A25

User Guide

User Guide

1 Welcome

Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of the Micromax A25 Android phone. You have now joined the millions of satisfied Micromax customers spread across the Globe. Your A25 device offers you these exciting features and much more:  Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)  7.1 CM Touch screen  Dual SIM  0.3 MP camera  1 GHz processor  External Memory (Supports to 32 GB)  Multimedia  Bluetooth 2.1  Wifi 802.11 b/g/n  Gravity sensor

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User Guide
Contents
1 Welcome 1 Phone Layout 2 Getting Started 2 5 6

2.1 Insert SIM card ................................................................................................... 6 2.2 Insert Memory card ......................................................................................... 7 2.3 Unlock the phone.............................................................................................. 7 3 Placing and Receiving Calls 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 9 Make a call ........................................................................................................... 9 Conference Call ................................................................................................. 9 End a call ............................................................................................................ 10 Disable Phone Calls (Airplane mode) ............................................... 10 Using the Touch screen ............................................................................. 10 Using the Phone’s Buttons ...................................................................... 11 Open and Close the Launcher .............................................................. 12 14

4 The Home Screen

4.1 Customize Home Screen.......................................................................... 15 4.1.1Add items to the Home screen ...........................................................15 5 Working With Menus 16 5.1 Context Menus ................................................................................................ 16 5.2 Options Menus ................................................................................................ 17 5.3 Menu Icons ........................................................................................................ 17 6 Hookup 7 Connect to the Internet 8 Managing Notifications 18 18 19

7.1 Access Internet via Wi-Fi .......................................................................... 19 8.1 Open the Notifications Panel.................................................................. 20 8.2 Respond to Notifications ........................................................................... 20 8.3 Close Notifications Panel.......................................................................... 21

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.............. 29 12....................................................................1Connect to Internet via your Phone .......................................2 9................................................................. 29 12...............1Share an Album .............................................................................3 9...............................2........................2Gallery .................................................................. 22 Forward a message .......................................1Why Use a Google Account .29 12......................................................... 27 10... 25 25 10 Multimedia 10..........................................1Connect to Internet ........ 25 10..............................................................4Install Secure Certificate from SD Card ...............4 22 Create and Send Multimedia Message..... 30 13 Applications 31 2 Health and Safety Precautions 3 Taking Care of Your Device 31 34 Model – A25 4 .............................................. 21 9 Messaging 9..............................................User Guide 8......................................................................................4FM Radio ........................................................................................ 29 12........4 Toolkits ............2Connect to Wi-Fi Networks..............................................3Music ............................................................................................................................ 28 11 Manage Accounts 12 Connect to Networks and Devices 28 29 11.......27 10............................................... 23 Using the Onscreen Keyboard ..............................1Camera ..1 9............................................. 24 Enter Various Characters .............................................3Pair With Bluetooth Devices ........ 28 12............3................. 26 10........

User Guide 1 Phone Layout 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 Power key Receiver Screen USB connector Home key Menu key 7 8 9 10 11 12 5 Back key Volume key Earphone connector Camera lens speaker Model – A25 .

Switch off the mobile phone and remove the rear cover and battery. Finally insert the battery and replace the rear cover of the Model – A25 6 . Insert the SIM card correctly in the card slot(s) (See figure below).User Guide 2 Getting Started 2.1 Insert SIM card The A25 is a Dual SIM mobile phone allowing you to use the facility of two networks. To insert SIM card(s): 1. t e r y 3. 2.

2 Insert Memory card 1. 2. Insert the memory card into the slot. Power off the mobile phone.User Guide mobile phone. 2. To unlock the screen: Model – A25 7 . Password. then remove the rear cover and battery. or draw a pattern to unlock your phone.3 Unlock the phone You may need to provide PIN. Use only compatible memory cards approved by Micromax with this device. Finally insert the battery and the rear cover of the mobile phone. 2. 3. Incompatible memory cards may damage the card or the device and corrupt the data stored in the card.

2. Press the power key to wake up the phone. touch Settings > Applications tab > Security > Set up screen lock. You may be required to unlock your phone based on the unlock method in settings. Password or none. Hold and drag the unlock icon downward to unlock. Model – A25 8 . 3. On the main menu. You can set your screen lock on the basis of pattern.User Guide 1. PIN. Choose the type of locking as desired. To set the unlock method: 1.

you can or merge the calls into a conference call. touch and hold the 0 key to enter the Plus (+) symbol. 3.  Press the Volume Up/ Down keys on the right side to adjust the call volume.User Guide 3 Placing and Receiving Calls You can dial a phone number or touch a number in your contacts.1 Make a call  Tap the icon on main menu or the home screen to dial the desired number.2 Conference Call If you dial or accept a new call when you are already on a call. 3. 1. Call Logs. You can also place from the Call log or contacts. Contacts and Favorite tabs to make a call.  Tap on any of the Phone. Place a call to the first participant. Model – A25 9 . followed by the phone number  Touch the icon to dial the number.  To dial an international number. and then enter the international country prefix.

4 Disable Phone Calls (Airplane mode) Some locations may require you to turn off your mobile. The participant is added to the conference call. the first participant is put on hold and you are prompted to dial the second contact. Place the next call. using the phone tab.  Press and hold the Power button and then choose Airplane Mode. touch Merge calls.  Drag notification panel down then touch the Airplane mode. or your contacts. Wi-Fi. Model – A25 10 . to type letters and symbols using the onscreen keyboard.5 Using the Touch screen You can use the touch screen in the followingto swap calls Touch ways:  Touch: Acts on items on the screen.User Guide 2. touch the icon. such as application and settings icons.3 End a call While during a call. the Call log. When you are connected. When you are connected. 3. 4. 3. and Bluetooth wireless connections. or to press onscreen buttons. 3. touch the Add call icon. 3.

 Pinch: In some applications (Such as Maps. double-tap a section of a webpage in Browser to zoom that section to fit the width of the screen. For example.6 Using the Phone’s Buttons The phone’s buttons and soft buttons offers a lot of functions and shortcuts. Browser.  Swipe or slide: Quickly slide your finger across the surface of the screen. in Maps. slide the screen up or down to scroll a list.User Guide  Touch and hold: Touch and hold an item on the screen until an action occurs. You can turn this feature on and off. For example. and in other applications. or other screen to zoom. (without dragging an item). Button Press Home key: Opens the Home Model – A25 Press and hold Opens recently 11 . You can also double-tap to control the Camera zoom. the orientation of the screen changes as you rotate it. 3. and Gallery) you can zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the screen at once and pinching them together (to zoom out) or spreading them apart (to zoom in).  Rotate the screen: On most screens. map.  Drag: Touch and hold an item and move your finger on the screen until you reach the target position.  Double-tap: Tap quickly twice on a webpage.

Model – A25 12 . Back key: Opens the previous screen you were working on.7 Open and Close the Launcher Touch the Launcher Icon to open the main menu. Menu key: Opens a context menu related with current screen or Application.User Guide screen. You can add an application icon to the Home screen by pressing and holding it until it vibrates and enters Home screen and the release your finger. used applications. 3.

Model – A25 13 .User Guide Press Home key or Back icon to close the Launcher.

Touch and hold an empty spot to add a shortcut to an application. main menu. signal strength.User Guide 4 The Home Screen When you sign in. the home screen opens. The status bar shows the time. Touch the main menu icon at the bottom of the screen to view all installed applications.    The main menu screen is your starting point to access all the features on your phone. Swipe left or right on the home screen to display the next home screen. and notification icons. battery status. a widget and so on Touch the menu icons to open the menus on the screen such as home screen. call logs and so on. 14 Model – A25 . Tap items on the Home screen to open them.

You can 15  Model – A25 . music player.User Guide 4. 3. shortcuts. 4.1 Add items to the Home screen 1. a destination in Maps. widgets. etc. Widgets: Add any application (widgets) to your Home screen. a bookmarked webpage. 2.1. a music play list. Touch Menu key > Add+ or just touch and hold an empty area on the Home screen. Open the Home screen.  Shortcuts: Add shortcuts to applications. and other items to any part of the Home screen or change the wallpaper. a favorite contact.1 Customize Home Screen You can add applications. Including clock. A menu for adding the following pops up. pictures and so on.

 5 Working With Menus The phone provides you with Context menus and Options menus for accessing the features in an intuitive way. on any  on Model – A25 16 . contacts with phone number.User Guide also download widgets from Android Market. or starred contacts. nothing happens. Your folder’s contents are kept up to date automatically. If you touch a screen that has no context menu. Wallpapers: Choose different types of wallpapers as desired. Not all screens have context menus. 5. or folders that contain all your contacts.  Folders: Add a folder where you can organize Home screen items.1 Context Menus  You can open context menu by touching screen.

an Options menu opens.2 Options Menus Options menus contain tools that apply to specific items on the screen. When you touch and hold some items on a screen.3 Menu Icons You have the following menu icons to easily let you access its important features: Opens the dialer Model – A25 17 . Not all items have options menus. You can open an option by touching and holding an item on the screen. 5.User Guide Options menu Context menu 5.

chat. snapshots and speak your heart on the go. which lets you talk. Share images. please refer to the Hookup Flyer that comes with your handset’s packaging to enjoy the world of Hookup. sketches. 2. and connect with your friends and make new ones. audio.User Guide Opens messaging Opens the main menu Opens the call contacts 6 Hookup Get connected on the move with Hookup. Select the access point name or change the access point name for your Internet connectivity as provided by the service provider of your SIM card. 7 Connect to the Internet To configure your Internet: 1. Model – A25 18 . Go to Settings> Wireless & Networks >Mobile Networks> Access point names. For more information on how to use Hookup.

go to Settings> Dual SIM Setting> Data Connection and tap the service provider of your SIM to enable Internet connection. 3. go to Menu> settings> wireless & networks > Wi-Fi Settings and then select the WIFI connection listed under Wi-Fi networks. along with a summary that appears only briefly. please contact your network provider for the same. you can perform step 3 to enable data connection on your SIM card. Next. Similarly. its icon appears in the status bar. After you have selected or configured the access point name. If the access point names are not listed by default. your network provider sends the access point name settings via SMS. 7. You may need to install these settings. When you receive a notification.User Guide By default.1 Access Internet via Wi-Fi To browse the Internet via Wi-Fi: 1. Model – A25 19 . Go to Menu> Settings> wireless & networks and then tap Wi-Fi. 8 Managing Notifications Notification icons inform you of new messages and events. After this. 2. you can choose from the listed access point names. or it comes with your SIM card.

2 Respond to Notifications 1. Open the notification panel and touch a notification to respond to it. 8.User Guide 8. What happens next depends on the notification.1 Open the Notifications Panel Drag the status bar down from the top of the screen as shown below. The Notifications panel displays your network provider name and a list of your current notifications. Model – A25 20 . 2.

User Guide 8. Drag the tab at the bottom of the Notifications panel to the top of the screen. The panel also closes when you touch a notification to respond to it.4 Toolkits Open the Notifications panel and then tap on Toolkits to access and choose various tools available on your handset. 8. Or just press the back button.3 Close Notifications Panel 1. Model – A25 21 .

1 Create and Send Multimedia Message 1. Model – A25 22 . or add multimedia media file(s). Touch compose new message. Touch to open a message Touch to compose a new text or multimedia message. 9.User Guide 9 Messaging You can use Messaging to exchange text messages and multimedia messages with your friends. A Message becomes an MMS if you send it to an email address. You can also press the key and open the context menu to work on messages and their settings.

Touch Forward in the menu that opens. 3.User Guide 2. Tap to lock the message. 4. Touch to forward the message.2 Forward a message 1. Touch the composition text box and enter your message body. Touch the 5. 6. icon to attach various types of files. 2. 9. Model – A25 23 . Enter or select a mobile phone number. Open a message and then touch that message in a message conversation window. Send the MMS. Touch key to open the context menu.

View message details and delete message. Model – A25 24 . Save message to SIM card.  Use the icon to erase characters. to open the keyboard. You can also Copy message text. Touch Send to send the message. 9. Touch and hold for caps. Add a contact.3 Using the Onscreen Keyboard Some applications display the keyboard by default.User Guide 3. Press space or a punctuation mark to enter the highlighted suggestion. lock a message. In others. 4. Tap this icon to select desired contact from phonebook Touch once to capitalize the next letter you type. you touch a text field where you want to enter text.

9. Model – A25 25 . so you must insert one to use the Camera.4 Enter Various Characters Press the symbols key to switch to the numbers and symbols keyboard.User Guide    After typing. Touch and hold the text field to open a menu and to copy/cut texts. press icon to close the keyboard.1 Camera Your camera’s pictures and videos are stored in the SD card. 10 Multimedia 10. You can copy pictures and videos from the SD card to a PC and vice versa.

1. Touch the Gallery icon in the main menu or in camera more (refer figure). Touch to view gallery Touch to change settings Touch to toggle between video/camera modes 10. Touch a picture or a video in an album to view it.2 Gallery You can use the Gallery to view pictures and play videos and share files.User Guide Touch to take picture/ video. 2. Model – A25 26 . 3. Touch an album to open and view its contents.

In the menu that opens. Tap the key and then touch Share. 3. 10.3 Music You can easily transfer your favorite music from your PC to the SD card and experience a whole world of interesting and melodious music. Open the main Gallery window. Touch Share again at the context menu. 2.  Model – A25 27 . Gmail messaging and so on.1 Share an Album 1. Bluetooth.User Guide 10. touch the application to use to share the selected albums. Press the phone’s volume up/down keys on the left side of the mobile phone to adjust the volume. 4. You can share via email. Check or uncheck the albums you want to share.2.  Touch the key or the intuitive buttons and icons on the phone in music interface to enjoy the features of your music player.

 Touch the key or the intuitive buttons and icons on the phone in Radio interface to enjoy the features of your inbuilt FM radio. Navigation. 11.4 FM Radio You can listen to your favorite FM channels using the inbuilt FM receiver of your phone. Model – A25 28 . such as Gmail.1 Why Use a Google Account Your Google Account lets you take full advantage of Google applications and services that you may want to use. You can do this by tapping Settings> Applications tab > Accounts & sync > Add Account: .User Guide 10. Press the phone’s volume up/down keys on the right side of the mobile phone to adjust the volume. Maps. and various applications. Google account etc on your device.  11 Manage Accounts You can set up a corporate.

2 Connect to Wi-Fi Networks Refer to Section 7. Got o Bluetooth settings and tap Scan for Devices.1 Connect to Internet Refer to section 7 for details. such as headsets. 12. To do this: Model – A25 29 . Touch the ID of the other device in the list in Settings to pair them. enter any password on one device and enter the same password you entered in the other device to be paired.3. Also set Bluetooth preferences from here.User Guide 12 Connect to Networks and Devices Your phone can connect to a variety of networks and devices. your phone connects to the device. You can also transfer files to/from your PC through the data cable. Bluetooth. GPRS.3 Pair With Bluetooth Devices 1. 12. If the pairing is successful. 3. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks> Bluetooth to turn it on.1 Connect to Internet via your Phone You can browse the Internet on your PC using your mobile phone. If you are prompted to for a password.). Your phone scans and displays the Bluetooth devices in range. 12. 4. including Wi-Fi. 12.1 for details. devices.

4 Install Secure Certificate from SD Card If your VPN or Wi-Fi Network relies on secure certificates. the drivers get automatically installed. 1. Copy the certificate from your computer to the root of the SD card. before you can configure access to those VPN or Wi-Fi networks on your phone. Connect your mobile phone to your PC via the USB adaptor. Proceed as suggested. Only the names of certificates that you have not already installed on your phone are displayed. 4. You may need to download the certificates from a website. you need to manually install the drivers. Go to Settings> Wireless & Networks> Tethering & portable hotspot and then touch USB Tethering.User Guide 1. Touch Install from SD card under Security Settings. In case of Linux . A prompt for installation will appear on your PC. in case of Windows XP. you must obtain the certificates and store them in your phone’s storage. 2. 3. Touch Settings> Applications tab > Security. However. 12. Touch the file name of the certificate to install. Windows 7 and Vista OS. Model – A25 30 . 2.

13 Applications You phone comes with a host of applications to make your life easier and more convenient. Not following them may be dangerous or illegal.User Guide 5. 6. SAR (specific absorption rate) is the measurement of body-absorbed RF quantity when the phone is in use. SAR value is ascertained according to the highest RF level generated during laboratory tests. If prompted. SAR Compliance   Your phone is designed not to exceed the limits of emission of radio waves recommended by international guidelines. Explore the various applications and the features that comes with your A25 handset and enjoy the advantage. enter the certificate’s password and touch OK. 31 Model – A25 . 2 Health and Safety Precautions Please read these simple guidelines. Enter a name for the certificate and touch OK.

Please keep your calls short and use SMS whenever more convenient. please use the personal hands-free kit. Please do not put the phone onto any passenger seat or any place from which it may fall down in case of vehicular collision or emergency braking.User Guide  The SAR value of the phone may depend on factors such as proximity to the network tower. use of accessories or other accessories. adolescents and pregnant women. This advice applies especially to children. People having active medical implants should preferably keep the cell phone at least 15 cm away from the implant. When you have to use the phone. The highest SAR value of the device at the head and body are 0. 32 Model – A25 . headset) with a low power Bluetooth emitter.  SAR Recommendations    Use a wireless hands-free system (headphone. Safe Driving   Do not use the phone while driving.46 W/kg respectively averaged over 1 gm of human tissue.99 W/kg and 1. Make sure the cell phone has a low SAR.    Maintain a preferable distance of 15 mm from the device. Prefer to use your cell phone when the signal quality is good.

 Do not carry the wireless device in a breast pocket. consult your health care provider. Unsafe Areas Model – A25 33 . Please turn off your phone during a flight.  If you have any questions about using your wireless device with an implanted medical device.  Turn off the phone if there is any reason to suspect that interference is taking place.3 centimeters (6 inches) from the medical device.  Follow the manufacturer directions for the implanted medical device.User Guide During Flight  Flight is influenced by interference caused by the phone. It is illegal to use a phone on the airplane.  To avoid potential interference with implanted medical devices such as a pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator:  Always keep your phone at least 15. In Hospitals  Your Phone’s radio waves may interfere with the functioning of inadequately shielded medical devices. Consult a physician or the manufacturer of the medical device to determine whether they are adequately shielded from external Radio Frequency. Switch off your device when regulations posted instruct you to do so.

dirty areas. Repairing this phone by yourself other than our authorized service agents/centers goes against the warranty rules. Its moving parts and electronic components can be damaged. wipe it with a dry cloth and take it the service center. Rough handling can break internal circuit boards and fine mechanics. or any other dangerous goods are stored. If your device does get wet. remove the battery without turning on the device.  3 Taking Care of Your Device Your device is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be handled with care: The following suggestions will help you protect your phone:  Keep the device dry. or shake the device. Do not store the device in high or cold temperature. Do not attempt to open the device other than as instructed in this guide. High temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices and damage batteries. and all types of liquids or moisture can contain minerals that will rust electronic circuits. knock. Do not drop. 34     Model – A25 . humidity.User Guide  Please turn off your phone when you are close to a gas station or in the vicinity of any place where fuel and chemical preparations. Precipitation. Do not use or store the device in dusty.

We recommend you to charge the battery at room temperature range. Do not discard the battery with household trash. Replace the battery with a new battery of the same make and specification.    Recycle Your Phone Model – A25 35 . the battery life is at an end.  Do not store your device near magnetic fields or allow your device to come in contact with magnetic fields for extended period of time.User Guide  Do not use harsh chemicals. Micromax will not be held responsible for user’s safety when using unapproved accessories or supplies. or strong detergents to clean the device. If the time that the battery powers equipment becomes much shorter than usual. Only use a soft. dry cloth to clean the surface of the device. Batteries have life cycles. Please dispose of used battery according to your local environmental laws and guidelines. Use manufacturer approved batteries. Battery Recommendations:  Please put the battery in a cool and well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight. clean. chargers. accessories and supplies. cleaning solvents.

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