HTC Desire Tips & Tricks [READ ME]Tips


  1. Lyrrad

    Lyrrad Well-Known Member


    Without a doubt the best program I have found for stuff like this is tasker

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    • When I plug my phone into car charger bluetooth is turned on and when I take it off car charger bluetooth is turn off. Also screen is on full brightness and no screen sleep when on car charger. I need this otherwise when I'm in a customer's house and phone rings, calls still would go through to car bluetooth speaker.
    • When I reach my home my WIFI is turned on automatically (it's based around cell phone location rather than GPS).
    It's seems very versatile, is free at the moment (although I would be more than happy to pay).

    It's the one program that has made my very early days from winmo to Android seem like a step in the right direction.
  2. miasma

    miasma Member

    It may be worth adding to your initial post that on an Orange branded handset it shows the legend '3G+' when connected to HSPA, not the H - I assume purely to tie it in with the way Orange refer to it in all their literature etc.

    If someone can tell me how to take a screenshot I'd gladly oblige if you feel it's needed, although it is pretty self explanatory!
  3. PJD

    PJD Well-Known Member

    Please can you tell me where I can find this Power Control Widget
    Thanks
  4. HTC_Desire

    HTC_Desire Well-Known Member

    Its on your phone already - Just hit + at the bottom right of any of your screens and then choose widget and then scroll down to Power Control (Android).

    Regards
    Ken................
  5. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    Really? They didn't do this on the Hero. Why do they insist on doing these things!!
  6. LANoormohamed

    LANoormohamed Member

    thats one of the reasons why i flashed to a generic rom

    btw thanks for this thread great idea

    alternative to 3g watchdong - net senty
  7. TedJ

    TedJ Member

  8. graham.reeds

    graham.reeds New Member

    Also you are missing the GPS satellite icon.
  9. BeeP

    BeeP Member

    Holding down the search key doesn't work for me, it brings up voice search but for google not for voice dialling :(
  10. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    Ok, gotta make this clear.

    Voice Search for Google IS what you use for voice calling.
  11. hippy247

    hippy247 Well-Known Member

    It does work as Lekky says, but it can be hit and miss. Sometimes it works for me perfectly :Dand calls but others it does an internet search instead.:eek:
  12. pelawaks

    pelawaks New Member

    Hi, do you know how to switch 2G/3G manually on desire? :confused:
    I found a problem that my desire use 2G even when I am on the 3G coverage area, in which cause my internet connection to be slow.. It sometimes switch to 3G automatically and then often back to use 2G again.
  13. LANoormohamed

    LANoormohamed Member

    settings>wireless & networks>mobile networks>networks mode


    GSM= 2G wcdma=3G
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  14. muddyboots

    muddyboots New Member

    Hi all
    Just joined up, as I recently bought a Desire, my first Android phone.

    Anyway, two applications relating to extending battery life that I've found to be very useful:

    1) JuiceDefender (+ UltimateJuice)
    This allows you to control when 3G/Wifi is turned on, based on rules such as:
    - schedule (eg 3 mins every 15 mins, 5 mins every hour, etc etc)
    - night-time window (turn off 3g/wifi during a time period of your choice)
    - battery - turn disable 3g/wifi if battery below a certain %age
    - traffic - leave 3g/wifi enabled if data traffic is above a certain rate (eg during a download)
    - charger connection - you can turn on 3g/wifi automatically if charger is connected
    - screen on - turn on 3g/wifi whenever screen is on (ie you're using the phone)
    - location - disable wifi if you're not near a known wifi network
    - timeout - turn off screen after a period of inactivity, lock phone after further period
    Also includes a 1x1 widget that estimates how much your current settings will extend your battery life by (mine currently reckons by 3.7x).

    All works really well, has extended my battery life considerably.
    Some of the options require you to pay a small amount for UltimateJuice, which you download after the free JuiceDefender. It's only roughly
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  15. pelawaks

    pelawaks New Member

    oh thanks dude! it works... :)
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  16. pelawaks

    pelawaks New Member

    one more question about desire, wonder if anybody knows the answer.
    This morning when I was trying to download an application via market, I got a message that said that my phone memory is getting low. Is it means that everytime I install applications, it always install in phone memory?
    How can I configure so that I can install it in my micro sd card?

    Because I want to keep many applications, and usually good game/applications required a lot of space.
  17. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    You can only make it store apps to sdcard by rooting your phone, otherwise it only installs to phone mmeory.
  18. BeeP

    BeeP Member

    Won't work on mine, it always goes to google search rather than calling someone.

    So I say "Call Home" & it opens google up & searches the internet for Call Home.

    I'll keep trying, like Hippy says it could be a bit hit & miss & I've only had misses so far lol.
  19. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    I only get hits, I should probably have a look into why this happens.

    It can't have been something I did, because it still worked after rooting (which wiped my phone to default) :/
  20. BeeP

    BeeP Member

    Tried it another 4-5 times, only google search no dialing. Myabe it's something orange have done.
  21. Si Pie

    Si Pie Well-Known Member

    Are the contacts in the phone as google contacts? That's what made it work when I was on the Orange ROM (now rooted and debranded). It DOES work on Orange though, provided your contacts are google contacts.

    Also, try 'dial <person's name>' that should work too!
  22. RobDickson

    RobDickson Well-Known Member

    It makes sense that voice dialing only works when the contacts are stored as Google contacts. I had considered starting to use voice dialing, but won't be storing my contacts as Google contacts until Google gets around to replacing the "name" field with "first name" and "surname" fields like Yahoo! and Hotmail do.
  23. andrewpickup

    andrewpickup Active Member

    alright, first post, first droid, go easy ta

    please, what and how do you mean by this?
  24. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    No worries, check the Desire rooting subsection first, if you need any clarification on things just make a new thread in there and we an help :)
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  25. andrewpickup

    andrewpickup Active Member

    right ill try to find that, didnt even know such a thing existed!!!

    ta
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