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Simple Manual LG-P500 P/N : MMBB0393931 (1.0) G www.lg.com ENGLISH
Congratulations on your purchase of the advanced and compact LG-P500 phone by LG, designed to operate with the latest digital mobile communication technology. Bluetooth QD ID B016768
• Some of the contents of this manual may not apply to your phone depending on your phone’s software or your service provider. • This handset is not recommended for the visually impaired because of its touch-screen keypad. • Copyright ©2010 LG Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved. LG and the LG logo are registered trademarks of LG Group and its related entities. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. • Google search,Maps, Google Mail, YouTube, Talk and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc. LG-P500 LG-P500 User Guide This guide helps you get sta..
4 Important notice Please check to see if any problems you have encountered with your phone are described in this section, before taking the phone in for service or calling a service representative. 1. Phone memory When available space on your phone memory is less than 10%, your phone can not receive a new message. You need to check your phone memory and delete some data such as applications or messages to make more memory available. To manage the application On the home screen, touch Applications tab and select Settings > Applications > Manage applications . When all applications app..
5 To check the battery charge level On the home screen, touch Applications tab and select Settings > About phone > Status . The battery status (charging, discharging) and level (as a percentage of fully charged) are displayed at the top of the screen. To monitor and control what uses the battery On the home screen, touch Applications tab and select Settings> About phone> Battery use. The top of the screen displays battery usage time. Either how long since last connected to a power source or, if connected to a power source, how long you were last running on battery power. The bod..
6 4. Using Unlock pattern Set unlock pattern to secure your phone. Opens a set of screens that guide you through drawing a screen unlock pattern. WARNING: Precautions to take when using the Pattern Lock, It is very important that you remember the unlock pattern you set. You have 5 opportunities to enter your unlock Pattern, PIN or Password. If you used all the 5 opportunities, you can attempt it after 30 seconds. When you can’t recall your unlock Pattern, PIN, or Password: If you logged in Google account on the phone and failed to use correct pattern 5 times, tab the Forgot pattern button..
7 seconds), the phone will turn on and perform factory reset immediately. Please note, after you perform Hard Reset , all your data and applications on your phone will be erased and cannot be reversed. WARNING If you perform Hard Reset, all user applications and user data will be deleted. Please remember to back up any important data before performing Hard Reset . 6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks To use Wi-Fi on your phone, you access a wireless access point, or “hotspot.” Some access points are open and you can simply connect to them. Others are hidden or implement other security featur..
8 The Status bar displays icons that indicate Wi-Fi status. 7. Using a microSD card Pictures, along with Music and Video files, can only be saved to external memory. Before using the built-in camera, you need to insert a micro SD memory card to your phone first. Without inserting a memory card, you will not be able to save pictures and video you had taken. WARNING: Do not insert or remove the memory card when the phone is on. Otherwise, it may damage the memory card as well as your phone, and the data stored on the memory card may be corrupted. To remove the memory card safely, please selec..
9 TIP Getting back to recent Apps - Press and hold Home key, then a screen will display a listing the applications you used recently 9. Copy LG PC Suite from SD Card The LG PC Suite IV is a program that helps you connect your mobile phone to a PC using a USB data communication cable, so that you can use the functions of the mobile phone on your PC. Major Functions of the LG PC Suite IV • Create, edit and delete phone data conveniently • Synchronise data from a PC & phone (Contacts, Calendar, Message(SMS), Bookmark,Call log) • Transfer multimedia files (photos, videos, music) conve..
10 Connect your phone through USB data cable to your PC. • In the status bar, drag the USB icon. • Choose USB Connected and Mount. • You can view the mass storage content on your PC and transfer the files. • Copy the ‘LGPCSuiteIV’ folder on your mass storage to your PC. • Run ‘LGInstaller.exe’ file on your PC and follow the instructions. * When LG PCSuite IV installation completed, disable Mass storage only mode to run LG PCSuite IV. NOTE: Please do not remove or delete other program ﬁle installed on your memory card this may cause to damage your pre- installed applicati..
11 Use the USB cable with your phone to connect the phone to a USB port on your computer. You receive a notification that the USB is connected. Open the Notification drawer and touch USB connected. Touch Mount to confirm that you want to transfer files between your phone’s microSD card and the computer. When the phone is connected as USB storage, you receive a notification. You phone’s microSD card is mounted as a drive on your computer. You can now copy files to and from the microSD card. 11. Unlock screen when using data connection Your display will go dark if untouched for a period o..
12 Touch Turn off in the dialog that opens. 12. Hold Phone straight up Please hold the mobile phone straight up as a regular phone. While making/receiving calls or sending/receiving data, try to avoid holding the lower part of the phone where the antenna is located. It may affect call quality. 13. When Screen freezes If the phone does not respond to user input or the screen freezes: Remove the battery, insert it again and power on the phone. If it still does not work, please contact to the service center. NOTE: Do not connect your phone When you power on/off your PC. 3 Important notice
13 Getting to know your phone To turn on the phone, press and hold Power key for 3 seconds. To Turn off the phone, press Power key for 3 seconds, touch Power Off and touch Ok. Home key - Returns to home screen from any screen. Menu key - Check what options are available. Earpiece Back key - Returns to the previous screen. Search key - Search the web and contents in your phone. Power/Lock key - Powers your phone on/off by pressing and holding the key. - Turns off the screen and locks. WARNING: Placing a heavy object on the phone or sitting on it can damage its LCD and touch screen functional..
16 Replace the back cover of the phone. Charging your phone NOTE: The battery must be fully charged initially to improve battery lifetime. NOTE: The LG-P500 has an internal antenna. Be careful not to scratch or damage this rear area, as that will cause loss of performance. 4 Installing the memory card To store multimedia files such as captured images by using a built-in camera, you must insert a memory card to your phone. To insert a memory card: Turn the phone off before inserting or removing the memory card. Remove the back cover. Open the slot protection and insert the memory card into t..
17 Close the slot protection. 3 WARNING! Do not insert or remove the memory card when the phone is on. Otherwise, it may damage the memory card as well as your phone, and the data stored on the memory card may be corrupted. Formatting the memory card Your memory card may already be formatted. If it isn’t, you must format it before you can use it. NOTE: All ﬁles on the card are deleted when you format the card. NOTE: If there is content on your memory card, the folder structure may be different after formatting since all the ﬁles will have been deleted. Tip! If your memory card is alre..
18 Proximity sensor When receiving and making calls, this sensor automatically turns the backlight off and locks the touch keypad by sensing when the phone is near your ear. This extends battery life and prevents the touch keypad from activating unintentionally during calls. Lock your phone Also, If you do not use the phone for a while, the home screen or other screen you are viewing, is replaced with the lock screen to conserve the battery. - If there are any programs running when you lock your phone, they may be still running in lock mode. It is recommended to exit all programs before ent..
19 Silent Mode From Notification drawer, touch Or if you don't use unlock pattern , simply drag to the left. To wake up your phone, press Menu , Home , Back, Search or Power key. The lock screen will appear. Touch the lock icon and drag your finger to the right to unlock home screen or the last screen you were working . Home screen Simply swipe your finger to the left or right to view them. You can also customise each panel with widgets, shortcuts which are shortcuts to your favourite applications, folders and wallpapers. NOTE: Some screen images may be different depending on your phone pro..
20 Getting back to a recently used applications Touch and hold the Home key. The screen will show you a pop up with icons of applications that you've used recently. Notification drawer The notification drawer runs across the top of your screen. Ring 3G connection GPS Bluetooth Wi-Fi Touch and slide the notification drawer down with your finger. Or, on the home screen, touch Menu key and select Notifications . Here, you can check and manage Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G Connection, Silent mode status as well as other notifications. Entering text You can also enter text using the onscreen keyboar..
21 Delete Key Go forward or backword between letters. Tip! To switch between Qwerty Keypad and Phone Keypad, Touch and choose keypad Types. Google Account Set-up The first time you open the Google application on your phone, you will be required to sign in with your existing Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you’re prompted to create one. IMPORTANT • Some applications, such as Calendar, work only with the Google Account. If you plan to use more than one Google Account with your phone you have option to use more than one google account, When you sign in, your contacts, ..
22 Messaging Your LG-P500 combines SMS and MMS into one intuitive, easy-to-use menu. WARNING: The 160- character limit may vary from country to country depending on how the SMS is coded and language. WARNING: If an image, video, or audio ﬁle is added to an SMS message, it will be automatically converted into an MMS message, and you will be charged accordingly. Opening Email and the Accounts Screen You can use the Email application to read email from services like Gmail. The Email application supports the following account types: POP3, IMAP and Exchange. Social Networking With your phone, ..
23 Getting to know the viewfinder Zoom – Zoom in or zoom out. Alternatively you can use the side volume keys. Brightness – This defines and controls of the amount of sunlight entering the image. Slide the brightness indicator along the bar, towards “-” for a lower brightness image, or towards “+” for a higher brightness image. Settings – Touch this icon to open the settings menu. See Using the advanced settings . Focus – Touch this icon to select the options menu. See Using the focus mode . Scene mode – Choose from Auto , Portrait , Landscape , Sports , Night , and Sunset ..
24 Once you’ve taken the photo Share Touch to share your photo via Bluetooth , Email , Facebook, Gmail , Messaging, Picasa or Twitter . NOTE: Additional charges may apply when MMS messages are send or downloaded while roaming. Set as Touch to use the Lock screen or Wallpaper . Rename Touch to edit the name of the selected picture. Camera
25 Maps Check your current location and traffic and receive directions to your destination. The LG-P500 must be connected to Wi-Fi or 3G/GPRS. NOTE: Google Maps does not cover all cities and countries. Press Menu key to use options: Search – Enter the place you are looking for. Directions – This will let you find out the route of your entered place. Touch to input the place. Choose from Contacts or Point on Map or My current location. Layers – You can switch view from Traffic to Satellite or Terrain. Tap Latitude then you will see the location of your contacts from Google Account. My ..
26 ThinkFree Office ThinkFree Office allows you to read documents, and provides limited edit functions for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. But You can not edit PDF file. Touch and hold a file, then Open, Upload, Rename, Move, Copy, Delete, Send and Properties options are available. This is depending on the file type. The Web Browser NOTE: Additional charges apply when connecting to these services and downloading content. Check data charges with your network provider. Using options Press the Menu key to view options. New window – Open a new window. Bookmark – Add/Show Bookmark, sho..
27 TIP! If you are out of Wi-Fi area and choose 3G connection, additional charges may be applied. USB tethering You can share your phone's internet connection with your computer. You can tether your phone to your computer with a USB cable. Settings > Wireless & network settings > Tethering & portable hotspot > USB tethering For more information regarding USB tethering, click Help. TIP! To use USB Tethering, you need to install PC Suite on to your PC first. Wi-Fi Tethering Use your LG-P500 as portable Wi-Fi hotspot or share LG- P500's data connection via usb Settings > Wi..
28 service centre. As the mobile phone firmware update requires the user’s full attention for the duration of the update process, please make sure to check all instructions and notes that appear at each step before proceeding. Please note that removing the USB data cable or battery during the upgrade may seriously damage you mobile phone. DivX Mobile 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. AB..
29 These Accessories are available for use with the LG-P500. ( Items described below may be optional. ) Charger Data cable Connect your LG-P500 and PC. Battery User Guide Learn more about your LG- P500. Stereo headset NOTE: • Always use genuine LG accessories. • Failure to do this may void your warranty. • Accessories may vary in different regions. Accessories
30 How to save music/video files to the phone Connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable. Touch and drag down the status bar on the home screen. Select USB connected > Turn on USB storage > select OK >Open folder to view files . If you didn't install LG Android Platform Driver on your PC, you need set it manually. For more information, refer to 'Transferring files using mass storage devices' . Save music or video files from the PC to the phone's removable storage. - You may copy or move files from the PC to the phone's removable storage using a card reader. - If there is a vi..
31 How to move the contacts from the old phone to the current phone Export your contacts as a CSV file from your old phone to the PC using a PC sync program. Download Mobile Sync for Android at www.lg.com and install it in the PC. Run the program and connect your Android mobile phone to the PC using the USB cable. Select the Contacts icon. Go to Menu > File > Import and select the CSV file saved in the PC. If the fields in the imported CSV file are different from the ones in Mobile Sync for Android, you need to map the fields. After mapping the fields, click OK. Then, the contacts are..
32 * Exporting contacts: Run the Contacts application. Touch the address you want to export to. Press Menu and Select Share > Bluetooth > Check If Bluetooth is turned on and select Scan for devices > Choose the device you want to send data from the list. * Sending multi-selected contacts: Run the "Contacts" application. To Select more than one contact press Menu key and touch Multiselect . Select the contacts you want to send or press Menu key and touch Select all to select all the contacts and > Touch Share > Bluetooth > Select all . Select Share > Bluetooth > Check..
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