Motorola DROID User Manual

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  • Page 1 User Guide...
  • Page 3 On your computer—Go to DROID™ by Motorola DROID by Motorola gives you a premium browsing So, whether you want to read, watch, or play, we can and messaging experience with the very latest from help. Google™, all in a thin touch QWERTY slider.
  • Page 4: Your Phone

    Your phone the important keys & connectors Power Key When you open or turn your phone, Press to put the screen adjusts for you. the display to sleep, or hold 3.5mm Headset Jack to turn on or off. Volume Keys Micro USB Connector Touchscreen...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Let’s go let’s get you up and running Let’s go ........3 Touchscreen &...
  • Page 6: Touchscreen & Keys

    Tip: Remember to write down your user name and Touchscreen & keys password, and keep them in a safe place. a few essentials Turn it on & off Touch tips To turn on your phone, press and Here are some tips on how to navigate around your hold Power (on top of the phone.
  • Page 7: Key Tips

    Drag You can also zoom in or out by moving your fingers apart or pinching your fingers together on the screen. To scroll through a list or move slowly, drag across Alex Pico the touchscreen. Try it: In To zoom in, touch the home screen, touch with two fingers, Dan Smith...
  • Page 8 hold Home to show the last few apps you used, Adjust volume then touch an app to open it. Press the volume keys to Touch Search for text search, or touch and hold for change the ring volume (in voice search. the home screen), or the Volume Keys earpiece volume (during a...
  • Page 9: Home Screen

    Home screen The home screen extends beyond what you see on the screen to give you more room for adding quick access to the things you need most shortcuts, widgets, and more. Flick the home screen left and right to see more panels or to add widgets or Quick start: Home screen shortcuts.
  • Page 10: App Menu

    Shortcuts from one running app to another, touch and hold Home to see what apps are already open, then To add shortcuts to the home screen, open the app touch the one you want. You can view up to the last six menu (see below), then touch and hold the shortcut apps that you ran.
  • Page 11: Calls

    Icons on the right tell you about phone status: Calls it’s good to talk Bluetooth® active network (full signal) GPS active network (roaming) Quick start: Calls Wi-Fi® active downloading Dialing options volume voicemail message Phone Find it: vibrate 3G (fastest data) silent flight mode mute call...
  • Page 12: Recent Calls

    In-call options Enter numbers during a call To enter numbers during a call, touch Dialpad. During a call: Speaker • To use a Bluetooth® device, touch Add Call Dialpad Bluetooth. (The device must be Add call Add call Add call Dialpad Dialpad Dialpad...
  • Page 13 Conference calls Note: Your mobile device can use AGPS satellite signals to help emergency services find you (“GPS & To start a conference call, call the first number. After AGPS” on page 49). they answer, touch Add call and call the next number. When the next number answers, touch Merge call.
  • Page 14: Web

    Connect you don’t need a PC, surf the web with your phone Your phone uses the mobile phone network (over the air) to connect to the Web automatically. Quick start: Browser Note: Your service provider may charge to surf the Browser Find it: Web or download data.
  • Page 15: Google Maps

    Select links Google Maps™ When you touch a where you are, where you’re going link, your phone Baseball Dayton Team - Note: This feature is not available in all areas. Check Get the latest Baseball Dayton high school Baseball news, rankings, schedules, stats, scaores, results & athletes. . .
  • Page 16 Google Maps™ opens by default in “Map mode” . To Touch the search box to view all the results, then learn more about the different map modes, go to touch the one you want. “Select map mode” on page 14. Get directions >...
  • Page 17: Latitude

    Map view Latitude Shows a map, complete with names of streets, rivers, where are your friends & family? lakes, mountains, and borders. This is the default view. Note: This feature is not available in all areas. Check with your service provider. Satellite view Shows map on top of aerial photo.
  • Page 18: Youtube

    invites them to sign in to Latitude with their Google YouTube™ account. go and create your own classic To remove friends: Quick start: YouTube > Latitude to show your friend’s Touch Menu Post that great video you’ve taken and see how many list, then touch a friend in your list.
  • Page 19 YouTube user-generated content web site lets you Your account share videos with YouTube users everywhere. You Log in or create account don’t need a YouTube account to browse and view videos. Find it: Menu > My account Note: If you don’t have a YouTube account, visit To create your YouTube account, touch the “Don’t to find out more.
  • Page 20: Apps For All

    Apps for all After you download an app, the icon for that app appears on the app menu (see “Apps” on page 8). get the app you want Manage & restore apps ™ Android Market To manage your apps, from your phone’s home screen Note: You must set up a Gmail account (see “Gmail”...
  • Page 21: Manage Your Life

    Motorola Mobility, Inc., and Verizon Wireless are not Manage your life responsible for your use of those applications or stay on top of things information you choose to submit or share with others. Specific terms and conditions, terms of use, and...
  • Page 22 Tips Email • To search in Gmail for messages, touch Menu Set up an account > Search. Email Find it: > • To set new email notifications, such as having a The email setup wizard will guide you through setting special sound play when you receive a message, up your email account.
  • Page 23 Calendar Google data synchronization Calendar > Settings > Accounts & sync Find it: > Find it: Menu You can manage your The Google apps on your phone give you access to the September 2009 personal life on the same personal information (emails, events, and Google calendar and contacts) that you have on a computer using Gmail, your business affairs...
  • Page 24: Contacts

    address is the same URL you use to access your Contacts company’s email using the Web on your computer). contacts like you’ve never had before Note: Contact your business IT department for Quick start: Contacts server details. Contacts Touch Next. Find it: Set up your sync options: select email, contacts, or calendar.
  • Page 25: Create Contacts

    Sync with Facebook friends Select the account to save the contact to, then type the contact name and details. When you first log onto Facebook from your phone, you will be prompted to sync your phone’s contacts with your Facebook friends’ profiles, including profile Edit contact pictures.
  • Page 26: Messaging

    Messaging Create messages Messaging > New message sometimes it’s best 2 text, or IM, or email . . . Find it: Enter the recipient and message. In text messages Quick start: Messaging for options, like Insert and emails, touch Menu Messaging smiley or Attach.
  • Page 27: Instant Messages

    Talk Find it: > Instant messages To send and receive instant messages, you can use an Touch to change your online status message. instant messaging app (such as Google Talk™) or your browser. Friends list • To download and use an instant messaging app, Touch to Touch to change Market >...
  • Page 28: Text Entry

    Text entry • To jump to the beginning/end of a line, press Alternate + Scroll think keyboard, now think smaller • To start a new line (email), press Return Typing tips To change text entry settings, change languages, and Here are some tips for using your phone’s keypad: see the dictionary of terms you’ve used, from the >...
  • Page 29: Tips & Tricks

    Tip: Instead of entering text manually, you can touch Tips & tricks the microphone key and simply speak the words. a few handy hints Your phone will convert your spoken words to text. (May not apply to all apps that require text entry.) General tips You must set Orientation to on to use this Note:...
  • Page 30: Personalize

    Battery tips Personalize Want to extend your battery life? Try these: add your personal touch • To turn off automatic applications sync, touch Widgets > Settings > Accounts & sync. Menu To create a new widget: • To turn off Bluetooth® power, touch Menu >...
  • Page 31 Wallpaper Note: Some apps are designed so that your phone can “animate” them by rotating, fading, moving, To apply a new wallpaper: and stretching one or more images. Find an empty spot on your home screen, then touch and hold. Quick launch shortcuts Touch Wallpapers.
  • Page 32: Photos & Videos

    Photos & videos A thumbnail of the photo you’ve just taken is shown on the right. Touch the thumbnail to view it. see it, capture it, share it! • the photo as a wallpaper or contact photo, touch More > Set as. Photos •...
  • Page 33 Share your photo gallery options Gallery > Camera Find it: > Zoom Set the zoom factor to 1X, 2X, 3X, or 4X. To send your photo in a message or post it online: Touch and hold a photo, then touch Share. Exposure Set the exposure to 0, +1, or +2.
  • Page 34 Videos • play the video, touch the video, touch Delete. • delete Record & share videos Find it: Press Camera , then drag the switch up. Video options Note: To get the clearest videos, wipe the lens clean Touch these options in the viewfinder screen to adjust with a soft, dry cloth before you record a video.
  • Page 35: Music

    Play your videos Music Gallery > Camera > select_video Find it: > when music is what you need... Quick start: Music Touch, touch, play—instant music. Just open your music library, then select what you want to play. Music Find it: >...
  • Page 36 With a memory card inserted, and your phone supports removable microSD memory cards. To make showing the home screen, connect a Motorola sure your memory card is installed, go to “Assemble & micro USB data cable from your phone’s micro USB charge”...
  • Page 37: Play Music

    connection. You can’t use the files on your memory Music Find it: > card while it is connected. Touch Mount (if asked) to connect your memory Categories card. Touch to list songs or Albums Songs Playlists Artists On your computer, locate and click on the playlists.
  • Page 38 Music player • Shuffle—Touch Just touch a song or playlist to get going. • Repeat—Touch • Volume—Press the side volume keys. > Library. • View library—Touch Menu Open Playlist > Party • Turn shuffle on/off—Touch Menu shuffle. Shuffle On/Off > Add to •...
  • Page 39: Bluetooth® Wireless

    To add a song to the playlist you’re playing, touch Bluetooth® wireless > Add to playlist in the music player. Menu lose the wires and go wireless To edit, delete and rename playlists, touch and hold the Quick start: Bluetooth wireless playlist, in the music library.
  • Page 40 Note: To extend battery life, turn Bluetooth power off Reconnect devices when not in use. To automatically reconnect your phone with a paired device, simply turn on the device. Connect new devices To manually reconnect your phone with a paired Note: This feature requires an optional accessory.
  • Page 41: Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi® Wi-Fi search & connect home, office, or hotspot To find networks in your range: > Settings > Wireless & Touch Menu Quick start: Wi-Fi networks > Wi-Fi settings. > Settings > Wireless & networks Find it: Menu Touch Wi-Fi to turn on and scan. If Wi-Fi power is >...
  • Page 42: Usb & Memory Card

    Hardware” feature to on your computer. On your your phone showing the home phone, drag down the notification panel (see screen, connect a Motorola micro “Phone status & notifications” on page 8), touch USB data cable from your phone’s Turn off USB storage, and select Turn off USB micro USB port to a USB port on storage.
  • Page 43: Tools

    Tools Management stay on top of things stay in control Alarm clock Wireless manager Alarm Clock > Settings > Wireless & networks Find it: > Find it: Menu To turn on an alarm, touch the Manage all your wireless connections: Wi-Fi®, Alarm Clock check box.
  • Page 44: Security

    Security Set up screen lock help keep your phone safe You can use any of three different methods to manually lock and unlock the screen—draw a screen Quick start: Security unlock pattern, enter a numerical PIN, or enter a password. To select the lock method you want to use, >...
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    You the back cover and battery (“Assemble & charge” on can also contact the Motorola Customer Support page 3), then replace and switch your phone on as Center at 1-800-734-5870 (United States - Android usual.
  • Page 46: Safety, Regulatory & Legal

    Unable to Charge, take the following steps: DON’Ts • Don’t disassemble, crush, puncture, shred, or otherwise attempt to • Remove the battery and inspect it to confirm that it has a “Motorola Original” change the form of your battery. hologram;...
  • Page 47: Battery Charging

    • New batteries or batteries stored for a long time may take more time to charge. enabling a flashing-lights feature (if available) on your mobile device. • Motorola batteries and charging systems have circuitry that protects the battery Discontinue use and consult a physician if any of the following symptoms occur: from damage from overcharging.
  • Page 48: Symbol Key

    arms, shoulders, neck, or other parts of your body. If you continue to have discomfort Symbol Key during or after such use, stop use and see a physician. Your battery, charger, or mobile device may contain symbols, defined as follows: [Nov0109] Symbol Definition...
  • Page 49: Rf Energy Operational Precautions

    Motorola-supplied or approved clip, holder, holster, case, or body harness. If you Specific Absorption Rate (IEEE) do not use a body-worn accessory supplied or approved by Motorola, keep the SAR (IEEE) mobile device and its antenna at least 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) from your body Your model wireless phone meets the governmental when transmitting.
  • Page 50: Fcc Notice To Users

    FCC ID:xxxxxx on the product label. body, as described in this guide, is 1.50 W/kg. Body-worn measurements can differ, Motorola has not approved any changes or modifications to this device by the user. depending upon available accessories and regulatory requirements. The SAR Any changes or modifications could void the user’...
  • Page 51: Smart Practices While Driving

    • Get to know your Motorola mobile device and its features such as speed applications providers, Motorola, and other third parties providing services.
  • Page 52 Motorola or other third-party servers. This security, please follow these recommendations to enhance protection of your information is used to help improve products and services offered by Motorola. information: If you have further questions regarding how the use of your mobile device may •...
  • Page 53: California Perchlorate Label

    Hearing Aid Compatibility with Mobile Don’t drop your mobile device. Phones Some Motorola phones are measured for compatibility with hearing aids. If the box Hearing Aid Compatibility protection for your particular model has “Rated for Hearing Aids” printed on it, the following To help protect your mobile device, always make sure that the battery explanation applies.
  • Page 54: Content Copyright

    Furthermore, packages used in those applications. the purchase of Motorola products shall not be deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license under the copyrights, patents, or...
  • Page 55: Export Law Assurances

    (c) use of the Products or Accessories for commercial accompanied by this written warranty: purposes or subjecting the Product or Accessory to abnormal usage or conditions; or (d) other acts which are not the fault of Motorola, are excluded from coverage.
  • Page 56: Who Is Covered

    What Will Motorola Do? Unauthorized Service or Modification. Defects or damages resulting from Motorola, at its option, will at no charge repair, replace or refund the purchase price service, testing, adjustment, installation, maintenance, alteration, or modification in of any Products, Accessories or Software that does not conform to this warranty. We...
  • Page 58 All features, functionality, and other product specifications, as well as the information contained in this guide, are based upon the latest available information and believed to be accurate at the time of printing. Motorola reserves the right to change or modify any information or specifications without notice or obligation.
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