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  1. Deacon#AC's Avatar
    Not going to make any final judgements until I've lived with it for a while.
    But I did notice the screen brightness is much dimmer as many here have stated.

    I've also noticed that it seems be using quite a bit more ram doing normal operation? (Manage Apps - Running).
    But it appears to be working fine.

    It took me a while to figure out how to turn off the haptic feedback too.

    Overall, I like it.
    04-12-2012 08:44 AM
  2. AnnieGetYurGun's Avatar
    How do I change the volume of the notifications? As far as I can see it is linked to the phone volume which I don't want to change, but the email/text sounds are too loud sometimes. Anyone know?

    Thanks
    04-12-2012 09:00 AM
  3. Jessicalt1's Avatar
    Has anyone had any problems with the screen going randomly blue, weird typing, apps acting up, and the phone not going to silent? Could be user error (I'm asking for a friend) but she did the update 20 mins prior to that all happening.
    04-12-2012 09:01 AM
  4. nismospec's Avatar
    battery usage seems to have gone way up. still researching this, but I normally get to the office around 8:30 with around 90%, but today it was at 71%. Screen usage was draining the most battery, but I really haven't used it? Looking into No LED to see if that's causing any issues.

    also it has re-booted on its own around 4-5 times since last night's update. wondering if some of my apps aren't ics ready and causing a crash?

    it's only day 1, but i'm a little perturbed...
    04-12-2012 09:11 AM
  5. SummerCat's Avatar
    I have had no issues so far. Its like a new phone! My phone is actually much faster now than it was before. I'm elated!

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    04-12-2012 09:27 AM
  6. kuoirad's Avatar
    One issue I have noticed is during a call it looks like they decided to focus on making it look cool, not function well. Rather than the contact picture in the middle it is oddly placed on the top of the screen in a far too landscape mode. The rest is black. Dumb
    Yeah, I agree - the new "in call" screen is awful, IMO.
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    04-12-2012 10:02 AM
  7. gabbott's Avatar
    How do I change the volume of the notifications? As far as I can see it is linked to the phone volume which I don't want to change, but the email/text sounds are too loud sometimes. Anyone know?

    Thanks
    Unfortunately, they made the change that ringtone and notification volume is always tied together now. Don't know why they removed the option to separate them.

    Not sure if there is a third-party app to address this.
    04-12-2012 10:07 AM
  8. chud's Avatar
    Unfortunately, they made the change that ringtone and notification volume is always tied together now. Don't know why they removed the option to separate them.

    Not sure if there is a third-party app to address this.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...2lkZ2V0cHJvIl0.
    04-12-2012 10:53 AM
  9. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Cannot get rid of the "sync" icon at the top. Tried turning off backup/restore and turning off account sync and it still won't go away.
    04-12-2012 11:43 AM
  10. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Cannot get rid of the "sync" icon at the top. Tried turning off backup/restore and turning off account sync and it still won't go away.
    I'm assuming you've already rebooted...

    I had one notification that wouldn't clear out or swipe away, so I rebooted and it was gone.
    04-12-2012 12:06 PM
  11. cabrone's Avatar
    which parameter would change notification volume? Alerts Volume? My option to increase volume is grayed out. It only moves when increasing Ringer volume below it. I have the free version, can you confirm this is the same or different on the paid version before I go buying it?

    NVM: Under setting there is an option to unlink them (paid version only)
    04-12-2012 12:16 PM
  12. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    I'm assuming you've already rebooted...

    I had one notification that wouldn't clear out or swipe away, so I rebooted and it was gone.
    Rebooted about 5 times since I installed ICS, still there.
    04-12-2012 12:18 PM
  13. chud's Avatar
    which parameter would change notification volume? Alerts Volume? My option to increase volume is grayed out. It only moves when increasing Ringer volume below it. I have the free version, can you confirm this is the same or different on the paid version before I go buying it?

    NVM: Under setting there is an option to unlink them (paid version only)
    Here are all the options that I have on the paid version, and yes, Alerts would be your notifications. I'd definitely take advantage of the refund policy if it doesn't work for you. You'll know as soon as you open the app.

    EDIT I didnt see your edit.

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    04-12-2012 12:24 PM
  14. flavinator's Avatar
    Happened once to me, I was on Yahoo weather and it rebooted
    04-12-2012 06:30 PM
  15. Polish Prince's Avatar
    Yeah, I agree - the new "in call" screen is awful, IMO.
    There is also a ton of wasted real estate when looking at a contact in landscape mode. I copy & paste alot of stuff from excel into the note field of a contact & use it as a price list when I'm at a customers home.

    Notice that the contact image wastes about a 25% of the screen. It forces the note field to "wrap" and be a bit more difficult to read.

    Not a big deal, but contact images have been a step in the wrong direction IMHO with ICS.



    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    04-12-2012 09:17 PM
  16. cabrone's Avatar
    One issue I have noticed is during a call it looks like they decided to focus on making it look cool, not function well. Rather than the contact picture in the middle it is oddly placed on the top of the screen in a far too landscape mode. The rest is black. Dumb

    Tapatalked
    Found a solution for those who are using Sync My Pix. Under settings uncheck the 96 pixel centering option. Problem solved. Still doesn't look awesome. But better

    Tapatalked
    04-12-2012 09:19 PM
  17. almath's Avatar
    I have 2 problems, no matter what I try I can't seem to clear my cache. I've uninstalled, rebooted, battery pulled nothing works. I also went into apps and tried to clear individual cache (nothing).
    Problem 2 is the play store, I can only do 1 update or install at a time. If I try just get blue line process never completes, I have to reboot .
    04-12-2012 10:01 PM
  18. tonykilo943's Avatar
    My battery life has gone way down
    when I delete a conversation w/in MMS..it flashes and loses info then flashes and gets it back.
    The speech to text is worse
    little jittery most of the time
    bookmark icons are gone
    04-12-2012 10:25 PM
  19. Polish Prince's Avatar
    My battery life has gone way down..
    I've also seen a decrease in my bat tree life.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    04-12-2012 10:31 PM
  20. jimijames's Avatar
    Another vote for way too dim with autodim indoors. It seems like mine has 2 settings: 1) phone thinks it's inside = dim to less than min and 2) phone thinks it's outdoors = max brightness. No in-between. I would love to see google give us the option to set a baseline brightness... tell the phone this is how bright I want it all the time and it adjusts based on lighting conditions.
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    04-13-2012 07:06 AM
  21. moonoverparma00's Avatar
    I just got this phone, has the battery life always been this bad?? This is going to make me go back to the iPhone.
    04-13-2012 07:56 AM
  22. arrasmith's Avatar
    I just got this phone, has the battery life always been this bad?? This is going to make me go back to the iPhone.
    What battery life are you getting? Need a bit more info to answer that question.

    For me, I get about 14 hours with moderate usage (keeping data, gps, and wifi always on in a building with bad reception).
    04-13-2012 09:06 AM
  23. nismospec's Avatar
    unplugged with full charge at 6:15. very little usage since, it's 9:30 now and i'm at 67% battery power.

    Android OS is at 53%, much higher than my screen at 29%. Seems odd, usually the screen was the one consuming the most out of my battery?
    04-13-2012 09:28 AM
  24. Paul627g's Avatar
    I just got this phone, has the battery life always been this bad?? This is going to make me go back to the iPhone.
    The normal should be easily 8-10 hrs.. There are some key tips to good battery management.

    Social media/email try and limit the amount or how frequently it polls for updates

    Display, turn off auto brightness. This is a big killer because its constantly adjusting your screen brightness.. Most run at around 25% indoors and a little higher in bright light like outside.

    4g... Don't turn it on from Settings unless you really need it.. Again.. Radio cycling on and off from 3g/4g is a big killer.... Plus 4g if you do get the signal is a huge battery killer..

    Custom Widgets on your home screen.. Yes they are nice but again, they normally are hitting the net to update the content on them so its hitting the battery hard.

    Those are some of the most common areas to look at for improving battery.

    Also like anything new, your update to ICS will take a few hours maybe a day to settle in. A few shut down's and reboots usually help.. Worst case situation some end up doing a factory reset but I wouldn't go that far just yet.



    unplugged with full charge at 6:15. very little usage since, it's 9:30 now and i'm at 67% battery power.

    Android OS is at 53%, much higher than my screen at 29%. Seems odd, usually the screen was the one consuming the most out of my battery?
    Check to see what you have running possibly in the background.. Some apps or something that might be munching battery.
    04-13-2012 09:41 AM
  25. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Battery life is definitely worse than with GB (which wasn't so great to begin with).
    04-13-2012 11:18 AM
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