Karbonn A16 User Manual
User Manual
Karbonn A16
User Manual
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INTRODUCTION
Thanks for choosing our Android smart phone.If you’d like your
phone to live a long and fruitful life, please read this guide
carefully and keep it for future reference. You never know
when you might need it.
And don’t worry if the pictures we use to demonstrate your
phone’s functions look a little different from what you see on
its screen. It’s the functions that matter.
Disclaimer
Karbonn Mobiles reserves all the rights to change the
specifications and the content of this manual without any prior
information.
Some contents and services accessible through this device
belong to third parties and are protected by copyright, patent,
trademark and or other intellectual laws.
Third Party services may be terminated or interrupted at any
time. Karbonn does not bear any responsibility or authority for
the warranty or usage of these applications.
Never attempt to disassemble your phone. You alone are
responsible for how you use your phone and any consequences
of its use.
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Table of Contents
Disclaimer .......................................................................... 2
1
Safety ................................................................................. 4
1.1
1.2
2
Understanding your Phone ................................................ 7
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
3
Safety Precautions .................................................... 4
Using your phone safely ............................................ 4
Your Phone ............................................................... 7
Description Icons ...................................................... 7
Inserting & Removing SIM cards,T-flash & Battery ..... 8
Charging the battery ................................................. 10
Power ON/OFF ......................................................... 10
Enter Main Menu ..................................................... 11
Enter Sub Menu ........................................................ 11
Use Notification Panel .............................................. 11
Expand Main Interface .............................................. 11
Add icons on the main interface ............................... 11
Move icons on the main interface ............................. 12
Delete icons on the main interface ............................. 12
Change wallpapers ................................................... 12
Install APK through File Manager .............................. 12
Using your Phone ............................................................... 13
3.1
3.2
Main Menu & Its Functions....................................... 13
Wi-Fi ........................................................................ 16
4
Inputting Text ..................................................................... 17
5
Maintenance ...................................................................... 18
6
Taking Care of your Device ................................................. 19
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Safety
1.1 Safety Precautions
Please read through the following briefings carefully,
and act in accordance with these rules, so as to
prevent causing any danger or violating any law.
SAR Value
 Your mobile phone model has been designed to compile
with applicable safety requirements for exposure to
radio waves. The radio wave exposure guidelines employ
a unit of measurement called Specific Absorption Rate
(SAR). The recommended SAR limit for mobile handset is
1.6 W/Kg averaged over a 6 minutes period and taken
over a volume containing a mass 1g of human tissue.
 The highest SAR value for this mobile phone model is 0.387
Watt/Kg averaged over a 6 minutes period and taken
over a volume containing a mass 1g of human tissue.
 Use cell phone when the signal strength is good. Keep your
calls short or instead use headset or send a text message.
This advice applies especially to children, adolescents
and pregnant women.
 If you are using a Bluetooth headset device, please make
sure it has a low power emitter.
1.2 Using your phone safely
On The Road
Using a phone while driving is illegal in many countries. Please
follow local laws and drive safely at all times.
Near Sensitive Electronics
Don’t use your phone near sensitive electronic equipment –
particularly medical devices such as pacemakers – as it could
cause them to malfunction. It can also interfere with the
operation of fire detectors and other automatic-control
equipment.
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For more information about how your phone affects
pacemakers or other electronic equipment, please contact the
manufacturer or your local distributor.
Your phone may cause interference when used near TVs, radios
or automated office equipment.
While Flying
Your phone can cause interference with aircraft equipment. So
it’s essential you follow airline regulations. And if airline
personnel ask you to switch off your phone, or disable its
wireless functions, please do as they say.
In Hospital
Your phone may interfere with the normal operation of
medical equipment. Follow all hospital regulations and turn it
off when you’re asked to by posted warnings or medical staff.
At a Petrol Station
Don’t use your phone at petrol stations. In fact, it’s always best
to switch off whenever you’re near fuels, chemicals or
explosives.
Around Water
Keep your phone away from water (or any other liquid). It’s not
a waterproof model.
Making Repairs
Never take your phone apart. Please leave that to the
professionals. Unauthorised repairs could break the terms of
your warranty.
Broken Antenna
Don’t use your phone if the antenna is damaged, as it could
cause injury.
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Around Children
Keep your mobile out of children’s reach. It should never be
used as a toy and it might not be good for their health.
Original Accessories
Only use the original accessories supplied with your phone or
those approved by the manufacturer. Using unapproved
accessories may affect performance, make the warranty void,
break national regulations on the use of mobile phones, or
even cause injury.
Near Explosives
Turn off your phone in or near areas where explosive materials
are used. Always obey local laws and turn off your phone when
requested.
Emergency Calls
To make an emergency call your phone must be turned on and
in an area where there’s network coverage. Dial the national
emergency number and press ‘send’. Explain exactly where you
are and don’t hang up until help has arrived.
Working Temperature
The working temperature for the phone is between 0 Degree
and 40 Degree Celcius. Please don’t use the phone outside the
range. Using the phone under too high or too low temperature
might cause problems.
At very high volume, prolonged listening to a
mobile phone can damage your hearing.
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Understanding your Phone
2.1 Your
Phone
2.2 Description Icons
Icons
Descriptions
Icons
Descriptions
Shows the phone’s
network signal
strength.
Show the phone’s
battery capacity.
Speaker has been
activated.
You have unread
SMS.
Call on hold
USB storage Turned
on.
The ringing type is
set on Vibration.
Flight Mode
Wi fi is ON
Data network in
use.
You have missed
calls.
A clock alarm is
active.
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Icons
Descriptions
Icons
In call
Descriptions
Bluetooth ON
2.3 Inserting & Removing SIM cards,T-flash
& Battery
Inserting the Battery
1.
Open the battery cover on the back of your phone.
2.
Align the battery's contact points with those of the phone
and gently press the battery down into place.
3.
Replace the battery cover clicking it back into position.
Removing the battery
1.
Switch off your phone.
2.
Open the battery cover.Gently shift the cover and open
3.
Lift the battery up and out of your phone.
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To install the SIM card
Your device is supports 2 SIM cards.
1) Remove the battery if it is installed.
2) Locate the SIM card slot, and then insert the SIM card with
its gold contacts facing down and its cut-off corner facing
out the card slot.
3) Slide the SIM card completely into the slot.
To install the T-Flash card
To have additional storage for your images, videos, music, and
files, you can purchase a memory card and install it into your
device.
1) Make sure that your device is turned off, and then remove
the back cover.
2) Remove the battery if it is installed.
3) Locate the memory card slot on the upper part of the
exposed right panel.
4) Insert the memory card into the slot according to the
indication icon.
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To remove the memory card, perform converse installations.
Note: make sure the power is off before inserting or removing
the memory card to avoid damages.
2.4 Charging the battery
The rechargeable Li-ion battery that comes with your phone is
ready to be used, but is not charged. It is easy to do & can be
done in 3 simple steps below:
1.
Connect the charger to your phone, and plug it into a
socket.
2.
The battery indicator in the corner of the screen will scroll
to show you it’s charging.
3.
When fully charged, the battery indicator will stop
scrolling.
4.
Disconnect the charger from your mobile, and unplug.
2.5 Power ON/OFF
Press the power key to power-ON/OFF the phone.
When you turn your phone on, it’ll automatically check the
SIM and show the following information on screen:

Input SIM1 PIN: If you’ve set a PIN for your SIM1.
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Input SIM2 PIN: If you’ve set a PIN for your SIM2.
Note:
The PIN is supplied with your SIM. Please replace it with your
own PIN code as soon as possible. Enter the wrong PIN three
times, and your SIM will be locked. Then you’ll need to contact
your network service provider to ask for a PUK code to unlock it.
It is applicable for both the SIMs if you are using 2 SIM Cards.
2.6 Enter Main Menu
In Idle mode, press the Menu key to enter the main menu on
the desktop and click the Home key to return.
2.7 Enter Sub Menu
Once at the main menu, click the icon to select the submenu,
press Back Key to return to the previous menu, and press the
Home Screen to return to the home screen.
2.8 Use Notification Panel
As a new notification appears in the notification area, slide
down in the area to view the contents of the notification.
2.9 Expand Main Interface
The main interface may extend and exceed the screen width to
provide more space for newly added shortcuts and tools.
Slide your finger horizontally on the main interface to extend
to the left or right area of the main interface.
2.10 Add icons on the main interface
You can long press the icon on the main menu until it’s
enlarged and the mobile phone vibrates, and copies the icons
in the main menu to the main interface.
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2.11 Move icons on the main interface
1.
Long press the icon on the main interface until it’s
enlarged and the mobile phone vibrates.
2.
Drag the icon to the desired position and then release it.
2.12 Delete icons on the main interface
1.
Long press the icon on the main interface until it’s
enlarged and the mobile phone vibrates.
2.
Drag the icon to “Remove” to delete it.
2.13 Change wallpapers
1.
Long press “Touch screen” to open the menu.
2.
Choose
from
“Gallery
/”Live
Wallpapers”/
“Wallpapers”/”VideoWallpaper”and Select the wallpaper
and press “Set wallpaper” to complete.
2.14 Install APK through File Manager
APK is a supported file format for the Android mobile operating
system.
a)Please copy the downloaded APK file into the SD card, and
then insert the SD card into the phone.
b)In Idle mode, click Main Menu to enter the main menu.
c)Click “File Manager” to enter the directory of SD card.
d)Click the APK file you wish to install, and follow the
installation wizard.
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Using your Phone
3.1 Main Menu & Its Functions
Select
to enter the main menu…
Allows you to view a list of features available in your phone1. Clock
Allows you to set the Alarm from Clock.
2. Browser
Browse the internet. Search engine- default set as Google.
3. Calculator
Allows you to make tedious calculations quickly.
4. Calendar
View the calendar & add events.
5. Camera
Allows you to click pictures anytime you want. Your smart
phone has High camera which ensures you always click good
quality of pictures and stores them under the Gallery folder. In
Camera, easily choose Camcorder to record Video Files.
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6. Contact
To see your list of Contacts. Access phonebook through this
function.
7. Email
Allows you set up your POP/IMAP email accounts.
8. Gallery
Allows you to save & view photos & videos.
9. Play Store
Log in to your Gmail account to view all the
applications & download from thousands
of
applications available under the Google Market called
Play Store.
Note:
To use this app please connect to an internet connection.
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10. Messaging
Allow you to view messages sent & received as a thread.
11. Music
View the list of songs available in your phone. View the artists,
albums, playlists & more.
12. Phone
Allow you to make quick outgoing calls.
13. File Manager
You could install the files in APK format & also view your files.
14. Settings
Modify settings under the following
Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Data Usage
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Multi SIM Settings

Sound & Display

Storage & Battery

Apps

Add account

Location Access

Security

Language & Input

Backup & Reset

Date & Time
15.SIM Toolkit
This service is provided by the operator. It provides many types
of personalized message services.
16. Sound Recorder
Allows you to record sounds.
17. Videos
View from list of videos.
3.2
W i-F i
Your Smart Phone supports Wi-Fi which allows you to connect
with a Wireless connection.This is useful for surfing internet on
phone
a. Enter "Settings" interface & search WIRELESS & NETWORKS.
Select the network you want to connect.
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Inputting Text
Intelligent keyboard
Your smart phone automatically corrects and suggests words as
you type.
Cut, Copy and Paste
Touch and hold text content to bring up the magnifying glass,
and then slide your finger to move the insertion points. Then
choose to cut, copy, or paste. It is very easy to copy text from
web pages, email, or text messages.
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Maintenance
Use a dry soft cloth to wipe general dirt.
Do not use a hard cloth, benzene or thinner to wipe the phone,
otherwise, the surface of the phone will be scratched or could
even result in the fading of colour.
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Taking Care of your Device
Your device is a product of superior design and craftsmanship
and should be handled with care: The following suggestions
will help you protect your phone:

Always keep the small parts of the phone away from
children.

Keep the device dry. Precipitation, humidity, and all
types of liquids or moisture can contain minerals that
will rust electronic circuits. If your device does get wet,
remove the battery, and allow the device to dry
completely before replacing it.

Do not use or store the device in dusty, dirty areas. Its
moving parts and electronic components can be
damaged.

Do not store the device in high or cold temperature.
High temperatures can shorten the life of electronic
devices and damage batteries.

Do not attempt to open the device other than as
instructed in this guide.

Do not drop, knock, or shake the device. Rough handling
can break internal circuit boards and fine mechanics.

Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong
detergents to clean the device. Only use a soft, clean,
dry cloth to clean the surface of the device.

Do not paint the device. Paint can clog the moving parts
and prevent proper operation.

Use indoor chargers.
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