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Aug 8, 2010, 10:45 AM
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wifi calling?

I just switched from a blackberry and t-mobile has no service where I live but on my blackberry I.could place a call using my WiFi... how do I set that up on my cliq??? Please help! ;)

Jun 12, 2010, 5:41 PM
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background apps

how can i stop un needed and un used apps from starting like facebook myspace etc i dont even use these apps but when i run task killer there they are
i am not comfortable rooting my phone just wanted any tips on this thanks

May 17, 2010, 11:32 AM
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Battery life on the Motorola Cliq

Is there an application and/or setting that needs to be turned off so the battery life doesn't run out so fast?
1) Turn down the screen brightness to about 30%. there is no reason to have it all the way up.

2) Turn off 3G.

3) Download and run TasKiller to shut down background apps.

You can go about 36 hours between charges this way.

May 13, 2010, 7:15 PM
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screen lock?

is there a way to lock the screen right away?
i bought a used cliq without instructions and want to be able to lock the screen without waiting for the auto lock to kick in

May 11, 2010, 12:51 PM
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Apr 5, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Moto cliq OS update?

ive heard that an update is coming for the cliq in the beginning of 2nd quarter. does anyone know what update that would be or an estimated date on when its rolling out? any info would be appreciated
between april to june. no date specified yet... they never tell you untill it is right on to of the date... and the first rollout is a test to see how it works then they go by market.

Apr 1, 2010, 3:11 PM
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I have my calendar on my front screen. Its supposed to show todays events that I put in my calendar sometimes it does and sometimes it disappears. Can anyone help?
Rick Stout76

Dec 1, 2009, 4:15 PM
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update out for the cliq.

Motorola has released a update for the cliq. it's not 1.6 or 2.0 it is supposed to help the screen, bluetooth and battery. if you don't want to wait for the ota push go to settings-about phone-system updates and it is there. i have only had it for a couple hours and have noticed the screen is a little better but it will take some time before i can see if the battery is better.
That update royally messed up my phone, i even tried the "fix" from the motorola website. I got the bad clock (1969) thing, market and gmail are broke as well as other apps. Help anyone?

Mar 11, 2010, 12:08 PM
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What are the 3 items on top

On the cliq there are three holes in the top next to the notification light easiest seen in the sunlight. Wondering if anyone knows what they are and their purpose? Thanks

Feb 27, 2010, 10:07 AM
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Unable to add a social network account - anyone have experience?

My Cliq won't allow a Facebook account to be added to the list of accounts. It produces an error saying that it can't add the account at this time or words to that effect. It also won't allow Picasa, same problem.

I can use Facebook as an independent application from the home screen, but it won't do what the Cliq is supposed to do and combine all social apps into one area.

Has anyone experienced this problem?


Dec 29, 2009, 3:01 PM
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Going from G1 to CLIQ.. Any advice?


I currently have the G1 but am waiting to receive my CLIQ in the mail. I hear it is fairly straight forward as far as setup but I am sure it will take some time.

Does anyone have any advice for making sure I don't lose data?

just make sure to sync your contacts/cal with google then log into the same gmail account on the cliq, other than that you will have to redownload all your apps. Media files are on the SD card

Oct 30, 2009, 4:54 PM
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unlocked cliq

has anyone used an unlocked cliq on the att network? and if so, i'd imagine 3g isn't going to work, but does the interent and mms work?
talzawd said:
has anyone used an unlocked cliq on the att network? and if so, i'd imagine 3g isn't going to work, but does the interent and mms work?

Set the APN's up and yes it will work on edge speeds, and you can...
I'm a little new...why wouldn't the 3G work on AT&T? I was considering buying this phone and using my AT&T SIM...
you should wait att is coming out with its first android on the 7th of march called the backflip same exact phone as the cliq just the keyboard is on the back and it flips to the front hence backflip

Jan 18, 2010, 7:35 AM
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Cliq Battery Life

Although I like the Cliq's features, it has some quirks that concern me, most notably the battery life.

Even after shutting off some applications and self-updating feeds, it seems to last only about 8 hours with very little use. I installed the battery/screen update but after a day it hasn't seemed to make any significant difference. I think any phone should give 24 hours minimum between charges or it just isn't useful.

If anyone has any suggestions as to how to get a bit better battery life I would surely like to hear them.

The moto cliq does have a less than perfect battery life, but it doesnt have the worst like you stated. It's the phone not your battery. The cliq has about a 16-24 hr window of battery with texting and moderate browsing. I purchased the phone and for ...

Jan 21, 2010, 10:23 PM
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disappearing phone #'s? Help?

I got the cliq 2 months ago, already exchanged 1 for the same issue. When I try to save a number to existing contact it saves, but when i go back into the contact later it is no longer there? Is this a common motoblur issue or am i doing something wrong?
lol it sure is a blur no pun intended Laughing

Dec 31, 2009, 11:05 PM
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The Moto Cliq

I purchased this phone atfter returning the mytouch. I didn't like that phone, but from the moment that I got this phone out of the box I feel in Love with it. I was a blackberry queen , but I think that I have changed I love the fact that you can multitask with this phone alot of phones don't allow that it great. Very Happy

Dec 8, 2009, 1:01 PM
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Whats good with 1.6 or 2.0

So ive been reading some other forums and been getting mixed results so I was wondering if anybody knew if there are any plans to update the cliqs o/s to android 1.6 or 2.0. Im aware of the issue that motorolla will have find a work around to input there blur U/I back into a newer version of android my main concern is does any one have any knowledge if this is being done i had a g1 before this and loved 1.6 just the market interface was a huge improvement so again if anyone has any knowledge of an upcoming update if there is any plz post

Oct 17, 2009, 4:38 PM
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I have the privelegde of owning the phone before it comes out. I come from the G1 and Most Recently the MyTouch. I have to say that this phone so far is awesome. Advantages over the MyTouch is the Blur (software) and the physical keyboard. If you have a facebook twitter or myspace and use them freqently this phone is a must have.. I was a little worried at first being motorola and all but it has put all my worries to rest. Runs faster has more screens, a little less memory then the mytouch but overall a better phone. Android is only going to get better. Questions

You can pick up this beauty at T-Mobile locations Around Nov 2nd for msrp $200 2-yr.
what is it with the notches on the back of this phone? do they serve a purpose or are they just decoration Confused

Oct 18, 2009, 10:47 AM
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I have the Cliq and it is awsome!

I just got it on Friday and can already tell you that I was using an iphone before this phone. There are some things I like about both but the whole aspect of being able to customize this phone fully to my liking is what it has on the competition. I can tell you right now I am a big fan of the Iphone.

- widgets, widgets, widgets
- ability to turn off wireless connections without having to go into a couple of different menu's (that may fall under the widgets again.)
- full keyboard and ability to set keys as shortcuts
- 5 mega camera (same as Motozine, its really good)
- works well as a camcorder as well
- Battery life not as good as BlackBerry but very good for android phone
- Motoblur works very well. The whole combin...
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i got it too,love it so far,much better then g1,miss the trackball and keyboard though.

Oct 13, 2009, 8:58 PM
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Motorola HAD to make one that looks more like an iphone then anyone else.

I'm yawning just looking at the CLIQ. To me it looks like another smartphone cut out of the "I want to be the next Iphone killer" mold.

And then there is the question of will it WORK like, or better than, an Iphone. The Palm Pre has been the clos...

Oct 18, 2009, 1:23 PM

Works fine for me!

I agree with most of the people on this topic. I think the reviewer got a hold of a bad one.
I have had this device for about a week now and I cannot complain about much. I live in a 3G area and have not experienced any of the switching between EDGE and 3G as frequently as reviewed.

The battery life is way better than the G1 or the MyTouch. Smile

As far as the lag goes, none really. I have loaded over 50 apps on the phone and it still runs smoothly. Even when the phone is multi-tasking, I have no real issues. I can listen to music, browse the web (multiple pages), send and receive messages, and run other apps in the background, without a problem.

If you don't like the happenings widgets on one screen, then move them ar...
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