HTC’s One X is still one of the smartest devices around, but you can get more from your smartphone with these tips and tricks
We talk your through the 10 hottest tips and tricks to try out on your HTC One X.
Take a screenshot
Snapping a screenshot can be useful for so many reasons, and you can do it on your One X without any third-party app. Just press the Power Button and the Home Button simultaneously.
Prevent automatic shortcuts
One annoyance with the HTC One X is that whenever you install a new app, the device will automatically put a shortcut to it on your home screen. To prevent this you should open the Google Play Store, tap ‘Menu’, hit ‘Settings’ and untick the ‘Auto-add Widgets’ box.
When you’re browsing through your music/media or contacts, you can quickly scroll through by using two fingers, saving yourself a few seconds each time.
Bin ‘Auto Review’
If you like to use the One X’s burst shoot mode when taking snapshots then you ought to consider disabling ‘Auto Review’ by nipping into Camera Settings and tapping on ‘Continuous Shooting Mode’ – this will stop the at times useful Best Shot feature from interrupting you.
Tap ‘Settings’, hit ‘Power’ and uncheck ‘Fast Boot’ to allow your device to reboot thoroughly, rather than utilizing the hot boot option which allows the device to start up quickly.
Tap ‘Settings’, select ‘Keyboard’ and enable the trace feature to make use of HTC’s Swype-clone keyboard. It’s a much faster option for those of you that like to text in a hurry.
Prevent Sense UI from lagging
Sense UI is a great overlay, but on the One X it can be a bit laggy by default. Go into ‘Settings’, choose ‘Developer Options’ and check the ‘Don’t Keep Activities’ box, then uncheck it again. Once you properly reboot (see above) you should have a lag free experience.
Use the scientific calculator
If you’re working out some complex equations you can rotate your device into landscape mode while the calculator is open to access the advanced, scientific calculator.
Keep track of your data usage
o into ‘Settings’, tap ‘Wireless and Networks’, select ‘More’ and hit ‘Usage’ – you’ll then be able to drag the warning bar on the displayed graph to a lower or higher limit, depending on what your plan allows, which should (hopefully) save you from getting an enormous bill!
Quickly access device information
Key *#*#3424#*#* into your phone dialler for speedy access to device information, like usage statistics or battery data. If this is something which you access often, you could try saving the code as an entry in your phone book.