Samsung | SGH-L170 | Samsung SGH-L170 User Manual

* Depending on the software installed or your service provider or country, some of the descriptions in this guide
may not match your phone exactly.
* Depending on your country, your phone and accessories may appear different from the illustrations in this guide.
World Wide Web
Printed in Korea
Code No.:GH68-17259A
English (SEA). 01/2008. Rev. 1.0
User's Guide
Drive safely at all times
Do not use a hand-held phone while driving. Park
your vehicle first.
Important safety
Failure to comply with the following
precautions may be dangerous or illegal.
Copyright information
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of
the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
Bluetooth QD ID: B013374
• JavaTM is a trademark or registered
trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
• Windows Media Player® is a registered
trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Switch off the phone when refuelling
Do not use the phone at a refuelling point (service
station) or near fuels or chemicals.
Switch off in an aircraft
Wireless phones can cause interference. Using
them in an aircraft is both illegal and dangerous.
Switch off the phone near all medical
Hospitals or health care facilities may be using
equipment that could be sensitive to external radio
frequency energy. Follow any regulations or rules in
All wireless phones may be subject to interference,
which could affect their performance.
Be aware of special regulations
Accessories and batteries
Meet any special regulations in force in any area
and always switch off your phone whenever it is
forbidden to use it, or when it may cause
interference or danger.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and
accessories, such as headsets and PC data cables.
Use of any unauthorised accessories could damage
you or your phone and may be dangerous.
Water resistance
Your phone is not water-resistant. Keep it dry.
Sensible use
Use only in the normal position (held to your ear).
Avoid unnecessary contact with the antenna when
the phone is switched on.
Emergency calls
Key in the emergency number for your present
location, then press
Keep your phone away from small children
Keep the phone and all its parts, including
accessories, out of the reach of small children.
• The phone could explode if the battery is replaced
with an incorrect type.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
At very high volumes, prolonged listening
to a headset can damage your hearing.
Qualified service
Only qualified service personnel may repair your
For more detailed safety information, see "Health
and safety information" on page 40.
About this Guide
This User’s Guide provides you with condensed
information about how to use your phone.
In this guide, the following instruction icons
Indicates that you need to pay careful
attention to the subsequent information
regarding safety or phone features.
Indicates that you need to press the
Navigation keys to scroll to the specified
option and then select it.
< >
Indicates a key on the phone.
For example, [
Indicates a soft key, whose function is
displayed on the phone screen. For
example, <Select>
• 3G
Your phone is capable of
operating in a 3G environment,
allowing much greater data
transfer speed, video streaming,
and video conferencing.
Special features of your phone
• MobileBlog
Share your photos and videos
on photo sharing websites and
• RSS reader
Use RSS reader to get the latest
news from your favourite
• Camera and camcorder
Use the camera module on your
phone to take a photo or record
a video.
• Digital data printing
Print images, messages, and
personal data directly from your
• Synchronisation with
Windows Media Player
Transfer music files to your
phone directly from Windows
Media Player.
• Bluetooth
Transfer media files and
personal data, and connect to
other devices using wireless
Bluetooth technology.
• Music player
Play music files on your phone.
You can use other phone
functions while listening to
• Web browser
Access the wireless web to get
up-to-the-minute information
and a wide variety of media
• FM radio
Listen to your favourite radio
stations anytime, anywhere.
Make sure you have each item
Get started
First steps to operating your phone
Assemble and charge the phone ..................... 6
Power on or off.............................................. 7
Phone layout ................................................. 7
Keys and icons .............................................. 8
Access menu functions .................................. 12
Enter text .................................................... 12
Customise your phone ................................... 14
Use an optional memory card ......................... 16
Step outside the phone
Begin with call functions, camera, music player, web
browser, and other special features
Make or answer calls ..................................... 17
Use the camera ............................................ 19
Upload photos and videos to the web ..............
Play music...................................................
Listen to the FM radio ...................................
Browse the web ...........................................
Use Phonebook ............................................
Send messages ............................................
View messages ............................................
Use Bluetooth ..............................................
Switch applications .......................................
Menu functions
All menu options listed
Health and safety information
Overview of menu functions
To access Menu mode, press [Centre] in Idle mode.
1 Call log
2 Phonebook
3 Music player
5 Messages
7 Applications
9 Settings
5 Outbox
6 Sentbox
7 My folders
8 Templates
9 Delete by folders
10 Settings
11 Memory status
1 Alarms
2 Calendar
3 Voice recorder
4 FM radio
5 Bluetooth
6 Internet
7 RSS reader
8 Memo
9 Task
10 World clock
11 Calculator
12 Converter
13 Timer
14 Stopwatch
15 SIM application toolkit2
1 Phone profiles
2 Time & date
3 Display & light settings
4 Phone settings
5 Call settings
6 Security
7 Application settings
8 Network settings
9 Memory settings
10 Operator settings1
11 Master reset
6 My files
4 Google
5 Messages
Create message
Email inbox
Games and more
Other files
Media album1
Memory status
8 Camera
1. Available only if supported
by your service provider.
2. 2. Available only if supported
by your USIM or SIM card.
Make sure you have each item
• Phone
• Travel adapter
• Battery
• User’s Guide
You can obtain various accessories from your
local Samsung dealer.
Get started
First steps to operating your phone
Assemble and charge the phone
The items supplied with your phone and the
accessories available at your Samsung dealer
may vary, depending on your country or service
To AC power outlet
Removing the battery cover
Phone layout
Front view
Front camera
Power on or off
Switch on
1. Press and hold [End].
2. If necessary, enter the
PIN and press
Switch off
Press and hold [End].
switch key
Left soft key
Navigation keys
Right soft key
exit key
Dial key
Menu access/
Confirm key
function keys
Get started
Rear view
Keys and icons
Rear camera
Volume keys
Video call key
You can lock the keypad to prevent any
unwanted phone operations from accidentally
pressing any of the keys. In Idle mode, press
and hold [ ] and press <Yes>. To unlock the
keypad, press <Unlock> and then [Centre]
Perform the function indicated on
the bottom line of the display.
In Idle mode, access your favourite
menus directly.
In Menu mode, scroll through menu
In Idle mode, access Menu mode.
In Menu mode, select the
highlighted menu option or confirm
Make or answer a call.
In Idle mode, retrieve the numbers
recently dialled, missed, or received.
Press and hold to switch the phone
on or off.
End a call.
In Menu mode, cancel input and
return the phone to Idle mode.
Enter numbers, letters, and some
special characters.
In Idle mode, press and hold [1] to
access your voicemail server. Press
and hold [0] to enter an
international call prefix.
Enter special characters or perform
special functions.
In Idle mode, press and hold [ ] to
activate or deactivate the Silent
profile. Press and hold [ ] to enter
a pause between numbers.
Adjust the phone volume.
Open the application switch window
to access other applications without
exiting the current application.
In Idle mode, press and hold to turn
on the camera, or press to make a
video call.
In Camera mode, take a photo or
record a video.
In the dialling screen, make a video
Get started
The following icons may appear on the top line
of the screen to indicate your phone’s status.
Depending on your country or service provider,
the icons shown on the display may vary.
UMTS (3G) network
Connecting to UMTS (3G) network
or transferring data in UMTS (3G)
Signal strength
Voice call in progress
GPRS (2.5G) network
Out of your service area
Connecting to GPRS (2.5G) network
or transferring data in GPRS (2.5G)
Video call in progress
EDGE network
Roaming network
Connecting to EDGE network or
transferring data in EDGE network
Call diverting active
Out of your service area
Home Zone
FM radio on
Bluetooth active
Connected with PC via USB port
Browsing Internet
Connected to secured web page
Memory card inserted
Music playback in progress
Music playback paused
Music playback stopped
New message:
: Text message
: Multimedia message
: Email
: Voicemail
: Video message
: Push message
: Configuration message
Profile setting:
: Normal
: Silent
: Driving
: Meeting
: Outdoor
: Offline
Battery power level
Get started
Access menu functions
Select an
1. Press a desired soft key.
2. Press the Navigation keys to
move to the next or previous
3. Press <Select>, <OK>, or
[Centre] to confirm the
function displayed or option
4. Press <Back> to move up
one level.
Press [End] to return to Idle
Use menu
Press the number key
corresponding to the option you
Enter text
Change the
text input
• Press and hold [ ] to
change the input mode.
• Press [ ] to change case or
switch to Number mode.
• Press and hold [ ] to switch
to Symbol mode.
ABC mode
To enter a word:
Press the appropriate key until
the character you want appears
on the display.
T9 mode
To enter a word:
1. Press [2] to [9] to start
entering a word.
2. Enter the whole word before
editing or deleting
3. When the word displays
correctly, press [ ] to insert
a space.
Otherwise, press [0] to
display alternative word
Press the keys corresponding to
the symbols you want.
• Press [1] to enter
punctuation marks or special
• Press [ ] to insert a space.
• Press the Navigation keys to
move the cursor.
• Press <Clear> to delete
characters one by one.
• Press and hold <Clear> to
clear the entire display.
Press the keys corresponding to
the digits you want.
Get started
Customise your phone
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Settings → Phone
settings → Language →
Screen text.
2. Select a language.
3. Press <Save>.
Call ringer
To change the profile
1. In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Settings →
Phone profiles.
2. Scroll to the sound profile
you are using.
3. Press <Options> and
select Edit.
4. Select Voice call ringtone
→ a category → a ringtone.
5. Select Video call ringtone
→ a category → a ringtone.
6. Press <Options> and
select Save.
To change the sound profile:
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Settings → Phone
2. Select the profile you want.
Key tone
Idle mode
In Idle mode, press [ / ] to
adjust the key tone volume.
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Settings → Display &
light settings → Display
settings → Wallpaper →
2. Select an image category.
3. Select an image.
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Settings → Phone
settings → Shortcuts.
2. Select a key.
3. Select a menu to be
assigned to the key.
Silent profile
You can activate the Silent
profile to avoid disturbing
other people. In Idle mode,
press and hold [ ].
4. Press <Set>.
Get started
Phone lock
1. In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Settings →
Security → Phone lock.
2. Select On.
3. Enter a new 4- to 8-digit
password and press
4. Enter the new password
again and press <Confirm>.
Use an optional memory card
memory card
• Frequent erasing and
writing will shorten a card's
• Do not remove a card from
the phone or turn off the
phone while data is being
accessed or transferred.
This could result in loss of
data and/or damage to the
card or phone.
• Do not subject cards to
strong shocks.
• Do not touch card terminals
with your fingers or metal
objects. If dirty, wipe the
card with a soft cloth.
• Keep cards away from small
children or pets.
• Do not expose cards in a
place subject to
electrostatic discharge and/
or electrical noise.
Insert a
memory card
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Insert the card into the card
slot, with the label side face
Step outside the phone
Begin with call functions, camera, music player,
web browser, and other special features
Make or answer calls
Make a call
3. Attach the battery cover.
To make a voice call:
1. In Idle mode, enter an area
code and phone number.
2. Press [Send].
Press [ / ] to adjust the
3. Press [End] to end the call.
Remove the
memory card
Remove the card from the slot.
Step outside the phone
To make a video call:
1. In Idle mode, enter an area
code and phone number.
2. Press [
Use the
3. Press [End] to end the call.
Answer a call
1. When the phone rings, press
If it is a video call, press
<Show me> to allow the
caller to see you via the
2. Press [End] to end the call.
Make a
During a voice call, press
<Unlock> and then [Centre]
and <Yes> to activate the
Press [Centre] again to switch
back to the earpiece.
1. During a call, call the
second participant.
The first call is put on hold.
2. Press <Options> and
select Join.
3. Repeat step 1 and 2 to add
more participants.
4. During a multi-party call:
• Press <Options> and
select Split to have a
private conversation with
one participant.
• Press <Options> and
select End → Select
participant to drop one
Use the camera
Take a photo
1. In Idle mode, press and
hold [
] to turn on the
2. Aim the lens at the subject
and make any desired
3. Press [Centre] or [
] to
take a photo. The photo is
saved automatically.
5. Press [End] to end the
multi-party call.
4. Press <
View a photo
> to take another
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select My files
→ Images → My photos.
2. Select the photo you want.
Step outside the phone
Record a
1. In Idle mode, press and
hold [
] to turn on the
2. Press [1] twice to switch to
Record mode.
3. Press [Centre] or [
start recording.
] to
Upload photos and videos to the
Activate the
4. Press [Centre] or [
] to
stop recording. The video is
saved automatically.
2. Select On.
3. Follow the onscreen
instructions to activate the
5. Press < > to record
another video.
View a video
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select My files
→ Videos → My video
2. Select the video you want.
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Settings → Application
settings → MobileBlog
settings → ShoZu
Set a
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Settings → Application
settings → MobileBlog
settings → Destinations.
2. Press <Options> and
select Create new.
3. Follow the onscreen
instructions to add a new
destination site.
Upload a file
1. Access an application, such
as My files or Camera.
2. Select or capture a photo or
3. Press <Options> or
select Upload to web.
4. Select a destination.
5. Enter the file name and
description, and select a
Play music
music files
Use these methods:
• Download from the wireless
• Download from a PC using
the optional Samsung PC
Studio. See Samsung PC
Studio User’s Guide.
• Receive via Bluetooth.
• Copy to a memory card and
insert the card into the
• Synchronise music files with
Windows Media Player. See
the next section.
6. Press <Upload>.
Step outside the phone
with Windows
Media Player
You can copy music files to
your phone by synchronising
with Windows Media Player 11.
5. Select and drag the music
files you want to the sync
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Settings → Phone
settings → PC
connections → Media
6. Click Start Sync.
2. Press [End] to return to Idle
3. Connect your phone and PC
with an optional PC data
4. Select Sync digital media
files to this device when a
pop-up window appears on
your PC.
7. When synchronisation is
finished, disconnect the
phone from the PC.
Play music
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select Music
2. Select the file you want to
3. During playback, use the
following keys:
• Centre: pause or resume
• Left: return to the
previous file. Press and
hold to scan backward in
a file.
• Right: skip to the next
file. Press and hold to
scan forward in a file.
• Up: open the current
• / : adjust the volume.
4. Press [Down] to stop
Create your
1. From the music player
screen, press <Options>
and select Open playlist →
All → Playlists.
2. Press <Options> and select
Create playlist.
3. Enter the title of the playlist
and press <Save>.
4. Select the added playlist.
5. Press <Options> and select
Add → a source.
6. Select a playlist or select the
files you want and press
7. Press [Centre] to play
Step outside the phone
Listen to the FM radio
Listen to the
1. Plug the connecter of the
supplied headset into the
multi-function jack on the
2. In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Applications →
FM radio.
By automatic tuning:
From the radio screen, press
<Options> and select Selftuning.
Available radio stations are
automatically saved.
By manual setup:
3. Press [Centre] to turn on
the radio.
1. From the radio screen, press
[Left] or [Right] to select
the radio station you want.
4. Press [Left] or [Right] to
find available radio stations.
2. Press <Options> and select
Add to Favourites.
5. Press [Centre] to turn off
the radio.
Store radio
Browse the web
Launch the
web browser
Navigate the
In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Applications →
Internet → Go to homepage.
The homepage of your service
provider opens.
• To scroll through browser
items, press [Up] or
• To select an item, press
• To return to the previous
page, press <Back>.
• To access browser options,
press <Options>.
Use Phonebook
Add a contact
1. In Idle mode, enter a phone
number and press
2. Select Add to Phonebook
→ a memory location →
3. For Phone, select a number
4. Specify contact information.
5. Press [Centre] or press
<Options> and select
Save to save the contact.
Step outside the phone
Find a contact
1. In Idle mode, press
3. Press [Up] to move to the
recipient field.
2. Enter the first few letters of
the name you want.
4. Enter destination numbers.
5. Press <Options> and select
Send to send the message.
3. Select a contact.
4. Scroll to a number and
press [Send] to dial or press
<Options> and select Edit
to edit contact information.
Send messages
Send a text
1. In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Messages →
Create message →
2. Enter the message text.
Send a
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Messages → Create
message → Message.
2. Enter the message text.
3. Press <Options> and
select Add item, Create
item, or Add attachment.
4. Add a media file, contact,
calendar item, or bookmark
5. Press <Options> and
select Add subject.
6. Enter the message subject.
7. Press [Up] to move to the
recipient field.
8. Enter destination numbers
or email addresses.
9. Press <Options> and
select Send to send the
Send an email
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Messages → Create
message → Email.
3. Press <Options> and
select Add attachment or
Create item.
4. Add a media file, contact,
calendar item, or bookmark
5. Press [Up] to move to the
subject field.
6. Enter the email subject.
7. Press [Up] to move to the
recipient field.
8. Enter email addresses.
9. Press <Options> and
select Send to send the
2. Enter the email text.
Step outside the phone
View messages
View a text
2. Select a text message.
View a
View an email
1. In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Messages →
2. Select a multimedia message.
1. In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Messages →
Email inbox.
2. Press <Options> and
select Download.
3. Select an email or a header.
4. If you selected a header,
press <Options> and
select Retrieve to view the
body of the email.
1. In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Messages →
Use Bluetooth
Your phone is equipped with Bluetooth
technology, enabling you to connect the phone
wirelessly to other Bluetooth devices and
exchange data with them, talk hands-free, or
control the phone remotely.
Turn on
1. In Idle mode, press [Centre]
and select Applications →
Bluetooth → Activation →
3. Enter a Bluetooth PIN or the
other device’s Bluetooth
PIN, if it has one, and press
When the owner of the
other device enters the
same code, pairing is
2. Select My phone’s
visibility → On to allow
other devices to locate your
Search for
and pair with
a Bluetooth
1. In Idle mode, press
[Centre] and select
Applications → Bluetooth
→ My devices → Search
new device.
2. Select a device.
Send data
1. Access an application, such
as Phonebook, My files,
Calendar, Memo, or Task.
2. Select an item.
3. Press <Options> and
select Send namecard via
or Send via → Bluetooth.
Step outside the phone
4. Search for and select a
5. If necessary, enter the
Bluetooth PIN and press
Receive data
1. If necessary, enter a
Bluetooth PIN and press
Switch to an
2. Press <Yes> to confirm that
you are willing to receive.
Switch applications
You can switch to other applications from a
menu, without closing the menu screen you are
Close all
1. While using a menu, press
2. Select an application.
• Call: open the dialling
• Messages: access the
Messages menu.
• Internet: launch the web
• Music player: open the
music player screen.
1. Press [
2. Scroll to End all?
3. Press <Yes>.
Menu functions
All menu options listed
This section provides brief explanations of
menu functions on your phone.
Call log
Check the most recent calls dialled, received, or
Launch the Google search engine to find
information, news, images, or local services
from around the web. You can also use the
email service.
Create message
Create and send text,
multimedia, or email
Access messages that you
have received.
Email inbox
Access emails that you
have received.
Access messages that you
have saved to send at a
later time.
Search for contact information stored in
Music player
Access and listen to all music files sorted by
criteria. You can also make your own music
Menu functions
Access messages that the
phone is attempting to
send or has failed to send.
Memory status
Check information about
the memory currently in
Access messages that you
have sent.
My folders
Create new folders and
organise your messages.
Make and use templates of
frequently used messages
or passages.
Images, Videos,
Sounds, Other
Access media files and
other files stored in the
phone’s memory.
Delete by folders
Delete messages in each
message folder all at once.
Set up various options for
using the messaging
Games and more Access the Java games and
download Java
My files
Media album
Access the Media Album
service, with which you
can organise your own
online media album. This
menu is available only if
supported by your service
Memory status
Check information about
the memory currently in
Set a wake-up call to wake
you up in the morning or
an alarm to alert you to an
event at a specific time.
Keep track of your
Voice recorder
Record voice memos and
any other sounds.
FM radio
Listen to music or news via
the FM radio on your
Connect the phone
wirelessly to other
Bluetooth devices.
Menu functions
Use the web browser to
search and access various
wireless web.
World clock
RSS reader
Save your favourite news
channels or blogs to
libraries and get the latest
news and updated
information from them
whenever you want.
Set your local time zone
and find out the current
time in another part of the
Perform arithmetic
Do conversions, such as
length and temperature.
Set a period of time for the
phone to count down.
Measure elapsed time.
Make memos for things
that are important and
manage them.
Make a list of tasks you
need to complete.
SIM application
Use a variety of additional
services offered by your
service provider.
Depending on your USIM
or SIM card, this menu
may be available but
labelled differently.
Use the camera embedded in your phone to
take photos and record videos.
Phone profiles
Change the sound settings
of the phone for different
events or situations.
Time & date
Change the time and date
displayed on your phone.
Display & light
settings →
Display settings
→ Wallpaper
Change the background
image that is displayed in
Idle mode.
Display & light
settings →
Display settings
→ Greeting
Enter the greeting that is
displayed briefly on the
display when the phone is
switched on.
Menu functions
Display & light
settings →
Display settings
→ Main menu
Select a display style for
the main menu screen.
Display & light
settings →
Display settings
→ Clock display
Select a clock type to be
displayed on the idle
Display & light
settings →
Display settings
→ Pop up list
Display the pop-up list that
shows the menu options.
Display & light
settings →
Display settings
→ Skin colour
Select a skin colour
pattern for Menu mode.
Display & light
settings →
Display settings
→ Dialling
Customise the settings for
the display while dialling.
Display & light
settings → Light
settings → LCD
Adjust the brightness of
the display for varying
lighting conditions.
Display & light
settings → Light
settings →
Backlight time
Select the length of time
the backlight or display
stays on when the phone is
not used.
Display & light
settings → Light
settings →
Keypad light
Set how the phone
controls the use of the
keypad light.
Phone settings → Set the phone to lock the
Auto keypad lock keypad automatically
when the display turns off.
Phone settings →
Select a language to be
used for the display text or
T9 input mode.
Phone settings →
Use the Navigation keys as
shortcuts to access specific
menus directly from Idle
Phone settings →
Own number
Check your phone
numbers or assign a name
to each of the numbers.
Phone settings →
Volume key
Set how the phone reacts
if you press and hold [ /
] when a call comes in.
Phone settings →
Camera key
Set a default function for
Phone settings →
Touch sensitivity
Adjust the sensitivity level
of the touch keys to better
recognise your press.
Phone settings →
Set the phone to vibrate
when you tap an option or
Menu functions
Phone settings →
PC connections
Select a USB mode that
will be used when you
connect your phone to
another device via USB
Security →
PIN lock
Activate your PIN to
protect your USIM or SIM
card against unauthorised
Call settings
Set options for call
Security →
Privacy lock
Lock access to messages,
files, call logs, contacts,
calendar, memo, or tasks.
Security → Phone
Activate your phone
password to protect your
phone against
unauthorised use.
Security → Fixed
dialling mode
Security →
SIM lock
Set the phone to work only
with the current USIM or
SIM card by assigning a
SIM lock password.
Set the phone to restrict
calls to a limited set of
phone numbers, if
supported by your USIM or
SIM card.
Security →
Change phone
Change the phone
Security →
Change the PIN.
Change PIN code
Security →
Change PIN2
Change the PIN2.
Security →
Mobile tracker
Set the phone to send the
preset tracking message to
your family or friends
when someone tries to use
your phone with another
USIM or SIM card. This
feature may be unavailable
due to certain features
supported by your service
Customise the settings for
using applications
available on the phone.
Network settings
→ Network
Select the network to be
used while roaming
outside of your home area,
or let the network be
chosen automatically.
Network settings Select the network you
→ Network mode use.
Network settings
→ Preferred
Add a new network to your
preferred network list, if
your USIM or SIM card
supports it.
Network settings
→ Connections
Create and customise the
profiles containing the
settings for connecting
your phone to the
Memory settings
Check information about
the memory currently in
use. You can also clear the
Set a service provider
according to the USIM or
SIM card you are using.
Master reset
Reset the phone’s settings
you have changed.
Health and safety information
SAR certification information
This phone meets European Union (EU)
requirements concerning exposure to radio waves.
Your mobile phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It
is designed and manufactured to not exceed the limits
for exposure to radio-frequency (RF) energy, as
recommended by the EU Council. These limits are part
of comprehensive guidelines and establish permitted
levels of RF energy for the general population. The
guidelines were developed by independent scientific
organisations through the periodic and thorough
evaluation of scientific studies. The limits include a
substantial safety margin designed to ensure the safety
of all persons, regardless of age and health.
The exposure standard for mobile phones employs a
unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate
(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the EU Council is
2.0 W/kg.1
The highest SAR value for this model phone was 0.705
SAR tests are conducted using standard operating
positions with the phone transmitting at its highest
certified power level in all tested frequency bands.
Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified
power level, the actual SAR level of the phone while
operating can be well below the maximum value. This is
because the phone is designed to operate at multiple
power levels so as to use only the power required to
reach the network. In general, the closer you are to a
base station, the lower the power output of the phone.
Before a new model phone is available for sale to the
public, compliance with the European R&TTE Directive
must be shown. This directive includes as one of its
essential requirements the protection of the health and
safety of the user and any other person.
Precautions when using batteries
1. The SAR limit for mobile phones used by the public is 2.0
watts/kilogram (W/kg) averaged over ten grams of body
tissue. The limit incorporates a substantial margin of safety to
give additional protection for the public and to account for any
variations in measurements. The SAR values may vary,
depending on national reporting requirements and the
network band.
Never use a charger or battery that is damaged in
any way.
Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
If you use the phone near the network’s base
station, it uses less power. Talk and standby time
are greatly affected by the signal strength on the
cellular network and the parameters set by the
service provider.
Battery charging time depends on the remaining
battery charge, the type of battery, and the charger
used. The battery can be charged and discharged
hundreds of times, but it will gradually wear out.
When the operation time is noticeably shorter than
normal, it is time to buy a new battery.
If left unused, a fully charged battery will discharge
itself over time.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries, and
recharge your battery only with Samsung-approved
chargers. Disconnect the charger from the power
source when it is not in use. Do not leave the
battery connected to a charger for more than a
week, since overcharging may shorten its life.
Health and safety information
Extreme temperatures will affect the charging
capacity of your battery: it may require cooling or
warming first.
Do not leave the battery in hot or cold places
because the capacity and lifetime of the battery will
be reduced. Try to keep the battery at room
temperature. A phone with a hot or cold battery
may not work temporarily, even when the battery is
fully charged. Li-ion batteries are particularly
affected by temperatures below
0° C (32° F).
Do not short-circuit the battery. Accidental shortcircuiting can occur when a metallic object like a
coin, clip or pen causes a direct connection between
the + and – terminals of the battery (metal strips on
the battery). For example, do not carry a spare
battery in a pocket or bag where the battery may
contact metal objects. Short-circuiting the terminals
may damage the battery or the object causing the
Dispose of used batteries in accordance with local
regulations. Always recycle. Do not dispose of
batteries in a fire.
Road safety
Your wireless phone gives you the powerful ability to
communicate by voice, almost anywhere, anytime. But
an important responsibility accompanies the benefits of
wireless phones, one that every user must uphold.
When you are driving a car, driving is your first
responsibility. When using your wireless phone while
driving, follow local regulations in the country or region
you are in.
Operating environment
Remember to follow any special regulations in force in
the area you are in, and always switch off your phone
whenever it is forbidden to use it, or when it may cause
interference or danger.
When connecting the phone or any accessory to
another device, read its user’s guide for detailed safety
instructions. Do not connect incompatible products.
As with other mobile radio transmitting equipment,
users are advised that for the satisfactory operation of
the equipment and for the safety of personnel, it is
recommended that the equipment should only be used
in the normal operating position (held to your ear with
the antenna pointing over your shoulder).
Electronic devices
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from
radio frequency (RF) signals. However, certain
electronic equipment may not be shielded against the
RF signals from your wireless phone. Consult the
manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum
distance of 15 cm (6 inches) be maintained between a
wireless phone and a pacemaker to avoid potential
interference with the pacemaker. These
recommendations are consistent with the independent
research and recommendations of Wireless Technology
Research. If you have any reason to suspect that
interference is taking place, switch off your phone
Hearing aids
Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some
hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you
may wish to consult your hearing aid manufacturer to
discuss alternatives.
Other medical devices
If you use any other personal medical devices, consult
the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is
adequately shielded from external RF energy.
Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining
this information.
Switch off your phone in health care facilities when
regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so.
RF signals may affect improperly installed or
inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor
vehicles. Check with the manufacturer or its
representative regarding your vehicle.
You should also consult the manufacturer of any
equipment that has been added to your vehicle.
Health and safety information
Posted facilities
Switch off your phone in any facility where posted
notices require you to do so.
Potentially explosive environments
Switch off your phone when in any area with a
potentially explosive atmosphere, and obey all signs
and instructions. Sparks in such areas could cause an
explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Users are advised to switch off the phone while at a
refuelling point (service station). Users are reminded of
the need to observe restrictions on the use of radio
equipment in fuel depots (fuel storage and distribution
areas), chemical plants, or where blasting operations
are in progress.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often
but not always clearly marked. They include the areas
below decks on boats, chemical transfer or storage
facilities, vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas, such
as propane or butane, areas where the air contains
chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust or metal
powders, and any other area where you would normally
be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.
Emergency calls
This phone, like any wireless phone, operates using
radio signals, wireless, and landline networks as well as
user-programmed functions, which cannot guarantee
connection in all conditions. Therefore, you should
never rely solely on any wireless phone for essential
communications like medical emergencies.
To make or receive calls, the phone must be switched
on and in a service area with adequate signal strength.
Emergency calls may not be possible on all wireless
phone networks or when certain network services and/
or phone features are in use. Check with local service
To make an emergency call:
1. Switch on the phone.
2. Key in the emergency number for your present
location. Emergency numbers vary by location.
3. Press [Send].
Certain features like Call Barring may need to be
deactivated before you can make an emergency call.
Consult this document and your local cellular service
Other important safety information
Only qualified personnel should service the phone or
install the phone in a vehicle. Faulty installation or
service may be dangerous and may invalidate any
warranty applicable to the device.
Check regularly that all wireless phone equipment in
your vehicle is mounted and operating properly.
Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or
explosive materials in the same compartment as the
phone, its parts, or accessories.
For vehicles equipped with an air bag, remember
that an air bag inflates with great force. Do not
place objects, including installed or portable wireless
equipment, in the area over the air bag or in the air
bag deployment area. Improperly installed wireless
equipment could result in serious injury if the air
bag inflates.
Switch off your phone before boarding an aircraft. It
is dangerous and illegal to use wireless phones in an
aircraft because they can interfere with the
operation of the aircraft.
Failure to observe these instructions may lead to the
suspension or denial of telephone services to the
offender, or legal action, or both.
Care and maintenance
Your phone is a product of superior design and
craftsmanship and should be treated with care. The
suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty
obligations and allow you to enjoy this product for many
• Keep your phone and all its parts and accessories
out of the reach of small children and pets. They
may accidentally damage these things or choke on
small parts.
• Keep the phone dry. Precipitation, humidity, and
liquids contain minerals that corrode electronic
• Do not use the phone with a wet hand. Doing so
may cause an electric shock to you or damage to
the phone.
Health and safety information
Do not use or store the phone in dusty, dirty areas,
as its moving parts may be damaged.
Do not store the phone in hot areas. High
temperatures can shorten the life of electronic
devices, damage batteries, and warp or melt certain
Do not store the phone in cold areas. When the
phone warms up to its normal operating
temperature, moisture can form inside the phone,
which may damage the phone’s electronic circuit
Do not drop, knock, or shake the phone. Rough
handling can break internal circuit boards.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or
strong detergents to clean the phone. Wipe it with a
soft cloth.
Do not paint the phone. Paint can clog the device’s
moving parts and prevent proper operation.
Do not put the phone in or on heating devices, such
as a microwave oven, stove, or radiator. The phone
may explode when overheated.
When the phone or battery gets wet, the label
indicating water damage inside the phone changes
colour. In this case, phone repairs are no longer
guaranteed by the manufacturer's warranty, even if
the warranty for your phone has not expired.
If your phone has a flash or light, do not use it too
close to the eyes of people or animals. This may
cause damage to their eyes.
Use only the supplied or an approved replacement
antenna. Unauthorised antennas or modified
accessories may damage the phone and violate
regulations governing radio devices.
If the phone, battery, charger, or any accessory is
not working properly, take it to your nearest
qualified service facility. The personnel there will
assist you, and if necessary, arrange for service.
Download PDF