1. Redcar Bear's Avatar
    I was given a new phone over 2 years ago and still am struggling to make sense of it (I havent been able to make a call yet) I just go back to my old faithful Samsung flip phone with workable keys.

    How can I get rid of the junk on the phone, all I want is to make voice calls and text.
    i have a 26 ins monitor on my home desktop I dont need this junk on such a small screen.

    Sorry for making it a bit of a rant but I'm pulling my hair out over this.
    11-15-2019 05:10 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.

    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    11-15-2019 05:16 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    11-15-2019 05:16 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    The unwanted apps may be pre-installed, and therefore difficult to remove.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-15-2019 05:36 PM
  5. Redcar Bear's Avatar
    Thanks, I've signed up and logged in but I dont see my user name at the top of this page so not sure if its all ok.
    11-15-2019 06:16 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks, I've signed up and logged in but I dont see my user name at the top of this page so not sure if its all ok.
    Hi, Welcome!
    Your good here
    11-15-2019 09:11 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Thanks, I've signed up and logged in but I dont see my user name at the top of this page so not sure if its all ok.
    Thanks for registering and welcome to the forums. Which phone do you have? You can change the icons on your main screen and keep only the ones that you really need, like the dialer to make calls, the texting app or even create direct dial shortcuts for your most used contacts.

    This way you don't need to worry about what else is installed in your phone and just have quick access to the apps that you use.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-15-2019 09:18 PM
  8. Redcar Bear's Avatar
    Thanks Javier P, My phone is a Alcatel Pixi 4. Within seconds of switching on and the apps have "loaded" the screen goes blank giving no time to work out what to touch. The triangle, circle and square at the bottom of the phone dont seem to do anything when pressed except for a faint vibration sound. The bottom left of the screen says "Safe mode"? The battery % is also a concern it drops by the minute I cant see it lasting more than a day unlike my flip phone that lasted around 3 weeks+ without a charge. I am tempted to bin the phone but as it was a gift I am reluctant to do that.
    11-16-2019 04:27 AM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Thanks Javier P, My phone is a Alcatel Pixi 4. Within seconds of switching on and the apps have "loaded" the screen goes blank giving no time to work out what to touch. The triangle, circle and square at the bottom of the phone dont seem to do anything when pressed except for a faint vibration sound. The bottom left of the screen says "Safe mode"? The battery % is also a concern it drops by the minute I cant see it lasting more than a day unlike my flip phone that lasted around 3 weeks+ without a charge. I am tempted to bin the phone but as it was a gift I am reluctant to do that.
    Screen going black. That depends on your settings. Go to settings - display - sleep and select 1 minute, in most phones the default is 30 seconds.

    Safe Mode. This mode disables temporarily all third party apps that didn't come preinstalled in the phone. To exit safe mode you just need to restart the phone (press & hold the Power button for a second or two and then select Restart).

    Battery. Smartphones will never last that much. You could improve the battery life with a few tricks but in general you won't get more that 1-2 days on a single charge.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-16-2019 12:28 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! This might be helpful to look over: [GUIDE] Getting Started with Android (UPDATED 2016 for Nougat) - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com. It's admittedly somewhat outdated, but the general principles are still pretty much valid. (Sorry, but the pace of Android updates became too fast for me to continue overhauling the guide every year.)
    11-16-2019 05:18 PM
  11. PeaCelGames's Avatar
    It's too hard for me.
    12-13-2019 11:21 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's too hard for me.
    Aren't you a developer? That's what I gather from your username and your previous posts. How can this be too hard for you?
    12-13-2019 11:25 PM
  13. PeaCelGames's Avatar
    Yep. But I am a game developer instead of a phone developer. I can give you some suggestions about game development suggestions.

    In my opinion, you can try to restore the phone to factory settings. I don't know whether it is workable for you or not. But please have a try.
    12-13-2019 11:33 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, thanks for the input. I just wasn't sure what you meant by "it's too hard for me." What exactly is too hard?
    12-13-2019 11:36 PM
  15. PeaCelGames's Avatar
    And what I replied for the first time, it meant that it was hard for me to get rid of games. I'm a gamer, and it's too hard for me to give up playing games.
    12-13-2019 11:39 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    LOL, I see. Sorry, that was a bit too far removed from the ongoing discussion for me to make the connection.
    12-13-2019 11:42 PM

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