If it's not one thing, it's another with this "Incredible"
Guys, I gotta say I was really happy about the Incredible initially, despite the common problems, but it's getting too much.
Battery problems - sometimes the fixes on here work, sometimes it'll still use up battery in 4 hours, despite not changing anything.
Software related, but deleted all my texts, then backup program couldn't restore. Had to uninstall messaging software. restore. then reinstall
Keeps flipping to first screen to the right of the home screen by itself.
WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT PHONE, IT RESENT OLD TEXT MESSAGES, BUT TO THE RANDOM PEOPLE. This could have gotten me fired. Incredible violation of privacy.
FM Radio program no longer lets me scroll frequencies or press buttons (despite a restart). Just plays that one station.
And now no one can hear what me talking on the other end, despite 3 bars of service.
*** It's like it just won't let me enjoy the phone.
And even if there's fixes out there, it shouldn't be this hard for an average user to enjoy all the features should it?
- 05-21-2010, 02:59 PM #2
I wouldn't consider myself an average user, but I enjoy all my features. Maybe you got a bad phone? Have you tried a full factory reset? I know everyone always suggests that but it seems to solve more problems than anything. Most issues seem to come from third party apps.
My screen was doing the flip thing at first and it bugged the crap out of me. I then noticed when I went to lay my phone on the desk my palm was going over the optical joystick and making to do it. I was like really?? Then I realized the only reason it was doing it was because it was picking up my palm as a finger moving across it and it was me doing it!
As far as nobody being able to hear you, I'm not sure, I know I don't have to yell into mine, but I either use a blue tooth headset or the speaker phone most of the time. Haven't had any issues as of yet with using it the regular way either though.
Tough luck on that one dude, sounds like you haven't had a good time with your phone, and that sucks.The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 05-21-2010, 03:01 PM #3
- 05-21-2010, 03:07 PM #4
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I had the not being able to hear me thing on the very first day I had the phone and I was FREAKING out.
I had checked and rechecked all my settings, and everything was fine. The only way I could communicate with people were text messages. So I was compairing all my settings to my brothers settings and everything was as it should be.
I was on my way back to the verizon store to have a fit and did a battery pull for one last ditch effort to get it to work and guess what, it did the trick and I havn't had that problem sense!
Hope it helps!
Pulled the battery and now people can hear me.
I guess they mainly seem to be software related....but I haven't downloaded that many apps...and I think they're all fairly common / mainstream ones.
Just feel like 50% of my phone use time is spent on problem solving
Maybe that factory reset will help...
- 05-21-2010, 03:37 PM #6
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- 05-21-2010, 03:48 PM #8
The flipping home screens happened to me once.
The other day, answering a couple calls the other people on the other end couldn't hear me.
Both were fixed with power off/on.
But, yeah, I'm having some weird things happen that I keep needing to "reboot" to fix.
I shouldn't need to keep doing this.
Yup, people say that maybe I got a bad one... Well, if I didn't read of others having these same problems, they were solid failures, or power off/on didn't fix, I'd agree. Instead, they are very intermittant adn happen without warning, and rarely. So I have to think its a problem with software on the incredible.
For those that say "factory reset, its probably a 3rd party app..." I don't want to have to test each app to find out those that work... that takes away from using and enjoying my phone.
- 05-21-2010, 03:59 PM #9The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 05-21-2010, 05:24 PM #10
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I have had no problems with my Incredible. But Qazme is right about the apps. When the Droid Eris came out I had it. I put a video app on it and I had to do a factory reset to get my phone to work without issues. In a sense its like a computer. Its not as much the OS the program has problems with, it's the other programs that program may have issues with.
- 05-21-2010, 06:15 PM #11
If so, those data transfer machines are more problems then they are worth, they cause random weird stuff to happen as it's transferring data from phones that are not alike.
Do a complete factory reset, I had a problem similar to this going from one Blackberry to another and was told by Tech support that issues like this crop up when transferring data from phone to phone as it could pull it some corrupted data or something that is unsupported by the new phone. I did a wipe and the problems went away and never resurfaced.
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- 05-21-2010, 07:40 PM #12
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- 05-21-2010, 08:21 PM #14
I'm going to sound like a broken record for some of the other posts. Third party apps, as awesome as they may be, might be part of the problem. One day I had a problem where I could receive calls, but nobody could hear me. It was really annoying, had me thinking tha reception was poor no matter where I was. I thought through the recent apps I had installed and discovered that Slacker was the culprit. Unfortunately, I have no idea whether Slacker was the problem or whether it was a problem with Slacker and something else. The one concern with such a large variety of apps to play with, is that it is almost impossible to test all of the various combination of apps to identify conflicts.
Good luck, I hope you figure it out!
Steve in CT
And at least one text that one person read to me was NOT one from my old outbox. (I still had the inactivated phone, so I could go back and check for sure)
OH, OH, and just tonight, a new text came in while I was typing another. So, closed out of it. It popped a message saying Handcent was going to discard it b/c it didn't have a recipient yet. I clicked just that 1 okay button (if that...can't remember), and next thing I know ENTIRE INBOX WAS EMPTY AGAIN. Lost all the texts AGAIN in the same day.
So, then uninstalled Handcent and tried to restore texts with My Backup Pro... failed. gave me some error message. Only left one text in my box from "Anonymous" that wouldn't open.
IT'S NON-STOP. OMG
- 05-22-2010, 01:16 AM #16(•‿•)
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- 05-22-2010, 07:55 AM #18
I would still try doing a factory wipe and see hoe it goes from there. In the mean time, I would keep your boss and co workers off your contact list until you are sure the problem is resolved, might keep random texts from going to them.
- 05-22-2010, 08:23 AM #19
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- 05-22-2010, 08:44 AM #21
I am sure its a fluke.
I cannot tell you how many times I have replaced each and every one of my phones.
When you produce 500,000 things, 1 of them is bound to be wonky
- 05-22-2010, 09:03 AM #22
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- 05-22-2010, 10:53 AM #24
Heavy texting is my main use, so it's unfortuante I can't have a good app for it.
Factory reset today.
I REALLY want this phone to work out.