After many problems with my alarm I have now found after 2 weeks of successful experiments that if you keep your alarm on and set to every day and then change the time for whenever you need it it seems to be going off every day.
Thank you so much for your advice, I have now set my alarm re calendar mode as well, changed my phone time to 12 hour clock instead of 24 hour clock. See if that helps Will let you no. Appreciate your help anyway. Other than that the phone is great. Jackie
For the Alarm - Put an enty in your calander (as a scheduled apointment) and put it to repeat every day. Maybe that will work in stead of the alarm. My alarm works fine... is your clock set on 24hr? Maybe the phone gets confused between am & pm.
To turn 3G off - Go to SETTINGS - CONNECTIVITY - NETWORK - NETWORK MODE and switch to GSM 900/1800 (or 1900 depends on country). To use 3G only select UMTS.
You can also go to NETWORK SELECTION - MANUAL - and select your service provider from the list. Might boost battery life.
Thanks for the reply re my alarm, have checked my settings it is not selected. I was late again this morning. I dont understand why it goes off when I try it later in the day, but when I need it for first thing in the morning it does not goes off. It is so annoying,any other tips please help .
Please help me!
I purchased my Z500 a few days ago and I am not able to conect it to my Car Kit (Nokia CARK 112 - Bluetooth).
When it conects I am able to receive phone calls but not able to make any.
It is a funny and small phone but without this function I will have to go back to Nokia.
To have your alarm work properly, Go to TIME & DATE in your SETTINGS menu. Make sure AUTO UPDATE is NOT selected. Your alarm should work fine now. Note that your alarm wont go off when your phone is off!
Could someone please tell me why my alarm on Z500 works some times and other times it does not. I have tried all ways to may it work. Please help
You can change the message alert tone. Go to profile and EDIT. Go to where you choose the message tone and choose Special Tone. Press Options and choose CHANGE. You can browse through your midi and mmf files for another tone. Cant play Mp3's as message tone though.
I think the phone is great. I've had it a couple of weeks now and only have a couple of minor niggles. Battery seems to be no probs, I'm happy for it to last 4 days (and still be on 1 bar). However I did switch 3G off & selected network manually but am still a pretty heavy phone user. My only niggles are that you can't change the default text alerts (does anyone know how to add your own?) and that it's a little long winded to send a text. Otherwise a great little phone, smart, light and I'm a happy bunny.
Oh yeah and accessing the stuff you have on the memory card is so slow its practically a joke, reloads with horrible slowness every time you do anything to something stored on the memory card........ ok done now. Once more, terrible phone- bad samsung; BAD!
I have this phone at the minute, I thinks its absolutely terrible.
The camera is just rubbish- pictures are always really grainy.
Its signal is really weak everywhere.
The screen's too small and doesn't look very sharp.
Its alarm clock and calendar reminders just plain don't work, or do sometimes- late- if they feel like it.
The computer connectivity suite is practically useless.
Lets see what else.... its slow to respond and type SMS and the outside screen makes whatever picture you put on it yellow-ish (its weird), oh and finally the inner screen- if you try and use a photo you take as a background it cuts the top off so you can still see a bit of the old background.
Hmph! Rant done, phone is terrible and am getting a Nokia N80 immediately upon release!
Bad Samsung, Bad!!
Hi guys, does n e 1 no how 2 put video files (3gp) that r larger than 6mb on this fone? the PC studio just gives the message "cannot transfer this type of file larger than 6mb" or something like that. Really irritating. thnx in advance.
thanks Bertus, it worked. seems my phone wasnt as branded as i thought it was. only got rid of some of the wallpapers and photos that i didnt want and now the start up/down screen is nicer. but still, it was worth it. thanks again
hi manged to get phone it to download sate but sotwere still doest ask to resterphone iv only use com port one and seems to b working when i look in add programs. ect.. bus still cant put any thing on to phone i gess im get littl nere cos i now now how to but phone on to download stae just still stuck :S:S:S
Hi, I would like to find out if I could upgrade my Samsung Z500 to be able to watch television programmes.
Alee - It could be a number of things.Follow these steps. Install ALL software from your CD.Turn Bluetooth off. Plug the USB cable into your phone and there should be a little icon on the screen to show you're connected. PLug out.Turn your phone off.Press 9 while switching your phone on.(white screen red outside screen saying DOWNLOAD) Plug cable in. Load each file into its place in the download program. There should be a button next to the download button - its to search for the port your phone is connected to. Press it. In the bottom left corner is a lot of greyd out things.The first checkbox in that list should now be available. Make sure its checked.Its to select the port your phone is connected to. Make sure all other programs are off.Including virus scans etc. Press Download. I hope this helps. Good luck!
hi guys. can anyone kindly tell me how to make a wallpaper fullscreen? always when i set my own picture as wallpaper, the image isnt full screen on the wallpaper and there is still some white empty patch on the top. thanks in advance.
can any one help i carnt seem to tranfur files frm pc to phone i have came cable lights on red and when i connect phone little icon on phone comes on.. but when i load up softwear i doest ask me to resgester my phone.. :S:S any help what should i do should i format my phone or some thing cos i carnt seem to download anything to my phone ect and i realy want to any help will b gr8t cos i want put music on it.. HELP PLEASE
Bertus, im not sure if you will be able to help me with this, but i followed all the instructions on the website to flash my phone, but after pressing download in Multiloader, nothing happened. i unpacked the firmware and located the files and everything but nothing happened after i pressed the download button. would you know the reason why?