For the first issue there is an easy fix. If you long tap on the (I guess two, since you lost one screen) dots above the home button you can choose between apps and widgets. Since accidentally removing one app on a screen with many apps doesn’t remove the screen I guess you removed the “My Apps” widget. So tap on widgets swipe till you find the my apps widget, long tap it, “move” it to the right edge of the screen until a new screen appears and then release it.
Issues 2, 3 and 5 are probably resolved by removing the screen protection foil, which is only meant to prevent scratches during transportation and shoul be removed before first use.
If you continue to have a black screen during calling try the workaroubds from this thread:
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Problem is that I can’t find the My Apps widget in the widget list.[/quote]
The widget list is in alphabetical order. I can’t think of any reason why it shouldn’t be there, or are you using an alternative launcher?
Anyway, a workaround could be to move the icons of your favourite apps to the homescreens. If you drag them to the right side, new homescreens will be generated.
To save the edit, you need to tap on the check mark in the upper left corner.
If you’ve done this already and the changes are not saved, then it might be due to where the contacts are stored…
Apps yes, widgets no. Widgets are always in alphabetical order.
A reply to the thread title. I strongly have to disagree. I use it since December as business phone, and it works very well (actually much better than my Nokia work phone, which now rests in a drawer, thanks to dual sim support of the FP2).
On the business phone topic, I have had a series of smartphones: Samsung Galaxies and iPhones. I am pretty good at configuring and using both iOS and Android but, on the Fairphone, I can’t work out where the Fairphone OS starts and Android ends. I am having trouble managing my Contacts and the screen blackout during a call is a huge negative.
Spontaneously the only difference that comes to my mind is the edge swipe, plus that it ships with the “my apps” widget and the privacy impact app (I think they’re all part of the Fairphone launcher). I think besides that it’s pretty much plain Android.
I don’t know if you sync your contacts with a server, but it may be so (depending on the software/app you use) that you have set the sync behavior to server first, so it would always prioritize the server contacts when you make changes on the phone (thus revoke the changes on the phone).
If you use the default/pre-installed contacts app, then it is Google’s contacts app.
You will find additional settings in
All apps - settings - accounts, in your Google account. I think google also allows many settings and configurations in its online dashboard of the Google account, but I’m not familiar with that as i don’t use Google.
Thanks, everyone. Finally found My Apps. At end and not in alphabetical order. Still having problems in keeping the screen “on” when making calls and unable to end short calls without taking the battery out. That must be wrong, surely?
Hi, I had the same problem with my screen “off” today and several times before. Today, I tried out the “remove screen” tutorial https://fairphone.zendesk.com/hc/en-us#https://youtu.be/hsop-mM1MZk and I found out that my screen was not inserted 100% before. That means, there was a very little overlap of less than 1 mm between the top of the screen and the top of the rest of the fairphone. I assume that this was not only the reason for several “black screens” and restarts etc., but also for a very thight cover. Since I “replaced” the screen (I took it off and placed the same screen again), the screen is on ant the cover was easier to place (less tight) and I hope that some more troubles disappear.
I can only agree that I had many of your issues, too, and I was also in doubt wether this is usable for business purpose. But with some efforts (some hours), I found all those solutions mentionnend above, I lost my homescreen and my apps and it took me a while until I found it, my screen was full of scratches until I removed the protection film and my screen was black as mentionned. I went through the same troubles as you did and afterwards, I think it was all easy to solve. So this is to say that I do believe in FP2 and in FP2 as business phone!