Samsung | GT-C3011 | Samsung GT-C3011 User Manual

Safety precautions
Warning: Prevent electric shock, fire, and
Do not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical
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Do not touch the power cord with wet hands, or disconnect the
charger by pulling on the cord
Do not bend or damage the power cord
Do not use your device while charging or touch your device
with wet hands
Do not short-circuit the charger or the battery
• Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your
phone depending on the software of the phone or your
service provider.
• 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.
• This product includes certain free/open source software. The
exact terms of the licences, disclaimers, acknowledgements
and notices are available on the Samsung's website
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 your 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
authorised service centre.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
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• 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 circuits.
• When wet, remove the battery without turning on your device. Dry
your device with a towel and take it to a service centre.
• 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 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 can 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 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
0.876 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.
The Declaration of Conformity statement at the back of this manual
demonstrates your device’s compliance with the European Radio
& Terminal Telecommunications Equipment (R&TTE) directive. For
more information about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the
Samsung 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
• 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.
To prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your device, read all of the following information before using your device.
• Never place batteries or devices on or in heating devices, 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.
Do not drop your device or cause impacts to your device
Turn off your device when in an aircraft
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.
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
• Avoid charging batteries for more than a week, as overcharging may
shorten battery life.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged
before use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purposes.
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
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.
Electronic devices in a motor vehicle may malfunction due to
the radio frequency of your device
Protect your hearing
Use caution when using the device while walking or moving
Do not carry your device in your back pockets or around your
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.
You can be injured or damage the device if you fall.
Allow only qualified personnel to service your device
Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your device may result in
damage to your device and will void your manufacturer’s warranty.
• Any changes or modifications to your device can void your
manufacturer’s warranty. For service, 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
• Hold the device with a relaxed grip, press the keys lightly, use special
features that reduce the number of keys you have to press (such as
templates and predictive text), and take frequent breaks.
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.
• Position your device within easy 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.
Do not use the device for anything other than its intended use
• 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.
Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself or others.
Internal antenna
Comply with all safety warnings and
regulations regarding mobile device usage
while operating a vehicle
Electronic devices in your car may malfunction due to radio frequency of
your device. Contact the manufacturer for more information.
• Hold the device upright, as you would with a traditional phone.
• Speak directly into the mouthpiece.
• 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.
Do not use a flash close to the eyes of people or animals
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
Using your device in an aircraft is illegal. Your device may interfere with
the electronic navigation instruments of the aircraft.
When speaking on the device:
• The screen of your device may be damaged.
• If bent or deformed, your device may be damaged or parts may
Using a flash close to the eyes may cause temporary loss of vision or
damage to the eyes.
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.
Do not use your device near other electronic devices
• 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.
• The battery may leak.
• Your device may overheat and cause a fire.
If you are using a hearing aid, contact the manufacturer for
information about radio interference
Comply with all regulations that restrict the use of a mobile device in a
particular area.
Turn off your device where prohibited
• 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 or in heaters, microwaves, hot
cooking equipment, or high pressure containers
If you personally use any medical equipment, contact the manufacturer
of the equipment to ensure the safety of your equipment from radio
• 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 refuelling 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.
Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories
and supplies
• 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 use your device in a hospital or near medical equipment
that can be interfered with by radio frequency
Turn off the device in potentially explosive environments
Caution: Follow all safety warnings and
regulations when using your device in restricted
Do not store your device with such metal objects as coins, keys
and necklaces
Do not store your device near magnetic fields
• If you must use your device, keep at least 15 cm away from the
• To minimise the possible interference with a pacemaker, use your
device on the opposite side of your body from the pacemaker.
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
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 alternate method of contacting emergency services personnel.
Be sure to back up important data
Samsung is not responsible for data loss.
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face. Take
the device to a Samsung Service Centre to have it repaired.
Phone layout
Volume key
Adjust the device’s volume
Confirm key
Select the highlighted menu
option or confirm an input;
In Idle mode, access Menu
Depending on your service
provider or region, the key
may perform differently
Dial key
Make or answer a call; In
Idle mode, retrieve logs of
your calls and messages
See "Activate and send an
SOS message"
Voice mail service key
In ldle mode, access voice
mails (press and hold)
Perform actions indicated at
the bottom of the display
4-way navigation key
Scroll through menu options;
In Idle mode, access userdefined menus (left/right/
up/down); Make a fake call
Depending on your service
provider, the default home
screen or pre-defined menus
may differ
See "Make fake calls"
Power/End key
Turn the phone on and off
(press and hold); End a call;
In Menu mode, cancel input
and return to Idle mode
Alphanumeric key
Silent profile key
In Idle mode, activate or
deactivate the silent profile
(press and hold)
Your phone displays the following status indicators on
the top of the screen:
Icon Description
Signal strength
GPRS network
Call in progress
Call diverting
SOS message
feature activated
Icon Description
with PC
New text message
New multimedia
message (MMS)
New voice mail
Alarm activated
Memory card
Connecting to
secured web page
Normal profile
Roaming (outside
of normal service
Silent profile
FM radio on
FM radio
Battery power level
Install the SIM card and battery
Insert a memory card (optional)
1.Remove the back cover and insert the SIM card.
Your phone accepts microSD™ or microSDHC™
memory cards up to 8 GB (depending on memory card
manufacturer and type).
Back cover
SIM card
2.Insert the battery and replace the back cover.
Formatting the memory card on a PC may cause
incompatibility with your phone. Format the memory
card only on the phone.
Instructional icons
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Followed by: the order of options or menus
you must select to perform a step; for example:
In Menu mode, select Messages → Create
message (represents Messages, followed by
Create message)
Square brackets: phone keys; for example:
] (represents the Power/End key)
1.Remove the back cover.
2.Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts
facing up.
Memory card
Charge the battery
1.Plug the supplied travel
2.When charging is
finished, unplug the
travel adapter.
3.Push the memory card in the memory card slot until it
locks in place.
4.Replace the back cover.
Angled brackets: softkeys that control different
functions at each screen; for example: <OK>
(represents the OK softkey)
Turn your phone on or off
To turn your phone on,
1.Press and hold [
2.Enter your PIN and press <OK> (if necessary).
3.When the setup wizard opens, customise your phone
as desired by following the screen.
If you remove the battery, the time and date will be
To AC power outlet
Do not remove the battery before removing the
travel adapter. Doing this may cause damage to
the phone.
To turn your phone off, repeat step 1 above.
Access menus
Answer a call
To access your phone's menus,
1.When a call comes in, press [
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu> to access Menu mode.
2.To end the call, press [
You may need to press the Confirm key to access
Menu mode depending on your region or service
provider. When you are using the smart home
screen, you cannot use the Confirm key to access
Menu mode.
2.Use the Navigation key to scroll to a menu or option.
3.Press <Select>, <OK>, or the Confirm key to confirm
the highlighted option.
4.Press <Back> to move up one level; Press [
return to Idle mode.
] to
• When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you
must enter the PIN2 supplied with the SIM card.
For details, contact your service provider.
• Samsung is not responsible for any loss of
passwords or private information or other damages
caused by illegal software.
1.In Idle mode, enter an area code and a phone
] to dial the number.
3.To end the call, press [
To customise the smart home screen 1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Sound profiles.
• Monthly calendar: view the monthly calendar.
• Dual clock: view a clock of your home zone and the
second zone you set.
T9 mode 1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Display → Smart
2.Press <Edit>.
To customise the shortcuts toolbar 2.When the word displays correctly, press [0] to insert a
space. If the correct word does not display, select an
alternate word from the list that appears.
If you are using the silent, offline, or meeting profile,
you are not allowed to change the ringtone.
3.Select the items to display on the smart home
3.Press <Edit> → Voice call ringtone.
4.Press <Options> → Save.
4.Select a memory location (if necessary).
5.Press the Confirm key.
5.Select a ringtone.
To switch to another profile, select it from the list.
Call a recently dialled number
1.In Idle mode, press [
2.Scroll left or right to a call type.
3.Scroll up or down to a number or name.
4.Press the Confirm key to view details of the call or
[ ] to dial the number.
Use the smart home screen
The smart home screen allows you to access your
favourite applications and contacts and view upcoming
events or tasks. You can customise the smart home
screen to fit your preferences and needs.
When you are using the smart home screen, the
Navigation key does not work as shortcuts.
To view text or multimedia messages 1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Inbox.
2.Select a text or multimedia message.
You can change the idle screen to another style. In
Menu mode, select Settings → Display → Smart
home and scroll left or right to a style you want.
To access the smart home items Press the Navigation key to scroll through the items on
the smart home screen and press the Confirm key to
select an item. The following items are available.
Available items may vary depending on your service
• Shortcuts toolbar: access your favourite
applications. You can customise the shortcut toolbar
as desired.
• Single clock: view the current time and date.
• My buddies: access contacts that are saved in the
favourite number list.
• PIMs ticker: access upcoming calendar events and
2.Enter your password and press <OK>.
The first time you access Mobile tracker, you will be
prompted to create and confirm a password.
Make fake calls
3.Press the Confirm key to turn on the mobile tracker
You can simulate an incoming call when you want to get
out of meetings or unwanted conversations.
4.Scroll down and press the Confirm key to open the
recipient list.
To activate the fake call feature In Menu mode, select Settings → Call → Fake call →
Fake call hot key → On.
5.Press <Options> → Contacts to open your contact
You can also enter phone numbers including a
country code (with +) in the recipient list. Skip to
step 9.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Display → Smart
ABC mode 3.Scroll to Shortcuts toolbar and press <Options> →
Edit shortcuts.
Press an appropriate alphanumeric key until the
character you want appears on the display.
5.Select the menus you want.
Press the Navigation key right to select submenus (if
6.Press <Save>.
To change the text input mode • Press and hold [ ] to switch between T9 and ABC
modes. Depending on your region, you may be able
to access an input mode for your specific language.
• Press [ ] to change case or switch to Number mode.
• Press [ ] to switch to Symbol mode.
• Press and hold [ ] to select an input mode or change
the input language.
To use other features for text input • To move the cursor, press the Navigation key.
• To delete characters one by one, press <Clear>. To
delete characters quickly, press and hold <Clear>.
• To insert a space between characters, press [0].
• To change line, press [0] three times.
• To enter punctuation marks, press [1].
Activate and send an SOS message
Use the camera
In an emergency, you can send SOS messages to your
family or friends for help.
To capture photos To activate the SOS message 2.Rotate the phone anti-clockwise to landscape view.
1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Settings → SOS
messages → Sending options.
3.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
2.Press the Confirm key to turn on the SOS message.
4.Press the Confirm key.
The photo is saved automatically.
3.Scroll down and press the Confirm key to open the
recipient list.
• In Idle mode, press and hold the Navigation key
• When the keys are locked, press the Navigation key
down four times.
7.Select a number (if necessary).
5.Select a contact.
8.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
6.Select a number (if necessary).
Activate the mobile tracker
10.Scroll down and enter the sender's name.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Security →
Mobile tracker.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Sound profiles.
2.Scroll to the profile you are using.
If you are using the silent, offline, or meeting profile,
you are not allowed to adjust the volume of the
3.Press <Edit> → Volume.
4.Scroll to Call alert.
5.Scroll left or right to adjust the volume level and
press <Save>.
To adjust the volume of voice during a call In noisy environments, you may have difficulty
hearing the calls while using the speakerphone
feature. For better audio performance, use the
normal phone mode.
Add a new contact
The memory location to save new contacts may
be preset depending on your service provider. To
change the memory location, in Menu mode, select
Contacts → <Options> → Settings → Save new
contact to → a memory location.
1.In Idle mode, enter a phone number and press the
Confirm key.
2.Select Create contact → a memory location (if
3.Select a number type (if necessary).
4.Enter contact information.
5.Press the Confirm key or press <Options> → Save
to add the contact to memory.
Send and view messages
To send a text or multimedia message 1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Create
2.Enter a recipient number and scroll down.
3.Enter your message text. See "Enter text"
For sending as a text message, skip to step 5.
For attaching multimedia, continue with step 4.
4.Press <Options> → Add multimedia and add an
5.Press the Confirm key to send the message.
6.Select a contact.
When someone inserts a new SIM card in your phone,
the mobile tracker feature will automatically send the
contact number to two recipients to help you locate and
recover your phone. To activate the mobile tracker,
Press an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
Press an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
Enter text
To make a fake call 11.Press the Confirm key → <Accept>.
Number mode Symbol mode 4.Press <Options> → Search to open your contact list.
You can also enter phone numbers including a country
code (with +) in the recipient list. Skip to step 7.
9.Press the Confirm key to save the recipients.
1.Press appropriate alphanumeric keys to enter an
entire word.
2.Press <Edit>.
4.Select a menu to change or an empty location.
To adjust the volume of the ringtone ].
Change your ringtone
2.Scroll to the profile you are using.
Adjust the volume
While a call is in progress, press the volume key to
adjust the volume.
Make a call
2.Press [
7.When you are finished selecting contacts, press the
Confirm key to save the recipients.
1.In Menu mode, select Camera.
To view photos In Menu mode, select My files → Images → a photo file.
To record videos 1.In Menu mode, select Camera.
2.Rotate the phone anti-clockwise to landscape view.
3.Press [1] to switch to the camcorder.
8.Scroll down and set the number of times to repeat the
SOS message.
4.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
9.Press <Back> → <Yes>.
5.Press the Confirm key.
To send an SOS message 6.Press <Stop> to stop recording.
The video is saved automatically.
1.With the keys locked, press [ ] four times to send an
SOS message to preset numbers.
The phone switches to SOS mode and sends the
preset SOS message.
2.To exit SOS mode, press [
To view videos In Menu mode, select My files → Videos → a video file.
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