User Guide
A downloadable, printable guide to your ZTE Prestige 2 and its features.
Available applications and services are subject to change at any time.
Table of Contents
GETTING STARTED
1
Introduction
2
About the User Guide
Set Up Your Phone
2
3
Parts and Functions
3
Battery Use
4
Insert the Battery
4
Remove the Battery
6
Charge the Battery
6
nano-SIM Card
8
SD Card
9
Insert an SD Card
10
Unmount an SD Card
10
Remove an SD Card
11
Format an SD Card
13
Use an SD Card as Internal Storage
14
Turn Your Phone On and Off
20
Use the Touchscreen
21
Activation and Service
24
Complete the Setup Screens
25
Basic Operations
Basics
27
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Home Screen and Applications (Apps) List
27
Phone Settings Menu
29
Portrait and Landscape Screen Orientation
30
Capture Screenshots
31
Applications
32
Launch Applications
32
Apps List
32
Phone Number
34
Silent/Vibration Mode
35
Do Not Disturb Mode
36
Airplane Mode
37
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Enter Text
37
Touchscreen Keyboards
37
Google Keyboard
38
TouchPal Keyboard
39
Google Voice Typing
43
Tips for Editing Text
43
Google Account
44
Create a Google Account
44
Sign In to Your Google Account
46
Google Play Store
47
Find and Install an App
47
Request a Refund for a Paid App
49
Update an App
49
Uninstall an App
50
Get Help with Google Play
51
Lock and Unlock Your Screen
51
Update Your Phone
52
Update Your Phone Firmware
52
Update Your Android Operating System
55
Update Your Profile
56
Update Your PRL
56
Your Phone's Home Screen
58
Home Screen Basics
58
Home Screen Layout
58
Extended Home Screens
59
Status Bar and Notification Panel
60
Status Bar
60
Notification Panel
62
Customize the Home Screen
64
Change the Wallpaper
64
Change the Theme
65
Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen
66
Add Widgets to the Home Screen
67
Add Folders to the Home Screen
67
MAKING CONNECTIONS
Phone Calls and Voicemail
69
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Place and Answer Calls
70
Call Using the Phone Dialer
70
Call Emergency Numbers
72
Answer Phone Calls
73
In-Call Screen Layout and Operations
77
Place a Call from Contacts
79
Call from Call Log
80
Voicemail
80
Voicemail Setup
81
Visual Voicemail Setup
81
Review Visual Voicemail
82
Visual Voicemail Options
83
Configure Visual Voicemail Settings
84
Optional Calling Services
85
Caller ID Blocking
85
Call Waiting
86
Conference Calling
87
Phone App Settings
Contacts
89
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Add a Contact
95
View Contacts
97
Contacts Screen Layout
98
Edit a Contact
99
Delete a Contact
100
Share a Contact
101
Import Contacts
102
Back Up Contacts
104
Messaging
106
Text and Multimedia Messaging
106
Send a Text Message
106
Send a Multimedia Message (MMS)
107
Save and Resume a Draft Message
108
New Messages Notification
108
Manage Message Conversations
109
Text and MMS Options
110
Gmail
112
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Create and Send a Gmail Message
112
Check Received Gmail Messages
114
Use Gmail Labels
115
Archive Gmail Threads
116
Mute Gmail Threads
117
Delete Gmail Threads
118
Search Gmail Messages
118
Report Spam Gmail
120
Add Another Google (Gmail) Account
120
Switching between Gmail Accounts
121
Email
121
Set Up an Email Account
122
Add an Email Account
122
Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account
124
Create and Send an Email Message
125
Open Email Messages
126
Delete an Email Account
128
Manage Your Email Inbox
128
Exchange ActiveSync Email Features
130
Internet and Social Networking
Browser
132
132
Use the Browser
132
Add a Bookmark
134
View Browser History
135
Open New Browser Tabs
136
Browser Settings
136
Chrome Browser
137
Facebook
138
Install the Facebook App on Your Phone
138
Use Facebook
139
Twitter
139
Install the Twitter App on Your Phone
139
Tweet on Twitter
139
LinkedIn
140
Install the LinkedIn App on Your Phone
140
Sign In to Your LinkedIn Account
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Hangouts
140
Connectivity
142
Transfer Files between Your Phone and a Computer
142
Wi-Fi
143
Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network
143
Wi-Fi Settings
145
Disconnect Wi-Fi
146
Wi-Fi Direct
146
Hotspot
148
Tethering
149
Bluetooth
150
Bluetooth Information
150
Enable the Bluetooth Feature
150
Pair Bluetooth Devices
151
Connect to a Paired Bluetooth Device
153
Send Information Using Bluetooth
154
Receive Information via Bluetooth
156
APPS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Camera and Video
158
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Camera Overview
159
Take Pictures and Record Videos
159
Take a Picture
160
Record Videos
161
View Pictures and Videos Using Gallery
162
Edit Pictures
164
Share Pictures and Videos
166
Send Pictures or Videos by Email
166
Send a Picture or Video by Multimedia Message
167
Send Pictures or Videos Using Bluetooth
168
Share Pictures or Videos via Additional Apps or Social Media
169
Share Videos on YouTube
170
Camera Settings
171
Switch Cameras Modes
171
Set Camera Functions
172
Productivity
173
Calendar
173
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Add an Event to the Calendar
173
View Calendar Events
176
Sync Calendars
176
Synchronize an Exchange ActiveSync Calendar
178
Google Maps
179
Google Search
181
Use Google Search
181
Use Google Voice Search
181
Calculator
182
Clock
183
Set Alarms
184
Additional Clock Features
186
File Manager
187
Entertainment and Activities
188
Google Play Music App
188
Play Music with Google Play
188
Google Play Music Screen Layout
189
Create Playlists in Google Play Music
190
Music Player
192
Listen to Music Using the Music Player
192
The Playback Screen
193
Create a Playlist
194
Manage Playlists
194
Manage Songs in a Playlist
196
Set a Song as Ringtone
197
Sound Recorder
198
YouTube
200
View YouTube Videos
200
Post a Video to YouTube
201
SETTINGS
203
Connections Settings
204
Basic Settings
204
Wi-Fi Settings Menu
205
Bluetooth Settings
208
Mobile Network Settings
209
Hotspot Settings
211
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Data Usage Settings
213
More Settings
214
Airplane Mode
215
Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
216
Prepare Your Phone for VPN Connection
217
Set Up Secure Credential Storage
217
Add a VPN Connection
218
Connect to or Disconnect from a VPN
218
Default SMS App Settings
219
Bluetooth Tethering
220
Personal Settings
221
Display Settings
221
Sound and Notification Settings
222
Security Settings
224
Screen Lock Settings
225
Screen Lock
226
Disable the Screen Lock
230
Navigation Key Setting
230
Date and Time Settings
231
Language & Input Settings
232
Device Settings
235
Location Settings
235
Storage Settings
236
Battery Settings
237
Apps Settings
238
Memory Settings
239
Users Settings
240
Connect to PC Settings
242
Backup & Reset
243
Accounts
246
Set Up a New Account
246
Manage Existing Accounts
246
System Settings
248
Accessibility Settings
248
Printing
249
Connect Your Printer to Your Google Account
249
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Use Cloud Print on Your Phone
System Updates
251
About Phone
252
GETTING HELP
For Assistance
255
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Troubleshooting
256
Specifications
257
Boost Account Information and Help
258
Manage Your Account
258
Re-Boost
259
Copyright Information
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Getting Started
The topics in this section will introduce you to your phone, help you get set up with service, provide an overview of the phone screen, and get you started with basic phone operations.
Getting Started
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Introduction
The following topics describe the basics of using this guide and your new phone.
About the User Guide
Thank you for purchasing your new ZTE Prestige™ 2. The following topics explain how best to use this guide to get the most out of your phone.
Before Using Your Phone
From home, tap Apps > Settings > About phone > Legal information to read the Get Started guide and Product Safety Information that were digitally compiled in your phone thoroughly for proper usage.
Accessible services may be limited by subscription contract conditions.
Descriptions in the User Guide
Note that most descriptions in this guide are based on your phone's setup at the time of purchase. Unless otherwise noted, instructions begin from the phone's home screen, which is displayed by tapping Home . Some operation descriptions may be simplified.
Screenshots and Key Labels
Screenshots and other illustrations in this user guide may appear differently on your phone. Key labels in the user guide are simplified for description purposes and differ from your phone's display.
Other Notations
In the user guide, the phone may be referred to either as "phone," "device," or "handset." A microSD™ or microSDHC™ card is referred to as an "SD card" or a "memory card."
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Set Up Your Phone
The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your phone and wireless service the first time.
Parts and Functions
These topics illustrate your phone’s primary parts and key functions.
Note: Your phone's screens and apps layouts are subject to change. This user guide uses sample images only.
Phone Layout
The following illustration outlines your phone’s primary external features and keys.
Part
Description
Proximity and light sensors
Detects how close an object is to the surface of the screen and the available light. This is typically used to automatically adjust screen brightness and detect when your face is pressed up against the screen, such as during a phone call.
Front camera lens
Takes pictures and records videos while facing the screen, and allows you to video conference.
Earpiece
Lets you hear the caller and automated prompts.
Touchscreen
Displays all the information needed to operate your phone, such as the call status, the Contacts list, and the date and time. Also provides onetap access to all of your features and applications.
Volume keys
Allow you to adjust the ringtone or media volume or adjust the voice volume during a call.
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Part
Description
Power/Lock key
Lets you turn the phone on or off, turn airplane mode on or off, turn the screen on or off, or restart the phone.
Recent Apps key Displays a list of recently used applications.
Returns you to the home screen. Home key Back key Lets you return to the previous screen, or close a dialog box, options menu, the notification panel, or onscreen keyboard.
LED indicator
Displays a phone notification, charging status, or alert.
Speaker
Lets you hear the different ringtones and sounds. The speaker also lets you hear the caller’s voice in speakerphone mode.
USB charger/accessory port
Allows you to connect the phone charger or the USB cable (included). Microphone
Transmits your voice for phone calls or records your voice or ambient sounds for voice recordings and videos. The microphone on top of the phone is useful for canceling ambient noise during a phone call.
Flash
Helps illuminate subjects in low-light environments when the camera is focusing and capturing a picture or video. You can also use it as a flashlight.
Back camera lens
Lets you take pictures and videos.
3.5 mm headset jack
Allows you to plug in either a stereo headset or an optional headset for convenient, hands-free conversations. CAUTION! Inserting an accessory into the incorrect jack may damage the phone.
Battery Use
The following topics explain how to insert and remove your phone’s battery.
Battery Cautions
Storage: Avoid storing or leaving battery with no charge remaining. Saved information and settings may become lost or changed, or battery may become unusable. Charge once every six months before storing or leaving unused for a long period.
Bulges: Depending on use, bulges may appear near end of battery life. This does not affect safety.
Replacing Battery: The battery is a consumable item. It needs to be replaced if operating time shortens noticeably. Purchase a new battery.
Cleaning: Clean soiled terminals between battery and phone with a clean, dry cotton swab. Soiled terminals can result in a poor connection and prevent charging, etc.
Insert the Battery
Follow these instructions to insert your phone’s battery safely and properly.
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1. Remove the battery cover.
l Lift gently in the direction shown.
2. Insert the battery.
l Align the contacts of the battery with the contacts in the phone.
3. Attach the battery cover.
l Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
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Remove the Battery
Follow these instructions to remove your phone’s battery. Always power the phone off before removing the battery.
1. Remove the battery cover.
l Lift gently in the direction shown.
2. Remove the battery.
l Lift upward gently as shown.
Charge the Battery
Follow these instructions to charge your phone’s battery using either the included AC adapter or via a USB connection on your computer.
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Charge Using the AC Adapter
1. Plug the USB connector into the charger/accessory jack on the bottom of your phone.
2. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the AC adapter. 3. Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet. The indicator light illuminates when charging starts. Fully charging a battery may take up to three hours.
4. After charging, disconnect the phone from the charger. l Unplug the AC adapter from the outlet, and remove the USB cable from the phone and the AC adapter.
Charge Using a PC Connection
Before using a PC connection to charge your phone, ensure that the computer is turned on. Depending on the type of connection, your phone’s battery may not charge.
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1. Insert the small end of the USB cord into the charger/accessory jack on the bottom of your phone.
2. Insert the large end of the USB cord into an external USB port on your computer.
3. After charging, remove the USB cable from both the phone and the computer.
nano-SIM Card
The nano-SIM card is an IC card containing phone number and other customer information.
Handling a nano-SIM Card
Keep the following in mind when handling a nano-SIM card.
n You are responsible for any damage caused by inserting the nano-SIM card in another-brand IC card reader, etc. Boost Mobile is not responsible in such a case.
n Always keep the IC chip clean.
n Wipe clean with a dry, soft cloth.
n Avoid applying labels. May damage nano-SIM card.
n See instructions included with nano-SIM card for handling.
n The nano-SIM card is the property of Boost Mobile.
n The nano-SIM card is replaceable (at cost) in case of loss/damage.
n Return the nano-SIM card to Boost Mobile when canceling subscription.
n Returned nano-SIM cards are recycled for environmental purposes.
n Note that nano-SIM card specifications and performance may change without notice.
n It is recommended that you keep a separate copy of information that is stored on nano-SIM card. Boost Mobile is not responsible for damages from stored information that is lost.
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n Always follow emergency procedures to suspend service if your nano-SIM card or phone (nano-SIM card inserted) is lost or stolen. For details, contact Customer Service.
n Always power off the phone before inserting/removing the nano-SIM card.
Insert nano-SIM Card
Follow these instructions to insert a nano-SIM card. Remember to power off your phone before inserting a nano-SIM card.
Note: Your phone’s nano-SIM card is preinstalled. These instructions are for reference only.
1. Remove the battery cover and battery. (See Remove the Battery.)
2. Insert the nano-SIM card.
l Insert gently with gold IC chip facing downward.
3. Insert the battery and replace the battery cover. (See Insert the Battery.)
l Align the contacts of the battery with the contacts in the phone.
l Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
SD Card
Your phone supports the use of an optional SD card (not included) to expand its storage capacity. It supports cards up to 32 GB. Some cards may not operate properly with your phone.
SD Card Cautions
Data: Information stored on an SD card can become lost or changed accidently or as a result of damage. It is recommended that you keep a separate copy of important data. Boost Mobile is not responsible for damages from data that is lost or changed.
Reading/Writing Data: Never power off or remove the battery while reading or writing data.
Battery Level: A low battery charge may prevent reading/writing to an SD card.
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Handling SD Card: Use/store SD cards away from the reach of infants. May cause choking if swallowed.
Insert an SD Card
Follow these steps to insert an optional SD card (not included). Make sure to power your phone off before inserting or removing an SD card.
1. Remove the battery cover and battery. (See Remove the Battery.)
2. Insert SD card.
l Insert SD card all the way gently without bending and with terminals facing down.
l Insert only SD cards.
3. Insert the battery and replace the battery cover. (See Insert the Battery.)
l Align the contacts of the battery with the contacts in the phone.
l Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
Unmount an SD Card
Always unmount an SD card before removing it from your phone.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings . 2. Tap Storage. 3. Tap Unmount next to the name of your SD card. The text below your SD card name changes from its space usage to Ejected. The card is now unmounted.
Remove an SD Card
Follow these instructions to remove an SD card. Always unmount the SD card or power the phone off before removing an SD card.
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1. Remove the battery cover.
l Lift gently in the direction shown.
2. Remove SD card.
3. Attach the battery cover.
l Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
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Format an SD Card
When you insert an optional SD card for the first time, it is recommended that you format it on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Storage. 3. Tap the SD card name below Portable storage.
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4. Tap Format, and then tap Erase & format to confirm.
All data on the SD card is erased, and the card is formatted for use on your phone. Tap Done to exit.
Use an SD Card as Internal Storage
You can use an optional SD card as an extension of the internal storage and save data and media files on it. This requires formatting that erases all data on the card and after that the card will only work in this phone. If you move the SD card to another device, it needs to be formatted before it can be used.
CAUTION! As part of the internal storage, the SD card may have data on it that is necessary for some apps to function normally. Therefore, do not remove or replace the card randomly.
Set Up the SD Card as Internal Storage
Before using the SD card as internal storage, you need to set the card up.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
.
2. Tap Storage. 3. Tap the SD card name below Portable storage. Getting Started
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4. Tap Format as internal, and then tap Erase & format to confirm. 5. The phone will prompt you to move your photos, files and other data from the phone storage to the SD card. Tap Move now or Move later and tap Next. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue. Getting Started
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Note: If you move files and data to the SD card, it will be used to save new apps data and personal data (such as photos and videos) and only the SD card is accessible from a computer. If you choose not to move, new apps data and personal data is saved to the phone storage and the SD card is not accessible from a computer.
Move Data Between Internal Storage and the SD Card
While you can choose the save location for data and files when setting up the SD card as internal storage, you can also move the files and data between the SD card and the phone any time afterwards.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
.
2. Tap Storage. 3. Below Device storage, tap Phone or the SD card name. l If you want to move data and files from the phone to the SD card, tap the SD card name.
l If you want to move data and files from the SD card to the phone, tap Phone.
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4. Tap Migrate data > Move.
Existing app data and personal files are moved to the destination storage. The destination is used to save new apps data and personal data (such as photos and videos) and only the destination is accessible from a computer.
Remove the SD Card as Internal Storage
While the SD card is used as internal storage, you can still unmount and remove the card while the phone is on.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
.
2. Tap Storage.
3. Tap the SD card name below Device storage.
4. Tap Eject > Eject.
Note: Moved data and personal files to the phone storage as instructed above before ejecting the card. Otherwise some apps and files may not be accessible or usable until you install the card back.
5. When the screen prompts the card is safely ejected, you can now remove it from the phone.
Reformat SD Card as Portable Storage
If you no longer want to use your SD card as internal storage, you can reformat the card as portable storage.
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Note: Move data and apps to the phone storage as instructed above before formatting the card. Otherwise some apps and files may be permanently lost.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
.
2. Tap Storage.
3. Tap the SD card name below Device storage.
4. Tap Format as portable.
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5. Tap Format.
The SD card is formatted and mounted to the phone as portable storage. Tap Done to finish.
Turn Your Phone On and Off
The instructions below explain how to turn your phone on and off.
Turn Your Phone On
n Press and hold the Power/Lock key. Your phone will power on. Depending on the settings, you may see the lock screen.
l See Lock and Unlock Your Screen and Screen Lock for information about using the screen lock.
l The first time you turn the phone on, you will see the startup screens. See Complete the Setup Screens for details.
l If your phone is not yet activated, see Activation and Service for more information.
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Turn Your Phone Off
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock key to display the device options menu. 2. Tap Power off to turn the phone off. Your phone will power off.
Your screen remains blank while your phone is off (unless the battery is charging).
Use the Touchscreen
Your phone’s touchscreen lets you control actions through a variety of touch gestures.
Tap
When you want to type using the onscreen keyboard, select items onscreen such as application and settings icons, or press onscreen buttons, simply tap or touch them with your finger.
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Touch and Hold
To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link in a Web page), touch and hold the item.
Swipe or Slide
To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen.
Drag
To drag, press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to move your finger. While dragging, do not release your finger until you have reached the target position.
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Flick
Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe your finger in light, quick strokes. This finger gesture is always in a vertical direction, such as when flicking the contacts or message list.
Rotate
For most screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by turning the phone sideways. When entering text, you can turn the phone sideways to bring up a bigger keyboard. See Touchscreen Keyboards for more details.
Note: The Auto-rotate feature needs to be enabled for the screen orientation to automatically change. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Display and tap Auto-rotate screen.
Tip: You can also access the screen rotation setting from the notification panel. Pull down the status bar and tap Portrait or Auto-rotate to select or deselect the option.
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Pinch and Spread
“Pinch” the screen using your thumb and forefinger to zoom out or “spread” the screen to zoom in when viewing a picture or a Web page. (Move fingers inward to zoom out and outward to zoom in.)
Activation and Service
Before using your phone, you must set up your service with Boost Mobile. You will need your phone’s serial number (MEID), printed on a sticker inside the battery compartment.
For more information about your Boost Mobile account, see Boost Account Information and Help.
Create Your Account and Pick Your Plan
Set up your Boost Mobile account.
1. From your computer, visit boostmobile.com and click Activate.
2. Choose an activation option and click Next. 3. When prompted, enter the serial number (MEID) printed on the sticker located on the back of your phone in the battery compartment. This number can also be found on the bottom panel of the phone’s package.
4. Follow the remaining instructions to choose your plan and select a payment method.
5. Follow the activation instructions below and you’ll be able to start using your phone.
Note: You can also activate by phone by calling 1-888-BOOST-4U (1-888-266-7848) from any other phone.
Activate Your Phone
After setting up your account on boostmobile.com, simply turn your device on. Your device is designed to activate automatically. If you are swapping from another Boost Mobile device to a new one, be sure to turn off the old device before swapping the serial number (MEID). Once the MEID swap is complete, turn on the new device and the programming information will be pushed to your device automatically.
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Complete the Setup Screens
The setup screens help you set up certain features and preferences on your phone. Once your phone has been turned on, you will see a Welcome message. You can then complete the setup process.
Note: You may be able to complete the setup screens before your phone has been activated on your account.
1. On the Talkback screen, activate the Talkback feature by double-tapping the center of the screen if you have sight problems, or tap Accessibility to explore other accessibility features.
l If you have no accessibility problem with the phone, tap Next.
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2. On the language screen, select a language and tap Next to get started.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete each section. For each topic, you will have the option to skip it and continue to the next screen.
l Select Wi-Fi network – If prompted, follow the prompts to sign in to an available Wi-Fi network. For secured Wi-Fi networks, you will need to enter a password. See Wi-Fi for more details.
l Name – If applicable, enter your first and last name and tap Next. This information is used by the phone to personalize certain apps.
l Protect your phone – Check Protect this device and tap Next to set up a screen lock, or uncheck this option and tap Skip to go to the next screen.
Note: You can always set up a screen lock in Settings. See Screen Lock.
l Google services – Select your Google location and service options and then tap Next.
4. Tap Done. Your setup is now complete. Your phone is now set up for use. If you skipped any part of the setup, you can access additional options through the Apps screen or through Settings.
Note: You do not need to sign up for a Google Account to use your phone. However, to download apps from Google Play, you must link your phone to a Google Account.
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Basic Operations
The following topics outline basic features and operations of your phone.
Basics
The following topics offer an overview of your phone’s basic operations.
Home Screen and Applications (Apps) List
Most of your phone’s operations originate from the home screen or the apps list.
1. From any screen tap Home 2. Tap Apps to display the home screen.
to display the apps list.
For information about using the home screen, see Home Screen Basics.
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Select Options and Navigate Screens
Tap icons, onscreen keys, and other items to open or activate the assigned function.
n Tap Back to return to the previous screen.
Recent Applications
You can display a list of recently used applications using the Recent Apps key.
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n Tap Recent Apps to view a list of recently used applications.
Phone Settings Menu
You can customize your phone’s settings and options through the Settings menu.
n From home, tap Apps > Settings .
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For more information, see Basic Settings.
Portrait and Landscape Screen Orientation
The default orientation for your phone’s screen is portrait (vertical), but many apps will change to landscape orientation (widescreen) when you rotate the phone sideways.
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Note: Not all screens will adjust for landscape orientation.
Turn Screen Rotation On or Off
1. Pull down the status bar to display the quick settings menu. 2. Tap Portrait or Auto-rotate to turn the option on or off. l If the Screen rotation option is not available, tap to display the full options list. Note: You can also set the rotation option from the main settings menu. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Display > Auto-rotate screen.
Capture Screenshots
You can use your phone’s power and volume keys to capture screenshots.
n Press and hold the Power/Lock key and the Volume Down key at the same time to capture a screenshot of the current screen.
The current screenshot will be captured and stored in the Screenshots album in the phone’s Gallery. From home, tap Apps Getting Started
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Applications
The following topics describe how to access the applications (apps) list and launch apps on your phone.
Launch Applications
All installed apps can be accessed and launched from the apps list.
1. From home, tap Apps .
The apps list opens.
2. Tap and app icon to launch the corresponding application. The application opens.
Apps List
The apps list expands to include any apps you download and install on your phone. The following table outlines the primary apps that have been preinstalled on your phone.
App
Function/Service
Amazon
Shop millions of digital and physical products in Amazon’s catalog and manage your orders from anywhere.
Amazon Kindle
Get access to more than 4,000,000 books and audiobooks including over 1,000,000 Kindle exclusive titles for books you have purchased from Amazon.
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App
Function/Service
Amazon Music
Listen online or offline to tens of millions of songs and explore thousands of curated playlists and stations.
Boost Fun & Games
Get games, music, ringtones, TV programs, movies, apps and more on your phone.
Boost Zone
Manage your Boost account and services.
Browse the Internet.
Browser
Perform basic and advanced mathematical calculations.
Calculator
Organize your time and remind you of important events.
Calendar
Identify unknown callers and message senders to protect yourself against potential RoboCallers, Spammers, Scammers or Spoofers.
Caller ID
Take and share pictures and videos.
Camera
Chrome
Browse the Internet and sync your bookmarks, browsing history, and more with your Google Account.
Clock
Set alarms, view time in time zones around the world, use stopwatch, or set a time for countdown.
Contacts
Store and manage contacts saved in your phone as well as contacts synchronized with your Web accounts and computer.
Downloads
Check the record of files you have downloaded using apps such as Browser or Chrome.
Drive
Store and share files on Google servers for free after you sign in to your Google Account.
Make 1-to-1 video calls using Wi-Fi or mobile data.
Duo
Send and receive emails from your webmail accounts or your corporate email accounts.
Email
Keep up with the latest updates of your friends with Facebook on the go.
Facebook
File Manager
View and manage files stored on your phone's internal storage and your SD card.
Gadget Guardian
Protect your phone against malware and spyware, backup your data, or remotely locate the device when it is missing. Gallery
Gmail
Google
Google+
Hangouts
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View and manage pictures and videos on your phone.
Send and receive emails from your POP3, Exchange and IMAP email accounts as well as your Google Accounts.
Use Google search or get information when you need it with Google Now.
Socialize with friends on the Google+ online community.
Chat with Google+ friends or send text or multimedia messages.
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App
Function/Service
Capture and share the world's moments through photos and videos.
Instagram
Find your place on the map and find your way in the world.
Maps
Chat with friends through text, photos, videos, and calls.
Messenger
Exchange text messages (SMS) and multimedia messages (MMS).
Messenger
Play audio files stored on your phone.
Music
Place and receive calls and use voicemail.
Phone
Manage photos on the phone and your Google Account.
Photos
Buy and read the electronic version of new bestsellers and classics.
Play Books
Play Games
Buy and play games from the Google Play Store. Share your gaming experience and progress with your friends.
Play Movies & TV
Purchase, download and watch the latest and your favorite movies and TV shows.
Play music on the phone and on your Google Account.
Play Music
Play Newsstand
Buy and download apps, games, and other content from the Google Play Store.
Play Store
Prime Photos
Prime Video
Sound Recorder
Video Player
Voice Search
YouTube
Back up, organize, and share all of the photos and videos from your phone, computer, and other devices.
Stream and download popular movies and TV shows.
Customize and configure your phone.
Settings
Voicemail
Purchase and read newspapers and magazines.
Record voice memos and listen to them whenever you like.
Play and manage video files on your phone.
Use Google search by voice.
Use Visual Voicemail to check and manage your voicemail messages.
Watch video clips from YouTube.com, or upload your own and share with the world.
Note: Available apps are subject to change.
Phone Number
Follow the instructions below to display your phone’s wireless phone number.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> About phone.
2. Tap Status.
You will see the number listed under My phone number.
Silent/Vibration Mode
Silent/vibration mode sets your phone's ringtone, operation sounds, notifications, etc., not to sound to avoid disturbing others around you.
Note: Camera shutter, video start/stop tones, and certain other sounds may still be active during silent or vibration mode.
To set silent or vibration mode:
1. Press the Volume keys to display the volume control window.
2. Press and hold the Volume Down key.
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Your phone is now in vibration mode.
3. To switch the phone to silent mode, press the Volume Down key once more.
Your phone is now in silent mode.
Note: In the volume control window, you can tap volumes.
to adjust notification, media, and alarm To restore normal sound settings, press or hold the Volume Up key.
Do Not Disturb Mode
You can limit sound interruptions with Do not disturb mode, which silences unwanted sounds from your phone.
To turn on Do not disturb mode:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Sound & notification > Do not disturb.
2. Tap Do not disturb and select Always or Scheduled.
3. Set the detailed settings.
l If you have selected Scheduled, set the days and start/end time during which Do not disturb mode should apply.
l Tap Disturb rules to determine whether you allow exceptions.
o Priority only: Disturbance set as priority interruptions are allowed.
o Alarms only: Only alarms sound or vibration is allowed.
o Total silence: Forbid all disturbances.
l If you have allowed priority interruptions, customize the types of allowed sounds or vibration in the Priority interruptions section.
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Airplane Mode
Airplane mode turns off all functions that emit or receive signals, while leaving your phone on so you can use apps that don’t require a signal or data.
To turn on or off airplane mode:
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock key to display the device options menu. 2. Tap Airplane mode.
Your phone is now in or out of airplane mode. In airplane mode, you will see the airplane mode icon in the status bar.
Tip: You can also access airplane mode through the quick settings menu. Pull down the status bar with two fingers and tap Airplane mode.
Enter Text
You can type on your phone using one of the available touchscreen keyboards or Google voice typing.
Touchscreen Keyboards
Your phone offers you a choice of two touchscreen keyboards for entering text. The keyboard appear automatically onscreen when you tap a text entry field, and they can be used in either portrait or landscape mode. You can also use the Google Voice typing option to enter text using your voice (see Google Voice Typing for details).
The methods available include:
n Google keyboard lets you use a traditional QWERTY setup to enter text. Additional options expand your ability to enter text faster and more accurately. See Google Keyboard for details.
n TouchPal keyboard lets you use Curve® to speed up text input by replacing key-tapping gesture with tracing gesture where you move your finger from letter to letter without lifting the finger until you reach the end of each word. See TouchPal Keyboard for details.
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Note: Keyboard layouts and options may change depending on where you’re using them. For example, if you’re entering text to do a Web search, a search icon may be available instead of an enter key.
Note: Along with the pre-installed keyboards, you can download additional keyboard options from Google Play Store. See Find and Install an App for details.
Google Keyboard
The Google keyboard offers a traditional QWERTY keyboard setup for entering text by tapping keys (like on a computer), along with enhancements and options that allow you to enter text faster and more accurately, such as continuous key input, personalized usage dictionaries, and more.
Assign Google Keyboard for Text Entry
1. Tap a text entry field, so that a keyboard displays on the screen.
2. Slide the status bar down and tap Change keyboard.
3. Select Google Keyboard.
Note: If you cannot find the input keyboard that has been installed, it may have been disabled. To enable it, from home, tap Apps > Settings > Language & input > Current Keyboard > Choose keyboards and tap the input keyboard that is disabled. Use Google Keyboard
Tap the alphabetic keys to enter letters. Touch and hold some specific keys to enter associated accented letters or numbers. For example, to enter È, touch and hold and the available accented letters and number 3 appear. Then slide to choose È.
n As you enter a word, candidates appear above the keyboard. Tap to select the correct one; touch and hold to remove suggestions.
n Tap to use uppercase. Double-tap to lock uppercase. This key also changes to indicate the current case you are using: for lowercase, for uppercase, and uppercase.
n Tap when locked in to delete the text before the cursor.
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n Tap n Tap to select numbers and symbols. You can then tap to find more.
to enter emoji or emoticon.
n Tap to use Google voice typing.
n Touch and hold to change the input languages or set up the Google keyboard. You can also touch and hold and slide right to shrink the keyboard for one-hand use.
Use Gesture Typing
The Google keyboard supports the gesture typing feature. You can use this feature to input a word by sliding through the letters.
To enable and use gesture typing:
1. Touch and hold on the Google keyboard and then tap Google Keyboard settings.
2. Tap Gesture typing and then tap Enable gesture typing if this feature is turned off.
3. Move your finger from letter to letter on the keyboard to trace a word without lifting the finger until you reach the end of the word.
TouchPal Keyboard
The TouchPal keyboard offers three layouts including Full, Phonepad, and T+. You can tap select a language and layout.
to You can also use Curve® and Wave™ to speed up text input by moving your finger from letter to letter or word from word without lifting the finger.
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Assign TouchPal for Text Entry
1. Tap a text entry field, so that a keyboard displays on the screen.
2. Slide the status bar down and tap Change keyboard.
3. Select TouchPal Keyboard.
Note: If you cannot find the input keyboard that has been installed, it may have been disabled. To enable it, from home, tap Apps > Settings > Language & input > Current Keyboard > Choose keyboards and tap the input keyboard that is disabled. The Full Layout
The full layout offers an input experience similar to a computer keyboard.
n The alphabetic keys: Tap the keys to enter letters. Touch and hold a key and slide if necessary to choose more characters.
n The shift key: Tap to use uppercase. Double-tap changes to indicate the current case you are using: to lock uppercase. This key also for lowercase, for uppercase, and when locked in uppercase.
n Word prediction: Touch and hold or and tap the prediction switch to turn off or on prediction.
n Pre-defined texts: Tap to enter digits, symbols, and other texts. You can tap the arrow keys to turn pages, or tap to go back to the alphabetic keys. Slide up on the space key or tap to enter Emoji and emoticons.
n The delete key: Tap delete a whole word.
to delete text before the cursor. You can also slide left on the key to n More options: Tap to access additional functions of TouchPal, use voice input, edit text, change keyboard themes, and more.
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The Phonepad Layout
The layout is similar to a phonepad.
Tap an alphabetic key repeatedly until the desired letter appears. You can also touch and hold the key and slide left or right to choose the letter or number you need.
If word prediction is enabled ( ), just tap the keys once and choose the right word.
The T+ Layout
Tap to enter the left letter on the key. Double-tap or flick right to enter the right letter/symbol on the key. You can also touch and hold a key and slide left or right to choose more letters and symbols.
If word prediction is enabled ( ), just tap the keys once and choose the right word.
Curve Word Gesture
Curve allows you to enter text by moving your finger on the screen from letter to letter to enter each word.
To enable and use Curve:
1. On the TouchPal keyboard, tap gesture.
> Settings > Smart input and check Curve - Word
2. Tap Back to return to the text field. Open the TouchPal keyboard and switch to the full layout.
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Note: Curve is only available in the full layout.
3. Move your finger from letter to letter on the keyboard to trace a word without lifting the finger until you reach the end of the word.
Tip: Tap when you want to. If you want to enter a single letter, go ahead and tap the key.
Tip: Lift your finger at the end of the word. A space is added automatically when you begin to trace the next word.
Wave Sentence Gesture
Wave allows you to enter words by dragging candidate words to the space key.
To enable and use Wave:
1. On the TouchPal keyboard, tap gesture.
> Settings > Smart input and check Wave - Sentence
2. Tap Back to return to the text field. Open the TouchPal keyboard and switch to the full layout.
Note: Wave is only available in the full layout.
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3. Tap or use Curve to enter the first word. As the first word appears on the text field, candidate words appear on the keyboard for you to choose from as the following word.
4. Drag the correct candidate word to the space key to add the word to the text field.
Note: If no candidate word is correct or displayed, you can go on entering the words normally.
Google Voice Typing
Google Voice typing uses Google voice recognition to convert speech to text.
To use Google voice typing:
1. Slide the status bar down when entering text and tap Change keyboard > Google voice
typing.
– or –
Tap to access the voice typing feature when you are using the Google keyboard.
– or –
Tap > Voice to access the voice typing feature when you are using the TouchPal keyboard.
2. When you see the microphone image, speak what you want to type. The phone will work on your speech and display the transcription.
Tip: Say "comma," "period," "question mark," "exclamation mark," or "exclamation point" to enter punctuation.
Tips for Editing Text
Your phone gives you many options to make entering text easier, including copying, cutting, and pasting text, customizing the user dictionary, using predictive text, and more.
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n To move the insertion point, tap where you want to type. The cursor blinks in the new position, and a tab appears below it. Drag the tab to move the cursor.
n To select text, touch and hold or double-tap the text. The nearest word is selected, with a tab at both ends of the selection. Drag the tabs to change the selection. To cancel the selection, simply tap the text field.
n To cut or copy text, select the text you want to manipulate. Then tap Cut or Copy.
n To replace text with the clipboard text, select the text you want to replace and then tap Paste.
n To insert clipboard text to the text field, touch and hold the tab below the cursor and then select Paste.
n You can customize your personal dictionary for word suggestion and spell check. From home, tap Apps > Settings
a new word.
> Language & input > Personal dictionary. Then tap to add n Many input methods have predictive text features of their own. You may need to configure them separately. For example, when using the TouchPal keyboard, touch and hold or to manage prediction.
Google Account
You will need a Google Account to access several phone features such as Gmail, Google Maps, Hangouts, and the Google Play applications. Before you are able to access Google applications, you must enter your account information. These applications sync between your phone and your online Google Account.
Google Account Cautions
Be sure not to forget your Google Account ID or password.
Create a Google Account
If you do not already have a Google Account, you can create one online or using your phone.
Note: You can also create and sign into your Google/Gmail account through your phone’s Setup application.
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Note: Although you need a Gmail account to use certain features of your phone, such as Google Play, you do not need to use Gmail as the default account for your phone.
Create a Google Account Online
1. From a computer, launch a Web browser and navigate to google.com.
2. On the main page, click Sign in > Create an account.
3. Follow the onscreen prompts to create your free account.
4. Look for an email from Google in the email box you provided, and respond to the email to confirm and activate your new account.
Create a Google Account Using Your Phone
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Accounts > Add account.
2. Tap Google and then tap Or create a new account. 3. Follow the prompts to set up your account. Tap Next to proceed between steps, which may include:
l Enter your First name and Last name. l Enter a desired Username.
l Enter and reenter a password. l Enter your phone number or secondary email address for recovering your password.
l Agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.
l Select Google service options.
l Set up billing or gift card information for purchase from Google Play Store.
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4. Tap Continue. You are signed in to your Google Account, and your phone will synchronize the selected items.
Note: When setting up a new Google Account, either on your phone or online, you will be prompted to add a secondary email address. Enter a second Gmail address or any other email address from which you currently send and receive email. This address is used to authenticate your account should you ever encounter problems or forget your password. It is strongly encouraged for Android users so you can regain access to Google services and purchases on your phone.
Sign In to Your Google Account
If you have a Google Account but have not yet signed in with your phone, follow these instructions to sign in to your Google Account.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Accounts > Add account. 2. Tap Google, and then enter your Gmail address and tap Next.
3. Enter your Gmail address and password, and then tap Next.
4. After your phone connects with the Google servers, accept the privacy policy and terms of service, and then set up billing or gift card information for purchase from Google Play Store.
5. Tap Continue. You are signed in to your Google Account, and your phone will synchronize the selected items.
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Google Play Store
Google Play™ is the place to go to find new Android apps, books, movies, and music for your phone. Choose from a wide variety of free and paid content ranging from productivity apps and games to bestselling books and blockbuster movies and music. When you find what you want, you can easily download and install it on your phone.
To access the Google Play store app, you must first connect to the Internet using your phone’s WiFi or mobile data connection and sign in to your Google Account. See Browser and Sign In to Your Google Account for details.
Installing Applications
Many different kinds of applications can be installed on your phone from Google Play (provided by Google Inc.). Boost Mobile is not responsible in any way for user-installed applications (quality, reliability, legality, fitness for a purpose, credibility, accuracy, etc.) or resulting malfunctions (viruses, etc.).
Important: Our policies often do not apply to third-party applications. Third-party applications may access your personal information or require us to disclose your customer information to the thirdparty application provider. To find out how a third-party application will collect, access, use, or disclose your personal information, check the application provider’s policies, which can usually be found on their website. If you aren’t comfortable with the third-party application’s policies, don’t use the application.
Find and Install an App
When you install apps from Google Play app and use them on your phone, they may require access to your personal information (such as your location, contact data, and more) or access to certain functions or settings of your phone. Download and install only apps that you trust.
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2. Browse through the categories (Apps & Games or Entertainment), find an item you're interested in, and tap the name.
l Browse through featured apps. Scroll through the list of featured apps when you open Google Play.
l Search for an app. Tap the search field at the top of the Google Play home screen, enter the name or type of app you’re looking for, and then tap the search key on the keyboard.
3. Tap an app to read a description about the app and user reviews.
4. Tap Install (for free applications) or the price (for paid applications).
Note: If you have not already done so, you will need to set up a payment method to purchase paid apps from Google Play.
5. The subsequent screen notifies you whether the app will require access to your personal information or access to certain functions or settings of your phone. If you agree to the conditions, tap Continue (for free apps) or Continue and then Buy (for paid apps) to begin downloading and installing the app.
l If you have not already set up a payment method, tap Continue and then follow the prompts to arrange payment and complete the purchase.
The selected app is downloaded and installed on your phone.
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Warning: Read the notification carefully! Be especially cautious with applications that have access to many functions or a significant amount of your data. Once you tap Continue on this screen, you are responsible for the results of using this item on your phone.
Purchasing Applications
Purchase apps at your own risk. Boost Mobile is not responsible for any harm to you or third parties resulting from the use of purchased applications.
Request a Refund for a Paid App
If you are not satisfied with an app, you can ask for a refund within 15 minutes of the purchase. Your credit card is not charged and the app is uninstalled from your phone.
If you change your mind, you can install the app again, but you can’t request a refund a second time.
1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap Menu > Play Store .
> My apps & games.
3. Tap the app to uninstall for a refund. The details screen for the app opens.
4. Tap Refund, and then tap Yes to confirm. Your app is uninstalled and the charge is canceled.
Update an App
Depending on your settings, many apps will update automatically, or you can update apps directly from the Play Store app.
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Update an App Directly
1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap Menu > Play Store . > My apps & games.
3. Tap the app you want to update, and then tap Update.
The app update is downloaded and installed.
Note: You can also tap UPDATE ALL in My apps to install available updates for all your apps.
Set Automatic App Updates
1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap Menu > Play Store . > My apps & games. 3. Tap the app you want to set for auto-update, and then tap Menu > Auto-update.
The app is set to update automatically whenever an update becomes available.
Note: Automatic updates are unavailable for some apps.
Uninstall an App
You can uninstall any app that you have downloaded and installed from Google Play.
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1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap Menu > Play Store . > My apps & games.
3. On the Installed screen, tap the app you want to uninstall, and then tap Uninstall > OK.
The app is uninstalled and removed from your phone.
Get Help with Google Play
The Google Play store app offers an online help option if you have questions or want to know more about the app.
1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap Menu > Play Store . > Help. The Web browser will take you to the Google Play Help Web page, where you will find comprehensive, categorized information about Google Play.
Lock and Unlock Your Screen
Your phone allows you to quickly turn the screen off when not in use and to turn it back on and unlock it when you need it.
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Turn the Screen Off When Not in Use
n To quickly turn the screen off, press the Power/Lock key. Pressing the Power/Lock key again or receiving an incoming call will turn on your phone screen and show the lock screen.
To save battery power, the phone automatically turns off the screen after a certain period of time when you leave it idle. You will still be able to receive messages and calls while the phone’s screen is off.
Note: For information on how to adjust the time before the screen turns off, see Display Settings. Turn the Screen On and Unlock It
1. To turn the screen on, press the Power/Lock key.
The lock screen appears.
2. Touch and hold an empty area of the screen to unlock it. The screen is unlocked.
l If you have set up a screen lock, you will be prompted to draw the pattern or enter the password or PIN. See Screen Lock.
Tip: You can also touch and hold Camera.
to launch Voice Search, or touch and hold to launch Update Your Phone
From time to time, updates may become available for your phone. You can download and apply updates through the Settings > System updates menu.
Software Update Cautions
During update: The phone cannot be used until the software update is complete. It may take time to update your phone’s software.
Signal during update: Update your phone where signal reception is good, and do not change location during the update process. Make sure the battery is adequately charged before beginning an update. A weak signal or low battery during an update may cause the update to fail. An update failure may disable the phone.
Other functions during update: Other phone functions cannot be used during a software update.
Update Your Phone Firmware
You can update your phone's software using the Update Firmware option.
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Before Updating Your Phone
Updating your phone may result in a loss of saved data depending on the condition of your phone (malfunctioning, damaged, water seepage, etc.). You must back up all critical information before updating your phone firmware.
Back Up All Data Prior to Update
To back up your Gmail information:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Accounts > Google. 2. Tap your Google Account to open the Sync screen. l If the Auto-sync data option is on, turn on the items you want to keep in sync. l If the Auto-sync data option is off, tap the items you want to synchronize to back up related data.
To back up your Exchange mail information:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Accounts > Exchange. 2. Tap your Exchange account to open the Sync screen.
l If the Auto-sync data option is on, turn on the items you want to keep in sync.
l If the Auto-sync data option is off, tap the items you want to synchronize to back up related data.
To back up stored text messages:
1. From home, tap Apps > Messenger .
2. Select the text message from the list to view the message thread.
3. Touch and hold a text message from the string. The Message options context menu appears.
Note: You can back up stored text messages by forwarding them to your own phone number. Open the messages after you have updated your firmware.
4. Tap Forward .
5. Tap New message and enter your phone number in the "To" field.
6. Tap Send to <your number> and tap 7. Tap Send .
.
To restore your Google apps following the update:
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1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap Menu > Play Store .
> My apps & games > All tab.
3. Scroll through the list of previously downloaded Google apps and choose those you wish to reinstall.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: Your Google app purchases are reloaded remotely and can be re-installed after the update is applied. As an added precaution, to preserve any data on your SD card, please unmount it from your phone prior to starting the update process. From home, tap Apps Unmount > Settings
> Storage > .
If you are using the SD card as internal storage, please copy all your personal files to your computer. See Transfer Files between Your Phone and a Computer.
Update Your Phone’s Firmware
Once you have backed up all your data, use the Update Firmware option to update your phone’s firmware.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> System updates. 2. Tap Update Firmware. Your phone automatically downloads and installs any available updates. You may be required to power your phone off and back on to complete the software upgrade.
Alternatively, you can access system updates through the notification panel.
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1. Locate the System Update Available icon (
) in notifications. 2. Pull down the status bar.
3. Tap to open the update screen.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to restart and install the update.
Confirm Your Current Phone Firmware
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> About phone. 2. Locate the Baseband version read-only field. Update Your Android Operating System
This option allows you to update the Android Operating System (OS) on your phone via an overthe-air connection.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> System updates.
2. Tap Update ZTE Software. 3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Update Your Profile
This option allows you to automatically update your online user profile information. If you choose to change your user name and select a new one online, you must then update the user name on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> System updates > Update Profile. 2. Follow the onscreen instructions.
The phone will download and install the profile update and you will see a confirmation when complete.
Note: If your data services or account syncing ever seems to go out unexpectedly, use this feature to reconnect with the network.
Update Your PRL
This option allows you to download and update the PRL (preferred roaming list) automatically.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> System Update > Update PRL. 2. Follow the onscreen instructions.
The phone will download and install the PRL update and you will see a confirmation when complete.
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Your Phone's Home Screen
The following topics describe how to use and customize your phone’s home screen, understand the status bar, and use the notification panel.
Home Screen Basics
The home screen is the starting point for your phone’s applications, functions, and menus. You can customize your home screen by adding application icons, shortcuts, folders, widgets, and more. Home Screen Layout
Your home screen extends beyond the initial screen. Swipe the screen left or right to display additional screens.
Item
Description
Status bar The status bar displays icons to notify you of your phone’s status (on the right side) and notifications (on the left side). Pull down the status bar to display the notification panel.
Widget Widgets are self-contained onscreen apps that reside on your phone’s home screen. Application icons Application icons are shortcuts to favorite applications. You can add and remove these shortcuts as you wish.
Folder
You can group shortcuts on the home screen into folders for convenient access.
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Item
Description
Primary shortcuts Primary shortcuts are application shortcuts that appear in the same location on all of your phone’s home screens. These are customizable except for the Applications (Apps) shortcut, which remains static.
Applications (Apps) list Tap to open the applications (apps) list. The apps list key is a primary shortcut available from all home screens.
Recent Apps key Home key Tap to display a list of recently used applications.
Tap to display the main home screen.
Back key Tap to return to the previous screen.
Note: Your phone’s home screens cycle through so that you can keep swiping in one direction and make it back to the main home screen. The small circles above the primary shortcuts let you know your current screen position.
Tip: Tap Home to return to the main home screen from any other screen. Extended Home Screens
In addition to the main home screen, your phone features extended home screens to provide more space for adding icons, widgets, and more. Tap Home to display the main home screen and then slide the screen right or left to move from the main screen to an extended screen.
There are up to eight and at least three extended screens available in addition to the main home screen. n If you are not already using the maximum number of screens for your phone, you can add more screens when adding a shortcut or widget to the home screen. See Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen and Add Widgets to the Home Screen.
n If there are more than three extended screens and you remove all contents from one screen, the empty screen is deleted automatically.
n While on an extended screen, tap Home to return to the main home screen.
To delete or set the home screens:
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n From any screen, touch and hold an empty area to display thumbnail images of all screens.
l To delete a home screen, tap on the corner of its thumbnail and tap OK.
l To set a home screen as the main home screen, tap at the bottom of its thumbnail.
l To change the order of the screens, touch and hold a thumbnail and drag it left or right to a new position.
Status Bar and Notification Panel
Your phone’s status and notifications are available at a glance at the top of the screen.
Status Bar
The status bar at the top of the home screen provides phone and service status information on the right side and notification alerts on the left. To view the notification panel or access the quick settings menu, pull down the status bar from the top of the screen.
Status Bar Layout
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Main Status Icons
Icon
Status
Bluetooth® active
GPS active
Wi-Fi® active
Vibrate
Silent
Microphone off
Speakerphone active
Do not disturb mode (alarms only or priority)
Do not disturb mode (total silence)
Network (full signal)
Enhanced 4G LTE data service
3G data service
Airplane mode
Alarm set Battery (charging)
Battery (full charge)
Battery (low)
Wired headset connected
Main Notification Icons
Icon
Notification
Missed call
New voicemail
New email from the Email app
/ New message(s) from the Gmail app
New text or MMS message
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Icon
Notification
New Hangout message
Event
USB connection
Call in progress
Open Wi-Fi network detected
/ Music playing
Updates available from Google Play Store
Downloading or receiving data
Uploading or sending data
Note: Additional notification icons may appear. All notifications may be accessed through the notification panel.
Notification Panel
Your phone’s notifications appear at the left side of the status bar, and you can access the full notification panel by pulling down the status bar. From there, you can check notifications, download updates, open messaging apps, use the quick settings menu, and more.
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Open the Notification Panel
n Pull down the status bar. (Slide your finger down from the top of the screen.)
The notification panel opens. To check notifications, tap an item in the list.
Close the Notification Panel
n Slide the notification panel up. (Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen.)
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Tap Back to close the notification panel.
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Notification Panel Layout
The notification panel gives you access both to notifications and the quick settings menu.
Customize the Home Screen
Learn how to set the wallpaper and add, move, or remove shortcuts, widgets, and folders from the home screen.
Operations for Rearranging the Home Screen
n Moving Widgets and Icons: From home, touch and hold an item and then drag it to the desired location.
n Deleting Widgets and Icons: From home, touch and hold an item and then drag it to Remove .
n Displaying the Home Screen Menu: From home, touch and hold an empty space to display the home screen menu. Menu options include Wallpapers, Widgets, Themes, and Effects, and you also have the option to add or remove home screens.
Change the Wallpaper
Select and assign your phone’s background wallpaper.
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1. From home, touch and hold an empty space, and then tap Wallpapers.
l You can also access the wallpaper menu through settings. From home, tap Settings Display > Wallpaper.
> 2. Tap an option to select the wallpaper. 3. If necessary, tap Set wallpaper.
The wallpaper is set.
Note: If you select Gallery, you will need to select an album and a picture. Once selected, use two fingers to scale or one finger to move to select the area you want to use and then tap Done .
Change the Theme
Each theme contains a unique set of icons. You can change the theme to the one you like.
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1. From home, touch and hold an empty space, and then tap Themes.
2. Tap the theme you like.
The theme is applied.
Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen
You can add shortcuts for quick access to favorite apps from the home screen.
1. From home, tap Apps .
The Apps list opens.
2. Touch and hold an app icon.
The icon will disengage and you will see thumbnails of your home screens.
3. Drag the icon to an empty location on one of the home screens.
Note: If there are less than eight extended home screens, you can add a new extended home screen while you add a shortcut. Just drag the app icon to the right edge of the screen and drop it after you reach the right-most screen.
The shortcut is added to the home screen.
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Add Widgets to the Home Screen
You can add widgets to your phone’s home screen. Widgets are self-contained apps that display on a home screen. Unlike a shortcut, the Widget works like as an onscreen application. There are all kinds of widgets, including links to a specific contact, Internet bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and many others.
1. From home, touch and hold an empty space, and then tap Widgets.
The Widgets list opens.
2. Touch and hold a widget icon. The icon will disengage and float with your finger.
3. Drag the icon to an empty location on one of the home screens.
Note: If there are less than eight extended home screens, you can add a new extended home screen while you add a widget. Just drag the widget icon to the right edge of the screen and drop it after you reach the right-most screen.
The widget is added to the home screen.
Add Folders to the Home Screen
You can group home screen shortcuts into folders for convenient access.
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1. From home, touch and hold a shortcut you want to place in a folder, and then drag it to Folder .
A new folder is created.
2. To add more app shortcuts to the folder, touch and hold a shortcut and drag it on top of the new folder.
The new shortcut is added to the folder.
Change Folder Names
Once you have added folders, you can change the name easily from the folder display.
1. From home, tap the folder to open it, and then tap the folder name. 2. Type a new name and then tap Getting Started
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Making Connections
The topics in this section will cover your phone’s ability to help you make connections, from phone calls and maintaining contacts, to text messages, email, Internet, and international services.
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Phone Calls and Voicemail
The following topics outline the use of your device’s phone app to place and receive calls, use voicemail, and more.
Place and Answer Calls
The following topics describe how to directly dial calls, how to answer incoming calls, and how to use the in-call screen options.
Adjust In-Call Volume
n Adjusting Call Volume: Press the Volume key up or down during the call.
Troubleshooting
Problem: Difficulty during call.
Solution 1: It may not be possible to make a call properly in a noisy location.
Solution 2: When calling using Speaker, check the call volume. Raising the call volume may make calling difficult.
Problem: Sound pops momentarily during a call.
Solution: Are you changing location while calling? Sound pops when signal is weak and the phone switches to a different area.
Emergency Call Cautions
Emergency calls are restricted in Airplane mode.
Call Using the Phone Dialer
The most “traditional” way to place a call is by using the phone’s dialer screen. 1. From home, tap Phone to display the phone screen.
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2. Tap the number keys on the keypad to enter the phone number. l As you enter digits, Smart Dial searches for contacts that match. If you see the number you want to dial, tap it to place the call immediately without entering the rest of the number.
3. Tap to call the number.
The phone dials the number. The call begins when the other party answers.
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4. To end the call, tap .
The call ends.
Troubleshooting
Problem: Call does not connect.
Solution 1: Was the number dialed using the area code? If not, try dialing using the full 10-digit number including the area code.
Solution 2: Are you in an area with poor wireless coverage? Try calling again from another area.
Call Emergency Numbers
You can place calls to 9-1-1 even if the phone’s screen is locked or your account is restricted.
To call the 9-1-1 emergency number when the phone’s screen is locked with a screen lock:
1. From the lock screen, touch and hold the screen to display the screen where you need to draw a pattern or enter a PIN or password to unlock.
2. Touch and hold Emergency Call (ICE).
3. Tap next to 911.
As long as you are in an area covered by wireless service, the emergency call is placed.
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To call the 9-1-1 emergency number normally or when your account is restricted:
1. Unlock the screen. For more information, see Lock and Unlock Your Screen.
2. From home, tap Phone 3. Tap > Keypad .
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As long as you are in an area covered by wireless service, the emergency call is placed.
Enhanced 9-1-1 (E 9-1-1) Information
This phone features an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing E 9-1-1 emergency location services where available.
When you place an emergency 9-1-1 call, the GPS feature of your phone seeks information to calculate your approximate location. Depending on several variables, including availability and access to satellite signals, it may take up to 30 seconds or more to determine and report your approximate location.
Important: Always report your location to the 9-1-1 operator when placing an emergency call. Some designated emergency call takers, known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), may not be equipped to receive GPS location information from your phone.
Answer Phone Calls
The following information lets you know how to answer incoming calls, mute the ringer on incoming calls, reject incoming calls, and more.
When you receive a phone call from a contact, the Incoming call screen appears and displays the caller ID icon, name, and phone number of the calling party. When you receive a phone call from someone who is not stored in Contacts, only the default caller ID icon and phone number appear on the Incoming call screen.
Note: If your phone is turned off, all calls automatically go to voicemail.
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Answer an Incoming Call
1. When a call arrives, slide down to answer it.
The call begins.
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2. To end the call, tap .
The call ends.
Mute the Ringing Sound
To mute the ringer without rejecting the call, you can do one of the following:
n Press the Volume keys.
n Press the Power/Lock key.
n Tap Home .
n Tap Back .
n Tap Recent Apps .
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Reject an Incoming Call
n When a call arrives, slide up to reject it.
The ringtone or vibration will stop and the call will be sent directly to voicemail.
Reject a Call and Send a Text Message
You can reject an incoming call and automatically send a text message to the caller.
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1. When a call arrives, slide Message reject up from the bottom of the screen.
You will see a list of preset text messages.
2. Tap one of the messages to send it to the caller.
The selected message will be delivered to the caller.
l You can edit the reject messages through the Phone app settings menu. From the phone app, tap Menu > Settings > Quick responses and tap a message to edit it.
In-Call Screen Layout and Operations
While you’re on a call, you will see a number of onscreen options.
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In-Call Screen Layout
Tap options to activate them during a call.
n Add call: Tap to make another call separately from the current call, which is put on hold. When both calls are connected, you can tap Merge calls to set up a conference call. See Conference Calling.
n Contacts: Open the Contacts app and view your contacts list.
n Dialpad: Toggle the appearance of the onscreen keypad. Show the keypad to enter additional numbers, for example, an extension or access code.
l For example: When you call your bank’s 800 number, use the keypad to enter your account number and PIN. n Mute: Mute the microphone during an active call. Tap again to unmute the microphone.
n Speaker: Route the phone’s audio through the speaker (On) or through the earpiece (Off).
l Activate Speaker to route the phone’s audio through the speaker. (You can adjust the speaker volume using the Volume keys.) l Deactivate Speaker to use the phone’s earpiece.
Warning: Because of higher volume levels, do not place the phone near your ear during speakerphone use.
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Note: When a Bluetooth headset is connected to your phone, you can route the audio through the Bluetooth headset ( ), the phone earpiece (
), or the phone speaker ( ). Tap one of these icons and select Speaker, Handset earpiece, or Bluetooth to change how the audio is routed.
n End call: Tap to end the current call.
Place a Call from Contacts
You can place phone calls directly from entries in your Contacts list.
1. From home, tap Phone 2. Tap Contacts to display the phone app. to display the Contacts list.
The contacts list appears.
3. Tap a contact.
4. Tap the number you want to call.
The phone dials the number. The call begins when the other party answers.
5. To end the call, tap . The call ends.
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Tip: You can also place a call directly from the Contacts list. Tap call to place a call to the entry's default number.
next to the entry you want to Call from Call Log
The call log list lets you quickly place calls to recent incoming, outgoing, or missed numbers.
1. From home, tap Phone 2. Tap Recent calls
to display the phone app. to display the recent call history.
Tip: To view the complete call history, scroll to the bottom of the list and tap View full call history.
3. Tap Call next to an entry to call the number.
The phone dials the number. The call begins when the other party answers.
l For additional options, tap the name or number.
4. To end the call, tap . l The call ends.
Voicemail
The following topics describe how to set up and use your phone's voicemail and visual voicemail features.
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Voicemail Setup
Follow the instructions below to set up voicemail on your phone. You should set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. Always use a passcode to protect against unauthorized access. Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off.
1. From home, tap Phone > Keypad .
2. Touch and hold to dial your voicemail number.
Your phone dials the voicemail access number.
3. Follow the system prompts to:
l Create your passcode.
l Record your name announcement.
l Record your greeting.
Important: Voicemail Passcode – It is strongly recommended that you create a passcode when setting up your voicemail to protect against unauthorized access. Without a passcode, anyone who has access to your phone is able to access your voicemail messages.
Visual Voicemail Setup
This topic describes the Visual Voicemail feature of your phone's service, as well as the steps required to set up Visual Voicemail on your phone.
About Visual Voicemail
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current voicemails. It then populates a list with the caller name and number, along with the length of time and priority level of the voicemail message. Set Up Visual Voicemail
Setting up Visual Voicemail follows many of the same procedures as setting up traditional voicemail. You should set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off.
Note: To set up your traditional voicemail box, see Voicemail Setup.
1. From home, tap Apps > Voicemail . You’ll see a Personalize your voicemail prompt.
2. Tap Personalize and follow the system prompts to:
l Create a passcode (part of standard voicemail).
l Record your name announcement.
l Record your greeting.
Important: Voicemail Passcode – It is strongly recommended that you create a passcode when setting up your voicemail to protect against unauthorized access. Without a passcode, anyone who has access to your phone is able to access your voicemail messages.
3. Tap the Welcome to Voicemail message on the screen to play a brief explanation of the voicemail services.
Review Visual Voicemail
Visual Voicemail lets you easily access and select which messages you want to review.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Voicemail . You will see the voicemail inbox.
2. Tap a message to review it.
Tip: There are several icons at the top of the review screen for calling, reply, and other options. For an explanation of all your options, tap Menu > Help > Messaging > Receiving Messages >
Message Playback.
Visual Voicemail Options
Your visual voicemail options appear as icons at the top of the voicemail review screen.
1. From home, tap Apps > Voicemail . 2. Tap a message to review it. The following options are available while reviewing a voicemail message:
l
Call to call the number the message came from.
l
Reply to reply with a message.
l Tap Menu > Delete to delete the message.
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l Tap Menu > Share to share the message. Options depend on the applications installed.
l Tap Menu > Archive message to archive the current message. You can find it in the Archive box.
Note: Not all options are available for all messages.
Configure Visual Voicemail Settings
The Visual Voicemail settings menu lets you access settings for notifications, pictures, greetings, and more.
1. From home, tap Apps > Voicemail . 2. Tap Menu > Settings. You will see the voicemail settings menu.
3. Select an option to change its settings. l Avatar
l Display
l Help/Info
l Preferences
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l Sound
l Updates
l About Voicemail
Change Your Main Greeting via the Voicemail Menu
Your main greeting can be changed directly via the Visual Voicemail system. This direct access saves you from having to navigate within the voicemail menu.
1. From home, tap Apps > Voicemail . 2. Tap Menu > Settings > Preferences > Personalize voicemail.
3. Tap OK to connect to the voicemail system. Follow the prompts to change your current greeting.
Edit the Display Name via the Voicemail Menu
From your Visual Voicemail menu, you can quickly change the name or number attached to your voice messages.
1. From home, tap Apps > Voicemail .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Display > Display name.
3. Tap the existing identification field and enter a new identifying name or number (used to identify you to recipients of your voice messages).
4. Tap OK to save your information.
Optional Calling Services
The following topics outline additional voice-related services available with your phone.
Caller ID Blocking
Caller ID identifies a caller before you answer the phone by displaying the number of the incoming call. If you do not want your number displayed when you make a call, follow these steps.
1. From home, tap Phone > Keypad .
2. Tap .
3. Enter a phone number.
4. Tap .
Your caller information will not appear on the recipient’s phone.
To permanently block your number, call Boost Customer Service.
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Call Waiting
When you’re on a call, Call Waiting alerts you to incoming calls. Your phone’s screen informs you that another call is coming in and displays the caller’s phone number (if it is available).
To respond to an incoming call while you’re on a call:
n Tap Answer. (This puts the first caller on hold and answers the second call.)
To switch back to the first caller:
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n Tap Swap.
Note: For those calls where you don’t want to be interrupted, you can temporarily disable Call Waiting by pressing before placing your call. Call Waiting is automatically reactivated once you end the call.
Conference Calling
With conference calling, also known as 3-way calling, you can talk to two people at the same time.
To set up a conference call while you're already on a call:
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1. Tap Add call in the in-call screen.
Note: If you are not seeing the in-call screen, tap the top of the screen first.
2. Dial the second number using the keypad.
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3. When you are connected with the second call, tap Merge calls.
Both calls are merged into a conference call.
Note: If one party you called hangs up, you and the remaining party stay connected. If you hang up, both parties are disconnected.
Note: Tap Flash to disconnect the second call and return to 2-way calling with the first call.
Phone App Settings
The settings menu of the Phone app lets you configure your voicemail options and a number of other settings for the phone application.
Phone App Settings Options
Use the Settings menu to adjust the following settings:
Setting
Description
Display options
Set up the way contacts are displayed and sorted in the contacts list in the Phone app.
Sounds and vibration
Set up the default ringtone for incoming calls and enable/disable vibration or keypad tones.
Quick responses
Edit the text messages that you can quickly send to rejected callers.
Voicemail
Adjust your voicemail settings.
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Setting
Description
TTY mode
Select a TTY mode for your phone to work with a teletypewriter.
Hearing aids
Turn on or off hearing aids compatibility.
Noise reduction
Reduce background noise during calls.
Speed dial
Set speed dialing keys.
DTMF tones
Set the length of Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency signal tones.
Voice privacy
Use enhanced privacy mode.
Plus code dialing setting
Enable plus code dialing and set international dialing code.
Dial assist
Automatically add the prefix or country code for calls to the U.S. when you are on a roaming network.
Use the Phone App Settings Menu
1. From home, tap Phone . The phone app opens.
2. Tap Menu > Settings.
The settings menu appears.
3. Configure your options.
l Tap a menu item to display its options.
l Select your options and follow the prompts to set them.
Your settings options are set.
Display Options
You can change the way contacts are displayed and sorted in the contacts list of the Phone app.
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1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Display options.
3. Tap Sort by and select First name or Last name to change the way contacts are sorted in the list.
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Tap Name format and select First name first or Last name first to change the way contact names are displayed in the list.
Sounds and Vibration Settings
You can set the default incoming call ringtone, dialpad tones, and vibration.
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Sounds and vibration.
3. Tap Phone ringtone to select a ringtone.
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Check Dialpad tones or Also vibrate for calls to make the phone play tones when you tap the keypad or make the phone vibrate when it rings for incoming calls.
Quick Responses Setting
This menu allows you to edit the text response that you can quickly send to the caller when you reject a call. See "Reject a Call and Send a Text Message" in Answer Phone Calls.
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Quick responses.
3. Tap a preset response.
4. In the window that opens, edit the message and tap OK.
Voicemail Settings
If you need to adjust your voicemail settings, use the Voicemail settings menu.
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings > Voicemail.
3. Configure your options.
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TTY Mode
A TTY (teletypewriter, also known as a TDD or Text Telephone) is a telecommunications device that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities, to communicate by telephone.
Your phone is compatible with select TTY devices. Please check with the manufacturer of your TTY device to ensure that it supports digital wireless transmission. Your phone and TTY device will connect using a special cable that plugs into your phone’s headset jack. If this cable was not provided with your TTY device, contact your TTY device manufacturer to purchase the connector cable.
To turn TTY Mode on or off:
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings > TTY mode.
3. Tap TTY Full, TTY HCO, or TTY VCO to turn TTY mode on.
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Tap TTY Off to turn TTY mode off. Your phone’s TTY mode is set.
Note: When enabled, TTY mode may impair the audio quality of non-TTY devices connected to the headset jack.
Warning: 9-1-1 Emergency Calling
It is recommended that TTY users make emergency calls by other means, including Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), analog cellular, and landline communications. Wireless TTY calls to 9-1-1 may be corrupted when received by public safety answering points (PSAPs), rendering some communications unintelligible. The problem encountered appears related to TTY equipment or software used by PSAPs. This matter has been brought to the attention of the FCC, and the wireless industry and the PSAP community are currently working to resolve this.
Hearing Aids
Your phone supports HAC (Hearing Aid Compatibility) function. When you turn on the hearing aid compatibility and use a hearing aid device with a telecoil in it to answer the phone, it will help you hear more clearly during the phone call.
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings.
3. Check Hearing aids to turn on HAC.
The hearing aid compatibility is turned on.
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Noise Reduction
With noise reduction, your phone can use the microphone on its top to reduce background noise during calls.
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings.
3. Check or uncheck Noise reduction to enable or disable this feature.
Speed Dial Settings
The speed dial setting allows you to set speed dialing keys. To set up speed dialing:
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings > Speed dial.
3. Tap a speed dial key.
4. Enter the phone number or tap and select one from the contacts.
5. Tap OK.
Note: If you assign a number to an already in-use speed dial location, the new phone number will automatically replace the previous speed dial assignment.
DTMF Tones
The DTMF tones setting allows you to set the length of Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) signal tones.
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings > DTMF tones.
3. Tap Long or Normal.
Voice Privacy
Voice privacy allows you to enable enhanced privacy mode.
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings.
3. Check Voice privacy to enable this feature.
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Plus Code Dialing Setting
Plus Code Dialing allows the phone to automatically dial the international access code for your location when you touch and hold in the dialer.
To activate Plus Code Dialing:
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings > Plus code dialing setting.
3. Check North American dialing to enable this feature.
To change the international dialing code:
1. From home, tap Phone .
2. Tap Menu > Settings > Call settings > Plus code dialing setting.
3. Tap International dialing.
4. Input a new code and tap OK.
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Contacts
The Contacts application lets you store and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including contacts you enter and save directly in your phone as well as contacts synchronized with your Google Account, your PC, compatible email programs (including Exchange Server), and your Facebook friends.
Contacts Cautions
Information saved in Contacts may be lost or changed if the battery is removed for a long period or left uncharged. Accident or malfunction may also cause loss or change to information. It is recommended that you keep a separate copy of contacts and other important information. Boost Mobile is not responsible for any damages from lost or changed contacts.
Add a Contact
You can add contacts from your phone’s Contacts or Phone application. Enter details such as name, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, and more.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
You will see the Contacts list.
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2. Tap to add a contact.
The Add new contact screen appears.
3. Use the keyboard to enter as much information as you want. l
: Tap the picture icon to assign a picture to the contact. l Name
l Phone
l Email
l More Fields: Tap More Fields to include additional information such as address, ringtone, Notes, Website, etc. If you have multiple accounts associated with your phone, tap the area above the contact name and select an account.
o Select Google if you want to save contacts to your Google Account; these will be synced automatically with your Google Account online.
o Select Phone-only, unsynced contact as the account if you want your contacts on your phone only; they will not be synced with your Google Account.
Note: To select a type (label) for a phone number, email address, or postal address (such as Mobile, Home, Work, etc.), tap the type below the field and select the appropriate type.
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4. When you have finished adding information, tap on the top right.
The contact is added.
Save a Phone Number
You can save a phone number to Contacts directly from the phone keypad.
1. From home, tap Phone > Keypad . 2. Enter a phone number.
3. To add the number to an existing contact, tap Add to a contact. To add a new contact, tap Create new contact.
l For an existing contact, tap the contact name and select a number type for the new number.
l For a new contact, enter the name and any additional information.
4. Tap .
The number is saved. View Contacts
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You will see the Contacts list.
2. Tap a contact to view its details.
The contact’s detailed listing appears.
Contacts Screen Layout
The following illustration show’s your Contacts app layout and describes the various features.
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Item
Description
Groups tab
Show contact groups.
Favorites tab
Show favorite contacts.
Contacts tab
Show all contacts.
Contact
Tap to show contact’s details.
Scroll
Scroll the contacts list by letter.
Call
Place a call to the contact.
Add new
Add a new contact.
Search
Search contacts.
More options
Get more contacts options.
Edit a Contact
Once you’ve added a contact, you can add or edit any of the information in the entry, assign a caller ID picture, customize with a unique ringtone, and more.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts . You will see the Contacts list.
2. Tap a contact to view its details.
The contact’s detailed listing appears.
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3. Tap Edit .
4. Tap any field you want to change or add. See Add a Contact.
5. Add or edit the information, and then tap . Your changes are saved to the contact entry.
Note: To select a type (label) for a phone number, email address, or postal address (such as Mobile, Home, Work, etc.), tap the type below the field.
Delete a Contact
You can delete a contact from the contacts details page.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts . You will see the Contacts list.
2. Tap a contact to view its details. The contact’s detailed listing appears.
3. Tap Menu > Delete.
4. Tap OK. The contact is deleted.
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Tip: You can also touch and hold the contact from the contact list and then tap > OK.
Share a Contact
You can quickly share contacts using Bluetooth, email, Gmail, messaging, and more.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts . You will see the Contacts list.
2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap Menu > Share. You will see the Share contact via menu.
3. In the Share contact via menu, select a method:
l Messenger to send the information in a multimedia message. Select a conversation or start a new one and tap , enter any additional information, and then tap information on messaging, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
. For more l Bluetooth to send the information via Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on pairing and sending via Bluetooth.
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l Email/Gmail to send the information as an attachment. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap . See Create and Send an Email Message and Create and Send a Gmail Message for details.
l Wi-Fi Direct to send the information via Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct for information on pairing and sending via Wi-Fi Direct.
4. Complete the required steps as prompted for the selected method.
The selected contact will be shared.
Import Contacts
Your phone offers a couple of options for importing contacts from the phone's internal storage or installed SD memory cards. This feature can be useful when you need to transfer contacts between different devices.
Before Importing Contacts
You will need to have copied previously backed up contacts information into your phone's internal storage or an installed SD card before you can import contacts. See SD Card for SD card information.
Import Contacts from Internal Storage or an SD Card
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
You will see the Contacts list.
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2. Tap Menu > Import/Export.
You will see the Import/export contacts menu.
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3. Tap Import from storage. 4. Select a destination for the imported contacts.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the import.
The contacts are imported and stored in the selected account.
Back Up Contacts
If you are saving contacts to an account that does not automatically back them up via the Cloud, you can manually back them up for re-import if needed.
You can back up your contacts to an installed SD card or the phone storage, depending on your "Save location" setting. See Storage Settings.
Back Up Contacts to Your SD Card or Phone Storage
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts . You will see the Contacts list.
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2. Tap Menu > Import/Export.
You will see the Import/export contacts menu.
3. Tap Export to storage. The phone will prompt you with the name and the directory of the vCard file.
4. Tap OK to confirm the export. The contacts are exported and saved to the installed SD card or the phone storage.
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Messaging
With wireless service and your phone’s messaging capabilities, you have the opportunity to share information through many different channels and accounts, including Gmail (Google), personal and corporate email, and text and multimedia messaging.
Text and Multimedia Messaging
With text messaging (SMS), you can send and receive instant text messages between your wireless phone and another messaging-ready phone.
Multimedia messages, or MMS, can contain text and pictures, recorded voice, audio or video files, stickers, or contact cards (vCard).
See your service plan for applicable charges for messaging.
Send a Text Message
Quickly compose and send text messages on your phone.
1. From home, tap Messenger .
2. On the Messenger screen, tap Compose .
3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:
l Enter the phone number or contact name directly in the "To" field. Tap Send to <number> or a match from your contacts displayed below the "To" field to add the number or contact as the recipient.
Tip: While enter the recipient, tap and to switch between the numeric and the full keyboard.
l Tap a contact below the "To" field to whom you want to send the message.
Note: If you add two or more recipients, the message may be sent as a group MMS where everyone can reply and see each other's messages. For group messaging setting, see Text and MMS Options.
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4. Tap .
5. Tap the “Type an SMS message” box and then start composing your message.
6. When done, tap Send to send the text message.
Send a Multimedia Message (MMS)
When you need to add a little more to a text message, you can send a multimedia message (MMS) with pictures, voice recordings, audio or video files, or contact cards (vCard).
1. From home, tap Messenger .
2. On the Messenger screen, tap Compose .
3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:
l Enter phone numbers, contact names, or emails directly in the "To" field. Tap Send to <number or email address> or a match from your contacts displayed below the "To" field to add the number or contact as the recipient.
Tip: While enter recipients, tap and to switch between the numeric and the full keyboard.
l Tap a contact below the "To" field to whom you want to send the message.
Note: If you add two or more recipients, the message will be sent as a group MMS where everyone can reply and see each other's messages.
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4. Tap the “Type an MMS message” box, and then start composing your message.
5. Tap .
An attachment window appears at the bottom of the screen.
6. In the attachment window, select from the following file attachments:
l Camera
: Take a photo or shoot a video clip to attach to your MMS. Slide the viewfinder area upwards to expand to viewfinder.
l File
: Tap to your MMS.
to select a picture, a video clip, an audio file, or other types of file to attach l Sticker
: Add stickers to your MMS. You can slide the available stickers upwards to find and download more.
l Record audio
l Location
: Touch and hold to record an audio file to attach to your MMS.
: Add your current location (requires GPS to be turned on) to your MMS.
7. Tap an attachment to view it (or play it). You can also tap Remove 8. Tap Send to delete it.
to send the MMS message.
Save and Resume a Draft Message
While composing a text or multimedia message, tap Back to automatically save your message as a draft.
To resume composing the message:
1. From home, tap Messenger .
2. On the Messenger screen, the draft messages are marked with "Draft" below them.
3. Tap the conversation that contains the draft to resume editing it.
4. When you finish editing the message, tap Send .
New Messages Notification
Depending on your notification settings, the phone will play a ringtone, vibrate, or display the message briefly in the status bar when you receive a new text or multimedia message. To change the notification for new text and multimedia messages, see Text and MMS Options for details.
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n To open the message, pull down the status bar to open the notification panel. Tap the new message to open and read it. For information on reading and replying to messages see Manage Message Conversations.
Manage Message Conversations
Text and multimedia messages that are sent to and received from a contact (or a number) are grouped into conversations or message threads in the Messenger screen. Text or MMS conversations let you see exchanged messages (similar to a chat program) with a contact on the screen.
Read a Text Message
n Do one of the following:
l On the Messenger screen, tap the text message or conversation to open and read it.
l If you have a new message notification, pull down the status bar to open the notification panel. Tap the new message to open and read it.
To return to the Messenger screen from a conversation, tap Back .
Note: To view the details of a particular message, in the conversation, touch and hold the message to open the options menu, and then tap .
Note: If a message contains a link to a Web page, tap the link to open it in a Web browser.
Note: If a message contains a phone number, tap the phone number to dial the number or add it to your contacts.
View a Multimedia Message (MMS)
1. From home, tap Messenger .
2. On the Messenger screen, tap a conversation to open it.
3. Tap the attachment of a multimedia message to open it. l If the attachment is a vCard contact, tap it to view the contact information and import it to your phone’s contacts list. For more information, see Contacts. Note: When Auto-retrieve in MMS settings is disabled, only the message header is downloaded. To download the entire message, tap the attachment icon in the message. For details, see Text and MMS Options.
Note: If you are concerned about the size of your data downloads, check the multimedia message size before you download it.
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Reply to a Message
1. From home, tap Messenger .
2. On the Messenger screen, tap a conversation to open it.
3. Tap the text box at the bottom of the screen, enter your reply message, and then tap Send Note: To reply to a text message with a multimedia message, open the text message, tap text message is automatically converted into a multimedia message.
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1. From home, tap Messenger .
2. On the Messenger screen, tap a conversation. 3. Tap Menu > Delete and then tap Delete to confirm. Delete a Single Message
1. While viewing a conversation, touch and hold the message that you want to delete. 2. Tap on the options menu. 3. When prompted to confirm, tap Delete.
View Contact Information from a Message
When you have received a message from someone in your stored contacts, you can tap the contact’s picture or icon in the Messenger screen to open the contact details. Depending on the stored contact information, you can place a phone call or send an email message to the contact, and more.
Archive Conversations
n On the Messenger screen, swipe a conversation left or right.
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While viewing a conversation, tap Menu > Archive.
The conversation is archived and no longer displayed in the Messenger screen.
To view all archived conversations, on the Messenger screen, tap Menu > Archived.
Text and MMS Options
The messages settings menu lets you control options for your text and MMS messages including message limits, size settings, and notifications.
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1. From home, tap Messenger .
2. On the Messenger screen, tap Menu > Settings. You can set the following:
l Default SMS app: Select Hangouts or Messenger as the default app for SMS and MMS.
l Get notifications: Turn on this option if you want to receive a notification for outgoing and incoming messages.
l Notification sound: Select a ringtone that is specific to new text and multimedia messages. Note that the ringtone briefly plays when selected.
l Hear outgoing message sounds: Turn on this option if you want to hear the notification sound every time a message is successfully sent.
l Vibrate: Select this option if you want the phone to vibrate when a new text or multimedia message arrives.
l Your current country: Set the current country you are in or let the phone detect automatically.
l Advanced: Set the following options.
o Group messaging: Automatically send messages as MMS when there are multiple recipients.
o Auto-download MMS: Turn on this option to automatically retrieve all your multimedia messages completely. When turned on, the multimedia message header plus the message body and attachments will automatically download to your phone. If you clear this check box, only the multimedia message header will be retrieved and shown in the conversation.
o Auto-download MMS when roaming: Automatically retrieve all your messages completely when roaming. This may incur significant phone charges.
o Use simple characters: Turn on to convert special characters in your SMS messages.
o Get SMS delivery reports: Turn on to get notifications when an SMS message is delivered.
o Wireless alerts: Check alert messages in your area. You can also change the alert settings.
o SIM card messages: View and manage messages saved on the nano-SIM card.
o Phone number: Edit your own phone number, which is needed for some messaging features.
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Gmail
Use Google’s Gmail service and your Google Account to send, receive, and manage your Gmail messages. Before using Gmail, you must register a Google (Gmail) Account on your phone. See Google Account for details.
Gmail Cautions
Gmail is handled as email from a PC. Restricting email from PCs on your phone prevents your phone from receiving Gmail.
Create and Send a Gmail Message
Use your phone to create and send Gmail messages.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . If prompted, tap Take me to Gmail.
The Gmail inbox opens.
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2. In the inbox, tap Compose . The Gmail composition window opens.
3. Enter the message recipient(s), subject, and message, and then tap Send .
The Gmail message is sent.
Gmail Composition Options
n Adding Cc/Bcc: In the mail composition window, tap recipients.
on the "To" line, and then add n Attaching Pictures or Videos: In the mail composition window, tap Attach > Attach
file or Insert from Drive. Locate and then tap the picture or video you want to attach.
n Save as a Draft (Send Later): While composing your message, tap Menu > Save draft. The message is saved as a draft for later.
n Delete Mail Being Composed: In the mail composition window, tap Menu > Discard > Discard.
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Check Received Gmail Messages
Your phone allows you to access, read, and reply to all your Gmail messages.
Open Gmail Messages from Notifications
When new Gmail arrives, you will see / in the status bar.
1. Pull down the status bar to display the notification panel. 2. Tap the new message from the notification panel.
The new Gmail message opens.
l If you have two or more new Gmail messages, tapping the notification opens the Gmail inbox.
Open Gmail Messages from the Inbox
You can also read and reply to all your Gmail messages from the Gmail inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . The Gmail inbox opens.
2. Tap the message thread you want to view. The message thread opens, with the newest message displayed.
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Options when Reviewing Gmail Messages
n Replying to Gmail Messages: With the Gmail message open, tap Reply reply message, and tap Send .
, compose your l To reply to all, tap Options > Reply all.
n Forwarding Gmail Messages: With the Gmail message open, tap Options > Forward, enter a recipient and an additional message, and tap Send .
Use Gmail Labels
Gmail saves all mail in one box, but you can add labels that allow you to sort your Gmail conversation threads. For example, when a new thread starts with a received mail, the label "Inbox" is automatically added to the thread. By then adding the label "travel," all threads with "travel" are shown in a list.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . The inbox opens.
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3. Tap a label for the thread.
The thread is added to the selected label.
Archive Gmail Threads
Remove sent and received Gmail threads so they do not appear in the inbox. When replies arrive for archived threads, they appear in the inbox again.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . The inbox opens.
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2. Swipe a conversation thread from left to right or from right to left out of the list.
The thread is now archived.
Mute Gmail Threads
If registered on a mailing list, there will be threads with always-continuing conversations. For long threads that are not important, mute the threads and they will no longer appear in the inbox. When mail arrives that includes user's address as a recipient or in Cc, mail will again appear in the inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . The inbox opens.
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2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Options > Mute. The thread is now hidden.
Delete Gmail Threads
If you no longer wish to keep a Gmail conversation thread, you can simply delete it from the inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . The inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Delete . The thread is deleted.
Search Gmail Messages
If you need to find a specific message or message thread, you can search Gmail from the inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . The inbox opens.
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2. Tap . 3. Enter your search text and tap the search key on the keyboard.
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The search results appear. Tap a message or thread from the list to display it.
Report Spam Gmail
You can report spam Gmail messages from your phone’s Gmail inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . The inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Options > Report spam. The selected message is reported as spam Gmail.
Add Another Google (Gmail) Account
If you have multiple Gmail accounts you wish to view on your phone, you can add them from the Settings > Accounts menu.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Accounts > Add account. 2. Tap Google, and then tap Enter your email. 3. Enter your existing Google Account username or email, and then tap Next.
4. Enter your password, and then tap Next.
5. After your phone connects with the Google servers, tap Accept to agree to Google privacy policy and terms of service.
6. If prompted, select your Google service options and set up your billing or gift card information for purchase from the Google Play Store.
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You are signed in to your Google Account, and you can access both of your Gmail accounts from the Gmail app.
Note: You can also sign up for a new Gmail account from the Settings menu. In step 2 above, tap Or create a new account and follow the prompts.
Switching between Gmail Accounts
If you have more than one Gmail account set up, you can switch between them in the Gmail app.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gmail . The inbox opens.
2. Tap . 3. Tap the avatar of the account you want to view from the list at the top of the menu.
The selected account inbox is displayed.
Email
Use the Email application to send and receive email from your webmail or other accounts, using POP3 or IMAP, or access your Exchange ActiveSync account for your corporate email needs.
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Set Up an Email Account
Your phone supports several types of email accounts and allows you to have multiple email accounts set up at one time.
Before setting up an email account, make sure you have the username (user ID), password, server name, etc., so you can get set up successfully.
1. From home, tap Apps > Email .
The Account setup screen for adding an account appears if no email account has been previously set up.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your email account.
The email account is set up and you will begin receiving email.
Add an Email Account
You can add several types of personal email accounts, such as POP3 and IMAP accounts, on your phone.
Add an Email Account from the Email App
You can add email accounts directly from the email app, even if you have another email account set up.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Email . The email inbox opens.
2. Tap Menu > Settings.
3. Tap Add account. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the account setup.
The email account is added and you will begin receiving email for the account.
Add an Email Account from the Settings Menu
You can also set up email accounts from the Settings > Accounts menu.
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3. Enter the Email address and Password for the email account and then tap Next. If prompted, confirm the type of the account you want to add.
Tapping Next prompts your phone to attempt a "regular" email setup and test the incoming and outgoing servers. l If you have custom settings you need to configure, tap Manual setup and enter your settings. These may include mail type, user name, password, server, security type, etc.
4. Select your sync settings and then tap Next. 5. Enter an account name and a display name and tap Next to complete setup. The email account is set up and you will begin receiving email for the account.
Important: If the account type you want to set up is not in the phone database, you will be asked to enter more details. You should get all pertinent information for the email account, such as incoming and outgoing server settings, before you proceed.
Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account
If you synchronize your phone with your Exchange ActiveSync account, you can read, manage, and send email in the same easy way as with a POP3/IMAP account. However, you can also access some powerful Exchange features. Important: Before setting up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Account, contact your company’s Exchange Server administrator for required account settings information.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Accounts > Add account > Exchange. 2. Enter the Email address and Password for the email account and then tap Next. Tapping Next prompts your phone to attempt an automatic setup and test the incoming and outgoing servers.
l If the automatic setup fails, you need to enter your settings. These may include domain\username, password, server, security type, etc.
3. Follow the onscreen prompts to configure options for the account. Then tap Next.
4. Enter an account name and tap Next to complete setup.
Your corporate email account is set up and you will begin receiving email for the account.
Create and Send an Email Message
Compose and send email using any account you have set up on your phone. Increase your productivity by attaching files such as pictures, videos, or documents to your email messages.
1. From home, tap Apps > Email . The email inbox opens.
l If you want to switch to a different email account, tap Menu and select another account.
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2. Tap Compose . The email composition window opens.
3. Enter the message recipient(s), subject, and message.
l You can add multiple recipients to an email message.
l To add recipients from contacts, groups, or history, tap "+", select the contact(s) you wish to include, and then tap Select.
l To add an attachment to the message, tap attachment.
4. Tap Send , select an attachment type and an . The email message is sent.
Open Email Messages
You can open and read email messages directly from the email inbox. Reading and replying to email on your phone is as simple as on your computer.
1. From home, tap Apps > Email . The email inbox opens.
2. Tap the message you want to view.
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The email message opens.
3. Tap Reply Tip: Tap Menu or Reply all to reply to the message.
at the top left of the screen to switch to a different email account.
Tip: You can also access new email messages from the notification panel. Pull down the status bar to display the notification panel, and then tap an email notification. The email inbox will open and display the new email message.
Options when Reviewing Email Messages
n Resetting Mail as Unread: Tap and hold a read message in the messages list and then tap Mark as unread .
n Deleting Email: Tap and hold a read message in the messages list and then tap Delete . n Syncing Accounts Manually: Sync sent and received email messages manually at any time regardless of the automatic sync settings. Switch to the account you want to sync and then drag the message list downwards.
n Replying to Email Messages: With an email message open, tap Reply compose your reply message, and tap Send .
or Reply all n Forwarding Email Messages: With the email message open, tap Forward recipient and an additional message, and tap Send .
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Delete an Email Account
You can delete an email account from your phone if you no longer wish to receive messages for the account on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Email . The email inbox opens.
2. Tap Menu > Settings.
3. Tap the account you want to delete and scroll to the bottom of the menu in the new screen.
4. Tap Remove account. 5. Tap OK to confirm.
The account is deleted from your phone.
Manage Your Email Inbox
Your email inbox provides management options for viewing, sorting, and deleting your email messages.
View Your Email Inbox
1. From home, tap Apps > Email . The email inbox opens.
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2. Tap Menu at the top left of the screen to select a different inbox, or tap Combined view to see all your email inboxes at once.
Refresh an Email Account
Whatever your automatic synchronization settings are, you can also synchronize your sent and received email messages manually at any time.
n While viewing the account you want to synchronize, drag the message list downwards..
Sort Email Messages
1. On the email account inbox, tap Options > Sort.
2. Select from the options to sort email messages by date received, subject, sender, read/unread, attachments, or priority.
Delete an Email Message
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Set options for your corporate Exchange ActiveSync email messages, including synchronization options, flagging messages, out-of-office messages, and message priority.
Synchronize Exchange ActiveSync Email
You can set Exchange ActiveSync to automatically check for new Exchange ActiveSync email messages.
1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap Menu > Email .
> Settings.
3. Tap the name of the Exchange ActiveSync account.
4. Tap Sync frequency and choose the option you want.
Flag Email Messages
For an Exchange ActiveSync account, you can flag email messages to help you keep track of them.
1. From home, tap Apps > Email .
2. On the inbox screen, tap the message you want to view.
Tip: Tap Menu at the top left to switch to a different email account.
3. Tap Options > Toggle flag and select a flag option (Set flag, Complete flag, or Clear flag).
Set Out of Office Status
You can set your Out of Office status and auto-reply message right from your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap Menu > Email .
> Settings and tap the Exchange ActiveSync account name.
3. Tap Out of Office.
4. Check Use out of office settings.
5. Check Send automatic replies during this time period and set the time range when you will be out of the office.
6. Enter the auto-reply message for senders inside your organization. You can also choose to send a message to all senders outside your organization.
7. Tap Save.
Set Email Message Priority
You can set the priority for an email message you send with your Exchange ActiveSync account.
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1. While composing the message, tap Options > Show priority.
A priority line appears below the email subject.
2. Tap the default priority and change the priority for the message. You can select High, Normal, or Low.
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Internet and Social Networking
The following topics describe how to connect to and use the Internet on your phone, and how to access popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Hangouts, LinkedIn, and more.
Browser
Your phone’s Web browser gives you full access to both mobile and traditional websites on the go, using 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi data connections.
SSL/TLS
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are protocols for encrypting sent/received data. While in a screen connected by SSL/TLS, data is encrypted to safely send/receive private information, credit card numbers, corporate secrets, etc., and provide protection against online threats (eavesdropping, falsification, impersonation, etc.).
SSL/TLS Cautions
When opening a secured page, users must decide as their responsibility whether or not to open the page with use of SSL/TLS. Boost Mobile and the applicable Certification Authorities make no guarantees whatsoever to users regarding security of SSL/TLS.
Use the Browser
Launching the browser is as easy as tapping an icon.
1. From home, tap Browser Browser . If Internet isn’t a primary shortcut, from home, tap Apps > .
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The browser opens.
l The first time you launch Internet, you may be prompted to enter your 10-digit wireless phone number to access the Sprint home page.
l You can also launch the browser by tapping a URL in a text message, email message, or Gmail message.
2. Tap the address/search field at the top and enter search words or a Web address (URL).
The search results appear or a Web page opens.
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Browser Use Options
n Refreshing the Web Page: With the page displayed, tap Menu > Refresh.
n Going Forward to the Next Page: Tap Menu > Forward .
n Returning to the Last Page: Tap Back .
n Returning to the Home Page: Tap Menu > Homepage.
n Sharing the Web Page URL: Tap Menu > Share and select an app or service for sharing.
n Searching within a Web Page: With a Web page displayed, tap Menu > More > Find in
page, and enter your search text.
Tip: To change the phone’s default launch page, tap Menu > Settings > Basic tab > Set
homepage, enter the URL, and tap OK.
Add a Bookmark
Bookmark favorite sites using the browser menu options.
1. From home, tap Browser Browser . If Internet isn’t a primary shortcut, from home, tap Apps > .
The browser opens.
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2. Navigate to the Web page you want to bookmark, and tap Menu > Add to bookmark.
The edit bookmark window opens.
3. Check or change the bookmark title, URL, folder, and then tap Save bookmark. The Web page is added to bookmarks.
Bookmark Options
n Editing Bookmarks: From the browser, tap Menu > Bookmarks, tap Menu next to the bookmark and select Edit, edit the bookmark, and then tap Save bookmark.
n Deleting Bookmarks: From the browser, tap Menu > Bookmarks, tap Menu next to the bookmark and select Delete.
n Create Bookmark Folders: From the browser, tap Menu > Bookmarks, tap folder name and tap Save. , enter the View Browser History
Use the browser menu options to view your browsing history.
1. From home, tap Browser Browser . If Internet isn’t a primary shortcut, from home, tap Apps > .
The browser opens.
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2. Tap Menu > History. The history window opens.
3. Tap an entry to reopen the Web page.
The Web page opens.
Open New Browser Tabs
Use tabbed browsing to switch between websites quickly and easily.
1. From home, tap Browser Browser . If Internet isn’t a primary shortcut, from home, tap Apps > .
The browser opens.
2. Tap Menu > New window.
A new tab appears and the homepage starts to load.
l To switch tabs, tap on the right of the address field. The number in the icon changes dynamically as the number of opened tabs changes.
Browser Settings
Customize your experience with the Internet through the browser settings menu.
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1. From home, tap Browser Browser . If Internet isn’t a primary shortcut, from home, tap Apps > .
The browser opens.
2. Tap Menu > Settings, and customize your browser settings.
Your browser settings are saved.
Chrome Browser
In addition to the default "Browser" Web browser, your phone supports the Chrome mobile Web browser. If you are signed in with a Google Account, the Chrome browser will import all your bookmarks and other Web preferences for use on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Chrome . Chrome opens.
2. Tap the address bar at the top and enter search words (for a Google search) or a Web address (URL).
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The search results appear or a Web page opens.
Chrome Support
n To find on-phone help with Chrome, from Chrome, tap Menu > Help & feedback.
A Web page will open displaying Google help for Chrome.
Tip: For more information, from your computer, visit: google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/mobile/.
Facebook
Post updates, read what your friends are up to, upload pictures and check-ins, and more with onthe-go Facebook access.
Install the Facebook App on Your Phone
Before you use Facebook on your phone, you must download and install the app from the Google Play store app.
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store . 2. Tap the Search field and search for "facebook."
3. Tap Facebook from the results list.
4. Tap Install, and then tap Continue.
The app will be downloaded and installed on your phone.
5. When the download has completed, tap Open. l To open the app from the home screen, tap Apps > Facebook .
Sign in to Your Facebook Account from Account Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Accounts > Add account. 2. Tap Facebook. 3. Enter your email/phone number and password and tap Log in.
Your Facebook account is added to your phone.
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Use Facebook
Once you’ve downloaded the app and signed in, you can post and read updates, upload pictures, tag locations, and more, all from your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Facebook
. The Facebook app launches.
l If this is the first time you’ve used Facebook on your phone, enter your Facebook ID and password and tap Log in to sign in to an existing account, or tap Sign Up for Facebook to set up a new Facebook account. 2. Tap Status and type an update, tap Photo and upload a picture from the gallery, tap Check In to share your location, “Like” and comment on friends’ posts, and more.
Twitter
Tweet (post messages) and view other people's tweets on Twitter. Login may be required to use Twitter. For details on Twitter, visit twitter.com.
Install the Twitter App on Your Phone
Before you can use Twitter on your phone, you have to download and install the app from Google Play. 1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store . 2. Tap the Search field and search for "twitter".
3. Tap Twitter from the results list.
4. Tap Install, and then tap Continue.
The app will be downloaded and installed on your phone.
5. When the download has completed, tap Open. l To open the app from the home screen, tap Apps > Twitter.
Tweet on Twitter
Read Twitter feeds, follow your friends, and tweet your own updates right from your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Twitter. The Twitter app launches.
l If this is the first time you’ve used Twitter on your phone, tap Log in to sign in to an existing account, or tap Sign up to set up a new Twitter account. 2. Tap the text box, type a tweet, and tap Tweet.
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The tweet is sent and appears on your Twitter feed.
LinkedIn
Find and connect with members worldwide, read the latest industry news, keep up-to-date with your groups, and more with on-the-go LinkedIn access.
Install the LinkedIn App on Your Phone
Before you use LinkedIn on your phone, you must download and install the app from the Google Play Store app.
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store .
2. Tap the search field at the top and search for "linkedin."
3. Tap LinkedIn from the results list.
4. Tap Install, and then tap Continue.
The app will be downloaded and installed on your phone.
5. When the download has completed, tap Open.
l To open the app from the home screen, tap Apps > LinkedIn.
Sign In to Your LinkedIn Account
Once you've downloaded and installed the LinkedIn app, sign in to your account.
1. From home, tap Apps > LinkedIn.
2. Follow the onscreen prompts to enter your LinkedIn username and password to sign in. You can also create a new LinkedIn account.
Hangouts
Hangouts is Google's instant messaging service. Use to communicate with other Hangout users, and also use video calling. Log in to a Google Account beforehand (see Google Account).
Using Hangouts
1. From home, tap Apps > Hangouts . The Hangouts app will open.
2. Tap Add to start a new Hangout. 3. Type a name, email, number, or circle, or select a contact from the list. 4. Type a message or start a video chat. Making Connections
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A chat window or a video chat window opens.
l If a friend is not in a Hangout, you will see a message. Tap Send invitation to invite them to join the Hangout.
Hangouts Operations
n Ending a Chat: In the Hangouts window, touch and hold a chat and then tap Delete > Delete.
n Ending a Video Chat: In the video chat window, tap .
Note: You can use Hangouts as your phone’s default messaging app, or as a standalone IM app. If you set Hangouts as the default messaging app, the Messenger app information, see Default SMS App Settings.
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Connectivity
The following topics address your phone’s connectivity options, including USB file transfer, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.
Transfer Files between Your Phone and a
Computer
You can use the supplied USB cable to connect your phone directly to your computer and transfer music, pictures, and other content files. For example, if you have a music album stored on your computer that you want to listen to on your phone with any of the music apps, just attach your phone to the computer and copy the files to the music folder.
File Transfer Tips
n If you want to save data to an SD card on your phone, make sure the SD card is installed and active. See SD Card.
n Avoid removing the battery or SD card while transferring data.
n Data exchange may use the methods outlined in the following table:
Method
Description
Media Device (MTP)
Transfer files between your phone and PC such as pictures, videos, and music.
Camera (PTP)
Transfer picture and video files from your phone to PC.
n If the PC cannot recognize your phone, you may need to install the driver first. Connect your phone to your PC using the supplied USB cable and drag down the status bar to select > Install driver. A new CD-ROM will appear on your PC and you can use the files in it to install the driver manually.
Transfer Files between the Phone and a Computer
1. Connect your phone to your computer using the supplied USB/charging cable. l Insert the small end of the cable to the charger/accessory jack at the bottom of the phone.
l Insert the USB end of the cable into an available USB port on your computer. You may need to remove the USB cable from the charging head to access it. 2. When appears in the notifications area, drag down the status bar to display the notifications panel and tap the notification. 3. Select either Media device (MTP) or Camera (PTP).
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The files on your phone can now be accessed via your computer.
l For most transfers, you'll want to use Media device (MTP).
l To change the option, tap in the notification panel to open the Connect to PC window, and then tap the desired option.
4. On your computer, navigate to the detected device (such as through the My Computer menu) and open it.
5. If available, select a drive (either the SD card or Phone).
6. Select a folder (for example, Music for songs and albums) and copy files to it from your computer.
7. When you are done, disconnect your phone from your computer.
The transferred files are now saved to your phone or SD card.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access over distances of up to 300 feet. To use your phone’s Wi-Fi, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot.”
The availability and range of the Wi-Fi signal depends on a number of factors, including infrastructure and other objects through which the signal passes.
Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network
Use the wireless and networks setting menu to enable your phone’s Wi-Fi radio and connect to an available Wi-Fi network.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Wi-Fi.
The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
3. Tap the Wi-Fi slider to turn Wi-Fi on. Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
l To disable Wi-Fi, tap the slider again.
4. Tap a Wi-Fi network to connect, enter the password (if it’s not an open network), and then tap Connect. Your phone is connected to the Wi-Fi network. You will see (
) in the status bar.
l The password, for a household wireless LAN router, is sometimes found on a sticker on the router (WEP, WPA, KEY, etc.). Contact the router manufacturer for information. For password for a public wireless LAN, check with user's service provider.
l Entering a password is not required if an access point is not security protected.
Note: The next time your phone connects to a previously accessed secured wireless network, you will not be prompted to enter the password again, unless you reset your phone to its factory default settings or you instruct the phone to forget the network.
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Note: Wi-Fi networks are self-discoverable, which means no additional steps are required for your phone to connect to a Wi-Fi network. It may be necessary to provide a user name and password for certain closed wireless networks.
Wi-Fi Settings
Use the Wi-Fi settings menu to manually set your Wi-Fi connection options.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Wi-Fi.
The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
3. Tap the Wi-Fi slider to turn Wi-Fi on. Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
l To disable Wi-Fi, tap the slider again.
4. Tap Menu > Advanced.
The advanced Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
5. Configure your Wi-Fi settings. Your Wi-Fi settings changes are saved.
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Disconnect Wi-Fi
You may wish to disconnect from a connected Wi-Fi network without turning Wi-Fi off.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Wi-Fi.
The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
3. Tap the name of the connected access point and then tap Forget. Wi-Fi is disconnected.
l After disconnecting from an access point, you may need to re-enter the password to reconnect.
Wi-Fi Direct
Use Wi-Fi Direct to connect directly to other Wi-Fi Direct devices simply via Wi-Fi, without an access point or via the Internet.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Wi-Fi.
The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
3. Tap the Wi-Fi slider to turn Wi-Fi on. Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
4. Tap Menu > Advanced > Wi-Fi Direct. The Wi-Fi Direct settings menu appears.
5. Tap a device with which to connect below Peer devices. 6. Accept the connection on the other device.
The phone is connected via Wi-Fi Direct.
l If a connection is not accepted after a certain period, the connection request is canceled.
l To stop a connection, tap the connected device name and tap OK.
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Hotspot
Hotspot allows you to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. When this feature is turned on, you can share your phone's mobile data services via Wi-Fi with other Wi-Fi enabled devices. The feature works best when used in conjunction with 4G data services (although 3G service can also be used). Important: Use of the Hotspot feature requires an additional subscription. Sign on to your account at boostmobile.com or access your account via Boost Zone (tap Apps learn more.
> Boost Zone ) to Note: Turning on Hotspot on will disable your phone's connection to other Wi-Fi networks.
Set Up Hotspot
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Hotspot.
The Hotspot window opens.
3. Tap the slider to turn Hotspot on. Hotspot is enabled. l To disable Hotspot, tap the slider again.
Note: The best way to keep using the phone as a hotspot is to have it connected to a power supply.
Important: Write down the passkey (password) for this communication (shown onscreen).
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Connect to Hotspot
1. Enable Wi-Fi (wireless) functionality on your target device (laptop, media device, etc.).
2. Scan for Wi-Fi networks from the device and select your phone hotspot from the network list.
l The default name for your phone hotspot is N9136_xxxxxx. You can change the name by tapping Configure > Network name from the Hotspot screen.
3. Select this phone and follow your onscreen instructions to enter the password (provided on the Hotspot screen).
The device is connected via your phone’s Hotspot.
4. Launch your Web browser to confirm you have an Internet connection.
Tethering
Use Tethering to share your device’s Internet connection with a computer that connects to your device via Bluetooth.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
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Tethering is turned on, and your phone’s Internet connection can be shared with a connected device.
l For Bluetooth tethering, pair your phone with the other device via Bluetooth and set the device to obtain data connection via Bluetooth.
Bluetooth
Bluetooth® is a short-range communications technology that allows you to connect wirelessly to a number of Bluetooth devices, such as headsets and hands-free car kits, and Bluetooth-enabled handhelds, computers, printers, and wireless phones. The Bluetooth communication range is usually approximately 30 feet.
Bluetooth Hints
Problem: Can’t use Bluetooth?
Solution: Is your phone in airplane mode? Bluetooth is turned off in airplane mode unless you turn it back on.
Bluetooth Function Cautions
Information may not appear correctly on connected devices depending on the transferred data.
Bluetooth Information
Bluetooth is a technology that enables wireless connection with PCs, Bluetooth devices with handsfree features, etc.
Function
Description
Audio output
Listen to music, etc., wirelessly.
Hands-free calls
Call hands-free, using Bluetooth-capable hands-free devices and headsets.
Data exchange
Exchange data with Bluetooth devices.
Enable the Bluetooth Feature
Use the settings menu to enable or disable your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities.
n Wireless connection to all Bluetooth® functions is not guaranteed for the phone.
n The phone may not connect properly depending on the other device.
n Noise may be experienced with wireless calls and hands-free calls depending on the conditions.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Bluetooth.
The Bluetooth settings open.
3. Tap the slider to turn Bluetooth on. Bluetooth is enabled. l To disable Bluetooth, tap the slider again.
Tip: You can also turn Bluetooth on or off with the quick settings menu in the notification panel. Pull down the status bar to display the notification panel and then tap Bluetooth to turn Bluetooth on or off.
Note: Turn off Bluetooth when not in use to conserve battery power, or in places where using a wireless phone is prohibited, such as aboard an aircraft and in hospitals.
Pair Bluetooth Devices
Search for and pair nearby Bluetooth devices. Registered Bluetooth devices can be connected simply.
n Enable the Bluetooth function on the Bluetooth devices being paired beforehand.
To pair Bluetooth devices:
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Bluetooth.
The Bluetooth settings open.
3. If Bluetooth is off, tap the slider to turn Bluetooth on.
l Nearby devices appear in the “Available devices” list.
l If a target device is not detected, tap Menu > Refresh to search again.
4. Tap a device from the “Available devices” list, and follow the onscreen instructions to pair with the device.
The Bluetooth device is paired to your phone.
l Methods to accept a Bluetooth connection differ depending on the devices used.
Unpairing from a Paired Device
1. From the Bluetooth settings menu, tap Settings unpair.
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2. Tap Forget.
The device is unpaired from your phone. To make another connection with the device, you will need to pair again.
Connect to a Paired Bluetooth Device
You can listen to music over a Bluetooth stereo headset, or have hands-free conversations using a compatible Bluetooth headset or car kit. It’s the same procedure to set up stereo audio and handsfree devices.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Bluetooth.
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The Bluetooth settings open.
l Paired Bluetooth devices appear in the “Paired devices” list.
3. Tap a device from the “Paired devices” list.
Your phone connects to the paired device.
The pairing and connection status is displayed below the device’s name in the Bluetooth devices section. When the device is connected to your phone, the Bluetooth connected icon is displayed in the status bar. Depending on the type of device you have connected, you can then start using the headset or car kit to listen to music or make and receive phone calls.
Note: Due to different specifications and features of other Bluetooth-compatible devices, display and operations may be different, and functions such as transfer or exchange may not be possible with all Bluetooth-compatible devices.
Send Information Using Bluetooth
You can use Bluetooth to transfer information between your phone and another Bluetooth-enabled device such as a phone or notebook computer. Types of Data You Can Send via Bluetooth
You can send the following types of information, depending on the device you are sending to:
n Images and videos
n Calendar events
n Contacts
n Audio files
In the instructions below, Contacts data is being used as an example.
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Sending Contacts Data via Bluetooth
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
You will see the Contacts list.
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2. Tap a contact to send. 3. Tap Menu > Share > Bluetooth.
4. If you are prompted to turn on Bluetooth, tap Turn on.
5. Tap the name of the receiving device.
6. If prompted, accept the connection on the receiving device, and enter the same passcode on both your phone and the other device, or confirm the auto-generated passcode.
7. On the receiving device, accept the file.
The contact information is sent.
Receive Information via Bluetooth
Your phone is capable of receiving a wide variety of file types with Bluetooth, including pictures, music tracks, and documents such as PDFs.
1. When another device attempts to send a file to your phone via Bluetooth, you will see a request to accept the file in the status bar. 2. Drag the status bar down to display the notifications panel and then tap the Bluetooth share notification.
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The file is sent to your phone.
l When your phone receives a file, you will see a notification. To open the file immediately, pull down the status bar to display the notification panel, and then tap the notification. l When you open a received file, what happens next depends on the file type:
o Media files and documents are usually opened directly in a compatible application. For example, if you open a music track, it starts playing in a music app you choose.
o For a vCalendar file, tap OK and the vCalendar event is imported to your local calendar account. (For more information on using the Calendar, see Calendar.)
o For a vCard contact file, all contacts in the file will be imported to your phone contacts automatically.
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Apps and Entertainment
The topics in this section will explore the features that make your phone so much more than a phone, from the camera and productivity apps to music, entertainment, and more.
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Camera and Video
You can use the camera or video camera to take and share pictures and videos. Your phone comes with a 5 megapixel camera with an autofocus feature and a front-facing camera that lets you capture sharp pictures and videos.
Camera Overview
The camera's viewfinder screen lets you view your subject and access camera controls and options.
n Switch view mode: Switch between the back camera lens and the front-facing camera lens (for self-portraits, video chatting, etc.).
n Self-timer: Set a time delay before the camera takes a picture after you tap the shutter icon, or turns off this feature.
n Flash: Select a flash mode for the camera.
n Settings: Change camera and camcorder settings. See Set Camera Functions.
n Captured picture/video: View pictures and videos you have captured.
n Capture picture: Tap the icon to take a picture.
n Capture video: Tap the icon to start capturing a video.
n Switch camera mode: Select a camera mode when using the back camera. In addition to the default AUTO mode, you can tap Manual to adjust some advanced professional options, or tap FUN to use multi-exposure, filter effects, HDR, smile detection, macro subjects, or interval photo capture modes. Take Pictures and Record Videos
The following topics teach you how to take pictures and record videos with your phone’s camera.
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Capturing Pictures/Videos
n File Format for Pictures: File format for pictures is JPEG.
n File Format for Videos: File format for videos is MPEG4.
Camera Cautions
If Lens Becomes Dirty: Fingerprints/smudges on lens prevent capturing of clear still images/videos. Wipe lens with a soft cloth beforehand.
Avoid Exposure to Direct Sunlight: Be careful not to expose lens to direct sunlight for long periods. May discolor color filter and affect color of images.
Flash Warning
Do not shine the flash close to eyes. Do not look directly at the flash when shining. Do not shine the flash at other people's eyes. May affect eyesight, etc.
Take a Picture
You can take high-resolution pictures using your phone’s cameras.
Note: If you have an SD card installed as portable storage, pictures and videos are stored to the SD card by default. If no card is installed, pictures and videos are saved to your phone’s memory. To change this setting, tap Apps > Settings
1. From home, tap Camera . > Storage > Save location.
The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Before taking the picture, you can zoom in on your subject.
l To zoom in, "spread" the screen with your thumb and finger or press the Volume Up key.
l To zoom out, "pinch" the screen or press the Volume Down key.
3. Frame your subject on the screen and configure other necessary settings. See Camera Overview for details.
Tip: Hold the phone vertically when taking portrait shots or hold the phone horizontally when taking landscape shots.
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4. You can either let the camera autofocus on the center of the screen, or you can tap another area of the screen that you want to focus on.
5. Touch to take the picture.
The shutter clicks and the picture is captured and saved to your phone or SD card. Tap the thumbnail at the corner of the screen and choose what you want to do with the picture you've just taken.
Record Videos
Record high-quality videos using your phone’s camcorder.
Note: If you have an SD card installed as portable storage, pictures and videos are stored to the SD card by default. If no card is installed, pictures and videos are saved to your phone’s memory. To change this setting, tap Apps > Settings
1. From home, tap Camera . > Storage > Save location.
The camera viewfinder appears.
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2. Frame your subject on the screen. You can tap any area of the Viewfinder screen that you want the camera to focus on before and during recording.
3. Tap to start recording video. The recording duration appears.
Tip: During recording, you can pinch or spread on the screen or press the Volume keys to zoom in or out. You can also tap to take a picture.
Video recording begins.
4. Tap to pause recording. Tap 5. Tap to stop recording.
to continue recording. The camera stops recording and the video is captured and saved to your phone or SD card.
View Pictures and Videos Using Gallery
Using the Gallery application, you can view pictures and watch videos that you’ve taken with your phone’s camera, downloaded, or copied onto your storage card or phone memory. For pictures that are on your storage card or phone memory, you can do basic editing such as rotating and cropping. You can also easily assign a picture as your contact picture or wallpaper and share pictures with your friends.
View Pictures and Videos
You can access and view all your stored pictures and videos from your phone’s Gallery.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery . The album list opens.
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2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
l To open another album, tap Back to return to the Albums view.
3. Tap an image to view the picture or video.
The picture or the video snapshot opens and displays in full screen.
l Tap to play the video.
l When viewing pictures and videos in full screen, you can touch the screen to display a series of options and choose what to do with the picture or video.
Pictures and Videos: Review Screen
After capturing a picture or video, from the camera screen, tap the thumbnail image at the corner of the screen to see the item in the review screen. From there, you can access options such as share, edit/trim, or delete the picture or video.
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Pictures and Videos: Options while Viewing
n Zoom In or Out on a Picture or Video: Tap the screen twice or pinch the screen to zoom in or out on a picture or video.
n Viewing Videos: Use the onscreen controls to play, pause, fast forward, or rewind the video playback. If you use the Video Player app, more options are available, including screenshot, video ratio, picture-in-picture, and more.
After selecting an album from the Albums screen, you can browse through the thumbnails of pictures and videos of that album. Tap a thumbnail to view the picture or video in full screen. Tap to play the video. By default, the thumbnails in an album are displayed in grid view.
Note: When viewing the content of an album, you can touch and hold on a thumbnail to open a selection menu and choose what to do with the picture or video.
Edit Pictures
When you’re browsing pictures in the Gallery application, you can tap a picture to display options and choose to edit the picture, rotate it, and more.
Rotate and Save a Picture
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery . The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera). The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
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3. Tap the picture you want to rotate.
4. Tap Menu and then select either Rotate left or Rotate right.
The picture is rotated and the file is updated.
Retouch a Picture
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery . The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera). The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Tap the picture you want to edit.
4. Tap and choose Photo Editor.
The Photo Editor screen appears.
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5. Tap an edit option along the bottom of the screen and edit the picture.
6. Tap to keep the change or 7. Tap to save the new picture.
Note: Tap to cancel it.
in the Photo Editor screen to see the edits you have made and undo or redo them.
The new picture is saved as a new file in the same album as the original picture. The original picture remains unedited.
Share Pictures and Videos
The Gallery application lets you send pictures and videos using email or multimedia messages. You can share pictures on your social networks (such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter) and share videos on YouTube. You can also send them to another phone, your computer, or your Google Account using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, Photos, or Drive.
Send Pictures or Videos by Email
You can send several pictures, videos, or both in an email or Gmail message. They are added as file attachments in your email. For more information about using email and Gmail, see Create and Send an Email Message or Create and Send a Gmail Message.
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The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera). The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Touch and hold a thumbnail of the picture or video you want to share.
l To select multiple items, tap all the items you want to include.
4. Tap Share and then on the Share menu, tap Email or Gmail.
5. Follow onscreen prompts to complete and send the message.
Note: If you have multiple email accounts, the default email account will be used. To change the account, tap the sender address displayed above the recipients line and select the desired email account.
Send a Picture or Video by Multimedia Message
Multimedia Messaging (MMS) lets you send pictures and videos using your phone’s messaging app. Although you can send several pictures or videos in a multimedia message, it may be better to just send one at a time, especially if the files are large in size.
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The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Touch and hold a thumbnail of the picture or video you want to share.
l To select multiple items, tap all the items you want to include.
4. Tap Share and then on the Share menu, tap Messenger.
5. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete and send the message.
For more information about sending multimedia messages, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
Send Pictures or Videos Using Bluetooth
You can select several pictures, videos, or both and send them to someone’s phone or your computer using Bluetooth.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery . The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera). The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Touch and hold a thumbnail of the picture or video you want to share.
l To select multiple items, tap all the items you want to include.
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4. Tap Share and then on the Share menu, tap Bluetooth.
5. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete and send the files.
For more information, see Bluetooth.
Share Pictures or Videos via Additional Apps or Social
Media
From Gallery, you can share your pictures and videos from a variety of apps and social media sites, such as Facebook, Google+, Hangouts, Instagram, Flickr, and more. Available apps will vary depending on what you have installed on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery . The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera). The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Touch and hold a thumbnail of the picture or video you want to share.
l To select multiple items, tap all the items you want to include.
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4. Tap Share and then on the Share menu, tap the app you want to use.
5. Follow the prompts to complete and post or share your pictures or videos.
The upload is completed.
Share Videos on YouTube
You can share your videos by uploading them to YouTube™. Before you do this, you must create a YouTube account or Google Account and sign in to that account on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery . The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera). The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Touch and hold a thumbnail of the video you want to share.
l To select multiple videos, tap all the videos you want to include.
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4. Tap Share and then on the Share menu, tap YouTube.
5. Enter the prompted information, such as description and tags, and select a privacy option.
6. Tap .
The upload is completed.
Camera Settings
You can adjust your camera’s settings using the icons on the main camera screen and the full camera settings menu.
Switch Cameras Modes
Your phone lets you use different types of camera modes depending on your subject and environment.
1. From home, tap Camera . The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Switch to the back camera lens, tap Manual to switch to professional mode where you can configure some advanced professional options, or tap FUN and select a mode. The camera switches mode.
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Set Camera Functions
You can configure your camera’s settings to fit any situation and event.
1. From home, tap Camera . The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Tap Settings .
The camera settings menu opens.
3. Select your desired settings.
The settings are applied.
l Settable items differ depending on the camera type in use.
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Productivity
Use your phone to stay ahead of the game with calendar, navigation, alarm, office, and more productivity apps.
Calendar
Use Calendar to create and manage events, meetings, and appointments. Your Calendar helps organize your time and reminds you of important events. Depending on your synchronization settings, your phone’s Calendar stays in sync with your Calendar on the Web, Exchange ActiveSync calendar, Google Calendar, and Outlook calendar.
In order to sync with your Google calendar, you must sign in to a Google Account on your phone. See Google Account.
Calendar Operations
n View Today’s Calendar: From the Calendar, tap dynamically with your current date.
. The number in the icon changes n Change Calendar View: From the Calendar, tap the time at the top left and select Day, Week, Month, or Agenda to change the current view.
n View Next/Previous Month (Month View): From the Calendar, flick the screen up or down.
n View Next/Previous Week (Week View): From the Calendar, flick the screen left or right.
n View Next/Previous Day (Day View): From the Calendar, flick the screen left or right.
n View the Next/Previous Time Period (Day/Week View): From the Calendar, flick the screen up or down.
Add an Event to the Calendar
Add events to your calendar directly from the Calendar application.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Calendar .
The Calendar app opens.
2. Tap Add . The add event window opens.
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3. Enter an event title, start date/time, end date/time, etc., and then tap Done.
The event is added to your calendar.
Selecting a Calendar
n If you have more than one calendar, select a calendar in which to add events:
l Select My calendar to create an event that will appear only on your phone.
l Select your Google Account to create a Google Calendar event. If you have several Google Calendars on the Web, select one in which to add your event.
o You can create multiple Google Calendars only in Google Calendar on the Web. After creating them in Google Calendar on the Web, you’ll be able to see them in the Calendar application on your phone. For more information about creating and managing multiple Google Calendars, visit the Google website: calendar.google.com.
l If you have synchronized your phone with an Exchange ActiveSync account or Outlook on your computer, you can also select these calendars. l Select your Outlook Account to create an Outlook Calendar event to sync with your computer.
l Select your Exchange ActiveSync Account to create an Exchange ActiveSync calendar event.
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View Calendar Events
You can display the Calendar in daily, weekly, monthly, or agenda view. To change the Calendar view, tap the time at the top left and select Day, Week, Month, or Agenda.
1. From home, tap Apps > Calendar . The Calendar app opens.
2. Tap an event. If you are in month view, tap a date first.
Note: The color for the events indicates the type of calendar that includes the event. To find out which calendar each color represents, tap Menu > Calendars to display.
The event details appear.
l In event details, tap Edit to edit the event.
l In event details, tap Delete to delete the event.
l In event details, tap Export the SD card.
to export the event as a .ics (iCalendar) file to the phone or Sync Calendars
You can select which calendars you’d like to sync on your phone, along with what types of information you want to sync.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Calendar . The Calendar app opens.
2. Tap Menu > Calendars to display.
3. Tap Calendars to sync at the bottom.
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4. Select sync options by adding or removing check marks from the items.
5. Tap OK.
The sync settings have been updated.
Synchronize an Exchange ActiveSync Calendar
If you have set up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account on your phone, you can also synchronize Exchange ActiveSync calendar events on your phone. Calendar events on your Exchange ActiveSync will also show in Calendar if you chose to synchronize with the Exchange ActiveSync Server.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Exchange.
l To confirm your sync settings, tap the account name and make sure the Calendar switch is on.
2. Tap Menu > Sync now.
Note: If Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync doesn’t appear under the Accounts heading in the Settings menu, you do not have an Exchange ActiveSync account configured on the phone. For information about adding an account, see Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account.
Google Maps
Use the Google Maps app to determine your location, find directions, browse local businesses and attractions, rate and review places, and more. Enable Location Services on Your Phone
Before using any location-based services, you must enable your phone’s location feature. For information about setting your phone’s location options, see Location Settings. View Maps of Specified Places
Use Google Maps to locate and map a specific address or destination.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Maps .
Google Maps opens.
l If prompted, follow the onscreen instructions to accept terms of use.
2. Tap the search box at the top.
3. Enter an address, city, facility name, etc., and then tap a candidate in the results list. Note: If your search term is specific enough, the map will automatically pan to that location.
The information card for the specific location opens. You can find out its address, open hours, street view, people's review, how to get there, give the place a call, save it to your Google Account, and more.
l Slide the card down to view the place on the map.
Google Maps Operations
n Viewing Current Location: From the Maps app, tap .
n Obtain Useful Area Information for Current Location: From the Maps app, tap . When your location is found, tap at the bottom of the screen and, in the new screen, select a type of business or attraction to browse related locations. You can then tap a location to view detailed information and find out how to get there.
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n View Traffic Information, Aerial Photos, Etc., in Maps: From the Maps app, tap Menu and then tap Traffic, Satellite, Google Earth, etc. n Check Route to Destination: From the Maps app, tap , select a method of transport (car, public transit, or on foot), and then enter your current location and your destination.
l Route candidates appear in a list. Tap one to get more information.
n Check Detailed Operation for Maps: From the Maps app, tap Menu > Help.
Google Search
Search information saved on the phone and in phone applications as well as on the Internet.
Use Google Search
Type search terms in the Google Search bar to find information on your phone and around the globe.
1. From home, tap the Google search bar or tap Apps > Google . The Search window opens.
l If confirmation appears, follow onscreen instructions.
l If a description for Google Now appears, tap Get started and read information. Tap Yes,
I'm in on the last page if you want to use Google Now.
2. Type your search keywords and tap the search key on the keyboard.
Search results appear.
l To search by voice, tap in the search bar and speak your search terms.
Google Search Operations
n Changing Search Information: From home, tap Apps > Settings Search & Now > Phone search and select where to search.
> Google > n Using Google Now: Google Now automatically searches for information based on search keywords used, your current location, etc., and presents search results in the search screen. Google Now also informs users of scheduled events. Use Google Voice Search
Use your voice to search instead of typing, with Google Voice Search.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Voice Search .
The Voice Search window opens.
2. Speak your search terms.
Search results appear.
Calculator
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1. From home, tap Apps > Calculator .
The calculator app launches.
2. Tap onscreen keys for calculations. Calculation results appear.
Clock
Your phone has a clock app that lets you set alarms, view time in time zones around the world, use a stopwatch, and set a timer.
Check the Time
You can check the time any time on your phone. The current time displays in the upper right corner of the status bar. Many widgets and lock screens also display the time and provide options for how time is displayed.
Set the Date and Time
Your phone automatically receives the current date, time and time zone from the wireless network. You can set the date by hand by overriding the default setting.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Date & time.
The Clock appears.
2. Tap to turn off the switch next to Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone, and then set the date, time, and time zone as desired. The date, time, and time zone will reflect your new settings.
Set Alarms
Set multiple alarms using your phone’s Clock app.
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1. From home, tap Apps 2. Tap the Alarm Apps and Entertainment
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3. Set the alarm options, including time, alarm days, repeat pattern, snooze, ringtone, and alarm label, and then tap Save.
The alarm is set.
Note: To enable or disable existing alarms directly, just tap the switch next to the alarm.
Note: Tap in the Alarm tab to adjust general alarm settings.
Phone at Alarm Time
n At the set alarm time, the phone sounds the alarm and/or vibrates.
n Stopping an alarm: When the alarm sounds, drag to the right to dismiss it.
Additional Clock Features
Your phone’s clock app provides additional useful features including world clock, stopwatch, and timer functions. All features are available from the clock app display.
n From home, tap Apps > Clock .
World Clock
The world clock lets you keep track of the current time in multiple cities around the globe.
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1. From the clock app, tap World Clock 2. Tap Add City find the city.
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and select a city. You can enter a city name in the search field at the top to 3. Repeat to add multiple cities.
Stopwatch
The stopwatch lets you time events down to the hundredth of a second.
1. From the clock app, tap Stopwatch 2. Tap Start 3. Tap Record .
to begin timing.
to record lap time and total time.
Note: The stopwatch can record 100 laps at a time.
4. Tap Pause
to pause timing. If you want to reset the stopwatch to zero, tap Record .
Timer
The timer provides a countdown timer for up to 99 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds.
1. From the clock app, tap Timer .
2. Use the keypad to set the length of the timer.
3. Tap Start to begin the timer.
File Manager
File Manager allows you to view and manage files stored on your phone's internal storage and your SD card.
1. From home, tap Apps > File Manager .
2. Find the file you need by category in the Category tab, or tap Local to browse folders and files on the phone's internal storage or the SD card.
l Tap folders and files to access stored items.
l Touch and hold an item to access option icons such as Copy, Move, Share, Delete, and more.
l To copy or move an item, navigate to a new location and tap Paste.
l Tap Menu > New folder to create a new folder in the current directory.
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Entertainment and Activities
The following topics provide an overview of your phone’s entertainment apps, from music players and YouTube, to sound recorder, and more.
Google Play Music App
The Google Play Music app lets you browse, shop, and play back songs purchased from Google Play as well as songs you have loaded from your own music library. The music you choose is automatically stored in your Google Play Music library and instantly ready to play via streaming or download.
For more information about Google Play Music, visit play.google.com/about/music.
Note: For information about loading music onto your phone, see Transfer Files between Your Phone and a Computer.
Play Music with Google Play
Use the Google Play Music app to listen to all your music on your phone. 1. From home, tap Apps > Play Music .
The Play Music app opens.
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2. Tap a recommendation in the Listen Now screen, or tap Menu > Music library to view all the music or playlists. To change views of your library, swipe left or right.
3. Flick the screen left or right to select a library category such as Artists or Albums. 4. Tap an item from the category and then tap a song. The song begins playing. The song title and player control appears at the bottom of the screen. You can touch it or drag it up to display the player screen.
Google Play Music Screen Layout
The following diagram outlines the main features of the Play Music app player screen.
Feature
Description
Song and artist
Shows the names of the song and the artist. Tap the area to close the player screen and return to the music library.
Album image
Displays the album artwork (if available). Swipe left or right to switch to the next or previous song in the current playlist.
Play/pause
Tap to resume or pause the player.
Repeat
Tap to switch repeat modes. You can repeat the current song, the current playlist, or turn off repeat.
Thumbs-up
Rate the song by giving it a thumbs-up.
Previous song
Tap to restart the current song; tap twice to switch to the previous song in the playlist.
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Feature
Description
Next song
Tap to switch to the next song in the playlist.
Thumbs-down
Rate the song by giving it a thumbs-down.
Progress bar
Shows the progress of the current song. Drag or tap it to jump to any part of song.
Shuffle
Tap to turn on or off shuffle.
Current playlist
Tap to display the current music list (queue).
Options
Tap to access more player options.
Create Playlists in Google Play Music
Organize music into playlists to fit every occasion.
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Music .
The Play Music app opens.
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2. Tap Menu > Music library to view all music files and playlists.
3. Tap Menu next to a song and select Add to playlist.
4. Tap New playlist. Enter a playlist name and description and tap Create playlist.
The playlist is created.
5. Tap Back to return to the library view and select another song or album.
6. Tap Menu next to an item and then tap Add to playlist > <playlist name>.
The song or album is added to the playlist. Repeat to add more items to the playlist.
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Adding Currently Playing Music to a Playlist
n From the player view, tap Menu > Add to playlist > <playlist name>.
The music is added to the playlist.
Music Player
Your phone's built-in music player app lets you listen to and organize music files you have loaded into your phone's memory or SD card.
Note: For information about loading music onto your phone, see Transfer Files Between Your Phone and a Computer.
Listen to Music Using the Music Player
The Music app allows you to play music files in your phone's storages.
1. From home, tap Apps > Music .
The music library opens. Your music files are cataloged, according to the information stored in the files.
2. Tap All songs, Playlists, Favorites, Artists, Albums, or Folders to browse your music. You can also tap a song in the Recently played list to select songs you recently played.
3. Tap a song to start playing in the music player.
Note: Adjust the volume with the Volume keys.
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The Playback Screen
When you tap a song in the music library, the music player immediately starts to play it and its name and the player controls are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Tap the area to open the playback screen, where you can have more control over the player.
n Track title: Display track name, artist, and album information.
n Back to library: Return to the music library.
n Album cover: Display the cover art of the album when it is available. Swipe horizontally to switch to the next or previous song.
n Track information: Display the detailed information of the song and the file.
n Shuffle: Turn on or off shuffle.
n Playback control: Skip songs or pause and resume playback. Drag the progress bar to jump to any part of the track.
n Repeat: Toggle repeat mode (no repeat, repeat the current track, or repeat the current playlist).
n Add to favorites: Add the track to the Favorites playlist. Tap again to remove the track from the list.
n Current playlist: Tap to view the current playlist. n Options: Access additional options.
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Create a Playlist
Music playlists help you organize your music files.
1. From home, tap Apps > Music .
The music library opens. Your music files are cataloged, according to the information stored in the files.
2. Find the music file you want to put in a playlist. Tap Menu next to the song to open a list of options.
3. Tap Add to playlist > New playlist +.
4. Enter the playlist name and tap Save.
Manage Playlists
You can rename or delete your music playlists.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Music .
The music library opens. Your music files are cataloged, according to the information stored in the files.
2. Tap Playlists to view all music playlists.
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3. Tap Menu next to the playlist you want to manipulate to open the options menu.
4. Tap Rename or Delete.
Manage Songs in a Playlist
You can add more songs to a playlist or remove some tracks from a playlist.
1. From home, tap Apps > Music .
The music library opens. Your music files are cataloged, according to the information stored in the files.
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2. Tap Playlists to view all music playlists.
3. Tap a playlist to open its content.
4. Tap Menu > Add songs and select the music you want to add before tapping .
– or –
Tap Menu next to the song you want to remove and select Remove.
Set a Song as Ringtone
You can set a song or audio file as your default phone ringtone or notification ringtone. This will not change the ringtone you have assigned individually to specific contacts (see Add a Contact and Edit a Contact).
1. From home, tap Apps > Music .
The music library opens. Your music files are cataloged, according to the information stored in the files.
2. Find the music file you want to use as the default ringtone. Tap Menu next to the song to open a list of options.
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3. Tap Set as ringtone.
4. Tap Phone Ringtone or Notification Ringtone.
Tip: You can also set a song as the default ringtone in the playback screen. Just tap Menu > Set
as ringtone > Phone Ringtone or Notification Ringtone.
Sound Recorder
You can use Sound Recorder to record voice memos.
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Record and Play a Voice Memo
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2. Tap to start recording.
Note: Before recording, you can tap to turn off or on high-quality recording. l During recording, you can tap / to pause or continue the recording.
3. Tap to stop the recording. The memo is automatically saved.
l Tap to play the voice recording.
l Tap to edit the name of the recording.
Note: To find all your voice memos, tap at the top right of the screen.
YouTube
View videos uploaded to YouTube and upload your own videos to your YouTube account.
View YouTube Videos
You can use the YouTube app to view videos on YouTube even if you aren’t signed in to a YouTube account.
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1. From home, tap Apps > YouTube
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The YouTube app launches.
l If you’re prompted to provide confirmation to use the site, follow the onscreen instructions to continue. 2. Search through the YouTube channels and tap a video you want to see.
The video plays on your phone screen.
l Tap the screen to pause or resume play while watching.
Post a Video to YouTube
You can post videos to your YouTube account from your phone. Before posting, you must set up a YouTube account and sign in to it on your phone.
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1. From home, tap Apps > YouTube
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The YouTube app launches.
2. Tap Account > Uploads .
The Open from menu appears.
3. Select a video to upload.
l Enter a title, description, and tags, and select a privacy setting.
4. Tap .
The video is uploaded to your YouTube channel.
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Settings
The topics in this section will cover your phone’s settings menus and options. For an overview of the settings menu, see Basic Settings.
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The following topics introduce your phone’s basic settings menus and cover your phone’s Connections settings options.
Basic Settings
From the home screen, tap Apps > Settings to access your phone’s settings menu.
The table below outlines the top-level settings categories.
Category
Description
Wi-Fi
Enable and set Wi-Fi options
Bluetooth
Enable Bluetooth connections
Mobile networks
Set mobile network functions
Hotspot
Share your mobile data service by turning your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot
Data usage
Check your phone’s data usage
More
Manage airplane mode, VPN, default SMS app, and Bluetooth tethering
Display Set wallpaper, brightness, etc.
Sound & notification
Set ringtone, volume, vibration, etc.
Security
Set your security options such as screen lock, credential storage, etc.
Navigation key
Switch the positions of the Back key and the Recent Apps key
Date & time
Set date, time, time zone, and time format
Language & input
Set system language and input (keyboard, voice, mouse, trackpad) options
Google
Configure Google services options
Location
Select your phone’s location access options
Storage
Manage internal storage on your phone and options for your SD card and other connected storages
Battery
Monitor battery usage
Apps
Manage installed applications
Memory
Monitor memory usage
Users
Manage user accounts that can access your phone
Connect to PC
Select the USB connection type between your phone and PC
Backup & reset
Back up your phone's data and settings and reset the phone to the original factory settings
Accounts
Add and manage all your email, social networking, corporate, and picture/video sharing accounts
Accessibility
Enable and manage accessibility-related applications
Printing
Configure Google Cloud Print service
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Category
Description
System updates
Update your PRL, user profile, Android software, phone firmware
About phone
Access important phone and legal information
Access Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
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The settings menu opens.
2. Select categories and then select your settings options.
Settings are made and applied.
Tip: You can also access settings from the notification panel. Pull down the status bar and tap Settings .
Wi-Fi Settings Menu
The Wi-Fi settings menu lets you turn Wi-Fi on or off, set up and connect to available Wi-Fi networks, and configure advanced Wi-Fi options.
For more information about Wi-Fi settings, see Wi-Fi.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Wi-Fi.
The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
3. Tap the Wi-Fi slider to turn Wi-Fi on. Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
l To disable Wi-Fi, tap the slider again.
4. Tap a Wi-Fi network, enter the password, and tap Connect. Your phone is connected to the selected Wi-Fi network.
l The password, for a household wireless LAN router, is sometimes found on a sticker on the router (WEP, WPA, KEY, etc.). Contact the router manufacturer for information. For password for a public wireless LAN, check with user's service provider.
l Entering a password is not required if an access point is not security protected.
Advanced Wi-Fi Settings
The advanced Wi-Fi settings menu lets you set up and manage wireless access points.
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n Enable Notification when Open Networks Are Available: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced and tap the Network notification slider.
l The setting is available when Wi-Fi is turned on.
l Tap Network notification to turn the option on or off.
n Allow Some Services to Scan for Networks even when Wi-Fi is Off: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced and tap the Scanning always available slider.
l Tap Scanning always available to turn the option on or off.
n Allow Automatic Connection to Passpoint-certified Wi-Fi Access Points: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced and tap the Passpoint slider.
n Set Timing for Pausing a Connection: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced > Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep and then select a setting.
n Install Certificates for Secured Wi-Fi Networks: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced > Install certificates and then select the file to install.
n Use Wi-Fi Direct: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced > Wi-Fi Direct.
l The setting is available when Wi-Fi is turned on.
l For more information, see Wi-Fi Direct. n Use WPS to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced > WPS Push Button or WPS Pin Entry.
l The settings are available when Wi-Fi is turned on.
l If you tap WPS Push Button, press the WPS button on the access point and the access point will recognize your phone and add it to the network.
l If you tap WPS Pin Entry, enter the PIN number displayed on the phone into the access point's setup page. Your phone automatically finds the access point and configures the connection.
Note: For detailed information about the WPS feature of the access point, please refer to its user documents.
n Check MAC Address: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced.
l MAC Address appears below “MAC address.”
n Check IP Address: From Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu > Advanced.
l IP Address appears below “IP address.”
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Bluetooth Settings
Your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities let you use wireless headsets, send and receive pictures and files, and more. For details on your phone’s Bluetooth usage, see Bluetooth. 1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Bluetooth.
The Bluetooth settings open.
Bluetooth Settings Operations
n Enable Bluetooth: In Bluetooth settings, tap the slider at the top of the menu.
l Alternatively, pull down the status bar to display the notifications panel and then tap Bluetooth to turn Bluetooth on or off.
n Pairing Bluetooth Devices: Make sure the other devices are set to be discovered. From Bluetooth settings, tap the device name in “Available devices” and follow the onscreen instructions.
l Depending on the device, you may be required to enter or accept a passkey.
l If the target device does not appear, tap Menu > Refresh to search again.
l This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
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n Change the Name of a Paired Device: From Bluetooth settings, tap Settings paired device name, tap the current name, enter a new name, and tap OK.
next to a l This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
n Canceling Pairing: From Bluetooth settings, tap Settings and then tap Forget.
next to a paired device name, l This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
n Enable Service from Paired Device: From Bluetooth settings, tap Settings paired device name, and then tap the listing under Use for.
next to a l If a confirmation prompt appears, follow the onscreen instructions.
l This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
l This setting is available when the paired device is providing a service.
n Search for Other Devices: From Bluetooth settings, tap Menu > Refresh.
l This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
n Check Files Received via Bluetooth Transfer: From Bluetooth settings, tap Menu > Show received files, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Mobile Network Settings
The Mobile networks options let you enable your phone's mobile data access and set your preferred network mode.
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Enable Data Services
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Mobile networks.
2. Tap Data Enabled to enable or disable data services over the mobile network.
Note: Certain data service request may require additional time to process. While your phone is loading the requested service, the touchscreen may appear unresponsive when in fact it is functioning properly. Allow your phone some time to process your data usage request.
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Switch Network Mode
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Mobile networks > Preferred network type.
2. Tap Automatic, LTE/CDMA, CDMA or GSM/UMTS.
Hotspot Settings
Use the settings menu to configure your hotspot settings, which allow you to share your phone’s data service with multiple Wi-Fi capable devices.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Hotspot.
The Hotspot window opens.
3. Tap the slider to turn Hotspot on. Hotspot is enabled. l To disable Hotspot, tap the slider again.
Advanced Hotspot Settings
The hotspot settings menu lets you configure advanced options.
n Set Network SSID: From the Hotspot settings screen, tap Configure > Network name, enter a name for your hotspot, and then tap Save.
n Set Hotspot Security: From the Hotspot settings screen, tap Configure > Security, select a security settings option, and then tap Save.
n Set Hotspot Password: From the Hotspot settings screen, tap Configure > Password, enter a password, and then tap Save.
n Hide Hotspot from Searches: From the Hotspot settings screen, tap Configure > Broadcast SSID, select Disable, and then tap Save.
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n Set Allowed Devices: To set the maximum number of connections or select which devices are not allowed to connect to the Hotspot, in the Hotspot settings screen, tap Manage users > Max
connection and select a number, or tap Block list to manage forbidden devices. n Set Hotspot Timeout Settings: From the Hotspot settings screen, tap Sleep policy > Hotspot sleep policy and select an option. l Check Hotspot notification to get notification in the status bar when sleep policy turns off the Hotspot.
Data Usage Settings
The data usage menu lets you view your phone’s mobile and Wi-Fi data usage, set data limits, restrict hotspot usage, and more.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Data usage.
The data usage window opens.
Data Usage Settings Operations
n Enable Mobile Data: In Data usage window, tap the Data Enabled slider to enable or disable the service.
l If a confirmation appears, follow the onscreen instructions.
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n Enable Restrictions on Mobile Data Usage: From the Data usage window, tap Set mobile
data limit to enable restriction and tap OK to confirm.
l With restriction turned on, drag the horizontal Limit slider up or down to set the data usage limit and data warning amount.
l This setting is available when mobile data is enabled.
n Set Date for Resetting Data Usage: To set the data usage measuring cycle, from the Data usage window, tap the box above the data usage graph, tap Change cycle, set a reset date, and tap Set. l This setting is available when mobile data is enabled.
n Check Data Usage for Each Application: To see how your data is being used in the current time cycle, tap an app name to see its usage for the period.
n Enable Restriction on Mobile Data in Background: From the Data usage window, tap Menu > Restrict background data.
l This setting stops some apps and services from working unless your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
l If a confirmation appears, tap OK.
n View Both Mobile Data and Wi-Fi Usage: From the Data usage window, tap Menu > Show Wi-Fi. l Tap Menu > Hide Wi-Fi to disable the feature.
l When the feature is on, you will see a CELLULAR tab and a WI-FI tab at the top of the Data usage window. Tap WI-FI to view your phone’s Wi-Fi data usage.
n Restrict Background Data Usage on Metered Wi-Fi Networks: From the Data usage window, tap Menu > Network restrictions and tap the slider next to the metered network.
More Settings
The more settings menu provides access to additional wireless and network options, such as default messaging app, VPN, airplane mode, and more.
More Settings Options
Setting
Description
Airplane mode
Disable all settings that emit or receive signals. Phone stays powered on
VPN
Add a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Default SMS app
Set a default SMS/MMS app
Bluetooth tethering
Share your mobile data service via Bluetooth
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Access More Settings Options
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap More.
3. Set items.
Your settings are saved and implemented.
Airplane Mode
Airplane mode allows you to use many of your phone's features, such as Gallery, Camera, and Music, when you are on an airplane or in any other area where making or receiving calls or data is prohibited. When you set your phone to Airplane mode, it cannot send or receive any calls or access online information.
To quickly turn Airplane mode on or off:
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n Press and hold the Power/Lock key, and then tap Airplane mode.
l When in airplane mode, the status bar will display .
To turn Airplane mode on or off in Settings:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
.
2. Tap More.
3. Tap the Airplane mode slider. When in airplane mode, the status bar will display .
Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
From your phone, you can add, set up, and manage virtual private networks (VPNs) that allow you to connect and access resources inside a secured local network, such as your corporate network.
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Prepare Your Phone for VPN Connection
Depending on the type of VPN you are using at work, you may be required to enter your login credentials or install security certificates before you can connect to your company’s local network. You can get this information from your network administrator.
Before you can initiate a VPN connection, your phone must first establish a Wi-Fi or data connection. For information about setting up and using these connections on your phone, see Browser and Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network.
Set Up Secure Credential Storage
If your network administrator instructs you to download and install security certificates, you must first set up the phone’s secure credential storage before setting up a VPN.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Security > Install from SD card.
3. Select the certificate file you need to install. Only certificates that you have not installed are displayed.
4. If prompted, enter the certificate password and tap OK.
5. Enter a name for the certificate and tap OK.
Note: If you have not set a PIN or password for your phone, you are prompted to set one up.
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Add a VPN Connection
Use the VPN settings menu to add a VPN connection to your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap More > VPN. The VPN settings window appears.
3. Tap Add VPN profile , and then enter the information for the VPN you want to add. l Information may include Name, Type, Server address, PPP encryption (MPPE), and advanced options.
l Set up all options according to the security details you have obtained from your network administrator.
4. Tap Save. Your VPN is added to the VPN settings window.
Connect to or Disconnect from a VPN
Once you have set up a VPN connection, connecting and disconnecting from the VPN is easy.
Access the VPN Settings Window
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap More > VPN. The VPN settings window appears.
Connect to a VPN
1. From the VPN setting window, tap the VPN that you want to connect to. 2. When prompted, enter your login credentials, and then tap Connect. Settings
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You will connect to the selected VPN. l When you are connected, a VPN connected icon appears in the status bar.
3. Open the Web browser to access resources such as intranet sites on your corporate network.
Disconnect from a VPN
1. Pull down the status bar to open the notification panel. 2. Tap the VPN connection to return to the VPN settings window. 3. Tap the VPN connection to disconnect from it. Your phone disconnects from the VPN.
l When your phone has disconnected from the VPN, you will see a VPN disconnected icon in the notification area of the status bar.
Default SMS App Settings
If you have multiple messaging apps installed on your phone, you can choose the app your phone uses for messaging. The app you select here will be used when you choose Messaging in other apps, such as when sharing items like pictures or video.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap More > Default SMS app.
3. Choose a messaging app. The default messaging app is set.
Note: If you choose a default messaging app other than Messenger (for example, Google Hangouts), you will not be able to use the standard Messenger app unless you restore it as the default messaging app.
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Bluetooth Tethering
Bluetooth tethering allows you to share your phone's mobile data connection with other devices via Bluetooth.
1. Pair your phone with the target device via Bluetooth. See Pair Bluetooth Devices.
2. Set the target device to obtain data connection via Bluetooth.
3. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> More.
4. Tap Bluetooth tethering to turn it on.
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Personal Settings
The following topics outline the personal settings options available on your phone, including sounds, display, security, and more.
Display Settings
Use the phone's display settings menu to adjust items such as wallpaper, brightness, screen timeout, and more.
Display Settings Overview
The display settings menu allows you to configure the following options:
Display Setting
Description
Brightness level
Set the screen brightness
Adaptive brightness
Set whether to automatically adjust the screen brightness for available light
Wallpaper
Set wallpaper
Auto-rotate screen
Set whether to allow the screen to rotate the display with the phone orientation, where applicable
Sleep
Set a screen timeout duration
Note: Longer durations discharge the battery more quickly.
Daydream
Manage the screensaver of colors or photos
Font size
Set font size for display
Pulse notification light
Set whether to flash the LED indicator to notify you of missed calls, new messages, and other events
Accelerometer Calibration
Calibrate the phone's accelerometer when you detect any error during use
Navigation key light
duration
Control the back light duration of Home
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Access Display Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Display.
3. Set your display options.
Your display settings are saved and applied.
Sound and Notification Settings
The sound & notification settings menu lets you control your phone’s audio, from ringtones and alerts to tap tones and notifications.
Sound & Notification Settings Overview
The sound & notification settings menu allows you to configure the following options:
Sound Setting
Description
Volume
Set volume for media, alarms, ringtones, and notifications
Do not disturb
Set silence and interruption rules. See Do Not Disturb Mode
Phone ringtone Set your phone’s default ringtone
Default notification ringtone Set the default tone for phone notifications
Vibrate pattern
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Description
Other sounds
Manage system sounds including dial pad tones, screen lock sounds, charging sounds, touch sounds, vibration on touch, and emergency tone
Notification mode
Select the sound and vibration mode of notification
Silent power-on/off
Set whether to silence to power-on and power-off sounds
When device is locked
Set the appearance of notification content on the lock screen
App notifications
Set the notification appearance for each app. You can allow an app to show notification in priority mode, slide notifications on the current screen, hide sensitive content on the lock screen, or block all notifications from an app completely
Notification access
Manage the authority of individual apps to access notifications
Do not disturb access
Manage the authority of individual apps to access Do Not Disturb
Access Sound Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Sound & notification.
3. Set your sound options.
Your sound settings are saved and applied.
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Security Settings
The Security settings menus let you set screen lock options, password visibility, administrator settings, credential storage options, and other advanced options.
Security Settings Overview
Many security settings are dependent on Screen lock settings. The following table outlines the settings available through the Security settings menu: Security Setting
Description
Screen lock
Protect your phone with a screen lock that you must input to use the phone
Make pattern visible
Show the pattern as you draw it (this option available when a "pattern" screen lock is set)
Automatically lock
Set the time needed for the screen lock protection to be activated after the screen turns off
Note: This option is available when pattern, PIN or password is set as the screen lock.
Power button instantly locks Set whether to activate lock protection immediately when you press the Power/Lock key
Note: This option is available when pattern, PIN or password is set as the screen lock.
Lock screen message
Set the text that you may display on the lock screen
Smart Lock
Keep the phone unlocked when connected to trusted devices, in trusted places, unlocked by trusted faces or voices, or as long as you keep holding or carrying the device
Note: You need to sign in to your Google Account on the phone to use this feature.
Encrypt phone Encrypt all data on your phone. This feature is enabled by default and you can use it to further protect your phone while setting a screen lock by requiring your pattern, PIN, or password before the phone starts up. See Screen Lock
Make passwords visible
Toggle to show or hide passwords when entering form data
Device administrators
View or turn off device administrators
Unknown sources
Allow or deny installation of apps from sources other than the Google Play store app
Storage type
Check the credential storage type
Trusted credentials
Display trusted CA certificates
Install from SD card
Install certificates from the phone storage or an optional installed SD card
Clear credentials
Clear the credential storage and delete all certificates
Trust agents
View or deactivate trust agents
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Description
Screen pinning
Keep a screen of your choice in view, so that others cannot switch to other apps and access your personal information
Apps with usage access
Turn on or off some apps' access to your phone usage information
Access Security Settings
Before using any features that require location assistance, you must enable your phone’s location services.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Security.
The Security settings menu opens.
3. Set your security options.
Your security settings are applied and saved. Screen Lock Settings
The screen lock settings let you set your method for unlocking your phone, customize lock screen options, and enter your owner information to be displayed on the lock screen.
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Screen Lock
You can increase the security of your phone by creating a screen lock. When enabled, you have to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen, enter the correct PIN, or enter the correct password to unlock the phone’s control keys, buttons, and touchscreen.
In order from least secure to most secure, the available screen lock options are:
n None
n Long press
n Pattern
n PIN
n Password
Important: To protect your phone and data from unauthorized access, it is recommended that you use the highest security level available (Password protection). It is also recommended you frequently change your password to ensure the safety of your phone and personal data.
Access Screen Lock Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Security > Screen lock.
The Screen lock settings menu opens.
Use Long Press to Unlock the Screen
n From the Screen lock menu, tap Long press to save the setting. The screen lock is set.
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Use a Screen Unlock Pattern
1. From the Screen lock menu, tap Pattern. 2. Choose whether you want to further protect your phone with the screen lock before it starts up, and then tap Continue.
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3. Draw the screen unlock pattern by connecting at least four dots in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal direction. Lift your finger from the screen when finished.
The phone records the pattern. 4. Tap Continue.
5. When prompted, draw the screen unlock pattern again, and then tap Confirm. The screen unlock pattern is saved.
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6. Choose how to show notifications on the lock screen and then tap Done.
The screen lock is set.
l If you fail to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.
Note: Turn off the Make pattern visible switch if you do not want the unlock pattern to display on the screen when you unlock it.
Note: To change your unlock screen pattern, from home, tap Apps > Screen lock.
> Settings
> Security
Use a Screen Unlock PIN
1. From the Screen lock menu, tap PIN. 2. Choose whether you want to further protect your phone with the screen lock before it starts up, and then tap Continue.
3. Enter a PIN, tap Continue, re-enter your PIN, and tap OK to save the setting.
The screen lock is set.
l If you fail to enter the correct PIN after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.
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Use a Screen Unlock Password
1. From the Screen lock menu, tap Password. 2. Choose whether you want to further protect your phone with the screen lock before it starts up, and then tap Continue.
3. Enter a password, tap Continue, re-enter your password, and tap OK to save the setting.
The screen lock is set.
l If you fail to enter the correct password after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.
Important: To protect your phone and data from unauthorized access, it is recommended that you use the screen unlock password (highest security). It is also recommended that you frequently change your password to ensure the safety of your phone and personal data.
Disable the Screen Lock
Follow the instructions below to turn off your current screen lock.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Security. The Security settings menu opens.
2. Tap Screen lock.
3. Draw your unlock screen pattern, enter your PIN, or enter your password.
4. Tap None.
The screen lock is disabled.
Note: If you fail to enter the correct password after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.
Navigation Key Setting
The Navigation key setting menu allows you to exchange the positions of the Back key and the Recent Apps key.
To swap the positions of the two keys:
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Navigation key.
2. Tap an option.
Date and Time Settings
Use the date & time settings menu either to automatically use the network-provided date and time or manually set these values, as well as select a time format.
Date and Time Overview
The following date and time options may be configured: Date and Time Option
Description
Automatic date & time
Set the date and time automatically via the connected mobile network
Automatic time zone
Set the time zone automatically via the connected mobile network
Set date
Set the date manually (only available when Automatic date & time option is disabled)
Set time
Set the time manually (only available when Automatic date & time option is disabled)
Select time zone
Set the time zone manually (only when Automatic time zone is disabled)
Use 24-hour format
Enable or disable 24-hour format
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Access Date and Time Options
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Date & time.
3. Set available date and time options.
Your date and time settings are applied and saved.
Language & Input Settings
Your phone’s language & input settings let you select a language for the phone’s menus and keyboards, select and configure keyboard settings, configure speech input and output settings, and set your phone’s mouse/trackpad options.
Language & Input Settings Overview
You can set the following options in the Language & input settings menu: Language and Input
Setting
Description
Language
Set the language for your keyboards and menus
Spell checker
Turn on or off the feature and configure Google Spell Checker options to check for spelling errors when entering text
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Setting
Description
Personal dictionary
Add words to a personal phone dictionary to improve word suggestion and spell check when entering text
Current Keyboard
Set the default method for entering text and enable/disable installed input methods
Google Keyboard
Set Google Keyboard options
TouchPal Keyboard
Set TouchPal keyboard options
Google voice typing
Set options for Google Voice text entry
Text-to-speech output
Set text-to-speech options
Pointer speed
Set the speed of the pointer for a mouse/trackpad
Access Language and Input Setting Options
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Language & input.
The Language and input settings menu opens.
3. Set options.
The language and input settings are applied and saved.
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Language and Input Options
Some of the language and input options are detailed below.
n Set the Display Language: From the Language & input settings menu, tap Language and then tap a language to assign it.
n Set Input Method: From the Language & input setting menu, tap Current Keyboard and then tap an input method.
n Enable Voice Input: From the Language & input settings menu, tap Current Keyboard > Choose keyboards and toggle the Google voice typing option on or off.
n Set Google Keyboard Options: From the Language & input settings menu, tap Google
Keyboard and configure your keyboard options.
n Set Output for Text-to-Speech Output: From the Language & input settings menu, tap Textto-speech output, tap a settings option, and follow the onscreen instructions.
n Set Speed of Pointer for Mouse/Trackpad: From the Language & input settings menu, tap Pointer speed, drag the bar to adjust the speed, and tap OK.
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Device Settings
The following topics cover your phone’s device settings, including location privacy and access, storage, apps, and backup and reset options.
Location Settings
Your Location settings menu lets you select how your phone determines its location (using the wireless networks, GPS satellites, both, or neither). Location Settings Overview
Your Location settings menu allows you to configure the following options. Location Setting
Description
Mode
Select a locating method: High accuracy, Battery saving, or Device only
Recent location requests
Check the applications that recently used location services
Location services
Manage installed location services such as Qualcomm® IZat™ hardware accelerated location and Google Location History
Enable Location Services
Before using any features that require location assistance, you must enable your phone’s location services.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Location.
3. Tap the location switch to toggle Location services on or off. Your phone’s location services are enabled or disabled.
l If you see a confirmation, follow the onscreen instructions to connect.
Access Location Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Location. 3. Configure the desired settings. Your location settings are applied and saved.
Storage Settings
The storage settings menu lets you manage internal storage on your phone and provides choices for an optional SD card (not included).
Storage Settings Overview
The storage settings menu allows you to configure the following options:
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Storage Setting
Description
Save location
Set the default location for new data, such as files downloaded, photos captured, and voice recorded
Device storage
View the available device storages (such as the phone storage) and manage their spaces and use
Portable storage
View the available portable storages (such as an SD card) and manage their spaces and use
Access Storage Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Storage.
3. Tap an item and configure the settings you need.
Battery Settings
Monitor your phone’s battery usage through this settings menu. View which functions are consuming your battery’s charge and at what percentage. You can also use the Battery saver or optimize apps to improve battery life.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Battery.
3. Tap items to view details. Check your battery condition and access additional options.
Apps Settings
Check installed applications. Applications Settings Overview
Touch an installed application in the Apps settings menu to see its information and access options that may include the following.
Apps Setting
Description
Force stop
Stop the application
Uninstall
Uninstall the application
Disable/Enable
Disable or enable the application
Storage
Check the storage information and clear app data or cache
Data usage
Check how much data has been used by the app during the time cycle and restrict background data for the app
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Apps Setting
Description
Permissions
Check or change the app permissions
Notifications
Manage the app notifications in the notification panel and the lock screen. You can set the priority, sensitivity, and more
Open by default
Check the app's supported links and set whether to open the links in the app, and clear the app's defaults
Battery
Check the battery use details of the app since last full charge
Memory
Check how much memory has been used by the app
Access Applications Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Apps.
3. Tap an app to configure its options.
Memory Settings
Monitor the average memory use and performance of your phone.
To access memory setting:
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Memory.
3. Tap the time duration to check average memory use during that time.
l To check the memory use breakdown by apps, touch Memory used by apps.
Users Settings
The Users settings allow you share your phone with others by creating up to three additional user accounts. Each user has their own storage space, wallpaper, screen lock and so on.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
.
2. Tap Users.
3. Manage your user settings as needed.
User Settings Operations
n Set up a New User: In the Users screen, tap Add user > OK > Set up now and follow the prompts on the screen.
n Delete a User: In the User screen, tap Settings
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Note: A Guest account is available by default in case anyone needs to use your phone temporarily. This user account cannot be deleted.
Note: When other users is finished using your phone, he or she can tap Menu > Delete <user
name> from this device in the User screen to delete the account and related data from your phone.
n Manage Users' Authority to Use Phone Call and Messaging: In the Users screen, tap next to the user and tap Turn on phone calls & SMS.
n Switch Users: In the Users screen, tap the user name you want to switch to.
Note: You can switch users in the quick settings menu. Pull down the status bar to display the notifications panel. Then tap and tap the user icon at the top right to select users.
Connect to PC Settings
The Connect to PC settings menu lets you select the USB connection type between your phone and PC. For more information, see Transfer Files between Your Phone and a Computer.
Access Connect to PC Settings
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Connect to PC.
2. Tap one USB connection type.
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Note: Uncheck Don't ask me again to be prompted to select a connection type each time you connect the phone to a PC.
Backup & Reset
Your phone’s Backup & reset menu lets you back up your phone’s data and settings to Google servers before resetting your phone to the original factory settings. The Factory data reset erases all data from the phone’s application storage, including:
n Your Google Account
n All other email and social networking accounts
n System and application data and settings
n Downloaded applications
Backup and Reset Overview
The following options are available in the Back up and reset menu: Backup and Reset Option
Description
Back up my data
Enable backup for application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers
Backup account
Select the account used to back up data
Automatic restore
When reinstalling an application, backed up settings and data will be restored
Network settings reset
Reset Wi-Fi, mobile data, and Bluetooth settings
Factory data reset
Reset all settings and delete all data on phone
n Performing a factory data reset erases all data on the phone. It is recommended that you back up important data before performing a factory data reset.
n Erased information cannot be restored. Only erase data after you are sure you have saved everything you need.
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Access Backup and Reset Options
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Backup & reset.
The Backup & reset menu opens.
3. Set options.
The backup and reset settings are applied and saved.
l If you’re performing a Factory data reset, follow the prompts to confirm the data removal. The phone will erase all data and reboot.
Factory Data Reset
Tip: Before performing a factory data reset on your phone, you may want to unmount an installed SD memory card to avoid losing any data you may have stored on it. From home, tap Apps Settings
Settings
> Storage and tap Unmount
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1. From the Backup & reset menu, tap Factory data reset. 2. Read the factory data reset information page and tap Reset phone. 3. Tap Erase everything. Your phone will power down and reset itself, which may take up to 10 minutes.
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Accounts
The Accounts settings menu lets you add and manage all your email, social networking, and picture and video sharing accounts.
Set Up a New Account
You can sign in to your existing accounts on your phone. Some types of accounts (such as Google account) also allow you to create a new account right on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Accounts > Add account.
An Add an account window appears.
3. Tap an account type and then follow the onscreen instructions to add the required account information.
The account is added to the accounts list.
Manage Existing Accounts
You can manage existing accounts on your phone by setting synchronization, notification, and other options.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap an account type displayed below Accounts. 3. Tap an account in the category.
The account settings menu appears.
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4. Select your account settings.
The account options are updated.
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System Settings
The following topics detail your phone’s system settings options, including accessibility settings, printing, activation, system update, and device information.
Accessibility Settings
The accessibility menu lets you enable and manage accessibility-related applications.
Accessibility Settings Overview
The following accessibility options may be configured: Accessibility Option
Description
TalkBack
Set the TalkBack service to help blind or low-vision users access the phone
Switch Access
Set Switch Access to allow you to control the phone using configurable key combinations
Magnification gestures
Set whether to allow zooming in and out the screen content by tripletapping the screen
Large text
Set whether to enlarge the text on the screen
High contrast text
Set whether to display onscreen text with higher contrast
Color inversion
Set whether to display screen content with its colors inverted
Color correction
Set whether to correct color on the screen for color-blind users
Text-to-speech output
Set text-to-speech options
Notification reminder
Set whether to remind you of notifications
Captions
Set the language, text size, and style for the captions
Audio Type
Set the type of the phone's audio output
Sound Balance
Set the sound volume balance
Physical key vibrating
Set whether to let the phone vibrate when you press the physical buttons (the Power/Lock key and the Volume keys)
Touch & hold delay
Adjust the delay required for the phone to notice your "touch & hold" gesture (for example, when you want to move an app to the home screen)
Power button ends call
When enabled, you can press the Power/Lock key to end phone calls without turning the screen off
Speak passwords
Get spoken feedback while typing passwords
Accessibility shortcut
When this feature is enabled, you can quickly enable accessibility features following the steps prompted on the Accessibility shortcut screen
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Access Accessibility Options
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap Accessibility.
3. Set available accessibility options.
Your accessibility settings are applied and saved.
Printing
The Printing menu lets you configure Google's Cloud Print service. You can connect your printer to your Google Account and then add the printer on your phone in the Printing menu. After that, you can send documents, pictures, emails, or Web pages from your phone to the printer wirelessly and have them printed out.
Connect Your Printer to Your Google Account
How you connect your printer to your Google Account depends on the type of your printer.
For traditional printers, follow the steps below.
1. Connect the printer to your computer and install necessary software so that the printer is ready for printing.
2. Open the Chrome Web browser on the computer and go to the Settings page.
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3. Click Add printers and follow the prompts to add the printer to your Google Account. You need to sign in to your Google Account in Chrome.
For Cloud Ready Printers, you can connect it to the Internet and register it to your Google Account directly without using a computer.
Use Cloud Print on Your Phone
To use Google Cloud Print on your phone, you must sign in to your Google Account.
If you haven't added a printer on the phone or haven't turned on the Cloud Print feature, tap Apps > Settings > Printing > Cloud Print from home to enable this function or add a printer registered to your Google Account.
1. Open a file on the phone and select the option for print. For example, open an image with the Gallery app and tap Menu > Print.
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2. Select a printer you have added to the phone or tap away.
> All printers… to add a printer right 3. Configure other print job options, such as number of copies, color, and paper size.
4. Touch Print to send the print job wireless to your printer through Google Servers.
Note: Instead of selecting a printer, you can also choose to save the file to Google Drive or as a PDF file.
System Updates
The System updates menu lets you update your PRL (preferred roaming list), your user profile, your Android software, and your phone firmware.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
.
2. Tap System updates and select an option and follow the prompts to complete the update.
l For complete system update information, see Update Your Phone.
About Phone
The about phone menu lets you access important phone and legal information.
About Phone Overview
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Status
Description
Check your phone’s status
n Battery status and level
n Brand of the network
n SIM card status (network, signal strength, mobile network type, service state, roaming, mobile network state, and phone number) n IMEI information (MIN, PRL version, ESN, MEID, IMEI, IMEI SV, IMSI, and ICCID) n IP address n Wi-Fi MAC address n Bluetooth address n Serial number
n Up time Legal information
Check open source license information, Google legal document, warranty, etc.
4G settings
Check the 4G LTE network provider and your IP address
Model number
Check the phone’s model number
Android version
Check the Android version number
Android security patch level Check the Android security patch level
Baseband version
Check the phone’s baseband version
Kernel version
Check the phone’s kernel version
SW Version
Check the current phone software version
HW Version
Check the current phone hardware version
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Access About Phone Options
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
. 2. Tap About phone.
3. Select or view available options.
Your phone information is displayed.
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Getting Help
The topics in this section will cover troubleshooting tips, phone specifications, and how to contact Boost Mobile and manage your wireless service.
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The following topics address areas of support for your phone, including troubleshooting, specifications, account information, warranty information, and customer service contact information.
Troubleshooting
Check the questions and answers below for troubleshooting solutions for common phone issues.
Check Here First
Problem: Phone freezes/operation is unstable.
Solution: Turn the phone on again. If you are unable to turn the phone off, remove and replace the Battery, and then turn the phone on again. Data that was being edited is erased after your phone is powered on again.
Problem: Operation is unstable after a new application was installed.
Solution: The newly installed application may be the cause. Uninstall the application in Safe mode. See Uninstall an App. To turn the phone on in Safe mode:
l Press and hold the Power/Lock key > touch and hold Power off, read the disclaimer for safe mode, and then tap OK.
o After turning the phone on in Safe mode, "Safe Mode" appears at lower left.
o After restarting in Safe mode, your phone can be powered on as usual.
o Before turning the phone on in Safe mode, it is recommended that you back up important data.
o By powering the phone on in Safe mode, added widgets may not be correctly displayed.
Problem: Cannot use phone, mail, or Internet.
Solution 1: Check whether you are where signal is weak or out of service area.
Solution 2: Power the phone on again.
Solution 3: Is the phone in Airplane mode? To check that Airplane mode is canceled:
l From home, tap Apps > Settings > More and touch the Airplane mode slider.
Solution 4: Is data communication disabled? To check that data communication is enabled:
l From home, tap Apps slider.
> Settings > Mobile networks and touch the Data Enabled Solution 5: Is a disabled access point set? To reset to initial settings:
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l From home, tap Apps > Settings > Mobile networks > Access Point Names > Menu > Reset to default.
Problem: Battery level goes down quickly.
Solution: Are you where signal is weak or have been out of service area for a long period? Calling where signal is weak or being out of service area uses a lot of Battery.
Problem: Cannot install applications.
Solution: Applications cannot be installed with only a little free space on the phone or SD card. To check free space, see Storage Settings. Applications not supported by your phone cannot be installed.
Problem: Cannot unlock screen.
Solution: Power the phone on again. If you are unable to turn the phone off, remove and replace the Battery, and then power the phone on again. Data that was being edited is erased after the phone is powered on again.
Specifications
The following tables list your phone’s and battery’s specifications.
Phone Specifications
Item
Weight
Description
Handset alone: Approx. 118 g
Battery installed: Approx. 155 g
Continuous Talk Time
3G: Approx. 17 hours
Continuous Standby Time
4G: Approx. 207 hours
3G: Approx. 400 hours
Charging Time
Approx. 233 minutes
Dimensions
Approx. 145.5 x 72.0 x 10.0 mm
Maximum Output
4G: 0.031 W
3G: 0.110 W
Communication Speed
4G: Up to 150 Mbps downlink/up to 50 Mbps uplink
(theoretical speeds, actual speeds dependent on the network)
Battery Specifications
Item
Description
Voltage
3.8 V
Type
Lithium-ion
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Item
Description
Capacity
Typical: 2115 mAh
Rated: 2035 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 69 x 48 x 4.81 mm
Boost Account Information and Help
Find out about managing your account online and on your phone, buying additional minutes for your plan, and getting help.
For more information about your Boost Mobile account, as well as other Boost Mobile services, visit us at: boostmobile.com.
Manage Your Account
Access information about your account. You can:
n Check your minutes.
n Re-Boost® (add money to your account).
n Change plans.
n And more.
From Your Phone
Access account information and other self-service tools from Boost Zone.
n From home, tap Apps > Boost Zone .
You can also dial directly for access to certain information:
n Dial (#BAL) to check account balance. n Dial (#ADD) to make a payment. n Dial to launch Boost Zone or call Boost Customer Care (depending on your Settings) to get answers to other questions. From Your Computer
n Visit boostmobile.com, click My Account, and log in with your wireless phone number and account PIN.
From Any Other Phone
n Boost Customer Care: 1-888-BOOST-4U (1-888-266-7848). Getting Help
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Re-Boost
Boost Mobile makes it easy to add money to your account. You decide exactly how and where you want to pay. Keep your account active by using your phone and adding money to your account.
Pay with Cash
Find an Authorized Re-Boost Retailer near you. Pick up a Re-Boost Card or recharge for as low as $10 at the register, where available.
Pay Anytime with a Credit/Debit Card
Dial (#ADD) to add money from your phone or visit My Account at boostmobile.com to do it online. Securely register your credit/debit card with Boost for more convenient one-time payments or to set up easy Auto Re-Boost payments.
Set Up Worry-Free Payments with Auto Re-Boost℠
It’s the easiest way to make sure your account stays on and active. Use a credit card, debit card or bank account—whatever’s best for you.
Visit boostmobile.com/reboost to get the details on all your Re-Boost options.
Copyright Information
©2017 Boost Worldwide, Inc. All rights reserved. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.
ZTE and the ZTE logos are trademarks of the ZTE Corporation.
Google and Android are trademarks of Google, Inc.
The Bluetooth® trademark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such trademarks by ZTE Corporation is under license.
microSDHC logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Used with permission.
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Index
3
3-way Calling 87
A
About Phone 252
Accessibility Settings 248
Accessory Port 4
Account
Set up new 246
Accounts
Manage 246
Settings 246
Activation and Service 24
Airplane Mode 37, 215
Alarm 184
Answer a Call 74
Applications 32
Launch 32
Apps
Find and install 47
Request refunds 49
Uninstall 50
Update 49
Apps List 32
Apps Settings 238
Auto Rotate Screen 221
B
Back Key 4
Back Up Phone 243
Basic Operations 27
Battery
Charge 6
Insert 4
Remove 6
Settings 237
Battery Use 4
Blueooth
Pair Devices 151
Bluetooth 150
Connect 153
Information 150
Receive information 156
Send information 154
Settings 208
Share pictures and videos 168
Index
Tethering 220
Turn on or off 150
Bookmark 134
Boost
Account information and help 258
Manage account 258
Re-Boost 259
Browser 132
Bookmark 134
History 135
Launch connection 132
Settings 136
Tabs 136
C
Calculator 182
Calendar 173
Add event 173
Sync 176
Sync Exchange ActiveSync calendar 178
View events 176
Call Log
Make call from 80
Call Waiting 86
Caller ID Blocking 85
Camera
Set Functions 172
Settings 171
Switch Modes 171
Take a picture 160
Viewfinder 159
Camera and Video 159
Capture Screenshots 31
Car Kit
Connect 153
Change the Theme 65
Charger Port 4
Chrome 137
Clock 183
Additional Features 186
Alarm 184
Stopwatch 187
Timer 187
World Clock 186
Cloud Print 250
Conference Calling 87
Connect to PC Settings 242
Connections Settings 204
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Connectivity 142
Contacts 95
Add contact 95
Back Up 104
Delete 100
Edit 99
Import 102
Make call from 79
Save a phone number 97
Screen Layout 98
Share 101
View 97
Credentials 224
D
Data Usage Settings 213
Date and Time Settings 231
Default SMS App Settings 219
Device Administrators 224
Device Settings 235
Display Settings 221
Do Not Disturb Mode 36
Drag 22
E
Editing Text 43
Email 121
Add account 122
Add Exchange ActiveSync account 124
Delete account 128
Manage inbox 128
Send Gmail 112
Send message 125
Setup 122
Share pictures 166
View and reply 126
Emergency Numbers 72
Encrypt Device 224
Enhanced 9-1-1 (E 9-1-1) 73
Enter Text 37
Entertainment and Activities 188
Exchange ActiveSync
Add account 124
Features 130
Extended Home Screen 59
F
Facebook 138
Install app 138
Share pictures and videos 169
Use 139
Index
Factory Data Reset 244
File Manager 187
Files
Transfer between phone and computer 142
Flash 4
Flick 23
Flickr
Share pictures 169
Folders 67
Font
Size 221
For Assistance 256
G
Gallery 162
View pictures and videos 162
Gmail 112
Archive threads 116
Create account 44
Delete threads 118
Labels 115
Mute threads 117
New messages 114
Read and reply 114
Read messages 114
Report spam 120
Search 118
Send message 112
Share pictures 166
Switch accounts 121
Google
Chrome 137
Create account 44
Hangouts 140
Voice search 181
Google Account 44
Add Another 120
Connect to printer 249
Sign in 46
Google Keyboard 38
Google Maps 179
Google Play
Find and install apps 47
Help 51
Play Music 188
Store 47
Google Play Music 188
Create Playlists 190
Screen Layout 189
Google Search 181
Google Voice Typing 43
GPS Satellites 235
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H
Hangouts 140
Headset
Connect 153
Headset Jack 4
Home Screen 58
Add Folders 67
Add Shortcuts 66
Add Widgets 67
Customize 64
Extended 59
Layout 58
Home Screen and Apps List 27
Hotspot 148
Settings 211
I
Import Contacts 102
In-Call Screen Layout and Operations 77
Incoming Call
Answer 74
Reject 76
Input Settings 232
Internet and Social Networking 132
K
Keyboard
Google keyboard 38
TouchPal 39
Touchscreen 37
L
Language 232
Language Settings 232
LinkedIn 140
Install app 140
Sign in 140
Location
GPS satellites 235
Wireless networks 235
Location Services 235
Lock Key 4
M
Memory Settings 239
Messaging 106
MMS
Options 110
Send messages 107
Index
Mobile Hotspot 148
Mobile Network Settings 209
More Settings 214
Multimedia Messaging
Share pictures and videos 167
Music
Create a playlist 194
Google Play Music 188
Manage playlists 194
Manage songs in a playlist 196
Set song as ringtone 197
Music Player 192
Listen to music 192
N
nano-SIM Card 8
Navigation Key Setting 230
Notification Icons 61
Notification Panel 62
Notifications 61
O
Optional Calling Services 85
P
Parts and Functions 3
Personal Settings 221
Phone
Dialer 70
Phone App Settings 89
Phone Calls
Answer 73
Emergency numbers 72
Using Call Log 80
Using contacts 79
Using phone keypad 70
Phone Calls and Voicemail 70
Phone Layout (illustration) 3
Phone Number 34
Save to contacts 97
Phone Settings Menu 29
Phone Status 252
Phone Update
Firmware 52
PRL 56
Profile 56
Pictures
Crop 165
Edit 164
Rotate 164
Share via Bluetooth 168
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Share via email 166
Share via Facebook 169
Share via Flickr 169
Share via messaging 167
Take with camera 160
View 162
Pinch 24
Place and Answer Calls 70
Play Music 188
Play Store 47
Find and install apps 47
Playback Screen 193
Portrait and Landscape Screen Orientation 30
Power Key 4
Power Off 21
Power On 20
Printer
Connect to Google account 249
Printing 249
PRL Update 56
Productivity 173
R
Reject Incoming Call 76
Reset Phone 244
Ringtone 222
Rotate 23
S
Save a Phone Number 97
Screen Lock 226
Disable 230
Screen Rotation 221
Screen Timeout 221
Screen Unlock
Motion 226
Swipe 226
Screen Unlock Password 230
Screen Unlock Pattern 227
Screen Unlock PIN 229
SD Card 9
Format 13
Insert 10
Remove 11
Unmount 10
Use as Internal Storage 14
Search
Google 181
Secure Credential Storage 217
Security Settings 224
Set Up Your Phone 3
Index
Settings
Overview 204
Setup Screens 25
Share
Contacts 101
Share Pictures and Videos 166
Silent/Vibration Mode 35
Slide 22
Sound and Notification Settings 222
Sound Recorder 198
Speaker 4
Specifications 257
Spread 24
Status Bar 60
Status Bar and Notification Panel 60
Status Icons 61
Stopwatch 187
Storage
Settings 236
Swipe 22
Synchronize
Exchange ActiveSync 130
System Settings 248
System Updates 251
T
Take Pictures and Record Videos 159
Tap 21
Tethering 149
Text and Multimedia Messaging 106
Text Editing 43
Text Entry 37
Text Messaging
Conversations 109
Draft messages 108
Notifications 108
Options 110
Send messages 106
Timer 187
Touch 21
Touch and Hold 22
TouchPal 39
Touchscreen
Keyboard 37
Turn off 52
Turn on 52
Troubleshooting 256
TTY Mode 92
Turn Device Off 21
Turn Device On 20
Twitter 139
Install app 139
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Tweet 139
Typing 37
Y
U
Update Your Android Operating System 55
Update Your Phone 52
Use the Touchscreen 21
Users Settings 240
Your Phone's Home Screen 58
Youtube
Post a video 201
View videos 200
YouTube 200
Share videos 170
Z
V
Video Camera
Record video 161
Videos
Record 161
Share via Bluetooth 168
Share via Facebook 169
Share via messaging 167
Share via YouTube 170
View 162
Visual Voicemail 81
Options 83
Review 82
Set up 82
Settings 84
Setup 81
Voice Search 181
Voice Typing 43
Voicemail 80
Display name 85
Greeting 85
Setup 81
Volume 222
Key 3
VPN 216
Add connection 218
Connect or disconnect 218
Prepare for connection 217
Secure credential storage 217
Zoom 24
W
Wallpaper 64, 221
Web
Launch connection 132
Wi-Fi 143
Disconnect 146
Settings 145, 205
Turn on and connect 143
Wi-Fi Direct 146
Widgets 67
World Clock 186
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