Samsung | GT-I8150 | Samsung GT-I8150 Quick Guide

quick start guide
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communication and entertainment based on Samsung’s
exceptional technology and high standards.
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compatible with your device.
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will see in this quick start guide:
Warning—situations that could cause injury to
yourself or others
Caution—situations that could cause damage
to your device or other equipment
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Install the SIM or USIM card and battery
1. If the device is on, press and hold [ ] and select
Power off → OK to turn it off.
2. Remove the back cover and battery.
Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you
remove the back cover.
3. Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-colored
contacts facing down.
The antenna is located below the memory card slot.
Do not remove the protective tape covering the
antenna, as this can damage the antenna.
4. Insert the battery.
5. Replace the back cover.
Charge the battery
Before using the device for the first time, you must
charge the battery.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables.
Unauthorized chargers or cables can cause batteries
to explode or damage your device.
If the battery is completely discharged, you cannot
turn on the device, even with the travel adapter
connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a
few minutes before you try to turn on the device.
1. Open the cover of the multifunction jack.
2. Plug the small end of the travel adapter into the
multifunction jack.
Connecting the travel adapter improperly may
cause serious damage to the device. Any damage
caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
3. Plug the other end of the travel adapter into a
power outlet.
While the device is charging, the touch screen may
not function due to an unstable power supply. If
this happens, unplug the travel adapter from the
4. When the battery is fully charged, first unplug the
travel adapter from the device and then from the
power outlet.
Do not remove the battery while the device is
connected to the travel adapter. Doing so may
cause damage to the device.
Unplug the travel adapter when not in use to save
energy. The travel adapter does not have a power
switch, so it must be unplugged from the outlet to
interrupt the power supply.
Getting started
Turn your device on and off
To turn on your device, press and hold [ ]. If you turn
on your device for the first time, follow the on-screen
instructions to set up your device.
To turn off your device, press and hold [ ] and select
Power off → OK.
• Follow all posted warnings and directions from
authorized personnel in areas where the use of
wireless devices is restricted, such as airplanes
and hospitals.
• To use your device’s non-network services only,
switch to Flight mode.
Get to know your device
Proximity sensor
Volume key
Front camera lens
Touch screen
Home key
Back key
Menu key
Rear camera lens
Lock key
Headset jack
GPS antenna2
Back cover
Main antenna
1. Active only when you use the speakerphone feature or record
2. Do not touch the antenna area or cover this area with your
hands or other objects while using the related functions.
Turn on the device (press and hold);
Access the quick menus (press and
hold); Reset the device (press and hold
for more than 15 seconds until the
SAMSUNG logo appears); Lock the touch
Open a list of options available on the
current screen; In Idle mode, open the
Google search application (press and
hold); Open the search input window
while using some applications (press
and hold).
Return to the idle screen; Open the list of
recent applications (press and hold).
Return to the previous screen.
Adjust the device’s volume.
1. If your device has fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes, you may
need to reset the device to regain functionality.
Touch screen
Your device’s touch screen lets you easily select items or
perform functions. Control the touch screen by tapping,
tapping and holding, or dragging across it.
Idle screen
When the device is in Idle mode, you will see the idle
screen. From the idle screen, you can view indicator
icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and other
The idle screen has multiple panels. Scroll left or
right to view other panels. You can also select a dot
at the bottom of the screen to move directly to the
corresponding screen.
Indicator icons
Indicator icons show the signal strength, device status,
current time, and other information at the top of the
You can use various widgets that provide convenient
functions and information on your idle screen. Add a
widget to the idle screen or remove the widget to the
trash bin.
Notifications panel
From the notifications panel, you can use shortcut
menus and access a list of notifications, such as new
messages, upcoming events, and processing status. Tap
the indicator icons area at the top of the screen and drag
your finger down to open the notifications panel. To
hide the panel, drag the bottom of the list up.
Access applications
1. In Idle mode, select Applications to access the
application list.
2. Scroll left or right to another screen.
You can also select a dot at the bottom of the screen
to move directly to the corresponding screen.
3. Select an application.
4. Press [ ] to return to the previous screen; Press the
Home key to return to the idle screen.
Access recent applications
Press and hold the Home key to view the applications
you have accessed recently.
Launch multiple applications
Your device allows you to multi-task by running multiple
applications at the same time.
To launch multiple applications, press the Home key
while using an application to return to Idle screen, and
then select an application to launch.
Enter text
You can enter text with the virtual keypads or in
handwriting mode. You can also use editing options to
copy and paste text.
Swype keypad
With the Swype keypad, you can enter text by sliding
across characters on the keypad. Tap the first character
of a word, drag to the following characters, and release
your finger on the last character.
Samsung keypad
The Samsung keypad provides different keypad types
(such as QWERTY and 3x4 keypads) and a handwriting
When entering text with the QWERTY or 3x4 keypad, use
the predictive text feature. This feature will predict the
word you are entering and display suggestions.
When entering text, rotate the device to display the
QWERTY keypad in a widescreen layout.
DioPen Chinese IME
The DioPen Chinese IME provides different keypad types
(such as QWERTY and 3x4 keypads) and a handwriting
mode. You can enter text in Chinese with pinyins or
Make or answer a call
You can make a call by entering a phone number or
selecting a number in your contact list. You can also
access the call log to redial recently dialed numbers.
Make a call
Open the dialing screen, enter a phone number, and
. To make a video call, select .
Answer a call
When a call comes in, drag
Send and receive messages
You can create and send text (SMS), multimedia (MMS),
or Email messages, and view or manage messages you
have sent or received.
You may incur additional charges for sending
or receiving messages while outside your home
service area. For details, contact your service
Text and multimedia message
You can create and send a simple text message or a
multimedia message which can contain text, image,
video, and sound files.
Email message
You can use the Email application to send Email
messages on your device. Before you send and receive
Email messages, you must add an Email account.
Connect to the internet
You can connect to the wireless web by using the WLAN
feature or mobile network connections. Open the web
application and browse web pages. You can bookmark
your favorite web pages or use various web options.
You may incur additional charges for accessing
the web and downloading media files. For details,
contact your service provider.
Safety precautions
To prevent injury and damage to yourself, to others, and to the device, read all
of the following information before using your device.
Warning: To prevent electric shock, fire, and
Do not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical
Do not touch your device and the power cord with wet hands
Do not bend or damage the power cord
Do not use your device while charging and do not disconnect the
charger by just pulling the cord
Do not short-circuit the charger or the battery
Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the battery
Do not charge the battery with chargers that are not approved by
the manufacturer
Do not use your device during a thunderstorm
Your device may malfunction and the risk of electric shock is increased.
Do not handle a damaged or leaking Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery
For safe disposal of your Li-Ion batteries, contact your nearest authorized
service center.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers specifically designed for
your device. Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries
or damage to your device.
• Never dispose of batteries or devices in a fire. Follow all local regulations
when disposing of used batteries or devices.
• Never place batteries inside or near devices that generate heat, such
as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when
• Never crush or puncture the battery. Avoid exposing the battery to
high external pressure, which can lead to an internal short circuit and
Protect the device, batteries, and chargers from damage
• Avoid exposing your device and batteries to very cold or very hot
• Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation of the device and reduce
the charging capacity and life of your device and batteries.
• Prevent batteries from contacting metal objects, as this can create a
connection between the + and – terminals of your batteries and lead to
temporary or permanent battery damage.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Caution: Follow all safety warnings and regulations
when using your device in restricted areas
Turn off your device where prohibited
Comply with all regulations that restrict the use of a mobile device in a
particular area.
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.
• If you must use your device, keep at least 15 cm away from the pacemaker.
• To minimize the possible interference with a pacemaker, use your device on
the opposite side of your body from the pacemaker.
Do not use your device in a hospital or near medical equipment
that can be interfered with by radio frequency
If you personally use any medical equipment, contact the manufacturer of the
equipment to ensure the safety of your equipment from radio frequency.
If you are using a hearing aid, contact the manufacturer for
information about radio interference
Some hearing aids may be interfered with by the radio frequency of your
device. Contact the manufacturer to ensure the safety of your hearing aid.
Turn off the device in potentially explosive environments
• Turn off your device in potentially explosive environments instead of
removing the battery.
• Always comply with regulations, instructions and signs in potentially
explosive environments.
• Do not use your device at refueling points (service stations), near fuels or
chemicals, and at blasting areas.
• Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the
same compartment as the device, its parts, or accessories.
Turn off your device when in an aircraft
Using your device in an aircraft is illegal. Your device may interfere with the
electronic navigation instruments of the aircraft.
Electronic devices in a motor vehicle may malfunction due to the
radio frequency of your device
Electronic devices in your car may malfunction due to radio frequency of your
device. Contact the manufacturer for more information.
Comply with all safety warnings and regulations
regarding mobile device usage while operating a
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, practice good common sense and remember the
following tips:
• Use a hands-free device.
• 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.
• Place your device within reach. Be able to access your wireless device
without removing your eyes from the road. If you receive an incoming call at
an inconvenient time, let your voice mail answer it for you.
• Let the person you are speaking with know you are driving. 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.
If you need to make a call, dial only a few numbers, check the road and your
mirrors, then continue.
• Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may be
distracting. Make people you are talking with aware you are driving and
suspend conversations that have the potential to divert your attention
from the road.
• Use your device to call for help. Dial a local emergency number in the case of
fire, traffic accident, or medical emergencies.
• Use your device to help others in emergencies. If you see an auto 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 you know to be stolen, call roadside assistance or another
special, non-emergency number.
Proper care and use of your mobile device
Keep your device dry
• Humidity and all types of liquids may damage device parts or electronic
• 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 center.
• Liquids will change the color of the label that indicates water damage inside
the device. Water damage to your device can void your manufacturer’s
Do not use or store your device in dusty, dirty areas
Dust can cause your device to malfunction.
Do not store your device on slopes
If your device falls, it can be damaged.
Do not store your device in hot or cold areas. Use your device at
-20 °C to 50 °C
• Your device may explode if left inside a closed vehicle, as the inside
temperature can reach up to 80 °C.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods of time
(such as on the dashboard of a car).
• Store the battery at 0 °C to 40 °C.
Do not store your device with such metal objects as coins, keys
and necklaces
• Your device may become deformed or malfunction.
• If the battery terminals are in contact with metal objects, it 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 fields.
• Do not use carrying cases or accessories with magnetic closures or allow
your device to come in contact with magnetic fields for extended periods
of time.
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 malfunction.
If your device has a camera flash or light, do not direct the flash to
the eyes of people and pets
Directing a flash 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.
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 use and see
a physician.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Avoid charging batteries for more than a week, as overcharging may shorten
battery life.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged before
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purposes.
Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories and
• Using generic batteries or chargers 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 on the device or the battery
• Doing so may damage the device or cause explosion.
• If children use the device, make sure that they use the device properly.
When speaking on the device:
• Hold the device upright, as you would with a traditional phone.
• Speak directly into the microphone.
• Avoid contact with your device’s internal antenna. Touching the antenna
may reduce the call quality or cause the device to transmit more radio
frequency than necessary.
Protect your hearing and ears when using a headset
• Excessive exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing
• 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.
Be cautious when using the device while walking or moving
Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself or others.
Do not carry your device in your back pockets or around your waist
You can 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. For service, take your device to a Samsung Service Center.
• 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 product, you may experience itching,
eczema, or swelling of the skin. When this happens, stop using the product and
consult your physician.
When cleaning your device:
• Wipe your device or charger with a towel or a rubber.
• Clean the terminals of the battery 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 Center 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, damage the device, or make calls that increase
your charges.
Install mobile devices and equipment with caution
• Ensure that any mobile devices or related equipment installed in your
vehicle are securely mounted.
• Avoid placing your device and accessories near or in an air bag deployment
area. Improperly installed wireless equipment can cause serious injury when
air bags inflate rapidly.
Allow only qualified personnel to service your device
Allowing non-qualified 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-colored 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 traveling in remote areas without signal coverage, plan
an alternate 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 data loss.
• When disposing of your device, back up all data and then reset your device
to prevent misuse of your personal information.
Do not distribute copyright-protected material
Do not distribute copyright-protected material that you have recorded to
others 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 device conforms to European Union (EU) standards that limit
human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy emitted by radio and
telecommunications equipment. These standards prevent the sale of mobile
devices that exceed a maximum exposure level (known as the Specific
Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 W/kg.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this model was 0.517 W/kg. In
normal use, the actual SAR is likely to be much lower, as the device has been
designed to emit only the RF energy necessary to transmit a signal to the
nearest base station. By automatically emitting lower levels when possible,
your device reduces your overall exposure to RF energy.
For more information about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the
Samsung website.
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries
with separate collection systems)
This marking 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 at the end of their working life.
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.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries
with separate battery return 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 at the end of their working life. 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 noncommercial use. You may not use any content or services
in a manner that has not been authorized by the content owner or service
provider. Without limiting the foregoing, unless expressly authorized 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.
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.
Some contents in this manual may differ from your device depending
on the software of the device or your service provider.
To install Kies (PC Sync)
1. Download the latest version of Kies from the
Samsung website ( and
install it on your PC.
2. Using a USB cable, connect your device to your PC.
Samsung Kies will launch automatically.
Refer to the Kies help for more information.
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English (SEA). 11/2011. Rev. 1.1
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