Samsung Galaxy Ace Tips and Tricks

Android 2.2
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Ace
Factory OS: Android 2.2

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Most Android devices come with an alternative way of entering text called Swype. Many prefer this method and believe it is quicker.
When any text entry box appears, press and hold the box. Then select Input method: SWYPE. Once enabled, you simply drag your finger around the keyboard moving over the letters in the correct order to spell a word.

Warning: This will remove ALL data on the phone (but not the MicroSD card). There are two ways to do this:

1) From the home screen, press Menu – Settings – Privacy – Factory data reset – Reset phone. It may ask for a password. Then select Erase everything

2) If you phone has completely frozen and you want to hard reset it, turn the Power off or pull the battery out and put it back in. Then hold down the Volume Down key. Then press and hold the Power key. The phone will turn itself on. When you are presented with a menu, choose Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down key. Press and release the Power button. To confirm, press Volume Up for Yes or Volume Down for No.

When taking photos or videos, tap the screen where you want to focus on. The phone will automatically adjust the settings to improve the image or video

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

To remove an icon from the home screen, simply press on it, hold and drag to the Trash at the bottom of the screen

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