Anything call-related is done through the Phone menu, which can be found in the bottom-left of the Home screen. You can move the icon if you like by holding your finger on it and dragging it to a new location.
Open the phone menu.
Press the blue circle and enter a number, or type the name of a contact into the box at the top.
You can also use the tabs below the white box to view your favourite contacts, recent callers, or your address book.
With the number of a contact on screen, press the green phone to start the call.
You can add new contacts by pressing the blue circle at the bottom, typing a phone number, and then pressing Create new contact.
There are two types of text message - normal text-only messages, and MMS which have text and pictures. Before you send a picture-message, it's worth checking with your service provider if you'll be charged extra, as sometimes they aren't included in your monthly allowance.
Tap the messaging app (it's the white speech bubble next to the Phone).
Open a new message by pressing the + icon to the left of the magnifying glass.
Choose who to send the message to by typing a number or a contact's name into the top white box. You can also search through your contacts by pressing the + icon to the right.
Tap the Type text message box and write your message.
To send it, press the green arrow.
Follow the steps above, but don't send the message yet.
Press the paperclip in the top-right of the screen.
Find the photo you want to attach and tap it.
Add anymore text and press the green arrow to send the message and picture.
You can delete a message by opening the messaging app, holding your finger on the name of the contact whose messages you want to delete, and pressing the bin icon when it appears.
Before you can send emails, you need to have set up your email accounts. If you followed our Blade V7 Setup Guide, you'll already be ready to go.
Open the Email app (it's the envelope on the Home screen).
Tap the pen & paper icon to open a new email.
Add a subject by pressing the To line. You can either type out an email address, or start to type a contact's name to show related contacts. You can add several contacts to an email to send it to them all at the same time.
Enter a Subject.
Tap Compose email and write your email.
To send it, tap the arrow.
To send an email with an attachment, follow the steps above to number five.
Tap the paper clip and choose the type of file you want to send.
Find the file and tap it to add it to your email.
Add any more attachments and tap the arrow to send it.
You can use your phone to wake you up in the morning with the alarm clock feature. You can set it for specific days of the week, so you don't need to worry about remembering to turn it on.
In the apps menu, tap the Clock.
The buttons running across the top of the screen switch between the alarm clock, world clock, stopwatch, and timer menus. The alarm clock should be open - if it's not, just tap it.
Press the pink + to open a new alarm.
Press Time and set when you want the alarm to go off.
Tick the Repeat box and tap the days you want the alarm to go off on.
Edit the ringtone, volume, and any other settings for your alarm.
Pressing the switch at the side of your alarm turns it on or off. You can see if an alarm is set for the current day by looking for an alarm clock icon in the status bar at the very top of the screen.
Now that you're familiar with how your ZTE Blade works, you're ready to start exploring apps and Android's other exciting features.
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