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.

You can also view the Settings screen by choosing the Settings app from the App menu.

  • Screen brightness: Choose Display and then choose Brightness. The Automatic Brightness setting uses the phone’s magical light sensor to determine how bright it is where you are. If you disable this setting, you can move the slider on the screen to specify how bright the display appears.

  • Screen timeout: Choose Display and then choose Screen Timeout. Select a time-out value from the list. This duration specifies when the phone goes into Snooze mode.

  • Ringer volume: Choose Sound and then choose Volume. Use the sliders to specify how loud the phone rings for incoming calls (ringtones) and media and alarms. If you place a check mark by the Notifications item, the Ringtone setting also applies to notifications. Touch OK when you’re done.

  • Call Connect: Choose Sound and place a check mark by the option Call Connect. Whenever a new call comes in, you hear a sound, alerting you to the new call. This option is especially helpful when you use the Droid Bionic to listen to music.

  • Network Lost Tone: Choose Sound and then place a check mark by the option Network Lost Tone. The Droid Bionic plays a tone whenever a phone call is dropped because of a poor network connection.

  • Keep the phone awake when plugged in: Choose Applications and then choose Development. Place a check mark by the option Stay Awake.

  • Adjust the keyboards: Choose Language & Keyboard and then choose Multi-Touch Keyboard. A smattering of interesting options appears — options you can set when they please you or deactivate when they annoy you.

  • Disable automatic word correction and suggestions: To halt the keyboard’s (often incorrect) spell checking and suggestions, choose Language & Keyboard and then Multi-Touch Keyboard. On the Multi-Touch Keyboard Settings screen, you find options for automatic word correction and suggestions: Remove the check marks by Show Suggestions and Auto-Correct Errors when either feature vexes you.