Monday, August 30, 2010

Tips for Using the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on one of these devices and thought I'd post a couple of tips that you might not have been aware of.

Most of these can be found in the user's guide that's available here: User's Guide

Taking a screenshot:
While using the device, you can capture an image of a screen. While pressing and holding [BACK], press the Home key. The image will be saved in Gallery

Quickly adjusting the brightness:
You can quickly adjust the display brightness by scrolling left or right on the indicator line of the screen.

Activate your phone's mobile tracker:
If someone inserts a new SIM or USIM card in your device, the mobile tracker feature will automatically send the contact number to specified recipients to help you locate and recover your device.
  • 1.
    In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings → Location and security → Set mobile tracker. 
  • 2. Enter your password and select OK.
  • 3. Enter a phone number including a country code (with +).
  • 4. Enter a sender’s name.
  • 5. Enter the text message to be send to the recipients.

  • Select Save → Accept.

That's it for now, I hope to dig up some more soon and I'll update the page as I discover them.

Happy swiping...