Samsung SM-G360PZWABST User's Manual

User Guide
[UG template version 14c]
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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 1
About the User Guide ........................................................................................................................... 1
Before Using Your Phone ............................................................................................................. 1
Descriptions in the User Guide ..................................................................................................... 1
Screenshots and Key Labels ........................................................................................................ 1
Other Notations ............................................................................................................................. 1
Get Started .................................................................................................................................................... 2
Parts and Functions .............................................................................................................................. 2
Phone Layout ................................................................................................................................ 2
SIM Card ............................................................................................................................................... 4
Handling SIM Card ........................................................................................................................ 4
Insert SIM Card ............................................................................................................................. 5
SD Card ................................................................................................................................................ 7
Insert SD Card .............................................................................................................................. 8
Unmount the SD Card................................................................................................................. 10
Remove SD Card ........................................................................................................................ 11
Format SD Card .......................................................................................................................... 13
Battery Use ......................................................................................................................................... 15
Insert the Battery ......................................................................................................................... 15
Remove the Battery .................................................................................................................... 17
Charge the Battery ...................................................................................................................... 19
Turn Your Phone On and Off .............................................................................................................. 21
Use the Touchscreen .......................................................................................................................... 23
Activation and Service ........................................................................................................................ 27
Complete the Setup Screens .............................................................................................................. 28
Basic Operations ......................................................................................................................................... 33
Basics .................................................................................................................................................. 33
Home Screen and Applications (Apps) List ................................................................................ 33
Select Options and Navigate Screens ........................................................................................ 33
Menu Operations ........................................................................................................................ 33
Phone Settings Menu.................................................................................................................. 34
Portrait and Landscape Screen Orientation................................................................................ 35
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Capture Screenshots .....................................
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Applications ......................................................
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Launch Applications ......................................
Apps List ..................................................................................................................................... 38
Phone Number .................................................................................................................................... 42
Silent Mode/Airplane Mode ................................................................................................................. 43
Silent Mode ................................................................................................................................. 43
Airplane Mode ............................................................................................................................. 45
Enter Text ............................................................................................................................................ 47
Touchscreen Keyboards ............................................................................................................. 47
Samsung Keyboard .................................................................................................................... 47
Google Voice Typing................................................................................................................... 48
Tips for Editing Text .................................................................................................................... 49
Google Account................................................................................................................................... 50
Create a Google Account............................................................................................................ 50
Sign In to Your Google Account ................................................................................................. 56
Google Play Store ............................................................................................................................... 59
Find and Install an App ............................................................................................................... 60
Request a Refund for a Paid App ............................................................................................... 61
Update an App ............................................................................................................................ 62
Uninstall an App .......................................................................................................................... 66
Get Help with Google Play .......................................................................................................... 67
Lock and Unlock Your Screen ............................................................................................................ 68
Update Your Phone............................................................................................................................. 69
Update Your Phone Software ..................................................................................................... 70
Update Your Profile..................................................................................................................... 73
Update Your PRL ........................................................................................................................ 74
Your Phone Interface .................................................................................................................................. 75
Home Screen Basics........................................................................................................................... 75
Home Screen Layout .................................................................................................................. 75
Extended Home Screens ............................................................................................................ 77
Status Bar ........................................................................................................................................... 79
Notifications Panel .............................................................................................................................. 82
Customize the Home Screen .............................................................................................................. 83
Change the Wallpaper ................................................................................................................ 84
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Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen ............................................................................................ 86
Add Widgets to the Home Screen .............................................................................................. 87
Add Folders to the Home Screen ............................................................................................... 88
Phone App .................................................................................................................................................. 89
Place and Answer Calls ...................................................................................................................... 89
Call Using the Phone Dialer ........................................................................................................ 90
Answer Phone Calls .................................................................................................................... 93
In-Call Screen Layout and Operations ........................................................................................ 97
Place Calls from Contacts/Call Logs................................................................................................... 99
Place a Call from Contacts ......................................................................................................... 99
Call from Call Logs .................................................................................................................... 101
Optional Services .............................................................................................................................. 103
Voicemail Setup ........................................................................................................................ 103
Visual Voicemail ........................................................................................................................ 104
Set Up Visual Voicemail............................................................................................................ 105
Review Visual Voicemail ........................................................................................................... 106
Listen to Multiple Voicemail Messages ..................................................................................... 107
Visual Voicemail Options .......................................................................................................... 108
Configure Visual Voicemail Settings ......................................................................................... 110
Caller ID Blocking ..................................................................................................................... 112
Call Waiting ............................................................................................................................... 113
Conference Calling ................................................................................................................... 115
Call Forwarding ......................................................................................................................... 116
Call Settings ...................................................................................................................................... 117
Contacts ............................................................................................................................................ 119
Add a Contact ........................................................................................................................... 120
Check Contacts ......................................................................................................................... 125
Contacts Screen Layout............................................................................................................ 126
Edit a Contact ........................................................................................................................... 127
Delete a Contact ....................................................................................................................... 129
Share a Contact ........................................................................................................................ 132
Import Contacts ................................................................................................................................. 134
Import Contacts from an SD Card or Device Storage .............................................................. 134
Back Up Contacts ............................................................................................................................. 135
Back Up Contacts to an SD Card ............................................................................................. 135
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Messaging and Internet............................................................................................................................. 138
Text and Multimedia Messaging ....................................................................................................... 138
Send a Text Message ............................................................................................................... 138
Send a Multimedia Message (MMS) ......................................................................................... 139
Save and Resume a Draft Message ......................................................................................... 141
New Messages Notification....................................................................................................... 141
Manage Message Conversations ............................................................................................. 142
Text and MMS Options ............................................................................................................. 144
Create and Send Gmail .................................................................................................................... 145
Create and Send a Gmail Message .......................................................................................... 146
Check Received Gmail Messages .................................................................................................... 148
Open New Gmail Messages ..................................................................................................... 148
Read and Reply to Gmail Messages ........................................................................................ 148
Manage Gmail Messages ................................................................................................................. 150
Use Gmail Labels ...................................................................................................................... 150
Archive Gmail Threads ............................................................................................................. 152
Mute Gmail Threads ................................................................................................................. 153
Delete Gmail Threads ............................................................................................................... 155
Search Gmail Messages ........................................................................................................... 156
Report Spam or Phishing Messages ........................................................................................ 157
Add Another Google (Gmail) Account ...................................................................................... 159
Switching Between Gmail Accounts ......................................................................................... 161
Email ................................................................................................................................................. 162
Set Up an Email Account .......................................................................................................... 162
Add an Email Account............................................................................................................... 163
Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account..................................................................................... 168
Compose and Send Email ........................................................................................................ 171
Open New Email Messages...................................................................................................... 173
Open Email Messages .............................................................................................................. 174
Delete an Email Account........................................................................................................... 175
Manage Your Email Inbox......................................................................................................... 178
Exchange ActiveSync Email Features ...................................................................................... 179
Data Services General Information (LTE and 3G Networks) ............................................................ 180
4G LTE ...................................................................................................................................... 180
Data Connection Status and Indicators .................................................................................... 182
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Browser ............................................................................................................................................. 182
Use the Browser ....................................................................................................................... 183
Add a Bookmark ....................................................................................................................... 184
View Browser History ................................................................................................................ 186
Open New Browser Windows ................................................................................................... 187
Browser Settings ....................................................................................................................... 189
Chrome Browser ............................................................................................................................... 191
Camera and Video .................................................................................................................................... 193
Take Pictures and Record Videos .................................................................................................... 193
Take a Picture ........................................................................................................................... 193
Viewfinder Screen ..................................................................................................................... 195
Record Videos .......................................................................................................................... 196
View Pictures and Videos Using Gallery .......................................................................................... 197
View Pictures and Videos ......................................................................................................... 197
Edit Pictures ...................................................................................................................................... 199
Share Pictures and Videos ............................................................................................................... 203
Send Pictures or Videos by Email ............................................................................................ 203
Send a Picture or Video by Multimedia Message ..................................................................... 206
Send Pictures or Videos Using Bluetooth ................................................................................. 209
Share Videos on YouTube ........................................................................................................ 211
Camera Settings ............................................................................................................................... 213
Switch Cameras ........................................................................................................................ 213
Adjust Camera Settings ............................................................................................................ 214
Useful Apps and Features......................................................................................................................... 216
1Weather ........................................................................................................................................... 216
airG ................................................................................................................................................... 216
Amazon ............................................................................................................................................. 216
Boost 411 .......................................................................................................................................... 216
Boost Music....................................................................................................................................... 217
Boost Wallet ...................................................................................................................................... 217
Boost Zone ........................................................................................................................................ 217
Calculator .......................................................................................................................................... 218
Calendar ............................................................................................................................................ 220
Add an Event to the Calendar ................................................................................................... 221
View Calendar Events............................................................................................................... 223
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Sync Calendars ......................................................................................................................... 225
Synchronize an Exchange ActiveSync Calendar...................................................................... 228
Clock ................................................................................................................................................. 229
Set Alarms................................................................................................................................. 231
World Clock ............................................................................................................................... 233
Stopwatch ................................................................................................................................. 234
Timer ......................................................................................................................................... 236
Gadget Guardian............................................................................................................................... 237
GALAXY Apps................................................................................................................................... 237
Google Play Movies & TV ................................................................................................................. 237
Google Play Books............................................................................................................................ 237
Google Play Games .......................................................................................................................... 237
Google Play Newsstand .................................................................................................................... 238
Google Play Music ............................................................................................................................ 238
Google Maps ..................................................................................................................................... 241
Google Search .................................................................................................................................. 243
Use Google Search ................................................................................................................... 243
Use Google Voice Search......................................................................................................... 245
Google Wallet.................................................................................................................................... 246
Gallery ............................................................................................................................................... 246
View Photos and Videos ........................................................................................................... 248
Working with Photos ................................................................................................................. 250
Share Photos and Videos ......................................................................................................... 251
Memo ................................................................................................................................................ 253
My Files ............................................................................................................................................. 254
NBA Game Time ............................................................................................................................... 255
Messaging+ ....................................................................................................................................... 255
NextRadio ......................................................................................................................................... 255
Scout ................................................................................................................................................. 256
Social Networking Accounts ............................................................................................................. 256
Hangouts ................................................................................................................................... 256
Uber .................................................................................................................................................. 258
Video ................................................................................................................................................. 258
YouTube ............................................................................................................................................ 259
Connectivity ............................................................................................................................................... 262
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Connect to a PC via USB .................................................................................................................. 262
Transfer Files between Your Phone and a Computer .............................................................. 262
Wi-Fi .................................................................................................................................................. 264
Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network .................................................................. 265
Wi-Fi Settings ............................................................................................................................ 267
Remove a Wi-Fi Network .......................................................................................................... 269
Wi-Fi Direct ............................................................................................................................... 270
Hotspot and Tethering ...................................................................................................................... 272
Hotspot ...................................................................................................................................... 272
Bluetooth Tethering ................................................................................................................... 275
Bluetooth ........................................................................................................................................... 276
Bluetooth Information ................................................................................................................ 276
Enable Bluetooth ....................................................................................................................... 276
Pair Bluetooth Devices.............................................................................................................. 278
Connect to a Paired Bluetooth Device ...................................................................................... 280
Share Information Using Bluetooth ........................................................................................... 281
Settings ..................................................................................................................................................... 286
Basic Settings ................................................................................................................................... 286
TTY Mode ................................................................................................................................. 289
Wi-Fi Settings .................................................................................................................................... 291
Bluetooth Settings ............................................................................................................................. 295
Hotspot and Tethering Settings ........................................................................................................ 297
Airplane Mode ................................................................................................................................... 299
Data Usage Settings ......................................................................................................................... 300
Location Settings............................................................................................................................... 303
Printing .............................................................................................................................................. 306
More Networks Settings .................................................................................................................... 308
Default Messaging App Settings ....................................................................................................... 309
Mobile Networks Settings ................................................................................................................. 310
Virtual Private Networks (VPN) ......................................................................................................... 311
Prepare Your Phone for VPN Connection ................................................................................ 311
Set Up Secure Credential Storage ........................................................................................... 312
Add a VPN Connection ............................................................................................................. 315
Connect to or Disconnect from a VPN ...................................................................................... 317
Sound Settings .................................................................................................................................. 320
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Display Settings ................................................................................................................................ 322
Home Settings................................................................................................................................... 324
Lock Screen Settings ........................................................................................................................ 325
Screen Lock .............................................................................................................................. 325
Disable the Screen Lock ........................................................................................................... 331
Lock Screen Options................................................................................................................. 332
Call Settings ...................................................................................................................................... 334
Application Manager ......................................................................................................................... 335
Add Accounts .................................................................................................................................... 337
Backup and Reset ............................................................................................................................. 339
Accessibility Settings......................................................................................................................... 343
Language and Input Settings ............................................................................................................ 345
Date and Time Settings .................................................................................................................... 347
Ultra Power Saving Mode ................................................................................................................. 349
Battery Settings ................................................................................................................................. 351
Storage Settings................................................................................................................................ 353
microSD Card ........................................................................................................................... 355
Security Settings ............................................................................................................................... 360
Activate This Device.......................................................................................................................... 362
About Device ..................................................................................................................................... 363
Copyright Information ........................................................................................................................ 364
For Assistance .......................................................................................................................................... 365
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................ 365
Boost Account Information and Help ................................................................................................ 366
Manage Your Account .............................................................................................................. 366
Re-Boost ................................................................................................................................... 367
Index.......................................................................................................................................................... 368
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Introduction
The following topics describe the basics of using this guide and your new phone.
About the User Guide
Thank you for purchasing your new Prevail. The following topics explain how best to use this guide to get
the most out of your phone.
Before Using Your Phone
Read Get Started and Basic Operations thoroughly for proper usage.
Accessible services may be limited by subscription contract conditions.
Descriptions in the User Guide
Note that most descriptions in this guide are based on your phone's setup at the time of purchase. Unless
otherwise noted, instructions begin from the phone's Home screen, which is displayed by pressing the
. Some operation descriptions may be simplified.
Home Key
Screenshots and Key Labels
Screenshots in the user guide may appear differently on your phone. Key labels in the user guide are
simplified for description purposes and differ from your phone's display.
Other Notations
In the user guide, the phone may be referred to either as “phone,” “device,” or “handset.” A microSD™ or
microSDHC™ card is referred to as an “SD Card” or a “memory card.”
Introduction
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Get Started
The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your phone and wireless service the
first time.
Parts and Functions
These topics illustrate your phone’s primary parts and key functions.
Phone Layout
The following illustration outlines your phone’s primary external features and buttons.
Part
Description
Earpiece
Lets you hear the caller and automated prompts
Proximity Sensor
Detects how close an object is to the surface of the screen. This is
typically used to detect when your face is pressed up against the
screen, such as during a phone call
While talking on the phone, the sensor detects talk activity and locks
the keypad to prevent accidental key presses
Front Camera
Get Started
Takes pictures and records videos while facing the screen, and allows
you to video conference
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Part
Description
Power/Lock Key
Lets you turn the phone on or off or turn the screen on or off, or switch
your phone to silent mode, vibration mode, or airplane mode
Back Key
Lets you return to the previous screen, or close a dialog box, options
menu, the Notification panel, or onscreen keyboard
Home Key
Returns you to the Home screen. Press and hold to open Google
Search/Google Now
Recent Apps Key
Access recently used apps
Touchscreen
Displays all the information needed to operate your phone, such as the
call status, the Contacts list, and the date and time. Also provides onetap access to all of your features and applications
Volume Key
Allows you to adjust the ringtone or media volume or adjust the voice
volume during a call
LED Indicator
Illuminates for notifications, battery charging, low battery, and voice
recording
Microphone
Transmits your voice for phone calls or records your voice or ambient
sounds for voice recordings and videos
Headset Jack
Allows you to plug in a headset for convenient, hands-free
conversations
Speaker
Lets you hear the different ringtones and sounds. The speaker also
lets you hear the caller’s voice in speakerphone mode
USB Charger/Accessory Port
Allows you to connect the phone charger or the USB cable (included)
Flash
Helps illuminate subjects in low-light environments when the camera is
focusing and capturing a picture or video
Camera
Lets you take pictures and videos
CAUTION! Inserting an accessory into the incorrect port may damage the phone.
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SIM Card
The SIM card contains your account information.
Handling SIM Card
Keep the following in mind when handling a SIM card.
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Customer is responsible for any damage caused by inserting SIM Card in another-brand IC card
reader, etc. The company is not responsible in such case.
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Always keep the IC chip clean.
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Wipe clean with a dry, soft cloth.
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Avoid applying labels. May damage SIM Card.
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See instructions included with SIM Card for handling.
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SIM Card is the property of the company.
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SIM Card is replaceable (at cost) in case of loss/damage.
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Return SIM Card to the company when cancelling subscription.
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Returned SIM Cards are recycled for environmental purposes.
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Note that SIM Card specifications and performance may change without notice.
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It is recommended that you keep a separate copy of information that is stored on SIM Card. The
company is not responsible for damages from stored information that is lost.
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Always follow emergency procedures to suspend service if your SIM Card or phone (SIM Card
inserted) is lost/stolen. For details, contact Customer Service.
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Always power off phone before inserting/removing SIM Card.
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Insert SIM Card
Follow these instructions to insert a SIM card. Remember to power off your phone before inserting a SIM
card.
1. Remove the battery cover.
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Lift gently in the direction shown.
2. Remove the battery.
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Lift upward gently as shown.
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3. Insert SIM card.
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Insert gently with gold IC chip facing downward.
4. Insert the battery.
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Align the contacts of the battery with the contacts in the phone.
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5. Attach the battery cover.

Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
SD Card
Your phone supports the use of an optional SD card (not included) to expand its storage capacity. It
supports cards up to 64 GB. Some cards may not operate properly with your phone.
SD Card Cautions
Data: Information stored on SD Card can become lost or changed accidently or as a result of
damage. It is recommended that you keep a separate copy of important data. The company is not
responsible for damages from data that is lost or changed.
Reading/Writing Data: Never power off or remove Battery while reading or writing data.
Battery Level: A low battery charge may prevent reading/writing to SD Card.
Handling SD Card: Use/store SD Cards away from the reach of infants. May cause choking if
swallowed.
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Insert SD Card
Follow these steps to insert an optional SD card (not included). Make sure to power your phone off before
inserting or removing an SD card.
1. Remove the battery cover.
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Lift gently in the direction shown.
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2. Insert SD card.

Insert SD Card all the way gently without bending and with terminals facing down.

Insert only SD Cards.
3. Attach the battery cover.
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Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
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Unmount the SD Card
Always unmount the SD card before removing it from your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Storage.
2. Tap Unmount SD Card > OK.
 The menu option name changes from Unmount SD Card to Mount SD Card. The card is now
unmounted.
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Remove SD Card
Follow these instructions to remove an SD card. Always power the phone off before inserting or removing
an SD card.
1. Remove the battery cover.

Lift gently in the direction shown.
2. Remove SD card.
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3. Attach the battery cover.
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Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
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Format SD Card
When you insert an optional SD card for the first time, it is recommended that you format it on your
phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Storage.
2. Tap Format SD Card.
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3. Tap Format SD Card again.
4. Tap Delete all to confirm.
 All data on the SD card is erased, and the card is formatted for use on your phone.
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Battery Use
The following topics explain how to insert and remove your phone’s battery.
Battery Cautions
Storage: Avoid storing or leaving battery with no charge remaining. Saved information and settings
may become lost or changed, or battery may become unusable. Charge once every six months when
storing or leaving unused for a long period.
Bulges: Depending on use, bulges may appear near end of battery life. This does not affect safety.
Replacing Battery: The battery is a consumable item. It needs to be replaced if operating time
shortens noticeably. Purchase a new battery.
Cleaning: Clean soiled terminals between battery and phone with a clean, dry cotton swab. Soiled
terminals can result in a poor connection and prevent charging, etc.
Insert the Battery
Follow these instructions to insert your phone’s battery safely and properly.
1. Remove the battery cover.
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
Lift gently in the direction shown.
2. Insert the battery.

Align the contacts of the battery with the contacts in the phone.
3. Attach the battery cover.
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Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
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Remove the Battery
Follow these instructions to remove your phone’s battery. Always power the phone off before removing
the battery.
1. Remove the battery cover.
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Lift gently in the direction shown.
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2. Remove the battery.

Lift upward gently as shown.
3. Attach the battery cover.
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Make sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.
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Charge the Battery
Follow these instructions to charge your phone’s battery using either the included charging head or via a
USB connection on your computer.
Charge Using the Charging Head
1. Plug the USB cable into the USB charger/accessory port on the bottom of your phone.
2. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the charging head.
3. Plug the charging head into an electrical outlet.
 The LED indicator illuminates when charging starts. The light goes off when the battery is fully
charged. Fully charging a battery may take up to three hours.
4. After charging, disconnect the phone from the charger.
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Unplug the charging head from the outlet, and remove the USB cable from the phone and the
AC adapter.
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Charge Using a PC Connection
Before using a PC connection to charge your phone, ensure that the computer is turned on. Depending
on the type of connection, your phone’s battery may not charge.
1. Insert the small end of the USB cable into the USB charger/accessory port on the bottom of your
phone.
2. Insert the large end of the USB cable into an USB port on your computer.
3. After charging, remove the USB cable from both the phone and the computer.
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Turn Your Phone On and Off
The instructions below explain how to turn your phone on and off.
Turn Your Phone On
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Press and hold the Power/Lock Key.
 Your phone will power on. Depending on the settings, you may see the Lock screen.

See Lock and Unlock Your Screen and Screen Lock for information about using the screen
lock.

The first time you turn the phone on, you will see the startup screens. See Complete the
Setup Screens for details.

If your phone is not yet activated, see Activation and Service for more information.
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Turn Your Phone Off
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key to open the Device options menu.
2. Tap Power off to turn the phone off.
 Your phone will power off.
Your screen remains blank while your phone is off (unless the battery is charging).
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Use the Touchscreen
Your phone’s touchscreen lets you control actions through a variety of touch gestures.
Tap or Touch
When you want to type using the onscreen keyboard, select items onscreen such as application and
settings icons, or press onscreen buttons, simply tap or touch them with your finger.
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Touch and Hold
To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link in a Web page), touch and hold
the item.
Swipe or Slide
To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen.
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Drag
To drag, press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to move your finger. While
dragging, do not release your finger until you have reached the target position.
Flick
Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe your finger in light, quick strokes.
This finger gesture is always in a vertical direction, such as when flicking the contacts or message list.
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Rotate
For most screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by
turning the phone sideways. When entering text, you can turn the phone sideways to bring up a bigger
keyboard. See Touchscreen Keyboards for more details.
Note: The Screen rotation check box needs to be selected for the screen orientation to automatically
change. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Display > Auto rotate screen.
Tip: You can also access the screen rotation setting from the Notification panel. Pull down the Status bar
and tap Screen rotation to select or deselect the option.
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Pinch and Spread
“Pinch” the screen using your thumb and forefinger to zoom out or “spread” the screen to zoom in when
viewing a picture or a Web page. (Move fingers inward to zoom out and outward to zoom in.)
Activation and Service
Before using your phone, you must set up your service with Boost Mobile. You will need your phone’s
serial number (MEID), printed on a sticker inside the battery compartment.
For more information about your Boost Mobile account, see Boost Account Information and Help.
Create Your Account and Pick Your Plan
Set up your Boost Mobile account.
1. From your computer, visit boostmobile.com/activate.
2. Enter your phone’s MEID and click start activation process.

Your phone’s MEID (serial number) is printed on the sticker located on the back of your
phone in the battery compartment. This number can also be found on the bottom panel of the
phone’s package.
3. Follow the remaining instructions to choose your plan and select a payment method.
4. Follow the activation instructions below and you’ll be able to start using your phone.
Note: You can also activate by phone by calling 1-888-BOOST-4U (1-888-266-7848) from any other
phone.
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Activate Your Phone
After setting up your account on boostmobile.com, simply turn your device on. Your device is designed to
activate automatically. If you are swapping from another Boost Mobile device to a new one, be sure to
turn off the old device before swapping the serial number (MEID). Once the MEID swap is complete, turn
on the new device and the programming information will be pushed to your device automatically.
You can also start the activation process manually.
■
From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Activate this device.
Complete the Setup Screens
The setup screens help you set up certain features and preferences on your phone. Once your phone has
been turned on, you will see a Welcome message. You can then complete the setup process.
Note: You may be able to complete the setup screens before your phone has been activated on your
Boost account.
1. From the Welcome screen, select a language (if prompted) and tap Start to get started.
Note: On the Welcome screen, there may also be an Accessibility button. If you are visually impaired or
hard of hearing, tap Accessibility to change the accessibility settings.
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2. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete each section. For each topic, you will have the
option to skip it and continue to the next screen.

Wi-Fi – If prompted, follow the prompts to sign in to an available Wi-Fi network. For secured
Wi-Fi networks, you will need to enter a password. See Wi-Fi for more details.

End User License Agreement – Read this document carefully, and then tap I understand
and agree to the terms and conditions above. If you wish to send Samsung error data to
help improve your phone, tap Yes.
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Get Started
Got Google? – Tap Yes and complete the steps to sign in to your current Google Account,
or tap No and then tap either Get an account (to set up a new Google Account) or Not now
(to skip Google setup). The following options may apply depending on your selection:
•
Sign in – Enter your Gmail address and password and tap Done to sign in to your
current Google Account.
•
Get an account – Follow the instructions to sign up for a new Google Account. There will
be screens to enter your first and last names, create an email address (Gmail), create a
password, enter recovery information (including a backup email address and recovery
question), an option to join Google+, and an option to enable purchases from the Google
Play Store app. Tap Next between each screen.
•
Google and your location – Select your Google location options and then tap Next.
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
This phone belongs to… - If applicable, enter your first and last name and tap Done. This
information is used by the phone to personalize certain apps.

Samsung account – Sign in to or create a new Samsung account for access to various
Samsung apps and services such as GALAXY Apps. Otherwise, tap Skip.
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3. Tap Finish. Your setup is now complete. Follow the onscreen instructions to learn about basic
tap menu navigation, view tutorials, or just get started.
 Your phone is now set up for use. If you skipped any part of the setup, you can access
additional options through the Apps screen or through Settings.
Note: You do not need to sign up for a Google Account to use your phone. However, to download apps
from the Google Play Store app, you must link your phone to a Google Account.
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Basic Operations
The following topics outline basic features and operations of your phone.
Basics
The following topics offer an overview of your phone’s basic operations.
Home Screen and Applications (Apps) List
Most of your phone’s operations originate from the Home screen or the apps list.
For information about using the Home screen, see Home Screen Basics.
Select Options and Navigate Screens
Tap icons, onscreen keys, and other items to open or activate the assigned function.
■
Tap Back
to return to the previous screen.
Menu Operations
You can display options menus using More options, any app-specific menu icon, or by tapping and
holding a screen area, depending on your current app.
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Tap More options
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Phone Settings Menu
You can customize your phone’s settings and options through the Settings menu.
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From home, tap Apps
> Settings
.
– or –
Drag the Notification panel down and tap Settings
.
For more information, see Settings.
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Portrait and Landscape Screen Orientation
The default orientation for your phone’s screen is portrait (vertical), but many apps will change to
landscape orientation (widescreen) when you rotate the phone sideways.
■
Not all screens will adjust for landscape orientation.
Note: The Screen rotation check box needs to be selected for the screen orientation to automatically
change. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Display > Auto rotate screen.
Tip: You can also access the screen rotation setting from the Notification panel. Pull down the Status bar
and tap Screen rotation to select or deselect the option.
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Capture Screenshots
You can use your phone’s power and Home Keys to capture screenshots.
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Press and hold the Power/Lock Key and Home Key at the same time to capture a screenshot of
the current screen.
 The current screenshot will be captured and stored in the Screenshots album in the phone’s
Gallery. From home, tap Apps
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Applications
The following topics describe how to access the applications (apps) list and launch apps on your phone.
Launch Applications
All installed apps can be accessed and launched from the apps list.
1. From home, tap Apps
.
 The apps list opens.
2. Tap an app icon to launch the corresponding application.
 The application opens.
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Apps List
The apps list expands to include any apps you download and install on your phone. The following table
outlines the primary apps that have been preinstalled on your phone.
App
Function/Service
1Weather
Receive real-time local weather information at any location in the world.
Access 7-day and hourly weather forecasts for your area
airG
Meet new friends instantly with just one click. Real-time feeds allow you to
browse through the latest community activity or just see what your friends are
up to
Amazon
Shop at Amazon.com from your phone
Boost 411
Boost 411 gives you access to a variety of services and information, including
residential, business, and government listings; movie listings or show times;
driving directions, restaurant reservations, and major local event information.
You can get up to three pieces of information per call, and the operator can
automatically connect your call at no additional charge
Boost Music
Boost Wallet
Boost Zone
Calculator
Calendar
Camera
Discover millions of DRM-free music tracks, ring tones, and ringback tones
from Boost’s official music store and player
Boost Mobile Wallet is a convenient and simple way to make payments and
manage your cash without carrying anything more than your phone
Stay connected to all the latest news and information from Boost. Included
here are news, feedback, featured applications and tips/tricks for your device
Perform basic and advanced mathematical calculations
Use Calendar to create and manage events, meetings, and appointments,
organize your time, and be reminded of important events
Take pictures and record videos using the front and back cameras
Chrome
Browse the Internet using Google’s Chrome web browser
Clock
Set alarms, view time in time zones around the world, use a stopwatch, set a
timer, and use your phone as a desk clock
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App
Function/Service
Contacts
Store and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including contacts you
enter and save directly in your phone as well as contacts synchronized with
your Google account, compatible email programs (including Exchange
Server), and your Facebook friends
Drive
Store, sync, and access your data across multiple devices with Google
Drive’s cloud storage
Email
Send and receive email from a variety of email service providers
Gadget Guardian
Keep your device and personal data safe and secure
GALAXY Apps
Gallery
Gmail
Google
Google Settings
Discover apps designed exclusively for your Galaxy device
View and edit pictures and watch videos that you’ve taken with your phone’s
camera or downloaded
Send and receive messages using Google’s Gmail service
Search the Internet using Google Search
Use Google Settings to manage your Google apps and account settings
Google+
Instant message with your friends. Set up Circles of friends, visit the Stream
to get updates from your Circles, use Hangouts for fast messaging with
everyone in your Circles, or use Instant Upload to automatically upload
videos and photos to your own private album on Google+
Hangouts
Instant message with your friends and family using Google Hangouts
Internet
Maps
Memo
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Browse the Internet using a full-featured browser
Use Google Maps to determine your current location with or without GPS, get
driving and transit directions, and find phone numbers and addresses for local
businesses
Organize your life by creating, editing, and managing memos
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App
Function/Service
Messages
Send and receive text and multimedia messages
Messaging+
Messaging Plus gives you the highest quality video calling, group chat, and
sharing experience on your mobile phone
Mobile ID
Personalize your phone by selecting ID Packs featuring apps, ringers,
wallpapers, widgets and more
My Files
Manage your sounds, images, videos, Bluetooth files, Android files, and other
data in one convenient location
NBA Game Time
The award-winning NBA Game Time is the official app to follow the NBA
wherever you are
NextRadio
NextRadio is an FM tuner application that receives FM radio broadcasts in
your local area. NextRadio also provides a data service for radio
broadcasters to share information about their station and their broadcast
content so that listeners can receive real-time updates as they listen
Phone
Photos
Play Books
Play Games
Play Movies & TV
Play Music
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Make and receive phone calls
View photos and videos on your phone, and sync them with your Google+
account
Discovering your favorite books and authors has never been easier. With
Google Play Books, you can shop the world's largest selection of eBooks and
read them anywhere you like
Google Play Games is the easiest way for you to discover new games, track
achievements and scores, and play with friends around the world. It brings all
of your gaming on Google Play together in a unified Android experience
Google Play Movies & TV allows you to watch movies and TV shows
purchased on Google Play. You can stream instantly on your Android phone
or download so you can watch from anywhere, even when you are not
connected
Google Play Music lets you browse, shop, and play back songs purchased
from the Google Play Store app, as well as songs you have loaded from your
own music library. The music you choose is automatically stored in your
Google Music library and instantly ready to play or download
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App
Function/Service
Play Newsstand
Play Store
Discover more of the news and magazines you care about all in one app on
your phone. Enjoy breaking news and in-depth articles featuring audio and
video. From sports, business, cooking, entertainment, fashion and more it’s
all in one place
The Google Play Store app is the place to go to find new Android apps,
games, movies, music, and books for your phone. Choose from a wide
variety of free and paid apps ranging from productivity apps to games
Scout
Scout by Telenav is a daily personal navigator that helps you get where you
are going. It lets you see and hear turn-by-turn directions and it can provide
important, personalized information about traffic and alternate routes
Settings
Configure settings and options on your phone
Video
View videos on your phone
Voice Recorder
Record voice memos and share them with others
Voice Search
Search the Internet and your phone using voice commands
Voicemail
Visual Voicemail gives you a quick and easy way to access your voicemail.
Now you can find exactly the message you are looking for without having to
listen to every voicemail message first
YouTube
Basic Operations
YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share
videos. The site is used to display a wide variety of user-generated video
content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as video
content such as video blogging, informational shorts, and other original
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Phone Number
Follow the instructions below to display your phone’s wireless phone number.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> About device.
2. Tap Status.
 You will see the number listed under My phone number.
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Silent Mode/Airplane Mode
The following topics explain how to use your phone’s Silent Mode and Airplane Mode settings.
Silent Mode
Silent mode mutes your phone’s ringtone, operation sounds, notifications, etc., to avoid disturbing others
around you.
To set silent mode:
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key to display the device options menu.
2. Tap Mute
.
 Your phone is now in silent mode.
Tip: You can also access silent mode through the Notification panel. Drag the Status bar down to reveal
the Notification panel and tap the speaker icon until you see Mute
.
To restore sound settings:
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1. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key to display the device options menu.
2. Tap Sound
.
 Your phone’s sound settings are now restored.
Tip: You can also access silent mode through the Notification panel. Drag the Status bar down to reveal
the Notification panel and tap the speaker icon until you see Sound.
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Airplane Mode
Airplane mode turns off all functions that emit or receive signals, while leaving your phone on so you can
use apps that don’t require a signal or data.
To turn on airplane mode:
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key to display the device options menu.
2. Tap Airplane mode > Turn on.
 Your phone is now in airplane mode. You will see the airplane mode icon
bar.
in the Status
Tip: You can also access airplane mode through the Notification panel. Drag the Status bar down to
reveal the Notification panel and tap Airplane mode
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To turn off airplane mode:
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key to display the device options menu.
2. Tap Airplane mode > Turn off.
 Your phone’s wireless connection features are now restored.
Tip: You can also access silent mode through the Notification panel. Drag the Status bar down to reveal
the Notification panel and tap Airplane mode
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Enter Text
You can type on your phone using one of the available touchscreen keyboards or Google voice typing.
Touchscreen Keyboards
Use the touchscreen Samsung keyboard for entering text (see Samsung Keyboard). The keyboard
appear automatically onscreen when you tap a text entry field, and can be used in either portrait or
landscape mode. You can also use the Google Voice typing option to enter text using your voice (see
Google Voice Typing for details).
Samsung Keyboard
The Samsung keyboard offers a traditional QWERTY keyboard setup for entering text by tapping keys
(like on a computer), along with enhancements and options that allow you to enter text faster and more
accurately, such as continuous key input, personalized usage dictionaries, and more.
Assigning the Samsung Keyboard for Text Entry
If you have multiple text input methods installed on your device, you can select the Samsung keyboard to
be your default text input method from Settings, or you can choose it at any time while entering text.
Note: The Samsung keyboard is the default text input method on your phone. Additional keyboards and
input methods are available for download at the Google Play Store. See Google Play Store.
From Settings:
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From home, tap Apps
Samsung keyboard.
> Settings
> Language and input > Default, and then choose
While entering text:
1. While entering text, drag down from the top of the screen to open the Notification panel.
2. Tap Choose input method, and then choose Samsung keyboard.
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Use Samsung Keyboard to Enter Text
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Tap keys to enter text. While entering text, use these options:

If you make a mistake, tap
a whole word or field.
to delete incorrect characters. Touch and hold
to delete

Tap
to change the case of the text (the arrow will turn blue). Tap
all capitals (the key will turn blue).

Tap
to switch to a symbols keyboard, to enter symbols. There are two symbol
keyboards.

Touch and hold
Voice Typing.

If you have more than one language selected in Samsung Keyboard settings, you can swipe
twice to switch to
to switch to Google Voice typing to enter text by speaking. See Google
your finger over
to switch between languages.
Configure Samsung Keyboard
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From home, tap Apps
Samsung keyboard.
> Settings
> Language and input, and then tap
beside
Google Voice Typing
Google Voice typing uses Google voice recognition to convert speech to text.
Use Google Voice Typing to Enter Text
1. While entering text, drag down from the top of the screen to open the Notification panel, and then
tap Choose input method > Google voice typing.
– or –
Touch and hold
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2. Speak into the microphone and watch your text being entered onscreen.
3. If the text is incorrect, tap DELETE.
4. Once you finish entering your text, the onscreen keyboard will reappear. If you manually stop
recording, you can either tap the microphone
to return to the keyboard.
again to start recording, or tap the keyboard
Note: Select a language from the menu at the top of the Listening area. Tap Add more languages to
assign a new language via the Google voice typing menu. Removing the check mark from the Automatic
field allows you to select additional languages.
Configure Google Voice Typing
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From home, tap Apps
Google voice typing.
> Settings
> Language and input, and then tap
beside
Tips for Editing Text
Your phone gives you many options to make entering text easier, including copying, cutting, and pasting
text, using voice-to-text input, customizing the user dictionary, using predictive text, and more.
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Select all: Highlights all the text in the field.
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Cut: Removes the selected text and saves it to the clipboard.
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Copy: Copies the selected text to the clipboard.
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Paste: Insert the last copied or cut text into the current field.
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Google Account
You will need a Google Account to access several phone features such as Gmail, Google Maps,
Hangouts, and the Google Play applications. Before you are able to access Google applications, you
must enter your account information. These applications sync between your phone and your online
Google Account.
Google Account Cautions
Be sure not to forget your Google Account ID or password.
Create a Google Account
If you do not already have a Google Account, you can create one online or by using your phone.
Note: You can also create and sign into your Google/Gmail account through your phone’s Setup
application.
Note: Although you need a Gmail account to use certain features of your phone, such as Google Play,
you do not need to use Gmail as the default account for your phone.
Create a Google Account Online
1. From a computer, launch a Web browser and navigate to google.com.
2. On the main page, click Sign-in > Create an account.
3. Follow the onscreen prompts to create your free account.
4. Look for an email from Google in the email box you provided, and respond to the email to confirm
and activate your new account.
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Create a Google Account Using Your Phone
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Accounts.
2. Tap Google and then tap New.
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3. Enter your First name and Last name, and then tap Next
4. Enter a desired Username, and then tap Next
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5. When prompted, enter and reenter a password.
6. Create a security question and answer, enter a secondary email address to help you recover your
password if you ever lose it, and then tap Next
.
Note: When setting up a new Google Account, either on your phone or online, you will be prompted to
add a secondary email address. Enter a second Gmail address or any other email address from which
you currently send and receive email. This address is used to authenticate your account should you ever
encounter problems or forget your password. It is strongly encouraged for Android users so you can
regain access to Google services and purchases on your phone.
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7. Configure your Google data backup and communication, and then tap Next
.
8. Read the Google Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other legal documents, and then tap
I accept.
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9. Enter the letters from the Authenticating screen and then tap Next
.
10. Your phone connects with the Google servers and saves your account information.
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11. Your Google account is listed in Settings under Apps
> Settings
> Accounts.
 You are signed in to your Google Account.
Sign In to Your Google Account
If you have a Google Account but have not yet signed in with your phone, follow these instructions to sign
in to your Google Account.
1. From home, tap Apps
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> Settings
> Accounts > Add account.
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2. Tap Google, and then tap Existing.
3. Enter your Gmail username and password, and then tap Next
.
4. Choose whether or not to back up your data to your Google Account and whether to receive
communications from Google.
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5. Set up payment information for use in the Google Play Store.
6. Your Google account is listed in Settings under Apps
> Settings
> Accounts.
 You are now signed in to your Google Account, and your phone will start synchronizing with
your Google Account.
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Google Play Store
Google Play™ is the place to go to find new Android apps, books, movies, and music for your phone.
Choose from a wide variety of free and paid content ranging from productivity apps and games to
bestselling books and blockbuster movies and music. When you find what you want, you can easily
download and install it on your phone.
To access the Google Play store app, you must first connect to the Internet using your phone’s Wi-Fi or
mobile data connection and sign in to your Google Account. See Browser and Sign In to Your Google
Account for details.
Installing Applications
Many different kinds of applications can be installed on your phone from Google Play (provided by
Google Inc.). The company is not responsible in any way for user-installed applications (quality,
reliability, legality, fitness for a purpose, credibility, accuracy, etc.) or resulting malfunctions (viruses,
etc.).
Important: Our policies often do not apply to third-party applications. Third-party applications may access
your personal information or require us to disclose your customer information to the third-party application
provider. To find out how a third-party application will collect, access, use, or disclose your personal
information, check the application provider’s policies, which can usually be found on their website. If you
aren’t comfortable with the third-party application’s policies, don’t use the application.
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Find and Install an App
When you install apps from the Google Play Store and use them on your phone, they may require access
to your personal information (such as your location, contact data, and more) or access to certain functions
or settings of your phone. Download and install only apps that you trust.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Play Store
.
2. When you open the Google Play store app for the first time, the Terms of Service window will
appear. Tap Accept to continue.
3. Browse through the categories (Apps, Movies & TV, Music, Books, Games, or Newsstand),
find an item you are interested in, and tap the name.

Browse through featured apps. Scroll through the list of featured apps when you open Google
Play.

Search for an app. Tap
on the Google Play Store Home screen, enter the name or type
of app you are looking for, and then tap
on the keyboard.
4. Tap an app to read a description about the app and user reviews.
5. Tap Install (for free applications) or the price (for paid applications).
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Note: You need a Google Wallet account to purchase items on Google Play. See Google Wallet to set up
a Google Wallet account if you do not have one.
6. The subsequent screen notifies you whether the app will require access to your personal
information or access to certain functions or settings of your phone. If you agree to the conditions,
tap ACCEPT (for free apps) or ACCEPT and then BUY (for paid apps) to begin downloading and
installing the app.

If you selected a paid application, after tapping OK, you are redirected to the Google Wallet
screen to pay for the application before it’s downloaded to your phone.
 The selected app is downloaded and installed on your phone.
Warning: Read the notification carefully! Be especially cautious with applications that have access to
many functions or a significant amount of your data. Once you tap OK on this screen, you are responsible
for the results of using this item on your phone.
Purchasing Applications
Purchase apps at your own risk. The company is not responsible for any disadvantage resulting for
user or third parties.
Request a Refund for a Paid App
If you are not satisfied with an app, you can ask for a refund within two hours of the purchase. Your credit
card is not charged and the app is uninstalled from your phone.
If you change your mind, you can install the app again, but you can’t request a refund a second time.
1. From home, tap Apps
2. Tap Menu
> Play Store
.
> My Apps.
3. Tap the app to uninstall for a refund. The details screen for the app opens.
4. Tap Refund, and then tap Yes to confirm. Your app is uninstalled and the charge is cancelled.
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Update an App
Depending on your settings, many apps will update automatically, or you can update apps directly from
the Play Store app.
Update an App Directly
1. From home, tap Apps
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> Play Store
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2. Tap Menu
> My apps.
3. Tap the app you want to update, and then tap Update > Accept.
 The app update is downloaded and installed.
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Set Automatic App Updates
1. From home, tap Apps
2. Tap Menu
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> Play Store
.
> My apps.
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3. Tap the app you want to set for auto-update, and then tap More options
> Auto-update.
 The app is set to update automatically whenever an update becomes available.
Note: Automatic updates are unavailable for some apps.
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Uninstall an App
You can uninstall any app that you have downloaded and installed from Google Play.
1. From home, tap Apps
2. Tap Menu
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> Play Store
.
> My apps.
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3. On the Installed screen, tap the app you want to uninstall, and then tap Uninstall > OK.
 The app is uninstalled and removed from your phone.
Get Help with Google Play
The Google Play store app offers an online help option if you have questions or want to know more about
the app.
1. From home, tap Apps
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> Play Store
.
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2. Tap Menu
> Help.
 The Web browser will take you to the Google Play Store Help Web page, where you will find
comprehensive, categorized information about Google Play.
Lock and Unlock Your Screen
Your phone allows you to quickly turn the screen off when not in use and to turn it back on and unlock it
when you need it.
Turn the Screen Off When Not in Use
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To quickly turn the screen off, press the Power/Lock Key. Pressing the Power/Lock Key again
or receiving an incoming call will turn on your phone screen and show the Lock screen.
To save battery power, the phone automatically turns off the screen after a certain period of time when
you leave it idle. You will still be able to receive messages and calls while the phone’s screen is off.
Note: For information on how to adjust the time before the screen turns off, see Display Settings.
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Turn the Screen On and Unlock It
1. To turn the screen on, press the Power/Lock Key.
 The Lock screen appears.
2. Swipe your finger across the screen to unlock it.
 The screen is unlocked.

If you have set up a screen lock, you will be prompted to draw the pattern or enter the
password or PIN. See Screen Lock.
Update Your Phone
From time to time, updates may become available for your phone. You can download and apply updates
through the Settings > System update menu.
Software Update Cautions
During update: The phone cannot be used until the software update is complete. It may take time to
update your phone’s software.
Signal during update: Update your phone where signal reception is good, and do not change
location during the update process. Make sure the battery is adequately charged before beginning an
update. A weak signal or low battery during an update may cause the update to fail. An update failure
may disable the phone.
Other functions during update: Other phone functions cannot be used during a software update.
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Update Your Phone Software
You can update your phone's software using the System update option.
Before Updating Your Phone
Updating your phone may result in a loss of saved data depending on the condition of your phone
(malfunctioning, damaged, water seepage, etc.). You must back up all critical information before updating
your phone firmware.
Back Up All Data Prior to Update
To back up your Gmail information:
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Accounts > Google.
2. Tap the Auto-sync option to enable the feature (checkmark).

If the Auto-sync option is on, email, Calendar and Contacts automatically synchronize
whenever a change is made.

If the Auto-sync option is off, tap the sync icon within the account field to reveal the account’s
synchronization settings screen.
3. Tap More options
> Sync now to sync your Google Account information.
To back up your Exchange Mail information:
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Accounts > Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
2. Tap the sync icon within the Corporate account field to reveal the account’s synchronization
settings screen.
3. Toggle the onscreen checkmark to manually synchronize the desired parameters (Contacts or
Calendar).
To back up your Google apps:
Your Google app purchases are reloaded remotely and can be re-installed after the update is applied.
1. From home, tap Apps
2. Tap Menu
> Play Store
.
> My apps > All tab.
3. Scroll through the list of previously downloaded Google apps and choose those you wish to
reinstall.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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As an added precaution, to preserve any data on your microSD card (not included) please unmount it
from your phone prior to starting the update process. From home, tap Apps
Storage > Unmount SD card.
> Settings
>
Update Your Phone’s Software
Once you have backed up all your data, use the Update now option to update your phone’s software.
1. From home, tap Apps
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> Settings
> System update.
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2. Tap Update.
 Your phone automatically downloads and installs any available updates. You may be required
to power your phone off and back on to complete the software upgrade.
Confirm Your Current Phone Firmware
1. From home, tap Apps
Basic Operations
> Settings
> About device.
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2. Locate the Baseband version read-only field.
Update Your Profile
This option allows you to automatically update your online user profile information. If you choose to
change your user name and select a new one online, you must then update the user name on your
phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
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> Settings
> System update > Update Profile.
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2. Follow the onscreen instructions.
 The phone will download and install the profile update and you will see a confirmation when
complete.
Note: If your data services or account syncing ever seems to go out unexpectedly, use this feature to
reconnect with the network.
Update Your PRL
This option allows you to download and update the PRL (preferred roaming list) automatically.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> System update > Update PRL.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions.
 The phone will download and install the PRL update and you will see a confirmation when
complete.
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Your Phone Interface
The following topics describe how to use and customize your phone’s Home screen, understand the
Status bar, and use the Notification panel.
Home Screen Basics
The Home screen is the starting point for your phone’s applications, functions, and menus. You can
customize your Home screen by adding application icons, shortcuts, folders, widgets, and more.
Home Screen Layout
Your Home screen extends beyond the initial screen. Swipe the screen left or right to display additional
screens.
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Item
Description
Status Bar
The Status bar displays icons to notify you of your phone’s status (on the right
side) and notifications (on the left side)
Notification Area
The notification area of the Status bar (on the left) displays notifications for
incoming messages, missed calls, application updates, and more
Status Area
The status area of the Status bar (on the right) displays phone and service
status information such as signal strength, battery status, Wi-Fi and data
connectivity, ringer status, and time
Widget
Widgets are self-contained onscreen apps that reside on your phone’s Home
screen
Application Icons
Application icons are shortcuts to favorite applications. You can add and
remove these shortcuts as you wish.
Primary Shortcuts
Primary shortcuts are application shortcuts that appear in the same location
on all of your phone’s Home screens. These are customizable except for the
Applications (Apps) shortcut, which remains static
Applications (Apps)
List
Tap to open the applications (apps) list. The apps list key is a primary
shortcut available from all Home screens
Note: Your phone’s Home screens cycle through so that you can keep swiping in one direction and make
it back to the main Home screen. The small circles above the primary shortcuts let you know your current
screen position.
Tip: Press Home
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to return to the main Home screen from any other screen.
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Extended Home Screens
In addition to the main Home screen, your phone features extended Home screens to provide more
space for adding icons, widgets, and more. Press Home
to display the main Home screen and
then drag across the screen to move from the main screen to an extended screen.
There are up to four extended screens available in addition to the main Home screen.
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Swipe left or right to go to an extended Home screen.
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While on an extended screen, press Home
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to return to the main Home screen.
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To go directly to a particular screen:
1. From any screen, pinch the screen to display thumbnail images of all screens.
2. Swipe left or right and tap the screen you want to open.
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Status Bar
The Status bar at the top of the Home screen provides phone and service status information on the right
side and notification alerts on the left. To view the Notification panel or access the quick settings menu,
tap the Status bar and drag it down.
Status Bar Layout
Main Notification Icons
Icon
Notification
Missed call
New voicemail
New email
New Gmail
New text or MMS message
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Icon
Notification
New Hangout message
New Boost Zone message
Event
USB connection
Alarm is active
Warning
Update available
Update downloading
Update successful
Keyboard active
More notifications available (drag down to view)
Main Status Icons
Icon
Status
Bluetooth® active
GPS active
Wi-Fi® active
Downloading
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Icon
Status
Vibrate
Speakerphone active
Network (full signal)
Network (roaming)
Enhanced 4G LTE data service
3G (data service)
Airplane mode
Sync active
Alarm is set
Battery (charging)
Battery (full charge)
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Notifications Panel
Drag the Status bar down to open the Notification panel. From there, you can check notifications,
download updates, open messaging apps, use the quick settings menu, and more.
Open the Notifications Panel
■
Drag the Status bar down. (Slide your finger down from the top of the screen.)
 The Notifications Panel opens. To check notifications, tap an item in the list.
Close the Notifications Panel
■
Drag the Notification panel up. (Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen.)
– or –
Tap Back
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to close the Notification panel.
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Notifications Panel Layout
The Notification panel gives you access both to notifications and the quick settings menu.
Customize the Home Screen
Learn how to set the wallpaper and add, move, or remove shortcuts, widgets, and folders from the Home
screen.
Operations for Rearranging the Home Screen
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Moving Widgets and Icons: From home, touch and hold an item and then drag it to the desired
location.
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Deleting Widgets and Icons: From home, touch and hold an item and then drag it to
Remove
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.
Displaying the Home Screen Menu: From home, touch and hold an empty space to display the
Home Screen menu. Menu options include Wallpapers, Widgets, and Themes.
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Change the Wallpaper
Select and assign your phone’s background wallpaper.
1. From home, touch and hold an empty space, and then tap Wallpapers.

You can also access the wallpaper menu through settings. From home, tap Apps
Settings
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>
> Display > Wallpaper.
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2. Tap an option to select the wallpaper.

Home screen to set the background wallpaper for your Home screen. Select from Gallery,
Wallpapers, or ID wallpapers.

Lock screen to set the wallpaper for your phone’s Lock screen. Select from Gallery or
Wallpapers.

Home and lock screens to set a wallpaper for both your Home screen and your Lock
screen. Select from Gallery or Wallpapers.
3. Select a wallpaper and tap Set as wallpaper.
 The wallpaper is set.
Note: If you select Gallery, you will need to select an album and a picture. Once selected, use the crop
tool to resize and position the image and then tap Done.
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Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen
You can add shortcuts for quick access to favorite apps from the Home screen.
1. From home, tap Apps
.
 The Apps list opens.
2. Touch and hold an app icon.
 The icon will disengage and you will see thumbnails of your Home screens.
3. Drag the icon to an empty location on one of the Home screens.
 The shortcut is added to the Home screen.
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Add Widgets to the Home Screen
You can add widgets to your phone’s Home screen. Widgets are self-contained apps that display on a
Home screen. Unlike a shortcut, the Widget works like as an onscreen application. There are all kinds of
widgets, including links to a specific contact, Internet bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and many
others.
1. From home, touch and hold an empty space, and then tap Widgets.
2. Tap Widgets.
3. Touch and hold a widget icon.
 The icon will disengage and you will see thumbnails of your Home screens.
4. Drag the icon to an empty location on one of the Home screens.
 The widget is added to the Home screen.
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Add Folders to the Home Screen
You can group Home screen shortcuts into folders for convenient access.
1. From home, touch and hold a shortcut you want to place in a folder, and then drag it to Create
folder
.
2. Type a name for the folder and tap Done.
 A new folder is created.
3. To add more app shortcuts to the folder, touch and hold a shortcut and drag it on top of the new
folder.
 The shortcut is added to the folder.
Change Folder Names
Once you have added folders, you can change the name easily from the folder display.
1. From home, tap the folder to open it, and then tap the folder name.
2. Type a new name and then tap Done.
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Phone App
The following topics outline the use of your device’s phone app to place and receive calls, use voicemail,
set up and manage contacts, and more.
Place and Answer Calls
The following topics describe how to directly dial calls, how to answer incoming calls, and how to use the
in-call screen options.
Adjust In-Call Volume
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Adjusting Call Volume: Press the volume key up or down during the call.
Troubleshooting
Issue: Difficulty during call.
Answer 1: It may not be possible to make a call properly in a noisy location.
Answer 2: When calling using Speaker, check the call volume. Raising the call volume may make
calling difficult.
Issue: Sound pops momentarily during a call.
Answer: Are you changing location while calling? Sound pops when signal is weak and the phone
switches to a different area.
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Call Using the Phone Dialer
The most “traditional” way to place a call is by using the phone’s dialer screen.
1. From home, tap Phone
to display the phone screen.
 The phone app opens. If necessary, tap the Keypad tab to display the dialer screen.
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2. Tap the number keys on the dial pad to enter the phone number.

3. Tap
As you enter digits, Smart Dial searches for contacts that match. If you see the number you
want to dial, tap it to place the call immediately without entering the rest of the number.
to call the number.
 The phone dials the number. The call begins when the other party answers.
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4. To end the call, tap
.
 The call ends.
Troubleshooting
Issue: Call does not connect.
Answer 1: Was the number dialed using the area code? If not, try dialing the full 10-digit number
including the area code.
Answer 2: Are you in an area with poor wireless coverage? Try calling again from another area.
Call Emergency Numbers
You can place calls to 9-1-1 even if the phone’s screen is locked or your account is restricted.
To call the 9-1-1 emergency number when the phone’s screen is locked with a screen lock:
1. From the Lock screen, tap Emergency call.
2. Tap
.
 As long as you are in an area covered by wireless service, the emergency call is placed.
To call the 9-1-1 emergency number normally or when your account is restricted:
1. Unlock the screen. For more information, see Lock and Unlock Your Screen.
2. From home, tap Phone
3. Tap
> Keypad tab.
.
 As long as you are in an area covered by wireless service, the emergency call is placed.
Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) Information
This phone features an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing E9-1-1
emergency location services where available.
When you place an emergency 9-1-1 call, the GPS feature of your phone seeks information to calculate
your approximate location. Depending on several variables, including availability and access to satellite
signals, it may take up to 30 seconds or more to determine and report your approximate location.
Important: Always report your location to the 9-1-1 operator when placing an emergency call. Some
designated emergency call takers, known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), may not be
equipped to receive GPS location information from your phone.
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Answer Phone Calls
The following information lets you know how to answer incoming calls, mute the ringer on incoming calls,
reject incoming calls, and more.
When you receive a phone call from a contact, the Incoming call screen appears and displays the caller
ID icon, name, and phone number of the calling party. When you receive a phone call from someone who
is not stored in Contacts, only the default caller ID icon and phone number appear on the Incoming call
screen.
Note: If your phone is turned off, all calls automatically go to voicemail.
Answer an Incoming Call
1. When a call arrives, drag
to the right to answer it.
 The call begins.
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2. To end the call, tap
.
 The call ends.
Mute the Ringing Sound
■
To mute the ringer without rejecting the call, press the volume button down.
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Reject an Incoming Call
■
When a call arrives, drag
to the left to reject it.
 The ringtone or vibration will stop and call will be sent directly to voicemail.
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Reject a Call and Send a Text Message
You can reject an incoming call and automatically send a text message to the caller.
1. When a call arrives, drag
up from the bottom of the screen.
 You will see a list of preset text messages.
2.
Tap one of the messages to send it to the caller.
 The selected message will be delivered to the caller.

You can edit the reject messages through the Call settings menu. From the phone app, tap
More options
> Settings > Call > Set up call rejection messages and edit or create the
reject messages.
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In-Call Screen Layout and Operations
While you are on a call, you will see a number of onscreen options.
In-Call Screen Layout
Tap options to activate them during a call.
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Add call: Tap to initiate a conference call (3-way call).
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Keypad/Hide: Toggle the appearance of the onscreen keypad.
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End call: End the current call.
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Speaker: Route the phone’s audio through the speaker (On) or through the earpiece (Off).

Activate Speaker to route the phone’s audio through the speaker. (You can adjust the
speaker volume using the volume buttons.)

Deactivate Speaker to use the phone’s earpiece.
Warning: Because of higher volume levels, do not place the phone near your ear during speakerphone
use.
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Mute: Mute the microphone during an active call. Tap again to unmute the microphone.
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Bluetooth: Route the phone’s audio through a connected Bluetooth headset (On) or through the
speaker (Off).
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When the call is routed to a Bluetooth headset, the current call area shows the Bluetooth
icon.
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Note: The Bluetooth button is activated to show the current call is routed to the connected Bluetooth
headset.
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
To route the current call back to the phone, tap Bluetooth to temporarily use the phone. Tap
it again to route the call back to the connected Bluetooth headset.

When Bluetooth or the Bluetooth headset is turned off, the call is routed through either the
earpiece or speaker.
Keypad: Use the onscreen keypad to enter additional numbers, for example, an extension or
access code.

For example: When you call your bank’s 800 number, use your keypad to enter your account
number and PIN.
Additional In-Call Options
■
Tap More options
select it.
during a call to display a list of additional in-call features. Tap an option to

Contacts: Display your contacts list.

Memo: Create a new memo while remaining on the call.

Messages: Send a text or multimedia message while remaining on the call. See Text and
Multimedia Messaging.

Extra volume: Increase the audio volume during a call.

Settings: Configure call settings. See Call Settings.
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Place Calls from Contacts/Call Logs
Make calls quickly using Contacts and Call Logs.
Place a Call from Contacts
You can place phone calls directly from entries in your Contacts list.
1. From home, tap Phone
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2. Tap Contacts to display the Contacts list.
 The contacts list appears.
3. Tap a contact.
4. Tap Call
next to the number you want to call.
 The phone dials the number. The call begins when the other party answers.
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5. To end the call, tap
.
 The call ends.
Tip: You can also place a call directly from the Contacts list. Swipe the entry you want to call from left to
right to place a call to the entry’s primary number.
Call from Call Logs
The Call logs list lets you quickly place calls to recent incoming, outgoing, or missed numbers.
1. From home, tap Phone
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2. Tap Logs to display the Call logs list.
 The call logs list appears.
3. Tap an entry to display the call details.
4. Tap Call
to place a call.
 The phone dials the number. The call begins when the other party answers.
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5. To end the call, tap

.
The call ends.
Tip: You can also place a call directly from the Call logs list. Swipe the entry you want to call from left to
right to place a call.
Optional Services
The following topics outline additional voice-related services available with your phone, including call
services, voicemail, and more.
Voicemail Setup
You should set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. Always use a
password to protect against unauthorized access. Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered
calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off.
1. From home, tap Phone
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> Keypad tab.
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2. Touch and hold
to dial your voicemail number.
 Your phone dials the voicemail access number.
3. Follow the system prompts to:

Create your password.

Record your name announcement.

Record your greeting.
Important: Voicemail Password – It is strongly recommended that you create a password when setting
up your voicemail to protect against unauthorized access. Without a password, anyone who has access
to your phone is able to access your voicemail messages.
Visual Voicemail
Visual Voicemail gives you a quick and easy way to access your voicemail. Now you can find exactly the
message you are looking for without having to listen to every voicemail message first. This feature
periodically goes out to your voicemail, and gathers the caller information from all of the current
voicemails. It then populates a list with the caller name and number, along with the length of time and
priority level of the voicemail message.
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Set Up Visual Voicemail
Setting up Visual Voicemail follows many of the same procedures as setting up traditional voicemail. You
should set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. Your phone
automatically transfers all unanswered calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off.
Note: To set up your traditional voicemail box, see Voicemail Setup.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Voicemail
.
2. Scroll through the Welcome to Visual Voicemail introduction screens to view a brief explanation
of the visual voicemail services.
3. At the end of the welcome screens, a Personalize your voicemail prompt displays.
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4. Tap Personalize now and follow the system prompts to:

Create a password (part of standard voicemail).

Record your name announcement.

Record your greeting.
Important: Voicemail Password – It is strongly recommended that you create a password when setting
up your voicemail to protect against unauthorized access. Without a password, anyone who has access
to your phone is able to access your voicemail messages.
Review Visual Voicemail
Visual Voicemail lets you easily access and select which messages you want to review.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Voicemail
.
 You will see the voicemail inbox.
2. Tap a message to review it.
Tip: There are several icons at the bottom of the review screen for maintenance, storage, messaging,
and other options. For an explanation of all your options, tap More options
Voicemail Menu > Visual Voicemail Settings.
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Listen to Multiple Voicemail Messages
When you are done listening to a voicemail message you can easily access other voicemail messages
without returning to the main voicemail screen.
1. Listen to the current voicemail message.
2. Swipe your finger left or right to display the next or previous message.
 The next or previous message appears.
You can navigate through voicemail messages as frequently as you'd like. You can even move to the next
or previous message before you are finished listening to the current one.
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Visual Voicemail Options
Your visual voicemail options appear as icons at the bottom of the voicemail review screen.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Voicemail
.
2. The following options are available when viewing new voicemail messages:

Subscribe to subscribe to the premium Voice-to-Text transcription service. (Requires an
additional monthly charge.)

Play all new: Play all new messages.

Select multiple: Perform an action on multiple messages.

Compose Avatar message: Send an animated voice message to friends. You can also
compose an Avatar message by tapping

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More options: Access Search, Settings, and Help features.
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3. Tap a message to review it. The following options are available while listening to voicemail
messages:

Call: Dial the number the message came from.

Share: Send the message via Wi-Fi Direct, social accounts, and so on.



Delete: Delete selected messages.
Reply: Reply to the message via text or voice message.
More options: Archive, Settings, and Help features.
4. Touch and hold a message to manage your messages. The following options are available:


All: Select all messages.
Delete: Delete selected messages.

Archive: Save this message.

Mark as Read: Mark this voicemail as being read.

Mark as Unread: Mark this voicemail as not being read.
Note: Not all options are available for all messages.
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Configure Visual Voicemail Settings
The Visual Voicemail settings menu lets you access settings for notifications, pictures, greetings, and
more.
1. From home, tap Apps
2. Tap More options
> Voicemail
.
> Settings.
 You will see the voicemail settings menu.
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3. Select an option to change its settings.

Avatar: Configure you Avatar options.

Display: Change your voicemail message theme and enter a name to identify yourself to
people when replying or forwarding messages.

Help: View help topics for using Visual Voicemail.

Preferences: Change your Visual Voicemail application preferences.

Sound: Change your sound/speakerphone options.

Updates: Check for updates.

About Voicemail: View information about the application.
Change Your Main Greeting via the Voicemail Menu
Your main greeting can be changed directly via the Visual Voicemail system. This direct access saves
you from having to navigate within the voicemail menu.
1. From home, tap Apps
2. Tap More options
> Voicemail
.
> Settings > Preferences > Personalize voicemail.
3. Tap OK to connect to the voicemail system. Follow the prompts to change your current greeting.
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Edit the Display Name via the Voicemail Menu
From your Visual Voicemail menu, you can quickly change the name or number attached to your voice
messages.
1. From home, tap Apps
2. Tap More options
> Voicemail
.
> Settings > Display > Display name.
3. Tap the existing identification field and enter a new identifying name or number (used to identify
you to recipients of your voice messages).
4. Tap OK to save your information.
Caller ID Blocking
Caller ID identifies a caller before you answer the phone by displaying the number of the incoming call. If
you do not want your number displayed when you make a call, follow these steps.
1. From home, tap Phone
2. Tap
> Keypad tab.
.
3. Enter a phone number.
4. Tap
.
 Your caller information will not appear on the recipient’s phone.
To permanently block your number, call Boost Customer Service.
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Call Waiting
When you are on a call, Call Waiting alerts you to incoming calls by sounding two beeps. Your phone’s
screen informs you that another call is coming in and displays the caller’s phone number (if it is available).
To respond to an incoming call while you are on a call:
■
Slide
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To switch back to the first caller:
■
Tap Swap.
Note: For those calls where you don’t want to be interrupted, you can temporarily disable Call Waiting by
pressing
you end the call.
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Conference Calling
With conference calling, also known as 3-way calling, you can talk to two people at the same time. When
using this feature, the normal airtime rates will be charged for each of the two calls.
1. On the Phone screen, enter a number and tap
(or place a call from Log or Contacts).
2. Once you have established the connection, tap Add call, and dial the second number (or place
the call from Logs or Contacts).
 This puts the first caller on hold and dials the second number.
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3. When you are connected to the second party, tap Merge. Your conference call is now in session.
4. To end the three-way call, tap
.
Note: If one of the people you called hangs up during your call, you and the remaining caller stay
connected. If you initiated the call and are the first to hang up, all callers are disconnected.
Call Forwarding
Call Forwarding lets you forward all your incoming calls to another phone number – even when your
phone is turned off. You can continue to make calls from your phone when you have activated Call
Forwarding.
Note: You are charged a higher rate for calls you have forwarded.
To activate Call Forwarding:
1. From home, tap Phone
2. Tap
> Keypad tab.
.
3. Enter the area code and phone number to which you want your calls forwarded.
4. Tap
.
 You will hear a tone to confirm the activation of Call Forwarding. All calls to your wireless
number will be forwarded to the designated phone number.
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To deactivate Call Forwarding:
1. From home, tap
> Keypad tab.
2. Tap
3. Tap
.
.
 You will hear a tone to confirm the deactivation.
Call Settings
Your phone’s Call Settings menu lets you configure your voicemail options and a number of other settings
for the phone application.
Call Settings Options
Use the Call Settings menu to adjust the following settings:
Setting
Description
Set up call rejection
messages
Create or edit messages to reject incoming calls
Answering/ending calls
Manage call answering/ending settings
Additional settings
See options for TTY mode and Hearing aids (listed below)
TTY mode
Configure settings for use with a TTY device
Hearing aids
Improve the sound quality of device when used with hearing aids
Ringtones and keypad tones
Select ringtones, set your phone to vibrate when ringing, and play a
tone when the dialing keypad is tapped
Noise reduction
Suppress background noise during calls
Voicemail settings
Configure your voicemail settings
US dialing
Replace + with international dialing code, except for +1
International dialing
Enter an international dialing code
DTMF tones
Set the length of DTMF tones, which are used when pressing the
keypad while on a call
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Setting
Description
DDTM
Make/receive voice calls or use voicemail while using mobile networks
Use the Call Settings Menu
1. From home, tap Phone
.
 The phone app opens.
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2. Tap More options
> Settings > Call.
 The call settings menu appears.
3. Configure your options.

Tap a menu item to display its options.

Select your options and follow the prompts to set them.
 Your call settings options are set.
Contacts
The Contacts application lets you store and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including
contacts you enter and save directly in your phone as well as contacts synchronized with your Google
Account, your PC, compatible email programs (including Exchange Server), and your Facebook friends.
Contacts Cautions
Information saved in Contacts may be lost or changed if the battery is removed for a long period or
left uncharged. Accident or malfunction may also cause loss or change to information. It is
recommended that you keep a separate copy of contacts and other important information. The
company is not responsible for any damages from lost or changed contacts.
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Add a Contact
You can add contacts from your phone’s Phone application. Enter details such as name, phone numbers,
email addresses, mailing addresses, and more.
1. From home, tap Phone
> Contacts tab.
 You will see the Contacts list.

You can also access contacts directly from the Contacts shortcut or the apps list. From home,
tap Contacts
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, or if there’s no shortcut, tap Apps
> Contacts
.
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2. Tap
to add a contact.
 The “Save contact to” screen appears.
3. If you have multiple account types associated with your phone, select a contact type.

Select Google if you want to save contacts to your Google Account; these will be synced
automatically with your Google Account online.

Select Device as the sync account if you want your contacts on your phone only; they will not
be synced with your Google Account.
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4. Use the keyboard to enter as much information as you want.

: Tap the picture icon to assign a picture to the contact.

Name: Enter the contact’s name.

Phone: Enter a phone number for the contact.

Groups: If desired, assign the contact to one or more contact groups.

Ringtone: Select a specific ringtone for this contact.

Add another field: Tap Add another field to include additional information such as IM,
Address, Notes, Nickname, Website, etc.
Note: To select a type (label) for a phone number, email address, or postal address (such as Mobile,
Home, Work, etc.), tap the type to the left of the field and select the appropriate type.
Note: To add more phone numbers, email addresses, etc., tap
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5. When you have finished adding information, tap Save.
 The contact is added.
Save a Phone Number
You can save a phone number to Contacts directly from the phone keypad.
1. From home, tap Phone
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> Keypad tab.
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2. Enter a phone number and tap Add to Contacts.
3. To add the number to an existing contact, tap Update existing. To add a new contact, tap
Create contact.

For an existing contact, tap the contact name and select a number type for the new number.

For a new contact, enter the name and any additional information.
4. Tap Save.
 The contact is added.
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Check Contacts
View a contact’s details by displaying a contact entry.
1. From home, tap Phone
> Contacts tab.
 You will see the Contacts list.

You can also access contacts directly from the Contacts shortcut or the apps list. From home,
tap Contacts
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, or if there’s no shortcut, tap Apps
> Contacts
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2. Tap a contact to view its details.
 The contact’s detailed listing appears.
Contacts Screen Layout
The following illustration show’s your Contacts app layout and describes the various features.
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Item
Description
Groups tab
Show contact groups
Favorites tab
Show favorites contacts
Contacts tab
Show all contacts
Contact
Tap to show contact’s details
Image
Tap to show thumbnail of contact entry. Tap an icon to place a call, send a message,
etc.
Search
Search contacts
Add new
Add a new contact
Edit a Contact
Once you’ve added a contact, you can add or edit any of the information in the entry, assign a caller ID
picture, customize with a unique ringtone, and more.
1. From home, tap Phone
> Contacts tab.
 You will see the Contacts list.

You can also access contacts directly from the Contacts shortcut or the apps list. From home,
tap Contacts
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, or if there’s no shortcut, tap Apps
> Contacts
.
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2. Tap a contact to view its details.
 The contact’s detailed listing appears.
3. Tap Edit
.
4. Tap any field you want to change or add. See Add a Contact.
5. Add or edit the information, and then tap Save.
 Your changes are saved to the contact entry.
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Note: To select a type (label) for a phone number, email address, or postal address (such as Mobile,
Home, Work, etc.), tap the type to the left of the field.
Note: To add more phone numbers, email addresses, etc., tap
on the right side of the entry field.
Delete a Contact
You can delete a contact from the contacts details page.
1. From home, tap Phone
> Contacts tab.
 You will see the Contacts list.

You can also access contacts directly from the Contacts shortcut or the apps list. From home,
tap Contacts
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> Contacts
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2. Tap a contact to view its details.
 The contact’s detailed listing appears.
3. Tap More options
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4. Tap OK.
 The contact is deleted.
Tip: You can also touch and hold the contact from the contact list and then tap Delete > OK.
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Share a Contact
You can quickly share contacts using Bluetooth, email, Gmail, or text messaging.
1. From home, tap Phone
> Contacts tab.
 You will see the Contacts list.
2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap More options
> Share name card.
 You will see the Share name card menu.
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3. In the Share name card menu, select a method:

Bluetooth to send the information via Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on pairing and
sending via Bluetooth.

Drive to save the information to your Google Drive account.

Email to send the information as an email attachment. If prompted, select an email account.
Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See Compose and
Send Email for details on sending email.

Gmail to send the information as a Gmail attachment. Address the message, add a subject
and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send a Gmail Message for details.

Messages to send the information in a text message. Select a contact or enter a wireless
phone number or email address, enter any additional information, and then tap Send. For
more information on text messaging, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).

Wi-Fi Direct to send the information to another device via Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct for
details.
4. Complete the required steps as prompted for the selected method.
 The selected contact will be shared.
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Import Contacts
Your phone offers a couple of options for importing contacts from external storage or optional installed
memory cards.
Import Contacts from an SD Card or Device Storage
Import (load) contacts that have been backed up on an optional SD Card (not included).
Before Importing Contacts from an SD Card
You will need to have installed an optional SD card with previously backed up contacts information into
your phone before you can import contacts. See SD Card for SD card information.
Import Contacts from an SD Card or Device Storage
1. From home, tap Phone
> Contacts tab.
 You will see the Contacts list.
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2. Tap More options
> Settings > Contacts > Import/Export.
 You will see the Import/Export contacts menu.
3. Tap Import from SD card or Import from device storage.
4. Select a destination for the imported contacts.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the import.
 The contacts are imported and stored in the selected account.
Back Up Contacts
If you are saving contacts to an account that does not automatically back them up via the Cloud, you can
manually back them up for re-import if needed.
Back Up Contacts to an SD Card
You can back up your contacts to an installed SD card (not included).
Before Backing Up Contacts to an SD Card
You will need to have installed an optional SD card with previously backed up contacts information into
your phone before you can back up your contacts. See SD Card for SD card information.
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Back Up Contacts to Your SD Card
1. From home, tap Phone
> Contacts tab.
 You will see the Contacts list.
2. Tap More options
> Settings > Contacts > Import/Export.
 You will see the Import/Export contacts menu.
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3. Tap Export to SD card.
4. Tap OK to confirm the export.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the export.
 The contacts are exported and saved to the installed SD card.
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Messaging and Internet
With wireless service and your phone’s messaging and data capabilities, you have the opportunity to
share information through many different channels and accounts, including Gmail (Google), personal and
corporate email, text and multimedia messaging, social networking accounts, and Hangouts.
Text and Multimedia Messaging
With Text Messaging (SMS), you can send and receive instant text messages between your wireless
phone and another messaging-ready phone.
Multimedia messages, or MMS, can contain text and pictures, recorded voice, audio or video files, picture
slideshows, contact cards (vCard), or appointments (vCalendar).
See your service plan for applicable charges for messaging.
Send a Text Message
Quickly compose and send text messages on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
2. On the Messaging screen, tap Compose
.
. The Compose screen opens.
3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:

Enter phone numbers directly in the Enter recipient field. If you are sending the message to
several phone numbers, separate the phone numbers with a comma. As you enter
information, any matching phone numbers from your contacts list are displayed. Tap a match
to enter that number or address directly.

Tap Recipients
, and then select the contacts to whom you want to send the message.
You can also select contact groups as recipients. When you have selected all the message
recipients, tap Done.
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4. Tap the “Enter message” box and then start composing your message.
) to tell you how many characters you have entered
Note: A counter appears below the Send button (
and how many characters are left. Once you go over the 160-character limit, a new message is created
but automatically joined into one when received.
5. When done, tap Send
to send the text message.
Send a Multimedia Message (MMS)
When you need to add a little more to a text message, you can send a multimedia message (MMS) with
pictures, voice recordings, audio or video files, contact cards (vCard), or appointments (vCalendar).
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
2. On the Messaging screen, tap Compose
.
. The Compose screen opens.
3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:

Enter phone numbers directly in the Enter recipient field. If you are sending the message to
several phone numbers, separate the phone numbers with a comma. As you enter
information, any matching phone numbers from your contacts list are displayed. Tap a match
to enter that number or address directly.

Tap the
icon, and then select the contacts to whom you want to send the message. You
can also select contact groups as recipients. When you have selected all the message
recipients, tap Done.
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Note: You can add a subject line by tapping More options
> Add subject.
4. Tap the “Enter message” box, and then start composing your message.
5. Tap
.
6. In the Attach window, select from the following file attachments:

Audio. Select Record audio to make a voice recording and attach it, or Audio to attach a
stored music file or voice recording.

Calendar. Select the calendar event you want to attach. See Calendar.

Contacts. Select a contact from your phone, and then select which contact information you
want to attach. See Contacts.
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Picture. Select Take picture to take a picture and attach it, or Image to attach a stored
picture.

Maps. Add your current location (requires GPS to be turned on) or a location you pick on a
map to your message. See Google Maps.

Memo. Attach a memo. See Memo.
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Video. Select Record video to capture a video and attach it, or Video to attach a stored
video.
7. To make changes to or remove your attachment, touch and hold the item.
8. Tap Send
to send the MMS message.
Create a Slideshow
In a multimedia message, you can add slides, each containing a picture, video, or audio.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
2. On the Messaging screen, tap Compose
.
. The Compose screen opens.
3. In the multimedia message you are composing, tap More options
for a new slide.
> Add slide to add space
4. Tap the space for the slide.
5. To compose your slideshow, do any of the following:

Add a picture: Tap
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Add a video: Tap
> Video and select a video. (You cannot add both a picture and a
video on the same slide.)

Add music or a voice recording: Tap
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Add a new slide: Tap More options

Preview your slideshow: Tap More options

For more options, tap More options
> Audio and select a file.
> Add slide.
> Preview.
and select an option.
6. When you have finished composing the multimedia message, tap Send
.
Tip: To compose a slide show, you can also simply attach multiple items separately to the MMS
message. Tap
and select a file type, location, and file and then repeat it for additional slides. Your
phone will automatically compile a slide show.
Save and Resume a Draft Message
While composing a text or multimedia message, tap Back
to automatically save your message as a
draft. Your message will display “Draft” on the main Messaging screen.
To resume composing the message:
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
.
2. Tap the message to resume editing it.
3. When you finish editing the message, tap Send
.
New Messages Notification
Depending on your notification settings, the phone will play a ringtone, vibrate, or display the message
briefly in the Status bar when you receive a new text or multimedia message. To change the notification
for new text and multimedia messages, see Text and MMS Options for details.
A new message icon (
) also appears in the notifications area of the Status bar to notify you of a new
text or multimedia message. The Messages application icon also displays the number of new messages (
).
■
To open the message, drag the Status bar down to open the Notification panel. Tap the new
message to open and read it. For information on reading and replying to messages see Manage
Message Conversations.
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Manage Message Conversations
Text and multimedia messages that are sent to and received from a contact (or a number) are grouped
into conversations or message threads in the Messaging screen. Text or MMS conversations let you see
exchanged messages (similar to a chat program) with a contact on the screen.
Read a Text Message
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Do one of the following:

On the Messaging screen, tap the text message or conversation to open and read it.

If you have a new message notification, drag the Status bar down to open the Notification
panel. Tap the new message to open and read it.
Viewing Options include:
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To view the details of a particular message, in the conversation, touch and hold the message to
open the options menu, and then tap View message details.
●
If a message contains a link to a Web page, tap the message and then tap the link to open it in
the Web browser.
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If a message contains a phone number, tap the message and then tap the phone number to dial
the number or add it to your contacts.
To return to the Messaging screen from a conversation, tap Back
.
View a Multimedia Message (MMS)
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
.
2. On the Messaging screen, tap a multimedia message or conversation to open it.
3. Tap the attachment to open it.

If the attachment is a vCard contact, it is imported to your phone’s contacts list. For more
information, see Contacts.

If the attachment is a vCalendar file, you can choose the calendar where you want to save
the event. For information on using Calendar, see Calendar.

For other media (like photos or videos), you can choose where to save the attachment and
which app to use to open it.
4. To save the attachment to device memory or a memory card, touch and hold the received
message, and then tap Save [attachment type] on the options menu.
Note: When Auto retrieve in MMS settings is disabled, only the message header is downloaded. To
download the entire message, tap the Download button at the right side of the message. For details, see
Text and MMS Options.
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Note: If you are concerned about the size of your data downloads, check the multimedia message size
before you download it.
Reply to a Message
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
.
2. On the Messaging screen, tap a conversation to open it.
3. Tap the text box at the bottom of the screen, enter your reply message, and then tap Send
.
Note: To reply to a text message with a multimedia message, open the text message, tap Attachment
. The text message is automatically converted into a multimedia message.
Delete Conversations
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
.
2. On the Messaging screen, tap More options
> Select.
3. Select the conversations you want to delete, and then tap Delete.
4. Tap Delete to confirm.
Delete Message
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
.
2. While viewing a conversation, tap Delete
.
3. Select the messages you want to delete, and then tap Done.
4. When prompted to confirm, tap Delete.
View Contact Information from a Message
When you receive a message from someone in your stored contacts, you can tap the contact’s picture or
icon in the conversation to open a menu of options. Depending on the stored contact information, you can
view the contact details, place a phone call or send an email message to the contact, and more.
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Text and MMS Options
The messages settings menu lets you control options for your text and MMS messages including
message limits, size settings, and notifications.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Messages
2. On the Messaging screen, tap More options
.
> Settings. You can set the following:

Default messaging app: Set your default messaging app.

Quick responses: Create or edit existing quick responses which you can use to quickly reply
to new messages.

Text message (SMS) settings:
•

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
Auto combination. Re-assemble multi-segment messages so they can be shown as a
single message.
Multimedia message (MMS) settings:
•
Group conversation: When enabled, a single message is sent to multiple recipients.
When disabled, individual messages are sent to each recipient so that they cannot see
the other recipients.
•
Auto retrieve: Select this option to automatically retrieve all your multimedia messages
completely. When selected, the multimedia message header plus the message body and
attachments will automatically download to your phone. If you clear this check box, only
the multimedia message header will be retrieved and shown in your Messaging screen.
•
MMS alert: Receive an alert when mode changes to multimedia message.
Delete old messages: Automatically delete older messages when the following maximum
message limits are reached.
•
Text message limit: Choose the maximum number of text messages to store in each
conversation.
•
Multimedia message limit: Choose the maximum number of MMS messages to store in
each conversation.
Notifications:
•
Notification sound: Select a ringtone that is specific to new text and multimedia
messages. Note that the ringtone briefly plays when selected.
•
Vibrate: Select this option if you want the phone to vibrate when a new text or multimedia
message arrives.
•
Repeat message alert: Select a time interval for message alerts to repeat.
•
Lock screen: Preview messages on the Lock screen.
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•


Status bar: Preview messages on the Status bar.
Emergency alerts:
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Emergency alerts: Set which alert types to receive.
•
Emergency notification preview: Play a sample emergency alert tone.
•
Vibrate: Vibrate for emergency alerts.
•
Alert reminder: Select a time interval for emergency alerts to repeat.
Spam filter: Block messages from spam numbers or containing spam phrases.
•
Add to spam numbers: Add numbers that will be blocked when they send you a
message.
•
Add to spam phrases: Add phrases that will cause messages to be blocked.
Create and Send Gmail
Use Google’s Gmail service and your Google Account to send, receive, and manage your Gmail
messages. Before using Gmail, you must register a Google (Gmail) Account on your phone. See Google
Account for details.
Gmail Cautions
Gmail is handled as email from a PC. Restricting email from PCs on your phone prevents your phone
from receiving Gmail.
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Create and Send a Gmail Message
Use your phone to create and send Gmail messages.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The Gmail inbox opens.
2. In the inbox, tap Compose
.
 The Gmail composition window opens.
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3. Enter the message recipient(s), subject, and message, and then tap Send
.
 The Gmail message is sent.
Gmail Composition Options
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Adding Cc/Bcc: In the mail composition window, tap More options
add recipients.
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Attaching Pictures or Videos: In the mail composition window, tap More options
file. Locate and then tap the picture or video you want to attach.
> Attach
●
Save as a Draft (Send Later): While composing your message, tap More options
draft. The message is saved as a draft for later.
> Save
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Delete Mail Being Composed: In the mail composition window, tap More options
> Discard.
> Discard
Note: To view your draft email messages, in the inbox, tap Inbox
messages, in the inbox, tap Inbox
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> Drafts. To view your sent
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Check Received Gmail Messages
Your phone allows you to access, read, and reply to all your Gmail messages.
Open New Gmail Messages
When new Gmail arrives, you will see
in the Status bar.
1. Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification panel.
2. Tap the new message from the Notification panel.
 The new Gmail message opens.

If you have two or more new Gmail messages, tapping the notification opens the Gmail inbox.
Read and Reply to Gmail Messages
You can also read and reply to all your Gmail messages from the Gmail inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The Gmail inbox opens.
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2. Tap the message thread you want to view.
 The message thread opens, with the newest message displayed.
Options when Reviewing Gmail Messages
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Replying to Gmail Messages: With the Gmail message open, tap Reply
reply message, and tap Send

●
To reply to all, tap Options
.
> Reply all.
Forwarding Gmail Messages: With the Gmail message open, tap Options
a recipient and an additional message, and tap Send
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Manage Gmail Messages
Your phone give you control over how you manage your Gmail messages, with labels, thread
management, search capabilities, adding multiple Google Accounts, and more.
Use Gmail Labels
Gmail saves all mail in one box, but you can add labels that allow you to sort your Gmail conversation
threads. For example, when a new thread starts with a received mail, the label “Inbox” is automatically
added to the thread. By then adding the label “travel,” all threads with “travel” are shown in a list.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The inbox opens.
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2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Options
Move to.
>
3. Tap a label for the thread.
 The thread is added to the selected label.
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Archive Gmail Threads
Remove sent and received Gmail threads so they do not appear in the inbox. When replies arrive for
archived threads, they appear in the inbox again.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Archive
.
 The thread is now archived.
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Mute Gmail Threads
If registered on a mailing list, there will be threads with always-continuing conversations. For long threads
that are not important, mute the threads and they will no longer appear in the inbox. When mail arrives
that includes user's address as a recipient or in Cc, mail will again appear in the inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The inbox opens.
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2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Options
> Mute.
 The thread is now hidden.
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Delete Gmail Threads
If you no longer wish to keep a Gmail conversation thread, you can simply delete it from the inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Delete
.
 The thread is deleted.
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Search Gmail Messages
If you need to find a specific message or message thread, you can search Gmail from the inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The inbox opens.
2. Tap More options
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3. Enter your search text and tap Search
.
 The search results appear. Tap a message or thread from the list to display it.
Report Spam or Phishing Messages
You can report spam or phishing messages from your phone’s Gmail inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The inbox opens.
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2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap More options
Report spam or Report phishing.
>
 The selected message is reported as spam or phishing.
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Add Another Google (Gmail) Account
If you have multiple Gmail accounts you wish to view on your phone, you can add them from the Settings
> Accounts menu.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Accounts.
2. Tap Google, and then tap Existing.
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3. Enter your Gmail username and password, and then tap Next
.
4. After your phone connects with the Google servers, select the items you would like to sync with
your phone and then tap Sync now.
5. Tap Finish setup.
 You are signed in to your Google Account, and you can access both of your Gmail accounts
from the Gmail app.
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Switching Between Gmail Accounts
If you have more than one Gmail account set up, you can switch between them in the Gmail app.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gmail
.
 The inbox opens.
2. Tap Inbox
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3. Tap the account you want to view from the list at the top of the menu.
 The selected account inbox is displayed.
Email
Use the Mail application to send and receive email from your webmail or other accounts, using POP3 or
IMAP, or access your Exchange ActiveSync account for your corporate email needs.
Set Up an Email Account
Your phone supports several types of email accounts and allows you to have multiple email accounts set
up at one time.
Before setting up an email account, make sure you have the username (user ID), password, server name,
etc., so you can get set up successfully.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Email
.
 A popup window for adding an account appears if no email account has been previously set up.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your email account.
 The email account is set up and you will begin receiving email.
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Add an Email Account
You can add several types of personal email accounts, such as POP3 and IMAP accounts, on your
phone.
Add an Email Account from the Email App
You can add email accounts directly from the email app, even if you have another email account set up.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Email
.
 The email inbox opens.
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2. Tap More options
3. Tap
> Settings > Manage accounts.
Add account.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the account setup.
 The email account is added and you will begin receiving email for the account.
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Add an Email Account from the Settings Menu
You can also set up email accounts from the Settings > Accounts menu.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Accounts.
2. Tap Email.
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3. Enter the Email address and Password for the email account and then tap Next.
 Tapping Next prompts your phone to attempt a “regular” email setup and test the incoming and
outgoing servers.

If you have custom settings you need to configure, tap Manual setup and enter your settings.
These may include mail type, user name, password, server, security type, etc.
4. Select your sync settings and then tap Next.
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5. Enter an account name and a display name and tap Done to complete setup.
 The email account is set up and you will begin receiving email for the account.
Important: If the account type you want to set up is not in the phone database, you will be asked to enter
more details. You should get all pertinent information for the email account, such as incoming and
outgoing server settings, before you proceed.
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Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account
If you synchronize your phone with your Exchange ActiveSync account, you can read, manage, and send
email in the same easy way as with a POP3/IMAP account. However, you can also access some powerful
Exchange features.
Important: Before setting up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Account, contact your company’s
Exchange Server administrator for required account settings information.
1. From home, tap Apps
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2. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
3. Enter the Email address and Password for the email account and then tap Manual setup.
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4. Enter the required information.

Domain\username: Enter your network domain and username, separated by “\”.

Password: Enter your network access password (case-sensitive).

Exchange server: Enter your system’s Exchange server remote email address. Obtain this
information from your company network administrator.

Use secure connection (SSL): Tap to place a checkmark in the box, if your system requires
SSL encryption.

Use client certificate: Tap to place a checkmark in the box, if your system requires
certification.
5. Follow the onscreen prompts to configure options for the account.
6. Enter an account name and a display name and tap Done to complete setup.
 Your corporate email account is set up and you will begin receiving email for the account.
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Compose and Send Email
Compose and send email using any account you have set up on your phone. Increase your productivity
by attaching files such as pictures, videos, or documents to your email messages.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Email
.
 The email inbox opens.

If you want to switch to a different email account, tap the account name at the top of the
screen and select another account.
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2. Tap Compose
.
 The email composition window opens.
3. Enter the message recipient(s), subject, and message.
4. Tap Send
.
 The email message is sent.
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Open New Email Messages
When new email arrives, you will see
in the Status bar.
1. Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification panel.
2. Tap the new message from the Notification panel.
 The new email message opens.
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
If you have two or more new email messages, tapping the notification opens the email inbox.
Tap a message to open it.
Open Email Messages
You can also open and read email messages directly from the email inbox. Reading and replying to email
on your phone is as simple as on your computer.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Email
.
 The email inbox opens.
2. Tap the message you want to view.
 The email message opens.
Tip: Tap the account name at the top of the screen to switch to a different email account.
3. Tap Reply
or Reply all
to reply to the message.
Options when Reviewing Email Messages
●
Resetting Mail as Unread: Tap the check box on the left side of a read message and then tap
Mark as unread
●
.
Deleting Email: Tap the check box on the left side of a message or messages and then tap
Delete
.
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●
Syncing Accounts Manually: Sync sent and received email messages manually at any time
regardless of the automatic sync settings. Switch to the account you want to sync and then tap
Sync
●
.
Replying to Email Messages: With an email message open, tap Reply
compose your reply message, and tap Send
●
or Reply all
,
.
Forwarding Email Messages: With the email message open, tap Forward
recipient and an additional message, and tap Send
, enter a
.
Delete an Email Account
You can delete an email account from your phone if you no longer wish to receive messages for the
account on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Email
.
 The email inbox opens.
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2. Tap More options
3. Tap Delete
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4. Select the account(s) to delete, and then tap Done.
5. Tap OK to confirm.
 The account is deleted from your phone
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Manage Your Email Inbox
Your email inbox provides management options for viewing, sorting, and deleting your email messages.
View Your Email Inbox
1. From home, tap Apps
> Email
.
 The email inbox opens.
2. Tap the email account at the top of the screen to select a different inbox, or tap Combined view
to see all your email inboxes at once.
Refresh an Email Account
Whatever your automatic synchronization settings are, you can also synchronize your sent and received
email messages manually at any time.
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While viewing the account you want to synchronize, tap Sync
.
Filter Email Messages
1. On the email account inbox, tap More options
> Filter by.
2. Select options for filtering email messages.
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Delete an Email Message
1. On the email account inbox, touch and hold the message you want to delete.
2. On the options menu, tap Delete.
Delete Multiple Email Messages
1. On the email account inbox, tap the check box next to the messages you want to delete.
2. Tap Delete
.
Exchange ActiveSync Email Features
Set options for your corporate Exchange ActiveSync email messages, including synchronization options,
signature, out-of-office messages, default account, and so on.
Synchronize Exchange ActiveSync Email
You can set Exchange ActiveSync to automatically check for new Exchange ActiveSync email messages.
Add a Signature to Emails
You can automatically append your signature to the bottom of emails.
Set Out of Office Status
You can set your Out of Office status and auto-reply message right from your phone.
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Receive Email Notifications
Receive alerts and notifications when new emails arrive.
Notification Sound
Select the sound played when new emails arrive.
Vibrate
Set your phone to vibrate when new emails arrive.
Additional Settings
Configure Exchange ActiveSync account and security settings.
Data Services General Information
(LTE and 3G Networks)
The following topics will help you learn the basics of using your data services, including managing your
user name, launching a data connection, and navigating the Web with your phone.
Important: Certain data services requests may require additional time to process. While your phone is
loading the requested service, the touchscreen or QWERTY keyboard may appear unresponsive when in
fact they are functioning properly. Allow the phone some time to process your data usage request.
4G LTE
The Enhanced 4G LTE network provides your phone with wireless Internet access over greater distances
than Wi-Fi and delivers data transfer rates of up to 60 Mbps. To connect your phone to the Enhanced 4G
LTE network, you need to be in an area covered by the Enhanced 4G LTE network.
For more information about the availability of Enhanced 4G LTE in your location, visit boostmobile.com.
Note: The availability and range of the network depends on a number of factors including your distance to
the base station, and infrastructure and other objects through which the signal passes.
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Set Your Network Options
1. From home, tap Apps
mode.
> Settings
> More networks > Mobile networks > Network
2. Select LTE/CDMA or CDMA.
 The phone will scan for the best available network and will automatically connect to it.
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When your phone is connected via the Enhanced 4G LTE network, the LTE icon
the Status bar.
appears on
Note: The Enhanced 4G LTE network is self-discoverable, which means no additional steps are required
for your phone to connect to it.
Data Connection Status and Indicators
Your phone displays the current status of your data connection through indicators at the top of the screen.
The following symbols are used:
Icon
Status
Network (full signal): The number of bars indicates the strength of the signal. More
bars mean a better signal
Enhanced 4G LTE data service: Your phone is connected to the Enhanced 4G LTE
network. The rays spin when data is being transferred
3G (data service): Your phone is connected to the 3G network. When the icon is
animated, your phone is transferring or receiving data
Browser
Your phone’s Web browser gives you full access to both mobile and traditional websites on the go, using
3G, 4G LTE, or Wi-Fi data connections.
SSL/TLS
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are protocols for encrypting
sent/received data. While in a screen connected by SSL/TLS, data is encrypted to safely send/receive
private information, credit card numbers, corporate secrets, etc., and provide protection against online
threats (eavesdropping, falsification, impersonation, etc.).
SSL/TLS Cautions
When opening a secured page, users must decide as their responsibility whether or not to open the
page with use of SSL/TLS. Boost and the applicable Certification Authorities make no guarantees
whatsoever to users regarding security of SSL/TLS.
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Use the Browser
Launching the browser is as easy as tapping an icon.
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From home, tap Apps
> Internet
.
 The browser opens.

The first time you launch Internet, you may be prompted to enter your 10-digit wireless phone
number to access the Boost Mobile home page.
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You can also launch the browser by tapping a URL in a text message, email message, or
Gmail message.
Browser Use Options
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Searching within a Web Page: With a Web page displayed, tap More options
page, and enter your search text.
Tip: To change the phone’s default launch page to your current page, tap More options
General > Set home page > Current page.
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Add a Bookmark
Bookmark favorite sites using the browser menu options.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Internet
.
 The browser opens.
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2. Navigate to the Web page you want to bookmark, and tap Bookmarks
> Add Bookmark
.
 The add bookmark window opens.
3. Check or change the bookmark title, URL, etc., and then tap Save.
 The Web page is added to bookmarks.
Bookmark Options
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Editing Bookmarks: From the browser, tap Bookmarks
More options
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> Edit bookmark, edit the bookmark, and then tap Save.
Deleting Bookmarks: From the browser, tap Bookmarks
Delete
, touch and hold a bookmark, tap
, touch and hold a bookmark, tap
, and then tap OK.
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View Browser History
Use the browser menu options to view your browsing history.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Internet
.
 The browser opens.
2. Tap Bookmarks
.
 The bookmark window opens.
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3. Tap the History
folder and then tap an entry.
 The Web page opens.
Open New Browser Windows
Use windows to switch between websites quickly and easily.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Internet
.
 The browser opens.
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2. Tap Windows manager
.
 The window opens.

If you don’t see Windows manager
bar.
3. Tap New window
, drag the Web page down to display the address
.
 A new window appears.
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
To switch windows, tap Windows manager
, and then touch a thumbnail.
Browser Settings
Customize your experience with the Internet through the browser settings menu.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Internet
.
 The browser opens.
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2. Tap More options
> Settings, and customize your browser settings.
 Your browser settings are saved.
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Chrome Browser
In addition to the default “Internet” Web browser, your phone supports the Chrome mobile Web browser.
If you are signed in with a Google Account, the Chrome browser will import all your bookmarks and other
Web preferences for use on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Chrome
.
 Chrome opens.
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2. Tap the address bar at the top and enter search words (for a Google search) or a Web address
(URL).
 The search results appear or a Web page opens.
Chrome Support
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To find on-phone help with Chrome, from Chrome, tap More options
> Help & feedback.
 A Web page will open displaying Google help for Chrome.
Tip: For more information, from your computer, visit: google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/mobile/.
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Camera and Video
You can use the camera or video camera to take and share pictures and videos. Your phone comes with
a 5 megapixel camera with an autofocus feature that lets you capture sharp pictures and videos.
Take Pictures and Record Videos
The following topics teach you how to take pictures and record videos with your phone’s camera.
Capturing Pictures/Videos
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File Format for Pictures: File format for pictures is JPEG.
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File Format for Videos: File format for videos is MPEG4.
Camera Cautions
If Lens Becomes Dirty: Fingerprints/smudges on lens prevent capturing of clear still images/videos.
Wipe lens with a soft cloth beforehand.
Avoid Exposure to Direct Sunlight: Be careful not to expose lens to direct sunlight for long periods.
This may discolor color filter and affect color of images.
Mobile Light Warning
Do not shine Mobile Light close to eyes. Do not look directly at Mobile Light when shining. Do not
shine Mobile Light at other people's eyes. It may affect eyesight.
Take a Picture
You can take high-resolution pictures using your phone’s camera.
Note: If you have an optional SD card installed, pictures and videos are stored to the SD card. If no card
is installed, pictures and videos are saved to your phone’s memory.
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1. From home, tap Apps
> Camera
.
 The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Aim the camera at your subject and then touch and hold
.
 Auto focus activates.
3. Release
to take the picture.
 The shutter clicks and the picture is captured and saved to your phone or SD card.
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Viewfinder Screen
The Viewfinder screen lets you view your subject and access camera controls and options.
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Switch Between Front/Back Cameras: Switch between the back camera lens and the
front-facing camera lens (for self-portraits, video chatting, etc.).
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Shortcuts Menu: Quickly access frequently-used camera settings. To customize the
Shortcuts Menu, touch and hold an icon to display the available options, and then drag an
available icon to the option you want to replace.
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Camera Settings: Opens the camera settings menu and lets you change additional camera
settings. See Camera Settings.
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Record Video: Begin recording video.
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Capture Picture: Take a picture.
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Shooting Modes: Select a shooting mode.
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Gallery: View your picture or Video in the Gallery application.
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Record Videos
Record high-quality videos using your phone’s video camera.
Note: If you have an SD card installed, pictures and videos are stored to the SD card. If no card is
installed, pictures and videos are saved to your phone’s memory.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Camera
.
 The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Aim the camera at your subject and then tap Record
.
 Video recording begins.
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3. Tap
to pause recording. Tap
to stop recording.
 The camera stops recording and the video is captured and saved to your phone or SD card.
View Pictures and Videos Using Gallery
Using the Gallery application, you can view pictures and watch videos that you’ve taken with your phone’s
camera, downloaded, or copied onto your storage card or phone memory. You can also take a look at
your pictures and your friends’ pictures that are on your social networks (Facebook and Flickr only).
For pictures that are on your storage card or phone memory, you can do basic editing such as rotating
and cropping. You can also easily assign a picture as your contact picture or wallpaper and share
pictures with your friends.
View Pictures and Videos
You can access and view all your stored pictures and videos from your phone’s Gallery.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
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2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
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To select another album, tap Back
to return to the Albums tab.
3. Tap an image to view the picture or video.
 The picture opens or the video begins playing.
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Tap a picture or video to view it full screen.
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When viewing pictures and videos, you can touch and hold an image to open a selection
menu and choose what to do with the picture or video.
Pictures and Videos: Review Screen
After capturing a picture or video, from the camera screen, tap the thumbnail image at the bottom right
corner of the screen to see the item in the review screen. From there, you can access options such as
save, view, send, or delete the picture or video.
Pictures and Videos: Options while Viewing
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Zoom In or Out on a Picture: Tap the screen twice or pinch the screen to zoom in or out on a
picture.
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Viewing Videos: Use the onscreen controls to play, pause, or stop the video playback.
After selecting an album from the Albums tab, you can browse through the pictures and videos of that
album. Tap a picture or video to view it in full screen. By default, the pictures and videos in an album are
displayed in grid view.
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Note: When viewing pictures, you can touch and hold on a picture or video to open a selection menu and
choose what to do with the picture or video.
Edit Pictures
Whether you are browsing pictures in filmstrip or grid view in the Gallery application, you can touch and
hold on a picture to open a selection menu and choose to delete the picture, rotate or crop it, and more.
Rotate and Save a Picture
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
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2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Tap the picture you want to rotate.
4. Tap More options
and then select either Rotate left or Rotate right.
 The picture is rotated and saved to the phone or SD card, depending on your settings.
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Crop a Picture
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Tap the picture you want to crop.
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4. Tap More options
> Crop.
 A crop box appears on the picture.
5. To adjust the crop box size, touch and hold the edge of the box. When directional arrows appear,
drag your finger inward to or outward to resize the crop box.
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To move the crop box to the part of the picture that you want to crop, drag the crop box to the
desired size and position.
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6. Tap Done to apply the changes to the picture.
 The cropped picture is saved in the album as a copy. The original picture remains unedited.
Share Pictures and Videos
The Gallery application lets you send pictures and videos using email or multimedia messages. You can
share pictures on your social networks (such as Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and Twitter) and share videos
on YouTube. You can also send them to another phone or your computer using Bluetooth.
Send Pictures or Videos by Email
You can send several pictures, videos, or both in an email or Gmail message. They are added as file
attachments in your email. For more information about using email and Gmail, see Compose and Send
Email or Create and Send a Gmail Message.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
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2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Tap the album that contains the pictures or videos you want to share.
4. Tap the pictures or videos you want to share.

To select multiple items, touch and hold an image to turn on multiple select. Tap all the items
you want to include.
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5. Tap Share via
and then on the Share via menu, tap Email or Gmail.
 Follow onscreen prompts to complete and send the message.
Note: If you selected Email and you have multiple email accounts, the default email account is used.
Check the “From” line to determine which email account is being used.
For more information about using email and Gmail, see Compose and Send Email or Create and Send a
Gmail Message.
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Send a Picture or Video by Multimedia Message
Multimedia Messaging (MMS) lets you send pictures and videos using your phone’s messaging app.
Although you can send several pictures or videos in a multimedia message, it may be better to just send
one at a time, especially if the files are large in size.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
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2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Tap the album that contains the pictures or videos you want to share.
4. Tap the pictures or videos you want to share.

To select multiple items, touch and hold an image to turn on multiple select. Tap all the items
you want to include.
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5. Tap Share via
and then on the Share via menu, tap Messages.
 Follow the onscreen prompts to complete and send the message.
For more information about sending multimedia messages, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
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Send Pictures or Videos Using Bluetooth
You can select several pictures, videos, or both and send them to someone’s phone or your computer
using Bluetooth.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
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3. Tap the album that contains the pictures or videos you want to share.
4. Tap the pictures or videos you want to share.

To select multiple items, touch and hold an image to turn on multiple select. Tap all the items
you want to include.
5. Tap Share via
and then on the Share via menu, tap Bluetooth.
 Follow the onscreen prompts to complete and send the files.
For more information, see Bluetooth.
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Share Videos on YouTube
You can share your videos by uploading them to YouTube™. Before you do this, you must create a
YouTube account and sign in to that account on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
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3. Tap the album that contains the videos you want to share.
4. Tap the videos you want to share.

To select multiple videos, touch and hold an image to turn on multiple select. Tap all the
videos you want to include.
5. Tap Share via
and then on the Share via menu, tap YouTube.
6. Enter the prompted information, such as description and tags, and select a privacy option.
7. Tap Upload.
 The upload is completed.
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Camera Settings
You can adjust your camera’s settings using the icons on the main camera screen and the full camera
settings menu.
Switch Cameras
Your phone lets you switch between the front and back cameras.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Camera
.
 The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Tap
> Switch cameras.
 The viewfinder switches between the front and back cameras.
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Adjust Camera Settings
You can configure your camera’s settings to fit any situation and event.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Camera
.
 The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Tap Settings
.
 The camera settings menu opens.
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3. Select your desired settings.
 The settings are applied.
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Settable items differ depending on the camera and camera mode in use.
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Useful Apps and Features
The following topics detail many of your phone’s tools and features such as maps and navigation,
calendar, clock, social networking apps, music, memos, and more.
1Weather
Receive real-time local weather information at any location in the world. Access 7-day and hourly weather
forecasts for your area.
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From home, tap Apps
> 1Weather
.
 The 1Weather app launches.
airG
Meet new friends instantly with just one click. Real-time feeds allow you to browse through the latest
community activity or just see what your friends are up to.
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From home, tap Apps
> airG
.
 The airG app launches.
Amazon
Shop at Amazon.com from your phone.
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From home, tap Apps
> Amazon
.
 The Amazon app launches.
Boost 411
Boost 411 gives you access to a variety of services and information, including residential, business, and
government listings; movie listings or show times; driving directions, restaurant reservations, and major
local event information. You can get up to three pieces of information per call, and the operator can
automatically connect your call at no additional charge.
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From home, tap Apps
> Boost 411
.
 The Boost 411 app launches.
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Boost Music
Discover millions of DRM-free music tracks, ring tones, and ringback tones from Boost’s official music
store and player.
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From home, tap Apps
> Boost Music
.
 The Boost Music app launches.
Boost Wallet
Boost 411 gives you access to a variety of services and information, including residential, business, and
government listings; movie listings or show times; driving directions, restaurant reservations, and major
local event information. You can get up to three pieces of information per call, and the operator can
automatically connect your call at no additional charge.
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From home, tap Apps
> Boost Wallet
.
 The Boost Wallet app launches.
Boost Zone
Stay connected to all the latest news and information from Boost. Included here are news, feedback,
featured applications and tips/tricks for your device.
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From home, tap Apps
> Boost Zone
.
 The Boost Zone app launches.
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Calculator
Your phone’s convenient built-in calculator lets you perform basic mathematical equations.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Calculator
.
 The calculator app launches.
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2. Tap onscreen keys for calculations.
 Calculation results appear.
3. To use the scientific calculator, make sure Screen rotation is turned on (Notification panel >
Screen rotation), and rotate the screen to the landscape orientation.
 Keys for the scientific calculator appear.
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Calendar
Use Calendar to create and manage events, meetings, and appointments. Your Calendar helps organize
your time and reminds you of important events. Depending on your synchronization settings, your
phone’s Calendar stays in sync with your Calendar on the Web, Exchange ActiveSync calendar, Google
Calendar, and Outlook calendar.
In order to sync with your Google calendar, you must sign in to a Google account on your phone. See
Google Account.
Calendar Operations
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View Today’s Calendar: From the Calendar, tap Today.
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Change Calendar View: From the Calendar, tap
Agenda to change the current view.
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View Next/Previous Month (Month View): From the Calendar, flick the screen left or right.
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View Next/Previous Week (Week View): From the Calendar, flick the screen left or right.
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View Next/Previous Day (Day View): From the Calendar, flick the screen left or right.
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View the Next/Previous Time Period (Day/Week View): From the Calendar, flick the screen left
or right.
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Add an Event to the Calendar
Add events to your calendar directly from the Calendar application.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Calendar
.
 The Calendar app opens.
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2. Tap Create New
.
 The add event window opens.
3.
Enter an event title, start date/time, end date/time, etc., and then tap Save.
 The event is added to your calendar.
Selecting a Calendar
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If you have more than one calendar, select a calendar in which to add events:

Select My Calendar to create an event that will appear only on your phone.

Select your Google Account to create a Google Calendar event. If you have several Google
Calendars on the Web, select one in which to add your event.
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You can create multiple Google Calendars only in Google Calendar on the Web. After
creating them in Google Calendar on the Web, you’ll be able to see them in the Calendar
application on your phone. For more information about creating and managing multiple
Google Calendars, visit the Google website: calendar.google.com.

If you have synchronized your phone with an Exchange ActiveSync account or Outlook on
your computer, you can also select these calendars.

Select PC Sync to create an Outlook Calendar event to sync with your computer.

Select Exchange to create an Exchange ActiveSync calendar event.
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View Calendar Events
You can display the Calendar in daily, weekly, monthly, or agenda view. To change the Calendar view,
tap the Year, Month, Week, Day, Agenda, or Task tabs along the side.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Calendar
.
 The Calendar app opens.
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2. Tap a date and then tap an event.
 The event details appear.

Tap the event to view details, and then tap
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Sync Calendars
You can select which calendars you’d like to sync on your phone, along with what types of information
you want to sync.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Calendar
.
 The Calendar app opens.
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2. Tap More options
> Calendars.
3. Select sync options by adding or removing check marks from the items.
 The sync settings have been updated.
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4. Tap Back to return to Calendar view, and then tap More options
> Sync.
 The selected calendars sync.
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Synchronize an Exchange ActiveSync Calendar
If you have set up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account on your phone, you can also synchronize
Exchange ActiveSync calendar events on your phone. Calendar events on your Exchange ActiveSync will
also show in Calendar if you chose to synchronize with the Exchange ActiveSync Server.
1. To check if Exchange ActiveSync items are set to be synchronized, from home, tap Apps
Settings

>
> Accounts > Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
If Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync doesn’t appear under the Accounts heading in the Settings
menu, you do not have an Exchange ActiveSync account configured on the phone. For
information about adding an account, see Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account.
2. If your Exchange ActiveSync account is set for synchronization, you will see a Sync icon
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Clock
Your phone has a clock app that lets you set alarms, view time in time zones around the world, use a
stopwatch, set a timer, and use your phone as a desk clock.
Checking the Time
You can check the current time any time on your phone. The current time displays in the upper right
corner of the Status bar. Many widgets and Lock screens also display the time and provide options for
how time is displayed.
Setting Date and Time
Your phone automatically receives the current date and time from the wireless network. You can set the
date by hand by overriding the default setting.
1. From home, tap Apps
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2. Tap Date and time.
3. Set available date and time options.
 Your date and time settings are applied and saved.
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Set Alarms
Set multiple alarms using your phone’s Clock app.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Clock
.
 The Clock appears.
2. Tap the Alarm tab and then tap Create alarm
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3. Set the alarm options, including time, days, repeat pattern, alarm type, alarm tone, and volume,
and then tap Save.
 The alarm is set.
Phone at Alarm Time
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At alarm time, the phone sounds the alarm tone and/or vibrates.
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When the alarm sounds, drag
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World Clock
The world clock lets you keep track of the current time in multiple cities around the globe.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Clock
.
 The Clock appears.
2. Tap World Clock.
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3. Tap Create
and select a city.
4. Repeat to add multiple cities.
Stopwatch
The stopwatch lets you time events down to the hundredth of a second.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Clock
.
 The Clock appears.
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2. Tap Stopwatch.
3. Tap Start to begin timing.
4. Tap Stop to stop timing.

Additional options include Lap to keep track of laps, Restart to continue timing, and Reset to
reset the stopwatch to zero.
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Timer
The timer provides a countdown timer for up to 99 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Clock
.
 The Clock appears.
2. Tap Timer.
3. Use the keypad to set the length of the timer.
4. Tap Start to begin the timer.
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Gadget Guardian
Shield, backup, locate, and lock your phone with one easy-to-use app. With Gadget Guardian, you get
protection from viruses, malware, adware, and spyware, map the location of your phone and activate an
alarm to help you locate it, remotely lock your device and erase your personal data, and automatically
backup your contacts and download them to your computer for easy transfer to another device.
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From home, tap Apps
> Gadget Guardian
.
GALAXY Apps
Discover apps designed exclusively for your Galaxy phone.
Note: You must sign in to a Samsung account in order to download GALAXY apps.
■
From home, tap Apps
> GALAXY Apps
.
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Movies & TV allows you to watch movies and TV shows purchased on Google Play. You can
stream instantly on your Android phone or download so you can watch from anywhere, even when you
are not connected. Also, get quick access to your personal video collection, including those taken on your
phone.
Learn more about Google Play Movies & TV at play.google.com/about/movies.
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From home, tap Apps
> Play Movies & TV
.
Google Play Books
Discovering your favorite books and authors has never been easier. With Google Play Books, you can
shop the world's largest selection of eBooks and read them anywhere you like.
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From home, tap Apps
> Play Books
.
Google Play Games
Google Play Games is the easiest way for you to discover new games, track achievements and scores,
and play with friends around the world. It brings all of your gaming on Google Play together in a unified
Android experience.
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From home, tap Apps
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Google Play Newsstand
With Google Play Newsstand, discover more of the news and magazines you care about all in one app on
your phone. Enjoy breaking news and in-depth articles featuring audio and video. From sports, business,
cooking, entertainment, fashion and more it’s all in one place.
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From home, tap Apps
> Play Newsstand
.
Google Play Music
The Google Play Music app lets you browse, shop, and play back songs purchased from Google Play as
well as songs you have loaded from your own music library. The music you choose is automatically
stored in your Google Play Music library and instantly ready to play via streaming or download.
For more information about Google Play Music, visit play.google.com/about/music.
Note: For information about loading music onto your phone, see Transfer Files Between Your Phone and
a Computer.
Using Google Play Music
Use the Google Play Music app to listen to all your music on your phone. Compatible music file formats
include: MP3 (.mp3), AAC (m4a), WMA (.wma), FLAC (.flac), OGG (.ogg), DRM protected AAC (m4p),
and ALAC (.m4a).
5. From home, tap Apps
> Play Music
.
 The Play Music app opens to the library.
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6. Flick the screen left or right to select a library category such as Artist or Albums.
7. Tap an item from the category window and then tap a song.
 The song begins playing.
Google Play Music Screen Layout
The following diagram outlines the main features of the Play Music app player screen.
Feature
Description
Return to music list
Return to the music list
Show music image/album name
Display music images and album names (if available)
Music title/artist
Display music title and artist (if available)
Repeat/play next
Repeat the current song or play the next song queued
Options menu
Access the options menu
Previous song
Play the previous song
Play/pause
Play or pause the current song
Next song
Play the next song
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Feature
Description
Shuffle
Shuffle the current playlist or queue
Rate (thumbs up/thumbs down)
Rate the current song
Create Playlists in Google Play Music
Organize music into playlists to fit every occasion.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Play Music
.
 The Play Music app opens to the library.
2. Tap
to listen to your library, playlists, or access Google Play Music online.
3. Tap a song to play it.
Adding Currently Playing Music to a Playlist
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From the player view, tap More options
> Add to playlist > New playlist > Playlist name.
 The music is added to the playlist.
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Google Maps
Use the Google Maps app to determine your location, find directions, browse local businesses and
attractions, rate and review places, and more.
View Maps of Specified Places
Use Google Maps to locate and map a specific address or destination.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Maps
.
 Google Maps opens.

If prompted, follow the onscreen instructions to accept terms of use.
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2. Tap Search
.
3. Enter an address, city, facility name, etc., and then tap a candidate in the results list.
 A map of the specified location opens.
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Google Maps Operations
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Viewing Current Location: From the Maps app, tap
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Obtain Useful Area Information for Current Location: From the Maps app, tap
information you are looking for, and then tap a result to view it.
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View Traffic Information, Aerial Photos, Etc., in Maps: From the Maps app, tap Menu
then tap Traffic, Satellite, Google Earth, etc.
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Check Route to Destination: From the Maps app, tap [route icon], enter your current location
and your destination, tap a method of transport (car, public transit, bicycle, or on foot), and then
tap Search for route.

●
.
, enter the
and
Route candidates appear in a list.
Check Detailed Operation for Maps: From the Maps app, tap Menu
> Help.
Google Search
Search information saved on the phone and in phone applications as well as on the Internet.
Use Google Search
Type search terms in the Google Search bar to find information on your phone and around the globe.
1. From home, tap the Google search bar or tap Apps
> Google
.
 The Search window opens.
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
If confirmation appears, follow onscreen instructions.

If a description for Google Now appears, tap Next and read information. Tap Enable on the
last page if you want to use Google Now.
2. Type your search keywords and tap Search
.
 Search results appear.

To search by voice, tap
in the search bar and speak your search terms.
Google Search Options
Note: To set Google Search options, from the main Google Search screen, press the Back key
.
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Changing Search Information: In the search window, tap More options
search and select where to search.
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Using Google Now: Google Now automatically searches for information based on search
keywords used, your current location, etc., and presents search results in the search screen.
Google Now also informs users of scheduled events.
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> Settings > Phone

To enable Google Now, in the search window, tap More options
Now > On > Yes, I’m in.
> Settings > Google

To use all of Google Now’s functions, ensure that Google Location Reporting and Location
History are turned on in your location settings. If Location is not active, under Get locationbased cards, tap Settings to turn on Location services and adjust Google Location
Reporting settings.
Canceling Google Now: In the search window, tap More options > Settings > Google Now
> On, select whether to disable location history, and then tap Turn off.
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Use Google Voice Search
Use your voice to search instead of typing, with Google Voice Search.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Voice Search
.
 The Voice Search window opens.
2. Speak your search terms.
 Search results appear.
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Google Wallet
You must have a Google Wallet account associated with your Google Account to purchase items from the
Google Play Store app.
To create a Google Wallet account, do one of the following:
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On your computer, go to google.com/wallet to create a Google Wallet account.
– or –
The first time you use your phone to buy an item from Google Play Store, you are prompted to
enter your billing information to set up a Google Wallet account.
Warning: When you’ve used Google Wallet once to purchase an application from the Google Play Store
app, the phone remembers your password, so you don’t need to enter it the next time. For this reason,
you should secure your phone to prevent others from using it without your permission. (For more
information, see Screen Lock.)
Gallery
Using the Gallery application, you can view pictures and watch videos that you’ve taken with your phone’s
camera, downloaded, or copied to an optional memory card (not included).
For pictures stored on an optional memory card, you can do basic editing such as rotating and cropping.
You can also set a picture as your contact picture or wallpaper and share pictures with your friends.
While viewing pictures in the Gallery, scroll up the screen to view more albums. Simply tap an album to
view the photos or videos in that album.
If you have pictures or videos stored on an optional memory card (not included), they will be display
folders they are stored in, and folders are treated as albums. The actual folder names will be used as the
album names. If you have downloaded any photos and videos, these will be placed in the All downloads
album.
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1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Select an album or tap a thumbnail to view the picture or video.
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4. From the main Gallery screen, you can use these options:

Tap a picture or video to display it in full screen view.

Touch and hold thumbnails to select them (indicated by a check mark).

Tap Menu

Tap Camera

Tap More options
for options. Available options depend on which Gallery screen you are
viewing, and may include:
to choose a display style. You can view by Album, All, or Locations.
to launch the Camera to take pictures or record video.
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Select item/album: Depending on the view, tap albums or items to select them. After
selection, you can tap More options again for options you can use with the selected
item(s).
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Slideshow: Choose options to create a slideshow for viewing your pictures and videos.
View Photos and Videos
Tap a photo or video to view it in full screen.
View Photos
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
 The album list opens.
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2. Tap an album (such as Camera).
 The list of pictures and videos for the album opens.
3. Tap a thumbnail to view the picture. While viewing a picture full-screen you can use these
options:

Share via: Choose a method for sharing the picture.

Edit: Modify your picture.

Delete: Erase the current picture.
More options: Choose other options, including:

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Slideshow: Create a slideshow.
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Print: Print the picture to a compatible Wi-Fi printer (not included).
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Rename: Change the name of the file.
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Rotate left: Rotate the image ninety degrees to the left.
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Rotate right: Rotate the image ninety degrees to the right.
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Crop: Adjust the size of the picture.
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Set as: Set the picture as wallpaper on the Lock or Home screen.
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Details: View file details.
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View Videos
Note: If no icons are displayed on the screen in addition to the picture, tap anywhere on the screen to
display them.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
2. Tap a video to select it. When the video is displayed full-screen, you can use these options:

Share via: Choose a method for sharing the video.

Delete: Erase the current video.

Tap
to play the video.
More options: Choose other options, including:

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Slideshow: Create a slideshow.
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Rename: Change the name of the video file.
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Details: View file details.
Working with Photos
While viewing a photo, you can choose to delete the photo, rotate or crop it, and more.
Rotate and Save a Photo
To rotate or save your photo, follow the procedures below.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
2. Select a folder location (such as Camera) and tap an image to view your picture.
3. Tap
More options > Rotate left or Rotate right.
Crop a Photo
To crop your photos, follow the procedures below.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
2. Select a folder location (such as Camera) and tap an image to view your picture.
3. Tap
More options > Crop.
4. To adjust the crop box size, touch and drag the edges of the box.
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5. To move the crop box to the part of the photo that you want to crop, drag the center of the box to
the desired position.
6. Tap Done to apply the changes to the picture.
The cropped picture is saved along with the original copy in your default storage location.
Share Photos and Videos
You can share and send pictures and videos from your phone using several different methods, including
messaging, email, social media apps, Bluetooth, and more. To share photos and videos, follow these
procedures.
Send Photos or Videos by Email or Gmail
You can send photos, videos in an email or Gmail message. They are added as file attachments in your
email.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
2. Tap the album that contains the photos or videos you want to share.
3. Tap the photo or video you want to send.

To select multiple pictures to send, touch and hold a thumbnail to display the selection
screen, and then touch additional pictures.
4. Tap the screen and then tap
Share via > Gmail or Email.
5. Address and compose your message and then tap
Send or
Send.
Note: If you have multiple email or Gmail accounts, the default account will be used.
Send a Photo or Video by Multimedia Message
Although you can send several photos or videos in a multimedia message, it may be better to send one at
a time, especially if the files are large in size.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
2. Tap the album that contains the photos or videos you want to send.
3. Tap the photo or video you want to send.
4. Tap the screen and then tap
Share via > Messages.
5. Address and compose your message and then tap
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Send Photos or Videos Using Bluetooth
You can select several photos, videos, or both and send them to someone’s device or your computer
using Bluetooth.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
2. Tap the album that contains the photos or videos you want to send.
3. Select the photos or videos you want to send.
4. Tap the screen and then tap
Share via > Bluetooth.
In the next few steps, you’ll be asked to turn on Bluetooth on your phone and connect to the receiving
Bluetooth device so the files can be sent. For more information, see Bluetooth.
Send Photos or Videos via Additional Apps or Social Media
From Gallery, you can share your pictures and videos from a variety of apps and social media sites, such
as Facebook, Google+, Hangouts, Instagram, and more. Available apps will vary depending on what you
have installed on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
2. Tap the album that contains the photos or videos you want to send.
3. Select the items you want to send.
4. Tap the screen, tap Share via
, and then tap the app you want to use.
5. Follow the prompts to complete the share.
Share Videos on YouTube
You can share your videos by uploading them to YouTube. Before you do this, you must create a
YouTube account and sign in to that account on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Gallery
.
2. Tap the album that contains the videos you want to share.
3. Select the video you want to share.
4. Tap the screen and then tap Share via
> YouTube.
5. Enter the prompted information, such as description and tags, and select a privacy option.
6. Tap Upload
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Memo
Use your phone’s memo app to save text, memos, lists, and more.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Memo
.
 The memo list appears.
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2. Tap
and enter your memo title and text.
3. Tap Save.
 The memo is saved.
My Files
My Files allows you to manage your sounds, images, videos, Bluetooth files, Android files, and other data
in one convenient location. This application allows you to launch a file if the associated application is
already on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> My Files
.
2. Folders display, including:

Recent files: View recently saved files.

Images: View image files.

Videos: View video files.

Audio: View audio files.

Documents: View document files.

Downloaded apps: View downloaded apps.

DOWNLOAD HISTORY: View all apps and files that have been downloaded to the phone.
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
SHORTCUTS: Contains shortcuts to files or folders that you have added. This option only
appears if you have added shortcuts to the My Files main screen.

LOCAL STORAGE: View folders and files in their storage locations.
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Device storage: View folders and files located on the phone.
•
SD card: View folders and files located on the memory card (if installed).
Note: Different folders may appear depending on how your phone is configured.
To view files in My Files:
1. From home, tap Apps
> My Files
.
2. Tap a category to view its files or folders.
3. Tap a file or folder to open it.
NBA Game Time
The award-winning NBA Game Time is the official app to follow the NBA wherever you are.
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From home, tap Apps
> NBA Game Time
.
 The NBA Game Time app launches.
Messaging+
Messaging Plus gives you the highest quality video calling, group chat, and sharing experience on your
mobile phone.
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From home, tap Apps
> Messaging+
.
 The Messaging+ app launches.
NextRadio
NextRadio is an FM tuner application that receives FM radio broadcasts in your local area. NextRadio
also provides a data service for radio broadcasters to share information about their station and their
broadcast content so that listeners can receive real-time updates as they listen.
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From home, tap Apps
> NextRadio
.
 The NextRadio app launches.
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Scout
Scout by Telenav is a daily personal navigator that helps you get where you are going. It lets you see and
hear turn-by-turn directions and it can provide important, personalized information about traffic and
alternate routes.
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From home, tap Apps
> Scout
.
 The Scout app launches.
Social Networking Accounts
Stay in touch on the go with all your social networking accounts. Stay connected with friends and family
with Hangouts, and see what everyone’s talking about on YouTube, and more.
Hangouts
Hangouts is Google's instant messaging service. Use it to communicate with other Hangout users, and
also use video calling. Log in to a Google account beforehand (see Google Account).
Using Hangouts
1. From home, tap Apps
> Hangouts
.
 The Hangouts app will open.
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2. Tap New Hangout
to start a new Hangout.
3. Type a name, email, number, or circle, or select a contact from the list.
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4. Type a message or tap
to start a video chat.
 A chat window or a video chat window opens.

Each time text is entered, the corresponding friend appears.

If a friend is not in a Hangout, you will see a message. Tap Invite to invite them to join the
Hangout.
Hangouts Operations
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Ending a Chat: In the Hangouts window, flick the chat from left to right.
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Ending a Video Chat: In the video chat window, tap
●
Disabling Chat History: If you don’t want to keep chat history, in the chat window, tap More
options
●
.
> Turn history off.
Delete Chat History: To delete all your chat history, in the chat window tap More options
Delete > Delete.
>
Note: You can use Hangouts as your phone’s default messaging app, or as a standalone IM app. If you
set Hangouts as the default messaging app, the Messages app will be disabled. For more information,
see Default Messaging App Settings.
Uber
Search and find transportation service using the Uber app. Request a ride and get picked up within
minutes.
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From home, tap Apps
> Uber
.
Video
Play videos stored on your phone, or from your other devices (you must sign in to your Samsung account
to play videos synced from your other devices).
1. From home, tap Apps
> Video
.
2. Scroll through the videos stored on your phone. After a few seconds, each video thumbnail
begins playing a preview of the clip.
3. Tap a video to view it.
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Use Pop-Up Play
Multitask with Pop-Up Play by transforming your video player into a pop-up window floating on the
screen. The video will continue to play, and the pop-up window can be resized or moved anywhere on the
screen.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Video
.
2. Tap a video to view it.
3. Tap More options
> Pop-up player to continue playing the video in a floating window. Drag
the window to any location on the screen, and use two fingers to pinch or spread to resize the
floating window.
YouTube
View videos uploaded to YouTube and upload your own videos to your YouTube account.
View YouTube Videos
You can use the YouTube app to view videos on YouTube even if you aren’t signed in to a YouTube
account.
1. From home, tap Apps
> YouTube
.
 The YouTube app launches.

If you are prompted to provide confirmation to use the site, follow the onscreen instructions to
continue.
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2. Search through the YouTube channels and tap a video you want to see.
 The video plays on your phone screen.

Tap the screen to pause or resume play while watching.
Post a Video to YouTube
You can post videos to your YouTube account from your phone. Before posting, you must set up a
YouTube account and sign in to it on your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> YouTube
.
 The YouTube app launches.
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2. Tap Options
> Uploads > More options
> Upload.
 The Open from menu appears.
3. Select a video to upload.

Enter a title, description, and tags, and select a privacy setting.
4. Tap Upload
.
 The video is uploaded to your YouTube channel.
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Connectivity
The following topics address your phone’s connectivity options, including USB file transfer and tethering,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR connectivity, and more.
Connect to a PC via USB
One way to back up or sync files between your phone and a computer is by using a direct USB
connection.
Transfer Files between Your Phone and a Computer
You can use the supplied USB connector to connect your phone directly to your computer and transfer
music, pictures, and other content files.
For example, if you have a music album stored on your computer that you want to listen to on your phone
with any of the music apps, just attach your phone to the computer and copy the files to the music folder.
File Transfer Tips
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If you want to save data to an SD card on your phone, make sure the SD card is installed and
active. See SD Card.
●
Avoid removing the battery or SD card while transferring data.
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Data exchange may use the methods outlined in the following table:
Method
Description
Media Device (MTP)
Transfer files between your phone and PC such as pictures, videos, and
music
Camera (PTP)
Transfer picture and video files between your phone and PC
Mass Storage Mode
Exchange data with a PC using your phone as an external storage device
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Transfer Files Between the Phone and a Computer
1. Connect your phone to your computer using the supplied USB charger/accessory cable.

Insert the larger end of the cable to the USB charger/accessory port at the bottom of the
phone.

Insert the USB end of the cable into an available USB port on your computer. You may need
to remove the USB cable from the charging head to access it.
2. When
panel.
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3. You will see either Connected as a media device or Connected as a camera.
The files on your phone can now be accessed via your computer.

For most transfers, you'll want to use Connected as a media device.

To change the option, tap Connected as a media device in the Notification panel to open
the USB computer connection window, and then tap the desired option.
4. On your computer, navigate to the detected device (such as through the My Computer menu) and
open it.
5. If available, select a drive (Card for SD card, Phone for internal phone storage).
6. Select a folder (for example, Music for songs and albums) and copy files to it from your
computer.
7. When you are done, disconnect your phone from your computer.
 The transferred files are now saved to your phone or SD card.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access over distances of up to 300 feet. To use your phone’s Wi-Fi, you
need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot.”
The availability and range of the Wi-Fi signal depends on a number of factors, including infrastructure and
other objects through which the signal passes.
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Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network
Use the Wireless & networks setting menu to enable your phone’s Wi-Fi radio and connect to an available
Wi-Fi network.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Wi-Fi.
 The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
2. Tap the ON/OFF slider to turn Wi-Fi on.
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 Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.

To disable Wi-Fi, tap the ON/OFF slider again.
3. Tap a Wi-Fi network to connect, enter the password (if it’s not an open network), and then tap
Connect.
 Your phone is connected to the Wi-Fi network. You will see
in the Status bar.

The password, for a household wireless LAN router, is sometimes found on a sticker on the
router (WEP, WPA, KEY, etc.). Contact the router manufacturer for information. For
password for a public wireless LAN, check with user's service provider.

Entering a password is not required if an access point is not security protected.
Note: The next time your phone connects to a previously accessed secured wireless network, you will not
be prompted to enter the password again, unless you reset your phone to its factory default settings or
you instruct the phone to forget the network.
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Wi-Fi Settings
Use the Wi-Fi settings menu to manually set your Wi-Fi connection options.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Wi-Fi.
 The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
2. Tap the ON/OFF slider to turn Wi-Fi on.
 Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.

To disable Wi-Fi, tap the ON/OFF slider again.
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3. Tap More options
> Advanced.
 The advanced Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
4. Configure your Wi-Fi settings.
 Your Wi-Fi settings changes are saved.
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Remove a Wi-Fi Network
You may wish to remove a connected Wi-Fi network.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Wi-Fi.
 The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
2. Press and hold the name of the connected access point, and then tap Forget network.
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 Wi-Fi is disconnected and the network settings are removed.

After “forgetting” an access point, you need to enter the correct password (and other network
settings, if required) to reconnect.
Wi-Fi Direct
Use Wi-Fi Direct to connect directly to other Wi-Fi Direct devices using only Wi-Fi, without a wireless
access point (network) or through the Internet.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Wi-Fi.
 The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
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2. Tap the ON/OFF slider to turn Wi-Fi on.
 Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
3. Tap More options
> Wi-Fi Direct.
 The Wi-Fi Direct settings menu appears.

Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi are unavailable at the same time.
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4. Tap a device with which to connect.

If connected via Wi-Fi, you will see a confirmation. Follow the onscreen instructions.
5. Accept the connection on the other device.
 The phone is connected via Wi-Fi Direct.

If a connection is not accepted after a certain period, the connection request is cancelled.

To stop a connection, tap End connection > OK.
Hotspot and Tethering
Use Tethering to share your phone’s Internet connection with a computer that connects to your phone via
Hotspot or via Bluetooth.
Hotspot
Hotspot allows you to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. When this feature is turned on, you can share
your phone's mobile data services via Wi-Fi with other Wi-Fi enabled devices. The feature works best
when used in conjunction with 4G data services (although 3G service can also be used).
Important: Use of the Hotspot feature requires an additional subscription. Sign on to your account at
boostmobile.com or access your account via Boost Zone (tap Apps
more.
> Boost Zone
) to learn
Note: Turning on Hotspot on will disable your phone's connection to Wi-Fi networks.
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Set Up Hotspot
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Hotspot and Tethering.
2. Tap Hotspot.
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3. Tap Hotspot, and then tap the ON/OFF slider to turn Hotspot on.
 Hotspot is enabled.

To disable Hotspot, tap the ON/OFF slider again.
Note: The best way to keep using the phone as a hotspot is to have it connected to a power supply.
Important: Write down the passkey (password) for this communication (shown onscreen).
Connect to Hotspot
1. Enable Wi-Fi (wireless) functionality on your target device (laptop, media device, etc.).
2. Scan for Wi-Fi networks from the device and select your phone hotspot from the network list.
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The default name for your phone’s hotspot is its Device Name. You can change the name by
tapping About device > Device name from the main Settings screen.
3. Select this phone and follow your onscreen instructions to enter the passkey (provided on the
Hotspot page).
 The device is connected via your phone’s Hotspot.
4. Launch your Web browser to confirm you have an Internet connection.
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Bluetooth Tethering
You can share your phone’s Internet connection with other devices via Bluetooth.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Hotspot and Tethering.
2. Tap Bluetooth tethering to enable the feature. See Bluetooth.
 Bluetooth tethering is enabled.
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To disable Bluetooth tethering, uncheck Bluetooth tethering.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth® is a short-range communications technology that allows you to connect wirelessly to a number
of Bluetooth devices, such as headsets and hands-free car kits, and Bluetooth-enabled handhelds,
computers, printers, and wireless phones. The Bluetooth communication range is usually approximately
30 feet.
Bluetooth Hints
Question: Can’t use Bluetooth?
Answer: Is your phone in airplane mode? Bluetooth is unavailable in airplane mode.
Bluetooth Function Cautions
Information may not appear correctly on connected devices depending on the transferred data.
Bluetooth Information
Bluetooth is a technology that enables wireless connection with PCs, Bluetooth devices with hands-free
features, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Function
Description
Audio output
Listen to music, etc., wirelessly
Hands-free calls
Call hands-free, using Bluetooth-capable hands-free devices and headsets
Data exchange
Exchange data with Bluetooth devices
Enable Bluetooth
Use the settings menu to enable or disable your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities.
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Wireless connection to all Bluetooth® functions is not guaranteed for the phone.
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The phone may not connect properly depending on the other device.
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Noise may be experienced with wireless calls and hands-free calls depending on the conditions.
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To enable Bluetooth
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Bluetooth.
 The Bluetooth settings open.
2. Tap the ON/OFF slider to turn on Bluetooth.
 Bluetooth is enabled.
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To disable Bluetooth, tap the ON/OFF slider again.
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Tip: You can also turn Bluetooth on or off with the Quick settings button in the Notification panel. Drag the
Status bar down to display the Notification panel and then tap Bluetooth to turn Bluetooth on or off.
Note: Turn off Bluetooth when not in use to conserve battery power, or in places where using a wireless
phone is prohibited, such as aboard an aircraft and in hospitals.
Pair Bluetooth Devices
Search for and pair nearby Bluetooth devices.
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Before pairing, turn on Bluetooth on the other device, and make sure it is visible or discoverable.
Pairing Bluetooth Devices
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Bluetooth.
 The Bluetooth settings open.

Nearby devices that are visible or discoverable appear in the “Available devices” list.

If a target device is not detected, tap Scan to search again.
2. Tap a device from the AVAILABLE DEVICES list, and follow the onscreen instructions to pair with
the device. Methods to accept a Bluetooth connection differ depending on the devices used.
 The Bluetooth device is paired to your phone.
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Unpairing from a Paired Device
1. From the Bluetooth settings menu, tap Settings
next to the paired device you wish to unpair.
2. Tap Unpair.
 The device is unpaired from your phone. To make another connection with the device, you will
need to pair again.
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Connect to a Paired Bluetooth Device
You can listen to music over a Bluetooth stereo headset, or have hands-free conversations using a
compatible Bluetooth headset or car kit. It’s the same procedure to set up stereo audio and hands-free
devices.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
.
 The Bluetooth settings open.
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Paired Bluetooth devices appear in the “Paired devices” list.
2. Tap a device from the “Paired devices” list.
 Your phone connects to the paired device.
The pairing and connection status is displayed below the device’s name in the Bluetooth devices section.
When the device is connected to your phone, the Bluetooth connected icon
is displayed in the Status
bar. Depending on the type of device you have connected, you can then start using the headset or car kit
to listen to music or make and receive phone calls.
Note: Due to different specifications and features of other Bluetooth-compatible devices, display and
operations may be different, and functions such as transfer or exchange may not be possible with all
Bluetooth-compatible devices.
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Share Information Using Bluetooth
You can use Bluetooth to transfer information between your phone and another Bluetooth-enabled device
such as a phone or notebook computer.
Note: Your phone must be paired with another Bluetooth-enabled device in order to share information.
Types of Data You Can Share via Bluetooth
You can share the following types of information, depending on the device you are connected to:
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Images and videos
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Calendar events
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Contacts
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Audio files
The instructions below illustrate sharing information via Bluetooth by describing how to share a contact.
Sending Contacts Data via Bluetooth
Note: Your phone must be paired with another Bluetooth-enabled device in order to send information.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Contacts
.
 You will see the Contacts list.
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2. Tap a contact to send.
3. Tap More options
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4. Tap a paired device to receive the data.
 The contact information is sent.
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If you see a message to confirm, follow the onscreen instructions.
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Receiving Contacts Data via Bluetooth
Note: Your phone must be paired with another Bluetooth-enabled device in order to share information.
1. When another device attempts to send a file to your phone via Bluetooth, you will see a request
to accept the file.
2. Tap Accept.
 The file is sent to your phone.
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
When your phone receives a file, you will see a notification. To open the file immediately,
drag the Status bar down to display the Notification panel, and then tap the notification.
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When you open a received file, what happens next depends on the file type:
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For a vCalendar file, select the calendar where you want to save the event, and then tap
Import. The vCalendar is added to your Calendar events. (For more information on using
the Calendar, see Calendar.)
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For a vCard contact file, received contacts are stored in the Contacts list.
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Settings
The following topics provide an overview of items you can change using your phone’s Settings menus.
Basic Settings
From the Home screen, tap App
> Settings
to access your phone’s settings menu.
The table below outlines the top-level settings categories.
Category
Description
Wi-Fi
Enable and set Wi-Fi options
Bluetooth
Enable Bluetooth connections
Hotspot and Tethering
Enable and set Tethering and Hotspot options
Airplane mode
Turn Airplane mode on or off
Data usage
Check your phone’s data usage
Location
Select your phone’s location access options
Printing
Set up print services to enable printing from your phone
More networks
Set wireless and network functions, including selecting a default messaging
app, accessing mobile network settings, and setting up a Virtual Private
Network (VPN)
Sound
Set ringtone, operation tones, etc.
Display
Set wallpaper, brightness, etc.
Lock screen
Set your phone’s Lock screen options
Call
Configure call settings and voicemail settings
Application manager
Manage applications and system processes
Add account
Set up accounts such as Samsung, Google, and more
Backup and reset
Set up backup options for your phone, as well as resetting the phone to its
factory defaults
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Category
Description
Accessibility
Set accessibility options such as screen magnification, hearing aid
compatibility, etc.
Language and input
Set up language and input methods for your phone
Date and time
Set your phone’s date and time
Ultra power saving
mode
Save battery power by using a minimal Home screen layout and limiting the
number of available apps
Battery
Display the battery charge as a percentage on the Status bar, and view
battery usage by application and system process
Storage
View total and available system memory, and mount, unmount, and format
memory cards (not included)
Security
Set security features such as device administrators, encryption, and trusted
credentials
Activate this device
Activate your device with the Boost Mobile network
System update
Update your system’s software, PRL, and Profile
About device
View device status, legal information, and hardware information about your
device
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Access Settings
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From home, tap Apps
> Settings
.
 The settings menu opens.
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TTY Mode
A TTY (teletypewriter, also known as a TDD or Text Telephone) is a telecommunications device that
allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities, to
communicate by telephone.
Your phone is compatible with select TTY devices. Please check with the manufacturer of your TTY
device to ensure that it supports digital wireless transmission. Your phone and TTY device will connect
using a special cable that plugs into your phone’s headset jack. If this cable was not provided with your
TTY device, contact your TTY device manufacturer to purchase the connector cable.
To turn TTY Mode on or off:
1. From home, tap Apps
Settings
> Settings
> Call.
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2. Tap Additional settings > TTY mode.
3. Tap TTY Full, TTY HCO, or TTY VCO to turn TTY mode on.
– or –
Tap TTY Off to turn TTY mode off.
 Your phone’s TTY mode is set.
Note: When enabled, TTY mode may impair the audio quality of non-TTY devices connected to the
headset jack.
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Warning: 9-1-1 Emergency Calling
It is recommended that TTY users make emergency calls by other means, including Telecommunications
Relay Services (TRS), analog cellular, and landline communications. Wireless TTY calls to 9-1-1 may be
corrupted when received by public safety answering points (PSAPs), rendering some communications
unintelligible. The problem encountered appears related to TTY equipment or software used by PSAPs.
This matter has been brought to the attention of the FCC, and the wireless industry and the PSAP
community are currently working to resolve this.
Wi-Fi Settings
The Wi-Fi settings menu lets you turn Wi-Fi on or off, set up and connect to available Wi-Fi networks, and
configure advanced Wi-Fi options.
For more information about using Wi-Fi, see Wi-Fi.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Wi-Fi.
 The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
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2. Tap the ON/OFF slider to turn Wi-Fi on.
 Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.

To disable Wi-Fi, tap the ON/OFF slider again.
3. Tap a Wi-Fi network, enter the password, and tap Connect.
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 Your phone is connected to the selected Wi-Fi network.

The password, for a household wireless LAN router, is sometimes found on a sticker on the
router (WEP, WPA, KEY, etc.). Contact the router manufacturer for information. For
password for a public wireless LAN, check with user's service provider.

Entering a password is not required if an access point is not security protected.
Manually Scan for Wi-Fi Networks
To update the list of available Wi-Fi networks, perform a manual scan.
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From Wi-Fi settings, tap More options
> Scan.
 The list of available Wi-Fi networks is updated.
Connect to a Wi-Fi Network via WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a network security standard that allows you to easily secure a wireless
network connection between your phone and a router.
To connect using a WPS button:
1. From Wi-Fi settings, tap More options
> WPS push button.
2. Tap the WPS button on your router.
3. Follow the prompts to complete the connection.
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To connect using a Personal Identification Number (PIN):
1. From Wi-Fi settings, tap More options
> WPS PIN entry.
2. Enter the PIN displayed on your router.
3. Follow the prompts to complete the connection.
Advanced Wi-Fi Settings
The advanced Wi-Fi settings menu lets you set up and manage wireless access points.
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Enable Notification When Open Networks Are Available: From Wi-Fi settings, tap More
options
> Advanced > Network notification.
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The setting is available when Wi-Fi is turned on.
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Tap Network notification to turn the option on or off.
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Set Timing for Pausing a Connection: From Wi-Fi settings, tap More options
> Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep and then select a setting.
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Allow Background Scanning for Wi-Fi Networks (Even When Wi-Fi Is Turned Off): From WiFi settings, tap More options
off.
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> Advanced > Always allow scanning to turn the option on or
Switch between Wi-Fi and Cellular Service to Maintain a Stable Internet Connection: From
Wi-Fi settings, tap More options
or off.
> Advanced > Smart network switch to turn the option on
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Install Network Security Certificates: From Wi-Fi settings, tap More options
Install certificates and select a certificate.
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Check MAC Address: From Wi-Fi settings, tap More options
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> Advanced
Settings
> Advanced.
MAC Address appears below “MAC Address.”
Check IP Address: From Wi-Fi settings, tap More options
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> Advanced >
> Advanced.
IP Address appears below “IP Address.”
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Bluetooth Settings
Your phone’s Bluetooth® capabilities let you use wireless headsets, send and receive pictures and files,
and more. For details on your phone’s Bluetooth usage, see Bluetooth.
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From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Bluetooth.
 The Bluetooth settings open.
Bluetooth Settings Operations
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Enable Bluetooth: In Bluetooth settings, tap the ON/OFF slider to enable.
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When enabled, confirmation appears for your phone to be discoverable by other devices.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
Enable Your Phone to be Discoverable to Other Devices: From Bluetooth settings, tap your
phone name.

Tap the phone name to toggle visible/not visible setting.

The indication below the phone name shows its visibility status.

After the predetermined time, the phone returns to hidden mode and is no longer
discoverable by nearby devices.
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This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
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Pairing Bluetooth Devices: Make sure the other devices are set to be discovered. From
Bluetooth settings, tap the device name in “Available devices” and follow the onscreen
instructions.

Depending on the device, you may be required to enter or accept a passkey.

If the target device does not appear, tap Scan to search again.

This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
Change the Name of a Paired Device: From Bluetooth settings, tap Settings
paired device name, tap Rename, enter a new name, and tap OK.

Emoji cannot be used in a device name.

This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
Cancelling Pairing: From Bluetooth settings, tap Settings
and then tap Unpair.
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next to a paired device name,
This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
Enable Service from Paired Device: From Bluetooth settings, tap Settings
device name, and then tap the listing under Profiles.
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If a confirmation prompt appears, follow the onscreen instructions.

This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.

This setting is available when the paired device is providing a service.

Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the option on or off.
next to a paired
Search for Other Devices: From Bluetooth settings, tap Scan.
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next to a
This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
Set Visibility Timeout: From Bluetooth settings, tap More options
select an option.
> Visibility timeout and

Tap Never timeout to allow your phone always to be discoverable unless you turn off
discoverability.

This setting is available when Bluetooth is enabled.
Check Files Received via Bluetooth Transfer: From Bluetooth settings, tap More options
Received files, and follow the onscreen instructions.
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Hotspot and Tethering Settings
Use the settings menu to configure your Hotspot, which allow you to share your phone’s data service with
multiple Wi-Fi capable devices.
For more information on using Hotspot and Tethering, see Hotspot and Tethering.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Hotspot and Tethering.
2. Tap Hotspot.
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3. Tap Hotspot, and then tap the ON/OFF slider to turn Hotspot on.
 Hotspot is enabled.

To disable Hotspot, tap the ON/OFF slider again.
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For more information on connecting to the hotspot, see Connect to Hotspot.
Advanced Hotspot Settings
The Hotspot settings menu lets you configure advanced options.
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Set Network SSID: From the Hotspot window, tap More options
Network SSID, enter a name for your hotspot, and then tap Save.
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Set Hotspot Security: From the Hotspot window, tap More options
Security, select a security settings option, and then tap Save.
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Set Hotspot Password: From the Hotspot window, tap More options
Password, enter a password, and then tap Save.
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Set Allowed Devices: To select which devices are allowed to connect to Hotspot, In Hotspot
window, tap More options
address, and then tap OK.
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Settings
> Allowed devices > Add
To remove allowed devices, tap Remove
> Configure hotspot >
> Configure hotspot >
> Configure hotspot >
, enter a device name and MAC
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Set Hotspot Timeout Settings: From the Hotspot window, tap More options
settings, select an option, and tap OK.
> Timeout
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Set Local Area Network (LAN) Settings: From the Hotspot window, tap More options
LAN settings, configure your options, and then tap Save.
>
Airplane Mode
When you enable Airplane mode, your phone disconnects from all networks, meaning you cannot use
make calls, send or receive messages, or access the Internet. It also disables other connectivity features,
such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
While in airplane mode, you can use other features of your phone, such as playing music, watching
videos, or other applications.
To use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth after turning on Airplane mode, turn them on either in Settings or on the
Notification Panel.
1. From home, tap Apps
Settings
> Settings
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2. Tap Airplane mode to enable or disable the feature.
Data Usage Settings
The Data usage menu lets you view your phone’s mobile and Wi-Fi data usage, set data limits, restrict
hotspot usage, and more.
1. From home, tap Apps
Settings
> Settings
.
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2. Tap Data usage.
 The data usage window opens.
Data Usage Settings Operations
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Enable Mobile Data: In Data usage window, tap the check box for Mobile data to enable the
service.
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If a confirmation appears, follow the onscreen instructions.

Enter the check mark
to enable, clear the check mark to disable.
Set Amount for Alert when Data Usage Increases: From the Data usage window, insert a
check mark next to Alert me about data usage, and then drag the horizontal warning slider up
and down to set an amount.

Data usage amounts are approximate. Actual amounts may differ.

This setting is available when Mobile data is enabled.
Enable Restrictions on Mobile Data Usage: From the Data usage window, tap Limit mobile
data usage > OK to enable restriction.

A check mark will appear.

With restriction turned on, drag the horizontal Limit slider up or down to set the data usage
limit.
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This setting is available when Mobile data is enabled.
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Set Date for Resetting Data Usage: To set the data usage measuring cycle, from the Data
usage window, tap the box next to Data usage cycle, tap Change cycle, set a reset date, and
tap Set.
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This setting is available when Mobile data is enabled.
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Check Data Usage for Each Application: To see how your data is being used, slide the vertical
white bars in the graph to set a usage period, and then tap an app name to see its usage for the
period.
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Enable Restriction on Mobile Data in Background: From the Data usage window, tap More
options
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The availability of roaming services is dependent on your service plan. Check with carrier and
service plan for details.

This setting stops some apps and services from working unless your phone is connected to a
Wi-Fi network.

If a confirmation appears, tap OK.

This setting is available when Limit mobile data usage is on.
Enable Auto Sync Data in Background: From the Data usage window, tap More options
Auto sync data > OK.
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> Restrict background data > OK.
>
Changes made to accounts online will be synchronized on your phone when this option is
enabled.
View Both Mobile Data and Wi-Fi Usage: From the Data usage window, tap More options
Show Wi-Fi usage.
>

Tap Show Wi-Fi usage to toggle on and off. Enter the check mark
check mark to disable.

When Show Wi-Fi usage is enabled, you will see a Wi-Fi tab at the top of the Data usage
window. Tap to view your phone’s Wi-Fi data usage.
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Location Settings
Your Location services settings menu lets you select how your phone determines its location (using the
wireless networks, GPS satellites, both, or neither).
Enable Location Services
Before using any features that require location assistance, you must enable your phone’s location
services.
1. From home, tap Apps
Settings
> Settings
> Location.
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2. Tap the ON/OFF switch to enable Location services.
 Your phone’s location services are enabled.
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Settings
If you see a confirmation, follow the onscreen instructions to connect.
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Change Locating Method
You can change the methods used for determining your location.
Note: Location must be turned on to change locating method.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
.
2. Tap Mode.
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3. Select a locating method. Each mode has a description of which method or methods are used to
estimate your location.
 Your phone’s locating method is set.
Printing
You can print from your phone, via Wi-Fi, to an optional compatible printer (not included). Your phone and
the optional printer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Add and Set Up a Printer
Before you can print to a printer, you must add and set it up on your phone. You’ll need to know the IP
address of the printer; consult the printer’s documentation for this information.
1. From home, tap Apps
Settings
> Settings
> Printing.
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2. Tap Add printer.

The Printing settings screen displays.
3. From the Printing settings screen, tap
Add printer.
4. Follow the prompts to download and install a print driver from the Google Play Store.
5. Choose a print service from the list, and then tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the service on or off.
The service must be on to add a printer.
6. Tap
More options > Add printer >
printer.
, and then enter a name and the IP address of the
Set Up a Printer
Add a printer to a print service and configure settings.
Note: Below settings are examples only. Available settings will differ depending on the type of print
service and printer you are using.
1. From the Printing settings screen, select a print service from the list
2. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the service on. The service must be on to add a printer.
3. Tap More options
> Add printer and follow the prompts to add a printer.
4. Tap More options
> Printer settings to configure printer options. Available options may vary
depending on the type of printer, and not all printers support all options.
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More Networks Settings
The More networks menu provides access to additional wireless and network options, such as default
messaging app, VPN, mobile networks, and roaming (if available).
More Network Settings Options
Setting
Description
Default messaging app
Set a default text messaging app
Mobile networks
Set a network mode, etc.
VPN
Add a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Access More Networks Options
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From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> More networks.
 The More networks page appears.
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Default Messaging App Settings
If you have multiple messaging apps installed on your phone, you can choose the app your phone uses
for messaging. The app you select here will be used when you choose Messages in other apps, such as
when sharing items like pictures or video.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> More networks.
2. Tap Default messaging app.
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3. Choose a messaging app.
 The default messaging app is set.
Note: If you choose a default messaging app other than Messages (for example, Google Hangouts), you
will not be able to use the standard Messages app unless you restore it as the default messaging app.
Mobile Networks Settings
Set options for network selection and data service.
1. From home, tap Apps
Settings
> Settings
> More networks.
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2. Tap Mobile networks.
3. Configure options:
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Mobile data: When enabled, your phone connects to the mobile data network, and can use
the network to access the Internet and transfer information.

Network mode: Choose a preferred network mode. Available options depend on your
phone’s features, but may include: CDMA, LTE/CDMA, GSM/UMTS, and Automatic (the
recommended setting).
Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
From your phone, you can add, set up, and manage virtual private networks (VPNs) that allow you to
connect and access resources inside a secured local network, such as your corporate network.
Prepare Your Phone for VPN Connection
Depending on the type of VPN you are using at work, you may be required to enter your login credentials
or install security certificates before you can connect to your company’s local network. You can get this
information from your network administrator.
Before you can initiate a VPN connection, your phone must first establish a Wi-Fi or data connection. For
information about setting up and using these connections on your phone, see Browser and Turn Wi-Fi On
and Connect to a Wireless Network.
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Set Up Secure Credential Storage
If your network administrator instructs you to download and install security certificates, you must first set
up the phone’s secure credential storage.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Lock screen.
2. Tap Screen lock > Password.
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3. Enter a new password (at least eight characters without any spaces) for the credential storage,
scroll down and confirm the password, and then tap OK.
 The password is set, allowing secure credential storage.
4. Tap Back
Settings
to return to the main settings menu, and then tap Security.
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5. Tap Trusted credentials, and then tap your preferred system and user credentials.
 Your secure credentials storage is set.
You can then download and install the certificates needed to access your local network. Your network
administrator can tell you how to do this.
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Add a VPN Connection
Use the More networks settings menu to add a VPN connection to your phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> More networks.
2. Tap VPN.
 The VPN settings window appears.
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3. Tap Tap to add VPNs
, and then enter the information for the VPN you want to add.

Information may include Name, Type, Server address, PPP encryption (MPPE), and
advanced options.

Set up all options according to the security details you have obtained from your network
administrator.
4. Tap Save.
 Your VPN is added to the VPNs section of the VPN settings window.
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Connect to or Disconnect from a VPN
Once you have set up a VPN connection, connecting and disconnecting from the VPN is easy.
Access the VPN Settings Window
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> More networks.
2. Tap VPN.
 The VPN settings window appears.
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Connect to a VPN
1. From the VPNs section of the VPN setting window, tap the VPN that you want to connect to.
2. When prompted, enter your login credentials, and then tap Connect.
 You will connect to the selected VPN.

When you are connected, a VPN connected icon appears in the notification area.
3. Open the Web browser to access resources such as intranet sites on your corporate network.
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Disconnect from a VPN
1. Drag the Status bar down to open the Notification panel.
2. Tap the VPN connection to see details of the VPN connection.
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3. Tap Disconnect to disconnect from the VPN.
 Your phone disconnects from the VPN.

When your phone has disconnected from the VPN, you will see a VPN disconnected icon in
the notification area of the Status bar.
Sound Settings
The Sound settings menu lets you control your phone’s audio, from ringtones and alerts to tap tones and
notifications.
Sound Settings Overview
The sound settings menu allows you to configure the following options:
Sound Setting
Description
Volume
Set volume for ringtones, alarms, system features, etc.
Ringtones
Set your phone’s default ringtone
Notifications
Set a tone for default phone notifications
Vibrate when ringing
Enable vibration when ringing
Dialing keypad tones
Enable tones for phone dialer screen
Touch sounds
Set tone options for screen touches and taps
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Sound Setting
Description
Screen lock sound
Set a tone when locking/unlocking the screen
Emergency tone
Set a tone for incoming emergency alerts
Configure Sound Settings
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Sound.
2. Set your sound options.
 Your sound settings are saved and applied.
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Display Settings
Adjusting your phone’s display settings not only helps you see what you want, it can also help increase
battery life.
Display Settings Overview
The display settings menu allows you to configure the following options:
Display Setting
Description
Wallpaper
Select a wallpaper
LED indicator
Set which activities activate the LED indicator, such as charging, low
battery, notifications, and voice recording
Notification panel
Set options menu for the Notification panel, including brightness
adjustment and quick menu items
Brightness
Set the display brightness
Auto rotate screen
Set whether to allow the screen to rotate the display with the phone
orientation, where applicable
Screen timeout
Set a screen timeout duration
Note: Longer durations drain the battery more quickly
Daydream
Select a screensaver to be displayed when the device is charging
Font style
Set a default font style for the display
Font size
Set font size for display
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Access Display Settings
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Display.
2. Set your display options.
 Your display settings are saved and applied.
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Home Settings
Select the TouchWiz home display theme or a custom display theme (if available).
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Home.
2. Configure your home settings.
 Your display theme is changed.
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Lock Screen Settings
The Lock screen settings let you set your method for unlocking your phone, customize Lock screen
options, determine whether to show tips for unlocking the phone, and enter your owner information to be
displayed on the Lock screen.
Screen Lock
You can increase the security of your phone by creating a screen lock. When enabled, you have to draw
the correct unlock pattern on the screen, enter the correct PIN, or enter the correct password to unlock
the phone’s control keys, buttons, and touchscreen.
In order from least secure to most secure, the available screen lock options are:
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None
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Swipe
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Pattern
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PIN
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Password
Important: To protect your phone and data from unauthorized access, it is recommended that you use
the highest security level available (Password protection). It is also recommended you frequently change
your password to ensure the safety of your phone and personal data.
Access Screen Lock Settings
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Lock screen.
 The Lock screen settings menu opens.
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2. Tap Screen lock.
 The Select screen lock menu opens.
Use Swipe to Unlock the Screen
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From the Select screen lock menu, tap Swipe to save the setting.
 The screen lock is set.
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Use a Screen Unlock Pattern
1. From the Select screen lock menu, tap Pattern.
2. Draw the screen unlock pattern by connecting at least four dots in a vertical, horizontal, or
diagonal direction. Lift your finger from the screen when finished.
 The phone records the pattern.
3. Tap Continue.
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4. When prompted, draw the screen unlock pattern again, and then tap Confirm.
 The screen unlock pattern is saved.
5. Enter a backup PIN, tap Continue, re-enter the PIN, and tap OK to save your screen unlock
pattern.
 The screen lock is set.
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If you fail to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen after five attempts, you will be
prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.
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Note: Clear the Make pattern visible check box if you do not want the unlock pattern to display on the
screen when you unlock it.
Note: To change your unlock screen pattern, from home, tap Apps
> Screen lock.
> Settings
> Lock Screen
Use a Screen Unlock PIN
1. From the Select screen lock menu, tap PIN.
2. Enter a PIN, tap Continue, re-enter your PIN, and tap OK to save the setting.
 The screen lock is set
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If you fail to enter the correct PIN after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30
seconds before you can try again.
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Use a Screen Unlock Password
1. From the Select screen lock menu, tap Password.
2. Enter a password, tap Continue, and then enter your password again to confirm it.
 The screen lock is set.

If you fail to enter the correct password after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30
seconds before you can try again.
Important: To protect your phone and data from unauthorized access, it is recommended that you use
the screen unlock password (highest security). It is also recommended that you frequently change your
password to ensure the safety of your phone and personal data.
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Disable the Screen Lock
Follow the instructions below to turn off your current screen lock.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Lock screen.
 The Lock screen settings menu opens.
2. Tap Screen lock.
3. Draw your unlock screen pattern, enter your PIN, or enter your password.
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4. Tap None.
 The screen lock is disabled.
Lock Screen Options
There are several configurable options available in the Lock screen settings menu.
Lock Screen Options Overview
The following options are available in the Lock screen settings menu (options vary depending on the
screen lock selected):
Lock Screen Setting
Description
Screen Lock
Set your screen lock
Dual clock
Show both local and home time zones when roaming
Show date
Display the date on the Lock screen
Camera shortcut
Display a shortcut to the camera app for taking pictures without
unlocking the screen
Owner information
Show your information on the Lock screen
Unlock effect
Set the effect shown when the Lock screen wakes up
Help text
Show help text on the Lock screen
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Lock Screen Setting
Description
Make pattern visible
Display the pattern as you draw it
Lock automatically
Screen will be locked in 5 seconds after the screen automatically turns
off
Lock instantly with power
key
Lock the screen whenever you press the Power/Lock Key
Access Lock Screen Options
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From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Lock screen.
 The Lock screen settings menu opens.
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Call Settings
Configure options for calling with your phone.
Call Settings Overview
Call Setting
Description
Set up call rejection
messages
Create or edit messages to reject incoming calls
Answering/ending calls
Answer calls by pressing the Home Key, and end calls by pressing the
Power/Lock Key
Additional settings
See options for TTY mode and Hearing aids (listed below)
TTY mode
Configure settings for use with a TTY device
Hearing aids
Improve the sound quality of device when used with hearing aids
Ringtones and keypad
tones
Select or create your default ringtone, set the phone to vibrate when
ringing, and play a tone when the dialing keypad is tapped
Noise reduction
Suppress background noise during calls
Voicemail settings
Configure your voicemail
US dialing
Replace + with the international dialing code, except when entering +1
International dialing
Enter the international dialing code automatically
DTMF tones
Set the length of DTMF tones on your phone
DDTM
Make/receive voice calls or use voicemail while using mobile networks
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1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Call.
2. Set your call settings.
 Your call settings are saved and applied.
Application Manager
Check installed applications and running applications.
Apps Settings Overview
Items that can be checked in the Apps settings menu are the following.
Apps Setting
Description
Downloaded
Check downloaded apps
SD Card
Check apps on your optional installed SD card
Running
Check running apps
All
Check all apps
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Access Apps Settings
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Application manager.
2. Tap items to view details.
 Check your application settings condition and access additional options.
Note: Depending on the app and its location, you may be able to force the app closed, uninstall or disable
the app, clear cache and data, and more.
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Add Accounts
The Accounts settings menu lets you add and manage all your email, social networking, and picture and
video sharing accounts.
Set Up a New Account
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
.
2. Tap Accounts > Add account.
 An Add account window appears.
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3. Tap an account type and then follow the onscreen instructions to add the required account
information, and then tap Done.
 The account is added to the accounts list.
Manage Existing Accounts
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
.
2. Tap Accounts > <account name>.
 The account settings menu appears.
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3. Select your account settings, and then tap Done.
 The account options are updated.
Backup and Reset
Your phone’s Backup and reset menu lets you back up your phone’s data and settings to Google
servers before resetting your phone to the original factory settings. The Factory data reset erases all data
from the phone’s application storage, including:
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Your Google Account
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All other email and social networking accounts
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System and application data and settings
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Downloaded applications
Backup and Reset Overview
The following options are available in the Back up and reset menu:
Backup and Reset Option
Description
Back up my data
Enable backup for application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings
to Google servers
Backup account
Select the account used to back up data
Automatic restore
When reinstalling an application, backed up settings and data will be
restored
Factory data reset
Reset all settings and delete all data on phone
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Performing a factory data reset erases all data on the phone. It is recommended that you back up
important data before performing a factory data reset.
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Erased information cannot be restored. Only erase data after you are sure you have saved
everything you need.
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Access Backup and Reset Options
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Backup and reset.
 The Backup and reset menu opens.
2. Set options.
 The backup and reset settings are applied and saved.

Settings
If you are performing a Factory data reset, follow the prompts to confirm the data removal.
The phone will erase all data and reboot.
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Factory Data Reset
Tip: Before performing a factory data reset on your phone, you may want to unmount the microSD card to
avoid losing any data you may have stored on it. From home, tap Apps
Unmount SD card to unmount the storage card.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Settings
> Storage >
> Backup and reset.
 The Backup and reset menu opens.
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2. From the Backup and reset menu, tap Factory data reset.
3. Read the factory data reset information page and tap Reset device.
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4. Tap Delete all.
 Your phone will power down and reset itself, which may take up to 10 minutes.

Once the phone has reset, it will run through the Hands Free Activation and update
processes again. When finished, you will see the Welcome screen and Setup application.
See Complete the Setup Screens to start over.
Accessibility Settings
The Accessibility menu lets you enable and manage accessibility-related applications.
Accessibility Settings Overview
The following Accessibility options may be configured:
Accessibility Option
Description
Direct access
Open your accessibility settings by pressing the Home Key three times
in quick succession
Answering/ending calls
Answer calls by pressing the Home Key, and end calls by pressing the
Power/Lock Key
Single tap mode
Dismiss or snooze alarms, calendar events, and timer alerts, and
answer or reject incoming calls with a single tap
TalkBack
Set the phone to provide spoken feedback to help blind and low-vision
users
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Accessibility Option
Description
Speak passwords
Set the phone to read passwords as they are entered
Font size
Set the size of the screen font
Negative colors
Invert the screen colors for increased contrast
Magnification gestures
Zoom in and out by triple tapping the screen, and temporarily magnify
what is under your finger by triple tapping and holding
Notification reminder
Set the phone to beep/vibrate at set intervals to remind you of any
unread notifications from selected applications
Accessibility shortcut
Quickly enable accessibility features using the Power/Lock Key and
touching the screen.
Text-to-speech options
Set options for the Google text-to-speech feature
Flash notification
Use the camera flash to notify you of notifications
Turn off all sounds
Mute all phone sounds for privacy
Google subtitles (CC)
Display closed captions from Google when available
Samsung subtitles (CC)
Display closed captions from Samsung when available
Mono audio
Switch audio from stereo to mono when using one earphone
Sound balance
Adjust the sound balance in media players for when earphones are
connected
Press and hold delay
Set the time delay for the press and hold touch gesture
Interaction control
Limit the areas of touch interaction of the screen, disable screen
rotation, and display application notifications on the Status bar
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Access Accessibility Options
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Accessibility.
2. Set available accessibility options.
 Your accessibility settings are applied and saved.
Language and Input Settings
Your phone’s language and input settings let you select a language for the phone’s menus and
keyboards, select and configure keyboard settings, configure speech input settings, and set your phone’s
mouse/trackpad options.
Language and Input Settings Overview
You can set the following options in the Language and input settings menu:
Language and Input Setting
Description
Language
Set the language for your display and menus
Default
Set the default method for entering text
Samsung keyboard
Set Samsung keyboard options
Google voice typing
Set options for Google Voice text entry
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Language and Input Setting
Description
Voice search
Set your voice search options
Text-to-speech options
Set text-to-speech options
Pointer speed
Set the speed of the pointer for a mouse/trackpad
Access Language and Input Setting Options
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Language and input.
 The Language and input settings menu opens.
2. Set options.
 The language and input settings are applied and saved.
Select the Default Language for Your Phone
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Language and input > Language.
2. Tap an available language.
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Language and Input Options
Some of the language and input options are detailed below.
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From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Language and input. Adjust settings as follows:

Set the Display Language: From the Language and input settings menu, tap Language and
then tap a language to assign it.

Set Input Method: From the Language and input setting menu, tap Default and then tap an
input method.

Enable Voice Input: From the Language and input settings menu, tap Google voice typing
to toggle the option on or off.

Set Samsung Keyboard Options: From the Language and input settings menu, tap
Settings
next to Samsung keyboard and configure your keyboard options.

Set Voice Output When Using Voice Search: From the Language and input settings menu,
tap Voice search, tap a settings option, and follow the onscreen instructions.

Set Output for Text-to-Speech Output: From the Language and input settings menu, tap
Text –to-speech output, tap a settings option, and follow the onscreen instructions.

Set Speed of Pointer for Mouse/Trackpad: From the Language and input settings menu,
tap Pointer speed, drag the bar to adjust the speed, and tap OK.
Date and Time Settings
Use the Date and Time settings menu either to automatically use the network-provided date and time or
manually set these values, as well as select time and date format options.
Date and Time Overview
The following Date and time options may be configured:
Date and Time Option
Description
Automatic date and time
Set the date and time automatically via the connected wireless network
Set date
Set the date manually (only available when Automatic date and time
option is disabled)
Set time
Set the time manually (only available when Automatic date and time
option is disabled)
Automatic time zone
Set the time zone automatically via the connected wireless network
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Date and Time Option
Description
Select time zone
Set the time zone manually (only when Automatic time zone is disabled)
Use 24-hour format
Enable or disable 24-hour format
Select date format
Set the date display format
Access Date and Time Options
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Date and time.
2. Set available date and time options.
 Your date and time settings are applied and saved.
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Ultra Power Saving Mode
Conserve power and extend your phone’s battery life by using a minimal Home screen layout, limiting the
number of usable apps, turning off mobile data when the screen is off, and turning off connectivity
features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Turn On Ultra Power Saving Mode
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Ultra power saving mode.
2. Tap the ON/OFF switch and follow the prompts to enable Ultra power saving mode.
 Ultra power saving mode is activated.
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Turn Off Ultra Power Saving Mode
1. From home, tap More options
> Turn off Ultra power saving mode.
2. Tap Turn off to disable Ultra power saving mode.
 The phone returns to normal power mode.
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Battery Settings
Monitor your phone’s battery usage through this settings menu. View which functions are consuming your
battery’s charge and at what percentage. You can also display the battery charge remaining as a
percentage on the Status bar.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Battery.
2. Tap Show battery percentage to display the percentage of battery charge remaining on the
Status bar.
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3. Tap items to view details.
 Check your battery condition and access additional options.
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Storage Settings
The Storage settings menu lets you manage internal storage on your phone and provides options for your
microSD card.
Storage Settings Overview
The sound settings menu allows you to configure the following options:
Storage Setting
Description
View the total space/free space in your phone memory and in an optional
installed SD card. The following are listed:
Total space
●
System memory
●
Used space
●
Cached data
●
Miscellaneous files
●
Available space
Unmount SD card
If an optional SD card is installed, tap to unmount the card to allow for
safe removal
Mount SD card
If an optional SD card is installed, tap to mount the card and make it
available for use
Format SD card
If an optional SD card is installed, tap to erase all data stored on the card
and prepare it for use by your phone
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Access Storage Settings
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Storage.
2. View memory usage for the different types of information stored in your phone’s memory. Tap an
item for more information.
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microSD Card
A microSD memory card is an optional accessory (not included) that allows you to store images, videos,
music, documents, and other data on your phone.
Important: You can damage a microSD card by improper installation. Please be careful when inserting,
removing, or handling it.
Install a microSD Card
Follow the instructions below to install an optional memory card (not included).
1. Remove the battery cover.
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2. Insert SD card.

Insert SD Card all the way gently without bending and with terminals facing down.

Insert only SD Cards.
3. Attach the battery cover.
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Remove a microSD Card
Use the following procedure to remove an optional microSD card from your phone.
Important: Before removing an optional installed microSD card, you must unmount the card first to
prevent corrupting the data stored on it or damaging the card. For more information, see Unmount a
microSD Card.
1. Using the slot provided, gently lift the cover off the phone.
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2. Carefully slide the card out of the slot.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover, making sure all the tabs are secure and there are no
gaps around the cover.
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Access Storage Settings
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Storage.
2. The total space and available space on the microSD card are displayed.
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Format a microSD Card
Warning: Formatting a microSD card permanently removes all files stored on the card.
1. From the Storage screen, tap Format SD card.
2. Follow the prompts.
Warning: Formatting erases all the data on an installed microSD card, after which the files CANNOT be
retrieved. To prevent the loss of important data, please check the contents before you format the card.
Unmount a microSD Card
When you need to remove an optional installed microSD card, you must unmount the card first to prevent
corrupting the data stored on it or damaging the card.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Storage.
2. Tap Unmount SD card.
3. Remove the microSD card. See Remove a microSD Card.
 Review your storage settings.
Security Settings
The Security settings menus let you set encryption options, password visibility, administrator settings, and
credential storage options.
Security Settings Overview
Many security settings are dependent on Screen lock settings, SIM lock settings, etc. The following table
outlines the settings available through the Security settings menu:
Security Setting
Description
Device administrators
View or turn off device administrators
Unknown sources
Allow or deny installation of apps from sources other than the Google
Play Store app
Verify apps
Block or warn before installing apps that may cause harm to your phone
Encrypt device
Encrypt all data on your phone
Encrypt external SD card
Encrypt the data on an optional installed SD card
Reactivation lock
Use your Samsung account to stop other people from reactivating your
device after it has been reset.
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Security Setting
Description
Make passwords visible
Toggle to show or hide passwords when entering form data
Storage type
Back your security credentials to hardware
Trusted credentials
Display trusted CA certificates
Install from phone storage
Install certificates from storage
Clear credentials
Remove all credentials from the phone
Access Security Settings
Before using any features that require location assistance, you must enable your phone’s location
services.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Security.
 The Security settings menu opens.
2. Set your security options.
 Your security settings are applied and saved.
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Activate This Device
The Activate this device menu lets you activate a new phone or use additional self-service options such
as checking the status of an in-service phone.
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Activate this device.
 The Device Self Service menu appears.
2. Follow the onscreen prompts to activate your phone or review your summary.
 Your phone activates. To check your device usage, go to http://www.boostmobile.com or dial
611 on your phone and we will be happy to assist you.
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About Device
The About Device menu lets you access important phone information, search for and apply updates, and
view legal and safety information.
About Device Overview
The following About Phone items may be reviewed or set:
About Device Item
Description
Software version
Check your current software version
Hardware version
Check your current hardware version
Status
Check your phone’s status
Legal information
Check copyright information, terms of use, etc.
Device name
Change the name of your device (other devices see this name when
using Hotspot or Bluetooth)
Model number
Check the phone’s model number
Android version
Check the Android version number
Baseband version
Check the phone’s baseband version
Kernel version
Check the phone’s kernel version
Build number
Check the current phone build number
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Access About Phone Options
1. From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> About device.
2. Select or view available options.
 Your phone information is displayed.
Copyright Information
©2014 Boost Mobile USA, L.P. All rights reserved. The Boost Mobile name and signature and the Boost
Mobile name and logo are registered trademarks of Boost Enterprises Ltd. and used under license by
Boost Mobile. Other marks are trademarks of their respective owners.
©2014 Samsung. Samsung and Galaxy are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Android, Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Play Music, Play Movies & TV, Play Books, Play Newsstand,
Play Games, Drive, YouTube, Photos, Hangouts, Google Mobile Services, and Google Play are
trademarks of Google, Inc.
Other marks are property of their respective owners.
Screen images simulated.
Appearance of device may vary.
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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For Assistance
The following topics address areas of support for your phone, including troubleshooting, specifications,
account information, warranty information, and customer service contact information.
Troubleshooting
Check the questions and answers below for troubleshooting solutions for common phone issues.
Check Here First
Problem: Phone freezes/operation is unstable.
Solution: Turn the phone on again. If you are unable to turn the phone off, remove and replace the
Battery, and then turn the phone on again. Data that was being edited is erased after your phone is
powered on again.
Problem: Operation is unstable after a new application was installed.
Solution: The newly installed application may be the cause. Uninstall the application. See Uninstall
an App.
Problem: Cannot use phone, mail, or Internet.
Solution 1: Check whether you are in an area where signal is weak or outside of service.
Solution 2: Power the phone on again.
Solution 3: Is the phone in Airplane mode? To check whether Airplane mode is enabled:

From home, tap Apps
> Settings
> Airplane mode.
Solution 4: Is mobile data disabled? To check that mobile data is enabled:

From home, tap Apps
Mobile data.
> Settings
> More networks > Mobile networks >
Problem: Battery level goes down quickly.
Solution: Are you in an area where signal is weak, or have you been in an area with no coverage for
a long period? Calling where signal is weak or being out of service area uses a lot of battery.
Problem: Cannot install applications.
Solution: Applications cannot be installed with only a little free space on the phone or SD card. To
check free space, see Storage Settings. Applications not supported by your phone cannot be
installed.
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Problem: Cannot unlock screen.
Solution: Power the phone on again. If you are unable to turn the phone off, remove and replace the
battery, and then power the phone on again. Apps or other processes that were running may lose
data when the battery is removed.
Boost Account Information and Help
Find out about managing your account online and on your phone, buying additional minutes for your plan,
and getting help.
For more information about your Boost Mobile account, as well as other Boost Mobile services, visit us at:
boostmobile.com.
Manage Your Account
Access information about your account. You can:
●
Check your minutes.
●
Re-Boost® (add money to your account).
●
Change plans.
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And more.
From Your Phone
Access account information and other self-service tools from Boost Zone.
■
From home, tap App
> Boost Zone
.
You can also dial directly for access to certain information:
●
Dial
(#BAL) to check account balance.
●
Dial
(#ADD) to make a payment.
●
Dial
to launch Boost Zone or call Boost Customer Care
(depending on your Settings) to get answers to other questions.
From Your Computer
■
Visit boostmobile.com, click My Account, and log in with your wireless phone number and
account PIN.
From Any Other Phone
■
Boost Customer Care: 1-888-BOOST-4U (1-888-266-7848).
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Re-Boost
Boost Mobile makes it easy to add money to your account. You decide exactly how and where you want
to pay. Keep your account active by using your phone and adding money to your account.
Pay with Cash
Find an Authorized Re-Boost Retailer near you. Pick up a Re-Boost Card or recharge for as low as $10 at
the register, where available.
Pay Anytime with a Credit/Debit Card
Dial #ADD (
) to add money from your phone or visit My Account at
boostmobile.com to do it online. Securely register your credit/debit card with Boost for more convenient
one-time payments or to set up easy Auto Re-Boost payments.
Set Up Worry-Free Payments with Auto Re-BoostSM
It’s the easiest way to make sure your account stays on and active. Use a credit card, debit card or bank
account—whatever’s best for you.
Visit boostmobile.com/reboost to get the details on all your Re-Boost options.
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Index
1Weather, 216
3-way Calling, 115
4G, 180
Accessibility, 343
Accessory Port, 3
Accounts
Add new, 337
Manage, 338
Settings, 337
Social Network, 256
Activation, 27, 362
airG, 216
Alarm, 231
Amazon, 216
Android Keyboard, 345
Answer a Call, 93
Apps
Find and install, 60
Request refunds, 61
Uninstall, 66
Update, 62
Auto Rotate Screen, 322
Back Key, 3
Back Up Phone, 339
Battery
Power saving mode, 349
Settings, 351
Bluetooth, 252
Connect, 280
Receive information, 284
Send information, 281
Settings, 295
Share pictures and videos, 209
Turn on or off, 276
Bookmark, 184
Boost 411, 216
Boost Music, 217
Boost Wallet, 217
Boost Zone, 217
Brightness, 322
Browser
Bookmark, 184
History, 186
Launch connection, 183
Index
Settings, 189
Windows, 187
Calculator, 218
Calendar, 220
Add event, 221
Sync Exchange ActiveSync calendar, 228
View events, 223
Call Forwarding, 116
Call Logs
Make call from, 101
Call Waiting, 113
Caller ID, 112
Camera, 193
Settings, 213
Take a picture, 193
Viewfinder, 195
Car Kit
Connect, 280
Charger/Accessory Port, 3
Chrome, 191
Clock
Alarm, 231
Stopwatch, 234
Timer, 236
Conference Calling, 115
Contacts, 119
Add contact, 120
Delete, 129
Edit, 127
Import, 134
Make call from, 99
Save a phone number, 123
Share, 132
Credentials, 361
Data Services, 180
Status indicators, 182
Data Usage Settings, 300
Date Settings, 347
Device Administrators, 360
Drag, 25
Editing Text, 49
Email
Add account, 163
Add Exchange ActiveSync account, 168
368
Compose and send, 171
Delete account, 175
Manage inbox, 178
Send Gmail, 146
Setup, 162
Share pictures, 203
View and reply, 174
Emergency Numbers, 92
Emergency Tones, 321
Encrypt Device, 360
Encrypt SD Card, 360
Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1), 92
Enter Text, 47
Exchange ActiveSync
Add account, 168
Features, 179
Extended Home Screen, 77
Factory Data Reset, 341
Files
Transfer between phone and computer, 262
Flash, 3
Flick, 25
Folders, 88
Font
Size, 322
Style, 322
Gadget Guardian, 237
GALAXY Apps, 237
Gallery, 197, 246
Edit photos, 250
Share photos and videos, 251
Sharing photos and videos via apps and
social media, 252
View photos, 248
View pictures and videos, 197
View videos, 250
Gmail
Archive threads, 152
Create account, 50
Delete threads, 155
Labels, 150
Mute threads, 153
New messages, 148
Read and reply, 148
Read messages, 148
Report phishing, 157
Report spam, 157
Search, 156
Send message, 146
Index
Share pictures, 203
Switch accounts, 161
Google
Chrome, 191
Create account, 50
Hangouts, 256
Sign in, 56
Voice search, 245
Google Maps, 241
Google Play
Find and install apps, 60
Help, 67
Store, 59
Google Play Books, 237
Google Play Games, 237
Google Play Movies & TV, 237
Google Play Music, 238
Google Play Newsstand, 238
Google Search, 243
Google Voice Typing, 48, 345
Configuring, 49
Using, 48
Google Wallet, 246
GPS Satellites, 303
Hangouts, 256
Headset
Connect, 280
Headset Jack, 3
Home Screen, 75
Add Folders, 88
Add Shortcuts, 86
Add Widgets, 87
Customize, 83
Extended, 77
Hotspot, 272
Settings, 297
Import Contacts, 134
Incoming Call
Answer, 93
Reject, 95
Input Settings, 345
Internet, 138
Keyboard
Default settings, 345
Samsung keyboard, 47
Touchscreen, 47
Keytones, 320
Language, 345
Language Settings, 345
369
Location
GPS satellites, 303
Wireless networks, 303
Location Services, 303
Lock Screen
Options menu, 332
Maps, 241
Memory, 353
Messaging, 138
Messaging+, 255
microSD Card
Encrypt, 360
Format, 353
Mount, 353
Unmount, 353
MMS
Options, 144
Send messages, 139
More Networks Settings, 308
Multimedia Messaging
Share pictures and videos, 206
Music
Google Play Music, 238
My Files, 254
Navigation
Google Maps, 241
NBA Game Time, 255
NextRadio, 255
Notification Icons, 79
Notification Panel, 322
Notifications, 79
Phone
Dialer, 90
Phone Calls, 89
Answer, 93
Emergency numbers, 92
Using Call Logs, 101
Using contacts, 99
Using phone keypad, 90
Phone Layout (illustration), 2
Phone Number
Save to contacts, 123
Phone Status, 363
Phone Update
PRL, 74
Profile, 73
Software, 70
Pictures
Crop, 201
Index
Rotate, 199
Share via Bluetooth, 209
Share via email, 203
Share via messaging, 206
Take with camera, 193
View, 197
Pinch, 27
Play Music, 238
Play Store, 59
Find and install apps, 60
Pointer Speed, 346
Power Key, 3
Power Off, 22
Power On, 21
Power Saving Mode, 349
PRL Update, 74
Reject Incoming Call, 95
Ringtone, 320
Rotate, 26
Samsung Keyboard, 47
Save a Phone Number, 123
Scout, 256
Screen Lock, 325
Screen Rotation, 322
Screen Timeout, 322
Screen Unlock
Motion, 326
Swipe, 326
Screen Unlock Password, 330
Screen Unlock Pattern, 327
Screen Unlock PIN, 329
SD card
Format, 353
SD Card, 355
Encrypt, 360
Mount, 353
Remove, 357
Unmount, 353
Search
Google, 243
Secure Credential Storage, 312
Security Settings, 360
Settings, 286
Overview, 286
Setup Screens, 28
Share
Contacts, 132
Slide, 24
Social Network Accounts, 256
370
Sound Settings, 320
Speaker, 3
Spread, 27
Status Bar, 79
Status Icons, 80
Stopwatch, 234
Storage
Settings, 353
Swipe, 24
Synchronize
Exchange ActiveSync, 179
Tap, 23
Tethering, 272
Settings, 297
Text Editing, 49
Text Entry, 47
Text Messaging
Conversations, 142
Draft messages, 141
Notifications, 141
Options, 144
Send messages, 138
Text-to-Speech, 346
Time Settings, 347
Timer, 236
Touch, 23
Touch and Hold, 24
Touchscreen
Keyboard, 47
Turn off, 68
Turn on, 69
TTY Mode, 289
Turn Device Off, 22
Turn Device On, 21
Typing, 47
Uber, 258
Ultra Power Saving Mode, 349
Video (App), 258
Pop-Up Play, 259
Index
Video Camera
Record video, 196
Videos
Record, 196
Share via Bluetooth, 209
Share via messaging, 206
Share via YouTube, 211
View, 197
Visual Voicemail, 104
Listen to multiple messages, 107
Options, 108
Review, 106
Set up, 105
Settings, 110
Voice Search, 245, 346
Voice Typing, 48
Configuring, 49
Using, 48
Voicemail
Display name, 112
Greeting, 111
Setup, 103
Volume, 320
Key, 3
VPN, 311
Add connection, 315
Connect or disconnect, 317
Prepare for connection, 311
Secure credential storage, 312
Wallpaper, 84, 322
Web
Launch connection, 183
Widgets, 87
Wi-Fi, 264
Settings, 291
Turn on and connect, 265
YouTube, 252, 259
Share videos, 211
Zoom, 27
371