Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0

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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.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Applications related to the content may not work
properly depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Available features and additional services may vary by device, software, or service
provider.
• Applications and their functions may vary by country, region, or hardware specifications.
Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by applications from any provider
other than Samsung.
• 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.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
• You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services. To avoid additional charges, select
an appropriate data tariff plan. For details, contact your service provider.
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• Default applications that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer
be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an application provided
with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed applications,
contact service providers.
• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Samsung Electronics
This guide is protected under international copyright laws.
No part of this guide may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form or
by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in any
information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of Samsung
Electronics.
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Trademarks
• SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics.
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
• Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, and the Wi-Fi logo are
registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
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Table of Contents
Getting started
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7 Device layout
8Buttons
9 Package contents
10 Installing the SIM or USIM card
11 Charging the battery
14 Inserting a memory card
16 Turning the device on and off
16 Holding the device
17 Locking and unlocking the device
17 Adjusting the volume
17 Switching to silent mode
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Setting up accounts
Multiple users
Transferring files
Securing the device
Upgrading the device
Communication
44Phone
50Contacts
54Messages
55Email
58 Google Mail
60Hangouts
60Google+
61Photos
Basics
18 Indicator icons
19 Using the touch screen
23 Control motions
25 Using Multi Window
29Notifications
30 Home screen
32 Applications screen
33 Using applications
34Help
34 Entering text
Web & network
62Internet
63Chrome
64Bluetooth
65 Screen Mirroring
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Media
Travel & local
66Music
68Camera
74Gallery
77Video
78YouTube
97Maps
Settings
98 About Settings
98Connections
102Device
109Controls
113General
117 Google Settings
Application & media stores
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Play Store
Samsung Apps
Play Books
Play Movies & TV
Play Music
Play Games
Play Newsstand
Troubleshooting
Utilities
82Memo
83 S Planner
85Dropbox
86Cloud
87Drive
87 Hancom Viewer
90Alarm
91 World Clock
91Calculator
92 S Voice
93Google
93 Voice Search
94 My Files
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Device layout
Front camera
GPS antenna
Microphone
Main antenna
Power button
Volume button
Earpiece
Touch screen
SIM card slot
Home button
Memory card slot
Recent apps button
Multipurpose jack
Back button
Headset jack
Rear camera
Speaker
Microphone
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The microphone at the top of the device is active only when you use the speakerphone or
take videos.
• Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause
connectivity problems or drain the battery.
• Do not use a screen protector. This causes sensor malfunctions.
• Do not allow water to contact the touch screen. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
Buttons
Button
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
Power
• 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.
Recent apps
Home
• Tap to open the list of recent applications.
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold on the Home screen to launch Google search.
Back
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Volume
• Press to adjust the device volume.
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Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• 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
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider.
• 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 Open the cover of the SIM card slot.
2 Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3 Push the SIM or USIM card into the slot until it locks in place.
• 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 Close the cover of the SIM card slot.
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Removing the SIM or USIM card
1 Open the cover of the SIM card slot.
2 Push the SIM or USIM card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
3 Close the cover of the SIM card slot.
Charging the battery
Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time.
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 battery icon appears empty.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on
immediately when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for
a few minutes before turning on the device.
• If you use multiple applications at once, network applications, or applications
that need a connection to another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid
disconnecting from the network or losing power during a data transfer, always use
these applications after fully charging the battery.
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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.
• 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.
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 charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
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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
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.
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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.
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot.
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 Close the cover of the memory card slot.
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Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap
→ Settings → General → Storage → Unmount SD card.
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot.
2 Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
3 Close the cover of the memory card slot.
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.
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 → Settings → General → 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.
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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 on the device.
• 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.
Holding the device
Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity
problems or drain the battery.
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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
Synced with the web
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Icon
Meaning
Connected to computer
No SIM or USIM card
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Mute mode activated
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.
• The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• 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.
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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.
Tapping and holding
Tap and hold an item for more than 2 seconds to access available options.
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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 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
→ Settings → Controls → Palm motion, and then drag the Palm 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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Sweeping
Sweep your hand across the screen to capture a screenshot. The image is saved in Gallery →
Screenshots. It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some applications.
Covering
Cover the screen with a palm to pause media playback.
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Using Multi Window
Use this feature to run multiple applications on the screen at the same time.
• Only applications on the Multi Window tray can run.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To use Multi Window, on the Home screen, tap → Settings → Device → Multi window,
and then drag the Multi window switch to the right.
Using a split screen Multi Window
Use this feature to run applications in a split screen.
Launching applications in a split screen Multi Window
1 Drag your finger from the right edge of the screen towards the middle of the screen.
Alternatively, tap and hold
.
The Multi Window tray appears at the right side of the screen.
Multi Window tray
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2 Tap and hold an application icon on the Multi Window tray, and then drag it to the screen.
Release the application icon when the screen turns blue.
3 Tap and hold another application icon on the Multi Window tray, and then drag it to a
new location.
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Sharing content between applications
You can easily share content between applications, such as Email and Internet, by dragging
and dropping them.
Some applications may not support this feature.
1 Launch Email and Internet in a split screen Multi Window.
Access the Multi Window
options
2 Tap the circle between the application windows, and then tap
.
Tap the circle between application windows to access the following options:
• : Switch locations between Multi Window applications.
• : Share items, such as images, text, or links, between application windows by
dragging and dropping them.
• : Maximise the window.
• : Close the application.
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3 Tap and hold an item in the Internet window and drag it to a location in the Email
window.
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Notifications
Notification icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen to report missed calls, new
messages, calendar events, device status, and more. Drag down from the status bar to open
the notifications panel. Scroll the list to see additional alerts. To close the notifications panel,
drag up the bar that is at the bottom of the screen.
From the notifications panel, you can view your device’s current settings. Drag down from the
status bar, and then tap to use the following options:
• Wi-Fi: Activate or deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• Location: 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.
• Multi window: Set the device to use Multi Window.
• Wi-Fi hotspot: Activate or deactivate the Wi-Fi tethering feature.
• Screen Mirroring: Activate or deactivate the screen mirroring feature.
• Sync: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of applications.
• Smart stay: Activate or deactivate the smart stay feature.
• Power saving: Activate or deactivate power-saving mode.
• Blocking mode: Activate or deactivate blocking mode. In blocking mode, the device will
block notifications. To select which notifications will be blocked, tap Settings → Device
→ Blocking mode.
• Flight mode: Activate or deactivate flight mode.
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 the item to another location.
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Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. It displays indicator
icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and others.
The Home screen can have multiple panels. To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Rearranging items
Adding an application icon
On the Home screen, tap
preview.
, tap and hold an application icon, and then drag it into a panel
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
Pinch on the screen and tap
.
Moving a panel
Pinch on the screen, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
Removing a panel
Pinch on the screen, 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, tap and hold the empty area, 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.
• Photos: See images in Photos.
• Wallpapers: See wallpaper images.
Select an image, resize the frame if necessary, and then set it as wallpaper.
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.
On the Home screen, tap → Widgets. Scroll left or right on the widgets panel, and then
tap and hold a widget to add it to the Home screen. Put it on a location you want, resize it by
dragging the frame if necessary, and then tap anywhere on the screen to save the location of
the widget.
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Applications screen
The Applications screen displays icons for all applications, including any new applications
installed.
On the Home screen, tap
to open the Applications screen.
To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Rearranging applications
This feature is available only in the customisable grid view.
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.
Organising with folders
Put related applications together in a folder for convenience.
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
Tap → Uninstall/disable apps, and then select an application to uninstall it.
Default applications that come with the device cannot be uninstalled.
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Disabling applications
Tap → Uninstall/disable apps, and then select an application to disable it.
To enable the application, on the Applications screen, tap → Show disabled apps, select
the applications, and then tap Done.
• Downloaded applications and some default applications that come with the
device cannot be disabled.
• When you use this feature, disabled applications disappear from the Applications
screen but are still stored in the device.
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
Tap
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.
→ Task manager, and then tap End next to an application to close it. To close all
Tap
→ Close all.
running applications, tap End all. Alternatively, tap
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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
.
.
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
Suggested keywords
Break to the next line.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter uppercase.
Enter uppercase.
Enter punctuation marks.
Move the cursor.
Set options for the Samsung
keyboard.
Enter a space.
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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.
On the floating keyboard, tap and hold
location.
and move the floating keyboard to another
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 →
Using handwriting gestures.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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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.
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. 98)
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.
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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.
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
→ General → Accounts → Add account → Google. After that, tap New to sign up, or tap
Existing, and then follow the 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.
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Removing accounts
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → Accounts, select an account name
under MY ACCOUNTS, select the account to remove, and then tap Remove account.
Multiple users
Set up additional user accounts for other users to use the device with personalised settings,
such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more. Following types of user accounts
are available.
• Owner: The owner account is created only when setting up the device for the first
time, and cannot be created more than one. This account has full control of the device
including user account management.
• User: This account allows users to access their own applications and content, and
customise the device settings that affect all accounts.
• Restricted profile: A restricted account can only access the applications and content
allowed by the owner account, and cannot use the services that require logging in.
Adding users
1 On the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → Users.
2 Tap → User → OK → Set up now.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
Adding restricted profiles
1 On the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → Users.
2 Tap → Restricted profile.
3 Set an unlock code, and then select the applications and content that restricted users are
allowed to access.
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Switching users
Select the account to switch to, and then unlock the device.
User accounts
Managing users
When using the owner account, you can delete accounts or change the account settings.
1 On the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → Users.
2 Select an account under USERS & PROFILES. Then, select or deselect applications and
content to allow or restrict the account’s access to them.
To delete the account, tap
.
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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: avi, wmv, asf, flv, mkv, mp4, 3gp, webm, and m4v
• Document: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, and txt
If the applications cannot play files in divx or ac3 format, install applications that
support them.
Connecting with Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is a computer application that manages media contents and personal
information 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.
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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.
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.
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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 pattern
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → 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 → 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 → 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 → General → About device → Software update
→ Update now.
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Communication
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:
• Phone: Enter the number using the keypad, and then tap .
• Groups: Make a call from the list of contact groups.
• 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:
• : Adjust the volume.
• Add call: Dial a second call.
• End call: End the current call.
• Speaker: Activate the speakerphone. Keep the device away from your ears when using
the speakerphone.
• Keypad: Open the keypad.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• 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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• → Enable extra volume: Increase the volume.
• → Hold: Hold a call. Tap Unhold to retrieve the held call.
• → Contacts: Open the contacts list.
• → Memo: Create a memo.
• → Message: Send a message.
• → Transfer: Connect the first party to the second party. This disconnects you from the
conversation.
• → Manage conference call: Have a private conversation with one party during a
multiparty call or disconnect one party form the multiparty call.
Adding contacts
To add a phone number to the contacts list from the keypad, enter the number and tap →
Add to contacts.
Sending a message
Tap → Send message to send a message to the number on display.
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.
Tap → Call settings → 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.
Tap → Call settings → 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.
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.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the reject message bar upwards.
To create the rejection message, tap → Call settings → Call settings → Set up call reject
messages.
Automatically rejecting calls from unwanted numbers
Tap → Call settings → Call settings → Call rejection → Auto reject mode → Auto reject
numbers → Auto reject list. Tap , enter a number, assign a category, and then tap Save.
Missed calls
If a call is missed,
missed calls.
appears on the status bar. Open the notifications panel to view the list of
Call waiting
Call waiting is a service provided by the service provider. A user can use this service to
suspend a current call and switch to an incoming call. This service is not available for video
calls.
To make use of this service, tap → Call settings → Call settings → Additional settings →
Call waiting.
Call forwarding
The device can be set to send incoming calls to a specified number.
Tap → Call settings → Call settings → Additional settings → Call forwarding, and then
select a call type and condition. Enter a number and tap Enable.
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Video calls
Making a video call
Enter the number or select a contact from the contacts list, and then tap
.
During a video call
The following actions are available:
• : Adjust the volume.
• : 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.
• → Keypad: Open the keypad.
• → Speaker off: Deactivate the speakerphone feature.
• → Animated emotions: Apply emotional icons to your image.
• → Theme view: Apply decorative icons to your image.
• → Enable cartoon view: Change the view mode to the cartoon view.
Tap and hold the other party’s image to access the following options:
• Capture image: Capture the other party’s image.
• Record video: Take a video of the other party’s images.
It is illegal in many countries to record a call without the other party’s prior
permission.
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Tap and hold your image to access the following options:
• Hide me: Hide your image from the other party.
• 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.
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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Contacts
Use this application to manage contacts, including phone numbers, email addresses, and
others.
Tap Contacts on the Applications screen.
Managing contacts
Tap 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
Tap
.
Setting a speed dial number
Tap → Settings → 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.
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Searching for contacts
Tap Contacts.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Use the index at the left side of the contacts list for quick scrolling, by dragging a finger
along it.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• /
: Make a voice or video call.
• : Compose a message.
• : Compose an email.
Displaying contacts
Tap Contacts.
By default, the device shows all saved contacts.
Tap → Settings → Contacts to display, and then select a location where contacts are
saved.
Moving contacts
Tap Contacts.
Moving contacts to Google
Tap → Merge accounts → Merge with Google.
Contacts moved to Google Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
Moving contacts to Samsung
Tap → Merge accounts → Merge with Samsung.
Contacts moved to Samsung Contacts appear with
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Communication
Importing and exporting contacts
Tap Contacts.
Importing contacts
Tap → Settings → Import/Export, and then select an import option.
Exporting contacts
Tap → Settings → Import/Export, and then select an export option.
Sharing contacts
Tap → Share namecard via → Multiple contacts, select contacts, tap Done, and then
select a sharing method.
Favourite contacts
Tap Favourites.
Tap
to add contacts to favourites.
Tap , and then take one of the following actions:
• Search: Search for contacts.
• Remove from favourites: Remove contacts from favourites.
• List view / Grid view: View contacts in grid or list form.
• Help: Access help information about using contacts.
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Contact groups
Tap Groups.
Creating a group
Tap
, set details for the group, add contacts, and then tap Save.
Adding contacts to a group
Select a group, and then tap → Add member. Select contacts to add, and then tap Done.
Managing groups
Tap , and then take one of the following actions:
• Search: Search for contacts.
• Delete groups: Select user-added groups, and then tap Done. Default groups cannot be
deleted.
• Edit: Change the group settings.
• Add member: Add members to the group.
• Remove member: Remove members from the group.
• Send message: Send a message to a group’s members.
• Send email: Send an email to a group’s members.
• Change order: Tap and hold
position, and then tap Done.
next to the group name, drag it up or down to another
• Help: Access help information about using contacts.
Sending a message or email to a group’s members
Select a group, tap → Send message or Send email, select members, and then tap Done.
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Business card
Tap Contacts.
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, and then tap to edit.
Tap → Share namecard via → Selected contact, and then select a sharing method.
Messages
Use this application to send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS).
Tap Messages 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.
Use the following methods to make a multimedia message:
• Tap
, and attach images, videos, contacts, memos, events, and others.
• Tap → Add subject to enter a subject.
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Sending scheduled messages
While composing a message, tap → Scheduling. 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.
Viewing incoming messages
Incoming messages are grouped into message threads by contact.
Select a contact to view the person’s message.
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 for a private email account, such as Google
Mail, or tap Manual setup for a company email account. After that, follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap → Settings → Add account.
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Sending messages
Tap the email account to use, and then tap
subject, and message, and then tap .
Tap
at the top of the screen. Enter recipients,
to add a recipient from the contacts list.
Tap +Me to add yourself as a recipient.
Tap
to attach images, videos, contacts, events, and others.
Tap →
message.
to insert images, events, contacts, location information, and others into the
Sending scheduled messages
While composing a message, 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.
Compose a message.
Reply to the message.
Access additional options.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Mark the message as a reminder.
Delete the message.
Open attachments.
Forward the message.
Go to the previous or next
message.
Tap the attachment tab to open attachments, and then tap Save to save it.
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Google Mail
Use this application to quickly and directly access the Google Mail service.
Tap Google Mail on the Applications screen.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This application may be labelled differently depending on the region or service
provider.
Sending messages
In any mailbox, tap
, enter recipients, a subject, and a message, and then tap SEND.
Tap → Save draft to save the message for later delivery.
Tap → Attach file to attach images, videos, music, and others.
Tap → Discard to start over.
Tap → Settings to change the Google Mail settings.
Tap → Send feedback to report your opinions for application development.
Tap → Help to access help information for the Google Mail.
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Reading messages
Delete the message.
Mark the message as unread.
Keep the message for long-term
storage.
Move the message to another
mailbox.
Access additional options.
Reply to all recipients or print
the message.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Forward the message to others.
Reply to the message.
Preview attachment.
Mark the message as a reminder.
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 → Change labels, and then select the
label to assign.
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Hangouts
Use this application to chat with others.
Tap 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 to change the category, and then scroll up or down to view posts from your circles.
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Photos
Use this application to view and share images or videos via Google’s social network services.
Tap Photos on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select one of the following categories:
• ALL: View all the images or videos that are taken or downloaded to the device.
• HIGHLIGHTS: View images or videos grouped by date or album. Tap to view all of the
images or videos in the group.
Then, select an image or video.
While viewing it, use one of the following icons:
• : Modify the image.
• : Share the image or video with others.
• : Delete the image or video.
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Web & network
Internet
Use this application to browse the Internet.
Tap Internet on the Applications screen.
Viewing webpages
Tap the address field, enter the web address, and then tap Go.
Tap to access additional options 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
Tap → New tab.
To go to another webpage, scroll left or right on the title field, and then tap the title to select
it.
Searching the web by voice
Tap the address field, tap
keywords that appear.
→ , speak a keyword, and then select one of the suggested
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Bookmarks
To bookmark the current webpage, tap
To open a bookmarked webpage, tap
→
.
, and then select one.
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History
Tap → Bookmarks → History to open a webpage from the list of recently-visited
webpages. To clear the history, tap .
Saved pages
To view saved webpages, tap
→ Bookmarks → Saved pages.
Links
Tap and hold a link on the webpage to open it in a new page, save, or copy.
To view saved links, on the Applications screen, tap My Files → Device storage →
Download.
Sharing webpages
To share a webpage address with others, tap → Share via.
To share a part of a webpage, tap and hold the desired text, and then tap Share via.
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, scroll left or right on the title field, and tap the title to select it.
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Bookmarks
To bookmark the current webpage, tap
→ Save.
To open a bookmarked webpage, tap → Bookmarks, and then select one.
Searching the web by voice
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, tap → Other devices. Select a webpage to open.
To view bookmarks, tap BOOKMARKS.
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.
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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.
When another device sends you data, accept the Bluetooth authorisation request made by
another device. Received files are saved in the Download folder. If a contact is received, it is
added to the contacts list automatically.
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 2.X) 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.
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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 software installed on the
device.
• 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.
Search for other devices to play
the file.
Access additional options.
Adjust the volume.
Set the file as your favourite
song.
Turn on shuffle.
Open the playlist.
Change the repeat mode.
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, tap → Settings → Player → 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.
Smart Volume may not be activated for some files.
To set a personalised sound while listening to songs with a headset, tap → Settings →
Player → 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, tap → Set as → Phone ringtone → Done.
Creating playlists
Make an own selection of songs.
Tap Playlists, and then tap → Create playlist. Enter a title and tap OK. Tap Add tracks,
select songs to include, and then tap Done.
To add the currently-playing song to a playlist, tap → Add to playlist.
Playing music by mood
Play music grouped by mood. The playlist is automatically created by the device.
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. 74)
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.
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
to take a photo.
Display current mode.
Change the camera
settings.
Switch between still
and video mode.
Switch between the
front and rear camera.
View more options.
Change the shooting
mode.
View photos and
videos you have taken.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
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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 two panorama guide frames are aligned,
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.
Applying filter effects
Use the filter effects to take unique photos or videos.
Tap
and select a filter effect. The available options vary by mode.
Taking videos
Taking a video
Slide the still-video switch to the video icon, and then tap
recording, tap . To stop recording, tap .
to take a video. To pause
• Manual focus is not available in video mode.
• The zoom function may not be available when recording at the highest resolution.
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Recording mode
Display current mode.
Change the camera
settings.
Switch between still
and video mode.
Switch between the
front and rear camera.
View more options.
View photos and
videos you have taken.
Tap →
Select among various
effects that are
available.
to change the recording mode.
• Normal: Use this mode for normal quality.
• Limit for MMS: Use this mode to lower the recording quality for sending via messages.
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.
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Share shot
Tap →
, and then select one of the following:
• Share shot: Send a photo directly to another device via Wi-Fi Direct.
• 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.
• 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.
Tap → → Remote viewfinder, and then connect the device and the camera using Wi-Fi
Direct. Tap to take a photo remotely using the device as a viewfinder.
Configuring settings for Camera
Tap to configure settings for Camera. Not all of the following options are available in both
still camera and video camera modes. The available options vary depending on the mode
used.
• Photo size / Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. But it
takes up more memory.
• Metering modes: 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.
• Location tag: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• To improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal may be
obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather
conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the GPS tag setting.
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• Review pics/videos: Set the device to show photos or videos after taking them.
• Volume key: Set the device to use the Volume button to control the shutter or zoom
function.
• Timer: Use this for delayed-time shots.
• 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.
• Brightness: Change the brightness.
• Guidelines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• 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.
• 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.
• Help: Access help information for using the camera.
Shortcuts
Reorganise shortcuts for easy access to the camera’s various options.
Tap and tap and hold a shortcut icon.
Tap and hold an option and drag it to a slot at the top of the screen.
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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.
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.
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 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, tap and use the following functions:
• Favourite: Add to the favourites list.
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current folder.
• Photo frame: Use this to add a frame and a note to an 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 by connecting the device to a printer. Some printers may not be
compatible with the device.
• 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.
• Set as: Set the image as wallpaper or a contact image.
• Details: View image details.
• Settings: Change the Gallery settings.
Favourite images
When viewing an image, tap → Favourite to add the image to the favourites list.
Deleting images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, tap → Select item, select images, and then tap
• When viewing an image, tap
.
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Sharing images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, tap → Select item, select images, and then tap
share them via social network services.
• When viewing an image, tap
to send them to others or
to send it to others or share it via social network services.
Setting as wallpaper
When viewing an image, tap → Set as to set the image as wallpaper or to assign it to a
contact.
Tagging faces
When viewing an image, tap → Settings → Tags, and then tick Face tag. A yellow frame
appears around the recognised face. Tap the face, tap Add name, and then select or add a
contact.
When the face tag appears on an image, tap the face tag and use available options, such as
making calls or sending messages.
Face recognition may fail depending on the face angle, face size, skin colour, facial
expression, light conditions, or accessories the subject is wearing.
Using Tag buddy
Tap → Settings → Tags → 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.
Organising with folders
Create a folder to organise images or videos stored in the device. You can copy or move files
from one folder to another.
To create a new folder, tap . Enter a name for the folder, tap OK, and then tick images or
videos. Tap and hold any selected image or video, drag it to the new folder, and then tap
Done. Tap Copy to copy or Move to move.
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Video
Use this application to play video files.
Tap Video 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.
Playing videos
Select a video to play.
Search for other
devices to play the file.
Adjust the volume.
Access additional
options.
Switch to floating
screen mode.
Move forwards or
backwards by dragging
the bar.
Skip to the next video.
Tap and hold to move
forwards quickly.
Move the control panel
to the left.
Move the control panel
to the right.
Open the playlist.
Change screen ratio.
Restart the current
video or skip to the
previous video. Tap and
hold to move
backwards quickly.
Pause and resume
playback.
Deleting videos
Tap → Delete, select videos, and then tap Delete.
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Sharing videos
Tap → Share via, select videos, 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
to use the pop-up player.
videos, tap
Spread two fingers apart on the screen to enlarge the player or pinch to reduce it. To move
the player, drag the player to another location.
YouTube
Use this application to watch videos from the YouTube website.
Tap YouTube on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Watching videos
Tap
, and then enter a keyword. Select one of the returned search results to watch a video.
Tap the screen, tap
screen.
, and then rotate the device to landscape orientation to display full
Sharing videos
Select the video to view, tap
, and then select a sharing method.
Uploading videos
Tap → Uploads →
UPLOAD.
, select a video, enter information for the video, and then tap
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Application & media stores
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 the 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 → General → Security → Unknown sources.
Uninstalling applications
Uninstall the applications purchased from Play Store.
Tap → My apps, select an application to delete in the list of installed applications, and then
tap UNINSTALL.
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Application & media stores
Samsung Apps
Use this application to purchase and download dedicated Samsung applications. For more
information, visit apps.samsung.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 the 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.
Play Books
Use this application to read and download book files.
Tap Play Books on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Application & media stores
Play Movies & TV
Use this application to watch, download, and rent movies or TV shows.
Tap Play Movies & TV on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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 Games
Use this application to download and play games.
Tap Play Games on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play Newsstand
Use this application to read the latest news articles.
Tap Play Newsstand on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Memo
Use this application to record important information to save and view at a later date.
Tap Memo on the Applications screen.
Adding and managing categories
Create categories to sort and manage your memos.
To add a new category, tap → Add category, enter a category name, and then tap OK.
To delete a category, tap → Edit categories, and then tap
next to the category.
To rename a category, select a category, tap → Rename category, enter a new name for the
category, and then tap OK.
To change the category order, tap → Edit categories, and then tap
and drag it up or down to another position.
next to a category
Composing memos
Tap on the memos list and enter a memo. While composing a memo, use the following
options:
• : Create or set a category.
• : Insert images.
• : Make a voice recording to insert.
To save the memo, tap Save.
To edit a memo, tap a memo, and then tap the content of the memo.
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Browsing memos
Browse memo thumbnails by scrolling up or down.
To search for a memo, tap
.
To send a memo to others, tap → Select, select a memo, and then tap
.
To print memos by connecting the device to a printer, tap → Select, select memos, and
then tap . Some printers may not be compatible with the device.
To delete memos, tap → Select, select memos, and then tap
.
Viewing a memo
Tap a memo thumbnail to open it.
To delete the memo, tap
.
To send the memo to others, tap
.
To print the memo by connecting the device to a printer, tap
compatible with the device.
S Planner
Use this application to manage events and tasks.
Tap S Planner on the Applications screen.
Creating events or tasks
Tap
, and then use one of the following methods:
• Event: Enter an event with an optional repeat setting.
• Task: Enter a task with an optional priority setting.
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To add an event or task more briefly, tap a date to select it and tap it again.
Enter a title and specify which calendar to use or sync with. Then tap Edit event details or
Edit task details to add more details, such as how often the event repeats, when it has an
advance alert, or where it takes place.
Attach a map showing the location of the event. Enter the location in the Location field, tap
next to the field, and then pinpoint the precise location by tapping and holding on the
map that appears.
Syncing with Google Calendar
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → Accounts → Google under MY
ACCOUNTS, select the Google account, and then tick Sync Calendar.
To manually sync for updating, on the Applications screen, tap S Planner → → Sync.
To display synced events or tasks, tap → Calendars, and then tick the Google account.
Changing calendar type
Tap the top left of the screen, and then select one from among different types of calendars
including year, month, week, and others.
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Searching for events or tasks
Tap
, and then enter a keyword to search for.
To view today’s events or tasks, tap Today at the top of the screen.
Deleting events or tasks
Select an event or task, and then tap → Delete.
Sharing events or tasks
Select an event or task, 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.
Sign in to your Dropbox account. If you do not have it, create a Dropbox account.
Once Dropbox is activated, tap Turn on Camera Upload to upload photos and videos taken
with the device’s camera 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 → → 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 application data with your Samsung account or
Dropbox.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → 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 or Restore 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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Drive
Use this application to create and edit documents and share them with others via Google
Drive storage. When you create documents or upload files to Google Drive, your device
automatically syncs with the web server and any other computer with Google Drive installed.
Access your files without transferring or downloading.
Tap Drive on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Hancom Viewer
Use this application to view documents in various formats, including spreadsheets and
presentations.
Tap Hancom Viewer on the Applications screen.
Searching documents
Tap Open to browse a document.
While browsing a document, use one of the following options:
• : Create a folder.
• : Retrieve new documents.
• : Sort documents and folders.
• : Change the view mode.
• : Select documents or folders.
To search for recently-used documents, tap Recent Documents.
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Reading documents
Tap a document in Recent Documents or in a folder.
Tap or , and then use one of the following functions:
Word processor
• Find: Search for text.
• Zoom: Change the view size.
• Document Info: View document details such as title, date, and author.
• Print: Print the document by connecting the device to a printer. Some printers may not
be compatible with the device.
• Send: Send the document to others or share it.
• Edit: Edit the document. To use this feature, you need to download and install the
required application.
• Help: View information about Hancom Viewer.
Presentation
• Find: Search for text.
• Zoom: Change the view size.
• Document Info: View document details such as title, date, and author.
• Slide Show: Start a slideshow from the first page.
• From Current Slide: Start a slideshow from the current page.
• Show Presenter View: Display presentation tools on the device when it is connected to
an external monitor.
• Print: Print the document by connecting the device to a printer. Some printers may not
be compatible with the device.
• Send: Send the document to others or share it.
• Edit: Edit the document. To use this feature, you need to download and install the
required application.
• Help: View information about Hancom Viewer.
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Spreadsheet
• Find: Search for text.
• Zoom: Change the view size.
• Document Info: View document details such as title, date, and author.
• Sort: Sort cells by specific criteria.
• Show Formulas: View the formulas inside cells instead of their calculated results.
• Freeze Panes: Keep the selected row in place.
• Gridlines: Hide or show gridlines.
• Show All Comments: Hide or show memos on the document.
• Print Area: Select an area to print.
• Print: Print the document by connecting the device to a printer. Some printers may not
be compatible with the device.
• Send: Send the document to others or share it.
• Edit: Edit the document. To use this feature, you need to download and install the
required application.
• Help: View information about Hancom Viewer.
PDF
• Search: Search for text.
• Send: Send the document to others or share it.
• Properties: View document details such as title, date, and author.
• Zoom: Change the view size.
• Hide comments: Hide or show comments on the document.
• Vertical page scrolling / Continuous view / Horizontal page scrolling: Change the view
mode.
• Reading view: View the document contents only, without margins.
• Go to page: Move to a specified page.
• Bookmarks: View bookmarks on the document.
• Print: Print the document by connecting the device to a printer. Some printers may not
be compatible with the device.
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Alarm
Use this application to set alarms for important events.
Tap Alarm on the Applications screen.
Turn this alarm on or off.
Setting alarms
Tap , 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 → Delete, select alarms, and then tap Done.
World Clock
Use this application to check the time of many major cities in the world.
Tap World Clock on the Applications screen.
Creating clocks
Tap
and enter a city name or select a city from the cities list.
To apply summer time, tap → Select, select a clock, and then tap
.
Deleting clocks
Tap → Select, select clocks, and then tap
.
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.
To see the calculation history, tap
to hide the keypad.
To clear the history, tap → Clear history.
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S Voice
Use this application to command the device by voice to perform various features.
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.
• This application is not supported in some languages.
Here are several examples of spoken commands:
• Open music
• Launch calculator
• Call Lulu mobile
• Dial Lulu work
• Check schedule
Tips for better voice recognition
• Speak clearly.
• Speak in quiet places.
• Do not use offensive or slang words.
• Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The device may not recognise your commands or may perform unwanted commands
depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
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Google
Use this application to search not only the Internet, but also applications and their contents
on the device as well.
Tap Google on the Applications screen.
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.
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, tap → Settings, and then drag the Google Now switch to the left or right.
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.
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My Files
Use this application to access all kinds of files stored in the device, including images, videos,
songs, and sound clips.
Tap My Files on the Applications screen.
Viewing files
Files stored in the device are sorted by criteria. From the left pane of the screen, select one of
the following categories:
• Timeline: View files that are grouped by date.
• Favourite folders: View shortcuts to folders.
• Folders: View files stored in the internal memory or a memory card, and shortcuts to FTP
servers.
• Categories: View files sorted by their types.
• Apps: View files stored or created in specific applications.
Select a category, and then select a file or folder to open it.
After selecting a category, tap , and then use one of the following options:
• Select: Select files or folders.
• Sort by: Sort files or folders.
• Add to favourite folders: Add a shortcut to the folder in Favourite folders.
• Add shortcut to home: Add a shortcut to a file or folder to the Home screen.
• Add FTP: Add an FTP server shortcut in Folders.
• Scan for Nearby Devices: Search for devices that have media sharing activated.
• Display options: Change the file display options.
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Tap → Select, select a file or folder, and then use one of the following functions:
• : Send files to others or share them.
• : Delete files or folders.
• : Move files or folders to another folder.
• : Copy files or folders to another folder.
• → Rename: Rename a file or folder.
• → Add to favourite folders: Add a shortcut to the folder in Favourite folders.
• → Add shortcut to home: Add a shortcut to a file or folder to the Home screen.
• → Zip: Compress files or folders to create a zip file.
• → Details: View file or folder details.
Searching for a file
Tap
, and then enter search criteria.
Viewing storage information
Tap
to view memory information for your device and memory card.
Changing the view mode
Tap
to change the view mode.
Creating folders
Tap
, enter a name for the folder, and then tap OK.
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Adding shortcuts to folders
Add a shortcut to frequently-used folders in Favourite folders. Select a folder and tap →
Add to favourite folders.
Adding FTP server shortcuts to the device
Add an FTP server shortcut in Folders. Tap → Add FTP, enter details for the FTP server, and
then tap Done.
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Travel & local
Maps
Use this application to pinpoint the location of the device, search for places, or get directions.
Tap Maps on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Searching for locations
Search for locations by entering an address or a keyword. Once the location is found, select a
location to view the detailed information. Refer to the help for more information.
Getting directions for a destination
Tap to set starting and ending locations, and then select a travel method. The device
shows the routes to get 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, tap .
• Advanced: Customise Wi-Fi settings.
• WPS push button: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS button.
• WPS PIN entry: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS PIN.
• Help: Access help information for Wi-Fi.
Setting Wi-Fi sleep policy
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi → → 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.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi → → Advanced and 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.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi → Wi-Fi Direct.
Bluetooth
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
To use more options, tap .
• Visibility timeout: Set duration that the device is visible.
• Received files: View received files via the Bluetooth feature.
• Rename device: Change the device name.
• Help: Access help information for Bluetooth.
Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot
• Mobile 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 Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile network
connection with computers or other devices via Bluetooth.
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Settings
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
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, tap .
• 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: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of applications. You can select what
information to sync for each account in Settings → General → Accounts.
• 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.
Location
Change settings for location information permissions.
• Mode: Select a method to collect your location data.
• RECENT LOCATION REQUESTS: View which applications request your current location
information and their battery usage.
• LOCATION SERVICES: View the location services your device is using.
• 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.
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Settings
More networks
Customise settings to control connections with other devices or networks.
Default messaging app
Select the default application to use for messaging.
Printing
Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search for available
printers or add one manually to print files via Wi-Fi or cloud services.
Mobile networks
• Mobile data: Use to allow packet switching data networks for network services.
• Data roaming: Set the device to use data connections when you are roaming.
• 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.
VPN
Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
Ethernet
The Ethernet option is available when an Ethernet adaptor is connected to the device. Use
this option to activate the Ethernet feature and configure network settings.
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Settings
Nearby devices
• DEVICE NAME: View the device name.
• Shared contents: Set the device to share your content with other devices.
• Allowed devices: View the list of devices that can access your device.
• Denied devices: View the list of devices that are blocked from accessing your device.
• Download to: Select a memory location for saving media files.
• Download 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.
Device
Sound
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, system sounds, and
notifications.
• Ringtones: Add or select a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.
• Notifications: 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.
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Settings
• Screen lock sound: Set the device to sound when locking or unlocking the touch screen.
• SAMSUNG APPLICATIONS: Change the notification settings for each application.
• Sound when tapped: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Adapt Sound: Personalise the sound for the ear you use most while listening to music.
Display
Change the settings for the display.
• Brightness: Set the brightness of the display.
• 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.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.
Multi window
Activate the Multi Window feature to run multiple applications on the screen at the same
time.
• Open in multi window view: Set the device to activate the Multi Window feature when
you open files from My Files or Video. Also, the device activates this feature when you
view attachments in messages.
Lock screen
Change settings for the locked screen.
• Screen lock: Activate the screen lock feature. The following options may vary depending
on the screen lock feature selected.
• Clock widget options: Configure settings for the clock widget.
– – 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.
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• 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.
• Personal message: Edit the personal message.
• Owner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock.
• Unlock effect: Select an effect when you unlock the screen.
• Help text: Set the device to show the help text on the locked screen.
Wallpaper
Change the wallpaper settings.
• 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.
Font
Change the settings for the font.
• Font style: Change the font type for display text.
• Font size: Change the font size.
Notification panel
Customise the items that appear on the notifications panel.
• Brightness and volume: Set the device to display the brightness and volume adjustment
bars on the notifications panel.
• Recommended apps: Set the device to display a list of recommended applications on
the notifications panel based on your actions, such as connecting a headset to the device.
• Set quick setting buttons: Rearrange the quick setting buttons displayed on the
notifications panel.
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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 and ending calls:
– – The home key answers calls: Set the device to answer a call when you press the
Home button.
– – The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when you press the Power
button.
• Single tap mode: Set this to control incoming calls or notifications by tapping the button
instead of dragging it.
• Show shortcut: Add a shortcut to Accessibility or TalkBack 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.
– – Export: Export the current accessibility settings as a file.
– – Update: Import the current accessibility settings as a file
– – Share via: Send the accessibility settings file to others.
• 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.
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• Notification reminder: Set the device to alert you when you have missed notifications
and set an interval for repeating the alert.
• 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.
– – Default language status: View the status of the default language for the text-tospeech feature.
• 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.
• Google subtitles (CC): Set the device to display closed captions on content supported by
Google and to change the closed caption settings.
• Samsung subtitles (CC): Set the device to display closed captions on content supported
by Samsung and to change the closed caption settings.
• 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.
– – Dominant hand: Select the left or right hand for easy assistant menu use.
– – Edit: Customise the items that appear on the assistant menu.
• Tap and hold delay: Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
• Interaction control: Activate interaction control mode to restrict the reaction of the
device for inputs in an application.
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Call
Call settings
• 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 a call when you press the
Home button.
– – The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when you press the Power
button.
• 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 a call automatically after a specified
period (available only when a headset is connected).
– – Automatic answering timer: Set the length of time the device waits before answering
a call.
– – 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 when 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.
Ringtone and sound settings
• Ringtones and keypad tones:
– – Ringtones: Add or select a ringtone for incoming calls.
– – Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.
– – 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.
• Noise reduction: Set the device to remove background noise so that the other party can
hear you more clearly.
Video call settings
• Video call image: Select an image to be shown to the other party.
• Own video in received call: Set whether to show your live image or a preset image to the
other party.
• Use call fail options: Choose to try a voice call when a video call fails to connect.
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Voicemail
• 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 for new voicemails.
• Vibrate: Set the device to vibrate when voicemails are received.
Internet call settings
• 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.
Blocking mode
Select which notifications will be blocked or set to allow notifications for calls from specified
contacts in blocking mode.
Controls
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.
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Samsung keyboard
To change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap
.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• Select 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.
• Auto replacement: Set the device to correct misspelled and incomplete words by
tapping the space bar or punctuation mark.
• 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.
• None: Set the device to deactivate the keyboard swipe feature.
• Continuous input: Set the device to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.
• Cursor control: Enable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the cursor by
scrolling the keyboard.
• Sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Character preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped.
• Help: Access help information for using the Samsung keyboard.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
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.
• Offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline voice input.
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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.
• Hide offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
• About: View version information.
• Open via the home key: Set the device to launch S Voice by tapping the Home button
twice.
• Voice wake-up: Set the device to start voice recognition by saying a wake up command
while using S Voice.
• Auto-start speaker: Set the device to automatically turn on the speakerphone when
making a call with S Voice.
• Show body of message: Set the device to display the text of a new message received.
• 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.
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For Google voice recognition, use the following options:
• Language: Select a language for the voice recognition.
• “Ok Google” hotword detection: Set the device to begin voice recognition when you say
the wake-up command while using the search application.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• 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.
• 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 one 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.
• Default language status: View the status of the default language for the text-to-speech
feature.
Pointer speed
Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device.
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Palm motion
Activate the palm motion feature to control the device by touching the screen.
• 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.
Smart screen
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are
looking at the display.
General
Accounts
Add email or SNS accounts.
Cloud
Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud
storage.
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.
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Date and time
Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date.
If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date
is reset.
• Automatic date and time: Automatically update the time and date when moving across
time zones.
• Set date: Set the current date manually.
• Set time: Set the current time manually.
• Automatic time zone: Set 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.
Accessories
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.
• Automatic unlock: Set the device to unlock automatically when the cover is flipped
open.
Application manager
View and manage the applications on your device.
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Default applications
Select a default setting for using applications.
Users
Set up and manage user profiles for personalised settings.
Battery
View the amount of battery power consumed by your device.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.
Power saving mode
Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode.
• CPU performance: Set the device to limit some system resource usage.
• Screen output: Set the device to decrease the brightness of the display.
• Learn about Power saving: Discover how to reduce battery consumption.
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. The available capacity may change when you upgrade the device.
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Security
Change settings for securing the device.
• Encrypt device: Set a password to encrypt data saved on the device. You must enter the
password each time you turn on the device.
Charge the battery before enabling this setting because it may take more than an
hour to encrypt your data.
• Encrypt external SD card: 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.
• Go to website: 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: 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.
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• Unknown sources: Choose to install applications from any source. If not chosen,
download applications only from Play Store.
• Verify apps: Set the device to allow Google to check applications for harmful behaviour
before installing them.
• Security policy updates:
– – Automatic updates: Set the device to check and download security updates
automatically.
– – Preferred networks: Select a network connection type to check and download
security updates automatically.
– – Check for updates: Check for security updates.
• Send security reports: Set the device to send security reports automatically when the
device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• Storage type: Set a storage type for credential files.
• 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.
About device
Access device information, edit the device name, or update device software.
Google Settings
Use this application to configure settings for some features provided by Google.
Tap Google Settings on the Applications screen.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
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. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. Contact your service provider for
more details.
Your device does not turn on
• When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Charge the
battery completely before turning on the device.
• The battery may not be inserted properly. Insert the battery again.
• Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and insert the battery again.
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The touch screen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a protective cover or optional accessories to the touch screen, the touch
screen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touch screen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touch screen may
malfunction.
• The touch screen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• 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, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close applications or reinsert the battery and
turn on the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and
hold the Power button for more than 7 seconds to reboot.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Applications screen,
tap Settings → General → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → Reset device →
Erase everything. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup
copies of all important data stored on the device.
If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling.
• 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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Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume by pressing the Volume button or move to another area.
A cellular network or the Internet is often disconnected or 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. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Recharge or replace the battery.
The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that the charger is connected properly.
• If the battery terminals are dirty, the battery may not charge properly or the device may
turn off. Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and try charging the battery again.
• The batteries in some devices are not user-replaceable. To have the battery replaced, visit
a Samsung Service Centre.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the useful charge
may be reduced.
• Battery consumption increases when you use messaging features or some applications,
such as games or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
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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.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your 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.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
Error messages appear when opening multimedia files
If you receive error messages or files do not play, when opening multimedia files on your
device, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is
DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file.
• Ensure that your device supports the file type.
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• Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos
captured by other devices may not work properly.
• Your device supports multimedia files that are authorised by your network service
provider or providers of additional services. Some content circulated on the Internet,
such as ringtones, videos, or wallpapers, may not work properly.
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.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
A connection is not established when you connect the device to a
computer
• Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your device.
• Ensure that you have the proper driver 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 or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on
your computer.
Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi
or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
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Data stored on the device has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored on the device. Otherwise, you
cannot restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data
stored on the device.
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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