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  1. kneeb89's Avatar
    It's pressing the home button from the main home screen that does this. If you press the home button once from another screen it will take you to the main home screen (that's why pressing it a 2nd time will bring up this view).

    You can also bring up the thumbnail by pinching two fingers in, from any of the home screens. And by the way there are 7 homescreens not 6 haha.
    if you are on any of the home screens and take two fingers at opposite corners and pull them towards the center of the screen it will take you to the option to pick from any 7 home screens.
    05-20-2010 02:23 PM
  2. bigslam123's Avatar
    if you are on any of the home screens and take two fingers at opposite corners and pull them towards the center of the screen it will take you to the option to pick from any 7 home screens.
    Interesting feature but easier to just hit the home button twice to get the same result.
    05-20-2010 04:23 PM
  3. anthonym83's Avatar
    Bigslam, that would only get you to the main home screen, rather than give you immediate access to all 7. In some cases might be faster than scrolling from very right to very left. Just different options
    05-20-2010 05:40 PM
  4. TBolt's Avatar
    I think this is worth sharing. I originally read this in a post by drjrdemelo.

    Anyone who may be concerned that their "new" replacement is actually a refurb can do this. To check within the OS to see if there are any records of refurbishment:

    Call ##778 > View Mode > Display

    ---

    I presume that seeing the following means your phone is in fact new, not refurbished:

    Refurbishment Status
    <Not Available>

    Refurbishment Date
    <Not Available>

    This put my mind at ease when I received my replacement Inc.
    05-20-2010 09:33 PM
  5. bobstudent3's Avatar
    If you receive a phone number within an email, press and holding the number will pop-up options to call or SMS or add to contacts.
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    05-23-2010 04:00 PM
  6. Groucho's Avatar
    If this has been mentioned before I apologize. I searched the forums to see if there is anyway to turn the soft button backlight on when it is off. Not sure if this is intentional but if the backlight is off after you unlock it will turn on if you rotate left as if going to landscape. Rotate back to portrait and it stays on until you hit the top button or the screen times out. I know the backlight is sensor controlled so maybe this is unintentional however if it is a bug it is a bug it is a good one for my needs.
    steelrunner likes this.
    05-23-2010 08:27 PM
  7. jasonvancouver's Avatar
    I was trying to send SMS pictures to other phones and wasn't having success.

    I discovered that it is because I had the camera set on a resolution that was too high.

    To change your settings for the camera, open the camera, then :

    1. pull out the > icon
    2. check settings ( looks like to gears)
    3. select standard ( not widescreen)
    4. set resolution to 1 M 1280 x 960.

    This didn't seem to make too much of a difference is picture quality.

    If you have the resolution set too high, you will get an error message that the file is too large.
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    05-23-2010 10:51 PM
  8. Alpharho's Avatar
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    If you have the resolution set too high, you will get an error message that the file is too large.
    Regardless of the size of the photo, the phone should automatically create a compressed version of the photo suitable for sending. There should be no need to actually change settings before taking the picture.
    05-24-2010 11:17 AM
  9. beef5stew's Avatar
    When I go to "send" a picture I just took, the phone puts up a message "Picture is too large, would you like to resize?" I say "yes" and it goes.
    05-25-2010 01:44 PM
  10. bobstudent3's Avatar
    If you have someone's birthday entered in their contact information, a red circle will appear next to their name on their birthday. Tapping on the contact will bring up a pop-up to call them, email them, or SMS.

    This covered in other threads, but worth mentioning: if you hook up your Incredible to your car speakers through the aux or cassette deck adapter, it turns into a giant speakerphone. You can listen to streaming internet music (Pandora, for example) and use Navigation at the same time. If you get a phone call, Pandora will stop and you can talk on the phone. I've heard Navigation will continue during a phone call, but I haven't tried it yet. Bluetooth speakerphone isn't all that necessary.
    05-25-2010 08:18 PM
  11. BTSee's Avatar
    Former Blackberry users will especially appreciate this: hitting the space bar 2x while typing a message will automatically place a period after the last typed letter.
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    05-26-2010 10:11 PM
  12. beef5stew's Avatar
    When I go to "send" a picture I just took, the phone puts up a message "Picture is too large, would you like to resize?" I say "yes" and it goes.
    UPDATE: The Handcent SMS application is doing this re-size for me.
    05-27-2010 02:03 PM
  13. bobstudent3's Avatar
    Pressing and holding an address in Gmail or the internet will bring up a pop-up to show the location on Maps.

    If you are trying to import contacts manually from a Palm Treo (mine was a 700p), you can use Google Goggles to scan in the contact. Just bring up any single contact in your old Palm, bring up Goggles, use the crop tool in Goggles and take a picture. Select Add Contact.

    It's not perfect, but it could save you a lot of typing.
    05-27-2010 10:56 PM
  14. douger's Avatar
    When you connect your Droid Incredible to your PC and mount as "Disk drive" to copy files to and from your SD card, make sure you select the proper "Removable Disk (x" folder on your computer to copy to because there are actually two removable disk folder options that show up from your phone; one is your phone's internal storage (the <8 gb or so) and the other is your SD card.
    I renamed each as to what it was..."sd card" or "phone mem" using the Windows rename drive protocol.

    From your Windows desktop, left click computer>right click on the appropriate drive listed, then rename.
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    05-29-2010 04:57 PM
  15. jccorbi's Avatar
    This works with any POP3 email account. I like to monitor my email for the day but then have it auto deleted.

    - Click the Mail icon (find it in all programs or on your home screen usually)
    - Click Menu /More /Settings
    - Click Send & Receive (provides more options)
    - Click Download options
    - Set to "By days" and "Today's"

    Your mail will download all day but the next day it will be gone (even from the Trash). Great to keep track of things and not have to manually manage the mail.
    05-30-2010 10:37 AM
  16. bark8015's Avatar
    In other threads I've seen a few people ask about an app that would prevent the screen from timing out while in a dock (as the Moto Droid apparently does natively).

    If you go to Settings > Applications > Development, there is an option to "Stay Awake" while the phone is charging.

    It may or may not be a setting you want to have enabled all the time, but it will allow the screen to stay unlocked while docked (assuming the dock is charging the device).

    Note: the screen does dim slightly after a short time of no user input, but just tapping it brings it back to full brightness without needing to swipe-unlock.
    Quoting myself because after several days I began having issues with the phone not sleeping even when not plugged in. Removed this setting and rebooted to fix it.
    06-02-2010 09:35 AM
  17. JF's Avatar
    If you downloaded Robo Defense, make sure you stop the program when not playing. The game keeps the phone from sleeping and will cookie monster your battery.
    06-02-2010 07:30 PM
  18. Nicholbert#AC's Avatar
    Without selecting any emails within your email folder, press menu --> delete. You can then select all the emails you would like to delete. Prior to choosing any, you can select Menu one more time and "Mark All" if you like.
    Great tip. I was really starting to miss my multi select from my Storm. That was about the only thing I was missing from it. But this works great. I do wish there was a multi select on messages.

    Former Blackberry users will especially appreciate this: hitting the space bar 2x while typing a message will automatically place a period after the last typed letter.
    I don't know which BB you had, but BBs from the 8730 and newer had this feature.

    Here is a tip I just learned:

    If you want your email accounts to update as items arrive, ensure you have Auto-sync enabled. If you don't, it will default to manual. Huge PIA if you don't know what is going on. I was | | this close to winging the phone out my top floor window. But we have made up and are friends again.

    Here is how to get to Auto-sync:

    Settings > Accounts & Sync > Auto-sync (make sure the box is checked)
    06-03-2010 10:07 AM
  19. TBolt's Avatar
    Originally Posted by BTSee
    Former Blackberry users will especially appreciate this: hitting the space bar 2x while typing a message will automatically place a period after the last typed letter.
    I don't know which BB you had, but BBs from the 8730 and newer had this feature.
    That was his point. BB has the feature; therefore, BB owners will be happy to know that Android has the same feature.
    06-03-2010 03:53 PM
  20. XXI's Avatar
    Doe anyone know how to set a custom (imported) ring tone for sms, email, and other notifications
    06-06-2010 04:22 PM
  21. rpfarrah's Avatar
    Doe anyone know how to set a custom (imported) ring tone for sms, email, and other notifications
    Yup, it's all available in settings, depending upon which apps you're using for messaging.
    06-06-2010 11:03 PM
  22. bogeyx5's Avatar
    I cannot figure out how to save music, video etc to my 16gb sd card... it just goes to the phone. I use double twist.
    Just drag and drop files into the SD card, that's.the easiest way.
    06-09-2010 02:19 AM
  23. Stormhead77's Avatar
    All I saw at the settings was stock ring tones.
    My question is how do I get my ring tones from my SD card on to
    The phone so I can use it.
    When I slapped my sd card from my old Storm into the DInc it automatically grabbed the ringtones and made them available in the list where you select the tone under Settings. I didn't have to do anything like create another folder, etc.
    06-09-2010 10:18 AM
  24. Revolutionary's Avatar
    Since I've seen a few references to the cumbersomeness of the Manage Applications menu...

    If you want to find a specific application in Menu> Settings> Manage Applications, load up that view and then click menu and select "sort by size," then click menu again and select "sort A-Z." Much easier to find the app in question that way.
    06-09-2010 04:31 PM
  25. ghess517's Avatar
    i keep getting the message 'video too large' if i try to send any video file. even a 5 second video i get this. any suggestions???
    06-09-2010 07:58 PM
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