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Help coming from Pre regarding contacts and task manager

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rcyphermd, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member
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    I am trying out the hero coming from Pre. So far I like it a lot. What is the easiest/fastest way to look up a contact to call them? The manual says (yes I read it!) that there are only 9 quick dials are available, and not when roaming. With the pre, I could type "jd" and john doe would pop up with all the phone numbers without entering any program or app. It seems I must go to people....menu....search people....then type. Is there a faster way? an app that improves this?

    Also, when I use task manager, even after I close out some apps, they seem to start back up on there own. Example: navagtion, sprint tv, etc. How do I stop that?

    Thanks in advance for helping an android newbie!
     

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  2. Aldo Junior Ao2

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Well-Known Member
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    The easiest for me is go to a blank page and add a people widget and add your favorites i like that the best or use voice dial.
     
  3. pdragon

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    Just bring up the dialer and start typing the person's name. A list of matching names/numbers will start to appear in the background and narrow down the more you type. Tap the one you want to call and go from there.
     
  4. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member
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    Voice dial would be the fastest way, as mentioned.

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  5. quentinfisher

    quentinfisher Well-Known Member
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    It could be possible to change what search "engine" the search button uses by default to your contacts, i just use the people widget myself though.
     
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