Changing the Settings¶
The Settings application is where you go to configure and customize your phone. You can also use it to manage your cellular connection and online accounts. This guide will cover some of the more common settings that you may need to adjust.
Locate the icon shown above in the app drawer and press it to launch the application. Alternatively, open the panel at the top of the screen and press the settings (tools) button on the left.
When you start Settings, you will be shown a list of categories. Press any of these to view and edit the settings for that category.
Some categories only appear when the peripheral associated with them is active.
When you first use your phone, you should change the default passcode to a new one that is unique to you.
Currently, the passcode you use to unlock the phone is the same as the password you use to access the phone via other methods. This is expected to change in the future.
From the main Settings page, select Details to open a page showing information about the system software and the users who have accounts on the phone.
From here, select the Users page to view and update information about your account on the phone. This is the page you visit when you want to update the passcode that unlocks the phone.
Select the button containing the hidden text, next to the Password label. This will open the Change Password dialog where you will need to enter both your old passcode and a new one.
Enter your old passcode in the Current Password field. Then enter your new passcode in both the New Password and Confirm fields. This is designed to ensure that you have not mistyped your passcode.
When you have entered all the information, press the Change button at the top-right of the screen to submit it and change the passcode. If you changed your mind, press the Cancel button at the top-left of the screen to keep using your old passcode.
You cannot use the same code for both old and new passcodes. If you submit the same code for both old and new passcode, the system will refuse it – press Close if this occurs. If you want to keep using your old passcode, press the Cancel button to leave the Change Password dialog.
The Cellular page is used to configure your phone’s connection to the mobile network. See the Unlock the SIM Card section for more information.
The Notifications page is useful when you want to configure how notifications are reported for individual applications and components.
Press any of the names in the list to open a page showing the preferences for that application or component. Press the back button at the top-left of the screen to return to the list.
The Region & Language page is where you can select the language used for applications and user interface elements. It is also where you can choose the default language for the virtual keyboard.
To choose a new default language for the virtual keyboard, press the (add) button below the current language in the Input Sources section. This opens a dialog that allows you to add an input source – this is where you select another language.
If you are not selecting English as the language, press the (view more) button below the label, then select the Other label that appears. You can now choose from a language in the list – swipe down to see more languages.
Alternatively, you can start typing with the keyboard to search for the language you want. As you enter the name of a language, the list will show matching languages. In the images below, we show Spanish as an example.
When you have found your language, select it in the list, then press the Add button at the top-right of the screen. Alternatively, press Cancel to return to the Region & Language settings.
If you have selected and added a new language, it will be included in the list of Input Sources.
To make the new language the default language for the keyboard, remove the other language by pressing the (delete) button next to its name. When this happens, the keyboard will change to show a layout that reflects the new default language. If it is not already shown, press the button at the bottom-right of the screen to open it.
If the default language does not have a corresponding virtual keyboard layout then the US layout will be used. You can discuss and submit new layouts in the Purism forums.