Setting up the telephone for use
Setting up the handset for use
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 Gigaset Communications GmbH *
(page 6), i.e. never use a conventional (non-
rechargeable) battery pack as this may cause sig-
nificant damage to health and property. For
example, the outer casing of the battery 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.
Only use the battery charger supplied.
Only place the handset in the charging cradle
that is intended for it.
* Gigaset Communications GmbH is a trademark
licensee of Siemens AG.
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.
Registering the handset
A Gigaset A16/A26 handset can be registered on
up to four base stations.
You must initiate handset registration on the hand-
set and on the base station.
After it has registered, the handset returns to idle
status. If several handsets are registered on 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 regis-
tered), handset number four is de-registered and
On the base station
To find out how to register the handset on the base
station, see the user guide for the base station.
On the handset
(default setting: 0000)
flashes in the display
Registration can take up to 5 minutes.
You can register the Gigaset A16/A26 handset on
the Gigaset A160/A260/A165/A265 base station
automatically too. Precondition: The handset is
not registered on a base station. Place the handset
in the charging cradle of the base station with its
display facing forward. You will hear a confirma-
tion tone. Leave the handset in the base station
until it is registered.
Charging the battery pack
Plug the mains unit for the charging cradle into the
socket and place the handset in the charging cradle
with the display facing forward.
To charge the battery pack, leave the handset in
the charging cradle for approx. 5 hours. The bat-
tery pack is now fully charged. The charge status of
the battery pack is only correctly displayed after
uninterrupted charging/discharging. Therefore you
should not interrupt the charging process.
Charging is electronically controlled to prevent
overcharging. The battery pack heats up during
charging. This is normal and not dangerous. After
a time its charge capacity will decrease for techni-
You must set the date and time to ensure that the
times of calls are logged correctly (see Menu tree
Enter the base station PIN