And Then There's That Startup Sound
You know when your computer starts up, the operating system has a little jingle that lets you know it's awake (assuming your speakers are on of course), well cell and smartphones do the same thing. In most cases, it's the cell provider's little theme song, but in some cases, it might be the manufacturer.
HTC phones have the little theme from maker HTC. The jingle only lasts for a few seconds and only plays when the phone is being turned on. However, for some people, it is annoying when the quiet is shattered by this loud tone. Oh, if there was only some way to prevent this.
Guess what? There's an app for that. Actually, there's two.
The first is something called Silent Boot, which does what it says on the tin. It prevents that little jingle from playing when your EVO boots itself up. You need to set it up, making sure that the settings are saved when you shut your phone down. When you turn it back on, Silent Boot will remember the settings and there will be quiet when the phone turns on. The app does not, however, mute any shut down noises that you may have.
And then there's Quick Settings, which is just what it says. If you find it a hassle to get to the system settings, install this and get quick access to the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Volume, Brightness, and more with just one tap. AND it will turn down the system volume, so you'll only have to suffer at half volume if you choose.
Managing the sounds on your EVO is easy -- it's only time consuming as you try figuring out which ringtone best fits your mother or which will actually make you pick up the phone when your boss calls.