Nov 15, 2010
I recently purchased an Evo and have spent the last day getting it up and running, customized etc. I have a few questions I haven't been able to find the answers to yet.
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1. Following instructions to conserve battery life, I turned off the email notification light and sound, but every time I get an email it chimes and the light starts blinking. I have reset the phone after making the changed, and when I go into setting it still says the light/sound are off.
2. Similar to #1, I turned off the haptic feedback, but I am still getting it when I use the keyboard. My phone says haptic feedback is off, but when I use the keyboard in the web browser or my contacts, I get the little rumble for each keystroke
3a. Is there any non-warranty breaking way to customize what apps are opened on start up? Every time I turn my phone on I have to go in and taskiller all the sprint nascar, tv, etc crap.
3b. Clicking on taskiller throughout the day, apps I have killed always come back, even when I don't use them, don't have their widget running, etc. This happens with 3rd party apps like tweetdeck, and stuff built into the phone like "news" "music" and others. Is there a way to stop this? Does this stuff (and widgets in general) drain the battery life that much at the end of the day?
4. In the tv ads and in the store and reviews online, everyone made a big deal about Swype and how great it is. All the reviews of it was a big reason why I decided to not get the Epic since everyone was saying they never even touched the keyboard after getting the hang of Swype. Now I have my Evo and I find out that I cant get swype at all? So people suggest a different, similar app, but that one isn't available in the market any more either? What gives? I assumed swype was built into the phone in the first place. I feel a little swindled on this point
5. I have a second domain name attached to my gmail account (i.e. I started out with firstname.lastname@example.org, then later bought email@example.com for work). When I am sending emails in gmail, I can choose which domain I want the FROM: field to show. Is there a way to do this on my Evo? I am using the Mail app, not the gmail one (although I could always switch?)