User Guide
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Table of Contents
Special Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
Learn About Your Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Bixby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Front View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Edge Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Flexible Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Water and Dust Resistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Set Up Your Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Notification Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Customize Your Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Bixby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Assemble Your Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Entering Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Start Using Your Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Face Recognition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Set Up Your Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Fingerprint Scanner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Iris Scanner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Internet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Multi Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Message+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Emergency Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Edge Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
My Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50
Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Using Apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Samsung Connect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Applications Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Samsung Gear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Calculator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Samsung Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Samsung Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Camera and Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Verizon Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
How to Use Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Wi-Fi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Google Apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
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Phone Visibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Sounds and Vibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Data Usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Sound Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Airplane Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Easy Mute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
NFC and Payment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Vibrations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Mobile Hotspot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Tethering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Ringtone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Mobile Networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Notification Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Do Not Disturb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Nearby Device Scanning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
System Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Key-Tap Feedback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
MirrorLink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Sound Quality and Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Download Booster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Separate App Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Virtual Private Networks (VPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Block App Notifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Customize App Notifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
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Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Wallpapers and Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Screen Brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Wallpapers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Blue Light Filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Screen Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Icons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Screen Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Always On Displays (AODs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Screen Zoom and Font. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Device Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Full Screen Apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Easy Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Performance Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Icon Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
LED Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Emergency Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Status Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Language and Input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Navigation Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Screen Timeout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Keep Screen Turned Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Factory Data Reset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Screen Saver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
System Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
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Lock Screen and Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Set a Screen Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Add an Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Always On Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Backup and Reset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Lock Screen and AOD Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Google Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Samsung Pass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Accessibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Unknown Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Vision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Secure Folder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Secure Startup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Dexterity and Interaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Encrypt SD Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
More Accessibility Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Set Up SIM Card Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Accessibility Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
View Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Other Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Security Update Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Phone Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Manage Game Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Credential Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Phone Assistance App. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Advanced Security Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Report Diagnostic Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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About Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Simulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Samsung Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Verizon Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Legal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Legal Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
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Special Features
Learn about your mobile
device’s special features.
Bixby
Fingerprint Scanner
Use your fingerprint as an alternative to entering
passwords in certain apps. You can also use your
fingerprint to verify your identity when logging in to
your Samsung account.
Bixby allows you to quickly set reminders, create voice
dictation, and search and access content on your phone
and on the Internet.
For more information, see “Bixby” on page 30.
For more information, see “Fingerprint Scanner” on
page 37.
Edge Screen
Iris Scanner
The Edge screen provides a variety of useful tools for
notifications, information feeds, and timekeeping.
Flexible Security
Use iris recognition as an alternative to entering
passwords in certain apps. You can also use your eyes
to verify your identity when logging in to your Samsung
account.
Use your face, fingerprint, or iris to unlock your device.
For more information, see “Iris Scanner” on page 38.
For more information see “Edge Screen” on page 45.
Face Recognition
Configure facial recognition security to add an extra
layer of security when using your phone.
For more information, see “Face Recognition” on
page 36.
Special Features
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Water and Dust
Resistance
This device is rated IP68 using the Ingress Protection
rating system.
For more information, see “Maintaining Water and
Dust Resistance” on page 201.
Special Features
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Getting Started
Learn about your mobile
device hardware, assembly
procedures, and how to get
started using your new device.
Set Up Your
Device
Learn how to set up your device for the first time.
Assemble Your Device
Caution: Exercise care when using the removal tool to
eject the internal SIM card/Memory card tray.
This section helps you to assemble your device.
1. Insert the removal tool into the hole on the
SIM card/Memory card tray, and then push until the
tray pops out.
Install the SIM Card and a
Memory Card
2. Place the SIM card on the tray.
When you subscribe to a cellular network, you are
provided with a plug-in SIM card. During activation,
your SIM card is loaded with your subscription details,
such as your Personal Identification Number (PIN),
available optional services, and other features.
• Make sure that the card’s gold contacts face
down into the device and that the card is
positioned as shown.
3. Place the memory card on the tray with the gold
contacts facing down.
Warning: Please be careful when handling the SIM card
to avoid damaging it. Keep all SIM cards out of reach of
small children.
You can also install an optional microSD™, microSDHC™,
or microSDXC™ memory card (not included) to add more
memory space to your device. A memory card can be
installed at any time. It is not necessary to install it
prior to using the device.
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4. Slide the SIM card/Memory card tray back into
the slot.
Your device is powered by a rechargeable, standard
Li-Ion battery. A USB charger (charging head and USB
cable) is included with the device for charging the
battery from any standard outlet.
Note: Your device is IP68 rated for dust and water
resistance. To maintain the water-resistant and
dust‑resistant features of your device, make sure
that the SIM card/Memory card tray openings are
maintained free of dust and water, and the tray is
securely inserted prior to any exposure to liquids.
For more information, refer to “Maintaining Water and
Dust Resistance” on page 201.
The battery comes partially charged. You can use the
device while charging.
Note: For fastest charging times, use the Adaptive
Fast Charger that came with your device. This charger
provides faster charging only when connected to
devices that support Adaptive Fast Charging.
1. Insert the USB cable into the USB charger/
Accessory port.
Charge the Battery
Note: You should dry the inside of the charging port
before inserting a power connector to charge your
device. If the charging port is not fully dry, your device
may operate abnormally. For example, it may charge
more slowly or overheat. For more information, refer to
“Maintaining Water and Dust Resistance” on page 201.
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When to Charge the Battery
Caution: Use only charging devices and batteries
approved by Samsung. Samsung accessories are
designed for your device to maximize battery life. Using
other accessories may invalidate your warranty and
may cause damage.
When the battery is low and only a few minutes of
operation remain, the device sounds a warning tone
at regular intervals. In this condition, your device
conserves its remaining battery power by dimming the
screen. When the battery level becomes too low, the
device automatically turns off.
2. Connect the USB cable to the charging head, and
then plug the charging head into a standard outlet.
3. Unplug the charging head from the outlet and
remove the USB cable from the device when
charging is complete.
For a quick check of your battery level:
►► View the battery charge indicator located in the top
right corner of your device’s display. A solid color
( ) indicates a full charge.
Note: This device is also compatible with wireless
charging devices approved by Samsung, which are
sold separately.
While charging, the device and the charger may
become hot when using wireless charging or fast
charging. This does not affect the device’s lifespan or
performance and is in the device’s normal range of
operation.
The charger may stop charging if the battery becomes
too hot.
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Note: The Micro-USB connector does not support
On‑the-Go (OTG) devices such as memory sticks,
external hard drives, or keyboard and mouse
accessories.
If the device heats up while charging the battery:
1. Disconnect the charger from the device and close
any running apps.
2. Wait for the device to cool down, and then begin
charging the device again.
• If the lower part of the device overheats,
check for damage to the connected USB cable.
Replace the damaged USB cable with a new
Samsung‑approved cable.
If using a wireless charger, do not place foreign
materials between the device and the wireless charger.
Micro-USB Connector
Reverse Charging
You can use the included Micro-USB connector to
connect a Micro-USB cable (such as from your old
device) to your new device for charging with the
charging head, or for connecting to a computer.
Set Up Your Device
The included USB connector allows you to charge
another device through a USB cable.
You can also use the USB connector for transferring
contacts, photos, and other content from an old device.
For more information, see “Transfer Data from Your Old
Device” on page 14.
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Start Using Your Device
Lock or Unlock Your Device
Use your device’s screen lock features to secure your
device. By default, the device locks automatically when
the screen times out.
Turn Your Device On or Off
The instructions below explain how to turn your device
on or off.
To lock the device:
►► Press the Power key.
To turn the device on:
The default Screen lock on your device is Swipe. To
choose a more secure screen lock, see “Set a Screen
Lock” on page 173.
►► Press and hold the Power key until the device
turns on.
To turn the device off:
To unlock the device:
1. Press and hold the Power key until the
Device options menu is displayed.
►► Press the Power key or double-tap
Home, and
then drag your finger across the screen.
2. Tap Power off, and confirm if prompted.
Set Up Your Device
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Restart the Device
Voice Assistant provides voice prompts and
descriptions of items on the screen to improve
accessibility.
If your device stops responding to taps or finger
gestures and you are unable to turn it off, you can
restart your device.
Google Account
►► Press and hold the Power key and the
Volume down key at the same time for more than
seven seconds.
Your new device uses your Google™ Account to fully
utilize its Android™ features, including Gmail™,
Google Duo™, and the Google Play™ store.
Set Up Your Device
When you turn on your device for the first time, set
up your existing Google Account or create a new
Google Account.
Use the Set Up Wizard
– or –
The first time you turn your device on, a Welcome
screen is displayed. It guides you through the basics of
setting up your device.
To create a new Google Account or set up your
Google Account on your device at any time, use
Accounts settings.
Follow the prompts to choose a default language,
connect to a Wi-Fi® network, set up accounts, choose
location services, learn about your device’s features,
and more.
Set Up Your Device
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
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2. Tap
Settings > Accounts.
3. Tap
Add account > Google.
Factory Reset Protection
Enable Factory Reset Protection
When you sign in to a Google Account on your device,
Factory Reset Protection is activated. Factory Reset
Protection (FRP) prevents other people from using
your device if it is reset to factory settings without your
permission. For example, if your device is lost or stolen
and a factory data reset is performed, only someone
with your Google Account username and password can
use the device.
Disable Factory Reset Protection
Adding a Google Account to your device automatically
activates the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) security
feature.
To disable FRP, remove all Google Accounts from the
device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
You will not be able to access the device after a factory
data reset if you do not have your Google Account
username and password. For more information, see
“Factory Data Reset” on page 170.
2. Tap
• If you have more than one Google Account set
up on your device, tap the Google Account you
want to remove.
Caution: Before shipping your device back to Samsung
or taking it to your nearest Samsung-authorized service
center, you should remove your Google Account before
resetting the device back to factory settings. For more
information, visit: samsung.com/us/support/frp.
Set Up Your Device
Settings > Accounts > Google.
3. Tap More options > Remove account.
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Samsung Account
Add an Email Account
Create a Samsung account for access to Samsung
content and apps on your device. When you turn on
your device for the first time, set up your existing
Samsung account or create a new Samsung account.
Use the Email app to view and manage all your email
accounts in one app.
When you turn on your device for the first time, set
up your existing email account or create a new email
account.
– or –
To create a new Samsung account or set up your
Samsung account on your device at any time, use
Accounts settings.
– or –
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
To create a new email account or set up your email
account on your device at any time, use Accounts
settings.
2. Tap
Settings > Accounts.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
3. Tap
Add account > Samsung account.
2. Tap
Settings > Accounts.
3. Tap
Add account > Email.
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Transfer Data from Your Old Device
1. Select Smart Switch during setup.
– or –
Use Smart Switch to transfer contacts, photos, and
other content from your old device. You can also use
the included USB connector to copy content quickly
and easily from your old device, without installing the
Smart Switch app.
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From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps >
Settings > Backup and reset > Smart Switch.
2. Follow the prompts and select the content to
transfer.
Visit samsung.com/smartswitch for more information
and to learn how to use the USB connector to transfer
content faster.
Note: The USB option must be set to Media device
(MTP) on the other device. Transferring content with
a USB cable may increase battery consumption. Make
sure your battery is fully charged.
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Set Up Your Voicemail
You can access your voicemail from a Home screen.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Phone, and then touch and hold the
1 key.
3. Follow the tutorial to create a password, record a
greeting, and record your name.
For more information on voice mail, see “Voicemail” on
page 110.
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Learn About
Your Device
Learn some of the key features of your mobile
device, including the screens and icons, as well as
how to navigate the device and enter text using the
keyboard.
Front View
Earpiece
Proximity sensors
Front camera
Iris detection LED
Iris scanner
Volume keys
Power key
Bixby key
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• Proximity sensor
-- Turns off the screen and disables touch
• Volume keys
-- Adjust the volume for ringtones, calls,
functionality when the device is in close
proximity to the human body.
notifications, and system sounds.
-- In the camera app, press a volume key to take a
-- Turns the screen back on and enables touch
photo.
functionality when the device is outside a
specific range to the human body.
• Bixby key
-- Launch the Bixby voice assistant. For more
• Power key
-- Briefly press to turn the screen on or off.
-- Press and hold to select a power control option.
-- Press twice quickly to launch the camera.
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Back View
Rear camera
Microphone
Flash
Fingerprint sensor
Heart rate sensor
Headset jack
Speaker
Microphone
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Home Screen
Status bar
Edge screen
Home screen indicator
App shortcuts
Recent apps
Back
Home
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Status Bar
The Status bar at the top of the Home screen provides
device information (such as network status, battery
charge, and time) on the right side and notification
alerts on the left.
Status Icons
Battery full
4G LTE™ active
Battery low
Signal strength
Battery charging
Network not available
Vibrate mode
Wi-Fi active
Mute mode
Wi-Fi available
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Notification Icons
Missed call
New message
Call in progress
File download in progress
Call on hold
File upload in progress
New email
GPS active
New Gmail
App updates available
New voicemail
App updates complete
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Notification Panel
Settings
Quick settings
View all
Notification cards
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View the Notification Panel
You can also open or close the Notification panel by
swiping up or down on the fingerprint sensor.
You can access the Notification panel from any Home
screen.
To open using the Fingerprint scanner:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification
panel.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features >
Finger sensor gestures.
2. Swipe down the list to see notification details.
3. Tap On/Off to enable this feature.
• To open an item, tap it.
• To clear a single notification, drag the
notification left or right.
• To clear all notifications, tap Clear all.
3. Drag upward from the bottom of the screen or tap
Back to close the Notification panel.
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Quick Settings
In addition to notifications, the Notification panel also
provides quick access to device functions such as Wi-Fi,
allowing you to quickly turn them on or off.
To view additional Quick settings and customize the
Quick settings that display:
1. Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification
panel.
2. Drag
View all downward.
• Tap a setting to turn it on or off.
• Tap More options to reorder Quick settings
or to change the button layout.
3. Drag
View all upward to close the Quick
settings.
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Customize Your Home
Screen
• Change the order of screens: Touch and hold a
screen, and then drag it to a new position.
• Add a screen: Swipe to the end of the screens,
and then tap
Screens
• Hello Bixby: Swipe right, and tap On/Off to
enable.
Your device comes with multiple Home screens to
hold app shortcuts and widgets. You can add, remove,
change the order of screens, as well as choose a
different main Home screen.
Wallpapers and Themes
Set visual themes for all system screens and icons on
your device. Change the look of the Home and Lock
screens with wallpaper. You can display a favorite
picture or choose from preloaded wallpapers.
1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
2. Use these options to manage screens:
• Align shortcuts: Tap
Align to move all apps
shortcuts into a line at the top of a screen.
1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
2. Tap Wallpapers and themes to customize.
• Remove a screen: Tap Remove.
• Set a screen as the main Home screen: Tap
For more information, see “Wallpapers and Themes” on
page 159.
Main Home screen at the top of a screen.
This screen is displayed when you tap
Home.
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Widgets
2. Tap
Widgets are simple application extensions that
run on a Home screen. There are many kinds of
widgets, including links to a specific contact,
Internet bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and
many others.
Remove shortcut.
• Removing a widget does not delete the widget,
it just removes the widget from the Home
screen.
Home Screen Settings
To add a widget to a Home screen:
Customize your Home and Apps screens.
1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
1. From a Home screen, pinch the screen.
2. Tap Widgets.
2. Tap Home screen settings to customize:
3. Touch and hold a widget, drag it to a Home screen,
and release it.
• Home screen layout: Set your device to have a
Home and Apps screen, or only a Home screen
where all apps are located.
To remove a widget:
• Home screen grid: Choose a dimension option
1. From a Home screen, touch and hold a widget to
open the options menu.
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to determine how icons are arranged on the
Home screen. The numbers indicate how many
icons can be placed horizontally by how many
icons can be placed vertically.
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App Shortcuts
• Apps screen grid: Choose a dimension option
to determine how icons are arranged on the
Apps screen. The numbers indicate how many
icons can be placed horizontally by how many
icons can be placed vertically.
You can use app shortcuts to launch an app from any
Home screen.
To add a shortcut:
• Apps button: Add an apps button to the
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Home screen for easy to access to the
Apps screen.
2. Touch and hold an app shortcut to open the
options menu.
• Hide apps: Select apps to hide, tap Apply.
• Hello Bixby settings: Configure Hello Bixby
3. Tap
features.
Add shortcut to home.
To remove a shortcut:
1. Touch and hold an app shortcut to open the
options menu.
2. Tap
Remove shortcut.
• Removing a shortcut does not delete the
app, it just removes the shortcut from the
Home screen.
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3. Tap anywhere outside of the folder to close it.
To move a shortcut from one Home screen to another:
1. Touch and hold an app shortcut to release it.
• To add more apps, touch and hold an app
shortcut and drag it to the folder.
2. Drag the app shortcut to a new Home screen, and
then release it.
Remove a Folder from a Home Screen
You can remove a folder that you added to a
Home screen.
Folders
Place folders on a Home screen to organize items.
1. Touch and hold the folder to open the options
menu.
Create a Folder
2. Tap
You can create an app folder on a Home screen.
1. From a Home screen, touch and hold an app
shortcut and drag it on top of another app shortcut
until a highlighted box appears.
2. Release the app shortcut to create the folder.
• Enter folder name: Enter a name for the folder.
• Palette: Change the color.
• Add apps: Place more apps in the folder.
Tap apps to select them, and then tap Add.
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Delete and confirm when prompted.
Bixby
Bixby Sees
Bixby is an assistant that learns from you to help you
do more. It responds to voice commands, works with
select apps like email and messages, sets reminders,
and can help you understand your settings and set up
your Samsung devices.
Bixby Vision is built into your camera to give you a
deeper understanding of what you are looking at.
Use object/content recognition to translate, shop, or
identify a landmark.
Bixby Talks
Bixby Recommends
Use voice and written commands to interact with Bixby.
Bixby learns your patterns to display what you need
when you need it.
For more information, see “Bixby Vision” on page 64.
Bixby can help you:
It uses display cards with your most recent
email messages, weather, upcoming reminders,
daily workout, news, and other configurable content.
• Make a call
• Send a text
• Change your settings
• Find a photo
• Set an alarm
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Bixby Reminds
Use Bixby to set reminders at any time. Bixby can tell
you to pick up milk on the way home, or even keep
track of your place in an article online.
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Navigation
Double-Tap
Learn the basics for how to navigate through your
device.
Lightly tap items twice to select or launch them.
Touchscreen Navigation
Touch and Hold
Please note that a touch screen responds best to a light
touch from the pad of your finger or a capacitive stylus.
Using excessive force or a metallic object on the touch
screen may damage the tempered glass surface and
void the warranty.
Touch and hold items on the screen to activate them.
• Double-tap an image to zoom in or out.
• Touch and hold a field to display a pop-up menu of
options.
Swipe
Use the following motions and gestures on your
touchscreen to navigate the device:
Lightly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across
the screen.
Tap
• Swipe the screen to unlock the device.
• Swipe the screen to scroll through the Home screens
Lightly tap items to select or launch them.
• Tap the keyboard to enter characters or text.
• Tap an item to select it.
• Tap an app shortcut to launch the application.
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Drag
Common Options
Touch and hold an item, and then move it to a new
location.
The device uses basic command options to perform
common actions.
• Drag an app shortcut to add it to a Home screen.
• Drag a widget to place it in a new location on a
•
Home screen.
More options: Tap to view more menu options for
a screen. This often allows you to select items to
delete or share.
• Delete: Tap to select items to delete.
• Share: Tap to select items to share, and then choose
Pinch and Spread
a sharing method.
Pinch the screen using your thumb and forefinger or
spread by moving your fingers apart.
• Pinch the screen to zoom out while viewing a picture
• Edit: Tap to customize the screen.
• On/Off: Tap to turn the option on (
• Spread your fingers on the screen to zoom in while
•
Checkbox: Tap to enable or select. When
enabled, a checkmark is displayed. You can often tap
a checkbox at the top of the screen to select all.
•
Menu: Tap to view available options for the field.
or a web page.
off (
viewing a picture or a web page.
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) or
).
Entering Text
Special Keys
Text can be entered using a keyboard or by speaking.
Symbol: Tap to insert symbols.
Touch and hold Options for the following:
Use the Samsung Keyboard
Voice input: Enter text using Samsung voice
input.
Enter text using a QWERTY keyboard.
Predictive text
Clipboard: Access the clipboard.
Emoticon: Insert an emoticon at the
cursor position.
One-handed keyboard: Change the keyboard
layout to accommodate use with one hand.
Keyboard settings: Access keyboard
settings.
Options
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Use Samsung Voice Input
Configure the Samsung Keyboard
To customize the Samsung keyboard:
Instead of typing, enter text by speaking.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Language and input >
Virtual keyboard > Samsung keyboard for options.
• Languages and types: Set the keyboard type
and choose which languages are available on
the keyboard. To switch between languages,
slide the Space bar sideways.
• Predictive text: Predictive text suggests
words that match your text entries, and can
automatically complete common words.
Predictive text can learn your personal writing
style from your contacts, messages, Gmail, and
social networking sites — improving its accuracy
of predicting your text entries.
To enable Samsung voice input:
1. Tap
• You may need to touch and hold Options (left of
• Additional keyboard settings provide assistance
the Space bar) to find it.
with capitalization, punctuation, and much
more.
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Voice input on the Samsung keyboard.
2. Speak your text.
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Configure Samsung Voice Input
To customize Samsung voice input:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Language and input >
Virtual keyboard > Samsung voice input for
options.
• Add input languages: Select languages for
Samsung voice input.
• Hide offensive words: Hide potentially offensive
words with asterisks.
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Face Recognition
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Face recognition.
Use face recognition as an alternative to entering
passwords in certain apps.
3. Follow the prompts to register your face.
You can set the device to use Face Recognition, to
unlock the screen by recognizing your face.
Face Recognition
Face recognition can be applied to several features of
your device.
• Face recognition is less secure than Pattern, PIN
or Password. Your device could be unlocked by
someone or something that looks like your image.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Face recognition for the following options:
• Some conditions may affect face recognition,
including wearing glasses, hats, beards, or heavy
make-up.
• When registering your face, ensure that you are in a
• Remove face data: Delete existing faces.
• Face unlock: Tap On/Off to enable or disable
Register a Face
• Face unlock when screen turns on: Unlock
well-lit area and the camera lens is clean.
face recognition security.
your phone with face recognition as soon as the
screen turns on.
To use your face to unlock your device, you must set a
pattern, PIN, or password.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
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Fingerprint Scanner
Register a Fingerprint
Use fingerprint recognition as an alternative to
entering passwords in certain apps. You can also use
your fingerprint to verify your identity when logging in
to your Samsung account.
To use your fingerprint to unlock your device, you must
set a pattern, PIN, or password. You can register up to
three fingerprints.
Note: Fingerprint recognition uses the unique
characteristics of each fingerprint to enhance the
security of your device. The likelihood of the fingerprint
sensor confusing even small areas of two different
fingerprints is very low. But in rare cases, the sensor
may recognize a fingerprint that is similar to a
registered fingerprint.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Fingerprint scanner.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
3. Follow the prompts to register your fingerprint.
Fingerprint Verification
Fingerprint verification can be applied to several
features of your device. You must set a pattern, PIN, or
password to protect your fingerprints.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Fingerprint scanner for the following options:
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Iris Scanner
• To rename a fingerprint, tap the fingerprint,
enter a new name, and then tap Rename.
Use iris recognition as an alternative to entering
passwords in certain apps. You can also use your irises
to verify your identity when logging in to your Samsung
account.
• To add a fingerprint, tap
Add fingerprint and
follow the prompts to register a fingerprint and
password.
• To delete a fingerprint, touch and hold the
Warning: Some people may have dizziness, seizures,
epileptic seizures or blackouts triggered by light
flashes or patterns, even if they have never had a
seizure or blackout before. Anyone who has had a
seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to
an epileptic condition, or has a family history of such
symptoms or conditions, should see a doctor before
using the Iris Scanner.
fingerprint, and then tap Remove. Confirm when
prompted.
• Samsung Pass: Access your online accounts
using your fingerprint.
• Samsung account: Verify your identity using
your fingerprint when logging in to your
Samsung account.
DO NOT stare directly into the infrared iris recognition
LED as prolonged use can cause eye strain. Do not
stare at the iris recognition LED light when your eyes
are less than 20 cm (~8 inches) away from the device,
for best results keep your eyes between 25‑35 cm
(~10 14 inches) away for optimum recognition.
• Fingerprint unlock: Tap On/Off to enable or
disable fingerprint security.
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Register Irises
Note: The Iris Scanner is not intended to be used as a
medical device and the biometric data collected and
stored locally by the mechanism is not intended to be
used for any diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventative
purposes. Please follow all instructions for use of this
feature.
To use your eyes to unlock your device, you must set
a pattern, PIN, or password. For best results, perform
the set up process indoors, and remove your glasses or
contact lenses.
Note: To register just one of your eyes, tap the link on
the setup screen to register one iris.
For best results, remove eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Do not use the Iris Scanner in bright sunlight or areas
with excessive reflected light (for example, by the pool
or seashore). Do not use the Iris Scanner in low light.
Look straight at the device (not up, down or sideways),
and hold your head still for the scan. Tinted contact
lenses and surgically repaired or replaced iris lenses
may interfere with operation of the Iris Scanner. Do not
walk or operate a vehicle while using the Iris Scanner.
To register your irises:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Iris scanner.
3. Follow the prompts to register your irises.
For more information, refer to the online support
content or visit samsung.com/us/irisscanner.
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Iris Verification
• Iris unlock when screen turns on: Unlock your
phone with your irises as soon as the screen
turns on.
Iris verification can be applied to several features of
your device.
• Tips for using iris recognition: View a tutorial on
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
how to use the iris scanner.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Iris scanner for the following options:
• Remove iris data: Delete existing irises.
• Preview screen mask: Choose a mask to display
when using the iris scanner.
• Samsung Pass: Use your irises to verify your
identity using Internet and other supported
apps.
• Samsung account: Enable to use your irises to
verify your Samsung account when you access a
feature or app that requires it.
• Iris unlock: Enable to unlock the device using
your irises.
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Multi Window
Window Controls
Tap
Window controls in the middle of the
window border for options.
Multitask by using multiple applications at the
same time.
Snap window: Snap the selected window to the
half of the screen it occupies.
Switch windows: Switch locations between
Multi window apps.
Open in pop-up view: Open the selected app in
a pop-up window.
Close app: Close the selected app.
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Enable Multi Window
2. Tap two apps that support Multi window to open
them in split screen view.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
‑ or ‑
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features >
Multi window.
If you are currently using an app that supports
Multi window, tap another app to add it in split
screen view.
• To use the Recent apps key to open apps in a
split screen view, tap Use Recents button.
You can also launch recently used apps directly into
Multi window view. Only applications that support
Multi window have the Multi window icon.
• To view an app in pop-up view, tap
Pop‑up view action.
1. From any screen, touch and hold
Use Multi Window
• Recently used apps that support Multi window
Apps that support Multi window display together
on a split screen. You can switch between the apps,
adjust the size of their display on the screen, and copy
information from one app to the other. Multi window is
not available for all apps.
1. From any screen, touch and hold
Recent apps.
have a
Multi window icon in their title bar.
2. Tap
Multi window in the title bar to launch an
application in split screen view.
• Other recently used apps that support
Recent apps.
Multi window display below the launched app.
3. Tap an app icon to add it to the split screen view.
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Emergency Mode
Activate Emergency Mode
To activate Emergency mode:
Emergency mode conserves your device’s remaining
power when you are in an emergency situation.
1. Press and hold the Power key to display the
Device options window.
Emergency mode saves battery power by:
2. Tap Emergency mode.
• Restricting application usage to only essential
applications and those you select.
• When accessing for the first time, read the
Terms and conditions. If you accept them, tap
the
Checkbox, and then tap Agree.
• Turning off Mobile data when the screen is off.
• Turning off connectivity features such as Wi‑Fi and
3. Tap Turn on.
Bluetooth®.
Turn Off Emergency Mode
After Emergency mode is turned off, the Location
settings may stay the same as they were in Emergency
mode.
►► From the Emergency mode Home screen, tap
More options > Turn off Emergency mode.
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Use Emergency Mode Features
• Estimated usage time remaining: Display
While in Emergency mode, your device conserves
power. The following apps and features are available on
the Home screen:
• Emergency call: Dial the emergency telephone
estimated standby time that can be reached based
on current battery charge and usage.
number (for example, 911). This kind of call can be
made even without activated cellular service.
• Flashlight: Use the device’s flash as a steady source
of light.
•
• Emergency alarm: Sound an audible siren.
• Message my location: Send your location
-- Turn off Emergency mode: Disable Emergency
mode and return to standard mode.
information to your emergency contacts.
-- Remove: Choose apps to remove from the
• Phone: Launch the call screen.
• Chrome: Launch the Google Chrome browser.
• Add: Add other available apps.
-- Email: Launch the Email app.
-- Maps: Launch Google Maps .
• Battery charge: Display estimated battery charge
screen.
™
-- Manage emergency contacts: Manage your
medical profile and ICE (In Case of Emergency)
group contacts.
-- Settings: Configure the available settings.
™
Only a limited number of settings are enabled in
Emergency mode.
remaining.
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More options:
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Edge Screen
To configure Edge panels:
1. From any screen, open the Edge screen, and then
tap
Edge panel settings.
The Edge screen provides a variety of useful tools for
notifications, information feeds, and timekeeping.
2. Tap On/Off to enable the feature. The following
options are available:
Edge Panels
• Checkbox: Enable or disable each panel.
• Edit (if available): Configure individual panels
Edge panels can be used to access apps, tasks, and
contacts, as well as view news, sports, and other
information on the Edge screen.
by tapping.
• Download: Search for and download more Edge
To view Edge panels:
panels from Galaxy Apps.
►► When the screen is turned on, swipe the Edge panel
handle from the edge of the screen to the center.
Keep swiping to view other panels.
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•
More options > Reorder: Change the order of
the panels by dragging them to the left or right.
•
More options > Uninstall: Remove an
Edge panel from your device.
•
More options > Handle settings: Drag
Edge panel handle to change the position
of the Edge panel handle along the edge of the
screen, and then configure the following Edge
panel handle settings:
-- Position: Choose either Right or Left to set
To configure Apps edge:
which side the Edge screen appears on.
1. From any screen, open the Edge screen, and swipe
until the Apps edge panel is displayed.
-- Size: Drag the slider to adjust the size of the
Edge screen handle.
--
2. Tap Add application to add other apps to the
Apps edge.
Transparency: Drag the slider to adjust the
transparency of the Edge screen handle.
• To add an app to the Apps edge, find it on the
-- Vibration: Enable vibration when the Edge
left side of the screen and tap it to add it to an
available space on a column on the right.
panel handle is tapped.
3. Tap
• To change the order of the apps on the Edge
Back to save changes.
panel, drag each app to the desired location.
Apps Edge
• To remove an app, tap
You can add up to ten apps in two columns to the
Apps edge panel.
3. Tap
To use the Apps edge:
1. When the screen is turned on, swipe the Edge
panel handle from the edge of the screen to the
center. Keep swiping until the Apps edge panel is
displayed.
2. Tap an app to open it.
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Delete.
Back to save changes.
People Edge
To configure People edge:
People edge allows you to quickly communicate with
contacts in your My people list.
1. From any screen, open the Edge screen, swipe until
the People edge panel is displayed.
To use People edge:
2. Tap 1. When the screen is turned on, swipe the Edge
panel handle from the edge of the screen to the
center. Keep swiping until the People edge panel is
displayed.
2. Tap a contact, and tap select
Call.
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Add contact to edit the People edge.
• To add a contact, tap Select contact.
• To remove a contact, tap Delete.
• To change the order of the contacts on the Edge
panel, drag each contact to the desired location.
Messages or
3. Tap
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Back to save changes.
Edge Lighting
Smart Select
Select an area on the screen to capture as an image or
GIF animation. You can also pin a captured image to
always display on the screen.
Set the Edge screen to light up when you receive calls
or notifications while the phone is turned over.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
To use Smart select:
2. Tap
1. When the screen is turned on, swipe the Edge
panel handle from the edge of the screen to the
center. Keep swiping until the Smart select panel is
displayed.
3. Tap On/Off to enable the feature.
4. Choose one of the following options:
• When screen is on: Show edge lighting only
2. Tap an option:
•
•
•
•
when the screen is on.
Rectangle: Select an area in a rectangular
shape.
• When screen is off: Show edge lighting only
when the screen is off.
Oval: Select an area in an oval shape.
• Always: Show edge lighting at all times.
Animation: Select an animated GIF.
5. Tap Manage notifications to choose the apps that
can activate Edge lighting when a notification is
received.
Pin to top: Pin the selection to the top of
your screen.
3. Make you selection.
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About Edge Screen
Quick Reply
Reject an incoming phone call with a text message by
placing your finger on the heart rate sensor for two
seconds. The call is rejected, and a preset message is
sent to the caller.
You can view the current software version and license
information for the Edge screen feature.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Edge screen >
About Edge screen.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Edge screen.
3. Tap Edge lighting > More options > Quick reply.
4. Tap On/Off to enable Quick reply.
• To edit the text reply, tap the message and use
the keyboard to change the text.
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Apps
Learn how to change the
way apps are displayed,
organize apps into folders,
and uninstall or disable
apps.
Using Apps
Add an Apps Shortcut
In addition to swiping to access apps, you can add an
Apps button to the Home screen.
The Apps list displays all preloaded apps and apps that
you downloaded. You can uninstall, disable, or hide
apps from view.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Access Apps
3. Tap Show Apps button.
You can access and launch all applications from the
Apps list.
Download and Install New Apps
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Find new apps to download and install on your device.
2. Tap an app’s shortcut to launch it.
•
• To return to the main Home screen,
tap Apps
More options > Settings > Apps button.
Home.
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Play Store: Download new apps from the
Google Play store. Visit play.google.com/store/apps
to learn more.
Uninstall Apps
Organize Apps
You can uninstall or disable apps you download
and install.
Arrange the Order
App shortcuts can be listed alphabetically or in your
own custom order.
• Preloaded apps cannot be uninstalled.
• Apps that are disabled are turned off and hidden
To change the order apps are listed:
from view.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
To uninstall an app:
2. Touch and hold an app shortcut or folder, and then
drag it to a new location.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Touch and hold an app to open the options menu.
To alphabetize your apps:
3. Tap Uninstall and confirm when prompted.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap More options > Sort.
3. Tap Alphabetical order.
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Use Folders
To delete a folder:
You can organize App shortcuts in a folder on an Apps
list screen.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Touch and hold a folder to delete, and then tap
Delete. Confirm when prompted.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Touch and hold an app shortcut, and then drag it on
top of another app shortcut until a highlighted box
is displayed.
To add a folder to a Home screen:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Touch and hold a folder, and then drag it to
the top or bottom of the screen to move it to a
Home screen.
3. Release the app shortcut to create the folder.
• Enter folder name: Name the folder.
• Palette: Change the folder color.
• Add apps: Place more apps in the folder.
3. Drag the app shortcut to the desired location, and
then release it.
Tap apps to select them, and then tap Add.
4. Tap anywhere outside of the folder to close it.
To launch apps in a folder:
►► Tap a folder, and then tap an app shortcut to
launch it.
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Applications Settings
3. If you have disabled applications:
• Tap Menu at the top left of the screen.
• Tap All apps, Enabled, or Disabled.
Manage settings for application on your device.
Application Manager
4. Tap More options for the following options:
You can download and install new applications on your
device. Use Application manager settings to manage
your downloaded and preloaded applications.
• Sort by size/name: Sort the apps by size or
name.
• Memory: View memory usage information.
• Show/Hide system apps: Show or hide system
Warning: Because this device can be configured with
system software not provided by or supported by
Google or any other company, you operate this software
at your own risk.
(background) apps.
• Special access: Optimize battery usage for
individual apps, enable device administrator
apps, choose apps that can appear over other
running apps, select which apps can change
system settings, and more.
If you have disabled apps, you can choose whether to
display them.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Apps > App manager.
• Reset app preferences: Reset options that have
been changed. Existing app data is not deleted.
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5. Tap an application to view and update information
about the application. The following options are
displayed:
•
• Permissions: View permissions granted to the
app for access to your device’s information.
• Set as default: Set the app as a default for a
Uninstall/Disable: Uninstall or disable the
application. Preloaded apps can only be
disabled.
certain category of apps.
• Draw over other apps: Choose apps that can run
on top of other running apps.
• Force stop: Stop an app that is misbehaving.
• Modify system settings: Choose which apps can
Restart your device if stopping an app, process,
or service causes your device to stop working
correctly.
change system settings.
Default Applications
• Mobile data: View mobile data usage.
• Battery: View battery usage since the last full
If you have multiple applications of the same type, such
as email apps, you can select one app to be the default.
charge.
You can also use a simpler Home screen that provides
an easier user experience for first-time smartphone
users.
• Storage: Manage the app’s storage usage.
• Memory: View memory usage.
• Notifications: Configure notifications from
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
the app.
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2. Tap
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Settings > Apps > Default apps.
3. Tap the following to choose default apps:
• Browser app: Choose a default browser app.
• Calling app: Choose a default calling app.
• Messaging app: Choose a default messaging
(text and multimedia) app.
• Default app selection: Choose default apps for
other functions.
• Set as default: Choose default apps for other
functions.
• Home screen: Choose a Home screen type.
• Phone assistance app: Choose an app that
provides assistance for using your device.
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Calculator
View Calculator History
You can view and clear your Calculator history.
The Calculator provides basic and advanced arithmetic
functions.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Basic Operation
• To return to the calculator, tap Keypad.
• To clear the calculator history, tap Clear history.
You can use your calculator to perform basic
operations.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Convert Units of Measurement
2. Tap
Calculator, and enter the first number using
the numeric keys.
You can quickly convert units of measurement using
the unit converter.
3. Tap the appropriate arithmetic function key, and
enter the next number.
4. Tap
Equals to view the result.
5. Tap
Clear to clear the results.
Calculator > History.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Calculator >
Unit converter.
3. Select a category and use the drop down menus to
choose units of measurement.
4. Enter the numeric value to view the conversion.
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Scientific Calculator
The Calculator app also provides advanced arithmetic
functions.
To use the Scientific calculator:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Calculator, and turn the device to
landscape view.
• If Auto rotate is not enabled, tap
Rotate screen.
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Calendar
Calendar View
To choose a calendar view:
Manage your events and tasks.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Add Calendars
2. Tap
Add existing calendars to the Calendar app.
• Year: Display all twelve months of this year.
Swipe across the screen to display another year.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
• Month: Display the current month. Swipe across
Calendar > More options.
3. Tap Manage calendars >
select an account type.
Calendar > View, and then tap an option:
the screen to display another month. Events and
tasks are also displayed.
Add account, and
• Week: Display the current week. Swipe across
4. Enter your account information and follow the
prompts.
the screen to display another week.
• Day: Display today’s schedule by hour. Swipe
across the screen to display another day.
• Tasks: Display all tasks.
3. Tap Today to return to the current date.
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Create an Event
Delete an Event
You can use your Calendar to create events.
You can delete events you create from your Calendar.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Calendar >
Add to add an event.
Calendar, and tap an event to edit it.
3. Enter details for the event, and then tap Save.
3. Tap Delete. Confirm when prompted.
Share an Event
Create a Task
You can share events you create from your Calendar.
You can use your Calendar to create tasks. Tasks are
items you add to the calendar to be accomplished on
a certain day. A task appears as a checklist item and is
removed once you mark the task as complete.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Calendar, and tap an event to edit it.
3. Tap Share, choose a sharing method, and follow the
prompts.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Calendar > View > Tasks.
3. Tap
Add to add a task.
4. Enter details for the task, and then tap Save.
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Delete a Task
You can delete tasks you create from your Calendar.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Calendar, and tap a day on the calendar to
view the tasks for the day, or tap View > Tasks.
3. Tap the
Checkbox by the task to mark it as
complete and remove it from the calendar.
• To delete an individual task, tap the task to open
it, and then tap Delete. Confirm when prompted.
Calendar Settings
These settings allow you to modify settings associated
with using the Calendar.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Calendar > More options > Settings.
3. Tap an option and follow the prompts.
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Camera and Video
Animated filters
and Beauty
Settings
Gallery
Flash
Take a picture
HDR
Record video
Switch cameras
Bixby Vision
Modes, camera, or effects
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Camera Shortcut
2. Tap
Camera, and use the display screen as a
viewfinder by aiming the camera at the subject.
While composing your picture, use the available
options or these gestures:
Open the Camera by quickly pressing the Power key
twice.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• To focus the shot, tap the screen. When you
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features >
Quick launch camera, and tap On/Off to enable
this feature.
tap the screen, a brightness scale is displayed.
Slide the light bulb up or down to adjust the
brightness.
• To add an effects filter, swipe to the left and tap
Take Pictures
a preview filter to apply it to the screen.
Take pictures with your device’s front or rear camera.
• To add a shooting mode, swipe to the right and
select a mode.
Note: If you have an SD card installed, pictures and
videos are stored to the SD card. If no card is installed,
pictures and videos are saved to your phone’s memory.
• To quickly switch between the front and rear
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• To add a camera setting, tap a Quick settings
cameras, swipe the screen up or down.
icon or
3. Tap
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Settings.
Take a picture to take the picture.
Bixby Vision
• Tap
• Tap
Turn on Bixby Vision and point your camera at an object
or location to search for products online, discover new
places nearby, or translate text.
Stop to stop recording.
Video Enhancer
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Camera >
prompts.
Resume to resume recording.
Enhance the image quality of your videos.
Bixby Vision and follow the
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features >
Video enhancer.
Record Videos
3. Tap On/Off to enable this feature.
Record high-quality videos using your phone.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Configure Shooting Mode
2. Tap
Camera, and aim the camera at your
subject, and then tap
Record.
Several visual effects are available. Some modes are
not available when taking self-portraits.
3. The following actions are available:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• Tap
Capture to take a picture while
recording.
• Tap
Apps
2. Tap
Camera, and swipe to the right for the
Mode options. Each section indicates which camera
(front or rear) the modes are available for.
Pause to pause recording.
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Rear camera
• Food: Take pictures that emphasize the vivid
colors of food.
• Auto: Allow the camera to evaluate the
surroundings and determine the ideal mode
for the picture.
Front camera
Selfie: Take selfie shots and apply various
effects, such as an airbrushed effect.
•
• Pro: Manually adjust the ISO sensitivity,
exposure value, white balance, and color tone
while taking pictures.
• Wide selfie: Take wide-angle selfie shots to fit
more people into your pictures.
• Panorama: Create a linear image by taking
•
Common
pictures in either a horizontal or vertical
direction.
• Selective focus: Change the focus of pictures
Slow motion: Record videos at a high frame
rate for viewing in slow motion. You can play a
specific section of each video in slow motion
after recording it.
• Virtual shot: Create multi-directional views of
after they have been taken. You can focus on
subjects near to the camera, far away from the
camera, or both.
objects.
• Hyperlapse: Create your own time lapse video
by recording at various frame rates. The frame
rate is automatically adjusted depending on the
scene being recorded and the movement of the
device.
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•
Download: Download additional shooting
modes from the Galaxy Apps store.
•
More options: See more options for the
camera modes.
Share Pictures and Videos
Rear camera
• Picture size: Select a resolution. Use higher
The Gallery application lets you share pictures and
videos on your social networks and messaging apps.
You can also send them to another phone or your
computer using Bluetooth.
resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution
pictures take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher
resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution
videos take up more memory.
For more information, see “Share Pictures and Videos” on
page 84.
• Tracking AF: Focus on and track a subject
selected on the preview screen.
Camera Settings
• Shape correction: Correct distortion in pictures
You can adjust your camera’s settings using the
icons on the main camera screen and the full camera
settings menu.
automatically.
• Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.
Front camera
Picture size: Select a resolution. Use higher
resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution
pictures take up more memory.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
•
2. Tap
Camera >
Settings to configure settings
for the Camera. Available options vary depending
on the camera or recording mode used.
• Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher
resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution
videos take up more memory.
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• Save pictures as previewed: Save the
• Grid lines: Display viewfinder grid lines to help
self‑portrait or self‑recording as viewed on the
camera screen, not as flipped images.
•
composition when selecting subjects.
• Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the
Ways to take pictures:
picture.
-- Tap screen: Tap the screen to take selfies.
-- Show palm: Hold your hand out with your
• Review pictures: Set to show pictures after
taking them.
palm facing the camera to have your picture
taken in a few seconds.
• Quick launch: Open camera by pressing the
Power key twice in quick succession.
-- Tap heart rate sensor: Once your face has
• Storage location: Select the memory location
been recognized, tap the heart rate sensor
to take a selfie.
for storage. This option only appears if an
optional memory card (not included) is installed.
• Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.
• Voice control: Take pictures by saying “Smile,”
Common
Motion photo: Create a short video by taking
pictures.
• Floating Camera button: Add an extra camera
“Cheese,” “Capture,” or “Shoot,” or record videos
by saying “Record video.”
•
button that you can move anywhere on the
screen in Auto and Selfie modes.
• Video stabilization: Activate anti-shake.
Anti‑shake helps to keep the focus steady when
the camera is moving.
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• Volume key function: Use the Volume key as the
camera key, the record key, a zoom key, or for
system volume.
• Shutter sound: Play a tone when you take a
picture.
• Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
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Clock
Alarm
Set an alarm to ring at a specific time.
The Clock app offers features for keeping track of time
and setting alarms.
Create an Alarm
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Create an alarm event. You can set one-time or
recurring alarms, and choose options for how to be
notified.
Clock, and tap a tab to use a feature:
• Alarm: Set an alarm to ring at a specific time.
• World clock: View the time of day or night in
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
other parts of the world. World clock displays
time in hundreds of different cities, within all
24 time zones around the world.
Clock >
Add alarm.
3. Tap the following items to configure an alarm:
• Date: Choose the day for this alarm.
• Time: Set a time for the alarm.
• Repeat: Choose when to repeat the alarm.
• Alarm name: Enter a name for the alarm.
• Snooze: Allow snoozing. Set interval and repeat
• Stopwatch: Measure intervals of time.
• Timer: Use a timer to count down to an event
based on a preset time length (hours, minutes,
and seconds).
values for the alarm while snoozing.
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World Clock
• Alarm tone and volume: Choose a sound to
play for the alarm, and drag the slider to set the
volume of the alarm.
The World clock lets you keep track of the current time
in multiple cities around the globe.
• Vibration: Choose whether the alarm uses
To list a city on the main World clock screen:
vibration alert.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• Read time aloud: Set the device to read the time
aloud when the alarm rings.
4. Tap Save to save the alarm.
2. Tap
Clock > World clock.
3. Tap
Add city.
4. Tap Search and enter the name of the city.
Delete an Alarm
5. Tap the city name in the list, and tap Add.
You can delete an alarm that you created.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
To remove a city from the main World clock screen:
2. Tap
Clock, and find the alarm in the alarm
list (under Alarm), and then touch and hold it to
select it.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Clock > World clock.
3. Find the city to remove, and then touch and hold it
to select it.
3. Tap Delete.
4. Tap Delete.
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Stopwatch
Timer
The Stopwatch lets you time events down to a
hundredth of a second.
The Timer provides a countdown timer for up to
99 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Clock > Stopwatch and use the following
options:
2. Tap
3. Use the keypad and tap Hours, Minutes, and
Seconds to set the length of the Timer. The
following options are available:
• Start: Begin timing.
• Stop: Stop timing.
• Lap: Keep track of lap times.
• Resume: Continue timing after stopping the
• Start: Begin the Timer.
• Pause: Pause the Timer.
• Resume: Resume the Timer.
• Cancel: Stop the Timer.
clock.
• Reset: Reset the Stopwatch to zero.
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Clock > Timer.
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Contacts
• Choose a storage account for the contact. You
can store the contact on the device or sync it
with an account.
Store and manage your contacts with the Contacts
app, which can be synchronized with a variety of your
existing personal accounts.
• Tap
Contact photo to assign a picture to the
new contact.
For more information on connecting with and
managing your accounts through your device,
see “Add an Account” on page 181.
• Enter a name and other contact information.
-- Tap Add field to enter additional entries.
-- Tap Remove field to remove an entry.
-- Tap View more for additional fields.
-- Tap the label to the right of an entry to
Note: The Contacts app is different from the Contacts
tab in the Phone app. Although both list the contacts
in your phone and accounts, the available options and
functions are different.
choose a label for the field (for example,
Home or Work).
Add a Contact
• Tap Scan business card to import contact
Use the following procedure to add a new contact.
information from a business card through the
device’s camera.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Contacts >
Create contact, and then tap
contact fields to enter information.
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Edit a Contact
Share a Contact
When editing a contact, you can tap a field and change
or delete the information, or you can add more fields to
the contact’s list of information.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Contacts, and then tap the contact to
select it.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
3. Tap
2. Tap
Contacts, and then tap the contact to
select it.
4. Choose whether to send the contact as a
vCard file (VCF) or as a Text.
3. Tap
5. Choose a sharing method and follow the prompts.
Details > Edit.
Details > Share.
4. Tap any of the fields to add, change, or delete
information.
Import Contacts
5. Tap Save.
Your phone can import contacts from an installed
SD memory card (not included).
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Share, Import, or Export Contacts
2. Tap
Contacts > More options >
Manage contacts.
When you share a contact, the contact’s information is
sent as a vCard file (VCF) or as a text file. You can share
a vCard using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct, attach it to a
message, or save it to a storage location.
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3. Tap Import/Export contacts.
4. Tap Import and follow the prompts.
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Export Contacts
To link contacts:
If you are saving contacts to an account that does
not automatically back them up to the Cloud, you can
manually back them up to an optional installed SD card
for re-import if needed.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Contacts, and then tap the contact to
select it.
3. Tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Details > More options > Link contacts.
4. Tap contacts to choose them.
2. Tap
Contacts > More options >
Manage contacts.
5. Tap Link.
3. Tap Import/Export contacts.
To unlink contacts:
4. Tap Export and follow the prompts.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Link or Unlink Contacts
2. Tap
Contacts, and then tap the contact to
select it.
When you have contacts from various accounts, you
may have multiple similar entries for a single contact.
Contacts lets you link multiple entries into a single
contact.
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3. Tap
Details > More options > Manage linked
contacts.
4. Tap
Disconnect beside contacts to unlink them
from the main contact.
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Mark Contacts as Favorites
Delete Contacts
When you mark contacts as favorites, they are easily
accessible from other apps. Favorites display together
on the Favorites tab in the Phone app.
You can delete a single contact or choose multiple
contacts to delete.
To mark contacts as Favorites:
2. Tap
Contacts, and then touch and hold a
contact to select it.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• You can also tap other contacts or tap the All
2. Tap
Contacts, and then tap the contact to
select it.
3. Tap
Details.
4. Tap
Add to Favorites (the star brightens
checkbox at the top of the screen to select all
contacts.
3. Tap Delete, and then confirm when prompted.
).
To remove contacts from Favorites:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Contacts, and then tap the contact to
select it.
3. Tap
Details.
4. Tap
Remove from Favorites (the star dims
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Groups
• Add member: Select contacts to add to the new
group, and then tap Done.
You can use groups to organize your contacts. Your
device comes with preloaded groups, and you can
create your own. You might create a group for your
family, for coworkers, or a team. Groups make it easy
to find contacts, and you can send messages to the
members of a group.
4. Tap Save.
Add to or Remove Contacts from a Group
You can add more contacts to a group, or remove
contacts.
Create a Group
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
You can create your own contact groups.
2. Tap
Contacts > More options > Groups, and
then tap a group.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
3. Tap Edit.
Contacts > More options > Groups.
• To add a contact, tap Add member, and then tap
3. Tap Create, and then tap fields to enter information
about the group:
the contacts you want to add. When finished,
tap Done.
• Group name: Enter a name for the new group.
• Group ringtone: Customize the sounds for the
• To remove a contact, tap
contact.
group.
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Delete next to a
Send a Message to a Group
5. Choose an email account and follow the prompts.
You can send a text message to members of a group.
Delete a Group
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Preset groups cannot be deleted.
2. Tap
Contacts > More options > Groups, and
then tap a group.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
3. Tap More options > Send message.
2. Tap
Contacts > More options > Groups, and
then tap a group.
Send an Email to a Group
3. Tap More options > Delete.
You can send an email to members of a group.
4. Tap Group only to only delete the group or tap
Group and members to delete the group and the
contacts in the groups.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Contacts > More options > Groups, and
then tap a group.
Contacts Settings
3. Tap More options > Send email.
These settings allow you to modify settings associated
with using the Contacts app.
4. Tap contacts to select them, or tap the All checkbox
at the top of the screen to select all, and then
tap Done.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
• Only group members that have an email address
in their records are displayed.
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Contacts > More options > Settings.
3. Tap an option and follow the prompts.
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Email
3. Tap the To field to manually add an email address
or tap
Add from Contacts to select a recipient
from Contacts or Groups.
Use the Email app to view and manage all your email
accounts in one app. To add an email account, see
“Add an Email Account” on page 13.
• If manually entering recipients, enter additional
recipients by separating each entry with a
semicolon (;). More recipients can be added at
any time before the message is sent.
To access Email:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
• If adding a recipient from your Contacts, tap
Email.
the contact to place a checkmark, and then
tap Done. The contact is displayed in the
recipients field.
Create and Send an Email
• Tap
Show additional fields to add Cc and
Bcc fields.
This section describes how to create and send an email
using the Email app.
4. Tap the Subject and Message fields to enter text.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Email >
• Tap Attach to add files, images, audio, and more
Compose new email.
to your email.
• Tap
More options for additional email options.
5. Review your message and tap Send.
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Manage the Inbox
View Multiple Email Accounts
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
You can view email you receive for multiple accounts
on the Combined inbox screen or you can view email
accounts individually.
2. Tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
There are several tools available from the Inbox screen.
Email.
Tap a message to read and reply or forward it.
•
• Tap Search to search for key words in your
2. Tap
email inbox.
3. Tap
Mailbox at the top left of the screen to view
the current account mailbox.
• Tap Edit for additional message options like
4. Tap the account name to view:
sorting, deleting, sharing and more.
Email.
• All accounts: View all email in a combined
• Tap Sort by to customize how messages display.
inbox.
• [Account Name]: View email for only one email
account.
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Remove Email Accounts
Email Settings
To remove an email account:
These settings allow you to modify settings associated
with using the Email app.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Email.
3. Tap
Mailbox >
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Settings.
4. Tap the account you want to remove.
2. Tap
Email.
3. Tap
Mailbox >
Settings.
4. Under General, tap an option, and then follow the
prompts.
5. Tap Remove. Confirm when prompted.
5. Tap an account to configure specific settings for
only that account.
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Gallery
4. When viewing a picture:
View, edit, and manage pictures and videos.
• Swipe left or right to view the next or
View Pictures
• Tap
Launching Gallery displays available folders. When
another app, such as Email, saves a picture, a Download
folder is automatically created to contain the image.
• To start a slideshow with images and videos
previous picture.
Favorite to mark the image as a favorite,
and then access it from the Favorites album.
in the current folder, tap More options >
Slideshow.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• To set the image as the photo for a contact, tap
2. Tap
Gallery, and tap Pictures, Albums, or
Stories to choose the way items are displayed.
More options > Set as profile picture.
• To set the picture as wallpaper, tap
3. Tap a picture to view it, or first tap an album or
folder, and then tap a picture.
More options > Set as wallpaper.
•
To set a picture as the Always On Display, tap
More options > Set as image for Always On
Display.
• To send the image to your connected printer, tap More options > Print.
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Bixby Vision
Edit Pictures
Turn on Bixby Vision to find products online, discover
new places nearby, or translate text.
You can edit images stored on your device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Gallery, and tap Pictures, Albums, or
Stories to choose the way items are displayed.
3. Tap a picture to view it, or first tap an album or
folder, and then tap a picture.
4. Tap
Bixby Vision and follow the prompts.
•
Details: View and edit information about the
image, including the date created, location, and
properties.
•
Auto adjust: Apply adjustments determined
by built-in correction software.
•
•
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Gallery, and tap an image to view it.
Edit: View and use the editing tools.
More options > Rotate left or Rotate right to
rotate the picture.
Play Video
Edit Video
You can play videos stored on your device.
You can trim segments of a video.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Gallery, and tap a folder or category to
open it.
2. Tap
Gallery, and tap a video to view it.
3. Tap
Edit and tap an option:
3. Tap a video to view it.
4. Tap
•
•
•
Play video to play the video.
•
Trim: Cut segments of the video.
Effects: Add visual effects to the video.
Audio: Adjust the volume levels and add
background music to the video.
Movie Maker: Download Movie Maker to
edit your multimedia files.
4. Tap Save to save your new video.
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Share Pictures and Videos
Direct Share
Share content with specific people directly using the
sharing panel from within any app.
You can share pictures and videos from your Gallery.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Gallery, and tap a folder to open it.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features >
Direct share, and tap On/Off to enable.
3. In a folder, tap More options > Share, select
images and videos, and then tap Share to send
them to others or share them with social network
services.
Once enabled, contacts you have shared with in the
past will appear as icons in the Share window for
each app.
– or –
While viewing a single image or video, tap
Share to send it to others or share it with
social network services.
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Delete Pictures and Videos
Take a Screenshot
You can delete pictures and videos stored on your
device.
Capture an image of your screen. It will automatically
create a Screenshots folder in the Gallery app.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
►► From any screen, press and hold the Power and
Volume down keys.
2. Tap
Gallery, and tap a folder to open it.
3. Tap More options > Edit.
Screenshot Options
4. Tap pictures and videos to select them, or tap the
All checkbox at the top of the screen to select all
pictures and videos.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features.
3. Tap On/Off to enable each of the following:
5. Tap Delete, and confirm when prompted.
• Smart capture: Capture an image of any
– or –
scrollable areas of the screen that are currently
hidden, as well as the area that is visible, and
crop and share the screenshot immediately.
When viewing a single picture or video, tap
Delete.
• Palm swipe to capture: Capture an image of the
screen by swiping the edge of your hand across
it, from side to side, keeping in contact with the
screen.
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Google Apps
Drive
Open, view, rename, and share your Google Docs™
and files.
Enjoy these apps from Google. Certain apps require a
Google Account. Visit google.com to learn more.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Chrome
2. Tap Google folder >
Browse the Internet and bring your open tabs,
bookmarks and address bar data from your computer to
your mobile device.
Visit support.google.com/drive to learn more about
Google Drive™.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Duo
2. Tap
Make one-to-one video calls.
Chrome.
Visit support.google.com/chrome to learn more about
Chrome.
Drive.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Google folder >
Duo.
Visit support.google.com/duo to learn more about
Google Duo.
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Gmail
Maps
Send and receive email with Gmail, Google’s web-based
email service.
Find your current location and get directions and other
location-based information.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Google folder >
2. Tap
Gmail.
Maps.
Visit support.google.com/mail to learn more.
Visit support.google.com/maps to learn more.
Google
You must enable location services to use Google Maps.
For more information, see “Location” on page 136.
Search not only the Internet, but also the apps and
contents of your device.
Photos
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Automatically backs up your photos and videos to your
Google Account.
Google.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Google folder >
Photos.
Visit support.google.com/photos to learn more about
Google Photos™.
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Play Movies & TV
Play Store
Watch movies and TV shows purchased from Google
Play. You can stream them instantly or download them
for viewing when you are not connected to the Internet.
You can also view videos saved on your device.
Find new apps, movies and TV shows, music, books,
magazines, and games in Google Play store.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Google folder >
Play Store.
Visit support.google.com/play to learn more.
Play Movies & TV.
Visit play.google.com/store/movies to learn more.
YouTube
Play Music
View and upload YouTube™ videos right from your
device.
Play music and audio files on your device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Play Music.
Visit support.google.com/youtube to learn more.
Visit support.google.com/music to learn more.
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Internet
Access the Internet with a fully‑featured web browser.
To access the Internet:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
Internet.
•
•
•
•
Refresh: Refresh or reload the current web page.
Back or
Tabs: Manage open tabs. The number on
the icon indicates the number of tabs that are
currently open.
►► Tap the address field, enter the web address, and
then tap Go on the keyboard.
To zoom in or out:
►► Tap the screen twice or pinch the screen to zoom
out. Stretch the screen to zoom in.
Back: Return to the previous page.
Forward: Go forward to a recent page.
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•
To view a web site:
The following command keys are available:
Add to Bookmarks: Add the current web page to
bookmarks or as a shortcut on the Home screen.
Bookmarks: Manage bookmarked pages, saved
pages, and history.
View a Web Site
Command Keys
•
•
Home: Display your Internet Home screen.
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Browser Tabs
Save and Open Bookmarks
Bookmarking a web page saves the web address so
that you can access it quickly.
Use tabs to view multiple web pages at the same time.
To open a new tab:
►► Tap
To bookmark the current web page:
Tabs > New tab.
1. Tap
To close a tab:
1. Tap
2. Tap
Add to Bookmarks.
– or –
Tabs.
Tap More options > Add to Bookmarks.
Close tab by the tabs you want to close.
2. Type a title for the bookmark and tap Save.
Bookmarks
To open a bookmarked web page:
The Bookmarks page stores Bookmarks, Saved pages,
and History.
1. Tap
Apps
Bookmarks > Bookmark.
2. Tap a bookmark entry.
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Secret Mode
Saved Pages
Saving a web page stores the web page content on your
device so that you can access it offline.
Pages viewed in Secret mode are not listed in your
browser history or search history, and leave no traces
(such as cookies) on your device. Secret tabs are a
darker shade than the normal tab windows.
To save the current web page:
►► Tap More options > Save webpage.
Any downloaded files remain on your device after you
close the secret tab.
To view saved web pages:
1. Tap
Bookmarks > Saved pages.
To enable Secret mode:
2. Tap a saved page to open it in the browser.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
View History
2. Tap Samsung folder >
3. Tap
To view a list of recently visited web pages:
►► Tap
Tabs.
4. Tap Turn on secret mode.
Bookmarks > History.
5. Tap Set password to protect your Secret mode data
with a password.
Share Pages
– or –
To share a web page address with others:
Tap Don’t use password.
►► Tap More options > Share, and follow the
prompts.
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To turn off Secret mode:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
3. Tap
Internet.
Tabs > Turn off secret mode.
Internet Settings
These settings allow you to modify settings associated
with using the Internet app.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
Internet.
3. Tap More options > Settings.
4. Tap an option and follow the prompts.
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Message+
• Tap
Attach to attach an item, such as
a postcard, picture, video, audio recording,
Glympse location, location, contact card, or
song.
This section describes how to create and send a
message using the Verizon Messages app.
• Tap
Emoticon to insert emoticons into your
message.
Create and Send Messages
Use the Verizon Messages app to send and receive
messages with your friends and family.
• Tap
Voice to record and insert an audio
recording into your message.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Verizon folder >
3. Tap
4. Review your message and tap
Message+.
New message.
• Tap the To: field and then enter a contact name,
a mobile phone number, or an email address
using the keyboard. As you enter letters,
possible matches from your accounts and
contacts display on the screen. Touch a match to
add it to the message.
• Tap Type a message and enter your message.
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Send.
Read Messages
Reply to Messages
When you receive a message, your phone notifies
you by displaying the
New message icon in the
Status bar.
Messages you exchange with another person are
displayed as conversations in the Messages app, so you
can see all the messages in one place.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
To access a new message:
2. Tap Verizon folder >
►► Drag your finger down from the Status bar to
display the Notification panel, and then tap the
message notification to open the message.
3. Tap a conversation to display it.
4. Tap the Type a message field and then type your
reply message.
– or –
From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps, tap
Verizon folder >
Message+, and then tap the
message to open it.
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Message+.
5. When the message is complete, tap
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Send.
Delete Messages
Note: Locked messages will not be deleted unless you
select Delete locked messages before confirming the
deletion.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Verizon folder >
Message+.
3. Tap a conversation to display it.
Protect a Message from Deletion
4. Touch and hold the message you want to delete,
and then tap Delete messages on the pop-up
menu. Follow the prompts to confirm the deletion.
You can lock a message so that it will not be deleted
even if you delete the other messages in the
conversation.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Delete Conversations
2. Tap Verizon folder >
You can delete all the messages you’ve exchanged with
another person.
3. Tap a conversation to display it.
4. Touch and hold the message that you want to lock,
and then tap Lock message on the pop-up menu.
A lock icon displays on the message.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Verizon folder >
Message+.
3. Touch and hold a conversation you want to delete
and tap Delete Conversation. Follow the prompts
to confirm the deletion.
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Message+.
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Messages
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.
Learn how to send and receive different messages
using the Samsung Messages app on your device.
Types of Messages
Messaging icons are displayed at the top of the
screen and indicate when messages are received and
their type.
The Samsung Messages app provides the following
message types:
• Text Messages (SMS)
• Multimedia Messages (MMS)
The Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send and
receive text messages to and from other mobile
phones or email addresses. To use this feature, you
may need to subscribe to your service provider’s
message service.
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Create and Send Messages
4. Tap the Enter message field to enter a message.
This section describes how to create and send a
message using the Messages app.
•
Attach: Add images, audio, and more to your
message.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
•
Emoticon: Choose an available emoticon
from the list and add it into your message at the
cursor location.
2. Tap
Messages >
Compose.
3. Tap contacts, if desired, and then tap Compose.
•
5. Review the message and tap
Tap the Recipient field to manually enter a
recipient. You can also select the recipient based
on Groups or recent calls.
Note: If you exit a message before you send it, the
message is automatically saved as a draft.
• Enter additional recipients by separating each
entry with a semicolon (;) and then using the
previous procedure. More recipients can be
added at any time before the message is sent.
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Send.
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Send SOS Messages
View New Messages
Send a message with your location to designated
contacts when you are in an emergency situation.
When you receive a new message,
appears on the Status bar.
New message
To enable SOS messages:
To view the message:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
►► Open the Notification panel and tap the message.
For more information, see “Notification Panel” on
page 23.
2. Tap
Settings > Privacy and emergency > Send
SOS messages, and On/Off to enable this feature.
– or –
3. Tap Send messages to > Add and add recipients by
creating new contacts or selecting from Contacts.
From a Home screen, tap
Messages, and then
tap the new message to view it.
• To include a picture from your front and
rear camera in your SOS messages, tap
Attach pictures.
• To play a multimedia message attachment
(audio or video), tap
• To include a 5 second audio recording in your
• To scroll through the list of messages, swipe up
SOS message, tap Attach audio recording.
or down the page.
To send an SOS message:
►► Press the Power key quickly three times.
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Delete Messages
Messages Settings
To delete messages, follow these steps:
Configure the settings for text messages, multimedia
messages, push messages, and more.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Messages > More options > Edit.
2. Tap
3. Tap each message you want to delete or tap the
All checkbox at the top of the screen to select all
messages.
Emergency Alerts
This device is designed to receive wireless emergency
alerts from the Commercial Mobile Alerting System
(CMAS), which may also be known as the Personal
Localized Alerting Network (PLAN). For more
information, contact your wireless provider.
4. Tap Delete and confirm when prompted.
Message Search
You can search through your messages by using the
Message Search feature.
Emergency alerts allows customers to receive
geographically-targeted messages. Alert messages
notify customers of imminent threats to their safety
within their area. There is no charge for receiving an
Emergency alert message.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Messages > Search.
3. Enter a word or phrase to search for, and then tap
Search on the keyboard.
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Messages > More options > Settings.
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There are three types of Emergency alerts:
• Alerts issued by the President
• Alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life
(extreme and severe)
• AMBER alerts (missing child alert)
Users may choose not to receive Imminent alerts
(extreme and severe) and AMBER alerts.
Note: Alerts issued by the President cannot be
disabled.
To disable Imminent and AMBER alerts:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Privacy and emergency >
Emergency alerts.
3. Tap Settings > Alert types.
• All alerts are enabled (on) by default.
4. Tap an alert option to disable it.
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My Files
• Categories
-- Images: View image files.
-- Audio: View audio files.
-- Videos: View video files.
-- Documents: View document files.
-- Downloads: View all apps and files that have
Access files stored on your device, including images,
videos, music, and sound clips.
To view files in My Files:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
My Files.
been downloaded to the device.
3. Tap a category to view the relevant files or folders.
-- Installation files: View all APK files.
4. Tap a file or folder to open it.
• Phone storage
-- Internal storage: View folders and files located
File Groups
on the device.
Files stored in the device are organized into the
following groups:
-- SD card: View folders and files located on the
optional SD card (not included).
• Recent files: View recently accessed files.
-- This option appears if one or more files have
been accessed recently.
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-- Clear recent file history: Clear the Recent
• Cloud storage
-- Google Drive: Use a Google account for cloud
files category. This option only appears if
files have been accessed recently.
storage.
-- Get more space: View storage information
Note: Cloud drives vary depending on the services you
sign in to.
for your device.
-- Settings: View settings for the My Files app.
My Files Options
Use My File options to search, edit, clear file history,
and more.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
options are available:
•
•
My Files. The following
Search: Search for a file or folder.
More options: Tap for the following options:
-- Verizon Cloud: Connect to the Verizon
Cloud service.
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Phone
More options
Voicemail
Hide the keypad
Video call
Call
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Make a Call
To make a call from Contacts:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps >
Contacts.
You can make a call from a Home screen.
Using the Dialer
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Enter a number on the keypad and tap
•
Tap
2. Swipe your finger across a contact to the right to
call the contact.
Phone.
Call.
From Recents
Keypad if the keypad is not displayed.
All incoming, outgoing, and missed calls are recorded
in the Call log. If the number or caller is listed in your
contacts list, the associated name is also displayed.
From Contacts
Swipe a contact or number to the right to make a call or
send a message.
1. From a Home screen, tap
2. Tap Recents. A list of recent calls is displayed.
To enable this feature:
3. Tap a contact, and then tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features >
Swipe to call or send messages.
3. Tap On/Off to enable this feature.
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Phone.
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Call.
Decline a Call
Direct Calls
Call the contact whose call log, message, or contact
details are currently on the screen by bringing the
device close to your ear.
►► On the incoming call screen, drag
Decline to the
left to reject the call and send it to your voicemail.
If you are using an app, a pop-up screen is displayed for
the incoming call.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features.
►► Tap
Decline to reject the call and send it to
your voicemail.
3. Tap Direct call, and tap On/Off to enable.
Decline with Message
Answer a Call
►► On the incoming call screen, drag Send message
upward and select a message.
When a call is received, the phone rings and the caller’s
phone number or name is displayed, if it is stored in the
Contacts list.
►► On the incoming call screen, drag
right to answer the call.
If you are using an app, a pop-up screen is displayed for
the incoming call.
Answer to the
►► Tap Send message and select a message.
If you are using an app, a pop-up screen is displayed for
the incoming call.
►► On the incoming call pop-up screen, tap
to answer the call.
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End a Call
Answer
To finish your call:
►► Tap
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End when you are ready to end your call.
While on a Call
To return to the call screen:
Adjust the Call Volume
►► Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification
panel, and then tap Call notification.
►► Press the Volume keys to increase or decrease the
volume.
To end a call from any application:
►► Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification
panel, and then tap
End call.
– or –
Tap More options > Turn on extra volume to
quickly add more volume to the incoming audio.
Switch to Headset or Speaker
Listen to the call using the speaker or through a
Bluetooth headset (not included).
Multitasking
If you exit the call screen and return to a Home screen,
your active call is indicated by Call on the Status bar.
►► Tap
Speaker to hear the caller using the
speaker.
This lets you continue with your current call and do
something else, such as access the contacts list, view a
recent email, or locate a picture.
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– or –
Tap Bluetooth to hear the caller using a
Bluetooth headset.
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Call Log
5. Tap Create contact.
– or –
The numbers of the calls you have dialed, received, or
missed are stored in the Call log.
1. From a Home screen, tap
If you want to replace the number for an existing
contact, tap Update existing.
Phone.
2. Tap Recents. A list of recent calls is displayed. If
the caller is in your Contacts list, the caller’s name
is displayed.
Delete Call Records
To delete Call log entries:
1. From a Home screen, tap
Save a Contact from a Recent Call
2. Tap Recents.
Use recent call information to create a contact or
update your Contacts list.
1. From a Home screen, tap
3. Touch and hold the call you want to delete from the
Call log.
Phone.
4. Tap Delete.
2. Tap Recents.
3. Tap the call that contains the information that you
want to save to your Contacts list.
4. Tap
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Phone.
Details.
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Block a Number
Create a Speed Dial
By adding a caller to your Block list, future calls from
this number are sent directly to your voicemail, and
messages are not received.
1. From a Home screen, tap
1. From a Home screen, tap
You can assign 999 speed dial numbers.
• Tap
Phone.
Phone.
Keypad if the keypad is not displayed.
2. Tap Recents.
2. Tap More options > Speed dial. The Speed dial
screen displays the reserved speed dial numbers.
3. Tap the caller you want to add to the Block list.
3. Tap an unassigned number.
4. Tap
Details > More options > Block contact.
Confirm when prompted.
• Tap
You can also modify the Block list in Settings:
• Number 1 is reserved for Voicemail.
Menu to select a different Speed dial
number than the next one in sequence.
►► From a Home screen, tap
Phone >
More options > Settings > Block numbers.
4. Type in a name or number, or tap Add from
Contacts to assign a contact to the number.
• The selected contact is displayed in the
Speed Dial
Speed dial number box.
You can assign a shortcut number to a contact for
speed dialing their default number.
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Emergency Calls
Make a Call with Speed Dial
You can make a call using Speed dial.
1. From a Home screen, tap
• Tap
You can dial the emergency telephone number in your
region regardless of the phone’s cellular service status.
Phone.
Keypad if the keypad is not displayed.
Make an Emergency Call
2. Touch and hold the Speed dial number.
You can dial the emergency telephone number
from your phone whether or not cellular service has
been activated. If your phone is not activated, you can
only make an emergency call.
• If the Speed dial number is more than one digit
long, enter the first digits, and then hold the
last digit.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Remove a Speed Dial Number
2. Enter the emergency telephone number (911 in
North America) and tap
Call.
You can remove an assigned Speed dial number.
1. From a Home screen, tap
Phone.
3. Complete your call. During this type of call, you
have access to most in-call features.
2. Tap More options > Speed dial.
3. Find the contact to remove from Speed dial.
4. Tap
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Phone.
Remove.
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Voicemail
Make an Emergency Call from a
Locked Screen
Use your phone’s voicemail feature.
The emergency telephone number can be dialed even if
the phone is locked, allowing anyone to use your phone
to call for help in an emergency. When accessed from
a locked screen, only the emergency calling feature is
accessible to the caller. The rest of the phone remains
secured.
1. Drag
For information on setting up voicemail, see
“Set Up Your Voicemail” on page 15.
1. From the Home screen, tap
1 key.
– or –
From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps, and
Voicemail.
then tap
Phone upward to open the call screen.
2. Tap Emergency call to display the Emergency
dialer.
2. Follow the voice prompts from the voicemail center.
3. Enter the emergency telephone number (911 in
North America) and tap
Call.
4. Complete your call. During this type of call, you
have access to most in-call features.
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Optional Calling Services
Video Calls
To make Video calls:
Place a Multi-Party Call
1. From a Home screen, tap
If your service plan supports this feature, you can make
another call while a call is in progress.
2. Enter a number and tap
1. From the active call, tap Add call to dial the second
call.
2. Dial the new number and tap
is answered:
Phone.
Video call.
Note: Not all devices support video calling. The
receiver has the option to accept the video call or
answer the call as a regular voice call.
Call. When the call
Activate Advanced Calling
• Tap the On hold number to switch between the
Enjoy high definition voice and video calling from
Verizon.
two calls.
• Tap
Merge to hear both callers at once
(multi-conferencing).
To upgrade to Advanced calling:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced calling.
• Tap Activate Advanced calling, and follow the
prompts to upgrade.
• Tap Advanced calling, and tap On/Off to enable
the feature.
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Activate Wi-Fi Calling
4. Enter a valid emergency address. This will be used
whenever an emergency call is placed over Wi-Fi.
Once the address is saved successfully, Wi‑Fi
Calling is turned on.
Wi-Fi Calling lets your device make and receive voice
and video calls over a Wi-Fi Internet connection
when your 4G coverage is weak or there is no cellular
coverage.
• Voice and video calls will now be able to go
over Wi-Fi when your cellular network coverage
is weak or if you don’t have cellular network
coverage in your area.
Texts and multimedia messages over Wi-Fi can also be
sent and received just like when you use these services
on a cellular network. For Wi-Fi calling to work, you
need to activate Advanced calling first.
Note: You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network for
this feature to work.
To activate Wi-Fi Calling:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Phone Settings
Settings > Advanced Calling.
To access settings:
3. Tap Activate Wi-Fi Calling.
Apps
►► From a Home screen, tap
Phone >
More options > Settings.
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Samsung Connect
Samsung Gear
Control your devices by monitoring them in one place.
Check the status of your devices by looking at the
dashboard.
Connect your device to your Samsung Gear using this
application.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Note: Non-Samsung connected device errors or defects
are not covered by the Samsung warranty; contact the
non-Samsung device manufacturer for support.
2. Tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
Samsung Connect, and
sign in with your Samsung account.
3. Follow the prompts to begin using
Samsung Connect.
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Samsung Gear.
Samsung Health
To access Samsung Health:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Use Samsung Health to plan, track, and manage your
health goals and activities, including exercise, sleep,
and meals.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
Samsung Health, and
read and accept the terms and conditions.
3. Set up your health profile and goals.
Caution: The information gathered from this device,
Samsung Health, or related software is not intended
for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions,
or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of
disease.
Before You Start Exercising
This app can be used to monitor your exercise. While
moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, is
safe for most people, health experts suggest that
you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise
program, particularly if you have any of the following
conditions:
The accuracy of the information and data provided
by this device and its related software, including
heart rate readings, may be affected by factors
such as environmental conditions, skin condition,
specific activity performed while using/wearing the
device, settings of the device, user configuration/
user-provided information, placement of the sensor
on the body, and other end-user interactions.
For more information on proper wear and use, see
samsung.com/us/heartratesensor.
Apps
• Heart disease;
• Asthma or lung disease;
• Diabetes, or liver or kidney disease;
• Arthritis.
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• You have a family history of heart disease before
You should also check with your doctor if you have
symptoms suggestive of heart, lung, or other serious
disease, such as:
•
age 55;
• You smoke or quit smoking in the past six months;
• You have not exercised for three months or more;
• You are overweight or obese;
• You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol;
• You have impaired glucose tolerance, also called
Pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw, or arms
during physical activity;
• Dizziness or loss of consciousness;
• Shortness of breath with mild exertion or at rest, or
when lying down or going to bed;
prediabetes.
• Ankle swelling, especially at night;
• A heart murmur or a rapid or pronounced heartbeat;
• Muscle pain when walking upstairs or up a hill that
When in Doubt — Check It Out
If you are unsure of your health status, have several
health problems, or are pregnant, you should speak
with your doctor before starting a new exercise
program. Working with your doctor ahead of time is a
good way to plan an exercise program that is right and
safe for you. Consider it the first step on your path to
physical fitness.
goes away when you rest.
Finally, the American College of Sports Medicine
recommends that you see your doctor before engaging
in vigorous exercise if two or more of the following
apply:
• You are a man older than age 45 or a woman older
than age 55;
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Samsung Notes
Edit Notes
You can make edits to notes you create.
Use Samsung Notes to write and save notes.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Compose a Note
2. Tap Samsung folder >
You can create notes using the Samsung Notes app.
3. Tap a note to view it.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
4. Tap the content and make edits.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
5. When you are finished, tap Save.
Samsung Notes.
3. Tap
Create and type a note. Available options
include:
Browse Notes
• Text: Use the keyboard to type text.
• Pen: Use your finger or a stylus (not included) to
You can browse notes you create.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
write text.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
• Brush: Create a drawing.
• Image: Insert an image into the note.
• Voice: Use your voice to insert text into the note.
Samsung Notes.
• Browse note entries by swiping up or down.
• To search for a note, tap Search.
4. Tap Save when finished.
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Samsung Notes.
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Notes Options
You can edit, share, or manage notes.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Samsung folder >
Samsung Notes.
3. While browsing notes, tap More options for the
following options:
• Edit: Select notes to share, delete, or move.
• Sort by: Change the way notes are organized.
• List/Grid view: Switch between List view and
Grid view.
• Settings: View settings for the
Samsung Notes app.
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Verizon Apps
Cloud
Back up and access your data. You can also use
Verizon Cloud® to transfer content between other
devices.
Enjoy these apps from Verizon Wireless.
Certain apps require a data plan or paid subscription.
Visit verizonwireless.com to learn more or contact your
service provider for additional information.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Verizon folder >
Amazon Shopping
My Verizon
Shop at amazon.com™ from your device.
View details and manage your Verizon Wireless
account. No airtime or minute charges apply when
accessing My Verizon.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Amazon folder >
Amazon Shopping.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Caller Name ID
2. Tap Verizon folder >
Subscribe to Caller Name ID to identify unknown
callers by name, picture, city, and state. Caller Name ID
requires a subscription.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Verizon folder >
Apps
Cloud.
Caller Name ID.
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My Verizon.
Prime Video
VZ Navigator
Watch Amazon Prime movies and videos on your phone.
Find, share and navigate to millions of locations, avoid
traffic and drive, or walk with ease.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Amazon folder >
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Prime Video.
2. Tap Verizon folder >
Slacker Radio
VZ Protect
Enjoy free Internet radio with your mobile device.
Protect your device from digital threats, including
viruses and malware, risky web sites, and from people
accessing the information on your device if it is ever
lost or misplaced.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Verizon folder >
VZ Navigator.
Slacker Radio.
Voice Mail
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Retrieve messages left by unanswered calls.
2. Tap Verizon folder >
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Apps
Voice Mail.
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VZ Protect.
Settings
Configure your device’s
connections and settings,
add accounts, and customize
Home screens, apps,
and features.
How to Use Settings
Search for Settings
If you are not sure exactly where to find a certain
setting, you can use the Search feature.
Access Settings
There are a couple of ways to access your device
settings.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps, and
then tap
Settings.
►► From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps, and
then tap
Settings.
2. Tap
• Enter a word or words in the Search field. As you
type, settings that match display on the screen.
– or –
• Tap an entry to go to that setting.
Drag down from the Status bar to display the
Notification panel, and then tap Settings.
Settings
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Connections
Manage connections between your device and a
variety of networks and other devices.
Wi-Fi
Manually Connect to a Wi‑Fi Network
You can connect your device to a Wi-Fi network
manually.
Wi-Fi is a term used for certain types of Wireless Local
Area Networks (WLAN). Wi-Fi communication requires
access to a wireless Access Point (AP).
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to
turn on Wi-Fi.
Connect to a Wi‑Fi Network
3. Swipe to the bottom of the screen and tap
Add network.
To scan for a Wi-Fi network and connect to it:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
4. Enter information about the Wi-Fi network:
2. Tap
Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to
turn on Wi-Fi.
• Network name: Enter the name of the Wi-Fi
network.
• When Wi-Fi is turned on, your device
• Security: Select a security option and enter your
automatically scans for available networks and
displays them.
password.
• Auto reconnect: Connect to this network
3. Tap the network you want to connect to.
automatically whenever available.
• When you select an open network, you are
• Show advanced options: Add advanced options
automatically connected to the network.
Otherwise, enter a password to connect.
Settings
such as IP settings and Proxy settings.
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5. Tap Connect to store the new information and
connect to your target wireless Access Point.
• Hotspot 2.0: Connect automatically to Wi-Fi
access points that support Hotspot 2.0.
• Manage networks: Manage your saved Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Options
networks.
The Wi-Fi settings menu allows you to set up many of
your device’s advanced Wi-Fi services.
• WPS push button: Set up a connection to a
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) router or other
equipment.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• WPS PIN entry: View the PIN used by your device
2. Tap
Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to
turn on Wi-Fi.
3. Tap
•
to set up a PIN-secured connection to a Wi-Fi
router or other equipment (not configurable).
More options > Advanced for options:
• Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep: Specify when to
Show Wi-Fi pop-up: Notify if Wi-Fi is available
when opening apps.
disconnect from Wi-Fi.
• Install network certificates: Install
• Smart network switch: Connect automatically
authentication certificates.
to a mobile network connection when the Wi-Fi
connection is unstable.
• Wi-Fi control history: View devices that have
turned your Wi‑Fi on or off.
• Wi-Fi notifications: Receive notifications when
open networks in range are detected.
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• MAC address: View your device’s MAC address,
3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct. Your device automatically scans
for nearby Wi-Fi Direct devices.
which is required when connecting to some
secured networks (not configurable).
•
4. Select a device, and then follow the prompts to
complete the connection.
IP address: View your device’s IP address
(not configurable).
Share Data with Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct
Share data with another device using Wi-Fi Direct.
Wi-Fi Direct allows direct device-to-device connections
using Wi-Fi, without having to connect to a Wi-Fi
network.
1. Connect your phone to the device using
Wi‑Fi Direct.
2. From an app, tap
Share.
Connect to a Device with Wi-Fi Direct
More options >
3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct and follow the prompts.
Use Wi-Fi Direct to connect directly to other
Wi‑Fi Direct devices.
Disconnect from Wi-Fi Direct
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Disconnect your phone from a Wi-Fi Direct device.
2. Tap
Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to
turn on Wi-Fi.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
• Wi-Fi must be on to configure settings.
Settings
Share or
Settings > Wi-Fi > Wi‑Fi Direct.
3. Tap a device to disconnect it.
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Bluetooth
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off
to turn on Bluetooth.
Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology
that connects your device wirelessly to a number of
Bluetooth devices, such as headsets and hands-free car
Bluetooth systems, and Bluetooth‑enabled computers,
printers, and wireless devices.
• Make sure that the target device is discoverable
so that your device can find it. Refer to the
instructions that came with the device to find
out how to set it to discoverable mode.
The Bluetooth communication range is approximately
30 feet.
• When Bluetooth is first turned on, it scans for
nearby Bluetooth devices and displays them.
Pair with a Bluetooth Device
• To manually perform a new scan, tap Scan.
The Bluetooth pairing process allows you to establish
trusted connections between your device and another
Bluetooth device.
3. Tap the name of the target device when you see it
displayed in the Bluetooth devices section.
• Your device automatically tries to pair with the
Pairing between two Bluetooth devices is a one‑time
process. Once a pairing is created, the devices
continue to recognize their partnership and exchange
information without having to re-enter a passcode.
Settings
target device. If automatic pairing fails, enter
the passcode supplied with the target device.
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Rename a Paired Device
To receive data from another device using Bluetooth:
Once you have paired your device to another device,
you can rename the paired device to make it easier to
recognize.
1. When another device attempts to send a file to your
phone using Bluetooth, you will see a request to
accept the file.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Accept.
2. Tap
Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off
to turn on Bluetooth.
3. To open the file, drag down the Notification panel
and tap File received.
3. Tap
Settings next to the previously paired
device, and then tap Rename.
Connect with a Bluetooth Device
4. Enter a new name, and tap Rename.
Listen to music using a Bluetooth stereo headset, or
have hands-free conversations using a compatible
Bluetooth headset or car kit.
Share Data with Bluetooth
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Use Bluetooth to transfer information between your
phone and another Bluetooth-enabled device.
2. Tap
Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off
to turn on Bluetooth.
To send data to another device using Bluetooth:
1. From an app, tap
Share.
Share or
3. Tap a device from the “Paired devices” list.
More options >
2. Tap Bluetooth and follow the prompts.
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Phone Visibility
Disconnect from a Bluetooth Device
Disconnect a Bluetooth device from your phone.
Allow other devices to find your mobile device and
transfer files.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
To enable or disable Phone visibility:
2. Tap
Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off
to turn off Bluetooth.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Unpair from a Bluetooth Device
2. Tap
Settings > More > Phone visibility, and then
tap On/Off.
When you unpair from a Bluetooth device, the two
devices no longer recognize each other. To connect
again, you have to pair the devices.
Data Usage
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Monitor how your data is being used, and set limits and
restrictions to conserve it.
2. Tap
Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off
to turn on Bluetooth.
Your service provider may account for data usage
differently.
3. Tap
Settings next to the paired device, and
then tap Unpair to delete the paired device.
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Turn Data Saver On or Off
Create an Alert for Mobile Data
Usage
Data saver prevents some apps from sending or
receiving data in the background, as well as reduce the
frequency of data use.
Receive alerts when mobile data use reaches a warning
amount you set.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Settings > Data usage > Mobile data usage.
3. Tap Allow app while Data saver on.
3. Tap
Settings > Data warning.
4. Tap On/Off next to each app that you want to
permit to have unrestricted data usage.
4. Enter the data usage warning amount, and then tap
Set to save.
Turn Mobile Data On or Off
Check Mobile Data Usage by Apps
Settings > Data usage > Data saver.
Enable or disable mobile data use on your phone.
Monitor your apps’ mobile data usage.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Data usage > Mobile data to turn
mobile data on or off.
2. Tap
Settings
Settings > Data usage > Mobile data usage.
3. Tap an app to view data usage details.
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Airplane Mode
Additional Mobile Data Usage
Options
Airplane mode disconnects your device from all
networks and turns off connectivity features, such as
phone calls and Wi-Fi.
Configure more options for mobile data usage.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
While in Airplane mode, you can use other features
such as playing music, watching videos, and other
offline applications.
2. Tap
Settings > Data usage. The following
options are available:
• Bill cycle: Set the day of the month to start the
bill cycle for your device.
Turn Airplane Mode On or Off
•
Wi‑Fi data usage: View data usage over Wi‑Fi
connections.
To enable or disable Airplane mode:
•
Restrict networks: Select networks to prevent
apps that are running in the background from
using them.
Settings
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Airplane mode, and then tap
On/Off to enable or disable the option.
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NFC and Payment
3. Tap On/Off to turn NFC on.
4. Tap Android Beam, and then tap On/Off to enable
or disable the option.
NFC (Near Field Communication) allows data exchange
when you touch your device with another compatible
device.
Tap and Pay
Tap and pay allows you to select the default payment
application you want to use for making purchases on
your device.
Enable NFC
Activate NFC to allow your device to exchange data
with other NFC devices.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Settings > NFC and payment, and then tap
On/Off to enable or disable the option.
3. Tap On/Off to turn NFC on.
4. Tap Tap and pay.
Android Beam
5. Choose the app that you want as your default.
When Android Beam is activated, you can beam app
content to another NFC-capable device by holding the
devices close together.
• Tap Others to choose other types of
payment apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings
Settings > NFC and payment.
Settings > NFC and payment.
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Mobile Hotspot
Connect a Device to Your
Mobile Hotspot
Activate Hotspot to allow other devices to use your
device’s Internet connection.
Use the other device’s Wi-Fi control to connect to
Mobile hotspot.
Note: You must have a tethering plan on your service
account in order to use Hotspot.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Warning: Hotspot consumes battery power and uses
data service.
2. Tap
Settings > Mobile hotspot and tethering >
Mobile hotspot.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
3. Tap On/Off to turn on Mobile hotspot.
2. Tap
Settings > Mobile hotspot and tethering >
Mobile hotspot.
4. Activate Wi-Fi on the target device.
5. Scan for Wi-Fi hotspots and select the target device
from the list.
3. Tap On/Off to turn Hotspot on or off.
6. Enter your device’s Mobile hotspot password on the
target device.
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Change the Mobile Hotspot
Password
Note: Using your device as a Mobile hotspot consumes
battery power and uses data service. While Mobile
hotspot is active, your device’s applications use the
Mobile hotspot data service. Roaming while using your
device as a Hotspot incurs extra data charges.
You can change your Mobile hotspot password.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Mobile hotspot and tethering >
Mobile hotspot.
2. Tap
Settings > Mobile hotspot and tethering >
Mobile hotspot.
3. Tap the password and enter a new password.
3. Tap More options > Allowed devices, and then
tap Add to enter the other device’s Device name
and MAC address.
4. Tap Save.
Allowed Devices List
4. Tap Add to add the device.
Control whether devices connect to your Mobile
hotspot with the Allowed devices list. After you add
devices to the list, they can scan for your device and
connect using your device’s Mobile hotspot name and
password.
Settings
• To restrict connections to your Allowed devices
list, tap Allowed devices only.
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Configure Mobile Hotspot Settings
• Show advanced options: Access advanced
options, including Broadcast channel, and
to specify the channel your device uses for
Mobile Hotspot.
Manage your Mobile hotspot security and connecting
settings.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Wi-Fi Sharing
2. Tap
Settings > Mobile hotspot and tethering >
Mobile hotspot.
Your Wi-Fi network may be shared with other devices.
Be aware that your device may switch between your
saved Wi-Fi networks without notice.
3. Tap More options > Configure mobile hotspot for
the following settings:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• Network name: View and change the name of
your Hotspot.
2. Tap
Settings > Mobile hotspot and tethering >
Mobile hotspot.
• Hide my phone: Make your phone invisible to
others.
•
3. Tap Wi-Fi sharing to enable this feature.
Security: Choose the security level for your
Hotspot.
• Password: If you choose a security level that
uses a password, enter the password. A default
password is displayed on the Hotspot screen.
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Tethering
Mobile Networks
You can use Bluetooth or USB tethering to share your
device’s Internet connection with a computer.
Control your device’s access to networks and mobile
data service.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Settings > Mobile hotspot and tethering.
3. Tap an option:
Settings > Mobile networks for options:
• Data Roaming Access: Enable or disable
connection to data services when your device is
roaming on another network.
• Tap Bluetooth tethering to share your device’s
Internet connection via Bluetooth.
• Roaming: Enable or disable data while roaming
• Connect the computer to the device using the
on other mobile networks.
USB cable, and then tap USB tethering to turn
on tethering.
• Signal strength: View your signal strength.
• Network mode: Choose a preferred network
mode.
• Access Point Names: Choose or add APNs.
• Network operators: View your network
operators.
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Location
• Battery saving: Uses Wi-Fi and mobile networks
Some apps, such as Google Maps, may require
one or more location services be turned on for full
functionality.
• Phone only: Uses GPS only.
(no GPS).
5. Tap Improve accuracy to use other connections for
determining your location:
Locating Method
• Wi-Fi scanning: Allow apps and services to scan
Before using any features that require location
assistance, you must enable your device’s location
services.
• Bluetooth scanning: Allow apps to scan for and
for Wi-Fi networks automatically, even when
Wi-Fi is turned off.
connect to nearby devices automatically through
Bluetooth, even when Bluetooth is turned off.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Location.
3. Tap On/Off to turn on Location services.
4. Tap Locating method to select how your location is
determined:
• High accuracy: Uses GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile
networks.
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Recent Location Requests
3. Tap On/Off to turn on Location services.
Apps that have requested your location are listed under
Recent location requests.
4. Tap Google Location History and sign in to your
Google Account for more options.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Nearby Device Scanning
2. Tap
Settings > Location.
Scan for nearby devices to connect to and set them
up easily. You receive a notification when there are
available devices to connect to. This function uses
Bluetooth Low Energy scanning even if Bluetooth is
turned off on your device.
3. Tap On/Off to turn on Location services.
4. Tap an entry under Recent location requests to
view the app’s settings.
Location Services
To enable nearby device scanning:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Google Location History™ stores and uses your device’s
most recent location data. Google apps, such as Google
Maps, can use this data to improve your search results
based on places that you have visited.
2. Tap
3. Tap On/Off to enable the feature.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings
Settings > More > Nearby device scanning.
Settings > Location.
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Printing
3. Tap
4. Tap Connect to car via USB.
Print images and documents to Samsung printers and
other compatible printers (not included).
Download Booster
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Download booster improves download speed by using
both Wi-Fi and LTE networks at the same time when
downloading files over 30 MB in size.
Settings > More > Printing.
3. Tap Download plug-in, and follow the prompts to
add a print service.
Note: Download booster uses mobile data services.
MirrorLink
To turn on Download booster:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Mirror your phone’s display on your car’s entertainment
and information screen using a USB connection. To use
this feature, your car system must support MirrorLink.
2. Tap
Settings > More > Download booster.
3. Tap On/Off to enable Download booster.
To turn on MirrorLink:
1. Connect your phone to your car’s system using the
USB cable.
2. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Settings
Settings > More > MirrorLink.
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Virtual Private Networks
(VPN)
To edit or delete a VPN:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Set up and manage your Virtual Private Networks
(VPNs). You must set a secured screen lock before
setting up a VPN. For more information, see
“Set a Screen Lock” on page 173.
3. Tap
Settings next to the VPN that you want to
edit or delete.
4. Edit the VPN and tap Save.
– or –
Set Up and Manage a VPN
Tap Delete to delete the VPN.
Use the VPN settings menu to add, edit, or delete a VPN
connection to your device.
To add a VPN:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > More > VPN.
3. Tap Add VPN and follow the prompts to set up
your VPN.
Settings
Settings > More > VPN.
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Ethernet
Connect to or Disconnect from
Your VPN
Configure an Ethernet connection with your device.
Once you have set up a VPN connection, connecting to
and disconnecting from the VPN is easy.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > More > Ethernet, and follow the
prompts.
To connect to a VPN:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > More > VPN.
3. Tap the VPN, enter your log in information, and tap
Connect.
To disconnect from a VPN:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > More > VPN.
3. Tap the VPN, and then tap Disconnect.
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Sounds and
Vibration
Configure the sounds and vibrations used to indicate
notifications, screen touches, and other interactions.
Sound Mode
Easy Mute
You can switch between sound modes, while preserving
the individual sound settings you have made.
Mute sounds and video by covering the screen or
turning over the device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Sound mode, and then choose a mode:
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features > Easy mute,
and tap On/Off to enable.
Vibrations
• Sound: Use the sounds, vibrations, and volume
levels you have chosen in Sound settings for
notifications and alerts.
Configure your device’s vibrations.
• Vibrate: Vibrate for notifications and alerts. This
Vibrate While Ringing
uses the Vibration intensity you choose in Sound
settings.
•
Your device can vibrate in addition to ringing when you
receive a call.
Mute: Mute all sounds and notifications.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Vibrate while ringing to enable this option.
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Volume
Vibration Intensity
Set vibration intensity levels for calls, notifications, and
feedback.
Set the system volume level and default volume for call
ringtones, notifications, and other audio.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Volume Key Default
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Vibration intensity.
Set the Volume key to adjust the ringtone or media
volume by default.
3. Drag the sliders to set the intensity for each setting.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Vibration Pattern
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Default Volume key control.
Choose from preset vibration patterns or create your
own pattern.
3. Tap Ringtone or Media to set.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Vibration pattern.
3. Tap a pattern to preview and select it.
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Set the Volume
Media Volume Limiter
You can also set the Ringtone volume from a Home
screen by pressing the Volume key.
Limit the maximum output of the device’s volume. You
can also set a PIN to prevent unauthorized users from
changing this setting.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration > Volume
and drag the sliders to set the default volume for:
2. Tap
• Ringtone
• Media
• Notifications
• System
Settings > Sounds and vibration > Volume.
3. Tap More options > Media volume limiter.
• Tap On/Off to enable this feature.
-- When enabled, drag the Custom volume
limit slider to set the maximum output
volume.
• Tap Set volume limit PIN to prevent changes to
the volume setting.
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Ringtone
Notification Sounds
Choose from preset ringtones or add your own.
Choose a sound for notifications, such as for new
messages and event reminders.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Ringtone.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Notification sounds and configure the following
options:
3. Tap a ringtone to hear a preview and select it.
– or –
• Default notification sound: Choose a default
Tap
Add from phone to use an audio file as a
ringtone.
sound for all notifications.
• Messages notifications: Choose a sound for
message notifications, and enable or disable
vibration alert.
• Calendar notifications: Choose a sound for
calendar notifications, and enable or disable
vibration alert.
• Email notifications: Configure email account
notifications. An email account must be
configured for this option to be available.
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Do Not Disturb
• Tap Hide visual notifications to select options
for preventing visual notifications for apps
silenced by Do not disturb.
This setting allows you to block all notifications and
alerts. The options below determine what notifications
can make sounds, and during what time periods you
want to enter this mode.
System Sounds
To activate Do not disturb mode:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration, and tap to
enable each option:
Set various other system sound options.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Do not disturb and configure the following:
• Touch sounds: Play tones when you touch or tap
the screen to make selections.
• Turn on now: Enable this option.
• Turn on as scheduled: Configure Days, Start
• Screen lock sounds: Play a sound when you
unlock the screen.
time, and End time to set up a do not disturb
schedule.
•
• Emergency tone: Set the emergency tone to
alert, vibrate, or silent.
Tap Allow exceptions to customize which
notifications are allowed while your device is in
Do not disturb mode.
• Charging sound: Play a sound when a charger is
connected.
• Vibration feedback: Enable vibration when the
navigation keys are tapped.
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Key-Tap Feedback
Sound Quality and
Effects
Play tones when the dialing keypad or the keyboard is
tapped.
You can enable sound effects when connected to
a headset. Sound effects are only available when
headphones or a compatible Bluetooth headset
(not included) is connected.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration, and then
tap to enable each option:
• Dialing keypad tones: Play a tone when the
Choose from advanced sound options to customize your
audio experience.
• Keyboard sound: Play a sound when the
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
dialing keypad is tapped.
Samsung keyboard is tapped.
•
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Sound quality and effects.
Keyboard vibration: Enable vibrations when the
Samsung keyboard is tapped.
Settings
3. Tap Equalizer and choose a setting, or tap
Advanced or Basic to customize your sound
settings.
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Separate App Sound
4. Tap On/Off to enable each option:
• UHQ upscaler: Enhance the sound resolution
You can choose to have an app play sound on a speaker
or headphones separate from the rest of the sounds on
your phone.
of music and videos for a clearer listening
experience.
• Surround: Recreate the effects of rich surround
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• Tube Amp Pro: Simulate the soft timbre of a
2. Tap
Settings > Sounds and vibration >
Separate app sound.
• Concert hall: Simulate the reverb of a
3. Tap On/Off to enable Separate app sound, and then
set the following options:
sound.
tube amplifier.
concert hall.
• App: Choose an app to play its sound on a
5. Tap Adapt sound and follow the prompts to
customize your sound settings.
separate audio device.
• Audio device: Choose the audio device that you
want the app’s sound to be played on.
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Notifications
Select which apps you want to receive alerts from.
Alerts include notifications, sounds, and vibrations.
Block App Notifications
Customize App
Notifications
Block notifications for apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Customize notification settings for each application
individually.
Settings > Notifications.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
3. Tap On/Off next to an app or All apps to enable or
disable notifications.
2. Tap
Settings > Notifications.
3. Tap an app, and select an option:
• Allow notifications: Receive notifications from
this app.
• Show silently: Do not make a sound or vibrate,
and blow previews in pop-ups.
• Set as priority: Allow notifications from this app
to sound and turn on the screen while Do not
disturb is turned on.
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Display
Configure your display’s brightness,
screen timeout delay, and other
display settings.
Screen Brightness
Blue Light Filter
Adjust the screen brightness to suit your surroundings
or personal preference. You may also want to adjust
screen brightness to conserve battery power.
Use the Blue light filter at night to help you sleep
better. You can set a schedule to automatically turn this
feature on and off.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Blue light filter, and
then choose one of the following options:
Settings > Display.
3. Customize options under Brightness:
• Tap Turn on now to enable this feature.
• Tap Turn on as scheduled to set a schedule
• Drag the Brightness slider to set a custom
brightness level.
for when Blue light filter should be enabled.
You can choose Sunset to sunrise or
Custom schedule.
• Tap Auto brightness to automatically adjust
the screen brightness based on the lighting
conditions.
3. Drag the Opacity slider to set the opacity of the
filter.
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Screen Mode
Screen Resolution
Choose a screen mode to match your type of viewing.
You can change the screen resolution level. All apps
will close when you change the resolution.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Screen mode and
choose a screen mode:
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Screen resolution and
choose a screen resolution level.
• Tap Adaptive display if you want your device to
automatically optimize the display to match the
type of image displayed and other criteria, such
as battery level.
3. Tap Apply to change the resolution.
– or –
Choose a specific type of screen mode based on
what you are viewing.
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Screen Zoom and Font
Full Screen Apps
You can set the screen zoom level and the font size and
style.
Choose which apps you want to use in the full screen
aspect ratio.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Screen zoom and font
for the following options:
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Full screen apps and
tap apps to enable or disable this feature.
• Drag the Screen zoom slider to adjust the zoom
level.
• Drag the Font size slider to adjust the size of
text.
• Tap a Font style to select a font, or tap
Download fonts to find new fonts from
Galaxy Apps.
3. Tap Apply to set the screen zoom and font.
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Easy Mode
To disable Easy mode:
Switch between the default screen layout and a simpler
layout. The Easy mode layout has larger text and icons,
making for a more straightforward visual experience.
2. Tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
3. Tap Apply to exit Easy mode.
Icon Frames
To enable Easy mode:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
You can show icons with shaded frames to make them
stand out on the Home screen and Apps list screen.
Settings > Easy mode.
3. Tap Easy mode to enable this feature.
•
Settings > Easy mode > Standard mode.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
When Easy mode is enabled, you can swipe
down the page and select which apps you want
to display on the Home screens.
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Icon frames and
choose one of the following options:
• Icons only: Show icons only.
• Icons with frames: Show icons with shaded
4. Tap the apps you want to add or remove.
5. Tap Apply to save your settings.
frames.
3. Tap Done, and confirm when prompted.
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LED Indicator
Navigation Bar
Light up the LED indicator when charging, voice
recording, or receiving notifications.
You can configure the Navigation bar background color
and button layout.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Display > LED indicator to turn
the feature on or off.
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Navigation bar for the
following settings:
Status Bar
• Background color: Choose color for the
background of the Navigation bar.
Configure display options for the Status bar.
• Unlock with Home button: Touch and hold
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Home while the screen is off to skip the
Lock screen and go directly to the Home screen.
Settings > Display > Status bar.
• Button layout: Choose the order of the
• Tap Show recent notifications only to display
navigation keys.
only the three most recent notification icons on
the Status bar.
• Home button sensitivity: Adjust the amount of
pressure needed to touch and hold
moving the slider.
• Tap Show battery percentage to display the
battery charge percentage next to the battery
icon on the Status bar.
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Home by
Screen Timeout
Screen Saver
Turn the screen off after a set amount of time.
Screen saver controls what is displayed on the screen
when the device is docked (dock not included) or while
charging. You can choose to display colors or photos.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Screen timeout and
choose a time period.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Keep Screen Turned Off
Settings > Display > Screen saver.
3. Tap On/Off to enable Screen saver.
You can prevent the screen from turning on while the
device is in a dark place, such as a pocket or a bag.
4. Configure options:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• Colors: Tap the selector to display a changing
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Keep screen turned off
to enable or disable the feature.
• Photo Table: Display pictures in a photo table.
screen of colors.
Tap
Settings for options.
• Photo frame: Display pictures in a photo frame.
Tap
Settings for options.
• Photos: Display pictures from your Google
Photos account. Tap
Settings for options.
5. Tap Preview for a demonstration of Screen saver.
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Smart Stay
One-Handed Mode
Smart stay detects your face with the front camera so
that the screen stays on while you are looking at it.
Change the screen layout to accommodate operating
your device with one hand.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Display > Smart stay, and tap
On/Off to turn the feature on.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features >
One‑handed mode.
3. Tap On/Off to enable or disable the following:
• Gesture: Swipe up diagonally from either
bottom corner to reduce the display size.
• Button: Tap
Home three times in quick
succession to reduce the display size.
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Wallpapers and
Themes
You can change the appearance of your device with
custom wallpapers, themes, and icons.
Wallpapers
Themes
Change the look of the Home and Lock screens with
wallpaper. You can display a favorite picture or choose
from preloaded wallpapers.
Set the theme to be applied to your Home and Lock
screens, wallpapers, and app icons.
To change wallpaper:
2. Tap
Settings > Wallpapers and themes >
Themes.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Wallpapers and themes >
Wallpapers.
3. Tap a theme to view a preview of the theme.
3. Tap View all to see all available wallpaper images.
4. Tap Apply to apply the selected theme.
• Tap View all to see all available themes.
4. Tap an image to choose it.
• Infinity wallpapers will be applied to all screens.
• Other wallpapers will prompt you to select
which screen you want to use it for.
• If available, tap Motion effect to add movement
to your screens.
5. Tap Set as wallpaper, and confirm if prompted.
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Icons
Always On Displays
(AODs)
Apply custom icons to replace built-in app icons.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Apply custom layouts for the Always On Display.
2. Tap
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Settings > Wallpapers and themes > Icons.
3. Tap an icon set to view a preview the icons.
•
2. Tap
Tap View all to see all available icon sets.
Settings > Wallpapers and themes > AODs.
3. Tap a layout to view a preview the AOD.
4. Tap Apply to apply the selected icon set.
• Tap View all to see all available layouts.
4. Tap Apply to apply the selected layout.
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Device
Maintenance
View the status of your device’s battery, storage, and
memory. You can also automatically optimize your
device’s system resources.
Battery
•
View how battery power is used for device activities.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
•
More options > Advanced settings: Configure
advanced battery settings and notifications,
such as Fast cable charging, or showing a
battery percentage in the Status bar.
Performance Mode
Settings > Battery for options:
Battery usage: View details of battery usage by
item.
Optimize your device’s performance features to best fit
your usage.
• Power saving mode: Extend battery life by
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
selecting a power saving mode level. Choose
Off, Mid, or Max. Estimated remaining battery
life for each mode is provided.
2. Tap
Settings > Performance mode. Choose one
of the following options:
• Optimized (recommended): Balance battery life
• App power monitor: Put apps to sleep so that
and screen resolution for everyday use.
they do not use battery power when not in use.
Tap Save power to enable.
• Game: Enhance your gaming experience by
making games run more smoothly.
• Unmonitored apps: Select apps to exclude from
being put to sleep by the App power monitor.
• Entertainment: Enjoy music and videos with
ultra high quality sound and enhanced images.
• High performance: Experience the highest
quality display settings.
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Storage
Mount a Memory Card
Device Memory
When you install an optional memory card, it is
automatically mounted (connected to the device) and
prepared for use. However, should you unmount the
card without removing it from the device, you need to
mount it before it can be accessed.
View and manage the memory used by the device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
3. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then
tap Mount.
View the device memory and usage. Mount, unmount,
or format an optional memory card (not included).
Settings > Storage:
Memory Card (SD Card)
Remove a Memory Card
Once an optional memory card (not included) has been
installed in your device, the card memory is displayed
in the Storage setting.
Warning: To prevent damage to information stored on
the memory card, unmount the card before removing it
from the device.
For more information, see “Install the SIM Card and a
Memory Card” on page 6.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings
Settings > Storage.
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Settings > Storage.
Emergency Mode
3. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then
tap Unmount.
Use Emergency mode to conserve battery power during
emergencies. Power‑hungry apps and functions are
disable, but you are still able to send messages, use
Contacts, and make emergency calls.
4. Remove the memory card from the device.
Format a Memory Card
Warning: When formatting an SD card, you should back
up your music and photo files that are stored on the
card because formatting the SD card deletes all the
stored data.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Privacy and emergency >
Emergency mode.
3. Tap On/Off to turn the feature on.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Storage.
3. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, tap
Format, and then follow the prompts.
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Language and Input
Google Voice Typing
Configure your device’s language and input settings.
Speak rather than type your text entries using Google
Voice typing.
Change the Device Language
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
You can add languages to your list and organize them
according to preference. If an app doesn’t support
your default language then it will move to the next
supported language in your list.
3. Tap Virtual keyboard > Google voice typing.
2. Tap
• Languages: Select languages for Google voice
typing.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
• “Ok Google” detection: Launch a Google search
Settings > Language and input > Language.
whenever you say “OK Google”.
3. Tap
Add language, and select a language from
the list.
•
Settings > Language and input.
• Hands-free: Allow requests with the device
locked.
To change the default language, or remove a
language from your list, tap Edit.
• Speech output: Select options for spoken
feedback.
• Offline speech recognition: Download and
install speech recognition engines, allowing you
to use voice input while not connected to the
network.
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• Block offensive words: Hide search results that
Physical Keyboards
• Bluetooth headset: Records audio through a
Customize options when you have a physical keyboard
connected to your device (Sold separately).
contain offensive words.
Bluetooth headset, if available.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Manage Virtual Keyboards
3. Tap Physical keyboard, and select an option:
Enable or disable virtual keyboards.
• Show virtual keyboard: Show the virtual
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
keyboard while a physical keyboard is also being
used.
Settings > Language and input.
3. Tap Virtual keyboard > Manage keyboards.
• Keyboard shortcuts: Show explanations of the
keyboard shortcuts on the screen.
4. Tap each keyboard to enable or disable.
Settings
Settings > Language and input.
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Text-to-Speech Options
• Listen to an example: Tap to play a short
demonstration of speech synthesis.
Configure your Text-to-Speech (TTS) options. TTS is
used for various accessibility features, such as Voice
Assistant. For more information, see “Accessibility” on
page 185.
• Default language status: Display the default
language in use.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Pointer Speed
2. Tap
Settings > Language and input >
Text‑to‑speech for options:
Configure pointer speed for an optional mouse or
trackpad (not included).
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• Preferred TTS engine: Choose either the
Samsung or Google Text-to-speech engine. Tap Settings next to each TTS engine for options.
2. Tap
3. Under Pointer speed, drag the slider to the right to
go faster or to the left to go slower.
• Speech rate: Set the speed at which the text is
spoken.
• Pitch: Set the pitch of the speech.
• Reset speech rate: Reset the speech rate.
• Reset pitch: Reset the speech pitch.
Settings
Settings > Language and input.
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Date and Time
• Use 24-hour format: Set the format for
displaying time.
By default, your device receives date and time
information from the wireless network. When you are
outside network coverage, you may want to set date
and time information manually using the date and time
settings.
Reset
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
Reset Settings
Reset device and network settings. You can also reset
your device to its factory defaults.
2. Tap
Settings > Date and time. The following
options are available:
You can reset your device to its factory default settings,
which resets everything except the security, language,
and account settings. Personal data is not affected.
• Automatic date and time: Receive date and
time updates from the wireless network.
When Automatic date and time is disabled, the
following options are available:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Backup and reset >
Reset settings.
-- Set date: Enter the current date.
-- Set time: Enter the current time.
-- Select time zone: Choose your local time
3. Tap Reset settings, and confirm when prompted.
zone.
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Reset Network Settings
Note: When you sign in to a Google Account on your
device, Factory Reset Protection is activated. This
protects your device in the event it is lost or stolen.
For more information, see “Factory Reset Protection” on
page 12.
You can reset Wi-Fi, Mobile data, and Bluetooth
settings with Reset network settings.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
If you reset your device to factory default settings
with the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) feature
activated, you must enter the user name and password
for a registered Google Account to regain access to
the device. You will not be able to access the device
without the correct credentials.
2. Tap
Settings > Backup and reset >
Reset network settings.
3. Tap Reset settings, and confirm when prompted.
Factory Data Reset
You can reset your device to factory defaults, erasing all
data from your device.
Warning: If you reset your Google Account password, it
can take 24 hours for the password reset to sync with
all devices registered to the account.
This action permanently erases ALL data from the
device, including Google or other account settings,
system and application data and settings, downloaded
applications, as well as your music, photos, videos, and
other files. Any data stored on an external SD card is
not affected.
Settings
Before resetting your device:
1. Verify that the information you want to keep has
transferred to your storage area.
2. Log in to your Google Account and confirm your
user name and password.
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To reset your device:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Backup and reset >
Factory data reset.
3. Tap Reset and follow the prompts to perform the
reset.
4. When the device restarts, follow the prompts to set
up your device.
System Updates
Check for and install available software updates for
your device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > System updates >
Check for system updates.
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Lock Screen
and Security
Secure your device and protect your data
with Lock Screen and Security settings.
Set a Screen Lock
• Fingerprints: Use fingerprint recognition to
It is recommended that you secure your device using a
Screen lock.
• Iris: Use iris recognition to unlock the screen.
unlock the screen.
3. Select your notification preferences, if you choose a
secured lock screen option:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Screen lock type to select a screen lock and level
of security:
• Tap On/Off to enable or disable showing
notifications on the lock screen.
• Hide content: Enable to hide the content of
• Swipe: Swipe the screen to unlock it.
• Pattern: Create a pattern that you draw on the
notifications.
• Notification icons only: Enable to hide
screen to unlock your device.
notification details and show only the icon.
• PIN: Select a PIN to use for unlocking the screen.
• Password: Create a password for unlocking the
4. Choose a screen lock option:
• Smart Lock: Unlock your mobile device
screen.
automatically when trusted locations or other
devices have been detected. A secure screen
lock is required for this feature.
• None: Do not lock the screen.
• Face: Use facial recognition to unlock your
device.
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• Secure lock settings: Set your secure lock
• Clock style: Select a layout for the standby
functions such as Secured lock time and Smart
lock. A secure screen lock is required for this
feature.
screen. This is not available if you choose
Home button only.
• Show always: Enable to show the Always On
Always On Display
Settings
Display at all times.
-- Set schedule: If you disable Show always,
then set a schedule for when to start and
end Always On Display.
Choose what to display on a standby screen instead of
turning off the screen.
• About Always On Display: View the current
software version and license information.
Note: To turn this feature on or off without going to
Settings, double tap the Always On Display screen.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Always On Display for options:
• Tap On/Off to enable the feature, and then set
the following options:
• Content to show: Choose to show
Home,
a clock, or information.
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Lock Screen and AOD
Settings
Samsung Pass
Use Samsung Pass to access your favorite services
with biometric data. You must sign in to your Samsung
account to use Samsung Pass.
Configure display settings for the Lock screen and
Always On Display (AOD).
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Samsung Pass.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security for
options:
3. Follow the prompts to sign to your Samsung
account and add your biometric data.
• Information and FaceWidgets: Set a clock,
FaceWidgets, or Contact Information to display
on the Lock screen and Always On Display
screen.
Unknown Sources
Enable installation of non-Google Play applications.
• Notifications: Select which notifications to
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
display on the Lock screen and Always On
Display screen.
•
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Unknown sources to enable this option.
App shortcuts: Select which apps to open from
the Lock screen.
Settings
Warning: Enabling installation of third-party
applications can cause your device and personal data to
be more vulnerable to attacks by unknown sources.
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Secure Folder
Encrypt SD Card
Lock your private content and apps to enhance security.
You must sign in to your Samsung account in order to
use Secure Folder. You must also set a secure lock for
your device.
Require a numeric PIN or password to decrypt your
optional memory card (not included) when you first
access it after powering on your device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Encrypt SD card.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Secure Folder and follow the prompts to secure
content on your device.
3. Tap Encrypt SD card and follow the prompts to
encrypt all data on your memory card.
Secure Startup
Protect your device by requiring a numeric PIN or
password to be entered before it starts up. You must
have a secured screen lock for this option to be
available.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Secure startup and select an option.
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Set Up SIM Card Lock
Security Update Service
Require your SIM card PIN to unlock and use your
SIM card.
Automatically receive security updates.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Other security settings for the following Security
update service options:
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Other security settings > Set up SIM card lock and
follow the prompts.
• Security policy updates: Automatically or
• Tap Lock SIM card to enable the feature.
• Tap Change SIM card PIN to create a new PIN.
manually check for security policy updates.
-- Automatic updates can also be limited to
only when your device is connected to a
Wi-Fi network.
View Passwords
Display password characters briefly as you type them.
• Send security reports: Use Wi-Fi to send
security reports to Samsung for threat analysis.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Other security settings > Make passwords visible
to turn the feature on.
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Phone Administration
Credential Storage
Manage your device administrators and application
installation privileges.
Manage your security certificates. If a certificate
authority (CA) certificate gets compromised or for some
other reason you do not trust it, you can disable or
remove it.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Other security settings > Phone administrators.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Other security settings for the following options:
• Tap Android Device Manager to allow it to lock
or erase a lost device.
• Tap Secure Folder to allow it to manage
• Storage type: Select a storage location for
• Tap Support & Protection to protect your
• View security certificates: Display certificates
credential contents.
your device.
in your device’s ROM and other certificates you
have installed.
mobile device from threats posed by malicious
websites.
• User certificates: View user certificates.
• Install from phone storage: Install a new
certificate from storage.
• Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents
from the device and reset the password.
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Advanced Security
Settings
• Usage data access: View the applications that
can access your device’s usage history.
• Notification access: View the applications that
can access notifications you receive on your
device.
Use these options to configure advanced security
settings.
• Do not disturb permission: View which apps
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
have permission to change the Do not disturb
settings.
2. Tap
Settings > Lock screen and security >
Other security settings for the following advanced
options:
• Trust agents: Perform selected actions when
trusted devices are connected.
-- To view Trust agents, set up a secured
screen lock (Password, PIN, or Pattern). For
more information, see “Set a Screen Lock” on
page 173.
• Pin windows: Pin an app on your device screen,
preventing access to other features of your
device.
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Accounts
Set up and manage accounts, including your
Google Account, Samsung account, email, and
social networking accounts.
Add an Account
Synchronize Accounts
You can add and manage all your email, social
networking, and picture and video sharing accounts.
You can synchronize your calendar, contacts, and other
types of accounts.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Settings > Accounts >
Add account.
Settings > Accounts > [Account type].
3. Tap an account to view the sync settings for that
account.
3. Tap one of the account types.
4. Follow the prompts to enter your credentials and
set up the account.
4. Tap individual data items to sync.
5. Tap More options > Sync now to synchronize the
account.
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Account Settings
Remove an Account
Each account has its own set of settings. In addition,
you can configure common settings for all accounts of
the same type.
You can remove accounts from your device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Account settings and available features vary between
account types and service providers. Contact your
service provider for more information on your account’s
settings.
3. Tap the account and then tap More options >
Remove account.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Accounts > [Account type].
3. Tap an account to configure that account’s sync
settings.
4. Tap other available options for the account type.
Settings
Settings > Accounts > [Account type].
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Backup and Reset
Google Settings
Back up your data to your Google accounts.
Configure your device’s Google settings.
Google Account
Customize Google
Enable backup of your information to your Google
account.
To customize your Google settings:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
2. Tap
Settings > Google, and select an option to
customize:
Settings > Backup and reset for options:
• Back up my data: Enable back up of application
• Location: Configure your Google location
data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to
Google servers.
settings.
• Security: Configure the Android Device Manager
• Backup account: Select a Google Account to be
and apps security settings.
used as your backup account.
•
• Ads: Configure your Google advertising profile.
• App preview messages: Receive and reply to
Automatic restore: Enable automatic
restoration of settings from Google servers.
When enabled, backed-up settings are restored
when you reinstall an application.
Settings
messages sent from messaging apps that are
not installed on your device.
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• Nearby: Use your device’s sensors to connect
with nearby devices.
• Search & Now: Configure your Google search
settings and Google Now™ settings.
• Set up nearby device: Set up another device
using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
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Accessibility
Accessibility services are special features that make
using the device easier for those with certain physical
disabilities.
For more information about Accessibility
for Samsung products, please contact us at
accessibility@sea.samsung.com.
Vision
• Rapid key input: Release your finger to enter
You can turn on Accessibility features to assist with
visual aspects of the device.
• Speak passwords: Read the characters aloud as
selection instead of double tapping.
you enter your passwords.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
• Accessibility shortcut: Quickly enable
2. Tap
Settings > Accessibility > Vision, and tap
an option:
accessibility features in two quick steps.
• Voice Label: Write voice recordings to NFC tags
• Voice Assistant: Give spoken feedback to assist
to provide information about nearby objects.
blind and low‑vision users.
• Screen zoom and font: Configure the screen
-- Voice Assistant can collect all of the text
zoom level and font size and style.
you enter, except passwords, including
personal data and credit card numbers. It
may also log your user interface interactions
with the device.
• High contrast fonts: Adjust the color and
outline of fonts to increase the contrast with the
background.
• High contrast keyboard: Adjust the size of the
• Voice Assistant help: View help on using Voice
Samsung keyboard and change its colors to
increase the contrast between the keys and the
background.
Assistant.
• Dark screen: Keep the screen turned off at all
times for privacy.
• Show button shapes: Show buttons with shaded
backgrounds to make them stand out.
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• Magnifier window: Magnify content shown on
Hearing
• Magnification gestures: Use exaggerated
You can turn on Accessibility features to assist with
audio aspects of the device.
the screen.
gestures such as triple-tapping, double
pinching, and dragging two fingers across the
screen.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Accessibility > Hearing, and tap
an option:
• Large mouse/touchpad pointer: Enable a large
pointer for a connected mouse or touchpad.
• Sound detectors: Receive alerts when the
device detects a baby crying or a doorbell.
• Grayscale: Enable grayscale mode instead of
using colors.
• Flash notification: Set the camera light
or screen to blink whenever you receive a
notification.
• Negative colors: Reverse the display of colors
from white text on a black background to black
text on a white background.
•
• Mute all sounds: Turn off all notifications and
audio for privacy.
Color adjustment: Adjust the color of the screen
if you are color blind or have difficulty reading
the display because of the screen color.
• Hearing aids: Improve the sound quality for use
with hearing aids.
• Samsung subtitles (CC): Use Samsung subtitles
with multimedia files when available.
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• Google subtitles (CC): Use Google subtitles with
• Assistant menu: Improve the device
• Left and right sound balance: Use the slider
• Easy screen turn on: Turn on the screen without
multimedia files when available.
accessibility for users with reduced dexterity.
to set the left and right balance when using a
stereo device.
•
having to press any buttons.
• Touch and hold delay: Select a time interval for
Mono audio: Switch audio from stereo to mono
for use with one earphone.
this action.
• Click after pointer stops: Automatically click on
Dexterity and
Interaction
an item after the pointer stops over it.
• Interaction control: Block areas of the
screen from touch interaction. Disable auto
screen rotation and hard key functions.
Only show application notifications in the
Notification panel and the Status bar.
You can turn on Accessibility features to assist with
dexterity and interaction aspects of the device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Accessibility > Dexterity and
interaction, and tap an option:
• Universal switch: Control your device with your
customized switches.
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More Accessibility
Settings
• Answering and ending calls: Select shortcuts
for answering and ending calls.
• Single tap mode: Dismiss or snooze alarms,
calendar events, and timer alerts, and answer or
reject incoming calls with a single tap.
Customize additional accessibility features for your
device.
• Manage accessibility: Import and export your
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
accessibility settings, or share them with other
devices.
Settings > Accessibility, and tap an option:
• Text-to-speech: Set your preferred TTS engine
Accessibility Services
and options. For more information, see
“Text-to-Speech Options” on page 168.
•
Direction lock: Unlock the screen by swiping in
a series of directions.
•
Direct access: Open your accessibility settings
by pressing the Volume up key and the Power
key together.
Additional accessibility apps may be downloaded from
the Google Play store.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
3. Certain accessibility services you install may be
listed and configured under Services:
• Notification reminder: Beep at set intervals to
• Support & Protection: Protect your mobile
remind you of any unread notifications.
Settings
Settings > Accessibility.
device from threats posed by malicious
websites.
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• TalkBack: Your device provides spoken feedback
to help blind and low-vision users.
• Switch Access: Lets you scan and select items
using one or more switches.
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Other Settings
Configure features on your device that
make it easier to use.
Help
Phone Assistance App
View tips and guidelines for using your device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features > Phone
assistance app.
2. Tap
Settings > Help to access your user manual
from the Internet.
3. Tap an option to customize:
Manage Game Features
• Phone assistance app: Select your default
assistance app.
Automatically arranges all your games in one place.
• Read text on screen: Allow the device
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
assistance app to read any text shown on the
screen.
2. Tap
Settings > Advanced features > Games >
Game launcher.
• Take/access screenshots: Allow the device
assistance app to take and access screenshots.
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Report Diagnostic
Information
• Icon glossary: View details about the icons seen
on the Status bar.
• Status: View the status of the battery, network,
and other information about your device.
This feature sends diagnostic information about your
device when you are having technical problems.
• Legal information: View legal notices and other
legal information, including your embedded
Samsung legal information.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > Privacy and emergency >
Report diagnostic information to enable or
disable this feature.
• Phone name: View and change your device’s
About Phone
• Additional device information includes the
name.
Model number, Android version, Build number,
and more.
View information about your phone, including current
status, legal information, hardware and software
versions, and more.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap
Settings > About phone, and then tap items
for more details:
• My phone number: View your phone number.
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Getting Help
Additional resources
for your device.
Videos
samsung.com/spsn
Simulators
samsungsimulator.com
Tips
samsung.com/us/support/tips/galaxy
Samsung Support
samsung.com/us/support
Verizon Glossary
verizonwireless.com/support/glossary
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Legal
View legal information
for your device.
Legal Information
Find Legal Information Online
The full Arbitration Agreement, Standard Limited
Warranty, End User License Agreement (EULA),
and Health & Safety Information for your device are
available online:
READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE USING YOUR
MOBILE DEVICE.
Arbitration Agreement - This Product is subject
to a binding arbitration agreement between you
and SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.
(“Samsung”). You can opt out of the agreement
within 30 calendar days of the first consumer
purchase by emailing optout@sea.samsung.com
or calling 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) and
providing the applicable information. For
complete terms and conditions that bind you and
Samsung, refer to the “Arbitration Agreement”
section of the Terms & Conditions, included with
the Product.
Arbitration Agreement, Standard Limited Warranty,
and Health & Safety Information:
Phone:
• English: samsung.com/us/Legal/Phone-HSGuide
• Spanish: samsung.com/us/Legal/Phone-HSGuide-SP
Tablet:
• English: samsung.com/us/Legal/Tablet-HSGuide
• Spanish: samsung.com/us/Legal/Tablet-HSGuide-SP
End User License Agreement:
• English: samsung.com/us/Legal/SamsungLegal-EULA4
• Spanish: samsung.com/us/Legal/SamsungLegalEULA4/#SPANISH
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Find Legal Information on the Mobile Device
Intellectual Property
The full Arbitration Agreement, Standard Limited
Warranty, End User License Agreement (EULA)
and Health & Safety Information are also available
on the device, in the Samsung legal section of
Settings. The location depends on the device, and
is usually in the “About device” or “About phone”
section, for example:
All Intellectual Property, as defined below, owned
by or which is otherwise the property of Samsung
or its respective suppliers relating to the Product,
including but not limited to, accessories, parts, or
software relating thereto, is proprietary to Samsung
and protected under federal laws, state laws,
and international treaty provisions. Intellectual
Property includes, but is not limited to, inventions
(patentable or unpatentable), patents, trade secrets,
copyrights, software, computer programs, and related
documentation and other works of authorship.
• Settings > About phone or About device >
Legal information > Samsung legal
Or, use the Search feature to search for “Legal”.
You may not infringe or otherwise violate the rights
secured by the Intellectual Property. Moreover, you
agree that you will not (and will not attempt to)
modify, prepare derivative works of, reverse engineer,
decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to create
source code from the software. No title to or ownership
in the Intellectual Property is transferred to you. All
applicable rights of the Intellectual Property shall
remain with Samsung and its suppliers.
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Disclaimer of Warranties; Exclusion
of Liability
Open Source Software
Some software components of this product, including
but not limited to ‘PowerTOP’ and ‘e2fsprogs’,
incorporate source code covered under GNU General
Public License (GPL), GNU Lesser General Public
License (LGPL), OpenSSL License, BSD License and
other open source licenses. To obtain the source code
covered under the open source licenses, please visit:
opensource.samsung.com
The information below explains that a user accepts
this Product as sold, including the hardware and
software components as created and packaged for
sale. If the user changes these parameters through
a unique modification, Samsung will not be held
responsible for damages or issues that result from
these end-user changes.
Except as set forth in the Standard Limited Warranty
that accompanies the Product, the purchaser takes
the product “as is”, and Samsung makes no express
or implied warranty of any kind whatsoever with
respect to the product, including but not limited to
the:
• merchantability of the product or its fitness for
any particular purpose or use;
• design, condition or quality of the product;
• performance of the product;
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• workmanship of the product or the components
Using custom OS software may cause your device and
applications to work improperly. Your carrier may not
permit users to download certain software, such as
custom OS.
contained therein; or
• compliance of the product with the requirements
of any law, rule, specification or contract
pertaining thereto.
If your carrier prohibits this, and if you attempt
to download software onto the device without
authorization; you will be notified on the screen that
the device will no longer operate and you will then
be instructed to power down the device. You must
then contact your carrier to restore the device to the
carrier authorized settings.
Nothing contained in the User Manual shall be
construed to create an express or implied warranty
of any kind whatsoever with respect to the Product.
In addition, Samsung shall not be liable for any
damages of any kind resulting from the purchase or
use of the product or arising from the breach of the
express warranty, including incidental, special or
consequential damages, or loss of anticipated profits
or benefits.
Samsung Knox
Samsung Knox is Samsung’s security platform and is
a mark for a Samsung device tested for security with
enterprise use in mind. Additional licensing fee may be
required. For more information about Knox, please refer
to: samsung.com/us/knox
Modification of Software
Samsung is not liable for performance issues or
incompatibilities caused by your editing of registry
settings, or your modification of Operating System
(OS) software.
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Maintaining Water and
Dust Resistance
• Any device which uses accessible compartments
or ports that can be opened, should have these
sealed or closed tightly to prevent liquid from
entering the system.
This device is rated IP68 using the Ingress Protection
rating system.
• Whenever your device gets wet, dry it thoroughly
Your device has been tested in a controlled
environment and shown to be water and dust resistant
in certain circumstances (meets requirements of
classification IP68 as described by the international
standard IEC 60529 – Degrees of Protection provided
by Enclosures [IP Code]; test conditions: 15-35°C,
86-106 kPa, 5.0 feet, for 30 minutes). Despite this
classification, your device is not impervious to water
damage in any situation. It is important that all
compartments are closed tightly.
with a clean, soft cloth. If your device has gotten
wet, you should dry the inside of the charging port
before inserting a power connector to charge your
device. If the charging port is not fully dry, your
device may operate abnormally. For example, it may
charge more slowly or overheat.
• Do not expose the device to salt water or ionized
water, or to water over 5.0 feet deep for more than
30 minutes. If your device is exposed to fresh water,
dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If the
device is exposed to any liquid other than fresh
water, rinse the device with fresh water immediately
and dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.
Failure to rinse the device in fresh water and dry it
as instructed may cause the device to suffer from
operability or cosmetic issues.
Note: If any liquid is found to have entered your device
components or an internally sealed system, this
condition will void your device warranty.
Follow these tips carefully to prevent damage to the
device.
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• Do not expose the device to water at high pressure.
• If the device is dropped or receives an impact, the
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water and dust resistant features of the device
may be damaged.
• To maintain the water-resistant and dust-resistant
features of your device, if an S Pen is available
for use, verify it is securely inserted prior to any
exposure to liquids.
Phone: 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
Internet: samsung.com
©2017 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Samsung,
Samsung Galaxy, Multi Window, Samsung Gear,
and Smart Switch are all trademarks of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
• The touchscreen and other features may not work
properly if the device is used in water or in other
liquids. [110116]
Other marks are the property of their
respective owners.
Restricting Children’s Access to
Your Mobile Device
Some multimedia (audio/video) files contain Digital
Rights Management (DRM) technology to verify you
have the right to use the files. Preloaded apps on your
device may not be compatible with DRM-protected
files.
Your device is not a toy. Do not allow children to
play with it because they could hurt themselves and
others, damage the device, or make calls that increase
your device bill. Keep the device and all its parts and
accessories out of the reach of small children.
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Screen images are simulated. Appearance of device
may vary.
The actual available capacity of the internal memory is
less than the specified capacity because the operating
system and default applications occupy part of the
memory. The available capacity may change when you
upgrade the device.
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