The Complete ZTE Grand X Guide

Grand X


Got a ZTE Grand X but not sure how to do something on it? Not to worry as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for all the things your handset is capable of.

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ZTE Grand X Guide

Getting Started

What’s in the box?

In the ZTE Grand X box you will find:

  • ZTE Grand X handset.
  • Handset guide.
  • USB cable.
  • Charger connector.
  • Earphones.

How do I insert my SIM card?

  • Locate the groove on the bottom right corner of the handset.
  • Peel back the rear panel.
  • Remove the battery using the groove just below it.
  • Insert SIM into the slot underneath the camera position.
  • Replace battery so the gold connectors are on the top edge.
  • Replace the rear panel and click into place to secure.

How do I insert a microSD Card?

  • Locate the groove on the bottom right of the handset.
  • Peel back the rear panel.
  • Insert microSD Card into the slot on the top right so it matches the diagram above it.
  • Replace the rear panel and click into place to secure.

How do I charge my phone?

To get your ZTE Grand X set up and fully charged:

  • Unravel the USB cable.
  • Take the large end and insert into plug connector.
  • Take the small end and insert into charging port on the left side of the device.
  • Insert plug connector into wall socket.
  • Switch on.

Alternatively you can charge your device using your laptop. To do this:

  • Take the large end of the USB and insert into USB port on laptop.
  • Take the small end and insert into charging port on the left side of the device.

How do I set up my phone?

To set up your phone straight from the box:

  • To change the language tap on English (United Kingdom) to see more options.
  • Tap to select your preferred language from the list.
  • Tap Start.
  • Tap Automatic Date & Time to set date and time.
  • Tap Next.
  • If you have a Google account, tap Sign In.
  • Enter your Google Account email address and password.
  • Tap Sign In.

Your device will now sign you in to your Google Account.

  • Select if you wish to use Google Location, by ticking or unticking the relevant boxes.
  • Tap Next.
  • Personalise your phone by entering your first and last names.
  • Tap Next.
  • Tap Next.
  • Tap Finish.

How do I change the language on my phone?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen to open the app menu.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down.
  • Tap on Language & Input.
  • Tap Language.
  • Tap to select the language you wish to use.

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Software

What’s the latest software available for my phone?

The ZTE Grand X comes loaded with the fourth iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.

How do I update my phone’s software?

  • Tap on the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll through the apps menu until you find the Software Update Service icon.
  • Tap Software Update Service.
  • Tap Check for Updates and the device will automatically check for new software.

How do I perform a factory reset?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen to open the app menu.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Backup & Reset.
  • Tap Factory Data Reset.
  • Tap Reset Phone.
  • Tap Erase Everything.

Where can I get more help?

If you have any more questions about your phone’s software, head over to the P4u Forum and get in touch with the team, who’ll be more than happy to help you out.

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Accounts, Messaging and Applications

How do I set up a Google account on my phone?

You can set up a Google Account as soon as you turn the device on. To do this:

  • Turn the device on using button on top of the handset.
  • Tap start.
  • Tap Next.
  • Tap Get An Account.
  • Enter your first name and last names.
  • Tap Next.
  • Enter your desired email address and tap next.
  • If that email address is already taken, tap Suggestions to change it.
  • Tap Try Again.
  • Enter your chosen password and confirm by entering it a second time.
  • Tap Next.
  • Enter a recovery email address and security question and tap Next.
  • Select whether you are interested in joining Google +.
  • Read the Terms of Service and tap I Accept if you agree.

How do I set up an email account on my phone?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Email from the applications menu.
  • Enter the email address and password for your email account.
  • Tap Next.
  • Adjust Account Settings to your needs.
  • Tap Next.
  • Enter your Account Name and tap Next.

How do I send an email?

  • Tap the envelope + logo in the bottom left corner of the email inbox.
  • Enter the recipient’s email address in the To bar.
  • Enter your message below.
  • Tap the arrow in the top right corner to send the email.

How do I send an attachment in an email?

  • Tap the envelope + logo in the bottom left corner of the email inbox.
  • Enter the recipient’s email address in the To bar.
  • Tap the Menu button on the bottom left hand corner of the handset.
  • Tap Attach file.
  • Select the location where the file you want to send is stored.
  • Tap the file you wish to attach.
  • Enter your message.
  • Tap the arrow in the top right corner to send the email.

How do I set up social network feeds?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Tap on the Facebook icon.
  • Enter your email address and password.
  • Tap Log In.

How do I save an attachment?

  • Tap on an email to open it.
  • Tap Download Message.
  • Tap Attachment.
  • Tap Save and it will save to the relevant place.

How do I delete a mailbox?

  • Open the mailbox.
  • Tap the Menu bottom in the bottom left corner of the handset.
  • Tap Account Settings.
  • Tap on the Account you wish to delete.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and tap Remove Account.
  • Tap OK to confirm.

How do I send a text message using my voice?

  • Tap Messages from the homescreen.
  • Tap the envelope+ icon in the bottom of the screen.
  • Enter the recipient.
  • Tap on Type Message.
  • Tap the microphone symbol at the bottom of the screen.
  • Speak your message into the device.
  • Tap Done.
  • Tap the arrow to send.

Does my phone have an app store?

Yes, the ZTE Grand X is serviced by the Google Play app Store and TegraZone Games.

How do I download an app from the Google Play app Store?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen..
  • Select Play Store from the app menu.
  • Locate the app you wish to download.
  • Tap Download
  • Tap Accept & Download to begin the process.

How do I download an app from TegraZone Games?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll across to TegraZone Games and select.
  • Tap Get Started.
  • Locate the app you wish to download.
  • Tap Get It Now.
  • Tap Install.
  • Tap Accept and Download to begin the process.

How do I close an app?

  • From the homescreen, press and hold the Home button.
  • Swipe the apps you wish to close off the side of the screen to the left or right.
  • Tap the Home button again when you’re finished.

How do I delete/uninstall an app?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen to open the app menu.
  • Tap and hold the app you wish to uninstall.
  • Drag the app icon up to the Uninstall icon(it looks like a bin) at the top of the screen.
  • Tap OK to confirm.
  • Tap OK to go back to the homescreen.

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Connectivity and Internet

How do I change my Bluetooth name?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Settings from the app menu.
  • Move the Bluetooth slider to the on position.
  • Tap Bluetooth.
  • Tap the Menu button on the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap Rename Phone.
  • Enter your chosen name.
  • Tap Rename.

How do I pair my phone with another Bluetooth device?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Settings from the app menu.
  • Move the Bluetooth slider to the On position.
  • Tap Bluetooth.
  • Tap the device you wish to pair with.
  • Tap Pair to send pairing request.

How do I remove a device from my Bluetooth pairing list?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll across and select Settings from the app menu.
  • Move Bluetooth slider to the On position.
  • Tap Bluetooth.
  • Tap the Pairing icon next to the device you wish to unpair with.
  • Tap Unpair.

How do I turn off Bluetooth?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Settings from the app menu.
  • Move Bluetooth slider to the Off position.

How do I connect my phone to my computer?

  • Take the large end of the USB cable and insert into USB port on laptop.
  • Take the small end of the USB and insert into charging port on the left side of the device.

How do I set up Wi-Fi?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Settings from the app menu.
  • Move the Wi-Fi slider to the On position.
  • Tap on Wi-Fi.
  • Tap and hold on the network you wish to connect to.
  • Enter the network key if prompted.
  • Tap Connect.

How do I set up a Wi-Fi Hotspot?

  • Tap on the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Settings from the app menu.
  • Tap on More…
  • Tap on Tethering & Portable Hotspot.
  • Tick the box to turn on Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Tap Configure Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  • Adjust the settings to your required needs.
  • Tap Save.

How do I update maps?

  • Tap on the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Maps from the app menu.
  • Tap the Menu button on the bottom left hand corner of the handset.
  • Select Settings.
  • Tap What’s New.
  • Tap Update to download the latest version of Google Maps.
  • Tap Accept & Download.

How do I open a web page on the browser?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Browser from the app menu.

How do I open multiple pages?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Browser from the app menu.
  • Tap the Pages icon in the top right corner.
  • Tap the + icon to open a new page.

How do I switch between open pages?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Browser from the app menu.
  • Tap the Pages icon in the top right corner.
  • Select the page you wish to open and tap on it.

How do I close a page?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Browser from the app menu.
  • Tap the Pages icon in the top right corner.
  • Tap the “X” in the corner of the page you wish to close.

How do I bookmark a web page?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Browser from the app menu.
  • Locate the web page you wish to bookmark.
  • Tap the Menu button on the bottom left hand corner of the handset.
  • Tap Save to Bookmarks.
  • Enter a name for the label and tap OK.

How do I monitor my data usage?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll across to Settings and select from app menu.
  • Tap Data Usage.

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Camera and Multimedia

How do I take a picture on my phone?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Camera.
  • Frame the shot.
  • Tap the blue circle on the screen to capture the image.

How do I capture a video on my phone?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Camcorder.
  • Frame the shot.
  • Tap the red button to start recording.
  • Tap it again to stop.

How do I turn the camera flash on and off?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Select Camera.
  • Tap on the Options button next to the zoom bar.
  • Tap the Flash icon (it looks like an ‘A’ with a lightning bolt next to it).
  • Tap On or Off.

Where can I view the pictures/videos I’ve taken?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Tap Gallery icon.
  • Tap on the folder where the image/video you wish to view is stored.

Alternatively you can view an image you’ve just taken directly from the camera. To do this:

  • Tap the image icon in the top right hand corner of the camera screen.
  • Swipe through the images to view.

How do I edit a photo?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Tap Gallery icon.
  • Tap on the folder where the image/video you wish to view is stored.
  • Tap on the image you wish to edit.
  • Tap on the Menu button on the bottom left hand corner of the handset.
  • Select Edit.
  • Adjust the image to your liking.
  • Tap Save in the top right corner of the screen.

How do I delete a photo/video?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Tap Gallery icon.
  • Tap the image you wish to delete.
  • Tap on the Menu button on the bottom left hand corner of the handset.
  • Select Delete.
  • Tap Delete to confirm.

How do I send a picture/video message?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Tap on the Gallery icon.
  • Tap and hold the image/video you wish to send.
  • Tap the share button (looks like an arrow point with three dots).
  • Tap Messaging.
  • Enter a recipient.
  • Tap Send.

How do I set my favourite song as a ringtone?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll across and tap on music.
  • Tap songs.
  • Tap and hold the one you want as your ringtone.
  • Tap Use As Phone Ringtone.

How do I make a music playlist?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll across and tap on music.
  • Tap and hold on the song you want to start your new playlist.
  • Tap Add To Playlist.
  • Tap New.
  • Enter a name and tap Save.

How do I add songs to a playlist?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll across and tap on music.
  • Tap and hold on the song you want to add.
  • Tap Add To Playlist.
  • Tap on the playlist you wish to add it to.

How do I delete a song?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll across and tap on music.
  • Tap the Playlist icon
  • Select the playlist you wish to edit.
  • Tap and hold the song you wish to delete.
  • Tap Delete.
  • Tap OK.

How do I delete a playlist?

  • Tap the Menu button from the homescreen.
  • Scroll across and tap on music.
  • Tap the Playlist icon
  • Tap and hold the playlist you wish to delete.
  • Tap Delete.

What type of media files does my phone support?

The ZTE Grand X supports:

  • MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV