* 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 http://www.samsungmobile.com Printed in Korea Code No.:GH68-17259A English (SEA). 01/2008. Rev. 1.0 SGH-L170 User's Guide Drive safely at all times Do not use a hand-held phone while driving. Park your vehicle first. Important safety precautions 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 equipment Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external radio frequency energy. Follow any regulations or rules in force. Interference 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 phone. For more detailed safety information, see "Health and safety information" on page 40. 1 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 appear: 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. → [ ] < > 2 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 blogs. • RSS reader Use RSS reader to get the latest news from your favourite websites. • 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 phone. • 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 music. • Web browser Access the wireless web to get up-to-the-minute information and a wide variety of media content. • FM radio Listen to your favourite radio stations anytime, anywhere. 3 Contents Unpack 6 Make sure you have each item Get started 6 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 17 Begin with call functions, camera, music player, web browser, and other special features Make or answer calls ..................................... 17 Use the camera ............................................ 19 4 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 ....................................... 20 21 24 25 25 26 28 28 30 Menu functions 31 All menu options listed Health and safety information 40 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 1 2 3 4 Create message Inbox Email inbox Drafts Images Videos Sounds 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. 5 Unpack 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 provider. To AC power outlet 6 Removing the battery cover Phone layout Front view Earpiece Front camera lens Display Power on or off Switch on 1. Press and hold [End]. 2. If necessary, enter the PIN and press <Confirm>. Switch off Press and hold [End]. Application switch key Multi-function jack Left soft key Navigation keys (Up/Down/Left/Right) Right soft key Power/Menu exit key Dial key Alphanumeric keys Menu access/ Confirm key Special function keys Mouthpiece 7 Get started Rear view Keys and icons Keys Rear camera lens Volume keys Camera/ 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] twice. 8 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 options. In Idle mode, access Menu mode. In Menu mode, select the highlighted menu option or confirm input. 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  to access your voicemail server. Press and hold  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 call. 9 Get started Icons 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. 10 UMTS (3G) network Connecting to UMTS (3G) network or transferring data in UMTS (3G) network 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) network 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 11 Get started Access menu functions Select an option 1. Press a desired soft key. 2. Press the Navigation keys to move to the next or previous option. 3. Press <Select>, <OK>, or [Centre] to confirm the function displayed or option highlighted. 4. Press <Back> to move up one level. Press [End] to return to Idle mode. Use menu numbers 12 Press the number key corresponding to the option you want. Enter text Change the text input mode • 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  to  to start entering a word. 2. Enter the whole word before editing or deleting characters. 3. When the word displays correctly, press [ ] to insert a space. Otherwise, press  to display alternative word choices. Number mode Symbol mode Press the keys corresponding to the symbols you want. Other operations • Press  to enter punctuation marks or special characters. • 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. 13 Get started Customise your phone Display language 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select Settings → Phone settings → Language → Screen text. 2. Select a language. 3. Press <Save>. Call ringer melody To change the profile properties: 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select Settings → Phone profiles. 2. Scroll to the sound profile you are using. 14 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 profiles. 2. Select the profile you want. Key tone volume Idle mode wallpaper 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 → Pictures. 2. Select an image category. 3. Select an image. Menu shortcuts 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>. 15 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 <Confirm>. 4. Enter the new password again and press <Confirm>. Use an optional memory card Important memory card information 16 • Frequent erasing and writing will shorten a card's lifespan. • 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 down. 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 volume. 3. Press [End] to end the call. Remove the memory card Remove the card from the slot. 17 Step outside the phone To make a video call: 1. In Idle mode, enter an area code and phone number. 2. Press [ Use the speakerphone feature ]. 3. Press [End] to end the call. Answer a call 1. When the phone rings, press [Send]. If it is a video call, press <Show me> to allow the caller to see you via the camera. 2. Press [End] to end the call. 18 Make a multi-party call During a voice call, press <Unlock> and then [Centre] and <Yes> to activate the speaker. 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 participant. Use the camera Take a photo 1. In Idle mode, press and hold [ ] to turn on the camera. 2. Aim the lens at the subject and make any desired adjustments. 3. Press [Centre] or [ ] to take a photo. The photo is saved automatically. 5. Press [End] to end the multi-party call. 4. Press < photo. 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. 19 Step outside the phone Record a video 1. In Idle mode, press and hold [ ] to turn on the camera. 2. Press  twice to switch to Record mode. 3. Press [Centre] or [ start recording. ] to Upload photos and videos to the web Activate the ShoZu account 4. Press [Centre] or [ ] to stop recording. The video is saved automatically. 2. Select On. 3. Follow the onscreen instructions to activate the account. 5. Press < > to record another video. View a video 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select My files → Videos → My video clips. 2. Select the video you want. 20 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select Settings → Application settings → MobileBlog settings → ShoZu activation. Set a destination site 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 video. and 3. Press <Options> or select Upload to web. 4. Select a destination. 5. Enter the file name and description, and select a tag. Play music Prepare music files Use these methods: • Download from the wireless web. • 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 phone. • Synchronise music files with Windows Media Player. See the next section. 6. Press <Upload>. 21 Step outside the phone Synchronise 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 list. 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select Settings → Phone settings → PC connections → Media player. 6. Click Start Sync. 2. Press [End] to return to Idle mode. 3. Connect your phone and PC with an optional PC data cable. 4. Select Sync digital media files to this device when a pop-up window appears on your PC. 22 7. When synchronisation is finished, disconnect the phone from the PC. Play music files 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select Music player. 2. Select the file you want to play. 3. During playback, use the following keys: • Centre: pause or resume playback. • 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 playlist. • / : adjust the volume. 4. Press [Down] to stop playback. Create your playlist 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 <OK>. 7. Press [Centre] to play music. 23 Step outside the phone Listen to the FM radio Listen to the radio 1. Plug the connecter of the supplied headset into the multi-function jack on the phone. 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. 24 Store radio stations Browse the web Launch the web browser Navigate the web 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 [Down]. • To select an item, press [Centre]. • 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 <Options>. 2. Select Add to Phonebook → a memory location → New. 3. For Phone, select a number type. 4. Specify contact information. 5. Press [Centre] or press <Options> and select Save to save the contact. 25 Step outside the phone Find a contact 1. In Idle mode, press <Phonebook>. 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 message 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select Messages → Create message → Message. 2. Enter the message text. 26 Send a multimedia message 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 item. 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 message. 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 item. 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 email. 2. Enter the email text. 27 Step outside the phone View messages View a text message 2. Select a text message. View a multimedia message View an email 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select Messages → Inbox. 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. 28 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 → Inbox. 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 Bluetooth 1. In Idle mode, press [Centre] and select Applications → Bluetooth → Activation → On. 3. Enter a Bluetooth PIN or the other device’s Bluetooth PIN, if it has one, and press <OK>. When the owner of the other device enters the same code, pairing is complete. 2. Select My phone’s visibility → On to allow other devices to locate your phone. Search for and pair with a Bluetooth device 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. 29 Step outside the phone 4. Search for and select a device. 5. If necessary, enter the Bluetooth PIN and press <OK>. Receive data 1. If necessary, enter a Bluetooth PIN and press <OK>. Switch to an application Available applications 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 using. 30 Close all running applications 1. While using a menu, press [ ]. 2. Select an application. • Call: open the dialling screen. • Messages: access the Messages menu. • Internet: launch the web browser. • 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 missed. Google Launch the Google search engine to find information, news, images, or local services from around the web. You can also use the email service. Messages Menu Description Create message Create and send text, multimedia, or email messages. Inbox Access messages that you have received. Email inbox Access emails that you have received. Drafts Access messages that you have saved to send at a later time. Phonebook Search for contact information stored in Phonebook. Music player Access and listen to all music files sorted by criteria. You can also make your own music playlists. 31 Menu functions 32 Menu Description Menu Description Outbox Access messages that the phone is attempting to send or has failed to send. Memory status Check information about the memory currently in use. Sentbox Access messages that you have sent. My folders Create new folders and organise your messages. Menu Description Templates Make and use templates of frequently used messages or passages. Images, Videos, Sounds, Other files Access media files and other files stored in the phone’s memory. Delete by folders Delete messages in each message folder all at once. Settings Set up various options for using the messaging services. Games and more Access the Java games and download Java applications. My files Menu Description 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 provider. Memory status Check information about the memory currently in use. Applications Menu Description Alarms 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. Calendar Keep track of your schedule. Voice recorder Record voice memos and any other sounds. FM radio Listen to music or news via the FM radio on your phone. Bluetooth Connect the phone wirelessly to other Bluetooth devices. 33 Menu functions 34 Menu Description Menu Description Internet 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 world. Calculator Perform arithmetic functions. Converter Do conversions, such as length and temperature. Timer Set a period of time for the phone to count down. Stopwatch Measure elapsed time. Memo Make memos for things that are important and manage them. Task Make a list of tasks you need to complete. Menu Description SIM application toolkit 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. Camera Use the camera embedded in your phone to take photos and record videos. Settings Menu Description 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 message Enter the greeting that is displayed briefly on the display when the phone is switched on. 35 Menu functions 36 Menu Description Menu Description Display & light settings → Display settings → Main menu style 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 screen. Display & light settings → Display settings → Pop up list menu 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 display Customise the settings for the display while dialling. Display & light settings → Light settings → LCD brightness 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. Menu Description Menu 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. Description Phone settings → Language Select a language to be used for the display text or T9 input mode. Phone settings → Shortcuts Use the Navigation keys as shortcuts to access specific menus directly from Idle mode. Phone settings → Own number Check your phone numbers or assign a name to each of the numbers. Phone settings → Volume key function 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 → Vibration feedback Set the phone to vibrate when you tap an option or icon. 37 Menu functions 38 Menu Description Menu Description Phone settings → PC connections Select a USB mode that will be used when you connect your phone to another device via USB interface. Security → PIN lock Activate your PIN to protect your USIM or SIM card against unauthorised use. Call settings Set options for call functions. Security → Privacy lock Lock access to messages, files, call logs, contacts, calendar, memo, or tasks. Security → Phone lock 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 password Change the phone password. Menu Description Security → Change the PIN. Change PIN code Security → Change PIN2 code 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 provider. Menu Description Application settings Customise the settings for using applications available on the phone. Network settings → Network selection 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 networks Add a new network to your preferred network list, if your USIM or SIM card supports it. 39 40 Menu Description Network settings → Connections Create and customise the profiles containing the settings for connecting your phone to the network. Memory settings Check information about the memory currently in use. You can also clear the memory. Operator settings 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 W/kg. 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. 41 Health and safety information • • • • 42 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 short-circuiting. 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. Pacemakers 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 immediately. 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. Vehicles 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. 43 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. 44 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 providers. 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 provider. 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 years. • 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 circuits. • Do not use the phone with a wet hand. Doing so may cause an electric shock to you or damage to the phone. 45 Health and safety information • • • • • • • 46 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 plastics. 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 boards. 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.