Samsung | GT-S5830 | Samsung GALAXY Ace User Manual

quick start guide
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Thank you for purchasing this Samsung mobile
device. This device will provide you with high quality
mobile communication and entertainment based
on Samsung’s exceptional technology and high
• Content in this manual may differ from the
product, or from software provided by service
providers or carriers, and is subject to change
without prior notice.
• The items supplied with your device and available
accessories may vary depending on your region or
service provider.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your
local Samsung dealer.
• The supplied accessories perform best for your
• Accessories other than the supplied ones may not
be compatible with your device.
Instructional icons
Before you start, familiarise yourself with the icons you
will see in this manual:
Warning—situations that could cause injury
to yourself or others
Caution—situations that could cause
damage to your device or other equipment
Note—notes, usage tips, or additional
[ ]
Square brackets—device keys
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Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be
trademarks of their respective owners.
• Wi-Fi®, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, and the Wi-Fi
logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi
Your device uses non-harmonised frequency and
is intended for use in all European countries. The
WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction
indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors in
• All other trademarks and copyrights are the
property of their respective owners.
Install the SIM or USIM card and battery
1. Remove the back cover.
2. Insert the SIM or USIM card with the goldcoloured contacts facing down.
3. Insert the battery.
4. Replace the back cover.
Charge the battery
Before using the device for the first time, you must
charge the battery.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables.
Unauthorised chargers or cables can cause
batteries to explode or damage your device.
1. Open the cover of the multifunction jack.
2. Plug the small end of the travel adapter into the
multifunction jack.
Connecting the travel adapter improperly may
cause serious damage to the device. Any damage
caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
3. Plug the large end of the travel adapter into a
power outlet.
While the device is charging, the touch screen
may not function due to an unstable power
supply. If this happens, unplug the travel adapter
from the device.
4. When the battery is fully charged, first unplug the
travel adapter from the device and then from the
power outlet.
Do not remove the battery before removing the
travel adapter. Doing so may cause damage to
the device.
To save energy, unplug the travel adapter when
not in use. The travel adapter does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the travel
adapter from the outlet to interrupt the power
supply. The travel adapter should remain close to
the socket when in use.
Getting started
Turn your device on and off
To turn on your device, press and hold [ ]. If you turn
on your device for the first time, follow the on-screen
instructions to set up your device.
To turn off your device, press and hold [ ] and select
Power off.
• Follow all posted warnings and directions
from authorised personnel in areas where the
use of wireless devices is restricted, such as
aeroplanes and hospitals.
• To use your device's non-network services only,
switch to Flight mode.
Get to know your device
Volume key
Proximity sensor
Touch screen
Home key
Menu key
Back key
Multifunction jack
Camera lens
Power/Lock key
Memory card
Internal antenna
Headset jack
Back cover
Turn on the device (press and hold);
Access the quick menus (press and
hold); Lock the touch screen.
Open a list of options available on the
current screen.
Return to the idle screen; Open the list
of recent applications (press and hold).
Return to the previous screen.
Adjust the device’s volume.
Touch screen
Your device’s touch screen lets you easily select items
or perform functions. Control the touch screen by
tapping, tapping and holding, or dragging across it.
Idle screen
When the device is in Idle mode, you will see the idle
screen. From the idle screen, you can view indicator
icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and other
The idle screen has multiple panels. Scroll left or right
to a panel of the idle screen.
Indicator icons
Indicator icons show the signal strength, device status,
current time, and other information at the top of the
Shortcuts panel
From the shortcuts panel, you can use shortcut
menus and access a list of notifications, such as new
messages, upcoming events, and processing status.
Tap the indicator icons area at the top of the screen
and drag your finger down to open the shortcuts
panel. To hide the panel, drag the bottom of the list
Access applications
1. In Idle mode, select
to access Menu mode.
2. Scroll left or right to another menu screen.
3. Select an application.
4. Press [ ] to return to the previous screen; Press
the Home key to return to the idle screen.
Access recent applications
Press and hold the Home key to view the applications
you have accessed recently.
Launch multiple applications
Your device allows you to multi-task by running
multiple applications at the same time.
To launch multiple applications, press the Home key
while using an application to return to Idle mode, and
then select an application to launch.
Enter text
You can enter text with the virtual keypads or in
handwriting mode. You can also use editing options to
copy and paste text.
Swype keypad
With the Swype keypad, you can enter text by sliding
across characters on the keypad. Tap the first character
of a word, drag to the following characters, and release
your finger on the last character.
Samsung keypad
The Samsung keypad provides different keypad types
(such as QWERTY and 3x4 keypads) and a handwriting
When entering text with the QWERTY or 3x4 keypads,
use the predictive text feature. This feature will predict
the word you are entering and display suggestions.
When entering text, rotate the device to display
the QWERTY keypad in a widescreen layout.
Chinese keypad
You can enter text with pinyins, strokes, zhuyins, or
cangjies and use a handwriting mode.
Make or answer a call
You can make a call by entering a phone number or
selecting a number in your contact list. You can also
access the call log to redial recently dialled numbers.
Make a call
Open the dialling screen, enter a phone number, and
select .
Answer a call
When a call comes in, drag
the dot.
right until it reaches
Send and receive a message
You can create and send text (SMS), multimedia
(MMS), or email messages, and view or manage
messages you have sent or received.
Text and multimedia message
You can create and send a simple text message or a
multimedia message which can contain text, image,
video, and sound files.
Email message
You can use the email application to send email
messages on your device. Before you send and receive
email messages, you must add an email account.
Connect to the internet
You can connect to the wireless web by using the
WLAN feature or mobile network connections. Open
the web application and browse web pages. You can
bookmark your favourite web pages or use various
web options.
Safety information
To prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your device, read all of
the following information before using your device.
Warning: Prevent electric shock, fire, and
Do not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical
Do not touch the power cord with wet hands, or disconnect the
charger by pulling on the cord
Do not bend or damage the power cord
Do not use your device while charging or touch your device with
wet hands
Do not short-circuit the charger or the battery
Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the battery
Do not charge the battery with chargers that are not approved
by the manufacturer
Do not use your device during a thunderstorm
Your device may malfunction and your risk of electric shock is increased.
Do not handle a damaged or leaking Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery
For safe disposal of your Li-Ion batteries, contact your nearest authorised
service centre.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers specifically designed
for your device. Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious
injuries or damage to your device.
• Never dispose of batteries or devices in a fire. Follow all local regulations
when disposing of used batteries or devices.
• Never place batteries or devices on or in heating devices, such as
microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when
• Never crush or puncture the battery. Avoid exposing the battery to
high external pressure, which can lead to an internal short circuit and
Protect the device, batteries, and chargers from damage
• Avoid exposing your device and batteries to very cold or very hot
• Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation of the device and
reduce the charging capacity and life of your device and batteries.
• Prevent batteries from contacting metal objects, as this can create a
connection between the + and – terminals of your batteries and lead to
temporary or permanent battery damage.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Caution: Follow all safety warnings and
regulations when using your device in restricted
Turn off your device where prohibited
Comply with all regulations that restrict the use of a mobile device in a
particular area.
Do not use your device near other electronic devices
Most electronic devices use radio frequency signals. Your device may
interfere with other electronic devices.
Do not use your device near a pacemaker
• Avoid using your device within a 15 cm range of a pacemaker if possible,
as your device can interfere with the pacemaker.
• If you must use your device, keep at least 15 cm away from the
• To minimise the possible interference with a pacemaker, use your device
on the opposite side of your body from the pacemaker.
Do not use your device in a hospital or near medical equipment
that can be interfered with by radio frequency
If you personally use any medical equipment, contact the manufacturer of
the equipment to ensure the safety of your equipment from radio frequency.
If you are using a hearing aid, contact the manufacturer for
information about radio interference
Some hearing aids may be interfered with by the radio frequency of your
device. Contact the manufacturer to ensure the safety of your hearing aid.
Turn off the device in potentially explosive environments
• Turn off your device in potentially explosive environments instead of
removing the battery.
• Always comply with regulations, instructions and signs in potentially
explosive environments.
• Do not use your device at refuelling points (service stations), near fuels or
chemicals, and at blasting areas.
• Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in
the same compartment as the device, its parts, or accessories.
Turn off your device when in an aircraft
Using your device in an aircraft is illegal. Your device may interfere with the
electronic navigation instruments of the aircraft.
Electronic devices in a motor vehicle may malfunction due to the
radio frequency of your device
Electronic devices in your car may malfunction due to radio frequency of
your device. Contact the manufacturer for more information.
Comply with all safety warnings and regulations
regarding mobile device usage while operating
a vehicle
While driving, safely operating the vehicle is your first responsibility. Never
use your mobile device while driving, if it is prohibited by law. For your safety
and the safety of others, practice good common sense and remember the
following tips:
• Use a hands-free device.
• Get to know your device and its convenience features, such as speed dial
and redial. These features help you reduce the time needed to place or
receive calls on your mobile device.
• Position your device within easy reach. Be able to access your wireless
device without removing your eyes from the road. If you receive an
incoming call at an inconvenient time, let your voice mail answer it
for you.
• Let the person you are speaking with know you are driving. Suspend calls
in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions. Rain, sleet, snow, ice,
and heavy traffic can be hazardous.
• Do not take notes or look up phone numbers. Jotting down a “to do” list
or flipping through your address book takes attention away from your
primary responsibility of driving safely.
• Dial sensibly and assess the traffic. Place calls when you are not moving
or before pulling into traffic. Try to plan calls when your car will be
stationary. If you need to make a call, dial only a few numbers, check the
road and your mirrors, then continue.
• Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may be
distracting. Make people you are talking with aware you are driving and
suspend conversations that have the potential to divert your attention
from the road.
• Use your device to call for help. Dial a local emergency number in the
case of fire, traffic accident, or medical emergencies.
• Use your device to help others in emergencies. If you see an auto
accident, a crime in progress, or a serious emergency where lives are in
danger, call a local emergency number.
• Call roadside assistance or a special, non-emergency assistance number
when necessary. 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 another special, non-emergency number.
Proper care and use of your mobile device
Keep your device dry
• Humidity and all types of liquids may damage device parts or electronic
• When wet, remove the battery without turning on your device. Dry your
device with a towel and take it to a service centre.
• Liquids will change the colour of the label that indicates water
damage inside the device. Water damage to your device can void your
manufacturer’s warranty.
Do not use or store your device in dusty, dirty areas
Dust can cause your device to malfunction.
Do not store your device on slopes
If your device falls, it can be damaged.
Do not store your device in hot or cold areas. Use your device at
-20 °C to 50 °C
• Your device may explode if left inside a closed vehicle, as the inside
temperature can reach up to 80 °C.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods of time
(such as on the dashboard of a car).
• Store the battery at 0 °C to 40 °C.
Do not store your device with such metal objects as coins, keys
and necklaces
• Your device may become deformed or malfunction.
• If the battery terminals are in contact with metal objects, it may cause
a fire.
Do not store your device near magnetic fields
• Your device may malfunction or the battery may discharge from exposure
to magnetic fields.
• Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards, passbooks,
and boarding passes, may be damaged by magnetic fields.
• Do not use carrying cases or accessories with magnetic closures or
allow your device to come in contact with magnetic fields for extended
periods of time.
Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot
cooking equipment, or high pressure containers
• The battery may leak.
• Your device may overheat and cause a fire.
Do not drop your device or cause impacts to your device
• The screen of your device may be damaged.
• If bent or deformed, your device may be damaged or parts may
Do not use a flash close to the eyes of people or animals
Using a flash close to the eyes may cause temporary loss of vision or damage
to the eyes.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Avoid charging batteries for more than a week, as overcharging may
shorten battery life.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged
before use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purposes.
Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories
and supplies
• Using generic batteries or chargers may shorten the life of your device or
cause the device to malfunction.
• Samsung cannot be responsible for the user’s safety when using
accessories or supplies that are not approved by Samsung.
Do not bite or suck on the device or the battery
• Doing so may damage the device or cause explosion.
• If children use the device, make sure that they use the device properly.
When speaking on the device:
• Hold the device upright, as you would with a traditional phone.
• Speak directly into the mouthpiece.
• Avoid contact with your device’s internal antenna. Touching the antenna
may reduce the call quality or cause the device to transmit more radio
frequency than necessary.
• Hold the device with a relaxed grip, press the keys lightly, use special
features that reduce the number of keys you have to press (such as
templates and predictive text), and take frequent breaks.
Protect your hearing
• Excessive exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing
• Exposure to loud sounds while driving may distract
your attention and cause an accident.
• Always turn the volume down before plugging the
earphones into an audio source and use only the
minimum volume setting necessary to hear your
conversation or music.
Use caution when using the device while walking or moving
Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself or others.
Do not carry your device in your back pockets or around your
You can be injured or damage the device if you fall.
Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device
• Any changes or modifications to your device can void your
manufacturer’s warranty. For service, take your device to a Samsung
Service Centre.
• Do not disassemble or puncture the battery, as this can cause explosion
or fire.
Do not paint or put stickers on your device
Paint and stickers can clog moving parts and prevent proper operation. If
you are allergic to paint or metal parts of the product, you may experience
itching, eczema, or swelling of the skin. When this happens, stop using the
product and consult your physician.
When cleaning your device:
• Wipe your device or charger with a towel or a rubber.
• Clean the terminals of the battery with a cotton ball or a towel.
• Do not use chemicals or detergents.
Do not use the device if the screen is cracked or broken
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face. Take the
device to a Samsung Service Centre to have it repaired.
Do not use the device for anything other than its intended use
Avoid disturbing others when using the device in public
Do not allow children to use your device
Your device is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it as they could
hurt themselves and others, damage the device, or make calls that increase
your charges.
Install mobile devices and equipment with caution
• Ensure that any mobile devices or related equipment installed in your
vehicle are securely mounted.
• Avoid placing your device and accessories near or in an air bag
deployment area. Improperly installed wireless equipment can cause
serious injury when air bags inflate rapidly.
Allow only qualified personnel to service your device
Allowing non-qualified personnel to service your device may result in
damage to your device and will void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Handle SIM cards or memory cards with care
• Do not remove a card while the device is transferring or accessing
information, as this could result in loss of data and/or damage to the
card or device.
• Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and electrical noise
from other devices.
• Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with your fingers or
metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card with a soft cloth.
Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your device may not be possible in some areas or
circumstances. Before travelling in remote areas without signal coverage,
plan an alternate method of contacting emergency services personnel.
Be sure to backup important data
Samsung is not responsible for data loss.
Do not distribute copyright-protected material
Do not distribute copyright-protected material that you have recorded to
others without the permission of the content owners. Doing this may violate
copyright laws. The manufacturer is not liable for any legal issues caused by
the user’s illegal use of copyrighted material.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) certification
Your device conforms to European Union (EU) standards that limit
human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy emitted by radio and
telecommunications equipment. These standards prevent the sale of mobile
devices that exceed a maximum exposure level (known as the Specific
Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 W/kg.
Some content and services accessible through this device belong to third
parties and are protected by copyright, patent, trademark and/or other
intellectual property laws. Such content and services are provided solely for
your personal noncommercial use. You may not use any content or services
in a manner that has not been authorised by the content owner or service
provider. Without limiting the foregoing, unless expressly authorised by the
applicable content owner or service provider, you may not modify, copy,
republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works,
exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium any content or services
displayed through this device.
Third party services may be terminated or interrupted at any time, and
Samsung makes no representation or warranty that any content or service
will remain available for any period of time. Content and services are
transmitted by third parties by means of networks and transmission facilities
over which Samsung has no control. Without limiting the generality of this
disclaimer, Samsung expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for
any interruption or suspension of any content or service made available
through this device.
Samsung is neither responsible nor liable for customer service related to
the content and services. Any question or request for service relating to the
content or services should be made directly to the respective content and
service providers.
Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your device
depending on the software of the device or your service provider.
To install Kies (PC Sync)
1. Download the latest version of Kies from the
Samsung website (
and install it on your PC.
2. Using a PC data cable, connect your device to your
PC. Samsung Kies will launch automatically.
If Samsung Kies does not automatically launch,
double-click the Samsung Kies icon on your PC.
Refer to the Kies help for more information.
Printed in Korea
English (HK). 01/2011. Rev. 1.1
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