LG-P500 User Guide
This guide helps you get started
using your phone.
If you need more information,
please visit www.lg.com.
Some of the contents of this
manual may not apply to your
phone depending on your phone’s
software or your service provider.
• This handset is not recommended
for the visually impaired because
of its touch-screen keypad.
• Copyright ©2010 LG Electronics,
Inc. All rights reserved. LG
and the LG logo are registered
trademarks of LG Group and
its related entities. All other
trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
• Google™, Google Maps™,
Google mail™, YouTube™,
Google Talk™ and Android
Market™ are trademarks of
Google, Inc.
Important notice......................5
Getting to know your phone..15
Installing the SIM card and
Installing the memory card....19
Formatting the memory card.. 20
Your Home screen.................21
Touch-screen tips.................21
Proximity sensor...................21
Lock your phone...................21
Unlock screen.......................22
Home ..................................23
Adding widgets to your home
Getting back to a recently used
Onscreen Keyboard...............26
Entering text.........................26
Abc mode.............................27
123 Mode............................27
Entering accented letters.......27
Google Account Set-up..........28
Creating your Google account.28
Signing in your Google account..
Making a call........................30
Calling your contacts.............30
Answering and rejecting a call...
Adjusting call volume............30
Making a second call............31
Viewing your call logs............31
Call settings..........................31
Searching for a contact.........32
Adding a new contact............32
Favourite Contacts................32
Sending a message...............34
Threaded box ......................35
Using smilies........................35
Changing your message
Opening Email and the Accounts
Reading Your Messages........36
Responding to a Message.....37
Starring Messages................37
Composing and Sending Email...
Working with Account Folders.39
Adding and Editing Email
Social Networking ................39
Adding your account to your
Viewing and updating your
status ..................................40
Removing accounts on your
Getting to know the viewfinder...
Using the focus mode............43
Taking a quick photo ............43
Once you’ve taken the photo.44
Using the advanced settings..44
Viewing your saved photos....46
Video camera.........................47
Getting to know the
Shooting a quick video..........48
After shooting a video............48
Using the advanced settings..48
Watching your saved videos...49
Your photos and videos.........50
Adjusting the volume when
viewing a video.....................50
Setting a photo as wallpaper.. 50
View model...........................51
Timeline view........................51
My Images options menu.......51
Sending a photo....................51
Sending a video....................52
Using an image.....................52
Creating a slideshow.............52
Checking your photo.............52
Transferring files using USB
mass storage devices............52
Playing a song......................53
Using the radio.....................54
Searching for stations...........54
Resetting channels................54
Listening to the radio.............55
Google applications...............56
Google Maps™....................56
Google mail™......................57
Google Talk™.......................57
Setting your alarm.................59
Using your calculator.............59
Adding an event to your
Changing your calendar view.60
ThinkFree Office...................60
Voice recorder......................61
Recording a sound or voice....61
Sending the voice recording...61
The Web.................................62
Using options........................62
Adding and accessing
Changing Web browser settings.
Wireless & networks.............64
Location & Security ..............64
Accounts & sync settings.......65
SD card & phone storage.......66
Date and time.......................66
Locale and text.....................66
Speech synthesis..................66
About phone.........................66
Software update....................69
Phone Software update.........69
DivX Mobile
Technical data.......................70
Before using the mobile phone,
please read first!...................72
Guidelines for safe and efficient
Important notice
Please check to see if any
problems you have encountered
with your phone are described
in this section, before taking the
phone in for service or calling a
service representative.
1. Phone memory
When available space on your
phone memory is less than 10%,
your phone can not receive a new
message. You need to check your
phone memory and delete some
data such as applications or
messages to make more memory
To manage the application
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
Settings> Applications>
Manage applications.
2 When all applications
appear, scroll and select
the application you want to
3 Tap Uninstall and touch OK
to uninstall application you
2. Optimising Battery Life
You can extend your battery's
life between charges by turning
off features that you don't
need to run constantly in the
background. You can also
monitor how applications and
system resources consume
battery power.
To extend the life of your
- Turn off radio communications
that you aren't using. If you
aren't using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or
GPS, turn them off.
- Turn down screen brightness
and set a shorter screen
- Turn off automatic syncing
for Google mail™, Calendar,
Contacts, and other
- Some applications you’ve
downloaded may cause your
battery’s life to be reduced.
Important notice
To check the battery charge
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
Settings> About phone>
2 The battery status (charging,
discharging) and level (as a
percentage of fully charged)
are displayed at the top of the
To monitor and control what
uses the battery
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
Settings> About phone>
Battery use.
2 The top of the screen
displays battery usage time.
Either how long since last
connected to a power source
or, if connected to a power
source, how long you were
last running on battery power.
The body of the screen lists
applications or services using
battery power from greatest
6 amount to least.
3. Installing an Open
Source OS
If you install an open source
OS on your phone, and do not
use the OS provided by the
manufacturer, this may cause
your phone to malfunction.
WARNING: If you install and
use an OS other than the one
provided by the manufacturer,
your phone is no longer covered
by the warranty.
WARNING: To protect your
phone and personal data,
download applications only
from trusted sources, such
as Android Market™. If some
applications are not properly
installed on your phone, your
phone may not work normally or
a serious error can be occurred.
You will need to uninstall those
applications and all of its data
and settings from the phone.
4. Using Unlock pattern
Set unlock pattern to secure your
phone. Opens a set of screens
that guide you through drawing a
screen unlock pattern.
WARNING: Precautions
to take when using the
Pattern Lock, It is very
important that you remember
the unlock pattern you set.
You will not be able to access
your phone if you use an
incorrect pattern 5 times. You
have 5 opportunities to enter
your unlock Pattern, PIN or
Password. If you used all
the 5 opportunities, you can
attempt it after 30 seconds.
When you can’t recall your
unlock Pattern, PIN, or Password:
If you logged in Google account
on the phone and failed to use
correct pattern 5times, tab the
Forgot pattern button. Then, you
are required to sign in with your
Google account to unlock your
If you haven’t created a Google
account on the phone or you
forgot it, you need to perform a
hard reset.
Caution: If you perform a hard
reset, all user applications and
user data will be deleted. Please
remember to back up any
important data before performing
a hard reset.
1 Turn the power off.
2 Press and hold for over 10
seconds: Power key + Home
Key + Down volume key.
3 When the power turns on,
release these keys.
5. Using Safe Mode and
Hard Reset
Using Safe mode
*To recover from malfunction
state of your phone
1 Turn off your phone and
reboot. While your phone is
powering back on, press and
Important notice
hold the Menu key during
Android Logo is displayed.
Your phone will boot all the
way to the main screen and
display "safe mode" in lower
left corner.
2 Select Settings>
applications, and choose the
application then select an
Uninstall icon.
3 After uninstalling the
application, turn off and
reboot your phone.
sing Hard Reset (Factory
If it does not restore to the
original condition, use Hard
Reset to initialise your phone.
If user turns on the phone with
pressing and holding Power +
Home + Down volume key at
the same time (for 10 seconds),
the phone will turn on and
perform hard reset immediately.
Please note, after you perform
Hard Reset, all your data and
applications on your phone
will be erased and cannot be
If you perform Hard Reset,
all user applications and
user data will be deleted.
Please remember to back up
any important data before
performing Hard Reset.
6. Connecting to Wi-Fi
To use Wi-Fi on your phone,
you access a wireless access
point, or “hotspot.” Some access
points are open and you can
simply connect to them. Others
are hidden or implement other
security features, so you must
configure your phone so it can
connect to them.
Turn off Wi-Fi when you're not
using it, to extend the life of your
To turn Wi-Fi on and connect to
a Wi-Fi network
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
Settings > Wireless &
networks > Wi-Fi settings.
2 Touch Wi-Fi to turn it on and
begin scan for available Wi-Fi
- List of available Wi-Fi networks
is displayed. Secured networks
are indicated by a lock icon.
3 Touch a network to connect
to it.
- If the network is open, you
are prompted to confirm that
you want to connect to that
network by touching Connect.
- If the network is secured,
you're prompted to enter
a password or other
credentials. (Ask your network
administrator for details.)
4 The Status bar displays icons
that indicate Wi-Fi status.
7. Using a microSD card
Pictures, along with Music and
Video files, can only be saved to
external memory.
Before using the built-in camera,
you need to insert a micro SD
memory card to your phone first.
Without inserting a memory
card, you will not be able to
save pictures and video you had
NOTE: Applications can only be
saved to the phone's internal
Important notice
Do not insert or remove
the memory card when the
phone is on. Otherwise, it may
damage the memory card as
well as your phone, and the
data stored on the memory
card may be corrupted. To
remove the memory card safely,
please select Home Screen
> Applications Settings > SD
Card&phone storage > Unmount
SD card.
8. Opening and Switching
Multi-tasking is easy with
Android because open
applications keep running
even when you open another
application. There’s no need
to quit an application before
opening another. Use and
switch among several open
applications. Android manages
each application, stopping and
starting them as needed, to
ensure that idle applications
don’t consume resources
To stop the application you use
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
Settings> Applications>
Manage applications.
2 Scroll to the desire application
and touch Force stop to stop
using it.
TIP Getting back to recent
- Press and hold Home key,
then a screen will display a
listing the applications you
used recently
9. Copy LG PC Suite from
SD Card
The LG PC Suite IV is a program
that helps you connect your
mobile phone to a PC using
a USB data communication
cable, so that you can use the
functions of the mobile phone on
your PC.
Major Functions of the LG PC
Suite IV
• Create, edit and delete phone
data conveniently
• Synchronise data from a PC
& phone (Contacts, Calendar,
Message(SMS), Bookmark,Call
• Transfer multimedia files
(photos, videos, music)
conveniently with a simple
drag & drop between a PC
and phone
• Transfer the messages from a
phone to a PC
• Use your phone as a Modem
• S/W update without loosing
your data
Installing LG PC Suite from your
microSD memory card
1 Insert your microSD memory
card on your phone. ( It may
already be inserted on your
2 Before connecting the USB
data cable, make sure that
the Mass storage only mode
is enabled on your phone.
(On the applications menu,
choose Settings > SD card
& phone storage, then select
Mass storage only check
3 Connect your phone through
USB data cable to your PC.
4 • In the status bar, drag the
USB icon.
• Choose USB Connected and
• You can view the mass
storage content on your PC
and transfer the files.
Important notice
5 • Copy the ‘LGPCSuiteIV’
folder on your mass storage
to your PC.
• Run ‘LGInstaller.exe’ file
on your PC and follow the
* When LG PCSuite IV installation
completed, disable Mass storage
only mode to run LG PCSuite IV.
NOTE: Please do not remove or
delete other program file installed
on your memory card this may
cause to damage your preinstalled application on the phone.
10. Connecting your
phone to a computer
via USB
NOTE: To synchronise your phone
via USB cable with your PC, you
need to install the LG PC suite
program on your PC. You can
download this program from
the LG website (www.lg.com)
.Go to http://www.lg.com and
select your region, country &
language.Visit LG Website for
more information. As PC suite is
embedded at inboxed SD card.
you can simply copy it to your PC.
LG-P500 does not support:
- PC Connection via Bluetooth
- LG Air Sync (Web Sync, RClick)
- OSP (On Screen Phone)
- To-do in Calendar
- Memo
- Java Application
User’s guide for PC Suite IV is
in Help menu after install PC
Suite IV.
1 Use the USB cable with
your phone to connect the
phone to a USB port on your
computer. You receive a
notification that the USB is
2 Open the Notification drawer
and touch USB connected.
3 Touch Mount to confirm
that you want to transfer
files between your phone’s
microSD card and the
When the phone is connected
as USB storage, you receive
a notification. You phone’s
microSD card is mounted as a
drive on your computer. You can
now copy files to and from the
microSD card.
11. Unlock screen when
using data connection
Your display will go dark if
untouched for a period of time
when using data connection. To
turn on your LCD screen, just
touch it.
Note: When uninstalling PC
Suite IV, USB and Bluetooth
Drivers are not automatically
removed. Therefore, they must
be uninstalled manually.
Tip! To use a microSD card on
you phone again, you need to
open the Notification drawer and
touch "Turn off USB storage".
During this time, you can’t
access the microSD card from
your phone, so you can’t use
applications that rely on the
microSD card, such as Camera,
Gallery and Music.
To disconnect your phone from
the computer, carefully follow
your computer’s instructions
to disconnect USB devices
correctly, to avoid losing
information on the card.
1 Safely disconnect the USB
device on your computer.
2 Open the Notification drawer
and touch Turn off USB
3 Touch Turn off in the dialog
that opens.
Important notice
12. Hold Phone straight
Please hold the mobile phone
straight up as a regular phone.
While making/receiving calls or
sending/receiving data, try to
avoid holding the lower part of
the phone where the antenna is
located. It may affect call quality.
13. When Screen freezes
If the phone does not respond to
user input or the screen freezes:
Remove the battery, insert it
again and power on the phone.
If it still does not work, please
contact to the service centre.
14. Do not connect your
phone When you
power on/off your PC
Make sure to disconnect your
phone and PC via data cable as
it might have errors on your PC.
Getting to know your phone
To turn on the phone, press and hold Power key for 3 seconds.
To Turn off the phone, press Power key for 3 seconds and touch Power Off.
Proximity Sensor
Home key
- Returns to home
screen from any
Menu key
- Check what options
are available.
Power/Lock key
- Powers your phone
on/off by pressing and
holding the key.
- Turns off the screen
and locks.
Back key
- Returns to the previous
Search key
- Search the web and
contents in your
WARNING: Placing a heavy object on the phone or sitting on it
can damage its LCD and touch screen functionalities.
Do not cover the protective film on the LCD’s proximity sensor.
This can cause the sensor to malfunction.
Tip! Press Menu key whenever you tap an application to check what
options are available.
Tip! LG-P500 does not support Video call.
Tip! If LG-P500 has errors when you use it or you can not turn it on,
remove battery ,install it again and turn it on after 5 seconds.
Getting to know your phone
Stereo earphone
Power/Lock key
Volume keys
- On the home screen:
controls ringer volume.
- During a call: controls your
earpiece volume.
- When playing a track:
controls volume
Charger, micro USB cable
Camera lens
card slot
SIM card slot
Back cover
Installing the SIM card
and battery
Before you can start exploring
your new phone, you’ll need to
set It up. To insert the SIM card
and battery:
1 To remove the back cover,
Hold the phone on your hand
firmly. With the other hand,
firmly press your thumb on
the back cover. And lift off
the battery cover with your
2 Slide the SIM card into the
SIM card holder. Make sure
the gold contact area on the
card is facing downwards.
Getting to know your phone
3 Insert the battery into place
by aligning the gold contacts
on the phone and the battery.
Charging your phone
Slide back the cover of the
charger connector on the side
of your LG-P500. Insert the
charger, and plug it into an
electrical outlet. Your LG-P500
must be charged until you can
see .
4 Replace the back cover of the
NOTE: The battery must be fully
charged initially to improve battery
NOTE: The LG-P500 has an
internal antenna. Be careful not
to scratch or damage this rear
area, as that will cause loss of
Installing the memory
To store multimedia files such
as captured images by using a
built-in camera, you must insert
a memory card to your phone.
To insert a memory card:
2 Open the slot protection
and insert the memory card
into the slot. Make sure the
gold contact area is facing
NOTE: The LG-P500 supports
upto a 32GB memory card.
1 Turn the phone off before
inserting or removing the
memory card. Remove the
back cover.
Getting to know your phone
3 Close the slot protection.
Do not insert or remove the
memory card when the phone
is on. Otherwise, it may
damage the memory card as
well as your phone, and the
data stored on the memory
card may be corrupted.
Formatting the memory
Your memory card may already
be formatted. If it isn’t, you must
format it before you can use it.
NOTE: All files on the card are
deleted when you format the
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab to open the
applications menu.
2 Scroll and touch Settings.
3 Scroll and touch SD card &
phone storage.
4 Unmount SD Card.
5 Touch Format SD card, then
confirm your choice.
6 If you set the pattern lock,
input the pattern lock and
select Erase Everything. The
card will then be formatted
and ready to use.
NOTE: If there is content on your
memory card, the folder structure
may be different after formatting
since all the files will have been
If your memory card is already
Unmount, you can use the
following step to format it.
Touch Applications > Settings
> SD card & phone storage >
Format SD Card.
Your Home screen
Touch-screen tips
Here are some tips on how to
navigate around your phone.
Touch - To choose a menu/
option or open an application,
touch it.
Touch and hold - To open an
options menu or grab an object
you want to move, touch and
hold it.
Drag - To scroll through a list
or move slowly, drag across the
touch screen.
Flick - To scroll through a list or
move quickly, flick across the
touch screen (drag quickly and
• To
select an item, touch the
centre of the icon.
• Do not to press too hard;
the touch screen is sensitive
enough to pick up a light, firm
• Use the tip of your finger to
touch the option you want. Be
careful not to touch any other
Proximity sensor
When receiving and making
calls, this sensor automatically
turns the backlight off and locks
the touch keypad by sensing
when the phone is near your
ear. This extends battery life and
prevents the touch keypad from
activating unintentionally during
Lock your phone
When you are not using LGP500, Press the power key to
lock your phone. This helps
prevent accidental presses and
saves battery power.
Also, If you do not use the phone
for a while, the home screen or
other screen you are viewing, is
replaced with the lock screen to
conserve the battery.
Your Home screen
- If there are any programs
running when you set the
pattern, they may be still
running in lock mode. It is
recommended to exit all
programs before entering
the lock mode to avoid
unnecessary charges. (e.g.,
phone call, web access and
data communications)
Setting unlock pattern: You can
draw your own unlock pattern by
connecting four or more dots.
If you set a pattern, the phone's
screen is locked. To unlock the
phone, draw the pattern you set
on the screen.
Caution: When you set an unlock
pattern, you need to create your
Google mail account first.
Caution: If there are more than 5
pattern drawing errors in a row,
you cannot unlock the phone.
In this case, your personal
information and downloaded
data will be deleted.
Unlock screen
Whenever your LG-P500 is not
in use, it will return to the lock
screen. Draw your finger from
left to right to unlock the screen.
Silent Mode
From Notification drawer, touch
to be
Or if you don't
use unlock pattern , simply drag
to the right.
To wake up your phone, press
Menu, Home, Back or Power
key. The lock screen will appear.
Touch the lock icon and drag
your finger to the right to unlock
your home screen. The last
screen you were working on
Simply swipe your finger to the
left or right to view them.
You can also customise each
panel with widgets, shortcuts
which are shortcuts to your
favourite applications, folders
and wallpapers.
NOTE: Some screen images may
be different depending on your
phone provider.
In your LG home screen, you can
view quick keys on the bottom
of the screen. The quick keys
provide easy, one-touch access
to the functions you use the
Touch the Phone icon to
bring up the touch-dialling pad
to make a call.
Touch to open contacts
Touch the Applications tab
at the bottom of the screen. You
can then view all your installed
Touch the Message icon to
access the messaging menu.
Here, you can create a new
Touch to open Google site.
Adding widgets to your
home screen
You can customise your home
screen by adding shortcuts,
widgets, or folders to it. For more
convenience using your phone,
add your favourite widgets on
the home screen.
1 On the home screen, touch
Menu key and select Add. Or
long touch the empty part of
the home screen.
2 On the Add to Home screen
menu, touch the type of item
you want to add.
3 For example, select Folders
from the list and tap it.
4 You will see a new folder’s
icon on the home screen.
Drag it to the desired location
Your Home screen
on the desired panel and
release your finger from the
Tip! To add an application icon to
home screen, touch and hold an
application you want to add to
home screen.
Tip! To delete an application icon
on the home screen, click and
hold the shortcut icon you want
to delete and drag to
Tip! You cannot delete the
preloaded applications. (Only
their icons can be deleted from
the screen.)
Getting back to a recently
used applications
1 Touch and hold the Home
key. The screen will show
you a pop up with icons of
applications that you've used
2 Touch an icon to open its
application. Or, touch Back
key to return to the current
Notification drawer
The notification drawer runs
across the top of your screen.
Wi-Fi Bluetooth GPS
Touch and slide the notification
drawer down with your finger.
Or, on the home screen,
touch Menu key and select
Notifications. Here, you can
check and manage Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth, GPS status as well as
other notifications.
Viewing the status bar
The status bar uses different
icons to display phone
information, such as signal
strength, new messages, battery
life, and active Bluetooth and
data connections.
Below is a table explaining the
meaning of icons you’re likely to
see in the status bar.
Bluetooth connected
System warning
New voicemail
[Status bar]
Flight mode
No SIM card
No signal
No SD card
Wi-Fi is on and
Battery fully charged
Wired headset
Data in
Call forward
Data out
Call hold
Data in and out
Call mute
Missed call
Bluetooth on
GPS is acquiring
Battery is charging
Your Home screen
GPS is on
Onscreen Keyboard
You can also enter text using
the onscreen keyboard. The
onscreen keyboard displays
automatically on the screen
when you need to enter text. To
manually display the keyboard,
simply touch a text field where
you want to enter text.
Qwerty Keypad (Phone Keypad)
Shift Key - Touch once to
capitalise the next letter you
type. Double-tap for all caps.
XT9 Key - Turn on or off XT9
Setting key
Number and Symbols Key Touch to change input to number
and symbol entry. caps.
Enter Key
Key Remove keypad from
the screen.
Delete Key
Go forward or backword
between letters.
Entering text
Tap to change between the
number, symbol, and text keypads.
to swap between
lowercase and uppercase. The
coloured circle on the button
tells you if uppercase is locked
on (green) or if it is just on for
one character (orange).
To enter a space, touch
Tip! To switch between Qwerty
Keypad and Phone Keypad,
Touch and choose Keyboard
Abc mode
This mode allows you to enter
letters by touching the key
labelled with the required letter
once, twice, three or four times
until the letter is displayed.
To input, press and hold the
“a” key.
After the letter “a...” disappears,
keep your finger pressed on the
screen and slide left or right to
select the desired character.
123 Mode
This mode allows you to enter
numbers in a text message (a
telephone number, for example)
more quickly. Touch the keys
corresponding to the required
digits before manually switching
back to the appropriate text
entry mode.
Entering accented letters
When you select French or
Spanish as the text entry
language, you can enter special
French or Spanish characters
(e.g., “a”).
After the corresponding letter
character disappears, press the
same key repeatedly until you
see the special character you
Google Account Set-up
The first time you open the
communicating with Google
Google application on your
servers and checking
phone, you will be required to
username availability.
sign in with your existing Google 5 Enter and re-enter your
account. If you do not have a
password. Then follow
Google account, you’re prompted
the instructions and enter
to create one.
the required and optional
information about the
Creating your Google
account. Wait while the server
creates your account.
1 On the home screen, touch
Signing in your Google
Applications tab
to open
the applications menu.
2 Tap Google mail and tap Next 1 Enter your e-mail address and
> Create to start the Google
password, then tap Sign in.
mail™ set up wizard.
Wait for signing in.
3 Touch a text field to open the 2 After sign in, you can use
touch keyboard, and enter
Google mail™ and take
your name and username for
advantages of Google
your Google account. When
services on your phone.
you entering the text, you
3 Once you have set up your
can move to the next text
Google account on your
field by touching Next on the
phone, your phone will be
automatically synchronised
4 When you’re finished to
with your Google account on
input name and username,
the web. (It depends on your
tap Next. Your phone is
synchronisation settings.)
After sign in, you can use
Google mail™, Google Calendar,
Android Market™ and Google
Download applications from
Android Market™; back up your
settings to Google servers; and
take advantage of other Google
services on your phone.
• Some applications, such as
Calendar, work only with the
first Google Account you add.
If you plan to use more than
one Google Account with your
phone, be sure to sign into the
one you want to use with such
applications first. When you
sign in, your contacts, Google
mail messages, Calendar
events, and other information
from these applications and
services on the web are
synchronised with your phone.
If you don’t sign into a Google
Account during setup, you
will be prompted to sign in or
to create a Google Account
the first time you start an
application that requires one,
such as Google mail or Android
• If you want to use the backup
feature to restore your settings
to this phone from another
phone that was running
Android release 2.0 or later,
you must sign into your Google
Account now, during setup.
If you wait until after setup is
complete, your settings will not
be restored.
• If you have an enterprise
account through your company
or other organisation, your IT
department may have special
instructions on how to sign into
that account.
Making a call
1 Touch
to open the
2 Enter the number on the
keypad. To delete a digit,
touch the Clear icon
3 Touch the Call icon
make a call.
4 To end a call, touch End icon
TIP! To enter “+” to make
international calls, touch and
hold down
Calling your contacts
1 Touch
to open your
2 Scroll through the contact list
or enter the first letter(s) of
the contact you want to call
by touching Search.
3 In the list, touch the contact
you want to call.
Answering and rejecting
a call
When screen locked
When your phone rings, Drag the
Answer icon
to the right.
Drag Decline icon
to the left
reject an incoming call. Drag
Excues msg bar from the bottom
if you want to send one. If the
caller is unknow, this Excuse
msg bar is not available.
When screen unlocked
When your phone ring, touch the
Answer icon
. Touch Decline
to reject an incoming
Touch Excues msg bar from
the bottom if you want to send
one. If the caller is unknow, this
Excuse msg bar is not available.
Adjusting call volume
To adjust the In-call volume
during a call, use volume up &
down key on the right side of
the phone.
Making a second call
Viewing your call logs
1 During your initial call, touch
Then, select the number you
want to call.
2 Dial the number, or search
your contacts.
3 Touch the Call icon
connect the call.
4 Both calls will be displayed
on the call screen. Your initial
call will be locked and put
on hold.
5 Touch
to toggle between
calls. Or touch
to make a
conference call.
6 To end active calls, touch
End call. If there is no active
call, it will end the Hold call.
To end all calls at the same
time, press the Menu key and
select End all calls.
On the home screen, touch
and choose Call log tab.
View a complete list of all dialed,
received, and missed voice calls.
TIP! Touch any single
call log entry to view the date,
time, and duration of the call.
TIP! Press the Menu key,
then touch Clear call log to
delete all the recorded items.
Call settings
You can configure phone call
settings, such as call forwarding,
and other special features
offered by your carrier.
1 Scroll and touch Settings.
2 Tap Call settings.
NOTE: You will be charged for
each call you make.
You can add contacts on your
phone and synchronise them
with the contacts in your Google
Account or other accounts that
support syncing contacts.
Searching for a contact
There are two ways to search for
a contact:
On the Home screen
1 On the home screen, touch
to open your contacts.
2 Touch Search and enter
the contact name using the
Adding a new contact
1 On the home screen, touch
, and enter the new
contact’s number, then press
the Menu key, touch Add to
contact and then Create new
2 If you want to add a picture to
the new contact, touch
Choose from Take a picture
or Pick from gallery.
3 Select the contact type by
4 Touch a category of contact
information and enter the
details about your contact.
5 Touch Done.
Favourite Contacts
You can classify frequently called
contacts as favourites.
To add a contact to your
1 On the home screen, touch
to open your contacts.
2 Touch a contact to view its
3 Touch the star to the right of
the contact’s name. The star
turns gold.
To remove a contact from your
favourites list
1 On the home screen, touch
to open your contacts.
2 Touch the Favorites tab and
choose a contact to view its
3 Touch the gold star to the
right of the contact’s name.
The star turns grey and the
contact is removed from your
Your LG-P500 combines SMS
and MMS into one intuitive,
easy-to-use menu.
Sending a message
1 Touch
icon on the home
screen, and touch New
message to open a blank
2 Enter a contact name or call
number in the To field. As
you enter the contact name,
matching contacts appear.
You can touch a suggested
recipient. You can add
multiple contacts.
NOTE: You will be charged
for a text message for every
person you send the message
3 Touch type to compose
below to start entering your
4 Press the Menu key to open
the options menu. Choose
from Call, Add subject,
Attach, Send, Insert Smiley,
Discard, Templates, All
threads and Add to Contacts.
5 Touch Send to send your
6 The message screen opens,
with your message after your
name. Responses appear on
the screen. As you view and
send additional messages, a
message thread is created.
WARNING: The 160character limit may vary from
country to country depending
on how the SMS is coded
and language.
WARNING: If an image,
video, or audio file is added
to an SMS message, it will be
automatically converted into
an MMS message, and you
will be charged accordingly.
NOTE: When you get an SMS
message during a call, there will
be ring notification.
Threaded box
WARNING: In this mode,
the MMS Client device
guides the user in creating
and sending messages with
content belonging to the Core
MM Content Domain. This
guidance is provided through
warning dialogs.
Messages (SMS, MMS)
exchanged with another party
can be displayed in chronological
order so that you can
conveniently see an overview of
Opening Email and the
your conversation.
Using smilies
Liven up your messages using
When writing a new message,
press the Menu key, then choose
Insert Smiley.
Changing your message
Your LG-P500 message settings
are predefined, so you can send
messages immediately. You can
change the settings based on
your preferences.
Accounts Screen
You can use the Email
application to read email from
services other than Google mail.
The Email application supports
the following account types:
POP3, IMAP and Exchange.
To open the Email application
From the Home screen, touch
The first time you open the
Email application, a setup wizard
opens to help you add an email
After the initial setup, Email
displays the contents of your
Inbox (if you have only one
account) or the Accounts screen
(if you have multiple accounts).
The Accounts screen
The Accounts screen lists your
Combined Inbox and each of
your email accounts.
1 Open the Email application.
If you’re not on the Account
screen, press the Menu Key
and touch Accounts.
2 Select the Email service
- Touch to open your
Combined Inbox, with messages
sent to all of your accounts.
- Touch to open a list of just
your starred messages.
- Touch the folder icon to
open the account’s folders.
You can touch an account to
view its Inbox. The account from
which you send email by default
is indicated with a checkmark.
To open your Combined Inbox
If you have configured Email to
send and receive email from
more than one account, you
can view all messages sent to
all accounts in your Combined
1 Touch Email.
2 Touch Combined Inbox (in the
Accounts screen). Messages
in the Combined Inbox are
colour coded along their left
sides, by account, using the
same colours that are used
for your accounts in the
Accounts screen.
Only your account’s most recent
emails are downloaded to your
phone. To download more
(earlier) email messages, touch
Load more messages at the
bottom of the emails list.
Reading Your Messages
Touch the message you want to
read. The message opens in a
screen that includes information
about who sent it, the date it
was sent, and other related
You can touch that status
indicator to open Quick Contact.
For many types of accounts,
deleted messages are moved
to a Trash folder, so you can
retrieve them in case they were
deleted by mistake.
Responding to a
Starring Messages
You can reply to it, forward it or
even just delete it.
You can add stars to important
messages to make it easy to
keep track of them.
To mark a message as unread
You can set a message to
appear as though it has not been
read – for example, to remind
yourself to read it again later.
While reading a message,
press the Menu Key and
touch Mark as unread.
To star a message
While reading a message,
touch the star
in its
From a list of messages in a
folder, touch a message’s star.
The star turns gold
To delete a message
While reading a message,
touch the Delete button.
While reading a message,
press the Menu Key and
touch Delete.
To unstar a message
Touch the star again.
To view your starred messages
Touch Starred.
A folder opens with your
starred messages.
Composing and Sending
message in a Drafts folder to
resume working on it. Your
message will also be saved
To compose and send a message
as a draft if you touch the
1 While in the Email application,
Back Key
before sending
press the Menu Key and
it. Touch the Discard button
touch Compose.
to abandon and delete a
2 Enter an address for the
message, including any saved
message’s intended recipient.
drafts. If you aren’t connected
As you enter text, matching
to a network, for example,
addresses are offered from
if you’re working in airplane
your Contacts. Separate
mode, the messages that
multiple addresses with
you send are stored in your
Outbox folder until you’re
connected to a network again.
3 Press the Menu Key and
If it contains any pending
touch Add Cc/Bcc to be able
messages, the Outbox is
to Cc or Bcc other contacts/
displayed on the Accounts
email addresses.
4 Enter the text of the message.
Please note that messages sent
5 Press the Menu Key and
touch Attach to send a photo using an Exchange account will
not be located on the phone;
with the message.
they will, however, be located on
6 Touch the Send button.
the Exchange server itself.
If you’re not ready to send
the message, touch the Save If you want to see your sent
messages in the Sent folder
as draft button to save it in
(or with the Sent label), you will
a Drafts folder. Touch a draft
often need to open the Sent
folder/label and select Refresh
from the options menu.
Working with Account
Each account has Inbox,
Outbox, Sent, and Drafts folders.
Depending on the features
supported by your account’s
service provider, you may have
additional folders.
Adding and Editing Email
To add an email account
1 Press the Menu Key and
touch Add account.
2 Touch the Next button. Or,
if you need to enter email
account settings.
3 Enter a name for the account,
confirm how you want your
name to appear in outgoing
mail, then touch the Done
To change an account’s settings
1 Open the Accounts screen.
2 Touch and hold the account
whose settings you want
to change. In the menu
that opens, touch Account
To delete an email account
1 Open the Accounts screen.
2 Touch and hold the account
you want to delete.
3 Touch Remove account in the
menu that opens.
4 Touch the OK button in the
dialog box to confirm that you
want to delete the account.
Social Networking
With your phone, you can
enjoy the social networking
and manage your micro-blog
in on-line communities. You
can update your current status
upload photos and view your
friends’ status updates real-time.
You can add your Facebook,
Twitter accounts to your phone.
If you don’t have an account, you
can visit their sites to set it up.
NOTE: An additional costs may
be incurred when connecting and
using online services. Check your
data charges with your network
Adding your account to
your phone
1 On the home screen, choose
any SNS application you want
to use.
2 If you don't have an account
yet, touch Sign up now and
input details.
3 Enter your e-mail address
and password that you set up
on your community, then tap
Log in.
4 Wait while your details are
checked with your community.
5 Check your community is
turned ON. If you tap your
community, you can see the
current status of your social
40 community.
TIP! If you add a social
networking widget on your
home screen, the widget
will show your status when
your phone updates from the
You can also access the
social community directly by
touching up the widget.
Viewing and updating
your status
1 Choose a community you
want to access.
2 You can see the current
status of your social
3 You can update your status
with comments or uploading
NOTE: This is dependent on
network services.
Tip! You can use information
about friends only in SNS or sync
all data to Contacts.
Removing accounts on
your phone
Choose Settings > Accounts
& Sync settings > Choose an
accounts you want to delete >
Touch Remove account.
Getting to know the viewfinder
rightness – This defines and controls of the amount of sunlight
entering the image. Slide the brightness indicator along the bar,
towards “-” for a lower brightness image, or towards “+” for a
higher brightness image.
Zoom – Zoom in or zoom out. Alternatively you can use the side
volume keys.
Settings – Touch this icon to
open the settings menu. See
Using the advanced settings.
Video mode – Slide down this
icon to switch to video mode.
Taking a photo
Gallery – This enables you
to access your saved photos
from within the camera mode.
Simply touch, and your gallery
will appear on the screen.
Focus – Touch this icon to select the options menu. See Using
the focus mode.
Scene mode – Choose from Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Sports,
Night, and Sunset.
NOTE: You need to insert a memory card first to take a picture.
Without inserting a memory card, you will not be able to take a
picture nor save the picture you had taken.
TIP! You can close all the
shortcut options to give a clearer
viewfinder screen. Just touch the
centre of the viewfinder once.
To recall the options, touch the
screen again.
Using the focus mode
You can select the focus mode
as following options;
Auto Focus – Set the camera to
focus automatically.
Macro – Macro mode allows you
to take extreme close-ups. If you
are trying to take a close-up shot
but the focus box remains red,
try turning the macro mode on.
Face tracking – If you set Face
tracking and take a photo, your
camera detects and focuses on
human faces automatically.
Manual – Set the camera to
focus manually.
Taking a quick photo
1 Choose Camera application.
2 Holding the phone
horizontally, point the lens
towards the subject you want
to photograph.
3 Touch and hold the capture
button lightly, and a focus box
will appear in the centre of
the viewfinder screen.
4 Position the phone so you
can see the subject in the
focus box.
5 When the focus box turns
green, the camera has
focused on your subject.
6 Off the capture button.
Once you’ve taken the
Using the advanced
Your captured photo will appear
on the screen.
Share Touch to share your
photo as Bluetooth,
Email, Facebook,
Google mail,
Messaging, Picasa or
In the viewfinder, touch
open all advanced options.
You can change the camera
setting by scrolling the list. After
selecting the option, touch the
Back key.
Image size – Touch to set the
size (in pixels) of the picture
you take. Select a pixel value
from the numerical options: 3M
(2048x1536), 2M (1600x1200),
1M (1280x960), VGA (640x480),
QVGA (320x240).
ISO – The ISO rating determines
the sensitivity of the camera’s
light sensor. The higher the ISO,
the more sensitive the camera
will be. This is useful under
darker conditions when you
cannot use the flash. Select from
ISO values of Auto, 400,200
and 100.
White balance – Choose from
Auto, Incandescent, Sunny,
Fluorescent, and Cloudy.
NOTE: Additional charges may
apply when MMS messages are
downloaded while roaming.
Touch to use the image
as Contact icon or
Rename Touch to edit the name
of the selected picture.
Touch to delete the image.
Touch to take another photo
immediately. Your current
photo will be saved.
Touch to view a gallery of
your saved photos.
Set as
Colour effect – Choose a colour
tone for your new photo.
Once you’ve made your
selection, use the Back key to
close the colour tone menu. You
are then ready to take a picture.
NOTE: You can change a colour
picture to black and white or
sepia, but you cannot change a
black-and-white or sepia picture
to colour.
Timer – The self-timer allows
you to set a delay after the
shutter is pressed. Select Off,
3 seconds, 5 seconds, or 10
seconds. This is ideal if you want
to be included in a photo.
Shot mode – Choose from
Normal, Continuous shot,
Beauty shot, Art shot, Face
effect and Cartoon.
Image quality – Choose from
Super fine, Fine, and Normal.
The finer the quality, the sharper
the photo. However, the file size
will increase as a result, which
means you’ll be able to store
fewer photos in the memory.
Auto review – If you set Auto
review on, it will show you
the picture you just had taken
Shutter sound – Select one of
the four shutter sounds.
Tag location – Activate to use
your phone’s location-based
services. Take pictures wherever
you are and tag them with the
location. If you upload tagged
pictures to a blog that supports
geotagging, you can see the
pictures displayed on a map.
NOTE: This function is only
available when GPS is active.
– Restore all camera
default settings.
– Touch whenever you
want to know how this function
operates. This is provide you a
quick guide.
TIP! When you exit the
camera, all settings will return
to their defaults, except image
size and image quality. Any
nondefault settings must be
reset, such as colour tone and
ISO. Check these before you
take your next photo.
TIP! The settings menu
is superimposed over the
viewfinder, so when you
change elements of the image
colour or quality, you will see a
preview of the image change
behind the settings menu.
Viewing your saved
1 You can access your saved
photos from within the
camera mode. Just touch
and touch the screen then
you will see Slideshow and
TIP! Flick left or right to
view other photos or videos.
- Touch to see slide show.
- Touch to share the
contents or delete
Touch More for more options
Detail - Check information
of contents.
Set as - Set as contact
icon or wallpaper
Crop -Crop your photo.
Move your finger across
the screen to select the
Rotate - Rotate left or right
Video camera
Getting to know the viewfinder
Brightness – This defines and controls of the amount of sunlight
entering the Video. Slide the brightness indicator along the bar,
towards “-” for a lower brightness Video, or towards “+” for a
higher brightness Video.
Zoom – Zoom in or zoom out. Alternatively you can use the side
volume keys. Before starting record a video, you can use the
zoom function. You can not control the zoom function during
Settings – Touch this icon to
open the settings menu. See
Using the advanced settings.
Camera mode – Slide up
this icon to switch to camera
Start recording
Gallery – This enables you to
access your saved photos &
Videos from within the video
camera mode. Simply touch,
and your gallery will appear on
the screen.
Scene mode – Set the camera to adjust to the environment.
Choose from Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Sunset and Night.
Video size – Touch to set the size (in pixels) of the video you
record. Choose your video image size from VGA (640x480), QVGA
(320x240) or QCIF (176x144).
Video camera
Shooting a quick video
1 Slide the camera mode button
down position, the icon will
change to .
2 The video camera’s viewfinder
will appear on the screen.
3 Holding the phone horizontally,
point the lens towards the
subject of the video.
4 Press the capture button once
to start recording.
5 REC will appear at the bottom
of the viewfinder with a timer
showing the length of the
6 Touch
on the screen to
stop recording.
After shooting a video
A still image representing your
video will appear on the screen.
Play Touch to play the video.
Share Touch to share your
video as Bluetooth,
Email, Google mail™,
MMS or YouTube™.
NOTE: Additional charges may
apply when MMS messages are
downloaded while roaming.
Touch to edit the name
of the selected video.
Touch to shoot another
video right away. Your
current video will be saved.
Touch to delete the video
you just made, and confirm
by touching Yes. The
viewfinder will reappear.
Touch to view a gallery of
your saved videos.
Using the advanced
Using the viewfinder, touch
to open all the advanced options.
Adjust the video camera setting
by scrolling the list. After
selecting the option, touch the
Back key.
White balance – The white
balance ensures any the white
areas in your video are realistic.
To enable your camera to adjust
the white balance correctly,
you may need to determine the
light conditions. Choose from
Auto, Incandescent, Sunny,
Fluorescent, and Cloudy.
Colour effect – Choose a colour
tone to use for your new view.
Duration – Set a duration limit
for your video. Choose between
Normal and MMS to limit the
maximum size to send as an
MMS message. If you set as
MMS , you can record 300k
Also you can choose QVGA and
QCIF only in this mode.
TIP! When choosing MMS
duration, the Video quality will
be set as QCIF and you can
shoot longer videos.
Video quality – Choose from
Super fine, Fine and Normal.
Audio recording – Choose Mute
to record a video without sound.
Auto review – If you Auto
review on, it will show you
the video you just recorded
– Restore all video
camera default settings.
– Touch whenever you
want to know how this function
operates. This is provide you a
quick guide.
TIP! You can change a video
shot in colour to black and
white or sepia, but you cannot
change a black-and-white or
sepia video to colour.
Watching your saved
1 In the viewfinder, touch
2 Your gallery will appear on the
3 Touch a video once to bring
it to the front of the gallery. It
starts to play automatically.
Your photos and videos
Adjusting the volume
when viewing a video
To adjust the volume of a video
while it is playing, use the
volume keys on the left side of
the phone.
Setting a photo as
1 Touch the photo you want to
set as wallpaper to open it.
2 Touch the screen to open the
options menu.
3 Touch Set as , then touch
Set Wallpaper.
You can store multimedia files to a
memory card to have easy access
to all your image and video files.
Touch Applications tab, then
select Gallery. You can open a
list of catalogue bars that store
all your multimedia files.
NOTE: Make sure you
install a memory card into the
phone to save photos and
access all your pictures. Without
a memory card, the phone will
not display any photos or videos
without Picasa images which are
in your Picasa album.
View model
Touch Gallery and you will see
Folder view.
Touch any folder and it will turn
to Grid view mode. If you tap
any photo, it will turn to Full view
Timeline view
LG-P500 Gallery provides a
timeline view of your photos
and videos. From Grid view
to the right,
the date you took your photos
will be displayed starting latest.
If you select a specific date, all
the photos you took on that day
will be grouped over a white
My Images options menu
Select a photo, then press Menu
key twice to see the available
Sending a photo
1 To send a photo, touch and
hold the photo you want.
2 Select Share. Choose from
Bluetooth, Email, Google
mail™, Messaging, SNS or
3 When you choose Email,
Google mail™ or Messaging,
your photo will be attached to
a message, then you write and
send the message normally.
TIP! If you have a SNS account
and set it up on your phone, you
can share your photo to SNS
Sending a video
1 To send a video, touch and
hold the video you want.
2 Select Share. Choose from
Bluetooth, Email, Google
mail™, Messaging, or
3 When you choose Email,
Google mail™ or Messaging,
your video will be attached to
a message, then you write and
send the message normally.
Using an image
Choose images to use as
wallpaper or identify callers.
1 Touch and hold a photo, then
select Set as.
2 Choose from Contact icon, or
Creating a slideshow
From Full view mode, you can
create a slideshow so you don’t
have to open and close each
1 Touch and hold a photo, then
select Slideshow.
Checking your photo
You can view a photo’s detailed
information, such as Name,
Date, Time, Size and Type.
1 Touch Menu > More >
Transferring files using
USB mass storage
To transfer files using USB
1 Connect the LG-P500 to a PC
using a USB cable.
2 If you didn't install LG Android
Platform Driver on your PC,
you need to change settings
manually. Choose Settings >
SD Card & Phone Storage >
Activate Mass Storage Only.
3 Touch Turn on USB storage.
4 You can view the mass
storage contents on your PC
and transfer the files.
NOTE: You need to install and
SD card first. Without an SD
card, you cannot use USB mass
NOTE: If you installed LG Android
Platform Driver, you will see pop
up with 'Turn on USB storage'
Your LG-P500 has a built-in
music player that lets you play
all your favourite tracks. To
access the music player, touch
Playing a song
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
2 Touch Songs.
3 Select the song you want
to play.
4 Touch
to pause the song.
5 Touch
to skip to the next
6 Touch
to go back to the
first part of the song. Touch
two times to go back to
the previous song.
To change the volume while
listening to music, press the up
and down volume keys on the
right side of the phone.
Touch and hold any song in the
list. It will display Play, Add To
Playlist, Use As Phone Ringtone,
Delete, Details, and Search as
NOTE: Music file copyrights may
be protected by international
treaties and national copyright
Therefore, it may be necessary
to obtain permission or a licence
to reproduce or copy music.
In some countries, national
laws prohibit private copying
of copyrighted material. Before
downloading or copying the file,
please check the national laws of
the relevant country concerning
the use of such material.
Using the radio
Your LG-P500 has a built-in FM
radio so you can tune in to your
favourite stations and listen on
the go.
NOTE: You must attach your
headphones to listen to the radio.
Insert them into the headphone
Searching for stations
You can tune in to radio stations
by searching for them manually
or automatically. They will then
be saved to specific channel
numbers, so you don’t have to
keep re-tuning in.
You can store up to 48 channels
on your phone.
To tune in automatically
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
FM radio.
2 Press the Menu key and
touch Auto scan.
3 If there are pre-set channels,
you will see a pop-up with
'Reset all channels and start
Auto scan?'. If you choose
OK, all the pre-set channels
will be deleted and Auto scan
will start.
4 During Auto scanning, touch
Stop if you want to stop
scanning. Only scanned
channels before you stop
scanning will be saved.
NOTE: You can also manually tune
in to a station using the displayed
Resetting channels
1 Press the Menu key and
choose Reset Channel to
reset the current channel, or
choose Reset All Channels to
reset all the channels.
Listening to the radio
1 Touch Listen Via and you can
set Speaker or Wired headset
to listen to the radio.
TIP! To improve radio
reception, extend the headset
cord, which functions as the
radio antenna.
If you connect a headset not
specifically made for radio
reception, radio reception may
be poor.
Google applications
1 First, set up a Google
account. Enter your user
name and password.
2 After signing in, your contacts,
email, and calendar in
your Google account will
automatically synchronise
with your LG-P500.
Tip! If you change your Google
account after signing in, or you
want to log out, please use the
below step: Menu > Settings
> Applications > Manage
applications > Google Apps >
Clear data.
Google Maps™
Check your current location and
traffic and receive directions to
your destination. The LG-P500
must be connected to Wi-Fi or
NOTE: Google Maps™ does not
cover all cities and countries.
Press Menu key to use options:
– Enter the place
you are looking for.
– This will let you
find out the route of your entered
place. Touch to input the data
. Choose from Contacts or Point
on Map or My current location.
– You can switch
view from Traffic to Satellite or
Terrain. Tap Latitude then you
will see the location of your
contacts from Google Account.
My Location
– Point your
current location on the map.
Join Latitude
– Share your
location with friends you choose
and Google.
– Clear map or find
Starred items and more.
NOTE: While viewing Street View
for a location, press the Menu key
then touch Compass Mode to turn
compass mode on.
Android Market™ lets you
download useful applications
and games. If you install
applications and games from
Android Market™, they appear
in the LG-P500 menu. You can
check downloaded application by
tapping Downloads tab.
You can check other's comment
regarding an application or you
can post your comments.
1 Select a category from Apps
and Games to browse its
contents. It will show you Top
paid, Top free and Just in.
2 Choose an application to
NOTE: When you want to finish
the game, use the Home or Back
key. You will return to the home
screen. Or use the Menu key of
the game.
Google mail™
Google mail™ is configured
when you first set up your
phone. Depending on your
synchronisation settings,
Google mail™ on your phone is
automatically synchronised with
your Google mail™ account on
the web.The inbox conversations
list is your default Google mail™
Press the Menu key, then touch
Refresh to send or receive new
emails and to synchronise your
emails with your Google mail™
account on the web. With Menu
key, you can compose an email,
Add account , Go to labels,
Search and More.
Google Talk™
Google Talk™ is Google’s instant
messaging program. It lets you
communicate with other people
who also use Google Talk™.
Press the Menu key and check
available options.
All friends
– Join all friends
to communicate.
Add friend
– Send invitation
to chat.
Google applications
– It search any chat
that contains your entered word
or sentences.
Sign Out
– Sign out from
chat. When you touch Talk icon
from the Home screen, you will
be Signed in automatically if you
set Automatically sign in active.
– Adjust indicator
or notification. etc.
– From here, you can
close all chats and check Invites
and Blocked list.
Setting your alarm
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
2 If you want to add a new
alarm, touch .
3 Set the time and touch
turn on the alarm. After you
set the time, the LG-P500
will let you know how much
time is left before the alarm
4 Set Repeat, Ringtone or
Vibrate and add Label to
name the alarm. Touch Done.
5 Press the Menu key to add
alarm or adjust Snooze
duration or alarm volume
from settings.
Using your calculator
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
2 Touch the number keys to
enter numbers.
3 For simple calculations, touch
the function you want (+, –, x,
or ÷), followed by =.
4 For more complex
calculations, press the Menu
key, touch the Advanced
panel, then choose sin, cos,
tan, log, and so on.
Adding an event to your
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
2 First, you must create a
Google account to use
3 To check the event, touch the
date. Touch and hold if you
want to add a New event.
then touch New event.
4 Touch What, then enter the
event name. Check the date
and enter the time you want
your event to begin and finish.
5 Also, touch Where, then enter
the location.
6 If you would like to add a note
to your event, touch Description
and enter the details.
7 If you want to repeat the
alarm, set Repetition, and set
Reminders, if necessary.
8 Touch Done to save the event
in the calendar. A coloured
square in the calendar will
mark all days that have saved
events. An alarm will sound
at the event start time to help
you stay organised.
ThinkFree Office
Changing your calendar
Press Menu key
New – Add document,
Spreadsheet, Presentation or
Refresh – Refresh datas.
Sort – Sort by name, Date
or Size.
Preferences – Adjust
ThinkFree Office settings.
Update – Update ThinkFree
About – More information
about ThinkFree Office.
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
Calendar. Press the Menu
2 Select the calendar view for
a particular day, week, or
ThinkFree Office allows you
to read documents, and
provides limited edit functions
for Microsoft Word, Excel and
PowerPoint. But You can not edit
PDF file.
1 Touch and hold a file, then
Open, Upload, Rename,
Move, Copy, Delete, Send
and Properties options are
available. This is depending
on the file type.
Voice recorder
Use the voice recorder to record
voice memos or other audio files.
Recording a sound or voice
select Email, Google mail™
and Messaging, the voice
recording will be added to the
message that you write and
send it normally.
1 On the home screen, touch
Applications tab and select
Voice Recorder.
2 Touch
to begin
3 Touch
to end recording.
4 Press the Menu key and
select Use as to set as the
Phone ringtone.
NOTE: Touch Go to list to access
your album. You can listen to the
saved recording.
Sending the voice
1 Once you have finished
recording, you can send the
audio clip by touching the
Menu key and Share.
2 Choose from Bluetooth,
Email, Google mail™ and
Messaging. When you
The Web
Browser gives you a fast, fullcolour world of games, music,
news, sports, entertainment, and
much more, right on your mobile
phone. Wherever you are and
whatever you’re into.
NOTE: Additional charges apply
when connecting to these
services and downloading
content. Check data charges with
your network provider.
Using options
Press the Menu key to view
ew window – Open a new
ookmark – Add/Show
Bookmark, show Most
Visited Site and History.
indow – Show all your
open windows.
efresh – Touch to refresh
the web page.
Forward – Goes to the page
you connected later than current
page. This is opposite concept
with Back key, which goes to the
previous page.
• Add bookmark – Add
the current web page as
• Find on page – If you
enter a letter or any word,
it will marks all the letters
you entered from the web
• Select Text – Touch and
select the lines you want
to copy. Long touch any
input box then you can
paste it.
• Page info – show the web
page information.
• Share Page – Send the
web page.
• Downloads – Show
downloaded history.
• Settings – Set browser
Tip! To return the previous webpage, press Back key.
Adding and accessing
1 Press the Menu key then
select Bookmarks.
2 Touch a bookmark and enter
a name for the bookmark
followed by its URL.
3 To access the bookmark,
simply touch the bookmark.
You will be connected to the
bookmarked page.
Changing Web browser
Press the Menu key then select
More > Settings.
Wireless & networks
Location & Security
Here, you can manage Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth. Also, you can set
mobile networks, airplane mode.
Airplane mode – After setting
Airplane mode, all wireless
connections will be disabled.
Use wireless networks – If you
check Use wireless networks,
your phone will be determine
your approximate location
by using Wi-Fi and mobile
networks. When you check this
option, you’re asked whether you
consent to allowing Google to
use your location when providing
these services.
Use GPS Satellites – If you
check Enable GPS satellites, your
phone will be determine your
location to street-level accuracy.
Set up screen lock – Set unlock
pattern to secure your phone.
Opens a set of screens that
guide you through drawing a
screen unlock pattern. You can
set PIN or Password instead of
Pattern or leave it as None.
Adjust sound, notification default
settings ,vibrate mode. You can
manage audible and Haptic
feedback also.
Brightness – Adjust the
brightness of the screen.
Auto-rotate screen – Set to
switch orientation automatically
when you rotate the phone.
Animation – Set to display an
Screen timeout – Set the time
for screen timeout.
When you turn on your phone
or wake up the screen, you're
prompted to draw your unlock
pattern to unlock the screen.
Set up Sim card lock – Set up
SIM card lock or change SIM
Visible passwords – Select
to show passwords as you
type them or deselect to hide
passwords as you type them.
Select device administrators
– Add or more administrations
Use secure credentials – Allows
you to access secure certificates
Install from SD card – choose to
install encrypted certificates from
your SD card.
Set password – set or change
the credential storage password.
Clear storage - Clear credential
storage of all contents and reset
its password
You can manage applications and
set up quick launch shortcuts.
Unknown Sources – Default
setting to install non-Market
Manage Applications
– Manage and remove installed
Running services - Check
currently running services
Development – Set options for
application development.
Accounts & sync settings
Activate Background data
synchronisation or Auto-sync.
Check or add accounts.
Activate to back up your
application data and settings.
If you activate Automatic restore,
it will restore backed up settings
when you reinstall it.
Also, you can Factory data reset.
Be careful as this will erase all
your data.
SD card & phone storage
Check total available SD card
space. Touch Unmount SD card
for safe removal. Format the SD
card, if you want to delete all
data from the SD card.
Touch Google search and
you can adjust Google search
Adjust Searched items so you
can get necessary information
effectively . Choose from Web,
Apps, Contacts, Messaging
Search, Music or Twitter.
Date and time
Set date, time, time zone, and
Locale and text
Set local language and region, text
input, and autocorrect options.
You use the Accessibility settings
to configure any accessibility
plug-ins you have installed on
your phone.
Note: Requires additional plugins to become selectable.
Speech synthesis
You use the Text-to-Speech
settings to configure the Android
text-to-speech synthesiser,
for applications that can take
advantage of it.
About phone
View legal information, and
check phone status and software
With Wi-Fi, you can use highspeed Internet access within the
coverage of the wireless access
point (AP).
You can enjoy wireless Internet
with Wi-Fi, without extra charges.
Turn on Wi-Fi
From Home Screen , open
Notification drawer and touch
From Menu, Choose settings >
Wireless & network settings >
Wi-Fi .
To connect to Wi-Fi
Choose Wi-Fi network you want
to connect. If you see
you need to enter password to
If you are out of Wi-Fi area and
choose 3G connection, additional
chareges may be applied.
USB tethering
You can share your phone's
internet connection with your
You can tether your phone to
your computer with a USB cable.
Settings > Wireless & network
settings > Tethering & portable
hotspot > USB tethering
For more information regarding
USB tethering, click Help.
To use USB Tethering, you need
to install PC Suite on to your
PC first.
Wi-Fi Tethering
Use your LG-P500 as portable
Wi-Fi hotspot
Settings > Wireless & network
settings > Tethering & portable
hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi hotspot
If your phone turns into sleep
mode even when it is connected
to Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi connection
will be disabled automatically.
In this case, if your phone has
access to 3G data, it may be
connected to the 3G network
automatically, and additional
charges may be applied.)
NOTE: The LG-P500 supports
802.1x EAP. security. If your
Wi-Fi service provider or network
administrator sets encryption for
network security, fill in the key in
the pop-up window. If encryption
is not set, this pop-up window
will not be shown. You can obtain
the key from your Wi-Fi service
provider or network administrator.
Software update
Phone Software update
LG Mobile Phone Software
update from internet
For more information on using
this function, please visit the
http://update.lgmobile.com or
index.jsp → select country and
This Feature allows you to
update the firmware of your
phone to the latest version
conveniently from the internet
without the need to visit a
service centre.
As the mobile phone firmware
update requires the user’s full
attention for the duration of the
update process, please make
sure to check all instructions
and notes that appear at each
step before proceeding. Please
note that removing the USB
data cable or battery during the
upgrade may seriously damage
you mobile phone.
DivX Mobile
digital video format created by
DivX, Inc. This is an official DivX
Certified® device that plays DivX
video. Visit www.divx.com for
more information and software
tools to convert your files into
DivX video.
device must be registered in
order to play purchased DivX
Video-on-Demand (VOD) movies.
To obtain your registration code,
locate the DivX VOD section
in your device setup menu.
Go to vod.divx.com for more
information on how to complete
your registration.
DivX Certified® to play DivX®
video up to 320 x 240.
DivX®, DivX Certified®
and associated logos are
trademarks of DivX, Inc. and
are used under license.
Technical data
Ambient Temperatures
Max: +55°C (discharging), +45°C (charging)
Min: -10°C
Declaration of Conformity
Suppliers Details
LG Electronics Inc
LG Electronics Inc. LG Twin Towers 20,
Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea 150-721
Product Details
Product Name
GSM 850 / E-GSM 900 / DCS 1800 / PCS 1900 Quad Band and WCDMA Terminal Equipment
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Applicable Standards Details
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
EN 301 489-01 V1.8.1, EN 301 489-07 V1.3.1
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1, EN 301 489-19 V1.2.1 , EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1
EN 301 511 V9.0.2
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1 EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1,
EN 300 328 V1.7.1
EN 50360:2001/EN62209-1:2006
EN 60950-1 : 2006
Supplementary Information
The conformity to above standards is verified by the following Notified Body(BABT)
BABT, Forsyth House, Churchfield Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2TD, United Kingdom
Notified Body Identification Number : 0168
I hereby declare under our sole responsibility
that the product mentioned above to which this
declaration relates complies with the above mentioned
standards and Directives
Doo Haeng Lee / Director
LG Electronics Inc. – EU Representative
Veluwezoom 15, 1327 AE Almere, The Netherlands
Signature of representative
Issued Date
September. 03 , 2010
These Accessories are available for use with the LG-P500.
(Items described below may be optional.)
Data cable
Connect your
LG-P500 and
User Guide
Learn more
about your LGP500.
• Always use genuine LG accessories.
• Failure to do this may void your warranty.
• Accessories may vary in different regions.
Before using the mobile phone, please read first!
How to save music/video
files to the phone
Connect your phone to the PC
using the USB cable.
Touch and drag down the status
bar on the home screen. Select
USB connected > Turn on USB
storage > Open folder to view
If you didn't install LG Android
Platform Driver on your PC, you
need set it manually.
For more information, refer to
'Transferring files using mass
storage devices' .
Save music or video files from
the PC to the phone's removable
- You may copy or move files
from the PC to the phone's
removable storage using a card
- If there is a video file with a
subtitle file (.smi or .srt file with
the same name as the video
file), place them in the same
folder to display the subtitle
automatically when playing the
video file.
- When downloading music or
video files, copyright must
be secured. Please note that
a corrupted file or file with a
wrong extension may cause
damage to the phone.
How to play music/video
files to the phone
Playing music files
Locate the file you want in the
list and select it to play.
Playing video files
Locate the file you want in the
list and select it to play.
How to move the
contacts from the old
phone to the current
Export your contacts as a CSV
file from your old phone to the
PC using a PC sync program.
1 Download Mobile Sync for
Android at www.lg.com and
install it in the PC. Run the
program and connect your
Android mobile phone to the
PC using the USB cable.
2 Select the Contacts icon. Go
to Menu > File > Import and
select the CSV file saved in
the PC.
3 If the fields in the imported
CSV file are different from
the ones in Mobile Sync for
Android, you need to map
the fields. After mapping the
fields, click OK. Then, the
contacts are added in Mobile
Sync for Android.
4 If the connection of LG-P500
phone (using the USB cable)
is detected by Mobile Sync for
Android, click "Sync" or "Sync
contacts" to synchronise the
contacts saved in the PC to
your phone and save them.
How to send data from
your phone via Bluetooth
Sending data via Bluetooth:
You can send data via Bluetooth
by running a corresponding
application, not from Bluetooth
menu, unlike regular mobile
* S ending pictures: Run the
Gallery application and select
Picture > Menu. Click Share
and select Bluetooth > Check
If Bluetooth is turned on and
select Scan for devices >
Choose the device you want to
send data from the list.
Before using the mobile phone, please read first!
* E xporting contacts: Run the
Contacts application. Touch
the address you want to export
to. Press Menu and Select
Share > Bluetooth > Check
If Bluetooth is turned on and
select Scan for devices >
Choose the device you want to
send data from the list.
* S ending multi-selected
contacts: Run the "Contacts"
application. To Select more
than one contact press Menu
key and touch Multiselect .
Select the contacts you want
to send or press Menu key
and touch Select all > Touch
Share > Bluetooth > Select
all. Select Share > Bluetooth
> Check If Bluetooth is turned
on and select Scan for devices
> Choose the device you want
to send data from the list.
* C onnecting to FTP (Only the
FTP server is supported on
this handset): Select "Settings"
> "Wireless & networks" >
"Bluetooth settings". Then,
select the "Discoverable"
checkbox and search for other
devices. Find the service you
want and connect to the FTP
TIP: The version is Bluetooth 2.1
EDR and certified by Bluetooth
SIG. It is compatible with other
Bluetooth SIG certified devices.
- If you want to search for this
phone from other devices,
go to "Settings" > "Wireless
& networks" > "Bluetooth
Then, select the "Discoverable"
The checkbox is cleared after
120 seconds.
- Supported profiles are SDAP,
HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP (server),
FTP (server), A2DP, AVRCP,
and DUN.
This chapter lists some problems you might encounter while using
your phone. Some problems require you to call your service provider,
but most are easy to correct yourself.
Possible causes
Possible Corrective Measures
USIM error
There is no USIM
card in the phone
or it is inserted
Make sure that the SIM card is correctly
No network
Weak Signal
outside of GSM
network area.
Operator applied
new services
Move towards a window or into an
open area. Check the Network Operator
coverage map.
See if the SIM card is older than
If so, change your SIM at the office of your
network provider.
Codes do not
To change a
security code,
you will need to
confirm the new
The default code is [0000]. If you forget
code by entering
the code, contact your Service Provider.
it again.
The two codes you
have entered do
not match.
cannot be set
Not supported by
Service Provider
or registration
Contact your Service Provider.
Possible causes
Possible Corrective Measures
Calls not
Dialing error New
SIM card inserted
Prepaid Charge
limit reached
New network not authorised.
Check for new restrictions.
Contact Service Provider or reset limit
with PIN 2.
Phone cannot
be switched
On/Off key pressed
long enough
Battery is not
charged Battery
contacts are dirty
Press the On/Off key down for at least
two seconds.
Keep charger attached for a longer time
Clean the contacts.
Take out the battery and insert again.
Battery is not
Charge battery.
Temperature is too
hot or cold
Make sure phone is charging under
normal temperatures.
Contact problem
Check the charger and connection to the
phone. Check the battery contacts and
clean them if necessary.
No voltage
Plug into a different socket.
Charger defective
If the charger does not warm up, replace
Wrong charger
Battery defective
Only use original LG accessories.
Replace battery.
Charging error
Touch function
doesn’t work
calibration fault
or is abnormal
Perform the touchpad calibration via
phone setting menu.
Possible causes
Possible Corrective Measures
Number not
The Fixed Dial
Number function
is on.
Check settings.
Impossible to
receive/ send Memory Full
SMS & Picture
Delete some existing messages in the
Files not open
Unsupported file
Check the file format that can be
SD Card not
FAT 16 file system
supported only
Check SD card file system via card reader
Or format SD card using phone
The screen
does not turn
on when I
receive a call.
Proximity sensor
If you use any protection tape or case,
check it is covered the area around
proximity sensor. Make sure that the area
around the proximity sensor is clean.
No Sound
Vibration or
manner mode
Check the setting status of sound menu
to make sure you are not in vibrate or
silent mode.
Hang up or
software problem
Take out the battery and insert battery.
Turn on the phone.
Try to do software update service via
WEB site.
Guidelines for safe and efficient use
Please read these simple
guidelines. Not following these
guidelines may be dangerous
or illegal.
Exposure to radio
frequency energy
Radio wave exposure and
Specific Absorption Rate
(SAR) information. This mobile
phone model LG-P500 has
been designed to comply with
applicable safety requirements
for exposure to radio waves.
These requirements are based
on scientific guidelines that
include safety margins designed
to assure the safety of all
persons, regardless of age and
• The radio wave exposure
guidelines employ a unit of
measurement known as the
Specific Absorption Rate,
or SAR. Tests for SAR are
conducted using standardised
methods with the phone
transmitting at its highest
certified power level in all used
frequency bands.
• While there may be differences
between the SAR levels of
various LG phone models,
they are all designed to meet
the relevant guidelines for
exposure to radio waves.
• The SAR limit recommended
by the International
Commission on Non-Ionizing
Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
is 2W/kg averaged over 10g
of tissue.
• The highest SAR value for this
model phone tested by DASY4
for use at the ear is 0.927 W/
kg (10 g) and when worn on
the body is 0.699 W/kg(10 g).
• SAR data information for
residents in countries/regions
that have adopted the SAR
limit recommended by the
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
which is 1.6 W/kg averaged
over 1g of tissue.
Product care and
Only use batteries, chargers
and accessories approved for
use with this particular phone
model. The use of any other
types may invalidate any
approval or warranty applying
to the phone, and may be
• Do not disassemble this unit.
Take it to a qualified service
technician when repair work is
• Repairs under warranty, at
LG’s option, may include
replacement parts or boards
that are either new or
reconditioned, provided that
they have functionality equal
to that of the parts being
• Keep away from electrical
appliances such as TVs,
radios, and personal
• The unit should be kept away
from heat sources such as
radiators or cookers.
• Do not drop.
• Do not subject this unit to
mechanical vibration or shock.
• Switch off the phone in any
area where you are required
by special regulations. For
example, do not use your
phone in hospitals as it may
affect sensitive medical
• Do not handle the phone
with wet hands while it is
being charged. It may cause
an electric shock and can
seriously damage your phone.
• Do not charge a handset near
flammable material as the
handset can become hot and
create a fire hazard.
• Use a dry cloth to clean the
exterior of the unit (do not use
solvents such as benzene,
thinner or alcohol).
Guidelines for safe and efficient use
• Do not charge the phone when
it is on soft furnishings.
• The phone should be charged
in a well ventilated area.
• Do not subject this unit to
excessive smoke or dust.
• Do not keep the phone next
to credit cards or transport
tickets; it can affect the
information on the magnetic
• Do not tap the screen with a
sharp object as it may damage
the phone.
• Do not expose the phone to
liquid or moisture.
• Use the accessories like
earphones cautiously. Do
not touch the antenna
Efficient phone operation
Electronics devices
All mobile phones may get
interference, which could affect
• Do not use your mobile phone
near medical equipment
without requesting permission.
Avoid placing the phone over
pacemakers, for example, in
your breast pocket.
• Some hearing aids might be
disturbed by mobile phones.
• Minor interference may affect
TVs, radios, PCs, etc.
Road safety
Check the laws and regulations
on the use of mobile phones in
the area when you drive.
• Do not use a hand-held phone
while driving.
• Give full attention to driving.
• Pull off the road and park
before making or answering
a call if driving conditions so
• RF energy may affect some
electronic systems in your
vehicle such as car stereos
and safety equipment.
• When your vehicle is equipped
with an air bag, do not
obstruct with installed or
portable wireless equipment.
It can cause the air bag to fail
or cause serious injury due to
improper performance.
• If you are listening to music
whilst out and about, please
ensure that the volume
is at a reasonable level
so that you are aware of
your surroundings. This is
particularly imperative when
near roads.
Avoid damage to your
Damage to your hearing can
occur if you are exposed to loud
sound for long periods of time.
We therefore recommend that
you do not turn on or off the
handset close to your ear. We
also recommend that music
and call volumes are set to a
reasonable level.
NOTE: Excessive sound and
pressure from earphones can
causing hearing loss.
Glass Parts
Some parts of your mobile
device are made of glass. This
glass could break if your mobile
device is dropped on a hard
surface or receives a substantial
impact. If the glass breaks, do
not touch or attempt to remove.
Stop using your mobile device
until the glass is replaced by an
authorised service provider.
Blasting area
Do not use the phone where
blasting is in progress. Observe
restrictions, and follow any
regulations or rules.
Potentially explosive
• Do not use the phone at a
refueling point.
Guidelines for safe and efficient use
• Do not use near fuel or
• Do not transport or store
flammable gas, liquid, or
explosives in the same
compartment of your vehicle
as your mobile phone and
Emergency calls
In aircraft
Battery information and
Wireless devices can cause
interference in aircraft.
• Turn your mobile phone off
before boarding any aircraft.
• Do not use it on the ground
without permission from the
Keep the phone in a safe
place out of the reach of small
children. It includes small parts
which may cause a choking
hazard if detached.
Emergency calls may not be
available under all mobile
networks. Therefore, you should
never depend solely on the
phone for emergency calls.
Check with your local service
• You do not need to completely
discharge the battery before
recharging. Unlike other
battery systems, there is no
memory effect that could
compromise the battery’s
• Use only LG batteries and
chargers. LG chargers are
designed to maximise the
battery life.
• Do not disassemble or shortcircuit the battery pack.
• Keep the metal contacts of the
battery pack clean.
• Replace the battery when it
no longer provides acceptable
performance. The battery pack
maybe recharged hundreds of
times until it needs replacing.
• Recharge the battery if it has
not been used for a long time
to maximise usability.
• Do not expose the battery
charger to direct sunlight or
use it in high humidity, such as
in the bathroom.
• Do not leave the battery
in hot or cold places, this
may deteriorate the battery
• There is risk of explosion if
the battery is replaced by an
incorrect type.
• Dispose of used batteries
according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Please recycle when possible.
Do not dispose as household
• If you need to replace the
battery, take it to the nearest
authorised LG Electronics
service point or dealer for
• Always unplug the charger
from the wall socket after
the phone is fully charged
to save unnecessary power
consumption of the charger.
• Actual battery life will depend
on network configuration,
product settings, usage
patterns, battery and
environmental conditions.