Congratulations on your purchase of the advanced
and compact New Chocolate BL40 phone by LG,
designed to operate with the latest digital mobile
communication technology.
Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your phone depending
on the software of the phone or your service provider.
Disposal of your old appliance
1 When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to
a product it means the product is covered by the European
Directive 2002/96/EC.
2 All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of
separately from the municipal waste stream via designated
collection facilities appointed by the government or the local
3 The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and
human health.
4 For more detailed information about disposal of your old
appliance, please contact your city office, waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
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Guidelines for safe and
Entertainmet............................. 70
efficient use..................................3
Organizer.................................... 77
Getting to know your
The web...................................... 80
phone.......................................... 28
PC Suite....................................... 83
Open view.................................. 29
Settings....................................... 87
Installing the USIM and
battery......................................... 30 Wi-Fi.............................................. 92
Memory card............................. 31 Phone Software update........ 92
Your home screen................... 33 Accessories................................ 93
Calls.............................................. 37 Technical data........................... 94
Contacts...................................... 40 Trouble shooting..................... 95
Messaging.................................. 42
Camera........................................ 50
Video camera............................ 58
Your photos and videos........ 62
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Guidelines for safe and efficient use
TIA Safety Information
Provided herein is the complete
TIA Safety Information for Wireless
Handheld phones. Inclusion of
the text covering Pacemakers,
Hearing Aids, and Other Medical
Devices is required in the owner’s
manual for CTIA Certification. Use
of the remaining TIA language is
encouraged when appropriate.
Exposure to Radio Frequency
Your wireless handheld portable
telephone is a lowpower radio
transmitter and receiver. When it is
ON, it receives and also sends out
radio frequency (RF) signals.
In August, 1996, the Federal
Communications Commissions
(FCC) adopted RF exposure
guidelines with safety levels for
handheld wireless phones.
Those guidelines are consistent
with the safety standards
previously set by both U.S. and
international standards bodies:
ANSI C95.1 (1992) *
NCRP Report 86 (1986)
ICNIRP (1996)
Those standards were based on
comprehensive and periodic
evaluations of the relevant
scientific literature. For example,
over 120 scientists, engineers,
and physicians from universities,
government health agencies, and
industry reviewed the available
body of research to develop the
ANSI Standard (C95.1).
* American National Standards
Institute; National Council
on Radiation Protection and
Measurements; International
Commission on Non-Ionizing
Radiation Protection
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The design of your phone complies
with the FCC guidelines (and those
Antenna Care
Use only the supplied or an
approved replacement antenna.
Unauthorized antennas,
modifications, or attachments
could damage the phone and may
violate FCC regulations.
Phone Operation
phone as you would any other
telephone with the antenna
pointed up and over your shoulder.
Tips on Efficient Operation
For your phone to operate most
• Do not touch the antenna
unnecessarily when the phone is
in use. Contact with the antenna
affects call quality and may cause
the phone to operate at a higher
power level than otherwise
Check the laws and regulations on
the use of wireless phones in the
areas where you drive. Always obey
them. Also, if using your phone
while driving, please:
• Give full attention to driving driving safely is your first
• Use hands-free operation, if
• Pull off the road and park before
making or answering a call if
driving conditions so require.
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Electronic Devices
Most modern electronic equipment
is shielded from RF signals.
However, certain electronic
equipment may not be shielded
against the RF signals from your
wireless phone.
The Health Industry Manufacturers
Association recommends that a
minimum separation of six (6’)
inches be maintained between
a handheld wireless phone and
a pacemaker to avoid potential
interference with the pacemaker.
These recommendations are
consistent with the independent
research by and recommendations
of Wireless Technology Research.
Persons with pacemakers:
• Should ALWAYS keep the phone
more than six inches from their
pacemaker when the phone is
turned ON;
• Should not carry the phone in a
breast pocket.
• Should use the ear opposite
the pacemaker to minimize the
potential for interference.
• If you have any reason to suspect
that interference is taking place,
turn your phone OFF immediately.
Hearing Aids
Some digital wireless phones may
interfere with some hearing aids. In
the event of such interference, you
may want to consult your service
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Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal
medical device, consult the
manufacturer of your device to
determine if they are adequately
shielded from external RF energy.
Your physician may be able
to assist you in obtaining this
Health Care Facilities
Turn your phone OFF in health
care facilities when any regulations
posted in these areas instruct you
to do so. Hospitals or health care
facilities may use equipment that
could be sensitive to external RF
RF signals may affect improperly
installed or inadequately
shielded electronic systems in
motor vehicles. Check with the
manufacturer or its representative
regarding your vehicle.
You should also consult the
manufacturer of any equipment
that has been added to your
Posted Facilities
Turn your phone OFF in any facility
where posted notices so require.
FCC regulations prohibit using your
phone while in the air. Turn your
phone OFF before boarding an
Blasting Areas
To avoid interfering with blasting
operations, turn your phone OFF
when in a ‘blasting areas or in areas
posted: ‘Turn off two-way radio’.
Obey all signs and instructions.
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Potentially Explosive
Turn your phone OFF when in any
area with a potentially explosive
atmosphere and obey all signs and
instructions. Sparks in such areas
could cause an explosion or fire
resulting in bodily injury or even
Areas with a potentially explosive
atmosphere are often, but not
always, marked clearly.
Potential areas may include:
fueling areas (such as gasoline
stations); below deck on boats;
fuel or chemical transfer or storage
facilities; vehicles using liquefied
petroleum gas (such as propane
or butane); areas where the air
contains chemicals or particles
(such as grain, dust, or metal
powders); and any other area
where you would normally be
advised to turn off your vehicle
For Vehicles Equipped with an
Air Bag
An air bag inflates with great force.
DO NOT place objects, including
either installed or portable wireless
equipment, in the area over the air
bag or in the air bag deployment
area. If in-vehicle wireless
equipment is improperly installed
and the air bag inflates, serious
injury could result.
Safety Information
Please read and observe the
following information for safe and
proper use of your phone and to
prevent damage. Also, keep the
user guide in an accessible place at
all the times after reading it.
Guidelines for safe and efficient use
Charger and Adapter Safety
• The charger and adapter are
intended for indoor use only.
Battery Information and Care
• Please dispose of your battery
properly or take it to your local
wireless carrier for recycling.
• The battery does not need
to be fully discharged before
• Use only LG-approved chargers
specific to your phone model
since they are designed to
maximize battery life.
• Do not disassemble or impact the
battery as it may cause electric
shock, short-circuit, and fire. Store
the battery in a place out of reach
of children.
• Keep the battery’s metal contacts
• Replace the battery when it
no longer provides acceptable
performance. The battery can be
recharged several hundred times
before replacement.
• Recharge the battery after long
periods of non-use to maximize
battery life.
• Battery life will vary due to usage
patterns and environmental
• Use of extended backlighting,
MEdia Net Browsing, and data
connectivity kits affect battery life
and talk/standby times.
• The self-protection function of
the battery cuts the power of the
phone when its operation is in
an abnormal state. In this case,
remove the battery from the
phone, reinstall it, and turn the
phone on.
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• Actual battery life will depend on
network configuration, product
settings, usage patterns, battery
and environmental conditions.
Explosion, Shock, and Fire
• Do not put your phone in a place
subject to excessive dust and
keep the minimum required
distance between the power cord
and heat sources.
• Unplug the power cord prior to
cleaning your phone, and clean
the power plug pin when it is
• When using the power plug,
ensure that it is firmly connected.
If it is not, it may cause excessive
heat or fire.
• If you put your phone in a pocket
or bag without covering the
receptacle of the phone (power
plug pin), metallic articles (such
as a coin, paperclip or pen) may
short-circuit the phone. Always
cover the receptacle when not
in use.
• Do not short-circuit the battery.
Metallic articles such as a coin,
paperclip or pen in your pocket
or bag may short-circuit the +
and – terminals of the battery
(metal strips on the battery)
upon moving. Short-circuit of the
terminal may damage the battery
and cause an explosion.
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General Notice
• Using a damaged battery or
placing a battery in your mouth
may cause serious injury.
• Do not place items containing
magnetic components such as
a credit card, phone card, bank
book or subway ticket near your
phone. The magnetism of the
phone may damage the data
stored in the magnetic strip.
• Talking on your phone for a long
period of time may reduce call
quality due to heat generated
during use.
• When the phone is not used for
a long period time, store it in a
safe place with the power cord
• Using the phone in proximity to
receiving equipment (i.e., TV or
radio) may cause interference to
the phone.
• Do not use the phone if the
antenna is damaged. If a
damaged antenna contacts skin,
it may cause a slight burn. Please
contact an LG Authorized Service
Centre to replace the damaged
• Do not immerse your phone in
water. If this happens, turn it off
immediately and remove the
battery. If the phone does not
work, take it to an LG Authorized
Service Centre.
• Do not paint your phone.
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• The data saved in your phone
might be deleted due to careless
use, repair of the phone, or
upgrade of the software. Please
backup your important phone
numbers. (Ring tones, text
messages, voice messages,
pictures, and videos could also be
deleted.) The manufacturer is not
liable for damage due to the loss
of data.
• When you use the phone in
public places, set the ring tone
to vibration so as not to disturb
• Do not turn your phone on or off
when putting it in your ear.
FDA Consumer Update
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration Centre for Devices
and Radiological Health Consumer
Update on Mobile Phones.
1.Do wireless phones pose a
health hazard?
The available scientific evidence
does not show that any health
problems are associated with
using wireless phones. There is
no proof, however, that wireless
phones are absolutely safe.
Wireless phones emit low levels
of radio frequency energy (RF)
in the microwave range while
being used. They also emit very
low levels of RF when in the
standby mode. Whereas high
levels of RF can produce health
effects (by heating tissue),
exposure to low level RF that
does not produce heating
effects causes no known adverse
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health effects. Many studies of
low level RF exposures have not
found any biological effects.
Some studies have suggested
that some biological effects
may occur, but such findings
have not been confirmed by
additional research. In some
cases, other researchers have
had difficulty in reproducing
those studies, or in determining
the reasons for inconsistent
2.What is the FDA’s role
concerning the safety of
wireless phones?
Under the law, the FDA does not
review the safety of radiation
emitting consumer products
such as wireless phones before
they can be sold, as it does
with new drugs or medical
devices. However, the agency
has authority to take action if
wireless phones are shown to
emit radio frequency energy (RF)
at a level that is hazardous to
the user. In such a case, the FDA
could require the manufacturers
of wireless phones to notify
users of the health hazard and
to repair, replace, or recall the
phones so that the hazard no
longer exists.
Although the existing scientific
data do not justify FDA
regulatory actions, the FDA
has urged the wireless phone
industry to take a number of
steps, including the following:
• Support needed research into
possible biological effects of RF
of the type emitted by wireless
• Design wireless phones in a
way that minimizes any RF
exposure to the user that is not
necessary for device function;
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• Cooperate in providing users
of wireless phones with the
best possible information on
possible effects of wireless
phone use on human health.
The FDA belongs to an
interagency working group
of the federal agencies that
have responsibility for different
aspects of RF safety to ensure
coordinated efforts at the federal
level. The following agencies
belong to this working group:
• National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health
• Environmental Protection
• Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (Administración
de la seguridad y salud
• Occupational Safety and Health
• National Telecommunications
and Information Administration
The National Institutes of Health
participates in some interagency
working group activities, as well.
The FDA shares regulatory
responsibilities for wireless phones
with the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC). All phones that
are sold in the United States must
comply with FCC safety guidelines
that limit RF exposure. The FCC
relies on the FDA and other health
agencies for safety questions about
wireless phones.
The FCC also regulates the base
stations that the wireless phone
networks rely upon. While these
base stations operate at higher
power than do the wireless phones
themselves, the RF exposures
that people get from these base
stations are typically thousands of
times lower than those they can
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get from wireless phones. Base
stations are thus not the subject of
the safety questions discussed in
this document.
person’s RF exposure decreases
rapidly with increasing distance
from the source. The so-called
‘cordless phones,’ which have
a base unit connected to the
telephone wiring in a house,
typically operate at far lower
power levels, and thus produce
RF exposures far below the FCC
safety limits.
3.What kinds of phones are the
subject of this update?
The term ‘wireless phone’ refers
here to handheld wireless
phones with built-in antennas,
often called ‘cell’, ‘mobile’, or ‘PCS’
4.What are the results of the
phones. These types of wireless
research done already?
phones can expose the user
to measurable radiofrequency
The research done thus far has
energy (RF) because of the short
produced conflicting results,
distance between the phone
and many studies have suffered
and the user’s head. These RF
from flaws in their research
exposures are limited by FCC
methods. Animal experiments
safety guidelines that were
investigating the effects of
developed with the advice
radiofrequency energy (RF)
of the FDA and other federal
exposures characteristic of
health and safety agencies.
wireless phones have yielded
When the phone is located
conflicting results that often
at greater distances from the
cannot be repeated in other
user, the exposure to RF is
laboratories. A few animal
drastically lower because a
studies, however, have
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suggested that low levels
of RF could accelerate the
development of cancer in
laboratory animals. However,
many of the studies that
showed increased tumor
development used animals
that had been genetically
engineered or treated with
cancer causing chemicals so as
to be predisposed to develop
cancer in the absence of RF
exposure. Other studies exposed
the animals to RF for up to 22
hours per day. These conditions
are not similar to the conditions
under which people use wireless
phones, so we don’t know with
certainty what the results of
such studies mean for human
health. Three large epidemiology
studies have been published
since December 2000. Between
them, the studies investigated
any possible association
between the use of wireless
phones and primary brain
cancer, glioma, meningioma,
or acoustic neuroma, tumors
of the brain or salivary gland,
leukemia, or other cancers. None
of the studies demonstrated the
existence of any harmful health
effects from wireless phone RF
However, none of the studies
can answer questions about
longterm exposures, since the
average period of phone use in
these studies was around three
5.What research is needed to
decide whether RF exposure
from wireless phones poses a
health risk?
A combination of laboratory
studies and epidemiological
studies of people actually
using wireless phones would
provide some of the data that
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are needed. Lifetime animal
exposure studies could be
completed in a few years.
However, very large numbers
of animals would be needed
to provide reliable proof of
a cancer promoting effect if
one exists. Epidemiological
studies can provide data that
is directly applicable to human
populations, but 10 or more
years follow-up may be needed
to provide answers about some
health effects, such as cancer.
This is because the interval
between the time of exposure to
a cancer-causing agent and the
time tumors develop - if they do
may be many, many years. The
interpretation of epidemiological
studies is hampered by
difficulties in measuring actual
RF exposure during day-to-day
use of wireless phones. Many
factors affect this measurement,
such as the angle at which the
phone is held, or which model of
phone is used.
6.What is the FDA doing to find
out more about the possible
health effects of wireless
phone RF?
The FDA is working with the U.S.
National Toxicology Program
and with groups of investigators
around the world to ensure that
high priority animal studies are
conducted to address important
questions about the effects of
exposure to radiofrequency
energy (RF). The FDA has been
a leading participant in the
World Health Organization
International Electromagnetic
Fields (EMF) Project since its
inception in 1996. An influential
result of this work has been
the development of a detailed
agenda of research needs that
has driven the establishment of
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new research programs around
the world. The project has also
helped develop a series of
public information documents
on EMF issues. The FDA and the
Cellular Telecommunications &
Internet Association (CTIA) have
a formal Cooperative Research
and Development Agreement
(CRADA) to do research on
wireless phone safety. The
FDA provides the scientific
oversight, obtaining input
from experts in government,
industry, and academic
organizations. CTIAfunded
research is conducted through
contracts with independent
investigators. The initial research
will include both laboratory
studies and studies of wireless
phone users. The CRADA will
also include a broad assessment
of additional research needs in
the context of the latest research
developments around the world.
7.How can I find out how
much radiofrequency energy
exposure I can get by using my
wireless phone?
All phones sold in the United
States must comply with Federal
Communications Commission
(FCC) guidelines that limit
radiofrequency energy (RF)
The FCC established these
guidelines in consultation with
the FDA and the other federal
health and safety agencies. The
FCC limit for RF exposure from
wireless telephones is set at a
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6
W/kg). The FCC limit is consistent
with the safety standards
developed by the Institute
of Electrical and Electronic
Engineering (IEEE) and the
National Council on Radiation
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Protection and Measurement.
The exposure limit takes into
consideration the body’s
ability to remove heat from
the tissues that absorb energy
from the wireless phone and is
set well below levels known to
have effects. Manufacturers of
wireless phones must report the
RF exposure level for each model
of phone to the FCC. The FCC
gives directions for locating the
FCC identification number on
your phone so you can find your
phone’s RF exposure level in the
online listing.
8.What has the FDA done to
measure the radiofrequency
energy coming from wireless
The Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
is developing a technical
standard for measuring the
radiofrequency energy (RF)
exposure from wireless phones
and other wireless handsets
with the participation and
leadership of FDA scientists
and engineers. The standard,
‘Recommended Practice for
Determining the Spatial- Peak
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in
the Human Body Due to Wireless
Communications Devices:
Experimental Techniques,’ sets
forth the first consistent test
methodology for measuring the
rate at which RF is deposited
in the heads of wireless phone
users. The test method uses a
tissuesimulating model of the
human head. Standardized
SAR test methodology is
expected to greatly improve the
consistency of measurements
made at different laboratories
on the same phone. SAR is the
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measurement of the amount of
energy absorbed in tissue, either
by the whole body or a small
part of the body. It is measured
in watts/kg (or milliwatts/g) of
matter. This measurement is
used to determine whether a
wireless phone complies with
safety guidelines.
9.What steps can I take to
reduce my exposure to
radiofrequency energy from
my wireless phone?
If there is a risk from these
products - and at this point
we do not know that there
is - it is probably very small.
But if you are concerned about
avoiding even potential risks,
you can take a few simple steps
to minimize your exposure to
radiofrequency energy (RF).
Since time is a key factor in
how much exposure a person
receives, reducing the amount
of time spent using a wireless
phone will reduce RF exposure.
If you must conduct extended
conversations by wireless
phone every day, you could
place more distance between
your body and the source of
the RF, since the exposure level
drops off dramatically with
distance. For example, you could
use a headset and carry the
wireless phone away from your
body or use a wireless phone
connected to a remote antenna.
Again, the scientific data do
not demonstrate that wireless
phones are harmful. But if you
are concerned about the RF
exposure from these products,
you can use measures like those
described above to reduce
your RF exposure from wireless
phone use.
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10. What about children using
wireless phones?
The scientific evidence does
not show a danger to users
of wireless phones, including
children and teenagers. If you
want to take steps to lower
exposure to radiofrequency
energy (RF), the measures
described above would apply
to children and teenagers using
wireless phones. Reducing the
time of wireless phone use
and increasing the distance
between the user and the RF
source will reduce RF exposure.
Some groups sponsored by
other national governments
have advised that children
be discouraged from using
wireless phones at all. For
example, the government in
the United Kingdom distributed
leaflets containing such a
recommendation in December
2000. They noted that no
evidence exists that using a
wireless phone causes brain
tumors or other ill effects.
Their recommendation to limit
wireless phone use by children
was strictly precautionary; it was
not based on scientific evidence
that any health hazard exists.
11. What about wireless phone
interference with medical
Radiofrequency energy (RF) from
wireless phones can interact
with some electronic devices.
For this reason, the FDA helped
develop a detailed test method
to measure electromagnetic
interference (EMI) of implanted
cardiac pacemakers and
defibrillators from wireless
telephones. This test method
is now part of a standard
sponsored by the Association
for the Advancement of Medical
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instrumentation (AAMI).
The final draft, a joint effort
by the FDA, medical device
manufacturers, and many
other groups, was completed
in late 2000. This standard will
allow manufacturers to ensure
that cardiac pacemakers and
defibrillators are safe from
wireless phone EMI. The FDA
has tested hearing aids for
interference from handheld
wireless phones and helped
develop a voluntary standard
sponsored by the Institute
of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers (IEEE). This standard
specifies test methods and
performance requirements
for hearing aids and wireless
phones so that no interference
occurs when a person uses
a ‘compatible’ phone and a
‘compatible’ hearing aid at the
same time. This standard was
approved by the IEEE in 2000.
The FDA continues to monitor
the use of wireless phones for
possible interactions with other
medical devices. Should harmful
interference be found to occur,
the FDA will conduct testing to
assess the interference and work
to resolve the problem.
12. Where can I find additional
For additional information,
please refer to the following
FDA web page on wireless
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) RF Safety
Guidelines for safe and efficient use
International Commission
on Non-lonizing Radiation
World Health Organization
(WHO) International EMF Project
National Radiological Protection
Board (UK)
10 Driver Safety Tips
Your wireless phone gives you the
powerful ability to communicate
by voice almost anywhere, anytime.
An important responsibility
accompanies the benefits of
wireless phones, one that every
user must uphold.
When operating a car, driving is
your first responsibility.
When using your wireless phone
behind the wheel of a car,
practice good common sense and
remember the following tips:
1. Get to know your wireless
phone and its features such as
speed dial and redial. Carefully
read your instruction manual
and learn to take advantage of
valuable features most phones
offer, including automatic redial
and memory. Also, work to
memorize the phone keypad
so you can use the speed dial
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function without taking your
attention off the road.
2. When available, use a handsfree
device. A number of handsfree
wireless phone accessories are
readily available today. Whether
you choose an installed mounted
device for your wireless phone or
a speaker phone accessory, take
advantage of these devices if
available to you.
3. Position your wireless phone
within easy reach. Make sure you
place your wireless phone within
easy reach and where you can
reach it without removing your
eyes from the road. If you get an
incoming call at an inconvenient
time, if possible, let your
voicemail answer it for you.
4. Suspend conversations during
hazardous driving conditions or
situations. Let the person you
are speaking with know you are
driving; if necessary, suspend the
call in heavy traffic or hazardous
weather conditions. Rain, sleet,
snow and ice can be hazardous,
but so is heavy traffic. As a driver,
your first responsibility is to pay
attention to the road.
5. Do not take notes or look up
phone numbers while driving.
If you are reading an address
book or business card, or writing
a “to-do” list while driving a car,
you are not watching where
you are going. It is common
sense. Don’t get caught in a
dangerous situation because you
are reading or writing and not
paying attention to the road or
nearby vehicles.
6. Dial sensibly and assess the
traffic; if possible, place calls
when you are not moving or
before pulling into traffic. Try to
plan your calls before you begin
your trip or attempt to coincide
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situations — with your phone
your calls with times you may be
at your side, help is only three
stopped at a stop sign, red light
numbers away. Dial 911 or other
or otherwise stationary. But if
local emergency number in the
you need to dial while driving,
case of fire, traffic accident, road
follow this simple tip — dial only
hazard or medical emergency.
a few numbers, check the road
Remember, it is a free call on
and your mirrors, then continue.
your wireless phone!
7. Do not engage in stressful or
9. Use your wireless phone to
emotional conversations that
may be distracting. Stressful or
help others in emergencies.
emotional conversations and
Your wireless phone provides
driving do not mix; they are
you a perfect opportunity to
distracting and even dangerous
be a “Good Samaritan” in your
when you are behind the wheel
community. If you see an auto
of a car. Make people you are
accident, crime in progress or
talking with aware you are
other serious emergency where
driving and if necessary, suspend
lives are in danger, call 911 or
conversations which have the
other local emergency number,
potential to divert your attention
as you would want others to do
from the road.
for you.
8. Use your wireless phone to call
10. Call roadside assistance or a
for help. Your wireless phone
special wireless nonemergency
is one of the greatest tools you
assistance number when
can own to protect yourself
necessary. Certain situations
and your family in dangerous
you encounter while driving
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may require attention, but are
not urgent enough to merit a
call for emergency services. But
you can still use your wireless
phone to lend a hand. If you
see a broken-down vehicle
posing no serious hazard, a
broken traffic signal, a minor
traffic accident where no one
appears injured or a vehicle.
you know to be stolen, call
roadside assistance or other
special non-emergency wireless
For more information, please call to
888-901-SAFE, or visit our website
Consumer Information on
(Specific Absorption Rate)
This Model Phone Meets the
Government’s Requirements
for Exposure to Radio Waves.
Your wireless phone is a radio
transmitter and receiver. It is
designed and manufactured not
to exceed the emission limits
for exposure to radiofrequency
(RF) energy set by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
of the U.S. Government. These
limits are part of comprehensive
guidelines and establish permitted
levels of RF energy for the general
population. The guidelines are
based on standards that were
developed by independent
scientific organizations through
periodic and thorough evaluation
of scientific studies. The standards
include a substantial safety margin
Guidelines for safe and efficient use
antenna, the lower the power
designed to assure the safety of
all persons, regardless of age and
Before a phone model is available
The exposure standard for wireless for sale to the public, it must
be tested and certified to the
mobile phones employs a unit
FCC that it does not exceed
of measurement known as the
the limit established by the
Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR.
governmentadopted requirement
The SAR limit set by the FCC is
for safe exposure. The tests are
1.6W/kg. *
performed in positions and
Tests for SAR are conducted using
locations (e.g., at the ear and worn
standard operating positions
on the body) as required by the
specified by the FCC with the
FCC for each model.
phone transmitting at its highest
certified power level in all tested
The highest SAR value for this
frequency bands.
model phone when tested for use
at the ear is 0.216 W/kg and when
Although SAR is determined at
worn on the body, as described in
the highest certified power level,
this user’s manual, is 0.628 W/kg.
the actual SAR level of the phone
while operating can be well below (Body-worn measurements differ
among phones models, depending
the maximum value. Because the
upon available accessories and
phone is designed to operate at
FCC requirements.) While there
multiple power levels to use only
may be differences between SAR
the power required to reach the
levels of various phones and at
network, in general, the closer
various positions, they all meet the
you are to a wireless base station
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government requirement for safe
The FCC has granted an Equipment
Authorization for this model
phone with all reported SAR levels
evaluated as in compliance with
the FCC RF emission guidelines.
SAR information on this model
phone is on file with the FCC and
can be found under the Display
Grant section of http://www.fcc.
gov/oet/fccid after searching on
Additional information on
Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)
can be found on the Cellular
Telecommunications Industry
Association (CTIA) website at
* In the United States and Canada,
the SAR limit for mobile phones
used by the public is 1.6 watts/
kg (W/kg) averaged over one
gram of tissue. The standard
incorporates a substantial margin
of safety to give additional
protection for the public and
to account for any variations in
* Product meets current FCC &
IC Radio Frequency Exposure
IC ID: 2703C-BL40g
Getting to know your phone
Handsfree or Stereo earphone connector
Power key (Lock/ Unlock key)
Turns the phone on/off.
Inner camera
Proximity Sensor (Refer to page 15 for notice.)
WARNING: Putting a heavy object on the
phone or sitting on it can damage its LCD and
touch screen functionality. Do not cover the
proximity sensor with a protective film or cover.
It can cause the sensor to malfunction.
Charger, Data cable
(USB cable)
TIP: Before
connecting the USB
cable, wait until the
phone has powered
up and has registered
on the network.
Volume keys
• When the screen is idle: Key
tone or ring tone volume , Press
long the down key to Silent
• During a call: earpiece volume.
• When playing a track: controls
the volume continuously.
Camera key
• Go to camera menu directly by
pressing and holding the key.
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Music key
Open view
Charging your phone
Open the cover of the charger
connector on the side of your
New Chocolate BL40. Your New
Chocolate BL40 must be charged
until the “Battery full” message
appears on the screen.
Battery cover
USIM card
Camera lens
Memory card socket
Installing the USIM and battery
1 Remove the battery cover and
the battery
Slide down the battery cover and
pull out the battery.
WARNING: Do not remove
the battery when the phone
is switched on, as this may
damage the phone.
3 Install the battery
Insert the top of the battery
into the top edge of the battery
compartment first. Ensure that the
battery contacts align with the
phone’s terminals. Press the bottom
of the battery down until it clips
into place.
2 Install the USIM card
Slide the USIM card into the USIM
card holder. Make sure the gold
contact area on the card is facing
downwards. To remove the USIM
card, gently pull it outwards.
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Memory card
Installing a memory card
You can expand the available
memory space on your phone by
using a memory card (microSD).
The New Chocolate BL40 will
support up to a 32GB memory card.
NOTE: A memory card is an optional
Slide the memory card into the slot
at the top, until it clicks into place.
Make sure the gold contact area is
facing downwards.
The slot has to be opened by pulling
the metal cover upwards.
WARNING: Slide the
memory card into the slot,
otherwise the card may be
Memory card
Formatting the memory card
Transferring your contacts
Your memory card may already be
formatted. If it isn’t, you will need
to format it before you can start to
use it.
NOTE: All files will be deleted when
1 From the home screen select
and select Phone settings from
the Settings tab.
2 Scroll and touch Memory info
then scroll and touch External
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.
To transfer your contacts from your
USIM to your phone:
1 From the Communication
tab, scroll through Contact
and choose
then Change
2 Touch Copy to Handset.
3 Choose Mark all or select names
one by one and touch Copy to
NOTE: If there is existing content
on your memory card, the folder
structure may be different after
formatting since all files will have
been deleted.
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Your home screen
Touch screen tips
The home screen is a great place to
get used to using the touch screen.
To select an item, touch the centre
of the icon.
• Do not to press too hard; the
touchscreen is sensitive enough
to pick up on a light touch.
• Use the tip of your finger to
touch the option you require. Be
careful not to touch any other
• When the screen light is off, press
the power key to return to the
home screen.
• Whenever your New Chocolate
BL40 is not in use, it will return to
the lock screen.
Proximity sensor
This makes the battery life last
longer and prevents the touch
keypad from malfunctioning
through automatic key locking
during calls.
Users, therefore, do not have
the inconvenience of unlocking
the phone when searching the
phonebook during calls.
Customising the home screen
Shortcut home
Browser home
Contact home
Widget home
screen (active)
When receiving and making calls,
this sensor automatically turns the
backlighting off and locks the touch
keypad by sensing objects when the
phone is near the ear.
Your home screen
• Get in touch with your New
Chocolate BL40 The user interface and
homescreens is based on four
types of Homescreens. To swap
between the home screens just
wipe quickly over the display from
left to right or from right to left.
• Home screen customization For each type of home screen
you are able to add and remove
objects by pressing & holding your
finger on the screen, or if already
added touching and holding one
of the objects.
Touch screen
The controls on the New Chocolate
BL40 touch screen change
dynamically, depending on the task
you are carrying out.
Drag from side to side to scroll. On
some screens, such as web pages,
you can also scroll up or down.
Zooming In or Out
When viewing photos, web pages,
emails, or maps, you can zoom in
and out. Pinch your fingers together
or slide them apart.
Using the Multi-tasking
Touch the multitasking key
to open the Multitasking menu.
From here you can view some
applications that are running and
access them with one touch.
Lock screen gesture
Lock screen gesture - set a gesture
to the 9 extended shortcut
Gesture in Lock screen allows users
to unlock the phone and execute
the applications directly as they
draw a gesture on the screen.
To set up this feature,
1 Select Menu - Screen settings
- Lock screen gesture
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2 Drag & drop the prefered gesture
form the bottom of the screen
to the applications you want to
assign them to.
Viewing the status bar
Icon Description
No Service
Wi-fi is on
Bluetooth Message
Bluetooth Mono hands free
Connect Bluetooth Mono +
Bluetooth Stereo headset
Icon Description
Printer by Bluetooth
Bluetooth Transfer
Bluetooth Visibility
Bluetooth Music
Downloading complete.
Downloading cancelled.
In-call option
Call divert
Call reject
Bluetooth Mono headset
Bluetooth on
Your home screen
Icon Description
Icon Description
Schedule (Calendar)
Push message
Flight mode
Music paused
Music playing
FM radio playing
Email sending
Customised profile 1-10 or
Customised 1-10
External memory
Email receiving
Battery status
MMS sending has failed
Microsoft Exchange
FM broadcasting
MMS transmit
MMS receiving
MMS New message
SMS sending
SMS receiving
New voicemail
New message
SMS sending has failed
New email
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TIP! Press the power key
briefly to lock the touchscreen
and prevent calls being made by
Making a call or a video call
1 Touch
to open the keypad.
2 Type in the number on the
keypad. To delete a digit, press
the clear key.
3 Touch the Voice call to place
the call.
4 To end the call, touch the End
TIP! To enter + for making
international calls, touch
twice or press and hold down
In-call options
Hold - Touch
to put a call on
Mute - Touch
to turn the
microphone off so the person you
are talking to cannot hear you.
Speaker - Touch
to turn the
speaker phone on.
Options - Choose from a list
of further in-call options, including
creating new memo and going to
messages, so you can check your
messages and add contacts during
a call. You can also end the call from
here by touching End call.
- Touch to open a numerical
keypad for typing in numbers, e.g.
when dialling call centres or other
automated telephone services.
- Add a memo during a call.
- Search your contacts during
a call.
Speed dialling
Making a second call
1 From the home screen touch
to open your Contacts.
and select Speed
2 Touch
3 Your contacts list will open. Select
the contact you want to assign
to that number by touching the
phone number once.
To call a speed dial number, touch
on the home screen then press
and hold the assigned number until
the contact appears on the screen.
The call will initiate automatically,
without having to touch Voice call.
1 During your initial call, touch
and select the number you want
to call.
2 Call the number or search your
3 Touch Voice call to connect the
4 Both calls will be displayed on
the call screen. Your initial call will
be locked and put on hold.
5 Touch the swap icon
toggle between calls.
6 Touch the + symbol to open the
in-call menu and select “Join calls”
to make a conference call.
7 To end one or both calls press
End .
Turning off DTMF
DTMF lets you use numerical
commands to navigate within
automated calls. DTMF default is
set to on.
To turn it off during a call (e.g. to
make a note of a number) touch
and select Disable DTMF.
NOTE: You will be charged for each
call you make.
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Using call barring
1 Touch
and choose Call
settings in the Settings tab.
2 Touch Call barring and choose
Voice calls and/or Video calls.
3 Choose any or all of the five
4 Enter the call barring password.
Please check with your network
operator about this service.
TIP! 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,
available from your operator.
Only numbers within the fixed
dial list can be called from your
Changing the common call
and choose Call
1 Touch
settings in the Settings tab.
2 Touch Common settings. This
lets you amend the following
Call reject
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.
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.
Save new number - Select ON or
OFF to save a new number.
Voice clarity - Select ON or
OFF to clear noises around. This
feature makes your voice louder
and clearer.
Searching for a contact
There are two ways to search for a
From the home screen
1 From the home screen touch
to open your Contacts. Touch
and enter the contact name
using the key pad.
2 Touch Video call or Voice call to
place the call.
have to enter both, but you must
enter at least one.
5 Set others.
6 Touch
to save the contact.
TIP! You can create
customised groups for your
contacts. See Creating a group.
Creating a group
1 From the home screen, touch
and then touch Contact in the
Communication tab.
2 Touch Contacts on the top of the
screen, then touch Groups and
select New group.
Adding a new contact
3 Enter a name for the new group.
1 From the home screen touch
And set the group picture, group
then touch New contact.
name, group ringtone and group
2 Choose whether to save the
contact to Handset or USIM.
to save the group.
3 If you want to add a picture to
a group, the
each contact, touch Add picture.
that group will
4 Enter the first and last name of
not be lost. They will remain in your
your new contact. You do not
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From the main menu
, touch Contact on the
1 Touch
Communication tab.
TIP! You can edit an existing
group by touching the selected
group once. Choose View
members, Edit the group, Send
message, Send businesscard or
Delete group.
Changing your contact
You can adapt your contact settings
to suit your own preferences.
1 Touch Contact from the
Communication tab, select
and scroll through Contact
2 From here, you can adjust the
following settings:
Display name
Copy - Copy your contacts from
your USIM to your handset, or
vice versa. You can do this one
contact at a time, or all at once.
Move - This works in the same
way as Copy, but the contact will
only remain in the new location.
Clear contacts - Delete all your
Memory info.
Send all contacts via Bluetooth
- Send all of your contacts to
another device using Bluetooth.
You will be prompted to turn on
Bluetooth if you select this option.
Viewing information
TIP! To add your own business
card, select My business card
and enter your details as you
would for any contact. Touch
to finish.
Your New Chocolate BL40 combines
SMS and MMS into one intuitive,
easy to use menu.
There are two ways of entering the
messaging centre:
From the home screen, touch
, or touch
then scroll
through Messaging from the
Communication tab.
Sending a message
1 Touch
then Write message
to open a blank message.
2 Touch To to enter the recipient’s
number, or open your contacts or
favourites. You can add multiple
contacts. When you are finished,
touch the message box below
to start composing the message
3 After entering the text, you
can send the SMS by touching
the send button on top of the
4 Touch
Insert to add an
Image, Video, Sound, SMS
template, MMS template,
emoticon, name & number, new
slide, subject or signature and
More (Business card/Schedule/
WARNING: The 160character limit may vary from
country to country depending
on how the SMS is coded.
WARNING: If an image,
video or audio file is added to
an SMS, it will automatically be
converted to an MMS, and you
will be charged accordingly.
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Entering text
more times, then 6 three times.
Touch to turn on T9
predictive texting.
Setting up your email
Tap to change between the
number, symbol and text keypads.
to toggle between the
different keyboards in each text
entry mode (e.g., capital or lower
case letters).
To enter a space, touch
T9 predictive
In T9 mode, you will see
coloured circle in orange.
Simply touch the number key
associated with the letter you want
to enter, and the dictionary will
predict the word you want to use.
Abc manual
In Abc mode you have to touch the
key repeatedly to enter a letter. For
example, to write ‘hello’, touch 4
twice, 3 twice, 5 three times, 5 three
1 Touch
from the home
screen, and scroll to Email on the
Communication tab.
2 Touch Write email. If the email
account is not set up, start the
email set up wizard.
TIP! If an email account is
already set up, the wizard is not
activated automatically.
You can also edit specific
account settings by navigating to
Communication > Email >
New email account. They are the
Title - Enter a name for this
User name - Enter the account
Password - Enter the account
Email address - Enter the
account email address.
Reply email address - Enter the
‘reply to’ email address.
Outgoing mail server - Enter the
outgoing email server address
Incoming mail server - Enter the
incoming email server address
Maximum receive size - Select
the size limit for your emails, up to
the maximum of 2 MB.
Mailbox type - Enter mailbox
type POP3 or IMAP4.
Save to server - Choose whether
to save your emails on the server.
Copies are always saved for IMAP4
Save sent mail into - Select
where to save sent emails for
IMAP4 mailboxes. For POP3
mailboxes sent mails are always
saved to the handset.
Download option - Choose
the way to download emails.
Choose between Header only or
All including body for POP3, and
header only, header + body, or all
for IMAP4.
Access point - Choose your
Internet access point.
Email to retrieve - Choose the
way to download emails. Choose
from Header only or All including
body for POP3, header only,
header + body, or all for IMAP4.
Auto retrieve - Choose whether
to retrieve your new emails
Retrieve only new - Choose
whether to discard emails already
downloaded previously.
Advanced settings - Choose
whether to use the advanced
SMTP port number - Normally,
this will be 25.
SMTP TLS/SSL - Choose whether
to use TLS/SSL for outgoing server.
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Incoming server port - Normally,
this is 110 for POP3 accounts and
143 for IMAP4 accounts.
Incoming TLS/SSL - Choose
whether to use TLS/SSL for
incoming server.
SMTP authentication - Choose
the security settings for the
outgoing mail server
SMTP Username - Enter the
SMTP username.
SMTP Password - Enter the SMTP
APOP secure login - Choose to
activate APOP secure login for a
POP3 account. IMAP4 accounts
are always set to off.
Once the account is set up, it will
appear in the accounts list in your
Email folder.
Microsoft Exchange email
Email address – Enter the account
email address.
Server address – Enter the email
server address.
Username - Enter the account’s
Password - Enter the account’s
Domain – Enter the account
Auto push – Choose whether to use
Push Email.
Now your account is set up, it will
appear in the list of accounts in your
Email folder.
Mail days to sync – Choose period
to sync emails.
Sync items - Choose whether to
use Sync items(Contacts,Schedule
Contacts - Select sync Contacts.
Schedules - Select sync Schedules.
Tasks - Select sync Tasks.
Use SSL – Choose whether to use
SSL for Microsoft Exchange.
Internet Profile – Choose your
internet Profile.
Save in sent – Choose whether to
save your sent emails to the server.
Retrieving your email
You can automatically or manually
check your account for new emails.
To check manually:
1 Touch
from the home screen,
and scroll through Email from
the Communication tab.
2 Select Email.
3 Touch the account you want to
use then
4 Choose Retrieve/Message
synchronisation and your New
Chocolate BL40 will connect to
your email account and retrieve
your new messages.
and scroll to Email- Write email
on the Communication tab to
open a new blank message.
2 Enter the recipient’s address and
write your message. You can also
attach images, videos, audio files
and other file types.
3 Touch Send email to send your
TIP! During an active Wi-Fi
connection, emails are sent and
received via Wi-Fi.
Changing your email settings
You can change your email settings
based on your own preferences.
from the home screen,
1 Touch
and scroll through Email from
the Communication tab.
and scroll to Email
Sending an email using your
new account
3 You can alter the following
1 Touch
from the home screen,
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Email accounts - Manage your
email accounts.
Allow reply email - Choose
whether to allow read
confirmation messages to be sent.
Request reply email - Choose
whether to request read
confirmation messages.
Retrieve interval - Select how
often your New Chocolate BL40
checks for new email messages.
Retrieve amount - Choose the
number of emails to be retrieved
at one time.
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).
New email notification - Choose
whether to be alerted about a
new email without a pop-up
Signature - Create an email
signature and switch this feature
Priority - Choose the priority level
of your email messages.
Mail sending size - Choose the
size of email you send.
Using templates
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 When writing a new message,
you can enter Templates from
Insert in option menu.
2 Choose SMS Template or MMS
Template. You can then touch
to New template, Delete or
Delete all templates. To edit a
message just select it, make your
changes and touch Save.
Using emoticons
Liven up your messages using
emoticons. There are some
commonly used emoticons already
on your phone.
You can add a new emoticon by
touching New emoticon.
Changing your text message
These settings can be changed
based on your preferences.
Scroll through Messaging from
the Communication tab. Touch
then choose Message settings and
Text message. You can change the
Text message centre - Enter the
details of your message centre.
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 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 or
Changing your multimedia
message settings
These settings can be changed
based on your preferences.
Scroll through Messaging from
the Communication tab. Touch
then choose Message settings and
Multimedia message.
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You can make changes to the
Retrieval mode - Select 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
Read reply - Choose whether to
allow and/or send a read reply.
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 the mode
between restricted/Warning/Free.
Restrict - It is unable to attach
unsupported type files to MMS .
WARNING: You can
select to restrict or attach
unsupported type files to MMS
via confirmation popup.
Free - It can attach the unsupported
type file to MMS up to the available
Delivery time - Choose how long to
wait before a message is delivered.
Multimedia message centre - Enter
the details of your message centre.
Taking a photo
1 Press and hold down the Camera
key on the right side of the
2 Holding the phone horizontally,
point the lens towards the
subject of the photo.
3 Press the capture button lightly
and a focus box will appear in the
centre of the viewfinder screen.
4 Position the phone so you can
see the photo subject in the
focus box.
5 When the focus box turns green,
the camera has focused on your
6 Press the capture button fully to
capture the shot.
Once you’ve taken the photo
Your captured photo will appear
on the screen. The image name is
shown with four icons on the right
Send Touch to send the photo as
a Message, Email or Bluetooth.
NOTE: Additional cost may occur
when MMS are downloaded when
Use as Touch to use the image as
Rename Touch to edit the name of
the selected picture.
Edit Touch to edit the image
using various tools.
Touch to return to the previous
Touch to delete the image.
New picture Touch to take another
photo immediately. Your current
photo will be saved.
Touch to view a gallery of your
saved photos.
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Getting to know the viewfinder
Zoom - Touch
to zoom in or
to zoom out.
Alternatively you can use the side volume keys.
Image size
Saving to handset memory/
external memory
Touch to take a picture
Brightness - See Adjusting the Brightness.
Touch to access Scene mode.
Flash status - Set or turn off
the flash.
Macro - Switch on take close
up shot.
Quality (Normal/Fine/Super fine)
Settings - Touch this icon to
open the settings menu. See
Using the advanced settings.
Back - Touch here to return to the
home screen.
Camera mode
1. Camera mode is selected.
2. Touch to take picture
3. Drag down to swith to video
Using the flash
The default flash setting is auto, but
there are other options.
1 Select
from the left side of
the viewfinder to enter the flash
2 There are four flash options:
Auto - Your camera will assess the
light available for a good picture
and use the flash as necessary.
Red -eye reduction - The camera
will flash twice in order to remove
red eye.
Always off - The camera will
never flash. This is useful if you
want to save battery power.
Always on - The camera will
always flash.
3 When you touch the option
you want, the flash menu will
automatically close, allowing you
to take a picture immediately.
4 The flash status icon in the
viewfinder will change based on
the new flash mode.
Choosing a shot type
and select Shot mode
1 Touch
to open the available shot types
2 Choose from eight options:
Normal shot -This is the default
shot type, the photo will be taken
in the normal way, as outlined in
taking a quick photo.
Continuous shot - This enables
you to take six shots automatically
in very quick succession.
Stitch shot - This enables you to
stitch photos side by side after
continuous shot. Eight pictures
can be merged together in a
panoramic image, allowing you
to enjoy the full size of your New
Chocolate BL40’s screen.
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Smile shot - Automatically
triggers the shutter when camera
detects a smile.
Panorama - This shot type is
great for taking a photo of a large
group of people or for capturing a
panoramic view.
Beauty shot - This enables you
to take a photo of person’s face
clearly and brightly. Especially
useful when you are close up.
Art shot - Choose different
picture effects. (Original,
Black&White, Warm, Cold.)
Frame shot - Choose from one
of the fun frames to transform
your friend or just decorate their
Out focusing shot - This shot
type means selective focusing.
You can focus on the center of
Taking a panoramic shot
Capture life as it appears using a
panoramic shot. Allows you to enjoy
the full size of your New Chocolate
BL40’s screen with panorama.
360° Panorama : This enables
you to stitch photos up to 12
pieces. After pressing or touch
shutter icon on display screen
and turn the camera lens in the
direction(right/left/up/down) of
you want to take a picture. Then
it will capture automatically.
When the red box come in the
white box of the middle screen,
it is able to capture. When taking
pictures, if user press shutter
button or touch down stop icon
on display and then handset
would stop panoram shot
Using the advanced settings
From the viewfinder, touch
open all advanced settings options.
You can change the camera setting
by scrolling the wheel. After
selecting the option, touch the
TIP! You can view the help
menu about the functions of
the camera by touching
Swap cam - For self portraits, switch
to the LG New Chocolate BL40‘s
inner camera.
Size - Change the size of the photo
to save on memory space or to take
an appropriately sized picture for a
contact. See Changing the image
Scene mode - Set the camera to
adjust to the environment. Choose
from Auto, Portrait, Landscape,
Sport and Night.
Colour Effect - Choose a colour
tone to use on your new photo. See
Choosing a colour effect.
White balance - Choose between
Auto, Incandescent, Sunny,
Fluorescent and Cloudy.
Self-timer - The self-timer allows
you to set a delay after the shutter
is pressed. Select Off, 3 seconds,
5 seconds or 10 seconds. This is
ideal if you want to be included in
a photo.
Shot mode - Choose the shot
ISO - The ISO rating determines
the sensitivity of the camera’s light
sensor. The higher the ISO, the more
sensitive the camera will be. This is
useful in darker conditions when
you can’t use the flash. Select the
ISO value from Auto, 100, 200, 400,
or 800.
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Quality - Choose between Super
fine, Fine and Normal. The finer
the quality the sharper the photo.
However, the file size will increase
as a result, which means you’ll be
able to store fewer photos in your
Memory - Choose whether to
save your photos to the Handset
memory or the External memory.
Image stabilization - Enables you
to take a picture without the camera
wobbling or shaking.
Focus Mode - Select the way the
camera will focus. Choose between
Spot, Manual focus and Face
Shutter sound - Select one of the 3
shutter sounds.
Grid screen - Choose between Off,
Simple cross or Trisection.
Geo-Tagging - Choose to switch on
the EXIF information for the photo
to write GPS information.
Reset settings - Restore all camera
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,
such as colour tone and ISO.
Check these before you take
your next photo.
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.
Changing the image size
Choosing a colour effect
The more pixels, the larger the file,
which means the files take up more
memory space. If you want to store
more pictures on your phone, you
can alter the number of pixels to
make the files smaller.
1 Using the viewfinder, touch
in the left corner.
2 Select Colour Effect from the
Preview menu.
3 There are colour tone options.
4 When you’ve made your selection
the colour tone menu can be
closed by selecting the , ready
for you to take your picture.
1 Using the viewfinder, touch
in the left corner.
2 Select Size from the Preview
3 Select a pixel value from the
options (5M(2560x1920),
1M(1280x960), VGA(640x480),
QVGA(320x240), Contacts) or
choose the predefined wallpaper
TIP! You can change a
picture taken in colour to black
and white or sepia, but you
cannot change a picture taken
in black and white or sepia to
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Using the secondary camera
Your LG New Chocolate BL40 has
an inner 640x480 camera for both
video calls and taking photos.
1 To switch to the inner camera
then select Use
secondary camera from the
Swap cam menu.
2 After a few seconds you’ll see
yourself in the viewfinder. To
capture the image, press the side
button as normal.
TIP! The secondary camera has
fewer settings as it has no flash
nor ISO. You can still alter the
image size, colour effect, image
quality, white balance and set
the self-timer by touching
the same way as when using the
main camera.
3 After you’ve taken the photo
you’ll be offered all the same
options as for an image taken
with the main camera.
4 To return to the main camera
and then select Use
main camera from the Swap
cam menu.
Viewing your saved photos
1 You can access your saved photos
from within camera mode. Just
and your gallery will
appear onscreen.
Video camera
Shooting a video
1 Press and hold the camera key on
the right side of the phone.
2 Alternatively, draw down
the view finder in camera mode
to switch to video mode.
3 Press the capture button once or
in the view finder to
start recording.
4 REC will appear at the bottom
of the viewfinder with a timer
showing the length of the video.
5 To pause the video, touch and
resume recording by selecting
6 Touch on the screen to stop
After taking a video
A still image representing your
captured video will appear on the
screen. The name of the video will
be shown on the bottom of the
screen, along with four icons on the
right side.
Play Touch to play the video.
Send Touch to send the photo as
a Message, Email or Bluetooth. See
Sending a message, and Sending
and receiving your files using
Use as Touch to use the video as a
Rename Touch to edit the name of
the selected picture.
Edit Touch to edit the image
using various tools.
Touch to return to the previous
Delete Touch to delete the video
you have just made, and confirm by
touching Yes.
New video Touch to shoot another
video immediately. Your current
video will be saved.
Touch to view the saved
videos and pictures gallery.
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Getting to know the viewfinder
Zoom - Touch
to zoom in or
to zoom out.
Alternatively you can use the side volume keys.
Video Size
Saving to handset memory/
external memory
Touch to recording a video
Brightness - See Adjusting the Brightness.
Touch to access Scene mode.
Flash status - Set or turn off
the flash.
Recording mode
Quality (Normal/Fine/Super fine)
Settings - Touch this icon to
open the settings menu. See
Using the advanced settings.
Back - Touch here to return to the
home screen.
Video camera mode
1. Video camera mode is selected.
2. Touch to start recording
3. Drag up to swith to camera
Video camera
Using the advanced settings
Using the viewfinder, touch
to open all the advanced settings
options. Refer to the advanced
settings of Camera page 35.
Recording mode - Set a duration
limit for your video. Choose
between Normal, MMS or DLNA to
limit the maximum size to send the
video as an MMS.
TIP! If you choose MMS duration,
the lower image quality will enable
you to record a longer video.
more memory space. If you want to
store more videos on your phone,
you can alter the number of pixels
to make the files smaller.
1 Using the viewfinder, touch
in the left corner.
2 Select Video size.
great editing software on your
LG New Chocolate BL40 is
compatible with all video types
except 640x480. Don’t record
in this format if you plan to edit
the video.
Memory - Choose whether to save
your videos to the Handset memory
TIP! For video format conversion
or the External memory.
software, see the CD that came
Audio - Choose from Mute to record
with your New Chocolate BL40.
a video without sound, or unmute
Using the secondary video
to include the sound.
Changing the video image
The more pixels, the larger the file
size, which means the files take up
Your LG New Chocolate BL40 has
an inner 320x240 camera for both
video calls and recording videos.
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1 To switch to the inner camera,
then select Use
secondary camera from the
Swap cam menu.
2 After a few seconds you’ll see
yourself in the viewfinder. To start
recording the image press the
capture button as normal, and
press it again to stop recording.
3 After you’ve shot the video,
you’ll be offered all the options
available for a video shot using
the main camera.
4 To return to the main camera
and then Use main
TIP! You can still alter the
image size, colour effect, white
balance and quality by touching
Settings in the same way as
when using the main camera.
Watching your saved videos
1 In the viewfinder, touch
2 Your gallery will appear on the
3 Touch the video you want to view
once to bring it to the front of the
gallery. Touch
for it to play.
Watching your videos on TV
Connect your New Chocolate BL40
to TV using the TV output cable.
NOTE: The TV output cable is
available for purchase separately.
The best suited resolutions are
given below:
WVGA 800x480 2mbps 30fps
CIF 352x288 384kbps 30fps
(Window Media)
VGA 640x480 384kbps 30fps
You can find detailed information in
File info from option menu when a
video is being played back.
(It can not be shown the video
Your photos and videos
Viewing your photos and
Adjusting the volume when
viewing a video
1 Touch
on the camera
preview screen.
2 Your gallery will appear on the
3 Touch the video or photo to open
it fully.
To adjust the volume of a video
while it is playing, touch the volume
bar on the left side of the screen.
Alternatively, use the volume keys
on the side of the phone.
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
video or photo
When viewing photos or videos, you
can zoom in and out by pinching
your fingers together or spreading
them apart.
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 Use as.
4 The screen will switch to portrait
mode. You can zoom in and out
and move the cropped section of
the picture using a thumbnail at
the bottom of the screen.
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Editing your photos
1 Open the photo you want to edit,
and touch the options icon to
select Edit.
2 Touch the icons to alter your
Select Area
Draw something on your
photo, freehand. Select the line
thickness from the four options,
then the colour you want to use.
Adding writing on a picture.
Decorate your photo with
Erase the editing you have
done to the picture. You can
choose the size of eraser you use.
Touch to return to the
Save Select to save the changes
as an Update existing, or a New
file. If you select New file enter a
file name.
Undo Erase the editing you have
done to the photo.
Image Touch to open further
effect options including Rotate.
Filter Touch to apply the effect
options to a photo.
Adjustment This helps to adjust
a picture taken using automatic
colour, brightness etc.
Adding text to a photo
1 From the editing screen, touch
2 Select Signature Text or Bubble
3 Type the text using the keypad
and touch Save.
Your photos and videos
4 Set the text to the desired
location on the picture by sliding
Touch the text, keypad will be
enabled for reedit.
Adding an effect to a photo
1 From the editing screen, touch
Filter .
2 You can apply any of the various
options to the photo
3 To undo an effect simply touch
Undo .
Cropping a photo
1 From the editing screen, touch
2 Choose the shape you want to
use to crop the picture.
3 Drag the box over the area you
want to crop.
4 When you are happy with your
selection, touch Save .
Adding a colour accent to a
1 From the editing screen, touch
Image .
2 Choose Colour Accent.
3 Select part of the photo. A traced
line will appear around everything
in that area which is the same or
a similar colour, for example, a
person’s hair or jumper.
4 Alter the intensity of the
accenting by touching Intensity
and touch ‘+’ or ‘-’ button.
5 Touch OK.
6 All colour will be removed
from the photo, apart from in
the section marked for colour
7 Select Save to save the changes.
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Swapping colours in a photo
1 From the editing screen, touch
Image .
2 Choose Colour Swapping.
3 Select part of the photo. A
traced line will appear around
everything in that area which is
the same or a similar colour,
for example, a person’s hair or
4 Select a colour.
5 Press OK.
6 The part of the photo selected for
colour accenting will change to
the selected colour.
7 Select Save to save the changes.
Fog Drawing
1 Tasks Fog drawing on your
picture, touch Image.
2 Choose Fog Drawing.
3 Puff into the mic to put fog on
the picture and draw with your
finger over it.
4 After the fog is applied on the
picture, you can change color
and intensity of the fog and erase
Rain Drop
1 For adding rain drops on your
picture, select Image menu.
2 Choose Rain Drop.
3 The bubbles appears over the
4 You can set the intensity/scale
of droplets by adjusting the
intensity/scale menu bar
5 Also the direction of droplets can
be adjusted with the cell phone
1 For applying Motion Blur, touch
Image .
2 Select MotionBlur.
3 Select the location you want to
enter MotionBlur by drawing an
Your photos and videos
outline. Touch Ok, and then Rub
in the direction you want.
4 Intensity of the blur can be set
using the intensity adjust bar.
Artistic Effect
1 From the editing screen, touch
Filter .
2 choose Artistic Effect .
3 Select the Artistic Effect effect
and you can watch the painting.
4 The painting will be created and
automatically saved. Touch cancel
to stop in between.
Editing your videos
The video editing features are
available for MPEG4 types except
640x480 (VGA) resolution.
Don’t record in these formats if you
plan to edit your video.
Trimming the length of the
1 Open the video you want to edit,
option key.
2 Select Edit and choose Trim/
3 Touch and set the new start
and end points using Trim .
4 Touch Preview to confirm you are
happy with the new cut.
5 Touch Save or, alternatively,
to return to the
gallery and discard the changes.
Merging two videos
1 Open the video you want to edit,
option key.
2 Select Edit and choose Video
3 The Videos folder will open.
Choose the video you want to
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4 Touch and slide the photo
to move it to the end or the
beginning of the video.
5 Touch Preview to choose how to
merge the videos together.
6 Press Save then Yes to save the
new merged video. Replace the
existing file or save as a new file.
7 Repeat these steps to merge
more videos.
Merging a photo with a video
1 Open the video you want to edit,
option key.
2 Select Edit and choose Image
3 The Images folder will open.
Choose the photo you want to
merge into your video and touch
4 Touch and slide the photo
to move it to the end or the
beginning of the video.
5 Touch Preview to check how the
photo and video merge together.
6 Press Save then choose to replace
the existing file or save as a new
7 Repeat these steps to merge
more photos.
Adding text to a video
1 Open the video you want to edit,
option key.
2 Select Edit and select Text
3 Touch and pause playback
for setting the start point for text
4 Touch Start and choose the text
styles. Enter your text using the
keypad and select OK.
5 Touch the area of the screen
you want the text to appear and
touch OK.
Your photos and videos
6 Touch Save. Replace the existing
file or save as a new file.
7 Repeat these steps to add more
7 Touch Save. Replace the existing
file or save as a new file.
8 Repeat these steps to add more
Overlaying a photo
Adding a soundtrack to your
1 Open the video you want to edit, video
option key.
1 Open the video you want to edit,
option key.
2 Select Edit and choose Image
2 Select Edit and choose Audio
3 The Images folder will open.
Choose the photo you want to
3 The Sounds folder will open.
overlay on your video.
Choose the track you want to add
4 Touch and pause when you
to your video.
want the picture to appear, then
4 The original audio track on your
select Opacity after touching the
video will be erased.
Start button.
5 If the audio is shorter than the
5 Touch OK and then press End
video choose whether to play it
when the photo overlay shall be
Once or to Repeat it.
6 Replace the existing file or save
6 Touch the area of the screen
as a new file.
where you want the text to
appear. If the photo is too big it
will overlay the whole screen, not
just the selected area.
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Adding live sound to your
1 Open the video you want to edit,
option key.
2 Select Edit and choose Live
3 Set the sound value to original
sound or recording sound.
Adding a dimming effect
1 Open the video you want to edit,
option key.
2 Select Edit and choose
Dimming Effect.
3 Your video will now fade in at the
start and fade out at the end.
4 Replace the original file or save as
a new file.
You can store multimedia files in
your phone’s memory so you have
easy access to all your pictures,
sounds, videos and games. You can
also save your files to a memory
card. Using a memory card allows
you to free up space in your phone’s
To access the Entertainment menu,
select My stuff from the
Entertainment Tab. You can open a
list of the folders that store all your
multimedia files.
Sending a photo
TIP! To delete any files in
My stuff, touch
then Delete.
Using an image
Images contains a list of pictures
including default images pre-loaded
onto your phone, images you have
downloaded and those taken on
your phone’s camera.
1 To send a photo just select the
picture you want.
2 Touch Send. Choose between
Message, Email, Bluetooth or
Upload to web.
3 If you choose 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, your
phone will search for a device to
send the picture to.
You can choose images to use as
wallpapers and screensavers, or
even to identify a caller.
Printing an image
1 Touch Images.
2 Select an image and touch
3 Touch Print via Bluetooth.
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Moving or copying an image
An image can be moved or copied
between the phone memory and
the memory card. You may want to
do this to clear some space in one of
the memories, or to safeguard your
images against being lost.
The Sounds folder contains
Downloaded sounds, Default
sounds and Voice recordings.
From here you can manage or send
sounds or set them as ringtones.
Creating a slide show
The Videos folder shows a list of
videos you have downloaded or
recorded on your phone.
If you want to view all the images
on your phone, you can create a
slide show to save you having to
open and close each individual
Turn on the camera and enjoy the
capabilities of your phone’s locationbased services.
Take pictures wherever you are and
tag them with the location.
If you upload tagged pictures to a
blog that supports Geo-tagging,
you can see the pictures displayed
on a map.
TIP! New Chocolate BL40
supports both DivX & Xvid
video format playback to ensure
greater content availability.
NOTE: The TV output cable is
available for purchase separately.
Sending a video clip
1 Select a video and touch
2 Touch Send and choose between
Message, Email and Bluetooth.
3 If you choose Message or Email,
your video clip will be attached
to the message, which you can
write and send as normal. If you
choose Bluetooth, your phone
will search for a device to send
the video to.
Games and Applications
You can download new games and
applications to your phone to keep
you amused in your spare time.
Installing a Java game and
1 Touch
then select My stuff
from Entertainment tab.
2 Touch the All Memory item that
is upper side menu.
3 Select All memory or Phone
Use the Fun stuff menu
Fun stuff contains preloaded
flash games which are using the
integrated motion sensor.
Flash contents
The Flash contents folder contains
all downloaded SWF and SVG files.
Viewing an SWF/ SVG file
1 Touch
then select My stuff
from the Entertainment tab.
2 Touch Flash contents.
3 Select the file you want to view.
You can view stored Excel,
PowerPoint, Word, Text and pdf files
in this folder.
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Transferring a file to your
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 files (e.g. music) using
1 Make sure your phone and
computer have Bluetooth
switched on and are connected
to each other.
2 Use your computer to send the
file via Bluetooth.
3 When the file is sent, accept it on
your phone by touching Yes.
4 The file should appear in your
Image folder if it is image file and
Sound folder if it is a music file.
The Others folder is used to store
files that are not pictures, audio
files, videos, games or applications.
It is used in the same way as the
Documents folder.
Creating a movie
1 Touch
then select Slideshow
maker from the Entertainment
2 Touch Insert to add an image.
3 Touch the style to choose a
movie style.
4 Touch the Sound on the screen
to change the sound, e.g. for a
voice recording.
5 Touch the Preview button to see
the results.
6 Touch the Play Order on the
screen to change the order.
7 Touch the Usage to choose
between Keeping and MMS.
To transfer music using Bluetooth:
1 Make sure both devices have
Bluetooth switched on and are
8 To save your movie, touch Save
connected to each other.
2 Select the music file on the other
device and select to send it via
Your LG New Chocolate BL40 has a
built-in music player that lets you
3 When the file is sent, accept it on
play all your favourite tracks. To
your phone by touching Yes.
access the music player, touch menu 4 The file should appear in Music >
then select Music from the
All tracks.
Entertainment Tab.
TIP! New Chocolate BL40 is
one of few mobile phones to
apply Dolby Mobile™ for music,
providing Dolby™ sound quality
to your mobile phone.
Transferring music onto your
You can also use the LG PC Suite.
The easiest way to transfer music
onto your phone is via Bluetooth or
the sync cable.
Playing a song
1 Touch
then select Music
from the Entertainment tab.
2 Touch All tracks.
3 Select the song you want to play
then touch .
4 Touch
to pause the song.
5 Touch
to skip to the next
song. (Touch long to go FF)
6 Touch
to go back to the
previous song. (Touch long to
go REW)
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7 Touch
to return to the
Music menu.
TIP! To change the volume
while listening to music, touch
Note: The copyright of
music files can be protected
in international treaties and
national copyright laws.
Therefore, it may be necessary
to obtain a permission or a
license to reproduce or copy
music. In some countires
national law prohibits private
copying of copyrighted
material. Before downlading or
copying hte file, please check
the national legistration of the
applicable country concerning
the use of such material.
Creating a playlist
You can create your own playlists by
choosing a selection of songs from
the All tracks folder.
To play a playlist, select it and touch
one of the tracks it contains.
NOTE: To add a second playlist,
then New playlist.
Using the radio
Your LG New Chocolate BL40 has a
built-in FM radio tuner so you can
listen to your favourite stations on
the move.
NOTE: You will need to attach your
LG supplied headset to listen to the
radio. Insert them into the headset
Searching for stations
Listening to the radio
You can tune your phone to radio
stations by searching for them
manually or automatically. They will
then be saved to specific channel
numbers, so you don’t have to keep
re-tuning. You can store up to 48
channels on your phone.
Automatic tuning:
1 Touch
and choose FM radio
from the Entertainment tab.
2 Touch
3 Touch Autoscan. The stations
found will be allocated to
channel numbers in your phone.
NOTE: You can also manually
tune to a station by using the
wheel displayed next to the radio
1 Touch
and choose FM radio
from the Entertainment tab.
2 Touch the channel number of the
station you would like to listen to.
TIP! To improve radio reception,
extend the headset cord, which
functions as the radio aerial.
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Adding an event to your
1 From the home screen select
then scroll through Organizer in
Utilities tab.
2 Select the date to which you
want to add an event.
then New schedule.
3 Touch
TIP! You can enter holidays
in your calendar. Individually
touch each day of the holiday,
then touch
and select
Set holiday. Each day will be
marked in red text.
Changing your default
calendar view
1 From the home screen select
then scroll through Organizer
in Utilities tab. Select Settings
2 Touch Default view and choose
Month, Week, Timetable, List or
All tasks.
Using the date finder
1 From the home screen select
then scroll through Organizer in
Utilities tab.
2 Select Date finder from the
option menu.
3 In the From tab set the required
4 In the After tab set the number
of days.
5 The Target date will be shown.
Setting your alarm
1 From the home screen select
then scroll through Alarms in
Utilities tab.
2 If you want add a new alarm,
touch New alarm. If you want
to set the alarm to sound again
within one hour, touch Quick
TIP! Touch On icon or set
start the alarm.
Voice recorder
Use your voice recorder to record
voice memos or other audio files.
Recording a sound or voice
1 From the home screen select
then scroll to Voice
recorder in the Utilities tab.
2 Touch Record to begin
3 Touch Stop to end recording.
4 If you touch New , it will
automatically restart the voice
recording after saving the
previous one.
Sending the voice recording
1 Once you have finished
recording, touch Send.
2 Choose Message, Email or
Bluetooth. If you choose
Message or Email, the recorded
track will be attached to the
message and sent as MMS. If you
choose Bluetooth, your phone
will search for a device to send
the voice recording to.
Using the FM transmitter to
play music
The New Chocolate BL40 allows
you with its built-in FM transmitter
to listen to your music via any FM
tuner in range of the phone, e.g. at
home or in your car.
1 Touch
then Tools and
choose FM Transmitter from the
Utilities tab.
2 Select a frequency that you want
to transmit an FM signal on, and
then touch Transmit.
3 Then set your tuner to the same
NOTE: The operating distance of the
FM transmitter is up to a maximum
of 1.5 metres (4.9 feet).
The transmission maybe subject to
interference due to obstructions,
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such as walls, other electronic
devices, or from public radio
To avoid interference, always
search for a free FM frequency on
the receiver before using the FM
The FM transmitter cannot be used
at the same time as the FM radio of
your device.
High frequency works the good
better than low frequency.
If the music doesn’t start
transmitting, you should adjust the
frequency of your phone by going
back to the transmitter main screen.
The web
Browser gives you a fast, full-colour
world of games, music, news, sport,
entertainment and loads more,
straight to your mobile phone.
Wherever you are and whatever
you’re into.
4 Touch
. Your Bookmark will
now appear in the bookmark list.
Using the RSS reader
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a
family of web feed formats used to
publish frequently updated content,
such as blog entries, news headlines
Adding and accessing
or podcasts. An RSS document,
called a feed, web feed, or channel,
contains either a summary of
For easy and fast access to your
content from an associated web site
favourite websites, you can add
or its full text. RSS makes it possible
bookmarks and save web pages.
for people to keep up with their
1 From the home screen select
favourite web sites in an automated
then scroll through Browser in
way that is easier than checking
the Utilities tab.
2 Select Bookmarks. A list of your
The user subscribes to a feed by
Bookmarks will appear on the
entering its link into the reader
or by clicking an RSS icon in a
3 To add a new bookmark, touch
browser that starts the subscription
New Bookmark. Enter a name
process. The reader checks the
for the bookmark followed by
user’s subscribed feeds regularly for
its URL.
new content and downloads any
updates that it finds.
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Using your phone as a
Your New Chocolate BL40 can
double as a modem for your PC,
giving you email and internet access
even when you don’t have any
wired connection. 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 New Chocolate
BL40 and PC using the USB
cable and launch the LG PC Suite
3 Click Communication on your
PC. Then click Settings and select
4 Choose LG Mobile USB Modem
and select OK. It will now appear
on the screen.
5 Click Connect and your PC will
connect via your New Chocolate
Using Bluetooth:
1 Ensure Bluetooth is switched On
and Visible for both your PC and
New Chocolate BL40.
2 Pair your PC and New Chocolate
BL40 so that a passcode is
required to connect them.
3 Use the Connection wizard on
your LG PC Suite to create an
active Bluetooth connection.
4 Click Communication on your
PC. Then click Setting.
5 Click Modem.
6 Choose Standard Modem over
Bluetooth link and click OK. It
will now appear on the screen.
7 Click Connect and your PC will
connect via your New Chocolate
The web
Access to Google Service
You can launch google services in
this application. Touch Google in
the Utilities tab.
Blogger: You can manage your
account and share your blog. It is
available to upload a picture and
Maps: You can access maps from
your mobile devices.
Search: Google Mobile Web Search
allows you to search for websites
that are specifi cally designed for
mobile phones and devices.
Mail: The Gmail for mobile
application is a downloadable
Java application, offering the
best possible Gmail experience
for supported mobile devices. To
download, visit
app from your mobile browser.
YouTube: You can watch videos on
YouTube Mobile from your mobile
device. You may want to contact
your carrier for more information
about the availability of data
streaming on your mobile device.
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PC Suite
You can synchronise your PC with
your phone. This will ensure all your
important details and dates match,
and also act as a back up to help put
your mind at ease.
TIP! You will need to install the
application PC Suite provided
on the CD-ROM or available as
a download from http://update.
lgmobile. com. (From www. PRODUCTS
> Manual & Software > Go
to Manual & S/W Download
Installing the LG PC Suite on
your computer
1 From the home screen, touch
and then click Connectivity.
2 Select USB connection and click
PC Suite.
3 Connect handset and PC via USB
cable and wait for a while.
4 Installation guide message will
be displayed on the computer
Caution! If installation guide
message is not displayed in your
PC, please check your CD-ROM
setting on Windows.
5 Insert the supplied CD-ROM or
the click the download button
to directly download the LG PC
Suite program from the internet.
6 Click on the LG PC Suite Installer
which will appear on your screen.
Connecting your phone and
1 Select PC Suite mode in
Connectivity menu and then
connect the USB cable to your
phone and your PC.
2 LG PC Suite will be automatically
activated on your PC.
3 Your phone and PC are now
PC Suite
Backing up and restoring
your phone’s information
1 Connect your phone to your PC
as outlined above.
2 Click on the Backup icon, and
select Backup or Restore.
3 Choose whether to back
up Contents Data and/or
Memo Data. Select the location
you want to back up the
information to, or restore it from.
Click OK.
4 Your information will be backed
Viewing phone files on your
1 Connect your phone to your PC
as outlined above.
2 Click on the Manage Photos,
Videos or Music icon.
3 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 manage files you no
longer need.
Synchronising your contacts
1 Connect the phone to your PC.
2 Click on the Contacts icon.
3 Click Sync Contacts button your
PC will now import and display
all the contacts saved on your
4 Click on Menu and select Export.
You can now select where you
want to save your contacts to.
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Synchronising the messages
1 Connect the phone to your PC.
2 Click on the Messages icon.
3 All your phone messages will
be displayed in folders on the
4 Use the toolbar at the top of
the screen to edit and rearrange
Music Sync
This menu lets you add music to
your New Chocolate BL40. Before
you start transferring music from
your PC to your phone, make sure
your computer has the following
set-up and accessory is at hand:
• Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
• Windows Media Player 10 or above
• USB data cable
• microSD card (If you wish to use
external memory as the music
Do not disconnect your phone
during the transfer.
Transferring music using
Windows Media Player
1 From the home screen select
then scroll through Connectivity
in the Settings tab.
2 Select USB connection mode
and choose Music sync.
3 Connect your handset and PC
using a compatible USB cable.
4 When you try to connect the
handset to your PC, your handset
will read: “Music Sync“ followed
by Connected.
5 The PC will prompt you to
launch your preferred music
management software.
6 Select Window Media Player.
PC Suite
7 Go to the Sync Tab, then drag
and drop the music you wish to
transfer to your handset into the
Sync List panel.
8 Click on the Start Sync button.
This starts the transfer process.
Do not disconnect your phone
during the transfer.
the application box and select
Preferences, you can change the
location where the converted files
are saved.
Drag and drop the files into the
application for initial analysis. Then
select Convert for the process
to begin. When the process is
complete a Conversion complete
pop up will be displayed.
DivX Converter
Install the DivX converter, which
is supplied on the same CD-ROM
as the PC Suite software. DivX will
convert media files on your PC to a
format that lets you upload them
and view them on your phone.
Once installed, select DivX from the
Program Files on your PC, then DivX
converter followed by Converter.
Use the arrows in the application
to change the conversion format
to Mobile. If you right click on
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Personalising your profiles
You can quickly change your profile
on the home screen. Just touch the
status summary icon on the top,
then touch the profile tab.
Changing your phone settings
Enjoy the freedom of adapting the
New Chocolate BL40 to your own
1 From the home screen select
then scroll to Phone settings in
the Settings tab.
2 Select a menu from the list below:
Date & Time
Power save
Auto lock - Lock the keypad
automatically on the home
Security - Adjust your security
settings, including PIN codes and
handset lock. (The Security Code
default is set to “0000”)
Memory info.
Reset settings - Restores all
settings to their factory defaults.
Information - View the technical
information for your New
Chocolate BL40.
Changing your touch settings
From the home screen select
then scroll to Touch settings in the
Settings tab.
Changing your connectivity
To change any settings, use this
From the home screen select
then scroll to Connectivity in the
Settings tab.
Network selection - Your New
Chocolate BL40 will connect
automatically to your preferred
Internet profile - Set the profiles for
connecting to the internet.
Access points - Your network
operator has already saved this
information. You can add new
access points using this menu.
DLNA - You can share contents in
your handset by Home network. It
can access the stuff menu - Music,
Video, Image and external memory
Switch on to start home networking
and confirm my device name and
check items for sharing.
It can support the following files.
Music: mp3, Video: H.264(AVC)/
AAC/ MP4, Image: jpeg.
If you turn on the Home network
function in the state of Wi-Fi off, it
will be connected automatically
after Wi-Fi has been turned on.
GPS type - Choose either Assisted
GPS or Stand alone.
– The GPS technology uses
information from earth-orbiting
satellites to find locations.
– A receiver estimates the distance
to GPS satellites based on the
time it takes for signals to reach
them, then uses that information
to identify its location.
– This may take from a couple of
seconds to several minutes.
– Assisted GPS(A-GPS ) on this
mobile is used to retrieve
location assistance data over a
packet data connection with the
terrestrial networks.
– The assistance data is only
retrieved from the Service
server when offered by your
network provider and needed.
Note: GPS service has an error
tolerance and will not work in
buildings or underground.
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USB connection - Synchronise your
New Chocolate BL40 using the LG
PC Suite software to copy files from
your phone.
TV out - Choose PAL or NTSC when
connecting your New Chocolate
BL40 to a TV.
DivX VOD registration - This menu
is used to generate a DivX VOD
registration code. Please visit http:// to register and for
technical support.
Packet data conn. - Set the packet
data connection.
Browser settings - Set the values
related to the browser.
Streaming settings - Your network
operator has already saved this
information. You can edit it if you
want to make changes.
Java settings - Allows you to set
profiles for connections made
by Java programs and to view
Using flight mode
Turn flight mode on by selecting
then Settings > Profiles and
select Flight mode.
Flight mode prevents you making
calls, connecting to the Internet,
sending messages or using
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.
and choose Send.
2 Touch
Select Bluetooth.
3 If you have already paired
the Bluetooth device, your
New Chocolate BL40 will not
automatically search for other
Bluetooth devices. If not, your
New Chocolate BL40 will search
for other Bluetooth enabled
devices within range.
4 Choose the device to which
you want to send the file to and
touch Select.
5 Your file will be sent.
TIP! Check the progress bar to
make sure your file has been
To receive a file:
1 To receive files your Bluetooth
must be set to On. See Changing
your Bluetooth settings below
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 choose to View
the file or Use as wallpaper
(image file only). Files will usually
be saved to the appropriate
folder in My stuff.
Changing your Bluetooth
1 From the home screen select
then scroll through Bluetooth in
the Settings tab.
2 Touch
Make changes to:
My device information - Enter
a name for your New Chocolate
My device visibility - Choose to
be Visible, Hidden or Visible for
1 min.
Remote SIM mode on - Activate
the remote SIM mode.
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Supported services - Select how
to use Bluetooth in association
with different services.
Delete - Choose to delete the
paired device lists.
Delete all - Choose to delete all
the paired device lists.
Pairing with another
Bluetooth device
By pairing your New Chocolate BL40
with another device, you can set up
a passcode protected connection.
This makes your pairing more
1 Check that your Bluetooth is On.
You can change your visibility
using the Settings menu.
2 Touch New device to search.
3 Your New Chocolate BL40 will
search for Bluetooth devices.
When the search is completed
Refresh icon will appear on the
4 Choose the device you want to
pair with and enter a passcode,
then touch OK.
5 Your phone will then connect
to the other device, on which
you will need to enter the same
6 Your passcode-protected
Bluetooth connection is now
Using a Bluetooth headset
1 Check that your Bluetooth is On.
2 Follow the instructions that
came with your headset to put
it in pairing mode and pair your
Phone Software update
Wireless Manager allows you to
manage Internet connections per
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) on your device.
It allows the phone to connect to
local wireless networks or access
the Internet wirelessly. Wi-Fi is
faster and has a greater range than
Bluetooth wireless technology and
can be used for fast emailing and
Internet browsing.
NOTE: The New Chocolate
BL40 supports WEP, WPA-PSK/2
encryption, and not EAP, WPS
encryption. If your Wi-Fi service
provider or network administrator
sets encryption for network
security, fill in the key in the popup window. If encryption is not
set, this pop-up window will not
be shown. You can obtain the key
from your Wi-Fi service provider or
network administrator.
LG Mobile Phone Software update
from internet
For more information on using this
function, please visit the LG Mobile
index_b2c.jsp - select country
– Products menu - Manual &
software menu
This Feature allows you to update
the firmware of your phone to the
latest version and conveniently from
the internet without the need to
visit a service centre.
As the mobile phone firmware
update requires the user’s full
attention for the duration of the
update process, please make
sure to check all instructions and
notes that appear at each step
before proceeding. Please note
that removing the USB data cable
or battery during the upgrade
may seriously damage you mobile
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There is a variety of accessories available for your mobile phone, which may
be sold separately. You can select these optional items according to your
personal communication requirements. Please consult your local dealer for
availability. (The items described below are supplied in the box)
Data cable and
To connect and
synchronise your New
Chocolate BL40 and
PC. The CD-ROM also
contains this User
Guide in electronic
• Always use genuine LG accessories.
• Failure to do this may invalidate your warranty.
• Accessories may vary in different regions.
Technical data
Product name: New Chocolate BL40
System: GSM/ W-CDMA
Ambient Temperatures
Max: +55°C (discharging),
+45°C (charging)
Min: -10°C
DivX VOD registration
Generate a DivX VOD registration
Please visit <>
for registration and technical
Declaration of Conformity
Suppliers Details
LG Electronics Inc
LG Electronics Inc. LG Twin Towers 20,
Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea 150-721
Product Details
Product Name
GSM/ W-CDMA Terminal Equipment
Model Name
Trade Name
Applicable Standards Details
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
EN 301 489-01 V1.6.1, EN 301 489-07 V1.3.1, EN 301 489-09 V1.3.1
EN 301 489-17 V1.2.1, EN 301 489-19 V1.2.1, EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1
EN 301 511 V9.0.2
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1 EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1,
EN 300 328 V1.7.1, EN 301 357-2 V1.3.1
EN 50360:2001/EN62209-1:2006
EN 60950-1 : 2001
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
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 @
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Issued Date
Seung Hyoun, Ji / Director
31.Jul. 2009
Signature of representative
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.
Possible causes
Possible Solutions
USIM error
There is no USIM card in
the phone or it is inserted
Make sure the USIM card is correctly
No network
Signal weak
Outside GSM network area
Move towards a window or into an
open area. Check the Network Operator
coverage map.
Codes do not
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 centre.
cannot be set
Not supported by Service
Provider, or registration
Contact your Service Provider.
Calls not
Dialling error
New USIM card inserted
Charge limit reached
New network not authorised. Check
for new restrictions. Contact Service
Provider or reset limit with PIN 2.
Trouble shooting
Possible causes
Possible Solutions
Phone cannot
be switched on
On/Off key not pressed long
Battery empty
Battery contacts dirty
Press the On/Off key down for at least
two seconds.
Keep charger attached for a longer
Clean the contacts.
Battery totally empty
Temperature out of range
Contact problem
Charging error
No mains voltage
Charger defective
Wrong charger
Battery defective
Number not
The Fixed dial number
function is on.
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Charge battery.
Make sure the ambient temperature is
right, wait for a while, and then charge
Check the power supply and
connection to the phone. Check the
battery contacts and clean them if
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.
Check settings.
LG offers you a limited warranty that the enclosed subscriber unit and its enclosed accessories will be
free from defects in material and workmanship, according to the following terms and conditions:
1. The limited warranty for the product extends for ONE (1) year beginning on the date of purchase of the
product by the original end user.
2. The limited warranty extends only to the original end user of the product and is not assignable or
transferable to any subsequent purchaser/end user.
3. This warranty is good only to the original end user of the product during the warranty period as long
as it is in Canada.
4. Upon request from LG, the consumer must provide information to reasonably prove the date of
5. During the applicable warranty period, LG will repair or replace at LG’s sole option, without charge to
the original end user, any defective component part of the phone or accessory.
6. LG may use rebuilt, reconditioned or new parts or components when repairing any product or replace a
product with a rebuilt, reconditioned or new product.
1. Defects or damages resulting from use of the product in other than its normal and customary manner.
2. Defects or damages from abnormal use, abnormal conditions, improper storage, exposure to moisture or
dampness, unauthorized modifications, unauthorized connections, unauthorized repair, misuse, neglect,
abuse, accident, alteration, improper installation or other acts which are not the fault of LG, including
damage caused by spills of food or liquids.
3. Breakage or damage to antennas unless caused directly by defects in material or workmanship.
4. The fact that the Customer Service Department at LG was not notified by the original end user of the
alleged defect or malfunction of the product, during the warranty period.
5. Products which have had their serial numbers removed or made illegible.
6. Damage resulting from use of non-LG approved accessories.
7. All plastic surfaces and all other externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to normal
customer use.
8. P roducts serviced by non-authorized persons or companies.
1. This limited warranty supersedes all other warranties, expressed or implied either in fact or by operations of law, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
2. Shipping damage is the sole responsibility of the shipping company.
No other express warranty is applicable to this product.
To obtain warranty service, please call the following telephone number from anywhere in Canada:
LG Electronics Canada, Inc.
Tel. 1-888-542-2623 (see links to “Wireless Phone Service”)
Electronics Canada Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario
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