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  1. msm0511's Avatar
    So I'm pretty stoked because my M8 is on truck and out for delivery. It'll be my first Android device after using iOS, Symbian, and WinMo. Pretty excited, and any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    09-18-2014 11:54 AM
  2. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    So I'm pretty stoked because my M8 is on truck and out for delivery. It'll be my first Android device after using iOS, Symbian, and WinMo. Pretty excited, and any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Enjoy using the best hardware and the best software on a mobile device.
    09-18-2014 12:06 PM
  3. buckifvr's Avatar
    So I'm pretty stoked because my M8 is on truck and out for delivery. It'll be my first Android device after using iOS, Symbian, and WinMo. Pretty excited, and any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Congratulations! The M8 is a great phone. I think you'll enjoy it immensely. As for tips, just use it. It's easy to figure out.
    09-18-2014 12:10 PM
  4. msm0511's Avatar
    Woo hoo! Just went out to walk my dog, and my M8 was sitting on my front porch. Thanks for ringing the doorbell FedEx.
    09-18-2014 12:22 PM
  5. vincent thomas1's Avatar
    Awesome phone. Get a good case and screen protector. Protect your camera lenses as well. Your phone will stay beautiful

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-18-2014 01:19 PM
  6. dty06's Avatar
    Congrats!

    I personally use third-party keyboard (SwiftKey) and third-party launcher (Nova) because I didn't like the originals. But still, this is a great phone! Enjoy it!
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    09-18-2014 03:24 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Woo hoo! Just went out to walk my dog, and my M8 was sitting on my front porch. Thanks for ringing the doorbell FedEx.
    The one thing I want to tell you, it can take up to a week for the battery to get in the swing of things.
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    09-18-2014 03:57 PM
  8. msm0511's Avatar
    One thing I've noticed. Contact management is a pain. It's pretty disorganized and I'm having a little trouble figuring out where some of these contacts came from. LOL. I really just want my phone book itself to show up. Is there a way to turn off FB and Twitter contacts? I haven't found a setting for that yet.
    09-18-2014 05:15 PM
  9. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    One thing I've noticed. Contact management is a pain. It's pretty disorganized and I'm having a little trouble figuring out where some of these contacts came from. LOL. I really just want my phone book itself to show up. Is there a way to turn off FB and Twitter contacts? I haven't found a setting for that yet.
    Oh, your best method would be to go to your Google account (ie, your gmail account) and set up all your contacts through there.

    Yes you can turn off FB and Twitter contacts. Go to your People app, hit the 3 button menu at the top then click on Open Account Settings and click on FB, then the three dot menu and remove. Then do the same for Twitter.

    If you have your contacts on Exchange or your sim card or something, I suggest you move them to your Google account. That's the easiest way to sync contacts to Android. Again in your people app, 3 dot menu button then Manage Contacts. You can choose to copy contacts (copy them from FB to Google) or import contacts from your sim card. There's an option to remove duplicates too, so use that if there are doubles.

    Hope that helps. And keep asking questions, we'll help you out.
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    09-18-2014 05:56 PM
  10. mrbowlman's Avatar
    If you have your contacts on Exchange or your sim card or something, I suggest you move them to your Google account. That's the easiest way to sync contacts to Android.
    I completely disagree. If you have an Exchange account, you're probably also using Outlook, most likely in a corporate setting. Having your contacts in Exchange allows you to sync contacts between Outlook and your phone. To sync Google contacts between Outlook and your phone, you will need a paid Google Apps account.

    But the rest of your advice is good. In my experience, it's a lot easier to manage contacts from one source. So pool your contacts with a single service, and disallow other services from syncing contacts. If necessary, private contacts can be pooled in Google while business contacts remain in Exchange. But then you have to be careful to select the proper service when adding new contacts from the phone.
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    09-18-2014 06:13 PM
  11. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    One thing I've noticed. Contact management is a pain. It's pretty disorganized and I'm having a little trouble figuring out where some of these contacts came from. LOL. I really just want my phone book itself to show up. Is there a way to turn off FB and Twitter contacts? I haven't found a setting for that yet.
    If you go into your phone app, tap the three dots in the top right corner, and then select edit tabs you can unselect some of the contact pages you don't like or use.

    So I'm pretty stoked because my M8 is on truck and out for delivery. It'll be my first Android device after using iOS, Symbian, and WinMo. Pretty excited, and any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Go into settings -> wifi -> three dots -> advanced wifi and put a check in wi-fi optimization. Uncheck auto-switch to mobile networks. I recommend you go in to Accounts and Sync in settings and uncheck apps you don't want syncing. Enable battery saver for mode in location settings. Go into app manager -> all and stop all apps you don't plan to use. If possible disable those apps. Turn down your screen brightness to a level that is still bright enough for your tastes, but will not waste battery. Go into settings -> data usage and set certain apps as restricted from using mobile data (so that they only use wifi). Activate developer mode and try ART runtime, and if it works well it will save you battery and open apps faster. After you've setup an Android account go into the Google Play Store -> My Apps and check for updates. You may want to set some of them to auto-update. (Play Store is one of the apps you'll probably want to restrict from using mobile data). Download the HTC Guide by HTC Corporation from the Google Play Store as it will help you to learn many of the HTC One m8's functions.
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    09-18-2014 06:17 PM
  12. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I completely disagree. If you have an Exchange account, you're probably also using Outlook, most likely in a corporate setting. Having your contacts in Exchange allows you to sync contacts between Outlook and your phone. To sync Google contacts between Outlook and your phone, you will need a paid Google Apps account.
    Actually yeah that's a good point. Don't know why I said that as I keep Exchange and Google contacts separate. Thanks for pointing that out.
    09-18-2014 07:00 PM
  13. lamy11685's Avatar
    I just got the m8 well. This was after using an iPhone 5 for the last 3 years. I love this beautiful piece of technology. The phone is awesome and Android is really surprising me! I've had android in the past but it really wasn't as good a it is today! Enjoy your new toy!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-18-2014 07:04 PM
  14. msm0511's Avatar
    If you go into your phone app, tap the three dots in the top right corner, and then select edit tabs you can unselect some of the contact pages you don't like or use.



    Go into settings -> wifi -> three dots -> advanced wifi and put a check in wi-fi optimization. Uncheck auto-switch to mobile networks. I recommend you go in to Accounts and Sync in settings and uncheck apps you don't want syncing. Enable battery saver for mode in location settings. Go into app manager -> all and stop all apps you don't plan to use. If possible disable those apps. Turn down your screen brightness to a level that is still bright enough for your tastes, but will not waste battery. Go into settings -> data usage and set certain apps as restricted from using mobile data (so that they only use wifi). Activate developer mode and try ART runtime, and if it works well it will save you battery and open apps faster. After you've setup an Android account go into the Google Play Store -> My Apps and check for updates. You may want to set some of them to auto-update. (Play Store is one of the apps you'll probably want to restrict from using mobile data).
    I've read in other threads people mention activating developer mode and ART runtime. Where in the setting do I find that?

    Also, what's the best method of getting my photos off iPhoto on my MacBook Pro on to my M8? I've got them all backed up to OneDrive as well if that will help. I installed the OneDrive app, but haven't seen an option anywhere to download them to the device.

    Thanks for all the suggestions!
    09-18-2014 07:55 PM
  15. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    I've read in other threads people mention activating developer mode and ART runtime. Where in the setting do I find that?

    Also, what's the best method of getting my photos off iPhoto on my MacBook Pro on to my M8? I've got them all backed up to OneDrive as well if that will help. I installed the OneDrive app, but haven't seen an option anywhere to download them to the device.

    Thanks for all the suggestions!
    To activate developer mode go into settings -> about -> Software information -> More -> tap Build number seven times. After that go into the new Developer options area, click select runtime, and change it from Dalvik to ART.

    I've never owned an Iphone, but from what I've heard you should be able to transfer files over with the HTC Sync or HTC transfer apps/programs.
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    09-18-2014 09:05 PM
  16. lamy11685's Avatar
    All I did with my photos was copy the files from the iPhone and dropped them into the pictures folder on the Android. Simple.

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    09-18-2014 09:09 PM
  17. THARD11's Avatar
    1 thing I think is pretty cool with the music app you can turn any song you have on your phone into a ring tone.
    09-18-2014 09:27 PM
  18. msm0511's Avatar
    To activate developer mode go into settings -> about -> Software information -> More -> tap Build number seven times. After that go into the new Developer options area, click select runtime, and change it from Dalvik to ART.

    I've never owned an Iphone, but from what I've heard you should be able to transfer files over with the HTC Sync or HTC transfer apps/programs.
    Thanks! I finally got the Sync Manager to work. For hours every time I launched it it crashed.
    09-18-2014 09:55 PM
  19. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I just got the m8 well. This was after using an iPhone 5 for the last 3 years. I love this beautiful piece of technology. The phone is awesome and Android is really surprising me! I've had android in the past but it really wasn't as good a it is today! Enjoy your new toy!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Welcome back to Android!
    09-18-2014 09:57 PM
  20. msm0511's Avatar
    All I did with my photos was copy the files from the iPhone and dropped them into the pictures folder on the Android. Simple.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I ended up selling my iPhone a few weeks ago b/c I thought I'd get more for it before Apple announced the 6/6 +. All I've been using for the past few weeks is an old Sony dumbphone I've had laying around.
    09-18-2014 09:58 PM
  21. johnmcc0710's Avatar
    Congrats!

    I personally use third-party keyboard (SwiftKey) and third-party launcher (Nova) because I didn't like the originals. But still, this is a great phone! Enjoy it!
    I second both of those. They are great apps.
    09-19-2014 07:28 AM
  22. msm0511's Avatar
    And keep asking questions, we'll help you out.
    I don't think Android natively does this, but is there a way to turn notification badges on for email and other apps to let you know you have an email/message? The messages app does this, but for other apps I use there doesn't seem to be anything. Just status bar notifications.

    Also is there not a way to change the tones for text messages for different people in the stock messaging app? I see where in the contacts app the ringtone can be changed for a specific person, but not the text tone. To be honest I can't seem to find how to change the text tone at all.
    09-19-2014 09:03 AM
  23. rdjr74's Avatar
    I personally had issues with ART particularly with games and more specifically FIFA14. The game wouldn't work at all. I think it may be a little early for this to be used as my fear is many apps just aren't compatible yet. I wouldn't recommend he do this. He could really get annoyed with android and we don't want to lose him! : )

    Another note here, turn on your double tap for screen ON located under settings; Display & Gestures; Motion Launch gestures. Sure this is personal preference but my philosophy is the less times I have to use the buttons the longer they last. And yes these buttons do go bad!

    Also I have included a link that enables the triple finger touch to turn screen off. Read the link here:
    How to Lock the Screen Using a Three-Finger Tap on Your HTC One M8 HTC One

    Make sure to have unknown sources checked before installing the APK. It is located here- settings; security; scroll down and you will see it.
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    09-19-2014 09:10 AM
  24. rdjr74's Avatar
    Also is there not a way to change the tones for text messages for different people in the stock messaging app? I see where in the contacts app the ringtone can be changed for a specific person, but not the text tone. To be honest I can't seem to find how to change the text tone at all.
    Changing the notification tone is located in the messaging app under settings. Go to the messaging app and tap the three dot, you will see it there. I do not believe android lets you customize individuals notification tones but an app in the market possibly could.
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    09-19-2014 09:18 AM
  25. msm0511's Avatar
    Changing the notification tone is located in the messaging app under settings. Go to the messaging app and tap the three dot, you will see it there. I do not believe android lets you customize individuals notification tones but an app in the market possibly could.
    Thanks! That's really odd that individual's can't have their own text tones. That's one of those things I've become really accustomed to that I don't know if I can live without.

    Is there not any way to add a custom text tone? For example, I have an R2D2 text tone I used on my iPhone. I changed it to .mp3, and added it to my ringtones folder with no problem. It works fine as a ringtone on the M8. But in my text tones it doesn't show up. I know these are nitpicky things, but things I really loved about iOS.
    09-19-2014 09:32 AM
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