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Support buddies now widget & two dots on front of phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lyinlake, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. lyinlake

    lyinlake Newbie
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    Sir/Ma'am,

    i just got a samsung captavaite and i was told that the buddies now widget was also suppose to show your friends whom you added to the widget status/post on facebook if they had facebook. is there something that i need to do/activate for this to happen?:thinking:

    also does anyone know what the 2 dots on the front of the phone is? i know it's not a front cacing camera, but it's strange.. can't seem to figure out what it is.

    any help please..
     

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  2. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert
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    those dots are sensors
     
  3. Grut

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    In order to get your facebook contacts on your captivate "buddies now" widget, you need to sync your facebook contacts to your phone. First make sure you have facebook installed on your phone, then follow these steps: settings, accounts and sync, facebook, sync contacts.

    The two "dots" on the front of the phone are 1. a light sensor and 2. a front facing camera. Yes, a front facing camera.

    The light sensor adjusts the brightness of the display screen when "auto brightness" is selected from the display settings. The front facing camera..... forget about it! As of now, there is no way to enable it. It was disabled by your friends at AT&T. Why did they disable the front facing camera you ask? That's the million dollar question..... ???
     
  4. chicknlil

    chicknlil Android Enthusiast
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    It's not a front facing camera. It's just sensors.
     
  5. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert
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    one is a light sensor and the other is a proximity sensor so the screen shuts off when you have it close to your face
     
  6. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Android Enthusiast
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    This. No ffc in the Captivate.
     
  7. SlappyMcgee

    SlappyMcgee Well-Known Member
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    Actually you dont need the facebook app installed to synch your contact with buddies now. All you need to do is:
    1. Go into settings on the phone - "accounts and sync" add your facebook account.
    2. Then go to your contact list and hold down on one of your contacts - select link account.
    3. At the top of the list click Get Friends and you should see facebook.
    4. Once in this screen you can check all of your friends you would like to pull to the phone that you want to link. Click Save (this will take you back to the list to link contacts. the one where you clicked get friends in step 3)
    5. If the contacts in your phone have the same first / last name entries they should auto link together. If not you can manually link them to your phone contacts.

    After doing this the contacts you have setup in Buddies now will show there last post on FB next to the image above the call, message buttons.
     
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