DROID X Questions from a beginner plz help!Support

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  1. Dains11

    Dains11 New Member This Topic's Starter

    Jul 19, 2010
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    Hi all,

    I have a few quick questions for my droid x that I thought you guys might be able to easily help me out with.

    1. For the gmail app, can someone explain what it means to me to sync every 4 days as compared to 1? Also to "Sync all"
    - the reason I ask this is because I had 7 new emails in my gmail account, which my gmail app on the droid TOLD me, but I couldn't see them until I changed that setting. Does it use more battery?

    2. Is there a way to delete the bullshit apps that have come preloaded with the droid x? I don't want that motoblur crap, I don't want the friend finder or w.e it is either.

    3. I do NOT want all 2,000 of my facebook friends on my contact list. I do know that I can change the group to be just phone contacts, but still, is there anyway I can reverse this and have them taken away?

    4. Whats the best way for saving battery? I do have the appkiller, but I found that manually stopping certain programs by going into settings helped me more. I'm a little confused because appkiller will kill some functions, and then 5 minutes later (the friend finder one) it will be back running again.

    For anyone that takes the time to read this, thanks very much. I appreciate it.


  2. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
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    2) The only way is with root which allows you change and remove things from the phone that the manufacturer never intended. Look for rooting information in the Droid X section. Beware! You can seriously affect (and destroy) the functionality of the phone if you remove some things!

    3) In Sense, I know you can uncheck the option to see Facebook contacts in Contacts. I don't know how in Motoblur.

    4) I personally don't use a task killer on my Eris. For the other part of your question, some programs run as services in the background and update information or allow certain functionality. I wouldn't worry about it. These only use system resources when they are actually doing something. A lot of the time, they just run idle, waiting to be used.

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