A Quick and Easy Guide to Getting Started with HTC Dot View


Looking for a fun and stylish way to interact with your HTC Android smartphone? With the HTC Dot View case (and the associated app), you can do that and much more. Keep reading as we explore HTC Dot View, with this quick walkthrough.

What is HTC Dot View?

As previously mentioned, HTC Dot View case provides you with a functional and stylish way to interact with your HTC device. With the Dot View case, you can perform a variety of simple tasks, all with the case is closed. Some of the things you can do with HTC Dot View case includes:

  • Answer or decline phone calls.
  • End calls with a quick down swipe.
  • Receive notifications of a missed call, new email, voice mail or SMS message.
  • Get alerts from popular apps like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and more.
  • Play, pause and skip your music.
  • Control your phone’s flashlight and voice recorder (only available with Sense 7 or later).
  • Snooze alarms

In addition to being able to control and perform a variety of tasks with HTC Dot View, there are also several ways to keep entertained and personalize your device. For example, you can:

  • Play HTC Dot View games like HTC Dot Breaker.
  • Customize your HTC Dot View experience with HTC Dot Design.
  • Display a custom scrolling message with HTC Dot Message.

To see if the HTC Dot View case is compatible with your smartphone, please see here.

Getting Started with HTC Dot View

Ready to get started with your HTC Dot View case? Just follow these simple steps to get set up:

  1. Insert your HTC phone into the Dot View case. The fit should be snug.
  2. After installing, you’ll see the HTC Dot View display through the cover of the case.

HOW TO: Make a phone call

Even with your HTC Dot View case is on your phone, you’re still able to make a phone call. How? It’s easy.

  1. While the HTC Dot View display is off, lift the phone in portrait orientation.
  2. Swipe down from the upper half of the HTC Dot View cover.
  3. When you see the microphone icon on the screen, say “Call” and then the contact’s name.

HOW TO: Change your HTC Dot View Theme

Want HTC Dot View to display an image that fits your style? Changing your theme is simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the HTC Dot View app.
  2. Tap Themes from the left pop-out menu.
  3. To add a new HTC Theme, tap + in the upper right hand corner and then select the drop down menu at the top of the screen.
  4. Once selected, you’ll notice a variety of HTC Dot View Theme categories to select from. Select one.
  5. Next select the Dot View Theme you like and push Download.
  6. Push Apply after it’s been downloaded.
  7. You’re all finished. Just close your case and double tap the screen to display your new HTC Dot View Theme.

HOW TO: Turn a Photo, Wallpaper or Image into a HTC Dot View Theme

Turning a photo, image or wallpaper into an HTC Dot View Theme is a simple and fun way to show off your style. To do this, first ensure that the image you’d like to use is in your gallery. After that, follow these steps:

  1. From within the HTC One Dot View app, select + in the upper right corner.
  2. When the Add theme from menu appears, select Gallery.
  3. Select an album and image of your choice.
  4. Next, you’ll be given the option to crop your image. To select the full image, drag the corners of crop outline so to the corners of the image and tap Done.
  5. Tap Done.

Additional HTC Dot View Tips:

  • To wake up your phone, lift the phone in portrait orientation and then tap twice on the cover.
  • Handling Phone calls: When you get a phone call, you don’t have to open the cover. Just swipe up or down on the arrows to answer or reject the incoming call.
  • To clear a notification, swipe down on the down-pointing arrow.
  • If you have older notifications, you’ll see the next one after clearing the current notification.

Now it’s your turn

With the HTC Dot View case, you can personalize and interact with your HTC Android smartphone in new ways and with any luck, hopefully this short guide makes knowing how to do it, easier.

Have any questions about HTC Dot View? Let me know in the comments section below.

  • RudyRedSox

    Are you going to support Windows 10 Mobile on the One M8 Windows phone?