Question about Samsung SCH-u540 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

Picture ID with samsung U540

I got a new Samsung U540 and I can not get the picture id to work properly. I assigned a photo to everyone of my contacts, but when they ever call me a blank screen with their name would come up. I brought the phone back to the store and I was given a new U540. This time after assigning photos to each contact the wrong photo would appear when a contact would call me. I again brought the phone back to the store and I was given a new U540, after the store staff could not get the picture ID to work for them selve's. Now I am on my third U540 and when ever one of my contacts call me the wrong picture comes up. I have followed the steps correctly everytime. I take a picture, save the picture, assigned it to a contact. when that contact calls the right name and phone number comes up, but the wrong picture comes up as well. the picture that comes up is totally random, it could be any assigned picture for any contact. please help.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Picture ID with samsung U540

This might be a possible I have had the same problem, with 2 phones...
Finally, I went to another cell phone rep - and we FIXED the problem!

My cell phone numbers in my phonebook are all saved with "1-area code-phone number" ie: 1-555-555-5555. The problem came from when people were calling me, locally, their number would come in as are code-phone number ie: 555-555-5555. The cell phone couldn't match the caller ID perfectly, so it would alternate between blank pictures, black pictures, wrong pictures.

Re-save your numbers, without the 1, and it should work fine - well, it did on my phone! :) Good luck!

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers
Re: Picture ID with samsung U540

I would suggest getting a new phone all together.. normally with verizon they will swap u for a completely diferent model of phoen after the 3rd swap.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have just purchased the Samsung Evergreen phone and am trying to set a picture that will show up when people call (their caller ID picture). However when I go to my pictures, select set as... on the...

I set up all mine from within the address book and didn't have any problems. The picture comes up fine when they call and it is saved in the address book, too.

Jan 03, 2011 | Samsung Cell Phones

1 Answer

How do i allocate a certain ringtone to a caller

unfortunately in samsung j700...doesn't provide the facility u mentioned
but it allows user to assign particular ringtone and callerid for some group of contacts...
the group may have 1 or more contacts so saving each contacts in each seperate group may indirectly met ur requirement

By creating groups of contacts, you can assign
ringtones and caller ID photos to each group or send
messages and emails to an entire group. Start by
creating a group:
1. In Idle mode, press <Menu> → Phonebook →
Group → <Options> → Add.
2. Enter a group name and scroll down.
3. To set the caller ID image, press the Centre key
→ an image category → an image.
4. To set a group ringtone, scroll down and press
the Centre key → a ringtone category → a
5. Press <Save>.

May 24, 2010 | Samsung J700 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Can you personalise message alert tones for each contact on the samsung code cell phone? How about the samsung finesse?

No, you can only assign up to five phone numbers, an e-mail address and a picture ID. (According to the user manual on the Samsung support site).

Feb 06, 2010 | Samsung Finesse SCHr810 Cell Phone

1 Answer

Can I have picture of person calling pop up on caller ID

edit number then click the little grey figure and it will say pictures if you pictures of them in there you can assign as such

Aug 30, 2009 | LG Vu CU920 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

How do I associate a picture to a caller. Each time I try I get an 'Emptry Entry' message


Go to the picture. Say use image and select the 'Photo caller id' or 'contact image' option and select the person in the address book. Thereby you can associate an image with anyone listed in the address book.

Aug 17, 2009 | Samsung SGH-G600 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

I just got the samsung gravity and cant figure out how to set a specified ringtone for people when they txt and call

Go to Contacts, select the person you wish to assign the ringtone. Scroll down to the bell icon (right under the Picture ID) and press change. Select one of the five options. Number four is music that you have downloaded. Select the song you want. The screen will automatically go back to the contact's edit page. Press Save and that should do it. Unfortunately, you cannot customize text messaging for each person.

Jun 13, 2009 | Samsung Gravity SGH-T459 Cell Phone

1 Answer

Change/delete the assigned caller id picture

Open that person in your contacts, hit edit, scroll down to the icon under memo, enter, this is where the picture ID is can delete it, or change it from there.

Jan 04, 2009 | LG RUMOR Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Samsung U520

I have a 540, and to take it off silent mode all I have to do is hold down the # key for a few seconds. Look for a picture on the key that looks like a vibrating phone...

Jul 26, 2008 | Samsung SCH-u540 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Samsung d900i

Create contact (Menu 2.3)
Use this menu to add a new contact to Phonebook.
Storing a number in the phone’s memory
1. Select Phone.
2. Change the settings or enter information about the
First name/Last name: assign a name.
Mobile/Home/Office/Fax/Other: add a
number in any category.
You can change the number type, or set the
number as the default for the contact by
pressing <Options> and selecting Change
or Mark as default number.
Email: assign an e-mail address.

Graphic ID: assign a caller ID image to alert
you to a call from the person.

Ringtone: assign a ringtone to alert you to a
call from the person.
Group: assign the number to a caller group.
Birthday: enter the person’s birthday.
Notes: add a memo about the person.
3. Press <Save> or [ ] to save the contact.
Storing a number on the SIM card
1. Select SIM.
2. Select New or Update.
3. Enter information about the contact:
Name: assign a name.
Phone number: add a number.
Location: assign a location number.
4. Press <Save> or [ ] to save the contact.

Mar 05, 2008 | Samsung SGH-D900 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Samsung SCH-A870 won't display caller id pictures.

at first chack thate photo formate is thise match to u r phone if not change photo formate and try it wii appiar

Aug 11, 2007 | Samsung SCH-a870 Cellular Phone

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung SCH-u540 Cellular Phone Logo

113 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Cell Phones Experts


Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

574 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

Are you a Samsung Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides