Samsung | SM-A720F/DS | Samsung Galaxy A7 User Manual (Nougat)

SM-A320F
SM-A320Y
SM-A520F/DS
SM-A320F/DS
SM-A320Y/DS
SM-A720F
SM-A320FL
SM-A520F
SM-A720F/DS
User Manual
English. 08/2017. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
Basics
Apps and features
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55 Installing or uninstalling apps
57Phone
62Contacts
65Messages
68Internet
70Email
71Camera
83Gallery
88 Always On Display
90 Multi window
94 Samsung Pay
97 Samsung Members
98 Samsung Notes
99Calendar
100 S Health
104 S Voice
106 Voice Recorder
107 My Files
108Clock
109Calculator
110Radio
111 Game Launcher
114 Sharing content
115 Google apps
Read me first
Device overheating situations and
solutions
10 Device layout and functions
15Battery
19 SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card)
29 Memory card (microSD card)
34 Turning the device on and off
35 Initial setup
36 Samsung account
38 Transferring data from your previous
device
41 Understanding the screen
50 Notification panel
52 Entering text
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Settings
Appendix
117Introduction
117Connections
118Wi-Fi
121Bluetooth
122 NFC and payment
125 Mobile hotspot and tethering
126 SIM card manager (dual SIM
models)
126 More connection settings
130 Sounds and vibration
131Notifications
131Display
132 Blue light filter
132 Wallpapers and themes
133 Advanced features
135 Device maintenance
137Apps
138 Lock screen and security
139 Fingerprint recognition
142 Samsung Pass
144 Secure Folder
148 Cloud and accounts
149 Backup and restore
149Google
150Accessibility
151 General management
152 Software update
152 User manual
153 About phone
154Troubleshooting
160 Removing the battery
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Read me first
Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider,
model specifications, or device’s software.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly
depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the device or apps to work improperly.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
• You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services depending on your data plan. For
large data transfers, it is recommended to use the Wi-Fi feature.
• Default apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be
supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with
the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service
providers.
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• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
• The images in this manual are based on the SM-A520F model.
• Be careful not to forget your unlock codes for the screen lock, accounts, and other
security features. If you forget an unlock code, you will not be able to use the device if
you do not reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inconvenience caused
by forgotten unlock codes.
• Depending on the region or model, some devices are required to receive approval from
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If your device is approved by the FCC,
you can view the FCC ID of the device. To view the FCC ID, launch the Settings app and
tap About phone → Battery information.
• Depending on the region, you can view the regulatory information on the device. To
view the information, launch the Settings app and tap About phone → Regulatory
information.
Maintaining water and dust resistance
Your device supports water- and dust-resistance. Follow these tips carefully to maintain the
water- and dust-resistance of your device. Failure to do so may result in damage to your
device.
• Do not immerse the device in water deeper than 1.5 m or keep it submerged for more
than 30 minutes.
• Do not expose the device to water moving with force.
• If the device is exposed to clean water, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If the
device is exposed to other liquids, such as salt water, ionised water, or alcoholic beverage,
rinse it with clean water and dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If you do not follow
these instructions, the device’s performance and appearance may be affected.
• If the device has been immersed in water or the microphone or speaker is wet, sound
may not be heard clearly during a call. After wiping the device with a dry cloth, dry it
thoroughly before using it.
• The touchscreen and other features may not work properly if the device is used in water.
• Your device has been tested in a controlled environment and certified to be waterand dust-resistant in specific situations (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, 1.5 metre, 30 minutes).
Despite this classification, it is still possible for your device to be damaged in certain
situations.
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Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Notice: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Device overheating situations and solutions
When the device heats up while charging the battery
While charging, the device and the charger may become hot. During wireless charging or fast
charging, the device may feel hotter to the touch. This does not affect the device’s lifespan or
performance and is in the device’s normal range of operation. If the battery becomes too hot,
the charger may stop charging.
Do the following when the device heats up:
• Disconnect the charger from the device and close any running apps. Wait for the
device to cool down and then begin charging the device again.
• If the lower part of the device overheats, it could be because the connected USB
cable is damaged. Replace the damaged USB cable with a new Samsung-approved
one.
• When using a wireless charger, do not place foreign materials, such as metal objects,
magnets, and magnetic stripe cards, between the device and the wireless charger.
The wireless charging or fast charging feature is only available on supported models.
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When the device heats up during use
When you use features or apps that require more power or use them for extended periods,
your device may temporarily heat up due to increased battery consumption. Close any
running apps and do not use the device for a while.
The following are examples of situations in which the device may overheat. Depending on
the functions and apps you use, these examples may not apply to your model.
• During the initial setup after purchase or when restoring data
• When downloading large files
• When using apps that require more power or using apps for extended periods
– – When playing high-quality games for extended periods
– – When recording videos for extended periods
– – When streaming videos while using the maximum brightness setting
– – When connecting to a TV
• While multitasking (or, when running many apps in the background)
– – When using Multi window
– – When updating or installing apps while recording videos
– – When downloading large files during a video call
– – When recording videos while using a navigation app
• When using large amount of data for syncing with the cloud, email, or other accounts
• When using a navigation app in a car while the device is placed in direct sunlight
• When using the mobile hotspot and tethering feature
• When using the device in areas with weak signals or no reception
• When charging the battery with a damaged USB cable
• When the device’s multipurpose jack is damaged or exposed to foreign materials, such as
liquid, dust, metal powder, and pencil lead
• When you are roaming
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Do the following when the device heats up:
• Keep the device updated with the latest software.
• Conflicts between running apps may cause the device to heat up. Restart the device.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth features when not using them.
• Close apps that increase battery consumption or that run in the background when
not in use.
• Delete unnecessary files or unused apps.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a while. If
the device continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Device limitations when the device overheats
When the device heats up, the features and performance may be limited or the device may
turn off to cool down. The feature is only available on supported models.
• If the device becomes hotter than usual, a device overheating message will appear. To
lower the device’s temperature, the screen brightness and the performance speed will be
limited and battery charging will stop. Running apps will be closed and you will only be
able to make emergency calls until the device cools down.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, a power off message will
appear. Turn off the device, and wait until it cools down.
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Precautions for operating environment
Your device may heat up due to the environment in the following conditions. Use caution to
avoid shortening the battery’s lifespan, damaging the device, or causing a fire.
• Do not store your device in very cold or very hot temperatures.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods.
• Do not use or store your device for extended periods in very hot areas, such as inside a
car in the summertime.
• Do not place the device in any areas that may overheat, such as on an electric heating
mat.
• Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot cooking equipment, or high
pressure containers.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
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Device layout and functions
Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• USB cable
• Earphone
• Ejection pin
• USB power adaptor
• Quick start guide
• The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the device before purchase.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause
the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Device layout
– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
SIM card / Memory card tray
Speaker
Front camera
Proximity sensor
Loud speaker
Power key
Touchscreen
Home key (Fingerprint
recognition sensor)
Recents key
Back key
Microphone
Headset jack
Multipurpose jack (USB Type-C)
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Microphone
GPS antenna
Flash
Rear camera
Volume key
NFC antenna / MST antenna
Main antenna
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– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
► Single SIM models: Memory
card tray
► Dual SIM models: SIM card /
Memory card tray
Speaker
Front camera
Loud speaker
Proximity / RGB sensor
Power key
Touchscreen
Home key (Fingerprint
recognition sensor)
Recents key
Back key
Microphone
Multipurpose jack (USB Type-C)
Headset jack
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Microphone
GPS antenna
Flash
Rear camera
Volume key
NFC antenna / MST antenna
SIM card tray
Main antenna
• Connectivity problems and battery drain may occur in the following situations:
– – If you attach metallic stickers on the antenna area of the device
– – If you attach a device cover made with metallic material to the device
– – If you cover the device’s antenna area with your hands or other objects while
using certain features, such as calls or the mobile data connection
• Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen
protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.
• Do not cover the proximity/RGB sensor area with screen accessories, such as a
screen protector or stickers. Doing so may cause the sensor to malfunction.
• Do not allow water to contact the touchscreen. The touchscreen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
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Keys
Key
Power
Recents
Home
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
• Press to turn on or lock the screen.
• Tap to open the list of recent apps.
• Tap and hold to launch the split screen view.
• Press to turn on the screen while the screen is locked.
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold to launch Google.
Back
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Volume
• Press to adjust the device volume.
The function of the keys may not be available depending on the region or service
provider.
Battery
Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended
periods.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
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1 Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor.
2 Plug the USB cable into the device’s multipurpose jack.
– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
3 Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
4 After fully charging, disconnect the charger from the device. Then, unplug the charger
from the electric socket.
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Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power.
• Optimise the device using the device maintenance feature.
• When you are not using the device, turn off the screen by pressing the Power key.
• Activate power saving mode.
• Close unnecessary apps.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of apps that need to be synced, such as emails.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
Battery charging tips and precautions
• When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on immediately
when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes
before turning on the device.
• If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection to
another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid losing power during a data
transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the battery.
• Using a power source other than the charger, such as a computer, may result in a slower
charging speed due to a lower electric current.
• The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the
battery.
• If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen may not
function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
• While charging, the device and the charger may heat up. This is normal and should not
affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the
charger may stop charging.
• If you charge the device while the multipurpose jack is wet, the device may be damaged.
Thoroughly dry the multipurpose jack before charging the device.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung
Service Centre.
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Fast charging
The device has a built-in fast charging feature. You can charge the battery more quickly while
the device or its screen is turned off.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
About Fast charging
• Fast charging uses battery charging technology that charges the battery faster by
increasing the charging power. The device supports Samsung’s Adaptive fast charging
feature and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
• To use Fast charging on your device, connect it to a battery charger that supports
Adaptive fast charging or Quick Charge 2.0.
Increasing the charging speed
To increase the charging speed, turn the device or its screen off when you charge the battery.
While charging the battery when the device is turned off, the icon appears on the screen.
If the fast charging feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Device maintenance
→ Battery → → Advanced settings, and then tap the Fast cable charging switch to
activate it.
• You cannot use the built-in fast charging feature when you charge the battery
using a standard battery charger.
• If the device heats up or the ambient air temperature rises, the charging speed may
decrease automatically. This is a normal operating condition to prevent damage to
the device.
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SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card)
Installing the SIM or USIM card
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider.
For dual SIM models, you can insert two SIM or USIM cards so you can have two phone
numbers or service providers for a single device. In some areas, data transfer speeds may be
slower if two SIM cards are inserted in the device than when one SIM card is inserted.
Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not
responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For more
information about service availability, contact your service provider.
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► Single SIM models:
– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
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– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
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► Dual SIM models:
– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
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– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
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1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may
be damaged.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
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3 ► Single SIM models: Place the SIM or USIM card on the tray with the gold-coloured
contacts facing downwards.
► Dual SIM models: Place the SIM or USIM card on the tray with the gold-coloured
contacts facing downwards.
Place the primary SIM or USIM card on the tray 1 ( 1 ) and the secondary SIM or USIM card
on the tray 2 ( 2 ).
– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
Tray 1
Tray 2
– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
Tray 1
Tray 2
4 Gently press the SIM or USIM card into the tray to secure it.
If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the memory card may leave or fall out of the
tray.
5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
• If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be
damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry.
• Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device.
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Correct card installation
► Single SIM models:
– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
Nano-SIM card
microSD card
– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
Nano-SIM card
microSD card
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► Dual SIM models:
– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
Nano-SIM card
Nano-SIM card
Nano-SIM card
microSD card
– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
Nano-SIM card
Nano-SIM card
microSD card
• Use only a nano-SIM card.
• You cannot insert a nano-SIM card and a microSD card in tray 2 at the same time.
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Removing the SIM or USIM card
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
3 Remove the SIM or USIM card.
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
Using dual SIM or USIM cards (dual SIM models)
If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service providers for
a single device.
Activating SIM or USIM cards
Launch the Settings app and tap Connections → SIM card manager. Select a SIM or USIM
card and tap the switch to activate it.
Customising SIM or USIM cards
Launch the Settings app, tap Connections → SIM card manager, and then select a SIM or
USIM card to access the following options:
• Icon: Change the icon of the SIM or USIM card.
• Name: Change the display name of the SIM or USIM card.
• Network mode: Select a network type to use with the SIM or USIM card.
Setting preferred SIM or USIM cards
When two cards are activated, you can assign voice calls, messaging, and data services to
specific cards.
Launch the Settings app, tap Connections → SIM card manager, and then set the feature
preferences for your cards in PREFERRED SIM CARD.
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Memory card (microSD card)
Installing a memory card
Your device’s memory card capacity may vary from other models and some memory cards
may not be compatible with your device depending on the memory card manufacturer and
type. To view your device’s maximum memory card capacity, refer to the Samsung website.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
• The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When
inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device will ask to reformat
the card or will not recognise the card. To use the memory card, you must format it.
If your device cannot format or recognise the memory card, contact the memory
card manufacturer or a Samsung Service Centre.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the My Files → SD card folder.
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– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
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– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may
be damaged.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
When you remove the tray from the device, the mobile data connection will be
disabled.
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3 Place a memory card on the tray 2 with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
– – Type 1 (SM-A320F, SM-A320Y):
Tray 1
Tray 2
– – Type 2 (SM-A520F, SM-A720F):
Tray 1
Tray 2
4 Gently press the memory card into the tray to secure it.
If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the memory card may leave or fall out of the
tray.
5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
• If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be
damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry.
• Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device.
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Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
Launch the Settings app and tap Device maintenance → Storage → → Storage settings
→ SD card → UNMOUNT.
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
3 Remove the memory card.
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
Do not remove external storage, such as a memory card or USB storage, while the
device is transferring or accessing information, or right after transferring data. Doing
so can cause data to be corrupted or lost or cause damage to the external storage or
device. Samsung is not responsible for losses, including loss of data, resulting from
the misuse of external storage devices.
Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
Launch the Settings app and tap Device maintenance → Storage → → Storage settings
→ SD card → Format.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not
cover loss of data resulting from user actions.
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Turning the device on and off
Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device.
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off.
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
Restarting the device
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume
Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Power key
Volume Down key
Emergency mode
You can switch the device to emergency mode to reduce battery consumption. Some apps
and functions will be restricted. In emergency mode, you can make an emergency call, send
your current location information to others, sound an emergency alarm, and more.
Activating emergency mode
To activate emergency mode, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Emergency mode.
The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs
out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating
conditions.
Deactivating emergency mode
To deactivate emergency mode, tap → Disable Emergency mode. Alternatively, press and
hold the Power key, and then tap Emergency mode.
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Initial setup
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the
on-screen instructions to set up your device.
The initial setup procedures may vary depending on the device’s software and your
region.
1 Turn on the device.
2 Select your preferred device language.
Select a language.
3 Select a Wi-Fi network and connect to it.
If you do not connect to a Wi-Fi network, you may not be able to set up some device
features during the initial setup.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed the initial setup.
5 Set a screen lock method to protect your device. You can protect your personal
information by preventing others from accessing your device. To set the screen lock
method later, tap No, thank you.
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6 Sign in to your Samsung account. You can enjoy Samsung services and keep your data
up to date and secure across all of your devices. Refer to Samsung account for more
information.
7 Select features you want to use and complete the initial setup.
The Home screen will appear.
Samsung account
Introduction
Your Samsung account is an integrated account service that allows you to use a variety of
Samsung services provided by mobile devices, TVs, and the Samsung website. Once your
Samsung account has been registered, you can keep your data up to date and secure across
your Samsung devices with Samsung Cloud, track and control your lost or stolen device, see
tips and tricks from Samsung Members, and more.
Create your Samsung account with your email address.
To check the list of services that can be used with your Samsung account, visit
account.samsung.com. For more information on Samsung accounts, launch the Settings app
and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Samsung account → Help.
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Registering your Samsung account
Registering a new Samsung account
If you do not have a Samsung account, you should create one.
1 Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account → CREATE ACCOUNT.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete creating your account.
Registering an existing Samsung account
If you already have a Samsung account, register it to the device.
1 Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account → SIGN IN.
3 Enter your email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
If you forget your account information, tap Forgotten your ID or password? You can find
your account information when you enter the required information and security code
displayed that is on the screen.
4 Tap DONE to finish registering your Samsung account.
Removing your Samsung account
When you remove your registered Samsung account from the device, your data, such as
contacts or events, will also be removed.
1 Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts.
2 Tap Samsung account → → Remove account.
3 Tap OK, enter your Samsung account password, and then tap REMOVE ACCOUNT.
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Transferring data from your previous device
You can transfer content, such as images, contacts, and messages, from your previous device
via Smart Switch or from a backup of your data via Samsung Cloud.
• This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers.
• Limitations apply. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung
takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to
transfer.
Smart Switch
Transfer data between mobile devices via Smart Switch. If you do not have the app, download
it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
Transferring data wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct
Transfer data from your previous device to your device wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct.
1 On both devices, download and install Smart Switch from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
2 Place the devices near each other.
3 Launch Smart Switch on both devices.
4 On the previous device, tap WIRELESS → SEND → CONNECT.
5 On your device, tap WIRELESS → RECEIVE and select the previous device type.
6 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your previous device.
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Transferring backup data from a computer
Transfer data between your device and a computer. You must download the Smart Switch
computer version app from www.samsung.com/smartswitch. Back up data from your
previous device to a computer and import the data to your device.
1 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download Smart Switch.
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using a
program provided by the device’s manufacturer. Then, skip to the fifth step.
3 Connect your previous device to the computer using the device’s USB cable.
4 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device.
Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer.
5 Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
6 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your device.
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Samsung Cloud
Back up data from your previous device to Samsung Cloud and restore the data to your new
device. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud. Refer
to Samsung account for more information.
Backing up data
1 On your previous device, sign in to your Samsung account.
2 Launch the Settings app, select the backup option, and back up your data.
• If your device supports Samsung Cloud, launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and
accounts → Samsung Cloud → Backup settings, and then back up your data.
• The data backup method may vary depending on your model.
• Some data will not be backed up. To check which data will be backed up, launch
the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud → Backup
settings.
Restoring data
1 On your new device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung
Cloud → Restore.
2 Tap and select the previous device from the devices list.
3 Tick the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW.
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Understanding the screen
Controlling the touchscreen
• Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the
device.
• It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touchscreen.
Tapping
Tap the screen.
Tapping and holding
Tap and hold the screen for approximately
2 seconds.
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Dragging
Tap and hold an item and drag it to the
target position.
Double-tapping
Double-tap the screen.
Swiping
Swipe upwards, downwards, to the left, or
to the right.
Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart or pinch on the
screen.
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Home screen and Apps screen
The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays
widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more.
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.
The screen may appear differently depending on the region or service provider.
A widget
A folder
News screen indicator. View the
latest articles in various
categories.
Screen indicators
Favourite apps
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Switching between Home and Apps screens
On the Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards to open the Apps screen. To return to the
Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards on the Apps screen.
Home screen
Apps screen
Moving items
Tap and hold an item, and then drag it to a new location. To move the item to another panel,
drag it to the side of the screen.
To add a shortcut to an app on the Home screen, tap and hold an item on the Apps screen,
and then drag it to the top or bottom of the screen. A shortcut to the app will be added on
the Home screen.
You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home
screen.
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Creating folders
Create folders and gather similar applications to quickly access and launch apps.
1 On the Home screen or the Apps screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over
another app.
2 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps.
A new folder containing the selected apps will be created. Tap Enter folder name and
enter a folder name.
• Adding more apps
Tap ADD APPS on the folder. Tick the apps to add and tap ADD. You can also add an app
by dragging it to the folder.
• Moving apps from a folder
Tap and hold an app to drag it to a new location.
• Deleting a folder
Tap and hold a folder, and then tap Delete folder. Only the folder will be deleted. The
folder’s apps will be relocated to the Apps screen.
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Editing the Home screen
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access
the editing options. You can set the wallpaper, add widgets, and more. You can also add,
delete, or rearrange Home screen panels.
• Adding panels: Swipe to the left, and then tap
.
• Moving panels: Tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
• Deleting panels: Tap
on the panel.
• Wallpapers and themes: Change the device’s wallpaper, theme, or icons.
• Widgets: Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide
information and convenient access on your Home screen. Tap and hold a widget, and
then drag it to the Home screen. The widget will be added on the Home screen.
• Home screen settings: Change the size of the grid to display more or fewer items on the
Home screen and more.
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Displaying all apps on the Home screen
Without using a separate Apps screen, you can set the device to display all apps on the
Home screen. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Home screen
settings → Home screen layout → Home screen only → APPLY.
You can now access all your apps by swiping to the left on the Home screen.
Indicator icons
Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table
below are most common.
The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the
status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.
Icon
Meaning
No signal
/
Signal strength
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
/
Preferred SIM or USIM card for calls (dual SIM models)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
HSPA+ network connected
/
LTE network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
Location services being used
Call in progress
Missed call
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Mute mode activated
Vibration mode activated
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Icon
Meaning
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery charging
Battery power level
Lock screen
Pressing the Power key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and
automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period.
The screen is locked with Swipe, the default screen lock method.
Press the Power key or the Home key and swipe in any direction to unlock the screen.
Changing the screen lock method
To change the screen lock method, launch the Settings app, tap Lock screen and security →
Screen lock type, and then select a method.
When you set a pattern, PIN, password, or fingerprint for the screen lock method, you can
protect your personal information by preventing others from accessing your device. After
setting the screen lock method, the device will require an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
• Swipe: Swipe in any direction on the screen to unlock it.
• Pattern: Draw a pattern with four or more dots to unlock the screen.
• PIN: Enter a PIN with at least four numbers to unlock the screen.
• Password: Enter a password with at least four characters, numbers, or symbols to unlock
the screen.
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• None: Do not set a screen lock method.
• Fingerprints: Register your fingerprints to unlock the screen. Refer to Fingerprint
recognition for more information.
You can set your device to perform a factory data reset if you enter the unlock code
incorrectly several times in a row and reach the attempt limit. Launch the Settings
app, tap Lock screen and security → Secure lock settings, and then tap the Auto
factory reset switch to activate it.
Screen capture
Capture a screenshot while using the device and write on, draw on, crop, or share the
captured screen. You can capture the current screen and scrollable area.
Capturing a screenshot
Use the following methods to capture a screenshot. Captured screenshots will be saved in
Gallery.
• Key capture: Press and hold the Volume Down key and the Power key simultaneously.
• Swipe capture: Swipe your hand to the left or right across the screen.
• It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
• If capturing a screenshot by swiping is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap
Advanced features, and then tap the Palm swipe to capture switch to activate it.
After capturing a screenshot, use the following options on the toolbar at the bottom of the
screen:
• Scroll capture: Capture content that continues across multiple screens, such as a
webpage. When you tap Scroll capture, the screen will automatically scroll down and
more content will be captured.
• Draw: Write or draw on the screenshot.
• Crop: Crop a portion from the screenshot. The cropped area will be saved in Gallery.
• Share: Share the screenshot with others.
If the options are not visible on the captured screen, launch the Settings app, tap
Advanced features, and then tap the Smart capture switch to activate it.
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Notification panel
When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear
on the status bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notification panel and
view the details.
To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notification panel,
swipe upwards on the screen.
You can open the notification panel, even on the locked screen.
You can use the following functions on the notification panel.
Launch Settings.
Quick setting buttons
SIM and USIM card feature
preferences. Tap to access the
SIM card manager. (dual SIM
models)
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
Clear all notifications.
Block notifications from apps.
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Using quick setting buttons
Tap quick setting buttons to activate certain features. Swipe downwards on the notification
panel to view more buttons.
To change feature settings, tap the text under each button. To view more detailed settings,
tap and hold a button.
To rearrange buttons, tap → Button order, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to
another location.
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Entering text
Keyboard layout
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create notes, and
more.
Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap
it twice.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter symbols.
Break to the next line.
Change the keyboard settings.
Enter a space.
Changing the input language
Tap → Languages and types → MANAGE INPUT LANGUAGES, and then select the
languages to use. When you select two or more languages, you can switch between the input
languages by swiping to the left or right on the space key.
Changing the keyboard layout
Tap
→ Languages and types, select a language, and then select a keyboard layout to use.
On 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap the
corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears.
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Additional keyboard functions
Tap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of the
depending on the last function that was used.
icon
• : Enter text by voice.
Change the voice input settings.
Start or pause entering text by
voice.
• : Add an item from the clipboard.
• : Enter emoticons.
• : Change the keyboard for one-handed operation.
• : Change the keyboard settings.
Copying and pasting
1 Tap and hold over text.
2 Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text.
3 Tap Copy or Cut.
The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
4 Tap and hold where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste.
To paste text that you have previously copied, tap Clipboard and select the text.
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Dictionary
Look up definitions for words while using certain features, such as when browsing webpages.
1 Tap and hold over a word that you want to look up.
If the word you want to look up is not selected, drag
or
to select the desired text.
2 Tap More → Dictionary on the options list.
If a dictionary is not preinstalled on the device, tap Move to Manage dictionaries →
next to a dictionary to download it.
3 View the definition in the dictionary pop-up window.
To switch to the full screen view, tap . Tap the definition on the screen to view more
definitions. In the detailed view, tap to add the word to your favourite words list or tap
Search Web to use the word as a search term.
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Installing or uninstalling apps
Galaxy Apps
Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung
Galaxy devices.
Launch the Galaxy Apps app.
• This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This app may appear in the Samsung folder depending on the region or service
provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap the search field to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap → Settings → Auto update apps, and
then select an option.
Play Store
Purchase and download apps.
Launch the Play Store app.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or search for apps by keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap
then select an option.
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→ Settings → Auto-update apps, and
Apps and features
Managing apps
Uninstalling apps and using app sleep mode
Tap and hold an app and select an option.
• Disable: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the device.
• Sleep: Put apps in sleep mode to save the battery by preventing them from running in
the background.
• Uninstall: Uninstall downloaded apps.
Enabling apps
Launch the Settings app, tap Apps →
→ Disabled, select an app, and then tap ENABLE.
Setting app permissions
For some apps to operate properly, they may need permission to access or use information
on your device. When you open an app, a pop-up window may appear and request access to
certain features or information. Tap ALLOW on the pop-up window to grant permissions to
the app.
To view your app permission settings, launch the Settings app and tap Apps. Select an app
and tap Permissions. You can view the app’s permissions list and change its permissions.
To view or change app permission settings by permission category, launch the Settings app
and tap Apps → → App permissions. Select an item and tap the switches next to apps to
grant permissions.
If you do not grant permissions to apps, the basic features of the apps may not
function properly.
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Phone
Introduction
Make or answer voice and video calls.
Making calls
1 Launch the Phone app and enter a phone number.
If the keypad does not appear on the screen, tap
2 Tap
to make a voice call, or tap
For dual SIM models, tap
or
to open the keypad.
to make a video call.
to make a voice call.
Access additional options.
Add the number to the contacts
list.
Preview the phone number.
Delete a preceding character.
Hide the keypad.
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Making calls from call logs or contacts list
Tap RECENTS or CONTACTS, and then swipe to the right on a contact or a phone number to
make a call. If this feature is deactivated, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features,
and then tap the Swipe to call or send messages switch to activate it.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Using speed dial
Set speed dial numbers to quickly make calls.
To set a number to speed dial, tap → Speed dial, select a speed dial number, and then add a
phone number.
To make a call, tap and hold a speed dial number on the keypad. For speed dial numbers 10
and up, tap the first digit(s) of the number, and then tap and hold the last digit.
For example, if you set the number 123 as a speed dial number, tap 1, tap 2, and then tap and
hold 3.
Making calls from the locked screen
On the locked screen, drag
outside the circle.
Making an international call
1 Tap to open the keypad if the keypad does not appear on the screen.
2 Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears.
3 Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then tap .
For dual SIM models, enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then tap
or
.
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Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
Rejecting a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the rejection message bar upwards.
To create various rejection messages, launch the Phone app, tap → Settings → Quick
decline messages, enter a message, and then tap .
Missed calls
If a call is missed, the
icon appears on the status bar. Open the notification panel to view
the list of missed calls. Alternatively, launch the Phone app and tap RECENTS to view missed
calls.
Blocking phone numbers
Block calls from specific numbers added to your block list.
1 Launch the Phone app and tap → Settings → Block numbers.
2 Tap , select contacts, and then tap DONE.
To manually enter a number, tap Enter phone number, enter a phone number, and then
tap .
When blocked numbers try to contact you, you will not receive notifications. The calls will be
logged in the call log.
You can also block incoming calls from people that do not show their caller ID. Tap the
Block unknown callers switch to activate the feature.
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Options during calls
During a voice call
The following actions are available:
• : Access additional options.
• Add call: Dial a second call. The first call will be put on hold. When you end the second
call, the first call will be resumed.
• Extra volume: Increase the volume.
• Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone. When using the speakerphone, keep
the device away from your ears.
• Keypad / Hide: Open or close the keypad.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• : End the current call.
During a video call
Tap the screen to use the following options:
• : Access additional options.
• Camera: Turn off the camera so that the other party cannot see you.
• Switch: Switch between the front and rear cameras.
• : End the current call.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone. When using the speakerphone, keep
the device away from your ears.
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Adding a phone number to Contact
Adding a phone number to Contacts from the keypad
1 Launch the Phone app.
2 Enter the number and tap ADD TO CONTACTS.
If the keypad does not appear on the screen, tap
to open the keypad.
3 Tap Create contact to create a new contact, or tap Update existing to add the number to
an existing contact.
Adding a phone number to Contacts from the calls list
1 Launch the Phone app and tap RECENTS.
2 Tap a caller’s image, or tap a phone number → Details.
3 Tap CREATE CONTACT to create a new contact, or tap UPDATE EXISTING to add the
number to an existing contact.
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Contacts
Introduction
Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device.
Adding contacts
Creating a new contact
1 Launch the Contacts app, tap
2 Enter contact information.
, and then select a storage location.
Select a storage location.
Add an image.
Enter contact information.
Open more information fields.
Scan contact information from a
business card.
Depending on the selected storage location, the types of information you can save
may vary.
3 Tap SAVE.
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Importing contacts
Add contacts by importing them from other storages to your device.
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap
→ Manage contacts → Import/Export contacts →
IMPORT.
2 Select a storage location to import contacts from.
3 Tick VCF files or contacts to import and tap DONE.
4 Select a storage location to save contacts to and tap IMPORT.
Synching contacts with your web accounts
Sync your device contacts with online contacts saved in your web accounts, such as your
Samsung account.
Launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts, select an account name,
select the account to sync with, and then tap Contacts (Samsung account) or Sync Contacts.
Searching for contacts
Launch the Contacts app.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Drag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it
quickly.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Tap the contact’s image, or tap the contact’s name → Details. Then take one of the following
actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• /
: Make a voice or video call.
• : Compose a message.
• : Compose an email.
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Sharing contacts
You can share contacts with others by using various sharing options.
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap
2 Select contacts and tap SHARE.
3 Select a sharing method.
→ Share.
Saving and sharing profile
Save and share your profile information, such as your photo and status message, with others
using the profile sharing feature.
• The profile sharing feature may not be available depending on the region or
service provider.
• The profile sharing feature is only available for contacts who have activated the
profile sharing feature on their device.
1 Launch the Contacts app and select your profile.
2 Tap EDIT, edit your profile, and tap SAVE.
3 Tap → Profile sharing, and then tap the switch to activate it.
To use the profile sharing feature, your phone number must be verified. You can view
your contacts’ updated profile information in Contacts.
To set additional items to share, tap Shared content and tap the switches next to the
items you want to activate them.
To set a contact group to share your profile with, tap Share with and select an option.
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Merging duplicate contacts
When you import contacts from other storages, or sync contacts with other accounts, your
contacts list may include duplicate contacts. Merge duplicate contacts into one to streamline
your contacts list.
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap
2 Tick contacts and tap MERGE.
→ Manage contacts → Merge contacts.
Deleting contacts
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap
2 Select contacts and tap DELETE.
→ Delete.
To delete contacts one by one, open the contacts list and tap a contact’s image or tap a
contact’s name → Details. Then tap → Delete.
Messages
Introduction
Send and view messages by conversation.
Sending messages
You may incur additional charges for sending messages when you are roaming.
1 Launch the Messages app and tap
2 Add recipients and tap COMPOSE.
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3 Enter a message.
Access additional options.
Edit recipients.
Add recipients from the contacts
list.
Attach files.
Send the message.
Enter a message.
4 Tap
Enter emoticons.
to send the message.
For dual SIM models, tap
or
to send the message.
Viewing messages
Messages are grouped into message threads by contact.
You may incur additional charges for receiving messages when you are roaming.
1 Launch the Messages app and tap CONVERSATIONS.
2 On the messages list, select a contact.
3 View your conversation.
To reply to the message, enter a message and tap
.
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. For dual SIM models, tap
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Apps and features
Blocking unwanted messages
Block messages from specific numbers added to your block list.
1 Launch the Messages app and tap → Settings → Block messages → Block numbers.
2 Tap INBOX or CONTACTS, select a contact, and then tap .
To manually enter a number, tap Enter number, and then enter a phone number.
Setting the message notification
You can change notification sound, display options, and more.
1 Launch the Messages app, tap
→ Settings → Notifications, and then tap the switch to
activate it.
2 Change the notification settings.
• Notification sound: Change the notification sound.
• Vibrate when sound plays: Set the device to vibrate when you receive messages.
• Pop-up display: Set the device to display messages in pop-up windows.
• Preview message: Set the device to display message content on the locked screen
and in pop-up windows.
Setting a message reminder
You can set an alert at an interval to let you know that you have unchecked notifications.
If this feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Accessibility → Notification
reminder, and then tap the switch to activate it. Then, tap the Messages switch to activate it.
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Internet
Introduction
Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to
access them conveniently.
Browsing webpages
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the Internet app.
2 Tap the address field.
3 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go.
To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen.
Bookmark the current webpage.
Access additional options.
Refresh the current webpage.
Open the homepage.
View your bookmarks, saved
webpages, and recent browsing
history.
Move between pages.
Open the browser's tab
manager.
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Using secret mode
In secret mode, you can separately manage open tabs, bookmarks, and saved pages. You can
lock secret mode using a password and your fingerprint.
Activating secret mode
In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap Tabs → TURN ON SECRET MODE. If you are
using this feature for the first time, set whether to use a password for secret mode.
In secret mode, you cannot use some features, such as screen capture.
In secret mode, the device will change the colour of the toolbars.
Changing security settings
You can change your password or the lock method.
Tap → Settings → Privacy → Secret mode security → Change password. To set your
registered fingerprint as the lock method along with the password, tap the Fingerprints
switch to activate it. Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information about using your
fingerprints.
Deactivating secret mode
In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap Tabs → TURN OFF SECRET MODE.
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Email
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the Email app.
2 Enter the email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
To manually register an email account, tap MANUAL SETUP.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→
→ Add account.
If you have more than one email account, you can set one as the default account. Tap
→ → Set default account.
→
Sending emails
1 Tap to compose an email.
2 Add recipients and enter an email text.
3 Tap SEND to send the mail.
Reading emails
When Email is open, the device will automatically retrieve new emails. To manually retrieve
emails, swipe downwards on the screen.
Tap an email on the screen to read it.
If email syncing is disabled, new emails cannot be retrieved. To enable email syncing,
tap → → your account name, and then tap the Sync account switch to activate
it.
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Camera
Introduction
Take photos and record videos using various modes and settings.
Camera etiquette
• Do not take photos or record videos of other people without their permission.
• Do not take photos or record videos where legally prohibited.
• Do not take photos or record videos in places where you may violate other people’s
privacy.
Launching Camera
Use the following methods to launch Camera:
• Launch the Camera app.
• On the locked screen, drag
outside the circle.
• Some methods may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Some camera features are not available when you launch the Camera app from the
locked screen or when the screen is turned off while the screen lock method is set.
• If photos you take appear blurry, clean the camera lens and try again.
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Using swipe gestures
Quickly control the preview screen by swiping in different directions. You can change the
shooting mode, switch between cameras, or apply filters or other effects.
Switching cameras
On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards to switch between cameras.
Rear camera preview
Front camera preview
Changing shooting modes
On the preview screen, swipe to the right to open the shooting modes list.
Select a shooting mode you want.
Rear camera preview
Shooting modes
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Applying filters and other effects
On the preview screen, swipe to the left to open the list of filters and other effects. You can
apply a unique effect to your photos or videos.
After selecting a filter or effect, tap the preview screen and take a photo or record a video.
To remove the applied filter or effect, open the filters and effects list and tap Remove effect.
This feature is only available in some shooting modes.
Rear camera preview
Filters and other effects
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Basic shooting
Taking photos or recording videos
1 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
2 Tap to take a photo or tap to record a video.
Make faces
appear brighter
and clearer.
Current mode
Camera settings
Preview
thumbnail
Change the flash
setting.
Take a photo.
Record a video.
Switch between
the front and rear
cameras.
Shooting modes
Filter effects
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out. Or, drag
on the zoom bar towards or .
• To adjust the brightness of photos or videos, tap the screen. When the adjustment bar
appears, drag on the adjustment bar towards or .
• To capture an image from the video while recording, tap
.
• To change the focus while recording a video, tap where you want to focus. To use auto
focus mode, tap .
• The preview screen may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• Make sure that the lens is not damaged or contaminated. Otherwise, the device
may not work properly in some modes that require high resolutions.
• Your device’s camera features a wide-angle lens. Minor distortion may occur in
wide-angle photos or videos and does not indicate device performance problems.
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Using the focus and exposure features
Locking the focus (AF) and exposure (AE)
You can lock the focus or exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from
automatically adjusting based on changes to the subjects or light sources.
Tap and hold the area to focus, the AF/AE frame will appear on the area and the focus and
exposure setting will be locked. The setting remains locked even after you take a photo.
This feature is available only in Auto mode.
Separating the focus area and the exposure area
You can lock the focus and the exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from
automatically adjusting based on changes to the subjects or light sources. On the preview
screen, tap and hold the area you want to focus on, and then drag the AF/AE frame to the
exposure area.
This feature is available only in Pro mode.
Changing shooting modes
On the preview screen, swipe to the right to open the shooting modes list and select a mode.
• Auto: Take the best possible photos by setting the device to adjust the exposure and
colour of photos automatically.
• Pro: Adjust the exposure value, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, white balance, focal length,
and colour tone manually while taking photos.
• Panorama: Create a panorama by taking consecutive photos in either a horizontal or
vertical direction.
• Continuous shot: Take a series of photos of moving subjects.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Hyperlapse: Create your own time lapse video by recording at various frame rates. The
frame rate will be automatically adjusted depending on the scene being recorded and
the movement of the device.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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• HDR (Rich tone): Take multiple shots in various exposures and combine them to create
soft and rich colours.
• Selfie: Take selfie shots and apply various effects, such as an airbrushed effect.
• Wide selfie: Take wide-angle selfie shots to fit more people into your photos.
• Night: Take brighter and clearer photos in low-light without using the flash.
• Food: Take photos that emphasise the vivid colours of food.
You can download more shooting modes from Galaxy Apps. On the shooting modes
list, tap . Some downloaded shooting modes do not have access to every feature.
Auto mode
Auto mode allows the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode
for the photo.
On the shooting modes list, tap Auto.
Pro mode
Take photos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as exposure value and
ISO value.
On the shooting modes list, tap Pro. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap
to take a photo.
Available options
• : Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range. You
can set the colour temperature.
• : Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for
stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects.
However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos.
If the shutter speed is set manually, you cannot set the ISO setting to AUTO.
• : Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the camera’s sensor
receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
If the shutter speed is set manually, you cannot change the exposure value. The
exposure value will change and be displayed based on the shutter speed setting.
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Panorama
Using panorama mode, take a series of photos and then stitch them together to create a wide
scene.
To get the best shots using panorama mode, follow these tips:
• Move the camera slowly in one direction.
• Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder. If the preview
image is out of the guide frame or you do not move the device, the device will
automatically stop taking photos.
• Avoid taking photos of indistinct backgrounds, such as an empty sky or a plain
wall.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Panorama.
2 Tap and move the device slowly in one direction.
3 Tap to stop taking photos.
Hyperlapse
Record scenes, such as passing people or cars, and view them as fast-motion videos. The
frame rate is automatically adjusted to record smoother, less shaky fast-motion videos while
walking, travelling by vehicle, and more.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Hyperlapse.
2 Tap and select a frame rate option.
If you set the frame rate to Auto, the device will automatically adjust the frame rate
according to the changing rate of the scene.
3 Tap to start recording.
4 Tap to finish recording.
5 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail and tap
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Selfie
Take self-portraits with the front camera. You can preview various beauty effects on the
screen.
1 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
to switch to the front
camera for self-portraits.
2 On the shooting modes list, tap Selfie.
3 Face the front camera lens.
4 When the device detects your face, show your palm to the front camera. After
recognising your palm, a countdown timer will appear. When the time is up, the device
will take a photo.
To use various shooting options for the front camera, tap
and then tap the switches to activate them.
→ Shooting methods,
Using the selfie flash
When taking self-portraits with the front camera in low-light situations, the touchscreen can
serve as a flash.
On the preview screen, tap
touchscreen will flash.
repeatedly until you reach . When you take a photo, the
Applying beauty effects
You can modify facial features, such as your skin tone or face shape, before taking selfportraits.
This feature is available only in Selfie mode.
1 On the preview screen, tap .
2 Select the options below to apply beauty effects to your face on the preview screen and
take a photo of yourself.
• Skin Tone: Make your skin appear brighter and clearer.
• Slim Face: Adjust the face shape and make your face appear slimmer.
• Large Eyes: Make your eyes appear bigger.
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Wide selfie
Take a wide self-portrait and include as many people in the photo as possible to avoid leaving
people out.
1 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
to switch to the front
camera for self-portraits.
2 On the shooting modes list, tap Wide selfie.
3 Face the front camera lens.
4 When the device detects your face, show your palm to the front camera. After
recognising your palm, a countdown timer will appear. When the time is up, the device
will take a photo.
To use various shooting options for the front camera, tap
and then tap the switches to activate them.
→ Shooting methods,
5 Slowly swivel the device left and then right or vice versa to take a wide self-portrait.
The device will take additional photos when the white frame moves to each end of the
viewfinder window.
• Make sure to keep the white frame inside the viewfinder window.
• The subjects should remain still while taking wide self-portraits.
• The top and bottom parts of the image displayed on the preview screen may be
cut out of the photo depending on the shooting conditions.
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HDR (Rich tone)
Take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas.
On the shooting modes list, tap HDR (Rich tone).
Without effect
With effect
Night
Take a photo in low-light conditions, without using the flash.
On the shooting modes list, tap Night.
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Food
Take photos of food with more vibrant colours.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Food.
2 Tap the screen and drag the circular frame over the area to highlight.
The area outside the circular frame will be blurred.
To resize the circular frame, drag a corner of the frame.
3 Tap
4 Tap
and drag the adjustment bar to adjust the colour tone.
to take a photo.
Camera settings
Quick settings
On the preview screen, use the following quick settings.
The available options may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• : Select a metering method. This determines how light values are calculated.
Centre-weighted uses the light in the centre portion of the shot to calculate the
exposure of the shot. Spot uses the light in a concentrated centre area of the shot to
Matrix averages the entire scene.
calculate the exposure of the shot.
• : Activate or deactivate the flash.
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• : Select a frame rate.
• : Focus on a subject inside the circular frame and blur the image outside the frame.
Camera settings
On the preview screen, tap
shooting mode.
. Some options may not be available depending on the
REAR CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Timer: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
FRONT CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Save pictures as previewed: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original
scene, when taking photos with the front camera.
• Shooting methods: Select shooting options to use.
• Timer: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
COMMON
• Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such
as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting.
• Review pictures: Set the device to show photos after capturing them.
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• Quick launch: Set the device to launch the camera by pressing the Power key twice
quickly.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Storage location: Select the memory location for storage.
• Voice control: Set the device to take photos or record videos with voice commands.
You can say “Smile”, “Cheese”, “Capture”, or “Shoot” to take a photo. To record a video, say
“Record video”.
• Floating Camera button: Add a camera button that you can place anywhere on the
screen. This feature is available only in Auto and Selfie modes.
• Volume key function: Set the device to use the Volume key to control the shutter or
zoom in or out.
• Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
• Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions. Refer to Samsung
Members for more information.
Gallery
Introduction
View images and videos stored in your device. You can also manage images and videos by
album or create stories to share with others.
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Viewing images and videos
Viewing images
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap PICTURES.
2 Select an image.
Access additional options.
Add the image to favourites.
View image details.
Share the image with others.
Modify the image.
Automatically adjust the image.
Delete the image.
You can create a GIF animation or collage from multiple images. Tap → Animate or
Collage, and then select images. You can select up to six images for your collage.
Searching for images
Launch the Gallery app and tap to view images sorted by category, such as location,
people, documents, shooting mode, and more.
To search for images by entering keywords, tap the search field.
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Viewing videos
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap PICTURES.
2 Select a video to play. Video files show the
icon on the preview thumbnail.
Access additional
options.
Skip to the
previous video.
Tap and hold to
rewind.
Skip to the next
video. Tap and
hold to
fast-forward.
Pause and resume
playback.
Rewind or
fast-forward by
dragging the bar.
Lock the playback
screen.
Change screen
ratio.
Switch to the
pop-up video
player.
Create a GIF
animation.
Drag your finger up or down on the left side of the playback screen to adjust the brightness,
or drag your finger up or down on the right side of the playback screen to adjust the volume.
To rewind or fast-forward, swipe to the left or right on the playback screen.
Viewing albums
You can view your images and videos sorted by folders or albums. The animations or collages
you have created will also be sorted in your folders on the albums list.
Launch the Gallery app, tap ALBUMS, and then select an album.
Viewing stories
When you capture or save images and videos, the device will read their date and location
tags, sort the images and videos, and then create stories. To create stories automatically, you
must capture or save multiple images and videos.
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Creating stories
Create stories with various themes.
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap STORIES.
2 Tap → Create story.
3 Tick images or videos to include in the story and tap DONE.
4 Enter a title for the story and tap CREATE.
To add images or videos to a story, select a story and tap ADD.
To remove images or videos from a story, select a story, tap → Edit, tick images or videos to
remove, and then tap → Remove from story.
Sharing stories
You can share stories with your contacts.
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap STORIES.
2 Select a story to share.
3 Tap INVITE, select contacts, and then tap DONE.
When your contacts accept the share request, the story will be shared and more images
and videos can be added to the story by your contacts.
• To use this feature, your phone number must be verified.
• You may incur additional charges when sharing files via the mobile network.
• If the recipients have not verified their phone numbers or if their devices do not
support the feature, a link to the files will be sent to them via text message. Link
recipients may not be able to use some features. The link will expire after a certain
period.
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Deleting stories
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap STORIES.
2 Tap and hold a story to delete, and tap DELETE.
Syncing images and videos with Samsung Cloud
You can sync images and videos saved in Gallery with Samsung Cloud and access them from
other devices. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud.
Refer to Samsung account for more information.
Launch the Gallery app, tap → Settings, and then tap the Samsung Cloud switch to
activate it. Images and videos captured on the device will be automatically saved to Samsung
Cloud.
Deleting images or videos
Deleting an image or a video
Select an image or a video and tap Delete at the bottom of the screen.
Deleting multiple images and videos
1 On the Gallery screen, tap and hold an image or a video to delete.
2 Tick the images or videos to delete.
3 Tap DELETE.
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Always On Display
You can always view information, such as the clock or calendar, or control music playback on
the screen when it is turned off.
You can also check new notifications, such as messages or missed calls.
Opening notifications when the screen is off
When you receive message, missed call, or app notifications, notification icons will appear on
the screen even when it is turned off. Double-tap a notification icon with your finger to view
its notification.
If the screen is locked, you must unlock it to view notifications.
Setting the schedule for the Always On Display feature
Launch the Settings app, tap Lock screen and security → Always On Display, and then tap
the Show always switch to deactivate it. Then, tap Set schedule and set the start time and
end time.
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Controlling music playback when the screen is off
You can control music playback when the screen is off, without turning on the screen.
1 Launch the Settings app, tap Lock screen and security → Information and
FaceWidgets → FaceWidgets, and then tap the Music Controller switch to activate it.
2 To control music playback when the screen is off, double-tap the clock.
3 Tap the icons to control the playback.
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Multi window
Introduction
Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in the split screen view. You can also run
multiple apps at the same time in the pop-up view.
Some apps may not support this feature.
Split screen view
1 Tap to open the list of recently used apps.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards and tap on a recent app window.
The selected app will launch in the upper window.
3 In the lower window, swipe upwards or downwards to select another app to launch.
To launch apps not in the list of recently used apps, tap MORE APPS and select an app.
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Using additional options
Tap the bar between the app windows to access additional options.
Adjusting the window size
Drag the bar between the app windows up or down to adjust the size of the windows.
When you drag the bar between the app windows to the top or bottom edge of the screen,
the window will be maximised.
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Minimising the split screen view
Press the Home key to minimise the split screen view. The icon will appear on the status
bar. The app in the lower window will close and the app in the upper window will remain
active in the minimised split screen view.
To close the minimised split screen view, open the notification panel and tap the
the Multi window notification.
icon on
Sharing text or images between windows
Drag and drop text or copied images from one window to another. Tap and hold an item in
the selected window and drag it to a location in another window.
Some apps may not support this feature.
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Pop-up view
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
1 Tap to open the list of recently used apps.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards, tap and hold an app window, and then drag it to Drop
here for pop-up view.
The app screen will appear in the pop-up view.
Minimise the window.
Close the app.
Maximise the window.
Moving pop-up windows
To move a pop-up window, tap the window’s toolbar and drag it to a new location.
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Samsung Pay
Introduction
Register frequently used cards to Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service, to make payments
quickly and securely. Samsung Pay supports magnetic secure transmission (MST) as well as
near field communication (NFC) to allow payment through standard credit card readers.
You can view more information, such as cards that support this feature at
www.samsung.com/samsungpay. Alternatively, launch the Samsung Pay app and tap →
How to use.
• To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account and register your
biometric data. For more information, refer to Samsung account, Fingerprint
recognition.
• To make payments with Samsung Pay, the device may be required a connection to
a Wi-Fi or mobile network depending on the region.
• This app’s availability and supported features may vary depending on the region or
service provider.
• The procedures for the initial setup and card registration may vary depending on
the region or service provider.
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Setting up Samsung Pay
When running this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the initial setup.
1 Launch the Samsung Pay app.
2 Sign in to your Samsung account.
3 Read and agree to the terms and conditions.
4 Register your fingerprint to use when making payments.
5 Create a PIN to use when making payments.
This PIN will be used to verify various actions in Samsung Pay, such as making
payments and unlocking the app.
Registering cards
You can easily register cards by capturing their images with the camera.
You can check the cards that support this feature from the Samsung Pay website
(www.samsung.com/samsungpay).
Launch the Samsung Pay app, tap ADD, and then follow the on-screen instructions to
complete your card registration.
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Making payments
1 Tap and hold a card image at the bottom of the screen and drag it upwards.
Alternatively, launch the Samsung Pay app.
2 On the cards list, swipe to the left or right and select a card to use.
3 Scan your fingerprint.
Alternatively, enter the payment PIN you set when setting up the Samsung Pay.
4 Touch the back of your device to the card reader.
When the card reader recognises the card information, the payment will be processed.
• Payments may not be processed depending on your network connection.
• The verification method for payments may vary depending on the card readers.
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Cancelling payments
You can cancel payments by visiting the place where you made them.
On the cards list, swipe to the left or right to select the card you used. Follow the on-screen
instructions to complete payment cancellation.
Changing the Samsung Pay settings
On the Samsung Pay screen, tap → Settings. Select the screen where the card image will
appear to activate Samsung Pay on the Home screen or locked screen, or when the screen is
turned off.
Samsung Members
Samsung Members offers support services to customers, such as device problem diagnosis,
and lets users submit questions and error reports. You can also share information with others
in the Galaxy users’ community or view the latest Galaxy news and tips. Samsung Members
can help you solve any problems you might encounter while using your device.
Additional options
Send feedback.
• This app’s availability and supported features may vary depending on the region or
service provider.
• This app may appear in the Samsung folder depending on the region or service
provider.
• To submit your feedback or post your comments, you must sign in to your
Samsung account. Refer to Samsung account for more information.
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Samsung Notes
Introduction
Create notes by entering text from the keyboard or by writing or drawing on the screen. You
can also insert images or voice recordings into your notes.
Creating notes
1 Launch the Samsung Notes app and tap ALL → .
2 Select an input method from the toolbar at the top of the screen and compose a note.
Tap Image to insert an image by selecting from Gallery or by taking a photo.
Tap Voice to record a voice recording and insert it into the note. Voice recording will start
immediately.
Enter text using the keyboard.
Write or draw with pens.
Insert a voice recording.
Paint with brushes.
Insert an image.
3 When you are finished composing the note, tap SAVE.
Deleting notes
1 Launch the Samsung Notes app, tap ALL, or tap COLLECTIONS, and then select a
category.
2 Tap and hold a note to delete.
To delete multiple notes, tick more notes to delete.
3 Tap DELETE.
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Calendar
Introduction
Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or tasks in your planner.
Creating events
1 Launch the Calendar app and tap
or double-tap a date.
If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap
.
2 Enter event details.
Set a start and end date for the
event.
Enter a title.
Select a calendar to use or sync
with.
Set an alarm.
Enter the location of the event.
Attach a map showing the
location of the event.
Add a note.
Add more details.
3 Tap SAVE to save the event.
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Creating tasks
1 Launch the Calendar app and tap VIEW → Tasks.
2 Tap and enter task details.
3 Tap SAVE to save the task.
Syncing events and tasks with your accounts
Launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts, select an account service,
and then tap Calendar (Samsung account) or Sync Calendar.
To add accounts to sync with, launch the Calendar app and tap → Manage calendars →
Add account. Then, select an account to sync with and sign in. When an account is added, it
will appear on the list.
S Health
Introduction
S Health helps you manage your wellness and fitness. Set fitness goals, check your progress,
and keep track of your overall wellness and fitness.
Starting S Health
When running this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the S Health app.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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Using S Health
You can view the key information from S Health menus and trackers to monitor your wellness
and fitness. You can also compare your step count records with other S Health users, compete
with your friends, and view health tips.
Open the Samsung folder and launch the S Health app.
Some features may not be available depending on the region.
Compare your step count
records with other S Health users
or compete with your friends.
Monitor your health and fitness.
View health tips.
Set your daily goals and track
your progress.
View and manage trackers.
View guide messages or
notifications from S Health.
To add items to the S Health screen, tap → Manage items, and then select items under each
tab.
• TRACKERS: Monitor your activities, food intake, and body measurements.
• GOALS: Set your daily fitness goals and view your progress.
• PROGRAMS: Use customisable exercise programmes.
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TOGETHER
Together allows you to set up step count goals and compete with your friends. You can invite
friends to walk together, set target step counts, compete in challenges, and view your ranking
on the Steps leaderboard. On the S Health screen, tap TOGETHER.
Steps
The device counts the number of steps you take and measures the distance travelled.
On the S Health screen, tap the steps tracker.
Current step total
Target
• You may experience a brief delay while the steps tracker monitors your steps and
then displays your step count. You may also experience a brief delay before the
pop-up window indicates that your goal has been reached.
• If you use the steps tracker while travelling by car or train, vibration may affect your
step count.
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Additional information
• S Health is intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use
in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or
prevention of disease.
• The available functions, features and addable applications for S Health may vary from
country to country due to different local laws and regulations. You should check the
features and applications available in your specific region before use.
• S Health applications and its service can be changed or discontinued without prior
notice.
• The purpose for data collection is limited to providing the service that you have
requested, including providing additional information to enhance your wellness, sync
data, data analysis and statistics or to develop and provide better services. (But if you
sign in to your Samsung account from S Health, your data may be saved on the server
for data backup purposes.) Personal information may be stored until the completion of
such purposes. You can delete personal data stored by S Health by using the Reset data
option in the Settings menu. To delete any data you have shared with social networks or
transferred to storage devices, you must delete them separately.
• You may share and/or sync your data with additional Samsung services or compatible
third party services that you select, as well as with any of your other connected devices.
Access to S Health information by such additional services or third party devices will only
be permitted with your express approval.
• You assume full responsibility for the inappropriate use of data shared on social networks
or transmitted to others. Use caution when sharing your personal data with others.
• If the device is connected to measuring devices, verify the communication protocol to
confirm proper operation. If you use a wireless connection, such as Bluetooth, the device
may be affected by electronic interference from other devices. Avoid using the device
near other devices that transmit radio waves.
• Please read Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy of S Health carefully before using it.
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S Voice
Introduction
Perform various tasks simply by speaking.
Setting a wake-up command
You can launch S Voice using your own wake-up command.
To change the wake-up command, open the Samsung folder and launch the S Voice app.
Then, tap → Voice wake-up → Change wake-up command → Custom → START, and
then follow the on-screen instructions.
To set the device to launch S Voice using the wake-up command while the device is locked,
tap and tap the Wake up in secured lock switch to activate it.
Using S Voice
1 Say the preset wake-up command.
Alternatively, open the Samsung folder and launch the S Voice app.
When S Voice is launched, the device begins voice recognition.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
S Voice settings
View examples of voice
commands.
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2 Say a voice command.
If the device recognises the command, the device will perform the corresponding action.
or say the preset wakeTo repeat a voice command or say a different command, tap
up command.
Tips for better voice recognition
• Speak clearly.
• Speak in quiet places.
• Do not use offensive or slang words.
• Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The device may not recognise your commands or may perform unwanted commands
depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
Setting the language
Open the Samsung folder and launch the S Voice app, tap
language.
→ Language, and then select a
The selected language is applied to S Voice only, not to the language displayed on
the device.
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Voice Recorder
Introduction
Use different recording modes for various situations. The device can convert your voice to
text.
Making voice recordings
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the Voice Recorder app.
2 Tap to start recording. Speak into the microphone.
Tap
to pause recording.
While making a voice recording, tap BOOKMARK to insert a bookmark.
Change the recording mode.
Start recording.
3 Tap to finish recording.
4 Enter a file name and tap SAVE.
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Changing the recording mode
Open the Samsung folder and launch the Voice Recorder app.
Select a mode from the top of the voice recorder screen.
• STANDARD: This is the normal recording mode.
• SPEECH-TO-TEXT: The device records your voice and simultaneously converts it to
onscreen text. For best results, keep the device near your mouth and speak loudly and
clearly in a quiet place.
If the voice memo system language does not match the language you are speaking,
the device will not recognise your voice. Before using this feature, tap the current
language to set the voice memo system language.
My Files
Access and manage various files stored in the device or in other locations, such as cloud
storage services.
Open the Samsung folder and launch the My Files app.
View files that are stored in each storage. You can also view files in your device or a memory
card by category.
To free up the device’s storage, tap → Get more space.
To search for files or folders, tap
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Clock
Introduction
Set alarms, check the current time in many cities around the world, time an event, or set a
specific duration.
ALARM
Launch the Clock app and tap ALARM.
Setting alarms
Tap
in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set
other various alarm options, and then tap SAVE.
To open the keypad to enter an alarm time, tap the time input field.
To activate or deactivate alarms, tap the switch next to the alarm in the alarms list.
Stopping alarms
Tap DISMISS to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze option, tap
SNOOZE to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time.
Deleting alarms
Tap and hold an alarm, tick alarms to delete, and then tap DELETE.
WORLD CLOCK
Launch the Clock app and tap WORLD CLOCK.
Creating clocks
Tap
, enter a city name or select a city from the globe, and then tap ADD.
Deleting clocks
Tap and hold a clock, tick clocks to delete, and then tap DELETE.
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STOPWATCH
1 Launch the Clock app and tap STOPWATCH.
2 Tap START to time an event.
To record lap times while timing an event, tap LAP.
3 Tap STOP to stop timing.
To restart the timing, tap RESUME.
To clear lap times, tap RESET.
TIMER
1 Launch the Clock app and tap TIMER.
2 Set the duration, and then tap START.
To open the keypad to enter the duration, tap the duration input field.
3 Tap DISMISS when the timer goes off.
Calculator
Perform simple or complex calculations.
Launch the Calculator app.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator. If Auto rotate is
disabled, tap to display the scientific calculator.
To see the calculation history, tap HISTORY. To close the calculation history panel, tap
KEYPAD.
To clear the history, tap HISTORY → CLEAR HISTORY.
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Radio
Listening to the FM radio
Launch the Radio app.
Before you use this app, you must connect a headset, which serves as the radio antenna.
• The FM radio scans and saves available stations automatically when running for the
first time.
• This app may appear on the Apps screen depending on the region or service
provider.
Tap
to turn on the FM radio. Select the radio station you want from the stations list.
Record a song from the FM radio.
Add the current radio station to
the favourites list.
Turn the FM radio on or off.
Access additional options.
Enter radio station frequency
manually.
Search for an available radio
station.
Fine-tune the frequency.
View the list of available stations.
View the list of favourite stations.
Scan and save available stations
automatically.
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Scanning radio stations
Launch the Radio app.
Tap STATIONS → SCAN, and then select a scan option. The FM radio scans and saves
available stations automatically.
Select the radio station you want from the stations list.
Game Launcher
Introduction
Game Launcher gathers your games downloaded from Play Store and Galaxy Apps into one
place for easy access. You can set the device to game mode to play games more easily.
Access additional options.
Add apps.
Turn on or off the Game Tools
icon.
Change the performance mode.
Open games with or without
sound.
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Using Game Launcher
1 Launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → Games, and then tap the Game
Launcher switch to activate it.
Game Launcher will be added to the Home screen or the Apps screen.
When you deactivate the feature, Game Launcher will be removed from the Home
screen and the Apps screen.
2 Launch the Game Launcher app.
3 Tap a game from the games list.
Games downloaded from Play Store and Galaxy Apps will be automatically shown
on the game launcher screen. If you cannot see your games, tap Add apps.
Removing a game from Game Launcher
Tap and hold a game and tap Remove.
Changing the performance mode
You can change the game performance mode.
Launch the Game Launcher app, tap Normal performance, and then tap the button
repeatedly to select the mode you want.
• Normal performance: Power saving mode or boost performance mode is not used.
• High performance: This improves system performance but it will increase the battery
power consumption.
• Save power: This decreases the battery power consumption but it will reduce the system
performance.
Battery power efficiency may vary by game.
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Using Game Tools
You can set the Game Tools icon to be displayed as a floating icon on game screens.
Launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → Games → Game Tools and tap the
switch to activate it.
While playing a game, tap
To move the icon, tap
to display the game tools.
and drag it to a new location.
To hide the icon from the current game screen, tap and hold
of the screen.
and drag it to Hide at the top
To show the icon on the game screen again, open the notification panel and tap the Game
Tools notification.
Mute notification sounds and
display only notifications for
incoming calls and emergency
alerts.
Lock the Recents and Back keys.
Lock the game screen during
games.
Game Tools icon
Capture screenshots.
Record your game session.
Access the Game Tools settings.
Blocking notifications during games
→
Tap
to mute notification sounds and display only notifications for incoming calls
and emergency alerts, so that you can enjoy your games without being disturbed. If you
receive an incoming call, a small notification will appear at the top of the screen.
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Sharing content
Share content by using various sharing options. The following actions are an example of
sharing images.
You may incur additional charges when sharing files via the mobile network.
1 Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
2 Tap Share and select a sharing method, such as message and email.
When you have a communication or sharing history, the people you contacted
will appear on the sharing options panel. To directly share content with them via
the corresponding app, select a person’s icon. If the feature is not activated, launch
the Settings app, tap Advanced features, and then tap the Direct share switch to
activate it.
Using additional features
• Link Sharing: Share large files. Upload files to the Samsung storage server and share
them with others via a Web link or a code. To use this feature, your phone number must
be verified.
• Transfer files to device: Share content with nearby devices via Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth.
The visibility settings must be activated on the devices.
• View content on TV (Smart View): View your device’s displayed content on a larger
screen via a wireless connection.
When the image is sent to the recipients’ devices, a notification will appear on their devices.
Tap the notification to view or download the image.
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Google apps
Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google
account to access some apps. Refer to Samsung account for more information.
To view more app information, access each app’s help menu.
Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the
region or service provider.
Chrome
Search for information and browse webpages.
Gmail
Send or receive emails via the Google Mail service.
Maps
Find your location on the map, search the world map, and view location information for
various places around you.
Play Music
Discover, listen to, and share music on your device. You can upload music collections stored
on your device to the cloud and access them later.
Play Movies & TV
Purchase or rent videos, such as movies and TV programmes, from Play Store.
Drive
Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others.
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YouTube
Watch or create videos and share them with others.
Photos
Search for, manage, and edit all your photos and videos from various sources in one place.
Hangouts
Send messages, images, and emoticons to your friends and have video calls with them.
Google
Search quickly for items on the Internet or your device.
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Settings
Introduction
Customise settings for functions and apps. You can make your device more personalised by
configuring various setting options.
Launch the Settings app.
To search for settings by entering keywords, tap
.
Connections
Options
Change settings for various connections, such as the Wi-Fi feature and Bluetooth.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections.
• Wi-Fi: Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or
other network devices. Refer to Wi-Fi for more information.
• Bluetooth: Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled
devices. Refer to Bluetooth for more information.
• Phone visibility: Allow other devices to find your device to share content with you. When
this feature is activated, your device will be visible to other devices when they search for
available devices using their Transfer files to device option.
• Data usage: Keep track of your data usage amount and customise the settings for the
limitation. Set the device to automatically disable the mobile data connection when the
amount of mobile data you have used reaches your specified limit.
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• Flight mode: Set the device to disable all wireless functions on your device. You can use
only non-network services.
Make sure the device is turned off during takeoff and landing. After takeoff, you can
use the device in flight mode if allowed by aircraft personnel.
• NFC and payment: Set the device to allow you to read near field communication (NFC)
tags that contain information about products. You can also use this feature to make
payments and buy tickets for transportation or events after downloading the required
apps. Refer to NFC and payment for more information.
• Mobile hotspot and tethering: Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s
mobile data connection with other devices when the network connection is not
available. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth. Refer to Mobile hotspot
and tethering for more information.
• Mobile networks: Configure your mobile network settings.
• SIM card manager (dual SIM models): Activate your SIM or USIM cards and customise the
SIM card settings. Refer to SIM card manager (dual SIM models) for more information.
• Location: Change settings for location information permissions.
• More connection settings: Customise settings to control other features. Refer to More
connection settings for more information.
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
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Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
2 Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list.
Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon. Enter the password and tap
CONNECT.
• Once the device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will reconnect to that
network each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the
device connecting to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks
and tap FORGET.
• If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network properly, restart your device’s Wi-Fi feature
or the wireless router.
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The detected devices are listed.
If the device you want to connect to is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
Wi-Fi Direct feature.
3 Select a device to connect to.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Wi-Fi Direct connection
request.
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Sending and receiving data
You can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other devices. The following actions
are an example of sending an image to another device.
1 Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
2 Tap Share → Wi-Fi Direct and select a device to transfer the image to.
3 Accept the Wi-Fi Direct connection request on the other device.
If the devices are already connected, the image will be sent to the other device without
the connection request procedure.
Ending the device connection
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi.
2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The device displays the connected devices in the list.
3 Tap the device name to disconnect the devices.
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Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via Bluetooth.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted
and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating
distance may be reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth
SIG, may be incompatible with your device.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies
of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth, and then tap the switch to
activate it.
The detected devices will be listed.
2 Select a device to pair with.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option. Refer to the other device’s user manuals.
Your device is visible to other devices while the Bluetooth settings screen is open.
3 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on your device to confirm.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Bluetooth connection
request.
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Sending and receiving data
Many apps support data transfer via Bluetooth. You can share data, such as contacts or media
files, with other Bluetooth devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image
to another device.
1 Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
2 Tap Share → Bluetooth, and then select a device to transfer the image to.
If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming
the auto-generated passkey.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option.
3 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on the other device.
Unpairing Bluetooth devices
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth.
The device displays the paired devices in the list.
2 Tap next to the device name to unpair.
3 Tap Unpair.
NFC and payment
Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information
about products. You can also use this feature to make payments and buy tickets for
transportation or events after downloading the required apps.
The device contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the device carefully to avoid
damaging the NFC antenna.
Using the NFC feature
Use the NFC feature to send images or contacts to other devices, and read product
information from NFC tags.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the NFC and payment switch to
activate it.
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2 Place the NFC antenna area on the back of your device near an NFC tag.
The information from the tag appears.
Ensure that the device’s screen is turned on and unlocked. Otherwise, the device will
not read NFC tags or receive data.
Making payments with the NFC feature
Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile
payment service. To register or get more information about the service, contact your service
provider.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the NFC and payment switch to
activate it.
2 Touch the NFC antenna area on the back of your device to the NFC card reader.
To set the default payment app, open the Settings screen and tap Connections → NFC and
payment → Tap and pay → PAYMENT, and then select an app.
The payment services list may not include all available payment apps.
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Sending data
Allow data exchange when your device’s NFC antenna touches the other device’s NFC
antenna.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → NFC and payment and tap the switch to
activate it.
2 Tap the Android Beam switch to activate it.
3 Select an item and touch the other device’s NFC antenna to your device’s NFC antenna.
4 When Touch to beam. appears on the screen, tap your device’s screen to send the item.
If both devices try to send data simultaneously, the file transfer may fail.
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Mobile hotspot and tethering
Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other
devices when the network connection is not available. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi,
USB, or Bluetooth.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile hotspot and tethering.
You may incur additional charges when using this feature.
• Mobile hotspot: Use the mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection
with computers or other devices.
• Bluetooth tethering: Use Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile data
connection with computers or other devices via Bluetooth.
• USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile data connection with
a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless
modem for the computer.
Using the mobile hotspot
Use your device as a mobile hotspot to share your device’s mobile data connection with other
devices.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile hotspot and tethering → Mobile
hotspot.
2 Tap the switch to activate it.
The icon appears on the status bar. Other devices can find your device in the Wi-Fi
networks list.
To set a password for the mobile hotspot, tap → Configure Mobile hotspot and select
the level of security. Then, enter a password and tap SAVE.
3 On the other device’s screen, search for and select your device from the Wi-Fi networks
list.
4 On the connected device, use the device’s mobile data connection to access the Internet.
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SIM card manager (dual SIM models)
Activate your SIM or USIM cards and customise the SIM card settings. Refer to Using dual SIM
or USIM cards (dual SIM models) for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → SIM card manager.
• Calls: Select a SIM or USIM card for voice calls.
• Text messages: Select a SIM or USIM for messaging.
• Mobile data: Select a SIM or USIM card for data services.
• Confirm SIM card for calls: Set the device to display the SIM or USIM card selection popup window when returning a call or calling from a message. The pop-up window will
appear only if the SIM or USIM card used for the previous call or message is different from
your preferred SIM or USIM card.
• Dual SIM always on: Set the device to allow incoming calls from the other SIM or USIM
card during a call.
When this feature is enabled, you may incur additional charges for call forwarding
depending on the region or service provider.
More connection settings
Customise settings to control other features.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings.
• Nearby device scanning: Set the device to scan for nearby devices to connect to.
• Printing: Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search
for available printers or add one manually to print files. Refer to Printing for more
information.
• MirrorLink: Use the MirrorLink feature to control your device’s MirrorLink apps on the
vehicle’s head unit monitor. Refer to MirrorLink for more information.
• Download booster: Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi
and mobile networks simultaneously. Refer to Download booster for more information.
• VPN: Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
• Ethernet: The Ethernet option is available when an Ethernet adaptor is connected to the
device. Use this option to activate the Ethernet feature and configure network settings.
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Printing
Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can connect the device to a
printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents.
Some printers may not be compatible with the device.
Adding printer plug-ins
Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → Printing →
Download plug-in.
2 Search for a printer plug-in in Play Store.
3 Select a printer plug-in and install it.
4 Select the printer plug-in and tap the switch to activate it.
The device searches for printers that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your
device.
5 Select a printer to add.
To add printers manually, tap → Add printer.
Printing content
While viewing content, such as images or documents, access the options list, tap Print →
→ All printers..., and then select a printer.
Printing methods may vary depending on the content type.
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MirrorLink
You can display your device’s screen on the vehicle’s head unit monitor.
Connect your device to a vehicle to control your device’s MirrorLink apps on the vehicle’s
head unit monitor.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → MirrorLink.
Your device is compatible with vehicles that support MirrorLink version 1.1 or higher.
Connecting your device to a vehicle via MirrorLink
When using this feature for the first time, connect the device to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
1 Pair your device with a vehicle via Bluetooth.
Refer to Pairing with other Bluetooth devices for more information.
2 Connect your device to the vehicle using a USB cable.
When they are connected, access your device’s MirrorLink apps on the head unit monitor.
Ending the MirrorLink connection
Unplug the USB cable from your device and the vehicle.
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Download booster
Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi and mobile networks
simultaneously. A stronger Wi-Fi signal will provide a faster download speed.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → Download
booster.
• This feature may not be supported by some devices.
• You may incur additional charges when downloading files via the mobile network.
• When you download large files, the device may heat up. If the device exceeds a set
temperature, the feature will turn off.
• If network signals are unstable, the speed and performance of this feature may be
affected.
• If the Wi-Fi and mobile network connections have significantly different data
transfer speeds, the device may use only the fastest connection.
• This feature supports Hypertext Transmission Protocol (HTTP) 1.1 and Hypertext
Transmission Protocol Secure (HTTPS). The feature cannot be used with other
protocols, such as FTP.
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Sounds and vibration
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Sounds and vibration.
• Sound mode: Set the device to use sound mode, vibration mode, or silent mode.
• Vibrate while ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Use Volume keys for media: Set the device to adjust the media volume level when
you press the Volume key. When playing media files, the media volume will be always
adjusted.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, system sounds, and
notifications.
• Ringtone (single SIM models): Change the call ringtone.
Ringtone (dual SIM models): Change the ringtones for calls or notifications.
• Vibration pattern: Select a vibration pattern.
• Notification sounds: Change the notification sound settings for each app.
• Do not disturb: Set the device to mute incoming calls, notification sounds, and media,
except for allowed exceptions.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when you select an app or option on the
touchscreen.
• Screen lock sounds: Set the device to sound when you lock or unlock the touchscreen.
• Charging sound: Set the device to sound when it is connected to a charger.
• Dialling keypad tones: Set the device to sound when you tap the buttons on the keypad.
• Keyboard sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Sound quality and effects: Configure additional sound settings.
• Separate app sound: Set the device to play media sound from a specific app on the
connected Bluetooth speaker or headset separate from the sound of other apps. For
example, you can listen to the Navigation app through your device’s speaker while
listening to playback from the Music app through the vehicle’s Bluetooth speaker.
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Notifications
Change the notification settings for each app.
On the Settings screen, tap Notifications.
To customise notification settings, tap ADVANCED and select an app.
• Allow notifications: Allow notifications from the selected app.
• Show silently: Set the device to mute notification sounds and hide notification previews.
• On lock screen: Show or hide notifications from the selected app when the device is
locked.
• Set as priority: Display notifications at the top of the notification panel and include them
in the allowed list when Do not disturb is activated.
Display
Options
Change the display and the Home screen settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Display.
• Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display.
• Auto brightness: Set the device to keep track of your brightness adjustments and apply
them automatically in similar lighting conditions.
• Blue light filter: Activate the blue light filter and change the filter settings. Refer to Blue
light filter for more information.
• Screen mode: Change the screen mode to adjust the display’s colour and contrast.
• Screen zoom and font: Change the screen zoom setting or font size and style.
• Home screen: Change the size of the grid to display more or fewer items on the Home
screen and more.
• Easy mode: Switch to easy mode to display larger icons and apply a simpler layout to the
Home screen.
• Icon frames: Set whether to display shaded backgrounds to make icons stand out.
• Status bar: Customise the settings for displaying notifications or indicators on the status
bar.
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• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Keep screen turned off: Set the device to prevent the screen from turning on when it is
in a dark place, such as a pocket or bag.
• Screensaver: Set the device to launch a screensaver when the device is charging.
Blue light filter
Reduce eye strain by limiting the amount of blue light emitted by the screen.
While you are watching HDR videos from HDR-exclusive video services, the blue light
filter will not be applied.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Display → Blue light filter, and then tap the Turn on now
switch to activate it.
2 Drag the adjustment bar to adjust the filter’s opacity.
3 To set the schedule to apply the blue light filter to the screen, tap the Turn on as
scheduled switch to activate it and select an option.
• Sunset to sunrise: Set the device to apply the blue light filter at night and turn it off in
the morning, based on your current location.
• Custom schedule: Set a specific time to apply the blue light filter.
Wallpapers and themes
Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen or apply various
themes to the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Wallpapers and themes.
• Wallpapers: Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen.
• Themes: Change the device’s theme.
• Icons: Change the icon style.
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Advanced features
Activate advanced features and change the settings that control them.
On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features.
Excessive shaking or impact to the device may cause unintended input for some
features.
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display from turning off while you are looking
at it.
• Games: Activate the Game Launcher. Refer to Game Launcher for more information.
• Caller ID and spam protection: Set the device to identify unsaved phone numbers when
you receive incoming calls or messages. You can also set it to display your information
on the other party’s device when you make a call or send a message, even if they do not
have your phone number saved to their device.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• One-handed mode: Activate one-handed operation mode for your convenience when
using the device with one hand.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Quick launch Camera: Set the device to launch the camera by pressing the Home key
twice quickly.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Multi window: Select a Multi window launch method.
• Smart capture: Set the device to capture the current screen and scrollable area, and crop
and share the screenshot immediately.
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• Palm swipe to capture: Set the device to capture a screenshot when you swipe your
hand to the left or right across the screen. You can view the captured images in Gallery.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
• Direct call: Set the device to make a voice call by picking up and holding the device near
your ear while viewing call, message, or contact details.
• Smart alert: Set the device to alert you if you have missed calls or new messages when
you pick up the device.
This feature may not work if the screen is turned on or the device is not on a flat
surface.
• Easy mute: Set the device to mute incoming calls or alarms by using palm motions or
facing the device’s screen downwards.
• Swipe to call or send messages: Set the device to make a call or send a message when
you swipe to the right or left on a contact or a phone number.
• Dual Messenger: Select messaging apps to use a second app. You can use two different
accounts for the same app.
If you disable or uninstall the main messaging app, the second app will be deleted
automatically.
• Send SOS messages: Set the device to send help messages by pressing the Power
key three times. You can also send sound recordings along with the message to the
recipients.
• Direct share: Set the device to display the people you contacted on the sharing options
panel to allow you to share content directly.
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Device maintenance
The device maintenance feature provides an overview of the status of your device’s battery,
storage, memory, and system security. You can also automatically optimise the device with a
tap of your finger.
Battery
Device security
Storage
Memory
Using the quick optimisation feature
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → FIX NOW or OPTIMISE NOW.
The quick optimisation feature improves device performance through the following actions.
• Clearing some memory.
• Deleting unnecessary files and closing apps running in the background.
• Managing abnormal battery usage.
• Scanning for crashed apps and malware.
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Battery
Check the remaining battery power and time to use the device. For devices with low battery
levels, conserve battery power by activating power saving features.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Battery.
• The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs
out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating
conditions.
• You cannot receive notifications from apps that use power saving mode.
Power saving mode
• MID: Activate power saving mode to extend the battery’s usage time.
• MAX: In maximum power saving mode, the device decreases battery consumption
by applying the dark theme and limiting the apps and features available. Network
connections, except for the mobile network, will be deactivated.
Managing the battery
You can save battery power by preventing apps that are running in the background from
using battery power when they are not being used. Tick apps from the apps list and tap SAVE
POWER. Also, tap → Advanced settings and set the App power monitor options.
You can set the device to charge the battery more quickly. Tap → Advanced settings and
tap the Fast cable charging switch to activate it.
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Storage
Check the status of the used and available memory.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Storage.
• The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default apps occupy part of the
memory. The available capacity may change when you update the device.
• You can view the available capacity of the internal memory in the Specification
section for your device on the Samsung website.
Managing the memory
To delete residual files, such as cache, tap CLEAN NOW. To delete files or uninstall apps that
you do not use any more, select a category under USER DATA. Then, tick items to select and
tap DELETE or UNINSTALL.
Memory
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Memory.
To speed up your device by reducing the amount of memory you are using, tick apps from
the apps list, and tap CLEAN NOW.
Device security
Check the device’s security status. This feature scans your device for malware.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Device security → SCAN PHONE.
Apps
Manage the device’s apps and change their settings. You can view the apps’ usage
information, change their notification or permission settings, or uninstall or disable
unnecessary apps.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps.
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Lock screen and security
Options
Change the settings for securing the device and the SIM or USIM card.
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security.
The available options may vary depending on the screen lock method selected.
• Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method.
• Fingerprint Scanner: Register your fingerprint to the device to secure the device or sign
in to your Samsung account. Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information.
• Smart Lock: Set the device to automatically unlock itself in certain situations.
• Secure lock settings: Change screen lock settings for the selected lock method.
• Always On Display: Set the device to display an image or information while the screen is
turned off. Refer to Always On Display for more information.
• Information and FaceWidgets: Change the settings of the items displayed on the screen
when it is off or locked.
• Notifications: Set whether or not to show notification content on the locked screen and
select which notifications to display.
• App shortcuts: Select apps to display shortcuts to them on the locked screen.
• Samsung Pass: Verify your identity easily and securely via your biometric data. Refer to
Samsung Pass for more information.
• Find My Mobile: Activate or deactivate the Find My Mobile feature. Access the Find My
Mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) to track and control your lost or stolen
device.
• Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources.
• Secure Folder: Create a secure folder to protect your private content and apps from
others. Refer to Secure Folder for more information.
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• Secure startup: Protect your device by setting it to require a screen unlock code when
turning on the device. You must enter the unlock code to start the device and receive
messages and notifications.
• Encrypt SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.
If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the device
will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the
device.
• Other security settings: Configure additional security settings.
Fingerprint recognition
In order for fingerprint recognition to function, your fingerprint information needs to be
registered and stored in your device. After registering, you can set the device to use your
fingerprint for the features below:
• Screen lock
• Web sign-in
• Verify Samsung account
• Secure Folder
• Samsung Pay
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Fingerprint recognition uses the unique characteristics of each fingerprint to
enhance the security of your device. The likelihood of the fingerprint sensor
confusing two different fingerprints is very low. However, in rare cases where
separate fingerprints are very similar the sensor may recognise them as identical.
• If you use your fingerprint as a screen lock method, your fingerprint cannot be
used to unlock the screen when turning on the device. To use the device, you must
unlock the screen using a pattern, PIN, or password you set when registering the
fingerprint. Be careful not to forget your pattern, PIN, or password.
• If your fingerprint is not recognised, unlock the device using the pattern, PIN,
or password you set when registering the fingerprint, and then re-register your
fingerprints. If your pattern, PIN, or password is forgotten, you will not be able to
use the device if you do not reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or
inconvenience caused by forgotten unlock codes.
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For better fingerprint recognition
When you scan your fingerprints on the device, be aware of the following conditions that
may affect the feature’s performance:
• The Home key contains a fingerprint recognition sensor. Ensure that the Home key sensor
is not scratched or damaged by metal objects, such as coins, keys, and necklaces.
• The screen protector supplied with the device may cause the fingerprint recognition
sensor to malfunction. Remove the screen protector to improve fingerprint sensitivity.
• Ensure that the fingerprint recognition area and your fingers are clean and dry.
• The device may not recognise fingerprints that are affected by wrinkles or scars.
• The device may not recognise fingerprints from small or thin fingers.
• If you bend your finger or use a fingertip, the device may not recognise your fingerprints.
Make sure to cover the entire Home key with your finger.
• To improve recognition performance, register fingerprints of the hand used most often to
perform tasks on the device.
• In dry environments, static electricity can build up in the device. Avoid using this feature
in dry environments or before using the feature, discharge static electricity by touching a
metal object.
Registering fingerprints
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprint Scanner.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
If you have not set a screen lock method, create one.
3 Place your finger on the Home key.
4 After the device detects your finger, lift it up and place it on the Home key again.
Repeat this action using the same finger until the fingerprint is registered. When you are
finished registering your fingerprints, tap DONE.
When a fingerprint lock pop-up window appears, tap TURN ON to use your fingerprint to
unlock the screen.
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Deleting fingerprints
You can delete registered fingerprints.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprint Scanner.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap EDIT.
4 Tick fingerprints to delete and tap REMOVE.
Verifying the Samsung account password
Use fingerprints to verify your Samsung account password. You can use a fingerprint instead
of entering your password, for example, when you purchase content from Galaxy Apps.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprint Scanner.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Samsung account switch to activate it.
4 Sign in to your Samsung account.
Using fingerprints to sign in to accounts
When you register your fingerprints to Samsung Pass, you can use them to sign in to
webpages that support ID and password saving. Refer to Samsung Pass for more information.
This feature is only available for webpages that you access via the Internet app.
Using fingerprints with Samsung Pay
You can use fingerprints with Samsung Pay to make payments quickly and securely. Refer to
Samsung Pay for more information.
Samsung Pay may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Unlocking the screen with fingerprints
You can unlock the screen with your fingerprint instead of using a pattern, PIN, or password.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprint Scanner.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Fingerprint unlock switch to activate it.
4 On the locked screen, place your finger on the Home key and scan your fingerprint.
Samsung Pass
Use Samsung Pass to verify your identity securely when accessing app services or websites via
your biometric data, rather than entering your ID or password.
• To use this feature, your device must be connected to a mobile network.
• To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account. For more
information, refer to Samsung account.
• The website sign-in feature is only available for websites that you access via the
Internet app. Some websites may not support this feature.
Registering Samsung Pass
Before using Samsung Pass, register your biometric data to Samsung Pass.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Read the on-screen instructions and tap SIGN IN.
3 Enter your Samsung account ID and password and tap SIGN IN → DONE.
4 Tap REGISTER FINGERPRINTS and register your fingerprint.
Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information.
5 Place your finger on the Home key and scan your fingerprint to complete the Samsung
Pass registration.
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Using Samsung Pass to sign in to websites
You can use Samsung Pass to easily sign in to websites that support ID and password saving.
1 Open a website that you want to sign in to.
2 Enter your user name and password, and then tap the website’s sign in button.
3 Tick Sign in using fingerprints via Samsung Pass and tap REMEMBER.
You can now use the fingerprint you registered to Samsung Pass when signing in to the
webpage.
Managing sign-in information
View the list of websites you have set to use Samsung Pass and manage your sign-in
information.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap Web sign-in information.
4 Select a website from the list.
5 Tap → Edit and modify your ID, password, and the website’s name.
To delete the website, tap → Delete.
Deleting your Samsung Pass data
You can delete your biometric data, web sign-in information, and app data registered to
Samsung Pass with Delete data. Your agreement to the terms and conditions and your
Samsung account will remain active.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap Delete data.
4 Enter your Samsung account password.
Your Samsung Pass data will be deleted.
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Secure Folder
Secure Folder protects your private content and apps, such as photos and notes, from being
accessed by others. You can keep your private content and apps secure even when the device
is unlocked.
This app may appear in the Samsung folder depending on the region or service
provider.
Secure Folder is a separate, secured storage area. The data in Secure Folder cannot be
transferred to other devices via unapproved sharing methods, such as USB or Wi-Fi
Direct. Attempting to customise the operating system or modifying software will
cause Secure Folder to be automatically locked and inaccessible. Before saving data in
Secure Folder, make sure to back up a copy of the data in another secure location.
Setting up Secure Folder
1 Launch the Secure Folder app.
Alternatively, launch the Settings app and tap Lock screen and security → Secure
Folder.
2 Tap START.
3 Tap SIGN IN and sign in to your Samsung account.
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4 Select a lock method to use for Secure Folder and follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the setup.
To change the name or icon colour of Secure Folder, tap Secure Folder → →
Customise icon.
• When you launch the Secure Folder app, you must unlock the app using your
preset lock method.
• If you forget your Secure Folder unlock code, you can reset it using your Samsung
account. Tap the reset button that appears when an incorrect unlock code is
entered, and enter your Samsung account password.
Setting auto lock for Secure Folder
Set the device to automatically lock Secure Folder when it is not being used.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap
2 Select a lock option.
→ Settings → Auto lock Secure Folder.
To manually lock your Secure Folder, tap Lock.
Moving content to Secure Folder
Move content, such as photos and contacts, to Secure Folder. The following actions are an
example of moving an image from the default storage to Secure Folder.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap Add files.
2 Tap Images, tick images to move, and then tap DONE.
3 Tap MOVE.
The selected items will be deleted from the original folder and moved to Secure Folder.
To copy items, tap COPY.
The method for moving content may vary depending on the content type.
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Moving content from Secure Folder
Move content from Secure Folder to the corresponding app in the default storage. The
following actions are an example of moving an image from Secure Folder to the default
storage.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap → Move out of Secure Folder.
The selected items will be moved to Gallery in the default storage.
Adding apps
Add an app to use in Secure Folder.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap Add apps.
2 Tick one or more apps installed on the device and tap ADD.
To install apps from Play Store or Galaxy Apps, tap DOWNLOAD FROM PLAY STORE or
DOWNLOAD FROM GALAXY APPS.
Removing apps from Secure Folder
Tap Edit apps, tick apps, and then tap Uninstall.
Adding accounts
Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with the apps in Secure
Folder.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Accounts → Add account.
2 Select an account service.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
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Hiding Secure Folder
You can hide the Secure Folder shortcut from the Apps screen.
Launch the Secure Folder app, tap → Settings, and then tap the Show Secure Folder
switch to deactivate it.
Alternatively, drag the status bar downwards to open the notification panel. Then, swipe
downwards on the notification panel and tap Secure Folder to deactivate the feature.
Backing up and restoring Secure Folder
Back up content and apps in Secure Folder to Samsung Cloud using your Samsung account
and restore them later.
Backing up data
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Backup and restore.
2 Tap Add account and register and sign in to your Samsung account.
3 Tap Back up Secure Folder data.
4 Tick items you want to back up and tap BACK UP NOW.
Data will be backed up to Samsung Cloud.
Restoring data
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Backup and restore.
2 Tap Restore.
3 Select a device and the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW.
Backed up data will be restored to your device.
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Uninstalling Secure Folder
You can uninstall Secure Folder, including the content and apps in it.
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Uninstall.
To back up content before uninstalling Secure Folder, tick Move media files out of Secure
Folder and tap UNINSTALL. To access data backed from Secure Folder, open the Samsung
folder, launch the My Files app, and then tap Internal storage → Secure Folder.
Notes saved in Samsung Notes will not be backed up.
Cloud and accounts
Options
Sync, back up, or restore your device’s data using Samsung Cloud. You can also register and
manage accounts, such as your Samsung account or Google account.
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts.
Regularly back up your data to a safe location, such as Samsung Cloud or a computer,
so that you can restore it if the data is corrupted or lost due to an unintended factory
data reset.
• Samsung Cloud: Manage the content that you want to store securely in Samsung Cloud.
Check the usage status of your Samsung Cloud storage, and sync, back up, and restore
your data. Refer to Samsung Cloud for more information.
• My Profile: Manage your personal information and Samsung account details.
• Accounts: Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with.
• Backup and restore: Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your
device. You can back up your sensitive information and access it later. You must sign in to
your Google or Samsung account to back up or restore data. Refer to Backup and restore
for more information.
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Backup and restore
Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up
your sensitive information and access it later. You must sign in to your Google or Samsung
account to back up or restore data.
Using a Samsung account
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Backup and restore → Backup settings
for the Samsung account, tap the switches next to the items you want to back up to activate
them, and then tap BACK UP NOW.
Data will be backed up to Samsung Cloud. Refer to Samsung Cloud for more information.
To set the device to automatically back up data, tap the AUTO BACK UP switch to activate it.
To restore backup data from Samsung Cloud using a Samsung account, tap Restore. Select a
device and the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW. The selected data will
be restored to your device.
Using a Google account
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Backup and restore and tap the Back
up my data switch for the Google account to activate it. Tap Backup account and select an
account as the backup account.
To restore data using a Google account, tap the Automatic restore switch to activate it. When
you reinstall apps, backed up settings and data will be restored.
Google
Configure settings for some features provided by Google.
On the Settings screen, tap Google.
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Accessibility
Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.
• Vision: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually impaired users.
• Hearing: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users with hearing
impairment.
• Dexterity and interaction: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users who
have reduced dexterity.
• Text-to-speech: Change the settings for text-to-speech features used when Voice
Assistant is activated, such as languages, speed, and more.
• Direction lock: Change the directional combination settings for unlocking the screen.
• Direct access: Set the device to open selected accessibility menus when you press the
Home key three times quickly.
• Notification reminder: Set the device to alert you to notifications that you have not
checked at the interval.
• Answering and ending calls: Change the method of answering or ending calls.
• Single tap mode: Set the device to control incoming calls or notifications by tapping the
button instead of dragging it.
• Manage accessibility: Export or import the accessibility settings to share them with
other devices.
• SERVICES: View accessibility services installed on the device.
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General management
Customise your device’s system settings or reset the device.
On the Settings screen, tap General management.
• Language and input: Select device languages and change settings, such as keyboards
and voice input types. Some options may not be available depending on the selected
language. Refer to Adding device languages for more information.
• Date and time: Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays
the time and date.
If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date
is reset.
• Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions. Refer to Samsung
Members for more information.
• Report diagnostic information: Set the device to automatically send the device’s
diagnostic and usage information to Samsung.
• Marketing information: Set whether to receive Samsung marketing information, such as
special offers, membership benefits, and newsletters.
• Reset: Reset your device’s settings or perform a factory data reset. You can reset all your
settings and network settings. You can also set the device to restart at a preset time for
device optimisation.
Adding device languages
You can add languages to use on your device.
1 On the Settings screen, tap General management → Language and input → Language
→ Add language.
To view all the languages that can be added, tap → All languages.
2 Select a language to add.
3 To set the selected language as the default language, tap SET AS DEFAULT. To keep the
current language setting, tap KEEP CURRENT.
The selected language will be added to your languages list. If you changed the default
language, the selected language will be added to the top of the list.
To change the default language from your languages list, drag next to a language and
move it to the top of the list. If an app does not support the default language, the next
supported language in the list will be used.
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Software update
Update your device’s software via the firmware over-the-air (FOTA) service. You can also
schedule software updates.
On the Settings screen, tap Software update.
If emergency software updates are released for your device’s security and to block
new types of security threats, they will be installed automatically without your
agreement.
• Download updates manually: Check for and install updates manually.
• Download updates automatically: Set the device to download updates automatically
when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• Scheduled software updates: Set the device to install downloaded updates at a
specified time.
Security updates information
Security updates are provided to strengthen the security of your device and protect your
personal information. For security updates for your model, visit security.samsungmobile.com.
The website supports only some languages.
User manual
View help information to learn how to use the device and apps or configure important
settings.
On the Settings screen, tap User manual.
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About phone
Access your device’s information.
On the Settings screen, tap About phone.
• My phone number: View your phone number.
• Status: View various device information, such as the SIM card status, Wi-Fi MAC address,
and serial number.
• Legal information: View legal information related to the device, such as safety
information and the open source licence.
• Device name: View and edit the name that will be displayed when connecting your
device with other devices via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, and other methods.
• Model number: View the device’s model number.
• Software information: View the device’s software information, such as its operating
system version and firmware version.
• Battery information: View the device’s battery status and information.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For more information, contact your service provider.
Your device displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact
your service provider.
Your device does not turn on
When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Fully charge the
battery before turning on the device.
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The touchscreen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a screen protector or optional accessories to the touchscreen, the
touchscreen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touchscreen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touchscreen may
malfunction.
• The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is updated to the latest version.
• If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or encounters a fatal error
Try the following solutions. If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service
Centre.
Restarting the device
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or turn off the device and turn it
on again.
Forcing restart
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume
Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Resetting the device
If the methods above do not solve your problem, perform a factory data reset.
Launch the Settings app and tap General management → Reset → Factory data reset →
RESET → DELETE ALL. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup
copies of all important data stored in the device.
If you registered a Google account to the device, you must sign in to the same Google
account after resetting the device.
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Calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using an earphone, ensure that it is properly connected.
Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume by pressing the Volume key or move to another area.
A cellular network or the Internet is often disconnected or audio
quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Charge the battery.
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The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that the charger is connected properly.
• Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the device or the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the
useful charge may be reduced.
• Battery consumption will increase when you use certain features or apps, such as GPS,
games, or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera
app. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these
tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
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Error messages appear when opening multimedia files
If you receive error messages or multimedia files do not play when you open them on your
device, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is
DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file.
• Ensure that the file formats are supported by the device. If a file format is not supported,
such as DivX or AC3, install an app that supports it. To confirm the file formats that your
device supports, visit www.samsung.com.
• Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos
captured by other devices may not work properly.
• Your device supports multimedia files that are authorised by your network service
provider or providers of additional services. Some content circulated on the Internet,
such as ringtones, videos, or wallpapers, may not work properly.
Another Bluetooth device is not located
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your device.
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on the device you wish to connect
to.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
A connection is not established when you connect the device to a
computer
• Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your device.
• Ensure that you have the proper driver installed and updated on your computer.
• If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher
installed on your computer.
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Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi
or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
Data stored in the device has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot
restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored in
the device.
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
There is not enough space in the device’s storage
Delete unnecessary data, such as cache, using the device maintenance or manually delete
unused apps or files to free up storage space.
The Apps button does not appear on the Home screen
Without using the Apps button, you can open the Apps screen by swiping upwards or
downwards on the Home screen. To return to the Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards
on the Apps screen. To display the Apps button at the bottom of the Home screen, launch the
Settings app and tap Display → Home screen → Apps button → Show Apps button →
APPLY.
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The screen brightness adjustment bar does not appear on the
notification panel
Open the notification panel by dragging the status bar downwards, and then drag the
next to the brightness adjustment bar and tap the
notification panel downwards. Tap
Show control on top switch to activate it.
Samsung Cloud does not work
• Ensure that you are connected to a network properly.
• During a Samsung Cloud’s service check, you cannot use Samsung Cloud. Try again later.
Removing the battery
• To remove the battery, contact an authorised service centre. To obtain battery
removal instructions, please visit www.samsung.com/global/ecodesign_energy.
• For your safety, you must not attempt to remove the battery. If the battery is not
properly removed, it may lead to damage to the battery and device, cause personal
injury, and/or result in the device being unsafe.
• Samsung does not accept liability for any damage or loss (whether in contract or tort,
including negligence) which may arise from failure to precisely follow these warnings and
instructions, other than death or personal injury caused by Samsung’s negligence.
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