Galaxy S2 Thoughts, Tips, Tricks & Problem fixes.

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Galaxy S2 Thoughts, Tips, Tricks & Problem fixes.

I figured since thousands like myself will be playing with their new GS2s for the next few weeks/months we might as well have a thread for us Galaxy S2 users to share thoughts, tips, tricks and problem fixs.. Like any new piece of technology there will be things we won't be able to figure out ourselves so let this be a good place to find answers, get tips and learn of great user options available for this gem.... 

I've spent the last 6 hours customizing my new Galaxy S2 and honestly I'm loving every minute of it!! Coming from a WP7 I can't believe how many options and apps are available for me to make this phone "my" phone.. 

 

LET THE FUN BEGIN Smiley Happy

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WrecklessLove wrote:

jrad13 wrote:

thought the zoom was controlled by the volume up down when in camera mode the buttons on side of phone -- oh, or are you talking about making a pic larger or msaller that you ar looking at in display.. - sorry misunderstood.

 



no i was talking about zooming in an out on the camera. ur right. that works too. not sure why i didnt think of that either lol


That's what I was going to say as well... Smiley Wink

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Here's the embedded for you and the forum. Smiley Wink

 

 


heylillie wrote:

I found this:  http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0sMrJH_of8&feature=player_embedded  It shows that you pinch in/out to zoom in/out.  But-- this is an older video.


WrecklessLove wrote:

Soooo... theres no Zoom in on this camera? Smiley Sad




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Not concerning the camera but concerning seeing or deleting any of the 7 home screens,  if you pinch inward on any of the 7 page screens all 7 will become visible, from there you can either pick any of the 7 home page screens or delete any of them if you like...  

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In case you haven't seen/tried it this live Koi fish Live Wallpaper is very cool... Using the free version now but I can see myself buying the full version sometime soon,, Check out the video on the this page which shows the options the full version gives you..

 

 

https://market.android.com/details?id=fishnoodle.koipond_free&feature=search_result

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Gripe...

 

When in text message mode, in landscape.  I type and when I am done, I can not see the send button.  It is below the attachment button and I have to scroll the text window up to see the send box or turn the phone to portriat view to see the send button.

 

 

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I started to use the SwiftKey app. It has a free 14 day trial in the market. You can swipe down your keyboard to minimize it and the send button will appear.
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I came across this video.. and while I don't have my phone yet and can't verify how many of these work with our version, it was pretty cool anyway so I figured I would share (maybe someone can verify if all of this is applicable):

 

http://http://thehandheldblog.com/2011/06/14/galaxy-s2-tips-tricks/

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heylillie wrote:

I came across this video.. and while I don't have my phone yet and can't verify how many of these work with our version, it was pretty cool anyway so I figured I would share (maybe someone can verify if all of this is applicable):

 

http://http://thehandheldblog.com/2011/06/14/galaxy-s2-tips-tricks/


Not sure if its just me but the link you posted doesn't work.. what does it pertain to?? 

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pmt1209 wrote:

heylillie wrote:

I came across this video.. and while I don't have my phone yet and can't verify how many of these work with our version, it was pretty cool anyway so I figured I would share (maybe someone can verify if all of this is applicable):

 

http://http://thehandheldblog.com/2011/06/14/galaxy-s2-tips-tricks/


Not sure if its just me but the link you posted doesn't work.. what does it pertain to?? 


That is so weird-- sorry about that!!  Ok-- here is the youtube direct link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjLe5_zTik8&feature=player_embedded

 

Basically, this guy walks you through a bunch of tips on the SGS2... it is the international version, so I don't know exactly how much is true for the AT&T version (since I don't have my phone yet) but I think most of it is.

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Does anyone know how to send video messages? I can't text or email them. Also, is there a way to increase the volume of the text message notification?

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Hotmail battery drain

If you have setup a Hotmail/Live account as exchange account on your GS2, you need to uncheck the calendar sync. The email client has a bug where it will continously sync the calendar with Hotmail. Hence results in excessive battery and data usage.

 

I've verified this with two GS2s and also the same bug appeared on my Captivate running 2.3.3 ROM. On my Captivate, it is very obvious because you see battery drained dramatically and the phone runs really hot. On GS2, not so much but you can still see the increased  battery drain.

 

To check if your calendar sync is the problem, go to Settings->Accounts and Sync. Tap on your Hotmail or Live account and notice the last sync time as well as the sync icon next to the calendar sync. It will cause Gmail calendar sync to sync continously as well. But if you disable Hotmail calendar sync and restart the phone, all should be back to normal.

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Can that be avoided if you don't use the Calendar (either email)?

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The best way to sync with Hotmail/Live mail account is set them up as Exchange server so that you get email, contacts and calendar sync as well as email push. In this case, you need to uncheck the calendar sync to avoid battery drain.

 

 

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heylillie wrote:

That is so weird-- sorry about that!!  Ok-- here is the youtube direct link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjLe5_zTik8&feature=player_embedded

 

Basically, this guy walks you through a bunch of tips on the SGS2... it is the international version, so I don't know exactly how much is true for the AT&T version (since I don't have my phone yet) but I think most of it is.


Got it now, thanks heylillie,

Great video, the customability and endless options with this phone is incredible!!!  

This phone BLOWS my old Focus w/WP7 mango out of the water!!!!

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daysgirl21 wrote:

Does anyone know how to send video messages? I can't text or email them. Also, is there a way to increase the volume of the text message notification?



1. go to the into the text message screen and hit the paper clip symbol. in email hit attach

2. go to settings---> Sound---->  Volume. it sould give u a list of different volume controls. Notification is the last one 

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