GT-N7105
User Manual
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About this manual
This device provides high quality mobile communication and entertainment using Samsung’s
high standards and technological expertise. This user manual is specially designed to detail
the device’s functions and features.
• Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Images and screenshots may differ in appearance from the actual product.
• Content may differ from the final product, or from software provided by service providers
or carriers, and is subject to change without prior notice. For the latest version of the
manual, refer to the Samsung website, www.samsung.com.
• Available features and additional services may vary by device, software, or service
provider.
• Applications and their functions may vary by country, region, or hardware specifications.
Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by applications from any provider
other than Samsung.
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registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the device or applications to work improperly.
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are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
• You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services. To avoid additional charges, select
an appropriate data tariff plan. For details, contact your service provider.
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• Default applications that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer
be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an application provided
with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed applications,
contact service providers.
• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
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Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
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• SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics.
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Store, and Google Talk™ are trademarks of Google, Inc.
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ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND
This DivX Certified® device must be registered in order to play purchased DivX Video-onDemand (VOD) movies. To obtain your registration code, locate the DivX VOD section in
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Table of Contents
Getting started
40 Home screen
42 Using widgets
42 Using applications
43 Applications screen
44Help
44 One-handed operation
45 Entering text
47 Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
48 Setting up accounts
49 Transferring files
50 Securing the device
52 Upgrading the device
8 Device layout
9Buttons
10 S Pen
10 Package contents
11 Installing the SIM or USIM card and
battery
14 Charging the battery
16 Inserting a memory card
18 Turning the device on and off
19 Holding the device
19 Locking and unlocking the device
19 Adjusting the volume
20 Switching to silent mode
Communication
53Phone
58Contacts
62Messaging
63Email
65 Google Mail
66Talk
67Google+
67Messenger
68ChatON
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21 Indicator icons
22 Using the touch screen
25 Control motions
32 Page Buddy
32 Activating Multi Window
33 Using the S Pen
37 S Pen Air View
38 S Pen Keeper
38 Quick Command
39Notifications
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Web & network
Utilities
69Internet
71Bluetooth
72 AllShare Cast
72 AllShare Play
74NFC
75 S Beam
97 S Note
100 S Planner
102Dropbox
103Cloud
104Clock
106Calculator
106 Voice Recorder
108 S Voice
109Google
109 Voice Search
110 My Files
110Downloads
111 Google Wallet
Media
76 Music Player
77Camera
84Gallery
87 Paper Artist
88 Video Player
89YouTube
90Flipboard
Travel & local
112Maps
113Local
114Latitude
114Navigation
115 Google Earth
Application & media stores
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Play Store
Samsung Apps
S Suggest
Game Hub
Music Hub
Play Books
Play Movies
Play Music
Play Magazines
Readers Hub
Video Hub
Learning Hub
Settings
116 About Settings
116Wi-Fi
117Bluetooth
117 Data usage
117 More settings
119 Home screen mode
119 Blocking mode
120Sound
120Display
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121Storage
122 Power saving
122Battery
122 Applications manager
122 Location services
123 Lock screen
124Security
125 One-handed operation
125 Language and input
128Cloud
128 Back up and reset
128 Add account
128Motion
130 S Pen
130Accessory
131 Date and time
131Accessibility
132 Advanced settings
133 About device
Troubleshooting
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Device layout
Proximity/Light
sensor
Notification light
Front camera
Earpiece
Power button
Touch screen
Home button
Menu button
Back button
Microphone
Multipurpose jack
Microphone for
speakerphone
Headset jack
GPS antenna
Flash
Rear camera
Volume button
Back cover
Speaker
Main antenna
S Pen
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The microphone at the top of the device is active only when you use the speakerphone or
take videos.
• Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause
connectivity problems or drain the battery.
• Do not use a screen protector. This causes sensor malfunctions.
• Do not allow water to contact the touch screen. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
Buttons
Button
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
Power
Menu
Home
Back
Volume
• Press and hold for 8-10 seconds to reset the device if it has
fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes.
• Press to lock or unlock the device. The device goes into lock
mode when the touch screen turns off.
• Tap to open a list of options available for the current screen.
• Tap and hold on the Home screen to launch Google search.
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold to open the list of recent applications.
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Press twice to launch S Voice.
Tap to return to the previous screen.
• Tap and hold to activate or deactivate Multi Window.
• Press to adjust the device volume.
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S Pen
S Pen button
S Pen tip
Name
Function
S Pen tip
• Perform basic S Pen actions. (p. 22)
S Pen button
• Perform advanced S Pen actions. (p. 32)
Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• Battery
• Quick start guide
Use only Samsung-approved software. Pirated or illegal software may cause damage
or malfunctions, which are not covered by the warranty.
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• The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the device before purchase.
• Other accessories may not be compatible with your device.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Malfunctions caused by using
unapproved accessories are not covered by the warranty service.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
Installing the SIM or USIM card and battery
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider, and the
included battery.
Only microSIM cards work with the device.
1 Remove the back cover.
• Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover.
• Do not bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
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2 Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
• Do not remove the protective tape covering the antenna, as this can damage the
antenna.
• Do not insert a memory card into the SIM card slot. If a memory card happens to
be lodged in the SIM card slot, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to
remove the memory card.
• Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not
responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
3 Push the SIM or USIM card into the slot until it locks in place.
4 Insert the battery.
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5 Replace the back cover.
Removing the SIM or USIM card and battery
1 Remove the back cover.
2 Pull out the battery.
3 Push the SIM or USIM card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
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Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using it for the first time. Use the charger to charge the battery. A
computer can be also used to charge the device by connecting them via the USB cable.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
• When the battery power is low, the device emits a warning tone and displays a low
battery power message.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on
immediately when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for
a few minutes before turning on the device.
• If you use multiple applications at once, network applications, or applications
that need a connection to another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid
disconnecting from the network or losing power during a data transfer, always use
these applications after fully charging the battery.
Charging with the charger
Plug the small end of the charger into the multipurpose jack of the device, and plug the large
end of the charger into an electric socket.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
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• The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge
the battery.
• If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touch screen
may not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
• While charging, the device may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the
device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger
may stop charging.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a
Samsung Service Centre.
After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the
device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
Do not remove the battery before removing the charger. This may damage the
device.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The device should remain close to the electric socket
while charging.
Checking the battery charge status
When you charge the battery while the device is off, the following icons will show the current
battery charge status:
Charging
Fully charged
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Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides options that help you save battery power. By customising these options
and deactivating features in the background, you can use the device longer between charges:
• Activate power-saving mode.
• When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power button.
• Close unnecessary applications with the task manager.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of applications.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the brightness of the display.
Inserting a memory card
Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 64 GB. Depending on the
memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your
device.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
• The device supports only the FAT file system for memory cards. When inserting a
card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the memory
card.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the extSdCard folder under the internal memory.
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1 Remove the back cover.
2 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3 Push the memory card into the slot until it locks in place.
4 Replace the back cover.
Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap
Apps → Settings → Storage → Unmount SD card.
1 Remove the back cover.
2 Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
3 Replace the back cover.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing
information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the
memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the
misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
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Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Storage → Format SD card → Format SD
card → Erase everything.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored on the device. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss
of data resulting from user actions.
Turning the device on and off
When turning on the device for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your
device.
Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn the device on and off.
• Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas
where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
• Press and hold the Power button and tap Flight mode to disable the wireless
features.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Power off.
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Holding the device
Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity
problems or drain the battery.
Locking and unlocking the device
When not in use, lock the device to prevent unwanted operation. Pressing the Power button
turns off the screen and puts the device into lock mode. The device automatically gets locked
if it is not used for a specified period.
To unlock the device, press the Power button or the Home button when the touch screen is
turned off, tap anywhere on the screen, and then flick your finger in any direction.
You can use motion to unlock the device. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Lock
screen → Screen lock → Motion. To unlock the device with motion, tap and hold a point on
the screen, and then tilt the device forwards.
Adjusting the volume
Press the Volume button up or down to adjust the ringtone volume, or to adjust the sound
volume when playing music or video.
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Switching to silent mode
Use one of the following methods:
• Press and hold the Volume button down until it switches to silent mode.
• Press and hold the Power button, and then tap Mute.
• Open the notifications panel at the top of the screen, and then tap Sound.
Set the device to alert you to various events in silent mode. Press and hold the Power button,
and then tap Vibrate.
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Indicator icons
The icons displayed at the top of the screen provide information about the status of the
device. The icons listed in the table below are most common.
Icon
Meaning
No signal
Signal strength
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
LTE network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
GPS activated
Call in progress
Missed call
Synced with the web
Connected to computer
No SIM or USIM card
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Silent mode activated
Vibration mode activated
Flight mode activated
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Icon
Meaning
Error occurred or caution required
Battery power level
Using the touch screen
Use only fingers or the S Pen to use the touch screen.
• Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction.
• Do not allow the touch screen to contact water. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• Leaving the touch screen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touch screen when you do not use the
device.
Finger gestures
Tapping
To open an application, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a
character using the on-screen keyboard, tap it with a finger.
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Tapping and holding
Tap and hold an item for more than 2 seconds to access available options.
Dragging
To move an icon, thumbnail, or preview to a new location, tap and hold it and drag it to the
target position.
Double-tapping
Double-tap on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Double-tap again to return.
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Flicking
Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Applications screen to see another panel. Flick up
or down to scroll through a webpage or a list, such as contacts.
Pinching
Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.
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Control motions
Simple motions allow easy control of the device.
Before using motions, make sure the motion feature is activated. On the Home screen, tap
Apps → Settings → Motion, and then drag the Motion switch to the right.
Rotating the screen
Many applications allow display in either portrait or landscape orientation. Rotating the
device causes the display to automatically adjust to fit the new screen orientation.
To prevent the display from rotating automatically, open the notifications panel and deselect
Screen rotation.
• Some applications do not allow screen rotation.
• Some applications display a different screen depending on the orientation. The
calculator turns into a scientific calculator when rotated to landscape.
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Picking up
When you pick up the device after it has been idle for some time or when the screen has
turned off, it vibrates if you have missed calls or new messages.
Holding to ear
While viewing call, message, or contact details, pick up and hold the device to your ear to
make a call.
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Panning to move
Tap and hold an item, and then move the device to the left or right to move the item to
another panel on the Home screen or the Applications screen.
Panning to browse
When an image is zoomed in, tap and hold a point on the screen, and then move the device
in any direction to browse the image.
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Double-tapping
Double-tap the device to move to the top of a list of contacts or emails.
Rotating
While the screen is locked, tap and hold the screen, and then rotate the device to landscape
orientation to launch the camera. To use this motion, on the Home screen, tap Apps →
Settings → Lock screen → Lock screen options, and then drag the Camera quick access
switch to the right.
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Turning over
Turn over the device to mute ringtone or pause media playback.
Shaking
• Shake the device to search for Bluetooth devices.
• Shake the device to update the list of emails or information from Yahoo News, Yahoo
Finance, or AccuWeather.
Updates will not work for widgets on the Home screen.
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Sweeping
Sweep your hand across the screen to capture a screenshot. The image is saved in Gallery →
Screenshots. It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some applications.
Covering
Cover the screen with a palm to pause media playback.
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Tilting
Tap and hold two points on the screen, and then tilt the device back and forth to zoom in or
out.
Moving
When the touch screen is turned off, move your hand across the Proximity/Light sensor to
turn on the screen and view the number of missed calls and new messages, the battery
power level, and more.
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Page Buddy
Use this feature to use specific applications based on your actions. Pages related to your
actions appear in the following conditions:
• When you pull out the S Pen from the slot.
• When you connect a headset or dock to the device.
• When you are roaming.
Activating Multi Window
Use this feature to run two applications on the screen at the same time.
• Only applications on the Multi Window panel can run.
• When launching applications that contain multimedia files, such as music or
videos, sound from both files will be played.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To activate Multi Window, tap and hold . The Multi Window panel appears at the left side of
the screen. Select one application, and then drag another application to a new location.
Drag the bar between the application panels up or down to adjust the size of the panels.
Tap the panel handle to hide or show the panel. When a panel is open, tap and hold the
handle and drag it to an edge of the screen to move the panel. When a panel is hidden, tap
and hold the handle and drag it up or down or left or right to move the handle.
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Using the S Pen
The included S Pen can be used to easily select items or perform functions. Actions using the
S Pen with the button pressed provide additional conveniences, such as screen capture.
Pull out the S Pen from the slot to use it.
When you pull out the S Pen from the slot, the device detects it and performs the following:
• Turns on the touch screen (if it is off).
• Launches S Note (during a call).
• Opens the S Pen page (from the Home screen).
• The tip of the S Pen is not replaceable. If the tip gets dull, purchase a new S Pen.
• If the S Pen is not working properly, take it to a Samsung Service Centre. Refer to
the Samsung website for more information about the S Pen.
• For best results, keep the S Pen mostly perpendicular to the touch screen and avoid
using it at sharp angles.
• The Menu button and the Back button cannot be activated by the S Pen.
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Opening a menu
With the S Pen button pressed, draw
to open a list of the screen’s available options.
Undoing the last action
With the S Pen button pressed, draw
to undo the last action.
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Capturing screenshots
With the S Pen button pressed, touch the screen until you hear a click. A screenshot is saved
in the Gallery → Screenshots folder.
It is possible to draw or write on or to crop a screenshot. The edited image is saved in the
Gallery → IMG_edited folder.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some applications.
Launching S Note
With the S Pen button pressed, double-tap the screen to launch S Note.
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Selecting text
With the S Pen button pressed, drag left or right on the text to select. If you drag between
lines, you may select unwanted text. To select only the text you intend, drag across the middle
of the text or drag the text selection icons.
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Launching Quick Command
With the S Pen button pressed, drag the S Pen up the screen to launch Quick Command.
On the Quick Command screen, draw a gesture command to launch the assigned application
or feature. To view assigned gesture commands, press the S Pen button while hovering over
the Quick Command screen.
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Selecting and capturing an image
With the S Pen button pressed, draw a line around an area to select it. The selected area is
saved in the Gallery → Screenshots folder. Select an application to use with the selected
area from the icons that appear at the bottom of the screen.
S Pen Air View
When you hold the S Pen near the screen, a pointer appears on the screen. Move the pointer
to files, subjects, or options to preview the contents or view information in pop-up windows.
You can scroll through panels or lists by moving the pointer to an edge (top/bottom/left/
right) of the screen.
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S Pen Keeper
When the touch screen is off and S Pen is removed from the device, the device displays a popup alert and emits a sound if you walk. Access the S Pen settings to activate or deactivate the
feature.
Quick Command
Use this feature to make a call, send a message, or search for content by drawing gesture
commands on the screen. With the S Pen button pressed, drag the S Pen up on the screen to
launch Quick Command.
Adding gesture commands
Tap → Add a command → Select an application or Select functions. Select an
application or a feature → an option. Draw a new gesture command, and then tap Done.
Using gesture commands
Draw a gesture command to launch applications or features.
For more specific tasks, draw a keyword, such as a name or phone number, after a gesture
command. For example, when drawing @, the Email application launches. When adding a
recipient’s name after @, an email composing screen opens so that you can send an email to
the recipient.
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Notifications
Notification icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen to report missed calls, new
messages, calendar events, device status, and more. Drag down from the status bar to open
the notifications panel. Scroll the list to see additional alerts. To close the notifications panel,
drag up the bar that is at the bottom of the screen.
From the notifications panel, you can view your device’s current status and use the following
options:
• Wi-Fi: Activate or deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• GPS: Activate or deactivate the GPS feature.
• Sound: Activate or deactivate silent mode. You can vibrate or mute your device in silent
mode.
• Screen rotation: Allow or prevent the interface from rotating when you rotate the device.
• Bluetooth: Activate or deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Mobile data: Activate or deactivate the data connection.
• Blocking mode: Activate or deactivate blocking mode. In blocking mode, the device will
block notifications. To select which notifications will be blocked, tap Settings → Blocking
mode.
• Power saving: Activate or deactivate power-saving mode.
• AllShare Cast: Activate or deactivate the AllShare Cast feature.
• Sync: Activate or deactivate auto sync of applications.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
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Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. It displays indicator
icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and others.
The Home screen can have multiple panels. To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Changing the Home screen mode
The Home screen has basic and easy modes. In easy mode, you can easily access your
favourite contacts, applications, and settings by adding shortcuts to the Home screen.
To switch to easy mode, on the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Home screen mode
→ Basic mode → Easy mode → Apply.
Rearranging items
Adding an application icon
On the Home screen, tap Apps, tap and hold an application icon, and then drag it into a panel
preview.
Adding an item
Customise the Home screen by adding widgets or folders.
Tap and hold the empty area on the Home screen, and then select one of the following
categories:
• Apps and widgets: Add widgets or applications to the Home screen.
• Folder: Create a new folder.
Moving an item
Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location. To move it to another panel, drag it to the
side of the screen.
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Removing an item
Tap and hold an item, and drag it to the rubbish bin that appears at the top of the Home
screen. When the rubbish bin turns red, release it.
Rearranging panels
Adding a new panel
Tap
→ Edit page →
.
Moving a panel
Tap
→ Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
Removing a panel
→ Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to the rubbish bin at the
Tap
bottom of the screen.
Setting wallpaper
Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen.
On the Home screen, tap
following:
→ Set wallpaper → Home screen, and then select one of the
• Gallery: See photos taken by the device’s camera or images downloaded from the
Internet.
• Live wallpapers: See animated images.
• Wallpapers: See wallpaper images.
Then, select an image and tap Set wallpaper. Or, select an image, resize it by dragging the
frame, and then tap Done.
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Using widgets
Widgets are small applications that provide convenient functions and information on your
Home screen. To use them, add widgets from the widgets panel to the Home screen.
• Some widgets connect to web services. Using a web-based widget may result in
additional charges.
• The widgets available may vary depending on the region or service provider.
Adding widgets to the Home screen
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets. Scroll left or right on the widgets panel, and then
tap and hold a widget to add it to the Home screen.
Using the setting shortcut widget
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets, and then tap and hold Settings shortcut to open
a list of setting options. Select a setting option to add it to the Home screen as a shortcut.
Using applications
This device can run many different types of applications, ranging from media to Internet
applications.
Opening an application
On the Home screen or the Applications screen, select an application icon to open it.
Opening from recently-used applications
Press and hold the Home button to open the list of recently-used applications.
Select an application icon to open.
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Closing an application
Close applications not in use to save battery power and maintain device performance.
Press and hold the Home button, tap , and then tap End next to an application to close it.
To close all running applications, tap End all. Alternatively, press and hold the Home button,
and then tap .
Applications screen
The Applications screen displays icons for all applications, including any new applications
installed.
On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Applications screen.
To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Rearranging applications
→ Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to a new location. To move it to
Tap
another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
Organising with folders
Put related applications together in a folder for convenience.
→ Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to Create folder. Enter a folder
Tap
name and then tap OK. Put applications into the new folder by dragging, and then tap Save
to save the arrangement.
Rearranging panels
Pinch on the screen, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
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Installing applications
Use application stores, such as Samsung Apps, to download and install applications.
Uninstalling applications
Tap
→ Uninstall, and then select an application to uninstall it.
Default applications that come with the device cannot be uninstalled.
Sharing applications
Share downloaded applications with other users via email, Bluetooth, or other methods.
→ Share app, select applications, tap Done, and then select a sharing method. The
Tap
next steps vary depending on the method selected.
Help
Access help information to learn how to use the device and applications or configure
important settings.
Tap Help on the Applications screen. Select an item to view tips.
To reset help pop-ups if you have hidden them, tap Show help tip pop-ups, and then select
items by ticking.
One-handed operation
You can activate one-handed operation mode for your convenience. In this mode, application
interfaces are modified for easy use with one hand.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → One-handed operation. Tick applications or
features to use with the mode.
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Entering text
Use the Samsung keyboard or the voice input feature to enter text.
Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
Changing the keyboard type
Tap any text field, open the notifications panel, tap Choose input method, and then select
the type of keyboard to use.
Using the Samsung keyboard
Changing the keyboard layout
Tap and hold
keyboard.
, tap
→ Portrait keyboard types, and then tap Qwerty keyboard or 3x4
On the 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap
repeatedly the key corresponding to the character.
Switch to handwriting mode.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter uppercase.
Break to the next line.
Enter punctuation marks.
Enter a space.
Entering uppercase
Tap
before entering a character. For all caps, tap it twice.
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Changing language keyboards
Slide the space key left or right to change language keyboards.
Handwriting
Tap , and then write a word with a finger or the S Pen. Suggested words appear as
characters are entered. Select a suggested word.
Entering text by voice
Activate the voice input feature and then speak into the microphone. The device displays
what you speak.
If the device does not recognise your words correctly, tap the underlined text and select an
alternative word or phrase from the dropdown list.
To change the language or add languages for the voice recognition, tap the current language
at the bottom of the screen.
When you are finished, tap .
Copying and pasting
Tap and hold over text, drag or to select more or less text, and then tap
cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
to copy or
To paste it into a text entry field, tap and hold at the point where it should be inserted, and
then tap Paste.
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Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network to use the Internet or share media files with other
devices. (p. 116)
Turning Wi-Fi on and off
Open the notifications panel, and then tap Wi-Fi to turn it on or off.
• Your device uses a non-harmonised frequency and is intended for use in all
European countries. The WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction
indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors.
• Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
Joining Wi-Fi networks
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Wi-Fi, and then drag the Wi-Fi switch to the right.
Select a network from the list of detected Wi-Fi networks, enter a password if necessary, and
then tap Connect. Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon. After the device
connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will automatically connect to it any time it is available.
Adding Wi-Fi networks
If the desired network does not appear in the networks list, tap Add Wi-Fi network at the
bottom of the networks list. Enter the network name in Network SSID, select the security
type and enter the password if it is not an open network, and then tap Save.
Forgetting Wi-Fi networks
Any network that has ever been used, including the current network, can be forgotten so the
device will not automatically connect to it. Select the network in the networks list, and then
tap Forget.
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Setting up accounts
Google applications, such as Play Store, require a Google account, and Samsung Apps
requires a Samsung account. Create Google and Samsung accounts to have the best
experience with the device.
Adding accounts
Follow the instructions that appear when opening a Google application without signing in to
set up a Google account.
To sign in with or sign up for a Google account, on the Applications screen, tap Settings →
Add account → Google. After that, tap New to sign up, or tap Existing, and then follow onscreen instructions to complete the account setup. More than one Google account can be
used on the device.
Set up a Samsung account as well.
Removing accounts
On the Applications screen, tap Settings, select an account name under Accounts, select the
account to remove, and then tap Remove account.
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Transferring files
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
The following file formats are supported by some applications. Some file formats are
not supported depending on the version of the device’s software.
• Music: mp3, m4a, mp4, 3gp, 3ga, wma, ogg, oga, aac, and flac
• Image: bmp, gif, jpg, and png
• Video: 3gp, mp4, avi, wmv, flv, and mkv
• Document: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, and txt
Connecting with Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is a computer application that manages media libraries, contacts, and
calendars, and syncs them with Samsung devices. Download the latest Samsung Kies from
the Samsung website.
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
Samsung Kies launches on the computer automatically. If Samsung Kies does not launch,
double-click the Samsung Kies icon on the computer.
2 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information.
Connecting with Windows Media Player
Ensure that Windows Media Player is installed on the computer.
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open Windows Media Player and sync music files.
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Connecting as a media device
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open the notifications panel, and then tap Connected as a media device → Media
device (MTP).
Tap Camera (PTP) if your computer does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) or
not have any appropriate driver installed.
3 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Securing the device
Prevent others from using or accessing personal data and information stored in the device by
using the security features. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
Setting a face unlock
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Face unlock.
Fit your face in the frame to be captured. Then, set a backup unlock PIN or pattern to unlock
the screen in case the face unlock fails.
Setting a face and voice unlock
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Face and voice.
Fit your face in the frame to be captured and then set a voice command. Then, set a backup
unlock PIN or pattern to unlock the screen in case the face and voice unlock fails.
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Setting a pattern
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Pattern.
Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.
Set a backup unlock PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
Setting a PIN
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → PIN.
Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Setting a password
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Password.
Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password
again to verify it.
Unlocking the device
Turn on the screen by pressing the Power button or the Home button, and enter the unlock
code.
If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
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Upgrading the device
The device can be upgraded to the latest software.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Upgrading with Samsung Kies
Launch Samsung Kies and connect the device to the computer. Samsung Kies automatically
recognises the device and shows available updates in a dialogue box, if any. Click the Update
button in the dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for details on
how to upgrade.
• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
upgrading.
• While upgrading the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process.
Upgrading over the air
The device can be directly upgraded to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air
(FOTA) service.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → About device → Software update → Update.
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Phone
Use this application to make or answer a call.
Tap Phone on the Applications screen.
Making calls
Making a call
Use one of the following methods:
• Keypad: Enter the number using the keypad, and then tap .
• Logs: Make a call from the history of incoming and outgoing calls and messages.
• Favourites: Make a call from the list of favourite contacts.
• Contacts: Make a call from the contacts list.
Speed dial numbers
For speed dial numbers, tap and hold the corresponding digit.
Number prediction
When entering numbers on the keypad, automatic predictions appear. Select one of these to
make a call.
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Finding contacts
Enter a name, phone number, or email address to find a contact in the contacts list. As
characters are entered, predicted contacts appear. Select one to place a call to it.
Making an international call
Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears. Enter the country code, area code, and phone
number, and then tap .
During a call
The following actions are available:
• : Hold a call. Or press and hold the headset button. Tap
press and hold the headset button.
to retrieve the held call, or
• Add call: Dial a second call.
• Keypad: Open the keypad.
• Speaker: Activate the speakerphone. Keep the device away from your ears when using
the speakerphone.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• Headset: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• Swap: Switch between two calls.
• Merge: Make a multiparty call when connected to two calls. Repeat this to add more
parties. This feature is available only if the multiparty call service is active.
• → Contacts: Open the contacts list.
• → S Note: Create a note.
• → Transfer: Connect the first party to the second party. This disconnects you from
the conversation.
• → Manage conference call: Have a private conversation with one party during a
multiparty call or disconnect one party form the multiparty call.
• → Message: Send a message.
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• → Noise reduction off: Deactivate the noise reduction feature that removes
background noise so that the other party can hear you more clearly.
• → My call sound: Select an equaliser option for use during a call.
Adding contacts
To add a phone number to the contacts list from the keypad, enter the number and tap Add
to contacts.
Viewing call logs
Tap Logs to view the history of incoming and outgoing calls.
To filter a call log, tap
→ View by, and then select an option.
Fixed dialling number
The device can be set to restrict outgoing calls only to numbers with specified prefixes. Those
prefixes are stored in the SIM or USIM card.
→ Call settings → Additional settings → Fixed Dialling Numbers → Enable FDN,
Tap
and then enter the PIN2 supplied with the SIM or USIM card. Tap FDN list and add numbers.
Call barring
The device can be set to prevent certain calls from being made. For example, international
calling can be disabled.
→ Call settings → Additional settings → Call barring, select a call type, select a call
Tap
barring option, and then enter a password.
Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the circle, or press the headset button.
If the call waiting service is active, another call can be made. When the second call is
answered, the first call is put on hold.
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Rejecting a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the circle, or press and hold the headset button.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, tap Reject call with message. To create
→ Call settings → Set reject messages.
the rejection message, tap
Automatically rejecting calls from unwanted numbers
→ Call settings → Call rejection, drag the Auto reject mode switch to the right, and
Tap
then tap Auto reject list. Tap Create, enter a number, assign a category, and then tap Save.
Missed calls
If a call is missed,
missed calls.
appears on the status bar. Open the notifications panel to view the list of
Call waiting
Call waiting is a service provided by the service provider. A user can use this service to
suspend a current call and switch to an incoming call. This service is not available for video
calls.
To make use of this service, tap
→ Call settings → Additional settings → Call waiting.
Call forwarding
The device can be set to send incoming calls to a specified number.
→ Call settings → Call forwarding, and then select a call type and condition. Enter a
Tap
number and tap Enable.
Ending a call
Tap End call to end a call. Or press the headset button.
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Video calls
Making a video call
Enter the number or select a contact from the contacts list, and then tap
call.
to make a video
During a video call
The following actions are available:
• Switch Camera: Switch between the front and rear camera.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• → Hide me: Hide your image from the other party.
• → Outgoing image: Select an image to show it to the other party.
• → Keypad: Open the keypad.
• → Switch to headset: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• → Speaker off: Deactivate the speakerphone feature.
• → Animated emotions: Apply emotional icons to your image.
• → Theme view: Apply decorative icons to your image.
• → Enable cartoon view: Change the view mode to the cartoon view.
Tap and hold the other party’s image to access the following options:
• Capture image: Capture the other party’s image.
• Record video: Take a video of the other party’s images.
It is illegal in many countries to record a call without the other party’s prior
permission.
Tap and hold your image to access the following options:
• Switch camera: Switch between the front and rear camera.
• Outgoing image: Select an image to show it to the other party.
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Swapping images
Drag an image of either party onto the other party’s image to swap the images.
Contacts
Use this application to manage contacts, including phone numbers, email addresses, and
others.
Tap Contacts on the Applications screen.
Managing contacts
Creating a contact
Tap
and enter contact information.
• : Add an image.
• /
: Add or delete a contact field.
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Editing a contact
Select a contact to edit, and then tap
.
Deleting a contact
Tap
→ Delete.
Setting a speed dial number
→ Speed dial setting, select a speed dial number, and then select a contact for it. To
Tap
remove a speed dial number, tap and hold it, and then tap Remove.
Searching for contacts
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Use the index at the right side of the contacts list for quick scrolling, by dragging a finger
along it.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• /
: Make a voice or video call.
• : Compose a message.
• : Compose an email.
Importing and exporting contacts
Syncing with Google Contacts
Tap
→ Merge with Google.
Contacts synced with Google Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
If a contact is added or deleted on the device, it is also added to or deleted from Google
Contacts, and vice versa.
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Syncing with Samsung Contacts
Tap
→ Merge with Samsung.
Contacts synced with Samsung Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
If a contact is added or deleted on the device, it is also added to or deleted from Samsung
Contacts, and vice versa.
Importing contacts
→ Import/Export → Import from SIM card, Import from SD card, or Import from
Tap
USB storage.
Exporting contacts
→ Import/Export → Export to SIM card, Export to SD card, or Export to USB
Tap
storage.
Sharing contacts
→ Import/Export → Share namecard via, select contacts, tap Done, and then select
Tap
a sharing method.
Favourite contacts
Tap
, and then take one of the following actions:
• Search: Search for contacts.
• Add to favourites: Add contacts to favourites.
• Remove from favourites: Remove contacts from favourites.
• Grid view / List view: View contacts in grid or list form.
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Contact groups
Adding contacts to a group
Select a group, and then tap
. Select contacts to add, and then tap Done.
Managing groups
Tap
, and then take one of the following actions:
• Create: Make a new group.
• Search: Search for contacts.
• Change order: Tap and hold
position, and then tap Done.
next to the group name, drag it up or down to another
• Delete groups: Select user-added groups, and then tap Delete. Default groups cannot be
deleted.
Sending a message or email to a group’s members
Select a group, tap
→ Send message or Send email, select members, and then tap Done.
Business card
Create a business card and send it to others.
Tap Set up my profile, enter details, such as phone number, email address, and postal
address, and then tap Save. If user information has been saved when you set up the device,
select the business card in ME, and then tap to edit.
Tap
→ Share namecard via, and then select a sharing method.
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Messaging
Use this application to send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS).
Tap Messaging on the Applications screen.
• This feature may be unavailable depending on your service provider’s LTE network.
For details, contact your service provider.
• You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages while you are
outside your home service area. For details, contact your service provider.
Sending messages
Tap
, add recipients, enter a message, and then tap
.
Use the following methods to add recipients:
• Enter a phone number.
• Tap
, select contacts, and then tap Done.
Use the following methods to make a multimedia message:
• Tap
and attach images, videos, contacts, notes, events, and others.
• Tap
→ Insert smiley to insert emoticons.
• Tap
→ Add subject to enter a subject.
Sending scheduled messages
→ Scheduled message. Set a time and date, and then
While composing a message, tap
tap OK. The device will send the message at the specified time and date.
• If the device is turned off at the scheduled time, is not connected to the network,
or the network is unstable, the message will not be sent.
• This feature is based on the time and date set on the device. The time and date
may be incorrect if you move across time zones and the network does not update
the information.
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Viewing incoming messages
Incoming messages are grouped into message threads by contact.
Select a contact to view the person’s message.
Listening to a voice message
Tap and hold 1 on the keypad, and then follow the instructions from your service provider.
Email
Use this application to send or view email messages.
Tap Email on the Applications screen.
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
Enter the email address and password. Tap Next for a private email account, such as Google
Mail, or tap Manual setup for a company email account. After that, follow on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→ Settings →
.
Sending messages
Tap the email account to use, and then tap
subject, and message, and then tap .
at the top of the screen. Enter recipients,
Tap
to add a recipient from the contacts list.
Tap
→ Add Cc/Bcc to add more recipients.
Tap
to attach images, videos, contacts, notes, events, and others.
Tap
to insert images, events, contacts, and information location into the message.
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Sending scheduled messages
→ Schedule sending. Tick Schedule sending, set a
While composing a message, tap
time and date, and then tap Done. The device will send the message at the specified time and
date.
• If the device is turned off at the scheduled time, is not connected to the network,
or the network is unstable, the message will not be sent.
• This feature is based on the time and date set on the device. The time and date
may be incorrect if you move across time zones and the network does not update
the information.
Reading messages
Select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve new
messages, tap .
Tap a message to read.
Forward the message.
Reply to the message.
Delete the message.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Mark the message as a reminder.
Open attachments.
Tap the attachment tab to open attachments, and then tap
it.
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Google Mail
Use this application to quickly and directly access the Google Mail service.
Tap Google Mail on the Applications screen.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This application may be labelled differently depending on the region or service
provider.
Sending messages
In any mailbox, tap
, enter recipients, a subject, and a message, and then tap
Tap
→ Attach file to attach images.
Tap
→ Add Cc/Bcc to add more recipients.
Tap
→ Save draft to save the message for later delivery.
Tap
→ Discard to start over.
.
Reading messages
Mark the message as a reminder.
Reply to this message.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Reply to all recipients or forward
this message to others.
Preview attachment.
Download attachment.
Keep this message for long-term
storage.
Mark the message as unread.
Delete this message.
Add a label to this message.
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Labels
Google Mail does not use actual folders, but uses labels instead. When Google Mail is
launched, it displays messages labelled Inbox.
Tap
to view messages in other labels.
To add a label to a message, select the message, tap
, and then select the label to assign.
Talk
Use this application to chat with others via Google Talk.
Tap Talk on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Public profile
Tap the account ID at the top of the friends list to change the availability status, image, or
status message.
Adding friends
Tap
, enter the email address of the friend to add, and then tap DONE.
Chatting with friends
Select a friend from the friends list, enter a message in the field at the bottom of the screen,
and then tap .
To add a friend to chat, tap
To end the chat, tap
→ Add to chat.
→ End chat.
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Switching between chats
Scroll left or right.
Deleting chat history
Chats are automatically saved. To delete chat history, tap
→ Clear chat history.
Google+
Use this application to stay connected with people via Google’s social network service.
Tap Google+ on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Tap All circles to change the category, and then scroll up or down to view posts from your
circles.
Messenger
Use this application to chat with others via Google+ instant messaging service.
Tap Messenger on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a friend from the friends list, enter a message in the field at the bottom of the screen,
and then tap .
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ChatON
Use this application to chat with any device that has a mobile phone number.
Tap ChatON on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Create the buddies list by entering phone numbers or email addresses of Samsung accounts,
or selecting buddies from the list of suggestions.
Select a buddy to start chatting.
To sync contacts on the device with ChatON, tap Settings → Sync contacts.
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Internet
Use this application to browse the Internet.
Tap Internet on the Applications screen.
Viewing webpages
Tap the address field, enter the web address, and then tap Go.
Tap
to share, save, or print the current webpage while viewing a webpage.
Opening a new page
Tap
→ New window.
To go to another webpage, tap
, scroll left or right, and tap the page to select it.
Searching the web by voice
Tap the address field, tap , speak a keyword, and then select one of the suggested keywords
that appear.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Bookmarks
To bookmark the current webpage, tap
→ Add bookmark.
To open a bookmarked webpage, tap , and then select one.
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History
Tap → History to open a webpage from the list of recently-visited webpages. To clear the
→ Clear history.
history, tap
Tap
→ History → Most visited to open a webpage from the list of most visited webpages.
Saved pages
To view saved webpages, tap
→ Saved pages.
Links
Tap and hold a link on the webpage to open it in a new page, save, share, or copy.
To view saved links, tap
→ Downloads.
Sharing webpages
→ Share page.
To share a webpage address with others, tap
To share a part of a webpage, tap and hold the desired text, and then tap
→ Share.
Using Popup Browser
Use this feature to access the Internet without closing the current application.
While viewing content, such as contacts or notes that include web addresses, select a web
address, and then tap Popup Browser to open the pop-up browser. Tap and drag the browser
to move it to another location.
To view the browser in full screen, tap
To close the browser, tap
.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth creates a direct wireless connection between two devices over short distances. Use
Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via the Bluetooth feature.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted
and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating
distance may be reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth
SIG, may be incompatible with your device.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies
of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
To activate Bluetooth, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth, and then drag
the Bluetooth switch to the right.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth → Scan, and detected devices are
listed. Select the device you want to pair with, and then accept the auto-generated passkey
on both devices to confirm.
Sending and receiving data
Many applications support data transfer via Bluetooth. An example is Gallery. Open Gallery,
select an image, tap → Bluetooth, and then select one of the paired Bluetooth devices.
After that, accept the Bluetooth authorisation request on the other device to receive the
image. The transferred file is saved in the Bluetooth folder. If a contact is received, it is added
to the contacts list automatically.
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AllShare Cast
Use this feature to connect your device to a large screen with an AllShare Cast dongle, and
then share your contents.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Some files may be buffered during playback, depending on the network
connection.
• To save energy, deactivate the AllShare Cast feature when not in use.
• If you specify a Wi-Fi frequency band, AllShare Cast dongles may not be discovered
or connected.
• If you play videos or games on a TV, select an appropriate TV mode to get the best
experience from AllShare Cast.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → More settings → AllShare Cast, and then drag
the AllShare Cast switch to the right. Select a device, open or play a file, and then control the
display with the keys on your device.
AllShare Play
Use this application to play contents saved on various devices over the Internet. You can play
and send any file on any device to another device or web storage server.
To use this application, you must sign in to your Google and Samsung accounts and register
two or more devices as file servers. The registration methods may vary depending on the
→ FAQ.
device type. To get more details, tap
Tap AllShare Play on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Sending files
Select a device or web storage, select a file, and then tap
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Sharing files
Select a device or web storage, select a file, tap
, and then use the following options:
• Send to Nearby Users: Share files with nearby devices that have AllShare Play activated.
• Facebook/Twitter/Flickr/Picasa: Upload files to a social network site.
Playing files on a remote device
Select a device or web storage, select a file, tap
, and then select a device.
• Supported file formats may differ depending on connected devices as a media
player.
• Some files may be buffered while playing depending on the network connection.
Managing contents on a web storage server
Select a web storage server, and then view and manage your files.
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NFC
Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information
about products. You can also use this feature to make payments and buy tickets for
transportation or events after downloading the required applications.
The back cover contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the back cover carefully to
avoid damaging the NFC antenna.
If the screen is locked, your device will not read NFC tags or receive data.
To activate the NFC feature, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → More settings →
NFC. Drag the NFC switch to the right.
Reading information from an NFC tag
Place the device near an NFC tag. The information from the tag will appear.
Making a purchase with the NFC feature
Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile
payment service. To register or get details about the service, contact your service provider.
Touch the back of your device to the NFC card reader.
Sending data via Android Beam
Use the Android Beam feature to send data, such as webpages and contacts, to NFC-enabled
devices.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → More settings → NFC. Drag the Android Beam
switch to the right.
Select an item, touch the back of your device to the back of the other device, and then tap
your device’s screen.
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S Beam
Use the S Beam feature to send data, such as music, videos, images, and documents.
Do not send copyright-protected data via S Beam. Doing so may violate copyright
laws. Samsung is not responsible for any liabilities caused by the illegal use of
copyrighted data.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → More settings → S Beam. Drag the S Beam
switch to the right.
Select a file, touch the back of your device to the back of the other device, and then tap your
device’s screen.
If both devices try to send data simultaneously, the file transfer may fail.
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Music Player
Use this application to listen to music.
Tap Music Player on the Applications screen.
• Some file formats are not supported depending on the device’s software version.
• Some files may not play properly depending on the encoding used.
Playing music
Select a music category, and then select a song to play.
Adjust the volume.
Change the repeat mode.
Turn on shuffle.
Open Music square.
Select a sound effect.
Open the playlist.
Restart the currently-playing
song or skip to the previous
song. Tap and hold to move
backwards quickly.
Skip to the next song. Tap and
hold to move forwards quickly.
Pause and resume playback.
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Setting a song as ringtone
To use the currently-playing song as ringtone, tap
→ Set as → Phone ringtone.
Creating playlists
Make an own selection of songs.
→ Create playlist. Enter a title and tap OK. Tap Add music,
Tap Playlists, and then tap
select songs to include, and then tap Done.
To add the currently-playing song to a playlist, tap
→ Add to playlist.
Playing music by mood
Play music grouped by mood. The playlist is automatically created by the device. When a new
→ Library update.
song is added, tap Music square →
Tap Music square and select a cell of mood.
Camera
Use this application to take photos or videos.
Use Gallery to view photos and videos taken with the device’s camera. (p. 84)
Tap Camera on the Applications screen.
The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
Camera etiquette
• Do not take photos or videos of other people without their permission.
• Do not take photos or videos where legally prohibited.
• Do not take photos or videos in places where you may violate other people’s privacy.
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Taking photos
Taking a photo
Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. When the subject is
to take the photo. Tap and hold
to take a
in focus, the focus frame turns green. Tap
series of photos.
Switch between the
front and rear
camera.
Indicates which
storage is in use.
Change the flash
setting.
Switch between still
and video mode.
Change the shooting
mode.
Select among
various effects that
are available.
Open the image
viewer to display
photos.
Change the camera
settings.
Scene mode
Predefined settings make point-and-shoot photos easier to take.
Tap
→ Scene mode.
• Portrait: Use this setting for a human subject.
• Landscape: Use this setting for a wider view.
• Sports: Use this setting for fast-moving subjects.
• Party/Indoor: Use this setting for well-lit indoor scenes.
• Beach/Snow: Use this setting for well-lit or sunny outdoor scenes.
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• Sunset: Use this setting for richer colours and sharper contrasts.
• Dawn: Use this setting for very subtle colours.
• Autumn colour: Use this setting for red-shifted background scenery.
• Text: Use this setting for books or posters.
• Candlelight: Use this setting for images of bright light against a dark background.
Shooting mode
Several photo effects are available, such as cartoon rendering.
Tap
→ Shooting mode.
• Single shot: Take a single photo.
• Best photo: Take a series of photos, and then save the best one.
• Best Face: Use this to take multiple group shots at the same time and combine them to
create the best possible image.
Tap
to take multiple photos. To get the best shot, hold the camera steady and remain
still while taking photos. When Gallery opens, tap the yellow frame on each face, and
choose the best individual pose for the subject. After choosing a pose for each individual,
tap Save to merge the images into a single photo, and save it.
• Face detection: Set the device to recognise people’s faces and help you take photos of
them.
• Panorama: Take a photo composed of many photos strung together.
• Share shot: Send a photo directly to another device via Wi-Fi Direct.
• HDR: Take three photos with different exposures and then combine them to improve the
contrast ratio.
• Buddy photo share: Set the device to recognise a person’s face that you have tagged
in a photo and send it to that person. Face recognition may fail depending on the face
angle, face size, skin colour, facial expression, light conditions, or accessories the subject
is wearing.
• Beauty: Take a photo with lightened faces for gentler images.
• Smile shot: Take a photo while the camera waits for a subject to smile.
• Low light: Take a series of photos and combine them into one photo to improve the
image quality.
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Panoramic photos
A panoramic photo is a wide landscape image consisting of multiple shots.
Tap
→ Shooting mode → Panorama.
Tap
and move the camera in any direction. When the blue frame aligns with the
viewfinder, the camera automatically takes another shot in a panoramic sequence. To stop
again.
shooting, tap
Taking videos
Taking a video
Slide the still-video switch to the video icon, and then tap
. To stop recording, tap .
recording, tap
to take a video. To pause
While recording, use the following actions:
• To change the focus, tap where you want to focus. To focus on the centre of the screen,
tap .
• To capture an image from the video while recording, tap
when the anti-shake feature is activated.
. This feature will not work
The zoom function may not be available when recording at the highest resolution.
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Recording mode
Switch between the
front and rear
camera.
Indicates which
storage is in use.
Change the flash
setting.
Switch between still
and video mode.
Change recording
mode.
Select among
various effects that
are available.
Open the video
player to play videos.
Change the camera
settings.
Tap
to change recording mode.
• Normal: Use this mode for normal quality.
• Limit for MMS: Use this mode to lower quality for sending via messaging.
• Slow motion: Use this mode to take a video of a moving subject. The device will play the
video in slow motion.
• Fast motion: Use this mode to take a video of a moving subject. The device will play the
video in fast motion.
Zooming in and out
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Use one of the following methods:
• Use the Volume button to zoom in or out.
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
• The zoom function may not be available when shooting at the highest resolution.
• The zoom in/out effect is available when using the zoom feature while shooting
video.
Configuring settings for Camera
Tap to configure settings for Camera. Not all of the following options are available in both
still camera and video camera modes. The available options vary depending on the mode
used.
• Edit shortcuts: Reorganise shortcuts to frequently-used options.
• Burst shot: Take a series of photos of moving subjects.
• Self portrait: Take a photo of yourself.
• Self recording: Take a video of yourself.
• Flash: Activate or deactivate the flash.
• Shooting mode: Change the shooting mode.
• Recording mode: Change recording mode.
• Effects: Select among various photo effects that are available.
• Scene mode: Change the scene mode.
• Exposure value: This determines how much light the camera’s sensor receives. For lowlight situations, use a higher exposure.
• Focus mode: Select a focus mode. Auto focus is camera-controlled. Macro is for very
close objects.
• Timer: Use this for delayed-time shots.
• Resolution: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. But it takes up
more memory.
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• White balance: Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour
range. The settings are designed for specific lighting situations. These settings are similar
to the heat range for white-balance exposure in professional cameras.
• ISO: Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. It is measured in filmcamera equivalents. Low values are for stationary or brightly-lit objects. Higher values are
for fast-moving or poorly-lit objects.
• Metering: Select a metering method. This determines how light values are calculated.
Centre-weighted measures background light in the centre of the scene. Spot measures
the light value at a specific location. Matrix averages the entire scene.
• Outdoor visibility: Use this for bright, outdoor conditions.
• Auto contrast: Set the camera to use automatic contrast. Automatic contrast defines
contrast levels without manual input.
• Guidelines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Auto share shot: Set to automatically activate Wi-Fi Direct and switch to share shot mode
when you touch the back of your device to another NFC-enabled device, and then tap
the screen of your device’s screen.
• Anti-Shake: Activate or deactivate anti-shake. Anti-shake helps focus when the camera is
moving.
• GPS tag: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• To improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal may be
obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather
conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the GPS tag setting.
• Contextual filename: Set the camera to display contextual tags.
• Take photos using voice: Set the camera to take photos with voice commands.
• Save as flipped: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original scene.
• Image quality: Higher quality images require more storage space.
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• Video quality: Set the quality level for videos.
• Storage: Select the memory location for storage.
• Reset: Reset the camera settings.
Shortcuts
Reorganise shortcuts for easy access to the camera’s various options.
Tap
→ Edit shortcuts.
Tap and hold an option and drag it to a slot at the left of the screen. The other icons can be
moved within the list by tapping and dragging them.
Gallery
Use this application to view images and videos.
Tap Gallery on the Applications screen.
• Some file formats are not supported depending on the software installed on the
device.
• Some files may not play properly depending on how they are encoded.
Viewing images
Launching Gallery displays available folders. When another application, such as Email, saves
an image, the download folder is automatically created to contain the image. Likewise,
capturing a screenshot automatically creates the Screenshots folder. Select a folder to open
it.
In a folder, images are displayed by creation date. Select an image to view it in full screen.
Scroll left or right to view the next or previous image.
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Zooming in and out
Use one of the following methods to zoom in an image:
• Double-tap anywhere to zoom in.
• Spread two fingers apart on any place to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out, or double-tap to
return.
Viewing images using the motion feature
Use the motion feature to execute a function with particular motion.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Motion, drag the Motion switch to the right, and
then select features by ticking.
To stop using a motion feature, drag the Motion switch to the left.
To set the sensitivity for each motion feature, tap Advanced settings, select a feature, and
then use the adjustable slide bar.
Playing videos
Video files show the
Player launches.
icon on the preview. Select a video to watch it and tap
, and Video
Editing images
When viewing an image, tap
and use the following functions:
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current folder.
• Face tag: Register the faces in the image as face tags.
• Tag buddy: Set the camera to display contextual tags.
• Add photo note: Add a note to the image. Tap
to edit the note.
• Copy to clipboard: Copy to clipboard.
• Rotate left: Rotate anticlockwise.
• Rotate right: Rotate clockwise.
• Crop: Resize the orange frame to crop and save the image in it.
• Edit: Launch Paper Artist to edit the image.
• Set as: Set the image as a wallpaper or a contact image.
• Buddy photo share: Send the image to a person whose face is tagged in the image.
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• Print: Print via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with some
Samsung printers.
• Rename: Rename the file.
• Details: View image details.
• Edit weather tag: Add a weather tag.
Favourite images
When viewing an image, tap
to add the image to the favourites list.
Deleting images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, tap
→ Select item, select images by ticking, and then tap
• When viewing an image, tap
.
.
Sharing images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, tap
to others.
→ Select item, select images by ticking, and then tap
• When viewing an image, tap
to send them
to send it to others or share it via social network services.
Setting as wallpaper
When viewing an image, tap
contact.
→ Set as to set the image as wallpaper or to assign it to a
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Tagging faces
→ Face tag → On. A yellow frame appears around the
When viewing an image, tap
recognised face. Tap the face, tap Add name, and then select or add a contact.
When the face tag appears on an image, tap the face tag and use available options, such as
making calls or sending messages.
Face recognition may fail depending on the face angle, face size, skin colour, facial
expression, light conditions, or accessories the subject is wearing.
Using Tag Buddy
→ Tag buddy to display a contextual tag (weather, location,
When viewing an image, tap
date, and person’s name) when opening an image.
Paper Artist
Use this application to make images look like illustrations with fun effects or frames.
Tap Paper Artist on the Applications screen.
Use artistic tools to edit an image. The edited image is saved in the Gallery → Paper Pictures
folder.
Select an existing image.
Share the image.
Take a photo.
Save the image.
Apply frames to the image.
Change the brush thickness.
Change the eraser size.
Change the pen thickness.
Apply effects to the image.
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Video Player
Use this application to play video files.
Tap Video Player on the Applications screen.
• Avoid locking the device’s screen while playing a DivX Video-On-Demand. Each
time you lock the screen while playing a DivX Video-On-Demand, one of your
available rental counts is lost.
• Some file formats are not supported depending on the device's software.
• Some files may not play properly depending on how they are encoded.
Playing videos
Select a video to play.
Capture an image.
Adjust the volume.
Move forwards or
backwards by
dragging the bar.
Skip to the next
video. Tap and hold
to move forwards
quickly.
Change screen ratio.
Reduce the size of
the video screen.
Restart the current
video or skip to the
previous video. Tap
and hold to move
backwards quickly.
Pause and resume
playback.
Deleting videos
Tap
→ Delete, select videos by ticking, and then tap Delete.
Sharing videos
Tap
→ Share via, select videos by ticking, tap Done, and then select a sharing method.
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Using Popup Video player
Use this feature to use other applications without closing the video player. While watching
to use the pop-up player.
videos, tap
Spread two fingers apart on the screen to enlarge the player or pinch to reduce it. To move
the player, tap and hold the player, and then drag it to another location.
YouTube
Use this application to watch videos from the YouTube website.
Tap YouTube on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Watching videos
Tap
, and then enter a keyword. Select one of the returned search results to watch a video.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display full screen.
Add the video to
the playlist.
Search for videos.
Pause or resume
playback.
Send the URL to
others.
Move forwards or
backwards by
dragging the bar.
Rotate the screen
to portrait
orientation.
Change display
quality.
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Sharing videos
Select the video to view, tap
, and then select a sharing method.
Uploading videos
Select your account, tap
Upload.
, select a video, enter information for the video, and then tap
Flipboard
Use this application to access your personalised magazines.
Tap Flipboard on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To start your Flipboard, flick up on the greeting page, tap Get Started, select news topics, and
then tap Done.
Select a cover story or a topic, flick through the Flipboard pages, and then select an article to
read.
While reading an article, use the following icons:
• : Go to the previous page.
• : Share the article with others.
• : View others’ comments about the article.
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Play Store
Use this application to purchase and download applications and games that are able to run
on the device.
Tap Play Store on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing applications
Browse applications by category, or tap
to search with a keyword.
Select an application to view information. To download it, tap Install. If there is a charge for
the application, tap the price, and follow on-screen instructions to complete the purchase
process.
• When a new version is available for any installed application, an update icon
appears at the top of the screen to alert you to the update. Open the notifications
panel and tap the icon to update the application.
• To install applications that you downloaded from other sources, on the
Applications screen, tap Settings → Security → Unknown sources.
Uninstalling applications
Uninstall the applications purchased from Play Store.
→ My Apps, select an application to delete in the list of installed applications, and
Tap
then tap Uninstall.
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Samsung Apps
Use this application to purchase and download dedicated Samsung applications. For more
information, visit www.samsungapps.com.
Tap Samsung Apps on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
If a Samsung account is not registered, follow the on-screen instructions to create a Samsung
account. To complete the subscription process, read the terms and conditions, and then tap
Accept to agree to them.
Installing applications
Browse applications by category. Tap
To search for an application, tap
search field.
to select a category.
at the top of the screen, and then enter a keyword in the
Select an application to view information. To download it, tap Get.
When a new version is available for any installed application, an update icon appears
at the top of the screen to alert you to the update. Open the notifications panel and
tap the icon to update the application.
S Suggest
Use this application to browse and download the latest applications suggested by Samsung.
Tap S Suggest on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Game Hub
Use this application to access games.
Tap Game Hub on the Applications screen.
Scroll left or right and select a game to download from Samsung Apps.
Music Hub
Use this application to listen to songs on the device or the web server provided by Music Hub,
and purchase songs.
If you subscribe to the Music Hub premium service, you can enjoy customisable services, such
as recommended songs or artists, unlimited song streaming, and personal radio stations. To
get more details, tap Help or visit the Music Hub website.
Tap Music Hub on the Applications screen.
This application or some features of this application may not be available depending
on the region or service provider.
Syncing songs with the Music Hub library
Tap My Music →
device.
→ Refresh. The Music Hub library is updated with the songs on the
If a song on your Music Hub library is not in the database, Music Hub will automatically
upload the song to the database.
Playing music
Tap My Music, select a music category, and then select a song to play.
To search for and listen to similar songs, tap
→ Find similar music.
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Purchasing songs
Tap Store, and then select a genre → a category. Tap → Buy song, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the purchase process.
Play Books
Use this application to read and download book files.
Tap Play Books on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a book file by scrolling left or right. While reading a book file, tap
additional options.
To purchase book files, tap
to access
.
Play Movies
Use this application to watch, download, and rent movies or TV shows.
Tap Play Movies on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category at the top of the screen, and then select a movie, TV programme, or video to
play or rent.
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Play Music
Use this application to stream music from the Google cloud service.
Tap Play Music on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play music by selecting a music category or share songs with others by uploading them to
the Google cloud storage.
Play Magazines
Use this application to read and download magazines.
Tap Play Magazines on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category, and then select a magazine.
Readers Hub
Use this application to download and read book files.
Tap Readers Hub on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category, find a book file, and then download it.
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Video Hub
Use this application to access and purchase videos.
Tap Video Hub on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category, and then select a video.
Learning Hub
Use this application to access learning material.
Tap Learning Hub on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category, and then select a video lecture or book.
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S Note
Use this application to create a note using images and voice recordings.
Tap S Note on the Applications screen.
The S Pen can be used to open S Note. Double-tap the screen with the S Pen button pressed.
Selecting note templates
Tap
and select one of the following templates:
• Note/Idea note/Memo: Create a simple note from an empty page.
• Meeting note: Create a record of meetings, conferences, or lectures.
• Magazine: Create a multimedia note by inserting multimedia files.
• Diary: Create a photo diary.
• Recipe: Create your own recipe.
• Travel: Create a travel essay.
• Birthday: Create a birthday card.
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Composing notes
Search for information about the
handwritten keyword on a
preset webpage.
Record your actions while
drawing a note.
Switch to view mode.
Make a voice recording to insert.
Insert a multimedia file.
Jot down or draw a note.
Undo and redo the last action.
Use productivity tools.
Erase the handwritten note.
Enter a note.
Append another page to the
current note.
Draw only with the S Pen.
When jotting down a note, tap
to change the pen type, line thickness, or pen colour.
When erasing the handwritten note, tap
to change the eraser size or clear the note.
Save the current setting as a pen
profile.
Change the pen type.
Change the line thickness.
Add a new colour with the Color
Picker.
Change the pen colour.
View more colours.
To change the sheet background, tap
To add tags, tap
→ Change background.
→ Add tag.
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Inserting multimedia files or a voice recording
Tap
to insert multimedia files. Tap
to insert a voice recording.
Make a voice recording to insert.
Insert a multimedia file.
Using productivity tools
Double-tap
and select one of the following tools:
• Shape match: Convert a shape you have drawn.
• Formula match: Convert a handwritten formula to a well-organised formula. Tap Search
to get detailed information about the formula.
• Handwriting-to-text: Convert a handwritten note.
Browsing notes
Browse note thumbnails by scrolling up or down.
→ Refresh.
To sync notes with the Samsung account, tap
To sort notes by date, title, or others, tap
To change the view mode, tap
→ Sort by.
→ List view.
To create a note by importing a PDF, image file, or note, tap
To sync notes with Google Docs or Evernote, tap
To create a folder, tap
→ Create folder.
To change the order of notes, tap
To copy notes, tap
→ Sync.
→ Change order.
→ Copy.
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→ Import.
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→ Move.
To move notes to another folder, tap
To change the S Note settings, tap
→ Settings.
To view the tutorial for S Note, tap
→ Tutorial.
Viewing a note
Tap the note thumbnail to open it.
To move to other pages of the note, scroll left or right.
To create a note, tap
→ Create note.
To send the note to others, tap
→ Share via.
To save the note as an image file or a PDF file, tap
To add or delete the note, tap
To delete the note, tap
To add tags, tap
→ Export.
→ Edit pages.
→ Delete.
→ Add tag.
To save the note as an event, tap
→ Create event.
To add a shortcut to the note on the Home screen, tap
→ Set as shortcut.
To set the note as wallpaper or to assign it to a contact, tap
To print the note via a USB or Wi-Fi connection, tap
with some Samsung printers.
→ Set as.
→ Print. The device is only compatible
S Planner
Use this application to manage events and tasks.
Tap S Planner on the Applications screen.
Creating events or tasks
Tap
, and then use one of the following methods:
• Quick add: Create an event or task from a memo. This feature is available only for English
and Korean.
• Add event: Enter an event with an optional repeat setting.
• Add task: Enter a task with an optional priority setting.
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To add an event or task more briefly, tap a date to select it and tap it again.
Enter a title and specify which calendar to use or sync with. Then tap Edit event details or
Edit task details to add more details, such as how often the event repeats, when it has an
advance alert, or where it takes place.
Attach a map showing the location of the event. Enter the location in the Location field, tap
next to the field, and then pinpoint the precise location by tapping and holding on the
map that appears.
Attach a memo from S Note. Tap Notes, and then compose a new memo or select one of the
existing memos.
Attach an image. Tap Images, and then take a photo or select one of the existing images.
Syncing with Google Calendar
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Google under Accounts → a Google account →
Sync Calendar → Sync now. To manually sync for updating, on the Applications screen, tap S
→ Sync.
Planner →
To display synced event or tasks on Google Calendar, tap
the Google account, and then tap Done.
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→ Settings → Calendars, select
Utilities
Changing calendar type
Tap , and then select one from among different types of calendars including year, month,
week, and others. A pinch gesture can be used to change calendar type. For example, pinch
to change from the monthly calendar to the yearly calendar, and spread apart to change
yearly calendar back to monthly calendar.
Searching for events
Tap
→ Search, and then enter a keyword to search for.
To view today’s events, tap Today at the top of the screen.
Deleting events
Select a date or event, and then tap
→ Delete.
Sharing events
Select an event, tap
→ Share via, and then select a sharing method.
Dropbox
Use this application to save and share files with others via the Dropbox cloud storage. When
you save files to Dropbox, your device automatically syncs with the web server and any other
computers that have Dropbox installed.
Tap Dropbox on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
When running Dropbox for the first time, tap Start to activate it. Follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
To upload files to Dropbox, tap
To open a file in Dropbox, tap
add it to the favourites list.
To open favourite files, tap
→ Photos or videos or Other files.
, and then select a file. While viewing the file, tap Favorite to
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Cloud
Use this feature to sync files or back up settings and application data with your Samsung
account or Dropbox.
Tap Settings → Cloud on the Applications screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Syncing with the Samsung account
Tap your Samsung account or Sync settings to sync files.
Backing up or restoring data
Tap Device backup to back up or restore data with your Samsung account.
Syncing with Dropbox
If an account is not set up, tap Set account, and then enter the Dropbox account. Follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
Once you sign in, tap Allow and the device automatically syncs files with Dropbox whenever
you make some changes.
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Clock
Use this application to set alarms, check the time in any location in the world, measure the
duration of an event, set a timer, or use as the desk clock.
Tap Clock on the Applications screen.
Turn this alarm on or off.
Alarm
Setting alarms
Tap Create alarm, set a time for the alarm to go off, select days for the alarm to repeat, and
then tap Save.
Use the following options:
• Tap More → Location alarm to set a location. The alarm goes off only when you are in
the location.
• Tap More → Snooze to set an interval and the number of times for the alarm to repeat
after the preset time.
• Tap More → Smart alarm to set a time for the alarm to go off before the preset time.
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Stopping alarms
Drag outside the circle to stop an alarm. Drag
after a specified length of time.
outside the circle to repeat the alarm
Deleting alarms
Tap and hold the alarm, and then tap Delete.
World clock
Creating clocks
Tap Add city, and then enter a city name or select a city from the cities list.
To apply summer time, tap and hold a clock, and then tap DST settings.
Deleting clocks
Tap
→ Delete, select clocks, and then tap Delete.
Stopwatch
Tap Start to time an event. Tap Lap to record lap times.
Tap Reset to clear lap time records.
Timer
Set the duration, and then tap Start.
Drag
outside the large circle when the timer goes off.
Desk clock
Tap
to view in full screen.
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Calculator
Use this application for simple or complex calculations.
Tap Calculator on the Applications screen.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator. If Screen
→ Scientific calculator.
rotation is disabled, tap
To see calculation history, tap
To clear history, tap
to hide the keypad.
→ Clear history.
To change the character size for history, tap
→ Text size.
To set the calculator for convenient use with one hand, tap
→ One-handed operation on.
Voice Recorder
Use this application to record or play voice memos.
Tap Voice Recorder on the Applications screen.
Recording voice memos
Tap to start recording. Speak into the microphone at the bottom of the device. Tap
pause recording. Tap to finish recording.
to
Recording elapsed time
Start recording.
Display the list of voice memos.
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Playing voice memos
Select a voice memo to play.
• : Adjust the volume by dragging the volume bar up or down.
• : Trim the voice memo.
• : Stop playback.
• : Pause playback.
To send a voice memo to others, tap
sharing method.
→ Share via, select a voice memo, and then select a
Managing voice memos
In the list of voice memos, tap
and select one of the following:
• Share via: Select a sharing method, and then select voice memos to send.
• Delete: Select voice memos to delete.
• Settings: Change the voice recorder settings.
• End: Close the voice recorder.
Saving files with contextual tags
In the list of voice memos, tap
→ Settings → Contextual filename → On.
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S Voice
Use this application to command by voice the device to dial a number, send a message, write
a memo, and more.
Tap S Voice on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Here are several examples of spoken commands:
• Open music
• Launch calculator
• Call Lulu mobile
• Dial Lulu work
• Check schedule
Tips for better voice recognition
• Speak clearly.
• Speak in quiet places.
• Do not use offensive or slang words.
• Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The device may not recognise your commands or may perform unwanted commands
depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
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Google
Use this application to search not only the Internet, but also applications and their contents
on the device as well.
Tap Google on the Applications screen.
Searching the device
Tap the search field, and then enter a keyword. Alternatively, tap , speak a keyword, and
then select one of the suggested keywords that appear.
If no results are returned from the applications, the web browser appears, displaying the
search results.
Search scope
→ Settings → Phone search, and then tick the
To select what applications to search, tap
items to search for.
Google Now
Launch Google search to view Google Now cards that show the current weather, public
transit info, your next appointment, and more when you are most likely to need it.
Join Google Now when opening Google search for the first time. To change Google Now
→ Settings → Google Now.
settings, tap
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Voice Search
Use this application to search webpages by speaking.
Tap Voice Search on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Speak a keyword or phrase when Speak now appears on the screen. Select one of the
suggested keywords that appear.
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My Files
Use this application to access all kinds of files stored in the device, including images, videos,
songs, and sound clips.
Tap My Files on the Applications screen.
Viewing files
Select a folder to open it. To go back to the parent folder, tap
directory, tap .
In a folder, tap
. To return to the root
, and then use one of the following options:
• Create folder: Create a folder.
• Search: Search for files.
• View by: Change the view mode.
• Sort by: Sort files or folders.
• Settings: Change the file manager settings.
• Select all: Select all files to apply the same option to them at once.
Adding shortcuts to folders
Add a shortcut of frequently-used folders to the root directory. Tap
a shortcut name, select a folder, and then tap Done.
→ Add shortcut, enter
Downloads
Use this application to see what files are downloaded through the applications.
Tap Downloads on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To see the files downloaded from the Internet, tap Internet downloads, otherwise, tap Other
downloads to see the files downloaded from other applications, such as Email.
Select a file to open it with an appropriate application.
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Google Wallet
Use this application to add credit or debit card information for mobile payments or manage
the payment history.
Tap Google Wallet on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Access credit card information to edit it, register additional purchase methods, or manage the
payment history.
To make a payment, touch the back of your device to the NFC card reader.
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Travel & local
Maps
Use this application to pinpoint the location of the device, search for places, or get directions.
Tap Maps on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Viewing maps
Scroll in any direction to view a location or find your way.
To zoom in or out the map, spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to
zoom out.
To overlay multiple layers including satellite images, traffic information, and more, tap
Searching for locations
Tap , enter an address, and then tap . Select a location to view the detailed location
information. To search for nearby locations, tap .
Once the location is found, tap
and use one of the following functions:
• Clear Map: Clear the map.
• Make available offline: Save the map of a specified area to view it offline.
• Settings: Change the map settings.
• Help: View information about using the map.
To view current location, tap .
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Travel & local
Getting directions for a destination
1 Tap
2 Tap
.
, and then select a method to enter starting and ending locations:
• My current location: Use current location for starting location.
• Contacts: Select from the contacts list.
• Point on map: Pinpoint by tapping on the map.
• My Places: Select from the list of favourite places.
3 Select a travel method, such as driving, public transit, or walking, and then tap GET
DIRECTIONS.
4 Select one of the routes that appear, and then tap MAP VIEW to view details.
Local
Use this application to search for nearby restaurants, banks, bus stops, and more.
Tap Local on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a place category, and then select a place from the list of search results.
• Map: Pinpoint the place on the map.
• Directions: Search for a route to the place.
• Call: Call the place’s phone number.
→ Add a search on the category list, enter a keyword to
To add a place category, tap
search into the text field.
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Latitude
Use this application to share location information with friends.
Tap Latitude on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To add a friend with whom location information is shared, tap → Select from Contacts or
Add via email address. Select one from contacts or enter an email address, and then tap Add
friends to send an invitation. Once the invitation is accepted, either party can know where
the other party is located.
Navigation
Use this application to search for a route to a destination.
Tap Navigation on the Applications screen.
• Navigation maps, your current location, and other navigational data may differ
from actual location information. You should always pay attention to road
conditions, traffic, and any other factors that may affect your driving. Follow all
safety warnings and regulations while driving.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Specify the destination by using one of the following methods:
• Speak the destination address.
• Enter the destination address.
• Select the destination address from the contacts list.
• Select the destination from the list of starred places.
Once a route is found, follow on-screen instructions to navigate to the destination.
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Google Earth
Use this application to explore any location in the world using the satellite map view.
Tap Google Earth on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Settings
About Settings
Use this application to configure the device, set application options, and add accounts.
Tap Settings on the Applications screen.
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
To use options, tap
.
• Advanced: Customise Wi-Fi settings.
• WPS push button: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS button.
• WPS PIN entry: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS PIN.
Setting Wi-Fi sleep policy
On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi →
→ Advanced → Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
When entering power-saving mode, the device automatically turns off Wi-Fi
connections. When this happens, the device automatically accesses data networks if it
is set to use them. This may incur data transfer fees. To avoid data-usage bills, set this
option to Always.
Setting Network notification
The device can detect open Wi-Fi networks and display an icon on the status bar to notify
when available.
On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi →
activate this feature.
→ Advanced and tick Network notification to
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Bluetooth
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount, and customise the settings for the limitation.
• Mobile data: Set to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Set mobile data limit: Set a limit for the mobile data usage.
• Data usage cycle: Enter monthly reset date to monitor your data usage.
To use more options, tap .
• Data roaming: Set to use data connections when you are roaming.
• Restrict background data: Set to disable sync in the background while using a mobile
network.
• Auto sync data: Set the device to sync contact, calendar, email, bookmark, and social
network image data automatically.
• Show Wi-Fi usage: Set to show your data usage via Wi-Fi.
• Mobile hotspots: Search for and use another device’s mobile network.
More settings
Customise settings to control connections with other devices or networks.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
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Mobile networks
• Mobile data: Use to allow packet switching data networks for network services.
• Data roaming: Use the device to connect to another network when you are roaming or
your home network is not available.
• Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs).
• Network mode: Select a network type.
• Network operators: Search for available networks and select a network for roaming.
Tethering and portable hotspot
• Portable Wi-Fi hotspot: Use the portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share the device’s mobile
network connection with computers or other devices through the Wi-Fi network.
• USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile network connection with
a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless
modem for the computer.
• Bluetooth tethering: Use the Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile network
connection with computers via Bluetooth.
• Help: Learn more about USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth tethering.
VPN
Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
NFC
• NFC: Activate the NFC feature to read or write NFC tags that contain information.
• Android Beam: Turn on the Android Beam feature to send data, such as webpages and
contacts, to NFC-enabled devices.
S Beam
Activate the S Beam feature to send data, such as music, videos, images, and documents, to
devices that support NFC and Wi-Fi Direct.
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Nearby devices
• File sharing: Activate media sharing to allow other DLNA-certified devices to access
media files on your device.
• Shared contents: Set to share your content with other devices.
• Device name: Enter a media server name for your device.
• Allowed devices list: View the list of devices that can access your device.
• Not-allowed devices list: View the list of devices that are blocked from accessing your
device.
• Download to: Select a memory location for saving media files.
• Upload from other devices: Set to accept uploads from other devices.
AllShare Cast
Activate the AllShare Cast feature and share your display with others.
Kies via Wi-Fi
Connect the device to Samsung Kies via a Wi-Fi network.
Home screen mode
Select a Home screen mode (basic or easy).
Blocking mode
Select features and set the device to hide or show notification icons of them for specified
periods.
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Sound
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, system sounds, and
notifications.
• Vibration intensity: Adjust the force of the vibration notification.
• Device ringtone: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.
• Device vibration: Add or select a vibration pattern.
• Default notifications: Select a ringtone for events, such as incoming messages, missed
calls, and alarms.
• Sound and vibration: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Keytones: Set the device to sound when tapping the buttons on the keypad.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when selecting an application or option on the
touch screen.
• Screen lock sound: Set the device to sound when locking or unlocking the touch screen.
• Haptic feedback: Set the device to vibrate when touching keys.
Display
Change the settings for the display.
• Wallpaper:
– – Home screen: Select a background image for the Home screen.
– – Lock screen: Select a background image for the locked screen.
– – Home and lock screens: Select a background image for the Home screen and the
locked screen.
• LED indicator:
– – Charging: Set to turn on the notification light while you are charging the battery.
– – Low battery: Set to turn on the notification light when the battery is low.
– – Notifications: Set to turn on the notification light when you have missed calls,
messages, or notifications.
– – Voice recording: Set to turn on the notification light when you record voice memos.
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• Page buddy: Set the device to open contextual pages based on your actions.
• Screen mode: Select a display mode.
• Brightness: Set the brightness of the display.
• Auto-rotate screen: Set the content to rotate automatically when the device is turned.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Smart rotation: Set the interface not to rotate according to the orientation of your face.
• Smart stay: Set to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are looking at
the display.
• Font style: Change the font type for display text.
• Font size: Change the font size.
• Touch key light duration: Set the duration for the touch button backlight.
• Display battery percentage: Set to view the remaining battery life.
• Auto adjust screen tone: Set to save power by adjusting the brightness of the display.
Storage
View memory information for your device and memory card, or format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card permanently deletes all data from it.
The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default applications occupy part of the
memory.
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Power saving
Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode.
• CPU power saving: Set the device to limit some system resource usage.
• Screen power saving: Set the device to decrease the brightness of the display.
• Background colour: Set the device to decrease the brightness of the background colour
of email and Internet.
• Turn off haptic feedback: Set the device to turn off the vibration when touching keys.
• Learn about power saving: Discover how to reduce battery consumption.
Battery
View the amount of battery power consumed by your device.
Applications manager
View and manage the applications on your device.
Location services
• Use wireless networks: Set to use Wi-Fi and/or mobile networks for finding the current
location.
• Use GPS satellites: Set to use the GPS satellite for finding the current location.
• Location and Google search: Set to use your current location for Google search and
other Google services.
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Lock screen
Change settings for securing the device.
• Screen lock: Activate the screen lock feature.
• Lock screen options: Change the settings for the locked screen. These settings are
applied only when you set the swipe lock option.
– – Shortcuts: Set to show and edit application shortcuts on the locked screen.
– – Information ticker: Set to show news or stock information on the locked screen.
– – Clock: Set to show the clock on the locked screen.
– – Dual clock: Set to show the dual clock on the locked screen.
– – Weather: Set to show weather information on the locked screen.
– – Ripple effect: Set to show the ripple effect on the locked screen.
– – Help text: Set to show the help text on the locked screen.
– – Camera quick access: Set the device to launch the camera by tapping and holding
the screen and rotating the device while the screen is locked.
– – Wake up in lock screen: Set the device to recognise your wake up command when
the screen is locked.
– – Set wake-up command: Set a wake up command to launch S Voice or perform a
specified function.
• Popup Note on lock screen: Set to launch S Note when you double-tap the locked
screen with the S Pen button pressed.
• Owner information: Enter your information that is shown on the locked screen.
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Security
Change settings for securing the device and the SIM or USIM card.
• Encrypt device: Set a password to encrypt data saved on the device. You must enter the
password each time you turn on the device.
Charge the battery before enabling this setting because it may take more than an
hour to encrypt your data.
• Encrypt external SD card:
– – Encrypt: Set to encrypt files when you save them to a memory card.
– – Full encryption: Set to encrypt all files on a memory card.
– – Exclude multimedia files: Set to encrypt all files on a memory card, except for media
files.
If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the device
will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the
device.
• Remote controls: Set to allow control of your lost or stolen device remotely via the
Internet. To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account.
– – Account registration: Add or view your Samsung account.
– – Use wireless networks: Set to allow location data collection and to determine the
location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi and mobile networks.
• SIM Change Alert: Activate the Find my mobile feature.
• Find my mobile web page: Access the SamsungDive website (www.samsungdive.com).
You can track and control your lost or stolen device on the SamsungDive website.
• Set up SIM card lock:
– – Lock SIM card: Activate or deactivate the PIN lock feature to require the PIN before
using the device.
– – Change SIM PIN: Change the PIN used to access SIM or USIM data.
• Make passwords visible: By default, the device hides passwords for security. Set the
device to display passwords as they are entered.
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Settings
• Device administrators: View device administrators installed on the device. You can allow
device administrators to apply new policies to the device.
• Unknown sources: Choose to download applications from any source. If not chosen,
download applications only from Play Store.
• Trusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various
applications.
• Install from device storage: Install encrypted certificates stored on the USB storage.
• Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.
One-handed operation
Activate one-handed operation mode for your convenience when using the device with one
hand.
Language and input
Change the settings for text input.
Language
Select a display language for all menus and applications.
Default
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
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Google voice typing
To change the voice input settings, tap
.
• Choose input languages: Select input languages for text input.
• Block offensive words: Set to prevent the device from recognising offensive words in
voice inputs.
• Download offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline
voice input.
Samsung keyboard
To change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap
.
• Portrait keyboard types: Change the keyboard layout.
• Input languages: Select languages for text input.
• Predictive text: Activate predictive text mode to predict words based on your input and
show word suggestions. You can also customise the word prediction settings.
• Continuous input: Set to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.
• Pen detection: Set the device to open the handwriting panel when the field is tapped
with the S Pen.
• One-handed operation: Set the keyboard to appear on either side of the screen for
convenience when entering text with one hand.
• Handwriting: Customise settings for handwriting mode, such as recognition time, pen
thickness, or pen colour.
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• Advanced:
– – Auto capitalisation: Set the device to automatically capitalise the first character after
a final punctuation mark, such as a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark.
– – Auto-punctuate: Set the device to insert a full stop when you double-tap the space
bar.
– – Character preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped.
– – Key-tap vibration: Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched.
– – Key-tap sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Tutorial: Learn how to enter text with the Samsung keyboard.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
Voice search
• Language: Select a language for the voice recognition.
• Speech output: Set the device to provide voice feedback to alert you to the current
action.
• Block offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
• Download offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline
voice input.
Text-to-speech output
• Preferred TTS engine: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for
speech synthesis engines, tap .
• Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
• Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.
• Driving mode: Activate driving mode to set the device to read contents aloud and
specify applications to use in driving mode.
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Pointer speed
Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device.
Cloud
Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud
storage.
Back up and reset
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
• Back up my data: Set to back up settings and application data to the Google server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set to restore settings and application data when the applications are
reinstalled on the device.
• Factory data reset: Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data.
Add account
Add email or SNS accounts.
Motion
Activate the motion feature and change settings for motion recognition.
• Quick glance: Set to turn on the touch screen and display information, such as
notifications, missed calls, new messages, time and date, device status, and more by
moving your hand across the sensor at the top of the screen.
• Direct call: Set to make a voice call by picking up and holding the device near your ear
while viewing call, message, or contact details.
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• Smart alert: Set the device to alert you if you have missed calls or new messages when
you pick up the device.
• Double tap to top: Set to move to the top of a list of contacts or email messages when
you double-tap the device.
• Tilt to zoom: Set to zoom in or out while viewing images in Gallery or browsing
webpages, when you tap and hold two points with your fingers and then tilt the device
back and forth.
• Pan to move icon: Set to move an item to another page when tapping and holding the
item and then panning the device to the left or right.
• Pan to browse images: Set to scroll through an image by moving the device in any
direction when the image is zoomed in.
• Shake to update: Set the device to search for Bluetooth devices by shaking it.
• Turn over to mute/pause: Set to mute incoming calls, alarms, and music by placing the
device face down.
• Advanced settings:
– – Quick glance: Select items to display on the quick glance screen when you move your
hand across the Proximity/Light sensor.
– – Gyroscope calibration: Calibrate the gyroscope so your device can correctly
recognise rotation.
• Place the device on a stable surface during calibration. The calibration process may
fail if the device vibrates or moves.
• Calibrate the gyroscope when you experience drifting or unintended movements
when using tilting or panning motions or motion-enabled games.
– – Sensitivity settings: Adjust the reaction speed for each motion.
• Learn about motions: View the tutorial for controlling motions.
• Palm swipe to capture: Set to capture an image of the screen when you sweep your
hand to the left or right across the screen.
• Palm touch to mute/pause: Set to pause media playback when you touch the screen
with your palm.
• Learn about hand motions: View the tutorial for controlling hand motions.
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S Pen
Change the settings for using the S Pen.
• Dominant hand: Select the hand used to write with to enhance S Pen inputs.
• Pen attach/detach sound: Set the device to emit a sound when the S Pen is inserted or
pulled out from the slot.
• Open Popup Note: Set to launch a quick note when the S Pen is pulled out from the slot.
• Battery saving: Set the screen not to respond when inserting or removing the S Pen.
• S Pen Keeper: Set the device to display a pop-up alert and emit a sound if you walk when
the touch screen is off and S Pen is removed from the device.
• Air View: Set to show the S Pen pointer when the S Pen is hovering over the screen.
• Sound and haptic feedback: Set the device to sound and vibrate when hovering over
files, subjects, or options.
• Quick Command settings: Configure the settings for Quick Command.
• S Pen help: Access help information for using the S Pen.
Accessory
Change the accessory settings.
• Dock sound: Set the device to play a sound when your device is connected to or
removed from a desktop dock.
• Audio output mode: Set to use the dock speaker when your device is connected to a
desktop dock.
• Desk home screen display: Set the device to show the desk clock when your device is
connected to a desktop dock.
• Audio output: Select a sound output format to use when connecting your device to
HDMI devices. Some devices may not support the surround sound setting.
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Date and time
Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date.
If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date
is reset.
• Automatic date and time: Automatically update the time and date when moving across
time zones.
• Set date: Set the current date manually.
• Set time: Set the current time manually.
• Automatic time zone: Set to receive time zone information from the network when you
move across time zones.
• Select time zone: Set the home time zone.
• Use 24-hour format: Display time in 24-hour format.
• Select date format: Select a date format.
Accessibility
Accessibility services are special features for those with certain physical disabilities. Access
and alert the following settings to improve accessibility to the device.
• Auto-rotate screen: Set the interface to rotate automatically when you rotate the device.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Speak passwords: Set the device to read aloud passwords you enter with Talkback.
• Answering/Ending calls:
– – Answering key: Set the device to answer an incoming call when pressing the Home
button.
– – The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when pressing the Power
button.
• Accessibility shortcut: Add a shortcut to Accessibility on the quick menu that appears
when you press and hold the Power button.
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• TalkBack: Activate Talkback, which provides voice feedback.
• Font size: Change the font size.
• Negative colours: Reverse the display colours to improve visibility.
• Text-to-speech output:
– – Preferred TTS engine: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for
speech synthesis engines, tap .
– – Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
– – Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.
– – Driving mode: Activate driving mode to set the device to read contents aloud and
specify applications to use in driving mode.
• Enhance web accessibility: Set applications to install web scripts to make their web
content more accessible.
• Sound balance: Adjust the sound balance when using a dual headset.
• Mono audio: Enable mono sound when listening to audio with one earbud.
• Turn off all sounds: Mute all device sounds.
• Tap and hold delay: Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
Advanced settings
Change the settings for application development.
• Desktop backup password: Set a password to secure your backup data.
• Stay awake: Set the screen to remain on while you are charging the battery.
• Protect SD card: Set to request a confirmation when reading data from a memory card.
• USB debugging: Activate USB debugging mode to connect your device to a computer
with a USB cable.
• Allow mock locations: Allow mock locations and service information to be sent to a
Location Manager service for testing.
• Select debug app: Select applications to debug and prevent errors when you pause
debugging.
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• Wait for debugger: Set to prevent the selected application from loading until the
debugger is ready.
• Show touches: Set to show the pointer when you touch the screen.
• Show pointer location: Set to show the coordinates and traces of the pointer when you
touch the screen.
• Show layout boundaries: Set to show boundaries.
• Show GPU view updates: Set to flash areas of the screen when they are updated with
the GPU.
• Show screen updates: Set to flash areas of the screen when they are updated.
• Window animation scale: Select a speed for opening and closing pop-up windows.
• Transition animation scale: Select a speed for switching between screens.
• Animator duration scale: Select how long pop-up windows will be shown.
• Disable hardware overlays: Set to hide hardware overlays.
• Force GPU rendering: Set to use 2D hardware acceleration to improve graphic
performance.
• Strict mode: Set the device to flash the screen when applications perform long
operations.
• Show CPU usage: Set to list all active processes.
• Profile GPU rendering: Set to check the time of GPU rendering time.
• Enable traces: Set to capture traces of application and system performance.
• Do not keep activities: Set to end a running application when you launch a new
application.
• Limit background processes: Set to limit the number of processes that can run in the
background.
• Show all ANRs: Set the device to alert you to unresponsive applications that are running
in the background.
About device
Access device information and update device software.
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When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For details, contact your service provider.
Your device displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. Contact your service provider for
more details.
The touch screen responds slowly or improperly
If your device has a touch screen and the touch screen is not responding properly, try the
following:
• Remove any protective covers from the touch screen. Protective covers may prevent the
device from recognising your inputs and are not recommended for touch screen devices.
• Ensure that your hands are clean and dry when tapping the touch screen.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is upgraded to the latest version.
• If the touch screen is scratched or damaged, take it to your local Samsung Service Centre.
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Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain
functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power button for
8-10 seconds. The device reboots automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Applications
screen, tap Settings → Back up and reset → Factory data reset → Reset device → Erase
everything.
Calls are being dropped
When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose your connection to
the network. Move to another area and try again.
Outgoing calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have pressed the Dial key.
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling.
Incoming calls are not connected
• Ensure that your device is turned on.
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using a headset, ensure that it is properly connected.
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Audio quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again.
When dialling from contacts, the call is not connected
• Ensure that the correct number is stored in the contact list.
• Re-enter and save the number, if necessary.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the contact’s phone number.
The device beeps and the battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Recharge or replace the battery to continue using the device.
The battery does not charge properly or the device turns off
• The battery terminals may be dirty. Wipe both gold-coloured contacts with a clean, soft
cloth and try charging the battery again.
• If the battery no longer charges completely, dispose of the old battery properly
and replace it with a new battery (refer to your local ordinances for proper disposal
instructions).
Your device is hot to the touch
When you use applications that require more power or use applications on your device for an
extended period of time, your device may feel hot to the touch. This is normal and should not
affect your device’s lifespan or performance.
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Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your Samsung device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate
the camera application. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the
following:
• Charge the battery or replace it with a battery that is fully charged.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera application after trying
these tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Error messages appear when opening music files
Some music files may not play on your Samsung device for a variety of reasons. If you receive
error messages when opening music files on your device, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is
DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file.
• Ensure that your device supports the file type.
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Another Bluetooth device is not located
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your device.
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on the device you wish to connect
to, if necessary.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
A connection is not established when you connect the device to a
computer
• Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your device.
• Ensure that you have the proper drivers installed and updated on your computer.
• If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher
installed on your computer.
• Ensure that you have Samsung Kies 2.0 or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed
on your computer.
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
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