SM-T670 SM-T677 SM-T677Y User Manual English (EU). 11/2015. Rev.1.1 www.samsung.com Table of Contents Basics 49Camera 51Gallery 52Email 53Contacts 55 Smart Manager 57 S Planner 59SideSync 67Memo 68Clock 70Calculator 70 Google apps 4 Read me first 5 Package contents 6 Device layout 9Battery 12 SIM or USIM card (mobile networkenabled models) 14 Memory card 16 Turning the device on and off 16Touchscreen 19 Home screen 24 Lock screen 25 Notification panel 28 Entering text 30 Screen capture 30 Opening apps 31 Multi window 36 Device and data management 40 Connecting to a TV Settings 72Introduction 72Wi-Fi 74Bluetooth 76 Flight mode 76 Mobile hotspot and tethering (mobile network-enabled models) 77 Data usage 77 Data usage (mobile network-enabled models) 78 Mobile networks (mobile networkenabled models) 78 More connection settings 80 Sounds and notifications 81Display 81Applications Applications 42 Installing or uninstalling apps 44Video 45Music 46Internet 47 My Files 47 Family Square 2 Table of Contents 81Users 83Wallpaper 84 Lock screen and security 84Privacy 85Accessibility 85Accounts 86 Backup and reset 87 Language and input 88Battery 88Storage 89 Date and time 89 User manual 89 About device Appendix 90Troubleshooting 95 Removing the battery 3 Basics Read me first Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use. • Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings. • Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider, model specifications, or device’s software. • Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in. • Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other than Samsung. • Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the operating system may cause the device or apps to work improperly. • Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal use of media. • You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services depending on your data plan. For large data transfers, it is recommended to use the Wi-Fi feature. • Default apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service providers. • Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty. 4 Basics • Depending on the region or model, some devices are required to receive approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If your device is approved by the FCC, you can view the FCC ID of the device. To view the FCC ID, tap Apps → Settings → About device. • Depending on the region, you can view the regulatory information on the device. To view the information, tap Apps → Settings → About device → Regulatory information. Instructional icons Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment Notice: notes, usage tips, or additional information Package contents Check the product box for the following items: • Device • Quick start guide • The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary depending on the region or service provider. • The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible with other devices. • Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make sure they are compatible with the device before purchase. • Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty. • Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer to the Samsung website. 5 Basics Device layout Device Camera Light sensor Volume key Power key Touchscreen Microphone Microphone GPS antenna Loud speaker Loud speaker Headset jack USB port DC jack Main antenna (mobile network-enabled models) Card slot cover • Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery. • Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction. • Do not allow water to contact the touchscreen. The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water. 6 Basics Keys Key Power Volume Function • Press and hold to turn the device on or off. • Press to turn on or lock the screen. • Press to adjust the device volume. Stand Use you device as a monitor for watching TV or movies, or for sharing content. You can also use the handle on the stand to carry the device. Be careful not to get your fingers caught between the device and the stand. Always leave the stand attached to the device. Using the stand When you stand the device up, always ensure that the upper part of the stand and the device are connected. Also, place the device on a flat surface. If you do not, the device may fall and be damaged. 7 Basics Carrying the device You can hold the stand’s handle and carry the device. To hold the device safely, put your fingers through the handle and place them between the device and the stand. 8 Basics Battery Charging the battery Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended periods. Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device. • You cannot charge the battery using a USB cable. Use the charger to charge the battery. • The provided charger and charging method may differ depending on the region. 1 Plug the small end of the charger into the DC jack of the device, and plug the large end of the charger into an electric socket. • Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty. • Do not plug the charger into the headset jack. 9 Basics 2 After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket. To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket and easily accessible while charging. Viewing the remaining charging time While charging, open the Home screen and tap Apps → Settings → Battery. The actual charging time may vary depending on the status of your device and the charging conditions. The remaining charging time may not be displayed when you charge the device in very cold or very hot conditions. Reducing the battery consumption Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power. • Optimise the device using the Smart manager. • When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power key. • Activate power saving mode. • Close unnecessary apps. • Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use. • Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use. • Deactivate auto-syncing of apps. • Decrease the backlight time. • Decrease the screen brightness. 10 Basics Battery charging tips and precautions • When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty. • If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on immediately when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes before turning on the device. • If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection to another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid disconnecting from the network or losing power during a data transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the battery. • The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the battery. • If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen may not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device. • While charging, the device and the charger may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger may stop charging. • If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre. Power saving mode Save the battery power by limiting the device’s functions. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Battery → Power saving mode, and then tap the switch to activate it. To automatically activate power saving mode when the remaining battery power reaches the preset level, tap Start power saving and select an option. 11 Basics SIM or USIM card (mobile network-enabled models) Installing the SIM or USIM card Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider. • Only nano-SIM cards work with the device. • Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For more information about service availability, contact your service provider. 1 2 3 1 Slide the card slot cover to open. The card slot cover is not detachable. If you forcibly remove the card slot cover, the cover and the device may be damaged. Do not slide the cover excessively. 12 Basics 2 Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards. Then, push the SIM or USIM card into the slot until it locks in place. • Do not insert a memory card into the SIM card slot. If a memory card happens to be lodged in the SIM card slot, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to remove the memory card. • Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards. 3 Slide the card slot cover to close. Removing the SIM or USIM card 1 Slide the card slot cover to open. 2 Push the SIM or USIM card until it disengaged from the slot, and then pull it out. 3 Slide the card slot cover to close. 13 Basics Memory card Installing a memory card Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 128 GB. Depending on the memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your device. • Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data stored in it. • Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up. • The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the memory card. • Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards. • When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory appears in the My Files → SD card folder. 1 2 3 14 Basics 1 Slide the card slot cover to open. The card slot cover is not detachable. If you forcibly remove the card slot cover, the cover and the device may be damaged. Do not slide the cover excessively. 2 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards. Then, push the memory card into the slot until it locks in place. 3 Slide the card slot cover to close. Removing the memory card Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Storage → Unmount SD card. 1 Slide the card slot cover to open. 2 Push the memory card until it disengages from the slot, and then pull it out. 3 Slide the card slot cover to close. Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data. Formatting the memory card A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the memory card on the device. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Storage → Format SD card → FORMAT SD CARD → ERASE EVERYTHING. Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss of data resulting from user actions. 15 Basics Turning the device on and off Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device. When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device. To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off. • If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume key down simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it. • Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals. Touchscreen • Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction. • To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips. • The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which are outside of the touch input area. • Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the device. • It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touchscreen. 16 Basics Tapping To open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character using the keyboard on the screen, tap it with your finger. Tapping and holding Tap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options. Dragging To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position. 17 Basics Double-tapping Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return. Swiping Swipe to the left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to view other panels. Swipe upwards or downwards to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts. Spreading and pinching Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out. 18 Basics Home screen Home screen The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more. To view other panels, swipe to the left or right. A widget A folder Screen indicators Favourite apps Apps screen icon Launch Family Square. Keys Keys Key Recents Function • Tap to open the list of recent apps. Home • Tap and hold to launch the split screen view. • Tap to go to the TV page. This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • Tap to return to the Home screen. If TV services are available, you will go to the TV page when you tap this key. Back • Tap and hold to launch Google. • Tap to return to the previous screen. TV service 19 Basics Home screen options On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access the available options. Customise the Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home screen panels. You can also set the Home screen wallpaper, add widgets to the Home screen, and more. • Wallpapers: Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen. • Widgets: Add widgets to the Home screen. Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen. Adding items Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen. To add widgets, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen, tap Widgets, tap and hold a widget, and then drag it to the Home screen. 20 Basics Moving and removing an item Tap and hold an item on the Home screen, and then drag it to a new location. To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen. You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home screen. To remove an item, tap and hold the item. Then, drag it to Remove at the top of the screen. Creating folders 1 On the Home screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app. 2 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps. A new folder containing the selected apps will be created. 3 Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name. To change the folder colour, tap . To add more apps to the folder, tap and hold another app, and then drag it to the folder. Managing panels On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel. To add a panel, swipe to the left, and then tap . To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location. To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of the screen. 21 Basics Apps screen The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps. On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Apps screen. To view other panels, swipe to the left or right. Moving items This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. On the Apps screen, tap EDIT. Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location. To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen. Creating folders This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. 1 On the Apps screen, tap EDIT. 2 Tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app. 3 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps. A new folder containing the selected apps will be created. 4 Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name. To change the folder colour, tap . To add more apps to the folder, tap and hold another app, and then drag it to the folder. 22 Basics Indicator icons Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table below are most common. The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the status bar, drag down from the top of the screen. Icon Meaning No signal (mobile network-enabled models) Signal strength (mobile network-enabled models) Roaming (outside of normal service area) (mobile network-enabled models) GPRS network connected (mobile network-enabled models) EDGE network connected (mobile network-enabled models) UMTS network connected (mobile network-enabled models) HSDPA network connected (mobile network-enabled models) HSPA+ network connected (mobile network-enabled models) / LTE network connected (mobile network-enabled models) Wi-Fi connected Bluetooth feature activated GPS activated Alarm activated Mute mode activated Flight mode activated Error occurred or caution required Battery power level 23 Basics Lock screen Pressing the Power key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period. You can change the way that you lock the screen to prevent others from accessing your personal information. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Screen lock type, and then select a screen lock method. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it. If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it. Pattern Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it. Set a backup PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern. PIN A PIN consists of numbers only. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it. Password A password consists of characters and numbers. Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it. 24 Basics Notification panel Using the notification panel When you receive new notifications, indicator icons appear on the status bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notification panel and view the details. To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notification panel, swipe upwards on the screen. You can use the following functions on the notification panel. Launch Settings. Rearrange quick setting buttons. Switch between user accounts or add new user accounts. Quick setting buttons Adjust the brightness. Launch S Finder. Launch Quick connect. Tap a notification and perform various actions. Clear all notifications. 25 Basics Using quick setting buttons Tap quick setting buttons to activate some features. Swipe to the left or right on the buttons area to view more buttons. To view more detailed settings, tap and hold a button. To rearrange buttons, tap EDIT, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to another location. S Finder Search for a wide variety of content with a keyword. Searching for content on the device Open the notification panel and tap S Finder. Enter a keyword in the search field or tap and say a keyword. To get more refined results, tap the filter buttons under the search field, and then select filter details. Setting search categories You can set search categories to search for content in specific search fields. Tap MORE → Select search locations and select categories. Quick connect Automatically search for nearby devices and quickly connect to them. • If the device you want to connect does not support the Quick connect feature, activate its Wi-Fi Direct feature before launching Quick connect on your device. • Connection methods may vary depending on the type of connected devices or the shared content. 26 Basics Connecting to other devices 1 Open the notification panel and tap Quick connect. If you are using this feature for the first time, select a visibility option and tap ENABLE QUICK CONNECT. When the panel opens, the Wi-Fi feature is activated automatically and the device searches for nearby devices. If you have installed Samsung Link on your device, the list of devices registered with Samsung Link will appear at the top of the screen. For more information about Samsung Link, visit link.samsung.com. 2 Select a device from the list and connect to it by following the on-screen instructions. The next steps may vary depending on the connected device. To change your device’s visibility setting, tap SETTINGS → Device visibility, and then select an option. Re-searching for devices If the desired device does not appear in the list, search for the device. Tap REFRESH and select the device from the list of detected devices. Sharing content Share content with the connected devices. 1 Open the notification panel and tap Quick connect. 2 Select a device from the list of detected devices. 3 Tap Share content and select a media category. 4 Follow the on-screen instructions to send content to the connected device. The next steps may vary depending on the selected media category. 27 Basics Entering text Keyboard layout A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send emails, create memos, and more. Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the input language to one of the supported languages. Delete a preceding character. Change the keyboard settings. Break to the next line. Enter uppercase. Enter numbers. Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap it twice. Move the cursor. Enter punctuation marks. Enter a space. Changing the input language Tap → Input languages → Add input languages, and then select the languages to use. When you select two or more languages, you can switch between the input languages by swiping to the left or right on the space key. 28 Basics Additional keyboard functions Tap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of the depending on the last function that was used. icon • : Enter text by voice. Start or pause entering text by voice. Open the keyboard. • : Switch to handwriting mode. Switch between number mode and character mode. Switch to the standard keyboard. This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • : Add an item from the clipboard. • : Enter emoticons. • : Switch to the floating keyboard. You can move the keyboard to another location by dragging the tab. • : Change the keyboard settings. 29 Basics Copying and pasting 1 Tap and hold over text. 2 Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text. 3 Tap Copy or Cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard. 4 Tap and hold where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste. To paste text that you have previously copied, tap Clipboard and select the text. Screen capture Capture a screenshot while using the device. Press and hold the Power key and the Volume key down simultaneously. You can view captured images in Gallery. It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features. Opening apps On the Home screen or the Apps screen, select an app icon to open it. To open an app from the list of recently used apps, tap and select a recent app window. Closing an app Tap and drag a recent app window up or down to close it. To close all running apps, tap CLOSE ALL. 30 Basics Multi window Introduction Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in the split screen view. You can also run multiple apps at the same time in the pop-up view. Some apps may not support this feature. Split screen view Pop-up view Split screen view 1 Tap to open the list of recently used apps. 2 Swipe to the left or right and tap on a recent app window. The selected app will launch in the left window. 31 Basics 3 Select another app to launch. You can also launch the split screen view by tapping and holding . Using additional options When using apps in the split screen view, select an app window and tap the circle between the app windows to access the following options: • : Switch locations between app windows. 32 Basics • : Drag and drop text or copied images from one window to another. Tap and hold an item in the selected window and drag it to a location in another window. Some apps may not support this feature. • : Minimise the window. • : Maximise the window. • : Close the app. 33 Basics Adjusting the window size Drag the circle between the app windows to the left or right to adjust the size of the windows. Pop-up view 1 On the Apps screen, launch an app to use in the pop-up view. 2 Drag down diagonally from either end of the top edge. The app screen will appear in the pop-up view. Drag and drop content. Minimise the window. Close the app. Maximise the window. 34 Basics Moving pop-up windows To move a pop-up window, tap and hold the circle on a window and drag it to a new location. Launching the pop-up view from the split screen view 1 On the split screen view, tap an app window to launch it in the pop-up view. 2 Tap and hold the circle between the app windows. The selected app will launch in a pop-up window. 35 Basics Device and data management Transferring data from your previous device You can transfer data from a previous device to your new device via Samsung Smart Switch. The following versions of Samsung Smart Switch are available. • Mobile version: Transfer data between mobile devices. You can download the app from Galaxy Apps or Play Store. • Computer version: Transfer data between your device and a computer. You can download the app from www.samsung.com/smartswitch. • Samsung Smart Switch is not supported on some devices or computers. • Limitations apply. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to transfer. Transferring data from a mobile device Transfer data from your previous device to your new device. When you turn on your new device for the first time, tap DOWNLOAD AND OPEN in the Smart Switch installation pop-up window to install the app. Alternatively, download and install Smart Switch from Galaxy Apps or Play Store. Launch Smart Switch and follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your previous device. Transferring data from a computer Back up data from your previous device to a computer and import the data to your new device. 1 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download Smart Switch. 36 Basics 2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch. If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using a program provided by the device’s manufacturer. Then, skip to the fifth step. 3 Connect your previous device to the computer using the USB cable. 4 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device. Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer. 5 Connect your new device to the computer using the USB cable. 6 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your new device. Using the device as a removable disk for data transfer Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice versa. Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files. Doing so may cause data loss or device damage. The devices may not connect properly if they are connected via a USB hub. Directly connect the device to the computer’s USB port. 1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable. 2 Open the notification panel, and then tap Connected as a media device → Media device (MTP). Tap Camera (PTP) if your computer does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) or not have any appropriate driver installed. 3 Transfer files between your device and the computer. 37 Basics Updating the device The device can be updated to the latest software. Updating over the air The device can be directly updated to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air (FOTA) service. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → About device → Software update → Update now. To automatically check for available updates, tap the Auto update switch to activate it. Updating with Smart Switch Connect the device to a computer and update the device to the latest software. 1 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download and install Smart Switch. 2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch. 3 Connect the device to the computer using a USB cable. 4 If a software update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to update the device. • Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is updating. • While updating the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer. Doing so may interfere with the update process. Before updating, disconnect all other media devices from the computer. 38 Basics Backing up and restoring data Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up your sensitive information to a backup account and access it later. You must sign in to your Google or Samsung account to back up or restore data. Refer to Accounts for more information. Using a Samsung account On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset → Back up my data, select the items to back up, and then tap BACK UP NOW. To set the device to automatically back up data, tap the Auto back up switch to activate it. To restore data using a Samsung account, tap Restore. Current data will be deleted from the device to restore the selected items. Using a Google account On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset, and then tap the Back up my data switch to activate it. Tap Backup account and select an account as the backup account. To restore data using a Google account, tap the Automatic restore switch to activate it. When you reinstall apps, backed up settings and data will be restored. Performing a data reset Delete all settings and data on the device. Before performing a factory data reset, ensure you back up all important data stored on the device. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for more information. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → RESET DEVICE → ERASE EVERYTHING. The device automatically restarts. 39 Basics Connecting to a TV Introduction Register a TV to your device to easily share content between them. • This feature is compatible with Samsung Smart TVs released in 2015 or later that support the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) feature. • Some files may be buffered during playback, depending on the network connection. Registering a TV Register a TV to your device. Once you register a TV, you can easily share the screen between your device and TV and use the Briefing on TV feature. 1 Turn on the TV and place your device close to the TV. 2 Open the notification panel and tap Quick connect. 3 Select the TV and tap Register TV. Sharing screen You can mirror your device’s screen on a TV or vice versa. Mirroring your device’s screen to a TV When your device recognises the registered TV while you are watching a video, the icon will appear on the device. Tap the icon to stream the video from your device to your TV. If the TV is turned off and registered with Quick connect, it will automatically turn on and your device’s screen will appear on the TV screen. This feature is supported by the default video player app only. 40 Basics Mirroring a TV screen to your device 1 Open the notification panel and tap Quick connect. The registered TV appears on the list. 2 Select the registered TV. 3 Tap TV to mobile device. The TV screen will appear on your device. Using the Briefing on TV feature Your registered TV turns on automatically according to the preset time set on your device and displays the time, weather, and your schedule information on the screen. To use this feature, your device and the TV must be connected to the same access point. 1 Open the notification panel and tap Quick connect. The registered TV will appear on the list. 2 Select the registered TV. 3 Tap Briefing on TV and set a time and day to use the Briefing on TV feature. Time, weather, and schedule information will be displayed on the right side of the TV screen at the preset time. 41 Applications Installing or uninstalling apps Galaxy Apps Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung Galaxy devices. Tap Galaxy Apps on the Apps screen. This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Installing apps Browse apps by category or tap SEARCH to search for a keyword. Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions. To change the auto update settings, tap then select an option. → Settings → Auto update apps, and Play Store Purchase and download apps. Tap Play Store on the Apps screen. Installing apps Browse apps by category or tap the search field to search for a keyword. Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions. To change the auto update settings, tap then select an option. 42 → Settings → Auto-update apps, and Applications Managing apps Uninstalling or disabling apps On the Apps screen, tap EDIT. The icon appears on the apps that you can disable or uninstall. Select an app and tap DISABLE or UNINSTALL. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Applications → Application manager, select an app, and then tap DISABLE or UNINSTALL. • DISABLE: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the device. • UNINSTALL: Uninstall downloaded apps. Enabling apps On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Applications → Application manager, scroll to DISABLED, select an app, and then tap ENABLE. 43 Applications Video Watch videos stored in the device and customise playback settings. Tap Video on the Apps screen. Select a video to play. Access additional options. Open the playlist. Pause and resume playback. Rewind or fast-forward by dragging the bar. Adjust the volume. Move the control panel to the left. Move the control panel to the right. Switch to the pop-up video player. Change screen ratio. Skip to the previous video. Tap and hold to rewind. Skip to the next video. Tap and hold to fast-forward. Drag your finger up or down on the left side of the playback screen to adjust the brightness, or drag your finger up or down on the right side of the playback screen to adjust the volume. To rewind or fast-forward, swipe to the left or right on the playback screen. 44 Applications Music Listen to music sorted by category and customise playback settings. Tap Music on the Apps screen. Select a category, and then select a song to play. Tap the album image at the bottom of the screen to open the music player screen. Access additional options. Open the playlist. Access the sound quality and effects settings. Set the file as your favourite song. Adjust the volume. Turn on shuffle. Change the repeat mode. Skip to the previous song. Tap and hold to rewind. Skip to the next song. Tap and hold to fast-forward. Pause and resume playback. 45 Applications Internet Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to access them conveniently. 1 Tap Internet on the Apps screen. 2 Tap the address field. 3 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go. To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen. Refresh the current webpage. Move to the previously visited page. Access additional options. View your bookmarks, saved webpages, and recent history. Close the tab. Open a new tab. Open the homepage. 46 Applications My Files Access and manage various files stored in the device or in other locations, such as cloud storage services. On the Apps screen, tap My Files. • Recent files: View recent files. • Category: View files by category. • Local storage: View files stored in the device. • Cloud storage: View files stored in the cloud storage service. • STORAGE USAGE: View your device’s memory information. To search for files or folders, tap SEARCH. Family Square Introduction Share images with your family using this app and stay connected with them. You can also set your shared content and content stored in your device as a screensaver. To share images, you should register your mobile device to this device and then send an invitation to your family members. Refer to the help information for more information. Tap Family Square on the Apps screen. • You may incur additional charges when sharing content via the mobile network. • This app is compatible only with Samsung Android devices running Android OS 5.0 or higher. • This app may not be compatible with some devices depending on the region or service provider. 47 Applications Adding and managing content in Family Square Create content to share with your family. When you create or select content to share, a notification will appear on your family members’ devices. On the Apps screen, tap Family Square. Adding images On the Family Square main screen, tap . • : Take a photo, tap OK, draw or add text on the image, and then tap SAVE. • : Select an image in Gallery, draw or add text on the image, and then tap SAVE. Managing content To delete content from the Family Square main screen, tap MORE → Delete. To view content by filter, tap MORE → Filter. To hide content from the screensaver, tap . Viewing shared images as a screensaver On the Apps screen, tap Family Square → SCREEN SAVER. The images you pinned with the icon on the Family Square main screen will be displayed as a screensaver. To display more images from other sources, open the Family Square main screen, tap MORE → Settings → Image settings, and then select sources to display images from. To return to the Family Square main screen, tap the screen. 48 Applications Camera Introduction Take photos and record videos using various settings. Basic shooting You can take photos or record videos. View your photos and videos in Gallery. Tap Camera on the Apps screen. Camera etiquette • Do not take photos or record videos of other people without their permission. • Do not take photos or record videos where legally prohibited. • Do not take photos or record videos in places where you may violate other people’s privacy. Taking photos or recording videos 1 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. 2 Tap to take a photo or tap to record a video. To capture an image from the video while recording, tap Capture. Preview thumbnail Quick settings Take a photo. Camera settings Record a video. • The camera automatically shuts off when unused. • Make sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in some modes that require high resolutions. 49 Applications Camera settings Quick settings On the preview screen, use the following quick settings. • : Select a filter effect to use when taking photos or recording videos. • : Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo. • : Take a photo with lightened faces for gentler images. • : Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher quality photos, but they will take up more memory. Camera settings On the preview screen, tap . • Video size (front): Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher quality videos, but they will take up more memory. • Gesture control: Set the device to detect your palm, so you can use it to take selfportraits. • Save pictures as previewed: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original scene, when taking photos with the front camera. • Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects. • Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo. • GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions. • Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet. To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting. • Review pictures: Set the device to show photos after capturing them. • Storage location: Select the memory location for storage. • Reset settings: Reset the camera settings. 50 Applications Gallery Introduction View and manage photos and videos stored in the device. Viewing images or videos 1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen. 2 Select an image or a video. Video files show the icon on the preview thumbnail. To play a video, tap . Move to the previous screen. More options Share the image with others. Modify the image. Add the image to favourites. Delete the image. To hide or show the menus, tap the screen. 51 Applications Deleting images or videos Deleting an image or a video Select an image or a video and tap Delete at the bottom of the screen. Deleting multiple images and videos 1 On the Gallery main screen, tap and hold an image or a video to delete. 2 Tick the images or videos to delete. 3 Tap DELETE. Email Setting up email accounts Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time. 1 Tap Email on the Apps screen. 2 Enter the email address and password, and then tap NEXT. To manually register a company email account, tap MANUAL SETUP. 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. To set up another email account, tap MORE → Settings → Add account. If you have more than one email account, you can set one as the default account. Tap MORE → Settings → SET DEFAULT ACCOUNT. 52 Applications Sending emails 1 Tap to compose an email. 2 Add recipients and enter an email text. 3 Tap SEND to send the mail. Reading emails On the emails list, tap an email to read. Contacts Introduction Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device. Adding contacts Creating contacts manually 1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen. 2 Tap and select a storage location. 3 Enter contact information. • : Add an image. • / : Add or delete a contact field. 4 Tap SAVE. 53 Applications Importing contacts Import contacts from storage services to your device. 1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen. 2 On the contacts list, tap MORE → Settings → Import/Export contacts → IMPORT and select an import option. Searching for contacts On the Apps screen, tap Contacts. Use one of the following search methods: • Scroll up or down the contacts list. • Drag a finger along the index at the left side of the contacts list to scroll through it quickly. • Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria. Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions: • : Add to favourite contacts. • : Compose an email. 54 Applications Smart Manager Introduction The Smart manager provides an overview of the status of your device’s battery, storage, RAM, and system security. You can also automatically optimise the device with one tap of your finger. Using the quick optimisation feature On the Apps screen, tap Smart Manager → CLEAN ALL. The quick optimisation feature improves device performance through the following actions. • Identifying apps that use excessive battery power and clearing some memory. • Deleting unnecessary files and closing apps running in the background. • Scanning for malware. 55 Applications Using the Smart manager On the Apps screen, tap Smart Manager and select a feature. Battery Check the remaining battery power and time to use the device. For devices with low battery levels, conserve battery power by activating power saving features and closing apps that are consuming an excessive amount of battery power. The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating conditions. Storage Check the status of used and available memory capacity. You can delete unused and residual files or uninstall apps that you do not use any more. RAM Check the amount of available RAM. You can close background apps and reduce the amount of RAM you are using to speed up your device. Device security Check the device’s security status. This feature scans your device for malware. 56 Applications S Planner Introduction Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or tasks in your planner. Creating events 1 Tap S Planner on the Apps screen. 2 Tap or double-tap a date. If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap . 3 Enter event details. Enter a title. Select a calendar to use or sync with. Set a start and end date for the event. Set an alarm. Enter the location of the event. Attach a map showing the location of the event. Add more details. 4 Tap SAVE to save the event. 57 Applications Creating tasks 1 Tap S Planner on the Apps screen. 2 Tap TASKS. 3 Enter task details and tap TODAY or TOMORROW to set a due date. To add more details, tap . 4 Tap SAVE to save the task. Syncing events and tasks with your accounts On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accounts, select an account service, and then tap the Sync Calendar switch to sync events and tasks with the account. To add accounts to sync with, open the Apps screen and tap S Planner → MORE → Manage calendars → Add account. Then, select an account to sync with and sign in. When an account is added, a green circle is displayed next to the account name. 58 Applications SideSync Introduction SideSync allows you to easily share your screen and data between Samsung Android smartphones, tablets, and any computers. After you connect your devices, a virtual screen will appear on the connected tablet or computer. You can check notifications, such as messages, from the dashboard or in pop-up windows. Before you start • The SideSync app must be installed on both devices that you want to connect. If SideSync is not installed, use one of the following methods to download and install it: – – To download and install SideSync on your Samsung Android tablet or smartphone, search for SideSync in Galaxy Apps or Play Store. If your device does not support SideSync, you may not be able to find the app. – – To download and install SideSync on your computer, visit www.samsung.com/sidesync. On the webpage, you can also find the information about SideSync system requirements. • To wirelessly connect devices, they must support Wi-Fi Direct and be connected to the same access point. 59 Applications Connecting to computers or smartphones Connecting to a computer 1 Connect your tablet to your computer using a USB cable. Alternatively, connect both devices to the same access point. 2 Launch SideSync on both devices. 3 Tap START on your tablet. Both devices will scan each other and connect. Then, the dashboard will appear on your computer. Connecting to a smartphone via Wi-Fi Direct 1 Launch SideSync on both your tablet and smartphone. 2 Tap START on both devices. Both devices will scan each other and connect. 60 Applications 3 On your tablet, select your smartphone from the detected devices list. 4 On the smartphone, accept the connection request. The dashboard will appear on your tablet. Connecting devices automatically When two devices have been previously connected, you can set them to reconnect automatically. Connecting the devices via USB or Wi-Fi Direct automatically launches SideSync. If the devices are connected to the same access point, place them near each other to connect them. To stop using the auto connection feature, on the tablet, tap SideSync → MORE → Settings, and then tap the Auto connect devices switch to deactivate it. Alternatively, on the dashboard, tap MORE → Settings → Connections and deactivate the auto connection feature. 61 Applications Using the dashboard Launch frequently used apps or view notifications from your tablet. When you tap a notification, the related app or program will launch. The following is an image of the tablet’s dashboard on the computer. Minimise the dashboard. Access additional options. Close the dashboard. Turn on the virtual tablet screen. Add more applications. Tap a notification and perform various actions. You can rearrange or delete apps when you right-click on an app icon. Continuing media playback You can pause music or videos on your tablet and continue playback on another device. On the dashboard, select the play button on the music controller or a video notification. Playback will pause on your tablet and start playing on your other device. The connected device’s music controller and a video notification will appear only when you play media files via the default music or video app. Sharing a webpage You can open a webpage on your tablet and display it in the web browser of the connected device. While browsing webpages on your tablet, a web access notification will appear on the dashboard. On the dashboard, select the notification. Then, the same webpage will appear on your connected device. 62 Applications Sharing your tablet’s hotspot (mobile network-enabled models) You can share your tablet’s mobile data connection with computers if an Internet connection is not available. You may incur additional charges when using this feature. On the dashboard, tap MORE → Enable Mobile hotspot. The tablet’s mobile hotspot will be activated. Using the virtual screen SideSync mirrors a device’s screen on another device. You can use a device’s functions via the virtual screen. The following is an image of the virtual tablet screen on the computer. On the dashboard, tap Tablet screen. • Some functions may not work through the virtual screen. • The appearance and functions of the virtual screen may vary depending on the connected device. Minimise the virtual screen. Close the virtual screen. Maximise the virtual screen. 63 Applications Tap to use the following options: • Always on top: Set the virtual screen to always stay on top. • Rotate: Rotate the screen. • Capture: Capture a screenshot. • Enable Presentation mode: Turn on the tablet’s screen to control it from both your computer and tablet. This feature may not be available depending on the connected device. To move the virtual screen, click and drag the top of the virtual screen to a new location. To adjust the size of the virtual screen, place the mouse pointer over the edge of the virtual screen, then click and drag it. Switching between screens To use your tablet’s actual screen, press the Power key on your tablet. The virtual screen turns off and the tablet’s screen turns on. To return to the virtual screen, click the virtual tablet screen on the computer. The actual screen turns off and the virtual screen turns on. You can view and control the virtual screen and the connected device’s screen → Enable Presentation mode to turn simultaneously. On the virtual screen, tap on the connected device’s screen. This feature may not be available depending on the connected device. Sharing files and clipboard Copying files to the computer 1 Click and hold a file to enter edit mode on the virtual tablet screen. 2 Tick more files to copy. 3 Click and hold the selected files, and then drag and drop them outside of the virtual screen. The files will be copied to the intended location. 64 Applications For example, when you move an image from your tablet to an open Word document on your computer, the image will be inserted into the Word document. Copying files to your tablet Select files on the computer and drag them to the dashboard or the virtual tablet screen. The files will be saved in the My Files → Device storage → SideSync folder. While composing a message or an email on the virtual screen, the copied files will be attached to the message or email being composed. When the tablet’s virtual screen and actual screen are turned on, you cannot share files. Sharing clipboard You can conveniently copy and paste text between the connected devices via the clipboard sharing feature. Copy or cut text from the virtual screen and paste it into a text field outside of the virtual screen, or vice versa. 65 Applications Sharing the computer’s keyboard and mouse Use your tablet’s screen as a dual monitor and control it with the computer’s keyboard and mouse. 1 On the dashboard, tap MORE → Enable Keyboard and mouse sharing. If the virtual screen is open, it will disappear from the computer’s screen. 2 Move the mouse pointer to the left or right edge of the computer’s screen to go to your tablet’s screen. The mouse pointer will appear on your tablet’s screen. 3 On your tablet, use the computer’s keyboard and mouse to perform actions, such as entering text, copying and pasting, and selecting items. To control the computer with the mouse again, return the pointer to the computer’s screen. 66 Applications Memo Create memos and organise them by category. On the Apps screen, tap Memo. Composing memos Tap on the memos list and enter a memo. While composing a memo, use the following options: • Category: Create or set a category. • Image: Insert images. • Voice: Make a voice recording to insert. • Tasks: Add tick boxes at the beginning of each row to create a list of tasks. To save the memo, tap SAVE. To edit a memo, tap a memo, and then tap the content of the memo. Searching for memos Tap SEARCH on the memos list and enter a keyword to search for memos that include the keyword. 67 Applications Clock Introduction Set alarms, check the current time in many cities around the world, time an event, or set a specific duration. ALARM On the Apps screen, tap Clock → ALARM. Setting alarms Set an alarm time and tap SAVE. To open the keypad to enter an alarm time, tap KEYPAD. To activate or deactivate alarms, tap the clock icon next to the alarm in the alarms list. Stopping alarms Tap DISMISS to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze option, tap SNOOZE to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time. Deleting alarms Tap on an alarm in the list of alarms. 68 Applications WORLD CLOCK On the Apps screen, tap Clock → WORLD CLOCK. Creating clocks Enter a city name or select a city from the globe, and then tap Deleting clocks Tap on a clock. STOPWATCH 1 On the Apps screen, tap Clock → STOPWATCH. 2 Tap START to time an event. To record lap times while timing an event, tap LAP. 3 Tap STOP to stop timing. To restart the timing, tap RESUME. To clear lap times, tap RESET. TIMER 1 On the Apps screen, tap Clock → TIMER. 2 Set the duration, and then tap START. To open the keypad to enter the duration, tap KEYPAD. 3 Tap DISMISS when the timer goes off. 69 . Applications Calculator Perform simple or complex calculations. Tap Calculator on the Apps screen. To see the calculation history, tap HISTORY. To close the calculation history panel, tap KEYPAD. To clear the history, tap HISTORY → CLEAR HISTORY. Google apps Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google account to access some apps. Refer to Accounts for more information. To view more app information, access each app’s help menu. Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the region or service provider. Chrome Search for information and browse webpages. Gmail Send or receive emails via the Google Mail service. Maps Find your location on the map, search for locations, and view location information for various places. Play Music Discover, listen to, and share music on your device. 70 Applications Play Movies & TV Watch videos stored on your device and download various content to watch from Play Store. Drive Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others. YouTube Watch or create videos and share them with others. Photos Search for, manage, and edit all your photos and videos from various sources in one place. Hangouts Chat with your friends individually or in groups and use images, emoticons, and video calls while you are chatting. Google Search quickly for items on the Internet or your device. Voice Search Search quickly for items by saying a keyword or phrase. Google Settings Configure settings for some features provided by Google. 71 Settings Introduction Customise settings for functions and apps. You can make your device more personalised by configuring various setting options. On the Apps screen, tap Settings. To search for settings by entering keywords, tap SEARCH. Wi-Fi Connecting to a Wi-Fi network Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other network devices. • Your device uses a non-harmonised frequency and is intended for use in all European countries. The WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors. • Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use. 1 On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it. 2 Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list. Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon. 72 Settings 3 Tap CONNECT. Once the device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will reconnect to that network each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the device connecting to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks and tap FORGET. Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point. 1 On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it. 2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct. The detected devices are listed. If the device you want to connect to is not in the list, request that the device turns on its Wi-Fi Direct feature. 3 Select a device to connect to. The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Wi-Fi Direct connection request. Sending and receiving data You can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image to another device. 1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen. 2 Select an image. 3 Tap Share → Wi-Fi Direct, select a device to transfer the image to, and then tap SHARE. 4 Accept the Wi-Fi Direct connection request on the other device. If the devices are already connected, the image will be sent to the other device without the connection request procedure. 73 Settings Ending the device connection 1 Tap Wi-Fi on the Settings screen. 2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct. The device displays the connected devices in the list. 3 Tap the device name to disconnect the devices. Bluetooth Introduction Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. • Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or received via Bluetooth. • Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating distance may be reduced. • Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth SIG, may be incompatible with your device. • Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes). Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth feature. 74 Settings Pairing with other Bluetooth devices 1 On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth, and then tap the switch to activate it. The detected devices are listed. 2 Select a device to pair with. If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its visibility option. Refer to the other device’s user manuals. Your device is visible to other devices while the Bluetooth settings screen is open. 3 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on your device to confirm. The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Bluetooth connection request. Sending and receiving data Many apps support data transfer via Bluetooth. You can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other Bluetooth devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image to another device. 1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen. 2 Select an image. 3 Tap Share → Bluetooth, and then select a device to transfer the image to. If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming the auto-generated passkey. If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its visibility option. 4 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on the other device. 75 Settings Unpairing Bluetooth devices 1 Tap Bluetooth on the Settings screen. The device displays the paired devices in the list. 2 Tap next to the device name to unpair. 3 Tap Unpair. Flight mode This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services. On the Settings screen, tap Flight mode. Mobile hotspot and tethering (mobile networkenabled models) Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices when the network connection is not available. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth. On the Settings screen, tap Mobile hotspot and tethering. You may incur additional charges when using this feature. • Mobile hotspot: Use the mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with computers or other devices. • Bluetooth tethering: Use Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile data connection with computers or other devices via Bluetooth. • USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile data connection with a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless modem for the computer. 76 Settings Using the mobile hotspot Use your device as a mobile hotspot to share your device’s mobile data connection with other devices. 1 On the Settings screen, tap Mobile hotspot and tethering → Mobile hotspot. 2 Tap the switch to activate it. The icon appears on the status bar. Other devices can find your device in the Wi-Fi networks list. To set a password for the mobile hotspot, tap MORE → Configure Mobile hotspot and select the level of security. Then, enter a password and tap SAVE. 3 On the other device’s screen, search for and select your device from the Wi-Fi networks list. 4 On the connected device, use the device’s mobile data connection to access the Internet. Data usage Keep track of your data usage amount. On the Settings screen, tap Data usage. Data usage (mobile network-enabled models) Keep track of your data usage amount and customise the settings for the limitation. On the Settings screen, tap Data usage. • Mobile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network. • Set mobile data limit: Set a limit for mobile data usage. • Background data: Prevent apps that are running in the background from using a mobile data connection. → Change cycle. To change the monthly reset date for the monitoring period, tap 77 Settings Limiting data usage 1 On the Settings screen, tap Data usage and tap the Set mobile data limit switch to activate it. 2 Drag the limit adjustment bar upwards or downwards to set the limit. 3 Drag the warning adjustment bar upwards or downwards to set a data usage alert level. The device will alert you when the warning level is reached. Mobile networks (mobile network-enabled models) Configure your mobile network settings. On the Settings screen, tap Mobile networks. • Data roaming: Set the device to use data connections when you are roaming. • Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs). • Network mode: Select a network type. • Network operators: Search for available networks and manually register a network. More connection settings Options Customise settings to control other features. On the Settings screen, tap More connection settings. • Printing: Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search for available printers or add one manually to print files. Refer to Printing for more information. 78 Settings • Download booster (mobile network-enabled models): Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi and mobile networks simultaneously. Refer to Download booster for more information. • VPN: Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs). Printing Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can connect the device to a printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents. Some printers may not be compatible with the device. Adding printer plug-ins Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to. 1 On the Settings screen, tap More connection settings → Printing → Download plug-in. 2 Search for a printer plug-in in Play Store. 3 Select a printer plug-in and install it. 4 Select the printer plug-in and tap the switch to activate it. The device searches for printers that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. To add printers manually, tap MORE → Add printer → ADD PRINTER. To change print settings, tap MORE → Printing settings. Printing content While viewing content, such as images or documents, tap Share → Print → printers, and then select a printer. 79 → All Settings Download booster Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi and mobile networks simultaneously. A stronger Wi-Fi signal will provide a faster download speed. On the Settings screen, tap More connection settings → Download booster. • This feature may not be supported by some devices. • You may incur additional charges when downloading files via the mobile network. • When you download large files, the device may heat up. If the device exceeds a set temperature, the feature will turn off. • If network signals are unstable, the speed and performance of this feature may be affected. • If the Wi-Fi and mobile network connections have significantly different data transfer speeds, the device may use only the fastest connection. • This feature supports Hypertext Transmission Protocol (HTTP) 1.1 and Hypertext Transmission Protocol Secure (HTTPS). The feature cannot be used with other protocols, such as FTP. Sounds and notifications Change settings for various sounds on the device. On the Settings screen, tap Sounds and notifications. • Sound mode: Set the device to use sound mode or silent mode. • Volume: Adjust the volume level for music and videos, system sounds, and notifications. • Sounds: Change the ringtone and system sound settings. • Sound quality and effects: Configure additional sound settings. • Do not disturb: Set the device to mute notification sounds, except for allowed exceptions. • Notifications on lock screen: Set whether or not to show the content of notifications on the locked screen. • App notifications: Change the notification settings for each app. 80 Settings Display Change the display settings. On the Settings screen, tap Display. • Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display. • Font: Change the font size and type. • Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s backlight. • Daydream: Set the device to launch a screensaver when the device is charging. Applications Manage the device’s apps and change their settings. On the Settings screen, tap Applications. • Application manager: View and manage the apps on your device. • Default applications: Select a default setting for using apps. • Application settings: Customise the settings for each app. Users Set up additional user accounts for other users to use the device with personalised settings, such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more. Following types of user accounts are available: • Owner: The owner account is created only when setting up the device for the first time, and cannot be created more than one. This account has full control of the device including user account management. You can add or delete user accounts only when using this account. 81 Settings • Guest: This account allows guests to access the device. Information and data used during a guest session is temporarily stored. Each time you use this account, you are asked whether to continue the previous guest session or reset it. • User: This account allows users to access their own apps and content, and customise the device settings that affect all accounts. • User (restricted profile): A restricted account can only access the apps and content allowed by the owner account, and cannot use the services that require logging in. Adding users 1 On the Settings screen, tap Users. 2 Tap Add user or profile → User → SET UP NOW. The device will switch to a new user account and the default locked screen will appear on the screen. 3 Unlock the device and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup. Adding restricted profiles 1 On the Settings screen, tap Users. 2 Tap Add user or profile → User (restricted profile). If you are not using a secure screen lock method with the owner account, follow the onscreen instructions to set one up. 3 Select the apps and content that restricted users are allowed to access. 82 Settings Switching users Tap the user account icon at the top of the locked screen or the notification panel, and then select an account to switch to. Locked screen Notification panel Managing users When using the owner account, you can delete accounts or change the settings for restricted accounts. To delete a user account, tap next to an account to delete it. To change the settings for a restricted account, tap account by tapping . next to an account. You can delete the Wallpaper Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen. On the Settings screen, tap Wallpaper. 83 Settings Lock screen and security Change the settings for securing the device. On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security. The available options may vary depending on the screen lock method selected. • Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method. • Show information: Change settings for the items displayed on the locked screen. • Unlock effect: Select an effect that you see when you unlock the screen. • Secure lock settings: Change screen lock settings for the selected lock method. • Find My Mobile: Activate or deactivate the Find My Mobile feature. This feature can help you locate your device if it is lost or stolen. You can also access the Find my mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) to track and control your lost or stolen device. • Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources. • Other security settings: Configure additional security settings. Privacy Change the settings for maintaining your privacy. On the Settings screen, tap Privacy. • Location: Change settings for location information permissions. • Report diagnostic info: Set the device to automatically send the device’s diagnostic and usage information to Samsung. 84 Settings Accessibility Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the device. On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility. • Vision: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually impaired users. • Hearing: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users with hearing impairment. • Dexterity and interaction: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users who have reduced dexterity. • Direction lock: Change the directional combination settings for unlocking the screen. • Notification reminder: Set the device to alert you to notifications that you have not checked at the interval. • Single tap mode: Set the device to control notifications by tapping the button instead of dragging it. • Manage accessibility: Export or import the accessibility settings to share them with other devices. • Services: View accessibility services installed on the device. Accounts Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with. Adding accounts Some apps used on your device require a registered account. Create accounts to have the best experience with your device. 1 On the Settings screen, tap Accounts → Add account. 2 Select an account service. 85 Settings 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup. To sync content with your accounts, select an account and select items to sync. Registering Samsung accounts You need a Samsung account when using some Samsung apps. You can back up or restore data saved in the device to your Samsung account. Register your Samsung account to the device to conveniently use Samsung services. 1 On the Settings screen, tap Accounts → Add account. 2 Tap Samsung account. 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup. Once your Samsung account has been registered, you can use apps requiring your Samsung account without the sign in procedure. Removing accounts On the Settings screen, tap Accounts, select an account name, select the account to remove, and then tap MORE → Remove account. Backup and reset Change the settings for managing settings and data. On the Settings screen, tap Backup and reset. • Back up my data: Back up your personal information and app data to the Samsung server. You can also set the device to automatically back up data. • Restore: Restore previously backed up personal information and app data from your Samsung account. 86 Settings • Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account. • Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and app data to the Google server. • Automatic restore: Set the device to automatically restore settings and app data from the Google server when apps are reinstalled. • Auto restart: Set the device to automatically optimise and restart itself at preset times for optimal performance. • Factory data reset: Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data. Language and input Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the selected language. On the Settings screen, tap Language and input. • Language: Select a display language for all menus and apps. • Default keyboard: Select a default keyboard type for text input. • Samsung keyboard: Change the Samsung keyboard settings. • Google voice typing: Change the voice input settings. • Voice input: Select a default voice input service. You can also change settings for each service. • Text-to-speech options: Change the text-to-speech settings. • Pointer speed: Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device. 87 Settings Battery View battery power information and change power saving options. On the Settings screen, tap Battery. The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating conditions. • Power saving mode: Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for powersaving mode. Refer to Power saving mode for more information. • Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life. Storage View memory information for your device. On the Settings screen, tap Storage. The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified capacity because the operating system and default apps occupy part of the memory. The available capacity may change when you update the device. 88 Settings Date and time Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date. On the Settings screen, tap Date and time. If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date is reset. • Automatic date and time: Automatically update the time and date when moving across time zones. • Automatic time zone (mobile network-enabled models): Set the device to receive time zone information from the network when you move across time zones. • Set date: Set the current date manually. • Set time: Set the current time manually. • Select time zone: Set the home time zone. • Use 24-hour format: Display time in 24-hour format. User manual View help information to learn how to use the device and apps or configure important settings. On the Settings screen, tap User manual. About device Access device information, edit the device name, or update device software. On the Settings screen, tap About device. 89 Appendix Troubleshooting Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some situations may not apply to your device. When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it prompts you to enter one of the following codes: • Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set for the device. • PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by using the Lock SIM card menu. • PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider. • PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with the SIM or USIM card. For more information, contact your service provider. Your device displays network or service error messages • When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly. • You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact your service provider. Your device does not turn on When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Fully charge the battery before turning on the device. 90 Appendix The touchscreen responds slowly or improperly • If you attach a protective cover or optional accessories to the touchscreen, the touchscreen may not function properly. • If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touchscreen, or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touchscreen may malfunction. • The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water. • Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs. • Ensure that your device software is updated to the latest version. • If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre. Your device freezes or has fatal errors If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or turn off the device and turn it on again. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume key down simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it. If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → RESET DEVICE → ERASE EVERYTHING. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service Centre. The Internet is often disconnected • Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal antenna. • When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station. Move to another area and try again. • When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to issues with the service provider’s network. 91 Appendix The battery icon is empty Your battery is low. Charge the battery. The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved chargers) • Ensure that the charger is connected properly. • Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced. The battery depletes faster than when first purchased • When you expose the device or the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the useful charge may be reduced. • Battery consumption increases when you use messaging features or some apps, such as games or the Internet. • The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time. Your device is hot to the touch When you use apps that require more power or use apps on your device for an extended period of time, your device may feel hot to the touch. This is normal and should not affect your device’s lifespan or performance. Error messages appear when launching the camera Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera app. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following: • Charge the battery. • Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device. • Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre. 92 Appendix Photo quality is poorer than the preview • The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the photography techniques you use. • If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images may be out of focus. Error messages appear when opening multimedia files If you receive error messages or multimedia files do not play when you open them on your device, try the following: • Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device. • Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file. • Ensure that the file formats are supported by the device. If a file format is not supported, such as DivX or AC3, install an app that supports it. To confirm the file formats that your device supports, visit www.samsung.com. • Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos captured by other devices may not work properly. • Your device supports multimedia files that are authorised by your network service provider or providers of additional services. Some content circulated on the Internet, such as ringtones, videos, or wallpapers, may not work properly. Another Bluetooth device is not located • Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your device. • Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on the device you wish to connect to. • Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum Bluetooth range (10 m). If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre. 93 Appendix A connection is not established when you connect the device to a computer • Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your device. • Ensure that you have the proper driver installed and updated on your computer. • If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher installed on your computer. Your device cannot find your current location GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations. Data stored in the device has been lost Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored in the device. A small gap appears around the outside of the device case • This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of parts may occur. • Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly. 94 Appendix Removing the battery • To remove the battery, you must visit an authorised service centre with the provided instructions. • For your safety, you must not attempt to remove the battery. If the battery is not properly removed, it may lead to damage to the battery and device, cause personal injury, and/or result in the device being unsafe. • Samsung does not accept liability for any damage or loss (whether in contract or tort, including negligence) which may arise from failure to precisely follow these warnings and instructions, other than death or personal injury caused by Samsung’s negligence. 1 Remove the stand. 2 Loosen and remove the screws at the location points and remove the back cover. 3 Loosen and remove the screws from the battery. 4 Disconnect the battery connector and remove the battery. 95 Copyright Copyright © 2015 Samsung Electronics This manual is protected under international copyright laws. No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of Samsung Electronics. Trademarks • SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics. • Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide. • Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. • All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
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