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How to Make a Conference Call on an Android Phone

A conference call is one where you call multiple people at the same time, and you can all speak to each other. Using your Android phone, you make one call and then [more…]

How to Forward Calls on an Android Phone

Call forwarding is the process by which you reroute an incoming call with your Android phone. For example, you can send to your office all calls you receive while you’re on vacation. Then you have the [more…]

How to Set Music as a Ringtone on an Android Phone

Ringtones can be lots of fun. They uniquely identify your Android phone’s jingle, especially when you forget to mute your phone and you’re hustling to turn the thing off because everyone in the room is [more…]

How to Set Up Carrier Voice Mail on an Android Phone

The most basic form of voice mail is the free voice-mail service provided by your cell phone company. This standard feature has few frills and nothing that stands out differently, especially for your nifty [more…]

Google Voice on Android Phones

One good alternative for your standard voice mail is something called Google Voice. It’s more than just a voice mail system: You can use Google Voice to make phone calls in the United States, place cheap [more…]

How to Import Android Phone Contacts from Your Computer

Your computer’s e-mail program is doubtless a useful repository of contacts you’ve built up over the years. You can export these contacts from your computer’s e-mail program and then import them into your [more…]

How to Create a New Android Phone Contact Using Its Location

Your Android phone’s address book is stored in an app traditionally named Contacts. Your cell phone may use a different app, such as the People app found on HTC phones, but the idea is the same: It’s the [more…]

How to Add a Picture to an Android Phone Contact

The simplest way to add a picture to an Android phone contact is to have the image already stored in the phone. You can snap a picture and save it, grab a picture from the Internet, or use any image already [more…]

How to Attach Media to a Text Message on an Android Phone

Even though the term texting sticks around, this cell phone feature has for some time had the ability to send media along with text. You can attach a picture, a video, an audio attachment, or a number [more…]

Set Up Web-Based E-mail on an Android Phone

The Android Email app, which might be called Mail, is used to connect to non-Gmail electronic mail, such as the standard mail service provided by your Internet service provider [more…]

Set Up ISP E-mail on an Android Phone

To add an e-mail account provided by your Internet service provider (ISP) or office to your Android phone, you have to work the manual setup. The steps are involved, but as long as you have the details [more…]

How to Use Web Bookmarks on an Android Phone

Bookmarks are those electronic breadcrumbs you can drop as you wander the web. Need to revisit a website from your Android phone? Just look up its bookmark. This advice assumes, of course, that you bother [more…]

How to Download Information to an Android Phone

For the sake of your Android phone, a download is a transfer of information from another location to your phone. When you send something from the phone, you [more…]

Web Controls, Settings and Options on an Android Phone

More options and settings and controls exist for the Android phone Browser app than just about any other app on any Android phone. It’s complex.

The home page [more…]

How to Add Social Network Accounts to an Android Phone

The Internet is bursting with social networking opportunities. So is your Android phone. But before you can get anything started, you need to harbor a few accounts on some of the popular social networking [more…]

How to Post to Facebook from an Android Phone

The Facebook for Android app is the best way to enjoy the Facebook experience on your Android phone. You can use the main Facebook app screen to do most of the Facebook things you can do on the web, including [more…]

Basics of Google Talk for Android Phones

Get started with Google Talk by starting the Talk app on your Droid phone. Like all apps, it can be found on the App menu of your Android phone, though you may be lucky and find the Talk app shortcut right [more…]

Basics of Skype for Android Phones

The Skype app is used the world over as a free way to make Internet phone calls and to video-chat. Plus, if you’re willing to pony up some money, you can make inexpensive calls to phones around the world [more…]

How to Build Your Skype Contact List on an Android Phone

Text, voice, and video chat on Skype over the Internet are free. If you can use a Wi-Fi connection, you can chat on your Android phone without incurring a loss of your cellular plan’s data quota. Before [more…]

How to Chat with Skype on an Android Phone

You can text-chat with any Skype user on your Android phone; it works similarly to texting, though with no maximum-character limitations. The only restriction is that you can chat only with other Skype [more…]

Map App Functions on an Android Phone

Start the Maps app on your Android phone by choosing Maps from the App menu, or you may find a shortcut to the Maps app lurking on the Home screen. If you’re starting the app for the first time or if it [more…]

How to Add Layers to a Map on an Android Phone

You add details from the Maps app on your Android phone by applying layers: A layer can enhance the map’s visual appearance, provide more information, or add other fun features to the basic street map, [more…]

How to Locate Yourself and Others with an Android Phone

The Maps app on an Android phone shows your location as a blue dot or compass arrow on the screen. But where is that? To find your current street address, or any street address, long-press a location on [more…]

How to Locate Addresses on an Android Phone

The Maps app on an Android phone can help you find places in the real world, just as the Browser app helps you find places on the Internet. Both operations work basically the same way: [more…]

How to Get Directions on an Android Phone

Thanks to its various direction and navigation features, the Maps app on an Android phone is waiting to be your copilot. It’s just like having a backseat driver, but one who knows where they’re going and [more…]

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