1. majormarkd's Avatar
    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
    03-22-2011 12:51 PM
  2. Mordecaidrake's Avatar
    Don't setup the backup assistant, battery drain
    03-22-2011 12:52 PM
  3. dbdynsty25's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 01:04 PM
  4. rjnst7's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 02:36 PM
  5. techiegirl's Avatar
    I set up backup assistant before reading this. How do I remove it?
    03-22-2011 02:39 PM
  6. 0pusX's Avatar
    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)
    03-22-2011 02:39 PM
  7. bthomp21's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 02:40 PM
  8. INK's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 02:40 PM
  9. Mordecaidrake's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 02:42 PM
  10. panicprone77's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 03:22 PM
  11. Kronko's Avatar
    Use gmail and you will have your contacts ready any time in any phone.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    03-22-2011 03:56 PM
  12. zreddog's Avatar
    Is there a way to sync to your outlook on your pc?
    03-22-2011 03:57 PM
  13. anonymous239411's Avatar
    I've been using backup assistant. Why is it bad to have it on?
    03-22-2011 04:42 PM
  14. Kronko's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 05:25 PM
  15. anonymous239411's Avatar
    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?
    03-22-2011 06:09 PM
  16. Forgetful's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 06:12 PM
  17. cusco's Avatar
    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
    03-22-2011 06:21 PM
  18. jonathan11303's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 06:21 PM
  19. andre2p's Avatar
    If you skip setting up backup assistant the first time, can you set it up later on if you change your mind? Thanks.
    03-22-2011 06:24 PM
  20. jonathan11303's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 06:28 PM
  21. Swavek's Avatar
    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 06:28 PM
  22. anonymous239411's Avatar
    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.
    03-22-2011 07:17 PM
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