Nokia Lumia 505 User Manual

See the Nokia Lumia 505 user manual. The Nokia Lumia comes in as a good phone as a runabout phone. With 4GB of built in memory and 2G and 3G is makes for a good overall mobile phone. The mobile phone operates on Microsoft Windows Phone 7.8 and comes with a 800 MHz processor. The features are not at the top end so it does not require much power to keep it going.

Nokia Lumia 505 User Manual

Nokia Lumia 505It has a music play time of 36 hours much less than a mobile phone just above it in features being the Lumia 520 which is much better balanced. Note that the mobile phone also comes with an 8MP camera which has become standard on the Lumia range of telephones. If you are looking for other Lumia telephones then see the directory for them here. We have listed the mobile phone user manual below for download.

Make Calls

Calling a contact is easy and quick when you save them as contacts on your phone. Firstly, press the > button. Then, press the contact and the number.

For instance, if your friend’s voice is too loud or too slow, you can adjust the volume by pressing the volume keys. If you want to copy and paste a phone number, simply long-press the phone number, select “copy,” and in a text box, press. To call the last dialed number, follow these steps. In the call history view, where you can find information about calls made and received, go to the home screen and tap . Next, tap on the side of the name or phone number.

Whether you have something else to tell your friends or need to reconnect, these steps make it easy to call and manage your call history.


Conference Calls

Facilitate a conference call effortlessly with your phone, supporting conferences between two or more individuals. The maximum number of participants may vary based on your network service provider.

  1. Initiate a call with the first participant.
  2. To add another person, press  and make the call as usual.
  3. Upon their response, tap  .

To include another individual in the call, tap  , call the additional participant, and tap  .

If you wish to have a private conversation with a participant, tap and select the name or phone number. The conference call will be placed on hold on your phone, while the other participants continue in the conference call.

To return to the conference call, tap


Forward calls to another number

Forwarding calls to another number is a handy feature when you can’t answer every call but don’t want to miss any. Here’s how you can set up call forwarding:

  • Press > > Call Settings.
  • Toggle Call Forwarding to Enabled.
  • Enter the phone number in the Forward calls to box and press Save.

Tip: To check if call forwarding is in use, indicated by , tap the top of the screen.

You can also forward calls to voicemail in addition to redirecting them to another phone number, allowing you to listen to messages later.

  • Press > > Call Settings

To redirect calls to voicemail, in addition to forwarding calls to another phone number, you can also forward them to the voicemail and listen to them later. Firstly, press >> call settings.

Enter your voicemail number in the Voicemail Number box. To obtain the default voicemail number, contact your service provider. Next, enable Call Forwarding and enter the voicemail number in the Forward Calls to box.

To edit the voicemail number, press >> call settings, tap your old voicemail number, and edit the number. Make sure to use the same voicemail number in the Forward Calls to box. See the Nokia Lumia 505 user manual below.


Calling Voicemail

If you have forwarded incoming calls to voicemail, you can call it and listen to the messages your friends have left.

  • On the home screen, press > .
  • If prompted, enter the voicemail password.
  • You can listen to or respond to voicemail messages, delete them, or record a greeting message.

For information about the availability of the voicemail service and setting up forwarding time, contact your network service provider.


Adding a New Contact

Bring your friends along with you. Save their phone numbers, addresses, and other information in the Contacts Hub.

  • Tap Contacts and navigate to All.
  • Tap > New Contact.
  • If you’re logged into multiple accounts, tap the account to which the contact is linked.
  • Tap Contact Details, fill in the boxes, and tap .
  • Once you’ve added the details, tap .

Editing a Contact

  • Tap the contact and , then edit or add details.

Deleting a Contact

  • Tap the contact and > Delete.

The contact will be removed from the phone and, with some exceptions like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, from the online service where it’s stored.


Saving a Number from a Received Call

Have you received a call from a person whose phone number hasn’t been saved in the Contacts Hub yet? You can easily save the number in a new or existing contact entry.

  1. Tap  .
  2. In the call history list, tap a phone number and .
  3. Tap , edit the phone number and the phone number type, and tap .
  4. Edit other contact details, including the name, and tap .


Saving a Number from a Received Message

Have you received a message from a person whose phone number hasn’t been saved in the Contacts Hub yet? You can easily save the number in a new or existing contact entry. The Nokia Lumia 505 user manual is below.

  1. Open Messages.
  2. In the conversation list, tap a conversation.
  3. At the top of the conversation screen, tap the phone number and .
  4. Tap , edit the phone number and the phone number type, and tap .
  5. Edit other contact details, including the name, and tap .


Jumping to a Letter or Character in the Contacts List

Tap any letter in the left-hand contacts list, and in the subsequent menu, tap the first letter or character of the name you want. It will jump directly to that point in the contacts list. See the Nokia Lumia 505 user manual at the bottom.

Filtering the Contacts List

Tap > Settings > Filter My Contacts List and check the boxes for the accounts from which you want to display contacts.

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Linking Contacts

Do you have separate entries for the same contact on social media or different email accounts? You can link multiple contacts so that their information is consolidated into a single contact card.

Tap Contacts and scroll to All.

  1. Tap the main contact you want to link and .
  2. Tap Choose a Contact and select the contact to link.

Unlinking a Contact

Tap the main contact and , then tap the contact you want to unlink and detach.


Copying Contacts from a SIM Card

If you have contacts saved on the SIM card, you can copy them to the phone.

  1. Open Contacts.
  2. Tap > Settings > Import contacts from SIM.

Creating, Editing, or Deleting a Contact Group

You can create contact groups to send messages to multiple people at the same time. For example, you can add family members to the same group and reach them more quickly with the same message.

Tap Contacts and scroll to All.

  1. Tap > New group.
  2. Enter a name for the group.
  3. Tap Add a contact and select a contact. To add another contact, tap Add a contact again.
  4. Tap .

Editing a Contact Group

  • Tap the group and .

Renaming a Group

  • Tap the group name and enter the new name.

Adding a New Contact to a Group

  • Tap Add a contact and select a contact.

Removing a Contact from a Group

  • Tap the contact and Remove from group > Remove



It’s essential to note that these services, which keep you connected, are third-party offerings and are not provided by Nokia. Therefore, when sharing information with a large audience, it is crucial to verify the privacy settings of the social media service in use. The terms of use for such services govern the exchange of information within that platform, so it’s advisable to acquaint yourself with both the terms of use and privacy practices.

Moving on to the practical steps, setting up an account involves configuring your social media service accounts. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the home screen, swipe left and tap on Settings > Email and Accounts.
  2. Select “Add an account,” enter the service name, and follow the on-screen instructions.

A helpful tip: When logging into an account, contacts are automatically imported.

Once your social media services are configured on the phone, you can conveniently monitor your friends’ status updates in the Contacts Hub. Simply tap on Contacts and navigate to the Updates section.


Social Media

To keep in touch with your friends and express your thoughts, consider posting a status update on the social media services you use. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Tap on Contacts and navigate to All.
  2. Touch your own contact card and post a message.
  3. Type your message.
  4. In the “Post to” field, check the box next to each account where you want to publish and tap .
  5. Tap .

For engaging with your friends, you can write on their Facebook walls:

  1. Press Contacts and scroll to All.
  2. Tap on a friend’s Facebook profile and write on their wall.
  3. Type your message and press .

To comment on a friend’s status update on Facebook:

  1. Tap Contacts and scroll to Updates.
  2. To post, tap .
  3. Write your comment and tap .

If you wish to change your profile picture, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Contacts and scroll to All.
  2. At the top of your contact list, tap your personal contact card and your photo.
  3. Tap your photo again, and in the Image Hub, choose a new photo.
  4. Adjust the cropping by dragging the photo and tap .
  5. To set where to update the photo, tap “Post to,” check or uncheck the boxes, and tap .
  6. Press .

For sharing photos on social media services:

  1. Press Images.
  2. Browse through photo albums to find the photo you want to share.
  3. Press and hold the photo, then press “Share.”
  4. Select the social media service where you want to upload the photo.


Sending a Message

Sending a message, whether it’s a multimedia or text message, allows you to quickly connect with friends and family. Follow these steps:

  1. Press Messages.
  2. Press .
  3. To add a recipient from your contact list, press or start typing a name. You can also enter a phone number. You can add more than one recipient.
  4. Press the message box and type your message. Tip: To add an emoticon, press .
  5. To attach files, press and select the file. Tip: You can also capture new photos while composing a message. Press Image or Video > , take a photo, and press accept. If the item inserted in a multimedia message is too large for the network, the device may automatically reduce its size.
  6. To send the message, press .

Note that only compatible devices can receive and display multimedia messages, and messages may appear differently on other devices.

To read a message:

You can see when you receive new messages on the home screen. Messages between you and a contact are organized in a conversation thread. The conversation may include text messages, multimedia messages, and chats.

Consider whether your network service provider charges a fixed fee for data transfer or if you pay based on usage. Adjust your Wi-Fi and mobile data settings to minimize data costs both at home and while roaming. See the Nokia Lumia 505 user manual below. Likewise see also the Nokia Lumia 1020 Manual on here.


WiFi Connection

Typically, using a Wi-Fi connection is faster and more cost-effective than utilizing mobile data. When both Wi-Fi and mobile data connections are available, your phone prioritizes Wi-Fi.

Follow these steps:

  1. On the home screen, swipe left and tap on Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. Ensure that Wi-Fi Networks is set to Enabled.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi connection you wish to use.

For using a mobile data connection:

On the home screen, swipe left and tap on Settings > Mobile Data, then switch Data Connection to Enabled.

When using mobile data while roaming:

Connecting to the internet in roaming mode, especially abroad, can significantly increase data costs. Data roaming involves using your phone to receive data on networks not owned or operated by your network service provider.



On the home screen, swipe left and tap on Settings > Mobile Data, then switch Data Roaming Options to enable roaming.

Closing all Internet connections is essential for conserving battery life, especially when shutting down background Internet connections. This can be achieved without closing any applications. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Begin by navigating to the home screen, swipe left, and tap on Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. Toggle Wi-Fi Networks to Off.

For terminating a mobile data connection, follow these steps:

On the home screen, swipe left, and access Settings > Mobile Data, then switch Data Connection to Off.


Playing Games

Download games and get new ones on your phone wherever you are through the Marketplace. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. First, click on “Juegos” (Games).
  2. Explore the Marketplace selection, then tap on the game you desire.
  3. To download a free game, simply tap on “Install.”
  4. If you want to try a free game, tap on “Try.”
  5. To purchase a game, tap on “Buy.”
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Please note that the availability of payment methods depends on your country of residence and your network service provider.

Now, let’s move on to playing a game. Playing games on your phone offers a genuine social experience. Microsoft’s gaming service, Xbox LIVE, lets you play with your friends and use your gamer profile to keep track of scores and achievements in games. You can do this online, on your Xbox console, and on your phone through the Games Hub.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Start by clicking on “Juegos” (Games).
  2. Switch to the collection and tap on a game. If it’s an Xbox LIVE game, log in to your Xbox LIVE account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create one. Keep in mind that Xbox LIVE may not be available in all areas.
  3. Before playing a game, you need to install it on your phone.



Learn how to keep your appointments, tasks, and schedules up to date.

Adding a task to the to-do list Do you have important tasks to do at work, books to return to the library, or an event you want to attend? You can add tasks (to-dos) to your calendar. If you have a special deadline, set a reminder.

  1. On the home screen, swipe left and tap Calendar.
  2. Swipe to tasks.
  3. Tap and fill in the fields.
  4. To add a reminder, switch Alert to on and set the date and time for the reminder.
  5. Tap.

Marking a task as complete Hold down the task and tap Finish.

Editing or deleting a task Hold down the task and tap edit or delete.

Adding an appointment Need to remember an appointment? Add it to your calendar.

  1. On the home screen, swipe left and tap Calendar.
  2. Swipe to day or agenda and tap.
  3. Fill in the fields.
  4. To add a reminder, tap more details > Alert and set the reminder time.
  5. Tap.

Editing or deleting an appointment Hold down the appointment and tap edit or delete.

Viewing your schedule You can explore calendar events in different views.

  1. On the home screen, swipe left and tap Calendar.
  2. To switch between calendar views, swipe left or right.

Viewing a full month In day or agenda view, tap . Tip: Swipe up or down to move forward or backward through months on the calendar. To jump to a specific month, select the month at the top of the screen.

Viewing a specific day In day or agenda view, tap  and the day.


Configuring the Phone for Automatic Locking

Would you like to protect your phone from unauthorized use? Set up a security code and configure the phone to lock automatically when not in use.

  1. Tap Settings > Lock and Wallpaper.
  2. Enable Password and enter a security code (at least 4 digits).
  3. Tap Require password after and set how long the phone should automatically lock after being idle.

Keep the security code confidential and in a secure place away from the phone. If you forget the security code and cannot recover it or enter the wrong code too many times, the phone will require service. Additional charges may apply, and all personal data on the phone may be erased. For more information, contact Nokia Care or the phone distributor. See also the Nokia Lumia 1320 Manual on here.


Unlocking the Phone

Press the power key and swipe up on the lock screen, then enter the security code.

Using the Phone When Locked

You can use some phone functions when it’s locked without entering the security code.


Wi-Fi Connections

The phone periodically checks and notifies you about available Wi-Fi connections. The notification briefly appears at the top of the screen. To manage your Wi-Fi connections, select the notification.

On the home screen, swipe left and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.

Important: Use encryption to enhance the security of your Wi-Fi connection. Using encryption reduces the risk of others accessing your data.


Wi-Fi positioning improves position accuracy when satellite signals are unavailable, especially indoors or among tall buildings. You can also disable Wi-Fi in the phone settings.

Connecting to Wi-Fi

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is a convenient way to access the Internet. When on the move, you can connect to Wi-Fi networks in public places such as libraries or cybercafés.

On the home screen, swipe left and tap Settings.

  1. Tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Ensure that Wi-Fi Networks is switched to On.
  3. Select the connection you want to use.

Closing the Connection

Tap Wi-Fi and switch Wi-Fi Networks to Off.



On the home screen, swipe left and tap Settings > Bluetooth.

Since Bluetooth-enabled devices communicate using radio waves, they do not need to be in direct line of sight. However, they should be within 10 meters (33 feet), although the connection may be subject to interference from obstacles such as walls or other electronic devices.

Linked devices can connect to the phone when Bluetooth is enabled. Other devices can detect the phone only if the Bluetooth settings view is open. Do not link with an unknown device or accept connection requests from it. This helps protect your phone from harmful content. See the Nokia Lumia 800 Manual as well.

Connecting to a Wireless Headset

With a wireless headset (available separately), you can talk on the phone hands-free while continuing with tasks such as working on the computer during a call.

  1. On the home screen, swipe left and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Switch Status to On.
  3. Make sure the headset is turned on.

You may need to initiate the pairing process from the headset. 

  1. To pair the phone and the headset, tap the headset in the list.
  2. You will need to enter a code. Refer to the headset’s user manual for details.

Sending Content with Bluetooth

Want to share your content or send photos you took to a friend? You can use Bluetooth to wirelessly send your photos or content to compatible devices or your computer. You can send JPG, BMP, GIF, and PNG images.

If your phone does not have the Bluetooth Share app, you can download it from the Marketplace. The Bluetooth Share app may not be available in all regions or for all software versions.

  1. Ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on both phones.
  2. On the home screen, swipe left and tap Bluetooth Share > Share.
  3. Swipe left to view recently received photos and files.
  4. If not linked to another phone, tap You can’t use this feature yet. You must first connect with the other phone.
  5. Select the desired device from the RECENTS list. Tip: Tap Others if there are no recent devices.
  6. Tap images or files, select the content you want to send, and tap Share via Bluetooth.

Lastly also see the Nokia Lumia 928 User Manual as well as Nokia Lumia 510 Manual.


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