This device uses non-harmonised frequency and is intended for use in all European countries. The WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors in France.
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Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your phone depending on the software of the phone or your service provider.
GD900 User Guide
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Congratulations on your purchase of the advanced and compact GD900 phone by LG, designed to operate with the latest digital mobile communication technology.
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Contents Set up
Using call barring ....................................33
Changing the common call setting ..34 Getting to know your phone ............... 8 Changing your video call settings.....34 Open view .................................................10 Installing the SIM and battery ...........11 Contacts .....................................................35 Searching for a contact .........................35 Charging your phone............................13 Adding a new contact ...........................35 Memory card ............................................14 Creating a group......................................36 Menu map .................................................16
Your home screen Touch screen tips .....................................17 Customising the home screen............18 Get in touch with your GD900 ............19 Quick keys ..................................................20 Touch screen .............................................21 Viewing the status bar ...........................26 Using the Multi - tasking function.....28
The basics Calls .............................................................29 Making a call or a video call.................29 Calling your contacts .............................29 Answering and rejecting a call ...........29 In-call options ...........................................30 Adjusting call volume ............................31 Speed dialling ..........................................31 Making a second call..............................31 Turning off DTMF.....................................32 Viewing your call logs ............................32 Using call divert .......................................33
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Changing your contact settings.........36 Viewing information ..............................37
Messaging .................................................38 Messaging ..................................................38 Sending a message.................................38 Entering text..............................................39 T9 predictive .............................................39 Abc manual ...............................................39 Setting up your email ............................39 Sending an email using your new account .......................................................40 Changing your email settings.............40 Message folders .......................................41 Using templates .......................................42 Using emoticons ......................................42 Changing your text message settings........................................................42 Changing your multimedia message settings........................................................43 Changing your other settings .............44
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Get creative Camera .......................................................45 Getting to know the viewfinder ........45 Taking a quick photo..............................46 Once you’ve taken the photo .............46 Using the flash ..........................................47 Adjusting the exposure.........................48 Adjusting the zoom ................................48 Taking a continuous shot .....................49 Using the advanced settings...............49 Changing the image size ......................51 Choosing a colour effect.......................51 Using the inner camera .........................52 Viewing your saved photos .................52
Video camera ...........................................53 Getting to know the viewfinder.........53 Shooting a quick video .........................54 After shooting a video ...........................54 Adjusting the exposure.........................55 Using the advanced settings...............55 Changing the video image size..........57 Choosing a colour tone .........................58 Using the inner video camera.............58 Watching your saved videos ...............59 Watching your videos on TV................59
Your photos and videos .......................60 Viewing your photos and videos .......60
Using zoom when viewing a video or photo ...........................................................60 Adjusting the volume when viewing a video ............................................................60 Setting a photo as wallpaper ..............60 Editing your photos ................................61 Adding text to a photo ..........................62 Adding an effect to a photo ................62 Cropping a photo ...................................62 Adding a colour accent to a photo ...63 Swapping colours in a photo ..............63 Editing your videos .................................63 Trimming the length of the video .....64 Merging two videos ...............................64 Merging a photo with a video ............65 Adding text to a video ...........................65 Overlaying a photo .................................66 Adding a soundtrack to your video ..66 Adding live sound to your video .......67 Changing the video speed...................67 Adding a dimming effect .....................67
Multimedia................................................68 Pictures .......................................................68 My images options menu.....................68 Sending a photo ......................................68 Using an image ........................................69 Printing an image ....................................69 Moving or copying an image ..............70
Contents Creating a slide show .............................70 Checking your memory status ...........70 Sounds ........................................................70 Using a sound ...........................................70 Videos .........................................................71 Sending a video clip ...............................71 Games and Applications ......................71 Playing a game .........................................72 Using the options menu ......................72 Installing a Java game and application ................................................72 Use the M-Toy menu ..............................72 Flash contents...........................................72 Viewing an SWF/ SVG file .....................73 Documents ................................................73 Viewing a file .............................................73 Transferring a file to your phone .......73 Others ..........................................................73 Creating a movie .....................................74 Music ............................................................74 Transferring music onto your phone ...75 Playing a song ..........................................75 Creating a playlist ....................................76 Deleting a playlist....................................76 Using the radio .........................................76 Searching for stations ............................77 Resetting channels .................................77 Listening to the radio.............................78
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Get organised Organiser ...................................................79 Adding an event to your calendar ....79 Changing your default calendar view ..............................................................79 Adding an item to your To Do list ......80 Using the date finder .............................80 Setting your alarm ..................................81 Adding a memo .......................................81 Voice recorder...........................................81 Recording a sound or voice .................82 Sending the voice recording ...............82 Using your calculator .............................82 Converting a unit.....................................83 Using the stopwatch ..............................83 Adding a city to your world clock......83
PC Suite ......................................................84 Installing the LG PC Suite on your computer ....................................................84 Connecting your phone and PC.........84 Backing up and restoring your phone‘s information ...............................85 Viewing phone files on your PC .........85 Synchronising your contacts...............85 Synchronising your messages ............86 Music Sync .................................................86 Transferring music using Windows Media Player ..............................................87
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Using ISync ................................................87 DivX Converter .........................................88
The web Browser .......................................................89 Accessing the web ..................................89 Adding and accessing bookmarks ....89 Using the RSS reader ..............................90 Accessing a saved page ........................90 Viewing your browser history .............90 Changing web browser settings ........91 Using your phone as a modem ..........91 Access to Google Maps ........................92
Accessories ................................ 103 Network service ....................... 104 Technical data ........................... 104 Guidelines Guidelines for safe and efficient use............................................................. 106 Trouble Shooting................................. 112
Settings Changing your screen settings...........93 Personalising your profiles...................93 Changing your phone settings...........94 Changing your touch settings ...........95 Changing your connectivity settings........................................................95 Using memory manager .......................96 Using flight mode....................................97 Sending and receiving files using Bluetooth....................................................97 Changing your Bluetooth settings....98 Pairing with another Bluetooth device ..........................................................99 Using a Bluetooth headset...................99
Getting to know your phone Power key Turns the phone on/off. Earpiece Proximity Sensor Inner camera End key • Rejects a call. • Press once to return to the home screen. Multi-tasking key Send key Dials a phone number and answers incoming calls. Battery release button WARNING: Putting a heavy object on the phone or sitting on it can damage its LCD and touch screen functionality. Do not cover the protection film on proximity sensor of LCD. It can be caused the malfunction of sensor. 8 LG GD900 | User Guide
Handsfree or Stereo earphone connector/ Charger, Data cable (USB cable) TIP: Before connecting the USB cable, wait until the phone has powered up and has registered on the network.
Volume keys • When the screen is idle: key tone volume. • During a call: earpiece volume. • When playing a track: controls volume continuously.
Camera key • Go to the camera menu directly by pressing and holding the key.
SIM card socket
Memory card socket Camera lens Battery release button
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Installing the SIM and battery 1 Remove the battery cover Use your thumbnail to open the battery release button on the bottom of the phone and lift off the battery cover.
WARNING: Do not remove the battery when the phone is switched on, as this may damage the phone. 3 Install the SIM card Slide the SIM card into the SIM card holder. Make sure the gold contact area on the card is facing downwards. To remove the SIM card, gently push it until it clicks. Gently pull it out.
2 Remove the battery Hold the top edge of the battery and lift it away from the battery compartment.
Installing the SIM and battery
4 Install the battery Insert the top of the battery into the top edge of the battery compartment first. Ensure that the battery contacts align with the phone’s terminals. Press the bottom of the battery down until it clips into place.
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Charging your phone Slide back the cover of the charger connector on the side of your GD900. Insert the charger and plug it into a mains electricity socket. Your GD900 must be charged until the “Battery full“ message appears on the screen. NOTE: The battery must be fully charged initially to improve battery lifetime. Disregard the first “Battery full” message and keep the phone on charge overnight.
Memory card Installing a memory card You can expand the available memory space on your phone by using a memory card. NOTE: A memory card is an optional accessory. Slide the memory card into the slot at the top, until it clicks into place. Make sure the gold contact area is facing downwards. WARNING: Slide into the memory card to the slot, otherwise, the card can be damaged.
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Formatting the memory card
Transferring your contacts
Your memory card may already be formatted. If it isn’t, you will need to format it before you can start to use it. NOTE: All files get deleted while formatting. 1 From the home screen select and choose Phone settings from the Settings tab. 2 Scroll and touch Memory manager then scroll and select External memory. 3 Touch Format and then confirm your choice. 4 Enter the password, if one has been set. The card will then be formatted and ready to use.
To transfer your contacts from your SIM to your phone: 1 From the Communication tab, scroll to Contacts and select then Change location. 2 Touch Copy to Handset. 3 Choose Select all or select names one by one and touch Copy to handset.
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Touch in the home screen to open a Top menu. From here you can access further menus by scrolling through the icons: Communication, Multimedia, Utilities and Settings.
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COMMUNICATION Contacts Recent history Browser Messaging Email Dialling Video call Google
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MULTIMEDIA Music Camera Video camera Gallery My stuff Games & Apps FM radio Movie maker
Your home screen From this screen you can access menu options, make a call, view the status of your phone and much more.
• Whenever your GD900 is not in use, it will return to the lock screen.
Touch screen tips The home screen is also a great place to get used to using the touch screen. To select an item, touch the centre of the icon. • Do not to press too hard; the touchscreen is sensitive enough to pick up on a light, firm touch. • Use the tip of your finger to touch the option you require. Be careful not to touch any other keys. • When the screen light is off, either press the power key or hold down the Unlock/Lock key on the touch screen to return the home screen.
Your home screen Customising the home screen 1 Shortcut home screen 2 Widget home screen (active)
• Home screen customisation - For each type of home screen you are able to add and remove objects by pressing & holding your finger on the screen, or if already added touching and holding one of the objects.
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Get in touch with your GD900 The User Interface is based on four types of Homescreens. To swap between the home screens just wipe quickly over display from left to right or from right to left.
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Your home screen Quick keys
The quick keys on your home screen provide easy, one-touch access to the functions you use the most.
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Touch to bring up the touch dialling pad, which lets you make a call. Enter the number using the normal key pad and touch Voice call . or tap To make a video call to this number, touch Video Call after entering the number.
Touch to open your contacts. To search for the number you want to call: Enter the name of the contact using the touchpad. You can also create new contacts and edit existing ones.
Touch to access the Messaging menu. From here you can create a new SMS.
Touch to open the full Top menu which is divided into four categories.
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Touch screen The controls on the GD900 touch screen change dynamically, depending on the task you are carrying out. Opening Applications To open any Application, simply touch its icon.
Scrolling Drag from side to side to scroll. On some screens, such as web pages, you can also scroll up or down.
Your home screen Zooming In or Out When viewing photos, web pages, emails, or maps, you can zoom in and out. Pinch your fingers together or slide them apart.
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Transparent Touchpad Make the most of your Transparent Touchpad. 1 Touchpad Shortcut : You can assign a symbol for the most commonly used menus. Assign a symbol to each shortcut, so you can instantly access your favourite functions with simple finger gestures.
For example, if you draw on the Transparent Touchpad, it will instantly go to Email. 2 Easy click : You can click on the Transparent Touchpad without covering the main screen while using the Web Browser.
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Your home screen 3 Touch wheel: Adjust the volume or brightness by drawing and on the Transparent Touchpad in Music, Divx Playback, Camera and Video Camera. You can also zoom in or zoom out by drawing or on the Transparent Touchpad in Camera mode, and Video Camera mode.
(ABC), letters you type will be inserted as capital letters even if you write in small letters, and vice . versa. Touch ▲ and Touch You can write on the screen with your finger. Letter A
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Your home screen 5 Normal Keypad : The Transparent Touchpad can also be used to input numbers and text in a familiar way.
Note The Transparent Touchpad is made of Tempered Glass.
Viewing the status bar
6 Favourites : Display your favourite contacts, songs and photos on . the screen by touching
The status bar uses different icons to show conditions such as signal strength, new messages and battery life as well as whether Bluetooth or data connections is active. Below is a table which explains the meaning of icons you’re likely to see in the status bar. Icon Description No Service 2G 3G EDGE HSDPA Wi-fi is on Bluetooth Mono Stereo headset
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Icon Description Bluetooth Stereo headset
Icon Description Multi-tasking
Bluetooth Mono headset
FM radio playing
Email being sent
Message sending has failed
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Your home screen
Icon Description Ringtone after vibration
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Using the Multi - tasking function Touch the multitasking hard key to open the Multitasking menu. From here you can view some applications that are running and access them with one touch.
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Calls TIP! Press the power key to lock the touchscreen to prevent calls being made by mistake.
Making a call or a video call 1 Touch to open the keypad. 2 Type in the number on the keypad. To delete a digit, press the clear key. 3 Touch the key to make the call. 4 To end the call, touch the key. TIP! To enter + in order to make international calls, touch twice, or press and hold down .
Calling your contacts 1 From the home screen touch to open your Contacts. 2 Scroll through the contact list or enter the first letter(s) of the contact you want to call by touching . 3 From the list, touch the contact you want to call and select the number to use if there is more than one for that contact. 4 Touch Voice call or Video call.
Answering and rejecting a call When your phone rings, press the hard key to answer. hard key to Touch twice the reject an incoming call.
TIP! You can Save number, Send message, Search . contacts by tapping
Calls In-call options
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Mute - Touch to turn the microphone off so the person you are talking to cannot hear you.
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Options - Choose from a list of further in-call options, including creating new memo and going to messages, so you can check your messages and add contacts during a call. You can also end the call from here by touching End call.
Dialpad - Touch to open a numerical keypad for typing in numbers, e.g. when dialling call centres or other automated telephone services.
- Add a memo during a call. - Search your contacts during a call.
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Adjusting call volume To adjust the volume during a call, use the up and down button on the right side of the phone.
You can assign a frequently-called contact to a speed dial number. 1 From the home screen touch to open your Contacts. 2 Touch and select Speed dials. 3 Your voicemail is already set to speed dial 1. You cannot change this. Touch any other number to assign it to a speed dial contact. 4 Your contacts list will open. Select the contact you want to assign to that number by touching the phone number once.
To call a speed dial number, touch on the home screen then press and hold the assigned number until the contact appears on the screen. The call will initiate automatically, without having to touch Voice call.
Making a second call 1 During your initial call, touch Dialpad and select the number you want to call. 2 Call the number or search your contacts. 3 Touch to connect the call. 4 Both calls will be displayed on the call screen. Your initial call will be locked and put on hold. 5 To end the call press .
NOTE: You will be charged for each call you make.
Turning off DTMF DTMF lets you use numerical commands to navigate within automated calls. DTMF default is set to on. To turn it off during a call (to make and a note of a number) touch select Disable DTMF.
Viewing your call logs From the home screen, touch , then touch Recent history in 32 LG GD900 | User Guide
the Communication tab. Choose from the following: All history - View a complete list of all dialled, received and missed calls, voice calls only, video calls and messages. Missed calls - View a list of all calls you have missed. Calls only - View a list of all calls you have made and missed. Messages only - View a list of all numbers that have received or sent texts and multimedia messages. VT only- View a list of all video calls.
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TIP! From any call log and Delete all to touch delete all the recorded items. TIP! Touch any single call log entry to view the date, time and duration of the call.
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Using call divert and choose Call 1 Touch settings in the Settings tab. 2 Touch Call divert and select Voice calls and/or Video calls. 3 Choose whether to divert all call, when the line is busy, when there is no answer or when you cannot be contacted. 4 Touch Activate to activate. 5 Enter the number to divert to. NOTE: Diverting calls will incur charges. Please contact your network operator for details. TIP! To turn off all call diverts, choose Deactivate all from the Call divert menu.
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3 Choose any or all of the five options: All outgoing Outgoing international Outgoing international calls except home country All incoming Incoming when abroad 4 Enter the call barring password. Please check with your network operator about this service. TIP! Select Fixed dial number to turn on and compile a list of numbers which can be called from your phone. You’ll need your PIN2 code, which is available from your operator. Only numbers within the fixed dial list can be called from your phone.
and choose Call 1 Touch settings in the Settings tab. 2 Touch Call barring and select Voice calls and/or Video calls. 33
Calls Changing the common call setting 1 Touch and choose Call settings in the Settings tab. 2 Touch Common settings. This lets you change the following settings: Call reject - Slide the switch left for ON. You can touch the Reject list to choose all calls, specific contacts or groups or calls from unregistered numbers (i.e. not in your contacts) or No caller ID. Send my number - Choose whether to display your number on an outgoing call. Auto redial - Slide the switch left for ON or right for OFF. Minute minder - Slide the switch left to ON to hear a tone every minute during a call. BT answer mode - Select Handsfree to be able to answer a call using a Bluetooth headset, or 34 LG GD900 | User Guide
C select Handset to press a handset key to answer a call. Save new number - Select ON or OFF to save a new number.
Changing your video call settings 1 From the home screen, touch and scroll to Call settings in the Settings tab. 2 Touch Video call settings and select the settings for your video calls. Decide whether to use still image, then select one and/or switch on the mirror to see yourself on screen when making a video call.
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Contacts Searching for a contact
Adding a new contact
There are two ways to search for a contact: From the home screen 1 From the home screen, touch to open your Contacts. Touch and enter the contact name using the key pad. 2 Touch Video call or Voice call or the key to place the call.
1 From the home screen, touch and then touch then select New contact button. 2 Choose whether to save the contact to Handset or USIM. 3 If you want to add a picture to the new contact, touch Add picture. 4 Enter the first and last name of your new contact. You do not have to enter both, but you must enter at least one. 5 Enter up to five different numbers and assign a type to each of them, choosing between Mobile, Home, Office, Pager, Fax, VT and General. 6 Add an email address. 7 Assign the contact to one or more groups, choosing between No group, Family, Friends, Colleagues, School and VIP.
TIP! You can search by group by touching the Contacts tab at the top of the screen and selecting Groups. This will bring up a list of all your groups. From the main menu 1 Touch , then touch Contacts on the Communication tab. 2 Touch and Search.
Contacts 8 You can also add a Ringtone, Homepage, Home address, Company name, Job title, Company address, Birthday, Anniversary and a Memo. to save the contact. 9 Touch TIP! You can create customised groups for your contacts. See Creating a group.
Creating a group 1 From the home screen, touch and then touch Contacts in the Communication tab. 2 Touch Contacts on the top of the screen then touch Groups and select new group. 3 Enter a name for the new group. 4 Touch to save the group. NOTE: If you delete a group, the contacts assigned to that group will not be lost. They will remain in your contacts. 36 LG GD900 | User Guide
TIP! You can edit an existing group by touching the selected group once. Choose View members, Edit the group, Send message, Send businesscard or Delete group.
Changing your contact settings You can adapt your contact settings to suit your own preferences. 1 Touch Contacts on the Communication tab, select and scroll to Contact settings. 2 From here, you can adjust the following settings: Display name - Choose whether to display the first or last name of a contact first. Copy all - Copy your contacts from your SIM to your handset, or vice versa. You can do this one contact at a time, or all at once.
Move all - This works in the same way as Copy, but the contact is stored at the new location only. Therefore, once a contact is moved from the SIM to the handset it will be deleted from the SIM memory. Clear contacts - Delete all your contacts. Touch Yes if you are sure you want to delete all your contacts. Memory info - View memory capacity information.
TIP! To add your own business card, select My business card and enter your details as you would for any contact. Touch Save icon to finish.
Viewing information 1 Touch Contacts from the Communication tab select and touch Information. 2 From here you can view Service dial numbers, Own numbers, Memory info. (memory space remaining) and My business card.
Messaging Messaging Your GD900 combines SMS, MMS into one intuitive, easy-to-use menu. There are two ways of entering the messaging centre: 1 From the home screen, touch , then scroll to Messaging or on the Communication tab.
Sending a message 1 Touch then Write message to open a blank message. 2 Touch To to enter the recipient’s number, or open your contacts or favourites. You can add multiple contacts. When you are finished, touch the message box below to start composing the message text. 3 After entering the text, you can send the SMS by touching the send button on top of the message.
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TIP! You will be charged for a text message for every person you send the message to. 4 Touch Insert to add a text template, multimedia templates, emoticon, name & number, new slide, subject or signature. WARNING: The 160character limit may vary from country to country depending on how the SMS is coded. WARNING: If an image, video or audio file is added to an SMS it will be automatically converted to an MMS, and you will be charged accordingly.
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Note You can send SMS to many users at a time. Click on Contact and Select multiple from Options where in user can mark/ unmark contacts for sending message. To send the SMS to a particular group of contacts click on Contacts tap and select Groups after composing the SMS.
In T9 mode, you will see . T9 mode uses a built-in dictionary to recognise your words based on the key sequences you touch. Simply touch the number key associated with the letter you want to enter, and the dictionary will predict the word you want to use. For example, press 8, 3, 5, 3, 7, 4, 6, 6 and 3 to write ‘telephone’.
Touch to turn on T9 predictive texting. Touch to change the writing language. Tap to change between the number, symbol and text keypads.
In Abc mode you have to touch the key repeatedly to enter a letter. For example, to write ‘hello’, touch 4 twice, 3 twice, 5 three times, 5 three more times, then 6 three times.
Use to scroll through the different keyboards in each text entry mode (e.g. capital or lower case letters). . To enter a space touch
Setting up your email You can keep in touch on the move by using your GD900 to send emails. It’s quick and simple to set up a POP3 or IMAP4 email account. 39
Messaging 1 Touch from the home screen, and scroll to Email on the Communication tab. 2 Touch Write email. If the email account is not set up, start the email set up wizard. TIP! If an email account is already set up, the wizard is not activated automatically.
Sending an email using your new account 1 Touch from the home screen, and scroll to Email on the Communication tab to open a new blank message. 2 Enter the recipient’s address and write your message. You can also attach images, videos, audio files and other file types. 3 Touch Send email to send your email. 40 LG GD900 | User Guide
TIP! During an active Wi-Fi connection, emails are sent and received via Wi-Fi.
Changing your email settings You can change your email settings based on your own preferences. 1 Touch from the home screen, then scroll to Messages settings on the Settings tab. 2 Select Email. 3 You can alter the following settings: Email accounts - Manage your email accounts. Allow reply email - Choose whether to allow read confirmation messages to be sent. Request reply email - Choose whether to request read confirmation messages.
Retrieve interval - Select how often your GD900 checks for new email messages. Include message in Fwd & Reply- Select to include the original message in any reply. Include attachment - Select to include the original attachment in any reply. Auto retrieval when Roaming Choose whether to retrieve messages automatically when abroad (roaming). New email noti. info - Choose whether to be alerted about a new e-mail with a pop-up message. Signature - Create an email signature and switch this feature on.
Message folders You will recognise the folder structure in your GD900, and it is fairly self-explanatory.
Inbox - All messages you receive are stored in your inbox. From here you can view and delete them, among other functions. Outbox - This is a temporary storage folder while messages are being sent. Sent - Messages you sent are stored in this folder.
Messaging Drafts - If you don’t finish writing a message, you can save what you’ve done in this folder. Threaded box - Messages (SMS) exchanged with another party can be displayed in chronological order so that you can conveniently see an overview of your conversation. My Folders - Create folders to store your messages.
Using templates Create templates for the SMS and MMS messages you send most often. There are already some templates on the phone, which you can edit. 1 When writing a new message, you can enter Templates from Insert in the options menu. 2 Choose Text templates or Multimedia templates. You can add, edit, delete or delete all templates. To edit a message, select it, amend it, and touch 42 LG GD900 | User Guide
Using emoticons Liven up your messages using emoticons. There are some commonly used emoticons already on your phone. 1 When writing a new message, you can enter Emoticons from Insert in the options menu. 2 You can add a new emoticon by touching New emoticon.
Changing your text message settings Your GD900 message settings are pre-defined, so you can send messages immediately. These settings can be changed based on your preferences. Scroll to Message settings on the Settings tab and touch Text message. You can changes to the following:
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Text message centre - Enter the details of your message centre. Delivery report - Slide the switch left to receive confirmation that your messages have been delivered. Validity period - Choose how long your messages are stored at the message centre. Message types - Convert your text into Voice, Fax, X.400 or Email. Character encoding - Choose how your characters are encoded. This affects the size of your messages and therefore your data charges. Send long text as - Choose to send long messages as multiple SMS or MMS.
Changing your multimedia message settings Your GD900 message settings are pre-defined, so you can send messages immediately. These settings can be changed based on your preferences. In Setting tap select Message settings and Multimedia message. You can make changes to the following: Retrieval mode - Select Home network or Roaming network. If you then select Manual, you will only receive notifications about MMS messages. You can then decide whether or not to download them in full. NOTE: Additional cost may occur when MMS are downloaded when roaming. Delivery report - Choose whether to allow and/or request a delivery report. 43
Messaging Read reply - Choose whether to allow and/or send a read reply. Priority - Choose the priority level of your MMS. Validity period - Choose how long your message is stored at the message centre. Slide duration - Choose how long slides appear on screen. Creation mode - Restricted/ Warning/ Free Delivery time - Choose how long to wait before a message is delivered. Multimedia message centre - Enter the details of your message centre.
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Scroll to Message settings on the Settings tab then: Voicemail - Touch New profile or to add a new Voicemail service. Contact your network operator for more information about the service they provide. Service message - Choose whether to receive or block service messages. You can also set message security levels by creating trusted and not trusted sender lists. Info. service - Choose your reception status, language and other settings.
Camera Getting to know the viewfinder Open the slide to use the Outer Camera. Back - Touch here to return to the menu map.
Camera mode - Shows whether the camera is in video or photo mode, and can also be used to take photos.
Gallery - Touch this icon to view the gallery. Exposure - See Adjusting the Exposure on page 48. Macro - Switch this on to take close up shots. Flash status - Set flash light mode to Auto, Always off or Always on. Settings - Touch this icon to open the settings menu. See Using the advanced settings on page 49 for details.
TIP! You can close all the shortcut options to give a clearer viewfinder screen. Just touch the centre of the viewfinder once. To recall the options, touch the screen again.
Camera Taking a quick photo
Once you’ve taken the photo
1 Press and hold down the camera key on the right side of the phone. 2 Holding the phone horizontally, point the lens towards the subject you want to take a picture of. 3 Press the capture button lightly and a focus box will appear in the centre of the viewfinder screen. 4 Position the phone so you can see the photo subject in the focus box. 5 When the focus box turns green, the camera has focused on your subject. 6 Press the capture button and hold it down.
Your captured photo will appear on the screen. The image name is shown with four icons on the righthand side.
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Send Touch to send the photo as a Message, Email, Bluetooth or Blogger. See page 38 for Sending a message, and page 97 for Sending and receiving your files using Bluetooth.
NOTE: Additional cost may occur when MMS are downloaded when roaming. Use Touch to use the image as wallpaper.
Rename Touch to edit the name of the selected picture. Edit Touch to edit the image using various tools.
Touch to return to the previous menu. Touch to delete the image. Touch to take another photo immediately. Your current photo will be saved. Touch to view a gallery of your saved photos.
Using the flash The default flash setting is auto, but there are other options. 1 Select from the left side of the viewfinder to enter the flash sub-menu. 2 There are three flash options: Auto - Your camera will assess the light available for a good picture and use the flash as necessary. Always off - The camera will never flash. This is useful if you want to save battery power. Always on - The camera will always flash. 3 When you touch the option you want, the flash menu will automatically close, allowing you to take a picture immediately. 4 The flash status icon in the viewfinder will change, based on the new flash mode.
Camera Adjusting the exposure
The exposure defines the difference between light and dark areas in an image. A low contrast image will appear foggy, whereas a high contrast image will appear much sharper. 1 Touch . 2 Slide the contrast indicator along the bar towards for a lower exposure and hazier image or for a higher exposure towards and a sharper image. Or make a clockwise touch wheel on the Transparent Touchpad for higher exposure and an anti-clockwise one for lower exposure. You need to activate the contrast indicator first . by touching
Adjusting the zoom You can also zoom in or zoom out. Just make a clockwise touch wheel on the Transparent Touchpad to zoom in, and an anti-clockwise one to zoom out. 48 LG GD900 | User Guide
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Taking a continuous shot 1 From the viewfinder, touch to open all advanced settings options and select Shot mode and Continuous shot. 2 Position the subject in the viewfinder and press the capture button as if taking a normal photo. 3 The camera will take shots in quick succession.
Using the advanced settings From the viewfinder, touch to open all advanced settings options. You can change the camera setting by scrolling the wheel. After selecting the option, touch the OK button. Swap camera - For self portraits, switch to the LG GD900‘s inner camera.
Image size - Change the size of the photo to save memory space or to take an appropriately sized picture for a contact. See Changing the image size on page 51. Colour effect - Choose a colour tone to use on your new photo. See Choosing a colour effect on page 51. White balance - Choose between Auto, Incandescent, Sunny, Fluorescent and Cloudy. Timer - The self-timer allows you to set a delay after the shutter is pressed. Select Off, 3 seconds, 5 seconds or 10 seconds. This is ideal if you want to be included in a photo. Shot mode - Choose the normal or continuous shot mode.
Camera ISO - The ISO rating determines the sensitivity of the camera’s light sensor. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the camera will be. This is useful in darker conditions when you can not use the flash. Select the ISO value from Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600.
Auto focus - Select the way the camera will focus. Choose between Spot, Manual and Face tracking.
Image quality - Choose between Super fine, Fine and Normal. The finer the quality, the sharper the photo. However, the file size will increase as a result, which means you’ll be able to store fewer photos in your memory.
Reset - Restore all camera default settings.
Memory in use - Choose whether to save your photos to the Handset memory or the External memory. Hide icons - Choose the camera settings icons to be hidden manually or automatically. Image stabilization - Enables you to take a photo without the camera wobbling or shaking. 50 LG GD900 | User Guide
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Shutter sound - Select one of the four shutter sounds. Grid view - Choose between Off, 2x2 grid or 3x3 grid.
TIP! When you exit the camera all settings will return to their defaults, except image size and image quality. Any non-default settings will need to be reset, such as colour tone and ISO. Check these before you take your next photo.
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TIP! The settings menu is superimposed over the viewfinder, so when you change elements of the image colour or quality you will see a preview of the image change behind the settings menu.
Choosing a colour effect Changing the image size The more pixels, the larger the file, which means the files take up more memory space. If you want to store more pictures on your phone, you can change the resolution to make the files smaller. 1 Using the viewfinder, touch in the top left corner. 2 Select Image size from the Preview menu. 3 Select a pixel value from the six options. (8Mega, 5Mega, 3Mega, 2Mega, 1Mega, VGA(640X480), Wallpaper, QVGA(320X240), MMS, Contacts)
1 Using the viewfinder, touch in the top left corner. 2 Select Colour effect from the Preview menu. 3 There are five colour tone options: Off, Sepia, Mono, Negative, Emboss. 4 Once you’ve made your selection, the colour tone menu can be closed by selecting the OK button. You are then ready to take a picture.
Camera TIP! You can change a picture taken in colour to black and white or sepia, but you cannot change a picture taken in black and white or sepia to colour.
Using the inner camera Your LG GD900 has an inner 640x480 camera for both video calls and taking photos. 1 To switch to the inner camera then select Swap touch camera and select Secondary. 2 After a few seconds you’ll see yourself in the viewfinder. To capture the image, press the side button as normal.
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V TIP! The inner camera has fewer settings as it has no flash nor adjustable sensitivity. You can still alter the image size, colour effect, image quality, white balance and set the self-timer by touching in the same way as when using the main camera. 3 After you’ve taken the photo you’ll be offered all the same options as for an image taken with the main camera. 4 To return to the main camera and then select Swap touch camera and select Main.
Viewing your saved photos 1 You can access your saved photos from within the camera mode. Just touch and your gallery will appear on the screen.
Video camera Getting to know the viewfinder Open the slide to use the Outer Camera. Back - Touch here to return to the home screen. Start recording
Gallery - Touch this icon to view the gallery.
Exposure - See Adjusting the Exposure on page 55. Recording speed Flash status - Set or turn off the flash. Settings - Touch this icon to open the settings menu. See Using the advanced settings on page 55 for details. TIP! You can close all shortcut options to give a clearer viewfinder screen. Just touch the centre of the viewfinder once. To recall the options, touch the screen again.
Video camera Shooting a quick video
After shooting a video
1 Press and hold down the camera key on the right side of the phone. . Or, you 2 Then, switch to can enter this menu directly by touching Video camera. 3 The video camera’s viewfinder will appear on the screen. 4 Holding the phone horizontally, point the lens towards the subject of the video. 5 Press the capture button once to start recording. 6 Rec will appear at the bottom of the viewfinder with a timer showing the length of the video. 7 To pause the video, touch and resume recording by selecting . on the screen to stop 8 Touch recording.
A still image representing your video will appear on the screen. The name of the video will be shown on the bottom of the screen, along with four icons on the righthand side.
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Touch to play the video.
Touch to send the video as a Message, Email, Bluetooth, and YouTube. See page 38 for Sending a message, and page 97 for Sending and receiving your files using Bluetooth. Send
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Use Touch to use the image as wallpaper.
Rename Touch to edit the name of the selected video.
Touch to return to the previous menu. Touch to delete the video you have just made, and confirm by touching Yes. The viewfinder will reappear. Touch to shoot another video immediately. Your current video will be saved.
Touch to view the saved videos and pictures gallery.
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The exposure defines the difference between light and dark areas in an image. A low contrast image will appear foggy, whereas a high contrast image will appear much sharper.
1 Touch . 2 Slide the exposure indicator for along the bar, towards a lower exposure and fuzzier for a image, or towards higher contrast and sharper image.
Using the advanced settings Using the viewfinder, touch Settings to open all the advanced settings options. You can adjust the video camera setting by scrolling the wheel. After selecting the option, touch the OK button. Swap camera - Switch to your LG GD900’s inner camera to record yourself on video. See Using the inner video camera on page 58 for details. Video size - Change the size of the video to save memory space. See 55
Video camera Changing the video image size on page 57. Scene mode - Choose between Auto or Night mode. Colour effect - Choose a colour tone to use on your new view. See Choosing a colour tone on page 58. White balance - The white balance ensures any white parts of your video are realistic. To enable your camera to adjust the white balance correctly, you may need to determine the light conditions. Choose between Auto, Incandescent, Sunny, Fluorescent or Cloudy. Video quality - Choose between Super fine, Fine and Normal. The finer the quality, the sharper the video will be. The file size will increase as a result, meaning you’ll be able to store fewer videos in the phone’s memory. 56 LG GD900 | User Guide
Duration - Set a duration limit for your video. Choose between Normal and MMS to limit the maximum size to send as an MMS. TIP! If you choose MMS duration, choosing a lower image quality will enable you to shoot a longer video. Memory in use - Choose whether to save your videos to the Handset memory or to the External memory. Voice - Choose Mute to record a video without sound. Hide icons - Select whether to hide the icons on the camera menu automatically or manually. Reset - Reset all the video camera settings.
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Changing the video image size The more pixels, the larger the file size, which means the files take up more memory space. If you want to store more videos on your phone, you can change the video resolution to make the files smaller. 1 Using the viewfinder, touch in the top left corner. 2 Select Video size from the Preview menu. 3 Select a pixel value from the four options: 720X480(D1) - The highest quality, widescreen option. 640x480 - Standard sized VGA. 320x240 - Smaller image size, and therefore a smaller file size. This is ideal for saving memory space. 176x144 - Smallest image size and therefore the smallest file size.
4 Touch the OK button to return to the viewfinder. TIP! The great editing software on your LG GD900 is compatible with all video types except 720X480 (D1). Don‘t record in this format if you plan to edit your video. TIP! For video format conversion software, see the CD that came with your GD900.
Video camera Choosing a colour tone 1 Using the viewfinder, touch in the top left corner. 2 Select Colour effect from the Preview menu. 3 There are six colour tone options, Off, Sepia, Mono, Negative or Emboss. 4 Touch the colour tone you want to use. TIP! You can change a video shot in colour to black and white or sepia, but you cannot change a video shot in black and white or sepia to colour.
Using the inner video camera Your LG GD900 has an inner 320x240 camera for both video calls and recording videos.
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1 To switch to the inner camera, then select Swap touch camera and select Secondary. 2 After a few seconds you’ll see yourself in the viewfinder. To start recording the image press the capture button as normal, and press it again to stop recording. 3 After you have shot the video, you’ll be offered all the options available for a video shot using the main camera. 4 To return to the main camera and select Swap touch camera and select Main. TIP! You can still alter the image size, colour effect, white balance and quality by touching Settings in the same way as when using the main camera.
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Watching your saved videos 1 In the viewfinder, touch . 2 Your gallery will appear on the screen. 3 Touch a video once to bring it to the front of the gallery. It start to play automatically.
Watching your videos on TV Connect your GD900 to your TV using the TV output cable. NOTE: The TV output cable is available for purchase separately. TIP! All formats except 320x240 and 176x144 are compatible with playing the video through a TV.
Your photos and videos Viewing your photos and videos
Using zoom when viewing a video or photo
1 Touch on the camera preview screen. 2 Your gallery will appear on the screen. 3 Touch the video or photo to open it fully.
When viewing photos or videos, you can zoom in and out by pinching your fingers together or spreading them apart.
Adjusting the volume when viewing a video To adjust the volume of a video while it is playing, touch the volume bar on the screen bottom after pressing the loudspeaker symbol. Alternatively, use the volume keys on the side of the phone.
Setting a photo as wallpaper TIP! Flick left or right to view other photos or videos. TIP! To delete a photo or video, open it and select Touch Yes to confirm.
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1 Touch the photo you want to set as wallpaper to open it. 2 Touch the screen to open the options menu. 3 Touch Use as . 4 The screen will switch to portrait mode. You can zoom in and out and move the cropped section of
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Editing your photos You can do lots of great things to your photos to change them, add to them or liven them up. 1 Open the photo you want to edit and touch Edit to show the options. 2 Touch the icons to alter your photo: Crop your photo. Choose a square or circular crop area and move your finger across the screen to select the area. Draw something on your photo, freehand. Select the line thickness from the four options, then the colour you want to use. Adding writing on a picture. See Adding text to a photo on page 62.
Decorate your photo with stamps. Choose from the different stamps and touch your photo where you want to place them. Erase the editing you have done to the picture. You can choose the size of eraser you use. Touch to return to the gallery. Save Save the changes you made to the photos. Select to save the changes as an Original file or a New file. If you select New file enter a file name. Undo Erase the editing you have done to the photo. Image Touch to open further effect options including Rotate. There are also more advanced editing options.
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1 From the editing screen, touch Filter . 2 You can apply any of the various options to the photo 3 To undo an effect simply touch Undo .
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Adding text to a photo 1 From the editing screen, touch . 2 Select Text to add unframed text or choose one of the speech bubble shapes. 3 Enter your text using the keypad and touch Save. 4 Move the text by touching it and sliding it to where you want it. 62 LG GD900 | User Guide
Cropping a photo 1 From the editing screen, touch . 2 Choose the shape you want to use to crop the picture. 3 Drag the box over the area you want to crop.
4 When you are finished with your selection, touch Save .
Adding a colour accent to a photo 1 From the editing screen, touch Image . 2 Choose Colour Accent. 3 Select part of the photo. A traced line will appear around everything in that area which is the same or a similar colour, for example, a person’s hair or jumper. 4 Alter the intensity of the accenting by touching Intensity and touch ‘+’ or ‘-’ button. 5 Touch OK. 6 All colour will be removed from the photo, apart from in the section marked for colour accenting. 7 Select Save to save the changes.
Swapping colours in a photo 1 From the editing screen, touch Image . 2 Choose Colour swapping. 3 Select part of the photo. A traced line will appear around everything in that area which is the same or a similar colour. For example, someone’s hair or jumper. 4 Select a colour. 5 Press OK. 6 The part of the photo selected for colour accenting will change to the selected colour. 7 Select Save to save the changes.
Editing your videos The video editing features are available for MPEG4 types except 720x480 (D1) resolution. Don‘t record in these formats if you plan to edit your video. 63
Your photos and videos Trimming the length of the video
Merging two videos
1 Open the video you want to edit, option key. touch 2 Select Edit and choose Trim/ Multi trim. 3 Touch and set the new start and end points using Trim . 4 Touch Preview to confirm you are satisfied with the new cut. 5 Touch Save or, alternatively, to return to the touch gallery and discard the changes.
1 Open the video you want to edit, option key. touch 2 Select Edit and choose Video merge. 3 The My videos folder will open. Choose the video you want to merge. 4 Touch and slide the photo to move it to the end or the beginning of the video. 5 Touch Preview to view the merged video.
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7 Repeat these steps to merge more videos.
Merging a photo with a video 1 Open the video you want to edit, option key. touch 2 Select Edit and choose Image merge. 3 The My images folder will open. Choose the photo you want to move into your video and touch Select. 4 Touch and slide the photo to merge it to the end or the beginning of the video. 5 Touch Preview to choose how the photo and video merge together. 6 Press Save then choose to replace the existing file or save as a new file. 7 Repeat these steps to merge more photos.
Adding text to a video 1 Open the video you want to edit, option key. touch 2 Select Edit and select Text overlay. 3 Touch and pause playback for setting the start point for text appearance. 4 Touch Start and choose the text styles. Enter your text using the keypad and select OK. 5 Touch the area of the screen you want the text to appear and touch OK.
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Overlaying a photo
Adding a soundtrack to your video
1 Open the video you want to edit, option key. touch 2 Select Edit and choose Image overlay. 3 The My images folder will open. Choose the photo you want to overlay on your video. 4 Touch and pause when you want the picture to appear, then select Opacity after touching the Start button. 5 Touch OK and then press End when the photo overlay shall be stopped. 6 Touch the area of the screen in which you want the text to appear. If the photo is too big it will overlay the whole screen, not just the selected area. 7 Touch Save. Replace the existing file or save as a new file. 66 LG GD900 | User Guide
1 Open the video you want to edit, touch option key. 2 Select Edit and choose Audio dubbing. 3 The My sounds folder will open. Choose the track you want to add to your video. 4 The original audio track on your video will be erased. 5 If the audio is shorter than the video, choose whether to play it Once or to Repeat it. 6 Replace the existing file or save as a new file.
Adding live sound to your video
Changing the video speed
1 Open the video you want to edit, option key. touch 2 Select Edit and choose Live dubbling. 3 Set the sound value to original sound or recording sound.
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Adding a dimming effect Undo
1 Open the video you want to edit, option key. touch 2 Select Edit and choose Time scaling. 3 Select one of the options. This can vary depending on the frame rate. 4 Replace the original file or save as a new file.
1 Open the video you want to edit, option key. touch 2 Select Edit and choose Dimming Effect. 3 Your video will now fade in at the start and fade out at the end. 4 Replace the original file or save as a new file.
Multimedia You can store multimedia files in your phone’s memory so you have easy access to all your pictures, sounds, videos and games. You can also save your files to a memory card. Using a memory card allows you to free up space in your phone’s memory. To access the Multimedia menu, select My stuff from touch Multimedia tab. You can open a list of the folders that store all your multimedia files. TIP! To delete any files in then Delete. My stuff, touch
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My images options menu
The options available to you in My images depend on the type of image you have selected. All options will be available for pictures you have taken on the phone’s camera, but only the Set favorites, Sort by, Slide show and Memory info options are available for default images.
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Sending a photo 1 To send a photo just select picture you want. 2 Touch Send. Choose between Message, Email, Bluetooth or Blogger. 3 If you choose Message or Email, your photo will be attached to a message and you can write and send the message as normal. If you choose Bluetooth, your phone will search for a device to send the picture to.
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Using an image You can choose images to use as wallpapers and screensavers, or even to identify a caller. then select My stuff 1 Touch from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch My images. 3 Select an image and touch . 4 Touch Use as and choose between: Homescreens - Set a wallpaper for All homescreens, Widget, Contacts or Multimedia. Lock screen - Set a wallpaper for the key lock screen. Contacts image - Allocate an image to a person in your contacts list, so the picture is displayed when they call you. Start up image - Set an image to appear when you switch the phone on.
Shut down image - Set an image to appear when you switch the phone off. Outgoing call image - Set an image to appear during outgoing calls. Incoming call image - Set an image to appear during incoming calls.
Printing an image 1 Touch then select My stuff from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch My images. 3 Select an image and touch . 4 Touch Print, then choose between Bluetooth and PictBridge.
Multimedia Moving or copying an image
Checking your memory status
An image can be moved or copied between the phone memory and the memory card. You may want to do this to clear some space in one of the memories, or to safeguard your images against loss. 1 Touch then select My stuff from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch My images. 3 Touch . 4 Select Move or Copy.
You can check to see how much memory space you have used and how much you have left. 1 Touch then select My stuff from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch My images. 3 Touch then Memory info.
Creating a slide show If you want to view all the images on your phone, you can create a slide show to save you having to open and close each individual image. 1 Touch then select My stuff from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch My images. 3 Touch then Slide show. 70 LG GD900 | User Guide
Sounds The My sounds folder contains Downloaded sounds, Default sounds and Voice recordings. From here you can manage or send sounds or set them as ringtones.
Using a sound 1 Touch then select My stuff from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch My sounds. 3 Select Default sounds or Voice recordings.
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4 Select a sound and touch the play icon. It will start to play. 5 You can use the sound for various tones by selecting the Use as menu. 6 Choose between Voice ringtone, Video ringtone and Message tone.
Videos The My videos folder shows a list of videos you have downloaded or recorded on your phone. Watching a video then select My stuff 1 Touch on the Multimedia tab. 2 Touch My videos. 3 Select a video to play. TIP! GD900 supports both DivX & Xvid video format playback to ensure greater content availability. Refer to page 88 for detail.
NOTE: The TV output cable is available for purchase separately.
Sending a video clip 1 Select a video and touch . 2 Touch Send and choose between Message, Email, Bluetooth and YouTube. 3 If you choose Message or Email, your video clip will be attached to the message, which you can write and send as normal. If you choose Bluetooth, your phone will search for a device to send the video to.
Games and Applications You can download new games and applications to your phone to keep you enjoy.
Multimedia Playing a game 1 Touch then select Games & Apps on the Multimedia tab. 2 Touch Games or Applications menu. 3 Touch Launch button to launch a game or an application.
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/ Credit Card / Loan / Email ID details) • LG Help Desk: This application has all India LG Mobile service centre / Call Centre numbers directory.
Installing a Java game and application 1 Touch then select My stuff on the Multimedia tab. 2 If you insert new memory card, touch External Memory menu. 3 Select the file(*.jad or *.jar) you want to install and touch Install.
Use the M-Toy menu M-Toy contains preloaded flash games which use the integrated motion sensor.
Flash contents The Flash contents folder contains all of your default and downloaded SWF files.
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Viewing an SWF/ SVG file 1 Touch then select My stuff from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch Flash contents. 3 Select the file you want to view.
Documents This is possible with your Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Text and pdf files.
Viewing a file then select My stuff 1 Touch from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch Documents. 3 Select a document and touch View.
Transferring a file to your phone Bluetooth is probably the easiest way of transferring a file from your computer to your phone. You can also use LG PC Suite via your sync cable, see page 84 for details.
To transfer files (e.g. music) using Bluetooth: 1 Make sure your phone and computer have Bluetooth switched on and are within range of each other. 2 Use your computer to send the file via Bluetooth. 3 When the file is sent, accept it on your phone by touching Yes. 4 The file should appear in your Documents or Others folder.
Others The Others folder is used to store files that are not pictures, audio files, videos, games or applications. It is used in the same way as the Documents folder. You may find that when you transfer files from your computer to your phone that they appear in the Others folder. If this happens, you can move them.
Multimedia Creating a movie
1 Touch then select Movie maker from Multimedia tab.
Your LG GD900 has a built-in music player that lets you play all your favourite tracks. To access the music then select Music player, touch from Multimedia Tab. From here, you can access a number of folders: All tracks - Contains all the songs you have on your phone. Favorites - Contains the songs you have saved as favourites. Artists - Browse your music collection by artist. Albums - Browse your music collection by album. Genres - Browse your music collection by genre.
2 Touch Insert to add an image. 3 Touch the Style tab on the top to choose a movie style. 4 Touch the Sound tab on the screen to change the sound, e.g. for a voice recording. 5 Touch the Preview button to see the results. 6 Touch the Play Order tab on the screen to change the order. 7 Touch the Saved in tab on the screen to choose where to save the movie, and touch the Usage tab to choose between storing it and MMS. 8 To save your movie, press play and then touch Save movie.
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Transferring music onto your phone The easiest way to transfer music onto your phone is via Bluetooth or the data cable. You can also use LG PC Suite, see page 84 for details. To transfer music using Bluetooth: 1 Make sure both devices have Bluetooth switched on and are connected to each other. 2 Select the music file on the other device and select send via Bluetooth. 3 When the file is sent, you will have to accept it on your phone by touching Yes. 4 The file should appear in Music > All tracks.
Playing a song 1 Touch then select Music from the Multimedia tab. 2 Touch All tracks. 3 Select the song you want to play . then touch to pause the song. 4 Touch to skip to the next 5 Touch song. to go back to the 6 Touch previous song. to return to the 7 Touch Music menu. To change the volume while listening to music, touch . Or make a clockwise touch wheel on the Transparent Touchpad to turn up the volume and an anticlockwise one to turn down the volume.You need to activate the volume indicator first by touching .
Multimedia Creating a playlist
Deleting a playlist
You can create your own playlists by choosing a selection of songs from the All tracks folder. 1 Touch then select Music from the Multimedia tab. 2 Touch the option icon. 3 Touch New playlist, enter the playlist name and touch . 4 The All tracks folder will be displayed. Touch all of the songs that you would like to include in your playlist; a tick will appear next to these track names. 5 Touch Add songs. To play a playlist, select it and touch Play. NOTE: To add a second playlist, then New playlist. touch
1 Touch then select Music from the Multimedia tab. option icon. 2 Touch the 3 Touch Delete or Delete all to delete all of the playlists.
Using the radio Your LG GD900 has an built-in FM radio feature so you can tune into your favourite stations and listen on the move. NOTE: You will need to attach your headphones to listen to the radio. Insert them into the headphone socket.
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3 Touch Auto scan then Yes. The stations found will be allocated to channel numbers in your phone by selecting Set, Skip and Stop. NOTE: You can also manually tune to a station by using the wheel displayed next to the radio frequency.
Searching for stations You can tune your phone to radio stations by searching for them manually or automatically. They will then be saved to specific channel numbers, so you don’t have to keep re-tuning. You can store up to 30 channels on your phone. To tune automatically 1 Touch then select FM radio from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch .
then select FM radio 1 Touch from Multimedia tab. . 2 Touch 3 Choose Reset channel to reset the current channel or choose Reset all channels to reset all of the channels. If you reset all of the channels, each channel will return to the starting 87.5Mhz frequency.
Listening to the radio
1 Touch then select FM radio from Multimedia tab. 2 Touch the channel number of the station you would like to listen to. TIP! To improve radio reception, extend the headset cord, which functions as the radio aerial. Warning! If you connect the headset not specifically made for it to the phone, the radio reception can be interfered.
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Organiser Adding an event to your calendar 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Organiser on the Utilities tab. 2 Select the date to which you want to add an event. then New schedule. 3 Touch 4 Touch Category then choose between Appointment, Anniversary or Birthday. Check the date and enter the time you want your event to begin. 5 For appointments and anniversaries, you can enter the time and date the event finishes in the lower time and date boxes. 6 If you would like to add a subject or note to your event, touch Subject and type in the details. 7 Select Set alarm to set an alert for the event. If you want to repeat the alarm, select Set repeat.
8 Touch to save the event in the calendar. A coloured square in the calendar will mark all days that have saved events, and an alarm will sound at the event start time, to help you staying organised. TIP! You can enter holidays in your calendar. Individually touch each day of the holiday, and select then touch Set holiday. Each day will be marked in red.
Changing your default calendar view 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Organiser on the Utilities tab. Select Settings . in 2 Touch Default view and choose Calendar, Week, Timetable, List or All tasks. 79
Organiser Adding an item to your To Do list 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Organiser on the Utilities tab. select New task and 2 Select touch Note. 3 Set the date for the task, add notes, then select its priority level: High, Medium or Low. . 4 Save the task by selecting TIP! You can back up and synchronise your calendar with your computer. See PC Sync on page 84.
Using the date finder
Date finder is a handy tool to help you calculate what the date will be once a certain number of days have passed. For example, 60 days from 10.10.09 will be 09.12.2009. This helps you keeping track of deadlines. 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Organiser on the Utilities tab. 2 Select , select Date finder. 3 Set the required date in the From tab. 4 In the After tab set the number of days. 5 The Target date will be shown below.
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Setting your alarm
Adding a memo
1 From the home screen select then scroll to Alarms on the Utilities tab. 2 If you want add a new alarm, touch New alarm. If you want to set the alarm to sound again within one hour, touch Quick alarm. 3 Set the time you would like the alarm to sound. 4 Choose whether you want the alarm to repeat, set the repeat and type. The icons indicate the weekday you select. 5 Select Sound/ Vibration to select the type of alarm you want. 6 Touch Alarm bell for selecting the alert melody or sound. To listen to the sounds, touch the sound, followed by ▶. 7 Add a memo to the alarm.
1 From the home screen select then scroll to Memo on the Utilities tab. 2 Touch New memo. . 3 Type your memo, then touch TIP! You can edit an existing memo. Select the one to be edited , touch Edit and type in your changes.
Voice recorder Use your voice recorder to record voice memos or other audio files.
Organiser Recording a sound or voice
Sending the voice recording
1 Touch . 2 Touch Voice recorder in Utilities tap. 3 Choose where to save the recording between Handset and External. 4 Choose recording mode between General and MMS. 5 Touch Rec. to begin recording. 6 Touch Stop to end recording.
1 Once you have finished recording, you can send the audio clip by touching Send. 2 Choose Message, Email or Bluetooth. If you choose Message or Email, the recording will be added to the message which you can write and send it as normal. If you choose Bluetooth, your phone will search for a device to send the voice recording to.
Using your calculator 1 From the home screen select , then scroll to Calculator on the Utilities tab. 2 Touch the number keys to enter numbers. 3 For simple calculations, touch the function you require (+, –, x or ÷), followed by =. 7 If you want to re-record the voice, touch New . 82 LG GD900 | User Guide
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4 For more complex calculations, touch and choose between sin, cos, tan, deg, log, etc..
Converting a unit 1 From the home screen select , then scroll to Tools on the Utilities tab. 2 Select Unit converter. 3 Choose whether you want to convert Currency, Area, Length, Weight, Temperature, Volume or Velocity. 4 Then select the unit and enter the value you would like to convert from. 5 The corresponding values then will appear on the screen.
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4 Touch Lap if you want to record a lap time. 5 Touch Stop to end the timer. 6 Touch Reset to start the time again.
Adding a city to your world clock 1 From the home screen, select and scroll to World clock in the Utilities tab. 2 Touch Add city. Choose continent and select the city from and touch the Map. Or touch List. Start typing the name of the city you require, and it will be displayed on the screen. 3 Touch the city to select it. This will add it to your World time list.
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PC Suite You can synchronise your PC with your phone. This will ensure all your important details and dates match, and also act as a back up to help your mind at ease.
Caution! If installation guide message is not displayed in your PC, please check your CD-ROM setting on Windows.
TIP! To do this, you will need to install the PC Suite application provided on the CD-ROM or available as a download from http://update.lgmobile. com. (From www.lgmobile. com PRODUCTS > Manual & Software > Go to Manual & S/W Download Section)
5 Insert the supplied CD or click download button to directly download LG PC Suite program from website. 6 Click on the LG PC Suite Installer which will appear on your screen.
Installing the LG PC Suite on your computer 1 From the home screen touch , then scroll to Connectivity on the Settings tab. 2 Touch USB connection mode. 3 Connect handset and PC via USB cable and wait for a while. 4 Installation guide message will be displayed. 84 LG GD900 | User Guide
Connecting your phone and PC 1 Select PC Suite mode in Connectivity menu and then connect the USB cable to your phone and your PC. 2 LG PC Suite will be automatically activated on your PC. Caution! If LG PC Suite is not activated automatically in your PC, please check your CD-ROM setting on PC.
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3 Your phone and PC are now connected.
Backing up and restoring your phone‘s information 1 Connect your phone to your PC as outlined above. 2 Click on the Backup icon, and select Backup or Restore. 3 Choose whether to back up Contents Data and/or Phonebook/Schedule/Todo/ Memo Data. Select the location you want to back up the information to, or restore it from. Click OK. 4 Your information will be backed up.
Viewing phone files on your PC 1 Connect your phone to your PC as outlined above. 2 Click on the Manage Files icon.
3 All the documents, flash contents, images, audio files and videos you have saved on your phone will be displayed on the screen in the LG Phone folder. TIP! Viewing the contents of your phone on your PC helps you to arrange files, organise documents and remove content you no longer need.
Synchronising your contacts 1 Connect the phone to your PC. 2 Click on the Contacts icon. 3 Your PC will now import and display all the contacts saved on your SIM card and handset. 4 Click on File and select Save. You can now select where you want to save your contacts to. NOTE: To back up contacts saved to your SIM card, click on the SIM card folder on the left side of the PC screen. Right click on one of 85
PC Suite your contacts and choose Select all, then Copy or Move to phone memory. Right-click your contacts and select Copy to contact. Now click on the Handset folder on the left side of the screen and all your numbers will be displayed.
Synchronising your messages 1 Connect the phone to your PC. 2 Click on the Messages icon. 3 All your PC and phone messages will be displayed in folders on the screen. 4 Use the tool bar at the top of your screen to edit and rearrange messages.
Music Sync This menu allows to add music to GD900. Before you start to transfer music from your PC to your device, make sure your computer has the following set-up and accessory is 86 LG GD900 | User Guide
at hand: • Microsoft Windows XP or Vista • Windows Media Player 10 or above • USB cable NOTE: If your phone is not recognised, or is recognised as an image device by Windows OS. 1. Click Start > Control Panel on your desktop. 2. Select an image scanner device. 3. An image device named “GD900 Music Sync Player” will be displayed in the device list. Connect the mobile phone to your PC using the USB cable (if it is not connected). 4. To remove the device, rightclick it to select Remove in the context menu. 5. Disconnect the USB cable from the mobile phone.
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6. Install Windows Media Player version 11(WMP 11). 7. When WMP is successfully installed, connect the mobile phone to your PC.
Transferring music using Windows Media Player 1 From the home screen select , then scroll to Connectivity on the Settings tab. 2 Select USB connection mode and choose Music sync. 3 Connect your handset and PC using a compatible USB cable. 4 When you try to connect the handset to your PC, your handset will read: Music Sync... followed by Connected. 5 The PC will prompt you to launch your preferred music management software. 6 Select Windows Media Player.
7 Go to the Sync Tab, then drag and drop the music you wish to transfer to your handset into the Sync List pane. 8 Click on Start Sync button. This starts the transfer process.
WARNING Do not disconnect your phone during the transfer. NOTE: Music Sync is only available for music contents.
Using ISync Install the iSync plug-in install file which is supported by Macintosh and connect the phone via Bluetooth or USB. To synchronise via Bluetooth, set up a pairing between the Macintosh or PC and the phone. If you want to set up via USB, select the iSync menu in USB connection mode.
PC Suite NOTE: When using Bluetooth, you have to select ISync on in option menu. TIP! To install the iSync menu in Macintosh PC, please visit the website www.lgmobile.com and download the plug-in for iSync.
Install the DivX converter, which is supplied on the same CD as the PC Sync software. DivX will convert media files on your PC to a format that lets you upload them and view them on your phone. Once installed select DivX from the Program Files on your PC, then DivX converter followed by Converter. Use the arrows in the application to change the conversion format to Mobile. If you right click on the application box and select Preferences, you can change the location where the converted files are saved. LG GD900 | User Guide
T Drag and drop the files into the application for initial analysis. Then select Convert for the process to begin. When the process is complete, a Conversion complete pop up will be displayed. ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX® is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. This is an official DivX Certified device that plays DivX video. Visit www.divx.com for more information and software tools to convert your files into DivX video. ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: This DivX Certified® device must be registered in order to play DivX Video-on-Demand (VOD) content. To generate the registration code, locate the DivX VOD section in the device setup menu. Go to vod.divx. com with this code to complete the registration process and learn more about DivX VOD.
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The web Browser Browser gives you a fast, full-colour world of games, music, news, sport, entertainment and loads more, straight to your mobile phone. Wherever you are and whatever you’re into.
Accessing the web 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Browser on the Communication tab. 2 To go straight to the browser home page, select Home. Alternatively, select Enter address and type in the URL. NOTE: You will incur extra cost by connecting to these services and downloading content. Check data charges with your network provider.
Adding and accessing bookmarks For easy and fast access to your favourite websites, you can add bookmarks and save web pages. 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Browser on the Communication tab. 2 Select Bookmarks. A list of your Bookmarks will appear on the screen. 3 To add a new bookmark, select and touch New bookmark. Enter a name for the bookmark followed by its URL. . Your Bookmark will 4 Touch now appear in the bookmark list. 5 To access the bookmark simply touch the bookmark then touch connect. You will be connected to the bookmark.
The web Using the RSS reader
Accessing a saved page
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content, such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, called a feed, web feed or channel, contains either a summary of content from an associated website or its full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up-to-date with their favourite web sites in an automated way that is easier than checking manually. The user subscribes to a feed by entering its link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that starts the subscription process. The reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new content and downloads any updates that it finds.
1 From the home screen select then scroll to Browser on the Communication tab. 2 Select Saved pages. 3 Select the page you want to view and it will open.
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Viewing your browser history 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Browser on the Communication tab. Select History. 2 The web pages you have accessed recently will be displayed. To access any of these pages, simply select it.
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Changing web browser settings 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Connectivity on the Settings tab. 2 Select Browser settings. 3 You can edit the Profiles, Appearance settings, Cache/ Cookies, Security or Reset settings. 4 You can simply set these on or off by touching the switch icon.
Using your phone as a modem Your GD900 can be used as a modem for your PC, giving you email and internet access even when you don’t have any wired connection. You can do this via the USB cable or by Bluetooth.
Using the USB cable: 1 Ensure you have the LG PC Suite installed on your PC. 2 Connect your GD900 and your PC using the USB cable and launch the LG PC Suite software. 3 Click Communication on your PC. Then click Settings and select Modem. 4 Choose LG Mobile USB Modem and select OK. It will now appear on the screen. 5 Click Connect and your PC will connect via your GD900. NOTE: For more information on synchronising using the LG PC Suite see page 84.
The web Using Bluetooth: 1 Ensure Bluetooth is switched On and Visible for both your PC and GD900. 2 Pair your PC and GD900 so that a passcode is required to connect them. 3 Use the Connection wizard on your LG PC Suite to create an active Bluetooth connection. 4 Click Communication on your PC. Then click Setting. 5 Click Modem. 6 Choose Standard Modem over Bluetooth link and click OK. It will now appear on the screen. 7 Click Connect and your PC will connect via your GD900. NOTE: For more information on Bluetooth see page 98.
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S Access to Google Maps You can use Google navigation services from the Communication tab. Select the Google Maps menu in Google to launch the application. Note that additional cost may occur when using this service.
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Settings This folder lets you adapt your settings to personalise your GD900. NOTE: For information on call settings see page 34.
Changing your screen settings 1 From the home screen, select then scroll to Screen settings on the Settings tab. 2 You can choose the option menu from: Wallpaper - Choose an image for locking, switching the phone on or off, or making or receiving a call. NOTE: The setting will be reset if you select Reset menu. Homescreens - Shortcut/Widget/ Contact/Multimedia. Lock screen - Choose the clock type on the lock screen. Menu style - Choose Style. Font - Adjust the font size and style.
Backlight - Choose how long the backlight stays on. NOTE: The longer the backlight stays on, the more battery power it uses and you may need to recharge your phone more often. Auto brightness - Adjust the screen brightness automatically. Brightness - Adjust the screen brightness.
Personalising your profiles You can quickly change your profile on the home screen. Just touch the status summary icon on the top, then touch the profile tab. Using the settings menu, you can personalise each profile setting. 1 From the home screen select then scroll to Profiles on the Settings tab.
Settings 2 Choose the profile you want to edit: Normal, Silent, Outdoor or Flight mode. 3 You can then change all sounds and alert options available in the list, including your Voice/Video ringtone, Volume, Message alerts and others.
Changing your phone settings Use the freedom of adapting the GD900 to your own preferences. 1 From the home screen, select then scroll to Phone settings on the Settings tab. 2 Select a menu from the list below: Date & Time - Adjust your date and time settings or choose to auto update the time when travelling or for daylight saving. Power save - Choose to switch the value power saving settings to On or OFF. 94 LG GD900 | User Guide
Languages - Change the language on your GD900’s display. Auto lock - Lock the keypad automatically on the home screen. Security - Adjust your security settings, including PIN codes and handset lock. Touch settings - Change the touchpad value settings. Memory info - See Using memory manager on page 96 for more information. Reset settings - Restores all settings to their factory defaults. Handset information - View GD900 technical information. Anti-theft Mobile tracker (ATMT) - Touch Phone settings then Security and ATMT. When the handset is stolen, handset sends the SMS to the numbers confi gured by real owner. User has to confi gure the ATMT
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settings with Owner Name, Alternate no (1), Alternate no (2), Alternate no (3). Default ATMT code is “000000” - ATMT SMS will contain information about the stolen phone IMEI, current location & number of the person who is using that handset.
Changing your touch settings From the home screen select then scroll to Phone settings on Settings tab. Choose Touch settings. Touch vibration - Change the type of vibration. Vibration - Vibration 1/2/3 Vibration volume - Controls the strength of vibration. Touch sound - Change the tone when touching the screen. Sound - Sound 1/2/3 Volume - Controls the volume of tone.
Changing your connectivity settings Your connectivity settings have already been set up by your network operator, so you can use your new phone immediately. To Use this menu to change your settings. From the home screen select then scroll to Connectivity on Settings tab. Network selection - Your GD900 will connect automatically to your preferred network. Internet profile - Set the profiles for connecting to the internet. Access points - Your network operator has already saved this information. You can add new access points using this menu. USB connection mode Synchronise your GD900 using the LG PC Suite software to copy files from your phone. See page 95
Settings 84 for more information on synchronisation. Projector/TV out - Choose PAL or NTSC when connecting your GD900 to a TV. DivX VOD registration - This menu is used to generate a DivX VOD registration code. Please visit http:// vod.divx.com to register and for technical support. Packet data conn. - Set the packet data connection. Browser setting - Set the values related to the browser. Streaming settings - Your network operator has already saved this information. You can edit it if you want to make changes. Java settings - Allows you to set profiles for connections made by Java programs and to view certificates.
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Using memory manager Your GD900 has three available memories: the phone itself, the SIM Card and an external memory card (which you may need to purchase separately). You can use memory manager to determine how each memory is used and see how much space is available. From the home screen select then scroll to Phone settings on the Settings tab. Select Memory Manager. Handset common memory 1/2 - View the memory available on your GD900 for MMS, Email, Java applications and others. Handset multimedia memory View the memory for multimedia contents, such as streaming files, movies, music, pictures, sounds, video and flash.
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Handset reserved memory - View the memory available on your handset for SMS, Contacts, Calendar, To do list, Memos, Alarms, Call history, Bookmarks and Miscellaneous items. USIM memory - View the memory available on your SIM Card. External memory - View the memory available on your external memory card (which you may need to purchase separately).
Using flight mode Turn flight mode on by selecting then Settings. Touch Profiles and select Flight mode. Flight mode prevents you making calls, connecting to the Internet, sending messages or using Bluetooth.
Sending and receiving files using Bluetooth Bluetooth is a great way to send and receive files as it uses no wires and connection is quick and easy. You can also connect to a Bluetooth headset to make and receive calls. To send a file: 1 Open the file you want to send, which will be typically a photo, video or music file. 2 Touch and choose Send. Select Bluetooth. 3 If you have already paired the Bluetooth device, your GD900 will not automatically search for other Bluetooth devices. If not, your GD900 will search for other Bluetooth enabled devices within range. 4 Choose the device you want to send the file to and touch Select. 5 Your file will be sent. 97
Settings TIP! Check the progress bar to make sure your file has been sent. To receive a file: 1 To receive files your Bluetooth must be set to On. See Changing your Bluetooth settings below for more information. 2 A message will prompt you to accept the file from the sender. Touch Yes to receive the file. 3 You will see where the file has been saved and choose to View the file or Use as. Files will usually be saved to the appropriate folder in My stuff.
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Changing your Bluetooth settings
1 From the home screen select then scroll to Bluetooth on the Settings tab. . 2 Touch Make your changes to: My device information - Enter a name for your GD900. My device visibility - Choose to be Visible, Hidden or Visible for 1 min. Remote SIM mode on - Activate the remote SIM mode. iSync on - Choose to activate on iSync. Supported services - See options to use Bluetooth in a ssociation with different services. Delete - Choose to delete the selected profile. Delete all - Choose to delete all profiles.
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Pairing with another Bluetooth device By pairing your GD900 with another device, you can set up a passcodeprotected connection. This makes pairing more secure. 1 Check that your Bluetooth is On. You can change your visibility using the Settings menu. 2 Touch Search. 3 Your GD900 will search for Bluetooth devices. When the search is completed Refresh will appear on the screen. 4 Choose the device you want to pair with and enter a passcode, then touch OK. 5 Your phone will then connect to the other device, on which you will need to enter the same passcode. 6 Your passcode-protected Bluetooth connection is now ready.
Using a Bluetooth headset 1 Check that your Bluetooth is On. 2 Follow the instructions that came with your headset to put it in pairing mode and pair your devices. 3 The headset will be automatically switched to Headset profile. 4 Touch Ask before connection or Always connect. TIP! See page 34 for details on BT answer mode so that you can control how you answer calls when your Bluetooth headset is connected.
Wi-Fi Wireless Manager allows you to manage Internet connections per Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) on your device. It allows the phone to connect to local wireless networks, or access the Internet wirelessly. Wi-Fi is faster and has a greater range than Bluetooth wireless technology and can be used for fast emailing and Internet browsing. NOTE: The GD900 supports WEP, WPA-PSK/2 encryption, and not EAP, WPS encryption. If your WiFi service provider or network administrator sets encryption for network security, fill in the key in the pop-up window. If encryption is not set, this pop-up window will not be shown. You can obtain the key from your Wi-Fi service provider or network administrator.
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1. How to set up Wi-Fi 1 Touch Wi-Fi from the Settings tab and turn Wi-Fi on 2 AP (Access Point) Search – Searches which AP it can connect to. 3 AP Connect – Connects to the desired AP from the AP search list. – If the AP is security type WEP or WPA-PSK/2, enter the security key.
2. Wi-Fi network profile support 1 Wi-Fi profile support (how to connect to a frequently-used AP or Hidden AP) 1) If the AP does not appear in the search list, you can connect to it by saving it as a profile.
2) Saving the frequently-used AP as a profile makes it easier to enter the Security key when connecting to an AP with that Security type. 3) If the AP does not support DHCP, you can connect to the AP using a static IP address. 2 Description of each field in the Wi-Fi profile. 1) Network name: SSID (ID) 2) Security type: WEP, WPA-PSK/2 support. 3) Security key: saves the security key. 4) IP/DNS setting: this allows you to set to Automatic or Static depending on whether the AP supports DHCP. For Static, enter the field value of the IP address and DNS server to use with the static IP address when connecting.
3 How to save the Wi-Fi profile 1) Select Saved networks from the Options menu, then select New network and enter values into each field. 2) It is possible to select and save the AP search list by selecting Wi-Fi On and then Refresh (Searching AP). 3) After connecting to an AP with this Security type, the profile will be saved automatically.
3. How to obtain MACaddress For setting up a connection in some wireless networks with MAC filter you may need to enter the MAC address of your GD900 into the router. 1 Touch Wi-Fi from the settings tab, then open the options menu. 2 Select My MAC Address and it will be displayed. 101
Software Update Software Update LG Mobile Phone Software Update Program For more information on installing and using this program, please visit http://update.lgmobile.com. This feature allows you to update your software to the latest version quickly and conveniently over the Internet without needing to visit our service centre. As the mobile phone software update program requires your full attention throughout the update process, please make sure you check all instructions and notes that appear at each step before moving on to the next step. Please note that removing the USB data communication cable or batteries during the update may seriously damage your mobile phone. As the manufacturer takes no responsibility for loss of data 102 LG GD900 | User Guide
A during the update process, you are advised to back up any important information in advance for safekeeping.
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Accessories There are a variety of accessories available for your mobile phone, which may be sold separately. You can select these options according to your personal communication requirements. Consult your local dealer for availability. (Items described below may be optional.) Charger
Data cable and CD Connect and synchronise your GD900 and PC.
User Guide Learn more about your GD900. GD900 User Guide
NOTE: • Always use genuine LG accessories. • Failure to do this may invalidate your warranty. • Accessories may vary in different regions.
The wireless phone described in this guide is approved for use on E-GSM 900, DCS 1800, GSM 850, PCS 1900 and W-CDMA networks. A number of features included in this guide are called Network Services. These are special services that you arrange through your wireless service provider. Before you can take advantage of any of these Network Services, you must subscribe to them through your service provider and obtain instructions for their use from your service provider.
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R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC EN 301 489-1 V1.6.1 / EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1 / EN 301 489-17 V1.2.1 / EN 301 489-24 V1.3.1 EN 60950-1: 2001 EN 50360 / EN62209-1: 2006 EN 301 511 V9.0.2 / EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1 / EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1 EN 300 328 V1.7.1
The conformity to above standards is verified by the following Notified Body(BABT) BABT, Balfour House, Churchfield Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2TD, United Kingdom Notified Body Identification Number : 0168
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Guidelines for safe and efficient use Please read these simple guidelines. Not following these guidelines may be dangerous or illegal.
Exposure to radio frequency energy Radio wave exposure and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) information This mobile phone model GD900 has been designed to comply with applicable safety requirements for exposure to radio waves. These requirements are based on scientific guidelines that include safety margins designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health. • While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various LG phone models, they are all designed to meet the relevant guidelines for exposure to radio waves.
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• The SAR limit recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is 2W/kg averaged over 10g of tissue. • The highest SAR value for this model phone tested by DASY4 for use at the ear is 1.47 W/kg (10g) and when worn on the body is 0.802 W/Kg(10g). • SAR data information for residents in countries/regions that have adopted the SAR limit recommended by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is 1.6 W/kg averaged over 1g of tissue.
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Product care and maintenance WARNING Only use batteries, chargers and accessories approved for use with this particular phone model. The use of any other types may invalidate any approval or warranty applying to the phone, and may be dangerous. • Do not disassemble this unit. Take it to a qualified service technician when repair work is required. • Keep away from electrical appliances such as TVs, radios, and personal computers. • The unit should be kept away from heat sources such as radiators or cookers. • Do not drop.
• Do not subject this unit to mechanical vibration or shock. • Switch off the phone in any area where you are required by special regulations. For example, do not use your phone in hospitals as it may affect sensitive medical equipment. • Do not handle the phone with wet hands while it is being charged. It may cause an electric shock and can seriously damage your phone. • Do not to charge a handset near flammable material as the handset can become hot and create a fire hazard. • Use a dry cloth to clean the exterior of the unit (do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner or alcohol). • Do not charge the phone when it is on soft furnishings. • The phone should be charged in a well ventilated area. 107
Guidelines for safe and efficient use • Do not subject this unit to excessive smoke or dust. • Do not keep the phone next to credit cards or transport tickets; it can affect the information on the magnetic strips. • Do not tap the screen with a sharp object as it may damage the phone. • Do not expose the phone to liquid or moisture. • Use the accessories like earphones cautiously. Do not touch the antenna unnecessarily.
Efficient phone operation Electronics devices All mobile phones may get interference, which could affect performance. • Do not use your mobile phone near medical equipment without requesting permission. Avoid placing the phone over pacemakers, for example, in your breast pocket. • Some hearing aids might be disturbed by mobile phones. • Minor interference may affect TVs, radios, PCs, etc.
Road safety Check the laws and regulations on the use of mobile phones in the area when you drive. • Do not use a hand-held phone while driving. • Give full attention to driving. 108 LG GD900 | User Guide
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• Use a hands-free kit, if available. • Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call if driving conditions so require. • RF energy may affect some electronic systems in your vehicle such as car stereos and safety equipment. • When your vehicle is equipped with an air bag, do not obstruct with installed or portable wireless equipment. It can cause the air bag to fail or cause serious injury due to improper performance. • If you are listening to music whilst out and about, please ensure that the volume is at a reasonable level so that you are aware of your surroundings. This is particularly imperative when near roads.
Avoid damage to your hearing Damage to your hearing can occur if you are exposed to loud sound for long periods of time. We therefore recommend that you do not turn on or off the handset close to your ear. We also recommend that music and call volumes are set to a reasonable level.
Glass Parts Some parts of your mobile device are made of glass. This glass could break if your mobile device is dropped on a hard surface or receives a substantial impact. If the glass breaks, do not touch or attempt to remove. Stop using your mobile device until the glass is replaced by an authorized service provider.
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Do not use the phone where blasting is in progress. Observe restrictions, and follow any regulations or rules.
Keep the phone in a safe place out of the reach of small children. It includes small parts which may cause a choking hazard if detached.
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• Do not use the phone at a refueling point. • Do not use near fuel or chemicals. • Do not transport or store flammable gas, liquid, or explosives in the same compartment of your vehicle as your mobile phone and accessories.
Wireless devices can cause interference in aircraft. • Turn your mobile phone off or activate flight mode before boarding any aircraft. • Do not use it on the ground without permission from the crew. LG GD900 | User Guide
Emergency calls may not be available under all mobile networks. Therefore, you should never depend solely on the phone for emergency calls. Check with your local service provider.
Battery information and care • You do not need to completely discharge the battery before recharging. Unlike other battery systems, there is no memory effect that could compromise the battery’s performance. • Use only LG batteries and chargers. LG chargers are designed to maximize the battery life.
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• Do not disassemble or short-circuit the battery pack. • Keep the metal contacts of the battery pack clean. • Replace the battery when it no longer provides acceptable performance. The battery pack maybe recharged hundreds of times until it needs replacing. • Recharge the battery if it has not been used for a long time to maximize usability. • Do not expose the battery charger to direct sunlight or use it in high humidity, such as in the bathroom. • Do not leave the battery in hot or cold places, this may deteriorate the battery performance.
• There is risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type. • Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Please recycle when possible. Do not dispose as household waste. • If you need to replace the battery, take it to the nearest authorized LG Electronics service point or dealer for assistance. • Always unplug the charger from the wall socket after the phone is fully charged to save unnecessary power consumption of the charger. • Actual battery life will depend on network configuration, product settings, usage patterns, battery and environmental conditions.
Trouble Shooting This chapter lists some problems you might encounter while using your phone. Some problems require you to call your service provider, but most are easy for you to correct yourself.
There is no SIM card in the phone or it is inserted incorrectly.
Make sure the SIM card is correctly inserted.
No network connection
Signal weak Outside GSM network area
Move towards a window or into an open area. Check the service provider coverage map.
Codes do not match
To change a security code, you will need to confirm the new code by entering it again.
Contact your Service Provider.
Function cannot be set
Not supported by Service Provider, or registration required
Contact your Service Provider.
Calls not available
Dialling error New SIM card inserted Charge limit reached
New network not authorised. Check for new restrictions. Contact Service Provider or reset limit with PIN 2.
On/Off key not pressed long enough Battery empty
Press the On/Off key down for at least two seconds. Keep charger attached for a longer time. Clean the contacts.
Phone cannot be switched on
Battery contacts dirty
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Battery totally empty
Temperature out of range
Make sure the ambient temperature is right, wait for a while, and then charge again.
Check the power supply and connection to the phone. Check the battery contacts and clean them if necessary.
No mains voltage
Plug in to a different socket or check the voltage.
If the charger does not warm up, replace it.
Only use original LG accessories.
Phone loses network
Signal too weak
Reconnection to another service provider is automatic.