Tips Tips n Tricks thread.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by loony, May 14, 2011.

  1. sp3llv3xit

    sp3llv3xit Member
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    Yes. Use MULTIPICTURE LIVE WALLPAPER. You can configure each screen settings. FYI: Employ a 480 x 800 pixels picture for best results. :)
     

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  2. icedtea

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    may i know how can this be done ? :thinking:
     
  3. Mechan1k

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    I just tried this with my new (1 day old) SGS2 on 2.3.3
    I am on Voda though.

    I actually get a Recent apps window with the option of going to Task Manager button in the bottom as well .... now that's cool
     
  4. Mechan1k

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    And just to show it
    [​IMG]
     
  5. mattyboyo

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    I'm trying this on my girlfriends sgs2 at the moment. In a week it has only ever locked on once, then an hour later it couldn't lock on within 15 minutes and we had got where we were going. If this doesn't work it's going back to the orange shop tomorrow for exchange.

    For comparison, my nokia N8 will get a lock in under 10s every time, even if I haven't used it for a few weeks.
     
  6. mrs.flopsybunn

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    Tap the PHONE button to open keypad, Tap and HOLD #
    Or Press power button and select Silent Mode.


    I never knew that,(I only had phone 24 hrs.lol) so thanks to whoever gave the link for the SGS2 Instruction manual

    Vee:p
     
  7. Trooper

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    Is there any way to make this permanent?
     
  8. pcbms

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    Also to silence the phone - if in settings you go to sound - vibration and set this to never you can silence the phone from the sound icon in the notification bar
     
  9. sp3llv3xit

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    Download and install the Multipicture Live Wallpaper from the Market.

    Long hold on the wallpaper that you have now.

    Select Live Wallpaper

    Choose Multipicture Live Wallpaper from among your phone's list of live wallpapers.

    Click Settings, then start configuring how you want it to look!
     
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  10. Ageless Stranger

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    Sadly no, it is a pain having to do this with every reboot
     
  11. loony

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    pinching the home screen lets you edit the main screen,....but ive noticed swiping UP also gets you there.
     
  12. cys920622

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    2.3.4 here... swiping up does nothing for me.
     
  13. loony

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    My bad, ive got GOlauncher theme on.its a feature on that, not on stock.
    ive had it on for so long i thought it was the original lolz.
     
  14. ALES

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    It this worth adding to official tips?...

    I have noticed that with a gel case on the wifi signal is 5dB better. Also, probably due to the antenna being in the base, holding the phone by the base in the palm of your hand reduces wifi signal by 10dB compared to holding the phone by fingertips in the middle!
     
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  15. schultz86

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    Go into settings and then about phone.
    Now, spam the android version tab to get an Easter egg.
    Zombies are cool!
    Remember that persistence is the key.




    Easter Egg shutuplance.com
     
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  16. what does tv catchup mean and wht is it used for?
     
  17. what does touchwiz app drawer mean?
     
  18. heshanj

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    app drawer is the applications page (wat opens when u press Applications on ur homescreen)
     
  19. Hawker

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    You can save on wifi eating up your battery by specifying a Sleep Mode policy.

    Menu > Settings > Wireless and network > WiFi settings > Menu > Advanced > WiFi Sleep policy

    Here you can select when to turn off wifi temporarily:
    1. When screen turns off
    2. Never when plugged in
    3. Never

    I set it to 2, so it will turn off when the screen automatically switches off (unless your charging or on USB)
     
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  20. steslatt

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    If you are having lots of problems with Force Closes and cant get to any menus because of it. You can reboot in safe mode and then tackle the problem. Power off the phone. Power on the phone and when you see the Splash screen (SGS2 Logo) hit menu fast repeatedly until you get to the home screen. If it worked you will see safe mode in the bottom left corner. To exit safe mode just reboot normally.
     
  21. sc_uk

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    Hi I tried this but I couldn't work out how to do step 5 (Now select Menu > Tools > Manage A-GPS state > Download) without a SIM card or data connection.

    Have you missed a step?

    Thanks.
     
  22. Hawker

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    Above is correct. It workedfor me. It probaby downloads over gps as do all dedicated sat navs

    more tips for the stock browser.

    1. Long press over text to pop up a text magnifier.
    2. Long press your back key to pop up a whole load of browsin history options.
     
  23. iftekharsir

    iftekharsir New Member
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    thank you very much for your useful tips and tricks
    please if you know more kindly add it
    thanksssssssssss
    iftekhar sir
     
  24. dhatul

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    How does one change the picture on the lockscreen? Can someone explain the exact steps.

    Thanks
     
  25. heshanj

    heshanj Well-Known Member
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    settings/display/screen display.. lockscreen wallpaper :)
     
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