Droid Incredible Tips & Tricks Thread
09-24-2013 07:46 AM
- It's pressing the home button from the main home screen that does this. If you press the home button once from another screen it will take you to the main home screen (that's why pressing it a 2nd time will bring up this view).
You can also bring up the thumbnail by pinching two fingers in, from any of the home screens. And by the way there are 7 homescreens not 6 haha.05-20-2010 01:23 PM
- 05-20-2010 03:23 PM
- I think this is worth sharing. I originally read this in a post by drjrdemelo.
Anyone who may be concerned that their "new" replacement is actually a refurb can do this. To check within the OS to see if there are any records of refurbishment:
Call ##778 > View Mode > Display
I presume that seeing the following means your phone is in fact new, not refurbished:
This put my mind at ease when I received my replacement Inc.05-20-2010 08:33 PMLike 5
- If this has been mentioned before I apologize. I searched the forums to see if there is anyway to turn the soft button backlight on when it is off. Not sure if this is intentional but if the backlight is off after you unlock it will turn on if you rotate left as if going to landscape. Rotate back to portrait and it stays on until you hit the top button or the screen times out. I know the backlight is sensor controlled so maybe this is unintentional however if it is a bug it is a bug it is a good one for my needs.05-23-2010 07:27 PM
- I was trying to send SMS pictures to other phones and wasn't having success.
I discovered that it is because I had the camera set on a resolution that was too high.
To change your settings for the camera, open the camera, then :
1. pull out the > icon
2. check settings ( looks like to gears)
3. select standard ( not widescreen)
4. set resolution to 1 M 1280 x 960.
This didn't seem to make too much of a difference is picture quality.
If you have the resolution set too high, you will get an error message that the file is too large.05-23-2010 09:51 PMLike 2
- 05-24-2010 10:17 AM
- If you have someone's birthday entered in their contact information, a red circle will appear next to their name on their birthday. Tapping on the contact will bring up a pop-up to call them, email them, or SMS.
This covered in other threads, but worth mentioning: if you hook up your Incredible to your car speakers through the aux or cassette deck adapter, it turns into a giant speakerphone. You can listen to streaming internet music (Pandora, for example) and use Navigation at the same time. If you get a phone call, Pandora will stop and you can talk on the phone. I've heard Navigation will continue during a phone call, but I haven't tried it yet. Bluetooth speakerphone isn't all that necessary.05-25-2010 07:18 PM
- Pressing and holding an address in Gmail or the internet will bring up a pop-up to show the location on Maps.
If you are trying to import contacts manually from a Palm Treo (mine was a 700p), you can use Google Goggles to scan in the contact. Just bring up any single contact in your old Palm, bring up Goggles, use the crop tool in Goggles and take a picture. Select Add Contact.
It's not perfect, but it could save you a lot of typing.05-27-2010 09:56 PM
- When you connect your Droid Incredible to your PC and mount as "Disk drive" to copy files to and from your SD card, make sure you select the proper "Removable Disk (x" folder on your computer to copy to because there are actually two removable disk folder options that show up from your phone; one is your phone's internal storage (the <8 gb or so) and the other is your SD card.
From your Windows desktop, left click computer>right click on the appropriate drive listed, then rename.05-29-2010 03:57 PM
- This works with any POP3 email account. I like to monitor my email for the day but then have it auto deleted.
- Click the Mail icon (find it in all programs or on your home screen usually)
- Click Menu /More /Settings
- Click Send & Receive (provides more options)
- Click Download options
- Set to "By days" and "Today's"
Your mail will download all day but the next day it will be gone (even from the Trash). Great to keep track of things and not have to manually manage the mail.05-30-2010 09:37 AM
- 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.06-02-2010 08:35 AM
Here is a tip I just learned:
If you want your email accounts to update as items arrive, ensure you have Auto-sync enabled. If you don't, it will default to manual. Huge PIA if you don't know what is going on. I was | | this close to winging the phone out my top floor window. But we have made up and are friends again.
Here is how to get to Auto-sync:
Settings > Accounts & Sync > Auto-sync (make sure the box is checked)06-03-2010 09:07 AM
- I don't know which BB you had, but BBs from the 8730 and newer had this feature.06-03-2010 02:53 PM
- 06-09-2010 09:18 AM
- Since I've seen a few references to the cumbersomeness of the Manage Applications menu...
If you want to find a specific application in Menu> Settings> Manage Applications, load up that view and then click menu and select "sort by size," then click menu again and select "sort A-Z." Much easier to find the app in question that way.06-09-2010 03:31 PM
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