HTC Eris Tips, Tricks, and Easter Eggs
Hi forumers!! I am new to Google and everything, I love my Eris so far and by finding out the tips and tricks for Droid, I tried those for Eris, and found it disappointing that it doesnt DO the tricks. So I am guessing Droid and Eris are completely different when it comes to tips and tricks, so any tips?
- 11-23-2009, 12:28 PM #2
- 11-24-2009, 10:33 PM #3
Ok, I don't have an Eris but I will get this thread started.
- Press & hold the "call" button when in a call to switch between headset & speakerphone.
- When watching a video over the Verizon network press the Menu button on the phone and you can select "High Quality".
- Instead of swiping the screen to unlock the phone, you can also press the "end" key followed by the "menu" key .
- For battery info dial (*#*#4636#*#*) and press "call". Select Battery Information.
- Want to stop WiFi from sleeping? Click: settings > wireless controls > wifi settings
Then Click: menu > click advanced > Then Click: wifi sleep policy > click never.
- 11-24-2009, 11:00 PM #4
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- 11-25-2009, 12:48 PM #8
my wife has one...i will try it on hers tonight to see if it works
Ok I have confirmed on my wife's Eris that the ##PROGRAM does in fact work. The pass code is the same, 000000. The layout is much different than the Droid, but none the less it still has the same info. I did notice that the vocode is set to evrc by default but it does allow you to change it to evrc-b, no option for 13k. Also allows you to change the default while roaming as well. It doesnt however reset the phone after making changes and closing it out like the Droid does.
Last edited by kamileon; 11-25-2009 at 03:01 PM. Reason: Updated Findings
- 11-27-2009, 09:21 AM #9
To bypass entering your password for voice mail:
Menu > Settings > Call Settings > Voicemail > *86PXXXX# (The x's are your password)
To save an MMS:
In your conversation, click and hold the message, not the picture itself. A box will open to "Save Picture".
While the phone is ringing if you turn it facedown it silences the ringer.
- 11-30-2009, 09:31 AM #10
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I've actually skimmed over most of the 240+ page user guide that Verizon has online and learned some cool stuff from that:
- To switch between active apps, press and hold the Home key (this is sort of the equivalent of Alt+Tab in Windows) and it will show you the active apps
- You can create folders in the same way you add a Widget, just select Folder instead. You can then rename the folder by opening it and then pressing and holding the title bar of that folder. To drag things into it, click on the up-arrow just above the Home button, find the app you want to add to a folder, press and hold it and drag it to the folder in which you want to place it. This is a feature that I hear iPhone users don't have and would like.
- Get the Locale app - it's amazing. You can have your phone automatically change various settings based upon your location as determined by the GPS or by time of day and/or day of week. It's one of the few true must-have apps.
- To move Widgets and shortcuts around your home screens, just press and hold them until they get the green frame around them and then you can remove them or drop them where you like.
- To remove applications, go to the MarketPlace and choose Manage Applications (or Downloads, I forget which). Touch the app to remove and remove it. It stays in your Downloads and can be re-added later if you'd like.
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- 12-11-2009, 03:30 PM #13a little obsessive...
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- 12-21-2009, 05:40 PM #21
To silence the phone when someone is calling you, simple turn the phone on its screen facing down.
Press and hold the Power button(end call) hard key to pull up power, silence and wifi options.
Press and hold call button to activate the Voice commands/dialer
Last edited by IzelTokatl; 12-22-2009 at 11:28 AM.
- 12-27-2009, 11:24 AM #22
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The trackball, very handy. I like it for moving the cursor to a precise location to fix typo's, but here is another nice little trick I found.
Have you ever wanted to move a widget or icon one or two screens over, and didn't feel like deleting them and making new ones... or have you gotten tired of dragging them to the very edge of the screen... well then have I got a solution for you!
A nice simple way to move icons, folders, and widgets over to a different home screen is to long press on the item, and then move your trackball to switch between the different home screens. Soon as you land at your new home screen location, let it drop in place.
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- 12-30-2009, 01:51 AM #25