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ZTE S521 User manual
 To protect your mobile phone from illegal use, take the security
measures as follows:
 Set PIN codes of the SIM card.
 Set handset lock code.
 Set call restrictions.
Safety Precautions
This section includes some important information on safe and
efficient operation. Please read this information before using the
Operational Precautions
 Please use your phone properly. When making or receiving a call,
please hold your phone as holding a wireline telephone. Make sure
that the phone is at least one inch (about two point five
centimeters) from your body when transmitting.
 Keep the phone out of the reach of small children. The phone may
cause injury if used as a toy.
Precautions While Driving
 Please pay attention to the traffic safety. Check the laws and
regulations on the use of your phone in the area where you drive.
Always obey them.
 Use hands-free function of the phone, if available.
 Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call if
conditions require.
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The information in this manual is subject to change without notice.
Every effort has been made in the preparation of this manual to ensure
accuracy of the contents, but all statements, information, and
recommendations in this manual do not constitute a warranty of
any kind, expressed or implied. Please read the safety precautions
carefully to ensure the correct and safe use of your mobile phone.
For detailed information, refer to the section “Safety Precautions”.
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 When using your phone near pacemakers, please always keep
the phone more than eight inches (about twenty centimeters)
from the pacemaker when the phone is switched on. Do not carry
the phone in the breast pocket. Use the ear opposite the
pacemaker to minimize the potential for interference. Switch
off the phone immediately if necessary.
 Some phones may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event
of such interference, you may consult your hearing aids
manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
 If you use any other personal medical device, please consult the
manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately
shielded from RF energy.
 In those facilities with special demand, such as hospital or health
care facilities, please pay attention to the restriction on the use of
mobile phone. Switch off your phone if required.
Mobile Phone
Mobile Phone
User Manual
Precautions for Potentially Explosive
 Switch off your phone prior to entering any area with potentially
explosive atmospheres, such as fueling areas, fuel or chemical
transfer or storage facilities.
 Do not remove, install, or charge batteries in such areas. Spark
in a potentially explosive atmosphere can cause an explosion or
fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
 To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, switch off
your phone when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a
blasting area, or in areas posted “Turn off electronic devices.” Obey
all signs and instructions.
Precautions for Medical Devices and
 As your mobile phone can produce electromagnetic field, do not
place it near magnetic items such as computer disks.
 Using the phone near electrical appliances such as TV,
telephone, radio and personal computer can cause interference.
 Do not expose your mobile phone to direct sunlight or store it in
hot areas. High temperatures can shorten the life of electronic
 Keep your phone dry. Any liquid may damage your phone.
 Do not drop, knock or harshly treat the phone. Rough handling can
break internal circuit boards.
 Do not connect the phone with any incompatible enhancement.
 Do not attempt to disassemble the mobile phone or battery.
 Do not store the phone with flammable or explosive articles.
 Do not charge the mobile phone without battery.
 Please use original accessories or accessories approved by the
phone manufacturer. Using any unauthorized accessories may
affect your mobile phone’s performance, damage your phone or
even cause danger to your body and violate related local
regulations about telecom terminals.
 Turn off your phone before you clean it. Use a damp or
anti-static cloth to clean the phone. Do not use a dry cloth or
electrostatically charged cloth. Do not use chemical or abrasive
cleaners as these could damage the phone.
Precautions for Electronic Devices
 Some electronic devices are susceptible to electromagnetic
interference sent by mobile phone if inadequately shielded, such
as electronic system of vehicles. Please consult the
manufacturer of the device before using the phone if
Safety and General Use in Vehicles
 Safety airbag, brake, speed control system and oil eject system
shouldn’t be affected by wireless transmission. If you do meet
problems above, please contact your automobile provider. Do not
place your phone in the area over an airbag or in the airbag
deployment area. Airbags inflate with great force. If a phone is
placed in the airbag deployment area and the airbag inflates, the
phone may be propelled with great force and cause serious injury to
occupants of the vehicle.
 Please turn off your mobile phone at a refueling point, and the
same to the place where the use of two-way radio is prohibited.
Battery Use
 Do not short-circuit the battery, as this can cause the unit to
overheat or ignite.
 Do not store battery in hot areas or throw it into fire. Otherwise, it
will cause explosion.
 Do not disassemble or refit the battery. Otherwise, it will cause
liquid leakage, overheating, explosion and ignition of the
 Please store the battery in a cool dry place if you don’t use it for
a long period.
 The battery can be recharged for hundreds of times, but it will
eventually wear out. When the operating time (talk time and
standby time) is noticeably shorter than normal, it is time to
replace it with a new one.
 Please stop using the charger and battery when they are
damaged or show evidence of aging.
 Return the worn-out battery to the provider or dispose of it in
accordance with environment regulations. Do not dispose of it in
household rubbish.
 Please use original batteries or batteries approved by the
phone manufacturer. Using any unauthorized battery may
affect your handset performance or may cause danger of
explosion, etc.
4-Way Navigation keys
and Centre key
Left/Right soft keys
4-Way Navigation keys
and Centre key
Left/Right soft
Charger/USB Jack
End/Power key
* key
Limitation of Liability
Note: The pictures and icons shown in the manual are just schematic
drawings for function demonstration. If they are inconsistent with
your handset, please take your handset as the standard. If the
inconsistency exits in the manual because of the handset function
updating, please refer to the follow-up public information from
# key
Alpha numeric keys
* key
# key
ZTE shall not be liable for any loss of profits or indirect, special,
incidental or consequential damages resulting from or arising out of
or in connection with using this product, whether or not ZTE had
been advised, knew or should have known the possibility of such
damages. The user should refer to the enclosed warranty card for
full warranty and service information.
Alpha numeric keys
Charger/USB Jack
End/Power key
Send key
Warning: If the battery is damaged, do not discharge it. If the
leakage does come into contact with the eyes or skin, wash
thoroughly in clean water and consult a doctor.
Left soft key
Perform the function indicated at the left bottom
of the screen.
Right soft
Perform the function indicated at the right bottom
of the screen.
Centre key
Confirm actions and make selections.
These keys (UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT) allow
for navigation through menu options and quick
accessing to some function menus.
Send key
Dial a phone number or answer a call, or view the
call history.
Aircraft Safety
Press to exit to the standby mode.
Hold to switch on/off the phone.
Enter characters 0-9 and the alphabets from
numeric keys a-z.
 Please turn off your mobile phone before the airplane takes off.
In order to protect airplane’s communication system from
interference, it is forbidden to use mobile phone in flight. Safety
regulations require you to have permission from a crew member to
use your phone while the plane is on the ground.
 If the mobile phone has the function of automatic timing
power-on, please check your alarm setting to make sure that your
phone will not be automatically turned on during flight.
Key Functions
Note: In this User Manual, “press a key” means to press the key and
release it, while “hold a key” means to press the key for at least two
seconds and then release it.
To lock the keypad, press the * key and then the right soft key.To
unlock the keypad,press the left soft key and then the * key.
Removing the battery
Interface icons
Signal strength1
Signal strength2
Incoming message
Call diverting
Missed Call
Alarm clock set
1. Make sure that your mobile phone is switched off.
2. Remove the battery cover.
3. Pull the battery up and remove it from the mobile phone.
Pull up the battery
* Note: The correct way to remove the battery cover varies with
the model of the mobile phone. Please refer to the following
How to send and receive messages
You can use your mobile phone to send and receive messages.
1. Go to Menu>Message>Write message.
2. Write your message, and, edit the recipient. For more
information on input method, see section ‘Writing text’. When
you write an SMS, press Options>Send, and then send it.
3. When you finish writing an SMS, select Options to send or save
the message.
Upon receiving a message, the mobile phone will alert you with a
ringtone, prompt, or a new message icon.
1. Press Read to enter the Inbox directly and then press the Center
key to reply the message.
2. Use the Up/Down keys to view the message.
3. While the message is open, use Options to reply, delete, or
forward the message. You can also call back the sender.
Writing text
Insert the memory card
Battery status
Powering on/off your phone
Make sure that your SIM card is in your mobile phone and that the
battery is charged.
Please hold the End/Power key to power on/off the phone. The
phone will automatically search for the network.
* Note: SD card not hot-swappable. You can use memory card to
expand the storage of the phone. You can store or copy files such
as music and so on.
Do not take out the card or switch off the phone while transmitting
or storing data, which may cause data loss or damage to the phone
or the card.
What is a SIM card?
Every mobile phone has a SIM card (Subscriber Identity Module).
This is a micro-chip that holds your personal information such as
names and phone numbers. Your phone won’t work without it. If
you already have contacts on your SIM card, they can be
transferred in most cases.
The lithium ion battery of the mobile phone can be immediately
used after unpacking.
 Change input mode: Press the # key to change the input mode
(input modes: *Abc, abc, ABC and 123).
 Input Letters: In *Abc/abc/ABC mode, press the corresponding
letter key till the letter appears.
 Input Digits: In 123 mode, press digit key once to input a digit.
In *Abc/abc/ABC mode, constantly press the digit key until the
number appears.
 Input Symbol: Press the * key to enter a symbol. In
*Abc/abc/ABC mode, constantly press the 1 key till the required
symbol (common symbols) appears.
 Input Space: Press the 0 key to input space. It does not work in
123 mode.
 Delete Character: Press the Right soft key to clear a character.
Hold the Right soft key to delete all characters and clear the
 Move Cursor to Left or Right: Press the Left/Right navigation
keys to move the cursor to left or right.
*Note: Abc mode is only available for certain models.
remove the battery cover
Installing the battery
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Insert the battery by aligning the gold-colored contacts with
the contacts in the battery slot.
3. Push down the upper section of the battery until it clicks into
4. Replace the battery cover and close it gently.
Note: You may be required to input the phone password in some of
the security settings interfaces. The default password is 1234. You
also can change the password in Settings.
How to charge the battery
How to add people to your Contacts
You want a mobile phone that is sophisticated yet easy to use and
here it is in your hands! Naturally you are eager to start using it, but
first you need to insert the SIM card.
Insert the SIM and memory card as follows:
 Make sure that the phone is switched off and the charger is
disconnected from the phone.
 Turn the phone over and remove the battery cover.
 Remove the battery if it is already installed.
 Hold your SIM card with the cut corner oriented as shown and
then slide it into the card holder with the gold-colored contacts
facing downward.
 Insert the memory card with the metal contacts facing down
until it clicks to the right position.
 Replace the battery first, then replace the battery cover.
Your phone is powered by a rechargeable battery. For maximum
battery performance, it is recommended that you first use up the
battery power and then charge it completely. A new battery’s full
performance is achieved only after three complete charge and
discharge cycles.
 Connect your travel adapter to the side of your mobile phone as
shown in the diagram.
There are some numbers that you may want to call again and again,
so it makes sense to add these numbers to your contact list. You
can then access these numbers quickly and easily.
1. Go to Menu>Contacts>Options>New
2. Edit the information and save it.
 You can also save a number right after you’ve made or received a
phone call or a text message from someone who is not yet in
your Phonebook list.
 To delete someone from your Phonebook list, first select the
name, then select Options>Delete.
Push down the battery
Insert the SIM card
How to insert the SIM/SD card
Note: The side with arrow should be upright while connecting.
 Connect the other end of the travel adapter to the mains socket.
 If you charge the battery when the phone is switched off, the
battery indicator appears with the bars moving from right to left. If
you charge the battery when the phone is switched on, the battery
indicator appears with a progress bar.
 When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the charger.
Pull out the SIM card
How to set your phone
You can adjust various settings of your phone.Go to
 Phone settings: Select language, set auto power on/off, Date
and time,etc.
 Network selection: Set to automatically or manually select
 Security settings: Set security features to protect you from
unauthorized use of your phone and SIM card.
 Phone settings>Restore factory settings: Enter the phone
password to restore to the factory settings. Some personal
information might be lost if you use this function, so be careful.
How to make and receive calls
The most basic way to make a call is to input the number in the
standby mode and press the Send key. You can also make a call
from the Phonebook list.
To call someone: Go to Menu>Contacts. Use the Up/Down
keys to find the name of the person you want to call. You can also
type in the first letter of the name of the person you want to call to
find the right name, and press the Send key.
 To receive a call, press the Send key.
 To end a call, press the End/Power key.
 To reject a call, press the End/Power key.
Make sure that you are in an area with sufficient coverage to make
calls. The strength of the network signal is indicated on the Status
Bar of the screen.
How to set your alarm
Set alarm: Go to Menu>Alarm, You can view, and edit the alarm
clocks settings. You can also enable or disable the alarms, or set the
corresponding features of the alarm according to instructions:
Alarm Message (if required), Time,Ringtone,and Repeat mode.
*FM Radio
Go to Menu>FM radio.
With the radio, you can search for radio channels, listen to them,
and save them on your device. Note that the quality of the radio
broadcast depends on the coverage of the radio station in that
particular area. In the FM radio interface, you can press the
Up/Down keys to adjust volume, press the Left/Right keys to tune
the frequency, and press the Centre key to pause. Select Options to
enter the submenu.
Note: please take your handset as the standard.
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