Samsung | SM-G350E | Samsung SM-G350E User Manual

SM-G350E
User Manual
English (EU). 06/2014. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
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Personalising
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Getting started
7 Device layout
8Buttons
9 Package contents
10 Installing the SIM or USIM card and
battery
13 Charging the battery
15 Inserting a memory card
17 Turning the device on and off
17 Holding the device
18 Locking and unlocking the device
19 Using dual SIM or USIM cards
Network connectivity
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Basics
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Managing the Home and Apps screens
Changing the screen lock method
Setting wallpaper
Changing ringtones
Setting up accounts
Moving contacts from other devices to
your device
Connecting to a mobile network
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Using Smart network switch
Tethering devices and using mobile
hotspots
Phone
Using the touch screen
Indicator icons
Notifications panel
Home and Apps screens
Opening apps
Installing or uninstalling apps
Entering text
42 Making calls
44 Receiving calls
45 During a call
Contacts
46 Adding contacts
47 Managing contacts
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Messages & email
Multimedia
49Messages
51Email
53 Google Mail
67Video
68Radio
69YouTube
70Google+
70Photos
70 Play Games
71 Play Books
71 Play Movies & TV
71 Play Music
71 Play Newsstand
Camera
54 Taking photos or videos
55 Launching Camera on the locked
screen
56 Using the shooting mode
57 Applying filter effects
57 Using the zoom feature
58 Changing Camera settings
Utilities
72 S Planner
74Calculator
75Clock
76Drive
77Google
77Maps
78Memo
79 My Files
81Downloads
Gallery
60 Viewing content on the device
61 Accessing additional options
Internet & SNS
62Internet
63Chrome
63Hangouts
64ChatON
Connecting with other
devices
82Bluetooth
84 Using the mobile printing feature
Voice features
65 Voice Recorder
66 Voice Search
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Device & data manager
85 Upgrading the device
86 Transferring files between the device
and a computer
87 Backing up and restoring data
88 Performing a data reset
Settings
89 About Settings
89 WIRELESS AND NETWORKS
93DEVICE
96PERSONAL
101ACCOUNTS
101SYSTEM
102 Google Settings
Accessibility
103Accessibility
104TalkBack
114 Changing the font size
115 Magnifying the screen
115 Setting flash notification
115 Turning off all sounds
115 Using mono audio
116 Setting tap and hold delay options
116 Using interaction control mode
117 Answering or ending calls
117 Using other useful features
Troubleshooting
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This device provides mobile communication and media services using Samsung’s latest
standards and technological expertise. This user manual and the information available at
www.samsung.com contain details about 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.
• Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider, or
device’s software.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly
depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the device or apps to work improperly.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
• You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services. To avoid additional charges, select
an appropriate data tariff plan. For details, contact your service provider.
• Default apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be
supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with
the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service
providers.
• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
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Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
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Getting started
Device layout
Earpiece
Power button
Touch screen
Home button
Recent apps button
Back button
Microphone
Multipurpose jack
Headset jack
Speaker
Flash
Rear camera
Volume button
Back cover
Main antenna
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• Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause
connectivity problems or drain the battery.
• Do not use a screen protector. This causes sensor malfunctions.
Buttons
Button
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
Power
• Press to lock or unlock the device. The device goes into
lock mode when the touch screen turns off.
• Tap to open the list of recent apps.
Recent apps
• Tap and hold to access additional options for the current
screen.
• Press to unlock the device. The device goes into lock
mode when the touch screen turns off.
Home
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold to launch Google.
Back
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Volume
• Press to adjust the device volume.
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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.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Some accessories, such as docking
devices, may not have the same water- and dust-resistance certification.
• 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 back cover.
Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover.
Do not bend or twist the back 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 downwards.
Insert the primary SIM or USIM card into SIM card slot 1 ( 1 ) and the secondary SIM or
USIM card into SIM card slot 2 ( 2 ).
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• Do not insert a memory card into the SIM card slot. If a memory card happens to
be lodged in the SIM card slot, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to
remove the memory card.
• Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not
responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
3 Insert the battery.
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4 Replace the back cover.
Removing the SIM or USIM card and battery
1 Remove the back cover.
2 Pull out the battery.
3 Pull out the SIM or USIM card.
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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.
• If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection
to another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid disconnecting from the
network or losing power during a data transfer, always use these apps after fully
charging the battery.
Plug the small end of the charger into the multipurpose jack of the device, and plug the large
end of the charger into an electric socket.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
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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 charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
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 apps with the task manager.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of apps.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the brightness of the display.
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Inserting a memory card
Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 32 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 only the FAT file system for memory cards. When inserting a
card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the memory
card.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the My Files → All → SD card folder.
1 Remove the back cover.
2 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3 Replace the back cover.
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Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap
→ Settings → Storage → Unmount SD card.
1 Remove the back cover.
2 Pull out the memory card.
3 Replace the back cover.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing
information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the
memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the
misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
On the Home screen, tap
→ Erase everything.
→ Settings → Storage → Format SD card → Format SD card
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.
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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.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Power off.
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
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
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.
You can change the unlock code to unlock the device. Refer to Changing the screen lock
method for details.
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Using dual SIM or USIM cards
If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service providers for
a single device.
Activating SIM or USIM cards
On the Home screen, tap → Settings → SIM card manager. Drag one or both of the
switches for the SIM or USIM cards to the right.
If both cards are activated, you can receive calls and messages on each card. However,
if you are on a call using one card, the other card cannot be used to receive new calls.
Changing the display name and icon of SIM or USIM cards
On the Home screen, tap → Settings → SIM card manager. Select a SIM or USIM card and
tap Select icon or Register name. Set a display name and icon for each card.
Switching between cards
When two SIM or USIM cards are activated, card selection icons appear on the dashboard of
the notifications panel. Open the notifications panel and then select a card.
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Basics
Using 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.
• To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• Leaving the 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.
• It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touch screen.
Tapping
To open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character
using the keyboard on the screen, tap it with a finger.
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Tapping and holding
Tap and hold an item for more than 2 seconds to access available options.
Dragging
To move an icon or thumbnail, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.
Double-tapping
Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in a part. Double-tap again to return.
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Flicking
Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to see another panel. Flick up or
down to scroll through a webpage or a list, such as contacts.
Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.
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Indicator icons
The icons displayed on the status bar provide information about the status of the device. The
icons listed in the table below are most common.
The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the
status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.
Icon
Meaning
No signal
Signal strength
/
Currently accessing SIM or USIM card
/
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
Call in progress
Missed call
Connected to computer
No SIM or USIM card
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Mute mode activated
Vibration mode activated
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery power level
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Notifications panel
Using the notifications panel
When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear
on the status bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notifications panel and
view the details.
To open the notifications panel, drag the status bar downwards.
To close the notifications panel, drag the bar from the bottom of the screen upwards.
You can use the following functions on the notifications panel.
Activate or deactivate options.
Tap and hold options to view
more detailed settings.
Launch Settings.
Adjust the brightness.
Select a SIM or USIM card.
Clear all notifications.
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
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Adjusting the brightness
To adjust the brightness, drag the brightness adjustment bar to the left or right.
When battery power is low, the brightness adjustment bar disappears from the notifications
panel.
Using the quick setting buttons
From the notifications panel, you can view your device’s current status and use the following
options:
• Wi-Fi: Activate or deactivate the Wi-Fi feature. Refer to Connecting to a Wi-Fi network for
details.
• Sound / Vibrate / Mute: Activate or deactivate sound mode and silent mode. You can set
the device to vibrate or mute all sound in silent mode.
• Screen rotation: Allow or prevent the interface from rotating when you rotate the device.
Some apps do not allow screen rotation.
• Bluetooth: Activate or deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Mobile data: Activate or deactivate the mobile data connection.
• Mobile hotspot: Activate or deactivate the Wi-Fi tethering feature. Refer to Tethering
devices and using mobile hotspots for details.
• Sync: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of apps.
• Flight mode: Activate or deactivate flight mode.
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Home and Apps screens
Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. It displays widgets,
shortcuts to apps, and more. Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to
provide information and convenient access on your Home screen.
The Home screen can have multiple panels. To view other panels, scroll left or right. To
customise the Home screen, refer to Managing the Home and Apps screens for details.
A widget
An app
A folder
Screen indicators
Favourite apps
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Home screen options
Tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together on the Home screen to access the
options available on the Home screen.
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Apps screen
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including any new apps installed.
On the Home screen, tap to open the Apps screen. To view other panels, scroll left or right,
or select a screen indicator at the bottom of the screen. To customise the Apps screen, refer to
Managing the Home and Apps screens for details.
Access additional
options.
An app
Screen indicators
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Opening apps
On the Home screen or the Apps screen, select an app icon to open it.
To open the list of recently-used apps, tap
and select an app icon to open.
Closing an app
→ , and then tap End next to an app to close it. To close all running apps, tap End
Tap
→ .
all. Alternatively, tap
Installing or uninstalling apps
Samsung Apps
Use this app to purchase and download dedicated Samsung apps.
Tap Samsung Apps on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap
to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap Free. To purchase and
download apps where charges apply, tap the button that shows the app’s price.
By default, the device automatically updates any installed app when a new version is
available. To change the default setting or to update apps manually, tap → Settings
→ Auto update apps, and then select an option.
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Play Store
Use this app to purchase and download apps and games that are able to run on the device.
Tap Play Store on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap
to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
By default, the device automatically updates any installed app when a new version is
available. To change the default setting or to update apps manually, tap → Settings
→ Auto-update apps, and then select an option.
Managing apps
Uninstalling or disabling apps
To disable default apps, on the Apps screen, tap → Uninstall/disable apps.
apps that you can disable. Select an app and tap OK.
appears on
To uninstall downloaded apps, on the Apps screen, tap → Downloaded apps → →
Uninstall. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Application manager, select an
app, and then tap Uninstall.
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Enabling apps
On the Apps screen, tap → Show disabled apps, select apps, and then tap Done.
Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Application manager, scroll to DISABLED,
select an app, and then tap Enable.
• Hiding apps: Hide apps in the Apps screen only. You can continue to use hidden
apps.
• Disabling apps: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the
device. You cannot use disabled apps.
• Uninstalling apps: Uninstall downloaded apps.
Entering text
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create memos, and
more.
Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
Set options for the Samsung
keyboard.
Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap
it twice.
Delete a preceding character.
Break to the next line.
Enter numerals and punctuation
marks.
Enter a space.
Setting input languages
Tap → Select input languages, and then select the languages to use. If you select two or
more languages, you can change the languages by sliding the space key left or right.
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Changing the keyboard layout
Tap , select a language under INPUT LANGUAGES, and then select a keyboard layout to
use.
On 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap
repeatedly the key corresponding to the character.
Using additional keyboard functions
Tap and hold to use the following functions. Other icons may appear instead of the
depending on the last function that was used.
icon
• : Enter text by voice.
Change the language.
Open the keyboard.
Start or pause entering text by
voice.
Ensure that the Wi-Fi or mobile network is connected before using this feature. You
may incur additional charges when using this feature via the mobile network.
• : Add an item from the clipboard.
• : Set options for the keyboard.
Copying and pasting
1 Tap and hold over text.
2 Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text.
3 Tap Copy or Cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
4 Tap and hold at the point where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste. To paste text that
you have previously copied, tap Clipboard and select the text.
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Managing the Home and Apps screens
Managing the Home screen
Adding items
Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen.
To add widgets, on the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, tap Widgets, tap and hold
a widget, and then drag it to the Home screen.
Moving and removing an item
Tap and hold an item on the Home screen, and then drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
You can also move frequently-used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home
screen.
To remove an item, tap and hold the item. Then, drag it to Remove that appears at the top of
the screen.
Creating a folder
1 On the Home screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it to Create folder that appears
at the top of the screen.
2 Enter a folder name.
3 Tap , select the apps to move to the folder, and then tap Done.
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Managing panels
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel.
To add a panel, scroll left to the last panel, and then tap
.
To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of
the screen.
To set a panel as the main Home screen, tap
.
Managing the Apps screen
Changing view mode
On the Apps screen, tap → View as and select a sorting method.
Hiding apps
Hide apps that you do not want to see on the Apps screen.
On the Apps screen, tap → Hide apps, select apps, and then tap Done.
To display hidden apps, tap → Show hidden apps, select apps, and then tap Done.
Moving items
On the Apps screen, tap → Edit. Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
To move an item to a new panel, drag it to Create page that appears at the top of the screen.
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Changing the screen lock method
You can change the way that you lock the screen to prevent others accessing your personal
information.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock, and then select a screen
lock method. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
Pattern
Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.
Set a backup PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
PIN
A PIN consists of numbers only. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password
again to verify it.
Password
A password consists of characters and numbers. Enter at least four characters including
numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it.
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Setting wallpaper
Set an image or photo stored on the device as wallpaper for the Home screen or the locked
screen.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Display → Wallpaper. Alternatively, on the Home
screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Wallpapers.
2 Select a screen to change or apply wallpaper to.
3 Select a category, select an image, resize the frame if necessary, and then set it as
wallpaper.
Changing ringtones
Change ringtones for incoming calls and notifications.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Sound.
To set a ringtone for incoming calls, tap Ringtones → a SIM or USIM card → Ringtones,
select a ringtone, and then tap OK. To use a song stored on the device or in your account as a
ringtone, tap Add.
To set a ringtone for notifications, tap Ringtones → a SIM or USIM card → Notifications,
select a ringtone, and then tap OK.
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Setting up accounts
Adding accounts
Some apps used on your device require a registered account. Create accounts to have the
best experience with your device.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Add account and select an account service. Then, follow
the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
To sync content with your accounts, select an account and tick items to sync.
Removing accounts
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → ACCOUNTS, select an account, and then tap Remove
account.
Moving contacts from other devices to your
device
Moving contacts using Samsung Kies
Import a backup of your contacts from your computer via Samsung Kies to restore contacts
on your device. You can also back up contacts to the computer via Samsung Kies. Refer to
Connecting with Samsung Kies for details.
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Network connectivity
Connecting to a mobile network
Connect the device to a mobile network to use the Internet when a Wi-Fi network is not
available.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Data usage → a SIM or USIM card, and then tick Mobile
data. Alternatively, open the notifications panel and tap Mobile data to activate it.
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. Refer to Wi-Fi for additional options.
Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Wi-Fi. Alternatively, open the notifications panel and
tap and hold Wi-Fi.
2 Drag the Wi-Fi switch to the right.
3 Select a network from the list of detected Wi-Fi networks. Networks that require a
password appear with a lock icon.
4 Tap Connect. 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 tap
Forget.
Using Smart network switch
Use this feature to maintain a stable network connection when you browse webpages,
download content, and more. Before using this feature, ensure that the mobile data
connection and Wi-Fi features are activated.
You may incur additional charges when using this feature via a mobile network.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Wi-Fi, and then tick Smart network switch. The device
automatically switches from a Wi-Fi network to a mobile network when the current Wi-Fi
network is weak or unstable. When the Wi-Fi network signal becomes strong, the device
switches from the mobile network back to the Wi-Fi network.
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Tethering devices and using mobile hotspots
About tethering and mobile hotspots
Use this feature to share the device’s mobile data connection with computers and other
devices if an Internet connection is unavailable. Connections can be made via the Wi-Fi
feature, USB, or the Bluetooth feature.
You may incur additional charges when using this feature.
Using the mobile hotspot
Use your device as a mobile hotspot to share your device’s mobile data connection with other
devices.
Before using this feature
• Ensure that the Wi-Fi feature is deactivated.
• Ensure that the device’s mobile data connection is activated.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Tethering and Mobile hotspot → Mobile hotspot.
2 Drag the Mobile hotspot switch to the right.
• appears on the status bar. Other devices can find your device on the Wi-Fi networks
list.
• To set a password for the hotspot, tap → Configure and select the level of security.
Then, enter a password and tap Save.
3 On the other device’s screen, search for and select your device from the Wi-Fi networks
list.
4 On the connected device, use the device’s mobile data connection to access the Internet.
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Network connectivity
Using USB tethering
Share the device’s mobile data connection with a computer via a USB cable.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
2 Connect your device to the computer via the USB cable.
3 Tick USB tethering.
appears on the status bar when the two devices are connected.
4 On the computer, use your device’s mobile data connection.
Using Bluetooth tethering
Share the device’s mobile data connection with connected computers and other devices via
Bluetooth.
Before using this feature
• Ensure that your device is paired with the other device via Bluetooth. Refer to Bluetooth
for details.
• Ensure that the computer that you connect to supports the Bluetooth feature.
1 On your device, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
2 Tick Bluetooth tethering.
3 On the connected device, open the Bluetooth settings screen, tap → Internet access.
appears on the status bar when the two devices are connected.
4 On the connected device, use the device’s mobile data connection to access the Internet.
The connection methods may vary depending on the connected devices.
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Phone
Making calls
Tap Phone on the Apps screen.
Tap Keypad, enter a phone number, and then tap or to make a voice call. You can also
make calls to phone numbers listed in Logs, Favourites, and Contacts.
View call and message logs.
View favourite contacts.
Enter the number using the
keypad.
View the contacts list.
Access additional options.
Add the number to the contacts
list.
Preview the phone number.
Delete a preceding character.
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Making calls from call logs or contact lists
Tap Logs or Contacts, select a contact or a phone number, and then tap .
Making calls from the favourites list
You can easily call contacts that you communicate with frequently by adding them to the
favourite contacts list.
To add contacts to the favourites list, tap Contacts, select a contact, and then tap
.
To make a call to a favourite contact, select a contact, and then tap .
Number prediction
Tap Keypad.
When entering numbers on the keypad, automatic predictions appear. Select one of these to
make a call.
Speed dial numbers
Tap Keypad.
For speed dial numbers, tap and hold the corresponding digit.
To assign a contact to a speed dial number, tap and hold an available speed dial number on
the keypad, tap OK, and then select a contact. Or, tap → Speed dial, select a number, and
then select a contact.
Making an international call
Tap Keypad.
Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears. Enter the country code, area code, and phone
number, and then tap or .
To block outgoing international calls, tap → Settings → Call → Additional settings → a
SIM or USIM card → Call barring. Then, select a call type and deselect International calls.
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Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
If the call waiting service is activated, 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.
If a call notification pop-up window appears while you are using an app, tap Reject in the
pop-up window.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the reject message bar upwards.
To create various rejection messages, on the Apps screen, tap Phone → → Settings → Call
→ Set up call reject messages → Create.
Missed calls
If a call is missed, appears on the status bar. Open the notifications panel to view the list of
missed calls. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Phone → Logs to view missed calls.
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During a call
During a voice call
The following actions are available:
• : Increase the volume.
• Add call: Dial a second call.
• Keypad: Open the keypad.
• End call: End the current call.
• Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone. When using the speakerphone, speak
into the microphone at the top of the device and keep the device away from your ears.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• → Contacts: Open the contacts list.
• → Memo: Create a memo.
• → Message: Send a message.
• → Hold: Hold a call. Tap Resume call to retrieve the held call.
• → Settings: Change the call settings.
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Contacts
Adding contacts
Moving contacts from other devices
You can move contacts from other devices to your device. Refer to Moving contacts from
other devices to your device for details.
Creating contacts manually
1 On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
2 Tap and enter contact information.
• : Add an image.
• /
: Add or delete a contact field.
3 Tap Save.
To add a phone number to the contacts list from the keypad, tap Keypad, enter the number,
and then tap Add to contacts.
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Managing contacts
Editing a contact
1 On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
2 Select a contact to edit and tap .
3 Edit the contact information or tap Add another field to add more contact information.
4 Tap Save.
Deleting a contact
Select a contact to delete, tap → Delete.
Sharing a contact
Select a contact to share, tap → Share name card, and then select a sharing method.
Managing groups
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts →
.
Creating a new group
Tap
, set details for the group, add contacts, and then tap Save.
Adding contacts to a group
Select a group, and then tap
. Select contacts to add, and then tap Done.
Deleting groups
Tap
, select user-added groups, and then tap Done.
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Importing and exporting contacts
Import contacts from storage services to your device or export contacts from the device to
storage services.
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
Tap → Settings → Contacts → Import/export, and then select an import or export option.
Searching for contacts
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• : Make a voice call.
• : Compose a message.
• : Compose an email.
Adding shortcuts for contacts to the Home screen
Add shortcuts to contacts that you frequently communicate with on the Home screen.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
2 Select a contact.
3 Tap → Add shortcut to home screen.
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Messages & email
Messages
Sending messages
Send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS).
You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages while you are
outside your home service area.
1 Tap Messages on the Apps screen.
2 Tap .
3 Add recipients and enter a message.
Access additional options.
Enter recipients.
Select contacts from the
contacts list.
Enter a message.
Send the message.
Attach files.
4 Tap
or
to send the message.
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Messages & email
While composing a message, tap to use one of the following options:
• Insert smiley: Enter emoticons.
• Add subject: Enter a subject.
• Add slide: Add message slides.
• Schedule message: Set a specified time and date for a message to be sent.
• Discard: Cancel composing the message.
• Font size: Change the font size of text in the text field.
Sending scheduled messages
While composing a message, tap → Schedule message. Set a time and date and tap Done.
• 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.
Viewing incoming messages
Incoming messages are grouped into message threads by contact. Select a contact to view
the person’s messages.
You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages while you are
outside your home service area.
While viewing a message, tap to use one of the following options:
• Add recipients: Add recipients to send the message to.
• Insert smiley: Enter emoticons.
• Add subject: Enter a subject.
• Add slide: Add message slides.
• Schedule message: Set a specified time and date from a message to be sent.
• Add to spam numbers / Remove from spam numbers: Identify a phone number as
spam or remove a phone number from the spam list.
• Discard: Cancel composing the message.
• Font size: Change the font size of text in the text field.
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Managing messages
While viewing the list of messages, tap and use the following options:
• Select: Select messages to delete or to identify them as spam.
• Delete: Delete all or selected messages.
• Spam filter: View spam messages.
• Font size: Change the font size of text in the text field.
• Settings: Change message settings.
Email
Setting up email accounts
Tap Email on the Apps screen.
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 the on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap → Settings → Add account.
Sending messages
Tap Email on the Apps screen.
Tap
at the bottom of the screen. Enter recipients, subject, and message, and then tap
Tap
to add a recipient from the contacts list.
Tap
to attach images, videos, and others.
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Messages & email
Sending scheduled messages
While composing a message, tap → Scheduled email. Tick Scheduled email, set a time and
date, and then tap Done.
• 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
Tap Email on the Apps screen.
Tap , select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve
new messages, tap .
Tap a message to read.
Delete the message.
Access additional options.
Add this email address to the
contacts list.
Mark the message as a reminder.
Open attachments.
Forward the message.
Reply to all recipients.
Go to the previous or next
message.
Reply to the message.
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Adding contacts to the priority list
Set contacts that you communicate with frequently as priority contacts.
Tap → Settings → Priority sender settings → Priority senders →
or select contacts to add, and then tap OK.
To add more contacts to the priority list, tap
To remove contacts from the priority list, tap
, enter email addresses
.
, select contacts, and then tap Delete.
Google Mail
Use this app to quickly and directly access the Google Mail service.
Tap Google Mail on the Apps screen.
• This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This app may be labelled differently depending on the region or service provider.
Sending messages
Tap
, enter recipients, a subject, and a message, and then tap
.
Reading messages
Tap a message to read.
Keep the message for long-term
storage.
Delete the message.
Access additional options.
Mark the message as a reminder.
Reply to the message.
Preview attachment.
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Camera
Taking photos or videos
About taking photos or videos
Use this app to take photos or videos.
Use Gallery to view photos and videos taken with the device’s camera. Refer to Viewing
content on the device for details.
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.
• 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.
• The front camera lens is suitable for taking wide-angle photos. Minor distortion
may occur in wide-angle photos and does not indicate device performance
problems.
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Camera
1 Tap Camera on the Apps screen.
2 Tap to take a photo or to take a video.
View more options.
Display current
mode.
Start taking a video.
Take a photo.
Change the
shooting mode.
View photos and
videos you have
taken.
Viewing photos or videos
You can view photos or videos immediately after taking them by opening the preview
thumbnail on the camera screen.
Tap the preview thumbnail at the bottom left of the screen.
Launching Camera on the locked screen
To quickly take photos of special moments, launch Camera on the locked screen.
1 On the locked screen, drag
outside the large circle.
is not shown, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen, and then tick
If
Camera shortcut.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
2 Tap
to take a photo or
to take a video.
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Using the shooting mode
Several photo effects are available.
On the Apps screen, tap Camera →
.
• Auto: Use this to allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal
mode for the photo.
• Sound & shot: Use this to take a photo with sound. Tap
records a few seconds of audio after taking a photo.
to take a photo. The device
While taking photos in this mode, sound is recorded by the internal microphone.
• Panorama: Take a photo composed of many photos strung together. The device
in Gallery.
identifies the photo with
To get the best shot, follow these tips:
– – Move the camera slowly in one direction.
– – Keep the camera’s viewfinder within the guide frame.
– – Avoid taking photos of a subject in front of unrecognisable backgrounds, such as
empty skies or plain walls.
• Night: Use this setting for images taken in darker conditions.
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Applying filter effects
Use the filter effects to take unique photos or videos.
1 Tap Camera on the Apps screen.
2 Tap , and then select an effect to apply.
Using the zoom feature
Zoom in and out the screen when taking photos or videos.
Use one of the following methods:
• Use the Volume button to zoom in or out.
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
The zoom in/out effect is available when using the zoom feature while shooting
video.
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Changing Camera settings
Reorganising camera shortcuts
1 On the Apps screen, tap Camera → → → → Edit quick settings.
2 Tap and hold an item and drag it to a slot at the top of the screen.
You can reorganise camera shortcuts for fast and easy access on the preview screen.
Configuring settings
→ . Not all of the following options are available
On the Apps screen, tap Camera →
in both still camera and video camera modes. The available options vary depending on the
mode used.
• Photo size / Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. But it
takes up more memory.
• Metering modes: Select a metering method. This determines how light values are
calculated. Centre-weighted measures background light in the centre of the scene. Spot
measures the light value at a specific location. Matrix averages the entire scene.
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• Location tag: Set the device to attach the location tag to the photo.
When you share a photo with the location tag attached, the location information may
be exposed to others.
• Volume key: Set the device to use the Volume button to control the shutter or zoom
function.
• Timer: Use this for delayed-time shots.
• White balance: Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour
range. The settings are designed for specific lighting situations. These settings are similar
to the heat range for white-balance exposure in professional cameras.
• Brightness: Change the brightness.
• Guidelines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Flash: Activate or deactivate the flash.
• Contextual filename: Set the camera to add contextual tags, such as location
information, to filenames.
• Storage: Select the memory location for storage.
• Edit quick settings: Reorganise shortcuts to frequently-used options.
• Reset: Reset the camera settings.
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Gallery
Viewing content on the device
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
Create an album.
Take a photo.
Change the sorting method.
Access additional options.
Images and videos
2 Select an image.
• Selecting multiple images:
When you tap and hold an image,
select more.
appears on the image. Then, tap images to
• Selecting all images:
When you tap and hold an image,
appears on the image. Then, tick Select all.
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3 Select an option.
Send the image to others.
Modify the image.
Move to the previous screen.
Access additional options.
Delete the image.
Accessing additional options
Use additional options, such as sorting content, viewing slideshows, and more.
On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → , and then use the following options:
• Select album: Select albums.
• Select item: Select images or videos.
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current folder.
• Sort by oldest: Sort the oldest images and videos on the device.
• Settings: Change the Gallery settings.
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Internet & SNS
Internet
Browsing webpages
1 Tap Internet on the Apps screen.
2 Tap the address field. To change the search engine, tap the search engine icon next to the
web address field.
3 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go. To search the web by voice, tap
To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen.
Read an article in reading mode.
Open the webpage window
manager.
Bookmark the current webpage.
Access additional options.
Refresh the current webpage.
Move to the home page.
Move to the previously-visited
page.
View bookmarked webpages.
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Internet & SNS
Managing the webpage history
Tap Internet on the Apps screen.
Tap
→ History to open a webpage from the list of recently-visited webpages.
To clear the history, tap → Clear history.
To delete webpages in the history, tap → Select, select webpages to delete, and then tap
Chrome
Use this app to search for information and browse webpages.
Tap Chrome on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Tap the address field, enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go.
Hangouts
Use this app to chat and socialise with your friends individually or in groups.
Tap Hangouts on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a friend from the friends list or enter data to search and select a friend from the results
to start chatting.
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Internet & SNS
ChatON
Use this app to chat and socialise with your friends individually or in groups. When you sign in
to your Samsung account, you can view all your chat history sent from registered devices.
Tap ChatON on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
Select buddies to start chatting.
View or edit profile details.
View notifications.
View a list of chats.
Access additional options.
Download items and view a list
of recommended buddies.
View a list of buddies.
Search for buddies.
Add buddies to the list of
buddies.
My profile
List of buddies
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Voice features
Voice Recorder
Recording voice memos
Tap Voice Recorder on the Apps screen.
Tap to start recording. Speak into the microphone. Tap
recording, tap . Tap to finish recording.
to pause recording. To cancel
Access additional options.
Recording elapsed time
Start recording.
Display the list of voice memos.
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Playing voice memos
Tap Voice Recorder on the Apps screen.
Tap
and select a voice memo to play.
• /
: Pause or resume playback.
• /
: Skip to the previous or next voice memo.
Managing voice memos
On the Apps screen, tap Voice Recorder →
.
Tap and select one of the following:
• Select: Select voice memos to share or delete.
• Delete: Select voice memos to delete.
• Settings: Change the voice recorder settings.
Renaming voice memos
Tap and hold the voice memo, tap → Rename, enter the name for the voice memo, and
then tap OK.
Voice Search
Use this app to search webpages by speaking.
Tap Voice Search on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Say a keyword or phrase when Speak now appears on the screen.
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Multimedia
Video
Playing videos
Tap Video on the Apps screen.
Select a video to play.
Change screen ratio.
Adjust the volume.
Access additional
options.
Move forwards or
backwards by
dragging the bar.
Pause and resume
playback.
Skip to the previous
video. Tap and hold to
move backwards
quickly.
Skip to the next video.
Tap and hold to move
forwards quickly.
To customise the control panel location during playback, tap → Settings, tick Mini
controller, and then tap Close. Then, tap or to move the control panel to either side of
the screen.
This feature is available only in landscape orientation.
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Sharing or deleting videos
Tap Video on the Apps screen.
Tap → Select, select videos, tap → Share via, and then select a sharing method.
Tap → Delete, select videos, and then tap Done.
Radio
Listen to music and news on the FM radio. To listen to the FM radio, you must connect a
headset, which serves as the radio antenna.
Tap Radio on the Apps screen.
Listening to the FM radio
Plug a headset into the device before launching the FM radio.
The FM radio scans and saves available stations automatically when running for the
first time.
Tap
to turn on the FM radio. Select the radio station you want from the stations list and tap
to return to the FM radio screen.
Adjust the volume.
Record a song from the FM radio.
Access additional options.
Add the current radio station to
the favourites list.
Enter radio station frequency
manually.
Fine-tune the frequency.
Search for an available radio
station.
View the list of favourite stations.
View the list of available stations.
Turn the FM radio on or off.
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Scanning radio stations
Tap → Scan, and then select a scan option. The FM radio scans and saves available stations
automatically.
Select the radio station you want from the stations list and tap
screen.
to return to the FM radio
Adding stations to the favourites list
Scroll to a radio station, and then tap
to add the station to the favourites list.
YouTube
Use this app to watch videos from the YouTube website.
Tap YouTube on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Watching videos
Tap
and select a category. To search for a video by entering a keyword, tap
.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display full screen.
Sharing videos
Select the video to view, tap , and then select a sharing method.
Uploading videos
Tap
tap
→ Uploads → → Upload, select a video, enter information for the video, and then
.
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Google+
Use this app to stay connected with people via Google’s social network service.
Tap Google+ on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Tap All to change the category, and then scroll up or down to view posts from your circles.
Photos
Use this app to manage photos, albums, and videos that you have saved on the device and
uploaded to Google+.
Tap Photos on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play Games
Use this app to download and play games.
Tap Play Games on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Play Books
Use this app to read and download book files.
Tap Play Books on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play Movies & TV
Use this app to watch, download, and rent movies or TV shows.
Tap Play Movies & TV on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play Music
Use this app to listen to music from the device or stream music from the Google cloud
service.
Tap Play Music on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play Newsstand
Use this app to read the latest news articles.
Tap Play Newsstand on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Utilities
S Planner
Starting S Planner
Use this app to manage events and tasks.
Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
Change view mode.
Access additional options.
Go to today's date.
Create events or tasks.
Tap and use the following:
• Go to: Move to a specific date.
• Delete: Delete events or tasks.
• Search: Search for events or tasks.
• Sync: Sync events and tasks with your accounts.
• Calendars: Select the calendars to display.
• Settings: Change settings for S Planner.
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Creating events or tasks
1 Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
2 Tap . Alternatively, select a date with no events or tasks in it and tap the date again.
If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap
.
3 Select either event or task and enter details.
• Add event: Set a start and end date for an event. You can set an optional repeat
setting.
• Add task: Add a task to do on a specific date. You can set an optional priority setting.
Select an item.
Select a calendar to use or sync
with.
Enter a title.
Set a start and end date for the
event.
Add more details.
4 Tap Save to save the event or task.
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Syncing events and tasks with your accounts
Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
To sync events and tasks with your accounts, tap → Sync.
To add accounts to sync with, tap → Calendars → Add account. Then, select an account
to sync with and sign in. When an account is added, a green circle is displayed next to the
account name.
To change an account’s syncing option, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → ACCOUNTS, and
then select an account service.
Deleting events or tasks
Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
To delete events or tasks, tap → Delete, select the events or tasks, and then tap Done → OK.
To delete an event or task while viewing it, tap → Delete → OK.
To mark tasks as completed, tap a date that has tasks in it and tick completed tasks.
Sharing events or tasks
Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
To share an event or task while viewing it, tap → Share via, and then select a sharing
method.
Calculator
Use this app for simple or complex calculations.
Tap Calculator on the Apps screen.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator. If Screen
rotation is disabled, tap → Scientific calculator.
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Clock
Alarm
On the Apps screen, tap Clock → Alarm.
Setting alarms
Tap in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set
other various alarm options, and then tap Save. To activate or deactivate alarms, tap next
to the alarm in the alarms list.
• Snooze: Set an interval and the number of times for the alarm to repeat after the preset
time.
• Smart alarm: Set a time and tone for the smart alarm. A smart alarm starts at a low
volume a few minutes before a preset alarm is scheduled to sound. The volume of the
smart alarm increases gradually until you turn it off or the preset alarm sounds.
Stopping alarms
Drag outside the large circle to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze
outside the large circle to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time.
option, drag
Deleting alarms
Tap → Delete, select alarms, and then tap Done.
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World clock
On the Apps screen, tap Clock → World clock.
Creating clocks
Tap
and enter a city name or select a city from the cities list.
Deleting clocks
Tap → Delete, select clocks, and then tap Done.
Stopwatch
On the Apps screen, tap Clock → Stopwatch.
Tap Start to time an event. Tap Lap to record lap times.
Tap Stop to stop timing. To clear lap times, tap Reset.
Timer
On the Apps screen, tap Clock → Timer.
Set the duration, and then tap Start.
Drag
outside the large circle when the timer goes off.
Drive
Use this app to access files stored in your Google Drive storage service. You can store all your
files in one place, access them from anywhere, and share them with others.
Tap Drive on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Google
Use this app to search the Internet. You can also use it to search for apps and app content
saved on the device or memory card.
Tap Google on the Apps screen.
This app 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 say a keyword.
Google Now
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 you launch Google for the first time. To change Google Now settings,
tap → Settings, and then drag the Google Now switch to the left or right.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Maps
Use this app to pinpoint the location of the device, search for places, or get directions.
Tap Maps on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Searching for locations
Search for locations by entering an address or a keyword. Once the location is found, select a
location to view the detailed information. Refer to the help for more information.
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Utilities
Getting directions for a destination
Tap to set starting and ending locations, and then select a travel method. The device shows
the routes to get to the destination.
Memo
Use this app to record important information to save and view at a later date.
Tap Memo on the Apps screen.
Adding and managing categories
Create categories to sort and manage your memos.
On the memos list, tap
→ Manage categories.
To add a new category, tap
To delete a category, tap
, enter a category name, and then tap OK.
next to the category.
To rename a category, tap and hold a category name, enter a new name for the category, and
then tap OK.
To change the category order, tap
position.
next to a category and drag it up or down to another
Composing memos
Tap on the memos list and enter a memo. While composing a memo, use the following
options:
• : Create or set a category.
• : Insert images.
• : Make a voice recording to insert.
To save the memo, tap Save.
To edit a memo, tap a memo, and then tap the content of the memo.
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Searching for memos
Tap
on the memos list and enter a keyword to search for memos that include the keyword.
Deleting memos
Tap → Delete, select memos, and then tap Done.
To delete the memo while viewing it, tap → Delete.
My Files
About My Files
Use this app to access all kinds of files stored in the device, including images, videos, songs,
and sound clips.
Tap My Files on the Apps screen.
Search for files or folders.
View storage information.
Access additional options.
View files by categories.
Add a shortcut to a folder.
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Viewing files
Tap My Files on the Apps screen.
Select a folder to open it. To go up a level in the directory, tap . To return to the My Files main
screen, tap .
Select a folder, tap , and then use one of the following options:
• Select item: Select files or folders.
• Create folder: Create a folder.
• View as: Change the view mode.
• Sort by: Sort files or folders.
• Add shortcut: Add a shortcut to the folder on the Home screen or the My Files main
screen.
• Settings: Change the file manager settings.
Tap and hold a file or folder, and then use one of the following options:
• : Send files to others or share them.
• : Delete files or folders.
• → Move: Move files or folders to another folder.
• → Copy: Copy files or folders to another folder.
• → Rename: Rename a file or folder.
• → Zip: Compress files or folders to create a zip file.
• → Details: View file or folder details.
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Downloads
Use this app to see what files are downloaded through the app.
Tap Downloads on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a file to open it with an appropriate app.
To sort the files by date, name, or size, tap → Sort by.
To clear the history, tap → Clear list.
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Connecting with other devices
Bluetooth
About 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.
Before using this feature
• Ensure that the Bluetooth feature is activated on your device and the devices you want to
connect to.
• Ensure that both devices are set as visible to other Bluetooth devices.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth, drag the Bluetooth switch to the right,
and then tap Scan. Detected devices are listed.
To set the device as visible to other devices, tap the device name.
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Connecting with other devices
2 Select a device to pair with.
If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming
the auto-generated passkey.
3 Accept the Bluetooth authorisation request on both devices to confirm.
Sending and receiving data
Many apps support data transfer via Bluetooth. You can share data, such as contacts or media
files, with other Bluetooth devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image
to another device.
Sending an image
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap → Bluetooth, and then select a device to pair with.
If the device you want to pair with is not on the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option. Or, set your device as visible to other devices.
4 Accept the Bluetooth authorisation request on the other device.
Receiving an image
When another device sends you an image, accept the Bluetooth authorisation request. The
received image is saved in the Gallery → Download folder.
Unpairing Bluetooth devices
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth.
The device displays the paired devices on the list.
2 Tap next to the device’s name to unpair.
3 Tap Unpair.
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Connecting with other devices
Using the mobile printing feature
Connect the device to a printer to print images or documents.
Some printers may not be compatible with the device.
Before using this feature
• Ensure that the Wi-Fi feature or Wi-Fi Direct is activated on your device and the printer.
Adding printer plug-ins
Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Printing → Add printer, and search for a printer plug-in
in Play Store. Select a printer plug-in and install it.
Connecting to a printer
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Printing, select a printer plug-in, and then drag the
switch at the top right of the screen to the right. The device searches for printers that are
connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. Select a printer to use as the default
printer.
To add printers manually, select a printer plug-in, tap → Add printer →
then tap OK.
, enter details, and
To change print settings, select a printer plug-in and tap → Printing settings.
Printing content
While viewing content, such as images or documents, tap → Print, and then select a printer.
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Device & data manager
Upgrading the device
The device can be upgraded to the latest software.
Upgrading over the air
The device can be directly upgraded to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air
(FOTA) service.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → About device → Software update → Update.
Upgrading with Samsung Kies
Download the latest Samsung Kies from the Samsung website. 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.
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Device & data manager
Transferring files between the device and a
computer
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
• Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files.
Doing so may cause data loss or device damage.
• Do not disconnect the device from the computer when you play files saved in the
device on the connected computer. After you finish playing the file, disconnect the
device from the computer.
• The devices may not connect properly if they are connected via a USB hub. Directly
connect the device to the computer’s USB port.
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.
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Device & data manager
Connecting with Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is a computer app that manages media contents and personal information
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.
Backing up and restoring data
Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up
your sensitive information to a backup account and access it later.
Using a Google account
1 Tap Settings on the Apps screen.
2 Tap Backup and reset and tick Back up my data.
3 Tap Backup account and select an account as the backup account.
To restore data, you must sign in to your Google account via the setup wizard. You can
launch and open the setup wizard by performing a factory data reset on the device.
If you do not sign in to your Google account via the setup wizard, you cannot restore
the backup data.
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Using a Samsung account
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Add account → Samsung account, and then sign
into your Samsung account.
2 Tap Samsung account → Backup, tick the items to back up, and then tap Back up now
→ Back up.
To restore data, tap Restore, select the items to restore, and then tap Restore now.
Performing a data reset
Delete all settings and data on the device. Before performing a factory data reset, ensure you
back up all important data stored on the device. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for
details.
1 Tap Settings on the Apps screen.
2 Tap Backup and reset → Factory data reset.
3 Tap Reset device → Erase everything.
The device automatically restarts.
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Settings
About Settings
Use this app to configure the device, set app options, and add accounts.
Tap Settings on the Apps screen.
WIRELESS AND NETWORKS
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi, and then drag the Wi-Fi switch to the right.
You can maintain a stable network connection by automatically selecting either the Wi-Fi or
mobile network to use the strongest signal. To automatically switch between networks, tick
Smart network switch.
To use options, tap .
• Scan: Search for available networks.
• Wi-Fi Direct: Activate Wi-Fi Direct and connect devices directly via Wi-Fi to share files.
• 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.
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Settings
Setting Wi-Fi sleep policy
Tap → 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 mobile networks if it is set
to use them. This may incur data transfer fees. To avoid additional charges, set this
option to Always.
Setting Network notification
The device can detect open Wi-Fi networks and display an icon on the status bar to notify
when available.
Tap → Advanced and tick Network notification to activate this feature.
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
Tap → Wi-Fi Direct.
Bluetooth
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth, and then drag the Bluetooth switch to the right.
To use more options, tap .
• Visibility timeout: Set duration that the device is visible.
• Received files: View received files via the Bluetooth feature.
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Settings
Tethering and Mobile hotspot
Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other
devices. Refer to Tethering devices and using mobile hotspots for details.
On the Settings screen, tap Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
• Mobile hotspot: Use the mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection
with computers or other devices through the Wi-Fi network. You can use this feature
when the network connection is not available.
• USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile data connection with
a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless
modem for the computer.
• Bluetooth tethering: Use Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile data
connection with computers or other devices via Bluetooth.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
On the Settings screen, tap Flight mode.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount and customise the settings for the limitation.
On the Settings screen, tap Data usage.
• Mobile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Set mobile data limit: Set a limit for mobile data usage.
• Data usage cycle: Set a monthly reset date to monitor data usage between periods.
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.
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Settings
• Auto sync data: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of apps. You can select what
information to sync for each account in Settings → ACCOUNTS.
• Show Wi-Fi usage: Set the device to show your data usage via Wi-Fi.
• Mobile hotspots: Select mobile hotspots to prevent apps that are running in the
background from using them.
SIM card manager
Activate your SIM or USIM cards and customise the SIM card settings.
On the Settings screen, tap SIM card manager.
• Voice call: Select a SIM or USIM card for voice calls.
• Data service network: Select a SIM or USIM card for data service.
• Receive incoming calls: Set whether or not to allow incoming calls from the GPRS
network while using data services.
• Dual SIM always on: Set the device to allow incoming calls from the other SIM or USIM
card during a call.
When this feature is enabled, you may incur additional charges for call forwarding
depending on the region or service provider.
More networks
Customise settings to control networks.
On the Settings screen, tap More networks.
Default messaging app
Select the default app to use for messaging.
VPN
Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
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Mobile networks
• Mobile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Data roaming: Set the device to use data connections when you are roaming.
• Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs).
• Network operators: Search for available networks and select a network for roaming.
DEVICE
Lock screen
Change settings for the locked screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen.
• Screen lock: Activate the screen lock feature. The following options may vary depending
on the screen lock feature selected.
• Dual clock: Set the device to show the dual clock.
• Show date: Set the device to show the date with the clock.
• Camera shortcut: Set the device to show the camera shortcut on the locked screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Owner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock.
• Unlock effect: Select an effect that you see when you unlock the screen.
• Help text: Set the device to show the help text on the locked screen.
Sound
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Sound.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, system sounds, and
notifications.
• Ringtones: Add or select a ringtone for incoming calls.
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• Vibrate when ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Dialling keypad tone: Set the device to sound when you tap the buttons on the keypad.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when you select an app or option on the touch
screen.
• Screen lock sound: Set the device to sound when you lock or unlock the touch screen.
Display
Change the settings for the display.
On the Settings screen, tap 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.
• 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.
• Font size: Change the font size.
• Increase legibility: Sharpen the text to make it easier to read.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.
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Settings
Call
Customise the settings for calling features.
On the Settings screen, tap Call.
• 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 a call when you press the
Home button.
– – The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when pressing the Power
button.
• 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.
– – 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: Add or select a ringtone for incoming 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.
• Voicemail:
– – 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.
• 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.
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Settings
Storage
View memory information for your device and memory card, or format a memory card.
On the Settings screen, tap Storage.
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 apps occupy part of the memory.
The available capacity may change when you upgrade the device.
Battery
View the amount of battery power consumed by your device.
On the Settings screen, tap Battery.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.
Application manager
View and manage the apps on your device.
On the Settings screen, tap Application manager.
PERSONAL
Location
Change settings for location information permissions.
On the Settings screen, tap Location, and then drag the Location switch to the right.
• Power saving: View the method to collect your location data.
• RECENT LOCATION REQUESTS: View which apps request your current location
information and their battery usage.
• LOCATION SERVICES: View the location services your device is using.
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Settings
Security
Change settings for securing the device and the SIM or USIM card.
On the Settings screen, tap Security.
• 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.
• 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 networks.
• SIM Change Alert: Activate or deactivate the Find my mobile feature which helps locate
the device when lost or stolen.
• Go to website: 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.
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Settings
• Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources.
• Verify apps: Set the device to allow Google to check the apps for harmful behaviour
before installing them.
• Storage type: Set a storage type for credential files.
• Trusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various apps.
• 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.
Language and input
Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the
selected language.
On the Settings screen, tap Language and input.
Language
Select a display language for all menus and apps.
Default
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
Samsung keyboard
To change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap
.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• English(UK): Select a default keyboard layout.
• Select 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.
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Settings
• Auto replacement: Set the device to correct misspelled and incomplete words by
tapping the space bar or punctuation mark.
• 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.
• Keyboard swipe:
– – None: Set the device to deactivate the keyboard swipe feature.
– – Continuous input: Set the device to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.
– – Cursor control: Enable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the cursor by
scrolling the keyboard.
– – Flick input: Enable or disable the keyboard to enter numbers or symbols when you
tap and hold a key, and then flick your finger upwards.
• Sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Character preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped.
• Tap and hold delay: Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
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.
Voice search
• Language: Select a language for the voice recognition.
• “Ok Google” hotword detection: Set the device to begin voice recognition when you say
the wake-up command while using the search app.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Settings
• 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.
• Personalised recognition: Set the device to use information from your Google
dashboard to improve speech recognition accuracy.
• Bluetooth headset: Set the device to allow a voice search with a Bluetooth headset,
when one 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.
• Default language status: View the status of the default language for the text-to-speech
feature.
Pointer speed
Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device.
Backup and reset
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
On the Settings screen, tap Backup and reset.
• Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and app data to the Google server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set the device to restore settings and app data when the apps are
reinstalled on the device.
• Factory data reset: Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data.
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Settings
ACCOUNTS
Add account
Add email or SNS accounts.
On the Settings screen, tap Add account.
SYSTEM
Date and time
Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date.
On the Settings screen, tap Date and time.
If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date
is reset.
• Automatic date and time: Automatically update the time and date when moving across
time zones.
• Automatic time zone: Set the device to receive time zone information from the network
when you move across time zones.
• Set date: Set the current date manually.
• Set time: Set the current time manually.
• Select time zone: Set the home time zone.
• Use 24-hour format: Display time in 24-hour format.
• Select date format: Select a date format.
Accessibility
You can use this feature to access settings to improve accessibility to the device. Refer to
Accessibility for details.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.
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Settings
Printing
Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search for available
printers or add one manually to print files via Wi-Fi or cloud services.
On the Settings screen, tap Printing.
About device
Access device information, edit the device name, or update device software.
On the Settings screen, tap About device.
Google Settings
Use this app to configure settings for some features provided by Google.
Tap Google Settings on the Apps screen.
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Accessibility
Accessibility
Accessibility menus are special features for those with certain physical disabilities, such as
poor eyesight or hearing impairment. You can use the following features:
• TalkBack
• Changing the font size
• Magnifying the screen
• Notification reminders
• Turning off all sounds
• Flash notification
• Mono audio mode
• Setting tap and hold delay options
• Interaction control mode
• Changing the method for answering or ending calls
To use accessibility menus, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility.
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TalkBack
Activating or deactivating TalkBack
When you activate TalkBack, the device reads aloud the text on the screen or selected
features. This feature is useful if you cannot see or have difficulty viewing the screen.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → TalkBack.
2 Drag the TalkBack switch to the right.
To deactivate TalkBack, drag the TalkBack switch to the left.
3 Tap OK.
When you activate TalkBack, the device provides voice feedback and reads aloud the features
you select. Also, the device provides voice feedback when the screen turns off, when you
have new notifications, and more.
When you activate Explore by touch while using TalkBack, the device reads selected items
aloud. Firstly, the device reads aloud items on the screen when you tap them. Then, the
device will perform the function or open the app if you tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly. If Explore by touch is deactivated, the device cannot perform various features that
require finger gestures.
To activate Explore by touch, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → TalkBack
→ Settings, and then tick Explore by touch.
Some features are not available while you are using TalkBack.
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Controlling the screen with finger gestures
You can use various finger gestures to control the screen while you are using TalkBack. If
Explore by touch is deactivated, the device cannot perform some of the features that require
finger gestures.
To activate Explore by touch, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → TalkBack
→ Settings, and then tick Explore by touch.
• Exploring the screen: Place a finger on the screen and move your finger to explore the
screen. Select and hold on an item and the device reads aloud the item. When you
release your finger, the item under your finger is selected.
• Selecting items: Tap an item to select it. Or, select and hold on an item while exploring
the screen, and then release your finger.
• Opening the selected item: While selected items are read aloud, when you hear the item
you want, release your finger from the item. Then, tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly.
• Selecting the previous item: Scroll quickly upwards or to the left on the screen with one
finger.
• Selecting the next item: Scroll quickly downwards or to the right on the screen with one
finger.
• Scrolling the lists: Scroll the screen upwards or downwards with two fingers.
• Returning to the previous page: Scroll the screen to the right with two fingers.
• Moving to the next page: Scroll the screen to the left with two fingers.
• Unlocking the screen: Scroll the screen in any direction within the locked screen area with
two fingers.
• Opening notifications panel: Drag the top of the screen downwards with two fingers.
You can configure finger gesture settings for TalkBack in Manage gestures. Refer to
Configuring finger gesture settings for details.
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Configuring finger gesture settings
When you use TalkBack, you can perform actions using finger gestures. You can perform
actions such as, returning to the previous screen, opening the Home screen, and more.
Configure finger gestures before using them.
Configuring settings for vertical gestures
You can use two-part vertical gestures by dragging your finger upwards and downwards from
the bottom of the screen, or vice versa.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → TalkBack → Settings → Manage
gestures → Two-part vertical gestures. Then, select one of the following features:
• Move to the first and last items on screen: When you drag your finger upwards and
then downwards on the screen, the first item at the top of the screen is selected. When
you drag your finger downwards and then upwards on the screen, the last item at the
bottom of the screen is selected.
• Cycle through reading granularities: When you drag your finger upwards and then
downwards on the screen, the reading unit changes. The reading unit changes to page,
paragraph, line, word, character, and default. When you drag your finger downwards and
then upwards on the screen, the reading units change in reverse order.
Configuring settings for shortcut gestures
Use this feature to configure eight shortcut gestures. You can configure gestures such as,
dragging your finger upwards and then to the right without releasing it, and more. You can
change shortcut gestures or assign features to empty shortcuts.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → TalkBack → Settings → Manage
gestures. Select a gesture, and then assign a feature to it.
The following features are available:
• Back button: Return to the previous screen.
• Home button: Open the Home screen.
• Recent apps button: Open the list of recently-used apps.
• Open notifications: Open the notifications panel.
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• Open global context menu: Open the global contextual menu. Tap and hold the
screen to open the circular global contextual menu. You can use features, such as Quick
navigation, Read from top, Spell last utterance, and Read from next item. Then,
explore menus by drawing a circle with your finger without releasing it. When you find
the menu you want, release your finger from the menu to select it.
Tap Pause feedback at the top left of the screen to pause voice feedback.
Tap TalkBack Settings at the top right of the screen to access the TalkBack settings. Refer
to Configuring settings for TalkBack for details.
• Open local context menu: Open the local contextual menu. You can select a unit for
reading text on the screen. When you use this feature while entering text, contextual
menus, such as the cursor control menu, are available. Tap and hold the screen to open
the circular contextual menu. Then, explore menus by drawing a circle with your finger
without releasing it. When you find the menu you want, release your finger from the
menu to select it.
• Read from top: Read items aloud from the first item to the last item in order.
• Read from next item: Read items aloud starting from the item next to the selected item
in order.
Changing reading units
When you use TalkBack, you can listen to the text on the screen. You can drag your finger up,
down, left, or right to select the text you want. By default, the device reads text aloud in the
selected area. Or, you can set the device to read text in other reading units, such as lines or
paragraphs.
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Changing reading units by using the local contextual menu
1 Select some text to read.
2 Drag your finger upwards, and then to the right without releasing it to open the local
contextual menu.
3 Tap and hold the screen and draw a circle with your finger to explore menus. Then,
release your finger when you hear Change granularity.
4 Tap and hold the screen again and draw a circle with your finger to explore menus. Then,
release your finger when you hear the reading unit you want.
To change the shortcut gesture to open the local contextual menu, refer to Configuring
settings for shortcut gestures.
Changing reading units using two-part vertical gestures
When you drag your finger upwards and then downwards on the screen, the reading unit
changes. The reading unit changes to page, paragraph, line, word, character, and then default.
When you drag your finger downwards and then upwards on the screen, the reading units
change in reverse order.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → TalkBack → Settings → Manage
gestures → Two-part vertical gestures → Cycle through reading granularities.
You can listen to the text next to the currently-selected text using the current reading unit.
To listen to the next section of text, drag you finger downwards or to the right on the screen.
Also, you can listen to the text before the currently-selected text using the current reading
unit. To listen to the previous section of text, drag your finger upwards or to the left on the
screen.
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Pausing TalkBack
Open the global contextual menu by dragging your finger downwards and then to the right
on the screen without releasing it. When you select Pause feedback at the top left of the
screen, TalkBack pauses.
When TalkBack is paused, you can resume it by turning on the screen or other methods. To
change the method for resuming TalkBack, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility
→ TalkBack → Settings → Resume from suspend. Then, select an option.
To change the shortcut gesture to open the global contextual menu, refer to Configuring
settings for shortcut gestures.
Using the quick navigation feature
With the quick navigation feature, you can access menus by drawing a circle on the screen
without scrolling up or down to select an item.
Open the global contextual menu by dragging your finger downwards and then to the right
on the screen without releasing it. Tap and hold the screen and draw a circle around the
menu with your finger to explore the menus. Then, release your finger when you hear Quick
navigation. Tap the screen again and draw a circle around the menu with your finger to
explore the menus. Then, release your finger when you hear the menu you want.
Adding and managing image labels
You can assign labels to images on the screen. The device reads aloud the labels when the
images are selected. Add labels to unlabelled images by using the local contextual menu.
Open the local contextual menu by dragging your finger upwards and then to the right on
the screen without releasing it. Tap and hold the screen and draw a circle around the menu
with your finger to explore the menus. When you hear the add label menu, release your finger
to add labels.
To view the labels, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → TalkBack → Settings
→ Manage customised labels.
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Configuring settings for TalkBack
Configure settings for TalkBack for your convenience.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → TalkBack → Settings. Alternatively,
open the global contextual menu by dragging your finger downwards and then to the right
on the screen without releasing it. Then, drag your finger to the top right of the screen and
release it when you hear TalkBack Settings.
• Speech volume: Adjust the volume level for voice feedback.
Voice feedback volume can vary depending on the media volume. To adjust the media
volume, press the Volume button up or down while listening to voice feedback. Or, on the
Apps screen, tap Settings → Sound → Volume, and then drag the volume adjustment
bar for the media content to the left or right.
• Use pitch changes: Set the device to read aloud text at a low pitch when it is entered
using a keyboard.
• Keyboard echo: Set the device to read aloud text or symbols entered using a keyboard.
You can also set the type of keyboard to apply this feature to.
• Speak when screen is off: Set the device to provide voice feedback when the screen is
turned off.
• Shake to start continuous reading: Set the device to read aloud the text displayed on
the screen when you shake the device. You can select from various shaking speeds.
• Speak caller ID: Set the device to read the caller’s name aloud when you have an
incoming call.
• Vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you explore the screen.
• Sound feedback: Set the device to emit a sound when you control the screen, such as
scrolling the screen, and more.
• Focus speech audio: Set the device to turn the media volume down when the device
reads an item aloud.
• Sound volume: Adjust the volume that sound is played when you touch the screen to
control it. This feature is available when Sound feedback is selected.
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• Explore by touch: Set the device to read aloud the items under your finger. When you
hear the item you want, release your finger from it and tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly to open it. You can move to the page you want by scrolling the screen left or right
with two fingers. To learn about controlling the screen using the explore by touch feature,
refer to Controlling the screen with finger gestures for details.
• Automatically scroll lists: Set the device to automatically scroll through the rest of the
list not displayed on the screen and read the items aloud.
• Single-tap selection: Set the device to open the selected item by tapping it once.
• Launch “Explore by touch” tutorial: View the tutorial about using the Explore by touch
feature.
• Manage gestures: Assign actions to perform using finger gestures. Refer to Configuring
finger gesture settings for details.
• Manage customised labels: View the labels you added.
• Resume from suspend: Select a method to resume voice feedback.
• Developer settings: Set options for app development.
Reading passwords aloud
Set the device to read the password aloud when you enter the password while TalkBack is
activated. Use this feature to make sure that you are entering the right password.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility, and then tick Speak passwords.
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Setting text-to-speech features
Change the settings for text-to-speech features used when TalkBack is activated, such as
languages, speed, and more.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Text-to-speech options, and then use
the following functions:
• Samsung text-to-speech engine / Google Text-to-speech engine: Select an engine for
the text-to-speech feature.
• Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
• Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example. If the device cannot read
examples aloud, tap → Install voice data to download and install voice data for the
text-to-speech feature.
• Default language status: View the status of the current language set for the text-to
speech feature.
Entering text using the keyboard
To display the keyboard, tap the text input field, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly.
When you touch the keyboard with your finger, the device reads aloud the character buttons
under your finger. When you hear the character you want, release your finger from the screen
to select it. The character is entered and the device reads the text aloud.
Entering additional characters
Tap and hold a button on the keyboard. If additional characters are available via the button,
a pop-up window appears above the keyboard showing the characters. To select a character,
drag you finger on the screen until you hear the character you want, and then release it.
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Changing keyboard input language
To add input languages, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Language and input. Then, tap
next to Samsung keyboard → Select input languages, and then select languages.
To change the keyboard input language while entering text, tap and hold
a language.
, and then select
Editing text
Use the local contextual menu to move the cursor or copy and paste text.
Open the local contextual menu by dragging your finger upwards and then to the right on
the screen without releasing it. Tap and hold the screen and draw a circle around the menu
with your finger to explore the menu. Then, release your finger when you hear Change
granularity. Tap the screen again and draw a circle around the menu to explore the menus.
Then release your finger when you hear the reading unit you want.
When you edit text, set the reading unit to either word or character for your convenience. In
selection mode, the device selects text according to the reading unit you selected.
Drag your finger up, down, left, or right to listen to the text. When the text you want to edit is
read aloud, use the following actions:
• Deleting text: Tap the delete button on the keyboard.
• Selecting text using selection mode: Activate selection mode to select and listen to
the text. To activate selection mode, open the local contextual menu and select Cursor
control → Start selection mode. Scroll to the left or right to listen to the text before
or next to the currently-selected text. To deactivate selection mode, open the local
contextual menu and select Cursor control → End selection mode.
• Selecting entire text: Open the local contextual menu and select Cursor control →
Select all. All text in the document will be selected.
• Copying or cropping text: Select text using the local contextual menu. Then, open the
local contextual menu and select Cursor control. Select Copy to copy the selected text or
select Cut to cut the selected text. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
• Pasting text: Place the cursor at the point where the text should be inserted, open the
local contextual menu, and then select Cursor control → Paste.
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Entering text by voice
You can enter text by voice. To display the keyboard, tap the text input field, and then tap
anywhere on the screen twice quickly.
When you tap and hold , the device displays a pop-up window showing the keyboard
options. Drag your finger on the screen without releasing it. When is selected, release your
finger. Then, say the words that you want to enter in the text field. The spoken words appear
as text on the screen and the device reads them aloud.
To enter additional text, select the microphone button and say the words.
Changing the input language
While entering text by voice, select English (UK) and select a language to change the input
language.
To add languages to the list, select English (UK) → Add more languages, deselect
Automatic, and then select languages you want.
Changing the font size
Use this feature to change the font size. The device provides various font sizes to make the
device more convenient for visually impaired users. Setting the font size to Huge may not be
available in some apps.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Font size.
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Magnifying the screen
Use this feature to magnify the screen and to zoom in on a specific area.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Magnification gestures, and then drag
the Magnification gestures switch to the right.
• Zooming in and out: Tap the screen three times quickly to zoom in on a specific area. Tap
the screen three times quickly again to return.
• Exploring the screen by scrolling: Use two fingers to scroll through the magnified screen.
• Adjusting zoom ratio: Tap the screen with two fingers on the magnified screen. Then,
spread two fingers apart or pinch them together to adjust the ratio.
• Keyboards on the screen cannot be magnified.
• When this feature is activated, the performance of some apps, such as Phone and
Calculator, may be affected.
Setting flash notification
Set the flash to blink when you have incoming calls, new messages, or notifications.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility, and then tick Flash notification.
Turning off all sounds
Set the device to mute all device sounds, such as media sounds, including the caller’s voice
during a call.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility, and then tick Turn off all sounds.
Using mono audio
Set the device to enable mono sound when you listen to audio with one earbud. You can
use this mode if you have hearing impairments or in situations when a single earbud is more
convenient.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility, and then tick Mono audio.
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Setting tap and hold delay options
Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Touch & hold delay, and then select an
option.
Using interaction control mode
Activate interaction control mode to restrict the device’s reaction to inputs while using apps.
Use this mode when you want to allow others only limited access and control of your media
or data.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Interaction control.
2 Drag the Interaction control switch to the right.
3 Press and hold the Home button and the Volume button down simultaneously while
using an app.
4 Adjust the size of the frame or draw a line around an area that you want to restrict.
5 Tap Done.
The device displays the restricted area. If you tap the screen or press buttons, such as the
Home button, they will not work in this area.
To deactivate interaction control mode, press and hold the Home button and the Volume
button down simultaneously.
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Answering or ending calls
Set the method for answering or ending calls.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Answering/ending calls.
Use the following options:
• The home key answers calls: Set the device to answer a call when you press the Home
button.
• The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when you press the Power button.
Using other useful features
• Searching by voice: Use voice commands to search for webpage content. Use this feature
when you are on the move and cannot use your hands to enter text. Refer to Voice Search
for details.
• Using notifications panel: Drag the status bar downwards to open the notifications panel.
You can view missed calls, new messages, adjust screen brightness, and more. Refer to
Notifications panel for details.
• Using shortcuts to contacts: Add shortcuts to contacts on the Home screen to make calls
or send messages more conveniently. Refer to Adding shortcuts for contacts to the Home
screen for details.
• Using voice recorder: Record or play voice memos. Refer to Voice Recorder for details.
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Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For details, contact your service provider.
Your device displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. Contact your service provider for
more details.
Your device does not turn on
• When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Charge the
battery completely before turning on the device.
• The battery may not be inserted properly. Insert the battery again.
• Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and insert the battery again.
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The touch screen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a protective cover or optional accessories to the touch screen, the touch
screen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touch screen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touch screen may
malfunction.
• The touch screen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is upgraded to the latest version.
• If the touch screen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or reinsert the battery and turn
on the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold
the Power button and the Volume button down simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to
restart it.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Apps screen, tap
Settings → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → Reset device → Erase everything.
Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup copies of all important
data stored on the device.
If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using a headset, ensure that it is properly connected.
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Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume by pressing the Volume button or move to another area.
A cellular network or the Internet is often disconnected or audio
quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Recharge or replace the battery.
The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that the charger is connected properly.
• If the battery terminals are dirty, the battery may not charge properly or the device may
turn off. Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and try charging the battery again.
• The batteries in some devices are not user-replaceable. To have the battery replaced, visit
a Samsung Service Centre.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the useful charge
may be reduced.
• Battery consumption increases when you use messaging features or some apps, such as
games or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
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Your device is hot to the touch
When you use apps that require more power or use apps on your device for an extended
period of time, your device may feel hot to the touch. This is normal and should not affect
your device’s lifespan or performance.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera
app. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery 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 app after trying these
tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
Error messages appear when opening multimedia files
If you receive error messages or multimedia files do not play when you open them on your
device, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is
DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file.
• Ensure that the file formats are supported by the device. If a file format is not supported,
such as DivX or AC3, install an app that supports it. To confirm the file formats that your
device supports, visit www.samsung.com.
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• Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos
captured by other devices may not work properly.
• Your device supports multimedia files that are authorised by your network service
provider or providers of additional services. Some content circulated on the Internet,
such as ringtones, videos, or wallpapers, may not work properly.
Another Bluetooth device is not located
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your device.
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on the device you wish to connect
to.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
A connection is not established when you connect the device to a
computer
• Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your device.
• Ensure that you have the proper driver installed and updated on your computer.
• If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher
installed on your computer.
• Ensure that you have Samsung Kies or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on
your computer.
Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi
or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
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Data stored on the device has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored on the device. Otherwise, you
cannot restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data
stored on the device.
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
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