Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Note User manual

SM-N915W8
User Manual
English (CA). 01/2015. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
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Getting started
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Package contents
Device layout
S Pen
Using the SIM or USIM card and
battery
Charging the battery
Using a memory card
Turning the device on and off
Locking and unlocking the screen
S Pen features
51 Air command
52 Action memo
54 Smart select
55 Image clip
56 Screen write
57 S Note
64Scrapbook
65 Using the S Pen
Basics
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Screen capture
Using the dictionary
My Files
Power saving feature
Viewing help information
Using the touchscreen
Home screen layout
Edge screen
All apps screen
Indicator icons
Notification and quick settings panels
Opening apps
Installing or uninstalling apps
Entering text
Motions & usability features
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Motions and gestures
Multi window
One-handed operation
Increasing touchscreen sensitivity
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Personalizing
Useful apps
78 Managing the Home and All apps
screens
80 Setting wallpaper and ringtones
81 Changing the screen lock method
82 My Places
85 Finger Scanner
90 Private mode
91 Easy mode
92 Transferring data from your previous
device
93 Setting up accounts
117 Car mode
119 S Finder
120 S Planner
122 S Health
124 S Voice
126Music
128Video
130Internet
131 Voice Recorder
133Clock
135Calculator
135Dropbox
136Flipboard
136 Smart Remote
139Evernote
140PEN.UP
140 Google apps
Phone & contacts
95Phone
98Contacts
Messages & email
Connecting with other
devices
100Messages
101Email
143 Quick Connect
145Bluetooth
147 Wi-Fi Direct
148NFC
151 Screen Mirroring
153MirrorLink
154 Mobile printing
Camera & gallery
103Camera
112Gallery
Safety assistance
115 Emergency mode
116 Send help messages
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Device & data manager
155 Updating the device
156 Transferring files between the device
and a computer
157 Backing up and restoring data
157 Performing a data reset
Settings
158 An introduction
158 Configuring settings
158 QUICK SETTINGS
159CONNECTIONS
163DEVICE
168PERSONALISATION
170SYSTEM
175APPLICATIONS
Accessibility
176 About Accessibility
176 Using the Home key to open
accessibility menus
176 Voice feedback (TalkBack)
182Vision
184Hearing
186 Dexterity and interaction
189 Answering or ending calls
189 Using single tap mode
189 Managing accessibility settings
Troubleshooting
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Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider, or
device’s software.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly
depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customize the
operating system may cause the device or apps to work improperly.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
• You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services depending on your data plan. For
large data transfers, it is recommended to use the Wi-Fi feature.
• Default apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be
supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with
the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service
providers.
• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
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Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Notice: essential information for using the device, functional limitations of using the
device, usage charge information, or legal notices
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
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Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• Battery
• USB cable
• USB power adapter
• Quick start guide
• The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the device before purchase.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause
the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Device layout
Headset jack
Power key
LED indicator
Front camera
Receiver
Proximity/Light/Gesture
sensor
Touchscreen
Edge screen
Home key (Fingerprint
recognition sensor)
Recents key
Back key
Microphone
Microphone
Multipurpose jack
Microphone
GPS antenna
Infrared port
Rear camera
Volume key
Flash
Back cover
NFC antenna (on the
battery)
Loud speaker
S Pen
Main antenna
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• Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause
connectivity problems or drain the battery.
• Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen
protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.
• Do not allow water to contact the touchscreen. The touchscreen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• The colours on the curved screen may look different depending on your viewing
position.
Keys
Key
Power
Recents
Home
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
• Press to turn on or lock the screen.
• Tap to open the list of recent apps.
• Tap and hold to access additional options for the current
screen.
• Press to turn on the screen while the screen is locked.
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press twice to launch S Voice.
• Press and hold to launch Google.
Back
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Volume
• Press to adjust the device volume.
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S Pen
S Pen button
S Pen nib
Tweezers
Name
S Pen nib
S Pen button
Tweezers
Functions
• Use the S Pen to write, draw, or perform touch actions on the
screen.
• Hover the S Pen over items on the screen to access additional
S Pen features, such as Air Button and the air view feature.
• Hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button to
display the air command features.
• While pressing and holding the S Pen button, drag the S Pen over
items to select them.
• Remove the S Pen nib with the tweezers when replacing the nib.
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Removing the S Pen
When you remove the S Pen from the slot, the device launches Action memo or displays the
air command features depending on the S Pen detachment option setting.
To change the setting, open the All apps screen and tap Settings → S Pen → Detachment
options.
Replacing the S Pen nib
If the nib is dull, replace it with a new one.
1 Firmly hold the nib with the tweezers and remove it.
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2 Insert a new nib into the S Pen.
Be careful not to pinch your fingers with the tweezers.
• Do not reuse old nibs. Doing so may cause the S Pen to malfunction.
• Do not press the nib excessively when inserting the nib into the S Pen.
• Do not insert the round end of the nib into the S Pen. Doing so may cause damage
to the S Pen or your device.
• If the S Pen is not working properly, take it to a Samsung Service Centre.
• If you use the S Pen at sharp angles on the screen, the device may not recognize
the S Pen actions. Do not bend or apply excessive pressure with the S Pen while
using it.
• The Recents key and the Back key can be used with the S Pen.
• For more information about the S Pen, visit the Samsung website.
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Using the SIM or USIM card and battery
Installing the SIM or USIM card and battery
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider, and the
included battery.
• Only microSIM cards work with the device.
• Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For
more information about service availability, contact your service provider.
1 Remove the back cover.
Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover.
Do not bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
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2 Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
• Do not insert a memory card into the SIM card slot. If a memory card happens to
be lodged in the SIM card slot, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to
remove the memory card.
• Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not
responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
3 Insert the battery with the battery’s gold-coloured contacts properly aligned with the
device’s contacts.
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4 Replace the back cover.
Removing the SIM or USIM card and battery
1 Remove the back cover.
2 Pull out the battery.
3 Press the SIM or USIM card with your finger, and then pull it out.
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Charging the battery
Using the battery charger
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or before using it after it has been unused
for an extended period.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on
immediately when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for
a few minutes before turning on the device.
• Using a power source other than the USB power adapter, such as a computer, may
result in a slower charging speed due to a lower electric current.
Connect the USB cable to the USB power adapter, and then plug the end of the USB cable
into the multipurpose jack.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
• If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen
may not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
• While charging, the device and the charger may heat up. This is normal and should
not affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual,
the charger may stop charging.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a
Samsung Service Centre.
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After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the
device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
Do not remove the battery before removing the charger. This may damage the
device.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power.
• When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power key.
• Activate power saving mode.
• Close unnecessary apps using the task manager.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of apps.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
• When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
• If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection
to another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid disconnecting from the
network or losing power during a data transfer, always use these apps after fully
charging the battery.
• The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge
the battery.
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Fast charging
The device has a built-in fast charging feature. You can use this feature to charge the battery
more quickly while the device or its screen is turned off.
About Fast charging
• Fast charging uses battery charging technology that charges the battery faster by
increasing the charging power. The device supports Samsung’s Adaptive fast charging
feature and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
• To use Fast charging on your device, connect it to a battery charger that supports
Adaptive fast charging or Quick Charge 2.0.
Increasing the charging speed
To increase the charging speed, turn the device or its screen off when you charge the battery.
• While charging the battery when the device is turned off, the
screen.
icon appears on the
• While charging the battery when the device’s screen is turned on, a pop-up window
appears requesting you to turn the screen off. Turn off the screen to increase the charging
speed.
• You cannot use the built-in fast charging feature when you charge the battery
using a standard battery charger.
• If the device heats up or the ambient air temperature rises, the charging speed may
decrease automatically. This is a normal operating condition to prevent damage to
the device.
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Using a memory card
Installing a memory card
Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacity of 128 GB. Depending on the
memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your
device.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When
inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the
memory card.
1 Remove the back cover.
2 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3 Replace the back cover.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the My Files → SD card folder.
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Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
On the Home screen, tap
→ Settings → Storage → Unmount SD card.
1 Remove the back cover.
2 Pull out the memory card.
3 Replace the back cover.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing
information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the
memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the
misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
On the Home screen, tap
→ Erase everything.
→ Settings → Storage → Format SD card → Format SD card
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not
cover loss of data resulting from user actions.
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Turning the device on and off
Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device.
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off.
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorized personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as airplanes and hospitals.
Locking and unlocking the screen
Pressing the Power key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and
automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period.
To unlock the screen, press the Power key or the Home key and swipe in any direction.
You can change the screen lock method and utilize additional security features. Refer to
Changing the screen lock method for more information.
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Using the touchscreen
• Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• The device may not recognize touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the
device.
Tapping
To open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character
using the keyboard on the screen, tap it with your finger or the S Pen.
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Tapping and holding
Tap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options.
Dragging
To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.
Double-tapping
Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.
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Swiping
Swipe to the left or right on the Home screen or the All apps screen to view other panels.
Swipe upwards or downwards to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts.
Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out.
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Home screen layout
Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays
widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more. Widgets are small apps that launch specific app
functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen.
To view other panels, swipe to the left or right, or tap one of the screen indicators at the
bottom of the screen.
To customize the Home screen, refer to Managing the Home screen.
A widget
Edge screen
Screen indicators
Launch Phone.
All apps screen icon
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Home screen options
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access
the available options. Customize the Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home
screen panels. You can also set the Home screen wallpaper, add widgets to the Home screen,
and more.
Flipboard Briefing
Use this feature to view the latest articles in various categories. You can get up to date on
news that interests you using this feature.
1 On the Home screen, tap or swipe to the right to open Flipboard Briefing.
2 Tap GET STARTED when launching this feature for the first time.
3 Swipe upwards to browse articles in each news category.
To deactivate Flipboard Briefing, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen.
Then, tap Home screen settings and deselect Flipboard Briefing.
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Edge screen
An introduction
Answer a call or check notifications directly on the Edge screen. Conveniently launch apps or
play music from the Edge screen instead of using the main screen.
Using the Edge screen
You can view call or message alerts and other notifications from the Edge screen. You can also
add more panels to the Edge screen to use the desired features.
Swipe to the left or right on the Edge screen to view a desired panel.
To add panels to the Edge screen, refer to Managing the Edge screen.
Edge screen
Main screen
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Using the Quick tools
You can turn on the torch, record voices, or use other convenient functions directly from the
downwards from the top of the Edge screen to view the Quick tools.
Edge screen. Drag
To close the Quick tools, drag the bottom of the Edge screen upwards.
Ruler
Stopwatch
Timer
Torch
Voice Recorder
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Activating the Edge screen only
You can activate the Edge screen and view the clock and notifications while the main screen
is off.
Swipe upwards then downwards, or vice versa, on the Edge screen to activate it, and then
swipe to the left or right to view the desired information. To launch apps or view notification
details, press the Home key to turn on the main screen.
Using the Edge screen from the locked screen
From the locked screen, you can view notifications and user-added panels, and use the Quick
tools.
To launch apps or view notification details, unlock the main screen.
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Launching apps
Launch apps directly from the Edge screen. You can add frequently used apps to the apps
panel on the Edge screen and access them conveniently.
1 Swipe to the left or right on the Edge screen to view the apps panel.
2 Scroll up or down the apps list and select an app.
The selected app will launch on the main screen.
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Adding or deleting apps on the apps panel
Manage apps on the apps panel. You can add frequently used apps to the apps panel on the
Edge screen and access them conveniently.
1 Swipe to the left or right on the Edge screen to view the apps panel.
2 Tap at the top of the panel.
3 Tap and hold an app in list on the left side of the screen. Then, drag the app to the list on
the right edge of the screen.
To remove an app from the apps panel, tap and hold an app in the list on the right
edge of the screen. Then, drag the app to the list on the left side of the screen.
4 When you are finished, tap Done.
The app will be added to the apps panel.
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Adding folders
1 Swipe to the left or right on the Edge screen to view the apps panel.
2 Tap at the top of the panel.
3 Tap and hold an app and drag it to Create folder at the top of the screen.
To add more apps to the created folder, tap and hold an app and drag it to the folder.
4 Tap Done.
Deleting folders
1 Swipe to the left or right on the Edge screen to view the apps panel.
2 Tap at the top of the panel.
3 Tap and hold a folder and drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.
4 Tap OK → Done.
The apps in a folder will not be deleted when you delete the folder.
Checking notifications
You can view notification information, such as incoming calls, new messages, and device
alerts, from the Edge screen. When you have incoming calls or new messages while playing
games or watching movies on your device, alerts will appear on the Edge screen.
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Answering or rejecting calls
You can answer or reject calls using the Edge screen while the main screen is on or an app is
running.
When a call comes in, drag
or
to the right or left on the Edge screen.
Viewing messages
You can view messages on the Edge screen.
When a message comes in, tap
on the Edge screen. Messages launches on the main
screen and you can view the message details.
When a call comes in while the main screen is turned off, the main screen turns on
and a call alert will appear on it.
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Using the night clock
Use the night clock to keep the Edge screen active. You can view the date and the clock from
the Edge screen without turning on the main screen.
1 Swipe upwards from the bottom of the Edge screen and tap
.
Alternatively, open the All apps screen and tap Settings → Edge screen.
The Edge screen settings screen will appear.
2 Tap Night clock and tap the Night clock switch to activate it.
3 Drag the circle for the start and end times to set the duration that the night clock stays
on.
The Edge screen will stay on for the specified period.
• The night clock feature can be set for a maximum of 12 hours.
• The night clock feature will deactivate when the battery power reaches 15%.
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Managing the Edge screen
Adding panels to the Edge screen
Add panels to the Edge screen or download panels from GALAXY Apps.
1 Swipe upwards from the bottom of the Edge screen and tap
.
Alternatively, open the All apps screen and tap Settings → Edge screen.
The Edge screen settings screen will appear.
2 Tap Manage panels.
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3 Tick panels to add to the Edge screen and tap
.
Swipe to the left or right on the Edge screen to view added panels.
Default panels
Downloading panels
1 Swipe upwards from the bottom of the Edge screen and tap
.
Alternatively, open the All apps screen and tap Settings → Edge screen.
The Edge screen settings screen will appear.
2 Tap Manage panels.
3 Tap .
GALAXY Apps will launch. When you launch the app for the first time or restart it after
performing a data reset, read and agree to the terms and conditions.
4 Select and download panels.
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Rearranging panels
1 Swipe upwards from the bottom of the Edge screen and tap
.
Alternatively, open the All apps screen and tap Settings → Edge screen.
The Edge screen settings screen will appear.
2 Tap Manage panels → → Reorder.
3 Tap and hold a panel and drag it to the desired location.
When you move a panel under the
4 Tap
icon, the panel will be set as the main panel.
.
Creating your own panels
Create your own Edge screen panels by adding handwriting or applying various effects to
images.
User-added panels will be available when the screen is locked.
1 Swipe upwards from the bottom of the Edge screen and tap
.
Alternatively, open the All apps screen and tap Settings → Edge screen.
The Edge screen settings screen will appear.
2 Tap Express me.
3 Tap → and select the desired image.
4 Drag the image on the screen to specify the area to set as a panel. Then, use the available
editing options.
• Rotate: Rotate or flip the image.
• Effect: Apply various effects to the image.
• Image: Add extra images into the image.
• Object: Add extra objects, such as colours or patterns, to the image.
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5 Tap
when you are done.
You can use the following icons to edit the panel:
•
: Change the panel image.
•
: Add handwriting to the panel.
•
: Add text to the panel.
•
: Apply a text or image effect to the panel.
6 Tap Done.
The panel will be added to the Express me panels list.
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7 Tap the new panel.
The panel will be added to the Edge screen panels list.
To share or delete the new panels, tap → Select, tick panels to select, and then tap
.
Edit a panel.
All apps screen
The All apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.
On the Home screen, tap to open the All apps screen. To view other panels, swipe to the
left or right, or select a screen indicator at the bottom of the screen.
To customize the All apps screen, refer to Managing the All apps screen.
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Indicator icons
Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table
below are most common.
Icon
Meaning
No signal
Signal strength
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
HSPA+ network connected
/
LTE network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
GPS activated
Call in progress
Missed call
Smart stay feature activated
Connected to computer
No SIM or USIM card
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
S Pen detached
Mute mode activated
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Icon
Meaning
Vibration mode activated
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery power level
The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the
status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.
Notification and quick settings panels
Using the notification panel
When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear
on the status bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notification panel and
view the details.
To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notification panel,
drag the bar from the bottom of the screen upwards.
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You can use the following functions on the notification panel.
Launch Settings.
Activate or deactivate options.
Tap and hold a button to view
more detailed settings.
View all quick setting buttons.
Adjust the brightness.
Launch Quick Connect.
Launch S Finder.
Clear all notifications.
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
Rearranging quick setting buttons
To rearrange quick setting buttons on the notification panel, tap
item, and then drag the item to another location.
→
, tap and hold an
Using the quick settings panel
You can activate or deactivate some features on the notification panel. To activate or
deactivate more features, open the quick settings panel.
To open the quick settings panel, drag the status bar downwards using two fingers.
Alternatively, tap on the notification panel. To close the quick settings panel, drag the bar
from the bottom of the screen upwards.
Tap the buttons on the quick settings panel to activate or deactivate features. You can access
more detailed setting options when you tap and hold a button.
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Opening apps
On the Home screen or the All apps screen, select an app icon to open it.
To open the list of recently used apps, tap
and select an app window to open it.
Closing an app
→ , and then tap End next to an app to close it. To close all running apps, tap End
Tap
→ .
all. Alternatively, tap
Installing or uninstalling apps
Samsung GALAXY Apps
Use this app to purchase and download apps.
Tap GALAXY Apps on the All apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap
to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap Free. To purchase and
download apps where charges apply, tap the button that shows the app’s price.
To change the auto update settings, tap
then select an option.
Play Store
Use this app to purchase and download apps.
Tap Play Store on the All apps screen.
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Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap
to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap
then select an option.
→ SETTINGS → Auto-update apps, and
Managing apps
Uninstalling or disabling apps
To disable default apps, open the All apps screen and tap → Uninstall/disable apps. The
icon appears on the apps that you can disable. Select an app and tap Disable.
To uninstall downloaded apps, open the All apps screen, tap → Downloaded apps → →
Uninstall, select an app, and then tap Uninstall. Alternatively, on the All apps screen, tap
Settings → Application manager, select an app, and then tap Uninstall.
Enabling apps
On the All apps screen, tap → Show disabled apps, select apps, and then tap Done.
Alternatively, on the All apps screen, tap Settings → Application manager, scroll to
DISABLED, select an app, and then tap Enable.
Hiding apps
Hide apps that you do not want to see on the All apps screen.
On the All apps screen, tap → Hide apps.
To display hidden apps, tap → Show hidden apps.
• Hiding apps: Hide apps from the All apps screen only. You can continue to use
hidden apps.
• Disabling apps: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the
device. You cannot use disabled apps.
• Uninstalling apps: Uninstall downloaded apps.
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Entering text
Keyboard layout
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create memos, and
more.
Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
Suggested keywords
Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap
it twice.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter punctuation marks.
Break to the next line.
Switch to handwriting mode.
Enter a space.
Changing the input language
Tap and hold , tap → Select input languages, and then select the languages to use.
When you select two or more languages, you can switch between the input languages by
swiping to the left or right on the space key.
Changing the keyboard layout
Tap and hold , tap , select a language under INPUT LANGUAGES, and then select a
keyboard layout to use.
On 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap the
corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears.
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Using additional keyboard functions
Tap and hold
to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of the
depending on the last function that was used.
icon
• : Enter text by voice.
Change the language.
Open the keyboard.
Start or pause entering text by
voice.
•
: Switch to handwriting mode.
Switch between number mode
and character mode.
Switch to the standard keyboard.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• : Add an item from the clipboard.
•
•
: Change the keyboard settings.
: Switch to the floating keyboard. You can move the keyboard to another location by
.
dragging
Switch to the standard keyboard.
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Copying and pasting
1 Tap and hold over text.
2 Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text.
3 Tap Copy or Cut.
The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
4 Place the cursor where the text is to be inserted and tap
→ Paste.
To paste text that you have previously copied, tap Clipboard and select the text.
Screen capture
Capture a screenshot while using the device.
Press and hold the Home key and the Power key simultaneously. The image is saved in the
Screenshots folder. To open the folder, open the All apps screen and tap Gallery → →
Album → Screenshots. After capturing a screenshot, you can edit the image and share it
with others.
You can also capture screenshots using other methods. Refer to Palm swipe to capture for
more information.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps.
Using the dictionary
Look up definitions for words while using certain features, such as when browsing webpages.
1 Tap and hold over a word that you want to look up.
If the word you want to look up is not selected, drag or to select the desired text.
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2 Tap Dictionary.
If a dictionary is not preinstalled on the device, follow the on-screen instructions to install
one.
3 View the definition.
To view more definitions, tap . In the detailed view, tap to add the word to your
favourite words list or tap Search Web to use the word as a search term.
In the detailed view, tap to view more options.
My Files
Access and manage various files stored in the device or in other locations, such as cloud
storage services.
Using My Files
Tap My Files on the All apps screen.
Search for files or folders.
Access additional options.
View files by category.
View the download history.
View files stored in the device.
View files stored in the memory
card.
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Power saving feature
Power saving mode
Save the battery power by limiting the device’s functions.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Power saving → Power saving mode, and then tap
the Power saving mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick settings panel and
tap Power saving to activate it.
Select from the following options:
• Restrict background data: Prevent apps that are running in the background from using a
mobile data connection.
• Restrict performance: Limit various options, such as turning off the backlight for the
Recents key and the Back key.
• Greyscale mode: Display colours on the screen as grey tones.
Ultra power saving mode
Use this mode to extend the device’s battery power. In ultra power saving mode, the device
performs the following:
• Displays colours on the screen as grey tones.
• Restricts the available apps to essential and selected apps only.
• Deactivates the mobile data connection when the screen turns off.
• Deactivates the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Power saving → Ultra power saving mode, and
then tap the Ultra power saving mode switch to activate it.
Alternatively, open the quick settings panel and tap U. power saving to activate it.
2 Read and agree to the terms and conditions, and then tap OK.
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3 Read the on-screen information about the mode and tap Enable.
To deactivate ultra power saving mode, tap → Disable ultra power saving mode →
Disable.
The estimated maximum standby time shows the time remaining before the battery
power runs out if the device is not used. Standby time may vary depending on your
device settings and operating conditions.
Viewing help information
To view help information to learn how to use the device and apps, open the All apps screen
and tap Settings → Help.
To view help information for an app while you are using the app, tap → Help.
Some apps may not include help information.
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S Pen features
Air command
Remove the S Pen from the slot, or hover the S Pen over any part of the screen and press the
S Pen button to access four useful features.
With the air command features, you can perform various actions.
Smart select
Image clip
Action memo
Screen write
•
Action memo: Write memos quickly and link actions to them. You can make calls,
send messages, search the web, and more. Refer to Action memo for more information.
•
Smart select: Collect content quickly. Refer to Smart select for more information.
•
Image clip: Draw around an area of the screen you want to save or share. Refer to
Image clip for more information.
•
Screen write: Capture, edit, and write memos on screenshots, and then share them.
Refer to Screen write for more information.
If this feature is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → S Pen → Air
command, and then tap the Air command switch to activate it.
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Action memo
Open the Action memo pad and create memos to perform various actions using the written
or drawn information.
1 On the air command panel, tap Action memo.
2 Write or draw a memo.
3 Tap .
The entire memo will be selected. If you want to use specific information from the
memo, tap the outside of the selected area to deselect the memo and draw around the
information to use it.
Save the memo.
Erase the memo.
Write a memo or change the pen
colour.
Access additional options.
Discard the memo.
Select an input.
Add the memo as a widget to
the Home screen.
Available functions for the
selected memo information
Edit the memo as S Note file.
Adjust the size of the memo pad.
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4 Select an app to use with the selected memo information.
The selected app will launch from Action memo.
Make a call.
Create a task.
Create a contact.
Search for a location.
Send a message.
Search the web.
Send an email.
Viewing memos
On the Action memo screen, tap → View action memo list. Select a memo to view and edit
it.
Adding Action memo widgets on the Home screen
After composing a memo, tap and hold , and then drag the memo to an empty area on the
Home screen. An Action memo widget is added to the Home screen and you can view and
edit the memo.
Editing a memo as S Note file
While composing a memo, tap to open S Note and edit the memo in it. The same pen
colour that you were using in Action memo will be applied in S Note.
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Smart select
Collect the desired area of content appearing on the screen with the S Pen. You can collect
content from webpages or music and videos during playback.
1 When there is content you want to collect, such as a part of a webpage, open the air
command panel and tap Smart select.
2 Drag the S Pen across the content you want to collect.
Save in Scrapbook
Share via
Collect
3 Select an option to use with the collected item.
•
: Save the item in Scrapbook.
•
: Share the item with others.
•
: Extract text from the item. You can copy the extracted text to the clipboard or
insert it into messages, notes, and more.
Extract text.
•
: Save the item in the collected items list to collect more content.
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Collecting multiple items
Tap
tap
to add content to your collected items list to use it later. To collect additional content,
on the collected items pop-up window.
To view collected items, tap the collected items pop-up window. You can share, delete, or
save multiple items at once. To individually select an item in the collected items list, tap and
hold an item.
To delete the collected items, tap and hold the collected items list pop-up window,
and then drag it to Delete at the top of the screen.
Image clip
Use the S Pen to draw a closed shape around the area you want to save or share. You can crop
part of an image.
1 When there is content you want to capture, such as a part of an image, open the air
command panel and tap Image clip.
2 Draw around an area to select it with the S Pen.
Reshape the selected area by selecting a shape icon on the toolbar, or tap
automatically reshape the selected area.
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3 Select an option to use with the selected area.
•
: Save the selected area in Scrapbook.
•
: Share the selected area with others.
Screen write
Capture screenshots to write or draw on them.
1 When there is content you want to capture, such as a part of a webpage, open the air
command panel and tap Screen write.
The current screen is automatically captured and the editing toolbar appears on the
screen.
2 Write a memo on the screenshot.
3 Select an option to use with the screenshot.
•
•
: Share the screenshot with others.
: Save the screenshot. To view the saved screenshot, open the All apps screen and
tap Gallery → → Album → Screenshots.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps.
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S Note
An introduction
Create custom notes by recording your thoughts and ideas. You can insert multimedia files
and create Photo notes.
Starting S Note
1 Tap S Note on the All apps screen.
Alternatively, on the Home screen, tap
in the S Note widget.
2 Read the on-screen information about the app and tap Next.
3 Select cover styles and tap Next.
4 Select a default note template and tap Next.
5 Select an account to sync your notes with and tap Start.
If you are not signed in to the selected account, follow the on-screen instructions to sign
in to the account.
If you sync your notes with an account, you can view them on other devices by
registering the account on other devices.
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Using the S Note widget
You can launch some S Note features directly from the S Note widget.
On the Home screen, tap an icon in the S Note widget.
Launch S Note.
Insert a voice memo.
Create a note in
handwriting mode.
Create a note in text
mode.
Create a Photo note.
Creating notes
1 Tap S Note on the All apps screen.
Alternatively, on the Home screen, tap
2 Tap .
3 Compose a note.
On the Edge screen, tap
the keyboard.
in the S Note widget.
to write or draw on the screen, or tap
to enter text using
Save
Handwriting mode
Eraser mode
Text mode
Photo note
Undo/Redo
S Pen and finger mode/S Pen
only mode
Selection mode
Add page
More options
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Changing the pen settings
When writing or drawing on the screen, tap
pen type, line thickness, or pen colour.
once more on the Edge screen to change the
Save the current setting as a pen
profile.
Open the preset pen profiles list.
Change the pen type.
Change the line thickness.
Select a new colour using the
colour picker.
Change the pen colour.
Fountain pen
Calligraphy pen
Using the line eraser
1 Tap on the Edge screen.
2 Tap an area to erase.
The whole line on the area will be erased. The line eraser can erase your S Note line by
line.
• To only erase the area you touch with the S Pen, tap once more and deselect Erase
line by line. You can adjust the size of the eraser by dragging the size adjustment bar.
• To clear the note, tap Clear all.
Even with a smaller eraser, you may still not be able to precisely erase the intended
part.
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Editing handwritten notes
Edit handwritten notes using various editing options, such as cutting, moving, resizing, or
transforming.
1 When there is handwriting or a drawing on the note, tap
2 Tap or draw a line around the input to select and edit it.
on the Edge screen.
To move the input to another location, select the input, and then drag it to a new
location.
To resize the input, select the input and drag the frame handle.
3 Use one of the following options:
•
: Change the input properties, such as layout, size, colour, or thickness.
•
: Refine or convert handwriting or drawings.
•
: Cut out the input. To paste it to another location, tap and hold the location, and
then tap Paste.
• : Copy the input. To paste it to another location, tap and hold the location, and then
tap Paste.
•
: Delete the input.
Magnified handwriting mode
Tap → Show Magnified note and drag the magnifier frame to an area. The area in the
magnifier frame appears in the magnified window at the bottom of the screen. You can
precisely enter or correct the handwriting.
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Sketch recording
You can record your actions while composing a note.
1 Tap
2 Tap
→ Record sketching.
and write or draw a note.
Your actions are recorded in real time.
3 To stop recording, tap
Tap
again.
to view the recording.
Creating Photo notes
Create notes by taking photos of content from various sources, such as handwritten text or
drawings. You can apply the Photo note effect to make it easier to view text from a photo by
deleting the background.
Using auto mode
1 On the All apps screen, tap S Note →
Alternatively, on the Home screen, tap
→
on the Edge screen.
on the S Note widget.
2 Fit the edges of a subject inside the preview screen.
Change the shooting mode.
Turn the flash on or off.
Detected subject
Open Gallery.
Show or hide viewfinder guides.
Take a photo.
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3 When the border around the subject turns blue, tap
to take a photo.
The device automatically applies the Photo note effect to the photo and inserts it into S
Note.
4 Edit the note.
With the Photo note effect
Without the Photo note effect
Using manual mode
1 On the Photo note preview screen, tap to switch to manual mode.
2 Tap to take a photo. Or, tap to select a photo saved in the device.
3 Drag the edges of the frame to select a section, and then tap .
4 Edit sections to insert into S Note.
Drag the frame around the section to adjust the size of a recognized section.
Manually add a section to be
recognized.
Delete the section.
Drag the frame around the
section to adjust the size.
Enable or disable the Photo note
effect.
5 Tap
to insert the selected sections into the note.
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Editing Photo notes
Edit sections inserted into S Note.
1 Tap and hold a section and tap Convert to edit.
The text image on the section will be vectorized and transformed into coloured lines for
you to edit.
2 Tap on the Edge screen and draw a line around the section you want to edit.
3 Select an editing option.
•
•
: Change the input properties, such as layout, size, colour, or thickness.
: Cut out the input. To paste it to another location, tap and hold the location, and
then tap Paste.
• : Copy the input. To paste it to another location, tap and hold the location, and then
tap Paste.
•
: Delete the input.
Creating notes with voice memos
1 On the All apps screen, tap S Note →
Alternatively, on the Home screen, tap
→ → Insert → Voice memo.
in the S Note widget.
2 Read the terms and conditions and tap Agree.
3 Read the on-screen information about using this feature and tap OK.
4 Tap to start recording.
5 Speak into the microphone.
Your voice will be converted into text.
6 Tap
to insert the converted text into the note.
If the voice memo system language does not match the language you are speaking,
the device will not recognize your voice. To change the voice memo system language,
open the All apps screen and tap Voice Recorder → → Settings → Language.
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Scrapbook
Collect content from various sources to create your own digital scrapbook. While viewing
webpages or videos, you can select and add a desired area to scrapbooks.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Viewing scrapbooks
When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, read and
agree to the terms and conditions, and then set a sync option.
1 Tap Scrapbook on the All apps screen.
2 Tap to select a category and select a scrapbook.
If there is a link below the scrapbook content, tap the link to go to the source.
3 Tap
to edit it.
You can add a title, text, memos, or tags to the scrapbook.
4 Tap Save to save the changes.
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Using the S Pen
An introduction
Write, draw, or perform touch actions with the S Pen. You can easily access additional features
by pressing the S Pen button.
Air view
Hover over an item on the screen with the S Pen to perform various functions.
Previewing information
Point at the screen to preview content or view information in a pop-up window.
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Using Air Button
Hovering the S Pen over items in some apps, such as Gallery and Video, will display Air
Button on the preview window. You can perform various actions directly from the preview
window using Air Button.
Air Button
If this feature is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → S Pen → Air
view, and then tap the Air view switch to activate it.
Pen Select
While pressing and holding the S Pen button, drag the S Pen over text or item lists to select
multiple items or text. You can also copy and paste the selected items or text into another
app or share them with others.
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Direct pen input
Fill in forms and write messages using your handwriting with the S Pen.
Writing in text fields
1 Hover the S Pen over a text field.
2 Tap to open the handwriting field.
3 Write with the S Pen.
When composing a message in Messages, tap at the top of the handwriting field to
switch to drawing mode. A drawing will be inserted into the message as an attachment.
4 When you are finished, tap
.
Writing in apps
You can write directly on the screen with the S Pen when using some features and apps. For
example, you can enter numbers on the dialing keypad or set an alarm time by writing on the
handwriting field with the S Pen.
If this feature is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → S Pen →
Direct pen input, and then tap the Direct pen input switch to activate it.
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Motions & usability features
Motions and gestures
Excessive shaking or impact on the device may result in unintended inputs. Control
motions properly.
Direct call
While viewing call, message, or contact details, pick up and hold the device to your ear to
make a call.
If this feature is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and
gestures → Direct call, and then tap the Direct call switch to activate it.
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Smart alert
If you have missed calls or new messages, the device will vibrate when you pick it up.
This feature may not work if the screen is turned on or the device is not on a flat
surface.
If this feature is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and
gestures → Smart alert, and then tap the Smart alert switch to activate it.
Mute/Pause
Placing palm on screen
Cover the screen with your palm to mute incoming calls or alarms.
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Turning device over
Turn the device over to mute incoming calls or alarms.
If this feature is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and
gestures → Mute/Pause, and then tap the Mute/Pause switch to activate it.
Palm swipe to capture
Place the side of your hand on the screen and swipe it across the screen from the right to the
left or vice versa to capture a screenshot. To view the saved screenshot, open the All apps
screen and tap Gallery → → Album → Screenshots. After capturing a screenshot, you can
edit the image and share it with others.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps.
If this feature is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and
gestures → Palm swipe to capture, and then tap the Palm swipe to capture switch
to activate it.
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Multi window
An introduction
Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in a split screen. You can also run
multiple apps at the same time in pop-up windows.
Split screen Multi window
Some apps, such as Calculator and Contacts, can only be launched in pop-up
windows when you drag them from the Multi window tray to the screen.
1 Tap and hold to open the Multi window tray.
2 Tap and hold an app icon and drag it from the tray to the screen. Then, drag another app
icon to a new location on the screen.
Apps marked with the icon can be launched in separate windows on the screen at the
same time. Tap an app marked with the icon and drag it to a new location to open the
app in both windows. To simultaneously launch the app in a pop-up window, tap the app
and tap .
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Launching Multi window from the list of recent apps
1 Tap .
2 Swipe upwards or downwards and tap
to launch an app in Multi window.
3 Select another app to launch in Multi window.
Using Multi window options
When you use Multi window apps, select an app window and tap the circle between the app
windows to access the following options:
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•
: Switch locations between Multi window apps.
• : Drag and drop text or copied images from one window to another. Tap and hold an
item in the selected window and drag it to a location in another window.
•
: Switch to a floating icon.
•
: Switch to the full screen view.
•
: Close the window.
Sharing content between app windows
You can easily share content between apps, such as Email and Internet, by dragging and
dropping it.
Some apps may not support this feature.
1 Launch Email and Internet in Multi window.
You can also launch them in pop-up windows.
2 Tap the circle between the app windows, and then tap .
3 Tap and hold text or an image in the Internet window and drag it to a location in the
Email window.
The selected item will be inserted into the Email window.
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Adjusting the window size
Drag the circle between the app windows up or down to adjust the size of the windows.
If Multi window is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → Multi
window, and then tap the Multi window switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the
quick settings panel and tap Multi window to activate it.
Pop-up Multi window
1 On the All apps screen, launch an app to use in a pop-up window.
2 Drag down diagonally from the left top edge.
The app screen will appear in a pop-up window.
Move content.
Switch to a floating icon.
Close the window.
Switch to the full screen
view.
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Moving or closing pop-up windows
To move a pop-up window, tap the circle on a window and drag it to a new location.
To close the window, tap the circle at the top of the window and tap
.
Launching pop-up windows from the split screen Multi window
1 On the split screen Multi window, tap an app window to select it.
2 Tap and hold the circle between the app windows.
The selected app will launch in a pop-up window.
Launching pop-up windows from the Multi window tray
Tap and hold
to open the Multi window tray. Tap an app icon in the Multi window tray to
launch it in a pop-up window.
If Multi window is not activated, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → Multi
window, and then tap the Multi window switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the
quick settings panel and tap Multi window to activate it.
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One-handed operation
An introduction
You can switch to one-handed operation mode to conveniently operate the device with one
hand.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Display and wallpaper → One-handed operation.
Reducing the screen size
Tap Reduce screen size and tap the Reduce screen size switch to activate it.
To switch to one-handed operation mode, hold the device in one hand. Then, quickly drag
your thumb from the edge of the screen to the centre of the screen and back again.
One-handed input
Tap One-handed input and tap the One-handed input switch to activate it.
Tap or to adjust the position of the dialing keypad, in-call buttons, and other input panels
for easy one-handed access.
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Side key panel
Tap Side key panel and tap the Side key panel switch to activate it.
Use your device more easily with one hand by having the Recents key, the Home key, and the
Back key and other selected functions as buttons at the side of the screen.
Increasing touchscreen sensitivity
Use this feature to operate the screen while wearing gloves.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Display and wallpaper, and then tick Increase touch
sensitivity. Alternatively, open the quick settings panel and tap Touch sensitivity to activate
it.
• Use leather gloves for better recognition while touching the screen. Other types of
material may not be recognized.
• This feature may not work properly when you are using S view.
For best results, tap the screen firmly while wearing gloves.
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Managing the Home and All apps screens
Managing the Home screen
Adding items
Tap and hold an app or a folder from the All apps screen, and then drag it into position on the
Home screen.
To add widgets, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen, tap Widgets, tap and hold a
widget, and then drag it into position on the Home screen.
Moving and removing an item
Tap and hold an item on the Home screen, and then drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
To remove an item, tap and hold the item and then drag it to Remove at the top of the
screen.
Creating a folder
1 On the Home screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it to Create folder at the top of
the screen.
2 Enter a folder name.
3 Tap , select the apps to move to the folder, and then tap Done.
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Managing panels
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel.
To add a panel, swipe to the left, and then tap
.
To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of
the screen.
To set a panel as the main Home screen, tap
.
Managing the All apps screen
Changing the sorting method
On the All apps screen, tap → Sort by and select a sorting method.
Moving items
On the All apps screen, tap → Edit. Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
To move an item to a new panel, drag it to Create page at the top of the screen.
Creating folders
1 On the All apps screen, tap
→ Create folder.
Alternatively, tap → Edit, tap and hold an app, and then drag it to Create folder at the
top of the screen.
2 Enter a folder name.
3 Tap , tick the apps to move to the folder, and then tap Done.
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Setting wallpaper and ringtones
Setting wallpaper
Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen or the locked
screen.
1 On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Wallpapers.
Alternatively, on the All apps screen, tap Settings → Display and wallpaper →
Wallpaper.
2 Select a screen to change or apply wallpaper to.
3 Swipe to the left or right and select from images displayed at the bottom of the screen.
To select photos taken by the device’s camera or other images, tap From Gallery.
If you are setting the locked screen’s wallpaper, you can select images from various
wallpaper categories.
4 Tap Set as wallpaper or Save.
The selected image will be set as the wallpaper for the Home screen or the locked screen.
Setting a Dynamic lock screen
Use this feature to set the locked screen’s wallpaper to change automatically based on your
settings, your location and weather, and your interests.
1 On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Wallpapers.
Alternatively, on the All apps screen, tap Settings → Display and wallpaper →
Wallpaper.
2 Tap Lock screen.
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3 Select a wallpaper option.
• From Gallery: Select images from Gallery. The device will display the images on the
locked screen at the interval you set.
• Live weather: The device will display high quality images on the locked screen based
on the time, weather, and your location information.
• My interests: Select categories that interest you. The device will display high quality
images on the locked screen based on your interests.
• You may incur additional charges when using this feature.
• This feature may not work properly depending on your region.
Changing ringtones
Change ringtones for incoming calls and notifications.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Sound.
To set a ringtone for incoming calls, tap Ringtones, select a ringtone, and then tap Done. To
use a song stored in the device or in your account as a ringtone, tap Add.
To set a ringtone for notifications, tap Notifications, select a ringtone, and then tap Done.
Changing the screen lock method
You can change the way that you lock the screen to prevent others from accessing your
personal information.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock, and then select a screen
lock method. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
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Pattern
Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.
Set a backup PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
PIN
A PIN consists of numbers only. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password
again to verify it.
Password
A password consists of characters and numbers. Enter at least four characters including
numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Fingerprint
Register your fingerprints to unlock the screen. Refer to Finger Scanner for more information.
My Places
Quickly access useful features associated with your frequently visited places by automatically
recognizing your location.
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Adding a My Places widget
To add the widget, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen, tap Widgets, tap and
hold the My Places widget, and then drag it to the Home screen.
Setting place information
When you visit a place with preset location information, the device automatically recognizes
your location and displays shortcuts to preset features. The device also applies the settings
that you set for the place.
1 On the Home screen, tap the My Places widget.
2 On the My Places widget, select a place to set location information and shortcuts. For
example, tap Home to set location information for your home.
Your current location will appear under Address. To automatically search for your location
again, tap .
To manually search for a location, enter an address or a keyword in the search field and
tap .
Ensure that the device is connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network to automatically
search for your current location.
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3 Tap Next.
4 On the Manage shortcuts screen, tap Manage.
5 Tap or to add or delete shortcuts to various apps and features.
6 Tap OK.
The My Places widget with your location settings will appear on the Home screen. To
change additional settings, such as sound mode or Wi-Fi network settings, tap →
Custom settings.
Setting additional place information
1 On the My Places widget, tap .
2 Tap and select another place from the places list.
To add more places to the list, tap Manage places →
3 Tap
.
or Get location information to automatically search for your current location.
To manually search for a location, enter an address or a keyword in the search field and
tap .
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4 Tap Save.
5 Tap or
6 Tap .
to add or delete shortcuts to various app and features.
When you visit an added place, your preset location settings will appear on the My Places
widget. To change additional settings, such as sound mode or Wi-Fi network settings, tap
→ Custom settings.
Finger Scanner
An introduction
In order for fingerprint recognition to function, your fingerprint information needs to be
registered and stored in your device. After registering, you can set the device to use your
fingerprint for the features below:
• Screen lock
• Web sign-in
• Verify Samsung account
• Pay with PayPal
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
For better fingerprint recognition
When you scan your fingerprints on the device, be aware of the following conditions that
may affect the feature’s performance:
• The Home key contains a fingerprint recognition sensor. Ensure that the Home key is not
scratched or damaged by metal objects, such as coins, keys, and necklaces.
• The screen protector supplied with the device may cause the fingerprint recognition
sensor to malfunction. Remove the screen protector to improve fingerprint sensitivity.
• Ensure that the fingerprint recognition area and your fingers are clean and dry.
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• The device may not recognize fingerprints that are affected by wrinkles or scars.
• The device may not recognize fingerprints from small or thin fingers.
• To improve recognition performance, register fingerprints of the hand used most often to
perform tasks on the device.
• Do not drag your finger too quickly or slowly. Drag your finger at a moderate speed to
allow the device to recognize it.
• In dry environments, static electricity can build up in the device. Avoid using this feature
in dry environments or before using the feature, discharge static electricity by touching a
metal object.
Registering fingerprints
If you bend your finger or use a fingertip, the device may not recognize your
fingerprints.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Finger Scanner → Fingerprint manager.
2 Read the on-screen information and tap OK.
3 Place your finger on the fingerprint recognition area at the bottom centre of the screen.
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4 Tap and hold the screen in the fingerprint recognition area, and then drag your finger
downwards over the Home key.
Repeat this action using the same finger until the fingerprint is registered.
5 Tap Done to finish scanning your fingerprint. Or, tap Register to register an additional
fingerprint.
6 When a screen appears requesting to register a backup password, enter the backup
password, and then tap Continue.
7 Enter the backup password again to verify it, and then tap OK.
You can use the backup password instead of scanning your fingerprints.
8 When a fingerprint lock pop-up window appears, tap OK. You can use your fingerprints to
unlock the screen.
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Deregistering fingerprints
You can deregister your fingerprints using the fingerprint manager.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Finger Scanner → Fingerprint manager.
2 Scan a registered fingerprint, or tap and enter the backup password.
3 Tap → Select.
4 Tick fingerprints to deregister and tap .
Changing the backup password
You can change the password that you use as an alternative to scanning your fingerprints.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Finger Scanner → Change backup password.
2 Scan a registered fingerprint, or tap and enter the backup password.
3 Enter a new password and tap Continue.
4 Enter the password again and tap OK.
Verifying the Samsung account password
Use fingerprints to verify your Samsung account password. You can use a fingerprint instead
of entering your password, for example, when you purchase content from GALAXY Apps.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Finger Scanner → Verify Samsung account, and
then tap the Verify Samsung account switch to activate it.
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Using fingerprints to sign in to accounts
You can use your fingerprints to sign in to webpages that support password saving.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Finger Scanner → Web sign-in, and then tap the
Web sign-in switch to activate it.
2 Open a webpage that you want to sign in to with a fingerprint.
3 Enter your user name and password, and then tap the webpage’s sign in button.
4 Tick Sign in using your fingerprints and tap Remember.
You can use your fingerprint to verify your account and password to sign in to the
webpage.
Using fingerprints for purchases via PayPal
You can make purchases by scanning your fingerprints.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Finger Scanner → Pay with PayPal.
2 Tick FIDO Ready™ support and PayPal, and then tap Install.
3 When the installation is complete, tap Link PayPal account.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your PayPal account and register your
fingerprints.
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Private mode
An introduction
Hide personal content in your device to prevent others from accessing it.
In private mode, you can hide items in Gallery, Video, Music, Voice Recorder, My Files, and
S Note.
Setting up private mode
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Private mode.
2 Read the on-screen information and tap Next.
3 Read the on-screen information about using this feature and tap Next.
4 Tap Start, select a private mode access method, and then follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
When the screen lock pop-up window appears after the setup, tap OK to change the
screen lock method or tap Skip.
Private mode is activated and the
icon appears on the status bar.
Hiding content
1 On the All apps screen, launch an app to hide items.
2 Select an item and tap → Move to Private.
If private mode is not activated, proceed to the next steps.
3 Read the on-screen information and tap OK.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset private mode access code.
The selected items will be moved to the private folder and disappear from the screen.
If you hide an item when private mode is not activated, private mode will be enabled
while the selected item is moved to the private folder and will be disabled again once
the transfer is complete.
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Viewing hidden content
You can only view hidden items when private mode is activated.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Private mode, and then tap the Private mode
switch to activate it.
Alternatively, open the quick settings panel and tap Private mode to activate it.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset private mode access code.
3 On the All apps screen, tap My Files → Private.
All items moved in private mode appear on the screen.
Unhiding content
1 In the private folder, select items to unhide.
2 Tap → Remove from Private.
3 Select a folder to move the items to.
The items will be moved to the selected folder.
Easy mode
Easy mode provides an easier user experience by using a simpler layout and bigger icons on
the Home screen.
Switching to easy mode
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Easy mode → Easy mode.
2 Tick apps to apply a simpler layout.
3 Tap Done.
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Returning to standard mode
Swipe to the left on the Home screen and tap Easy settings → Easy mode → Standard
mode → Done.
Transferring data from your previous device
Using backup accounts
You can transfer backup data from your previous device to your new device using your
Google or Samsung account. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for more information.
Using Samsung Smart Switch
You can transfer data of the previous device to a new device via Smart Switch. Visit
www.samsung.com/smartswitch for more information.
Samsung Smart Switch is not supported on some devices or computers.
Using Smart Switch Mobile
Use this app to transfer data from your previous iPhone or Android device to your new device.
You can download the app from GALAXY Apps or Play Store.
1 On your device, tap Smart Switch Mobile.
2 On your device, select an option depending on the previous device type and follow the
on-screen instructions.
If the previous device is an Android device, ensure that the Smart Switch Mobile app is
installed on the device. Refer to the help for more information.
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Using Smart Switch with computers
Use this feature to import a backup of your data (from selected manufacturer’s
mobile devices) from a computer to your device. You can download the app from
www.samsung.com/smartswitch.
1 Back up data from a previous device to the computer. For more information, contact the
device’s manufacturer.
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
3 Connect your current device to the computer using the USB cable.
4 On the computer, click the manufacturer of the previous device and follow the on-screen
instructions to transfer data to your device.
Using Samsung Kies
Import a backup of your data from your computer via Samsung Kies to restore data on your
device. You can also back up data to the computer via Samsung Kies. Refer to Connecting
with Samsung Kies for more information.
Setting up accounts
Adding accounts
Some apps used on your device require a registered account. Create accounts to have the
best experience with your device.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Add account.
2 Select an account service.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
To sync content with your accounts, select an account and tick items to sync.
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Removing accounts
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accounts, select an account name under MY
ACCOUNTS, select the account to remove, and then tap → Remove account.
Registering Samsung accounts
You need a Samsung account when using some Samsung apps. You can back up or restore
data saved in the device to your Samsung account. Register your Samsung account to the
device to conveniently use Samsung services.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account.
3 Tap Sign in.
4 Enter your account’s email address and password, and then tap Sign in.
Once your Samsung account has been registered, you can use apps requiring your Samsung
account without the sign in procedure.
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Phone
An introduction
Make or answer voice calls.
Making calls
1 Tap on the Home screen.
2 Tap Keypad and enter a phone number.
3 Tap to make a call.
View call and message logs.
View favourite contacts.
Enter the number using the
keypad.
View the contacts list.
Access additional options.
Add the number to the contacts
list.
Preview the phone number.
Delete a preceding character.
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Making calls from call logs or contacts list
Tap Logs or Contacts, and then swipe to the right on a contact or a phone number to make a
call.
Making calls from the favourites list
Select a contact and tap
to add the contact to the favourite contacts list.
Open the Favourites screen and select a contact to call.
Making an international call
1 Tap Keypad.
2 Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears. Enter the country code, area code, and phone
number, and then tap .
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Receiving calls
Answering a call
• When the main screen is off:
The main screen turns on and a call alert will appear on it. To answer a call, drag
outside the large circle.
• When the main screen is on or an app is running:
A call alert will appear on the Edge screen. To answer a call, drag
.
Rejecting a call
• When the main screen is off:
The main screen turns on and a call alert will appear on it. To reject a call, drag
the large circle.
outside
• When the main screen is on or an app is running:
A call alert will appear on the Edge screen. To reject a call, drag
.
Missed calls
If a call is missed, the icon appears on the status bar and the Edge screen. Open the
notification panel or tap on the Edge screen to view the list of missed calls. Alternatively,
on the Home screen, tap → Logs to view missed calls.
• To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the reject message bar
upwards.
• To create various rejection messages, open the Home screen, tap
Settings → Call → Call rejection → Rejection messages → .
Options during calls
During a voice call
The following actions are available:
•
: Increase the volume.
• Add call: Dial a second call.
• Keypad: Open the keypad.
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• End call: End the current call.
• Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone. When using the speakerphone, speak
into the microphone at the top of the device and keep the device away from your ears.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
Contacts
An introduction
Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device.
Adding contacts
Moving contacts from other devices
You can move contacts from other devices to your device. Refer to Transferring data from
your previous device for more information.
Creating contacts manually
1 On the All apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
2 Tap and select a storage location.
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3 Enter contact information.
•
: Add an image.
•
/
: Add or delete a contact field.
4 Tap Save.
To add a phone number to the contacts list from the keypad, tap Keypad, enter the number,
and then tap Add to Contacts.
To add a phone number to the contacts list from received calls or messages, tap Logs, and
then tap a contact’s image.
Searching for contacts
On the All apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Drag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it
quickly.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
•
: Add to favourite contacts.
• : Make a voice call.
•
: Compose a message.
•
: Compose an email.
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Messages
An introduction
Send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS) and view messages by
conversation.
Sending messages
You may incur additional charges for sending messages when you are roaming.
1 Tap Messages on the All apps screen.
2 Tap .
3 Add recipients and enter a message.
Access additional options.
Enter recipients.
Select contacts from the
contacts list.
Attach files.
Send the message.
Enter emoticons.
Enter a message.
4 Tap
to send the message.
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Viewing messages
Messages are grouped into message threads by contact.
You may incur additional charges for receiving messages when you are roaming.
1 Tap Messages on the All apps screen.
2 On the messages list, select a contact.
3 View your conversation.
In the message detail view, tap to view more options.
Email
An introduction
Add your email accounts to receive emails and reply to them.
Setting up email accounts
1 Tap Email on the All apps screen.
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
2 Enter the email address and password, and then tap Next.
To manually register a company email account, tap Manual setup.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→ Manage accounts →
.
If you have more than one email accounts, you can set one as the default account. Tap
Manage accounts → → Set default account.
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Sending emails
1 Tap Email on the All apps screen.
2 Tap at the bottom of the screen to compose a message.
3 Add recipients and enter a message.
4 Tap to send the message.
Reading emails
1 Tap Email on the All apps screen.
2 On the messages list, tap a message to read.
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Camera
An introduction
Take photos and record videos using various modes and settings.
Basic shooting
You can take photos or record videos. View your photos and videos in Gallery.
Tap Camera on the All apps screen.
Camera etiquette
• Do not take photos or record videos of other people without their permission.
• Do not take photos or record videos where legally prohibited.
• Do not take photos or record videos in places where you may violate other people’s
privacy.
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Taking photos or recording videos
1 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
to take a photo or tap to record a video.
2 On the Edge screen, tap
Change camera
settings.
Take a photo.
Start recording a video.
Switch between the
front and rear cameras.
Change the shooting
mode.
HDR (Rich tone)
View photos and
videos you have
captured.
Launching Camera on the locked screen
To quickly take photos of special moments, launch Camera on the locked screen.
1 On the locked screen, drag outside the large circle.
2 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
to take a photo or tap to record a video.
3 On the Edge screen, tap
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
• To capture an image from the video while recording, tap
screen.
on the Edge
• To change the focus while recording a video, tap where you want to focus. To focus
on the centre of the screen, tap on the Edge screen.
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Selfie
Automatically taking self-portraits
When you are taking photos with the front camera, place your finger on the sensor or use
voice commands to automatically take a photo without tapping the shutter button.
1 Tap Camera on the All apps screen.
2 Tap on the Edge screen to switch to the front camera for self-portraits.
3 Face the front camera lens.
4 Place your finger on the sensor at the back of the device, and then lift it to take a photo of
yourself. You can also say “Smile”, “Cheese”, “Capture”, or “Shoot” to take a photo. To record
a video, say “Record video.”
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Wide selfie
Take a wide self-portrait to include more people in the photo and avoid leaving people out.
1 Tap Camera on the All apps screen.
2 Tap on the Edge screen to switch to the front camera for self-portraits.
3 Tap MODE on the Edge screen → Wide selfie.
4 Face the front camera lens.
5 Place your finger on the sensor at the back of the device, and then lift it to take a photo of
yourself. You can also say “Smile”, “Cheese”, “Capture”, or “Shoot” to take a photo. To record
a video, say “Record video.”
6 Slowly swivel the device left and then right to take a wide self-portrait.
The device will take additional photos when the blue frame moves to each end of the
white frame.
• Make sure to keep the blue frame inside the viewfinder window.
• The subjects should remain still while taking wide self-portraits.
• The resolution of a photo may be affected by lighting conditions.
• The top and bottom parts of the image displayed on the preview screen may be
cut out of the photo depending on the shooting conditions.
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HDR (Rich tone)
Take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas.
1 Tap Camera on the All apps screen.
2 Tap on the Edge screen to switch to the rear camera.
3 Tap on the preview screen.
The icon will change to
4 Tap
.
on the Edge screen to take a photo.
Without effect
With effect
Shooting modes
Take photos using various shooting modes.
Tap Camera on the All apps screen.
Auto
Use this mode to allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal
mode for the photo.
On the preview screen, tap MODE on the Edge screen → Auto.
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Rear-cam selfie
Use this mode to take self-portraits using the rear camera.
1 On the preview screen, tap MODE on the Edge screen → Rear-cam selfie.
2 Drag or adjust the frame to set the face detection area.
3 Compose your shot with the rear camera lens facing you.
4 Listen to the beeps to guide you as you adjust the composition.
When your face is positioned inside the face detection area, the camera emits a warning
tone, beeps for a few seconds, and then automatically takes a photo.
Selective focus
Use the out-of-focus effect to make specific objects stand out in a photo.
1 On the preview screen, tap MODE on the Edge screen → Selective focus.
2 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
on the Edge screen to take a photo.
3 Tap
4 Tap the preview thumbnail at the bottom right of the preview screen.
5 Tap and select one of the following:
• Near focus: Make the subject stand out and blur the background around the subject.
• Far focus: Blur the subject and make the background stand out around the subject.
• Pan focus: Make the subject and its background stand out.
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6 Tap
.
• It is recommended that you position subjects within 50 cm of the device. Position
the subject that you want to focus on close to the device.
• When taking photos, ensure there is sufficient distance between the subject
and the background. The distance should be more than three times the distance
between the device and the subject.
• The quality of photos taken by the device can be affected in the following
conditions:
– – The device or the subject is moving.
– – There is strong background light, low levels of light, or you are taking photos
indoors.
– – The subject or background has no pattern, or consists of a plain colour.
Panorama
Take a series of photos horizontally or vertically and then stitch them together to create a
wide scene.
On the preview screen, tap MODE on the Edge screen → Panorama.
Manage modes
Select the shooting modes to appear on the mode selection screen or change the order of
them.
1 On the preview screen, tap MODE on the Edge screen → Manage modes.
2 Tick the modes to add to the modes list.
• Beauty face: Take a photo with lightened faces for gentler images.
• Shot & more: Take a series of photos and modify them by applying various effects
using the shooting modes.
• Virtual tour: Take photos in a space by moving forward or rotating left or right to
capture different angles of the space.
• Dual Camera: Use the front and rear camera at the same time to capture a photo or
record a video from both cameras simultaneously.
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Downloading modes
Download more shooting modes from GALAXY Apps.
On the preview screen, tap MODE on the Edge screen → Download.
• To get the best shots using panorama mode, follow these tips:
– – Move the camera slowly in one direction.
– – Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder.
– – Avoid taking photos of indistinct backgrounds, such as an empty sky or a plain
wall.
• You can record videos in dual camera mode for up to 5 minutes in Full HD and up
to 10 minutes in HD or VGA.
• While recording videos in dual camera mode, sound is recorded by the internal
microphone.
Camera settings
On the preview screen, tap
on the Edge screen.
The available options may vary depending on the mode and which camera is being
used.
•
: Activate or deactivate the flash.
•
: Set the number of photos to take when taking photos with the front camera.
•
: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
•
: Select a filter effect to use when taking photos or recording videos. To download
more effects, tap Download. To change the order of effects or hide effects from the list,
tap Manage effects.
•
: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher quality
photos, but they will take up more memory.
.
To access additional camera settings, open the preview screen and tap →
• Beauty face: Set the device to take a photo with lightened faces for gentler images.
• 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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• ISO: Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for
stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects.
However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos.
• White balance: Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour
range.
• Metering modes: Select a metering method. This determines how light values are
calculated. Centre-weighted measures background light in the centre of the scene. Spot
measures the light value at a specific location. Matrix averages the entire scene.
• HDR (Rich tone): Use this to take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in
bright and dark areas.
• Tap to take pics: Tap the image on the preview screen to take photos.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Recording mode: Change the recording mode.
• Video stabilisation: Activate anti-shake to reduce or eliminate blurriness resulting from
camera shake while recording a video.
• Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• To improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal may be
obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather
conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting.
• Storage location: Select the memory location for storage.
• Save as flipped: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original scene, when
taking photos with the front camera.
• Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Voice control: Set the device to take photos or record videos with voice commands.
• The volume key: Set the device to use the Volume key to control the shutter or zoom
function.
• Review pics/videos: Set the device to show photos or videos after capturing them.
• Manage shortcuts: Reorganize shortcuts to frequently used options.
• Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
•
: View help information for using the camera.
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Gallery
An introduction
View and manage photos and videos stored in the device.
Viewing images or videos
1 Tap Gallery on the All apps screen.
2 Select an image or a video.
Video files show the
icon on the preview thumbnail. To play a video, tap
Share via
.
Edit
Move to the previous screen.
More options
Change player
Delete
Image and video preview
thumbnails
To hide or show the menu bar and the preview thumbnails, tap the screen.
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Viewing content stored in other devices
Search for content stored in other devices and view it on your device.
Accessing content stored in Samsung Link devices
To use this feature, sign in to your Samsung account. Refer to Registering Samsung accounts
for more information.
On the Gallery main screen, tap and select a device in REGISTERED DEVICES to access
content. You can view content from devices that are registered to Samsung link. Visit
link.samsung.com for more information.
• Ensure that the registered devices are turned on and connected to a Wi-Fi or
mobile network.
• You may incur additional charges when you access content stored in other devices
via the mobile network.
Accessing content stored in nearby devices
Search for nearby devices via Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, or a mobile hotspot to view content stored in
them on your device.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → Nearby devices, and then
tap the Nearby devices switch to activate it.
2 On the Gallery main screen, tap .
3 Select a device in NEARBY DEVICES.
You can view images and videos from other devices that have the content sharing feature
activated.
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Deleting images or videos
Deleting an image or a video
Select an image or a video and tap
at the top of the screen.
Deleting multiple images and videos
1 On the Gallery main screen, tap and hold an image or a video to delete.
Alternatively, tap → Select.
2 Tick the images or videos to delete.
3 Tap at the top of the screen.
You can also tap → Delete, tick the images or videos to delete, and then tap Done to delete
multiple items.
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Safety assistance
Emergency mode
Emergency mode changes the screen to grey tones to reduce battery consumption. Some
apps and functions will be restricted.
Activating emergency mode
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Safety assistance → Emergency mode and tap
the Emergency mode switch to activate it.
Alternatively, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Emergency mode.
2 Read and agree to the terms and conditions and tap OK.
3 Read the on-screen information and tap Enable.
Access additional options.
Turn on the flash.
Sound alarms.
Send your current location
information in a message.
Make a call.
Add more apps to use.
Browse the Internet.
Remaining battery power and
estimated battery standby time
Make an emergency call.
The estimated maximum standby time shows the time remaining before the battery
power runs out if the device is not used. Standby time may vary depending on your
device settings and operating conditions.
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Deactivating emergency mode
To deactivate emergency mode, tap → Disable Emergency mode → Disable. Alternatively,
press and hold the Power key, and then tap Emergency mode → Disable.
Send help messages
In an emergency situation, quickly press the Power key three times. The device sends
messages to your primary contacts. The messages include your location information. To use
this feature, register your primary contacts first.
Adding primary contacts
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Safety assistance.
2 Tap Manage primary contacts → Create primary contact.
3 Tap Create contact and enter contact information or tap Select from contacts to add an
existing contact as a primary contact.
Setting help messages
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Safety assistance.
2 Tap Send help messages, and then tap the Send help messages switch to activate it.
3 Read and agree to the terms and conditions, and then tap OK.
To send help messages with audio recordings or photos, tick Send sound recording or
Send pictures.
The Send pictures option may not be available depending on the region or service
provider.
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Car mode
An introduction
Use this mode to control the device while you are driving. You can listen to messages and
music by using voice commands and without touching the device.
Do not look at the screen or perform functions with your hands while driving.
• Navigation maps, your current location, and other navigational data may differ
from actual location information. You should always pay attention to road
conditions, traffic, and any other factors that may affect your driving. Follow all
safety warnings and regulations while driving.
• You may incur additional charges when using the navigation feature.
• This mode may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This mode is not supported in some languages.
Starting car mode
When you register a vehicle to your device, you can listen to the sound from the device via
the car’s speakers. You can also set the device to activate car mode automatically when it
connects to the vehicle, and more.
When running this app for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
setup.
1 Open the quick settings panel and tap Car mode to activate it.
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2 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
When the Bluetooth permission request window appears, tap Yes to allow a vehicle to
search for your device and connect them via Bluetooth.
• Before registering your vehicle, start the vehicle and turn on the radio.
• While you are registering a vehicle to the device, place the device near the vehicle.
Registering more vehicles
Tap → Settings → My cars →
.
Using car mode menus
Use car mode menus using voice commands to make calls, send messages, navigate to
places, or play music. You can also tap each menu icons on the screen.
1 Open the quick settings panel and tap Car mode to activate it.
Open the menu
screen.
Access additional
options.
Activate the voice
command feature.
Car mode menus
2 On the car mode main screen say “Hi Galaxy.”
3 When the icon appears, say a voice command to launch the desired menu.
You can also use quick voice commands. To view examples of quick voice commands, tap
→ Example commands.
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Using the navigation feature
Select a location precisely by tapping and holding your finger on the map. Or, use a voice
command to navigate to a destination.
1 Open the quick settings panel and tap Car mode to activate it.
2 On the car mode main screen, say “Hi Galaxy.”
3 Say “Navigation”.
4 Say a keyword or the address for the location.
The device will automatically begin guiding you to the location.
S Finder
An introduction
Search for a wide variety of content with a keyword.
Searching for content
Open the notification panel and tap S Finder.
Enter a keyword in the search field or tap
and say a keyword.
To get more refined results, tap the filter buttons under the search field, and then select a tag.
Setting search categories
You can set search categories to search for content in specific search fields.
Tap → Settings → Select search category and tick categories.
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Managing the search history
Your past searches are saved automatically. To delete a search history item, tap
item.
next to an
To set the device to not save the search history, tap → Settings, and deselect Use search
history.
S Planner
An introduction
Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or tasks in your planner.
Creating events or tasks
1 Tap S Planner on the All apps screen.
2 Tap or double-tap a date.
If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap
.
3 Tap the top left of the screen to select either event or task and enter details.
• Add event: Set a start and end date for an event. You can set an optional repeat
setting.
• Add task: Add a task to do on a specific date. You can set an optional priority setting.
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Select an item.
Select a calendar to use or sync
with.
Enter a title.
Attach a map showing the
location of the event.
Set a start and end date for the
event.
Set a reminder for the event.
Add more details.
4 Tap Save to save the event or task.
Syncing events and tasks with your accounts
On the S Planner main screen, tap → Sync now to sync events and tasks with your accounts.
To add accounts to sync with, tap → Calendars → Add account. Then, select an account
to sync with and sign in. When an account is added, a green circle is displayed next to the
account name.
To change an account’s syncing option, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accounts,
and then select an account service.
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S Health
An introduction
S Health helps you manage your wellness and fitness. Set fitness goals, check your progress,
and keep track of your overall wellness and fitness.
Starting S Health
When running this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
1 Tap S Health on the All apps screen.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
Based on your physical statistics, the device calculates your standard basal metabolic
rate (BMR) and recommends a daily calorie intake. The recommendation may not be
accurate for all ages, body compositions, or nutritional needs.
S Health main screen
You can view the key information from S Health menus and use shortcuts to directly access S
Health menus.
Tap S Health on the All apps screen. Tap
→ Main screen.
To access more information about S Health functions, open the S Health main screen
and tap → Help.
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Additional information
• The purpose for such data collection is limited to providing the service that you have
requested, including providing additional information to enhance your wellness, back
up/sync data, data analysis and statistics or to develop and provide better services.
(But if you sign in to your Samsung account from S Health, your data may be saved on
the server for data backup purposes.) Personal information may be stored until the
completion of such purposes. You can delete personal data stored by S Health by using
the Reset data option in the Settings menu. To delete any data you have shared with
social networks or transferred to storage devices, you must delete them separately.
• You assume full responsibility for the inappropriate use of data shared on social networks
or transmitted to others. Use caution when sharing your personal data with others.
• If the device is connected to measuring devices, verify the communication protocol to
confirm proper operation. If you use a wireless connection, such as Bluetooth or ANT+,
the device may be affected by electronic interference from other devices. Avoid using the
device near other devices that transmit radio waves.
• The content used in the S Health app may vary depending on the software version of
the app. The services provided with the app are subject to change or the cancellation of
support without prior notice.
• Available S Health functions and services may vary depending on the local laws and
regulations in your region.
• Some functions of S Health may not be provided depending on your region.
• S Health functions are intended for fitness and informational purposes only and is not
intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation,
treatment, or prevention of disease.
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S Voice
An introduction
Perform various tasks simply by speaking.
Starting S Voice
1 Tap S Voice on the All apps screen.
Alternatively, press the Home key twice.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
3 View the tutorial or tap Start to skip the tutorial.
Setting the language
Tap → Settings → Language, and then select a language.
The selected language is applied to S Voice only, not to the language displayed on
the device.
Using S Voice
1 Tap S Voice on the All apps screen.
Alternatively, press the Home key twice.
When S Voice is launched, the device begins voice recognition.
2 Say a voice command.
If the device recognizes the command, the device will perform the corresponding action.
To repeat a voice command or say a different command, tap .
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Tips for better voice recognition
• Speak clearly.
• Speak in quiet places.
• Do not use offensive or slang words.
• Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The device may not recognize your commands or may perform unwanted commands
depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
Waking up S Voice in standby mode
If S Voice is not used for a certain period, it automatically switches to standby mode. Tap the
microphone icon or say “Hi Galaxy” to the device to resume voice recognition.
Changing the wake-up command
You can change the wake-up command from “Hi Galaxy.” The wake-up command is used to
resume voice recognition when the device is in standby mode.
Tap → Settings → Voice wake-up → Set wake-up command.
Using wake-up commands on the locked screen
On the locked screen, you can use various functions with preset wake-up commands.
Tap → Settings → Voice wake-up → Wake up while locked.
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Music
An introduction
Listen to music sorted by category and customize playback settings.
Playing music
Tap Music on the All apps screen.
Select a song to play.
Search for other devices to play
the file on.
Access additional options.
Adjust the volume.
Set the file as your favourite
song.
Turn on shuffle.
Change the repeat mode.
Open the playlist.
Add the song to a playlist.
Skip to the previous song. Tap
and hold to rewind.
Skip to the next song. Tap and
hold to fast-forward.
Pause and resume playback.
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Playing music stored in other devices
Search for music stored in other devices and play it on your device.
Tap Music on the All apps screen.
Accessing music stored in Samsung Link devices
To use this feature, sign in to your Samsung account. Refer to Registering Samsung accounts
for more information.
On the Music main screen, tap Devices and select a device in REGISTERED DEVICES to access
and play music. You can play songs from devices that are registered to Samsung link. Visit
link.samsung.com for more information.
• Ensure that the registered devices are turned on and connected to a Wi-Fi or
mobile network.
• You may incur additional charges when you access content stored in other devices
via the mobile network.
Accessing music stored in nearby devices
Search for nearby devices via Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, or a mobile hotspot to play music stored in
them on your device.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → Nearby devices, and then
tap the Nearby devices switch to activate it.
2 On the Music main screen, tap Devices.
3 Select a device in NEARBY DEVICES to access and play music.
You can play songs from other devices that have the content sharing feature activated.
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Video
An introduction
Watch videos stored in the device and customize playback settings.
Playing videos
Tap Video on the All apps screen.
Select a video to play.
Skip to the previous
video. Tap and hold to
move backwards
quickly.
Pause and resume
playback.
Skip to the next video.
Tap and hold to move
forwards quickly.
Change screen ratio.
Search for other
devices to play the file
on.
Access additional
options.
Rewind or fast-forward
by dragging the bar.
Drag your finger up or down on the left side of the playback screen to adjust the brightness,
or drag your finger up or down on the right side of the playback screen to adjust the volume.
To rewind or fast-forward, drag your finger left or right on the playback screen.
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Playing videos stored in other devices
Search for videos stored in other devices and play them on your device.
Tap Video on the All apps screen.
Accessing videos stored in Samsung Link devices
To use this feature, sign in to your Samsung account. Refer to Registering Samsung accounts
for more information.
On the Video main screen, tap Devices and select a device in REGISTERED DEVICES to access
and play the video. You can play videos from devices that are registered to Samsung link. Visit
link.samsung.com for more information.
• Ensure that the registered devices are turned on and connected to a Wi-Fi or
mobile network.
• You may incur additional charges when you access content stored in other devices
via the mobile network.
Accessing videos stored in nearby devices
Search for nearby devices via Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, or a mobile hotspot to play videos stored in
them on your device.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → Nearby devices, and then
tap the Nearby devices switch to activate it.
2 On the Video main screen, tap Devices.
3 Select a device in NEARBY DEVICES to access and play the video.
You can play videos from other devices that have the content sharing feature activated.
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Internet
Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to
access them conveniently.
Browsing webpages
1 Tap Internet on the All apps screen.
2 Tap the address field. To change the search engine, tap the search engine icon next to the
web address field.
3 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go. To search the web by voice, tap
To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen.
Bookmark the current webpage.
Open the webpage window
manager.
Read an article in reading mode.
Access additional options.
Refresh the current webpage.
Open the homepage.
View saved pages.
View bookmarked webpages.
Move to the previously visited
page.
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Voice Recorder
An introduction
Use different recording modes for various situations, such as in an interview or a meeting. The
device can convert your voice to text and distinguish between sound sources.
Recording voice memos
1 Tap Voice Recorder on the All apps screen.
2 Tap to start recording. Speak into the microphone.
Tap
to pause recording. To cancel recording, tap
While recording a voice memo, tap
.
to insert a bookmark.
Access additional options.
Scroll through available
recording modes.
Current recording mode
Display the list of voice memos.
Change the recording mode.
Start recording.
3 Tap
to finish recording.
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Changing the recording mode
Tap
to select a mode from the list.
• Normal: This is the normal recording mode.
• Interview: The microphone is sensitive to sounds from two directions. In this mode, both
the top and the bottom of the device pick up equal amounts of sound. Voice memos
recorded in this mode appear with the icon next to them.
• Meeting: The microphone is sensitive to sounds from various directions. Voice memos
icon next to them.
recorded in this mode appear with the
• Voice memo: The device records your voice and simultaneously converts it to on-screen
text. For best results, keep the device near your mouth and speak loudly and clearly in a
icon next to them.
quiet place. Voice memos recorded in this mode appear with the
If the voice memo system language does not match the language you are speaking,
the device will not recognize your voice. Before using this feature, tap → Settings →
Language to set the voice memo system language.
Playing selected voice memos
When you review interview or meeting recordings, you can mute or unmute certain sound
sources in the recording.
1 Tap Voice Recorder on the All apps screen.
2 Tap and select a voice memo recorded in meeting mode.
3 To mute certain sound sources, tap for the corresponding direction that sound is to be
muted.
The icon will change to
and the sound will be muted.
Unmuted sound source
Muted sound source
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Clock
An introduction
Set alarms, check the current time in many cities around the world, time an event, or set a
specific duration.
Alarm
On the All apps screen, tap Clock → Alarm.
Setting alarms
1 Tap .
2 Set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, and then set other
various alarm options.
3 Tap Save.
The saved alarm is added to the alarms list.
4 To activate or deactivate alarms, tap
next to the alarm in the alarms list.
Stopping alarms
Drag outside the large circle to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze
outside the large circle to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time.
option, drag
Deleting alarms
Tap → Select, select alarms, and then tap
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World clock
On the All apps screen, tap Clock → World clock.
Creating clocks
Tap
and enter a city name or select a city from the cities list or globe.
To apply daylight savings time, tap and hold a clock, and then tap
Deleting clocks
Tap → Select, select clocks, and then tap
.
Stopwatch
1 On the All apps screen, tap Clock → Stopwatch.
2 Tap Start to time an event.
To record lap times while timing an event, tap Lap.
3 Tap Stop to stop timing.
To clear lap times, tap Reset. To restart the timing, tap Resume.
Timer
1 On the All apps screen, tap Clock → Timer.
2 Set the duration, and then tap Start.
3 Drag outside the large circle when the timer goes off.
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Calculator
Perform simple or complex calculations.
Using the calculator
Tap Calculator on the All apps screen.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator. If Screen
rotation is disabled, tap → Scientific calculator.
To see the calculation history, tap
To clear the history, tap
to hide the keypad.
→ Clear history.
Dropbox
Use this app to save and share files with others via Dropbox cloud storage. When you save
files to Dropbox, your device automatically syncs with the web server and any other devices
that have Dropbox installed.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Tap Dropbox on the All apps screen.
When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow
the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.
On the Dropbox main screen, use the following functions:
•
: Upload or open files. Tap → Upload here to upload files.
•
: View the uploaded images or videos. Tap
•
: Open files in the favourites list.
•
: View notifications.
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Flipboard
Use this app to view live social network updates and news in a personalized magazine format.
Tap Flipboard on the All apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow
the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.
On the Flipboard main screen, select from various news articles and subscriptions.
Smart Remote
An introduction
Use this app to connect to TVs, set-top boxes, or projectors and use the device as a remote
control.
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Starting Smart Remote
1 Tap Smart Remote on the All apps screen.
2 Tap Start, enter your postal code and tap Done.
3 Select your service provider.
4 To set up your remote control, tap OK.
5 Select the TV brand and tap Next.
To connect the device to a projector and use the device as a remote control, tap I have a
projector.
6 Ensure that the device’s infrared port is facing the TV and tap Button 1. Then, tap Yes if
the device turns on the TV.
If the device does not turn on the TV, tap No, Button 2, and then repeat this until the TV
recognizes the signal.
7 If you have a Cable/Satellite box, select the brand and follow the test procedure in
step 6 until the box recognizes the signal.
If you don’t have a Cable/Satellite box, select I don’t have Cable/Satellite box, then tap
Next.
Using the device as a remote control
You can turn the TV on or off, browse channels, or adjust the volume level on the TV using the
device as a remote control.
1 Tap Smart Remote on the All apps screen.
2 Select a category at the top of the screen.
3 Face the device’s infrared port to the TV, select a TV program, and then tap WATCH ON
TV.
The selected program will be shown on the connected TV.
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4 Tap
to change the channel or the volume.
The remote control panel appears on the screen.
Access additional options.
Turn the TV on or off.
Additional functions
TV control menus
Setting program reminders
1 Select a TV program that is currently not broadcasting.
2 Tap REMIND ME to set an alarm to remind you of the TV program’s start time.
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Evernote
Use this app to create, sync, and share multimedia notes. You can add tags to the notes, or
sort the notes into a notebook so that you can efficiently manage your ideas.
Tap Evernote on the All apps screen.
Sign in to your Evernote account. If you do not have one, create an Evernote account. Follow
the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Composing notes
You can create a note using images, voice recordings, and other attachments.
On the Evernote main screen, tap New note.
While composing a note, use the following options:
•
: Set a reminder to the note.
•
: Attach files or use additional options.
•
: Take a photo and attach it to the note.
• : Access additional options.
Deleting notes
On the notes list, tap and hold a note, and then tap Delete.
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PEN.UP
Use this app to post and share your sketches drawn with the S Pen.
Tap PEN.UP on the All apps screen.
When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, tap Sign
up or Sign in at the top of the screen. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
setup.
Posting your artwork
On the PEN.UP main screen, tap
. Add your sketch, enter details, and then tap
.
Viewing artwork
On the PEN.UP main screen, select a post. Tap → Save artwork to download the artwork to
your device. The artwork is saved in the PEN.UP folder. To open the folder, open the All apps
screen and tap Gallery → → Album → PEN.UP.
You can only download artwork tagged as wallpaper.
Google apps
Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google
account to access some apps. Refer to Setting up accounts for more information.
To view more app information, open the each app’s main screen and tap → Help.
Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the
region or service provider.
Chrome
Search for information and browse webpages.
Gmail
Send or receive emails via the Google Mail service.
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Google+
Share your news and follow updates that your family, friends, and others share. You can also
back up your photos and videos, and more.
Maps
Find your location on the map, search for locations, and view location information for various
places.
Play Music
Discover, listen to, and share music on your device.
Play Movies
Watch videos stored on your device and download various content to watch from the Play
Store.
Play Books
Download various books from Play Store and read them.
Play Newsstand
Read news and magazines that interest you in one convenient location.
Play Games
Download games from Play Store and play them with others.
Drive
Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others.
YouTube
Watch or create videos and share them with others.
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Photos
Manage photos, albums, and videos that you have saved on the device and uploaded to
Google+.
Hangouts
Chat with your friends individually or in groups and use images, emoticons, and video calls
while you are chatting.
Google
Search quickly for items on the Internet or your device.
Voice Search
Search quickly for items by saying a keyword or phrase.
Google Settings
Configure settings for some features provided by Google.
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Connecting with other devices
Quick Connect
An introduction
Automatically search for nearby devices and quickly connect to them.
• When connecting to a device that does not support the Quick connect feature,
ensure that Wi-Fi Direct or the Bluetooth feature is activated.
• Connection methods may vary depending on the type of connected devices or the
shared content.
• Device name may vary depending on the Bluetooth devices to pair with. For
example, the device name can be shown as BT MAC.
Connecting to other devices
When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow
the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.
1 Open the notification panel and tap Quick Connect.
When the panel opens, the Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth features are activated automatically
and the device searches for nearby devices.
2 Select a device from the list and connect to it by following the on-screen instructions.
The next steps may vary depending on the connected device.
To allow nearby devices to search for your device and connect to it, tap → Set device
visibility → Make your device visible, and then select an option.
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Re-searching for devices
If the desired device does not appear in the list, search for the device.
Tap
and select the device from the list of detected devices.
Deactivating the Quick connect feature
To deactivate the Quick connect feature, drag
Alternatively, tap .
downwards from the top of the screen.
Sharing content
Share content with the connected devices.
1 Open the notification panel and tap Quick Connect.
2 Select a device from the list of detected devices.
3 Select a media category.
4 Select the content to share and tap Done.
Your device sends the content to the connected device.
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Bluetooth
An introduction
Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via Bluetooth.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted
and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating
distance may be reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth
SIG, may be incompatible with your device.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies
of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth, tap the Bluetooth switch to activate
it, and then tap Scan.
The detected devices are listed.
2 Select a device to pair with.
If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming
the auto-generated passkey.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, turn on its visibility option. Refer to the
other device’s user manuals.
3 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on both devices to confirm.
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Sending and receiving data
Many apps support data transfer via Bluetooth. You can share data, such as contacts or media
files, with other Bluetooth devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image
to another device.
Sending an image
1 Tap Gallery on the All apps screen.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap → Bluetooth, and then select a device to receive the image.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, turn on its visibility option.
4 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on the other device.
Receiving an image
When another device sends you an image, accept the Bluetooth connection request. The
received image is saved in the Download folder. To open the folder, open the All apps screen
and tap Gallery → → Album → Download.
Unpairing Bluetooth devices
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth.
The device displays the paired devices in the list.
2 Tap next to the device name to unpair.
3 Tap Unpair.
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Wi-Fi Direct
An introduction
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
Connecting to other devices
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Wi-Fi, and then tap the Wi-Fi switch to activate it.
2 Tap → Wi-Fi Direct.
The detected devices are listed.
If the device you want to connect to is not in the list, turn on its Wi-Fi Direct feature.
3 Select a device to connect to.
To connect to multiple devices, tap → Multi-connect.
4 Accept the Wi-Fi Direct connection request on the other device to confirm.
Sending and receiving data
You can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other devices. The following actions
are an example of sending an image to another device.
Sending an image
1 Tap Gallery on the All apps screen.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap → Wi-Fi Direct, and then select a device to transfer the image to.
4 Accept the Wi-Fi Direct connection request on the other device.
If the devices are already connected, the image will be sent to the other device without
the connection request procedure.
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Receiving an image
When another device sends you an image, accept the Wi-Fi Direct connection request. If
the devices are already connected, the image will be received on your device without the
connection request procedure. The received image is saved in the Download folder. To open
the folder, open the All apps screen and tap Gallery → → Album → Download.
Ending the device connection
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Wi-Fi.
2 Tap → Wi-Fi Direct.
The device displays the connected devices in the list.
3 Tap End connection → OK to disconnect the devices.
NFC
An introduction
Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information
about products. You can also use this feature to make payments and buy tickets for
transportation or events after downloading the required apps.
The battery contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the battery carefully to avoid
damaging the NFC antenna.
Using the NFC feature
Use the NFC feature to send images or contacts to other devices, and read product
information from NFC tags. If you insert a SIM or USIM card that has a payment feature, you
can use the device to make payments conveniently.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → NFC, and then tap the NFC
switch to activate it.
Alternatively, open the quick settings panel and tap NFC to activate it.
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2 Place the NFC antenna area on the back of your device near an NFC tag.
The information from the tag appears.
Ensure that the device’s screen is unlocked. Otherwise, the device will not read NFC
tags or receive data.
Making a purchase with the NFC feature
Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile
payment service. To register or get more information about the service, contact your service
provider.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → NFC, and then tap the NFC
switch to activate it.
Alternatively, open the quick settings panel and tap NFC to activate it.
2 Touch the NFC antenna area on the back of your device to the NFC card reader.
3 Tap Tap and pay and select an app to set the default payment app.
The payment services list may not include all available payment apps.
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Sending data
Allow data exchange when your device’s NFC antenna touches the other device’s NFC
antenna.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → NFC, and then tap the NFC
switch to activate it.
Alternatively, open the quick settings panel and tap NFC to activate it.
2 Tap Android Beam or S Beam and tap the Android Beam or the S Beam switch to
activate it.
• Android Beam: Send data via Bluetooth.
• S Beam: Send data via Wi-Fi Direct. This feature is optimal for large data transfers.
3 Select an item and touch the other device’s NFC antenna to your device’s NFC antenna.
4 When Touch to beam. appears on the screen, tap your device’s screen to send the item.
• Do not send copyright-protected data via S Beam. Doing so may violate copyright
laws. Samsung is not responsible for any liabilities caused by the illegal use of
copyrighted data.
• If both devices try to send data simultaneously, the file transfer may fail.
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Screen Mirroring
An introduction
Use this feature to connect your device to a large screen with an AllShare Cast dongle or
HomeSync and then share your contents.
Screen Mirroring
-enabled devices
(AllShare Cast dongle
and HomeSync)
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Some files may be buffered during playback, depending on the network
connection.
• If you specify a Wi-Fi frequency, AllShare Cast dongles or HomeSync may not be
detected or connected.
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Viewing content on a TV
Before you connect a TV to your device, connect the TV and the screen mirroring-enabled
device. To set up the connection, refer to the device’s user manual. The following actions are
an example of viewing content on a TV connected via an AllShare Cast dongle.
1 Connect the screen mirroring-enabled device to the TV using an HDMI cable.
2 On the TV, select a connection mode, such as HDMI mode, to connect an external device.
3 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → Screen Mirroring.
The detected devices are listed.
4 Select a device to connect to. Your device’s screen appears on the TV screen.
If you connect the device for the first time, tap and hold the dongle’s name in the list and
enter the PIN shown on the TV screen.
5 Open or play a file, and then control the display with the keys on your device.
Ending the Screen Mirroring connection
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → Screen Mirroring, and then tap
the Screen Mirroring switch to deactivate it.
• To save energy, deactivate this feature when not in use.
• If you play videos or games on a TV, select an appropriate TV mode to get the best
experience.
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MirrorLink
Connect your device to a vehicle to control your device’s MirrorLink apps on the vehicle’s
head unit monitor.
Your device is compatible with vehicles that support MirrorLink version 1.1 or higher.
Connecting your device to a vehicle via MirrorLink
When using this feature for the first time, connect the device to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
1 Pair your device with a vehicle via Bluetooth.
Refer to Pairing with other Bluetooth devices for more information.
2 Connect your device to the vehicle using a USB cable.
When they are connected, access your device’s MirrorLink apps on the head unit monitor.
Ending the MirrorLink connection
Unplug the USB cable from your device and the vehicle.
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Mobile printing
An introduction
Connect the device to a printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents.
Some printers may not be compatible with the device.
Adding printer plug-ins
Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → Printing → Download plugin.
2 Search for a printer plug-in in Play Store.
3 Select a printer plug-in and install it.
4 Select the printer plug-in and tap the switch at the top right of the screen to activate it.
The device searches for printers that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your
device.
To add printers manually, tap Samsung Print Service Plugin → → Add printer →
.
To change print settings, tap → Settings.
Printing content
While viewing content, such as images or documents, tap → Print, and then select a printer.
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Device and data manager
Updating the device
The device can be updated to the latest software.
Updating over the air
The device can be directly updated to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air (FOTA)
service.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → About device → Software updates → Update now.
Tick Auto update to automatically check for available updates. To download updates
only when a Wi-Fi connection is activated, tick Wi-Fi only.
Updating with Samsung Kies
Connect the device to a computer and update the device to the latest software.
1 On the computer, download the latest version of Samsung Kies from the Samsung
website.
2 On the computer, launch Samsung Kies and connect the device to the computer using a
USB cable.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to update the device.
• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
updating.
• While updating the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process. Before updating, disconnect all
other media devices from the computer.
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Transferring files between the device and a
computer
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files.
Doing so may cause data loss or device damage.
The devices may not connect properly if they are connected via a USB hub. Directly
connect the device to the computer’s USB port.
Connecting as a media device
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open the notification panel, and then tap Connected as a media device → Media
device (MTP).
Tap Camera (PTP) if your computer does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) or
not have any appropriate driver installed.
3 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Connecting with Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is a computer app that manages media contents and personal information
with Samsung devices.
1 On the computer, download the latest version of Samsung Kies from the Samsung
website.
2 On the computer, launch Samsung Kies and connect the device to the computer using a
USB cable.
3 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information.
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Backing up and restoring data
Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up
your sensitive information to a backup account and access it later. You must sign in to your
Google or Samsung account to back up or restore data.
Using a Google account
1 Tap Settings on the All apps screen.
2 Tap Backup and reset and tick Back up my data.
3 Tap Backup account and select an account as the backup account.
Using a Samsung account
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Samsung account → Backup, tick the
items to back up, and then tap Back up now → Back up. To set the device to automatically
back up data, tick Auto back up.
• To restore data using a Google account, open the All apps screen, tap Settings
→ Backup and reset, and then tick Automatic restore. When you reinstall apps,
backed up settings and data will be restored.
• To restore data using a Samsung account, open the All apps screen and tap
Settings → Accounts → Samsung account → Restore. Current data will be
deleted from the device to restore the selected items.
Performing a data reset
Delete all settings and data on the device. Before performing a factory data reset, ensure you
back up all important data stored on the device. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for
more information.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → Reset
device → Erase everything. The device automatically restarts.
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Settings
An introduction
Customize settings for a wide range of functions and apps. You can make your device more
personalized by configuring various setting options.
Configuring settings
Tap Settings on the All apps screen to access the Settings screen.
To search for settings by entering keywords, tap
.
You can change the view mode from list view to separate tabs. Tap → View as →
Tab view.
QUICK SETTINGS
Create a list of frequently used settings.
Tap → Edit quick settings. Tick items to add or deselect items to remove, and then tap
Done.
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CONNECTIONS
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi, and then tap the Wi-Fi switch to activate it.
2 Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list.
Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon.
3 Tap Connect.
Adding Wi-Fi networks
If the desired network does not appear in the Wi-Fi networks list, you can add it manually.
1 Tap Add Wi-Fi network at the bottom of the list.
2 Enter the network name in Network SSID.
3 Select the security type.
4 Enter the password if it is not an open network, and then tap Connect.
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Using Smart network switch
Use this feature to maintain a stable network connection when you browse webpages,
download content, and more.
On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi, and then tick Smart network switch.
The device automatically switches between Wi-Fi and mobile networks, and also between
2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands.
• Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
• Once the device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will reconnect to that
network each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the
device connecting to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks
and tap Forget.
Bluetooth
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth, and then tap the Bluetooth switch to activate it.
Tap to view more options.
Tethering and Mobile hotspot
Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other
devices if an Internet connection is unavailable. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi, USB, or
Bluetooth.
On the Settings screen, tap Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
You may incur additional charges when using this feature.
• Mobile hotspot: Use the mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection
with computers or other devices.
• USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile data connection with
a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless
modem for the computer.
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Using the mobile hotspot
Use your device as a mobile hotspot to share your device’s mobile data connection with other
devices.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Tethering and Mobile hotspot → Mobile hotspot.
2 Tap the Mobile hotspot switch to activate it.
The icon appears on the status bar. Other devices can find your device in the Wi-Fi
networks list.
By default, network security is set to WPA2 PSK. To change the Network SSID, security
level, or password for the mobile hotspot, tap → Configure hotspot. Make the required
changes and tap Save.
3 On the other device’s screen, search for and select your device from the Wi-Fi networks
list.
4 On the connected device, use the device’s mobile data connection to access the Internet.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
On the Settings screen, tap Flight mode.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount and customize the settings for the limitation.
On the Settings screen, tap Data usage.
• Mobile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Set mobile data limit: Set a limit for mobile data usage.
• Data usage cycle: Set a monthly reset date to monitor data usage between periods.
Tap to view more options.
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Location
Change settings for location information permissions.
On the Settings screen, tap Location, and then tap the Location switch to activate it.
• Mode: Select a method to collect your location data.
• RECENT LOCATION REQUESTS: View which apps request your current location
information and their battery usage.
• LOCATION SERVICES: View the location services your device is using.
• My places: Save your favourite locations for use with apps that require location
information. Your device will provide relevant information and services by recognizing
saved locations using Maps, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth.
NFC and sharing
Change the settings for various sharing features.
On the Settings screen, tap NFC and sharing.
• NFC: Change settings for using the NFC feature. Refer to NFC for more information.
• Nearby devices: Change the settings for sharing content with nearby devices. All devices
must support Wi-Fi Direct or be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or a mobile
hotspot.
• Printing: Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search
for available printers or add one manually to print files. Refer to Mobile printing for more
information.
• Screen Mirroring: Activate the screen mirroring feature to share your display with others.
Refer to Screen Mirroring for more information.
• MirrorLink: Use the MirrorLink feature to control your device’s MirrorLink apps on the
vehicle’s head unit monitor. Refer to MirrorLink for more information.
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More networks
Customize settings to control networks.
On the Settings screen, tap More networks.
• Download booster: Set the device to download large files (over 30 MB) faster using
Wi-Fi and mobile networks simultaneously. A stronger Wi-Fi signal will provide a faster
download speed.
• This feature may not be supported by some devices.
• You may incur additional charges when downloading files via the mobile network.
• When you download large files, the device may heat up. If the device exceeds a set
temperature, the feature will turn off.
• If network signals are unstable, the speed and performance of this feature may be
affected.
• If the Wi-Fi and mobile network connections have significantly different data
transfer speeds, the device may use only the fastest connection.
• This feature supports Hypertext Transmission Protocol (HTTP) 1.1 and Hypertext
Transmission Protocol Secure (HTTPS). The feature cannot be used with other
protocols, such as FTP.
• Default messaging app: Select the default app to use for messaging.
• Mobile networks: Configure your mobile network settings.
• VPN: Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
DEVICE
Sound
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Sound.
• Sound mode: Set the device to use sound mode or silent mode.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, system sounds, and
notifications.
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• Vibration intensity: Adjust the force of the vibration notification.
• Ringtones: Add or select a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.
• Notifications: Select a ringtone for events, such as incoming messages.
• Vibrate when ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Dialing keypad tone: Set the device to sound when you tap the buttons on the keypad.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when you select an app or option on the
touchscreen.
• Screen lock sound: Set the device to sound when you lock or unlock the touchscreen.
• Haptic feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you tap keys.
• Sound when tapped: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Vibrate when tapped: Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched.
Display and wallpaper
Change the display settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Display and wallpaper.
• Brightness: Set the brightness of the display.
• Wallpaper: Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen.
• Font: Change the font size and type.
• One-handed operation: Activate one-handed operation mode for your convenience
when using the device with one hand. Refer to One-handed operation for more
information.
• Screen rotation: Set the content to rotate automatically when the device is turned.
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are
looking at the display.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Screen mode: Change the screen mode.
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• Auto adjust screen tone: Set the device to save power by adjusting the brightness of the
display.
• Daydream: Set the device to launch a screensaver when the device is charging or
connected to a desktop dock.
• LED indicator: Set the device to turn the LED indicator on or off.
• Touch key light duration: Set the duration that the Recents key and the Back key’s
backlight remains on.
• Increase touch sensitivity: Set the device to allow use of the touchscreen with gloves on.
Depending on the type of material you wear while touching the device, some
commands may not be recognized.
Lock screen
Change the settings for the locked screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen.
• Screen lock: Change the screen lock method. The following options may vary depending
on the screen lock method selected.
• Show information: Change settings for the items displayed on the locked screen.
• Camera shortcut: Set the device to show the camera shortcut on the locked screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Action memo on lock screen: Set the device to launch Action memo when you doubletap the locked screen with the S Pen while pressing and holding the S Pen button.
• Unlock effect: Select an effect that you see when you unlock the screen.
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Multi window
Set the device to use Multi window.
On the Settings screen, tap Multi window, and then tap the Multi window switch to activate
it.
• Open in multi window view: Set the device to activate the Multi window feature when
you open files from My Files, Video, or attachments in messages.
• Pop-up view shortcut: Set the device to display the app screen in a pop-up window
when you drag down diagonally from the left top edge of the screen.
Notification panel
Rearrange the quick setting buttons displayed on the notification panel.
On the Settings screen, tap Notification panel.
S Pen
Change the settings for using the S Pen.
On the Settings screen, tap S Pen.
• Air command: Set the device to display the air command features when you hover the
S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button.
• Air view: Activate the air view feature to perform various actions with the S Pen.
• Pointer: Set the device to display the S Pen pointer when hovering the S Pen over the
screen.
• Direct pen input: Set the device to display the handwriting field icon when hovering the
S Pen over a text input field.
• S Pen alerts: Set the device to display a pop-up alert and emit a sound if you walk when
the touchscreen is off and S Pen is removed from the device.
• Disable pen detection: Set the screen not to respond when inserting or removing the
S Pen.
• S Pen sound: Set the device to make writing sounds when you write or draw on the
screen with the S Pen.
• S Pen vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you write or draw on the
screen with the S Pen.
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• Detachment options: Set the device to automatically launch Action memo or display
the air command features when the S Pen is removed from the slot.
• Attach/detach sound: Set the device to emit a sound when the S Pen is inserted or
removed from the slot.
• Attach/detach vibration: Set the device to vibrate when the S Pen is inserted or removed
from the slot.
Motions and gestures
Activate the motion recognition feature and change the settings that control motion
recognition on your device.
On the Settings screen, tap Motions and gestures.
• Direct call: Set the device to make a voice call by picking up and holding the device near
your ear while viewing call, message, or contact details.
• Smart alert: Set the device to alert you if you have missed calls or new messages when
you pick up the device.
• Mute/Pause: Set the device to mute incoming calls or alarms when you cover the screen
with your palm or turn the device over.
• Palm swipe to capture: Set the device to capture a screenshot when you swipe your
hand to the left or right across the screen.
Edge screen
Change the settings for using the Edge screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Edge screen.
• Manage panels: Manage panels that you can use on the Edge screen. You can download
additional panels from GALAXY Apps.
• Express me: Create or delete your own panels to use on the Edge screen.
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• Information stream: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the Edge
screen’s backlight. You can also customize settings for displaying stock, sports, or news
information on the Edge screen.
• Night clock: Set the device to use the Edge screen as a clock at night. You can set the
duration that the night clock stays on.
• Edge screen text: Enter the message displayed on the Edge screen.
• Show Edge screen on left: Allow the interface to automatically rotate 180° when you
rotate the device 180°.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
PERSONALISATION
Accounts
Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with.
On the Settings screen, tap Accounts.
Cloud
Change sync, backup, and restore settings for your Samsung and Dropbox accounts.
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud.
Backup and reset
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
On the Settings screen, tap Backup and reset.
• Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and app data to the Google server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set the device to restore settings and app data when the apps are
reinstalled on the device.
• Factory data reset: Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data.
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Easy mode
Set the device to easy mode.
On the Settings screen, tap Easy mode.
• Standard mode: Set the device to standard mode.
• Easy mode: Set the device to easy mode.
• EASY APPLICATIONS: Select apps to apply simpler layouts.
Accessibility
Use this feature to improve accessibility to the device. Refer to About Accessibility for more
information.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.
Blocking mode
Select which notifications will be blocked or set to allow notifications for calls from specified
contacts in blocking mode.
On the Settings screen, tap Blocking mode, and then tap the Blocking mode switch to
activate it.
Private mode
Set the device to prevent others from accessing your personal content by activating private
mode. Refer to Private mode for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch to activate
it.
• Private mode access type: Set or change the unlock method to activate private mode.
• Auto disable: Set the device to exit private mode automatically when the screen turns
off.
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Finger Scanner
Register your fingerprint to the device to secure the device or sign in to your Samsung
account. Refer to Finger Scanner for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Finger Scanner.
• Fingerprint manager: Register or delete fingerprint information.
• Change backup password: Set a backup password to use if the device does not
recognize your fingerprint.
• Screen lock: Change the screen lock method.
• Web sign-in: Set the device to verify registered accounts using fingerprints.
• Verify Samsung account: Set the device to verify your Samsung account with
fingerprints.
• Pay with PayPal: Set the device to verify your PayPal account and to authorize purchases
using your fingerprints.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
SYSTEM
Language and input
Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the
selected language.
On the Settings screen, tap Language and input.
• Language: Select a display language for all menus and apps.
• Default: Select a default keyboard type for text input.
• Samsung keyboard: Change the Samsung keyboard settings. To access the setting
options, tap .
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
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• Google voice typing: Change the voice input settings. To access the setting options, tap
. Tick this option to use voice input for entering text.
• Language: Select a language for handwriting recognition. You can search for files
containing handwriting in the selected language.
• Voice search: Change the voice search settings.
• Text-to-speech options: Change the text-to-speech settings.
• Notification readout: Set the device to read aloud notifications when you have incoming
calls, messages, or events.
• Pointer speed: Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your
device.
Date and time
Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date.
On the Settings screen, tap Date and time.
If the battery becomes fully discharged or is removed from the device, the time and
date are reset.
• Automatic date and time: Automatically update the time and date when moving across
time zones.
• Set date: Set the current date manually.
• Set time: Set the current time manually.
• Automatic time zone: Set the device to receive time zone information from the network
when you move across time zones.
• Select time zone: Set the home time zone.
• Use 24-hour format: Display time in 24-hour format.
• Select date format: Select a date format.
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Safety assistance
Activate the Safety assistance features.
On the Settings screen, tap Safety assistance.
• Emergency mode: Set the device to activate emergency mode and reduce battery
consumption by using basic functions, such as calling. Refer to Emergency mode for
more information.
• Geo News: Set the device to receive notifications for severe weather conditions. To use
this feature, you need to download and install the required app.
• Send help messages: Set the device to send help messages by pressing the Power
key three times. You can also send sound recordings along with the message to the
recipients. Refer to Send help messages for more information.
• Manage primary contacts: Add or edit the recipients for help messages.
Accessories
Change the accessory settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessories.
• Dock sound: Set the device to play a sound when your device is connected to or
removed from a desktop dock.
• Audio output: Select a sound output format to use when connecting your device to
HDMI devices. Some devices may not support the surround sound setting.
Power saving
Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode. Refer to Power
saving feature for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Power saving.
• Power saving mode: Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for powersaving mode.
• Ultra power saving mode: Extend standby time and reduce battery consumption by
displaying a simpler layout and allowing limited access to an app.
The estimated maximum standby time shows the time remaining before the battery
power runs out if the device is not used. Standby time may vary depending on your
device settings and operating conditions.
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• Fast charging: Set the device to use the fast charging feature. Refer to Fast charging for
more information.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the percentage of the battery
remaining on the status bar.
Storage
View memory information for your device and memory card, mount or remove a memory
card, or format a memory card..
On the Settings screen, tap Storage.
Formatting a memory card permanently deletes all data from it.
The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default apps occupy part of the memory.
The available capacity may change when you update the device.
Security
Change settings for securing the device and the SIM or USIM card.
On the Settings screen, tap Security.
• Device administrators: View device administrators installed on the device. You can allow
device administrators to apply new policies to the device.
• Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources.
• Verify apps: Set the device to check the apps for harmful content before installing them.
• Encrypt device: Set a password to encrypt data saved on the device. You must enter the
password each time you turn on the device.
Encrypting data may take more than an hour. Before encrypting data, connect the
charger to fully charge the battery and do not unplug it until data encryption is
complete.
• Encrypt external SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.
If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the device
will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the
device.
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• Remote controls: Set the device to allow control of your lost or stolen device remotely
via the Internet. To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account.
• SIM change alert: Activate or deactivate the Find my mobile feature which helps locate
the device when lost or stolen.
• Go to website: Access the Find my mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com). You
can track and control your lost or stolen device from the Find my mobile website.
• Reactivation lock: Set the device to require your Samsung account after the device has
been reset to prevent others from reactivating the device.
• Set up SIM card lock: Change the SIM card lock settings.
• Make passwords visible: Set the device to display passwords as they are entered.
• Security policy updates: Set the device to check and download security updates.
• Send security reports: Set the device to automatically send the updated security reports
to Samsung.
• Storage type: Set a storage type for credential files.
• Trusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various apps.
• Install from device storage: Install encrypted certificates stored in the internal memory.
• Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.
Help
View help information to learn how to use the device and apps or configure important
settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Help.
About device
Access device information, edit the device name, or update device software.
On the Settings screen, tap About device.
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APPLICATIONS
Application manager
View and manage the apps on your device.
On the Settings screen, tap Application manager.
Default applications
Select a default setting for using apps.
On the Settings screen, tap Default applications.
Application settings
Customize app settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Application settings.
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Accessibility
About Accessibility
Improve accessibility with features that make the device easier to use for users who have
impaired vision, hearing, and reduced dexterity.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility.
Using the Home key to open accessibility menus
You can access the following accessibility menus by pressing the Home key three times
quickly.
• Accessibility
• TalkBack
• Negative colours
• Interaction control
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Direct access, and then tap the
Direct access switch to activate it. Then, select an accessibility menu to open when you press
the Home key three times quickly.
Voice feedback (TalkBack)
Activating TalkBack
When you activate TalkBack, the device reads aloud the text on the screen or selected
features.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack.
2 Tap the TalkBack switch to activate it.
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3 Tap OK. The device will start voice feedback.
Some features are not available while you are using TalkBack.
Deactivating TalkBack
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack.
2 Tap the TalkBack switch and tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly.
3 Tap OK and tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly. The device will stop voice
feedback.
Controlling the screen with finger gestures
You can use various finger gestures to control the screen while you are using TalkBack.
• Exploring the screen: Place a finger on the screen and move your finger to explore the
screen. Select and hold on an item and the device reads aloud the item. When you
release your finger, the item under your finger is selected.
• Selecting items: Tap an item to select it. Or, select and hold on an item while exploring
the screen, and then release your finger.
• Opening the selected item: While selected items are read aloud, when you hear the item
you want, release your finger from the item. Then, tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly.
• Selecting the previous item: Quickly swipe upwards or to the left on the screen with one
finger.
• Selecting the next item: Quickly swipe downwards or to the right on the screen with one
finger.
• Scrolling the lists: Swipe upwards or downwards using two fingers.
• Returning to the previous page: Swipe to the right using two fingers.
• Moving to the next page: Swipe to the left using two fingers.
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• Unlocking the screen: Swipe in any direction within the locked screen area using two
fingers.
• Opening the notification panel: Drag the top of the screen downwards using two fingers.
• Opening the quick settings panel: Drag the top of the screen downwards using three
fingers.
You can configure finger gesture settings for TalkBack in Manage gestures. Refer to
Configuring finger gesture settings for more information.
Configuring finger gesture settings
When using TalkBack, you can use finger gestures to perform various actions, such as
returning to the previous screen, opening the Home screen, and more. Configure finger
gestures before using them.
Configuring settings for vertical gestures
You can use two-part vertical gestures by dragging your finger upwards and downwards from
the bottom of the screen, or vice versa.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack → Settings →
Manage gestures → Two-part vertical gestures. Then, select one of the following features:
• Move to the first and last items on screen: When you drag your finger upwards and
then downwards on the screen, the first item at the top of the screen is selected. When
you drag your finger downwards and then upwards on the screen, the last item at the
bottom of the screen is selected.
• Cycle through reading granularities: When you drag your finger upwards and then
downwards on the screen, the reading unit changes. The reading unit changes to page,
paragraph, line, word, character, and default. When you drag your finger downwards and
then upwards on the screen, the reading units change in reverse order.
Configuring settings for shortcut gestures
You can change shortcut gestures or assign features to empty shortcuts.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack → Settings →
Manage gestures. Select a gesture, and then assign a feature to it.
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Pausing TalkBack
Open the global contextual menu by dragging your finger downwards and then to the right
on the screen without releasing it. When you select Pause feedback at the top left of the
screen, TalkBack pauses.
Adding and managing image labels
You can assign labels to images on the screen. The device reads aloud the labels when the
images are selected. Add labels to unlabelled images by using the local contextual menu.
Open the local contextual menu by dragging your finger upwards and then to the right on
the screen without releasing it. Tap and hold the screen and draw a circle around the menu
with your finger to explore the menus. When you hear the add label menu, release your finger
to add labels.
To view the labels, open the All apps screen and tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision →
TalkBack → Settings → Manage custom labels.
Configuring settings for TalkBack
Configure settings for TalkBack for your convenience.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack → Settings.
• Speech volume: Adjust the volume level for voice feedback.
• Use pitch changes: Set the device to read aloud text at a low pitch when it is entered
using a keyboard.
• Keyboard echo: Set the device to read aloud a word that you enter using a keyboard
when you tap the space key.
• Speak when screen is off: Set the device to provide voice feedback when the screen is
turned off.
• Use proximity sensor: Set the device to pause voice feedback when you place your hand
over the sensor at the top of the device.
• Shake to start continuous reading: Set the device to read aloud the text displayed on
the screen when you shake the device. You can select from various shaking speeds.
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• Speak caller ID: Set the device to read the caller’s name aloud when you have an
incoming call.
• Vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you explore the screen.
• Sound feedback: Set the device to emit a sound when you control the screen, such as
scrolling the screen, and more.
• Focus speech audio: Set the device to turn the media volume down when the device
reads an item aloud.
• Sound volume: Adjust the volume that sound is played when you touch the screen to
control it. This feature is available when Sound feedback is selected.
• Explore by touch: Set the device to read aloud the items under your finger.
• Automatically scroll lists: Set the device to automatically scroll through the rest of the
list not displayed on the screen and read the items aloud.
• Single-tap selection: Set the device to open the selected item by tapping it once.
• Launch “Explore by touch” tutorial: View the tutorial about using the Explore by touch
feature.
• Manage gestures: Assign actions to perform using finger gestures. Refer to Configuring
finger gesture settings for more information.
• Manage custom labels: View the labels you added.
• Resume from suspend: Select a method to resume voice feedback when TalkBack is
paused.
• Developer settings: Set options for app development.
Using the device with the screen turned off
Set the device to turn the screen off at all times to keep the content on your screen private.
The screen does not turn on when you press the Home key or tap the screen. Currently
activated features do not turn off when the screen is off.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick Dark screen.
You can activate or deactivate this feature by pressing the Power key twice.
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Reading passwords aloud
Set the device to read the password aloud when you enter the password while TalkBack is
activated.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick Speak
passwords.
Setting text-to-speech features
Change the settings for text-to-speech features used when TalkBack is activated, such as
languages, speed, and more.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Text-to-speech options,
and then use the following functions:
• Samsung text-to-speech engine / Google Text-to-speech engine: Select an engine for
the text-to-speech feature.
• Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
• Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example. If the device cannot read
examples aloud, tap → Install voice data to download and install voice data for the
text-to-speech feature.
• Default language status: View the status of the current language set for the text-to
speech feature.
Entering text using the keyboard
To display the keyboard, tap the text input field, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly.
When you touch the keyboard with your finger, the device reads aloud the character keys
under your finger. When you hear the character you want, release your finger from the screen
to select it. The character is entered and the device reads the text aloud.
If Rapid key input is not activated, release your finger from the character you want, and then
tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly. To activate the rapid key input feature, open the All
apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick Rapid key input.
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Entering additional characters
Tap and hold a key on the keyboard to enter additional characters available for the key. A
pop-up window appears above the key showing available characters. To select a character,
drag your finger on the pop-up window until you hear the character you want, and release it.
Vision
Changing the font size
Use this feature to change the font size. Setting the font size to Huge may not be available in
some apps.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Font size.
Magnifying the screen
Use this feature to magnify the screen and to zoom in on a specific area.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Magnification gestures,
and then tap the Magnification gestures switch to activate it.
• Zooming in and out: Quickly tap the screen three times to zoom in on a specific area.
Quickly tap the screen three times again to return to the normal view.
• Exploring the screen by scrolling: Drag two or more fingers across the magnified screen.
• Adjusting zoom ratio: Pinch two or more fingers on the magnified screen or spread them
apart.
You can also temporarily magnify the screen by tapping the screen three times and holding.
While holding the screen, drag your finger to explore the screen. Release your finger to return
to the normal view.
• Keyboards on the screen cannot be magnified.
• When this feature is activated, the performance of some apps, such as Phone and
Calculator, may be affected.
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Hover zoom
Use this feature to magnify content shown on the screen by hovering a pen over it.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Hover zoom, and then tap
the Hover zoom switch to activate it.
Drag the zoom percentage bar to the left or right or tap Magnifier size to change the
magnifier settings.
When this feature is activated, you cannot use some other features, such as the air
command, air view, direct pen input, and TalkBack features.
Setting notification reminders
Use this feature to alert you to notifications that you have not checked at the interval.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Notification reminder, and
then tap the Notification reminder switch to activate it.
To set an interval between alerts, tap Reminder interval.
Reversing the display colours
Use this feature to improve screen visibility and to help users recognize text on the screen
more easily.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick Negative
colours.
Colour adjustment
Use this feature to adjust how colours are displayed on the screen if you have difficulty in
distinguishing colours. The device changes the colours into more recognisable colours.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Colour adjustment, and
then tap the Colour adjustment switch to activate it. Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the colour adjustment procedure.
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Hearing
Setting flash notification
Set the flash to blink when you have incoming calls, new messages, or notifications.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tick Flash
notification.
Turning off all sounds
Set the device to mute all device sounds, such as media sounds, and the caller’s voice during
a call.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tick Turn off all
sounds.
Caption settings
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing → Samsung subtitles (CC)
or Google subtitles (CC), and then tap the Samsung subtitles (CC) or the Google subtitles
(CC) switch to activate it.
Select an option for configuring the caption settings.
Adjusting the sound balance
Set the device to adjust the sound balance when using a headset.
1 Connect a headset to the device and wear it.
2 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing → Sound balance.
3 Drag the adjustment bar to the left or right and adjust the sound balance, and then tap
Set.
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Mono audio
Mono output combines stereo sound into one signal that is played through all headset
speakers. Use this if you have a hearing impairment or if a single earbud is more convenient.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tick Mono audio.
Sound detectors
Set the device to vibrate when it detects your doorbell or a baby crying.
Baby crying detector
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing → Sound detectors →
Baby crying detector and tap the switch to activate it.
2 Read the on-screen information and tap OK → OK.
3 Tap to start using the baby crying detector.
The device will vibrate when it detects sound and the alert will be saved as a log.
Doorbell detector
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing → Sound detectors →
Doorbell detector and tap the switch to activate it.
2 Read the on-screen information and tap OK → OK.
3 Tap to make a recording of your doorbell. When you are finished recording, tap Next.
4 Tap and ring your doorbell to check if it is recorded correctly. When the device detects
the doorbell sound, tap OK.
To change the doorbell sound, tap → Change doorbell sound.
When the doorbell detector is set up, tap to start using the doorbell detector. The device
will vibrate when it detects the doorbell sound.
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Changing the alert settings
Tap → Settings to use the following options:
• Vibration intensity: Adjust the force of the vibration notification.
• Vibrations: Change the vibration pattern.
• Flash notification: Set the flash to blink when detecting sound.
Auto haptic
When the auto haptic feature is activated, the device will vibrate with the sound when
playing music, watching videos, or playing games. It will also vibrate when buttons are
tapped in supported apps.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tick Auto haptic.
Some apps may not support this feature.
Dexterity and interaction
Assistant menu
Displaying the assistive shortcut icon
Set the device to display the assistive shortcut icon for accessing apps, features, and settings.
You can easily control the device by tapping the assistive menus in the icon.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction →
Assistant menu.
2 Tap the Assistant menu switch to activate it, and then tap OK to enable single tap mode.
The assistive shortcut icon appears at the bottom right of the screen.
3 Tap Dominant hand to move the assistive shortcut icon to a convenient location.
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Accessing assistive menus
The assistive shortcut icon appears as a floating icon for easy access to the assistive menus
from any screen.
When you tap the assistive shortcut icon, the icon expands slightly and the assistive menus
appear on the icon. Tap the up or down arrow to move to other panels or swipe upwards or
downwards to select other menus.
Using the cursor
On the assistive menu, tap Cursor. You can control the screen using small finger movements
on the touch area. Drag your finger on the touch area to move the cursor. Also, tap the screen
to select items under the cursor.
Use the following options:
• /
: Select an item or scroll left or right on the screen.
•
/
: Scroll up or down the screen.
•
: Move the touch area to another location.
•
: Magnify the area where the cursor is located.
•
: Close the touch area.
To change the cursor settings, open the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility →
Dexterity and interaction → Assistant menu. Then, customize settings in TOUCHPAD AND
CURSOR SETTINGS.
Using enhanced assistive menus
Set the device to display enhanced assistive menus for selected apps.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction →
Assistant menu → Assistant plus, tap the Assistant plus switch to activate it, and then select
apps.
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Turning on the screen with the air gesture feature
Use the air gesture feature to turn on the screen by moving your hand above the sensor
at the top of the device. You can turn on the screen without pressing a key. When you use
this feature, place the device on a flat surface or hold the device securely to prevent it from
moving.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction → Air
wake up, and then tap the Air wake up switch to activate it.
Setting tap and hold delay options
Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction → Tap
and hold delay, and then select an option.
Interaction control
Activate interaction control mode to restrict the device’s reaction to inputs while using apps.
1 On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction →
Interaction control.
2 Tap the Interaction control switch to activate it.
3 Press and hold the Home key and the Volume key down simultaneously while using an
app.
4 Adjust the size of the frame or draw a line around an area that you want to restrict.
5 Tap Done.
The device displays the restricted area. The restricted area will not react when you touch
it and the devices hard keys will be disabled.
To deactivate interaction control mode, press and hold the Home key and the Volume key
down simultaneously.
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Answering or ending calls
Change the method of answering or ending calls.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Answering and ending calls.
Select the desired method.
Using single tap mode
When an alarm sounds or a call comes in, tap the button to stop the alarm or answer the call
instead of dragging the button.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility, and then tick Single tap mode.
Managing accessibility settings
Saving accessibility settings in a file
Export the current accessibility settings in a file.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Manage accessibility → Import/
Export, select an export option, and then tap OK.
Importing an accessibility settings file
Import an accessibility settings file and update the current settings.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Manage accessibility → Import/
Export, and then select an import option. Select a file to import and tap Done → OK. The
accessibility settings will be updated according to the imported file.
Sharing accessibility settings files
Share accessibility settings files with others via email, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, and more.
On the All apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Manage accessibility → Share via.
Then, select the accessibility files and tap Done. Select a sharing method and follow the onscreen instructions to share the files.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For more information, contact your service provider.
Your device displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact
your service provider.
Your device does not turn on
• When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Fully charge the
battery before turning on the device.
• The battery may not be inserted properly. Insert the battery again.
• Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and insert the battery again.
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The touchscreen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a protective cover or optional accessories to the touchscreen, the
touchscreen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touchscreen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touchscreen may
malfunction.
• The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is updated to the latest version.
• If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or reinsert the battery and turn
on the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold
the Power key and the Volume key down simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the All apps screen, tap
Settings → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → Reset device → Erase everything.
Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup copies of all important
data stored in the device.
If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialing.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using a headset, ensure that it is properly connected.
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Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume by pressing the Volume key or move to another area.
A cellular network or the Internet is often disconnected or audio
quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Recharge or replace the battery.
The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that the charger is connected properly.
• If the battery terminals are dirty, the battery may not charge properly or the device may
turn off. Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and try charging the battery again.
• The batteries in some devices are not user-replaceable. To have the battery replaced, visit
a Samsung Service Centre.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the useful charge
may be reduced.
• Battery consumption increases when you use messaging features or some apps, such as
games or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
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Your device is hot to the touch
When you use apps that require more power or use apps on your device for an extended
period of time, your device may feel hot to the touch. This is normal and should not affect
your device’s lifespan or performance.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera
app. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery or replace it with a battery that is fully charged.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these
tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
Error messages appear when opening multimedia files
If you receive error messages or multimedia files do not play when you open them on your
device, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is
DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file.
• Ensure that the file formats are supported by the device. If a file format is not supported,
such as DivX or AC3, install an app that supports it. To confirm the file formats that your
device supports, visit www.samsung.com.
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• Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos
captured by other devices may not work properly.
• Your device supports multimedia files that are authorized by your network service
provider or providers of additional services. Some content circulated on the Internet,
such as ringtones, videos, or wallpapers, may not work properly.
Another Bluetooth device is not located
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your device.
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on the device you wish to connect
to.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
A connection is not established when you connect the device to a
computer
• Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your device.
• Ensure that you have the proper driver installed and updated on your computer.
• If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher
installed on your computer.
• Ensure that you have Samsung Kies or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on
your computer.
Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi
or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
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Data stored in the device has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot
restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored in
the device.
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
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Health and Safety
This safety information contains content for mobile devices. Some content may be not
applicable to your device. To prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your device,
read the safety information about your device before using the device.
Warning: Failure to comply with safety warnings and
regulations can cause serious injury or death.
Do not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical sockets
• Unsecured connections can cause electric shock or fire.
Do not touch the power cord with wet hands or disconnect the charger by pulling the
cord
• Doing so may result in electrocution.
Do not bend or damage the power cord
• Doing so may cause electric shock or fire.
Do not use your device while it is charging or touch your device with wet hands
• Doing so may cause electric shock.
Do not short-circuit the charger or the device
• Doing so may cause electric shock or fire, or the battery may malfunction or explode.
Do not use your device outdoor during a thunderstorm
• Doing so may result in electric shock or device malfunction.
Use manufacturer-approved chargers, accessories, and supplies
• Using generic batteries or chargers may shorten the life of your device or cause the
device to malfunction. They may also cause a fire or cause the battery to explode.
• Use only Samsung-approved battery and charger specifically designed for your device.
Incompatible battery and charger can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
• Samsung cannot be responsible for the user’s safety when using accessories or supplies
that are not approved by Samsung.
• Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the device
Handle and dispose of the device and charger with care
• Never dispose of the battery or device in a fire. Never place the device on or in heating
devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. The device may explode when
overheated. Follow all local regulations when disposing of used battery or device.
• Never crush or puncture the device.
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• Avoid exposing the device to high external pressure, which can lead to an internal short
circuit and overheating.
Protect the device and charger from damage
• Avoid exposing your device and battery to very cold or very hot temperatures.
• Extreme temperatures can damage the device and reduce the charging capacity and life
of your device and battery.
• Prevent the battery from coming into contact with metal objects, as this can create a
connection between the + and – terminals of your battery and lead to temporary or
permanent battery damage.
• Never use a damaged charger.
Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot cooking equipment, or
high pressure containers
• The battery may leak.
• Your device may overheat and cause a fire.
Do not use or store your device in areas with high concentrations of dust or airborne
materials
• Dust or foreign materials can cause your device to malfunction and may result in fire or
electric shock.
Do not bite or suck the device or the battery
• Doing so may damage the device or result in an explosion or fire.
• Children or animals can choke on small parts.
• If children use the device, make sure that they use the device properly.
Do not insert the device or supplied accessories into the eyes, ears, or mouth
• Doing so may cause suffocation or serious injuries.
Do not handle a damaged or leaking Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery
• For safe disposal of your Li-Ion battery, contact your nearest authorized service centre.
Caution: Failure to comply with safety cautions and regulations
can cause injury or property damage
Do not use your device near other electronic devices
• Most electronic devices use radio frequency signals. Your device may interfere with other
electronic devices.
• Using an LTE data connection may cause interference with other devices, such as audio
equipment and telephones.
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Do not use your device in a hospital, on an aircraft, or in an automotive equipment that
can be interfered with by radio frequency
• Avoid using your device within a 15 cm range of a pacemaker, if possible, as your device
can interfere with the pacemaker.
• To minimize possible interference with a pacemaker, use your device only on the side of
your body that is opposite the pacemaker.
• If you use medical equipment, contact the equipment manufacturer before using your
device to determine whether or not the equipment will be affected by radio frequencies
emitted by the device.
• On an aircraft, using electronic devices can interfere with the aircraft’s electronic
navigational instruments. Make sure the device is turned off during takeoff and landing.
After takeoff, you can use the device in flight mode if allowed by aircraft personnel.
• Electronic devices in your car may malfunction, due to radio interference from your
device. Contact the manufacturer for more information.
Do not expose the device to heavy smoke or fumes
• Doing so may damage the outside of the device or cause it to malfunction.
If you use a hearing aid, contact the manufacturer for information about radio
interference
• The radio frequency emitted by your device may interfere with some hearing aids. Before
using your device, contact the manufacturer to determine whether or not your hearing
aid will be affected by radio frequencies emitted by the device.
Do not use your device near devices or apparatuses that emit radio frequencies, such as
sound systems or radio towers
• Radio frequencies may cause your device to malfunction.
Turn off the device in potentially explosive environments
• Turn off your device in potentially explosive environments instead of removing the
battery.
• Always comply with regulations, instructions and signs in potentially explosive environments.
• Do not use your device at refuelling points (petrol stations), near fuels or chemicals, or in
blasting areas.
• Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the same
compartment as the device, its parts, or accessories.
If you notice strange smells or sounds coming from your device or the battery, or if
you see smoke or liquids leaking from the device or battery, stop using the device
immediately and take it to a Samsung Service Centre
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• Failure to do so may result in fire or explosion.
Comply with all safety warnings and regulations regarding mobile device usage while
operating a vehicle
• While driving, safely operating the vehicle is your first responsibility. Never use your
mobile device while driving, if it is prohibited by law. For your safety and the safety of
others, use your common sense and remember the following tips:
• Get to know your device and its convenience features, such as speed dial and redial.
These features help you reduce the time needed to place or receive calls on your mobile
device.
• Position your device within easy reach. Make sure you can access your wireless device
without taking your eyes off the road.
• Suspend calls in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions. Rain, sleet, snow, ice, and
heavy traffic can be hazardous.
• Do not take notes or look up phone numbers. Jotting down a “to do” list or flipping
through your address book takes attention away from your primary responsibility of
driving safely.
• Dial sensibly and assess the traffic. Place calls when you are not moving or before pulling
into traffic. Try to plan calls when your car will be stationary.
• Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may be distracting. Make
the person you are talking to aware that you are driving and suspend conversations that
could potentially divert your attention from the road.
Care for and use your mobile device properly
Keep your device dry
• Humidity and liquids may damage the parts or electronic circuits in your device.
• Do not turn on your device if it is wet. If your device is already on, turn it off and remove
the battery immediately (if the device will not turn off or you cannot remove the battery,
leave it as-is). Then, dry the device with a towel and take it to a service centre.
• Liquids will change the colour of the label that indicates water damage inside the device.
Water damage to your device can void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Store your device only on flat surfaces
• If your device falls, it may be damaged.
Do not store your device in very hot or very cold areas. It is recommended to use your
device at temperatures from 5 °C to 35 °C
• Do not store your device in very hot areas such as inside a car in the summertime. Doing
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so may cause the screen to malfunction, result in damage to the device, or cause the
battery to explode.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods of time (on the
dashboard of a car, for example).
• Store the battery at temperatures from 0 °C to 45 °C.
Do not store your device with metal objects, such as coins, keys, and necklaces
• Your device may be scratched or may malfunction.
• If the battery terminals come into contact with metal objects, this may cause a fire.
Do not store your device near magnetic fields
• Your device may malfunction or the battery may discharge from exposure to magnetic
fields.
• Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards, passbooks, and boarding
passes, may be damaged by magnetic fields.
Do not use your device or applications for a while if the device is overheated
• Prolonged exposure of your skin to an overheated device may cause low temperature
burn symptoms, such as red spots and pigmentation.
Do not use your device with the back cover removed
• The battery may fall out of the device, which may result in damage or malfunction.
Use caution when exposed to flashing lights
• While using your device, leave some lights on in the room and do not hold the screen too
close to your eyes.
• Seizures or blackouts can occur when you are exposed to flashing lights while watching
videos or playing Flash-based games for extended periods. If you feel any discomfort,
stop using the device immediately.
• If anyone related to you has experienced seizures or blackouts while using a similar
device, consult a physician before using the device.
• If you feel discomfort, such as a muscle spasm, or disoriented, stop using the device
immediately and consult a physician.
• To prevent eye strain, take frequent breaks while using the device.
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
When you repetitively perform actions, such as pressing keys, drawing characters on a touch
screen with your fingers, or playing games, you may experience occasional discomfort in your
hands, neck, shoulders, or other parts of your body. When using your device for extended
periods, hold the device with a relaxed grip, press the keys lightly, and take frequent breaks. If
you continue to have discomfort during or after such use, stop using the device and consult a
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physician.
Protect your hearing and ears when using a headset
• Excessive exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing damage.
• Exposure to loud sounds while walking may distract your attention and cause an
accident.
• Always turn the volume down before plugging the earphones into an audio source and
use only the minimum volume setting necessary to hear your conversation or music.
• In dry environments, static electricity can build up in the headset. Avoid using headsets
in dry environments or touch a metal object to discharge static electricity before
connecting a headset to the device.
• Do not use a headset while driving or riding. Doing so may distract your attention and
cause an accident, or may be illegal depending on your region.
Use caution when using the device while walking or moving
• Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself or others.
• Make sure the headset cable does not become entangled in your arms or on nearby
objects.
Do not carry your device in your back pockets or around your waist
• You could be injured or damage the device if you fall.
Do not paint or put stickers on your device
• Paint and stickers can clog moving parts and prevent proper operation.
• If you are allergic to paint or metal parts of the device, you may experience itching,
eczema, or swelling of the skin. When this happens, stop using the device and consult
your physician.
Do not use the device if the screen is cracked or broken
• Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face. Take the device to a
Samsung Service Centre to have it repaired.
Install mobile devices and equipment with caution
• Ensure that any mobile devices or related equipment installed in your vehicle are securely
mounted.
• Avoid placing your device and accessories near or in an airbag deployment area.
Improperly installed wireless equipment can cause serious injury when airbags inflate
rapidly.
Do not drop your device or cause impacts to your device
• Your device may be damaged or may malfunction.
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• If bent or deformed, your device may be damaged or parts may malfunction.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Avoid charging your device for more than a week, as overcharging may shorten battery
life.
• Over time, unused device will discharge and must be recharged before use.
• Disconnect the charger from power sources when not in use.
• Leaving batteries unused over time may reduce their lifespan and performance. It may
also cause the batteries to malfunction or explode, or cause a fire.
• Follow all instructions in this manual to ensure the longest lifespan of your device
and battery. Damages or poor performance caused by failure to follow warnings and
instructions can void your manufacturer’s warranty.
• Your device may wear out over time. Some parts and repairs are covered by the warranty
within the validity period, but damages or deterioration caused by using unapproved
accessories are not.
When using the device, mind the following
• Hold the device upright, as you would with a traditional phone.
• Speak directly into the microphone.
• Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause
connectivity problems or drain the battery.
Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device
• Any changes or modifications to your device can void your manufacturer’s warranty. If
your device needs servicing, take your device to a Samsung Service Centre.
• Do not disassemble or puncture the battery, as this can cause explosion or fire.
• Turn off the device before removing the battery. If you remove the battery with the
device turned on, it may cause the device to malfunction.
When cleaning your device, mind the following
• Wipe your device or charger with a towel or an eraser.
• Clean the battery terminals with a cotton ball or a towel.
• Do not use chemicals or detergents. Doing so may discolour or corrode the outside the
device or may result in electric shock or fire.
Do not use the device for anything other than its intended use
• Your device may malfunction.
Avoid disturbing others when using the device in public
Allow only qualified personnel to service your device
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• Allowing unqualified personnel to service your device may result in damage to your
device and will void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Handle SIM cards, memory cards and cables with care
• When inserting a card or connecting a cable to your device, make sure that the card is
inserted or the cable is connected to the proper side.
• Do not remove a card while the device is transferring or accessing information, as this
could result in loss of data and/or damage to the card or device.
• Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and electrical noise from other devices.
• Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with your fingers or metal objects. If
dirty, wipe the card with a soft cloth.
• Inserting a card or connecting a cable by force or improperly may result in damage to the
multipurpose jack or other parts of the device.
Ensure access to emergency services
• Emergency calls from your device may not be possible in some areas or circumstances.
Before travelling in remote or undeveloped areas, plan an alternative method of
contacting emergency services personnel.
Protect your personal data and prevent leakage or misuse of sensitive information
• While using your device, be sure to back up important data. Samsung is not responsible
for the loss of any data.
• When disposing of your device, back up all data and then reset your device to prevent
misuse of your personal information.
• Carefully read the permissions screen when downloading applications. Be particularly
cautious with applications that have access to many functions or to a significant amount
of your personal information.
• Check your accounts regularly for unapproved or suspicious use. If you find any sign of
misuse of your personal information, contact your service provider to delete or change
your account information.
• In the event your device is lost or stolen, change the passwords on your accounts to
protect your personal information.
• Avoid using applications from unknown sources and lock your device with a pattern,
password, or PIN.
Do not distribute copyright-protected material
• Do not distribute copyright-protected material without the permission of the content
owners. Doing this may violate copyright laws. The manufacturer is not liable for any legal
issues caused by the user’s illegal use of copyrighted material.
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Malware and viruses
To protect your device from malware and viruses, follow these usage tips. Failure to do so may
result in damages or loss of data that may not be covered by the warranty service
• Do not download unknown applications.
• Do not visit untrusted websites.
• Delete suspicious messages or email from unknown senders.
• Set a password and change it regularly.
• Deactivate wireless features, such as Bluetooth, when not in use.
• If the device behaves abnormally, run an antivirus program to check for infection.
• Run an antivirus program on your device before you launch newly-downloaded
applications and files.
• Install antivirus programs on your computer and run them regularly to check for
infection.
• Do not edit registry settings or modify the device’s operating system.
Correct disposal of this product
This product and its electronic accessories (e.g., charger, headset, USB cable) should not be
disposed of with other household waste.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste
disposal, please separate these items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly
to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. If you intend to discard the product,
the waste collection site will take the appropriate measures for the recycling and treatment of
the product, including the battery
This device is compliant with RoHS.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
For safe disposal options of your LiIon battery, contact your nearest service centre. For
information on its replacement, please contact your service provider. Do not disassemble,
crush, or puncture the battery. Do not dispose it in a fire.
• Be sure to dispose of your battery properly. In some areas, the disposal of batteries
in household or business trash may be prohibited.
• For safety, do not handle a damaged or leaking LiIon battery.
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Disclaimer
Some content and services accessible through this device belong to third parties and are
protected by copyright, patent, trademark and/or other intellectual property laws. Such
content and services are provided solely for your personal non-commercial use. You may
not use any content or services in a manner that has not been authorized by the content
owner or service provider. Without limiting the foregoing, unless expressly authorized by the
applicable content owner or service provider, you may not modify, copy, republish, upload,
post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or
medium any content or services displayed through this device.
“THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” SAMSUNG DOES NOT
WARRANT CONTENT OR SERVICES SO PROVIDED, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIED, FOR ANY
PURPOSE. SAMSUNG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SAMSUNG DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, VALIDITY, TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, OR
COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS DEVICE
AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SAMSUNG BE LIABLE,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ATTORNEY FEES, EXPENSES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING
OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN, OR AS A RESULT OF
THE USE OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.”
Third party services may be terminated or interrupted at any time, and Samsung makes no
representation or warranty that any content or service will remain available for any period
of time. Content and services are transmitted by third parties by means of networks and
transmission facilities over which Samsung has no control. Without limiting the generality of
this disclaimer, Samsung expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any interruption
or suspension of any content or service made available through this device.
Samsung is neither responsible nor liable for customer service related to the content and
services. Any question or request for service relating to the content or services should be
made directly to the respective content and service providers.
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Acknowledging Special Precautions and Industry Canada Notice
Cautions
Any changes or modifications to your device not expressly approved in this document could
void your warranty for this equipment, and void your authority to operate this equipment.
Only use approved batteries, antennas, and chargers. The use of any unauthorized accessories
may be dangerous and void the phone warranty if they cause damage or a defect to the
device.
Although your device is quite sturdy, it is a complex piece of equipment and can be broken.
Avoid dropping, hitting, bending, or sitting on it.
Information to User
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B digital
device. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation; if this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient/relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning: At very high volumes, prolonged listening to a headset can damage your
hearing.
Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) for Wireless Devices
The SAR is a value that corresponds to the relative amount of RF energy absorbed by the user
of a wireless device.
The SAR value of a device is the result of an extensive testing, measuring and calculation
process. It does not represent how much RF the device emits. All devices are tested at their
highest value in strict laboratory settings. But when in operation, the SAR of a device can be
substantially less than the level reported to Industry Canada. This is because of a variety of
factors including its proximity to a base station antenna, design and other factors. What is
important to remember is that each device meets strict federal guidelines. Variations in SARs
do not represent a variation in safety.
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All devices must meet the federal standard, which incorporates a substantial margin of safety.
As stated above, variations in SAR values between different model devices do not mean
variations in safety. SAR values at or below the federal standard of 1.6 W/kg are considered
safe for use by the public.
The highest reported SAR values for the N915W8 are:
Head: 0.?? W/kg
Body: 0.?? W/kg
This device has been tested and meets RF exposure guidelines when used with an accessory
that contains no metal and that positions the mobile device 0mm from the body.
Owner’s Record
The model number, regulatory number, and serial number are located on a nameplate inside
the battery compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. This will be
helpful if you need to contact us about your phone in the future.
Model: N915W8
Serial No.:
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Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Samsung Electronics
This manual is protected under international copyright laws.
No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form
or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing
in any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of
Samsung Electronics.
Trademarks
• SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics.
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
• Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi
CERTIFIED™, and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
IC Notice
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.