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Motorola Droid X Tips & Tricks

Discussion in 'Motorola' started by jdeg, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    The following is a list of tips and tricks for the Motorola Droid X.



    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
    Scroll left two home screens. On the top you'll see 4 toggles for Wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Airplane mode, which shuts off all cellular radios. Keeping these things off when not in use will help conserve battery.

    You can also go to Settings > Battery Manager to select the profile that suits your needs.

    Import contacts
    From SD card:
    • Insert SD card with vCard file (in root)
    • Go to Contacts > Menu > Import/Export > Import from SD card
    From Outlook
    From Verizon Backup Assistant

    Merge Contacts

    Sync Outlook Calendar

    Programming Menu

    Yahoo Mail

    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

    Set password to unlock phone
    Go to Settings > Location & security > Security lock > Security lock type > Passcode lock
    Set the password, confirm it and set the timeout.

    From here you can also do a pattern lock.

    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 X 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 Droid 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 > Edit > Expand Additional info - 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 Text Messaging > Menu > Messaging 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

    • 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

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

    Keyboard Change
    Settings > Language & keyboard > Input method > Swype


    Reset the phone to default factory settings
    Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone

    Motorola Droid X Manual

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    Last edited: Jul 23, 2010
  2. gabod

    gabod New Member

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    Is the EyeHandBook software available for the Motorola Droid X at this time? Where can I purchase it? I already have it on a IPod. Thanx
  3. hal9ksrc

    hal9ksrc New Member

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    I am wondering if the WiFi feature on a Droid will work even though the device is not active for cell phone service. Is it possible to make SKYPE calls from a WIFI hotspot if the cell phone activation has not occured? Someone wants to sell me thier used droid. I don't want to activate cell service but would love to be able to browse the internet or make SKYPE calls before I get home and activate cell service.
  4. lazman

    lazman New Member

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    Nice tips

    ---------- Post added at 01:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:10 PM ----------

    Any tips otr tricks on REALLY saving power?
  5. Blackberryluvr

    Blackberryluvr New Member

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    Thanks for the tips. I just bought the Droid X & these tips are going to come in very useful for me.:)
  6. Abraham Laker

    Abraham Laker New Member

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    i do not think so

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