- 05-07-2010, 09:05 AM #51
- 05-07-2010, 10:29 AM #52
I didn't see this posted, so apologies if common knowledge...
Coming from a Storm2, I thought the optical joystick was pretty much useless. The I discovered that if I'm on a webpage or one of my feeds, that scrolling up and down with the joystick highlights the each link on the page in succession, which you can then click. I love this feature...so much better than having to tap the links!
- 05-07-2010, 12:19 PM #53
- 05-07-2010, 06:13 PM #54
If you want to "Reject" a call and have the phone send a text message to the person who called, press the the menu key instead of "Answer" or "Decline" and another menu will pop up. From there, you can send a message to the caller.
- 05-09-2010, 08:59 AM #55
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- 05-09-2010, 03:22 PM #58
another tip, when you hit the SEARCH button on the bottom right, it will give you the option to search for something throughout your whole phone and internet. you can change what objects to search within.
SETTINGS, SEARCH, SEARCHABLE ITEMS.
If you hold the search button down for a few seconds, you can talk and search for something. or even do commands like "navigate to [contact name]", "call [contact name]", "map [then whatever you wanna look for in google maps]"
if you are within an app, like the PEOPLE app or google talk, and then hit Search, it will give you a search box to find stuff only within the app you are in. this is easier to find a contact in the People app rather than scrolling all the way down. and if you hit search twice while inside an app, it will change the search back to your universal search like from the home screen.
- 05-10-2010, 11:39 AM #59
When using the camera...
To quickly select a point in the frame to auto focus on, simply touch that point and a small white square highlights the area. When the square turns green that selected area is in focus.
- 05-11-2010, 09:15 PM #60
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- 05-12-2010, 10:59 AM #61
- 05-13-2010, 11:37 AM #63
Phone Book Backups
Their is a way to acknowledge separate phone books. First many of my VZW Backup Assistant numbers were old so I went into VZW's website and found my contacts. I deleted the old and unwanted numbers. Then I ran Backup assistant on my phone. Then I synced my Google contacts.
This is the best part.. Select: Phone, menu, people, menu, view. That will show your available phone books and how to select the one or more that you want to use.
If you find a lot of double contacts I suggest going int VZW's website and deleting the old double contacts there. Remember to compare contacts before deleting anything. You may delete the wrong one.
You can also import/export contacts with your SD card. Phone, menu, people, menu, Import/Export. That's the ultimate backup IMO.
- 05-13-2010, 01:59 PM #64
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- 05-14-2010, 12:39 PM #65
A wonderful feature of the phone is the music controls on the lock screen (why don't other android devices have this basic feature!!)
Anyway... after a few seconds they disappear but if you drag up from the lock button, they slide back up.
- 05-14-2010, 02:25 PM #66
- 05-17-2010, 09:03 AM #67
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(Interestingly when I click on some names after using this search option, it leads me to a different person's contact info...no pattern or connection).
- 05-17-2010, 11:49 AM #68
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In other threads I've seen a few people ask about an app that would prevent the screen from timing out while in a dock (as the Moto Droid apparently does natively).
If you go to Settings > Applications > Development, there is an option to "Stay Awake" while the phone is charging.
It may or may not be a setting you want to have enabled all the time, but it will allow the screen to stay unlocked while docked (assuming the dock is charging the device).
Note: the screen does dim slightly after a short time of no user input, but just tapping it brings it back to full brightness without needing to swipe-unlock.Previous phones: BlackBerry Storm 1, Droid Incredible - RIP May 24, 2011
Current phone: HTC Thunderbolt
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- 05-17-2010, 01:09 PM #69
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I didn't see this posted before, but if I missed it the Mods can delete: no stress.
If you want to easily add an email address to your contacts from an email that you have received, you can simply touch the address (while in the actual mail) and you'll get a pop-up with several options.
And FWIW, I don't see this option in gmail addresses.
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