Samsung GT-I9295 User manual

GT-I9295
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.
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properly depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
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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.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
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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use of media.
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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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Table of Contents
Getting started
34 Home screen
37 Locked screen
38 Using applications
38 Applications screen
39Help
40 Entering text
42 Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
43 Setting up accounts
44 Transferring files
45 Securing the device
47 Upgrading the device
7 Device layout
8Buttons
9 Package contents
10 Installing the SIM or USIM card and
battery
13 Charging the battery
15 Inserting a memory card
17 Turning the device on and off
18 Holding the device
18 Locking and unlocking the device
18 Adjusting the volume
18 Switching to silent mode
Communication
48Phone
54Contacts
57Messaging
59Email
60 Google Mail
62 Talk (Hangouts)
62Google+
62Messenger
63ChatON
Basics
19 Indicator icons
20 Using the touch screen
23 Control motions
26 Palm motions
27 Air Gesture
30 Air View
30 Samsung Smart Pause
31 Samsung Smart Scroll
31 Activating glove mode
32 Activating Multi Window
33Notifications
33 Quick setting panel
Web & network
64Internet
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65Chrome
66Bluetooth
67 Screen Mirroring
67 Samsung Link
69 Group Play
70NFC
71 S Beam
71WatchON
101Clock
103Calculator
103 S Health
105 S Translator
106 Voice Recorder
107 S Voice
109Google
110 Voice Search
110 My Files
111Downloads
111TripAdvisor
111 Optical Reader
Media
73Music
75Camera
81Gallery
85 Story Album
87Video
89YouTube
90Flipboard
Travel & local
113Maps
114Local
115Navigation
Application & media stores
Settings
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116 About Settings
116Connections
120 My device
133Accounts
134More
Play Store
Samsung Hub
Samsung Apps
Play Music
Utilities
Troubleshooting
94 S Memo
96 S Planner
99Dropbox
100Cloud
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Device layout
Light sensor
Proximity/Gesture
sensor
Notification light
Front camera
Earpiece
Power button
Touch screen
Home button
Back button
Menu button
Microphone
Multipurpose jack
Microphone for
speakerphone
IrLED
GPS antenna
Headset jack
Rear camera
Flash
Volume button
Back cover
Speaker
Main antenna
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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.
Maintaining water and dust resistance
This device is resistant to water and dust when all compartments are closed tightly. Follow
these tips carefully to prevent damage to the device.
• Rinse the device with clean water after exposing it to salt water or ionised water.
• Do not immerse the device in water deeper than 1 m and keep it submersed for more
than 30 minutes.
• If the device gets wet, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.
• The back and multipurpose jack covers may be loosened slightly if the device is dropped
or receives an impact. Ensure that all the covers are properly aligned and tightly closed.
Otherwise, they may not provide protection from water and dust.
• Always keep the multipurpose jack cover clean and be careful to avoid damaging it.
• If the device has been immersed in water and the microphone is wet, others may not
be able to hear you clearly during a call. Ensure that the microphone is clean and dry by
wiping it with a dry cloth and allowing the device to air-dry.
• Your device has been tested in a controlled environment and shown to be dust and water
resistant in certain circumstances (meets requirements of classification IP67 as described
by the international standard IEC 60529 - Degrees of Protection provided by Enclosures
[IP Code]; test conditions: 15 - 35 °C, 86 - 106 kPa, 1 meter, for 30 minutes). Despite this
classification, your device is not impervious to water damage in any situation.
Buttons
Button
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
Power
• Press and hold for more than 7 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.
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Button
Menu
Home
Back
Volume
Function
• Press to open a list of options available for the current screen.
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Press 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.
• Press to return to the previous screen.
• Press and hold to activate or deactivate Multi Window.
• Press to adjust the device volume.
Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• Battery
• Quick start guide
• 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.
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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.
• Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For
details about service availability, contact your service provider.
1 Remove the back cover.
Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover.
• Do not remove the rubber seal from the inside of the back cover. Doing so can
cause water damage to the device.
• Do not bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
2 Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
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3 Push the SIM or USIM card into the slot until it locks in place.
• 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.
4 Insert the battery.
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5 Replace the back cover.
To close the cover, attach the upper part of the back cover and press firmly on each part
in order. Ensure that all the hooks inside the cover ( 2 ) are properly aligned and tightly
closed.
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• Ensure that there is no foreign material, such as sand or dust, on the rubber seal
area before replacing the back cover.
• To avoid water damage, ensure that the back cover is completely closed by
pressing just below the flash ( 3 ) until you hear a click.
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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
Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. 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.
Charging with the charger
Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor and then plug the end of the USB cable into
the multipurpose jack.
• Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
• Ensure that there is no foreign material, such as sand or dust, on the rubber of the
multipurpose jack cover before replacing the cover.
• Be careful not to damage or detach the multipurpose jack cover. A damaged or
missing cover can result in water damage to the device.
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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:
• 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 the FAT and the exFAT file systems 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 SD memory card 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 → More → 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 → More → 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.
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.
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 or Vibrate.
• Open the notifications panel at the top of the screen, and then tap Sound or 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
HSPA+ network connected
LTE network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
GPS activated
Call in progress
Missed call
Air gesture feature activated
Smart screen feature activated
Synced with the web
Connected to computer
No SIM or USIM card
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Silent mode activated
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Icon
Meaning
Vibration mode activated
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery power level
Using the touch screen
Use only fingers 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.
• 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.
The touch screen may not be active in water.
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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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 → My device → Motions and gestures → Motion, and then drag the
Motion switch to the right.
Excessive shaking or impact to the device may result in unintended inputs. Control
motions properly.
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 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.
Turning over
Turn over the device to mute ringtone or 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.
Palm motions
Use palm motions to control the device by touching the screen.
Before using motions, make sure the palm motion feature is activated. On the Home screen,
tap Apps → Settings → My device → Motions and gestures → Palm motion, and then
drag the Palm motion switch to the right.
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.
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Covering
Cover the screen with a palm to pause media playback.
Air Gesture
Use this feature to control functions without touching the screen.
Before using this feature, make sure the air gesture feature is activated. On the Home screen,
tap Apps → Settings → My device → Motions and gestures → Air gesture, and then drag
the Air gesture switch to the right.
The device may not recognise your gestures if you perform them too far from the
device or while wearing dark-coloured clothes, such as gloves.
Quick glance
When the screen is turned off, move your hand above the sensor to view notifications, missed
calls, new messages, time and date, and more.
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Air jump
While viewing emails or webpages, move your hand up or down across the sensor to scroll
the page up or down.
Air browse
Move your hand to the left or right across the sensor to browse images, webpages, songs, or
memos.
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Air move
Tap and hold an icon with one hand, and then move your other hand to the left or right
across the sensor to move the icon to another location.
While using the daily or weekly calendar, tap and hold an event, and then move your other
hand to the left or right to move the event to another day or week.
Air call-accept
When a call comes in, move your hand to the left, and then to the right across the sensor to
answer the call.
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Air View
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Air view, and then drag the Air
view switch to the right.
Point at an item with your finger to preview the content or view information in a pop-up
window. When you point at an area on a webpage for a few seconds, the device magnifies the
area.
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Samsung Smart Pause
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Smart screen, and then tick
Smart pause.
During video playback, look away from the screen to pause the video. To resume playback,
look at the screen again.
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Samsung Smart Scroll
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Smart screen → Smart scroll,
and then drag the Smart scroll switch to the right.
While viewing emails or webpages, tilt your head downwards or upwards to scroll in that
direction. You can also set the device to scroll up or down while tilting the device forwards or
backwards.
You can enable or disable the signal icon on the screen. When the device recognises the
movements of your head or the device, the icon turns green.
Activating glove mode
Activate this mode to use the touch screen with gloves on.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Display, and then tick High
touch sensitivity.
• Use leather gloves for better recognition while touching the screen. Other types of
material may not be recognised.
• For best results, tap the screen firmly while wearing gloves.
• Unintended touch inputs may occur without gloves in glove mode.
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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 use Multi Window, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Display, and
then tick Multi window.
Using the Multi Window panel
To activate the Multi Window panel, 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
again.
location. To hide the Multi Window panel, tap and hold
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 the left or right edge of the screen to move the panel. When a panel is
hidden, tap and hold the handle and drag it up or down to move the handle.
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Using Multi Window applications
While using Multi Window applications, tap
or
and use one of the following:
• : Switch locations between Multi Window applications.
• : Maximise the window to fit the screen.
• : Close the application.
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.
Quick setting panel
From the quick setting panel, you can view your device’s current settings. Drag down from
the status bar, tap to open the quick setting panel, and then 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 → My
device → Blocking mode.
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• Power saving: Activate or deactivate power-saving mode.
• Screen Mirroring: Activate or deactivate the screen mirroring feature.
• Multi window: Set to use Multi Window.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
To rearrange the options on the notifications panel, open the notifications panel, tap
tap and hold an item, and then drag it to another location.
→
,
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.
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, folders, or pages.
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.
• Page: Create a new page.
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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.
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 the item.
Rearranging panels
Adding a new panel
Press the Menu button, and then tap Edit page →
.
Moving a panel
Press the Menu button, tap Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a
new location.
Removing a panel
Press the Menu button, tap Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to the
rubbish bin at the top of the screen.
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Setting wallpaper
Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen.
On the Home screen, press the Menu button, tap Set wallpaper → Home screen, and then
select one of the following:
• 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.
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 the briefing widget
Tap the briefing widget to preview the calendar events.
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Locked screen
The locked screen prevents the device from unwanted operation when not in use and also
allows you to add convenient widgets.
Adding widgets
To use widgets when the screen is locked, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → My
device → Lock screen, and then tick Multiple widgets.
You cannot use widgets on the locked screen in easy mode.
Drag the widgets panel down to expand it. Scroll right to the last page, tap
a widget to add to the locked screen.
, and then select
Rearranging panels
Moving a panel
Drag the widgets panel down, scroll left or right, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag
it to a new location.
Removing a panel
Drag the widgets panel down, scroll left or right, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag
it to the rubbish bin at the top of the screen.
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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.
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
Press the Menu button, tap Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to a new
location. To move it to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
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Organising with folders
Put related applications together in a folder for convenience.
Press the Menu button, tap Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to Create
folder. Enter a folder 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.
Installing applications
Use application stores, such as Samsung Apps, to download and install applications.
Uninstalling applications
Press the Menu button, 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.
Press the Menu button, tap Share app, select applications, tap Done, and then select a
sharing method. The 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 a category to view tips.
To sort categories by an alphabetical order, tap
To search for keywords, tap
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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 → Alphabets or Numbers and symbols, and then tap Qwerty keyboard or 3x4
keyboard.
On the 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap
repeatedly the key corresponding to the character.
Delete a preceding character.
Set options for the Samsung
keyboard.
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.
Changing the keyboard type
Tap and hold , and then tap to change the keyboard type. Tap and hold
the floating keyboard to another location.
To switch to the fixed keyboard, tap
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Changing language keyboards
Add languages to the keyboard, and then slide the space key left or right to change language
keyboards.
Handwriting
Tap and hold , tap , and then write a word with a finger. Suggested words appear as
characters are entered. Select a suggested word.
Use handwriting gestures to perform actions, such as editing or deleting characters and
inserting spaces. To view the gesture guides, tap and hold , and then tap → Help →
Use handwriting gestures.
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.
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Copying and pasting
Tap and hold over text, drag or to select more or less text, and then tap Copy to copy or
Cut to cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
To paste it into a text entry field, tap and hold at the point where it should be inserted, and
then tap Paste.
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 → Connections → 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 Connect.
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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.
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 →
Accounts → Add account → Google. After that, tap New to sign up, or tap Existing, and
then follow on-screen 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 → Accounts, select an account name under My
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 or the computer
operating system.
• Music: mp3, m4a, mp4, 3gp, 3ga, wma, ogg, oga, aac, and flac
• Image: bmp, gif, jpg, and png
• Video: 3gp, mp4, avi, wmv, flv, asf, webm, 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 → My device → 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 → My device → 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 → My device → 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 → My device → 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 → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock →
Password.
Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password
again to verify it.
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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.
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 → More → 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:
• : Select an equaliser option for use during a call.
• : Deactivate the noise reduction feature that removes background noise so that the
other party can hear you more clearly.
• : Increase the volume.
• Hold: Hold a call. Or press and hold the headset button. Tap Unhold to retrieve the held
call, or press and hold the headset button.
• Add call: Dial a second call.
• Keypad: Open the keypad.
• End call: End the current call.
• 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.
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• Menu button → Contacts: Open the contacts list.
• Menu button → Memo: Create a memo.
• Menu button → Message: Send a message.
• Menu button → Transfer: Connect the first party to the second party. This disconnects
you from the conversation.
• Menu button → Manage conference call: Have a private conversation with one party
during a multiparty call or disconnect one party form the multiparty 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, press the Menu button, 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.
Press the Menu button, tap Call settings → Additional settings → Fixed Dialling Numbers
→ Enable FDN, 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.
Press the Menu button, tap Call settings → Additional settings → Call barring, select a call
type, select a call barring option, and then enter a password.
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Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large 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.
Rejecting a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle, or press and hold the headset button.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the reject message bar upwards. To
create the rejection message, press the Menu button, tap Call settings → Set up call reject
messages.
Automatically rejecting calls from unwanted numbers
Press the Menu button, tap Call settings → Call rejection → Auto reject mode → Auto
reject numbers, and 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, press the Menu button, tap Call settings → Additional settings
→ Call waiting.
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Call forwarding
The device can be set to send incoming calls to a specified number.
Press the Menu button, tap Call settings → Additional settings → Call forwarding, and
then select a call type and condition. Enter a number and tap Enable.
Ending a call
Tap End call to end a call. Or press the headset button.
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.
• End call: End the current call.
• Menu button → Hide me: Hide your image from the other party.
• Menu button → Outgoing image: Select an image to show it to the other party.
• Menu button → Keypad: Open the keypad.
• Menu button → Switch to headset: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to
the device.
• Menu button → Speaker off: Deactivate the speakerphone feature.
• Menu button → Animated emotions: Apply emotional icons to your image.
• Menu button → Theme view: Apply decorative icons to your image.
• Menu button → Enable cartoon view: Change the view mode to the cartoon view.
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Tap and hold the other party’s image to access the following options:
• Capture image: Capture the other party’s image.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Record video: Take a video of the other party’s images.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• 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.
Swapping images
Drag an image of either party onto the other party’s image to swap the images.
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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.
Editing a contact
Select a contact to edit, and then tap
.
Deleting a contact
Press the Menu button, and then tap Delete.
Setting a speed dial number
Press the Menu button, tap Speed dial setting, select a speed dial number, and then select a
contact for it. To 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.
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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.
Displaying contacts
By default, the device shows all saved contacts on the device, the SIM or USIM card, or
another account.
Press the menu button, and then tap Contacts to display, and then select a location where
contacts are saved.
Moving contacts
Moving contacts to Google
Press the Menu button, and then tap Merge accounts → Merge with Google.
Contacts moved to Google Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
Moving contacts to Samsung
Press the Menu button, and then tap Merge accounts → Merge with Samsung.
Contacts moved to Samsung Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
Importing and exporting contacts
Importing contacts
Press the Menu button, and then tap Import/Export → Import from SIM card, Import from
SD card, or Import from USB storage.
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Exporting contacts
Press the Menu button, and then tap Import/Export → Export to SIM card, Export to SD
card, or Export to USB storage.
Sharing contacts
Press the Menu button, tap Import/Export → Share namecard via, select contacts, tap
Done, and then select a sharing method.
Favourite contacts
Press the Menu button, 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.
• Help: Access help information about using contacts.
Contact groups
Adding contacts to a group
Select a group, and then tap
. Select contacts to add, and then tap Done.
Managing groups
Press the Menu button, 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
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• Delete groups: Select user-added groups, and then tap Delete. Default groups cannot be
deleted.
• Help: Access help information about using contacts.
Sending a message or email to a group’s members
Select a group, press the Menu button, 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.
Press the Menu button, tap Share namecard via, and then select a sharing method.
Messaging
Use this application to send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS).
Tap Messaging on the Applications screen.
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.
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Use the following methods to make a multimedia message:
• Tap
and attach images, videos, contacts, memos, events, and others.
• Press the Menu button, and then tap Add subject to enter a subject.
Sending scheduled messages
While composing a message, press the Menu button, and then tap Scheduled message. Set
a time and date, and then 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.
Translating and sending messages
To use the translating feature while composing a message, press the Menu button, tap
Translate, drag the Translate switch to the right, set a language pair, and then tap OK.
Tap to translate the message, and then tap Done. The translated message will replace the
message of the source language.
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.
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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, press the Menu button, and then tap Settings → Add
account.
Sending messages
Tap the email account to use, and then tap
subject, and message, and then tap .
at the bottom of the screen. Enter recipients,
Tap
to add a recipient from the contacts list.
Tap
to attach images, videos, contacts, memos, events, and others.
Tap
to insert images, events, contacts, location information, and others into the message.
Sending scheduled messages
While composing a message, press the Menu button, and then tap Schedule sending. Tick
Schedule sending, set a 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.
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Reading messages
Select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve new
messages, tap .
Tap a message to read.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Mark the message as a reminder.
Open attachments.
Forward the message.
Delete the message.
Reply to all recipients.
Go to the previous or next
message.
Reply to the message.
Tap the attachment tab to open attachments, and then tap Save to save it.
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.
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Sending messages
In any mailbox, tap
, enter recipients, a subject, and a message, and then tap
.
Press the Menu button, and then tap Attach picture to attach images.
Press the Menu button, and then tap Attach video to attach videos.
Press the Menu button, and then tap Add Cc/Bcc to add more recipients.
Press the Menu button, and then tap Save draft to save the message for later delivery.
Press the Menu button, and then tap Discard to start over.
Reading messages
Mark the message as a reminder.
Reply to this message.
Reply to all recipients or forward
this message to others.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Preview attachment.
Keep this message for long-term
storage.
Mark the message as unread.
Add a label to this message.
Delete this message.
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
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Talk (Hangouts)
Use this application to chat with others.
Tap Talk (Hangouts) on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a friend from the friends list or enter data to search and select a friend from the results
to start chatting.
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.
Tap
to use other social network features.
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. To use this application, you must sign in to your
Samsung account.
Tap ChatON on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Create a buddies list by entering phone numbers or Samsung account email addresses, or by
selecting buddies from the list of suggestions. Alternatively, tap Contact sync to manually
sync contacts from the device.
Tap Chats → Start chat and select a buddy to start chatting.
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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.
Press the Menu button to share, save, or print the current webpage while viewing a webpage.
To change the search engine, tap the address field, and then tap the search engine icon next
to the web address.
Opening a new page
Press the Menu button, and then tap New window.
To go to another webpage, tap
, scroll up or down, and tap the page to select it.
Bookmarks
To bookmark the current webpage, tap
→ Add bookmark.
To open a bookmarked webpage, tap , and then select one.
History
Press the Menu button, and then tap History to open a webpage from the list of recentlyvisited webpages. To clear the history, press the Menu button, and then tap Clear history.
Links
Tap and hold a link on the webpage to open it in a new page, save, or copy.
To view saved links, use Downloads. (p. 111)
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Sharing webpages
To share a webpage address with others, press the Menu button, and then tap Share via.
To share a part of a webpage, tap and hold the desired text, and then tap Share.
Chrome
Use this application to search for information and browse webpages.
Tap Chrome on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Viewing webpages
Tap the address field, and then enter a web address or search criteria.
Opening a new page
Tap
→ New tab.
To go to another webpage, tap
→ a webpage.
Searching the web by voice
Tap the address field, tap , speak a keyword, and then select one of the suggested keywords
that appear.
Syncing with other devices
Sync open tabs and bookmarks to use with Chrome on another device, when you are logged
in with the same Google account.
To view open tabs on other devices, press the Menu button, and then tap Other devices.
Select a webpage to open.
To view bookmarks, 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 → Connections →
Bluetooth, and then drag the Bluetooth switch to the right.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → Bluetooth → Scan, and
detected devices are listed. Select the device you want to pair with, and then accept the autogenerated 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 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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Screen Mirroring
Use this feature to connect your device to a large screen with an AllShare Cast dongle or
HomeSync and then share your contents. You can also use this feature with other devices that
support the Wi-Fi Miracast feature.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Miracast-enabled devices that do not support High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection (HDCP) may not be compatible with this feature.
• Some files may be buffered during playback, depending on the network
connection.
• To save energy, deactivate this feature when not in use.
• If you specify a Wi-Fi frequency, AllShare Cast dongles or HomeSync 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.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → Screen Mirroring, and then
drag the Screen Mirroring switch to the right. Select a device, open or play a file, and then
control the display with the keys on your device. To connect to a device using a PIN, tap and
hold the device name to enter the PIN.
Samsung Link
Use this application to play contents saved on various devices over the Internet. You can play
and send multimedia files on your device to another device or web storage service.
To use this application, you must sign in to your Samsung account and register two or more
devices. The registration methods may vary depending on the device type. To get more
details, press the Menu button, and then tap Help.
Tap Samsung Link on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
When opening this application, recent contents from all your registered devices will appear.
You can browse and play them. To start sharing files, scroll to DEVICES & STORAGE and select
an option.
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Sending files
Send files to other devices or upload them to web storage services.
Select a device, tap
, select files, tap Done, and then select a device or web storage.
Sharing files
Select a device or web storage, tap
method.
, select files, tap Done, and then select a sharing
Playing files on a remote device
Select a device or web storage, tap
, select a file, 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 service
Select a web storage service, and then view and manage your files.
To download files from a web storage service, tap , select files, and then tap Done.
To register web storage services to the device, press the Menu button, tap Settings →
Registered storage → , and then select a web storage service.
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Group Play
Use this application to share screens with multiple devices. Create or join a Group Play
session, and then share images, documents, or music.
Tap Group Play on the Applications screen.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• While using this application, you cannot use the Internet.
Creating a group for Group Play
Tap Create group, set a password, and then use the following features:
• Share music: Select music files to share. You can connect two or more devices and use
them to achieve a sound effect.
• Share pictures: Select images to share.
• Share documents: Select documents to share.
• Play games: Play online games with friends.
Tap and write a note or draw on the screen. All participants can see what you create.
Tap
to view all shared images in mosaic layout.
Tap
to select more images or documents.
Tap
to view the group participants.
Joining Group Play
• Tap Join group, select a Group Play session to join, and then enter the password for the
group. Select a media category and the content that is currently being shared will appear
on the device.
• Activate the NFC feature. On the Home screen, touch the back of your device to the back
of another device that is opening a session.
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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 battery contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the battery 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 → Connections → NFC.
Drag the NFC switch to the right.
Reading information from an NFC tag
Place the NFC antenna area on the back of your 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 NFC antenna area on 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 → Connections → 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 this feature to send data, such as 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 → Connections → 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.
WatchON
Use this application to connect to a TV to watch your favourite shows and movies.
Tap WatchON on the Applications screen.
You must first connect the device to a network and ensure that the device’s infrared port is
facing the TV.
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Connecting to a TV
Connect to a TV to display the device’s screen onto a large surface and control the TV
remotely with the device.
Select a country and a region. Tap → Set Up Now, and then follow the on-screen
instructions to register the TV to the device. The steps vary depending on the options you
choose.
To connect to other devices, press the Menu button, and then tap Settings → My room →
Add devices.
Watching TV
Select from the TV programme suggestions based on your choice when registering a TV or
select a category at the top of the screen. Select a TV programme and then tap Watch now.
The selected programme will show up on the connected TV.
Tap and open the control panel to control the TV.
Setting programme reminders
Tap the time at the bottom of the screen and select a time for a TV programme you want to
watch. Select a programme, tap Reminder, and then set an alarm time to remind you of the
TV programme.
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Music
Use this application to listen to music.
Tap Music 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 method used.
Playing music
Select a music category, and then select a song to play.
Tap the album image at the bottom of the screen to open the music player screen.
Adjust the volume.
Scan DLNA-enabled devices.
Set the file as your favourite
song.
Turn on shuffle.
Change the repeat mode.
Hide the music player screen.
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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To listen to songs at equal volume levels, press the Menu button, and then tap Settings →
Smart Volume.
When Smart Volume is activated, the volume may end up louder than the device
volume level. Use caution to avoid long-term exposure to loud sounds to prevent
damage to your hearing.
To set a personalised sound while listening to songs with a headset, press the Menu button,
and then tap Settings → Adapt Sound → On. When you turn the volume up to level 14 or
higher, the adapt sound option is not applied to music playback. If you turn the volume down
to level 13 or lower, the option is reapplied.
Setting a song as ringtone
To use the currently-playing song as ringtone, press the Menu button, and then tap Set as →
Phone ringtone.
Creating playlists
Make an own selection of songs.
Tap Playlists, press the Menu button, and then tap Create playlist. Enter a title and tap OK.
Tap Add music, select songs to include, and then tap OK.
To add the currently-playing song to a playlist, press the Menu button, and then tap Add to
playlist.
Playing music by mood
Play music grouped by mood. The playlist is automatically created by the device. When a new
song is added, tap Music square, press the Menu button, and then tap Library update.
Tap Music square and select a cell of mood. Or select multiple cells by dragging your finger.
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Camera
Use this application to take photos or videos.
Use Gallery to view photos and videos taken with the device’s camera. (p. 81)
Tap Camera on the Applications screen.
• The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• Make sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in
some modes that require high resolutions.
• The touch screen may not be active in water. Use the Volume button to take a
photo or video under water. (p. 80)
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.
Taking photos
Taking a photo
Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. When the subject is in
to take the photo.
focus, the focus frame turns green. Tap
Indicates which
shooting mode is in
use.
View more options.
Switch between the
front and rear
camera.
Start taking a video.
Change the
shooting mode.
Open Gallery to
view photos and
videos.
Select among
various effects that
are available.
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Shooting mode
Several photo effects are available.
Tap MODE, and then scroll up or down the screen at the right side of the screen.
• Auto: Use this to allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal
mode for the photo.
• Beauty face: Take a photo with lightened faces for gentler images.
• Best photo: Take a series of photos, and then save the best one.
• Continuous shot: Take a series of photos of moving subjects.
• 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.
• Sound & shot: Use this to take a photo with sound.
Tap
to take a photo. The device records a few seconds of audio after taking a photo.
While taking photos in this mode, sound is recorded by the internal microphone.
• Drama: Use this to take a series of photos and combine them to create an image that
shows trails of the movement.
To get the best shot, follow these tips. The device may not take photos properly in other
shooting conditions.
– – Hold the camera steady and remain still while taking photos.
– – Take photos of a subject that is moving in one direction.
– – Take photos with backgrounds that are free of moving objects.
– – Avoid taking photos of a subject and background with similar colours.
– – Avoid taking photos of a subject that is too close or too far away to fit within the
viewfinder or that is too long such as a bus or a train.
• Animated photo: Use this to create animated photos from a video.
• Rich tone (HDR): Use this to take a photo with an improved contrast ratio.
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• Eraser: Use this to erase the movements of moving subjects in the background.
Tap
to take a series of photos. The device erases traces of movement from a moving
subject. To restore the original photo, tap Show moving objects, and then tap the
highlighted area.
To get the best shot, follow these tips.
– – Hold the camera steady and remain still while taking photos.
– – Avoid taking photos of a subject and background with similar colours.
– – When taking photos of a subject that is moving very little or moving a great deal, the
camera may not recognise all of the movements.
– – If there are multiple subjects moving in the background, the camera may not
recognise all of the movement.
• Panorama: Take a photo composed of many photos strung together.
To get the best shot, follow these tips.
– – Move the camera slowly in one direction.
– – Keep the camera’s viewfinder within the guide frame.
– – Avoid taking photos of a subject in front of unrecognisable backgrounds, such as
empty skies or plain walls.
• Sports: Use this setting for fast-moving subjects.
• Night: Use this setting for images taken in darker conditions.
• Aqua: Use this mode to take a photo or video under water. Press the Volume button up or
down to take a photo or video. You can specify the action for the Volume button.
Panoramic photos
A panoramic photo is a wide landscape image consisting of multiple shots.
Tap MODE → Panorama.
Tap
and move the camera in one direction. When the blue frame aligns with the
viewfinder, the camera automatically takes another shot in a panoramic sequence. To stop
.
shooting, tap
If the viewfinder is out of the direction, the device stops shooting.
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Taking videos
Taking a video
Tap
to take a video. To pause recording, tap
. To stop recording, tap
.
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
.
The zoom function may not be available when recording at the highest resolution.
Recording mode
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.
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Zooming in and out
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 in/out effect is available when using the zoom feature while shooting
video.
Share shot
Tap
→
, and then select one of the following:
• Share shot: Send a photo directly to another device via Wi-Fi Direct or NFC.
• 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.
• ChatON photo share: Send a photo to another device via ChatON.
• Remote viewfinder: Set a device to control the camera remotely.
Controlling the camera remotely
Set a device as a viewfinder to control the camera remotely.
→ → Remote viewfinder, and then connect the device and the camera using
Tap
to take a photo remotely using the device as a viewfinder.
Wi-Fi Direct or NFC. Tap
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Configuring settings for Camera
→ to configure settings for Camera. Not all of the following options are available
Tap
in both still camera and video camera modes. The available options vary depending on the
mode used.
• Photo size / Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. But it
takes up more memory.
• Face detection: Set the device to recognise people’s faces and help you take photos of
them.
• 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.
• 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.
• Anti shake: Activate or deactivate anti-shake. Anti-shake helps focus when the camera is
moving.
• Save as: Set the device to delete the original photo when taking photos with rich tone
mode.
• GPS tag: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo. Activate this feature when taking photos
to create albums in Story Album.
• 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.
• Review: Briefly display photos taken.
• Volume key: Set the device to use the Volume button to control the shutter or zoom
function.
• Timer: Use this for delayed-time shots.
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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.
• Exposure value: Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the
camera’s sensor receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
• Guidelines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Flash: Activate or deactivate the flash.
• Voice control: Set the camera to take photos with voice commands.
• Contextual filename: Set the camera to display contextual tags. Activate this to use Tag
Buddy in Gallery and Story Album.
• Save as flipped: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original scene.
• Storage: Select the memory location for storage.
• Reset: Reset the camera settings.
Shortcuts
Reorganise shortcuts for easy access to the camera’s various options.
Press the Menu button, and then tap Edit quick settings.
Tap and hold an option and drag it to a slot at the top 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 the encoding method used.
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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.
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 → My device → Motions and gestures → Motion,
drag the Motion switch to the right, and then turn on the switch for each feature.
To stop using a motion feature, turn off the switch for the feature.
Playing videos
Video files show the
icon on the preview. Select a video to watch it and tap
.
Trimming segments of a video
Select a video, and then tap . Move the start bracket to the desired starting point, move the
end bracket to the desired ending point, and then save the video.
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Editing images
When viewing an image, press the Menu button and use the following functions:
• Favourite: Add the image to favourites.
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current folder.
• Photo frame: Use this to write a note below the image. The edited image is saved in the
Photo frame folder.
• Photo note: Use this to write a note on the back of the image. Tap
to edit the note.
• Copy to clipboard: Copy to clipboard.
• Print: Print the image via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with
some Samsung printers.
• Rename: Rename the file.
• Buddy photo share: Send the image to a person whose face is tagged in the image.
• Rotate left: Rotate anticlockwise.
• Rotate right: Rotate clockwise.
• Crop: Resize the blue frame to crop and save the image in it.
• Detect text: Launch Optical Reader to extract text from the image.
• Scan for nearby devices: Search for devices that have media sharing activated.
• Set as: Set the image as wallpaper or a contact image.
• Details: View image details.
• Settings: Change the Gallery settings.
Modifying images
When viewing an image, tap
and use the following functions:
• Rotate: Rotate the image.
• Crop: Crop the image.
• Colour: Adjust the saturation or brightness of the image.
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• Effect: Apply effects to the image.
• Portrait: Correct red-eye, adjust and retouch faces, or make background blurry.
• Sticker: Attach stickers.
• Drawing: Draw on the image.
• Frame: Apply frames to the image.
Favourite images
When viewing an image, press the Menu button, and then tap Favourite to add the image to
the favourites list.
Deleting images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, press the Menu button, and then 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, press the Menu button, and then tap Select item, select images by ticking,
and then tap to send them to others.
• When viewing an image, tap
to send it to others or share it via social network services.
Setting as wallpaper
When viewing an image, press the Menu button, and then tap Set as to set the image as
wallpaper or to assign it to a contact.
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Tagging faces
Press the Menu button, tap Settings, and then tick Face tag. A yellow frame appears around
the recognised face on an image. 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
Press the Menu button, and then tap Settings → Tag buddy, and then drag the Tag buddy
switch to the right to display a contextual tag (weather, location, date, and person’s name)
when opening an image.
Story Album
Use this application to create your own digital album to keep your stories by organising the
images neatly and automatically.
Tap Story Album on the Applications screen.
Creating story albums
Tap Create album → By tag information to create a story album automatically. Select
criteria, and then tap Find pictures. Enter a title for the album, select a theme, and then tap
Create album.
To create it manually, tap Create album → From Gallery.
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Creating recommended albums
When you take photos at one location, the device automatically sorts your photos into
albums based on your specified criteria and suggests making the new albums.
Press the Menu button, tap Settings → Home city, and then set a method for recognising
your location. Select an album type and set a minimum number of photos.
When you take photos that meet the criteria you set, the device will suggest making an
album.
Tap Create album → From suggestions. Select an album, enter a title for the album, and
then tap Create album.
The device will recommend making story albums when you surpass the preset
number of photos in a single day.
Viewing story albums
Select a story album. The cover image appears on the first page. Scroll left or right to view
images in the story album.
When viewing an image, press the Menu button and use the following functions:
• Add content: Add more content to the album.
• Remove content: Delete content on the album.
• Edit: Change the page layout or edit the images on the current page.
• Change theme: Change the theme for the page layout.
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current album.
• Share via: Send the album to others.
• Print: Print the album via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with
some Samsung printers.
• Order photo book: Place an order for a printed album.
• Export: Export the album to other storage locations.
• Delete album: Delete the album.
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Editing images
Tap the image of the page in an album.
To add a caption, tap
.
To send the image to others, tap
To delete the image, tap
.
.
To apply effects to the image, tap
.
To start a slideshow, press the Menu button, and then tap Slideshow → Start slideshow.
To set the image as an album cover image, press the Menu button, and then tap Set as cover.
To rotate the image anticlockwise, press the Menu button, and then tap Rotate left.
To rotate the image clockwise, press the Menu button, and then tap Rotate right.
Video
Use this application to play video files.
Tap Video 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 the encoding method used.
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Playing videos
Select a video to play.
Scan DLNA-enabled
devices.
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
Press the Menu button, tap Delete, select videos by ticking, and then tap Delete.
Sharing videos
Press the Menu button, tap Share via, select videos by ticking, tap Done, and then select a
sharing method.
Using Popup Video player
Use this feature to use other applications without closing the video player. While watching
videos, tap to use the pop-up player.
Spread two fingers apart on the screen to enlarge the player or pinch to reduce it. To move
the player, drag the player to another location.
Purchasing videos
Tap Download → Go to store, and then select a video.
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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.
Send the URL to
others.
Pause or resume
playback.
Move forwards or
backwards by
dragging the bar.
Change display
quality.
Sharing videos
Select the video to view, tap
, and then select a sharing method.
Uploading videos
Select your account, tap
, select a video, enter information for the video, and then tap
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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, select news topics, and then tap Build
Your Flipboard.
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.
• : Set the article as your likes in Facebook.
• : Add the article to the favourites list in Twitter.
• : View others’ comments about the article.
• : Share the article via Twitter.
• : Share the article with others.
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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 → More → Security → Unknown sources.
Uninstalling applications
Uninstall the applications purchased from Play Store.
Press the Menu button, tap My apps, select an application to delete in the list of installed
applications, and then tap Uninstall.
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Samsung Hub
Use this application to purchase and download multimedia content. You can also manage the
content on the device.
Tap Samsung Hub on the Applications screen.
Purchasing multimedia content
Select a service category, select media content, and then complete the purchase process.
Managing content on the device
Select a service category, scroll left, and then manage content on the device.
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.
Installing applications
Browse applications by category. Tap CATEGORY to select a category.
To search for an application, tap
search field.
at the top of the screen, and then enter a keyword in the
Select an application to view information. To download it, tap Free. 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.
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Play Music
Use this application to listen to music from the device or 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.
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S Memo
Use this application to create a memo using images and voice recordings.
Tap S Memo on the Applications screen.
Composing memos
Create memos with enriched content by drawing sketches with your finger or adding images
or voice memos.
Tap
to write or draw on the screen, or tap
to enter text with the keyboard.
Undo and redo the last action.
Jot down or draw a memo.
Enter a memo.
Erase the memo.
Make a voice recording to insert.
Append another page to the
current memo.
Insert a multimedia file.
Switch to view mode.
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When jotting down a memo, tap
colour.
once more to change the pen type, line thickness, or pen
When erasing the handwritten memo, tap
Clear all to clear the memo.
once more to change the eraser size or tap
Save the current setting as a pen
profile.
Change the pen type.
Change the line thickness.
Change the pen colour.
View more colours.
To change the sheet background, press the Menu button, and then tap Change background.
To add tags, press the Menu button, and then tap Add tag.
Inserting multimedia files or a voice recording
Tap
to insert multimedia files. Tap
to insert a voice recording.
Browsing memos
Browse memo thumbnails by scrolling up or down.
To search for a memo, press the Menu button, and then tap Search.
To delete memos, press the Menu button, and then tap Delete.
To sort memos by date, title, tag, or others, press the Menu button, and then tap Sort by.
To change the view mode, press the Menu button, and then tap List view.
To create a memo by importing a file, press the Menu button, and then tap Import.
To export memos as another file format, press the Menu button, and then tap Export.
To create a folder, press the Menu button, and then tap Create folder.
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To change the order of memos, press the Menu button, and then tap Change order.
To move memos to another folder, press the Menu button, and then tap Move.
To copy memos, press the Menu button, and then tap Copy.
To change the S Memo settings, press the Menu button, and then tap Settings.
To access help information for S Memo, press the Menu button, and then tap Help.
To back up or restore memos to or from the USB storage, press the Menu button, and then
tap Backup and restore.
Viewing a memo
Tap the memo thumbnail to open it.
To delete memos, press the Menu button, and then tap Delete.
To send the memo to others, press the Menu button, and then tap Share via.
To save the memo as an image file or a PDF file, press the Menu button, and then tap Export.
To add the memo as your favourites list, press the Menu button, and then tap Add to
Favourites.
To save the memo as an event, press the Menu button, and then tap Create event.
To set the memo as a widget or wallpaper for the Home screen, press the Menu button, and
then tap Set as.
To print the memo via a USB or Wi-Fi connection, press the Menu button, and then tap Print.
The device is only compatible with some Samsung printers.
To edit the memo, tap
.
To play the voice recording, tap
.
S Planner
Use this application to manage events and tasks.
Tap S Planner on the Applications screen.
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Creating events or tasks
Tap
, and then use one of the following methods:
• Add event: Enter an event with an optional repeat setting.
• Add task: Enter a task with an optional priority setting.
• Add memo: Create a handwritten memo to attach to the date.
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 Memo. Tap Memos, 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.
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Attaching memos to a date
Tap and hold a date to select it and the memo pad appears.
Syncing with Google Calendar
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Google under My accounts → a
Google account → Sync Calendar. To manually sync for updating, on the Applications screen,
tap S Planner, press the Menu button, and then tap Sync.
To display synced event or tasks, press the Menu button, tap Calendars → Display, tick the
Google account, and then tap Done.
Changing calendar type
Select one from among different types of calendars including year, month, week, and others
at the right side of the screen. 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.
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Searching for events
Press the Menu button, 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, press the Menu button, and then tap Delete.
Sharing events
Select an event, press the Menu button, and then 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.
Once Dropbox is activated, photos and videos taken with the device’s camera are uploaded to
Dropbox automatically. To view the uploaded photos or videos, tap . To share or delete files
or create albums, tap , and then select files.
To upload files to Dropbox, tap , press the Menu button, and then tap Upload here →
Photos or videos or Other files. To open files in Dropbox, select a file.
While viewing images or videos, tap
favourites list, tap .
to add it to the favourites list. To open files in the
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Cloud
Use this feature to sync files or back up settings and application data with your Samsung
account or Dropbox.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Cloud.
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 Backup to back up or restore data with your Samsung account.
Syncing with Dropbox
Tap Link Dropbox 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.
• Location alarm: Set a location. The alarm goes off only when you are in the location.
• Snooze: Set an interval and the number of times for the alarm to repeat after the preset
time.
• Smart alarm: Set a time for the alarm to go off before the preset time.
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Stopping alarms
Drag outside the large circle to stop an alarm. Drag
the alarm after a specified length of time.
outside the large circle to repeat
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 and hold the clock, 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
rotation is disabled, press the Menu button, and then tap Scientific calculator.
To see calculation history, tap
to hide the keypad.
To clear history, press the Menu button, and then tap Clear history.
To change the character size for history, press the Menu button, and then tap Text size.
S Health
Use this application to monitor your health.
Tap S Health on the Applications screen.
Setting profile
Tap Next, read and agree to the terms and conditions, and then tap Next. Enter your physical
statistics and then tap Start.
Based on your physical statistics, the device calculates your basal metabolic rate
(BMR) and recommends a daily caloric intake. The recommendation may not be
accurate for all ages, body compositions, or nutritional needs.
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Checking your health information
You can view your information on the health board screen. Select one of the following to
view details:
• Calories burnt: View how many calories you have burned.
• Calorie intake: View how many calories you have ingested.
Managing calories
Tap → Walking mate to count your steps, or tap Exercise mate and enter your exercise
history. You can view consumed calories. To view exercise history on a graph, tap the icon at
the bottom right.
• You may experience a brief delay while the walking mate monitors your steps and
then displays your step count.
• If you use the walking mate while travelling by car or train, vibration may affect
your step count.
Tap → Food tracker and enter the foods you have eaten. You can view your calorie intake.
To view calorie history on a graph, tap the icon at the bottom right.
Managing vital statistics
Tap → Weight, and then enter a value.
You can view current statistics. To view statistic history on a graph, tap the icon at the bottom
right.
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Configuring settings for S Health
Tap → Settings, and then select one of the following:
• Edit profile: Edit your physical statistics.
• Security: Set a PIN to lock or unlock S Health.
• Unit settings: Set unit options.
• Lock time zone: Set to leave the time zone setting unchanged when moving across time
zones.
• Select time zone: Set the time zone.
• Calories burnt shortcut: Set a menu to move when you tap Calories burnt on the health
board screen.
• Compatible products: View and manage device connections.
• Reset data: Reset S Health data.
• Check for updates: Check the current version of S Health.
• Terms of use: View the terms and conditions, including personal information and data
retention policies.
• About S Health: View information about S Health.
S Translator
Use this application to translate text into other languages.
Tap S Translator on the Applications screen.
Using S Translator
Set the source and target languages, enter text in the input field, and then tap
To add a language pair to your favourites list, tap
To send a language pair to others, tap
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Starting a conversation with the translator
Tap the buttons at the bottom of the screen to communicate with another person via spoken
translation.
Tap Speak for your language, and then speak into the microphone. The device will translate
in the target language field to let the device read the translation out
what you say. Tap
loud.
Then, tap Speak for the language of the person you are talking with and let the person reply
in the source language field
in their language. The device will translate what they say. Tap
to let the device read it back to you.
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
Change the recording quality.
Recording elapsed time
Start recording.
Display the list of voice memos.
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Playing voice memos
Select a voice memo to play.
• : Trim the voice memo.
• : Adjust the playback speed.
• : Pause playback.
• /
: Skip 60 seconds backwards or forwards.
• /
: Skip to the previous or next voice memo.
To send a voice memo to others, press the Menu button, tap Share via, and then select a
sharing method.
Managing voice memos
In the list of voice memos, press the Menu button and select one of the following:
• Share via: Select voice memos to send, and then select a sharing method.
• 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, press the Menu button, and then tap Settings → Contextual
filename → On.
S Voice
Use this application to command the device by voice to dial a number, send a message, write
a memo, and more.
Tap S Voice on the Applications screen. Alternatively, press the Home button twice.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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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.
Driving mode
In driving mode, the device will read content aloud when you have incoming calls, messages,
and notifications so you can use the device without hands while driving. For example, the
device will read aloud the caller’s name or phone number when a call comes in.
To activate driving mode, say “Driving mode on.”
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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.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Searching the device
Tap the search field, and then enter a keyword. Alternatively, tap , and then speak a
keyword.
If no results are returned from the applications, the web browser appears, displaying the
search results.
Searching with images
To search with an image, press the Menu button, and then tap Search with camera. Aim the
rear camera at an image, and then tap .
Search scope
To select what applications to search, press the Menu button, and then tap Settings →
Phone search, and then tick the 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, press the Menu button, and then tap Settings → Google Now.
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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.
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 .
. To return to the root
In a folder, press the Menu button, and then use one of the following options:
• Select all: Select all files to apply the same option to them at once.
• 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.
Adding shortcuts to folders
Add a shortcut of frequently-used folders to the root directory. Press the Menu button, tap
Add shortcut, enter a shortcut name, select a folder, and then tap Set here.
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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.
Select a file to open it with an appropriate application.
To sort the files by size, tap Sort by size.
To sort the files by date, tap Sort by date.
TripAdvisor
Use this application to get travel information such as destination or hotel. You can also book
for a room and share your reviews with others.
Tap TripAdvisor on the Applications screen.
Optical Reader
Use this application to scan or extract text or data from images, documents, business cards, or
QR codes.
Tap Optical Reader on the Applications screen.
To select languages to recognise, press the Menu button, and then tap Language settings.
Scanning text
Aim the pointer at an image, document, or QR code.
• Text: View the definition of extracted words.
• Business cards: Make calls or send messages from the scanned contact information.
• QR codes: View information for QR codes.
• Some QR codes may not be recognised.
• The following types of text may not be recognised: handwriting, small fonts,
graphic fonts, cursive text, or text in images.
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Extracting and translating text
Tap , and then select the languages to translate. Aim the rear camera at some text, and
then tap to capture an image of the text.
To capture a large text image that does not fit within the viewfinder, tap
image in multiple sections.
• Tap the highlighted word to translate it.
• Tap
to extract the text from the image.
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to capture the
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.
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, press the Menu button 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.
• Directions: Get directions for the location.
• Layers: Overlay multiple layers including satellite images, traffic information, and more.
• Settings: Change the map settings.
• Help: View information about using the map.
To view current location, tap .
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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.
To add a place category, press the Menu button on the category list, tap Add a search, and
then enter a keyword to search into the text field.
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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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Settings
About Settings
Use this application to configure the device, set application options, and add accounts.
Tap Settings on the Applications screen.
Connections
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, press the Menu button.
• 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.
• Help: Access help information for Wi-Fi.
Setting Wi-Fi sleep policy
Tap Wi-Fi, press the Menu button, and then tap Advanced → Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
When the screen is turned off, 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.
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Setting Network notification
The device can detect open Wi-Fi networks and display an icon on the status bar to notify
when available.
Tap Wi-Fi, press the Menu button, tap Advanced, and then tick Network notification to
activate this feature.
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects two devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access
point.
Tap Wi-Fi → Wi-Fi Direct.
Bluetooth
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
To use more options, press the Menu button.
• Visibility timeout: Set duration that the device is visible.
• Received files: View received files via the Bluetooth feature.
• Help: Access help information for Bluetooth.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount, and customise the settings for the limitation.
• Mobile data: Set the device 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, press the Menu button.
• Data roaming: Set the device to use data connections when you are roaming.
• Restrict background data: Set the device 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.
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Settings
• Show Wi-Fi usage: Set the device to show your data usage via Wi-Fi.
• Mobile hotspots: Select Wi-Fi hotspots to prevent applications that are running in the
background from using them.
More networks
Customise settings to control networks.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
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).
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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.
• NFC payment: Set the default payment method.
S Beam
Activate the S Beam feature to send data, such as videos, images, and documents, to devices
that support NFC and Wi-Fi Direct.
Nearby devices
• File sharing: Activate media sharing to allow other DLNA-enabled devices to access
media files on your device.
• Shared contents: Set the device to share your content with other devices.
• 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 the device to accept uploads from other devices.
Screen Mirroring
Activate the screen mirroring feature and share your display with others.
Kies via Wi-Fi
Connect the device to Samsung Kies via a Wi-Fi network.
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My device
Lock screen
Change settings for the locked screen. Available options may vary, depending on the screen
lock feature selected.
• Screen lock: Activate the screen lock feature. The following options may vary depending
on the screen lock feature selected.
• Multiple widgets: Set the device to allow use of widgets on the locked screen.
• Lock screen widgets:
– – Favourite apps or Camera: Set the device to show shortcuts for each application or
launch the camera application automatically when you swipe panels to the left on the
locked screen.
– – Clock or personal message: Set the device to show a clock or personal message on
the locked screen. The following options may vary, depending on your selection.
For a personal message:
– – Edit personal message: Edit the personal message.
For a clock:
– – Dual clock: Set the device to show the dual clock.
– – Clock size: Change the size of the clock.
– – Show date: Set the device to show the date with the clock.
– – Owner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock.
• Shortcuts: Set the device to show and edit application shortcuts on the locked screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Unlock effect: Select an effect when you unlock the screen.
• Help text: Set the device to show the help text on the locked screen.
• 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.
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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.
• Notification panel: Customise the items that appear on the notifications panel.
• Multi window: Set the device to use Multi Window.
• Screen mode:
– – Adapt display: Use this mode for optimising the display according to the display
settings.
– – Dynamic: Use this mode to make the display tone more vivid.
– – Standard: Use this mode for normal surroundings.
– – Movie: Use this mode for dim surroundings, such as in a dark room.
• 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.
• Daydream: Set the device to launch a screensaver when your device is connected to a
desktop dock or charging.
• Font style: Change the font type for display text.
• Font size: Change the font size.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.
• Edit after screen capture: Set the device to edit the screenshot after capturing it.
• High touch sensitivity: Set the device to increase the sensitivity so you can use the touch
screen with gloves on.
Depending on the type of material you wear while touching the device, some
commands may not be recognised.
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Settings
LED indicator
• Charging: Set the device to turn on the notification light while you are charging the
battery.
• Low battery: Set the device to turn on the notification light when the battery is low.
• Notifications: Set the device to turn on the notification light when you have missed calls,
messages, or notifications.
• Voice recording: Set the device to turn on the notification light when you record voice
memos.
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.
• Ringtones: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.
• Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.
• Default notification sound: Select a ringtone for events, such as incoming messages and
missed calls.
• Vibrate when ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Dialling keypad tone: 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.
• Adapt Sound: Personalise the sound for the ear you use most during calls or while
listening to music.
Home screen mode
Select a Home screen mode (standard or easy).
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Call
Customise the settings for calling features.
• Call rejection: Reject calls from specified phone numbers automatically. Add phone
numbers to the reject list.
• Set up call reject messages: Add or edit the message sent when you reject a call.
• Answering/ending calls:
– – The home key answers calls: Set the device to answer an incoming call when
pressing the Home button.
– – Voice control: Set the device to answer or reject an incoming call with voice
commands.
– – The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when pressing the Power
button.
• Turn off screen during calls: Set the device to turn on the proximity sensor during a call.
• Call alerts:
– – Answer vibration: Set the device to vibrate when the other party answers a call.
– – Call-end vibration: Set the device to vibrate when the other party ends a call.
– – Call connect tone: Activate or deactivate the call connection tone.
– – Minute minder: Activate or deactivate the minute minder tone.
– – Call end tone: Activate or deactivate the call disconnection tone.
– – Alerts during calls: Set the device to alert you to events during a call.
• Call accessories:
– – Automatic answering: Set the device to answer automatically after a specified period
(available only when a headset is connected).
– – Automatic answering timer: Select the length of time that the device waits before
answering calls.
– – Outgoing call conditions: Set the device to allow outgoing calls with a Bluetooth
headset, even when your device is locked.
– – Outgoing call type: Select the type of outgoing calls to make you use a Bluetooth
headset.
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• Additional settings:
– – Caller ID: Display your caller ID to other parties for outgoing calls.
– – Call forwarding: Divert incoming calls to another number.
– – Auto area code: Set the device to insert a prefix (area or country code) automatically
before a phone number.
– – Call barring: Block incoming or outgoing calls.
– – Call waiting: Allow incoming call alerts when a call is in progress.
– – Auto redial: Activate auto redial for calls that were not connected or that were cut off.
– – Fixed Dialling Numbers: Activate or deactivate FDN mode to restrict calls to numbers
in the FDN list. Enter the PIN2 supplied with your SIM or USIM card.
• Ringtones and keypad tones:
– – Ringtones: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.
– – Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.
– – Vibrate when ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
– – Keypad tones: Set the device to sound when tapping the buttons on the keypad.
• Personalise call sound: Select a type of call sound to use with a headset.
• Noise reduction: Set the device to remove background noise so that the other party can
hear you more clearly.
• Increase volume in pocket: Set the device to raise the ringtone volume when the device
is in an enclosed, such as a bag or pocket.
• Video call image: Select an image to be shown to the other party.
• Use call fail options: Choose to try a voice call when a video call fails to connect.
• Voicemail service: Select or set your voicemail service provider.
• Voicemail settings: Enter the number to access the voicemail service. Obtain this number
from the service provider.
• Sound: Select a ringtone to alert you to new voicemails.
• Vibrate: Set the device to vibrate when voicemails are received.
• Accounts: Set the device to accept IP calls and set up your accounts for IP call services.
• Use Internet calling: Set whether to use IP call services for all calls or only for IP calls.
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Blocking mode
Select which notifications will be blocked or set to allow notifications for calls from specified
contacts in blocking mode.
Driving mode
Activate driving mode to set the device to read contents aloud and specify applications to
use in driving mode.
Safety assistance
Set the device to send a message to recipients in an emergency. Press and hold the Volume
up button and the Volume down button for 3 seconds to send the message.
• Edit emergency message: Edit the message that will be sent when you are in an
emergency.
• Send emergency pictures: Set the device to take photos and send them along with the
message to the recipients.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Message interval: Set an interval for resending the message.
• Emergency contacts: Select or edit the recipients for the message.
Torch light
Change the torch settings.
• Torch light: Turn on the flash to use it as a torch.
• Torch light time-out: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the torch.
Power saving mode
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.
• Turn off haptic feedback: Set the device to turn off the vibration when touching keys.
• Learn about Power saving mode: Discover how to reduce battery consumption.
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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 the device 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.
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:
– – The home key answers calls: Set the device to answer an incoming call when
pressing the Home button.
– – Answer calls by tapping: Set the device to answer an incoming call when tapping the
call accept button twice.
– – Voice control: Set the device to answer or reject an incoming call with voice
commands.
– – The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when pressing the Power
button.
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• Show shortcut: Add a shortcut to Accessibility on the quick menu that appears when
you press and hold the Power button.
• Manage accessibility: Export or import the accessibility settings to share them with
other devices.
• TalkBack: Activate Talkback, which provides voice feedback.
• Font size: Change the font size.
• Magnification gestures: Set the device to zoom in and out with finger gestures.
• Negative colours: Reverse the display colours to improve visibility.
• Colour adjustment: Adjust the colour scheme for the screen when the device determines
that you are colour blind or having difficulty reading content.
• Accessibility shortcut: Set the device to activate Talkback when you press and hold the
Power button, and then tap and hold the screen with two fingers.
• Text-to-speech options:
– – 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.
• 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.
• Flash notification: Set the flash to blink when you have incoming calls, new messages, or
notifications.
• Assistant menu: Set the device to show the assistive shortcut icon that helps you access
functions supported by external buttons or features on the notifications panel. You can
also edit the menu on the shortcut icon.
• Tap and hold delay: Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
• Interaction control: Set an area of the screen to be excluded from touch inputs.
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Language and input
Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the
selected language.
Language
Select a display language for all menus and applications.
Default
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
Google voice typing
To change the voice input settings, tap
.
• Choose input languages: Select input languages for text input.
• Block offensive words: Set the device 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
.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• Alphabets: Change the keyboard layout.
• Numbers and symbols: 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 the device to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.
• Cursor control: Enable or disable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the
cursor by scrolling the keyboard.
• 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 spacing: Set the device to automatically insert a space between words.
– – 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.
• Help: Access help information for using the Samsung keyboard.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
Voice recogniser
Select a voice recognition engine.
This feature appears once you use a voice recognition application.
Voice search
For Samsung voice recognition, use the following options:
• Language: Select a language for the voice recognition.
• Open via the home key: Set the device to launch S Voice by pressing the Home button
twice.
• Use location data: Set the device to use location information for voice search results.
• Hide offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
• Help: Access help information for S Voice.
• About: View version information.
• Voice control: Control applications by voice commands.
• Auto-start speaker: Set the device to automatically turn on the speakerphone when
making a call with S Voice.
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• Show body of message: Set the device to view the text of a new message received while
in driving mode.
• Wake up command: Set the device to start voice recognition by saying a wake up
command while using S Voice.
• 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.
• Check missed events: Set the device to check missed calls, messages, or events when S
Voice is launched by pressing the headset button.
• Home address: Enter your home address to use location information with the voice
command feature.
• Log in to Facebook: Enter your Facebook account information to use Facebook with S
Voice.
• Log in to Twitter: Enter your Twitter account information to use Twitter with S Voice.
For Google voice recognition, use the following options:
• 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.
• Bluetooth headset: Set the device to allow a voice search with a Bluetooth headset,
when it is connected to the device.
Text-to-speech options
• 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.
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Pointer speed
Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device.
Motions and gestures
Activate the motion recognition feature and change the settings that control motion
recognition on your device.
• Air gesture:
– – Learn about sensor and icon: View information about the gesture sensor and the
indicator that appears while using the air gesture feature.
– – Quick glance: When the screen is turned off, move your hand above the sensor to
view notifications, missed calls, new messages, time and date, and more.
– – Air jump: While viewing emails or webpages, move your hand up or down across the
sensor to scroll the page up or down.
– – Air browse: Move your hand to the left or right across the sensor to browse images,
webpages, songs, or memos.
– – Air move: Tap and hold an icon with one hand, and then move your other hand to the
left or right across the sensor to move the icon to another location.
– – Air call-accept: When a call comes in, move your hand to the left, and then to the right
across the sensor to answer the call.
• Motion:
– – Direct call: Set the device to make a voice call by picking up and holding the device
near your ear while viewing call, message, or contact details.
– – Smart alert: Set the device to alert you if you have missed calls or new messages
when you pick up the device.
– – Zoom: Set the device 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.
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– – Browse an image: Set the device to scroll through an image by moving the device in
any direction when the image is zoomed in.
– – Mute/Pause: Set the device to mute incoming calls, alarms, and music by placing the
device face down.
• Palm motion:
– – Capture screen: Set the device to capture an image of the screen when you sweep
your hand to the left or right across the screen.
– – Mute/Pause: Set the device to pause media playback when you touch the screen with
your palm.
• 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.
Smart screen
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are
looking at the display.
• Smart rotation: Set the interface not to rotate according to the orientation of your face.
• Smart pause: Set the device to pause video playback when you look away from the
screen.
• Smart scroll:
– – Scroll by: Select a method to scroll the screen up or down.
– – Speed: Adjust the speed for scrolling the screen.
– – Visual Feedback display: Set the device to display a signal icon when the device
recognises your action.
This feature may not work properly in bright light, in dark conditions, or when the
device is being moved or shaken.
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Air view
Preview content or view information in a pop-up window by pointing at an item with your
finger.
• Information preview: View information in a pop-up window by pointing at items with
your finger.
• Progress preview: While playing music or videos, preview a scene or view the elapsed
time by pointing at the progress bar with your finger.
• Speed dial preview: View contact information of speed dial numbers in a pop-up
window by pointing at a speed dial number with your finger.
• Webpage magnifier: While browsing the Internet, magnify the content by pointing at
the screen.
• Sound and haptic feedback: Set the device to sound and vibrate when pointing at items
with your finger.
Voice control
Change settings to control options by voice commands.
Accounts
Add account
Add email or SNS accounts.
Cloud
Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud
storage.
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Backup and reset
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
• Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and application data to the Google
server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set the device 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.
More
Customise settings for location services, security, and other options.
Location services
Change settings for location information permissions.
• Access to my location: Set the device to allow applications to use your current location
information.
• Use GPS satellites: Set the device to use the GPS satellite for finding the current location.
• Use wireless networks: Set the device to allow location data collection or to determine
the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• My places: Set up profiles that will be used for specific locations when you use GPS, Wi-Fi,
or Bluetooth features to find your current location.
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.
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• Encrypt external SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.
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 the device 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 the device to allow location data collection or to
determine the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• SIM Change Alert: Activate or deactivate the Find my mobile feature which helps locate
the device when lost or stolen.
• Find my mobile web page: Access the Find my mobile website
(findmymobile.samsung.com). You can track and control your lost or stolen device on the
Find my mobile 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.
• 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 install applications from any source. If not chosen,
download applications only from Play Store.
• Verify apps: Set this to allow Google to check the application for harmful behaviour
before installing it.
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• 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.
Application manager
View and manage the applications on your device.
Battery
View the amount of battery power consumed by your device.
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.
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.
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• Automatic time zone: Set the device 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.
About device
Access device information and update device software.
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Troubleshooting
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
more than 7 seconds. The device reboots automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Applications screen,
tap Settings → Accounts → Backup 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.
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.
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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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