Samsung | SM-N9208 | Samsung SM-N920CD User Manual (Nougat)

SM-N9208
SM-N920CD
SM-N920I
SM-N920C
SM-N920G
User Manual
English. 02/2017. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
Basics
Applications
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67 Installing or uninstalling apps
69Phone
73Contacts
78Messages
81Internet
83Email
84Camera
106Gallery
109 Samsung Gear
110 Game Launcher
113 S Note
120Calendar
122 S Health
125 S Voice
127SideSync
136Music
137Video
137Scrapbook
138 Voice Recorder
140 My Files
141Clock
143Calculator
143 Google apps
Read me first
Device overheating situations and
solutions
8 Package contents
9 Device layout
14Battery
19 SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card)
23 Turning the device on and off
24 Controlling the touchscreen
27 Home screen
33 Lock screen
34 Notification panel
37 Entering text
40 Screen capture
41 Opening apps
41 S Pen features
52 Multi window
56 Samsung account
58 Transferring data from your previous
device
60 Device and data management
63 QUICK CONNECT
65 Sharing features
66 Emergency mode
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Settings
145Introduction
145Connections
158 Sounds and vibration
159Notifications
159Display
161 Wallpapers and themes
162 Advanced features
164 Device maintenance
166Apps
167 Lock screen and security
175 Cloud and accounts
177Google
177Accessibility
178 General management
178 Software update
179 User manual
179 About device
Appendix
180Accessibility
196Troubleshooting
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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.
• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
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• 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, tap Apps → Settings →
About device → Battery info.
• Depending on the region, you can view the regulatory information on the device. To view
the information, tap Apps → Settings → About device → 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
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.
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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
• 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
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• 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.
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. This feature is only available on supported models.
• If the device becomes hotter than usual, a device overheating message will appear. To
lower the device’s temperature, the screen brightness and the performance speed will be
limited and battery charging will stop. Running apps will be closed and you will only be
able to make emergency calls until the device cools down.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, a power off message will
appear. Turn off the device, and wait until it cools down.
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Precautions for operating environment
Your device may heat up due to the environment in the following conditions. Use caution to
avoid shortening the battery’s lifespan, damaging the device, or causing a fire.
• Do not store your device in very cold or very hot temperatures.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods.
• Do not use or store your device for extended periods in very hot areas, such as inside a
car in the summertime.
• Do not place the device in any areas that may overheat, such as on an electric heating
mat.
• Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot cooking equipment, or high
pressure containers.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• Quick start guide
• The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the device before purchase.
• 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
SIM card tray
Speaker
LED indicator
Microphone
Proximity/Light sensor
Front camera
Power key
Touchscreen
Home key (Fingerprint
recognition sensor)
Recents key
Back key
Headset jack
Microphone
Multipurpose jack
Loud speaker
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GPS antenna
Flash
Rear camera
Volume key
NFC antenna/Wireless
charging coil
Main antenna
S Pen
• 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.
• The colours on the curved screen may look different depending on your viewing
position.
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Keys
Key
Power
Recents
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
• Press to turn on or lock the screen.
• Tap to open the list of recent apps.
• Press to turn on the screen while the screen is locked.
Home
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold to launch Google.
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Back
• Tap and hold to access additional options for the current
screen.
Volume
• Press to adjust the device volume.
S Pen
S Pen button
S Pen nib
Tweezers
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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 Action button and 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.
Detaching the S Pen
Press the end of the S Pen to disengage it. Then, pull the S Pen from the slot. To store the
S Pen, push it back into the slot until you hear it click.
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When you insert the S Pen into the slot, insert the S Pen’s nib first. Failure to do so can
cause the S Pen to become stuck. Forcefully detaching the S Pen from the slot may
cause damage to the S Pen and your device.
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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.
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.
• If the S Pen is not working properly, take it to a Samsung Service Centre.
• If you use the S Pen at sharp angles on the screen, the device may not recognise
the S Pen actions. Do not bend or apply excessive pressure with the S Pen while
using it.
• The Recents key and the Back key can be used with the S Pen.
• For more information about the S Pen, visit the Samsung website.
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Battery
Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended
periods.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
1 Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor, and plug the USB cable into the
device’s multipurpose jack.
2 Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
3 After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger
from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
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Viewing the estimated charging time
While charging, open the Home screen and tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance →
Battery.
The actual charging time may vary depending on the status of your device and the
charging conditions. The estimated charging time may not be displayed when you
charge the device in very cold or very hot conditions.
Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power.
• Optimise the device using the device maintenance feature.
• When you are not using the device, turn off the screen by pressing the Power key.
• Activate power saving mode.
• Close unnecessary apps.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of apps that need to be synced, such as emails.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
Battery charging tips and precautions
• When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on immediately
when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes
before turning on the device.
• If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection to
another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid losing power during a data
transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the battery.
• Using a power source other than the charger, such as a computer, may result in a slower
charging speed due to a lower electric current.
• The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the
battery.
• If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen may not
function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
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• 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.
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.
About Fast charging
• Fast charging uses battery charging technology that charges the battery faster by
increasing the charging power. The device supports Samsung’s Adaptive fast charging
feature and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
• To use Fast charging on your device, connect it to a battery charger that supports
Adaptive fast charging or Quick Charge 2.0.
Increasing the charging speed
To increase the charging speed, turn the device or its screen off when you charge the battery.
While charging the battery when the device is turned off, the icon appears on the screen.
If the fast charging feature is not activated, on the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings →
Device maintenance → Battery → → Advanced settings, and then tap the Fast cable
charging switch to activate it.
• You cannot use the built-in fast charging feature when you charge the battery
using a standard battery charger.
• If the device heats up or the ambient air temperature rises, the charging speed may
decrease automatically. This is a normal operating condition to prevent damage to
the device.
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Wireless charging
The device has a built-in wireless charging coil. You can charge the battery using a wireless
charger (sold separately).
Fast wireless charging
You can charge your device faster using the fast wireless charging feature. To use this feature,
you must use a charger and components that support the fast wireless charging feature.
A fan inside the charger may produce noise during fast wireless charging. To reduce
the fan noise, you must deactivate the fast wireless charging feature. The on/off
option will be added in your device’s settings menu when you first place it on the
charger. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance →
Battery → → Advanced settings, and then tap the Fast wireless charging switch
to deactivate it. Deactivating this feature will reduce noise, but may result in slower
charging times.
Charging the battery
1 Place the centre of the device’s back on the centre of the wireless charger.
The estimated charging time will appear on the screen. The actual charging time may
vary depending on the charging conditions.
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2 After fully charging, disconnect the device from the wireless charger.
When using the wireless charger, do not place foreign materials, such as metal
objects, magnets, and magnetic stripe cards, between the device and the wireless
charger. The device may not charge properly or may overheat.
• If you use the wireless charger in areas with weak network signals, you may lose
network reception.
• Use Samsung-approved wireless chargers. If you use other wireless chargers, the
battery may not charge properly.
Power saving mode
Activate power saving mode to extend the battery’s usage time.
1 On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance → Battery → MID.
2 Tap CUSTOMISE to change the power saving settings before entering power saving
mode.
3 Tap APPLY.
Maximum power saving mode
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.
1 On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance → Battery → MAX.
2 Tap CUSTOMISE to change the power saving settings before entering maximum power
saving mode.
3 Tap APPLY.
After entering maximum power saving mode, on the Home screen, tap
to use. To remove apps, tap → Edit and select an app with .
and select an app
To deactivate maximum power saving mode, tap → Disable Maximum power saving
mode.
The estimated battery usage time may vary depending on your device settings and
operating conditions.
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SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card)
Installing the SIM or USIM card
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider.
• 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.
• Dual SIM models: In some areas, data transfer speeds may be slower if two SIM
cards are inserted in the device than when one SIM card is inserted.
• Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For
more information about service availability, contact your service provider.
► Single SIM models:
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3
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► Dual SIM models:
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3
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1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the SIM card 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 SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot.
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3 ► Single SIM models: Place the SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray with the goldcoloured contacts facing downwards.
► Dual SIM models: Place the SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray with the goldcoloured contacts facing downwards.
Place the primary SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray 1 ( 1 ) and the secondary SIM or
USIM card on the SIM card tray 2 ( 2 ).
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4 Gently press the SIM or USIM card into the SIM card tray to secure it.
If the card is not fixed firmly into the SIM card tray, the SIM card may leave or fall out
of the SIM card tray.
5 Insert the SIM card tray back into the SIM card tray slot.
• If you insert the SIM card tray into your device while the SIM card tray is wet, your
device may be damaged. Always make sure the SIM card tray is dry.
• Fully insert the SIM card tray into the SIM card 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 SIM card tray to loosen the tray.
2 Pull out the SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot.
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3 Remove the SIM or USIM card.
► Single SIM models:
► Dual SIM models:
4 Insert the SIM card tray back into the SIM card tray slot.
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Using dual SIM or USIM cards (dual SIM models)
If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service providers for
a single device.
Activating SIM or USIM cards
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Connections → SIM card manager. Select a
SIM or USIM card and tap the switch to activate it.
Customising SIM or USIM cards
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Connections → SIM card manager and select
a SIM or USIM card to access the following options:
• Icon: Change the icon of the SIM or USIM card.
• Name: Change the display name of the SIM or USIM card.
• Network mode: Select a network type to use with the SIM or USIM card.
Setting preferred SIM or USIM cards
When two cards are activated, you can assign voice calls, messaging, and data services to
specific cards.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Connections → SIM card manager and set
the feature preferences for your cards in PREFERRED SIM CARD.
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.
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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.
Volume Down key
Power key
Controlling the touchscreen
• Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the
device.
• It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touchscreen.
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Tapping
To open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character
using the keyboard on the screen, tap it with your finger.
Tapping and holding
Tap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options.
Dragging
To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.
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Double-tapping
Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.
Swiping
Swipe to the left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to view other panels. Swipe
upwards or downwards to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts.
Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.
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Home screen
Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays
widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more.
To view other panels, swipe to the left or right.
The Home screen may appear differently depending on the region or service
provider.
A widget
An app
A folder
News screen indicator. View the
latest articles in various
categories.
Screen indicators
Favourite apps
Apps screen icon
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Home screen options
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access
the available options. Customise the Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home
screen panels. You can also set the Home screen wallpaper, add widgets to the Home screen,
and more.
• Wallpapers and themes: Change the device’s wallpaper, theme, or icons.
• Widgets: Add widgets to the Home screen. Widgets are small apps that launch specific
app functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen.
• Screen grid: Change the size of the grid to display more or less items on the Home screen
and the Apps screen.
Adding items
Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen.
To add widgets, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen, tap Widgets, tap and hold a
widget, and then drag it to the Home screen.
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Moving items
Tap and hold an item on the Home screen, and then drag it to a new location.
You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home
screen.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
To move an item more easily, tap and hold an item, and drag it to Move apps at the top of the
screen. The item will move to the panel at the top of the screen. Swipe to the left or right to
move to another panel and drag the item to a new location.
Removing items
Tap and hold an item, and then drag it to Delete or Remove shortcut at the top of the screen.
Creating folders
Create folders and gather similar applications to quickly access and launch apps.
1 On the Home 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.
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3 Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name.
To change the folder colour, tap
.
To add more apps to the folder, tap ADD, tick the apps, and then tap ADD. You can also
add an app by dragging it to the folder on the Home screen.
To move apps from a folder to the Home screen, tap the folder, and then drag an app to the
Home screen.
To delete apps in a folder, tap the folder, and then drag the app you want to delete to
Remove shortcut at the top of the screen.
Managing panels
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel.
To add a panel, swipe to the left, and then tap
.
To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of
the screen.
To set a panel as the main Home screen, tap
.
Using quick options
On the Home screen, tap and hold an app icon or folder to quickly access options.
Apps screen
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.
On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Apps screen. To view other panels, swipe to the
left or right.
The Apps screen may appear differently depending on the region or service provider.
Moving items
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
On the Apps screen, tap → Edit. Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
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Creating folders
Create folders and gather similar applications to quickly access and launch apps you want.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
1 On the Apps screen, tap → Edit.
2 Tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
3 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps.
A new folder containing the selected apps will be created.
4 Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name.
To change the folder colour, tap
.
To add more apps to the folder, tap ADD, tick the apps, and then tap ADD. You can also
add an app by dragging it to the folder on the Apps screen.
on the folder. Only the folder will be deleted. The folder’s apps will
To delete a folder, tap
be relocated to the Apps screen.
Rearranging items
You can rearrange items in alphabetical order on the Apps screen.
On the Apps screen, tap → Sort → Alphabetical order.
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Searching for items
You can search for apps on the Apps screen or from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
On the Apps screen, enter characters in the search field. The device will search for and display
the items containing the characters you entered.
Indicator icons
Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table
below are most common.
The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the
status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.
Icon
Meaning
No signal
/
Signal strength
/
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
/
Preferred SIM or USIM card for calls (dual SIM models)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
HSPA+ network connected
/
LTE network connected (LTE-enabled models)
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
Location services being used
Call in progress
Missed call
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
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Icon
Meaning
Mute mode activated
Vibration mode activated
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery charging
Battery power level
Lock screen
Pressing the Power key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and
automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period.
The screen is locked with Swipe, the default screen lock method.
Press the Power key or the Home key and swipe in any direction to unlock the screen.
To change the screen lock method, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and
security → Screen lock type, and then select a method.
When you set a pattern, PIN, password, or fingerprint for the screen lock method, you can
protect your personal information by preventing others from accessing your device. After
setting the screen lock method, the device will require an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
• Swipe: Swipe in any direction on the screen to unlock it.
• Pattern: Draw a pattern with four or more dots to unlock the screen.
• PIN: Enter a PIN with at least four numbers to unlock the screen.
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• Password: Enter a password with at least four characters, numbers, or symbols to unlock
the screen.
• None: Do not set a screen lock method.
• Fingerprints: Register your fingerprints to unlock the screen. Refer to Fingerprint
recognition for more information.
You can set your device to perform a factory data reset if you enter the unlock code
incorrectly several times in a row and reach the attempt limit. On the Apps screen,
tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Secure lock settings and tap the Auto
factory reset switch to activate it.
Notification panel
Using the 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.
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You can use the following functions on the notification panel.
► Single SIM models:
Launch Settings.
Quick setting buttons
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
Clear all notifications.
Block notifications from apps.
► Dual SIM models:
Launch Settings.
Quick setting buttons
SIM and USIM card feature
preferences. Tap to access the
SIM card manager.
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
Clear all notifications.
Block notifications from apps.
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Using quick setting buttons
Tap quick setting buttons to activate certain features. Swipe downwards on the notification
panel to view more buttons.
To change feature settings, tap the text under each button. To view more detailed settings,
tap and hold a button.
To rearrange buttons, tap → Reorder buttons, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to
another location.
Finder
Search for a variety of content with a keyword or search for nearby devices.
Searching for content or nearby devices
Open the notification panel, swipe downwards on the notification panel, and then tap Search
phone and scan for nearby devices.
Enter a keyword in the search field or tap
and say a keyword.
To get more refined results, tap Filter under the search field, and then select filter details.
To search for nearby devices, tap QUICK CONNECT. Refer to QUICK CONNECT for more
information.
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Setting search categories
You can set search categories to search for content in specific search fields.
Tap → Settings → Select search locations and select categories.
Entering text
Keyboard layout
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create notes, and
more.
Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap
it twice.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter symbols.
Break to the next line.
Switch to handwriting mode.
Enter a space.
Changing the input language
Tap and hold , tap → Languages and types → MANAGE INPUT LANGUAGES, and
then select the languages to use. When you select two or more languages, you can switch
between the input languages by swiping to the left or right on the space key.
Changing the keyboard layout
Tap and hold , tap → Languages and types, select a language, and then select a
keyboard layout to use.
On 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap the
corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears.
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Additional keyboard functions
Tap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of the
depending on the last function that was used.
icon
• : Enter text by voice.
Change the voice input settings.
Start or pause entering text by
voice.
• : Switch to handwriting mode.
Switch to the standard keyboard.
View information about editing
handwriting.
Change the keyboard settings.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• : Add an item from the clipboard.
• : Enter emoticons.
• : Change the keyboard for one-handed operation.
• : Change the keyboard settings.
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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 More → Dictionary on the options list.
If a dictionary is not preinstalled on the device, tap Move to Manage dictionaries →
next to a dictionary to download it.
3 View the definition in the dictionary pop-up window.
To switch to the full screen view, tap . Tap the definition on the screen to view more
definitions. In the detailed view, tap to add the word to your favourite words list or tap
Search Web to use the word as a search term.
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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 Home key and the Power key simultaneously.
• Swipe capture: Swipe your hand to the left or right across the screen.
• It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
• If capturing a screenshot by swiping is not activated, open the Apps screen, tap
Settings → Advanced features, and then tap the Palm swipe to capture switch to
activate it.
After capturing a screenshot, use the following options on the toolbar at the bottom of the
screen:
• Scroll capture: Capture content that continues across multiple screens, such as a
webpage. When you tap Scroll capture, the screen will automatically scroll down and
more content will be captured.
• Draw: Write or draw on the screenshot.
• Crop: Crop a portion from the screenshot. Only the cropped area will be saved in Gallery.
• Share: Share the screenshot with others.
If the options are not visible on the captured screen, open the Apps screen, tap
Settings → Advanced features, and then tap the Smart capture switch to activate it.
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Opening apps
On the Home screen or the Apps screen, select an app icon to open it.
To open an app from the list of recently used apps, tap
and select a recent app window.
Closing an app
Tap , and tap or drag a recent app window to the left or right to close it. To close all
running apps, tap CLOSE ALL.
S Pen features
Air command
To open the Air command panel, detach the S Pen from the slot or hover the S Pen over the
screen and press the S Pen button. You can also tap the Air command icon.
You can access useful features and frequently used apps.
When the screen is off or certain security features are activated, removing the S Pen
will not open the Air command panel.
Action memo
Smart select
Screen write
Air command icon
S Note
Translate
Add shortcuts
Air command settings
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• Action memo: Write memos quickly and link actions to them. You can make calls, send
messages, search the web, and more. Refer to Action memo for more information.
• Smart select: Collect content quickly. Refer to Smart select for more information.
• Screen write: Capture, edit, and write memos on screenshots, and then share them. Refer
to Screen write for more information.
• S Note: Launch S Note to create notes. Refer to S Note for more information.
• Translate: Hover the S Pen over a word to translate it. Refer to Translate for more
information.
• Add shortcuts: Add shortcuts to frequently used apps to the Air command panel. Refer
to Add shortcuts for more information.
• : Change the Air command settings.
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.
To move the icon, tap
and drag it to a new location.
To remove the icon, tap and hold
and drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.
Action memo
Open the Action memo pad and create memos to perform various actions using the written
or drawn information.
1 On the Air command panel, tap Action memo.
2 Write or draw a memo.
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3 Tap
→ Link to action.
The entire memo will be selected. If you want to use specific information from the
memo, tap the outside of the selected area to deselect the memo and draw around the
information to use it.
Open the action memos list.
Access additional options.
Write a memo or change the pen
colour.
Save the memo.
Delete the memo.
Erase the memo.
Available functions for the
selected memo information
Create a new memo.
Share the memo.
Adjust the size of the memo pad.
4 Select a feature.
The app related to the selected feature will launch.
Send a message.
Create a contact.
Search the web.
Make a call.
Send an email.
Create a task.
Search for a location.
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Viewing memos
On the Apps screen, tap S Note → CATEGORIES → Action memos. Select a memo to view
and edit it.
Minimising Action memos
Create a floating icon for the Action memo pad so that you can quickly write and edit memos
at any time.
While composing a memo, tap → Minimise. The memo will minimise to a pop-up icon.
However, the memo will not be saved until you tap SAVE on the memo pad screen.
To move the pop-up icon to another location, tap the icon and drag it to a new location.
To save the memo, tap the pop-up icon and tap SAVE. The memo will be saved in S Note and
the pop-up icon will disappear.
Adding Action memo widgets on the Home screen
After composing a memo, tap → Pin to home screen. The memo will automatically be
saved and an Action memo widget will be added to the Home screen. Tap the widget on the
Home screen to view or edit the memo.
To delete a memo widget from the Home screen, tap and hold a widget, and then drag it to
Remove at the top of the screen.
Editing a memo as an S Note file
While composing a memo, tap → Edit as S Note file to open S Note and edit the memo in
it. The same pen colour that you were using in Action memo will be applied in S Note.
Deleting memos
On the Apps screen, tap S Note → CATEGORIES → Action memos. Select a memo and tap
DELETE.
To delete multiple memos, open the memos list. Tap and hold a memo. Then, tick the memos
you want to delete and tap DELETE.
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Smart select
Use the S Pen to select an area and perform actions, such as sharing or saving.
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 Drag the S Pen across the content you want to select.
Reshape the selected area by selecting a shape icon on the toolbar, or tap Auto select to
automatically reshape the selected area.
3 Select an option to use with the selected area.
• Draw: Write or draw on the screen.
• Share: Share the selected area with others.
• Save: Save the selected area in Gallery.
Screen write
Capture screenshots to write or draw on them.
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 on the
screen.
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2 If you capture content that continues across multiple screens, such as a webpage, tap
Scroll capture to capture more content. Tap SCROLL CAPTURE repeatedly until screen
capture is complete, and then tap DONE.
3 Write a memo on the screenshot.
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.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps.
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Translate
Hover the S Pen over a word to translate it.
• To use this feature, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• This feature does not support some languages.
• This feature is available only on screens that allow you to perform a screen capture.
1 Open the Air command panel and tap Translate.
2 Select the languages on the translator panel at the top of the screen.
3 Hover the S Pen over the word you want to translate.
The translated word will appear above the original word. Tap
pronunciation.
To view more definitions, tap the translated word.
4 To close the translator, tap
on the translator panel.
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Add shortcuts
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.
To edit shortcuts, open the Air command panel and tap
→ Shortcuts.
Air view
Hover over an item on the screen with the S Pen to perform various functions.
Previewing information
Point at the screen to preview content or view information in a pop-up window.
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Using Action button
Hovering the S Pen over items in some apps, such as Gallery and Video, will display Action
button on the preview window. You can perform various actions directly from the preview
window using Action button.
Action button
If this feature is not activated, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → 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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Direct pen input
Fill in forms and write messages using your handwriting with the S Pen.
1 Hover the S Pen over a text field.
2 Tap to open the handwriting field.
3 Write with the S Pen.
If this feature is not activated, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced
features → S Pen → Direct pen input, and then tap the switch to activate it.
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Screen off memo
You can quickly create memos by writing on the screen without turning on it.
To activate this feature, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced features → S Pen,
and then tap the Screen off memo switch to activate it.
When the screen is off, detach the S Pen and write a memo. Tap SAVE or reinsert the S Pen
into the slot. Then, the memo will be saved in S Note.
To view memos, open the Apps screen and tap S Note → CATEGORIES → Action memos.
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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 to open the list of recently used apps.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards and tap on a recent app window.
The selected app will launch in the upper window.
3 In the lower window, swipe upwards or downwards to select another app to launch.
To launch apps not in the list of recently used apps, tap MORE APPS and select an app.
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Using additional options
Tap the bar between the app windows to access additional options.
Switch locations between
app windows.
Close the currently
selected 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.
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Sharing text or images between windows
Drag and drop text or copied images from one window to another. Tap and hold an item in
the selected window and drag it to a location in another window.
Some apps may not support this feature.
Minimising the split screen view
Press the Home key to minimise the split screen view. The icon will appear on the status
bar. The app in the lower window will close and the app in the upper window will remain
active in the minimised split screen view.
To close the minimised split screen view, open the notification panel and tap the
the Multi window notification.
icon on
Maximising a window
Tap an app window and drag the bar between the app windows to the top or bottom edge of
the screen.
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Pop-up view
1 Tap to open the list of recently used apps.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards, tap and hold an app window, and then drag it to Open in
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.
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 use apps provided by Samsung, without
signing in to your account.
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, open the Apps screen
and tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Samsung account → Help.
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Registering your Samsung account
Registering a new Samsung account
If you do not have a Samsung account, you should create one.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account → CREATE ACCOUNT.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete creating your account.
Registering an existing Samsung account
If you already have a Samsung account, register it to the device.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account → SIGN IN.
3 Enter your email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
If you forget your account information, tap Forgotten your ID or password? You can find
your account information when you enter the required information and security code
displayed that is on the screen.
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 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts.
2 Tap Samsung account and tap the account to remove.
3 Tap → Settings → Remove account → REMOVE ACCOUNT → OK.
4 Enter your Samsung account password and then tap REMOVE ACCOUNT.
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Transferring data from your previous device
You can transfer contacts, images, and other data from a previous device to your device via
Smart Switch or Samsung Cloud.
• This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers.
• Limitations apply. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung
takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to
transfer.
Transferring data via Smart Switch
Transfer data between mobile devices via Smart Switch. You can download the app from
Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
Transferring data wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct
Transfer data from your previous device to your device wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct.
1 On both devices, download and install Smart Switch from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
2 Place the devices near each other.
3 Launch Smart Switch on both devices.
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4 On the previous device, tap WIRELESS → SEND → CONNECT.
5 On your device, tap WIRELESS → RECEIVE and select the previous device type.
6 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your previous device.
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 USB cable.
4 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device.
Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer.
5 Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
6 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your device.
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Transferring data via Samsung Cloud
Back up data from your previous device to Samsung Cloud and restore the data to your
device. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud. Refer
to Samsung account for more information.
1 On the previous device, back up the data to your Samsung account.
2 On your device, tap Apps → Settings → Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud →
Restore.
3 Tap and select the previous device from the devices list.
4 Tick the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW.
Device and data management
Connecting the device to a computer for data transfer
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files.
Doing so may cause data loss or device damage.
The devices may not connect properly if they are connected via a USB hub. Directly
connect the device to the computer’s USB port.
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open the notification panel, and then tap Transferring media files via USB →
Transferring media files.
If the computer cannot recognise your device, tap Transferring images.
3 Tap ALLOW to permit the computer to access your device’s data.
When the computer recognises your device, the device will appear in My PC.
4 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
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Updating the device
The device can be updated to the latest software.
Updating over the air
The device can be directly updated to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air (FOTA)
service.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Software update → Download updates manually.
When you tap the Download updates automatically switch to activate it, updates
will be downloaded when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Updating with Smart Switch
Connect the device to a computer and update the device to the latest software.
1 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download and install Smart
Switch.
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
3 Connect the device to the computer using a USB cable.
4 If a software update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to update the device.
• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
updating.
• While updating the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process. Before updating, disconnect all
other media devices from the computer.
Backing up and restoring data
Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up
your sensitive information and access it later. You must sign in to your Google or Samsung
account to back up or restore data. Refer to Samsung account and Accounts for more
information.
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Using a Samsung account
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Backup and restore → Backup
settings for the Samsung account, tap the switches next to the items you want to back up to
activate them, and then tap BACK UP NOW.
Data will be backed up to Samsung Cloud. Refer to Samsung Cloud for more information.
To set the device to automatically back up data, tap the Auto back up switch to activate it.
To restore backup data from Samsung Cloud using a Samsung account, tap Restore. Select a
device and the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW. The selected data will
be restored to your device.
Using a Google account
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Backup and restore and tap the
Back up my data switch for the Google account to activate it. Tap Backup account and select
an account as the backup account.
To restore data using a Google account, tap the Automatic restore switch to activate it. When
you reinstall apps, backed up settings and data will be restored.
Performing a data reset
Delete all settings and data on the device. Before performing a factory data reset, ensure you
back up all important data stored on the device. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for
more information.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General management → Reset → Factory data reset
→ RESET DEVICE → DELETE ALL. The device automatically restarts.
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QUICK CONNECT
Introduction
Quickly search for and connect with nearby devices, such as Bluetooth headsets or TVs, using
the Quick connect feature.
• If the device you want to connect does not support the Quick connect feature,
activate its Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth feature before launching QUICK CONNECT on
your device.
• Connection methods may vary depending on the type of connected devices or the
shared content.
Connecting to other devices
1 Open the notification panel, swipe downwards on the notification panel, and then tap
Search phone and scan for nearby devices.
2 Tap QUICK CONNECT.
The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features will be activated and the device will automatically
search for nearby devices.
3 Select a device from the list and connect to it by following the on-screen instructions.
The next steps may vary depending on the connected device.
Connecting to a TV
Connect your device and a TV to view the device’s content on the larger screen. You may be
able to use more features depending on the connected TV.
1 Turn on the TV and place your device close to the TV.
2 Open the notification panel, swipe downwards on the notification panel, and then tap
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3 Tap QUICK CONNECT.
4 Select the TV.
The list of features you can use with the TV appears.
5 Select a feature and follow the on-screen instructions to use the feature.
Available features may vary depending on the TV.
• View device on TV (Smart View): View your device’s content on the TV screen. You
may need to activate the Screen Mirroring feature on the TV depending on the
TV you want to connect. If the TV does not support the Screen Mirroring feature,
use compatible accessories to enable the feature. Compatible accessories include
HomeSync and an AllShare Cast dongle.
• View TV on device: Watch TV on your device’s screen. You can continue watching TV
within the allowed connection range.
• Register TV / Deregister TV: Register the TV to your device to use additional features.
• Some files may be buffered during playback, depending on the connection.
• If the TV does not support High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), you
cannot view Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected content on the TV.
Streaming content on the registered TV
If you register a TV to your device, you can more easily connect to the TV while playing
content.
When your device recognises the registered TV while you are watching content, the
icon
will appear on the device. Tap the icon to stream the content from your device to your TV.
• This feature is supported only by the device’s default gallery app.
• When the registered TV is connected to an electric socket, you can use this feature
even if the TV screen is turned off.
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Sharing features
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 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap Share and select a sharing method, such as Bluetooth and email.
You can also use the following options:
• Link Sharing: Upload content to the Samsung storage server and share the link and
the access code with others, even if they are not saved in your contacts list. To use this
feature, your phone number must be verified.
• Transfer files to device: Share content with nearby devices via Wi-Fi Direct or
Bluetooth. The visibility settings must be activated on the devices.
• View content on TV (Smart View): View your device’s displayed content on a larger
screen via a wireless connection.
When 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, open the
Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced features, and then tap the Direct share
switch to activate it.
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4 Follow the on-screen instructions to share the image with others.
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.
Emergency mode
You can switch the device to emergency mode to reduce battery consumption. Some apps
and functions will be restricted. In emergency mode, you can make an emergency call, send
your current location information to others, sound an emergency alarm, and more.
Press and hold the Power key, and then tap Emergency mode.
Access additional options.
Turn on the flash.
Sound alarms.
Send your current location
information in a message.
Make a call.
Browse the Internet.
Add more apps to use.
Remaining battery power and
usage time left
Make an emergency call.
The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs
out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating
conditions.
Deactivating emergency mode
To deactivate emergency mode, tap → Disable Emergency mode. Alternatively, press and
hold the Power key, and then tap Emergency mode.
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Applications
Installing or uninstalling apps
Galaxy Apps
Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung
Galaxy devices.
Tap Galaxy Apps on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap 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.
Tap Play Store on the Apps screen.
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
Applications
Managing apps
Uninstalling or disabling apps
On the Apps screen, tap → Edit. The
icon appears on the apps that you can disable
or uninstall. Select an app and tap DISABLE or OK. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap
Settings → Apps, select an app, and then tap DISABLE or UNINSTALL.
• DISABLE: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the device.
• UNINSTALL: Uninstall downloaded apps.
Enabling apps
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Apps →
ENABLE.
→ Disabled, select an app, and then tap
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, open the Apps screen and tap Settings → 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, open the Apps screen,
tap Settings → Apps → → App permissions. Select an item and tap the switches next to
apps to grant permissions.
If you do not grant permissions to apps, the basic features of the apps may not
function properly.
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Phone
Introduction
Make or answer voice and video calls.
Making calls
1 Tap Phone on the Apps screen.
2 Enter a phone number.
If the keypad does not appear on the screen, tap
3 ► Single SIM models: Tap
to open the keypad.
to make a voice call, or tap
to make a video call.
Access additional options.
Add the number to the contacts
list.
Preview the phone number.
Delete a preceding character.
Hide the keypad.
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► Dual SIM models: Tap
or
to make a voice call, or tap
to make a video call.
Access additional options.
Add the number to the contacts
list.
Preview the phone number.
Delete a preceding character.
Hide the keypad.
Using speed dial
Set speed dial numbers to quickly make calls.
To set a number to speed dial, tap → Speed dial, select a speed dial number, and then add a
phone number.
To make a call, tap and hold a speed dial number on the keypad. For speed dial numbers 10
and up, tap the first digit(s) of the number, and then tap and hold the last digit.
For example, if you set the number 123 as a speed dial number, tap 1, tap 2, and then tap and
hold 3.
Making calls from the locked screen
On the locked screen, drag
outside the large circle.
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.
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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 ► Single SIM models: Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then
tap
.
► Dual SIM models: Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then
or
.
tap
Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
Rejecting a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the rejection message bar upwards.
To create various rejection messages, open the Apps screen, tap Phone → → 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, on the Apps screen, tap Phone → RECENTS to view
missed calls.
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Blocking phone numbers
Block calls from specific numbers added to your block list.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Phone → → Settings → Block numbers.
2 Tap , tick 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.
Options during calls
During a voice call
The following actions are available:
• : Access additional options.
• Add call: Dial a second call.
• Extra volume: Increase the volume.
• Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone. When using the speakerphone, speak
into the microphone at the top of the device and keep the device away from your ears.
• Keypad / Hide: Open or close the keypad.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• : End the current call.
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During a video call
Tap the screen to use the following options:
• : Access additional options.
• Camera: Turn off the camera so that the other party cannot see you.
• Switch: Switch between the front and rear cameras.
• : End the current call.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone. When using the speakerphone, speak
into the microphone at the bottom of the device and keep the device away from your
ears.
Contacts
Introduction
Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device.
Adding contacts
Creating a new contact
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap and select a storage location.
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3 Enter contact information.
Select a storage location.
Add an image.
Enter contact information.
Open more information fields.
Scan contact information from a
business card.
Depending on the selected storage location, the types of information you can save
may vary.
4 Tap SAVE.
Adding a phone number to Contacts from the keypad
1 Tap Phone on the Apps screen.
2 Enter the number and tap ADD TO CONTACTS.
If the keypad does not appear on the screen, tap
to open the keypad.
3 Tap Create contact to create a new contact, or tap Update existing to add the number to
an existing contact.
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Adding a phone number to Contacts from the calls list
1 On the Apps screen, tap Phone → RECENTS.
2 Tap a caller’s image, or tap a phone number → Details.
3 Tap CREATE CONTACT to create a new contact, or tap UPDATE EXISTING to add the
number to an existing contact.
Importing contacts
Add contacts by importing them from other storages to your device.
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Settings → Import/Export contacts → IMPORT.
3 Select a storage location to save contacts to.
4 Tick VCF files or contacts to import and tap DONE.
Synching contacts with your web accounts
Sync your device contacts with online contacts saved in your web accounts, such as your
Samsung account.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts, select an account
name, select the account to sync with, and then tap Contacts (Samsung account) or Sync
Contacts.
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Searching for contacts
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Drag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it
quickly.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Tap the contact’s image, or tap the contact’s name → Details. Then take one of the following
actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• /
: Make a voice or video call.
• : Compose a message.
• : Compose an email.
Sharing profile
Share your profile information, such as your photo and status message, with others using the
profile sharing feature.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This feature is only available for contacts who have activated the profile sharing
feature on their device.
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → your profile → Profile sharing, and then tap the switch
to activate it. To use this feature, your phone number must be verified. You can view your
contacts’ updated profile information in Contacts.
To set additional items to share, tap Shared profile info and select items.
To set a contact group to share your profile with, tap Share with and select an option.
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Sharing contacts
You can share contacts with others by using various sharing options.
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Share.
3 Tick contacts and tap SHARE.
4 Select a sharing method.
Merging duplicate contacts
When you import contacts from other storages, or sync or move contacts to other accounts,
your contacts list may include duplicate contacts. Merge duplicate contacts into one to
streamline your contacts list.
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Settings → Merge duplicate contacts.
3 Tick contacts and tap MERGE.
Deleting contacts
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Delete.
3 Tick contacts and tap DELETE.
To delete contacts one by one, open the contacts list and tap a contact’s image or tap a
contact’s name → Details. Then tap → Delete.
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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 Tap Messages on the Apps screen.
2 Tap .
3 Add recipients and tap COMPOSE.
4 Enter a message.
► Single SIM models:
Access additional options.
Edit recipients.
Add recipients from the contacts
list.
Enter emoticons.
Enter a message.
Send the message.
Attach files.
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► Dual SIM models:
Access additional options.
Edit recipients.
Add recipients from the contacts
list.
Enter emoticons.
Enter a message.
Select a SIM or USIM card.
Attach files.
5 ► Single SIM models: Tap SEND to send the message.
► Dual SIM models: Tap
or
to send the message.
Viewing messages
Messages are grouped into message threads by contact.
You may incur additional charges for receiving messages when you are roaming.
1 Tap Messages on the Apps screen.
2 On the messages list, select a contact.
3 View your conversation.
► Single SIM models: To reply to the message, enter a message and tap SEND.
► Dual SIM models: To reply to the message, enter a message and tap
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Blocking unwanted messages
Block messages from specific numbers added to your block list.
1 Tap Messages on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Settings → Block messages → Block numbers.
3 Tap INBOX or CONTACTS, select a contact, and then tap
.
To manually enter a number, tap Enter number, and then enter a phone number.
Setting the message notification
You can change notification sound, display options, and more.
1 Tap Messages on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Settings → Notifications, and then tap the switch to activate it.
3 Change the notification settings.
• Notification sound: Change the notification sound.
• Vibrate when sound plays: Set the device to vibrate when you receive messages.
• Pop-up display: Set the device to display messages in pop-up windows.
• Preview message: Set the device to display message content on the locked screen
and in pop-up windows.
Setting a message reminder
You can set an alert at an interval to let you know that you have unchecked notifications.
If this feature is not activated, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → 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 On the Apps screen, tap Internet.
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.
Access additional options.
Bookmark the current webpage.
Refresh the current webpage.
Open the homepage.
View your bookmarks, saved
webpages, and recent browsing
history.
Move between pages.
Open the browser's tab
manager.
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Using secret mode
In secret mode, you can separately manage open tabs, bookmarks, and saved pages. You can
lock secret mode using a password and your fingerprint.
Activating secret mode
In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap Tabs → TURN ON SECRET MODE. If you are
using this feature for the first time, set whether to use a password for secret mode.
In secret mode, you cannot use some features, such as screen capture.
In secret mode, the device will change the colour of the toolbars.
Changing security settings
You can change your password or the lock method.
Tap → Settings → Privacy → Secret mode security → Change password. To set your
registered fingerprint as the lock method along with the password, tap the Fingerprints
switch to activate it. Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information about using your
fingerprints.
Deactivating secret mode
In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap Tabs → TURN OFF SECRET MODE.
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Email
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Email.
2 Enter the email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
To manually register an email account, tap MANUAL SETUP.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→
→ Add account.
If you have more than one email account, you can set one as the default account. Tap
→ → Set default account.
→
Sending emails
1 Tap to compose an email.
2 Add recipients and enter an email text.
3 Tap SEND to send the mail.
Reading emails
When Email is open, the device will automatically retrieve new emails. To manually retrieve
emails, swipe downwards on the screen.
Tap an email on the screen to read it.
If email syncing is disabled, new emails cannot be retrieved. To enable email syncing,
tap → → your account name, and then tap the Sync account switch to activate
it.
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Camera
Introduction
Take photos and record videos using various modes and settings.
Camera etiquette
• Do not take photos or record videos of other people without their permission.
• Do not take photos or record videos where legally prohibited.
• Do not take photos or record videos in places where you may violate other people’s
privacy.
Launching Camera
Use the following methods to launch Camera:
• Tap Camera on the Apps screen.
• Press the Home key twice quickly.
• On the locked screen, drag
outside the large circle.
• Some methods may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Some camera features are not available when you launch Camera from the locked
screen or when the screen is turned off while the security features are activated.
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Using swipe gestures
Quickly control the preview screen by swiping in different directions. You can change the
shooting mode, switch between cameras, or apply filter effects.
Front camera preview
Shooting modes
Rear camera preview
Filter effects
Switching cameras
On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards to switch between cameras.
Viewing shooting modes
On the preview screen, swipe from the left to the right to open the shooting modes list.
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Viewing filter effects
On the preview screen, swipe from the right to the left to open the filter effects list. You can
apply a unique feel to your photos or videos.
This feature is only available in some shooting modes.
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. To take a series of photos, tap and
hold
.
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
• 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 focus on
the centre of the screen, tap .
Current mode
Make faces appear
brighter and clearer.
Camera settings
Preview thumbnail
Quick settings
Take a photo.
Record a video.
Switch between the
front and rear
cameras.
Filter effects
Shooting modes
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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 clean. 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 and does not indicate device performance problems.
• The maximum recording time may reduce when you record video at high
resolution.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Use HDR mode to capture photos and videos with rich colours and reproduce details even in
bright and dark areas.
1 On the preview screen, tap
repeatedly until you reach the desired option.
• : The device automatically activates HDR mode depending on the shooting
conditions.
• : HDR mode is activated.
• : HDR mode is deactivated.
2 Tap
to take a photo or tap
to record a video.
Without effect
With effect
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Locking the focus (AF) and exposure (AE)
You can lock the focus or exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from
automatically adjusting based on changes to the subjects or light sources.
Tap and hold the area to focus, the AF/AE frame will appear on the area and the focus and
exposure setting will be locked. The setting remains locked even after you take a photo.
This feature is only available in some shooting modes.
Customising shooting modes
On the preview screen, swipe to the right to open the shooting modes list and select a mode.
To view the description of each mode, tap → Info.
To rearrange modes, tap → Edit, tap and hold a mode icon, and then drag it to a new
location.
To add mode shortcuts to the Home screen, tap → Add shortcut on home 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.
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Pro mode
Take photos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as exposure value and
ISO value.
On the shooting modes list, tap Pro. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap
to take a photo.
• : Change the focus mode. Drag the adjustment bar towards or
to manually
adjust the focus. To switch to auto focus mode, drag the adjustment bar towards Auto.
• : Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range. You
and drag your finger on the colour temperature
can set the colour temperature. Tap
bar.
• : Select a colour tone. To create your own colour tone, tap Tone 1 or Tone 2.
• : Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the camera’s sensor
receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
If the shutter speed is set manually, you cannot change the exposure value. The
exposure value will change and be displayed based on the shutter speed setting.
• : Adjust the shutter speed. A slow shutter speed allows more light in, so the photo
becomes brighter. This is ideal for photos of scenery or pictures taken at night. A fast
shutter speed allows less light in. This is ideal for taking photos of fast-moving subjects.
• : Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for
stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects.
However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos.
If the shutter speed is set manually, you cannot set the ISO setting to Auto.
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Separating the focus area and the exposure area
You can lock the focus and the exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from
automatically based on changes to the subjects or light sources. In pro mode, you can
separate the exposure and focus and set them to different points.
This feature is only available when you set the shutter speed and the focus to Auto in
pro mode.
1 On the preview screen, tap and hold the area to focus.
The AF/AE frame will appear on the focus area.
2 Drag the AF/AE frame to the exposure area.
The exposure area will be separated from the focus area.
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Panorama
Take a series of photos horizontally or vertically 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.
4 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.
Selective focus
Use the out-of-focus effect to make specific objects stand out in a photo.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Selective focus.
2 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
3 Tap to take a photo.
4 Tap the preview thumbnail.
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5 Tap
and select one of the following:
• Near focus: Make the subject stand out and blur the background around the subject.
• Far focus: Blur the subject and make the background stand out around the subject.
• Pan focus: Make the subject and its background stand out.
6 Tap SAVE.
• It is recommended that you position subjects within 50 cm of the device. Position
the subject that you want to focus on close to the device.
• When taking photos, ensure there is sufficient distance between the subject
and the background. The distance should be more than three times the distance
between the device and the subject.
• Hold the device steady and remain still while taking a photo.
• The quality of photos taken by the device can be affected in the following
conditions:
– – The device or the subject is moving.
– – There is strong background light, low levels of light, or you are taking photos
indoors.
– – The subject or background has no pattern, or consists of a plain colour.
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Slow motion
Record a video for viewing it in slow motion. You can specify sections of your videos to be
played in slow motion.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Slow motion.
2 Tap to start recording.
3 When you are finished recording, tap to stop.
4 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.
5 Tap .
The video will start playing with a randomly set slow motion section. If a video contains
lots of movement, one or two slow motion sections will be created based on the biggest
movements.
Editing slow motion sections
1 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.
2 Tap .
3 Tap the screen and tap to pause playback.
4 Drag the start bracket and the end bracket to the desired points to set the duration of the
video to be played.
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5 Drag
to select the area of the video to be played in slow motion.
To set a slow motion section more precisely, tap and hold , and then drag your finger
to the left or right to move through the section frame by frame.
End bracket
Start bracket
Slow motion sections
6 Tap the slow motion section and use the following options:
• Split: Divide the section into two parts.
• Delete: Delete one of the divided sections.
• Speed: Change the playback speed of the selected section.
7 Tap to preview the video.
8 Tap SAVE to save the video as a new file.
Fast motion
Record a video for viewing it in fast motion. You can specify sections of your videos to be
played in fast motion.
The focal length may become shorter when using this mode.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Fast motion.
2 Tap to start recording.
3 When you are finished recording, tap to stop.
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4 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.
5 Tap .
The video will start playing with a randomly set fast motion section.
Editing fast motion sections
1 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.
2 Tap .
The video will start playing with a randomly set fast motion section.
3 Tap to pause playback.
4 Drag the start bracket and the end bracket to the desired points to set the duration of the
video to be played.
5 Drag
to select the area of the video to be played in fast motion.
To set a fast motion section more precisely, tap and hold , and then drag your finger to
the left or right to move through the section frame by frame.
Start bracket
End bracket
Fast motion section
6 Tap the fast motion section and use the following options:
• Split: Divide the section into two parts.
• Delete: Delete one of the divided section.
• Speed: Change the playback speed of the selected section.
7 Tap to preview the video.
8 Tap SAVE to save the video.
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Virtual shot
Take a series of photos while circling a subject to create a view of the subject from multi
angles. You can view the subject from different angles by dragging your finger left or right on
the photo.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Virtual shot.
2 Place a subject in the centre of the preview screen and tap .
3 Move the device around the subject slowly in one direction to take more photos.
When the arrow becomes completely yellow or when you stop circling the subject, the
device will automatically stop taking photos.
Viewing virtual shot photos
1 On the preview screen, tap the preview thumbnail.
2 Tap .
3 Drag your finger left or right on the screen, or slowly swivel the device left or right to view
the subject from different angles.
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Video collage
Record videos to create a unique video collage. You can edit the videos and share them with
others.
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Video collage.
2 Tap and select a collage type under the screen ratio you want to use.
To record a video to view it in a slow motion video collage, select a collage type under
Slow motion collage.
You can also select a recording time for videos. Tap
3 Tap
to start recording.
After you record a video, an editing screen appears.
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4 Edit the video using the available options.
• Audio: Adjust the recorded sound or insert background music.
• Slow parts: Select sections of the video in each frame to be played in slow motion.
This option appears when you select the Slow motion video option.
• End tags: Display the recording date and time on the video.
5 When you are finished editing, tap SAVE to save the video.
To share the video with friends, tap SHARE.
Live Broadcast
Record and share live videos of your special moments. Invite your family and friends to watch
your live broadcast. For more information about the YouTube broadcast feature, refer to
YouTube’s help menu.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• You may incur additional charges for broadcasting via the mobile network.
Before you start
• You must sign into your Google account to use this feature.
• To automatically save your broadcast on your device when it ends, open the preview
screen, tap Settings, and then tap the Auto save switch to activate it. You can view your
videos in Gallery.
• You can set the device to share your broadcast link via social network services while
broadcasting. On the preview screen, tap Settings → SNS settings and tap the switch
next to social network services you want to use.
Starting your broadcast
1 On the shooting modes list, tap Live Broadcast.
2 Read the terms and conditions, and then tap CONFIRM.
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3 To change your channel’s name, tap the default name and enter a new name.
4 To set your broadcast as public or private, tap Settings → Privacy.
5 Tap Invite, and select contacts or manually enter phone numbers.
When the broadcast starts, the video link will be sent to the selected contacts via
message. The invited contacts can watch the broadcast by tapping the link.
6 Tap
to start broadcasting.
To invite more people during your broadcast, tap Share and select a sharing method.
While inviting people, your broadcast will be paused. To start recording again, tap
RESUME.
7 Tap
to end your broadcast.
The broadcast will be automatically uploaded to YouTube. To share the link with others,
tap SHARE LINK.
You can create a shortcut to this feature on the Home screen by tapping Settings → Add
shortcut on home screen.
Watching a live broadcast
Invited contacts can watch the broadcast by tapping the video link they received. For public
broadcasts, viewers can search for your channel name on YouTube.
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Selfie
Take self-portraits with the front camera. You can preview various beauty effects on the
screen.
1 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
to switch to the front
camera for self-portraits.
2 On the shooting modes list, tap Selfie.
3 Face the front camera lens.
4 When the device detects your face, tap the sensor on the back of the device to take a
photo of yourself.
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
pictures, and then tap the switches to activate them.
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Applying beauty effects
You can apply the spotlight effect or modify facial features, such as your skin tone or face
shape, before taking self-portraits.
This feature is available only in Selfie mode.
1 On the preview screen, tap .
2 Select the options below to apply beauty effects to your face on the preview screen and
take a photo of yourself.
• Skin Tone: Make your skin appear brighter and clearer.
• Spotlight: Adjust the brightness and location of the spotlight. To set the location of
the spot to highlight or to adjust the brightness, drag the adjustment bar towards the
desired level.
• Slim Face: Adjust the face shape and make your face appear slimmer.
• Large Eyes: Make your eyes appear bigger.
• Shape correction: When your face is at the edges of the preview screen, it will appear
distorted. Enable this option to correct your face shape. After shape correction, the
background may appear slightly distorted.
Wide selfie
Take a wide self-portrait and include as many people in the photo as possible to avoid leaving
people out.
1 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
camera for self-portraits.
2 On the shooting modes list, tap Wide selfie.
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3 Face the front camera lens.
4 When the device detects your face, tap the sensor on the back of the device to take a
photo of yourself.
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
pictures, and then tap the switches to activate them.
→ Ways to take
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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Downloading modes
Download more shooting modes from Galaxy Apps.
On the shooting modes list, tap DOWNLOAD.
Some downloaded shooting modes do not have access to every feature.
Camera settings
Quick settings
On the preview screen, use the following quick settings.
The available options may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• : Use this to take photos with rich colours and reproduce details, even in bright and
dark areas.
• : 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
calculate the exposure of the shot. Matrix averages the entire scene.
• : Select a video recording time.
• : Change the video collage type or screen ratio. You can also record video collages
featuring the slow motion effect.
• : Activate or deactivate the flash.
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Camera settings
On the preview screen, tap
.
The available options may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
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.
Tap the Save RAW and JPEG files switch to set the device to save photos as
uncompressed RAW files (DNG file format) in pro mode. RAW files retain all of a photo’s
data for the best image quality, but they will take up more memory. To view RAW files, an
image viewer app is required.
• When using this feature, each photo is saved in two formats, DNG and JPG. Burst
shot photos are only saved as JPG files.
• You can view JPG files in Gallery. DNG files can be viewed or deleted in the DCIM
→ Camera folder.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Tracking AF: Set the device to track and automatically focus on a selected subject. When
you select a subject, the device will focus on the subject even if the subject is moving or
you change the camera’s position.
• When this feature is activated, you cannot use the Video stabilisation feature.
• Tracking a subject may fail in the following conditions:
– – The subject is too big or too small.
– – The subject moves excessively.
– – The subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place.
– – Colours or patterns on the subject and the background are the same.
– – The subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds.
– – The camera shakes excessively.
– – The video resolution is high.
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FRONT CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Save pictures as previewed: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original
scene, when taking photos with the front camera.
• Ways to take pictures: Select shooting options to use.
COMMON
• Timer: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
• Video stabilisation: Activate anti-shake to reduce or eliminate blurry image resulting
from camera shake while recording a video.
• Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such
as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting.
• Review pictures: Set the device to show photos after capturing them.
• Quick launch: Set the device to launch the camera by pressing the Home key twice
quickly.
• Voice control: Set the device to take photos or record videos with voice commands.
You can say “Smile”, “Cheese”, “Capture”, or “Shoot” to take a photo. To record a video, say
“Record video.”
• Volume key function: Set the device to use the Volume key to control the shutter.
• Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
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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.
Viewing images and videos
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → PICTURES.
2 Select an image.
Video files show the
icon on the preview thumbnail.
Access additional options.
Add the image to favourites.
Share the image with others.
Modify the image.
Automatically adjust the image.
Delete the image.
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To hide or show the menus, tap the screen.
You can create a GIF animation or collage from multiple images. Tap → Animate or
Collage, and then select images. You can select up to six images for your collage.
Searching for images
On the Gallery screen, tap
documents, and more.
to view images sorted by category, such as location, people,
To search for images by entering keywords, tap the search field.
Viewing albums
You can sort the images and videos saved in your device by folder or album. The animations
or collages you have created will also be sorted in your folders on the albums list.
On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → ALBUMS and select an album.
Viewing stories
When you capture or save images and videos, the device will read their date and location
tags, sort the images and videos, and then create stories. To create stories automatically, you
must capture or save multiple images and videos.
Creating stories
Create stories with various themes.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → 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 ITEMS.
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.
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Sharing stories
You can share stories with your contacts.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → STORIES.
2 Select a story to share.
3 Tap INVITE, tick contacts, and then tap DONE.
When your contacts accept the share request, the story will be shared and more images
and videos can be added to the story by your contacts.
• To use this feature, your phone number must be verified.
• You may incur additional charges when sharing files via the mobile network.
• If the recipients have not verified their phone numbers or if their devices do not
support the feature, a link to the files will be sent to them via text message. Link
recipients may not be able to use some features. The link will expire after a certain
period.
Deleting stories
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → STORIES.
2 Tap and hold a story to delete, and tap DELETE.
Syncing images and videos with Samsung Cloud
You can sync images and videos saved in Gallery with Samsung Cloud and access them from
other devices. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud.
Refer to Samsung account for more information.
On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → → Settings and tap the Cloud sync switch to activate it.
Images and videos captured on the device will be automatically saved to Samsung Cloud.
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Deleting images or videos
Deleting an image or a video
Select an image or a video and tap Delete at the bottom of the screen.
Deleting multiple images and videos
1 On the Gallery screen, tap and hold an image or a video to delete.
2 Tick the images or videos to delete.
3 Tap DELETE.
Sharing images or videos
Select an image or a video, tap Share at the bottom of the screen, and then select a sharing
method.
Samsung Gear
Samsung Gear is an app that allows you to manage your Gear wearable device. When you
connect your device to the Gear, you can customise the Gear’s settings and apps.
On the Apps screen, tap Tools → Samsung Gear.
Tap CONNECT TO GEAR to connect your device to the Gear. Follow the on-screen instructions
to finish the setup. Refer to the Gear’s user manual for more information about how to
connect and use the Gear with your device.
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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.
Add games.
Turn on or off the Game Tools
icon.
Reduce the battery usage for
playing games.
Open games with or without
sound.
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Using Game Launcher
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced features → Games and tap the Game
Launcher switch to activate it.
Game Launcher will be added to the Home screen and the Apps screen.
When you deactivate the feature, Game Launcher will be removed from the Home
screen and the Apps screen.
2 On the Apps screen, tap Game Launcher.
3 Tap a game from the games list.
Games downloaded from Play Store and Galaxy Apps will be automatically shown
on the game launcher screen. If you cannot see your games, tap Add apps.
Removing a game from Game Launcher
Tap and hold a game and tap Remove.
Activating game power saving mode
When you activate game power saving mode, the device will lower games’ resolution and
frame rate to reduce battery consumption.
On the Apps screen, tap Game Launcher → Save power off. Select one of the following
options:
• Off: Power saving mode is not used.
• Save power: Decrease battery power consumption by lowering the resolution.
• Save maximum power: Dramatically decrease the battery power consumption by
lowering the resolution and frame rate.
Battery power efficiency may vary by game.
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Using Game Tools
You can set the Game Tools icon to be displayed as a floating icon on game screens.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced features → Games and tap the Game Tools
switch to activate it.
While playing a game, tap
To move the icon, tap
to display the game tools.
and drag it to a new location.
To hide the icon from the current game screen, tap and hold
of the screen.
and drag it to Hide at the top
To show the icon on the game screen again, open the notification panel and tap the Game
Tools notification.
Mute notification sounds and
display only notifications for
incoming calls and emergency
alerts.
Lock the Recents and Back keys.
Lock the game screen during
games.
Game Tools icon
Capture screenshots.
Record your game session.
Access the Game Tools settings.
Blocking notifications during games
→
Tap
to mute notification sounds and display only notifications for incoming calls
and emergency alerts, so that you can enjoy your games without being disturbed. If you
receive an incoming call, a small notification will appear at the top of the screen.
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S Note
Introduction
Create custom notes by recording your thoughts and ideas. You can insert multimedia files
and create Photo notes.
This app may appear in the Tools folder depending on the region or service provider.
Using the S Note widget
You can launch some S Note features directly from the S Note widget.
On the Home screen, tap an icon in the S Note widget.
The S Note widget may not be displayed on the Home screen by default depending
on the region or service provider. If the S Note widget is not displayed, you can add it
to the Home screen to use it.
Launch S Note.
Create a note in
handwriting mode.
Take a photo and open it
with S Note.
Create a note in text
mode.
Creating notes
1 On the Apps screen, tap S Note → ALL.
Alternatively, on the Home screen, tap
in the S Note widget.
You can also launch S Note with the S Pen. Open the Air command panel and tap the S
Note shortcut.
2 Tap
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3 Compose a note.
Tap Pen to write or draw on the screen, or tap Text to enter text using the keyboard.
Handwriting mode
More options
Eraser mode
Save
Text mode
Undo/Redo
Load saved pen profiles.
Add page
Changing the pen settings
When writing or drawing on the screen, tap Pen once more to change the pen type, line
thickness, or pen colour.
Change the pen type.
Change the line thickness.
Change the pen colour.
Select a new colour using the
colour picker.
Fountain pen
Calligraphy pen
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Using the line eraser
1 Tap Eraser.
2 Tap an area to erase.
The whole line on the area will be erased. The line eraser can erase your S Note line by
line.
• To only erase the area you touch with the S Pen, tap Eraser once more and tap Erase
touched area. You can adjust the size of the eraser by dragging the size adjustment
bar.
• To clear the note, tap ERASE ALL.
Even with a smaller eraser, you may still not be able to precisely erase the intended
part.
Editing handwritten notes
Edit handwritten notes using various editing options, such as cutting, moving, resizing, or
transforming.
1 When there is handwriting or a drawing on the note, tap
2 Tap or draw a line around the input to select.
→ Selection mode.
To move the input to another location, select the input, and then drag it to a new
location.
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To change the size of the selection, tap the input and drag a corner of the frame that
appears.
3 Edit the input using the available options.
• Group: Group the selected input.
• Layout: Arrange the layers.
• 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.
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Creating Photo notes
Create notes by taking photos of content from various sources, such as handwritten text or
drawings.
1 On the Apps screen, tap S Note → ALL.
Alternatively, on the Home screen, tap
on the S Note widget.
You can also launch S Note with the S Pen. Open the Air command panel and tap the S
Note shortcut.
2 Tap → → Insert → OTHERS → Photo note.
3 Fit the edges of a subject inside the preview screen.
Turn the flash on or off.
Hide or show the option icons.
Show or hide viewfinder guides.
Detected subject
Take a photo.
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4 When a blue border appears around the subject, tap
5 Edit the photo.
Crop the image.
to take a photo.
Edit sections to insert into the
note.
Rotate the image.
Enhance the visibility of text in
the image.
6 Tap DONE.
The photo will be inserted into S Note.
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Editing sections
You can select and crop sections of a photo to insert into a note. After taking a photo, tap
Sections and select the sections you want to include.
Delete the section.
Drag the frame around
the section to adjust
the size.
Manually add a section
to be recognised.
Deleting notes
1 On the Apps screen, tap S Note → ALL.
Alternatively, on the Home screen, tap
on the S Note widget.
You can also launch S Note with the S Pen. Open the Air command panel and tap the S
Note shortcut.
2 On the notes list, tap and hold a note to delete.
To delete multiple notes, tick more memos to delete.
3 Tap DELETE.
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Downloading additional S Note features
Download additional features from Galaxy Apps.
On the Apps screen, tap S Note → → More features.
• Extension pack: Add advanced note features to your S Note, such as sketch recording,
formula recognition, and shape recognition.
• S Note widget: Add the S Note widget to the Home screen and create a note. You can
view or edit the note by tapping the widget.
Calendar
Introduction
Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or tasks in your planner.
Creating events
1 Tap Calendar on the Apps screen.
2 Tap or double-tap a date.
If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap
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3 Enter event details.
Enter a title.
Set a start and end date for the
event.
Set an alarm.
Select a calendar to use or sync
with.
Enter the location of the event.
Attach a map showing the
location of the event.
Add a note.
Add more details.
4 Tap SAVE to save the event.
Creating tasks
1 Tap Calendar on the Apps screen.
2 Tap VIEW → Tasks.
3 Tap and enter task details.
4 Tap SAVE to save the task.
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Syncing events and tasks with your accounts
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts, select an account
name, select the account to sync with, and then tap Calendar (Samsung account) or Sync
Calendar.
To add accounts to sync with, open the Apps screen and tap Calendar → → Manage
calendars → Add account. Then, select an account to sync with and sign in. When an
account is added, it will appear on the list.
S Health
Introduction
S Health helps you manage your wellness and fitness. Set fitness goals, check your progress,
and keep track of your overall wellness and fitness.
Starting S Health
When running this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
1 Tap S Health on the Apps screen.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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Using S Health
You can view the key information from S Health menus and trackers to monitor your wellness
and fitness. You can also compare your step count records with other S Health users, compete
with your friends, and view health tips.
Tap S Health on the Apps screen.
Some features may not be available depending on the region.
Compare your step count
records with other S Health users
or compete with your friends.
Monitor your health and fitness.
View health tips.
Set your daily goals and track
your progress.
View and manage trackers.
View guide messages or
notifications from S Health.
To add items to the S Health screen, tap → Manage items, and then select items under each
tab.
• TRACKERS: Monitor your activities, food intake, and body measurements.
• GOALS: Set your daily fitness goals and view your progress.
• PROGRAMS: Use customisable exercise programmes.
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Additional information
• S Health is intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use
in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or
prevention of disease.
• The available functions, features and addable applications for S Health may vary from
country to country due to different local laws and regulations. You should check the
features and applications available in your specific region before use.
• S Health applications and its service can be changed or discontinued without prior
notice.
• The purpose for data collection is limited to providing the service that you have
requested, including providing additional information to enhance your wellness, sync
data, data analysis and statistics or to develop and provide better services. (But if you
sign in to your Samsung account from S Health, your data may be saved on the server
for data backup purposes.) Personal information may be stored until the completion of
such purposes. You can delete personal data stored by S Health by using the Reset data
option in the Settings menu. To delete any data you have shared with social networks or
transferred to storage devices, you must delete them separately.
• You may share and/or sync your data with additional Samsung services or compatible
third party services that you select, as well as with any of your other connected devices.
Access to S Health information by such additional services or third party devices will only
be permitted with your express approval.
• You assume full responsibility for the inappropriate use of data shared on social networks
or transmitted to others. Use caution when sharing your personal data with others.
• If the device is connected to measuring devices, verify the communication protocol to
confirm proper operation. If you use a wireless connection, such as Bluetooth, the device
may be affected by electronic interference from other devices. Avoid using the device
near other devices that transmit radio waves.
• Please read Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy of S Health carefully before using it.
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S Voice
Introduction
Perform various tasks simply by speaking.
Setting a wake-up command
You can launch S Voice using your own wake-up command.
When launching S Voice for the first time, tap START and set your own wake-up command.
To change the wake-up command, open the Apps screen and tap S Voice. Then, tap →
Voice wake-up → Change wake-up command → Custom → START, and then follow the
on-screen instructions.
To set the device to launch S Voice using the wake-up command while the device is locked,
tap and tap the Wake up in secured lock switch to activate it.
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Using S Voice
1 Say the preset wake-up command.
Alternatively, open the Apps screen and tap S Voice.
When S Voice is launched, the device begins voice recognition.
• The S Voice screen may appear differently depending on the region or service
provider.
• This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
S Voice settings
View examples of voice
commands.
2 Say a voice command.
If the device recognises the command, the device will perform the corresponding action.
or say the preset wakeTo repeat a voice command or say a different command, tap
up command.
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Tips for better voice recognition
• Speak clearly.
• Speak in quiet places.
• Do not use offensive or slang words.
• Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The device may not recognise your commands or may perform unwanted commands
depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
Setting the language
On the Apps screen, tap S Voice →
→ Language, and then select a language.
The selected language is applied to S Voice only, not to the language displayed on
the device.
SideSync
Introduction
SideSync allows you to easily share your screen and data between Samsung Android
smartphones, tablets, and any computers. After you connect your devices, a virtual screen will
appear on the connected tablet or computer. You can check notifications, such as messages,
from the dashboard or in pop-up windows.
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Before you start
• The SideSync app must be installed on both devices that you want to connect. If
SideSync is not installed, use one of the following methods to download and install it:
– – To download and install SideSync on your Samsung Android tablet or smartphone,
search for SideSync in Galaxy Apps or Play Store. If your device does not support
SideSync, you may not be able to find the app.
– – To download and install SideSync on your computer, visit
www.samsung.com/sidesync. On the webpage, you can also find the information
about SideSync system requirements.
• To connect your smartphone and tablet, they must support Wi-Fi Direct.
• To wirelessly connect your smartphone and computer, they must be connected to the
same wireless access point.
Connecting to computers or tablets
Connecting to a computer
1 Connect your smartphone to your computer using a USB cable.
Alternatively, connect both devices to the same access point.
2 Launch SideSync on both devices.
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3 Tap START on both devices.
Both devices will scan each other and connect. Then, the dashboard will appear on your
computer.
Connecting to a tablet via Wi-Fi Direct
1 Launch SideSync on both your tablet and smartphone.
2 Tap START on both devices.
Both devices will scan each other and connect.
3 On your smartphone, select your tablet from the detected devices list.
4 On the tablet, accept the connection request.
The dashboard will appear on your tablet.
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Connecting devices automatically
If two devices have been previously connected, you can set them to reconnect automatically.
On the smartphone, tap SideSync → → Settings, and then tap the Auto connect devices
switch to activate the auto connection feature. Alternatively, on the dashboard, tap MORE →
Settings → Connections and activate the auto connection feature.
Using the dashboard
Launch frequently used apps or view notifications from your smartphone.
When you tap a notification, the related app or program will launch. The following is an image
of the smartphone’s dashboard on the computer.
Minimise the dashboard.
Access additional options.
Close the dashboard.
Turn on the virtual smartphone
screen.
Add more apps.
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
You can rearrange or delete apps when you right-click on an app icon.
Continuing media playback
You can pause music or videos on your smartphone and continue playback on another
device.
On the dashboard, select the play button on the music controller or a video notification.
Playback will pause on your smartphone and start playing on your other device.
The connected device’s music controller and a video notification will appear only
when you play media files via the default music or video app.
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Sharing a webpage
You can open a webpage on your smartphone and display it in the web browser of the
connected device.
While browsing webpages on your smartphone, a web access notification will appear on the
dashboard. On the dashboard, select the notification. Then, the same webpage will appear on
your connected device.
Sharing your smartphone’s hotspot
You can share your smartphone’s mobile data connection with computers if an Internet
connection is not available.
You may incur additional charges when using this feature.
On the dashboard, tap MORE → Enable Mobile hotspot. The smartphone’s mobile hotspot
will be activated.
Using calling and messaging features in pop-up windows
When you receive a call or message on your smartphone, a pop-up window will appear on
the connected device.
If you receive a call, you can answer or reject the call in the pop-up window. The connected
device’s microphone and speaker will be used during the call.
If you receive a message, you can directly reply to the message.
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Using the virtual screen
SideSync mirrors a device’s screen on another device. You can use a device’s functions via the
virtual screen. The following is an image of the virtual smartphone screen on the computer.
On the dashboard, tap Phone screen.
• Some functions may not work through the virtual screen.
• The appearance and functions of the virtual screen may vary depending on the
connected device.
Close the virtual screen.
Minimise the virtual screen.
Tap
Maximise the virtual screen.
to use the following options:
• Always on top: Set the virtual screen to always stay on top.
• Rotate: Rotate the screen.
• Window transparency: Adjust the transparency level of the virtual screen.
• Capture: Capture a screenshot.
• Enable Presentation mode: Turn on the smartphone’s screen to control it from both
your computer and smartphone. This feature may not be available depending on the
connected device.
To move the virtual screen, click and drag the top of the virtual screen to a new location.
To adjust the size of the virtual screen, place the mouse pointer over the edge of the virtual
screen, then click and drag it.
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Switching between screens
To use your smartphone’s actual screen, press the Power key or the Home key on your
smartphone. The virtual screen turns off and the smartphone’s screen turns on.
To return to the virtual screen, click the virtual smartphone screen on the computer or tap
SWITCH TO TABLET on the tablet. The actual screen turns off and the virtual screen turns on.
You can view and control the virtual screen and the connected device’s screen
→ Enable Presentation mode to turn
simultaneously. On the virtual screen, tap
on the connected device’s screen. This feature may not be available depending on the
connected device.
Sharing files and clipboard
Copying files to the computer
1 Tap and hold a file to enter edit mode on the virtual smartphone screen.
2 Tick more files to copy.
3 Tap and hold the selected files, and then drag and drop them outside of the virtual
screen.
The files will be copied to the intended location.
For example, when you move an image from your smartphone to an open Word document
on your computer, the image will be inserted into the Word document.
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Copying files to your smartphone
Select files on the computer and drag them to the dashboard or the virtual smartphone
screen. The files will be saved in the Tools → My Files → Internal storage → SideSync folder.
While composing a message or an email on the virtual screen, the copied files will be
attached to the message or email being composed.
When the smartphone’s virtual screen and actual screen are turned on, you cannot
share files.
Sharing clipboard
You can conveniently copy and paste text between the connected devices via the clipboard
sharing feature. Copy or cut text from the virtual screen and paste it into a text field outside of
the virtual screen, or vice versa.
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Sharing the computer’s keyboard and mouse
Use your smartphone’s screen as a dual monitor and control it with the computer’s keyboard
and mouse.
1 On the dashboard, tap MORE → Enable Keyboard and mouse sharing.
If the virtual screen is open, it will disappear from the computer’s screen.
2 Move the mouse pointer to the left or right edge of the computer’s screen to go to your
smartphone’s screen.
The mouse pointer will appear on your smartphone’s screen.
3 On your smartphone, use the computer’s keyboard and mouse to perform actions, such
as entering text, copying and pasting, and selecting items.
To control the computer with the mouse again, return the pointer to the computer’s
screen.
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Music
Listen to music sorted by category and customise playback settings.
Tap Music on the Apps screen.
Select a category and then select a song to play.
Tap the album image at the bottom of the screen to open the music player screen.
Access additional options.
Access the sound quality and
effects settings.
Set the files as your favourite
song.
Adjust the volume.
Open the play list.
Turn on shuffle.
Change the repeat mode.
Skip to the previous song. Tap
and hold to rewind.
Skip to the next song. Tap and
hold to fast-forward.
Pause and resume playback.
UHQ upscaler
Use the UHQ (Ultra High Quality) Upscaler feature to improve the sound quality and get a
sound closer to the original sound.
Connect a headset to the device. While playing music, tap SOUNDALIVE and tap the UHQ
upscaler switch to activate it.
• Sound quality may vary depending on the connected headset.
• If you connect a Bluetooth headset that supports the UHQ feature, you can listen
to music wirelessly.
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Video
Watch videos stored in the device and customise playback settings.
Tap Video on the Apps screen.
Select a video to play.
Access additional
options.
Pause and resume
playback.
Skip to the next
video. Tap and hold
to fast-forward.
Skip to the previous
video. Tap and hold
to rewind.
Rewind or
fast-forward by
dragging the bar.
Lock the playback
screen.
Change screen ratio.
Create a GIF
animation.
Switch to the
pop-up video player.
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.
Scrapbook
Collect content from various sources to create your own digital scrapbook.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Adding content to Scrapbook
While viewing content, such as webpages or videos, tap → Share → Scrapbook. The
selected content will be added to Scrapbook.
You can also collect content you want using Screen write and Smart select. Refer to Screen
write and Smart select for more information.
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Viewing content
1 Tap Tools → Scrapbook on the Apps screen.
2 Tap to select a category and select a scrapbook.
If there is a link in the scrapbook content, tap the content to go to the source.
To edit the scrapbook, tap EDIT. You can edit a title, a tag, and other options to the
scrapbook.
Voice Recorder
Introduction
Use different recording modes for various situations, such as in an interview. The device can
convert your voice to text and distinguish between sound sources.
Making voice recordings
1 On the Apps screen, tap Tools → Voice Recorder.
2 Tap to start recording. Speak into the microphone.
Tap
to pause recording.
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While making a voice recording, tap Bookmark to insert a bookmark.
Change the recording mode.
Start recording.
3 Tap to finish recording.
4 Enter a file name and tap SAVE.
Changing the recording mode
On the Apps screen, tap Tools → Voice Recorder.
Select a mode from the top of the voice recorder screen.
• STANDARD: This is the normal recording mode.
• INTERVIEW: The microphone is sensitive to sounds from two directions. In this mode,
both the top and the bottom of the device pick up equal amounts of sound.
• VOICE MEMO: The device records your voice and simultaneously converts it to on-screen
text. For best results, keep the device near your mouth and speak loudly and clearly in a
quiet place.
If the voice memo system language does not match the language you are speaking,
the device will not recognise your voice. Before using this feature, tap the current
language to set the voice memo system language.
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Playing selected voice recordings
When you review interview recordings, you can mute or unmute certain sound sources in the
recording.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Tools → Voice Recorder.
2 Tap LIST and select a voice recording made in interview mode.
3 To mute certain sound sources, tap for the corresponding direction that sound is to
be muted.
The icon will change to
and the sound will be muted.
Muted sound source
Unmuted sound source
My Files
Access and manage various files stored in the device or in other locations, such as cloud
storage services.
On the Apps screen, tap Tools → My Files.
View files that are stored in each storage. You can also view files in your device or a cloud
storage service by category.
To free up the device’s storage, tap → Manage storage usage → CLEAN NOW.
To search for files or folders, tap
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Clock
Introduction
Set alarms, check the current time in many cities around the world, time an event, or set a
specific duration.
ALARM
On the Apps screen, tap Clock → ALARM.
Setting alarms
Tap
in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set
other various alarm options, and then tap SAVE.
To 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.
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WORLD CLOCK
On the Apps screen, tap Clock → 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.
STOPWATCH
1 On the Apps screen, tap Clock → 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 On the Apps screen, tap Clock → 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.
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Calculator
Perform simple or complex calculations.
Tap Calculator on the Apps screen.
Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator. If Auto rotate is
disabled, tap to display the scientific calculator.
To see the calculation history, tap HISTORY. To close the calculation history panel, tap
KEYPAD.
To clear the history, tap HISTORY → CLEAR HISTORY.
Google apps
Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google
account to access some apps. Refer to Accounts for more information.
To view more app information, access each app’s help menu.
Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the
region or service provider.
Chrome
Search for information and browse webpages.
Gmail
Send or receive emails via the Google Mail service.
Maps
Find your location on the map, search the world map, and view location information for
various places around you.
Play Music
Discover, listen to, and share music on your device. You can upload music collections stored
on your device to the cloud and access them later.
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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.
YouTube
Watch or create videos and share them with others.
Photos
Search for, manage, and edit all your photos and videos from various sources in one place.
Hangouts
Send messages, images, and emoticons to your friends and have video calls with them.
Google
Search quickly for items on the Internet or your device.
Voice Search
Search quickly for items by saying a keyword or phrase.
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Settings
Introduction
Customise settings for functions and apps. You can make your device more personalised by
configuring various setting options.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings.
To search for settings by entering keywords, tap
.
Connections
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
• Your device uses a non-harmonised frequency and is intended for use in all
European countries. The WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction
indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors.
• Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
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.
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3 Tap CONNECT.
• Once the device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will reconnect to that
network each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the
device connecting to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks
and tap FORGET.
• If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network properly, restart your device’s Wi-Fi feature
or the wireless router.
WI-FI DIRECT
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
2 Tap WI-FI DIRECT.
The detected devices are listed.
If the device you want to connect to is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
Wi-Fi Direct feature.
3 Select a device to connect to.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Wi-Fi Direct connection
request.
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 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Select an image.
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3 Tap Share → Wi-Fi Direct and select a device to transfer the image to.
4 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.
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.
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Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth, and then tap the switch to
activate it.
The detected devices are listed.
2 Select a device to pair with.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option. Refer to the other device’s user manuals.
Your device is visible to other devices while the Bluetooth settings screen is open.
3 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on your device to confirm.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Bluetooth connection
request.
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 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap Share → Bluetooth, and then select a device to transfer the image to.
If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming
the auto-generated passkey.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option.
4 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on the other device.
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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.
Phone visibility
Allow other devices to find your device to share content with you. When this feature is
activated, your device will be visible to other devices when they search for available devices
using their Transfer files to device option.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the Phone visibility switch to activate it.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount and customise the settings for the limitation.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Data usage.
• Data saver: Prevent apps that are running in the background from using a mobile data
connection.
• Mobile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Mobile data usage: Monitor your mobile data usage.
• Billing cycle: Set a limit for mobile data usage.
• Wi-Fi data usage: Monitor your Wi-Fi data usage.
• Restrict networks: Select Wi-Fi networks to prevent apps running in the background
from using them.
To change the monthly reset date for the monitoring period, tap Billing cycle → Billing cycle.
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Limiting data usage
Set the device to automatically disable the mobile data connection when the amount of
mobile data you have used reaches your specified limit.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Data usage → Billing cycle, and then tap
the Apply data usage limit switch to activate it.
2 Tap Data usage limit, enter the limit, and then tap SET.
3 Tap Data usage warning, enter a data usage alert level, and then tap SET.
The device will alert you when the warning level is reached.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the Flight mode switch to activate it.
Make sure the device is turned off during takeoff and landing. After takeoff, you can
use the device in flight mode if allowed by aircraft personnel.
NFC and payment
Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information
about products. You can also use this feature to make payments and buy tickets for
transportation or events after downloading the required apps.
The device contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the device carefully to avoid
damaging the NFC antenna.
Using the NFC feature
Use the NFC feature to send images or contacts to other devices, and read product
information from NFC tags.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the NFC and payment switch to
activate it.
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2 Place the NFC antenna area on the back of your device near an NFC tag.
The information from the tag appears.
Ensure that the device’s screen is unlocked. Otherwise, the device will not read NFC
tags or receive data.
Making payments with the NFC feature
Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile
payment service. To register or get more information about the service, contact your service
provider.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the NFC and payment switch to
activate it.
2 Touch the NFC antenna area on the back of your device to the NFC card reader.
To set the default payment app, open the Settings screen and tap Connections → NFC and
payment → Tap and pay → PAYMENT, and then select an app.
The payment services list may not include all available payment apps.
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Sending data
Allow data exchange when your device’s NFC antenna touches the other device’s NFC
antenna.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → NFC and payment and tap the switch to
activate it.
2 Tap the Android Beam switch to activate it.
3 Select an item and touch the other device’s NFC antenna to your device’s NFC antenna.
4 When Touch to beam. appears on the screen, tap your device’s screen to send the item.
If both devices try to send data simultaneously, the file transfer may fail.
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Mobile hotspot and tethering
Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other
devices when the network connection is not available. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi,
USB, or Bluetooth.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile hotspot and tethering.
You may incur additional charges when using this feature.
• Mobile hotspot: Use the mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection
with computers or other devices.
• Bluetooth tethering: Use Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile data
connection with computers or other devices via Bluetooth.
• USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile data connection with
a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless
modem for the computer.
Using the mobile hotspot
Use your device as a mobile hotspot to share your device’s mobile data connection with other
devices.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile hotspot and tethering → Mobile
hotspot.
2 Tap the switch to activate it.
The icon appears on the status bar. Other devices can find your device in the Wi-Fi
networks list.
To set a password for the mobile hotspot, tap → Configure Mobile hotspot and select
the level of security. Then, enter a password and tap SAVE.
3 On the other device’s screen, search for and select your device from the Wi-Fi networks
list.
4 On the connected device, use the device’s mobile data connection to access the Internet.
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Mobile networks
Configure your mobile network settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile networks.
• Data roaming: Set the device to use data connections when you are roaming.
• Network mode (single SIM models): Select a network type.
Network mode SIM 1 / Network mode SIM 2 (dual SIM models): Select a network type.
• Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs).
• Network operators: Search for available networks and manually register a network.
SIM card manager (dual SIM models)
Activate your SIM or USIM cards and customise the SIM card settings. Refer to Using dual SIM
or USIM cards (dual SIM models) for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → SIM card manager.
• Calls: Select a SIM or USIM card for voice calls.
• Text messages: Select a SIM or USIM for messaging.
• Mobile data: Select a SIM or USIM card for data services.
• Adaptive callback: Set the device to display the SIM or USIM card selection pop-up
window when returning a call or calling from a message. The pop-up window will appear
only if the SIM or USIM card used for the previous call or message is different from your
preferred SIM or USIM card.
• Dual SIM always on: Set the device to allow incoming calls from the other SIM or USIM
card during a call.
When this feature is enabled, you may incur additional charges for call forwarding
depending on the region or service provider.
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Location
Change settings for location information permissions.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Location.
• Locating method: Select a method to use for locating your device.
• Improve accuracy: Set the device to use the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth feature to increase the
accuracy of your location information, even when the features are deactivated.
• RECENT LOCATION REQUESTS: View which apps request your current location
information and their battery usage.
• LOCATION SERVICES: View the location services your device is using.
More connection settings
Customise settings to control other features.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings.
• Nearby device scanning: Set the device to scan for nearby devices to connect to.
• Printing: Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search
for available printers or add one manually to print files. Refer to Printing for more
information.
• MirrorLink: Use the MirrorLink feature to control your device’s MirrorLink apps on the
vehicle’s head unit monitor. Refer to MirrorLink for more information.
• Download booster: Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi
and mobile networks simultaneously. Refer to Download booster for more information.
• VPN: Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
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.
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Adding printer plug-ins
Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → Printing →
Download plug-in.
2 Search for a printer plug-in in Play Store.
3 Select a printer plug-in and install it.
4 Select the printer plug-in and tap the switch to activate it.
The device searches for printers that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your
device.
5 Select a printer to add.
To add printers manually, tap → Add printer.
Printing content
While viewing content, such as images or documents, access the options list, tap Print →
→ All printers..., and then select a printer.
Printing methods may vary depending on the content type.
MirrorLink
Connect your device to a vehicle to control your device’s MirrorLink apps on the vehicle’s
head unit monitor.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → MirrorLink.
Your device is compatible with vehicles that support MirrorLink version 1.1 or higher.
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Connecting your device to a vehicle via MirrorLink
When using this feature for the first time, connect the device to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
1 Pair your device with a vehicle via Bluetooth.
Refer to Pairing with other Bluetooth devices for more information.
2 Connect your device to the vehicle using a USB cable.
When they are connected, access your device’s MirrorLink apps on the head unit monitor.
Ending the MirrorLink connection
Unplug the USB cable from your device and the vehicle.
Download booster
Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi and mobile networks
simultaneously. A stronger Wi-Fi signal will provide a faster download speed.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → Download
booster.
• This feature may not be supported by some devices.
• You may incur additional charges when downloading files via the mobile network.
• When you download large files, the device may heat up. If the device exceeds a set
temperature, the feature will turn off.
• If network signals are unstable, the speed and performance of this feature may be
affected.
• If the Wi-Fi and mobile network connections have significantly different data
transfer speeds, the device may use only the fastest connection.
• This feature supports Hypertext Transmission Protocol (HTTP) 1.1 and Hypertext
Transmission Protocol Secure (HTTPS). The feature cannot be used with other
protocols, such as FTP.
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Sounds and vibration
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Sounds and vibration.
• Sound mode: Set the device to use sound mode or silent mode.
• Vibrate while ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
• 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 (single SIM models): Change the call ringtone.
Ringtone (dual SIM models): Change the ringtones for calls or notifications.
• Vibration pattern: Select a vibration pattern.
• Notification sounds: Change the notification sound settings for each app.
• Do not disturb: Set the device to mute incoming calls, notification sounds, and media,
except for allowed exceptions.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when you select an app or option on the
touchscreen.
• Screen lock sounds: Set the device to sound when you lock or unlock the touchscreen.
• Charging sound: Set the device to sound when it is connected to a charger.
• Vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you tap
actions, such as tapping and holding items.
or
and for other
• 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.
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Notifications
Change the notification settings for each app.
On the Settings screen, tap Notifications.
To customise notification settings, tap ADVANCED and select an app.
• Allow notifications: Allow notifications from the selected app.
• Show silently: Set the device to mute notification sounds and hide notification previews.
• On lock screen: Show or hide notifications from the selected app when the device is
locked.
• Set as priority: Display notifications at the top of the notification panel and include them
in the allowed list when Do not disturb is activated.
Display
Options
Change the display and the Home screen settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Display.
• Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display.
• Auto adjust brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display automatically.
• Blue light filter: Activate the blue light filter and change the filter settings. Refer to Blue
light filter for more information.
• Screen mode: Change the screen mode to adjust the display’s colour and contrast.
• Screen resolution: Change the screen resolution.
• Screen zoom and font: Change the screen zoom setting or font size and style.
• Home screen: Customise the Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home
screen panels, and more. Refer to Home screen options for more information.
• Easy mode: Switch to easy mode to display larger icons and apply a simpler layout to the
Home screen. Refer to Easy mode for more information.
• Icon frames: Set whether to display shaded backgrounds to make icons stand out.
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• LED indicator: Set the device to turn on the LED indicator while the battery is charging,
when you have notifications, or when you make voice recordings.
• Status bar: Customise the settings for displaying notifications or indicators on the status
bar.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Screensaver: Set the device to launch a screensaver when the device is charging or
connected to a dock.
• Keep screen turned off: Set the device to prevent the screen from turning on when it is
in a dark place, such as a pocket or bag.
Blue light filter
Reduce eye strain by limiting the amount of blue light emitted by the screen.
While you are watching HDR videos from HDR-exclusive video services, the blue light
filter will not be applied.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Display → Blue light filter, and then tap the Enable 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 Enable 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 location.
• Custom schedule: Set a specific time to apply the blue light filter.
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Easy mode
Easy mode provides an easier user experience by using a simpler layout and bigger icons on
the Home screen.
Some app features may not be available in easy mode.
Switching to easy mode
1 On the Settings screen, tap Display → Easy mode → Easy mode.
2 Tap DONE.
Returning to standard mode
Swipe to the left on the Home screen and tap Settings → Display → Easy mode →
Standard mode → DONE.
Managing shortcuts
To add a shortcut to an app to the Home screen, swipe to the left, tap
app.
, and then select an
To add a shortcut to a contact on the Home screen, swipe to the right and tap
.
To delete a shortcut from the Home screen, tap EDIT and select an app or contact with
.
Wallpapers and themes
Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen or apply various
themes to the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Wallpapers and themes.
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Advanced features
Options
Activate advanced features and change the settings that control them.
On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features.
Excessive shaking or impact to the device may cause unintended input for some
features.
• S Pen: Change the settings for using the S Pen. Refer to S Pen features for more
information about Air command, Air view, and Screen off memo.
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are
looking at the display.
• Games: Activate the Game Launcher and Game Tools icon and change the game-related
settings. Refer to Game Launcher for more information.
• One-handed mode: Activate one-handed operation mode for your convenience when
using the device with one hand.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Quick launch Camera: Set the device to launch the camera by pressing the Home key
twice quickly.
• Multi window: Select a Multi window launch method.
• Smart capture: Set the device to capture content that continues across multiple screens,
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.
• Direct call: Set the device to make a voice call by picking up and holding the device near
your ear while viewing call, message, or contact details.
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• Smart alert: Set the device to alert you if you have missed calls or new messages when
you pick up the device.
This feature may not work if the screen is turned on or the device is not on a flat
surface.
• Easy mute: Set the device to mute incoming calls or alarms by using palm motions or
facing the device’s screen downwards.
• Send SOS messages: Set the device to send help messages by pressing the Power
key three times. You can also send sound recordings along with the message to the
recipients. Refer to Send SOS messages for more information.
• Direct share: Set the device to display the people you contacted on the sharing options
panel to allow you to share content directly.
Send SOS messages
In an emergency situation, quickly press the Power key three times. The device sends
messages to your emergency contacts. The messages include your location information.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features → Send SOS messages, and then tap the
switch to activate it.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to add emergency contacts if you have not already
done so.
To send help messages with audio recordings or photos, tap the Attach audio recording or
Attach pictures switch to activate it.
The Attach pictures option may not be available depending on the region or service
provider.
Adding emergency contacts
On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features → Send SOS messages → Send messages
to → ADD. Tap Create contact and enter contact information or tap Select from Contacts to
add an existing contact as an emergency contact.
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Device maintenance
The device maintenance feature provides an overview of the status of your device’s battery,
storage, performance mode, RAM, and system security. You can also automatically optimise
the device with a tap of your finger.
Device security
Battery
RAM
Performance mode
Storage
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 malware.
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Battery
Check the remaining battery power and time to use the device. For devices with low battery
levels, conserve battery power by activating power saving features.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Battery.
• The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs
out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating
conditions.
• You cannot receive notifications from apps that use power saving mode.
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 to set 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.
Performance mode
Change the device’s performance mode according to your usage, such as playing games or
music, to get the best performance.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Performance mode.
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.
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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.
RAM
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → RAM.
To speed up your device by reducing the amount of RAM you are using, tick apps from the
apps list, and tap CLEAN NOW.
Device security
Check the device’s security status. This feature scans your device for malware.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Device security → SCAN DEVICE.
Apps
Manage the device’s apps and change their settings. You can view the apps’ usage
information, change their notification or permission settings, or uninstall or disable
unnecessary apps.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps.
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Lock screen and security
Options
Change the settings for securing the device and the SIM or USIM card.
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security.
The available options may vary depending on the screen lock method selected.
• Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method.
• Info and app shortcuts: Change settings for the items displayed on the locked screen.
• Notifications: Set whether or not to show notification content on the locked screen and
select which notifications to display.
• Secure lock settings: Change screen lock settings for the selected lock method.
• Fingerprints: Register your fingerprint to the device to secure the device or sign in to
your Samsung account. Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information.
• Samsung Pass: Verify your identity easily and securely via your biometric data. Refer to
Samsung Pass for more information.
• Find My Mobile: Activate or deactivate the Find My Mobile feature. Access the Find My
Mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) to track and control your lost or stolen
device.
• Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources.
• Private mode: Activate private mode to prevent others from accessing your personal
content. Refer to Private mode for more information.
• Encrypt device: Set the device to encrypt files on the device.
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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Fingerprint recognition
In order for fingerprint recognition to function, your fingerprint information needs to be
registered and stored in your device. After registering, you can set the device to use your
fingerprint for the features below:
• Screen lock
• Web sign-in
• Verify Samsung account
• Samsung Pay
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Fingerprint recognition uses the unique characteristics of each fingerprint to
enhance the security of your device. The likelihood of the fingerprint sensor
confusing two different fingerprints is very low. However, in rare cases where
separate fingerprints are very similar the sensor may recognise them as identical.
• If you use your fingerprint as a screen lock method, your fingerprint cannot be
used to unlock the screen when turning on the device. To use the device, you must
unlock the screen using a pattern, PIN, or password you set when registering the
fingerprint. Be careful not to forget your pattern, PIN, or password.
• If your fingerprint is not recognised, unlock the device using the pattern, PIN,
or password you set when registering the fingerprint, and then re-register your
fingerprints. If your pattern, PIN, or password is forgotten, you will not be able to
use the device if you do not reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or
inconvenience caused by forgotten unlock codes.
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For better fingerprint recognition
When you scan your fingerprints on the device, be aware of the following conditions that
may affect the feature’s performance:
• The Home key contains a fingerprint recognition sensor. Ensure that the Home key is not
scratched or damaged by metal objects, such as coins, keys, and necklaces.
• The screen protector supplied with the device may cause the fingerprint recognition
sensor to malfunction. Remove the screen protector to improve fingerprint sensitivity.
• Ensure that the fingerprint recognition area and your fingers are clean and dry.
• The device may not recognise fingerprints that are affected by wrinkles or scars.
• The device may not recognise fingerprints from small or thin fingers.
• If you bend your finger or use a fingertip, the device may not recognise your fingerprints.
Make sure to cover the entire Home key with your finger.
• To improve recognition performance, register fingerprints of the hand used most often to
perform tasks on the device.
• In dry environments, static electricity can build up in the device. Avoid using this feature
in dry environments or before using the feature, discharge static electricity by touching a
metal object.
Registering fingerprints
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
If you have not set a screen lock method, create one.
3 Place your finger on the Home key.
4 After the device detects your finger, lift it up and place it on the Home key again.
Repeat this action until the fingerprint is registered.
When a fingerprint lock pop-up window appears, tap TURN ON to use your fingerprint to
unlock the screen.
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Deleting fingerprints
You can delete registered fingerprints.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap EDIT.
4 Tick fingerprints to delete and tap REMOVE.
Verifying the Samsung account password
Use fingerprints to verify your Samsung account password. You can use a fingerprint instead
of entering your password, for example, when you purchase content from Galaxy Apps.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Samsung account switch to activate it.
4 Sign in to your Samsung account.
Using fingerprints with Samsung Pay
You can use fingerprints with Samsung Pay to make payments quickly and securely. Refer to
the Samsung Pay website (www.samsung.com/samsungpay) for more information.
Samsung Pay may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Unlocking the screen with fingerprints
You can unlock the screen with your fingerprint instead of using a pattern, PIN, or password.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Fingerprint unlock switch to activate it.
4 On the locked screen, place your finger on the Home key and scan your fingerprint.
Samsung Pass
Use Samsung Pass to verify your identity securely when accessing app services or websites via
your biometric data, rather than entering your ID or password.
Before you start
• To use this feature, your device must be connected to a mobile network.
• To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account. For more information,
refer to Samsung account.
• The website sign-in feature is only available for websites that you access via the Internet
app. Some websites may not support this feature.
Registering Samsung Pass
Before using Samsung Pass, register your biometric data to Samsung Pass.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Read the on-screen instructions and tap SIGN IN.
3 Enter your Samsung account ID and password and tap SIGN IN.
4 Read and agree to the terms and conditions, and tap NEXT.
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5 Tap REGISTER FINGERPRINTS and register your fingerprint.
Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information.
6 Place your finger on the Home key and scan your fingerprint to complete the Samsung
Pass registration.
Using Samsung Pass to sign in to websites
You can use Samsung Pass to easily sign in to websites that support ID and password saving.
1 Open a website that you want to sign in to.
2 Enter your user name and password, and then tap the website’s sign in button.
3 Tick Sign in using fingerprints via Samsung Pass and tap REMEMBER.
You can now use the fingerprint you registered to Samsung Pass when signing in to the
website.
Managing sign-in information
View the list of websites you have set to use Samsung Pass and manage your sign-in
information.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap Web sign-in information.
4 Select a website from the list.
5 Tap → Edit and modify your ID, password, and the website’s name.
To delete the website, tap → Delete.
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Using Samsung Pass with apps
When using apps that support Samsung Pass, you can easily sign in with Samsung Pass.
To see the list of apps that support Samsung Pass, open the Settings screen, tap Lock screen
and security → Samsung Pass → Supported apps. If there are no apps that support
Samsung Pass, Supported apps will not appear.
• Available apps may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• Samsung is not responsible for any loss or inconvenience caused by signing in to
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 Lock screen and security → Samsung Pass.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap Delete data.
4 Enter your Samsung account password.
Your Samsung Pass data will be deleted.
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Private mode
Hide personal content in your device to prevent others from accessing it.
Activating private mode
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Private mode, and then tap the
switch to activate it.
If you are activating private mode for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to
set up a private mode access code.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset private mode access code.
Private mode is activated and the
icon appears on the status bar.
You can view and access the hidden items only when private mode is activated. To
hide items stored in the private folder, deactivate private mode.
Hiding content
1 On the Apps screen, launch an app to hide items.
2 Select an item and tap → Move to Private.
If private mode is not activated, follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset
private mode access code.
The selected items will be moved to the private folder.
Viewing hidden content
You can view hidden items only when private mode is activated.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Private mode, and then tap the
switch to activate it.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset private mode access code.
3 On the Apps screen, tap Tools → My Files → Private.
Items moved to the private folder will appear on the screen.
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Unhiding content
1 In the private folder, tap and hold an item, and then tick items to unhide.
2 Tap → Remove from Private.
3 Select a folder to move the items to, and then tap DONE.
The items will be moved to the selected folder.
Automatically deactivating private mode
You can set the device to automatically deactivate private mode each time the screen turns
off.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Private mode, and then tap the
switch to activate it.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset private mode access code.
3 Tap the Auto disable switch to activate it.
When the Auto disable option is enabled, the device will fail to transfer files to the
private folder if the screen turns off during transfer.
Cloud and accounts
Introduction
Sync, back up, or restore your device’s data using Samsung Cloud, or reset your device. You
can also register and manage accounts, such as your Samsung account or Google account.
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.
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Samsung Cloud
You can 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.
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud.
Manage cloud storage
View the amount of storage space you are currently using in Samsung Cloud and the amount
of usage by data type. You can also delete backup data from old devices after restoring data.
BACK UP AND RESTORE
Back up your application data and device settings to Samsung Cloud, and restore them when
needed. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for more information.
DATA TO SYNC
Customise the sync settings of your data, such as contacts, calendar events, images, and
videos.
Accounts
Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with.
Adding accounts
Some apps used on your device require a registered account. Create accounts to have the
best experience with your device.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Select an account service.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
To sync content with your accounts, select an account and select items to sync.
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Removing accounts
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts, select an account name, select
the account to remove, and then tap → Settings → Remove account or tap → Remove
account.
Backup and restore
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Backup and restore.
SAMSUNG ACCOUNT
• Backup settings: Back up your personal information and app data to Samsung Cloud.
You can also set the device to automatically back up data.
• Restore: Restore previously backed up personal information and app data from Samsung
Cloud.
GOOGLE ACCOUNT
• Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and app data to the Google server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set the device to automatically restore settings and app data from
the Google server when apps are reinstalled.
Google
Configure settings for some features provided by Google.
On the Settings screen, tap Google.
Accessibility
Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the device. Refer to Accessibility for
more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.
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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.
• Date and time: Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays
the time and date.
If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date
is reset.
• Report diagnostic info: 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.
Software update
Update your device’s software or change the update settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Software update.
• Download updates manually: Check for and install updates manually.
• Download updates automatically: Set the device to check for and download updates
automatically when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• Scheduled software updates: Set the device to install downloaded updates at a
specified time.
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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 device
Access your device’s information.
On the Settings screen, tap About device.
• My phone number: View your phone number.
• Status: View various device information, such as the SIM card status, Wi-Fi MAC address,
and serial number.
• Legal information: View legal information related to the device, such as safety
information and the open source licence.
• Device name: View and edit the name that will be displayed when connecting your
device with other devices via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, and other methods.
• Model number: View the device’s model number.
• Software info: View the device’s software information, such as its operating system
version and firmware version.
• Battery info: View the device’s battery status and information.
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Accessibility
About Accessibility
Improve accessibility with features that make the device easier to use for users who have
impaired vision, hearing, and reduced dexterity.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility.
Using the Home key to open accessibility menus
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Direct access, and then tap the switch
to activate it. Then, select an accessibility menu to open when you press the Home key three
times quickly.
You can access the following accessibility menus.
• Accessibility
• Voice Assistant
• Universal switch
• Magnifier window
• Negative colours
• Greyscale
• Colour adjustment
• Interaction control
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Voice Assistant (Voice feedback)
Activating or deactivating Voice Assistant
When you activate Voice Assistant, the device will start voice feedback. When you tap the
selected feature once, the device will read the text on the screen aloud. Tapping the feature
twice will activate the feature.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Voice Assistant, and then tap
the switch to activate it.
To deactivate Voice Assistant, tap the switch and tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly.
When you activate Voice Assistant for the first time, the tutorial will start after activation. You
can replay it by tapping Voice Assistant help.
Some features are not available while you are using Voice Assistant.
Controlling the screen with finger gestures
You can use various finger gestures to control the screen while you are using Voice Assistant.
One finger gestures
• Tapping: Read aloud the item under your finger. To explore the screen, place a finger on
the screen and move it on the screen.
• Tapping twice: Open the selected item. While selected items are read aloud, when you
hear the item you want, release your finger from the item. Then, tap anywhere on the
screen twice quickly.
• Double-tapping and holding the screen: Move an item or access an available option.
• Swiping to the left: Move to the previous item.
• Swiping to the right: Move to the next item.
• Swiping upwards or downwards: Change the most recent contextual menu settings.
• Swiping to the left then right in one motion: Scroll up the screen.
• Swiping to the right then left in one motion: Scroll down the screen.
• Swiping upwards then downwards in one motion: Move to the first item on the screen.
• Swiping downwards then upwards in one motion: Move to the last item on the screen.
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Two finger gestures
• Tapping twice: Start, pause, or resume playback.
• Tapping three times: Check the current time, remaining battery power, and more. To
change items that are read aloud, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility →
Vision → Voice Assistant → SETTINGS → Status bar information.
• Tapping four times: Activate or deactivate voice feedback.
• Swiping to the left: Move to the next page.
• Swiping to the right: Return to the previous page.
• Swiping upwards: Scroll down the list.
• Swiping downwards: Scroll up the list.
• Swiping in any direction on the locked screen: Unlock the screen.
• Swiping downwards from the top of the screen: Open the notification panel.
Three finger gestures
• Tapping: Start reading items aloud from the top.
• Tapping twice: Start reading from the next item.
• Tapping three times: Read the last selected text and copy it to the clipboard.
• Swiping to the left or right: Open the contextual menu and scroll through the options.
• Swiping upwards or downwards: Change the text reading and selecting granularity.
Using the contextual menu
While you are using Voice Assistant, swipe to the left or right with three fingers. The
contextual menu will appear and the device will read the options aloud. Swipe to the left or
right with three fingers to scroll through the options. When you hear the option you want,
swipe upwards or downwards to use the option or adjust the settings for the option. For
example, when you hear Device volume, you can adjust the volume by swiping upwards or
downwards.
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Adding and managing image labels
You can assign labels to images on the screen. The device reads aloud the labels when the
images are selected. Add labels to unlabelled images by tapping the screen twice with three
fingers and holding.
To manage the labels, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Voice
Assistant → SETTINGS → Manage customised labels.
Configuring settings for Voice Assistant
Configure settings for Voice Assistant for your convenience.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Voice Assistant → SETTINGS.
• Speech volume: Select the volume level for voice feedback.
• Text-to-speech: Change the settings for text-to-speech features used when Voice
Assistant is activated, such as languages, speed, and more.
• Pitch changes: Set the device to read aloud text with an altered pitch while using a
keyboard.
• Keyboard feedback: Set the device to read aloud the item under your finger while using
a keyboard.
• Speak while screen off: Set the device to read aloud notifications when the screen is
turned off.
• Use proximity sensor: Set the device to pause voice feedback when you place your hand
over the sensor at the top of the device.
• Shake to continue reading: Set the device to read aloud the text displayed on the screen
when you shake the device. You can select from various shaking speeds.
• Read out caller ID: Set the device to read the caller’s name aloud when you have an
incoming call.
• Read out phonetic alphabet: Set the device to say a word that starts with the letter you
tap and hold on the keyboard.
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• Read out usage hints: Set the device to read usage hints aloud when you select an item
by swiping.
• Vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you control the screen, such as
selecting an item.
• Sound feedback: Set the device to emit a sound when you control the screen, such as
selecting an item.
• Focus on speech audio: Set the device to turn the media volume down when the device
reads an item aloud.
• Sound feedback volume: Adjust the volume that sound is played when you touch the
screen to control it. This feature is available when Sound feedback is activated.
• Large cursor: Set the device to thicken the border of the square cursor that appears
when you tap items.
• Cursor colour: Select a colour of the square cursor that appears when you tap items.
• Back and Recents key feedback: Set the device to provide voice feedback when you tap
or
once. Double-tap
or
to use the keys.
• Quick menu: Select contextual menu options to display when you swipe to the left or
right with three fingers.
• Manage customised labels: Manage the labels you added.
• Status bar information: Select items to read aloud when you tap the screen three times
with two fingers.
• Developer options: Set options for app development.
Using the device with the screen turned off
For privacy, you can set the device to function normally with the screen off. The screen does
not turn on when you press the Home key or tap the screen. Currently activated features do
not turn off when the screen is off.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the Dark screen
switch to activate it. You can activate or deactivate this feature by pressing the Power key
twice.
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Reading passwords aloud
Set the device to read the password aloud when you enter the password while Voice Assistant
is activated.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the Speak
passwords switch to activate it.
Entering text using the keyboard
To display the keyboard, tap the text input field, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly.
To activate the rapid key input feature, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility
→ Vision, and then tap the Rapid key input switch to activate it.
When you touch the keyboard with your finger, the device reads aloud the character keys
under your finger. When you hear the character you want, release your finger from the screen
to select it. The character is entered and the device reads the text aloud.
If Rapid key input is not activated, release your finger from the character you want, and then
tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly.
Entering additional characters
Tap and hold a key on the keyboard to enter additional characters available for the key. A
pop-up window appears above the key showing available characters. To select a character,
drag your finger on the pop-up window until you hear the character you want, and release it.
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Vision
Adding voice recordings to voice labels
You can use voice labels to distinguish objects of similar shape by attaching labels to them.
You can record and assign a voice recording to an NFC-enabled voice label. The voice
recording is played back when you place your device near the label.
Turn on the NFC feature before using this feature.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Voice Label.
The voice recorder will launch.
2 Tap to start recording. Speak into the microphone.
3 When you are finished recording, tap DONE to stop.
4 Hold the back of your device over the voice label.
The information in the voice recording will be written to the voice label.
Changing the screen zoom and font
Change the screen zoom setting or font size and style.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Screen zoom and font.
Using the high contrast font
Adjust the colour and outline of fonts to increase the contrast between the text and the
background.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision and tap the High contrast fonts
switch to activate it.
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Using the high contrast keyboard
Increase the size of the Samsung keyboard and change the key colours to increase the
contrast between the text and the background.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the High contrast
keyboard switch to activate it.
Displaying button shapes
Display button shapes with frames to make them stand out.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the Show button
shapes switch to activate it.
Using a magnifier
Activate a magnifier to zoom in on the screen to view a larger version of the content.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the Magnifier
window switch to activate it. The magnifier will appear on the screen.
Drag the handle at the bottom of the magnifier to move the magnifier to where you want to
zoom in on the screen.
Magnifying the screen
Magnify the screen and zoom in on a specific area.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the Magnification
gestures switch to activate it.
• Zooming in and out: Quickly tap the screen three times to zoom in on a specific area.
Quickly tap the screen three times again to return to the normal view.
• Exploring the screen by scrolling: Drag two or more fingers across the magnified screen.
• Adjusting zoom ratio: Pinch two or more fingers on the magnified screen or spread them
apart.
You can also temporarily magnify the screen by tapping the screen three times and holding.
While holding the screen, drag your finger to explore the screen. Release your finger to return
to the normal view.
• Keyboards on the screen cannot be magnified.
• When this feature is activated, the performance of some apps, such as Phone and
Calculator, may be affected.
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Enlarging mouse or touchpad pointers
Enlarge the pointer when using an external mouse or touchpad.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the Large mouse/
touchpad pointer switch to activate it.
Converting the screen to greyscale mode
Display colours on the screen as grey tones.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the Greyscale
switch to activate it.
Reversing the display colours
Improve screen visibility to help users recognise text on the screen more easily.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision, and then tap the Negative
colours switch to activate it.
Colour adjustment
Adjust how colours are displayed on the screen if you have difficulty in distinguishing colours.
The device changes the colours into more recognisable colours.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Vision → Colour adjustment, and
then tap the switch to activate it. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the colour
adjustment procedure.
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Hearing
Sound detectors
Set the device to vibrate when it detects your doorbell or a baby crying.
While you are using voice recognition, such as S Voice, the sound detectors will not
operate.
Baby crying detector
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing → Sound detectors, and then
tap the Baby crying detector switch to activate it. The device will vibrate when it detects
sound and the alert will be saved as a log.
Doorbell detector
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing → Sound detectors, and
then tap the Doorbell detector switch to activate it.
2 Tap
to make a recording of your doorbell.
The device will detect and record the doorbell.
3 Tap
and ring your doorbell to check if it is recorded correctly. When the device detects
the doorbell sound, tap OK.
To change the doorbell sound, tap Change doorbell sound.
The device will vibrate when it detects sound and the alert will be saved as a log.
Setting flash notification
Set the flash to blink when an alarm sounds or when you have notifications, such as incoming
calls and new messages.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tap the Flash
notification switch to activate it.
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Turning off all sounds
Set the device to mute all device sounds, such as media sounds, and the caller’s voice during
a call.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tap the Turn off all
sounds switch to activate it.
Caption settings
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing → Samsung subtitles (CC) or
Google subtitles (CC), and then tap the switch to activate it.
Select an option for configuring the caption settings.
Adjusting the sound balance
Set the device to adjust the sound balance when using a headset.
1 Connect a headset to the device and wear it.
2 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing.
3 Drag the adjustment bar under Left/right sound balance to the left or right and adjust
the sound balance.
Mono audio
Mono output combines stereo sound into one signal that is played through all headset
speakers. Use this if you have a hearing impairment or if a single earbud is more convenient.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tap the Mono audio
switch to activate it.
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Dexterity and interaction
Universal switch
You can control the touchscreen by connecting an external switch, by tapping the screen, or
by using head movements and face gestures.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction → Universal
switch, and then tap the switch to activate it. If the universal switches are not registered on
the device, tap ADD SWITCH and set switches to control the device.
To activate the universal switch feature, at least one switch must be registered on the
device.
To set switches to control the device, tap SETTINGS → Switches.
To deactivate this feature, press the Home key three times.
Assistant menu
Displaying the assistive shortcut icon
Set the device to display the assistive shortcut icon for accessing apps, features, and settings.
You can easily control the device by tapping the assistive menus in the icon.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction →
Assistant menu.
2 Tap the switch to activate it.
The assistive shortcut icon appears at the bottom right of the screen.
Accessing assistive menus
The assistive shortcut icon appears as a floating icon for easy access to the assistive menus
from any screen.
When you tap the assistive shortcut icon, the icon expands slightly and the assistive menus
appear on the icon. Tap the up or down arrow to move to other panels or swipe upwards or
downwards to select other menus.
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Using the cursor
On the assistive menu, tap Cursor. You can control the screen using small finger movements
on the touch area. Drag your finger on the touch area to move the cursor. Also, tap the screen
to select items under the cursor.
Use the following options:
• /
: Scroll left or right on the screen.
• /
: Scroll up or down the screen.
• : Magnify the area where the cursor is located.
• : Move the touch area to another location.
• : Close the touch area.
To change the touch area and cursor settings, open the Apps screen, tap Settings →
Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction → Assistant menu. Then, customise settings in
TOUCHPAD AND CURSOR SETTINGS.
Using enhanced assistive menus
Set the device to display enhanced assistive menus for selected apps.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction → Assistant
menu → Assistant plus, tap the switch to activate it, and then select apps.
Easy screen turn on
Turn on the screen by moving your hand above the sensor at the top of the device. You can
turn on the screen without pressing a key. When you use this feature, place the device on
a flat surface with the screen facing upwards or hold the device securely to prevent it from
moving.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction, and then tap
the Easy screen turn on switch to activate it.
Auto click after pointer stops
Set the device to select an item automatically when you place the pointer over it.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction, and then tap
the Auto click after pointer stops switch to activate it.
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Tap and hold delay
Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction → Tap and
hold delay, and then select an option.
Interaction control
Activate interaction control mode to restrict the device’s reaction to inputs while using apps.
This feature is not available when you activate Palm swipe to capture, Direct call,
Smart alert, or Easy mute.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction →
Interaction control.
2 Tap the switch to activate it.
3 Press and hold the Home key and the Volume Down key simultaneously while using an
app.
4 Adjust the size of the frame or draw a line around an area that you want to restrict.
5 Tap DONE.
The device displays the restricted area. The restricted area will not react when you touch
it and the device’s hard keys will be disabled. However, you can enable functions for the
Power key, Volume key, and keyboard in interaction control mode.
To deactivate interaction control mode, press and hold the Home key and the Volume Down
key simultaneously.
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Direction lock
Create a directional combination to unlock the screen.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Direction lock, and then tap the
switch to activate it.
2 Drag your finger up, down, left, or right four to eight times, and then tap CONTINUE.
3 Draw the direction combination again to verify it and tap CONFIRM.
Notification reminder
Set the device to alert you to notifications that you have not checked at the interval.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Notification reminder, and then tap
the switch to activate it.
To set the device to vibrate when you have unchecked notifications, tap the Vibrate switch to
activate it.
To set an interval between alerts, tap Reminder interval.
To set apps to alert you to notifications, select apps under SHOW NOTIFICATIONS FROM.
Answering or ending calls
Set to answer or end calls by pressing a button or using a voice command.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Answering and ending calls.
Select the desired method.
Using single tap mode
When an alarm sounds or a call comes in, tap the button to stop the alarm or answer the call
instead of dragging the button.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility, and then tap the Single tap mode switch
to activate it.
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Managing accessibility settings
Saving accessibility settings in a file
Export the current accessibility settings in a file.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Manage accessibility → Import/
export → Export to My Files.
Importing an accessibility settings file
Import an accessibility settings file and update the current settings.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Manage accessibility → Import/export
→ Import from My Files. Select a file to import and tap DONE. The accessibility settings will
be updated according to the imported file.
Sharing accessibility settings files
Share accessibility settings files with others via email, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, and more.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accessibility → Manage accessibility → Share via.
Then, select the accessibility files and tap DONE. Select a sharing method and follow the onscreen instructions to share the files.
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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.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General management → Reset → Factory data reset
→ RESET DEVICE → DELETE ALL. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to
make backup copies of all important data stored in the device.
If you registered a Google account to the device, you must sign in to the same Google
account after resetting the device.
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Calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using a headset, 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 increases when you use messaging features or some apps, such as
games or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera
app. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these
tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
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Error messages appear when opening multimedia files
If you receive error messages or multimedia files do not play when you open them on your
device, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is
DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file.
• Ensure that the file formats are supported by the device. If a file format is not supported,
such as DivX or AC3, install an app that supports it. To confirm the file formats that your
device supports, visit www.samsung.com.
• Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos
captured by other devices may not work properly.
• Your device supports multimedia files that are authorised by your network service
provider or providers of additional services. Some content circulated on the Internet,
such as ringtones, videos, or wallpapers, may not work properly.
Another Bluetooth device is not located
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your device.
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on the device you wish to connect
to.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
A connection is not established when you connect the device to a
computer
• Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your device.
• Ensure that you have the proper driver installed and updated on your computer.
• If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher
installed on your computer.
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Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi
or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
Data stored in the device has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot
restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored in
the device.
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
There is not enough space in the device’s storage
Delete unnecessary data, such as cache, using the Smart manager or manually delete unused
apps or files to free up storage space.
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