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  1. chadlies's Avatar
    Just bought the Droid turbo from Verizon,does anyone on here know how to upload music from an iTunes account to this phone?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-29-2015 06:17 PM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    Just bought the Droid turbo from Verizon,does anyone on here know how to upload music from an iTunes account to this phone?

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    This should be helpful: http://m.androidcentral.com/how-get-...c-your-android
    03-30-2015 03:13 AM
  3. Photoguy505's Avatar
    I just made my first call and with maximum volume it was still pretty low. This was the same problem on my 2nd gen Moto X so I just disabled audio effects and that did the trick.

    Sent Turbo fast from my 64GB Droid Turbo

    I'm getting my Turbo very soon and I'm curious, how do you disable the audio effects? What effect does that have on anything else on the phone? What are audio effects for? You'd think I would know these things since I'm a Moto Droid guy for several years now.. Thanks in advance
    Don
    04-03-2015 09:17 AM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    I'm getting my Turbo very soon and I'm curious, how do you disable the audio effects? What effect does that have on anything else on the phone? What are audio effects for? You'd think I would know these things since I'm a Moto Droid guy for several years now.. Thanks in advance
    Don
    There us a setting for that in settings / sound. Essentially, it is an audio equalizer - you can boost or lower bass, treble, etc., with separate settings for the handset speaker and the headphone jack, if you want, and some presets you can choose from.
    04-03-2015 03:11 PM
  5. abdiel91's Avatar
    How can I permanently delete emails after they go to this "unread" folder?? This is annoying.
    04-07-2015 04:06 PM
  6. John Crafton's Avatar
    Select the email, hit the trash can, go to the trash, and do it again. This is true with many email apps. There is no option to permanently delete it without sending it to the trash first.
    04-08-2015 11:23 PM
  7. JoAnn Davis's Avatar
    Ok, this is going to sound really bad/mean, but my son has this phone and he isn't "following the rules". So since we have had this discussion WAY TOO MANY TIMES with him we are looking for a solution. I DO NOT want him to be without the phone (it is brand new after all) but I don't want him misusing it either.

    Is there a way to uninstall Chrome? I know I can disable it, but he isn't stupid so I am sure he would figure out how to enable it.

    Is there a way to lock the contacts? What I mean is the contacts he has in there is ALL that he is allowed. No one else!

    Is there a way to disable the data if that is simpler so that he can not download things he is not supposed to, stream music, etc? I don't want it disabled, I want it GONE. (I would like the option of reinstalling later IF he proves himself.)

    I am open to suggestions of apps if this is what would work best and you can recommend any as I am sick of looking for them.

    I know I seem like the crazy, controlling parent, but I AM paying for the bill.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    04-29-2015 12:58 PM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    Ok, this is going to sound really bad/mean, but my son has this phone and he isn't "following the rules". So since we have had this discussion WAY TOO MANY TIMES with him we are looking for a solution. I DO NOT want him to be without the phone (it is brand new after all) but I don't want him misusing it either.
    Nope, that is not really bad/mean. That's being a sensible parent. Thankfully, I did not have that same problem with my kids.

    Android really needs better built-in parental controls. Unfortunately, I think that you'll be looking for a third party app.

    You may be able to contact Verizon and see if they can put a mobile data block on the line itself (I'm not sure, but it's worth a call), but that won't stop use over WiFi.

    I've not tried any of these services/apps myself, but here is a list of some articles with some solutions:

    » 10 Android Parental Control Apps
    Mobile Guardian (Android, iOS) (~$3.66/mo)

    And here are some apps in the Play Store (but be sure to read the reviews to make sure that they will do what you want, remembering that some of the bad reviews are by kids who can't do what they want to do ):

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aspersky.pctrl
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=funamo.funamo
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...c.familysafety

    Here is what worries me about these apps: if your son is savvy he may figure out that there is a way to factory reset the phone from the bootloader/recovery screen, set up the phone from scratch, and bypass the restriction.

    So, I hate to suggest this, but you can try the parental control app solution but, if you find he's abusing it, go straight to Verizon and buy him a simple feature phone that cannot get on the web, gives you the assurance he has a phone but no way to abuse the internet. Or, exchange it for an iPhone, which has built-in parental controls of a sort that will not be disableable (unless he guesses your passcode.) See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304

    Is there a way to uninstall Chrome? I know I can disable it, but he isn't stupid so I am sure he would figure out how to enable it.
    Unfortunately, there are many free browser apps in the Play Store.
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    04-30-2015 10:34 AM
  9. TurboHope's Avatar
    You need to disable ALL notifications on THE android msg app

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    05-01-2015 08:43 PM
  10. John Crafton's Avatar
    Best way to do it is get him an old-school feature phone, rather than a smart phone. As for blocking access, there are some phones made for people that want their kids to only have a select few contacts (including emergency numbers), and those contacts are programmed and locked-in by the parent. Such phones are helpful if you really want to limit your son's usage.

    That said, for an Android phone, you're going to be limited to 3rd-party apps. If your son is capable of figuring out how to enable a previously-disabled app or feature, he'll likely be able to figure his way out of many of those 3rd-party apps.
    JoAnn Davis likes this.
    05-03-2015 11:39 PM
  11. dougdraws's Avatar
    I have the Droid Turbo and I just installed Go Lancher Z. I got this launcher because it allows me to change the grid size on my home screen, but there's a problem. Does anyone know how to get rid of that black bar at the bottom? As you can see it hides the icons on the bottom and it's kind of annoying.

    Thanks.

    We've got the DROID TURBO. Got questions? Ask us!-mototurbo.png
    05-08-2015 09:47 AM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    I have the Droid Turbo and I just installed Go Lancher Z. I got this launcher because it allows me to change the grid size on my home screen, but there's a problem. Does anyone know how to get rid of that black bar at the bottom? As you can see it hides the icons on the bottom and it's kind of annoying.
    Yes. Settings / display - turn on "Use long press for menu". (Those three dots are the overflow menu, which you would access by long-pressing the rightmost hardware button, the task button, after turning that option on.)

    Just FYI, Go Launcher is made by a Chinese company, and there are rumors (probably unfounded) that they are collecting data from users. There are plenty of launchers that allow you to specify the grid size, some of them paid apps, but I think most are worth the price - Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, Apex Launcher. Nova and Apex have free versions that I believe allow you to specify the grid.
    shansheezy and dougdraws like this.
    05-08-2015 10:53 AM
  13. dougdraws's Avatar
    Yes. Settings / display - turn on "Use long press for menu". (Those three dots are the overflow menu, which you would access by long-pressing the rightmost hardware button, the task button, after turning that option on.)
    Awesome tip - thank you. I've noticed that the black bar seems to be a common asset on a lot of these apps (not just the one I had). I've been trying different launchers, but I haven't found one I like yet. I was kind of fond of APUS when I was using it on my Moto G, but it had no option for removing icons off the home screen.
    05-08-2015 12:38 PM
  14. DoktorJohn's Avatar
    I got my Droid Turbo last Friday and I got it synced to my bluetooth in my Chevy Equinox and I can place calls but cannot stream the music. When I go to play it via the vehicle it shows its trying but nothing is playing. What do you think I can do to remedy this issue?
    05-15-2015 09:19 AM
  15. Lauren Reagan's Avatar
    Hi I just purchased a droid turbo, I am trying to find an app that corrects red eye, since the phone does not have a stock app!!??
    05-16-2015 12:00 PM
  16. John Crafton's Avatar
    There are a few 3rd-party apps for red-eye correction available at Google Play Store. The one I've been using is Photo Editor by Aviary. It's decent enough.
    05-16-2015 04:32 PM
  17. leehardballer12's Avatar
    My Droid Turbo has been burning through an entire charge in less than half a day. I've shut it down, then restarted which seems to help at the time, but the issue comes right back. Any suggestions on what to do. Love the phone, but can't have it lasting only 5hrs.

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    05-23-2015 04:09 PM
  18. John Crafton's Avatar
    My Droid Turbo has been burning through an entire charge in less than half a day. I've shut it down, then restarted which seems to help at the time, but the issue comes right back. Any suggestions on what to do. Love the phone, but can't have it lasting only 5hrs.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Most often, this is the result of an app running in the background that leeches battery power. That phone shouldn't, by design, be getting such terrible battery life. I routinely get nearly two days on each charge, and I'll get a full day if I'm playing a lot of games/movies. That said, I hope you conditioned your battery properly according to the instructions. According to Verizon (http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=uo9xESKh

    "For the first 3 charge cycles, fully charge the battery overnight and allow it to fully discharge before recharging (battery conditioning)."

    Look on Google Play for one of the utilities that helps track which apps are running along with their CPU usage. You can then disable some of the apps to see if you can find one that's draining the battery. Be careful, though, because you don't want to disable anything needed by your phone or by the Android OS. If you do it one app at a time, it will take longer but will make it easier to find the issue.

    Another possibility is that your battery or phone may have an issue. If you can't find an app that's draining your battery, you might want to take it in.
    05-24-2015 11:18 PM
  19. doogald's Avatar
    Li-ion batteries do not have to be conditioned; that advice from Verizon is outdated and unnecessary (it was only necessary for other types of batteries, like NiMH and NiCad, and Droid phones have never had them). But I agree with the rest of it.

    Another cause for rapid battery drain is being in a location with a very poor mobile signal. You'd see the phone flipping from signal to no signal often in that case. I kind of doubt this is the case, though.
    05-25-2015 05:24 AM
  20. BHarmening's Avatar
    Is there a way for me to make the phone just vibrate when receiving emails, rather than a sound notifications?
    05-30-2015 07:41 AM
  21. BHarmening's Avatar
    Is there a way for me to make the phone just vibrate when receiving emails, rather than a sound notifications?
    Okay, so I figured that out. Now, is there a way to eliminate the boxes of words above the keyboard while texting?
    05-30-2015 09:18 AM
  22. doogald's Avatar
    Okay, so I figured that out. Now, is there a way to eliminate the boxes of words above the keyboard while texting?
    Settings / language and input. Tap on the settings control to the right of google keyboard, text correction, show correction suggestions.
    05-30-2015 09:37 AM
  23. dwolffmom's Avatar
    Do you know if the Droid Turbo will work with a Micro SD, SD & USB reader? If so can you recommend one? Thanks.
    05-30-2015 05:59 PM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Do you know if the Droid Turbo will work with a Micro SD, SD & USB reader? If so can you recommend one? Thanks.
    Droid Turbo does not have microSD card slot. http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=2skzmj8D

    Sent from my rooted Nexus 7 (2013) using Tapatalk
    05-30-2015 06:04 PM
  25. Mikey D_PhD's Avatar
    Do you know if the Droid Turbo will work with a Micro SD, SD & USB reader? If so can you recommend one? Thanks.
    I have a micromate reader for SD and microSD cards and it works just fine. It will also read usb drives. You have to have the correct cable and the drives have to be formatted as FAT32. It will not read cards or drives formatted as exFAT or NTFS.
    dwolffmom likes this.
    05-30-2015 07:46 PM
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