Android OS manual

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by CzarekMart, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. CzarekMart

    CzarekMart Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    I just got a new Verizon Android by LG and it came with no manual.
    I mean there was something, but it was so basic, that it was practically useless.
    I kind of learned how to move around things and how to make it work, so now I have some concept how to work with my phone. However, there are some things I cannot figure out.
    Is there a manual how to navigate and customize the appearance of the OS?
    For now I have two simple questions:
    1. There is a system bar with some icons on the top of the home screen. On the left there are three icons: (a) one red with a white person in it, (b) one with a sheet of bent paper going into something, and (c) one I don't get and which came up right now - red phone handle and a white arrow bouncing of it. And the last one is puzzling me, because it just came up.
    Is there a manual that explains all that?

    Another thing - I am getting beeps every once a while, telling me that something is happening. I look - sometimes it's a missed call, sometimes a notification on Facebook, sometimes a new message, and sometimes it is something I have no clue where to find it.
    I really need a manual. Badly!
    Plus the phone goes black and locks after one second all the time, even when I am still not done with things, and makes me have to unlock it too often.
    Is there any complete and comprehensive manual that really teaches me how to use and customize the system?


  2. rtb35

    rtb35 Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2010
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  3. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2009
    Resource Consumer
    San Diego
    That thing up top is called the notification bar. You can touch it, then drag down to expand it and get a better look at what you missed.

    The icons, I can help with. The sheet of bent paper looking thing, that's your email. The red phone with the arrow bouncing off is for a missed call. If you pull down on the bar, you can then tap on the icons in the now pulled down tray to open their correlated programs.

    Watch a few videos demoing how android works, it'll blow your mind, as well as teach you stuff about it.
  4. CzarekMart

    CzarekMart Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    Thank you very much! I am studying the big pdf right now.
    I cannot find anywhere in this pdf, maybe I have to dig deeper, is the file explorer to get to the folders on my SD card where I have all downloads and other files. For example, I downloaded the ally manual to my phone, and now where is it? Or I donwloaded a kindle book, and now how do I find it?
  5. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Search "File Manager" on the Android Market. There are a ton of free ones like Astro or Estrongs (they don't include one by default for whatever reason).

    If you downloaded the PDF straight through your phone, it will be under /sdcard/download/. All web browser downloads go here by default on your memory card.

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