Karbonn Alfa A99 - Karbonn Mobiles

Karbonn Alfa A99 - Karbonn Mobiles
Alfa A99 User Manual
Karbonn Alfa A99
User Manual
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INTRODUCTION
Thanks for choosing the Alfa A99, Dual SIM Android smart phone
based on 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor. This smartphone is running
on Android OS, V4.4.2 (KitKat). 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.
Note:
We continuously strive to improve our products. Therefore, we
reserve the rights to revise this user manual or withdraw it at any
time without prior notice.
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Table of Contents
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SAFETY ....................................................................................... 5
1.1
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ...............................................................5
1.2
USING YOUR PHONE SAFELY ........................................................5
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PHONE................................................ 8
2.1
YOUR PHONE
2.2
KEYS/TOUCH POINTS ............................................................... 9
2.3
DESCRIPTION ICONS .................................................................9
2.4
INSERTING BATTERY, SIM AND SD CARD...................................... 13
2.5
CHARGING THE BATTERY .......................................................... 15
2.6
POWER ON/OFF .................................................................. 15
2.7
ENTER MAIN MENU .............................................................. 16
2.8
ENTER SUB MENU ................................................................. 16
2.9
USE NOTIFICATION PANEL........................................................ 16
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2.10 EXPAND MAIN INTERFACE........................................................ 17
2.11 ADD ICONS ON THE MAIN INTERFACE .......................................... 17
2.12 MOVE ICONS ON THE MAIN INTERFACE ........................................ 17
2.13 DELETE ICONS ON THE MAIN INTERFACE ........................................ 17
2.14 CHANGE WALLPAPERS ............................................................. 18
2.15 INSTALL APK THROUGH FILE MANAGER...................................... 18
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USING YOUR PHONE................................................................ 19
3.1
MAIN MENU & ITS FUNCTIONS ................................................ 19
3.2
WI-FI ................................................................................. 24
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INPUTTING TEXT...................................................................... 25
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MAINTENANCE ........................................................................ 27
6
TAKING CARE OF YOUR DEVICE ............................................... 28
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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 1.102
W/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 BT headset device, please make sure it has
a low power emitter.
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ROHS Declaration
Declaration of Conformity with the requirements of the e-waste Management Rules,
2011 (adopted by Notification S.O.1035 (E) of Ministry of Environment and Forests)
The Product is in conformity with the requirements of Rule 13 of the e-waste Rules. The
content of hazardous substance with the exemption of the applications listed in
SCHEDULE II of the e-waste Rules:
1. Lead (Pb) – not over 0.1% by weight;
2. Cadmium (Cd) – not over 0.01% by weight;
3. Mercury (Hg) – not over 0.1% by weight;
4. Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) – not over 0.1% by weight;
5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) – not over 0.1% by weight;
6. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) – not over 0.1% by weight.
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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.
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.
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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
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injury.
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
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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 Keys/Touch Points
(1)Power Key: To power on/off Alfa A99, press and hold power key
for a few seconds on side of your phone. When Alfa A99 is ON, press
the power key once to activate or deactivate the screen.
(2)Home key: Touch the key to return to the home screen.
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(3)Options key: In standby mode, touch the key to set wallpaper,
manage apps, access to system settings. Touch it to view menu
options.
(4)Back key: Touch to go back to the previous menu.
(5) Volume Keys: control volume by side volume keys of your phone.
(6) USB port: connect cable or charger with the jack given on top of
your phone
(7) Earphone port: insert earphone here.
2.3 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.
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Icons
Descriptions
Icons
Descriptions
The ringing type is set
on Vibration.
Flight Mode
Wifi is ON
2G network in use.
You have missed calls.
A clock alarm is active.
In call
BT ON
2.4 Inserting Battery, SIM and SD card
Open battery cover
Insert SIM cards
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Insert memory card
Install battery and then close
battery cover
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Note:The images may differ with actual product.
2.5 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.
2.6 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:
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Input SIM1 PIN: If you’ve set a PIN for your SIM1.

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.
2.7 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.
2.8 Enter Sub Menu
Once at the main menu, click the icon to select the sub menu, press
Back Key to return to the previous menu, and press the Home
Screen to return to the home screen.
2.9 Use Notification Panel
As a new notification appears in the notification area, slide down in
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the area to view the contents of the notification.
2.10 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.
2.11 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.
2.12 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.
2.13 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.
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2.14 Change wallpapers
1.
Long press “Touch screen” to open the menu.
2.
Choose from “Gallery /”Live Wallpapers”/ “Wallpapers”, and
Select the wallpaper and press “Set wallpaper” to complete.
2.15 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 phone.
1. 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 Alfa A99 has a
High Definition camera which ensures you always click good quality
of pictures and stores them under the Gallery folder. In Camera,
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easily choose Camcorder to record Video Files.
6. People
To see your list of People. Access phonebook through this function.
7. Email
Allows you set up your POP/IMAP email accounts.
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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.
10. Messaging
Allow you to view messages sent & received as a thread.
11. Play Music
View the list of songs available in your phone. View the artists,
albums, playlists & more.
12. Phone
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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
SIM management

Wi-Fi

BT

Data Usage

Audio profiles

Display

Storage

Battery

Apps
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Location access

Security

Language & Input

Backup & Reset

Date & Time

Schedule power on & off

Accessibility

Developer options

About phone
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
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View from list of videos.
3.2
W i-F i
Karbonn Alfa A99 supports Wi-Fi which allows you to connect with a
Wireless connection.This is useful for surfing internet on phone
a.
Go to Settings--Wifi, activate the WiFi.
b.
Enter WiFi, select the hotspot you want to connect.
c.
If the hotspot needs password, you have to enter the
right password first, and then use the WiFi properly.
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Inputting Text
Intelligent keyboard
Alfa A99 automatically corrects and suggests words as you type.
Cut, Copy and Paste
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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 color.
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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.
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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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