Your HTC One is packed with features. Here’s how to make the most of them – whether you’re looking to prolong your battery life, upload photos or customize your Blinkfeed. Without further ado,HTC One’s top 10 tips and tricks
While you can’t disable blinkfeed entirely, you can ensure it’s not the first screen you see when unlocking your phone. To do so, simply long press the thumbnail at the top of the screen. Here you’ll see the option to “set as home.” Select any screen other than Blinkfeed and – ta-da! – you can bypass Blinkfeed completely.
Enable HTC Car
HTC has a car mode with easy access to music, maps, navigation and phone calls. The mode launches instantly when you mount your HTC One in an HTC Car Kit. To access the voice command feature, all you need to do is tap three times on the screen then say your request out loud.
Automatically Upload Photos to the Cloud
To ensure you never lose another photo, open up the camera, tap the three dots in the bottom-left corner of the screen and then select Camera Options à Auto upload. From there, all you have to do is pick a cloud service and your HTC One will automatically upload every photo you take.
Transfer Files from Your Old Phone
Thankfully, HTC makes switching to the One easy as pie. To transfer data – including contacts and iTunes files – from an old phone to your new One, simply go to Settings -> Transfer Content and select which device your upgrading from (iPhone, Windows Phone, Blackberry or another Android).
Customize Blink Feed
HTC’s Blink Feed comes pre-subscribed to a number of content sources. To change them, simply pull down on the stream and click the three dot icon on the right-hand side. From here, you can choose from a variety of content services, including Facebook and Twitter.
Take a Screenshot
To take a screenshot on your HTC One, all you need to do is hold down the power button and down bolume key simultaneously.
Enable Animated Photos
HTC’s Zoe feature captures 20 images in rapid succession automatically when you take a photo, to create short animated clips. To enable Zoe mode, simply tap the camera icon on the left side of the screen in the middle. You can tell Zoe mode is enabled because your camera symbol will slowly change color as you’re taking a photo.
Prolong Your Battery Life
Like the Galaxy S4, the HTC One has a dynamite Power Saver mode, which dials down the power devoted towards the phone’s CPU,display, vibration and data connectivity. According to Phandroid, the HTC One’s Power Saver mode is so great at prolonging battery life that the site recommended users should turn this mode on all the time. You can do so by sliding the notifcation panel open, tap power saver and then select which phone features you’ like to conserve power for.
Disable Beats Audio
Not everyone likes thumping bass. To disable Beats Audio, all you have to go is go to Settings à Phone à Disable Beats Audio.
Use Your HTC One as a TV Remote
Your HTC One even has the power to control your TV. To enable the TV remote function, simply open HTC’s pre-installed TV app.