1. supertom's Avatar
    (edit): So I've actually tested A LOT of different apps regarding this and finally come to the conclusion that the "PAID" ($10 @Play store) version of BIG LAUNCHER is the best option for my dad's needs for Homescreen simplicity. The only thing it doesn't have is a simple Call Answering screen (preferably swipe up).

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    Any recommendations? PREFERABLY customizable because all my father wants to do is make calls.

    I just want him to have access to his call history, contacts, and dialer, so a launcher with just those 3 options on the front with GIANT Colored buttons would be GREAT!

    I, personally love the "look" of Wiser. but it is not customizable (to my knowledge).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Last edited by supertom; 04-26-17 at 01:55 PM.
    04-03-17 06:55 PM
  2. xKingHopy's Avatar
    SIMPLE Launcher for SENIORS?-img_20170404_010355.png

    I guess this is what seniors are looking for

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    04-03-17 07:04 PM
  3. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    1. Just put a non-distracting wallpaper.
    2. Download a Call history app from Play Store
    3. Move the Contact and Phone icons into a vertical line with your Call history app.

    Should be easy enough to find them that way, without getting a launcher.
    04-03-17 07:16 PM
  4. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    04-03-17 07:42 PM
  5. howarmat's Avatar
    Why even get him a smartphone that needs a dataplan then....its wasted money
    04-03-17 07:53 PM
  6. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    Cos they can be part of your data plan, as a family plan. 😀

    Edit
    And I give my old phone to my mum.
    Last edited by Heavens1; 04-03-17 at 08:42 PM.
    04-03-17 08:15 PM
  7. misterabrasive's Avatar
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    I guess this is what seniors are looking for

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    Hey! Hey! Hey! I'm a senior and that doesn't look anything like my Priv!
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    04-03-17 08:37 PM
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    04-03-17 09:02 PM
  9. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    Not bad.

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    04-03-17 10:00 PM
  10. supertom's Avatar
    Good news! After doing A LOT of research! (past week, just decided to post about it yesterday.. lol) i came across SENIOR HOMESCREEN.

    SENIOR HOMESCREEN is exactly what I was looking for!

    one screen, 6 Large customizable buttons that are color-coded.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...launcher&hl=en



    Now, i just need to make the "answering call" screen more simple. Anyone know how to make a swipe up to answer the default to answer a call? Thanks!
    04-04-17 02:59 PM
  11. nimra's Avatar
    I gave my Dtek50 to my parents as a present, as they wanted to have whatsapp

    Then I loaded 'phonotto' from google playstore onto it, but now main problem seems to be to have an easy on/off function for wifi...

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    04-04-17 03:38 PM
  12. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    I gave my Dtek50 to my parents as a present, as they wanted to have whatsapp

    Then I loaded 'phonotto' from google playstore onto it, but now main problem seems to be to have an easy on/off function for wifi...

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    Wow, that's an expensive subscription model:
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    04-04-17 03:45 PM
  13. nimra's Avatar
    Wow, that's an expensive subscription model:
    I did not go that far yet, thought the easy and basic functions are free...

    Posted via CB10
    04-04-17 03:49 PM
  14. supertom's Avatar
    I did not go that far yet, thought the easy and basic functions are free...

    Posted via CB10
    if it wasn't for the subscription model, this looks like it would be PERFECT! the biggest thing I need is to make the incoming call screen more simple--which phonotto has.

    SENIOR HOMESCREEN is a one-time purchase of $1.49 to remove ads (after 30day trial). that is much more reasonable and all features are present throughout the free and pro version, however it does not change the incoming call screen.
    Last edited by supertom; 04-04-17 at 04:44 PM.
    04-04-17 04:33 PM
  15. supertom's Avatar
    Just updating this thread to mention at app that I found to be VERY suitable for my needs for a simple home screen for my dad.

    the Paid version of BIG Launcher ($10 on Play Store) is the best option I've seen so far. The Demo version is too limiting to really get the feel of the app.

    it allows you to lock the preferences and settings screens with a password of your choosing.. couple that with an applock (i'm using the ad-free Norton AppLock) to lock the rest of the apps he won't be using, remove some settings options out of the notification drop down panel via built-in System UI Tuner, and you basically have the perfect Simple Senior Phone!
    anon(3641385) likes this.
    04-26-17 01:57 PM

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