Troubleshooting the Samsung Rugby Pro

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Table of Contents

1 – Factory reset

2 – Screen

3 – Phone Number

4 – Volume

5 – Apps

6 – Calendar

7 – Airplane Mode

8 – Picture

9 – Memory

10 – Data/Hotspot/USB/Roaming/Bluetooth

11 – Contacts/Calls

12 – Software

13 – Text Messages

 


1. How to factory reset my device

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Back-up & Reset’ under ‘Personal’ section
  4. Press ‘Factory Data Reset’
  5. Tap ‘Reset Device’
  6. Press ‘Delete All’

Wait a moment for the device to restart and factory reset.

Warning: Factory reset is final. All media, files and data will be removed from the mobile device.

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2A. How to change to a new background image

  1. Hold down an empty area on the screen
  2. Press ‘Set Wallpaper’
  3. Choose whether to change wallpaper of home or lock screen or both.
  4. Choose the desired location in which to find the image
  5. Select the image

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2B. How to change brightness

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option.
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Display’ under the ‘Device’ section.
  4. Press ‘Brightness’.
  5. Adjust the brightness as desired.

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2C. How to adjust screen timeout time

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option.
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Display’ under ‘Device’ section.
  4. Press ‘Screen Timeout’.
  5. Adjust the amount of time desired for the screen to time out.

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2D. How to add or remove a widget

To add a widget:

  1. Hold down an empty area on the main screen
  2. Press ‘Apps and Widgets’
  3. Choose the widget to add and drag it onto the desired location on the screen
  4. Moving a widget is done in the same form. Press and hold it and drag it to the desired location.

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To remove a widget:

  1. Hold and drag the desired widget into the recycling bin above

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2E. How to lock device with a PIN

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Security & Screen Lock’ under ‘Personal’ section
  4. Press ‘Screen Lock’
  5. Choose the desired method of screen lock
  6. Enter the Pin or Password and press ‘Continue’
  7. Confirm the Pin or Password
  8. Press ‘Ok’

To undo the Pin or Password:

  1. Do steps 1-4
  2. Enter the Pin or Password
  3. Select the ‘None’ option

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3. How to find my phone number

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘About Device’ under ‘System’ section
  4. Press ‘Status’
  5. Read ‘My Phone Number’

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4. How to change the volume

Option 1:

  1. Press the volume keys on the side of the device.
  2. Up – higher the volume
  3. Down – Lower the volume

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Option 2:

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Sound’ under ‘Device’ section
  4. Press ‘Volume’
  5. Adjust as desired
  6. Press ‘OK’

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5. How to add an app or delete it

A Google account must be connected to the device in order to add an app.

To add an app:

  1. Open the ‘Play Store’ app on the main screen or press the menu key and find the App Store app there.
  2. Search for the app you’d like to add by typing it in the search bar or looking in the categories listed towards the upper half of the screen.
  3. Press on the desired app to learn more about it.
  4. To download, press the 3 dots near the app name and press ‘Install’ or if the app details were opened, press ‘Install’.
  5. Press ‘Accept’
  6. Drag the app to the desired location and screen.

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To remove an app:

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Application Manager’
  4. Find and press on the App you’d like to delete
  5. Press ‘Uninstall’
  6. Tap ‘OK’
  7. Press ‘OK’

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6. How to set a calendar event or delete it

To add a calendar event:

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Open the ‘Calendar’ app
  3. Press on the day the event will be added to
  4. Press the plus sign on the days square.
  5. Enter the appropriate information such as a title, from date and time, to date and time, location and any notes applicable.
  6. Choose ‘Save’.

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To delete a calendar event:

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Open the Calendar App
  3. Press on the day that has the event you’d like to delete.
  4. Then press the ‘Options’ key
  5. Press ‘Delete’
  6. Finally, tap ‘OK’ to confirm

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7. How to turn on or off airplane mode

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘More Settings’ under ‘Wireless & Network’
  4. Tap ‘Airplane mode’
  5. Press ‘OK’
  6. To disable: Press ‘Airplane Mode’ once more

Turning on Airplane mode will automatically disable data, calls, messaging, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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8. How to take a picture

  1. Open the ‘Camera’ app
  2. Point the device towards the object or person you’d like to photograph.
  3. Tap the screen to select the focal point.
  4. Press the lower volume key to take the picture.
  5. To view the image, open gallery or photos in the ‘Apps’ menu.

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9A. How to see available storage amounts

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Storage’ under ‘Device’ section
  4. View the storage amounts available or amounts currently used.

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9B. How to clear cookies and cache

  1. Open the ‘Chrome’ app
  2. Press the ‘Options’ key
  3. Tap ‘Settings’
  4. Press ‘Privacy and security’
  5. Then tap ‘Clear Cache’
  6. Press ‘OK’
  7. So the same to clear History, Cookie Data, Form Data, Website Location Access Information, Saved Passwords and/or Web Notification Access Information.

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10A. How to see my data usage

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Data Usage’ under the ‘Wireless & Networks’ section
  4. View Data Usage.
    • Set the data usage cycle
    • View which apps or systems use the most data
    • View how much each app or system uses up of data within this usage cycle.

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10B. How to tether via USB

  1. Connect the USB cable to the computer.
  2. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option.
  3. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  4. Press ‘More Settings’ under ‘Wireless & Networks’ section.
  5. Choose ‘Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot’.
  6. Press ‘USB Tethering’.

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10C. How to adjust USB connection options

  1. Drag down the header and touch ‘Connected as a media device’
  2. Select the desired option.
    • MTP – Allows you to transfer files to and from a computer
    • PTP – Allows you to transfer all files to and from a computer as well as images using the camera software.

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10D. How to reset to default APN settings

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option.
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘More Settings’ under ‘Wireless & Networks’ section.
  4. Press ‘Mobile Networks’.
  5. Choose ‘Access Point Names’.
  6. Tap the ‘Options’ key.
  7. Press ‘Reset to Default’.
  8. The original APN settings will now restore.

A lack of network connection may be solved with a APN settings reset. Each company has their own APN settings that must be applied in order to connect to their network. Once you get a phone plan, call up the network for their APN settings and fill them in.

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10E. How to use my mobile device as a hotspot

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘More Settings’ under ‘Wireless & Networks’ section
  4. Press ‘Tethering and Portable Hotspots’
  5. Choose ‘Mobile Hotspot’
  6. Press ‘Configure Mobile Hotspot’
  7. Personalize the name of your device hotspot
  8. Personalize the password
  9. Then tap ‘Save’
  10. Turn on the ‘Mobile Hotspot’ feature in the previous setting

A mobile hotspot can be found by searching for Wi-Fi networks. Search for the usernem and type in the password. Each hotspot can give data to multiple devices.

Warning: Each device connected to the hotspot will use the hotspots data. Ensure it has unlimited data or is connected via Wi-Fi to avoid being charged extra costs by the network provider.

 


10F. How to to turn on or off Wi-Fi

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Turn on the ‘Wi-Fi’ by pressing on the toggle button
  4. Press on the words ‘Wi-Fi’ to see the networks to connect to
  5. Select the desired Wi-Fi network
  6. Enter the Password. To see the password as you type, press on the ‘Show Password’ box.
  7. Press ‘Connect’
  8. Wi-Fi is now connected.

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To disconnect from Wi-Fi:

  1. Do steps 1-2
  2. Turn off the ‘Wi-Fi’ by pressing on the toggle button.

To forget a network:

  1. Do steps 1-2
  2. Press on the words ‘Wi-Fi’
  3. Press on the network you are connected to
  4. Tap ‘Forget’
  5. If desired, turn off the ‘Wi-Fi’ capabilities as stated above.

 


10G. How to turn on or off roaming

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘More Settings’ under ‘Wireless and Network’ section
  4. Choose ‘Mobile Networks’
  5. Press ‘Data Roaming’
  6. Tap ‘OK’

Suggestion: It may be cheaper to get a plan that includes roaming to the location you often visit versus being charged for individual roaming fees. When roaming, you may need to search for available networks as the one you usually use may not be available.

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10H. How to add or remove an email address

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘Add Account’ under ‘Accounts’ section
  4. Select the type of account you’d like to add
  5. Press ‘Existing’
  6. Type in the username and password
  7. Press the triangle arrow to confirm
  8. Press ‘OK’
  9. Wait a moment for it to connect
  10. Adjust details for the new account such as if it should be a backup for your devices data
  11. Press the triangle arrow to confirm

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To remove an account:

  1. Do steps 1-2 as stated above.
  2. Press on the account type you’d like to remove
  3. Press on the account name
  4. Then choose ‘Remove Account’
  5. Press ‘Remove Account’ to confirm

Please note: While data associated with the account will be remove from your device, it will still be accessible from a different device or computer or by signing in through a browser on this device as well.

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10I. How to turn on or off Bluetooth

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press on the words ‘Bluetooth’
  4. Turn on the slider near ‘Bluetooth’
  5. Press on the device’s name to make it visible to other devices
  6. Press on the nearby device you desire to connect to
  7. Confirm by pressing ‘OK’ on both devices
  8. They are now paired.

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To forget a Bluetooth connection:

  1. Do steps 1-3
  2. Press on the ‘Settings’ icon near the paired devices name
  3. Then tap ‘Unpair’
  4. Press on the device’s name to make it hidden from other devices.
  5. Turn off Bluetooth by pressing on the slider towards the top of the screen

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11A. How to enable or disable my own caller ID

The only method of how to block your own number from being seen by others when you are calling them, is do dial *67 prior to typing in their phone number.

 


11B. How to forward my calls to another phone number

Option 1:

  1. Dial *72
  2. Type in the phone number of which you want to forward all incoming calls
  3. Press ‘Call’
  4. There will be a confirmation message.
  5. Hang up

Option 2:

  1. Press the ‘Call’ App
  2. Tap the ‘Options’ Key
  3. Press ‘Call Settings’
  4. Choose ‘Call Forwarding’
  5. Press the option you desire
  6. Type in the phone number to forward messages to
  7. Press ‘Enable’

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11C. How to bar certain numbers from calling me

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Press the ‘Option’ key
  3. Then press ‘Call Settings’
  4. Tap ‘Call Rejection’
  5. Press ‘Auto Reject mode’
  6. Toggle the switch button
  7. Press ‘Auto reject list’
  8. Press ‘Create’
  9. Type in the phone number to block
  10. Press ‘Match Criteria’
  11. Choose the desired options
  12. Press ‘Save’
  13. You may press the ‘Unknown’ check box to block any unknown numbers from calling.
  14. The phone will send a message when a incoming call has been rejected.

To undo:

  1. Do steps 1-5
  2. Press ‘Auto Reject List’
  3. Uncheck the numbers that you want to un-block

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11D. How to add a contact or delete it

To add a new contact to an address book:

Option 1:

  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Press the Plus (+) icon on the bottom of the screen
  3. Type in the Name, Phone number, Email and any other information for the new contact
  4. Press ‘Save

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Option 2:

  1. Open the Calling app
  2. Type in the number you’d like to add
  3. Press ‘Add to Contacts’
  4. Press ‘Create Contact’
  5. Add the Name, Email and other information
  6. Tap ‘Save’

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To delete a contact:

  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Search for the contact to delete
  3. Press on the contact
  4. Press the ‘Options’ key
  5. Tap ‘Delete’
  6. Press ‘OK’

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12A. How to see my software version

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘About Device’ under ‘System’ section
  4. Read the Software information

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12B. How to update my software version

  1. Press the ‘Apps’ menu option
  2. Slide and select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Press ‘System Updates’
  4. Wait a moment
  5. Press ‘Yes, I’m in’ if an update is available. If it is up to date, check back in later.

 


13A. How to send a text or MMS

To send a text:

  1. Open the messaging app
  2. Press the writing icon on the top right corner to compose a message
  3. Add the contact to whom the message will be sent
  4. Add the message to the message field
  5. Press ‘Send’

To send a multimedia message (MMS):

  1. Do steps 1-4
  2. Press the paper clip icon to attach media to the message
  3. Choose which media to add and from where to find it. In this example we will be doing ‘Pictures’
  4. Press the location in which the find the image. Press ‘Gallery’ if its an image you photographed.
  5. Open the section within gallery where the image is located
  6. Select the desired images
  7. Press the send icon (above the paper clip icon) to send the message.

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13B. How to delete a text or MMS

  1. Open the ‘Messaging’ App
  2. Open the thread in which the message is located
    • To delete an individual message: Hold down the text to delete and press ‘Delete’. Press ‘Delete.
    • In order to delete the thread: Hold down the thread and press the recycling bin to delete. Press ‘Delete.
    • To delete all threads: Press the ‘Options’ icon (3 dots). Press ‘Delete all Threads’. Press ‘Delete.

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To set up auto delete:

  1. Open the ‘Messaging App’
  2. Press the ‘Options’ key
  3. Press ‘Settings’
  4. Check off the box near ‘Delete Old Messages’
  5. Press ‘Text Message Limit’
  6. Choose the desired limit of texts until they are deleted
  7. Press ‘OK’
  8. Press ‘Multimedia Message Limit’
  9. Choose the desired limit of MMS until they are deleted
  10. Press ‘OK’

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Rachel C.
Rachel C.
Rachel is the researcher and blog writer for the Mr Aberthon website. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and eventually made her way to Connecticut in order to become a part of the Mr Aberthon Team. She is passionate about technology and electronics, and nothing gives her more pleasure than discovering insights into the latest gadgets to hit the electronics market.