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Samsung Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone User Manual

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Samsung Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone

Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone

Using this manual

Thank you for purchasing this Samsung mobile device. This device will provide you with high-quality mobile communication and entertainment based on Samsung’s exceptional technology and high standards. This user manual has been specially designed to guide you through the functions and features of your device.

Read me first

  • Please read all safety precautions and this manual carefully before using your device to ensure safe and proper use.
  • The descriptions in this manual are based on the default settings of your device.
  • Images and screenshots used in this user manual may differ in appearance from the actual product.
  • Content in this user manual may differ from the product, or software provided by service providers or carriers, and is subject to change without prior notice. Refer to Samsung for the latest version of the user manual.
  • Available features and additional services may vary by device, software, or service provider.
  • Formatting and delivery of this user manual is based on the Google Android operating system and may vary depending on the user’s operating system.
  • Applications and their functions may vary by country, region, or hardware specifications. Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by third-party applications.
  • Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by user editing of registry settings.
  • You may upgrade your mobile device’s software by accessing Samsung.

Assembling

Unpack
Check your product box for the following items:

  • Mobile device
  • Battery
  • Travel adapter (charger)
  • User manual

Install the SIM or USIM card and battery

When you subscribe to a cellular service, you will receive a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, with subscription details, such as your personal identification number (PIN) and optional services. To use UMTS or HSDPA services, you can purchase a Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) card.

To install the SIM or USIM card and battery,

  1. If the device is on, press and hold [ ] and select Power off to turn it off.
  2. Remove the back cover.
  3. Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 1Insert the SIM or USIM card.
  4. Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 2 Insert the battery.
  5. Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 3 Replace the back cover

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Charge the battery
Before using the device for the first time, you must charge the battery. You can charge the device with the provided travel adapter or by connecting the device to a PC with a PC data cable.

Charge with the travel adapter

  1. Open the cover to the multifunction jack on the top of the device.
  2. Plug the small end of the travel adapter into the multifunction jack.
  3. Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 5 Plug the large end of the travel adapter into a power outlet.

Insert a memory card (optional)
To store additional multimedia files, you must insert a memory card. Your device accepts microSD™ or microSDHC™ memory cards with maximum capacities of 32 GB (depending on the memory card manufacturer and type).

  1. Remove the back cover.
  2. Insert a memory card with the gold-colored contacts facing down.
  3. Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 6 Push the memory card in the memory card slot until it locks in place.
  4. Replace the back cover.

Remove the memory card
Before removing a memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.

  1. In Idle mode, select Applications → Settings → SD card & phone storage → Unmount SD card.
  2. Remove the back cover.
  3. Push the memory card gently until it disengages from the device.
  4. Pull the memory card out of the memory card slot.
  5. Replace the back cover.

Attach a hand strap (optional)

  1. Remove the back cover.
  2. Slide a hand strap through the slot and hook it over the small projection.
  3. Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 7Replace the back cover.

Getting started

Turn your device on and off
To turn on your device,

  1. Press and hold [ ].
  2. If you turn on your device for the first time, tap the Android image and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device.

To turn off your device, press and hold [ ] and select Power off.

Device layout

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Keys

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Indicator icons
Icons shown on the display may vary depending on your region or service provider.

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Enter text
You can enter text with the virtual keypad of the screen or the external QWERTY keyboard.

Enter text using the virtual keypad
When you select the input field, the input panel with a QWERTY keyboard appears. Select characters on the keypad.

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Copy and paste the text
While you are entering text, you can use the copy-and-paste feature to use text in other applications.

  1. Place the cursor where you want to start.
  2. Tap and hold the text input field.
  3. Select Select text from the option list.
  4. Tap on the place where you want to end.
  5. Tap and hold the highlighted text.
  6. Select Copy to copy, or Cut to cut the text onto the clipboard.
  7. In another application, tap and hold the text input field.
  8. Select Paste to insert the text from the clipboard into the text field.

Communication

Calling
Learn to use calling functions, such as making and answering calls, using options available during a call, or customizing and using call-related features.

Make a call

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list select Phone → Keypad, and enter an area code and a phone number.
  2. Select to make a call.
  3. To end the call, select End.

Messaging
Learn to create and send text (SMS) or multimedia (MMS) messages, and view or manage messages you have sent or received.

Send a text message

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Messaging → New message.
  2. Select Contacts. You can enter a number manually or select one from the logs or contact groups by selecting another option.
  3. Select contacts and select Add.
  4. Select Type to compose and enter your message text. To insert emoticons, press [ ] → Insert smiley.
  5. Select Send to send the message.

Google Mail
You can retrieve new email messages from Google Mail™ to your Inbox. When you access this application, the Inbox screen appears. The total number of unread messages displays in the title bar and unread messages are displayed in bold. If you have labeled a message, its label appears in a colored rectangle on the message.

Send an email message

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Google Mail.
  2. Press [ ] → Compose.
  3. Enter a name or address in the recipient field.
  4. Enter a subject and message.
  5. To attach an image file, press [ ] → Attach → a file.
  6. Select Send to send the message.

Entertainment

Camera
Learn how to capture and view photos and videos. You can take photos at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.2 megapixels) and videos at resolutions up to 320 x 240 pixels. To use the camera, you must first insert a memory card.

Capture a photo

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Camera.
  2. Rotate the device anti-clockwise to the landscape view.
  3. Aim the lens at the subject and make any necessary adjustments.
  4. Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 21 Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 22 Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 23 Press the Volume key to zoom in or out.
  5. Select to take a photo. The photo is saved automatically.

Record a video

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Camera.
  2. Rotate the device anti-clockwise to the landscape view.
  3. Select to switch to the camcorder.
  4. Aim the lens at the subject and make any necessary adjustments.
  5. Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 24 Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 25 Samsung Galaxy Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone 26 Press the Volume key to zoom in or out.
  6. Select to start recording.
  7. Select to stop recording. The video is saved automatically.

Personal information

Contacts
Learn to create and manage a list of your personal or business contacts. You can save names, mobile phone numbers, home phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, and more for your contacts.

Create a contact

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Contacts.
  2. Select.
  3. Select a memory location. If you have more than one account, select an account to which you want to add the contact.
  4. Enter contact information.
  5. Select Save to add the contact to memory.

Calendar
Learn to create and manage daily, weekly, or monthly events, and set alarms to remind yourself of important events.

Create an event

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Calendar.
  2. Press [ ] → Create.
  3. Enter the details of the event as required.
  4. Select Save.

Memo
Learn to record important information to save and view at a later date.

Create a memo

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Memo.
  2. Select Create memo or press [ ] → Create.
  3. Enter your memo text.
  4. Press [ ] to hide the keypad.
  5. Select a color to change the background color.
  6. Select Save.

Voice Recorder
Learn to operate your device’s voice recorder. To use the voice recorder, you must first insert a memory card.

Record a voice memo

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Voice Recorder.
  2. Select to start recording.
  3. Speak into the microphone.
  4. When you are finished recording a memo, select . Your memo is saved automatically.
  5. To record more voice memos, select from the bottom of the screen.

Connectivity

Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology capable of exchanging information over a distance of about 10 m without requiring a physical connection. You do not need to line up the devices to beam information with Bluetooth. If the devices are within range of one another, you can exchange information between them even if they are located in different rooms.

Wi-Fi
Learn to use your device’s wireless networking capabilities to activate and connect to any wireless local area network (WLAN) compatible with the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standards. You can connect to the internet or other network devices anywhere an access point or wireless hotspot is available.

AllShare
Learn to use the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) service that enables you to share media files between DLNA-enabled devices in your home over a WLAN. You must first activate the WLAN feature and add a WLAN.

USB tethering and portable hotspot
Learn to set your device as a wireless modem or wireless access point for PCs or other devices, and share your device’s mobile network connection.

PC connections
Learn to connect your device to a PC with an optional PC data cable in various USB connection modes. By connecting the device to a PC, you can transfer data to and from your device directly and use the Samsung Kies program.

VPN connections
You can create virtual private networks (VPN) and connect to your private network securely through a public network, such as the Internet.

Settings

Access the Settings menu

  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings.
  2. Select a setting category and select an option.

Wireless & networks
Change the settings for wireless network connections.

Airplane mode
Disable all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.

Wi-Fi settings

  • Wi-Fi: Turn the WLAN feature on or off.
  • Network notification: Set the device to notify you when an open network is available.
  • Add Wi-Fi network: Add WLAN APs manually.

Bluetooth settings

  • Bluetooth: Turn the Bluetooth wireless feature on or off.
  • Device name: Set a Bluetooth name for your device.
  • Visible: Set your device to be visible to other Bluetooth devices.
  • Scan devices: Search for available Bluetooth devices.

Call settings
Customize the settings for calling features.

Fixed Dialing Numbers

  • Enable FDN: Activate or deactivate FDN mode to restrict calls to numbers in the FDN list. You must enter the PIN2 supplied with your SIM or USIM card and reboot the device.
  • Change PIN2: Change the PIN2, which is used to protect the primary PIN.
  • FDN list: Set up a list of contacts for fixed dialing.

Sound
Change the settings for various sounds on your device.

  • Silent mode: Activate the silent mode to mute all sounds except media sounds and alarm ringtones.
  • Vibrate: Set when the device will vibrate for various events.
  • Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, alarm ringtones, system sound, and notification ringtones.
  • Phone ringtone: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.

Troubleshooting

When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it prompts you to enter one of the following codes:

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Your device displays “Service unavailable” or “Network error”

  • When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move to another area and try again.
  • You cannot access some options without a subscription. Contact your service provider for more details.

The touch screen responds slowly or improperly
If your device has a touch screen and the touch screen is not responding properly, try the following:

  • Remove any protective covers from the touch screen. Protective covers may prevent the device from recognising your inputs and are not recommended for touchscreen devices.
  • Ensure that your hands are clean and dry when tapping the touch screen.
  • Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
  • Ensure that your device software is upgraded to the latest version.
  • If the touch screen is scratched or damaged, take it to your local Samsung Service Centre.

Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold [ ] for 8-10 seconds. The device will reboot automatically. If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings → Privacy → Factory data reset → Reset phone → Erase everything.

Calls are being dropped
When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose your connection to the network. Move to another area and try again.

Outgoing calls are not connected

  • Ensure that you have pressed the Dial key.
  • Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
  • Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialing.

Incoming calls are not connected

  • Ensure that your device is turned on.
  • Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
  • Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number.

Others cannot hear you speaking on a call

  • Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
  • Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
  • If using a headset, ensure that it is properly connected.

Safety precautions

To prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your device, read all of the following information before using your device.

Warning
Prevent electric shock, fire, and explosion

  • Do not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical sockets
  • Do not touch the power cord with wet hands, or disconnect the charger by pulling on the cord
  • Do not bend or damage the power cord
  • Do not use your device while charging or touch your device with wet hands
  • Do not short-circuit the charger or the battery
  • Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the battery
  • Do not charge the battery with chargers that are not approved by the manufacturer
  • Do not use your device during a thunderstorm
  • Do not handle a damaged or leaking Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery

Disclaimer

Some content and services accessible through this device belong to third parties and are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, and/or other intellectual property laws. Such content and services are provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You may not use any content or services in a manner that has not been authorized by the content owner or service provider.

Without limiting the foregoing, unless expressly authorized by the applicable content owner or service provider, you may not modify, copy, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium any content or services displayed through this device.

“THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” SAMSUNG DOES NOT WARRANT CONTENT OR SERVICES SO PROVIDED, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY, FOR ANY PURPOSE. SAMSUNG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SAMSUNG DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, VALIDITY, TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS DEVICE AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SAMSUNG BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ATTORNEY FEES, EXPENSES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN, OR AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.”

Third-party services may be terminated or interrupted at any time, and Samsung makes no representation or warranty that any content or service will remain available for any period. Content and services are transmitted by third parties using networks and transmission facilities over which Samsung has no control.

Without limiting the generality of this disclaimer, Samsung expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any interruption or suspension of any content or service made available through this device. Samsung is neither responsible nor liable for customer service related to the content and services. Any question or request for service relating to the content or services should be made directly to the respective content and service providers.

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FAQS About Samsung Galaxy  551 GT-I5510 Keypad Phone

What operating system does it run on?

The Samsung Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 runs on the Android operating system.

Does it have a physical keyboard?

Yes, it features a physical QWERTY keyboard, making it convenient for users who prefer tactile input.

What are its key features?

Key features include a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, a 3.15 MP camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth support, and expandable storage via microSD card.

Can it run modern apps?

While it may not support the latest apps due to its older hardware and software, it can still run a variety of apps available on the Android platform, albeit with potential limitations.

Is it still supported by Samsung?

As this model is older, it may no longer receive official support or software updates from Samsung. However, users can still find community support and resources online.

What is its battery life like?

Battery life varies based on usage, but it typically offers moderate usage time on a single charge.

Does it support 3G or 4G networks?

The Samsung Galaxy 551 GT-I5510 supports 3G networks but does not support 4G/LTE connectivity.

Can it be used for multimedia purposes?

While it may not offer the same multimedia capabilities as newer smartphones, it can still handle basic multimedia tasks such as music playback, video viewing, and web browsing.

Is it suitable for gaming?

Its hardware may not be optimized for modern gaming, but it can run lighter games and casual gaming apps.

Is it still available for purchase?

Since it is an older model, it may be challenging to find brand new units for purchase, but second-hand or refurbished units may be available through various channels.

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