Samsung | GT-S3550 | Samsung GT-S3550 User Manual

GT-S3550
safety and usage information
Safety warnings
Mobile Phone
user manual
Keep your phone away from small children and
pets
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 : B016358
www.samsungmobile.com
Printed in Korea
Code No.:GH68-27361A
English (EU). 11/2010. Rev. 1.2
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.
Install mobile phones and equipment with
caution
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
rapidly.
• 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
damage.
• 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
time.
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.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers
with care
Turn off the phone in potentially explosive
environments
• 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.
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
broken
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 centre
to replace the screen. Damage caused by careless
handling will void your manufacturer's warranty.
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-coloured 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
phone
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your phone
may result in damage to your phone and will void your
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
personnel.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) certification
information
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.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this
model was 0.568 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.
The Declaration of Conformity of this manual
demonstrates your phones compliance with the
European Radio & Terminal Telecommunications
Equipment (R&TTE) directive. 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 travelling in
remote or undeveloped areas, 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
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.
(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.
This EEE is compliant with RoHS.
Comply with the following precautions to avoid dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak performance of your mobile phone.
Phone layout
1
4-way navigation key
Scroll through menu options; In
Idle mode, access user-defined
menus
Depending on your service provider,
the default home screen or predefined menus may differ
2
1
5
2
6
3
4
7
8
9
10
Volume key
In ldle mode, adjust the key tone
volume; Send an SOS message
► Activate and send an SOS
message
3
Dial key
Make or answer a call; In Idle
mode, retrieve recently dialled,
missed, or received numbers
4
Voice mail service key
In ldle mode, access voice mails
(press and hold)
5
Softkeys
Perform actions indicated at the
bottom of the display
6
Confirm key
Select the highlighted menu option
or confirm an input; In Idle mode,
launch the web browser or access
Menu mode
Depending on your service provider
or region, the key may perform
differently
7
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
8
Camera key
In Idle mode, turn on the camera
(press and hold); In Camera mode,
take a photo or record a video
9
Alphanumeric keys
10
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
connected
EDGE network
connected
Icon
Description
New multimedia
message (MMS)
New voice mail
message
New email message
Call in progress
FM radio on
Call diverting
activated
FM radio suspended
SOS message
feature activated
Music playback in
progress
Alarm activated
Music playback
paused
Connecting to
secured web page
Memory card inserted
Roaming (outside of
normal service area)
Normal profile
activated
Bluetooth activated
Silent profile
activated
Synchronised with
PC
Battery power level
New text message
(SMS)
Current time
Install the SIM card and battery
Insert a memory card (optional)
1.Remove the battery cover and insert the SIM card.
Battery cover
SIM card
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.
2.Insert the battery and replace the battery cover.
1.Remove the battery cover and battery.
2.Unlock the memory card cover.
Memory card
cover
Battery
3.Lift the memory card cover and insert a memory card
with the label side facing up.
Charge the battery
1.Plug the supplied travel
adapter.
2.When charging is
finished, unplug the
travel adapter.
To AC power outlet
o not remove the battery from the phone before
D
unplugging the travel adapter first. Otherwise, the phone
may be damaged.
Change your ringtone
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Sound 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 <Edit> → Voice call ringtone.
4.Select a memory location → 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.
Instructional icons
Memory card
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/Menu exit key)
<
>
Angled brackets: softkeys that control different
functions at each screen; for example: <OK>
(represents the OK softkey)
]
Customise the smart home screen
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.
Access the smart home idle 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
provider.
• Shortcuts toolbar: access your favourite
applications. You can customise the shortcut toolbar
as desired.
• My buddies: access contacts that are saved in the
favourite number list.
• PIMs ticker: access upcoming calendar events and
tasks.
• Monthly calendar: view the monthly calendar.
Answer a call
To access your phone's menus,
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu> to access Menu mode.
1.When a call comes in, press [
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 [ ] to
return to Idle mode.
• 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.
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.
To turn your phone off, repeat step 1 above.
4.Close and lock the memory card cover.
5.Replace the battery and battery cover.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Display → Smart
home.
2.Press <Edit>.
3.Select the items to display on the smart home
screen.
4.Press <Options> → <Save>.
5.Press the Confirm key.
Access menus
• Single clock: view the current time and date.
• Dual clock: view your home clock and a world clock.
Customise the shortcut toolbar
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Display → Smart
home.
2.Press <Edit>.
3.Scroll to Shortcuts toolbar and press <Options> →
Edit shortcuts.
4.Select a menu to change or an empty location and
press <Edit>.
5.Select the menus you want.
Press <Options> → Open to select submenus (if
necessary).
6.Press <Save>, or press <Options> → Save.
Make a call
ABC 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
number.
Symbol mode
Press an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
symbol.
• 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 enter punctuation marks in English input modes,
press [1].
Enter text
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 access writing options.
Adjust the volume
To adjust the volume of the ringtone
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Sound profiles.
2.Scroll to the profile you are using.
If you are using the silent or offline profile, you are not
allowed to adjust the volume of the ringtone.
3.Press <Edit> → Volume → Call alert.
4.Scroll left or right to adjust the volume level and
press <Save>.
To adjust the volume of voice during a call
While a call is in progress, press [ / ] to adjust the
volume.
In noisy environments, you may have difficulty hearing
the calls while using the speakerphone feature. For
better audio performance, use the normal phone mode.
1.In Idle mode, enter an area code and a phone
number.
2.Press [ ] to dial the number.
3.To end the call, press [ ].
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.
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 Phonebook
→ <Options> → Settings → Save new contact to → a
memory location.
T9 mode
].
1.In Idle mode, enter a phone number and press
<Options>.
2.Select Add to Phonebook → Create contact → a
memory location (if necessary).
3.Select a number type (if necessary).
4.Enter contact information.
5.Press <Save> 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
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 5.
For attaching multimedia, continue with step 4.
4.Press <Options> → Add multimedia and add an
item.
5.Press the Confirm key to send the message.
To view text or multimedia messages
1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Inbox.
2.Select a text or multimedia message.
1.Press the appropriate alphanumeric keys to enter an
entire word.
Make fake calls
You can simulate an incoming call when you want to get
out of meetings or unwanted conversations.
You must set a shortcut key to make a fake call. In Menu
mode, select Settings → Phone → Shortcuts and set a
shortcut key for Fake call. To set and use a shortcut key,
you must deactivate the smart home screen.
To make a fake call
• In Idle mode, press and hold the shortcut key.
• With the phone closed and the keys locked, press
the shortcut key four times.
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,
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Security →
Mobile tracker.
2.Enter your password and press <OK>.
The first time you access Mobile tracker, you will be
prompted to create and confirm a password.
3.Press the Confirm key to turn on the mobile tracker
feature.
4.Scroll down and press the Confirm key to open the
recipient list.
5.Press <Options> → Phonebook to open your
contact list.
6.Select a contact.
7.Select a number (if necessary).
8.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
<Select>.
9.Press the Confirm key to save the recipients.
10.Scroll down and enter the sender's name.
11.Press <Save> → <Accept>.
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 → Settings →
SOS messages → Sending options.
2.Press the Confirm key to turn on the SOS message.
3.Scroll down and press the Confirm key to open the
recipient list.
4.Press <Options> → Search to open your contact
list.
5.Select a contact.
6.Select a number (if necessary).
7.When you are finished selecting contacts, press the
Confirm key to save the recipients.
8.Scroll down and set the number of times to repeat the
SOS message.
9.Press <Back> → <Yes>.
To send an SOS message
1.With the phone closed and 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 [ ].
Use the camera
To capture photos
1.In Idle mode, press and hold [ ] to turn on the
camera.
2.Rotate the phone anti-clockwise to landscape view.
3.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
adjustments.
4.Press the Confirm key or [ ] to take a photo. The
photo is saved automatically.
To view photos
In Menu mode, select My files → Images → a photo file.
To capture videos
1.In Idle mode, press and hold [ ] to turn on the
camera.
2.Rotate the phone anti-clockwise to landscape view.
3.Press [1] to switch to Recording mode.
4.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
adjustments.
5.Press the Confirm key or [ ] to start recording.
6.Press < > or [ ] to stop recording. The video is
saved automatically.
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE)
declare under our sole responsibility that the product
GSM Mobile Phone : GT-S3550
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards and/or
other normative documents.
SAFETYEN 60950-1 : 2006+A11:2009
EN 50332-1 : 2000
To view videos
In Menu mode, select My files → Videos → a video file.
Listen to music
1.In Menu mode, select Music → Library.
2.Select a music category → a music file.
3.Control playback using the following keys:
Key
Function
Confirm
Pause or resume playback
/
Navigation
Adjust the volume
• Left: Restart playback; Skip backward (press
within 2 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: Change the repeat mode
Samsung Electronics
We,
EMC
EN 301 489-01 V1.8.1 (04-2008)
EN 301 489-07 V1.3.1 (11-2005)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1 (05-2009)
SAR
EN 50360 : 2001
EN 62209-1 : 2006
RADIO
EN 301 511 V9.0.2 (03-2003)
EN 300 328 V1.7.1 (10-2006)
We hereby declare that [all essential radio test suites have been carried out and that]
the above named product is in conformity to all the essential requirements of Directive
1999/5/EC.
The conformity assessment procedure referred to in Article 10 and detailed in Annex[IV]
of Directive 1999/5/EC has been followed with the involvement of the following Notified
Body(ies):
BABT, Forsyth House,
Churchfield Road,
Walton-on-Thames,
Surrey, KT12 2TD, UK*
Identification mark: 0168
The technical documentation kept at :
Samsung Electronics QA Lab.
which will be made available upon request.
(Representative in the EU)
Samsung Electronics Euro QA Lab.
Blackbushe Business Park, Saxony Way,
Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6GG, UK*
2010.11.16
(place and date of issue)
Joong-Hoon Choi / Lab Manager
(name and signature of authorised person)
* It is not the address of Samsung Service Centre. For the address or the phone
number of Samsung Service Centre, see the warranty card or contact the retailer
where you purchased your product.
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