GW525 User Guide
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GW525 User Guide
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Some of the contents in this
manual may differ from your phone
depending on the software of the
phone or your service provider.
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Congratulations on your purchase of the
advanced and compact GW525 phone by LG,
designed to operate with the latest digital mobile
communication technology.
Contents
Getting to know your phone ............... 8
Open view ................................................... 9
Installing the SIM and battery ...........11
Memory card ............................................14
Installing a memory card ......................14
Formatting the memory card .............14
Transferring your contacts ...................15
Menu map .................................................16
Your standby screen ..............................17
Touch screen tips .....................................17
The quick keys ..........................................18
The status bar ...........................................19
Changing your status from the
status bar ....................................................20
Using the Multi-tasking function.......20
Calls .............................................................21
Making a call .............................................21
Changing the dialling keypad
display settings .......................................21
Calling your contacts .............................22
Answering and rejecting a call ...........22
Adjusting call volume ............................22
Speed dialling ...........................................22
Making a second call..............................23
Turning off DTMF.....................................23
Viewing your call logs ............................23
Using call divert .......................................24
Call waiting ................................................24
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Using call barring ....................................24
Fixed dial number ...................................25
Using Excuse message.......................... 25
Call costs ................................................... 25
Call durations .......................................... 25
Data volume ............................................ 25
Changing the common call setting ..25
Contacts .....................................................27
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Searching for a contact .........................27
Adding a new contact ...........................27
Contact options .......................................28
Creating a group......................................28
Changing your contact settings.........29
Viewing information ..............................30
Messaging .................................................31
Messaging ..................................................31
Sending a message.................................31
Entering text..............................................32
T9 predictive .............................................32
Abc manual ...............................................33
Qwerty keypad .........................................33
Setting up your email ............................34
Retrieving your emails ...........................35
Sending an email using your new
account .......................................................35
Changing your email settings.............35
Message folders .......................................36
Managing your messages ....................37
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Using templates .......................................37
Using emoticons ......................................37
Changing your text message
settings........................................................38
Changing your multimedia message
settings........................................................38
Changing your other settings .............39
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Camera .......................................................40
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Taking a quick photo .............................40
After taking a photo ...............................40
Getting to know the viewfinder.........41
Choosing a shot type .............................42
Adjusting the exposure.........................42
Using the advanced settings...............42
Viewing your saved photos .................44
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Video camera ...........................................45
Making a quick video .............................45
After making a video..............................46
Getting to know the viewfinder.........47
Adjusting the exposure.........................48
Using the advanced settings...............48
Watching your saved videos ...............49
Your photos and videos .......................50
Viewing your photos and videos .......50
Using zoom when viewing a photo..50
Adjusting the volume when
viewing a video ........................................50
Capturing an image from a video .....50
Viewing your photos as a slide
show .............................................................51
Setting a photo as wallpaper ..............51
Editing your photos ................................52
Trimming the length of the video .....53
Merging two videos ..............................53
Merging a photo with a video ............54
Adding text to a video ...........................54
Overlaying a photo .................................55
Adding a voice recording .....................55
Adding a soundtrack to your video ..56
Changing the video speed...................56
My stuff ......................................................57
Pictures........................................................57
Sending a photo ......................................57
Using an image ........................................57
Printing an image ....................................58
Moving or copying an image ..............58
Creating a slide show .............................58
Sounds ........................................................58
Using a sound ...........................................59
Videos ..........................................................59
Using options while the video is
paused .........................................................59
Sending a video clip ...............................59
Flash contents...........................................59
Documents ................................................60
Transferring a file to your phone .......60
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Viewing a file .............................................60
Others ..........................................................60
Installing a game/application via
a local install ..............................................61
Playing a game .........................................61
Using the games options menu.........61
Use the Fun stuff ......................................61
Music ............................................................61
Transferring music onto your
phone ..........................................................62
Playing a song ..........................................62
Creating a playlist ....................................63
Editing a playlist.......................................63
Deleting a playlist....................................63
Using the radio .........................................64
Searching for stations ............................64
Resetting channels .................................64
Using Muvee studio................................65
Organiser ...................................................66
Adding an event to your calendar ....66
Adding an item to your To Do list ......66
Using date finder .....................................66
Setting your alarm ..................................67
Voice recorder...........................................67
Recording a sound or voice .................68
Sending the voice recording ...............68
Adding a memo .......................................68
Using your calculator .............................68
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Converting a unit.....................................69
Using the stopwatch ..............................69
STK ................................................................69
Adding a city to your world clock......70
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PC Sync.......................................................71
Installing the LG PC Suite on your
computer ....................................................71
Backing up and restoring the
information on your phone .................71
Viewing phone files on your PC .........71
Synchronising your contacts...............71
Synchronising your messages ............72
Using your phone as a mass
storage device ..........................................72
Using your phone as a Music
Sync device ................................................73
Using your phone as a modem ..........73
Internet ......................................................75
Browser .......................................................75
Accessing the web ..................................75
Adding and accessing your
bookmarks .................................................75
Using the RSS reader ..............................76
Saving a page ...........................................76
Accessing a saved page ........................76
Viewing your browser history .............77
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Changing the web browser
settings........................................................77
Access to Google .....................................77
Settings ......................................................78
Personalising your profiles...................78
Changing your Screen settings ..........78
Changing your phone settings...........79
Changing your touch settings ............80
Changing your connectivity
settings........................................................80
Sending and receiving files using
Bluetooth....................................................81
Pairing with another Bluetooth
device ..........................................................82
Using a Bluetooth headset...................83
Software Upgrade.................................83
Accessories ...............................................84
Network service ......................................85
Technical data ..........................................85
Guidelines for safe and
efficient use ..............................................87
Trouble shooting ....................................93
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Getting to know your phone
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Charger, cable and handsfree connector
TIP: To connect the USB cable, wait
until the phone has powered up
and has registered to the network.
End/
Power key
• Ends or rejects
a call. Turns the
phone on/off.
Press once to
return to the
standby screen.
Micro SD memory
card socket
Lock/Unlock key
Camera key
Multi-tasking
key
Call key
• Dials a phone number and
answers incoming calls.
WARNING: Putting a
heavy object on the phone or
sitting on it while it is in your
pocket can damage the phone’s
LCD and touch screen functionality.
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Side keys
• When the screen is idle: volume
of ring and touch tone.
• During a call: earpiece volume.
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Change the
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Alpha numeric keys
Clear key
• Clears a character
each time it is
pressed. Hold the
key down to clear
all input.
Enter key
Symbol key
• Enters symbolic
character
Space key
Use to enter a space
when editing.
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Open view
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Battery cover
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Battery
Camera lens
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SIM card socket
Installing the SIM and battery
1 Remove the battery cover
Slide the battery cover towards
the top and away from the phone.
WARNING: Do not use
your fingernail to remove the
battery.
2 Remove the battery
Using the cut-out at the
bottom, lift it from the battery
compartment.
WARNING: Do not remove
the battery when the phone
is switched on, as this may
damage the phone.
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Installing the SIM and battery
3 Install the SIM card
Slide the SIM card into the SIM
card holder making sure that the
gold contact area on the card is
facing downwards. To remove the
SIM card, gently pull it outwards.
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4 Install the battery
First insert the top of the battery
into the top edge of the battery
compartment. Ensure that the
battery contacts align with the
phone’s terminals. Press the
bottom of the battery down until
it clicks into place.
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5 Charging your phone
Lift and twist the charger socket
cover on the top of your GW525.
Insert the charger and plug it
into a mains socket. Your GW525
needs to be charged until the
“Battery full” message appears on
the screen.
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Memory card
Installing a memory card
Formatting the memory card
You can increase the memory space
on your phone by using a Micro SD
memory card.
NOTE: A memory card is an optional
accessory.
Your memory card may already be
formatted. If it isn’t, you will need
to format it before you can start to
use it.
1 From the standby screen select
, then touch
and choose
Phone settings.
2 Touch Memory manager then
choose External memory.
3 Touch Format and then confirm
your choice.
4 Enter the password, if one has
been set. The card will then be
formatted and ready to use.
1 Open the memory card slot cover
on the right-hand edge of the
phone.
2 Slide the memory card into the
slot until it clicks into place. Make
sure the gold contact area is
facing downwards.
TIP! To change your
default storage destination,
open Memory manager from
the Phone settings menu and
select the Primary storage
settings.
3 Close the cover.
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NOTE: If your memory card already
contains files, they will automatically
be put in the correct folder; for
example, videos will be stored in the
My Videos folder.
Transferring your contacts
To transfer your contacts from your
SIM to your phone:
1 From the Communication menu,
and choose Settings.
select
2 Touch Copy.
3 Choose SIM to handset.
4 Choose Select all or choose
names one by one and touch
Copy.
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Menu map
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Touch
on the standby screen to open the Main menu. From here you
can access further menus: Communication, Entertainment, Utilities and
Settings.
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1 Contacts
2 Recent history
3 Messaging
4 Email
5 Dialling
1 Camera
2 Video camera
3 Gallery
4 My stuff
5 Music
6 Muvee studio
7 Games & Apps
8 FM radio
Utilities
Settings
1 Browser
2 Google
3 Alarm
4 Organiser
5 Memo
6 Voice recorder
7 Tools
1 Profiles
2 Screen settings
3 Phone settings
4 Call settings
5 Bluetooth
6 Touch settings
7 Connectivity
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Your standby screen
From here you can access all the
menu options, make a quick call,
view the status of your phone and
much more.
Touch screen tips
The standby screen is also a great
place to get accustomed to the
touch screen.
To select an item, touch the centre
of the icon. Your GW525 will vibrate
slightly when it recognises you have
touched an option.
To scroll through lists, touch the last
item visible and slide your finger up
the screen. The list will move up to
display more items.
• There is no need to press too
hard; the touchscreen is sensitive
enough to pick up on a light, firm
touch.
• Use the tip of your finger to touch
the option you require. Be careful
not to touch any other options
around it.
• When the screen back light is off,
press the Unlock/Lock key on the
right hand side to bring back the
home screen.
• Don’t cover the phone with a case
or cover. The touchscreen won’t
work if any material is covering it.
• There are two types of idle screen.
Flick left or right to change your
idle screen type on the standby
screen.
1 Widget idle - When you touch
, the mobile widget panel
appears. You can drag icons
displayed on the widget panel to
the main screen.
2 Livesquare - On the Livesquare
screen, making a call, sending a
message and saving a number is
easy using the number allocated
to an avatar To use the call,
message or Contacts function,
select an avatar and choose the
Quick key icon you want to use.
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Your standby screen
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Touch it to bring up the touch
dialling pad, which lets you
make a call. Enter the number
as you would on a normal key
or press
pad and touch
hard key.
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Touch to access the Messaging
options menu. From here you
can create a new SMS or MMS
or view your message folder.
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Touch to open your Contacts.
To search for the number
you want to call, enter the
name of the contact at the
top of the screen using the
touchpad. You can also create
new contacts and edit existing
ones.
Touch to open the full main
menu, which is divided into
four vertical sub-menus. Touch
the tab for each sub-menu to
view further options.
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The status bar uses various icons to
indicate things like signal strength,
new messages and battery life, as
well as telling you whether your
Bluetooth or GPRS is active.
Below is a table which explains the
meaning of the icons you are most
likely to see in the status bar.
Icon Description
Message sending failed
An alarm is set
Customised profile in use
(number in the icon will
vary)
Normal profile in use
Outdoor profile in use
Icon Description
Silent profile in use
Multi-tasking
Headset profile in use
Network signal strength
(number of bars will vary)
Calls are diverted
No network signal
Remaining battery life
Battery flat
New text message
EDGE in use
Roaming
Flight mode is on
Bluetooth is active
New voice message
BGM play
Message inbox is full
BGM pause
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Changing your status from
the status bar
Using the Multi-tasking
function
Touch the status bar to open the
Status Summary. It shows the
current time, network, SVC ID,
battery, handset memory, external
memory, profile, MP3 and Bluetooth
status. Here you can set the Profile
type, play/pause MP3s and activate/
deactivate Bluetooth.
Press the Multi-tasking hard key
to open the Multi-tasking
menu. From here you can view all
applications that are running and
access them with one touch.
When an application is running in
the background (e.g. a game or the
FM radio),
will appear on the
status bar.
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Calls
Making a call
1 Touch
to open the keypad.
2 Key in the number using the
keypad. To delete a digit touch
the clear key.
3 Press
on the key pad or the
hard key to initiate the call.
4 To end the call press the
hard key.
TIP! To enter + for making
an international call, press and
hold
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TIP! You can send a
message, save a number and
search contacts by tapping
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Changing the dialling keypad
display settings
1 Touch
to open the keypad.
2 Touch
and select Dial screen
setting to change the dialling pad
display.
3 You can change the size and
colour.
TIP! Press the lock/unlock
to lock the
hard key
touchscreen and prevent calls
being made by mistake.
TIP! To bring up the
keypad during a call, press
TIP! Touch to unlock. You can
unlock the phone by holding
down the button until the
screen is able to work or
pressing the Unlock hard key
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Calling your contacts
Adjusting call volume
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1 From the standby screen touch
to open the Contacts.
2 Tap the search field box and enter
the first few letters of the contact
you would like to call.
3 From the filtered list, touch the
contact you want to call and
select the number to use if there
is more than one for that contact.
4 Press the
hard key.
To adjust the volume during a call,
use the up and down button on the
left edge of the phone.
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Answering and rejecting a
call
When your phone rings press the
hard key or touch
to
answer the call.
Tap
to mute the ringing. This is
useful if you forgot to change your
profile to Silent for a meeting.
hard key or touch
Press the
to reject an incoming call.
Speed dialling
You can assign a frequently-called
contact to a speed dial number.
1 From the standby screen touch
and select Contacts in the
Communication menu and then
tap Speed dials.
2 Your voicemail is already set to
speed dial 1. You cannot change
this. Touch any other number to
assign it to a speed dial contact.
3 Your Contacts will open. Select
the contact you want to assign
to that number by touching their
phone number once. To find a
contact tap the search field box
and enter the first letter of the
name of the contact required.
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Making a second call
Turning off DTMF
1 During your initial call, touch
and select the number you want
to call.
2 Dial the number or search your
contacts.
3 Press
to connect the call.
4 Both calls will be displayed on the
call screen. Your initial call will be
locked and the caller put on hold.
5 To change between the calls,
and choose Swap call
touch
or press the number of the held
call.
6 To end one or both calls press
and select End followed by All,
Held or Active.
DTMF lets you use numerical
commands to navigate menus
within automated calls. DTMF is
switched on by default.
To turn it off during a call (to make
a note of a number for example)
touch
and select DTMF off.
TIP! You can combine your
calls by selecting Accept then
Join. Check that your network
provider supports conference
calling.
NOTE: You will be charged for each
call you make.
Viewing your call logs
TIP! To scroll through a list of
options, touch the last item
visible and slide your finger up
the screen. The list will move up
to display more items.
Touch
and tap in the
Communication menu.
Choose to view:
All - View a complete list of all
your dialled, received and missed
calls.
Dialled - View a list of all the
numbers you have called.
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Calls
Received - View a list of all the
numbers that have called you.
Missed - View a list of all the
calls you have missed.
TIP! From any call log,
touch
and Delete all to
delete all recorded items.
TIP! Touch any single call
log entry to view the date, time
and duration of the call.
Using call divert
1 Touch
, select and choose
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2 Touch Call divert and select
Voice calls or Video calls.
3 Choose whether to divert all calls
when the line is busy, when there
is no answer or when you cannot
be contacted.
4 Enter the number you want to
divert to.
5 Touch Request to activate.
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NOTE: Diverting calls will incur
charges. Please contact your
network provider for details.
TIP! To turn off all call
diverts, select Deactivate all
from the Call divert menu.
Call waiting
If call waiting is activated, the
handset is also able to warn you
about an incoming call when you
are already on a call.
Using call barring
1 Touch
, select and choose
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2 Touch Call barring and select
Voice calls or Video calls.
3 Choose any or all of the five
options:
All outgoing
Outgoing international
Outgoing international calls
except to home country
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Incoming when abroad
4 Enter the call barring password.
Please check with your network
operator about this service.
Fixed dial number
Select Fixed dial numbers to turn
on and compile a list of numbers
that can be called from your phone.
You’ll need your PIN2 code from
your operator. When activated, only
numbers included in the fixed dial
list can be called from your phone.
Using Excuse message
You can send a message to explain
why you do not receive an incoming
call using “ Excuse message “ before
you reject an incoming call.
Call costs
View the charges applied to your
dialled numbers (this service is
network-dependant and some
operators are unable to support it).
Call durations
View the duration of all your dialled
and received calls or both.
Data volume
View the amount in kilobytes of all
received data, sent data or both.
TIP! Select Fixed dial
number to turn on and compile
a list of numbers that can be
called from your phone. You’ll
need your PIN2 code from
your operator. Only numbers
included in the fixed dial list can
be called from your phone.
Changing the common call
setting
1 Touch
, select and choose
.
2 Touch Common settings. From
here you can adjust the settings
for:
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Calls
Call reject - Slide the switch to
On to highlight the Reject list. You
can touch the text box to choose
from all calls, specific contacts or
groups, those from unregistered
numbers (those not in your
contacts), or no caller ID. Touch
Save to change this setting.
Send my number - Choose
whether to display your number
on an outgoing call.
Auto redial - Slide the switch left
for On or right for Off.
Answer mode - Choose whether
to answer the phone using the
send key or any key.
Minute minder - Slide the switch
left to On to hear a tone every
minute during a call.
BT answer mode - Select Handsfree to be able to answer a call
using a Bluetooth headset, or
select Handset to press a handset
key to answer a call.
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Save new number - Select Yes to
save a new number.
TIP! To scroll through a list
of options, touch the last item
visible and slide your finger up
the screen. The list will move up
to display more items.
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Contacts
Searching for a contact
There are two ways to search for a
contact:
From the standby screen
1 From the standby screen touch
to open the contacts.
2 Touch
next to the contact
you would like to call. This is only
available when you set the Quick
command key as Make voice
call in Contact list settings.
From the main menu
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2 Touch
in the Communication
menu and select Search.
3 Your contacts will bring up a list
of contacts corresponding to the
letters you have entered.
Adding a new contact
1 From the standby screen touch
and touch Add contact.
2 Choose whether to save the
contact to your Handset or SIM.
3 Enter the first and last name of
your new contact. You do not
have to enter both, but you must
enter at least one.
4 You can enter up to five different
numbers per contact. Each entry
is assigned a preset type: Mobile,
Home, Office, Pager, Fax or
General. When you have finished,
touch Close.
5 Add an email address.
6 Assign the contact to one or
more groups, choosing between
No group, Family, Friends,
Colleagues, School, VIP or all
groups.
7 You can also add a Ringtone,
Birthday, Anniversary,
Homepage, Home address,
Company name, Job title,
Company address or a Memo
and also you can set Livecon.
8 Touch Save to save the contact.
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Contacts
TIP! You can create
customised groups for your
contacts.
Contact options
There are many things you can do
when viewing a contact. Here is
how to access and use the options
menu:
1 Open the contact you would like
to use.
2 You can edit the contact or send a
message directly from here.
3 Press
to open the list of
options.
Make video call - Video call the
contact.
Delete - Delete the contact.
Touch Yes if you are sure.
Copy or Move to SIM/Handset
- Choose to move or copy to the
SIM card or handset (depending
on where you originally saved the
contact).
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Send business card - Send
the contact’s details to another
person as a business card. Choose
to send as a Text message,
Multimedia msg, Email or via
Bluetooth.
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a message to the contact. If the
contact has an email address,
select whether you’d like to send
an email or SMS/MMS.
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Creating a group
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in the Communication
menu then Groups.
3 Touch
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4 Select Add group.
5 Enter a name for your new group
in the Name field.
6 Touch Save. You can also assign a
ringtone to the group.
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the contacts which were assigned to
that group will not be lost. They will
remain in your contacts.
Changing your contact
settings
You can adapt your contact settings
so that your contacts suits your own
preferences.
1 From the standby screen, touch
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2 In the Communication menu
and select Settings.
Touch
3 From here, you can adjust the
following settings:
Contact list settings - Choose
whether to view contacts saved
to both your Handset and SIM,
Handset only or SIM only
You can also choose to show
the first name or last name of
a contact first and whether to
display a quick command key
next to the contact or not.
Copy - Copy your contacts from
your handset to your SIM or from
your SIM to your handset.
You can choose all contacts by
touching Select all or select each
contact to copy one by one.
Move - This works in the same
way as Copy, but the contact will
only be saved to the location
you’ve moved it to. So if you
move a contact from the SIM to
the handset it will be deleted
from the SIM memory.
Send all contacts via Bluetooth Send all your contacts to another
device using Bluetooth. Bluetooth
will be automatically turned on if
you select this option.
Backup and Restore contacts
- Backup and restore contacts to
the Memory Card.
Clear contacts - Delete all your
contacts on your handset or SIM.
Touch Yes if you are sure you want
to delete all your contacts from
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your contacts.
Contacts
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Viewing information
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1 From the standby screen, touch
.
2 In the communication menu,
and select information.
touch
3 From here you can view your
Service dial numbers, your Own
number, your Memory info.
(how much memory space you’ve
got left) and My business card.
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TIP! To add your own
business card, select My
business card and enter your
details as you would for any
contact. Touch Save to finish.
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Messaging
Messaging
Your GW525 combines SMS and
MMS into one intuitive and easy to
use menu.
There are two ways to enter the
messaging centre:
from the standby screen,
Touch
or touch
from the standby
in the
screen and choose
Communication menu.
Sending a message
1 Touch
and choose New
message to open a blank
message.
2 From here you can send an SMS
or MMS. To send an email, touch
from the standby screen, then
in the Communication menu.
3 To send an SMS or MMS, touch
New message. In case of Email.
Touch New Email.
4 Touch Insert to add an image,
video, sound, template etc.
5 Touch To(1) at the top of the
screen to enter the recipient’s
number, or touch the search icon
to open your contacts. You can
add multiple contacts. Touch
Send when ready.
WARNING: If an
image, video or sound is
added to an SMS it will be
automatically convert to an
MMS and you will be charged
accordingly.
TIP! Quick reply - Send a
reply to the selected message
promptly, using a template.
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Messaging
Entering text
There are three ways to enter text:
T9 text mode/ Normal text mode/
Qwerty keypad.
case letters) when the screen is in
Landscape mode.
To enter a space touch
.
To delete a character or remove the
sentence, touch clear .
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TIP! Simply touch each
letter to write your message and
press:
to switch to upper case
to add a space
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T9 predictive
Touch to turn T9 predictive
text on or off.
You can choose the writing
language.
Tap to change between the
number, symbol and text keypad.
Use to scroll through the
different keyboards in each text
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In T9 mode, you will see
.
T9 uses a built-in dictionary to
recognise your words based on the
key sequences you touch. Simply
touch the number key associated
with the letter you want to enter,
and the dictionary will predict the
word you want to use.
For example, press 8, 3, 5, 3, 7, 4, 6,
6, 3 to write ‘telephone’.
If the word you want doesn’t
appear, touch Spell. If you touch
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Spell you can then enter the word
using Abc manual mode and your
word or name will be added to the
dictionary.
Abc manual
In Abc mode, you will see .
In Abc mode you must touch the
key repeatedly to enter a letter if T9
mode is switched off. For example,
to write ‘hello’, touch 4 twice, 3
twice, 5 three times, 5 three more
times, then 6 three times.
Qwerty keypad
Entering text
You can enter alphanumeric
characters using the phone’s
keypad. For example, storing names
in Contacts, writing a message
and creating scheduling events
in the calendar all require you
to enter text. The following text
input methods are available on the
phone: ABC manual mode and 123
mode.
TIP! Some fields may allow
only one text input mode (e.g.
telephone number in contacts
fields).
To enter a symbol in the text entry
key and select a
field, press the
symbol, then select OK.
Scroll using the navigation keys to
show more symbol options.
Separate each word with a space by
pressing
.
To delete a character, press the
key.
Text input mode using the keypad
When you are required to enter
text, for example when writing a
message, the keypad will default
to ABC mode. If you are entering a
number, for example when making
a call, the keypad number keys will
default to numbers.
In ABC mode, you can enter
numbers by first pressing
and
then the number you require.
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Messaging
Setting up your email
You can stay in touch on the move
using email on your GW525. It’s
quick and simple to set up a POP3
or IMAP4 email account.
TIP! To scroll through a list
of options, touch the last item
visible and slide your finger up
the screen. The list will move up
to display more items.
1 Touch
.
2 Select
from the
Communication menu then .
3 Touch Add Account.
4 The Setup Wizard will help you set
up your email settings.
If no email account is set, you can
set one up by using the email setup wizard.
5 You can now choose how to set
up your account:
Email address - Enter email
address
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Server address - Enter server
address (Microsoft Exchange
only).
Domain - Enter domain
(Microsoft Exchange only).
Username - Enter the account
username.
Password - Enter the account
password.
Mailbox type - Enter mailbox
type: POP3 or IMAP4.
Incoming server - Enter
incoming email server address.
Outgoing server - Enter
outgoing email server address.
SMTP authentication - Choose
security settings for outgoing mail
server.
Account name - Now your
account is set up, it will appear in
the list of accounts in your Email
folder.
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Retrieving your emails
Changing your email settings
You can automatically or manually
check your account for new emails.
1 Touch
then select
from
the Communication menu.
2 Touch the account you want to
use then , then select Inbox and
.
touch
3 Choose Retrieve and your
GW525 will connect to your email
account and retrieve your new
messages.
You can change your email settings
based on your own preferences.
1 Touch
then select and
.
2 Tap
and select E-mail
Settings to change the following
settings:
Email accounts - Set up the Email
account.
Preferred Email - Select the email
account you want to use.
Allow reply email - Choose
to allow the sending of ‘read
confirmation’ messages.
Request reply email - Choose
whether to request read
confirmation messages.
Retrieve interval - Select how
often your GW525 checks for new
email messages.
Retrieve amount - Select the
number of emails to be retrieved
at any one time.
Sending an email using your
new account
1 Touch New Email in the email
account you want to use and a
new email will open.
2 You can enter the recipient’s
address and write your message.
You can also attach images,
videos, sounds or other file types.
3 Touch Send and your email will
be sent.
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Messaging
Include message in Fwd & Reply
- Select whether to include the
original message in your reply.
Include attachment - Select
whether to include the original
attachment in any reply.
Auto Retrieval in Roaming
- Choose whether to retrieve
messages automatically when
abroad (roaming).
TIP! Costs for retrieving
email may be higher when
roaming. Check with your
network supplier.
New email notification - Choose
whether to be alerted to new
emails.
Signature - Create an email
signature and switch this feature
on.
Priority - Select the priority level
of your email messages.
Mail sending size - Select the
size limit of your emails.
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Email counter - view email
information.
Message folders
You’ll recognise the folder structure
used on your GW525, and it is fairly
self-explanatory.
Inbox - All the messsages you
receive are placed into your inbox.
From here you can view, delete
and more; see Managing your
messages below for details.
Outbox - This is a temporary
storage folder while messages are
being sent or stores the messages
that are failed to sent
Sent items - All the messages you
have sent are placed in this folder.
Drafts - If you do not finish writing
a message, you can save what you
have done in this folder.
My Folders - Create folders to store
your messages.
Trash - All the mesages you have
trashed are placed in this folder
(email only)
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Managing your messages
Using templates
You can use your Inbox to manage
your messages.
1 Touch
select
.
2 Select Inbox.
3 Touch
and then choose to:
Delete - Delete marked messages.
Change view - Select Threaded
view or Standard view.
Create new message - Open a
new blank message or email.
Move to My folders - Move the
marked messages to My folders.
Filter - Choose one of the filter
options.
Delete all - Delete all messages
in Inbox.
If you see the message No space for
SIM messages you should delete
some messages on the SIM.
If you see the message No space for
messages you should delete some
messages to free up memory space.
Create templates for the SMS and
MMS messages you send most
often. There are already some
templates on the phone, which you
can edit.
1 Touch
then choose
Templates from the
Communication menu.
2 Choose Text templates or
Multimedia templates. You
to Add
can then touch
templates, Delete or Delete all
templates.
3 Touch Add template to create a
new template.
4 You can view the template by
selecting it on the list and edit it
by touching it on the view screen.
Using emoticons
Liven up your messages using
emoticons. There are some
commonly used emoticons already
on your phone.
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Messaging
1 Touch
then choose
Emoticons from the
Communication menu.
2 Touch
to Add emoticon,
Delete or Delete all emoticons.
3 Touch Add emoticon to create a
new emoticon.
4 You can view the emoticon by
selecting it on the list and edit it
by touching it on the view screen.
Changing your text message
settings
Your GW525 message settings are
pre-defined so that you can send
messages immediately. These
settings can be changed based on
your preferences.
then choose Settings
Touch
from the Communication menu.
Select Text message. You can make
change the following:
Text message centre - Enter the
details of your message centre.
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Delivery report - Slide the switch
left to receive confirmation that
your messages have been delivered.
Validity period - Choose how long
your messages are stored at the
message centre.
Message types - Convert your
text into Text, Voice, Fax, X.400 or
Email.
Character encoding - Choose
how your characters are encoded.
This impacts on the size of your
messages and therefore on your
data charges.
Send long text as - Choose to send
long messages as Multiple SMS
messages or as an MMS.
Changing your multimedia
message settings
Your GW525 message settings are
pre-defined so that you can send
messages immediately. These
settings can be changed based on
your preferences.
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Choose Settings and Multimedia
message. You can make change the
following:
Retrieval mode - Choose Home
network or Roaming network. If
you then select Manual you will only
receive notifications about MMS
messages. You can then decide
whether to download them in full.
Delivery report - Choose whether
to allow and/or request a delivery
report.
Read reply - Choose to allow and/
or request a read report.
Priority - Choose the priority level
of your MMS.
Validity period - Choose how
long your message is stored at the
message centre.
Slide duration - Choose how long
slides appear on screen.
Creation mode - Choose your
message mode.
Delivery time - Choose how long to
wait before a message is delivered.
Multi msg centre - Enter the details
of your message centre.
Changing your other settings
Touch
in the Communication
menu and choose Settings then:
to add a
Voicemail - Touch
new Voicemail service. Contact
your network operator for more
information about the service they
provide.
Service message - Choose
whether to receive or block service
messages. You can also set message
security levels by creating trusted
and not trusted sender lists.
Message counter - Choose to set
or reset the message counter.
Info. service - Select your reception
status, language and other settings.
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Camera
Taking a quick photo
1 Press and hold down the
key
on the right side of the phone.
2 The viewfinder will appear on
screen.
3 Holding the phone horizontally,
point the lens towards the subject
of the photo.
4 Position the phone so you can
see the subject of your photo in
the preview screen.
5 When the camera has focused on
your subject, either press the
on the side of the phone firmly
or press the red box on the lower
right of the screen to take the
photo. The sending options then
appear on the screen.
After taking a photo
Your captured photo will appear
on screen. The name of the image
runs along the bottom of the screen
along with six icons on the righthand side.
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Touch to move to your gallery.
Touch to send the photo as a
message, email or via Bluetooth or
via blogger.
Touch to edit Picture.
Touch to set the picture you
have taken as home screen.
Touch to delete the photo
you have just taken and confirm by
touching Yes. The viewfinder will
reappear.
Touch to take another photo
immediately. Your current photo will
be saved.
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Getting to know the viewfinder
Settings - Touch this icon to open the
settings menu.
Camera mode - Camera mode is selected.
Video camera mode - Touch this icon to
switch to video mode.
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Back - Touch here to return to the standby
screen.
Gallery
Exposure
Shot mode
Take a picture
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TIP! You can bring up the options by
tapping the screen. They automatically
turn off after a few seconds.
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Camera
Choosing a shot type
1 Touch
to open the available
shot types.
2 Choose from two options:
Normal shot - This is the default
a higher exposure and sharper
image.
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Using the advanced settings
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From the viewfinder, touch
to
open all advanced settings options.
shot type - the photo will be taken
in the normal way, as outlined in
taking a quick photo.
Burst shot - This enables you
to take three, six or nine shots
automatically in very quick
succession.
Adjusting the exposure
Preview settings
Exposure defines the difference
between light and dark (contrast)
in an image. A low contrast image
will appear fuzzy, whereas a high
contrast image will appear much
sharper.
1 Touch
.
2 Slide the contrast indicator along
the bar - left for a lower exposure
and hazier image, or right for
Size - Change the size of the photo
to save memory space or take a
picture of the correct size for a
contact.
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Colour Effect - Choose a colour
tone to use on your new photo.
White balance - Choose from Auto,
Incandescent, Sunny, Fluorescent
or Cloudy.
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Night mode - Useful for use in dark
places.
Self-timer - The self-timer allows
you to set a delay after the capture
button is pressed before the camera
takes the picture. Choose from Off,
3 seconds, 5 seconds or 10 seconds.
This is ideal if you want to be
included in a photo.
Quality - Choose between Super
fine, Fine and Normal. The finer the
quality, the sharper a photo will be,
but the file size will increase. This
means you’ll be able to store fewer
photos in your memory.
View Mode - Choose between Full
screen or Full image. In Full screen,
the image may be cropped to fit the
screen.
Other settings
Memory - Choose whether to
save your photos to the Handset
memory or to the External memory.
Shutter sound - Select one of the
three shutter sounds.
Grid screen - Choose from Off,
Simple cross or Trisection.
Reset settings - Reset all the
camera settings.
TIP! When you exit the camera
all settings will return to their
defaults except image size and
image quality. Any non-default
settings will need to be reset,
for example colour tone. Check
these before you take your next
photo.
Inner/Outer Camera - For self
portraits, switch to the LG GW525
inner camera
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Camera
TIP! The settings menu
is superimposed over the
viewfinder, so when you change
elements of the image colour or
quality you will see a preview of
the image change behind the
settings menu.
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Viewing your saved photos
You can access your saved photos
from within camera mode. Simply
and your gallery will
touch
appear on screen.
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Video camera
5 Rec will appear in the top right
corner of the viewfinder and a
1 Press and hold down the camera
timer in the botttom right corner
key on the right-hand side of the
showing the length of your video.
phone.
6
To
pause the video, touch
2 In Camera preview mode, touch
and resume recording by
in
the Video camera icon
.
selecting
the view finder to switch to
7
Touch
on
the screen or press
video mode. The video camera’s
the capture button a second time
viewfinder will appear on the
to stop recording.
screen.
3 Holding the phone horizontally,
point the lens towards the subject
of the video.
4 Press the camera key once to start
recording. Or press the red dot
at the bottom right of the
screen.
Making a quick video
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Video camera
After making a video
A still image representing your
captured video will appear on the
screen. The name of the video runs
along the bottom of the screen
along with six icons on the righthand side.
Touch to view a gallery of
saved videos and images.
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Touch to delete the video you
have just made and confirm by
touching Yes. The viewfinder will
reappear.
Touch to make another video
immediately. Your current video will
be saved.
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Touch to play the video.
Touch to send the video as a
Message or Email or via Bluetooth
Touch to edit
or via YouTube.
the video.
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Getting to know the viewfinder
Settings - Touch this icon to open the
settings menu.
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Video mode - Video mode is selected.
Video size
Saving to handset memory/external
memory
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Back - Touch here to return to the standby
screen.
Gallery
Exposure
Video size
Stop recording
Start recording
Zoom - Touch
zoom out.
to zoom in or
to
Camera mode - Touch this icon to switch to
camera mode.
TIP! You can close all shortcut
options for a clearer viewfinder screen.
Simply touch the viewfinder once. To
recall the options, touch the screen
again.
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Video camera
Adjusting the exposure
Preview settings
Exposure defines the difference
between light and dark (contrast)
in a video. A low contrast video
will appear fuzzy, whereas a high
contrast video will appear much
sharper.
1 Touch
.
2 Slide the exposure indicator
along the bar, left for a lower
exposure and hazier video, or
right for a higher contrast and
sharper video.
Video size - Change the size of the
video to save memory space.
Colour Effect - Choose a colour
tone to use on your new video.
White balance - The white balance
ensures any white in your video is
realistic. To enable your camera to
adjust the white balance correctly,
you may need to determine the
light conditions. Choose between
Auto, Incandescent, Sunny,
Fluorescent or Cloudy.
Quality - Choose between Super
fine, Fine and Normal. The finer the
quality, the sharper a video will be
but the file size will increase. As a
result, you will be able to store fewer
videos in the phone’s memory.
Set time - Set a time limit for your
video. Choose from No limit, or
MMS to limit the size so that you
can send the video as an MMS.
Using the advanced settings
Using the viewfinder, touch
Settings to open all the advanced
settings options.
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View Mode - Choose between Full
screen or Full image. In Full screen,
the image may be cropped to fit the
screen.
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TIP! If you choose MMS
duration, choosing a lower
image quality will enable you to
shoot a longer video.
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Watching your saved videos
1 In the viewfinder, touch
.
2 Your gallery will appear on the
screen.
3 Touch the video you want to view
once to open it fully.
4 Touch the Play icon in the centre
of the screen.
Other settings
Memory - Choose whether to
save your videos to the External
memory or to the Handset
memory.
Voice - Choose Mute to record a
video without sound.
Reset settings - Reset all the video
camera settings.
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Your photos and videos
Viewing your photos and
videos
Adjusting the volume when
viewing a video
1 Touch
on the camera
preview screen.
2 Your gallery will appear on the
screen.
3 Touch the video or photo to open
it fully.
4 To play the video, touch
. To
pause playback, touch the screen
once and touch .
To adjust the audio volume on a
video while it is playing, touch the
speaker icon on the screen and slide
the bar to the left or right.
TIP! Flick left or right to
view other photos or videos.
TIP! To delete a photo or
video, open it and select
Touch Yes to confirm.
.
Using zoom when viewing a
photo
To zoom in press
repeatedly. To
zoom out press .
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Capturing an image from a
video
1 Select the video you want to
capture an image from.
2 Touch to pause the video on
the frame you’d like to convert to
.
an image and touch
3 From the options menu select
.
4 The image will appear on the
screen with its assigned image
name.
5 Touch
to return to the
gallery.
6 The image will be saved in your
My stuff folder and will appear in
the gallery. You will have to exit
the gallery and then re-open it for
it to be shown.
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Viewing your photos as a
slide show
Slideshow mode will show all the
photos in your gallery one at a time
as a slideshow. Videos cannot be
viewed as a slideshow.
1 Touch the photo you would like
to begin the slideshow twice to
open it.
2 Select
on the lower left side
of the screen.
3 The slideshow will begin.
There are options within slideshows:
Touch to show a random slide.
Touch to pause the slideshow
on a particular photo.
Touch again to resume
playback.
Touch to increase or decrease
the speed of the slideshow.
Setting a photo as wallpaper
1 Touch the photo you want to set
as wallpaper to open it.
2 Touch the screen to open the
options menu.
3 Touch .
4 You can then change the size of
the picture.
5 When you are happy with the
picture touch Set.
6 The display of the picture is
changed depending on whether
portrait mode or landscape mode
is used.
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Your photos and videos
Editing your photos
You can do lots of great things to
your photos to change them, add to
them or liven them up.
1 Open the photo you want to edit
to bring up the
and touch
options.
2 Touch the icons to alter your
photo:
Crop your photo. Choose
a square or circular crop area
and move your finger across the
screen to select the area.
Draw something on your
photo freehand. Select the line
thickness from the four options,
then the colour you want to use.
Add writing to the picture.
Decorate your photo with
stamps. Choose from the different
stamps available and touch OK.
Touch your photo wherever you
would like the stamps to appear.
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Erase whatever you draw.
You can select the size of the
eraser from the four options.
Save the changes you
have made to the photos. Select
to save the changes over the
Original file, or as a New file. If
you select New file, enter a file
name.
Undo the last effect or edit
you made to the photo.
Touch to open more effect
options including Rotate. There
are also more advanced editing
options. See Resize, Morphing,
Colour Accent, Add images etc.
Touch to add a filter effect
such as Blur, Sharpen, Sketch etc.
to a photo.
Touch to edit an effect to a
photo.
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Merging two videos
Touch to return to the
gallery.
Trimming the length of the
video
1 Open the video you want to edit,
.
select and touch
2 Select
and choose Trim.
3 Touch and set the new start
.
and end points using
4 Touch the Save icon or,
to return
alternatively, touch
to the gallery and discard the
changes.
1 Open the video you want to edit,
.
select and touch
2 Select
and choose Video
merge.
3 The My stuff will open. Choose
the video you want to merge.
4 Touch and slide the photo
to move it to the end or the
beginning of the video.
5 Touch the Effect icon to choose
how the videos merge together:
None, Pan zoom, Uncover,
Checker board, Split, Shape
diamond, Oval, Blind or
Dissolve.
6 Press the Save icon followed by
Yes to save the new merged
video. Select whether to replace
the original file or save as a new
file.
7 Repeat these steps to merge
more videos.
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Your photos and videos
Merging a photo with a video Adding text to a video
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1 Open the video you want to edit,
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select and touch
2 Select
and choose Image
merge.
3 The My stuff folder will open.
Choose the photo you want to
merge with your video.
4 Touch and slide the photo
to move it to the end or the
beginning of the video.
5 Touch the Effect icon to choose
how the photo and video merge
together: None, Pan zoom,
Uncover, Checker board, Split,
Shape diamond, Oval, Blind or
Dissolve.
6 Press the Save icon followed by
Yes. Select whether to replace the
original file or save as a new file.
7 Repeat these steps to merge
more photos.
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1 Open the video you want to edit,
.
select and touch
2 Select
and choose Text
overlay.
3 Enter your text using the keypad
and select Save.
4 Touch and indicate when you
want the text to appear using
.
5 Touch the area of the screen
where you want the text to
appear and touch OK.
6 Touch
to indicate when you
want the text to disappear.
7 Touch Preview to ensure you are
happy with the text overlay.
8 Touch the Save icon and choose
to save over the original file or as
a new file.
9 Repeat these steps to add more
text.
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Overlaying a photo
1 Open the video you want to edit,
.
select and touch
2 Select
and choose Image
overlay.
3 The My stuff will open. Choose
the photo you want to overlay
your video.
4 Touch and indicate when you
want the photo to appear using
.
5 Touch the area of the screen
where you want the photo to
appear and touch OK. If the
photo is too big it will overlay
the whole screen, not just the
selected area.
6 Touch
to mark when you
want the photo to disappear.
7 Touch Preview to ensure you are
happy with the photo overlay.
8 Touch the Save icon and choose
to save over the original file or as
a new file.
9 Repeat these steps to add more
photos.
Adding a voice recording
1 Open the video you want to edit,
.
select and touch
2 Select
and choose Voice
recording.
3 The quality of the original audio
will be affected by adding a voice
recording. Touch Yes to continue.
4 Touch to view your video.
When you get to the part you
want to record your voice over,
.
press
5 Press
to stop recording.
6 Touch Preview to ensure you are
happy with the voice recording.
7 Touch the Save icon and choose
to save over the original file or as
a new file.
8 Repeat these steps to add more
voice recordings to the video.
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1 Open the video you want to edit,
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select and touch
2 Select
and choose Audio
dubbing.
3 The My stuff will open. Choose
the track you want to add to your
video.
4 The original audio track on your
video will be erased. Touch Yes to
continue.
5 If the audio is shorter than the
video, choose whether to play it
Once or to Repeat it.
6 Select whether to replace the
original file or save as a new file.
Changing the video speed
1 Open the video you want to edit,
.
select and touch
2 Select
and choose Time
scaling.
3 Select one of the four speed
options: x4, x2, x1/4, x1/2.
4 Select whether to replace the
original file or save as a new file.
NOTE: Only 3gp Video files can
be edited.
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My stuff
You can store any multimedia files
on your phone’s memory so that
you have easy access to all of your
images, sounds, videos, games and
apps, flash contents, documents and
others. You can also save your files
to a memory card. Using a memory
card allows you to free up space in
your phone’s memory.
To access the My stuff menu, touch
then . Touch to open a
list of folders that store all of your
multimedia files.
Pictures
Images contains a list of pictures,
including default images preloaded onto your phone, images
downloaded by you and images
taken on your phone’s camera.
to change the view from
Touch
Grid view to List view or vice versa.
Sending a photo
1 Touch
then
.
2 Touch then choose Images.
3 Select an image you want to
send. Then select Send and
choose from Multimedia
message, Email or Bluetooth.
4 If you choose Multimedia
message or Email, your photo
will be attached to a message
and you can write and send the
message as normal. If you choose
Bluetooth, Bluetooth will be
turned on automatically and your
phone will search for a device to
send the picture.
Using an image
You can choose images to use as
wallpapers and screensavers or
even to identify a caller. The phone
should be in Portrait mode.
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch then Images.
3 Select an image and touch
.
4 Touch Use as and choose
between:
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Wallpaper - Set a wallpaper for the
Moving or copying an image
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1 Touch
then .
2 Touch then Images.
3 Touch
and select Move or
Copy.
4 You can mark/unmark images by
tapping them sequentially. Mark
the image that you want to move
or copy and touch Copy/Move.
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Contacts image - Allocate an
image to a particular person in your
contacts list so that their picture
shows when they call you.
Start up image - Set an image
to appear when you switch the
phone on.
Shut down image - Set an image
to appear when you switch the
phone off.
Printing an image
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2
3
4
Touch
then .
Touch then Images.
Select an image and touch
.
Touch Print then choose between
Bluetooth and PictBridge.
TIP! You can print via bluetooth
or by connecting to a PictBridge
compatible printer.
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Creating a slide show
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch then Images.
3 Choose a start image for your
slide show.
4 Touch
then Slide show.
Sounds
The Sounds folder contains
Downloaded sounds, Default
sounds and Voice recordings.
From here you can manage or send
sounds or set them as ringtones.
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1 Touch
then .
2 Touch then Sounds.
3 Select a sound and and it will
start to play.
4 Touch
and select Use as.
5 Choose from Ringtone, Message
tone, Start-up or Shut down.
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Videos
The Videos folder shows a list of
videos you have downloaded or
recorded on your phone.
Watching a video
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch then Videos.
3 Select a video to play.
Using options while the video
is paused
Touch
while in pause mode and
choose from:
Capture - Capture the frozen frame
as a picture.
Send - Send the video in a message or
email or via Bluetooth or via YouTube.
Delete - Delete the video.
Edit - Edit the video.
File info. - View the Title, Size, Date,
Type, Duration, Protection status
and Forwarding details.
Sending a video clip
1 Select a video and touch
.
2 Touch Send and choose from
Message, Email , Bluetooth or
YouTube.
3 If you choose Message or Email,
your video clip will be attached
to the message and you can write
and send the message as normal.
If you choose Bluetooth, you will
be prompted to turn Bluetooth
on and your phone will search for
a device to send the video.
Flash contents
The Flash contents folder contains
all your default and downloaded
SWF files.
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Documents
Viewing a file
From the Documents menu, you
can view all of your document files.
From here, you can view your Excel,
PowerPoint, Word, Text and pdf files.
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch then Documents.
3 Select a document.
Transferring a file to your
phone
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Bluetooth is probably the easiest
way of transferring a file from your
computer to your phone. You can
also use the LG PC Suite via your
sync cable.
To transfer using Bluetooth:
1 Make sure your phone and
computer have Bluetooth
switched on and can see each
other.
2 Use your computer to send the
file via Bluetooth.
3 When the file is sent you will have
to accept it on your phone by
touching Yes.
4 The file should appear in your
Documents or Others folder.
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Others
The Others folder is used to store
files which are not pictures, sounds,
videos, games or applications. It
is used in the same way as the
Documents folder. You may find
that when you transfer files from
your computer to your phone that
they appear in the Others folder
rather than the Documents folder.
If this happens, you can move them.
To move a file from Others to
Documents:
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch then Others.
3 Select a file and touch
.
4 Touch Move and choose the
destination folder from the list
by touching the arrow icon. The
screen wil display Moved when
the transfer is complete.
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Installing a game/application
via a local install
Using the games options
menu
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch and Others or My
memory card if external memory
is inserted.
3 Select the file (*.jad or *.jar)
to install and press Install
command. The application will be
installed.
NOTE: The jad file should contain its
own jar file.
Within the Games and Application
folders, the following options are
available:
File info. – View the Vendor, Version,
Size and Domain.
Sort by - Sort the games and
applications by Date, Size or Name.
Memory manager - View the
memory status of Handset memory
and External memory.
Playing a game
Using the Fun stuff
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch
.
3 Open the Games folder, choose
a game and touch the icon to
launch.
Fun stuff contains preloaded flash
games which use the integrated
motion sensor.
Music
Your LG GW525 has a built-in music
player so you can play all your
favourite tracks. To access the music
then then
.
player, touch
From here, you can access a number
of folders:
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Recently played - View all of the
songs you have played recently.
All tracks - Contains all the songs
you have on your phone.
Artists - Browse your music
collection by artist.
Albums - Browse your music
collection by album.
Genres - Browse your music
collection by genre.
Playlists - Contains all playlists you
have created.
Shuffle tracks - Play your tracks in a
random order.
Transferring music onto your
phone
The easiest way to transfer music
onto your phone is via Bluetooth or
your sync cable.
To transfer using Bluetooth:
1 Make sure both devices have
Bluetooth switched on and can
see each other.
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2 Select the music file on the
other device and select send via
Bluetooth.
3 When the file is ready to be sent
you should accept it on your
phone by touching Yes.
4 The file should appear in
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tracks.
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Touch , then Select All tracks.
Select the song you want to play.
Touch
to pause the song.
Touch
to skip to the next
song.
6 Touch
to go back to the
previous song.
7 Touch
to return to the music
list.
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Creating a playlist
You can create your own playlists by
choosing a selection of songs from
the All tracks folder.
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch
, then Select Playlists.
3 Touch Add new playlist, enter
the playlist name and touch Save.
4 The All tracks folder will show all
the songs on your phone. Touch
all the songs that you want to
include in your playlist. A tick will
appear on the left-hand side of
the track names.
5 Touch Done.
Editing a playlist
From time to time, you may want to
add new songs or delete songs from
a playlist. You can do this by editing
the playlist.
1 Touch
, then .
2 Touch
, then Select Playlists.
3 Select the playlist.
4 Touch
and select:
Add new songs – To add more
songs to the playlist. Mark the
ones you want to add and touch
Done.
Change order - Change the
playing order of the playlist.
Remove – Remove a song from
the playlist. Touch Yes to confirm.
Memory status - View the
memory status of the Handset
memory and External memory.
Remove all - Remove all tracks
from the playlist.
Deleting a playlist
1 Touch
, then .
2 Touch
, then Playlists.
3 Touch
, then Delete or Delete
all to delete all of the playlists.
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Using the radio
Your LG GW525 has an FM radio
feature so you can tune into your
favourite stations and listen on the
move.
NOTE: You will need to attach your
headphones to listen to the radio.
Insert them into the headphone
socket (this is the same socket that
you plug your charger into).
Searching for stations
You can tune your phone to radio
stations by searching for them
manually or automatically. They will
then be saved to specific station
numbers, so you don’t have to
keep re-tuning. You can save up
to 50 stations in your phone. You
must first attach the headset to the
phone as this acts as the aerial.
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To auto tune:
1 Touch , then .
2 Touch , then
.
3 Touch Auto scan. Then the
stations will be automatically
found and allocated to a channel
on your phone.
NOTE: You can also manually tune
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radio frequency. If you press and
hold and , the stations will
be found automatically.
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Resetting channels
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch
then
.
3 Choose Reset to reset the current
channel or choose Reset all to
reset all of the channels.
Each channel will return to the
starting frequency of 87.5Mhz.
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1 Touch
then .
2 Touch
.
3 Touch
to add an image.
Checkbox images you want to
include then select Insert.
4 Touch style tab to choose a
Muvee style.
5 Touch Default sound to change
the sound.
6 Touch
to see what you’ve
created.
7 If you want to save what you’ve
created, Press play and then
Touch Save icon.
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Organiser
Adding an event to your
calendar
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
Select Calendar.
2 Select the date to which you want
to add an event.
3 Touch
then Add event.
TIP! You can set holiday dates in
your calendar. Touch each day
you are on holiday one at time,
then touch
and select Set
holiday.
Adding an item to your To
Do list
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Select To do and touch Add to
do.
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3 Set the date for the task, add
notes and select a priority level:
High, Medium or Low.
4 Save your task by selecting Save.
TIP! You can edit an item by
selecting it, touching the tab
and entering the changes.
Confirm the changes by
selecting Save.
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Using date finder
Date finder is a handy tool to help
you calculate what the date will be
once a certain number of days have
passed.
This helps you keep track of
deadlines.
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Select Date finder.
3 Set the required date in the From
tab.
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4 Set the number of days in the
After tab.
5 The Target date will be shown
below.
Setting your alarm
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Touch Add alarm.
3 Set the time you would like the
alarm to sound and touch Save.
The screen then automatically
returns to the alarm list.
4 Select the item on the list and
choose whether you would like
your alarm to repeat Once, Daily,
Mon - Fri, Mon - Sat,
Sat - Sun, Sat-Wed, Sat-Thu,
Sun-Thu, Except holiday or
Choose weekday. The icons
indicate the weekday you select.
5 Select Alarm type to select the
type of alarm you want.
6 Touch Alarm bell. You can choose
a sound from the My stuff list.
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To listen to sounds touch
the right of the sound.
7 Add a memo to the alarm.
8 Finally, you can set the snooze
interval to 5, 10, 20 or 30 minutes
or 1 hour, or turn it off.
9 After setting the alarm, touch
Save.
NOTE: You can set up to 5 alarms.
TIP! Touch the on/off icon on
the right-hand side of the alarm
to set it.
Voice recorder
Use your voice recorder to record
voice memos or other audio files.
1 Touch
then .
2 Touch Voice recorder then
and Settings and choose from:
Duration – Set the recording
duration. Choose from No limit,
MMS msg. size or 1 min.
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Quality – Select the sound
quality. Choose from Super fine,
Fine or Normal.
Memory in use - Choose whether
to save recorded sounds to
the External memory or to the
Handset memory.
Recording a sound or voice
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2
3
4
5
Touch
then .
Touch Voice recorder.
Touch
to begin recording.
Touch
to end recording.
Touch
to listen to your
recording.
Sending the voice recording
1 Once you have finished recording,
.
touch
2 Touch Send via and choose from
Message, Email or Bluetooth. If
you choose Message or Email,
the recording will be added to the
message and you can write and
send it as normal. If you choose
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Bluetooth, it will automatically
turn Bluetooth on and search for
a device.
NOTE: After you have finished
and choose
recording, touch
Send via, File, Delete, Use as (to
use the recording as your voice
ringtone) Settings or Go to my
sounds.
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1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Touch Add memo.
3 Type your memo, then touch
Save.
4 Your memo will appear on the
screen.
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Using your calculator
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Select Calculator.
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3 Touch the number keys to enter
numbers.
4 For simple calculations, touch the
function you require (+, –, x or ÷),
followed by =.
5 For more complex calculations,
and choose from sin,
touch
cos, tan, log, ln, exp, deg or rad
etc.
Converting a unit
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Select Unit converter.
3 Choose whether you would like
to convert Currency, Surface,
Weight, Length, Temperature,
Volume or Velocity.
4 You can then select the unit, and
enter the value you would like to
convert from, followed by the unit
you would like to convert to.
5 The corresponding value will
appear on the screen.
Using the stopwatch
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Select Stopwatch.
3 Touch Start to begin timing.
4 Touch Lap if you want to record
a lap time.
5 Touch Stop to end the timer.
6 Touch Resume to restart the
stopwatch from the time you
stopped it, or touch Reset to start
the time again.
STK
This menu may be different,
depending on whether you have
STK support services on the SIM
card or not (i.e. SIM Application
Toolkit).
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1 From the standby screen select
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2 Select World clock
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, followed by Add city.
Touch the icon in the upper lefthand side of the screen and type
the name of the city you require
on the search tab. It will then be
displayed at the top of the screen.
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PC Sync
You can synchronise your PC with
your phone to make sure all your
important details and dates match.
You can also backup your files to
put your mind at ease.
Installing the LG PC Suite on
your computer
1 From the standby screen, press
, select
and choose
.
2 Scroll and touch USB connection
mode and choose PC suite.
3 Connect your phone to your PC.
Backing up and restoring the
information on your phone
1 Connect your phone to your PC.
2 Double click on the LG PC Suite
icon on your desktop.
3 Click on the Backup icon, and
select Backup or Restore.
4 Mark the content you would like
to back up or restore. Select the
location you want to back up the
information to, or restore it from.
Click OK.
5 Your information will be backed
up or restored.
Viewing phone files on your
PC
1 Connect your phone to your PC.
2 Double click on the LG PC Suite
icon on your desktop.
3 Click on the Manage Files icon.
4 All the documents, flash
contents, images, audio files and
videos you have saved on your
phone will be displayed on the
screen in the LG Phone folder.
TIP! Viewing the contents of your
phone on your PC helps you to
arrange files, organise documents
and remove content that you no
longer need.
Synchronising your contacts
1 Connect your phone to your PC.
2 Double click on the LG PC Suite
icon on your desktop.
3 Click on the Manage Files icon.
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4 Your PC will now import and
display all the contacts saved on
your SIM card and handset.
5 Click on File and select Save. You
can now select where you want
to save your contacts to.
NOTE: To backup contacts saved
to your SIM card, click on the SIM
card folder on the left side of the
PC screen. Select Edit at the top of
the screen, then Select all.
Right-click your contacts and
select Copy to contact. Now click
on the Handset folder on the left
side of the screen and all your
numbers will be displayed.
Synchronising your messages
1 Connect your phone to your PC.
2 Double click on the LG PC Suite
icon on your desktop.
3 Click on the Messages icon.
4 All of your PC and phone
messages will be displayed in
folders on your screen.
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5 Use the tool bar at the top of
the screen to edit and rearrange
messages.
Using your phone as a mass
storage device
Your phone can be used as a mass
storage device.
1 Disconnect your phone from
your PC.
2 From the standby screen select
, then touch
.
3 Select
, then USB connection
mode.
4 Touch Mass storage. This mode
will be saved.
5 Connect the phone to your PC.
Your phone will read: Connected.
6 All of your phone files will
automatically be stored onto your
PC hard drive.
NOTE: Your phone must be
unplugged from your PC to
initiate Mass Storage.
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Using your phone as a Music
Sync device
Using your phone as a
modem
Your Phone can be used as a Music
Sync device for Sync Music Files
only.
Music Sync can be carried out using
Windows Media Player 11 and
supports both Handset Memory
and an external Memory Card.
1 Disconnect your phone from
your PC.
2 From the standby screen select
, then touch
.
3 Select
and then USB
connection mode.
4 Touch Music sync. This mode will
be saved.
5 Connect the phone to your PC.
Your phone will read: Connecting
as Music Sync … followed by
Disconnect Cable to Stop Music
Sync.
Your GW525 can double as a
modem for your PC, giving you
email and internet access even
when you can’t connect using wires.
You can do this via the USB cable or
by Bluetooth.
Using the USB cable:
1 Ensure you have the LG PC Suite
installed on your PC.
2 Connect your GW525 and PC
using the USB cable and launch
the LG PC Suite software.
3 Click Internet Kit on your PC.
4 Create the Profile that can
connect to the Internet and save
the settings.
5 The profile that you create will
appear on your PC screen. Select
it and click Connect.
Your PC will connect through
your GW525.
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Using Bluetooth:
1 Ensure Bluetooth is switched On
and is Visible to both your PC
and GW525.
2 Pair your PC and GW525 so that
a passcode is required for the
connection.
3 Use the Connection wizard on
your LG PC Suite to create an
active Bluetooth connection.
4 Click Internet Kit on your PC.
5 Create the Profile that can
connect to the Internet and save
the settings.
6 The profile that you create will
appear on your PC screen. Select
it and click Connect.
Your PC will connect through
your GW525
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Browser
Browser gives you a fast, full colour
world of games, music, news, sport,
entertainment and lots more,
straight to your mobile phone.
Wherever you are and whatever
you like.
Accessing the web
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 To go straight to the browser
home page, select Home
Alternatively, select Enter
address and type in your desired
URL, followed by Connect.
NOTE: You will incur an extra cost
by connecting to this service and
downloading content. Check the
data charges with your network
provider.
Adding and accessing your
bookmarks
For easy and fast access to your
favourite websites, you can add
bookmarks and save web pages.
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Select Bookmarks. A list of your
Bookmarks will appear on the
screen.
3 To add a new bookmark, touch
Add bookmark. Enter a name
for your bookmark followed by
the URL.
4 Touch Save. Your Bookmark will
now appear in the bookmark list.
5 To access the bookmark simply
touch it and then touch Connect.
You will be connected to the
bookmark.
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Using the RSS reader
Saving a page
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RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a
family of web feed formats used to
publish frequently updated content,
such as blog entries, news headlines
or podcasts. An RSS document,
called a feed, web feed, or channel,
contains either a summary of
content from an associated web
site or the entire text. RSS makes
it possible for people to keep up
with their favourite web sites in an
automated way that is easier than
checking manually.
The user subscribes to a feed by
entering its link into the reader
or by clicking an RSS icon in a
browser that starts the subscription
process. The reader checks the
user’s subscribed feeds regularly for
new content and downloads any
updates it finds.
1 Access your required webpage as
described above.
2 Touch
and select Save this
page.
3 Enter a name for the webpage so
you can easily recognise it.
4 Touch Save.
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TIP! This menu will also allow
you to edit titles of saved pages,
protect or unprotect the screen
memo, and delete saved pages.
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Accessing a saved page
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
2 Select Saved pages.
3 Select the required page and it
will open.
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Viewing your browser history
Access to Google
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
Select History.
2 A list of web page titles you
have accessed recently will be
displayed. To access one of these
pages, simply select it.
You can use Google service using
this menu.
Google service offers user a chance
to use Search, Mail, Blogger, and
YouTube.
Changing web browser
settings
1 From the standby screen, select
, then touch and choose
.
Select Settings.
2 You can choose to edit Profiles,
Appearance settings, Cache,
Cookies, Security, or to reset all
settings, select Reset settings.
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Settings
This folder lets you adapt your
settings to personalise your GW525.
Personalising your profiles
You can quickly change your profile
on the standby screen. Just touch
the status summary bar on the top,
then touch the profile tab.
You can personalise each profile
setting using the settings menu.
1 Press
and then choose
.
2 Touch
and then choose the
profile you want to edit.
3 You can then change all of
the sounds and alert options
available in the list, including your
Ringtone and Volume, Message
Tone settings and more.
Changing your Screen
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1 Touch
then choose
.
2 Touch and then choose from:
Wallpaper - Choose the theme
for your standby screen.
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Livesquare - It is possible to
change Liveplace and Livecon.
If you set Daily reset ON, your
livesquare is reset every morning
at 4 AM.
Top Menu - Choose the style of
the top menu.
Dialling - Adjust the number size
and colour.
Font - Adjust the font style and
size.
Backlight - Choose how long the
backlight stays on for.
NOTE: The longer the backlight
stays on, the more battery power
it uses and so you may need to
recharge your phone more often.
Brightness - Adjust the screen
brightness.
Greeting message - Choose
on or off and fill in the greeting
message.
Start-up/Shut down - Choose
the image for your start-up/shut
down screen.
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Changing your phone
settings
Enjoy the freedom of adapting the
GW525 to your own preferences.
1 Touch then choose
.
2 Touch
then choose from the
list below.
Date & Time - Adjust your date
and time settings or choose
to auto update the time when
travelling or for daylight saving.
Power save - Choose to switch
the factory set power saving
settings: Off, Night only and
Always on.
Languages - Change the
language on your GW525’s
display.
Auto key lock - Lock the keypad
automatically in standby screen.
Security - Adjust your security
settings, including PIN codes,
handset lock, change codes and
Anti theft Mobile tracker.
Memory manager - You can use
memory manager to determine
how each memory is used and
see how much space is available.
Handset common memory
- View the memory available on
your GW525 for Pictures, Sounds,
Videos, Flash contents, Flash,
MMS, Email, Java applications and
others.
Handset reserved memory
- View the memory available on
your handset for SMS, Contacts,
Calendar, To do list, Memos,
Alarms, Call history, Bookmarks
and Miscellaneous items.
SIM memory - View the memory
available on your SIM Card.
External memory - View the
memory available on your
external memory card (which you
may need to purchase separately).
Primary storage settings Choose the location you prefer
items to be saved between Handset
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memory and External memory.
Settings
Reset settings - Restores all
settings to their factory defaults.
Information - View the technical
information for your GW525.
Changing your touch settings
From the home screen select
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then , Select
Touchpad calibration - You
can adjust calibration of your
touchpad.
Touchscreen effect - You can
change touchscreen effect.
Changing your connectivity
settings
Your connectivity settings have
already been set up by your
network operator, so you can enjoy
your new phone immediately. To
change any settings, use this menu:
, then
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Touch
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Network settings
Select network - If you set
to Automatic, the GW525
automatically searches for
the network and registers the
handset to the network. This is
recommended for best service
and quality.
NOTE: When your handset loses
the network in manual mode,
the popup message to select the
available network will be shown
on the Idle screen.
Network mode - You can set
a type of network to search for
when networks are searched in
the Select network menu.
Preferred lists - If the network
is searching automatically, you
can add a preferred network to
be connected to. The following
options are available:
Internet profiles - This menu
shows the Internet profiles. You can
create, delete or edit new profiles by
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you cannot delete or edit default
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country variant.
Access points - Your network
operator has already saved this
information. You can add new
access points using this menu.
Packet data conn. - Choose when
your device should be connected to
network for packet data.
USB connection mode - Choose
Data service and synchronise your
GW525 using the LG PC Suite
software to copy files from your
phone.
If you use Music sync with Windows
Media Player, select Music sync
in this menu. Music sync is only
available for music content.
Streaming settings - Your network
operator has already saved this
information. You can edit it if you
want to make changes.
Java settings - You can add or
choose a profile and view the
certificate information.
Sending and receiving files
using Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a great way to send
and receive files as it uses no wires
and connection is quick and easy.
You can also connect to a Bluetooth
headset to make and receive calls.
To send a file:
1 Open the file you want to send,
which will typically be a photo,
video or music file.
2 Choose Send.
Choose Bluetooth.
3 If you have already paired the
Bluetooth device, your GW525
will not automatically search for
other Bluetooth devices. If not,
your GW525 will search for other
Bluetooth enabled devices within
range.
4 Choose the device you want to
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5 Your file will be sent.
TIP! Check the progress bar to
make sure your file is sent.
To receive a file:
1 To receive files, your Bluetooth
must be both On and Visible. See
Changing your Bluetooth settings
on the right for more information.
2 A message will prompt you to
accept the file from the sender.
Touch Yes to receive the file.
3 You will see where the file has
been saved and you can choose
to View the file or Use as
wallpaper. Files will usually be
saved to the appropriate folder in
your My stuff.
Changing your Bluetooth
settings:
1 Touch
and choose
.
2 Choose then touch
and
choose Settings.
Make your changes to:
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My device visibility - Choose to
be Visible, Hidden or Visible for
1 min.
My device name - Enter a name
for your GW525.
Supported services - Select how
to use Bluetooth in association
with different services.
Remote SIM Mode - Turn on
or off.
My address - Show your
Bluetooth address.
Pairing with another
Bluetooth device
By pairing your GW525 with another
device, you can set up a passcode
protected connection. This makes
your pairing more secure.
1 Check your Bluetooth is On and
Visible. You can change your
visibility in the Settings menu.
2 Touch Search.
3 Your GW525 will search for
devices. When the search is
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4 Choose the device you want to
pair with and enter the passcode,
then touch OK.
5 Your phone will then connect
to the other device, on which
you will need to enter the same
passcode.
6 Your passcode protected
Bluetooth connection is now
ready.
Using a Bluetooth headset
1 Check your Bluetooth is On and
Visible.
2 Follow the instructions that
came with your headset to put
it in pairing mode and pair your
devices.
3 Touch Ask before connect or
Always connect and touch Yes
to Connect now. Your GW525 will
automatically switch to Headset
profile.
Software Upgrade
LG Mobile Phone Software
Upgrade Program
For more information on installing
and using this program, please visit
http://update. lgmobile.com.
This feature allows you to upgrade
your software to the latest version
quickly and conveniently on the
Internet without needing to visit our
service centre.
As the mobile phone software
upgrade program requires the
user’s full attention for the duration
of the upgrade process, please
be sure to check any instructions
and notes that appear at each
step before proceeding. Please
note that removing the USB data
communication cable or batteries
during the upgrade may seriously
damage your mobile phone. As the
manufacturer takes no responsibility
for loss of data during the upgrade
process, you are advised to note
down any important information in
advance for safekeeping.
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These accessories are supplied with the GW525.
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NOTE:
• Always use genuine LG accessories.
• Failure to do this may invalidate your
warranty.
• Accessories may be different in
different regions; please check with
our regional service company or
agent for further inquires.
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Data cable
and CD
Connect and
synchronise
your GW525
and PC.
User Guide
Learn more
about your
GW525.
Network service
Technical data
The wireless phone described in this
guide is approved for use on the
GSM 850, E-GSM 900, DCS 1800,
PCS 1900 and W-CDMA network.
A number of features included
in this guide are called Network
Services. These are special services
that you arrange through your
wireless service provider. Before
you can take advantage of any
of these Network Services, you
must subscribe to them through
your service provider and obtain
instructions for their use from your
service provider.
General
Product name : GW525
System : GSM 850 / E-GSM 900 /
DCS 1800 / PCS 1900 / W-CDMA
Ambient Temperatures
Max: +55°C (discharging),
+45°C (charging)
Min : -10°C
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Suppliers Details
Name
LG Electronics Inc
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LG Electronics Inc. LG Twin Towers 20,
Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea 150-721
Product Details
Product Name
GSM 850 / E-GSM 900 / DCS 1800 / PCS 1900 / W-CDMA Terminal Equipment
Model Name
GW525
Trade Name
LG
Applicable Standards Details
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
EN 301 489-01 V1.6.1, EN 301 489-07 v1.3.1, EN 301 489-17 v1.2.1, EN 301 489-24 V1.3.1
EN 301 511 V9.0.2
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1 EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1
EN 50360:2001, EN62209-1:2006
EN 60950-1 : 2001
EN 300 328 V1.7.1
Supplementary Information
The conformity to above standards is verified by the following Notified Body(BABT)
BABT, Balfour House, Churchfield Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2TD, United Kingdom
Notified Body Identification Number : 0168
Declaration
I hereby declare under our sole responsibility that the
product mentioned above to which this declaration
relates complies with the above mentioned standards
and Directives
European Standard Center
LG Electronics Logistics and Services B.V.
Veluwezoom 15, 1327 AE Almere, The Netherlands
Tel : +31 - 36- 547 – 8940, Fax : +31 – 36 – 547 - 8794
e-mail : jacob @ lge.com
Name
Issued Date
Seung Hyoun, Ji / Director
1. June. 2009
Signature of representative
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Guidelines for safe and efficient use
Please read these simple guidelines.
Not following these guidelines may
be dangerous or illegal.
Exposure to radio frequency
energy
Radio wave exposure and Specific
Absorption Rate (SAR) information
This mobile phone model GW525
has been designed to comply with
applicable safety requirements for
exposure to radio waves. These
requirements are based on scientific
guidelines that include safety
margins designed to assure the
safety of all persons, regardless of
age and health.
• The radio wave exposure
guidelines employ a unit of
measurement known as the
Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR.
Tests for SAR are conducted using
standardised methods with the
phone transmitting at its highest
certified power level in all used
frequency bands.
• While there may be differences
between the SAR levels of various
LG phone models, they are all
designed to meet the relevant
guidelines for exposure to radio
waves.
• The SAR limit recommended by
the International Commission on
Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
(ICNIRP) is 2W/kg averaged over
10g of tissue.
• The highest SAR value for this
model phone tested by DASY4 for
use at the ear is 0.904 W/kg (10g)
and when worn on the body is
0.841 W/Kg(10g).
• SAR data information for
residents in countries/regions
that have adopted the SAR limit
recommended by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE), which is 1.6 W/kg averaged
over 1g of tissue.
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Product care and
maintenance
WARNING
Only use batteries, chargers
and accessories approved for
use with this particular phone
model. The use of any other
types may invalidate any
approval or warranty applying
to the phone, and may be
dangerous.
• Do not disassemble this unit. Take
it to a qualified service technician
when repair work is required.
• Keep away from electrical
appliances such as TVs, radios, and
personal computers.
• The unit should be kept away from
heat sources such as radiators or
cookers.
• Do not drop.
• Do not subject this unit to
mechanical vibration or shock.
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• Switch off the phone in any area
where you are required by special
regulations. For example, do not
use your phone in hospitals as
it may affect sensitive medical
equipment.
• Do not handle the phone with wet
hands while it is being charged. It
may cause an electric shock and
can seriously damage your phone.
• Do not charge a handset near
flammable material as the handset
can become hot and create a fire
hazard.
• Use a dry cloth to clean the
exterior of the unit (do not use
solvents such as benzene, thinner
or alcohol).
• Do not charge the phone when it
is on soft furnishings.
• The phone should be charged in a
well ventilated area.
• Do not subject this unit to
excessive smoke or dust.
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• Do not keep the phone next to
credit cards or transport tickets; it
can affect the information on the
magnetic strips.
• Do not tap the screen with a
sharp object as it may damage the
phone.
• Do not expose the phone to liquid,
moisture or humidity
• Use the accessories like earphones
cautiously. Do not touch the
antenna unnecessarily.
• Do not use the phone or
accessories in places with
high humidity such as pools,
greenhouses, solariums or
tropical environments, it may
cause damage to the phone and
invalidation of warranty.
Efficient phone operation
Electronics devices
All mobile phones may get
interference, which could affect
performance.
• Do not use your mobile phone
near medical equipment
without requesting permission.
Avoid placing the phone over
pacemakers, for example, in your
breast pocket.
• Some hearing aids might be
disturbed by mobile phones.
• Minor interference may affect TVs,
radios, PCs, etc.
Road safety
Check the laws and regulations on
the use of mobile phones in the
area when you drive.
• Do not use a hand-held phone
while driving.
• Give full attention to driving.
• Use a hands-free kit, if available.
• Pull off the road and park before
making or answering a call if
driving conditions so require.
• RF energy may affect some
electronic systems in your vehicle
such as car stereos and safety
equipment.
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• When your vehicle is equipped
with an air bag, do not obstruct
with installed or portable wireless
equipment. It can cause the air bag
to fail or cause serious injury due
to improper performance.
• If you are listening to music whilst
out and about, please ensure that
the volume is at a reasonable
level so that you are aware of your
surroundings. This is particularly
imperative when near roads.
Glass Parts
Some parts of your mobile device
are made of glass. This glass
could break if your mobile device
is dropped on a hard surface or
receives a substantial impact. If
the glass breaks, do not touch or
attempt to remove. Stop using your
mobile device until the glass is
replaced by an authorized service
provider.
Blasting area
Avoid damage to your
hearing
Damage to your hearing can occur
if you are exposed to loud sound for
long periods of time. We therefore
recommend that you do not turn on
or off the handset close to your ear.
We also recommend that music and
call volumes are set to a reasonable
level.
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Do not use the phone where
blasting is in progress. Observe
restrictions, and follow any
regulations or rules.
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• Do not use the phone at a
refueling point.
• Do not use near fuel or chemicals.
• Do not transport or store
flammable gas, liquid, or explosives
in the same compartment of your
vehicle as your mobile phone and
accessories.
In aircraft
Wireless devices can cause
interference in aircraft.
• Turn your mobile phone off before
boarding any aircraft.
• Do not use it on the ground
without permission from the crew.
Children
Keep the phone in a safe place
out of the reach of small children.
It includes small parts which may
cause a choking hazard if detached.
Emergency calls
Emergency calls may not be
available under all mobile networks.
Therefore, you should never depend
solely on the phone for emergency
calls. Check with your local service
provider.
Battery information and care
• You do not need to completely
discharge the battery before
recharging. Unlike other battery
systems, there is no memory
effect that could compromise the
battery’s performance.
• Use only LG batteries and chargers.
LG chargers are designed to
maximize the battery life.
• Do not disassemble or short-circuit
the battery pack.
• Keep the metal contacts of the
battery pack clean.
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• Replace the battery when it
no longer provides acceptable
performance. The battery pack
maybe recharged hundreds of
times until it needs replacing.
• Recharge the battery if it has
not been used for a long time to
maximize usability.
• Do not expose the battery charger
to direct sunlight or use it in high
humidity, such as in the bathroom.
• Do not leave the battery in hot or
cold places, this may deteriorate
the battery performance.
• There is risk of explosion if the
battery is replaced by an incorrect
type.
• Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s
instructions. Please recycle when
possible. Do not dispose as
household waste.
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• If you need to replace the battery,
take it to the nearest authorized LG
Electronics service point or dealer
for assistance.
• Always unplug the charger from
the wall socket after the phone is
fully charged to save unnecessary
power consumption of the charger.
• Actual battery life will depend on
network configuration, product
settings, usage patterns, battery
and environmental conditions.
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Trouble shooting
This chapter lists some problems you might encounter while using your
phone. Some problems require you to call your service provider, but most
are easy for you to correct yourself.
Message
Possible causes
Possible Solutions
SIM error
There is no SIM card in
the phone or it is inserted
incorrectly.
Make sure the SIM card is correctly
inserted.
No network
connection
Signal weak
Outside GSM network area
Move towards a window or into an
open area. Check the service provider
coverage map.
Codes do not
match
To change a security code,
you will need to confirm
the new code by entering
it again. The two codes you
have entered do not match.
Contact your Service Provider.
Function
cannot be set
Not supported by Service
Provider, or registration
required
Contact your Service Provider.
Calls not
available
Dialling error
New SIM card inserted
Charge limit reached
New network not authorised. Check
for new restrictions. Contact Service
Provider or reset limit with PIN 2.
On/Off key not pressed long
enough
Battery flat
Press the On/Off key down for at least
two seconds.
Charge battery. Check the charging
indicator on the display.
Clean the contacts.
Phone cannot
be switched on
Battery contacts dirty
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Possible causes
Possible Solutions
Battery totally empty
Temperature out of range
Charge battery.
Make sure the ambient temperature is
right, wait for a while, and then charge
again.
Check the power supply and
connection to the phone. Check the
battery contacts and clean them if
necessary.
Plug in to a different socket or check
the voltage.
If the charger does not warm up,
replace it.
Only use original LG accessories.
Replace battery.
Contact problem
Charging error
No mains voltage
Charger defective
Wrong charger
Battery defective
Phone loses
network
Signal too weak
Reconnection to another service
provider is automatic.
Number not
permitted
The Fixed dial number
function is on.
Check settings.
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