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  1. Eshyn

    Eshyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Now that most modern smartphones are basically tiny computing platforms, it is essential that special attention be paid to insuring one's device performs smoothly and provides a long life of service.

    Coming from a Blackberry, terms like "hard reset" and "battery pull" are common practice referring to methods employed to keep the unit running well.

    I'd like to discuss what are believed to be necessary means to do this with our new phone -- whether it be battery pulls, cache cleaning, etc.

    Since this phone is a mammoth of a device, I am sure that the occasional "house cleaning" is in order.

    What do YOU plan to do to keep your device running like it did out of the box?

    Thanks. :)
     

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  2. Buckwild

    Buckwild Well-Known Member

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    Not dropping it. I have a habit of dropping my phones.
     
  3. veccster

    veccster Well-Known Member

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    As I was downloading and trying various apps last night, I wondered exactly this. Thank you for asking it for me.

    On a CPU, every program you download, install and uninstall leaves a little bit behind (registry, fragments, etc). Is that the case on a smartphone? Should I limit what I download and install to only those apps that I plan on using?
     
  4. Scooter70

    Scooter70 Well-Known Member

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    As a followup, is it possible/easy to "reformat" or wipe the phone to return it to stock? Since Gmail, contacts, etc are all sync'd to the cloud I would think that a wipe, re-sync, and reinstall apps would be the quickest way to clean up the phone and eliminate fragments that might still be hanging around the OS.
     
  5. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member

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    it is easy to wipe an Android device, and all of your apps and contacts and calendar are all backed up, you have to reenter your email address but its very easy



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  6. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member

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    Good question, I was wondering the same. I was honestly so sick of doing the battery pulls on my BB's.
     
  7. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    One thing that I think a lot of people forget about are SMS's. Ask people over in the Eris forum about letting SMS's pile up then trying to delete them.

    Moral of the story: Keep your messages tidy. ;)
     
  8. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member

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    Omg yes, I don't understand why it takes so long to delete text messages, even just 100 or so, I use handcent because the stock HTC message app take forever just to load, I hope this gets fixed in the incredible!



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  9. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Well-Known Member

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    Good tip, Also helps phone speed to delete your call history from time to time.
     
  10. Needz_Android

    Needz_Android Well-Known Member

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    you name says it all.........:D.............

    EDIT: You have to delete SMS messages one at a time? You can't delete a bunch at once?
     
  11. aleis

    aleis Well-Known Member

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    android does leave folders behind on your SD card when u delete an app.
     
  12. ParinoidAndroid

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    You need to delete the whole thread in thread view on the messager
     
  13. omgitswes

    omgitswes Well-Known Member

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    twice already and it's been like 15 hours.
    once in our rec room thank goodness it was carpet. then when getting my key card out to get into the comp lab i broke it's fall with my shoe though
     
  14. Eshyn

    Eshyn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks all for the input.

    So what would some recommend as simple method of cleaning the device say, on a weekly basis?

    I'd prefer not to do battery pulls but if that's the best way to keep the device in good working order, I suppose that's what I'll have to do.
     
  15. Buckwild

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    That's why, as much as I loathe them, I went out and bought a case w/ belt holster thingie at the Verizon store. My Zagg screen protector should also be here any day now.

    Then when one of those super rugged cases comes out, I'll make the move to one of those and never have to worry about cracking a screen or camera lens again :D (short of dropping it more than 6 feet).
     

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