So you have the RCA A1!
When I first got this phone, You wouldn’t believe just how in experience I was with the RCA A1 on Straight Talk. I didn’t know half the stuff I know now with this phone. I am going to share with you what I’ve learned and what You will want to do or may NEED to do to have a better experience than I did when I started using this phone.
If your like me, you may have some Apps that you automatically install when you get your phone. Then again you may just want to keep it simple and use it as it. You may even just want to have it predict your typing patterns! These are all just a few programs you can install on this phone but before you do you may want to do these steps to insure you use the most out of the 4gb of storage in the phone.
Fixing the Storage Problem!
If your like me and you just thought it would all go the 2 gb space on the phone, but later found out it didn’t here is how you fix that. You should check out the other articles on the subject that might help you understand what I’m about to talk about.
To fix the storage problem:
Settings > Storage > Preferred Install Locations
Select Phone Storage (it has 2gb Space)
Default Write Disk:
Select Phone Storage if you DO NOT have an SD CARD inserted
So know you have at least 2GB of space to use to install apps.
Securing the Phone!
You have several options on this one. If you have a reason to keep it secure this one is the most under used but need to pay close attention to.
Settings > Security
Once your got to this screen you will want to decide just how much to secure your phone whether it be to encrypt the phone fully or just to have a pattern, pin or password lock for your phone every time you need to unlock it. I really do not support the Face Unlock feature of the phone because I find it to be very buggy but it might be an option for you! It however comes with a price, your face features could be taken from the phone and for other devices. It is always going to be stored on the phone.` I suggest either a PIN or Password but that is just me.
Settings > Display
Brightness (Check Automatic Brightness)
(4 Different Themes) Default, Mint, Mocha, and Raspberry
I selected Mint. It makes it more personal!
Update your phone:
Settings > About Phone > Wireless Update
You should do this over Wi-Fi but it is up to you. The current one as of this posting is MT77.ALPS.ICS2.MP.V1.18. I have found out is an AMD processor chip for this phone and that they it is a Dual core. So that is nice! I will post more important information later on! If this post has helped you please consider saying thanks by using my Amazon Affiliate link – http://www.paulstechtalk.com/amazon. It cost you nothing but a small portion of the sales from what you buy with this will help me support my blog!