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Sony A8i G Extended User Manual

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Extended User guide

Please read the user instructions before installation and use
A8i G3 Phone

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  • Page 1: Extended User Guide

    Extended User guide Please read the user instructions before installation and use A8i G3 Phone...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Experience more. Discover how..........6 User guide in the phone...............7 Getting started................8 Charging the battery................8 Notes on USB cable usage and battery charging........9 Settings..................11 Settings for calling, messaging and the Internet.........12 Call settings..................12 Mobile network setting..............14 Display setting...................14 Home settings...................14 Motion settings.................15 Sound settings..................15 Date &...
  • Page 3 Text and multimedia messages..........27 Email....................28 Calendar..................29 My Favorites................30 Music....................30 Playback controls................30 Pictures.....................30 Videos....................31 Magic Box..................31 All files....................31 G+ Game..................31 Theme....................31 TrackID™ Application................32 Radio....................32 Recording..................33 Camera..................34 Viewfinder and camera keys..............34 Using the still camera................35 Using the video mode...............35 CMCC services................37 CMCC e100..................37 Fetion....................37 MM (Mobile Application Market)............37 139Mail.....................37...
  • Page 4 Error messages.................49 Legal information...............50 Index....................51 This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 5: Important Information

    Important information Please read the Important information leaflet before you use your mobile phone. Some of the services and features described in this User guide are not supported in all countries/ regions or by all networks and/or service providers in all areas. Without limitation, this applies to the GSM International Emergency Number 112.
  • Page 6: Experience More. Discover How

    Experience more. Discover how. Need help? Get more, do more. Miss nothing. Visit www.sonyericsson.com/A8i to learn more about your phone. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 7: User Guide In The Phone

    User guide in the phone An extended User guide is available in your phone. The extended User guide and more information is also available at www.sonyericsson.com/support. To access the User guide in your phone • From the Home screen, tap the applications bar, then tap Manual. This is an Internet version of this publication.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting started To insert the SIM card and the storage card Remove the battery cover. Slide the SIM card and the storage card into the holders with the gold-coloured contacts facing down. To insert the battery Insert the battery with the label side up and the connectors facing each other. Attach the battery cover.
  • Page 9: Notes On Usb Cable Usage And Battery Charging

    The standby time for this battery is up to 260 hours. Use only Sony Ericsson branded original batteries intended for use with your mobile phone. If you use other batteries you may not be able to charge your phone.
  • Page 10 To unlock the screen Press to activate the screen. Drag the floating circle to the bottom left corner of the screen. When the two circles overlap, the screen is unlocked. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 11: Settings

    Settings You can setup your mobile phone to meet your requirements. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 12: Settings For Calling, Messaging And The Internet

    Settings for calling, messaging and the Internet In order to make calls, send messages and use the Internet you will need a 2G/3G mobile data connection. You can also send emails and access the Internet by connecting to a WLAN network. For most mobile phone networks and operators, settings for calling, messaging and the Internet will be preinstalled on the phone.
  • Page 13 To set video call forwarding Find and tap Settings in the Home screen. Tap Call settings in Settings. Tap Video call forwarding, and select the conditions for the Video call forwarding. To set video call alternative picture Find and tap Settings in the Home screen. Tap Call settings in Settings.
  • Page 14: Mobile Network Setting

    Mobile network setting According to the availability of 2G and 3G network, the mobile phone could switch between the networks and you could also manually switch between the networks. To view the current network Find and tap Settings in the Home screen. Tap Mobile networks in Settings.
  • Page 15: Motion Settings

    To set the unlock icon Find and tap Settings in the Home screen. Tap Home settings in Settings. Tap Screen lock settings. In Unlock icon, tap Add image. Tap Insert new picture, and choose one from the existing images. Press , tap Save.
  • Page 16: Language And Input Method Setting

    To set time zone Find and tap Settings in the Home screen. Tap Date & Time settings in Settings. Tap Set time zone, and scroll the number bar down to choose the time zone you want. To set the date format Find and tap Settings in the Home screen.
  • Page 17: About Phone

    About phone To view the equipment information Find and tap Settings from the Home screen. Tap About phone. You can also check information such as product model, hardware version and software version. Security SIM lock could only protect your subscription, and your mobile phone could still be used together with a new SIM card.
  • Page 18: Backup

    Backup You could use the backup application pre-installed in your mobile phone to backup information such as phonebook, SMSs and settings etc. to the storage card. On the other hand, you could also restore the original information saved on the storage card. To backup material Find and tap Backup in the Home.
  • Page 19: Getting To Know Your Phone

    Getting to know your phone Phone overview Mobile TV antenna Power key/screen lock 3.5 mm headset connector Connector for charger/USB cable Notification LED Proximity sensor Light sensor Ear speaker Video call camera lens Back key Home key Menu key Camera lens Camera light Volume keys/zoom keys Camera key...
  • Page 20: Using The Touch Screen

    Using the touch screen To open or highlight an item • Tap the item. To mark or unmark options • Tap the relevant checkbox to mark or unmark a particular option. Marked checkbox Unmarked checkbox Marked list option Unmarked list option Using the hardware keys Menu key Open a list of options available in the current screen or application...
  • Page 21: Phone Status Icons

    Phone status icons The following status icons may appear on your screen: The battery is charging Edge available 3G available Missed call New text message New multimedia message New email message GPS is activated The Bluetooth function is activated An alarm is set SIM card missing Airplane mode is activated Vibrate mode...
  • Page 22: Home Screen

    Home screen The Home screen is the starting point of your phone. You can personalise the Home screen by adding, for example, applications, shortcuts and widgets, or by changing the wallpaper. The Home screen extends beyond the screen width, giving you more space to personalise. When you go to the Home screen, some applications may continue to run in the background.
  • Page 23: Entering Text

    Entering text You can enter letters, numbers and special characters using the QWERTY keyboard, the traditional keypad, handwriting recognition, or other available input methods. You can switch between these input methods. Using the on-screen keypad You can tap icons on the on-screen keypad to enter text and adjust input settings. @.?, PQRS WXYZ...
  • Page 24 To copy and paste text Tap to place the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to select for copying. Then drag your fingertip to the end of the text. A window pops up. Select Copy. To paste the text, move the cursor to where you want the text be inserted, then tap and hold on the target text field.
  • Page 25: Calling

    Calling To make a call From the Home screen, find and tap Phone. Enter the number of the recipient and tap . To delete a number, tap To answer a call • Answer. To decline a call • Decline. Call options During a call, you can select from the following options: Make another call Open the keypad to enter numbers...
  • Page 26: Contacts

    Contacts In Contacts you can enter all your information for your personal contacts, for example, phone numbers, birthdays, and Fetion account details. When you view a contact, you get quick access to all previous communication with that contact. Managing contacts To add a contact From the Home screen, tap Contacts.
  • Page 27: Text And Multimedia Messages

    Text and multimedia messages To create and send a message (via SMS or MMS) From the Home screen, tap Messaging. Tap New. Enter one or more recipient numbers in the To: field. Enter your text. If you want to add a photo, video or sound, tap and select an option.
  • Page 28: Email

    Email You can use your phone to send and receive emails through your regular email account. First, you need the correct Internet settings in your phone. See Settings for calling, messaging and the Internet on page 12. To set up an email account in your phone for the first time From the Home screen, tap Mail.
  • Page 29: Calendar

    Calendar Your mobile phone has a calendar for time management. Important meetings could be tracked with the calendar. It can also be synchronized with the calendar on computers or the Internet. To open the calendar application • Find and tap Calendar from the Home screen. When the calendar application is opened for the first time, it will be shown in the month view.
  • Page 30: My Favorites

    My Favorites In My favourites, you can view and manage all media files saved on your storage card. Music You can listen to music online or you can play music saved on your storage card. To listen to music online, you need the correct Internet settings. See Settings for calling, messaging and the Internet on page 12.
  • Page 31: Videos

    To edit a picture When viewing a picture, press to display the controls. Select an option. Videos To play a video From the Home screen, find and tap My favourites. Tap Videos and select a video clip. Magic Box In Magic Box you can browse and download useful applications from the Internet. To open the Magic Box application From the Home screen, find and tap My favourites.
  • Page 32: Trackid™ Application

    TrackID™ Application TrackID™ is a music identification service. When you listen to the music piece from a speaker or from the radio, you could search the track by title, artist or name of the album. In order to get the best performance, it is advisable to use the TrackID™ application in a low noise environment.
  • Page 33: Recording

    To switch between stereo and mono channel Press >Tap Settings > Turn on stereo or Turn on mono in the interface where • the radio is played. To setup the sleeping mode • Press > Setting > Sleep. To minimize the radio •...
  • Page 34: Camera

    Camera You can take a photo or record a video by pressing the camera key. Before taking a photo, you can improve it by using the Scenes feature. You can share a photo or a video with friends, or upload your photos and videos to a web service. From the viewfinder, you can view an album containing all photos and videos that you have taken using the camera.
  • Page 35: Using The Still Camera

    To switch off the camera in the viewfinder of the camera. • Using the still camera To take a photo Press the camera key to activate the camera. Point the camera at the target. Press the key by half so that auto focus function could be activated. When the focus view turns green, press the key to the bottom.
  • Page 36 To record the video which will be sent via MMS Press the camera key to activate the camera. If video mode is not chosen, tap Tap MMS. Press the camera key or tap to start recording, but the record length of this video format is limited.
  • Page 37: Cmcc Services

    CMCC services CMCC e100 e100 is a one-stop self-service offering to China Mobile customers that includes the following: Online business shop: call 10086 to access the self-service voice system and get information on various services and the latest discount offers, or check your voice calls bill, take out a subscription, and check out our Monternet services.
  • Page 38: Navigation

    With one device only, you can manage both your communication and navigation needs, and save yourself the trouble of asking the way! Sony Ericsson does not warrant the accuracy of any location services, including but not limited to navigational services.
  • Page 39 To use the full screen mode When you are watching the TV program, you could enter into horizontal screen interface if you put the mobile phone horizontally. In the horizontal play interface, tap to enter into the full screen mode. In the full screen mode interface, tap to play with modes other than the full screen mode.
  • Page 40: Search

    Search You can search various content, such as contacts, messages and applications in your phone or you can search online for various information. To perform a search in your phone From the Home screen, tap Device Search > Enter your search text in the search field and tap again.
  • Page 41: Wlan

    WLAN Using WLAN you can access the Internet wirelessly with your phone. To turn on WLAN From the Home screen, tap the applications bar. Tap Settings > Wireless Lan Settings. Mark the WLAN checkbox. The phone will now scan for available WLAN networks. It may take a few seconds before the WLAN connection is enabled.
  • Page 42: Bluetooth™ Wireless Technology

    Bluetooth™ wireless technology The Bluetooth™ function creates a wireless connection to other Bluetooth™ devices, for example, handsfree devices. A range within 10 metres (33 feet), with no solid objects in between, is recommended. You must turn on the Bluetooth™ function to communicate with other devices.
  • Page 43: Updating Your Phone

    Updating your phone You can update your phone to the most recent software for optimal performance and to get the latest enhancements. Updates can be downloaded wirelessly directly from your phone via the Internet by using a 2G/3G mobile data connection, or by using a WLAN network connection.
  • Page 44: Synchronising With The Ophone Desk Suite

    Synchronising with the OPhone desk suite You can synchronise data such as contacts, calendar items, text messages and emails using the OPhone desk suite. First, you need to install the application on your PC. To install the OPhone desk suite Insert the CD supplied into the PC.
  • Page 45: Compass

    Compass To activate the compass • Find and tap Compass in the Home screen. When the compass signal is weak, the mobile phone will give a “Make Calibration” notification. In order to get better compass signal, you need to turn you mobile phone to different directions, otherwise the data on the compass will not be accurate.
  • Page 46: Torch

    Torch To activate the torch • Find and tap Torch in the Home screen. To use the torch Find and tap Torch in the Home screen. Tap On. Tap Off, it will be switched off. You could also set the torch On for 1 minute, after which it will be switched off automatically. If you need emergency help, tap SOS.
  • Page 47: Imei

    IMEI To view your IMEI number • You can find the IMEI number under the battery. This is an Internet version of this publication. © Print only for private use.
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    Remove and re-insert the battery and SIM card. Then restart your phone. • Update your phone. Whether or not you have the latest software version, running the Sony Ericsson Update Service can improve software stability and solve problems. Updating your phone will also make sure you get an optimal performance and the latest enhancements.
  • Page 49: Error Messages

    The SIM card might not be working properly. Insert your SIM card in another phone. If the SIM card works, then it is probably your phone that is causing the problem. In this case, contact the nearest Sony Ericsson service centre. Emergency calls only You are within range of a network, but you are not allowed to use it.
  • Page 50: Legal Information

    Ericsson is a trademark or registered trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. Bluetooth is a trademark or registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG and any such use by Sony Ericsson is under license. China Mobile, Fetion and 139Mail are trademarks or registered trademarks of China Mobile Communications Corporation.
  • Page 51: Index

    Index deleting an item ..........22 139Mail ..............37 pages ...............22 all files ..............31 IMEI .................47 international calls .............25 Internet settings ............12 backing up ...............37 battery ...............8 Bluetooth™ .............42 keyboard ..............23 pairing ..............42 visibility ............42 locks IMEI ..............47 Calendar ..............29 PIN ..............49 calls .................25 PUK ..............49 muting the ringtone .........25...
  • Page 52 screen lock ..............10 search ..............40 local search .............40 web search ............40 Security ..............17 settings Internet ............12 messaging ............12 WLAN ..............12 Settings ..............11 SIM card inserting .............8 SMS .................27 Sound settings ............15 status bar ..............20 symbols ..............23 synchronising contacts ...........44 text entry ..............23 input method ...........23 messages ............27...

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