The HTC 10 knows a few tricks, and maybe offers some treats along the way; you just have to know where to look. To get the most out of HTC’s latest and greatest, here’s nine settings to check out.
Turning off ads in HTC BlinkFeed
HTC Sense will display ads on your device in apps such as BlinkFeed, unless you disable the feature.
It’s easy to kill ads in BlinkFeed entirely once you know where to look.
- From the main BlinkFeed home panel, swipe left-to-right to open the menu panel.
- Tap the three dots icon in the top right corner of the panel.
- In the menu that appears, tap “Settings.”
- Scroll down to “Manage ads,” under “Customize.”
- Check “Turn off interest-based ads.”
That’s it. No more BlinkFeed ads.
How to Add more fingerprints on htc 10
The HTC 10 will let you register up to five different fingerprints for unlocking the phone, apps or making purchases. Open Settings then Fingerprint Scanner. Enter your password, then tap on Add fingerprint and follow the prompts.
Here you can also enable or disable waking the device when placing a finger on the home button while the screen is off.
BlinkFeed be gone
HTC’s BlinkFeed is a customized newsfeed that lives to the left of your home screen, but it’s not for everyone. Turn off BlinkFeed by long-pressing on an empty spot of your home screen and selecting Manage home screen pages. Swipe right until BlinkFeed is selected, then tap Remove.
Customize button backlight
For the first time, the HTC 10 has capacitive buttons instead of onscreen buttons. The backlight for each button defaults to turning off until touched, but you can set the backlight to turn on as whenever the screen is on.
Go to Settings > Display, gestures & buttons > Navigation button backlight and select your preferred setting.
Get to know gestures
With gestures you can launch the HTC 10’s camera, wake the screen, or unlock the device directly to its home screen.
To view how each gesture works, or disable gestures you don’t want, openSettings > Display, gestures & buttons > Motion Launch gestures. Tap on a number near just under the preview section to view an animation detailing how to use the gesture. Alternatively, tap on a gesture to enable or disable it.
MicroSD support in the HTC 10 lets you add up to two terabytes of additional storage. And starting with Android Marshmallow, you can combine a device’s internal storage with a microSD card, taking away the need to manage where apps and media is installed. Instead, Android will automatically move content between the two storage devices and you’ll never know it’s even happening.
After inserting a microSD card, go to Settings > Storage and tap on the gear icon next to the card’s name. Next, select Format internal. During this step anything on the card will be deleted, so make sure nothing important is on it. Follow the prompts to complete the process.
Custom headphone settings
The first time you plug headphones into the HTC 10, you’re asked to set up a custom audio profile. Each profile is specific to you and the pair of headphones you use. Follow the prompts, then name the profile (preferably with a name that references the specific headphones).
With headphones connected to the phone, open Settings > HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio and select an old profile. Finally, tap on the “+” sign.
HTC’s new Freestyle themes do away with traditional app icon grids. Instead your wallpaper acts as a background, and stickers act as shortcuts to an app of your choosing. Open the Themes app located in the app drawer to find new Freestyle themes under the From HTC category.
Check out Boost+
A new app from HTC, Boost+, helps you keep tabs on memory usage and storage information. But it also lets you password protect an app or apps of your choosing. Once an app is locked, the only way to open it is to enter a pattern you set.
Other notable features include battery optimization when playing games on the HTC 10.