Callfinder Support

We’ve created short articles to help you use, update and troubleshoot your Callfinder® device.

How to use the grey and pink Talking Dictionary Callfinder®

How to turn it on/off

To turn it on

Hold in the power button for a few seconds until the blue light goes on and you can hear a sound.

Do not press any other buttons.

To turn it off

To turn it off, hold in the power button for a few seconds until the blue light goes off and you can hear a sound.

Do not press any other buttons.

How to use your Callfinder®

Hold the Callfinder® like a pen in an upright position. Touch the selected photo with the tip of the Callfinder®. You should now hear the sound of the specific bird/mammal or words.

For some photos, only a ‘beep’ sound will be heard. This happens because that particular sound is not available. 

To switch to the next sound

To hear the next sound, simply touch the next relevant picture with the tip of the Callfinder®, still keeping the Callfinder® in a vertical position. 

Do not press the On/Off Power Button!

How to change the volume

To turn volume louder

To turn the volume up or louder, press the + volume button rapidly until you are happy with the sound. A tone will sound when the maximum volume is reached.

To turn volume softer

To turn the volume down or softer, press the – volume button rapidly until you are happy with the sound. A tone will sound when the minimum volume is reached.

To record sounds

Practice your pronunciation with your Callfinder® by recording yourself as you speak.

  • Short press the mode key M to activate the recording mode.
  • A sound will indicate that the word must be touched with the Callfinder® tip.
  • The Callfinder® will play the sound in the book. The light will turn red which means that it is ready for you to pronounce the word for recording.
  • Hold the Callfinder® close to the mouth and clearly pronounce the word.
  • The light will turn blue and the Callfinder® will first play the sound from the book again and then it will play your recorded pronunciation.
  • Short press the mode key M to deactivate the recording mode.
NB. Only the last recording will be stored in the memory.

To plug in alternative cables

USB port

Use this port to connect your Callfinder® to your computer. You will need to connect your Callfinder® to your computer when uploading or updating sound files or when you would like to listen or view your recordings.

Earphone port

You can plug in a set of earphones so that only you can listen to your sounds. This is especially helpful when you are in an environment that requires you to be quiet. Alternatively, if you want to make your sounds louder, you can plug a speaker in here as well.

Please note, that you cannot plug in earphones that have an alternative jack, for example iPhone earphones.
Read the instruction manual given in your box for more detail.

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