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ZTE S518G 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: 2012.08.31
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.
 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 needed.
 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
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 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.
Precautions for Medical Devices and Facilities
 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 required.
User Manual
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.
 Turn off your phone before you clean it. Use a damp or antistatic 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.
 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
 Do not expose your mobile phone to direct sunlight or store it
in hot areas. High temperatures can shorten the life of
electronic devices.
 Keep your phone dry. Any liquid may damage your phone.
 The phone cannot be used at an altitude higher than 2000
 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.
Precautions for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
 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 f ire 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.
 Some electronic devices are susceptible to electromagnetic
interference sent by phone if inadequately shielded. Please use
phone at least 20 cm or as far away as you can from TV set,
radio and other automated office equipment so as to avoid
electromagnetic interference.
 Operating phone may interfere with medical devices like hearing
aides and pacemakers, or other medical devices in hospital.
Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device
before using phone.
 Be aware of the usage limitation when using phone at places
such as oil warehouses, or chemical factories, where there
are explosive gases or explosive products being processed,
because even if your phone is in idle state, it still transmits
radio frequency (RF) energy. Therefore, power off your phone
if required.
 Do not touch the antenna while calling. Otherwise it will
affect the quality of calling and waste battery energy. The
damaged antenna will cause slight burn while touching your
 Keep phone out of the reach of small children. Phone may
cause injury if used as a toy.
 Do not put other things on the terminal to avoid overlaying
 Keep the antenna free from obstructions and position the
antenna straight up. This will ensure best call quality.
 Please turn off your mobile phone at a refueling point, and the
same to the place where the use of two-way radio is
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.
Aircraft Safety
 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.
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 f ire.
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
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,
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.
Key Functions
4-Way Navigation
Keys and Center
Left/Right Soft
Charger Interface
Send Key
* Key
# Key
Left soft key
Performs the function indicated at the
left bottom of the screen.
Right soft key
Performs the function indicated at the
right bottom of the screen.
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.
3. Replace the battery cover and close it gently until you hear a
Remove the battery cover
Push down the battery
Send key
Press to dial a phone number or answer
a call, or view the call history.
Remove the battery cover
Pull up the battery from here
End/Power key
Press to exit to the idle mode.
Hold to switch on/off the phone.
Inserting the SIM/SD card
Press to enter characters 0-9, the
Alpha/numeric keys
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.
Locking and Unlocking the Keypad
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
Charging the battery
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 socket.
When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the charger.
Powering your phone on/off
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
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
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.
Text Input
 Change input mode: Press the # key to change the input
 Input Letters: Press A~Z to enter desired characters.
 Input Digits: In numeric mode, press digit key once to input a
 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. Delete Character:
Press the Right soft key to clear a character. Hold the Right
soft key to delete all characters and clear the display.
Note: You may be required to input the phone password in some
of the security settings interfaces. The default password is 1122.
You also can change the password in Setting
Sending and receiving messages
Using Organizer
You can use your mobile phone to send and receive messages.
 Send a message
1. Go to Menu>Messaging>Write
message>Text/Multimedia 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 To, Cc, Bcc, Subject and
content. In content field, you can select Options and then
select to add picture, sound, bookmark, attachment and so
3. When you finish writing an SMS/MMS, select Options to
send or save the message.
 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.
Go to Menu>Organizer.
 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 color.
 Alarm
Go to Organizer>Alarm. You can view and edit the alarm
clocks settings. You can also enable or disable the alarms.
Locking the keypad can prevent unintentional operations on it.
You can answer an incoming call with the regular operation when
the keypad is locked.
 Move cursor to left or right: Among the text, press the
Left/Right navigation keys to move the cursor to left or
Interface icons
Adding contact to the Phonebook
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.
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.
Battery status
Keypad locked
Alarm clock set
Making and receiving calls
Setting your phone
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.
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, display and flight
mode, etc.
 Network settings: Set to automatically or manually select
 Security settings: Set security features to protect you from
unauthorized use of your phone and SIM card.
 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.
Insert the SIM card
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.
The lithium ion battery of the mobile phone can be
immediately used after unpacking.
Installing and removing the battery
1. Make sure that your phone is off and remove the battery cover.
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.
Insert the memory card
Fix the battery cover till you hear the click sound.
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.
File manager
Go to Menu>Multimedia>FM radio.
With the radio, you can search for radio channels, listen to them,
and save them on your device. In the FM radio interface, you can
press the */# keys to adjust volume, press the Left/Right keys
to tune the frequency, and press the Center key to pause. Select
Options to enter the submenu.
Note: please take your handset as the standard.
Go to Menu>User profiles. You can select
Options>Activate to activate a profile. Or you can select
Options>Customize to edit a profile.
Call center
Go to Menu>Call center>Call history.
 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.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 on.
What it means
How to use FM radio
User profiles
Signal strength
Go to Menu>Multimedia>Audio player. You can play the audio
in your phone or the memory card.
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.
 To delete someone from your Phonebook list, first select the
name, then select Options>Delete.
What it means
How to play music
Go to Menu→Services.
In Services you can view internet content.
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