Alcatel MyFlip Tips and Tricks for Beginners

All the Alcatel MyFlip tutorials, tips and tricks for beginner users. Learn how to do basic tasks and everything else you need to do to get started with your new phone.

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Starting with a new phone can be a horrendous task, especially if you’re new with the model. You are here because your phone, Alcatel MyFlip, is rather different from what you usually get used to.

Alcatel MyFlip is one of TracFone bestseller models. It’s a feature phone and runs on KaiOS instead of the popular iOS or Android. It’s only natural if a new user is unfamiliar.

No need to worry! In this article, you will read all the Alcatel MyFlip tutorials you need to know. We’ve laid out the tips and tricks that are going to be useful for beginner users.

It’s all here, whether you are only starting with turning the phone on, to the more difficult configuration such as downloading an app.

How do I turn on / off the Alcatel MyFlip?

Let’s start with turning the phone on and off. The key for turning on and off the phone is the “PWR/END” key, which located in the bottom right of the “OK” key and navigations key.

It’s pretty simple to do it, just follow these steps below on how to turn on Alcatel MyFlip:

  • Press and hold the “PWR/END” key. Just pressing is not enough. You have to press the PWR/END key and hold it for some time until the screen lights up. The lighted up screen is the indicator that you’ve successfully turned on your phone.

And this is how to turn off Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Press and hold the PWR/END key. Just like when you turn the phone on, also press and hold the “PWR/END” key.
  2. Select the option. A window option will appear, choose “Power Off” and then press the “OK” key. There are several menus here and make sure you choose the right one (“Power Off”). Picking the wrong option such as “Factory Reset” will make you lose data if not careful!
  3. Turning off the phone. Congrats, you have successfully shut down your phone.

You have completed the most basic task in using your Alcatel MyFlip. Now, you can move on to the next tutorials.

How do I set up the Alcatel MyFlip?

When using the phone for the first time, you will be welcomed with the first use setup wizard. This setup wizard helps you configure the basic settings of Alcatel MyFlip.

All you need to do is following the prompt, but if you’re confused, read these instructions below on how to set up Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Choose the preferred language. This is the first step. By default, English will be selected. But if you want to change to another language, use the UP or DOWN navigation key to pick the language you prefer. Press OK to continue.
  2. Connect to a Wi-Fi network. The next step is connecting to the internet. Select the network you want to join by pressing the OK key. You can skip this process if you want.
  3. Enter the password. If a password is required for the Wi-Fi, you will be prompted to enter it on the available field.
  4. Hit “Next” to continue. Press the key below “Next” to go to the next step.
  5. Read the anti-theft information. The next step is the anti-theft message. Read then press the OK key to continue.
  6. Accept the license term. This step displays the KaiOS License Terms. Press the key below “Accept” to accept the terms.
  7. Arriving on the main screen. That’s the end of the setup wizard. Welcome! Now you are arriving at the main screen and you can start using your phone.

How do I display balance on Alcatel MyFlip?

It’s important to check your phone balance every now and then. Monitoring makes sure you never overuse your balance. You always know how much airtime you have left on your phone. Apart from that, It’s easy to check TracFone airtime plan with your phone.

This is how to display minute balance on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Access the menu from the main screen. Press the “OK” key to enter the icons screen.
  2. Find the “Browser”. Browse through the apps using the navigation keys. Search for “Browser” and press the OK key once you find it.
  3. Go to “MY SITES”. Press OK on “MY SITES” and your balance will be displayed here.

You can also view your balance by sending a text. Here’s how to display balance on Alcatel MyFlip using text messages:

  1. Press the “Messages” key. This is how you access the Messaging app on Alcatel MyFlip.
  2. Create a new message. Press the key below “New Message”.
  3. Type “611611” on the recipient field. Use the DOWN navigation key to move to the next field.
  4. Type BALANCE on the message field.
  5. Hit send. Press the key below “Send” and wait for the reply.
  6. Read the reply. Your balance information will arrive after awhile.

How do I take a screenshot on Alcatel MyFlip?

Often, we need to take a screenshot, for example when there’s a website page we want to share with other people.

A screenshot captures the screen and saves it as an image. Every phone comes with this feature although the method is different in every model.

Here’s how to take a screenshot on Alcatel MyFlip:

Press and hold the “Camera” and “Volume Down” keys. This is the only thing you need to do to take a screenshot. Both the Camera key and the Volume Down key are located on the right side of the phone. You might fail on the first try. When this happens, just repeat the process until you succeed.

How do you know that you have successfully take a screenshot? You will hear a ring sound and an image icon will appear on the status bar.

Alcatel MyFlip saves the screenshot result on Gallery. To view the image, you need to go to the Gallery app. How to view the screenshot result:

  1. Go from the main screen. Press the OK key if you start from the main screen.
  2. Search for the “Gallery” icon. Continue by finding the Gallery app and press OK once you locate it.
  3. Find the screenshot picture. Your screenshot capture will be displayed on top of other pictures since it’s just added recently.

How do I change ringtones on Alcatel MyFlip phone?

Are you bored with the existing default ringtone on your MyFlip? If you do, the good news is we can change ringtones with a little bit of configuration. There is quite a selection of ringtones you can choose from the phone’s built-in library.

Here’s how to change ringtones on the Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Go from the main screen. Press “OK” button so you move from the main screen to the app list.
  2. Search for “Settings” icon. The configuration for ringtones is located at “Settings”. Search for its icon on the app list using the navigation keys, and press the “OK” key once you find it.
  3. Go to the “Personalization” tab. Use the RIGHT navigation key to go to “Personalization”.
  4. Press OK on “Sound”. The “Sound” menu will be highlighted once you are on the “Personalization” tab. Press OK to continue.
  5. Select “Tones”. There are several options for “Sound” such as volume and tones. To change your ringtone, press OK on “Tones”.
  6. Select “Ringtones” or “Alert”. Press OK on “Ringtones” to change the sound of incoming calls. You can also pick “Alert” if it’s the notification sounds you want to change.
  7. Pick the ringtone you like. Using the navigation keys, scroll up and down to find the sound you like. Take time and have fun while finding the most suitable sounds according to your taste.
  8. Set the ringtone. Once you are sure which one you’d like to use, set the ringtone by pressing the OK button. And voila! You have a new ringtone set.
  9. Return to the main screen. You can go back to the main screen by pressing the PWR/END key twice.

How do I change the wallpaper on my Alcatel MyFlip phone?

Changing the phone’s wallpaper makes your phone less boring. It also adds a personal touch. After all, today a phone can be considered an extension of us.

We simply can’t live without one. So, pick a picture and set is as the image that welcomes you every time you use the phone.

Here’s the complete step on how to change the wallpaper on Alcatel MyFlip phone:

  1. From the main screen, press OK button. Considering you start from the main screen, this is what you should do. If you’re already on the icon lists, go to the next step.
  2. Locate the “Settings” icon. Just like setting up ringtones, configuring wallpaper is done in “Settings”. So, find its icon using the navigation keys. Press OK when you find it.
  3. Locate the “Personalization” tab. Go to the “Personalization” tab by scrolling using the RIGHT navigation key.
  4. Find “Display”. “Display” is where the configuration for wallpaper is located. As always, press OK once you find it.
  5. Go to “Wallpaper”. “Wallpaper” will be automatically highlighted, press the OK key to finally configure it.
  6. Select Gallery and find the picture you want. Press the OK key to open the file windows. You can either select a picture from Gallery, Camera, or default wallpaper images from the phone itself.
  7. Press save to set the wallpaper. Once you have found the desired picture, press the key below “Save” to set it as the wallpaper.
  8. Go back to the main screen. To go back to the main screen, press the PWR/END key twice.

How do I access voicemail on Alcatel MyFlip?

For some reasons, you can’t pick up the phone when someone calls you. When this happens, the caller can leave you a voicemail which you can check later on.

To listen to the messages in your inbox, here’s how to access voicemail on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Press and hold the “1” key. This is how you access your inbox on Alcatel MyFlip. Wait until you’re connected to voicemail.
  2. Listen to the message. The next step is when you listen to the voicemails your contacts have left you.
  3. End the call. Use the PWR/END key when you finish listening to your voicemails.

How do I set clock on the Alcatel MyFlip?

By default, Alcatel MyFlip comes with “Auto Sync” feature that’s automatically set the clock based on your timezone.

It also automatically adjusts “Daylight Saving Time” so you don’t have to do it yourself. But you can also set the clock manually if you want to. All you need to do is tweaking the clock configuration in Settings.

This is how to set clock on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Starting from the main screen. From the main screen, press the OK key.
  2. Locate the “Settings” icon. Use the navigation keys to find “Settings”. Press the OK key once you do.
  3. Go to the “Personalization” tab. Use the RIGHT navigation key for this step.
  4. Go to “Date & Time”. Use the DOWN navigation key to highlight “Date & Time”, then press OK.
  5. Select “Auto Sync – On”. Since auto-sync is automatically highlighted, you just need to press the OK key here.
  6. Change auto-sync to off. Highlight “Off” to disable the auto-sync. Then, press the OK key.
  7. Set the Date, Time, or Time Zone. Once auto-sync is disabled, adjust clock information as you need it.
  8. Going back to the main screen. Press the PWR/END key twice.

How do I find out the operating system (OS) on Alcatel MyFlip?

Alcatel MyFlip uses KaiOS. It’s a Linux-based mobile operating system that’s in hindsight, looks and feels like Android. You might get curious about the version your phone currently has.

You can find out about it by following the steps on how to find out the operating system (OS) on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Start from the main screen. From here, press the OK key.
  2. Go to “Settings”. Highlight the “Settings” icon using the navigation keys.
  3. Find the “Device” tab. Use the RIGHT navigation key to highlight the “Device” tab.
  4. See the version of the software. Press the OK key on “Device Information”. Find your current OS version under “Software”.

How do I download apps to Alcatel MyFlip?

Kai Store is what you’re looking for if you want to adds more apps to your device. Just like the popular Play Store for Android and App Store for iPhones, you can search apps, download, and install them.

Here’s how to download apps to Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Start from the main screen. From here, press the OK key.
  2. Go to the “Store” icon. Find the “Store” icon, then press OK.
  3. Pick the category. There are several tabs representing categories of the apps (eg. Games, Social, Utilities). You can navigate between these tabs using the RIGHT and LEFT navigation keys.
  4. Pick the app. To browse through between apps, use the UP and the DOWN navigation keys. To see the description of an app, press the OK key.
  5. Download and install the app. Press the OK key to install an app. Wait until the app is downloaded them installed. It can take time depending on your network speed.
  6. Return to the main screen. Go back to the main screen by pressing the PWR/END key twice.

How do I delete an application on Alcatel MyFlip?

For apps that you don’t often use, it’s wise to delete them altogether from your phone. Deleting apps can free up some space and tidy your phone up.

If you need those apps again in the future, you can always re-download and re-install them again.

As for now, here’s how to delete an application on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Start from the main screen. Press the “OK” button to enter the icon list.
  2. Highlight the app. Using the navigation keys, move your way through the app icon list to find the app you want to delete from your phone.
  3. Navigation keys consist of the UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT keys. They are the keys that surround the OK button.
  4. Use the “Options” menu. Once you highlight the desired app, press the key below “Options”.
  5. Uninstall the app. You will be shown several options for the selected app. To remove the app, select “Uninstall” then press the OK key.
  6. Return to the main screen. You have successfully removed the app now. To go back to the main screen, press the PWR/END key once.

How do I delete content on Alcatel MyFlip?

After using the phone for some times, files such as pictures and documents would start piling up in your phone’s storage space. Then it’s time to delete some so you can free up storage and make room for new files.

In this article, we provide tutorials on deleting contents whether from the SD card or your phone’s internal memory card.

Here’s how to delete content on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Press OK button from the main screen. Assuming you start from the main screen, press the “OK” key to enter the app list.
  2. Locate the “File Manager” icon. Use the navigation keys to find “File Manager”. Press “OK” button once you find it.
  3. Select “Internal” or “SD Card”. If you want to delete something from Internal Storage, select “Internal” and press OK. Meanwhile, if its a file from SD card you want to delete, choose “SD Card” and press the OK key.
  4. Select the folder. Once you’re inside, select the folder where the file is located. Usually, music files are located in “Music” while pictures taken from the camera are located inside “DCIM”. Make sure you know which folder your desired file is located.
  5. Find the file. Search the content you intend to delete, keep it highlighted.
  6. Delete the file. With the file highlighted, press the key below “Options”. You will see several choices such as delete, copy, and cut. To remove content, pick “Delete”.
  7. Confirm the deletion. You will be asked for confirmation. To delete, press the key below “Delete” and wait until the file is successfully removed. You can also cancel the deletion by pressing the key below “Cancel” during the confirmation. Take note though, once you confirm “Delete”, the file that has been deleted cannot be recovered again.
  8. Return to the main screen. Back to the main screen by hitting the “PWR/END” key twice.

How do I change how the notifications appear on the lock screen on Alcatel MyFlip?

Alcatel MyFlip provides an option for users to show notifications on the lock screen. You can choose to display them or otherwise.

By default, notifications are displayed. To turn it off and on again, follow the steps below to change how the notifications appear on the lock screen on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Start from the main screen. Press the OK key to enter the app list.
  2. Go to the “Settings” icon. Find “Settings”, and press OK when you do.
  3. Go to the “Personalization” tab. Using the Right navigation key, locate the “Personalization” tab and highlight it.
  4. Select “Notices”. Press OK once “Notices” is highlighted.
  5. Highlight the option you want. There are several options on how you display the notification. Pick one and press OK.
  6. Choose “Show after reboot” option. Press OK. Set the change to be shown only after you restart the phone.
  7. Highlight the option you want. Pick the option (yes or no) and press the OK key to finalize.

This phone also gives you the option for displaying or not displaying the notifications of an individual app. To configure that, follow the steps below on how to display notifications of an app on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Go to the “Settings” icon. Just like the previous configuration, you start by selecting the “Settings” icon.
  2. Go to the “Personalization” tab. Find “Personalization” using the navigation keys.
  3. Go to “Notices”. Select “Notices” and press the OK key.
  4. Press OK on “App Notices” menu. This is where you will configure notifications for individual app.
  5. Select an app. Pick an app whose settings you want to change. Press the OK key.
  6. Select “Allow Notices”. Press OK and pick the desired option. Press the OK key to confirm your choice.

How do I set up Screen Lock on Alcatel MyFlip?

Alcatel MyFlip provides users several options when it comes to security. One of them is Screen Lock. Screen Lock prevents unauthorized users from accessing your phone.

Screen Lock in Alcatel MyFlip is a 4-digits password you have to enter whenever you activate the phone. The instruction below describes how to set up Screen Lock on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Press the OK key from the main screen.
  2. Locate the “Settings” icon. Find “Settings” then press the OK key when it is highlighted.
  3. Go to the “Privacy & Security” tab. Use the RIGHT navigation key to find then select “Privacy & Security”.
  4. Press the OK key when “Screen Lock” is highlighted. “Screen Lock” is located at the top of the menu list. Press OK here.
  5. Change the settings. “Screen Lock – Off” will be highlighted. Press the OK key to browse through the option.
  6. Find the option you want. Once you have decided, press the OK key to start entering the passcode.
  7. Enter a security passcode. Use the dial pad to input the security code. Make sure it’s a number that’s hard to guess but is easy for you to remember.
  8. Confirm the passcode again. Re-enter the passcode again for confirmation.
  9. Set the passcode. Press the key below the word “Create” to finally set the passcode.

How do I lock SIM Card on Alcatel MyFlip?

Aside from Screen Lock, you can protect your phone by setting a PIN to your SIM card. PIN prevents access to your cellular data network.

Whenever you reboot the phone, you will be requested to enter the PIN code. The following steps describe how to lock SIM Card on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Go to the “Settings” icon. Just like setting up the passcode, SIM PIN configuration also takes place in “Settings”.
  2. Select the “Privacy & Security” tab. Use the RIGHT navigation key until you find the “Privacy & Security” tab.
  3. Highlight “SIM Security”. Press DOWN to highlight “SIM Security”. Press the OK key to continue.
  4. Press OK on “SIM PIN – Off”. This is where you will configure the PIN code.
  5. Enter the default PIN. Once inside, enter 1111 or 1234, that’s the default PIN code. Press the key below “Next”.
  6. Change the SIM PIN. Using the DOWN navigation key, select “Change SIM PIN” then press the OK key.
  7. Enter the required fields. Enter the current SIM PIN. Go down to the next field and enter the new PIN using the dial pad. Go down once more to enter the PIN again for confirmation.
  8. Finally set the SIM PIN. Press the key under “Next” to finally set the PIN.

How do I connect to Wi-Fi on Alcatel MyFlip?

Setting up the Wi-Fi is important since that’s how you can access the internet. It’s also a way to save your mobile data. So, always opt for Wi-Fi whenever possible.

To connect, follow these steps on how to connect to Wi-Fi on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Make sure a Wi-Fi network is available. Before connecting, make sure there are available networks you can connect to. If a password is required, make sure you know the password.
  2. Go to “Settings”. From the main screen, press the OK key to enter the icon list. Find “Settings” then press OK again.
  3. Highlight the “Network & Connectivity” tab. Using the navigation keys, find the Network & Connectivity tab.
  4. Find Wi-Fi on “Settings”. Scroll down and select “Wi-Fi” using the Down navigation key. Then press the OK key.
  5. Turn On the Wi-Fi. The default setting is “ON”. But if the Wi-Fi is at “OFF”, you can press the OK key to toggle it to ON.
  6. Pick a Wi-Fi network among the available networks. You will see a list of available networks. Pick one by selecting the one you intended to connect to (using the navigation keys), then press the OK key.
  7. Enter the password. If asked, enter the password using the dial pad.
  8. Connect to the network. Press the key below “Connect”. You can go back to the app screen and open browser once you’ve successfully connected to the internet.

How do I update the OS on Alcatel MyFlip?

Alcatel MyFlip uses KaiOS as its operating system. The manufacturer regularly updates the OS. It’s recommended for users to always get the latest version of the software. Alcatel provides an over-the-air upgrade that makes the process easy even for a beginner.

To make sure you do it the right way, just pay attention to the guide below on how to update the OS on Alcatel MyFlip:

  1. Go to the “Settings” icon. From the main screen, press the OK key to access the icon list. Then, highlight the “Settings” icon and press the OK key once again.
  2. Go to the “Device” tab. Use the navigation keys to find the “Device” tab.
  3. Select “Device Information”. Press the DOWN navigation key to highlight “Device Information”. Then, press the OK key.
  4. Select “Software Update”. Using the DOWN navigation key, find “Software Update” then press OK.
  5. Press the OK key on “Check for Updates”. If your device is up to date, there will be a notification saying “Your software is up to date”. Otherwise, you can press the OK key to install an update.
  6. Install the update. Wait until the update process to finish.

Congratulations! After all the Alcatel MyFlip tutorials above, you have just advanced from the “beginner users” status.

There’s no more basic task you don’t know about this phone. Now, go and practice! You are ready to use your Alcatel like an experienced user.

However, if you have something that’s bugging you, shoot us a question down below and we will gladly help as much as we can! Don’t forget to bookmark this article so you can always come back later when you need to.

All the Alcatel MyFlip tutorials, tips and tricks for beginner users. Learn how to do basic tasks and everything else you need to do to get started with your new phone.

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