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    Cool 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?

    Many thanks
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    Don't setup the backup assistant, battery drain
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    Skip backup assistant for sure...and you can use Facebook if you'd like. It's pretty integrated with the Sense UI so it's a nice thing to have if you like that sort of thing.
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    what do you suggest to do instead of using backup assistant to transfer contacts over. I am coming from a blackberry storm if this makes any difference.
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    I set up backup assistant before reading this. How do I remove it?
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    I use backup assistant on my Droid X and it runs once a day........not really a battery drain. (unless is runs differently on the Thunderbolt)
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    i dont understand why they want you to use backup assistant so bad, save to gmail when adding contacts, whenever you log in its there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjnst7 View Post
    what do you suggest to do instead of using backup assistant to transfer contacts over. I am coming from a blackberry storm if this makes any difference.
    I'm pretty sure like my android device you should be able to go to the contacts app and press menu and their should be a option to import a vcard for your contacts.

    Contacts > more> manage contacts> restore from sd card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techiegirl View Post
    I set up backup assistant before reading this. How do I remove it?
    Unfortunately the only way to get rid of it is to do a factory restore, which I just had to do. It isn't so bad thanks to Google backing up your apps for you just logging into all your apps and setting up your screens is all you'll have to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordecaidrake View Post
    Unfortunately the only way to get rid of it is to do a factory restore, which I just had to do. It isn't so bad thanks to Google backing up your apps for you just logging into all your apps and setting up your screens is all you'll have to do.
    After you did the factory restore, is you flip clock working correctly. Mine won't display any weather. I made sure all location services are on but still nothing.
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    Use gmail and you will have your contacts ready any time in any phone.

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    Is there a way to sync to your outlook on your pc?
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    I've been using backup assistant. Why is it bad to have it on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerardv514 View Post
    I've been using backup assistant. Why is it bad to have it on?
    It should be draining your battery pretty quick. At least is what people says, I have never used it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronko View Post
    It should be draining your battery pretty quick. At least is what people says, I have never used it.
    How can I check to see if it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by panicprone77 View Post
    After you did the factory restore, is you flip clock working correctly. Mine won't display any weather. I made sure all location services are on but still nothing.
    Delete it and add a new one.
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    On the bolt it won't display my weather unless I have the Google location on. Which is weird as the incredible didn't require it being on! Hmph!!!! Lol
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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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    If you skip setting up backup assistant the first time, can you set it up later on if you change your mind? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andre2p View Post
    If you skip setting up backup assistant the first time, can you set it up later on if you change your mind? Thanks.
    Yes, if you skip the backup assistant setup on the initial phone start, you may set it up at a later time.
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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.
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    I've had problems with the cloud contacts saving when I had the blackberry. I would have duplicated contacts and also notice that Google contact list wouldn't be as up to data as backup assistant was.

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