Samsung | SM-T835 | Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 LTE Benutzerhandbuch

SM-T835
User Manual
English (EU). 07/2018. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
Basics
79Contacts
83Messages
85Internet
87Email
88Camera
102Gallery
110 Multi window
115 Samsung Members
116 Samsung Notes
122PENUP
128Calendar
130 Samsung Flow
131 My Files
132Clock
133Calculator
134 Game Launcher
137SmartThings
141 Sharing content
142 Daily Board
144 Kids Mode
145 Samsung DeX
154 Connecting to an external display
155 Google apps
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Read me first
Device overheating situations and
solutions
9 Device layout and functions
15Battery
18 SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card)
21 Memory card (microSD card)
24 Turning the device on and off
25 Initial setup
27 Samsung account
29 Transferring data from your previous
device
33 Understanding the screen
45 Notification panel
47 Entering text
Apps and features
50 Installing or uninstalling apps
52 S Pen features
63Bixby
74Phone
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Settings
176 Biometrics and security
178 Intelligent Scan
180 Face recognition
183 Iris recognition
188 Samsung Pass
191 Secure Folder
196 Cloud and accounts
197Users
198Google
199Accessibility
200 General management
201 Software update
202 User manual
202 About tablet
157Introduction
157Connections
158Wi-Fi
160Bluetooth
162 Data saver
162 Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
163 More connection settings
165 Sounds and vibration
166 Dolby Atmos (surround sound)
167Notifications
167Display
168 Blue light filter
169 Changing the screen mode or
adjusting the display colour
170Screensaver
171Wallpaper
171 Advanced features
172 Device maintenance
175Apps
175 Lock screen
176 Smart Lock
Appendix
203Troubleshooting
209 Removing the battery
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Read me first
Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider,
model specifications, or device’s software.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly
depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the device or apps to work improperly.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
• You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services depending on your data plan. For
large data transfers, it is recommended to use the Wi-Fi feature.
• Default apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be
supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with
the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service
providers.
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• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
• Depending on the region or model, some devices are required to receive approval from
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If your device is approved by the FCC,
you can view the FCC ID of the device. To view the FCC ID, launch the Settings app and
tap About tablet → Status.
• Depending on the region, you can view the regulatory information on the device. To
view the information, launch the Settings app and tap About tablet → Regulatory
information.
Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Notice: notes, usage tips, or additional information
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Device overheating situations and solutions
When the device heats up while charging the battery
While charging, the device and the charger may become hot. During wireless charging or fast
charging, the device may feel hotter to the touch. This does not affect the device’s lifespan or
performance and is in the device’s normal range of operation. If the battery becomes too hot,
the charger may stop charging.
Do the following when the device heats up:
• Disconnect the charger from the device and close any running apps. Wait for the
device to cool down and then begin charging the device again.
• If the lower part of the device overheats, it could be because the connected USB
cable is damaged. Replace the damaged USB cable with a new Samsung-approved
one.
• When using a wireless charger, do not place foreign materials, such as metal objects,
magnets, and magnetic stripe cards, between the device and the wireless charger.
The wireless charging or fast charging feature is only available on supported models.
When the device heats up during use
When you use features or apps that require more power or use them for extended periods,
your device may temporarily heat up due to increased battery consumption. Close any
running apps and do not use the device for a while.
The following are examples of situations in which the device may overheat. Depending on
the functions and apps you use, these examples may not apply to your model.
• During the initial setup after purchase or when restoring data
• When downloading large files
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• When using apps that require more power or using apps for extended periods
– – When playing high-quality games for extended periods
– – When recording videos for extended periods
– – When streaming videos while using the maximum brightness setting
– – When connecting to a TV
• While multitasking (or, when running many apps in the background)
– – When using Multi window
– – When updating or installing apps while recording videos
– – When downloading large files during a video call
– – When recording videos while using a navigation app
• When using large amount of data for syncing with the cloud, email, or other accounts
• When using a navigation app in a car while the device is placed in direct sunlight
• When using the mobile hotspot and tethering feature
• When using the device in areas with weak signals or no reception
• When charging the battery with a damaged USB cable
• When the device’s multipurpose jack is damaged or exposed to foreign materials, such as
liquid, dust, metal powder, and pencil lead
• When you are roaming
Do the following when the device heats up:
• Keep the device updated with the latest software.
• Conflicts between running apps may cause the device to heat up. Restart the device.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth features when not using them.
• Close apps that increase battery consumption or that run in the background when
not in use.
• Delete unnecessary files or unused apps.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a while. If
the device continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
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Device limitations when the device overheats
When the device heats up, the features and performance may be limited or the device may
turn off to cool down. The feature is only available on supported models.
• If the device becomes hotter than usual, a device overheating message will appear. To
lower the device’s temperature, the screen brightness and the performance speed will be
limited and battery charging will stop. Running apps will be closed and you will only be
able to make emergency calls until the device cools down.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, a power off message will
appear. Turn off the device, and wait until it cools down.
Precautions for operating environment
Your device may heat up due to the environment in the following conditions. Use caution to
avoid shortening the battery’s lifespan, damaging the device, or causing a fire.
• Do not store your device in very cold or very hot temperatures.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods.
• Do not use or store your device for extended periods in very hot areas, such as inside a
car in the summertime.
• Do not place the device in any areas that may overheat, such as on an electric heating
mat.
• Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot cooking equipment, or high
pressure containers.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
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Device layout and functions
Package contents
Refer to the quick start guide for package contents.
• The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the device before purchase.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause
the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Device layout
Microphone
Front camera
Proximity/Light sensor
Speaker
Speaker
Power key
Iris recognition LED
Volume key
Iris recognition camera
Microphone
Keyboard dock port
Touchscreen
SIM card / Memory
card tray
Multipurpose jack (USB
Type-C)
Main antenna
GPS antenna
Rear camera
Flash
Speaker
Speaker
Earphone jack
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The device and some accessories (sold separately) contain magnets. The American
Heart Association (US) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory
Agency (UK) both warn that magnets can affect the operation of implanted
pacemakers, cardioverters, defibrillators, insulin pumps or other electro medical
devices (collectively, “Medical Device”) within the range of 15 cm (6 inches). If you
are a user of any of these Medical Devices, DO NOT USE THIS DEVICE AND SOME
ACCESSORIES (SOLD SEPARATELY) UNLESS YOU HAVE CONSULTED WITH YOUR
PHYSICIAN.
• Do not store your device and some accessories (sold separately) near magnetic
fields. Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards, passbooks, and
boarding passes, may be damaged by magnetic fields.
• When using the speakers, such as when playing media files or using speakerphone,
do not place the device close to your ears.
• Connectivity problems and battery drain may occur in the following situations:
– – If you attach metallic stickers on the antenna area of the device
– – If you attach a device cover made with metallic material to the device
– – If you cover the device’s antenna area with your hands or other objects while
using certain features, such as calls or the mobile data connection
• Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen
protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.
• Do not cover the proximity/light sensor area with screen accessories, such as a
screen protector or stickers. Doing so may cause the sensor to malfunction.
• Do not allow water to contact the touchscreen. The touchscreen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
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Hard keys
Power key
Volume key
Key
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
Power
• Press to turn on or lock the screen.
• Press to adjust the device volume.
Volume
Soft buttons
Show and hide
button
Back button
Recents button
Home button
When you turn on the device, the soft buttons will appear at the bottom of the screen. The
soft buttons are set to the Recents button, Home button, and Back button by default. Refer to
Navigation bar (soft buttons) for more information.
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S Pen
S Pen button
S Pen nib
Tweezers
Name
S Pen nib
S Pen button
Tweezers
Functions
• Use the S Pen to write, draw, or perform touch actions on the
screen.
• Hover the S Pen over items on the screen to access additional
S Pen features, such as the Air view feature.
• Hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button to
display the Air command features.
• While pressing and holding the S Pen button, drag the S Pen over
items to select them.
• Remove the S Pen nib with the tweezers when replacing the nib.
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Replacing the S Pen nib
If the nib is dull, replace it with a new one.
1 Firmly hold the nib with the tweezers and remove it.
2 Insert a new nib into the S Pen.
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Be careful not to pinch your fingers with the tweezers.
• Do not reuse old nibs. Doing so may cause the S Pen to malfunction.
• Do not press the nib excessively when inserting the nib into the S Pen.
• Do not insert the round end of the nib into the S Pen. Doing so may cause damage
to the S Pen or your device.
• Do not bend or apply excessive pressure with the S Pen while using it. The S Pen
may be damaged or the nib may be deformed.
• Do not hard press on the screen with the S Pen. The pen nib may be deformed.
• If you use the S Pen at sharp angles on the screen, the device may not recognise
the S Pen actions.
• For more information about the S Pen, visit the Samsung website.
• If the S Pen is not working properly, take it to a Samsung Service Centre.
Battery
Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended
periods.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
• Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
• Use only USB Type-C cable supplied with the device. The device may be damaged
if you use Micro USB cable.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
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1 Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor.
2 Plug the USB cable into the device’s multipurpose jack.
3 Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
4 After fully charging, disconnect the charger from the device. Then, unplug the charger
from the electric socket.
Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power.
• Optimise the device using the device maintenance feature.
• When you are not using the device, turn off the screen by pressing the Power key.
• Activate power saving mode.
• Close unnecessary apps.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of apps that need to be synced.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
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Battery charging tips and precautions
• When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on immediately
when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes
before turning on the device.
• If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection to
another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid losing power during a data
transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the battery.
• Using a power source other than the charger, such as a computer, may result in a slower
charging speed due to a lower electric current.
• The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the
battery.
• If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen may not
function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
• While charging, the device and the charger may heat up. This is normal and should not
affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the
charger may stop charging.
• If you charge the device while the multipurpose jack is wet, the device may be damaged.
Thoroughly dry the multipurpose jack before charging the device.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung
Service Centre.
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Fast charging
The device has a built-in fast charging feature. You can charge the battery more quickly while
the device or its screen is turned off.
Increasing the charging speed
To increase the charging speed, turn the device or its screen off when you charge the battery.
While charging the battery when the device is turned off, the icon appears on the screen.
If the fast charging feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Device maintenance
→ Battery → → Advanced settings, and then tap the Fast cable charging switch to
activate it.
• You cannot use the built-in fast charging feature when you charge the battery
using a standard battery charger.
• If the device heats up or the ambient air temperature rises, the charging speed may
decrease automatically. This is a normal operating condition to prevent damage to
the device.
SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card)
Installing the SIM or USIM card
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider.
• Use only a nano-SIM card.
• Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not
responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For more
information about service availability, contact your service provider.
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1 Place the device with the bottom facing upwards.
2 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may
be damaged.
3 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
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4 Place the SIM or USIM card on the tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing upwards.
5 Gently press the SIM or USIM card into the tray to secure it.
If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the SIM card may leave or fall out of the tray.
6 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
• If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be
damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry.
• Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device.
Removing the SIM or USIM card
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
3 Remove the SIM or USIM card.
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
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Memory card (microSD card)
Installing a memory card
Your device’s memory card capacity may vary from other models and some memory cards
may not be compatible with your device depending on the memory card manufacturer and
type. To view your device’s maximum memory card capacity, refer to the Samsung website.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
• The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When
inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device will ask to reformat
the card or will not recognise the card. To use the memory card, you must format it.
If your device cannot format or recognise the memory card, contact the memory
card manufacturer or a Samsung Service Centre.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the My Files → SD card folder.
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1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may
be damaged.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
When you remove the tray from the device, the mobile data connection will be
disabled.
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3 Place a memory card on the tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
4 Gently press the memory card into the tray to secure it.
If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the memory card may leave or fall out of the
tray.
5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
• If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be
damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry.
• Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device.
Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
Launch the Settings app and tap Device maintenance → Storage → → Storage settings
→ SD card → UNMOUNT.
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the tray to loosen the tray.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
3 Remove the memory card.
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.
Do not remove external storage, such as a memory card or USB storage, while the
device is transferring or accessing information, or right after transferring data. Doing
so can cause data to be corrupted or lost or cause damage to the external storage or
device. Samsung is not responsible for losses, including loss of data, resulting from
the misuse of external storage devices.
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Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
Launch the Settings app and tap Device maintenance → Storage → → Storage settings
→ SD card → Format.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not
cover loss of data resulting from user actions.
Turning the device on and off
Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device.
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off.
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
Restarting the device
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume
Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Power key
Volume Down key
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Initial setup
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device.
The initial setup procedures may vary depending on the device’s software and your
region.
1 Turn on the device.
2 Select your preferred device language and select
.
Select a language.
3 Select a Wi-Fi network and connect to it.
If you do not connect to a Wi-Fi network, you may not be able to set up some device
features during the initial setup.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed the initial setup.
5 Set a screen lock method to protect your device. You can protect your personal
information by preventing others from accessing your device. To set the screen lock
method later, tap No, thank you.
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6 Sign in to your Samsung account. You can enjoy Samsung services and keep your data
up to date and secure across all of your devices. Refer to Samsung account for more
information.
7 Select features you want to use and complete the initial setup.
The Home screen will appear.
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Samsung account
Introduction
Your Samsung account is an integrated account service that allows you to use a variety of
Samsung services provided by mobile devices, TVs, and the Samsung website. Once your
Samsung account has been registered, you can keep your data up to date and secure across
your Samsung devices with Samsung Cloud, track and control your lost or stolen device, see
tips and tricks from Samsung Members, and more.
Create your Samsung account with your email address.
To check the list of services that can be used with your Samsung account, visit
account.samsung.com. For more information on Samsung accounts, launch the Settings app
and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Samsung account → → Help.
Registering your Samsung account
Registering a new Samsung account
If you do not have a Samsung account, you should create one.
1 Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account → CREATE ACCOUNT.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete creating your account.
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Registering an existing Samsung account
If you already have a Samsung account, register it to the device.
1 Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account → SIGN IN.
3 Enter your email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
If you forget your account information, tap Find ID or Reset password. You can find your
account information when you enter the required information.
If you want to verity your Samsung account password via your biometric data, such as
irises, tap Verify identity with biometrics instead of password using Samsung Pass.
Refer to Samsung Pass for more information.
4 Read and agree to the terms and conditions and tap AGREE.
5 Tap DONE to finish registering your Samsung account.
Removing your Samsung account
When you remove your registered Samsung account from the device, your data, such as
contacts or events, will also be removed.
1 Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts.
2 Tap Samsung account → → Remove account.
3 Tap REMOVE, enter your Samsung account password, and then tap CONFIRM.
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Transferring data from your previous device
You can restore your data, such as images, contacts, messages, and apps from Samsung
Cloud. You can also copy them from your previous device via Smart Switch.
• This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers.
• Limitations apply. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung
takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to
transfer.
Smart Switch
Transfer data between mobile devices via Smart Switch. To use Smart Switch, launch the
Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Smart Switch. If you do not have the app,
download it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
Transferring data from a mobile device
Transfer data from your previous device to your device wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct.
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1 On the previous device, launch Smart Switch.
If you do not have the app, download it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
2 On your device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Smart Switch.
3 Place the devices near each other.
4 On the previous device, tap WIRELESS → SEND.
5 On your device, tap WIRELESS → RECEIVE and select the previous device type.
6 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your previous device.
Transferring data using external storage
Transfer data using external storage, such as a microSD card.
1 Transfer data from your previous device to external storage.
2 Insert or connect the external storage device to your device.
3 On your device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Smart Switch
→ EXTERNAL STORAGE → RESTORE.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from external storage.
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Transferring backup data from a computer
Transfer data between your device and a computer. You must download the Smart Switch
computer version app from www.samsung.com/smartswitch. Back up data from your
previous device to a computer and import the data to your device.
1 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download Smart Switch.
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using a
program provided by the device’s manufacturer. Then, skip to the fifth step.
3 Connect your previous device to the computer using the device’s USB cable.
4 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device.
Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer.
5 Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
6 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your device.
Viewing imported data
You can view the imported data on the same app from your previous device.
If your new device does not have the same apps to view or play the imported data, the data
will be saved to a similar app. For example, if you import memos and your device does not
have the Memo app, you can view the memos in the Samsung Notes app.
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Samsung Cloud
Back up data from your previous device to Samsung Cloud and restore the data to your new
device. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud. Refer
to Samsung account for more information.
Backing up data
1 On your previous device, sign in to your Samsung account.
2 Launch the Settings app, select the backup option, and back up your data.
• If your device supports Samsung Cloud, launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and
accounts → Samsung Cloud, select your device under BACKUP AND RESTORE,
tap Back up, and then back up your data.
• The data backup method may vary depending on your model.
• Some data will not be backed up. To check which data will be backed up, launch
the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud, select your device
under BACKUP AND RESTORE, and then tap Back up.
Restoring data
1 On your new device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung
Cloud.
2 Select your previous device under BACKUP AND RESTORE and tap Restore data.
3 Tick the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE.
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Syncing data
You can sync data saved in your device with Samsung Cloud and access it from other devices.
1 On your new device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung
Cloud.
2 Tap → Settings → Sync settings.
3 Tap the switches next to the items you want to sync with.
Checking data
You can check the saved items and used memory of your Samsung Cloud. Launch the
Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud.
• You can immediately check your used memory and saved items, such as, GALLERY,
SAMSUNG NOTES, and SAMSUNG CLOUD DRIVE. Tap each card and enter the next
page. You can change the settings or check the saved data.
• You can check the backup data in your Samsung account by using the BACKUP AND
RESTORE option. Select your device and tap Restore data.
Understanding the screen
Controlling the touchscreen
• Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the
device.
• The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• It is recommended to use fingers or the S Pen when you use the touchscreen.
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Tapping
Tap the screen.
Tapping and holding
Tap and hold the screen for approximately 2 seconds.
Dragging
Tap and hold an item and drag it to the target position.
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Double-tapping
Double-tap the screen.
Swiping
Swipe upwards, downwards, to the left, or to the right.
Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart or pinch on the screen.
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Navigation bar (soft buttons)
When you turn on the device, the soft buttons will appear on the navigation bar at the
bottom of the screen. The soft buttons are set to the Recents button, Home button, and Back
button by default. The functions of the buttons can change according to the app currently
being used or usage environment.
Show and hide
button
Back button
Recents button
Home button
Button
Function
Show and hide
• Double-tap to pin or hide the navigation bar.
Recents
• Tap to open the list of recent apps.
Home
Back
• Tap to return to the Home screen.
• Tap and hold to launch the Google app.
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Displaying or hiding the navigation bar
Using the Show and hide button at the left side of the navigation bar, you can set the
navigation bar to be hidden or pinned on the screen when you use apps or features. The
navigation bar is pinned by default.
If you want to view files or use apps in full screen, double-tap the Show and hide button to
hide the navigation bar.
To show the navigation bar again, drag upwards from the bottom of the screen.
• On certain screens, such as the Home screen, the navigation bar will always be
displayed and the Show and hide button will not appear.
• Even after you pin the navigation bar, it can be hidden while using some apps or
features, such as a video player.
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Setting the navigation bar
Launch the Settings app, tap Display → Navigation bar, and then select an option.
• Show and hide button: Add a button to hide or pin the navigation bar. You can set
whether or not to display the button for each app.
• BACKGROUND COLOUR: Change the navigation bar’s background colour.
• Button layout: Change the order of the buttons on the navigation bar.
Home screen and Apps screen
The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays
widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more.
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.
A widget
An app
A folder
Bixby Home indicator. View
your customised content.
Screen indicators
Favourite apps
Navigation bar (soft buttons)
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Switching between Home and Apps screens
On the Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards to open the Apps screen.
To return to the Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards on the Apps screen.
Alternatively, tap the Home button or the Back button.
Home screen
Apps screen
If you add the Apps button on the Home screen, you can open the Apps screen by tapping
the button. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area and tap Home screen settings
→ Apps button → Show Apps button → APPLY. The Apps button will be added at the
bottom of the Home screen.
Apps button
Moving items
Tap and hold an item, and then drag it to a new location. To move the item to another panel,
drag it to the side of the screen.
To add a shortcut to an app on the Home screen, tap and hold an item on the Apps screen,
and then drag it to the top or bottom of the screen. A shortcut to the app will be added on
the Home screen.
You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home
screen.
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Creating folders
Create folders and gather similar apps to quickly access and launch apps.
1 On the Home screen or the Apps screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over
another app.
2 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps.
A new folder containing the selected apps will be created. Tap Enter folder name and
enter a folder name.
• Adding more apps
Tap ADD APPS on the folder. Tick the apps to add and tap ADD. You can also add an app
by dragging it to the folder.
• Moving apps from a folder
Tap and hold an app to drag it to a new location.
• Deleting a folder
Tap and hold a folder, and then tap Delete folder. Only the folder will be deleted. The
folder’s apps will be relocated to the Apps screen.
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Editing the Home screen
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access
the editing options. You can set the wallpaper, add widgets, and more. You can also add,
delete, or rearrange Home screen panels.
• Adding panels: Swipe to the left, and then tap
.
• Moving panels: Tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
• Deleting panels: Tap
on the panel.
• Wallpapers: Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen.
• Widgets: Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide
information and convenient access on your Home screen. Tap and hold a widget, and
then drag it to the Home screen. The widget will be added on the Home screen.
• Home screen settings: Change the Home screen settings.
Displaying all apps on the Home screen
Without using a separate Apps screen, you can set the device to display all apps on the
Home screen. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Home screen
settings → Home screen layout → Home screen only → APPLY.
You can now access all your apps by swiping to the left on the Home screen.
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Indicator icons
Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table
below are most common.
The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the
status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.
Icon
Meaning
No signal
Signal strength
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
HSPA+ network connected
/
LTE network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
Location services being used
Call in progress
Missed call
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Mute mode activated
Vibration mode activated
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery charging
Battery power level
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Lock screen
Pressing the Power key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and
automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period.
To unlock the screen, swipe in any direction when the screen turns on.
If the screen is off, press the Power key or double-tap anywhere on the screen to turn on the
screen.
Locked screen
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Changing the screen lock method
To change the screen lock method, launch the Settings app, tap Lock screen → Screen lock
type, and then select a method.
When you set a pattern, PIN, password, or your biometric data for the screen lock method,
you can protect your personal information by preventing others from accessing your device.
After setting the screen lock method, the device will require an unlock code whenever
unlocking it.
• Swipe: Swipe in any direction on the screen to unlock it.
• Pattern: Draw a pattern with four or more dots to unlock the screen.
• PIN: Enter a PIN with at least four numbers to unlock the screen.
• Password: Enter a password with at least four characters, numbers, or symbols to unlock
the screen.
• None: Do not set a screen lock method.
• Intelligent Scan: Register both your face and irises to the device to unlock the screen
more conveniently. Refer to Intelligent Scan for more information.
• Face: Register your face to unlock the screen. Refer to Face recognition for more
information.
• Iris: Register your irises to unlock the screen. Refer to Iris recognition for more
information.
You can set your device to perform a factory data reset if you enter the unlock code
incorrectly several times in a row and reach the attempt limit. Launch the Settings
app, tap Lock screen → Secure lock settings, unlock the screen using the preset
screen lock method, and then tap the Auto factory reset switch to activate it.
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Screen capture
Capture a screenshot while using the device and write on, draw on, crop, or share the
captured screen. You can capture the current screen and scrollable area.
Capturing a screenshot
Use the following methods to capture a screenshot. Captured screenshots will be saved in
Gallery.
• Key capture: Press and hold the Volume Down key and the Power key simultaneously.
• Swipe capture: Swipe your hand to the left or right across the screen.
• Air command capture: Hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button to
open the Air command panel, and then tap Screen write. Refer to Screen write for more
information.
• It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
• If capturing a screenshot by swiping is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap
Advanced features, and then tap the Palm swipe to capture switch to activate it.
After capturing a screenshot, use the following options on the toolbar at the bottom of the
screen:
• Bixby Vision: Recognise content using Bixby Vision and search for relevant information.
This option is not supported when you capture a screenshot using the Screen write
feature.
• Scroll capture: Capture the current content and the hidden content on an elongated
page, such as a webpage. When you tap Scroll capture, the screen will automatically
scroll down and more content will be captured.
• Draw: Write or draw on the screenshot. Refer to Screen write for more information.
• Crop: Crop a portion from the screenshot. The cropped area will be saved in Gallery.
• Share: Share the screenshot with others.
If the options are not visible on the captured screen, launch the Settings app, tap
Advanced features, and then tap the Smart capture switch to activate it.
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Notification panel
When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear
on the status bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notification panel and
view the details.
To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notification panel,
swipe upwards on the screen.
You can open the notification panel, even on the locked screen.
You can use the following functions on the notification panel.
Launch Settings.
Quick setting buttons
View the notification details
and perform various actions.
Clear all notifications.
Access the notification
settings.
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Using quick setting buttons
Tap quick setting buttons to activate certain features. Swipe downwards on the notification
panel to view more buttons.
To change feature settings, tap the text under each button. To view more detailed settings,
tap and hold a button.
To rearrange buttons, tap → Button order, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to
another location.
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Entering text
Keyboard layout
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create notes, and
more.
• When the keyboard is opened for the first time, the keyboard setup screen will
appear. Set the input language, keyboard type, and keyboard settings and then tap
START.
• Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
View more keyboard
functions.
Additional keyboard
functions
Delete a preceding character.
Enter uppercase. For all caps,
tap it twice.
Break to the next line.
Enter symbols.
Move the cursor.
Enter a space.
Changing the input language
Tap → Languages and types → MANAGE INPUT LANGUAGES, and then select the
languages to use. When you select two or more languages, you can switch between the input
languages by swiping to the left or right on the space key.
Changing the keyboard
Tap
to change the keyboard.
To change the keyboard type, tap → Languages and types, select a language, and then
select the keyboard type you want.
If the keyboard button ( ) does not appear on the navigation bar, launch the
Settings app, tap General management → Language and input, and then tap the
Show Keyboard button switch to activate it.
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Additional keyboard functions
• : Predict words based on your input and show word suggestions. To return to the
keyboard functions list, tap .
• : Enter emoticons.
• : Enter stickers.
• : Attach animated GIFs.
• : Enter text by voice.
• • : Change the keyboard settings.
→
: Switch to handwriting mode.
Switch to the standard
keyboard.
View information about
editing handwriting.
You can quickly switch to handwriting mode by hovering the S Pen over the text
field and tapping . If this feature is not activated, launch the Settings app,
tap Advanced features → S Pen, and then tap the Direct pen input switch to
activate it.
• → : Create a live message. Instead of a text message, record your actions while
handwriting or drawing a message and save it as an animated file. Refer to Live message
for more information.
• →
: Add an item from the clipboard.
• →
: Switch to the floating or split keyboard. You can move the keyboard to
another location by dragging the tab.
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Copying and pasting
1 Tap and hold over text.
2 Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text.
3 Tap Copy or Cut.
The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
4 Tap and hold where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste.
To paste text that you have previously copied, tap Clipboard and select the text.
Dictionary
Look up definitions for words while using certain features, such as when browsing webpages.
1 Tap and hold over a word that you want to look up.
If the word you want to look up is not selected, drag
or
to select the desired text.
2 Tap Dictionary on the options list.
If a dictionary is not preinstalled on the device, tap Move to Manage dictionaries →
next to a dictionary to download it.
3 View the definition in the dictionary pop-up window.
To switch to the full screen view, tap . Tap the definition on the screen to view more
definitions. In the detailed view, tap to add the word to your favourite words list or tap
Search Web to use the word as a search term.
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Installing or uninstalling apps
Galaxy Apps
Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung
Galaxy devices.
Open the Samsung folder and launch the Galaxy Apps app.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap the search field to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap → Settings → Auto update apps, and
then select an option.
Play Store
Purchase and download apps.
Launch the Play Store app.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or search for apps by keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap
then select an option.
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→ Settings → Auto-update apps, and
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Managing apps
Uninstalling or disabling apps
Tap and hold an app and select an option.
• Disable: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the device.
• Uninstall: Uninstall downloaded apps.
Enabling apps
Launch the Settings app, tap Apps →
→ Disabled, select an app, and then tap ENABLE.
Setting app permissions
For some apps to operate properly, they may need permission to access or use information
on your device. When you open an app, a pop-up window may appear and request access to
certain features or information. Tap ALLOW on the pop-up window to grant permissions to
the app.
To view your app permission settings, launch the Settings app and tap Apps. Select an app
and tap Permissions. You can view the app’s permissions list and change its permissions.
To view or change app permission settings by permission category, launch the Settings app
and tap Apps → → App permissions. Select an item and tap the switches next to apps to
grant permissions.
If you do not grant permissions to apps, the basic features of the apps may not
function properly.
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S Pen features
Air command
Air command is a menu that provides S Pen features and quick access to frequently used
apps.
To open the Air command panel, hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button.
You can also tap the Air command icon with the S Pen.
Drag upwards or downwards on the Air command panel and select a function or app you
want.
Air command settings
Create note
View all notes
Smart select
Air command icon
Screen write
Live message
PENUP
Translate
Adding shortcuts to the Air command panel
Add shortcuts to frequently used apps or functions to the Air command panel.
On the Air command panel, tap Add shortcuts and select apps or functions to open from the
panel.
Alternatively, open the Air command panel and tap
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S Pen features
Activate various S Pen features from the Air command panel. The shortcuts that do not
appear on the panel by default can be added by using the Add shortcuts feature.
• Create note: Create notes easily in a pop-up window without launching the Samsung
Notes app. Refer to Create note for more information.
• View all notes: View all notes in the Samsung Notes app.
• Smart select: Use the S Pen to select an area and perform actions, such as sharing or
saving. Refer to Smart select for more information.
• Screen write: Capture screenshots to write or draw on them or crop an area from the
captured image. You can also capture the current content and the hidden content on an
elongated page, such as a webpage. Refer to Screen write for more information.
• Live message: Instead of text message, create and send a unique message by recording
your actions while handwriting or drawing a live message and saving it as an animated
file. Refer to Live message for more information.
• Translate: Hover the S Pen over a word to translate it. Refer to Translate for more
information.
• PENUP: Post your artwork, view others’ artwork, and get useful drawing tips. Refer to
PENUP for more information.
• Add shortcuts: Add shortcuts to frequently used apps to the Air command panel.
Air command icon
When the Air command panel is closed, the Air command icon will remain on the screen. You
can open the Air command panel by tapping the icon with the S Pen.
To move the icon, drag
to a new location.
If the Air command icon does not appear on the screen, launch the Settings app, tap
Advanced features → S Pen, and then tap the Floating icon switch to activate it.
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Create note
Create notes easily in a pop-up window without launching the Samsung Notes app.
1 Open the Air command panel and tap Create note. Alternatively, double-tap the screen
while pressing and holding the S Pen button.
The note screen will appear as a pop-up window.
2 Create a note using the S Pen.
Eraser mode
Pen mode
Undo
Redo
3 When you are finished composing the note, tap SAVE.
The note will be saved in Samsung Notes.
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Smart select
Use the S Pen to select an area and perform actions, such as sharing or saving. You can also
select an area from a video and capture it as a GIF animation.
1 When there is content you want to capture, such as a part of an image, open the Air
command panel and tap Smart select.
2 Select a desired shape icon on the toolbar and drag the S Pen across the content you
want to select.
Tap Auto select to automatically reshape the selected area.
If text is included in the selected area, tap Extract text to recognise and extract text from
the selected area.
To pin the selected area at the top of the screen, tap Pin to screen.
3 Select an option to use with the selected area.
• Bixby Vision: Recognise content using Bixby Vision and search for relevant
information.
• Draw: Write or draw on the selected area.
• Share: Share the selected area with others.
• Save: Save the selected area in Gallery.
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Capturing an area from a video
While playing a video, select an area and capture it as a GIF animation.
1 When there is content you want to capture during video playback, open the Air
command panel and tap Smart select.
2 On the toolbar, tap Animation.
3 Adjust the position and size of the capturing area.
Drag a corner of the
frame to resize.
Adjust the position.
Select a quality.
4 Tap RECORD to start capturing.
• Before capturing a video, make sure that the video is playing.
• The maximum duration you can capture an area of the video for will be displayed
on the screen.
• When capturing an area from a video, its sound will not be recorded.
5 Tap STOP to stop capturing.
6 Select an option to use with the selected area.
• Draw: Write or draw on the selected area. Tap Preview to view the result before saving
the file.
• Share: Share the selected area with others.
• Save: Save the selected area in Gallery.
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Screen write
Capture screenshots to write or draw on them or crop an area from the captured image.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps.
1 When there is content you want to capture, open the Air command panel and tap Screen
write.
The current screen is automatically captured and the editing toolbar appears.
2 If you capture the content on an elongated page, such as a webpage, tap Scroll capture
to capture the hidden content. Tap SCROLL CAPTURE repeatedly until screen capture is
complete, and then tap DONE.
3 Write a memo on the screenshot.
Redo
Undo
Pen mode
Eraser mode
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4 Select an option to use with the screenshot.
• Crop: Crop a portion of the screenshot. Only the cropped area will be saved in Gallery.
• Share: Share the screenshot with others.
• Save: Save the screenshot in Gallery.
Live message
Instead of a text message, create and send a unique message by recording your actions while
handwriting or drawing a live message and saving it as an animated file.
1 When you want to send an animated message while composing a message, open the
Air command panel and tap Live message. Alternatively, tap
keyboard.
The live message window will appear.
2 Customise pen settings and background image.
• : Change the writing effect.
• : Change the pen’s radius.
• : Change the pen’s colour.
• : Change the background colour.
• : Change the background image.
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3 Write or draw on the live message window.
Open your live
messages list.
Progress bar
Customise pen
settings.
Change the
background
colour.
Preview.
Change the
background
image.
Undo
Start over.
4 When you are finished, tap DONE and send the message.
The live message will be saved in Gallery as an animated GIF file and it will be attached to
the current message.
You can also share live messages using other sharing methods.
• Select a live message in Gallery and tap
.
• On other screens rather than the message composition screen, open the Air
command, tap Live message, create a live message, and then tap SHARE.
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Translate
Hover the S Pen over the text you want to translate. The units included in the text will also be
converted.
• To use this feature, your device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• This feature does not support some languages.
• This feature is available only when detectable text is on the screen.
1 When there are text you want to translate, open the Air command panel and tap
Translate.
2 Select the languages on the translator panel at the top of the screen.
You can change the text between words and sentences by tapping
or
.
3 Hover the S Pen over the text you want to translate or the unit you want to convert.
The translated text will appear above the original text. To listen to the pronunciation of
the original text, tap .
The
icon may not appear depending on the language you select.
Text selecting
granularity (word
or sentence)
Select languages.
Translation result
4 To close the translator, tap
on the translator panel.
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Air view
Hover the S Pen over an item on the screen to preview content or view information in a popup window.
In some apps, Action buttons will be displayed on the preview window.
Action buttons
If this feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → S
Pen, and then tap the Air view switch to activate it.
Pen Select
While pressing and holding the S Pen button, drag the S Pen over text or item lists to select
multiple items or text. You can also copy and paste the selected items or text into another
app or share them with others.
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Screen off memo
You can quickly create memos by writing on the screen without turning on it.
If this feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → S
Pen, and then tap the Screen off memo switch to activate it.
Creating a screen off memo
1 When the screen is off, hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button.
2 Write or draw a memo.
To extend the page, tap
.
3 To save the memo, tap SAVE IN NOTES. The memo will be saved to Samsung Notes.
To view memos, launch the Samsung Notes app and tap
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Apps and features
Bixby
Introduction
Bixby is a new interface that can communicate with you and it provides services that help you
to use your tablet more conveniently.
• Bixby Home: You can view recommended services and information that Bixby provides
by analysing your usage patterns and your routine.
• Bixby Vision: You can easily search for relevant information about objects or locations
using the Bixby Vision features.
• Reminder: You can create reminders to schedule to-do items or to view content later.
• To use the Bixby feature, your device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile
network.
• To use the Bixby feature, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account.
Starting Bixby
When you launch Bixby for the first time, the Bixby intro page will appear. You must register
and sign in to your Samsung account according to the on-screen instructions and agree to
the terms and conditions.
1 Swipe to the right on the Home screen.
2 Check the Bixby intro page and tap START.
3 Tap SIGN IN and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your Samsung account.
If you are already signed in, this step will not appear.
4 Tap DONE to finish registering your Samsung account.
5 Read and agree to the terms and conditions and tap NEXT.
The Bixby Home screen will appear.
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Bixby Home
On the Bixby Home screen, you can view recommended services and information that Bixby
Home provides by analysing your usage patterns and your routine.
Opening Bixby Home
1 Swipe to the right on the Home screen.
The Bixby Home screen will appear.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards to view recommended content.
Access additional options.
Recommended content
Upcoming reminder
3 To close Bixby Home, swipe to the left on the screen.
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Using recommended content on Bixby Home
When you open Bixby Home, you can view the content that is frequently updated as Bixby
Home cards. Swipe upwards or downwards to view the Bixby Home cards.
For example, on the way to the office in the morning, you can view your day’s schedule and
play your favourite music on the Bixby Home screen.
The content and order of the cards update automatically at a specified interval. To
manually update cards, swipe downwards on the screen.
Editing Bixby Home cards list
• To pin a card to the top of the Bixby Home screen, tap → Pin to top. To unpin a card, tap
→ Unpin.
• To hide a card from the list, tap → Hide for now.
• To stop displaying a card on the list, tap → Don’t show again.
Selecting apps to show as Bixby Home cards
Add or delete apps to show as cards on the Bixby Home screen.
On the Bixby Home screen, tap → Settings → Cards and tap the switches next to items to
add or delete them.
If an app is not installed on the device, you must install it to use it. On the Bixby Home
screen, tap → Settings → Cards and then download an app.
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Bixby Vision
Bixby Vision is a service that provides information, such as similar images, location, translated
text, and QR codes. Bixby Vision recognises objects quickly and intuitively even when you do
not know its name.
Use the following Bixby Vision features.
Text
Wine
Place
Image
Food
QR code
• To use this feature, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• To use this feature, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account.
• The available features and search results may vary depending on the region or
service provider.
• This feature may not be available or you may not get correct search results
depending on the image size, format, or resolution.
• Samsung is not responsible for the product information provided by Bixby Vision.
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Launching Bixby Vision
1 Launch Bixby Vision using one of these methods.
• In the Camera app, select the AUTO mode and tap
• In the Gallery app, select an image and tap
.
.
• In the Internet app, tap and hold an image and tap Bixby Vision.
• Open the Air command panel, tap Smart select, select an area, and then tap Bixby
Vision.
• Capture a screen and select Bixby Vision on the toolbar.
• If you added the Bixby Vision app icon to the Home screen and the Apps screen,
launch the Bixby Vision app.
2 Select the feature you want.
3 Keep the object within the screen to recognise it.
When the object is recognised, related information will appear on the screen.
To view more information, tap the feature icon or select a search result.
Translating or extracting text
Recognise and show the translated text on the screen. You can also extract text from a
document or text file.
For example, if you want to know what a sign says while travelling abroad, use the Bixby
Vision features. The device will translate the sign’s text into the language you select.
1 When you have a desired image or object, launch Bixby Vision.
2 Select and keep the text within the screen to recognise it.
The translated text will appear on the screen.
• To extract text, tap
. You can share or save the extracted text.
• To change the source or target language, tap the language settings panel at the top of
the screen.
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Searching for similar images
Search for images similar to the recognised object online. You can view various images with
properties similar to the object, such as colour or shape.
For example, if you want to know the title of a photo or image, use the Bixby Vision
features. The device will search for and show you related information or images with similar
characteristics.
1 When you have a desired image or object, launch Bixby Vision.
2 Select and keep the object within the screen to recognise it.
3 Tap or select a search result on the screen.
The similar images will appear.
Searching for nearby places
Search for information about nearby places by recognising your current location.
For example, if you want to search for cafes nearby, use the Bixby Vision features. The device
will search for and show you nearby cafes.
1 When you have a desired place, launch Bixby Vision.
2 Select and keep the place within the screen to recognise it.
You can view basic information about nearby places.
When you move your device, nearby places in the direction where the camera is facing
will appear on the screen.
If you are using Bixby Vision with the camera, you can view your current location and
weather information. To view your current location on the map, point the camera
towards the ground. To view the current weather information, point the camera
towards the sky.
3 Tap
or select a search result on the screen.
The device will show information of nearby places.
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Searching for food information
Search for nutritional information and recipe of food.
For example, if you want to search for nutritional information or recipe, use the Bixby Vision
features.
1 When you have a desired image or object, launch Bixby Vision.
2 Select and keep the object within the screen to recognise it.
3 Tap or select a search result on the screen.
The information about food will appear.
• RECIPE: Search for the recipe.
• VIDEOS: Search for cooking videos.
Searching for wine information
Detect the information from a wine label and search for information on the wine.
For example, if you find your favourite wine or want to know more about a wine, use the
Bixby Vision features.
1 When you have a desired image or object, launch Bixby Vision.
2 Select and keep the wine label within the screen to recognise it.
3 Tap or select a search result on the screen.
The information about the wine label will appear.
Reading QR codes
Recognise QR codes and view a variety of information, such as websites, photos, videos,
maps, and business cards.
1 When you have a desired image or object, launch Bixby Vision.
2 Select and keep the QR code within the screen to recognise it.
The information connected to the QR code will appear.
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Reminder
Create reminders to schedule to-do items or to view content later. You will receive
notifications at the preset time or location for each reminder.
• To receive more accurate notifications, connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• To fully use this feature, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account.
• To use location reminders, the GPS feature must be activated.
Starting Reminder
You can start Reminder from Bixby Home.
1 Swipe to the right on the Home screen.
The Bixby Home screen will appear.
2 Tap GET STARTED on the UPCOMING REMINDERS card.
The Reminder intro page will appear.
Add the app icon
to the Home
screen.
3 Tap START.
If the Add Reminder on Home screen option is ticked, you can launch the Reminder
app ( ) from the Home screen.
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Creating reminders
Create reminders with various methods. Reminder will alert you if you create a reminder with
a specified time or location setting. You can also save various content, such as a single memo
or webpage address, and view it later.
For example, create a reminder to alert you to ‘Water the flowers when I get home’.
1 Launch the Reminder app.
2 Tap Write a reminder and enter ‘Water the flowers’.
3 Tap Set conditions → Pick a place and set the location to home.
4 Tap WHEN I ARRIVE AT → DONE.
5 Tap SAVE to save the reminder.
When you arrive at home, the ‘Water the flowers’ notification will appear.
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Checking reminder notifications
At the preset time or location, a notification pop-up window will appear. Tap COMPLETE or
SNOOZE.
Viewing the reminders list
Launch the Reminder app to view your reminders list. To view reminder details, select a
reminder.
Setting reminder details
Add or edit reminder details, such as frequency, date and time, or location.
1 Select a reminder to edit and tap EDIT. Alternatively, swipe right on a reminder and tap
Edit.
2 Edit the conditions and tap SAVE.
Reminder information
Checklist
Reminder conditions
Repeat interval
Add an image.
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Completing reminders
Mark reminders that you do not need to be reminded of as complete.
On the reminders list, select a reminder and tap COMPLETE. Alternatively, swipe to the left on
a reminder.
Restoring reminders
Restore reminders that have been completed.
1 On the reminders list, tap → Completed → EDIT.
2 Tick items to restore and tap RESTORE.
Reminders will be added to the reminders list and you will be reminded at the preset
times.
Deleting reminders
To delete a reminder, swipe right on a reminder and tap Delete. To delete multiple reminders,
tap and hold a reminder, tick reminders to delete, and then tap DELETE.
Customising Bixby settings
On the Bixby Home screen, tap → Settings.
• Samsung account: View your Samsung account information.
• Cards: Select apps to show as cards on the Bixby Home screen.
• Notifications: Set to receive notifications about Bixby Home cards.
• Privacy: Set to use Bixby’s interactive and customised services to enhance your
experience.
• About Bixby Home: View the Bixby version and legal information.
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Phone
Introduction
Make or answer voice and video calls.
Making calls
1 Launch the Phone app and enter a phone number.
If the keypad does not appear on the screen, tap
2 Tap
to make a voice call, or tap
to open the keypad.
to make a video call.
Access additional options.
Create a new contact.
Add the number to an
existing contact.
Preview the phone number.
Delete a preceding character.
Hide the keypad.
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Making calls from call logs or contacts list
Tap RECENTS or CONTACTS, and then swipe to the right on a contact or a phone number to
make a call.
If this feature is deactivated, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features, and then tap
the Swipe to call or send messages switch to activate it.
Using speed dial
Set speed dial numbers to quickly make calls.
To set a number to speed dial, tap CONTACTS → → Speed dial numbers, select a speed
dial number, and then add a phone number.
To make a call, tap and hold a speed dial number on the keypad. For speed dial numbers 10
and up, tap the first digit(s) of the number, and then tap and hold the last digit.
For example, if you set the number 123 as a speed dial number, tap 1, tap 2, and then tap and
hold 3.
Making calls from the locked screen
On the locked screen, drag
outside the circle.
Making an international call
1 Tap to open the keypad if the keypad does not appear on the screen.
2 Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears.
3 Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then tap .
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Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
Rejecting a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the SEND MESSAGE bar upwards.
You can send a text message or a sticker to reject a call. If Add reminder is selected, a
reminder will be saved to alert you of the rejected call one hour later.
To create various rejection messages, launch the Phone app, tap → Settings → Quick
decline messages, enter a message, and then tap .
Missed calls
If a call is missed, the
icon appears on the status bar. Open the notification panel to view
the list of missed calls. Alternatively, launch the Phone app and tap RECENTS to view missed
calls.
Blocking phone numbers
Block calls from specific numbers added to your block list.
1 Launch the Phone app and tap → Settings → Block numbers.
2 Tap , select contacts, and then tap DONE.
To manually enter a number, tap Enter phone number, enter a phone number, and then
tap .
When blocked numbers try to contact you, you will not receive notifications. The calls will be
logged in the call log.
You can also block incoming calls from people that do not show their caller ID. Tap the
Block unknown callers switch to activate the feature.
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Options during calls
If the area around the rear camera is covered, unwanted noises may incur during
a call. Remove accessories, such as a screen protector or stickers, around the rear
camera area.
During a voice call
The following actions are available:
• VOLUME: Adjust the volume.
• : Access additional options.
• Add call: Dial a second call. The first call will be put on hold. When you end the second
call, the first call will be resumed.
• Extra volume: Increase the volume.
• Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• Hold: Hold a call. Tap Resume call to retrieve the held call.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• Keypad / Hide: Open or close the keypad.
• : End the current call.
During a video call
Tap the screen to use the following options:
• VOLUME: Adjust the volume.
• : Access additional options.
• Camera: Turn off the camera so that the other party cannot see you.
• Switch: Switch between the front and rear cameras.
• : End the current call.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
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Adding a phone number to Contact
Adding a phone number to Contacts from the keypad
1 Launch the Phone app.
2 Enter the number.
If the keypad does not appear on the screen, tap
to open the keypad.
3 Tap CREATE CONTACT to create a new contact, or tap UPDATE EXISTING to add the
number to an existing contact.
Adding a phone number to Contacts from the calls list
1 Launch the Phone app and tap RECENTS.
2 Tap the contact.
3 Tap Create contact to create a new contact, or tap Update existing to add the number to
an existing contact.
Adding a tag to a phone number
You can add tags to numbers without saving them to Contact. This allows you to view the
caller’s information when they call without having them listed in Contact.
1 Launch the Phone app and tap RECENTS.
2 Tap the contact.
3 Tap Add tag, enter a tag, and then tap DONE.
When a call comes from that number, the tag will show under the number.
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Contacts
Introduction
Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device.
Adding contacts
Creating a new contact
1 Launch the Contacts app, tap
2 Enter contact information.
, and then select a storage location.
Select a storage location.
Add an image.
Enter contact information.
Open more information fields.
Depending on the selected storage location, the types of information you can save
may vary.
3 Tap SAVE.
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Importing contacts
Add contacts by importing them from other storages to your device.
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap
→ Manage contacts → Import/Export contacts →
IMPORT.
2 Select a storage location to import contacts from.
3 Tick VCF files or contacts to import and tap DONE.
4 Select a storage location to save contacts to and tap IMPORT.
Synching contacts with your web accounts
Sync your device contacts with online contacts saved in your web accounts, such as your
Samsung account.
1 Launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts and select the account to
sync with.
2 Tap Sync account and tap the Sync Contacts switch to activate it.
For the Samsung account, tap → Sync settings and tap the Contacts switch to activate
it.
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Searching for contacts
Launch the Contacts app.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Drag a finger along the index at the left side of the contacts list to scroll through it
quickly.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Tap the contact. Then take one of the following actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• /
: Make a voice or video call.
• : Compose a message.
• : Compose an email.
Sharing contacts
You can share contacts with others by using various sharing options.
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap
2 Select contacts and tap SHARE.
3 Select a sharing method.
→ Share.
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Saving and sharing profile
Save and share your profile information, such as your photo and status message, with others
using the profile sharing feature.
• The profile sharing feature may not be available depending on the region or
service provider.
• The profile sharing feature is only available for contacts who have activated the
profile sharing feature on their device.
1 Launch the Contacts app and select your profile.
2 Tap EDIT, edit your profile, and tap SAVE.
3 Tap → Profile sharing, and then tap the switch to activate it.
To use the profile sharing feature, your phone number must be verified. You can view
your contacts’ updated profile information in Contacts.
To change the scope of contacts to share your profile with, tap Share with, select an item
to share, and then select an option.
Merging duplicate contacts
When you import contacts from other storages, or sync contacts with other accounts, your
contacts list may include duplicate contacts. Merge duplicate contacts into one to streamline
your contacts list.
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap
2 Tick contacts and tap MERGE.
→ Manage contacts → Merge contacts.
Deleting contacts
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap
2 Select contacts and tap DELETE.
→ Delete.
To delete contacts one by one, open the contacts list and tap a contact. Then tap → Delete.
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Messages
Introduction
Send and view messages by conversation.
Sending messages
You may incur additional charges for sending messages when you are roaming.
1 Launch the Messages app and tap
2 Add recipients and tap START.
3 Enter a message.
.
To record and send a voice message, tap and hold , say your message, and then
release your finger. The recording icon appears only while the keyboard is hidden.
Access additional options.
Recipient
Make a call to the recipient.
Attach files.
Send the message.
Enter a message.
4 Tap
Enter stickers.
to send the message.
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Viewing messages
Messages are grouped into message threads by contact.
You may incur additional charges for receiving messages when you are roaming.
1 Launch the Messages app and tap CONVERSATIONS.
2 On the messages list, select a contact.
3 View your conversation.
To reply to the message, tap Enter message, enter a message, and then tap
.
Blocking unwanted messages
Block messages from specific numbers added to your block list.
1 Launch the Messages app and tap
→ Settings → Block numbers and messages →
Block numbers.
2 Tap INBOX and select a contact. Or, tap CONTACTS, select contacts, and then tap DONE.
To manually enter a number, tap Enter number, enter a phone number, and then tap
.
Setting the message notification
You can change notification sound, display options, and more.
1 Launch the Messages app, tap
→ Settings → Notifications, and then tap the switch to
activate it.
2 Change the notification settings.
Setting a message reminder
You can set an alert at an interval to let you know that you have unchecked notifications.
If this feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Accessibility → Notification
reminder, and then tap the switch to activate it. Then, tap the Messages switch to activate it.
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Internet
Introduction
Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to
access them conveniently.
Browsing webpages
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the Internet app.
2 Tap the address field.
3 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go.
To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen.
Move between pages.
Access additional options.
Bookmark the current
webpage.
View your bookmarks, saved
webpages, and recent
browsing history.
Close the tab.
Open the homepage.
Open a new tab.
Refresh the current webpage.
Quick menu
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Using secret mode
In secret mode, you can separately manage open tabs, bookmarks, and saved pages. You can
lock secret mode using a password and your irises.
Activating secret mode
Tap → Turn on Secret mode. If you are using this feature for the first time, set whether to
use a password for secret mode.
In secret mode, you cannot use some features, such as screen capture.
In secret mode, the device will change the colour of the toolbars.
Changing security settings
You can change your password or the lock method.
Tap → Settings → Privacy → Secret mode security → Change password. To set your
registered irises as the lock method along with the password, tap the Irises switch to activate
it. Refer to Iris recognition for more information about using your irises.
Deactivating secret mode
Tap → Turn off Secret mode.
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Email
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the Email app.
2 Enter the email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
To manually register an email account, tap MANUAL SETUP.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→
→ Add account.
If you have more than one email account, you can set one as the default account. Tap
→ → Set default account.
→
Sending emails
1 Tap to compose an email.
2 Add recipients and enter a subject line and text.
3 Tap SEND to send the mail.
Reading emails
When Email is open, the device will automatically retrieve new emails. To manually retrieve
emails, swipe downwards on the top of the emails list.
Tap an email on the screen to read it.
If email syncing is disabled, new emails cannot be retrieved. To enable email syncing,
tap → → your account name, and then tap the Sync account switch to activate
it.
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Camera
Introduction
Take photos and record videos using various modes and settings.
Camera etiquette
• Do not take photos or record videos of other people without their permission.
• Do not take photos or record videos where legally prohibited.
• Do not take photos or record videos in places where you may violate other people’s
privacy.
Launching Camera
Launch the Camera app.
• Some methods may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• If photos you take appear blurry, clean the camera lens and try again.
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Basic shooting
Taking photos or recording videos
1 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
2 Tap to take a photo or tap to record a video.
Switch between
the front and rear
cameras.
Shooting modes
Preview
thumbnail
Take a photo.
Current mode
Record a video.
Camera settings
Bixby Vision
Options for
current shooting
mode
• To adjust the brightness of photos or videos, tap the screen. When the adjustment bar
appears, drag on the adjustment bar towards or .
• To capture an image from the video while recording, tap
.
• To change the focus while recording a video, tap where you want to focus. To use auto
focus mode, tap .
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• The preview screen may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• Make sure that the lens is not damaged or contaminated. Otherwise, the device
may not work properly in some modes that require high resolutions.
• Your device’s camera features a wide-angle lens. Minor distortion may occur in
wide-angle photos or videos and does not indicate device performance problems.
• The maximum recording time may reduce when you record video at high
resolution.
Adding another camera button
Add another camera button to the location you want on the screen to capture photos more
conveniently.
Drag
to the preview screen.
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Setting the camera button action
You can take a series of photos or create an animated GIF by tapping and holding the camera
button.
On the preview screen, tap
use.
→ Hold Camera button to and select an action you want to
• Take burst shot: Take a series of photos.
• Create GIF: Create an animated GIF with sequential photos you taken.
This feature is available only in some shooting modes.
Zooming in and out
Use various methods to zoom in or out.
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
• Control the zoom with one finger. Drag
on the zoom bar towards
or
.
Zooming features are available only when using the rear camera.
Using the focus and exposure features
You can lock the focus or exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from
automatically adjusting based on changes to the subjects or light sources.
Tap and hold the area to focus, the AF/AE frame will appear on the area and the focus and
exposure setting will be locked. The setting remains locked even after you take a photo.
This feature is available only in AUTO and PRO modes.
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More fun with live stickers
Capture photos and videos with various live stickers. As you move your face, stickers will track
with your movements. You can also record a lovely and funny sticker that keeps moving in a
video.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap STICKERS.
2 Tap and select a sticker.
3 Tap
to take a photo or tap
to record a video.
Applying stickers randomly
You can apply stickers randomly, instead of selecting one from the stickers list.
Tap Random repeatedly until the sticker you want appears.
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Using shooting modes
To change the shooting mode, drag the shooting modes list to the left or right, or swipe to
the left or right on the preview screen.
Select a shooting mode you want.
You can edit the shooting modes list. On the preview screen, tap → Edit camera
modes. Alternatively, tap and hold the shooting modes list on the preview screen.
Auto mode
Auto mode allows the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode
for the photo.
On the shooting modes list, tap AUTO.
Beauty mode
Take a photo with lightened skin tone and modified facial features.
On the shooting modes list, tap BEAUTY.
To apply beauty effect, tap
information.
and select options. Refer to Applying beauty effects for more
Pro mode
Capture photos and videos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as
exposure value and ISO value.
On the shooting modes list, tap PRO. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap
to take a photo or tap
to record a video.
Available options
• : Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the camera’s sensor
receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
• : Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for
stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects.
However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos.
• : Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range. You
can set the colour temperature.
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Panorama mode
Using panorama mode, take a series of photos and then stitch them together to create a wide
scene.
To get the best shots using panorama mode, follow these tips:
• Move the camera slowly in one direction.
• Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder. If the preview
image is out of the guide frame or you do not move the device, the device will
automatically stop taking photos.
• Avoid taking photos of indistinct backgrounds, such as an empty sky or a plain
wall.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap PANORAMA.
2 Tap and move the device slowly in one direction.
3 Tap to stop taking photos.
Taking a motion panorama
You can take and view a panorama with motion.
When taking motion panoramas, sound will not be recorded.
1 On the panorama preview screen, make sure the motion feature is activated (
take a motion panorama.
2 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.
3 Tap VIEW AS MOTION PANORAMA.
The captured motion panorama will be played.
4 Tilt the device or swipe on the screen to rotate the captured motion panorama.
To save the motion panorama as a video file, tap SAVE VIDEO.
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HDR mode
Take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas.
On the shooting modes list, tap HDR.
Without effect
With effect
Food mode
Take photos of food with more vibrant colours.
You must first add this mode to the shooting modes list before you can use it. On the
preview screen, tap → Edit camera modes → Rear camera, and then tick Food.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap FOOD.
2 Tap the screen and drag the circular frame over the area to highlight.
The area outside the circular frame will be blurred.
To resize the circular frame, drag a corner of the frame.
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3 Tap
4 Tap
and drag the adjustment bar to adjust the colour tone.
to take a photo.
Hyperlapse mode
Record scenes, such as passing people or cars, and view them as fast-motion videos.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap HYPERLAPSE.
2 Tap and select a frame rate option.
If you set the frame rate to Auto, the device will automatically adjust the frame rate
according to the changing rate of the scene.
3 Tap to start recording.
4 Tap to finish recording.
5 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail and tap
to view the video.
Sports mode
Take clearer photos of fast-moving subjects, such as a person running or a pet in motion.
On the shooting modes list, tap SPORTS.
You must first add this mode to the shooting modes list before you can use it. On the
preview screen, tap → Edit camera modes → Rear camera, and then tick Sports.
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Selfie mode
Take self-portraits with the front camera. You can preview various beauty effects on the
screen.
1 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
to switch to the front
camera for self-portraits.
2 On the shooting modes list, tap SELFIE.
3 Face the front camera lens.
4 Tap to take a photo.
Alternatively, show your palm to the front camera. After recognising your palm, a
countdown timer will appear. When the time is up, the device will take a photo.
To use various shooting options for the front camera, tap
and then tap the switches to activate them.
→ Shooting methods,
Applying beauty effects
You can modify facial features, such as your skin tone or face shape, before taking selfportraits.
This feature is available only in SELFIE and BEAUTY modes.
1 On the preview screen, tap .
2 Select the options below to apply beauty effects to your face on the preview screen and
take a photo of yourself.
• Skin: Make your skin appear brighter and clearer.
• Face: Adjust the face shape and make your face appear slimmer.
• Eyes: Make your eyes appear bigger.
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Selfie focus mode
Take selfies that focus on your face by blurring the background.
1 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
to switch to the front
camera for self-portraits.
2 On the shooting modes list, tap SELFIE FOCUS.
3 Face the front camera lens.
4 Tap to take a photo.
Alternatively, show your palm to the front camera. After recognising your palm, a
countdown timer will appear. When the time is up, the device will take a photo.
To use various shooting options for the front camera, tap
and then tap the switches to activate them.
→ Shooting methods,
Applying beauty effects
You can adjust the skin tone before taking self-portraits.
1 On the preview screen, tap .
2 Select the options to apply beauty effects to your face and take a photo of yourself.
• Colour: Adjust the screen colour tone.
• Skin: Make your skin appear brighter and clearer.
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Wide selfie mode
Take a wide self-portrait and include as many people in the photo as possible to avoid leaving
people out.
1 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
to switch to the front
camera for self-portraits.
2 On the shooting modes list, tap WIDE SELFIE.
3 Face the front camera lens.
4 Tap to take a photo.
Alternatively, show your palm to the front camera. After recognising your palm, a
countdown timer will appear. When the time is up, the device will take a photo.
To use various shooting options for the front camera, tap
and then tap the switches to activate them.
→ Shooting methods,
5 Slowly swivel the device left and then right or vice versa to take a wide self-portrait.
The device will take additional photos when the white frame moves to each end of the
viewfinder window.
• Make sure to keep the white frame inside the viewfinder window.
• The subjects should remain still while taking wide self-portraits.
• The top and bottom parts of the image displayed on the preview screen may be
cut out of the photo depending on the shooting conditions.
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Taking a wide self-portrait with motion
You can take and view a wide self-portrait with motion.
• When taking a wide self-portrait with motion, sound will not be recorded.
• Depending on the shooting conditions, motion may not be saved.
1 On the wide selfie preview screen, make sure the motion feature is activated (
) and
take a wide self-portrait with motion.
2 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.
3 Tap MOTION WIDE-ANGLE SELFIE.
The captured wide self-portrait will be played.
4 Tilt the device or swipe on the screen to rotate the captured wide self-portrait.
To save the wide self-portrait as a video file, tap SAVE VIDEO.
Customising camera settings
Options for current shooting mode
On the preview screen, use the following options.
The available options may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• : Select a filter effect to use when taking photos or recording videos.
• : Activate or deactivate the flash.
• : Select a metering method. This determines how light values are calculated.
Centre-weighted uses the light in the centre portion of the shot to calculate the
exposure of the shot. Spot uses the light in a concentrated centre area of the shot to
Matrix averages the entire scene.
calculate the exposure of the shot.
• : Create motion panorama photos or motion wide selfies that can be played as
videos. You can view the motion photos at different angles by tilting the device or
swiping on the screen.
• : In FOOD mode, Focus on a subject inside the circular frame and blur the image
outside the frame.
• : Select a frame rate.
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Camera settings
On the preview screen, tap
shooting mode.
. Some options may not be available depending on the
REAR CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Timer: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
FRONT CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Timer: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
• Save pictures as previewed: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original
scene, when taking photos with the front camera.
• Shooting methods: Select shooting options to use.
COMMON
• Edit camera modes: View available shooting modes or edit the shooting modes list.
• Video stabilisation: Activate anti-shake to reduce or eliminate blurry image resulting
from camera shake while recording a video.
• Full screen view (16:9): Set the device to preview photos or videos using the full screen
ratio.
• Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed,
such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the
Internet. To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting.
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• Review pictures: Set the device to show photos after capturing them.
• Storage location: Select the memory location for storage. This feature will appear when
you insert a memory card.
• Floating Camera button: Add a camera button that you can place anywhere on the
screen.
• Hold Camera button to: Select an action to perform when you tap and hold the camera
button.
• Press Volume key to: Set the device to use the Volume key to control the shutter, zoom in
or out, or adjust the volume level for system sounds.
• Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
• Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions. Refer to Samsung
Members for more information.
Gallery
Introduction
View images and videos stored in your device. You can also manage images and videos by
album or create stories to share with others.
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Viewing images
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap PICTURES.
2 Select an image.
Access additional options.
Add the image to favourites.
Bixby Vision
Draw on the image.
Add a sticker.
Apply a filter or effect.
Share the image with others.
Modify the image.
Delete the image.
Image and video preview
thumbnails
You can create a movie, animated GIF, or collage from multiple images. On the list, tap
→ Create movie, Create GIF, or Create collage, and then select images.
Searching for images
Launch the Gallery app and tap
locations, or documents.
to view images sorted by category, such as types,
To search for images by entering keywords, tap the search field.
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Viewing videos
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap PICTURES.
2 Select a video to play. Video files show the
3 Tap to play the video.
icon on the preview thumbnail.
Display your
videos.
Skip to the
previous video.
Tap and hold to
rewind.
Access additional
options.
Skip to the next
video. Tap and
hold to
fast-forward.
Capture the
current screen.
Rewind or
fast-forward by
dragging the bar.
Pause and resume
playback.
Lock the playback
screen.
Change screen
ratio.
Switch to the
pop-up video
player.
Create an
animated GIF.
Drag your finger up or down on the left side of the playback screen to adjust the brightness,
or drag your finger up or down on the right side of the playback screen to adjust the volume.
To rewind or fast-forward, swipe to the left or right on the playback screen.
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Viewing the details of images and videos
You can view file details, such as people, location, and basic information. If there is auto
created content, such as a story or a GIF, the content will also be displayed.
While viewing an image or on the video preview screen, drag upwards on the screen. File
details will appear.
You can also view related content by tapping information on the screen.
Edit information.
File details
People
information
Location
information
Auto created
content
Tags
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Viewing albums
You can view your images and videos sorted by folders or albums. The movies, animated GIFs,
or collages that you have created will also be sorted in your folders on the albums list.
Launch the Gallery app, tap ALBUMS, and then select an album.
Hiding albums
You can hide albums.
You cannot hide albums created by default, such as the Camera and Screenshots
albums.
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap ALBUMS.
2 Tap → Hide or unhide albums.
3 Select albums to hide and tap APPLY.
To show albums again, tap → Hide or unhide albums, deselect albums to show, and then
tap APPLY.
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Viewing stories
When you capture or save images and videos, the device will read their date and location
tags, sort the images and videos, and then create stories. To create stories automatically, you
must capture or save multiple images and videos.
Launch the Gallery app, tap STORIES, and then select a story.
Creating stories
Create stories with various themes.
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap STORIES.
2 Tap → Create story.
3 Tick images or videos to include in the story and tap DONE.
4 Enter a title for the story and tap CREATE.
To add images or videos to a story, select a story and tap ADD.
To remove images or videos from a story, select a story, tap → Edit, tick images or videos to
remove, and then tap → Remove from story.
Deleting stories
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap STORIES.
2 Tap and hold a story to delete, and tap DELETE.
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Sharing albums
Create albums and share them with your family and friends saved in your contacts. They can
view shared albums on devices signed in to their Samsung account, such as smartphones,
TVs, or refrigerators.
• To use this feature, your phone number must be verified.
• To use this feature, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account.
• You may incur additional charges when sharing files via the mobile network.
Creating albums to share
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap SHARED.
When you use this feature for the first time, tap GET STARTED and agree to the terms and
conditions of Samsung Social.
2 Tap .
3 Enter a title for the album.
4 Select a group to share with.
If you want to create a group, tap Add group, enter a group name, and select contacts to
add to the group.
5 Tap DONE.
The recipients will receive a notification.
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Adding images or videos to an album
1 Launch the Gallery app and tap SHARED.
2 Select an album to add images or videos.
3 Tap ADD and tick images or videos to add.
4 Tap DONE.
Syncing images and videos with Samsung Cloud
You can sync images and videos saved in Gallery with Samsung Cloud and access them from
other devices. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud.
Refer to Samsung account for more information.
Launch the Gallery app, tap → Settings, and then tap the Samsung Cloud switch to
activate it. Images and videos captured on the device will be automatically saved to Samsung
Cloud.
Deleting images or videos
Deleting an image or a video
Select an image or a video and tap
at the bottom of the screen.
Deleting multiple images and videos
1 On the Gallery screen, tap and hold an image or a video to delete.
2 Tick the images or videos to delete.
3 Tap DELETE.
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Multi window
Introduction
Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in the split screen view. You can also run
multiple apps at the same time in the pop-up view.
Some apps may not support this feature.
Split screen view
Pop-up view
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Split screen view
1 Tap the Recents button to open the list of recently used apps.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards and tap on a recent app window.
The selected app will launch in the upper window.
3 In the lower window, swipe upwards or downwards to select another app to launch.
To launch apps not in the list of recently used apps, tap APP LIST and select an app.
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Using additional options
Tap the bar between the app windows to access additional options.
Add this app pair to the
Home screen.
Switch locations
between app windows.
Close the app.
Switch the selected
window to a pop-up
view.
Adjusting the window size
Drag the bar between the app windows up or down to adjust the size of the windows.
When you drag the bar between the app windows to the top or bottom edge of the screen,
the window will be maximised.
Minimising the split screen view
Tap the Home button to minimise the split screen view. The icon will appear on the status
bar. The app in the lower window will close and the app in the upper window will remain
active in the minimised split screen view.
Minimised split screen
To close the minimised split screen view, tap
.
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Adding app pairs to the Home screen
When you add app pairs to the Home screen, you can launch two apps in the split screen
view with a single tap.
Tap the bar between the app windows and tap
.
The current app pair will be added on the Home screen.
App pair
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Pop-up view
1 Tap the Recents button to open the list of recently used apps.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards, tap and hold an app window, and then drag it to Drop
here for pop-up view.
The app screen will appear in the pop-up view.
Minimise the window.
Close the app.
Maximise the window.
Moving pop-up windows
To move a pop-up window, tap the window’s toolbar and drag it to a new location.
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Samsung Members
Samsung Members offers support services to customers, such as device problem diagnosis,
and lets users submit questions and error reports. You can also share information with others
in the Galaxy users’ community or view the latest Galaxy news and tips. Samsung Members
can help you solve any problems you might encounter while using your device.
Additional options
Send feedback.
• This app’s availability and supported features may vary depending on the region or
service provider.
• To submit your feedback or post your comments, you must register and sign in to
your Samsung account. Refer to Samsung account for more information.
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Samsung Notes
Introduction
Create notes by entering text from the keyboard or by writing or drawing on the screen with
the S Pen. You can also insert images or voice recordings into your notes.
Creating notes
1 Launch the Samsung Notes app and tap
.
You can also open the Air command panel and tap the Create note shortcut.
2 Select an input method from the toolbar at the top of the screen and compose a note.
Tap
→ Image to insert an image by selecting from Gallery or by taking a photo.
Tap → Voice to record a voice recording and insert it into the note. Voice recording
will start immediately.
Enter text using the keyboard.
Insert an image or a voice
recording.
Write or draw with pens.
Paint with brushes.
3 When you are finished composing the note, tap SAVE.
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Composing notes in handwriting mode
On the note composer screen, tap Pen to write or draw with the S Pen.
Undo
Redo
Selection mode
Eraser mode
Easy writing pad
Pen mode
Changing the pen settings
When writing or drawing on the screen, tap
colour.
to change the pen type, line thickness, or pen
Change the pen type.
Change the line thickness.
Change the pen colour.
Select a new colour using the
colour picker.
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Using the eraser
When you want to erase handwriting from a note, tap and select an area to erase.
Alternatively, select an area while pressing and holding the S Pen button.
To change the eraser type, tap
once more.
• Erase line by line: Erase the line you select.
• Erase touched area: Erase only the area you select. You can adjust the size of the eraser
by dragging the size adjustment bar.
• ERASE ALL: Clear the note.
Even with a smaller eraser, you may still not be able to precisely erase the intended
part.
Using the easy writing pad
Use the easy writing pad to enter your handwriting more easily.
When you write or draw on the easy writing pad, your handwriting will be automatically
adjusted and entered between the lines of the input field.
On the note composer screen, tap
easy writing pad.
. The input field will be magnified and appear as the
Easy writing pad
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Editing handwritten notes
Edit handwritten notes using various editing options, such as cutting, moving, resizing, or
transforming.
1 When there is handwriting on the note, tap
To change the shape of the selection, tap
.
once more.
2 Tap or draw a line around the input to select.
To move the input to another location, select the input, and then drag it to a new
location.
To change the size of the selection, tap the input and drag a corner of the frame that
appears.
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3 Edit the input using the available options.
• Cut: Cut out the input. To paste it to another location, tap and hold the location, and
then tap Paste.
• Copy: Copy the input. To paste it to another location, tap and hold the location, and
then tap Paste.
• Delete: Delete the input.
• Extract text: Extract text from the selected area. To paste or copy the text to a note,
tap PASTE TO NOTE or COPY.
• More → Move to front: Send the input to the front.
• More → Move to back: Send the input to the back.
Painting with brushes
On the note composer screen, tap Brush to paint with various brushes.
When you are finished, tap DONE to insert your painting into the note.
You can post your painting to PENUP to share it with others.
Insert the painting into the
note.
Select a new colour using the
colour picker.
Change the brush colour.
Undo
Redo
Eraser mode
Post the painting to PENUP.
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Inserting images into a note
On the note composer screen, tap → Image. Tap CAMERA →
to take a photo, or tap
GALLERY or OTHER to select an image. The image will be inserted into your note.
Inserting voice recordings into a note
On the note composer screen, tap → Voice to make a voice recording. Tap
recording. The voice recording will be inserted into your note.
to stop
Pinning a note to the Home screen
Pin a note to the Home screen to quickly view it or open and edit it.
1 Launch the Samsung Notes app.
2 Select a note and tap → Pin to home screen.
The note will be added to the Home screen.
On the Home screen, tap and hold a note to move or resize it. To replace the note with
another one, tap → CHANGE NOTE.
Saving a note as a reminder
You can save a note as a reminder to view the note later.
1 Launch the Samsung Notes app.
2 Select a note and tap → Send to Reminder.
The note will be saved as a reminder.
Deleting notes
1 Launch the Samsung Notes app.
2 Tap and hold a note to delete.
To delete multiple notes, tick more notes to delete.
3 Tap
.
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PENUP
Introduction
PENUP is a social network service for sharing artwork drawn with the S Pen. Post your artwork,
view others’ artwork, and get useful drawing tips.
View your recent activity
history.
Your profile
View artwork by category.
Post your artwork.
You can sign in to PENUP with your Samsung account or other SNS accounts.
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Posting your artwork
Post your artwork created in Samsung Notes or other drawing apps to PENUP.
1 Open the Samsung folder, launch the PENUP app, and then tap .
2 To post artwork from Gallery, tap From Gallery, select your artwork to post, and then tap
DONE.
To post new artwork, tap Drawing, draw artwork, and then tap DONE.
3 Enter a title, description, and hashtag.
Add your artwork to post.
Enter a title.
Add hashtags.
Enter a description.
Select where to post the
artwork.
Share your artwork with your
other SNS accounts.
Select a category.
Allow your artwork to be
searched in external search
engine.
4 Tap POST.
Posting artwork from other apps
To post your artwork from Gallery or other drawing apps, select the artwork from an app and
tap → PENUP.
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Viewing artwork
Select a post you want to view. While viewing artwork, you can add comments or set it as a
favourite. You can also download artwork or set one as your wallpaper.
Set the artwork as a favourite.
View the users who like the
artwork.
View comments and add a
comment.
Repost the artwork. You can
also view the users who
reposted the artwork.
To download artwork, tap → Download. Downloaded artwork will be saved in Gallery. You
can only download artwork permitted by owners.
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Colouring images
With the advanced S Pen and various colours, add your own colours to images. Tap
COLOURING, select an image, and then tap START COLOURING.
Start colouring.
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LIVE DRAWINGS
Draw along as you watch the live drawing video that shows the process of completing an
image. You can easily draw a nice image.
1 Open the Samsung folder, launch the PENUP app, and then tap LIVE DRAWINGS.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap LEARN TO DRAW.
4 To draw on the image, tap to pause the playback.
You can change the playback speed by tapping
5 When you are finished, tap
.
.
The original image will be hidden and you can see the image you drew.
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Photo drawing
Draw images on your photos and keep them as your own works of art. Select a photo from
Gallery or take a photo and draw on the photo. After completing your drawing, you can see
the image you drew by hiding the photo.
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the PENUP app.
2 Tap → Drawing → .
3 Tap Take picture, take a photo, and then tap OK.
Alternatively, tap Select from Gallery and select a photo.
4 Select the area to draw, adjust the transparency level, and then tap SAVE.
The selected area will be added as a background.
5 Draw on the photo.
6 When you are finished, tap
.
The photo will be hidden and you can see the image you drew.
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Calendar
Introduction
Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or tasks in your planner.
Creating events
1 Launch the Calendar app and tap
or double-tap a date.
If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap
.
2 Enter event details.
Set the duration.
Select a sticker to display with
the event.
Enter a title.
Change the event's colour.
Select a calendar to save the
event to.
Set an alarm.
Enter the location.
Add a note.
Attach a map.
Add more details.
3 Tap SAVE to save the event.
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Creating tasks
1 Launch the Calendar app and tap VIEW → Tasks.
2 Tap and enter task details.
3 Tap SAVE to save the task.
Syncing events and tasks with your accounts
1 Launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts and select the account to
sync with.
2 Tap Sync account and tap the Sync Calendar switch to activate it.
For the Samsung account, tap → Sync settings and tap the Calendar switch to activate
it.
To add accounts to sync with, launch the Calendar app and tap → Manage calendars →
Add account. Then, select an account to sync with and sign in. When an account is added, a
blue circle is displayed next to the account name.
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Samsung Flow
Introduction
Samsung Flow allows you to easily connect your tablet to your smartphone and use them
conveniently, such as checking notifications or sharing contents.
Samsung Flow must be installed on both devices that you want to connect. If Samsung Flow
is not installed, download it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
• This feature is only available on some Samsung Android devices.
• To use this feature, you must activate Bluetooth feature on your tablet and your
smartphone.
Connecting your tablet and smartphone
1 On your smartphone, launch Samsung Flow.
2 On your tablet, open the Samsung folder and launch the Samsung Flow app.
If you are using this feature for the first time, tap START.
3 Tap SCAN FOR DEVICES.
4 Select your smartphone from the detected devices list.
5 Accept the connection request on both devices.
6 Confirm the passkey on both devices.
The devices will be connected.
If your smartphone supports fingerprint recognition feature, set up Samsung Pass
on your smartphone to connect the devices more easily and securely using your
fingerprint.
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Sharing mobile data connection
Share your smartphone’s mobile data connection with your tablet using a mobile hotspot
when the Internet connection is not available on your tablet.
1 On your tablet, open the Samsung folder and launch the Samsung Flow app.
2 Tap → Connect to Mobile Hotspot.
You can access the Internet on your tablet using your smartphone’s mobile data
connection.
• Your smartphone must support the mobile hotspot feature.
• You may incur additional charges on your smartphone when using this feature.
Checking notifications on your tablet
When you receive new notifications on your smartphone, check the notifications in pop-up
window on your tablet.
Sharing contents
You can share your smartphone’s contents with your tablet.
My Files
Access and manage various files stored in the device or in other locations, such as cloud
storage services.
Open the Samsung folder and launch the My Files app.
View files that are stored in each storage. You can also view files in your device or a memory
card by category.
To free up the device’s storage, tap → Get more space.
To search for files or folders, tap the search field, and then enter a keyword. Alternatively, tap
, and then speak a keyword.
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Clock
Introduction
Set alarms, check the current time in many cities around the world, time an event, or set a
specific duration.
ALARM
Launch the Clock app and tap ALARM.
Setting alarms
Tap
in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set
other various alarm options, and then tap SAVE.
To open the keypad to enter an alarm time, tap the time input field.
To activate or deactivate alarms, tap the switch next to the alarm in the alarms list.
Stopping alarms
Tap DISMISS to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze option, tap
SNOOZE to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time.
Deleting alarms
Tap and hold an alarm, tick alarms to delete, and then tap DELETE.
WORLD CLOCK
Launch the Clock app and tap WORLD CLOCK.
Creating clocks
Tap
, enter a city name or select a city from the globe, and then tap ADD.
Deleting clocks
Tap and hold a clock, tick clocks to delete, and then tap DELETE.
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STOPWATCH
1 Launch the Clock app and tap STOPWATCH.
2 Tap START to time an event.
To record lap times while timing an event, tap LAP.
3 Tap STOP to stop timing.
To restart the timing, tap RESUME.
To clear lap times, tap RESET.
TIMER
1 Launch the Clock app and tap TIMER.
2 Set the duration, and then tap START.
To open the keypad to enter the duration, tap the duration input field.
3 Tap DISMISS when the timer goes off.
Calculator
Perform simple or complex calculations.
Launch the Calculator app.
You can see the calculation history at the upper part of the screen.
To clear the history, tap CLEAR HISTORY.
To use the unit conversion tool, tap
or temperature, into other units.
. You can convert various values, such as area, length,
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Game Launcher
Introduction
Game Launcher gathers your games downloaded from Play Store and Galaxy Apps into one
place for easy access. You can set the device to game mode to play games more easily.
Access additional options.
View your gameplay
information.
Downloaded apps.
View a list of the most popular
games for Galaxy users.
Open games with or without
sound.
Change the performance
mode.
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Using Game Launcher
1 Launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → Games, and then tap the Game
Launcher switch to activate it.
Game Launcher will be added to the Home screen or the Apps screen.
When you deactivate the feature, Game Launcher will be removed from the Home
screen and the Apps screen.
2 Launch the Game Launcher app.
3 Tap a game from the games list.
To find more games, swipe to the left on the screen.
Games downloaded from Play Store and Galaxy Apps will be automatically shown
on the game launcher screen. If you cannot see your games, tap → Add apps.
Removing a game from Game Launcher
Tap and hold a game and tap Remove.
Changing the performance mode
You can change the game performance mode.
Launch the Game Launcher app, tap
preference.
, and then drag the adjustment bar to your
• Focus on power saving: This decreases the battery power consumption but it will reduce
the system performance.
• Balanced: Power saving mode or high performance mode is not used.
• Focus on performance: This improves system performance but it will increase the
battery power consumption.
• Settings for each game: Change the settings for each game.
Battery power efficiency may vary by game.
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Using Game Tools
You can use various options on the Game Tools panel while playing a game. To open the
on the navigation bar. If the navigation bar is hidden, drag upwards
Game Tools panel, tap
from the bottom of the screen to show it.
Access the Game Launcher
screen.
Access the Game Tools
settings.
Mute notification sounds and
display notifications only for
incoming calls and
emergency alerts.
Lock the auto brightness
adjustment feature.
Hide the buttons on the
navigation bar.
Record your game session.
Lock the touchscreen while
the game is being played.
Capture screenshots.
Blocking notifications during games
Tap
and tap the No alerts during game switch to activate it. The device will mute
notification sounds and display only notifications for incoming calls and emergency alerts,
so that you can enjoy your games without being disturbed. If you receive an incoming call, a
small notification will appear at the top of the screen.
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SmartThings
Introduction
Connect to nearby devices, such as Bluetooth headsets or other smartphones, easily and
quickly. You can also control and manage TVs, home appliances, and Internet of Things (IoT)
products with your tablet.
• Connecting with nearby devices: Connect with nearby devices, such as Bluetooth
headsets or wearable devices, easily and quickly.
• Registering and controlling home appliances, TVs, and IoT products: Register smart
refrigerators, washers, air conditioners, air purifiers, TVs, and Internet of Things (IoT)
products on your tablet, and view their status or control them from your tablet’s screen.
• Receiving notification: Receive notifications from connected devices on your tablet. For
example, when the laundry is finished, you can receive a notification on your tablet.
Open the Samsung folder and launch the SmartThings app. The dashboard will appear.
Access additional options.
SmartThings tips
Search for and register nearby
devices.
Supported devices
View the dashboard.
Manage automations.
Manage locations and devices.
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• To use SmartThings, your tablet and other devices must be connected to a Wi-Fi or
mobile network.
• To fully use SmartThings, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account.
• The devices you can connect may vary depending on the region or service
provider. To see the list of connectable devices, open the Samsung folder, launch
the SmartThings app, and then tap SUPPORTED DEVICES.
• Available features may differ depending on the connected device.
• Connected devices’ own errors or defects are not covered by the Samsung
warranty. When errors or defects occur on the connected devices, contact the
device’s manufacturer.
Connecting to nearby devices
Connect to nearby devices, such as Bluetooth headsets, easily and quickly.
Connection methods may vary depending on the type of connected devices or the
shared content.
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the SmartThings app.
2 On the dashboard, tap Add device.
3 Select a device from the list and connect to it by following the on-screen instructions.
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Using home appliances, TVs, and IoT products
View the status of your smart appliances, TVs, and IoT products from your tablet’s screen. You
can group devices by location and add rules to control the devices easily and conveniently.
Connecting devices
1 Open the Samsung folder and launch the SmartThings app.
2 On the dashboard, tap Add device.
3 Select a device from the list.
under ADD DEVICE MANUALLY and select a
If there is no device on the list, tap
device type. Or, tap Search and enter the device or model name.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to register devices.
Viewing and controlling connected devices
You can view and control the devices. For example, you can check the ingredients in your
refrigerator or adjust the TV volume.
1 Open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings app, and then tap Devices.
The list of connected devices will appear.
2 View the status of devices on the list.
To control the devices, select a device. When the device controller supplied with the
selected device is downloaded, you can control the device.
Adding devices and scenes by locations
Add devices by locations, view the list of devices in a same location, and control them. You
can also add a scene to a location to control multiple devices at the same time.
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Adding locations
1 Open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings app, and then tap Devices → ALL
DEVICES → Add location.
2 Enter the location name.
To set a location, tap Geolocation to select a location on the map and tap DONE.
3 Tap SAVE.
Your location will be added.
To add devices to the location, tap ADD DEVICE and follow the on-screen instructions to
register devices.
The devices will be added to the location.
Adding scenes
Add a scene and register devices to it to control multiple devices at the same time with a
single tap of a button or with a voice command.
Open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings app, select a location, tap → Add
scene, and then set scene options. You can set the scene name, icon, and devices.
Adding automations
You can also set an automation to perform actions automatically depending on the preset
time or the status of devices.
For example, add an automation to turn on the audio automatically every day at 7:00 AM.
1 Open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings app, and then tap Automations →
ADD AUTOMATION.
2 Select the conditions when you want to activate the automation.
3 Select an option and tap NEXT.
4 Tap ADD next to Then and set actions to perform.
To receive a notification when an automation runs, tap Notify me, enter the message,
and then tap DONE.
5 When you are finished, tap SAVE.
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Receiving notifications
You can receive notifications from connected devices on your tablet. For example, when the
laundry is finished, you can receive a notification on your tablet.
To set devices to receive notifications, open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings
app, tap → Notifications → → Notification settings, and then tap the switches next to
the devices you want.
Sharing content
Share content by using various sharing options. The following actions are an example of
sharing images.
You may incur additional charges when sharing files via the mobile network.
1 Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
2 Tap and select a sharing method, such as message and email.
When you have a communication or sharing history, the people you contacted
will appear on the sharing options panel. To directly share content with them via
the corresponding app, select a person’s icon. If the feature is not activated, launch
the Settings app, tap Advanced features, and then tap the Direct share switch to
activate it.
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Using additional features
• Link Sharing: Share large files. Upload files to the Samsung storage server and share
them with others via a Web link or a code. To use this feature, your phone number must
be verified.
• Share to device: Share content with nearby devices via Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth, or with
SmartThings supported devices. You can also view your device’s displayed content on a
large screen by connecting your device to a Smart View-enabled TV or monitor.
When the image is sent to the recipients’ devices, a notification will appear on their devices.
Tap the notification to view or download the image.
Daily Board
Introduction
Daily Board lets you use your tablet as a picture frame when it is charging or connected to a
dock. You can enjoy a slideshow with your favourite images and view the information such as
the time or the weather.
• You must use a pogo charging dock if you want to use this feature by connecting
your tablet to a dock.
• The pogo charging dock is sold separately.
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Launching Daily Board
Launching Daily Board while charging
1 When the device is charging, drag the status bar downwards to open the notification
panel.
2 Tap Tap here to start the Daily Board slideshow. to start Daily Board.
If you are using this feature for the first time, read and agree to the terms and conditions,
and then tap START.
Launching Daily Board using a dock
1 Connect the charger to the charging dock.
2 Slide the device into the charging dock to meet the device’s connectors and the dock’s
charging terminals.
3 When the device is connected to the charging dock, Daily Board will launch
automatically.
If you are using this feature for the first time, read and agree to the terms and conditions,
and then tap START.
If Daily Board does not start automatically, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced
features → Daily Board, and then tap the Auto start switch to activate it.
Adding images
You can add your favourite images to display.
1 Launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → Daily Board.
2 Tap Add images and select an album.
The selected images will be displayed when the slideshow starts.
You can select up to 1000 images to display from Gallery.
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Closing Daily Board
To close Daily Board, tap the Back button.
Deactivating Daily Board
You can set the device to prevent Daily Board from launching even when a charger or a dock
is connected.
Launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features, and then tap the Daily Board switch to
deactivate it.
Kids Mode
Provide a fun and safe environment for children by restricting children’s access to certain apps
or content.
To start kids mode, open the Samsung folder and launch the Kids Mode app.
When you launch this app for the first time, set PIN. Then, follow the on-screen instructions.
An app
Exit kids mode.
Access parental
controls.
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Samsung DeX
Introduction
Samsung DeX is a service that allows you to use your tablet like a computer from tablet
screen or an external display, such as a TV or monitor. While using Samsung DeX on external
display, you can simultaneously use your tablet.
You can connect your tablet to the Keyboard Cover or external display using a DeX Cable. The
following content is about how to use the Keyboard Cover and DeX Cable.
• All accessories are sold separately.
• Use only official Samsung DeX supported accessories that are provided by
Samsung. Performance problems and malfunctions caused by using accessories
that are not officially supported are not covered by the warranty.
On tablet screen
On external display
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Starting Samsung DeX
You can use Samsung DeX in two ways, on tablet screen and external display.
Starting Samsung DeX on tablet screen
Use your tablet like a computer by connecting the Keyboard Cover.
To switch to Samsung DeX directly when connecting the Keyboard Cover, launch the
Settings app, tap Advanced features → Samsung DeX, and then tap the Auto start when
Book Cover Keyboard is connected switch to activate it.
1 Position the tablet’s rear camera to insert it into the rear camera hole and put the tablet in
the stand.
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2 Insert the tablet into the connection hole to meet the tablet’s connectors and the dock
ports.
Your tablet’s screen will change into Samsung DeX.
You can also launch Samsung DeX from quick settings without Keyboard Cover.
Swipe downwards on the notification panel and tap Samsung DeX.
Closing Samsung DeX on tablet screen
→ . Alternatively,
To close Samsung DeX on tablet screen, on the status bar, tap
launch the Settings app, tap Samsung DeX → Auto start when Book Cover Keyboard is
connected switch to deactivate it.
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Starting Samsung DeX on external display
Connect your tablet to an external display and use tablet’s features on a large screen.
Without changing your tablet’s screen, the Samsung DeX screen will appear on the
connected TV or monitor.
To switch to Samsung DeX directly when connecting the DeX Cable, launch the Settings
app, tap Advanced features → Samsung DeX, and then tap the Auto start when HDMI is
connected switch to activate it.
1 Plug a tablet connector into the multipurpose jack on the tablet.
2 Connect the HDMI connector to a TV or monitor’s HDMI port.
Samsung DeX screen will appear on the connected screen.
Closing Samsung DeX on external display
To close Samsung DeX on external display, disconnect your tablet from the DeX Cable.
Alternatively, launch the Settings app, tap Samsung DeX → Auto start when HDMI is
connected switch to deactivate it.
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Using Samsung DeX
Use your tablet’s features in an interface environment similar to a computer. You can multitask
by running multiple apps simultaneously. You can also check your tablet’s notifications and
status.
Favourite apps
Samsung DeX
home screen
Quick access
toolbar
Apps button
Status bar
Taskbar
• When starting or ending Samsung DeX, running apps may be closed.
• Some apps or features may not be available when using Samsung DeX.
• To adjust the screen settings, use the connected TV or monitor’s display settings.
• Favourite apps: Add frequently used apps to the Home screen and launch them quickly.
• Apps button: View and run your tablet’s apps. To install apps that are optimised for
Samsung DeX, tap Apps for Samsung DeX.
• Taskbar: View the apps that are currently running.
• Status bar: View your tablet’s notifications and status. Status icons may appear differently
depending on your tablet’s status. When you click , the quick setting buttons will
appear. You can activate or deactivate certain tablet features using the quick setting
buttons.
• Quick access toolbar: Use quick tools, such as screen keyboard, volume control, or search.
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Using the external display and tablet simultaneously
While using Samsung DeX, you can use separate apps on the external display and your tablet
simultaneously.
For example, while watching a video on the connected TV or monitor, you can create a note
on your tablet.
On the connected TV or monitor, launch an app to run on the Samsung DeX screen. Then,
launch another app on your tablet.
Locking the Samsung DeX screen
If you want to lock the external display and your tablet’s screen while using Samsung DeX,
select on the quick access toolbar.
While using Samsung DeX, you cannot lock the external display and your tablet’s
screen by pressing the Power key.
Enjoying games vividly on a large screen
Play your tablet’s games on a large screen. On the connected TV or monitor, launch the Game
Launcher app.
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Controlling the Samsung DeX screen
Controlling with an external keyboard and mouse
You can use a wireless keyboard/mouse or a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse. You can also use
USB keyboard or mouse by connecting them to the Multiport Adapter’s USB port. Refer to the
respective device’s manual for more information.
• You can set the mouse pointer to flow from the external display to the tablet’s
screen. Launch the Settings app, select Samsung DeX → Mouse/trackpad, and
then select the Flow pointer to tablet screen switch to activate it.
• You can also use the external keyboard on the tablet’s screen.
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Using your tablet as a touchpad
You can use your tablet as a touchpad and operate it with your fingers or the S Pen.
On your tablet, drag downwards from the top of the screen to open the notification panel
and tap Use your tablet as a touchpad.
• You can use the touchpad only when using Samsung DeX on external display.
• If your tablet’s screen turns off, press the Power key or double-tap anywhere on the
screen to turn on the screen.
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Orienting the touchpad
When you are using your tablet as a touchpad, you can use it in either the horizontal or
vertical alignment.
To rotate the touchpad, rotate the tablet or double-tap
.
Using your tablet while using the touchpad
You can use apps on your tablet even while it is being used as a touchpad.
Drag upwards from the bottom of the screen to show the navigation bar, tap the Home
button to move to the Home screen, and then select apps you want to use.
Writing or drawing on the touchpad with the S Pen
You can handwrite or draw on the touchpad with the S Pen.
Rotate the touchpad to the vertical alignment and approach S Pen to screen. The S Pen
drawing pad will appear on the touchpad.
Using the screen keyboard
When you enter text to send messages, create notes, or perform other tasks, a screen
keyboard will appear automatically on your tablet’s screen without connecting an external
keyboard.
If the keyboard does not appear, select
on the quick access toolbar.
Ending Samsung DeX
When you use Samsung DeX on tablet screen, on the status bar, tap
→
.
When you use Samsung DeX from the connected TV or monitor, disconnect your tablet from
the DeX Cable.
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Connecting to an external display
You can connect your tablet to an external display, such as a TV or monitor, and view
presentations or movies on the connected display. Connect your tablet to an external display
using a DeX Cable. You can view your tablet’s content on the connected screen.
• DeX Cable is sold separately.
• Use only a Samsung-approved DeX Cable. Performance problems and
malfunctions caused by using unapproved accessories are not covered by the
warranty.
1 Plug a tablet connector into the multipurpose jack on the tablet.
2 Connect the HDMI connector to a TV or monitor’s HDMI port.
Your tablet’s screen will appear on the connected screen.
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Google apps
Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google
account to access some apps.
To view more app information, access each app’s help menu.
Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the
region or service provider.
Chrome
Search for information and browse webpages.
Gmail
Send or receive emails via the Google Mail service.
Maps
Find your location on the map, search the world map, and view location information for
various places around you.
Play Music
Discover, listen to, and share music on your device. You can upload music collections stored
on your device to the cloud and access them later.
Play Movies & TV
Purchase or rent videos, such as movies and TV programmes, from Play Store.
Drive
Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others.
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YouTube
Watch or create videos and share them with others.
Photos
Search for, manage, and edit all your photos and videos from various sources in one place.
Google
Search quickly for items on the Internet or your device.
Duo
Make a simple video call.
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Settings
Introduction
Customise device settings. You can make your device more personalised by configuring
various setting options.
Launch the Settings app.
To search for settings by entering keywords, tap
.
Connections
Options
Change settings for various connections, such as the Wi-Fi feature and Bluetooth.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections.
• Wi-Fi: Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or
other network devices. Refer to Wi-Fi for more information.
• Bluetooth: Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled
devices. Refer to Bluetooth for more information.
• Tablet visibility: Allow other devices to find your device to share content with you. When
this feature is activated, your device will be visible to other devices when they search for
available devices using their Transfer files to device option.
• Data usage: Keep track of your data usage amount and customise the settings for the
limitation. Set the device to automatically disable the mobile data connection when the
amount of mobile data you have used reaches your specified limit.
You can also activate the data saver feature to prevent some apps running in the
background from sending or receiving data. Refer to Data saver for more information.
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• Flight mode: Set the device to disable all wireless functions on your device. You can use
only non-network services.
Follow the regulations provided by the airline and the instructions of aircraft
personnel. In cases where it is allowed to use the device, always use it in flight
mode.
• Mobile Hotspot and Tethering: Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the
device’s mobile data connection with other devices when the network connection is not
available. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth. Refer to Mobile Hotspot
and Tethering for more information.
• Mobile networks: Configure your mobile network settings.
• Location: Change settings for location information permissions.
• More connection settings: Customise settings to control other features. Refer to More
connection settings for more information.
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
2 Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list.
Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon. Enter the password and tap
CONNECT.
• Once the device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will reconnect to that
network each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the
device connecting to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks
and tap FORGET.
• If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network properly, restart your device’s Wi-Fi feature
or the wireless router.
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Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The detected devices are listed.
If the device you want to connect to is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
Wi-Fi Direct feature.
3 Select a device to connect to.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Wi-Fi Direct connection
request.
Sending and receiving data
You can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other devices. The following actions
are an example of sending an image to another device.
1 Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
2 Tap → Wi-Fi Direct and select a device to transfer the image to.
3 Accept the Wi-Fi Direct connection request on the other device.
If the devices are already connected, the image will be sent to the other device without
the connection request procedure.
Ending the device connection
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi.
2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The device displays the connected devices in the list.
3 Tap the device name to disconnect the devices.
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Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via Bluetooth.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted
and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating
distance may be reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth
SIG, may be incompatible with your device.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies
of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth, and then tap the switch to
activate it.
The detected devices will be listed.
2 Select a device to pair with.
If the device you want to pair with is not on the list, set the device to enter Bluetooth
pairing mode. Refer to the other device’s user manuals.
Your device is visible to other devices while the Bluetooth settings screen is open.
3 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on your device to confirm.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Bluetooth connection
request.
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Sending and receiving data
Many apps support data transfer via Bluetooth. You can share data, such as contacts or media
files, with other Bluetooth devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image
to another device.
1 Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
2 Tap → Bluetooth, and then select a device to transfer the image to.
If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming
the auto-generated passkey.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option.
3 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on the other device.
Unpairing Bluetooth devices
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth.
The device displays the paired devices in the list.
2 Tap next to the device name to unpair.
3 Tap Unpair.
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Data saver
Reduce your data usage by preventing some apps running in the background from sending
or receiving data.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Data usage → Data saver and tap the switch to
activate it.
When the data saver feature is activated, the
icon will appear on the status bar.
Data saver feature activated
To select apps to use data without restriction, tap Allow app while Data saver on and
select apps.
Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other
devices when the network connection is not available. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi,
USB, or Bluetooth.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile Hotspot and Tethering.
You may incur additional charges when using this feature.
• Mobile Hotspot: Use the mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection
with computers or other devices.
• Bluetooth tethering: Use Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile data
connection with computers or other devices via Bluetooth.
• USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile data connection with
a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless
modem for the computer.
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Using the mobile hotspot
Use your device as a mobile hotspot to share your device’s mobile data connection with other
devices.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile Hotspot and Tethering → Mobile
Hotspot.
2 Tap the switch to activate it.
The icon appears on the status bar. Other devices can find your device in the Wi-Fi
networks list.
To set a password for the mobile hotspot, tap → Configure Mobile Hotspot and select
the level of security. Then, enter a password and tap SAVE.
3 On the other device’s screen, search for and select your device from the Wi-Fi networks
list.
4 On the connected device, use the device’s mobile data connection to access the Internet.
More connection settings
Customise settings to control other features.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings.
• Nearby device scanning: Set the device to scan for nearby devices to connect to.
• Printing: Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search
for available printers or add one manually to print files. Refer to Printing for more
information.
• Download booster: Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi
and mobile networks simultaneously. Refer to Download booster for more information.
• VPN: Set up virtual networks (VPNs) on your device to connect to a school or company’s
private network.
• Ethernet: When you connect an Ethernet adaptor, you can use a wired network and
configure network settings.
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Printing
Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can connect the device to a
printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents.
Some printers may not be compatible with the device.
Adding printer plug-ins
Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → Printing →
Add service.
2 Search for a printer plug-in in Play Store.
3 Select a printer plug-in and install it.
4 Select the printer plug-in and tap the switch to activate it.
The device searches for printers that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your
device.
5 Select a printer to add.
To add printers manually, tap → Add printer.
Printing content
While viewing content, such as images or documents, access the options list, tap Print →
→ All printers..., and then select a printer.
Printing methods may vary depending on the content type.
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Download booster
Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi and mobile networks
simultaneously. A stronger Wi-Fi signal will provide a faster download speed.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → Download
booster.
• This feature may not be supported by some devices.
• You may incur additional charges when downloading files via the mobile network.
• When you download large files, the device may heat up. If the device exceeds a set
temperature, the feature will turn off.
• If network signals are unstable, the speed and performance of this feature may be
affected.
• If the Wi-Fi and mobile network connections have significantly different data
transfer speeds, the device may use only the fastest connection.
• This feature supports Hypertext Transmission Protocol (HTTP) 1.1 and Hypertext
Transmission Protocol Secure (HTTPS). The feature cannot be used with other
protocols, such as FTP.
Sounds and vibration
Options
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Sounds and vibration.
• Sound mode: Set the device to use sound mode, vibration mode, or silent mode.
• Vibrate while ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
• Use Volume keys for media: Set the device to adjust the media volume level when you
press the Volume key.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, system sounds, and
notifications.
• Vibration intensity: Adjust the force of the vibration notification.
• Ringtone: Change the call ringtone.
• Vibration pattern: Select a vibration pattern.
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• Notification sounds: Change the notification sound.
• Do not disturb: Set the device to mute incoming calls, notification sounds, and media,
except for allowed exceptions.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when you select an app or option on the
touchscreen.
• Screen lock sounds: Set the device to sound when you lock or unlock the touchscreen.
• Charging sound: Set the device to sound when it is connected to a charger.
• Vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you tap the buttons on the
navigation bar and for other actions, such as tapping and holding items.
• Dialling keypad tones: Set the device to sound when you tap the buttons on the keypad.
• Keyboard sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Keyboard vibration: Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched.
• Sound quality and effects: Configure additional sound settings.
You can also activate the surround sound mode. Refer to Dolby Atmos (surround sound)
for more information.
• Separate app sound: Set the device to play media sound from a specific app on the
connected Bluetooth speaker or headset separate from the sound of other apps. For
example, you can listen to the Navigation app through your device’s speaker while
listening to playback from the Music app through the vehicle’s Bluetooth speaker.
Dolby Atmos (surround sound)
Select a surround sound mode optimised for various types of audio, such as movies, music,
and voice. With Dolby Atmos, you can experience moving audio sounds that flows all around
you.
On the Settings screen, tap Sounds and vibration → Sound quality and effects → Dolby
Atmos, tap the switch to activate it, and then select a mode.
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Notifications
Change the notification settings for each app.
On the Settings screen, tap Notifications.
To display icon badges, tap the App icon badges switch to activate it. To change the badge
style, tap App icon badges.
With number
Without number
To customise notification settings for more apps, tap ADVANCED and select an app.
Display
Options
Change the display and the Home screen settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Display.
• Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display.
• Auto brightness: Set the device to keep track of your brightness adjustments and apply
them automatically in similar lighting conditions.
• Blue light filter: Activate the blue light filter and change the filter settings. Refer to Blue
light filter for more information.
• Font and screen zoom: Change the screen zoom setting or font size and style.
• Screen mode: Change the screen mode or adjust the display’s colour. Refer to Changing
the screen mode or adjusting the display colour for more information.
• Home screen: Change the Home screen settings.
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• Icon frames: Set whether to display shaded backgrounds to make icons stand out.
• Status bar: Customise the settings for displaying notifications or indicators on the status
bar.
• Navigation bar: Change the navigation bar settings. Refer to Navigation bar (soft
buttons) for more information.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Block accidental touches: Set the device to prevent the screen from detecting touch
input when it is in a dark place, such as a pocket or bag.
• Screensaver: Set the device to launch a screensaver when the device is charging or
connected to a dock. Refer to Screensaver for more information.
• Double tap to wake up: Set the device to turn on the screen by double-tapping
anywhere on the screen while the screen is turned off.
Blue light filter
Reduce eye strain by limiting the amount of blue light emitted by the screen.
While you are watching HDR videos from HDR-exclusive video services, the blue light
filter may not be applied.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Display → Blue light filter, and then tap the Turn on now
switch to activate it.
2 Drag the adjustment bar to adjust the filter’s opacity.
3 To set the schedule to apply the blue light filter to the screen, tap the Turn on as
scheduled switch to activate it and select an option.
• Sunset to sunrise: Set the device to apply the blue light filter at night and turn it off in
the morning, based on your current location.
• Custom schedule: Set a specific time to apply the blue light filter.
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Changing the screen mode or adjusting the display colour
Select a screen mode suitable for viewing movies or images, or adjust the display colour to
your preference. If you select the Adaptive display mode, you can adjust the display colour
balance by colour value.
Changing the screen mode
On the Settings screen, tap Display → Screen mode and select a mode you want.
• Adaptive display: This optimises the colour range, saturation, and sharpness of your
display. You can also adjust the display colour balance by colour value.
• AMOLED cinema: This is suitable for watching videos.
• AMOLED photo: This is suitable for viewing images.
• Basic: This is set as default and is suitable for general use.
• You can adjust the display colour only in Adaptive display mode.
• Adaptive display mode may not be compatible with third-party apps.
• You cannot change the screen mode while applying the blue light filter.
Optimising the full screen colour balance
Optimise the display colour by adjusting the colour tones to your preference.
When you drag the colour adjustment bar towards Cool, the blue colour tone will increase.
When you drag the bar towards Warm, the red colour tone will increase.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Display → Screen mode → Adaptive display.
2 Adjust the colour adjustment bar under Full screen colour balance.
The colour balance of the screen will be optimised.
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Adjusting the screen tone by colour value
Increase or lower certain colour tones by adjusting the Red, Green, or Blue value individually.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Display → Screen mode → Adaptive display.
2 Tick Advanced options.
3 Adjust the Red, Green, or Blue colour bar to your preference.
The screen tone screen will be adjusted.
Screensaver
You can set to display images as a screensaver when the screen turns off automatically. The
screensaver will be displayed when the device is charging or connected to a dock.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Display → Screensaver and tap the switch to activate it.
2 Select an option.
If you select Photo Frame or Photos, a slideshow with selected images will start. If you
select Photo Table, selected images will appear as small cards and overlap.
3 Tap to select albums for displaying images.
4 When you are finished, tap the Back button.
To preview the selected option, tap PREVIEW.
When you tap the screen while your screensaver is displayed, the screen will turn on.
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Wallpaper
Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Wallpaper.
Advanced features
Activate advanced features and change the settings that control them.
On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features.
Excessive shaking or an impact to the device may cause an unintended input for
some features using sensors.
• S Pen: Change the settings for using the S Pen. Refer to S Pen features for more
information about Air view and Screen off memo.
• Samsung DeX: Set the device to use like a computer. Refer to Samsung DeX for more
information.
• Accessories: Change the accessory settings.
• Daily Board: Set the device to show a slideshow with selected images. Refer to Daily
Board for more information.
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display from turning off while you are looking
at it.
• Games: Activate the Game Launcher. Refer to Game Launcher for more information.
• Device assistance app: Select a device assistance app to launch when you tap and hold
the Home button. The device assistance app will gather information from the current
screen and provide related information, apps, and features.
• Multi window: Select a Multi window launch method.
• Smart capture: Set the device to capture the current screen and scrollable area, and crop
and share the screenshot immediately.
• Palm swipe to capture: Set the device to capture a screenshot when you swipe your
hand to the left or right across the screen. You can view the captured images in Gallery.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
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• Easy mute: Set the device to mute incoming calls or alarms by using palm motions.
• Swipe to call or send messages: Set the device to make a call or send a message when
you swipe to the right or left on a contact or a phone number in the Phone or Contacts
app.
• Direct share: Set the device to display the people you contacted on the sharing options
panel to allow you to share content directly.
Device maintenance
The device maintenance feature provides an overview of the status of your device’s battery,
storage, memory, and system security. You can also automatically optimise the device with a
tap of your finger.
Battery
Device security
Storage
Memory
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Using the quick optimisation feature
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → FIX NOW or OPTIMISE NOW.
The quick optimisation feature improves device performance through the following actions.
• Clearing some memory.
• Deleting unnecessary files and closing apps running in the background.
• Managing abnormal battery usage.
• Scanning for crashed apps and malware.
Battery
Check the remaining battery power and time to use the device. For devices with low battery
levels, conserve battery power by activating power saving features.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Battery.
• The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs
out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating
conditions.
• You may not receive notifications from some apps that use power saving mode.
Power saving mode
• MID: Activate power saving mode to extend the battery’s usage time.
• MAX: In maximum power saving mode, the device decreases battery consumption
by applying the dark theme and limiting the apps and features available. Network
connections, except for the mobile network, will be deactivated.
Managing the battery
You can save battery power by preventing apps that are running in the background from
using battery power when they are not being used. Tick apps from the apps list and tap SAVE
POWER. Also, tap → Advanced settings and set the App power monitor options.
You can set the device to charge the battery more quickly. Tap → Advanced settings and
tap the Fast cable charging switch to activate it.
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Storage
Check the status of the used and available memory.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Storage.
• The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default apps occupy part of the
memory. The available capacity may change when you update the device.
• You can view the available capacity of the internal memory in the Specification
section for your device on the Samsung website.
Managing the memory
To delete residual files, such as cache, tap CLEAN NOW. To delete files or uninstall apps that
you do not use any more, select a category under USER DATA. Then, tick items to select and
tap DELETE or UNINSTALL.
Memory
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Memory.
To speed up your device by stopping apps running in the background, tick apps from the
apps list, and tap CLEAN NOW.
Device security
Check the device’s security status. This feature scans your device for malware.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Device security → SCAN TABLET.
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Apps
Manage the device’s apps and change their settings. You can view the apps’ usage
information, change their notification or permission settings, or uninstall or disable
unnecessary apps.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps.
Lock screen
Options
Change settings for the locked screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen.
The available options may vary depending on the screen lock method selected.
• Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method.
• Smart Lock: Set the device to unlock itself when trusted locations or devices are
detected. Refer to Smart Lock for more information.
• Secure lock settings: Change screen lock settings for the selected lock method.
• Clock style: Change the type and colour of the clock on the locked screen.
• Roaming clock: Change the clock to show both the local and home time zones on the
locked screen when roaming.
• FaceWidgets: Change the settings of the items displayed on the locked screen.
• Contact information: Set the device to show contact information, such as your email
address, on the locked screen.
• Notifications: Set whether or not to show notifications on the locked screen and select
which notifications to display.
• App shortcuts: Select apps to display shortcuts to them on the locked screen.
• About Lock screen: View the device’s lock screen version.
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Smart Lock
You can set the device to unlock itself and remain unlocked when trusted locations or devices
are detected.
For example, if you have set your home as a trusted location, when you get home your device
will detect the location and automatically unlock itself.
• This feature will be available to use after you set a screen lock method.
• If you do not use your device for four hours or when you turn on the device, you
must unlock the screen using the pattern, PIN, or password you set.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen → Smart Lock.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Select an option and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setting.
Biometrics and security
Options
Change the settings for securing the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security.
• Intelligent Scan: Register both your face and irises to the device to unlock the screen
more conveniently. Refer to Intelligent Scan for more information.
• Face Recognition: Set the device to unlock the screen by recognising your face. Refer to
Face recognition for more information.
• Iris Scanner: Register your irises to unlock the screen. Refer to Iris recognition for more
information.
• Google Play Protect: Set the device to check for harmful apps and behaviour and warn
about potential harm and remove them.
• Find My Mobile: Activate or deactivate the Find My Mobile feature. Access the Find My
Mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) to track and control your lost or stolen
device.
You can also allow the Google location service to provide more accurate information
about the location of your device.
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• Security update: View the version of your device’s security system and check for updates.
• Install unknown apps: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources.
• Samsung Pass: Verify your identity easily and securely via your biometric data. Refer to
Samsung Pass for more information.
• Secure Folder: Create a secure folder to protect your private content and apps from
others. Refer to Secure Folder for more information.
• App permission monitor: Set to receive notifications when the permissions you select
are used by apps that you are not using. You can manage the settings of each app and
view their permission usage history.
• Secure startup: Protect your device by setting it to require a screen unlock code when
turning on the device. You must enter the unlock code to start the device and receive
messages and notifications.
• Encrypt SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.
If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the
device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before
resetting the device.
• Other security settings: Configure additional security settings.
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Intelligent Scan
By using both your face and irises, you can easily and conveniently unlock the screen and
verify your identity.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• If you use Intelligent Scan as a screen lock method, your face and irises cannot be
used to unlock the screen for the first time after turning on the device. To use the
device, you must unlock the screen using the pattern, PIN, or password you set
when registering your face and irises. Be careful not to forget your pattern, PIN, or
password.
• If your irises are not recognised, unlock the device using the pattern, PIN, or
password you set when registering the irises, and then re-register your irises. If
your pattern, PIN, or password is forgotten, you will not be able to use the device if
you do not reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inconvenience
caused by forgotten unlock codes.
• If you change the screen lock method to Swipe or None, which are not secure, all
of your biometric data will be deleted. If you want to use your biometric data in
apps or features, you must register your biometric data again.
Precautions for using Intelligent Scan
Before using Intelligent Scan, keep the following precautions in mind.
• To protect your eyes, keep the screen at least 20 cm away from your face when using iris
recognition.
• If you attach screen protectors (privacy protection films, tempered glass protectors, etc.),
the recognition may fail.
• Do not use this feature with infants. Doing so may damage their eyesight.
• Anyone who has experienced dizziness, seizures, loss of awareness, blackouts, or other
symptoms linked to an epileptic condition, or has a family history of such symptoms or
conditions, should consult a doctor before using this feature.
• Intelligent Scan is not intended for any diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventative medical
purposes.
• Your tablet could be unlocked by someone that looks like you.
• Keep secure of your tablet and do not let anyone else unlock your tablet.
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For better face and iris recognition
The tablet may not recognise your irises or face when:
• something prevents a good view of your face or eyes (e.g. glasses, contact lenses, hat, low
eyelids, recent eye surgery, disease, dirt, damage to the camera, or excessive movement).
Registering irises and face
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Intelligent Scan.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
If you have not set a screen lock method, create one.
3 Read the on-screen instructions and tap CONTINUE.
4 Register your face and irises.
For more information, refer to Face recognition and Iris recognition.
When an intelligent scan unlock screen appears, tap TURN ON to use your face and irises
to unlock the screen.
Deleting registered face and iris data
You can delete face and iris data that you have registered.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Intelligent Scan.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap Remove face and iris data.
Once the registered face and iris data has been deleted, all the related features will also
be deactivated.
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Unlocking the screen using Intelligent Scan
You can unlock the screen with your face and irises instead of using a pattern, PIN, or
password.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Intelligent Scan.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Intelligent Scan unlock switch to activate it.
4 On the locked screen, look at the screen.
When your face and irises are recognised, you can unlock the screen without using any
additional screen lock method. If your face and irises are not recognised, use the preset
screen lock method.
Face recognition
You can set the device to unlock the screen by recognising your face.
• If you use your face as a screen lock method, your face cannot be used to unlock
the screen for the first time after turning on the device. To use the device, you must
unlock the screen using the pattern, PIN, or password you set when registering the
face. Be careful not to forget your pattern, PIN, or password.
• If you change the screen lock method to Swipe or None, which are not secure, all
of your biometric data will be deleted. If you want to use your biometric data in
apps or features, you must register your biometric data again.
Precautions for using face recognition
Before using the face recognition to unlock your device, keep the following precautions in
mind.
• Your device could be unlocked by someone or something that looks like your image.
• Face recognition is less secure than Pattern, PIN, or Password.
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For better face recognition
Consider the following when using face recognition:
• Consider the conditions when registering, such as wearing glasses, hats, masks, beards, or
heavy makeup
• Ensure that you are in a well-lit area and that the camera lens is clean when registering
• Ensure your image is not blurry for better match results
Registering your face
For better face registration, register your face indoors and out of direct sunlight.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Face Recognition.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
If you have not set a screen lock method, create one.
3 Select whether you are wearing glasses or not and tap CONTINUE.
4 Hold the device with the screen facing towards you and look at the screen.
5 Position your face inside the frame on the screen.
The camera will scan your face.
When a face lock screen appears, tap OK to use your face to unlock the screen.
If unlocking the screen with your face is not working properly, tap Remove face data
to remove your registered face and register your face again.
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Deleting the registered face data
You can delete face data that you have registered.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Face Recognition.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap Remove face data.
Once the registered face is deleted, all the related features will also be deactivated.
Unlocking the screen with your face
You can unlock the screen with your face instead of using a pattern, PIN, or password.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Face Recognition.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Face unlock switch to activate it.
If you want to reduce the possibility of recognising faces in photos or videos, tap the
Faster recognition switch to deactivate it. This may decrease the face recognition
speed.
4 On the locked screen, look at the screen.
When your face is recognised, you can unlock the screen without using any additional
screen lock method. If your face is not recognised, use the preset screen lock method.
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Iris recognition
The iris recognition feature uses the unique characteristics of your irises, such as their shape
and pattern, to strengthen the security of your device. Your iris data can be used for various
authentication purposes. After registering your irises, you can set the device to use your irises
for the following features:
• Samsung Pass (Samsung account verification and web sign-in)
• Screen lock
• Secure Folder
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• If you use your iris as a screen lock method, your irises cannot be used to unlock
the screen for the first time after turning on the device. To use the device, you must
unlock the screen using the pattern, PIN, or password you set when registering the
irises. Be careful not to forget your pattern, PIN, or password.
• If your irises are not recognised, unlock the device using the pattern, PIN, or
password you set when registering the irises, and then re-register your irises. If
your pattern, PIN, or password is forgotten, you will not be able to use the device if
you do not reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inconvenience
caused by forgotten unlock codes.
• If you change the screen lock method to Swipe or None, which are not secure, all
of your biometric data will be deleted. If you want to use your biometric data in
apps or features, you must register your biometric data again.
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Precautions for using iris recognition
Before using iris recognition, keep the following precautions in mind.
• To protect your eyes, keep the screen at least 20 cm away from your face when using iris
recognition.
• If you attach screen protectors (privacy protection films, tempered glass protectors, etc.),
the recognition may fail.
• Do not use iris recognition with infants. Doing so may damage their eyesight.
• Anyone who has experienced dizziness, seizures, loss of awareness, blackouts, or other
symptoms linked to an epileptic condition, or has a family history of such symptoms or
conditions, should consult a doctor before using iris recognition.
• Biometric data collected and stored locally by the iris scanner is not intended for any
diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventative medical purposes.
For better iris recognition
The tablet may not recognise your eyes when:
• something prevents the camera from getting a good view of your irises (e.g. glasses, low
eyelids, recent eye surgery, disease, dirt, damage to the camera, or excessive movement).
• the lighting is very different from when you recorded your irises (e.g. direct sunlight).
Hold your device about 25-35 cm away from your face with the screen facing towards you.
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Registering irises
The device can save the iris data of one person only. You cannot register more than
one set of irises.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Iris Scanner.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
If you have not set a screen lock method, create one.
3 Read the on-screen instructions and tap CONTINUE.
To register only one iris of your eyes, tap Register just 1 iris.
4 Hold the device with the screen facing towards you and look at the screen.
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5 Position your eyes inside the circles on the screen and open your eyes wide.
The iris recognition camera will scan your irises.
When an iris unlock screen appears, tap TURN ON to use your irises to unlock the screen.
Deleting registered iris data
You can delete iris data that you have registered.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Iris Scanner.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap Remove iris data.
Once the registered iris data has been deleted, all the related features will also be
deactivated.
Using Samsung Pass
When you register your irises to Samsung Pass, you can use them to easily verify your identity
or sign in to websites. Refer to Samsung Pass for more information.
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Unlocking the screen with your irises
You can unlock the screen with your irises instead of using a pattern, PIN, or password.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Iris Scanner.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Iris unlock switch to activate it.
4 On the locked screen, swipe in any direction and position your eyes inside the circles on
the screen to scan your irises.
25-35 cm
To unlock the screen using iris recognition, without swiping on the locked screen, tap Screenon iris recognition switch to activate it.
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Samsung Pass
Samsung Pass allows you to sign in to your Samsung account, websites, or apps more easily
and securely via your biometric data rather than entering your login information.
Register your biometric data to Samsung Pass and set to sign in to supported websites or
apps using the data via Samsung Pass.
• To use this feature, your device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• To use this feature, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account. For
more information, refer to Samsung account.
• The website sign-in feature is only available for websites that you access via the
Internet app. Some websites may not support this feature.
Registering Samsung Pass
Before using Samsung Pass, register your biometric data to Samsung Pass.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Read the on-screen instructions and tap SIGN IN.
3 Enter your Samsung account ID and password and tap SIGN IN.
4 Tap IRIS and register your irises.
Refer to Iris recognition for more information.
5 Scan your irises and tap NEXT to complete the Samsung Pass registration.
If the Add to Home screen option is ticked, the Samsung Pass icon will be added on the
Home screen.
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Verifying the Samsung account password
You can use Samsung Pass to verify your Samsung account password. You can use your
biometric data instead of entering your password, for example, when you purchase content
from Galaxy Apps.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap → Settings → Samsung account, and then tap the Use with Samsung Pass switch
to activate it.
Using Samsung Pass to sign in to websites
You can use Samsung Pass to easily sign in to websites that support ID and password autofill.
1 Open a website that you want to sign in to.
2 Enter your user name and password, and then tap the website’s sign in button.
3 When a pop-up window asking whether you want to save the sign-in information
appears, tick Sign in with Samsung Pass and tap REMEMBER.
You can now use the biometric data you registered to Samsung Pass when signing in to
the website.
Using Samsung Pass to sign in to apps
You can use Samsung Pass to easily sign in to apps that support ID and password autofill.
1 Open an app that you want to sign in to.
2 Enter your user name and password, and then tap the app’s sign in button.
3 When a pop-up window asking whether you want to save the sign-in information
appears, tap SAVE.
You can now use the biometric data you registered to Samsung Pass when signing in to
the app.
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Managing sign-in information
View the list of websites and apps you have set to use Samsung Pass and manage your sign-in
information.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Select a website or app from the list.
4 Tap → Edit and modify your ID, password, and the website’s or app’s name.
To delete the website or app, tap → Delete.
Using Samsung Pass with websites and apps
When using websites or apps that support Samsung Pass, you can easily sign in with
Samsung Pass.
To see the list of websites and apps that support Samsung Pass, open the Settings screen, tap
Biometrics and security → Samsung Pass, and then select the site or app tab. If there are no
websites or apps that support Samsung Pass, the site or app tab will not appear.
• Available websites and apps may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• Samsung is not responsible for any loss or inconvenience caused by signing in to
websites or apps via Samsung Pass.
Deleting your Samsung Pass data
You can delete your biometric data, web sign-in information, and app data registered to
Samsung Pass with Delete data. Your agreement to the terms and conditions and your
Samsung account will remain active.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap → Settings → Delete data → DELETE.
4 Enter your Samsung password and tap CONFIRM.
Your Samsung Pass data will be deleted.
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Secure Folder
Secure Folder protects your private content and apps, such as photos and contacts, from
being accessed by others. You can keep your private content and apps secure even when the
device is unlocked.
Secure Folder is a separate, secured storage area. The data in Secure Folder cannot be
transferred to other devices via unapproved sharing methods, such as USB or Wi-Fi
Direct. Attempting to customise the operating system or modifying software will
cause Secure Folder to be automatically locked and inaccessible. Before saving data in
Secure Folder, make sure to back up a copy of the data in another secure location.
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Setting up Secure Folder
1 Launch the Secure Folder app.
Alternatively, launch the Settings app and tap Biometrics and security → Secure
Folder.
2 Tap START.
3 Tap SIGN IN and sign in to your Samsung account.
4 Select a lock method to use for Secure Folder and follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the setup.
To change the name or icon colour of Secure Folder, tap → Customise icon.
• When you launch the Secure Folder app, you must unlock the app using your
preset lock method.
• If you forget your Secure Folder unlock code, you can reset it using your Samsung
account. Tap the reset button at the bottom of the locked screen, and enter your
Samsung account password.
Setting auto lock for Secure Folder
Set the device to automatically lock Secure Folder when it is not being used.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap
2 Select a lock option.
→ Settings → Auto lock Secure Folder.
To manually lock your Secure Folder, tap Lock.
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Moving content to Secure Folder
Move content, such as photos and contacts, to Secure Folder. The following actions are an
example of moving an image from the default storage to Secure Folder.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap Add files.
2 Tap Images, tick images to move, and then tap DONE.
3 Tap MOVE.
The selected items will be deleted from the original folder and moved to Secure Folder.
To copy items, tap COPY.
The method for moving content may vary depending on the content type.
Moving content from Secure Folder
Move content from Secure Folder to the corresponding app in the default storage. The
following actions are an example of moving an image from Secure Folder to the default
storage.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap Gallery.
2 Select an image and tap → Move out of Secure Folder.
The selected items will be moved to Gallery in the default storage.
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Adding apps
Add an app to use in Secure Folder.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap Add apps.
2 Tick one or more apps installed on the device and tap ADD.
To install apps from Play Store or Galaxy Apps, tap DOWNLOAD FROM PLAY STORE or
DOWNLOAD FROM GALAXY APPS.
Removing apps from Secure Folder
Tap Edit apps, tick apps, and then tap Disable or Uninstall.
Adding accounts
Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with the apps in Secure
Folder.
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Accounts → Add account.
2 Select an account service.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
Hiding Secure Folder
You can hide the Secure Folder shortcut from the Apps screen.
Launch the Secure Folder app, tap → Settings, and then tap the Show Secure Folder
switch to deactivate it.
Alternatively, drag the status bar downwards to open the notification panel. Then, swipe
downwards on the notification panel and tap Secure Folder to deactivate the feature.
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Backing up and restoring Secure Folder
Back up content and apps in Secure Folder to Samsung Cloud using your Samsung account
and restore them later.
Backing up data
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Backup and restore.
2 Tap Add account and register and sign in to your Samsung account.
3 Tap Back up Secure Folder data.
4 Tick items you want to back up and tap BACK UP NOW.
Data will be backed up to Samsung Cloud.
Restoring data
1 Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Backup and restore.
2 Tap Restore.
3 Select a device and the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW.
Backed up data will be restored to your device.
Uninstalling Secure Folder
You can uninstall Secure Folder, including the content and apps in it.
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → More settings → Uninstall.
To back up content before uninstalling Secure Folder, tick Move media files out of Secure
Folder and tap UNINSTALL. To access data backed from Secure Folder, open the Samsung
folder, launch the My Files app, and then tap Internal storage → Secure Folder.
Notes saved in Samsung Notes will not be backed up.
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Cloud and accounts
Options
Sync, back up, or restore your device’s data using Samsung Cloud. You can also register and
manage accounts, such as your Samsung account or Google account, or transfer data to or
from other devices via Smart Switch.
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts.
Regularly back up your data to a safe location, such as Samsung Cloud or a computer,
so that you can restore it if the data is corrupted or lost due to an unintended factory
data reset.
• Samsung Cloud: Manage the content that you want to store securely in Samsung Cloud.
Check the usage status of your Samsung Cloud storage, and sync, back up, and restore
your data. Refer to Samsung Cloud for more information.
• Accounts: Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with.
• Users: Set up additional user accounts for other users to use the device with personalised
settings, such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more. Refer to Users for
more information.
• Backup and restore: Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your
device. You can back up your sensitive information and access it later. You must sign in to
your Google or Samsung account to back up or restore data.
• Smart Switch: Launch Smart Switch and transfer data from your previous device. Refer to
Smart Switch for more information.
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Users
Set up additional user accounts for other users to use the device with personalised settings,
such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more. Following types of user accounts
are available:
• Administrator: The administrator account is created only when setting up the device for
the first time, and cannot be created more than one. This account has full control of the
device including user account management. You can add or delete user accounts only
when using this account.
• Guest: This account allows guests to access the device. Information and data used during
a guest session is temporarily stored. Each time you use this account, you are asked
whether to continue the previous guest session or reset it.
• User: This account allows users to access their own apps and content, and customise the
device settings that affect all accounts.
Adding users
1 On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Users.
2 Tap Add user → OK → SET UP NOW.
The device will switch to a new user account and the default locked screen will appear on
the screen.
3 Unlock the device and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
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Switching users
Tap the user account icon at the top of the locked screen and select an account to switch to.
Locked screen
Managing users
When using the owner account, you can delete accounts or change account settings.
To delete a user account, tap
next to the account and then tap Delete user.
To change an account’s settings, tap
next to an account.
Google
Configure settings for some features provided by Google.
On the Settings screen, tap Google.
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Accessibility
Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.
• Vision: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually impaired users.
• Hearing: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users with hearing
impairment.
• Dexterity and interaction: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users who
have reduced dexterity.
• Text-to-speech: Change the settings for text-to-speech features used when Voice
Assistant is activated, such as languages, speed, and more.
• Direction lock: Change the directional combination settings for unlocking the screen.
• Direct access: Set the device to launch selected accessibility menus when you press the
Power key and the Volume Up key simultaneously.
• Accessibility shortcut: Set the device to activate Voice Assistant or Samsung universal
switch when you press and hold the Volume Up key and the Volume Down key
simultaneously for more than 3 seconds.
• Notification reminder: Set the device to alert you to notifications that you have not
checked at the interval.
• Answering and ending calls: Change the method of answering or ending calls.
• Single tap mode: Set the device to control incoming calls or notifications by tapping the
button instead of dragging it.
• Accessibility settings backup: Import, export, or share your accessibility settings.
• SERVICES: View accessibility services installed on the device.
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General management
Customise your device’s system settings or reset the device.
On the Settings screen, tap General management.
• Language and input: Select device languages and change settings, such as keyboards
and voice input types. Some options may not be available depending on the selected
language. Refer to Adding device languages for more information.
• Date and time: Access and alter the settings to control how the device displays the time
and date.
If the battery remains fully discharged, the time and date is reset.
• Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions. Refer to Samsung
Members for more information.
• Report diagnostic info to Samsung: Set the device to automatically send the device’s
diagnostic and usage information to Samsung.
• Marketing information: Set whether to receive Samsung marketing information, such as
special offers, membership benefits, and newsletters.
• Reset: Reset your device’s settings or perform a factory data reset. You can reset all your
settings and network settings. You can also set the device to restart at a preset time for
device optimisation.
Adding device languages
You can add languages to use on your device.
1 On the Settings screen, tap General management → Language and input → Language
→ Add language.
To view all the languages that can be added, tap → All languages.
2 Select a language to add.
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3 To set the selected language as the default language, tap SET AS DEFAULT. To keep the
current language setting, tap KEEP CURRENT.
The selected language will be added to your languages list. If you changed the default
language, the selected language will be added to the top of the list.
To change the default language from your languages list, drag next to a language and
move it to the top of the list. Then, tap DONE. If an app does not support the default
language, the next supported language in the list will be used.
Software update
Update your device’s software via the firmware over-the-air (FOTA) service. You can also
schedule software updates.
On the Settings screen, tap Software update.
If emergency software updates are released for your device’s security and to block
new types of security threats, they will be installed automatically without your
agreement.
• Download updates manually: Check for and install updates manually.
• Download updates automatically: Set the device to download updates automatically
when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• Scheduled software updates: Set the device to install updates at a specified time.
• Last update information: View information about the last software update.
Security updates information
Security updates are provided to strengthen the security of your device and protect your
personal information. For security updates for your model, visit security.samsungmobile.com.
The website supports only some languages.
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User manual
View help information to learn how to use the device and apps or configure important
settings.
On the Settings screen, tap User manual.
About tablet
Access your device’s information.
On the Settings screen, tap About tablet.
To change your device’s name, tap EDIT.
• Status: View various device information, such as the SIM card status, Wi-Fi MAC address,
and serial number.
• Legal information: View legal information related to the device, such as safety
information and the open source licence.
• Software information: View the device’s software information, such as its operating
system version and firmware version.
• Battery information: View the device’s battery status and information.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For more information, contact your service provider.
Your device displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact
your service provider.
Your device does not turn on
When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Fully charge the
battery before turning on the device.
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The touchscreen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a screen protector or optional accessories to the touchscreen, the
touchscreen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touchscreen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touchscreen may
malfunction.
• The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is updated to the latest version.
• If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or encounters a fatal error
Try the following solutions. If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service
Centre.
Restarting the device
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or turn off the device and turn it
on again.
Forcing restart
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume
Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Resetting the device
If the methods above do not solve your problem, perform a factory data reset.
Launch the Settings app and tap General management → Reset → Factory data reset →
RESET → DELETE ALL. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup
copies of all important data stored in the device.
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Calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using an earphone, ensure that it is properly connected.
Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume by pressing the Volume key or move to another area.
A cellular network or the Internet is often disconnected or audio
quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Charge the battery.
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The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that the charger is connected properly.
• Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the device or the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the
useful charge may be reduced.
• Battery consumption will increase when you use certain features or apps, such as GPS,
games, or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera
app. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these
tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
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Error messages appear when opening multimedia files
If you receive error messages or multimedia files do not play when you open them on your
device, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is
DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file.
• Ensure that the file formats are supported by the device. If a file format is not supported,
such as DivX or AC3, install an app that supports it. To confirm the file formats that your
device supports, visit www.samsung.com.
• Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos
captured by other devices may not work properly.
• Your device supports multimedia files that are authorised by your network service
provider or providers of additional services. Some content circulated on the Internet,
such as ringtones, videos, or wallpapers, may not work properly.
Bluetooth is not working well
If another Bluetooth device is not located or there are connection problems or performance
malfunctions, try the following:
• Ensure that the device you wish to connect with is ready to be scanned or connected to.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
• On your device, launch the Settings app, tap Connections, and then tap the Bluetooth
switch to re-activate it.
• On your device, launch the Settings app, tap General management → Reset → Reset
network settings → RESET SETTINGS to reset network settings. You may lose registered
information when performing the reset.
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
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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.
Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi
or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
Data stored in the device has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot
restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored in
the device.
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
There is not enough space in the device’s storage
Delete unnecessary data, such as cache, using the device maintenance or manually delete
unused apps or files to free up storage space.
The Apps button does not appear on the Home screen
Without using the Apps button, you can open the Apps screen by swiping upwards or
downwards on the Home screen. To display the Apps button at the bottom of the Home
screen, launch the Settings app and tap Display → Home screen → Apps button → Show
Apps button → APPLY.
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The Home button does not appear
The navigation bar containing the Home button may disappear while using certain apps or
features. To view the navigation bar, drag upwards from the bottom of the screen.
The screen brightness adjustment bar does not appear on the
notification panel
Open the notification panel by dragging the status bar downwards, and then drag the
next to the brightness adjustment bar and tap the
notification panel downwards. Tap
Show control on top switch to activate it.
Samsung Cloud does not work
• Ensure that you are connected to a network properly.
• During a Samsung Cloud’s service check, you cannot use Samsung Cloud. Try again later.
The device does not recognise my irises from the locked screen
• Ensure that nothing obstructing the iris recognition camera and LED and try again.
• If light conditions are very different from when you registered your irises, the device may
not recognise your irises. Move to another location and try again.
• Ensure that the device is not moving or tilted too much.
Removing the battery
• To remove the battery, contact an authorised service centre. To obtain battery
removal instructions, please visit www.samsung.com/global/ecodesign_energy.
• For your safety, you must not attempt to remove the battery. If the battery is not
properly removed, it may lead to damage to the battery and device, cause personal
injury, and/or result in the device being unsafe.
• Samsung does not accept liability for any damage or loss (whether in contract or tort,
including negligence) which may arise from failure to precisely follow these warnings and
instructions, other than death or personal injury caused by Samsung’s negligence.
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Copyright
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This manual is protected under international copyright laws.
No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form
or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing
in any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of
Samsung Electronics.
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• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
• Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, and the Wi-Fi logo are
registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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