With Application manager, you can see the software packages installed in your device. You can view details of installed applications, remove applications, and define installation settings.

You can install two types of applications and software to your device:

  • JME applications based on Java technology with the .jad or .jar file extensions

  • Other applications and software suitable for the Symbian operating system with the .sis or .sisx file extensions

Only install software that is compatible with your device.

Install applications

You can transfer installation files to your device from a compatible computer, download them during browsing, or receive them in a multimedia message, as an e-mail attachment, or using other connectivity methods, such as Bluetooth connectivity.

You can use Nokia Application Installer in Nokia PC Suite to install an application to your device.

Icons in Application manager indicate the following:

SIS or SISX application

Java application


application installed in the memory card

Important: Only install and use applications and other software from trusted sources, such as applications that are Symbian Signed or have passed the Java Verified testing.

Before installation, note the following:

  • To view the application type, version number and the supplier or manufacturer of the application, select Options > View details.

    To view the security certificate details of the application, select Details: > Certificates: > View details. Control the use of digital certificates in Certificate management.

  • If you install a file that contains an update or repair to an existing application, you can only restore the original application if you have the original installation file or a full backup copy of the removed software package. To restore the original application, remove the application, and install the application again from the original installation file or the backup copy.

    The JAR file is required for installing Java applications. If it is missing, the device may ask you to download it. If there is no access point defined for the application, you are asked to select one.

To install an application, do the following:

  1. To locate an installation file, select Menu > Settings and Application mgr.. Alternatively, search installation files using File manager, or select Messaging > Inbox, and open a message that contains an installation file.

  2. In Application manager, select Options > Install. In other applications, select the installation file to start the installation.

    During installation, the device shows information about the progress of the installation. If you install an application without a digital signature or certification, the device displays a warning. Continue installation only if you are sure of the origin and contents of the application.

To start an installed application, locate the application in the menu, and select the application. If the application does not have a default folder defined, it is installed in the Installed apps. folder in the main menu.

To see which software packages are installed or removed and when, select Options > View log.

Important: Your device can only support one antivirus application. Having more than one application with antivirus functionality could affect performance and operation or cause the device to stop functioning.

After you install applications to a compatible memory card, installation files (.sis, .sisx) remain in the device memory. The files may use large amounts of memory and prevent you from storing other files. To maintain sufficient memory, use Nokia Ovi Suite to back up installation files to a compatible PC, then use the file manager to remove the installation files from the device memory.If the .sis file is a message attachment, delete the message from the Messaging inbox.

Remove applications

Select Menu > Settings and Application mgr..

To remove a software package, select Installed apps. > Options > Uninstall. Select Yes to confirm.

If you remove software, you can only reinstall it if you have the original software package or a full backup of the removed software package. If you remove a software package, you may no longer be able to open files created with that software.

If another software package depends on the software package that you removed, the other software package may stop working. Refer to the documentation of the installed software package for details.

Application manager settings

Select Menu > Settings and Application mgr..

Select Installation settings and from the following:

Software installation - Select whether Symbian software that has no verified digital signature can be installed.

Online certificate check - Select to check the online certificates before installing an application.

Default web address - Set the default address used when checking online certificates.