Pet peeves threadGeneral


  1. zenman

    zenman Well-Known Member

    Just to be clear, I love this phone and would recommend it, but I figured I would start a pet peeve thread anyway. Who knows, maybe your pet peeve is fixable, I hope mine is.

    My pet peeve may be more about android than the phone itself:

    When I return to gmail or the google play store, it's on the last email or app I was looking at instead of the home page. Grrr.

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  2. Roll-Tide

    Roll-Tide Well-Known Member

    That's most likely because you hit the home button to come out of the app instead of using the back button to back all the way out.
  3. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think of that as a feature - multitasking - and not a negative. That said, I have a few niggles on the DNA, though I love it as well.

    - The notification light. It is sooooo tiny and not RGB.
    - Volume overall. It is not very loud - earpiece and speakerphone. Not awful, definitely not great though.
    - That damn power button. It's in a terribly unreachable spot for 1 handed use and too flush with the phone. Definitely a form over function choice all around there IMO


    I love the phone. I really had to think about it to come up with negatives.
  4. climberman

    climberman Well-Known Member


    Curses for asking........ but......... and these are piddly observations (what kind of a word is piddly anyway.....) agree that the overall volume of notification is a bit modest but I have yet to download any notification of apps which may address this....... the location of said power button not a locational issue for me own big hands but for some reason my power button needs to be held down with a very hard press and hold to fire up the beast which is, but oddly enough, exactly, the same as my former Rezound...... coming from a BB years ago...... well hardly anything matches those huge land your 747 plane right here bright flashers......

    This is the best phone yet in my possession
  5. Waltah

    Waltah Member

    When web browsing, swiping "down" often causes the bookmarks and url windows to pop up on the screen!

    edit: Just ran across another one: the phone gets stuck sometimes turning airplane mode off
  6. zenman

    zenman Well-Known Member

    Verizon pet peeve: Can't remove or move the two verizon bookmarks.
  7. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member

    I'll add another niggle. That damn persistent Wifi notification in the drop down...
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  8. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I actually don't mind the Wifi notification, because I am constantly turning it off and on, and its an easy place to do that...

    1. So many games aren't compatible with it right now. Not the phone's fault, and will be fixed over time, but my favorite game force closes every time right now.

    2. Capacitive buttons are so close to the bottom of the screen, I find my palm ends up triggering one while reaching for middle letters in landscape mode, and the letters won't type as a result.

    3. Shutter sound on camera is too quiet. I am sure I can fix this if I try though.
  9. Damar1979

    Damar1979 Well-Known Member


    Lol, at first I too thought that was annoying. But then afterwards I kind of consider that a good thing if I forget that I'm in an area with WiFi for the sake of the battery.
    On a side note, is there anyway to change the keyboard?
  10. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Biggest pet peeve EVER!!!~!!!!!

    EVERY!!! time I use navigation it asks me if I want to use VZW navigator or Google Nav. I pick Google everytime, click the 'always use this' (or however it is worded) and it still asks me every time.

    I even have vzw nav disabled.... Makes me want to scream







    Yes, just download a alternate keyboard from the play store and enable it in 'settings>language & keyboards' then click in a text box (which brings keyboard up) and in the notification window there should be a choose input method option.
  11. untitled1

    untitled1 Well-Known Member

    This must be intentional, because I started seeing the same thing on my Rezound a few months ago. Highly irritating.
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  12. zenman

    zenman Well-Known Member

    Yep, I had the Verizon Navigator choice forced on me relentlessly on my DINC, and now on the DNA too. Verizon is just begging us to root.
  13. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member

    Hm, I haven't seen this happen to me yet. How are you trying to get to Navigation? It launched Google Navigation for me from the Maps interface directly, etc ...
  14. jacko1

    jacko1 Well-Known Member

    how do I erase frequently text
    is there a way
  15. mush10

    mush10 Well-Known Member

    More a Google thing, but I really wish the Google Now search/voice box could launch at the bottom so I could use it one handed.

    (Windows Phone's browser has the search bar on bottom and it surprisingly very convenient as phones get larger)
  16. Damar1979

    Damar1979 Well-Known Member


    You know you can drag the icon and replace one of the bottom ones with it
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  17. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    You do know holding the home button launches Google Now...
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  18. Damar1979

    Damar1979 Well-Known Member


    Also. If you make voice search one of the main 4 apps on the bottom of the home screen, it will be available on the lock screen.
  19. zenman

    zenman Well-Known Member

    I've had two incoming calls get answered even though I dragged the little circle over "decline". I guess I dragged it too far past it?
  20. rbullard

    rbullard Member

    YES - THIS IS IT.

    I was trolling through this list and was going to add this and then saw you already did. I've been on the road all week using this phone and EVERY TIME I tell it to navigate somewhere it asks me that question. WHAT IS THE POINT OF HAVING THE "Always Use This" option?!?!?! This is a straight up FRUSTRATING bug. Pisses me off every time it comes up, which is every time you tell it to navigate to a location.

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  21. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I pressed the navigation icon, pressed navigate to home, the pop-up for choose program showed up, I chose navigation and always, then went into apps, all apps, VZW NAV, and pressed disable. After that, I haven't been prompted again.
  22. WiL11o6

    WiL11o6 Member

    Coming from a smaller, slower OG Incredible, auto rotate wasn't an issue. If I wanted portrait it would say in portrait, if I wanted landscape, it would stay in landscape. The DNA is much bigger and I have small hands and trying to walk and browse with ONE hand is much more difficult. I need to bounce and slide the phone up and down my hand trying to hit links and thus causing it to auto rotate to landscape because it's so quick to respond when it's turned even so slightly.
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  23. paulmike3

    paulmike3 Member

    You need to drag the "decline" into the circle, not the circle over decline. You did it backwards.
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  24. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I did that at first too!
  25. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member

    Yup, me too.

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