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Snagged from a post, trying to figure out how to keep this info at my finger-tips. You can try to hard reset it with buttons to see if it will respond but that will erase all of your data.          1. Pull the battery out and reinsert it         2. Hold volume down, home, and power buttons until the reset screen appears         3. Scroll down to wipe data/factory reset (using volume down) and press menu         4. There will be a lot of no's, and one yes. Highlight yes and press menu
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Troubleshoot common issues on your LG Optimus S Troubleshoot SD Card issue on the LG Optimus S Error Message: “Not enough storage space”on the LG Optimus S? Troubleshooting Access Issues on the LG Optimus Screen time out on my LG Optimus S while plugged in Issues with Hotmail on the LG Optimus S
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Find and update software on your LG Optimus S Voice-to-text availability on the LG Optimus S Optimize Battery Life on the LG Optimus S Set Ringtones as Notifications on the LG Optimus S Clear the Call History on the LG Optimus S Does the LG Optimus S have an indicator light? Can the startup sound be changed on the LG Optimus S? Call Waiting on the LG Optimus S Adobe Flash availablity for the LG Optimus S Program your LG Optimus S Android OS **Note you will be directed to the Android OS document section when selecting the links below.  Please use your "Back button" to navigate back to this page. Android OS tips and tricks Why do some apps restart even with a task killer installed? Where to get applications for your Android handset Troubleshoot Downloading Applications in Android Market Transfer pictures to a computer from an Android smartphone Switching Keyboards with Android OS How do I backup my information on an Android handset? How can I delete bookmarks in Android? Does Android support multiple languages for text-to-speech and voice search? Google Android 2.0 - Official Video and User Tips Google Android 2.2 - Official Video Browse the Android Market on your desktop. How to be safe, find trusted apps, & avoid viruses - A guide for those new to Android
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The SD card in your Optimus S may not be detected by your phone when it is powered on. When attempting to take a photo you may see a message to insert SD card, even though there is already an SD card inserted. This is a known issue, and we are working to remedy it through a future handset software update. In the meantime, turn your phone off and then back on again, and it should recognize the SD card. Note: At any time, you can check that you have the latest software version for your phone. For instructions on how to check your software version and update your phone software, refer to Check for Updates. ©2011 By Accessing this site you accept the terms of our Privacy Policy, Sprint Nextel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Copyright and Disclaimer Notice
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Performing the following steps can help you resolve some of the more common device issues that you may experience with your LG Optimus S™. Check and update device software Update the device data profile Power cycle your device Check functionality of applications (smartphones/PDAs) Find and update your device software Just like a computer, the software on your phone needs to be updated periodically to make sure you have all the latest fixes and enhancements to keep it running at optimal performance. Check your current version and perform any needed software updates. Update the device data profile If you are experiencing any data issues, we recommend performing a data profile update. This will refresh your data service parameters such as username and password and help clear out any memory issues that might be affecting your phone. To update your profile: From the Home screen, press Menu and tap Settings Flick down to scroll up and tap About phone Tap System Updates Tap Update Profile Your phone will display the message The network is preparing your data services, Please wait. for approximately 2 minutes while programming is in progress When you see the message The Update is complete, tap OK Once the update is complete, you will see the System Updates screen; just press Home to exit Power cycling By power cycling your phone, you will be able to re-register your phone with the network, which may correct slow down issues, data connection issues and other problems. To power cycle your phone: WARNING: For PDAs and smartphones, performing a power cycle may cause the loss of some unsaved data or information. Before removing the battery, we recommend you save any data or information you want to keep. Turn the phone off Remove the battery Reinstall the battery Turn the phone on Note: It can take several minutes for the phone to restart after removing the battery. It is normal for a white screen and timer icon to display during startup – it is not an indicator that the phone is locked or frozen. Applications If you recently downloaded an application and noticed a difference in your LG Optimus performance, the new application may be causing the problem. To troubleshoot this: Uninstall the new application Power cycle the phone It should now perform as expected. If it does, then you can try to reinstall the application. If you continue to have problems after you reinstall the application, we recommend you uninstall it. If the application came from a third-party vendor and not from a Sprint site, contact the application provider to help you work through the problem. Please keep in mind that if the application you      downloaded came from a Web site other than sprint.com, it may not be a Sprint-supported application. If you continue to have problems after uninstalling  the application, or the application was downloaded from sprint.com, please contact us. ©2011 By Accessing this site you accept the terms of our Privacy Policy, Sprint Nextel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Copyright and Disclaimer Notice
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Just like your computer, your phone's software  needs to be updated periodically to make sure you have all the latest  fixes and enhancements to keep it running at optimal performance. Follow  the steps below to check your current version and perform any needed  updates. Version History Current Version: LS670ZVD Version Date released Description of enhancements/fixes LS670ZVD 3/15/2011 This update removes requirement to download a Sprint ID Pack to complete phone activation. LS670ZVC 2/8/2011 This update fixes: - SD Card detection error - Language set-up issue where incorrect language is selected LS670ZV9 11/17/2010 This update includes additional functionalities, such as: - Remote Wipe - Password policies -  Email enhancements to support setting Out of Office messages, taking  action on meeting requests and search of corporate directory contacts - Exchange Calendar to support deleting or modifying meeting requests - Swype option for the keyboard LS670ZV8 10/31/2010 Initial Release Check the version on your phone To find the software version on your LG Optimus S™: From the Home screen, press Menu and tap Settings Flick up to scroll down and tap About phone Flick up to scroll down and the software version is displayed under SW Version Update your softwareNote: Recommended system updates will be pushed directly to your phone for you to accept for automatic download.To update your Optimus over the air: From the Home screen, press Menu and tap Settings Flick up to scroll down and tap About phone Tap System Updates Your phone will check for updates or display Your system is currently up to date If there is an update, just follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it ©2011 By Accessing this site you accept the terms of our Privacy Policy, Sprint Nextel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Copyright and Disclaimer Notice
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The LG Optimus S comes with 140 MB of internal storage. Many apps and data are stored internally on the device. You can try to move the apps to the memory card, but not all apps can be saved to the memory card. The app has to support this functionality. Also, SMS and MMS messages tend to take up a lot of space. Deleting old messages can improve the available internal memory. To view available storage: 1.    From the home screen, press the Menu key. 2.    Tap Settings. 3.    Tap SD card & phone storage. Note: The amount of available storage is listed under Internal phone storage. To view which apps use the most memory: 1.    From the home screen, press the Menu key. 2.    Tap Settings. 3.    Tap Applications. 4.    Tap Manage applications. 5.    Press the Menu key. 6.    Tap Sort by size. Note: The apps at the top of the list are using the most memory. You can uninstall the apps or clear the data to increase available memory. 7.    Tap the desired app. 8.    Tap Uninstall or Clear data. To delete all text messages and change the settings: 1.    From the home screen, tap Messaging. 2.    Press the Menu key. 3.    Tap Delete threads. 4.    Tap Delete. 5.    Press the Menu key again. 6.    Tap Settings. 7.    Ensure Delete old messages is checked. 8.    Tap Text message limit. 9.    Tap the - (minus) button to decrease the amount and tap Set. 10.  Tap Multimedia message limit. 11.  Tap the - (minus) button to decrease the amount and tap Set. As a last resort, you can perform a master reset. This will return the device to the default factory setting and erase all personal information. Be sure all important information is backed up before performing a master reset.
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Yes, voice-to-text is available on the LG Optimus S. From the on-screen keyboard, tap the microphone icon to use voice-to-text.  In addition, more advanced Voice Actions are accessible by pressing and holding down the Search key.
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The ability to connect to 3G data is dependent on many factors.  There are some handset settings that can affect data connectivity.  If the following settings are correct, more in depth troubleshooting may be required. Confirm handset settings: 1.    From the home screen, press the Menu key. 2.    Tap Settings. 3.    Tap Wireless & networks. 4.    Tap to uncheck Airplane mode and Wi-Fi if necessary. 5.    Scroll to and tap Mobile networks. 6.    Ensure both Data enabled and Data roaming are checked. Update the data profile and PRL: 1.    From the home screen, press the Menu key. 2.    Tap Settings. 3.    Scroll to and tap About phone. 4.    Scroll to and tap Update Profile. 5.    Tap OK. 6.    Tap Update PRL. 7.    Tap OK.
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Problem Some users have reported battery life issues with the LG Optimus S.  While users on a variety of forums point to high time without service readings as a cause, this has not been definitively identified by Google/Sprint/LG as the key contributor to poor battery life. Environment LG Optimus S Android OS Resolution While there is no definitive resolution at this time, some users have reported that toggling Airplane mode On and Off seems to help somewhat.  In addition, there are some general tips to conserve battery life that may be beneficial.  Please see the Conserve Battery Life device simulation in the Device Tutorials for additional specifics. How to turn Airplane mode On of Off: 1.    From the home screen, press the Menu key. 2.    Tap Settings. 3.    Tap Wireless & networks. 4.    Tap Airplane mode to enable. 5.    Tap Airplane mode again to disable. General battery conservation tips: 1.    Disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the Portable Hotspot features when they are not actively being used. (Settings > Wireless & networks) 2.    Turn down the screen brightness. (Settings > Display) 3.    Disable haptic feedback. (Settings > Sound) 4.    Remove home screen widgets that aren’t needed. 5.    Adjust the update frequency for widgets and applications like News, Weather and Email. 6.    Check the settings of frequently used applications for battery conservation options (Push, Peak/Off-Peak settings).
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With Android version 2.2.1, ensure the Stay awake function is disabled for the Screen timeout to function when charging. To disable the Screen timeout: 1.    From the home screen, press the Menu key. 2.    Tap Settings. 3.    Tap Applications. 4.    Tap Development. 5.    Tap Stay awake to uncheck.
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With the LG Optimus S, to use downloaded ringtones as notifications, the ringtones must first be saved to a Notifications folder on the SD card. Once in the folder on the SD card, the ringtones can then be set for specific notifications, within each desired application. Note: The Notifications folder can be created as a new folder directly in the root directory of the SD card; it does not need to be inside any other folder. To create the Notifications folder: 1.    Connect the USB cable from the handset to the computer. On the handset, tap Turn on USB storage. Note: If no prompt appears, tap and drag down the notifications bar and tap USB connected. 2.    Read the message and tap OK. 3.    On the computer, if an AutoPlay window appears, select Open folder to view folders. 4.    A windows will appear showing the contents of the MicroSD card installed on the handset. Click on Make a new folder. 5.    Click on the new folder and rename it Notifications. 6.    Drag and drop the desired ringtones into the Notifications folder. 7.    Once the files are transferred, disconnect the USB cable. To set ringtones for notifications: 1.    From the desired application, press the Menu key. 2.    Tap Settings. Note: The steps may vary slightly depending on the application. For Email, tap More and then tap Settings. 3.    Tap Select ringtone. 4.    Tap the desired ringtone.
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The call history can be cleared either from the phone tab on the home screen or from Contacts on the LG Optimus S. To clear the call log: 1.    From the home screen, tap Contacts. 2.    Tap Call log. 3.    Press the Menu key. 4.    Tap Clear call log. 5.    Tap OK.
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Problem Hotmail emails will not delete from the server after deleting on the LG Optimus S. Environment LG Optimus S with Android 2.2 Resolution With the LG Optimus S running Android 2.2, the option to “delete email from the server” has been removed form the settings of email. To resolve this issue, you will need to delete the current Hotmail configuration and set it up as an Exchange email. To delete an email account: 1.    From within the email application, tap and hold the desired account. 2.    Tap Remove account. 3.    Tap OK. To configure Hotmail via Exchange: 1.    From the home screen, tap the Launcher tab. 2.    Tap Email. 3.    Enter the Email address and Password and tap Manual Setup. Note: If an email account has already been set up, press the Menu key and tap Add account. 4.    Tap Exchange. 5.    Enter the Hotmail address in the Domain\Username field. Note: The Password will be automatically entered from the previous steps. 6.    Enter m.hotmail.com in the Server field. 7.    Tap to select Use secure connection (SSL). 8.    Tap Next. 9.    Tap to set the desired Account options and tap Next. 10.  Enter the desired name in the Give this account a name field. 11.  Tap Done.
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No, the LG Optimus S does not have an indicator light.  Third party applications may be available for audio reminders or pop-ups on the screen when receiving new messages or missing calls.  Please check the Android Market for reminder applications.
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No, the startup sound and volume cannot be change on the LG Optimus S. Note: Third party applications may be available to change the sound.
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With the LG Optimus S, when you are on an active call and another call comes in, the handset will display the incoming call and two sliders to answer or decline the call. Slide the green phone icon to the right to answer the incoming call and the active call you are on will automatically be placed on hold. Tap the Swap calls button to switch between the active calls.
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Is Adobe Flash available for the LG Optimus S? No, the Optimus S does not meet the minimum system requirements Adobe has established for the Android version of Flash. Note: Third party applications and browsers may work as flash through their servers.
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Hands-Free Programming Turn your phone On by pressing and holding the Power button on the top right of the phone The Welcome to LG Optimus S screen will appear;      your phone will contact the network and the activation process will begin Note: Do not touch the screen during this process, even if the screen says to       touch the green Android icon. By touching the screen, you will re-set the       activation process and it will start over. Once completed, you will see the message: Your      device has been activated; press OK to continue You will be prompted to update the PRL; press OK to continue You will then be prompted to update the Firmware;      press OK Your phone will reboot once activation and all updates      are complete When you see the Welcome to LG Optimus S screen again, press Continue Adjust the date and time settings if necessary and      press Next At the Set up accounts screen, select an email      account to set up, Gmail or Other emails Note: Create or sign in to your Google account before you sync your contacts       onto your phone; otherwise, contacts may be erased from your phone if you       sign in after. Follow the on-screen steps to set up your email and      create or sign in to your Google account After you finish setting up your accounts, you will see      a Thank you screen; press Use Phone You will see the message Please wait while we set up      your device services; once complete, you will be taken to the phone's      Home screen Once set up is complete, your LG Optimus S™ will show      the MY ID home screen. Once there, your phone is now ready for use      to make calls and access data Follow the steps below to Download and Install a      Sprint ID Pack Download and Install a Sprint ID Pack Tap the ID icon on the Home screen You will see the Welcome to Sprint ID screen;      tap Continue On the Choose your ID screen, select Get New You will see a list of available Sprint ID Packs;      choose the ID Pack you wish to download and install Note: The Sprint Pack is the only ID Pack that includes the standard       Sprint applications such as Sprint Football Live, NASCAR, Sprint Family       Locator, Sprint TV and TeleNav GPS Navigator After selecting an ID Pack, you will see a screen that      provides a brief description of the ID Pack and information including the      developer name and contact information, applications in the pack, the      version number and screenshots Accept the Terms and Conditions by selecting Agree on the phone screen From the Downloading Screen, select Continue;      the downloading process can take several minutes to complete, depending on      the file size of the ID Pack Note: The moving arrow at the top of the screen indicates that downloading is       in process. For proper downloading, you must be in a Sprint coverage area       and make sure you do not turn the phone off during the download process. You can use your phone while the ID Pack download      completes in the background One-Touch Programming If your phone did not activate successfully with the Hands-Free Programming on the first attempt, you will see a Please wait while we setup your device services message. If this happens, complete the following steps: Press Menu and tap Sprint Zone In Sprint Zone, select Activate My Phone The activation download will begin, and you will see the      message The network is preparing your service. Please wait. Do not      interrupt this process. If the screen goes into sleep mode, you may press      the Power button at the top of the phone to wake it up. Once completed, tap Done and your phone will      reboot Once set up is complete, your LG Optimus S will show      the MY ID home screen. Once there, your phone is now ready for use      to make calls and access data Follow the steps above to Download and Install a      Sprint ID Pack Manual Programming You can use these programming instructions if the Hands-Free and One-Touch steps have failed or if you have a new phone or a used phone activated by a previous owner, and you have completed the Activate your new phone process in My Sprint. Please refer to the page you printed showing the codes you need for these instructions to work. Find the ESN/MEID on your phone. The ESN/MEID      can be found in two places: Underneath the battery in the phone on the right side       of the barcode sticker; turn off the phone and remove the battery to view On the Barcode sticker on the end of the original box,       labeled DEC-HEX Tap Menu on the phone and select the Dialer On your phone dial pad, enter ## followed by the      6-digit programming code you received during online activation, followed      by an additional #. (Example: ##123456#) Note: The last #      entered will not show on the display The Service Program screen will be displayed;      tap Edit Use the touchscreen keypad to type the 10-digit MDN,      then tap OK Use the touchscreen keypad to type the 10-digit MSID,      then tap OK With correct MDN and MSID entered, tap Done Your phone will reboot Tap Menu and select Sprint Zone Click on I Need Help to make sure your data      service is working; your phone will check voice and data connections and      other items to make sure everything is working and updated. Note: In the My Connections section, if you see a red circle next to Data,       it means your data is not working; if this happens, to complete the data       activation process, select Update Profile and select OK at       the confirmation screen Your LG Optimus S is now ready to use to make calls and      access data; press the Home softkey and you will be taken to the      phone's Home screen Follow the steps above to Download and Install a      Sprint ID Pack ©2011 By Accessing this site you accept the terms of our Privacy Policy, Sprint Nextel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Copyright and Disclaimer Notice
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