Setup the Photos App on an HTC One M8
Edited by Thor, Alexander Avdeev, Eng
Hello! Welcome to VisiHow! In this video, we are going to show you how to set up the Photos application on the HTC One M8.
To begin, we turn the phone on by pressing the Power button located on the top of the phone.
Once the phone has been activated, we will see the Lock screen.
To unlock the phone, we swipe the screen upwards.
Once the phone is unlocked, we will see the Home screen; and there will be icons at the bottom of the screen. We need the icons section now, because we need to open up the applications folder.
To open the applications folder, we need to tap the icon located at the bottom of the Home screen.
The icon is a grid made up of white dots. This is the icon for the applications folder. We tap it. The folder will open.
Now, we need to find and tap the Photos application icon.
The icon is a shape made up of different colors with "Photos" written underneath. In this example, it is located on the first page. It can be in a different position. It can be in the "Media" folder or somewhere else. We find ours and tap it. This will allow us to enter the application. Now, the application will ask us to set it up.
We need to tap the "GET STARTED" box, which is displayed at the bottom.
Now, the application will say "Back up your photos and videos" and "Sync this device with your Google Photos library to search, edit, delete and share from any device". We'll have two options to select.
If we want to select "Back up & sync" with "Use Google account" and account name, we have to make sure that the option is blue.
If we don't want to select this option, we tap it; and it will turn gray.
We have to make sure that we choose the option that is right for us.
The second option is "Use mobile data to back up" with "When WiFi is unavailable".
Currently, it is turned off. That means that we may be using extra money, the mobile Internet may cost you more, or it may be just not viable for you to do this. That is why this option is turned off by default.
However, if we want to turn it on and use the mobile Internet to back up when WiFi is not available, then turn this option on by tapping it.
It's better to use WiFi to back up, because WiFi is more suitable for backing up large numbers of data. It is our choice, of course.
Once we are happy with the choices, we tap the word "CONTINUE" in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
We'll have some more options to choose.
"Upload size for photos and videos". "High-quality (free unlimited storage)" or "Original (15 GB storage left)" with "Full resolution that counts against your quota". As we can see, this allows us to save high-quality photos at a reduced file size, or we can use full resolution. Full resolution takes a lot more space. That's why there are only 15 gigabytes of storage. If we select the first option, we will get free unlimited storage. This depends on how much space we use or intend to use, and how important it is for us to have the original quality. We are happy with the first option in this example, so we are going to select it.
If we want to change the option, we tap the other option.
There will be a blue circle that will indicate the selected option. When the circle moves, we know which option is selected.
We tap the word "CONTINUE" in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to continue.
We will have an option on the screen that will give us some advice to see more photos by pinching to zoom. The application will display how to interact with it by pinching with our fingers to zoom in and out.
Now, we tap the arrow located in the dark blue circle.
"Select more quickly" and "Press and hold, then swipe" will be displayed. It allows us to select multiple photos at the same time. We tap, hold, and then swipe. It will allow us to select multiple photos.
We tap the arrow again to go to the next piece of advice.
"Navigate better" and "Swipe left or right" will be displayed. As we can see, swiping left or right helps us to navigate different pages.
We tap the arrow again to go to the last page.
"Find faster" and "All photos automatically organized" will be displayed. Photos are organized by date, by places, and by things. So, we can organize them into specific categories related to time, date, and subject.
We tap the circle with a white check inside.
This will allow us to enter the application, and we are now ready to use it.
This concludes our tutorial on how to set up the Photos application on the HTC One M8. You can find some other VisiHow videos on how to use this application. Check out those video tutorials that will guide you through the application! If you have any questions or comments about this video, then please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!
Video: Setup the Photos App on an HTC One M8
Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Thor