Get the most out of your Droid X2 smartphone by using these handy tricks and techniques. You'll boost Droid X2 expertise, save time, and (perhaps) impress your non-techie friends. Have a look at the following tips:

  • Dictation! You can speak into the phone as an effective and quick alternative to using the onscreen keyboard.

  • Long-press the Home soft button to recall recently used apps.

  • Use the Rich Locations app to help you find places you frequent.

  • Feel free to add and remove icons and widgets on the Home screen as you see fit. It's your Home screen.

  • To better help you move the cursor on the screen, long-press the text. Use the magnifier bubble that appears to properly position the cursor.

  • Press and hold a key on the onscreen keyboard to confirm that your stubby fingers have selected the right character.

  • Quickly put the Droid X2 into vibration mode by pressing the Volume down button until the phone jiggles.

  • When you're on the phone, press the Power Lock button to lock the phone and turn off the touchscreen.

  • The three things that consume the most battery juice are Navigation, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi networking, in that order.

  • Whenever possible, use the Droid X2's Wi-Fi Internet connection, to avoid incurring data usage charges.

  • Use the Search soft button to look for information on the phone, on the Internet, or in a specific app.