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    GT-C6712 user manual...

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    ● device, software, or service provider. Applications and their functions may vary by country, ● region, or hardware specifications. Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by third-party applications. You may upgrade your mobile device’s software by ● accessing www.samsung.com.

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    Instructional icons Before you start, familiarise yourself with the icons you will see in this manual: Warning—situations that could cause injury to yourself or others Caution—situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment Note—notes, usage tips, or additional information Refer to—pages with related information;...

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    Samsung Electronics. Trademarks SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered ●...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Assembling ..............8 Unpack ..................8 Install the SIM or USIM card and battery ......8 Charge the battery ............... 11 Insert a memory card (optional) ........13 Getting started ............16 Turn your device on and off ..........16 Get to know your device .............

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    Calendar ................. 54 Task ..................55 Memo ..................56 Voice recorder ............... 56 Web ................58 Internet ................... 58 Samsung Apps ..............59 Community websites ............60 YouTube .................. 60 Connectivity ............61 Bluetooth ................61 Wi-Fi ..................63 PC connections ..............64 Tools .................

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    Settings ..............71 Access the Settings menu ..........71 SIM cards management ............71 Flight mode ................71 Connectivity ................72 Sound profiles ............... 72 Display and light ..............72 General ..................73 Date and time ................ 73 Menu and widgets ............... 74 Applications ................

  • Page 8: Assembling, Unpack, Install The Sim Or Usim Card And Battery

    ● Travel adapter (charger) ● User manual ● Use only Samsung-approved software. Pirated or illegal software may cause damage or malfunctions that are not covered by your manufacturer's warranty. The items supplied with your device may vary ● depending on the software and accessories available in your region or offered by your service provider.

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    To install the SIM or USIM card and battery, ] and select Yes to If the device is on, press and hold [ turn it off. Remove the back cover. Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover. Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing down.

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    Once you insert 2 SIM or USIM cards, you will be ● prompted to select either of them when accessing network services. If you do not insert a SIM or USIM card, you can only ● use your device’s non-network services and some menus.

  • Page 11: Charge The Battery

    You can charge the device with the provided travel adapter or by connecting the device to a PC with a PC data cable. Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables. Unauthorised chargers or cables can cause batteries to explode or damage your device.

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    If your device is not charging properly, bring your ● device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre. When the battery is fully charged (the battery icon is no longer moving), unplug the travel adapter from the device and then from the power outlet.

  • Page 13: Insert A Memory Card (optional)

    16 microSDHC GB (depending on memory card manufacturer and type). Samsung uses approved industry standards for memory cards, but some brands may not be fully compatible with your device. Using an incompatible memory card may damage your device or the memory card and can corrupt data stored on the card.

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    Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing down. Push the memory card in the memory card slot until it locks in place. Close the cover to the memory card slot. › Remove the memory card Ensure that the device is not currently using the memory card.

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    › Format the memory card Formatting your memory card on a PC may cause incompatibilities with your device. Format the memory card only on the device. In Menu mode, select Settings → Memory → Memory card details → Format → Yes.

  • Page 16: Getting Started, Turn Your Device On And Off

    Getting started Turn your device on and off To turn on your device, Press and hold [ Done (if necessary). Enter your PIN and select OK to register new SIM or USIM cards. Select Select a SIM card slot and assign a name and signal icon to the first SIM or USIM card.

  • Page 17: Get To Know Your Device

    Get to know your device › Device layout Earpiece/ Mouthpiece Volume key Touch screen Menu key Memory card slot End key Dial key Mouthpiece Headset jack Multifunction jack Camera lens Power/Lock key Back cover SIM switch key Speaker Internal antenna 1.

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    › Keys Function Make or answer a call; In Idle mode, Dial retrieve logs of your calls and messages. Access Menu mode; Launch the task Menu manager to view all active applications (press and hold). End a call; In Menu mode, return to Idle mode.

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    › Indicator icons Icons shown on the display may vary depending on your region or service provider. Icon Definition No SIM or USIM card No signal Signal strength Flight mode activated Network searching GPRS network connected EDGE network connected WLAN connected Call missed Synchronised with a web server Bluetooth activated...

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    Icon Definition New text or multimedia message New email message New voice mail message Java games or applications in progress Alarm activated Roaming (outside of normal service area) Normal profile activated Silent profile activated Current time Battery power level 1. This icon may vary depending on your SIM card setting. ›...

  • Page 21: Use The Touch Screen

    Use the touch screen Your device’s touch screen lets you easily select items or perform functions. Learn basic actions to use the touch screen. To avoid scratching the touch screen, do not use ● sharp tools. Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact ●...

  • Page 22: Lock Or Unlock The Touch Screen And Keys, Access Menus

    Panning: Tap and drag with your finger to select items. ● Drag and drop: Tap and hold your finger on an item, and ● then drag your finger to move the item. Flick: Flick the screen quickly to activate an application. ●...

  • Page 23: Launch And Manage Applications

    › Organise applications in Menu mode You can reorganise the applications in Menu mode by changing their order or grouping them into categories to suit your preferences and needs. In Idle mode, press the Menu key to access Menu mode. Edit at the top left of the screen.

  • Page 24: Use Widgets

    › Use the task manager You can manage multiple applications with the task manager. To launch the task manager, Press and hold the Menu key. The icons of active applications appear. Control active applications as follows: To switch between applications, select one from the ●...

  • Page 25: Customise Your Device

    Drag the widget to the idle screen. Done at the top left of the screen to close the Select widget toolbar. To move the widget back to the widget toolbar, tap and hold the widget until the yellow frame appears and drag it to the widget toolbar.

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    In Menu mode, select Wallpaper. Select an image. To select an image from the image folder, select the folder. Set. → Select Samsung is not responsible for any use of default images or wallpapers provided on your device. Getting started...

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    If you forget your password, bring your device to a ● Samsung Service Centre to unlock it. Samsung is not responsible for any loss of passwords ● or private information or other damages caused by illegal software.

  • Page 28: Switch Sim Or Usim Cards

    › Lock your SIM or USIM card You can lock your device by activating the PIN supplied with your SIM or USIM card. Settings → Security. In Menu mode, select PIN lock. Select Done. Enter the PIN of your SIM or USIM card and select Once the PIN lock is enabled, you must enter the PIN each time you turn on the device.

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    › Switch the SIM or USIM card automatically Settings → SIM cards In Menu mode, select management SIM auto switch. → Activation. Select Select a SIM or USIM card. Specify the schedule that the SIM or USIM card will be active and select Save.

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    Enter text by selecting alphanumeric keys or writing on the screen. When entering text, rotate the device to display the wider keypad. When entering text with the keypad, you can use the following modes: Mode Function Select an appropriate virtual key until the character you want appears on the display.

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    When Predictive text mode is activated, you can use Continuous input mode. and select Continuous input. Tap and hold Select the first character of a word and drag your finger to the second character without releasing the finger from the screen. Continue until you have finished the word.

  • Page 32: Communication, Calling

    Communication Calling Learn to use calling functions, such as making and answering calls, using options available during a call or customising and using call-related features. › Make and answer a call You can use the buttons or the touch screen when you make, accept, end, or reject calls.

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    Reject a call When a call comes in, press [ ]. The caller will hear a busy tone. You can set up a list of numbers to reject incoming calls automatically. p. 34 ► Call an international number Keypad and tap and hold 0 to In Menu mode, select insert the + character.

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    Accept when a call waiting To answer a second call, select ● tone sounds. The first call is automatically placed on hold. You must subscribe to the call waiting service to use this feature. Swap. To switch between the two calls, select ●...

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    Select the number input field and enter a number to reject, and select Save. To add more numbers, repeat steps 2-4. Make a fake call You can simulate incoming calls when you want to get out of meetings or unwanted conversations. To activate the hot key to make fake calls, in Menu mode, select Settings →...

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    You can also make fake calls appear more realistic by showing a caller ID image and caller’s name or number. Settings → Applications → Call → In Menu mode, select Fake call. Name or Number. Select Enter a name or number. Fake caller image.

  • Page 37: Logs

    Divert to Contacts to add a contact or To → Select another number to enter a number to which calls will be forwarded. Activate. Select Your setting will be sent to the network. Set call barring Call barring is a network feature to restrict certain types of calling or to prevent others from making calls with your device.

  • Page 38: Messages

    › View call and message logs You can view logs of your calls and messages filtered by their types. Logs. In Menu mode, select Scroll left or right to select a log type at the top of the screen. From the call and message logs, you can make a call or send a message directly to a contact by quickly flicking the contact to the left or right.

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    › Send a text message In Menu mode, select Messages → Compose. Contacts. Select You can enter a number manually or select one from the logs or contact groups by selecting another option. Add. Select the check boxes next to contacts and select Select the text input field and enter your message text.

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    Select and attach a file. You can select a file from the file list or capture a photo, video, or sound clip. Send to send the message. Select › View a text or multimedia message Messages you have received, sent or saved are sorted automatically into the following message folders.

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    › Send an SOS message In case of an emergency, you can ask for help by sending an SOS message to specified recipients. This feature may be unavailable depending on your region or service provider. Messages. In Menu mode, select →...

  • Page 42: Email

    Email Learn to create and send email messages, and view or manage messages you have sent or received. › Send an email message In Menu mode, select Email Compose. → → an account You can select Account list to view other accounts. Contacts.

  • Page 43: Social Hub

    Social Hub ™ Learn to access Social Hub , the integrated communication application for email, messages, instant messages, contacts or calendar information. Visit socialhub.samsungmobile.com for more details. Social Hub. In Menu mode, select Check and use contents delivered from Social Hub. Learn to chat with friends and family from any of the universal instant messengers.

  • Page 44: Entertainment, Camera

    Entertainment Camera Learn how to capture and view photos and videos. You can take photos at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.2 megapixels) and videos at resolutions up to 320 x 240 pixels. Photos are saved in jpg format and videos are saved in mp4 format.

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    › Capture a photo by using preset options for various scenes Your camera provides you with predefined settings for various scenes. You can simply select the proper mode for your shooting condition and subjects. For example, when you take photos at night, select the night mode that uses an extended exposure.

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    › Capture a panoramic photo You can take wide panoramic photos using Panorama shooting mode. This mode is convenient for photographing landscapes. In Menu mode, select Camera to turn on the camera. Rotate the device anti-clockwise to landscape view. → Panorama.

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    Select to stop recording. The video is saved automatically. The camcorder may not be able to properly record videos to a memory card with a slow transfer speed. After recording videos, select to view the recorded videos. Video player Learn to use the video player to play various kinds of videos. ›...

  • Page 48: Music

    ● Synchronise with Windows Media Player 11. p. 65 ► ● Samsung is not responsible for any use of default music files provided on your device. › Play music After transferring music files to your device or memory card, Music.

  • Page 49: Fm Radio

    Icon Function Activate Shuffle mode. Change the repeat mode (off, repeating one file, or repeating all files). Adjust the volume. 1. These icons are shown when you tap the player screen. ™ WOW HD significantly improves the playback quality of audio, delivering a dynamic 3D entertainment experience with deep, rich bass and high frequency clarity for crisp detail.

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    › Listen to the FM radio Plug a headset into the device. FM radio. In Menu mode, select Yes to start automatic tuning. Select The FM radio scans and saves available stations automatically. The first time you turn on the FM radio, you will be prompted to start automatic tuning.

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    Record to start recording. → Select Save. When you are finished recording, select The recorded file will be saved in Sounds (in Menu mode, select My files → Sounds). → Go to Sounds To listen to a recorded file, select →...

  • Page 52: Personal Information, Contacts

    Personal information Contacts Learn to create and manage a list of your personal or business contacts stored on the device’s memory or a SIM or USIM card. You can save names, phone numbers, email addresses, and more for your contacts. ›...

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    Set the contact as your favourites by selecting ● Edit. Edit the contact information by selecting ● Use additional features by selecting ● › Set a favourite number Contacts Favourites Add. → → In Menu mode, select Add. Select the check box next to the contact and The contact is saved to the favourite number list.

  • Page 54: Calendar

    Calendar Learn to create and manage daily or monthly events, and set alarms to remind yourself of important events. › Create an event Calendar. In Menu mode, select Create. Select Enter the details of the event. Save. Select › View events To change the calendar view, Calendar.

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    Task Learn to create a virtual task list and set alarms to remind yourself of important tasks or set priority. › Create a task Task. In Menu mode, select Create. Select Enter the details of the task. Save. Select › View tasks Task.

  • Page 56: Memo, Voice Recorder

    Memo Learn to record important information to save and view at a later date. › Create a memo Memo. In Menu mode, select Create. Select Enter your memo text. Back to hide the keypad. Select Select a colour to change a background colour. Save.

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    Speak into the microphone. or Save. When you are finished, select To record more voice memos, repeat steps 2-4. › Play a voice memo Voice rec. In Menu mode, select Select to access the voice memo list. Select a voice memo to play. You can send the voice memo to others by selecting Send via →...

  • Page 58: Internet

    Internet Learn to access and bookmark your favourite web pages. You may incur additional charges for accessing the ● web and downloading media. For details, contact your service provider. The web browser menu may be labelled differently ● depending on your service provider. Available icons may vary depending on your region or ●...

  • Page 59: Samsung Apps

    Select an updated feed. Samsung Apps Samsung Apps allows you to simply and easily download an abundance of useful applications to your device. Featuring a wealth of games, news, reference, social networking, widgets, health related applications and more, Samsung Apps gives you instant access to a huge choice in mobile experience.

  • Page 60: Community Websites, Youtube

    To use Samsung Apps, your device must be ● connected to the internet using a cellular connection or WLAN. You may incur additional charges for accessing the ● internet and downloading applications. If the widget toolbar is full, downloaded widgets will ●...

  • Page 61: Connectivity, Bluetooth

    Bluetooth. If the devices are within range of one another, you can exchange information between them even if they are located in different rooms. Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, ● or misuse of data sent or received via the Bluetooth wireless feature.

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    To allow other devices to locate your device, select → Settings → My phone’s visibility → Always on → Set. If you selected Custom, enter duration that your device is visible and select Done. › Find and pair with other Bluetooth-enabled devices Settings →...

  • Page 63: Wi-fi

    › Receive data using the Bluetooth wireless feature Enter the PIN for the Bluetooth wireless feature and select Done (if necessary). Yes to confirm that you are willing to receive data Select from the device (if necessary). Received data is saved to an appropriate application or folder according to its type.

  • Page 64: Pc Connections

    Samsung Kies program. › Connect with Samsung Kies Ensure that Samsung Kies is installed on your PC. You can download the program from the Samsung website (www.samsung.com/kies). Using a PC data cable, connect the multifunction jack on your device to a PC.

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    › Synchronise with Windows Media Player Ensure that Windows Media Player is installed on your PC. Using a PC data cable, connect the multifunction jack on your device to a PC with Windows Media Player installed. When connected, a pop-up window will appear on the PC. Open Windows Media Player to synchronise music files.

  • Page 66: Tools, Clock

    Tools Clock Learn to set and control alarms, and world clocks. You can also use the stopwatch and count-down timer. › Set a new alarm Clock → In Menu mode, select Create. Select Set alarm details. Save. When you are finished, select →...

  • Page 67: Calculator

    › Use the stopwatch Clock → In Menu mode, select Start to begin the stopwatch. Select Lap to record lap times. Select Stop. When you are finished, select Reset to clear recorded times. Select › Use the count-down timer Clock →...

  • Page 68: Dictionary, My Accounts

    Dictionary Learn to look up words in your dictionary. Dictionary. In Menu mode, select Enter a word in the search box. Select the word from the list. My accounts Learn to manage your web accounts to use online data sync or community services.

  • Page 69: My Files

    › Change the auto sync schedule My accounts. In Menu mode, select Select Select an interval to synchronise data with your accounts and select Set. My files Learn to quickly and easily access all of your images, videos, music, sound clips, and other types of files stored on the device or a memory card.

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    › View a file My files → In Menu mode, select a file type. Folders or files on the memory card are indicated by a memory card icon. → Select a folder a file. › Set an image as your wallpaper You can set your photos or images as a background image for the idle screen.

  • Page 71: Settings, Access The Settings Menu, Sim Cards Management, Flight Mode

    Settings Access the Settings menu Settings. In Menu mode, select Select a setting category and select an option. Back or Set. Customise the setting and select SIM cards management Access and alter the following settings to control the network and the card settings for your device. Network : Activate the SIM or USIM card and select a ●...

  • Page 72: Sound Profiles, Connectivity, Display And Light

    Connectivity Bluetooth : Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange ● information over a distance. p. 61 ► Wi-Fi : Activate the WLAN feature to connect to the internet ● or other network devices. p. 63 ► Synchronise : Add synchronisation profiles and synchronise ●...

  • Page 73: General, Date And Time

    General Access and alter the following settings to control general settings for your device: Display language : Select a display language for all menus ● and applications. Keyboard language : Select input languages to use with ● the keypad. Events notifications : Set to receive notifications for events ●...

  • Page 74: Menu And Widgets, Applications, Security

    Menu and widgets Change the settings for using menus and widgets. Adaptive menu order: Automatically sort applications by ● frequency of use (most recent application first). Widget : Select a connection profile to use for widgets, view ● the downloaded widgets, or view the widget disclaimer. Applications Access and alter the following settings to control your device’s applications:...

  • Page 75: Memory

    Change password : Change the device password. ● SIM lock : Activate or deactivate the SIM lock feature to ● require the SIM password when you change the SIM or USIM card. PIN lock : Activate or deactivate the PIN lock feature to ●...

  • Page 76: Reset, About Phone, Sim Applications

    Reset Reset various settings to the factory default values. Select which settings to reset. You must enter your device password to reset the settings. About phone System info : Check the CPU usage and storage memory. ● You can also check the model number of your phone, and MAC addresses of Bluetooth and WLAN.

  • Page 77: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it prompts you to enter one of the following codes: Code Try this to solve the problem: When the device lock feature is enabled, Password you must enter the password you set for the device.

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    If the touch screen is scratched or damaged, take it to your ● local Samsung Service Centre. Calls are being dropped When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose your connection to the network. Move to another area and try again.

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    Others cannot hear you speaking on a call Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone. ● Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth. ● If using a headset, ensure that it is properly connected. ● Audio quality is poor Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal ●...

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    Samsung Service Centre. Error messages appear when launching the FM radio The FM radio application on your Samsung mobile device uses the headset cable as an antenna. Without a headset connected, the FM radio will be unable to receive radio stations.

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    Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are ● within the maximum Bluetooth range (10 m). If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre. A connection is not established when you connect...

  • Page 82: Safety Precautions

    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. ●...

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    Protect the device, batteries, and chargers from damage ● Avoid exposing your device and batteries to very cold or very hot temperatures. ● Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation of the device and reduce the charging capacity and life of your device and batteries. ●...

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    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.

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    ● 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.

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    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 ●...

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    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 ●...

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    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...

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    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 Samsung website. Safety precautions...

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    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.

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    “THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS. ” SAMSUNG DOES NOT WARRANT CONTENT OR SERVICES SO PROVIDED, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY, FOR ANY PURPOSE. SAMSUNG EXPRESSLY...

  • Page 92: Index

    Index access codes viewing missed 34 waiting 37 alarms call waiting creating 66 stopping 66 camera auto rejection capturing photos 44, 45, 46 connections battery Bluetooth 61 charging 11 PC 64 installing 8 WLAN 63 Bluetooth contacts activating 61 creating 52 finding and pairing with devices 62 creating groups 53...

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    49 Java games playing music 48 key tone PC connections volume 25 mass storage 65 language Samsung Kies 64 logs Windows Media Player 65 memory card photos formatting 15 capturing 44 inserting 13 capturing by scene 45...

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    menu and widgets 74 unpack motion 73 USIM card network 72 installing 8 reset 76 video player security 74 videos sim cards management 71 playing 47 sound 72 recording 46 sound profiles 72 time and date 73 voice calls answering 32 silent profile making 32 SIM card...

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    (place and date of issue) (name and signature of authorised person) * It is not the address of Samsung Service Centre. For the address or the phone number of Samsung Service Centre, see the warranty card or contact the retailer where you...

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    Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your device depending on the software of the device or your service provider. www.samsung.com English (EU). 05/2011. Rev. 1.0...

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