SMARTPHONE
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Table of Contents
Messages .........................................................................49
Music Player ....................................................................51
My Files ..............................................................................52
S Health .............................................................................53
S Voice ..............................................................................54
Samsung Apps / GALAXY Apps.......................55
Video Player ....................................................................56
Voice Recorder ............................................................57
Getting Started ...................................................... 1
Front View ........................................................................... 2
Back View ........................................................................... 3
Assemble Your Device ............................................... 4
Set Up Your Device ...................................................... 7
Set Up Accounts on Your Device ........................ 8
Set Up and Access Voicemail ............................... 9
Know Your Device............................................10
Settings .........................................................................58
Home Screen..................................................................11
Status Bar .........................................................................14
Navigation, Motions, and Gestures .................15
Notification Panel .......................................................16
Multi Window ..................................................................17
Enter Text ..........................................................................19
How to Use Settings ..................................................59
Wi-Fi Settings ..................................................................60
Wi-Fi Direct .......................................................................62
Download Booster.......................................................63
Bluetooth ...........................................................................64
Tethering and Mobile HotSpot ...........................66
Airplane Mode ..............................................................68
Data Usage ......................................................................69
Location Services .......................................................70
More Networks ..............................................................71
Share Files with NFC .................................................73
Nearby Devices ...........................................................74
Printing................................................................................75
Screen Mirroring ...........................................................76
MirrorLink ..........................................................................77
Sound and Notification Settings .........................78
Display Settings ............................................................81
Wallpaper Settings ......................................................84
Lock Screen ....................................................................85
Multi Window Settings ..............................................87
Notification Panel Settings .....................................88
Toolbox ...............................................................................89
One-Handed Operation............................................90
Calling .............................................................................21
Make and Answer Calls ...........................................22
Applications .............................................................26
App Screens ...................................................................27
Google Applications ..................................................29
T-Mobile Applications ..............................................31
Other Applications ......................................................32
Calculator ..........................................................................33
Calendar ............................................................................34
Camera and Video ......................................................35
Clock....................................................................................38
Contacts.............................................................................39
Email ....................................................................................43
Gallery.................................................................................44
Internet ................................................................................46
Memo ..................................................................................48
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Easy Mode .......................................................................91
Accessibility.....................................................................92
Private Mode ...................................................................94
Finger Scanner ..............................................................95
Motions and Gestures...............................................96
Air View ..............................................................................97
Accounts............................................................................98
Cloud ...................................................................................99
Backup and Reset.................................................... 100
Language and Input Settings ............................ 101
Date and Time Settings ........................................ 103
Table of Contents
Safety Assistance ..................................................... 104
Accessories .................................................................. 106
Battery.............................................................................. 107
Power Saving ............................................................... 108
Storage ............................................................................ 109
Security............................................................................ 111
Help ................................................................................... 113
About Your Device ................................................... 114
Application Manager ............................................. 115
Default Applications ............................................... 117
Application Settings Shortcuts ........................ 118
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Getting Started
Learn about your mobile
device hardware, assembly
procedures, and how to
get started using your new
device.
Front View
Earpiece
Proximity and gesture sensors
Status light
Front camera
Volume key
Power/Lock key
Back
Recent apps
Home / Finger Scanner key
• Back: Tap to return to the previous screen, or to
• Proximity and gesture sensors: Detects the
• Earpiece: Listen to a call.
• Front camera: Take self-portraits and record
• Recent apps: Tap to display recent apps or touch
close a dialog box, menu, or keyboard.
presence of objects near the device.
and hold for Home screen options.
• Status light: Displays red when charging or the
videos of yourself.
battery is low, blue when a notification has arrived
or you are voice recording, and green when fully
charged.
• Home / Finger Scanner key: Tap to return to
the Home screen. If configured, activates the
Fingerprint security feature.
• Volume key: Press to adjust the volume of your
• Power/Lock key: Press and hold to turn the
device’s sounds and audio.
device on or off. Press to lock or wake up the
screen. Press and hold to turn the device off or
restart it, or for quick access to Airplane Mode
and Emergency Mode.
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Front View
Back View
Headset jack
Microphone
Infrared transmitter
Back camera
Flash
Heart rate sensor
Speaker
Microphone
USB charger/Accessory port
• Back camera: Take pictures and record videos.
• Flash: Illuminate subjects in low-light
• Infrared transmitter: Controls external devices
using infrared light.
• Microphone: Records audio and detects voice
environments when taking a photo or recording
video.
commands.
• Headset jack: Connect an optional headset
• Speaker: Plays music and other sounds.
• USB charger/Accessory port: Connect the
(not included).
• Heart Rate Sensor: When using the S Health
Charger/USB cable (included), and other optional
accessories (not included).
app, this sensor measures your heart rate via your
fingertip.
Getting Started
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Back View
Assemble Your Device
This section helps you to
assemble your device.
Remove the Back Cover
► Carefully slide the SIM card into the SIM card
slot.
Make sure that the card’s gold contacts face into
the phone and that the angled corner of the card
is positioned as shown.
Caution: If the card is not inserted correctly, the
device will not detect the SIM card. Re-orient the
card and place it back into the slot if the SIM is
not detected.
1. Remove the back cover using the slot on the top
of your phone.
2. Lift the cover up and to the right of the phone.
Warning: Do not bend or twist the back cover
excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
Install a Memory Card
You can install an optional microSD or microSDHC
memory card (not included) to expand available
memory space.
Install the SIM Card
When you subscribe to a cellular network, you are
provided with a plug-in SIM card. During activation,
your SIM card will be loaded with your subscription
details, such as your PIN, available optional
services, and other features.
Note: A memory card can be installed at any time; it
is not necessary to install it prior to using the device.
For more information on installing a memory card,
see Install a Memory Card.
Warning: Please be careful when handling the SIM
card to avoid damaging it. Keep all SIM cards out of
reach of small children.
Getting Started
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Assemble Your Device
Install the Battery
Caution: Use only Samsung-approved charging
devices and batteries. Samsung accessories are
designed to maximize battery life. Using other
accessories may invalidate your warranty and may
cause damage.
1. Insert the battery into the opening on the back of
the phone, making sure the connectors align.
2. Gently press down to secure the battery.
Replace the Back Cover
1. Place the back cover onto the back of the phone
and press down.
2. Press along the edge of the back cover until you
have a secure seal.
1. Insert the USB cable into the port.
2. Connect the USB cable to the charging head,
and then plug the charging head into a standard
outlet.
3. When charging is complete, unplug the charging
head from the outlet and remove the USB cable
from the device.
Caution: Failure to unplug the charger before you
remove the battery, can cause damage to the device.
Charge the Battery
Your device is powered by a rechargeable, standard
Li-Ion battery. A Wall/USB Charger (charging head
and USB cable) is included with the device for
charging the battery from any standard outlet.
The battery comes partially charged. A fully
discharged battery requires up to four hours of
charge time. You can use the device while charging.
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Assemble Your Device
When to Charge the Battery
When the battery is weak and only a few minutes
of operation remain, the battery icon ( ) blinks
and the device sounds a warning tone at regular
intervals.
In this condition, your device conserves its
remaining battery power by dimming the screen.
When the battery level becomes too low, the device
automatically turns off.
► For a quick check of your battery level, view the
battery charge indicator located in the upperright corner of your device’s display. A solid
color ( ) indicates a full charge.
You can also choose to display a percentage
value. Viewing a percentage value can provide
a better idea of the remaining charge on the
battery. For more information, see Battery.
Getting Started
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Assemble Your Device
Set Up Your Device
Turn Your Device On or Off
Secure Your Device
Turn the Device On
Use your device’s screen lock features to secure
your device.
► Press and hold the Power/Lock key until the
device vibrates and starts up.
Lock the Device
Turn the Device Off
By default, the device locks automatically when the
screen times out.
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock key until the
device vibrates and the Device options menu
displays.
► To lock the device, press the Power/Lock key.
Unlock the Device
2. Tap Power off.
The default Screen lock on your device is Swipe.
► To unlock your device, press the Power/Lock
key or Home key, and then touch and drag your
finger across the screen.
Welcome Screen
The first time you turn your device on, the Welcome
Screen displays. It will guide you through the basics
of setting up your device.
Set Up a Secure Screen Lock
The default Screen lock is Swipe, which offers no
security. To choose a more secure screen lock, see
Set a Screen Lock.
Follow the prompts to choose a default language,
connect to a Wi-Fi network, set up accounts, choose
location services, learn about your device’s features,
and more.
Getting Started
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Set Up Your Device
Set Up Accounts on Your Device
Google Account
Samsung Account
Your new device uses your Google Account to
fully utilize its Android features, including Gmail,
Google Hangouts, and the Google Play Store.
Create a Samsung account for access to Samsung
content and apps on your device.
When you turn on your device for the first time, set
up your existing Samsung account or create a new
Samsung account.
When you turn on your device for the first time, set
up your existing Google Account, or create a new
Google Account.
– or –
– or –
To create a new Samsung account or set up your
Samsung account on your device at any time,
use Accounts settings. For more information, see
Accounts.
To create a new Google Account or set up your
Google Account on your device at any time, use
Accounts settings. For more information, see
Accounts.
► From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Accounts > Add account >
Samsung account.
► From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Accounts > Add account >
Google.
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Set Up Accounts on Your Device
Set Up and Access Voicemail
Set Up Your Voicemail
Visual Voicemail
1. From the Home screen, tap
Voicemail.
Use Visual Voicemail to view a list of people who left
a voicemail message and then listen to any message
without being limited to chronological order.
Phone, then tap
2. Follow the tutorial to create a password, record a
greeting, and record your name.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Visual Voicemail.
Apps >
Note: These steps may be different depending on
your network.
2. Read the onscreen information and tap Next.
Access Your Voicemail
Note: You must subscribe to the Visual Voicemail
service to use this feature. Charges may apply. Please
contact your service provider for further details.
1. From the Home screen, tap
Voicemail.
Phone, then tap
3. Tap an onscreen voicemail message to play it
back.
You may be prompted to enter a password.
To check Visual Voicemail messages:
2. When connected, follow the voice prompts from
the voicemail center.
1. From the Voicemail screen, tap the voicemail
message you want to play.
2. Tap
Access Your Voicemail From
Another Phone
Play.
To delete Visual Voicemail messages:
1. Dial your wireless phone number.
1. From the Voicemail screen, tap the voicemail
message you want to delete.
2. When you hear your voicemail greeting, press
the asterisk key on the phone you are using.
2. Tap
Delete > OK.
3. Enter your password and you are connected to
your Voicemail.
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Set Up and Access Voicemail
Know Your Device
Learn some of the key
features of your mobile
device, including the screens
and icons, as well as how to
navigate the device and enter
text using the keyboard.
Warning: Please note that a touch screen
responds best to a light touch from the pad
of your finger or a non-metallic stylus. Using
excessive force or a metallic object when
pressing on the touch screen may damage the
tempered glass surface and void the warranty.
Home Screen
Notification Icons
Status Icons
Status Bar
Widget
App Shortcuts
App Folder
Home Screen Indicator
Apps Screen
Primary App Shortcuts
• App Folder: Applications can be grouped into
• Primary App Shortcuts: App shortcuts that
• App Shortcuts: Shortcuts to your favorite
• Status Bar: Displays device status icons (right)
• Apps Screen: Allows quick access to all of your
• Status Icons: Display information about the
folders on the Home screens.
appear on all Home screens.
applications.
and notification icons (left).
applications.
device, such as the network signal strength,
battery level, the time, and so on.
• Home Screen Indicator: Indicates which
• Widgets: Self-contained applications that run on
Home screen is presently displayed. Swipe across
the screen to the right to display the My Magazine
screen.
the Home screen (not shortcuts).
• Notification Icons: Display new messages and
emails, notifications, available software updates,
and so on.
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Home Screen
App Shortcuts
The Home screen is the starting
point for using your device.
You can use app shortcuts to launch an app from
any Home screen.
Customize your Home screen
by adding application shortcuts,
widgets, folders, and using
wallpapers.
Add a Shortcut to a Home Screen
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Touch and hold an app shortcut, drag it to a
Home screen, and then release it.
Remove a Shortcut
Manage Home Screens
1. Touch and hold an app shortcut to release it.
Your device comes with multiple Home screens to
hold apps and widgets. You can rearrange the Home
screens in a different order.
2. Drag the app shortcut to
it.
– or –
Touch and hold an empty space on the screen.
Widgets
2. Use these options to manage screens:
Add a screen: Scroll to the end of the
screens, and then tap
Add.
•
Remove a screen: Touch and hold on a
screen, and then drag it to
Remove.
•
Set a screen as the main Home screen:
Tap
Main Home screen at the top of a
screen. This screen displays when you press
the Home key.
Remove and release
Note: Removing a shortcut does not delete the app, it
just removes the shortcut from the Home screen.
1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
•
Apps.
Widgets are self-contained apps that run on a
Home screen. There are all kinds of widgets,
including links to a specific contact, Internet
bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and
many others.
Add a Widget to a Home Screen
1. Touch and hold an empty space on the screen,
and then tap Widgets.
•
Change the order of screens: Touch and
hold on a screen, and then drag to a new
position.
2. Touch and hold a widget, drag it to a
Home screen, and then release it.
•
Tap Home screen settings for options:
Remove a Widget
-
Transition effect: Change the visual effect
used when you move between Home
screens.
1. From a Home screen, touch and hold a widget to
release it.
-
My Magazine: Display all My Magazine
updates on the Home screen.
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2. Drag the widget to
Remove and release it.
Note: Removing a widget does not delete the widget,
it just removes the widget from the Home screen.
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Home Screen
Folders
Change the Wallpaper
Place folders on a Home screen to organize items.
Change the look of the Home and Lock screens
with wallpaper. You can display a favorite picture, or
choose from preloaded wallpapers.
Add a Folder to a Home Screen
1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
1. From a the Apps screen, touch and hold an app
shortcut.
2. Drag the shortcut onto
release.
– or –
Create folder and
Touch and hold an empty space on the screen.
2. Tap Wallpapers.
3. Enter a folder name.
4. Tap
For details on viewing and changing wallpapers,
see Wallpaper Settings.
Add to place additional apps in the folder.
5. Tap DONE. A folder is created with the
shortcut(s) inside.
To access Wallpaper settings:
► From a Home screen, tap
Settings > Wallpaper.
Use Folders
Apps >
1. Tap a folder to open it and access the shortcuts
inside.
2. To add shortcuts to a folder, touch and hold the
shortcut, and then drag it onto the folder and
release.
3. To delete a folder, touch and hold the folder until
it detaches, and then drag it to
Remove and
release.
4. Tap More options to change the folder’s color
scheme.
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Home Screen
Status Bar
The Status Bar at the top of the
Home screen provides device
information (such as network
status, battery charge, and time)
on the right side and notification
alerts on the left.
Notification Icons
Missed call.
Call in progress.
Call is on hold.
Call is using speakerphone.
Status Icons
Battery is fully charged.
New email has arrived.
Battery is low. The yellow area turns red
as the charge level becomes critical.
New Gmail has arrived.
Battery is charging.
New voicemail message has been
received.
Vibrate mode is enabled.
New text or multimedia message has
arrived.
Mute mode is enabled.
Download of a file or app is in progress.
The device is connected to a 4G LTE
wireless network.
File is being uploaded or sent.
Signal strength.
Location service (GPS) is active.
Wi-Fi is active.
App updates are available from the
Google Play Store.
App updates are complete.
No wireless network is available.
Keyboard is in use.
NFC (Near-Field Communication) is
enabled.
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Connected to a computer using a
USB cable.
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Status Bar
Navigation, Motions, and Gestures
Drag
Touchscreen Navigation
To drag, touch and hold on an item, and then move
it to a new location.
Tap
• Drag an app shortcut to add it to a Home screen.
• Drag a widget to a place it in a new location on a
Lightly tap items to select or launch them.
• Tap the on screen keyboard to enter characters
or text.
Home screen.
• Tap an item to select it.
• Tap an app icon to launch the application.
Pinch and Spread
Pinch the screen using your thumb and forefinger or
spread by moving your fingers apart.
Touch and Hold
• Pinch or spread the screen to zoom in or out while
Activate onscreen items by a touch and hold
gesture. For example:
viewing a picture or a web page.
• Pinch or spread the screen to zoom in or out while
• Touch and hold a widget on a Home screen to
taking a picture.
move it.
• Touch and hold a field to display a pop-up menu
Motions and Gestures
of options.
Swipe or Slide
Control your device by making specific gestures
with your hand above the device’s screen.
To swipe, lightly drag your finger vertically or
horizontally across the screen.
To access Motions and gestures:
► From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Motions and gestures.
• Swipe the screen to unlock the device.
• Swipe the screen to scroll through the
For more details, see Motions and Gestures.
Home screens or menu options.
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Navigation, Motions, and Gestures
Notification Panel
Settings
View additional
Quick settings
Quick settings
Adjust screen brightness
Search for content on your
device
View additional
Quick settings
Tap notification to launch
app or view detail
Clear all notifications
Notification icons on the Status
Bar display calendar events,
device status, and more. For
details, open the Notification
Panel.
Quick Settings
In addition to notifications, the Notification Panel
also provides quick access to device functions such
as Wi-Fi, allowing you to quickly turn them on or off.
To view additional Quick settings:
► Swipe left or right across the visible icons.
– or –
View the Notification Panel
Tap
1. Swipe down on the Status Bar to display the
Notification Panel.
Notification Panel Settings
2. Scroll down the list to see notification details.
•
•
View all.
Tap an item to open it.
To customize the Notification Panel:
To clear a single notification, drag the
notification left or right. Tap CLEAR to clear all
notifications.
► From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Notification panel.
For more details, see Notification Panel Settings.
3. To close the Notification Panel, swipe upward
from the bottom of the screen or tap
Back.
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Notification Panel
Multi Window
Multi Window Tray
Window Controls
Tray Controls
Multi-task by using multiple
applications at the same time.
Use Multi Window
Activate Multi Window
Note: Only apps located on the Multi Window tray can
be used together. Additional Multi Window apps are
available from the Google Play Store.
After enabling Multi Window, you can use it to run
multiple apps at the same time.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Multi window.
The apps display together on a split screen. You
can switch between the apps, adjust the size of their
display on the screen, and copy information from
one app to the other.
2. Tap ON/OFF to activate.
3. Tap the following option to activate it:
•
Tap Open in Multi window view to
automatically view content in Multi Window
when you open files from My Files or Video
player, or attachments from email.
► Touch and hold
Back to display the tray, and
then drag apps to the windows.
Tip: You can also activate Multi Window from the
Notification Panel.
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Multi Window
Window Controls
Select an application window and tap
the middle of the window border.
Change the Order of Apps in the
Multi Window Tray
Control in
1. Touch and hold
Back to display the tray.
2. Touch an hold an app, drag it to a new position
in the tray and then drop it.
Control Buttons
Switch window locations between
Multi window applications.
Choose Apps to Display in the
Multi Window Tray
Move content between the application
windows. Drag an item to share from one
window to another. Some applications may
not support this feature.
You can choose the apps you want to display in the
Multi Window tray.
1. Touch and hold
Expand the application to full screen.
2. Tap
Close the application.
Customize Multi Window
You can customize Multi window to suit your
preferences.
Back to display the tray.
Tray Controls >
Edit for options:
•
To remove an app from the tray, tap and drag it
off of the tray and place it in the storage area.
•
To add an app to the tray, tap and drag it from
the storage area to the tray.
•
To relocate an app, tap and drag it to a new
location.
Create a Window Group
Multi Window Settings
If you use certain apps together in Multi window
often, you can create a window group to quickly
display the two apps in Multi window.
To customize Multi Window:
The window group will be stored in the Multi window
tray, so you can choose it any time to display the
two apps.
For more details, see Multi Window Settings.
► From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Multi window.
1. Touch and hold
Back to display the tray, and
then drag apps to the windows.
2. Scroll to the bottom of the Multi Window tray, and
then tap
Tray Controls >
Create.
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Multi Window
Enter Text
Note: The available Options keys depend on the
application in use. Not all options are available for all
apps.
Use the Samsung Keyboard
Type your text input using a QWERTY keyboard.
Predictive Text
Predictive Text
Predictive text suggest words matching your
text entries, and, optionally, completes common
words automatically. Predictive text can learn your
personal writing style from your contacts, messages,
email, and social networking sites — improving its
accuracy of predicting your text entries.
Configure the Samsung Keyboard
To customize the Samsung Keyboard:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Language and input.
Options key
2. Tap Samsung keyboard for options.
Special Keys
Tap to insert numbers and symbols.
Tap to insert letters.
Touch and hold the Options key to:
Use Google Voice Typing.
Use your handwriting to enter text.
Access the clipboard.
Access keyboard settings.
Insert emoticons.
Change the layout of the keyboard.
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Enter Text
Use Google Voice Typing
Configure Google Voice Typing
Instead of typing, speak your text input.
To customize Google Voice Typing:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Language and input.
2. Tap Google voice typing for options.
To enable Google Voice Typing:
1. On the Samsung Keyboard, tap Google Voice
Typing. You may need to touch and hold the
Options key (left of the Space key) to find it.
2. Speak your text.
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Enter Text
Calling
Make telephone calls using a
variety of calling features and
services.
Make and Answer Calls
Learn how to make or answer
a call. Explore features and
functionality associated with
making or answering a call.
Answer a Call
When a call is received, the phone rings and
displays the caller’s phone number, or name if
stored in the contacts list.
Answer from the Main Screen
Make a Call
At the incoming call screen:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
2. Enter a number and tap
Dial.
• Touch and drag
• Touch and drag
Reject in any direction to
reject the call and send it to your voicemail.
Quickly Dial a Number from
Your Contact List
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Answer While Active
Apps >
If you are currently in an application when you
receive a call, it will appear as a pop-up window.
2. While viewing your contact list, swipe your finger
across a contact to the right call the contact.
• Tap
Answer to accept the call and exit the
application.
Dial a Recent Number
• Tap
Reject to ignore the call and return to the
application.
All incoming, outgoing, and missed calls are
recorded in the Call log. If the number or caller is
listed in your contacts list, the associated name is
also displayed.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Answer in any direction to
answer the call.
• Tap
Expand to view the main call screen.
Phone.
2. Tap the Logs tab. A list of recent calls is
displayed.
3. Tap a contact, and then tap
Call.
End a Call
► When you are ready to end your call, tap
End call.
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Make and Answer Calls
Multitask While on a Call
Personalize the Call Sound Setting
If you exit the call screen and return to a Home
screen, your active call is indicated by an icon on
the Status Bar, and a thumbnail.
Adjust the sound by using an audio equalizer.
► From the currently active call, tap
More options > Personalize call sound.
This lets you continue with your current call and do
something else, such as access the contacts list,
view a recent email, locate a picture, and so on.
Place a New Call While on a Call
If your service plan supports this feature, you can
make another call while a call is in progress.
To return to the call screen:
► Tap the thumbnail to return to the call screen.
1. From the active call, tap Add call to dial the
second call. The first call is displayed as a
thumbnail.
To end a call from any application:
► Swipe the Status Bar downward to reveal the
Notification Panel, and then tap
End.
2. Dial the new number and tap
Options During a Call
Your phone provides a number of functions that you
can use during a call.
•
Tap Merge to hear both callers at once
(multi conferencing).
•
Tap Swap to switch between the two calls.
Call Waiting
If your service plan supports this feature, you can
answer an incoming call while you have a call in
progress. You are notified of an incoming call by a
call waiting tone.
Adjust the Call Volume
► Press the Volume Key to increase or decrease
the volume.
To answer a new call while you have a call in
progress:
– or –
Quickly add more volume to the incoming audio
by tapping More options > Extra volume.
1. Slide
Answer in any direction to answer the
new call.
Listen with the Speaker or
Bluetooth Headset
2. Tap an option:
Listen to the call using the speaker or through a
Bluetooth headset (not included).
► Tap Speaker to hear the caller using the
speaker.
•
Putting [Caller] on hold to place the previous
caller on hold while you answer the new
incoming call.
•
Ending call with [Caller] to end the previous
call and answer the new call.
3. Tap Swap to switch between the two calls. This
places the new caller on hold and activates the
previous call.
– or –
Tap Bluetooth to use a Bluetooth headset
(not included).
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Dial.
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Make and Answer Calls
Call Log
Use Speed Dial to Make a Call
The numbers of the calls you have dialed, received,
or missed are stored in the Call log.
You can assign a shortcut number to a contact for
speed dialing their default number.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
To make a call using Speed Dial:
2. Tap the Logs tab. A list of recent calls is
displayed. If the caller is in your contacts list, the
caller’s name is displayed.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Touch and hold the speed dial number.
If the speed dial number is more than one digit
long, enter the first digits, then hold the last digit.
Save a Recent Call to Your Contacts List
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone > Logs tab.
Create a Speed Dial
2. Tap the call that contains the information that you
want to save to your contacts list.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
3. Tap CREATE CONTACT.
If you want to replace the number for an existing
contact, tap UPDATE EXISTING.
3. Tap an unused number. A list of contacts
displays.
Delete a Call from the Call Log
4. Tap a contact to assign to the number.
The selected contact displays in the speed dial
number box.
Phone > Logs tab.
2. Touch and hold the call you want to delete from
the Call log.
3. Tap
Apps >
2. Tap More options > Speed dial. The Speed
dial screen displays showing the numbers 1
through 100. Number 1 is reserved for voicemail.
– or –
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone > Keypad.
To remove a Speed Dial number assignment:
Delete.
► Tap
Remove.
Add a Call to the Reject List
By adding a caller to your Reject list, future calls
from this number will be sent directly to your
voicemail.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone > Logs tab.
2. Touch and hold the caller you want to add to the
Reject list.
3. Tap
Calling
More options > Add to Auto reject list.
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Make and Answer Calls
Make an Emergency Call
Call Settings
The Emergency calling mode makes redialing an
emergency number a one-tap process.
To access the Call settings menu:
► From a Home screen, tap
Phone >
More options > Settings > Call.
Note: This mode can drain your battery power more
rapidly than normal calling mode.
– or –
From a Home screen, tap
Settings > Call.
Make an Emergency Call without a
SIM Card
Apps >
Without a SIM card, you can only make an
emergency call with the phone; normal cell phone
service is not available.
1. From a secure Lock screen, swipe the phone
icon up.
2. Tap EMERGENCY CALL.
3. Enter 911 and tap
Dial.
4. Complete your call. During this type of call, you
will have access to the Speaker mode, Keypad,
and End Call features.
Make an Emergency Call with a SIM Card
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
2. Enter the emergency number (example: 911),
then tap
Dial.
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Make and Answer Calls
Applications
The Apps screen displays all
applications installed on your
device, both preloaded apps
and apps you download and
install yourself.
Learn how to change the way
apps appear, organize apps
into folders, and uninstall or
disable apps.
App Screens
The Apps screen shows all
preloaded apps and apps that
you downloaded. You can
uninstall, disable, or hide apps
from view.
Uninstall or Disable Apps
You can uninstall or disable apps you download and
install.
• Preloaded apps cannot be uninstalled.
• Apps that are disabled are turned off and hidden
from view.
Shortcuts to apps can be placed on any of
the Home screens. For more information, see
Add a Shortcut to a Home Screen.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap More options > Uninstall/disable. Apps
that can be uninstalled show
Uninstall/
disable on their icon.
Access Applications
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps.
3. Tap
Uninstall/disable and follow the prompts
to either uninstall or disable the app.
Apps.
2. Tap an application’s icon to launch it.
Organize Your Apps
3. To return to the main Home screen, press the
Home key.
The Apps icons can be organized in folders and
listed alphabetically or in your own custom order.
Download and Install New Apps
Change the Order Apps Are Listed
Find new apps to download and install on your
device.
•
•
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Google Play Store: Download new
apps from the Google Play Store. Visit
play.google.com/store/apps to learn more.
More options > View as.
3. Tap an option:
GALAXY Apps: Download apps specifically
designed for your Samsung GALAXY device. Visit
apps.samsung.com to learn more.
Applications
Apps.
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•
Custom: Touch and hold, and then drag app
icons to arrange them in any order.
•
Alphabetical order: App icons are arranged in
alphabetical order.
App Screens
Apps Screen Options
Use Folders to Organize Apps
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Apps.
1. From a Home screen, tap
More options > Create folder.
2. Tap
3. Enter a folder name.
•
4. Tap
Add application, select apps to include
in the folder, and then tap DONE.
•
•
Tap an app to launch it.
-
Tap More options to select a background
color for the folder.
More options for these options:
Edit: Touch and hold an app icon then drag
it to:
-
5. Tap a folder to view its apps.
Apps.
Create folder to create a new folder.
App info to view information about this
app.
Disable/Uninstall to remove the app.
(Preloaded apps cannot be uninstalled.)
To delete a folder:
•
Create folder: Create a new folder to hold the
app icon.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
More options > Remove folder.
•
Remove folder: Remove folders that you have
created.
2. Select the folder to delete and tap DONE.
•
•
View as: Configure the Apps screen.
•
•
•
•
Hide apps: Hide apps from the Apps screen.
•
Help: View information about your device.
Hide or Show Apps
Hide Apps from View
You can hide (rather than uninstall or disable) any
apps you do not want to see on the Apps screen.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Apps.
More options > Hide apps.
3. Tap apps to hide, and then tap DONE.
Show Hidden Apps
You can unhide apps you have hidden and put them
back on the Apps screen.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Apps.
Uninstall/disable apps: Uninstall an app that
you downloaded to your device, or disable
a preloaded app (preloaded apps cannot be
uninstalled). Touch
Delete to remove or
disable the selected app.
Show disabled apps: Display disabled apps.
Show hidden apps: Display hidden apps.
GALAXY Essentials: Galaxy Essentials is a
collection of specially chosen applications
available through Samsung Apps. From
GALAXY Essentials, you can access and
download a collection of premium content, free
of charge.
More options > Show hidden apps.
3. Tap apps to unhide, and then tap DONE.
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App Screens
Google Applications
Google Settings
Enjoy these applications from
Google.
Quickly and easily change Google app
settings to suit your preferences.
Note: Certain applications require a Google account.
Visit google.com to learn more.
Note: You must be signed in to the
application you want to configure. For
example, sign in to Google+ to configure
Google+ settings.
Chrome
Google+
Use Google Chrome to browse the
Internet and bring your open tabs,
bookmarks and address bar data from
your computer to your mobile device.
Stay connected and share with Google+.
Chat with friends and family, post photos,
and see what others are sharing.
Drive
Hangouts
Open, view, rename, and share your
Google Docs and files.
Hangouts is an online place to meet
friends and family, share photos, and
host video calls. Conversation logs are
automatically saved to a Chats area in
your Gmail account.
Gmail
Send and receive email with Gmail,
Google’s web-based email service.
Maps
Use Google Maps to find your current
location, get directions, and other
location-based information.
Google
Search not only the Internet, but also the
apps and contents of your device.
Note: You must enable location services to
use Maps. Please see Location Services.
Google Now
Google Now works in the background to
collect information you regularly look up
and organize it into convenient cards that
appear when you need them.
Photos
This application automatically backs up
your photos and videos to your Google+
account.
► Press and hold the Home key.
Note: When Google Now is enabled, you
can also access it by touching
Google.
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Google Applications
Play Books
Play Newsstand
With Google Play Books, you can find
millions of free e-books and hundreds of
thousands more to buy in the eBookstore.
Subscribe to your favorite magazines to
read on your device at your leisure.
Play Store
Play Games
Find new apps, movies and TV shows,
music, books, magazines, and games in
Google Play Store.
Discover hundreds of games for download
and purchase through the Google Play
Store.
Voice Search
Play Movies & TV
Use voice commands to search the web
with Google.
Watch movies and TV shows purchased
from Google Play. You can stream them
instantly, or download them for viewing
when you are not connected to the
Internet. You can also view videos saved
on your device.
YouTube
View and upload YouTube videos right
from your device.
Play Music
With Google Play Music, you can play
music and audio files on your device.
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Google Applications
T-Mobile Applications
T-Mobile Name ID
Enjoy these applications from
T-Mobile.
This application lets you modify onscreen
Caller ID information. Name ID identifies
unknown callers by Name, City, and
State.
Note: Certain applications require a data plan or
paid subscription. Visit t-mobile.com to learn more,
or contact your service provider for additional
information.
T-Mobile TV
This application brings you live TV and
Video on Demand.
Mobile HotSpot
Note: A data plan is required to use this
feature. Charges may apply. Please contact
your service provider for further details.
This is a shortcut to your Mobile
HotSpot. For more information, see
Use Your Device as a Mobile HotSpot.
Visual Voicemail
T-Mobile My Account
This application allows you to easily
manage your inbox without ever dialing
into your voicemail.
This application provides you online
access to your account, where you can
view current activity, billing information,
service plans, downloads, and more.
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T-Mobile Applications
Other Applications
Amazon
Lookout
Shop at Amazon.com from your device.
Lookout Mobile Security provides key
security options, such as anti-virus and
anti-malware technology, a lost and stolen
device locater service, an application
privacy adviser, and a backup service.
ChatON
Spend time connecting with your
buddies via ChatON! With a Samsung
account, you can enjoy ChatON across
your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
ChatON features free text, voice, and
video messaging.
POLARIS Office 5
POLARIS Office 5 is a Microsoft
Office-compatible office suite for
managing your documents online or
offline. It can also open Adobe PDF
(Portable Document Format) files.
Dropbox
Use this application to save and share
files with others via the Dropbox cloud
storage. When you save files to Dropbox,
your device automatically syncs with the
web server and any other computers that
have Dropbox installed.
Smart Remote
Search, discover, explore, and access
what is on live TV, on-demand movies
and TV shows—across multiple
video-on-demand providers.
Flipboard
Smart Remote also recommends TV
shows and movies based on your viewing
history.
Use this application to access your
personalized magazines.
Kids Mode
Kids Mode creates a child-friendly
environment on your device. The following
apps are available: Drawing, Gallery,
Camera, Music. All content available to the
child is controlled in the Parental Controls
section.
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Other Applications
Calculator
The Calculator provides basic
and advanced arithmetic
functions.
Scientific Calculator
Turn the device landscape to use advanced
arithmetic functions, such as sin, cos, and tan.
Basic Operation
1. From a Home screen, tap
Calculator.
Apps >
2. Enter the first number using the numeric keys.
3. Tap the appropriate arithmetic function key.
4. Enter the next number.
5. To view the result, tap the
equals key.
Additional Functions
To clear the results:
► Tap
Clear.
To clear the calculator history:
► Tap
History > Clear history.
To copy all or part of the calculation to the
clipboard:
► Touch and hold an entry in the display field.
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Calculator
Calendar
Manage your events and tasks.
Share Events
1. From a Home screen, tap
Calendar.
Create an Event or Task
1. From a Home screen, tap
Calendar.
2. Tap
task.
2. Tap to view an event or task.
Apps >
3. Tap More options > Share via, select a
sharing method, and follow the prompts.
Add and enter the details for the event or
Calendar Settings
3. When finished tap SAVE.
These settings allow you to modify settings
associated with using the Calendar.
Delete an Event or Task
1. From a Home screen, tap
Calendar.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Calendar.
Apps >
2. Tap
2. Tap to view an event or task.
3. Tap
Apps >
Apps >
More options > Settings.
3. Tap an option and follow the prompts.
Delete.
To delete multiple events or tasks:
1. Tap More options > Delete.
2. Select events or tasks.
3. Tap DONE.
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Calendar
Camera and Video
Current shooting mode
Switch
between the
front and
back cameras
Record video
Quick
settings
Take a picture
Change
shooting
mode
Camera
settings
View pictures and
videos in the Gallery
Take Pictures
Shooting Mode
Take pictures with your device’s front or back
camera, or combine shots with Dual camera mode.
Several visual effects are available. Some modes are
not available when taking self-portraits.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Camera.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Camera.
2. Using the display screen as a viewfinder,
compose your shot by aiming the camera at the
subject. While composing your picture, use the
onscreen options or these gestures:
•
Touch the screen with two fingers and pinch
or spread them on the screen to zoom in and
out.
•
Tap the screen to focus on the area you
touched.
3. Tap
2. Tap
Capture to take the picture.
Note: You can also press the Volume key up or
down to take a picture. This is the default action of the
Volume key. You can also set the Volume key to act as
the video record key or as a zoom key.
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MODE
Apps >
MODE to display the following options:.
•
Auto: Allow the camera to evaluate the
surroundings and determine the ideal mode
for the picture.
•
Beauty face: Take a picture with lightened
faces for gentler images.
•
Shot & more: Take a quick burst of pictures
and apply effects to them.
•
Panorama: Create a linear image by taking
pictures in either a horizontal or vertical
direction.
•
Virtual tour: Create interactive virtual tours of
your surroundings.
Camera and Video
•
Dual camera: Take pictures and record videos
using the front and rear cameras at the same
time. A variety of picture-in-picture styles are
available.
•
Manage modes: Select which shooting modes
to display when you tap MODE.
•
Download: Download additional shooting
modes from the GALAXY Apps store.
Note: The shooting modes that appear vary
depending on which modes are selected in Manage
modes.
Camera Settings
1. From a Home screen, tap
Camera.
Apps >
2. Tap
Settings to configure settings for
Camera. Available options vary depending on the
camera/recording mode used.
•
Metering modes: Select a metering
method. This determines how light values
are calculated. Center-weighted measures
background light in the center of the scene.
Spot measures the light value at a specific
location. Matrix averages the entire scene.
•
Tap to take pics: Tap the image on the
preview screen to take pictures.
•
Selective focus: Make objects stand out from
the background. They must be within 1.5 feet
from you, and at least 3 times this distance
from the background.
•
Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher
resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution
videos take up more memory.
•
Recording mode: Select Normal, Limit for
email, or Fast motion mode.
•
Video stabilization: Activate anti-shake.
Anti-shake helps to keep the focus steady
when the camera is moving.
•
Picture size: Select a resolution. Use higher
resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution
pictures take up more memory.
•
•
Audio zoom: While recording videos, zooming
in on an object will amplify sound from that
area and diminish the surrounding sound.
Burst shots: Take a series of pictures of
moving subjects.
Effects: Add special graphical effects.
•
Auto night detection: Take brighter and
clearer pictures without using the flash at
night.
•
Face detection: Detect faces in pictures for
tagging with the person’s name.
•
•
•
•
•
ISO: Select an ISO value. This controls
camera light sensitivity. It is measured in
film-camera equivalents. Low values are for
stationary or brightly-lit objects. Higher values
are for fast-moving or poorly-lit objects.
•
Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to
the picture.
•
Storage location: Select the memory location
for storage.
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Flash: Activate or deactivate the flash.
Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.
HDR (rich tone): Save the picture in HDR
(rich tone) only.
Camera and Video
•
Review pics/videos: Set to show pictures or
videos after taking them.
•
Grid lines: Display viewfinder grid lines to help
composition when selecting subjects.
•
Remote viewfinder: Take pictures using the
viewfinder of a connected device. Wi-Fi Direct
is required.
•
Shutter sound: Enable or disable a shutter
sound every time you capture an image.
•
White balance: Select an appropriate white
balance, so images have a true-to-life color
range. The settings are designed for specific
lighting situations. These settings are similar to
the heat range for white-balance exposure in
professional cameras.
•
The Volume key: Use the Volume key as the
camera key, the record key, or as a zoom key.
•
Voice control: Set the camera to take pictures
with voice commands.
•
•
•
Help: View information on using the camera.
•
Exposure value: Change the exposure value.
This determines how much light the camera’s
sensor receives. For low light situations, use a
higher exposure.
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Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
Save as flipped: Automatically save images
as flipped in the Gallery. (This option is only
available in the Front camera.)
Camera and Video
Clock
The Clock app offers features for
keeping track of time and setting
alarms.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
•
Alarm tone: If you have chosen an alarm type
that includes sound, choose a sound to play
for the alarm.
•
Volume: If you have chosen an alarm type
that includes sound, drag the slider to set the
volume of the alarm.
•
Snooze: Allow snoozing, and set interval and
repeat values for the alarm while snoozing.
•
Smart alarm: When on, the alarm will start
playing a tone at a low volume at an interval
before the alarm time, and slowly increase in
volume. Choose a time interval and a tone to
use with smart alarm. Available when you have
chosen an alarm type that includes sound.
•
Name: Enter a name for the alarm.
Clock.
2. Tap a tab to use a feature:
•
Alarm: This feature allows you to set an alarm
to ring at a specific time.
•
World Clock: View the time of day or night in
other parts of the world. World Clock displays
time in hundreds of different cities, within all
24 time zones around the world.
•
•
Stopwatch: Measure intervals of time.
Timer: Use a timer to count down to an event
based on a preset time length (hours, minutes,
and seconds).
3. Tap DONE.
Delete an Alarm
Create an Alarm
1. From a Home screen, tap
Create an alarm event. You can set one-time or
recurring alarms, and choose options for how to be
notified.
2. Touch and hold an alarm, and then tap
Delete.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Apps >
Apps >
Clock.
Clock.
Create alarm to configure:
•
•
•
Time: Choose a time for the alarm.
•
Alarm type: Choose whether the alarm will
use sound, vibration, or vibration and sound to
alert you.
Days: Choose the days to use this alarm.
Repeat weekly: When enabled, the alarm
repeats every week.
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Clock
Contacts
Store and manage your contacts
with the Contacts app, which
can be synchronized with a
variety of your existing personal
accounts, including Google,
Email, Facebook, and your
Samsung account.
Add a Contact
Use the following procedure to add a new contact.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Tap
Create contact, and then tap contact
fields to enter information.
For more information on connecting with and
managing your accounts through your device, see
Accounts.
Contacts
Access your list of contacts by using the Contacts
app, which is a shortcut to the Contacts tab. To
access your Contacts list:
► From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
•
Choose a storage account for the contact. You
can store the contact on the device, your SIM
card, or sync it with an account.
•
Tap
Contact photo to assign a picture to
the new contact.
•
Enter a name, phone number, email address,
and assign the contact to a group. Tap ADD
ANOTHER FIELD to add additional contact
information.
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Apps >
Find a Contact
Tap
Add to enter additional entries.
Tap
Delete to remove an entry.
Tap
Expand for additional fields.
Tap
field.
Label to choose a label for the
3. Tap SAVE.
You can search for a contact, or scroll the list to find
one by name.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Apps >
Edit a Contact
Apps >
When editing a contact, you can tap a field and
change or delete the information, or you can add
additional fields to the contact’s list of information.
2. Tap the Search field, and then enter characters
to find contacts that match.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
– or –
Tap a letter on the side of the list to jump directly
to that letter in the alphabetical list. You can also
press and slide across the alphabetical list to
select a letter with better precision.
Apps >
2. Tap the contact to display it, and then tap
Edit.
3. Tap any of the fields to add, change, or delete
information.
4. Tap SAVE.
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Contacts
Share a Name Card
Link Contacts
When you share a name card, the contact’s
information is sent as a vCard file (.vcf). You can
share a vCard via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct, attach it
to a message, or save it to a storage location.
When you have contacts from various sources
(Gmail, Facebook, and so on), you may have
multiple similar entries for a single contact. Contacts
lets you link multiple entries into a single contact.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Apps >
2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap
More options > Share name card.
2. Tap the contact to display it, and then tap
Link.
3. Choose a sharing method and follow the
prompts.
3. Tap LINK ANOTHER CONTACT, and then select
contacts to link to the original contact.
4. Tap DONE.
Save a Business Card as a Contact
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Unlink Contacts
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Tap More options > Business cards >
Business card recognition.
Apps >
2. Tap the contact to display it, and then tap
Link.
3. When the camera opens, center the business
card in the guidelines on the screen. If the
Camera can recognize the business card, it will
take the picture automatically, or you can take
the picture manually.
3. Tap
Separate beside contacts to unlink them
from the main contact.
Delete Contacts
4. Your device analyzes the picture of the business
card to create a new contact. You can also add
more information to the contact.
You can delete a single contact or choose multiple
contacts to delete.
5. Tap SAVE. The business card is displayed as the
picture for the contact.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Note: You can view all your business cards by tapping
More options > Business cards.
2. Touch and hold a contact to select it. You can
also tap other contacts, or tap the checkbox to
select all.
3. Tap
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Apps >
Delete.
Contacts
Favorites
Groups
When you mark contacts as favorites, they are
easily accessible from other apps. Favorites display
together on the Favorites tab in Contacts.
You can use groups to organize your contacts. Your
device comes with preloaded groups, and you can
create your own. You might create a group for your
family, for coworkers, or a team. Groups make it
easy to find contacts, and you can send messages
to the members of a group.
Mark Contacts as Favorites
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Apps >
Create a Group
2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap
Add to Favorites (the star turns gold
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
).
2. Tap
Remove Contacts from Favorites
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Apps >
Groups, and then tap
Create group.
3. Tap fields to enter information about the group:
Apps >
•
Tap Create group in <location> to choose
where to save the group. You can save it to a
specific account, to the device memory, or to
all accounts.
•
Tap Group name to enter a name for the new
group.
Create a Shortcut to a Favorite
•
You can create a shortcut to a favorite on the home
screen, to access their information directly from the
home screen.
Tap Add member and select contacts to add
to the new group, and then tap DONE.
•
Tap Group ringtone, Group message tone,
or Group vibration pattern to customize the
sounds for the group.
2. Tap the Favorites tab, and then touch and hold
a contact to select it. You can also tap other
contacts, or tap the checkbox to select all.
3. Tap
Remove from Favorites.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Apps >
4. Tap SAVE.
2. Tap the Favorites tab, and then touch and hold a
contact to select it.
Rename a Group
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
3. Tap More options > Add shortcut to Home
screen. The new shortcut displays in an empty
area of the home screen.
2. Tap
Apps >
Groups, and then tap a group.
3. Tap More options > Edit group and enter a
new name.
4. Tap SAVE.
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Contacts
Add Contacts to a Group
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Tap
Delete a Group
Apps >
Preset groups, such as Family, cannot be deleted.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Groups, and then tap a group.
3. Tap
Add, and then tap the contacts you want
to add.
2. Tap
4. Select groups to delete and tap DONE.
Send an Email to a Group
5. Chose Group only or Groups and members
and tap OK.
You can send an email to members of a group.
2. Tap
Apps >
Contact Settings
These settings allow you to modify settings
associated with using the Contacts app.
Groups, and then tap a group.
3. Tap More options > Send message or email.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
4. Tap Email.
5. Tap contacts to select them, and then tap DONE.
(You will only see group members that have
email addresses in their contact records.)
Apps >
2. Tap More options > Settings > Contacts.
3. Tap an option and follow the onscreen
instructions.
6. Choose an account and follow the prompts.
Applications
Groups.
3. Tap More options > Delete group.
4. Tap DONE.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Apps >
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Email
Use the Email app to view and
manage all your email accounts
in one application.
Manage Your Email Accounts
To access Email:
1. From a Home screen, tap
► From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
You can view email you receive for all accounts on
the Combined view screen or you can view email
accounts individually.
Email.
Apps >
Email.
2. Tap
Menu at the top left of the screen to
select:
Configure Email Accounts
•
Combined view: View all email in a combined
inbox.
You can configure Email for most accounts in just a
few steps.
•
<Account Name>: View email for only this
account.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Email.
Delete Email Accounts
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your
email account.
– or –
To delete an Email account:
For additional accounts, tap
Menu >
MANAGE ACCOUNTS >
Add account.
1. From a Home screen, tap
The device communicates with the appropriate
server to set up your account and synchronize
your email. When complete, your email appears
in the Inbox for the account.
Apps >
2. Tap
Menu > MANAGE ACCOUNTS.
3. Tap
More options > Remove account.
4. Tap the accounts you want to delete, and then
tap DONE.
Refresh Your Email Account
Email Settings
Refresh your account to update your email
accounts.
These settings allow you to modify settings
associated with using the Email app.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Apps >
Email.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Email.
Apps >
Email.
2. Tap More options > Settings.
Refresh.
3. Tap an option and follow the onscreen
instructions.
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Email
Gallery
View, edit, and manage pictures
and videos.
Trim Segments of a Video
1. Select a video, and then tap
2. Use the sliders at the bottom of the screen
to trim the video. Move the left bracket to the
desired starting point, move the right bracket to
the desired ending point.
View Images and Videos
Launching Gallery displays available folders. When
another application, such as Email, saves an image,
a Download folder is automatically created to
contain the image. Likewise, capturing a screenshot
automatically creates a Screenshots folder.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
3. Tap DONE to save the video.
Edit Images
While viewing an image:
Gallery.
► Tap More options:
2. Tap
Menu, and then tap Time or Album to
choose the way items display.
•
Tap
Menu > Album, and then tap
More options > Create album to create a
new album.
•
•
Tap an album to open it.
Tap an image or video to view it in full screen.
Scroll left or right to view the next or previous
image or video.
Zoom In and Out
Use one of the following methods to zoom in or out
on an image:
• Double-tap anywhere on the screen to zoom in or
zoom out.
• Spread two fingers apart on any place to zoom in.
•
•
More info: View image details.
•
•
Studio: Edit your picture with advanced tools.
•
•
•
•
Rotate right: Rotate the picture clockwise.
•
•
Add tag: Add a tag to your image.
•
Print: Print the image via a USB or Wi-Fi
connection. Some printers may not be
compatible with the device.
•
Settings: Change the Gallery settings.
Pinch the screen to zoom out.
Play Videos
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Trim.
Gallery.
Copy to clipboard: Place a copy on the
clipboard.
Rotate left: Rotate the picture
counter-clockwise.
Crop: Resize the frame to crop the image.
Rename: Rename the file.
Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images
and videos in the current folder.
Set as: Set the image as wallpaper or as a
contact’s photo.
2. Tap a folder to open it.
3. Tap a video to view it.
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Gallery
Delete Images
1. From a Home screen, tap
Gallery Settings
Apps >
Gallery.
These settings allow you to modify settings
associated with using your Gallery.
2. Tap a folder to open it.
1. From a Home screen, tap
3. In a folder, tap More Options > Delete, select
images, and then tap DONE.
2. Tap
– or –
When viewing a single image, tap
Apps >
Gallery.
More options > Settings.
3. Tap an option and follow the onscreen
instructions.
Delete.
4. Tap More options > Add account to add
a Samsung, Dropbox, Google, or Facebook
account.
Share Images
Use one of the following methods:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Gallery.
2. Tap a folder to open it.
3. In a folder, tap More options > Select, select
images, and then tap
Share via to send
them to others or share them via social network
services.
– or –
When viewing a single image, tap
Share via
to send it to others or share it via social network
services.
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Gallery
Internet
Access the Internet with a fully
featured web browser.
Browser Tabs
Access the Internet
To open a new tab:
► From a Home screen, tap
Internet.
Use tabs to view multiple web pages at the
same time.
► Tap
Apps >
More options > New tab.
To close a tab:
Tab manager.
1. Tap
Command Keys
Delete by the tabs you want to close.
2. Tap the
The following command keys are available:
•
•
•
•
Back or
previous page.
Bookmarks
Back key to return to the
To bookmark the current web page:
Forward to go forward to a recent page.
1. Tap
Home to display your Internet Home screen.
Bookmarks >
Add.
2. Name the bookmark and tap SAVE.
Refresh to reload the current page.
To open a bookmarked web page:
► Tap
View a Web Site
Bookmarks and tap an entry.
To view a web site:
History
► Tap the address field, enter the web address,
and then tap Go.
To view a list of recently visited web pages:
► Tap
To share, save, or print the current web page:
► Tap
More options.
Bookmarks > History.
Saved Pages
To zoom in or out:
To save a web page:
► Tap the screen twice or pinch the screen to
zoom out and stretch the screen to zoom in.
► Tap
More options > Save web page.
To view a list of saved web pages:
► Tap
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Saved pages.
Internet
Incognito Tabs
Internet Settings
Pages viewed with incognito tabs do not appear
within your browser history or search history, and
leave no traces (such as cookies) on your device.
These settings allow you to modify settings
associated with using the Internet app.
Incognito tabs display
1. From a Home screen, tap
Internet.
Incognito on their tab.
2. Tap
Note: Any downloaded files will remain on your device
after you close the incognito tab.
More options > Incognito mode.
2. Tap
More options > New incognito tab.
Applications
More options > Settings.
3. Tap an option and follow the onscreen
instructions.
To open a new Incognito tab:
1. Tap
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Memo
Use the Memo app to write and
save notes on your device.
Browse Memos
1. Tap
Memo.
2. Browse memo thumbnails by scrolling up or
down.
Compose a Memo
3. To search for a memo, tap
1. Tap
Apps >
2. Tap
Create memo, and type a memo.
Memo.
•
To change the category, tap the
icon.
•
To insert an image into the memo, tap the
Insert icon.
•
Apps >
Search.
Memo Options
Category
While browsing memo thumbnails:
► Tap More options for the following options:
•
•
•
To use your voice to insert text into the memo,
tap the Voice icon.
3. When finished creating your memo, tap SAVE.
Select: Select notes to share, print, or delete.
Delete: Delete memos.
Account: Backup your memos to your
Samsung account.
Manage Memos
1. Tap
Apps >
Memo.
2. Tap a memo thumbnail to open it.
•
•
To edit a memo, tap the content of the memo.
•
To send a memo to others, tap
More options > Select, select a memo, and
Share via.
tap
•
To send the memo to a Google or Samsung
printer, tap More options > Select, select a
memo, and tap More options > Print.
To delete memos, tap More options >
Delete, select memos, and tap DONE.
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Memo
Messages
Learn how to send and receive
different messages using the
default messaging app on your
phone.
Create and Send Messages
This section describes how to create a send a
message using the Messaging app.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Messages >
Compose.
2. Tap the Enter recipients field to manually enter
a recipient or tap
Add Recipient to select a
recipient from your Contacts. You can also select
the recipient based on Groups, Favorites, or
Logs.
Types of Messages
Your default Messaging app provides the following
message types:
• Text Messages (SMS)
• Multimedia Messages (MMS)
The Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send
and receive text messages to and from other mobile
phones or email addresses. To use this feature, you
may need to subscribe to your service provider’s
message service.
The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) lets you
send and receive multimedia messages (such as
picture, video, and audio messages) to and from
other mobile phones or email addresses. To use this
feature, you may need to subscribe to your service
provider’s multimedia message service.
•
If adding a recipient from your Contacts,
tap the contact to place a check mark then
tap DONE. The contact will be placed in the
recipients field.
•
Enter additional recipients by separating each
entry with a semicolon (;) and then using the
previous procedure. More recipients can be
added at any time before the message is sent.
•
For the Group option, if the number of
recipients is less than 10, all members in
the group will be added. You will need to
delete any unnecessary members in the list
by selecting the trash can icon and deleting
unwanted entries.
3. Tap the Enter message field and use the
onscreen keypad to enter a message.
Messaging icons are displayed at the top of the
screen and indicate when messages are received
and their type.
•
Tap
Add emoticons to choose an available
emoticon from an onscreen list and then add
it into your message (at the cursor location) if
desired.
4. Review your message and tap
Send.
Note: If you exit a message before you send it, the
message is automatically saved as a draft.
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Messages
View New Messages
Messages Settings
When you receive a new message, a new message
icon appears on the Status Bar.
Configure the settings for text messages, multimedia
messages, push messages, and so on.
To view the message:
► From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Messages > More options > Settings.
1. Open the Notification Panel and select the
message. For more information, please see
Notification Panel.
Emergency Alerts
– or –
This device is designed to receive wireless
emergency alerts from the Commercial Mobile
Alerting System (CMAS) which may also be known
as the Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN).
For more information, please contact your wireless
provider.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Messages, and then tap the new message to
view it.
2. To play a multimedia message (audio or video),
tap
Play.
Delete Messages
Emergency Alerts allows customers to receive
geographically-targeted messages. Alert messages
are provided by the US Department of Homeland
Security and will alert customers of imminent threats
to their safety within their area. There is no charge
for receiving an Emergency Alert message.
To delete messages, follow these steps:
There are three types of Emergency Alerts:
3. To scroll through the list of messages, tap the
screen and scroll up or down the page.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. Tap
• Alerts issued by the President
• Alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life
Apps >
More options > Delete.
(Extreme and Severe)
3. Tap each message you want to delete, and tap
DONE.
• AMBER Alerts (missing child alert)
4. At the Delete conversations prompt, tap
DELETE to delete or CANCEL to cancel.
Users may choose not to receive Imminent Threats
(Extreme and Severe) and AMBER Alerts. Alerts
issued by the President cannot be disabled.
Message Search
To disable Imminent Threats and AMBER Alerts,
follow the instructions below:
1. You can search through your messages by using
the Message Search feature.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
3. Tap
Apps >
2. Tap More options > Settings >
Emergency alerts > Emergency alerts.
Search.
3. All alerts are enabled by default (check mark
showing). Tap an alert option to disable it.
4. Enter a word or phrase to search for, and then
tap
Search on the keyboard.
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Messages
Music Player
Volume
Stream the song to
another device
More options
Adjust volume
Adjust the sound quality
with SoundAlive
Mark as favorite
Playback position
Repeat mode for the song
or playlist
Shuffle songs
Elapsed playing time
Length of song
View playlist
Add to playlist
Scan forward or go to next song
Rewind song or go to previous song
Pause/Play
Listen to your favorite songs
with the Music player. Navigate
through your music library, play
songs, and create customized
playlists.
Applications
Listen to Music
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Music.
2. Tap a library category at the top of the screen to
view your music files.
3. Scroll through the list of songs and tap an entry
to begin playback.
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Music Player
My Files
Access files stored on your
device, including images, videos,
songs, and sound clips.
Additional Functions
The following functions are available:
• Tap
• Tap
Storage usage to view memory
information for your device and memory card (not
included).
View Files
1. From a Home screen, tap
My Files.
• Tap More options for additional options:
• Add shortcut: Create a shortcut to a file or
Apps >
2. Select a group, and then tap a file or folder to
open it.
folder.
Group Options
► After selecting a group, tap
options:
•
•
•
•
•
Search, and then enter search criteria.
More options for
Select: Select files or folders.
•
Add FTP server: Add an FTP server shortcut
in the Favorites folder.
•
Scan for nearby devices: Search for devices
that have media sharing activated.
•
Settings: Customize My Files.
Delete: Choose files or folders to delete.
View as: Choose a view.
Sort by: Choose a sorting method.
Settings: Customize group settings.
File Options
1. Tap More options > Select, select a file or
folder, and then use one of these functions:
Share via: Send files to others or share
them.
Delete: Delete files or folders.
2. Tap
•
•
•
•
More options for additional options:
Move: Move files or folders to another folder.
Copy: Copy files or folders to another folder.
Rename: Rename a file or folder.
Details: View file or folder details.
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My Files
S Health
Use S Health to plan, track, and
manage your health goals and
activities, including exercise,
sleep, and meals.
• Muscle pain when walking upstairs or up a hill that
Note: This device and related software are not
intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other
conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or
prevention of disease.
• You are a man older than age 45 or a woman
1. From Home, tap
Apps >
goes away when you rest.
Finally, the American College of Sports Medicine
recommends that you see your doctor before
engaging in vigorous exercise if two or more of the
following apply:
older than age 55;
• You have a family history of heart disease before
age 55;
S Health.
• You smoke or quit smoking in the past six months;
• You have not exercised for three months or more;
• You are overweight or obese;
• You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
• You have impaired glucose tolerance, also called
2. Read and accept the terms and conditions.
3. Set up your health profile and goals.
Before You Start Exercising
This app can be used to monitor your exercise.
While moderate physical activity, such as brisk
walking, is safe for most people, health experts
suggest that you talk with your doctor before you
start an exercise program, particularly if you have
any of the following conditions:
pre-diabetes.
When in Doubt — Check It Out
If you are unsure of your health status, have several
health problems, or are pregnant, you should speak
with your doctor before starting a new exercise
program. Working with your doctor ahead of time is
a good way to plan an exercise program that is right
and safe for you. Consider it the first step on your
path to physical fitness.
• Heart disease;
• Asthma or lung disease;
• Diabetes, or liver or kidney disease;
• Arthritis.
You should also check with your doctor if you have
symptoms suggestive of heart, lung, or other serious
disease, such as:
• Pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw, or
arms during physical activity;
• Dizziness or loss of consciousness;
• Shortness of breath with mild exertion or at rest,
or when lying down or going to bed;
• Ankle swelling, especially at night;
• A heart murmur or a rapid or pronounced
heartbeat;
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S Health
S Voice
Speak commands to perform
operations on your device, and
to speak criteria for searches
and other operations.
S Voice Settings
These settings allow you to modify settings
associated with using the Internet app.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Use S Voice to find everything
from directions to trivia answers
to the current weather forecast.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Apps >
S Voice.
More options > Settings.
3. Tap an option and follow the onscreen
instructions.
S Voice.
2. Speak a command.
3. Tap the microphone icon, if the device does not
hear you, or to give it another command.
Tip: Tap More options for example commands and
to view a tutorial.
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S Voice
Samsung Apps / GALAXY Apps
To access the Samsung GALAXY Apps website:
Samsung Apps is now Galaxy
Apps. When you access
Samsung Apps, GALAXY Apps
will be installed on your device.
► From a Home screen, tap
GALAXY Apps.
Apps >
To access GALAXY Essentials:
1. Swipe across the GALAXY Apps screen and
then tap GALAXY Essentials.
Samsung GALAXY Apps is a
free storefront that provides
a quick and easy way to find
and download apps that are
compatible with your Galaxy
device.
– or –
Swipe across the Home screens and locate and
tap the GALAXY Essentials widget.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to download
GALAXY Essentials apps specially chosen from
Samsung Apps.
Note: A Samsung account is required to purchase
and download apps.
GALAXY Essentials is a
collection of specially chosen
applications available through
Samsung Apps.
From GALAXY Essentials, you
can access and download a
collection of premium content,
free of charge.
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Samsung Apps / GALAXY Apps
Video Player
Stream video to a
different device
Video file
name
More options
Playback
position
Volume
Pop-up play
Rewind video or go
to previous video
Pause/Play
Play and manage videos stored
on your device.
Use Pop-up Play
Multi-task with Pop-up Play — transform your video
player into a pop-up window. The video will continue
to play, and the pop-up window can be resized or
moved anywhere on the screen.
To access video:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Video.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Scroll through the videos stored on your device.
After a few seconds, each video thumbnail
begins playing a preview of the clip.
Apps >
Video.
2. Tap a video to view it.
3. Tap
Pop-up play to continue playing the
video in a floating window.
3. Tap a video to view it.
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Scan forward or go to next
video
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•
Drag the window to any location on the
screen.
•
Use two fingers to pinch or spread to resize
the floating window.
Video Player
Voice Recorder
Record voice memos and notes.
View Recordings
1. From a Home screen, tap
Voice Recorder.
Create a Voice Recording
► From a Home screen, tap
Voice Recorder.
2. Tap
Apps >
•
Tap
Select mode to adjust the recording
mode.
•
•
Tap
Record to record an audio file.
Tap
Stop to stop recording. The file is
automatically saved.
•
Tap
Pause to pause the recording of an
audio file.
•
Tap
Cancel to cancel the recording of an
audio file.
•
Tap
Bookmark to mark the recording in list
view.
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Apps >
List to display a list of recordings.
•
Tap
Search to search through available
recordings.
•
Tap
Delete to delete one or more voice
recordings.
•
Tap More options:
-
Select: Choose desired recordings.
-
Edit categories: Change the categories.
Sort by: Sort the list of recordings.
Filter by category: Filter entries by
category.
Settings: Configure Voice Recorder.
Voice Recorder
Settings
Configure your device’s
connections and settings,
add accounts, and customize
the home screen, apps, and
features.
• Some options use an ON/OFF button to turn
the option on (
) or off (
).
• For some options, you must tap a field,
such as Email address, to display and set
options.
• Some options are enabled or disabled by
tapping a
checkbox. When enabled, a
check mark displays. Tap the check mark to
remove it and disable the option.
How to Use Settings
Access Settings
► From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Customize the Quick Settings
Menu
Apps >
Quick settings are the settings that you are most
likely to frequently use. When you first access the
Settings menu, the Quick settings are set to a
default list of settings.
– or –
From a Home screen, drag down from the
Status Bar to display the Notification Panel, and
then tap
Settings.
Change the Quick Settings
Search for Settings
You can change the Quick settings list to include
your most frequently used settings.
If you are not sure exactly where to find a certain
setting, you can use the Setting search feature.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap
Apps >
2. Tap
Search.
•
Enter a word or words in the Search box. As
you type, settings that match will appear on
the screen.
•
Tap an entry to go to that setting.
Apps >
More options > Edit quick settings.
•
Select additional settings to appear in your
Quick settings menu. Settings that are already
in the Quick settings menu are checked.
•
Uncheck a highlighted item to remove it.
3. Tap DONE to save your new Quick settings
menu.
Change How Settings Are
Listed
Settings can be listed in grid view (default), a list
view, or a tab view.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap
Apps >
More options > View as.
3. Select a new view.
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How to Use Settings
Wi-Fi Settings
Wi-Fi is a term used for certain
types of Wireless Local Area
Networks (WLAN). Wi-Fi
communication requires access
to a Wireless Access Point
(WAP).
Manually Connect to a
Wi-Fi Network
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on.
3. Tap Add Wi-Fi network.
4. Enter information about the Wi-Fi network:
Turn Wi-Fi On or Off
•
Tap Network SSID to enter the name of the
Wi-Fi network.
Turning Wi-Fi on makes your device able to discover
and connect to compatible in-range WAPs.
•
Tap the Security field and select a security
option and enter your password.
•
Tap Show advanced options if you need to
add advanced options such as Proxy settings,
or IP settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on
or off.
5. Tap CONNECT to store the new information and
connect to your target WAP.
Scan and Connect to a Wi-Fi
Network
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Wi-Fi Status Indicators
Status Bar icons show your current Wi-Fi connection
status:
Apps >
• When Wi-Fi is connected, active, and
communicating with a Wireless Access Point
(WAP),
displays.
2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on.
3. When Wi-Fi is first turned on, your device will
automatically scan for available networks and
display them.
• When a Wi-Fi access point is available, but your
device is not connected to it,
displays. It may
also display if there is a communication issue with
the target Wireless Access Point (WAP).
4. Tap the network you want to connect to.
Settings
•
When you select an open network, you are
automatically connected to the network.
Otherwise, enter a password to connect.
•
To manually scan for networks, tap
More options > Scan.
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Wi-Fi Settings
Wi-Fi Settings
The Wi-Fi settings menu allows you to set up many
of your device’s advanced Wi-Fi services.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on.
3. Tap Smart network switch to automatically
switch between Wi-Fi and mobile networks to
maintain a stable Internet connection.
4. Tap
•
Advanced
-
Settings
More options for options:
Network notification: Receive a notification
when new Wireless Access Points (WAPs)
are available.
-
Passpoint: Connect to passpoint-enabled
Wi-Fi Access Points automatically.
-
Sort by: Sort Wi-Fi networks by Alphabet or
Signal strength.
-
Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep: Specify when
to disconnect from Wi-Fi.
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-
Always allow scanning: Allow Google
location service and other apps to scan for
networks, even when Wi-Fi is turned off.
-
Install certificates: Install authentication
certificates.
-
MAC address: View your device’s
MAC address, which is required when
connecting to some secured networks (not
configurable).
-
IP address: View your device’s IP address
(not configurable).
•
WPS push button: Set up a connection to a
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) router or other
equipment.
•
WPS PIN entry: View the PIN used by your
device to set up a PIN-secured connection
to a Wi-Fi router or other equipment (not
configurable).
•
Share Wi-Fi profile: Share Wi-Fi profiles you
have created with others.
•
Help: Learn about setting up and using Wi-Fi
networks, and other settings.
Wi-Fi Settings
Wi-Fi Direct
To rename your device (as seen by other
devices):
Wi-Fi Direct allows direct
device-to-device connections via
Wi-Fi, without having to connect
to a Wi-Fi network.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
► Tap
More options > Rename device.
Wi-Fi Direct Status Indicator
When your device is connected to another device
using Wi-Fi Direct,
displays in the Status Bar.
Apps >
2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on.
Wi-Fi must be on to configure settings.
3. Tap More options > Wi-Fi Direct. Your device
automatically scans for nearby Wi-Fi Direct
devices, or you can tap SCAN to start scanning.
4. After scanning for devices, select a device,
and then follow the prompts to complete the
connection.
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Wi-Fi Direct
Download Booster
Download Booster improves
download speed by using both
Wi-Fi and LTE networks at the
same time when downloading
files over 30 MB in size.
Note: Download Booster uses mobile data services.
To turn on Download Booster:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Download booster, and then tap ON/OFF to
turn Download Booster on or off.
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Download Booster
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 Bluetooth
systems, and Bluetooth-enabled
computers, printers, and wireless
devices.
Make Your Device Visible to
Other Bluetooth Devices
When you make your device visible, other Bluetooth
can find it in a scan and initiate pairing. You can
choose the length of time your device remains
visible.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap ON/OFF to turn
Bluetooth on.
3. Tap Bluetooth >
timeout.
Note: The Bluetooth communication range is
approximately 30 feet.
More options > Visibility
4. Select a time period for your device to remain
visible after you turn on visibility.
Turn Bluetooth On or Off
Scan for Bluetooth Devices
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap ON/OFF to turn
Bluetooth on or off.
When you want to pair with another Bluetooth
device, you can scan for nearby devices that are
visible.
Bluetooth Status Indicators
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
When Bluetooth is turned on,
Status Bar.
displays in the
2. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap ON/OFF to turn on
Bluetooth.
3. When Bluetooth is first turned on, it scans for
nearby Bluetooth devices and displays them.
Change Your Device’s Name
•
Change the name others will use when pairing with
your device via Bluetooth.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Bluetooth >
device.
Apps >
To manually perform a new scan, tap SCAN.
Apps >
More options > Rename
3. Tap the device name field and edit your device
name.
Settings
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Bluetooth
Pair Bluetooth Devices
Disconnect a Paired Device
The Bluetooth pairing process allows you to
establish trusted connections between your device
and another Bluetooth device.
Disconnecting a paired device breaks the
connection between the device and your device, but
retains the knowledge of the pairing. At a later point
when you want to reconnect the device, there is no
need to setup the connection information again.
Pairing between two Bluetooth devices is a one-time
process. Once a pairing is created, the devices
will continue to recognize their partnership and
exchange information without having to re-enter a
passcode.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap ON/OFF to turn on
Bluetooth.
Apps >
3. Tap the previously paired device.
2. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap ON/OFF to turn on
Bluetooth.
4. Tap OK to confirm disconnection.
3. Make sure that the target device is discoverable,
so that your device can find it. Refer to the
instructions that came with the device to find out
how to set it to discoverable mode.
Delete a Paired Device (Unpairing)
When you unpair from a Bluetooth device, the two
devices will no longer recognize each other. To
connect again, you’d need to pair the devices.
4. Tap SCAN. Your device will start to scan for
Bluetooth devices within range.
1. Verify your Bluetooth is active.
2. From the Bluetooth settings page, tap
next
to the previously paired device, and then tap
Unpair to delete the paired device.
5. When you see the name of the target device
displayed in the Bluetooth devices section, tap
the name. Your device then automatically tries to
pair with the target device. If automatic pairing
fails, enter the passcode supplied with the target
device.
Review Files Received via
Bluetooth
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.
When you receive files from another device via
Bluetooth, you can access them from Bluetooth
settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Bluetooth >
files.
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Apps >
More options > Received
Bluetooth
Tethering and Mobile HotSpot
Share your device’s Internet
connection with a computer that
connects to your device using a
USB cable or via Bluetooth.
Turn Mobile HotSpot On or Off
Activate your device’s Mobile HotSpot application
to allow other devices to use your device’s Internet
connection.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
Use Mobile HotSpot to share
your device’s Internet connection
with other devices using your
device as a portable Wi-Fi
hotspot.
2. Tap Mobile HotSpot.
3. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on or off.
Warning: By default, your device’s Mobile
HotSpot has no security applied, and any
device can connect. For more information, see
Configure Mobile Hotspot Settings.
Use Tethering to Connect Your
Device to a Computer
Connect a Device to
Your Mobile Hotspot
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
Use the other device’s Wi-Fi control to connect to
your device’s Mobile HotSpot.
2. Tap USB tethering to connect the computer to
the device using the USB cable.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
2. Tap Mobile HotSpot, and tap ON/OFF to enable.
Use Your Device as a Mobile
HotSpot
3. Activate Wi-Fi on the target device.
4. Scan for Wi-Fi hotspots and select the target
device from the list.
Note: You must have a tethering plan on your service
account in order to use the Mobile HotSpot.
5. On the target device, enter your device’s Mobile
HotSpot password.
Warning: Mobile HotSpot consumes battery power
and uses data service.
Settings
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Tethering and Mobile HotSpot
Change the Portable HotSpot
Password
1.
Configure Mobile Hotspot
Settings
Settings > Tethering and Mobile HotSpot >
Mobile HotSpot.
Manage your Mobile HotSpot security and
connecting settings.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on the feature.
3. Tap
1.
More options > Configure.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on the feature.
4. Tap the Security field and select WPA2 PSK and
enter a new password.
3. Tap
Allowed Device List
Control whether devices connect to your Mobile
HotSpot with the Allowed device list. After you add
devices to the list, they can scan for your device and
connect using your device’s Mobile HotSpot name
and password.
Note: Using your device as a Mobile HotSpot
consumes battery power and uses data service. While
Mobile HotSpot is active, your device’s applications will
use the Mobile HotSpot data service. Roaming while
using your device as a Mobile HotSpot will incur extra
data charges.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Tethering and Mobile HotSpot >
Mobile HotSpot.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on the feature.
3. Tap
Settings > Tethering and Mobile HotSpot >
Mobile HotSpot.
More options > Allowed devices.
More options > Configure:
•
Network SSID: View and change the name of
your Mobile HotSpot.
•
Broadcast network name (SSID): Disable to
make your Mobile HotSpot invisible to other
Wi-Fi devices during a scan. Other devices can
still connect to your Mobile HotSpot, but will
have to set up the connection manually with
your Network SSID and Password.
•
Security: Choose the security level for your
Mobile HotSpot.
•
Password: If you choose a security level that
uses a password, enter the password.
•
Show password: Display your password
instead of masking it.
•
Show advanced options: Access advanced
options, including Broadcast channel, and
to specify the channel your device uses for
Mobile HotSpot.
4. Tap
Add to enter the other device’s Device
name and MAC address.
5. Tap OK to add the device.
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Tethering and Mobile HotSpot
Airplane Mode
To turn Airplane mode on or off:
Airplane mode disconnects your
device from all networks and
turns off connectivity features,
such as phone calls and Wi-Fi.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Airplane mode, and then tap ON/OFF to
enable or disable the option.
Note: You can also control Airplane mode from the
Device options menu. Press and hold the Power/lock
key, and then tap Airplane mode.
While in airplane mode, you
can use other features, such as
playing music, watching videos,
and other online applications.
Settings
Apps >
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Airplane Mode
Data Usage
2. Tap
Monitor your mobile data usage.
Note: Your service provider may account for data
usage differently.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Data usage for options:
Settings
•
Mobile data: Enable mobile data. You can also
control Mobile Data at the Notification Panel.
•
Set mobile data limit: Disable your mobile
data connection when the specified limit is
reached. Drag the red limit line to set the data
usage limit.
•
Data usage cycle: Tap the menu, and then
choose a time period for data usage. Data
usage for the period displays on the graph,
along with usage by application below.
•
UPGRADE DATA SERVICE: Explore data plan
upgrade options for your rate plan.
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More options:
•
Restrict background data: Restrict some
apps and services from working unless you
are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
•
Show Wi-Fi usage: Display a Wi-Fi tab that
shows Wi-Fi usage.
•
Mobile HotSpot: Select Wi-Fi networks that
are mobile hotspots. You can restrict apps
from using these networks, and you can
configure apps to warn you before using these
networks for large downloads.
•
Mobile networks: Add and edit mobile
networks.
Data Usage
Location Services
Some apps, such as Google
maps, may require one or more
location services be turned on
for full functionality.
Location Reporting
Location Method
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > Location.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > Location.
Google uses Location Reporting to store and use
your device’s most recent location data. Google
apps, such as Google Maps, can use this data to
improve your search results based on places that
you have visited.
Apps >
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on Location services.
3. Tap Google Location Reporting for options:
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on Location services.
3. Tap Mode to select how your location is
determined:
•
High accuracy: Use GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile
networks.
•
Power saving: Use Wi-Fi and mobile networks
(no GPS).
•
GPS only: Use GPS only.
•
Location Reporting: Allow Google apps to
use your device’s most recent location data.
•
Location History: Allow Google to store a
history of your location data. Tap DELETE
LOCATION HISTORY to permanently delete
your location history.
My Places
You can save your favorite locations for use with
services that require location information. This
information can improve your search results and
other location-related activities.
Recent Location Requests
Apps that have requested your location are listed
under Recent location requests.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > Location.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > Location.
Apps >
Apps >
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on Location services.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on Location services.
3. Tap My places.
3. Tap an entry to view the app’s settings.
•
•
•
Tap a category to add a location:
Tap
Add to add additional categories.
Tap More options > Select to delete a
custom category.
Note: Home, Work, and Car cannot be deleted.
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Location Services
More Networks
The More Networks settings
allow you to configure a variety
of communication settings for
your device.
Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
Set up and manage your Virtual Private Networks
(VPNs).
Note: You must set a screen lock PIN or password
before setting up a VPN. For more information, see
Lock Screen.
Set the Default Messaging App
Add a VPN
If you have multiple messaging apps installed,
you can select which app should be your default
messaging app.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > VPN.
2. Tap Basic VPN or Advanced IPSec VPN.
Apps >
3. Follow the prompts to set up your VPN.
2. Tap More networks > Default messaging app
to select a default.
Connect to a VPN
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > VPN.
Configure Mobile Networks
3. Tap the VPN, enter your log in information, and
tap CONNECT.
Apps >
Edit or Delete a VPN
2. Tap More networks > Mobile networks for
options:
Settings
Apps >
2. Tap Basic VPN or Advanced IPSec VPN.
Control your device’s access to networks and
mobile data service.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
•
Mobile data: Allow your device to connect to a
mobile data network.
•
Data roaming: Allow your device to connect
to data services while roaming. Significantly
higher charges may result.
•
•
Access Point Names: Add and edit APNs.
•
Network operators: Search, select and setup
available networks.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > VPN.
Apps >
2. Tap Basic VPN or Advanced IPSec VPN.
3. Touch and hold the VPN that you want to edit or
delete.
Network mode: Choose a preferred network
mode.
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More Networks
Wi-Fi Calling
Wi-Fi Calling is an excellent solution for coverage
issues in and around the home or wherever cellular
coverage is limited.
Turn Wi-Fi Calling On
To turn Wi-Fi Calling on:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > More networks
2. Tap ON/OFF by Wi-Fi Calling to turn the
feature on.
3. Tap Wi-Fi Calling > Connection Preferences
to select which call types you prefer (Wi-Fi or
cellular).
Settings
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More Networks
Share Files with NFC
NFC (Near Field Communication)
allows data exchange when you
touch your device with another
compatible device. This is used
for applications such as Android
Beam and S Beam.
S Beam
When S Beam is activated, you can beam files to
another NFC-capable device by holding the devices
close together.
You can beam images and videos from your Gallery,
music files from your Music app, and more.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > NFC.
To activate NFC:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > NFC.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn NFC on.
Apps >
3. Tap S Beam, and tap ON/OFF to turn on.
4. Touch the back of your device with another
NFC-capable device and the content is
transferred.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn NFC on.
Android Beam
Tap and Pay
When Android Beam is activated, you can beam app
content to another NFC-capable device by holding
the devices close together. You can beam browser
pages, YouTube videos, contacts, and more.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > NFC.
Tap and pay allows you to select the default
payment application you want to use for making
on-phone purchases.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > NFC.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn NFC on.
Apps >
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn NFC on.
3. Tap Android Beam, and tap ON/OFF to turn on.
3. Tap Tap and pay.
4. Touch the back of your device with another
NFC-capable device and the content is
transferred.
Settings
Apps >
4. Select the app that you want as your default.
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Share Files with NFC
Nearby Devices
Share your media files with
nearby devices via Wi-Fi,
Wi-Fi Direct, or Mobile Hotspot.
Warning: If file sharing is enabled, other devices can
access your data. Use this option with care.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Nearby devices.
2. Tap ON/OFF to enable Nearby devices.
3. Set the following options:
Settings
•
Content to share: Select the content to share.
Choices are: Videos, Photos, and Music.
•
Allowed devices: Indicate the devices
accessible to your device.
•
Denied devices: Indicate devices not allowed
access to your device.
•
Download to: Allow downloading of data to
your device or optional memory card (not
included).
•
Receive files from other devices: Warn if a
device attempts to upload data to your device.
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Nearby Devices
Printing
Print images and documents
to Samsung printers and
other compatible printers
(not included).
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > Printing.
Apps >
2. Tap a print service and follow the prompts.
Note: Tap Download plug-in to install additional print
service drivers.
Settings
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Printing
Screen Mirroring
Share Your Device’s Screen with
Another Device.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Screen Mirroring.
Available devices are listed.
2. Tap SCAN to find more devices.
3. Tap a device and follow the prompts to connect.
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Screen Mirroring
MirrorLink
Mirror your device’s display on
your car’s entertainment and
information screen using a USB
connection. To use this feature,
your car system must support
MirrorLink.
To turn on MirrorLink:
1. Connect your device to your car’s system using
the USB cable.
2. On your device’s Home screen, tap
Settings > MirrorLink.
Apps >
3. Tap Connect to vehicle via USB.
Settings
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MirrorLink
Sound and Notification Settings
Configure the sounds and
vibrations used to indicate
notifications, screen touches,
and other activities.
Vibrate When Ringing
Your device can vibrate in addition to ringing when
you receive a call.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Sounds and notifications >
Vibrate when ringing to turn the feature on.
Adjust the Volume
Set the system volume level, and set default volume
for call ringtones, notifications, and other audio.
Change the Sound Mode
Tip: You can also set System volume from the home
screen by pressing the Volume key.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
You can switch between sound modes, while
preserving the individual sound settings you have
made.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Sounds and notifications, and then drag
the sliders to set the default volume for:
•
•
•
•
Apps >
2. Tap Sounds and notifications > Interruptions >
Sound mode, and then choose a mode:
Ringtone
Media
•
Sound: Use the sounds, vibrations, and
volume levels you have chosen in Sound
settings for notifications and alerts.
•
Vibrate: Vibrate for notifications and alerts.
This uses the Vibration intensity you choose in
Sound settings.
•
Mute: Your device plays no sounds or
vibrations. Onscreen reminders will still occur.
Notifications
System
Vibration Intensity
Choose the vibration intensity for notifications.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
Apps >
2. Tap Sounds and notifications >
Vibration intensity.
3. Slide the bar to adjust the vibration intensity
for Incoming call, Notifications, and
Haptic feedback.
4. Tap OK when finished.
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Sound and Notification Settings
Interruptions
Select a Default Ringtone
Choose an interruption level. These settings
determine what notifications can make sounds.
Choose from preset ringtones or add your own.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Sounds and notifications > Ringtones.
2. Tap Sounds and notifications > Interruptions.
3. Tap a ringtone to hear a preview, and then tap
OK to set it as your default ringtone.
3. Tap When calls and notifications arrive, and
choose:
•
•
– or –
Always interrupt
Tap ADD to use an audio file as a ringtone.
Only allow priority interruptions
Select a Default Vibration
Pattern
Set Priority Interruptions
If you have chosen Only allow priority interruptions,
you will need to set your priorities.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Choose from preset vibration patterns or create your
own pattern.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Sounds and notifications > Interruptions.
3. Tap a pattern to preview it, and then tap OK to
set it as your default vibration pattern.
4. Tap a time limit, then tap CONFIRM.
– or –
5. Tap an option to enable it as a priority
interruption:
Tap CREATE and follow the prompts to create a
new vibration pattern.
Events and reminders
Phone calls
Change the Notification Sound
Messages
Choose a sound for notifications, such as for new
messages and event reminders.
Allowed contacts: Tap to select All, Favorite
contacts only, or Contacts only.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Note: Alarms and other personal reminders are
always considered priority interruptions.
Apps >
2. Tap Sounds and notifications >
Notification ringtone.
6. Under Set priority interruption period, tap
an option to indicate Days, Start time, and
End time.
Settings
Apps >
2. Tap Sounds and notifications > Vibrations.
3. Tap When calls and notifications arrive, and
choose Only allow priority interruptions.
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•
•
•
Apps >
3. Tap a sound to preview it, and then tap OK to set
it as your default notification sound.
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Sound and Notification Settings
Other Sounds
Application Notifications
Select various other sound options.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
Apps >
2. Tap Sounds and notifications.
3. Tap Application notifications, and choose an
app to enable or disable notifications.
2. Tap Sounds and notifications > Other sounds.
3. Tap the checkbox next to the options under
Feedback and Samsung keyboard to indicate
whether to enable the sound or vibration.
4. To modify sound settings associated with several
frequently used apps, tap one of the following to
access the app’s sound settings:
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•
Call: Configure call notifications and alerts.
•
•
Email: Configure email account notifications.
Messages: Configure messaging notifications
and alerts.
Calendar: Configure event notifications.
Notifications
Choose what notifications can display while the
device is locked.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Sounds and notifications.
3. Tap While locked, and choose an option:
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•
•
Settings
Show all content
Hide sensitive content
Do not show notifications
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Sound and Notification Settings
Display Settings
Adjust the Screen Brightness
Automatically Rotate the Screen
Adjust the screen brightness to suit your
surroundings or personal preference. You may also
want to adjust screen brightness to conserve battery
power.
Use the front camera to rotate the screen based on
the orientation of your face.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Display > Screen rotation.
3. Tap ON/OFF, and then tap Smart rotation to
turn the feature on.
2. Tap Display > Brightness for options:
•
Tap Automatic brightness to allow the device
to adjust brightness automatically.
•
To set a custom brightness level, clear the
Automatic brightness check mark and drag the
Brightness level.
Smart Stay
Using the front camera to detect your face, the
screen will not time out as long as you are facing
the screen.
Note: You can also control Brightness from the
Notification Panel. Drag down the Status Bar at the top
of the screen to find the Brightness options.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Set the Screen Timeout Delay
You can set the font style and size for all text that
displays on the screen.
Choose how long the display screen remains lit after
you tap the screen or press any key.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Display > Font.
Settings
•
Tap Font style to choose a font style and font
size.
•
Tap Font style > DOWNLOAD to find new
fonts from the Google Play Store.
Apps >
2. Tap Display > Smart stay to turn the feature on.
Change the Font Style and Size
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
Apps >
2. Tap Display > Screen timeout, and then choose
a time period.
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Display Settings
Select a Screen Mode
Daydream (Screen Saver)
Choose a screen mode to match your type of
viewing. You can choose to have the device
automatically adapt the display depending on the
type of image being displayed, and other criteria
such as battery level.
The Daydream setting controls what the screen
displays when the device is docked (dock not
included), or while charging. You can choose to
display colors, or display photos stored on your
device.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Display > Screen mode, and then choose a
screen mode.
•
Apps >
2. Tap Display > Daydream. Tap ON/OFF to turn
Daydream on. Configure options:
To have your device automatically optimize
the display to match the type of image being
displayed and other criteria, such as battery
level, tap Adapt display.
•
Colors: Tap the selector to display a changing
screen of colors.
•
Flipboard: Display pictures from Flipboard.
Settings for options.
Tap
– or –
•
Google Photos: Display pictures from your
Google Photos account. Tap
Settings for
options.
•
Photo Frame: Display pictures in a photo
frame. Tap
Settings for options.
•
Photo Table: Display pictures in a photo table.
Tap
Settings for options.
Choose a specific type of screen mode based
on what your are viewing.
Auto Adjust the Screen Tone
Your device will analyze the images displayed on the
screen and automatically adjust the brightness to
conserve battery power.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
3. Tap More options > Preview to see a
demonstration of Daydream.
Apps >
Configure the LED Indicator
2. Tap Display > Auto adjust screen tone to turn
the feature on.
Select which functions (such as charging or low
battery) the LED indicator on the front of the device
will display.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Display > LED indicator for options.
Settings
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Display Settings
Set the Touch Key Light
Duration
Increase the Touch Sensitivity
of the Screen
Set the length of time
Recent apps and
Back remain lit after you touch them.
Increase the sensitivity of the touch screen to
improve results when wearing gloves.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Display > Touch key light duration to
choose a timeout period.
Settings
Apps >
2. Tap Display > Increase touch sensitivity to turn
the feature on.
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Display Settings
Wallpaper Settings
Change the look of the home
and lock screens with wallpaper.
You can display a favorite picture
or choose from preloaded
wallpapers.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Wallpaper.
3. Tap Home screen, Lock screen, or
Home and lock screen.
4. Tap an image to preview it, and then tap
SET AS WALLPAPER.
Settings
•
Tap From Gallery or another location for
additional images (if available).
•
Tap Bubbles or Phase beam for animated
wallpaper. (Animated wallpaper consumes
additional battery power.)
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Wallpaper Settings
Lock Screen
Choose a method for unlocking
your screen. Different Screen
Locks have different levels of
security and options.
Show or Hide Sensitive
Notification Content
After choosing a secure lock, you can select
whether to show or hide sensitive notification
content on the lock screen.
1. Tap Show all content, Hide sensitive content,
or Do not show notifications.
Set a Screen Lock
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap DONE.
Apps >
2. Tap Lock Screen
Screen Lock Options
3. Tap Screen lock to select a screen lock and
level of security:
•
Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it. This
option provides no security.
•
Pattern: A screen unlock pattern is a tap
gesture you create and use to unlock your
device. This option provides medium security.
•
Settings
Swipe Only
PIN: Select a PIN to use for unlocking the
screen. This option provides medium to high
security.
•
Password: Create a password for unlocking
the screen. This option provides high security.
•
Fingerprint: Use fingerprint recognition
to unlock the screen. This option provides
medium to high security.
•
None: Never use a Lock screen.
•
Phone shortcut: Check the box to display a
phone shortcut on your Lock screen.
•
Unlock effect: Set the visual effect used when
unlocking the screen.
•
Help text: Show help information on unlocking
the screen on the Lock screen.
Pattern Only
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•
Pattern type: Select a pattern type.
•
Vibration feedback: Vibrate when the unlock
pattern is entered incorrectly.
Make pattern visible: Display the pattern as
your draw it.
PIN, Pattern, Password and Fingerprint Only
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•
Lock automatically: Screen will be locked in
5 seconds after screen automatically turns off.
•
Lock instantly with power key: Screen will
lock instantly when locked with the power key.
Lock Screen
All Screen Locks
Settings
•
Dual clock: Display a dual clock on your Lock
screen when roaming.
•
Clock size: Select the size of the clock that
will appear on your Lock screen.
•
Show date: Display the date on the
Lock screen.
•
Camera shortcut: Display a camera shortcut
on your Lock screen.
•
Owner Information: Show owner information
on the Lock screen.
•
Additional information: Display Weather
information or the step count when Pedometer
in S Health is turned on.
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Lock Screen
Multi Window Settings
Turn on the Multi window feature.
For more information, see Use Multi Window.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Multi window.
2. Tap ON/OFF to enable. The following options are
available:
•
Settings
Open in Multi window view: Automatically
view content in a multi window when you open
files from My Files or Video, or attachments
from email.
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Multi Window Settings
Notification Panel Settings
Customize which Quick setting
buttons appear on the
Notification Panel.
To customize which quick setting buttons appear
at the top of the Notification Panel:
You can also customize
which apps appear on the
Recommended applications
menu on the Notification Panel
when you perform certain
actions, such as plugging in
earphones.
► Tap Reset.
► Tap and drag buttons to reorder them.
To use the default layout:
Recommended Apps
When you perform certain actions, such as plugging
in earphones, the Notification Panel can display
shortcut to your favorite related apps, such as Music
Player or Google Play Music.
To customize which shortcuts appear on the
Recommended apps menu:
► From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Notification panel.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Notification panel.
– or –
From the Notification Panel, tap
Edit.
2. Tap Recommended apps.
View all >
3. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on.
The following options are available:
Settings
•
Brightness adjustment: Adjust the screen
brightness and volume from the Notification
Panel.
•
Recommended apps: Show selected apps
on the Notification Panel after certain actions,
such as connecting earphones. Tap ON/OFF
to turn the feature on.
4. Tap EDIT and choose which apps to display
on the Notification Panel when you insert
earphones.
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Notification Panel Settings
Toolbox
The Toolbox is a floating
shortcut menu that displays on
every screen, giving you quick
access to your favorite apps.
To activate the Toolbox:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Toolbox.
3. Tap ON/OFF to enable the feature.
4. Tap EDIT to choose up to five apps to display in
Toolbox.
Settings
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Toolbox
One-Handed Operation
Change the screen layout to
accommodate operating your
device with one hand.
To enable One-Handed Operation features:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap One-handed operation.
3. Tap ON/OFF to enable the feature.
Settings
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One-Handed Operation
Easy Mode
Switch between the default
screen layout and a simpler
layout. The Easy Mode layout
has larger text and icons, making
for a more straightforward visual
experience.
To enable Easy Mode:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings > Easy mode.
Apps >
2. Tap Easy mode to enable this feature. When
Easy mode is enabled, you can scroll down the
page and select which apps you want to appear
on the Home screens.
3. Tap the checkbox next to the apps you want to
add or remove.
4. When finished, tap DONE.
Settings
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Easy Mode
Accessibility
Accessibility services are special
features that make using the
device easier for those with
certain physical disabilities.
Note: You can download additional accessibility
applications from the Google Play Store.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Accessibility for options:
Vision
•
Switch Access: Allows you to control your
device using configurable key combinations.
•
TalkBack: Speak feedback aloud to help blind
and low-vision users.
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Dark screen: Keep the screen turned off at all
times for privacy.
•
Rapid key input: Release your finger to enter
selection instead of double tapping.
•
Speak passwords: Read the characters aloud
as you enter your passwords.
•
•
•
Settings
Negative colors: Reverse the display
of onscreen colors from White text on a
Black background to Black text on a White
background.
•
Color adjustment: Adjust the color of the
screen if you are color blind or have difficulty
reading the display because of the screen
color. Tap Color adjustment for options.
•
Accessibility shortcut: Quickly enable
accessibility features in two quick steps. Tap
ON/OFF to turn the feature on.
•
Text-to-speech options: Set your preferred
TTS engine and options. For more information,
see Text-To-Speech Options.
Hearing
TalkBack can collect all of the text you
enter, except passwords, including personal
data and credit card numbers. It may also
log your user interface interactions with the
device.
•
•
Font size: Set the font size.
Magnification gestures: Use exaggerated
gestures such as triple-tapping, double
pinching, and dragging two fingers across the
screen.
Notification reminder: Play a beep when a
notification for a call, message, and so on, has
been missed.
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•
Flash notification: Set your camera light to
blink whenever you receive a notification.
•
Turn off all sounds: For privacy, turn off all
notifications and audio.
•
Hearing aids: Improve the sound quality of
your device for use with hearing aids.
•
Samsung subtitles (CC): Use Samsung
subtitles with multimedia files when available
Tap Samsung subtitles (CC) for options.
•
Google subtitles (CC): Use Google subtitles
with multimedia files when available. Tap
Google subtitles (CC) for options.
•
Sound balance: Use the slider to set the Left
and Right balance when using a stereo device.
•
Mono audio: Switch audio from stereo to
mono for use with one earphone.
•
Baby crying detector: Alert with vibration
when baby crying is detected.
•
Auto haptic: The device will vibrate in time to
the sound when listening to music, watching
videos, or playing games. It will also vibrate
when buttons are tapped in supported apps.
This may consume battery power, and not all
applications will support this feature.
Accessibility
Dexterity and Interaction
Services
•
Assistant menu: Improve the device
accessibility for users with reduced dexterity.
•
Air wake up: Use hand movement to turn on
the screen.
Additional accessibility apps may be downloaded
from the Google Play Store. Certain accessibility
services you install may be configured here.
•
Press and hold delay: Select a time interval
for this tap gesture.
•
Interaction control: Block areas of the screen
from touch interaction. Disable Auto rotate
screen and hard key functions. Only show
application notifications in the Notification
Panel and the Status Bar.
More Settings
Settings
•
Direct Access: Open your accessibility
settings by pressing the Home Key three times
in quick succession.
•
Answering/ending calls: Choose alternative
ways to answer and end calls.
•
Single tap mode: Tap to stop/snooze alarms
and calendar events.
•
Manage accessibility: Export your
accessibility settings and share them with
another device.
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Accessibility
Private Mode
Hide personal content from
being accessed by anyone else
using your device.
Private mode is only available for
certain applications.
Note: A secure screen lock (Pattern, PIN, Fingerprint,
or Password) is required to use Private Mode.
Set Up Private Mode
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Private mode.
3. Follow the prompts to learn about and set up
Private mode.
Settings
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Private Mode
Finger Scanner
Use fingerprint recognition as an
alternative to entering passwords
in certain apps.
Change Your Alternative
Password
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
You can also use your fingerprint
to verify your identity when
logging in to your Samsung
account.
Apps >
2. Tap Finger Scanner > Change backup
password.
3. Enter your fingerprint or password.
Additional Settings
Register a Fingerprint
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
You can register up to 3 fingerprints. A password will
also be set up as an alternative to your fingerprint.
2. Tap Finger Scanner for options.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Finger Scanner > Fingerprint manager.
If no fingerprints are registered, the manager
automatically opens the Register fingerprint
screen. Follow the onscreen instructions.
To add a fingerprint:
► Tap
Add and follow the instructions to
register a fingerprint and password.
Apps >
•
Screen lock: Change your Screen lock
and access Screen lock settings. For more
information, see Lock Screen.
•
Verify Samsung account: Verify your identity
using your fingerprint when logging in to your
Samsung account.
•
Pay with PayPal: Link your PayPal account to
your device to make faster and more secure
PayPal payments using any of your registered
fingerprints.
To rename a fingerprint:
► Touch and hold the fingerprint, and then tap
Edit.
To delete a fingerprint:
► Touch and hold the fingerprint, and then tap
Delete.
Settings
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Finger Scanner
Motions and Gestures
Control certain device actions
by touching the screen with the
palm of your hand.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Motions and gestures.
3. Tap an option, and tap ON/OFF to enable each
of the following:
Settings
•
Air browse: Scroll through pages or lists of
items by moving your hand over the screen.
•
Direct call: Call the contact whose call log,
message, or contact details are currently on
the screen by bringing the device close to
your ear.
•
Smart alert: Set the device to vibrate when
you pick it up to notify you about missed calls
and messages.
•
Mute/pause: Mute or pause sounds and video
by covering the screen or turning over the
device.
•
Palm swipe to capture: Capture an image of
the screen when you sweep your hand left or
right across the screen.
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Motions and Gestures
Air View
Preview information, extend text,
or enlarge pictures by hovering
your finger over the screen.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Air view.
3. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on.
Settings
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Air View
Accounts
Set up and manage accounts,
including your Google Account,
Samsung account, email, and
social networking accounts.
Account Settings
Each account has its own set of settings. In addition,
you can configure common settings for all accounts
of the same type.
Note: Account settings and available features vary
between account types and service providers. Contact
your service provider for more information on your
account’s settings.
Depending on the account, you
can choose to synchronize your
calendar, contacts, and other
types of content.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Accounts > (account type).
Add an Account
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Accounts > Add account.
3. Tap one of the account types.
Tap an account to configure that account’s
settings.
•
Tap Settings or other available options to
configure common settings for all accounts of
this type.
Delete an Account
4. Follow the prompts to enter your credentials and
set up the account.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Accounts > (account type).
Synchronize Accounts
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
•
3. Tap the account, and then tap
Remove account.
Apps >
More options >
2. Tap Accounts > (account type).
3. Tap an account to view the sync settings for that
account.
•
•
Settings
Check individual data items to sync.
Tap More options > Sync now to
synchronize the account.
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Accounts
Cloud
Back up your personal data
using your Samsung Account or
Dropbox.
Use Your Dropbox Account
For more information about Dropbox,
visit dropbox.com.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Use Your Samsung Account
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Cloud.
Apps >
3. Tap your Dropbox account to manage your sync
settings and backup options.
2. Tap Cloud.
3. Tap your Samsung account to manage your sync
settings and backup options.
Settings
•
If you have not signed in to your Samsung
Account, tap Add Samsung account.
•
Tap Storage usage to show the storage used
and remaining storage available.
•
Tap Sync settings to select which data to
sync.
•
Tap Backup to manage your back up and
restore options.
•
Tap Restore to retrieve data from your
Samsung account.
Apps >
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•
If you have not signed in to your Dropbox
account, tap Link Dropbox account.
•
Follow the prompts to set up and use Dropbox.
Cloud
Backup and Reset
Back up your data to Google
servers. You can also reset your
device to its factory defaults.
Factory Data Reset
Return your device to its factory defaults.
Warning: This action permanently erases ALL data
from the device, including Google or other account
settings, system and application data and settings,
downloaded applications, as well as your music,
photos, videos, and other files.
Backup and Restore
Enable backup of your information to Google
servers.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Backup and reset > Factory data reset.
3. Tap RESET DEVICE and follow the prompts to
perform the reset.
2. Tap Backup and reset for options:
•
Back up my data: Enable back up of
application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other
settings to Google servers.
•
Backup account: Select a Google account to
be used as your backup account.
•
Automatic restore: Enable automatic
restoration of settings from Google servers.
When enabled, backed-up settings are
restored when you reinstall an application.
Apps >
Collect Diagnostics
Collect diagnostics data for troubleshooting.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Backup and reset > Collect diagnostics.
3. Tap Diagnostics and read the onscreen
information. Choose to enable or disable the
feature by checking Allow Diagnostics.
Tap More info to display additional information
or tap Next to display the Connection Assistant
screen.
4. Tap Connection Assistant and read the
onscreen information. Tap Accept or Decline.
5. Tap Special Offers and read the onscreen
information. Tap Accept or Decline.
Settings
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Backup and Reset
Language and Input Settings
Configure your device’s
language and input settings.
•
Predictive text: Allow Predictive text to
suggest words matching your text entries,
and, optionally, complete common words
automatically. Predictive text can learn your
personal writing style from your contacts,
messages, Gmail, and social networking
sites — improving its accuracy of predicting
your text entries.
•
Additional keyboard settings provide
assistance with capitalization, punctuation,
and much more.
Set Your Default Language
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Language and input > Language.
3. Select a language from the list.
Google Voice Typing Settings
Select Your Default Keyboard
or Input Method
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Speak rather than type your text entries using
Google Voice Typing.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Language and input > Default.
2. Tap Language and input.
3. Select a keyboard.
3. Tap Google voice typing for options:
Note: Additional keyboards can be downloaded from
the Google Play Store.
Samsung Keyboard Settings
•
Choose input languages: Select languages
for Google voice typing.
•
Block offensive words: Hide words many
people find offensive are in results of Google
voice searches. Offensive words are replaced
in results with a placeholder (####).
•
Offline speech recognition: Download and
install speech recognition engines, allowing
you to use voice input while not connected to
the network.
Configure options for using the Samsung keyboard.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Language and input.
3. Tap Samsung keyboard for options:
Settings
•
English(US): Set the keyboard type to Qwerty
keyboard or 3x4 keyboard.
•
Select input languages: Choose which
languages are available on the keyboard. To
switch between languages, slide the space bar
sideways.
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Language and Input Settings
Voice Input
Read New Notifications Aloud
Use Google voice recognition to perform Google
searches using spoken commands.
Set the device to read new notifications aloud for
incoming calls, messages, and emails, as well as
caller or sender information.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Language and input > Voice input for
options.
•
Tap Enhanced Google services for full voice
interaction.
•
Tap Basic Google recognition for simple
voice recognition.
Apps >
2. Tap Language and input > Read notifications
aloud.
3. Tap the checkbox to enable each option.
Mouse/Trackpad Settings
3. Tap
Settings beside the recognition service
to customize.
Configure settings for using an optional mouse or
trackpad (not included).
Apps >
Text-To-Speech Options
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Configure your Text-To-Speech (TTS) options. TTS
is used for various accessibility features, such as
TalkBack. For more information, see Accessibility.
2. Tap Language and input > Pointer speed.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
3. Drag the slider to the right to go faster or to the
left to go slower.
Apps >
4. Tap OK to save your setting.
2. Tap Language and input > Text-to-speech
options for options:
Settings
•
Choose either the Samsung or Goggle
text-to-speech engine. Tap
Settings next to
each TTS engine for options.
•
Speech rate: Set the speed at which the text
is spoken.
•
Listen to an example: Play a sample of
speech synthesis (available if voice data is
installed).
•
Default language status: Display the default
language in use.
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Language and Input Settings
Date and Time Settings
By default, your device receives
date and time information from
the wireless network.
When you are outside network
coverage, you may want to
set date and time information
manually using the date and time
settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Date and time.
3. Set the date, time, time zone, time format, and
date format.
Settings
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Date and Time Settings
Safety Assistance
Receive real-time information
about emergencies and severe
weather conditions.
Geo News
You can also enable Emergency
mode: a power-conserving mode
that restricts certain apps and
functions while allowing access
to Messages, Contacts, and
emergency calls.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Safety Assistance.
Receive information about weather, environmental
situations, and geological information for your
location during emergencies.
2. Tap Geo News.
3. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on.
•
Geo News notification pop-ups: Receive
pop-up alerts.
Send Help Messages
Emergency Mode
Send a quick alert to your primary contacts when
you are in an emergency situation.
Use Emergency mode to conserve battery
power during emergencies. Power-hungry apps
and functions are disable, but you are still able
to send messages, use Contacts, and make
emergency calls.
To enable this feature:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Safety Assistance.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Safety Assistance.
2. Tap Send help messages.
3. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on and configure
the following options:
2. Tap Emergency mode.
3. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on.
•
Send pictures: Send photos taken with the
front and back cameras to your emergency
contacts.
•
Send sound recording: Send a short audio
message to your emergency contacts.
To send a help message:
► Press the Power/Lock key quickly three times.
Settings
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Safety Assistance
Manage Primary Contacts
Select contacts or create new ones to be your
emergency contacts. These contacts automatically
receive your help message.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Safety Assistance.
2. Tap Manage primary contacts.
3. Tap Create primary contact and choose one of
the following options:
Settings
•
Create contact to enter a name and phone
number for a new emergency contact.
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Select from contacts to designate a contact
to be an emergency contact.
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Safety Assistance
Accessories
Configure options when using
HDMI audio devices (not
included) or using a book
cover (not included).
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Accessories.
3. Tap Audio output: to select a sound output
format to use when connecting your device to
HDMI devices (not included). Some devices may
not support the surround sound setting.
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Accessories
Battery
View how battery power is used
for device activities.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps and OS Usage
Battery usage displays in percentages per
application.
Apps >
1. Tap Screen, Android System, Android OS, or
an app to view how they are affecting battery
use.
2. Tap Battery.
3. Tap Show battery percentage to display the
battery charge percentage next to the battery
icon on the Status Bar.
2. Tap
Refresh to update the listing.
Note: Other applications may be running that affect
battery use.
Battery Chart
The battery level displays as a percentage. The
amount of time the battery has been used also
displays.
► Tap the Battery chart to view history details.
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Battery
Power Saving
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Conserve battery power by
automatically adjusting the
screen brightness, limiting the
performance of the CPU, and
other power reduction activities.
2. Tap Power saving for options:
Ultra power saving mode saves
even more battery power by
using a gray scale theme on the
Home screen and limiting the
number of usable apps.
Settings
Apps >
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Power saving mode: Tap Power saving
mode, and tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on
and select options.
•
Ultra power saving mode: Tap Ultra power
saving mode, and tap ON/OFF to turn the
feature on and select options.
Tip: Tap More options > Help to display more
information about conserving power.
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Power Saving
Storage
View the device memory and
usage, or mount, unmount, or
format an optional memory card
(not included).
Memory Card (SD Card)
Once an optional memory card (not included) has
been installed in your device, the card memory
displays as Total space and Available space.
Install a Memory Card
You can use an optional microSD or microSDHC
card (not included) to add additional memory space
to your device.
Device Memory
View and manage the memory used by the device.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Storage.
•
The Device memory displays Total space and
Available space.
•
The amounts of memory used by Applications,
Pictures and videos, Audio, Downloads,
Cached data, and Miscellaneous files are also
displayed.
To increase available memory:
1. Remove the back cover. For more information,
see Remove the Back Cover.
1. Tap Cached data to clear all cached data for all
apps.
2. With the gold contacts facing down, carefully
slide the memory card into the slot.
2. Tap Miscellaneous files, select
unnecessary files (or tap SELECT ALL),
and then tap
Delete.
3. Replace the back cover. For more information,
see Replace the Back Cover.
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Storage
Mount a Memory Card
When you install an optional memory card, it is
automatically mounted (connected to the device)
and prepared for use. However, should you unmount
the card without removing it from the device, you will
need to mount it before it can be accessed.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Storage > Mount SD card.
Remove a Memory Card
Warning: To prevent damage to information stored on
the memory card, unmount the card before removing
it from the device.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Storage > Unmount SD card.
3. Remove the back cover. For more information,
see Remove the Back Cover.
4. Slide the card out.
5. Replace the back cover. For more information,
see Replace the Back Cover.
Format a Memory Card
Warning: When formatting an SD card, you should
backup your music and photo files that are stored on
the card because formatting the SD card deletes all
the stored data.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Storage > Format SD card and follow the
prompts.
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Storage
Security
Secure your device and protect
your data with Security settings.
Set Up or Change Your
SIM Card Lock
Use this option to set up your password when one is
first required or change your current password.
Device Administration
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Manage your device administrators and application
installation privileges.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Security > Set up SIM card lock and follow
the prompts.
Apps >
2. Tap Security for options:
•
Device administrators: Add or remove device
administrators.
•
Unknown sources: Enable installation of
non-Google Play applications.
Apps >
View Passwords
Display password characters briefly as you type
them.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Warning: Enabling installation of third-party
applications can cause your device and personal data
to be more vulnerable to attacks by unknown sources.
Apps >
2. Tap Security > Make passwords visible to turn
the feature on.
Encrypt Your Data
Security Update Service
Require a numeric PIN or password to decrypt your
device each time you power it on or encrypt the
data on a memory card (not included) each time it is
connected.
Automatically receive security updates.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
2. Tap Security for options:
Apps >
2. Tap Security for options:
Settings
•
Tap Encrypt device and follow the prompts to
encrypt all data on your device.
•
Tap Encrypt external SD card to encrypt data
on a memory card (not included).
Apps >
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Security policy updates: Automatically or
manually check for security policy updates.
•
Send security reports: Send security reports
to Samsung via Wi-Fi for threat analysis.
Security
Credential Storage
Advanced Security
Manage your security certificates. If a certificate
authority (CA) certificate gets compromised or
for some other reason you do not trust it, you can
disable or remove it.
Protect your device with these advanced security
options.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap Security for options:
2. Tap Security for options:
Settings
•
Storage type: Select a storage location for
credential contents.
•
Trusted credentials: Display certificates in
your device’s ROM and other certificates you
have installed.
•
Install from device storage: Install a new
certificate from storage.
•
Clear credentials: Erase the credential
contents from the device and reset the
password.
Apps >
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Trust agents: (Only available when a secure
screen lock is set.) Set screen lock type to
use.
•
Apps with access to usage data: View which
applications can access your device’s usage
history.
•
Smart Lock: (Only available when a secure
screen lock is set.) Set your phone to stay
unlocked when you have trusted devices
connected or when it’s in a trusted place.
Security
Help
View tips and guidelines for
using your device.
► From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
Tap Help for information about new features,
applications, settings, and so on.
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Help
About Your Device
View information about your
device, including status, legal
information, hardware and
software versions, and a tutorial.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Software Update
Use Software update to update your device’s
software.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap About device > Software updates.
3. Follow the prompts to check for available
software updates to download and install.
2. Tap About device, and then tap items for more
details:
Settings
•
Software updates: Check for and install
available software updates.
•
Status: View the status of the battery, network,
and other information about your device.
•
Legal information: View your device’s open
source licenses and Google legal information.
•
Report diagnostic info: Tap to enable
reporting.
•
Device name: View and change your device’s
name.
•
Additional device information includes the
Model number, Android version, Build number,
and more.
Apps >
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About Your Device
Application Manager
You can download and install
new applications on your device.
Use Application manager
settings to manage your
downloaded and preloaded
applications.
Downloaded
Displays apps you have downloaded onto your
device.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Application manager.
2. Tap DOWNLOADED to view a list of all the
downloaded applications on your device.
Warning: Because this device can be configured
with system software not provided by or supported
by Google or any other company, end-users operate
these devices at their own risk.
•
To switch the order of the DOWNLOADED list,
tap More options > Sort by size or Sort by
name.
•
To reset all of your application preferences,
tap More options > Reset app preferences.
Memory Usage
•
Tap an application to view and update
information about the application, including
memory usage, default settings, and
permissions. The following options are
displayed:
See how memory is being used by Downloaded or
Running applications.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Application manager.
2. Swipe across the screen to display
DOWNLOADED, SD CARD, RUNNING, or ALL
to display memory usage for that category of
applications.
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FORCE STOP: Stop an app that is
misbehaving. Restart your device if stopping
an app, process, or service causes your
device to stop working correctly.
-
UNINSTALL/UNINSTALL UPDATES: Delete
the application from the device or uninstall
updates made to apps that cannot be
deleted.
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DISABLE: Disable the app.
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CLEAR DATA: Clear application data from
memory.
-
CLEAR CACHE: Clear an application’s
temporary memory storage.
-
CLEAR DEFAULTS: Clear an application’s
customization.
-
Permissions: View information about the
application’s access to your device and
data.
MOVE TO SD CARD: Move this app to your
microSD card.
Application Manager
SD Card
Running Services
Displays apps you have downloaded onto your
memory card (not included).
View and control services running on your device.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Application manager.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Application manager.
2. Tap RUNNING to view a list of running services.
2. Tap SD CARD to view a list of all the downloaded
applications on your SD card.
•
To switch the order of the SD CARD list, tap
More options > Sort by size or Sort by
name.
•
To reset your application preferences, tap
More options > Reset app preferences.
All the applications that are currently running on
the device display.
3. Tap SHOW CACHED PROCESSES to display
all the cached processes that are running. Tap
SHOW SERVICES IN USE to switch back.
4. Tap one of the applications to view application
information.
Note: When you reset app preferences, you will not
lose any app data.
•
STOP: Stops the application from running
on the device. This is usually done prior to
uninstalling the application. (Not all services
can be stopped. Stopping services may have
undesirable consequences on the application
or Android System.)
•
REPORT: Report failure and other application
information.
3. Tap an application to view and update
information about the application, including
memory usage, default settings, and permissions.
Note: Options vary by application.
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Application Manager
Default Applications
If you have multiple applications
of the same type, such as email
apps, you can select one app to
be the default.
You can also use a simpler
Home screen which provides
an easier user experience for
first-time smartphone users.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps >
Settings > Default Applications.
2. Tap Home and select a Home screen mode:
•
TouchWiz easy home: Provides an easier user
experience for the first-time smartphone users.
•
TouchWiz home: The Home screen that
originally displays on your phone.
3. Tap Messages and select a default messaging
app.
4. To clear defaults you have set up, tap CLEAR.
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Default Applications
Application Settings Shortcuts
Shortcuts to the settings for
various apps are available in one
convenient location.
To quickly access the settings for Calendar, Calling,
Contacts, Email, Gallery, Internet, Messages, or
S Voice:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings.
Apps >
2. Tap one of the following to display the settings
for the selected app:
Settings
•
Calendar: For more information, see
Calendar Settings.
•
•
Call: For more information, see Call Settings.
•
Email: For more information, see
Email Settings.
•
Gallery: For more information, see
Gallery Settings.
•
Internet: For more information, see
Internet Settings.
•
Messages: For more information, see
Messages Settings.
•
S Voice: For more information, see
S Voice Settings.
Contacts: For more information, see
Contact Settings.
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Application Settings Shortcuts