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HTC EVO 4G Tips and Tricks

So you’re the proud new owner of the HTC EVO 4G and you want to get the most out of what is arguably one of the most powerful phones on the market. We’ve all spent so many months drooling over this phone that having it your hand might just be a little overwhelming at first. Luckily for you, the friendly folks over at the EVO section of AndroidForums are eager to help with any question you could possibly think of, but we’ll cover a few basics here.

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Getting to Know Android and HTC Sense

If you are coming from another Android phone this might be old hat, but for many the EVO 4G will be their first handset powered by the little green robot. User SprintFun has gone ahead and written up a pretty nifty guide for getting acclimated to the EVO 4G environment. If you are new to Android or HTC sense its worth a read to get the basics.

You can customize each of your seven homescreens by adding widgets, folders, and shortcuts. Access “leap” view by pinching the screen or double tapping the Home button. Your homescreens will be displayed as thumbnails. Tap the one you want to jump to it. Long press the Home button to see a list of the last six apps you have used and quickly jump between them.

Does the EVO’s Battery Life Really Stink?

This one is a tricky question with both a yes and no answer. If you are running the handset with all of its bells and whistles enabled, streaming video, and browsing the web like its nobody’s business then you won’t get much longevity to the phone’s battery. On the other hand, one member at AndroidForums was able to run his phone for over 61 hours on a single charge using some helpful widgets and apps (you can see how to do the same with your phone by referring to his post here).

The point is to disable battery-killing features when you don’t need them. One of the big ones is actually 4G coverage, followed by things like GPS and Wi-Fi. An app like Locale can help you automatically enable and disable features based on custom parameters. Screebl will allow you to get a handle on screen timeout and brightness to minimize battery drain. You will also want to properly calibrate the battery. More advice on that can be found here.

What is the Best Way to Go About Transferring Contacts from Your Old Phone?

Plain and simple, using GMail will be the best way to not only sync all of your old contacts to your EVO, but it will also keep your address book up to date in GMail as you add new contacts to your phone. If you can export your contact list as an address book file you can upload it directly to your GMail account where it will then be synced to your phone. If you can’t export your contacts, you might have to enter them by hand into GMail, but you’ll only have to do it once and you won’t regret it.

What Apps are Must-Haves on the EVO 4G?

The huge screen and heavy processing power make the EVO a great choice for multimedia applications. Aside from the included Sprint TV capabilities, you’ll want to look into the TV.com app for extra television content and Mediafly if you like to follow high quality audio and video podcasts. A good streaming music service such as Slacker Radio or Pandora will provide you with hours of intelligently created playlists and round out the media experience on your EVO.

If Qik isn’t doing it for you for live video chatting, Fring will allow you to video chat with any of your friends on Skype (so you won’t be locked in to only being able to chat with other Qik users). You’ll want a good file manager like ASTRO to help keep your phone’s storage organized, and if you want an even faster browser to go with your fast phone, you’ll want to check out Opera Mini.

That is barely skimming the barrel, and I’m sure you all have much more to say and ask about your new piece of Android hardware, so head on over to the HTC EVO 4G Forums at AndroidForums and join the discussion.

Continue reading on the HTC EVO 4G forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • GiL

    I just got my Evo today…I’m lovin it! BUT, Why is it that when you are on a phone call the telephone keypad isn’t on the screen so you can press 1 if need be, put in your phone# if need be or bank account#…I can’t even press 1 for english. Is there an app for that?

  • sanford

    No android phone is complete without xscope browser, astro, and handcent :)

  • Karen

    Wondering if this phone is heat sensitive when using the touch screen or can you use your fingernails? I know the other droids and the Iphone are heat sensitive.

  • boriqua2000

    i keep trying to find handcent in the market place but all i find are handcent font packs.also,can someone tell me how to disable flash in the browser?

  • josh

    Check out mirror 4 evo. It shows your reflection using the front camera.

  • vegafox

    my qik sucks @!#$%&*(@ im sooooooooo upset ive browsed and download apps and made calls and text…but the qik app not matter what i do…does not let me even sign in…sux and they made a big deal about it!! so i hope someone fixes it…i dont blame sprint or htc on this one!!! but my error says i have no data connection or low connection??? 6 bars????

  • E C

    How can I get streaming video like silverlight or windows media? I like to view websites that have streaming video. Touch pro does it. the EVO does not. Can anyone HELP!!!!

  • bryan

    @BORIQUA2000

    I researched it and it’s something to do with google android phones (which the evo is one).
    I found version 3.0 apk file! the current version is 3.0.3, but I can’t find it.

    steps:
    1. download file (below)
    2. transfer the file to your evo storage card (with usb cable)
    3. download “apps installer” from market (the program icon looks like this: )
    4. open apps installer and it will automatically read your storage card and have handcent 3.0 right there!
    5. click it to install and that’s it!!

    IT WORKS GREAT!!

    I’m hosting the file until the app becomes available on the market place:
    http://jbpcrepair.com/Handcent_v3.apk

  • bryan

    I FOUND THOSE INSTRUCTIONS ON A WEBSITE AND IT WORKS GREAT ON MY EVO

  • E C

    What website?

  • brian

    I agree Qik can’t not get their sh*t together. They are having serious issues. I still love my phone and the service has been super strong. So far. I was a rabit verizon user and I must say here in Charlotte nc. Sprint service has been very strong. Now 4g seems to be cranked down, bogged down, capped from the days of my clear usage before the phone went live.

  • Malpraktiss

    @ vegafox I had the same problem, but I think it’s because the network was so congested yesterday, started it again late last night and it worked perfectly.

  • Ban CDMA?

    Can someone please explain to me why nobody anywhere online is questioning the green credentials of the HTC Evo 4G? In fact, my question relates to literally every CDMA handset currently on the market.

    In an age where we clearly need to take global warming seriously and deep sea oil drilling is as perilous as recent events suggest, why are CDMA handsets still being manufactured at all? Should they not be banned?

    CDMA handsets CANNOT BE UNLOCKED, RE-USED or RECYCLED! They can only be upgraded to a newer handset. This renders the old one completely useless. FACT.

    GSM handsets CAN BE UNLOCKED for use on other networks when the contract has been fully paid. GSM handsets have inter-changeable SIM cards. They can therefore be recycled, re-used and are surely far less wasteful and much better for the environment.

    I can’t help but feel that this is a public education exercise.

    In my personal opinion…
    GSM = Greener :-)
    CDMA = Wasteful

    Go Green! Avoid CDMA handsets. They are hugely wasteful.

    Less recycling = More manufactured handsets = More Energy used = More oil on your coastline! FACT!

  • Ban WiMax?

    Sorry, correction…

    HTC 4G is a WiMax handset but my question remains the same.

    Are any of these new WiMax / LTE handsets upgradable transferable to other networks for the purposes of recycling? Anyone know?

    CDMA is surely being phased out now but at what cost to the environment?

    Where have all of these old, useless handsets ended up? At least many old GSM handsets remain in circulation and get passed down to friends, parents etc.

    Surely, we can’t create a scenario in the future when millions of handsets are rendered useless after 12-18 months?

  • vegafox

    i was taking over 140 pictures with it today and little internet use and the battery lasted all day right now before i plugged it into the charger it was at 15% battery left!!!

  • vegafox

    @ Malpraktiss yeah i was on it today but no vid chat???

  • mmpadellan

    I loaded 2 AVI files onto my SD Card, then moved them into the Video folder. When I go to GALLERY, I don’t see them at all. Does anybody know if the EVO plays AVI?

  • Melissa

    I just got my EVO and I connected the phone to my PC as a disk drive. Then opened the removable drive and placed all my MP3 files into the music file but when I disconnect the phone from my PC I cannot find the music when I open up the Music app. What am I don’t wrong? Please help

  • Randy

    I accidentally made my EVO’s default from htc sense to stock android. I hold the home button down but I do not et the option to change it back to sense. Can anyone help me change it. Please help

    Thanks

  • Quentyn Kennemer

    @GiL, when you’re on the phone, look at the bottom left corner for a small icon with an arrow pointing up. Press it and voila.

  • Quentyn Kennemer

    @Randy Goto Settings > Applications > Manage Applications, scroll down until you see “Launcher”. Click on it and scroll down until you see a button labeled “Clear defaults”. Now press the Home button and you should get the option to choose between Sense and stock Android. Make sure to check the default button if you want to default back to Sense every time you press the Home button.

  • Evo Lover

    to change notifications sounds for text messages, emails, etc.. — u have to connect your Evo to your computer, go to the task bar at the top of you phone and pull that down, tap DISK DRIVE then done, go to “my computer” on your computer and click REMOVABLE F, click the file folder titled MEDIA open audio then notifications and paste what MP3 music file you want to use for notification sounds there. once placed there u will be able to set text messages and other notifications to the sounds you want… hope this is clear..

  • Greenpeace

    Just for the record, global warming has largely been proven false, especially since the world will be going into a colder temperature phase in the next 10 years.

    Also, we wouldn’t have nearly the amount of problems with deep sea drilling if the government didn’t insist these oil rigs be so far out into the ocean as they are currently forced to do.

    Lastly, the costs associated with going green currently are usually more harmful in the long run than the amount of benefits received. Actual dollar amounts as well as the materials needed to produce “green” products are very inefficient, which leads to waste. Spain’s government, which the Obama administration currently looks up to as the “role model” for going green, has created some serious economic problems because of their current model of turning their country green.

    And I’m being “green” by still using my original G1 when I’ve been tempted to upgrade so many times before.

  • Jerzeesbabii

    You can also use ringdroid from the market and save as notification

  • Jerzeesbabii

    HELP ME PLEASE…. When i set a ringtone for a contact it doesnt work it just plays my default ringer but when i remove the battery and restart the phone it will play the ringtone i have set for that contact i dont wanna keep removing my battery just to get this problem fixed so does anyone know what i can do to fix this issue…

  • Jerzeesbabii

    HELP ME PLEASE…. When i set a ringtone for a contact it doesnt work it just plays my default ringer but when i remove the battery and restart the phone it will play the ringtone i have set for that contact i dont wanna keep removing my battery just to get this problem fixed so does anyone know what i can do to fix this issue…

  • David33316

    Can’t seem to find a setting that I’m pretty sure is in the phone. Where do I find the setting for leaving the phone on, or unlocked when plugged it.
    Thanks

  • zarubica

    Gore should have divorced the “global warming project” before Tipper. At least she can be scientifically proven. Remember, he also invented the internet. What’s going on in the world right now has nothing to do with your priorities apparently but I am happy that you have an Evo. Maybe you can tell me where or how I can get short “Whistle tunes” ringtones?

  • gryn

    How do you video chat with qik. It doesn’t seem to want to be set up or work for me.

  • theo

    Anyone know if the EVO links to MS Exchange?

  • theflako

    I can t play my own videos the same videos that I use to wach on my pro 2 what I need.I got big screen n I can’t see my movies

  • M.D.

    Does anyone know if you can set your notifications with different sounds? I want to be able to distinguish my email from text messages.

  • meilyng

    hello

    how do i set my music ring tones.

    and how do i delete a work email account from from my evo

  • LuvEVOandSprint

    If your trying to chang the diffrent notifications sounds for text and email this is how to.. (for HTC Evo 4G phones). Connect your Evo to your computer, go to the task bar at the top of the screen, pull that down, tap DISK DRIVE touch done, go to “my computer” on your computer and click REMOVABLE F, click the file folder titled MEDIA open audio>notifications then paste what MP3 music file you want to use for notification sounds there. Once placed there u will be able to set text messages and other notifications to the sounds you want.

  • LuvEVOandSprint

    To #30 theo, Yes it does connect to Exchange, My phone is connected to my corp work email servers and works great.

  • E C

    Nope, the EVO does not play AVI. Its very limited in the formats it reconizes. So far I’ve only got WMV 9 and MP4 to play. Now I got to convert all my AVI movies to those formats. I was excited about the ability to play movies directly to T V from the phone but now not so as the WMV and MP4 does not give that good of quality. My touch pro 2 did it though!!!

  • Olivia Smith

    I have the HTC evo & i’m curious to know if i can set a ringtone for when i get a textmessage .

  • bill

    to the guy who posted that he couldn’t use the keypad while on a call… you absolutely can, you just have to push the keypad icon in the bottom left corner to pull up the keypad, that’s all.

  • ChristinaG

    We would like to change the little green robot on the dialing screen… to anything else! Anyone have a clue as to how, or any ideas where I could look for the info we need? Thank You in advance for any information provided!

  • steve

    Anyone know how to change the color schemes on the EVo? The green highlight isn’t working for me, and I’d figure I’d be able to anything i wanted with a phone like this.

  • http://Phandroid Will Palmer

    Yahoo Mail sync to EVO OK! Want to create and sync Address Book. Advise!

  • Tom

    The battery life seems to get better as I break it in. I watched a feature length film this morning followed by numerous calls checking text and mail all day. Worked out fine with power to spare.

  • JerseyGirl

    Love my EVO, but I can’t figure out how to put my phone contacts onto my computer’s gmail. Any suggestions?

  • IndyGuy

    @JerseyGirl…when you push the “add contact” button, it should automatically ask you if you want to save as a google contact or a regular one. I always save as a google contact. Then all you have to do is log in to google mail and click your contacts on the left side of the screen. They should all be there. Hope this helps!

  • pantyteamaster

    I got my EVO 4G phone not long ago. I must say that I am impressed. So what if the battery life sucks. I mean look at what all this phone can do. I mean really people you are basically carrying around a small PC and the only thing you can bitch about is the battery life. Small price to pay if you ask me. So far I have had no issues with qik or any other applicantion for that matter. I think it’s better than the Iphone, and this is coming from an Iphone owner.

  • Cynthia Ruff

    Liked it at first but am starting to LOATHE this phone.
    How can I move a video OUT of the phone?
    Why can’t I connect to my home wireless router after I enter the WEP key?
    How do I move anything into or out of the SD card?
    Is there a user guide anywhere that has more than the very very basic Sprint user guide?
    I hear these things can be sold – where?????
    I think I’ve almost had enough. I’m not a geek but I’m not stupid, either. There’s no glossary, the terms are greek to a non-geek, but come ON – even non geeks have to have access to the modern world. I had no problem with my Blackberry and am hours from going back to Best Buy and then back to my Blackberry.
    I am not happy right now.

  • Summer

    My phone does not turn on. I have a green circular arrow and a small picture of the htc evo phone in the middle of my screen. Thats all that appears. The little red light at the top of the screen sometimes flashes. What the heck. I called sprint they have no clue what it is. They said they cannot send me a new replacement because I have not had it for more then 30 days…ugh…

  • mary

    I would like to be able to edit my contacts in my EVO on my laptop.

  • matt

    @mary you can go to your gmail account from your laptop, you can edit your contacts their

  • Joe

    To anyone having the individual contact ringtone issue defaulting I have a quick solution that I use on my EVO. Download the App “RINGO LITE”. Assign individual ringtones to your contacts this way, somehow it works just fine. If you have an App Killer, or an App Manager, make sure that you have Ringo Lite on your IGNORE list so it always stays on, DON’T KILL OR AUTO CLOSE the App. I have an HTC EVO 4G, and this app solved that problem for me.

  • Krysti

    Help!
    I have assigned personalized ring tones for certain contacts when I receive text messages from them. For some reason tho, it keeps playing only the first few seconds of the ring tone then playing some different alert sound. I can’t figure out how to get it to play the ring tone I have set. When I receive phone calls it works fine, its just the text messages.
    Anyone know how to fix this?

  • Essiery

    To #32:

    It is possible to have different sounds for email and sms on the Evo:

    Set the text sound by clicking messages and then hitting menu and settings, then under received messages sound.

    Set the email sound by hitting menu while at the home screen and then settings, then set the default notification sound to something different than the sms. The default notification sound will then be the sound for emails (but not for sms)

  • Essiery

    To #32:

    It is possible to have different sounds for email and sms on the Evo:
    Set the text sound by clicking messages and then hitting menu and settings, then under received messages sound.

    Set the email sound by hitting menu while at the home screen and then settings, then set the default notification sound to something different than the sms.

    This will make the defualt notification be for emails while sms will have something else.

  • Eddie J

    Does anybody know why the Evo 4 automatically deletes text messages? Is there a setting where message threading can be enabled so it continues?

  • newEVOuser

    This person really irritated me by what they said:
    13. Ban CDMA? wrote on June 5, 2010

    Can someone please explain to me why nobody anywhere online is questioning the green credentials of the HTC Evo 4G? In fact, my question relates to literally every CDMA handset currently on the market.In an age where we clearly need to take global warming seriously and deep sea oil drilling is as perilous as recent events suggest, why are CDMA handsets still being manufactured at all? Should they not be banned?CDMA handsets CANNOT BE UNLOCKED, RE-USED or RECYCLED! They can only be upgraded to a newer handset. This renders the old one completely useless. FACT.GSM handsets CAN BE UNLOCKED for use on other networks when the contract has been fully paid. GSM handsets have inter-changeable SIM cards. They can therefore be recycled, re-used and are surely far less wasteful and much better for the environment.I can’t help but feel that this is a public education exercise.In my personal opinion…
    GSM = Greener :-)
    CDMA = WastefulGo Green! Avoid CDMA handsets. They are hugely wasteful.Less recycling = More manufactured handsets = More Energy used = More oil on your coastline! FACT!

    –THANK YOU Greenpeace for responding to to this person, you did a way better job that I would have done!!

    Greenpeace wrote on June 6, 2010

    Just for the record, global warming has largely been proven false, especially since the world will be going into a colder temperature phase in the next 10 years. Also, we wouldn’t have nearly the amount of problems with deep sea drilling if the government didn’t insist these oil rigs be so far out into the ocean as they are currently forced to do.Lastly, the costs associated with going green currently are usually more harmful in the long run than the amount of benefits received. Actual dollar amounts as well as the materials needed to produce “green” products are very inefficient, which leads to waste. Spain’s government, which the Obama administration currently looks up to as the “role model” for going green, has created some serious economic problems because of their current model of turning their country green.And I’m being “green” by still using my original G1 when I’ve been tempted to upgrade so many times before.

  • tee

    how can we download skype?i tried downloading it but didn’t work HELP PLEASE!!!

  • Alexandra

    #56 fring app = skype

  • James

    Is there a way to have the phone not import contacts from FB? I have like 4 of the same contact when I got to text people. Itll show the number I have saved for them, the number they have set up with FB mobile and and E-mail address and sometimes more. This feature is progressively annoying when trying to text someone and guessing which number is the right one lol. Please help.

  • terry blount

    this phone is at least 4 * more powerful than my first pc it
    replaces a telephone a high quality camera a video cmera ay radio a tv a watch a typewriter and much more you could live under a bridge as long as you have this monster

  • tiki

    I know this question has been asked but I not good with computers. But can u tell me a simple way to down load a song for my text message please. Please please

  • Nobody

    %60 Tiki:

    First off – go get the app “ringdroid” from the market. It’s wonderful. Next, go find any music piece you want. . . anything you want to use as your “notification” sound.

    then, Launch your Ringdroid app, surf out to your song you downloaded. . .and use the application to save your shortened “song” as a “notification” and you can assign it then.

    I hope this is clear. Great site for sounds and some songs, zedge.net Fun web site.

  • Nobody

    Fantastic phone. Broke my samsung moment – got an EVO just before they went on backorder. Very happy now I have this instead of my Samsung.

    Only a couple of gripes – global address list search when composing an email with exchange – supposedly coming on 2.2 update.

    Can’t assign different notification sounds for the different email accounts. 1 notification sound for both.

    Other than that – Download Advanced Task Killer – a must have for some of the services that have to be constantly “stopped” (like footprints, and sprint zone, Nascar, etc.)

    Tip/Trick: Careful not to kill the “clock” function – the alarm function will not work then.

    Great app: CallFilter – free – put those annoying phone numbers in your “filter” list, plus the “unknown” and “blocked” caller IDs? They all get dumped right to voicemail and you’re never bothered with those calls again.

  • Ryan

    Anyone know if you can backup/synchronize apps to your PC like iTunes does? The first week I had my EVO I got an android.process.media error that required a factory reset to resolve. After the reset I had to download all my apps again, one at a time. I would like to be able to back them all up and sync them all at once if a factory reset is ever needed again.

    Also, is there any way to update all apps at once? I frequently find that 5-10 of my apps have been updated and I have to go through one at a time and download the updates. This is done very well on iPod/iPhone/iTunes, which will automatically download and apply updates sequentially for you in the background while you work (even before multitasking was added), but Android Market makes you update one at a time manually…

  • alix

    i had downloaded the app Advanced Task Killer. Then went to sprint the next day and the tech guy said, that app( said above) is bad for the evo, just go to running services and shut the app off that way.

  • Denise

    Why dont these fancy phones have an area code preset? Like I live in 301 area code so by default I should be able to just dial the 7 digit number without the area code. For all other calls obviously you’d have to add the area code. Is there an app for that?

    I can’t complain – I LOVE MY EVO. (coming off of a HTC Tough Pro2)

  • Stacey

    About a month ago, a section at the top of my screen simply began not sensing touch. This affects the clear button on my task screen, the search button on search, the name field on contacts, the first contact on the contact list. IT affects anything that is on the first row of my phone below the task bar. It’s really a problem…and not going to work out…anyone heard of this or know how to fix it?

  • King Bethek

    The bottow line is that I’m hearing a lot of good things about the EVO but I am also hearing about a lot of technical grey areas. I have the Palm pre which have been awesome for me. I just want to know should I just stay with the Pre (“If it’s not broken dont fix it”) or get the EVO. Is it worth it!

  • Gary

    64: Alix – funny, got my Evo 3 week ago form Sprint store, and the rep there highly recommended it! very helpful to keep battery drain down. Research of course, but 90% to 105 happy with it.

    65 Denise – while i have not researched the phone prefix settings much, i can only imagine it has to do with nationwide 10 digit dialing. most locations i have lived in in the west coast now require 10 digit dialing as there are a lot of new area code overlays. they no longer break it into sections for exclusive area codes like they used to. we have too many cell hones and other devices needing phone numbers. the logistics would be a nightmare to guess what would run out where.
    Love this phone. finally got my first “smart phone”

  • yellowxterra

    love my EVO… hate the draining battery :-(

  • jhonatan

    Question. Is there any app that you can download to watch movies on my evo..how is it that I cant find an app for downloading movies .

  • trey

    To play movies, even AVI, I got the app yxplayer. I connected my Evo to my computer and added the movie to the media folder on the SD card and the app lets you navigate the folders to find the file.

  • June

    Can anybody tell me why everytime I called somebody the caller id for them is “unknown” instead of my number? Im looking in the phone settings to see if I did something but Im not lucky. Please help!!!!

  • elaine

    is there a better clander than the one on the phone??? Can I synch my old palm calendar somehow?

  • COURTNEY

    IS THERE ANY WAY TO SET A DIFFERENT TONE FOR TEXT ALERT THAN THE ONES THAT COME WITH THE PHONE, THEY ARE ALL TOO LOW AND TOO SHORT.. i WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT GETTING ONLINE. pLEASE HELP!!1

  • jack

    BAN CDMA? You have serious issues if you still believe in global warming or that the oil spill in the gulf did more damage than the Federal government and media itself.

    I too would like to have more flexibility in my Evo. Should be able to have a ringtone be a notification. Should not have to constantly turn off apps by either force close or a manager. And the number 1 issue, battery life. I just keep throwing batteries away and install new ones. (not really but wanted to jab the ban cdma person, lol)

  • Mike

    Try searching for “Unable to sync EVO.” The hits returned are ridiculous and HTC can’t fix it. Their software engineers can’t even write code capable of connecting the phone to the PC without having to disable your firewall security. I monitored the HTC Sync software and in my firewall log, I discovered this software makes relentless connection attempts to activate.adobe.com

    FSYNSRVSTARTER.EXE OUT TCP activate.adobe.com 5585
    HTCVBTSERVER.EXE OUT TCP activate.adobe.com 5037

  • saphy eve

    Just wanted to know that on the htc evo 4g, if you press and hold the far bottom left button, it shows you the last “recent apps” feature. Is there any way to clear this out? I want to be able to see IF anyone taps into my phone I will know what they went on las but I also want to be able to clear it as well. Please help…

  • http://www.partycruisersetc.com joni

    I have a HTC EVO and love it. How do you listen to WAV messages sent to emails? if I send the message to the SD card , then what? How do I open and listen to it? What program do I need to download? Please answer, anyone… I need help!!. Thanks.

  • darcy

    the worst phone i have ever had! it broke the second day i got it

  • kim r

    i have the EVO and i love it! i need to know if there is an app that will allow me to lock certain things without locking the whole phone? for example: i want to lock my contacts, facebook, and texts but i want to leave my games unlocked. Please help:(

  • spyderryder

    For everyone complaining about the battery life of the evo, there is a fix. Order the Seido 3500 mah battery and the Innocase Extended cover, and their innocase II quick-clip holster (they say it doesn’t fit, but it fits perfectly). The 3500 mah battery is awsome. After 15 hours of very hard use I end the day with over 50% left! And I leave everything running all day (GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth)

  • YUYU

    IS THERE A WAY TO SET A RINGTONE FOR ONE PERSON’S TEXT MESSAGES?

  • Hellbilly5000

    My dad just got an htc evo. Every time I turn around he asks me how do I do this how do I do that type questions. The more I mess with the phone the less I like it. The user interface is complicated and you have to navigate to way to many screens to get to apps or to do anything.
    I have a 3G iPhone and my phone is much easyer to use. Sure the evo has a few cool features I would like but most of those are on the iPhone 4g. The only feature that is a is something I would like is the kickstand. Sore htc once again the iPhone is still that much easyer to use

  • Yodog

    I like my EVO, however It isnt nearly as aesy to use as my old Blackberry. There are features that should be in place for a phone like this. Ringtones and music apps are lame. I can set music and ringtones to individuals, but trying to get to the ringtones takes a map from Rand Mcnally. Thats what I get for wanting the latest and greatest…all the bugs with a new phone.

  • pl2375

    I saw this string regarding notifications for email. On my old device I was able to set up specific notifications when I received an email from a specific email address. eg- my boss emails and this has a specific ring tone. Is this available?

  • julia

    Can anyone please explain how to transfer videos that were recorded with my evo to my computer. Pictures come up to ttransfer but nor videos.

  • Kevin

    @ban cdma or wiimax.

    You should check out Sprint.com/buyback and also note that Sprint is the leader in recycling phones. Much like plastic bottles, soda cans, or any other manufactured goods, the parts used to make CDMA phones are recycled whether for repairs or new materials. Just bc you can’t pop the SIM card in and out like a GSM phone does not mean they are any less renewable per se. Also, GSM phones are not inherently more recyclable than CDMA phones because of their ease of changeabilty associated with the SIM card. When a GSM phone is old and past its time people will not want to use it. This makes an old GSM phone equivalent to an old CDMA phone in that it is worthless, but that is the way that technology works. The old fades out to the new.

    Needless to say, suggesting that we should ban CDMA phones or WIIMAX capable phones on the basis that GSM phones are more “green” is a fallacious and weak argument.

    On a side note, I love my EVO. It’s sweet. But I can’t get HTC sync to work for the life of me. Running 2.2.

  • oz

    Got my EVO yesterday and I love it! – was going to wait until later to get it but my bb died and the deductible on the insurance was 100 bucks and for only another 100 I could get this and my monthly bill went down about 100 bucks – go figure!

    I use my laptop in the car when we go on vacation but I may be just happy with this for the most part…..

  • Obi Wan JW

    I left Sprint for 10 days for the iPhone, but I came crawling back after 5/10 calls dropped. I didn’t disable internet security and synced contacts by cable easily. Copy HTC sync.exe to your PC then sync. Gmail sync happened easily.
    Would be nice if there was one Evo app to search apps. Pics inside are not the greatest.

  • new user

    How do i remove my work email from my mail.

  • MrKnows

    Read reviews, bought an EVO, thought I’d love the EVO. Been playing around with a friends IPhone. Smaller screen or not, the IPhone graphics are clearly superior to the EVO and in most cases, more than makes up for the bigger EVO screen. Battery life and intuitiveness are much better on the iphone. The battery life on the EVO is simply inexcusable! Most android apps I’ve downloaded never seem to work well -so annoying. IPhone apps, from what I understand, are tested before put on the markplace. Can’t believe how ridiculously tricky it is just to answer a call when already on the line and switch to the other caller. Dialpad immediately dissappears when the phone call iniates?? Despite the screen truning off and on when holding phone up or down, there still a point between where I keep hanging people up. Really hard to believe!!!!

  • http://snarkylovenotes.blogspot.com mamatron

    #46 and #86 How to move videos FROM phone TO PC:

    When you have your phone plugged in and having chosen to use the phone as a disk drive you will see a folder labled DCIM. Click on that. Then click on 100Media. All the way at the bottom are your videos. Voila! Just move them like you would a pic or anything else.

  • Tommy

    You can buy an extended life for your evo. 3500mah is awesome! Seido makes a really good one if your interested. It lasts 3 to 4 times longer than the original

  • Tommy

    You can buy an extended life battery for your Evo. 3500mah is awesome! Seido makes a really good one if your interested. It lasts 3 to 4 times longer than the original

  • Anna

    Can anyone tell me how to download movies and from what website. And by the way does anyones phone restart once in a while?

  • hummric

    i have no sound from my video,s that i down loaded from phone to my computer,have pic and every thing but no sound

  • luis

    Does anyone knows how to downloadg movies to the new evo 4g without using a computer. I used to do it with my iPhone 3gs

  • Cher

    To update your apps, click on “Market”; then click on the menu button on the bottom of your HTC EVO; then click on downloads; then either update your apps one by one or click on the update all button.

  • Wanda

    #78 I found mine in my music folder.

  • Andy

    Im having an issue where if I send a text and keep the message thread opened and not exit back to the home screen, it will not play a sound when the new message comes through. But if I go back to the home screen it all works every time. Any ideas??

  • Shenequa

    I want the Ta Da notification tone from my moment on my evo can anyone tell me if this is possible?

  • pciris

    I just love my EVO. A coworker came in on Monday with the phone she purchased over the weekend. When I saw it I went nuts. I ran right down to Sprint and purchased it. I just need to know what format is the phone. I want to download movies from my computer and I do have a software program I can use but need to know the format.

  • Kaylee

    I got my evo yesturday I’m having trouble getting my own ringtone under notifications Can you please help me?

  • Cindi

    I deleted all the pics in the stock gallery after I uploaded a new folder with my personal pics. Now the gallery is totally empty. Obviously I should not have deleted the ALL folder completely. I’ve tried uploading my pics again to no avial. Any ideas without hard resetting the entire phone? TIA!

  • debra

    Ringolite works really well for setting individual tones for receiving different text messages. Other than the battery this phone is nice. Cheaper than iPhone as wel

  • Andrew

    I have got my EVO a while ago and I love it. I had the same questions from all of you when I got it and the problem is that people compare whith the last phone and are used to those settings. Just play around for a while and you will see this phone is BEAST it does everything but you have to b patient and search for it. People complain about the battery and compare with the Iphone. at least with the EVO you buy a new one and change it and yes buy the Seido 3500 it doubles everything

  • MrCrafty

    @ban cdma or wiimax:
    CMDA phones CAN be used on other cell networks!!!
    I just flashed my HTC Evo to Metro PCS and this is my 3rd CMDA phone I have flashed over.
    Know your facts before you rant like a Eco-Mentalist

  • swevs

    i am having a problem with my EVO and am hoping for some help…when i receive a text message(picture with sound or music) it will only show and play for like 5 seconds then shut off..the same message on other peoples phones will play the sound or music until its over(like a full song)…thanks for any help

  • Blaqueberrii

    my fone dont ring out most of the time, if sum1 trys 2 call i wont kno unless they leave a voice message. it dont happen all the tyme, what can i do about that,, help plze..

  • Lynn

    My pictures were deleted on my phone Htc,evo.Is there anyway to recover them. Took it to sprint store they said no. This pictures were precious to me.

  • Leah

    I recovered deleted messages and pics using “Undeleter” software. But, when it asks me where I want to save the files on my phone, where do i do that so i will be able to view my recovered files?

  • Kim

    Is there a way to notify me when I get an email?? Also, my other phone would notify me when a Facebook notification came in, this one is not doing that for me!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated…

  • SAUCI O

    Does anyone kno how 2 download movies to the HTC EVO. I found a iPhone site that let’s me stream movies n tv shows wit dolphin hd browser using iphone settings but id rather have them on my SD card n not have to convert any movies from my desk top. if so could u e-mail me at SAUCYO.WS@GMAIL.COM

  • Keith

    @SAUCI O if you download ARC Media you can watch movies no matter where you saved them on your phone.

  • TNJ

    Can ny1 tell me how to send a text convo to as an email? It was an easy option on my blackberry. Thanks in advance for ny help

  • Ana

    I need help to remove apps from my screen on my Evo

  • CorporateXSoldier

    Is there no Salesforce app or am I just blind??

  • JGarrett

    My husband couldn’t figure out how to set a ringer that I sent to him from my phone.

    So I decided to dink with it to figure out what the deal is. After downloading (and not receiving any sort of confirmation) it four times, I realized I can view them ONLY in the music app on the phone – does not download to the ringtones. But from there I cannot move it to the ringtones area to set it as a ringer for anything. This is seriously really annoying.

    I was reading on here on how to set ringers and wondering if this works the same way. As “smart” as this phone is, it’s completely assanine that there is no easy way to set a downloaded ringer as a freakin’ ringer as it’s intended to be. I was wanting one of these phones, but with how complicated the interface is, the sucky battery life even WITH the app killer, and the inability to set ringers easily, I don’t think I want one. Seriously.

    Below is what I read on here several times to set different ringers for things…does this also apply to my question? Thank you very much.

    “u have to connect your Evo to your computer, go to the task bar at the top of you phone and pull that down, tap DISK DRIVE then done, go to “my computer” on your computer and click REMOVABLE F, click the file folder titled MEDIA open audio then notifications and paste what MP3 music file you want to use for notification sounds there. once placed there u will be able to set text messages and other notifications to the sounds you want… hope this is clear..”

  • JGarrett

    Continued from 118. JGarrett: Oh, and I see that it’s directions to set up on a WINDOWS operating system. I own an Apple. Please no haters, no retarded comments because I’m a diehard Mac-lover and will NEVER EVER go back to a windows having worked on both. Anyhow, I need directions on how to do this on a Mac, please and thank you.

  • JGarrett

    Continued from 118 and 119. MAC USERS! :) For a Mac to move downloaded sounds to the notifications folder, sync phone to computer as “disk drive”, wait till the icon appears. Double click to open, then open a second folder. One folder is to find the ringer and the other is to drop it into. You’ll find the downloaded ringer in the “downloaded” folder, then just drag and drop into the notifications folder located in Media > Audio > Notifications.

    BUT here is the problem I’ve discovered. NOTIFICATIONS and RINGERS are different. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to use a NOTIFICATION as a RINGER. Ringers are not viewable when synced to the computer. I thought I could just move what I wanted as a ringer to the ringer folder, but alas, there isn’t one. Sooo I thought there would be a way to set the ringer on his phone to the ringer I sent him (downloaded). But no, I cannot. I don’t see any way to do this. That is stupid. I loathe this phone right now.

    So in short, how do you use a downloaded sound as a ringtone for a contact if the ringtone doesn’t show up in the selections and can’t be simply moved like sounds can be to the notifications folder? Make sense? I’ve not seen this specifically answered, other than downloading an app called Ringo.

    Thank you.

  • 64brother

    I downloaded the video caller id app… the free one at 1st… i also downloaded the youtube downloader app for videos i wanted to set at caller id ringtones& it didnt work after like a full month of working, ive got 3 new phones and i download it and it works 1 time… and thats it it will not work after that! and help would be great

  • Txtrace

    @kim…..i had that problem as well so last night i reloaded facebook and that fixed it.

    I can’t figure out how to delete an app that doesnt show up when i go into market/downloads. Can anyone help?

  • dre

    Can I set songs for callers to hear and if so please explain how

  • sasscuba

    Txtrace all you do is go to settings and click applications, then manage applications then find your app and click delete.

  • mowgli5

    #122 Press the menu button, got to Settings, select Applications, choose Manage applications, press and hold down the app you want to delete and you’ll see what options are available particular for that app.

  • al baalbaki

    no Arabic fonts or keyboard.i MISS MY IPHONE.

  • al baalbaki

    WHO IS ANSWERING ALL THE QUESTIONS ??

  • bossmann

    #123 You can go to http://www.youmail.com and upload your contact list then preset ring tones for each person. Be sure to go to the market on your android and get the youmail app. It’s FREE.

  • bossmann

    #123. Not sure if previous answer saved. But you can go to http://www.youmail.com and up load your contacts then preset the ring back tone for any contact. Be sure to go to market on your android and get the youmail app. It’s all FREE.

  • ptwarrior

    For the life of me I can not understand WHY we can not assign a custom email and SMS ringtone. I tired:

    ” If your trying to chang the diffrent notifications sounds for text and email this is how to.. (for HTC Evo 4G phones). Connect your Evo to your computer, go to the task bar at the top of the screen, pull that down, tap DISK DRIVE touch done, go to “my computer” on your computer and click REMOVABLE F, click the file folder titled MEDIA open audio>notifications then paste what MP3 music file you want to use for notification sounds there. Once placed there u will be able to set text messages and other notifications to the sounds you want.”

    but this does not work as my computer see’s the drive but not a inserted disk. Therefore, no folders to open and paste into.

    Has anyone a soltion for custom ringtones for email and SMS?

  • Josh

    I just got this phone and its awesome but i notice that the battery doesn’t last that long but its a good phone.

  • lolo

    I know you can set separate ringtones for contacts but I want to put a rintone for my texts but can’t find how to do it…anyone know how.???

  • Cay

    I just got the EVO and i wanted to know if i put my old SD card in the EVO can i upload all my pics from that card and Save the to the EVO? I know u can do it with the Samsung Moment so i thought maybe u could also do it with the EVO but i could not figure it out> Please help

  • Mark

    I saw today that the blockbuster app appeared on my HTC EVO 4G. I did not download this app and when I went to the android market to delete it like any other app, It was not there. Now it will not go away and I want it GONE. Does anybody know how to help with this?

  • Aaron

    To all complainers about the battery. I just received my HTC EVO 4G and it came with a attachable extra battery to twice the amount of power mabye you should look into that

  • Shawn

    @Mark (#134 )

    The Blockbuster app is part of the recent software update 3.70.651.1. If you’re not rooted then there is no way to uninstall the app.

  • http://www.johnheld.com John Held

    On my phone contact list I have no problem adding new names and #’s but how to I delete old contacts?

  • merk

    My internet isn’t working fast and my videos are stopping in the middle and saying can’t play video plz help…. is there any way to fix those problems

  • merk

    My videos aren’t playing on my evo its buffering for a few seconds
    then saying video can not be played and my internet is working slow…. plz help Thankz

  • kendra

    How can I lock just my text messages and pictures

  • http://facebook joe

    I switch from att to sprint this month but i later realized that all sprint cell phones are not GSM. i hope att have the same HTC EVO 2011 0r 2012 so i can buy it.All att cell phones are GSM.

  • Javie

    Alot of u guys sound like idiots.. u just have to actually look.. the phone can play avi files just get the app.. avi player.. u can put ring tones for everything just get ringdriod and hanscent sms..

  • Eugene

    I take videos with my evo but cannot play them on my computer after i download them to it. What software can I download on my computer that will play the videos I download to my computer?

  • FrankTheTank

    I want to connect my outlook from work to my EVO. When I enter my email address and password into the phone it does not work. I have tried every setting and still can not get it to work. I outlook 2007 at work along with a webmail log in to check email from home and it still wont work. Can anyone help?

  • Ric

    Ok… just got the Evo. Upgraded from a Blackberry lm fairly overwhelmed.
    The one thing I just can’t figure out is how to save pictures from the web. Can someone PLEASE help me ?
    Ramsstl at AOL. Thanks in advance

  • Steve

    #13
    shut the f up. you’re a d-bag

  • joey

    @ matt & mary (post 49) [I]you can go to your gmail account from your laptop, you can edit your contacts there[/I]

    Matt, what if you can’t get to GMail from your work site?

    I had 300 contacts in my BBerry, and then I synced to my home Outlook. they replicated, and now I have 655 in my HTC-evo4g.

    can I do a “complete erase” of the contacts in the phone & start over?

    I have my BBerry backups, can I import one of those? (that’s the original 300 contacts I need)

  • Drkman7

    Why is it when you have a contact that is linked with Google & Facebook, you switch the contact picture to the Google contact picture, it switches back to the Facebook contact picture??

  • Dice

    Cant get Evo to play on TV w/ HMDI cord. Can get sound but no video. MP4 file being used – any help would be appreciated.

    • Jamelfbabypleasesaythebaby

      Go to your video settings, put the resolution to 720p. hook the hdmi up and now it will work

  • Jarvis

    Answering question 116 you remove Apps by going into your settings and click on Applications and then click on manage Apps and then chose what u want 2 delete.

  • Jarvis

    I got a nice App for you ringtone Lovers out there download Videotonez it plays da videos for ringtones just download videos of ur choice and once inside u must enable video tonez then when ur ready to assign videos click on Manage Contacts click ur Menu button at the bottom of ur phone and ur contacts will appear and u assign the video 2 the choosen contact. Enjoy

  • chapinadecorazon

    I love my evo more than nothing, is wonderfull. I just wanna know if is any app.to contact the blackberries by they pins???

  • becca

    How do I set a callback tone for the HTC evo?

  • j

    I DOWNLOADED THE SKYPE APP. BUT CANT FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE IT. CAN ANYBODY HELP WITH MY PROBLEM. THANX

  • Robert

    My wife has a blackberry (AT&T) and I have the EVO however when she texted me some hearts and kisses they only showed the 3> and not the actual icon…is there away to make this show in the settings???? I have tried all settings and can’t find anything.

    Thank you

  • Gabe

    I got the evo a not to long ago and I was quite dissapointed with the battery but i got this app called juice defender, makes my battery last 4-12 hours longer a must get for evo owners

  • Kristi

    I’m having a problem, I can see received text messaged but can’t see one’s I’ve sent. Anyone know how to fix that?

  • jtjames

    J.
    Fringe is Skype. Download that and it works just fine I really love it as it allows video chat with all my friends that have i-phones, I would buy an i-phone but I truly hate the way they price gouge their customers by charging so much more for their computers than windows machines, even though i would like all apple products I will never buy from them until they are priced competitivly. The people who want to give the appearance of wealth can get ripped off all they want, they like that anyway…

  • amber

    can anyone tell me how to set certain contacts to ring through while my phone is on silent?

  • Gabby Faye

    How do I put my name on my homescreen?
    don’t really want it on the lock screen but can’t figure out how to get it on either one. HELP,HELP,HELP.

  • Cody

    Love the EVO. Best phone I’ve ever seen. From what I hear, the EVO 2 is gonna blow everything away (and it’s supposed to have a much better battery that comes stock).

    My only problem is with the text. When my fat thumbs misspell a word and it’s added into the word bank it totally screws up my normal texting…

    Is there anyway to restore the default word bank outside of restoring the entire phone to default?

  • Brock Poke

    I have to get a new HTC Evo tomorrow because my current one took a dump on it self…is there any way to save my apps (like i saved my contacts) onto my compter so that I dont lose my precious pictures and info that I need? (Also so that I don’t have to go back and DL each app 1 by 1)

  • http://phandroid.com redzone23

    how do i get rid of the browser bar sitting at the top of my window once the page finishes loading? i’ve never noticed it before but when i received my new/refurbished EVO from Asurion the browser just sits there.

  • http://androidphone-tips.blogspot.com/ Android Phone Tips

    hey…how to customize my home screen, i try to move my picture with slideshow but didnot work..??

  • EvoPhx

    Has anyone downloaded Transdroid? It’s basically an app for torrenting files i.e. Azureus Vuze. I set it up as best as I could, but when I try to torrent files it says “Error during communication with server”. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

    Secondly, I went to torrenting websites i.e. Piratebay BtJunkie, etc. and just directly downloaded some audio files. My phone went through the process of downloading it, however I can’t find the files anywhere in my phone. Is there a specific “My Downloads File” or something similar that I can’t find?

    Thanks.

  • EvoPhx

    Found the file via Astro File Manager app…won’t open up to “download” because Transdroid still doesn’t work. Blech!

  • vonjones

    how can i download movis to my evo

  • evoracle

    What app do I have to buy to be able to download video, avi, mp4, files directly to my phone, I got the player, arcmedia is a good player I just need the downloader

  • robert

    how do i get my evo 4 to notify me of a received text message more than once while on vibrtate.

    • Sharice89

      if u go to ur app in the settings it allows u to change the number of reminders

  • http://phandroid.com Charles Varise

    I am locked out of my phone because i bought a locked 4g and dont kno the pattern..how can i get in?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SELICRELIXYV7STIT5D2IJ6R4I David J

      Do a hard reset on the device, with p[hone off hold down volume down button and the power button until a screen pops up that give you the reset option.

  • Sharice89

    what app can i sue to download movies to my phone