new to droid and not happy. help!

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Pro' started by rosem, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. rosem

    rosem New Member

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    i switch from a bberry world to droid pro because i wanted the superior photo and video capacity. i'm not at all tech savvy so i'm unsure if i've just not figured this out. these are my issues:

    - email. that's the main use i have for this device and i'm getting a bunch of emails like every 15 minutes. it was instantaneous on the bberry. that is a killer for my work. what can i do to improve this?

    - right now these are my settings: network mode (global), i tried enabling wi-fi and it was no better. should it be enabled or not? can i get it to enable only in certain circumstances so it doesn't kill battery life (which is terrible btw). should i enable 3g mobile hotspot?

    - how can i get that annoying buzz turned off when i hit certain screen keys?

    - how can i set the indicator light to show red when i have unread email? can i get my homescreen to open onto unread mail?
     
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    I don't have a Droid pro, I just have the original Droid and maybe I can point you in the right direction.

    For the email setting that's the notifications time, I'm not sure if there is any lower time than 15 minutes. Just look through the settings. Changing the network settings wont change anything.

    The annoying buzzing is probably the "haptics feedback" I believe its under user input in system settings.

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    if your email settings are set to 'push' you will get email as it happens. There is a cool app for email called touchdown. Try it out for 30 days
     
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    rosem, I have some of the issues (and like 10-20 more). I realize there's no going back BB without significant penalty $$$ wise, so I'm reading these forums and trying to make the best of it. The Droid has a big following so I'm sure the people here will help if possible. I quickly realize the Droid platform needs 1000X more tweeking than the BB platform did. However, this platform does things my BB could never do.

    re: "haptics feedback", from what I can tell, some of the vibration feedbacks never go away, no matter what settings are chosen.

    re: iamjoe's "push" suggestion. appears to override the default "Fetch schedule of (15 min's or longer). I'll try that. Thanks.
     
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    We'll help as best we can -- it's a learning curve, but you'll get it. Responses in red, and welcome to the forum
     
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    I was a Blackberry user. I had the Pro and returned it because of the push email problem.

    If you are having an issue with CORPORATE EMAIL, you will probably never be able to resolve the issue of push email not working. It is an issue that I had and is being reported by loads of users. It is a bug in the system that prevents the device from collecting email through the push mechanism. Most associate it with Motorola's "Motoblur" system.

    I spent hours and hours trying to fix it but there is currently no fix. I used forums, called Motorola and Verizon and exhausted my company's IT dept.

    Obviously, you should make sure your settings are all correct but if they are and push doesn't work, I strongly recommend exchanging the phone for a non-Motorola Droid (e.g. the Incredible, Fascinate, etc).

    BTW - Your email settings are fine if (1) You can manually collect email by refreshing your email and (2) you have "Data Push" checked in the settings. If those are both true and no push, you have an affected phone.

    it's unfortunate because the Pro is a nice phone but the lack of email push made it unacceptable for me.

    Good luck!
     
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    I know what you're talking about with the LED. Unfortunately, the LED on the Droid isn't as robust.

    Like LtKen said, there might be apps out there that adjust the LED but you won't get the same functionality. There is a hardware difference. (LtKen - I haven't found one that works on the LED though?? Know one?)

    You have to accept this minor flaw for all the benefits of the Droid. I think the Droid is a more feature rich phone when compared to the Blackberry.
     
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    Sorry I'm splitting these answers into separate emails...

    I think the app "Tasker" can do this. I was playing with it so that it would open my Mail app when I received an email and it worked. There were some kinks though. I assume you can program it to open Mail on waking the phone.

    "Tasker" is a little complicated so if you aren't very techie, you may get overwhelmed.

    Not positive on this one.

    If you stay with Droid, download "Tasker" from their web site so you get a 7 day trial.
     
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    My Haptic Feedback is already unchecked and the soft keys are still vibrating when pressed...weird.
     
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    What about using an app like K9 for e-mail? You should be able to use it to change your notification LED color. Or GMail Notifier....
     
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    @rosem.....you need to set up a gmail account and have all your mail forwarded to that account because I think (someone please confirm) Gmail is the only one with push capabilities......it may seem like a hassle but its worth it....don't give up on it. Any questions you have will be answered here with haste.

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    Also, after you set up that Gmail and get your mail forwarded, check out the Gmail Notifier app to do whatever you need for mail notifications


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