Samsung | GT-S3100 | Samsung GT-S3100 User Manual

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Safety warnings
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Keep your phone away from small children and
Keep your phone and all accessories out of the reach of
small children or pets. Small parts may cause choking or
serious injury if swallowed.
Protect your hearing
Listening to a headset at high volumes can
damage your hearing. Use only the minimum
volume setting necessary to hear your
conversation or music.
Install mobile phones and equipment with
• Some contents in this manual may differ from your phone
depending on the software of the phone or your service
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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
Comply with the following precautions to prevent danger or legal actions and ensure peak performance from your mobile phone.
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 refueling 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, transfer areas and blasting
areas. Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases,
or explosive materials in the same compartment as the
phone, its parts, or accessories.
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.
Avoid interference with pacemakers
Do not use the phone if the screen is cracked or
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.
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hand
and face. Bring the phone to a Samsung service center
to replace the screen. Damage caused by careless
handling will void your manufacturer's warranty.
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
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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 color
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.
• 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
Avoid interference with other electronic devices
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
Important usage information
• 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.
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone's internal antenna.
Internal antenna
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-colored contacts or terminals with
your fingers or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card with
a soft cloth.
Allow only qualified personnel to service your
Allowing non-qualified personnel to service your phone
may result in damage to your phone and will void your
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 watts
per kilogram.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this
model was 0.384 watts per kilogram. 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.
Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your phone may not be possible in
some areas or circumstances. Before traveling in remote
or areas without signal coverage, plan an alternate
method of contacting emergency services personnel.
Correct disposal of this product
Correct disposal of batteries in 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.
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.
(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.
Phone layout
4-way navigation key
In ldle mode, access user-defined
menus, make a fake call (down),
or scroll through the shortcuts
(left/right); In Menu mode, scroll
through menu options
► Make fake calls
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 dialed,
missed, or received numbers
Voice mail service key
In ldle mode, access voice mails
(press and hold)
Perform actions indicated at the
bottom of the display
Confirm key
In Idle mode, access Menu mode
or select a menu on the shortcuts
toolbar; In Idle mode, launch the
web browser (press and hold); In
Menu mode, select the highlighted
menu option or confirm an input
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
Alphanumeric keys
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:
Signal strength
GPRS network
EDGE network
New text message
New multimedia
message (MMS)
New voice mail
Call in progress
New email message
Call diverting active
FM radio on
SOS message
feature activated
Music playback in
Alarm activated
Music playback in
Connecting to
secured web page
Memory card inserted
Roaming (outside of
normal service area)
Normal profile
Silent profile
Java activated
Bluetooth activated
Synchronized with
Battery power level
Current time
Install the SIM card and battery
Insert a memory card (optional)
1.Remove the battery and cover then insert the SIM
Your phone accepts microSD™ or microSDHC™
memory cards up to 4 GB (depending on memory card
manufacturer and type).
SIM card
Battery cover
Formatting the memory card on a PC may cause
incompatibility with your phone. Format the memory card
only on the phone.
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
2.Unlock the memory card cover.
3.Lift the memory card cover and insert a memory card
with the label side facing up.
Memory card
Memory card
Access menus
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
1.Remove the battery cover and battery.
2.Insert the battery and replace the battery cover.
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)
Turn your phone on or off
To turn your phone on,
Charge the battery
1.Plug the supplied travel
Instructional icons
4.Close and lock the memory card cover.
2.When charging is
finished, unplug the
travel adapter.
5.Replace the battery and battery cover.
1.Press and hold [
2.Enter your PIN and press <Confirm> (if necessary).
3.When the setup wizard opens, customize your phone
as desired by following the screen.
To turn your phone off, repeat step 1 above.
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.
4.Scroll left or right to a ringtone category.
5.Select a ringtone.
6.Press <Save>.
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.
Call a recently dialed 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.
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>.
In Idle mode, scroll left or right to the menu you want and
press the Confirm key.
Enter text
To change the text input mode
4.Press the Confirm key to view details of the call or
] to dial the number.
Use the shortcut toolbar
• Press and hold [ ] to switch to Symbol mode.
• Press [ ] to change case in English input modes.
T9 mode
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 <Clear>. To
delete all of the characters, press and hold <Clear>.
• To insert a space between characters, press [ ].
• To enter punctuation marks in English modes, press [1].
Make a call
1.In Idle mode, enter an area code and a phone
1.In Idle mode, enter a phone number and press
2.Press <Options> → Edit.
2.Select Save → a memory location (phone or SIM) →
2.When the word displays correctly, press [ ] to insert
a space. If the correct word does not display, press
[0] to select an alternate word.
3.Select a number type (if necessary).
5.Press <Save>, or press <Options> → Save.
4.Select Delete User Data.
5.Enter your mobile tracker password and press
5.Press <Yes>.
A call log list, contacts, and all messages of the
remote phone will be deleted.
7.Scroll down and press the Confirm key to open the
recipient list.
8.Press the Confirm key to open your contact list.
9.Select to a contact.
10.Select a number (if necessary).
11.Press the Confirm key to save the recipients.
12.Scroll down and enter the sender's name.
13.Press the Confirm key → <Accept>.
To change the password for the mobile tracker, select
Change Mobile tracker 2.0 Password.
To access a remote phone
If a remote phone has the mobile tracker 2.0 feature
and it is activated, you can delete data, forward calls,
and get location information of the remote phone.
To delete data on the remote phone,
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Security →
Mobile Tracker 2.0 → Access Remote Phone.
2.Enter the phone number of the remote phone and
scroll down.
3.Enter the mobile tracker password of the remote
phone and press <OK>.
To send a text or multimedia message
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.
Change your ringtone
4.Enter contact information.
5.Press <Save>, or press <Options> → Save to add
the contact to memory.
To forward calls to another phone,
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Security →
Mobile Tracker 2.0 → Access Remote Phone.
2.Enter the phone number of the remote phone and
scroll down.
3.Enter the mobile tracker password of the remote
phone and press <OK>.
4.Select Set call diverting.
5.Enter the phone number to which incoming calls of
the remote phone will be forwarded.
6.Press <Options> → Activate.
All incoming calls of the remote phone will be
forwarded to the new phone number.
Activate and send an SOS message
In an emergency, you can send SOS messages to your
family or friends for help.
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 set the number of times to repeat the
SOS message.
10.Press <Save> → <Yes>.
1.With the phone closed and the keys locked, press the
Volume key 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 [
Use the camera
To capture photos
1.In Menu mode, select Camera to turn on the camera.
2.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
3.Press the Confirm key to take a photo.
6.When you are finished chatting, press <Options> →
End chat.
7.Press <Yes>.
2.Enter a recipient number and scroll down.
Make fake calls
3.Enter your message text. ► 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 <Options> → Send to send the message.
To view text or multimedia messages
1.In Menu mode, select Messages → My messages
→ Inbox.
Use the Bluetooth messenger
Learn to chat with your family or friends instantly via the
Bluetooth wireless feature.
1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Bluetooth
2.Press <Options> → Search Bluetooth contact .
3.Press <Yes> to turn on the Bluetooth wireless feature
(if necessary).
4.Press <Back> to take another photo (step 2).
You can simulate an incoming call when you want to get
out of meetings or unwanted conversations.
To make a fake call,
• In Idle mode, press and hold the Navigation key
• With the phone closed and the keys locked, press
the Navigation key down four times.
Activate the mobile tracker 2.0
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,
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Security →
Mobile Tracker 2.0.
2.Press <OK> to set a phone password.
3.Enter your phone password and press <OK>.
The first time you access a menu that requires a
password, you will be prompted to create and confirm
a password.
• Left: Restart playback; 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 Menu mode, select Camera to turn on the camera.
2.Press [1] to switch to Recording mode.
3.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
4.Press the Confirm key to start recording.
To send an SOS message
5.Enter your message and press the Confirm key.
1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Create new
message → Message.
4.Scroll to a device and press <Select>.
4.Select Settings.
6.Scroll left or right to On.
5.Press <Save> twice.
] to dial the number.
2.Select a text or multimedia message.
Add a new contact
1.Press the appropriate alphanumeric keys to enter an
entire word.
4.Press <Options> → Open to select submenus (if
4.Scroll left or right to adjust the volume level.
While a call is in progress, press the Volume key up or
down to adjust the volume.
Send and view messages
ABC mode
Press an appropriate alphanumeric key until the
character you want appears on the display.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Display and
light → Shortcuts toolbar.
3.Select your favorite menus.
3.Press <Options> → Edit → Call alert volume.
2.Scroll to the profile you are using.
• Press and hold [ ] to select an input mode.
Depending on your region, you may be able to
access an input mode for your specific language.
To add menus on the shortcut toolbar
If you are using the silent or offline profile, you are not
allowed to adjust the volume of the ringtone.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Phone profiles.
To access a menu from the shortcut toolbar
To switch to another profile, select it from the list.
To adjust the volume of the ringtone
3.Press <Select>, <OK>, or the Confirm key to confirm
the highlighted option.
o not remove the battery from the phone before
unplugging the travel adapter first. Otherwise, the phone
may be damaged.
3.Press <Options> → Edit → Voice call ringtone.
Adjust the volume
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Phone profiles.
2.Press [
If you are using the silent or offline profile, you are not
allowed to change the ringtone.
2.Use the Navigation key to scroll to a menu or option.
3.To end the call, press [
To AC power outlet
Answer a call
5.Press <
> to stop recording.
6.Press <
> to record another video (step 3).
To view videos
In Menu mode, select My files → Videos → My video
clips → a video file.
Listen to music
Listen to the FM radio
1.Plug the supplied headset into the phone.
2.In Menu mode, select Applications → FM radio.
3.Press the Confirm key to start the FM radio.
4.Press <Yes> to start automatic tuning.
The radio scans and saves available stations
The first time you turn on the FM radio, you will be
prompted to start automatic tuning.
5.Control the FM radio using the following keys:
1.In Menu mode, select Music.
Turn the FM radio on or off
2.Select a music category → a music file.
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
favorite list
3.Control playback using the following keys:
Pause or resume playback
Adjust the volume
6.To turn off the FM radio, press the Confirm key.
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