Step 2: Setting up the handset
The display is protected by a plastic film.
Please remove the protective film!
Fitting the battery pack
Place the battery leads in the cable guides so
that the battery cover cannot catch on the leads
and damage them when it is closed.
Use only the rechargeable battery pack rec-
ommended by Siemens (page 9), i.e. never use a
conventional (non-rechargeable) battery pack as
this may cause significant damage to health and
property. For example, the outer casing of the bat-
tery pack could be destroyed or the battery pack
could explode. The phone could also malfunction
or be damaged as a result of using batteries that
are not of the recommended type.
Never use non-Siemens battery chargers as
this could damage the battery pack.
Only place the handset in the charging cradle
that is intended for it.
Insert the plug into the socket as shown in the
Insert the battery pack.
Place the cords in the cord routing.
Closing the battery cover
Insert the cover into the top end of the battery
compartment and press down until it clicks into
Opening the battery cover
Place your fingernail between the cover and the
housing and pull the cover upwards.
Step 3: Registering the handset to
the base station and charging the
Precondition: The handset is not already regis-
tered to a base station.
Registering the handset to the Gigaset A160/A260/
A165/A265 base station occurs automatically.
Place the handset in the charging cradle of the
base station with its display facing forward. You
will hear a confirmation tone. Leave the handset in
the base station until it is registered.
Automatic registration can take up to 5 minutes.
While this is happening, Registering flashes in the
screen. The handset is assigned the lowest unas-
signed internal number (1–4). If several handsets
are registered to the base station, the internal
number is shown in the top left of the display after
registration, e.g. 2. If the internal numbers 1 to 4
have already been assigned (four handsets have
already been registered), handset number four is
de-registered and overwritten.
Charging the battery pack
To charge the battery pack, leave the handset
in the base station for approx. 13 hours for the
Gigaset A160/A260 or approx. 6 hours for the
Gigaset A165/A265. The battery pack is now fully
charged. The charge status of the battery pack is
correctly displayed only after uninterrupted charg-
ing/discharging. Therefore you should not
interrupt the charging procedure.
Charging is electronically controlled to prevent the
battery pack from overcharging. The battery pack
heats up during charging. This is normal and not
dangerous. After a time its charge capacity will
decrease for technical reasons.
You must set the date and time to ensure that the
times of calls are logged correctly (see Menu tree,
Once the phone is registered and the time set, the
idle display looks as shown on page 1.