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ZTE S551 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.
NO. 55, Hi-tech Road South, ShenZhen, P.R.China
Postcode: 518057
Website: http://www.zte.com.cn
Release: V1.0.0
Safety Precautions
This section includes some important information on safe and
efficient operation. Please read this information before using
the phone.
Operational Precautions
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”.
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
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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Your mobile phone is made by ZTE CORPORATION.
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Legal Information
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.
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.
Precautions for Electronic Devices
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Mobile Phone
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
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
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.
Key Functions
Navigation keys
and Centre key
soft keys
Charger/USB Jack
End/Power key
Send key
Alpha numeric keys
* key
# key
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
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 standby time) is noticeably shorter than normal, it
is time to replace it with a new one.
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
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.
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
Send key
Dial a phone number or answer a call, or
view the call history.
Press to exit to the standby mode.
Hold to switch on/off the phone.
numeric keys
Enter characters 0-9 and the alphabets
from a-z.
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 *
Interface icons
Signal strength
Incoming message
Call diverting
Miss call
Alarm clock set
Battery status
The lithium ion battery of the mobile phone can be immediately
used after unpacking.
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 place.
* Note: The correct way to remove the battery cover varies
with the model of the mobile phone. Please refer to the
following diagrams.
Connect the other end of the travel adapter to the mains
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
When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the charger.
How to insert the SIM card
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 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.
Replace the battery first.
Replace the battery cover.
Powering on/off your phone
Insert the SIM card
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.
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.
4. Replace the battery cover and close it gently.
Removing the battery
remove the battery cover
Push down the battery
Writing text
Pull out the SIM 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.
Change input mode: Press the # key to change the input
mode (input modes: En,en,EN,*Abc, abc, ABC and 123).
Input Letters: In *Abc/abc/ABC mode, press the
corresponding letter key till the letter appears.
Input Words: In En/en/EN mode, input any letter with a
single key press. Press each key only once for every letter.
The word changes after each key stroke. Predictive text
input is based on a built-in dictionary. When you have
finished writing the word and it is correct, confirm it by
pressing the 0 key or the Centre key. If the word is
incorrect, press the Up/Down keys to view other matching
words found in the dictionary. Pressing the Navigation keys
moves the cursor.
Input Digits: In 123 mode, press digit key once to input a
digit. In En/en/EN mode, press the digit key, and select the
number by pressing the Navigation keys. In *Abc/abc/ABC
mode, constantly press the digit key until the number
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 display.
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.
How to add people to your Contacts
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>All/Group>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.
How to make and receive calls
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
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
How to send and receive messages
How to set your alarm
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 Inbox 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 delete, reply, or
forward the message. You can also call back the sender.
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.
How to charge the battery
Pull up the battery
How to set 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>Contacts>All/Group. 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.
*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.
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.
Note: The side with arrow should be upright while
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