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I currently use the ZTE Merit, and I have a few questions. 1. My app space is limited, how do I improve it. 2. The battery life for my phone isn't good, is there a solution? 3. My phone just started posting "Network error, please check the network?"


I've tried other places to help with my questions, but this forum here seems to be better. Also, this phone is perfect for me other than the little annoyances posted above.


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, your phone dummy, Tim...


P.S. Straight talk costumer service is sketchy, I not good with heavy Indian accents. Lol

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Hello TBsf, welcome to AF! I have moved your question to the ZTE AT&T Avail forum. ITs actually the same phone you have, and if you browse the forums, lots of Merit specific questions are in here. Thanks for understanding, and for joining up!
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1. The only real effective way to free up space is:
-root the phone
-remove bloatware (carrier specific apps)
-Flash Clockworkmod Recovery
-Wipe the dalvik-cache (in recovery:advanced>wipe dalvik-cache>yes)
-reboot the phone and enjoy.
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I currently use the ZTE Merit, and I have a few questions. 1. My app space is limited, how do I improve it. 2. The battery life for my phone isn't good, is there a solution? 3. My phone just started posting "Network error, please check the network?"


I've tried other places to help with my questions, but this forum here seems to be better. Also, this phone is perfect for me other than the little annoyances posted above.


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, your phone dummy, Tim...


P.S. Straight talk costumer service is sketchy, I not good with heavy Indian accents. Lol

without root:
to save battery:

go to settings--accounts and sync--uncheck background data

use your task manager to kill apps after you get done using them.

keep your wireless and bluetooth off if you are not using them


i generally get 36 to 48 hours on a charge

without root:
to save space:

move all apps that will let you to the SD card

don't update stock apps

only update apps that can be deleted by uninstalling them and then downloading the new version from a free app market that is not google play [slideme market is the best]




with root:
to save battery:

do all of the above

get a free app killer--like advanced task killer free

remove your stock apps that you do not use


with root:
to save space:

do all of the above

also delete all stock apps that you don't use
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And GPS doesnt need to be checked unless it has to be for an app you're using at that time.
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Killing apps makes mine use more battery. The apps restart.
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Do not use an app killer. It will make your problems worse.

You can also leave GPS on. It doesn't use power unless an app is trying to use your location
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If the GPS is being called on you'll see the flashing dot in the notification.
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