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Siemens Gigaset S79H User Manual

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Gigaset Communications GmbH
Frankenstr. 2a, D-46395 Bocholt
Manufactured by Gigaset Communications GmbH
under trademark license of Siemens AG.
As of 1 Oct. 2011 Gigaset products bearing the
trademark 'Siemens' will exclusively use the trademark 'Gigaset' .
© Gigaset Communications GmbH 2010
All rights reserved. Subject to availability.
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  Summary of Contents for Siemens Gigaset S79H

  • Page 1 Manufactured by Gigaset Communications GmbH under trademark license of Siemens AG. As of 1 Oct. 2011 Gigaset products bearing the trademark 'Siemens' will exclusively use the trademark 'Gigaset' . © Gigaset Communications GmbH 2010 All rights reserved. Subject to availability.
  • Page 2: Gigaset S79H - More Than Just A Telephone

    Gigaset S79H – more than just a telephone Gigaset S79H – more than just a telephone Your telephone sets new standards for the way you communicate at home. The configuration and user interface of the cordless phone are excellent, providing you with first-class voice quality in speaker mode, while the USB port offers you enormous flexibility.
  • Page 3: The Handset At A Glance

    The handset at a glance The handset at a glance ¢ 1 Display in idle status 2 Battery charge status ( page 14) ¢ 3 Side keys ¢ Set call ( page 42) or ¢ ringtone volume ( page 43) 4 Display keys ( ¢...
  • Page 4: Display Symbols

    The handset at a glance Display symbols The following symbols are displayed dependent on the settings and the operating status of your telephone: ¢ Signal strength i ( page 35) ¢ or Eco Mode+ icon ¼ ( page 35) ¢ Ringtone switched off ( page 44) ¢...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Gigaset S79H – more than just a telephone ......1 The handset at a glance ..........2 Display symbols .
  • Page 6 Contents Using the Network Mailbox ........34 Configuring fast access for the Network Mailbox .
  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions Safety precautions Warning Be sure to read this user guide and the safety precautions before using your telephone. Explain their content and the potential hazards associated with using the telephone to your children. Use only the power adapter supplied, as indicated on the underside of the base. Use only rechargeable batteries that correspond to the specification provided on page 52, as this could otherwise result in significant health risks and personal injury.
  • Page 8: First Steps

    First steps First steps Checking the package contents One Gigaset S79H handset Two batteries One battery cover One charger One power adapter One belt clip One plastic headset socket cover One user guide...
  • Page 9: Setting Up The Charger

    First steps Setting up the charger The charger is designed for use in dry rooms in a temperature range of +5°C to +45°C. ¤ Place the charger on a level, non-slip surface or mount it on the wall ¢ page 56). Please note Pay attention to the range of the base.
  • Page 10: Setting Up The Handset For Use

    First steps Setting up the handset for use The display and keypad are protected by plastic films. Remove the protective films! Inserting the batteries and closing the battery cover Warning Use only rechargeable batteries recommended by Gigaset Communications ¢ GmbH ( page 52), i.e., never use a conventional (non-rechargeable) battery, as this could result in significant health risks and personal injury.
  • Page 11 First steps ¤ Insert the plastic cover provided for the headset socket to ensure optimum sound in speaker mode. Attaching the belt clip The handset has notches on each side to attach the belt clip. ¤ To attach – press the belt clip onto the back of the handset so that the protrusions on the belt clip engage with the notches.
  • Page 12: Registering The Handset

    First steps Registering the handset A Gigaset S79H handset can be registered on up to four bases. You must initiate handset registration on the handset (1) and on the base (2). When the registration process has completed successfully, the handset returns to idle status.
  • Page 13 First steps Initial charging and discharging of the batteries The correct charge level can only be displayed if the batteries are first fully charged and discharged. ¤ Charge the handset for 8.5 hours in the charger. ¤ Then remove the handset from the charger and do not replace it until the batteries 8.5 hrs...
  • Page 14: Setting The Date And Time

    First steps Setting the date and time Set the date and time so that the correct date and time can be assigned to incoming calls, and so that the alarm can be used. ¤ §Time§ Press the key below on the dis- play screen to open the input field.
  • Page 15: Charge Status Of The Batteries

    First steps ¤ Back Save §Save§ Press the key below on the dis- play screen to confirm your entry. Date/Time ‰ The display shows Saved. You will hear a Saved confirmation tone and the handset will automatically return to idle status. Display in idle status Once the phone is registered and the time is set, the idle status is shown as in this example.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Headset

    First steps Connecting the headset After removing the plastic cover, you can connect a head- set to the left-hand side of your handset with the 2.5 mm jack connector. See the relevant product page at for information on recommended headsets. The headset volume corresponds to the settings for the ¢...
  • Page 17: What Would You Like To Do Next

    First steps What would you like to do next? Now you have successfully set up your Gigaset, you will certainly want to adapt it to your personal requirements. Use the following guide to quickly locate the most important subjects. If you are unfamiliar with menu-driven devices such as other Gigaset telephones, ¢...
  • Page 18: Using The Phone

    Using the phone Using the phone Using the control key The side of the control key that you must press in the respective operating situation is marked in black below (top, bottom, right, left, centre), e.g., v for "press right on the control key" or w for "press the centre of the control key".
  • Page 19: Using The Display Keys

    Using the phone Using the display keys The functions of the display keys change depending on the particular operating sit- uation. Example: Current display key functions. Back Save Display keys Some important display keys: Options Open a menu for further functions. Confirm selection.
  • Page 20: Using The Menus

    Using the phone Using the menus Your telephone's functions are accessed using a menu that has a number of levels. • The menu display can be complete (expert mode ) or restricted (standard mode). Expert mode is the active default setting. •...
  • Page 21: Activating/Deactivating The Handset

    Using the phone Reverting to idle status You can revert to idle status from anywhere in the menu as follows: ¤ Press and hold the end call key a. ¤ Do not press any key: after 2 minutes the display will automatically revert to idle status.
  • Page 22: Using This Guide

    Using the phone Using this guide The operating steps are shown in abbreviated form. Example: The illustration: ¢ ¢ ¢ Ï Display Large Font (³ = on) means: ¤ Press right on the control key v to open the main menu. ¤...
  • Page 23 Using the phone Display ¤ Press down on the control key s Screensaver ´ until the Large Font menu option Large Font appears on the display. Colour Schemes Backlight Back Change ¤ §Change§ Press the display key activate/deactivate the function. Display Screensaver The change is effective immediately...
  • Page 24: Menu Overview

    Menu overview Menu overview Setting standard mode or expert mode • • The menu display can be Complete (expert mode ) or Simplified (standard mode). Menu options that are only available in expert mode are marked with the icon. To change these settings: Ï...
  • Page 25 Menu overview Ï Settings ¢ Date/Time page 13 ¢ Audio Settings Handset Volume page 42 ¢ Handsfree Profiles • page 43 ¢ Advisory Tones page 45 ¢ Ringtones(Handset) page 43 Ringtones (Base) • (dependent on base) Music on hold (dependent on base) ¢...
  • Page 26: Making Calls

    Making calls Making calls Accepting a call ¢ The handset indicates an incoming call in If the backlight is deactivated ( page 41) it three ways: by ringing, by a display on the screen and by the flashing talk key c. is switched on by pressing any key.
  • Page 27: Using Speaker Mode

    Making calls Using speaker mode Switching to mute In speaker mode, instead of holding the You can deactivate the microphone in your handset to your ear you can put it down, for handset during an external call. example on the table in front of you. This Press key to mute the handset.
  • Page 28: Using The Directory And Lists

    Using the Directory and lists Using the Directory and Saving a number in the Directory ¢ <New Entry> lists ¤ You can enter data in the following fields: First Name: / Surname: The options are: Enter first names and/or surnames. Directory If you do not enter a name in either of the Redial List...
  • Page 29: Managing Directory Entries

    Using the Directory and lists Order of Directory entries Managing Directory entries Directory entries are generally sorted alpha- Viewing entries ¢ s (Select entry) betically by surname. Spaces and digits take first priority. If only the first name was §View§ entered in the Directory, this is incorporated Press the display key.
  • Page 30 Using the Directory and lists Copy Entry Please note: to Internal: Send a single entry to a hand- ¢ Entries with identical numbers are not set ( page 29). overwritten on the receiving handset. vCard via SMS: Send a single entry in The transfer is cancelled if the phone vCard format via SMS.
  • Page 31 Using the Directory and lists Storing an anniversary in the ØðÚ Directory For each number in the Directory, you can save an anniversary and specify a time at which a reminder call should be made on the anniversary (default setting: Anniver- Miller, sary: Off).
  • Page 32: Using The Redial List

    Using the Directory and lists Using the Redial List Using the Incoming SMS Message List (dependent The Redial List contains the twenty numbers on base) last dialled with the handset (max. 32 digits). If one of the numbers is in the Directory, the corresponding name is displayed.
  • Page 33: Opening Lists With The Message Key

    Using the Directory and lists Viewing a list entry Opening lists with the message key New messages are displayed at the top. Use the message key f to open the follow- Example of list entries: ing list selection: All Calls Answering Machine List (dependent on ™...
  • Page 34: Using The Missed Alarms List

    Using the Directory and lists After pressing the message key f, you can Each entry is displayed with: see all lists containing messages and the Number or name Network Mailbox List. Date and time Lists containing new messages are at the top The most recent entry is at the head of the of the list and are marked in a bold font.
  • Page 35: Using The Network Mailbox

    (Ø = selected). Bases without an Answering Machine: ¢ ¢ Ì Network Mailbox To continue: Enter the number for the Net- work Mailbox. §Save§ Press the display key. The setting for fast access applies to all Gigaset S79H handsets.
  • Page 36: Eco Dect

    ECO DECT Í ¢ ¢ ECO DECT Calendar Oct 2009 You are helping to protect the environment with your Gigaset handset. Reducing energy consumption By using an energy-saving power supply, your telephone consumes less power. Reducing radiation (dependent on Back Options base) The current day is selected (highlighted...
  • Page 37 Setting an appointment (Calendar) Signal: Managing appointments Í ¢ ¢ Select the reminder type. Calendar §Save§ Press the display key. Editing individual appointments Please note Select a day in the graphical Cal- If you have already saved thirty appoint- endar and press the control key w.
  • Page 38: Displaying Missed Appointments, Anniversaries

    Setting the Alarm Clock Displaying missed Setting the Alarm Clock appointments, anniversaries Prerequisite: The date and time have ¢ already been set ( page 13). Missed appointments/anniversaries ¢ page 30) are displayed in the Missed Alarms List if: Activating/deactivating the Alarm Clock and setting the wake-up You do not accept an appointment/anni- time...
  • Page 39: Using A Handset As A Room Monitor

    Using a handset as a Room Monitor Deactivating the wake-up call/ If you accept an incoming call, the Room Monitor is suspended for the duration of the repeating after a pause (Snooze call, but the function remains activated. mode) If you deactivate then reactivate the hand- Prerequisite: A wake-up call is sounding.
  • Page 40 Using a handset as a Room Monitor Activating the Room Monitor and Changing the set destination entering the destination number number É É ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ Room Monitor Room Monitor ¤ ¤ You can enter data in the following fields: Enter and save number as described in "Activating the Room Monitor and enter- Activation:...
  • Page 41: Setting Up The Handset

    Setting up the handset Setting up the handset ¤ Briefly press the digit key. Press the display key with the number/ Your handset is preconfigured, but you can name (abbreviated if necessary) to select change the settings to suit your individual the number requirements.
  • Page 42: Changing The Display Language

    Setting up the handset Changing the display Select screensaver and press §OK§ language §Save§ Press the display key. Briefly press the end call key a to return to You can view the display texts in different the idle display. languages. Ï...
  • Page 43: Setting Keypad Illumination

    Setting up the handset ¤ You can enter data in the following fields: Changing the speaker/ In Charger earpiece volume Select On or Off. Out of Charger You can set the loudspeaker volume for Select On or Off. speaker mode and the earpiece volume to five different levels.
  • Page 44: Setting A Handsfree Profile

    Setting up the handset Setting a handsfree profile Setting volume/melodies In idle status: Ï ¢ ¢ In idle state, you can set various handsfree Audio Settings ¢ ¢ profiles to optimally adapt your phone to Ringtones(Handset) Volume / your environment. Melodies Profile 1 Setting volume/melodies for...
  • Page 45: Using The Resource Directory

    Setting up the handset In idle status: Using the Resource Directory Ï ¢ ¢ Audio Settings ¢ ¢ The Resource Directory on the handset man- Ringtones(Handset) Anon. Calls ages sounds, which you can use as ring- Silent tones, and pictures (Caller Pictures and §Change§...
  • Page 46: Activating/Deactivating Advisory Tones

    Setting up the handset • You can set the volume during playback. Activating/deactivating §Options§ Open menu. Advisory Tones §OK§ Volume Select and press Your handset uses Advisory Tones to tell you Set volume. about different activities and statuses. The §Save§ Press the display key.
  • Page 47: Setting Your Own Area Code

    Setting up the handset • • Setting your own area Restoring the handset code default settings To transfer phone numbers (e.g., in vCards), You can reset individual settings and it is essential that your area code (interna- changes that you have made. tional and local area code) is saved on the The following settings are not affected by a phone.
  • Page 48: Service (Customer Care)

    Service (Customer Care) You have questions? As a Gigaset customer, you can take advantage of our comprehensive serv- ice offerings. You can find help quickly in this User Manual and in the service pages of our Gigaset online portal. Please register your phone right after purchase. This enables us to provide you with even better service regarding questions or a warranty claim.
  • Page 49: Questions And Answers

    Questions and answers You hear an error tone when keying an input (a descending tone sequence). If you have any questions about the use of Action has failed/invalid input. ¥ your phone, you can contact us 24/7 at Repeat the operation. Watch the display and refer to the user guide
  • Page 50: Guarantee Certificate

    Guarantee Certificate This Guarantee shall apply to new devices purchased in the European Union. For United Kingdom Products sold in the United Kingdom the Guarantee is issued by: Gigaset Commu- Without prejudice to any claim the user (cus- nications UK Limited, Quatro House, Lyon tomer) may have in relation to the dealer or Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7ER.
  • Page 51: Guarantee Certificate

    Guarantee Certificate This Guarantee shall not apply to or extend to services performed by the Ireland authorised dealer or the customer them- selves (e.g. installation, configuration, Without prejudice to any claim the user (cus- software downloads). User manuals and tomer) may have in relation to the dealer or any software supplied on a separate data retailer, the customer shall be granted a medium shall be excluded from the Guar-...
  • Page 52: Caring For Your Environment

    Caring for your environment Caring for your Ecological energy consumption ¢ The use of ECO DECT ( page 35) saves environment energy and makes an active contribution towards protecting the environment. Our environmental mission Disposal statement Batteries should not be disposed of in gen- We, Gigaset Communications GmbH, bear eral household waste.
  • Page 53: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Specifications Batteries Caring for your telephone Technology: ¤ Nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) Wipe the device with a damp cloth or an antistatic cloth. Do not use solvent or a Size: AAA (Micro, HR03) microfibre cloth. Voltage: 1.2 V ¤ Impairments in the high-gloss finish can Capacity: 550 - 1000 mAh be carefully removed using display pol-...
  • Page 54: Writing And Editing Text

    Appendix General specifications The first letter of the name of Directory entries is automatically capitalised, fol- lowed by lower case letters. DECT standard Is supported GAP standard Is supported Setting upper/lower case or digits Repeatedly press the hash key # to No.
  • Page 55: Accessing Additional Functions Via The Pc Interface

    Accessing additional functions via the PC interface Accessing additional Completing a firmware update ¤ Connect your phone to your PC using a ¢ functions via the PC USB data cable ( page 15). ¤ interface Start the "Gigaset QuickSync" program on your PC.
  • Page 56 Accessing additional functions via the PC interface If the update procedure fails several times or you can no longer connect to the PC, pro- ceed as follows (emergency update): ¤ Close the "Gigaset QuickSync" program on the PC. ¤ Remove the USB data cable from the tel- ephone.
  • Page 57: Accessories

    Accessing additional functions via the PC interface Accessories Ordering Gigaset products You can order Gigaset products from your specialist retailer. Use only original accessories. This will avoid possible health risks and personal injury, and also ensure that all the relevant regulations are complied with. Mounting the charger on the wall 21 mm approx.
  • Page 58: Index

    Index Index ......Calendar Call ......accepting .
  • Page 59 Index order of entries ........saving anniversary Handset .
  • Page 60 Index Internal ....... . . call Making calls ......making calls .
  • Page 61 Index Snooze mode ......Sound, see Ringtone ..... . . Package contents Speaker .