Android Tips and Tricks

Plug the USB cable into the phone. Then press and drag down the Notifications Bar from the top of the screen. Press where it says USB Connected, then select Mount. Your computer will then show that a new drive is connected

Go to Menu – Settings – Running Services, or
Menu – Settings – Manage Applications

The OS has a feature allowing you to update apps automatically. This is turned off by default, but you can turn it on.
Open the Android market, then Menu – Download. Then you need to open up each installed app and tick Allow Automatic Updating. You will need to do this for each app unfortunately

Add the ringtone to the “/sdcard/media/ringtones” folder. Your music player won’t index music files in this folder

While in the Music Player, press the section at the top of the music player listing the Album or Title details.

This will let you search using various services including Youtube.

If you would prefer not to be told every time an app has been updated, go to the Android Market – Menu – Downloads – Menu. Then select Notifications

In your browser go to Menu – More – Settings. Then select Clear Cache / Clear all cookie data / Clear history / Clear form data

There are two ways to do this:
1) Press and hold on a blank spot on your home screen. Select Add to Home screen. Then choose the Wallpapers option. Then choose from one of the options, depending on where the wallpapers are

2) Open the Applications launcher. Select Settings – Personalize – Home wallpaper. Then continue choose from the options provided

When browsing the URL bar will be hidden. Press Menu and the URL bar will appear.

If you find yourself wanting to delete a large amount of photos, the delete confirmation can get annoying. To turn this off, go to Gallery, then Menu and switch off the confirmation dialogue