Samsung | GT-S5550 | Samsung GT-S5550 User Manual

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service provider.
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Printed in Korea
Code No.:GH68-27271A
English (XSG). 02/2010. Rev. 1.0
GT-S5550
user manual
Instructional icons
using this
manual
Before you start, familiarise yourself with the icons
you will see in this manual:
Warning—situations that could cause
injury to yourself or others
This user manual has been specially designed to
guide you through the functions and features of your
mobile phone. To get started quickly,
refer to “introducing your mobile phone,”
“assembling and preparing your mobile phone,”
and “using basic functions.”
Caution—situations that could cause
damage to your phone or other equipment
Note—notes, usage tips, or additional
information
X
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Refer to—pages with related information;
for example: X p. 12 (represents “see
page 12”)
Copyright information
→
]
< >
Square brackets—phone keys; for
example: [
] (represents the Power/
Menu exit key)
Rights to all technologies and products that
comprise this phone are the property of their
respective owners:
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of the
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
Bluetooth QD ID: B016006
• Java™ is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
• Windows Media Player® is a registered trademark
of Microsoft Corporation.
Angled brackets—softkeys that control
different functions at each screen; for
example: <OK> (represents the OK
softkey)
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using this manual
[
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)
safety and usage information .................. 1
contents
Safety warnings .......................................... 1
Safety precautions ...................................... 4
Important usage information ....................... 6
introducing your mobile phone ............. 12
Unpack ..................................................... 12
Phone layout ............................................. 13
Keys ......................................................... 14
Display ...................................................... 15
Icons ........................................................ 16
assembling and preparing your
mobile phone ......................................... 18
Install the SIM or USIM card and battery ... 18
Charge the battery .................................... 20
Insert a memory card (optional) ................. 21
Attach a hand strap (optional) ................... 22
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using basic functions ............................ 23
using advanced functions ..................... 38
Use advanced call functions ..................... 38
Use advanced phonebook functions ......... 41
Use advanced messaging functions .......... 42
Use advanced camera functions ............... 44
Use advanced music functions ................. 48
using tools and applications ................. 52
Use the Bluetooth wireless feature ............ 52
Activate and send an SOS message ......... 54
Activate the mobile tracker ........................ 55
Use the mobile prayer feature ................... 56
Use the mobile compass .......................... 56
Make fake calls ......................................... 56
Use the voice answering feature ............... 57
Record and play voice memos .................. 58
Edit images ............................................... 59
Print images .............................................. 61
Edit videos ................................................ 61
Upload photos and videos to the web ...... 64
Use Java-powered games and
applications .............................................. 66
contents
Turn your phone on and off ....................... 23
Access menus .......................................... 24
Use the shortcut toolbar ........................... 24
Switch applications ................................... 25
Customise your phone .............................. 25
Use basic call functions ............................ 28
Send and view messages ......................... 29
Add and find contacts ............................... 31
Use basic camera functions ...................... 32
Listen to music ......................................... 34
Browse the web ........................................ 35
Use the Google services ........................... 36
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contents
Synchronise data ...................................... 67
Use the RSS reader .................................. 68
Search for data in your phone ................... 68
Create and view world clocks ................... 69
Set and use alarms ................................... 70
Use the calculator ..................................... 71
Convert currencies or measurements ........ 71
Set a countdown timer .............................. 71
Create new memos .................................. 71
Use the stopwatch .................................... 72
Create new tasks ...................................... 72
Manage your calendar .............................. 72
troubleshooting ........................................ a
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safety and
usage
information
Comply with the following precautions to avoid
dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak
performance of your mobile phone.
Safety warnings
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.
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Install mobile phones and equipment
with caution
safety and usage information
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.
Handle and dispose of batteries and
chargers with care
• 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.
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• 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.
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.
Do not use the phone if the screen is
cracked or broken
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.
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.
safety and usage information
Turn off the phone in potentially
explosive environments
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.
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Safety precautions
Drive safely at all times
safety and usage information
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.
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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.
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
Handle your phone carefully and
sensibly
• Do not disassemble your phone due to a risk of
electric shock.
safety and usage information
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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Avoid interference with other electronic
devices
safety and usage information
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.
Important usage information
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone’s internal antenna.
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.
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.
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• Disconnect chargers from power sources when
not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
• 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.
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 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.
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safety and usage information
Handle SIM cards and memory cards
with care
Ensure access to emergency services
safety and usage information
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this
model was 0.598 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.
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Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and
other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories
or literature indicates that the product and
its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset,
USB cable) should not be disposed of with other
household waste at the end of their working life. To
prevent possible harm to the environment or human
health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate these items from other types of waste and
recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable
reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer
where they purchased this product, or their local
government office, for details of where and how they
can take these items for environmentally safe
recycling.
(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.
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safety and usage information
Business users should contact their supplier and
check the terms and conditions of the purchase
contract. This product and its electronic accessories
should not be mixed with other commercial wastes
for disposal.
Correct disposal of batteries in this
product
Disclaimer
safety and usage information
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device belong to third parties and are protected by
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property laws. Such content and services are
provided solely for your personal noncommercial
use. You may not use any content or services in a
manner that has not been authorised by the content
owner or service provider. Without limiting the
foregoing, unless expressly authorised by the
applicable content owner or service provider, you
may not modify, copy, republish, upload, post,
transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works,
exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium any
content or services displayed through this device.
"THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE
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WARRANT CONTENT OR SERVICES SO
PROVIDED, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY,
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safety and usage information
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or warranty that any content or service will remain
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generality of this disclaimer, Samsung expressly
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interruption or suspension of any content or service
made available through this device.
Samsung is neither responsible nor liable for
customer service related to the content and
services. Any question or request for service relating
to the content or services should be made directly to
the respective content and service providers.
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Unpack
introducing your
mobile phone
In this section, learn about your mobile phone’s
layout, keys, display, and icons.
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Mobile phone
Battery
Travel adapter (charger)
User manual
• The items supplied with your phone may vary
depending on the software and accessories
available in your region or offered by your
service provider. You can obtain additional
accessories from your local Samsung dealer.
• The supplied accessories perform best for
your phone.
Phone layout
The front of your phone includes the following keys
and features:
Front camera lens
for video calls
Display
Flash
Multifunction
jack
4-way
navigation key
Volume key
Left softkey
Dial key
Alphanumeric
keys
Special function
keys
Speaker
Rear camera
lens
Battery cover
Right softkey
Power/Menu
exit key
Camera
Internal antenna
Confirm key
Mouthpiece
Closing the phone automatically locks the
exposed keys to prevent you from accidentally
pressing them. To unlock these keys, press
<Unlock> → <OK>.
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introducing your mobile phone
Earpiece
The rear of your phone includes the following keys
and features:
Keys
Key
Key
Softkeys
introducing your mobile phone
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Function
Perform actions indicated at the
bottom of the display
Power/
Menu exit
Function
Turn the phone on and off (press
and hold); End a call; In Menu
mode, cancel input and return to
Idle mode
Alphanumeric
Enter numbers, letters and special
characters; In Idle mode, press and
hold [1] to access voice mails and
[0] to enter an international call prefix
Confirm
Select the highlighted menu option
or confirm an input; In Idle mode,
access Menu mode (depending on
your service provider or region, the
key may perform differently)
Special
function
Enter special characters or perform
special functions; In Idle mode,
press and hold [ ] for the silent
profile; Press and hold [ ] to enter
a pause between numbers
Make or answer a call; In Idle mode,
retrieve recently dialled, missed, or
received numbers
Volume
Adjust the phone’s volume
Dial
4-way
navigation
Scroll through menu options; In Idle
mode, access user-defined menus
(depending on your service
provider, pre-defined menus may
differ)
Key
Camera
Display
Your phone’s display consists of three areas:
Icon line
Displays various icons
introducing your mobile phone
Function
In Idle mode, turn on the camera
(press and hold); In Camera mode,
take a photo or record a video; If
you change the key function, open
the application switch window to
access other applications without
exiting the current application
Text and graphic area
Displays messages,
instructions, and
information you enter
Softkey line
Displays the current actions
assigned to each softkey
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Icons
Icon
Learn about the icons that appear on your display.
Icon
introducing your mobile phone
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Definition
Connecting to secured web page
Definition
Call diverting activated
Signal strength
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
GPRS network connected
Connected with PC
EDGE network connected
Alarm activated
UMTS network connected
Bluetooth activated
HSDPA network connected
Memory card inserted
Voice call in progress
Music playback in progress
Video call in progress
Music playback paused
SOS message feature activated
FM radio on
Browsing the web
FM radio suspended
Icon
Definition
New text message (SMS)
New multimedia message (MMS)
introducing your mobile phone
New email message
New voice message
New voice mail message
Normal profile activated
Silent profile activated
Battery power level
Current time
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