This is for all of you who use the app instead, but may not know how to do certain things.
I will keep this as simple as possible so it's easy for anyone to follow what's being said.
If anyone has a suggestion as to what I should add, or if I should remove or include anything, please let me know by either posting in here of sending me a PM.
To start with, for those who haven't got the xda application, the free version can be found here. But I'd suggest buying XDA Premium because it's ad-free, has a few features which the free version doesn't and it's donating money to this wonderful site
Right, now you've got the app it's time to show you around.
Across the top of the app you will see different tabs for you to choose from.
I'll tell you what each of these tabs contains and what you can do.
As you can see above, you can click on either Unread, All and Participated.
*Unread - This allows you to view the last 1000 threads from across the site except for those where you're the latest person to comment.
*All - This is similar to Unread but shows the 1000 latest threads, whether you've been the last to post or not.
*Participated - This allows you to view all of the threads that you've posted in.
This is where you'll find all of the different forums across XDA. This includes a ton of device specific forums, a general discussion forum, and forums dedicated to the development and hacking of different OS's.
As you can see, we have 2 options here.
*Forums - You can subscribe to a whole forum here, just as I have for my devices. This is a good idea if you're helping out in your devices forum quite often.
*Topics - At some point on xda, you'll probably find yourself subscribing to a thread so you can easily keep up with it. This is where all subscribed threads are placed.
I'll explain how to subscribe to a thread/forum later on.
If you want to check your PMs or which PMs you've sent, you need look no further.
You'll easily be able to notice if you have received a new PM because the top message to show will be highlighted (see pic above)
This tab gives you the following options :
*Profile - View your own profile to see how many posts/thanks you've had and your general information.
*Who's Online - Simply shows you every user who is currently on.
*Search - Searching is one of the biggest things for you to do if you want to find out information. To make searching easier, only search for keywords rather than the whole question.
*News - This is great for viewing stories on the Portal, without being on the Portal. It shows the most recent portal posts, just as the desktop site does.
*Settings - You can change theme, font size, in-app signature(I'll explain this later), preferences etc.
--*Display Style - This gives you a choice of a few styles and themes for the app.
--*Font Size - Here you can change the font size from small to very large.
--*Default View - You can choose what you want to load up right away when you open the app. Choose from Latest, Forums, Favorites or PM.
--*Notification - Here you can choose which push notifications come through to your device, how often to check for notifications as well as select a ringtone for when they come through.
--*Prefix Display - You can change the options to either No Prefix, Only in Topic View, Only in Thread View or Both Topic and Thread.
--*Use 24-hour format - Tick the box to have 24 hour time displayed or un-tick the box to display AM/PM.
--*Posts per Page - Change how many posts you wish to view on a single page. Choices range from 10 to 50.
--*Loading Behaviour - You can change how it loads up a thread. It will either Show Oldest Post, Jump to First Unread post or you can Jump to the Newest Post.
--*Tapatalk Signature - You can choose to have no in-app signature, Sent from [enter device name] using xda, Sent from [enter device name] or you can set your own.
--*Customize - Customize your in-app signature to whatever you'd like (as long as it's in accordance with the Forum Rules).
*NOTE* Your in-app signature is different to your site-wide signature and will also show as being part of your post. So please be sure to separate your post from this signature
--*Enable BBCode - Tick to enable BBCode. If you're not sure what BBCode is, or want a full list then click here.
--*Enable Smilies - Tick/un-tick to enable/disable the use of smilies.
--*Show Avatar - Tick to show people's avatars. Un-tick so no-one's avatar is shown.
--*Display English - Choose whether to display all writing in English or not. The default language will be whichever language your device is set to.
--*Save files to - Choose where to save all files which you download using the app.
--*Search History - You can clear the history of all searches you've made whilst using the app.
*Logout - Lets you logout of xda but can still view the forums.
*Exit - Exits you from the app right away.