How do I get my DATE and Time Back?Tips


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  1. dennison17

    dennison17 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not sure how but I lost the BIG DATE , time, local weather, etc on my main screen. I still have my shortcuts on the lower half of screen, but the top half (where the DATe, etc was) is just open space....

    How can I get that back?

    THanks..........
     

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  2. t0ast3d

    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

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    If you were using widgets, which I believe you were.

    Just click the + button, next to the phone button, click widgets, and find what you had before.
     
  3. dennison17

    dennison17 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks.... I did that and now see a long list of items...(ANalog clock, Bookmarks, Calculator, etc...) I don;t see anything that looks similar ot that BIG DATE, time, etc.... sorry. I'm a real newbee at this. :confused:
     
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    sitlet Banned

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    Yep, thats just a widget, press the + icon, or long press on the screen to add one.
     
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    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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    When you long press on the homescreen and choose to add a "widget," select the one on the list that says "Clock">"HTC." From there, the first clock you'll see is an analog clock. There's a menu at the bottom of the screen that has left and right arrows with a select button in the middle. Use the right scroll arrow to find the clock that you had on your homescreen to begin with. It should be there.
     
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    dennison17 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks folks.... I foudn it and got everything back to normal! I REALLY appreciate you help!!

    Budman
     
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    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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    Glad we could help. Trust me, I completely understand where you're coming from as far as being a "newb" to Android. Took me a couple weeks to have so many customizing options, especially with the widgets that HTC Sense UI offers vs. Android vs. free ones or paid ones from the market.

    I didn't discover the selection arrows for the Sense UI widgets until after the 1st week of owning the phone, so at first I was very disappointed with the widgets that were available.

    On top of that, HTC also had some "additional" widgets avaialble that I didn't even realize until 2 months down the line...LOL.
     
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    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha...yeah, for new Android users it's really difficult how "easy" it is to customize the phones. I remember some of the questions I asked early on that seemed so "stupid" to me now, but at the time I really couldn't find the answer I needed (via search). I don't know how many threads I had to read through until I found the answer I wanted about what the heck "FROYO" was. I googled it and all I found was that it was a nickname for Frozen Yogurt, but I still had absolutely no clue how it connected to Android.

    I finally searched and found a thread that explained all the different versions of Android OS and the nicknames being given (based on desserts). ..LOL...I felt so stupid that the answer was so simple...hahahaha.
     
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    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

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    Evo and most Android phones are set up the way the manufacturer and carrier would like you to use it. So, in a way, it's relatively easy to use and learn right out of the box just like an iPhone. The difference with Android phones is once you learn how to use them, you can customize them in ways that aren't possible on iPhones.

    Evo is my first Android. The best piece of advice I'd recommend is to use the phone for at least a week with its pre-installed setup before making customizations. Customization is so much easier and more intuitive on Android phones once you have a good understanding of how it works as an Android-OEM-Carrier combination. That was never something you had to do with iPhone because Apple's always controlled the UI and let ATT do very little to change or adjust the experience.

    I prefer Android OS so much more now than I ever anticipated.
     
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    Completely agree.

    I got an epic for my mother, who's in her early 70's, and she's been wanting an "iphone" for so long. I initially got her the Instinct a couple years ago, not knowing there were so many bugs on that phone that it wasn't her messing up, but the phone.

    As soon as I got her the epic, I was a little worried that she wouldn't be able to figure it out. After a 30 minute tutorial the night I got the phone for her (launch day), she's already done other customizations on her own without my teaching her. That's saying a lot for someone that isn't "tech savvy" at all.

    So now, she hasn't mentioned the iPhone once since getting the Epic (whereas she was still talking about the iPhone when she had the Instinct).

    How cool is that?
     

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