SGH-i900
Quick Start
Guide
The user manual is available on the Samsung website.
Using this guide
X
Refer to—pages with related
information; for example:
X p. 12 (represents refer to
page 12)
→
Followed by—the order of
options or menus you must
select to perform a step; for
example: Tap Start →
Programs → Camera
(represents Start, followed by
Programs, followed by
Camera)
[ ]
Square brackets—device keys;
for example: [ ] (represents
the Power key)
This Quick Start Guide has been specially
designed to guide you through the
functions and features of your device.
Instructional icons
Before you start, familiarise yourself with
the icons you will see in this guide:
Warning—situations that could
cause injury to yourself or
others
Caution—situations that could
cause damage to your device
or other equipment
Note—notes, usage tips, or
additional information
Safety and usage
information
Comply with the following precautions to avoid
dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak
performance of your device.
Safety warnings
Keep your device away from small
children and pets
Keep your device and all accessories out of the
reach of small children or animals. Small parts
may cause choking or serious injury if
swallowed.
Protect your hearing
Listening to a headset at high
volumes can damage your hearing.
Use only the minimum volume
setting necessary to hear your
conversation or music.
Install mobile devices and equipment
with caution
Ensure that any mobile devices or related
equipment installed in your vehicle are securely
mounted. Avoid placing your device and
accessories near or in an air bag deployment
area. Improperly installed wireless equipment
can cause serious injury when air bags inflate
rapidly.
Handle and dispose of batteries and
chargers with care
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and
chargers specifically designed for your
device. Incompatible batteries and chargers
can cause serious injuries or damage to your
device.
• Never dispose of batteries or devices in a
fire. Follow all local regulations when
disposing used batteries or devices.
• Never place batteries or phones on or in
heating devices, such as microwave ovens,
stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode
when overheated.
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Avoid interference with pacemakers
Maintain a minimum of 15 cm (6 inches)
between mobile devices and pacemakers to
avoid potential interference, as recommended
by manufacturers and the independent research
group, Wireless Technology Research. If you
have any reason to suspect that your device is
interfering with a pacemaker or other medical
equipment, turn off the device immediately and
contact the manufacturer of the pacemaker or
medical equipment for guidance.
Turn off the device in potentially
explosive environments
Do not use your device at refuelling points
(service stations) or near fuels or chemicals.
Turn off your device whenever directed by
warning signs or instructions. Your device could
cause explosions or fire in and around fuel or
chemical storage and transfer areas or blasting
areas. Do not store or carry flammable liquids,
gases, or explosive materials in the same
compartment as the device, its parts, or
accessories.
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Reduce the risk of repetitive motion
injuries
When sending text messages or playing games
on your device, hold the device with a relaxed
grip, press the keys lightly, use special features
that reduce the number of keys you have to
press (such as templates and predictive text),
and take frequent breaks.
Safety precautions
Drive safely at all times
Avoid using your device while driving and obey
all regulations that restrict the use of mobile
devices while driving. Use hands-free
accessories to increase your safety when
possible.
Follow all safety warnings and
regulations
Comply with any regulations that restrict the
use of a mobile device in a certain area.
Use only Samsung-approved
accessories
Protect batteries and chargers from
damage
Using incompatible accessories may damage
your device or cause injury.
• Avoid exposing batteries to very cold or very
hot temperatures (below 0° C/32° F or above
45° C/113° F). Extreme temperatures can
reduce the charging capacity and life of your
batteries.
• Prevent batteries from contacting metal
objects, as this can create a connection
between the + and - terminals of your
batteries and lead to temporary or
permanent battery damage.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
• Risk of explosion if a battery is replaced by
an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries
according to the instructions.
Turn off the device near medical
equipment
Your device can interfere with medical
equipment in hospitals or health care facilities.
Follow all regulations, posted warnings, and
directions from medical personnel.
Turn off the device or disable the
wireless functions when in an aircraft
Your device can cause interference with aircraft
equipment. Follow all airline regulations and
turn off your device or switch to a mode that
disables the wireless functions when directed by
the airline personnel.
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Handle your device carefully and
sensibly
Avoid interference with other
electronic equipment
• Do not allow your device to get wet—liquids
can cause serious damage. Do not handle
your device with wet hands. Water damage
to your device can void your manufacturer’s
warranty.
• Avoid using or storing your device in dusty,
dirty areas to prevent damage to moving
parts.
• Your device is made of complex electronics—
protect it from impacts and rough handling to
avoid serious damage.
• Do not paint your device, as paint can clog
moving parts and prevent proper operation.
• Avoid using the device’s camera flash or light
close to the eyes of children or animals.
• Your device and memory cards may be
damaged by exposure to magnetic fields. Do
not use carrying cases or accessories with
magnetic closures or allow your device to
come in contact with magnetic fields for
extended periods of time.
Your device emits radio frequency (RF) signals
that may interfere with unshielded or improperly
shielded electronic equipment, such as
pacemakers, hearing aids, and medical
equipment in homes or vehicles. Consult the
manufacturers of your electronic equipment to
solve any interference problems you experience.
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Important usage
information
Use your device in the normal position
• Avoid contact with your device’s internal
antenna. The internal antenna is located at
the bottom of the device.
• Hold your device in portrait orientation when
using GPS services to get a better signal.
Allow only qualified personnel to
service your device
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your
device may result in damage to your device and
will void your warranty.
Ensure maximum battery and charger
life
• Avoid charging batteries for more than a
week, as overcharging may shorten battery
life.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge
and must be recharged before use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources
when not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
Handle SIM cards and memory cards
with care
• Do not remove a card while the device is
transferring or accessing information, as this
could result in loss of data and/or damage to
the card or device.
• Protect cards from strong shocks, static
electricity, and electrical noise from other
equipment.
• Frequent writing and erasing will shorten the
life span of memory cards.
• Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or
terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
If dirty, wipe the card with a soft cloth.
Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your device may not be
possible in some areas or circumstances. Before
travelling in remote or undeveloped areas, plan
an alternate method of contacting emergency
services personnel.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
certification information
Your device conforms to European Union (EU)
standards that limit human exposure to radio
frequency (RF) energy emitted by radio and
telecommunications equipment. These
standards prevent the sale of mobile devices
that exceed a maximum exposure level (known
as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0
watts per kilogram of body tissue.
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During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for
this model was 0.671 watts per kilogram. In
normal use, the actual SAR is likely to be much
lower, as the device has been designed to emit
only the RF energy necessary to transmit a
signal to the nearest base station.
By automatically emitting lower levels when
possible, your device reduces your overall
exposure to RF energy.
The Declaration of Conformity at the back of this
user manual demonstrates your device’s
compliance with the European Radio & Terminal
Telecommunications Equipment (R&TTE)
directive. For more information about the SAR
and related EU standards, visit the Samsung
mobile website.
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and
other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This marking shown on the product or
its literature, indicates that it should
not be disposed with other household
wastes at the end of its working life. To prevent
possible harm to the environment or human
health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate this from other types of wastes and
recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable
reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the
retailer where they purchased this product, or
their local government office, for details of
where and how they can take this item for
environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and
check the terms and conditions of the purchase
contract. This product should not be mixed with
other commercial wastes for disposal.
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Welcome
Unpack
This Quick Start Guide will help you
assemble your device and learn basic
procedures. To learn additional
procedures, please refer to the SGH-i900
user manual.
Your package contains the following
items:
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•
•
•
•
•
Handset
Battery
Travel adapter (charger)
CD-ROM1
Stereo headset
PC data cable
The items supplied with your device
and available accessories may be
different depending on your region or
service provider.
1. The CD-ROM contains Microsoft ActiveSync
software, add-on software, and other
applications.
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Get to know your
device
Front view
1
5
6
2
7
3
8
4
8
1
Earpiece
2
Multifunction jack
3
Talk/Speakerphone key
4
Mouthpiece
5
Front camera lens
6
Touch screen
7
End/Device lock key
8
Trackpad
Rear view
5
1
6
2
7
8
4
Camera key
5
Reset button
6
Camera flash
7
Rear camera lens
8
Battery cover
Keys
Key
3
Description
Turn the device on or off
(press and hold); activate or
deactivate Sleep mode;
indicate the device status
4
1
Power key/LED indicator
2
Main menu key
3
Volume key
Open the dialling screen;
make or answer a call;
activate the speakerphone
during a call (press and hold)
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Key
Description
Scroll through the touch
screen; confirm your selection
or execute the selected
application
End a call; return to the Today
screen; lock or unlock the
device (press and hold)
Open the main menu screen
Adjust volume; during a call,
adjust voice volume; during
an incoming call, mute the call
ringer
Turn on the camera (press and
hold); in Camera mode, take a
photo or record a video
Icons
Icon
Description
UMTS network available
UMTS connected
HSDPA network available
HSDPA connected
ActiveSync in progress
Battery level
Low battery
Battery charging
No battery
Attempt to access via
Bluetooth
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Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Receiving data via Bluetooth
Missed call
Bluetooth stereo headset
connected
More status icons are available
(tap the icon to see them)
Call on hold
New text message
Calls are forwarded
New email message
Connected to a computer
New multimedia message
Data call in progress
New voice mail message
EDGE available
No signal
EDGE connected
No SIM
GPRS available
GPRS connected
Searching for a signal
Pending alarm
Radio connected
Radio off
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Icon
Description
Use the touch screen
Ringer on
You can perform the following actions on
your device’s touch screen:
Ringer off
Ringer set to vibrate
Roaming
Signal strength
Sync error
Urgent notification (tap the
icon to see the message)
Voice call in progress
Wi-Fi activated
Wi-Fi data call in progress
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Tap: Touch the screen once to select
commands or launch applications.
Tap-and-hold: Tap and hold an item to
see a list of available actions. Tap the
action you want to perform on the popup menu.
Drag: Tap-and-hold a scroll bar or text
and then drag it to move the bar or select
text.
To avoid scratching your device’s
touch screen, do not use pens,
pencils, or other sharp objects to tap
or write on the touch screen.
Assemble and prepare
your device
Insert the SIM card and
battery
2. Insert the SIM card.
Insert the SIM card with the goldcoloured contacts facing the
device.
1. Remove the battery cover.
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3. Insert the battery.
Charge the battery
1. Open the cover to the multifunction
jack on the side of the device.
4. Replace the battery cover.
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2. Plug the small end of the travel
adapter into the device.
3. Plug the large end of the travel
adapter into a power outlet.
Insert a memory card
(optional)
4. When charging is finished, unplug the
travel adapter from the power outlet.
By inserting a memory card, you can
store multimedia files and messages or
backup your important information. Your
phone accepts microSD™ memory cards
up to 16 GB (depending on memory card
manufacturer and type).
5. Remove the travel adapter from the
device.
Although a charger cable is
connected,
• the battery may not charge in
some situations to protect the
device.
• the battery level may remain low if
the device is using a large amount
of power.
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Remove the battery.
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3. Insert a memory card into the
memory card slot with the label facing
up.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions. Your
device will automatically connect to
the cellular network.
Unlock the external keys and
the touch screen
You can lock the external keys and the
touch screen to prevent any unwanted
device operations from accidentally
pressing any of the keys and the screen.
From the Today screen, press and hold
[
]. To unlock the keys and the
screen, tap Unlock → Unlock, or press
and hold [
].
4. Insert the battery.
5. Replace the battery cover.
Disable wireless functions
Turn on your device for
the first time
1. Press and hold [
device.
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] to turn on your
By disabling your device’s wireless
functions, you can use non-network
services in areas where wireless devices
are prohibited, such as aeroplanes and
hospitals.
To disable wireless functions,
1. From the Today screen, tap Start →
Settings.
2. On the Connections tab, tap
Wireless Manager.
3. Tap Phone.
Your device will show
screen.
on the Today
To enable wireless functions, repeat steps
1 - 3 above.
Use widgets
Use widgets on the Today screen.
Open the toolbar
Tap the arrow at the bottom left of the
Today screen to open the toolbar. You can
rearrange widgets on the toolbar or move
them to the Today screen.
Depending on your region or service
provider, available widgets may vary.
Widget
Description
Analogue
clock
View the current
time
Games
Access your games
Photo
album
Browse your photos
and set a photo as
the wallpaper
World
clock
View the time in
another country or
city
Today’s
date
View today’s date
Digital
clock
View the current
time
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Widget
Description
Add the widgets to the Today
screen
Events
View missed calls
and new messages
Music
player
Open the music
player to play music
files
FM radio
Listen to the FM
radio
Use basic call functions
Service
status
Show the current
service status
Make a voice call
Profile
Turn the system
volume on or off
Memo
View your memos
and create a new
memo
1. Open the toolbar.
2. Drag a widget from the toolbar to the
Today screen. You can position the
widget anywhere on the screen.
1. Press [
].
2. Enter an area code and phone
number.
3. Tap
or press [
].
During a call, the touch screen is
locked. Press the trackpad to unlock
the touch screen.
4. To end the call, press [
18
].
Make a video call
Adjust the call volume
1. Press [
To adjust the call volume, tap
and
drag the slider for the call volume ( ) or
press the Volume key during a call.
].
2. Enter an area code and phone
number.
3. Tap
.
Enter text
4. To end the call, press [
].
Answer a call
1. Press [
].
2. To end the call, press [
].
Reject a call
Tap Ignore or press [
].
When you reject a call, the caller will
hear a busy tone.
When you need to enter text, tap an
input panel icon at the bottom of the
screen. Tap the arrow next to the input
panel icon and choose one of the
following input methods for entering
text:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Block Recognizer
Keyboard
Letter Recognizer
Samsung Keyboard
Samsung Keypad
Samsung Phonepad
Transcriber
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You can tap the input panel icon at any
time to show or hide the input panel.
• Refer to the user manual to learn
more about entering text.
• Some of the input methods may
not be supported according to
language.
Work with applications
Open applications or folders
1. From the Today screen, tap Start.
2. Tap an application or folder.
Refer to the user manual to learn
more about applications on your
device.
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Switch applications
Your device allows you to multi-task by
running multiple applications at the same
time.
To switch from one active application to
another,
1. Tap
to open a list of applications.
2. Tap an application.
Close applications
To close the current application, tap
.
or
To close an application that is running in
the background,
1. From the Today screen, tap Start →
Programs → Task Manager.
2. Scroll to an application and tap End
Task.
If you install several applications that
change the registry of your device, it
may not work well. You need to
perform a hard reset.
From the Today screen, tap Start →
Settings → System tab → Hard
Reset → Clear Memory.
Use basic camera
functions
View a photo
1. From the Today screen, tap Start →
Programs → Media Album.
2. Tap
.
3. Tap a thumbnail to open it.
Record a video
1. Press and hold [Camera].
2. Tap
to launch the camcorder.
Capture a photo
3. Rotate the device anti-clockwise to
landscape view.
1. Press and hold [Camera].
4. Aim the lens at the subject and make
adjustments.
2. Rotate the device anti-clockwise to
landscape view.
3. Aim the lens at the subject and make
adjustments.
4. Press the trackpad or [Camera] to
capture the image.
5. Press the trackpad or [Camera] to
begin recording.
6. When you are finished, tap , or
press the trackpad or [Camera] to
stop recording.
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Play a video
1. From the Today screen, tap Start →
Programs → Media Album.
2. Tap
.
3. Tap a thumbnail to open it.
Listen to music
Your device is equipped with Windows
Media Player to allow you to play music
files.
Add music files to your device
Use the following methods to add music
files to your device:
• Copy files to a memory card and insert
the card into the device
• Download files from the wireless web
(see the user manual)
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• Receive via Bluetooth (see the user
manual)
• Synchronise with ActiveSync® (see the
user manual)
Play music files
1. Tap Start
Media.
→ Programs → Windows
2. On the Library screen, if necessary,
tap Menu → Library and then select
the memory from which you want to
retrieve files.
3. Tap Menu → Update Library...
4. When libraries have been updated,
tap Done.
5. Select a category.
6. Scroll to the library you want to play
and tap Play.
During playback:
• To pause or resume playback, tap or
.
• To access the previous or next file, tap
or .
• To adjust the volume, tap
or .
Customise your device
Learn to change themes and background
images, add or remove items, and adjust
the system volume from the Today
screen.
Change your theme or
background image
3. On the Appearance tab, tap a theme
or tap Use this picture as the
background → Browse to locate a
background image.
4. When you are finished, tap
.
Add or remove items on the
Today screen
1. From the Today screen, tap Start →
Settings.
2. On the Personal tab, tap Today.
3. On the Items tab, tap the check
boxes next to each item to add or
remove items.
1. From the Today screen, tap Start →
Settings.
4. Tap an item’s name and then tap
Move Up or Move Down to arrange
items.
2. On the Personal tab, tap Today.
5. When you are finished, tap
.
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Adjust the system volume
To adjust the system volume (for keys
and applications), tap
and drag the
slider for the system volume ( ) or
press the Volume key while using an
application.
Activate Etiquette pause
You can temporarily pause the music
player or mute event alarms by placing
the device face down when you activate
Etiquette pause.
1. From the Today screen, tap Start →
Settings.
2. On the System tab, tap Motion
Sensor.
3. On the Etiquette tab, tap the check
box next to Etiquette pause.
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View the electronic
version of the user
manual
For more information, view the
SGH-i900 user manual. The manual is
available on the Samsung website
(http://www.samsungmobile.com). The
manual is available as an Adobe Acrobat
file (.pdf). If you do not have Adobe
Reader, you can download the free
program at www.adobe.com.
Some of the contents in this guide may differ from your phone depending on the software of
the phone or your service provider.
World Wide Web
http://www.samsungmobile.com
Printed in Korea
Code No.:GH68-19353A
English (EU). 10/2008. Rev. 1.2