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Proper care and use of your mobile device
Keep your device dry
Humidity and all types of liquids may damage device parts or
Do not turn on your device if it is wet. If your device is already
on, turn it off and remove the battery immediately (if the device
will not turn off or you cannot remove the battery, leave it as-is).
Then, dry the device with a towel and take it to a service centre.
Liquids will change the colour of the label that indicates water
damage inside the device. Water damage to your device can void
your manufacturer's warranty.
Do not use or store your device in dusty, dirty areas
Dust can cause your device to malfunction.
Do not store your device on slopes
If your device falls, it can be damaged.
Do not store your device in hot or cold areas. Use your device
at -20 °C to 50 °C
Your device can explode if left inside a closed vehicle, as the
inside temperature can reach up to 80 °C.
Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods
of time (such as on the dashboard of a car).
Store the battery at 0 °C to 40 °C.
Do not store your device with such metal objects as coins,
keys and necklaces
Your device may become deformed or malfunction.
If the battery terminals are in contact with metal objects, it may
cause a fire.
Do not store your device near magnetic fields
Your device may malfunction or the battery may discharge from
exposure to magnetic fields.
Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards,
passbooks, and boarding passes, may be damaged by magnetic
Do not use carrying cases or accessories with magnetic closures
or allow your device to come in contact with magnetic fields for
extended periods of time.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) certification
Your device conforms to European Union (EU) standards that limit
human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy emitted by radio
and telecommunications equipment. These standards prevent the
sale of mobile devices that exceed a maximum exposure level
(known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 W/kg.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this model was
0.553 W/kg. In normal use, the actual SAR is likely to be much
lower, as the device has been designed to emit only the RF energy
necessary to transmit a signal to the nearest base station. By
automatically emitting lower levels when possible, your device
reduces your overall exposure to RF energy.
The Declaration of Conformity statement at the back of this manual
demonstrates your device's compliance with the European Radio
& Terminal Telecommunications Equipment (R&TTE) directive. For
more information about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature
indicates that the product and its electronic accessories
(e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be
disposed of with other household waste at the end of
their working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from
uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items from
other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to promote the
sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they
purchased this product, or their local government office, for details
of where and how they can take these items for environmentally
Warning: Prevent electric shock, fire, and
Do not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical
Do not touch the power cord with wet hands, or disconnect the
charger by pulling on the cord
Do not bend or damage the power cord
Do not use your device while charging or touch your device
with wet hands
Do not short-circuit the charger or the battery
Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the battery
Do not charge the battery with chargers that are not approved
by the manufacturer
Do not use your device during a thunderstorm
Your device may malfunction and your risk of electric shock is
Do not handle a damaged or leaking Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery
For safe disposal of your Li-Ion batteries, contact your nearest
authorised service centre.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers specifically
designed for your device. Incompatible batteries and chargers can
cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
Never dispose of batteries or devices in a fire. Follow all local
regulations when disposing of used batteries or devices.
Never place batteries or devices on or in heating devices, such
as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode
Never crush or puncture the battery. Avoid exposing the battery to
high external pressure, which can lead to an internal short circuit
Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot
cooking equipment, or high pressure containers
The battery may leak.
Your device may overheat and cause a fire.
Do not drop your device or cause impacts to your device
The screen of your device may be damaged.
If bent or deformed, your device may be damaged or parts may
If your device has a camera flash or light, do not use a flash
close to the eyes of people or pets
Using a flash close to the eyes may cause temporary loss of vision
or damage to the eyes.
Use caution when exposed to flashing lights
While using your device, leave some lights on in the room and do
not hold the screen too close to your eyes.
Seizures or blackouts can occur when you are exposed to flashing
lights while watching videos or playing Flash-based games for
extended periods. If you feel any discomfort, stop using the device
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
When you repetitively perform actions, such as pressing keys,
drawing characters on a touch screen with your fingers, or playing
games, you may experience occasional discomfort in your hands,
neck, shoulders, or other parts of your body. When using your device
for extended periods, hold the device with a relaxed grip, press
the keys lightly, and take frequent breaks. If you continue to have
discomfort during or after such use, stop use and see a physician.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
Avoid charging batteries for more than a week, as overcharging
may shorten battery life.
Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged
Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
Use batteries only for their intended purposes.
Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms
and conditions of the purchase contract. This product and its
electronic accessories should not be mixed with other commercial
wastes for disposal.
This EEE is compliant with RoHS.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate battery return systems)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging
indicates that the batteries in this product should not be
disposed of with other household waste at the end of
their working life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb
indicate that the battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead above
the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not
properly disposed of, these substances can cause harm to human
health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please
separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them
through your local, free battery return system.
To prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your device, read all of the following information before using your device.
Protect the device, batteries, and chargers from damage
Avoid exposing your device and batteries to very cold or very hot
Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation of the device
and reduce the charging capacity and life of your device and
Prevent batteries from contacting metal objects, as this can create
a connection between the + and – terminals of your batteries and
lead to temporary or permanent battery damage.
Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Caution: Follow all safety warnings and
regulations when using your device in restricted
Turn off your device where prohibited
Comply with all regulations that restrict the use of a mobile device in
a particular area.
Do not use your device near other electronic devices
Most electronic devices use radio frequency signals. Your device
may interfere with other electronic devices.
Do not use your device near a pacemaker
Avoid using your device within a 15 cm range of a pacemaker if
possible, as your device can interfere with the pacemaker.
If you must use your device, keep at least 15 cm away from the
To minimise the possible interference with a pacemaker, use your
device on the opposite side of your body from the pacemaker.
Do not use your device in a hospital or near medical equipment
that can be interfered with by radio frequency
If you personally use any medical equipment, contact the
manufacturer of the equipment to ensure the safety of your
equipment from radio frequency.
Using generic batteries or chargers may shorten the life of your
device or cause the device to malfunction.
Samsung cannot be responsible for the user's safety when using
accessories or supplies that are not approved by Samsung.
Do not bite or suck on the device or the battery
Doing so may damage the device or cause explosion.
If children use the device, make sure that they use the device
When speaking on the device:
Hold the device upright, as you would with a traditional phone.
Speak directly into the mouthpiece.
Avoid contact with your device's internal antenna. Touching
the antenna may reduce the call quality or cause the device to
transmit more radio frequency than necessary.
Protect your hearing and ears when using a headset
Excessive exposure to loud sounds can cause
Exposure to loud sounds while driving may distract
your attention and cause an accident.
Always turn the volume down before plugging the
earphones into an audio source and use only the
minimum volume setting necessary to hear your
conversation or music.
In dry environments, static electricity can build
up in the headset. Avoid using headsets in dry
environments or touch a metal object to discharge
static electricity before connecting a headset to
4-way navigation key
If you are using a hearing aid, contact the manufacturer for
information about radio interference
Some hearing aids may be interfered with by the radio frequency of
your device. Contact the manufacturer to ensure the safety of your
Turn off the device in potentially explosive environments
Turn off your device in potentially explosive environments instead
of removing the battery.
Always comply with regulations, instructions and signs in
potentially explosive environments.
Do not use your device at refuelling points (service stations), near
fuels or chemicals, and at blasting areas.
Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive
materials in the same compartment as the device, its parts, or
Turn off your device when in an aircraft
Using your device in an aircraft is illegal. Your device may interfere
with the electronic navigation instruments of the aircraft.
Electronic devices in a motor vehicle may malfunction due to
the radio frequency of your device
Electronic devices in your car may malfunction due to radio
frequency of your device. Contact the manufacturer for more
Comply with all safety warnings and regulations
regarding mobile device usage while operating
While driving, safely operating the vehicle is your first responsibility.
Never use your mobile device while driving, if it is prohibited by law.
For your safety and the safety of others, practice good common
sense and remember the following tips:
Use caution when using the device while walking or moving
Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself or
Do not carry your device in your back pockets or around your
You can be injured or damage the device if you fall.
Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device
Any changes or modifications to your device can void your
manufacturer's warranty. For service, take your device to a
Samsung Service Centre.
Do not disassemble or puncture the battery, as this can cause
explosion or fire.
Do not paint or put stickers on your device
Paint and stickers can clog moving parts and prevent proper
operation. If you are allergic to paint or metal parts of the product,
you may experience itching, eczema, or swelling of the skin. When
this happens, stop using the product and consult your physician.
When cleaning your device:
Wipe your device or charger with a towel or a rubber.
Clean the terminals of the battery with a cotton ball or a towel.
Do not use chemicals or detergents.
Do not use the device if the screen is cracked or broken
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face.
Take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to have it repaired.
Do not use the device for anything other than its intended use
Avoid disturbing others when using the device in public
Do not allow children to use your device
Your device is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it as they
could hurt themselves and others, damage the device, or make calls
that increase your charges.
Install mobile devices and equipment with caution
Ensure that any mobile devices or related equipment installed in
your vehicle are securely mounted.
Avoid placing your device and accessories near or in an air bag
deployment area. Improperly installed wireless equipment can
cause serious injury when air bags inflate rapidly.
Music playback in
New text message
Call in progress
Browsing the web
New voice mail
secured web page
of normal service
Battery power level
FM radio on
Use a hands-free device.
Get to know your device and its convenience features, such as
speed dial and redial. These features help you reduce the time
needed to place or receive calls on your mobile device.
Position your device within easy reach. Be able to access your
wireless device without removing your eyes from the road. If you
receive an incoming call at an inconvenient time, let your voice
mail answer it for you.
Let the person you are speaking with know you are driving.
Suspend calls in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions.
Rain, sleet, snow, ice, and heavy traffic can be hazardous.
Do not take notes or look up phone numbers. Jotting down a
"to do" list or flipping through your address book takes attention
away from your primary responsibility of driving safely.
Dial sensibly and assess the traffic. Place calls when you are not
moving or before pulling into traffic. Try to plan calls when your
car will be stationary. If you need to make a call, dial only a few
numbers, check the road and your mirrors, then continue.
Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may
be distracting. Make people you are talking with aware you are
driving and suspend conversations that have the potential to
divert your attention from the road.
Use your device to call for help. Dial a local emergency number
in the case of fire, traffic accident, or medical emergencies.
Use your device to help others in emergencies. If you see an
auto accident, a crime in progress, or a serious emergency
where lives are in danger, call a local emergency number.
Call roadside assistance or a special, non-emergency assistance
number when necessary. If you see a broken-down vehicle
posing no serious hazard, a broken traffic signal, a minor traffic
accident where no one appears injured, or a vehicle you know
to be stolen, call roadside assistance or another special, non-
Allow only qualified personnel to service your device
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your device may result in
damage to your device and will void your manufacturer's warranty.
Handle SIM cards or memory cards with care
Do not remove a card while the device is transferring or
accessing information, as this could result in loss of data and/or
damage to the card or device.
Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and electrical
noise from other devices.
Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with your
fingers or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card with a soft cloth.
Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your device may not be possible in some
areas or circumstances. Before travelling in remote or undeveloped
areas, plan an alternate method of contacting emergency services
Keep your personal and important data safe
While using your device, be sure to back up important data.
Samsung is not responsible for data loss.
When disposing of your device, back up all data and then reset
your device to prevent misuse of your personal information.
Do not distribute copyright-protected material
Do not distribute copyright-protected material that you have
recorded to others without the permission of the content owners.
Doing this may violate copyright laws. The manufacturer is not
liable for any legal issues caused by the user's illegal use of
Install the SIM card and battery
Remove the back cover and insert the SIM card.
Insert the battery and replace the back cover.
Charge the battery
Plug a travel adapter.
When charging is
the travel adapter.
To AC power outlet