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Thunderbolt Initial Setup / VZW What to avoid
What steps do you recommend avoiding and doing when initially setting up the phone for use?
I've read a couple places that people recommend not doing verizons "backup assistant"
Many people also seem to be agitated when facebook contacts get synced into the contacts list, how is this avoided?
After phone is good to go I've also read to update the blockbuster app then disable it (battery life)
Any other common things to avoid or do when first getting the Tbolt off the ground?
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The only reason backup assistant is draining people's battery is due to the time they have the application set to sync. By default, I believe backup assistant is set to sync all contacts in the morning from 6AM - 12PM (around the time when most people head off for work/school). However, if one would set it to sync every late night from 12AM - 6AM, then it wouldn't be wasting any battery because most likely the phone will be charging while you are asleep. However, you don't have to set it at that time - you can change it to morning, afternoon, evening, and late night, depending on when you charge your phone.
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yes, you can enable the backup assistant later. you'll simply go into settings than "accounts and sync" where you'll be able to set it up.
i think it's debatable whether backup assistant really drains your battery, but there is no point in having it when your data is being stored/backed-up into google's wonderful cloud.
- 03-22-2011, 07:17 PM #22