Tips & Tutorials

Music App

Music App

Using Your Gabb Phone’s Music App

It’s time to load your Gabb Phone up with your favorite tunes! With the Music app, you can search and browse all the songs saved on your phone. Then, listen to your music any way you want — from your phone’s speakers, through headphones, or on a Bluetooth device.

Here’s what you’ll learn on this page:

Loading music onto your Gabb Phone

In addition to the FM radio, the Z2 has an MP3 player! There are a few ways to get music on the phone:

Transfer MP3 files

PC Users

    1. Plug your Z2 device into your PC using your ZTE USB Type-C cable
    2. You’ll want to select “File Transfer” as shown here:
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      Note: you’ll most likely need to unlock the phone’s home screen after plugging it in to see the above prompt.

    3. Transfer your MP3 files to the Z2’s music folder as shown here:/

      Note: Depending on your operating system/computer your screen may look different than what is shown above.

Mac Users

      1. Apple does not facilitate out of the box native transfer with an Android style device. A great option for Mac users is a microSD card (see microSD below). To transfer MP3 files directly to your Z2 from a Mac you will need to use a file transfer software like Android File Transfer https://www.android.com/filetransfer/
      2. Once you have downloaded that file transfer launch it on your computer:

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      3. Plug in your Z2 device and transfer your MP3 files to the music folder:
        /
microSD

A great option for getting MP3 files on your Z2 is utilizing a microSD card. You may transfer files to a microSD card and then insert into the card reader. The slot is directly under the camera/flash:
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Access MP3 Files

Once you’ve uploaded MP3 files to your device you can access them from two places:
1. The MP3 player app
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2. The file manager (settings > file manager)

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HAPPY LISTENING! Go do cool stuff and live beyond that screen.

Z2 Pre Update File Transfer

Transfer MP3 files from your computer to the phone directly. This must be done on a PC computer.

      1. Plug your Z2 device into your PC using your ZTE USB Type-C cable
      2. Select the “PTP” option
      3. Transfer your MP3 files to the DCIM > Camera Folder as shown here:
        /Note: Depending on your PC’s operating system/computer your screen may look different than what is shown above
      4. For Mac users (this also works for PC) – you may transfer MP3 files from your Mac to a microSD card. You may then insert the microSD card into the back of the phone. To insert the microSD card, remove the backing from the phone and locate the microSD slot. The microSD slot is directly under the lens/flashlight.

MicroSD card

If you can’t connect your phone to your computer with a cable, you can put your music onto a microSD card. 

First, insert the microSD card into your computer or card reader. Transfer your music files to the card. Then, remove the card from your computer and insert it into your phone. 

The microSD card slot is in the back of your phone near the battery. Remove the back of your phone to find it.

Gabb pro Tips

Do you know what music you’re allowed to listen to? When you load music onto your phone, ask your parents to help you. They can point you to music you love that fits within the rules. For example, lots of kids aren’t allowed to listen to music with “explicit content” advisories. Luckily, there are plenty of non-explicit artists out there in every genre!

Viewing your music library

When you open the Music app, you’ll see your library. You can view your music in several ways:

All songs: See all your audio files listed by artist, album or genre.

Favorites: See songs you’ve marked as favorites.

Recently played: See songs you’ve listened to recently.

Playlists: See playlists you’ve created.

Playing music

To play a song on your phone, just tap the song you want to play. Then, use the controls on the bottom of your screen to skip, pause and play your music.

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Touch to go back to the music library

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Playback control. Skip songs or pause and resume playback

3

Turn shuffle on or off

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Toggle repeat mode: repeat the current song, repeat the playlist, or turn off repeat

5

Add or remove song from Favorites.

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View the current playlist

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Drag the slider to jump to any part of the song

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Album cover
(if available)

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Song, album, and artist information

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Access additional options

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Touch to go back to the music library
2
Playback control. Skip songs or pause and resume playback
3
Turn shuffle on or off
4
Toggle repeat mode: repeat the current song, repeat the playlist, or turn off repeat
5
Add or remove song from Favorites.
6
View the current playlist
7
Drag the slider to jump to any part of the song
8
Album cover
(if available)
9
Song, album, and artist information
10
Access additional options
Gabb pro Tips

Keep your music at a low or medium volume. Listening to music at full volume, especially through earbuds, can hurt your hearing. It might not seem like a big deal now, but loud noise can cause you to lose some of your hearing as you get older. It can also cause ringing in your ears. No fun!

Adding songs to your Favorites

To add a song to your Favorites list, tap the three dots next to the song. Choose Add as favorite.

Setting a song as your ringtone

To set a song as your ringtone, tap the three dots next to the song and choose Set as ringtone. Then, pick whether you want the song as your phone ringtone (the sound that plays when someone calls you) or your notification ringtone (the sound that plays when you get a notification, like a text message).

You can either use the full song or a 40-second clip of the song for your ringtone. Choose which option you want at the top of the Ringtone settings screen. 

To edit the clip you’re using for your ringtone, drag the sound waves from side to side. Then, tap the Set button to save your ringtone.

Gabb pro Tips

What’s your favorite song right now? With your Gabb phone, you can set it as your ringtone. That way, when a phone rings, you’ll know it’s yours.

Managing playlists

Using playlists, you can organize your music in any way you want!

To create a playlist, tap playlist_addfrom the Music app home screen, and give your playlist a name.

You can also create a new playlist by tapping the three dots next to any song, album, or folder, pressing Add to, and then choosing +New.

To quickly add multiple songs to your playlist, tap the three dots at the top of your screen and choose Add songs.

Gabb pro Tips

Make fun playlists to go along with whatever you’re up to. Doing some chores? Make a playlist with your favorite pump-up songs while you clean your room. Going on a road trip with your family? Make a playlist with some songs for the open road. Playlist ideas:

  • Road Trip Hits
  • Relaxing Tunes
  • Dance Party Bops
  • Workout Beats

Connecting Bluetooth headphones or speakers

You can listen to music on your phone by plugging earbuds into the port on top of your phone, or by connecting Bluetooth headphones or speakers to play music wirelessly.

To connect a Bluetooth device, go to Settings on your Gabb Phone. From there, press Connected Devices, and then Pair New Device

After this, your phone will start to look for available Bluetooth devices that are near you. Depending on the device, you might need to make your headphones or speaker “discoverable”.

Tap the device you want to pair once it appears. You might need to enter a passkey, depending on the device.

If you want your phone to “forget” a device you paired in the past, open Settings and go to Connected Devices. Press Settings beside the device, and then tap Forget.”

Gabb pro Tips

You should never listen to loud music with headphones while walking outside or riding your bike. Having music in your ears means you can’t hear noises in the world around you. If listening to music makes you miss warning sounds like cars approaching or sirens, you could be in danger.

Using a speaker

It’s pretty cool to be able to listen to music by using your Gabb phone’s speakers. But remember, there are times when listening on speaker is great, and there are other times when listening on a speaker could be distracting to others.

Gabb pro Tips

Avoid playing music on your phone’s speakers when you’re in public places, like school, the bus, or on a train. Other people may be trying to focus, and it’s hard to do that with loud noises.

  • Loading music onto your Gabb Phone

    In addition to the FM radio, the Z2 has an MP3 player! There are a few ways to get music on the phone:

    Transfer MP3 files

    PC Users

      1. Plug your Z2 device into your PC using your ZTE USB Type-C cable
      2. You’ll want to select “File Transfer” as shown here:
        /

        Note: you’ll most likely need to unlock the phone’s home screen after plugging it in to see the above prompt.

      3. Transfer your MP3 files to the Z2’s music folder as shown here:/

        Note: Depending on your operating system/computer your screen may look different than what is shown above.

    Mac Users

        1. Apple does not facilitate out of the box native transfer with an Android style device. A great option for Mac users is a microSD card (see microSD below). To transfer MP3 files directly to your Z2 from a Mac you will need to use a file transfer software like Android File Transfer https://www.android.com/filetransfer/
        2. Once you have downloaded that file transfer launch it on your computer:

          /

        3. Plug in your Z2 device and transfer your MP3 files to the music folder:
          /
    microSD

    A great option for getting MP3 files on your Z2 is utilizing a microSD card. You may transfer files to a microSD card and then insert into the card reader. The slot is directly under the camera/flash:
    /

    Access MP3 Files

    Once you’ve uploaded MP3 files to your device you can access them from two places:
    1. The MP3 player app
    /

    2. The file manager (settings > file manager)

    /

    HAPPY LISTENING! Go do cool stuff and live beyond that screen.

    Z2 Pre Update File Transfer

    Transfer MP3 files from your computer to the phone directly. This must be done on a PC computer.

        1. Plug your Z2 device into your PC using your ZTE USB Type-C cable
        2. Select the “PTP” option
        3. Transfer your MP3 files to the DCIM > Camera Folder as shown here:
          /Note: Depending on your PC’s operating system/computer your screen may look different than what is shown above
        4. For Mac users (this also works for PC) – you may transfer MP3 files from your Mac to a microSD card. You may then insert the microSD card into the back of the phone. To insert the microSD card, remove the backing from the phone and locate the microSD slot. The microSD slot is directly under the lens/flashlight.

  • MicroSD card

    If you can’t connect your phone to your computer with a cable, you can put your music onto a microSD card. 

    First, insert the microSD card into your computer or card reader. Transfer your music files to the card. Then, remove the card from your computer and insert it into your phone. 

    The microSD card slot is in the back of your phone near the battery. Remove the back of your phone to find it.

    Gabb pro Tips

    Do you know what music you’re allowed to listen to? When you load music onto your phone, ask your parents to help you. They can point you to music you love that fits within the rules. For example, lots of kids aren’t allowed to listen to music with “explicit content” advisories. Luckily, there are plenty of non-explicit artists out there in every genre!

  • Viewing your music library

    When you open the Music app, you’ll see your library. You can view your music in several ways:

    All songs: See all your audio files listed by artist, album or genre.

    Favorites: See songs you’ve marked as favorites.

    Recently played: See songs you’ve listened to recently.

    Playlists: See playlists you’ve created.

  • Playing music

    To play a song on your phone, just tap the song you want to play. Then, use the controls on the bottom of your screen to skip, pause and play your music.

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    1

    Touch to go back to the music library

    2

    Playback control. Skip songs or pause and resume playback

    3

    Turn shuffle on or off

    4

    Toggle repeat mode: repeat the current song, repeat the playlist, or turn off repeat

    5

    Add or remove song from Favorites.

    6

    View the current playlist

    7

    Drag the slider to jump to any part of the song

    8

    Album cover
    (if available)

    9

    Song, album, and artist information

    10

    Access additional options

    1
    Touch to go back to the music library
    2
    Playback control. Skip songs or pause and resume playback
    3
    Turn shuffle on or off
    4
    Toggle repeat mode: repeat the current song, repeat the playlist, or turn off repeat
    5
    Add or remove song from Favorites.
    6
    View the current playlist
    7
    Drag the slider to jump to any part of the song
    8
    Album cover
    (if available)
    9
    Song, album, and artist information
    10
    Access additional options
    Gabb pro Tips

    Keep your music at a low or medium volume. Listening to music at full volume, especially through earbuds, can hurt your hearing. It might not seem like a big deal now, but loud noise can cause you to lose some of your hearing as you get older. It can also cause ringing in your ears. No fun!

  • Adding songs to your Favorites

    To add a song to your Favorites list, tap the three dots next to the song. Choose Add as favorite.

  • Setting a song as your ringtone

    To set a song as your ringtone, tap the three dots next to the song and choose Set as ringtone. Then, pick whether you want the song as your phone ringtone (the sound that plays when someone calls you) or your notification ringtone (the sound that plays when you get a notification, like a text message).

    You can either use the full song or a 40-second clip of the song for your ringtone. Choose which option you want at the top of the Ringtone settings screen. 

    To edit the clip you’re using for your ringtone, drag the sound waves from side to side. Then, tap the Set button to save your ringtone.

    Gabb pro Tips

    What’s your favorite song right now? With your Gabb phone, you can set it as your ringtone. That way, when a phone rings, you’ll know it’s yours.

  • Managing playlists

    Using playlists, you can organize your music in any way you want!

    To create a playlist, tap playlist_addfrom the Music app home screen, and give your playlist a name.

    You can also create a new playlist by tapping the three dots next to any song, album, or folder, pressing Add to, and then choosing +New.

    To quickly add multiple songs to your playlist, tap the three dots at the top of your screen and choose Add songs.

    Gabb pro Tips

    Make fun playlists to go along with whatever you’re up to. Doing some chores? Make a playlist with your favorite pump-up songs while you clean your room. Going on a road trip with your family? Make a playlist with some songs for the open road. Playlist ideas:

    • Road Trip Hits
    • Relaxing Tunes
    • Dance Party Bops
    • Workout Beats

  • Connecting Bluetooth headphones or speakers

    You can listen to music on your phone by plugging earbuds into the port on top of your phone, or by connecting Bluetooth headphones or speakers to play music wirelessly.

    To connect a Bluetooth device, go to Settings on your Gabb Phone. From there, press Connected Devices, and then Pair New Device

    After this, your phone will start to look for available Bluetooth devices that are near you. Depending on the device, you might need to make your headphones or speaker “discoverable”.

    Tap the device you want to pair once it appears. You might need to enter a passkey, depending on the device.

    If you want your phone to “forget” a device you paired in the past, open Settings and go to Connected Devices. Press Settings beside the device, and then tap Forget.”

    Gabb pro Tips

    You should never listen to loud music with headphones while walking outside or riding your bike. Having music in your ears means you can’t hear noises in the world around you. If listening to music makes you miss warning sounds like cars approaching or sirens, you could be in danger.

    Using a speaker

    It’s pretty cool to be able to listen to music by using your Gabb phone’s speakers. But remember, there are times when listening on speaker is great, and there are other times when listening on a speaker could be distracting to others.

    Gabb pro Tips

    Avoid playing music on your phone’s speakers when you’re in public places, like school, the bus, or on a train. Other people may be trying to focus, and it’s hard to do that with loud noises.

Phone Features
Gabb Z2
Gabb Z1
Unlimited Talk and Text
Group MMS
Optional
No
Image Messaging
Optional
No
No internet
No Games
No Social Media
No App Store
Display Screen Size
5.5” - 720 X1 440
5” - 720 X 1440
Fingerprint ID Sign In
No
GPS
No
Bluetooth
No
Camera
Front 5MP, Rear 8MP
Front 2MP, Rear 5MP
Headphone Jack
Processor
MTK 6761, Quad Core CPU 2GHz
Quad Core CPU 1.3 GHz
Storage
32 GB
16 GB
Battery
2650 mAh
2200 mAh
Essential Apps
14 apps
13 apps

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