Readers' Tips in 2007
I’m really happy that the messageboard has taken off and many of you have been participating in the discussion. You shared lots of knowledge with others, answered many questions coming from new or experienced users. Thanks to everyone who participated, it would be quiet around here without you.
I went through every topic on the messageboard and compiled a list of the most popular/interesting questions and replies. Check it out, you might find answers to some of your questions.
Top Readers’ Tips in 2007
Q: How do I customize a home screen?
A: Go to Tools – Settings – Phone – Standby Mode – Active Standby Apps. (this is where you can change the 6 icon that are displayed on your home screen. If you are using a mailbox, you can select Active Standby Mailbox
Q: How can I update to the latest firmware?
A: Check out this article How To Update Your Nokia Phone Software
Q: Any tips on how to use my E50 as a webcam on the PC?
A: There’s a software called Mobiola that can do that.
Q: Anyone having problems sending E50 SMS text messages? Takes over a minute to send a small one.
A: Try SMS Accelerator. It should speed things up.
Q: I have successfully connected my E50 with my Gmail account but it seems to be downloading “All Mail” rather than just my “Inbox” so I cancelled the operation. Anyone know how I limit it to the half-dozen or so emails in the “Inbox” rather than the hundreds in “All Mail”?
A: Yeah, there’s a way: Menu->Messaging->Press “Options” (left soft key)->Settings->E-Mail->Select your inbox from the inboxes list (I´ll assume it’s called “Gmail”)->Retrieval Settings. There you can set max email size, and how many emails from the inbox. For example, if you select “30”, the 30 newest emails will be retrieved.
Q: Is there any way to change the T9 language from within the browser? I usually do SMS in spanish and internet in english, so I change often.
A: Yes, you can select the T9 language by pressing the edit key which is located on the right side of your phone (the button with a small pencil on it).
Q: The Q8310 had the excellent feature that auto-silenced the ringtone when there was an appointment in the calender. Is this possible on the E50?
A: E50 can’t switch profiles based on the calendar events but I recommend you Best Profiles application.
Q: I’m going to sell my phone. How to wipe all personal data?
A: Just type in *#7370# and follow the instructions. That erases everything personal from your phone. Don’t forget to format the MicroSD card afterwards.
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