Samsung | SM-C101 | Samsung SM-C101 User Manual

SM-C101
User Manual
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About this manual
This device provides high quality mobile communication and entertainment using Samsung’s
high standards and technological expertise. This user manual is specially designed to detail
the device’s functions and features.
• Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Images and screenshots may differ in appearance from the actual product.
• Content may differ from the final product, or from software provided by service providers
or carriers, and is subject to change without prior notice. For the latest version of the
manual, refer to the Samsung website, www.samsung.com.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Applications related to the content may not work
properly depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Available features and additional services may vary by device, software, or service
provider.
• Applications and their functions may vary by country, region, or hardware specifications.
Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by applications from any provider
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 applications 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. To avoid additional charges, select
an appropriate data tariff plan. For details, contact your service provider.
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• Default applications that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer
be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an application provided
with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed applications,
contact service providers.
• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
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Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Samsung Electronics
This guide is protected under international copyright laws.
No part of this guide may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form or
by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in any
information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of Samsung
Electronics.
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Trademarks
• SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics.
• The Android logo, Google™, Google Maps™, Google Mail™, YouTube™, Google Play™
Store, and Google Talk™ are trademarks of Google, Inc.
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
• Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, and the Wi-Fi logo are
registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
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Table of Contents
Getting started
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8 Device layout
9Buttons
10 Package contents
11 Installing the SIM or USIM card and
battery
16 Charging the battery
18 Inserting a memory card
20 Attaching a hand strap
21 Turning the device on and off
21 Holding the device
22 Locking and unlocking the device
22 Adjusting the volume
22 Switching to silent mode
Entering text
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Setting up accounts
Transferring files
Securing the device
Upgrading the device
Communication
45Phone
51Contacts
54Messaging
56Email
58 Google Mail
59Talk
60Google+
60Messenger
61ChatON
Basics
23 Indicator icons
24 Using the touch screen
27 Control motions
31Notifications
31 Quick setting panel
32 Home screen
34 Locked screen
35 Using applications
36 Applications screen
37Help
Web & network
62Internet
63Chrome
64Bluetooth
65 Screen Mirroring
66 Samsung Link
67 Group Play
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68NFC
69 S Beam
69WatchON
99 WB (light source)
100Metering
101 Drive mode
102Flash
102 Focus mode
103 Focus area
103 Face detection
104 Photo size
104Quality
104 Auto contrast
104 Adjust image
105Timer
105 OIS (anti-shake)
106 Video recording options
106 Sharing options
106 Camera settings
Camera: Basic functions
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Launching Camera
Taking photos
Taking videos
Viewing photos and videos
Using the zoom ring
Taking photos or videos with voice
commands
Taking photos or videos with filter
effects
Changing shooting options quickly
Reducing camera shake
Using face detection
Tips for taking clearer photos
Media
108Gallery
111 Paper Artist
112Video
113 Video editor
114 Story Album
116Music
118YouTube
119Flipboard
120 Photo Suggest
Camera: Shooting modes
82Auto
83Expert
85Smart
96 My mode
Camera: Shooting options
and settings
Application & media stores
97 Customising shooting options
97 EV (brightness)
98 ISO (sensitivity)
121 Play Store
122 Samsung Hub
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122 Samsung Apps
123 Play Movies
123 Play Music
146 My device
158Accounts
159More
162 Google Settings
Utilities
Troubleshooting
124 S Memo
127 S Planner
129Dropbox
130Cloud
131Clock
133Calculator
133 S Translator
134 Voice Recorder
135 S Voice
136Google
137 Voice Search
137 My Files
138Downloads
138TripAdvisor
Cleaning the device
Travel & local
139Maps
140Local
141Navigation
Settings
142 About Settings
142Connections
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Device layout
Headset jack
Proximity/Light
sensor
Front camera
Power button
Earpiece
Volume button
Touch screen
Home button
Shutter button
Menu button
Back button
Multipurpose jack
Microphone
Microphone for
sound recording
IrLED
Speaker
Zoom ring
GPS antenna
Lens
AF-assist light
Tripod mount
Flash
NFC antenna
Memory card slot
Main antenna
Eyelet for strap
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The microphone at the top of the device is active only when you record voice memos or take
videos.
Do not use the device if it is cracked or broken. Broken glass or acrylic could cause
injury to your hands and face. Take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to have it
repaired.
• Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects, except when you
are taking photos or videos. This may cause connectivity problems or drain the
battery.
• Do not use a screen protector. This causes sensor malfunctions.
• Do not allow water to contact the touch screen. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
Buttons
Button
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
Power
Menu
Home
• Press and hold for more than 7 seconds to reset the device if
it has fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes.
• Press to lock or unlock the device. The device goes into lock
mode when the touch screen turns off.
• Tap to open a list of options available for the current screen.
• Tap and hold on the Home screen to launch Google search.
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold to open the list of recent applications.
Back
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Volume
• Press to adjust the device volume.
• Press and hold to turn the camera on.
Shutter
• In the camera application, half-press to focus on the subject.
When the subject is in focus, the focus frame turns green.
Press to take the photo.
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Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• Battery
• 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.
• Other accessories may not be compatible with your device.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Malfunctions caused by using
unapproved accessories are not covered by the warranty service.
• 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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Installing the SIM or USIM card and battery
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider, and the
included battery.
Only microSIM cards work with the device.
1 Remove the battery cover.
Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the battery cover.
Do not bend or twist the battery cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
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2 Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing upwards.
Inserting the SIM or USIM card improperly may cause serious damage to the device.
Any damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
3 Push the SIM or USIM card into the slot until it locks in place.
• Do not insert a memory card into the SIM card slot. If a memory card happens to
be lodged in the SIM card slot, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to
remove the memory card.
• Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not
responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
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4 Slide the battery lock to the right to unlock it.
5 Insert the battery.
Make sure to properly align the battery’s gold-coloured contacts when inserting the
battery.
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6 Slide the battery lock to the left to lock it.
7 Replace the battery cover.
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Removing the SIM or USIM card and battery
1 Remove the battery cover.
2 Slide the battery lock to the right to unlock it.
3 Pull out the battery.
4 Push the SIM or USIM card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
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Charging the battery
Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. A computer can be also
used to charge the device by connecting them via the USB cable.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
• When the battery power is low, the device emits a warning tone and displays a low
battery power message.
• 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.
Charging with the charger
Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor and then plug the end of the USB cable into
the multipurpose jack.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
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• 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 touch screen
may not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
• While charging, the device may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the
device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger
may stop charging.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a
Samsung Service Centre.
After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the
device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
Do not remove the battery before removing the charger. This may damage the
device.
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 device should remain close to the electric socket
while charging.
Checking the battery charge status
When you charge the battery while the device is off, the following icons will show the current
battery charge status:
Charging
Fully charged
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Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides options that help you save battery power. By customising these options
and deactivating features in the background, you can use the device longer between charges:
• When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power button.
• Close unnecessary applications with the task manager.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of applications.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the brightness of the display.
Inserting a memory card
Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 64 GB. Depending on the
memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your
device.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
• The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When
inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the
memory card.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the SD memory card folder under the internal memory.
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1 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing upwards.
2 Push the memory card into the slot until it locks in place.
Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap
Apps → Settings → More → Storage → Unmount SD card.
Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing
information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the
memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the
misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
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Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → More → Storage → Format SD card →
Format SD card → Erase everything.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored on the device. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss
of data resulting from user actions.
Attaching a hand strap
Slide a hand strap through the slot and hook it over the small projection.
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Turning the device on and off
When turning on the device for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your
device.
Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn on the device.
• Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas
where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
• Press and hold the Power button and tap Flight mode to disable the wireless
features.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Power off.
Holding the device
Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity
problems or drain the battery.
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Locking and unlocking the device
When not in use, lock the device to prevent unwanted operation. Pressing the Power button
turns off the screen and puts the device into lock mode. The device automatically gets locked
if it is not used for a specified period.
To unlock the device, press the Power button or the Home button and flick your finger in any
direction within the unlock screen area at the lower part of the screen.
Adjusting the volume
Press the Volume button up or down to adjust the ringtone volume, or to adjust the sound
volume when playing music or video.
Switching to silent mode
Use one of the following methods:
• Press and hold the Volume button down until it switches to silent mode.
• Press and hold the Power button, and then tap Mute or Vibrate.
• Open the notifications panel at the top of the screen, and then tap Sound or Vibrate.
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Indicator icons
The icons displayed at the top of the screen provide information about the status of the
device. The icons listed in the table below are most common.
Icon
Meaning
No signal
Signal strength
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
HSPA+ network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
GPS activated
Call in progress
Missed call
Synced with the web
Connected to computer
No SIM or USIM card
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Icon
Meaning
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Silent mode activated
Vibration mode activated
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery power level
Using the touch screen
Use only fingers to use the touch screen.
• Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction.
• Do not allow the touch screen to contact water. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• Leaving the touch screen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touch screen when you do not use the
device.
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Finger gestures
Tapping
To open an application, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a
character using the on-screen keyboard, tap it with a finger.
Dragging
To move an icon, thumbnail, or preview to a new location, tap and hold it and drag it to the
target position.
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Double-tapping
Double-tap on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Double-tap again to return.
Flicking
Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Applications screen to see another panel. Flick up
or down to scroll through a webpage or a list, such as contacts.
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Pinching
Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.
Control motions
Simple motions allow easy control of the device.
Before using motions, make sure the motion feature is activated. On the Home screen, tap
Apps → Settings → My device → Motions and gestures → Motion, and then drag the
Motion switch to the right.
Excessive shaking or impact to the device may result in unintended inputs. Control
motions properly.
Rotating the screen
Many applications allow display in either portrait or landscape orientation. Rotating the
device causes the display to automatically adjust to fit the new screen orientation.
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To prevent the display from rotating automatically, open the notifications panel and deselect
Screen rotation.
• Some applications do not allow screen rotation.
• Some applications display a different screen depending on the orientation. The
calculator turns into a scientific calculator when rotated to landscape.
Picking up
When you pick up the device after it has been idle for some time or when the screen has
turned off, it vibrates if you have missed calls or new messages.
Holding to ear
While viewing call, message, or contact details, pick up and hold the device to your ear to
make a call.
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Panning to move
Tap and hold an item, and then move the device to the left or right to move the item to
another panel on the Home screen or the Applications screen.
Panning to browse
When an image is zoomed in, tap and hold a point on the screen, and then move the device
in any direction to browse the image.
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Turning over
Turn over the device to mute ringtone or pause media playback.
Tilting
Tap and hold two points on the screen, and then tilt the device back and forth to zoom in or
out.
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Notifications
Notification icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen to report missed calls, new
messages, calendar events, device status, and more. Drag down from the status bar to open
the notifications panel. Scroll the list to see additional alerts. To close the notifications panel,
drag up the bar that is at the bottom of the screen.
Quick setting panel
From the quick setting panel, you can view your device’s current settings. Drag down from
the status bar, tap to open the quick setting panel, and then use the following options:
• Wi-Fi: Activate or deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• GPS: Activate or deactivate the GPS feature.
• Sound: Activate or deactivate silent mode. You can vibrate or mute your device in silent
mode.
• Screen rotation: Allow or prevent the interface from rotating when you rotate the device.
• Bluetooth: Activate or deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Mobile data: Activate or deactivate the data connection.
• Blocking mode: Activate or deactivate blocking mode. In blocking mode, the device
will block notifications. To select which notifications will be blocked, tap Settings → My
device → Blocking mode.
• Power saving: Activate or deactivate power-saving mode.
• Screen Mirroring: Activate or deactivate the screen mirroring feature.
• Wi-Fi hotspot: Activate or deactivate the Wi-Fi tethering feature.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
To rearrange the options on the quick setting panel, open the quick setting panel, tap
then tap and drag an item to another location.
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Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. It displays indicator
icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and others.
The Home screen can have multiple panels. To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Rearranging items
Adding an application icon
On the Home screen, tap Apps, tap and hold an application icon, and then drag it into a panel
preview.
Adding an item
Customise the Home screen by adding widgets, folders, or panels.
Tap and hold the empty area on the Home screen, and then select one of the following
categories:
• Apps and widgets: Add widgets or applications to the Home screen.
• Folder: Create a new folder.
• Page: Add a new panel to the Home screen.
Moving an item
Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location. To move it to another panel, drag it to the
side of the screen.
Removing an item
Tap and hold an item, and drag it to the rubbish bin that appears at the top of the Home
screen. When the rubbish bin turns red, release the item.
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Rearranging panels
Adding a new panel
Tap
→ Edit page →
.
Moving a panel
Tap
→ Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
Removing a panel
→ Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to the rubbish bin at the
Tap
top of the screen.
Setting wallpaper
Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen.
On the Home screen, tap
following:
→ Set wallpaper → Home screen, and then select one of the
• Gallery: See photos taken by the device’s camera or images downloaded from the
Internet.
• Live wallpapers: See animated images.
• Wallpapers: See wallpaper images.
Then, select an image and tap Set wallpaper. Or, select an image, resize it by dragging the
frame, and then tap Done.
Using widgets
Widgets are small applications that provide convenient functions and information on your
Home screen. To use them, add widgets from the widgets panel to the Home screen.
• Some widgets connect to web services. Using a web-based widget may result in
additional charges.
• The widgets available may vary depending on the region or service provider.
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Adding widgets to the Home screen
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets. Scroll left or right on the widgets panel, and then
tap and hold a widget to add it to the Home screen.
Using the setting shortcut widget
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets, and then tap and hold Settings Shortcut to open
a list of setting options. Select a setting option to add it to the Home screen as a shortcut.
Locked screen
The locked screen prevents the device from unwanted operation when not in use and also
allows you to add convenient widgets.
Adding widgets
To use widgets when the screen is locked, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → My
device → Lock screen, and then tick Multiple widgets.
You cannot use widgets on the locked screen in easy mode or when the security
features are activated.
Drag the widgets panel down to expand it. Scroll right to the last page, tap
select a widget to add to the locked screen.
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Rearranging panels
Moving a panel
Drag the widgets panel down, scroll left or right, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag
it to a new location.
Removing a panel
Drag the widgets panel down, scroll left or right, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag
it to the rubbish bin at the top of the screen.
Using applications
This device can run many different types of applications, ranging from media to Internet
applications.
Opening an application
On the Home screen or the Applications screen, select an application icon to open it.
Opening from recently-used applications
Press and hold the Home button to open the list of recently-used applications.
Select an application icon to open.
Closing an application
Close applications not in use to save battery power and maintain device performance.
Press and hold the Home button, tap , and then tap End next to an application to close it.
To close all running applications, tap End all. Alternatively, press and hold the Home button,
and then tap .
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Applications screen
The Applications screen displays icons for all applications, including any new applications
installed.
On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Applications screen.
To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Rearranging applications
→ Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to a new location. To move it to
Tap
another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
Organising with folders
Put related applications together in a folder for convenience.
→ Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to Create folder. Enter a folder
Tap
name and then tap OK. Put applications into the new folder by dragging, and then tap Save
to save the arrangement.
Rearranging panels
Pinch on the screen, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
Installing applications
Use application stores, such as Samsung Apps, to download and install applications.
Uninstalling applications
Tap
→ Uninstall, and then select an application to uninstall it.
Default applications that come with the device cannot be uninstalled.
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Sharing applications
Share downloaded applications with other users via email, Bluetooth, or other methods.
→ Share app, select applications, tap Done, and then select a sharing method. The
Tap
next steps vary depending on the method selected.
Help
Access help information to learn how to use the device and applications or configure
important settings.
Tap Help on the Applications screen. Select a category to view tips.
To sort categories by an alphabetical order, tap
To search for keywords, tap
.
.
Entering text
Use the Samsung keyboard or the voice input feature to enter text.
Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
Changing the keyboard type
Tap any text field, open the notifications panel, tap Choose input method, and then select
the type of keyboard to use.
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Using the Samsung keyboard
Changing the keyboard layout
Tap → Alphabets or Numbers and symbols, and then tap Qwerty keyboard or 3x4
keyboard.
On the 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap
repeatedly the key corresponding to the character.
Set options for the Samsung
keyboard.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter uppercase.
Break to the next line.
Enter numerals and punctuation
marks.
Enter a space.
Entering uppercase
Tap
before entering a character. For all caps, tap it twice.
Changing language keyboards
Add languages to the keyboard, and then slide the space key left or right to change language
keyboards.
Entering text by voice
Activate the voice input feature and then speak into the microphone. The device displays
what you speak.
If the device does not recognise your words correctly, tap the underlined text and select an
alternative word or phrase from the dropdown list.
To change the language or add languages for the voice recognition, tap the current language.
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Copying and pasting
Tap and hold over text, drag or to select more or less text, and then tap Copy to copy or
Cut to cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
To paste it into a text entry field, tap and hold at the point where it should be inserted, and
then tap Paste.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network to use the Internet or share media files with other
devices. (p. 142)
Turning Wi-Fi on and off
Open the notifications panel, and then tap Wi-Fi to turn it on or off.
• Your device uses a non-harmonised frequency and is intended for use in all
European countries. The WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction
indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors.
• Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
Joining Wi-Fi networks
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → Wi-Fi, and then drag the Wi-Fi
switch to the right.
Select a network from the list of detected Wi-Fi networks, enter a password if necessary, and
then tap Connect. Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon. After the device
connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will automatically connect to it any time it is available.
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Adding Wi-Fi networks
If the desired network does not appear in the networks list, tap Add Wi-Fi network at the
bottom of the networks list. Enter the network name in Network SSID, select the security
type and enter the password if it is not an open network, and then tap Connect.
Forgetting Wi-Fi networks
Any network that has ever been used, including the current network, can be forgotten so the
device will not automatically connect to it. Select the network in the networks list, and then
tap Forget.
Setting up accounts
Google applications, such as Play Store, require a Google account, and Samsung Apps
requires a Samsung account. Create Google and Samsung accounts to have the best
experience with the device.
Adding accounts
Follow the instructions that appear when opening a Google application without signing in to
set up a Google account.
To sign in with or sign up for a Google account, on the Applications screen, tap Settings →
Accounts → Add account → Google. After that, tap New to sign up, or tap Existing, and
then follow on-screen instructions to complete the account setup. More than one Google
account can be used on the device.
Set up a Samsung account as well.
Removing accounts
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Accounts, select an account name under My
accounts, select the account to remove, and then tap Remove account.
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Transferring files
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
The following file formats are supported by some applications. Some file formats are
not supported depending on the version of the device’s software or the computer
operating system.
• Music: mp3, m4a, mp4, 3gp, 3ga, wma, ogg, oga, aac, and flac
• Image: bmp, gif, jpg, and png
• Video: 3gp, mp4, avi, wmv, flv, and mkv
• Document: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, and txt
Connecting with Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is a computer application that manages media libraries, contacts, and
calendars, and syncs them with Samsung devices. Download the latest Samsung Kies from
the Samsung website.
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
Samsung Kies launches on the computer automatically. If Samsung Kies does not launch,
double-click the Samsung Kies icon on the computer.
2 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information.
Connecting with Windows Media Player
Ensure that Windows Media Player is installed on the computer.
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open Windows Media Player and sync music files.
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Connecting as a media device
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open the notifications panel, and then tap Connected as a media device → Media
device (MTP).
Tap Camera (PTP) if your computer does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) or
not have any appropriate driver installed.
3 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Securing the device
Prevent others from using or accessing personal data and information stored in the device by
using the security features. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
Setting a face unlock
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock →
Face unlock.
Fit your face in the frame to be captured. Then, set a backup unlock PIN or pattern to unlock
the screen in case the face unlock fails.
Setting a face and voice unlock
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock →
Face and voice.
Fit your face in the frame to be captured and then set a voice command. Then, set a backup
unlock PIN or pattern to unlock the screen in case the face and voice unlock fails.
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Setting a pattern
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock →
Pattern.
Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.
Set a backup unlock PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
Setting a PIN
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock →
PIN.
Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Setting a password
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock →
Password.
Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password
again to verify it.
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Unlocking the device
Turn on the screen by pressing the Power button or the Home button, and enter the unlock
code.
If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
Upgrading the device
The device can be upgraded to the latest software.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Upgrading with Samsung Kies
Launch Samsung Kies and connect the device to the computer. Samsung Kies automatically
recognises the device and shows available updates in a dialogue box, if any. Click the Update
button in the dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for details on
how to upgrade.
• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
upgrading.
• While upgrading the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process.
Upgrading over the air
The device can be directly upgraded to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air
(FOTA) service.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → More → About device → Software update →
Update.
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Phone
Use this application to make or answer a call.
Tap Phone on the Applications screen.
Making calls
Making a call
Use one of the following methods:
• Keypad: Enter the number using the keypad, and then tap .
• Logs: Make a call from the history of incoming and outgoing calls and messages.
• Favourites: Make a call from the list of favourite contacts.
• Contacts: Make a call from the contacts list.
Speed dial numbers
For speed dial numbers, tap and hold the corresponding digit.
Number prediction
When entering numbers on the keypad, automatic predictions appear. Select one of these to
make a call.
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Finding contacts
Enter a name, phone number, or email address to find a contact in the contacts list. As
characters are entered, predicted contacts appear. Select one to place a call to it.
Making an international call
Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears. Enter the country code, area code, and phone
number, and then tap .
During a call
The following actions are available:
• : Select an equaliser option for use during a call.
• : Increase the volume.
• : Take a photo and send it to the other party via messaging.
• The device will turn off the microphone and mute the call for a few seconds when
emitting shutter sounds.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Hold: Hold a call. Or press and hold the headset button. Tap Unhold to retrieve the held
call, or press and hold the headset button.
• Add call: Dial a second call.
• Keypad: Open the keypad.
• End call: End the current call.
• Speaker: Activate the speakerphone. Keep the device away from your ears when using
the speakerphone.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• Headset: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• Swap: Switch between two calls.
• Merge: Make a multiparty call when connected to two calls. Repeat this to add more
parties. This feature is available only if the multiparty call service is active.
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• → Contacts: Open the contacts list.
• → Memo: Create a memo.
• → Message: Send a message.
• → Transfer: Connect the first party to the second party. This disconnects you from
the conversation.
• → Manage conference call: Have a private conversation with one party during a
multiparty call or disconnect one party form the multiparty call.
Adding contacts
To add a phone number to the contacts list from the keypad, enter the number and tap Add
to contacts.
Viewing call logs
Tap Logs to view the history of incoming and outgoing calls.
To filter a call log, tap
→ View by, and then select an option.
Fixed dialling number
The device can be set to restrict outgoing calls only to numbers with specified prefixes. Those
prefixes are stored in the SIM or USIM card.
→ Call settings → Additional settings → Fixed Dialling Numbers → Enable FDN,
Tap
and then enter the PIN2 supplied with the SIM or USIM card. Tap FDN list and add numbers.
Call barring
The device can be set to prevent certain calls from being made. For example, international
calling can be disabled.
→ Call settings → Additional settings → Call barring, select a call type, select a call
Tap
barring option, and then enter a password.
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Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle, or press the headset button.
If the call waiting service is active, another call can be made. When the second call is
answered, the first call is put on hold.
Rejecting a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle, or press and hold the headset button.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the reject message bar upwards. To
→ Call settings → Set up call reject messages.
create the rejection message, tap
Automatically rejecting calls from unwanted numbers
→ Call settings → Call rejection → Auto reject mode → Auto reject numbers, and
Tap
then tap Auto reject list. Tap Create, enter a number, assign a category, and then tap Save.
Missed calls
If a call is missed,
missed calls.
appears on the status bar. Open the notifications panel to view the list of
Call waiting
Call waiting is a service provided by the service provider. A user can use this service to
suspend a current call and switch to an incoming call. This service is not available for video
calls.
To make use of this service, tap
→ Call settings → Additional settings → Call waiting.
Call forwarding
The device can be set to send incoming calls to a specified number.
→ Call settings → Additional settings → Call forwarding, and then select a call
Tap
type and condition. Enter a number and tap Enable.
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Ending a call
Tap End call to end a call. Or press the headset button.
Video calls
Making a video call
Enter the number or select a contact from the contacts list, and then tap
call.
to make a video
During a video call
The following actions are available:
• Switch camera: Switch between the front and rear camera.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• End call: End the current call.
• → Hide me: Hide your image from the other party.
• → Outgoing image: Select an image to show it to the other party.
• → Keypad: Open the keypad.
• → Switch to headset: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• → Speaker off: Deactivate the speakerphone feature.
• → Animated emotions: Apply emotional icons to your image.
• → Theme view: Apply decorative icons to your image.
• → Enable cartoon view: Change the view mode to the cartoon view.
• → Dual camera: Use the front and rear cameras so that the other party can see you
and your surroundings.
Video calling with dual camera mode will be provided for up to 3 minutes. After
3 minutes the device will turn off the rear camera for optimal performance.
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Tap and hold the other party’s image to access the following options:
• Capture image: Capture the other party’s image.
• Record video: Take a video of the other party’s images.
It is illegal in many countries to record a call without the other party’s prior
permission.
Tap and hold your image to access the following options:
• Switch camera: Switch between the front and rear camera.
• Outgoing image: Select an image to show it to the other party.
Swapping images
Drag an image of either party onto the other party’s image to swap the images.
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Contacts
Use this application to manage contacts, including phone numbers, email addresses, and
others.
Tap Contacts on the Applications screen.
Managing contacts
Creating a contact
Tap
and enter contact information.
• : Add an image.
• /
: Add or delete a contact field.
Editing a contact
Select a contact to edit, and then tap
.
Deleting a contact
Tap
→ Delete.
Setting a speed dial number
→ Speed dial setting, select a speed dial number, and then select a contact for it. To
Tap
remove a speed dial number, tap and hold it, and then tap Remove.
Searching for contacts
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Use the index at the right side of the contacts list for quick scrolling, by dragging a finger
along it.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
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Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• /
: Make a voice or video call.
• : Compose a message.
• : Compose an email.
Displaying contacts
By default, the device shows all saved contacts on the device, the SIM or USIM card, or
another account.
Tap
→ Contacts to display, and then select a location where contacts are saved.
Moving contacts
Moving contacts to Google
Tap
→ Merge accounts → Merge with Google.
Contacts moved to Google Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
Moving contacts to Samsung
Tap
→ Merge accounts → Merge with Samsung.
Contacts moved to Samsung Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
Importing and exporting contacts
Importing contacts
→ Import/Export → Import from SIM card, Import from SD card, or Import from
Tap
USB storage.
Exporting contacts
→ Import/Export → Export to SIM card, Export to SD card, or Export to USB
Tap
storage.
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Sharing contacts
→ Import/Export → Share namecard via, select contacts, tap Done, and then select
Tap
a sharing method.
Favourite contacts
Tap
, and then take one of the following actions:
• Search: Search for contacts.
• Add to favourites: Add contacts to favourites.
• Remove from favourites: Remove contacts from favourites.
• Grid view / List view: View contacts in grid or list form.
• Help: Access help information about using contacts.
Contact groups
Adding contacts to a group
Select a group, and then tap
. Select contacts to add, and then tap Done.
Managing groups
Tap
, and then take one of the following actions:
• Create: Make a new group.
• Search: Search for contacts.
• Change order: Tap and hold
position, and then tap Done.
next to the group name, drag it up or down to another
• Delete groups: Select user-added groups, and then tap Delete. Default groups cannot be
deleted.
• Help: Access help information about using contacts.
Sending a message or email to a group’s members
Select a group, tap
→ Send message or Send email, select members, and then tap Done.
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Business card
Create a business card and send it to others.
Tap Set up my profile, enter details, such as phone number, email address, and postal
address, and then tap Save. If user information has been saved when you set up the device,
select the business card in ME, and then tap to edit.
Tap
→ Share namecard via, and then select a sharing method.
Messaging
Use this application to send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS).
Tap Messaging on the Applications screen.
You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages while you are
outside your home service area. For details, contact your service provider.
Sending messages
Tap
, add recipients, enter a message, and then tap
.
Use the following methods to add recipients:
• Enter a phone number.
• Tap
, select contacts, and then tap Done.
Use the following methods to make a multimedia message:
• Tap
• Tap
and attach images, videos, contacts, memos, events, and others.
→ Add subject to enter a subject.
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Sending scheduled messages
→ Scheduled message. Set a time and date, and then
While composing a message, tap
tap OK. The device will send the message at the specified time and date.
• If the device is turned off at the scheduled time, is not connected to the network,
or the network is unstable, the message will not be sent.
• This feature is based on the time and date set on the device. The time and date
may be incorrect if you move across time zones and the network does not update
the information.
Translating and sending messages
→ Translate, drag the
To use the translating feature while composing a message, tap
Translate switch to the right, set a language pair, and then tap OK.
Tap to translate the message, and then tap Done. The translated message will replace the
message of the source language.
Viewing incoming messages
Incoming messages are grouped into message threads by contact.
Select a contact to view the person’s message.
Listening to a voice message
Tap and hold 1 on the keypad, and then follow the instructions from your service provider.
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Email
Use this application to send or view email messages.
Tap Email on the Applications screen.
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
Enter the email address and password. Tap Next for a private email account, such as Google
Mail, or tap Manual setup for a company email account. After that, follow on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→ Settings → Add account.
Sending messages
Tap the email account to use, and then tap
subject, and message, and then tap .
at the bottom of the screen. Enter recipients,
Tap
to add a recipient from the contacts list.
Tap
to attach images, videos, contacts, memos, events, and others.
Tap
to insert images, events, contacts, location information, and others into the message.
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Sending scheduled messages
→ Schedule sending. Tick Schedule sending, set a
While composing a message, tap
time and date, and then tap Done. The device will send the message at the specified time and
date.
• If the device is turned off at the scheduled time, is not connected to the network,
or the network is unstable, the message will not be sent.
• This feature is based on the time and date set on the device. The time and date
may be incorrect if you move across time zones and the network does not update
the information.
Reading messages
Select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve new
messages, tap .
Tap a message to read.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Mark the message as a reminder.
Open attachments.
Forward the message.
Delete the message.
Reply to all recipients.
Go to the previous or next
message.
Reply to the message.
Tap the attachment tab to open attachments, and then tap Save to save it.
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Google Mail
Use this application to quickly and directly access the Google Mail service.
Tap Google Mail on the Applications screen.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This application may be labelled differently depending on the region or service
provider.
Sending messages
In any mailbox, tap
, enter recipients, a subject, and a message, and then tap
Tap
→ Attach picture to attach images.
Tap
→ Attach video to attach videos.
Tap
→ Add Cc/Bcc to add more recipients.
Tap
→ Save draft to save the message for later delivery.
Tap
→ Discard to start over.
.
Reading messages
Mark the message as a reminder.
Reply to this message.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Reply to all recipients or forward
this message to others.
Preview attachment.
Keep this message for long-term
storage.
Mark the message as unread.
Delete this message.
Add a label to this message.
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Labels
Google Mail does not use actual folders, but uses labels instead. When Google Mail is
launched, it displays messages labelled Inbox.
Tap
to view messages in other labels.
To add a label to a message, select the message, tap
, and then select the label to assign.
Talk
Use this application to chat with others via Google Talk.
Tap Talk on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Public profile
Tap the account ID at the top of the friends list to change the availability status, image, or
status message.
Adding friends
Tap
, enter the email address of the friend to add, and then tap DONE.
Chatting with friends
Select a friend from the friends list, enter a message in the field at the bottom of the screen,
and then tap .
To add a friend to chat, tap
To end the chat, tap
→ Add to chat.
→ End chat.
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Switching between chats
Scroll left or right.
Deleting chat history
Chats are automatically saved. To delete the chat history, tap
→ Clear chat history.
Google+
Use this application to stay connected with people via Google’s social network service.
Tap Google+ on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Tap All Circles to change the category, and then scroll up or down to view posts from your
circles.
Tap
to use other social network features.
Messenger
Use this application to chat with others via Google+ instant messaging service.
Tap Messenger on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a friend from the friends list, enter a message in the field at the bottom of the screen,
and then tap .
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ChatON
Use this application to chat with any device. To use this application, you must sign in to your
Samsung account.
Tap ChatON on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Create a buddies list by entering phone numbers or Samsung account email addresses, or by
selecting buddies from the list of suggestions. Alternatively, tap Contact sync to manually
sync contacts from the device.
Tap Chats → Start chat and select a buddy to start chatting.
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Internet
Use this application to browse the Internet.
Tap Internet on the Applications screen.
Viewing webpages
Tap the address field, enter the web address, and then tap Go.
Tap
to share, save, or print the current webpage while viewing a webpage.
To change the search engine, tap the address field, and then tap the search engine icon next
to the web address.
Opening a new page
Tap
→ New window.
To go to another webpage, tap
, scroll up or down, and tap the page to select it.
Bookmarks
To bookmark the current webpage, tap
→ Add bookmark.
To open a bookmarked webpage, tap , and then select one.
History
→ History to open a webpage from the list of recently-visited webpages. To clear the
Tap
→ Clear history.
history, tap
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Links
Tap and hold a link on the webpage to open it in a new page, save, or copy.
To view saved links, use Downloads. (p. 138)
Sharing webpages
→ Share via.
To share a webpage address with others, tap
To share a part of a webpage, tap and hold the desired text, and then tap Share.
Chrome
Use this application to search for information and browse webpages.
Tap Chrome on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Viewing webpages
Tap the address field, and then enter a web address or search criteria.
Opening a new page
Tap
→ New tab.
To go to another webpage, tap
→ a webpage.
Searching the web by voice
Tap the address field, tap , speak a keyword, and then select one of the suggested keywords
that appear.
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Syncing with other devices
Sync open tabs and bookmarks to use with Chrome on another device, when you are logged
in with the same Google account.
To view open tabs on other devices, tap
To view bookmarks, tap
→ Other devices. Select a webpage to open.
.
Bluetooth
Bluetooth creates a direct wireless connection between two devices over short distances. Use
Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via the Bluetooth feature.
• 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.
To activate Bluetooth, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections →
Bluetooth, and then drag the Bluetooth switch to the right.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → Bluetooth → Scan, and
detected devices are listed. Select the device you want to pair with, and then accept the autogenerated passkey on both devices to confirm.
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Sending and receiving data
Many applications support data transfer via Bluetooth. An example is Gallery. Open Gallery,
select an image, tap → Bluetooth, and then select one of the Bluetooth devices. After
that, accept the Bluetooth authorisation request on the other device to receive the image.
The transferred file is saved in the Bluetooth folder. If a contact is received, it is added to the
contacts list automatically.
Screen Mirroring
Use this feature to connect your device to a large screen with an AllShare Cast dongle or
HomeSync and then share your contents. You can also use this feature with other devices that
support the Wi-Fi Miracast feature.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Miracast-enabled devices that do not support High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection (HDCP) may not be compatible with this feature.
• Some files may be buffered during playback, depending on the network
connection.
• To save energy, deactivate this feature when not in use.
• If you specify a Wi-Fi frequency, AllShare Cast dongles or HomeSync may not be
discovered or connected.
• If you play videos or games on a TV, select an appropriate TV mode to get the best
experience.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → Screen Mirroring, and then
drag the Screen Mirroring switch to the right. Select a device, open or play a file, and then
control the display with the keys on your device. To connect to a device using a PIN, tap and
hold the device name to enter the PIN.
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Samsung Link
Use this application to play contents saved on various devices over the Internet. You can play
and send multimedia files on your device to another device or web storage service.
To use this application, you must sign in to your Samsung account and register two or more
devices. The registration methods may vary depending on the device type. To get more
→ Help.
details, tap
Tap Samsung Link on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
When opening this application, recent contents from all your registered devices will appear.
You can browse and play them. To start sharing files, scroll to DEVICES & STORAGE and select
an option.
Sending files
Send files to other devices or upload them to web storage services.
Select your device, tap
, select files, tap Done, and then select a device or web storage.
Sharing files
Select a device or web storage, tap
method.
, select files, tap Done, and then select a sharing
Playing files on a remote device
Select a device or web storage, tap
, select a file, and then select a device.
• Supported file formats may differ depending on connected devices as a media
player.
• Some files may be buffered while playing depending on the network connection.
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Managing contents on a web storage service
Select a web storage service, and then view and manage your files.
To download files from a web storage service, tap , select files, and then tap Done.
To register web storage services to the device, tap
, and then select a web storage service.
→ Settings → Registered storage →
Group Play
Use this application to share screens with multiple devices. Create or join a Group Play
session, and then share images, documents, or music.
Tap Group Play on the Applications screen.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• While using this application, you cannot use the Internet.
Creating a group for Group Play
Tap Create group, set a password, and then use the following features:
• Share music: Select music files to share. You can connect two or more devices and use
them to achieve a surround sound effect.
• Share pictures: Select images to share.
• Share documents: Select documents to share.
• Play games: Play online games with friends.
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Tap
and write a note or draw on the screen. All participants can see what you create.
Tap
to view all shared images in mosaic layout.
Tap
or
Tap
to view the group participants.
to select more images or documents.
Joining Group Play
• Tap Join group, select a Group Play session to join, and then enter the password for the
group. Select a media category and the content that is currently being shared will appear
on the device.
• Activate the NFC feature, and touch the back of your device to the back of another device
that is opening a session.
NFC
Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information
about products.
The device contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the device carefully to avoid
damaging the NFC antenna.
If the screen is locked, your device will not read NFC tags or receive data.
To activate the NFC feature, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → NFC.
Drag the NFC switch to the right.
Reading information from an NFC tag
Place the NFC antenna area on the back of your device near an NFC tag. The information from
the tag will appear.
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Sending data via Android Beam
Use the Android Beam feature to send data, such as webpages and contacts, to NFC-enabled
devices.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → NFC. Drag the Android Beam
switch to the right.
Select an item, find the location of the NFC antenna on the other device, touch the other
device’s antenna with your device’s antenna, and then tap your device’s screen.
S Beam
Use this feature to send data, such as videos, images, and documents.
Do not send copyright-protected data via S Beam. Doing so may violate copyright
laws. Samsung is not responsible for any liabilities caused by the illegal use of
copyrighted data.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → S Beam. Drag the S Beam switch
to the right.
Select a file, touch the back of your device to the back of the other device, and then tap your
device’s screen.
If both devices try to send data simultaneously, the file transfer may fail.
WatchON
Use this application to connect to a TV to watch your favourite shows and movies.
Tap WatchON on the Applications screen.
You must first connect the device to a network and ensure that the device’s infrared port is
facing the TV.
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Connecting to a TV
Connect to a TV to display the device’s screen onto a large surface and control the TV
remotely with the device.
Select a country and a region. Tap → Set Up Now, and then follow the on-screen
instructions to register the TV to the device. The steps vary depending on the options you
choose.
To connect to other devices, tap
→ Settings → My room → Add devices.
Watching TV
Select from the TV programme suggestions based on your choice when registering a TV or
select a category at the top of the screen. Select a TV programme and then tap Watch now.
The selected programme will show up on the connected TV.
Tap and open the control panel to control the TV.
Setting programme reminders
Tap the time at the bottom of the screen and select a time for a TV programme you want to
watch. Select a programme, tap Reminder, and then set an alarm time to remind you of the
TV programme.
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Launching Camera
Use this application to take photos or videos.
Tap Camera on the Applications screen. Alternatively, press and hold the Shutter button.
Use Gallery to view photos and videos taken with the device. (p. 108)
• The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• Make sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in
some modes that require high resolutions.
Camera etiquette
• Do not take photos or videos of other people without their permission.
• Do not take photos or videos where legally prohibited.
• Do not take photos or videos in places where you may violate other people’s privacy.
Learning the preview screen
Change shooting
options quickly.
Indicate the current
camera settings.
Change the camera
settings.
Switch between the
front and rear
camera.
Indicate which
shooting mode is in
use.
Take photos.
Zoom in or out.
Change the
shooting mode.
Focus frame.
Start taking a video.
Open Gallery to view
photos and videos.
Select among
various effects that
are available.
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Learning icons
The icons displayed on the preview screen provide information about current shooting
options and settings. The icons listed in the table below are the most common.
Icon
Meaning
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Exposure value
ISO sensitivity
Timer
Flash
Macro
Metering
White balance
Continuous shooting
Bracket mode
Voice recognition
Geotagging
Share shot
Buddy photo share
ChatON photo share
Remote viewfinder
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Taking photos
Half-press the Shutter button to focus on the subject. When the subject is in focus, the focus
frame turns green. Press the Shutter button to take the photo.
Or, tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. When the subject is
in focus, the focus frame turns green. Tap to take the photo.
Taking videos
Tap
to take a video. To stop recording, tap
.
While recording, tap where you want to focus to change the focus.
• You can take videos up to 25 minutes at one time.
• When using a memory card with a slow writing speed, the device may not be able
to save the video properly. It may stop recording, or recorded video frames may
become corrupted.
• Memory cards with slow writing speeds do not support high-resolution video. To
record high-resolution video, use memory cards with faster writing speeds (micro
SDHC Class10 or higher).
• The video frame size may appear smaller depending on video resolution and frame
rate.
• If you set the image stabiliser option, the image stabiliser sound may be recorded.
• If the zoom function is activated when taking videos, the camera may record the
noise of the zoom operating. To decrease the zoom noise, activate the quiet zoom
feature. (p. 106)
• If you change the shooting angle of the camera suddenly while taking a video, the
camera may not be able to record images accurately.
• If you tap the screen to change the focus manually while taking a video, the touch
sound may be recorded.
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Viewing photos and videos
To view taken photos or videos, tap the gallery icon. Scroll left or right to view the next or
previous image. (p. 108)
Using the zoom ring
Zooming in and out
Rotate the zoom ring clockwise to zoom in or anticlockwise to zoom out.
• The zoom in/out effect is available when using the zoom feature while shooting a
video.
• If you rotate the zoom ring too fast, the zoom function may not function, in order
to protect the lens.
• When using the zoom function, the lens moves back and forth to adjust the focus
before it sets the precise zoom ratio that you intend to use.
• To maintain a natural view angle, the zoom ratio increases in larger increments as it
gets higher.
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Adjusting the focus
While half-pressing the Shutter button, rotate the zoom ring to adjust the focus.
Launching Camera or Gallery
On the Home screen, rotate the zoom ring to access the quick launch screen for the camera
and gallery. You can launch the camera by selecting one of your favourite shooting modes.
Taking photos or videos with voice commands
Use the voice recognition to take photos or videos with voice commands.
Tap
→
. Say a shooting command, such as Smile, Cheese, or Record video.
To check more voice commands for controlling the camera, tap
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Taking photos or videos with filter effects
Use the filter effects to take unique photos or videos.
Tap
and select a filter effect. The available options vary by mode.
• No effect: Do not apply an effect.
• Vignette: This effect applies the retro-looking colours, high contrast, and strong vignette
effect of Lomo cameras.
• Greyscale: This effect makes the image black and white.
• Sepia: This effect red-shifts the background scenery.
• Vintage: This effect gives the image a vintage look and feel.
• Faded colours: This effect fades the colour of the image.
• Turquoise: This effect applies a soft turquoise colour effect.
• Tint: This effect applies a colour tint effect.
• Cartoon: This effect applies a cartoon painting effect.
• Moody: This effect applies a mono cartoon painting effect.
• Rugged: This effect applies a rugged effect.
• Oil pastel: This effect applies a pastel painting effect.
• Fisheye: This effect blackens the edges of the frame and distorts objects to imitate the
visual effect of a fisheye lens.
Changing shooting options quickly
Tap
to change shooting options quickly. The available options vary by mode.
• : Configure settings for Camera.
• : Activate or deactivate the flash.
• : Use this to set delayed-time shots.
• : Activate or deactivate the photo suggestion feature. (p. 120)
• : Access help information about using the camera.
• : Activate or deactivate the voice recognition to take photos.
• : Activate or deactivate the sharing options.
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Reducing camera shake
Use the Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) feature to reduce or eliminate blurriness from camera
shake.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ OIS (anti-shake), and select an option.
Before correction
After correction
Using face detection
Taking a smile shot
The camera automatically detects a smiling face, and releases the shutter.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Face detection → Smile shot.
Aim the camera at a human subject, and press the Shutter button. When the camera detects a
smiling face, the camera automatically takes the photo.
Face detected
Smile detected
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Detecting eye blinking
If the camera detects closed eyes, it automatically takes more photos in succession.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Face detection → Blink detection.
Aim the camera at a human subject. When the camera detects a human face, a white frame
appears around the face. If the eyes are closed at the exact moment when the Shutter button
is pressed, the camera automatically takes more photos in succession.
Tips for taking clearer photos
Holding the camera correctly
Make sure not to block the screen, lens, flash, or microphone.
Make sure not to expose the lens to direct sunlight. This may discolour the image
sensor, or cause it to malfunction.
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Half-pressing the Shutter button
Press the Shutter button halfway down to adjust the focus. The camera adjusts the focus,
exposure, and white balance automatically, and the focus frame turns green. The focus frame
turns red if not focused.
Reducing camera shake
Set the Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) option to reduce camera shake optically. (p. 77)
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Keeping the subject in focus
Focusing on the subject may be difficult in the following conditions:
• When the contrast between the subject and background is low. For example, the subject
is wearing clothing that is similar in colour to the background.
• The light behind the subject is too bright.
• The subject is shiny or reflective.
• The subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds.
• The subject is not positioned in the centre of the frame.
Using the focus lock
Half-press the Shutter button to focus. When the subject is focused, you can change the
composition. When you are ready, press the Shutter button to take the photo.
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When taking photos in low-light conditions
• Turn the flash on to take photos in low-light conditions. (p. 102)
• Adjust the ISO sensitivity. (p. 98)
When subjects are moving rapidly
Use the continuous shooting option to take photos of moving subjects. (p. 86)
To take several photos continuously, use memory cards with faster writing speeds
(micro SDHC Class10 or higher).
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Camera: Shooting modes
Auto
Use this to take photos with scene modes selected automatically by the camera. In this
mode, the camera recognises surrounding conditions and automatically adjusts factors that
contribute to exposure, including the shutter speed, aperture value, metering, and white
balance. As the camera controls most of the functions, some shooting options are limited.
This mode is useful for capturing quick snapshots with the least amount of adjustment.
Tap MODE → Auto.
To display an icon for a scene mode at the top right of the preview screen when you halfpress the Shutter button, tap → → → Detection display → On.
• The camera may detect different scenes, even the same subjects, depending on
external factors, such as camera shake, lighting, and distance to the subject.
• If the camera does not recognise an appropriate scene mode, it uses the default
settings for this mode.
• Even if it detects a face, the camera may not select a portrait mode depending on
the subject’s position or lighting.
• In this mode, the camera consumes more battery power due to constant changing
of settings when selecting appropriate modes.
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Expert
Use this to take photos and videos with manual adjustment of various shooting options,
including the shutter speed, aperture value, exposure value, and ISO sensitivity.
Rotate to change the
value for the
shooting option.
Rotate to select a
shooting option.
Use colour wizard
mode.
Use program mode.
Use manual mode.
Display descriptions
of modes and
functions.
Program mode
In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed and aperture value so that
an optimal exposure value can be achieved. This mode is useful when you want to capture
shots of constant exposure while being able to adjust other settings.
Tap MODE → Expert → P, and set the desired shooting options.
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Colour wizard mode
This mode lets you adjust the colour by changing the EV (brightness), colour saturation,
contrast, and sharpness manually. In this mode you can control the colour of your photos.
Tap MODE → Expert → C, and set the desired shooting options.
Manual mode
This mode lets you adjust the shutter speed and aperture value manually. In this mode, you
can fully control the exposure of your photos. This mode is useful in controlled shooting
environments, such as a studio, or when it is necessary to fine-tune camera settings. This
mode is also recommended for shooting night scenes or fireworks.
Tap MODE → Expert → M, and set the desired shooting options.
• If you set a high ISO value or open the shutter for a long time, image noise may
increase.
• Use a tripod and shutter release to prevent your camera from shaking.
• The longer you open the shutter, the longer it takes to save a photo. Do not turn
the camera off while the camera saves a photo.
• You can select one of two different aperture values. Available values vary
depending on the zoom ratio.
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Smart
Use this to take photos with predefined settings for various scenes.
Smart mode suggest
Use this to take photos with one of the smart modes that the camera automatically suggests.
Tap MODE → Smart → Smart mode suggest.
Half-press the Shutter button, select a mode from the suggested list, and then press the
Shutter button to take a photo. If you do not select a mode from the suggested list, the
camera will take a photo in Auto mode.
To reset the selected mode, tap
.
Beauty face
Use this to take photos with lightened faces for gentler images.
Tap MODE → Smart → Beauty face.
Press the Shutter button to take a photo. Tap a face, and adjust effects. To switch between the
original and the adjusted photo, tap Before & After. Tap Save to save the photo.
Best photo
Use this to take multiple photos in a short time, and then choose the best photos among
them.
Tap MODE → Smart → Best photo.
Press the Shutter button to take multiple photos. Tap and hold thumbnails of photos to save,
and then tap Save.
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Continuous shot
Use this to take a series of photos of moving subjects.
Tap MODE → Smart → Continuous shot.
While holding the camera steady, press and hold the Shutter button to take several photos
continuously.
To take several photos continuously, use memory cards with faster writing speeds
(micro SDHC Class10 or higher).
Best face
Use this to take multiple group shots at the same time and combine them to create the best
possible image.
Tap MODE → Smart → Best face.
Press the Shutter button to take multiple photos. To get the best shot, hold the camera steady
and remain still while taking photos. Tap the yellow frame on each face, and choose the best
individual face for the subject. After choosing a face for each individual, tap Save to merge
the images into a single photo, and save it.
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Kids shot
Use this to play a funny sound to get a kid’s attention when shooting.
Tap MODE → Smart → Kids shot.
Press the Shutter button. The camera emits the attention sound and takes multiple photos
when it detects a face.
To change the attention sound, tap
→
→
→ Distraction sounds.
Landscape
Use this to take photos of blue skies and landscapes with richer colours.
Tap MODE → Smart → Landscape.
Dawn
Use this to take photos of the dawn sky in subtle colours.
Tap MODE → Smart → Dawn.
Snow
Use this to take brighter photos of snow scenery.
Tap MODE → Smart → Snow.
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Macro
Use this to take photos of very close subjects.
Tap MODE → Smart → Macro.
Hold the camera steady to prevent blurry photos.
Food
Use this to take photos of food in more colourful tones.
Tap MODE → Smart → Food.
Party/Indoor
Use this to take crisp indoor photos.
Tap MODE → Smart → Party/Indoor.
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Action freeze
Use this to take photos of subjects moving at high speed.
Tap MODE → Smart → Action freeze.
Use in bright daylight is recommended.
Rich tone(HDR)
Use this to take photos without losing details in bright and dark areas. The camera
automatically takes several photos with various exposure values, and then merges them into
one photo. The photo taken at the original exposure value is saved also.
Tap MODE → Smart → Rich tone(HDR).
While holding the camera steady, press the Shutter button to take multiple photos.
Without effect
With effect
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• This feature may be affected by camera shake, lighting, movement of the subject,
and shooting environment.
• The flash is disabled in this feature.
• When taking a photo of moving subjects, an afterimage may appear.
• Using a tripod is recommended.
Panorama
Use this to take wide panoramic photos.
Tap MODE → Smart → Panorama.
Press the Shutter button to take a photo, and then move the camera in one direction. When
the blue frame aligns with the preview screen, the camera automatically takes another shot
in the panoramic sequence. To stop shooting, press the Shutter button again. Photos are
automatically combined into one panoramic image.
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• Avoid the following for best results:
– – Moving the camera too quickly or too slowly.
– – Moving the camera too little to take the next photo.
– – Moving the camera at irregular speeds.
– – Shaking the camera.
– – Changing the camera direction while taking a photo.
– – Taking photos in low-light conditions.
– – Taking photos of moving subjects.
– – Taking photos where the brightness or colour of the light changes.
– – Taking photos of a subject in front of unrecognisable backgrounds, such as
empty skies or plain walls.
• Shooting is stopped under the following conditions:
– – Changing the distance from the subject while shooting.
– – Moving the camera too quickly.
– – Not moving the camera.
• The camera may stop taking photos due to composition or movement within the
scene.
• The camera may not take the last scene entirely if you stop moving the camera at
the exact position where you want the scene to end. To take the entire scene, move
the camera slightly beyond the position you want the scene to end.
Waterfall
Use this to take photos of waterfalls.
Tap MODE → Smart → Waterfall.
The image may appear blurry due to the slow shutter speed when the camera takes
photos. Make sure to use a tripod.
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Animated photo
Use this to create a photo in which selected objects move by freezing or animating moving
objects automatically detected by the camera.
Tap MODE → Smart → Animated photo.
Press the Shutter button to take a photo. Tap Animate or Freeze, and then rub the screen
to animate or freeze the detected moving objects. Tap Trim to adjust the range to trim, or
Direction to change the direction of the animation. Then, tap Save to save the photo.
Drama
Use this to take a series of photos and combine them to create an image that shows trails of
the movement.
Tap MODE → Smart → Drama.
While holding the camera steady, press the Shutter button to take several photos
continuously. Tap Save to save the file.
To get the best shot, follow these tips. The camera may not take photos properly in
other shooting conditions.
• Hold the camera steady and remain still while taking photos.
• Take photos of a subject that is moving in one direction.
• Take photos with backgrounds that are free of moving objects.
• Avoid taking photos of a subject and background with similar colours.
• Avoid taking photos of a subject that is too close or too far away to fit within the
screen or that is too long such as a bus or a train.
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Eraser
Use this to erase moving objects in the background.
Tap MODE → Smart → Eraser.
Press the Shutter button to take a series of photos. The camera erases traces of movement
from a moving object. To restore the original photo, tap Show moving objects, tap the
highlighted area, and then tap Save.
• Hold the camera steady and remain still while taking photos.
• When taking photos of an object and background with similar colours, the camera
may not recognise all of the movement.
• When taking photos of a subject that is moving very little or moving a great deal,
the camera may not recognise all of the movements.
• If there are multiple subjects moving in the background, the camera may not
recognise all of the movement.
Sound & shot
Use this to take a photo with sound.
Tap MODE → Smart → Sound & shot.
The camera records a few seconds of audio after taking a photo.
To set the camera to record sound before or after taking a photo, tap
Sound.
→
→
→
While taking photos in this mode, sound is recorded by the internal microphone.
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Silhouette
Use this to take photos of dark shapes against a light background.
Tap MODE → Smart → Silhouette.
To maximise the silhouette effect, take photos at a location that is bright.
Sunset
Use this to take photos of the sunset.
Tap MODE → Smart → Sunset.
Night
Use this to take photos in low-light conditions, without using the flash.
Tap MODE → Smart → Night.
While holding the camera steady, press the Shutter button to take multiple photos. Photos
are automatically merged into a single photo.
The image may appear blurry due to the slow shutter speed when the camera takes
photos. Make sure to use a tripod.
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Fireworks
Use this to take photos of fireworks.
Tap MODE → Smart → Fireworks.
The image may appear blurry due to the slow shutter speed when the camera takes
photos. Make sure to use a tripod.
Light trace
Use this to take photos of the light trailing in low-light conditions.
Tap MODE → Smart → Light trace.
The image may appear blurry due to the slow shutter speed when the camera takes
photos. Make sure to use a tripod.
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My mode
Use this to register your favourite shooting modes and select them conveniently. You can
register up to 5 modes.
Tap MODE → My mode → Edit, and then select your favourite shooting modes. After
completing your selection, tap Done to save it.
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settings
Customising shooting options
Various shooting options are provided with your camera. With them, you can take more
customised photos and videos.
Tap
to access shooting options. Depending on the mode selected, you may tap
→
.
Select an option, and then save it.
• Available options may differ depending on the shooting mode, the lens you are
using, and the shooting conditions.
• Depending on the option selected, some settings may not be available.
EV (brightness)
The camera automatically sets the exposure by measuring the levels of light from the photo’s
composition and the position of a subject. If the exposure set by the camera is higher or lower
than you expected, you can adjust the exposure value manually.
Tap MODE → Expert → P / C. Rotate the shooting options dial to EV (brightness), and adjust
the exposure value.
Darker (-)
Neutral (0)
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• When taking a photo, if the appropriate exposure value cannot be decided, use the
AE BKT option to take multiple photos with different exposure values.
• Taking photos with higher exposure value may result in blurry photos due to the
slower shutter speed.
ISO (sensitivity)
The ISO sensitivity value represents the sensitivity of the camera to light.
The higher the ISO sensitivity, the more sensitive the camera is to light. Consequently, by
selecting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can take photos in dim or dark places at faster shutter
speeds. However, this may increase electronic noise and result in a grainy photo.
Tap MODE → Expert → P / M. Rotate the shooting options dial to ISO (sensitivity), and
select an ISO sensitivity.
Examples
ISO 100
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 3200
Increase the ISO value in places where flash use is prohibited. You can take a clear
photo by setting a high ISO value without having to secure more light.
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WB (light source)
White balance represents the light source that influences on the colour of a photo.
The colour of a photo depends on the type and quality of the light source. If you want the
colour of your photo to be realistic, select an appropriate lighting condition to calibrate the
white balance, or adjust colour temperature manually. You can also adjust colour for the
preset light sources so that the colours of the photo match the actual scene under mixed
lighting conditions.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ WB (light source), and then select an option.
• Auto: Use automatic settings depending on the lighting conditions.
• Daylight: Use this for sunny days. This option results in photos closest to the natural
colours of the scene.
• Cloudy: Use this for cloudy days or in shadows. Photos taken on cloudy days tend to be
more bluish than on sunny days. This option offsets that effect.
• Fluorescent_H: Use this under daylight fluorescent or 3-way fluorescent lights.
• Fluorescent_L: Use this under white fluorescent lights.
• Tungsten: Use this under incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps. Incandescent tungsten
bulbs tend to have a reddish hue. This option offsets that effect.
• Custom: Use this to set a custom white balance. Aim the lens at a piece of white surface,
and then press the Shutter button.
• K: Use this to manually adjust the colour temperature of the light source. Colour
temperature is a measurement in degrees Kelvin that indicates the specific type of light
source. As the colour temperature increases, the colour distribution becomes cooler.
Alternatively, as the colour temperature decreases, the colour distribution becomes
warmer. Drag the slider or tap or to adjust the colour temperature.
Clear sky
10,000 K
8,000 K
Fluorescent H
Cloudy
Daylight
6,000 K
5,000 K
Fluorescent L
4,000 K
3,000 K
Halogen lamp
Tungsten
2,000 K
Candle light
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Examples
Auto WB
Daylight
Cloudy
Tungsten
Metering
The metering mode refers to the method the camera measures the quantity of light.
The camera measures the amount of light in a scene, and in many of its modes, uses the
measurement to adjust various settings. For example, if a subject looks darker than its actual
colour, the camera takes an overexposed photo of it. If a subject looks lighter than its actual
colour, the camera takes an underexposed photo of it.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Metering, and then select an option.
• Matrix: The camera calculates the amount of light in multiple areas. When light is
sufficient or insufficient, the camera adjusts the exposure by averaging the overall
brightness of the scene. This mode is suitable for general photos.
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• Spot: The camera calculates the amount of light in the centre. When you take a photo
in conditions where there is a strong backlight behind a subject, the camera adjusts the
exposure to shoot a subject correctly.
• Centre-weighted: The camera calculates a broader area than the camera does in spot
mode. It sums up the amount of light in the centre portion of the shot (60–80 %) and that
of the rest of the shot (20–40 %).
Drive mode
Use this option to set the shooting method. Continuous shots are recommended for shooting
the rapid motion of fast moving subjects, such as racing cars.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Drive mode, and select an option.
• Continuous normal: Use this to take a single photo.
• Continuous high: Use this to take a series of photos of moving subjects.
• AE BKT: Use the auto exposure bracketing option to take three consecutive photos with
different exposure values (one a step lighter, the original, and one a step darker). Use a
tripod to prevent blurry photos.
• Saving photos may take longer depending on the memory card’s capacity and
performance when taking photos continuously.
• Using a tripod is recommended when taking photos continuously.
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Flash
To take a realistic photo of a subject, the amount of light should be constant. When the light
source varies, you can use a flash and supply a constant amount of light.
Tap
(or
→
)→
→ Flash, and select an option.
• Off: Use this to turn the flash off.
• Auto: Use this to automatically use the flash. The flash fires when the subject or
background is dark.
• Red-eye: Use this to prevent a red glow in the subject’s eyes.
• Fill in: Use this to always use the flash.
• Slow sync: Use this to keep details of the background.
• Red-eye fix: Use this to correct a red glow in the subject’s eyes.
• There is an interval between two bursts of the flash. Do not move until the flash
fires a second time.
• If light from the flash is reflected, or if a substantial amount of dust is in the air, tiny
spots may appear in the photo.
Focus mode
Use this option to select a focus mode appropriate to the subject.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Focus mode, and select an option.
• Auto focus: Use this to capture a still subject. When you half-press the Shutter button, the
focus fixes in the focus area. The area turns green when the focus is achieved.
• Macro: Use this to capture very close objects.
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Focus area
Use this option to change the positions of the focus area.
Generally, cameras focus on the nearest subject. When there are a lot of subjects, however,
unwanted subjects can be in focus. To prevent unwanted subjects from being in focus,
change the focus area so that a desired subject is in focus. You can get a clearer and sharper
photo by selecting an appropriate focus area.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Focus area, and select an option.
• Centre AF: Use this to focus on the centre of the frame.
• Multi AF: Use this to focus on multiple areas. The photo is divided into two or more areas,
and the camera obtains focus points of each area and displays a green rectangle in places
where focus is set correctly. It is recommended for scenery photos.
Face detection
Use this option to select a face detection mode.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Face detection, and select an option.
• Normal: Use this to measure exposure on a human face.
• Smile shot: Use this to recognise and helps taking people’s smiling faces. (p. 77)
• Blink detection: Use this to detect closed eyes and automatically takes additional photos.
(p. 78)
• When a face is detected, the camera tracks the face automatically.
• This feature may not be effective in the following conditions:
– – The subject is too far from the camera.
– – The lighting is too bright or too dark.
– – The subject is not facing the camera.
– – The subject is wearing sunglasses or a mask.
– – The subject’s facial expression changes drastically.
– – The subject is backlit, or the lighting conditions are unstable.
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Photo size
As you increase the resolution, your photo will include more pixels, so it can be printed on
larger paper or displayed on a larger screen. When you use a high resolution, the file size
will also increase. Select a low resolution for photos that will be displayed in a digital picture
frame or uploaded to the web.
Tap
(or
→
)→
→ Photo size, and select an option.
Quality
Use this option to select a higher photo quality for better photos. Selecting a higher photo
quality also increases the file size.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Quality, and select an option.
Auto contrast
Use this option to improve contrast automatically in photos with backlit subjects or high
contrast between subjects and backgrounds.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ Auto contrast, and select an option.
Adjust image
Use this option to adjust the colour, saturation, sharpness, or contrast of your photos.
In expert mode, tap
value.
→
→ Adjust image, and drag the slider or tap
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Timer
Use this option for delayed-time shots.
Tap
(or
→
)→
→ Timer, and select an option.
Press the Shutter button to start the timer. The camera takes photos after a specified length of
time. Press the Shutter button to cancel the timer.
OIS (anti-shake)
Use the Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) option to reduce or eliminate blurriness from camera
shake.
In expert mode, tap
→
→ OIS (anti-shake), and select an option.
• Off: Use to turn this option off.
• On: Use this to continuously apply the OIS feature.
• This feature may not function properly in the following conditions:
– – When you move the camera to follow a moving subject.
– – If the camera is shaking too much.
– – When the shutter speed is slow (for example, when taking photos in low-light
conditions).
– – If the battery power is low.
– – When you take close-up photos.
• Using this feature with a tripod may blur photos because of vibration from the OIS
sensor. Deactivate this feature when using a tripod.
• The display may be blurry if the camera is hit or dropped. When this happens,
restart the device.
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Video recording options
Tap
(or
→
)→
, and configure the settings for video recording.
• Movie size: Select a resolution for videos. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher
resolution videos take up more memory.
• Multi motion: Set the playback speed of videos.
If you select an option other than x1, sound will not be recorded.
• Sound: Use this to decrease zoom noise when taking videos.
• Windcut: Remove some surrounding noise in addition to wind noise.
Sharing options
Share photos as they are taken by setting sharing options. Tap
select an option.
(or
→
)→
, and
• Share shot: Send a photo directly to another device via Wi-Fi Direct.
• Buddy photo share: Set the camera to recognise a person’s face that you have tagged in
a photo and send it to that person.
• ChatON photo share: Send a photo directly to another device via ChatON.
• Remote viewfinder: Set a device to control the camera remotely.
Camera settings
Tap
(or
→
)→
, and configure the settings for Camera.
• Camera function volume: Adjust the auto focus sound.
• Beep: Activate or deactivate beep sounds.
• Description: Display mode descriptions.
• Guidelines: Display a guide to help you compose a scene.
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• Auto screen off: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Review: Briefly display photos or videos taken.
• Date/time Imprint: Use this to imprint the date and/or the time on the photos when
taking them.
• Auto adjust display: Set the camera to automatically adjust the brightness of the display.
• GPS tag: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo. Activate this feature when taking photos
to create albums in Story Album.
• To improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal may be
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 GPS tag setting.
• Voice control: Activate or deactivate the voice recognition to take photos or videos.
• Contextual filename: Set the camera to add contextual tags, such as location
information, to filenames.
To use this feature, you must activate the GPS tag setting.
• AF lamp: Use this to activate the AF-assist light in low-light conditions.
• Start mode: Select the default camera mode that launches when the device is turned on.
• Storage: Select the memory location for storage.
• Reset: Reset the camera settings.
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Gallery
Use this application to view images and videos.
Tap Gallery on the Applications screen.
• Some file formats are not supported depending on the software installed on the
device.
• Some files may not play properly depending on the encoding method used.
Viewing images
Launching Gallery displays available folders. When another application, such as Email, saves
an image, the Download folder is automatically created to contain the image. Likewise,
capturing a screenshot automatically creates the Screenshots folder. Select a folder to open
it.
In a folder, images are displayed by creation date. Select an image to view it in full screen.
Scroll left or right to view the next or previous image.
Zooming in and out
Use one of the following methods to zoom in an image:
• Double-tap anywhere to zoom in.
• Spread two fingers apart on any place to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out, or double-tap to
return.
Viewing images using the motion feature
Use the motion feature to execute a function with particular motion.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Motions and gestures → Motion,
drag the Motion switch to the right, and then turn on the switch for each feature.
To stop using a motion feature, turn off the switch for the feature.
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Playing videos
Video files show the
icon on the preview. Select a video to watch it and tap
.
Editing images
When viewing an image, tap
and use the following functions:
• Favourite: Add the image to favourites.
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current folder.
• Photo frame: Use this to add a frame and a note to an image. The edited image is saved
in the Photo frame folder.
• Photo note: Use this to write a note on the back of the image. Tap
to edit the note.
• Copy to clipboard: Copy to clipboard.
• Print: Print the image via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with
some Samsung printers.
• Rename: Rename the file.
• Buddy photo share: Send the image to a person whose face is tagged in the image.
• Rotate left: Rotate anticlockwise.
• Rotate right: Rotate clockwise.
• Crop: Resize the blue frame to crop and save the image in it.
• Scan for nearby devices: Search for devices that have media sharing activated.
• Set as: Set the image as wallpaper or a contact image.
• Details: View image details.
• Settings: Change the Gallery settings.
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Modifying images
When viewing an image, tap
and use the following functions:
• Rotate: Rotate the image.
• Crop: Crop the image.
• Colour: Adjust the saturation or brightness of the image.
• Effect: Apply effects to the image.
• Portrait: Correct red-eye, adjust and retouch faces, or make background blurry.
• Sticker: Attach stickers.
• Drawing: Draw on the image.
• Frame: Apply frames to the image.
Favourite images
When viewing an image, tap
→ Favourite to add the image to the favourites list.
Deleting images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, tap
→ Select item, select images by ticking, and then tap
• When viewing an image, tap
.
.
Sharing images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, tap
to others.
→ Select item, select images by ticking, and then tap
• When viewing an image, tap
to send them
to send it to others or share it via social network services.
Setting as wallpaper
When viewing an image, tap
contact.
→ Set as to set the image as wallpaper or to assign it to a
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Tagging faces
→ Settings, and then tick Face tag. A yellow frame appears around the recognised
Tap
face on an image. Tap the face, tap Add name, and then select or add a contact.
When the face tag appears on an image, tap the face tag and use available options, such as
making calls or sending messages.
Face recognition may fail depending on the face angle, face size, skin colour, facial
expression, light conditions, or accessories the subject is wearing.
Paper Artist
Use this application to make images look like illustrations with fun effects or frames.
Tap Paper Artist on the Applications screen.
Use artistic tools to edit an image. The edited image is saved in the Gallery → Paper Pictures
folder.
Select an existing image.
Share the image.
Take a photo.
Save the image.
Draw with a brush. Tap to
change the brush thickness.
Apply frames to the image.
Draw with a pen. Tap to change
the pen thickness.
Access additional options.
Erase the drawings. Tap to
change the eraser size.
Apply effects to the image.
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Video
Use this application to play video files.
Tap Video on the Applications screen.
• Some file formats are not supported depending on the device's software.
• Some files may not play properly depending on the encoding method used.
Playing videos
Select a video to play.
Scan DLNA-enabled
devices.
Adjust the volume.
Move forwards or
backwards by
dragging the bar.
Skip to the next
video. Tap and hold
to move forwards
quickly.
Change screen ratio.
Reduce the size of
the video screen.
Restart the current
video or skip to the
previous video. Tap
and hold to move
backwards quickly.
Pause and resume
playback.
Deleting videos
Tap
→ Delete, select videos by ticking, and then tap Delete.
Sharing videos
Tap
→ Share via, select videos by ticking, tap Done, and then select a sharing method.
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Using Popup Video player
Use this feature to use other applications without closing the video player. While watching
videos, tap to use the pop-up player.
Spread two fingers apart on the screen to enlarge the player or pinch to reduce it. To move
the player, drag the player to another location.
Video editor
Use this application to edit videos and apply various effects.
Tap Video editor on the Applications screen.
• Some video files in Gallery may not be viewable depending on video resolution
and codec.
• Some files may not play properly depending on the encoding method used.
Creating videos
Tap to create a new project, or select a frame theme. To add media files, tap the icon
corresponding to the desired media type at the bottom left pane of the screen, and then tap
a file. Repeat file insertion as needed, and then tap Done to finish.
To delete a frame, tap and hold the frame, and then drag it to the rubbish bin.
To rearrange frames, tap and hold a frame, and then drag it to a new location.
Tap
and add a transition effect between frames.
To save, tap
→ Save.
To export the video as a file, tap Export.
Inserting text in a video
Select a frame to edit, enter text by using text insertion options at the right pane, tap Done,
and then save the video.
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Trimming segments of a video
Select a frame to split, move the start bracket to the desired starting point, move the end
bracket to the desired ending point, tap Done, and then save the video.
Splitting videos
Select a frame to split, drag it to the split point, tap Split → Done and then save the video.
Applying effects to a video
Select a frame to edit, select an effect option at the left pane, tap Done, and then save the
video.
Story Album
Use this application to create your own digital album to keep your stories by organising the
images neatly and automatically.
Tap Story Album on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Creating story albums
Tap Create album → By tag information to create a story album automatically. Select
criteria, and then tap Find pictures. Enter a title for the album, select a theme, and then tap
Create album.
To create it manually, tap Create album → From Gallery.
Creating recommended albums
When you take photos at one location, the device automatically sorts your photos into
albums based on your specified criteria and suggests making the new albums.
→ Settings → Home city, and then set a method for recognising your location.
Tap
Select an album type and set a minimum number of photos.
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When you take photos that meet the criteria you set, the device will suggest making an
album.
Tap Create album → From suggestions. Select an album, enter a title for the album, and
then tap Create album.
The device will recommend making story albums when you surpass the preset
number of photos in a single day.
Viewing story albums
Select a story album. The cover image appears on the first page. Scroll left or right to view
images in the story album.
When viewing an image, tap
and use the following functions:
• Add content: Add more content to the album.
• Remove content: Delete content in the album.
• Edit: Change the page layout or edit the images on the current page.
• Change theme: Change the theme for the page layout.
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current album.
• Share via: Send the album to others.
• Print: Print the album via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with
some Samsung printers.
• Order photo book: Place an order for a printed album.
• Export: Export the album to other storage locations.
• Delete album: Delete the album.
Editing images
Tap the image of the page in an album.
To add a caption, tap
.
To send the image to others, tap
To delete the image, tap
.
.
To apply effects to the image, tap
.
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To start a slideshow, tap
→ Slideshow → Start slideshow.
To set the image as an album cover image, tap
To rotate the image anticlockwise, tap
To rotate the image clockwise, tap
→ Set as cover.
→ Rotate left.
→ Rotate right.
Music
Use this application to listen to music.
Tap Music on the Applications screen.
• Some file formats are not supported depending on the device’s software version.
• Some files may not play properly depending on the encoding method used.
Playing music
Select a music category, and then select a song to play.
Tap the album image at the bottom of the screen to open the music player screen.
Adjust the volume.
Scan DLNA-enabled devices.
Set the file as your favourite
song.
Turn on shuffle.
Change the repeat mode.
Hide the music player screen.
Open the playlist.
Restart the currently-playing
song or skip to the previous
song. Tap and hold to move
backwards quickly.
Skip to the next song. Tap and
hold to move forwards quickly.
Pause and resume playback.
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To listen to songs at equal volume levels, tap
→ Settings → Smart Volume.
When Smart Volume is activated, the volume may end up louder than the device
volume level. Use caution to avoid long-term exposure to loud sounds to prevent
damage to your hearing.
→ Settings →
To set a personalised sound while listening to songs with a headset, tap
Adapt Sound → On. When you turn the volume up to level 14 or higher, the adapt sound
option is not applied to music playback. If you turn the volume down to level 13 or lower, the
option is reapplied.
Setting a song as ringtone
To use the currently-playing song as ringtone, tap
→ Set as → Phone ringtone.
Creating playlists
Make an own selection of songs.
→ Create playlist. Enter a title and tap OK. Tap Add music,
Tap Playlists, and then tap
select songs to include, and then tap OK.
To add the currently-playing song to a playlist, tap
→ Add to playlist.
Playing music by mood
Play music grouped by mood. The playlist is automatically created by the device. When a new
→ Library update.
song is added, tap Music square →
Tap Music square and select a cell of mood. Or select multiple cells by dragging your finger.
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YouTube
Use this application to watch videos from the YouTube website.
Tap YouTube on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Watching videos
Tap
, and then enter a keyword. Select one of the returned search results to watch a video.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display full screen.
Add the video to
the playlist.
Search for videos.
Send the URL to
others.
Pause or resume
playback.
Move forwards or
backwards by
dragging the bar.
Change display
quality.
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Sharing videos
Select the video to view, tap
, and then select a sharing method.
Uploading videos
Select your account, tap
, select a video, enter information for the video, and then tap
.
Flipboard
Use this application to access your personalised magazines.
Tap Flipboard on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To start your Flipboard, flick up on the greeting page, select news topics, and then tap Build
Your Flipboard.
Select a cover story or a topic, flick through the Flipboard pages, and then select an article to
read.
While reading an article, use the following icons:
• : Go to the previous page.
• : Set the article as your likes in Facebook.
• : Add the article to the favourites list in Twitter.
• : View others’ comments about the article.
• : Add the article to your Flipboard magazine.
• : Share the article via Twitter.
• : Share the article with others.
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Photo Suggest
Use this application to view photos taken by other users of points of interest near your
current location.
Tap Photo Suggest on the Applications screen.
Viewing photos
Based on your current location, the device suggests photos of nearby places on a map. Search
for a place and tap a thumbnail photo to view it in full screen.
→ Add to favourites/places, add the photo or place to the
While viewing a photo, tap
favourites list, and turn on the notification setting. You will be notified when you visit the
place in the photo.
Using photos as a shooting guide
You can use the suggested photos as guides for shooting the same or similar places.
While viewing a photo, tap . The camera application launches and displays the photo. Use
the shooting angle and composition in the photo as a guide for taking your own shot.
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Play Store
Use this application to purchase and download applications and games that are able to run
on the device.
Tap Play Store on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing applications
Browse applications by category, or tap
to search with a keyword.
Select an application to view information. To download it, tap INSTALL. If there is a charge
for the application, tap the price, and follow on-screen instructions to complete the purchase
process.
• When a new version is available for any installed application, an update icon
appears at the top of the screen to alert you to the update. Open the notifications
panel and tap the icon to update the application.
• To install applications that you downloaded from other sources, on the
Applications screen, tap Settings → More → Security → Unknown sources.
Uninstalling applications
Uninstall the applications purchased from Play Store.
→ My apps, select an application to delete in the list of installed applications, and
Tap
then tap UNINSTALL.
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Samsung Hub
Use this application to purchase and download multimedia content. You can also manage the
content on the device.
Tap Samsung Hub on the Applications screen.
Purchasing multimedia content
Select a service category, select media content, and then complete the purchase process.
Managing content on the device
Select a service category, scroll left, and then manage content on the device.
Samsung Apps
Use this application to purchase and download dedicated Samsung applications. For more
information, visit www.samsungapps.com.
Tap Samsung Apps on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing applications
Browse applications by category.
To search for an application, tap
search field.
at the top of the screen, and then enter a keyword in the
Select an application to view information. To download it, tap Free. If there is a charge for
the application, tap the price, and follow on-screen instructions to complete the purchase
process.
When a new version is available for any installed application, an update icon appears
at the top of the screen to alert you to the update. Open the notifications panel and
tap the icon to update the application.
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Play Movies
Use this application to watch, download, and rent movies or TV shows.
Tap Play Movies on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category at the top of the screen, and then select a movie, TV programme, or video to
play or rent.
Play Music
Use this application to listen to music from the device or stream music from the Google cloud
service.
Tap Play Music on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play music by selecting a music category or share songs with others by uploading them to
the Google cloud storage.
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S Memo
Use this application to create a memo using images and voice recordings.
Tap S Memo on the Applications screen.
Composing memos
Create memos with enriched content by drawing sketches with your finger or adding images
or voice memos.
Tap
to write or draw on the screen, or tap
to enter text with the keyboard.
Jot down or draw a memo.
Enter a memo.
Undo and redo the last action.
Erase the handwritten memo.
Make a voice recording to insert.
Insert a multimedia file.
Append another page to the
current memo.
Switch to view mode.
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When jotting down a memo, tap
colour.
once more to change the pen type, line thickness, or pen
When erasing the handwritten memo, tap
memo.
once more to change the eraser size or clear the
Save the current setting as a pen
profile.
Change the pen type.
Change the line thickness.
Change the pen colour.
View more colours.
→ Change background.
To change the sheet background, tap
To add tags, tap
→ Add tag.
Inserting multimedia files or a voice recording
Tap
to insert multimedia files. Tap
to insert a voice recording.
Browsing memos
Browse memo thumbnails by scrolling up or down.
To search for a memo, tap
To delete memos, tap
→ Search.
→ Delete.
To sort memos by date, title, tag, or others, tap
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To change the view mode, tap
→ List view.
→ Import.
To create a memo by importing a file, tap
To export memos as another file format, tap
→ Create folder.
To create a folder, tap
To move memos to another folder, tap
To copy memos, tap
→ Export.
→ Move.
→ Copy.
To change the S Memo settings, tap
→ Settings.
To access help information for S Memo, tap
→ Help.
Viewing a memo
Tap the memo thumbnail to open it.
→ Delete.
To delete memos, tap
→ Share via.
To send the memo to others, tap
To save the memo as an image file or a PDF file, tap
To add the memo as your favourites list, tap
To save the memo as an event, tap
→ Export.
→ Add to Favourites.
→ Create event.
To set the memo as a widget or wallpaper for the Home screen, tap
To print the memo via a USB or Wi-Fi connection, tap
compatible with some Samsung printers.
To edit the memo, tap
.
To play the voice recording, tap
.
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S Planner
Use this application to manage events and tasks.
Tap S Planner on the Applications screen.
Creating events or tasks
Tap
, and then use one of the following methods:
• Add event: Enter an event with an optional repeat setting.
• Add task: Enter a task with an optional priority setting.
To add an event or task more briefly, tap a date to select it and tap it again.
Enter a title and specify which calendar to use or sync with. Then tap Edit event details or
Edit task details to add more details, such as how often the event repeats, when it has an
advance alert, or where it takes place.
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Attach a map showing the location of the event. Enter the location in the Location field, tap
next to the field, and then pinpoint the precise location by tapping and holding on the
map that appears.
Attach an image. Tap Images, and then take a photo or select one of the existing images.
Syncing with Google Calendar
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Google under My accounts → a
Google account → Sync Calendar. To manually sync for updating, on the Applications screen,
→ Sync.
tap S Planner →
To display synced event or tasks, tap
and then tap Done.
→ Calendars → Display, tick the Google account,
Changing calendar type
Select one from among different types of calendars including year, month, week, and others
at the right side of the screen. A pinch gesture can be used to change calendar type. For
example, pinch to change from the monthly calendar to the yearly calendar, and spread apart
to change yearly calendar back to monthly calendar.
Searching for events
Tap
→ Search, and then enter a keyword to search for.
To view today’s events, tap Today at the top of the screen.
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Deleting events
Select a date or event, and then tap
→ Delete.
Sharing events
Select an event, tap
→ Share via, and then select a sharing method.
Dropbox
Use this application to save and share files with others via the Dropbox cloud storage. When
you save files to Dropbox, your device automatically syncs with the web server and any other
computers that have Dropbox installed.
Tap Dropbox on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
When running Dropbox for the first time, tap Start to activate it. Follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
Once Dropbox is activated, photos and videos taken with the device’s camera are uploaded to
Dropbox automatically. To view the uploaded photos or videos, tap . To share or delete files
or create albums, tap , and then select files.
To upload files to Dropbox, tap →
To open files in Dropbox, select a file.
While viewing images or videos, tap
favourites list, tap .
→ Upload here → Photos or videos or Other files.
to add it to the favourites list. To open files in the
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Cloud
Use this feature to sync files or back up settings and application data with your Samsung
account or Dropbox.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Cloud.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Syncing with the Samsung account
Tap your Samsung account or Sync settings to sync files.
Backing up or restoring data
Tap Backup or Restore to back up or restore data with your Samsung account.
Syncing with Dropbox
Tap Link Dropbox account, and then enter the Dropbox account. Follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
Once you sign in, tap Allow and the device automatically syncs files with Dropbox whenever
you make some changes.
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Clock
Use this application to set alarms, check the time in any location in the world, measure the
duration of an event, set a timer, or use as the desk clock.
Tap Clock on the Applications screen.
Turn this alarm on or off.
Alarm
Setting alarms
Tap Create alarm, set a time for the alarm to go off, select days for the alarm to repeat, and
then tap Save.
• Location alarm: Set a location. The alarm goes off only when you are in the location.
• Snooze: Set an interval and the number of times for the alarm to repeat after the preset
time.
• Smart alarm: Set a time for the alarm to go off before the preset time.
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Stopping alarms
Drag outside the large circle to stop an alarm. Drag
the alarm after a specified length of time.
outside the large circle to repeat
Deleting alarms
Tap and hold the alarm, and then tap Delete.
World clock
Creating clocks
Tap Add city, and then enter a city name or select a city from the cities list.
To apply summer time, tap and hold a clock, and then tap DST settings.
Deleting clocks
Tap and hold the clock, and then tap Delete.
Stopwatch
Tap Start to time an event. Tap Lap to record lap times.
Tap Reset to clear lap time records.
Timer
Set the duration, and then tap Start.
Drag
outside the large circle when the timer goes off.
Desk clock
Tap
to view in full screen.
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Calculator
Use this application for simple or complex calculations.
Tap Calculator on the Applications screen.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator. If Screen
→ Scientific calculator.
rotation is disabled, tap
To see the calculation history, tap
To clear the history, tap
to hide the keypad.
→ Clear history.
To change the character size for the history, tap
→ Text size.
S Translator
Use this application to translate text into other languages.
Tap S Translator on the Applications screen.
Using S Translator
Set the source and target languages, enter text in the input field, and then tap
To add a language pair to your favourites list, tap
To send a language pair to others, tap
.
.
.
Starting a conversation with the translator
Tap the buttons at the bottom of the screen to communicate with another person via spoken
translation.
Tap Speak for your language, and then speak into the microphone. The device will translate
in the target language field to let the device read the translation out
what you say. Tap
loud.
Then, tap Speak for the language of the person you are talking with and let the person reply
in the source language field
in their language. The device will translate what they say. Tap
to let the device read it back to you.
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Voice Recorder
Use this application to record or play voice memos.
Tap Voice Recorder on the Applications screen.
Recording voice memos
Tap to start recording. Speak into the microphone at the top of the device. Tap
recording. Tap to finish recording.
to pause
Change the recording quality.
Recording elapsed time
Display the list of voice memos.
Start recording.
Playing voice memos
Select a voice memo to play.
• : Trim the voice memo.
• : Adjust the playback speed.
• : Pause playback.
• /
: Skip 60 seconds backwards or forwards.
• /
: Skip to the previous or next voice memo.
→ Share via, and then select a sharing method.
To send a voice memo to others, tap
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Managing voice memos
In the list of voice memos, tap
and select one of the following:
• Share via: Select voice memos to send, and then select a sharing method.
• Delete: Select voice memos to delete.
• Settings: Change the voice recorder settings.
• End: Close the voice recorder.
Saving files with contextual tags
In the list of voice memos, tap
→ Settings → Contextual filename → On.
S Voice
Use this application to command the device by voice to dial a number, send a message, write
a memo, and more.
Tap S Voice on the Applications screen. Alternatively, press the Home button twice.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Here are several examples of spoken commands:
• Open music
• Launch calculator
• Call Lulu mobile
• Dial Lulu work
• Check schedule
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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.
Google
Use this application to search not only the Internet, but also applications and their contents
on the device as well.
Tap Google on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Searching the device
Tap the search field, and then enter a keyword. Alternatively, tap , and then speak a
keyword.
Search scope
To select what applications to search, tap
items to search for.
→ Settings → Phone search, and then tick the
Google Now
Launch Google search to view Google Now cards that show the current weather, public
transit info, your next appointment, and more when you are most likely to need it.
Join Google Now when opening Google search for the first time. To change Google Now
→ Settings → Google Now.
settings, tap
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Voice Search
Use this application to search webpages by speaking.
Tap Voice Search on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Speak a keyword or phrase when Speak now appears on the screen.
My Files
Use this application to access all kinds of files stored in the device, including images, videos,
songs, and sound clips.
Tap My Files on the Applications screen.
Viewing files
Select a folder to open it. To go back to the parent folder, tap
directory, tap .
In a folder, tap
. To return to the root
, and then use one of the following options:
• Select all: Select all files or folders to apply the same option to them at once.
• Create folder: Create a folder.
• Search: Search for files or folders.
• View by: Change the view mode.
• Sort by: Sort files or folders.
• Settings: Change the file manager settings.
Adding shortcuts to folders
Add a shortcut of frequently-used folders to the root directory. Tap
a shortcut name, select a folder, and then tap Set here.
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→ Add shortcut, enter
Utilities
Downloads
Use this application to see what files are downloaded through the applications.
Tap Downloads on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a file to open it with an appropriate application.
To sort the files by size, tap Sort by size.
To sort the files by date, tap Sort by date.
TripAdvisor
Use this application to get travel information such as destination or hotel. You can also book
for a room and share your reviews with others.
Tap TripAdvisor on the Applications screen.
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Travel & local
Maps
Use this application to pinpoint the location of the device, search for places, or get directions.
Tap Maps on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Searching for locations
Tap , enter an address, and then tap . Select a location to view the detailed location
information. To search for nearby locations, tap .
Once the location is found, tap
and use one of the following functions:
• Clear Map: Clear the map.
• Make available offline: Save the map of a specified area to view it offline.
• Directions: Get directions for the location.
• Layers: Overlay multiple layers including satellite images, traffic information, and more.
• Settings: Change the map settings.
• Help: View information about using the map.
To view current location, tap .
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Getting directions for a destination
1 Tap
2 Tap
.
, and then select a method to enter starting and ending locations:
• My current location: Use current location for starting location.
• Contacts: Select from the contacts list.
• Point on map: Pinpoint by tapping on the map.
• My Places: Select from the list of favourite places.
3 Select a travel method, such as driving, public transit, or walking, and then tap GET
DIRECTIONS.
4 Select one of the routes that appear, and then tap MAP VIEW to view details.
Local
Use this application to search for nearby restaurants, banks, bus stops, and more.
Tap Local on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a place category, and then select a place from the list of search results.
• Map: Pinpoint the place on the map.
• Directions: Search for a route to the place.
• Call: Call the place’s phone number.
→ Add a search on the category list, and then enter a
To add a place category, tap
keyword to search into the text field.
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Navigation
Use this application to search for a route to a destination.
Tap Navigation on the Applications screen.
• Navigation maps, your current location, and other navigational data may differ
from actual location information. You should always pay attention to road
conditions, traffic, and any other factors that may affect your driving. Follow all
safety warnings and regulations while driving.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Specify the destination by using various methods, such as speaking or entering the
destination address. Once a route is found, follow the on-screen instructions to navigate to
the destination.
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Settings
About Settings
Use this application to configure the device, set application options, and add accounts.
Tap Settings on the Applications screen.
Connections
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
To use options, tap Wi-Fi →
.
• Advanced: Customise Wi-Fi settings.
• WPS push button: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS button.
• WPS PIN entry: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS PIN.
• Help: Access help information for Wi-Fi.
Setting Wi-Fi sleep policy
Tap Wi-Fi →
→ Advanced → Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
When the screen is turned off, the device automatically turns off Wi-Fi connections.
When this happens, the device automatically accesses data networks if it is set to use
them. This may incur data transfer fees. To avoid data-usage bills, set this option to
Always.
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Setting Network notification
The device can detect open Wi-Fi networks and display an icon on the status bar to notify
when available.
Tap Wi-Fi →
→ Advanced and tick Network notification to activate this feature.
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects two devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access
point.
Tap Wi-Fi → Wi-Fi Direct.
Bluetooth
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
To use more options, tap
.
• Visibility timeout: Set duration that the device is visible.
• Received files: View received files via the Bluetooth feature.
• Help: Access help information for Bluetooth.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount, and customise the settings for the limitation.
• Mobile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Set mobile data limit: Set a limit for the mobile data usage.
• Data usage cycle: Enter monthly reset date to monitor your data usage.
To use more options, tap .
• Data roaming: Set the device to use data connections when you are roaming.
• Restrict background data: Set the device to disable sync in the background while using
a mobile network.
• Auto sync data: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of applications. You can select what
information to sync for each account in Settings → Accounts.
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Settings
• Show Wi-Fi usage: Set the device to show your data usage via Wi-Fi.
• Mobile hotspots: Select Wi-Fi hotspots to prevent applications that are running in the
background from using them.
More networks
Customise settings to control networks.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
Mobile networks
• Mobile data: Use to allow packet switching data networks for network services.
• Data roaming: Use the device to connect to another network when you are roaming or
your home network is not available.
• Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs).
• Network mode: Select a network type.
• Network operators: Search for available networks and select a network for roaming.
Tethering and portable hotspot
• Portable Wi-Fi hotspot: Use the portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share the device’s mobile
network connection with computers or other devices through the Wi-Fi network.
• USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile network connection with
a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless
modem for the computer.
• Bluetooth tethering: Use the Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile network
connection with computers via Bluetooth.
• Help: Learn more about USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth tethering.
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Settings
VPN
Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
NFC
• NFC: Activate the NFC feature to read or write NFC tags that contain information.
• Android Beam: Turn on the Android Beam feature to send data, such as webpages and
contacts, to NFC-enabled devices.
S Beam
Activate the S Beam feature to send data, such as videos, images, and documents, to devices
that support NFC and Wi-Fi Direct.
Nearby devices
• File sharing: Activate media sharing to allow other DLNA-enabled devices to access
media files on your device.
• Shared contents: Set the device to share your content with other devices.
• Allowed devices list: View the list of devices that can access your device.
• Not-allowed devices list: View the list of devices that are blocked from accessing your
device.
• Download to: Select a memory location for saving media files.
• Upload from other devices: Set the device to accept uploads from other devices.
Screen Mirroring
Activate the screen mirroring feature and share your display with others.
Kies via Wi-Fi
Connect the device to Samsung Kies via a Wi-Fi network.
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Settings
My device
Lock screen
Change settings for the locked screen.
• Screen lock: Activate the screen lock feature. The following options may vary depending
on the screen lock feature selected.
• Multiple widgets: Set the device to allow use of widgets on the locked screen.
• Lock screen widgets:
– – Favourite apps or Camera: Set the device to show shortcuts for each application or
launch the camera application automatically when you swipe panels to the left on the
locked screen.
– – Clock or personal message: Set the device to show a clock or personal message on
the locked screen. The following options may vary, depending on your selection.
For a clock:
– – Dual clock: Set the device to show the dual clock.
– – Clock size: Change the size of the clock.
– – Show date: Set the device to show the date with the clock.
– – Owner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock.
For a personal message:
– – Edit personal message: Edit the personal message.
• Shortcuts: Set the device to show and edit application shortcuts on the locked screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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• Unlock effect: Select an effect when you unlock the screen.
• Help text: Set the device to show the help text on the locked screen.
• Wake up in lock screen: Set the device to recognise your wake up command when the
screen is locked.
• Set wake-up command: Set a wake up command to launch S Voice or perform a
specified function.
Display
Change the settings for the display.
• Wallpaper:
– – Home screen: Select a background image for the Home screen.
– – Lock screen: Select a background image for the locked screen.
– – Home and lock screens: Select a background image for the Home screen and the
locked screen.
• Notification panel: Customise the items that appear on the notifications panel.
• Screen mode:
– – Adapt display: Use this mode for optimising the display according to the display
settings.
– – Dynamic: Use this mode to make the display tone more vivid.
– – Standard: Use this mode for normal surroundings.
– – Professional photo: Use this mode to make the display tone look like real colours.
– – Movie: Use this mode for dim surroundings, such as in a dark room.
• Brightness: Set the brightness of the display.
• Auto-rotate screen: Set the content to rotate automatically when the device is turned.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Daydream: Set the device to launch a screensaver when your device is connected to a
desktop dock or charging.
• Font style: Change the font type for display text.
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• Font size: Change the font size.
• Touch key light duration: Set the duration for the touch button backlight.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.
• Edit after screen capture: Set the device to edit the screenshot after capturing it.
• Auto adjust screen tone: Set the device to save power by adjusting the brightness of the
display.
Sound
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, system sounds, and
notifications.
• Vibration intensity: Adjust the force of the vibration notification.
• Ringtones: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.
• Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.
• Default notification sound: Select a ringtone for events, such as incoming messages and
missed calls.
• Vibrate when ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Dialling keypad tone: Set the device to sound when tapping the buttons on the keypad.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when selecting an application or option on the
touch screen.
• Screen lock sound: Set the device to sound when locking or unlocking the touch screen.
• Haptic feedback: Set the device to vibrate when touching keys.
• Adapt Sound: Personalise the sound for the ear you use most during calls or while
listening to music.
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Home screen mode
Select a Home screen mode (standard or easy).
Open camera
Set the device to launch the camera when you turn on the device.
Call
Customise the settings for calling features.
• Call rejection: Reject calls from specified phone numbers automatically. Add phone
numbers to the reject list.
• Set up call reject messages: Add or edit the message sent when you reject a call.
• Answering/ending calls:
– – The home key answers calls: Set the device to answer an incoming call when
pressing the Home button.
– – Voice control: Set the device to answer or reject an incoming call with voice
commands.
– – The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when pressing the Power
button.
• Turn off screen during calls: Set the device to turn on the proximity sensor during a call.
• Call alerts:
– – Answer vibration: Set the device to vibrate when the other party answers a call.
– – Call-end vibration: Set the device to vibrate when the other party ends a call.
– – Call connect tone: Activate or deactivate the call connection tone.
– – Minute minder: Activate or deactivate the minute minder tone.
– – Call end tone: Activate or deactivate the call disconnection tone.
– – Alerts during calls: Set the device to alert you to events during a call.
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• Call accessories:
– – Automatic answering: Set the device to answer automatically after a specified period
(available only when a headset is connected).
– – Automatic answering timer: Select the length of time that the device waits before
answering calls.
– – Outgoing call conditions: Set the device to allow outgoing calls with a Bluetooth
headset, even when your device is locked.
– – Outgoing call type: Select the type of outgoing calls to make you use a Bluetooth
headset.
• Additional settings:
– – Caller ID: Display your caller ID to other parties for outgoing calls.
– – Call forwarding: Divert incoming calls to another number.
– – Auto area code: Set the device to insert a prefix (area or country code) automatically
before a phone number.
– – Call barring: Block incoming or outgoing calls.
– – Call waiting: Allow incoming call alerts when a call is in progress.
– – Auto redial: Activate auto redial for calls that were not connected or that were cut off.
– – Fixed Dialling Numbers: Activate or deactivate FDN mode to restrict calls to numbers
in the FDN list. Enter the PIN2 supplied with your SIM or USIM card.
• Ringtones and keypad tones:
– – Ringtones: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.
– – Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.
– – Vibrate when ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
– – Keypad tones: Set the device to sound when tapping the buttons on the keypad.
• Personalise call sound:
– – In-call sound EQ: Select a type of call sound to use with a headset.
– – Adapt Sound: Personalise the sound for the ear you use most during calls or while
listening to music.
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• Increase volume in pocket: Set the device to raise the ringtone volume when the device
is in an enclosed, such as a bag or pocket.
• Video call image: Select an image to be shown to the other party.
• Use call fail options: Choose to try a voice call when a video call fails to connect.
• Voicemail service: Select or set your voicemail service provider.
• Voicemail settings: Enter the number to access the voicemail service. Obtain this number
from the service provider.
• Sound: Select a ringtone to alert you to new voicemails.
• Vibrate: Set the device to vibrate when voicemails are received.
• Accounts: Set the device to accept IP calls and set up your accounts for IP call services.
• Use Internet calling: Set whether to use IP call services for all calls or only for IP calls.
Blocking mode
Select which notifications will be blocked or set to allow notifications for calls from specified
contacts in blocking mode.
Driving mode
Activate driving mode to set the device to read contents aloud and specify applications to
use in driving mode.
Safety assistance
Set the device to send a message to recipients in an emergency. Press and hold the Volume
up button and the Volume down button for 3 seconds to send the message.
• Edit emergency message: Edit the message that will be sent when you are in an
emergency.
• Message interval: Set an interval for resending the message.
• Emergency contacts: Select or edit the recipients for the message.
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Power saving mode
Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode.
• CPU power saving: Set the device to limit some system resource usage.
• Screen power saving: Set the device to decrease the brightness of the display.
• Turn off haptic feedback: Set the device to turn off the vibration when touching keys.
• Learn about Power saving mode: Discover how to reduce battery consumption.
Accessory
• Automatic unlock: Set the device to unlock automatically when the cover is flipped
open.
• Audio output: Select a sound output format to use when connecting your device to
HDMI devices. Some devices may not support the surround sound setting.
Accessibility
Accessibility services are special features for those with certain physical disabilities. Access
and alert the following settings to improve accessibility to the device.
• Auto-rotate screen: Set the interface to rotate automatically when you rotate the device.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Speak passwords: Set the device to read aloud passwords you enter with Talkback.
• Answering/ending calls:
– – The home key answers calls: Set the device to answer an incoming call when
pressing the Home button.
– – Answer calls by tapping: Set the device to answer an incoming call when tapping the
call accept button twice.
– – Voice control: Set the device to answer or reject an incoming call with voice
commands.
– – The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when pressing the Power
button.
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• Show shortcut: Add a shortcut to Accessibility on the quick menu that appears when
you press and hold the Power button.
• Manage accessibility: Export or import the accessibility settings to share them with
other devices.
• TalkBack: Activate Talkback, which provides voice feedback.
• Font size: Change the font size.
• Magnification gestures: Set the device to zoom in and out with finger gestures.
• Negative colours: Reverse the display colours to improve visibility.
• Colour adjustment: Adjust the colour scheme for the screen when the device determines
that you are colour blind or having difficulty reading content.
• Accessibility shortcut: Set the device to activate Talkback when you press and hold the
Power button, and then tap and hold the screen with two fingers.
• Text-to-speech options:
– – Preferred TTS engine: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for
speech synthesis engines, tap .
– – Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
– – Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.
• Enhance web accessibility: Set applications to install web scripts to make their web
content more accessible.
• Sound balance: Adjust the sound balance when using a dual headset.
• Mono audio: Enable mono sound when listening to audio with one earbud.
• Turn off all sounds: Mute all device sounds.
• Assistant menu: Set the device to show the assistive shortcut icon that helps you access
functions supported by external buttons or features on the notifications panel. You can
also edit the menu on the shortcut icon.
• Tap and hold delay: Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
• Interaction control: Set an area of the screen to be excluded from touch inputs.
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Language and input
Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the
selected language.
Language
Select a display language for all menus and applications.
Default
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
Google voice typing
To change the voice input settings, tap
.
• Choose input languages: Select input languages for text input.
• Block offensive words: Set the device to prevent the device from recognising offensive
words in voice inputs.
• Download offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline
voice input.
Samsung keyboard
To change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap
.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• Alphabets: Change the keyboard layout.
• Numbers and symbols: Change the keyboard layout.
• Input languages: Select languages for text input.
• Predictive text: Activate predictive text mode to predict words based on your input and
show word suggestions. You can also customise the word prediction settings.
• Continuous input: Set the device to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.
• Cursor control: Enable or disable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the
cursor by scrolling the keyboard.
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• Voice input: Activate the voice input feature to enter text by voice.
• Advanced:
– – Auto capitalisation: Set the device to automatically capitalise the first character after
a final punctuation mark, such as a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark.
– – Auto spacing: Set the device to automatically insert a space between words.
– – Auto-punctuate: Set the device to insert a full stop when you double-tap the space
bar.
– – Character preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped.
– – Key-tap vibration: Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched.
– – Key-tap sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
Voice recogniser
Select a voice recognition engine.
This feature appears once you use a voice recognition application.
Voice search
For Samsung voice recognition, use the following options:
• Language: Select a language for the voice recognition.
• Open via the home key: Set the device to launch S Voice by pressing the Home button
twice.
• Use location data: Set the device to use location information for voice search results.
• Hide offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
• Help: Access help information for S Voice.
• About: View version information.
• Voice control: Change settings to control options by voice commands.
• Auto-start speaker: Set the device to automatically turn on the speakerphone when
making a call with S Voice.
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• Show body of message: Set the device to display the text of a new message received
while in driving mode.
• Wake up command: Set the device to start voice recognition by saying a wake up
command while using S Voice.
• Wake up in lock screen: Set the device to recognise your wake up command when the
screen is locked.
• Set wake-up command: Set a wake up command to launch S Voice or perform a
specified function.
• Check missed events: Set the device to check missed calls, messages, or events when S
Voice is launched by pressing the headset button.
• Home address: Enter your home address to use location information with the voice
command feature.
• Log in to Facebook: Enter your Facebook account information to use Facebook with S
Voice.
• Log in to Twitter: Enter your Twitter account information to use Twitter with S Voice.
For Google voice recognition, use the following options:
• Language: Select a language for the voice recognition.
• Speech output: Set the device to provide voice feedback to alert you to the current
action.
• Block offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
• Download offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline
voice input.
• Bluetooth headset: Set the device to allow a voice search with a Bluetooth headset,
when it is connected to the device.
Text-to-speech options
• Preferred TTS engine: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for
speech synthesis engines, tap .
• Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
• Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.
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Pointer speed
Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device.
Motions and gestures
Activate the motion recognition feature and change the settings that control motion
recognition on your device.
• Motion:
– – 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.
– – Zoom: Set the device to zoom in or out while viewing images in Gallery or browsing
webpages, when you tap and hold two points with your fingers and then tilt the
device back and forth.
– – Move an icon: Set the device to move an item to another page when tapping and
holding the item and then panning the device to the left or right.
– – Browse an image: Set the device to scroll through an image by moving the device in
any direction when the image is zoomed in.
– – Mute/Pause: Set the device to mute incoming calls, alarms, and music by placing the
device face down.
• Gyroscope calibration: Calibrate the gyroscope so your device can correctly recognise
rotation.
• Place the device on a stable surface during calibration. The calibration process may
fail if the device vibrates or moves.
• Calibrate the gyroscope when you experience drifting or unintended movements
when using tilting or panning motions or motion-enabled games.
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Smart screen
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are
looking at the display.
• Smart rotation: Set the interface not to rotate according to the orientation of your face.
Voice control
Change settings to control options by voice commands.
If Vibrate when ringing is activated, the device will not be able to recognise voice
commands when a call comes in.
Accounts
Add account
Add email or SNS accounts.
Cloud
Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud
storage.
Backup and reset
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
• Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and application data to the Google
server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set the device to restore settings and application data when the
applications are reinstalled on the device.
• Factory data reset: Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data.
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More
Customise settings for location services, security, and other options.
Location services
Change settings for location information permissions.
• Access to my location: Set the device to allow applications to use your current location
information.
• Use GPS satellites: Set the device to use the GPS satellite for finding the current location.
• Use wireless networks: Set the device to allow location data collection or to determine
the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• My places: Set up profiles that will be used for specific locations when you use GPS, Wi-Fi,
or Bluetooth features to find your current location.
Security
Change settings for securing the device and the SIM or USIM card.
• Encrypt device: Set a password to encrypt data saved on the device. You must enter the
password each time you turn on the device.
Charge the battery before enabling this setting because it may take more than an
hour to encrypt your data.
• Encrypt external 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.
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• Remote controls: Set the device to allow control of your lost or stolen device remotely
via the Internet. To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account.
– – Account registration: Add or view your Samsung account.
– – Use wireless networks: Set the device to allow location data collection or to
determine the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• SIM Change Alert: Activate or deactivate the Find my mobile feature which helps locate
the device when lost or stolen.
• Find my mobile web page: Access the Find my mobile website
(findmymobile.samsung.com). You can track and control your lost or stolen device on the
Find my mobile website.
• Set up SIM card lock:
– – Lock SIM card: Activate or deactivate the PIN lock feature to require the PIN before
using the device.
– – Change SIM PIN: Change the PIN used to access SIM or USIM data.
• Make passwords visible: Set the device to display passwords as they are entered.
• Device administrators: View device administrators installed on the device. You can allow
device administrators to apply new policies to the device.
• Unknown sources: Choose to install applications from any source. If not chosen,
download applications only from Play Store.
• Verify apps: Set this to allow Google to check the application for harmful behaviour
before installing it.
• Trusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various
applications.
• Install from device storage: Install encrypted certificates stored on the USB storage.
• Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.
Application manager
View and manage the applications on your device.
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Battery
View the amount of battery power consumed by your device.
Storage
View memory information for your device and memory card, or format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card permanently deletes all data from it.
The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default applications occupy part of the
memory. The available capacity may change when you upgrade the device.
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.
• Automatic date and time: Automatically update the time and date when moving across
time zones.
• Set date: Set the current date manually.
• Set time: Set the current time manually.
• Automatic time zone: Set the device to receive time zone information from the network
when you move across time zones.
• Select time zone: Set the home time zone.
• Use 24-hour format: Display time in 24-hour format.
• Select date format: Select a date format.
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About device
Access device information and update device software.
To view information on device labels, such as the IMEI number, serial number, or CE mark, tap
Label.
Google Settings
Use this application to configure settings for some features provided by Google.
Tap Google Settings on the Applications screen.
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The subject’s eyes appear red
Red eyes occur when the subject’s eyes reflect light from the camera flash.
Set the flash option to Red-eye or Red-eye fix.
Photos have dust spots
If dust particles are present in the air, you may capture them in photos when you use the
flash.
• Turn the flash off or avoid taking photos in a dusty place.
• Adjust the ISO sensitivity. (p. 98)
Photos are blurred
Blurring can occur if you take photos in low-light conditions or hold the device incorrectly.
• Half-press the Shutter button to ensure the subject is focused.
• Set the image stabiliser option.
• Use a tripod to prevent your device from shaking.
Photos are blurred when shooting at night
As the camera tries to let in more light, the shutter speed slows. This can make it difficult to
hold the camera steady long enough to take a clear picture and may result in device shake.
• Set Night in smart mode.
• Turn the flash on.
• Adjust the ISO sensitivity. (p. 98)
• Use a tripod to prevent your device from shaking.
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Subjects come out too dark because of backlighting
When the light source is behind the subject or when there is a high contrast between light
and dark areas, the subject may appear too dark.
• Avoid shooting toward the sun.
• Set the flash option to Fill in.
• Adjust the exposure value.
• Set the metering option to Spot if a subject is in the centre of the frame.
When you cannot turn on the device
• Ensure that the battery is inserted. (p. 11)
• Charge the battery.
When you cannot take photos or videos
• Your storage may be full. Delete unnecessary files, or insert a new memory card.
• Format the memory card.
• The memory card may be defective. Purchase a new card.
• Ensure that the device is turned on.
• Charge the battery.
• Ensure that the battery is inserted. (p. 11)
When the flash is not functional
• The flash option may be set to Off. (p. 102)
• In some modes, the flash is disabled.
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When the flash fires unexpectedly
The flash may fire unexpectedly due to static electricity. The device is not malfunctioning.
When the colours in the photo do not match the actual scene
Select an appropriate white balance option to suit the light source. (p. 99)
When the photo is too bright
• Turn the flash off. (p. 102)
• Adjust the ISO sensitivity. (p. 98)
• Adjust the exposure value. (p. 97)
When the photo is too dark
• Turn the flash on. (p. 102)
• Adjust the ISO sensitivity. (p. 98)
• Adjust the exposure value. (p. 97)
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 details, contact your service provider.
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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.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. Contact your service provider for
more details.
The lens barrel does not retract even when the power is off
When you turn the power off while holding the lens barrel, the lens barrel may not be able
to retract into the body. If this happens, do not force the lens barrel into the body. Take the
device to your local Samsung Service Centre.
The touch screen responds slowly or improperly
If your device has a touch screen and the touch screen is not responding properly, try the
following:
• Remove any protective covers from the touch screen. Protective covers may prevent the
device from recognising your inputs and are not recommended for touch screen devices.
• Ensure that your hands are clean and dry when tapping the touch screen.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is upgraded to the latest version.
• If the touch screen is scratched or damaged, take it to your local Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain
functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power button for
more than 7 seconds. The device reboots automatically.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Applications screen,
tap Settings → Accounts → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → Reset device →
Erase everything.
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Calls are being dropped
When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose your connection to
the network. Move to another area and try again.
Outgoing calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have pressed the Dial key.
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling.
Incoming calls are not connected
• Ensure that your device is turned on.
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• 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 a headset, ensure that it is properly connected.
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. Move
to another area and try again.
When dialling from contacts, the call is not connected
• Ensure that the correct number is stored in the contact list.
• Re-enter and save the number, if necessary.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the contact’s phone number.
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The device beeps and the battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Recharge or replace the battery to continue using the device.
The battery does not charge properly or the device turns off
• The battery terminals may be dirty. Wipe both gold-coloured contacts with a clean, soft
cloth and try charging the battery again.
• If the battery no longer charges completely, dispose of the old battery properly
and replace it with a new battery (refer to your local ordinances for proper disposal
instructions).
Your device is hot to the touch
When you use applications that require more power or use applications on your device for an
extended period of time, your device may feel hot to the touch. This is normal and should not
affect your device’s lifespan or performance.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your Samsung device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate
the camera application. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the
following:
• Charge the battery or replace it with a battery that is fully charged.
• 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 application after trying
these tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Error messages appear when opening music files
Some music files may not play on your Samsung device for a variety of reasons. If you receive
error messages when opening music files 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 your device supports the file type.
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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, if necessary.
• 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 drivers 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.
• Ensure that you have Samsung Kies 2.0 or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed
on your computer.
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.
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Cleaning the device
Use a blower brush to remove dust, and then wipe the lens gently with a soft cloth. If any dust
remains, apply lens cleaning liquid to a lens cleaning paper, and wipe gently.
Do not press on the lens cover, or use a blower brush on the lens cover.
Never use benzene, thinners, or alcohol to clean the device. These solutions can
damage the camera or cause it to malfunction.
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Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider, or
software version, and is subject to change without prior notice.
www.samsung.com
English (EU). 10/2013. Rev.1.1
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