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Buttons and Controls on Your Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic’s first impression can be intimidating with its buttons and controls. That’s because it probably looks unlike any other phone you’ve ever owned or used. So take a few seconds to look around [more…]

Open and Look Inside the Droid Bionic

It rarely happens, but occasionally you might need to open and access your Droid Bionic's inner parts. Unlike some other cell phones, the Droid Bionic is designed to have easily replaceable items that [more…]

Earphones for Your Droid Bionic

Your Droid Bionic most likely didn’t come with earphones. That’s not a reason to give up on the concept. In fact, the nice people who sold you the Droid Bionic might have tossed in a set of earbud-style [more…]

Where to Safely Keep Your Droid Bionic

Find a place for your Droid Bionic to stay when you’re not taking it with you. Make the spot consistent: on top of your desk or workstation, in the kitchen, on the nightstand ¯ you get the idea. Phones [more…]

Set Up Droid Bionic for the First Time

To turn on the Droid Bionic for the first time, press its Power Lock button for a second or so. You see the Motorola logo, the word Droid, and some fancy graphics and animation. After a moment, you hear [more…]

How to Turn on the Droid Bionic

Unlike turning on the Droid Bionic for the first time, turning it on at any other time isn’t that involved. In fact, under normal circumstances, you probably won’t turn off the phone that much. [more…]

How to Wake the Droid Bionic

Most of the time, you don’t turn off your Droid Bionic. Instead, the phone does the electronic equivalent of falling asleep. Either the phone falls asleep on its own [more…]

Open a Google Account for Your Droid Bionic

You absolutely must have a Google account to use with your Droid Bionic phone. Perhaps it’s the big with Google hint on the phone’s back cover. Or, it might be that the phone initially begs you to set [more…]

Configure Your Google Account on the Droid Bionic

If you haven’t yet configured a Google account for your Droid Bionic, follow the steps in the preceding section and then continue with these steps: [more…]

How to Put Your Droid Bionic to Sleep

You can dismiss your Droid Bionic from existence in one of three ways. The first way is to put the phone to sleep, to snoozeit; the second is to turn off the phone; and the third is to hibernate it. [more…]

Hibernate, Sleep or Turn Off the Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic has a sleep option, and another type of Sleep mode that’s deeper than regular Sleep mode. Some call it hibernation because it’s similar to the Hibernation mode found on Windows computers [more…]

How to Use the Droid Bionic's Soft Buttons

Below the Droid Bionic touchscreen are four buttons labeled with four icons. They’re soft buttons, and they perform specific functions no matter what you’re doing on the phone. The table lists the soft [more…]

Work the Droid Bionic Touchscreen

The touchscreen on the Droid Bionic works in combination with one or two of your fingers. You can choose which fingers to use, or whether to be adventurous and try using the tip of your nose, but touch [more…]

Set the Volume on the Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic’s volume control is found on the right side of the phone as it’s facing you. Press the top part of the button to raise the volume. Press the bottom part of the button to lower the volume [more…]

Google Voice for the Droid Bionic

Perhaps the best option for working your voice mail on the Droid Bionic is something called Google Voice. It’s more than just a voice mail system: You can use [more…]

Accessories for Your Droid Bionic

You might consider obtaining some other items and accessories to enhance your mobile communications experience with your Droid Bionic. These items can be obtained at the Phone Store or online at [more…]

How to Safely Carry Your Droid Bionic

The compact design of the Droid Bionic is perfect for a pocket or even the teensiest of party purses. It’s well designed so that you can carry your phone in your pocket or handbag without fearing that [more…]

Change the Orientation of the Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic features an accelerometer gizmo. It’s used by various apps to determine in which direction the phone is pointed or whether you’ve reoriented the phone from an upright to a horizontal position [more…]

Make a Phone Call on the Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic, of course, actually makes phone calls. It can also receive phone calls, as long as other people, also equipped with cell phones (or even telephones), know your phone number. To place [more…]

Droid Bionic Options While on a Call

You can do other things while you’re making a call on the Droid Bionic: Just press the Home button to run an application, read old e-mail, check an appointment, or do whatever. Activities such as these [more…]

Signal Strength and the Network Icon in Droid Bionic

Two technical-looking status icons appear to the left of the current time atop the Droid Bionic screen. These icons represent the network the phone is connected to and its signal strength. [more…]

Dial a Contact on the Droid Bionic

Because your Droid Bionic is also your digital Little Black Book, one of the easiest methods for placing a phone call is to simply dial one of the folks on your Contacts list. Follow these steps: [more…]

Droid Bionic: Voice Dial People You Call Often

Because the Droid Bionic is sort of a computer, it keeps track of your phone calls. Also, you can voice dial and you can flag as favorites certain people whose numbers you want to keep handy. You can take [more…]

Receive Calls on Your Droid Bionic

Several things can happen when you receive a phone call on your Droid Bionic. It seems simple enough, but some parts of the basic phone operation may be new to you or may be the source of confusion. [more…]

Use the Droid Bionic's Text Message Reply

When you dismiss an incoming call on your Droid Bionic, you may see a pop-up menu similar to the one shown. That’s the Text Message Reply feature in action: Choose an option to send the caller a quick [more…]

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