Samsung | GT-P5200 | Samsung GT-P5200 User Manual

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About this manual
This device provides high quality mobile communication and entertainment using Samsung’s
high standards and technological expertise. This user manual is specially designed to detail
the device’s functions and features.
• Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Images and screenshots may differ in appearance from the actual product.
• Content may differ from the final product, or from software provided by service providers
or carriers, and is subject to change without prior notice. For the latest version of the
manual, refer to the Samsung website, www.samsung.com.
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overall performance of the device. Applications related to the content may not work
properly depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Available features and additional services may vary by device, software, or service
provider.
• Applications and their functions may vary by country, region, or hardware specifications.
Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by applications from any provider
other than Samsung.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the device or applications to work improperly.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
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• Default applications that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer
be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an application provided
with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed applications,
contact service providers.
• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
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Table of Contents
Getting started
Communication
7 Device layout
8Buttons
9 Package contents
10 Charging the battery
12 Inserting a memory card
14 Turning the device on and off
14 Holding the device
15 Locking and unlocking the device
15 Adjusting the volume
15 Switching to silent mode
34Contacts
38Email
40 Google Mail
41Hangouts
41Google+
42ChatON
42Photos
Web & network
43Internet
44Chrome
45Bluetooth
46 Group Play
47 Smart Remote
Basics
16 Indicator icons
17 Using the touch screen
20 Rotating the screen
20Notifications
21 Home screen
24 Using applications
24 Applications screen
26Help
26 Entering text
28 Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
29 Setting up accounts
30 Setting up user profiles
30 Transferring files
31 Securing the device
33 Upgrading the device
Media
49Music
51Camera
56Gallery
59 Story Album
59 Paper Artist
60Video
61YouTube
62Flipboard
62Businessweek+
62NYTimes
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Application & media stores
Settings
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81 About Settings
81Wi-Fi
82Bluetooth
82 Data usage
82 More settings
83 Blocking mode
83 Hands-free mode
84Sound
84Display
85Storage
86 Power saving mode
86Battery
86 Application manager
86 Default applications
86Users
86Location
87 Lock screen
88Security
89 Language and input
91Cloud
91 Backup and reset
91 Add account
91 Voice control
92Accessories
92 Date and time
92Accessibility
94 About device
94 Google Settings
Play Store
Samsung Apps
Game Hub
Play Books
Play Movies & TV
Play Music
Play Games
Play Newsstand
Music Hub
Video Hub
Readers Hub
Learning Hub
Utilities
68Memo
69 S Planner
71 POLARIS Office 5
73Dropbox
73Cloud
74Drive
74Alarm
75 World Clock
76Calculator
76 S Voice
77Google
78 Voice Search
78 My Files
79Downloads
Troubleshooting
Travel & local
80Maps
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Getting started
Device layout
Power button
Volume button
Front camera
Light sensor
Speaker
Touch screen
Menu button
Home button
Back button
Multipurpose
jack
Microphone
IrLED
Memory card
slot
Headset jack
GPS antenna
Speaker
Rear camera
• 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.
• Do not allow water to contact the touch screen. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
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Buttons
Button
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
Power
Menu
Home
• Press and hold for more than 9 seconds to reset the device if
it has fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes.
• Press to lock or unlock the device. The device goes into lock
mode when the touch screen turns off.
• Tap to open a list of options available for the current screen.
• Tap and hold on the Home screen to launch Google search.
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold to open the list of recent applications.
• Press twice to launch S Voice.
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
• Quick start guide
• The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the device before purchase.
• Other accessories may not be compatible with your device.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Malfunctions caused by using
unapproved accessories are not covered by the warranty service.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Getting started
Charging the battery
Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. A computer can be also
used to charge the device by connecting them via the USB cable.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
• When the battery power is low, the device emits a warning tone and displays a low
battery power message.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on
immediately when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for
a few minutes before turning on the device.
Charging with the charger
Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor and then plug the end of the USB cable into
the multipurpose jack.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
• 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.
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After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the
device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
Checking the battery charge status
When you charge the battery while the device is off, the following icons will show the current
battery charge status:
Charging
Fully charged
Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides options that help you save battery power. By customising these options
and deactivating features in the background, you can use the device longer between charges:
• When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power button.
• Close unnecessary applications with the task manager.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of applications.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the brightness of the display.
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Inserting a memory card
Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 64 GB. Depending on the
memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your
device.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
• The device supports 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 extSdCard folder under the internal memory.
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot.
2 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3 Push the memory card into the slot until it locks in place.
4 Close the cover of the memory card slot.
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Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap
Apps → Settings → Storage → Unmount SD card.
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot.
2 Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
3 Close the cover of the memory card slot.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing
information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the
memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the
misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Storage → Format SD card → Format SD
card → Erase everything.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored 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.
• Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas
where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
• Press and hold the Power button and tap Flight mode to disable the wireless
features.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Power off.
Holding the device
Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity
problems or drain the battery.
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Locking and unlocking the device
When not in use, lock the device to prevent unwanted operation. Pressing the Power button
turns off the screen and puts the device into lock mode. The device automatically gets locked
if it is not used for a specified period.
To unlock the device, press the Power button or the Home button and flick your finger in any
direction within the unlock screen area at the right part of the screen.
Adjusting the volume
Press the Volume button left or right to adjust the ringtone volume, or to adjust the sound
volume when playing music or video.
Switching to silent mode
Use one of the following methods:
• Press and hold the left Volume button until it switches to silent mode.
• Press and hold the Power button, and then tap Mute.
• Open the notifications panel at the top of the screen, and then tap Sound.
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Indicator icons
The icons displayed at the top of the screen provide information about the status of the
device. The icons listed in the table below are most common.
Icon
Meaning
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
GPS activated
Synced with the web
Connected to computer
Alarm activated
Silent mode activated
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery power level
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Using the touch screen
Use only fingers to use the touch screen.
• Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• Do not allow the touch screen to contact water. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• 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.
Finger gestures
Tapping
To open an application, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a
character using the on-screen keyboard, tap it with a finger.
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Dragging
To move an icon, thumbnail, or preview to a new location, tap and hold it and drag it to the
target position.
Double-tapping
Double-tap on a webpage, map, 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 Applications screen to see another panel. Flick up
or down to scroll through a webpage or a list, such as contacts.
Pinching
Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.
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Rotating the screen
Many applications allow display in either portrait or landscape orientation. Rotating the
device causes the display to automatically adjust to fit the new screen orientation.
To prevent the display from rotating automatically, open the notifications panel and deselect
Screen rotation.
• Some applications do not allow screen rotation.
• Some applications display a different screen depending on the orientation.
Notifications
Notification icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen to report new messages,
calendar events, device status, and more. Drag down from the status bar to open the
notifications panel. Scroll the list to see additional alerts. To close the notifications panel, drag
up the bar that is at the bottom of the screen.
From the notifications panel, you can view your device’s current settings. Drag down from the
status bar, and then tap to use the following options:
• Wi-Fi: Activate or deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• Location: Activate or deactivate the GPS feature.
• Sound: Activate or deactivate silent mode.
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• Screen rotation: Allow or prevent the interface from rotating when you rotate the device.
• Bluetooth: Activate or deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Sync: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of applications.
• Smart stay: Activate or deactivate the smart stay feature.
• Power saving: Activate or deactivate power-saving mode.
• Blocking mode: Activate or deactivate blocking mode. In blocking mode, the device will
block notifications. To select which notifications will be blocked, tap Settings → Blocking
mode.
• Flight mode: Activate or deactivate flight mode.
• Hands-free mode: Activate or deactivate hands-free mode.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
To rearrange the options on the notifications panel, open the notifications panel, tap
, and then tap and drag an item to another location.
→
Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. It displays indicator
icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and others.
The Home screen can have multiple panels. To view other panels, scroll left or right.
Rearranging items
Adding an application icon
On the Home screen, tap Apps, tap and hold an application icon, and then drag it into a panel
preview.
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Adding an item
Customise the Home screen by adding widgets, folders, or pages.
Tap and hold the empty area on the Home screen, and then select one of the following
categories:
• Apps and widgets: Add widgets to the Home screen.
• Folder: Create a new folder.
• Page: Create a new page.
Moving an item
Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location. To move it to another panel, drag it to the
side of the screen.
Removing an item
Tap and hold an item, and drag it to the rubbish bin that appears at the top of the Home
screen. When the rubbish bin turns red, release it.
Rearranging panels
Adding a new panel
Tap
→ Edit page →
.
Moving a panel
Tap
→ Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
Removing a panel
→ Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to the rubbish bin at the
Tap
top of the screen.
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Setting wallpaper
Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen.
On the Home screen, tap
following:
→ Set wallpaper → Home screen, and then select one of the
• Gallery: See photos taken by the device’s camera or images downloaded from the
Internet.
• Live wallpapers: See animated images.
• Photos: See images in Photos.
• Wallpapers: See wallpaper images.
Select an image, resize the frame if necessary, and then set it as wallpaper.
Using widgets
Widgets are small applications that provide convenient functions and information on your
Home screen. To use them, add widgets from the widgets panel to the Home screen.
• Some widgets connect to web services. Using a web-based widget may result in
additional charges.
• The widgets available may vary depending on the region or service provider.
Adding widgets to the Home screen
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets. Scroll left or right on the widgets panel, and then
tap and hold a widget to add it to the Home screen.
Using the setting shortcut widget
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets, and then tap and hold Settings Shortcut to open
a list of setting options. Select a setting option to add it to the Home screen as a shortcut.
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Using applications
This device can run many different types of applications, ranging from media to Internet
applications.
Opening an application
On the Home screen or the Applications screen, select an application icon to open it.
Some applications are grouped into folders. Tap a folder, and then tap an application
to open it.
Opening from recently-used applications
Press and hold the Home button to open the list of recently-used applications.
Select an application icon to open.
Closing an application
Close applications not in use to save battery power and maintain device performance.
Press and hold the Home button, tap Task manager, and then tap End next to an application
to close it. To close all running applications, tap End all. Alternatively, press and hold the
Home button, and then tap Close all.
Applications screen
The Applications screen displays icons for all applications, including any new applications
installed.
On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Applications screen.
To view other panels, scroll left or right.
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Rearranging applications
→ Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to a new location. To move it to
Tap
another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
Organising with folders
Put related applications together in a folder for convenience.
→ Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to Create folder. Enter a folder
Tap
name and then tap OK. Put applications into the new folder by dragging, and then tap Save
to save the arrangement.
Rearranging panels
Pinch on the screen, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
Installing applications
Use application stores, such as Samsung Apps, to download and install applications.
Uninstalling applications
Tap
→ Uninstall/disable apps, and then select an application to uninstall it.
Default applications that come with the device cannot be uninstalled.
Disabling applications
Tap
→ Uninstall/disable apps, and then select an application to disable it.
To enable applications, on the Applications screen, tap
applications, and then tap Done.
→ Show disabled apps, select the
• Downloaded applications and some default applications that come with the
device cannot be disabled.
• When you use this feature, disabled applications disappear from the Applications
screen but are still stored in the device.
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Help
Access help information to learn how to use the device and applications or configure
important settings.
Tap Help on the Applications screen. Select a category to view tips.
To sort categories by an alphabetical order, tap
To search for keywords, tap
.
.
Entering text
Use the Samsung keyboard or the voice input feature to enter text.
Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
Changing the keyboard type
Tap any text field, open the notifications panel, tap Choose input method, and then select
the type of keyboard to use.
Using the Samsung keyboard
Set options for the
Samsung keyboard.
Delete a preceding
character.
Break to the next line.
Enter uppercase.
Enter uppercase.
Enter punctuation marks.
Add an item from the
clipboard.
Enter a space.
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Entering uppercase
Tap
before entering a character. For all caps, tap it twice.
Changing the keyboard type
Tap and hold , and then tap
to change the keyboard type. Tap and hold
the floating keyboard to another location.
and move
Changing language keyboards
Add languages to the keyboard, and then slide the space key left or right to change language
keyboards.
Handwriting
Tap , and then write a word with a finger. Suggested words appear as characters are
entered. Select a suggested word.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Entering text by voice
Activate the voice input feature and then speak into the microphone. The device displays
what you speak.
If the device does not recognise your words correctly, tap the underlined text and select an
alternative word or phrase from the dropdown list.
To change the language or add languages for the voice recognition, tap the current language.
Copying and pasting
Tap and hold over text, drag or to select more or less text, and then tap Copy to copy or
Cut to cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
To paste it into a text entry field, tap and hold at the point where it should be inserted, and
then tap Paste.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network to use the Internet or share media files with other
devices. (p. 81)
Turning Wi-Fi on and off
Open the notifications panel, and then tap Wi-Fi to turn it on or off.
• Your device uses a non-harmonised frequency and is intended for use in all
European countries. The WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction
indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors.
• Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
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Joining Wi-Fi networks
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Wi-Fi, and then drag the Wi-Fi switch to the right.
Select a network from the list of detected Wi-Fi networks, enter a password if necessary, and
then tap Connect. Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon. After the device
connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will automatically connect to it any time it is available.
Adding Wi-Fi networks
If the desired network does not appear in the networks list, tap Add Wi-Fi network at the
bottom of the networks list. Enter the network name in Network SSID, select the security
type and enter the password if it is not an open network, and then tap Connect.
Forgetting Wi-Fi networks
Any network that has ever been used, including the current network, can be forgotten so the
device will not automatically connect to it. Select the network in the networks list, and then
tap Forget.
Setting up accounts
Google applications, such as Play Store, require a Google account, and Samsung Apps
requires a Samsung account. Create Google and Samsung accounts to have the best
experience with the device.
Adding accounts
Follow the instructions that appear when opening a Google application without signing in to
set up a Google account.
To sign in with or sign up for a Google account, on the Applications screen, tap Settings →
Add account → Google. After that, tap New to sign up, or tap Existing, and then follow onscreen instructions to complete the account setup. More than one Google account can be
used on the device.
Set up a Samsung account as well.
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Removing accounts
On the Applications screen, tap Settings, select an account name under ACCOUNTS, select
the account to remove, and then tap Remove account.
Setting up user profiles
Set up user profiles and then select one when unlocking the device to use personalised
settings. By setting up multiple user profiles, several users can share the device without
affecting others’ personal settings, such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Users → , and then follow the on-screen
instructions to set up a new user profile. To access the device with a user profile, select a
profile at the top right of the locked screen.
Transferring files
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
Connecting with Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is a computer application 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.
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Connecting with Windows Media Player
Ensure that Windows Media Player is installed on the computer.
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open Windows Media Player and sync music files.
Connecting as a media device
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open the notifications panel, and then tap Connected as a media device → Media
device (MTP).
Tap Camera (PTP) if your computer does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) or
not have any appropriate driver installed.
3 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Securing the device
Prevent others from using or accessing personal data and information stored in the device by
using the security features. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
Setting a face unlock
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Face unlock.
Fit your face in the frame to be captured. Then, set a backup unlock PIN or pattern to unlock
the screen in case the face unlock fails.
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Setting a face and voice unlock
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Face and voice.
Fit your face in the frame to be captured and then set a voice command. Then, set a backup
unlock PIN or pattern to unlock the screen in case the face and voice unlock fails.
Setting a pattern
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Pattern.
Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.
Set a backup unlock PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
Setting a PIN
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → PIN.
Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Setting a password
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Password.
Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password
again to verify it.
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Unlocking the device
Turn on the screen by pressing the Power button or the Home button, and enter the unlock
code.
If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
Upgrading the device
The device can be upgraded to the latest software.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Upgrading with Samsung Kies
Launch Samsung Kies and connect the device to the computer. Samsung Kies automatically
recognises the device and shows available updates in a dialogue box, if any. Click the Update
button in the dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for details on
how to upgrade.
• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
upgrading.
• While upgrading the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process.
Upgrading over the air
The device can be directly upgraded to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air
(FOTA) service.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → About device → Software update → Update
now.
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Contacts
Use this application to manage contacts, including phone numbers, email addresses, and
others.
Tap Contacts on the Applications screen.
Managing contacts
Creating a contact
Tap
and enter contact information.
• : Add an image.
• /
: Add or delete a contact field.
Editing a contact
Select a contact to edit, and then tap
.
Deleting a contact
Tap
.
Searching for contacts
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Use the index at the left side of the contacts list for quick scrolling, by dragging a finger
along it.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
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Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• : Compose an email.
Displaying contacts
By default, the device shows all saved contacts on the device or another account.
Tap
→ Contacts to display, and then select a location where contacts are saved.
Importing and exporting contacts
Syncing with Google Contacts
Tap
→ Merge accounts → Merge with Google.
Contacts synced with Google Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
If a contact is added or deleted on the device, it is also added to or deleted from Google
Contacts, and vice versa.
Syncing with Samsung Contacts
Tap
→ Merge accounts → Merge with Samsung.
Contacts synced with Samsung Contacts appear with
in the contacts list.
If a contact is added or deleted on the device, it is also added to or deleted from Samsung
Contacts, and vice versa.
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Importing contacts
Tap
→ Import/Export, and then select an import option.
Exporting contacts
Tap
→ Import/Export, and then select an export option.
Sharing contacts
→ Share namecard via → Multiple contacts, select contacts, tap Done, and then
Tap
select a sharing method.
Favourite contacts
Tap Favourites.
Tap
, and then take one of the following actions:
• Search: Search for contacts.
• Add to favourites: Add contacts to favourites.
• Remove from favourites: Remove contacts from favourites.
• Grid view / List view: View contacts in grid or list form.
• Help: Access help information about using contacts.
Contact groups
Tap Groups.
Adding contacts to a group
Select a group, and then tap
Select contacts to add, and then tap Done.
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Managing groups
Tap
, and then take one of the following actions:
• Search: Search for contacts.
• Edit group: Change the group settings.
• Create: Make a new group.
• Remove from group: Remove members from the group.
• Send message: Send a message to a group’s members.
• Send email: Send an email to a group’s members.
• Change order: Tap and hold
position, and then tap Done.
next to the group name, drag it up or down to another
• Help: Access help information about using contacts.
Sending a message or email to a group’s members
Select a group, tap
→ Send message or Send email, select members, and then tap Done.
Business card
Create a business card and send it to others.
Tap Set up my profile, enter details, such as phone number, email address, and postal
address, and then tap Save. If user information has been saved when you set up the device,
tap and hold the business card in ME, and then tap to edit.
Tap
→ Share namecard via, and then select a sharing method.
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Email
Use this application to send or view email messages.
Tap Email on the Applications screen.
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
Enter the email address and password. Tap Next for a private email account, such as Google
Mail, or tap Manual setup for a company email account. After that, follow on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→ Settings → Add account.
Sending messages
Tap the email account to use, and then tap
subject, and message, and then tap .
Tap
at the top of the screen. Enter recipients,
to add a recipient from the contacts list.
Tap +Me to add yourself as a recipient.
Tap
to attach images, videos, contacts, memos, events, and others.
Tap →
to insert images, events, contacts, and location information into the message.
Sending scheduled messages
→ Schedule sending. Tick Schedule sending, set a
While composing a message, tap
time and date, and then tap Done. The device will send the message at the specified time and
date.
• If the device is turned off at the scheduled time, is not connected to the network,
or the network is unstable, the message will not be sent.
• This feature is based on the time and date set on the device. The time and date
may be incorrect if you move across time zones and the network does not update
the information.
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Reading messages
Select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve new
messages, tap .
Tap a message to read.
Compose a message.
Retrieve new messages.
Forward the message.
Delete the message.
Add this email address to
the contacts list.
Mark the message as a
reminder.
Reply to the message.
Open attachments.
Search for a message.
Tap the attachment tab to open attachments, and then tap Save next to an attachment to
save it.
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Google Mail
Use this application to quickly and directly access the Google Mail service.
Tap Google Mail on the Applications screen.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This application may be labelled differently depending on the region or service
provider.
Sending messages
In any mailbox, tap
, enter recipients, a subject, and a message, and then tap SEND.
Tap +CC/BCC to add more recipients.
Tap
to attach images.
Tap
→ Save draft to save the message for later delivery.
Tap
→ Attach file to attach images, videos, music, and others.
Tap
→ Discard to start over.
Tap
→ Settings to change the Google Mail settings.
Tap
→ Send feedback to report your opinions for application development.
Tap
→ Help to access help information for the Google Mail.
Reading messages
Search for a message.
Keep the message for
long-term storage.
Compose a message.
Delete the message.
Reply to all recipients or
print the message.
Preview attachment.
Forward the message to
others.
Reply to the message.
Mark the message as a
reminder.
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Labels
Google Mail does not use actual folders, but uses labels instead. When Google Mail is
launched, it displays messages labelled Inbox.
To add a label to a message, select the message, tap
the label to assign.
→ Change labels, and then select
Hangouts
Use this application to chat with others.
Tap Hangouts on the Applications screen.
This application 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.
Google+
Use this application to stay connected with people via Google’s social network service.
Tap Google+ on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Tap All to change the category, and then scroll up or down to view posts from your circles.
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ChatON
Use this application to chat with any device. To use this application, you must sign in to your
Samsung account or verify your phone number.
Tap ChatON on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Create the buddies list by entering phone numbers or email addresses of Samsung accounts,
or selecting buddies from the list of suggestions.
Tap
→ Start chat and select a buddy to start chatting.
Photos
Use this application to view and share images or videos via Google’s social network services.
Tap Photos on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select one of the following categories:
• ALL: View all the images or videos that are taken or downloaded to the device.
• HIGHLIGHTS: View images or videos grouped by date or album. Tap to view all of the
images or videos in the group.
Then, select an image or video.
While viewing it, use one of the following icons:
• : Modify the image.
• : Share the image or video with others.
• : Delete the image or video.
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Internet
Use this application to browse the Internet.
Tap Internet on the Applications screen.
Viewing webpages
Tap the address field, enter the web address, and then tap Go.
Tap
to share, save, or print the current webpage while viewing a webpage.
To change the search engine, tap
→ Settings → Advanced → Set search engine.
Opening a new page
Tap
.
To go to another webpage, scroll left or right on the title field, and tap the page to select it.
Searching the web by voice
Tap the address field, tap , speak a keyword, and then select one of the suggested keywords
that appear.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Bookmarks
To bookmark the current webpage, tap
.
To open a bookmarked webpage, tap , and then select one.
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History
Tap → History to open a webpage from the list of recently-visited webpages. To clear the
→ Clear history.
history, tap
Tap
→ History → Most visited to open a webpage from the list of most visited webpages.
Saved pages
To view saved webpages, tap
→ Saved pages.
Links
Tap and hold a link on the webpage to open it in a new page, save, or copy.
To view saved webpages, tap
→ Downloads.
Sharing webpages
→ Share via.
To share a webpage address with others, tap
To share a part of a webpage, tap and hold the desired text, and then tap Share via.
Chrome
Use this application to search for information and browse webpages.
Tap Chrome on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Viewing webpages
Tap the address field, and then enter a web address or search criteria.
Opening a new page
Tap
→ New tab.
To go to another webpage, scroll left or right on the title field, and tap the page to select it.
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Bookmarks
To bookmark the current webpage, tap
then tap Save.
To open a bookmarked webpage,
, enter details, such as name and web address, and
→ Bookmarks, and then select one.
Searching the web by voice
Tap , speak a keyword, and then select one of the suggested keywords that appear.
Syncing with other devices
Sync open tabs and bookmarks to use with Chrome on another device, when you are logged
in with the same Google account.
To view open tabs on other devices, tap
→ Other devices. Select a webpage to open.
Bluetooth
Bluetooth creates a direct wireless connection between two devices over short distances. Use
Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via the Bluetooth feature.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted
and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating
distance may be reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth
SIG, may be incompatible with your device.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies
of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
To activate Bluetooth, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth, and then drag
the Bluetooth switch to the right.
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Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth → Scan, and detected devices are
listed. Select the device you want to pair with, and then accept the auto-generated passkey
on both devices to confirm.
Sending and receiving data
Many applications support data transfer via Bluetooth. An example is Gallery. Open Gallery,
select an image, tap → Bluetooth, and then select one of the Bluetooth devices. After
that, accept the Bluetooth authorisation request on the other device to receive the image.
The transferred file is saved in the Bluetooth folder. If a contact is received, it is added to the
contacts list automatically.
Group Play
Use this application to share screens with multiple devices. Create or join a Group Play
session, and then share images, documents, or music.
Tap Group Play on the Applications screen.
• This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• While using this application, you cannot use the Internet.
Creating a group for Group Play
When you create a Group Play session, other devices can join the session and share the
content.
When you use a password for a Group Play session, other devices must enter the password to
join the session. To use a password, tick Set group password.
Tap Create group, and then use the following features:
• Share music: Select music files to share. You can connect two or more devices and use
them to achieve a surround sound effect.
• Share images: Select images to share.
• Share documents: Select documents to share.
• Play games and more: Play online games with friends.
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Tap
and write a note or draw on the screen. All participants can see what you create.
Tap
to view all shared images in mosaic layout.
Tap
to select more images or documents.
Tap
to view the group participants.
Joining Group Play
Tap Join group, select a Group Play session to join, and then enter the password for the
group if necessary. Select a media category and the content that is currently being shared will
appear on the device.
Smart Remote
Use this application to use the device as a remote control for TVs and entertainment systems.
Tap Smart Remote on the Applications screen.
You must first connect the device to a Wi-Fi network and ensure that the device’s infrared port
is facing the TV.
Setting the device as a remote control for a TV
Tap Choose Your Country or Region, select a country or a region, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process.
To open the remote control panel, tap the panel handle at the bottom right edge of the
screen.
To add another room, tap
→ Add New Room.
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Customising remote control settings
Tap
and use the following options:
• Rooms & Devices: Change connection settings.
• Edit Channels: Edit channels displayed on the device’s screen.
• Profile: Enter a user profile so that Peel can find top picks.
• Favorite Programs: View favourite programs.
• Cut Programs: Restore previously hidden programs.
• Genres: Hide or change the order of genres.
• Sports: Hide or change the order of sports.
• Send Feedback: Report your opinions for application development.
• Notifications: Turn automatic notifications on or off.
• Reset Peel: Reset the connection settings.
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Music
Use this application to listen to music.
Tap Music on the Applications screen.
Playing music
Select a music category, and then select a song to play.
Tap the album image at the bottom of the screen to open the music player screen.
View file details.
Adjust the volume.
Search for other devices to
play the file.
Open the playlist.
Hide the music player
screen.
Change the repeat mode.
Turn on shuffle.
Restart the
currently-playing song or
skip to the previous song.
Tap and hold to move
backwards quickly.
Skip to the next song. Tap
and hold to move
forwards quickly.
Pause and resume
playback.
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→ Settings → Advanced → Smart volume.
To listen to songs at equal volume levels, tap
When Smart volume is activated, the volume may end up louder than the device
volume level. Use caution to avoid long-term exposure to loud sounds to prevent
damage to your hearing.
Smart volume may not be activated for some files.
→ Settings →
To set a personalised sound while listening to songs with a headset, tap
Advanced → Adapt Sound → On. When you turn the volume up to level 14 or higher, the
adapt sound option is not applied to music playback. If you turn the volume down to level 13
or lower, the option is reapplied.
Setting a song as alarm ringtone
To use the currently-playing song as alarm ringtone, tap
an option.
→ Set as alarm tone, and select
Creating playlists
Make an own selection of songs.
Tap
, and enter a title and tap OK. Select songs to include, and then tap Done.
To add the currently-playing song to a playlist, tap
→ Add to playlist.
Playing music by mood
Play music grouped by mood. The playlist is automatically created by the device. When a new
song is added, tap Music square → .
Tap Music square and select a cell of mood. Or select multiple cells by dragging your finger.
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Camera
Use this application to take photos or videos.
Use Gallery to view photos and videos taken with the device’s camera. (p. 56)
Tap Camera on the Applications screen.
• The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• Make sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in
some modes that require high resolutions.
Camera etiquette
• Do not take photos or videos of other people without their permission.
• Do not take photos or videos where legally prohibited.
• Do not take photos or videos in places where you may violate other people’s privacy.
Taking photos
Taking a photo
Tap
to take a photo.
Set delayed-time shots.
Indicates which storage is
in use.
Switch between the front
and rear camera.
Switch between still and
video mode.
Change the shooting
mode.
Determine how much light
the camera’s sensor
receives.
Open the image viewer to
display photos.
Change the camera
settings.
Select among various
effects that are available.
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Scene mode
Predefined settings make point-and-shoot photos easier to take.
Tap
→ Scene mode.
• Landscape: Use this setting to take photos of blue skies and landscapes with richer
colours.
• Sports: Use this setting for fast-moving subjects.
• Party/Indoor: Use this setting for well-lit indoor scenes.
• Beach/Snow: Use this setting for well-lit or sunny outdoor scenes.
• Sunset: Use this setting for richer colours and sharper contrasts.
• Dawn: Use this setting for very subtle colours.
• Autumn colour: Use this setting for red-shifted background scenery.
• Candlelight: Use this setting for images of bright light against a dark background.
• Firework: Use this setting for high-contrast scenes.
• Backlight: Use this setting for subjects with bright lights behind them.
• Night: Use this setting for images taken in darker conditions.
Shooting mode
Several photo effects are available.
Tap
→ Shooting mode.
• Single shot: Take a single photo.
• Panorama: Take a photo composed of many photos strung together.
• Buddy photo share: Set the device to recognise a person’s face that you have tagged
in a photo and send it to that person. Face recognition may fail depending on the face
angle, face size, skin colour, facial expression, light conditions, or accessories the subject
is wearing.
• Smile shot: Take a photo when a subject smiles.
Panoramic photos
A panoramic photo is a wide landscape image consisting of multiple shots.
Tap
→ Shooting mode → Panorama.
Tap
and move the camera in one direction. When the blue frame aligns with the
viewfinder, the camera automatically takes another shot in a panoramic sequence. To stop
.
shooting, tap
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Taking videos
Taking a video
Slide the still-video switch to the video icon, and then tap
. To stop recording, tap .
recording, tap
to take a video. To pause
Manual focus is not available in video mode.
Recording mode
Set delayed-time shots.
Indicates which storage is
in use.
Switch between the front
and rear camera.
Switch between still and
video mode.
Change recording mode.
Determine how much light
the camera’s sensor
receives.
Open the video player to
play videos.
Change the camera
settings.
Select among various
effects that are available.
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Tap
to change recording mode.
• Normal: Use this mode for normal quality.
• Limit for Email: Use this mode to lower quality for sending via email.
Zooming in and out
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.
Configuring settings for Camera
Tap to configure settings for Camera. Not all of the following options are available in both
still camera and video camera modes. The available options vary depending on the mode
used.
• Edit shortcuts: Reorganise shortcuts to frequently-used options.
• Location tag: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• To improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal may be
obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather
conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the GPS tag setting.
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• Self-portrait: Take a photo of yourself.
• Self recording: Take a video of yourself.
• Shooting mode: Change the shooting mode.
• Recording mode: Change recording mode.
• Effects: Select among various photo effects that are available.
• Scene mode: Change the scene mode.
• Exposure value: Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the
camera’s sensor receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
• Timer: Use this for delayed-time shots.
• Resolution: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. But it takes up
more memory.
• 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.
• Metering: 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.
• Guidelines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Contextual filename: Set the camera to display contextual tags. Activate this to use Tag
Buddy in Gallery.
• Voice control: Set the camera to take photos with voice commands.
• Save as flipped: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original scene.
• Image quality: Set the quality level for photos. Higher quality images require more
storage space.
• Video quality: Set the quality level for videos.
• Storage: Select the memory location for storage.
• Reset: Reset the camera settings.
Shortcuts
Reorganise shortcuts for easy access to the camera’s various options.
Tap
→ Edit shortcuts.
Tap and hold an option and drag it to a slot at the left of the screen. The other icons can be
moved within the list by tapping and dragging them.
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Gallery
Use this application to view images and videos.
Tap Gallery on the Applications screen.
Viewing images
Launching Gallery displays available folders. When another application, such as Email, saves
an image, the Download folder is automatically created to contain the image. Likewise,
capturing a screenshot automatically creates the Screenshots folder. Select a folder to open
it.
In a folder, images are displayed by creation date. Select an image to view it in full screen.
Scroll left or right to view the next or previous image.
Zooming in and out
Use one of the following methods to zoom in an image:
• Double-tap anywhere to zoom in.
• Spread two fingers apart on any place to zoom in. Pinch to zoom out, or double-tap to
return.
Playing videos
Video files show the
icon on the preview. Select a video to watch it and tap
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Editing images
When viewing an image, tap
and use the following functions:
• Favourite: Add to the favourites list.
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current folder.
• Photo frame: Use this to add a frame and a note to an image. The edited image is saved
in the Photo frame folder.
• Photo note: Use this to write a note on the back of the image. Tap
to edit the note.
• Copy to clipboard: Copy to clipboard.
• Print: Print the image by connecting the device to a printer. Some printers may not be
compatible with the device.
• Rename: Rename the file.
• Buddy photo share: Send the image to a person whose face is tagged in the image.
• Rotate left: Rotate anti-clockwise.
• Rotate right: Rotate clockwise.
• Crop: Resize the blue frame to crop and save the image in it.
• Set as: Set the image as wallpaper or a contact image.
• Details: View image details.
• Settings: Change the Gallery settings.
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Deleting images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, tap
→ Select item, select images by ticking, and then tap
• When viewing an image, tap
.
.
Sharing images
Use one of the following methods:
• In a folder, tap
to others.
→ Select item, select images by ticking, and then tap
• When viewing an image, tap
to send them
to send it to others or share it via social network services.
Setting as wallpaper
When viewing an image, tap
contact.
→ Set as to set the image as wallpaper or to assign it to a
Tagging faces
→ Settings → Tags, and then tick Face tag. A yellow frame appears around the
Tap
recognised face on an image. Tap the face, tap Add name, and then select or add a contact.
When the face tag appears on an image, tap the face tag and use available options, such as
sending emails.
Face recognition may fail depending on the face angle, face size, skin colour, facial
expression, light conditions, or accessories the subject is wearing.
Using Tag buddy
→ Settings → Tag buddy, and then drag the Tag buddy switch to the right to
Tap
display a contextual tag (weather, location, date, and person’s name) when opening an image.
Creating new albums
Tap , enter a title for the album, and then tap OK. Select a folder in the left panel, and then
select images in the right panel. Tap and hold the selected images, drag them to the new
album, and then tap Done → Move or Copy.
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Story Album
Use this application to create your own digital album to keep your stories by organising the
images neatly and automatically.
Tap Story Album on the Applications screen.
To start Story Album, you need to download and install the application. Tap Install and
follow the on-screen instructions.
Paper Artist
Use this application to make images look like illustrations with fun effects or frames.
Tap Paper Artist on the Applications screen.
Use artistic tools to edit an image. The edited image is saved in the Gallery → Paper Pictures
folder.
Draw with a pen. Tap to
change the pen
thickness.
Draw with a brush. Tap to
change the brush
thickness.
Select an existing image.
Take a photo.
Apply frames to the
image.
Apply effects to the
image.
Save the image.
View version information.
View tool and option
names.
Share the image.
Undo and redo the last
action.
Erase the drawings. Tap to
change the eraser size.
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Video
Use this application to play video files.
Tap Video on the Applications screen.
Avoid locking the device’s screen while playing a DivX Video-On-Demand. Each time
you lock the screen while playing a DivX Video-On-Demand, one of your available
rental counts is lost.
Playing videos
Select a video to play.
Switch to floating screen
mode.
Search for other devices to
play the file.
Adjust the volume.
Move forwards or
backwards by dragging
the bar.
Skip to the next video.
Tap and hold to move
forwards quickly.
Move the control panel to
the left.
Move the control panel to
the right.
Open the playlist.
Change screen ratio.
Restart the current video
or skip to the previous
video. Tap and hold to
move backwards quickly.
Pause and resume
playback.
Deleting videos
Tap → Delete, select videos, and then tap Delete.
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Sharing videos
Tap → Share via, select videos, tap Done, and then select a sharing method.
Using Popup Video player
Use this feature to use other applications without closing the video player. While watching
to use the pop-up player.
videos, tap
Spread two fingers apart on the screen to enlarge the player or pinch to reduce it. To move
the player, drag the player to another location.
YouTube
Use this application to watch videos from the YouTube website.
Tap YouTube on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Watching videos
Tap
, and then enter a keyword. Select one of the returned search results to watch a video.
Tap
to display full screen.
Sharing videos
Select the video to view, tap
, and then select a sharing method.
Uploading videos
Tap Uploads →
, select a video, enter information for the video, and then tap UPLOAD.
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Flipboard
Use this application to access your personalised magazines.
Tap Flipboard on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
When you launch this application for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset,
follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.
Select a cover story or a topic, flick through the Flipboard pages, and then select an article to
read.
Businessweek+
Use this application to get the latest news about finance, business, market data, and more.
Tap Businessweek+ on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
NYTimes
Use this application to browse and navigate some articles and more.
Tap NYTimes on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To search for articles, tap
→ Search articles, and then enter a keyword in the search field.
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Play Store
Use this application to purchase and download applications and games that are able to run
on the device.
Tap Play Store on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing applications
Browse applications by category, or tap
to search with a keyword.
Select an application to view information. To download it, tap Install. If there is a charge for
the application, tap the price, and follow on-screen instructions to complete the purchase
process.
When a new version is available for any installed application, an update icon appears
at the top of the screen to alert you to the update. Open the notifications panel and
tap the icon to update the application.
Uninstalling applications
Uninstall the applications purchased from Play Store.
Tap → My apps, select an application to delete in the list of installed applications, and
then tap Uninstall.
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Samsung Apps
Use this application to purchase and download dedicated Samsung applications. For more
information, visit apps.samsung.com.
Tap Samsung Apps on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing applications
Browse applications by category. Tap CATEGORY to select a category.
To search for an application, tap
search field.
at the top of the screen, and then enter a keyword in the
Select an application to view information. To download it, tap Free. If there is a charge for the
application, tap the price, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase
process.
When a new version is available for any installed application, an update icon appears
at the top of the screen to alert you to the update. Open the notifications panel and
tap the icon to update the application.
Game Hub
Use this application to access games.
Tap Game Hub on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Scroll left or right and select a game to download from Samsung Apps.
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Play Books
Use this application to read and download book files.
Tap Play Books on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play Movies & TV
Use this application to watch, download, and rent movies or TV shows.
Tap Play Movies & TV on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play Music
Use this application to listen to music from the device or stream music from the Google cloud
service.
Tap Play Music on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Play Games
Use this application to download and play games.
Tap Play Games on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Play Newsstand
Use this application to read the latest news articles.
Tap Play Newsstand on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Music Hub
Use this application to purchase and download songs.
Tap Music Hub on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Tap the search field, and then enter a keyword to search for. Select one from the list of search
results.
To buy an album, select the price tag, and then follow on-screen instructions to complete the
purchase process.
Video Hub
Use this application to access and purchase videos.
Tap Video Hub on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category, and then select a video.
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Readers Hub
Use this application to purchase books or subscribe to newspapers or magazines.
Tap Readers Hub on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category, find a book file, and then download it.
Learning Hub
Use this application to access learning material.
Tap Learning Hub on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Select a category, and then select a video lecture or book.
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Memo
Use this application to record important information to save and view at a later date.
Tap Memo on the Applications screen.
Composing memos
Tap
, enter a memo, and then tap Save.
→ Colour. Each category has different background
To change the background colour, tap
colour.
To lock the memo so that others cannot view it, tap
→ Lock.
Browsing memos
Browse memo thumbnails by scrolling up or down.
To search for a memo, tap
.
To change the view mode, tap
To delete memos, tap
.
.
To sort memos by date, tap
→ Sort by.
To send the text in memos to others, tap
To send memos to others, tap
→ Share text via.
→ Share via.
To print the memo by connecting the device to a printer, tap
not be compatible with the device.
To import memos from Google Docs, tap
→ Import.
To export memos to other storage locations, tap
To change the memo settings, tap
→ Settings.
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→ Print. Some printers may
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Viewing a memo
Tap the memo thumbnail to open it. Scroll left or right to see more memos.
To edit the memo, tap the memo.
Tap
and use the following:
• Delete: Delete the memo.
• Colour: Change the background colour.
• Lock: Lock the memo so that others cannot view it.
• Print: Print the memo by connecting the device to a printer. Some printers may not be
compatible with the device.
• Share text via: Send the text in the memo to others.
• Share via: Send the memo to others.
S Planner
Use this application to manage events and tasks.
Tap S Planner on the Applications screen.
Creating events or tasks
Tap
, and then use one of the following methods:
• Add event: Enter an event with an optional repeat setting.
• Add task: Enter a task with an optional priority setting.
• Add memo: Create a handwritten memo to attach to the date.
To add an event or task more briefly, tap a date to select it and tap it again.
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Enter a title and specify which calendar to use or sync with. Then tap Edit event details or
Edit task details to add more details, such as how often the event repeats, when it has an
advance alert, or where it takes place.
Attach a map showing the location of the event. Enter the location in the Location field, tap
next to the field, and then pinpoint the precise location by tapping and holding on the
map that appears.
Attach an image. Tap Images, and then take a photo or select one of the existing images.
Syncing with Google Calendar
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Google under ACCOUNTS, select the Google
account, and then tick Sync Calendar. To manually sync for updating, on the Applications
→ Sync.
screen, tap S Planner →
→ Settings → View settings → Calendars →
To display synced events or tasks, tap
Display, select the Google account, and then tap OK.
Changing calendar type
Select one from among different types of calendars including year, month, week, and others.
A pinch gesture can be used to change calendar type. For example, pinch to change from the
monthly calendar to the yearly calendar, and spread apart to change yearly calendar back to
monthly calendar.
Searching for events
Tap
, and then enter a keyword to search for.
To view today’s events, tap Today.
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Deleting events
Select an event, and then tap
→ Delete.
Sharing events
Select an event, tap
→ Share via, and then select a sharing method.
POLARIS Office 5
Use this application to edit documents in various formats, including spreadsheets and
presentations.
Tap POLARIS Office 5 on the Applications screen.
Some functions may not be available, depending on the file type.
Create a document.
View recent documents.
Share documents with
others.
Browse folders.
View favourite
documents.
Browse by document
formats.
Creating documents
Tap , and then select a document type.
Use the editing toolbar at the top of the screen to edit the document.
To finish, tap the document icon at the top left of the screen, tap Save, enter a filename, select
a folder to save to, and then tap Save.
To save the document as a PDF file, tap the document icon at the top left of the screen, tap
PDF export, enter a filename, and then tap Export.
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While editing the documents, tap
, and then use one of the following functions:
• Switch to View Mode: Preview the document.
• Slide note: Edit memos on slides.
• Find/Replace: Search for or replace text.
• Page layout: Change the layout of pages.
• Screen Conversion: Apply animation or transition effects to slides.
• View Settings: Change the view mode settings.
• Read All: Read the document via the text-to-speech feature.
• Filter: View cells filtered by specific criteria.
• Sort: Sort cells by specific criteria.
• Protect worksheet: Lock the sheet so that others cannot edit it.
• Freeze frame: Keep the selected row in place.
• Recalculation: Recalculate the functions on the sheet.
• Screen capture: Capture the selected area.
• View Information: View the document details.
• Help: Access help information for using the POLARIS Office.
Reading documents
Tap a file on the recent documents screen. Or tap File Browser, Form type, Favorites, or View
Together, and then select a file to open.
To draw on the document, tap
.
To search for a text string in the document, tap
Tap
.
, and then use one of the following functions:
• Switch to Edit Mode: Open the editing toolbar.
• Bookmark: Open the Bookmark panel. Select a label to go to bookmarks point.
• View Settings: Change the view mode settings.
• Single slide view: View slides one by one.
• Slide note: Edit memos on slides.
• Freeze frame: Keep the selected row in place.
• Screen capture: Capture the selected area.
• View Information: View the document details.
• Help: Access help information for using the POLARIS Office.
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Dropbox
Use this application to save and share files with others via the Dropbox cloud storage. When
you save files to Dropbox, your device automatically syncs with the web server and any other
computers that have Dropbox installed.
Tap Dropbox on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
When running Dropbox for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
setup.
Once Dropbox is activated, photos and videos taken with the device’s camera are uploaded to
Dropbox automatically. To view the uploaded photos or videos, tap . To share or delete files
or create albums, tap , and then select files.
To upload files to Dropbox, tap →
To open a file in Dropbox, select a file.
While viewing images or videos, tap
favourites list, tap .
→ Upload here → Photos or videos or Other files.
to add it to the favourites list. To open files in the
Cloud
Use this feature to sync files or back up settings and application data with your Samsung
account or Dropbox.
On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Cloud.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Syncing with the Samsung account
Tap your Samsung account or Sync settings to sync files.
Backing up or restoring data
Tap Backup or tap Restore to back up or restore data with your Samsung account.
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Syncing with Dropbox
Tap Link Dropbox account, and then enter the Dropbox account. Follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
Once you sign in, tap Allow and the device automatically syncs files with Dropbox whenever
you make some changes.
Drive
Use this application to create and edit documents and share them with others via Google
Drive storage. When you create documents or upload files to Google Drive, your device
automatically syncs with the web server and any other computer with Google Drive installed.
Access your files without transferring or downloading.
Tap Drive on the Applications screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Alarm
Use this application to set alarms for important events.
Tap Alarm on the Applications screen.
Turn this alarm on or off.
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Setting alarms
Tap , set a time for the alarm to go off, select days for the alarm to repeat, and then tap
Save.
• Snooze: Set an interval and the number of times for the alarm to repeat after the preset
time.
• Smart alarm: Set a time for the alarm to go off before the preset time.
Stopping alarms
Drag outside the large circle to stop an alarm. Drag
the alarm after a specified length of time.
outside the large circle to repeat
Deleting alarms
Tap and hold the alarm, and then tap Delete.
World Clock
Use this application to check the time of many major cities in the world.
Tap World Clock on the Applications screen.
Creating clocks
Tap
, enter a city name or select a city from the globe, and then tap
To apply summer time, tap and hold a clock, and then tap DST settings.
Deleting clocks
Tap and hold the clock, and then tap Delete.
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Calculator
Use this application for simple or complex calculations.
Tap Calculator on the Applications screen.
To clear the history, tap
→ Clear history.
S Voice
Use this application to command the device by voice to send a message, write a memo, and
more.
Tap S Voice on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Here are several examples of spoken commands:
• Open music
• Launch calculator
• Check schedule
Tips for better voice recognition
• Speak clearly.
• Speak in quiet places.
• Do not use offensive or slang words.
• Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The device may not recognise your commands or may perform unwanted commands
depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
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Using wake-up commands on the locked screen
On the locked screen, you can use various functions with preset wake-up commands.
To activate this feature, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen, and then
tick Wake up in lock screen. Tap Set wake-up command, and then set functions and voice
commands.
Google
Use this application to search not only the Internet, but also applications and their contents
on the device as well.
Tap Google on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Searching the device
Tap the search field, and then enter a keyword. Alternatively, tap , speak a keyword, and
then select one of the suggested keywords that appear.
If no results are returned from the applications, the web browser appears, displaying the
search results.
Search scope
To select what applications to search, tap
items to search for.
→ Settings → Tablet search, and then tick the
Google Now
Launch Google search to view Google Now cards that show the current weather, public
transit info, your next appointment, and more when you are most likely to need it.
Join Google Now when opening Google search for the first time. To change Google Now
→ Settings → Google Now.
settings, tap
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Voice Search
Use this application to search webpages by speaking.
Tap Voice Search on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Speak a keyword or phrase when Speak now appears on the screen. Select one of the
suggested keywords that appear.
My Files
Use this application to access all kinds of files stored in the device, including images, videos,
songs, and sound clips.
Tap My Files on the Applications screen.
Select a folder to open it. To go back to the parent folder, tap
directory, tap Home.
. To return to the root
In a folder, use one of the following functions:
• Search: Search for files.
• Thumbnail: Change the view mode.
• Create folder: Create a folder.
• Time: Sort files or folders.
Select a file or folder by ticking, and then use one of the following functions:
• Copy: Copy files or folders to another folder.
• Move: Move files or folders to another folder.
• Delete: Delete files or folders.
• Share via: Send files to others.
• → Rename: Rename a file or folder.
• → Details: View file or folder details.
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Downloads
Use this application to see what files are downloaded through the applications.
Tap Downloads on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
To see the files downloaded from the Internet, tap Internet downloads, otherwise, tap Other
downloads to see the files downloaded from other applications, such as Email.
Select a file to open it with an appropriate application.
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Travel & local
Maps
Use this application to pinpoint the location of the device, search for places, or get directions.
Tap Maps on the Applications screen.
This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Searching for locations
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.
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.
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Settings
About Settings
Use this application to configure the device, set application options, and add accounts.
Tap Settings on the Applications screen.
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
To use options, tap
.
• Advanced: Customise Wi-Fi settings.
• WPS push button: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS button.
• WPS PIN entry: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS PIN.
• Help: Access help information for Wi-Fi.
Setting Wi-Fi sleep policy
On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi →
→ Advanced → Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects two devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access
point.
On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi → Wi-Fi Direct.
Setting Network notification
The device can detect open Wi-Fi networks and display an icon on the status bar to notify
when available.
On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi →
activate this feature.
→ Advanced and tick Network notification to
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Bluetooth
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
To use more options, tap
.
• Visibility timeout: Set duration that the device is visible.
• Received files: View received files via the Bluetooth feature.
• Rename device: Set a Bluetooth name for the device.
• Help: Access help information for Bluetooth.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount.
To use more options, tap
.
• Auto sync data: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of applications. You can select what
information to sync for each account in Settings → ACCOUNTS.
• Mobile hotspots: Select Wi-Fi hotspots to prevent applications that are running in the
background from using them.
More settings
Customise settings to control connections with other devices or networks.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
Default messaging app
Select the default application to use for messaging.
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.
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Settings
VPN
Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
Nearby devices
• Content to share: Set the device to share your content with other devices.
• Allowed devices: View the list of devices that can access your device.
• Denied devices: View the list of devices that are blocked from accessing your device.
• Download to: Select a memory location for saving media files.
• Download from other devices: Set the device to accept uploads from other devices.
Blocking mode
Select which notifications will be blocked and how long to block them.
Hands-free mode
Set the device to read contents aloud and specify applications to use in hands-free mode.
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Sound
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for music and videos, system sounds, and notifications.
• Notifications: Select a ringtone for events, such as incoming messages and alarms.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when selecting an application or option on the
touch screen.
• Screen lock sound: Set the device to sound when locking or unlocking the touch screen.
• SAMSUNG APPLICATIONS: Change the notification settings for each applications.
• Sound when tapped: Set the device to sound when selecting an application or option
on the touch screen.
• Adapt Sound: Personalise the sound for the ear you use most during calls or while
listening to music.
Display
Change the settings for the display.
• Wallpaper:
– – Home screen: Select a background image for the Home screen.
– – Lock screen: Select a background image for the locked screen.
– – Home and lock screens: Select a background image for the Home screen and the
locked screen.
• Notification panel: Customise the items that appear on the notifications panel.
• Screen mode:
– – Adapt Display: Use this mode for optimising the display according to the display
settings.
– – Dynamic: Use this mode to make the display tone more vivid.
– – Standard: Use this mode for normal surroundings.
– – Cinema: Use this mode for dim surroundings, such as in a dark room.
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• Brightness: Set the brightness of the display.
• 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.
• Smart screen:
– – Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you
are looking at the display.
– – Smart rotation: Set the interface not to rotate according to the orientation of your
face.
• 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.
• Touch key light duration: Set the duration for the touch button backlight.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.
Storage
View memory information for your device and memory card, or format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card permanently deletes all data from it.
The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default applications occupy part of the
memory. The available capacity may change when you upgrade the device.
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Power saving mode
Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode.
• CPU performance: Set the device to limit some system resource usage.
• Screen output: Set the device to decrease the brightness of the display.
• Learn about Power saving: Discover how to reduce battery consumption.
Battery
View the amount of battery power consumed by your device.
Application manager
View and manage the applications on your device.
Default applications
Select a default setting for using applications.
Users
Set up and manage user profiles for personalised settings.
Location
Change settings for location information permissions.
• Mode: Select a method to collect your location data.
• My places: Set up profiles that will be used for specific locations when you use GPS, Wi-Fi,
or Bluetooth features to find your current location.
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Lock screen
Change settings for the locked screen.
• Screen lock: Activate the screen lock feature. The following options may vary depending
on the screen lock feature selected.
• Multiple widgets: Set the device to allow use of widgets on the locked screen.
• Lock screen widgets: Change the settings for the locked screen. These settings are
applied only when you set the swipe lock option.
– – Clock or personal message: Set the device to show a clock or personal message on
the locked screen. The following options may vary, depending on your selection.
For a personal message:
– – Edit personal information: Edit the personal message.
For a clock:
– – Clock size: Change the size of the clock.
– – Show date: Set the device to show the date with the clock.
– – Owner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock.
• Shortcuts: Set the device to show and edit application shortcuts on the locked screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Unlock effect: Select an effect when you unlock the screen.
• Help text: Set the device to show the help text on the locked screen.
• Wake up in lock screen: Set the device to recognise your wake up command when the
screen is locked.
• Set wake-up command: Set a wake up command to launch S Voice or perform a
specified function.
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Security
Change settings for securing the device.
• 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 when you save them to 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 and Google
accounts.
– – 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.
• 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.
• Make passwords visible: By default, the device hides passwords for security. Set the
device to display passwords as they are entered.
• Device administrators: View device administrators installed on the device. You can allow
device administrators to apply new policies to the device.
• Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of applications from unknown
sources.
• Verify apps: Set this to allow Google to check the application for harmful behaviour
before installing it.
• Storage type: Set a storage type for credential files.
• Trusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various
applications.
• Install from device storage: Install encrypted certificates stored on the USB storage.
• Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.
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Language and input
Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the
selected language.
Language
Select a display language for all menus and applications.
Default
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
Samsung keyboard
To change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap
.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• Select input language: 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.
• 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.
• 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 or disable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the
cursor by scrolling the keyboard.
• 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.
• Help: Access help information for using the Samsung keyboard.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
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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 application.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or the service provider.
• 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 it is connected to the device.
Text-to-speech options
• PREFERRED TTS ENGINE: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for
speech synthesis engines, tap .
• Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
• Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.
• 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.
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Settings
Cloud
Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud
storage.
Backup and reset
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
• Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and application data to the Google
server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set the device to restore settings and application data when the
applications are reinstalled on the device.
• Factory data reset: Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data.
Add account
Add email or SNS accounts.
Voice control
Change settings to control options by voice commands.
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Accessories
Change the accessory settings.
• Dock sound: Set the device to play a sound when your device is connected to or
removed from a desktop dock.
• Audio output mode: Set the device to use the dock speaker when your device is
connected to a desktop dock.
• Audio output: Select a sound output format to use when connecting your device to
HDMI devices. Some devices may not support the surround sound setting.
Date and time
Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date.
If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date
is reset.
• 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
Accessibility services are special features for those with certain physical disabilities. Access
and alert the following settings to improve accessibility to the device.
• Auto rotate screen: Set the interface to rotate automatically when you rotate the device.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
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• Speak passwords: Set the device to read aloud passwords you enter with Talkback.
• Show shortcut: Add a shortcut to Accessibility on the quick menu that appears when
you press and hold the Power button.
• Manage accessibility: Export or import the accessibility settings to share them with
other devices.
• TalkBack: Activate Talkback, which provides voice feedback.
• Font size: Change the font size.
• Magnification gestures: Set this to zoom in and out with finger gestures.
• Negative colours: Reverse the display colours to improve visibility.
• Accessibility shortcut: Set the device to activate Talkback when you press and hold the
Power button, and then tap and hold the screen with two fingers.
• Text-to-speech options:
– – PREFERRED TTS ENGINE: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for
speech synthesis engines, tap .
– – Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
– – Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.
– – Default language status: View the status of the default language for the text-tospeech feature.
• Mono audio: Enable mono sound when listening to audio with one earbud.
• Turn off all sounds: Mute all device sounds.
• Google subtitles (CC): Set the device to display closed captions on content supported by
Google and to change the closed caption settings.
• Samsung subtitles (CC): Set the device to display closed captions on content supported
by Samsung and to change the closed caption settings.
• Assistant menu: Set the device to show the assistive shortcut icon that helps you access
functions supported by external buttons or features on the notifications panel. You can
also edit the menu on the shortcut icon.
• Tap and hold delay: Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
• Interaction control: Set an area of the screen to be excluded from touch inputs.
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Settings
About device
Access device information and update device software.
Google Settings
Use this application to configure settings for some features provided by Google.
Tap Google Settings on the Applications screen.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For 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 applications 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 for more than 9 seconds to reboot.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Applications
screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → Reset device → Erase
everything. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make back-up 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 applications,
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 applications that require more power or use applications on your device for an
extended period of time, your device may feel hot to the touch. This is normal and should not
affect your device’s lifespan or performance.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera
application. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery or replace it with a battery that is fully charged.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera application after trying
these tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
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 application 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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Troubleshooting
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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Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider, or
software version, and is subject to change without prior notice.
www.samsung.com
English (EU). 06/2014. Rev.1.0
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