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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brother2five, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. brother2five

    brother2five Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So after searching the forums for a bit, most of my questions were answered, still some remain:

    1. Is using the phone while it's plugged in/charging detrimental to the batter?

    2. When charging, once full the "bolt" indicator on the battery disappears, indicating full charge. Is it detrimental to the battery to leave the phone plugged in beyond that?

    3. I absolutely HATE the vibrate function on phones. Disabling it was a simple matter on other phones, but no matter how I try, I can't get texts to stop prompting the phone to vibrate. Is there a master setting to completely disable vibrate across all programs and functions?

    Thank you in advance,

    P.S. My apologies if these questions are asked elsewhere, as I did my due dilligence in searching, but could not find.

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  2. gandhimaster

    gandhimaster Newbie

    each program (ringer/messages etc) has a seperate toggle in notifications for vibrate which means they will always vibrate if selected.

    no idea regards the other stuff mate.

    ps on this note, can anybody advise how i can get my hero to NOT vibrate when ringer volume is up but DO vibrate when volume is off?

    sounds weird but hero seems to be an all or nothing kinda phone, ring and vib or completely silent.
  3. Bhav

    Bhav Well-Known Member

    No to both 1 and 2.
  4. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    1: No, using the phone while it is charging wont have any adverse effects on the battery. The only harmful thing that could happen would be overheating, but you would notice that well before the phone would get hot enough to do any damage.

    2: Again, No. The phone has a special circuit that shuts off the charger automatically once it is fully charged, switching to what's known as a "trickle charge" which keeps the battery fully charged, but doesnt contuniously pump power into it.

    3: I don't think there is a way to disable the vibration setting for all the apps in one spot. The best thing I can think of would be just to check each app that you have installed for a vibration mode in their settings.
  5. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    When I turn off the "Vibrate on incoming call" setting, my phone will still vibrate when I put it on silent. I suppose it could be the method I use to put it on silent. I simply hold the Volume Down button until it's all the way down. The phone will vibrate to let you know it's set to the vibrate only mode.
  6. brother2five

    brother2five Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks to all. You know logic tells you one thing when it comes to stuff like this, but I am thankful for the confirmation

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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