Setting up a ZTE Blade L110


Box Contents


Here's what you will find in the box:

  • ZTE Blade L110
  • Mains adaptor
  • USB cable
  • Earphones
  • Information pack


Inserting your SIM & memory cards


Before starting to set the phone up, you'll need to get the SIM card inserted. Your Blade L110 uses a MicroSIM, and you can add some extra storage to it with a MicroSD card. Both go in the back of the phone, so you'll have to take that off first.

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On the bottom corner of the phone is a small notch in the plastic. Use your thumb in it to prise the back cover away from the phone.


Push the MicroSIM into the slot in the top-left of the battery compartment. It needs to go in with the metal contacts facing down and the cut-off corner going in first.


If you're adding a MicroSD card, slide it into the slot on the right-hand edge of the phone - again with the metal contacts facing down.


Put the battery in, using the metal contacts to line it up.


Put the back cover on, and press round the edges to secure it.


Completing the Blade L110 Setup Wizard


When the phone is turned on for the first time, it'll show you the 'Setup Wizard'- a series of steps to help you get the phone ready to use.

Setting it up

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On the welcome screen, choose your language and tap the yellow arrow.



Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to, or tap Skip if you want to skip it.


Type in the password for the Wi-Fi, and press Connect. If you're not sure what it is, have a look on your router.


Once it shows you're connected, tap Next.

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If you've got a Google account, type it in and press Next. If you don't have one, tap Or create a new account to make one. If you don't want to use one, tap Skip.


If you're signing in, type your password and press Next.


You'll have to agree to Google's 'Terms of service' and 'Privacy policy' - tap them to read them, and then tap Accept.


You might be asked to add some payment information to your Google account, which will let you buy things like games and music from the Play Store. To add some, choose a payment method, then tap Next and fill out the details for it. To skip, tap Remind me later, then tap Next.

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Check the date and time - tap them to change them if you need to and tap Next.


You'll be asked if you want to set up a screen lock. We'll cover it in more detail later in this guide, so tap Skip.


Tap Skip anyway.


Read through the Google services, which covers things like backing up your phone, or using your phone's location for maps.

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Keep the boxes ticked for the services you want to use, then tap Next.

Read the introductory information about how to use the Home screen, and then tap Start.

You've finished the Setup Wizard, and will be looking at the Home screen. Along the bottom are some icons for the most used apps: Phone, Contacts, Messages and Internet.


Touchscreen buttons

At the bottom of the screen are the touch buttons, which will help you to navigate around the phone.

'Back' (triangle): takes you back a screen, or closes an app.

'Home' (circle): always takes you back to the Home screen.

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


Connecting to the Internet


You'll need a connection to the internet if you want to do things like download apps, connect to your email or go on things like Facebook or Whatsapp. You can connect using Wi-Fi or mobile data, and we'll go through both here.

Connecting the Blade L110 to a Wi-Fi network

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From the Home screen, tap the Settings icon.


Tap on Wi-Fi, and make sure it is turned on using the switch at the top of the screen.


Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.


Type in the password, and press Connect. If you're not sure what the password is, have a look on your router.

If it works, you'll see the word 'Connected' under the Wi-Fi, and you'll see the Wi-Fi signal bars at the top of the screen.

Turning mobile data on

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Open Settings from the Home screen.


Tap on Data usage.


Make sure the switch next to 'Mobile data' is turned on.

If you have any problems with connecting to mobile data, you might need to put in the 'APN settings' for your network. Don't worry if you don't know what these are, we've got dedicated guides for each network, and how to set them up here.


Setting up new email accounts


Adding your email account to your phone will let you see your emails, send new ones and your phone can let you know when new ones come in.

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Open Settings from the Home screen.


Scroll down and tap Accounts.


Tap on + Add account.


Choose the type of account you want to add. For work or school accounts, tap Exchange, or for personal accounts, tap Personal IMAP (some older accounts might need to use POP3). Tapping the yellow envelope will add the account to the Email app, while the red envelope will add it to the Gmail app.

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Type your email address, and press Next.


Type in your password, and press Next.


You might be given some account options, such as how often to check for new messages. Choose the options you want, and tap Next.


Type a name for the account, and type your name at the bottom.


Press Next.

Your account is set up, and you can get to your email by opening the Email or Gmail app. If you're having problems adding your account to your phone, you'll need to put in the settings for it. Don't worry if you don't know what they are, read our guide to email server settings to find them.


Setting up a lock screen


Adding a screen lock will help to keep your messages, photos and other data safe. You've got a few options to choose from on your L110, and we'll go through them here.

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Open Settings.


Scroll down and tap on Security.


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

  • Pattern: draw a unique pattern across a grid of dots.
  • PIN: a code of numbers.
  • Password: a code made up of numbers and letters.

Type or draw your screen lock.

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Confirm it, and press OK.


Choose which notifications you want to see on your lock screen, and tap Done.

Your screen lock is set, and you'll be asked for it when you want to unlock your phone.


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