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  1. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Tried launching it several different ways. ONCE and a while it doesn't ask. All the other times it does...

    I use nav a lot and this bugs the crap out of me

    (I have vzw nav hidden, which maybe isn't the same as disabled... Will check that now)

  2. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    I hate how the answer and reject buttons swaped sides. I keep rejecting calls on accident!
  3. PsychDoc

    PsychDoc Well-Known Member

    Friggin' power button should die and rot in hell. A mentally challenged infant chimpanzee couldn't have made this any more of an ergonomic nightmare. How the hell does HTC manufacture such a beautiful instrument only to make it virtually impossible to turn on and off?

    It's like Ferarri putting skinny, high profile $60 tires on a 600 hp supercar.

    Have I mentioned how much I HATE the POS power button? :mad:
  4. sch911

    sch911 Well-Known Member

    The threshold to turn on the backlight for the navigation buttons is set way to low....
  5. jacko1

    jacko1 Well-Known Member

    what about can't delete frequent from groups in text I use it for work and now I have a long list and I can't delete
  6. zenman

    zenman Well-Known Member

    Still haven't figured out how to get videos from my computer on to my DNA. I even tried the HTC Sync Manager. Instructions in the HTC manual are vague. The fact that I'm using a mac could have something to do with my problems.

    Edit: Nevermind, just figured out the solution. For mac users:

    Movies you transfer can be watched in the Play Movies & TV app in the "Personal Videos" tab.

    .mov videos will have to be converted to .mp4 files. Handbrake works great.
  7. rbullard

    rbullard Member

    This worked!

    I had Verizon Navigation hidden, and in the location services I had Verizon Navigation unchecked (with Google and "stand alone" both checked), but I had NOT gone in to the Verizon Navigator app through the setup application and specifically DISABLED it. I didn't know you should do that, and in truth you shouldn't have to. But I'm glad it worked. Thanks for the tip. Much appreciated
  8. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Verizon location services is different from VZ Nav. That is actually using cell triangulation to help locate you... I would leave all those activated to get the most accurate location lock.
  9. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    I was just coming here to say the same thing! Doe!
  10. orlandotommy

    orlandotommy New Member

    The email on this phone is awful. Mainly the FONT size is to big, even with it selected on small its still huge once a email is sent out, almost size 14+ on a normal PC when its received. Needs to be a option to reduce the font size within email that actually works.
  11. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member

    Using the standard mail client is great for me. My sent e-mails do not appear too big on a PC at all. Not sure what is causing this for you, sorry.
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  12. WiL11o6

    WiL11o6 Member

    For having 4 cores at 1.5ghz and 2GB of RAM, this phone really hates setting and cropping wallpaper as it takes forever.
  13. lou61166

    lou61166 Well-Known Member

    The only pet peeve,after using the DNA for 2 days is the USB cover,i have never seen a perfect phone but the DNA comes very close,i love this phone,
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  14. DroidDaddy

    DroidDaddy Well-Known Member

    I can't believe this is the only Android version that doesn't have full-text search of emails (you can only search the To address, From address or Subject line). And what kills me is that it was removed since they had it on the One X series. It seems that while Samsung and Google have been improving their software, HTC has actually been removing some of the features that made it cool.

    Another one is the quick settings tab that used to be in the drop down notification curtain. Now there is just a settings button.

    I always like the previous apps list too that was on the Thunderbolt in the notification area as it was easier/faster to use than google's implementation.

    I think their peak was during Gingerbread, Touchwiz, which I used to hate as buggy now has better features as far as I'm concerned, especially the new phone/dialer interface on the G'note2. I don't think HTC has updated their since Gingerbread. I'll give them one +, their dialer allows you to start spelling out a contact name on the keypad to bring them up and neither Sammy's or google's does that, yet.
  15. DroidDaddy

    DroidDaddy Well-Known Member

    I can't believe Verizon changed the backs of the DNA's from what was originally released as the HTC J Butterfly in Japan. If you look at those pictures the phones look like artwork. I never owned a DInc or Rezound, which I realize had the same backs, but after a week of use the back of my DNA looks like crap as I can't seem to clean the fingerprint smudges off of it. I also don't think it provides much of an improvement in grip-ability over the polycarbonate gloss or matte finishes used by prior HTC or Nokia phones that have looked much better.

    I'm really thinking about returning my DNA, how can the hardware be so fantastic but the software (except battery optimization) and changes by Verizon be so dreadful.

    The graphics display is wonderful, better than any other phone, but anyone else noticing some apps seem to have issues with the resolution or something?
  16. DroidDaddy

    DroidDaddy Well-Known Member

    The Nokia charging stand ($69 unfortunately) works with this phone, even through a Verizon case that I bought. (The hard plastic one with the kickstand and holster which I don't use.) I prop it up at night and use it as my alarm clock. I just wish the nav buttons would turn off in the Gentle Alarm app. This way I don't have to bother with the USB port unless I need to charge in the car for trips.
  17. Dentul

    Dentul Active Member

    I use "Firefox Mobile For Android". When I click the "+" tab to look at my Bookmarks Folders, the Keyboard shows up. How to stop that? I'm not sure if that's a Firefox thing or a setting on the DNA.


    Not looking for sympathy, but I came from a TBolt which had a the ability to zoom (spreading two fingers apart on the screen) deeper into the page that the DNA does. The DNA Maximum Zoom is about half that of TBolt. Any remedy?

    Thanks to all you Androidians.
  18. Damar1979

    Damar1979 Well-Known Member

    Lol how is this for a pet peeve: AT&T released a similarly speced HTC One X+...with 64 gigs of on board storage for 199.00! Not feeling the love right now!
  19. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Except it doesn't have the best feature of the DNA, that oh so amazing screen. :)
  20. sch911

    sch911 Well-Known Member

    Actually it has the same zoom. But due to the extreme resolution of the DNA screen it seems like less. This may need to be addressed in the app itself to allow for higher res screens....
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  21. untitled1

    untitled1 Well-Known Member

    This is a weird one, not something I expected ...

    The oleophobic coating on the screen is great at repelling fingerprints, but it's made the screen so slippery that it will eventually slide off any surface that isn't perfectly level if I place it face down. In some cases shelves and tables that I thought were level turned out to have almost imperceptible inclines.

    I was in the habit of placing my phones face down because the previous ones had camera lenses that protruded quite a bit, and I didn't want to damage the lens. Trying to break that habit, but it's a challenge.

    In a couple weeks my DNA has fallen more times than my previous three phones, combined, ever did. Fortunately it's well-built and is none the worse for wear.
  22. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I had this same thing happen to me. Put it somewhere, turned around, next thing I know its on the ground. My screen protector should be here soon, that will solve that issue.
  23. Bearcats

    Bearcats Well-Known Member

    I have one. They switched the "enter" button from the lower left to the lower right on the password screen to i am constantly deleting the last character rather than hitting enter.
  24. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I tried to use the OTG cable last night. It worked, but all my apps decided not to work again after I unplugged the cable until I restarted the phone :p.
  25. leefa

    leefa Member

    Wireless charging message - its annoying and pops up every time I pick up my phone

    love it otherwise

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