ZTE Blade S6 Quick Start Guide
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ZTE Blade S6
Quick Start Guide
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Getting to Know Your Phone
Volume Key
Back Key
Menu Key
Home Key
Headset Jack
Back Camera
Version No.: R1.0
Edition Time : February 10, 2015
Manual No. : 079584507167
Charging the Battery
Your phone’s battery should have enough power
for the phone to turn on, find a signal, and make
a few calls. You should fully charge the battery as
soon as possible.
Use only ZTE-approved chargers and cables. The
use of unapproved accessories could damage your
phone or cause the battery to explode.
Do not remove or change the built-in rechargeable
battery in your phone by yourself. The battery can
only be changed by ZTE or ZTE authorised service
1. Connect the adapter to the charging jack.
Ensure that the adapter is inserted in the
correct direction.
2. Connect the charger to a standard AC power
3. Disconnect the charger when the battery is fully
If the battery is extremely low, you may be unable
to power on the phone even when it is being
charged. In this case, try again after charging
the phone for at least 20 minutes. Contact the
customer service if you still cannot power on the
phone after prolonged charging.
Powering On/Off Your Phone
Ensure that the battery is charged.
• Press and hold the Power Key to turn on your
• To turn it off, press and hold the Power Key to
open the options menu. Touch Power off and
then touch OK.
You can also press and hold the Power Key for
about 10 seconds to turn off your phone.
Waking Up Your Phone
Your phone automatically goes into sleep mode
when it is not in use for some time. The display is
turned off to save power and the keys are locked to
prevent accidental operations.
You can wake up your phone by turning on the
display and unlocking the keys.
1. Press the Power Key to turn the screen on.
up to unlock.
If you have set an unlock pattern, a PIN or a
password for your phone, you’ll need to draw the
pattern, or enter the PIN/password to unlock your
Your phone’s touch screen enables you to control
actions through a variety of touch gestures.
• Touch
When you want to type using the onscreen
keyboard, select items on the screen such as
the application and settings icons, or press the
onscreen buttons, simply touch them with your
• Touch and Hold
To open the available options for an item (for
example, a message or link in a web page),
touch and hold the item.
Touch to go to the previous screen.
Menu Key
• Touch to view the options for
the current screen.
• Touch and hold to see recently
used applications.
Volume Key
Press or hold either end of the key
to turn the volume up or down.
You can exchange the positions of the Back Key
and the Menu Key. Touch Settings > Custom
bottom key from the home screen and select one
Product Safety Information
Don’t make or receive phone calls
while driving. Never text while driving.
For body-worn operations, maintain a
separation of 15 mm.
• Drag
To drag, press and hold your finger with some
pressure before you start to move your finger.
While dragging, do not release your finger until
you have reached the target position.
Small parts may cause choking.
Power off your phone before installing or removing
the micro-SIM card.
To avoid damage to the phone, do not use any
other kind of SIM cards, or any non-standard
nano-SIM card cut from a SIM card. You can get a
standard nano-SIM card from your service provider.
1. Insert the tip of the tray eject tool into the hole
on the nano-SIM card tray.
Your phone can produce a loud sound.
To prevent possible hearing damage,
do not listen at high volume levels for
long periods.
Keep away from pacemakers and
other electronic medical devices.
Turn off when asked to in hospitals
and medical facilities.
Turn off when told to on aircraft and at
Turn off when near explosive materials
or liquids.
Don’t use at gas stations.
Your phone may produce a bright or
flashing light.
A microSDHC card can be installed or removed
while the phone is turned on. You need to unmount
the microSDHC card before removing it.
1. Insert the tip of the tray eject tool into the hole
on the microSDHC card tray.
2. Pull out the nano-SIM card tray and place the
nano-SIM cards on the tray, as shown. Then
carefully install the tray back.
Card Slot 2
• Place your LTE, WCDMA or GSM nano-SIM
card on the Card Slot 1.
• Place your GSM nano-SIM card on the Card
Slot 2.
Some applications may require a microSDHC
card to work normally or may store certain data
on it. Therefore, it is recommended that you keep
a microSDHC card installed and not remove or
replace it randomly.
Avoid extreme temperatures.
Avoid contact with liquids. Keep your
phone dry.
Do not attempt to disassemble your
The guidelines use a unit of measurement known
as Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR
limit for mobile devices is 2 W/kg and the highest
SAR value for this device when tested at the head
was 1.29 W/kg*, and when tested at the body was
1.34 W/kg*. As mobile devices offer a range of
functions, they can be used in other positions, such
as on the body as described in this user guide**.
As SAR is measured utilizing the device’s highest
Don’t rely on your phone as a primary
device for emergency communications.
Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure
General Statement on RF Energy
Your phone contains a transmitter and a receiver.
When it is ON, it receives and transmits RF energy.
When you communicate with your phone, the
system handling your call controls the power level
at which your phone transmits.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
Your mobile device is a radio transmitter and
receiver. It is designed not to exceed the limits
for exposure to radio waves recommended
by international guidelines. These guidelines
were developed by the independent scientific
organization ICNIRP and include safety margins
• Rotate the screen
For most screens, you can automatically
change the screen orientation from portrait to
landscape by turning the phone sideways.
Installing the microSDHC™ Card
(Not Included)
2. Pull out the tray and place the card on the tray,
as shown. Then carefully install the tray back.
Only use approved accessories.
Avoid contact with anything magnetic.
• Pinch
In some apps (such as Maps, Browser, and
Gallery), you can zoom in and out by placing
two fingers on the screen at once and pinching
them together (to zoom out) or spreading them
apart (to zoom in).
Installing the nano-SIM Card
Card Slot 1
• Swipe or Slide
To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your
finger vertically or horizontally across the
Back Key
Using the Touch Screen
2. Swipe
Home Key
• Touch to return to the home
• Touch and hold to open Google
Touch Screen
Card Tray
Power Key
• Press and hold to turn on or
off airplane mode, enable no
interruptions mode, priority
interruptions only mode, silent
mode with vibration, disable
silent mode, power off or reboot
the phone.
• Press to turn off or on the
screen display.
Power Key
Card Tray
Proximity &
Light Sensor
Front Camera
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Other trademarks and trade names are the
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designed to assure the protection of all persons,
regardless of age and health.
transmitting power, the actual SAR of this device
while operating is typically below that indicated
above. This is due to automatic changes to the
power level of the device to ensure it only uses the
minimum power required to communicate with the
* The tests are carried out in accordance with
EN 50360, EN 50366, EN62479, EN 62311, EN
62209-1, EN 62209-2.
** Please see body worn operation.
Body Worn Operation
Important safety information regarding radio
frequency radiation (RF) exposure:
To ensure compliance with RF exposure guidelines
the phone must be used with a minimum of 15 mm
separation from the body.
Failure to observe these instructions could result in
your RF exposure exceeding the relevant guideline
Don’t dispose of your phone in fire.
Limiting Exposure to Radio Frequency
(RF) Fields
Operating Machinery
• Do not paint your phone or its accessories.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Full attention must be given to operating machinery
• Do not attempt to disassemble your phone or
To avoid the risk of demagnetization, do not allow
To minimize the risk of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
For individuals concerned about limiting
in order to reduce the risk of an accident.
its accessories. Only authorized personnel can
electronic devices or magnetic media to be close to
when texting or playing games with your phone:
their exposure to RF fields, the World Health
Product Handling
do so.
your phone for a long time.
• Do not grip the phone too tightly.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
• Press the buttons lightly.
Organization (WHO) provides the following advice:
Precautionary measures: Present scientific
information does not indicate the need for any
special precautions for the use of mobile phones.
If individuals are concerned, they might choose to
limit their own or their children’s RF exposure by
limiting the length of calls, or using ‘hands-free’
devices to keep mobile phones away from the head
and body.
Further information on this subject can be obtained
from the WHO home page http://www.who.int/pehemf (WHO Fact sheet 193: June 2000).
Regulatory Information
The following approvals and notices apply in
specific regions as noted.
Please find the section Declaration of RoHS
Compliance and CE DOC in the end of this manual.
General Statement on Handling and Use
You alone are responsible for how you use your
phone and any consequences of its use.
You must always turn off your phone wherever the
use of a phone is prohibited. Use of your phone
is subject to safety measures designed to protect
users and their environment.
• Always treat your phone and its accessories
with care and keep it in a clean and dust-free
• Keep the screen and camera lens clean.
Unclean screen or camera lens may slow down
the phone's reaction to your operations or lower
image quality.
• Clean the device and its accessories with a soft
material such as cleaning cloth for eyeglass
lenses. Do not use alcohol or other corrosive
substances for cleaning or allow them to get
Full attention must be given to driving at all times
in order to reduce the risk of an accident. Using a
phone while driving (even with a hands free kit) can
cause distraction and lead to an accident. You must
comply with local laws and regulations restricting
the use of wireless devices while driving.
Medical Devices
Please consult your doctor and the device
manufacturer to determine if operation of your
phone may interfere with the operation of your
medical device.
• Do not expose your phone or its accessories to
open flames or lit tobacco products.
• Do not expose your phone or its accessories to
• Do not expose or use your phone or its
accessories in a environment with or that can
reach extreme temperatures, minimum - [5] and
maximum + [50] degrees Celsius.
• Do not place your phone inside or near heating
equipments or high pressure containers, such
as water heaters, microwave ovens, or hot
cooking utensils. Otherwise, your phone may
be damaged.
• Please check local regulations for disposal of
Do not touch the nano-SIM card’s metal
• Do not carry your phone in your back pocket as
it could break when you sit down.
Do not touch the antenna unnecessarily.
Normal Use Position
When placing or receiving a phone call, hold your
phone to your ear, with the bottom towards your
• Take many breaks to stretch and relax.
Do not place a phone in the area over an air bag or
in the air bag deployment area as an airbag inflates
Do not leave your phone and its accessories within
Store the phone safely before driving your vehicle.
the reach of small children or allow them to play
with it.
The phone can produce a bright or flashing light.
They could hurt themselves or others, or could
A small percentage of people may be susceptible
accidentally damage the phone.
to blackouts or seizures (even if they have never
Your phone contains small parts with sharp edges
had one before) when exposed to flashing lights
that may cause an injury or may become detached
or light patterns such as when playing games or
and create a choking hazard.
watching video. If you have experienced seizures
General Statement on Interference
Use only approved accessories.
Care must be taken when using the phone in close
Do not connect with incompatible products or
proximity to personal medical devices, such as
pacemakers and hearing aids.
Take care not to touch or allow metal objects, such
as coins or key rings, to contact or short-circuit in
the battery terminals.
Never puncture the surface of the battery with
Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a
minimum separation of 15 cm be maintained
between a mobile phone and a pacemaker to
sharp objects.
This phone, like any wireless phone, operates
Connection to a Car
To achieve this, use the phone on the opposite ear
Seek professional advice when connecting a phone
to your pacemaker and do not carry it in a breast
interface to the vehicle electrical system.
Faulty and Damaged Products
Hearing Aids
Do not attempt to disassemble the phone or its
People with hearing aids or other cochlear implants
may experience interfering noises when using
Only qualified personnel can service or repair the
wireless devices or when one is nearby.
phone or its accessories.
The level of interference will depend on the type
If your phone (or its accessories) has been
of hearing device and the distance from the
submerged in water, punctured, or subjected to a
interference source. Increasing the separation
Phone Heating
severe fall, do not use it until you have taken it to
between them may reduce the interference. You
Your phone may become warm during charging
be checked at an authorized service center.
may also consult your hearing aid manufacturer to
using radio signals, which cannot guarantee
connection in all conditions. Therefore, you
emergency communications.
Loud Noise
This phone is capable of producing loud noises,
which may damage your hearing. Turn down the
volume before using headphones, Bluetooth stereo
headsets or other audio devices.
avoid potential interference with the pacemaker.
and during normal use.
discuss alternatives.
or blackouts or have a family history of such
liquid, moisture or high humidity.
occurrences, please consult a physician.
• Do not drop, throw or try to bend your phone or
its accessories.
Explosive Environments
Gas Stations and Explosive Atmospheres
In locations with potentially explosive atmospheres,
obey all posted signs to turn off wireless devices
such as your phone or other radio equipment.
Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres
Turn off your wireless device when requested to
include fueling areas, below decks on boats, fuel
do so in hospitals, clinics or health care facilities.
or chemical transfer or storage facilities, and areas
These requests are designed to prevent possible
where the air contains chemicals or particles, such
interference with sensitive medical equipment.
as grain, dust, or metal powders.
Blasting Caps and Areas
Turn off your wireless device whenever you are
Power off your mobile phone or wireless device
instructed to do so by airport or airline staff.
when in a blasting area or in areas posted power
Consult the airline staff about the use of wireless
off “two-way radios” or “electronic devices” to avoid
devices onboard the aircraft. If your device offers a
interfering with blasting operations.
‘flight mode’, this must be enabled prior to boarding
an aircraft.
Declaration of RoHS Compliance
To minimize the environmental impacts and take
more responsibilities to the earth we live on, this
document shall serve as a formal declaration
that the Blade S6 manufactured by ZTE
CORPORATION is in compliance with the Directive
2011/65/EU of the European Parliament - RoHS
(Restriction of Hazardous Substances) with respect
to the following substances:
1. Lead (Pb)
2. Mercury (Hg)
3. Cadmium (Cd)
4. Hexavalent Chromium (Cr (VI))
5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
6. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
The Blade S6 manufactured by ZTE
CORPORATION, meets the requirements of EU
Interference in Cars
Disposal of Your Old Appliance
1. When this crossed-out
wheeled bin symbol is
attached to a product, it
means the product is covered
by the European Directive
2. All electrical and electronic
products should be disposed
of separately from the
municipal waste stream via
designated collection facilities
appointed by the government
or the local authorities.
3. The correct disposal of
your old appliance will help
prevent potential negative
consequences for the
environment and human
Please note that because of possible interference
For this product’s recycling information based on
WEEE directive, please send an e-mail to [email protected]
with electronic equipment, some vehicle
manufacturers forbid the use of mobile phones
in their vehicles unless a hands-free kit with an
external antenna is included in the installation.
It is hereby declared that following designated
Model No: Blade S6
Product Description: LTE/WCDMA/GSM(GPRS)
Multi-Mode Digital Mobile Phone
Complies with the essential protection requirements
of Directives on Radio and Telecommunication
Terminal Equipment (Directive 1999/5/EC),
Restriction of the Certain Hazardous Substances
in electrical and electronic equipment (Directive
2011/65/EU), Eco-design Requirements for
Energy-Related Products (Directive 2009/125/EC)
and their amendments.
This declaration applies to all specimens
manufactured identical to the samples submitted
for testing/evaluation.
Assessment of compliance of the product with the
requirements relating to Directive 1999/5/EC was
performed by PHOENIX TESTLAB GmbH (Notified
Body No.0700) and assessment of compliance
Directive 2011/65/EU was performed by Intertek
Testing Services Ltd., Shanghai LAB and Directive
2009/125/EC was performed by Shenzhen
Huatongwei International Inspection Co.,Ltd.
The assessments were based on the following
regulations and standards:
Product Type: LTE/WCDMA/GSM(GPRS) MultiMode Digital Mobile Phone
of the product with the requirements relating to
Radio Frequency Interference
Emergency Calls
must never rely solely on any wireless phone for
with great force and serious injury could result.
Small Children
minimize the times of pressing buttons, such as
Message Templates and Predictive Text.
Air Bags
electronic products.
• Use the special features which are designed to
Electrical Safety
Health and
EN 62209-1:2006 ,
EN 62209-2:2010
EN 50360:2001/A1:2012
EN 50566:2013/AC:2014
EN 62479:2010
EN 62311:2008
EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2:2011
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1: 2005
EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1;2012
EN 301489-17 V V2.2.1 :2012
EN 301 489-24V1.5.1:2010
EN 301 511 V9.0.2
EN 301 908-1/-2/-13 V6.2.1
EN 300328 V1.8.1
Radio Spectrum
EN 301893 V1.7.1
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1; EN 300
440-2 V1.4.1;
IEC 62321:2013
(EC) No 278/2009
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ZTE Corporation
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Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong,
518057, P.R.China
Authorised person signing for the company:
Yao cuifeng
Quality Director Of ZTE
Name in block letters & position in the company
Shenzhen, 24 January 2015
Place & date
Legally valid signature
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