Samsung Galaxy Ace Tips and Tricks

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

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It is best to avoid task killers such as Advanced Task Killers. The phone will often restart processes after they have been killed. Android is designed to dynamically manage processes, so task killers often just make the phone slow and laggy

Open your Contact list. Find the contact you want to divert. Press to open the contact. Towards the bottom of the page, you will see ‘Send to voicemail’. Press this and choose OK to enable the feature.

To use custom ringtones for your phone ringtone, your alarm or your text message notification, simply copy an MP3 file to one of the following folders:

The file will then show up when you want to change your alert:
For Ringtones go to Settings – Sound and display – Phone ringtone
For Text Messages go to – Settings – Sound and display – Notification sound
For Alarm, set the sound when you add a new alarm

Calibrating your keyboard will significantly improve the experience using your phone. To calibrate go to Settings – Language and Keyboard – Touch Input – Text Input. Then choose either Calibration tool or Reset calibration

If you are running low on phone storage memory, you can look for your largest applications to uninstall.

Go to Settings – Applications – Manage Applications and then press Menu. You can then filter your Apps by memory use to remove the largest ones.

Chose the video you want to watch. When it starts playing, press Settings and then select ‘watch in high quality’

Simply press the top-left corner of the screen

You can use the volume buttons to put the phone in silent or vibrate mode. Keep pressing the Down volume until it reaches 0%. Then press it again to enter Silent mode. Then again to enter Vibrate mode.

This may depend on how your Silent / Vibrate mode is setup in Sound and display.

When you’re on a voice call, you can switch to speaker phone by pressing the Menu key and selecting the option

Aside from using a third party app, there are two standard ways to remove an application.
1) Go to Settings – Applications – Manage Applications, then choose the application you want to close and select Uninstall.
2) Go to Market – Downloads. Choose the application you want to remove and select uninstall