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  1. Jim_1234

    Jim_1234 Active Member

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    Or when you turn the phone on instead of swiping to the right to unlock swipe to the left and it will goto vibrate.
     
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  2. bwsmith

    bwsmith Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick one: When using the onscreen keyboards, you can hide them by flicking them down from the top (much like a Storm). And just tap the field again to bring them back.
     
  3. moosc

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    did that but it is to small habe a little box in middle of screen
     
  4. bwsmith

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    If you use a pouch holster that has magnetics, it may activate Car Mode which means that the screen stays on and burns up your battery in the holster. This is definitely true for BlackBerry holsters where the magnet is used to put the BB in Sleep. Figured this out after half my battery got drained using my old Storm holster.
     
  5. beargold23

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    Okay i listen to pandora in my car, and have it hooked up through a mp3 jack that allows me to place the music through my car speakers, which i was able to do with my Storm 1, but now im able to have a conversation also, so when someone calls me i can hear them through my speakers. Couldn't do that with my storm :)
     
  6. ladybadger2007

    ladybadger2007 Well-Known Member

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    I use funformobile.com for all my ringtones and pics it's a great free site. I was trying to download and save ringtones and wasn't able to save them. The picks work fine but not the ring tones . Any ideas thanks
     
  7. ProfessorHM

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    Coming from a blackberry curve where I had the option to have custom ringtones for every contact in my address book I was a bit disappointed when I didn't see any similar option. Android really rewards those who kind of poke around all the options and really get to know the OS.

    Anyways, to set mp3's as your ringtones simply upload them and then while a song is playing hit the menu button and select "Set as Ringtone".

    And now every song that you have done that for will appear on your list of ringtones whenever you go into change the ringtones on your contacts.

    To make custom ringtones for your contacts simply go into your contacts, hit the menu button and select "Options", then "Ringtone" and from that list all the songs that you set as your ringtones will be listed.

    Hope this helps!
     
  8. btmac

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    i stumbled across the way to copy one word. double-tap it to select, then press-hold brings up edit menu. press-hold at the other spot to paste.
     
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  9. eraser

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    To paste into an email, tap and hold for a couple of seconds in the text entry area, a menu comes up, the first option is "Paste".
     
  10. caitlion

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    on your sd card, make a folder called "notifications" and put the file you want in there.
     
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  11. s-one

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    Here's a tip that should help Google Voice users and the 5 minute wait on receiving SMS txts.

    I realized that since sms is not pushed, it will only update at whichever interval you have set in GV.

    Not a full solution but a workaround to get instant txt is to enable the option in GV to receive the txt via email and since email is pushed, you'll get the txt instantly. Once you received the GV Email of the txt you then can reply to that email with your response and GV will send it back as a txt. Or hence you can go into your GV app on the Droid, manually refresh and correspond txting normally.

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  12. northendtrooper

    northendtrooper Active Member

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    Download Ringdroid, it is free. It allows you to snip and convert your mp3 to ringtones and allows you to select what contact to what ringtone.
     
  13. endo

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    Reset = shift+alt+del, discovered by being stupidly curious, of course. (I'd guess this is standard for Android, but I've only owned this thing for < 24hrs now).
     
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  14. radikal

    radikal Well-Known Member

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    this forum has helped so much, this thread is genius! thanks!
     
  15. eraser

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    There's a free app called Locale that can do this.

    Based on your GPS position, time of day, etc, it makes the phone behave differently (silent, loud, vibrate, etc.)

    I downloaded it but I can't get it to get a lock on the GPS, never finds my location. Which is weird because Google maps/nav has no problems.
     
  16. radikal

    radikal Well-Known Member

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    it works too, i set it not to do anything while at home, going to test it at church and work, work monday that is!
     
  17. cslaten

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    Try Salling Software - Salling Media Sync for Windows. It worked for me, but I am running Vista....
     
  18. Wakey

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    I posted this as a thread but I asked that it be deleted an I'll leave it here where it belongs :D

    While streaming YouTube press menu/more/watch in high quality. (Prepare to be blown away) Just open the YouTube icon and search for HD in the search pane. WOW!

    When uploading video to YouTube you have to turn off the Screen Timeout. My video failed to upload a few times until I figured this out. Go to Menu/settings/sound & display/ & scroll down to screen timeout & select. Scroll down & select never timeout.

    Also to upload video you apparently have to use WiFi.

    AND, be sure to turn back on the timeout to 1 or 2 minutes because it dogs the battery rather quickly.

    Headphones.. Get these, the transport buttons work awesome except the phone answer one and it might have a workaround. Amazon.com: Motorola S305 MOTOROKR Stereo Bluetooth Headphones [Retail Packaging]: Cell Phones & Service

    I might think of other things to add to this and if I'm wrong about something post away.
     
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  19. radikal

    radikal Well-Known Member

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    this is awesome. thanks.
     
  20. lobe50

    lobe50 Well-Known Member

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    Great Educational Post...subscribing
    Thanks
     
  21. NSXLA

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    i've tired sending myself embedded images (thru aol) , they don't seem to show up - need to send as attachment.
     
  22. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member

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    Is it me, or is there no question mark on the keyboard? I keep trying to type question style messages and they look silly with a period instead of a question mark

    EDIT. found it. i was looking for a gold shift button. didnt know it had its own. ha
     
  23. xAwesome.Austinx

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    took me a minute to find it as well. lol
     
  24. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member

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  25. JafCo

    JafCo New Member

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    Definitely saved me a lot of time. Thanks!
     
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