How to change or adjust the display option for brightness
To raise or lower the screen brightness, follow these steps:
How to change, increase, or decrease the backlight duration
To increase or decrease the amount of time before the backlight dims, follow these steps:
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How to access the Help menu
To access the help documents on your phone, follow these steps:
Getting Started widget
Tips and Tricks widget
Access Swype help
The phone automatically updates its software using over-the-air (OTA) updates. When new software is available, the phone displays a prompt asking you to update the system. You can also manually check for software updates.
When you see a prompt for a software update, perform one of the following actions:
There are two kinds of software updates:
To check for available Over the Air (OTA) updates, follow these steps:
How to check the software version
To find the software version on your phone, follow these steps:
How to sign into the device with a Google account
Before using the device, you must sign in using a Google account. Otherwise, the device can only make emergency calls. The device synchronizes to the Google service for this account.
To sign in using an existing Google account, see the MOTOBLUR Service Overview page.
How to create a new Google account to sign in to the device
To sign in using a new Google account, see the MOTOBLUR Service Overview page.
How to turn on or turn off airplane mode
Airplane mode turns off the wireless radio. This allows you to use programs while traveling on an airplane, but not make or receive calls. To turn on airplane mode, follow these steps:
Using the Lock key
Using the Settings menu
Browser messages (WAP Push) are not supported.
We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular phone model.
How to change the frequency of the band selection
To change the band selection, follow these steps:
How to use, turn on, or turn off data roaming
If the Data Roaming option and Data Synchronization options are turned on while roaming, you incur charges for accessing the Internet, e-mail, or synchronizing while roaming.
To use, turn on, or turn off data roaming, follow these steps:
How to perform a manual network selection to register on a network
Related error: 'Network unavailable'
To manually select the wireless network the phone connects to, follow these steps:
Note: The phone detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.
How to perform a master reset
Hard or master reset
A hard reset restores the original factory settings and may erase all downloaded content, including ringtones, images, programs, and contacts stored in the internal memory. It does not erase data stored on the SIM card or memory card (if available). To perform a hard reset, follow these steps:
How to perform a soft reset
A soft reset clears and shuts down all active programs. This can help when the phone is running slower than normal or not performing properly. To perform a soft reset, follow these steps:
How to change the default SIM PIN code
To change the default SIM PIN code, follow these steps:
Changing the security code is not supported
Locking an application is not supported
We’re sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular device model.
How to lock and unlock the keypad
Locking the keypad protects against accidental key presses. No password is required to unlock the keypad. To lock and unlock the keypad, follow these steps:
Manual keypad lock
To lock the keypad.
Quickly press the Power/Lock key.
To unlock the keypad.
Press the Menu key.
How to turn on or turn off the phone lock
Phone lock causes the phone to lock when you turn it off, or when the phone goes into a lock/standby mode. When you turn the phone back on, or wake it up from standby mode, you must enter a password. To turn on or turn off the phone lock, follow these steps:
To enable phone lock using the pattern lock
To unlock the phone using the pattern lock
To enable phone lock using the passcode lock
To unlock the phone using the passcode lock
How to turn on or turn off the SIM PIN code
The SIM PIN code is used to protect the SIM from being used in other phones. When you enable the SIM PIN code, the phone prompts you to enter the code after turning it on. To turn on or turn off the SIM card lock, follow these steps:
To enable SIM card lock
To disable SIM card unlock
How to enter a PUK code
If you enter the PIN code incorrectly several times in a row, the phone blocks you from attempting again. To enter a PUK code and unblock the PIN, follow these steps:
Important: You must call T-Mobile Customer Care for the PUK code. Entering the wrong code can permanently damage your SIM card.
How to enter a Mobile Device unlock code
The Mobile Device unlock code allows the phone to use a SIM card from another wireless carrier. To enter the Mobile Device unlock code, follow these steps:
Important: Stop if you receive an error message while performing the instructions below. The phone locks permanently if you enter the incorrect code multiple times.
How to set the alarm clock
To set the alarm clock, follow these steps:
How to turn on or turn off automatic update of time and date (NITZ)
Automatic update of time and date (NITZ) checks for the correct time while the phone turns on. To turn on or turn off NITZ, follow these steps:
Note: When you enter a different time zone and turn on your phone, it automatically updates to the new time. This feature is network-dependent and may not be available in all areas.
How to set or change the time and date
To set the time and date, follow these steps:
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