Kit Guide: Caterpillar S40 - setting it up

This super-helpful guide will go through the set up of your Caterpillar S40. We've covered everything from putting the SIM in, to protecting it with a lock screen.

1. Box contents

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This is what you'll get in your box.

  • Caterpillar S40
  • Mains/microUSB power adaptor
  • USB cable
  • Information pack

 

2. Inserting your SIM & memory cards

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To put the SIM card in, you'll need to open the tray on the left-hand edge of the phone. Using your fingernail, open the flap and you'll see two slots underneath it. Take the plastic tray out of the lower slot and put the SIM card on it. It'll line up to an indent in the tray, but make sure you can see the gold contacts. When it's in, you can slide the tray back in the phone.

 
 
 
 
Insert SIM card

If you've got a memory card to put in as well, it goes in the higher slot. There's no tray for this one, it just slides in with the thin end first, and the gold contacts facing down.

3. Completing the S40 Setup Wizard

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These are the steps you need to go through to set up your phone and start using it. Don't worry, we've explained each one.

 

Setting it up

 
 
 
 
Welcome screen
 
 
 
 
Connect to Wi-Fi
 
 
 
 
Connect to Wi-Fi
 
 
 
 
Tap & Go
1.

Choose the language you want to use, then press the yellow arrow.

2.

Connect to Wi-Fi now so that the phone can download everything it needs to. Tap the name of your network.

3.

Type in your wireless password, then press Connect. It's on your router if you don't know it.

4.

'Tap & Go' can copy information from another Android phone if it's got the same features. Follow the instructions if you want to use it, or you can just tap Skip.

 
 
 
 
Add a Google account
 
 
 
 
Sign into Google
 
 
 
 
Google Terms and Conditions
 
 
 
 
Google features
5.

Sign into Google so that you can download apps and games once things are set up. Type in your Google email address then tap Next. If you need to set one up, press Or create a new account.

6.

Type in your Google password then tap Next.

7.

Signing in means you agree to Google's Terms and Conditions. Read about them by tapping the links, then press Accept.

8.

Read about the services Google offers, then press I Agree if it's something you want to use, or Ask me later if you don't want to at the moment.

 
 
 
 
Payment information
 
 
 
 
Set up lock screen
 
 
 
 
Skip warning
 
 
 
 
Google Services
9.

You're asked to set up payment information because you have to pay for some apps. Choose an option, or press No, thanks and you'll be asked to pay each time instead.

10.

Protecting your phone with a screen lock is important, but can be a pain during the set up, so Skip this for now and we'll go through it later.

11.

You'll be warned about skipping it, so just press Skip anyway.

12.

There are some more services from Google here. Read through and tap any ticks you want to get rid of. Press More to see the rest.

 
 
 
 
Google Services
 
 
 
 
Google Services
 
 
 
 
Welcome tips
 
 
 
 
Home screen
13.

There are some more services from Google here. Read through and tap any ticks you want to get rid of. Press More to see the rest.

14.

When you've read through them all, press Next.

15.

You'll get a 'Welcome' message, and some tips about using the phone. Press Got it.

16.

That's it, all done. You're now at the Home screen.

Touchscreen buttons

There's some touch buttons that help you get around the phone. They're under the main screen and look like this:

'Home' (circle): go back to the Home screen from any app.

'Back' (triangle): go back one screen.

'Recent apps' (square): brings up a list of recently used apps.

 

4. Connecting to the Internet

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Being online is a must for games and social media apps. These steps will help you stay connected.

Connecting the S40 to a Wi-Fi network

Open the settings by tapping Apps > Settings from the Home screen.

 
 
 
 
Settings
 
 
 
 
Connect to Wi-Fi
 
 
 
 
Wi-Fi password
 
 
 
 
Wi-Fi connected
1.

Choose Wi-Fi at the top of the list.

2.

Tap the network name you're connecting to.

3.

Type in the wireless password. It's usually on a sticker on the router. Press Connect when you've done it.

4.

When it's worked, it'll say 'Connected' under the network name.

Turning mobile data on or off

 
 
 
 
Mobile data
 
 
 
 
Mobile data settings
1.

From the Home screen, press Apps > Settings.

2.

Choose Data usage. You'll see 'Mobile data' with a switch next to it. Tap the switch to turn it on and off (highlighted means on, greyed out means off).

That's all there is to it. If you're having any problems getting your mobile data to work, you might need some manual settings, we've got them here.

 

 

5. Setting up your email accounts

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You can keep all your accounts in one place by learning how to set them up on the S40.

Open the account settings by pressing Apps > Settings.

 
 
 
 
Settings
 
 
 
 
Add account
 
 
 
 
Choose an account type
 
 
 
 
Add email address
1.

From the list, press Accounts.

2.

Tap Add account.

3.

Choose the type of account you're adding. It'll usually be 'IMAP', but work and education accounts will be 'Exchange'.

4.

Type in the email address for the account, then press Next.

 
 
 
 
Add email password
 
 
 
 
Notification options
 
 
 
 
Name the account
 
 
 
 
Account set up
5.

Type in the account password, then tap Next.

6.

Choose your notification options, then press Next.

7.

Name the account if you want, then press Next to finish.

8.

You'll go back to your list of accounts, with the new one showing.

If the account doesn't set up automatically, then you might need to put some settings in manually. We've got a guide to email server settings to help you out.

 

6. Setting up a lock screen

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Protect your phone from prying eyes by setting up a lock screen, using these steps.

 
 
 
 
Home screen
 
 
 
 
Settings
 
 
 
 
Security settings
 
 
 
 
Choose screen lock
1.

On the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings.

2.

Tap Security.

3.

To set up a new one, tap Screen lock.

4.

Choose the type of lock. We recommend 'PIN' or 'Password' because they're the most secure.

 
 
 
 
Type in PIN/Password
 
 
 
 
Confirm PIN/Password
 
 
 
 
Notification settings
 
 
 
 
Security settings
5.

Type in the PIN or Password you want to use, then press Continue.

6.

Type it in again to confirm it, then press OK.

7.

Choose your notification options, then press Done.

8.

You'll go back to the settings page, and the new screen lock is set.

If you'd rather have a chat with a Team Knowhow Expert, you can contact us here.

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