Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, 7970G, 7965G, and 7945G User Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6 (SCCP and SIP)
Changing Phone Settings
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Changing Phone Settings

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Changing Phone Settings

Customizing Rings and Message Indicators

Customizing the Phone Screen


Changing Phone Settings


You can personalize your Cisco Unified IP Phone by adjusting the ring tone, background image, and other settings.

Customizing Rings and Message Indicators

You can customize how your phone indicates an incoming call and a new voice mail message. You can also adjust the ringer volume for your phone.

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Change the ring tone per line

1. Choose > User Preferences > Rings.

2. Choose a phone line or the default ring setting.

3. Choose a ring tone to play a sample of it.

4. Press Select and Save to set the ring tone, or press Cancel.

Adjust the volume level for the phone ringer

Press while the handset is in the cradle and the headset and speakerphone buttons are off. The new ringer volume is saved automatically.

Note Check with your system administrator to see if a minimum ringer-volume setting was configured.

Change the ring pattern per line (flash-only, ring once, beep-only, etc.)

1. Log in to your Cisco Unified CM User Options web pages. (See Accessing Your User Options Web Pages, page 1.)

2. Access your call ring pattern settings. (See Controlling Line Settings on the Web, page 7.)

Note Before you can access this setting, your system administrator may need to enable it for you.

Change the way the audible voice message indicator sounds on your phone

1. Log in to your User Options web pages. See Accessing Your User Options Web Pages, page 1.

2. Access your message indicator settings. See Controlling Line Settings on the Web, page 7.

Change the way that the voice message light on your handset works

1. Log in to your User Options web pages. See Accessing Your User Options Web Pages, page 1.

2. Access your message indicator settings. See Controlling Line Settings on the Web, page 7.

Note Typically, the default system policy is to indicate a new voice message by displaying a steady light on the handset light strip.


Tip

You can customize your phone to have up to six distinctive ring tones. In addition, you can have a default ring tone.

Customizing the Phone Screen

You can adjust the characteristics of the phone screen.

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Change the phone screen brightness

1. Choose > User Preferences > Brightness.

2. To make adjustments, press Up, Down or .

3. Press Save, or press Cancel.

Note If you change the brightness setting on your phone, do not unplug the phone from its power source for at least one minute, or the brightness setting will not get saved.

Adjust the phone screen to accommodate your viewing angle

For Cisco Unified IP Phone 7971G-GE and 7970G only:

1. Choose > User Preferences > Viewing Angle.

2. To make adjustments, press Up, Down or .

3. Press Save, or press Cancel.

Change the background image

1. Choose > User Preferences > Background Images.

2. Scroll through available images and press Select to choose an image.

3. Press Preview to see a larger view of the background image.

4. Press Exit to return to the selection menu.

5. Press Save to accept the new image, or press Cancel.

Note If you do not see a selection of images, then this option has not been enabled on your system.

Enable or disable the touchscreen

For Cisco Unified IP Phones 7975G, 7971G-GE, and 7970G only.

See Cleaning and Maintaining the Phone Screen, page 9.

Change the language on your phone screen

1. Log in to your User Options web pages. See Accessing Your User Options Web Pages, page 1.

2. Access your user settings. See Controlling User Settings on the Web, page 7.

Change the line text label

1. Log in to your User Options web pages. See Accessing Your User Options Web Pages, page 1.

2. Access your line label settings. See Controlling Line Settings on the Web, page 7.

Turn off illumination of the phone screen

Contact your system administrator to see if this optional feature is available to you. This feature enables you to turn off phone screen illumination for a pre-determined time (as set by your system administrator).