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Old December 19th, 2011, 11:01 AM   #201 (permalink)
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So....it must take an amp to charge while on where 700mA is enough to charge it while off.
This isn't true, and is proven out by this:

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Since the computer's USB port only supplies 500 mA.

I have three different chargers other than the 1A charger that came with the phone - 500mA, 750mA, and 850mA. They all charge the Nexus when it's powered on.

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My old phone could designate up to three contacts to call "In Case of Emergency" (ICE). This is used by law enforcement when one has become incapacitated. Is there a similar designation in GNEX?
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I put my ICE1 and ICE 2 in the owner information so it shows in the lock screen.

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My old phone could designate up to three contacts to call "In Case of Emergency" (ICE). This is used by law enforcement when one has become incapacitated. Is there a similar designation in GNEX?

This is what I do go into settings>security>owner info

It displays on the lock screen a scrolling bar. I personally have

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY OR IF FOUND PLEASE CALL xxx-xxx-xxxx

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This isn't true, and is proven out by this:



Since the computer's USB port only supplies 500 mA.

I have three different chargers other than the 1A charger that came with the phone - 500mA, 750mA, and 850mA. They all charge the Nexus when it's powered on.

Hm...I had only tried the one charger and figured that was it. I also didn't think the computer put out an amp.

Well cross off everything I said ha....maybe my cheap charger died.
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"HEY!! there's ANOTHER LED?!?!?... Can't WAIT to see what this one is for!!!"

*Checks the box...turns off screen...screen wont turn on..

"OH SHISSSSnit!"

If anyone DOES happen to do this on accident, don't worry, you didn't ruin your phone. Pull the battery and it will boot with the screen on, just dont lock your screen again. Go into the lightflow settings and uncheck the box.
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Thanks guys for so many useful tips.I Put together a view videos with some of the tips I have read here and on other sites.

Some are very simple but might be useful for new users

Improving Low Speaker Issue :
Galaxy Nexus Tip/Trick - Improve Low Speaker Volume - YouTube

Improve Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Tip/Trick : How to Improve Battery Life - YouTube

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Tip/Trick : Easter Egg Flying Androids - YouTube

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Don't know if anyone mentioned this, but if you want text to reformat into a column in the browser after zooming, just pinch to zoom and then tap on the screen twice and it will reformat the text for you.

Also, does anyone know how to put the ringer in vibrate mode?
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Hi, Can you give more specific instructions on how to get to the keyboard selection place. I've looked in the settings, Language & input but can't find the keyboard choices other than the default Android keyboard. I only have the default android keyboard and the google voice typing. Is there someplace else? Thanks so much.

Sorry, I'd wanted this to post under the image of the gmail with the arrow to the little keyboard.
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Don't know if anyone mentioned this, but if you want text to reformat into a column in the browser after zooming, just pinch to zoom and then tap on the screen twice and it will reformat the text for you.

Also, does anyone know how to put the ringer in vibrate mode?

Thank you so much, that is a damn good feature, I was missing it so much being that HTC puts that in all of their phones by default even in Mobile Pages.

To put your phone on vibrate hold the volume button down almost all of the way, the second to last notch is Vibrate mode, and the very last notch is Silent. Not sure why Sammy does it that way. One would think that it should be the other way around, but anyway, that's how you get it. Thanks for the tip again.
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Hi, Can you give more specific instructions on how to get to the keyboard selection place. I've looked in the settings, Language & input but can't find the keyboard choices other than the default Android keyboard. I only have the default android keyboard and the google voice typing. Is there someplace else? Thanks so much.

Sorry, I'd wanted this to post under the image of the gmail with the arrow to the little keyboard.
Well assuming you have other keyboards installed than the default stock android and voice keyboard, you should be able to checkmark which keyboards you would want available as an option (as long as the keyboard is compatible with ICS and it is properly installed). If it is not listed there, you should re-start phone and re-install.

Once the ones you want as options are checkmarked they should appear in a prompt once you press that keyboard icon at the top left corner when you are typing on an input field. After pressing that tiny keyboard icon you need to swipe down on the status bar and it should list there.
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Also, does anyone know how to put the ringer in vibrate mode?
Thanks for the reformat tip...that was driving me buggy. On the vibrate....hold the volume rocker down....as it turns down the volume, just before silent mode it goes to vibrate mode.

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Sorry, I'd wanted this to post under the image of the gmail with the arrow to the little keyboard.
You've found the right place, you just have to install some other keyboards first. There are several for sale in the Market. Swiftkey and SlideIt are popular options. I've heard good things about Thumb Keyboard too, but I'm not sure if it's working yet on ICS.
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Is there a way to have different notification sounds for text and Gmail? I can't find anything.

Edit: looks like I have to use Light Flow for this. I used it on my DX before.
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Edit: looks like I have to use Light Flow for this. I used it on my DX before.
Or you can just set it up inside each program, under their settings there is a place for notifications. I like Light Flow since you have all the notifications at your fingertips. Just be sure to shut of the in-app notifications or you will get two sounds.
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Go into your phone settings
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Edit the number to say *86,,yourpassword#
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Why am I not finding the Voice Mail settings on my phone to add my VM pin like mentioned here. Where is it? I don't see it under personal.

Oh, I got it, when you are in the 'phone' keyboard place, those settings, not the phone in general settings. I get so confused!
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Why am I not finding the Voice Mail settings on my phone to add my VM pin like mentioned here. Where is it? I don't see it under personal.

Oh, I got it, when you are in the 'phone' keyboard place, those settings, not the phone in general settings. I get so confused!
Yes sorry I should have mentioned that.
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Is there a way to set your voicemail password in the phone so that it inputs it automatically when you call?

Yes I created another contact and called it Voicemail Auto then it's *86,,<yourpin>#
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Oh, and I just saw something I wanted to mention. I'm not sure how long VZW has been doing this, but I purchased a car charger for my Nexus when I was there and I think it's AWESOME that it has a USB port to charge two phones at once. I usually get my accessories on eBay from China, so I guess this could be a very old upgrade, but I wasn't aware this had been done. Just thought it was cool, so I wanted to make sure everyone knew about it incase that would solve one of their common dilemmas!
Verizon Wireless has been selling these for the past year we get them at work all the time. It's great they finally made a passthrough. Too bad I only use USB to cigarette lighter chargers now
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You've found the right place, you just have to install some other keyboards first. There are several for sale in the Market. Swiftkey and SlideIt are popular options. I've heard good things about Thumb Keyboard too, but I'm not sure if it's working yet on ICS.

I see, I need to get the keyboard apps, Thanks, I'd like to try some other ones.
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That will not work when clicking on the voicemail icon in the notification bar.
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That will not work when clicking on the voicemail icon in the notification bar.
Replace the icon with a quick contact to the auto one you make in your address book.
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I use swiftkey and I really like it. It predicts the next word you are going to type before you even type it. Pretty useful for people like me who aren't power texters.

Also they have a free trial keyboard so you can decide before you buy
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Well as far as I know you can't replace that icon and if you follow my directions you wouldn't have to even if you could.
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On the stock clock app, if you want to set an alarm but don't want to hit the up/down buttons to increase or decrease the time, just swipe your finger up or down, the numbers will then scroll.
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Well assuming you have other keyboards installed than the default stock android and voice keyboard, you should be able to checkmark which keyboards you would want available as an option (as long as the keyboard is compatible with ICS and it is properly installed). If it is not listed there, you should re-start phone and re-install.

Once the ones you want as options are checkmarked they should appear in a prompt once you press that keyboard icon at the top left corner when you are typing on an input field. After pressing that tiny keyboard icon you need to swipe down on the status bar and it should list there.
Thanks for the tip. Mine doesn't work that way. I am using Swype, Swiftkey, and Android keyboards. When I need to change input methods I have to pull down the status bar and tap input method from there. I find the text prediction in SwiftKey phenomenal but I like the cursor controls available in Swype. Now if I could only get a version of Swype that works in landscape mode........
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1. Use Lightflow to control your LED notification light - I see a lot of complaints in the reviews from users about the LED light

2. Separating the ringtone from notifications- this took forever for me to figure out (perhaps I was missing something).
- Settings --> sounds--> notification set to silent
- d/l My Profiles and change the notification sounds to what I want for each profile

- This was rather important for me as I'm on call at night frequently and need my phone volume on but don't want to hear emails/texts

Like I said, maybe I was missing something, but I could not separate it any other way
What is this, where do I find it: - d/l My Profiles and change the notification sounds to what I want for each profile
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Thanks for the reformat tip...that was driving me buggy. On the vibrate....hold the volume rocker down....as it turns down the volume, just before silent mode it goes to vibrate mode.

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You can also go to vibrate by clicking the volume rocker once then click on the phone symbol. Click it again and it is on the previous volume level.
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You can also go to vibrate by clicking the volume rocker once then click on the phone symbol. Click it again and it is on the previous volume level.
That is kind of cool. Did not know that one. I'm sure it's not even in the User Guide. These tips are like tech geek easter eggs.
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Quick tip to save a little battery life for all of you. You can set it to turn off wifi when phone is asleep. Go to settings- wifi- menu- advanced- Keep WiFi on during sleep- change as you wish.
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Download AIRDroid. By far one of the most useful apps for the GNex. Makes loading / unloading stuff way easy.
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Don't know if anyone mentioned this, but if you want text to reformat into a column in the browser after zooming, just pinch to zoom and then tap on the screen twice and it will reformat the text for you.
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Thanks for the reformat tip...that was driving me buggy.
It was a nice feature in Froyo and Gingerbread, too... It's good that people are sharing these things, though, especially if some users are coming from an iPhone or WinMo phone...
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I have to confess that I've not read 5 full pages of tips & tricks so I don't know if anyone's posted this, but you can close out of any running apps by swiping them off the screen from the stack of thumbnails. Feel free to virtually stone me if this is common knowledge.
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all you need to do to save battery is to turn WIFI ON whenever you have a good connection.

WIFI saves 4G from killing the battery.
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I have to confess that I've not read 5 full pages of tips & tricks so I don't know if anyone's posted this, but you can close out of any running apps by swiping them off the screen from the stack of thumbnails. Feel free to virtually stone me if this is common knowledge.
This is a seemingly common misconception. Swiping them off the list does just that, removes them from the list. It does not close the app. See the following more helpful post from OTD from earlier in this thread:

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That list simply shows a history. Swiping it off the screen does not close it.

With most apps you will simply press the back button to exit the app. With many apps this will close them out or put them into a suspended state where they may be running in the background, but not using the CPU or the battery. With other apps (Pandora for example) you can hit the menu button and there will be a quit or exit option that will shut the app down. Hitting the home button does not exit an app properly and it will continue to be active in the background for a while.

It is important to understand that there are 3 main states that your average app can be in. Active which is running and using both the RAM and the CPU, Cached which uses just RAM and Off which uses neither. An app sitting in the background or cached may be taking up RAM, but still not really running or active. Many of your most commonly used apps will sit in a cached or suspended state waiting for you to open them. This allows them to open faster when you want to use them. This has caused many misunderstandings in the past for a lot of people (especially former WinMo and iPhone as well as windows users). They will think that an app sitting in the background/cached and/or taking up RAM is draining battery when it really isn't. The RAM that is being used will be released when needed.

If you want to know more about how the system works and how it handles apps and their states many of the articles on why Task Killers aren't needed will explain it in more detail than I have.
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Posted this over at G+ and some found it helpful so I'll post it here. On the stock keyboard if you long press the predicted work in the middle you get a pop-up list. Screenshot attached.

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Yes I created another contact and called it Voicemail Auto then it's *86,,<yourpin>#
Thanks for this tip and mentioning that you can replace it at the icon too. I've been doing this for years and hoped that it was still gonna be possible.

I prefer password to open the phone, then Vmail and email, etc open already once I'm in.... makes it too cumbersome otherwise
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Posted this over at G+ and some found it helpful so I'll post it here. On the stock keyboard if you long press the predicted work in the middle you get a pop-up list. Screenshot attached.

I was trying to scroll right and left assuming that there had to be more options than 3 words
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EDIT: Forget what I said. I found the problem...for me at least.

If you have LightFlow installed to control the LED, go to General settings and scroll all the way down to where you see Additional LEDs found. Make sure s6e8aa0 is NOT checked. That is what was screwing with my screen. I unchecked that and its all good now!
Where have I read that before?

Just kidding! Good idea to post this as a separate thread. More people will see it that way. I actually meant to do that myself and got too busy with life outside of my phone.

One other tip: You don't have to reboot. Plug your phone in, push the power button once, then wait aboug 5 to 10 seconds and the screen will come on. My theory is that additional LED may be the AMOLED screen itself and the app is trying to control the whole screen like a notification LED.
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Don't know if anyone mentioned this, but if you want text to reformat into a column in the browser after zooming, just pinch to zoom and then tap on the screen twice and it will reformat the text for you.

Also, does anyone know how to put the ringer in vibrate mode?
Hold the volume down button until the Vibration icon appears. It should show a status icon in the top right while it's active.
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Is there a way to get the led to flash even when the screen is turned on when using light flow?

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This is a seemingly common misconception. Swiping them off the list does just that, removes them from the list. It does not close the app. See the following more helpful post from OTD from earlier in this thread:
It absolutely DOES close the app.. but only if it doesn't currently have an active Service running (For example, Google Music playing in the background).

Try this example - Open Pandora and let it start playing a song, hit the Home button, open the Browser, now press the button to switch apps and swipe Pandora off the screen. The music will continue to play and the app will remain loaded as if it had no effect (which it doesn't).

Go back to the Home screen


Now try opening Pandora and hit the pause button (which will stop the Service), now hit the Home button, open the Browser, then press the button to switch apps and swipe Pandora off the screen, now go and reopen Pandora and it will completely reload and begin playing a different song (which only happens if Pandora is officially closed).

I've tested this in a few different ways and it seems to always rely on whether an app is currently using a Service or not.
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How do you increase the time the lock screen stays on? Right now the screen shuts off after about 8 seconds of inactivity.
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Remove keyboard lag and keep autocorrect

Saw this in another thread. If you turn off autocorrect on the main language and input page but leave it on in the android keyboard settings page, keyboard lag vanishes and you still have the autocorrect. EDIT: you still have autocorrect in some places. I noticed its gone in the browser just now

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Also as was noted previously, turning off autocorrect gets rid of it on the nexus. That said, what I have found, i had to turn off the autocorrect in the main screen for language and keyboard, NOT the autocorrect under the actual settings specific for the android keyboard. I can leave that autocorrect enabled and be lag free and still have that autocorrect enabled and functional as well as pop up, sound (although I turn sound off anyway), and vibrate. I'm not sure why there are 2 different places for autocorrect, butthat is what has worked for me. I guess the main setting is global autocorrect to any keyboard while the one specifically under the android keyboard settings is of course only for that keyboard.
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Hold the volume down button until the Vibration icon appears. It should show a status icon in the top right while it's active.
And after you get to vibrate, push down one more time to enter silent mode. I love this feature.
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Remove keyboard lag and keep autocorrect

Saw this in another thread. If you turn off autocorrect on the main language and input page but leave it on in the android keyboard settings page, keyboard lag vanishes and you still have the awesome autocorrect. :-)
When you say auto correct on the main page you're referring to spelling correction at the top of thus screen right?
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Quick tip to save a little battery life for all of you. You can set it to turn off wifi when phone is asleep. Go to settings- wifi- menu- advanced- Keep WiFi on during sleep- change as you wish.
is this actually better for battery life? because it'll use 4g for syncing and stuff instead of wifi while asleep, and also, every time you turn the phone back on, it will have to search for and reconnect with the wifi. my phone turns off after 30 secs, i'm assuming that is sleep, and then i turn it on again a bunch of times.
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