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Cisco Unified IP Phone Guide: Overview on Cisco 7971 IP Phone

December 5 2011 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Routers

Overview on Cisco 7971 IP Phone

Overview on Cisco 7971 IP Phone


Programmable buttons

Configurable buttons that provide access to various phone features


Footstand button

 Allows you to adjust the angle of the phone base.


Display button 

Awakens the touchscreen from power-save mode or disables it for cleaning:  No color—Touchscreen available ready for input,  Green flashing—Touchscreen disabled,  Green steady—Touchscreen and backlight disabled 


Messages button 

Typically auto-dials your voice message service (varies by service).


Directories button 

Opens/closes the Directories menu. Use it to view and dial from call logs (Missed, Received, and Placed) and a corporate directory.


Help button 

Activates the Help menu.


Settings button 

Opens/closes the Settings menu. Use it to control touchscreen appearance and ring sounds.


Services button 

Opens/closes the Services menu.


Volume button 

Controls the volume and other settings.


Speaker button 

Toggles the speakerphone on or off. 


Mute button 

Toggles the Mute feature on or off. 


Headset button 

Toggles the headset on or off. 


Navigation button 

Allows you to scroll through menus and highlight items. Use in conjunction with softkeys to activate highlighted items. Also, while the phone is on-hook, press the Navigation button to access phone numbers from your Placed Calls log. 



Allows you to dial phone numbers, enter letters, and choose menu items. 


Softkey buttons 

Activates a softkey. You can also activate a softkey by pressing the softkey label on the touchscreen. 


Handset light strip 

Indicates an incoming call and new voice message. 



Shows phone features.


Getting Help on Your Phone 

Your Cisco IP Phone provides a comprehensive online help system. Help topics appear on the touchscreen. See the table below for details.

If you want to...

  • View the main menu press -.jpgon your phone and wait for several seconds for the menu to display. If you are already in Help, press Main. Main menu topics include:
    • About Your Cisco IP Phone—descriptive details about your phone
    • How do I...?—procedures and information about common phone tasks
    • Calling Features—descriptions and procedures about calling features
    • Help—tips on using and accessing Help
  • Learn about a button or softkey press ?, then quickly press a button or softkey.
  • Learn about a menu item press "?", then quickly press the menu item on the touchscreen. Or, press "?" twice quickly with the menu item highlighted.
  • Get help using Help press "?". After a second or two, press "?"again or choose Help from the Main Menu.


More Notes: If you wanna more info about Cisco Unified IP Phones, you can visit: http://www.router-switch.com/Price-cisco-ip-phones-voip_c4

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