Support Cant find trash icon

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  1. tami4775

    tami4775 New Member
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    I have been trying to remove some of the icons on my home screens but cannot find the trash icon. i have looked on all five screens and its nowhere to be found. Anyone have a suggestion where i can find it?
     

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  2. TVCCS

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    Hold your finger down on the icon you want to trash. After a couple of seconds you'll be able to move it. A trash can icon will appear at the bottom of the screen. Slide towards there, and when the can turns red with your finger over it, release your finger and the icon is trashed.

    You can also find specific directions on Page 58 of the Optimus V manual.

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/lgoptimusv.pdf
     
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  3. tami4775

    tami4775 New Member
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    thank you! finally found it!
     
  4. jmleon92

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    *facepalm*
     
  5. tami4775

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    im sorry you think its a stupid question. ive had the phone for only 2 days and i dont live on my phone like some people do. and the instructions do not state the applications icon turns into the trash bin. sorry i posted on this forum.
     
  6. TVCCS

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    Please don't be...we're all newbies once :) I'm just learning this Android stuff myself.
     
  7. Timm129

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    Hello
    When deleting an app off the screen like that does it actually delete the app or just the icon. In other words is the app still taking up space on the phone??

    Thanks
     
  8. TVCCS

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    Yes, until you delete it from the list of applications via the Settings tab. It works just like a Windows desktop item...only deletes the icon until you uninstall the app itself.
     
  9. Timm129

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    Ok but when trying to delete the app $my account the box for uninstall of greyed out. Can it not be deleted since it was factory installed
     
  10. TVCCS

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    Correct...the apps that come on the phone cannot be deleted, unless the phone is "rooted" to permit so - which alters the phone's core software. So you're stuck with apps like AirGChat, News & Weather, Poynt, SCVNGR, Twidroyd, and Where, whether you want them or not. Most users would rather delete those apps to free up space to install others, but those companies have paid for the right to be on these phones and help subsidize the cost of the phone at retail.

    It's one of the key reasons so many people choose to root their phones, and why there are very active development threads all over the Web about how to do so.
     
  11. Timm129

    Timm129 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the info..
     
  12. seetgrass

    seetgrass New Member
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    when you go to 'manage apps', and click on 'force stop' what does that do?
     
  13. wonderfulwino

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    That just stops the program from running. Like if you have something running in the background that might be wasting battery or memory, you can force stop it.
     
  14. wjacques

    wjacques New Member
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    How do you remove 360 people from my main screen on andoid? Can anyone help?
     
  15. usmcvet

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    The trash icon is now at the top of my screen. Just updated OS today.
     
  16. melim

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    ^ That's great. Wrong forum, tho.
     
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