New to Android? Welcome to Android Advice!
Feb 23, 2010 7:59 AM –
As more wireless carriers adopt Google Android, many new consumers ask frequently how to do common tasks on their Android phone. This section is dedicated to offering Android Advice to new and experienced Android consumers. There will be more to come, however here are the top 6 frequently asked questions by new Android users:
1. What Android apps should I download?
There are many list all over the web, even many on our website (coming from Blackberry to Android… see this list). We’ll list a few must have best Android apps to get you started:
Keep visiting www.AndroidTapp.com for the best Android app recommendations.
2. How do I setup email accounts?
First gather your POP3 or IMAP protocol access information. Launch Email > type email address and password > Choose either POP3 or IMAP account > enter Incoming POP3 or IMAP protocol information > enter Outgoing information > choose whether email account is default.
3. How do I save battery power?
Try turning off Bluetooth, Wifi and GPS when not needed. Try to minimize update intervals of some apps such as Facebook and Twitter from the settings menu. There are apps to help manage battery power for you such as Power Manager.
4. How do I Customize my phone?
There are many home screen customization apps to give a completely different experience; popular apps include aHome, Open Home and SlideScreen.
5. How do I set Ringtones?
Either purchase them from sources like Amazon MP3 or download free with Mabilo Ringtones.
To place your own MP3 songs as ringtones go to the Android Market to download “Rings Extended“. Plug your phone to computer via USB cable. An icon will appear in the top left notification bar, slide the bar down (this is called the window shade). Tap USB connected > Mount > on your computer a new drive will appear > drag your own MP3 files to the drive > tap home button > Menu button > Settings > Sound & display > Phone ringtone > choose Rings Extended to browse your MP3 files on the phone.
6. How do I import my Contacts from SIM card?
From home screen tap Menu > Contacts > Menu > Import contacts > Import All (“Import” allows for single imports)
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