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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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.