VTech 6042 Manual
Quick start guide
NOTE: Use only the power adapters (or equivalent)
supplied with your VTech telephone.
For complete feature instructions, please see
the user’s manual.
Install the telephone base and
Plug the connector into the power jack at the bottom
of the telephone base and chargers, then plug the
power adapter into an electrical outlet not controlled
by a wall switch.
Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the
telephone line jack at the bottom of the telephone
base. Then plug the other end of the cord into the
modular wall telephone outlet.
Install and charge the battery
• Remove battery compartment cover by pressing on
the indentation and sliding downwards.
• Align the two holes in the plug with the socket pins
according to the color-coded label in the battery
compartment, then snap the plug into place.
• Place the battery into the compartment.
• Position the battery compartment cover and slide it
upwards until it clicks into place.
• Put the handset in the telephone base or the charger
to charge the new battery for at least 16 hours.
CHARGE light on the telephone base or
charger will be on when the handset is properly
positioned. Refer to the
in the user’s manual if the
CHARGE light is not on.
Activate the answering system
ANS ON/OFF must be on (the button light will
be on) in order for the machine to answer calls and
record messages. If the button light is off then calls
will not be answered.
To turn on/off the answering system, press
ANS ON/OFF to choose between on and off.
Use the volume control button on the telephone base
to adjust the volume at anytime during the setup
An outgoing announcement is the message callers hear
when calls are answered by the answering system.
The telephone is preset with an announcement that
answers calls with
“Hello, please leave a message after
the tone.” You can use this default announcement, or
replace it with your own.
To record your own announcement:
ANNC while in idle mode, and the system says
“Announcement, press play or press announcement
again to record a new announcement.”
ANNC again and the system announces
Record after the tone, press
STOP when you are
• After the tone, speak towards the microphone at the
bottom front of the telephone base from about nine
• Press /
PLAY/STOP when finished.
• The answering system will automatically playback the
newly recorded announcement. Press /
to stop the playback at any time.
If your product is not working properly:
Refer to the
Troubleshooting section of the user’s
Visit our website at www.vtechphones.com; in
Call our customer service at 1 (800) 595-9511; in
Canada, 1 (800) 267-7377.
Make, receive and end calls
Make a call
to ensure there is a dial
tone, then dial the telephone number.
To predial (view number before dialing):
• Dial the number (press
MUTE/REMOVE to make
corrections, or press and hold
insert a dialing pause).
FLASH or to use the speakerphone.
Receive a call
to answer an incoming
End a call
OFF/CLEAR or put the handset back in the
telephone base or charger.
for models 6032/6042/6043/6052/6053
The telephone base settings (ringer melody,
ringer volume, change remote access code,
clear voicemail and reset to default settings)
can be changed using the handset, please see
the user’s manual for complete instructions.