Knowledgebase: Phones
Tech Tips for your Android SmartPhone
Posted by on 26 June 2013 04:30 PM

These are a list of tips to make your smart phone less annoying, specifically when syncing it up with UNH's exchange servers.

If you are trying to add email to your smartphone, please click here.

Due to the open nature of the Android operating system, some phones have these settings, while others do not. Sometimes they're just named differently. You may have to search around a little to find what you're looking for.

  1. How do I add my UNH Email to my smartphone?

    Please follow the instructions at: https://iodsupport.unh.edu/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/105/0/how-do-i-set-up-email-on-my-smartphoneandroidkindletablet-device
     
  2. Set a timeout/sleep/lock setting that is greater than 0 seconds

    When you sync up your smartphone with UNH's Exchange Servers, the default setting is to lock your screen immediately after it goes to sleep. Set this to a greater interval (such as 10 or 15 minutes) so that you do not need to enter your PIN number every waking hour of the day.

    If your phone supports it, you can also disable the setting to lock your phone when the power button is pressed. Disabling this option will allow you to press the power button to turn off the display, but not lock the phone (which requires a PIN re-entry).
  3. Set your email check frequency to 5 or 15 minutes, instead of Automatic (Push)

    When your phone is set to automatic (Push), you will get instant notifications of new email. This becomes annoying though, because if you read an email on your desktop computer, the alert is still activated on your phone and there is no way to automatically clear the alert. With this setting change, if you read an email on your computer, the phone will recieve the email but not notify you because its already been read. If the phone receives the new email prior to you reading it on your computer, nothing will change.
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