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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Jeffrey Walker, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Jeffrey Walker

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    Please help. I have a ZTE N9130 and last week a new setting showed up called "Home". It is four colored. What does it do?
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    no idea. i do not have your phone. is it an icon? or in the phone's setting? is it on the home screen?
     
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  3. Jeffrey Walker

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    Thanks for responding. It's a new setting, in between "Language & Input" and "storage" It says "Home" and has red, yellow, blue, green colors. Since I started seeing it, after a call or a search, it takes me to a 5th, blank screen.
     
  4. MoodyBlues

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    That sounds quite suspicious to me. Can you please post a screenshot of it? (Just as it appears in your settings, not after pressing it.) That may give us some clue.
     
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  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

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  6. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Launcher selection?
     
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  7. Jeffrey Walker

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    How do I do a screenshot for you?
     
  8. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Take 3 fingers and touch your screen
     
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Really @Dannydet?
    I hope zte shares eventually.
     
  10. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Each device may be different but on my Motorola G7 that's how it works. Hopefully my advice works on others?
     
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  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

  12. MoodyBlues

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    No, it does not. The universal Android method for taking a screenshot is to simultaneously press, and hold, the 'volume down' and 'power' buttons.
     
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  13. MoodyBlues

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    To take a screenshot, simultaneously press and hold the 'volume down' and 'power' buttons. After a moment, you'll see and feel/hear acknowledgment that it worked.
     
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  14. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    That should still work.didnt read @ocnbrze whole post.
     
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  15. Jeffrey Walker

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  16. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Just make another reply in this thread and use the 'upload a file' button at the bottom of the box to include your screenshot file.
     
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  17. Jeffrey Walker

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    Here again is a screenshot of most of my settings. The new app that I've never seen before says "Home" and is four-colored. Ever since it showed up, I have not been able to set my home screen to the middle pane. After I call or use an app, I'm returned to screen #1 of 5. #3 is my home screen (I'd like it to be). I'll upload this screenshot again, and thanks for your help.
     

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  18. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Not sure what that 'Home' references to but it's not necessarily an app. An installed app typically get its icon added to the app menu, but items incorporated into the Settings menu get put there by the manufacturer or the carrier, changes to the Settings menu are done at the system-level. You can change options in the Settings menu but don't have that kind of ability to actually change the Settings menu. And the Settings menu is a direct reflection to your specific phone model. Every phone model has its own unique hardware configuration so the Settings menu in one phone won't be the same as in another phone because not every phone has the exact same capabilities or functionality -- i.e. if you phone doesn't support NFC, there isn't going to be NFC options in the Settings menu, or if ZTE includes some kind of feature in its phones there's a difference between ZTE specific features (just in ZTE Settings) and common default Android features (in all Settings menus).

    Are you sure that Home was just recently added to your Settings menu and it hasn't been there already?
    What happens when you tap on it?
     
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  19. Jeffrey Walker

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    Thank you for trying to help. When I select this setting, it shows a small thumbnail picture of what looks like a weather app....a time and a small sun. Left of it is a button, blue, and if I push it, it turns white but only until I release it. To the right is a trash can but nothing happens when I push it.
     
  20. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    That is somewhat puzzling. Perhaps you might find an answer by going to ZTE's site, as that option could be just a ZTE-specific one.
    Their site has its own help forum and there's info on contacting ZTE tech support there too.
    https://www.zteusa.com/support_page
     
  21. Jeffrey Walker

    Thread Starter

    Thanks, svim. I called ZTE a few days ago and, as usual, the Technical Support guy was stumped but suggested a complete factory data reset! I said thanks anyway. If my money is right, I'll be buying a new android phone from Ebay, etc., so will leave this phone alone until I get it's data put on a new phone. I will try their support page, though. Thank you very much! Jeffrey Walker (PS: am I supposed to create a cool screen name? If so, how do I do that?
     
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