Kit Guide: Microsoft Lumia 550 - using it

We've written this guide to help you with using the features on your Lumia 550, such as making calls, sending texts, emails, and settings alarms.

1. Making phone calls

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Making phone calls is probably one of the main things you'll want to do with your phone, so we've written these steps to help you with it.

 
 
 
 
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Press the Phone icon on the Home screen. It looks like a white phone.

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You'll be taken to the 'History' page, where you'll see any calls you've made.

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To find a contact to call, press the icon at the bottom that looks like two people. Scroll through the list and tap on the person you want.

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Press Call and you'll start dialling the person you chose.

 
 
 
 
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Swiping across again gives you access to the dialler keypad. You can use this to enter a number then tap the Call button to dial it directly.

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If you want to type in a number, press Dial pad at the top of the screen.

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Press Call to ring the number you've typed in.

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You'll see the calls you've made back on the History page.

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)

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Find out how to send texts on your Lumia 550 with help from the steps below.

 

Sending texts

 
 
 
 
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Open messages by pressing the Messaging icon (it looks like a speech bubble with a smiley face in it).

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You'll be taken to your 'Inbox' where you'll see any texts you've been sent. Press the + at the bottom to write a new text.

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Tap the To box and type in the name or number of the person you're texting.

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Tap the Type a message box and write what you want to say. Send the message by pressing the blue arrow.

Sending attachments & multimedia messages (MMS)

 
 
 
 
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If you want to add a picture, video or sound clip to your text, press the paperclip on the left.

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Press Photo or video to choose from your gallery, or press Camera to take a new picture.

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When you've chosen something, press the tick at the bottom and it'll be added to your text.

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Press the blue arrow to send.

Deleting a message thread

 

A 'thread' of messages is the conversation of messages between you and another person. If you want to delete a message thread, press and hold on the one you're deleting and then tap Delete. You can also press Block contact to stop them from texting you again.

 

3. Sending emails

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If you need some help with sending emails, have a look at the steps we've written below.

 

Sending an email

To start sending emails, you'll need to have your account set up already. If you need help setting it up, go to our Setup Guide where we talk you through it.

Open your emails by pressing the Outlook icon on the Home screen.

 
 
 
 
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If you've got more than one email account set up, you'll need to choose which one you want to send from. Press the three lines in the top-left corner and tap the account you need.

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To start a new email, press the + in the bottom-left of the screen.

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Tap the To box and type in the person's name or email address. Matching contacts will appear and you can tap them to add them. Tap the subject box to add a subject for the email.

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Write your message by tapping in the white box under the subject box. To send it when you've finished, press the arrow next to the three dots at the bottom.

Adding an attachment

 

 
 
 
 
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You can add pictures, videos and other files to your email as well. Press the paperclip and you'll get a list of things to choose from.

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Add a picture you've taken by pressing Photos or take a new picture by pressing Camera. If you're adding a picture you've already got, you'll need to go through your files and find it.

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When you've got it, tap on it and then press the tick at the bottom.

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The item will be added to your email. You can add more if you want, and then press send (the arrow at the bottom) when you're done.

4. Setting alarms

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Make sure you're never late again by learning how to use the alarms on your Lumia 550.

 
 
 
 
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Go to the alarms by opening the apps list and pressing Alarms & Clock.

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You can edit the 'sample alarm' that's already there, or add a new one by pressing the + at the bottom.

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Press the time and scroll through the number to set the time you want the alarm to go off. Press the tick when you're done.

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Choose which days you want the alarm to repeat on by ticking them.

 
 
 
 
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You can give the alarm a name, choose what sound you want it to make, and set the snooze time. Press the save icon in the bottom-right corner when you're finished.

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The new alarm will show in the list, with the switch turned on.

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Press and hold on an alarm you've created and press Delete when you want to get rid of it.

You should be more familiar with using your phone now, but if you want some more help from a Team Knowhow Expert, contact us here.

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