Motorola MOTO W396 Getting Started Manual

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    MOTO ™ W396 Getting Started Guide...

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    The Motorola W396 does it all. Take photos and send them to your friends. Or, use the music player to listen to the newest, hottest tracks. All this while you’re still connected—take or make calls or exchange messages. We’ve crammed all the main features of your phone into this handy guide, and in a matter of minutes we’ll show...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Please contact your local customer service centres, agencies or retailers if you have any question about the handset functions. Motorola reserves all rights to revise and change this user's manual without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes.

  • Page 4: Your Phone

    your phone your phone Music Key Call/Send Key Volume Keys Smart Key Mini USB Connector Charge and connect to a PC. Microphone Note: Your phone may not appear exactly as the images in this manual. However, all key locations, sequences, and functions are the same.

  • Page 5: Menu Map

    menu map menu map Messages • Create • Inbox • Draft • Outbox • Quick notes • Voicemail • Browser msgs • Info services * • MMS templates Contacts Recent Calls • Received calls • Dialled calls • Notepad • Call times •...

  • Page 6: Let's Go

    let’s go memory card remove the battery Note: Your battery is intentionally tight fitting for consistent connection. let’s go remove the memory card Gently but firmly push down on the card and slide out.

  • Page 7: Basics

    here’s a few essential basics: basics basics turn it on & off Press and hold menu navigation Press the centre key Main Menu. Press in the display to show menu options. Press the navigation key right or left to highlight a menu option. Press or Select (left soft key) to select the highlighted option.

  • Page 8: Calls

    it’s good to talk. calls change volume Press the side volume keys during a call to change the call volume. calls make a call Enter a number and press answer a call When your phone rings or vibrates, press end a call Press...

  • Page 9: Redial A Number

    redial a number From the home screen, press recently dialled calls. Scroll to the entry you want to call and press go handsfree To turn the speaker on or off during a call, press SPKR ON or SPKR OFF (right soft key). Note: You can also use an optional 2.5 mm wired headset to go handsfree.

  • Page 10: Emergency Calls

    • Received Calls or Dialled Calls - access recent calls. • Messages - access your messages menu. emergency calls To call an emergency number, enter the emergency number and press Your service provider programs emergency phone numbers, (such as 999), that you can call under any circumstances, even when your phone is locked.

  • Page 11: Contacts

    Met someone new? save their number. contacts save a contact Enter the number on the home screen and press Store. Enter the contact details and press Done when you’re finished. call a contact Press > Scroll through the list to highlight the contact. Press customise your contacts Why not set a ringtone or photo for your new friend?

  • Page 12: Customise

    customise go ahead, add your personal touch... customise set the smart key Use the smart key on the side of the phone to open a feature from the home screen. Also, during music playback, you can use it to pause and resume music. Find it: >...

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    customise set ringtone & volume There are times when you want to hear your ringtone, and there are times when you don’t. Find it: > Choose from the preset styles, including Vibrate and Silent. customise your menu Create a custom menu of your favourite features and tools using the MyMenu feature.

  • Page 14: Shortcuts

    shortcuts some quick-access shortcuts from the home shortcuts screen. options music player take a photo quick text change ring style to Vibrate dialled calls voicemail Press Press to see the view finder and press Capture to take a photo. Use quick text to access the Message screen with a single key press.

  • Page 15: Messages

    messages sometimes it’s better 2 say it in a message. messages create & send a message Press > Messages > Create. Select a message type and enter the message text (see page 16). To insert a picture, sound, or other object, press Insert. When you finish the message, press OK.

  • Page 16: Enter Text

    messages enter text When you are in a text entry screen, press text entry modes (Primary, Secondary, Numeric and Symbol). To assign Primary and Secondary entry modes, press > Entry setup > Primary setup or Secondary setup from the text entry screen: •...

  • Page 17: Status Indicators

    status indicators to keep you updated at all times. status indicators Status indicators can appear across the top of the home screen and on the flip cover (your phone’s home screen may be different than the one shown): Signal Strength Roaming Active external indicators...

  • Page 18: Photo

    see it, capture it, send it! photo Press to see the viewfinder: Press S up/down to zoom in/out. Press S right/left to adjust level of brightness. Note: Before taking your photo, you can press open the camera menu. From here you can access features such as Auto-timed capture, Picture setup and View free space.

  • Page 19: Set Up Music

    I need a memory card? Simple answer, yes. Your phone supports removable microSD memory cards from various manufacturers with up to 2 GB capacity. We recommend that you use Motorola approved memory cards. Note: Your phone does have a small internal memory but...

  • Page 20: Format Memory Card

    24. what headphones can I use? Your phone has a 2.5 mm headset jack for wired stereo listening. Note: We recommend that you use Motorola approved headphones for the best audio quality.

  • Page 21: Get Music

    get music load your phone with your favourite songs. get music rip songs from a CD Well, not literally. If you’re new to music, this means transferring songs from an audio CD to your PC. To do this, you need Windows Media Player version 11 or later. You can download Windows Media Player from

  • Page 22: Load Music

    get music load music Transfer files from a PC to a removable memory card. Note: Your phone does not support DRM protected music files. The unauthorized copying of copyrighted materials is contrary to the provisions of the Copyright Laws of the United States and other countries. This device is intended solely for copying non-copyrighted materials, materials in which you own the copyright, or materials which you are authorized or legally permitted to...

  • Page 23: Windows Media Player

    get music Now you’ve connected, use Windows Media Player or USB drag and drop to copy your music. Windows Media Player On your Windows PC, open Microsoft Windows Media Player. If you are not prompted to rename your phone, on the Sync tab, select More Options. Under Devices, select REMOVABLE DISK (memory card) and rename to “W396 Mobile”...

  • Page 24: Using A Memory Card Reader

    get music Note: A file name (including the path) must be less than 255 characters. When you’re done, use the Safely Remove Hardware feature to finish. using a memory card reader To transfer files using a memory card reader, insert your memory card into the card reader (you may first need to insert the card into an adapter that fits into the card reader).

  • Page 25: Play Music

    play music when music is what you need... play music Press the music key ( player. Select from different categories then press to open the music library. Use these keys to control the music player: controls scroll through song list play/pause/resume fast forward next/previous song...

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    play music repeat, shuffle & more options Press Options while using the music player to choose from these options: menu items Hide Hide the music player. Delete Delete songs from your memory card. Mark/Mark all Mark the songs to add them to playlist.

  • Page 27: Wake Up Music Player, Turn Off Music Player, Music Player Tips

    play music wake up music player While the music player is active, your phone may conserve battery power by turning off the display and keypad backlights. To turn display and back lights back on, press any key. turn off music player Easy, just press music player tips If you receive a call while playing music, the music...

  • Page 28: Create A Playlist, Play A Playlist

    play music playlists create a playlist Find it: > Playlists > Press Change, enter a name for the playlist and press Scroll to Audio Files and press Change. Scroll to the song you want to add and press Check. When you select a song, a song.

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    play music reorder a playlist Scroll to a playlist and press Scroll to the song you want to move and press Grab. Scroll to the position in the playlist where you want to move the song, and press Insert. When you are finished, press Done. >...

  • Page 30: Radio

    listen to your favourite news or music programme. radio Plug a 2.5 mm headset into your phone. Note: The FM radio works only when the headset is plugged in. Press > To tune in a station, press To scan available stations, press and hold right.

  • Page 31: Personal Organiser

    personal organiser stay on top of things with these handy features. personal organiser add & view calendar event Find it: > Scroll to the desired day and press Select, then scroll to [New] and press Select to add, or scroll to the event and press View to view.

  • Page 32: Usb & Memory Card

    USB & memory card transfer files and synchronise. USB & memory card format You need to format a memory card, using the phone, before using it for the first time. This creates the necessary folders and ensures your phone can read the contents of the card.

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    USB & memory card drag & drop Note: Your phone supports Microsoft Windows XP™ and Windows Vista™. Other operating systems may not be compatible with your phone. With your phone in the home screen, insert the USB cable in your phone and your Windows PC. Select Yes to connect the phone as a storage device.

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    USB & memory card A music or picture file name (including the path) must be less than 255 characters. Use the Safely Remove Hardware feature to finish.

  • Page 35: Web Access

    web access you don’t need a PC, surf the web with your phone. web access Find it: > feature open the Web browser > WebAccess > Start browser go to a Web page > WebAccess > Go To URL download objects from a Web page >...

  • Page 36: Security

    security keep your phone secure. security codes & passwords Your phone’s four-digit unlock code is originally set to 1234 or to the last four digits of your phone number. The six-digit security code is originally set to 000000. To change a code or password: Find it: >...

  • Page 37: Legal And Safety Information

    Motorola reserves the right to change or modify any information or specifications without notice or obligation. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. Java and all other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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    Motorola products may not be modified, reverse-engineered, distributed, or reproduced in any manner to the extent allowed by law. Furthermore, the purchase of the Motorola products shall not be deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppel, or...

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    • Remove the battery and inspect it to confirm that it has a “Motorola Original” hologram; • If there is no hologram, the battery is not a Motorola battery; • If there is a hologram, replace the battery and retry charging it;...

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    Warning: Use of a non-Motorola battery or charger may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage, or other hazard. PROPER AND SAFE BATTERY DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING Proper battery disposal is not only important for safety, it benefits the environment. Consumers may recycle their used batteries in many retail or service provider locations.

  • Page 41: Radio Waves

    Specific Absorption Rate Data AR Data This model meets international guidelines for exposure to radio waves. 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.

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    Additional related information includes the Motorola testing protocol, assessment procedure, and measurement uncertainty range for this product. 2. Please see the Safety and General Information section about body...

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    The above gives an example of a typical Product Approval Number. You can view your product’s Declaration of Conformity (DoC) to Directive 1999/5/EC (to R&TTE Directive) at To find your DoC, enter the Product Approval Number from your product’s label in the “Search”...

  • Page 44: Safety And General Information

    Motorola-supplied or approved clip, holder, holster, case, or body harness. If you do not use a body-worn accessory supplied or approved by Motorola—or if you hang your mobile device from a lanyard around your neck—keep the mobile device and its antenna at least 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) from your body when transmitting.

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    RF Energy Interference/Compatibility Nearly every electronic device is subject to RF energy interference from external sources if inadequately shielded, designed, or otherwise configured for RF energy compatibility. In some circumstances your mobile device may cause interference with other devices. Follow Instructions to Avoid Interference Problems Turn off your mobile device in any location where posted notices instruct you to do so.

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    Additionally, the use of wireless devices and their accessories may be prohibited or restricted in certain areas. Always obey the laws and regulations on the use of these products. Responsible driving practices can be found in the “Smart Practices While Driving”...

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    Symbol Definition Do not throw your battery or mobile device in the trash. Do not let your battery, charger, or mobile device get wet. Listening at full volume to music or voice through a headset may damage your hearing. Batteries & Chargers Caution: Improper treatment or use of batteries may present a danger of fire, explosion, leakage, or other hazard.

  • Page 48: Repetitive Motion

    For more information about hearing, see our Web site at (in English only). Repetitive Motion When you repetitively perform actions such as pressing keys or entering finger-written characters, you may experience occasional discomfort in your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, or other parts of your body.

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    Use and Care Use and Care To care for your Motorola phone, please keep it away from: liquids of any kind Don’t expose your phone to water, rain, extreme humidity, sweat, or other moisture. If it does get wet, don’t try to accelerate drying with the use of an oven or dryer, as this may damage the phone.

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    FCC approval. Applicable products bear the FCC logo, and/or an FCC ID in the format FCC-ID:xxxxxx on the product label. Motorola has not approved any changes or modifications to this device by the user. Any changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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    Further information: Caring for the Environment by Recycling Recycling Information This symbol on a Motorola product means the product should not be disposed of with household waste. Disposal of your Mobile Device and Accessories Please do not dispose of mobile devices or electrical accessories (such as chargers, headsets, or batteries) with your household waste.

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    Privacy and Data Security Motorola understands that privacy and data security are important to Privacy and Data Security everyone. Because some features of your mobile device may affect your privacy or data security, please follow these recommendations to enhance protection of your information: •...

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    • Get to know your Motorola mobile device and its features such as speed dial and redial. If available, these features help you to place your call without taking your attention off the road.

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    • Dial sensibly and assess the traffic; if possible, place calls when your car is not moving or before pulling into traffic. If you must make a call while moving, dial only a few numbers, check the road and your mirrors, then continue. •...

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    GOTO accessories: user’s guide: 68000201165...

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