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  1. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    You are indeed correct, came across this article from ANDROID POLICE w/a direct link to a GOOGLE forum discussing the issue:

    Google Services Bug Causing Location Issues For HTC Owners, Google Working On A Fix

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  2. triplecore

    triplecore Member

    Hi all sorry to post so much in one day. I am wondering when I click share icon from the gallery or any other app is it possible to have Gmail as an option without clicking "show more". I don't use the "Mail" app so its annoying to have to have extra taps to get to Gmail. just wondering.

  3. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    One tap on "show more" opens up more choices.

    In the stock configuration there is no option to make one app higher up the list of options over another, and as you install more apps, this list may grow even larger.

    Example, when I click on share, I have at least ten options and Gmail is way down there.. :)
  4. jcdub

    jcdub Well-Known Member

    I recently upgraded to a One and there was a 4g widget available to use to toggle between 3g and 4g but now I went looking for it again and its missing! I'm currently with Vodafone who don't have 4g up and running yet. So my question is, will this widget appear again when 4g becomes activated?
    It's showing in the network settings where you can select between wcdma, gsm and LTE Auto. So it might return?
  5. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    yes you go into network settings and enable what band you want the phone to use. this is probably the way its going to be unless you root and then you may be able to add those widgets back...

    Sprint version is set up the same way and has no 4g widget.
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  6. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    How do you get rid of the 3 verticle dot dot thing at the bottom when you are on a app? It takes up 1-2 line of space I want it to go away.

    My previous HTC I was able to get rid of it under Gestures.
  7. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Well-Known Member Contributor

    u cant.. unless you root, and use a custom rom

    maybe the next update will have that option
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  8. GuitarG20

    GuitarG20 Clueless Senior Member Contributor

    The update to android 4.2 is said to fix this, and they're working on it now. No word on a release time table yet though.
  9. Eeep

    Eeep New Member


    I have two quick questions. Two phones ago I had an HTC Desire S, I think it was. There were two things about that phone that really, really, annoyed me, and I am wondering if HTC has now managed to address those issues in the One.

    1. It is my company's policy to lock the phone so that every time I wanted to use my phone, I had to enter the pin code. This created a problem when I received calls. For instance, if the volume was turned down too low and I wanted to increase it, I had to interrupt the conversation and enter my pin code.

    My question for you: is it possible on the One to increase the volume without entering the pin code first?

    2. From time to time (more often than I like to think) it would be necessary to reboot the phone. It was pretty much impossible to make the phone do this without it putting out a loud "brilliant" sound no matter what the volume was the phone. This could be rather embarrassing in meetings, etc. Of course, it did not help that the phone displayed "HTC - quietly brilliant" as it made this loud noise.

    My second question for you: has HTC now become quietly brilliant, i.e., can I turn the phone on without it making this loud noise?
  10. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    Quite the opposite to be honest. HTC has become Quietly louder with the Brilliant, beats enhanced, forward facing, speakers utilized on the One.
    The power on sound is now alarmingly loud. I seem to recall that even when my phone was set to vibrate or silent the power on sound was still audible (Sprint). Someone with the phone in hand, on your proposed carrier, will be able to confirm for you.

    Check out a video showing you what to expect (bloody loud):
    Youtube | HTC One Unboxing and Power up - 5 Min. 20 sec.
  11. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Well-Known Member Contributor

    there is a setting that allows you to have the phone not lock for up to an hour.. if the phone doesnt get opened up.. or looked at for an hour.. you will need a pin code.

    Settings>security>Lock Phone after
  12. Dr Jones

    Dr Jones Member

    I am really hoping they can/will resolve the sound with an update. Going from silent to +1 is an obnoxiously large jump in volume. From +1 to MAX is far more incremental. I know others have posted a few equalizer apps you can download... but c'mon. You shouldn't have to download a freaking EQ just to hold sounds down to a moderate level.
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  13. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

    I have a Sprint HTC One, and it no longer has that startup sound. It was one of the unmentioned changes in the update. ( maybe some of the other carrier users can chime in and let me know if they still have the sound)
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  14. Eeep

    Eeep New Member

    Well that is good news. I will not be using Sprint though, but hopefully this goes across the board.

    This does not solve the problem. I want to, and need to, have the phone locked with a pin code.

    Is it still not possible to change the call volume without first entering the pin code?
  15. GuitarG20

    GuitarG20 Clueless Senior Member Contributor

    Do the volume rockers not increase the headset volume while you're on a call unless its unlocked?
  16. Eeep

    Eeep New Member

    It did not on my old HTC Desire S, and I am wondering if they fixed this issue with the HTC One.

    I'v had a Samsung Galaxy S2 since then and it lets me change volume without entering the pin code.
  17. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot Guide

    The volume rocker will not work unless you enter the PIN when not on a call. ( This is to prevent someone from muting your ringtone) While in a call the screen should not lock unless you purposefully press the home key and the power button.

    If you are in a call there is a button at the bottom that says "return to call" so you do not have to re-enter your pin until the call is completed.
  18. bcrider

    bcrider Member

    I never learned about porting music or podcasts to Android and now that I have this HTC One, I'd like to learn, but I'm a little confused.

    I see I have an app called Music that has a podcast folder option. I have installed the HTC Sync Manager on my Mac and music gets imported from my iTunes folder structure but no podcasts.

    So is there an equivalent to the iPhone regarding podcast management? It seems like the Music app is set up to be similar with everything all in one place, however there is no way to subscribe to podcasts from within it.

    I'd like to not fill my phone up with a bunch of different apps if I can help it.
  19. dgrobe2112

    dgrobe2112 Well-Known Member Contributor

    i use the Play music app, install that app on your computer at home with all your music.. set the folder, and sub folders.. let it do its work, then you can stream your music on your phone, rather than having to have the music on your phone
  20. bcrider

    bcrider Member

    I don't want to stream music. I want it there all the time with no lag when I change playlists. I read on this forum that it has to re-cache when the song is changed to a different playlist and that induces lag.

    I might consider it if it handles podcasts subscriptions though. How well does it manage those compared to the iPhone?
  21. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    You can download it to the phone as well. Its not strictly one or the other. Android is about choices :D

    For podcasts, I like beyondpod. Paid app, bit works really well.
  22. bcrider

    bcrider Member

    Are you saying I can download music to the phone and play it with Play music? I opened Play Music and it wanted to charge me $8 a month. I know I can port my music over to the plain old Music app that comes on the phone and it would be free. So how does both of these apps handle podcasts?
  23. ajbeattie91

    ajbeattie91 New Member

    Hi, new to the forum..

    Had my lovely HTC one a fee days now and it's been the best move I have made ditching apple. The only problem I have is the renowned occasional pop of the speakers and my biggest problem.. my blink feed and weather won't update at all. It all has to be done manually, it is set to WiFi only but won't give me the choice to chose mobile data, any ideas?
    Even on WiFi no self updating.

    Thank you
  24. JasonKWhite

    JasonKWhite Member

    I was wondering if there is a way to be able to access the phone when the screen is off without hitting the power button on top? It'd be nice not to have to stretch all the way up there. Maybe a double tap of the "home" button could turn the screen on? Any sort of solution for that?

  25. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

    No there isn't, not without a custom ROM that I'm aware of anyway. So reach for that home button and get in that exercise

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