Samsung Galaxy S 4 User Guide
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Table of Contents
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Your Gear S at a Glance
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About the Gear S
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Set Up Your Gear S
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Charge the Battery
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Wear the Gear S
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Replace the Strap
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Connect Gear S to a Smartphone
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Connection Modes
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Pair Your Gear S to a Smartphone
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Activate Your Gear S
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Set Up Voicemail
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Sprint Account Information and Help
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Sprint Account Passwords
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Manage Your Account
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Sprint Support Services
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Gear S Basics
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Your Gear S Layout
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Connection Modes
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Turn Gear S On or Off
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Turn Your Screen On and Off
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Motion Features
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Touchscreen Navigation
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Your Gear S Screens
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Clock
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Moments Bar
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Notifications
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Widgets
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Enter Text
Phone Calls
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Access the Phone App
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Make Phone Calls
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Set an Outgoing Number
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Call Using the Keypad
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Call from Logs
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Call from Contacts
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Make an Emergency Call
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Receive Phone Calls
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Forwarding Calls to the Gear S
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In-call Options
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Voicemail
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Logs
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Access Call Settings
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Contacts
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Access Contacts
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Find a Contact
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Use Contacts
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Favorites
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Accounts and Messaging
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Samsung Account
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Email
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Messaging
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Connection Mode and Messaging
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Send a Message
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View Incoming Messages
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Respond to Messages
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Clear Message Notifications
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Apps and Entertainment
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Gallery
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Navigator
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News Briefing
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Music Player
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Milk Music
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S Health
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Before You Start Exercising
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Set up a User Profile
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Pedometer
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Exercise Mate
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Running
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Heart Rate
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Sleep
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UV
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Tools
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Alarm
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Find My Device
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S Voice
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Samsung Gear App for Smartphones
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Connection Modes and Samsung Gear
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Configure Gear S Settings
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Edit the Gear Home Screen
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Transfer Files to Gear
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S Health App on Smartphone
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Notifications
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Samsung Gear Apps
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Find My Gear
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Samsung Gear App Settings
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Transfer Files Between Your Gear S and a Computer
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Update Your Gear S
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Settings
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Style Settings
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Clocks Settings
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Wallpapers
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Color Theme
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Font
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Call Settings
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Call Forwarding
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General Call Options
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Sound Settings
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Display Settings
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Connections Settings
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Bluetooth Settings
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Mobile Networks Settings
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Wi-Fi Settings
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Airplane Mode
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Data Usage Settings
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Location Settings
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Notifications Settings
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Messages Settings
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Do Not Disturb
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Double Press Settings
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Privacy Lock
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Accessibility Settings
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Motions Settings
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Language & Input Settings
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Language Settings
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Select Keyboard
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Keyboard Settings
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Power Saving Settings
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Reset Gear
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System Update
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Gear Info
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Copyright Information
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Index
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The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your device and Sprint service the first time.
Your Gear S at a Glance
The following illustration outlines your device’s primary features.
About the Gear S
Connecting the Gear S to your smartphone allows you to check notifications, answer or make calls, view and send messages, and more.
If the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone you can still use the standalone features via the Gear S wireless connection:
n Calling
n Sending and receiving messages
For more information about Gear S connection modes, see Connection Modes.
Maintaining Water and Dust Resistance
This device is rated IP67 using the Ingress Protection rating system. The dust rating is 6 (highest level of protection) and the water resistance rating is 7 (water resistant up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes). Despite this classification, your device is not impervious to water damage in any situation. It is important that all compartments are closed tightly.
Follow these tips carefully to prevent damage to the device.
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n Whenever your device gets wet, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.
n Do not expose the device to salt water or ionized water, or to water over 1 meter deep for more than 30 minutes. If your device is exposed to salt water, wash the device with fresh water then dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. Otherwise, when it dries, salt may accumulate and block the microphone, and speaker.
n When drying off your device, be sure to pat the microphone (lower right side of screen), and speaker (rear of device) with a clean, soft cloth to remove as much water as possible.
n When making a call immediately after your device is wet, the microphone may have water in it which may lower the volume that the other person will hear. After drying off the device, allow the device to air-dry before making a call.
n Always keep the USB Port clean and be careful to avoid damaging it.
Set Up Your Gear S
Before using your new Gear S, charge the battery and connect it to a smartphone.
Charge the Battery
Before using your Gear S for the first time, charge the battery. You can charge the Gear S by connecting it to the charging dock and plugging the USB charger into an outlet.
If the battery is completely depleted, you won’t be able to turn on the Gear S immediately, even if the charging dock is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes before turning on the Gear S. While charging, some features are not available.
1. Connect the Gear S to the Charging dock, with the terminals facing each other.
2. Connect the USB charger to the USB port, and then plug the charging head into an electrical outlet.
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3. After charging, disconnect the Gear S from the charging dock and unplug the USB charger from the electrical outlet.
Caution: Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or cables can cause damage. Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the Gear S. Any damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
About the Charging Dock
Use the charging dock to charge the battery in your Gear S. The charging dock also contains a battery. Take care not to lose the dock.
n To charge the Gear S, connect it to the charging dock.
n The charging dock can be used as a backup battery. Simply connect it to your Gear S (no cable needed).
n The charging dock automatically charges while the Gear S is charging, or can be charged independently without the Gear S.
About the Battery
Battery operating time is affected by device usage patterns and the condition of the battery.
Battery life can be reduced when multiple apps or features are running simultaneously. Also, even if the device is not being used, battery life may be reduced.
Note: During charging, the Gear S may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the Gear S lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger may stop charging. If the Gear S is not charging properly, contact a Samsung Service Center.
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Wear the Gear S
Attach the adjustable strap to either wrist to wear the Gear S.
1. Release the buckle.
2. Open the clasp and place the strap around your wrist. Adjust the length of the strap by moving the clasp, and then secure it with the pin and press the buckle to close it.
Replace the Strap
You can detach the strap from the Gear S to replace it with a new one.
1. Hold the Gear S and pull the strap upwards to detach it.
2. Insert one end of the Gear S into the mounting hole of a new strap. Then, insert the other end of the Gear S into the hole and pull the strap up at the same time.
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3. Ensure that the Gear S is sitting securely in the mounting hole and that it is properly aligned with the strap.
Connect Gear S to a Smartphone
Connect your Gear S to your smartphone.
Connection Modes
There are several ways your Gear S can connect to a smartphone. The Gear S functionality depends on the connection mode.
When you configure Gear S connection settings, they may affect the way your Gear S works with a connected smartphone.
Connected via Bluetooth
In Bluetooth connection mode, the Gear S is paired with the smartphone via Bluetooth. While in Bluetooth connection mode, the Gear S will receive notifications and calls from the connected smartphone and can use all of the Gear S and Samsung Gear app functions.
Connected Remotely
When connected remotely, the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, but is still connected to the smartphone via the mobile network. While connected remotely, the Gear S will receive notifications and calls from the smartphone and have limited access to Samsung Gear Manager functions.
Gear Only
In Gear only mode, the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone, and is operating as a standalone device. While in Gear only mode, the Gear S will only send and receive notifications and calls from the Gear S phone number, and will have no access to Samsung Gear Manager functions.
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Pair Your Gear S to a Smartphone
The first time you turn on the Gear S, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the Samsung Gear Manager app on your smartphone. Then, pair the Gear S with the smartphone via Bluetooth to establish a connection between the devices.
If you want to connect the Gear S to different smartphone, reset the Gear S. Resetting the Gear S will remove all data from the memory. Refer to Reset Gear for more information.
Note: Connection methods and screens may vary depending on the type of device and the device’s software version.
1. On Gear S: Press and hold the Power/Home key to turn the Gear S on.
l The Gear S will turn on and display information about pairing with a compatible smartphone.
2. On Smartphone: Download the Samsung Gear Manager app from Galaxy Apps.
3. On Smartphone: Turn on Bluetooth, and then select the Gear S from the list of scanned devices. 4. On Smartphone: Tap Connect to connect the Gear S to the smartphone.
5. On Smartphone: Tap OK or On when the Bluetooth pairing request window appears.
6. On Gear S: When the connection window appears, tap OK.
7. On Smartphone: Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the pairing and accept any required terms, and then tap Finish.
Sign in to Your Samsung Account
During the pairing process, the smartphone will prompt you to sign in to your Samsung account. Signing in to your Samsung account allows the Gear S and the smartphone to maintain connection remotely when they are not connected via Bluetooth. The remote connection allows the Gear S to receive notifications and calls from your smartphone, even when they are not within Bluetooth range.
When the devices are connected, the Gear S displays the Clock screen and a tutorial, and the Gear S Manager app launches on the smartphone.
Activate Your Gear S
If it has not already been activated, once you pair your Gear S to a compatible, activated smartphone, the Gear S will need to be activated on your Sprint account. Follow the instructions below to activate your device. Depending on your account or how and where you purchased your device, it may be ready to use or it may need to run through the activation process before it is ready to use.
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n If you purchased your device at a Sprint Store, it is probably activated and ready to use.
n If you received your device in the mail and it is for a new Sprint account or a new line of service, it is designed to activate automatically.
l When you turn the device on for the first time, you should see a Hands Free Activation screen, which may be followed by a PRL Update screen and a Firmware Update screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
n If you received your device in the mail and you are activating a new device for an existing number on your account (you’re swapping devices), you can activate on your computer online or directly on your device.
l Activate on your computer:
o Go to sprint.com/activate and complete the online instructions to activate your device.
l Activate on your device:
o Turn on your new device. Your device will automatically attempt Hands-Free Activation.
o Touch Activate to override auto-activation and start the manual activation wizard.
o Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the activation process.
To confirm activation, make a phone call. If your device is still not activated, visit sprint.com/support for assistance. If you do not have access to the Internet, call Sprint Customer Service at 1-888-2114727 from another phone.
Note: Do not press the Power/Home key while the device is being activated. Pressing the Power/Home key cancels the activation process.
Set Up Voicemail
Calls that you don’t answer go to voicemail. If you miss a call or reject a call on the smartphone, the call goes to voicemail. If you forward calls from the smartphone to Gear S, missed calls will go to the Gear S voicemail, and will continue going to the Gear S voicemail until you turn off forwarding.
Note: Voicemail Password – Sprint strongly recommends that you create a password when setting up your voicemail to protect against unauthorized access. Without a password, anyone who has access to your device is able to access your voicemail messages.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen, and then tap the Phone app.
2. Touch and hold Phone to launch to dial your voicemail number.
3. Follow the system prompts to:
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l Create your password.
l Record your name announcement.
l Record your greeting.
Tip: To access the keypad to complete the prompts, tap Options and then tap return to the previous screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
Keypad. To Sprint Account Information and Help
Find out about account passwords and information about managing your account and finding help.
Sprint Account Passwords
As a Sprint customer, you enjoy unlimited access to your personal account information, your voicemail account, and your data services account. To ensure that no one else has access to your information, you will need to create passwords to protect your privacy.
Account User Name and Password
If you are the account owner, you will create an account user name and password when you sign on to sprint.com/mysprint. (Click Sign in/Sign up and then click Sign up now! to get started.) If you are not the account owner (if someone else receives the bill for your Sprint service), you can get a sub-account password at sprint.com/mysprint.
Voicemail Password
You’ll create your voicemail password when you set up your voicemail. See Set Up Voicemail for more information on your voicemail password.
Data Services Password
With your Sprint device, you may elect to set up an optional data services password to control access and authorize Premium Service purchases.
For more information, or to change your passwords, sign on to sprint.com/mysprint.
Manage Your Account
Manage your Sprint account from your computer, your Sprint phone, or any other phone.
Online: sprint.com/mysprint
n Access your account information.
n Check your minutes used (depending on your Sprint service plan).
n View and pay your bill.
n Enroll in Sprint online billing and automatic payment.
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n Purchase accessories.
n Shop for the latest Sprint phones.
n View available Sprint service plans and options.
n Learn more about data services and other products like games, ring tones, screen savers, and more.
From Your Sprint Phone
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen, and then tap the Phone app.
Phone to launch 2. Do any of the following:
l Touch and hold to enter an asterisk (*) and then tap summary of your Sprint service plan or get answers to other questions.
to access a l Touch and hold payment.
to enter an asterisk (*) and then tap to make a l Touch and hold to enter an asterisk (*) and then tap usage and account balance.
to check minute Sprint Support Services
Sprint 411 and Sprint Operator Services let you easily access information and calling assistance from your Sprint phone.
Sprint 411
Sprint 411 gives you access to a variety of services and information, including residential, business, and government listings; movie listings or show times; driving directions, restaurant reservations, and major local event information. You can get up to three pieces of information per call, and the operator can automatically connect your call at no additional charge.
There is a per-call charge to use Sprint 411, and you will be billed for airtime.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen, and then tap the Phone app.
2. Tap Phone to launch .
Sprint Operator Services
Sprint Operator Services provides assistance when you place collect calls or when you place calls billed to a local telephone calling card or third party.
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1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen, and then tap Phone to launch the Phone app.
2. Tap .
Note: For more information or to see the latest in products and services, visit us online at sprint.com/mysprint.
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Gear S Basics
Your Gear S is packed with features that simplify your life and expand your ability to stay connected to the people and information that are important to you. The following topics will introduce the basic functions and features of your device.
Your Gear S Layout
This illustration outlines your device’s basic layout.
Features
The following list defines the features in the illustration above.
n Proximity sensor: Detects the presence of objects near the device, such as when using air gesture or motion settings. n Power/Home key: Lets you turn the device on or off, turn the screen on or off, or lock the screen. Press and hold for a menu, where you can turn the device off or restart it, or for easy access to Airplane mode and Mute, Vibrate, and Sound modes, and Wi-Fi settings and Mobile networks settings.
n Speaker: Plays ringtones and sounds. The speaker also lets you hear the caller’s voice in speakerphone mode.
n Heart rate sensor: Measures your heart rate, for use with apps like S Health® on the smartphone.
n Charging terminal: Allows you to connect the Charging dock and USB charger (included).
n Microphone: Allows other callers to hear you when you are using the speakerphone, and captures sound during recording.
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Connection Modes
There are several ways your Gear S can connect to a smartphone. The Gear S functionality depends on the connection mode.
When you configure Gear S connection settings, they may affect the way your Gear S works with a connected smartphone.
Connected via Bluetooth
In Bluetooth connection mode, the Gear S is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth. While in Bluetooth connection mode, the Gear S will receive notifications and calls from the connected smartphone and can use all of the Gear S and Samsung Gear app functions.
Connected Remotely
When connected remotely, the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, but is still connected to the smartphone via the mobile network. While connected remotely, the Gear S will receive notifications and calls from the smartphone and have limited access to Samsung Gear app functions.
Gear Only
In Gear only mode, the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone, and is operating as a standalone device. While in Gear only mode, the Gear S will only send and receive notifications and calls from the Gear S phone number, and will have no access to Samsung Gear app functions.
Turn Gear S On or Off
Use the Power/Home Key to turn the Gear S on or off.
Turn Gear S On
n Press and hold the Power/Home Key.
Turn Gear S Off
n Press and hold the Power/Home Key, and then tap Power off.
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Turn Your Screen On and Off
Your Gear S allows you to quickly turn the screen off when not in use and to turn it back on when you need it.
Turn the Screen Off When Not in Use
To save battery power, the Gear S automatically turns off the screen (times out) after a certain period of time when you leave it idle. You will still be able to receive messages and calls while the device’s screen is off.
n To quickly turn the screen off, press the Power/Home key.
Note: For information on how to adjust the time before the screen turns off, see Display Settings. Turn the Screen On
n Press the Power/Home key
Motion Features
Your Gear S offers new features for using gestures to interact with your device.
Wake-up Gesture
When the Wake-up gesture is enabled, the Gear S recognizes when you pick it up and displays a screen. You can choose whether it displays the clock, or the last page you accessed before the screen turned off. Refer to Display settings for more information about choosing the wake-up screen.
To enable or disable the Wake-up gesture:
n On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Motions and then tap Wake-up gesture.
Note: Excessive shaking or impact on the Gear S may result in unintended inputs.
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Mute/Pause
When the Mute/Pause gesture is enabled, you can cover the screen with your palm to mute incoming calls or alarms, or to pause media playback.
To enable or disable the Mute/Pause gesture: n On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Motions and tap Mute/pause.
Touchscreen Navigation
The Gear S touchscreen lets you control actions through a variety of touch actions.
Tap
n To open an app, to select a menu item, or to press an on-screen button, tap it with a finger.
Touch and Hold
n Touch and hold to access available options.
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Touch and Hold with Two Fingers
n Touch and hold with two fingers to open a list of recently-used apps.
Double-tap
n Double-tap to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.
Double-tap With Two Fingers
n To check the current status of the Gear S and view the remaining battery power, double-tap anywhere on the screen with two fingers. You can also adjust the volume and the brightness of Gear S Basics
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the display.
Swipe or Slide
n Swipe to the left or right to see another panel.
n When using an app, swipe left or right to perform an action.
n Swipe down from the top of the screen to return to the previous screen.
n Swipe to scroll through a list of items, such as contacts.
n From the Clock screen, swipe up from the bottom to display the Apps screen, or swipe down from the top to display the Moments bar.
Drag
n To move an item, touch and hold it and drag it to the target position.
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Pinch and Spread
n Spread two fingers apart on an image to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out.
Your Gear S Screens
The Gear S screens are the starting point for using your device. You can customize screens by choosing a clock type, changing the wallpaper or color theme, and adding widgets. The screens extend beyond the Clock screen. Swipe the screen from the top, bottom, left or right to display additional screens.
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Note: The indicator near the top of the screen shows your current position. Tip: Press the Power/Home key to return to the Clock screen from any other screen.
Clock
The Clock screen is your main home screen for the Gear S. When you press the Power/Home key from any other screen, the Clock screen displays. You can also return to the Clock screen from a widget screen by swiping down from the top of the screen. Gear S Basics
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Customizing the Clock Screen
You can choose the type of clock to display on the Clock screen, and even customize the clock’s features.
To choose a clock type:
n On the Clock screen, touch and hold on the screen and then swipe to the left or right to browse clock types, and then tap a clock to select it. To customize a clock:
While choosing a clock type, you can also edit areas of the clock to your preferences.
n To edit a clock, tap , and then tap highlighted areas on the screen to scroll through available options. Tap OK to confirm your selections.
Note: Not all clock types have editable options.
To choose when the clock displays:
You can choose to have the clock display all the time, even when the screen times out. When the Clock always on option is enabled, the clock displays in grayscale after timeout so you can always check the time and quickly access notifications.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Style > Clocks > Clock always on.
Note: Using the Clock always on setting significantly increases battery use.
Moments Bar
To view status icons, or activate features quickly, drag down from the top of the screen to display the Moments bar. You can also double-tap the screen with two fingers to display Moments bar.
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n Connection mode: The current connection between the Gear S and the smartphone.
n Volume: Drag the slider to adjust sound volume.
n Screen brightness: Drag the slider to adjust the brightness of the screen, or tap Automatic to enable automatic screen brightness control.
n Call forwarding: Forward calls to the Gear S. See Forwarding Calls to the Gear S for more information. n Do not disturb: Mute the sound of incoming calls and notifications, except for alarms. See Do Not Disturb for more information.
Status Icons
At the top of the Moments bar, icons show the current status.
Icon
Description
Bluetooth® connected. The Gear S is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
Bluetooth disconnected. Bluetooth is on, but the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
Bluetooth headset. The Gear S is connected to a Bluetooth headset.
No service. Mobile network coverage is not available.
3G service. The Gear S is connected to the mobile network, and 3G coverage is available.
Signal strength for mobile network coverage. Indicates the strength of the mobile network signal.
Wi-Fi® connected. The Gear S is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Location service in use. The location setting is enabled, and the Gear S is communicating with GPS to determine location.
Vibration mode enabled. The Gear S will play a vibration for notifications, insteadof a sound.
Airplane mode enabled. Gear S is not connected to the mobile network. While in Airplane mode, you cannot use Gear S for calls or messaging, or other features that require a mobile network connection, such as News Briefing. You can use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and other features like Music Player.
Do not disturb is enabled. The Gear S won’t alert you to any new notifications, but you can use the Gear S to call or send messages, or use the other features.
Battery indicator. Shows the percentage of battery power remaining.
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Notifications
Stay up-to-date with a variety of events, such as missed calls or new messages, received on the smartphone and on the Gear S.
When the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, you can still receive notifications from the smartphone. Refer to Remote connection for more information.
View Notifications
When you receive a notification, the Gear S alerts you by displaying a notifications, or you can check for notifications at any time on the Notifications screen.
When a notification arrives:
n From the Clock screen, swipe to the right to display the Notifications screen, and then tap the notification.
To check for notifications at any time:
n From the Clock screen, swipe to the right to view notifications.
Note: If a message includes long text or attachments, check the message details on your smartphone.
Clear Notifications
To clear a single notification:
1. From the Notifications screen, select a notification.
2. Swipe up, tap the dots, and then tap Clear.
To clear all notifications:
1. From the Notifications screen, select a notification type.
2. Swipe the screen down, and then tap Clear all.
Block Notifications
You can choose the types of notifications you want to receive on your Gear S in the Samsung Gear app. The Gear S must be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth to access Gear S settings in the Samsung Gear Manager app.
n On Smartphone: Tap Apps > Samsung Gear > Notifications > Manage notifications and uncheck the box beside the item to block its notifications.
Tip: To receive only incoming call and alarm notifications, on the smartphone tap Apps > Samsung
Gear > Notifications, and then tap Limit notifications.
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Widgets
You can customize the home screens by adding widgets to the right of the Clock screen.
Add a Widget
n On the Home screen, swipe from the left side of the screen until you see the Add screen, and then tap , and select a widget. Remove a Widget
n Touch and hold the widget, and then tap .
Enter Text
You can type on your device using the available touchscreen QWERTY keyboard, or by speaking your inputs.
Keyboard Layout
When you tap a text entry field on the screen, a keyboard displays to enter text.
Change the Input Language
While entering text, you can change the input language at any time. Use one of these methods:
n Touch and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of the keyboard, and then select a language.
– or –
Slide the space key left or right. Tip: To add more languages, touch and hold 123, and then tap select a language to add.
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Change the Keyboard Layout
n Touch and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of the keyboard, tap layout.
, and then select a keyboard Tip: On the 3 x 4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap the corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears.
Use Additional Keyboard Functions
n Touch and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of the keyboard to access other functions.
l EN(US): Select an input language to use.
l
: Enter text by voice.
l
: Enter text using templates.
l
: Change the keyboard settings.
l 123: Enter numbers and punctuation marks.
l Sym: Enter symbols.
l
: Insert emoticons.
Enter Text by Voice
n Touch and hold 123 at the lower-left corner of the keyboard, and then tap .
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Phone Calls
With the Sprint National Network and your device, you can enjoy clear calling across the country.
Access the Phone App
You can make calls with the Phone app on your Gear S.
n Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen, and then tap the Phone app.
Phone to launch Make Phone Calls
There are several convenient ways to place calls from your Gear S.
Set an Outgoing Number
Before you make calls, you can choose the device that calls are made from. By default, outgoing calls are made from the connected smartphone.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Call > Outgoing number, and then select Gear or Mobile device.
Call Using the Keypad
The most “traditional” way to place a call is by using the keypad in the Phone app.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Phone > Keypad, and then enter a number and tap Call.
Call from Logs
All incoming and outgoing calls are recorded in Logs. You can call a number from a recent call from Logs.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Phone > Logs, and then use one of these methods: l Drag a log entry to the right to call the number.
l Select a log entry, and then tap Phone Calls
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Call from Contacts
You can place calls directly from Contacts.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Contacts, and then use one of these methods:
l Drag a contact to the right to call the contact’s default number.
l Select a contact, and then tap Call or select a phone number.
Make an Emergency Call
You can place calls to 9-1-1 even if the Gear S screen is locked or your account is restricted.
Note: To call the 9-1-1 emergency number when the Gear S screen is locked, press the Power/Home key to turn the screen on, and then touch Emergency call on the lock screen.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Phone > 3. Tap .
. Enhanced 9-1-1 (E 9-1-1) Information
This device features GPS (Global Positioning System), which is used for E 9-1-1 emergency location service, where available.
When you place a call to 9-1-1, the GPS feature of your Gear S provides information about your approximate location. Depending on several variables, including availability and access to satellite signals, it may take up to 30 seconds or more to determine and report your approximate location.
Important: Always report your location to the 9-1-1 operator when placing an emergency call. Some designated emergency call takers, known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), may not be equipped to receive GPS location information from your device.
Receive Phone Calls
When you receive a call, you can accept the call, or reject the call to send it to voicemail. You can also reject a call with a message, to send a text message to the caller.
Answer an Incoming Call
When you receive a phone call from a number stored in Contacts, the contact’s information displays on the screen. When you receive a phone call from a number that is not stored in Contacts, the phone number displays on the screen.
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n When your device notifies you of an incoming call, drag to the right to answer the call.
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If the voice control feature is activated, say “Accept” to answer the call.
Mute the Ringing Sound
You can mute the ringtone without rejecting the call by doing one of the following.
n Cover the screen with your hand. See Motions Settings for options, including the Mute/pause motion to mute incoming calls by covering the screen with your hand.
Reject an Incoming Call
When you reject a call, the caller is sent to voicemail, where they can leave a voice message.
n When your device notifies you of an incoming call, drag to the left to reject the call.
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If the voice control feature is activated, say “Reject” to reject the call. Forwarding Calls to the Gear S
You can turn on call forwarding, to forward incoming calls to the Gear S so you can answer them on the Gear S, You can turn on call forwarding in the Samsung Gear app on the smartphone, or right on the Gear S.
Note: Depending on your service provider, call forwarding may require a separate subscription, and may result in additional charges.
Turn Call Forwarding On or Off from Gear S
n On the Clock screen, swipe down from the top of the screen to display the Moments bar, and then tap Call forwarding.
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Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen, tap forwarding, and then tap Turn on or Turn off.
Settings > Call > Call
Turn Call Forwarding On or Off from Smartphone Using Samsung Gear
1. On smartphone: On the Apps screen, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Forward calls to
Gear.
2. On smartphone: Tap Turn on or Turn off.
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Note: If you want to change the number that appears for calls that are forwarded, tap Forward
calls to and enter a new number.
In-call Options
While you’re on a call, you can use options to find information or multitask during the call.
The Call Screen
Transfer Calls to the Smartphone
You can transfer the call from the Gear S to the smartphone, to continue the call on the smartphone.
n On the Call screen, tap .
Switch to a Bluetooth Headset
Switch the call from Gear S to a Bluetooth headset to continue the call on the headset.
n If the Gear S is already connected to a Bluetooth headset, tap > headset.
to switch to the Bluetooth n If the Gear S is not connected to a Bluetooth headset, open the Apps screen, tap Settings > Connections > Bluetooth > BT headset, and then select a Bluetooth headset from the detected devices list.
Mute the Microphone
You can to turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
n On the Call screen, tap .
Open the Keypad
You can open the keypad, to enter a number, or to make another call.
n On the Call screen, tap > Phone Calls
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Voicemail
Calls that you don’t answer go to voicemail. If you miss a call or reject a call on the smartphone, the call goes to voicemail. If you forward calls from the smartphone to Gear S, missed calls will go to the Gear S voicemail, and will continue going to the Gear S voicemail until you turn off forwarding.
Voicemail Setup
You should set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your Gear S is activated.
n To set up voicemail, see Set Up Voicemail. Check Voicemail on Gear S
When you receive a new voicemail notification, you can access voicemail from Gear S to listen to the message.
Check Voicemail from a Notification
1. From the Clock screen, swipe from the left edge of the screen to display Notifications.
2. Tap a voicemail, or swipe across it from left or right, to view the notification.
3. To access voicemail, tap a notification, and then tap Call.
Check Voicemail from the Phone App
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen, and then tap the Phone app.
2. Touch and hold Phone to launch to dial your voicemail number.
Voicemail Notification
There are several ways your Gear S alerts you to a new voicemail.
n By sounding the notification ringtone.
n By displaying a notification on the Notifications screen when there’s a new voicemail message.
Logs
The Logs tab of the Phone app lists all missed, dialed, received, and rejected calls.
View Logs
From Logs, you manage the list of recent calls.
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1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Phone > Logs.
3. While viewing the list of calls, you can use these options:
l Swipe down across the screen to filter logs by type, or to delete logs.
l Tap a call to display the call record, where you can tap message to the caller.
to return the call, or to send a Make a Call from Logs
You can return a call from a recent call record.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Phone > Logs.
3. Tap a call record, and then tap to call the number. Tip: You can also swipe across a call record from left to right to call the number.
Send a Message from Logs
You can send a message to a number from a recent call record.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Phone > Logs.
3. Tap a call record, and then tap to create a message to the number. Tip: You can also swipe across a call record from right to left to create a message.
Delete Logs
Follow these steps to clear the Logs list.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Phone > Logs.
3. Swipe downward on the screen to display options, and then tap Delete.
l To delete a single call record, tap a call record to mark it, and then tap Delete > OK. l To delete multiple call records, tap call records to select them for deletion, and then tap Delete > OK to delete all the marked calls.
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Access Call Settings
You can access Call Settings from the Gear S Settings menu.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Call.
For details about Call settings, see Call Settings.
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Contacts
When the Gear S and the smartphone are connected, the Gear S automatically retrieves contacts from the smartphone and displays them on the screen.
Access Contacts
Access the Contacts app through the Apps screen.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Contacts.
Find a Contact
You can search for a contact, or scroll the list to find one by name.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Contacts, and then use one of these methods:
l Scroll up or down the contacts list.
l Drag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it quickly.
l Tap and enter search criteria.
Use Contacts
When you find a contact on the Gear S, tap the contact to access options.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Contacts, and then use one of these options:
l Make a call: Tap , or tap a phone number if the contact has more than one number saved.
l Send a message: Tap to create a new message addressed to the contact.
l Send an email: If the contact has an email address, tap the address to create an email addressed to them.
Favorites
When you set contacts as favorites on the smartphone, they display at the top of the Gear S contacts screen so you can find them easily. Consult the user guide for your smartphone for information about Contacts
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setting Favorite contacts.
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Accounts and Messaging
With Sprint service and your device’s messaging capabilities, you have the opportunity to share information through many different channels and accounts.
Samsung Account
When you connect your Gear S to a smartphone, you have the option to also sign in to your Samsung account in the Samsung Gear app. When you sign in to your Samsung account, you can use your Gear S in remote connection mode. Remote connection mode is when your Gear S is connected to the smartphone via the mobile network, but not via Bluetooth.
Consult the user guide for your smartphone for information on signing in to or creating a Samsung account.
Email
View emails received on the smartphone and reply to them.
Compose and Send Email
Send email from your Gear S.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Email.
3. Drag the screen downwards from the center of the screen and tap Compose.
4. Add recipients and enter a message, and then tap to send the message.
Read Emails
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Email and select an email to view it. While viewing an email, you can use these options:
l To zoom in on the screen while viewing an email, double-tap the screen or spread your fingers apart on the screen.
l To view the email on the smartphone, tap l To reply to a message, tap Accounts and Messaging
Show on device.
, enter your message, and then tap .
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Messaging
View messages and reply, or call the sender using the Gear S. The Gear S displays messages that are sent to the Gear S and smartphone.
Note: You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are roaming.
Connection Mode and Messaging
When you send and view messages from Gear S, the connection affects how the messages are handled.
Connected via Bluetooth
n Messages to the smartphone can be viewed on the smartphone or Gear S.
n Messages to the Gear S phone number can be viewed on the Gear S.
Connected Remotely
n Messages to the smartphone can be viewed on the smartphone or Gear S.
n Messages to the Gear S phone number can be viewed on the Gear S. Gear Only
n Only messages sent to and from the Gear S phone number can be viewed on Gear S.
n The smartphone cannot view any messages sent to or from the Gear S phone number. When you reconnect to the smartphone, you can see all the messages.
Send a Message
Quickly compose and sent text messages on your Gear S.
When Gear S is connected to a smartphone, you can use Gear S to send messages from either device’s phone number. By default, the Gear S sends messages using the smartphone’s number.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Messages.
3. Tap > Compose to create a new message.
4. Add recipients and enter a message, and then tap to send the message.
View Incoming Messages
You can view messages when you receive a notification, or check them at any time on the Notifications screen.
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View Messages as They Arrive
n When you receive a new message, Gear S alerts you by displaying a notification. You can tap the notification to view the message.
Check Messages at Any Time
1. From the Clock screen, swipe from the left side of the screen to display Notifications.
2. Tap a message to view it. While viewing a message, you can use these options:
l To zoom in on the screen while viewing a message, double-tap the screen or spread your fingers apart on the screen.
l To view the message on the smartphone, tap > Show on device.
l To reply to a message, tap , enter your message, and then tap .
Note: Messages you send from the Gear S phone number can only be seen on the smartphone. Messages sent from the Gear S phone number are marked with .
Respond to Messages
While viewing a message, you can respond to the message or call the sender, or open the Messages app to view the entire message thread.
1. From the Clock screen, swipe from the left side of the screen to display Notifications.
2. Tap a message to view it. While viewing a message, you can use these options:
l Tap to respond to the message. You may need to scroll up to see the respond button.
l Tap > Call to call the sender.
l Tap > Open app to open Messages to view the entire message thread.
Clear Message Notifications
After you view a message, you can clear the notification so it no longer displays on Notifications.
1. From the Clock screen, swipe from the left side of the screen to display Notifications.
2. Tap a message to view it, and then tap > Dismiss.
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Apps and Entertainment
All your device’s applications and tools are accessible through the Apps screen.
Note: Available apps and services are subject to change at any time.
Gallery
You can use the Gallery app to view pictures transferred to your Gear S from a connected smartphone or computer.
Transfer Images from a Connected Smartphone to the Gear S:
Use the Samsung Gear app to transfer images to your Gear S, to view on the Gear S.
1. On smartphone: From the Apps screen, tap Samsung Gear > My apps, and then tap to Gallery.
next 2. On smartphone: Tap images to select them, or use the onscreen options to select multiple images.
3. Tap Done.
View Images
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Gallery.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to start using Gallery. 4. Select a photo.
l For photo options, tap Options.
Delete Images
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Gallery.
3. Select an image and tap > Delete.
Delete Multiple Images
1. Tap and hold an image to select it, and then tap more images to mark them for deletion.
2. Tap at the bottom of the screen, and then tap OK to delete the photos.
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Navigator
The Here for Gear navigation app lets you get directions for a selected location in the form of spoken and visual instructions.
Note: Map information provided by the Gear should only be used by people on foot. For your safety, do not use this app while driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Navigator.
3. The first time you use the app, read the terms and conditions, and tap Agree if you want to continue. 4. Tap Jump in. Read the information about the app, swipe to the right, and then tap . 5. The Gear will search for your current location. To update your location again, drag the screen downwards from the center of the screen and tap Refresh location.
6. Tap and set a destination.
l To view your current location and the route to the destination, tap .
l To view the search history, swipe to the right.
l To customize settings, download offline maps, and more, swipe to the left.
7. Select a destination from the list and tap .
l To view more information, such as route or distance, scroll upwards.
l To update the route, drag the screen downwards from the center of the screen and tap Refresh routes.
8. Tap to get directions.
9. Follow the directions on the screen to reach the destination. Gear will display the directions and any route changes depending on your movements.
Note: To set the Gear to vibrate to warn you of an upcoming turn, drag the screen downwards from the center of the screen and tap Vibration on.
News Briefing
View the latest articles in various categories. You can get briefed on news categories that interest you on the main pages of this feature.
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1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap News Briefing.
3. The first time you open the app, follow the onscreen instructions to read and agree to the terms and conditions.
4. Swipe to the left or right to select a news category. To display more categories, tap > Categories.
5. Select an article and swipe upwards to read more. To read the article on the mobile device, tap .
Music Player
Listen to music saved on the Gear S and on the smartphone.
Transfer Music from a Smartphone to Gear S
Use the Samsung Gear app to transfer music to your Gear S, to listen on the Gear S.
1. On smartphone: From the Apps screen, tap Samsung Gear > My apps, and then tap to Music Player. next 2. On smartphone: Tap Send tracks to Gear, and then choose songs to transfer.
3. Tap Send.
Automatically Transfer Music from a Smartphone to Gear S During Charging
When Auto send tracks to Gear is turned on, tracks from the selected playlist will be automatically copied to Gear S whenever your smartphone and Gear S are both charging.
1. On smartphone: From the Apps screen, tap Samsung Gear > My apps, and then tap to Music Player. next 2. On smartphone: Auto send tracks to Gear, and then tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the option on.
l Tap OK to confirm.
3. On smartphone: Choose a playlist.
Note: When Auto send tracks to Gear is turned on, you won’t be able to send tracks to your Gear S manually.
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Play Music
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Music Player.
3. When the pop-up window with information about transferring music to the Gear appears, tap OK. To transfer music to the Gear, tap Show on device.
4. Swipe to the left or right and select a song to play.
Control Music Playback on the Smartphone
When you play music on your smartphone, you can control playback from the Gear.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Music Player > > Mobile device and tap .
Milk Music
Exclusive to Galaxy owners, Milk Music is a radio service that gives you more of what you love and helps you discover new music, too – all curated by top DJs and industry pros.
Before you use the Milk Music app on your Gear S, you must download and install the app from Galaxy Apps. To download and install an app on the Gear S, the Gear S must be connected to the smartphone, and the smartphone must have access to the mobile network or to Wi-Fi.
Install Milk Music
1. On smartphone: From the Apps screen, tap Samsung Gear > Samsung Gear Apps, and then search for and download Milk Music.
l The app will download to the smartphone and then automatically be installed on the Gear S.
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2. On Gear S: Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
3. Tap Milk Music.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the app installation.
Play Milk Music
Note: To stream music using the Milk Music app, your Gear S must be disconnected from your smartphone. Go to Settings > Connections, and clear the check mark next to Bluetooth.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Milk Music.
3. Select a genre to listen to streaming music.
l Use the Play/Pause and Next onscreen buttons to control playback.
l To browse additional channels, swipe the screen left or right.
l To select from a list of available channels, tap the banner at the top of the screen and then scroll through the list to find what you want to listen to.
S Health
S Health helps you manage your health. Set fitness goals and regularly record and check your progress.
When the Gear S is synced with a compatible S Health app on the smartphone, you can use additional features. The additional features include checking your physical condition and exercise records, and more.
Note: Pedometer, Sleep, Exercise, UV, and Heart Rate are intended for leisure, well-being and fitness purposes only and are not intended for medical use. Before using these apps, read the instructions carefully. Consult a medical professional if you experience any health problems or need medical assistance.
Before You Start Exercising
This app can be used to monitor your exercise. While moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program, particularly if you have any of the following conditions:
n Heart disease
n Asthma or lung disease
n Diabetes, or liver or kidney disease
n Arthritis
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You should also check with your doctor if you have symptoms suggestive of heart, lung, or other serious disease, such as:
n Pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw, or arms during physical activity
n Dizziness or loss of consciousness
n Shortness of breath with mild exertion or at rest, or when lying down or going to bed.
n Ankle swelling, especially at night
n A heart murmur or a rapid or pronounced heartbeat
n Muscle pain when walking upstairs or up a hill that goes away when you rest
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that you see your doctor before engaging in vigorous exercise if two or more of the following apply:
n You are a man older than age 45 or a woman older than age 55.
n You have a family history of heart disease before age 55.
n You smoke or quit smoking in the past six months.
n You have not exercise for three months or more.
n You are overweight or obese.
n You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
n You have impaired glucose tolerance, also call pre-diabetes.
When in Doubt - Check it Out
If you are unsure of your health status, have several health problems, or are pregnant, you should speak with your doctor before starting a new exercise program. Working with your doctor ahead of time is a good way to plan an exercise program that is right and safe for you. Consider it the first step on your path to physical fitness.
Note:
n The accuracy of the heart rate sensor may be diminished depending on measurement conditions and surroundings.
n Use the HR feature only for measuring your heart rate.
n Do not look directly at the heart rate sensor’s lights. Doing so may impair your vision. Please make sure children do not look directly at the lights.
n Cold ambient temperatures may affect your measurement; during winter or cold weather, keep yourself warm when checking your heart rate.
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n Take heart rate measurements when you are seated and relaxed. Do not move your body while taking heart rate measurements. Doing so may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
n If you receive a reading that is very different from your expected heart rate, rest for 30 minutes and then measure again.
n Smoking or consuming alcohol before taking measurements may cause your heart rate to be different from your normal heart rate.
n Do not talk, yawn, or breathe deeply while taking heart rate measurements. Doing so may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
n Because the heart rate sensor uses light to approximate heart rate, its accuracy may vary due to physical factors that affect light absorption and reflection, such as blood circulation/blood pressure, skin condition and location and concentration of blood vessels. In addition, if your heart rate is extremely high or low, measurements may be inaccurate.
n Users with thin wrists may receive inaccurate heart rate measurements when the device is loose, causing the light to be reflected unevenly. If heart rate measurement is not working properly, adjust the position of the device’s heart rate sensor to the right, left, up, or down on your wrist, or turn the device so the heart rate sensor sits firmly against the inside of your wrist. If the heart rate sensor is dirty, wipe the sensor and try again. Obstructions between the device’s strap and your wrist, such as body hair, dirt, or other objects may prevent the light from reflecting evenly. Please make sure you remove such obstructions before use.
n If your device becomes hot to the touch, remove it until it cools. Exposing skin to a hot surface of the device for a long time may cause skin burn. Set up a User Profile
To begin using the S Health app, you need to set up your user profile.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health.
3. Read the information about using this app and tap OK.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to select your gender, and enter your birth date, physical statistics, and choose other options.
Pedometer
The Pedometer feature counts the number of steps you have taken and measures the distance travelled. It also calculates the calories you have used.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > Pedometer.
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3. When you use this feature for the first time, read the information about the health pace feature and inactive time alert, scroll upwards, and then select an option.
4. To stop measuring, tap > Pause. Use the Healthy Pace feature:
If you walk more than 10 minutes a day, the Gear S displays the healthy pace icon.
n On the Pedometer screen, tap > Healthy pace > Cheer me on.
Set an Alert for Inactive Time:
Display alerts on the screen if you do not move for a specific period of time.
n On the Pedometer screen, tap > Inactive time > Inactive time.
View Your Step Count in a Graph:
View your step count for a period in a graph.
n On the Pedometer screen, swipe upwards.
Exercise Mate
Record your exercise information and calories burned using S Health’s exercise feature.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > Exercise.
3. Select a type of exercise to monitor, from Running, Walking, Cycling, or Hiking.
4. Tap Start to start monitoring.
5. Tap Agree if you want to allow this feature to use your current location information.
6. The heart rate measurement starts. Start running when the measurement is completed. You can view information, such as calories burned and speed, on the screen.
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7. To finish exercising, tap the screen and tap Stop > OK. You can swipe to the left or right to view your exercise information.
Note: The built-in Location feature is used to check information, such as altitude and speed, when you are cycling or hiking. Make sure the Location feature is active and that the Gear S and the smartphone are connected at all times while using this feature.
Note: Before using this feature, pregnant women, the elderly, and young children, users suffering from conditions, such as chronic heart disease or high blood pressure, are recommended to seek the advice of a licensed medical professional. If you feel dizzy, experience pain, or have difficulty breathing during exercise, stop using this feature and seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
View a Log of Burned Calories:
Compare your burned calorie records for a period by viewing them in a graph.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > Exercise.
3. On the Exercise main screen, select a type of exercise and swipe upwards.
Be aware of following conditions before exercising in cold weather conditions:
n Avoid using the device in cold weather. If possible, use the device indoors.
n If you use the device outside in cold weather, cover the Gear with your sleeves before using it.
n Measure your heart rate before you start to exercise. If you measure your heart rate during exercise, measurements may be inaccurate.
n If you have just purchased or have reset the Gear, read the on-screen information about the app and create your profile. When creating a profile, you can register your maximum heart rate either automatically or manually.
n The maximum heart rate is the fastest heart rate an individual can achieve through exercise. If you know your maximum heart rate, enter it manually. If you set the maximum heart rate to be measured automatically, the Gear S will calculate it using “210 - (0.65 x age)”.
Caution: If you feel pain or discomfort while exercising, stop immediately and consult a medical professional.
Running
You can use the Running feature to track your exercise.
Use the Coaching Feature while Exercising in Running Mode
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The coaching feature includes Firstbeat technology to provide personalized exercise guidance. Firstbeat uses training goal analysis that measures the accumulated physical load during a workout and assesses the impact on your fitness. Training goal levels are based on your physical profile and the heart rate information recorded while you work out. Your training goal increases when you perform effective exercise and the coaching feature uses the training goal to provide you with feedback.
The feedback is provided by the feature via prompts, such as ‘speed up’, ‘keep up this pace’, and ‘slow down’. When you first start to use the coaching feature, it will estimate an appropriate training goal level based on your profile. As you exercise, it will analyze your training history and provide more personalized guidance. A typical workout may start at a lower intensity and sharply increase in intensity towards the end.
Visit firstbeat.fi/te for more information.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > Exercise > Running.
3. Tap and then tap Coaching to set a training goal, duration, and maximum heart rate.
4. Drag the screen downwards from the top edge of the screen to return to the Running screen.
5. Tap Start, and then start running when the heart rate measurement is complete. You can view information, such as burnt calories and speed, on the screen.
6. When you finish running, tap the screen and tap Stop > OK to stop monitoring your exercise information.
Tip: Measured distance may differ from the actual distance due to uneven strides, walking in place, and pacing around. Only records from the past thirty days are saved. You can view previous data on the smartphone in the S Health app.
Heart Rate
When measuring your heart rate, wear the Gear S snugly above your wrist as shown in the figure below. Do not fasten the Gear S too tightly.
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Note: The Gear’s heart rate measurement feature is 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.
Measure Your Heart Rate
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > Heart Rate.
3. When you use this feature for the first time, read the information about measuring your heart rate and tap OK.
4. Tap Start to begin measuring your heart rate. After a moment, your current heart rate will display on the screen.
l To view more information on your heart rate, tap the screen.
l To add tag information to the measured heart rate, tap Tag.
View Heart Rate Records in a Graph:
View and compare your heart rate records for a period in a graph.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > Heart Rate.
3. On the Heart rate main screen, swipe upwards.
Tip: Only records from the past thirty days are saved. You can view previous data on the S Health app installed on the smartphone.
Be Aware of Following Conditions Before Measuring your Heart Rate:
n Rest for 5 minutes before taking measurements.
n If the measurement is very different from the expected heart rate, rest for 30 minutes and then measure it again.
n During winter or in cold weather, keep yourself warm when measuring your heart rate.
n Smoking or consuming alcohol before taking measurements may cause your heart rate to be different from your normal heart rate.
n Do not talk, yawn, or breathe deeply while taking heart rate measurements. Doing so may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
n Do not move your body or move your finger from the sensor while taking heart rate measurements. Doing so may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
n Do not apply excessive force to the sensor with your finger.
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n Do not wear gloves or a bandage on your finger while taking heart rate measurements.
n Heart rate measurements may vary depending on the measurement method and the environment they are taken in.
Sleep
Monitor your sleep patterns and record how much sleep you get by detecting body movements while you sleep. You can transfer the records to the smartphone.
When the Gear is monitoring your sleep duration, blocking mode is activated.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > Sleep.
3. When you use this feature for the first time, read the information about measuring sleep data and tap OK.
4. Tap Record sleep.
5. Read the information about measuring sleep data and tap OK. The sleep duration appears on the screen when sleep recording starts.
6. Tap I’m awake > OK to stop recording.
View your Sleep Data in a Graph
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > Sleep.
3. On the Sleep main screen, swipe upwards.
Tip: Only records from the past thirty days are saved. You can view previous data on the mobile device where the S Health app is installed.
UV
Measure UV levels in your current location and record the UV level data.
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Measure the UV Level:
Note: The Gear’s UV measurement feature cannot be used for medical purposes.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > UV.
3. When you use this feature for the first time, read the information about UV measurements and tap OK.
4. Tap Start. To view more information on the UV measurement, tap the screen.
5. Face the Gear’s screen towards the sun. The UV level will appear on the screen when the measurement is complete.
View the UV Level Records in a Graph
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Health > UV.
3. On the UV main screen, swipe upwards.
Be Aware of the Following Conditions Before Measuring UV Level:
n During winter or in humid environment, measurements may differ from the actual UV level.
n Do not obstruct the UV sensor. Doing so may cause the UV level to be recorded inaccurately.
n If the UV sensor is dirty, wipe the sensor before measuring.
n If you measure UV levels indoors, the measurement may be inaccurate.
n UV level measurements may vary depending on the measurement method and the environment they are taken in.
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Additional Information about S Health
The personal information collected by S Health may be stored on the Gear for informative purposes only. Samsung does not receive, store, nor transmit your personal information. (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 or by uninstalling the app. Resetting the data will delete all information stored in the server. 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 Gear is connected to a mobile device, verify the communication protocol to confirm proper operation. If you use a wireless connection, such as Bluetooth or ANT+, the Gear may be affected by electronic interference from other devices. Avoid using the Gear 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.
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Tools
Learn how to use many of your device’s productivity-enhancing apps and features.
Alarm
Set alarms to wake up, or to remind you of tasks or appointments.
Set an Alarm
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Alarm.
3. Tap , and then set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will sound, and set other various alarm options.
4. Tap Save.
Enable or Disable an Alarm
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Alarm.
3. In the alarms list, tap to enable or disable the alarm.
Silence a Ringing Alarm
n Drag to the right to stop an alarm. – or –
If the alarm includes a snooze option, drag snooze interval.
to the right to repeat the alarm after the specified Find My Device
If you misplace the connected smartphone, Gear S can help you find it. 1. On Gear: Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen, and then tap Device.
Find My
2. On Gear: Tap Start. 3. On smartphone: The smartphone plays sounds and turns on the screen. When you find the smartphone, drag outside the large circle, or tap Stop on the Gear S.
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View the Location of the Smartphone
Note: To use this feature, you must turn on Share location on the smartphone. While in Bluetooth connection mode with the smartphone, open the Samsung Gear app, and then tap Settings > Share location.
1. On Gear: Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps scree, and then tap Device.
Find My
2. On Gear: Tap > Locate device.
3. On Gear: The address of the current location of the smartphone displays. To display the location on a map, tap Show on map.
S Voice
Perform various tasks simply by speaking.
Once you activate S Voice, you can wake up the Gear from any screen when you say “Hi Gear.”
Note: S Voice does not support all languages.
Use S Voice
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Voice. 3. When S Voice is active, the microphone icon pulses or turns red. Say a voice command. l If you say a command the device recognizes, the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen flashes green and the device performs the command. l To repeat a voice command or say a different command, tap .
Tips for Better Voice Recognition
n Speak clearly.
n Speak in quiet places.
n Do not use offensive or slang words.
n The Gear may not recognize your commands or may perform unwanted commands depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
Wake Up S Voice From Standby Mode
If S Voice is not used for a certain period, it automatically switches to standby mode. You can speak a wake-up command to resume voice recognition.
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n Tap the microphone icon or say “Hi Gear” to the device.
Change the Wake-up Command
You can speak a wake-up command to launch S Voice when the device is in standby mode. By default, the wake-up command is “Hi Gear”, but you can change the wake-up command. 1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Voice. 3. Tap > Voice wake-up > Change command.
4. Tap and say the new command four times.
l The command must be three to five syllables long.
Enable or Disable Voice Prompt
When Voice prompt is enabled, the Gear plays spoken feedback for you when you say commands.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap S Voice. 3. Tap > Voice prompt to enable or disable the option.
Tip: Tap > Example Commands to view examples of available voice commands.
Samsung Gear App for Smartphones
The Samsung Gear app allows you to connect to a smartphone and customize your Gear’s settings and apps.
n On the apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear.
Connection Modes and Samsung Gear
There are several ways your Gear S can connect to a smartphone. The connection mode may affect the actions you can perform on the Samsung Gear app.
Connected via Bluetooth
In Bluetooth connection mode, the Gear S is paired with the smartphone via Bluetooth.
While in Bluetooth connection mode, the Gear S will receive notifications and calls from the connected smartphone, calls and SMS messages to the Gear S phone number, and you can use all of the Gear S and Samsung Gear app functions.
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Note: Most Samsung Gear app features require that the Gear S be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
Connected Remotely
When connected remotely, the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, but is still connected to the smartphone via the mobile network.
While connected remotely, the Gear S will receive notifications and calls from the smartphone, calls and SMS messages to the Gear S phone number, and have limited access to Samsung Gear app functions. Calls which are placed will be dialed from the Gear phone number.
Gear Only
In Gear only mode, the Gear S is not connected to the smartphone, and is operating as an independent device.
While in Gear only mode, the Gear S will only send and receive SMS messages and calls to the Gear S phone number, and will have no access to Samsung Gear app functions.
Configure Gear S Settings
Configure settings and update the Gear software.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear, and then tap the Gear name.
2. Use the following options:
l Connect / Disconnect: Connect or disconnect the Gear.
l Rename: Rename the Gear.
l Software update: Update the Gear to the latest software.
l Model number: View the Gear’s model details.
l Software version: View the Gear’s version information.
Edit the Gear Home Screen
Change the appearance of the Gear screens.
Choose Wallpaper
Change the color of the Gear’s Home screen, or set an image or photo as wallpaper.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Home screen styler > Wallpapers, and then select a wallpaper for the Home screen.
Choose a Clock
You can change the type of clock to be displayed on the Clock screen.
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n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Home screen styler > Clock, and then select a clock type.
Transfer Files to Gear
You can easily transfer music and images from the smartphone to the Gear S.
Transfer Music from a Smartphone to Gear S
Use the Samsung Gear app to transfer music to your Gear S, to listen on the Gear S.
1. On smartphone: From the Apps screen, tap Samsung Gear > My apps, and then tap to Music Player. next 2. On smartphone: Tap Send tracks to Gear, and then choose songs to transfer.
3. Tap Send.
Transfer Images From the Smartphone to the Gear S
Use the Samsung Gear app to transfer images to your Gear S, to view on the Gear S.
1. On smartphone: From the Apps screen, tap Samsung Gear > My apps, and then tap to Gallery.
next 2. On smartphone: Tap images to select them, or use the onscreen options to select multiple images.
3. Tap Done.
S Health App on Smartphone
Launch the S Health app on the smartphone.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > S Health.
Notifications
Notifications help you stay up-to-date with a variety of events, such as missed calls or new messages, received on the Gear and on the smartphone. You can configure notification settings.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Notifications.
2. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn Notifications on, and then tap items to configure them:
l Manage notifications: Select apps, to receive their notifications on your Gear S.
l Limit notifications: Set the Gear to receive only incoming call and alarm notifications while using the smartphone.
l Smart relay: Set your smartphone to instantly alert you to new notifications when you pick it up. At the same time, the Gear will be notified of new messages or missed calls.
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l List view: Set the Gear to display notifications in list form to the left of the Clock screen.
l Notification type: Select a notification type. l Keep screen off: When enabled, the Gear S screen will stay off for all notifications except incoming call alerts and alarms.
Samsung Gear Apps
Download and install apps to the Gear S from Galaxy Apps.
Note: Applications you download via Samsung Gear Apps can be uninstalled. Apps installed by default cannot be uninstalled.
Download and Install Apps
To download and install apps, your Gear S must be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, and the smartphone must have access to the mobile network or Wi-Fi.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Samsung Gear Apps.
2. Browse by category, or search for an app, and then follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the app.
Uninstall Apps
You can uninstall apps you downloaded and installed. Apps that are preloaded on the Gear S cannot be uninstalled.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > My Apps.
2. Tap Remove to display a list of downloaded apps.
3. Tap next to the app you wish to uninstall, and then tap OK to complete the uninstall.
Find My Gear
If you misplace the Gear, the Samsung Gear app can help you find it.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Find My Gear.
2. Tap Start. The Gear plays sounds and turns on the screen. Drag the Gear, or tap Stop on the smartphone.
outside the circle on the 3. Tap Options for other options for a lost Gear:
l Lock Gear: Lock the Gear remotely to prevent unauthorized use.
l Reset Gear: Reset the Gear to the factory defaults.
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l Locate Gear: When Share location is turned on, the smartphone will scan for location information from the Gear, to display the location. When it finds the location, you can choose to display it on a map.
l Turn on Share location/Turn off Share location: Control whether location information is shared between the smartphone and Gear.
Samsung Gear App Settings
Configure Gear settings from the Samsung Gear app. For most settings, the Gear S must be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth to configure settings.
Double Pressing the Power/Home Key
Choose an app or feature to launch when you press the Gear’s Power/Home key twice.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Double pressing
home key, and then select an option.
Motions
Select motions, to control your Gear S with motion.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Motions. 2. Tap a motion to learn about it, and to turn it on or off:
l Wake-up gesture: When turned on, the Gear will recognize the motion of raising the arm wearing the Gear, to wake up the Gear and show the clock or the last page you accessed when the screen is turned off. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the option on, and then select which screen to display.
l Mute/pause: When turned on, the Gear recognizes the motion of covering the screen with your palm to mute incoming calls or alarms, or to pause media playback. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the option on.
Use Remote Connection
Set the Gear to remotely connect to the smartphone using the mobile network, when a Bluetooth connection between the devices is not available.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings and tap Use Remote
connection.
Share Location
When enabled, you can use the Find my Gear and Find my Device features to share your Gear and smartphone’s location data.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings and tap Share
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Voice Control
When enabled, you can say “Answer” or “Reject” to respond to incoming call notifications.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings and tap Voice control.
Call Forwarding
You can turn on call forwarding, to forward incoming calls to the Gear S so you can answer them on the Gear S, You can turn on call forwarding in the Samsung Gear app on the smartphone, or right on the Gear S.
Note: Call forwarding may require a separate subscription, and may result in additional charges.
To turn Call Forwarding on or off from the smartphone:
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Forward calls to
Gear.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to acknowledge that call forwarding may require a subscription and result in additional charges.
3. Tap Turn on or Turn off.
Auto Lock
With Auto lock, you can use the Gear to lock your smartphone when the smartphone is disconnected from your Gear.
When your smartphone can’t detect the Gear, the pattern lock activates automatically on the smartphone.
When your smartphone detects your Gear again, the pattern lock is deactivated.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings.
2. Tap Auto lock, and then follow the onscreen instructions to draw a pattern connecting at least four dots.
3. Set a backup PIN to unlock the screen if you forget the pattern.
Edit Text Templates
Edit or add templates used for replying to messages.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Edit text templates.
2. Select a template to edit. To add more templates, tap .
3. Edit the template and tap Save.
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Install Voice Data
Install additional text-to-speech languages on your Gear S. The Gear uses TTS when you choose settings that allow the Gear to read out menu options.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Install voice data, and then select a language to install it.
Manage Applications
Configure settings for apps on the Gear S.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > My apps.
2. Tap beside an app to access its settings.
Note: Only apps with editable settings will show the settings option (
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Uninstall Applications
You can uninstall apps that you’ve downloaded from Samsung Gear Apps. Apps that are installed on your device by default cannot be uninstalled.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > My apps > 2. Select an app, tap Remove.
, and then tap OK to confirm the deletion.
Backup and Restore
Back up settings you’ve configured for Gear, or restore information from a previous back-up.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Backup and restore > Back up data or Restore data.
Safety Assistance
Set the Gear S to allow you to quickly send a message to primary contacts in an emergency.
1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Safety assistance.
2. Configure these options:
l Send help messages: Set the Gear to send help messages by pressing the Power/Home key three times.
l Manage Primary contacts: Select or edit the recipients for help messages.
Note: Some smartphones do not support this feature. Security
Configure options that may affect the security of information on your Gear S.
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1. On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Security.
2. Tap Unknown sources to enable or disable the ability to install apps from sources other than Samsung Gear Apps.
Open Source License
View the Open Source License for your Gear S.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings > Open source
license.
Application version
View the version information of your Gear’s software.
n On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear > Settings. Software information is displayed under Application version.
Transfer Files Between Your Gear S and a
Computer
Move audio, images, or other types of files from a computer to the Gear S, or vice versa.
For more information about transferring files, see Transfer Files to Gear.
Connect as a Media Device
1. Connect the Gear to the charging dock.
2. Connect the charging dock to a computer using a USB cable.
3. On the computer, use the file browser and double-click Gear S (XXXX) > Gear.
4. Select a file on the computer and copy it to the desired storage location on the Gear S.
5. Disconnect the charging dock from the Gear S and the computer.
Update Your Gear S
The Gear S can be upgraded to the latest software.
To upgrade the Gear S, connect the Gear S to the smartphone via Bluetooth, and use the Samsung Gear app.
1. On smartphone: On the Apps screen of the smartphone, tap Samsung Gear.
2. On smartphone: Select the Gear S from the display, and then tap Software update > Update
now and then follow the prompts to complete the update.
Before updating, please note these cautions:
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n Check the Gear’s battery status before upgrading the software. Charge the battery fully before upgrading the software.
n Do not turn off the smartphone or disconnect the USB cable while the Gear S is upgrading.
While upgrading the Gear S, do not launch other apps on the smartphone or operate the Gear S.
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Settings
Use Settings to configure your Gear S to your preferences.
Style Settings
Configure the appearance of the screens.
Clocks Settings
See below for clocks settings.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Style.
3. Tap Clocks, and then configure options:
l Clock type: Choose a style of clock. Swipe left and right to scroll through the available clocks, and then tap one to select it. o To modify a clock, tap circled in blue.
, and then tap an editable area of the clock. Editable areas are l Clock always on: When turned on, the clock will always display on the screen. When you turn the screen off (or it times out), a gray-scale clock will continue to display.
Wallpapers
Choose a background for the screens.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Style.
3. Tap Wallpapers, and then configure options:
l Tap a wallpaper to select it. You may need to swipe across the screen to scroll through the available wallpapers.
l Tap to choose a solid color.
l Tap to choose a picture.
Color Theme
Choose a theme for the screens.
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1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Style.
3. Tap Color theme, and then tap a theme to select it.
Font
Change the font type and size for the screen.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Style.
3. Tap Font, and then configure options:
l Font style: Change the font type.
l Font size: Change the font size.
Call Settings
Customize the settings for calling features.
Call Forwarding
Configure options for forwarding incoming calls from your smartphone to your Gear S.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Call.
3. Tap Call forwarding to configure forwarding options.
l Turn on: Follow the onscreen instructions to confirm information and turn forwarding.
l Turn off: Deactivate call forwarding.
l Gear phone number: By default, this is the Gear S phone number.
General Call Options
Configure other call options.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Call.
3. Tap options to configure them:
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l Outgoing number: Choose which device’s phone number to use for outgoing calls when it is connected to your mobile device via Bluetooth.
l Voicemail: Tap Voicemail number to dial voicemail.
l Voice control: Set the Gear to answer or reject a call with voice commands.
l Voice privacy: Enable or disable voice privacy for enhanced security.
l US dialing: When enabled, the device does not add any special dialing prefixes or digits.
l International dialing: When US dialing is disabled, the international dialing prefix (011) will be added to the beginning of numbers you dial. Not configurable.
Sound Settings
Change the settings for various sounds on the Gear.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Sound.
3. Tap options to configure them:
l Sound mode: Select Gear’s sound mode from sound, vibration, and mute.
l Volume: Adjust the volume level for various sounds, such as multimedia, ringtones, notifications, and system sounds.
l Vibration: Adjust the intensity of the vibration notification.
l Ringtones: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.
l Notifications: Select a tone that sounds when events occur, such as incoming messages and missed calls.
l Touch sounds: Set the Gear to make a sound when apps or options are selected on the touchscreen.
Display Settings
Change the settings for the display.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Display.
3. Tap options to configure them:
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l Brightness: Adjust the brightness for the display.
l Screen timeout: Set the length of time the Gear waits before turning off the display’s backlight.
l Wake-up screen:
o Clock: Set the Gear to display the clock when you wake up the Gear.
o Last screen: Set the Gear to display the last screen you were using when you wake up the Gear.
l Date and time: Set the date and time on the Gear manually, if the Gear is not connected to the smartphone.
Connections Settings
Configure settings to control connections with other devices or networks.
Bluetooth Settings
Configure settings for the Bluetooth feature.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Connections.
3. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap options to configure them:
l Bluetooth: Turn the Bluetooth feature on or off.
l BT headset: Search for Bluetooth headsets and connect them to the Gear.
l Make visible: Set the Gear to appear in other devices’ lists when they search for Bluetooth devices.
Mobile Networks Settings
Configure your device’s connections to the wireless network.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Connections.
3. Tap Mobile networks, and then tap options to configure them:
l Use mobile networks:
o Auto on/off: When enabled, the Gear S will automatically turn access to the mobile network on or off, depending on whether the Gear S is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth. Access to the mobile network will turn off automatically when the Gear S is Settings
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connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, and turn on when the Bluetooth is disconnected. There is a delay between the end of the Bluetooth connection and the start of mobile network connection.
o Always on: When enabled, the Gear S is always connected to the mobile network, when it is available.
o Always off: When enabled, the Gear S never accesses the mobile network. Note that if the Gear S can’t access the mobile network, you cannot use the remote connection or Gear only modes.
l Mobile data: When enabled, the Gear can use data connections on any mobile network.
l Data roaming: Set the Gear to use data connections when you are roaming.
l Roaming network: Choose whether the Gear can connect to any network automatically, or only to the Sprint network.
Wi-Fi Settings
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network. This feature is available when the Gear is not connected to the smartphone.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Connections.
3. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap options to configure them:
l Wi-Fi: Turn the Wi-Fi feature on or off.
l Wi-Fi networks: When Wi-Fi is turned on, select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list.
Airplane Mode
When Airplane mode is enabled, all wireless functions on the Gear are disabled, and you can only use non-network features.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Connections.
3. Tap Airplane mode to enable or disable the feature.
Data Usage Settings
Keep track of the amount of data used.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings
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3. Tap Data usage, and then tap options to configure them:
l Mobile data: Set the Gear to use data connections on any mobile network.
l Data usage limit: Set a limit for the mobile data usage.
l Data usage cycle: Set a monthly reset date to monitor data usage between periods.
l Start date: Set the start date of the data usage cycle.
l Data usage: View your total data usage for the current cycle.
Location Settings
Set the Gear to allow apps to use your current location information.
1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Connections.
2. Tap Location to enable or disable the feature.
Notifications Settings
Stay up-to-date with a variety of events, such as missed calls or new messages, received on the Gear and on the smartphone.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Notifications.
3. Tap options to configure them:
l Notifications: Set the Gear to receive notifications from the smartphone.
l List view: Set the Gear to display notifications in list form to the left of the Clock screen.
Messages Settings
Configure options for messaging.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Messages.
3. Tap options to configure them:
l Outgoing number: Choose whether to have messages appear to be from the Gear or from your smartphone.
l Emergency alerts: Configure options for receiving notifications in case of emergency. You can choose the types of alerts to receive, and choose whether you’re reminded of unread emergency alerts.
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Do Not Disturb
Set the Gear to mute the sound of incoming calls and notifications, except for alarms.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Do not disturb.
3. Tap Do not disturb to enable or disable the option.
Double Press Settings
Set an app that instantly launches when you press the Power/Home key twice.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Double press.
3. Tap options to enable or disable them.
Privacy Lock
Set the Gear to use the privacy lock feature when the Gear and the smartphone are not connected.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Privacy lock.
3. Configure options:
l Privacy lock: Activate or deactivate the privacy lock feature by setting a PIN of at least four numbers. You can unlock the Gear’s screen by entering the PIN when the Gear and the smartphone are disconnected.
l Help: View help information about using the privacy lock feature.
Accessibility Settings
Configure settings to improve your ability to use the Gear.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Accessibility.
3. Configure options:
l Screen reader: When enabled, screen reader provides spoken feedback to describe what you can tap, select or turn on when a screen displays. Screen reader also affects the way Settings
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you interact with the screen with taps or touches. When screen reader is enabled, use double-taps to replace taps, and swipe with two fingers to swipe the screen.
l Dark screen: When Screen reader is enabled, you can also enable the Dark screen option, to leave the screen dark, instead of displaying the screens.
l Negative colors: When enabled, the screen colors are reversed, so the background is white and text is black.
l Turn off all sounds: When enabled, all sounds Gear makes are silenced, including the receiver voice.
l Add shortcut: When enabled, you can press and hold the Power/Home key to access accessibility settings directly from any screen.
l Direct access: When enabled, you can triple-tap the screen with two fingers to turn Screen reader on or off from any screen.
Motions Settings
Activate the motion recognition feature and change the settings that control motion recognition on your Gear.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Motions.
3. Configure options:
l Wake-up gesture: Set the Gear to wake up when it is picked up and display the clock or the last page you accessed before the screen turned off.
l Mute/pause: Set the Gear to mute or pause media by covering the screen with your palm.
Language & Input Settings
Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the selected language.
Language Settings
View the display language of the smartphone. If the Gear is not connected to the smartphone, you can manually set the Gear’s display language.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings
Settings > Language & input > Language.
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Note: When the Gear is connected to a smartphone, the language settings applied on the smartphone are applied to the Gear. The language settings can only be changed on the smartphone.
Select Keyboard
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Language & input > Select keyboard.
Keyboard Settings
Change the Samsung keyboard settings.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Language & input > Keyboard settings > Samsung keyboard to configure options:
l English (US): Select a default keyboard layout for English.
l Select input languages: Select languages for text input.
l Smart typing:
o Predictive text: Activate predictive text mode to predict English words based on your input and show word suggestions.
o Personalized data: Set the Gear to recognize words you commonly use to improve prediction results.
o Auto replacement: Set the Gear to correct misspelled and incomplete words by tapping the space bar.
o Auto capitalization: Set the Gear to automatically capitalize the first character after a final punctuation mark, such as a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark.
o Auto spacing: Set the Gear to automatically insert a space between words.
o Auto punctuate: Set the Gear to insert a period and space when you double-tap the space bar.
l Keyboard swipe:
o None: Set the Gear to deactivate the keyboard swipe feature.
o Continuous input: Set the Gear to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.
o Cursor control: Enable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the cursor by scrolling the keyboard.
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l Key-tap feedback:
o Sound: Set the Gear to sound when a key is touched.
o Character preview: Set the Gear to display a large image of each character tapped.
l Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
Power Saving Settings
Activate power saving mode to save the battery power by limiting the Gear’s functions. Power saving mode applies the following settings:
n Uses a grayscale Home screen.
n Turns off all functions except calling, messaging, and notifications.
n Turns off access to Mobile networks.
n Turns off Wi-Fi.
n Limits the maximum performance of the CPU.
Turn Power Saving On or Off
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Power saving.
3. Tap Power saving mode and then tap Turn on Power saving mode to turn the option on or off.
Reset Gear
Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data and downloaded apps. Default apps are not deleted.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap reset.
Settings > Reset Gear, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Note: If you want to connect the Gear to a newly purchased smartphone or to another smartphone for the first time, reset the Gear. Resetting the Gear will remove the data from the memory. After the reset, you can connect the Gear to a different smartphone.
System Update
You can update your device’s Profile and PRL (Preferred Roaming List) through the settings menu.
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1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > System update.
3. Tap options to select them:
l Update Profile: Update the device with your Sprint profile, if you updated it on your account.
l Update PRL: Update the Preferred Roaming List, used when your device connects to the network.
Note: Device software updates must be performed from the connected smartphone. See Update Your Gear S for details.
Gear Info
View the Gear’s information.
1. Swipe up from the home screen to display the Apps screen.
2. Tap Settings > Gear info.
3. Tap options to select them:
l About Gear: Access information about the Gear.
l USB debugging: Activate or deactivate the USB debugging mode. You can use this mode when developing apps by connecting the Gear to a computer via a USB cable.
l Report diagnostics: Set the Gear to allow Samsung to collect the diagnostic and usage data for service improvements.
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Copyright Information
©2014 Sprint. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. Other marks are trademarks of their respective owners.
©2014 Samsung. Samsung is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other marks are property of their respective owners. Screen images simulated. Appearance of device may vary.
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Index
A
Accessibility 67
Account
Manage 8
Services 9
Account Passwords 8
Accounts 33
Email 33
Activation 6
Airplane Mode 65
Alarm 50
Applications 36
B
C
Call Forwarding 62
Call Settings 30, 62
Clock
Select type 53
Settings 61
Clock screen 18
Color Theme 61
Connect to Smartphone 5
Connection Modes 12, 52
Bluetooth 12
Gear Only 12
Remote 12
Connections Settings 64
Contacts 31
Access 31
Call 25
Find 31
Use 31
D
Index
E
Email 33
Emergency Numbers 25
Enhanced 9-1-1 (E 9-1-1) 25
Enter Text 22
Entertainment 36
F
Battery
Charge 2
Bluetooth 5
Settings 64
Brightness 64
Data Services
Password 8
Data Usage 65
Date and Time 64
Display Settings 63
Do Not Disturb 67
Double-tap 15
Double-tap with Two Fingers 15
Double Press Settings 67
Drag 16
Favorites 31
File Transfer 54
Files
Transfer between device and computer 59
Find My Device 50
Find My Gear 55
Font 62
Forwarding 26
G
Gallery 36
Gear Info 71
Gear S
About 1
Layout 11
Navigation 14
Overview 1
Set Up 2
H
Home Screen 17, 53
I
Images
Transfer 54
In-call Options 27
Incoming Messages 34
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K
Keyboard 22
Change layout 23
Select 69
Settings 69
L
Language 68
Change input 22
Location
Settings 66
Logs 28
Clear 29
Make call from 24
M
Message
Send 34
Message Notifications
Clear 35
Messages
Settings 66
Messaging 33-34
Microphone 11
Milk Music 39
Mobile Networks
Settings 64
Moments Bar 19
Motions Settings 68
Music 38
Transfer 54
Mute/Pause 14
N
Navigation 14, 37
Networks
Settings 64
News Briefing 37
Notifications 21, 54
Settings 66
O
Outgoing Number 24
P
Pair with Smartphone 6
Index
Phone 24
Phone App 24
Phone Calls
Emergency numbers 25
Make calls 24
Receive 25
Using keypad 24
Using logs 24
Pinch 17
Power On and Off 12
Power Saving 70
Privacy Lock 67
Proximity sensor 11
R
Remote Connection 5
Reset 70
Respond to Messages 35
Ringtones 63
S
S Health 40, 54
Exercise Mate 43
Heart Rate 45
Pedometer 42
Running 44
Sleep 47
User Profile 42
UV 47
S Voice 51
Samsung Account 33
Samsung Gear App 52
Samsung Gear App Settings 56
Samsung Gear Apps 55
Screen Timeout 64
Settings 61
Slide 16
Smartphone
Connection Modes 52
Gear S Settings 53
S Health 54
Samsung Gear App 52
SMS
Messaging 34
Sound Settings 63
Speaker 11
Spread 17
Sprint 411 9
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Sprint Operator Services 9
Status Icons 20
Strap
Replace 4
Style Settings 61
Swipe 16
System Update 70
T
Tap 14
Text Entry 22
Text Messaging 34
Tools 50
Touch and Hold 14
Touch and Hold with Two Fingers 15
Touchscreen
Turn off 13
Turn on 13
Transfer Files 54
Typing 22
U
Update 70
Firmware 59
USB port 2
V
Vibration 63
Voicemail 28
Notification 28
Password 8
Setup 7
W
Wake-up 13
Wake Up Screen 64
Wallpaper 53, 61
Wear the Gear S 4
Wi-Fi
Settings 65
Widgets 22
Index
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