Samsung | GT-S3600I | Samsung GT-S3600I User Manual

GT- S3600i
safety and usage information
Safety warnings
Mobile Phone
user manual
Keep your phone away from small children and
Keep your phone and all accessories out of the reach
of small children or animals. Small parts may cause
choking or serious injury if swallowed.
Protect your hearing
Excessive exposure to sound at high volumes
can cause hearing damage. 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.
• Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your
phone depending on the software of the phone or your
service provider.
• Bluetooth QD ID : B016010
Printed in Korea
Code No.:GH68-26482A
English (SEA). 11/2009. Rev. 1.0
Turn off the phone or disable the wireless
functions when in an aircraft
Your phone can cause interference with aircraft
equipment. Follow all airline regulations and turn off
your phone or switch to a mode that disables the
wireless functions when directed by airline personnel.
Protect batteries and chargers from damage
• Avoid exposing batteries to very cold or very hot
temperatures (below 0° C/32° F or above 45° C/
113° F). Extreme temperatures can reduce the
charging capacity and life of your 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.
Handle your phone carefully and sensibly
• Do not disassemble your phone due to a risk of
electric shock.
• Do not allow your phone to get wet—liquids can
cause serious damage and will change the colour
of the label that indicates water damage inside
the phone. Do not handle your phone with wet
hands. Water damage to your phone can void your
manufacturer's warranty.
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.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers
with care
Turn off the phone in potentially explosive
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers
specifically designed for your phone.
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious
injuries or damage to your phone.
• Never dispose of batteries or phones in a fire. Follow
all local regulations when disposing of used batteries
or phones.
• Never place batteries or phones on or in heating
devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or
radiators. Batteries may explode when overheated.
• Never crush or puncture the battery. Avoid exposing
the battery to high external pressure, which can lead to
an internal short circuit and overheating.
Do not use your phone at refuelling points (service
stations) or near fuels or chemicals. Turn off your phone
whenever directed by warning signs or instructions.
Your phone could cause explosions or fire in and around
fuel or chemical storage and transfer areas or blasting
areas. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases,
or explosive materials in the same compartment as the
phone, its parts, or accessories.
Avoid interference with pacemakers
Maintain a minimum of 15 cm (6 inches) between mobile
phones and pacemakers to avoid potential interference,
as recommended by manufacturers and the independent
research group, Wireless Technology Research. If you
have any reason to suspect that your phone is interfering
with a pacemaker or other medical device, turn off the
phone immediately and contact the manufacturer of the
pacemaker or medical device for guidance.
Install mobile phones and equipment with
Ensure that any mobile phones or related equipment
installed in your vehicle are securely mounted. Avoid
placing your phone and accessories near or in an air
bag deployment area. Improperly installed wireless
equipment can cause serious injury when air bags inflate
• Avoid using or storing your phone in dusty, dirty areas
to prevent damage to moving parts.
• Your phone is a complex electronic device—protect
it from impacts and rough handling to avoid serious
• Do not paint your phone, as paint can clog moving
parts and prevent proper operation.
• If your phone has a camera flash or light, avoid using it
close to the eyes of children or animals.
• Your phone may be damaged by exposure to magnetic
fields. Do not use carrying cases or accessories with
magnetic closures or allow your phone to come in
contact with magnetic fields for extended periods of
Important usage information
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone's internal antenna.
Internal antenna
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
While using your phone, hold the phone 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.
Do not use the phone if the screen is cracked or
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hand
and face. Bring the phone to a Samsung service centre
to replace the screen. Damage caused by careless
handling will void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Handle SIM cards and memory cards with care
• Do not remove a card while the phone is transferring
or accessing information, as this could result in loss of
data and/or damage to the card or phone.
• Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and
electrical noise from other devices.
• Frequent writing and erasing will shorten the life span
of memory cards.
• 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
Allow only qualified personnel to service your
Avoid interference with other electronic devices
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your phone
may result in damage to your phone and will void your
Your phone emits radio frequency (RF) signals that
may interfere with unshielded or improperly shielded
electronic equipment, such as pacemakers, hearing
aids, medical devices, and other electronic devices in
homes or vehicles. Consult the manufacturers of your
electronic devices to solve any interference problems
you experience.
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 use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not
in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
Emergency calls from your phone 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.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) certification
Your phone 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
phones that exceed a maximum exposure level (known
as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 W/kg.
Phone layout
4-way navigation key
Scroll through options; In ldle
mode, access user-defined menus
or turn on the camera (down); In
Menu mode, scroll through menu
Depending on your service provider,
pre-defined menus may differ
Safety precautions
Drive safely at all times
Avoid using your phone while driving and obey all
regulations that restrict the use of mobile phones while
driving. Use hands-free accessories to increase your
safety when possible.
Follow all safety warnings and regulations
Comply with any regulations that restrict the use of a
mobile phone in a certain area.
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your
phone or cause injury.
Turn off the phone near medical equipment
Your phone can interfere with medical equipment in
hospitals or health care facilities. Follow all regulations,
posted warnings, and directions from medical
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this
model was 0.202 W/kg. In normal use, the actual
SAR is likely to be much lower, as the phone 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
phone reduces your overall exposure to RF energy.
For more information about the SAR and related EU
standards, visit the Samsung mobile phone website.
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection
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.
Install the SIM card and battery
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.
Comply with the following precautions to avoid dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak performance of your mobile phone.
Confirm key
Select the highlighted menu option
or confirm an input;
In Idle mode, launch the web
browser (press and hold) or
access Menu mode
Depending on your service provider
or region, the key may perform
My Menu key
In Idle mode, access My Menu
Volume key
In ldle mode, adjust the key tone
volume; Send an SOS message
► Activate and send an SOS
Dial key
Make or answer a call; In Idle
mode, retrieve recently dialled,
missed, or received numbers
Voice mail service key
In ldle mode, access voice mails
(press and hold)
Your phone displays the following status indicators on
the top of the screen:
Icon Description
Alphanumeric keys
Signal strength
GPRS network
Perform actions indicated at the
bottom of the display
Organiser key
In Idle mode, access organiser
Power/Menu exit key
Turn the phone on and off (press
and hold); End a call;
In Menu mode, cancel input and
return to Idle mode
Delete key
Delete characters or items in an
Silent profile key
In ldle mode, activate or deactivate
the silent profile (press and hold)
EDGE network
Call in progress
Call diverting
Icon Description
New text message
New multimedia
message (MMS)
1.Remove the battery cover and insert the SIM card.
Battery cover
SIM card
2.Insert the battery and replace the battery cover.
New voice mail
New email message
FM radio on
SOS message feature
Music playback in
Alarm activated
Memory card inserted
Charge the battery
Connecting to
secured web page
Normal profile
Roaming (outside of
the service area)
1.Plug the supplied travel
Silent profile activated
Bluetooth activated
Battery power level
Bluetooth handsfree kit or headset
Current time
2.When charging is
finished, unplug the
travel adapter.
To AC power outlet
o not remove the battery from the phone before
unplugging the travel adapter first. Otherwise, the phone
may be damaged.
Insert a memory card (optional)
Instructional icons
Your phone accepts microSD™ or microSDHC™
memory cards up to 8 GB (depending on memory card
manufacturer and type).
Formatting the memory card on a PC may cause
incompatibility with your phone. Format the memory
card only on the phone.
1.Open the cover to the memory card slot on the side
of the phone.
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 new message
(represents Messages, followed by Create new
Square brackets: phone keys; for example: [
(represents the Power/Menu exit key)
Angled brackets: softkeys that control different
functions at each screen; for example: <OK>
(represents the OK softkey)
2.Insert a memory card with the label side facing up.
Memory card
Memory card cover
3.Push the memory card in the memory card slot until
it locks in place.
Turn your phone on or off
To turn your phone on,
1.Press and hold [
2.Enter your PIN and press <Confirm> (if necessary).
3.When the setup wizard opens, customise your phone
as desired by following the screen.
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 the shortcut toolbar is activated, you cannot use
the Confirm key to access Menu mode.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Phone profiles.
2.Scroll to the profile you are using.
If you are using the silent or offline profile, you are not
allowed to change the ringtone.
3.Press <Options> → Edit → Voice call ringtone.
4.Scroll left or right to a ringtone category.
5.Select a ringtone.
T9 mode
1.Press appropriate alphanumeric keys to enter an
entire word.
2.When the word displays correctly, press [ ] to insert
a space. If the correct word does not display, select
an alternate word from the list that appears.
ABC mode
6.Press <Save>.
To switch to another profile, select it from the list.
Call a recently dialled number
1.In Idle mode, press [
• Press and hold [ ] to switch to Symbol mode.
2.Scroll left or right to a call type.
3.Scroll up or down to select a number or name.
4.Press the Confirm key to view details of the call or
] to dial the number.
Enter text
To change the text input mode
• Press and hold [ ] to change the Input mode.
Press an appropriate alphanumeric key until the
character you want appears on the display.
Number mode
Press an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
Symbol mode
Press an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
• To move the cursor, press the Navigation key.
• To delete characters one by one, press the Delete
key. To delete all of the characters, press and hold the
Delete key.
• To insert a space between characters, press [ ].
• To enter punctuation marks in English input modes,
press [1].
Adjust the volume
To adjust the volume of the ringtone
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Phone profiles.
3.Press <Select>, <OK>, or the Confirm key to confirm
the highlighted option.
2.Scroll to the phone profile you are using.
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.
If you are using the silent or offline profile, you are not
allowed to adjust the volume of the ringtone.
1.In Idle mode, enter an area code and a phone
You can use the shortcut toolbar to access your
favourite menus.
To access a menu from the shortcut toolbar
In Idle mode, scroll left or right to the menu you want
and press the Confirm key.
To add menus on the shortcut toolbar
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Display and
light → Shortcuts toolbar.
2.Press <Options> → Edit.
3.Press <Options> → Edit → Call alert volume.
3.Select your favourite menus.
4.Scroll left or right to adjust the volume level.
4.Press <Options> → Open to select submenus (if
5.Press <Save> twice.
To adjust the volume of voice during a call
While a call is in progress, press [ / ] to adjust the
Make 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.
5.Press <Save>, or press <Options> → Save.
To deactivate the shortcut toolbar
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Display and
light → Home screen → Shortcuts toolbar.
2.Scroll left or right to Off.
3. Press <Save>.
] to dial the number.
3.To end the call, press [
• Press [ ] to change case.
2.Use the Navigation key to scroll to a menu or option.
2.Press [
Change your ringtone
Use the shortcut toolbar
While using the shortcut toolbar, you cannot use the
Confirm key to launch the web browser and access the
Menu mode.
Add a new contact
6.Enter a subject.
The memory location to save new contacts may be
preset depending on your service provider. To change
the memory location, in Menu mode, select Phonebook
→ Management → Save new contacts to → a memory
1.In Idle mode, enter a phone number and press
2.Select Save → a memory location (if necessary) →
3.Select a number type (if necessary).
4.Enter contact information.
7.Press <Options> → Send to send the message.
To view text or multimedia messages
1.In Menu mode, select Messages → My messages
→ Inbox.
2.Select a text or multimedia message.
Make fake calls
You can simulate an incoming call when you want to get
out of meetings or unwanted conversations.
To make a fake call
5.Press <Save>, or press <Options> → Save to add
the contact to memory.
In Idle mode, press and hold the Navigation key down.
Send and view messages
Use the Bluetooth wireless feature
To send a text or multimedia message
1.In Menu mode, select Messages →
Create new message → Message.
2.Enter a recipient number and scroll down.
3.Enter your message text. ► Enter text
For sending as a text message, skip to step 7.
For attaching multimedia, continue with step 4.
4.Press <Options> → Add multimedia and add an
To turn on the Bluetooth wireless feature
1.In Menu mode, select Applications → Bluetooth.
2.Press <Options> → Settings.
3.Scroll left or right to On.
4.To allow other devices to locate your phone, scroll
down to My phone’s visibility → an option.
To find and pair with other Bluetooth-enabled
1.In Menu mode, select Applications → Bluetooth.
2.Press <Options> → Search.
3.Scroll to a device and press <Select>.
4.Enter a PIN for the Bluetooth wireless feature or the
other device’s Bluetooth PIN, if it has one, and press
When the owner of the other device enters the same
code or accepts the connection, pairing is complete.
You may not need to enter a PIN depending on the
To send data using the Bluetooth wireless feature
1.Select the file or item from one of your phone’s
applications that you want to send.
2.Press <Options> → Send via or Send namecard
via → Bluetooth (when sending contact data,
specify which data to send).
To receive data using the Bluetooth wireless feature
1.Enter the PIN for the Bluetooth wireless feature and
press <OK> (if necessary).
5.Press <Save>.
2.Press <Yes> to confirm that you are willing to
receive data from the device (if necessary).
4.Press the Confirm key to start recording.
Listen to the FM radio
5.Press <Options> → Advanced → Add subject.
Activate the mobile tracker
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,
• By setting the options in Access remote phone, you
can retrieve contacts, delete data on your lost phone,
or receive calls to the phone or the phone’s location
information from the specified phone.
• To change the password for the mobile tracker, select
Change Mobile Tracker 2.0 password.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Security →
Mobile Tracker 2.0.
Activate and send an SOS message
2.Enter your phone password (4 to 8 digits) and press
In an emergency, you can send SOS messages to your
family or friends for help.
The first time you access a menu that requires a
password, you will be prompted to create and confirm
a password.
3.Select Settings.
4. Enter the password for the mobile tracker (8 digits)
and press <Confirm>.
5.Scroll left or right to On.
6.Scroll down and press the Confirm key to open the
recipient list.
7.Press the Confirm key to open your contact list.
8.Press <Options> → Select to select a contact.
9.Select a number (if necessary).
10. Press <Options> → OK to save the recipients.
11. Scroll down and enter the sender's name.
12. Press the Confirm key → <Accept>.
To activate the SOS message
1.In Menu mode, select Messages → SOS messages
→ Sending options.
2.Scroll left or right to On.
3.Scroll down and press the Confirm key to open the
recipient list.
4.Press the Confirm key to open your contact list.
5.Select a contact.
6.Select a number (if necessary).
7.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
<Options> → Select.
8.Press the Confirm key to save the recipients.
9.Scroll down and scroll left or right to set the number
of times to repeat the SOS message.
10.Press <Save> → <Yes>.
To send an SOS message
1.With the phone closed and press [ / ] four times to
send an SOS message to preset numbers.
The phone switches to SOS mode and sends the
preset SOS message.
5.Press <
> to stop recording.
6.Press <
> to record another video (step 3).
2.To exit SOS mode, press [
In Menu mode, select My files → Videos → My video
clips → a video file.
Use the camera
To capture photos
To view videos
1.In Menu mode, select Music.
2.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
3.Control playback using the following keys:
4.Press <Back> to take another photo (step 2).
2.Select a music category → a music file.
Pause or resume playback
Adjust the volume
• Left: Skip backward (press within 3 seconds);
Scan backward in a file (press and hold)
• Right: Skip forward; Scan forward in a file
(press and hold)
• Up: Open the playlist
• Down: Stop playback
To view photos
In Menu mode, select My files → Images → My photos
→ a photo file.
To capture videos
1.In Idle mode, press the Navigation key down to turn
on the camera.
2.Press [1] to switch to Recording mode.
3.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
2.In Menu mode, select Applications → FM radio.
3.Press the Confirm key to start the FM radio.
4.Press <Yes> to start self tuning.
The radio scans and saves available stations
Listen to music
1.In Idle mode, press the Navigation key down to turn
on the camera.
3.Press the Confirm key to take a photo.
1.Plug the supplied headset into the phone.
The first time you turn on the FM radio, you will be
prompted to start self tuning.
5.Control the FM radio using the following keys:
Turn the FM radio on or off
Adjust the volume
• Left/Right: Tune a radio station; Select a
saved radio station (press and hold)
• Up/Down: Select a radio station saved in
favourite list
6.To turn off the FM radio, press the Confirm key.
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