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HTC Sense Home Widget

Get quick access to apps, shortcuts and folders you use most frequently based on where you are. With the HTC Sense Home widget, HTC 10 continually adapts to how you use it. For example, apps you use most frequently for work will show up when you’re at your office. The HTC Sense Home widget changes depending on whether you’re at home, work, or somewhere else.

Set Up the HTC Sense Home Widget

Setting up the HTC Sense Home widget is quick and easy.

Tip: If you don’t see the HTC Sense Home widget, add it to your Home screen. See Work with Stickers, Widgets and App Shortcuts.

Note: Make sure you turn on location services in your phone settings. See Location Settings.

  1. Tap Tap to personalize.

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  2. On the setup screen of the HTC Sense Home widget, tap Let's explore.

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  3. Tap where you are to finish setting up the widget.

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  4. On the widget, tap > widget options icon > more options icon > Personalize HTC Sense Home.
  5. Select all the options on the screen, and then tap back key.

Set Your Home and Work Locations

You can change the address for your home and work locations if you ever move to a new home or change your job.

  1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
  2. On the widget, tap > widget options icon > more options icon > Set locations.
  3. Tap the address area to search for the address you want to set.
  4. When you’ve found the address on the map, tap Done.

Switch Locations Manually

The HTC Sense Home widget automatically changes locations based on where you are. You can also manually change the location in the HTC Sense Home widget.

For the HTC Sense Home widget to change locations automatically, you need to make sure that HTC Location Service is turned on. See HTC Location Services.

  1. On your Home screen, slide right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
  2. Tap widget options icon, and then tap the location you want.

Pin and Unpin Apps

Pinning apps, shortcuts, or folders to the HTC Sense Home widget ensures they stay on the widget. Items in the HTC Sense Home widget will have one of two states: pinned or unpinned. Unpinned items will be automatically changed to more frequently used items.

  1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • To pin an item, touch and hold it until you see pin icon.

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  • To unpin an item, touch and hold it until the unpinning progress bar has completed.

Add Apps to the HTC Sense Home Widget

Add your favorite apps, shortcuts, or folders to the HTC Sense Home widget.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon.
  2. Touch and hold the app, shortcut, or folder you want to add to the widget.
  3. Drag the item to where you want in the HTC Sense Home widget.
  4. The app, shortcut or folder will be added to the HTC Sense Home widget and pinned in place.

Turn Suggestions Folder On and Off

The Suggestions folder dynamically changes content depending on the apps you use. If you don’t want to see recommended apps, you can turn it off.

  1. On the Home screen, swipe right or left until you see the HTC Sense Home widget.
  2. Tap widget options icon, and then tap more options icon > Show/hide smart folders.
  3. Tap OK.