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How to Open and Manage Apps on HTC One M9 [Tutorials]

Like many other Android smartphones, applications on the HTC One M9 are usually accessed and launched using the All Apps icon on the Home screen. The Apps screen is comprised of various apps pre-installed on the phone as well as those you downloaded and installed on your device.

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Please note that available applications may vary between carriers. Some carriers opted to add or remove certain apps to/from the phone.

There are different ways for you to open an app from the Home screen. These include the following:

  1. Tapping an app on the launch bar located at the bottom of the Home screen.
  2. Tapping the All Apps icon to open the Apps screen, and then tap the app you want to launch or use.
  3. Tapping the Search icon on the Apps screen, and then enter the name of the app you want to open.

Hints:

  • You can also open an app or folder from the Lock screen by dragging the app or folder up on the lock screen. Doing so will unlock the screen and so you can directly go to the app or folder to use.
  • You may be prompted to provide your credentials before your opens the app or folder, if you’ve set up a screen lock on your device.

How to Switch Between Recently Opened Apps

You can easily switch between the apps or webpages you’ve recently opened, especially when you are multitasking and using different applications on your device. For example, you opened multiple webpages from the web browser. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Tap the SwitchBrowserTabs icon to view recently opened applications.
  2. To switch back to an app, simply tap on it.
  3. To remove an app from the list, drag the app up.
  4. To clear the recent apps list, tap the Close icon (X).

How to Change View of your Recent Apps

  1. Tap the Menu icon (three-vertical dots).
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Layout.
  4. Choose between Card View or Grid View.

How to Refresh Content in an App

A simple finger gesture can help you easily refresh contents that are synced or downloaded from the web, in some applications. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Scroll to the top of the screen while viewing content like weather or mail inbox.
  2. Use your finger to pull down the screen, and then release to refresh.

How to Arrange Apps on the Apps Screen

Follow these quick steps to personalize the Apps screen and rearrange the apps and change the layout according to your preference.

  1. Tap the Home key.
  2. Tap the All Apps icon.
  3. Tap the drop-down icon.
  4. Choose the way you want to arrange the apps. For example, sort them alphabetically. Otherwise, select Custom if you want to group apps into folders or rearrange them.

How to Move Apps and Folders on HTC One M9

  1. Tap the Home key.
  2. Tap the All Apps icon.
  3. Tap the drop-down icon.
  4. Select Custom.
  5. Tap the Menu icon.
  6. Select Rearrange apps.
  7. Touch and hold an app or folder.
  8. Perform any of the following:
  • Drag the app towards another position on the same page and wait until you see the occupying icon moves away before release your finger.
  • Drag the app to the DoubleArrowDown icon or DoubleArrowUp icon to move it to another page.
  1. Tap the CheckMark icon, when you’re done moving apps and folders.

How to Remove/Delete Apps from a Folder

  1. Tap the Home key.
  2. Tap the All Apps icon.
  3. Tap the drop-down icon.
  4. Select Custom.
  5. Tap the Menu icon.
  6. Select Rearrange apps.
  7. Now, open the folder by tapping on it.
  8. Touch and hold an app from the folder, and then drag it out of the Apps screen. Wait until the occupying icon moves away before releasing your finger.
  9. Tap the CheckMark icon when you’re done removing apps.

How to Hide or Show Apps on the M9 Apps Screen

  1. Tap the Home key.
  2. Tap the All Apps icon.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Select Hide/Unhide Apps.
  5. Choose the apps you want to hide, or remove the check from their boxes to unhide them.
  6. Tap Done when you’re finished hiding/showing apps.

How to Pin/Unpin Apps to the on HTC Sense Home widget

You can pin apps, folders, or shortcuts to the HTC Sense Home widget to ensure they remain on the widget. There are two states of items in the HTC Sense Home widget — either pinned or unpinned. Unpinned items will automatically be changed to more frequently used items. Here’s how to pin or unpin an app or item:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Swipe right or left until the HTC Sense Home widget displays.
  3. Perform any of the following:
  • Pin an item – Press and hold an item until you see the PIN
  • Unpin an item – Press and hold an item until you see the unpinning progress bar is complete.

How to Add Apps to the HTC Sense Home widget

You can add your favorite folders, apps, or shortcuts to the HTC Sense Home widget for easier access of your important contents. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap the All Apps icon.
  3. Press and hold the folder, app, or shortcut you want to add to the widget.
  4. Drag the item to anywhere you want it to be placed in the HTC Sense Home widget. Doing so will add the shortcut, folder, or app to the HTC Sense Home widget and pinned it in place.

How to Manage App Notifications on HTC One M9

You can configure your device to set the priority of apps notifications. You can also completely block notifications for apps you don’t want to be notified of. Follow these quick steps to configure app notifications on your M9 phone:

  1. Tap the All Apps icon on the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Sound & notification.
  4. Tap App notifications to continue.
  5. Tap the app you want to manage or configure. Alternatively, you can press and hold a notification in the notifications panel, and then tap the Information (i) icon.
  6. Finally, tap the On/Off switch next to Block or Priority depending on what you want to do.

The settings you’ve made for app notifications will then be applied to notifications in the Notifications panel and the lock screen.

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