Alcatel Pixi 3 Manual

These are the features from the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual which will show you how to use the mobile phone. You can see how to set the date and time. Also see how to connect to the internet with the APN as well as block calls, setup voicemail and other features. We will start with how to setup your email on the Alcatel Pixi 3 7-inch mobile phone.

Alcatel Pixi 3 Manual

We will start with the most request feature. This is mainly to connect to the internet and also how to setup your email with Google Gmail and others. These are very easy to setup and complete if you simply follow the instructions. You can also see how to factory reset later in the article.

How to add a Google Gmail account

If you want to add a Google gmail account to your Alcatel Pixi 3 then this is how to add the account to your tablet. First you will need to click on the apps button. Now swipe from the right and then press Settings. Now click on Add Account and the press on Google. Press on New and then enter your information and press Next when you are done. Enter the next information and then click Next again. Now add the rest of the information and click next again and click Next. This occurs three times.

Now setup your recover options for the account. You can click on Not Now and the choose your communication preferences,. Click on Next and then click on Accept. Enter the last information required and click Next and then No Thanks. Now click on the account you would like to sync and click next.

Alcatel Pixi 3 ManualAlcatel Pixi 3 Manual for email setup

  • Click on the Apps button (see the picture);
  • Now swipe from the Right;
  • Press on Settings;
  • Click Add account and click on Google;
  • Now click on New;
  • Again enter the info asked then click Next;
  • Now enter the info again and click Next;
  • Again enter the info then click Next icon;
  • [This occurs three times]
  • Setup your recovery information;
  • [click on not now]
  • Choose your preference and click Next;
  • Then click I accept;
  • Now enter the info needed and click Next;
  • Click NO, THANKS and then click on sync;
  • Your email has now been setup.

 

Check your internet settings (APN settings)

If you want to check your internet settings as well as your APN settings then you can do it as follows. The APN settings for each country and service provider is different. You can find the APN settings in Africa or the APN settings in Asia or even the APN settings in Europe on our sister websites. There you will also find the MMS and SMS settings.

From the home screen you will need to press on the apps button and then swipe right on the tablet. Then press on Settings and click on More. Press on Mobile Networks and press Access Point Name*. You then click on your APN profile to see your settings.

*If you want to add a new APN then you will click on create an new Access Point and add the APN settings for your network in there. Most times it comes complete, however if you deleted it by accident then you will simply add them in there. You can find this in the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual of the phone.


How to copy contacts from the SIM to the phone

To copy your contacts from your SIM to the phone, most likely after a backup you will do the following. Click on the apps button as see in the picture. Then swipe Right and then click on People and the click on Meu. Now click on Import/Export you will need to click on SIM and then click on Next. Click on Tablet and then Next and then click on Contacts which you wish to copy or import into your mobile phone.

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  • Click on apps;
  • Now swipe to the Right on the tablet;
  • Now click on People;
  • Next click on Menu;
  • You will now click on import/export;
  • Click on SIM and then click Next;
  • Now click on Tablet and then Next;
  • Press on Contact(s) and the Copy

How to copy contacts from the phone to the SIM

The process is slightly different to move your contacts from the SIM to the phone. The process is moving your contacts from your phone to your SIM. The instruction are similar but not the same. Click on the apps icon and then swipe to the right. Now press People then Menu and then Import/Export much like above. Now press on SIM and click Next. Press Contact(s) and choose which ones you wish to copy. Select the contacts and press the Tick icon and then OK.

How to copy contacts from the SIM to the phoneAlcatel Pixi 3 Manual copy Phone

  • Click on apps;
  • Now swipe to the Right on the tablet;
  • Now click on People;
  • Next click on Menu;
  • You will now click on import/export;
  • Click on SIM and then click Next;
  • Now click on Contacts and then Next;
  • Press on Contact(s) and the Copy

Enable or disable mobile data on the Alcatel Pixi 3 tablet

The enable and disable of mobile data is similar to the Alcatel 3T Manual on this website. Click on the apps icon as seen above. You will swipe Tight on the table and then click on Settings and then click on More. Click on Mobile Networks and the press Data Connection. You can the click on Preference and are now able to enable or disable your mobile data.

Change the date and time on your phone

From the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual we can see this. This is how to change the date and time on the Alcatel Pixi 3. First you will need to swipe to the Right and then press the Setting button. Click on the Date & Time and Set Date and set this yourself. Then click Done and click on Time. You will again correct the time and Set the time and click Done.

*Don’t forget to turn off automatic date & time otherwise it will default to another region.

How to set up your email account

Unlike setting up a Google online account you can also connect the SMTP and POP for the Google or other email address. This is an overview with Gmail as an example. You start with clicking on the apps icon, swipe to the Right and click on Add Account. Next you will click on POP3 and enter the information. Again click on POP3 and enter the information. Click on Next. This occurs three times. Now adjust your settings and then click on Next. Don’t forget to give your account a name and finally press Next.

Gmail Email Settings

Type: IMAP
Email format: 
Username format: Full email address
Incoming server: imap.gmail.com
Incoming server port: 993
Outgoing server (SMTP Server): smtp.gmail.com
Outgoing server port: 465
TLS/SSL: Yes

Type: POP
Email format: 
Username format: Full email address
Incoming server: pop.gmail.com
Incoming server port: 995
Outgoing server (SMTP Server): smtp.gmail.com
Outgoing server port: 587
TLS/SSL: Yes

Yahoo.com Email Settings

Type: IMAP
Email format: 
Username format: Full email address
Incoming server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
Incoming server port: 993
Outgoing server (SMTP): smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Outgoing server port: 587
TLS/SSL: Yes

Type: POP
Email format: 
Username format: Full email address
Incoming server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
Incoming server port: 995
Outgoing server (SMTP): smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Outgoing server port: 587
TLS/SSL: Yes

Multimedia Settings

The Alcatel Pixi 3 manual explains the multimedia settings. This will show you how to use the multimedia features of your phone. You will see how to enable or disable SMS or MMS notifications. Also see how to change your email settings as well as how to use your Bluetooth. Data usage and disable roaming is also shown below.

Change the notification sound for SMS text messages

You can change the notification on your SMS messages as follows. Click on Applications and then click on Settings and then Sound. Now click on Notifications Sound and then choose the sound you want, Then click on OK. The SMS notification sound has now bee changed.

How to change your email frequency retrieval settings

You can change how frequently your phone will check your email account. You can change this by clicking on the apps button and then press Email and then Menu and then Settings. Now click on your email account and click on your Inbox check frequency. Change the settings there to change how quickly it will check your emails again.

Enable or disable MMS delivery reports

Click on the apps button and then swipe Right. Now press Messaging then Menu and then Settings. Click on Multimedia Message and then press “Request Delivery Report” and you can enable and disable the MMS delivery reports.

Enable or disable SMS delivery reports

Click on the apps button and then swipe Right. Now press Messaging then Menu and then Settings. Click on Text Message (SMS) and then press “Request Delivery Report” and you can enable and disable the SMS delivery reports.

Check your internet mobile data usage

The Alcatel Pixi 3 manual shows you how to check your internet data usage. Click on the apps button and then swipe to the Right like other options. Now you click on Settings and then on Data Usage. This will tell you how much mobile data you have used on the internet.

Connect to another Bluetooth device

If you want to connect to another Bluetooth phone or device then the procedure is easy to understand. You will note that in the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual that it is explained as follows. Click on apps and swipe Right. Then click on Settings and click on the device you want to connect to. You will need to confirm the passkey from the other device. Once this is done and you accepted it, the devices are now paired. This is how pairing is done.

How to switch off data roaming

When abroad or going abroad you might want to switch off data roaming as it can become costly. The Alcatel Pixi 3 manual shows that the process is by clicking on apps and then swipe Right and then clicking on Settings and then More and click on Mobile Networks. Click on Data Roaming and then you can disable international data roaming. Also note that when doing this you will also need to disable your email, SMS and web browsing. These will also use mobile data.

Transfer contacts via Bluetooth

The Alcatel Pixi 3 manual shows you how to transfer your contacts on Bluetooth but also allows you to transfer files on Bluetooth. Click on Apps and swipe Right. Now click on People and click on Contact. This is who you will share the Bluetooth with. Press on Menu and click on Share. Next click on Bluetooth and then choose the device you want to transfer it to.

Transfer files via Bluetooth

Much like transferring contacts, transferring a file on Bluetooth is similar. Click on the apps button and then press on the Gallery button. Next press on location of where the file is located. This can be the camera or storage. Navigate to the file. Once you found it click on the file and click on the Share icon and click on Bluetooth. Click on the device you want to send it to and transfer it from there. See also how to enable and disable Bluetooth. Also ensure that the device is discoverable.

Enable or disable Bluetooth

The Alcatel Pixi 3 manual shows you how to enable and disable the Bluetooth on your phone. Click on apps and then swipe to the Right. Now click on Settings and then click on the Bluetooth switch. This is where you enable or disable your Bluetooth. All three of the settings can also be found in the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual.

Call Settings

These are all the call settings on the Alcatel Pixi 3 mobile phone. These can all be found in the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual. See more settings above and below to make full use of the mobile phone. Checking your IMEI as well as blocking numbers and making use of call waiting. There also the ability to setup caller ID which is very important today.

How to block calls from individual numbers

In the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual we can see how to block individual calls. From the home screen click on apps and then swipe to the Right. Now click on People and press Contact you want to block. Press on Menu and then Block incoming calls which will block that user and number.

Check what is your IMEI

The Alcatel Pixi 3 manual shows that you must Click on Call and Dial *#06#

Enable or disable call waiting

You can now enable or disable call waiting. You can also enable or disable call waiting with USSD codes which is also shown here. Press on the apps button and then swipe Right. Now press on Settings and then Call Settings. Press on Additional Settings and press on “Call Waiting” which allows you to enable or to disable call waiting.

With USDD codes

To check call waiting status, type *#43#.
Also to enable call waiting, type *43#.
To disable call waiting, type #43#.

Enable or disable Caller ID

If you want to enable caller ID then complete the following procedures. Click on the apps button and then swipe Right. Then click on Settings and the press Call Settings and then Additional Settings. Press Caller ID and then click on Show Number as can been seen on your screen. To disable Caller ID follow the same process expect of show number it will be Hide Number. See the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual for more details.

Import or export your contacts to storage

If you are going to reset your mobile phone back to its factory settings. Then making a backup onto your SIM is very important. See here how to store your call contacts into a backup. Also how to retrieve it from export. To export a contact or contacts to storage following this procedure. Press on the apps button and then swipe Right.

Then click on People and then click on Menu. Click on Import/Export and then click on Tablet and then click Next. Press SDCard and the press on Contact(s) which you wish to copy. Use the tick icon and then click OK. To import the procedure is the same except you will import all vCard files and then click OK.

Phone Settings

These are the phone settings. Making a backup of your phone and completing a factory reset amongst others. Also creating a new APN as well as enabling power saving mode. There are also may other settings from the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual of the phone. These include SIM lock and disabling or enabling predicative text. There is an extensive listings on the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual on the phone settings.

Backup data to your memory card

This is how to make a backup of your data onto your SDCard. Click on the apps button and swipe to the Right. Now Click on File Manager and then click on Location. Click on the Internal Storage icon Move to the data that you want to backup. Now Click on Menu then Select the file or folder you want to make a backup of.

Click on the Copy icon and then click on the SDCard icon on the screen. Now simply navigate to the location you want to make the backup to. Click Paste and the data will be backed up.

Adjust the backlight or background settings

To adjust the brightness on the Alcatel Pixi 3 you need to click on apps and then swipe Right. Now click on Settings and then Display. From there adjust the brightness of the background with the slider. The background has now been adjusted to the brightness that you wanted.

Change your screen lock password, pattern or PIN

Click on the apps icon and wipe to the Right. Then click on Settings and then click on the Lock Settings. Then click on Select Screen lock. Press Password and the enter you password. Click on Continue and then again to confirm your password and click OK. You screen password has now been saved.

Enable or disable Power saving mode

You can click on the apps icon and then on Settings. Click on Battery and then on Saving mode. Click on Switch and now you can turn the Power saving on or off is selected here.

Enable or disable predictive text

The predictive text mode is usually on as a default. Now click on the apps icon and the swipe to the Right. Click on Settings and then Language & Input. Click the Settings icon which is next to the Google keyboard. Now Click on the Text Correction and then click on “Next word Suggestion to enable or disable the predictive text.

Format your memory card

If you want to format your SDCARD the ensure first that you have made a backup of your data. Click on apps and then swipe to your Right. Now click on Settings and then on Storage. Click on Erase SDCard and then click on Erase SDcard again. This comes up twice as a default for accidental deletion. Now click on Erase everything which it will now do.

Perform a factory reset

The Alcatel Pixi 3 manual shows you how to complete a factory reset on your mobile phone. This is also called a default reset on your mobile phone. If you want to complete the factory reset then ensure that you have a backup of your data. Click on the apps icon and the swipe right and then click on Settings. Click on Backup & Reset and then click on Factory Data Reset. Then click on Reset Tablet and then click on Erase everything. You have now completed the factory reset of the Alcatel Pixi 3.

Set your SIM PIN (SIM lock)

The Alcatel Pixi 3 manual shows you how to complete the SIM lock. Click on the apps button and then swipe right. Now Click on Settings and then Security. Click on Setup Sim card lock and click on Lock SIM card. Turn this on if it is not already on. Now enter your existing USIM and press OK. Next click on Change SIM PIN and enter your old SIM PIN. Enter your new SIM PIN and click on OK. Confirm your new password and click OK.

 

These are the most commonly used features and settings for the Alcatel Pixi 3 from the Alcatel Pixi 3 manual.

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