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ShoreTel IP Phone 485g
User Guide
March 2014
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Date: March 4, 2014
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Table of Contents
Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
About This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 1
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Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Overview of the ShoreTel IP Phone 485g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Your Phone’s Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Call Appearance Buttons and Programmable Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Soft Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Your Phone’s Backlight Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Reducing Glare on the Phone’s Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Headset Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Setting up Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Assigning Your Extension to the Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Logging in to the Voicemail System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Unassigning Your Extension from the Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operating Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Placing Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Answering Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Adjusting the Ring and Listening Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Turning off the Phone’s Ringer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Muting a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Guide to the Icons Displayed on Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using the Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Making a Call Using Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Accessing Speed Dial Numbers in the Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Finding Detailed Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the Intercom through Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Dialing a Voice Mailbox from Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the Call History Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Viewing a List of All Calls Placed, Received, or Missed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Placing a Call Using the History Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Using the Intercom through the History Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Deleting a Call from the History Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Interacting with Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Placing a Call on Hold or off Hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Answering and Switching Among Multiple Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diverting an Incoming Call to Voicemail or Another Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking and Unparking Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Picking up an Incoming Call for Another Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 2
Customizing Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Overview of Customizing Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Do Not Disturb (DND) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Call Forwarding Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Your Automatic Off-Hook Preference to Headset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Ringtone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Wallpaper Displayed on the Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Time Zone of Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling Handsfree Mode to Suppress Dial Tone for Off-Hook Headsets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Voicemail Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Logging in to the Voicemail System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Your Voicemail Greeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Your Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording a Personal Greeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Voicemail Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Message Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu of Message Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Shortcut Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to, Replaying, Saving, and Deleting Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forwarding a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replying to a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Making a Conference Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Join Feature to Conference Active Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Phone Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rebooting Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before You Start
The following sections provide an overview of this book:
About This Book.......................................................................................................... 4
Organization ......................................................................................................... 4
Conventions.......................................................................................................... 4
Related Documents .............................................................................................. 4
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About This Book
About This Book
This book is intended for those who use the ShoreTel IP Phone 485g. It describes the phone’s features
and how to use the phone.
Organization
This document is divided into the following chapters:

Chapter 1, Getting Started on page 5, provides an overview of the phone and describes how to set
up the phone and use it for common tasks.

Chapter 2, Customizing Your Phone on page 27, explains how to customize your phone through
features such as ring tones.

Chapter 3, Using Advanced Features on page 34, describes how to use the phone to perform
advanced tasks, such as making conference calls.

Chapter 4, Using Voicemail on page 38, describes how to use the voicemail system to listen to
messages and perform other tasks related to your voice mailbox.

Chapter 5, Troubleshooting on page 43, provides information about simple approaches to address
issues with your phone.
Conventions
The following typographical conventions are used in this document:
Font
Description
Bold
Keys that you press on the phone
Blue
Cross references with hyperlinks. Click the blue text to go to the indicated
section. All chapters have a list of section links on the first page.
Note: Table of Contents entries are also links, but they are not blue.
Related Documents
The following documents are also available:
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Wall Mount Installation describes how to mount the phone on a wall.

Quick Reference provides shortcuts for performing common tasks with the phone.

Quick Install Guide describes the ports on the back of the phone and how to adjust the tilt angle of
the phone when it is used on a desk.
ShoreTel Hardcopy Style and Template Guide
ShoreTel IP Phone 480/480g
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1.
Getting Started
This chapter provides an introduction to the ShoreTel IP Phone 485g. It contains the following
information:
Overview of the ShoreTel IP Phone 485g ................................................................... 7
Your Phone’s Display............................................................................................ 8
Call Appearance Buttons and Programmable Buttons ......................................... 9
Soft Keys .............................................................................................................. 9
Your Phone’s Backlight Operation ...................................................................... 10
Reducing Glare on the Phone’s Screen ............................................................. 10
Headset Compatibility......................................................................................... 10
Setting up Your Phone .............................................................................................. 10
Assigning Your Extension to the Phone.............................................................. 10
Logging in to the Voicemail System.................................................................... 11
Unassigning Your Extension from the Phone ..................................................... 11
Operating Your Phone............................................................................................... 11
Placing Calls ....................................................................................................... 12
Answering Calls .................................................................................................. 12
Adjusting the Ring and Listening Volume ........................................................... 14
Turning off the Phone’s Ringer ........................................................................... 14
Muting a Call....................................................................................................... 14
Guide to the Icons Displayed on Your Phone............................................................ 15
Using the Directory.................................................................................................... 17
Making a Call Using Directory ............................................................................ 17
Accessing Speed Dial Numbers in the Directory ................................................ 17
Using the Intercom through Directory ................................................................. 18
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Dialing a Voice Mailbox from Directory ............................................................... 19
Using the Call History Viewer ............................................................................. 19
Using the Call History Viewer.................................................................................... 19
Viewing a List of All Calls Placed, Received, or Missed ..................................... 20
Placing a Call Using the History Viewer ............................................................. 20
Using the Intercom through the History Viewer .................................................. 20
Deleting a Call from the History Viewer .............................................................. 21
Interacting with Calls ................................................................................................. 21
Placing a Call on Hold or off Hold....................................................................... 21
Answering and Switching Among Multiple Calls................................................. 22
Diverting an Incoming Call to Voicemail or Another Number.............................. 23
Transferring a Call .............................................................................................. 23
Answering and Switching Among Multiple Calls................................................. 22
Parking and Unparking Calls .............................................................................. 24
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Overview of the ShoreTel IP Phone 485g
Getting Started
Overview of the ShoreTel IP Phone 485g
Welcome to your ShoreTel™ IP phone!
Figure 1 provides an overview of the IP485g phone components. Figure 2 on page 8 shows the ports
on the back of the phone.
Handset with
finger rest
Display area
Programmable
call appearance buttons
Eight custom buttons with tri-color
LED indicators show active, incoming,
and on-hold calls. They can also be
configured as shared lines and speed
dial keys.
Indicator LED
Flashing light alerts
you to incoming calls
and unheard voice
messages.
Speaker
Delivers high-quality,
wideband sound
Soft Keys
Context-sensitive
functions defined in
display area
Navigation key
pad and
selector button
Select options in
the interface.
Dial Pad
Microphone
Audio Control Keys
Volume button controls handset,
headset, speaker, and ring volume.
Headset, Mute, and Speaker buttons
are illuminated when functions are
active.
Function Keys
Perform core telephony
functions: Voicemail,
Directory, History,
Transfer, Conference,
and Hold.
Figure 1: ShoreTel IP Phone 485g Components
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Your Phone’s Display
Handset Jack is
hearing aid compatible
USB Port
Headset Jack
Network and
Power Port
PC Port
Figure 2: Ports on the Back of the IP Phone 485g
Your Phone’s Display
The display screen on your ShoreTel IP phone shows your name, your extension, call appearance
buttons, programmed buttons, and other information. Figure 3 shows the elements on the phone
display screen.
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Call Appearance Buttons and Programmable Buttons
Getting Started
Voicemail
message
indicator
Missed call
indicator
Your
extension
Call
appearance
buttons
show active,
incoming, or
held calls
Programmable
buttons provide
custom functions
such as speed
dial or shared
lines.
Soft keys
Context-sensitive keys let you perform actions based
on the phone’s status and the call type.
Figure 3: Elements on the Display of the IP Phone 485g
Call Appearance Buttons and Programmable Buttons
Your phone features eight call appearance buttons that show incoming, active, or held calls. These
buttons can also be programmed to speed dial a number. For information about functions that your
ShoreTel administrator can configure for these programmable buttons, see Other Advanced Features
on page 37.
Soft Keys
Your phone includes five soft keys whose function changes depending on the state of your phone. For
example, if your phone is idle, the soft keys let you modify settings such as your or phone options. If
you have an active call, you can use the soft keys to do such things as hang up, park the call, or join
the call with another call to create a conference call. When the label on a soft key is underlined with a
dotted line, you can press the selector button on the navigation key pad to perform the function
identified on that soft key.
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Your Phone’s Backlight Operation
Your Phone’s Backlight Operation
To save power, the backlight on your phone’s screen dims after a certain amount of time if the phone is
not in use. After hours and when the phone has not been used for a certain length of time, the phone
display goes completely dark.
The phone screen automatically returns to partial brightness at the start of business hours. At any
time, if you press a button on the phone or the phone receives an incoming call, the phone screen
returns to full brightness.
Reducing Glare on the Phone’s Screen
To reduce glare on your phone’s display screen, you can adjust the tilt angle of the stand on the back
of your phone. Detailed instructions are provided in the Quick Install Guide packaged with your phone.
Headset Compatibility
Plantronics CS5xx and Savi 7xx wireless headsets are compatible with the ShoreTel 400-Series IP
phones.
Plantronics wired headsets require that a Plantronics #27190-01 adapter cable be used.
Setting up Your Phone
To use all the functions of your ShoreTel IP phone, your phone needs to be assigned to you and you
need to know your password for the voicemail system. You can determine if your phone is assigned to
you as follows:

If the phone displays your name and extension, your ShoreTel administrator has already assigned
your phone to you, and you do not need to assign your extension to your phone. In this state, you
can receive calls, make calls, and check for new messages using voicemail.

If the phone displays “Available”, use the procedure in Assigning Your Extension to the Phone to
assign your extension to your phone. Until your phone is assigned, you cannot receive or place
calls.
With the appropriate permissions (set by your ShoreTel administrator), you can log in to any ShoreTel
IP phone in the ShoreTel system to assign your extension to that phone.
Assigning Your Extension to the Phone
If your phone displays “Available” and the Assign user window, use this procedure to assign your
extension to your phone.
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Logging in to the Voicemail System
Getting Started
Note
If the phone is not assigned to a user but the Assign user screen is not displayed, press the first
soft key to display it.
1. Enter the phone number that your ShoreTel administrator provided, and then press the Next soft
key.
2. Enter the voicemail password that your ShoreTel administrator provided, and then press the OK
soft key.
Your phone displays your name and extension.
Logging in to the Voicemail System
If you are a new user in the ShoreTel system, you need to log in to the voicemail system to record your
name and personal greeting. For details, see Logging in to Voicemail from Your Phone on page 39.
Unassigning Your Extension from the Phone
If you share a phone with others (for example, if you’re a mobile worker who shares an office) or if you
are using a phone temporarily for some other reason, you should unassign your extension when you
are finished using the phone. You can do this through the Options menu.
1. Press the Options soft key.
The Options menu opens.
2. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Unassign user option.
3. With the Unassign user option highlighted, press the Unassign soft key.
4. At the prompt, press the Unassign soft key again.
Your extension is unassigned from the phone.
Operating Your Phone
This section provides an overview of the following basic phone tasks:

Placing calls

Answering calls

Sending an incoming call to voicemail

Adjusting the ring and listening volume

Turning off the phone’s ringer

Muting a call

Changing automatic off-hook preference
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Placing Calls
Placing Calls
To place a call, you can use the handset, the speakerphone, or a headset.
Using the Handset to Place a Call
1. To place a call, pick up the handset and dial a phone number.
2. To end the call, hang up the handset.
Using the Speakerphone to Place a Call
1. To place a call using the speakerphone, press the
The LED in the
button lights green, and the call is dialed.
2. To end the call, press the
The
button and dial a phone number.
button again.
button is no longer illuminated.
Using the Headset to Place a Call
1. To place a call using the headset, press the
The LED in the
button lights green, and the call is dialed.
2. To end the call, press the
The
button and dial a phone number.
button again.
button is no longer illuminated.
Answering Calls
Ring tones, a green flashing call appearance button, and the flashing red light in the top right corner of
your phone indicate an incoming call. If the information is available, the caller’s name and number
appear in an incoming call window on your display.
To answer a call, you can use the handset, the speakerphone, or a headset. Depending on how you
set your automatic off-hook preference, you can also answer a call through your speakerphone or
headset using either of the following methods:
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Press the blinking green call appearance button.

If the incoming call is shown in the focus window on your phone’s display, press the Answer soft
key.
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Answering Calls
Getting Started
For more information about handling multiple calls, see Answering and Switching Among Multiple
Calls on page 22.
Using the Handset to Answer a Call
1. To answer a call, pick up the handset when the phone rings.
2. To end a call, hang up the handset.
Using the Speakerphone to Answer a Call
1. To answer a call, do one of the following:

Press the

If your automatic off-hook preference is configured to use the speaker, press the blinking
green call appearance button or press the Answer soft key.
The LED in the
button.
button lights green.
2. To end the call, press the
The
button again.
button is no longer illuminated.
Using a Headset to Answer a Call
If you plan to use a headset to answer calls, see Changing Your Automatic Off-Hook Preference to
Headset on page 30 for instructions for how to designate your wireless or wired regular headset as
your default auto off-hook preference.
1. To answer a call using the headset, do one of the following:

If you use a wired headset, press the

If you use a wireless headset, go off-hook with your headset.

If your automatic off-hook preference is configured to use your headset, press the blinking
green call appearance button or press the Answer soft key. (If you use a wireless headset, the
phone then displays a message prompting you to press the off-hook button on your headset.)
The LED in the
button.
button lights green.
2. To end the call, do one of the following:

If you use a wired headset, press the

If you use a wireless headset, put your headset into the on-hook position.
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Adjusting the Ring and Listening Volume
The
button is no longer illuminated.
Adjusting the Ring and Listening Volume
To adjust the volume on your phone, use the
buttons. The volume settings for the ringer,
handset, speakerphone, and headset are independent, and you can set them as follows:

Adjust the volume of your phone’s ringer while the phone is on hook.

Adjust the handset listening volume while the handset is off hook.

Adjust the speakerphone volume when the

Adjust the headset listening volume when the
button’s LED is illuminated.
button’s LED is illuminated.
Note
When using a wireless headset, if you experience audio problems, ensure that your wireless
headset is configured according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Problems that might result
from improper configuration include the following:



You cannot hear a dial tone.
The volume for you or the other party is not loud enough.
You hear a buzzing or hissing sound.
Turning off the Phone’s Ringer
1. Press the Options soft key.
2. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Audible ringer option.
3. To turn off the ringer, use one of the following methods:

Press the Toggle soft key to change the ringer value from On to Off.

Press the selector button on the navigation key pad to toggle between On and Off.

Use the
key on the navigation key pad to change the value from On to Off.
4. Press the Exit soft key.
Muting a Call

To mute a call so that the caller doesn’t hear you, press the
The LED on the
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To unmute a call so that the caller can hear you, press
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The
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button is not illuminated when the mute is not active.
Guide to the Icons Displayed on Your Phone
Your ShoreTel IP Phone 485g displays icons for phone status and features. These icons are described
in the following tables:
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Title bar icons on the phone’s main screen are described in Table 1.

Call appearance button icons on the phone’s main screen are described in Table 2 on page 15.

History icons are described in Table 3 on page 16.
Table 1: Title Bar Icons on the Main Screen
Icon
Description
Call mode: Standard
Call mode: Do not disturb
Missed call
Voicemail message indicator
Table 2: Call Appearance Button Icons and LED Colors and Blink Patterns
Icon
LED Color and Blink
Pattern
Description
Orange, steady
Do not disturb
Off
Idle
Green, 1 second on/
1 second off
Incoming call
Green, steady
Dialing or off hook
Green, steady
Connected call
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Table 2: Call Appearance Button Icons and LED Colors and Blink Patterns (Continued)
Icon
LED Color and Blink
Pattern
Description
Green, steady
Connected conference call
Orange, .25 seconds on/ The call is on hold.
.25 seconds off
Off
Programmed button (left)
Off
Programmed button (right)
Off
Shared line extension
Red, steady
The shared line extension is in a connected call.
Table 3: Call History Icons
Icon
Description
Inbound call
Outgoing call
Missed call
Using Voicemail
To access your voicemail messages, press the Voicemail button.
For complete details about voicemail, see Chapter 4, Using Voicemail on page 38.
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Using the Directory
Getting Started
Using the Directory
You can use the Directory to quickly look up and dial a person’s extension. Through the Directory, you
can also access your speed dial numbers, dial a person’s voice mailbox, or use the intercom.
Making a Call Using Directory
1. Press the Directory button.
Tip
To close the directory, press the Directory button or press the Exit soft key.
2. Locate the name of the person you want to call using one of the following methods:

Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll through the directory list until the name of the
person you want to call is highlighted. (To scroll quickly, press and hold a navigation key.)

Dial the numbers that correspond with the first few letters in the person’s first or last name,
pressing a number key once for any letter on that key. For example, to find the name Smith,
dial the numbers 76484. You might need to press keys for only the first few letters of the
person’s name before the name is recognized. If the filtered list contains more than one name,
scroll through the list until the name of the person you want to call is highlighted.
Tip

To delete characters in the filter, press the Backspace soft key. Delete all the characters in the
filter to return to the full Directory list.
3. With the person’s name highlighted, dial the person’s number using one of the following methods:

Press the Dial soft key.

Press the selector button on the navigation keypad.

Press any idle call appearance button.

Pick up the handset to take the phone off hook.

Press the speaker button to take the phone off hook.

Press the headset button to take the phone off hook.
Accessing Speed Dial Numbers in the Directory
If you have configured speed dial numbers in the ShoreTel Portal, you can access these numbers
through the Directory.
1. Press the Directory button.
2. Press the Speed soft key.
Your configured speed dial numbers are displayed.
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3. Do one of the following:

Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll to the number you want to call.

Press the number of the entry in the speed dial list. (For example, press 2 to move to the
second entry, or press 15 to move to the 15th entry.)
4. With a person’s name highlighted, do one of the following:

To dial that person’s number, press the Dial soft key.

To contact that person through the intercom, press the Intercom soft key.
Note
Intercom is available only for internal extensions and only if your administrator has given you
Intercom permissions.
Finding Detailed Contact Information
1. Press the Directory button.
2. Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll to the name of the person for whom you want to find
contact information.
3. Press the Open soft key.
The person’s contact details are displayed.
4. To return to the main Directory screen, press the Back soft key.
Using the Intercom through Directory
If you have the proper permissions, you can use the Intercom for internal extensions.
1. Press the Directory button.
2. Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll to the name of the person you want to use the
intercom to contact. (To scroll quickly, press and hold a navigation key.)
3. Press the Open soft key.
The person’s contact details are displayed.
4. Press the Intercom soft key.
The phone initiates an intercom connection.
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Dialing a Voice Mailbox from Directory
Getting Started
Dialing a Voice Mailbox from Directory
1. Press the Directory button.
2. Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll to the name of the person whose voice mailbox you
want to call. (To scroll quickly, press and hold a navigation key.)
3. Press the Open soft key.
The person’s contact details are displayed.
4. Press the Dial VM soft key.
The phone calls the voice mailbox of the person you selected.
Using the Call History Viewer
The History viewer displays recent inbound, outbound and missed calls, with the most recent call listed
first. Each entry in the History list displays the caller’s name or number (if available) and the time or
date of the call. If no caller ID information is available for a particular number, the phone displays
“Caller ID Unknown.”
With the History viewer, you can view all calls, or you can filter to see only incoming (From), outgoing
(To), or missed calls. You can also dial directly from the History viewer or delete calls from your call
history.
Figure 4: Call History Viewer
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Viewing a List of All Calls Placed, Received, or Missed
1. Press the History button.
Tip
To close the History viewer, press the History button or the Exit soft key.
2. Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll through and review your call history. (To scroll
quickly, press and hold a navigation key.)
3. To filter the calls in your call history, do the following:
a. Press the More soft key.
b. Press the Filter soft key.
c. Use the
navigation key to scroll to one of the following options:

Select To to show all outbound calls.

Select From to show all inbound calls.

Select Missed to show all missed calls.
d. Press the OK soft key.
Placing a Call Using the History Viewer
1. Press the History button.
2. Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll through the History list until the name of the person
you want to call is highlighted. (To scroll quickly, press and hold a navigation key.)
3. With the name of the person you want to call highlighted, choose one of the following options to
dial the call:

Press the Dial soft key.

Press the selector button on the navigation keypad.

Press a call appearance button.

Pick up the handset to take the phone off hook.

Press the speaker button to take the phone off hook.

Press the headset button to take the phone off hook.
Using the Intercom through the History Viewer
If you have the proper permissions, you can use the Intercom for internal extensions.
1. Press the History button.
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Deleting a Call from the History Viewer
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2. Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll through the History list until the person you want to
contact through the intercom is highlighted.
3. Press the Intercom soft key.
The phone initiates an intercom connection.
Deleting a Call from the History Viewer
1. Press the History button.
2. Press the More soft key.
3. Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll through the History list until the call you want to
delete is highlighted.
4. Press the Delete soft key.
The call is removed from the History viewer.
Interacting with Calls
This section describes the following ways to interact with calls:

Placing a call on hold or off hold

Answering and switching among multiple calls

Diverting an incoming call to voicemail or another number

Transferring a call

Parking and unparking calls

Picking up an incoming call for another extension
Placing a Call on Hold or off Hold

To place an active call on hold, do either of the following:

Press the active call’s green call appearance button.

If the call is in focus (displayed in a window on the phone screen), press the Hold button.
The call appearance button for the held call blinks orange, the call focus window displays an
orange border, and a timer shows the length of time the call is on hold.

To take a call off hold, do either of the following:

Press the blinking orange call appearance button.

If the call is in focus (displayed in a window on the phone screen), press the Hold button.
The call is taken off hold, and the call appearance button associated with the call illuminates in
steady green.
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Answering and Switching Among Multiple Calls
If your phone is on hook while a call is on hold, you hear a reminder ring in 10 seconds and then at
one-minute intervals while any call remains on hold.
Answering and Switching Among Multiple Calls
With the appropriate permissions (set by your ShoreTel administrator), you can receive up to 16
incoming calls at once. You are alerted to an incoming call with one or more of the following indicators:

If you receive the call while you are on another call, you hear a beep on the call.

If you have an available call appearance button, the button blinks green and you see a window
with caller ID information for the incoming call. An arrow associates the window with the call
appearance button.

If all of your call appearance buttons are occupied by programmed buttons and active, incoming,
or held calls, the focus window for any additional calls displays caller ID information and identifies
the call as an “Off screen call,” and the call is not associated with a call appearance button.
Figure 5 on page 22 shows an off-screen call. When a call appearance button becomes available,
the oldest off-screen call becomes associated with the newly available call appearance button.
Figure 5: Focus Window Showing an Off-Screen Call
You can move among all on-screen and off-screen incoming, active, or held calls by pressing the
and
navigation keys to locate the call you want to answer or return to. Windows for active or
incoming calls have a green outline, and windows for held calls have an orange outline.
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Diverting an Incoming Call to Voicemail or Another Number
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To answer an incoming call that is associated with a call appearance button and put the current
active call on hold, do one of the following:

Press the green blinking call appearance button for the incoming call.

Press the Answer soft key.
To answer an incoming call that is off screen and put the current active call on hold, press the
Answer soft key.
Diverting an Incoming Call to Voicemail or Another Number
Whether your phone is idle or you are engaged in a call, you can send an incoming call to your voice
mailbox or to another number without answering it.
To send an incoming call to voicemail:

While the phone rings, do one of the following:

Press the Voicemail button.

Press the To VM soft key.

Press #.
The call is sent to your voice mailbox.
To transfer an incoming call to another number without answering the call:
1. While the phone rings, press the Transfer button.
2. Enter the number you want to transfer the call to.
The call is transferred to the designated number.
Transferring a Call
You can transfer a call in two ways:

In a blind transfer, you transfer the call without the other party first answering your call.

In a consultative transfer, you talk to the other party before completing the transfer.
Both types of transfer use a similar procedure.
To do a blind transfer:
1. While engaged in a call, press the Transfer button.
2. Dial the number you want to transfer the call to.
Tip
If you want to cancel the transfer, press the Cancel soft key or take the original call off hold.
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Parking and Unparking Calls
3. Do one of the following:

Press the Transfer button.

Press the Transfer soft key.

Hang up.
The call is transferred to the designated number.
To do a consultative transfer:
1. While engaged in a call, press the Transfer button.
2. Dial the number you want to transfer the call to, and press the Consult soft key.
Tip
If you want to cancel the transfer before the other party answers the call, press the Cancel soft
key or take the original call off hold.
3. After the other party answers the call, do one of the following:

To complete the transfer, press the Yes soft key.

To cancel the transfer, press the Cancel soft key.
Parking and Unparking Calls
You can park a connected call and later retrieve the call from any phone in the system by unparking it.
To park a call:
1. While the call is active, press the Park soft key.
2. Dial a four-digit code of your choice.
The call is parked.
To unpark a call from any extension:
1. Press the Unpark soft key.
2. Dial the four-digit code entered when the call was parked.
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If only one call has been parked using that code, the call is unparked and appears as an active
call.

If more than one call has been parked using that code, use the navigation keypad to select the
call you want to unpark. The call is then unparked and appears as an active call.
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Getting Started
Picking up an Incoming Call for Another Extension
With the appropriate permissions (set by your ShoreTel administrator), you can pick up a call that is
ringing on another extension.
1. If you want to answer a call coming in to another phone, press the Pickup soft key.
2. Dial the extension number for which you want to pick up an incoming call.
The call is now an active call on your extension.
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Customizing Your Phone
This chapter provides instructions for customizing your ShoreTel IP Phone 485g. It contains the
following information:
Overview of Customizing Your Phone....................................................................... 28
Using Do Not Disturb (DND) Mode ........................................................................... 28
Changing Call Forwarding Options ........................................................................... 28
Changing Your Automatic Off-Hook Preference to Headset ..................................... 30
Changing the Ringtone ............................................................................................. 31
Changing the Wallpaper Displayed on the Phone..................................................... 32
Changing the Time Zone of Your Phone ................................................................... 32
Enabling Handsfree Mode to Suppress Dial Tone for Off-Hook Headsets................ 33
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Overview of Customizing Your Phone
Overview of Customizing Your Phone
You can customize your phone by setting a variety of user options. This section explains how to
customize the following user options using your telephone’s interface:

Do Not Disturb mode

call forwarding options

automatic off-hook preference

ring tone

wallpaper

time zone

handsfree mode (suppressing dial tone for headset users)
You can also modify user options through the ShoreTel Portal at https://portal.shoretelsky.com. See the
ShoreTel Sky documentation for more information.
Using Do Not Disturb (DND) Mode
Pressing the DND soft key puts the phone into “Do Not Disturb” mode. When your phone is in DND
mode, any incoming calls for your number are handled according to the call-forwarding options you
have selected.
When you select DND, any unprogrammed call appearance buttons on your phone display the
icon and the call appearance LEDs for those buttons light up orange. If you have a button programmed
for a shared line on another phone, that phone will ring even if you have selected DND on your phone.
Changing Call Forwarding Options
1. Press the Options soft key.
The Options menu opens, and the Call forwarding option is highlighted.
2. With the Call forwarding option highlighted, press the Open soft key.
The call forwarding options are displayed.
3. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the call forwarding option for which you want to specify
settings, and then press the Edit soft key.
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Changing Call Forwarding Options
4. Set the options for Always, which specifies how to handle all calls received when this forwarding
option is active, by using the navigation keys to select from the following options:


Forward calls specifies when and where to forward calls:

On means that calls are forwarded to the Always destination you specify.

Off means that calls are not forwarded.

Vmail means that calls are forwarded to voicemail.
Always destination specifies the number that calls should be forwarded to when the On callforwarding option is selected.
5. Set the options for No answer, which specifies how to handle calls that you do not answer or that
the phone is not able to accept, by using the navigation keys to select from the following options:

Forward calls specifies when and where to forward calls when there is no answer:

On means that unanswered calls are forwarded to the No answer destination you
specify.

Off means that unanswered calls are not forwarded.

Vmail means that calls are forwarded to voicemail.

No answer destination specifies the number you want calls forwarded to when you do not
answer them.

Number of rings specifies the number of times the phone rings before the call is forwarded.
6. Set the options for No Service, which specifies how to handle incoming calls when the phone is
unplugged, by using the navigation keys to select from the following options:


Forward calls Specify the following options for forwarding calls:

On means that when the phone is unplugged, incoming calls are forwarded to the No
service destination you specify.

Off means that when the phone is unplugged, incoming calls are not forwarded.

Vmail means that calls are forwarded to voicemail.
No service destination specifies the number you want calls forwarded to when the phone is
unplugged.
7. After setting options, press the Back soft key, and then press the Back soft key again.
The changes are saved.
8. Press the Exit soft key.
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Changing Your Automatic Off-Hook Preference to Headset
Changing Your Automatic Off-Hook Preference to
Headset
If you frequently use a headset with your phone, you might want to designate your headset as the
audio path that is automatically activated when you place or receive calls. The speakerphone is
the default automatic off-hook preference.
1. Press the Options soft key.
The Options menu opens.
2. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Auto off-hook option, and use one of the following
methods to select Headset:

Press the Next value soft key to highlight Headset.

Use the
key on the navigation key pad to highlight Headset.
Headset is highlighted, indicating that your headset is your automatic off-hook preference.
(The option with black letters is the active option, as shown in Figure 6 on page 31.)
3. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Headset type option, and use one of the following
methods to select the type of headset you use:

Press the Next value soft key to toggle between Wired and Wireless.

Press the
key on the navigation key pad to select Wireless or the
key to select Wired.
The desired headset type is highlighted.
4. Press the Exit soft key.
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Changing the Ringtone
Figure 6: Active Options Are Indicated with Dark Text
Changing the Ringtone
1. Press the Options soft key.
The Options menu opens.
2. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Ringtone option.
3. Press the Edit soft key.
4. Press the
or
navigation keys to scroll through the various ringtones available, and preview
the ringtones as follows:

To hear the selected ringtone as it would sound for internal calls, press the Preview Internal
soft key.

To hear the selected ringtone as it would sound for external calls, press the Preview External
soft key.
5. When you have identified the ringtone that you want to use, highlight it and press the OK soft key.
6. Press the Exit soft key.
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Changing the Wallpaper Displayed on the Phone
Changing the Wallpaper Displayed on the Phone
1. Press the Options soft key.
The Options menu opens.
2. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Wallpaper option.
3. Press the Edit soft key.
4. Press the
or
navigation keys to scroll through the various wallpaper images, and view the
preview image on the right side of the screen.
5. When you have identified the wallpaper image you want to use, highlight it and press the OK soft
key.
6. Press the Exit soft key.
The wallpaper image you selected is displayed as the background on your phone screen.
Changing the Time Zone of Your Phone
By default, your phone uses the time zone specified by the voice switch that controls it. You can
override the default time zone to specify another time zone.
1. Press the Options soft key.
The Options menu opens.
2. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Time zone option.
3. Press the Edit soft key.
4. Press the
navigation key to scroll through the various time zones, and highlight the time zone
you want to use for your phone.
Note
The current time zone is indicated with a check mark.
5. Press the OK soft key.
6. Press the Exit soft key.
The time displayed on your phone screen matches the selected time zone.
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Enabling Handsfree Mode to Suppress Dial Tone for Off-Hook Headsets
To change the phone back to the default time zone:
1. Press the Options soft key.
The Options menu opens.
2. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Time zone option.
3. Press the Reset soft key.
4. Press the Exit soft key.
The time displayed on your phone screen matches the default time zone.
Enabling Handsfree Mode to Suppress Dial Tone for
Off-Hook Headsets
If you frequently use a headset, you might want to enable the Handsfree Mode so that you do not hear
the dial tone when you go off hook with your wired or wireless headset.
Note
Even with Handsfree Mode enabled, if you have unheard voicemail messages you hear a short stutter
tone.
1. Press the Options soft key.
The Options menu opens.
2. Press the
navigation key to scroll to the Handsfree mode option.
3. To enable handsfree mode, use one of the following methods:

Press the Toggle soft key to toggle the ringer value between Off to On.

Press the selector button on the navigation key pad to toggle between On and Off.

On the navigation key pad, press the
key to select On or the
key to select Off.
4. Press the Exit soft key.
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3.
Using Advanced Features
This chapter provides instructions for using the advanced features of the ShoreTel IP Phone 485g. It
contains the following information:
Making a Conference Call......................................................................................... 35
Using the Join Feature to Conference Active Calls................................................... 36
Paging ....................................................................................................................... 36
Other Advanced Features ......................................................................................... 37
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Making a Conference Call
Making a Conference Call
A conference call involves more than two parties connected in a call. The number of people you can
conference together in a call using your Conference button depends on your system configuration.
Contact your ShoreTel administrator for the details about your system’s conference capabilities.
You can set up a conference call using either of the following approaches:

In a blind conference call, you conference the people together without the other person first
answering your call.

In a consultative conference call, you talk to the person before adding that person to the
conference call.
To make a conference call:
1. Dial the extension of the first person you would like to include in the conference call, and consult
with that person.
2. Press the Conference button.
The call is put on hold.
Tip
Press Cancel soft key or the Hold button if you want to cancel the conference.
3. Dial the extension of the next person you would like to add to the conference call.
4. Optionally, after dialing the extension, you can quickly do one of the following:

Press the Conference soft key to initiate a blind conference call.

Press the Consult soft key or wait until the timeout ends to initiate a consultative conference.

If you have the necessary permissions, press the Intercom soft key to connect with the other
party through the intercom.
5. Do one of the following:

While the phone rings, proceed to the next step.

Wait for the person to answer, and consult with the person if necessary.
6. If you’ve initiated a consultative or Intercom conference, when prompted press the Yes soft key to
proceed with the conference.
A three-way conference call is established. Your phone displays the number of other participants
included in the conference call.
7. Repeat steps 1-6 for each additional person you want to include in the conference call.
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Using the Join Feature to Conference Active Calls
Tip
To see the names of the people included in the conference call, press the Show soft key. While
showing conference participants, to drop a party from the conference call, use the
or
navigation keys to scroll to that person’s name within this list. With the name highlighted, press the
Drop soft key. To return to the conference screen, press the Back soft key.
Using the Join Feature to Conference Active Calls
When you are engaged in an active call or a conference call, you can add another incoming or held
call to your conference call through the Join feature.

To add the call to an existing call or conference call, press the Join soft key.

If there is only one other call on the phone, the new call is automatically added to the held call
or conference call.

If more than one other call is on hold, the phone displays a list of calls you can join the active
call to. Use the navigation key pad to scroll to the call you want to join, and press the Join soft
key.

If the call in focus is a held call, when you press the Join soft key it joins the held call to the
active call.
Paging
If your phone and other phones at your site are configured for paging, you can use group paging to
simultaneously page all of the phones included in a list of extensions.
To use the paging function, your ShoreTel administrator must give you access and provide the paging
code.
To send a page:
1. Dial *74 plus the page code your ShoreTel administrator provided and wait for the confirmation
tone, and then begin speaking into the handset.
2. Hang up when you are finished.
Note
If you hear an error tone when you try to page, paging might not be configured at your site or you
might not have the necessary permissions to use paging. Contact your ShoreTel administrator for
assistance.
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Other Advanced Features
Other Advanced Features
Your ShoreTel administrator can assign a variety of features and permissions to you that you can
access through the programmable buttons on your phone. Some of these features are also available
through star codes.
Table 4 on page 37 describes these advanced features. These features are available only if your
ShoreTel administrator has configured your user profile with the necessary permissions.
Table 4: Advanced Features
Feature Name
Method
Description
Barge
After initiating a silent
monitor on another
extension, press the
Barge soft key.
You can join an in-progress call (“barge in”) as a
conferenced participant. This feature is useful for
operators, executive assistants, trainers, and
supervisors.
Block Caller ID
To block caller ID for a
particular call, dial the
outbound dial digit
followed by *67 and
then the 10-digit phone
number.
Your default Caller ID setting is defined in the
ShoreTel Sky portal, but you can override this setting
for a particular call. If your default setting specifies
that caller ID is not blocked, you can block your
caller ID for a particular call so that “Anonymous,”
“Blocked,” or “Unavailable” is displayed instead of
your phone number for that call.
Example:
9 *67 123-456-7899
Shared Line
Through a shared line, you can monitor the
extension of another user so that you can help
manage calls for that extension. The call
appearance button assigned to the targeted
extension displays an icon when that extension has
an incoming call or is in a connected call.
Silent Coach
After initiating a silent
monitor on another
extension, press the
Coach soft key.
You can listen to and coach someone during a call
without the outside party hearing. This feature is
useful for users such as trainers and supervisors.
Silent Monitor
Dial *17 plus the
extension you want to
monitor.
You can silently monitor a call on another extension.
You are added to the existing call without being
heard or seen by any party. This feature is useful for
users such as supervisors.
Unblock Caller ID
To unblock caller ID for
a particular call, dial the
outbound dial digit
followed by*82 and
then the 10-digit phone
number.
Your default Caller ID setting is defined in the
ShoreTel Sky portal, but you can override this setting
for a particular call. If your default setting specifies
that caller ID is blocked, you can unblock caller ID
for a particular call so that your phone number is
displayed for that call.
Example:
9 *82 123-456-7899
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4.
Using Voicemail
This chapter provides information about using the voicemail system. It contains the following
information:
Voicemail Overview................................................................................................... 39
Logging in to the Voicemail System .......................................................................... 39
Logging in to Voicemail from Your Phone........................................................... 39
Logging in to Voicemail from Another Extension ................................................ 39
Changing Your Voicemail Greeting ........................................................................... 39
Using Voicemail Options ........................................................................................... 40
Using Message Playback Options ............................................................................ 41
Menu of Message Options.................................................................................. 41
Listening to, Replaying, Saving, and Deleting Messages................................... 41
Forwarding a Message ....................................................................................... 42
Replying to a Message ....................................................................................... 42
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Voicemail Overview
Voicemail Overview
A blinking red light in the upper right corner of your phone and the
icon at the top of your phone’s
display screen indicate that you have unheard voicemail messages. With the ShoreTel IP Phone 485g,
you can retrieve your voicemail messages using either the ShoreTel voicemail system, which you
access by dialing into the system and navigating through a series of audio prompts, or the ShoreTel
Sky Portal.
This chapter describes how to use the voicemail system through the phone.
Logging in to the Voicemail System
To hear your messages using the voicemail system from your phone, you must first log in to the
voicemail system. You can also log in to the voicemail system from another extension.
Logging in to Voicemail from Your Phone
1. Do one of the following:

Press # while the phone is on hook.

Press # while the phone is off hook with dial tone.

Press the Voicemail button.
Your phone dials the ShoreTel voicemail system.
2. At the audio prompt, enter your password, and then press #.
Note
The first time you log into the voicemail system, you are prompted to record your name.
Logging in to Voicemail from Another Extension
1. Dial your own extension; during the voicemail greeting, press *.
2. Enter your password, and then press #.
Changing Your Voicemail Greeting
To personalize the greeting that others hear when they call you, you can record your name and your
greeting.
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Recording Your Name
Recording Your Name
1. After accessing your voicemail, press * to skip any messages.
2. In the main voicemail menu, press 4.
3. To record your name, press 2.
4. Record your name, and then press #.
5. To save the recording, press 3.
Recording a Personal Greeting
1. After accessing your voicemail, press * to skip any messages.
2. In the main voicemail menu, press 4.
3. To record your personal greeting, press 1.
4. Record your greeting, and then press #.
5. To save your greeting, press 3.
Using Voicemail Options
After accessing your voicemail inbox, you hear a welcome message providing you with a summary of
your voicemail messages and the following list of options:

To play messages in your inbox, press 1.

To access saved messages, press 2.

To change your voicemail password, press 3.

To manage your voicemail greeting, press 4.

To access the following additional options, press 5:

To access deleted messages, press 1.

To set message playback order, press 2.

To set password protection rules, press 3.

To set message waiting indication, press 4.

To set message envelope rules, press 5.

To manage company Auto Attendant prompts, press 7.

To broadcast messages to distribution groups, press 8.

To cancel, press 9.
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Using Message Playback Options
Using Message Playback Options
This section provides the list of message options as well as some common tasks.
Menu of Message Options
After listening to a voicemail message, you can do any of the following:

To go to the previous message, press 1.

To reply to a ShoreTel voicemail message, press 2.

To call the sender, press 3.

To replay the message, press 4.

To hear envelope information (day, date, and time of the message), press 5.

To forward the message to a ShoreTel voicemail box, press 6.

To delete the message, press 7.

To go to the next message, press 8.

To save the message, press 9.

To return to the previous menu, press *.

To skip to the end of a message, press 0.

To skip envelope information for the next message, press #.
Using Shortcut Keys
You can use various shortcut keys to navigate through the voicemail system more quickly, as follows:

While listening to the greeting, to go to the operator or Auto Attendant, press 0.

While listening to a voicemail message, you can do any of the following:


To rewind a message, press 1.

To pause a message, press 5.

To fast forward a message, press 8.

To skip to the next message, press #.
After recording a voicemail message, press # to access options.
Listening to, Replaying, Saving, and Deleting Messages
1. Log in to voicemail.
2. To listen to new messages, press 1.
3. As you listen to each message, you can do one of the following:

To replay a message, press 4.

To save a message, press 9.

To delete a message, press 7.
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Forwarding a Message
Forwarding a Message
1. Log in to voicemail.
2. To listen to new messages, press 1.
3. After listening to the message you want to forward, press 6.
4. When prompted, enter the extension that you want to forward the message to followed by #.
5. If you want to forward the message to more than one extension, enter the next extension followed
by #.
6. After entering all the extensions you want to forward the message to, press #.
The system verifies that the message has been forwarded.
Replying to a Message
1. Log in to voicemail.
2. To listen to new messages, press 1.
3. After listening to the message you want to reply to, press 2.
4. Choose one of the following options:

To reply with a voice message, press 1.

To reply with a call back, press 2.

To reply to all with a voice message, press 3.

To return to the previous menu, press *.
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5.
Troubleshooting
This chapter provides information to help you diagnose and address problems with your phone. It
contains the following information:
Problems and Solutions ............................................................................................ 44
Getting Help .............................................................................................................. 44
Viewing Phone Information ....................................................................................... 44
Rebooting Your Phone .............................................................................................. 45
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Problems and Solutions
Problems and Solutions
Table 5 shows common problems and solutions.
Table 5: Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
Your phone’s display shows “No
Service.”
Your phone is temporarily inoperable.
Contact your system administrator.
Your phone’s display is blank.
Try the following solutions:
You hear no dial tone when you take
the handset off hook, but you hear a
dial tone when using either the
speaker or a headset.

Your phone might be in power-saving
mode. Go off hook or press any key to
bring the phone screen back to full
brightness.

The phone might not be connected to a
working power source. Contact your
system administrator.
The handset cable must be plugged firmly
into place on both the phone base and the
handset. To ensure a tight connection,
unplug and reconnect the cable at both
points, clicking the jack firmly into place.
Take the handset off hook and listen for a
dial tone.
Getting Help
If you have an urgent issue or a question about your phone, you can contact the Help Desk directly
from your phone.
1. Press the Help soft key.
2. At the prompt, press the Yes soft key.
Your phone dials the Help Desk.
Viewing Phone Information
You can view information about your phone, such as its IP address, subnet mask, version, and MAC
address.
1. With the phone on hook, press the
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The LED should not light and you shouldn't hear any tones; if this isn't the case, lift and replace the
handset.
2. Dial 4636 (the digits that correspond with I-N-F-O), and then press #.
The Admin options menu opens.
3. Use the
and
navigation keys to scroll through the Admin options menu, and press the
Open soft key to open any item and see more details.
Rebooting Your Phone
1. With the phone on hook, press the
button.
The LED should not light and you shouldn't hear any tones; if this isn't the case, lift and replace the
handset.
2. Dial 73738 (the digits that correspond with R-E-S-E-T), and then press #.
3. Select one of the following options:

To reboot your phone, press the Reset soft key.
Your phone reboots.

To cancel the reboot, press the Exit soft key.
The reboot process is canceled, and your phone returns to normal operation.
Tip
While it is also possible to reboot your phone by unplugging the Ethernet cable from the back of
your phone and plugging it in again, the preferred method is the one described in this procedure
because it maintains the PC connection.
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