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ZTE F286 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.
Version No.: R1.0
Edition Time: 2014.05.27
Safety Precautions
This section includes some important information on safe
and efficient operation. Please read this information before
using the phone.
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.
 Do not touch the antenna when the phone is in use.
Touching the antenna area affects call quality and may
cause the phone to operate at a higher power level than
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User Manual
 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 (radio frequency) 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
Mobile Phone
 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.
 Some people may be susceptible to epileptic seizures or
blackouts when exposed to flashing lights, such as when
watching television or playing video games. If you have
experienced seizures or blackouts, or if you have a
family history of such occurrences, please consult your
doctor before playing video games on your phone or enabling
a flashing-light feature on your phone. (The flashing-light
feature is not available on all products.)
 Keep the phone out of the reach of small children. The
phone may cause injury if used as a toy.
 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
 As your mobile phone can produce electromagnetic field,
do not place it near magnetic items such as computer
 Using the phone near electrical appliances such as TV,
telephone, radio and personal computer can cause
 Do not expose your mobile phone to direct sunlight or store
it in hot areas. High temperatures can shorten the life of
electronic devices.
 The phone's normal operating temperature is -10℃ ~
50℃ .In order to ensure the normal phone functions, do
not use this phone outside the temperature range.
 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
 Do not attempt to disassemble the mobile phone or battery.
 Do not store the phone with flammable or explosive
 Do not charge the mobile phone without battery.
 The phone cannot be used at an altitude higher than 2000
Precautions While Driving
Precautions for Medical Devices and
 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.
 To prevent possible hearing damage,
do not listen at high volume levels
for long periods.
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
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 necessary.
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
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 battery.
 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 idle 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.
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.
Limitation of Liability
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.
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 ZTE CORPORATION.
 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.
Locking and Unlocking the Keypad
keys and
Centre key
Interface icons
Indicator What it means Indicator
Send key
Missed call
Charger interface
End/Power key
Battery status
Alpha numeric
Alarm clock set
Keypad locked
# key
* key
What it means
Signal strength
Left soft key
Performs the function indicated at the
left bottom of the screen.
The lithium ion battery of the mobile phone can be
immediately used after unpacking.
Right soft key
Performs the function indicated at the
right bottom of the screen.
Installing and removing the battery
Center key
Press to confirm actions and make
Navigation keys
These keys (UP, DOWN, LEFT and
RIGHT) allow for navigation through
menu options and quick access to
some function menus.
Send key
Press to dial a phone number or
answer a call, or view the call history.
End/Power key
Press to exit to the idle mode.
Hold to switch on/off the phone.
Press to enter characters 0-9, the
alphabets from a-z and symbols.
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.
In idle screen, press the Left soft key and then press the *
key within two seconds to lock the keypad. The unlock
method is the same.
Locking the keypad can prevent unintentional operations on it.
You can answer an incoming call with the regular operation
when the keypad is locked.
soft keys
Aircraft Safety
Key Functions
1. Make sure that your phone is off and remove the battery
2. Insert the battery by aligning the metal contacts with the
contacts in the battery slot. And then push down the
upper section of the battery until it clicks into place.
To remove the battery, pull it up and remove it from the
mobile phone.
3. Replace the battery cover and close it gently until you hear a
Remove the battery cover
Push down the battery
Note: 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.
Charging the battery
Replace the battery cover
Push up the battery from here
Inserting the SIM/SD card
SIM card (Subscriber Identity Module) 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.
Insert the SIM card and memory card as follows:
1. Make sure that the phone is switched off and the charger is
disconnected from the phone.
2. Turn the phone over and remove the battery cover.
3. Hold your SIM card with the cut corner oriented as shown
and then slide it into the card holder with the metal
contacts facing downward.
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.
1. Connect your travel adapter to the left of your mobile
phone as shown in the diagram.
2. Connect the other end of the travel adapter to the mains
3. When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the charger.
 Change input mode: Press the # key to change the input
 Input Letters: Press the corresponding letter to enter
desired characters. It does not work in numeric mode.
 Input Digits: In numeric mode, press digit key once to
input a digit.
 Input Symbol: Press * key to select the Desired symbol
(common symbols) by pressing the Navigation keys and
then press the Left soft key or Center key to confirm it.
 Input Space: Press the 0 key to input space. It does not
work in numeric mode.
 Delete Character: Press the C key to clear a character.
Hold the C key to delete all characters and clear the
 Move cursor to left or right: Among the text, press the
Left/Right navigation keys to move the cursor to left
or right.
Make sure that you are in an area with sufficient signal
coverage to make calls. The strength of the network signal is
indicated on the Status Bar of the screen.
Sending and receiving messages
You can use your mobile phone to send and receive messages.
 Send a message
1. Go to Menu>Messaging>Write message.
2. Write your message. For more information on input
method, see section ‘Text Input’. When you write an
SMS, press Options>Send to, and edit the recipient.
When you write an MMS, you can edit Subject and
content. In content field, you can select Options and
then select to add picture, sound, bookmark,
attachment and so on.
3. When you finish writing an SMS/MMS, select Options
to send or save the message.
Setting your phone
Using Organizer
You can adjust various settings of your phone. Go to
 Phone settings: Set time and date and schedule power
on/off, select language, set pref. input method and
Display, etc.
 Network settings: Set to automatically or manually select
network, and set the preferred networks.
 Security settings: Set security features to protect your phone
and SIM card from unauthorized use.
 Connectivity: You can add and view Data account.
 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.
Note: You may be required to input the phone password in
some of the security settings interfaces. The default password
is 1234. You can also change the password in Settings.
Go to Menu>Organizer.
Go to Menu > Services. Services allow you to view
internet content. In Services you also can use the STK.
 Receive a message
Upon receiving a message, the mobile phone will alert you
with a ringtone, prompt, or a new message icon.
1. Press View to enter the Inbox directly and then press
the Center key to open 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.
Insert the SIM card
4. Insert the memory card as shown in the diagram below.
Make sure that insert the card with the metal contacts
facing down until it clicks to the right position.
Notice:This product does not contain SD-card.
Make sure that the SIM card is in your device and the battery is
Hold the End/Power key to power on/off the phone.
Insert the memory card
5. Fix the battery cover till you hear the click sound.
 Calendar
Go to Organizer>Calendar. The calendar of the current
month will be displayed on the screen and the current date
will be marked by a background box in a special colour.
 Alarm
Go to Organizer>Alarm. You can view and edit the alarm
clocks settings. You can also enable or disable the alarms.
By pressing Edit, you can set the corresponding
features of the alarm according to instructions.
How to take a photo
Go to Menu>Camcorder.
 To take a photo: aim the camera at the object and then
press the Center key to take the shot.
 Configure camera: press the Left soft key to configure
your camera.
How to play music
User profiles
How to view image
There are some numbers that you may want to call again and
again, so it makes sense to add these numbers to your
Phonebook. You can then access these numbers quickly and
1. Go to Menu>Phonebook>Add new contact.
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.
Go to Menu> User profiles. You can select
Options>Activate to activate a profile. Or you can select
Options>Customize to edit a profile.
The Bluetooth device must be paired before the
communication is performed.
1. Go to Menu>Settings>Connectivity>Bluetooth. You
can turn on or off Bluetooth on your phone.
Go to Menu>Multimedia>Image viewer.
You can select an image in your phone or the memory card
and view it.
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>Phonebook. 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.
Call center
Go to Menu>Call center.
 Call history
Dialled calls, Received calls and Missed calls are saved in
Call history. If the records are full, the earliest saved
records will be deleted.
Also, you can delete call logs and view call timers in Call
 Call settings
You can set call waiting, call divert and call barring and so
 Internet service
You can perform the following operations:
 Homepage: Go to your homepage interface.
 Bookmarks: Access your phone’s preset websites.
Select a bookmark to load the website.
 Search or input URL: Input a URL to visit the site.
 Recent pages: Display the pages you’ve visited
recently. Select an item to visit the page again.
 Settings: You can set Homepage, Data account,
Browser options and Preferences.
Note: Proposal to open a large website with Opera Mini
(Go to Menu > Fun & Games > Opera Mini)
 Licence manager
 Licence list: Display the list of licences.
 Status: Check the version and time.
 Advance: Select Sweep to remove useless licences and
reboot your phone.
Go to Menu>Multimedia>Audio player. You can play the
audio in your phone or the memory card.
Adding contact to the Phonebook
Making and receiving calls
Powering your phone on/off
Text Input
When Bluetooth is on, the
icon will appear in the
status bar
2. Go to My device>Search new device to search other
Bluetooth-enabled devices and list them.
3. Select the desired device name in the list and press Pair.
4. Enter the wireless password, and then press OK. When the
opposite party enters the same password, the connection
will be established.
Note: Go to Visibility, you can choose to be visible or not.
When your phone is visible, and the Bluetooth is turned on, all
other Bluetooth-enabled devices within range can detect your
How to use FM radio
SIM card Toolkit (STK) services are value-added
services provided by your network provider.
Your mobile phone supports STK service, but if your SIM
card and network provider do not support the service,
these functions can’t be used.
Go to Menu>Multimedia>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 */# keys to adjust volume, press the Up key
to turn on/off auto search, press the Left/Right keys to
tune the frequency, and press the Down key to pause.
Select Options to enter the submenu.
File manager
Go to Menu>File manager. You can check all the folders in
the phone or the memory card, create new ones or rename,
delete the folders, etc.
Note: When you select Format, the data will be lost, so
please be careful with this function.
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