Kit Guide: Medion Life E5001 - Setting it up


In this guide, we'll take you through the Setup of your Medion Life E5001. We've covered everything you need to get started - from inserting the SIM, to securing it with a lock screen.

Box contents


  • Medion E5001
  • Battery
  • Mains adaptor
  • USB cable
  • Information pack

Inserting your SIM & memory cards


The Medion Life E5001 uses a standard sized SIM card, and you can add extra storage by using a MicroSD card. There's also a second SIM card slot in this phone, which uses a MicroSIM card. All of these go under the back cover, which you'll need to take off first.

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Use your thumbnail in the charging port to prise the back cover away from the phone.


Slide the SIM card into slot 1, with the metal contacts facing down and the cut-off corner sticking out.


If you're using a second SIM, slide this into slot 2, again with the metal contacts facing down, but this time with the cut-off corner going in first.


If you're using a MicroSD card, put this into the slot in the top right, with the metal contacts facing down. Put the back cover back over the phone, and press around the edges to make sure it is secure.

With everything in, press and hold the power button on the back of the phone to turn it on, and start setting it up.

Completing the Life E5001 Setup Wizard


When the phone first comes on, it will show the 'Setup Wizard', which will help you get the phone set up and ready to use.

Setting it up

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Choose your language, and then tap the yellow arrow.


Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to, or tap Skip if you don't have Wi-Fi.


Type in the Wi-Fi password - if you're not sure what it is, you can normally find it on your router, then press Connect.


If you have a Google account, type in the email address, and press Next. If you want to create a new account, tap Or create a new account.

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Type in your Gmail password, and tap Next.


You'll have to agree to Google's 'Terms of Service and Privacy Policy' - read them by tapping them, and then tap Accept.


You might be asked to add some payment info to your account. Choose a payment type, press Next and fill in the details. Or tap Remind me later if you don't want to add any payment info.


If there are any backups on your Google account, you can restore one to your E5001, tap the 'Restore from' drop down to see the backups available.

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Choose a backup, or tap Set up as new device, and then tap Done.


Tap Next.


To add a screen lock, tap Set screen lock now, or to do it later tap Skip (we'll cover this a bit later in this guide).

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Read through the available Google Services, and keep the boxes ticked for ones you want to use.


Tap Next.


Read the welcome message, and tap Next.

The Setup Wizard is now finished, and you'll be looking at the Home screen. The bottom row of icons are for some of the most used apps: Phone, Contacts, Messages and Internet. You will also have the Apps button in the middle, which will show you all the other apps you have installed on your phone.

Touchscreen buttons

At the bottom of the phone are the navigation buttons that can help you get around.

'Menu' (lines): shows apps you've had open and lets you swap between them.

'Home' (house): this will always take you back to the Home screen.

'Back' (curved arrow): takes you back one screen, or closes an app.

Connecting to the Internet


Before you can download new apps, get your email or browse the web, you'll need to connect your phone to the internet. You can do this using Wi-Fi or mobile data.

Connecting the Life E5001 to a Wi-Fi network

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From the Home screen, tap Apps, then tap Settings.


Tap on Wi-Fi, and check if the switch at the top is on - tap it if it's not.


Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to, and type the password for the Wi-Fi - if you're not sure what this is, you can normally find it on your router.


Press Connect, and if it works you'll see the word 'Connected' underneath your Wi-Fi, and get the Wi-Fi signal bars at the top of the screen.

Turning mobile data on or off

Your phone will always try and connect using Wi-Fi, so you'll need to turn it off first.

Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Turn switch off

With Wi-Fi off, check at the top of the screen, next to your signal bars, for a '4G' or '3G' symbol, which are your mobile data indicators (you may see '2G' or 'E' if you're signal is not too good). If you can't see any indicator, follow these steps to check the mobile data settings.

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From the Home screen, tap Apps, then tap Settings.


Tap MoreMobile networks, then Access Point Names.


Check that your network is selected - tap the empty circle if it isn't.


Check the top again for a mobile data indicator. If you can't see one, tap the three dots, then tap Reset to default.

Once that's done, check for a mobile data connection indicator at the top again. If you're still not getting a connection, you'll have to type in the 'APN settings' manually. These let the phone connect to mobile data, and we have full guides for each network with all the required settings here.

Setting up new email accounts


Adding an email account lets you see all your emails, send new ones and get notified about new ones arriving. Your phone can work with many types of email account, and most will set up automatically.

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From the Home screen, go to Settings Accounts + Add account.


Choose the type of account you want to add. For work or school accounts, tap Exchange. For personal accounts, tap IMAP (some older accounts might need POP3). The yellow envelope will put your email in the Email app, and the red envelope will put it in the Gmail app.


Type in your email address and press Next.


Type your password and press Next.

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You might get some account options, such as how often your phone checks for new email. Choose the options you want and press Next.


Put in a name for the account, and type your name into the bottom box.


Tap Next.

Your email is set up, and you can see it by opening the Email or Gmail app on your Home screen. If you're account doesn't get automatically set up, you will need to do a 'manual setup'. You'll need to know the settings for your email account - if you don't have these, read our guide to email server settings to get them.

Setting up a lock screen


Adding a screen lock will help protect the data on your phone, like your photos and messages. There are a few different options for the screen lock, which we'll go through.

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Open Settings.


Scroll down, and tap Security.


Tap Screen lock, and choose the one you want to use:

  • Pattern: draw a pattern across a grid of dots
  • PIN: a 4-digit code
  • Password: a mix of numbers and letters
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Type or draw your screen lock, then confirm it.


Choose which notifications you want to see on the lock screen.


Press Done.

Your phone is set up, and you're ready to start using it. If you need more help, you can contact one of our Team Knowhow Experts here.

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