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  • Page 1 User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 © 2011 All Rights Reserved Acer M310 Smartphone User’s Manual Model: M310 First issue: 10/2011 Acer M310 Smartphone Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents End User License Agreement Features and functions ..........7 Product registration .
  • Page 4 Setting up email ..........28 Maps and navigation .
  • Page 5: End User License Agreement

    Sublicense or otherwise make the Software available to third parties, except that you may, after prior written notification to Acer, transfer the Software as a whole to a third party so long as you do not retain any copies of the Software and such third party accepts the terms of this Agreement.
  • Page 6 Third Party Software in any manner that could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Third Party Services, or the services and products of Acer's licensors' or suppliers' third party licensors. Your use of the Third Party Software and Third Party Services is also subject to additional terms and conditions and policies which can be accessed through our global website.
  • Page 7: Features And Functions

    Hurry and register, as other advantages await you! How to register You can register directly from your smartphone by tapping Acer Registration from the applications list, or visit our website at and choose your country and follow the simple instructions.
  • Page 8: Unpacking Your Smartphone

    Your new smartphone comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items is missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer M310 Smartphone • Battery • Quick Guide •...
  • Page 9: Installing Or Removing The Battery

    Item Search button Charge indicator Proximity and light sensor and IR LED Volume up/down buttons Camera button Camera Handsfree speaker Microphone Micro USB connector LED indicators Charge indicator: LED state Color Constantly on Green Slow flashing Green Fast, double flash Important: The low battery warnings override all other LED indications.
  • Page 10: Installing A Sim Card

    Installing the battery Insert your fingernail into the cutout between the battery cover and the phone. Unclip the cover and lift off the battery cover. Place the battery into the battery compartment, lining up the battery connectors with those at the bottom of the compartment.
  • Page 11: Sim Card Lock

    2. Open the cover and remove the battery as described in "Removing the battery" on page 10. 3. Insert the SIM card as shown. 4. Replace the battery and battery cover.   SIM card lock Your smartphone may come with a SIM card lock, i.e., you will only be able to use the SIM card provided by your network provider.
  • Page 12: Using Your Smartphone

    Using your smartphone Turning on for the first time To turn on your smartphone for the first time, press and hold the power button until the screen turns on. You will then be asked to configure some settings before you can use your smartphone.
  • Page 13: The Start Screen

    Waking your smartphone If the screen is off and the smartphone does not react to any taps on the screen or front panel button, then it has been locked and is in sleep mode. Press the power button to wake your smartphone. Swipe the lock screen up to unlock the phone....
  • Page 14: Hubs

    Tip: There may be more tiles at the top or bottom of the screen, swipe your finger up or down the screen to display them. Swipe your finger to the left to view the full menu of applications and settings available on your phone.
  • Page 15: Additional Menus

    Additional menus Many applications have further menus that are accessible by swiping upwards when ... is visible at the bottom of the screen. Status icons The icons visible in the status bar give you a quick overview of your phone’s status. To view the status bar, tap the top of the screen.
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Volume

    Note: The Wi-Fi icon only indicates a connection, it does not indicate signal strength. To find out how to determine the signal strength, please refer to "Determining Wi-Fi signal strength" on page 32. Adjusting the volume Use the Volume up or Volume down buttons on the side of the phone to adjust the volume.
  • Page 17: Using Voice Commands

    Predictive text Windows Phone provides predictive text input. As you tap the letters of a word, a selection of words are displayed above the keyboard that continue the sequence of letters tapped, or are a close match allowing for errors. The word list changes after every key press.
  • Page 18: People

    People The people Hub Once you have set up an email or Facebook account on your phone (please see "Setting up email" on page 28) any contacts stored for that account will be imported to your phone. Your friends’ Windows Live and Facebook feeds will appear in the People Hub, their photos appear in your Pictures Hane and your own feeds in the Me tile.
  • Page 19: Editing A Contact

    To assign an image to your contact, tap add photo and select an image from your albums, alternatively tap the camera icon and take a photo of the contact. Tip: You may also create a contact from an already dialed or received number, see "Saving a dialed number to contacts"...
  • Page 20: Making Calls

    Making calls This chapter shows you how to make phone calls, and the various options available to you during your call. Before making a call Check that the phone function is on before you make a call. You can confirm the phone status from the status bar (please refer to "Status icons"...
  • Page 21 Warning: International call rates can vary greatly depending on the country you are calling and your network provider. We suggest you check all call rates with your network provider, to avoid excessive phone bills. If you are using your smartphone abroad, roaming charges will apply.
  • Page 22: The Voice Call Screen

    Muting the ringer If you wish to mute the ringer without ignoring the call: • Press the volume up or down button. • Press the power button. Ending a call To end a call, press End call from the voice call screen. The voice call screen Once you have dialed your number the voice call screen appears, which displays the number/contact you are...
  • Page 23: Conference Calls

    Tip: The hold function only works if you have more than one call. Conference calls If you have one call on hold and another online, you can combine both calls to create a conference call. After the first call is established, tap Add call dial the second number.
  • Page 24: Messaging

    Messaging This chapter shows you how to set up and use the messaging functions of your smartphone. All SMS and MMS messages are accessed via Messaging. Messaging automatically arranges received and sent messages into conversations by contact name or phone number. To access Messaging tap the Messaging tile on the Start screen.
  • Page 25: Replying To A Message

    Replying to a message When a new text message arrives the phone will play a sound and the indicator LED will flash. Please refer to "LED indicators" on page 9 for more information. A summary of the message and sender information will appear briefly in the Status bar.
  • Page 26: Dictating Messages

    wish to attach a file, tap message" on page 24. Dictating messages Your phone allows you to dictate message content. 1. Enter the recipient(s) as described in "Creating a new message" on page 24. 2. Tap and speak your message. The phone will use voice recognition technology to convert your spoken words to text.
  • Page 27: Going Online

    Going online Browsing the Internet In order to browse the Internet with your smartphone, you must be connected to a data or wireless network. Using the browser Tap the Internet Explorer tile on the Start screen to start browsing. To open a new website, tap the address box at the bottom of the page.
  • Page 28: Setting Up Email

    Tap and hold an item on a page to open a context menu that lists the available options for that item. Setting up email Your smartphone enables you to access your email. Most popular ISPs can be set up in a few easy steps. Tap Email setup on the Start screen to start.
  • Page 29: Maps And Navigation

    Maps and navigation You can obtain easy-to-follow directions using Bing Maps, view real-time traffic conditions and navigate by using spoken, turn-by-turn driving instructions with Navigation, view where your friends are and places of interest and local businesses. Tap Maps from the applications list. Local information Get directions Important: Maps does not have information about every location.
  • Page 30: Using The Camera

    Using the camera Your smartphone features a 5-megapixel digital camera mounted on the rear. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your smartphone. To activate the camera, press the camera button, or open the applications list and tap Camera.
  • Page 31: Taking A Photo

    • ISO Gain: Sets the ISO level. • Exposure Metering Mode: Sets how the camera determines the optimum exposure to take the photo. • Contrast: Sets the contrast level. • Brightness: Sets the brightness level. • Saturation: Sets the color saturation level. •...
  • Page 32: Advanced Settings

    Advanced settings Activating or deactivating connections The quickest way to activate or deactivate a connection is via Quick Setup from the Start screen. This gives you one-tap access to airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular settings. Putting your smartphone in airplane mode You can enter airplane mode (also known as flight mode) to turn off cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FM radio functions and use your smartphone as a handheld device during a flight.
  • Page 33: Security And Privacy

    cellular cellular allows you to turn data On or Off. You can also disable the data connection when you are roaming. You can also turn 3G On or Off. Tip: Turning 3G Off will force your phone to use 2G networks and prolong battery life. Manually selecting a network If you are travelling, it may be useful to set your phone to use one carrier.
  • Page 34: Personalizing Your Phone to locate your phone on a map, or send instructions to lock or erase your phone. Important: This function uses SMS messages to issue instructions to the phone. The SMS do not appear in Messaging. However, you won’t be able to lock, erase, or locate your phone if the SIM card has been removed or the phone is turned off.
  • Page 35: Date, Time And Alarms

    Note: All devices must be on the same network (i.e., connected to the same router or wireless AP) for media sharing to work. It will not work across different networks. Listening to the radio You can listen to FM radio broadcasts by tapping the Music + Video tile on the Start screen, then tapping radio.
  • Page 36: Updating Your Phone's Operating System

    Updating your phone’s operating system From time to time, operating system updates will be available from your phone. These updates include improvements and other changes as the operating system evolves. Updates are pushed to your phone over Wi-Fi, 3G or when you connect your phone to a computer.
  • Page 37: Accessories And Tips

    Accessories and tips This chapter shows you how to use accessories with your smartphone, as well as provide useful tips for when you are using your smartphone. Using the headset Your smartphone comes packaged with a headset with built-in microphone for handsfree use when making calls.
  • Page 38 Note: Internet sharing and Wi-Fi are mutually exclusive. If you have a Wi-Fi connection enabled, and turn on Internet sharing, the Wi-Fi connection will be terminated. Important: Some providers and countries do not allow the use of a smartphone as a modem over cellular networks.
  • Page 39: Appendix

    Appendix FAQ and troubleshooting This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your smartphone, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Question Audio Why is there no sound coming from the device? Multimedia files Why can’t I view my picture files?
  • Page 40: Other Sources Of Help

    The full performance of a new battery is achieved only after two or three complete charge and discharge cycles. The battery can be charged and discharged hundreds of times, but it will eventually wear out. When the talk and standby times are noticeably shorter than normal, buy Other sources of help Refer to:
  • Page 41: Replacing The Battery Pack

    approved chargers designated for this device. Unplug the charger from the electrical plug and the device when not in use. Do not leave a fully charged battery connected to the ac charger, since overcharging may shorten its lifetime. If left unused, a fully charged battery will lose its charge over time. If the battery is completely discharged, it may take a few minutes before the charging indicator appears on the display or before any calls can be made.
  • Page 42: Medical Devices

    cards or other magnetic storage media near the device, because information stored on them may be erased. Medical devices Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including wireless phones, may interfere with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices. Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy or if you have any questions.
  • Page 43: Emergency Calls

    To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit  Mercury advisory For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display:...

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