1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Do you have a request for a guide? If so, drop it here.

    While we cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled, as the Ambassador Team Leader I will certainly look at all suggestions.

    Suggestions to start them off:

    -Updating older guides
    -App reviews
    -Aspects of the Operating System.

    Don't be shy, we want to hear from you!
    02-22-2015 11:47 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    +1. Let's hear from you all. I don't mind writing a few more guides.
    02-23-2015 12:26 AM
  3. anon8380037's Avatar
    Why it's a false economy to invest in some 'no-name' devices (phone / tablet) with low specs, rather than an older/used mid spec device from a major OEM.

    To include the minimum specs recommended for the latest apps, and why you may be caught short of app space.

    For some world regions these are all that are obtainable of course, so also if Google and Play Store be added to some and how.
    mrsmumbles and Golfdriver97 like this.
    03-03-2015 11:04 PM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    "A guide to choosing devices on a limited budget" or something.
    I did have better ideas!
    mrsmumbles and Golfdriver97 like this.
    03-03-2015 11:35 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    We've seen some people coming here because they think their phone has been hacked, or they're being stalked or spied. So my request is for a guide about what to do in such situation.

    At the same time would be nice to have kind of an "official" statement from the moderation for those creeps that, now and then, come here looking for help to spy other people's phones. When I see that sort of threads I need to refrain myself of posting what I really think of them.
    03-04-2015 11:43 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    "A guide to choosing devices on a limited budget" or something.
    I did have better ideas!
    Will look into this. A couple of the Ambassadors agree it's a good idea.
    anon8380037 likes this.
    03-04-2015 11:25 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    We've seen some people coming here because they think their phone has been hacked, or they're being stalked or spied. So my request is for a guide about what to do in such situation.
    Will look into this as well. As I am not familiar on how to counter the possibility, this one might take some time to create.

    At the same time would be nice to have kind of an "official" statement from the moderation for those creeps that, now and then, come here looking for help to spy other people's phones. When I see that sort of threads I need to refrain myself of posting what I really think of them.
    I passed this request to the Moderator Team Leader for review.
    Javier P likes this.
    03-04-2015 11:28 PM
  8. Paul627g's Avatar
    We've seen some people coming here because they think their phone has been hacked, or they're being stalked or spied. So my request is for a guide about what to do in such situation.

    At the same time would be nice to have kind of an "official" statement from the moderation for those creeps that, now and then, come here looking for help to spy other people's phones. When I see that sort of threads I need to refrain myself of posting what I really think of them.
    While I agree its a good topic to touch on for people interested in tips, suggestions or warning signs they have been hacked or have spying software used to access or view content on ones device it is a very touchy area to go into. I have always maintained even going back to my Ambassador days that we don't discuss any methods on installing it or using this stuff. We often have married couples, boyfriends or girlfriends coming here asking how can I spy on my partners phone text msgs or other things and I will not allow any discussion of that type. Yes programs exist, yes hacks exist but that isn't what this community is about. We do get questions from parents asking similar things and in response to that I always recommend they check with their carrier service as most provide for a small additional monthly fee some sort of parental control or GPS tracking software to keep tabs on their children. However again we never discuss any 3rd party apps or methods to hack a device to read their FB messages, texts, etc.

    So I guess what I'm saying is if we were to put together a small guide to give some warning signs or general tips to watch for to signify your a victim of hacking or spying software that is okay. Beyond that I can speak on behalf of Android Central and Mobile Nations and say if you feel you have any of the suggested warning signs to contact your carrier or local law enforcement to discuss your options.

    Paul
    Mod Team Leader @ AC.
    Javier P likes this.
    03-05-2015 12:16 AM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Thank you Paul, I really appreciate your answer. Even meaning an implicit and very educated "no" to both my questions

    I completely understand your points and I agree with most what you said.

    (...)
    So I guess what I'm saying is if we were to put together a small guide to give some warning signs or general tips to watch for to signify your a victim of hacking or spying software that is okay.

    Beyond that I can speak on behalf of Android Central and Mobile Nations and say if you feel you have any of the suggested warning signs to contact your carrier or local law enforcement to discuss your options.

    Paul
    Mod Team Leader @ AC.
    I think I didn't explain my point very clearly. I'm not worried of being spied. It's not personal, not in that sense. I was thinking in that kind of warning tips guide that you mentioned plus some tips about a safe factory reset, change passwords and such.

    I've participated in a couple of threads where we tried to help some people convinced that they were being spied. My idea was that someone with this knowledge could put together all those tips (contacting the police being one of them). I wish I could have that knowledge (and wouldn't think twice to write that kind of guide) but I don't.
    03-05-2015 08:02 AM
  10. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Along the lines of being spied on but not quite, what to do if your phone gets lost or stolen.
    Golfdriver97 and anon8380037 like this.
    03-05-2015 08:30 AM
  11. Paul627g's Avatar
    Thank you Paul, I really appreciate your answer. Even meaning an implicit and very educated "no" to both my questions

    I completely understand your points and I agree with most what you said.



    I think I didn't explain my point very clearly. I'm not worried of being spied. It's not personal, not in that sense. I was thinking in that kind of warning tips guide that you mentioned plus some tips about a safe factory reset, change passwords and such.

    I've participated in a couple of threads where we tried to help some people convinced that they were being spied. My idea was that someone with this knowledge could put together all those tips (contacting the police being one of them). I wish I could have that knowledge (and wouldn't think twice to write that kind of guide) but I don't.
    Oh I think a good warning " tip " guide would be a great thing to have. Many are uncertain of what they should watch for or have no clue what so ever. I would fully support a guide giving some information on what to watch for and how to respond as you said a full factory reset, change of passwords, etc.

    Along the lines of being spied on but not quite, what to do if your phone gets lost or stolen.
    Same response as above. I will be more than happy to look over and support the Ambassador team in a guide meeting these basic needs, even with helpful links to official carrier support, etc.
    Javier P and mrsmumbles like this.
    03-05-2015 03:46 PM
  12. anon8380037's Avatar
    Did Rukbat not write a guide to how apps are/not stored on an sd card, and why device storage will still run out.
    There have been many long posts explaining this in detail, but a link to a short guide would be helpful.
    04-17-2015 12:01 PM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Did Rukbat not write a guide to how apps are/not stored on an sd card, and why device storage will still run out.
    There have been many long posts explaining this in detail, but a link to a short guide would be helpful.
    I think he touched on that a little in a guide, but it's not a guide in and of itself. I will try to look for it. If I can't find anything, one can get created.
    anon8380037 likes this.
    04-21-2015 09:50 AM
  14. anon8380037's Avatar
    You're probably right. My first suggestion was also kinda covered by B. Diddy's low memory guide.
    04-21-2015 11:19 AM
  15. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Why it's a false economy to invest in some 'no-name' devices (phone / tablet) with low specs, rather than an older/used mid spec device from a major OEM.

    To include the minimum specs recommended for the latest apps, and why you may be caught short of app space.
    Not quite sure if I addressed your request.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...uld-i-get.html

    If we did not, we can easily try again.
    anon8380037 likes this.
    05-12-2015 12:41 AM
  16. anon8380037's Avatar
    Not quite sure if I addressed your request.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...uld-i-get.html

    If we did not, we can easily try again.
    LOL You certainly did address it, and then some. Couldn't do it better than that.
    Very nice.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    05-12-2015 08:28 AM
  17. PalZer0's Avatar
    Guides for switching from iOS/Blackberry/Windows Phone to Android. Windows Phone in particular since Google don't even have a guide on their support site.
    11-22-2015 06:46 AM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Guides for switching from iOS/Blackberry/Windows Phone to Android
    I actually have a plan to update the outdated guides for at least iOS and Windows. As for Blackberry, no one on my team has used that platform in quite some time.
    12-09-2015 10:38 AM
  19. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    How about an explanation of the various movement sensors, why your phone may not have them all, and what that means.

    I'm guessing the current spate of how - to blogs (recently spotted and reported in my area) covering different aspects of using your device, might get around to this one.
    Not a bad idea. Will take this into consideration.
    07-17-2016 10:43 AM
  20. LeoRex's Avatar
    How about an explanation of the various movement sensors, why your phone may not have them all, and what that means.

    I'm guessing the current spate of how - to blogs (recently spotted and reported in my area) covering different aspects of using your device, might get around to this one.
    I'll get working on that... Good suggestion.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    07-17-2016 11:06 AM
  21. UserDowell's Avatar
    HELP!!! Even with "hands-free" turned on my Android LG G5 want let me control my music by voice unless I use "Ok Google" and I hate having to say that everytime for everything my old Galaxy would pause by me simply saying "pause" into my headphones or phone it's self. Plus "Ok Google" don't even understand half the time especially offline up in moutains
    12-27-2016 09:15 PM
  22. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Not a guide request - but how about a "Catch Up / Thinking of Still​ Buying" type Sticky on device forums so people considering buying a model in service for months / a year or more can find the pros and cons currently experienced by users.

    It's impossible to delve in to the forum and find what's good and bad with the device eg OS update spoiling battery, bootloops, camera issues etc etc. There will have been temporary long threads about one issue but they soon disappear down the list.

    Owners and Champions can update this sticky regularly and help answer prospective buyers.

    Big forums especially : S7/E, LG's V10, V20 G5, HTC 10, Huawei / P9/Mate 9, Honor 8, Z/Play etc.
    I passed this post on to James Falconer. I also added that perhaps it's own forum may be a better idea to aid in finding the threads a little easier.
    @James Falconer Just thinking about it while typing this reply, perhaps also adding an Archive to that same forum will also help to keep older Pro/Con threads for aging devices?
    Josiah23 likes this.
    03-26-2017 10:42 AM
  23. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks. I expanded on this slightly when I later found the new Suggestion Box in the Site Forums.

    A clearly labelled forum subsection for newcomers questions and advice might work / be too difficult to implement / be used incorrectly... who knows.
    You know I was meaning fairly recent devices where you can miss the "action" if you are not there from the start. It is difficult to get an overview from chasing forum threads (it was for me) but I'm not a great researcher.
    Something to consider in a future rehash maybe.
    @James Falconer replied back to me and sounded thrilled at the idea. I'm 95% certain something will get started from here. It's a great idea. I just am not sure what form this will take. I personally think this would be better as it's own section closer to the top of the site.
    03-27-2017 11:01 AM
  24. James Falconer's Avatar
    We will sort it out! Just want to make sure we do what's best! @Golfdriver97 are talking to it as we speak!
    03-27-2017 12:06 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-23-2015, 04:57 PM
  2. Why does it take so long to charge my phone?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-22-2015, 10:18 PM
  3. Questions on taking a screenshot!
    By zerrisk in forum Samsung Galaxy S5
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-22-2015, 07:06 AM
  4. Does the Nexus 6 take screen shots?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-21-2015, 11:27 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD