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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Audiophobe, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Audiophobe
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    1- At work I leave my phone on my desk. I don't know if I get a text message, phone call, or email unless I check. On my old phone (LG Voyager) I would have a message (I don't recall the detail) that there was a missed message or call. How can I set the Droid up for this? Maybe there is an alarm alert that repeats but obviouly it doesn't repeat rapidly enough to solve the problem.
    2- When the Droid goes to "sleep" I have to press the on/off button to have the screen come on then sweep the unlock to use the Droid. Doesn't this seem redundant to have to unlock the phone twice? This is really annoying.

    Thanks!
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    (1) you have to check the notifiaction bar. On my BB it blinked red until I checked it and cleared the message. The Droid doesn't do that. I am trying to find an app for that. That will change the notifiactaion style.

    (2) I have to do the same thing. I would like to be able to just touch the screen to wake it up. It works atleast. Sometimes waking my Storm up was a battry pull :)
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    These are pretty basic problems, especially the wake up issue.
    I'm surprised that I haven't seen others complaining about this.
    Is there a place to find "fix" apps (like for the above or for app fixers likethe presumed to come camera focus?
    It would be great to have a separate area or category for this.
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    I agree. I haven't been checking my messages because I forget. Since there is no notification like other phones do, I tend to not check. When I do hear the notification and I check, I see that there may be one or two that I missed while I was a way from the phone.
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    If it's an App it would be in that section. I haven't found anything to help the notifiactions yet.

    The camera issue is going to be a fix via the OTA update due on Dec. 11th. I'm sure when or if that update is available. We will post an announcement for everyone.
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    I noticed on my Droid that there is a small green blinking light just above the upper right-hand corner of the screen that indicates I have a voice mail or text. I presume this probably applies to all types of message. Have someone text or call you but do not answer and wait a few seconds for it to start blinking.
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    Well I guess these issues annoy more people than I thought.
    I assume that Motorola monitors forums like these or maybe there is a way to communicate such basic everyday every use issues like these.
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    "Missed call" can control the led lights and vibrations. Problem is...they are having issues with the calendar part right now. It is free. I bet there are other apps that will nag you if needed.

    I cant remember how my Iphone did things (brief time with it). Did I touch the screen or a button and then swipe....similar situation as this one though and it did not have any led. There are also apps out there to remind you of missed calls, texts etc. They can be set to follow up after a certain amount of time. I think that the app like Missed call will work well when they get the calendar part fixed. You can change led color as well.
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    Didn't understand that post.
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    " Missed call" is an app. He's saying it has issues with the calander still though
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    There's no audio alarm for reminder to view messages/calls pending, but it does have the GREEN LED light that blinks on the top right of the screen.

    I kind of miss the beep on my DARE when messages/calls pending, but i guess as a battery saver for long unattended phones, the light works out to be a better indicator.

    I know people who've left there phone unattended because they were at the GYM, SWIMMING, MEETINGS, or sleeping, and found upon retrieving their phone the battery was dead or close to being dead.

    I don't think its an issue as much as a pet peeve to individuals, people need to change their CELL PHONE HABITS when using The DROID, Hey Look At Your Phone! now you have to be attentive. check the market... there may be a reminder app.
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    The initial notification sound, and the green flashing light, work for me. I have had phones that continuously remind you and I HATED IT! SHUT UP ALREADY! If you know that you receive important messages all day, how hard is it to glance at your phone's message light? You have it out a lot anyway texting, emailing, browsing, calling, so IMO very little time goes by where it would not catch your attention.
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    the call alert does need to be fix, but in terms of waking the screen, idk what there is to do. if you make it so all you have to do is touch the screen, then every time the screen touches something in you pocket, like your leg, the screen would turn on, not unlocked, but on. and it would kill the battery. if they made it so you only need to press the top button. i could see many scenarios where that button could be pressed by accident, turning your phone on.
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    Heh... That's just the basic Verizon Programming for most of the phones. The ones that didn't have that, to my knowledge, is the Blackberries and Droid.
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    That was a problem i had with the DARE, the screen engaged to easily.
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    so, this is considered normal? I too am confused if this is the way it's supposed to be. No problems, just unclear.
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    Also, the green light keeps blinking after I check my messages.
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    i had the dare before as well, and sometime i would look down and see the screen on through my pants lol i like the droid the way it is. but i kinda wish if you have messages, that when you unlocked the phone, it would go straight to the notification bar, instead of just home.
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    I also really wish that touching the screen would wake it up to the swipe pattern, really hope somebody writes an app for it. Until then I'll make do with screenmode widget which bypasses the swipe screen and activates with any button.
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    "Missed Reminder" is an app that is useful for this. You can set it to notify you of missed sms, mms & phone calls.

    I have missed reminder set to vibrate every 5 minutes if I have an sms or mms that I haven't looked at yet. You can specify the time interval (every 5 minutes, 10 minutes, etc). You can also set the sound and vibrate strength as well. It is a great little app.