HTC Radar Tips and Tricks

Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
Phone: HTC Radar
Factory OS: Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

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The phone's Browser is designed to use as much of the phone's screen as possible, however this means the status bar is usually hidden.

To quickly view the status bar with Time, Battery Indicator and Signal Strength, quickly press More (…) or the Address Bar. This will show the bar. Alternatively you can press and hold the More button and drag it up slightly to reveal the status bar. Drag it down again to discard it.

To delete maps history, start from the homescreen and scroll to the right.

Then choose Settings - Applications. Then select Maps.

From here you can delete various parts of the maps history.

To turn off roaming while abroad, go to Settings - Mobile network - Roaming.

This can save you from getting stung on high call charges while overseas.

To set an MP3 as a ringtone, press Start - All apps - Settings - Ringtones & sounds - Ringtone.

Then choose the ringtone you want to use.

A handy feature with Mango is the ability to update your Facebook status with your voice.

If you haven't already done so, you will need to Register a Phone and Activate Text Messaging. To set this up, log in to your Facebook account and go to Account Settings. Then on the left side, click Mobile, then click Add a Phone. You will be asked to enter your password and your phone settings. You will then be asked to send a text to Facebook to confirm your phone. Facebook will then send you a confirmation code to your phone, which you will then need to type into Facebook to complete the setup.

Next you will need to set Facebook up as a Contact on your phone. Go to the People Hub, press the Plus (+) icon, then press New Contact, then enter Facebook for the Contact's name. Then enter the phone number as 32665. (you may need to check this here http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=217343558285214 if you don't live in the UK, US or other common countries)

Once that is setup, you just say Text Facebook on your phone. Then speak your message and say Send. This will then send the message to Facebook which will update your status.

To add Google Calendar to your phone, go to Settings - Emails - Google email.

From here you can sync your emails, contacts and calendar to the phone.

To import your contacts from your SIM card, then insert the SIM and turn the phone on.

Then go to People. Hold near the top of the screen and select Import SIM contacts.

To maximise the viewable area when viewing websites, then you can rotate the phone to landscape mode.

This has the effect of hiding the menu toolbar and address bar so that you can see more of the website.

Go to Settings - Applications - Phone to display your number

To get directions to a location, you need to begin from the home screen. Then go to Apps - Maps and select Directions.

Then enter an address or place of interest, like a shop or restaurant and press Go.

Then choose either Walking or Driving. The phone will then calculate a route.

To show real-time traffic information select the More button and select Show Traffic.


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