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Info Droid Incredible Tips & Tricks

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Incredible' started by jdeg, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    The following is a list of tips and tricks for the HTC Droid Incredible & Incredible 2

    Icons
    http://cellphoneforums.net/htc-droi...tc-droid-incredible-icons-what-they-mean.html

    Add/remove widgets
    To add:
    • Press the Home button
    • Select Menu > Add > Widget
    To remove: Select and hold then widget, drag it to the trash can that appears where the application window was.

    Optimize Battery Life
    • Press the Home button > Menu
    • Select Add > Widgets > Power Control
      This Widget will easily allow you to turn off services that drain battery, like Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Screen briteness, e-mail and facebook sync, and GPS

    Import contacts
    From SD card:
    • Insert SD card with vCard file (in root)
    • Go to Contacts > Menu > Import/Export > Import from SD card
    http://cellphoneforums.net/htc-droi...-contacts-calendar-your-droid-incredible.html
    http://cellphoneforums.net/htc-droi...erizon-backup-assistant-droid-incredible.html

    Watch Youtube Videos in high resolution
    When watching a video select Menu > More > Watch in high quality

    Viewing Notifications
    Simply touch the top status bar and slide down

    Pairing a Bluetooth Headset
    • Press the Home button > Menu
    • Go to Settings > Wireless & Networks > Bluetooth > Bluetooth settings
    • Put your headset in pairing mode
    • Select Scan for devices
    • Your headset should come up in the list - if there's a password, enter it (probably 0000)
    • You should now be able to connect to the headset

    Switch applications/recently used
    Simply hold down the Menu key

    Delete a single call or message
    Select the message or call you want to delete and hold - a window of options will pop up and you can select 'delete'.

    Delete a bookmark
    Long press the bookmark and select Delete bookmark

    Save a picture
    Save pictures (MMS or browser) by long pressing them. An option to save will appear.

    Load files from your computer
    • Connect your Dorid to your computer using provided USB cable
    • Go to Notifications by touching the top status bar and sliding down
    • Select USB Connected
    • Notification > Select Mount
    • You should now see the Incredible as a drive in explorer or finder
    • When you're done moving files, go to Notifications and select Turn off USB storage

    Set audio file/mp3 as ringtone
    Open the file you want to set as a ringtone in the media player - click the menu - set as ringtone

    Set ringtones per contact
    Go to Contacts - Select a contact - Select Menu > Options - Under ringtone choose the ringtone you'd like to set for this person.

    Set tones per Notification
    If you go to the individual application that you want to set the notification for you can change it there under the menu.
    For example. Click on Messaging > Menu > Settings - scroll down to Notifications - there is a setting for ringtone or vibrate. (same steps for e-mail and Facebook)

    Save word to dictionary
    While typing - when a word comes up, longpress it. It will be added to the dictionary

    Speed Dial
    http://cellphoneforums.net/htc-droi...-speed-dial-droid-incredible-direct-dial.html

    Copy/Paste
    • In any text field - long press
    • Edit text will appear
    • Cut all and Copy all will be among the options.
    • If you have something on the clipboard Paste will be an option

    Lock a Text Message
    • Go to Messaging
    • Open a conversation
    • longpress an individual text message - an option will appear to Lock message
    • to unlock long press the locked message and select Unlock message

    Stop Running Applications
    • Select Settings
    • Applications
    • Running services
    • Select the desired service
    • Stop

    Set phone back to factory default
    • Settings >Privacy > Factory data reset
    • Select 'Reset phone' & 'Erase everything'

    Hard reset:
    • Remove then re-insert the battery.
    • Press and hold the Power button+Volume down key simultaneously until the HBOOT screen appears, then release.
    • Select FACTORY RESET. (use the Volume up/down keys to highlight and the Power button to select.)
    • Allow several minutes for the process to complete.


    Connect to VPN
    http://cellphoneforums.net/htc-droid-incredible/t310876-connect-droid-incredible-vpn.html

    Sync Microsoft Exchange
    http://cellphoneforums.net/htc-droi...oft-exchange-activesync-droid-incredible.html

    Sync with iTunes
    http://cellphoneforums.net/htc-droid-incredible/t311363-sync-droid-incredible-itunes.html
     



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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  2. glendasuem

    glendasuem New Member

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    How do I download my pictures from my phone to my pc?
     
  3. aepple

    aepple New Member

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    I'm not sure of the exact steps, but you have to mount your phone on your PC, I have a Mac, so the steps are different. But I found mounting my Incredible and transferring files, photos, and videos from and to folders within the Incredible is very easy.



    Sent from my iPad
     
  4. ITSrusseLbetch

    ITSrusseLbetch New Member

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    how do i save text msg threads off my incredible. i have one with 5000 in it and i want to save them
     
  5. aepple

    aepple New Member

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    Check an App called "SMS MIGRATOR" i haven't use it, but my daughter's girlfriend had it, and if remember correctly it may be what your looking for.
     
  6. censtantinecel

    censtantinecel Banned

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    now book marking it
     
  7. UnlockingAuth

    UnlockingAuth New Member

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    There are lots of really good free apps in the market. I have the droid incredible and found many good apps - just do your homework and read the reviews before downloading them. I really liked the task killer, it helps conserve your battery. There are also a lot of different apps to help make your homescreen really fun. You can change the icons on your homescreen and even make a picture "clickable" to open up different applications.
     
  8. krwudtke

    krwudtke New Member

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    Good Tips. Thanks.
     
  9. galenew

    galenew New Member

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    I had added my AT&T company phone number to my Droid Incredible and found I was using too many minutes and need to take it off. How do I do that?
     

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