Just got a new phone the Moto Q and I’ve already did some quick tweaks too basically make the battery life last longer. The tweak for me involves turning off Bluetooth and EVDO because I’m not using either of these features. I can always turn them back on but for the time being I’m going to use the phone for making calls and doing text messaging. So extending the battery life is the first priority and these are the first things I did.
Mod 1: Turn off infrared: go to Start > Settings > Connections > Beam > make sure “Receive incoming beams” is unchecked
Mod 2: Turn off Bluetooth or turn off Bluetooth when not in use: go to Start > Bluetooth > Bluetooth Manager > Settings > Select “Bluetooth OFF”
Mod 3: Shorten Display time out: – go to Start > Settings > Power Management > Display time out [this ranges from 5 seconds to 10 minutes, or Never
Mod 4 Disable EVDO to increase battery life: type ##33284# and press send >Scroll Down to Field Test Menu > HDR Preference > CDMA
1x will now be showing at the home screen meaning it’s a slower connection which is the equivalent to dial-up versus EVDO which is like high speed DSL however it will GREATLY increase battery life.
More to come
Other areas that I just found out are:
Removing an App that was installed: go to Start > Settings > More > Remove Applications
Installing Custom ringtones:
Part 1: Open ActiveSync on your pc > Double click My windows Mobile Powered Device > Application Data > Sounds > Copy ringtone into this folder
Part 2 go to Start > Settings > Sounds > Ring Tone and Press the Navigation Key Remove Applications
Automatic Profile Settings: If “Automatic” profile is set, your Q will switch your profile automatically depending on your schedules and others. For example, if you have a meeting in your calendar, it will switch to “Meeting” profile during that time and switch back when it is done.
Quick Key Lock Feature: Press Home and then Spacebar to lock your phone quickly, without having to hold down the Home button. Very useful because I found that I would hit buttons while it was in my pocket unlocked.
Call History: To view recent call history incoming missed and outgoing: Press “Spacebar” at the Home Page to access the Recent Call List or Press the “Send” button. This Is one area that I must say is not the easiest to read when you’re trying to see who has called you.
Quick access to voicemail: press and hold the number 1 button