Tip No. 1 Battery Tips..
Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and will naturally degrade over time. You've probably experienced this with other battery-powered products - you find yourself charging the battery more often as the charge just doesn't seem to hold as often as it once did. Eventually, you may need to replace the internal battery.
There are a couple of things you can do before replacing the battery. Sometimes it's a matter of changing a few settings that will ensure you're getting all the power you can from your battery. Motorola Customer Service can help you with this process over the phone.
Before you call:
Once you've completed this charging cycle, call Motorola Support at 800-734-5870, and the team will diagnose your battery, and recommend setting changes or actions.If your battery does need to be replaced, we offer two battery replacement options:
Additional Battery Tips: 1 1/2
Built-in tools to assist you in optimizing battery life:
Tip No.2 Screen Lock..
How does my screen lock and unlock features work with the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade?
With Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) your device now has several different lock options available.
To access your lock options, touch > Settings > Security.
Screen Lock Options
The Lock Screen on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream sandwich) uses two timers. The first timer is the "Sleep" timer which turns off the device display to extend battery life. You can turn the display on and swipe to unlock. The second timer called the "Automatic lock" timer turns on security features like pin, pattern, password or face unlock and protects the device from unknown users. This "Automatic lock" timer begins after the "Sleep" timer expires and you will be asked to enter personally recognizable data like pin, pattern, password or the face unlock when the display is powered on.To adjust the "Automatically lock" timer go to Settings > Security > Automatically lock > Select desired time frame.To adjust the "Sleep" setting go to Settings > Display > Sleep > Select desired time frameIf you are using facial recognition and do not want the "slide to unlock" to appear, set the "automatic lock" timer to "5sec".Power button instantly locksThere is a new option in Android 4.0.4 which will automatically lock the device when the display is on and the power button is pressed. As soon as the power button is pressed your device will lock.To activate the "Power button instantly locks" setting, go to Settings > Security > Toggle the Power button instantly locksIt is important to note your phone may contain security policies set by your IT administrator which may override any settings you attempt to set under screen security. For example, if you set your phone to automatically lock for 30 minutes and phone locks after 10 minutes, it may be due to security policies set by your IT Administrator. Please contact your IT Admin for more information.
To unlock the screen, press the Power key, then touch and flick to .To lock the screen, press the Power key, or let the screen time out (don't press anything).Tip: To add a message to the lock screen:1. From the home screen, touch > System settings.2. Touch Security > Owner info and type your message.
Set screen lockDepending how you use your phone, you may want to set some form of automatic screen lock to prevent unauthorized access. If a screen lock has been set, the screen locks when your phone's display goes to sleep. It is important to note your phone may contain security policies set by your IT administrator which may override any setting you attempt to set under screen securityBefore setting a screen lock it is important to note that you will need your Gmail / Google Account credentials to reset any security lock, so please do not set a security lock on your device without first setting up a valid Gmail/Google Account you can remember and access.To adjust your phone's lock settings:1. From the Home screen touch > Settings2. Touch Security > Screen lock.3. Touch the type of lock you want and follow the onscreen instructions.
If you have previously set a lock, you must enter the pattern, PIN, or password to unlock the lock settings.4. You can choose among these lock options, listed in approximate order of strength: Slide, Face Unlock, Pattern,Pin, and PasswordAfter you set a lock here, a lock screen displays whenever your screen wakes up, requesting the pattern, PIN, or other specified key
Face unlock may be grayed out due to security policies set by your IT administrator which may override any setting you attempt to set under screen security. Contact your IT admin for more information.
Tip No.3 Basic ways to navigate around your DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX
There are a couple of basic ways to navigate around your phone. Watch for these common elements and you'll get what you need in any app.
After you open an app, check for an action bar at the top, which includes:
Note that two navigation buttons are similar, but work differently. Repeatedly touch the Up button at the top left of the screen to return to the main screen of the current app. Or touch at the bottom of the touchscreen to reopen the previous screen, regardless of its source.
Some apps use tabs at the top of the screen to keep things organized.
Touch a tab that you want to open:
The opened tab is underlined with highlighter.
Touch a tab at the edge or flick the tab bar to scroll to more tabs:
Swipe left/right below the tab bar to scroll through multiple screens, and even scroll across tabs:
Look for tabs in and and .
Updated by B33 Aug. 04 2012
Tip No. 4 -- Store photos and videos on your memory card
You can store photos and videos in the internal memory of the phone or on the memory card. If you're taking lots of photos and videos, save them to your memory card, which usually has more space than the internal memory. Also, if you store them on your memory card, you can transfer photos and videos to your computer easily by removing the memory card and inserting it into your computer.
To change where new photos and videos get stored:
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Tip No.5 -- How do I set up and troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues?
Follow these steps to set up and troubleshoot Wi-Fi wireless Internet access.
Note: The DROID RAZR MAXX will only operate on the 2.4 GHz frequency and will not work on the 5GHz frequency.
To turn Wi-Fi on and connect to a wireless network:
Obtain the MAC addressTo obtain the MAC address:
Using Mobile Hotspot. Click here to learn more.
Set Wi-Fi to work smarter, not harderTo save battery power, give your Wi-Fi connection a rest when you're not using it. Use the Wi-Fi sleep policy to set your Wi-Fi connection to sleep when the display turns off and reconnect when it turns on.
TroubleshootingNote: A software update is now rolling out, and includes enhancements in Wi-Fi performance and more. Click herefor full details.Unable to establish connection with the phone
Can't connect to Internet
Cannot connect to certain web sites using HotSpot
Description: In DHD11 TA3 we have an IP address conflict between the LTE IP address and the default gateway address with the Ruckus router.
Work around: Change the default gateway address on the router as follows:
Login Router through Browser: http://192.168.20.1
User name: user
(user name and pass written on AP)
goto "Local network" under Configuration section on the Left side.
change the field in : "Local IP Address" from 192.168.20.1 to
Change :"Starting Address" from 192.168.20.2 to 192.168.0.2
click update settings.Note: We become aware of an issue with a certain Wi-Fi router Router: Netgear N600 WNDR3400, that may experience loss of Internet Connectivity on Wi-Fi signal with the DROID RAZR MAXX.Here's our solution for this issue:
Touch Menu > System settings, then touch the Wi-Fi power switch to turn it or .Note: To extend battery life, turn off Wi-Fi power when not in use.
When Wi-Fi is on, the Wi-Fi in range indicator appears in the status bar when a network is available. Drag down the status bar and touch the Wi-Fi networks available notification to select and connect to a network.To search for a network when Wi-Fi is off:
When your smartphone is connected to the network, the Wi-Fi connected indicator appears in the status bar.Tip: When you are in range and Wi-Fi power is on, you will automatically reconnect to available networks you’ve connected to before.
You can make your smartphone a Wi-Fi hotspot to provide portable, convenient Internet access to other Wi-Fi enabled devices.Caution: This application significantly impacts battery life. You may want to run this application with the charger connected.Note: You need to subscribe to Wi-Fi hotspot service to use this feature. Contact Verizon Wireless for details.To set up your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot:
When your Wi-Fi hotspot is active, other Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect by entering your hotspot’s SSID, selecting a Security type, and entering the correct Password.
A recent Update to these Instructions above Can Be Found Here:
Tip No. 6
How do I take a screenshot of my phone display with Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich)?
Sometimes a picture speaks louder than words. Share a screen capture of your favorite playlist, or your new high score. Forward a screen capture of a friend’s contact information. If you can see it on your smartphone, you can share it with your friends.
To capture your phone’s screen image, press and hold both the Power key and down volume key for three seconds, or until you hear the camera shutter click.
To see the screen image, touch Apps > My Files > Internal phone storage >Pictures > Screenshots. Touch and hold the image for files and sharing options.
Tip No 7
How do I get my Facebook status and updates after the Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade?
The Social Status widget, and Social Networking Apps & Widgets have been removed in favor of 3rd party apps and widgets available from Google Play.
The Facebook social networking app and widget have been preloaded with this upgrade. If you are a Facebook user you will need to login to the Facebook application after completing the Android 4.x upgrade.
To sign in to facebook, touch > Settings> Accounts & sync > Add Account > Facebook
Your contacts will sync after logging into the Facebook application.
You can also add a the preinstalled Facebook widget to your home screen for quick access, touch > Widgets at the top> Scroll to the Facebook Widget > Press and hold the Facebook Widget & Drag it to the home screen you wish to add it to.
Tip No.8 -- What is Motorola task manager?
Note: Motorola Task Manager is no longer included with Motorola phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. With Ice Cream Sandwich, users can manually end running applications in the backgroud. To do this, touch and hold to see your recent apps, listed with the most recent at the bottom. Flick left to remove an app from the list.
Task Managers let you monitor how applications use memory and processing power and identify apps that are using too many resources. Although several Task Manager applications are available on Android Market, we recommend the built-in Motorola Task Manager.
The Motorola Task Manager is optimized for your device and can distinguish between critical system applications and optional user applications. If you end a critical system app using a third-party Task Manager, you might unintentionally disable key functionality like the ability to make calls. Motorola Task Manager won't let you affect critical system applications. You can configure Motorola Task Manager to send notifications to your status bar if it detects problem apps.
Monitoring your apps
To use the Motorola Task Manager:
Touch Apps> Task Manager.
To receive a notification in your status bar about problematic apps, on the Applications tab, press the menu key> Settings > Notification.
To see how apps are using memory and processing power, look at the Applications tab.
Apps using the most processor and memory are listed at the top.
If an app is using lots of resources but you aren't using it, touch the app in the Applications list and touch End.
If an app you download from Market repeatedly appears in this list as using too many resources, you can uninstall it by touching the app in the Applications list and then touching Uninstall.
Understanding the Auto-end list
The Android operating system allows multiple applications to run at the same time; so even though an application is not in use, it could still be using memory.
To ensure that apps do not use CPU and processing power when you stop using the app, add them to the Auto-end list.
Motorola Task Manager will end the apps on this list two minutes after the screen turns off.
Do not add apps to this list if you want to use them when your screen is off. For example, if you want to listen to the radio or the Music Player, don't add them to this list; otherwise, your music will stop after the display goes to sleep to conserve battery power.
To add an app to this list, in the Applications tab in Task Manager, touch the app you want to add and select Add to auto-end list, or touch Add application from Auto-end list
Tip No. 9
How do I set up and customize my Exchange/Corporate email settings?
Method 1 is for users with software version 6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US
Exchange account (Corporate Sync) is for Microsoft® Exchange server work email accounts.
1. From the home screen tap > My accounts > Add Account > Corporate sync
2. Enter the Exchange ActiveSync account details.If your corporate Exchange Server does not support auto-detect, you’ll need to enter your Exchange Server settings. Ask your Exchange Server administrator for details. Tap the menu key and select set up manually
3.On the next screen, additional fields will be displayed. Enter details from your IT administrator.
Note: if steps above did not work, try method 2 below.
1. From the home screen tap > My accounts > Add Account > Corporate sync
2.Temporarily use a Gmail email, Yahoo email, AOL email or a different email account (account you use does not need to be active) on the first screen for the corporate sync account setup.
3.On the second screen that appears, additional fields will be displayed
4. Change the username and password to the correct credentials for the Exchange email account. Also enter the domain name and server name
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Verify and ensure your settings are correct: