Connectivity

Learn how to connect to the internet, connect accessories, and copy content to and from your phone.

Internet connections

Learn how to select the connection type to use to connect to the internet.

Define how your phone connects to the internet

Your phone automatically checks for and connects to an available known network when a network connection is needed. Selection is based on the connection settings, unless there are application-specific settings applied.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Connectivity > Settings.

Use a mobile data connection

Select Mobile data > On.

Use a mobile data connection when abroad

Select Allow mobile data usage > Anywhere.

Using a mobile data connection to connect to the internet when abroad can raise data transfer costs substantially.

You can also set the phone to use a mobile data connection only when in your home network or home country.

Use a Wi-Fi connection only

Select Mobile data > Off.

An access point can be a mobile data connection or a Wi-Fi connection.

You can collect access points in a destination list, and rearrange the priority order within the list.

Example: If a Wi-Fi access point is ranked above a mobile data access point in a destination list, the phone will always try to first connect to the Wi-Fi access point, only connecting to the mobile data access point if the Wi-Fi network is not available.

Add a new access point to a destination list

Select Network destinations > Access point.

Change the priority of an access point in the internet destination list

  1. Select Network destinations > Internet.

  2. Select and hold an access point, and from the pop-up menu, select Change priority.

  3. Tap the position in the list to move the access point to.

Keep track of your data traffic

To avoid surprises with mobile data costs, you can set your phone to notify you or close the mobile data connection when you have transferred a certain amount of data using your mobile data connection.

  1. Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings.

  2. Select Connectivity > Mobile data tracker > Data allowance.

  3. Select Define in megabytes or Define in gigabytes, then type in the limit in the field.

  4. Select When allowance reached, then select Show warning or Switch mobile data off.

The limit is phone-specific. If you use your SIM in another phone, you need to set the limits in that phone.

Your network service provider may count mobile data use differently than your phone does. For info about data costs, contact your network service provider.

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Wi-Fi

Learn how to connect to the internet using a Wi-Fi connection.

About Wi-Fi connections

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Connectivity > Wi-Fi.

Tip: You can also manage your connections in the status menu. Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi is not shown, select Wi-Fi off icon.

Tip: You can add a Wi-Fi widget to the home screen. To quickly switch the Wi-Fi feature on or off, select the switch in the widget. To open the Wi-Fi app, select Wi-Fi icon in the widget. The Wi-Fi feature needs to be switched on.

The Wi-Fi app shows a list of available networks and helps you connect to a Wi-Fi network.

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

Note: Using Wi-Fi may be restricted in some countries. For example, in France, you are only allowed to use Wi-Fi indoors. After 1 July 2012, the restriction on outdoor usage of Wi-Fi in France is withdrawn. For more info, contact your local authorities.

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Connect to a Wi-Fi network at home

To help save data costs, connect to your home Wi-Fi network when you are at home and want to browse the web on your phone.

  1. To open the status menu, swipe down from the top of the screen. If Wi-Fi is not shown, select Wi-Fi deactivated icon.

  2. Select Wi-Fi and your home Wi-Fi network. If your home Wi-Fi is secured, type in the passcode. If your home Wi-Fi is hidden, select Other (hidden network), then write the network name (service set identifier, SSID).

Close the Wi-Fi connection

Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select Wi-Fi activated icon.

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Connect to a Wi-Fi network on the move

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is a handy way of accessing the internet when not at home. Connect to public Wi-Fi networks in public places, such as a library or internet café.

  1. To open the status menu, swipe down from the top of the screen. If Wi-Fi is not shown, select Wi-Fi deactivated icon.

  2. Select Wi-Fi and the connection you want to use.

Close the Wi-Fi connection

Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select Wi-Fi activated icon.

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VPN connections

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Connectivity > VPN.

You need a virtual private network (VPN) connection to, for example, browse your company intranet or access your work mail remotely.

VPN policies define how data is encrypted and how your company authenticates your phone. To configure the VPN client, certificates, and policies, contact your company's IT department. After installing a policy, a VPN connection method is automatically added to an intranet destination.

For more info, search for mobile VPN at www.nokia.com/support.

Important: The existence of a certificate considerably reduces risks involved in remote connections and software installation. To benefit from increased security, certificates must be used correctly, and they must be correct, authentic, or trusted. Certificates have a restricted lifetime. If they have expired or are invalid, check that the current date and time in your device are correct.

Before modifying any certificate settings, you must trust the owner of the certificate and that the certificate does belong to the listed owner.

Close a network connection

If several apps are using an internet connection, you can use the Connection manager app to close some or all network connections.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Connectivity > Connection manager.

In the active data connections view, you can see your current network connections. Mobile data icon is a mobile data connection, and Wi-Fi icon is a Wi-Fi connection.

Select and hold the connection, then select Disconnect.

View details for a connection

Select the connection.

Details, such as the amount of transferred data and connection duration, are shown.

Tip: In most views, to see what connections are active, swipe down from the notification area.

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Bluetooth

Learn how to connect wirelessly to compatible phones and devices and send items between them.

About Bluetooth

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

You can connect wirelessly to other compatible devices, such as phones, computers, headsets, and car kits.

You can use the connection to send items from your phone, copy files from your compatible PC, and print files with a compatible printer.

Since devices with Bluetooth wireless technology communicate using radio waves, they do not need to be in direct line-of-sight. However, they must be within 10 metres (33 feet) of each other, although the connection may be subject to interference from obstructions such as walls or from other electronic devices.

When your phone is locked, only connections to authorised devices are possible.

Tip: You can also manage your Bluetooth connections in the status menu. To open the status menu, swipe down from the notification area, then select Bluetooth. If Bluetooth is not displayed, select Bluetooth deactivated icon.

Tip: You can add a Bluetooth widget to the home screen. To quickly switch Bluetooth on or off, select the widget.

Operating the device in hidden mode is a safer way to avoid malicious software. Do not accept Bluetooth connection requests from sources you do not trust. You can also switch the Bluetooth function off when you are not using it.

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Connect to a wireless headset

With a wireless headset you can answer a call even if your phone is not directly at hand, and you can have your hands free, for example, to continue working at your computer during a call. Wireless headsets are available separately.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

  1. To activate Bluetooth, select Bluetooth > On.

  2. Switch the headset on.

  3. Open the Paired devices tab .

  4. Select the headset.

    If the headset is not displayed in the list, to search for it, select Options icon > New paired device.

  5. You may need to enter a passcode. For details, see the user guide of the headset.

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Send a photo or other content using Bluetooth

You can use Bluetooth to send photos, videos, business cards, calendar entries, and other content to your friend's compatible devices and to your computer.

You can have several Bluetooth connections in use at a time. For example, if you are connected to a compatible headset, you can also send files to another compatible device at the same time.

  1. Select the item, for example, a photo.

  2. Select Options icon > Send > Via Bluetooth.

  3. Select the device to connect to. If the device isn't shown, select More devices to search for it. Bluetooth devices within range are shown.

  4. If the other device needs a passcode, type in the passcode. The passcode, which you can make up, must be typed in on both devices. The passcode in some devices is fixed. For details, see the user guide of the other device.

    The passcode is used only for the current connection.

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Connect to a car kit using remote SIM mode

With remote SIM mode, a compatible car kit can use the SIM card of your phone.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

Before remote SIM mode can be activated, your phone and accessory must be paired. Initiate the pairing from the car kit accessory.

  1. To activate Bluetooth, select Bluetooth > On.

  2. To activate remote SIM mode, select Remote SIM mode > On.

  3. Activate Bluetooth in the car kit accessory.

When remote SIM mode is activated, Remote SIM mode is displayed on the home screen. The connection to the wireless network is closed, and you cannot use SIM card services or features that require cellular network coverage.

To make or receive calls when in remote SIM mode, you need to have a compatible accessory, such as a car kit, connected to your device.

Your device will only allow emergency calls in this mode.

Deactivate remote SIM mode

Press the power key, and select Exit remote SIM mode.

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Block a device

You can prevent devices from creating a Bluetooth connection to your phone.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

Open the Paired devices tab , select and hold the device you want to block, and from the pop-up menu, select Block.

Remove a device from the blocked devices list

Open the Blocked devices tab , select and hold the device you want to remove from the list, and from the pop-up menu, select Delete.

If you reject a pairing request from another device, you are asked if you want to add the device to the list of blocked devices.

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Protect your phone

When Bluetooth is activated in your phone, you can control who can find and connect to your phone.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

Prevent others from detecting your phone

Select My phone's visibility > Hidden.

When your phone is hidden, others cannot detect it. However, paired devices can still connect to your phone.

Switch Bluetooth off

Select Bluetooth > Off.

Tip: To quickly switch Bluetooth off, swipe down from the top of the screen, then select Bluetooth on icon.

Do not pair with or accept connection requests from an unknown device. This helps to protect your phone from harmful content.

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USB data cable

Learn how to use a USB data cable to copy content to and from your phone.

Copy a picture or other content between your phone and computer

You can use a USB data cable to back up and copy pictures, videos, and other content between your phone and your computer.

  1. To make sure that Media transfer is set as the USB mode, select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Connectivity > USB > Media transfer.

  2. Use a compatible USB data cable to connect your phone to your compatible computer.

    The phone is displayed as a portable device on your computer. If Media transfer mode does not work on your computer, use Mass storage mode instead.

  3. Use the file manager of the computer to copy the content.

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Change the USB mode

For best results when copying content or synchronising your phone with your computer, activate the appropriate USB mode when using a USB data cable to connect to various devices.

  1. Use a compatible USB cable to connect your phone to your computer.

  2. On your phone, swipe down from the notification area.

  3. Select USB and from the following:

Nokia Suite - Connect your phone to a compatible computer that has Nokia Suite installed. In this mode, you can synchronise your phone with Nokia Suite and use other Nokia Suite features.This mode is activated automatically when you open the Nokia Suite application.

Mass storage - Connect your phone to a compatible computer that does not have Nokia Suite installed. Your phone is recognised as a USB flash memory. You can also connect your phone to other devices, such as a home or car stereo, to which you can connect a USB drive.While connected to a computer in this mode, you may not be able to use some of the phone applications.The memory card and mass memory in your phone cannot be accessed by the other device.

Media transfer - Connect your phone to a compatible computer that does not have Nokia Suite installed. Music protected by digital rights management (DRM) must be transferred in this mode. Some home entertainment systems and printers can also be used in this mode.

Use phone as modem - Connect your phone to a compatible computer, and use the phone as a wireless modem. The computer connects to the internet automatically.

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Connect a USB mass storage device

You can use a USB On-The-Go (OTG) adapter to connect your phone to a compatible USB memory stick or hard drive. For example, you can save your photos on a USB memory stick without needing to connect to a PC.

Connect a memory stick

  1. Connect the micro-USB end of the USB OTG adapter (available separately) to the micro-USB connector in your phone.

  2. Connect a memory stick to the USB OTG adapter.

With the front of the phone facing you, the micro-USB connector is, from top to bottom on the left edge, the first item.

The Files app opens, and the memory stick is shown as a mass memory.

Copy a file

In Files, select and hold the file you want to copy, then select the option you want and the memory and folder you want to copy to.

If you connect a hard drive that needs more power than your phone can supply, an error message is shown. You need to connect an external power source to the hard drive.

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