Samsung | GT-I8190 | Samsung GT-I8190 Quick Guide

Quick Start Guide
You can access the full user manual for more
information. To learn to access the user manual, see
“Viewing the user manual” in this quick start guide.
This product meets applicable
national SAR limits of 2.0 W/kg. The
specific maximum SAR values can
be found in the SAR information
section of this guide.
When carrying the product or
using it while worn on your body,
maintain a distance of 1.5 cm from
the body to ensure compliance with
RF exposure requirements.
This device provides high quality mobile
communication and entertainment using Samsung’s
high standards and technological expertise.
• Content may differ from the final product, or from
software provided by service providers or carriers,
and is subject to change without prior notice.
• The items supplied with the device and any
available accessories may vary depending on the
region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this
device and may not be compatible with other
• You can purchase additional accessories from
your local Samsung retailer. Make sure they are
compatible with the device before purchase.
• Other accessories may not be compatible with your
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or
incompatibilities caused by edited registry settings
or modified operating system software. Attempting
to customise the operating system may cause your
device or applications to work improperly.
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Warning: situations that could cause injury
to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage
to your device or other equipment
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional
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form or by any means, electronic or mechanical,
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information storage and retrieval system, without the
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• The Android logo, Google™, Google Maps™,
Google Mail™, YouTube™, Google Play™ Store,
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• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. worldwide.
• Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Direct™,
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, and the Wi-Fi logo are registered
trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Your device uses a non-harmonised frequency
and is intended for use in all European countries.
The WLAN can be operated in the EU without
restriction indoors, but cannot be operated
• All other trademarks and copyrights are the
property of their respective owners.
Getting started
Device layout
Front camera
Proximity sensor
Power button
Touch screen
Home button
Menu button
Back button
Multipurpose jack
Getting started
Headset jack
GPS antenna
Rear camera
Volume button
Back cover
Main antenna
Do not cover the antenna area with your
hands or other objects. This may cause
connectivity problems or drain the battery.
Getting started
• Press and hold to turn the device
on or off.
• Press and hold for 8-10 seconds to
reset the device if it has fatal errors
or hang-ups, or freezes.
• Press to lock or unlock the device.
The device goes into lock mode
when the touch screen turns off.
• Tap to open a list of options
available for the current screen.
• Tap and hold on the Home screen
to launch Google search.
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold to open the list of
recent applications.
• Tap to return to the previous
• Press to adjust the device volume.
Getting started
Installing the SIM or USIM card
and battery
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile
telephone service provider, and the included battery.
1 Remove the back cover.
Be careful not to damage your fingernails
when you remove the back cover.
2 Insert the SIM or USIM card with the goldcoloured contacts facing downwards.
Getting started
3 Insert the battery.
4 Replace the back cover.
Getting started
Charging the battery
Before using the device for the first time or when the
battery has been unused for extended periods, you
must charge the battery.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers,
batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers
or cables can cause the battery to explode or
damage the device.
Plug the small end of the charger into the
multipurpose jack of the device, and plug the large
end of the charger into an electric socket.
Connecting the charger improperly may
cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by
the warranty.
Getting started
After fully charging, disconnect the device from the
charger. First unplug the charger from the device, and
then unplug it from the electric socket.
Do not remove the battery before removing
the charger. This may damage the device.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not
in use. The charger does not have a power
switch, so you must unplug the charger from
the electric socket when not in use to avoid
wasting power. The device should remain
close to the electric socket while charging.
Checking the battery charge
When you charge the battery while the device is off,
the following icons will show the current battery
charge status:
Fully charged
Getting started
Turning the device on and off
When turning on the device for the first time, follow
the on-screen instructions to set up your device.
Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds to
turn the device on and off.
Notification icons appear on the status bar to report
missed calls, new messages, calendar events, device
status, and more. Open the notifications panel,
and then view your device’s current status and use
available options.
Drag down from the status bar to open the
notifications panel. To close the notifications panel,
drag up the bar that is on the bottom of the screen.
The available options may vary depending
on the region or service provider.
Making or answering a call
Use call functions, such as making and answering
calls, using options available during a call, or
customising and using call-related features.
Making a call
Enter the number using the keypad, and then tap .
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the circle.
Managing contacts
Manage contacts, including phone numbers, email
addresses, and others. You can group contacts to
make them easier to search for and send contacts to
others or share them.
Sending messages
Send text messages, or multimedia messages by
attaching images or videos.
You may incur additional charges for sending
or receiving messages while you are outside
your home service area. For details, contact
your service provider.
Using applications
The Applications screen displays icons for all
applications, including any new applications
Open the Applications screen and select an
application icon to open it. Tap to close
Connecting to the Internet
Connect to the Internet by using the Wi-Fi feature or
cellular data network. Open the Internet application
and browse webpages.
You may incur additional charges for
accessing the Internet and downloading
media files. For details, contact your service
Viewing the user manual
The user manual provides complete information
about operating your device.
You may incur additional charges for
accessing the Internet and downloading
media files. For details, contact your service
From your device
1 Open the Internet application.
2 Tap to open the bookmarks list.
3 Select the bookmark for the user manual.
To access the user manual more easily, place a
shortcut or widget for the user manual on the Home
The user manual may not be available
depending on the web browser or service
From your computer
Access and then search for the
user manual by the model name of your device.
Safety information
This safety information contains content for mobile devices.
Some content may be not applicable to your device. To
prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your
device, read the safety information about your device before
using the device.
Warning: Prevent electric shock, fire, and
Do not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical
Do not touch the power cord with wet hands or disconnect the
charger by pulling the cord
Do not bend or damage the power cord
Do not use your device while it is charging or touch your
device with wet hands
Do not short-circuit the charger or the device
Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the device
Do not charge the battery with the charger that is not
approved by the manufacturer
Do not use your device during a thunderstorm
Your device may malfunction and your risk of electric shock is
Safety information
Do not handle a damaged or leaking Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
For safe disposal of your Li-Ion battery, contact your nearest
authorised service centre.
Handle and dispose of the device and charger with care
• Use only Samsung-approved battery and charger specifically
designed for your device. Incompatible battery and charger can
cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
• Never dispose of the battery or device in a fire. Follow all local
regulations when disposing of used battery or device.
• Never place the battery or device on or in heating devices,
such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. The device may
explode when overheated.
• Never crush or puncture the device. Avoid exposing the device
to high external pressure, which can lead to an internal short
circuit and overheating.
Protect the device, battery and charger from damage
• Avoid exposing your device and battery to very cold or very hot
• Extreme temperatures can damage the device and reduce the
charging capacity and life of your device and battery.
• Prevent the battery from coming into contact with metal
objects, as this can create a connection between the + and –
terminals of your battery and lead to temporary or permanent
battery damage.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Safety information
Caution: Follow all safety warnings and
regulations when using your device in
restricted areas
Do not use your device near other electronic devices
Most electronic devices use radio frequency signals. Your device
may interfere with other electronic devices.
Do not use your device near a pacemaker
• Avoid using your device within a 15 cm range of a pacemaker, if
possible, as your device can interfere with the pacemaker.
• To minimise possible interference with a pacemaker, use
your device only on the side of your body that is opposite the
Do not use your device in a hospital or near medical
equipment that can be interfered with by radio frequency
If you use medical equipment, contact the equipment
manufacturer before using your device to determine whether or
not the equipment will be affected by radio frequencies emitted
by the device.
If you use a hearing aid, contact the manufacturer for
information about radio interference
The radio frequency emitted by your device may interfere
with some hearing aids. Before using your device, contact the
manufacturer to determine whether or not your hearing aid will be
affected by radio frequencies emitted by the device.
Turn off the device in potentially explosive environments
• Turn off your device in potentially explosive environments
instead of removing the battery.
Safety information
• Always comply with regulations, instructions and signs in
potentially explosive environments.
• Do not use your device at refuelling points (petrol stations), near
fuels or chemicals, or in blasting areas.
• Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive
materials in the same compartment as the device, its parts, or
Turn off your device when on an aircraft
Your device may interfere with the aircraft’s electronic navigation
Your device may interfere with automotive equipment
Electronic devices in your car may malfunction, due to radio
interference from your device. Contact the manufacturer for more
Comply with all safety warnings and
regulations regarding mobile device usage
while operating a vehicle
While driving, safely operating the vehicle is your first
responsibility. Never use your mobile device while driving, if it is
prohibited by law. For your safety and the safety of others, use your
common sense and remember the following tips:
• Get to know your device and its convenience features, such as
speed dial and redial. These features help you reduce the time
needed to place or receive calls on your mobile device.
• Position your device within easy reach. Make sure you can access
your wireless device without taking your eyes off the road. If
you receive an incoming call at an inconvenient time, let your
voicemail answer it for you.
Safety information
• Suspend calls in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions.
Rain, sleet, snow, ice, and heavy traffic can be hazardous.
• Do not take notes or look up phone numbers. Jotting down a
“to do” list or flipping through your address book takes attention
away from your primary responsibility of driving safely.
• Dial sensibly and assess the traffic. Place calls when you are not
moving or before pulling into traffic. Try to plan calls when your
car will be stationary.
• Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that
may be distracting. Make the person you are talking to aware
that you are driving and suspend conversations that could
potentially divert your attention from the road.
• Use your device to call for help. Dial a local emergency number
in the case of fire, traffic accidents, or medical emergencies.
• Use your device to help others in emergencies. If you see a car
accident, a crime in progress, or a serious emergency where lives
are in danger, call a local emergency number.
• Call roadside assistance or a special, non-emergency assistance
number when necessary. If you see a broken-down vehicle
posing no serious hazard, a broken traffic signal, a minor traffic
accident where no one appears injured, or a vehicle that you
know to be stolen, call a number that is designated for reporting
these types of situations.
Proper care and use of your mobile device
Keep your device dry
• Humidity and liquids may damage the parts or electronic
circuits in your device.
• Do not turn on your device if it is wet. If your device is already
on, turn it off and remove the battery immediately (if the device
will not turn off or you cannot remove the battery, leave it as-is).
Then, dry the device with a towel and take it to a service centre.
Safety information
• Liquids will change the colour of the label that indicates water
damage inside the device. Water damage to your device can
void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Do not use or store your device in areas with high
concentrations of dust or airborne materials
Dust or foreign materials can cause your device to malfunction and
may result in fire or electric shock.
Store your device only on flat surfaces
If your device falls, it may be damaged.
Do not store your device in very hot or very cold areas. It is
recommended to use your device at temperatures from 5 °C
to 35 °C
• Your device can explode if left inside a closed vehicle, as the
internal temperature can reach up to 80 °C.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended
periods of time (on the dashboard of a car, for example).
• Store the battery at temperatures from 0 °C to 45 °C.
Do not store your device with metal objects, such as coins,
keys, and necklaces
• Your device may be scratched or may malfunction.
• If the battery terminals come into contact with metal objects,
this may cause a fire.
Do not store your device near magnetic fields
• Your device may malfunction or the battery may discharge from
exposure to magnetic fields.
• Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards,
passbooks, and boarding passes, may be damaged by magnetic
Safety information
• Do not use carrying cases or accessories with magnetic closures
or allow your device to come into contact with magnetic fields
for extended periods of time.
Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot
cooking equipment, or high pressure containers
• The battery may leak.
• Your device may overheat and cause a fire.
Do not drop your device or cause impacts to your device
• The screen of your device may be damaged.
• If bent or deformed, your device may be damaged or parts may
Do not use your device or applications for a while if the device
is overheated
Prolonged exposure of your skin to an overheated device may
cause low temperature burn symptoms, such as red spots and
If your device has a camera flash or light, do not use it close to
the eyes of people or pets
Using a flash close to the eyes may cause temporary loss of vision
or damage to the eyes.
Use caution when exposed to flashing lights
• While using your device, leave some lights on in the room and
do not hold the screen too close to your eyes.
• Seizures or blackouts can occur when you are exposed to
flashing lights while watching videos or playing Flash-based
games for extended periods. If you feel any discomfort, stop
using the device immediately.
Safety information
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
When you repetitively perform actions, such as pressing keys,
drawing characters on a touch screen with your fingers, or playing
games, you may experience occasional discomfort in your hands,
neck, shoulders, or other parts of your body. When using your
device for extended periods, hold the device with a relaxed grip,
press the keys lightly, and take frequent breaks. If you continue to
have discomfort during or after such use, stop using the device
and consult a physician.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Avoid charging your device for more than a week, as
overcharging may shorten battery life.
• Over time, unused device will discharge and must be recharged
before use.
• Disconnect the charger from power sources when not in use.
• Use the battery only for their intended purposes.
Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories,
and supplies
• Using generic battery or charger may shorten the life of your
device or cause the device to malfunction.
• Samsung cannot be responsible for the user’s safety when using
accessories or supplies that are not approved by Samsung.
Do not bite or suck the device or the battery
• Doing so may damage the device or cause an explosion.
• If children use the device, make sure that they use the device
Do not insert the device or supplied accessories into the eyes,
ears, or mouth
Doing so may cause suffocation or serious injuries.
Safety information
When using the device:
• Hold the device upright, as you would with a traditional phone.
• Speak directly into the microphone.
• Do not touch the device’s internal antenna. Doing so may result
in reduced call quality or cause the device to emit unintended
levels of radio frequency (RF) energy.
Protect your hearing and ears when using a headset
• Excessive exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing damage.
• Exposure to loud sounds while driving may distract your
attention and cause an accident.
• Always turn the volume down before plugging the earphones
into an audio source and use only the minimum volume setting
necessary to hear your conversation or music.
• In dry environments, static electricity can build up in the
headset. Avoid using headsets in dry environments or touch a
metal object to discharge static electricity before connecting a
headset to the device.
Use caution when using the device while walking or moving
• Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself
or others.
• Make sure the headset cable does not become entangled in
your arms or on nearby objects.
Safety information
Do not carry your device in your back pockets or around your
You could be injured or damage the device if you fall.
Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device
• Any changes or modifications to your device can void your
manufacturer’s warranty. If your device needs servicing, take
your device to a Samsung Service Centre.
• Do not disassemble or puncture the battery, as this can cause
explosion or fire.
Do not paint or put stickers on your device
Paint and stickers can clog moving parts and prevent proper
operation. If you are allergic to paint or metal parts of the device,
you may experience itching, eczema, or swelling of the skin. When
this happens, stop using the device and consult your physician.
When cleaning your device:
• Wipe your device or charger with a towel or an eraser.
• Clean the battery terminals with a cotton ball or a towel.
• Do not use chemicals or detergents.
Do not use the device if the screen is cracked or broken
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face.
Take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to have it repaired.
Do not use the device for anything other than its intended use
Avoid disturbing others when using the device in public
Do not allow children to use your device
Your device is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it as they
could hurt themselves and others or damage the device.
Safety information
Install mobile devices and equipment with caution
• Ensure that any mobile devices or related equipment installed in
your vehicle are securely mounted.
• Avoid placing your device and accessories near or in an airbag
deployment area. Improperly installed wireless equipment can
cause serious injury when airbags inflate rapidly.
Allow only qualified personnel to service your device
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your device may result in
damage to your device and will void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Handle SIM cards or memory cards with care
• Do not remove a card while the device is transferring or
accessing information, as this could result in loss of data and/or
damage to the card or device.
• Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and electrical
noise from other devices.
• Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with your
fingers or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card with a soft cloth.
Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your device may not be possible in some
areas or circumstances. Before travelling in remote or undeveloped
areas, plan an alternative method of contacting emergency
services personnel.
Keep your personal and important data safe
• While using your device, be sure to back up important data.
Samsung is not responsible for the loss of any data.
• When disposing of your device, back up all data and then reset
your device to prevent misuse of your personal information.
Safety information
• Carefully read the permissions screen when downloading
applications. Be particularly cautious with applications that have
access to many functions or to a significant amount of your
personal information.
• Check your accounts regularly for unapproved or suspicious
use. If you find any sign of misuse of your personal information,
contact your service provider to delete or change your account
• In the event your device is lost or stolen, change the passwords
on your accounts to protect your personal information.
• Avoid using applications from unknown sources and lock your
device with a pattern, password, or PIN.
Do not distribute copyright-protected material
Do not distribute copyright-protected material without the
permission of the content owners. Doing this may violate
copyright laws. The manufacturer is not liable for any legal issues
caused by the user’s illegal use of copyrighted material.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) certification
Your mobile device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed
not to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves (radio
frequency electromagnetic fields) recommended by international
guidelines. The guidelines were developed by an independent
scientific organisation (ICNIRP) and include a substantial safety
margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of
age and health.
Safety information
The radio wave exposure guidelines use a unit of measurement
known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit for
mobile devices is 2.0 W/kg. Tests for SAR are conducted using
standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its
highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. The
highest SAR values under the ICNIRP guidelines for this device
model are:
Maximum SAR for this model and conditions under which it
was recorded
Head SAR
0.522 W/kg
Body-worn SAR
0.584 W/kg
During use, the actual SAR values for this device are usually well
below the values stated above. This is because, for purposes of
system efficiency and to minimise interference on the network, the
operating power of your mobile device is automatically decreased
when full power is not needed for the call. The lower the power
output of the device, the lower its SAR value.
A body-worn SAR test has been performed on this device at a
separation distance of 1.5 cm. To meet RF exposure guidelines
during body-worn operation, the device must be positioned at
least 1.5 cm away from the body.
Organisations such as the World Health Organisation and the
US Food and Drug Administration have suggested that if people
are concerned and want to reduce their exposure, they could
use a hands-free accessory to keep the wireless device away
from the head and body during use, or reduce the amount
of time spent using the device. For more information, visit and search for your device with the model
Safety information
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that
the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset,
USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health
from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items
from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to
promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they
purchased this product, or their local government office, for details
of where and how they can take these items for environmentally
safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms
and conditions of the purchase contract. This product and its
electronic accessories should not be mixed with other commercial
wastes for disposal.
This EEE is compliant with RoHS.
Safety information
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that
the batteries in this product should not be disposed of with other
household waste. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or
Pb indicate that the battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead
above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are
not properly disposed of, these substances can cause harm to
human health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please
separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them
through your local, free battery return system.
Some content and services accessible through this device belong
to third parties and are protected by copyright, patent, trademark
and/or other intellectual property laws. Such content and services
are provided solely for your personal non-commercial use.
You may not use any content or services in a manner that has
not been authorised by the content owner or service provider.
Without limiting the foregoing, unless expressly authorised by the
applicable content owner or service provider, you may not modify,
copy, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create
derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium
any content or services displayed through this device.
Safety information
Third party services may be terminated or interrupted at any
time, and Samsung makes no representation or warranty that
any content or service will remain available for any period of time.
Content and services are transmitted by third parties by means
of networks and transmission facilities over which Samsung has
no control. Without limiting the generality of this disclaimer,
Samsung expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for
any interruption or suspension of any content or service made
available through this device.
Samsung is neither responsible nor liable for customer service
related to the content and services. Any question or request for
service relating to the content or services should be made directly
to the respective content and service providers.
Declaration of Conformity
Product details
For the following
Product : GSM WCDMA BT/WiFi Mobile Phone
Model(s) : GT-I8190
Declaration & Applicable standards
We hereby declare, that the product above is in compliance with essential requirements of
the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) by application of:
EN 60950-1 : 2006 + A12 : 2011
SAREN 50360 : 2001 / AC 2006
EN 62479 : 2010
EN 62311 : 2008
EN 62209-1 : 2006
EN 62209-2 : 2010
EMCEN 301 489-01 V1.9.2 (09-2011)
EN 301 489-07 V1.3.1 (11-2005)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1 (10-2010)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1 (05-2009)
RADIOEN 301 511 V9.0.2 (03-2003)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1 (07-2011)
EN 300 328 V1.7.1 (10-2006)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1 (08-2010)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1 (05-2011)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1 (11-2011)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1 (08-2010)
and the Directive (2011/65/EU) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances
in electrical and electronic equipment.
The conformity assessment procedure referred to in Article 10 and detailed in Annex[IV]
of Directive 1999/5/EC has been followed with the involvement of the following Notified
BABT, Forsyth House, Churchfield Road, Walton-on-Thames,
Surrey, KT12 2TD, UK*
Identification mark: 0168
Representative in the EU
Samsung Electronics Euro QA Lab.
Blackbushe Business Park, Saxony Way,
Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6GG, UK*
(Place and date of issue)
Joong-Hoon Choi / Lab Manager
(Name and signature of authorized person)
* This is not the address of Samsung Service Centre. For the address or the phone number of
Samsung Service Centre, see the warranty card or contact the retailer where you purchased your
Some content may differ from your device
depending on the region or service provider.
About the Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is a computer application that
manages and syncs media libraries and contacts
with Samsung devices.
Download the latest version of Samsung Kies
from the Samsung website (
com/kies) and install it on your computer.
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