Kit Guide: HTC Desire 510 - setting it up


This guide will help you get through the Setup of your HTC Desire 510. It'll also cover other stuff like connecting to the internet, setting up email, and protecting your phone with a lock screen.

HTC Desire 510 user manual

If you need to download a copy of the user guide for your phone, you can get it here


Box contents


This is what you'll get in your box:

  • HTC Desire 510
  • USB mains adapter
  • USB cable
  • Wired headphones

Inserting your SIM & memory cards


Your HTC Desire 510 takes a MicroSIM and you can also increase the memory by adding a MicroSD card - here's how to install both.

Desire 510 Insert SIM

Installing the SIM card

Take the back cover off by finding a notch in the plastic, along the bottom-edge of the phone. Using your fingernail, ease the cover away from the phone. You'll need to take the battery out as well (if it's in).

The SIM card slides into one of the slots on the top edge of the battery compartment. It's the one on the right and says 'SIM' above it. Slide it in with the cut-off corner first, and the gold contacts facing down.

Installing the memory card

If you've got a memory card, it goes in the slot on the left, with the thin end inserted first, and the gold contacts also facing down.

Completing the Desire 510 Setup Wizard


Before you can get going with the phone, you'll need to get through the Setup Wizard. This is a series of steps that helps you get the phone ready to use, and we'll take you through them, explaining anything that might not make sense.

Setting it up

510 Setup 1

Choose your language, then press Next.


Tap your network name from the list, and then Next.


Connect to Wi-Fi by tapping the name of your network.


Type in your wireless password. It'll be on a sticker on your router, if you're not sure of it.

510 Setup 2

When it's done, you'll see the word 'Connected' under your network name.


You'll be asked if you want to use mobile data. Press OK if you do, or Cancel if you don't.


If you've got a Google account (an email address ending in '' or '') press Yes. If you haven't, don't worry, just press No and you can set one up.


Type in your Google email address and password, then press the right-arrow.

510 Setup 3

By signing in, you agree to Google’s Terms of Service. If you're happy to carry on, press OK. If you want to know more about them, tap the links.


'Google+' is Google's social network. If you want to use it, press Get started, or if you're not interested, press Not now.


Choose which 'Google services' you want to use. You can opt out of any of these by unticking the boxes. Then press Next.


You'll be asked to set up payment information to make buying apps and games easier. There are also lots of free apps, so tap Skip if you don't want to add payment details.

510 Setup 4

'HTC Advantage' is an optional back up service. Press More to see information about using it.


You can sign in with your Google account, or press Remind me later if you don't want to do it now. When you've chosen, press Next.


You can use a computer to finish setting up your phone if you want, or carry on setting up using the phone by pressing Skip.


If you want to restore any information you've got backed up, choose a backup. Or to set up as a new phone, choose Skip then Next.

510 Setup 5

Choose whether you want your phone to back up automatically, then press Next.


HTC collects data to about how you use your phone to help improve their services. To opt out of this, untick the box, then tap Finish.


The first screen you'll see is 'BlinkFeed'. Press the Home button (the house shaped one at the bottom of the screen) to see your Home screen.

Touchscreen buttons

These buttons are below your main screen and will help you get around the phone.

'Home' (house shape): gets you to your Home screen from any app.

'Back' (arrow): takes you back one screen.

'Recent apps' (square): shows a list of recently used apps.

Connecting to the Internet


Lots of your apps and games need an internet connection to work properly, these steps will help you get connected.

Connecting the Desire 510 to a Wi-Fi network

510 WiFi

From the Home screen, press Apps > Settings > Wi-Fi.


Tap the name of the network you're connecting to.


Type in the wireless password, then press Connect.


When it's done, it'll say 'connected' under the network.

Turning mobile data on or off

510 Data

From the Home screen, press Apps.


Tap Settings.


There's a switch next to 'Mobile data' that you can tap to turn it on and off.

If you're having problems connecting to mobile internet, our guide to APN settings will help.

Setting up new email accounts


You can keep all your emails in one place by learning how to set up your accounts. Here's how.

510 Email Accounts

Open your list of apps, then tap Settings.


Tap Accounts & sync.


Set up a new account by pressing the + at the top.


Choose the type of account you want, then type in the email address and password. Tap Next, and the account will set up automatically.

If your account doesn't set up properly, you might need to put some settings in manually. We've got a guide to email server settings to help you with it.

Setting up a lock screen


A lot of important information can be stored on your phone, so you'll want to make sure it's protected. Setting up a lock screen is one way to keep your stuff safe, so follow these steps to set one up.


Open the Settings menu, then tap Lock screen. Choose the type you want (we recommend 'PIN' or 'Password').


Type in the PIN or Password you want to use, then press OK.


You'll need to type it in again to confirm it.

The lock screen is set up but you can choose to customise the other settings if you want. When you're done, press the Home button.

Your Desire 510 should be set up and ready for you to use. Of you'd like to speak to one of our Team Knowhow Experts, you can contact us here.

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