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Your phone is equipped with an advanced voice processing chip that delivers clear mobile calls by suppressing background noise,
intermittent sounds (like a siren or nearby conversation), and echoes, allowing you to hear and be heard nearly anywhere.
How Does It Work?
Based on the intelligence of the human hearing system, the technology:
• Captures, evaluates and distinguishes all the sound signals surrounding your phone, and the person you're speaking with.
• Then isolates the primary voice in conversation and filters out the background noise - so the person you're calling hears only your voice,
without disturbing background noise.
• Dynamically equalizes and adjusts voice volume to optimize your calling experience, so you can hear clearly and don't need to speak louder to
overcome surrounding noise.
The noise suppression technology is built-in and already enabled in your new mobile phone. So it's ready to provide unsurpassed
voice clarity with every call.
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Getting Started ...........................6
Understanding this User Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Battery Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Extending Your Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching the Device On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Initial Device Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Restarting the Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Locking and Unlocking the Device . . . . . . . . . . 18
Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Task Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Section 2: Understanding Your Device .....21
Features of Your Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Side Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Status Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Screen Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Menu Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Customizing the Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Section 3: Call Functions .......................... 46
Displaying Your Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Making a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Ending a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Making Emergency Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Dialing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Answering a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Managing Reject Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
International Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Pause Dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Wait Dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Redialing the Last Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Speed Dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
In Call Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Logs Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Section 4: Entering Text ........................... 62
Text Input Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Selecting the Text Input Method . . . . . . . . . . .
Entering Text Using Swype . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Samsung Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Google Voice Typing . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 5: Contacts .................................. 72
Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contact List Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contact Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contact Entry Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linking Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending a Namecard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Synchronizing Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding more Contacts via Accounts and Sync
Additional Contact Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Favorites Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 6: Messaging ............................... 91
Types of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Creating and Sending Messages . . . . . . . . . . 91
Message Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Viewing Newly Received Messages . . . . . . . . 96
Deleting Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Message Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Messaging Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Marking Messages as Spam . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Accessing Your Spam Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Text Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Using Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Microsoft Exchange Email (Outlook) . . . . . . . 111
Section 7: Multimedia .............................116
Assigning the Default Storage Location . . . .
Using the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera and Camcorder Settings . . . . . . . . .
Using the Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sharing Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AllShare Cast Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Music Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 8: Applications ...........................136
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
AppStore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Chrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Downloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Dropbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Gmail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Google . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Google Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Google + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Group Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Hangouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Lookout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
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Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Metro Block-It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Metro411 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
MetroMUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
MetroWEB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
metroZONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Mobile Hotspot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
My Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
myMetro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Play Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Play Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Play Movies & TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Play Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Play Newsstand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Play Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
S Translator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
S Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Samsung Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Visual Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VPN Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 9: Connections .......................... 181
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enable Downloading for Web Applications . .
PC Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wi-Fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Tethering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mobile HotSpot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 10: Changing Your Settings ...... 193
Accessing the Settings Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings Tabs - Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wi-Fi Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
More Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Near Field Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nearby Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screen Mirroring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lock Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home Screen Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Call Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blocking Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hands-Free Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Saving Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessibility Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Language and Input Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .
Smart screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backup and Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Location Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Application Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Battery Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
SD Card & Device Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
About Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Index .........................................................265
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Section 1: Getting Started
This section explains how to get started with your phone by
installing and charging the battery, installing the micro SIM
card and optional memory card, and setting up your voice
mail.
Unless otherwise specified, all instructions in this manual
assume you are starting from the Home screen and using the
available keys.
Before using your device for the first time, you’ll need to
install and charge the battery and install the micro SIM card.
Note: Instructions in this manual are based on default settings,
and may vary from your device, depending on the
software version on your device, and any changes to the
device’s Settings.
The micro SIM card is loaded with your subscription details,
such as your PIN, available optional services, and many other
features. If desired, you can also install an SD card to store
media for use with your phone.
Understanding this User Manual
The sections of this manual generally follow the features of
your phone. A robust index for features begins on page 265.
Also included is important safety information that you should
know before using your device.
Unless stated otherwise, instructions in this User Manual
start with the device unlocked, at the Home screen.
All screen images in this manual are simulated. Actual
displays may vary, depending on the software version of
your device and any changes to the device’s Settings.
This manual provides navigation instructions according to
the default display settings. If you select other settings,
navigation may be different.
Getting Started
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Special Text
Throughout this manual, you’ll find text that is set apart from
the rest. These are intended to point out important
information, share quick methods for activating features, to
define terms, and more. The definitions for these methods
are as follows:
• Notes: Presents alternative options for the current feature, menu,
or sub-menu.
• Tips: Provides quick or innovative methods, or useful shortcuts.
• Important: Points out important information about the current
feature that could affect performance.
• Warning: Brings to your attention important information to
prevent loss of data or functionality, or even prevent damage to
your phone.
Text Conventions
This manual provides condensed information about how to
use your phone. To make this possible, the following text
conventions are used to represent often-used steps:
➔
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Arrows are used to represent the sequence of
selecting successive options in longer, or
repetitive, procedures.
Example: From a Home screen, tap
Menu ➔ Settings ➔
Connections ➔ Bluetooth.
Battery Cover
The battery, micro SIM card and SD card are installed under
the rear battery cover.
Important! Before removing or replacing the battery cover,
make sure the device is switched off. To turn the
device off, press and hold
Power/End key
until the Device options pop up displays, then tap
Power off.
Caution! Do not bend or twist the back cover excessively
during installation or removal. Doing so may damage
the cover.
To remove the battery cover:
1. Hold the device firmly and locate the cover release
latch (1).
2. Place your fingernail in the opening (2) and firmly
“pop” the cover off the device (similar to a soda can).
SIM Card Overview
Important! Before removing or replacing the micro SIM card,
make sure the device is switched off. To turn the
device off, press and hold the
Power/End
key until the Device options menu displays, then
tap Power off
Release Latch
The micro SIM card is loaded with your subscription details
such as your telephone number, PIN, available optional
services, and many other features.
Important! The micro SIM card and its information can be
easily damaged by scratching or bending, so be
careful when handling, installing, and removing the
card. Keep SIM cards out of the reach of small
children.
To replace the battery cover:
Position the battery cover over the battery
compartment and press down on the corners until you
hear a click for each corner.
Some features on your device (such as Wi-Fi Calling) can be
unlocked by using the new micro SIM card.
To use this new micro SIM card, call or contact customer
service for more information.
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This card contains the necessary information for identifying
and authenticating the user to the IMS (IP Multimedia
Subsystem).
Installing and Removing the SIM card
This device uses a different type of SIM card called a “micro
SIM”. Other larger SIM cards will not function or fit within this
slot.
To install the SIM card:
1. Carefully slide the micro SIM card into the SIM card
socket.
2. Make sure that the card’s gold contacts face into the
phone and that the angled corner of the card is
positioned as shown.
To remove the micro SIM card:
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Remove the battery (page 11).
3. Carefully place your fingernail into the end of the micro
SIM slot and begin to pull the card slightly out.
4. Carefully slide the card out of the micro SIM card
socket.
Note: If the card is not inserted correctly, the device will not
detect it and no service will be available. If this happens,
turn off the device, remove the card, and reinstall the
card in the correct orientation.
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Installing the microSD Memory Card
Your device supports an optional (external) microSD™
memory cards for storage of media such as music, pictures,
video and other files. The SD card is designed for use with
this mobile device and other devices.
Note: This device supports a memory card of up to a 64GB.
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Locate the microSD card slot on the inside of the
device.
3. Orient the card with the gold strips facing down.
4. Carefully slide the microSD card into the card socket
until it clicks into place.
Important! Be sure to align the gold contact pins on the card
with the phone’s contact pins.
Removing the microSD Memory Card
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Remove the battery (page 11).
3. Carefully place your fingernail into the end of the micro
SIM slot and begin to pull the card slightly out.
4. Remove the card from the slot.
5. Replace the battery cover.
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Battery
Before using your device for the first time, install the battery
and charge it fully.
Removing the Battery
Grip the battery at the top end (3) and lift it up and out
of the battery compartment (4).
Installing Battery
Important! Before removing or replacing the battery, make
sure the device is switched off. To turn the device
off, press and hold the
Power/End key
until the Device options pop up displays, then tap
Power off.
Installing the Battery
1. Slide the battery into the compartment (1) so that the
tabs on the end align with the slots at the bottom of the
phone, making sure the connectors align.
2. Gently press down to secure the battery (2).
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Charging the Battery
Your device is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery. A
wall charger, which is used for charging the battery, is
included with your device. Use only approved batteries and
chargers. Ask your local Samsung dealer for further details.
Before using your device for the first time, you should fully
charge the battery.
Charging Head
Note: Verify that the battery is installed prior to connecting the
wall charger. If both the wall charger is connected and
the battery is not installed, the handset will power cycle
continuously and prevent proper operation. Failure to
unplug the wall charger before you remove the battery,
can cause the device to become damaged.
Important! It is recommended you fully charge the battery
before using your device for the first time.
1. Connect the USB cable to the charging head.
2. Locate the Charger/Accessory jack.
3. Insert the USB cable into the device’s Charger/
Accessory jack.
USB Cable
4. Plug the charging head into a standard AC power
outlet. The device turns on with the screen locked and
indicates both its charge state and percent of charge.
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Warning! While the device is charging, if the touch screen
does not function due to an unstable power supply
unplug the USB power adapter from the power outlet
or unplug the USB cable from the device.
Note: If the charger is incorrectly connected, damage to the
accessory port will occur therefore voiding the phone’s
warranty.
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5. When charging is finished, first unplug the charger’s
power plug from the AC wall outlet, then disconnect
the charger’s connector from the phone.
Important! If your handset has a touch screen display, please
note that a touch screen responds best to a light
touch from the pad of your finger or a non-metallic
stylus. Using excessive force or a metallic object
when pressing on the touch screen may damage
the tempered glass surface and void the warranty.
Low Battery Indicator
When the battery level is low and only a few minutes of talk
time remain (~15% charge), a warning tone sounds and the
“Battery low” message repeats at regular intervals on the
display. In this condition, your device conserves its remaining
battery power, by dimming the backlight.
When the battery level becomes too low, the device
automatically turns off.
The onscreen battery charge is represented (by default) as a
colored battery icon. You can also choose to display a
percentage value. Having a percentage value onscreen can
provide a better idea of the remaining charge on the battery.
Press the
Home key, tap
Menu, and then
tap Settings ➔
My device ➔ Display ➔ Show
battery percentage.
My device
For more information, refer to “Display Settings” on
page 219.
Extending Your Battery Life
Active applications, light levels, Bluetooth usage, and GPS
functionality all act to drain your battery. The following is a
list of helpful tips that can help conserve your battery power:
• Reduce your backlight on time.
• Turn Bluetooth off when not in use.
• Turn Wi-Fi off when not in use.
• Deactivate the GPS when not needed. Most applications using
this function will periodically query the GPS satellites for your
current location; each query drains your battery.
• Do not wait until your battery is completely depleted before
charging your device. Repeating this process of a complete
discharge and recharge can over time reduce the storage
capacity of any battery.
• Use the Power Saving feature to deactivate some hardware and
interface functions.
• Check the Battery use screen to review what features or functions
have been consuming your battery resources.
• Check the Running Services and close any unnecessary
applications.
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• Use the Task Manager feature to end/shutdown background
applications that are still running. These minimized applications
can, over time, cause your device to “slow down”.
• Turn off any streaming services after use (see Running Services).
• Animated wallpapers use processing power, memory, and more
power. Change your Live Wallpaper to a non-animated Wallpaper
gallery or Gallery image.
Switching the Device On or Off
Once the device has been configured, you will not be
prompted with setup screens again.
To turn the device on:
Press and hold
switches on.
2. Tap
Power off.
Initial Device Configuration
1. Select a language from the associated field.
English is the default language.
Note: If you are visually impaired or have difficulty hearing, tap
Accessibility to configure the accessibility settings.
2. Tap Next.
Power/End until the device
The device searches for your network and after finding
it, you can make or receive calls.
Note: The display language is preset to English at the factory.
To change the language, use the Language menu. For
more information, refer to “Language and Input
Settings” on page 237.
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To turn the device off:
1. Press and hold
Power/End until the Device
options screen appears.
Note: You may be prompted with a notification that your
activation is completed.
3. At the Wi-Fi screen, move the slider to activate the
feature and connect to either an existing Wireless
Access Point (WAP) or tap Next to continue.
4. If prompted, assign the Date and time settings. Enable
the Automatic date and time field, select a time zone,
and tap Next.
• If you disable the Automatic date and time feature, you can
then manually assign this information.
Note: The Date and time menu may not appear if
automatically detected via your internal microSIM card.
5. At the Samsung account screen, select one of the
following options:
• If this is your first time, tap Create new account.
• If you have previously created a Samsung account, tap Sign in.
– or –
Tap Skip to continue with the setup process and create
an account later. For more information, refer to
“Creating a Samsung Account” on page 246.
6. At the Got Google? screen, choose either Yes to log into
your existing Google account or No to continue.
• If you selected Yes, on the Sign in screen, enter your current
Google Email and Password information and tap Next.
• Tap OK to agree to the Google legal agreements.
• If prompted to enable purchases, tap Set up credit card and
enter your credit card information and click Save.
• Click Skip to continue without entering this information.
7. If you indicated that you did not have a current Google
account, then at the Make it Google screen, choose
either Get an account to create a new account or
Not now to continue.
8. Select/deselect the desired Google & location services
and tap
Next.
Note: Enabling Google location services can drain battery
power.
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9. When prompted, enter a First and Last name then tap
(Next). This will help to identify this as your device.
10. When prompted with the Dropbox activation screen,
you can choose to either: Create account, Sign in,
Disclaimer, or tap Skip to continue.
Note: For more information, refer to “Drive” on page 145.
11. From the Learn about key features screen:
• Tap an available field to display an onscreen tutorial.
15. Read the onscreen Collect diagnostics information.
Note: This software collects only diagnostic data from your
device so that technicians can better troubleshoot
issues with your device.
16. Select either More Info... (to read additional
information) or Close to close the message screen.
– or –
Important! Selecting Close only closes the current description
screen and does not disable data collection.
To disable data collection, go to Settings ➔
Accounts ➔ Backup and reset ➔ Collect
diagnostics and turn off the Allow Diagnostics
feature. For more information, refer to “Collect
Diagnostics” on page 252.
Tap the Device name field and use the onscreen
keyboard to rename your device.
Restarting the Device
• Turn on a feature by sliding the activation slider to the ON
position ( ON ).
12. Tap Next.
13. Accept the current device name.
Important! The device name is also used to provide an
identification for your device’s Bluetooth and
Wi-Fi Direct names.
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14. Tap Finish to complete the setup process.
1. Press and hold
Power/End until the Device
options screen appears.
2. Tap
Restart.
Locking and Unlocking the Device
By default, the device screen locks when the backlight turns
off.
Place your finger on the screen and swipe the glass in
any of the directions shown unlock the device.
Note: You can choose to configure lock settings to prevent
unauthorized use of your device. For more information,
refer to “Security” on page 254.
Voicemail
Setting Up Your Voicemail
Your device automatically transfers all unanswered calls to
voicemail, even if your device is in use or turned off. As soon
as your battery is charged and the micro SIM card inserted,
activate your voicemail account.
Important! Always use a password to protect against
unauthorized access.
For new users, follow the instructions below to set up voice
mail:
Note: Voicemail setup may be different depending on your
network.
1. From a Home screen, tap
and then touch and hold
the
key until the device dials voicemail.
You may be prompted to enter a password.
2. Follow the tutorial to create a password, a greeting,
and a display name.
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Accessing Your Voicemail
To access Voice Mail using the menu:
1. From a Home screen, tap
and then touch and hold
until the device dials voicemail.
2. When connected, follow the voice prompts from the
voicemail center.
Task Manager
Your device can run applications simultaneously, with some
applications running in the background.
Sometimes your device might seem to slow down over time,
and the biggest reason for this are background applications.
These are applications that were not properly closed or
shutdown and are still active but minimized. The Task
Manager not only lets you see which of these applications
are still active in the background but also easily lets you
choose which applications are left running and which are
closed.
Note: The larger the number of applications running on your
phone, the larger the energy drain on your battery.
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Task Manager Overview
Press and hold
Home and then tap
Task manager. This screen contains the
following tabs:
• Active applications display those currently active applications
running on your phone.
• Downloaded displays any installed packages or applications
from the Play Store that are taking up memory space. Tap
Uninstall to remove them from your phone.
• RAM, which displays the amount of current RAM (Random
Access Memory) currently being used and allow you to Clear
Memory.
• Clear defaults allows you to clear which applications are
launched by default.
• Storage displays a visual graph indicating the available and
used space within the System storage and external SD card.
Shutting Down an Currently Active Application
Press and hold the
End all.
– or –
Home key and then tap
1. Press and hold the
Task manager.
Home key and then tap
2. From the Active applications tab, tap End to close
selected applications.
– or –
Tap End all to close all background running
applications.
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Section 2: Understanding Your Device
This section outlines key features of your device. It also
describes the device’s keys, screen and the icons that
display when the device is in use.
Features of Your Device
Your device is lightweight, easy-to-use and offers many
significant features. The following list outlines a few of the
features included in your device.
• Tap screen with virtual (onscreen) QWERTY keyboard
• Brilliant 4-inch WVGA screen (480x800)
• Delivering data speeds faster than the current 3G network
technology by using 4G LTE and High Speed Packet Access Plus
(HSPA+).
• Android 4.4.2, KitKat
• Smart Switch™ compliant. For more information, see
www.samsungsmartswitch.com
Wi-Fi ® Capability
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• Apps available to download from the Google Play™ Store and
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• Access Movies, TV Shows, Music, Games, and Books with
Samsung Apps
• Compliant with AllShare Cast Hub®
• 5 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder with autofocus and
digital zoom
• VGA Front Facing camera for Video Chat
• Share Shot picture sharing functionality
• S-Beam file transfer technology
• Share Shot camera sharing-capable via multi-connect Wi-Fi
Direct connection
• Bluetooth enabled
• NFC-compatible
• Full Integration of Google Mobile™ Services (Gmail, YouTube,
Google Maps, Google Voice Search)
• Multiple Messaging Options: Text/Picture/Video Messaging and
Google Hangouts™
• Corporate and Personal Email
• Music Player with multitasking features
• Pre-loaded applications such as: Play Books, Play Newsstand,
and Play Movies
• Assisted GPS (Google Navigation)
• Webkit-based browser
• Expandable memory slot - supports up to 64GB microSD
• Mobile HotSpot and USB Tethering-capability
• Video Chat via Google Hangouts™
• Google Play™ Music
• Wi-Fi ® Calling via the use of a micro SIM card
Front View
The following illustrations show the main elements of your
device. The following list correlates to the illustrations.
1. Microphones are used during phone calls and allow
other callers to hear you clearly when you are speaking
to them. There are two microphones on the device:
• Bottom microphone: used during handset mode.
• Top microphone: used while an active call is in the
speakerphone mode and assists in noise cancellation
(2 microphone solution).
2. Front Facing Camera allows you to take pictures while
facing the screen and allows you to video conference.
3. Proximity Sensor detects how close an object is to the
surface of the screen. This is typically used to detect
when your face is against the screen during a phone
call.
• While talking on the phone, the sensor detects talk activity and
locks the keypad to prevent accidental key presses.
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4. Menu key displays a list of options available for the
current screen. From the Home screen it displays
Add apps and widgets, Create folder, Set wallpaper,
Edit page, Search, Settings options, and Help.
5. Home key displays the Home screen when pressed.
Press and hold to display your recent apps, Task
manager, Google Search, and Remove options.
Double-press to activate S Voice.
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2
3
6. USB Power/Accessory connector allows you to connect
a power cable or optional accessories such as a
USB/data cable.
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7. Back key redisplays the previous screen or clears
entries.
8. Display shows all the information needed to operate
your phone, such as the connection status, received
signal strength, phone battery level, and time.
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9. Receiver allows you to hear the other caller.
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6
Back View
The following illustration shows the external elements of your
device:
1. Camera lens is used to take photos.
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2
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2. Flash is used to take photos in low-light conditions.
3. External speaker allows you to hear ringers, music, and
other sounds offered by your phone.
4. micro SIM Card Slot (internal) Installation location for
SIM card.
5. microSD Card Slot (internal) allows you use a microSD
card to expand the memory of your device.
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5
6. Headset jack allows you to connect a hands-free
headset so you can listen to music.
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Side Views
Status Bar
The following illustration shows the side elements of your
device:
1
2
The Status Bar shows information about the connection
status, signal strength, phone battery level, and time, and
displays notifications about incoming messages, calls and
other actions.
This list identifies the icons you see on your phone’s display
screen:
Indicator Icons
This list identifies the symbols you’ll see on your device’s
display and Indicator area:
Note: Some Notification icons can be hidden manually by
toggling the status of the Notification panel function. For
more information, refer to “Accessing Additional Screen
Functions” on page 34.
1. Volume key allows you to adjust the ringer volume in
standby mode (with the phone open) or adjust the voice
volume during a call. When receiving an incoming call:
• Pressing the volume key down mutes the ring tone.
2. Power/End key
ends a call or switches the
phone off and on. Press and hold for two seconds to
turn toggle the Silent mode or Airplane mode states,
turn the device on or off, or Restart.
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Displays your current signal strength. The
greater the number of bars, the stronger the
signal.
Indicates that the Airplane Mode is active. You
cannot send or receive any calls or access
online information.
Indicates there is no signal available.
Displays when there is no SIM card in the
phone.
Displays when there is a system error or alert.
Displays to indicate a security warning. You are
prompted to set a screen lock password.
Displays when an active call is routed through a
Bluetooth headset. Icon is displayed in the
Status bar area.
Displays when you have missed an incoming
call.
Displays when you device is set to automatically
reject all incoming calls. The All numbers option
is enabled from within Call settings ➔ Call
rejection ➔ Auto reject mode menu.
Displays when the speakerphone is on. Icon is
displayed in the Status bar area.
Displays when the microphone is muted. Icon is
displayed in the Status bar area.
Displays when a call is in progress. Icon is
displayed in the Status bar area.
Displays when Call forwarding is set to Always
forward. Displayed in the Status bar when the
current call is minimized. For more information,
refer to “Additional Voice Call Settings” on
page 228.
Displays when a call is on hold. Icon is
displayed in the Status bar area.
Displays your current battery charge level. Icon
shown is fully charged.
Displays when the NFC function is active.
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Displays when your battery is charging.
Displays when there is a new text message.
Displays your current battery charge level is low
(Charge: ~28% - 15%).
Displays when an outgoing text message has
failed to be delivered.
Displays your current battery charge level is
very low (Charge: ~15% - 5%).
Displays when an incoming text message
content has failed to be downloaded.
Shows your current battery only has up to 4%
power remaining and will soon shutdown.
(Charge: ~4% - 1%).
Displays when there is a new voicemail
message.
Displays when connected to the EDGE network.
Displays when connected to the 3G network. 3G
indicator is only seen when roaming.
Displays when connected to the HSPA+
network.
Displays when your phone is communicating
with the 4G LTE network.
Displays when the phone has detected an active
USB connection and is in a USB Debugging
mode.
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Displays when there is a new visual voicemail
message.
Displays in the notifications window when there
is a new Email message.
Displays in the notifications window when there
is a new Gmail message.
Displays when a new Google+ notification has
been received.
Displays when the user is prompted to set up a
new Dropbox account.
Displays when the user is prompted with a
Lookout Security notification.
Displays when the time and date for a Calendar
Event has arrived. For more information, refer to
“Calendar” on page 139.
Displays when an alarm is set. For more
information, refer to “Setting an Alarm” on
page 142.
Displays when the Blocking mode feature is
active. For more information, refer to “Blocking
Mode” on page 233.
Displays when the Hands-Free Mode is active.
For more information, refer to “Hands-Free
Mode” on page 234.
Displays when Bluetooth technology is active
and enabled.
Displays when the device is in Silent mode. All
sounds except media and alarms are silenced,
and Silent mode is set to Vibrate. For more
information, refer to “Adjusting the Volume
Settings” on page 220.
Displays when the Bluetooth technology is
active and communicating with an external
device.
Displays when the device is in Silent mode. All
sounds are silenced, and Silent mode is set to
Mute.
Displays when a file or application download is
in progress.
Displays when data synchronization and
application sync is active and synchronization is
in progress for Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts.
Displays when the Share shot option is enabled
from within the Camera Shooting mode menu
and images and being shared via Wi-Fi Direct.
For more information, refer to “Camera
Options” on page 118.
Displays when the an outbound file transfer is in
progress.
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Displays when a screen capture has been taken
and stored in the clipboard.
Displays when your device is connected being
used to control streaming media and is
connected to a Digital Living Network
Alliance (DLNA) certified devices.
Displays when your device is currently sharing/
streaming media to paired device using the
Samsung Link application.
Displays when AllShare Cast Hub is active,
connected to your device, and communicating.
For more information, refer to “AllShare Cast
Hub” on page 133.
Displays when updates are available for
download.
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Displays when Wi-Fi is connected, active, and
communicating with a Wireless Access Point
(WAP).
Displays when Wi-Fi is active and there is an
available open wireless network.
Displays when Wi-Fi Direct is communicating
with another compatible device.
Displays to alert you to disable an active Wi-Fi
Direct connection if not in use - to conserve
battery power.
Displays when the USB Tethering mode is active
and communicating. For more information, refer
to “USB Tethering” on page 189.
Displays when a Play Store download has
completed.
Displays when Wi-Fi is being used as a Mobile
HotSpot feature is active and communicating.
For more information, refer to “Mobile HotSpot”
on page 190.
Displays when Hangout updates are available
for download. For more information, refer to
“Hangouts” on page 152.
Displays when a share shot has been
established with other users via a Wi-Fi Direct
connection.
Displays when the Wi-Fi Calling feature is
active. Minutes used while connected to the
Wi-Fi network count against available rate plan
minutes.
Displays when the Wi-Fi Calling feature is active
and you are using it with within your current
active call.
Displays when there is an error in the use or
911 registration of the Wi-Fi Calling feature.
Displays when you are currently in Emergency
calling mode. You must exit this mode to
resume normal calling function.
Displays in the notifications window when there
are too many onscreen notification icons to
display. Tap to show more notifications.
Tap to select a text input method.
Displays in the notifications window when a
song is currently playing within the Music
application.
Displays in the notifications window when a
song is currently playing within the Play Music
application.
Displays when your device’s GPS is on and
communicating.
Displays when the external SD card (internal
microSD) has been disconnected (unmounted)
from the phone and is now ready for either
removal or formatting.
Displays when the External SD card is being
prepared for mounting to the device. This is
required for communication with the External
SD card.
Displays when the microSD card has been
improperly or unexpectedly removed.
Displays when storage within either the internal
location or the external SD card has reached its
capacity. It is recommended you either move
files off or delete them to make additional room.
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Displays when Power saving mode is enabled.
Displays when the Power saving alert
notification has been activated. You are then
prompted to view your current battery level.
Home Screen
The Home screen is the starting point for using the
applications on your phone. There are initially seven
available panels, each populated with default shortcuts or
applications. You can customize each of these panels.
Displays when TTY device has been inserted.
Connection Status
For more details on configuring your phone’s settings, see
“Changing Your Settings” on page 193.
Status Bar
Notification
area
Status
area
Signal strength
Battery status
Time
Widget
Google Search
Home Screen
Shortcuts
Primary
Shortcuts
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• Notification area displays those icons associated with end-user
notifications such as: email messages, calls (missed, call in
progress), new voicemail, upcoming event, USB connection,
Emails, and Text/MMS messages.
– These notifications appear at the top-left of the screen (within
the Status bar area) and display important user information.
– This information can be accessed by swiping down from the
Status bar (page 34).
• Status area displays those icons associated with the status of
the device such as communication, coverage, Bluetooth, 4G/3G,
Wi-Fi communication, battery levels, GPS, and so on.
• Home Screen is a customizable screen that provides information
about notifications and device status, and allows access to
application Widgets.
• Extended Home Screens extend beyond the current visible
screen width to provide more space for adding icons, widgets,
and other customization features.
– There are six available extended screens (panels) each of
which may be populated with its own shortcuts or widgets.
These screens share the use of the five Primary Shortcuts.
– The current screen is indicated at the bottom by a white
square. Up to seven (7) total screens are available.
Note: Both the status bar and primary shortcuts are visible
across all screens.
• Google search is an onscreen Internet search engine powered by
Google™. Tap to access the Voice Actions feature where you can
verbally enter a search term and initiate an online search.
– Tap
Voice Actions to launch the function from within this
Google widget.
• Widgets are self-contained onscreen applications (not shortcuts).
These can be placed onto any of the available screens (Home or
extended).
• Shortcuts are icons that launch available device applications
such as Camera, YouTube, Contacts, Phone, Email, Play Store,
and so on. These function the same as shortcuts on your
computer.
– Although some may already be found on the Extended Home
screens, the majority can also be found within the Applications
screens.
– The Application screens can be accessed by tapping Apps
from the Primary shortcuts area.
– Shortcuts can be removed from a screen and added back any
number of times.
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• Primary Shortcuts: are four shortcuts present throughout all of
the available screens and can be used to both navigate within the
device or launch any of the following functions:
– Phone ( ) launches the phone-related screen functions
(Keypad, Logs, Favorites, and Contacts).
– Contacts (
) launches the Contacts-related screens (Phone,
) launches the Messages menu (create new
messages or open an existing message string).
– MetroWEB ( ) launches the built-in Web browser.
– Apps launches the Applications page.
• Tap
Apps to access the Applications screens.
• While in the Applications screens, tap
return to the Home screen.
When on the Home screen, tap
Menu and then select
any of the following menu options:
• Add apps and widgets allows you to quickly access the Widget
tab where you can then drag a selected widget to an available
area on a selected screen.
• Create folder allows you to create onscreen folders to help
Groups, Favorites, and Contacts).
– Messages (
Home Screen Menu Settings
Back to easily
As you transition from screen to screen, a screen indicator
(located at the bottom) displays the currently active panel.
organize files of application shortcuts.
• Edit page allows you to add or remove extended screens from
your device. You can have up to six extended screens (one Home
screen and six Extended screens).
• Set wallpaper allows you to assign the current wallpaper for the
Home screen, Lock screen, or Home and lock screens. Choose
from Gallery, Live wallpapers, or Wallpapers.
• Search displays the Google Search box that you can use to
search for a key term online.
• Settings provides quick access to the device’s settings menu.
– The Settings menu can also be accessed by pressing the
Home key and then tapping
Menu ➔ Settings.
• Help displays the onscreen Help application. For more
information, refer to “Help” on page 153.
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Notification Bar
The Notification area indicates new message events (data
sync status, new messages, calendar events, call status, and
so on). You can expand this area to display the Notification
screen that provides more detailed information about the
current onscreen notification icons.
1. Tap the Status Bar to reveal the Notifications tab, and
then drag the tab to the bottom of the screen to open
the Notifications panel (1).
2. Tap a notification entry to open the associated
application (2).
Clearing Notifications
1. In a single motion, touch and drag the Status bar down
to the bottom of the screen to open the Notifications
panel.
2. Tap Clear. The notifications are cleared from the panel.
Accessing Additional Screen Functions
In addition to notifications, this screen also provides quick
and ready access to device functions. These can be quickly
activated or deactivated.
Scrolling across a horizontal list of functions has been
enhanced with an accessible Grid view.
Note: You can select the function buttons you see at the top of
the Notifications panel.
Only 5 buttons are shown at any one time.
The Grid view is the only way to view all functions.
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Screen Navigation
To activate the Grid view:
From the Notification panel, tap
display additional functions.
Open Grid view to
To minimize the Grid view:
From the Notification panel, tap
Close Grid view to
show only your primary functions.
To customize the functions displayed:
1. From the Notification screen, tap
display additional functions.
Open Grid view to
Edit then locate the Notifications panel area
2. Tap
located at the bottom of the Notifications panel screen.
3. In a single motion, touch and hold a desired function
then drag it to the top row.
Using the touch screen display and the keys, you can
navigate the features of your device and enter characters.
The following conventions are used in this manual to
describe the navigation action in the procedures.
Navigating Through the Screens
The following terms describe the most common hardware
and onscreen actions.
• Press and hold: Pressing relates to use of the hardware keys and
buttons to select or activate an item. For example: press the
Navigation key to scroll through a menu. Some buttons and keys
require you to press and hold them to activate a feature, for
example, you press the Lock key to lock and unlock the device.
• Tap: Use a brief tap to select items on the display or to enter text
on the virtual QWERTY keyboard. For example: tap an Application
icon to open the application.
• Touch and hold: Touch and hold an icon or key to open the
available options, or to access a pop-up menu. For example:
touch and hold the Home screen to access a menu of
customization options.
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• Flick: Move your finger in lighter, quicker strokes than swiping.
• Spread: “Spread” the screen using your thumb and forefinger to
This finger gesture is always used in a vertical motion, such as
when flicking through contacts or a message list.
zoom in when viewing a picture or a Web page. (Move fingers
outward to zoom in.)
• Swipe or slide: Quickly drag your finger vertically or horizontally
across the screen. This allows you to move the area of focus or to
scroll through a list. For example: slide your finger left or right on
the Home screen to scroll among the seven panels.
Note: These screens can be re-arranged in any desired order.
For more information, refer to “Customizing the
Screens” on page 38.
• Drag: Press and hold your finger with some pressure before you
• Motion Navigation and Activation: The device comes equipped
start to move it. Do not release your finger until you have reached
the target position.
• Rotate: Automatically change the screen orientation from portrait
with the ability to assign specific functions to certain device
actions that are detected by both the accelerometer and
gyroscope.
to landscape by turning the device sideways. For example: rotate
to landscape orientation when entering text, to provide a larger
keyboard, or when viewing web content to minimize scrolling.
• Pinch: “Pinch” the screen using your
thumb and forefinger to zoom out when
viewing a picture or a Web page. (Move
fingers inward to zoom out.)
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Menu Navigation
Using Sub-Menus
You can tailor the device’s range of functions to fit your needs
using both menus and applications. Menus, sub-menus, and
features are accessed by scrolling through the available
onscreen menus. Your device defaults with seven screens.
Navigating Through the Application Menus
Sub-menus are available from within most screen and
applications.
1. Tap
Menu. A sub-menu displays at the bottom of
the screen.
2. Tap an available onscreen option.
There are three default Application Menu screens available.
As you add more applications from the Play Store, more
screens are created to house these new apps.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps. The first
Application Menu screen displays.
To close the Applications screen, press
Home.
2. Sweep the screen to access the other menus.
3. Tap any of the onscreen icons to launch the associated
application.
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Sub-Menu items
Customizing the Screens
Using Context Menus
Context menus (also called pop-up menus) contain options
that apply to a specific item on the screen. They function
similarly to menu options that appear when you right click
your mouse on your desktop computer.
Touch and hold an item onscreen to open its context
menu.
Context
Menu
You can customize the Home screens (panels) to display the
Widgets, Shortcuts, Folders, or Wallpapers. For example, one
screen could contain the Music Player shortcut and other
forms of media, while another screen might contain
communication apps such as Gmail.
You can customize your Home screen by doing the following:
• Adding, Deleting, and Rearranging screens
• Assigning a New Home screen
• Adding and Removing Primary Shortcuts
• Sharing Application Information
• Managing Shortcuts
• Adding and Removing Widgets
• Changing the Background (Wallpapers)
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Adding and Deleting Screens
Rearranging the Screens
Your phone comes with seven screens. You can delete these
screens and then add them back later.
Note: These screens can be deleted and re-arranged.
Important! Your phone can only contain at most seven screens
and at least one screen.
To delete a screen:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Edit page.
Menu and then tap
3. Press
Home to return to the main Home screen.
Menu and then tap
Add screen. The newly added screen appears
2. Tap
as the last page.
3. Press
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Home to return to the main Home screen.
Menu and then tap
2. Touch and hold a screen and then drag it into its new
location. Upper-left is screen position #1 and
bottom-right is the last screen.
Assigning a New Home Screen
1. From a Home screen, tap
Edit page.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap
Home screen. The new Home screen then
indicates this
2. Touch and hold, then drag the undesired screen up to
the Remove tab ( ).
To add a screen:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Edit page.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Edit page.
selected screen.
Home screen icon at the top of the
Sharing an App
The device’s Applications menu now comes with a feature
that allows you to share information about your selected
applications with external users.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Share apps.
3. Place a check mark alongside those applications you
wish to share information about and tap Done.
Managing Shortcuts
Note: To move a shortcut from one screen to another, you
must carefully touch and hold the shortcut and slowly
drag it to the edge of the screen. As the shortcut turns
light blue, you can begin to move it to the adjacent
screen. If this does not work, delete it from its current
screen. Activate the new screen and then add the
selected shortcut.
Note: Shared applications consist of those that have
previously been downloaded from the Play Store.
4. Select a sharing method. Choose from: Add to
Dropbox, Bluetooth, Email, Gmail, Google, Google+,
Hangouts, Memo, Messages, and Wi-Fi Direct.
5. The recipient will be notified about the receipt of the
new information.
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To add a shortcut from the Applications screen:
1. From the Home screen, select a screen location for
your new shortcut by scrolling across your available
screens until you reach the desired one.
2. Tap
Apps to reveal all your current available
applications. By default, applications are displayed as
an Alphabetical grid.
3. Scroll across the screens and locate your desired
application.
4. Touch and hold the onscreen icon. The new shortcut
then appears to hover over the current screen.
5. While still holding the onscreen icon, position it on the
current screen. Once complete, release the screen to
lock the shortcut into its new position.
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To add a shortcut via the Add to Home screen:
1. From the Home screen, navigate to a screen with an
empty area.
2. Touch and hold an empty area of the screen.
3. From the Home screen window, tap Apps and widgets
➔ Apps.
4. Scroll across the pages and in a single motion, touch
and hold an application to place a copy on the current
screen.
To delete a shortcut:
1. From the Home screen, touch and hold the desired
shortcut. This unlocks it from its location on the current
screen.
2. Drag the shortcut over the Remove tab (
release it.
) and
Adding and Removing Primary Shortcuts
Note: You can change any of your primary shortcuts with the
exception of the Apps shortcut.
To remove a primary shortcut:
From the Home screen, touch and hold the primary
shortcut you want to replace, then drag it to an empty
space on any available screen. The primary shortcuts
are now updated to show an empty slot.
To insert a new primary shortcut:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps.
2. Locate your desired application, then touch and hold
the onscreen icon to position it on a desired screen. For
more information, refer to “Managing Shortcuts” on
page 40.
3. Locate the screen with the desired shortcut you want
to add as the new primary shortcut.
4. Touch and hold the shortcut until it detaches from the
screen.
5. In a single motion, touch and hold the new shortcut,
then drag it into the empty space within the row of
primary shortcuts. The new primary shortcut will now
appear on both the Home and Extended screens.
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Adding and Removing Widgets
Widgets are self-contained applications that can be placed
on any screen. Unlike shortcuts, widgets appear as
applications.
To add a Widget:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔ Widgets tab.
2. Scroll across the Widget pages and locate a desired
Widget.
3. Touch and hold an available Widget until it detaches
from the screen.
4. While still holding the Widget, scroll left or right across
the available screens and let go of the Widget to place
it on your current screen.
To remove a Widget:
1. Touch and hold a Widget until it unlocks from the
current screen.
2. Drag the widget over the Remove tab ( ) and release
it.
• As you place the Widget into the Trash, both items turn red.
• This action doesn’t delete the Widget, it just removes it from
the current screen.
To place a widget onto a different screen:
1. Touch and hold the widget until it becomes
transparent.
2. Slowly drag it past the edge of the screen until the
adjacent page appears highlighted and it then snaps
onto the new page.
3. Drag the widget to its desired position on the new
screen.
4. Repeat these steps to continue moving it to other
screens.
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Managing Wallpapers
Wallpapers consist of either Gallery images (user taken), Live
wallpapers (animated backgrounds), or Wallpaper gallery
(default phone wallpapers).
Note: Selecting animated Live wallpapers will require
additional battery power.
To change the current Home screen wallpaper:
1. Navigate to any screen.
– or –
Press
Home to go to the Home screen.
Note: Wallpapers supports the following image types: JPEG,
PNG, GIF, BMP, and WBMP.
To change Wallpapers from Settings Menu:
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Display ➔ Wallpaper.
– or –
My device
My device ➔
Touch and hold an empty area of the screen and select
Set wallpaper.
2. Choose from Home screen, Lock screen, or Home and
lock screen.
2. Touch and hold an empty area of the screen.
3. From the Home screen window tap Set wallpaper ➔
Home screen.
4. Select a Wallpaper type:
• Tap Gallery to select from a user image stored in the camera
image gallery, crop the image, and tap Done.
Note: The Home and lock screens is an additional option that
allows you to change both screens at the same time.
3. Select a wallpaper type (Gallery, Live wallpaper, or
Wallpapers).
4. Choose an image and tap Done or Set wallpaper.
• Tap Live wallpapers to select from a list of animated
backgrounds, once done tap Set wallpaper.
• Tap Wallpapers, scroll through the images, tap a wallpaper
image, then tap Set wallpaper.
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To change the current Lock screen wallpaper:
1. Navigate to any screen, touch and hold an empty area
of the screen, and tap Set wallpaper ➔ Lock screen.
– or –
From the main Settings page, tap
Display ➔ Wallpaper ➔ Lock screen.
My device
My device ➔
2. Select a Wallpaper type:
• Tap Gallery to select from a user image stored in the camera
image gallery, crop the image, and tap Done.
• Tap Wallpapers scroll through the images, tap a wallpaper
image, then tap Set wallpaper.
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Section 3: Call Functions
This section describes features and functionality associated
with making or answering calls, and the Contacts list, which
is used to store contact information.
Displaying Your Phone Number
From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ About device ➔ Status. Find
the field My phone number to see the assigned phone
number.
Note: The device’s Settings menu can also be activated by
pressing the
Home key and then tapping
Apps ➔
Settings.
Making a Call
You can store phone numbers that are regularly used to the
SIM card or to the device’s memory. These entries are
referred to as the Contacts list.
Phone.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Enter the phone number and then tap
Dial.
3. If you make a mistake while dialing, tap
Delete to
Delete to clear
clear the last digit. Touch and hold
the entire sequence.
Note: When you activate the Auto redial option in the
Phone ➔
Menu ➔ Call settings
➔ Additional settings menu, the device automatically
redials up to 10 times when the person does not answer
the call or is already on the phone, provided your call is
not sent to voicemail.
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Quick Dialing a Number from the Contacts List
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Ending a Call
Tap
End to end the call.
2. Locate a contact from the list.
3. In a single motion, touch and drag your finger over the
number by going to the right. This action places a call
to the recipient.
Running a Call in the Background
If you exit the current call screen and return to the Home
screen, you are visually notified that you are still on an active
call by the green phone icon within the Status bar.
This is the best way to stay on your current call and do
something else (multi-task) such as access the Contacts list,
view a recent email, locate a picture, and so on.
In Call Notification
Note: To redial a recent number, tap
Call at the end of the
call, or locate the number from the Logs list, tap the
entry, and tap
Call.
Call
Ending a Call from the Status Bar
1. From an active call, you can launch a separate
application or return to the Home screen. The current
call is kept active in the background.
2. Tap the Status bar to reveal the Notifications tab, and
then drag the tab to the bottom of the screen to open
the Notifications panel.
3. Tap End to end the currently active call.
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Making Emergency Calls
If you do not have a SIM card installed the first time you turn
on the phone, the Insert SIM card to make calls message
displays and an animated tutorial shows you how to install
the SIM card.
Without a SIM card, you can only make an emergency call
with the phone; normal cell phone service is not available.
Making an Emergency Call Without a SIM card
installed
1. Tap Emergency call from the onscreen display to make
an emergency call.
Dial. Complete your call.
2. Enter 9-1-1 and tap
During this type of call, you will have access to the
Speaker mode, Keypad, and End Call features.
Note: Selecting Location consent may drain battery power. For
more information, refer to “Power Saving Mode” on
page 234.
3. Tap
Making an Emergency Call With a SIM card installed
The Emergency calling mode makes redialing an emergency
number a 1-touch process. Before you can resume normal
calling operations, you should first exit this mode.
1. Swipe the Lock screen to unlock the device.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
3. Enter the emergency number (ex: 911) and then tap
Dial.
4. Complete your call. During this type of call, you will
have access to the Speaker mode, Keypad, and End
Call features.
Note: This mode can drain your battery power more rapidly
than a normal calling mode.
5. At the Emergency Callback screen, follow the onscreen
instructions.
End to exit this calling mode.
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Dialing Options
When you enter numbers on the Keypad, you will see three
onscreen options.
From the keypad screen, use one of the following options:
• Voicemail (
• Dial (
• Delete (
) to access your Voicemail service.
) to call the entered number.
) to delete digits from the current number.
To view additional dialing options:
After entering a number, tap
Menu.
• Send message to send the current caller a text message while
still maintaining the current call active.
• Add to contacts to add the current number to either a new or
existing Contacts entry.
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• Speed dial setting to access the Speed dialing setting menu
where you can assign a speed dial location to a current
Contacts entry.
• Add 2-sec pause to insert a two-second pause to enter a
2-second delay within a number string (the phone continues
dialing after 2 seconds without any additional keys being
pressed.
Tip: You can create pauses longer than two seconds by
entering multiple 2 second pauses.
• Add wait to insert a hard pause within the number string (the
phone waits for your input). A wait requires that any
consecutive numbers be manually sent by tapping Yes.
• Call settings to provide you access to the Call settings screen.
• Help to view help topics for more information.
Answering a Call
Managing Reject Calls
When somebody calls you, the phone rings and displays the
incoming call image. The caller's phone number, picture, or
name if stored in Contacts List, displays.
Pressing the Volume down button mutes the ringer.
If the incoming call is from a number stored in your Contacts,
the entry’s name is displayed. You may also see the caller’s
phone number, if available.
333-333-3333
Touch and drag
upward to reject
with a message
Touch and
slide in any
direction to
answer the
call
Touch and slide
in any direction
to reject the call
This feature allows you to categorize both known and
unknown callers as rejected contacts. These Contacts are
then added to your Rejection list which can be managed for
individual entries from within the Contacts list or as a whole
from the Call rejection screen.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
Menu, and then tap Call settings
2. Tap
➔ Call rejection.
3. Tap the Auto reject mode field to configure your
automatic rejection settings. Rejected calls are routed
automatically to your voicemail. Choose from:
• Off: disables the auto rejection feature.
• All numbers: enables the features for all known and unknown
numbers, including those contacts that are not assigned to the
rejection list.
• Auto reject numbers: automatically rejects all entries assigned
to the Reject list/Blacklist.
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Adding numbers to the rejection list
Entries can be added to the list via either the Contacts menu
or via the Auto reject list menu. The Contacts menu option
assigns all numbers for an individual as rejected. The Auto
reject list allows to assign individual numbers.
To assign multiple numbers as rejected via Contacts:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Locate an entry and tap it to open the Contact
Overview Screen (page 79).
Menu and then tap Add to reject list. All phone
3. Tap
numbers associated with this entry are then added to
the reject list.
To assign single number as rejected via Auto reject list:
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Call rejection
➔ Auto reject list.
Create and either enter the phone number or
2. Tap
select a Contact from your Logs or Contacts list.
3. Tap Save to complete the assignment.
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International Calls
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone and then touch
and hold the One key until the device shows “+”
onscreen.
2. Use the onscreen keypad to enter the country code,
area code, and phone number.
3. If you make a mistake, tap
a single digit.
– or –
Touch and hold
4. Tap
Dial.
Delete once to delete
Delete to delete all digits.
Pause Dialing
You can dial or save phone numbers with pauses for use with
automated systems, such as voicemail or financial phone
numbers.
• 2-Second Pause automatically sends the next set of numbers
after a two-second pause. This is indicated in the number string
as a comma (,).
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone and use the
onscreen keypad to enter the phone number.
Wait Dialing
Inserting a Wait into your dialing sequence means that the
phone waits until it hears a dial tone before proceeding with
the next sequence of numbers.
• Wait sends the next set of numbers only after tapping Yes. This is
indicated in the number string as a semicolon (;).
Note: Do not add multiple Waits (;) to a number string as this
will continue to prompt you after each sequence.
Menu and then tap Add 2-sec pause. This
2. Tap
feature adds an automatic two-second pause.
Phone and use the
1. From a Home screen, tap
onscreen keypad to enter the phone number.
3. Use the keypad to enter the additional numbers that
will be dialed automatically after the second pause.
Menu and then tap Add wait. This feature
2. Tap
causes the phone to require your acceptance before
sending the next set of entered digits.
Tip: You can create pauses longer than three seconds by
entering multiple 2 second pauses.
4. Tap
Dial.
3. Tap
Dial.
4. Once prompted to Send the following tones?, tap Yes to
dial the remaining digits.
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Redialing the Last Number
The device stores the numbers of the calls you’ve dialed,
received, or missed if the caller is identified.
To recall any of these numbers:
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap the
Phone.
Logs tab to display the list of recent calls.
3. Tap the name/number and tap
Call.
Speed Dialing
Setting Up Speed Dial Entries
Important! Speed dial location #1 is reserved for Voicemail. No
other number can be assigned to this slot.
1. From a Home screen, tap
tab.
2. Tap
Phone ➔
Keypad
Menu and then tap Speed dial setting. The
Speed dial setting screen displays a list numbers from
2 through 100.
Once you have stored phone numbers from your Contacts
List, you can set up to 99 speed dial entries (2-100) and then
dial them easily whenever you want, simply by tapping the
associated numeric key.
3. Tap an unassigned number slot.
Note: Speed dial location #1 must be reserved for Voicemail
use.
4. Tap a contact and select a number to assign it to the
speed dial location. The selected contact number/
image is displayed in the speed dial number box.
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The Select contact screen displays.
Changing a Speed Dial Entry Order
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Phone ➔
Keypad.
Menu and then tap Speed dial setting.
Important! The number 1 is reserved for Voicemail and
another number cannot be assigned to this slot.
3. Tap
Note: Tapping two existing speed dial locations causes the
entries to switch positions.
5. Tap Done. to store the change.
Back to return to the previous screen.
Removing a Speed Dial Entry
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Phone ➔
Tap
Menu and then tap Remove. Tap an entry and
tap
(Remove entry). Select either Done (to complete
the deletion) or Cancel (to exit).
4. Tap
Menu and then tap Change order.
4. Tap the current entry then tap the new target speed
dial location.
6. Tap
3. Touch and hold a existing onscreen speed dial location
and select Remove from the context menu.
– or –
Keypad.
Back to return to the previous screen.
Making a Call Using Speed Dial
You can assign a short cut number to a phone number in the
Contacts List for speed dialing.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
2. Touch and hold a previously created speed dial location
(numbers 2-100, or 1 if you are dialing voice mail) until
the number begins to dial.
3. If you are not certain of the speed dial location, tap
Phone ➔
Menu ➔ Speed dial setting and tap a
speed dial number to view the assigned phone number.
Menu and then tap Speed dial setting.
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In Call Options
Personalizing the Call Sound Setting
Your device provides a number of features that are available
for use during a call.
Personalized
call sound
Call duration
Place a call
on hold
Dialer
Background
Noise
Reduction
Add a new call
Activate or
Deactivate
Speakerphone
Extra volume
End the call
Mute or Unmute
the call
Activate or
Deactivate
Bluetooth
Headset
Note: Noise reduction and Extra volume features are disabled
while using Wi-Fi Calling. For more information, refer to
“Wi-Fi Calling” on page 207.
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During a call it may be necessary to adjust the sound of the
incoming call by selecting an audio equalizer setting for the
current call.
1. Tap
Personalize call sound.
2. Confirm the option is enabled
.
Note: If prompted to enable the feature via the Call settings
menu, go to Call settings ➔ Personalize call sound ➔
In-call sound EQ.
Select an available option.
Choose from: Off, Soft Sound, Clear Sound, Adapt Sound left,
and Adapt Sound right.
Placing a Call on Hold
More In-call Options
You can place the current call on hold whenever you want. If
your network supports this service, you can also make
another call while a call is in progress.
To place a call on hold:
1. Tap Hold to place the current call on hold.
2. Tap Unhold to activate the call that is on hold.
To make a new call while a call is in progress:
1. Enter the new phone number that you wish to dial or
look it up in Call history.
2. Once connected, tap Add call to dial the second call.
3. Dial the new phone number and tap
Dial.
To switch between the two calls:
Tap (
Swap )
Swap.
During a call you can save the current caller’s information to
the Contacts list, or create a Memo.
Tap
Menu and then select an available in-call
option:
• Contacts: During a call you can look up a number in the
Contacts list. Browse the Contacts list for the information you
need.
• Memo: During a call it may be necessary to record information
(a Note).
• Message: During a call you can create a message.
– Tap Message ➔
Compose.
– Address and create the message.
– Review your message and tap
Send.
The previous In call number turns gray and displays
On hold. The new active call displays a green
background behind the number.
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Multi-Party calls
A multi-party call is a network service that multiple people to
participate in a multi-party or conference call.
For further details about subscribing to this service, contact
customer service.
Setting up a Multi-Party Call
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
2. Dial the number for the first participant and tap
Dial.
3. Once connected, tap Add call, enter the second phone
Dial. The first caller is placed on
number and tap
hold.
4. Wait for the second caller to answer the incoming call
and tap
Merge. The two calls are now joined into a
multi-party call and display in the order in which they
were called.
Having a Private Conversation With One Participant
Note: The Manage conference call option is not available for
multi-party calls created while using the Wi-Fi Calling
feature. You must be on the cellular network to use the
manage feature.
1. Tap
Menu and then tap Manage conference call.
Split Caller adjacent to the participants you
2. Tap
would like to split from the current multi-line call. The
list displays the callers in the order they were dialed.
Note: The option is not available for multi-party calls created
while using the Wi-Fi Calling feature. You must be on the
cellular network to use the manage feature.
Merge
Important! Multiple callers can be joined to a single multiparty line. You can swap or place each multi-party
call on hold.
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3. Tap the participant with which you want to speak
privately. You can now talk privately to that person
while the other participants continue to converse with
each other. If there is only one other participant, then
that person is placed on hold.
4. To return to the multi-party call, tap the Merge icon. All
of the multi-party call participants can now hear each
other.
Dropping One Participant
1. Tap
End
Menu, and then tap Manage conference call ➔
End to the right of the number to drop.
The participant is disconnected and you can continue
the call with the other participant.
2. Tap
End to end your conversation with the
remaining caller.
Call Waiting
You can answer an incoming call while you have a call in
progress, if this service is supported by the network and you
have previously set the Call waiting option to Activate.
You are notified of an incoming call by a call waiting tone. For
more information, refer to “Additional Voice Call Settings” on
page 228.
To answer a new call while you have a call in progress:
1. In a single motion, tap
Answer and slide it in
any direction to answer the new incoming call.
2. Tap an option from the Accept call after menu:
• Putting [Caller] on hold to place the previous caller on hold
while you answer the new incoming call.
• Ending call with [Caller] to end the previous call and answer
the new call.
Note: The new caller appears at the top of the list. The
previous caller is placed on hold and appears at the
bottom of the list.
3. Tap Swap to switch between the two calls. This places
the new caller on hold and activates the previous call.
Important! The currently active call is displayed with a green
background.
4. Tap Swap again to switch back.
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Logs Tab
The Logs tab is a list of the phone numbers (or Contacts
entries) for calls you placed, accepted, or missed. The Logs
tab makes redialing a number fast and easy. It is continually
updated as your device automatically adds new numbers to
the beginning of the list and removes the oldest entries from
the bottom of the list.
The Notification area of the Home screen (upper left) displays
phone notifications, status, or alerts such as:
Each entry contains the phone number (if it is available) and
Contacts entry name (if the number is in your Contacts).
Indicates all outgoing calls made from your
device.
Indicates any received calls that were answered.
Indicates a missed call.
Indicates any received calls that were rejected.
Displays when a call is in progress.
Indicates auto rejected calls.
Displays when a call was missed.
Accessing the Logs Tab
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone ➔
Logs.
2. Tap an entry to view available options.
Note: The Logs tab only records calls that occur while the
phone is turned on. If a call is received while it is turned
off, it will not be included in your calling history.
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Note: You can also view missed calls from within the
Notifications area. Select
Missed Call and tap the
Missed call entry to open the Logs screen.
Call logs - Caller Overview
To display the Call options screen:
1. Tap a contact entry name or number.
The following options are available:
• Create contact: Save the number if it is not already in your
Contacts.
• View contact: View the Contact details for the current entry.
• Update existing: Update an existing Contacts entry with the
current number.
• Call: Redial the entry by name or number.
• Send message: Create a new text message and send to the
selected entry.
• Time: Provides the time and date of the call and its duration.
• View more: View additional log information from the current
entry.
• Copy to dialing screen: Tap
Menu to pass the current
number to your dialer and then edit the selected number before
you place your next outbound call.
• Delete: Tap
Menu to delete the Contacts entry.
• Add to reject list: Tap
Menu to add the current phone
number to an automatic rejection list. Similar to a block list, the
selected caller will be blocked from making an incoming calls
to your phone.
2. Touch and hold an entry to display the entry-specific
context menu:
• Copy to dialing screen: Make alterations to the current phone
number prior to redial.
• Add to contacts: Save the number if it is not already in your
Contacts.
• Send number: Send the current Contacts entry information to
an external recipient.
• View contact: View the information for the currently stored
Contacts entry.
• Add to reject list: Add the current phone number to an
automatic rejection list. Similar to a block list, the selected caller
will be blocked from making an incoming calls to your phone.
• Remove from reject list: Remove the current phone number
from the automatic rejection list.
• Delete: Delete the entry from the Logs list.
• Send number: Tap
Menu to send the current Contacts
entry information to an external recipient.
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Altering Numbers from the Logs List
If you need to make a call from the Logs screen and you
need to alter the number prior to dialing, you can add the
appropriate prefix to the number.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone ➔ Logs tab.
2. Touch and hold an entry to access the entry-specific
context menu.
3. Tap Copy to dialing screen.
4. Edit the number using the onscreen keypad or delete
Delete to erase the numbers.
digits by pressing
5. Tap
Dial once the number has been changed.
Erasing the Call Logs List
You can delete either an individual call log entry or all current
entries from the Logs list.
To clear a single entry from the list:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone ➔ Logs tab.
2. Touch and hold an entry and select Delete ➔ Delete.
To clear all entries from the list:
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Phone ➔ Logs tab.
Menu and then tap Delete.
3. Tap Select all.
4. Tap Delete ➔ Delete to continue with the erasure.
– or –
Tap Cancel to stop the current process.
Call Duration
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Phone ➔ Logs tab.
Menu and then tap Call duration.
3. The following times are displayed for Voice and Data:
• Last call: shows the length of time for the last call.
• Dialed calls: shows the total length of time for all calls made.
• Received calls: shows the total length of time for all calls
received.
• All calls: shows the total length of time for all calls made and
received.
You may reset these times to zero by pressing
Menu then tapping Reset.
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Section 4: Entering Text
This section describes how to select the desired text input
method when entering characters into your device. This
section also describes the predictive text entry system that
reduces the amount of key strokes associated with entering
text.
Your device comes equipped with an orientation detector that
can tell if the phone is being held in an upright (Portrait) or
sideways (Landscape) orientation. This is useful when
entering text.
Your device also provides several onscreen keypad text entry
options to make the task of text entry that much easier.
Text Input Methods
There are three text input methods available:
• Google voice typing: Provides a voice to text interface.
• Samsung keyboard (default): An onscreen QWERTY
keyboard that can be used in both portrait and landscape
orientation.
The onscreen QWERTY keypad works the same in both
portrait and landscape mode.
Selecting the Text Input Method
The Text Input Method can be assigned from within one of
two locations:
Settings Menu:
From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Language and input ➔
Default and select an input method.
My device
Text Input field:
1. From a screen where you can enter text, in a single
motion, touch and drag the Status bar down to the
bottom of the screen to open the Notifications screen.
Select input method and select an available
2. Tap
input method.
• Swype: Allows you to enter text as you swipe across the
onscreen keyboard. Instead of tapping each key, use your
finger to trace over each letter of a word.
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Entering Text Using Swype
Swype™ is the default text input method that allows you to
enter a word by sliding your finger or stylus from letter to
letter, lifting your finger between words. Swype uses error
correcting algorithms and a language model to predict the
next word. Swype also includes a predictive text system.
The onscreen keyboard options are different between the
Android keyboard and Swype onscreen input methods.
Note: During its initial use, you may be prompted by a series of
Swype Connect set up screens. Follow the initial
onscreen set up instructions.
When Swype is enabled there can also be normal keyboard
functionality.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Language and input.
My device
2. Tap Default ➔ Swype.
Swype Text Entry Tips
You can access the SwypeTips application and watch a video
or tutorial on using Swype. You can also use the following
Swype text entry tips.
• Create a squiggle (like an S shape) to create a double letter (such
as pp in apple).
• Touch and hold a key to view the punctuation menu then make a
Enabling and Configuring Swype
If you configure another text input method (Samsung
keyboard) you must re-enable Swype before using the
Swype keyboard.
For more detailed information on configuring Swype settings,
see “Swype Settings” on page 240.
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selection.
• Move your finger or stylus over the apostrophe to enter
contractions.
• Double-tap on the word you want to change to correct a
misspelled word, then tap the delete key to erase one character.
Touch and hold the delete key to erase an entire word.
Selecting a Text Input Mode in Swype
1. From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text
input field to reveal the onscreen keyboard.
2. With Swype as your text entry method, select one of
the following text mode options:
• ABC
ABC
to use Swype with alphanumeric characters from the
onscreen keyboard.
• SYM (Symbol)
to enter numbers and symbols from the
onscreen keyboard.
Note: After typing an initial uppercase character, the
Caps
key changes to
Lowercase and all letters that follow
are in lower case.
Swype Keyboard Overview
• Recipients: a field where you can enter the recipients of the
current message. You can choose from Groups, Favorites,
Contacts, or Logs.
• Text Input field: a field where text, number, or other characters
can be entered.
• CAPS/ALT key: When in 123ABC mode, this key changes the
capitalization of the subsequent entered characters. When in
SYM mode, this key can show additional symbol characters.
• SWYPE settings: Touch and hold this button to access the
Swype settings screen.
• Text Input mode: There are two available modes: 123ABC and
SYM.
– 123ABC mode contains alphanumeric characters and a few
common punctuation marks. Text mode button indicates SYM.
– SYM mode contains only symbols and numbers. Text mode
button indicates 123ABC.
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Using 123ABC Mode in SWYPE
In 123ABC mode, you can enter only letters and a few
common punctuation marks from the onscreen keyboard.
The text mode key shows
Numbers and Symbols.
Recipients
Text input field
1. From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text
input field to reveal the onscreen keyboard.
Suggestions
Current
Mode
2. Tap ABC Text mode to configure the keyboard for
123ABC mode (showing letters and numbers on the
onscreen keys). Once in this mode, the text input type
shows
Numbers and Symbols.
Delete
Note: After typing an initial uppercase character, the
Caps
key changes to
Lowercase and all letters that follow
are in lower case.
CAPS/ALT
key
SWYPE Settings
Text Input mode
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3. Swipe your finger continuously over the letters to form
a word.
– If you make a mistake, tap Delete to erase a single
character. Touch and hold
Delete to erase an entire word.
4. Tap
Send to deliver the message.
All lowercase
Displays when the next character is entered in
lowercase. Pressing this while in 123SYM mode,
reveals additional numeric-symbols keys.
Initial Uppercase
Displays when the first character of each word is
entered as uppercase but all subsequent characters
are lowercase.
All Uppercase
Displays when all characters will be entered as
uppercase characters.
By default, the first letter of an entry is capitalized and the
following letters are lower case. After a word is entered and
you lift your finger, the cursor automatically adds a space
after the word.
Entering Numbers and Symbols in SWYPE
By using the onscreen keyboard in portrait mode, some
symbols are not available (such as Emoticons or Smileys).
In symbol mode using Swype, you can only enter symbols
and numbers from the onscreen keyboard. Once in symbol
mode, the text mode key shows ABC ABC.
1. From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text
input field to reveal the onscreen keyboard.
Text mode to configure the keyboard for symbol
2. Tap
mode. Once in this mode, the text input type shows
ABC.
3. Tap the onscreen key for the number or symbol you
want to enter.
4. Tap
1
2
More to select from additional symbols.
For example:
• To enter ® (Registered Trademark): tap
Text mode
➔ 12 More and the ® (Registered Trademark) key.
Note: If multiple word choices exist for your Swype entry, an
onscreen popup appears to provide additional word
choices.
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ABC
Using the Samsung Keyboard
This QWERTY keyboard can be used to enter text in either a
Portrait or landscape orientation. The only difference
between the two orientations are the sizes of the keys.
2. The virtual keyboard is then assigned to the Samsung
keyboard configuration for all subsequent text input.
Shift key
Text input field
From a screen where you enter text, rotate your phone
counterclockwise to a landscape orientation. The onscreen
QWERTY keyboard displays.
The Samsung Keyboard
This device has a built-in, QWERTY keypad (portrait mode) or
keyboard (landscape mode). Using the QWERTY keypad/
keyboard, you can type letter, numbers, punctuation, and
other characters.
To use the Samsung keyboard you must first configure the
settings to default to the Samsung keyboard.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Language and input ➔
Default ➔ Samsung keyboard.
– or –
My device
From a screen where you can enter text, in a single
motion, touch and drag the Status bar down to the
bottom of the screen, then select
Select input method ➔ Samsung keyboard.
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Input Mode
Current Mode
Indicator Input Options
/Settings
Send
Delete
For more detailed information on configuring Samsung
Keyboard settings, see “Samsung Keyboard Settings” on
page 238.
Entering Text using Different Input Options
Although the default text input method with the Samsung
keyboard is to use the onscreen keys you have other options.
Note: To access settings, touch and hold the Input Methods
button
, then tap
Settings then select it from the
available options.
1. From within an active message, tap the text input field
to reveal the onscreen keyboard.
Input Methods to use the default Voice typing
2. Tap
input method to convert your spoken words to
onscreen text.
3. Touch and hold
Input Methods to select from other
input methods such as:
• Voice to text
to launch the voice recognition functionality.
Changing the Text Input Mode in Keyboard
1. From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text
input field to reveal the onscreen keyboard.
2. With Samsung keyboard as your text entry method,
select one of the following text mode options:
• Abc ABC : to use alphabetic characters from the onscreen
keyboard.
• Symbol/Numeric
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Sym : to enter numbers by pressing the
numbers selecting them on the onscreen keyboard.
There are up to 2 available pages of numeric symbols available by
tapping 1/3 Symbol/Numeric.
Note: After typing an initial uppercase character, tap
Lowercase to toggle capitalization.
• Clipboard
to launch the device’s clipboard area from
where you can select a current clipboard item to place in your
current message.
• Settings
to access the Samsung keyboard settings menu.
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All lowercase
Displays when the next character is entered in
lowercase.
Initial Uppercase
Displays when the first character of each word is
entered as uppercase but all subsequent
characters are lowercase.
All Uppercase
Displays when all characters will be entered as
uppercase characters.
By default, the first letter of a new entry is capitalized and the
following letters are lowercased. After a character is entered,
the cursor automatically advances to the next space.
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Using ABC Mode in Samsung Keyboard
1. From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text
input field to reveal the onscreen keyboard.
2. Tap ABC Text mode to configure the keyboard for ABC
mode. Once in this mode, the text input type shows
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Sym Symbol/Numeric.
Note: After typing an initial uppercase character, the
Uppercase key changes to
Lowercase and all
letters that follow are in lower case.
3. Enter your text using the onscreen keyboard.
– If you make a mistake, tap Delete to erase a single
character. Touch and hold
Delete to erase an entire word.
4. Tap
Send to deliver the message.
Using Symbol/Numeric Mode
Use the Symbol/Numeric Mode to add numbers, symbols, or
emoticons. While in this mode, the text mode key displays
ABC ABC.
1. From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text
input field to reveal the onscreen keyboard. Rotate the
phone counterclockwise to a landscape orientation, if
desired.
123
Text mode to configure the keyboard for
2. Tap Sym
Symbol mode. Once in this mode, the text input type
shows ABC ABC.
3. Tap a number, symbol, or emoticon character.
– or –
Tap 1/3 More button to cycle through additional pages.
• The first number on this key indicates which page of additional
characters is active.
4. Tap
ABC
ABC to return to ABC mode.
Using the Google Voice Typing
This feature uses Google voice recognition to convert your
spoken words into onscreen text.
You can use your voice to enter text using the Google Voice
typing feature.
1. From the keyboard, touch the top of the screen and
drag it down to display your notification panel.
2. Tap
Select input method ➔ Google voice typing.
Speak now, speak clearly
3. At the Listening prompt
and distinctly into the microphone.
The text is displayed in the message as you are
speaking.
For more detailed information on configuring Google Voice
Typing settings, see “Configure Google Voice Typing” on
page 238.
Done when you are finished.
4. Tap
– or –
Tap
Resume to resume recognition.
Note: The feature works best when you break your message
down into smaller segments.
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Using Google Voice Typing
1. From a screen where you can enter text, in a single
motion, touch and drag the Status bar down to the
bottom of the screen, then select
Select input method ➔ Google voice typing.
The virtual keyboard is then removed and all
subsequent input to done via the microphone as text to
speech.
2. Speak into the device’s microphone and watch your
text being entered onscreen.
3. If the text is incorrect, tap
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DELETE
DELETE.
Section 5: Contacts
This section explains how to use and manage your Contacts
List. You can save phone numbers to your phone’s memory.
Contacts List
Accounts
Tabs
From the Accounts menu you decide if you want applications
to synchronize, send, and receive data at any given time, or if
you want the applications to synchronize automatically. After
determining how you want the accounts to synchronize,
indicate which account to synchronize with your Contacts
list.
1. Sign in to your Google account.
Search
Contacts
field
2. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Accounts and then navigate to the
My accounts area.
Contacts
Create
Contacts
Tabbed
Navigation
Note: The Accounts area lists those accounts that have been
added to the device and provides an Add account button
to quickly and easily add new ones.
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Creating a Contact
The default storage location for saving phone numbers to
your Contacts List is your device’s built-in memory.
If existing Google and Corporate email accounts have been
synchronized to your phone, these will be made available to
your device during the creation of new entries. These new
Contacts entries can be assigned or saved to synced
accounts such as Phone, SIM, Google, or Corporate.
Note: SIM contacts only store the Name and Phone number for
an entry.
• Samsung account contacts are shared with your existing
Samsung account.
• Google contacts are shared with your existing Google account
and can also be imported to your phone after you have created a
Google Mail account.
Your device automatically sorts the Contacts entries
alphabetically. You can create either a Device, SIM, Samsung
account, Google, or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync contact.
• Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (also known as Work or
Important! The Google and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
account types are only visible after creating an
email account of those types on your phone.
• Add new account lets you create a new account type. Choose
• Device contacts are stored locally on the device.
Note: If the phone is ever reset to its factory default
parameters, contacts stored on the phone can be lost.
• SIM contacts are stored within the micro SIM Card.
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Outlook) contacts are those contacts that are intended to be
shared with either an Exchange Server or from within
Microsoft Outlook®.
from Samsung account, Google, or Microsoft Exchange
ActiveSync.
Note: When storing an entry into your micro SIM card, note
that only the Name, and Number are saved. To save
additional information for a particular contact, such as
notes, email, dates, and so on, it is important to save
that Contact into your phone’s onboard memory.
To create a New Contact:
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Contacts.
Add to create a contact.
Note: You can also add a new contact by entering a number
from the keypad and tapping
Menu and then tap
Add to Contacts ➔ Create contact. Continue to step 3.
3. Tap a destination type (such as Device, SIM, Samsung
account, Google, or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync).
Available destinations depend on what accounts you
have set up on the device.
4. Tap the Name field and enter a name for this contact
using the displayed keypad.
• Tap
More to access additional name entries such as:
Name prefix, First name, Middle name, Last name, and Name
suffix.
Note: The label entries below can change and are dependent
on the selected destination type (ex: the Other and
Custom might not appear with an Exchange ActiveSync
account destination type).
6. Tap the label button (to the left of the Phone field) and
scroll through the list to select a category such as
Mobile, Home, Work, Work Fax, Home Fax, Pager, Other,
Callback, or Custom.
7. Tap a phone number field and enter a phone number.
• Tap
Clear on the QWERTY keyboard to remove a
previously entered phone number.
• Tap
Add to enter an additional phone number
• Tap
Remove to remove a previously entered phone
number.
5. Tap the image icon and select a photo for this contact.
Selections are: Image, Tagged pictures, or Take picture.
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8. Enter additional information such as: Email, Groups,
Ringtone, Message alert, Vibration pattern or tap Add
another field to input additional category information.
• Add another field contains the following options: Phonetic
name, Organization, IM, Address, Notes, Nickname, Website,
Internet call, Events, or Relationship.
• Use your finger to slide the page up or down to see additional
fields and categories.
9. Tap Save to complete and store the new entry.
– or –
Tap Cancel to delete the current entry.
To save a Number from your Keypad:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone ➔
tab.
Keypad
2. Enter a phone number.
3. Tap Add to Contacts ➔ Create contact.
– or –
Tap Add to Contacts ➔ Update existing, and select a
Contact.
4. Enter additional contact information. For more
information, refer to “Creating a Contact” on page 73.
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Finding a Contact
You can store phone numbers and their corresponding
names onto either your SIM card, your phone’s built-in
memory, or an external location (such as Google, Exchange,
and so on). They are all physically separate but are used as a
single entity, called Contacts.
Depending on the storage size of the particular SIM card, the
maximum number of phone numbers the card can store may
differ.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Swipe up or down until you see the contact displayed.
– or –
Tap the Search field and begin entering the entry’s
name. Matching entries are then displayed. This
process filters through all of your current account
Contact entries to only show you the matching entries.
– or –
In a single motion, touch and hold the letter tab area
(on the right) until onscreen letters appear, then scroll
through the list. You are then taken to that section of
the Contacts list. Tap the contact entry.
Editing Contact Information
1. From a Home screen, tap
Adding a Number to an Existing Contact
Contacts.
2. Tap a contact name from the list and tap
– or –
Select a contact name, tap
tap Edit.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Edit.
Menu, and then
3. Edit the contact information then:
• Tap Save to complete and store the new entry or
• Tap Cancel to delete the current entry.
Contacts.
2. Tap a contact name and
Edit to reveal
tap
the Contact entry’s
details screen.
3. Tap a phone number
field and enter a phone
number.
• Tap
Clear on the
QWERTY keyboard to
remove a previously
entered phone number.
• Tap
Add to enter an
additional phone number.
Contact Details Screen
• Tap
Remove to remove a previously entered phone
number.
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4. Enter additional information such as: Email, Groups,
Ringtone, Message alert, Vibration pattern or tap Add
another field to input additional category information.
• Add another field contains the following options: Phonetic
name, Organization, IM, Address, Notes, Nickname, Website,
Internet call, Events, or Relationship.
• Use your finger to slide the page up or down to see additional
fields and categories.
5. Tap Save to complete and store the new entry.
– or –
Tap Cancel to delete the current entry.
For more information on adding a Pause or Wait, see
page 52.
Deleting Contacts
Note: Prior to using this feature, Bluetooth must first be
enabled on both your phone and the external device, and
the recipient’s device must be visible.
1. Verify your Bluetooth is active and your phone is
visible.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
3. Touch and hold the entry from the list to display the
onscreen context menu.
Note: The external Bluetooth device must be visible and
communicating for the pairing to be successful.
Contacts.
2. Touch and hold a contact name from the list and select
Delete ➔ OK.
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Depending on your paired devices’ settings and capabilities,
you may be able to send pictures, Contact information, or
other items using a Bluetooth connection.
4. Tap Share namecard via ➔ Bluetooth and select a
paired external Bluetooth device.
Important! Once Contacts list entries are deleted, they cannot
be recovered.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Sending Contacts via Bluetooth
5. A Bluetooth share notification displays in your
notifications list.
Contact List Options
1. From a Home screen, tap
• Speed dial setting: allows you to set up speed-dialing.
Contacts.
Menu. The following options display:
2. Tap
• Delete: allows you to delete 1 or more of your contacts.
• Import/Export: imports or exports contacts to or from the USB
storage location, SIM card or SD card.
• Share namecard via: allows you can to send namecards via
methods such as Bluetooth, Email, Gmail, Messages, or
Wi-Fi Direct.
• Merge accounts: allows you to merge all of your current
Contact entries with either your active Google or Samsung
account. If several of your contacts are from other external
sources, this allows you to “back them up” or copy them to
your Samsung account. Tap OK to continue or Cancel to exit.
• Send message/email: allows you to send a text /picture
message or an email using your Google account.
• Contacts to display: allows you to choose to display All
contacts, those on your Device, SIM card, Samsung account,
Gmail, or only display contacts that are part of a Customized
list.
• Settings: allows you to configure where you save new contacts
to, or view your service numbers, or send contact information.
Options include: Only contacts with phones, List by, Display
contacts by, Service numbers, and Contact sharing settings.
• Help: provides an onscreen Help file that covers most high level
topics for Contacts.
• Accounts: allows you to add and manage mobile accounts on
Samsung account, Dropbox, Google, LDAP, or Microsoft
Exchange ActiveSync. This option also allows you to manually
synchronize all of your current contacts with their respective
accounts.
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Contact Menu Options
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contact Entry Options
Contacts.
2. Touch and hold an entry to reveal the context menu.
The following options display:
• Delete: allows you to delete the currently selected Contacts
entry.
• Send contact information: allows you to send the current
entry info via text message.
• Share via: allows you to send the current Contact entry’s
information to an external recipient via either Bluetooth,
Drive, Email (Exchange or Internet), Gmail, Messages, or
Wi-Fi Direct.
• Link contact: allows you to link the current contact to another
current contact. Similar to a “see also” feature. If you can’t
remember a contact’s information, linking entries can help you
find the person you are looking for.
• Add shortcut to home: adds a shortcut to the current Contacts
entry to an available screen location.
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1. From the Home screen,
tap
Contacts.
2. Tap an entry to reveal the
Contact entry’s Overview
Screen. This screen
contains Name, contact
numbers, email, and
linked contact
information.
3. Tap
Menu to reveal
the context menu
specific to this entry.
4. Tap an available option.
Contact Overview Screen
Linking Contact Information
Most people now maintain multiple email accounts, social
networking logins, and other similar account information. For
example, a Facebook account login name might differ from a
corporate email account login because they are maintained
separately and for different groups of people.
This device can synchronize with multiple accounts. When
you synchronize your phone with those accounts, each
account creates a separate contact entry in the Contacts list.
If one of your contacts (Amy Smith) has a regular email
account that you maintain in Gmail, but also has a Facebook
account under her maiden and married name, as well as a
Video! chat account, when you merge those accounts into
your Contacts list you can join all of her entries and view the
information in one record.
Linking contact information makes sending messages easy.
You can select any account email address or information all
from one screen, versus searching multiple, individual
screens to locate the desired account information.
Next time you synchronize your device with your accounts,
any updates contacts make to email account names, email
addresses, and so on, automatically update in your contacts
list.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Tap a contact name (the name you want to link to
another entry) to view the contact Overview Screen.
Note: Typically this is the same contact with a different name
or account information.
3. Tap
Menu and then tap Link contact.
4. Tap the second contact entry (the entry in which to
link). The second contact is now linked with the first
and the account information is merged into one screen.
Note: The information is still maintained in both entries, but
displays in one record for easier viewing when you link
the contacts.
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Important! It is the first contact image that is displayed for
both, and the first contact’s name that is used.
For example: If Amy (original entry) is joined with
Julie (second entry). Julie seems to disappear and
only Amy remains. Tap the Amy entry (showing the
Amy image) to view both.
5. Tap the main linked contact to view the contact
information you linked. The contacts and information
displays with an icon next to the contact name to
indicate what type of account information is contained
in the entry.
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Unlinking a Contact
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Tap a contact name (the account name from which you
want to unlink an entry).
Note: Typically this is the same contact with a different name
or account information.
3. Tap
– or –
Tap
Link within the Connection area.
Menu and then tap Separate contact.
Remove next to the entry you want to unlink
4. Tap
and select OK. The contacts are “unlinked” or
separated and no longer display in the merged record
screen. Both contacts now go back to being separately
displayed.
Marking a Contact as Default
When you use applications such as the Voice Dialer or other
messaging type applications, the application needs to know
which information is primary (default) in a contact entry list.
For example, when you say “Call John Smith”, if you have
three phone records for John Smith, the Voice dialer is
looking for the “default” number or entry.
The Mark as default option marks one entry in a contact
record to use as the default. This comes in handy when you
have multiple entries for the same person.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Tap a Contact entry.
Menu and then tap Mark as default. The Mark
3. Tap
as default screen displays radio buttons next to the
contact name, phone number, or other contact
information.
4. Tap the radio button next to the entry information you
want to be the primary information (such as name,
phone number, or email) and select Done.
Note: If there are multiple phone numbers assigned to an
entry, assigning one as the default will automatically dial
that number when the contact is selected for dialing.
Sending a Namecard
A Namecard contains contact information, and can be sent to
recipients as a Virtual Business Card (V-card) attachment
using Bluetooth, Google Mail, or as a message.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Tap a Contact entry.
Menu and then tap Share name card via and
3. Tap
select a delivery method: Bluetooth, Drive, Email
(Exchange or Internet), Gmail, Messages, or Wi-Fi Direct.
The Namecard attaches to the selected message type
and is delivered when you send the message.
Note: Email appears as an option only after an Internet or
Exchange email account has been created.
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Sending All Current Namecards
Rather than selecting once Contact entry at a time, you can
send all of your current entries at once.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Sending a namecard using Bluetooth
Menu and then tap Share name card via.
You must create a Contact prior to sending a namecard to a
recipient. For more information, refer to “Creating a Contact”
on page 73.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
3. Tap Select all to place a check mark alongside all
currently displayed Contact entries.
2. Touch and hold the entry to reveal the onscreen context
menu.
4. Tap Done and select a delivery method:
• Bluetooth to transmit the contacts to another Bluetoothcompatible device.
3. Tap Share namecard via ➔ Bluetooth.
2. Tap
• Drive to share or store the information using the Drive app.
• Email to attach the contact cards to a new outgoing email
(Exchange or Internet).
• Gmail to attach the contact cards to a new outgoing
Internet-based email.
• Messages to attach the contact cards to a new outgoing text
message.
• Wi-Fi Direct to transmit the entries to another Wi-Fi Direct
enabled device.
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Important! You must activate Bluetooth to use this feature.
4. Tap the Bluetooth device in which to send this name
card. Bluetooth forwards the namecard to the recipient.
Copying Contact Information
Copying Contact Information to the SIM Card
Copying Contact Information to the microSD
Card
The default storage location for saving phone numbers to
your Contacts list is your device’s built-in memory. This
procedure allows you to copy numbers saved to the phone’s
memory, onto the SIM card.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
This procedure allows you to copy entry information saved
on the phone’s memory, onto the microSD card.
Menu and then tap
2. From the Contacts List, tap
Import/Export ➔ Export to SIM card.
3. Tap OK to choose all current phone contact entries.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Menu and then tap
2. From the Contacts List, tap
Import/Export ➔ Export to SD card.
3. Tap Select all to choose all current phone contact
entries.
– or –
Select a specific entry by tapping an entry. A check
mark indicates a selection.
4. Tap Done. The name and phone number for the
selected contact is then copied to the SIM.
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Synchronizing Contacts
Syncing data from your managed accounts allows you to add
and manage a new or existing contact from your online or
remote accounts to your phone. Prior to syncing, you must
first have an active Google or Microsoft Exchange account
with current Contact entries, and be signed into your account
via the phone.
With syncing, any Contacts entries (with phone numbers,
email addresses, pictures, and so on) are updated and
synced with your device.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Accounts. Then navigate to the My
accounts area.
2. Select the email account containing the contacts you
wish to synchronize.
Sync within the adjacent account field to
3. Tap
reveal the account’s synchronization settings screen.
• If
Sync Error appears within the adjacent account field,
this indicates a sync error.
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4. To synchronize only Contacts, toggle the active state of
the Sync Contacts field. A green check mark indicates
the feature is enabled.
Note: The process of updating your Contacts tab can take
several minutes. If after 10-20 minutes, your list has not
been updated, repeat step 2-3.
5. Your Contacts tab then reflects any updated Contact
information.
Note: Syncing of contacts requires you are logged into your
Gmail and Corporate accounts via the device.
Display Options
The Display options menu allows you to allows you to choose
which contacts to display. You can also choose to display
only contacts that have phone numbers.
Note: Once a display filter has been selected, only those
Contact entries are shown until the All contacts option is
re-selected.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Contacts.
Menu and then tap Contacts to display.
Adding more Contacts via Accounts
and Sync
When you synchronize applications such as Facebook,
Twitter, MySpace, a corporate email account, or Google,
using the Accounts and sync option synchronizes the data
from the selected account type with your Contacts list.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Accounts. Then navigate to the My
accounts area.
2. Tap Add account.
3. Determine which type of account information you want
to synchronize with your Contact list. Selections are:
Samsung account, Dropbox, Email, Google, LDAP,
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Sync apps with
Facebook, or Twitter.
4. Tap an account type to add.
5. Follow the prompts. The selected account type
synchronizes with your Contacts list.
6. After synchronizing accounts you may want to link
contact information. For more information, refer to
“Linking Contact Information” on page 80.
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Additional Contact Options
Sending an Email to a Contact
Note: Contacts must contain and email account and address
before you can use the Send email feature.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Menu and then tap Send message/email
2. Tap
➔ Send email.
Export/Import
For more information, refer to “Copying Contact Information”
on page 84.
Contact List Settings
From this menu you can determine the default storage
location for Contacts, display your phone’s primary number,
and view service numbers listed in your Contact list.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Menu and then tap Settings. Configure any of
2. Tap
the following options:
• Only contacts with phones allows you to display only those
contacts containing phone numbers.
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• List by defines how the current list of Contacts are sorted:
First name or Last name.
• Display contacts by defines how the current list of Contacts
are listed: First name first (ex: Steve Smith) or Last name first
(Smith, Steve).
• Service numbers lists the currently available service numbers.
• Contact sharing settings allows you configure how your
Contacts entries are sent: individually or as a single file
containing all available entries.
Tap Settings to select a share setting.
– Send all namecards allows you to set your Contact sharing
option to all so that your entire Contacts entries are sent as a
group and not as multiple single files. If all your entries are
selected only a single file is sent.
Note: Your destination device must support this feature or no
entries will be received by the external device.
– Send individual namecards allows you to set your default to
send individual contacts one at a time. Even if you select all your
entries, each is sent individually.
Groups
This feature allows you to add a new or existing contact to a
call group. This group can be one of the already present
groups (Family, Friends, or Work) or a user-created group.
Creating a New Caller Group
1. From a Home screen, tap
tab.
2. Tap
Contacts ➔
Groups
Menu and then tap Create.
3. Tap the Group name field and use the onscreen keypad
to enter a new group name. For more information, refer
to “Text Input Methods” on page 62.
4. Tap Group ringtone and select a ringtone for the group.
Selections are: Default ringtone, Ringtones (select from
available ringtones) or Add (to navigate your device and
select an existing audio file).
5. Tap Message alert and select a message alert ringtone
to be associated with this group.
6. Tap Vibration pattern and select a unique vibration
pattern either from an available list or Create your own.
This pattern is then associated with this group.
7. Tap Add member to add Contacts to the new group.
8. From the available list of contacts, tap the contact(s)
you want to add. A check mark displays next to contact
entry. Then tap Done.
– or –
Tap Select all to place a check mark alongside all
current entries. Then tap Done.
9. Tap Save to store the newly created group.
Note: Some externally maintained group types (such as
Google) can only be managed or updated remotely
online rather than through the device. These external
types will not allow editing or deleting members locally
via the device.
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Adding an Existing Entry to a Current Caller
Group
1. From a Home screen, tap
tab.
2. Tap a group entry ➔
Contacts ➔
Groups
Add group member.
3. From the available list of contacts, tap the contact(s)
you want to add. A check mark displays next to contact
entry.
4. Tap Done. The selected contacts are added to the
group.
Removing an Entry From a Caller Group
1. From a Home screen, tap
tab.
Contacts ➔
Groups
2. Tap a group entry.
3. Tap
Menu and then tap Remove from group.
Editing a Caller Group
To edit a Group entry, there must be at least one member as
part of the selected group.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts ➔
Groups
tab.
2. Touch and hold a group entry then select Edit group.
3. Make modifications to the Group name, Group ringtone,
Message alert, Vibration pattern fields, or Add member.
4. Tap Save.
Deleting a Caller Group
1. From a Home screen, tap
tab.
2. Tap
Contacts ➔
Menu and then tap Delete groups.
3. Select either Select all or tap the desired group.
4. Tap Delete.
4. Tap all of the contacts you want to remove from this
group. A check mark displays next to contact entry.
5. Select either the Group only or Group and group
members.
5. Tap Done.The contacts are removed from the group.
6. Tap OK.
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Groups
The Favorites Tab
Sending a Message to a Group
1. From a Home screen, tap
tab.
Contacts ➔
2. Tap an existing group, and tap
Send message.
– or –
Groups
Menu and then tap
2. Tap
Touch and hold a group entry and select Send message.
3. Select the recipients of the new message (indicated by
a green check mark). If an entry contains multiple
phone numbers, each must be selected individually.
4. Tap Done.
5. Type your message, and tap
The Favorites tab is a list of the phone numbers that have
been designated as favorite contacts. For more information,
refer to “Logs Tab” on page 59.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
(Send).
Favorites tab.
Adding a contact to your favorites list:
1. From within the Favorites tab, tap
select Add to favorites.
Menu and
2. Place a check mark alongside those current Contacts
entries you wish to assign as favorites.
3. Tap Done to complete the process.
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Section 6: Messaging
This section describes how to send or receive different types
of messages. It also explains the features and functionality
associated with messaging.
Types of Messages
Your phone provides the following message types:
• Text Messages
• Multimedia (Picture, Video, and Audio) Messages
• Email and Gmail Messages
• Google Hangouts
• Messenger
The Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send and receive
text messages to and from other mobile phones or email
addresses. To use this feature, you may need to subscribe to
your service provider’s message service.
The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) lets you send and
receive multimedia messages (such as picture, video, and
audio messages) to and from other mobile phones or email
addresses. To use this feature, you may need to subscribe to
your service provider’s multimedia message service.
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Important! During the creation of a text message, adding an
image, sound file, or video clip automatically
changes it from a text message (SMS) to a
multimedia message (MMS).
Creating and Sending Messages
1. From a Home screen, tap
➔
Compose.
Messages
2. Tap the Enter recipient field to manually enter a
recipient.
– or –
Tap
Contacts to select from one of the following:
• Groups: to select a recipient from the Group list.
• Favorites: to select a recipient from the Favorites list.
• Contacts: to select a recipient from your Contacts list (valid
entries must have a wireless phone number or email address).
• Logs: to select a recipient from a list of recently sent
messages.
3. If adding a recipient from either Groups, Favorites,
Contacts, or Logs, tap the contact to place a check
mark then tap Done. The contact displays in the
recipient field.
Note: Delete any unnecessary members by tapping their
name/number in the recipient area and selecting Delete.
4. Add more recipients by tapping either the
Enter recipient field or
Contacts and selecting
recipients.
5. Tap the Enter message field and use the onscreen
keypad to enter a message. For more information, refer
to “Text Input Methods” on page 62.
6. To add an attachment to your message, tap
Attach
and select one of the following options:
• Image: allows you to tap an existing image from your Pictures
list to add it to your message.
• Video: allows you to choose an existing video from the Videos
list, then add it to your message.
• Record video: allows you to temporarily exit the message,
record a video clip using the phone’s camera, and then add it to
your message by tapping Save.
• Audio: allows you to choose an existing audio file from the
Audio list, then add it to your message by tapping the circle to
the right of the audio so that it turns green, then tapping Done.
• Record audio: allows you to temporarily exit the message and
record an audio clip using the phone’s microphone. It is then
automatically attached to the message.
• Memo: allows you to add a memo that you have created.
• Calendar: allows you to add an event from your calendar.
• Location: allows you to attach a thumbnail of a map showing
your location.
• Contacts: allows you to tap on an existing Address Book entry,
then add it to your message by tapping Done.
• Take a picture: allows you to temporarily exit the message,
take a photo with phone’s camera, and then add it to your
message by tapping Save.
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7. Review your message and tap
Send.
8. If you have more than one recipient, the same text
message is sent to all recipients in the Enter Recipients
field.
Note: If you exit a message before you send it, it will be
automatically saved as a draft.
Quick Messaging a Number from the Contacts
List
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Locate an entry from the Contacts list.
3. In a single motion, touch and drag your finger over the
number by going to the left. This action addresses a
new text message to the selected recipient.
Message Options
Options before composing a message
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. Before composing a message, from the main Message
screen, tap
Menu to display additional messaging
options:
• Search: allows you to search through all of your messages for
a certain word or string of words. Use the onscreen keypad to
enter a word or phrase in which to search, then tap
Search. For more information, refer to “Message
Search” on page 99.
• Draft messages: displays the draft messages folder and its
contents.
• Locked messages: displays the locked messages folder and
its contents.
• Scheduled messages: displays the scheduled messages
folder and its contents.
• Spam messages: displays the spam messages folder and its
contents.
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• Text templates: displays your available text message reply
templates. For more information, refer to “Text Templates” on
page 105.
• Font size: allows you to configure the font size in use within
your Messages application.
• Settings: allows you to access Messaging settings. For more
information, refer to “Messaging Settings” on page 99.
3. From the Messages screen list, touch and hold an
onscreen message and select an option:
• Delete: Deletes the entire message and its bubbles.
• Add to Contacts: allows you to add the sender to either a new
or existing Contacts entry.
• View contact: allows you to view the current entry information
for the sender.
• Add to spam numbers: allows you to tag a number as spam
so that these messages can be directly delivered to your spam
folder.
Options while in a current message
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. From within an open message, tap
Menu to
display additional messaging options:
• Delete message: allows you to delete either the current
message or selected bubbles.
• Insert smiley: allows you to add insert smiley icons
images (emoticons).
• Add text: allows you to add text items from sources
such as: Memo, Calendar, Location, Contacts, and Text
templates.
• Preview (only in MMS): allows you to add preview the
MMS message prior to delivery.
• Add to contacts: allows you to add the sender to either a new
or existing Contacts entry.
• View contact: reveals the current Contact’s overview screen.
• Add slide: converts an SMS message into an MMS
(Multimedia) message and allows you to attach an existing
slideshow.
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• Remove slide: allows you to remove a previously attached
slideshow.
• Add subject: allows you to enter a subject.
• Duration (5 secs) (only in MMS): allows you to change the
duration of the image slideshow.
• Layout (bottom) (only in MMS): allows you to change the
layout.
• Add recipients: allows you to enter additional recipients to the
message.
• Scheduling: allows you to schedule a time for the current
message to be delivered.
• Add to spam numbers: allows you to tag a number as spam
so that these messages can be directly delivered to your spam
folder.
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• Discard: closes the current open message.
Note: You must be logged into your Samsung account prior to
using the S Translator feature.
• Translate: launches a Translate popup menu. Here you can
both assign the sender’s original language and assign a target
language for the recipient (they will receive your message in the
designated language).
– Enable the translate feature then configure the available options
as desired. Tap OK to store the new settings.
• Font size: allows you to configure the font size in use within
your Messages application.
Adding Additional Text
You can copy text such as names, phone numbers, and
events from your Contacts, Calendar, or a Memo.
1. While composing a message, tap
Menu
➔ Add text.
2. At the Add text screen, select one of the following:
• Memo: allows you to insert text from an existing memo.
Viewing Newly Received Messages
When you receive a message, your phone notifies you by
displaying a
Message icon within the Notification area
at the top left of your Home screen.
To read a message:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages, and then tap
the new message to view its contents.
• Calendar: allows you to add the name, date, and time of a
calendar event to your message.
Play to play a multimedia message.
2. Tap
• To pause playback of the multimedia message, tap
• Location: allows you to add an address and the link to the
location on Google Maps.
3. In a single motion, touch and drag up or down the page
to scroll through the message (if additional pages were
added).
• Contacts: allows you to add the name and phone number of
any of your contacts to your message.
Pause.
• Text templates: allows you to add pre-defined phrases and
sentences. For more information, refer to “Text Templates” on
page 105.
The information is added to your message.
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Message Threads
Sent and received text and
picture messages are
grouped into message
threads. Threaded messages
allow you to see all the
messages exchanged (similar
to a chat program) and
displays a contact on the
screen.
Current Recipient
My Text
To reply to a text message:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. While the message is open, tap the Enter message field
and then type your reply message.
3. Compose your reply.
4. Tap
– or –
Send to deliver your reply.
Tap
Menu and then select one of the available
message options (page 93).
Message threads are listed in
the order in which they were
received, with the latest
message displayed at the
top.
To access message thread options:
From the main Messages screen, touch and hold the
message to display the following options:
• Delete: Deletes the entire message and its bubbles.
• View contact: displays the Contact’s Overview page.
Reply Bubble
Text Message Thread
• Add to contacts: begins the process of adding the new
number to your Contacts list.
• Add to spam numbers: adds the current sender to a spam list.
ny new texts from this sender are automatically blocked.
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To access additional Bubble options:
Touch and hold the message bubble within an active
message conversation to display the following options:
• Delete: deletes the currently selected message bubble from
the thread.
• Copy text: copies the currently selected message bubble from
the thread.
• Forward: allows you to forward the currently selected message
bubble to an external recipient.
• Lock/Unlock: locks or unlocks the currently selected message
bubble from being accidentally deleted.
• Share: allows you to share a selected bubble via: Add to
Dropbox, Bluetooth, Email, Gmail, Google, Google+, Hangouts,
Memo, Messaging, or Wi-Fi Direct.
• Copy to SIM: copies the currently selected message bubble as
a single text message within the SIM card.
• View message details: displays details for the currently
selected message bubble.
Deleting Messages
Deleting message threads
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. Touch and hold a message from the Messages list,
then select Delete.
– or –
3. Tap
Menu and then tap Delete threads, tap each
message thread you want to delete, and tap Delete.
Deleting message bubbles
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. Open a message to reveal the message string.
3. Touch and hold a message bubble, then select Delete
message.
– or –
Menu and then tap Delete message, place a
4. Tap
check mark on the individual bubbles targeted for
deletion, and tap Delete.
• Translate: translates the text from the currently selected
bubble into a desired language.
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Message Search
You can search through your messages by using the
Message Search feature.
Messages.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Search.
3. Use the onscreen keypad to enter a word or phrase in
Search.
which to search, then tap
4. All messages that contain the entered search string
display.
Messaging Settings
To configure the settings for text messages, multimedia
messages, Voice mails, and Push messages.
Messages.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Settings.
The following Messaging settings are available:
• Default messaging app: Set your default messaging
application.
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General settings
• Delete old messages: deletes old messages when the limit is
reached, rather than overwriting them.
• Text message limit: allows you to set a limit on how many text
messages are allowed in one conversation.
• Multimedia message limit: allows you to set a limit on how
many multimedia messages are allowed in one conversation.
Text message (SMS) settings
• Delivery reports: when this option is activated, the network
informs you whether or not your message was delivered.
• Manage SIM card messages: allows you to manage the
messages stored on the SIM card.
• Message center: allows you to enter the number of your
message center where your messages reside while the system
is attempting to deliver them.
• Input mode: allows you to set the input mode for your text
messages. Choose from: GSM Alphabet, Unicode, or
Automatic.
Multimedia message (MMS) settings
• Delivery reports: when this option is activated, the network
informs you whether or not your message was delivered.
• Read reports: when this option is activated, your phone
receives a request for a read reply along with your message to
the recipient.
• Auto retrieve: allows the message system to automatically
retrieve messages.
• Roaming auto retrieve: allows the message system to
automatically retrieve while roaming.
• Creation mode: allows you to select the creation mode: Free,
Restricted, or Warning.
– Restricted: you can only create and submit messages with
content belonging to the Core MM Content Domain.
– Warning: the phone will warn you via pop up messages that
you are creating a multimedia message which does not fit the
Core MM Content Domain.
– Free: you may add any content to the message.
• MMS alert: alerts you when the messaging modes changes
from an SMS (text) to MMS (multimedia) mode.
Display
• Bubble style: allows you to choose from several bubble styles
for your messages. Bubbles are the rounded boxes that
surround each message.
• Background style: allows you to choose from several
background styles for your messages.
• Use the volume key: allows you to change the text size by
using the up or down volume keys.
Push message settings
• Push messages: allows you to receive push messages from
the network.
• Service loading: allows you to set the type of service loading
notification. Choose from: Always, Prompt, or Never.
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Notifications
• Notifications: allows you to see message notifications on your
status bar.
• Notification sound: allows you to set a default notification
sound.
• Vibrate: allows you to configure the vibration mode associated
with message alerts.
• Repeat message alert: allows you to set the interval for new
message alerts. Choose from: Never, Every 2 minutes, or
Every 10 minutes.
• Preview message: when enabled, allows you to view a brief
preview of new message text on the Status bar.
Emergency message settings
• Emergency alerts: allows you to configure emergency alert
settings. You can enable/disable those alert categories you
wish to receive. Choose from: Imminent extreme alert,
Imminent severe alert, and AMBER alerts.
Note: The Presidential alert can not be disabled.
• Emergency notification preview: allows you to play a sample
emergency alert tone. Tap Stop to cancel the playback.
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Signature settings
• Add signature: when enabled, this feature allows you to create
a signature at the end of your outgoing text messages.
• Signature text: allows you to enter a desired signature for your
message.
Spam message settings
• Spam settings: when enabled, allows you to configure
available spam settings such as:
– Add to spam numbers: allows you to manually enter and
assign a phone number as being sent from a spam source.
– Add to spam phrases: allows you to assign a specific text
phrase as belonging to a spam message. Ex: Dear friend.
– Block unknown senders: when active, automatically blocks
incoming messages from unknown sources or blocked
numbers.
Emergency Alert Configuration
This device is designed to receive wireless emergency alerts
from the Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS); which
may also be known as the Personal Localized Alerting
Network (PLAN). If your wireless provider has chosen to
participate in CMAS/PLAN, alerts are available while in the
provider's coverage area. If you travel outside your provider's
coverage area, wireless emergency alerts may not be
available. For more information, please contact your wireless
provider.
Emergency Alerts allows customers to receive
geographically-targeted messages. Alert messages are
provided by the US Department of Homeland Security and
will alert customers of imminent threats to their safety within
their area. There is no charge for receiving an Emergency
Alert message.
There are three types of Emergency Alerts:
• Alerts issued by the President
• Alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life
• AMBER Alerts (missing child alert)
Customers may choose not to receive Extreme Alerts, Severe
Alerts, and AMBER Alerts.
Important! Alerts issued by the President can not be disabled.
To disable Extreme, Severe, and AMBER Alerts:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Settings.
3. Scroll to the bottom and select Emergency alerts. All
alerts are enabled by default (check mark showing).
4. Tap on an alert option to disable the alert and remove
the check mark.
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Marking Messages as Spam
You can now mark either a phone number as spam or use a
key term or phrase. Any message assigned as spam is
automatically placed in your Spam messages folder.
To assign a phone number from Messages list as spam:
4. Tap Add to spam numbers ➔
Add.
• This function allows you to manually enter and assign a phone
number as being sent from a spam source.
5. Tap the Number field to manually enter phone number.
– or –
2. Touch and hold a message from a phone number.
Tap
Contacts to select from either your existing
Logs or Contacts.
3. Select Add to spam numbers and tap OK.
– or –
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
To assign a phone number manually as spam:
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Messages.
Menu and then tap Settings.
3. Locate and activate the Spam settings option.
• Spam settings: when enabled, allows you to configure
available spam settings such as:
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Tap Match criteria and select a parameter that must
match for the spam action to take effect. Choose from:
Same as, Starts with (ex: 800 or 888), Ends with, or
includes.
6. Tap Save.
To register text phrases as spam:
To register unknown numbers as spam:
Some incoming messages might not be associated with a
phone number but rather an email address. In these cases,
the only way to block those messages, would be assign a
key used term or phrase to activate the Spam block.
For example: “Dear friend”, “Stock Alert”, or “Act Now”.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
Some incoming messages might not be associated with
either a phone number or email address. These incoming
messages contain no information as their info is blocked by
the sender.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Settings.
3. Locate and activate the Spam settings option.
Add.
4. Tap Add to spam phrases ➔
• This function allows you to assign a specific text phrase as
belonging to a spam message. Ex: Dear friend.
5. Enter a term or word into the field.
6. Tap Save.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Settings.
3. Locate and activate the Spam settings option.
4. Tap Block unknown senders. A green check mark
indicates the feature is active.
• Block unknown senders: when active, automatically blocks
incoming messages from unknown sources or blocked
numbers.
If an incoming message is designated in coming from an
unknown sender, it is automatically assigned as spam and is
moved to your Spam folder.
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Accessing Your Spam Folder
Any message assigned as spam is automatically placed in
your Spam messages folder.
Messages.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Spam messages.
Text Templates
Menu and then tap
3. Tap a message to immediately insert it into your
current message conversation.
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2. From the Messaging list, tap
Text templates.
3. Tap
Messages.
Menu and then tap
Create text template.
4. Enter a new text string and tap Save.
This screen displays your available text message reply
templates. This is a readily accessible list of both default and
user-defined text snippets that can be used to quickly reply
to incoming messages.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Messages.
2. From the Messaging list, tap
Text templates.
To create your own text template:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Using Email
Email enables you to review and create email using several
email services. You can also receive text message alerts
when you receive an important email. Your phone’s Email
application lets you access and manage multiple email
accounts simultaneously in one convenient location.
You can set up Gmail and Internet-based email on your
device. Corporate accounts may require assistance from your
local systems administrator.
To send and receive email messages through an ISP (Internet
Service Provider) account, or if you wish to use your device
to access your corporate email through a VPN (Virtual Private
Network), you need to set up an IMAP or POP account.
The following types of accounts can be set up using the
device’s
Email app:
• POP3 (Post Office Protocol) - This protocol is supported by most
ISPs (Internet service providers) and common among consumer
applications. POP3 is the current standard.
• IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) - This protocol is
• Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync - This protocol is frequently
used with a large corporate email server system and provides
access to email, contact, and calendar synchronization.
Creating an Internet Email Account
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Email.
Note: If you have already set up an email account and want to
add an additional email account, tap
then tap Settings ➔
Menu, and
Add account.
2. Enter your Email address and Password information.
• Tap Show password to display the password as you enter it
in the associated field.
• Tap Manual setup to configure your connection settings
manually (POP3, IMAP, or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync).
Follow the onscreen prompts and enter the information specific
to your email provider.
3. Tap Next.
frequently used in large networks and commercial settings.
IMAP4 is the current standard.
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4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Opening an Email
1. From a Home screen, tap
Important! The Sync Email feature must be enabled to allow
syncing between your device and the remote
server.
5. Tap Done to store the new account.
Messages for this account display on the Inbox tab. You can
also view Personal information for this account, Receipts (if
you setup the account to return receipts), Travel information,
and more (if available).
Apps ➔
Email.
Account name
Access available
accounts and
folders
Email functions
2. Tap
Menu (account name field upper-left) to open
the complete email account list page.
• Selecting Combined view allows you to view all the emails for
your current accounts, managed by the application, to be listed
on a single screen.
3. Select an email account and tap an email message.
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Refreshing Email messages
1. Select an email account.
• If you are already in an email account, tap the account name
field (upper-left) to open the complete email account list page.
• Select an available email account.
2. Tap
Refresh.
Composing Email
1. Tap
Menu (account name field upper-left) to open
the complete email account list page.
2. Tap Inbox ➔
Compose.
3. Enter the recipient’s email address in the To field.
• If you are sending the email message to several recipients,
separate the email addresses with a comma. You can add as
many message recipients as you want.
4. Tap Cc/Bcc to add additional carbon copy and blind
copy recipients.
• Use the Cc field to carbon copy additional recipients.
• Use the Bcc field to blind copy additional recipients.
5. Tap the Subject field and enter the email subject.
6. Tap the email text field and compose your email
message.
• To add an attachment (such as image, video, audio, and so
on.), tap
Attach (from the top of the screen) and make a
category selection.
– Tap the file you want to attach.
– Tap Remove to delete the attached file.
Note: If you attach an image to your email, you have the option
to resize it prior to delivery. Choose from: Original,
Large (70%), Medium (30%), or Small (10%). Once
chosen, tap either Always or Just once.
Save to store a draft of the current email on
7. Tap
your device so that you can come back later and
continue the email.
8. Tap
Delete to discard the current email.
9. Once complete, tap
Send.
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Configuring Email Settings
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Email.
2. Select an account.
Menu and then tap Settings and alter any of
3. Tap
the following General settings:
• Display: allows you to configure the way in which your email
list is displayed. Options include: Auto fit content, Message
preview line, and Title line list.
• Composing and sending: allows you to configure the
functions available during both creating and sending emails.
Options include: Quick responses, Default image size, and
Delay email sending.
• Auto advance: allows you to assign an action after an email is
deleted. Choose from: Next email, Previous email, or Email list.
• Confirm deletions: requires that you provide confirmation
before deleting a selected email.
• Priority senders: allows you to configure these parameters:
Priority senders, Set as the default folder, Email notifications,
Select ringtone, and Vibrate.
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• Spam addresses: allows you to create a list of spam email
addresses.
• Rules for filtering: allows you to create and manage filters for
emails. Filter parameters include: Filter name, Subject includes,
or From.
4. Tap
Menu and then tap Settings ➔ Account
settings ➔ <Account> to alter any of the following
account settings:
• Sync settings to configure the following sync options:
– Sync Email: enables automatic email syncing between your
device and the remote server.
– Sync schedule: allows you to control the email sync schedule
on both Peak and Off-Peak times.
– Period to sync Email: set the period to sync email.
Choose from: All, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, or
1 month.
– Size to retrieve emails: configures the incoming email size
allowed to pass through to your phone automatically without
user interaction. Emails with attachments larger than
configured will have to be retrieved manually.
• Signature: Lets you attach a customized signature to the
bottom of all outgoing emails.
– In a single motion touch and slide the Signature slider to the
right to turn it on.
– Tap the Signature field, change the current text, and tap Done
to save the new signature.
5. Tap the More settings field to access additional options:
• Account name: displays your uniquely created account display
name.
• Your name: displays the name used in the From field of your
outgoing email messages.
• Default account: Assign this account as the default email
account used for outgoing messages.
• Always Cc/Bcc myself allows you to include your own email
address in either the CC, Bcc, or None fields. Lets you always
receive a copy of outgoing emails.
• Password: Allows you to update your password to match the
one on the email server.
• Show images: allows you to view embedded images located
within the body of the currently displayed email.
• Email notifications: Activates the email notification icon to
appear within the Notifications area of the status bar when a
new email (Gmail, and so on) is received.
• Security options: allows you to enable several security options
such as: Encrypt all, Sign all, Create keys, Private keys, Public
keys, and Set default key. These security policies could restrict
some functions from corporate servers.
• Notification sound: Plays a selected ringtone when a new
email message is received.
• Vibrate: Activates a vibration when a new email message is
received.
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• Auto download attachments: allows the device to
automatically download email attachments when an active
Wi-Fi connection is detected. This process speeds up the
process of downloading an emails attachments for offline
review by not using a 3G or 4G/LTE network connection.
• Auto resend times: enables the device to resend an outgoing
email a specified number of times if delivery fails.
• Incoming settings: Lets you specify incoming email settings,
such as Email address, Username, Password, IMAP server,
Security type, Port, and IMAP path prefix.
• Outgoing settings: Lets you specify outgoing email settings,
such as SMTP server, Security type, Port, Require sign-in, User
name, or Password.
Note: Some the above options may not be displayed when
using some Internet account types.
Microsoft Exchange Email (Outlook)
Your device also provides access to your company’s Outlook
Exchange server. If your company uses either Microsoft
Exchange Server 2003 or 2007, you can use this email
application to wirelessly synchronize your email, Contacts,
and Calendar information directly with your company’s
Exchange server.
Setting Up a Microsoft Exchange Email account
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Email.
Note: If you have already set up an email account and want to
add an additional email account, tap
then tap Settings ➔
Menu and
Add account.
2. Enter your Email address and Password information.
• Tap Show password to display the password as you enter it
in the associated field.
• Tap Send email from this account by default to default all
new outgoing emails to use this account.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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Note: If prompted with an onscreen notification that the
connection that the “Setup could not finish”, tap
Edit details to continue with a manual update of
necessary information.
Important! Remember to manually place the cursor in the
correct spot and enter a Domain name before the
“[Domain]\[user name]” entry. Most servers only
provide a username.
4. Consult your IT Administrator if it is necessary to
enable the Activate Device Administration option.
5. Identify your new work email account with a unique
name (Ex: Work), then tap Done.
Opening an Exchange Email
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Email.
Refreshing Exchange Email
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Email.
2. Select an email account.
• If you are already in an email account, tap the account name
field (upper-left) to open the complete email account list page.
• Select an available email account.
3. Tap
Refresh.
Composing Exchange Email
For more information, refer to “Composing Email” on
page 108.
Deleting an Exchange Email Message
Tap the check box field adjacent to the email and tap
Delete.
– or –
With the email message displayed, tap
Delete.
2. Tap the account name field (upper-left) to open the
complete email account list page.
3. Select an exchange email account and tap an email
message.
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Configuring Microsoft Exchange Email Settings
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings and then navigate to the Accounts area.
2. Tap the Microsoft Exchange account.
Menu and then tap Settings to alter any of the
3. Tap
following General settings:
• Display: allows you to configure the way in which your email
list is displayed. Options include: Auto fit content, Message
preview line, and Title line list.
• Composing and sending: allows you to configure the
functions available during both creating and sending emails.
Options include: Quick responses, Default image size, and
Delay email sending.
• Auto advance: allows you to assign an action after an email is
deleted. Choose from: Next email, Previous email, or Email list.
• Confirm deletions: requires that you provide confirmation
before deleting a selected email.
• Priority senders: allows you to configure these parameters:
Priority senders, Set as the default folder, Email notifications,
Select ringtone, and Vibrate.
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• Spam addresses: allows you to create a list of spam email
addresses.
• Rules for filtering: allows you to create and manage filters for
emails. Filter parameters include: Filter name, Subject includes,
or From.
– or –
Menu and then tap Settings ➔ Accounts ➔
Tap
<Microsoft Account>. Alter any of the following
settings:
• Sync settings to configure the following sync options:
– Sync Email: enables automatic email syncing between your
device and the remote server.
– Sync schedule: allows you to control the email sync schedule
on both Peak and Off-Peak times.
– Period to sync Email to assign the sync range for your
incoming and outgoing email messages between your phone
and your external exchange server. How many days worth of
email messages should the phone and server synchronize.
Choose from: All, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, or
1 month.
– Size to retrieve emails configures the incoming email size
allowed to pass through to your phone automatically without
user interaction. Emails with attachments larger than
configured will have to be retrieved manually.
• Signature: lets you attach a customized signature to the
bottom of all outgoing emails.
– In a single motion touch and slide to the right to turn it on.
– Tap the Signature field, change the current text, and tap Done
to save the new signature.
• Out of office settings allows you to both activate/deactivate
your email’s out of office settings, and configure both the start
and end dates and your outgoing message.
• Default account: assign this account as the default email
account used for outgoing messages.
• Password: allows you to update your password to match the
email server.
• Email notifications: activates the email notification icon to
appear within the Notifications area of the status bar when a
new email is received.
• Notification sound: Plays a selected ringtone when a new
email message is received.
• Vibrate: activates a vibration when a new email message is
received.
4. Tap the More settings field to access additional options:
• Account name displays the name used by the device to track
the account.
• Always Cc/Bcc myself allows you to include your own email
address in either the CC, Bcc, or None fields. Lets you always
receive a copy of outgoing emails.
• Show images: allows you to view embedded images located
within the body of the currently displayed email.
• Auto download attachments: allows the device to
automatically download email attachments when an active
Wi-Fi connection is detected. This process speeds up the
process of downloading an emails attachments for offline
review by not using a 3G or 4G/LTE network connection.
• Auto resend times enables the phone to resend an outgoing
email a specified number of times if delivery fails. The default is
10 auto resends.
• Folder sync settings allows you to configure the sync settings
for various folders such as Inbox, Drafts, Outbox, and so on.
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• Period to sync Calendar assigns a period for your phone to
sync calendar events. Choose from: 2 weeks, 1 month,
3 months, 6 months, or All calendar.
• Empty server trash: allows you to delete your email account’s
trash bin remotely.
• In case of sync conflict allows you to assign the master
source on emails. If there is a conflict with the current email
sync you can assign the server as the main source for all
emails (Server has priority) or assign the phone to be the main
source and update the server accordingly (Device has
priority).
• Security options: allows you to enable several security options
such as: Encrypt, Encryption algorithm, Sign, Sign algorithm,
Email encryption cert, Email signing cert, and Security policy
list. These security policies could restrict some functions from
corporate servers.
– Security policy list: lists the current email’s security policy.
These policies could restrict some functions from corporate
servers.
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• Sync Contacts synchronizes the contacts between your device
and the remote exchange server.
• Sync Calendar synchronizes your exchange calendar entries
between your device and the remote exchange server.
• Sync Task synchronizes your exchange tasks entries between
your device and the remote exchange server.
• Exchange server settings provides access to the
Domain\user name, Password, and Exchange server settings.
5. Tap
Back to return to the previous page.
Section 7: Multimedia
This section explains how to use the multimedia features of
your device, including the Camera/Camcorder, Music Player,
Samsung Link, and how to manage your photos, images and
sounds.
You can take photographs and shoot video by using the
built-in camera functionality. Your camera produces photos in
JPEG format.
Assigning the Default Storage
Location
Important! It is recommended that you verify this location or
change it before using the camera or camcorder
features.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Important! Do not take photos of people without their
permission.
Do not take photos in places where cameras are
not allowed.
Do not take photos in places where you may
interfere with another person’s privacy.
Note: An SD card is no longer needed to take pictures or shoot
video since there is already built-in storage.
2. Tap
3. Tap the
Menu and then tap
Apps ➔
Camera.
Settings.
Settings tab and scroll to Storage.
4. Tap this entry and select the desired default storage
location for newly taken pictures or videos. Choose
from: Device or Memory card.
Note: It is recommended that you set the option to Memory
card.
5. Press the
screen.
Home key to return to the Home
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Using the Camera
5. You can also tap the screen to move the focus to a
desired area of interest.
Taking Photos
Taking pictures with your device’s built-in camera is as
simple as choosing a subject, pointing the camera, then
pressing the camera key.
Note: When taking a photo in direct sunlight or in bright
conditions, shadows may appear on the photo.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Camera.
2. Using the device’s main display screen as a viewfinder,
adjust the image by aiming the camera at the subject.
6. Tap Camera until the shutter sounds. (The picture is
automatically stored within your designated storage
location (page 116). If no microSD is installed, all
pictures are stored on the Phone.) For more
information, refer to “Camera Options” on page 118.
Camera mode
Self-portrait
Quick Settings
Battery Charge
3. Before you take a picture, use the Up and Down Volume
keys to zoom in or out. You can magnify the picture up
to four times (x4, or 400 percent).
– or –
Record
video
Take
Photo
Pinch the screen to zoom out or pinch outwards to
zoom in.
4. If desired, before taking the photo, you can tap
onscreen icons to access various camera options and
settings.
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Mode
(Change)
Image viewer
Effects
Viewfinder
Camera Options
Options are represented by icons across both sides of the
screen.
1. From the camera viewfinder, tap the MODE Mode button
to change the mode to one of the following:
• Auto: Use this mode to automatically adjust the exposure,
color, and brightness settings. This mode allows single image
shots or burst shots.
• Beauty face: Use this to take photos with lightened faces for
gentler images.
• Sound & shot: Use this mode to enrich pictures by adding
background sounds for a few seconds. The background sound
is recorded for up to 9 seconds after taking the photo.
• Panorama: Use this to take wide panoramic photos. Press the
Shutter button to take a photo, and then move the camera in
any direction. When the blue frame aligns with the preview
screen, the camera automatically takes another shot in the
panoramic sequence. To stop shooting, press the Shutter
button again.
• Sports: Use this to take fast action photos.
• Night: Use this to take brighter, clearer pictures in low light
settings without the use of the flash.
2. From the top of the camera, the following shortcuts are
available for the camera:
Focus area: displays the area of the image
used as the main focus area. If the image is
too close, the square will turn red.
Self portrait: allows you to set the front
camera so you can take pictures of yourself.
Quick Settings: activates the Quick Settings
menu bar from where you can select
several additional settings. For more
information, refer to “Quick Settings” on
page 119.
Image viewer: allows you to access the
Image viewer and the various viewing
options for a selected picture. The last
picture you took, will be displayed as a
thumbnail in the Image viewer icon.
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Effects/Downloads: provides access to
pre-installed and downloaded effects.
Default effects include: No effect, Grayscale,
Sepia, and Negative.
Camcorder button: shoots a video when
pressed.
MODE
Quick Settings
Tap
at the top of the display to quickly change Camera
settings. Not all of the following options are available in both
still camera and video camera modes. The available options
vary by mode.
Camera settings: configure Camera settings.
Camera button: takes a photo when pressed
in Camera mode.
Flash: activate or deactivate the flash.
Mode button: allows you to select from
different camera modes.
Voice control: activate or deactivate the voice
control to take photos.
Storage location/Connection Status:
indicates the device is connected to an
adapter and the current storage location for
images (Device or Memory card) on the
device.
Timer: activate or deactivate the timer feature.
Recording mode: select a resolution for videos.
Choose from: Normal or Limit for MMS.
Share functions: activate or deactivate the sharing
options. Choose from Off, Share Shot, or Buddy
photo share.
Quick Settings: hide Quick settings.
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Camera and Camcorder Settings
This section describes the different settings that you can
configure on your camera. Not all of the following options are
available in both still camera and video camera modes. The
available options vary by mode.
1. From the viewfinder, tap
Quick Settings
➔
Camera Settings.
2. The follow settings are located under the Camera,
Camcorder, and General tabs. The settings that are
displayed depend on what camera mode you are in.
Camera:
• Photo size: Select a resolution for photos. Use higher
resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution photos take up
more memory. Default is 2560x1440 (16:9).
• Focus mode: allows you to assign the focus settings. Choose
from Auto focus or Macro.
• Metering modes: allows you to set how the camera measures
or meters the light source: Center-weighted, Matrix, or Spot.
• ISO: determines how sensitive the light meter is on your digital
camera. Choose from Auto, 100, 200, or 400. Use a lower ISO
number to make your camera less sensitive to light, a higher
ISO number to take photos with less light, or Auto to let the
camera automatically adjust the ISO for each of your shots.
Camcorder:
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Use higher resolution
for higher quality. Higher resolution videos take up more
memory.
Settings:
• Location tag: attach a GPS location tag to the photo. To
improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the
signal may be obstructed, such as between buildings or in lowlying areas, or in poor weather conditions. Your location may
appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the GPS tag setting.
• Review pics/videos: set this option if you want to view each
picture after you take it or video after your record it. Select a
time value.
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• Volume key: assigns a function to the volume key. Choose
from The zoom key, The camera key, or The record key.
• Timer: Use this for delayed-time shots. You can set the timer to
Off, 2 sec, 5 sec, or 10 sec.
• White balance: Select an appropriate white balance, so
images have a true-to-life color range. The settings are
designed for specific lighting situations. These settings are
similar to the heat range for white-balance exposure in
professional cameras.
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• Flash: activate or deactivate the flash.
• Voice control: activates/deactivates voice control feature that
allows you to verbally take a photo.
• Contextual filename: allows you to have your location added
as part of the filename. You must first activate GPS tag
described above.
• Save as flipped: when set to On, this option allows you to take
and save a mirror-image video when using self-recording
mode.
• Exposure value: allows you to adjust the brightness level by
moving the slider.
• Storage: Select the memory location for storage.
• Guidelines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition
when selecting subjects.
• Reset: Reset the camera settings.
• Shutter sound: Turn the shutter sound on or off.
Pictures and Videos Image Viewer Options
After you take a photo or record a video, you can access
various options.
Photo viewing options
1. Tap a thumbnail to view the picture.
Note: If no control icons are displayed on the screen in
addition to the picture, tap anywhere on the screen to
display them.
2. The following options are available at the top of the
screen:
• Change player : allows you to select a different streaming
device from your available list.
• Share via : allows you to share the picture via Group Play,
Add to Dropbox, Bluetooth, Email, Gmail, Google+, Hangouts,
Messaging, Picasa, and Wi-Fi Direct.
• Edit : (when in Landcsape mode) allows you to edit the
current image. Launches the Photo Editor application. For more
information, refer to “Editing a Photo” on page 132.
Note: The photo editor application is not preloaded and must
be downloaded from the Play Store or via Samsung
Apps.
• Delete
3. Tap
: allows you to delete the current picture.
Menu for additional options such as:
– Favorite: allows you to assign the current image as a favorite.
– Slideshow: allows you to see your photos in a slideshow.
– Photo frame: takes the current image and creates a
surrounding photo frame that can be edited with edited text or
drawn object, then saved.
– Photo note: allows you to write notes on your current image
and then save it.
– Copy to clipboard allows you to copy one or more pictures to a
different folder.
– Print: allows you to print the current image on a compatible
Samsung printer.
– Rename: allows you to rename the current file.
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– Buddy photo share: allows you to share the current image
Video viewing options
with active buddies.
– Rotate left: allows you to rotate the view of the current image in
a counterclockwise direction.
Note: If no control icons are displayed on the screen in
addition to the picture, tap anywhere on the screen to
display them.
– Rotate right: allows you to rotate the view of the current image
in a clockwise direction.
– Crop: provides an onscreen box that allows you to crop the
current picture. Tap Done to update the image with the new
dimensions or tap Cancel to ignore any changes.
– Set as: allows you to assign the current image as a Contact
photo, Home screen, Lock screen, or Home and lock screens.
– Details: files details such as Title, Time, Width, Height,
Orientation, File Size, and Path.
– Settings: provides access to the Gallery options menu. Choose
from SNS data management (Sync only via Wi-Fi), Tags (Tag
buddy and Face tag), and Sound & shot (Auto play sound).
1. Tap a video to select it.
2. Tap
Tap the image onscreen and select:
• Share via : allows you to share the video via Add to
Dropbox, Bluetooth, Email, Gmail, Google+, Messaging,
Picasa, Wi-Fi Direct, or YouTube.
• Trim : activates the Trim feature so that you can edit the
length of the current video.
• Delete : allows you to delete the current video. Choose
either OK or Cancel.
3. Tap
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Play to play the video.
– or –
Menu for additional options.
Using the Camcorder
In addition to taking photos, the camera also doubles as a
camcorder that also allows you to record, view, and send
high definition videos.
Shooting Video
Tip: When shooting video in direct sunlight or in bright
conditions, it is recommended that you provide your
subject with sufficient light by having the light source
behind you.
Note: The camera may not be able to properly record videos to
a memory card with a slow transfer speed.
1. From a Home screen, tap
activate the camera mode.
Apps ➔
Camera to
2. Using the camera’s main display screen as a
viewfinder, adjust the image by aiming the camcorder
at the subject.
3. Before you take a video, use the Volume control
buttons to zoom in or out. You can magnify the video up
to x4 (400 percent).
Note: Use either the Up and Down volume keys or spread/
pinch the screen to zoom in or out. For more
information, refer to “Navigating Through the Screens”
on page 35.
4. Tap the Video key ( ) to begin shooting video. The red
light will blink while recording.
5. Tap anywhere on the screen to re-focus the camera on
that object. The camcorder auto-focuses on the new
target area.
6. Tap the Stop key ( ) to stop the recording and save
the video file to your Camera folder.
– or –
Tap the Pause key (
) to pause the recording.
7. Once the file has been saved, tap the image viewer,
then tap
Play to playback your video for review.
8. Tap
Back to return to the viewer.
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Accessing Videos
When you shoot a video, the file is saved in the Camera
folder. You can view your videos immediately or view them
anytime in the Camera folder.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
2. Select a folder location and tap a video icon to begin
video playback.
3. Tap
Play to begin video playback.
4. Touch and hold the video icon from the main Gallery to
select the video (indicated by a colored border) and
display the following video menu context options:
• Share via : allows you to share the video via Add to
Dropbox, Bluetooth, Drive, Email, Gmail, Google+, Messages,
Photos, Picasa, Wi-Fi Direct, or YouTube.
• Delete : allows you to delete the current video. Choose
either OK or Cancel.
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5. Touch and hold a listed video file to place a check mark
Menu for additional
alongside and then tap
options:
– Slideshow: allows you to see your files in a slideshow or
access the slideshow settings.
– Copy: allows you to create a duplicate of the currently selected
file.
– Move: allows you to move a selected file to a new location.
– Hide items: allows you to hide the current file from appearing in
the Gallery.
– Show hidden items: allows you to un-hide any previously
hidden files.
– Rename: allows you to rename the filename of the currently
selected video.
– Details: displays video file information.
6. With the video displayed onscreen (but not playing), tap
Menu for the following options:
– Favorite: tags the current video as a favorite file.
– Slideshow: allows you to see your files in a slideshow or
access the slideshow settings.
– Rename: allows you to rename the filename of the currently
selected video.
– Details: displays video file information.
– Settings: provide access to the Galley settings page. From this
page you can configure the SNS data management and Tag
options.
Sharing Pictures
Pictures are the best way of remembering the moment, but
an even better treat is to share them with others.
Two new features allow you to either instantly share a series
of pictures as they are taken or quickly share a picture
without using email or messaging.
• Share Shot is a great way to instantly share a series of pictures
among a group of users. The best example for this feature is
having multiple users instantly sharing each others pictures at a
company or family gathering. As each person takes a separate
picture with their own device, they are all pooled together and
instantly appear in each user’s Gallery.
No more “Email your pictures to me later”. Each person walks out
of the event with all the pictures taken by everyone.
This method of image transfer requires that all devices have
Wi-Fi Direct active and be paired prior to use.
Note: You can only share a shot with other devices that are
connected by the Wi-Fi Direct feature.
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• S Beam Transfer uses the NFC (near Field Communication)
feature found on your device to transmit large files directly to
another compatible device by direct touch.
This method of image transfer requires NFC and S Beam to be
enabled prior to use.
For more information, refer to “Using S Beam to Share Pictures”
on page 129.
Enabling Share Shot
Share shot is a Wi-Fi Direct group sharing feature where
multiple users can connect their devices by the Wi-Fi Direct
feature and share photos in real-time.
For more information, refer to “Wi-Fi Direct Setup and
Settings” on page 198.
The general process is:
• Enable Wi-Fi Direct communication
• Pair your device with other users
• Enable Share shot
To enable Wi-Fi Direct:
Important! The target device must already be connected to the
same Wi-Fi and have its Wi-Fi Direct feature active
and scanning before you can pair.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections.
2. Tap Wi-Fi to open the Wi-Fi screen.
3. Make sure the Wi-Fi ON/OFF button is turned On.
4. Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
5. Tap Scan and select the single device name to begin
the connection process to another Wi-Fi Direct
compatible device.
– or –
Tap Multi connect ➔ Scan and select all the device
names to begin the connection process to these
Wi-Fi Direct compatible devices.
Note: The target device must also have Wi-Fi Direct service
active and running before it can be detected by your
device.
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6. When prompted to complete the connection, the
recipient should tap Connect. Your status field now
reads “Connected” and your connected device is listed
within the Wi-Fi Direct devices listing.
7. Confirm that the
Status bar.
Wi-Fi Direct icon appears in the
8. Each device must then tap Accept to consent to the
Wi-Fi Direct pairing.
To enable Share shot on Camera:
1. From the Home screen, tap
Camera ➔
Settings ➔
Share ➔
Share shot.
To configure your Share Shot options:
1. Confirm the Share Shot viewfinder is active
( Shooting modes appears at the top of the screen).
2. Tap
Devices to share with to display list of current
share shot participants.
• Stop sharing images with select participants by tapping their
entry and removing the green check mark.
3. Tap
Shooting modes to regain access to the Share
menu.
Quick
2. If you are prompted to activate your Wi-Fi Direct
connection, tap OK and follow the activation
procedures for Wi-Fi Direct.
4. Tap
Shooting modes ➔ Off to disable share shot
while maintaining a Wi-Fi Direct connection.
To take share shot images:
1. Tap Camera until the shutter sounds.
Apps ➔
Gallery to
2. From a Home screen, tap
locate your newly shot images located in their default
storage location.
• Other devices will store the images in either a downloaded or
RECV (received) folder.
3. Confirm
Share shot images delivered/received
appears in the Notifications.
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Using S Beam to Share Pictures
This feature (when activated via NFC) allows you to beam
large files directly to another compatible device that is in
direct contact. These files can be larger, such as Videos, HD
pictures, and other large files.You can beam images and
videos from your gallery, music files from your music player,
and more.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections.
2. If not already active, in a single motion touch and slide
the NFC slider to the right to turn it on.
3. Tap S Beam and make sure the feature is turned on.
4. If not already active, in a single motion touch and slide
the S Beam slider to the right to turn it on.
5. On the source device (containing the desired image or
Apps ➔
Gallery.
video), tap
6. Locate and tap the selected image to open it in the
preview window.
Important! Neither device must be in Lock mode or displaying
the Lock screen. They must both be active and
unlocked. It is recommended that the target device
be on the Home screen.
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7. Place the two active NFC-enabled devices back to back
to begin.
Note: If the Touch to beam screen does not appear on the
source device:
- Pull them apart
- Verify the image is visible in the preview window on
the source device (providing the file)
- Place them together again
8. From the Touch to beam screen, tap the reduced image
preview to begin the transfer. After a few seconds
(depending on file size) the recipient with then see the
transferred file displayed on their screen.
To share multiple pictures via S Beam:
1. On the source device (containing the desired image or
video), tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
2. Locate the selected folder.
3. Touch and hold the first image and place a check mark
on it and all desired images.
4. Place the two active NFC-enabled devices back to back
to begin.
5. From the Touch to beam screen, tap the reduced image
preview to begin the transfer.
6. When prompted, separate the two devices.
Camera Gallery Options
The Gallery is where you can access the Gallery of stored
camera images.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
2. Select a folder location (for example: Camera) and tap
an image to open it.
– or –
Touch and hold an image to place a check mark by the
file and select multiple files.
– or –
Tap the upper-right camera to begin taking pictures
that are placed in this folder.
– or –
3. Tap the onscreen image to use additional image menu
options. For more information, refer to “Pictures and
Videos Image Viewer Options” on page 122.
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Sharing a Gallery Image to a Target Device
Important! Make sure all communicating devices are
connected to the same Wi-Fi.
1. Launch Samsung Link on the target device (such as an
Internet TV, Samsung Tablet, and so on).
2. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
Note: You must be signed in to your Samsung Account before
you can use this feature.
3. Open a selected image.
Change player and select an available target
4. Tap
device to begin streaming.
5. On a target device (ex: Internet TV) select the onscreen
button that allows streaming to continue.
Note: At this stage your device is requesting access to share
media with the external source.
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6.
Confirm
(AllShare Controller enabled) appears in
the Notification area at the top of the device to indicate
you are using your device as the media source.
Assigning an Image as a Contact Photo
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
2. Select a folder location and tap a file to open it.
3. With the image displayed, tap
Set as ➔ Contact photo.
Menu and then tap
4. Tap a contact to make a selection.
5. Use the onscreen crop the image by dragging it around
or out from its corners.
6. Tap Done to store the new image.
Editing a Photo
Assigning an Image as a Wallpaper
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
2. Select a folder location and tap a file to open it.
3. With the image displayed, tap
Set as.
Menu and then tap
4. Select one of the these options:
• Home screen assigns the current image to the home screen
background. This image is spread across all available screens.
• Lock screen assigns the selected image to the background for
the lock screen.
• Home and lock screens assigns the current image to both the
Home screen and Lock screens.
5. Touch and drag the crop box anywhere on the picture.
Touch and drag the sides of the crop box to zoom in or
out to create a cropped area.
You can edit your photos using the built-in Photo editor
application on your device. The photo editor application
provides basic editing functions for pictures that you take on
your phone. Along with basic image tuning like brightness,
contrast, and color it also provides a wide variety of effects
used for editing the picture.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
2. Select a folder location and tap a file to open it.
3. With the image displayed, tap
Edit.
Menu and then tap
4. Select Download to begin the process of downloading
the application from within Samsung Apps.
6. Tap Done to assign the wallpaper image.
– or –
Tap Cancel to exit without updating the wallpaper.
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The Gallery
The Gallery is where you view photos and play back videos.
For photos, you can also perform basic editing tasks, view a
slideshow, set photos as wallpaper or caller image, and
share as a picture message.
Note: If the phone displays a memory full message when
accessing the Gallery, access Files and remove some of
the media files from the folders, and then open the
Gallery.
Opening the Gallery
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery. For
more information, refer to “Camera Gallery Options”
on page 130.
Note: If you stored your files in folders (directories) on the
storage card, Gallery displays these folders as separate
albums. The top left album contains all the pictures in
the storage card.
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Viewing a Video within the Gallery
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
2. Locate your folder and video.
3. Tap
Play to playback your video.
AllShare Cast Hub
This hardware allows you to enjoy what’s currently on your
device directly on your TV.
Note: There is no need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network or
to be logged into your Samsung Account to use this
feature.
AllShare Cast Hub establishes a WI-Fi Direct connection
between the device and the hub.
For more information about this device, go to:
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/EADT10JDEGSTA
Connecting AllShare Cast Hub
To connect your AllShare Cast Hub hardware:
Screen Mirroring This feature functions with an external
AllShareCast Hub to fully mirror what is
(with Hub
currently displayed on your device to the
accessory)
external TV.
1. Connect the AllShare Cast Hub to a power source via
the USB Travel Adapter.
Note: The status LED begins to blink solid red to indicate it has
begun the start up process.
LED Color/Patterns
Description
Red - Solid
The AllShare Cast Hub is booting or
processing.
Red - Blinking
The AllShare Cast Hub is in standby
mode (ready for connection).
Blue - Solid
The AllShare Cast Hub is ready to be
connected with a new device.
2. Connect your TV to the AllShare Cast Hub via an HDMI
cable (A-to-A cable).
3. Change the source input on your TV to match the input
port used by the incoming HDMI cable.
Note: The television screen should now display an onscreen
tutorial showing you how to configure your device’s
AllShare Cast Hub and device settings.
To activate Screen Mirroring on your device:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections ➔ Screen Mirroring.
2. If not already on, tap the Screen Mirroring and then
move the slider to the right to turn it on. The slider
color indicates the activation status.
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Transferring Music Files
Music files can be downloaded to the phone using one of two
methods:
1. Downloaded to the device from the Play Store.
Music files are directly stored on your phone.
2. Downloaded to the phone via a direct USB connection.
Music files are stored into a Music folder on the SD
card.
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Section 8: Applications
This section contains a description of each application that is
available in the Applications Menu, its function, and how to
navigate through that particular application. If the application
is already described in another section of this user manual,
then a cross reference to that particular section is provided.
Note: This manual only addresses applications that have been
loaded on your [device/computer/tablet] as of the date
of purchase. Information concerning third party
applications that you may choose to download from the
Google Play Store or otherwise should be obtained from
the application provider directly.
Tip: To open applications quickly, add the icons of
frequently-used applications to one of the Home screens.
For more information, refer to “Customizing the Screens”
on page 38.
Tip: You can also add an application icon as a Primary Shortcut
that will display on all Home screens. If you add an
application as a primary shortcut, the application icon will
not be displayed in the Applications menu.
Applications
The Applications list provides quick access to all the
available applications on the device.
The Application menu provides quick access to the most
frequently used applications. Applications display on each of
the three panels on the Applications screens.
Important! Once you log into your Google account. All
previously downloaded apps should now be
populated within the Application screens.
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Applications Screen Menu
When on the Apps screen, the following menu options are
available:
1. Press
Apps.
Menu and to see the following options:
2. Tap
• Edit: Organize your current applications by moving them
around the screen, edit or delete existing Apps folders.
• Create folder: Create an application folder where you can
better organize and group desired apps.
• Uninstall/disable apps: Uninstall a user-downloaded
application. Only those applications that are not default to the
Remove to remove the
device can be downloaded. Tap
selected app.
• View type: Customize the way the Apps menu listing is shown.
• Show disabled apps: Specify which previously disabled
applications can be made visible again for viewing in this menu.
Once you have selected the apps, tap Done.
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Accessing Recently-Used Apps
1. Press and hold the
Home key from any screen
to open the recently-used applications window.
2. Tap an icon to open the selected application.
– or –
Tap
Task Manager to go to the Task manager.
– or –
Tap
Google Search to go to Google Search.
– or –
Tap
End to close all recently used applications.
AppStore
Calculator
The metroPCS AppStore offers Games, apps to personalize
the device, applications, and more.
Note: You must have a metroPCS account to use the AppStore
application.
Metro charges for some items offered at the AppStore.
Always verify whether the item is free or there is a
charge associated.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
AppStore.
2. Select an item to download and follow the onscreen
prompts to get started.
Using this feature allows you to use your device as a
calculator. The calculator provides the basic arithmetic
functions; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
You can also use this as a scientific calculator.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Calculator.
2. Enter the first number using the numeric keys.
3. Enter the operation for your calculation by tapping the
Plus, Minus, Multiplication, or Division key.
4. Enter the next number.
5. To view the result, tap the Equals key.
6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 as many times as required.
Note: Turn the screen to Landscape mode to reveal additional
scientific functions.
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Calendar
With this feature, you can consult the calendar by day, week,
or month, create events, and set an alarm to act as a
reminder. Google Calendar is built into the phone and
synchronizes both new and existing entries between your
phone and your online Google account.
Tip: Add an account (Facebook, Microsoft Exchange
ActiveSync, or Google) prior to using the Calendar in order
prevent loss of information if your device is damaged.
Apps ➔
Calendar.
1. From a Home screen, tap
The following tabs are available on the right side of the
display:
• Year: displays the Year view.
3. Tap
event.
(Create event) to create a new Calendar
4. Tap Today to display the current date indicated by a
blue box, then tap
Menu and select one of the
following options:
• Go to: displays a specific date.
• Delete: allows you to delete All events, All events before today,
or an individual event.
• Search: allows you to search within your current events.
• Week: displays the Week view.
• Calendars: provides quick access to your All calendars page.
Select the type of general synchronization settings you want.
A check mark indicates selection.
• Day: displays the Day view.
• Settings: displays a list of configurable settings.
• Month: displays the Month view.
• List: displays the events in a List view.
• Task: allows you to search for tasks.
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2. Tap
Menu and then use the Search field to search
for key word terms based on an available category
from the adjacent drop down list. Choose from: All,
Event, Task, or Sticker.
Creating a Calendar Event
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Calendar.
2. Within the Year, Month, Week, and Day tabs, tap
Create event to create a new Calendar event.
Calendar Settings
Using the Calendar settings you can select the day with
which you want the calendar to begin. You also select how
you want to view the calendar, by Month, Week, or Day or
determine how to manage events, notifications, sounds, and
defaults reminders.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Calendar.
2. Tap
Menu ➔ Settings.
3. Tap View styles and select an option.
• Tap Month view styles and select an option.
• Tap Week view and select a type.
6. Tap Lock time zone (to lock event time based on your
current user-selected time zone). Select a time zone
from within the Select time zone field.
7. Tap Show week number to display the week numbers
along the side of the week entries.
8. Tap Set alerts and notifications to adjust the event
notification method. Choose from: Alert, Status bar
notification, and Off.
9. Tap Select ringtone to assign a ringtone to a calendar
event notification.
10. Tap Vibration to assign a vibration notification to this
event.
11. Tap Quick responses to edit your default quick
responses for outbound emails. These are default
responses similar to those used by text templates.
4. Tap First day of week and select either Locale default,
Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
5. Tap Hide declined events to activate this option. A check
mark indicates selection.
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Camera
Chrome
Use your 5 megapixel camera feature to produce photos in a
JPEG format. The Camcorder shoots High Definition video in an
MP4 format.
Note: A microSD card is not necessary to take pictures or
shoot video.
It is recommended that you confirm your default storage
location for images and videos.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Camera.
For more information, refer to “Using the Camera” on page 117.
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The Google Chrome app allows you to use the Google
Chrome Web browser on your device.
Apps ➔
Chrome.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Read the Google Chrome Terms of Service and tap
Accept and Continue.
3. If you have an existing Google account, tap Sign in to
bring your open tabs, bookmarks, and omnibox data
from your computer to your phone, otherwise tap
No thanks.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to use Google
Chrome.
Clock
Here you can set an Alarm, configure and view the World
clock, use a Stopwatch, set a Timer, or use a Desk Clock.
The applications display in a tabular format and quickly
accessed with the touch of a finger.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Clock.
Apps ➔
Clock.
Setting an Alarm
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. From the Alarm tab, tap
Create alarm.
3. Use the arrow symbols to enter adjust the hour, and
minutes, then tap AM or PM.
4. Tap the days of the week for the alarm.
5. Select Repeat weekly to repeat the alarm on the
selected days every week.
6. Tap the Alarm type field and select one of the following:
Melody, Vibration, Vibration and melody, or Briefing.
8. Slide the slider bar left or right in the Alarm volume field
to decrease or increase the alarm volume. A sample of
the volume level plays.
9. Move the Location alarm slider to the right to activate
the feature, then follow the onscreen instructions to
enter a location. When activated, the alarm only
sounds when you are at a specific location.
10. Move the Snooze slider to the right to activate the
feature. Tap the field to assign a Interval time
(3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, or
30 minutes) and Repeat (1 time, 2 times, 3 times,
5 times, and 10 times).
• Interval indicates the length of time the alarm will remain silent
between alarm notifications (snooze time).
• Repeat indicates the numbers of snooze sessions that are
assigned to this alarm. How many times will the snooze silence
the alarm.
7. Tap the Alarm tone field and either select an available
tone or select Add to use locate a sound to use as an
alarm ringtone. Tap OK to activate the ringtone.
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11. Move the Smart alarm slider to the right to activate this
feature which slowly increases screen brightness and
the volume of nature tones to simulate dawn breaking.
Tap the field to assign a interval time (1 minute,
3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, or
30 minutes) and nature tone (Fairy fountain, Birdsong
by the lake, Sparkling mist, The secret forest, Serenity,
or Gentle spring rain).
• Interval category describes the length of time the alarm will
remain silent between alarm notifications (snooze time).
• Tone category provides one of several nature sounds that are
used as the alarm tone.
12. Tap the Name field and enter a name for this Alarm.
13. Tap Save to store the new alarm event.
Turning Off an Alarm
To stop an alarm when it sounds, touch and slide
Turn Off to any direction.
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To activate the Snooze feature after an alarm sounds,
Snooze to any direction. Snooze
touch and slide
must first be set in the alarm settings.
Deleting an Existing Alarm
1. From within the Clock application, touch and hold an
onscreen alarm event.
2. Tap Delete.
World Clock
This feature allows you to find out what time it is another part
of world.
1. From within the Clock application, tap the World clock
tab.
2. Tap Add city then scroll and select the desired city, or
tap in the search field to locate a city.
To assign DST settings:
1. Locate a desired city from the World clock list.
2. Touch and hold a city and select DST settings.
3. Select a DST setting (Automatic, Off, or 1 hour).
If Daylight Savings Time is selected, a sun symbol
appears next to the World Clock city listing.
Stopwatch
This feature allows you to capture elapsed time while letting the
stopwatch keep running.
1. From within the Clock application, tap Stopwatch tab.
2. Tap Start to start the stopwatch counter.
3. Tap Lap to begin the lap time counter.
4. Tap Stop to stop the counter.
5. Tap Restart to restart the lap counter. You can have
multiple lap times.
6. Tap Reset to reset the counter.
Setting a Timer
1. From within the Clock application, tap Timer tab.
2. Tap the Hours, Minutes, or Seconds field and use the
onscreen keypad to enter the hour, minute, or seconds.
The timer plays an alarm at the end of the countdown.
3. Tap Start to start the timer.
4. Tap Stop to stop the timer or Reset to reset the timer
and start over.
5. Tap Restart to resume the timer counter.
Configuring a Desk Clock
This feature lets you activate an onscreen clock that can be
viewed when the device is docked.
1. From within the Clock application, tap Desk clock tab.
The default Desk clock is displayed.
Note: You might have to scroll across the tabs to locate the
Desk clock tab at the far right.
Menu and then tap
2. To make changes, tap
Settings. The following options are displayed while in
full-screen mode:
• Calendar: when this is checked, the calendar is displayed. Tap
to uncheck.
• Weather: when this is activated, the location, temperature, and
weather condition is displayed. Touch and slide the slider to the
right to turn it on.
• Dock: allows you to set your Dock settings such as Dock
sound, Audio output mode, and Desk home screen display. For
more information, refer to “Accessory” on page 235.
3. Tap
Expand to display the Desk clock in full-screen
mode.
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Menu
4. To make changes in full screen mode, tap
and then tap:
• Edit shortcuts: allows you to edit the shortcuts shown at the
bottom of full screen mode.
• Hide/Show shortcuts: allows you to hide or view the current
onscreen shortcuts located along the bottom of the full screen
mode.
• Settings: provides access to the Desk clock settings menu
from where you can alter the following: Hide status bar,
Wallpaper, Calendar, Weather, and Dock.
• Date and time: provides access to the Date and time menu.
Contacts
The default storage location for saving phone numbers to
your Contacts List is your phone’s built-in memory.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Contacts.
For more information, refer to “Contacts List” on page 72.
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Downloads
Provides quick access to tabs containing a list of your current
downloaded files (Internet and Other).
Apps ➔
Downloads.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Place a check mark on an available file to select it.
3. Choose an available action such as Share, Delete, Sort
by size/date, or Clear list.
Drive
Also known as Google Drive, this application is a file storage
and synchronization service provided by Google. This service
enables user access cloud storage and enable file sharing.
1. Log into your existing Google account.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Drive.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your drive.
Dropbox
Works to provide access to your desktop files directly from
your device. This applications allows you to bring your files
with you when you're on the go, edit files in your Dropbox
from your device, upload photos and videos to Dropbox, and
share your selected files freely with family and friends.
Download the Desktop application
1. Use your computer’s browser to navigate to:
www.dropbox.com/.
2. Follow the onscreen setup and installation instructions
on your target computer containing the desired files.
The in-device application works in conjunction with a partner
program placed on a target computer using an active Internet
connection.
Important! The computer application must be installed on the
computer containing the desired files. This
computer must have an active Internet connection.
Dropbox creates a folder that automatically synchronizes its
contents across all of your connected devices on your
account. Update a file to your Dropbox on your computer, and
its automatically updated to the same folder on your other
devices.
Note: It might be necessary to configure your router’s firewall
settings to allow this application to gain access to the
Internet.
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Accessing Dropbox on your Device
1. From a Home screen, tap
Start.
Apps ➔
6. Tap an item to open it.
Dropbox ➔
2. Tap Sign in, enter your current account credentials, and
tap Sign in.
– or –
Tap Sign up for Dropbox and follow the onscreen
instructions to register for a new account.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
4. Initially, you will need to configure your Camera Upload
parameters. Choose from Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi or data
plan.
• Tap Turn on Camera Upload after making your selection.
Caution! Enabling this feature can incur data charges
(depending on your plan) if the Wi-FI or data plan is
selected.
Access Dropbox at the top of the application
5. Tap
window to access the files and folders you area
currently sharing from your computer.
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7. Tap the bottom of the image to reveal additional
options:
• Delete: Erase the current file.
• Share: Share the image with applications such as: Messages,
Copy link, Bluetooth, Drive, Email, Gmail, Google+, Hangouts,
Memo, or Wi-Fi Direct.
• Favorite: Make the image a favorite.
• More: Choose from options such as:
– Open with...: Open the current file with the default in-device
application.
– Export: Transfer the current file to another location via: Save to
SD card, Bluetooth, Drive, Email, Gmail, Google+, Group Play,
Hangouts, Messages, Picasa, or Wi-Fi Direct.
8. Tap Up to... at the top of the application window to
navigate up a single level with every tap.
Camera Uploads/Albums at the top of the
9. Tap
application window to access your Uploads and
Albums tabs.
10. Tap
Tag as Favorite at the top of the application
window to assign favorite files.
Notifications at the top of the application
11. Tap
window to access your Dropbox notifications.
Manually uploading a Picture to Dropbox
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Camera.
2. After the image is taken, tap the Image Viewer box at
the bottom right. This previews the current image.
3. Tap the image to reveal the image options at the top of
the screen.
Share ➔
4. Tap
and tap Upload.
Dropbox, select a folder location,
Note: If your share folder is located on your computer, you will
momentarily receive an onscreen popup notifying you
that a new image was uploaded to your shared Dropbox
folder.
Email
Email enables you to review and create email using most
email services. The device alerts you when you receive an
email message.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Email.
For more information, refer to “Using Email” on page 106.
Gallery
The Gallery is where you view photos and play back videos.
For photos, you can also perform basic editing tasks, view a
slideshow, set photos as wallpaper or caller image, and
share as a picture message.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
For more information, refer to “The Gallery” on page 133.
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Gmail
Google Mail (Gmail) is a web-based email service. Gmail is
configured when you first set up your phone. Depending on
your synchronization settings, Gmail can automatically
synchronize with your Gmail account on the Web.
Creating a New Google Account
You should create a Google Account when you first use your
device in order to fully utilize the functionality. This account
provides access to several device features such as Gmail,
Hangouts, and the Google Play Store applications. Before you
are able to access Google applications, you must enter your
account information. These applications sync between your
device and your online Google account.
Signing into Your Google Account
1. Launch an application that requires a Google account
(such as Play Store or Gmail).
2. Click Existing.
3. Tap the Email and Password fields and enter your
information.
4. Tap
(Sign in). Your device communicates with the
Google servers to confirm your information.
5. If prompted, you can enable the option to stay up to
date on news and offers, then tap OK.
Opening Gmail
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
2. Tap an existing email message.
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Gmail.
Google
Google +
Use Google Search to search the Web.
From a Home screen, tap
enter the search text.
– or –
Apps ➔
Google and
Tap the Microphone icon on the Google Search bar
and say the search information.
Google Settings
As Google has become more intertwined with other
applications, this menu provides a quick and ready access
point to configure preferences for Google+, Maps & Latitude,
Location, and so on. You can also use the Search function to
initiate a Google Search from this menu.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Google Settings and select an onscreen option.
2. Tap an available onscreen option.
Google+ makes messaging and sharing with your friends a
lot easier. You can set up Circles of friends, visit the Stream
to get updates from your Circles, use Messenger for fast
messaging with everyone in your Circles, or use Instant
Upload to automatically upload videos and photos to your
own private album on Google+.
1. Sign on to your Google account. For more information,
refer to “Gmail” on page 149.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Google+.
3. Select the account you want to use to sign in to
Google+.
– or –
Tap Add account to create another account.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to use Google+.
Visit www.google.com/mobile/+/ for more information.
3. Follow the onscreen prompts.
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Group Play
Creating a group
This application lets you share documents, photos or music
in real-time with other connected friends.
If you have media you want to share, create a group for other
users to join to and then share/collaborate with what you are
sharing.
Note: Group play is not the same as Screen mirroring which
requires a connection to a Wi-Fi capable Samsung TV or
via the use of the AllShare Cast Hub. For more
information, refer to “AllShare Cast Hub” on page 133.
The creator of the group is the leader and it the source of the
shared file. All other joined members can then interact with
the file being shared.
1. Connect to an active Wireless Access Point and confirm
your other participants are also connected to this same
Wi-Fi.
Important! To share a Group Play, all users must be connected
to the same Wi-Fi access point.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Group Play.
2. Read the onscreen information and tap Agree to
continue.
3. Follow the onscreen tutorials.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Group Play.
3. Tap the Set group password field to enable the function
which requires users to enter a password prior to
connecting to your new group.
4. Tap Create group. If previously selected, enter your
group password and tap OK. Mobile AP is enabled.
5. Tap one of the media items listed under the Share and
play content heading.
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6. Tap to select the items you want to share (indicated by
a check mark), then tap Done or OK.
7. Have your friends sign onto Group Play from their
devices (see below) and they can view your media
using you as a Mobile AP.
Joining a group
You can only view and interact with media shared by the
leader of an existing group by joining the group.
1. Connect to an active Wireless Access Point and confirm
your connection is this same Wi-Fi as the group leader.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Group Play.
3. Tap Join group. Your device then scans for available
groups for you to join.
4. Select a group to join. Once connected, you can then
select the shared content and interact with your
group’s shared media.
Menu and select Help for additional
5. Tap
information.
Hangouts
Hangouts is a place to hangout, share photos, and even
make video calls. This is a free web-based application for
instant messaging offered by Google. Conversation logs are
automatically saved to a Chats area in your Gmail account.
This allows you to search a chat log and store them in your
Gmail accounts.
Note: Before using this application, you must first have an
active Gmail account and be logged in.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Hangouts.
Note: If you are not already logged into Google, refer to the
instructions for signing in on page 149.
2. When prompted, read the onscreen information and
confirm your phone number is correct before using the
application. Tap Confirm.
Note: Confirming your phone number does not make it publicly
available.
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Help
Provides access to built-in Help information.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Lookout
Help.
2. Select an onscreen topics for more information:
• New features: provides help on all of the new features and
applications such as Smart screen and Group Play.
• Basics: provides basic information on using your device such
as Keys, Lock screen, Notifications, Home screen, Keyboard,
Phone, Messages, and Update your device.
• Applications: provides information on how to use basic
applications like Contacts, Email, Internet, Camera, and so on.
• Settings: provides information on settings for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,
Ringtone, Power saving mode, NFC, Screen Mirroring, Mobile
HotSpot, Easy mode, and Voice control.
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Lookout Security provides mobile device-specific security
features that are coupled with a minimal performance hit.
Lookout Mobile Security provides key security options that
are unique to the mobile market. Along with the anti-virus
and anti-malware tech, there is a lost and stolen phone
locater service, an application privacy adviser, and a backup
service.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Lookout.
2. Read the onscreen information, tap Get started ➔ Next.
3. Read the onscreen descriptions and activate desired
features. Tap Next to progress to the next screen.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Maps
Google Maps allow you to track your current location, view
real-time traffic issues, and view detailed destination
directions. There is also a search tool included to help you
locate places of interest or a specific address. You can view
locations on a vector or aerial map, or you can view locations
at the street level.
Important! Before using Google Maps you must have an active
data (3G/4G/LTE) or Wi-Fi connection. The Maps
application does not cover every country or city.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Maps.
Important! For best results, it is recommended that you enable
all of your location services. For more information,
refer to “Location Services” on page 253.
Before you use Google Maps you must enable location
services. Location services can use Wi-Fi, mobile networks,
and GPS. To enable Location services, see “Location
Services” on page 253.
Note: The more location sources that are enabled, the more
accurate the determination of your position will be.
Opening Maps
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Maps.
My Location button to find your location on
2. Tap the
the map with a blinking blue dot.
3. Tap either
for Maps.
Options or tap
Menu to see options
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Memo
Metro Block-It
The Memo application allows you to create memos using the
keypad, your finger, or both. You can add images, voice
recordings, and text all in one place.
Creating a New Memo
1. From a Home screen, tap
Memo screen is displayed.
Apps ➔
Memo. The
3. Tap Save.
If a message has already been created, tap
new memo.
to create a
Messages
Apps ➔
Messages.
For more information, refer to “Messaging” on page 91.
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From a Home screen, tap
Metro Block-It.
Apps ➔
Metro411 helps you find nearby people and businesses, look
up unknown phone numbers, and update your phone
contacts with additional information.
This application allows you to use the Short Message Service
(SMS) to send and receive short text messages to and from
other mobile phones. You can also use the Multi Media
Service (MMS) to create multimedia messages to send and
receive from other mobile phones.
From a Home screen, tap
Metro411
2. Compose the memo.
Metro Block-it give you the ability to block any unwanted
phone calls as well as automatically block all known scam
callers. In addition, Metro Block-it will immediately alert you
when a telemarketer or debt collector is calling.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Metro411.
MetroMUSIC
MetroMUSIC offers a catalog of music, ringtones, and
ringback tones (what callers hear when dialing your phone)
for download your mobile device.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
MetroMUSIC.
MetroWEB
Browser Options
Open the browser to start surfing the Web. The browser is
fully optimized and comes with advanced functionality to
enhance the Internet browsing feature on your device.
Your device is equipped with a Google browser to navigate
the mobile Web. This section explains how to navigate the
browser and use the basic features.
Accessing the Internet
From a Home screen, tap
• Refresh: reloads the current page.
• Windows: displays a list of the windows you have open.
• Bookmarks: provides access to the Bookmarks screen.
To access the Browser:
1. From the top of the browser screen, select one of the
available options:
• Navigation: use the forward and back buttons to navigate
through your browsing activity.
Apps ➔
MetroWEB.
Navigating with the Browser
1. Tap an entry to select an item.
2. From the home page, tap
Menu to access the
following options:
• New window: launches a new browser window. By default,
this screen shows the home page.
2. Sweep the screen with your finger in an up or down
motion to scroll through a website.
• Add bookmark/Edit bookmark: allows you to add a URL to
your bookmark list or edit an existing bookmark.
3. To return to a previous page, tap
• Add shortcut to home: allows you to add a shortcut to your
Home screen.
4. To move forward to a Web page, tap
.
.
• Save page: allows you to store the current page in memory so
that it can be read later even if you loose your Internet
connection. It is saved in your Saved pages folder.
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• Share via: allows you to share or copy the page using Add to
Dropbox, Bluetooth, Copy to clipboard, Drive, Email, Gmail,
Google+, Hangouts, Memo, Messages, or Wi-Fi Direct.
• Find on page: allows you to search in the current page.
• Incognito mode: pages viewed in incognito mode won’t
appear within your browser history or search history, and no
traces (such as cookies) are left on your device. For more
information, refer to “Going Incognito” on page 158.
• Desktop view: allows you to assign the browser to display the
current page in the desktop view (to closely mimic the display
as it would appear on a Desktop computer).
• Brightness: allows you to assign a brightness level specifically
for the browser window. This is independent of the brightness
assigned within the device’s Settings menu.
• Print: provides print access on compatible Samsung printers.
• Settings: allows you to change the way you view your web
pages by changing these options.
• Help: allows you view additional information concerning the
Internet application
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Entering a URL
You can access a website quickly by entering the URL.
Websites are optimized for viewing on your phone.
To enter a URL and go to a particular website:
Tap the URL field at the top of the screen, enter the URL
and tap the
key.
Search the Internet
To perform an Internet search using keywords:
1. From within the Google search application, tap the
Google search field, enter the keyword(s) to search
using the onscreen keypad.
2. Tap the entry from the list of search results that are
displayed.
3. Tap a link to view the website.
Adding and Deleting Windows
To add a new window:
1. From your browser window, tap
New window.
Going Incognito
Window ➔
2. A new browser window displays.
Note: The number of currently open windows is displayed at
the bottom of the Windows screen.
3. Scroll across the screen to view the currently active
windows and tap an entry to launch the selected
Internet window.
To delete an existing window:
1. From your browser window, tap
Windows.
2. Scroll across the available windows and locate your
target window.
3. Tap
The incognito feature allows you to view Internet sites
outside of the normal browsing. Pages viewed in this
incognito window won’t appear within your browser history
or search history, and no traces (such as cookies) are left on
your device.
Note: Any downloaded files will be preserved and will stay on
your device after you exit the incognito mode.
To add a new incognito window:
1. From your browser window, tap
Incognito mode.
Menu and select
2. At the information prompt, tap OK.
3. A new browser window displays.
Close next to the window to close it.
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To exit from the incognito window:
1. From your browser window, tap
Windows.
2. Scroll across the available windows and locate the
Incognito icon appears in
incognito window. The
the upper-left of the new browser window while you
are in this mode.
Close next to the incognito listing to delete this
3. Tap
window.
Using Bookmarks
While navigating a website, you can bookmark a site to
quickly and easily access it at a future time. The URLs
(website addresses) of the bookmarked sites display in the
Bookmarks page. From the Bookmarks page you can also
view your Most visited websites and view your History.
1. From the webpage, tap
Bookmarks.
The Bookmarks page displays.
Menu to display the following options:
2. Tap
• List/Thumbnail view: Select Thumbnail view (default) to view
a thumbnail of the webpage with the name listed or select
List view to view a list of the bookmarks with Name and URL
listed.
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• Create folder: Creates a new folder in which to store new
bookmarks.
• Delete: Erases selected bookmarks.
• Change order: Rearranges the current bookmarks.
• Move to folder: Selected bookmarks are moved to a selected
folder.
3. Tap a bookmark to view the webpage, or touch and
hold a bookmark for the following options:
• Open in new window: Opens the webpage in a new window.
• Delete: Allows you to delete a bookmark. For more information,
refer to “Deleting Bookmarks” on page 160.
• Edit: Allows you to edit the name or URL of the bookmark.
• Share via: allows you to share or copy the page using Add to
Dropbox, Bluetooth, Copy to clipboard, Drive, Email, Gmail,
Google+, Hangouts, Memo, Messages, or Wi-Fi Direct.
• Add shortcut to home: Adds a shortcut to the bookmarked
webpage to your phone’s Home screen.
• Set as homepage: Sets the bookmark to your new homepage.
Adding Bookmarks
1. From the webpage, tap
Add bookmark.
Deleting Bookmarks
Bookmarks ➔
2. Use the onscreen keypad to enter the name of the
bookmark and the URL.
3. Select a storage location for your new bookmark.
4. Update the title of the Bookmark and confirm the URL.
5. Tap Save. The new save page now appears on the
Bookmarks page.
Editing Bookmarks
1. From the Bookmarks page, touch and hold the
bookmark you want to edit.
2. Tap Edit.
3. Use the onscreen keypad to edit the name of the
bookmark or the URL.
4. Tap the Web address field to assign a new folder
location.
1. From the Bookmarks page, touch and hold the
bookmark you want to delete.
2. Tap Delete.
3. At the confirmation window, tap OK.
Emptying the Cookies
A cookie is a small file placed on your phone by a website
during navigation. In addition to containing some
site-specific information, a cookie can also contain some
personal information (such as a username and password)
which might pose a security risk if not properly managed.
You can clear these cookies from your device at any time.
1. From an active Web page, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔ Privacy ➔ Delete personal data.
2. Tap Cookies and site data to create a check mark.
3. Tap Done.
5. Tap Save or Cancel to exit the operation.
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Using Web History
The History list displays a list of the most recently viewed
websites. These entries can be used to return to previously
unmarked web pages.
1. From an active Web page, tap
Bookmarks ➔
History.
2. Select a visited range category. Choose from: Today,
Last 7 days, or Most visited.
3. Tap an entry to display the webpage.
– or –
Menu and then tap Clear history to delete the
Tap
current History list.
Saved Pages
The Saved pages list provides you with a list of the websites
that you have saved.
Menu and then tap
1. From an active Web page, tap
Save page.
A list of your saved webpages is displayed with their
Name. The webpages that have been visited the most
will appear at the top.
2. Tap any entry to display the webpage.
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Browser Settings
To configure browser settings:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
MetroWEB.
Menu and then tap Settings.
2. Tap
Choose an option from the following categories:
Basics:
• Account: Sign in to your Samsung account.
• Set home page: Sets the current home page for the Web
browser.
• Auto fill forms: Allows you to set the text used for the Web
form auto fill feature.
Advanced
• Privacy
– Search and Web address suggestions: displays
predictions of related queries and popular websites in the
address bar as you type.
– Preload available links before opening: allows you
improve performance when loading pages.
– Remember form data: Allows the device to store data from
any previously filled out forms. Remove the check mark to
disable this function.
– Remember passwords: Stores usernames and passwords for
visited sites. Remove the check mark to disable this function.
– Delete personal data: allows you to delete all personal data
such as Browsing history, Cache, Cookies and site data,
Passwords, Auto fill data, and Location access.
• Screen and text
– Text scaling: allows you to preview the text size, scale the text
size using a slider bar, set the zoom amount on double tap, and
minimize the font size using a slider bar.
– Force zoom: allows you to override the website’s request to
control zoom.
– Text encoding: adjusts the current text encoding.
– Full screen: allows you to use Fullscreen mode to hide the
• Content settings
– Accept cookies: Allows sites, that require cookies, to save and
read cookies from your device.
– Turn on location: Allows websites to request access to your
location.
– Turn on JavaScript: Enables Javascript for the current Web
page. Without this feature, some pages may not display
properly. Remove the check mark to disable this function.
– Block pop-ups: Prevents popup advertisement or windows
from appearing onscreen. Remove the check mark to disable
this function.
– Default storage: Allows you to set your default storage to
Device or Memory Card.
– Website settings: View advanced settings for individual
websites.
status bar.
– Text booster: allows you to boost the text size on PC websites
to make it easier to read.
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– Turn on notifications: Allows website notifications. Select
Always on, On demand, or Off.
– Clear notifications: Deletes website notification access
information.
– Reset settings: Restores all settings to default.
• Bandwidth management
– Preload webpages: Allows the browser to preload Web
pages. Choose from Always, Only via Wi-Fi, or Never.
– Load images: Allows web page images to load along with the
other text components of a loaded website.
– Open pages in overview: Displays an overview of newly
opened web pages.
metroZONE
Enjoy all of your available updates in a single place.
metroZONE recommends content, information, and
applications within a single location.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
metroZONE.
The service connects to the network.
2. Tap Accept to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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Mobile Hotspot
The Tethering and Mobile Hotspot app provides easy access
to set up your device as a hotspot for other devices. To
establish a USB tethering connection, see “USB Tethering”
on page 189. To set up your device as a mobile Wi-Fi
hotspot, see “Mobile HotSpot” on page 190.
From a Home screen, tap
Mobile HotSpot.
Apps ➔
Music
This application allows you to play music files that you have
stored on your microSD card. You can also create playlists.
The Music Player is an application that can play music files.
The music player supports files with extensions AAC, AAC+,
eAAC+, MP3, WMA, 3GP, MP4, and M4A. Launching the
Music Player allows you to navigate through your music
library, play songs, and create playlists (music files bigger
than 300 KB are displayed).
Playing Music
1. From a Home screen, tap
Songs play in order and are not shuffled.
Apps ➔
Music.
2. Tap a library category tab to select a music category:
Songs, Playlists, Albums, Artists, Folders, or
Nearby devices.
3. Scroll through the list and tap an entry to begin
playback.
Note: The 5.1 channel sound effect works only when
earphones or another listening device is connected to
the headset jack.
4. The following are the Music player controls:
Assign the current song as a Favorite.
Plays the entire song list once.
Replays the current list when the list ends.
Repeats the currently playing song.
Returns the user to the music category screen.
Press and hold to rewind the song. Tap to go to
previous song.
Streams the current music file to another
device via Samsung Link.
Pause the song.
Volume control and SoundAlive.
Start the song after pausing.
Volume control showing volume muted.
Press and hold to fast-forward the song. Tap
to go to next song.
Shuffles the current list of songs randomly.
Lists the current playlist songs.
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Music Options
The Music settings menu allows you to set preferences for
the music player such as whether you want the music to play
in the background, sound effects, and how the music menu
displays.
With the application displayed and playing a song, tap
Menu and select one of the following options:
• Via Bluetooth: scan for devices and pair with a Bluetooth
headset.
• Play via Group Play: Share music with others via the Group
Play application. All users must be connected to the same
Wi-Fi. For more information, refer to “Group Play” on
page 151.
• Add to playlist: Add the current music file to a selected playlist.
• Set as: Set the current song as a Phone ringtone, Caller
ringtone, or Alarm tone.
• Settings: Change your music player settings.
• Details: View media info such as Artist, Title, Album, Track
length, Genre, Track number, Format, Bit depth, Sampling rate,
Size, and Location.
• End: Close the application.
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Music Settings
The settings menu allows you to set preferences for the
music player such as whether you want the music to play in
the background, sound effects, and how the music menu
displays.
1. From within the Music application, tap
Menu ➔
Settings.
2. Select one of the following settings:
• Music menu: this menu allows you to select which categories
you want to display. Choices are: Albums, Artists, Genres,
Music square, Folders, Composers, Years, Most played,
Recently played, or Recently added. Tap each item that you
want to display in the Music menu.
• SoundAlive: set a type of equalization such as Normal, Pop,
Rock, Dance, Jazz, Classic, and so on.
• Adapt Sound: enable or disable the adaptive sound feature to
adjust to the sound levels of your current environment.
• Play speed: set the play speed anywhere between 0.5X and
2.0X using the slider.
• Music auto off: when enabled, sets a timer for the Music
application to turn off after a specified amount of time.
• Lyrics: when activated, the lyrics of the song are displayed if
they are available.
• Voice control: when activated, allows you to use voice control
commands to control the music player.
Making a Song a Phone Ringtone
1. From within the Music application, tap the Songs tab.
2. Touch and hold a song from the list to open the options
menu for the song.
3. Tap Set as ➔ Phone ringtone.
Note: Additional Set as options include Caller ringtone and
Alarm tone.
Deleting Music Files
1. From within the Music application, tap the Songs tab.
2. Touch and hold a song entry to reveal the onscreen
context menu.
3. Tap Delete ➔ OK. The music file(s) is deleted.
Using Playlists
Playlists are used to assign music files into groups for
playback. These Playlists can be created using the Music
player on this device.
Creating a Playlist
1. From within the Music application, tap the Playlists tab.
2. Tap
Menu, and then tap Create playlist.
3. Use the keyboard to type a new name for this playlist,
and then tap OK.
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Adding Music to a Playlist
1. From within the Music application, tap the Playlists tab.
2. Tap one of your playlists to open it.
Note: You cannot add music to any of the Default playlists.
3. Tap
Add music.
Editing a Playlist
You can delete or rename your playlists from the Playlists tab
of the Music app.
Note: The Default playlists cannot be edited.
1. From within the Music application, tap the Playlists tab.
4. Tap a music file, or tap Select all to add all the music
tracks to this playlist.
2. Touch and hold a playlist entry to reveal the onscreen
context menu.
5. Tap Done to add the selected track(s) to your playlist.
3. Tap Edit title to edit the Playlist name. Enter a new
name for this playlist and tap OK.
Note: You can also create a playlist by touching and holding a
song name from the main screen to open its options
menu. Tap Add to playlist ➔ Create playlist.
Removing Music from a Playlist
1. From within the Music application, tap the Playlists tab.
2. Tap the playlist name.
3. Touch and hold a song to open its options menu.
4. Tap Remove.
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4. Tap Delete to delete the Playlist.
My Files
Opening and Navigating within Files
This application allows you to manage your sounds, images,
videos, Bluetooth files, Android files, and other memory card
data in one convenient location. This application allows you
to launch a file if the associated application is already on
your phone.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
To open files:
1. From a Home screen, tap
All files.
Apps ➔
My Files ➔
Note: If installed, you can also select the microSD card.
My Files.
Note: Navigation in this viewer works on a hierarchy structure
with folders, subfolders, and so on.
Note: The application lets you view supported image files and
text files on both your device’s internal storage and
microSD card (if installed).
2. Tap a folder and scroll down or up until you locate your
selected file.
3. The following navigation and menu options are
available in My Files:
• Home tab
allows you to back up to the root directory.
• Up tab
allows you to back up into a higher directory.
• Tap
Menu and then tap View by to change the way the
files are displayed onscreen. Choose from: List, List and
details, or Thumbnail.
• Tap
Menu for these additional options: Select all,
Create folder, Search, View by, Sort by, and Settings.
4. Once you have located your file, simply tap the file
name to open it with its associated application.
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myMetro
Phone
Use myMetro to view your account balance, make payments,
view your rate plan and features, and access your account
settings.
This application provides the ability to make or answering
calls, access the Contacts list, which is used to store contact
information.
Note: Wi-Fi connection must be disabled prior to use, this
application requires use of a mobile network connection.
For more information, refer to “Call Functions” on page 46.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
myMetro.
Options to choose from one of the following
2. Tap
options:
• BILL & PAYMENTS: allows you to pay your bill and add funds to
your MetroConnect (MC) account.
• RATE PLAN & SERVICES: allows you to view your plan details,
change your rate plan, or add features to your plan.
• TOOLS: allows you to reset your Voicemail Password and
configure your E911 Address parameters.
• E911 Address: allows you to register an emergency address
for E911 service. This is used along with the Wi-Fi Calling
feature.
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From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
Photos
This application (also known as Google Photos) provide a
means for automatically backing up your photos and videos
to a centralized Google cloud location.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Photos.
2. Tap Get started and follow the onscreen prompts to
configure a connection method and other related
parameters.
Play Books
Play Games
Formerly known as Google Books, this application allows you
to read over 3 million ebooks on the go.
Build your ebooks library in the cloud with Play Books: jump
right into a bestseller or select from nearly 3 million free
ebooks. Personalize the reader to your liking, pick up reading
where you left off on your phone or computer, and settle
down with a great book on your Android phone!
This application takes you directly to the Play Store Games
area from where you can make purchases.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Play Games.
2. Accept the Mobile terms of service for Google by
tapping Accept.
3. Select from an available onscreen option.
Note: You must logged into your Google account prior to using
this feature.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Play Books.
2. If prompted, tap Turn sync on. This synchronizes your
books between your Books account and your device.
Search to begin searching for both free and
3. Tap
paid ebooks.
4. Follow the onscreen prompts to download the ebook to
your device.
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Play Movies & TV
This application allows you to connect to the Play Store,
download a movie, and then watch it instantly.
Choose from thousands of movies, including new releases and
HD titles in the Play Store and stream them instantly on your
Android device.
Movies, previously rented via the Play Store are automatically
added to your My Movies library across your devices.
Learn more about Google Play Movies at:
play.google.com/about/movies.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Play Movies & TV.
2. Log in to your Google account, if you have not already
done so. A list of videos sorted on the SD card displays
in the Video list.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions for renting and
viewing movies.
Play Music
Also known as Google Music, allows you to browse, shop,
and playback songs purchased from the Play Store. The
music you choose is automatically stored in your Google
Music library and instantly ready to play or download.
The Music application contains a music player that plays
music and other audio files that you copy from your
computer.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Play Music.
The Music app searches both your online library and
your device’s internal storage for music and playlists;
this can take from a few seconds to several minutes,
depending on the amount of new music added since
you last opened the application. It then displays a
carousel view of your new and recent music, organized
by album.
2. If prompted to join the service, select either Add
account or Not now.
3. Follow the onscreen log in screens.
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4. Return to the Library screen from most other screens
in the Music application by tapping the Music
application icon Music notification icon at the top-left
of the Application bar.
Searching for Music in Your Library
1. From within the Play Music application, tap
to search through your available songs.
Displaying the Now Playing Screen
Search
2. Type the name of an artist, album, song, or playlist.
Matching songs are displayed in a list below the search
box.
3. Tap a matching song to play it or tap a matching
album, artist, or playlist to view the songs it contains.
Playing Music
Note: If you navigate away from the Now playing screen in the
Music application, the Now Playing bar appears at the
bottom of the screen.
From within the Play Music application, tap a song in
your library to listen to it. The Now playing screen
opens and the song you touched or the first song in the
album or playlist starts to play. The tracks in the
current list play in order until you reach the end of the
list (unless you choose a repeat option). Otherwise,
playback stops only if you stop it, even when you
switch applications.
If you navigate away from the Now playing screen, to return
to the Now playing screen from other Music
screens:
Tap the name of the current song in the Now Playing
bar.
– or –
Music
In a single motion, touch and drag
notification icon down from the Status bar and tap the
song title from the Notifications area. You can also
pause and resume playback and skip to the next song
in the panel. For more information, refer to
"Notification Bar" on page 34.
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Play Newsstand
Play Store
With Google Play Newsstand, you can subscribe to and
discover more of your favorite news magazines, and have
them available to read on your device at any time or any
place.
1. Log in to your existing Google account.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Play Newsstand.
Apps ➔
3. Follow the onscreen instructions to subscribe to a
magazine.
Formerly known as the “Android Market”, this application
provides access to downloadable applications and games to
install on your phone. The Play Store also allows you to
provide feedback and comments about an application, or flag
an application that might be incompatible with your phone.
Before using the Play Store, you must have a Google
Account.
Accessing the Play Store
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Play Store.
2. Tap Existing and enter your Google account
information.
3. Tap OK to agree to the Play Store terms of service.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete your
setup.
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S Translator
Allows you can easily translate words and phrases (verbal or
text messages) into many different languages.
Note: Access to this feature requires that you log into your
Samsung account. For more information, refer to
“Creating a Samsung Account” on page 246.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
S Translator.
2. If prompted, follow the onscreen instructions to log into
your Samsung account.
To translate text:
1. At the S Translator screen, tap the top language bar to
select your target/source language. Default is Spanish.
Translate button. The bottom target
4. Tap the
language field is then updated with the new
translation.
5. You can also enter text in the bottom box and translate
it into the target language of the top box.
To translate using your voice:
Important! The two onscreen buttons at the bottom of the
application correspond to the two currently
selected languages.
1. At the S Translator screen, tap the left voice button to
verbally speak the selected language (corresponds to
top field).
2. Tap the bottom language bar to select the destination
language that you would like to translate to. Default is
English (US).
2. Wait a few seconds until the onscreen notification
shows “Speak in...” then speak using the selected
language.
3. Enter text into the top box.
3. Within a few seconds, confirm the translated text now
appears in the other translation field.
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4. Tap the selected Speak button to translate using your
selected input language and voice.
• Example, if trying to speak in English and get a Spanish
translation, tap the Speak (English (US)) button and wait for
the text to appear onscreen.
5. Tap
Menu for additional options. Choose from:
TTS readout speed, Auto read out, and Help.
S Voice
This is a voice recognition application used to activate a wide
variety of functions on your device. This is a natural language
recognition application.
This goes beyond the Google Search Voice Actions feature that
recognizes Google commands and search terms. You can ask it
questions (“Is it raining in Dallas?”) or give it commands (“Show
me where to find cheap gas”).
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
S Voice.
2. Read the onscreen disclaimer information and tap
Confirm to continue.
3. Review the Terms of Service and tap Agree to continue.
4. Navigate through the following onscreen tutorial
screens by reading the information and tapping Next,
or tap Skip to continue without reading the information.
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5. Wake up the application by repeating the phrase
Hi Galaxy.
Note: The wake-up command/phrase can be changed from
“Hi Galaxy” to anything else.
Speak if the device does not hear you or to
6. Tap
give it a command.
Example 1:
• I want to find the best pizza online.
• Tap
and say “Find me the best Pizza”. This launches
an Internet search.
Example 2:
• I want to go to Cambridge.
• Tap
and say “Navigate to Cambridge”. This launches
the Map application and indicates where this is in relation to
your current position.
Samsung Apps
Settings
Allows you to easily download an abundance of applications
that are directly compatible with your device. This includes
games, news, reference, social networking, navigation, and
more. Samsung Apps makes your Smartphone smarter.
Note: Access to this feature requires that you already be
logged in to your Samsung account application. For
more information, refer to “Creating a Samsung
Account” on page 246.
1. Confirm you are currently signed into your Samsung
account.
2. From a Home screen, tap
Samsung Apps.
This icon navigates to the sound and phone settings for your
phone. It includes such settings as: display, security,
memory, and any extra settings associated with your phone.
From a Home screen, tap
– or –
Apps ➔
From a Home screen tap
Settings.
Menu and then tap
Settings.
For more information, refer to “Changing Your Settings” on
page 193.
Apps ➔
3. If prompted, read the Disclaimer, Terms and conditions,
and Privacy policy and tap Accept.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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Video
Additional Video Features
The Video application plays video files stored on the SD card.
This device is able to playback DivX videos.
Apps ➔
Video.
1. From a Home screen, tap
A list of available videos displays in the Video list.
2. Tap a video file to begin viewing.
Sharing Videos
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Video. After
a few seconds, each video file plays a preview of its
first five seconds.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Share via.
3. Select either individual videos or tap Select all.
4. Click Done to complete the process or Cancel to quit.
5. Select a sharing option.
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1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Video.
Menu and then tap an available option:
2. Tap
• Sort by: allows you to sort current videos by Title, Date, Size,
or Type.
• View as: allows you to display the video files as a List,
Thumbnails, or Folders.
• Share via: allows you to share a selected video with external
sources.
• Delete: allows you to delete selected videos.
• Auto play next: allows you to play videos consecutively. Once a
video ends, the next available video begins to play.
Visual Voicemail
Visual Voicemail enables users to view a list of people who
left a voicemail message, and listen to the any message they
want without being limited to chronological order.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Visual Voicemail.
2. Read the onscreen information and tap Next.
Note: You must subscribe to the Visual Voicemail service to
use this feature. Charges may apply. Please contact your
service provider for further details.
To delete Visual Voicemail messages:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Visual Voicemail.
2. Tap the voicemail message you want to delete.
3. Tap
The Voice Recorder allows you to record an audio file up to
one minute long and then immediately send it as a message.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Voice Recorder.
2. Tap
3. Tap an onscreen voicemail message to play it back.
To check Visual Voicemail messages:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Visual Voicemail.
2. Tap the voicemail message you want to play.
3. Tap
Delete ➔ OK.
Voice Recorder
Record to record an audio file.
Stop to stop recording. The file automatically
3. Tap
saves to the Voice list.
4. Tap
Pause to pause the recording of an audio file.
5. Tap
Cancel to cancel the recording of an audio file.
Play.
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6. Tap
List to display a list of current recordings.
Recording quality to adjust the recording
7. Tap
quality. Choose from: Normal or High quality recording.
8. From the Recorded files page, tap
Menu and then
select one of the following:
• Share via: Select one or more files and then select a method to
use to share this audio file. Selections are: Add to Dropbox,
Bluetooth, Drive, Email, Gmail, Messages, or Wi-Fi Direct.
Refer to each specific section, depending on the method you
selected to send this voice recording.
• Delete: allows you to delete one or more voice recordings. Tap
the recordings to delete and tap Delete.
• Settings: the following settings are available:
– Storage: allows you to choose where your recordings will be
saved. Select between Device or memory card.
– Recording quality: allows you to set the recording quality to
High or Normal.
– Limit for multimedia messages: allows you to select On or
Off. If you Limit for MMS by selecting On, recording size will be
limited to what can be sent in a multimedia message.
– Contextual filename: (requires GPS tagging) allows you to
adjust the filename based on contextual information such as
your current GPS location.
– Default name: allows you to choose the name prefix for your
recordings. For example, if your Default name is Voice, your
recordings would be named Voice 001, Voice 002, and so on.
– Noise reduction: allows you to activate/deactivate background
noise suppression.
– Recording volume: allows you to assign the ambient noise
quality of your current location so the device can better detect
audio. Choose from High or Low.
– Channel: allows you to assign recording mode to either Mono
or Stereo.
– Skip interval: allows you to assign a skip length.
• End: allows you to exit the application.
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Voice Search
Launches the Google Now application that is used for voice
to text Internet searching.
Apps ➔
1. From a Home screen, tap
Voice Search.
2. When prompted, speak into the built-in microphone.
3. Use the onscreen options to find a matching search
term.
VPN Client
This application provides a convenient shortcut for
configuring an IPsec VPN connection. For more information,
refer to “Adding an IPsec VPN” on page 206.
From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
VPN Client.
YouTube
Note: YouTube is a data-intensive feature. It is recommended
that you upgrade to a large data plan to avoid additional
data charges.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
YouTube.
Search to search for specific videos, scroll
2. Tap
down to browse through the main page thumbnails, or
scroll to the bottom to explore additional options.
3. To view a video, touch an available preview thumbnail
or touch the title link.
4. Tap
Menu for additional options.
Note: Preloading YouTube videos uses some of your device’s
storage space and may result in additional charges if
your Wi-Fi plan is not unlimited.
YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can
upload and share videos. The site is used to display a wide
variety of user-generated video content, including movie
clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as video content
such as video blogging, informational shorts and other
original videos.
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Section 9: Connections
Your device is equipped with features that allow you to
quickly connect to the Web.
Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology that
allows you to connect wirelessly to a number of Bluetooth
devices, such as headsets and hands-free car kits, and
Bluetooth-enabled handhelds, computers, printers, and
wireless devices. The Bluetooth communication range is
usually up to approximately 30 feet.
Turning Bluetooth On and Off
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections.
2. Locate the Bluetooth entry. Tap the ON ON/OFF
button to its right to turn the feature either On or Off.
3. When turned On, the button turns green, and the
Bluetooth icon displays in the Status bar. When
turned Off, the button turns gray, and the Bluetooth
icon disappears from the Status bar.
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Bluetooth Status Indicators
The following icons show your Bluetooth connection status
at a glance:
Displays when Bluetooth is active.
Displays when Bluetooth is connected (paired) and
communicating.
Bluetooth Settings
The Bluetooth settings menu allows you to set up many of
the characteristics of your device’s Bluetooth service,
including:
• Entering or changing the name your device uses for Bluetooth
communication and description
• Setting your device’s visibility (or “discoverability”) for other
Bluetooth devices
• Displaying your device’s Bluetooth address
To access the Bluetooth Settings menu:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections ➔ Bluetooth.
2. Verify Bluetooth is active (the ON/OFF button is set to
ON ON ).
Menu and tap the Visibility timeout, Received
3. Tap
files, and Help fields to set the options.
To change your Bluetooth name:
1. Verify Bluetooth is active.
Menu and then tap
2. From a Home screen, tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ About device.
3. Tap the Device name field and use the onscreen
keyboard to edit the current device name.
Delete key to erase the current device
4. Tap the
name and enter a new name using the keyboard.
5. Tap OK to confirm your setting.
To set visibility:
1. Verify your Bluetooth is active.
2. Under My device, tap the check box to the right of your
device’s name. This turns on Bluetooth visibility.
3. To change the timeout period for visibility, tap
Menu ➔ Visibility timeout, then select an amount
of time (2 Minutes, 5 Minutes, 1 Hour, or Never
timeout). This value appears as a countdown under
My device.
To scan for Bluetooth devices:
1. Verify Bluetooth is active.
2. At the bottom of the Bluetooth settings page, tap Scan
to search for visible Bluetooth-compatible devices.
To review file received by Bluetooth:
From the Bluetooth settings page, tap
➔ Received files.
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Pairing Bluetooth Devices
The Bluetooth pairing process allows you to establish trusted
connections between your device and another Bluetooth
device. When you pair devices, they share a passkey,
allowing for fast, secure connections while bypassing the
discovery and authentication process.
Note: Pairing between two Bluetooth devices is a one-time
process. Once pairing is established the devices
continue to recognize their partnership and exchange
information without entering a passcode.
To pair your device with another Bluetooth device:
1. Verify Bluetooth is active.
2. From the Bluetooth settings page, tap the check box to
the right of the device name (under My device).
Your device must be visible to successfully pair with an
external device.
3. Tap Scan. Your device displays a list of discovered inrange Bluetooth devices.
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4. Tap a device from the list to initiate pairing.
5. Enter the passkey or PIN code, if needed, and tap OK.
6. The external device must accept the connection and
enter your device’s PIN code.
Once successfully paired to an external device,
displays in the Status area.
Note: Due to different specifications and features of other
Bluetooth devices, display and operations may be
different. Functions such as transfer or exchange may
not be available for some Bluetooth devices.
Important! If callers can not hear you during a call while using
a paired Bluetooth headset (with built-in
microphone), verify the Call audio option is enabled
within the entry’s Bluetooth Settings page.
Configuring Bluetooth Device Settings
Some connected Bluetooth devices are capable of more than
just functioning as a headphone, but also have built in
microphones for picking up voice. Although both functions
are detected by the device and activated, there might be
times when you need to change or update these settings for
Phone and Media Audio:
• I can hear the other person but they can’t hear me...
• I want to use my Bluetooth device only as a headphone
1. Verify Bluetooth is active and the devices are paired.
2. From the Bluetooth settings page, tap
(next to the paired device).
Settings
3. Toggle the Call audio field to activate/de-activate the
Bluetooth device’s on-board microphone.
4. Toggle the Media audio field to activate/de-activate the
Bluetooth device’s headset functions.
Note: If callers can not hear you during a call while using a
paired Bluetooth headset (with built-in microphone),
verify the Call audio option is enabled within the entry’s
Bluetooth Settings page.
Unpairing a Bluetooth Device
Unpairing a device breaks the Bluetooth connection between
your device and another device.
1. Verify Bluetooth is active.
2. From the Bluetooth settings page, locate the paired
device to disconnect.
Settings ➔ Unpair to disconnect from the
3. Tap
paired device.
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Enable Downloading for Web
Applications
Important! Before you can download a web application you
must install a microSD card in the device and
enable the Unknown sources feature. For more
information, refer to “Installing the microSD
Memory Card” on page 10.
Menu and then tap
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ Security
➔ Unknown sources check box.
2. Tap OK to allow install of non-Play Store applications.
Tap again to remove the check mark and disable the
installation of non-Play Store applications.
Warning! Not all web applications are safe to download. In
order to protect your phone and data, use the
Play Store to install web applications.
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PC Connections
You can connect your device to a PC using an optional PC
data cable using various USB connection modes.
Media device (MTP): allows you to transfer media files in
Windows, or using an Android file transfer on a Mac.
Camera (PTP): allows you to transfer photos using the camera
software, and transfer any files onto a PC that does not
support MTP.
Kies: allows you to manage music, movies and photos. You
can also backup precious contacts and calendars, download
apps and podcasts and automatically upgrade device
firmware. Kies conveniently syncs your life across all your
devices.
Note: To sync your device to your computer it is highly
recommended that you install Samsung Kies, which is
available at http://www.samsung.com/kies (for both
Windows and Mac).
Connecting as a Storage Device
You can connect your device to a PC as a removable disk and
access the file directory. If you insert a memory card in the
device, you can also access the files directory from the
memory card by using the device as a memory card reader.
Note: The file directory of the memory card displays as a
removable disk, separate from the internal memory.
1. Connect the USB cable to the device and connect the
cable to the computer. After a few seconds, a pop-up
window displays on the PC when connected.
2. Open the folder to view files.
3. Copy files from the PC to the memory card.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi (short for “wireless fidelity”) is a term used for certain
types of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). Wi-Fi
communication requires access to an existing and accessible
Wireless Access Point (WAP). These WAPs can either be
Open (unsecured) as within most Hot Spots, or Secured
(requiring knowledge of the Router name and password).
Note: After you complete a connection to an active Wi-Fi
network, the Wi-Fi Calling feature will automatically be
enabled.
Note: For additional information on WPS Connections, refer to
"WPS Push Button" on page 197 and "WPS PIN Entry"
on page 198.
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Activating Wi-Fi
Activating Wi-Fi allows your device to discover and connect
to compatible in-range WAPs (Wireless Access Points).
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections.
2. In a single motion touch and slide the Wi-Fi slider to the
right to turn it on. The device scans for available
in-range wireless networks and displays them under
Wi-Fi networks on the same screen.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections ➔ Wi-Fi.
The network names and security settings (Open
network or Secured with WEP) of detected Wi-Fi
networks display in the Wi-Fi networks section.
2. Tap the network you want to connect to.
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Note: When you select an open network you are automatically
connected.
3. Enter a wireless password (if necessary).
4. Tap Connect.
Wi-Fi Status Indicators
The following icons indicate the Wi-Fi connection status:
Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating
with a Wireless Access Point (WAP).
Displays when Wi-Fi is active and there is an
available open wireless network.
Displays when Wi-Fi Direct is active and
communicating.
Displays when Wi-Fi is being used as a Mobile
HotSpot feature is active and communicating.
Manually Add a New Network Connection
1. From the Wi-Fi network screen, tap Add Wi-Fi network.
2. Enter the Network SSID (the name of your Wireless
Access Point).
3. Tap the Security field and select a security option. This
must match the current security setting on the target
WAP.
4. Enter your WAP’s password (if the WAP is secured).
5. Tap Connect to store the new information and connect
to the target WAP.
Note: The prompt to enter the WAP key only displays if this is
the first time to connect the secured wireless network.
The WAP key is required if the device is reset to factory
default settings.
Activating and Deactivating Wi-Fi
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections.
2. Locate Wi-Fi. Tap the
or Off.
– or –
ON
ON/OFF button to turn it On
Activate and Deactivate Wi-Fi from the Notification bar
by swiping downward from the top of the screen, then
tapping the Wi-Fi symbol.
Note: Use of wireless data connections such as Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth can reduce battery life and use times.
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USB Tethering
This option allows you to share your device’s mobile data
connection via a direct USB connection between your device
and a single computer. The Mobile HotSpot connectivity is a
wireless version of this same functionality and allows you to
provide Internet connectivity to multiple devices.
Note: You can not mount your device’s microSD card to your
computer while using the USB tethering feature.
If additional software or USB drivers are required,
navigate to: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/
downloads.
To connect using USB Tethering:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Mobile HotSpot.
– or –
Apps ➔
From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections ➔ More networks ➔
Mobile HotSpot.
2. Plug in the USB cable between your computer and your
device.
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3. Tap USB tethering from the Tethering menu. This places
a green check mark next to the entry and activates the
feature. A Tethering or HotSpot active notification
briefly appears on the screen.
Look for the Tethering active icon
area of the screen.
in the Status bar
4. Read the onscreen notification regarding data use and
tap OK.
To disconnect tethering:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Mobile HotSpot.
Apps ➔
2. Tap USB tethering from the Tethering menu to remove
the check mark and deactivate the feature.
3. Remove the USB cable from the device.
Mobile HotSpot
This feature allows you to turn your device into a Wi-Fi
hotspot. The feature works best when used in conjunction
with 4G/LTE data services (3G service can also be used).
The Mobile HotSpot connectivity is a wireless version of this
same functionality and allows you to provide Internet
connectivity to multiple devices.
To activate the Mobile HotSpot service:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Mobile HotSpot.
– or –
From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections ➔ More networks ➔
Mobile HotSpot.
Important! The Mobile HotSpot service cannot be active when
device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Disable
any Wi-Fi connection prior to activating the Mobile
Hotspot service.
2. In a single motion touch and slide the Mobile HotSpot
slider to the right to turn it on.
Note: You must have a separate mobile hotspot plan on your
account in order to use the Mobile HotSpot feature. You
cannot use data on the device while using the Mobile
HotSpot feature.
5. Enable the Broadcast network name (SSID) field if you
would like to broadcast your SSID name to nearby
devices.
3. Read the onscreen notification regarding data use and
tap OK.
4. Edit the Network SSID name and then write it down.
6. Verify the Security field is set to WPA2 PSK.
7. Enter a new password then write it down.
– Additional options include Show password and Show advanced
options.
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8. Tap Save to store the new settings.
9. Confirm the Mobile HotSpot active icon
the top of the screen.
appears at
Note: By default, the connection is not secured.
Note: Using your Mobile HotSpot drains your device’s battery
much faster. The best way to keep using the device as a
HotSpot is by connecting to a Charger.
To connect to the HotSpot:
1. Enable Wi-Fi (wireless) functionality on your target
device (laptop, media device, and so on).
2. Scan for Wi-Fi networks from the external device and
select your device’s Mobile HotSpot name from the
network list.
• The SSID name for your device’s hotspot is determined by what
you entered into the Network SSID field.
• You can change the name by tapping Configure ➔ Network
SSID and changing the entry.
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3. Select this HotSpot and follow your onscreen
instructions to complete the connection.
4. Launch your Web browser to confirm you have an
Internet connection.
To change the Portable HotSpot password:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Mobile HotSpot.
2. Tap Mobile HotSpot ➔ Configure.
3. Tap the Security field and select WPA2 PSK.
4. With security enabled, delete the previous password
and enter a new one into the Password field.
Important! The more complex the password, the harder it will
be for intruders to break your security. It is
recommended that you not use names, birthdays,
or other personal information.
5. Tap Save to store the new settings.
To manage connected devices:
This feature allows you to provide MAC filtering on your
device. This is similar to a “VIP list” where only device on the
list are allowed access.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Mobile HotSpot.
2. Tap Mobile HotSpot ➔ Allowed devices.
3. Tap
(Add new device) to add devices to the
allowed for connection list.
4. Enter the Device name and Mac address.
5. Tap OK to save the new device.
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Section 10: Changing Your Settings
This section explains the device settings for your device. It
includes such settings as: display, security, memory, and any
extra settings associated with your device.
Connections:
This tab allows you to see all of settings related
to the connection of your device to external
sources. Features include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,
Data usage, More networks (Airplane mode,
Mobile networks, Tethering and Mobile HotSpot,
VPN, and Wi-Fi Calling), NFC, S Beam, Nearby
devices, Screen Mirroring, and Kies via Wi-Fi.
Accessing the Settings Tabs
From a Home screen, tap
– or –
Press the
Settings.
Apps ➔
Home key ➔
Settings.
Menu, and then tap
The four available tabs are displayed. The Settings list
is broken down into four available tabs, which are
described below.
Settings Tabs - Overview
The Settings are divided into 4 main groups. When the
Settings screen displays, the following 4 tabs are located at
the top of the screen:
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My device
My device:
This tab provides access to device configuration
and customization features. Features include:
Lock screen, Display, Sound, Home screen
mode, Call, Blocking mode, Driving mode,
Power saving mode, Accessory, Accessibility,
Language and input, Smart screen, and Voice
control.
Accounts:
This tab provides both the ability to create and
modify your accounts (for example: Samsung
account, Google, Email, and so on), and access
Backup and reset features.
More:
This tab provides access to the remaining set of
device settings not listed under the other tabs.
These include Location services, Security,
Application manager, Battery, Storage, Date and
time, and About device.
Note: The settings for your device are described below using
the order in which they appear in the Settings menu.
Functions found under the Connections tab are listed
first, followed by My device, Accounts, and More tabs.
Wi-Fi Settings
This section describes the Wi-Fi settings. For more
information, refer to “Wi-Fi” on page 186.
Activating Wi-Fi
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections.
2. In a single motion touch and slide the Wi-Fi slider to the
right to turn it on ON . The device scans for available
in-range wireless networks and displays them under
Wi-Fi networks on the same screen.
Wi-Fi settings
Once set up for Wi-Fi connectivity, your device automatically
uses Wi-Fi, when available, for all your mobile services.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
Wi-Fi.
Menu and then tap Advanced. Configure the
2. Tap
settings as desired.
The available Wi-Fi connection are displayed with a security
type displayed next to them.
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Network Notification
By default, when Wi-Fi is on, you receive notifications in the
Status bar anytime your phone detects an available Wi-Fi
network. You can deactivate this feature if you do not want to
receive notifications.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
Wi-Fi.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Advanced.
3. Tap Network notification. A check mark displayed next
to the feature indicates Network notification is active.
4. Tap Network notification again to remove the check
mark and deactivate this feature.
Passpoint
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ allows users connect to Wi-Fi
hotspot networks by simplifying the process of connecting to
the correct network. In addition, this connection type
provides WPA2™ security protection for safe data
communication. Mobile devices, such as handsets and
tablets, that are certified for Passpoint can still be used in
existing hotspots. Users on passpoint-enabled hotspots, will
also enjoy Wi-Fi roaming.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
Wi-Fi.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Advanced.
3. Tap Passpoint to turn it on. A green check mark will
appear in the box next to Passpoint.
If a Passpoint network is detected, follow the onscreen
directions to connect to a compatible network.
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Wi-Fi During Sleep
By default, when your device enter a sleep mode, your Wi-Fi
connection stays on all the time. If the feature is Never
enabled during sleep that current data usage is taken over by
your SIM and its network connection.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
Wi-Fi.
Menu and then tap Advanced ➔ Keep Wi-Fi on
2. Tap
during sleep.
3. Select an available option:
• Always: maintains your current active Wi-Fi connection even
during sleep.
• Only when plugged in: maintains the active Wi-Fi connection
only when the device detects it is connected to a power supply.
This reduced the drain on your device’s battery.
• Never (increases data usage): shuts off the current Wi-Fi
connection during sleep and diverts any current data usage to
the cellular network connection.
Smart Network Switch
This feature allow the device to automatically switch
between available Wi-Fi networks and the current mobile
network.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
Wi-Fi.
2. Tap the Smart network switch field to activate the
feature. A green check mark indicates the feature is
active.
Finding your WI-Fi Address Information
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Wi-Fi.
2. Tap
Connections ➔
Menu and then tap Advanced.
3. Locate the MAC Address and IP Address information at
the bottom of the screen.
• MAC address: view your device’s MAC address, required
when connecting to some secured networks (not configurable).
• IP address: view your device’s IP address.
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Manually Adding a Wi-Fi Network
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections
➔ Wi-Fi ➔ Add Wi-Fi network (at the very bottom of
the list of detected networks).
2. Enter the Network SSID (the name of your Wireless
Access Point).
3. Tap the Security field and select a security option. This
must match the current security setting on your target
WAP (Wireless Access Point).
4. Enter your WAP’s password if the WAP is secure.
5. Tap Connect to store the new information and connect
to the target WAP.
Note: An SSID is a unique key which identifies a wireless LAN.
Its purpose is to stop other wireless equipment from
accessing your LAN — whether accidentally or
intentionally. To communicate, wireless devices must be
configured with the same SSID.
WPS Push Button
The WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) feature (sometimes
associated with a physical or onscreen button on most WAPs)
allows you to pair your device and WAP without the need for
entering a passcode. This process is similar to Wi-Fi Direct
pairing.
In this case, once the WPS feature is active on your WAP,
your device can then detect it and then immediately pair to it.
Note: WPS-capable routers appear in the Wi-Fi list of available
devices with the term (WPS available) below their name.
To pair your device using WPS:
1. Follow the WPS activation instructions specific to your
Wireless Access Point.
2. From the main Settings page, tap
Wi-Fi.
3. Tap
Connections ➔
Menu then tap WPS push button.
4. Follow the setup instructions on the device.
5. Once the connection is complete, confirm the external
router now appears in the Wi-Fi list as connected.
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WPS PIN Entry
Wi-Fi Direct Setup and Settings
If a WPS Push Button does not work, there is an alternative
WPS connection method where you would use a device
generated PIN number to establish the connection. This
number is then entered into your WAP’s WPS client PIN field
to complete the connection.
To pair your device using WPS PIN:
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Wi-Fi.
2. Tap
Connections ➔
You can configure your device to connect directly with other
Wi-Fi capable devices. This is an easy way to transfer data
between devices. These devices must be enabled for Wi-Fi
direct communication. This connection is direct and not via a
HotSpot or WAP.
Displays when Wi-Fi Direct is active and
communicating.
Menu then tap WPS PIN entry.
3. Write down the generate PIN number and enter it into
your Wi-Fi Router’s client PIN field.
4. Once the connection is complete, confirm the external
router now appears in the Wi-Fi list as connected.
Note: Activating this feature will disconnect your current Wi-Fi
network connection.
To activate your connection:
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections.
2. In a single motion touch and slide the Wi-Fi slider to the
right to turn it on. The slider color indicates the
activation status.
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3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
4. Tap Scan and select the single device name to begin
the connection process to another Wi-Fi Direct
compatible device.
– or –
Tap Multi-connect ➔ Scan and select all the device
names to begin the connection process to these Wi-Fi
Direct compatible devices.
Note: The target device must also have Wi-Fi Direct service
active and running before it can be detected by your
device.
5. Tap Done. The direct connection is then established.
Confirm
appears in the Status bar.
6. When prompted to complete the connection, the
recipient should tap OK. Your status field now reads
“Connected” and your connected device is listed within
the Wi-Fi Direct devices listing.
Bluetooth Settings
In this menu you can activate Bluetooth, view or assign a
device name, activate your device so other Bluetooth devices
can discover it, or scan for other, available Bluetooth devices
with which to pair. For more information, refer to “Bluetooth”
on page 181.
Turning Bluetooth On and Off
To turn Bluetooth on:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections.
2. In a single motion touch and slide the Bluetooth slider
to the right to turn it on.
The slider color indicates the activation status. When
active, displays in the Status area.
To turn Bluetooth off:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu ➔ Settings.
2. In a single motion touch and slide the Bluetooth slider
to the left to turn it off.
Note: Bluetooth must be enabled prior to use.
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Changing the Device Name
Scanning for Devices
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu ➔ Settings ➔
More ➔ About device.
2. Tap the Device name field and use the onscreen
keyboard to edit the current device name.
3. Tap
to erase the current device name and enter a
new name for this device using the keyboard.
4. Tap OK to confirm your setting.
Activating Visibility
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Bluetooth.
Connections ➔
This option allows you to scan for active Bluetooth devices so
you can pair with them.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
Bluetooth.
2. From the bottom of the Bluetooth settings page, tap
Scan to search for visible external Bluetoothcompatible devices such as headsets, devices,
printers, and computers.
Important! Some Bluetooth devices are secured and require a
PIN number to confirm and pair with them.
2. Verify that Bluetooth is active.
3. Under My device, tap the check box to the right of your
device’s name. A green check mark indicates that your
device is visible to other Bluetooth devices. Activating
this feature allows other devices to pair and
communicate.
3. Enter a PIN to pair with the device, if one is required,
and tap OK.
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Data Usage
Monitor and mange your device’s data usage capabilities.
Features include activation/deactivation or network data
usage, set mobile data usage for a set period of time, and
view application data usage.
From a Home screen, tap
Menu ➔ Settings ➔
Connections ➔ Data usage.
To activate/deactivate Mobile data usage:
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Data usage.
Connections ➔
2. Tap the Mobile data field to activate the feature. A
green check mark indicates the feature is active.
3. Tap the Mobile data field again to deactivate the
feature.
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To set a mobile data limit:
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Data usage.
Connections ➔
2. Place a check mark in the Set mobile data limit field.
3. Read the onscreen disclaimer info and tap OK.
4. Touch and drag the far right ends of the Red or Orange
horizontal lines to manually adjust both the Warning
and Maximum data limits.
5. Touch and drag the bottom grey vertical lines to adjust
the time frames.
6. Tap the Data usage cycle button and select either the
current cycle or define your own by selecting Change
cycle (which allows you to set the starting day of the
cycle for each month).
7. Tap
Menu and then select from the available
onscreen options:
• Data roaming allows you to connect to your service provider’s
partner networks and access data services when you are out of
your service providers area of coverage. For more information,
refer to “Data Roaming” on page 203.
• Restrict background data prevents background data usage.
This can help prevent over usage of your data minutes.
• Auto sync data allows the device to automatically sync
information and updates with your various services.
• Show Wi-Fi usage activates an additional Wi-Fi tab that shows
you your Wi-Fi data usage.
• Mobile hotspots allows you to select available Wi-Fi networks
that can service as mobile hotspots. Place a check mark on
those entries you wish to use.
More Networks
This tab displays additional wireless and network
information.
From a Home screen, tap
Menu ➔ Settings ➔
Connections ➔ More networks.
Airplane Mode
This mode allows you to use many of your device’s features,
such as Camera, Games, and more, when you are in an
airplane or in any other area where making or receiving calls
or data is prohibited.
Important! When your device is in Airplane mode, it cannot
send or receive any calls or access online
information or applications.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More networks.
Connections ➔
2. Tap Airplane mode to place a check mark in the box to
its right and turn it on.
3. Tap OK. The Airplane mode icon
top of your screen.
is displayed at the
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Mobile networks
Data Roaming
Before you use applications such as Google Maps and find
your location or search for places of interest, you must
enable the Mobile networks options.
From the main Settings page, tap
More networks ➔ Mobile networks.
Connections ➔
The following options display:
Use mobile data
Allows you to activate mobile data usage on your device.
From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
More networks ➔ Mobile networks ➔ Mobile data.
Data roaming allows you to connect to your service
provider’s partner networks and access data services when
you are out of your service providers area of coverage.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
More networks ➔ Mobile networks.
2. Tap Data roaming to connect to data services while
roaming outside your network.
– or –
Tap Data roaming again to remove the green check
mark and deactivate the feature.
Access Point Names
To view access point names stored in the device:
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From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
More networks ➔ Mobile networks
➔ Access Point Names. A list of the Access point
names display. The active access point displays a
bright green, filled circle to the right of the name.
Network Operators
Using this feature you can view the current network
connection. You can also scan and select a network operator
manually, or set the network selection to Automatic.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
More networks ➔ Mobile networks.
2. Tap Network operators. The current network connection
displays at the bottom of the list.
Important! You must deactivate data service prior to searching
for an available network.
3. Tap Search now to manually search for a network.
4. Tap Select automatically to automatically select a
network connection.
Default Setup Options
By default your device is set to Automatic (to automatically
search for an available network. You can set this option to
Manual to select a network each time you connect.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
More networks ➔ Mobile networks ➔ Network
operators.
2. Tap Default setup.
3. Tap Automatic to allow the device to automatically
select a network.
– or –
Tap Manual to locate and connect to a network
manually.
Note: Connecting to 2G networks slows the data transfer
speed and time.
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Tethering and Mobile HotSpot
This option allows you to share your device’s mobile data
connection via a direct USB connection between your phone
and computer. A wireless version of this same functionality
would be the Mobile AP feature.
Note: You can not mount your device’s microSD card to your
computer while using the USB tethering feature. If
additional software or USB drivers are required, navigate
to: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads.
From the main Settings page, tap
Connections
➔ More networks ➔ Tethering and Mobile HotSpot.
For more information, refer to “USB Tethering” on page 189.
For more information, refer to “Mobile HotSpot” on
page 190.
VPN settings
The VPN settings menu allows you to set up and manage
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
Important! Before you can use a VPN you must establish and
configure one.
Note: Before using VPN, you must first set up a screen unlock
PIN or password. For more information, refer to
“Security” on page 254.
Adding a Basic VPN
Before you add a VPN you must determine which VPN
protocol to use: PPTP, L2TP/IPSec PSK, L2TP/IPSec RSA,
IPSec Xauth PSK, IPSec Xauth RSA, or IPSec Hybrid RSA.
1. From the Settings screen, tap
Connections ➔
More networks ➔ VPN.
2. Tap Basic VPN.
3. Tap
Add.
4. Enter a name for the VPN network in the Name field.
5. Select a VPN type from the Type drop-down menu.
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6. Enter the Server address and any other required fields
that are dependent upon the Type you entered
previously.
7. Tap the Show advanced options check box to display
additional VPN options.
8. Tap Save to save your VPN settings.
Adding an IPsec VPN
1. From the Settings screen, tap
More networks ➔ VPN.
Add VPN Connection.
4. Enter a name for the VPN connection in the
VPN connection name field.
5. Select a IPsec connection type from the drop-down
menu.
6. Enter any other required information.
7. Tap Show advanced options to display additional VPN
options.
8. Tap Save to save your VPN settings.
Connections ➔
2. Tap the VPN entry you want to connect to.
3. Enter any requested credentials into the pop-up that
opens.
4. Tap Connect.
Connections ➔
2. Tap Advanced IPsec VPN.
3. Tap
Connecting to a VPN
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More networks ➔ VPN.
Edit a VPN
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More networks ➔ VPN.
Connections ➔
2. Touch and hold the VPN that you want to edit.
3. In the pop-up that opens, select Edit network.
4. Make the desired VPN setting changes.
5. Tap Save.
Delete a VPN
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More networks ➔ VPN.
Connections ➔
2. Touch and hold the VPN that you want to delete.
3. Tap Delete network within the pop-up that opens up.
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Wi-Fi Calling
You can configure your device to make and receive calls over
an active Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi Calling is an excellent
solution for coverage issues in and around the home or
wherever cellular coverage is limited. Minutes used while
connected to the Wi-Fi network count against available rate
plan minutes.
1. Ensure that the Wi-Fi connected icon
displays on
the status bar.
2. From the main Settings page, tap
More networks.
Connections ➔
Wi-Fi Calling is a free feature for mobile customers using this
device with the new SIM card. Wi-Fi Calling is an excellent
solution for coverage issues in and around the home or
wherever cellular coverage is limited. Minutes used while
connected to the Wi-Fi network count against available rate
plan minutes.
The benefits of Wi-Fi Calling include the following:
• Wi-Fi Calling provides a coverage option to improve upon your
current in-home coverage experience
• Wi-Fi Calling works anywhere there is a Wi-Fi signal available
Wi-Fi Calling Settings
Important! A new micro SIM card must be installed within the
device prior to using this feature. Wi-Fi must first
be active and communicating prior to launching
Wi-Fi Calling.
Important! A compatible SIM card must be installed within the
device prior to using this feature. Wi-Fi must first
be active and communicating prior to launching
Wi-Fi Calling.
Note: This feature is active by default. If you are in an active
Wi-Fi call and go out of range of your Wi-Fi, the call will
be dropped.
3. In a single motion touch and slide the Wi-Fi Calling
slider to the right to turn it on.
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Activating Wi-Fi
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
Connections.
2. Locate the Wi-Fi field (and in a single motion touch and
slide OFF
to the right to turn it on.
The slider color indicates the activation status.
3. Select a Wi-Fi network from the list of available
networks. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete
connection.
Wi-Fi Connected
Displays when Wi-Fi is connected, active, and
communicating with a Wireless Access Point
(WAP).
Note: To avoid international data roaming fees when using
Wi-Fi calling when outside the United States, the Data
Roaming feature on your device must be turned off.
Note: With certain rate plans, minutes used while connected
to the Wi-Fi network count against available rate plan
minutes.
Important! If you are not using a new ISIM card, you will
receive an Error: ERxx Invalid SIM message. You
must be using a new ISIM card to use this feature.
Wi-Fi Communication Issue
Displays when Wi-Fi is active and there is an
available open wireless network.
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Activating Wi-Fi Calling
1. Ensure that the Wi-Fi connected icon
displays on
the Status Bar.
• If prompted with an onscreen “Did you know your phone can
make calls over Wi-Fi” popup, tap Learn and follow the
remaining onscreen instructions. Tap Next ➔ Done.
2. From the main Settings page, tap
More networks.
Connections ➔
3. Locate the Wi-Fi Calling field and in a single motion
touch and slide OFF
to the right to turn it on.
4. If
(Missing 911 Address) displays in the Status Bar,
follow these steps to provide 911 an address for
emergency situations:
• Log into your profile and edit your customer profile information.
• Enter your emergency location information and complete the
online registration.
5. From the main Settings page, tap
More networks ➔ Wi-Fi Calling.
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Connections ➔
6. Tap Connection Preferences and select a preference for
use by the Wi-Fi Calling feature:
• Wi-Fi Preferred: Wi-Fi network is preferred over cellular
network when making calls. Calling requires you to stay in the
Wi-Fi range.
• Cellular Network Preferred: The cellular network is preferred
over a Wi-Fi network when making calls.
• Never use Cellular Network: Use only Wi-Fi for calls. Do not
use Cellular Network, even if available.
7. Tap OK to save the setting.
8. From the main Settings page, tap
More networks.
Connections ➔
9. Tap Wi-Fi Calling slider to toggle off the feature, then
tap it again to reactivate the feature and re-register
your device with the cellular network.
10. Confirm
Bar.
(Wi-Fi Calling Ready) displays in the Status
Launching Wi-Fi Calling
Note: Verify you are currently connected to a Wireless Access
Point.
1. Ensure that the Wi-Fi connected icon displays on the
status bar.
2. Confirm
Bar.
(Wi-Fi Calling Ready) displays in the Status
3. Use the phone Dialer, Logs, or Contacts list to make a
call.
4. Go to the dialer and make a call. Make sure
(Wi-Fi Calling in use) appears during the call.
When Action
Then
Displays on the
You are connected to the
screen status bar. MetroPCS network and can
make Wi-Fi calls.
Displays on the
The Wi-Fi calling feature is
screen status bar. active and in use within an
active call.
Does not display
on the screen
status bar.
You are charged normal calling
rate minutes. For more
information, refer to “Activating
Wi-Fi Calling” on page 209.
Displays on the
There is an error in the use or
screen status bar. 911 registration of the Wi-Fi
Calling feature.
While Wi-Fi Calling mode is active, the call button shows a
Wi-Fi indicator
.
5. When Wi-Fi Calling is disabled, the call button goes
back to show normal operation
.
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Near Field Communication
This feature is used to read and exchange tags. When used
in conjunction with Android Beam, your device can be used
to beam application content when NFC-capable devices are
tapped.
NFC active appears at the top of the screen.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections.
2. Tap the NFC field and verify the feature is active
(indicated by the ON ON/OFF button being ON).
When Android Beam is activated, you can beam app content
to another NFC-capable device by holding the devices close
together. You can beam browser pages, YouTube videos,
contacts, and more.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
NFC ➔ Android Beam.
ON
ON/OFF button to turn Android Beam on.
3. Tap the back of your device with another NFC-capable
device and the content is transferred.
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This feature (when activated via NFC) allows you to beam
large files directly to another compatible device that is in
direct contact. These files can be larger, such as Videos, HD
pictures, and other large files.You can beam images and
videos from your gallery, music files from your music player,
and more.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections.
2. Verify the NFC feature is active.
Android Beam
2. Tap the
S Beam
3. Tap S Beam and make sure the feature is turned on.
4. If not already active, in a single motion touch and slide
the S Beam slider to the right to turn it on.
5. Complete the transfer process between the two
NFC-enabled devices by placing them back to back.
This feature can come in very handy to quickly share
pictures between users with compatible S Beam devices. For
more information, refer to “Using S Beam to Share Pictures”
on page 129.
Nearby Devices
This option allows you to share your media files with nearby
devices using Wi-Fi.
1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network. For more information, refer
to “Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network” on page 187.
2. From the main Settings page, tap
Nearby devices.
Connections ➔
3. Tap the ON ON/OFF button to turn this feature on.
Once active,
(Nearby devices) appears at the top of
the screen.
4. At the Nearby devices prompt, tap OK.
6. Tap Allowed devices, then select the connected devices
you would like to allow.
7. Tap Denied devices, then select the connected devices
you would like to not allow.
8. Tap Download to, then select the destination of any
downloaded (shared) content. Choose from USB
storage (Device) or SD card.
9. Tap Receive files from other phones, then select the
actions you’ll take when you upload content from other
devices. Choose from either Always accept, Always
ask, or Always reject.
5. Tap Content to share, then check the media you would
like to share. Tap OK.
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Screen Mirroring
With feature enabled, you can wirelessly mirror what is
currently displayed on your device’s screen with an external
TV via devices such as the AllShare Cast Hub®.
Note: Screen mirroring can only be done with a compatible
wireless TV or one enabled with the AllShare Cast Hub.
For more information, refer to “AllShare Cast Hub” on
page 133.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Connections ➔
Screen Mirroring.
2. Tap the ON ON/OFF button to turn it on. The slider
color indicates the activation status.
Lock Screen
This menu contains features that allows you to configure the
device’s security parameters.
Screen Unlock Pattern Overview
To secure data and limit phone access, set the phone to
require a screen unlock pattern each time you turn on the
device, or every time the device wakes up from sleep mode
(when the screen automatically turns off).
From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Lock screen ➔
Screen lock.
My device
Use the Screen lock menu to choose from a variety of locking
features such as:
• Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it.
Note: This feature allows a connection between your device
and the optional AllShare Cast Hub, via a shared Wi-Fi
Direct connection. The AllShare Cast Hub then allows
the communicating TV to mirror what is being shown on
the device's display.
• Face unlock: Look at your device to unlock it.
For more information, refer to “AllShare Cast Hub” on
page 133.
• PIN: Select a PIN to use for unlocking the screen.
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• Face and voice: Look at your device and speak to unlock.
• Pattern: A screen unlock pattern is a touch gesture you create
and use to unlock your device. Follow the prompts to create or
change your screen unlock pattern.
• Password: Create a password for unlocking the screen.
• None: No pattern, PIN, or password is required. The screen will
never lock.
Swipe options
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Lock screen.
My device
My device
2. Configure one of the following options.
• Multiple widgets allows you to display multiple widgets on
your lock screen. Appears as an option after a lock mode is
enabled.
• Lock screen widgets allows you to lock the widgets that are
displayed on your home screens.
• Shortcuts sets shortcuts to appear at the bottom of the Lock
screen. Touch and slide the slider to the right to turn it on.
• Unlock effect sets the effect you receive when unlocking the
device. You can select None, Ripple effect, or Light effect.
• Help text shows help information on the Lock screen.
• Wake up in lock screen requires that you say a command to
wake-up your device.
• Set wake-up command designates your wake-up
commands. Tap Set wake-up command and follow the
prompts to create a verbal commands.
Using Swipe Unlock
This feature is the least secure locking method and only
requires that a user swipe the screen to unlock the device.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device ➔
Lock screen.
My device
2. Tap Screen lock ➔ Swipe.
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Using Face Unlock
Face unlock options
This feature used facial recognition to unlock your device.
This feature is less secure than PIN, Pattern, and Password
locks and can be bypassed by someone else who looks
similar to you.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Lock screen.
Once Face unlock is enabled, additional options are
available:
• Lock screen widgets allows you to lock the widgets that are
displayed on your home screens.
3. Read the notification and tap Next.
• Improve facial recognition allows you to improve your
device’s face matching capability by capturing your face in
different lighting, with or without glasses, and bearded or
clean-shaven. Follow the onscreen instructions.
4. From the About Face Unlock screen, tap Set it up ➔
Continue.
• Presence check requires that you blink when using the Face
unlock feature. This will increase the security of the feature.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions.
• Lock automatically locks the screen 5 seconds after the
screen turns off.
My device
2. Tap Screen lock ➔ Face unlock.
6. After you set up face recognition, you are asked to set
up either a Pattern or PIN to use in case you cannot
unlock your device with face recognition.
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• Lock instantly with power key once enabled, instantly locks
the screen after pressing the power key.
Using Face and Voice Unlock
Setting an Unlock Pattern
This feature used facial recognition to unlock your device.
This feature is less secure than PIN, Pattern, and Password
locks and can be bypassed by someone else who looks
similar to you.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Lock screen.
My device
2. Tap Screen lock ➔ Face and voice.
3. Read the onscreen notification and tap Next.
4. From the About Face Unlock screen, tap Set it up
➔ Continue.
Creating a screen unlock pattern increases security on the
device. When you enable the User visible pattern field, you
will draw an unlock pattern on the screen whenever you
want to unlock the device’s buttons or touch screen. When
you activate the User tactile feedback field, you feel vibration
as feedback while drawing the pattern.
The feature is paired with a PIN code that acts as a backup to
the pattern lock. If you forget your pattern, you can regain
access to the device by entering a PIN code.
Note: Make sure the Require Pattern field is activated.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions.
6. Once prompted to speak and unlock command, tap
and repeat the phrase four times.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Lock screen.
7. Once complete, tap Done.
2. Tap Screen lock ➔ Pattern.
Note: If your face is not recognized, choose an alternative
unlocking method: Pattern or PIN
My device
My device
3. Decide on a pattern that connects at least four points,
which can be connected in vertical, horizontal, and
diagonal directions.
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4. Draw your pattern by touching the first point, then
dragging your finger over adjacent points until the gray
trace line overlaps each point. Points in the pattern are
highlighted.
5. When finished, lift your finger from the screen and tap
Continue.
6. Confirm the new pattern by redrawing it and then
tapping Confirm. The Unlock pattern is set.
7. Enter the backup PIN code and tap Continue.
8. Reenter the PIN to reconfirm and tap OK.
Changing the Screen Lock Pattern
This feature allows you to change the previously stored
unlock pattern and update it if necessary. This process is
similar to changing your password from time to time.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Lock screen.
My device
2. Tap Screen lock.
3. Retrace your current pattern on the screen.
4. Tap Pattern and repeat steps 3 - 8 from the previous
section.
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Deleting the Screen Lock Pattern
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Lock screen.
My device
My device
2. Tap Screen lock.
3. Retrace your current pattern on the screen.
4. Tap None, or select another screen lock security
feature.
Pattern options
Once an unlock pattern is enabled, additional options are
available:
• Lock screen widgets allows you to lock the widgets that are
displayed on your home screens.
• Make pattern visible allows you to see the pattern as you
draw it.
• Lock automatically allows you to set a time-out for lock
screen.
• Lock instantly with power key allows you to lock the screen
by pressing
.
What If I Forget my Pattern?
If you forget your device's lock pattern, you can unlock your
device with the Backup PIN. When you enter the wrong
unlock pattern too many times, you should see an option at
the bottom of the screen that says Backup PIN. Follow these
steps to use your PIN.
Important! You can only enter an incorrect lock pattern 5 times
before the device is locked.
Important! If you are unsuccessful in retrieving your lock
pattern or unlocking your device, please contact
customer service for assistance.
1. Tap Backup PIN (located at the bottom of the screen).
2. Enter your PIN and tap OK.
3. If you have forgotten your current pattern, tap Pattern
from the Screen unlock settings menu and follow the
procedures to create a new pattern.
PIN Lock and Unlock
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Lock screen.
My device
My device
2. Tap Screen lock ➔ PIN.
3. Enter a PIN number using the numeric keypad and tap
Continue to confirm the password.
4. Confirm the PIN by re-entering it and tap OK to confirm.
Your device now requires you to enter this PIN number
in order to unlock the device.
Password Lock and Unlock
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Lock screen.
My device
My device
2. Tap Screen lock.
3. Tap Password.
4. Enter a password using the keypad and tap Continue to
confirm the password.
5. Confirm the password by re-entering it and tap OK to
confirm.
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Display Settings
In this menu, you can change various settings for the display
such as the font, orientation, pop-up notifications, puzzle
lock feature, animation, brightness, and screen timeout, and
power saving mode.
Adjusting the Screen Display
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Display.
My device
2. Configure the following screen display settings:
• Wallpaper: allows you to set the Wallpaper for your Home
screen, Lock screen, or both.
• Notification panel: allows you to set the brightness of your
notification panel and also select the quick setting buttons that
you want to display at the top of the notification panel
(page 34).
• Brightness: adjusts the onscreen brightness level.
• Auto rotate screen: when enabled, the device automatically
switches from portrait to landscape orientation and vice versa.
When this setting is disabled, the device displays in portrait
mode only.
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• Screen timeout: adjusts the delay time before the screen
automatically turns off. Selections are: 15 seconds,
30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and
30 minutes.
• Daydream: allows you to control what your screen does when
your device is docked or sleeping. Tap the adjacent ON/OFF
icon to turn it on. Follow the onscreen instructions.
• Font style: sets the fonts used on the LCD display. Selections
are: Default font, Choco cooky, Cool jazz, Rosemary,
Samsung Sans or Get fonts online. Tap Get fonts online to
download additional fonts.
• Font size: allows you to select which size of font is displayed.
• Touch key light duration: allows you to adjust the delay before
the Touch key light automatically turns off.
• Show battery percentage: to activate/deactivate the display of
battery charge percentage atop the battery icon at the top of
the screen.
Sound Settings
Adjusting Screen Brightness
This feature configures the LCD Brightness levels.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Display ➔ Brightness.
My device
2. Touch and slide the slider to adjust the level and
tap OK.
Assigning a Wallpaper
From this menu you can control the sounds on the device as
well as configure the display settings.
From a Home screen, tap
Menu and then tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Sound.
My device
The following options display:
Adjusting the Volume Settings
The Wallpaper settings option allows you to set the Wallpaper
for your Home screen, Lock screen, or both.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Display ➔ Wallpaper.
My device
2. Select an available option to change its current
wallpaper.
For more information, refer to “Managing Wallpapers” on
page 44.
The Volume menu now provides access to various volume
settings within one onscreen popup menu.
My device
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Sound ➔ Volume.
My device
2. Touch and drag the onscreen slider to assign the
volume settings for any of the following volume levels.
• Music, video, games, and other media, Ringtone,
Notifications or System.
3. Tap OK to assign the volume levels.
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Setup Ringtones
Setup Notification Sound
This option allows you to set the ringtone.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Sound.
My device
My device
2. Tap Ringtones.
3. Tap a ringtone from the available list. The ringtone
briefly plays when selected.
4. Tap Add to locate a compatible media file that can be
used as a ringtone.
5. Tap OK to assign a ringer.
Setup Vibrations
This option allows you to select a vibration pattern.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Sound.
My device
This option allows you to set the ringtone that will sound for
notifications and alarms.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Sound.
My device
2. Tap Notifications.
3. Select a ringtone and tap OK.
Setting up Vibration When Ringing
This option enables your phone to vibrate even when the
Ringtone is set to an audible sound level.
Note: This option is only available when the Ringtone volume
is set to an audible sound level (Sound).
Vibrate when ringing is not available if the Ringtone
volume is set to either Vibrate or Mute.
2. Tap Vibrations.
3. Select a vibration pattern and tap OK.
– or –
Tap Create to then use an onscreen touch circle to
create your own custom vibration pattern. Tap Save to
store the new vibration pattern.
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1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Sound.
My device
My device
2. Tap the Vibrate when ringing field to activate the
feature. The Vibrations pattern will activate for
incoming calls even when the Ringtone is set to an
audible sound level.
Audible System Sound Settings
Samsung Applications
These options are used when you use the dialing pad, make
a screen selection, lock your screen, or tap the screen. Each
time you press a key or make a selection, the selected tone
makes a sound.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Sound.
You can customize the sound profiles for the following
Samsung applications:
• Call: profile for phone calls, voicemail notifications, and the
Phone keypad.
2. Tap Dialing keypad tone to activate a tone when you
use onscreen keys. A check mark displayed next to
these features indicates active status.
• Email: profile for email accounts set up in the Email app.
• Calendar: profile for event and appointment alerts from the
My device
3. Tap Touch sounds to activate a tone when you tap the
screen. A check mark displayed next to this feature
indicates active status.
4. Tap Screen lock sound to activate a tone when you use
the Lock screen. A check mark displayed next to this
feature indicates active status.
• Messaging: profile for notifications received through the
Messaging app.
Calendar app.
Samsung Keyboard
Select whether or not the Samsung keyboard makes sounds
each time a key is tapped.
Tap Sound when touched to turn the feature on or off.
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Adapt Sound
The Adapt sound feature allows you to customize your call
sounds.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Sound ➔ Adapt Sound.
My device
2. Read the instructions and tap Start.
3. Follow the instructions to set up your personal call
sound.
Quick Volume Settings
You can quickly change the volume settings using the keys
on the sides of the device. Press and hold the Power key to
change volume settings through the Device options menu.
The Volume keys also allow you to set the sound volume, as
well as select Vibrate and Mute.
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To change volume settings using the Power key:
1. From any screen, press and hold the
Power/End key until the Device options
screen appears.
2. Tap Mute, Vibrate, or Sound to change the sound
settings (the current mode is highlighted).
To change volume settings using the Volume keys:
1. From the Home screen, press the Down Volume key to
lower the sound volume. Keep pressing down to select
either Vibrate or Mute.
2. From the Home screen, press the Up Volume key to
raise the sound volume.
Note: You can quickly silence an incoming call by pressing the
Down Volume key once. This only silences the ringtone
or vibration. It does not reject or answer the call.
Home Screen Mode
This feature allows you to set your display to the
conventional layout of Standard mode or provide an easier
user experience for the first-time smartphone users using
Easy mode.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device
➔
Home screen mode.
My device
2. Select one of the following options:
• Standard mode: provides conventional layout for the apps and
widgets on your home screens.
• Easy mode: provides an easier user experience by displaying a
simpler layout and bigger icons on the home screens.
3. Tap Apply and give your device a few seconds to
update the device with the new look and feel.
Call Settings
Settings for phone calls, dialing, and voicemail are
configured on the Call Settings screen.
To access the Call settings menu:
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
– or –
.
Menu ➔ Call settings.
From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Call.
My device
Configuring General Call Settings
Configure the general call settings using this option.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap
Phone.
Menu and then tap Call settings.
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3. Tap one of the following options:
• Call rejection: allows you to manage your rejection mode and
rejection list.
– Auto reject mode: sets the phone to automatically reject
incoming calls or messages.
– Auto reject list: provides access to current rejection entries
and numbers.
• Call alerts: allows you to assign call alert tones and activate
call alerts and vibration.
– Call vibrations: vibrates the phone when the called party
answers. Choose from: Answer vibration or Call-end vibration.
– Call status tones: assigns sounds settings during the call.
• Set up call rejection messages: allows you to manage both
existing rejection messages and create new ones.
Choose from: Call connect tone, Minute minder, and Call end
tone.
• Outgoing voice call settings: allows you to choose whether to
use the VoLTE feature. For more information, refer to
“Answering/ending calls” on page 227.
– Alerts on call: selects whether alarm and message notification
• Answering/ending calls: allows you to manage the settings
for answering and ending calls.
– The home key answers calls allows you to press the
Home key to answer the phone.
– Voice control allows you to answer incoming voice calls using
voice.
– The power key ends calls allows you to press the power key
to end the current call.
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• Turn off screen during calls: allows you to force the screen to
turn off during an active call.
is turned off during a call.
• Call accessories: allows you to assign headset settings during
incoming calls.
– Automatic answering configures the device to automatically
answer and incoming call when a headset is detected.
– Automatic answering timer configures the time delay before
the device automatically accepts the incoming call.
– Outgoing call conditions configures the connected Bluetooth
device to make outbound calls within one of two settings: Even
when device locked or Only when device unlocked.
• Wi-Fi Calling: Allows you to both activate/deactivate the Wi-Fi
Calling feature and configure its settings. For more information,
refer to “Wi-Fi Calling” on page 207.
Note: If the Wi-Fi Calling feature is active and connected, the
Call forwarding feature is grayed out and inaccessible.
• Additional settings: allows you to configure additional call
settings. For more information, refer to “Additional Voice Call
Settings” on page 228.
• Ringtones and keypad tones: allows you to manage your
device’s ringtones and vibratory features. Choose from:
Ringtones, Vibrations, Vibrate when ringing, and Keypad tones
(used when the keypad is pressed).
• Personalize call sound: allows you to enable the personalize
call sound function within an active call. You can adjust the
audio by enabling selecting an audio preset.
• Vibrate: configures the vibrate settings.
• TTY mode: allows you to configure the TTY settings. For more
information, refer to “TTY Mode” on page 232.
• Hearing Aids: allows you to enable/disable hearing aid
compatibility. For more information, refer to “Hearing Aids” on
page 233.
Call rejection
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Call rejection ➔
Auto reject mode and tap one of the following options:
• Off: to not reject any calls.
• All numbers: to reject all calls.
• Auto reject numbers: to reject all calls in your Reject list.
2. Tap Auto reject list.
3. Tap
to manually add numbers to the Reject list.
4. Tap Unknown to create a check mark and automatically
reject all calls that are not in your Contacts list.
• Noise reduction: allows you to enable suppression of
background audio.
• Voicemail service: allows you to assign the service.
• Voicemail settings: displays the settings for the voicemail.
• Sound: assigns your device’s ringtone.
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Set reject messages
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Set up call
rejection messages.
2. Tap
to manually add a reject message.
– or –
Tap one of the pre-written messages to be displayed
when you want the call to be rejected. You can edit the
message if desired.
3. Tap Save to save the reject message.
Answering/ending calls
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Answering/
ending calls.
2. Select any of the following options:
• The home key answers calls allows you to press the
Home key to answer the phone.
• Voice control allows you to answer incoming voice calls using
voice.
• The power key ends calls allows you to press the power key
to end the current call.
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Turn off screen during calls
This option turns on the proximity sensor during calls so that
your phone will know to turn the screen off to save power.
From the main Call settings page, tap Turn off screen
during calls to create a check mark and enable the
feature.
Call alerts
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Call alerts.
2. Tap Call vibrations to enable your phone to vibrate
when the called party answers the phone.
– Choose from: Answer vibration or Call-end vibration.
3. Tap Call status tones to set the sound settings during a
call then tap OK.
– Choose from: Call connect tone, Minute minder, and Call end
tone.
4. Tap Alerts on call to turn off alarm and message
notifications during a call.
Call Accessories
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Call accessories.
2. The following options are available:
• Automatic answering: configures the device to automatically
answer and incoming call when a headset is detected.
• Automatic answering timer: configures the time delay before
the device automatically accepts the incoming call.
• Outgoing call conditions: allows you to make calls even when
the device is locked.
Wi-Fi Calling
Wi-Fi Calling is a free feature for mobile customers using this
device with the new SIM card. Wi-Fi Calling is an excellent
solution for coverage issues in and around the home or
wherever cellular coverage is limited. Minutes used while
connected to the Wi-Fi network count against available rate
plan minutes.
Additional Voice Call Settings
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Additional
settings.
2. Tap one of the following options:
• Caller ID: chooses whether your number is displayed when
someone answers your outgoing call. Choose from: Network
default, Hide number, or Show number.
• Call forwarding: configures the forwarding settings. For more
information, refer to “Configuring Call Forwarding” on
page 229.
• Auto area code: allows you to automatically prepend a specific
area code to all outbound calls.
• Call barring: blocks specific types of calls (All outgoing calls,
International calls, and so on).
• Call waiting: notifies you of an incoming call while you are on
another call.
• Auto redial: automatically redial the dialed number if it is
unable to connect or the call is cut off.
• Fixed dialing Numbers: manages fixed dialing numbers. For
more information, refer to “Enabling Fixed Dialing Numbers
(FDN)” on page 230.
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Configuring Call Forwarding
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Additional
settings ➔ Call forwarding.
Important! Call Forwarding is disabled when the Wi-Fi Calling
feature is enabled.
2. Tap an available option:
• Always forward: incoming calls are re-routed to a secondary
number that you specify.
• Forward when busy: forwards all your calls to voicemail when
your phone is busy.
• Forward when unanswered: automatically forwards to your
voicemail number when the phone is not answered, and
otherwise allows you to enter a voicemail number.
• Forward when unreachable: automatically forwards to your
voicemail number when the phone is not in service, or is turned
off.
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Using Auto Area Code
This feature adds the specified area code to all outbound
calls. When enabled, the designated prefix is always added
before your dialed numbers.
For example: If you always dial 999 as your area code,
555-5555 would be dialed as 999 - 555-5555.
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Additional
settings.
2. Tap Auto area code, enter a new prefix, and then
tap OK.
Call Barring
Configures the device to barr (prevent) selected outbound
calls.
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Additional
settings.
2. Tap Call barring and select from the available settings.
Choose from: All outgoing calls, International calls, Int’l
calls except home, All incoming calls, or Incoming
when roaming.
Call Waiting
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Additional
settings.
2. Tap Call waiting to enable/disable the onscreen
notification of new incoming call during an active call.
Auto Redial
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Additional
settings.
2. Tap Auto redial to automatically enable/disable the
feature whereby the device redials the dialed number if
it is unable to connect or the call is cut off.
Enabling Fixed Dialing Numbers (FDN)
Fixed Dial Number (FDN), allows you to restrict outgoing calls
to a limited set of phone numbers.
1. From the main Call settings page, tap
Additional settings ➔ Fixed dialing numbers.
2. Tap Turn On FDN.
3. At the prompt, enter your PIN2 code and tap OK.
Important! Not all SIM cards use a PIN2 code. If your SIM card
does not, this menu does not display. The PIN2
code is provided by your carrier. Entering an
incorrect PIN2 code could cause the phone to lock.
Contact customer service for assistance.
Changing the PIN2 Code
1. From the main Call settings page, tap
Additional settings ➔ Fixed dialing numbers.
2. Tap Change PIN2.
3. At the prompt, enter your old PIN2 code.
4. At the prompt, enter a new PIN2 code.
5. Confirm your PIN2 code.
Important! Not all SIM cards use a PIN2 code. If your SIM card
does not, this menu does not display. The PIN2
code is provided by your carrier. Entering the PIN2
incorrectly three times will cause the device to
lock. Contact customer service for assistance.
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Managing the FDN List
When this feature is enabled, you can make calls only to
phone numbers stored in the FDN list on the SIM card.
Ringtones and keypad tones
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Ringtones and
keypad tones.
1. From the main Call settings page, tap
Additional settings ➔ Fixed dialing numbers.
2. Tap Ringtones, select a ringtone, and tap OK.
• Tap Add to locate an audio file to create as a ringtone.
2. Tap Turn On FDN.
3. Tap Vibrations, select a vibration type, and tap OK.
• Tap Create to begin creating your own custom vibration.
3. At the prompt, enter your PIN2 code and tap OK.
FDN is enabled.
Menu and then tap Add
4. Tap FDN list then tap
contact or edit the contacts that were stored.
Important! Not all SIM cards use a PIN2 code. If your SIM card
does not, this menu does not display. The PIN2
code is provided by your carrier. Entering the PIN2
incorrectly three times will cause the device to
lock. Contact customer service for assistance.
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4. Tap Vibrate when ringing to create a check mark if you
want your phone to vibrate when a call is incoming.
5.
Tap Keypad tones to create a check mark if you want
tones to play when the keypad is pressed.
Personalize call sound
This option allows you to personalize the sounds you hear
during a call with and without earphones.
From the main Call settings page, tap Personalize call
sound and activate the feature by selecting an available
option.
Noise reduction
This option allows you to suppress background noise during
a call.
From the main Call settings page, tap Noise reduction
to create a check mark and enable the feature.
Voicemail
You can view your voicemail number from this menu.
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Voicemail service.
2. If an additional voicemail service is in use (other than
carrier), tap Voice settings to now view your selected
voicemail number and information.
Sound - Device Ringtone
This option allows you to assign your default device ringtone.
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Sound.
2. Select a ringtone and tap OK.
Vibrate
This option allows you to activate a vibration for an incoming
call.
From the main Call settings page, tap Vibrate field to
toggle the feature on or off.
TTY Mode
A TTY (Teletypewriter, also known as a TDD or Text
Telephone) is a telecommunications device that allows
people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have speech or
language disabilities to communicate by telephone.
Your device is compatible with select TTY devices. Please
check with the manufacturer of your TTY device to ensure
that it is compatible with digital cell phones.
Your phone and TTY device connect via a special cable that
plugs into your phone’s headset jack. If this cable was not
provided with your TTY device, contact your TTY device
manufacturer to purchase the connector cable.
1. From the main Call settings page, tap TTY mode.
2. Tap TTY Full, TTY HCO, or TTY VCO to activate the
feature, or TTY Off to deactivate the feature. Off is the
default setting.
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Hearing Aids
This feature is used to activate or deactivate Hearing Aid
Compatibility for this device.
1. From the main Call settings page, tap Call settings.
2. Tap the Hearing aids field to activate the feature (green
check mark), or tap it again to deactivate the feature.
Off is the default setting.
Blocking Mode
When Blocking mode is enabled, notifications for selected
features will be disabled. You will only receive notifications of
incoming calls from people on your allowed list.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device.
My device
2. In a single motion touch and slide the Blocking mode
slider to the right to turn it on.
Confirm the Blocking mode active icon
the Status bar.
appears in
3. Place a green check mark adjacent to those features
you would like to enable. Choose from: Block incoming
calls, Turn off notifications, and Turn off alarm and
timer.
4. Configure a time frame for these features to be active.
Remove the check mark from the Always field to
configure the From and To time fields.
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5. Tap Allowed contacts to assign those contacts that are
exempted from these rules. Choose from None, All
contacts, Favorites, or Custom. Allowed contacts will
then appear in the Allowed contact list.
Hands-Free Mode
When this feature is activated, all incoming calls and new
notifications are automatically read out loud.
Menu, and then tap
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings ➔
My device.
My device
2. In a single motion touch and slide the Hand-free mode
slider to the right to turn it on.
Confirm the Driving mode active icon
the Status bar.
appears in
3. Select the following options:
• Incoming call: Read out the caller’s information.
• Messages: Read out a new message when it is received.
• Alarm: Read out alarm information when an alarm sounds.
• Calendar event info: Read out event information when an
event alarm sounds.
Power Saving Mode
This feature allows you both automatically set the phone to
use a power saving mode and configure additional power
saving options manually, all in an effort to conserve battery
power.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Power saving mode.
My device
2. In a single motion touch and slide the slider to the right
to turn it on.
3. Tap the following options to create a check mark and
conserve power:
• CPU power saving: allows you to limit the maximum
performance of the CPU.
• Screen power saving: allows you to lower the screen power
level.
4. Tap Learn about Power saving mode to learn about
various ways to conserve battery power.
When the power gets low, confirm
appears at the top of
the screen. This indicates the power saving mode is active.
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Accessory
Accessibility Settings
This menu allows you to select the Audio output mode when
using a car or desk dock.
Menu, and then tap
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Accessory.
My device
2. Tap Dock sound to play sounds when inserting or
removing the device from the dock.
3. Tap Audio output mode to use the external dock
speakers when the device is docked.
4. Tap Desk home screen display if you wish to show the
desk home screen when the device is docked.
This service lets you enable and disable downloaded
accessibility applications that aid in navigating your Android
device, such as TalkBack (uses synthesized speech to
describe the results of actions), KickBack (provides haptic
feedback for actions), and SoundBack (plays sounds for
various actions). Also lets you enable use of the power key to
end calls.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device
My device ➔ Accessibility.
Note: Initially, it might be necessary to download accessibility
applications from the Play Store.
2. Select the Auto-rotate screen field to activate this
feature which automatically rotates an available
screen.
3. Tap Screen timeout to timeout the accessibility feature
after a defined amount of time.
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4. Tap Lock automatically to lock the screen automatically
after a selected amount of time.
Note: The Lock automatically function is only available if your
device is already using the screen lock feature.
5. Select the Speak passwords field to activate this
feature which reads out password information.
6. Select Answering/ending calls field to select the
methods you can use to answer and end a call.
9. Tap TalkBack to activate the feature.
Note: TalkBack, when installed and enabled, speaks feedback
to help blind and low-vision users.
Important! TalkBack can collect all of the text you enter,
except passwords, including personal data and
credit card numbers. It may also log your user
interface interactions with the device.
7. Tap Show shortcut adds accessibility shortcuts to the
Device options menu, which appears when you to press
Power/End key.
and hold the
10. Tap the Font size field to change the size of the fonts
used on the device within menus, options, and so on.
8. Tap Manage accessibility to save and update your
accessibility settings or share them with another
device. You can export your settings, import a
previously saved file, or share your file with another
device through a variety of connections.
11. Enable Magnification gestures to use exaggerated
gestures such as triple-tapping, double pinching, and
dragging two fingers across the screen.
Choose from: Tiny, Small, Normal, Large, or Huge.
12. Tap Accessibility shortcut to allow you to quickly enable
accessibility features in 2 quick steps. Touch and slide
the slider to the right to turn it on. Follow the onscreen
instructions.
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13. Tap the Text-to-speech options field to configure the
text to speech configuration parameters.
14. Tap the Mono audio field to enable stereo audio to be
compressed into a single mono audio stream for use
with a single earbud/earphone.
15. Tap the Turn off all sounds field to mute every sound
made by the device when tapped, selections,
notifications, and so on.
16. Tap the ON OFF/ON button for Google subtitles (CC) to
turn on Google subtitles for multimedia files (when
available). Tap Google subtitles (CC) for options.
17. Tap the ON OFF/ON button for Samsung subtitles (CC)
to turn on Samsung subtitles for multimedia files (when
available). Tap Samsung subtitles (CC) for options.
18. Enable the Assistant menu to allow you to improve the
device accessibility for users with reduced dexterity.
Touch and slide the slider to the right to turn it on.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
19. Tap the Touch and hold delay field to select a time
interval for this action. Choose from: Short, Medium, or
Long.
20. Enable Interaction control to allows you to enable or
disable motions and screen timeout. You can also block
areas of the screen from tap interaction. Touch and
slide the slider to the right to turn it on. Follow the
onscreen instructions.
Language and Input Settings
This setting allows you to configure the language in which to
display the menus. You can also set onscreen keyboard
options.
From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
My device ➔ Language and input.
My device
Language Settings
To set the language that the menus display on the phone:
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Language and input ➔ Language.
My device
2. Select a language and region from the list.
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Choose Input Method
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Language and input ➔ Default.
My device
My device ➔
2. Select an input method.
3. If necessary, tap Set up input methods to alter or modify
the available input methods.
Configure Google Voice Typing
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Language and input.
– or –
My device
My device ➔
From a screen where you can enter text, in a single
motion, touch and drag the Status bar down to the
bottom of the screen, then select
(Select input
method) ➔ Set up input methods.
2. Tap
(adjacent to the Google voice typing field).
3. Select a language by tapping Choose input languages
area.
6. Activate Block offensive words to block recognition of
known offensive words or language. (A blue check
mark indicates the feature is active).
7. Tap Download offline speech recognition to enable speech
recognition via locally stored files so that even if you
are not connected to a network you can still use the
service.
Samsung Keyboard Settings
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Language and input ➔
Settings (next to the
Samsung keyboard field).
– or –
My device
From within an active text entry screen, touch and hold
Input Methods, drag across the icons, and select
Settings to reveal the Samsung keyboard settings
screen.
4. Remove the check mark from the Automatic field. This
allows you to select additional languages.
5. Select the desired languages.
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2. Set any of the following options:
• English(US): Set the keyboard type: Qwerty keyboard or
3x4 keyboard.
phone can learn your Twitter style.
– Learn from Messages: Allow your device to learn from your
Messages.
• Select input languages: Set the input language. Tap a
language from the available list. The keyboard is updated to the
selected language.
– Learn from Contacts: Allow your device to learn from your
Smart typing
– Clear server data: Delete anonymous data that is stored on
• Predictive text: Enables predictive text entry mode. This must
be enabled to gain access to the advanced settings. Touch and
hold to access the advanced settings. Tap the OFF/ON button
to turn it ON ON .
The following options are available:
– Live word update: Automatically update predictive text with
popular new words daily.
– Personalized data: Use personal language that you have
added to make your prediction results better.
– Learn from Facebook: Log in to your Facebook account so
your phone can learn your Facebook style.
– Learn from Gmail: Log in to your Gmail account so your phone
can learn your Gmail style.
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– Learn from Twitter: Log in to your Twitter account so your
Contacts.
the personalization server.
– Clear personal data: Remove all personalized data that you
have entered.
– Privacy Policy: Read the privacy policy. Follow the onscreen
instructions.
• Auto replacement: When set to ON, lets you complete or
replace the word you are typing with the most probable word by
tapping the space bar or a punctuation mark.
• Auto capitalization: Automatically capitalizes the first letter of
the first word in each sentence (standard English style).
• Auto spacing: Automatically inserts spaces between words.
• Auto punctuate: Automatically inserts a full stop in a sentence
by tapping the space bar twice when using the onscreen
QWERTY keyboard.
Keyboard swipe
• None: Turn Keyboard swipe off.
• SwiftKey Flow: Enable the SwiftKey Flow feature. When
enabled, you can enter text by sliding your finger across the
keyboard.
• Cursor control: Move the cursor by sliding your finger across
the keyboard.
Key-touch feedback
• Sound: Enables or disables auditory feedback when you tap an
onscreen key.
• Vibration: Enables or disables vibration when you tap an
onscreen key.
• Character preview: Provides an automatic preview of the
current character selection within the text string. This is helpful
when multiple characters are available within one key.
More settings
• Help launches a brief onscreen help tutorial covering the main
concepts related to the Samsung keyboard.
Swype Settings
To configure Swype settings:
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Language and input ➔
(adjacent to the Swype
field).
My device
2. Tap Settings to alter these parameters:
• Vibrate on keypress: vibrates when a key is pressed when
using the Swype keyboard.
• Sound on keypress: makes a sound when a key is pressed
when using the Swype keyboard.
• Pop-up on keypress: turns on the display of characters above
keys when typing.
• Long-press delay: changes the time a key should be pressed
and held to select alternate characters for that key. Use the
slider to adjust the time.
• Show complete trace: once enabled, sets whether or not to
display the complete Swype path.
• Auto-capitalization: automatically capitalizes the first letter of
a sentence.
• Reset settings resets the keyboard settings back to their
original configuration.
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• Auto-spacing: automatically inserts a space between words.
When you finish a word, just lift your finger or stylus and start
the next word.
• Next word prediction: once enabled, predicts the next word in
your text string based on your current text entries.
• Show Voice key: once enabled, shows an Voice to text key
within the onscreen keyboard.
3. Tap Themes to change appearance settings:
• Portrait keyboard: Select the appearance of the keyboard in
portrait orientation.
• Landscape keyboard: Select the appearance of the keyboard
in landscape orientation.
• Keyboard height: Adjust the height of the Portait and
Landscape keyboards by adjusting the sliders.
• Word choice list font size: Adjust the size of suggested words
by adjusting the slider.
4. Tap My Words to configure various Dictionary and Data
Management features.
• Backup & Sync: when active, allows you to backup your
Swype dictionary and sync your Swype dictionary across
multiple devices.
• Living Language: allows you to automatically update Swype
with popular new words.
• Social integration: allows you to log into the available social
media accounts to add help personalize your personal
dictionary with commonly used words or names from your
available accounts. Choose from the following social media
types:
– Facebook: allows you to log into your Facebook account and
add contact names to your Swype dictionary, which is useful
when you enter names into text fields.
– Twitter: allows you to sign into your existing Twitter account,
from where names and words are added to your personal
dictionary. Helps recognize familiar names and words.
– Gmail: allows you to sign in to your existing Gmail account, from
where existing contact information is added to your personal
dictionary. Helps recognize familiar names.
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• Edit my dictionary: allows you to edit your current personal
Swype dictionary.
• Clear language data: allows you to delete all personal
language data, including your defined words.
• Contribute usage data: when enabled, allows the Nuance®
application to collect usage data for better word predictions.
• Cellular data: when enabled, activates cellular data usage by
the Swype application so it can receive program updates,
language downloads, and other related features via your
existing data connection.
5. Tap Languages to activate and select the current text
input language. Default language is US English.
• English: displays the current language.
• Download languages: allows you to download additional
languages.
6. Tap Gestures to view an onscreen reference page
related to Gesture usage.
Configuring Voice Input Recognition
This feature allows the device to correctly recognize verbal
input.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Language and input.
My device
2. Tap Voice search to configure the following:
• Language: choose a language for your voice input.
• “Ok Google” hotword detection: activate hotword detection,
which opens voice search if the phrase “Ok Google” is spoken.
• Speech output: Sets whether you will use speech output
always or only when using hands-free.
• Block offensive words: enable or disable blocking of
recognized offensive words from the results of your voice-input
Google searches.
• Offline speech recognition: enables voice input while offline.
• Bluetooth headset: records audio through a connected
Bluetooth headset.
7. Tap Help to review help information for the Swype
functionality and view information about the version.
8. Tap Updates to update the application if new software
is available.
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Configuring Text-to-Speech
This feature allows the device to provide a verbal readout of
onscreen data such as messages and incoming caller
information. This action is called TTS (Text To Speech).
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Language and input ➔ Text-to-speech options.
My device
2. Select a Preferred TTS engine from the list of available
options. Select Samsung text-to-speech engine or
Google Text-to-speech Engine. The default is Samsung
text-to-speech.
3. Tap
next to the preferred TTS engine configure the
following settings:
• Language: allows you to set the language for spoken text.
• Settings for Google Text-to-speech Engine: allows you to
view Open Source Licenses.
• Settings for Samsung text-to-speech engine: allows you to
configure the General settings for the Samsung TTS.
• Install voice data: allows you to install voice data for speech
synthesis.
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4. Configure the General options to alter the settings
associated with this feature:
• Speech rate: adjusts the rate at which onscreen text is spoken
by the device. Choose from: Very slow, Slow, Normal, Fast,
and Very fast.
• Listen to an example: plays a short example of what the textto-speech feature sounds like on your device when activated.
Configuring the Mouse-TrackPad
This feature allows you to configure the pointer speed for a
connected mouse or trackpad.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device ➔
Language and input ➔ Pointer speed.
My device
2. Adjust the slider and tap OK.
Smart screen
Voice control
The Smart screen options allow you to customize your
screen settings to make the screen more responsive and
easier to use.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
My device
➔ Smart screen.
My device
2. Tap Smart stay to activate it. Smart stay disables the
screen timeout if your phone detects that your face is
watching the screen.
The Voice control settings allow you to set up voice
commands to control your device.
My device
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Voice control.
My device
2. Verify the feature is active by tapping
of your screen to activate Voice control.
ON
at the top
3. The following options are available. Tap an option to
create a check mark and activate the feature.
• Incoming calls: allows you to answer or reject calls using the
commands Answer and Reject.
• Alarm: allows you to stop or snooze an alarm by using the
commands Stop and Snooze.
• Camera: allows you to take pictures using the voice
commands Smile, Cheese, Capture, or Shoot.
• Music: allows you to control your Music player using the voice
commands Next, Previous, Pause, Play, Volume Up, and
Volume Down.
Note: If you set the alert type for calls or alarms to vibration,
voice control will not be available.
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Add Account
Removing an Account
This menu allows you to set up, manage, and synchronize
accounts, including your Google and email accounts.
Adding an Account
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings ➔
Accounts.
Important! Removing an account also deletes all of its
messages, contacts, and other data from the
device.
Menu, and then tap
1. From the main Settings page, tap Accounts tab.
2. Navigate to the My accounts area and then tap Add
account and select one of the account types.
2. Navigate to the My accounts area and then tap the
account name.
3. Use the keyboard and follow the prompts to enter your
credentials and set up the account.
3. From the Accounts area of the screen, tap the account
entry.
4. A green circle will appear next to the account type once
you have created an account. Your email account will
also be displayed in the Accounts section of the main
Settings menu.
4. Tap Remove account, then tap Remove account at the
prompt to remove the account and delete all its
messages, contacts, and other data.
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Synchronizing Accounts
By default, all managed accounts are synchronized. You can
also manually sync all current accounts.
1. From the main Settings page, tap Accounts tab.
2. Navigate to the My accounts area and then tap the
account name.
3. Tap the account name entry.
4. Tap Sync now to synchronize your account or tap Sync
all to synchronize all your accounts. Tap Cancel sync to
stop the synchronization.
5. Tap Settings to access your account settings.
Creating a Samsung Account
Just as important as setting up and activating a Google
account to help provide access to Play Store, and so on. An
active Samsung account is required to begin accessing
applications such as Samsung Apps.
Note: The Samsung account application will manage your
access to the previously mentioned applications, and
there is no longer a need to remember different
passwords for each application.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings ➔
Accounts.
Menu, and then tap
2. Navigate to the My accounts area and then tap
Add account ➔ Samsung account.
3. If you have previously created a Samsung account, tap
Sign in.
– or –
If this is your first time, tap Create new account.
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4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: You may be prompted to confirm your credentials via
email.
Cloud
This feature allows you to use your external cloud storage
solution to both synchronize your device to your Samsung
account and then backup that local content to the cloud.
5. If prompted, follow the onscreen instructions to verify
your account via the provided email address.
Your device comes with a built-in Cloud storage solution
known as Dropbox.
6. Without confirming your email address and following
the documented procedures, related applications will
not function properly since it is Samsung account that
is managing their username and password access.
Important! This feature requires an active Wi-Fi connection
prior to use.
1. Log into your Samsung account and verify it is active.
For more information, refer to “Creating a Samsung
Account” on page 246.
2. Log into your external cloud storage solution. In our
case we are using a Dropbox account. For more
information, refer to “Drive” on page 145.
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3. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
Accounts ➔ Cloud.
4. Confirm your Samsung account appears at the top of
the screen.
5. Tap Sync settings, select which device parameters will
be synced, and tap Sync now. Choose from: Sync
Calendar, Sync Contacts, Sync Internet bookmarks,
Sync Internet opened pages, and Sync Memo.
6. Tap Backup or Restore to launch the feature.
• Backup: manually loads up the currently selected categories
and backs up the data to your cloud storage location. Tap
Backup to begin the manual backup process.
7. Restore: allows you to retrieve your previously backed up data
from your Samsung account and then download it to your device.
Backup and Reset
Location settings, backup configurations, or reset the phone
to erase all personal data.
From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
Accounts ➔ Backup and reset.
Mobile Backup and Restore
The device can be configured to back up your current
settings, application data and settings.
Accounts
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Backup and reset.
2. Tap Back up my data to create a backup of your current
phone settings and applications.
3. Tap Backup account to assign the account being
backed up.
4. Tap Automatic restore to assist in the re-installation of
a previously installed application (including
preferences and data).
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5. Tap Factory data reset to reset your device and sound
settings to the factory default settings. For more
information, refer to “Factory Data Reset” on
page 252.
6. Tap Collect diagnostics to collects diagnostic data for
troubleshooting use. For more information, refer to
“Collect Diagnostics” on page 252.
Backing Up Contacts to an SD Card
Before initiating a factory reset, it is recommended that you
backup your personal data prior to use.
Important! If you choose to back up contacts to your SIM card,
all information other than name and number is lost.
Therefore, it is recommended that you back up
contacts to your SD card.
To export a Contact list to your microSD card:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
2. Tap
Menu and then tap Import/Export.
3. Tap Export to SD card ➔ OK. The contacts will be stored
in a .vcf file on your SD card.
For more information, refer to “Export/Import” on
page 87.
To copy contacts from an SD card back to your device:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Contacts.
Menu and then tap Import/Export ➔ Import
2. Tap
from USB storage.
3. At the Save contact to prompt, tap Device. The contacts
on the SD card are copied to your phone.
Backing Up Media to a PC
You can back up your pictures, videos, documents, and other
media to your PC. You can connect your device to a PC as a
removable disk and copy files back and forth between your
phone and PC. If you insert an SD card in the device, you can
also access the files directory from the SD card by using your
device as a memory card reader.
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1. Connect the USB cable to your device, then connect the
cable to your PC USB port. After a few seconds, a
pop-up window displays on the PC when it is
connected with your device.
2. On the PC pop-up, click Open device to view files.
3. Verify your device appears as a removable disk on your
PC. Once connected, you can access the Phone folder
(internal phone memory) and the Card folder (SD card).
4. Select the location where the files are that you would
like to copy to your PC (Phone or Card).
5. Select the folders where the information is kept. This
would include folders such as DCIM (camera pictures
and videos), Pictures, Music, Playlists, Download, and
so on.
6. Select the files that you want to copy (Control C - copy)
and copy them to a folder on your PC
(Control V - paste).
7. Disconnect the USB cable from your phone and the PC.
8. To copy files on your PC back to your phone, simply
reverse the procedure.
Verify your images and videos are on your microSD card:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gallery.
2. Verify the Gallery contains all of your pictures and
videos.
3. Remove both the back cover and remove the internal
microSD card prior to initiating the process.
Backing Up Media to an SD Card
You can back up your pictures, videos, documents, and other
media to your SD card.
Apps ➔
My Files.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Select the folder where the files are that you would like
to copy to the SD card. This would include folders such
as DCIM (camera pictures and videos), Pictures, Music,
Playlists, Download, and so on. For example, tap
Apps ➔
My Files ➔ Images ➔ Camera.
3. Tap the files that you want to copy to create a check
mark in the box next to the filename.
4. Tap the options icon in the top right corner of the
display.
5. Select Copy ➔ SD memory card.
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6. Go to the folder on your SD card where you would like
to copy to files to. For example, Pictures.
7. Tap Paste here in the top right corner of the display.
8. The files are copied to the folder.
Backing Up Internet Bookmarks to your
Samsung Account
You can back up your Internet bookmarks by using your
Samsung account. Only bookmarks you have added
(non-default) can be backed up.
1. From the main Settings page, tap Accounts tab.
2. Navigate to the My accounts area and then tap Add
account and select Samsung account.
3. Sign in to your Samsung account or tap Create new
account if you don't have one yet.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
4. From a Home screen, tap
5. From the webpage, tap
6. Tap
MetroWEB.
Bookmarks.
Menu and then tap Move to folder.
7. Place a check mark on Bookmarks you want to back up
and tap Done.
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8. Select a location or folder. The Bookmarks that you
moved are now listed under the Samsung account
heading in your Bookmark list.
9. When you get a new phone, update your software, or
reset your device, sign in to your Samsung account and
the backed up bookmarks will be displayed on your
Bookmarks page under the Samsung account heading.
Backing Up Settings to Google
You can use your Google account to back up apps, Wi-Fi
passwords, and other data.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Apps ➔
Gmail.
2. Tap Existing if you have a Google account.
The Inbox loads conversations and email.
– or –
Tap New if you do not have a Google account.
3. Confirm that immediately after signing in to your
Google account, the Backup and restore screen is
displayed.
4. From within the Backup and restore screen, tap the
check box next to Keep this phone backed up with my
Google Account field.
5. From the main Settings page, tap Accounts tab ➔
Backup and reset.
6. Tap Back up my data to create a check mark. This will
back up your app data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other
settings.
7. Your Google account should be listed under the Backup
option. If not, Tap Backup account ➔ Add account and
sign into your Google account.
8. Tap the check box next to Automatic restore to create a
check mark. This will restore the settings that were
backed up when you re-install an application.
Factory Data Reset
From this menu you can reset your device and sound settings
to the factory default settings.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Accounts
➔ Backup and reset ➔ Factory data reset.
2. Read the onscreen reset information.
3. Tap Reset device.
4. If necessary, enter your password and tap Delete all.
The device resets to the factory default settings
automatically and when finished displays the Home
screen.
Collect Diagnostics
This feature only collects diagnostic data for troubleshooting
use.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Accounts
➔ Backup and reset ➔ Collect diagnostics.
2. Read the onscreen System Manager Application
information.
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Note: This software collects only diagnostic data from your
device so that technicians can better troubleshoot
issues with your device.
3. Choose to enable or disable the feature by placing a
check mark in the Allow Diagnostics field.
4. Select either More Info... (to read additional
information) or Close to close the message screen.
Important! Selecting Close only closes the current description
screen and does not disable data collection.
To disable data collection, go to Settings
➔ Back up and reset ➔ Collect diagnostics and
turn off the Allow Diagnostics feature.
Location Services
The Location services allows you to configure the device’s
location services.
Important! The more location determining functions are
enabled, the more accurate the determination will
be of your position.
Menu, and then tap
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ Location.
Enabling Location Services
Before you use Google Maps and find your location or search
for places of interest, you must enable location services.
Location services can use Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and GPS.
Note: The more location sources that are enabled, the more
accurate the determination of your position will be.
1. From the main Settings page, tap the
➔ Location ➔ Mode.
More
2. Tap High accuracy to enable the use of GPS, Wi-Fi, and
mobile networks to estimate your location.
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3. Tap Power saving to use Wi-Fi and mobile networks
(excludes GPS).
4. Tap GPS only to use GPS satellites only.
To receive better GPS signals, avoid using your device in the
following conditions:
• inside a building or between buildings
• in a tunnel or underground passage
• in poor weather
• around high-voltage or electromagnetic fields
• in a vehicle with tinted windows.
Configuring My Places
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Location.
More ➔
2. Tap My places to configure the storage of your favorite
locations. You can add locations to Home, Work, and
Car, as well as create additional locations.
Security
The Security settings allow you to determine the security
level for your device.
Encrypt Device
When enabled, this feature requires a numeric PIN or
password to decrypt your device each time you power it on
or encrypt the data on your SD card each time it is
connected:
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Security.
2. Tap Encrypt device. For more information, read the
displayed help screen.
3. Tap Encrypt external SD card to enable the encryption
on SD card data that requires a password be entered
each time the microSD card is connected.
Tip: Make sure your battery is charged more than 80 percent.
Encryption may take an hour or more.
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Setting up SIM Card Lock
Prevent another user from using your SIM card to make
unauthorized calls or from accessing information stored on
your SIM card by protecting the information using a PIN code.
When enabled, your phone will ask for a PIN number each
time you use the phone. Using this option you can also
change your SIM PIN number.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Security.
2. Tap Set up SIM card lock.
3. Tap Lock SIM card, enter your SIM PIN code, then tap
OK.
Note: You must activate Lock SIM card before you can change
your SIM PIN code.
To change an existing SIM Card PIN:
1. Tap Change SIM PIN.
2. Enter the old SIM PIN code and tap OK.
3. Enter the new SIM PIN code and tap OK.
4. Re-type the new SIM PIN code and tap OK.
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Password Settings
When you create a phone password you can also configure
the phone to display the password as you type it instead of
using an asterisk (*).
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Security.
2. Tap Make passwords visible to activate this feature.
Device Administration
Activating this feature allows Google to administrate your
phone in a way similar to IT security settings on a corporate
PC. This would be beneficial in the case that your phone was
lost or stolen. The phone could be “deactivated” or
“restricted” (through administration) from a remote location.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Security.
2. Tap Device administrators to begin configuring this
setting.
3. Select an administrator device and follow the prompts.
Unknown Sources
Before you can download a web application you must enable
the Unknown sources feature (enables downloading).
Developers can use this option to install non-Play Store
applications.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Security.
2. Tap Unknown sources to active this feature.
Verify Apps
Allows you to block or warn yourself before installing apps
that can cause harm.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Security.
2. Tap Verify apps to active this feature.
Credential Storage
This option allows certain applications to access secure
certificates and other credentials. Certificates and
credentials can be installed to the SD card and password
protected.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Security.
2. Tap Trusted credentials to display only trusted CA
certificates. A check mark displayed next to the feature
indicates secure credentials.
3. Tap Install from device storage to install encrypted
certificates from the USB Storage location.
4. Tap Clear credentials to clear the device (SD card or
phone memory) of all certificate contents and reset the
credentials password.
Note: Enabling this feature can prevent installation of some
applications from the Play Store.
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Application Manager
This device can be used for Android development. You can
write applications in the SDK and install them on this device,
then run the applications using the hardware, system, and
network. This feature allows you to configure the device for
development.
Warning! Because the device can be configured with system
software not provided by or supported by Google or
any other company, end-users operate these devices
at their own risk.
This menu allows you to manage installed applications. You
can view and control currently running services, or use the
device for application development.
You can also view the amount of memory or resources used
as well as the remaining memory and resources for each of
the applications on your phone and clear the data, cache, or
defaults.
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From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ Application manager.
Clearing Application Cache and Data
Important! You must have downloaded applications installed
to use this feature.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Application manager.
More
2. Tap an application in which to clear the cache or data.
3. Tap Force stop, Uninstall, Clear data, Clear cache, or
Clear defaults.
Uninstalling Third-party Applications
Important! You must have downloaded applications installed
to use this feature.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Application manager.
More
2. Swipe the screen to the DOWNLOADED tab and select
your desired application.
3. Tap Uninstall (from within the top area of the
Application info page).
4. At the prompt, tap OK to uninstall the application.
5. Select a reason for uninstalling the application, then
tap OK.
Memory Usage
See how memory is being used by Downloaded or Running
applications.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Application manager.
2. Swipe to DOWNLOADED, SD CARD, RUNNING, or ALL to
display memory usage for that category of
applications.
The graph at the bottom of the Downloaded tab shows
used and free device memory. The graph at the bottom
of the Running tab shows used and free RAM.
Downloaded
Displays apps you have downloaded onto your device.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Application manager.
2. Tap the DOWNLOADED tab to view a list of all the
downloaded applications on your device.
3. To switch the order of the lists displayed in the
Menu and select Sort by
Downloaded tabs, tap
size or Sort by name.
4. Tap an application to view and update information
about the application, including memory usage, default
settings, and permissions.
Running Services
The Running services option allows you to view and control
currently running services.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Application manager.
2. Tap the RUNNING tab to view all currently active and
running applications. This tab also shows the total RAM
being used by these currently active applications.
3. Tap a process and select Stop to end the process and
stop it from running. When you stop the process the
service or application will no longer run until you start
the process or application again.
4. Tap Show cached processes to view additional cached
applications.
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Important! Stopping a process might have undesirable
consequences on the application.
Storage Used
This option allows you to view a list (on the current tab) of
current applications as sorted by size.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Application manager.
2. Tap the ALL tab to display all available applications.
Menu, and then tap Sort by size to change the
3. Tap
current list to show items based on the amount of
storage they occupy.
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Reset App Preferences
This feature provides you with the ability to reset all
preferences for the following features: Disabled apps,
Disabled app notifications, Default applications for actions,
and Background data restrictions.
1. From the main Settings page, tap
More
➔ Application manager.
2. Tap the ALL tab to display all available applications.
Menu, and then tap Reset app preferences ➔
3. Tap
Reset apps.
Important! As an example, if you assigned your browser to
always launch YouTube links and want that
changed, you must reset the default actions.
Battery Usage
SD Card & Device Storage
This option allows you to view a list of those components
using battery power. The amount of time the battery was
used also displays. Battery usage displays in percentages
per application.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ Battery. The battery level
displays in percentage.
2. From the upper-right tap
– or –
Refresh to update the list.
Tap an entry to view more detailed information.
Note: Other applications may be running that affect battery
use.
From this menu you can view the memory allocation for the
memory card as well as mount or unmount the SD card.
• MicroSD memory cards include capacities of up to 4GB.
• MicroSDHC™ memory card types can range from 4GB to up to
32GB.
• MicroSDXC™ memory card types can include capacities greater
than 32GB.
To view the memory allocation for your external SD card:
From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ Storage.
The available memory displays under the Total space
and SD card headings.
Important! DO NOT remove a microSD card while the device is
accessing or transferring files. Doing so will result
in loss or damage of data. Make sure your battery
is fully charged before using the microSD card.
Your data may be damaged or lost if the battery
runs out while you are using the microSD card.
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Mounting the SD Card
Erasing Files from the SD card
To store photos, music, videos, and other applications. You
must mount (install) the SD card prior to use. Mounting the
SD card establishes a USB connection with your computer.
From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Storage ➔ Mount SD card.
More
Unmounting the SD card
Unmounting the SD card prevents corruption and damage to
the SD card while removing it from the slot.
More ➔
1. From the main Settings page, tap
Storage.
2. Tap Unmount SD card ➔ OK.
3. After the “SD card will be unmounted” message
displays and the Mount SD card now appears in the
menu list, remove the SD card.
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To erase files from the SD card using the device:
1. Ensure the SD card is mounted.
2. From the main Settings page, tap
➔ Storage ➔ Mount SD card.
More
3. Tap Format SD card ➔ Format SD card ➔ Delete all to
format the SD card. The SD card formats and erases all
the data stored on it.
Date and Time
This menu allows you to change the current time and date
displayed.
Menu, and then tap
1. From a Home screen, tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ Date and time.
2. Tap Automatic date and time to allow the network set
the date and time.
Important! Deactivate Automatic date and time to manually set
the rest of the options.
3. Tap Set date and use the plus or minus icons to set the
Month, Day, and Year then tap Set.
4. Tap Set time and use the plus or minus icons, set Hour,
and Minute. Tap PM or AM, then tap Set.
5. Tap Automatic time zone to allow the network set the
time zone information automatically.
6. Tap Select time zone, then tap a time zone.
About Device
This menu contains legal information, system tutorial
information, and other phone information such as the model
number, firmware version, baseband version, kernel version,
and software build number.
To access phone information:
From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ About device. The following
information displays:
• Software update: allows you to connect to the network and
upload any new phone software directly to your device. The
device automatically updates with the latest available software
when you access this option.
• Status: displays Battery status, Battery level (as percentage),
Network, Signal strength, Mobile network type, Service state,
Roaming, Mobile network state, My phone number, IMEI,
IMEISV, IP address, Wi-Fi MAC address, Bluetooth address,
Serial number, Up time, and Device status.
7. Tap Use 24-hour format. If this is not selected the device
automatically uses a 12-hour format.
8. Tap Select date format and select the date format type.
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• Legal information: This option displays information about
Open source licences, and Google legal information. This
information clearly provides copyright and distribution legal
information and facts as well as Google Terms of Service,
Terms of Service for Android-powered Phones, and much more
pertinent information as a reference.
Read the information and terms, then tap
Back to return to
the Settings menu.
• Device name: allows you to both display and edit the device’s
name.
Software Update
• Model number: displays the device’s model number.
The Software Update feature enables you to use your device
to connect to the network and upload any new software
directly to your device. The device automatically updates
with the latest available software when you access this
option.
• Android version: displays the firmware version loaded on this
device.
The following icons show your software update status at a
glance:
• Baseband version: displays the baseband version loaded on
this device.
• Kernel version: displays the kernel version loaded on this
device.
• Build number: displays the software, build number.
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Note: Firmware, baseband, kernel and build numbers are
usually used for updates to the handset or support. For
additional information please contact your service
representative.
Displays when the Software updated feature
is active.
Displays when the Software update feature is
in progress.
To update your device:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Menu, and then tap
Settings ➔
More ➔ About device
➔ Software update.
2. If an available update is available, select an available
option:
Note: You configure the device’s software update parameters.
• Cancel: Tap this option to cancel the operation.
• Wi-Fi settings: Enable this option to only download available
updates via an active Wi-Fi connection. If disabled, the device
will begin available downloads via its’ mobile connection.
• OK: Tap this option to connect to the remote server, detect if
there is an available update, the begin the download over your
existing data connection.
Software updates can include bug fixes, enhancements
to services, to the device or currently installed
software.
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Index
A
Accessing
Voicemail 19
Accessory 235
Dock Sound 235
Accounts and Sync
Adding Contacts 86
Add 2 Sec Pause 52
Add to Favorites 90
Alarm
Deleting an Existing Alarm 143
Setting 142
Turning Off 143
Alerts
Presidential 101
Alerts On Call 225
Allow Diagnostics 17, 253
AllShare Cast Hub 29
Activation on Device 134
Connecting 134
Set Up Hardware 134
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AMBER Alerts 101
Disable 102
Android Beam 211
Answering
Home Key 225, 227
Answering a Call 50
Application Menus
Navigating through 37
Applications 136
Calculator 138
Camera 141
Email 148
Gmail 149
Google Maps 154
Internet 156
Messaging 155
Sharing with Others 40
Show Disabled 137
Shutting Down 20
Storage Used 259
Using the Camcorder 124
Using the Camera 117
Video 177
Voice Recorder 178
Apps
Adding 33
Reset Preferences 259
Area Code
Auto Assign 228
Audio
Output Mode 235
Auto Redial 228, 230
Auto Reject
Configuration 50
Auto Reject List 225
Auto Reject Mode 225
Automatic Answering 225
Automatic Restore 248
B
Back Up
My Account 248
My Data 248
Backup and Restore 248
Battery
Charging 12
Display Percentage 14, 219
Extending Life 14
Installing 11
Low Battery Indicator 14
Removal 11
Wall Charger 12
Battery Cover
Removal 7
Replace 8
Battery Life
Extending 14
Battery Usage 260
Bigger Font
Setting 236
Blocking Mode 233
On 233
Bluetooth 199
About 181
Change Name 182
Changing Name 200
Configure Device Settings 184
Deleting a Paired Device 184
Device Name 17
Media Audio 184
Microphone Function 184
Off 199
On 181, 199
Outgoing Headset Condition 225,
228
Paring Devices 183
Review Downloaded Files 182
Scan for Devices 182
Scanning for other Devices 200
Sending Contact Information 77
Sending Contacts Via 77
Sending Namecard 83
Set Visibility 182
Settings 181
Status Indicators 181
Visibility 200
Bookmarks
Backing Up 251
Browser
Adding Bookmarks 160
Deleting Bookmarks 160
Emptying Cookies 160
Entering a URL 157
Navigation 156
Options 156
Resetting Default Actions 259
Settings 161
Bubble
Options 98
Burst Shots 118
C
Calculator
Scientific Functions 138
Calendar
Creating an event 140
Search 139
Settings 140
Call
Accessories 225
Settings 49, 50, 224
Call Alert
Call Vibrations 225, 227
Call Alerts 225
Call Answering/Ending 225
Call Barring 228, 229
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Call Duration 61
Resetting Times 61
Call Forwarding 226
Configuring 229
Call Functions 46
Answering 50
Background Calling 47
Ending 47
Ending a Call 47
Ending via Status Bar 47
Making a Multi-Party Call 57
Pause Dialing 52
Redialing the Last Number 53
Vibrate 226
Wait Dialing 52
Call Rejection 50, 225
Call Settings 224
Additional Settings 228
General 224
Call Sound
Personalize 55
Call Status Tones 225
Call Vibration 225, 227
Call Waiting 58, 228, 230
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Caller ID 228
Calling
Using Wi-Fi 207
Calls
Auto Reject 225
Making a New Call 46
Multi-party 57
Camcorder 124
Accessing the Video Folder 125
Settings 120
Shooting Video 124
Camera 116
Camera Options 118
Enabling Share Shot 127
Quick Settings 119
Settings 120
Taking Pictures 117
Charging Battery 12
ChatON
Buddy photo share 123
Chrome 141
Cloud 247
CMAS 101, 102
Collect Diagnostics 17
Configuration
Initial 15
Connections
Accessing the Internet 156
Contact
Copying to microSD Card 84
Copying to SIM Card 84
Creating a New 73
New From Keypad 75
Photo 131
Contacts
Adding a Number to Existing 76
Additional Options 87
Deleting 77
Display Options 86, 87
Displaying Contacts by Name 87
Entry Options 79
Export List to microSD 249
First Name 87
Groups 88
Import from microSD 249
Last Name First 87
Linking 80
List Options 78
Marking As Default 82
Menu Options 79
Merge with Samsung Account 78
Sending All 83
Setting Default Location 78
Settings 87
Share Namecard Via 79
Sharing Settings 87
Sharing/Sending 82
Unlinking 81
Context Menus 76, 79
Navigation 38
Using 38
Cookies
Emptying 160
Copying Contact 84
Create
New Contact 74
Create Folder
Group Apps 137
Creating a Playlist 166
Creating and Sending
Messages 91
Customizing
Home Screens 38
D
Data
Auto Sync Data 202
Restrict Background Data 202
Data Limit
Setting 201
Data Roaming 203
Activate/Deactivate 202, 203
Data Usage
Cycle 201
Limiting 201
Date
Selecting Format 262
Date and Time 262
Default Storage
Assigning 116
Camcorder 116
Camera 116
Deleting
Message Bubbles 98
Message Threads 98
Deleting a contact 77
Desk Clock 142
Configuring 144
Device
Reset 252
Device Name
Edit 263
Device Options
Screen 223
Dialing
Adding a Pause 49
Disabled Applications
Show 137
Display
Icons 25
Status Bar 25
Dock
Sound 235
Downloads 145
Draft Messages 93
Drive 145
Driving Mode
On 234
Dropbox
Uploading Picture 148
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E
E911 Address
Set Up 169
Easy Mode 224
Edit Page 39
Editing a Picture 132
Email 106
Changing Signature 110, 114
Composing 108
Configuring Settings 109
Creating a Spam List 109, 113
Creating an Internet Account 106
Internet Email 106
Opening 107
Refreshing Messages 108
Sending 87
Wi-Fi Download of
Attachments 111, 114
Emergency
Alert Preview 101
Alerts 101
Emergency Alert
Configuration 102
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Emergency Alerts 101
AMBER 101
Imminent Extreme 101
Message Settings 101
Severe 101
Emergency Calls
Making 48
With SIM 48
Without SIM 48
Emoticons 94
Ending
A call 47
Entering Text 62
Using SWYPE 63
Erasing Files
Memory Card 261
Exchange Email 111
Account Setup 111
Composing 112
Configuring Settings 113
Deleting Message 112
Opening 112
Refreshing Messages 112
Extreme Alert
Disable 102
F
Face Unlock 215, 216
Facebook
Swype Connect 241
Facial Recognition 215
Factory Data Reset 252
Favorites Tab 90
Fixed Dialing Numbers 231
Folder
Create 33
Font
Size 219
Style 219
Font Size
Changing 236
G
Gallery
Folder Options 130
Opening 133
Games
Volume 220
Getting Started 6
Battery 11
Battery Cover 7
Locking/Unlocking the Device 18
microSD card 10
SIM Card 8
Switching Device On or Off 15
Voicemail 18
Gmail 149
Opening 149
Personalize Swype 241
Google
Backing Up Settings 251
Chrome 141
Settings 150
Signing into Your Account 149
Voice Typing 62
Google Drive 145
Google Maps
Opening a map 154
Google Now 180
Google Settings 150
Google Voice Typing
Configuring 238
Using 71
Google+
Settings 150
Group
Joining 152
Group Play 151
Creating a Group 151
Dropbox 147
Joining a Group 152
Share Music 165
Share Pictures 122
Sharing Pictures 151
Groups
Adding an Member to an Existing
Group 89
Creating a new caller group 88
Deleting 89
Deleting a Caller Group 89
Editing a Caller Group 89
Removing an Entry 89
Settings 89
H
Hangouts 152
Hearing Aid
Compatibility 233
Help 153
Hold
Placing a Call on Hold 56
Home 31
Home Screen
Assigning a New 39
Changing Wallpaper 44
Menu Settings 33
Overview 31
Home Screens
Customizing 38
Homepage
Setting 159
I
Icons
Description 25
Indicator 25
Status 25
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Images
Assigning as a Contact icon 131
Assigning as wallpaper 132
Transferring 250
Verifying 250
Importing and Exporting
To micro SIM card 87
In Call
Options 55, 56
Incognito 158
Create Window 158
Exit Window 159
Indicator Icons 25
International Call 51
International Calls
Making 51
Internet
Brightness Setting 157
Search 157
Set Home Page 161
Set New Homepage 159
IP Address 262
271
J
Joining
see Linking Contacts 80
L
Language
Select 237
LDAP 78
Linking
Contact Information 80
Live Wallpaper
Selecting 44
Lock Pattern
If I Forgot My Pattern 218
Lock Screen 213
Changing Wallpaper 45
Say Wake-Up Command 214
Shortcuts 214
Logs 59
Accessing 59
Accessing from Notifications 59
Altering Numbers 61
Erasing 61
Low Battery Indicator 14
M
Making
Emergency Calls 48
International Calls 51
Managing Applications
Clearing Application Cache 257
Uninstalling Third-party
Applications 257
Media
Backing Up to microSD Card 250
Memo
Creating a New Memo 155
Memory Card
Erasing Files 261
Merge Calls 57
Merge with Google 78
Message
Options 93
Read 96
Register a Number as Spam 97
Reply 97
Thread Options 97
Threads 97
Message Search 99
Message threads 97
Messaging
Adding a Signature 101
Adding Attachments 92
Additional Text 96
Block Unknown Senders 101,
104
Creating and Sending 91
Creating and Sending Text
Messages 91
Current Message Options 94
Delete Message 94
Deleting a message 98
Draft 93
Insert Smiley 94
Locked 93
Menu Options 93
Options 93
Scheduled Messages 93
Settings 99
Signature 101
Spam 93
Text Templates 105
Translate Text 95
Types of Messages 91
Viewing new 96
micro SIM Card 9
Changing Existing PIN 255
Importing and Exporting 87
Insertion 9
Lock 255
Removal 9
Setting Up Lock 255
microSD Card
Insertion 10
Removal 10
Microsoft Exchange 73
Mobile Data
Activate/Deactivate 201
Set Data Limit 201
Usage 203
Mobile HotSpot 190, 205
Activating 190
Allowed Devices 192
Changing Password 191
Connecting 191
MAC Filtering 192
Mobile HotSpots
Detect and Connect 202
Mobile Networks 203
Data Roaming 203
Mobile Data 203
Mobile Web
Entering Text in the Mobile Web
Browser 157
Navigating with the Mobile
Web 156
Using Bookmarks 159
Mono
Audio Setup 237
Multi-Party Call
Dropping One Participant 58
Private conversation 57
Multi-party call
Setting up 57
Multi-party calls 57
Multi-Tasking
Background Calling 47
Music 163
Adding Music 167
Creating a Playlist 166
272
Editing a Playlist 167
File Extensions 163
Making a Song a Ringtone 166
Options 165
Playing Music 164
Removing Music 166
Using Playlists 166
Volume 220
Music Files
Removing 166
Transferring 135
My Places 254
N
Namecard
Sending 82
Sending All 83
Share Via 82
Navigating
Application Menus 37
Sub-Menus 37
Through Screens 35
Network Connection
Adding a New Connection 188
NFC (Near Field Communication) 211
273
Notification Bar 34
Using 34
Notifications
Volume 220
O
On/Off Switch 15
Out of Office
Message 114
Settings 114
Overview
Home Screen 31
P
Passpoint 195
Passwords
Make Visible 255
Pause Dialing 52
Phone
Icons 25
Switching On or Off 15
Phone Ringtone 221
Phone Vibration 221
Photo
Editing 132
Photos
Change Player 122
Options 122, 123, 125
Sharing 122, 123, 125
Picture
Set As 131
Streaming from Gallery 131
Pictures
Instant Sharing 127
Sharing 126, 129
Play Books 170
Play Games 170
Play Music 171
Play Newsstand 173
Play Store 173
Pointer Speed
Configuration 243
Power Saving
CPU Power 234
Learning About 234
Screen Power 234
Power Saving Mode 234
Prepend
Area Code 229
Primary Shortcuts 33
Adding and Deleting 42
Customizing 42
Replacing 42
Q
Quick Dialing 47
Quick Messaging 93
R
Redialing the Last Number 53
Reject Call
Rejection Messages 225
Reject Calls
Managing 50
Reject List
Add To 51, 60
Add to 60
Auto Reject 51
Remove From 60
Rejection List
Assigning Multiple Numbers 51
Assigning Single Numbers 51
Rejection Messages
Set Up 225
Reset 252
Reset App Preferences 259
Reset Device 252
Restarting
Device 17
Restore 248
Restrict
Background Data 202
Ringtone
Assigning 226, 232
Device 221
Volume 220
S
S Beam 211
On 129, 211
Sharing Multiple Pictures 130
Sharing Pictures 129
S Translator
Translate Text 174
Translate Using Voice 174
S Voice
Set Wake-Up Command 214
Using 175
Samsung Account
Backing Up Bookmarks 251
Creating 246
Merge Contacts 78
Samsung Keyboard 67
ABC Mode 69
Changing the Input Type 68
Enabling 67
Reset Settings 240
Settings 238
Symbol/Numeric Mode 70
Save a Number
From Keypad 75
Screen
Home 31
Navigation 35
Screen Lock
Set Up 216
Sounds 222
Screen Lock Pattern
Changing 217
Creating 216
Deleting 217
Forgot My Pattern 218
274
Screen Mirroring
Activate on Device 134
Activation 213
On 134
Using AllShare Cast Hub 134
Screen Rotation
Auto Rotate 219
Screen Timeout 219
Screen Unlock
Face and Voice Unlock 216
Face Unlock 215
Swipe 214
Screens
Adding and Deleting 39
Customizing 38
Rearranging 39
SD Card
Mounting the SD card 261
Unmounting 261
Sending a Namecard 82
Setting an alarm 142
Setting up
Voicemail 18
275
Settings 120, 193
Accessing 193
Browser 161
Call 49
Contact list 87
Enabling the GPS Satellites 254
Messaging 99
Tab Overview 193
Wallpaper 44, 45
Setup
Initial 15
Severe Alert
Disable 102
Share Applications 40
Share Shot 127
Activate 119
Configuring 128
Enabling 128
Stop Sharing 128
Taking Images 128
Shortcuts
Adding from Application
Screen 41
Adding from Home Screen 41
Deleting from a Screen 41
Managing 40
Primary 33
SIM
Micro 6, 9
see also micro SIM 9
Smart Alarm 143
Smart Switch 21
Snooze 143
Repeat 142
SNS 86
Social Networking
Adding Contacts From 86
Software Update 262
Wi-Fi 264
Song
Set As 165
Sound
Adapt Sound 223
Sounds
Turn Off All 237
Spam
Accessing Your Spam Folder 105
Add a Phrase 101, 104
Add Number 94, 95, 97
Assigning Manually 103
Assigning Phone Numbers 103
Block Unknown Numbers 104
Block Unknown Senders 101,
104
Email Addresses 109, 113
Manually Add a Number 101, 103
Match Criteria 103
Registering a Phrase as
Spam 104
Settings 101, 103
Spam Messages 93
Assigning 93
Speed Dial
Changing an entry 54
Making a call 54
Removing an entry 54
Setting up entries 53
Standard Mode 224
Status Bar 25
Sub-Menus
Navigation 37
Swype 62
123ABC Mode 65
ABC Mode 64
Backup and Sync 241
Cellular Data 242
Contribute Usage Data 242
Entering Numbers 66
Entering Symbols 66
Entering Text 63
Gestures 242
Keyboard Mode 64
Languages 242
Select Text Input Mode 64
Settings 240
Social integration 241
SYM mode 64
Updates 242
System
Volume 220
System Manager 252
System Tone
Settings 222
T
Task Manager
Overview 19
Tethering 205
Active Icon 189
Disconnecting 189
see USB Tethering 189
Text Input
Methods 62
Text Input Method
Selecting 62
Text Templates 105
Create Your Own 105
Text-to-speech
Configuration 243
Third-Party Applications 257
Time Zone
Selecting 262
Timer
Automatic Answering 225, 228
Tools
Camera 117
276
TrackPad
Configure 243
Transferring Large Files 129, 211
Translate 95
TranslateMessage Bubble 98
TTS 243
TTY Mode 232
Twitter
Personalize Swype 241
U
Understanding Your Device 21
Back View 24
Features 21
Front View 22
Home 31
Side Views 25
Unknown Numbers
Blocking Messages 104
Unlock
Using Face 215
Using Voice 216
Unmounting
SD card 261
277
Usage
Battery 260
USB Connections
As Storage Device 186
USB Settings
As Storage Device 186
USB Tethering 189
Activating 189, 205
Use GPS Satellites 254
Using Favorites
Adding Favorites 160
V
Vibrate 226
Activate/Deactivate 232
Vibration
Create 231
Device 221
Video
Sharing Videos 177
Volume 220
Videos
Options 123
Voice Input
Recognition 242
Voice Search 180, 242
Voice Typing 62
Configuring 238
Using 71
Voicemail 232
Accessing 19
Setting up 18
Volume Settings
Adjusting 220
VPN
Settings 205
W
Wait 52
Wait dialing 52
Wallpaper
Assign Home 33
Home and Lock Screens 44
Wallpapers
Assigning from Gallery 123
Changing Home Screen 44
Changing Lock Screen 45
Changing via Settings Menu 44
Managing 44
Web
History 161
Web Applications
Enable Downloading 185
Widget
Adding Widgets 33
Widgets
Adding and Removing 43
Moving to a Different Screen 43
Settings 176
Stopwatch 144
Wi-Fi
About 186
Activating 187, 194, 208
Calling 207
Connecting To 187
Deactivating 188
Direct Connection 198
During Sleep 196
MAC Address 196
Manually Adding Network 197
On 187, 194
Settings 194
Show Usage 202
Status Icons 187
Wi-Fi Calling 8
Activating 207, 209
Connection Preferences 209
E911 Address 169
Icons 210
Launching 210
On 207
Settings 207, 209
Wi-Fi Direct 198
Activate and Connect 198
Device Name 17
On 127, 199
World Clock
DST Settings 143
WPA2 PSK 190, 191
WPS PIN
Pairing 198
WPS Push Button
Connect 197
Pairing 197
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