Kit Guide: Doro 8030 - Using it

In this guide, we'll take you through using some of the essential features of your Doro 8030, including making calls, sending texts and setting alarms.

 

1. Making phone calls

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Your Doro 8030 can do lots of amazing things, but you'll still need to know how to make calls on it.

 
 
 
 
Calls 1
 
 
 
 
Calls 2
 
 
 
 
Favorite contacts
1.

From the Home screen, tap the Call button.

2.

You'll get three options to choose from:

  • A number: gives you the keypad, so you can dial a number.
  • A contact: shows you all the contacts saved on your phone - tap one to see their details.
  • A recent contact: shows you any recently placed, received or missed calls.
3.

When you have a number or contact on screen, tap the green phone button to call it.

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)

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In this part of the guide, we'll show you how you can send texts, and attachments with your Doro 8030.

Sending texts

 
 
 
 
Open messages
 
 
 
 
A message
 
 
 
 
Choose contact
 
 
 
 
Add your message
1.

From the Home screen, tap the Send button.

2.

Tap A message.

3.

You then have three options.

  • A number: gives you the keypad, so you can dial a number.
  • A contact: shows you all the contacts saved on your phone - tap one to choose them.
  • A recent contact: shows you any recent numbers - tap one to choose them.
4.

Once you've chosen or typed in a number, type your text into the message box at the bottom.

5.

Tap the Send button to get the message on its way.

Sending attachments & multimedia messages (MMS)

Sending an attachment, like a picture, is very similar to a text. Follow steps 1-4 above to get the message ready, then follow these steps to add an attachment.

 
 
 
 
Add an attachment
 
 
 
 
Choose attachment
 
 
 
 
Choose attachment
 
 
 
 
Pick an attachment
1.

Tap I want to in the top right corner.

2.

Tap Attach.

3.

Choose the type of thing you want to attach - a picture, voice recording etc.

4.

Go through your phone to find the item you want to send.

 
 
 
 
Add attachment
 
 
 
 
Confirm attachment
 
 
 
 
Send attachment
 
 
 
 
5.

Tap the item you want to send.

6.

If it's a picture, you'll be given the option to crop it. Tap Confirm to attach it.

7.

Once it's attached, tap Send to send it.

Deleting a message

1.

Open the message.

2.

Press I want to in the top-right.

3.

Tap Delete a message.

4.

Tap the message you want to delete.

5.

Tap Confirm.

3. Sending emails

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Before you can send emails, you'll need to have added an account to your phone. If you haven't added one, read through our Doro 8030 setup guide to see how.

Sending an email

 
 
 
 
Send menu
 
 
 
 
Send an email
 
 
 
 
Write your email
 
 
 
 
Email subject
1.

From the Home screen, tap the Send button.

2.

Tap An email.

3.

You can then choose between typing An email address, or choosing A contact.

4.

Once you've typed or chosen who to send it to, write a Subject for the email.

5.

Type your message into the box at the bottom.

6.

Once you've finished, tap the Send button.

Adding an attachment

 

Follow steps 1-5 above to get your email ready, then follow these steps to send an attachment.

 
 
 
 
I want to
 
 
 
 
Choose attachment
 
 
 
 
Crop picture
 
 
 
 
Add item
1.

Tap I want to in the top-right.

2.

Tap Attach file.

3.

Choose the type of thing you want to attach - a picture, recording etc.

4.

Go through the phone to find the item you want to send. Tap it to choose it.

5.

You might be asked to crop or edit photos - tap Confirm to attach them.

6.

Once it's done, tap Send.

4. Setting alarms

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Your phone can make a great replacement for an alarm clock, and in this part of the guide we'll show you how to set or change alarms.

 
 
 
 
Home screen
 
 
 
 
Settings
 
 
 
 
My alarms
 
 
 
 
Add alarm
1.

Swipe up from the Home screen to open the actions menu.

2.

Tap the Set button.

3.

Tap on My Alarms.

4.

Tap the +Add alarm button.

 
 
 
 
Set new alarm
 
 
 
 
Set alarm time
 
 
 
 
Repeat alarm
 
 
 
 
Name the alarm
5.

Type a name for the alarm, like 'work' or 'school'.

6.

Tap Alarm time, and then use the sliders to set the hour and minute for the alarm.

7.

Tap Confirm.

8.

Tap Repeat, then tap the days you want the alarm to go off, then tap Confirm.

 
 
 
 
Alarm tone
 
 
 
 
Choose alarm tone
 
 
 
 
Alarm set
 
 
 
 
Edit alarm
9.

Tap Next at the bottom.

10.

Tap Alarm tone to choose the sound for the alarm.

11.

Go through the sounds, and tap one to listen to it. Tap Confirm when you find one you like.

12.

If you want the phone to vibrate as well, keep the switch enabled.

13.

Tap Save at the bottom.

Your alarm is set, and will go on the days and at the time chosen. If you want to change an alarm, just tap it in the list, and then tap the option you want to change.

 

5. Tips

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Now that you know more about the essentials of your phone, read our tips to learn more about some of its features.

 

Setting up ICE information

ICE stands for In Case of Emergency, and you can fill it with medical and emergency contact details that might be needed if anything happened to you.

 
 
 
 
Tips 1
1.

Swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.

2.

Tap on Add.

3.

Tap My information in case of emergency.

4.

Tap Create ICE.

5.

Fill out your Identity info, then tap Next.

6.

Fill out your Physical info, then tap Next.

7.

Add your Medical info, then tap Next.

8.

Finally, fill out your Relatives to use as emergency contacts.

With that set up, people can find this information on your phone by going to your contacts, and selecting the ICE contact. If you have a screen lock set up, an ICE button will show on the lock screen so this information can be found without having to know your password.

 

Customise your shortcuts

 
 
 
 
Customise shortcuts

On the Home screen are four shortcuts that you can change to open any app, or contact.

Go to action menu > Set > My home screen > My shortcuts

On here, you can tap the + button to add an app or contact, and use the button to remove one.

Hopefully that should be everything you'll need to know about the basics of your phone, but if you'd like some more help, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.

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