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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…]

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…]

Connect Your Droid Bionic to a Computer

The most direct way to mate a Droid Bionic with a computer is to use a USB cable. Coincidentally, a USB cable comes with the phone. It’s a match made in heaven, but, like many matches, it often works less [more…]

Droid Bionic: Configure the USB Connection

Upon successful connection of your Droid Bionic to a computer, you have the option of configuring the USB connection. You have several choices, as shown in this figure. [more…]

Disconnect the Droid Bionic from the Computer

When you’re using any USB connection option other than Charge Only, you must properly disconnect the phone from the computer. Never just yank out the USB cable. Doing so can damage the phone’s storage, [more…]

Sync Your Droid Bionic to a Computer

The synchronizing procedure involves hooking your Droid Bionic to a computer and then swapping information back and forth. This process can be done automatically by using special software, or it can be [more…]

Manually Sync Your Droid Bionic to Your Computer

When you can’t get software on your computer to synchronize automatically with your Droid Bionic, you have to resort to doing a manual connection. Yes, it can be complex, but it’s often the only way to [more…]

Understand Storage on Your Droid Bionic

Information stored on your Droid Bionic (pictures, videos, music) is kept in two places: on the removable MicroSD card and on the phone’s internal storage. That’s about all you need to know, though if [more…]

Connect Your Droid Bionic to an HDMI Monitor

The Droid Bionic has the ability to project its media — pictures, video, and music — onto other devices. As you would expect, getting the phone to connect to other media devices isn’t the simplest task [more…]

Droid Bionic: Share Media with DLNA

After wandering into the land of mysterious acronyms, you’ll encounter one DLNA, which stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. Your Droid Bionic is a DLNA device, which means that it can easily share [more…]

Droid Bionic: Create an Unlock Pattern

The Droid Bionic unlock pattern is perhaps the most popular, and certainly the most unconventional, way to lock the Droid Bionic screen. The pattern must be traced on the touchscreen to unlock the phone [more…]

Assign Your Droid Bionic a Password

Perhaps the most secure way to lock the Droid Bionic screen is to apply a full-on password. Unlike a PIN (a code between 4 and 16 numbers long. It contains only numbers, 0 through 9), a [more…]

Droid Bionic: Change Various Screen and Call Settings

Here are a smattering of settings you can adjust on the phone — all made from, logically, the Settings screen. To get there from the Home screen, press the Menu soft button and choose the Settings command [more…]

Droid Bionic: Noise and Accessibility Options

The Droid Bionic has a plethora of options and settings for you to adjust. You can fix things that annoy you or make things better to please your tastes. The whole idea is to make the phone more usable [more…]

Droid Bionic: Monitor the Battery

The Droid Bionic displays the current battery status at the top of the screen, in the status area, next to the time. The icons used to display battery status are shown in this figure. [more…]

Droid Bionic: Manage Battery Performance

A nifty screen on the Droid Bionic reviews which activities have been consuming power when the phone is operating from its battery. The informative screen is shown in this figure. [more…]

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