Kit Guide: Alcatel OneTouch Pop 4 - using it

If you're new to the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 4, we've made this super-helpful guide to make sure you get the most out of your phone. 

1. Making phone calls

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All phone calls are handled through the phone app on the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 4. The Phone app is on the bottom-left corner of the Home screen.

 
 
 
 
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  • The phone app will open to the Speed Dial tab, which shows Favourite contacts. To mark a contact as a favourite, tap the Star icon on the contact screen.
  • The middle tab is Call history, which shows recent calls. Tap any of these to dial the number again.
  • The right tab is Contacts, which will show you all the contacts saved on your phone. Tap one to view their contact details, and then tap the number to call it.
  • If you go back to the Speed Dial tab, you can press the number pad button, and then dial a number directly into the phone. Press the green phone icon to call the number.

 

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)

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Your Alcatel OneTouch Pop 4 can send text and picture messages. The guide below will show you how to do each of these.

Sending a text

 
 
 
 
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1.

From the Home screen, tap the Messaging app.

2.

Press the new message button in the bottom right corner, or tap a person's name to reply to them.

3.

If you're writing a new message, tap the To box and start typing a name or number. As you type, suggestions from your contacts will come up. Tap who you want to send the text to.

4.

Tap the Enter message box, and type your message.

5.

Press the arrow on the right of the message box to send the message.

Sending a picture message

Sending a picture message is very similar to sending a text. Follow steps 1-4 above to get the message ready, and then follow the steps below:

 
 
 
 
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1.

Tap the paperclip on the left of the message box.

2.

Choose the type of thing you want to send - a picture, video etc.

3.

You'll be shown the contents of your phone. Find the item you want to send, and tap it to choose it.

4.

The item will be added to your message. Tap the arrow to send it.

Deleting message threads

A 'message thread' is all of the back and forth messages between you and a contact. Your phone has plenty of space for thousands of messages, but it's worth clearing up old ones every now and then.

To delete a message thread:

1.

Open the Messages app from the Home screen.

2.

Press and hold on the message thread you want to delete, until a tick shows next to it.

3.

Tap the bin icon at the top of the screen to delete the message thread.

3. Sending emails

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To send emails, you’ll need to have set up an email account on your phone.

Sending an email

 
 
 
 
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1.

From the Home screen, tap the Email app.

2.

Tap the new message button.

3.

Tap the To box, and type in an email address, or a person's name. As you type, suggested contacts will come up, tap them to add them.

4.

Tap the Subject box, and fill in a subject for your email.

5.

Tap into the message box at the bottom and type your message.

6.

To send the email, tap the arrow in the top right corner.

Sending an attachment

Follow steps 1-5 above to get your email ready, and then follow our steps to add an attachment:

 
 
 
 
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Tap the paperclip in the top-right corner.

2.

Choose the type of file you want to attach - a picture, video or document etc.

3.

You'll be shown your phone contents - find the item you want to attach and tap it to choose it.

4.

You might be asked to resize pictures or attachments to make the email size smaller. Smaller emails will send more quickly and use less data, but pictures won't look as good. Choose Original or one of the other sizes to continue.

5.

Your attachment will now have been added to the email. Tap the arrow in the top right to send the email.

4. Setting alarms

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Alarms can be set using the Time app on your phone. From the Home screen, tap the Time app and then follow our steps to get set up.

 
 
 
 
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1.

When the Time app opens, tap on the Alarm tab at the top.

2.

Press the button at the bottom to add a new alarm.

3.

Tap the hour you want, then tap OK.

4.

Tap the minute you want, then tap OK.

The alarm is set, and you can edit some extra options.

  • If you want the alarm to go off on multiple days, tick the Repeat box, then choose the days you want it to go off on.
  • Tap the ringtone to change the sound of the alarm, and tick the Vibrate box if you want the phone to vibrate as well as ring.
  • You can give the alarm a name by tapping Label.

Once you're happy with the settings, tap the upwards facing arrow to close the settings.

 

5. Tips & tricks

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Now you've learned to make calls and send texts, there's a couple of things you can do to get the most out of the Pop 4. 

Monitoring data usage

Your Alcatel OneTouch Pop 4 can keep track of your data use, letting you can keep an eye on what is using your data, and help to stop you from running out.

Go to Settings > Data Usage

1.

Slide the switch next to Set mobile data limit to On.

2.

Tap the date to set when your allowance gets reset each month.

3.

Slide the two bars on the graph up or down to match your data limit. The red one should be your limit, while the green one should be a warning for when you get close to the limit.

Once set up, you can come back to this page to keep a track of your data use.

Monitoring battery usage

Your phone also comes with a battery monitor to help you extend the battery.

Go to Settings > Battery and you'll see an estimate of how long your battery will last. Underneath that you’ll be shown what’s using up your battery, such as a high screen brightness or an app running in the background. You can use this information to help you decide when to close apps you don't need, or switch off things like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

You can also go to Settings > Battery Menu Battery saver, where you can switch on the power saver, which will automatically close things using your battery. You can also set this to come on once your battery gets below a certain level.

Hopefully that's all you should need to know to make the most out of your phone. If you do need any more help, you can contact one of your Team Knowhow Experts here.

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