- 07-16-2010, 10:09 PM #2
- 07-16-2010, 10:11 PM #3
Someone was curious about the double tap home button: Go to settings and then applications, and the last options allows you to change the function.
Also to save some battery for those of you with social networking, I would recommend going to data manager under settings, then data delivery, then social applications. You can set it to only update on wifi, so when you are at home on the charger it syncs.
Edit: to have the phone vibrate for text messages, go to the home of the text messages and pull up the menu, then settings. Should be an option close to the bottom.
- 07-17-2010, 12:42 PM #4
found out that you can actually disable the lock screen in the settings menu:
menu>settings>location & security and from there just uncheck the screen lock option. best part is that you can disable the swipe lock, while still keeping a passcode or pattern lock if you want
- 07-17-2010, 05:00 PM #5
- 07-17-2010, 05:17 PM #6
I don't know how many people know this but you can kill any running app without a 3rd party task killer by:
1. Go to settings
2. Scroll down to Applications and tap it
3. Tap 'Manage Applications'
4. Press the menu button.
5. Select 'Filter'
6. Select 'Running'
7. Tap apps to perform function
EDIT: You can also toggle music controls when playing while the phone is locked.
- 07-17-2010, 07:31 PM #7
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- 07-18-2010, 12:11 PM #11
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- 07-18-2010, 12:34 PM #13
dont download the facebook app from the marketplace! it apparently does not play nice with the social networking on the blur UI. i was having issues with it syncing contact pics when i installed the market app, and a factory reset was the only thing to correct the problem
some alternatives if you dont care for the blur FB is to get pure messenger widget (if you are looking for a replacement widget that displays FB posts), and to use the touch facebook mobile site for any heavy lifting (who's interface most people prefer over the android app anyway)
- 07-18-2010, 12:45 PM #14
- 07-18-2010, 12:50 PM #15
to extend battery life, you can go into the data manager in the settings menu and set the social networking to only update on wi-fi, and also use the battery manager's smart mode to set a data timeout after a period of inactivity.
- 07-18-2010, 01:16 PM #16
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- 07-18-2010, 10:07 PM #20
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If you have pattern lock enabled & forget your pattern dont freak out. Once it wont let you in after a certain amount of tries it'll ask you to log into your gmail account. After you log in youll be asked to set a new pattern.
Mix Zing is a great multimedia player that plays all media music, video etc. It also has an 10 band equalizer. MixZing also lets you download album art only when charging or during other settings
- 07-18-2010, 10:29 PM #21
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- 07-18-2010, 11:55 PM #23
Here's a question: There's an application in the drawer to startup Car Dock mode (even if it's not in a car dock), so why isn't there an app to startup Media Dock mode even if it's not in a dock?
- 07-18-2010, 11:59 PM #24
- 07-19-2010, 12:47 AM #25
Almost all of these Droid Tips and Tricks work for the X as well:
Many of my other favorite tips involve apps that provide the features I wish were built in.
MyBackup Pro : Backup apps, messages, contacts, calendar, etc. automatically to the cloud and your SD card - If you only buy one app, buy this one. $5
Missed Call : Set repeating reminder alerts for calendar, messages, emails, etc.
AppBrain plus Fast Web Installer : Search for and install Android Marketplace apps directly from your computer. Great app recommendations for you based on your interests.