Samsung | SM-T807 | Samsung SM-T807 User manual

SM-T807
User Manual
English (MEA). 11/2014. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
Read me first
Network connectivity
Getting started
36 Mobile data
36Wi-Fi
38 Download booster
38 Tethering and Mobile hotspot
40Internet
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Package contents
Device layout
Using the SIM or USIM card
Using a memory card
Turning the device on and off
Locking and unlocking the screen
Motions & usability features
42Motions
44 Multi window
49Toolbox
49 Increasing touch screen sensitivity
Basics
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Using the touch screen
Home screen layout
Notifications and quick setting panels
Opening apps
Installing or uninstalling apps
Entering text
Screen capture
My Files
Power saving feature
Viewing help information
Personalising
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Managing the Home and Apps screens
Setting wallpaper and ringtones
Changing the screen lock method
Finger Scanner
Private mode
Multiple users
Transferring data from your previous
device
65 Setting up accounts
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Contacts
105 S Voice
107Calculator
107Clock
108WatchON
111WebEx
120Businessweek+
121Dropbox
122Evernote
123Flipboard
124 Hancom Office Viewer
128NYTimes
129 Google apps
66 Adding contacts
67 Managing contacts
Messages & email
70Messages
73Email
Camera
75 Basic shooting
78 Shooting modes
82 Camera settings
Connecting with other
devices
131Bluetooth
133 Wi-Fi Direct
135 Quick Connect
137 SideSync 3.0
143 Remote PC
148 Screen Mirroring
150 Mobile printing
Gallery
84 Viewing photos or videos
86 Editing photos or videos
91 Gallery settings
Multimedia
92Music
95Video
Device & data manager
151 Upgrading the device
152 Transferring files between the device
and a computer
153 Backing up and restoring data
154 Performing a data reset
Useful apps and features
98 Kids Mode
101 S Finder
102 S Planner
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Settings
Appendix
155 About Settings
155Connections
160Device
165General
173Applications
199Troubleshooting
204 Removing the battery (non-removable
type)
Accessibility
178 About Accessibility
179 Using the Home button to open
accessibility menus
179 Voice feedback (TalkBack)
190 Changing the font size
190 Magnifying the screen
190 Setting notification reminders
191 Reversing the display colours
191 Colour adjustment
192 Setting flash notification
192 Turning off all sounds
192 Caption settings
193 Adjusting the sound balance
193 Mono audio
194 Assistant menu
196 Setting tap and hold delay options
196 Interaction control
197 Using single tap mode
197 Managing accessibility settings
198 Using other useful features
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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, 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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Read me first
Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
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Getting started
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.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Getting started
Device layout
Volume button
Front camera
Power button
Infrared LED
Speaker
Light sensor
Memory card slot
Touch screen
Multipurpose jack
Recent apps button
SIM card slot
Home button
Back button
Rear camera
Main antenna
Headset jack
Flash
Speaker
GPS antenna
Push clip
Push clip
Microphone
• Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause
connectivity problems or drain the battery.
• Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen
protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.
• Do not allow water to contact the touch screen. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
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Buttons
Button
Function
Power
Recent apps
Home
• 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.
• Tap and hold to access additional options for the current
screen.
• Press to turn on the screen while the screen is locked.
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press twice to launch S Voice.
• Press and hold to launch Google.
Back
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Volume
• Press to adjust the device volume.
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Using the SIM or USIM card
Installing the SIM or USIM card
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider.
• Only microSIM cards work with the device.
• Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For
more information about service availability, contact your service provider.
1 Open the cover of the SIM card slot.
2 Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3 Push the SIM or USIM card into the slot until it locks in place.
• Do not insert a memory card into the SIM card slot. If a memory card happens to
be lodged in the SIM card slot, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to
remove the memory card.
• Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not
responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
4 Close the cover of the SIM card slot.
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Removing the SIM or USIM card
1 Open the cover of the SIM card slot.
2 Press the SIM or USIM card with your finger, and then pull it out.
3 Close the cover of the SIM card slot.
Charging the battery
Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
• When the battery power is low, the 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 disconnecting from the
network or losing power during a data transfer, always use these apps after fully
charging the battery.
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Getting started
Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor and then plug the end of the USB cable into
the multipurpose jack.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
• The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge
the battery.
• If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touch screen
may not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
• While charging, the device may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the
device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger
may stop charging.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a
Samsung Service Centre.
After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the
device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
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Getting started
Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides options that help you save the battery power. By customising these
options and deactivating features in the background, you can use the device longer between
charges:
• When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power button.
• Close unnecessary apps using the task manager.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of apps.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
Using a memory card
Installing a memory card
Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 128 GB. Depending on the
memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your
device.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
• The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When
inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the
memory card.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the My Files → SD card folder.
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Getting started
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot.
2 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3 Push the memory card into the slot until it locks in place.
4 Close the cover of the memory card slot.
Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap
→ Settings → General → Storage → Unmount SD card.
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot.
2 Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
3 Close the cover of the memory card slot.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing
information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or can damage to the
memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the
misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
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Getting started
Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
On the Home screen, tap → Settings → General → Storage → Format SD card →
Format SD card → Erase everything.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored in the device. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss
of data resulting from user actions.
Turning the device on and off
Press and hold the Power button 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 button, and then tap Power off.
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
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Getting started
Locking and unlocking the screen
Pressing the Power button turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and
automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period.
To unlock the screen, press the Power button or the Home button and flick your finger in any
direction within the unlock screen area.
You can change the unlock code to unlock the screen. Refer to Changing the screen lock
method for more information.
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Using the touch screen
• Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• Leaving the touch screen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touch screen when you do not use the
device.
• It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touch screen.
Tapping
To open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character
using the keyboard on the screen, tap it with a finger.
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Basics
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.
Double-tapping
Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.
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Flicking
Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to see another panel. Flick up or
down to scroll through a webpage or a list 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 layout
Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. The Home
screen has two different kinds of panels. The Classic Home screen panel displays widgets,
shortcuts to apps, and more, and the Content Home screen panel displays Content widgets.
Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide information and
convenient access on your Home screen.
To view other panels, scroll left or right, or tap one of the screen indicators at the bottom of
the screen. To customise the Home screen, refer to Managing the Classic Home screen or
Managing the Content Home screen.
<Classic Home screen>
<Content Home screen>
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Apps screen
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.
On the Home screen, tap to open the Apps screen. To view other panels, scroll left or right,
or select a screen indicator at the bottom of the screen. To customise the Apps screen, refer to
Managing the Apps screen.
Access additional
options.
An app
Screen indicators
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Indicator icons
Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table
below are most common.
The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the
status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.
Icon
Meaning
No signal
Signal strength
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
HSPA+ network connected
/
LTE network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
GPS activated
Smart stay or smart pause feature activated
Synced with the web
Connected to computer
No SIM or USIM card
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Mute mode activated
Vibration mode activated
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Icon
Meaning
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery power level
Notifications and quick setting panels
Using the notifications panel
When you receive new notifications, such as messages, indicator icons appear on the status
bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notifications panel and view the
details.
To open the notifications panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notifications
panel, drag the bar from the bottom of the screen upwards.
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You can use the following functions on the notifications panel.
Activate or
deactivate options.
Tap and hold
options to view
more detailed
settings.
Launch Settings.
View all quick
setting buttons.
Launch S Finder.
Launch Quick
Connect.
Tap a notification
and perform various
actions.
Clear all
notifications.
Adjust the
brightness.
Adjust the volume.
Rearranging quick setting buttons
To rearrange quick setting buttons on the notifications panel, tap
item, and then drag the item to another location.
→
, tap and hold an
Using the quick setting panel
You can activate or deactivate some features on the notifications panel. To activate or
deactivate more features, open the quick setting panel.
To open the quick setting panel, drag the status bar downwards with two fingers.
Alternatively, tap on the notifications panel. To close the quick setting panel, drag the bar
from the bottom of the screen upwards.
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Tap the following options to activate or deactivate them. You can view more detailed settings
if you tap and hold a button.
• Wi-Fi: Refer to Wi-Fi for more information.
• Location: Refer to Location for more information.
• Sound / Vibrate / Mute: Select a sound mode.
• Screen rotation: Allow or prevent the interface from rotating when you rotate the device.
Some apps do not allow screen rotation.
• Bluetooth: Refer to Bluetooth for more information.
• Adaptive display: When you activate this feature, the display is automatically optimised
for various apps.
• Mobile data: Refer to Data usage or Mobile networks for more information.
• Download booster: Refer to Download booster for more information.
• U. power saving: Refer to Ultra power saving mode for more information.
• Multi window: Refer to Multi window for more information.
• Toolbox: Refer to Toolbox for more information.
• Mobile hotspot: Refer to Tethering and Mobile hotspot for more information.
• Screen Mirroring: Refer to Screen Mirroring for more information.
• Sync: When you activated this feature, the device automatically sync apps, such as
calendar or email.
• Reading mode: When you activate this mode, the device helps protect your eyes when
reading at night.
• Smart stay: When you activate this feature, the screen stays on as long as you look at it.
• Smart pause: When you activate this feature, playback pauses when you look away from
the screen.
• Power saving: Refer to Power saving feature for more information.
• Blocking mode: Refer to Blocking mode for more information.
• Flight mode: Refer to Flight mode for more information.
• Private mode: Refer to Private mode for more information.
• Touch sensitivity: Refer to Increasing touch screen sensitivity for more information.
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Opening apps
On the Home screen or the Apps screen, select an app icon to open it.
To open the list of recently-used apps, tap
and select an app icon to open.
Closing an app
→ Task manager, and then tap End next to an app to close it. To close all running
Tap
→ Close all.
apps, tap End all. Alternatively, tap
Installing or uninstalling apps
Samsung Apps (GALAXY Apps)
Use this app to purchase and download apps.
Tap Samsung Apps (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
to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap Free. To purchase and
download apps where charges apply, tap the button that shows the app’s price.
To change the auto update settings, tap
then select an option.
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→ Settings → Auto update apps, and
Basics
Play Store
Use this app to purchase and download apps.
Tap Play Store on the Apps screen.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap
to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap
then select an option.
→ SETTINGS → Auto-update apps, and
Downloading suggested apps
You can view and download dedicated Galaxy device apps.
On the Classic Home screen, tap the GALAXY Essentials widget or the GALAXY Gifts widget,
and then tap next to an app.
To download all apps in the list, tap Download all.
Managing apps
Uninstalling or disabling apps
To disable default apps, open the Apps screen, tap → Uninstall/Disable apps.
the apps that you can disable. Select an app and tap Disable.
appears on
To uninstall downloaded apps, open the Apps screen, tap → Downloaded apps →
Uninstall. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Applications → Application
manager, select an app, and then tap Uninstall.
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Enabling apps
On the Apps screen, tap → Show disabled apps, select apps, and then tap Done.
Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Applications → Application manager,
scroll to DISABLED, select an app, and then tap Enable.
• Hiding apps: Hide apps in the Apps screen only. You can continue to use hidden
apps.
• Disabling apps: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the
device. You cannot use disabled apps.
• Uninstalling apps: Uninstall downloaded apps.
Entering text
Keyboard layout
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create memos, and
more.
Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
Suggested
keywords
Break to the next
line.
Delete a preceding
character.
Enter punctuation
marks.
Enter uppercase. For
all caps, tap it twice.
Move the cursor.
Change the
keyboard settings.
Enter a space.
Changing the input language
Tap → Select input languages, and then select the languages to use. If you select two or
more languages, you can switch between the input languages by sliding the space key left or
right.
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Using additional keyboard functions
Tap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of
the last function that was used.
depending on
• : Enter text by voice.
Change the
language.
Start or pause
entering text by
voice.
Open the keyboard.
• : Switch to handwriting mode.
Switch between
number mode and
character mode.
Switch to the
standard keyboard.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• : Add an item from the clipboard.
• : Change the keyboard settings.
• : Enter emoticons.
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• : Change the keyboard type. You can move the keyboard to another location by
.
dragging
Switch to the
standard keyboard.
Copying and pasting
1 Tap and hold over text.
2 Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text.
3 Tap Copy or Cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
4 Place the cursor where the text is to be inserted and tap → Paste. To paste text that
you have previously copied, tap
→ Clipboard and select the text.
Screen capture
Capture a screenshot while using the device.
Press and hold the Home button and the Power button simultaneously. The image is saved in
the Gallery → → Album → Screenshots folder. After capturing a screenshot, you can edit
the image and share it with others.
You can also capture screenshots using other methods. Refer to Palm swipe to capture for
more information.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps.
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My Files
About My Files
Use this app to access various files stored in the device or in other locations, such as cloud
storage services.
Tap My Files on the Apps screen. Alternatively, tap
on the Classic Home screen.
View files that are
grouped by date.
Access additional
options.
View shortcuts to
folders.
Search for files or
folders.
View storage
information.
View files by
categories.
Change the view
mode.
View the download
history.
View files stored in
the device.
Tap and use the following options:
• Select: Select files or folders to apply options.
• Delete: Delete files or folders.
• Add FTP: Add an FTP server shortcut in FOLDERS.
• Scan for Nearby Devices: Search for devices that have media sharing activated.
• Display options: Change the file display options.
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Viewing files
Tap My Files on the Apps screen.
Select a folder, tap , and then use one of the following options:
• Select: Select files or folders to apply options.
• Sort by: Sort files or folders.
• Add to favourite folders: Add a shortcut to a folder in FAVOURITE FOLDERS.
• Delete: Delete files or folders.
• Add shortcut to home: Add a shortcut to a file or a folder on the Classic Home screen.
• Add FTP: Add an FTP server shortcut in FOLDERS.
• Scan for Nearby Devices: Search for devices that have media sharing activated.
• Display options: Change the file display options.
Tap and hold a file or folder, and then use the following options:
• : Share files with others.
• : Delete files or folders.
• : Move files or folders to another folder.
• : Copy files or folders to another folder.
• → Rename: Rename a file or folder.
• → Add to favourite folders: Add a shortcut to a folder in FAVOURITE FOLDERS.
• → Add shortcut to home: Add a shortcut to a file or a folder on the Classic Home
screen.
• → Zip: Compress files or folders to create a zip file.
• → Details: View file or folder details.
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Power saving feature
Power saving mode
Save the battery power by limiting the device’s functions.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → Power saving, and then tap the Power
saving mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Power
saving to activate it.
Select from the following options:
• Restrict background data: Prevent apps that are running in the background from using a
mobile data connection.
• Restrict performance: Limit various options, such as turning off the backlight for the
Recent apps button and the Back button.
• Greyscale mode: Display colours on the screen as grey tones.
Ultra power saving mode
Use this mode to extend the device’s battery power. In ultra power saving mode, the device
performs the following:
• Displays colours on the screen as grey tones.
• Restricts the available apps to essential and selected apps only.
• Deactivates the mobile data connection when the screen turns off.
• Deactivates the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features.
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On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → Power saving, and tap the Ultra power
saving mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap U.
power saving to activate it.
Access additional
options.
Essential apps
Add more apps to
use.
Remaining battery
power
To add an app to the Home screen, tap
Estimated maximum
standby time
and select an app.
To remove an app from the Home screen, tap → Remove, select an app with
tap Done.
, and then
To change the settings for ultra power saving mode, such as network connectivity or sound,
tap → Settings.
To deactivate ultra power saving mode, tap → Disable ultra power saving mode.
The estimated maximum standby time shows the time remaining before the battery
power runs out if the device is not used. Standby time may vary depending on your
device settings and operating conditions.
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Viewing help information
To view help information to learn how to use the device and apps, open the Apps screen, tap
Help.
To view help information for an app while you are using the app, tap → Help.
Some apps may not include help information.
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Network connectivity
Mobile data
Connect the device to a mobile network to use the Internet or share media files with other
devices. Refer to Data usage for additional options.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Data usage, and then tick Mobile data.
Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Mobile data to activate it.
Wi-Fi
Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network to use the Internet or share media files with other
devices. Refer to Wi-Fi for additional options.
• 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.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the Wi-Fi switch
to activate it.
2 Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list. Networks that require a password appear
with a lock icon.
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.
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Network connectivity
Adding Wi-Fi networks
If the desired network does not appear in the Wi-Fi networks list, tap Add Wi-Fi network at
the bottom of the list. Enter the network name in Network SSID, select the security type and
enter the password if it is not an open network, and then tap Connect.
Activating Wi-Fi Passpoint
Wi-Fi Passpoint enables the device to search for and connect to a certified Wi-Fi network. You
can use the Passpoint feature to connect to public Wi-Fi networks that support automated
authentication. When you move to a new location, it will search for and connect to another
certified Wi-Fi network.
This feature may not be available depending on the region.
Tap → Advanced, and then tick Passpoint.
Using Smart network switch
Use this feature to maintain a stable network connection when you browse webpages,
download content, and more.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tick Smart network
switch. The device automatically switches from a Wi-Fi network to a mobile network when
the current Wi-Fi network is weak or unstable. When the Wi-Fi network signal becomes strong,
the device switches from the mobile network back to the Wi-Fi network.
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Download booster
Use this feature to download large files faster via Wi-Fi and mobile networks simultaneously. A
stronger Wi-Fi signal will provide a faster download speed.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Download booster, and then tap the
Download booster switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap
Download booster to activate it.
• You may incur additional charges when downloading files via a 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 only. The feature
cannot be used with other protocols, such as HTTPS or FTP.
Tethering and Mobile hotspot
About tethering and mobile hotspots
Use this feature to share the device’s mobile data connection with computers and other
devices if an Internet connection is unavailable. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi, USB, or
Bluetooth.
You may incur additional charges when using this feature.
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Using the mobile hotspot
Use your device as a mobile hotspot to share your device’s mobile data connection with other
devices.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Tethering and Mobile hotspot →
Mobile hotspot.
2 Tap the Mobile hotspot switch to activate it.
• 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
enter a password and tap Save.
and select the level of security. Then,
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.
Using USB tethering
Share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices via a USB cable.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
2 Connect your device to the computer via the USB cable.
3 Tick USB tethering.
appears on the status bar when the two devices are connected.
4 On the computer, use your device’s mobile data connection.
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Using Bluetooth tethering
Share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices via Bluetooth. Ensure that the
computer that you connect to supports the Bluetooth feature.
1 Pair your device with the other device via Bluetooth. Refer to Pairing with other Bluetooth
devices for more information.
2 On the Apps screen of your device, tap Settings → Connections → Tethering and
Mobile hotspot.
3 Tick Bluetooth tethering.
4 On the connected device, open the Bluetooth settings screen, tap
→ Internet access.
appears on the status bar when the two devices are connected.
5 On the connected device, use the device’s mobile data connection to access the Internet.
The connection methods may vary depending on the connected devices.
Internet
Browsing webpages
1 Tap Internet on the Apps screen.
2 Tap the address field. To change the search engine, tap the search engine icon next to the
web address field.
3 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go. To search the web by voice, tap
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To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen.
Open a new tab.
Access additional
options.
Close the tab.
Move to the
previously-visited
page.
View your
bookmarks, saved
pages, and recent
Internet history.
Open the
homepage.
Refresh the current
webpage.
Bookmark the
current webpage.
Read an article in
reading mode.
Setting the homepage
Tap Internet on the Apps screen.
Tap → Settings → Set homepage, and then select one of the following:
• Default page: Set the device’s default webpage as your homepage.
• Current page: Set the current webpage as your homepage.
• Most visited sites: Set the list of most-visited webpages as your homepage.
• Other: Set a preset webpage as your homepage.
While viewing a webpage, tap to open the homepage.
Managing the webpage history
Tap Internet on the Apps screen.
Tap
→ History to open a webpage from the list of recently-visited webpages.
To clear the history, tap Edit →
.
To delete webpages, tap Edit, tap and hold a webpage, select webpages to delete, and then
tap .
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Motions
Excessive shaking or impact on the device may result in unintended inputs. Control
motions properly.
Mute/Pause
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Motions, and then tap the Mute/Pause
switch to activate it.
Covering screen with hand
Cover the screen with your palm to mute alarms, or to pause media playback.
Tap Mute/Pause → Covering screen with hand.
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Smart pause
Playback pauses automatically when you look away from the screen. It resumes when you
look at the screen again.
Tap Mute/Pause → Smart pause.
Palm swipe to capture
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Motions, and then tap the Palm swipe to
capture switch to activate it.
Place the side of your hand on the screen and sweep it across the screen from the right to the
left or vice versa to capture a screenshot. The image is saved in the Gallery → → Album
→ Screenshots folder. After capturing a screenshot, you can edit the image and share it with
others.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps.
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Multi window
About Multi window
Use this feature to run two apps on the screen at the same time. You can use this feature to
view emails or use the Internet while you play a video simultaneously.
Launching Multi window
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Multi window, and then tap the Multi
window switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Multi
window to activate it.
2 Drag your finger from the right edge of the screen towards the middle of the screen to
open the Multi window tray. Alternatively, tap and hold
.
Multi Window
tray
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3 Tap and hold an app icon to launch from the Multi window tray, and then drag it to the
screen.
Release the app icon when the screen turns blue.
4 Tap and hold another app icon on the Multi window tray, and then drag it to a new
location.
App icons marked with
same time.
can be launched in separate windows on the screen at the
Creating a Multi window combination
Use this feature to save the combination of the currently-running Multi window apps.
1 Launch two apps in a split-screen Multi window.
2 Open the Multi window tray and tap → Create.
The Multi window combination is added at the top of the Multi window tray.
To delete Multi window combinations, open the Multi window tray, tap
Multi window combination, and then tap OK.
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→ Edit, select a
Motions & usability features
Adjusting the window size
Drag the circle between the app windows left or right to adjust the size of the windows.
Using Multi window options
When you use Multi window apps, select the app window and a blue frame will appear
around it. Tap the circle between the app windows to access the following options:
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• : Open a list of recently-used apps in the selected window.
• : Switch locations between Multi window apps.
• : 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.
• : Maximise the window.
• : Close the app.
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Rearranging apps on the Multi window tray
You can rearrange the apps on the Multi window tray.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Multi window, and then tap the Multi
window switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Multi
window to activate it.
2 Open the Multi window tray and tap
→ Edit.
The device displays the available apps that you can use on the Multi window tray.
3 Tap and hold an app and drag it to the Multi window tray.
4 Tap Done.
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Toolbox
You can easily launch various apps from the toolbox while using other apps.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Toolbox, and then tap the Toolbox switch
to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Toolbox to activate it.
appears on the screen.
To launch an app, tap
and select an app.
To move the toolbox, tap
and drag it to another location.
To change the apps in the toolbox, tap and hold
To hide the toolbox, tap and hold
, and then drag it to Edit.
, and then drag it to Remove.
Increasing touch screen sensitivity
Use this feature to operate the screen while wearing gloves.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Display, and then tick Increase touch
sensitivity. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Touch sensitivity to activate
it.
• Use leather gloves for better recognition while touching the screen. Other types of
material may not be recognised.
• For best results, tap the screen firmly while wearing gloves.
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Managing the Home and Apps screens
Managing the Classic Home screen
Adding items
Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Classic Home
screen.
To add widgets, open the Classic Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, tap Widgets, tap
and hold a widget, and then drag it to the Classic Home screen.
Moving and removing an item
Tap and hold an item on the Classic Home screen, and then drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
You can also move frequently-used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Classic
Home screen.
To remove an item, tap and hold the item. Then, drag it to Remove that appears at the top of
the screen.
Creating a folder
1 On the Classic Home screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it to Create folder that
appears at the top of the screen.
2 Enter a folder name.
3 Tap , select the apps to move to the folder, and then tap Done.
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Managing folders
To rename a folder, select a folder, and then tap the existing folder name. Enter a new name
for the folder and tap Done.
To change the colour of a folder, select a folder, tap , and then select a colour.
To move more apps to a folder, tap and hold an app, and then drag it to the folder.
To move an app from a folder, select a folder, tap and hold the app, and then drag it to a new
location.
Managing panels
On the Classic Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel.
To add a panel, scroll left to the last panel, and then tap
.
To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of
the screen.
To set a panel as the main Classic Home screen, tap
.
Managing the Content Home screen
The Content Home screen displays Content widgets. You can access an app directly by
selecting a Content widget on the Content Home screen.
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Adding a widget or panel
1 Pinch your fingers together on the Content Home screen.
2 On the Widgets screen, select a panel to edit or tap to create a new panel ( 1 ). Select
widgets to add to the panel from the bottom pane of the screen ( 2 ).
Scroll left or right on the bottom pane of the screen to view more widgets.
3 Tap Done.
Adjusting widget size
1 On the Content Home screen, tap and hold a widget you want to resize.
2 Adjust the size of the widget by dragging the frame around it.
3 Tap
to save the change.
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Moving a widget
1 On the Content Home screen, tap and hold a widget.
2 Tap and hold a widget and then drag it to a new location.
To arrange the widgets on the current panel in random locations, tap Change layout.
Removing a panel
1 Pinch your fingers together on the Content Home screen.
2 On the Widgets screen, tap and hold the panel to remove.
3 Drag the panel to Remove that appears at the top of the screen.
At least one panel must remain on the Content Home screen.
Managing the Apps screen
Changing view mode
On the Apps screen, tap → View as and select a sorting method.
Hiding apps
Hide apps that you do not want to see on the Apps screen.
On the Apps screen, tap → Hide apps, select apps, and then tap Done.
To display hidden apps, tap → Show hidden apps, select apps, and then tap Done.
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Moving items
On the Apps screen, tap → Edit. Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
To move an item to a new panel, drag it to Create page that appears at the top of the screen.
You can move folders only in the folder panel.
Creating folders
1 On the Apps screen, tap → Create folder.
2 Enter a folder name.
3 Tap , select the apps to move to the folder, and then tap Done.
The new folder is added to the folder panel of the Apps screen.
Managing folders
To rename a folder, select a folder and tap the existing folder name. Enter a new name for the
folder and tap Done.
To change the colour of a folder, select a folder, tap , and then select a colour.
To move more apps to a folder, tap → Edit, tap and hold an app, and then drag it to the
folder.
To move an app from a folder, tap → Edit, select a folder, tap and hold the app, and then
drag it to an app panel. If you move the app from the folder to the folder panel, a new folder
is created.
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Setting wallpaper and ringtones
Setting wallpaper
Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Classic Home screen or the
locked screen.
1 On the Classic Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Wallpapers.
Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Wallpaper.
2 Select a screen to change or apply wallpaper to.
3 Scroll left or right and select from images displayed at the bottom of the screen.
To select photos taken by the device’s camera or other images, tap More images.
4 Tap Set wallpaper or Done.
Changing ringtones
Change ringtones for notifications.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Sound.
To set a ringtone for notifications, tap Notifications, select a ringtone, and then tap OK.
Changing the screen lock method
You can change the way that you lock the screen to prevent others from accessing your
personal information.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Lock screen → Screen lock, and then select a
screen lock method. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it.
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Pattern
Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.
Set a backup PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
PIN
A PIN consists of numbers only. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password
again to verify it.
Password
A password consists of characters and numbers. Enter at least four characters including
numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Fingerprint
Register your fingerprints to unlock the screen. Refer to Finger Scanner for more information.
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Finger Scanner
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 button contains a fingerprint recognition sensor. Ensure that the Home button
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.
• To improve recognition performance, register fingerprints of the hand used most often to
perform tasks on the device.
• Do not drag your finger too quickly or slowly. Drag your finger at a moderate speed to
allow the device to recognise it.
• 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.
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Registering fingerprints
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Finger Scanner → Fingerprint manager.
2 If you are registering more fingerprints, a fingerprint recognition pop-up window
appears. Scan a registered fingerprint on the device and tap
.
3 Place your finger on the fingerprint area at the bottom centre of the screen.
4 Tap and hold the screen in the fingerprint area, and then drag your finger downwards
over the Home button.
Repeat this action using the same finger until the fingerprint is registered.
If you bend your finger or use a fingertip, the device may not recognise your
fingerprints.
5 Tap Done to finish scanning your fingerprint. Or, tap Register to register your thumbprint
for when you hold the device in one hand.
6 If a pop-up window appears requesting a password, enter the alternative password, tap
Continue, enter the alternative password again to verify it, and then tap OK. You can use
the alternative password instead of scanning your fingerprints.
7 If a fingerprint lock pop-up window appears, tap OK. You can use your fingerprints to
unlock the screen.
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Managing registered fingerprints
You can delete or rename your registered fingerprints.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Finger Scanner → Fingerprint manager.
To delete fingerprints, tap → Deregister, select fingerprints, and then tap
To rename a fingerprint, tap and hold a fingerprint, tap
then tap OK.
→ OK.
, and then enter a new name, and
Changing the alternative password
You can change the password that you use as an alternative to scanning your fingerprints.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Finger Scanner → Change alternative
password.
2 Scan a registered fingerprint or tap Alternative password.
3 Enter a new password and tap Continue.
4 Enter the password again and tap OK.
Unlocking the screen with fingerprints
You can unlock the screen with the registered fingerprints.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Finger Scanner → Screen lock →
Fingerprint. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Lock screen →
Screen lock → Fingerprint.
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 Samsung Apps
(GALAXY Apps).
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Finger Scanner → Verify Samsung account,
and then tap the switch at the top right of the screen to activate it. Enter your Samsung
account password and tap Done.
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Using fingerprints for purchases via PayPal
You can make purchases by scanning your fingerprints.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Finger Scanner → Pay with PayPal.
2 Tap Install under FIDO Ready™ support.
3 Tap Link under PayPal account.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to the PayPal website and register your
fingerprints.
Private mode
About private mode
Use this mode to prevent others from using or accessing specific content, such as images and
documents, stored on the device. You can save content to a specific location and deactivate
private mode to hide items securely.
Hiding content
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Private mode, and then tap the Private
mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Private
mode to activate it.
When you activate private mode for the first time, set an unlock code and a backup PIN.
2 Enter the private mode unlock code.
When this mode is activated,
appears at the top of the screen.
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3 To select items to hide, tap and hold an item in the list, tick items to select, and then tap
→ Move to Private.
Items that are moved to private mode appear with
on them.
4 When you have selected the items to hide, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device
→ Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch to deactivate it. Alternatively,
open the quick setting panel and tap Private mode to deactivate it.
The selected items will disappear from the screen.
Ensure that all files are saved or moved properly before deactivating private mode.
Viewing hidden content
You can only view hidden items when private mode is activated.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Private mode, and then tap the Private
mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Private
mode to activate it.
2 Enter the private mode unlock code.
3 On the Apps screen, tap My Files → Private.
All items moved in private mode appear on the screen.
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Multiple users
Set up additional user accounts for other users to use the device with personalised settings,
such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more. Following types of user accounts
are available.
• Owner: The owner account is created only when setting up the device for the first
time, and cannot be created more than one. This account has full control of the device
including user account management.
• User: This account allows users to access their own apps and content, and customise the
device settings that affect all accounts.
• Restricted profile: A restricted account can only access the apps and content allowed by
the owner account, and cannot use the services that require logging in.
Adding users
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Users.
2 Tap → User → OK → Set up now.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
Adding restricted profiles
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Users.
2 Tap → Restricted profile.
3 Set an unlock code, and then select the apps and content that restricted users are
allowed to access.
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Switching users
Tap at the top of the locked screen. Select the account to switch to, and then unlock the
device.
A user account
Managing users
When using the owner account, you can delete accounts or change the account settings.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Users.
2 Select an account under USERS & PROFILES. Then, select or deselect apps and content to
allow or restrict the account’s access to them.
To delete the account, tap
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Transferring data from your previous device
Using backup accounts
You can transfer backup data from your previous device to your new device using your
Google or Samsung account. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for more information.
Using Samsung Smart Switch
You can transfer data of the previous device to a new device via Smart Switch (for mobiles
and computers). Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for more information.
Samsung Smart Switch is not supported on some devices or computers.
Using Smart Switch Mobile
Use this app to transfer data from your previous iPhone or Android device to your new device.
You can download the app from Samsung Apps (GALAXY Apps) or Play Store.
1 On your device, tap Smart Switch Mobile.
2 On your device, select an option depending on the previous device type and follow the
on-screen instructions.
If the previous device is an Android device, ensure that the Smart Switch Mobile app is
installed on the device. Refer to the help for more information.
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Using Smart Switch with computers
Use this feature to import a backup of your data (from selected manufacturer’s
mobile devices) from a computer to your device. You can download the app from
www.samsung.com/smartswitch.
1 Back up data from a previous device to the computer. For more information, contact the
device’s manufacturer.
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
3 Connect your current device to the computer using the USB cable.
4 On the computer, click the manufacturer of the previous device and follow the on-screen
instructions to transfer data to your device.
Using Samsung Kies
Import a backup of your data from your computer via Samsung Kies to restore data on your
device. You can also back up data to the computer via Samsung Kies. Refer to Connecting with
Samsung Kies for more information.
Setting up accounts
Adding accounts
Some apps used on your device require a registered account. Create accounts to have the best
experience with your device.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → Accounts → Add account and select an
account service. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
To sync content with your accounts, select an account and tick items to sync.
Removing accounts
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → Accounts, select an account, and then tap
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Contacts
Adding contacts
Moving contacts from other devices
You can move contacts from other devices to your device. Refer to Transferring data from
your previous device for more information.
Creating contacts manually
1 On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
2 Tap and enter contact information.
• : Add an image.
• /
: Add or delete a contact field.
3 Tap Save.
Creating contacts from business cards
Take a photo of a business card and extract contact information from it.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
2 Tap → Business cards → .
To select or add languages to recognise, tap → Target language.
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3 Place a business card on the flat surface.
4 Adjust the device to fit the card inside the frames on the screen. When the frames
turn green, the device automatically takes a photo. The device also reads the contact
information from the business card and converts it to a contact entry.
• If the device does not take the photo automatically, tap
.
• To take photos of business cards manually, tap → Auto capture → Off.
• To extract text from a stored image, tap → Load image.
5 Edit or add more information and tap Save.
Managing contacts
Editing a contact
1 On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
2 Select a contact to edit and tap .
3 Edit the contact information or tap Add another field to add more contact information.
4 Tap Save.
Deleting a contact
Select a contact to delete and tap
.
Sharing a contact
Select a contact to share, tap → Share name card via, and then select a sharing method.
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Managing groups
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Groups.
Creating a new group
Tap
, enter a group name, and then tap Save.
Adding contacts to a group
Select a group, and then tap → Add member. Select contacts to add, and then tap Done.
Deleting a group
Tap → Delete groups, select user-added groups, and then tap Done.
Sending a message to group members
Select a group, tap → Send message or Send email, select members, tap Done, enter a
message, and then tap the send button.
Merging contacts with accounts
Merge contacts that are saved in the device with your accounts.
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
Tap → Merge accounts → Merge with Google or Merge with Samsung.
Importing and exporting contacts
Import contacts from storage services to your device or export contacts from the device to
storage services.
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
Tap → Settings → Import/Export, and then select an import or export option.
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Searching for contacts
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Drag a finger along the index at the left side of the contacts list to scroll through it
quickly.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts.
• : Compose a message.
• : Compose an email.
Adding shortcuts for contacts to the Classic Home screen
Add shortcuts to contacts that you frequently communicate with on the Classic Home screen.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.
2 Select a contact.
3 Tap → Add shortcut to home.
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Messages
Sending messages
Send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS).
You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are
roaming.
1 Tap Messages on the Apps screen.
2 Tap .
3 Add recipients and enter a message.
Select contacts from the
contacts list.
Enter recipients.
Access additional options.
Enter a message.
Send the message.
Attach files.
4 Tap
to send the message.
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While composing a message, tap to use one of the following options:
• Add to Contacts: Add the contact to the contacts list.
• View contact: View the contact’s information.
• Add text: Insert a contact information, message template, and more into the message.
• Insert smiley: Enter emoticons.
• Add subject: Enter a subject.
• Add slide: Add message slides.
• Schedule message: Set a specified time and date for a message to be sent.
• Discard: Cancel composing the message.
• Font size: Change the font size of text in the text field.
Sending scheduled messages
While composing a message, tap → Schedule message. Set a time and date and tap OK.
• If the device is turned off at the scheduled time, is not connected to the network,
or the network is unstable, the message will not be sent.
• This feature is based on the time and date set on the device. Messages may be sent
at an incorrect time if you move across time zones or the network does not update
the information.
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Viewing incoming messages
Incoming messages are grouped into message threads by contact. Select a contact to view
the person’s messages.
You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are
roaming.
While viewing a message, tap to use one of the following options:
• View contact: View the contact’s information.
• Add to Contacts: Add the contact to the contacts list.
• Add text: Insert a contact information, message template, and more into the message.
• Add recipient: Add recipients to send the message to.
• Insert smiley: Enter emoticons.
• Add subject: Enter a subject.
• Add slide: Add message slides.
• Schedule message: Set a specified time and date from a message to be sent.
• Add to priority senders / Remove from priority senders: Add contacts to or remove
them from the priority senders list.
• Add to spam numbers / Remove from spam numbers: Identify a phone number as
spam or remove a phone number from the spam list.
• Discard: Cancel composing the message.
• Select: Select messages to apply options.
• Delete threads: Delete message threads.
• Draft messages: View messages saved for later delivery.
• Locked messages: View locked messages.
• Scheduled messages: View scheduled messages.
• Spam messages: View spam messages.
• Font size: Change the font size of text in the text field.
• Settings: Change message settings.
• Help: View help information about sending and managing messages.
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Email
Setting up email accounts
Tap Email on the Apps screen.
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
Enter the email address and password. Tap Next for a private email account, such as Google
Mail, or tap Manual setup for a company email account. After that, follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap → Settings → Add account.
If you have more than two email accounts, you can set one as the default account. Tap →
Settings, select an account, and then tap Default account.
Sending messages
Tap Email on the Apps screen.
Tap
at the top of the screen to compose a message.
Send the message.
Discard the
message.
Access additional
options.
Add recipients.
Add a CC or BCC.
Enter a subject.
Insert files into the
message, or use
editing options.
Enter a message.
Attach images,
videos and others.
Save the message
for later delivery.
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Messages & email
Accessing additional options
While composing a message, tap and access additional options.
• Schedule sending: Send the message at a scheduled time.
• If the device is turned off at the scheduled time, is not connected to the network,
or the network is unstable, the message will not be sent.
• This feature is based on the time and date set on the device. Messages may be sent
at an incorrect time if you move across time zones or the network does not update
the information.
• Priority: Select a message’s priority level.
• Security options: Set security options for the message.
Reading messages
Tap Email on the Apps screen.
Select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve new
messages, tap .
Tap a message to read.
Forward the
message.
Delete the message.
Add this email
address to the
contacts list or view
other options.
Access additional
options.
Mark the message
as a reminder.
Open attachments.
Reply to the
message.
Change the screen
layout.
Compose a
message.
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Camera
Basic shooting
Taking photos or recording videos
1 Tap Camera on the Apps screen.
2 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
When the subject is in focus, the focus frame turns green.
3 Tap
to take a photo or tap
to record a video.
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
• 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 .
Display current mode.
Switch between the
front and rear cameras.
Start recording a video.
Take a photo.
Camera shortcuts
Change the shooting
mode.
Change camera settings.
View photos and videos
you have captured.
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• The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• Make sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in
some modes that require high resolutions.
• The front camera lens is suitable for taking wide-angle photos. Minor distortion
may occur in wide-angle photos and does not indicate device performance
problems.
Reorganising camera shortcuts
You can reorganise camera shortcuts for fast and easy access on the preview screen. Tap
the preview screen. Tap and hold an item and drag it to a slot at the left of the screen.
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.
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Camera
Remote viewfinder
Use your device as a viewfinder for another device. You can control the other device remotely
to take photos or videos from a distance. Your device displays the same image that is
displayed on the connected device.
1 Tap Camera on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Remote viewfinder.
3 Tap Wi-Fi Direct settings to connect to another device.
4 Tap the image on the preview screen where the device should focus.
5 Tap to take the photo displayed on the connected device’s viewfinder.
Ensure that the device you want to connect to supports the remote viewfinder mode.
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Shooting modes
Auto
Use this mode to allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal
mode for the photo.
On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Auto.
Beauty face
Use this mode to take a photo with lightened faces for gentler images.
On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Beauty face.
Shot & more
Use this mode to take a series of photos and modify them by applying various effects using
in Gallery.
the shooting modes. The device identifies the photos with
The zoom function is not available while taking photos in this mode.
1 Tap Camera on the Apps screen.
2 Tap MODE → Shot & more.
3 Tap .
The device takes a series of photos and displays the available shooting modes.
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4 Select a shooting mode and apply an effect to the photos.
• Best photo: Take a series of photos and save the best one. To view other photos in the
series, scroll left or right. The device recommends the best photo and identifies it with
.
• Best face: Take multiple group shots at the same time and combine them to create the
best possible image. Tap the white frame on each face and choose the best individual
pose for each subject from the poses that appear at the bottom of the screen. Then,
merge the images into a single photo. The device recommends the best photo and
identifies it with .
• Drama shot: Take a series of photos and combine them to create an image that shows
motion trails. Extend the motion trail in the image by selecting more photos from the
bottom of the screen. To edit the motion trails of selected photos, tap and select
a photo. Tap Restore to display subject’s motion trails or tap Remove to erase the
motion trails. Edit the photo as desired and tap Done.
• Eraser: Erase unwanted moving objects. Tap
Tap to restore the original photo.
to erase unwanted moving objects.
• Panning shot: Apply an effect to the subject’s background that makes the subject
appear to be moving fast. Tap Objects to select a subject. Tap Motion blur to change
the angle of blurring to apply to the background. Tap Angle → and draw a circle
with your finger around the large circle to adjust the angle of blurring. To adjust the
level of background blurring, tap Motion blur and drag the adjustment bar.
5 When you are finished editing photos, tap Save.
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Panorama
Use this mode to take a photo composed of many photos strung together. The device
in Gallery.
identifies the photo with
On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Panorama.
To get the best shot, follow these tips:
• Move the camera slowly in one direction.
• Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder.
• Avoid taking photos of indistinct backgrounds, such as an empty sky or a plain
wall.
HDR (Rich tone)
Use this mode to take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark
areas.
On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → HDR (Rich tone).
Without effect
With effect
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Dual Camera
When you take a landscape photo with the rear camera, the photo or video captured by the
front camera appears in an inset window, or vice versa. Use this feature to take a beautiful
landscape photo and a self-portrait simultaneously.
On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Dual Camera to switch to dual camera mode.
Tap to take a photo or tap to record a video.
Switch between the
front and rear
cameras.
Tap to resize it or
move the location.
Select among
various styles that
are available.
• You can record videos in dual camera mode for up to 5 minutes in Full HD and up
to 10 minutes in HD or VGA.
• While recording videos in this mode, sound is recorded by the internal
microphone.
Managing shooting modes
Select the shooting modes to appear on the mode selection screen.
On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Manage modes.
Downloading shooting modes
Download more shooting modes from Samsung Apps (GALAXY Apps).
On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Download.
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Camera settings
On the Apps screen, tap Camera → . Not all of the following options are available in both
still camera and video camera modes.
• Picture size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. But it takes up
more memory.
• Burst shots: Take a series of photos of moving subjects.
• Picture stabilisation: Set the device to automatically detect darker conditions and adjust
the brightness of the photo without the flash.
This option is not available when you record videos.
• Face detection: Set the device to recognise people’s faces and help you take photos of
them.
• ISO: Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. It is measured in filmcamera equivalents. Low values are for stationary or brightly-lit objects. Higher values are
for fast-moving or poorly-lit objects.
• Metering modes: Select a metering method. This determines how light values are
calculated. Centre-weighted measures background light in the centre of the scene. Spot
measures the light value at a specific location. Matrix averages the entire scene.
• Tap to take pics: Tap the image on the preview screen to take photos.
• Save as: Set the device to save both the rich tone photo and original photo, or only the
rich tone photo.
• Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. But it takes up
more memory.
• Recording mode: Change the recording mode.
• Video stabilisation: Activate or deactivate anti-shake. Anti-shake helps focus when the
camera is moving.
• Effects: Select a filter effect to use when taking photos or recording videos. To download
more effects, tap Download. To change the order of effects or hide effects from the list,
tap Manage effects.
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• Flash: Activate or deactivate the flash.
• Timer: Use this for delayed-time shots.
• View mode: Change the aspect ratio of the preview screen.
• Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• To improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal may be
obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather
conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the GPS tag setting.
• Storage location: Select the memory location for storage.
• Review pics/videos: Set the device to show photos or videos after capturing them.
• Remote viewfinder: Set the device to use as a viewfinder and control the other device to
take photos or record videos. Refer to Remote viewfinder for more information.
• White balance: Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour
range. The settings are designed for specific lighting situations. These settings are similar
to the heat range for white-balance exposure in professional cameras.
• Exposure value: Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the
camera’s sensor receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
• Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Volume key: Set the device to use the Volume button to control the shutter or zoom
function.
• Voice control: Set the device to take photos with voice commands.
• Help: View help information for using the camera.
• Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
The available options vary depending on the mode used.
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Gallery
Viewing photos or videos
Viewing content on the device
On the Apps screen, tap Gallery and select an image or a video.
Video files show the
icon on the preview thumbnail.
To hide or show the menu bar and the preview thumbnails, tap the screen.
Search for other
devices to view the
image.
Modify the image.
Move to the
previous screen.
Access additional
options.
Delete the image.
Send the image to
others.
Viewing content stored on other devices
Search for photos and videos that are stored on other devices and view it on your device.
Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
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Accessing content on a nearby device
Tap and select a device in NEARBY DEVICES to access content. You can view the photos
and videos on the devices that have the content sharing feature activated.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Nearby devices, and then tap the
Nearby devices switch to activate it. Refer to Nearby devices for more settings.
Selecting a sorting option
The images or videos on your device can be sorted by time or album. You can also filter
images and videos by category, such as people.
On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → , and then select a sorting option.
Accessing additional options
On the Apps screen, tap Gallery and select an image or a video. Tap and use the following
options.
• More info: View more information about the file.
• Copy to clipboard: Copy the file to the clipboard.
• Studio: Edit images or videos in studio mode. Refer to Editing photos or videos for more
information.
• Rotate left: Rotate anticlockwise.
• Rotate right: Rotate clockwise.
• Crop: Crop the image.
• Rename: Rename the file.
• Slideshow: Start a slideshow with the images in the current folder.
• Set as: Set the image as wallpaper or a contact image.
• Print: Print the image by connecting the device to a printer. Refer to Mobile printing for
more information.
• Settings: Change the Gallery settings.
The available options may differ depending on the selected file.
To select multiple files from the file list, tap and hold a file, and then tap the other files.
When the files are selected, you can share or delete them at the same time or tap to access
additional options.
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Editing photos or videos
Photo studio
Edit images by applying various effects.
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Studio → Photo studio.
3 Select an image to edit.
4 Edit the image by applying various effects.
Decorate the image
by adding stickers.
Crop the image.
Draw on the image.
Rotate the image.
Insert a frame on the
image.
Adjust the
saturation or
brightness of the
image.
Apply effects to the
image.
5 When you are finished editing the image, tap
6 Enter a filename and tap OK.
→ Save as.
The edited photo is saved in the Studio folder. To open the folder, tap Gallery →
Album → Studio.
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→
Gallery
Collage studio
Combine several images together to create a collage.
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Studio → Collage studio.
3 Select images to combine and tap Done.
4 Edit the image by applying various effects.
Add images.
Delete the image.
Delete the image.
Hide the image
panel.
Change the collage
style.
Change the split
layout.
5 When you are finished editing the images, tap Save.
The edited image is saved in the Studio folder. To open the folder, tap Gallery →
Album → Studio.
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→
Gallery
Shot & more
Apply various effects to the images you have taken.
Only photos taken in shot & more mode can be selected.
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Studio → Shot & more.
3 Select an image to edit.
4 Edit the image by applying various effects.
Create an image
that shows motion
trails.
Erase moving
objects from the
background.
Create the best
possible image.
Save the best photo.
Make the subject
appear to be
moving quickly.
5 When you are finished editing the image, tap Save.
The edited image is saved in the Studio folder. To open the folder, tap Gallery →
Album → Studio.
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Gallery
Video editor
Edit or create videos with multiple images and videos.
To use this feature, you need to download and install the required app.
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Studio → Video editor.
3 Select a theme to apply and tap Done.
4 Select videos to edit.
You can also select images to create a video.
5 Edit the video by applying various effects.
Add background
music or apply
sound effects to the
video clip.
Undo or redo the
last action.
Edit the video clip
automatically.
Add more images.
Access additional
options.
Add more videos.
Save the video clip.
Record a video.
Play the video clip.
Split or trim the
videos, or change
order of videos.
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6 When you are finished editing the video, tap Export.
7 Select a save option and tap OK.
The edited video is saved in the Export folder. To open the folder, tap Gallery →
Album → Export.
→
Video trimmer
Trim video segments.
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Studio → Video trimmer.
3 Select a video to edit.
4 Move the start bracket to the desired starting point, move the end bracket to the desired
ending point, tap Done.
Current position
Start bracket
End bracket
5 Enter a filename, and then tap OK to save the video.
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Gallery settings
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Settings.
3 Use the following options:
• Social network data management → Sync via Wi-Fi only: Set the device to sync
content only when the Wi-Fi connection is activated.
• Tags → Tag buddy: Tag photos with information, such as date and location. To edit
tags, tap the information on an image, tap , edit the details, and then tap Done.
• Tags → Face tag: Assign tags to faces in an image. A yellow frame appears around a
face when it is detected. Select the face, tap Add name, and then select a contact to
identify the face tag. When the face tag appears on an image, tap it and access various
options, such as sending a message to the person.
When you use Face tag, face recognition may fail depending on the face angle,
face size, skin colour, facial expression, light conditions, or accessories the subject is
wearing.
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Multimedia
Music
Playing music
Tap Music on the Apps screen.
Select a music category, and then select a song to play.
Adjust the volume.
Search for other
devices to play the
file.
Access additional
options.
Set the file as your
favourite song.
View a list of
recommended
songs based on the
song that is
currently playing.
Turn on shuffle.
Change the repeat
mode.
Open the playlist.
Add the song to a
playlist.
Skip to the previous
song. Tap and hold
to move backwards
quickly.
Skip to the next
song. Tap and hold
to move forwards
quickly.
Pause and resume
playback.
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To listen to songs at equal volume levels, tap → Settings → Advanced, and then tick Smart
volume.
When Smart volume is activated, the volume may end up louder than the device
volume level. Use caution to avoid long-term exposure to loud sounds to prevent
damage to your hearing.
Smart volume may not be activated for some files.
To set a personalised sound while listening to songs with a headset, tap → Settings →
Advanced → Adapt Sound → On.
When you activate this option for the first time, tap Start to adjust the sound. The device
starts a series of sound tests to adjust the sound level and starts to beep. Tap Yes if you can
hear the beep or No if you cannot. Repeat this step for each test until the sound adjustment is
finished. Then, tick Music sound and tap Done to apply the option when you listen to music.
When you turn the volume up to level 14 or higher, the adapt sound option is not
applied to music playback. If you turn the volume down to level 13 or lower, the
option is reapplied.
Setting a song as alarm tone
To use the currently-playing song as an alarm tone, tap → Set as → From the beginning or
Auto recommendations, select an option, and then tap Done.
Creating playlists
Make an own selection of songs.
Tap Music on the Apps screen.
Tap Playlists → → Create playlist. Enter a title and tap OK. Tap
and then tap Done.
To add the currently-playing song to a playlist, tap
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, select songs to include,
and select the playlist.
Multimedia
Playing music by mood
Use this feature to play music that suits your mood.
Tap Music on the Apps screen.
Tap Music square. Songs are automatically categorised by mood. Tap a mood cell or drag
multiple cells to listen to the music in the cells.
Song categories are based on available information about the song. Some songs may
not be categorised in mood cells.
Playing music stored on other devices
Search for music that is stored on other devices and play it on your device.
Tap Music on the Apps screen.
Accessing music on a nearby device
Tap Nearby devices and select a device to access and play music. You can play the song on
the devices with the content sharing feature activated.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Nearby devices, and then tap the
Nearby devices switch to activate it. Refer to Nearby devices for more settings.
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Video
Playing videos
Tap Video on the Apps screen.
Select a video to play.
Search for other
devices to play the
file.
Switch to the
pop-up video player.
Access additional
options.
Make the display
tone more vivid.
Adjust the volume.
Move forwards or
backwards by
dragging the bar.
Pause and resume
playback.
Move the control
panel to the left.
Move the control
panel to the right.
Open the playlist.
Change screen ratio.
Skip to the previous
video. Tap and hold
to move backwards
quickly.
Skip to the next
video. Tap and hold
to move forwards
quickly.
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Using the pop-up video player
Use this feature to use other apps without closing the video player. While watching videos,
to use the pop-up video player.
tap
Spread two fingers apart on the screen to enlarge the player or pinch to reduce it. To move
the player, drag the player to another location.
Capturing images
To use this feature, during playback, tap → Settings, tick Capture, and then tap Close.
Tap
to capture an image from the video during playback.
Sharing or deleting videos
Tap Video on the Apps screen.
Tap and hold a video, tap , and then select a sharing method.
Tap → Delete, select videos, and then tap Done.
Editing videos
Tap Video on the Apps screen.
Select a video, tap → Edit → Studio → Video trimmer. Move the start bracket to the
desired starting point, move the end bracket to the desired ending point, tap Done, enter a
filename, and then tap OK to save the video.
To edit videos using a video editor app, select a video and tap → Edit → Video Editor.
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Playing videos stored on other devices
Search for videos that are stored in other devices and play them on your device.
Tap Video on the Apps screen.
Accessing a video on a nearby device
Tap Nearby devices and select a device to access and play the video. You can play the video
on devices that have the content sharing feature activated.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Nearby devices, and then tap the
Nearby devices switch to activate it. Refer to Nearby devices for more settings.
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Useful apps and features
Kids Mode
Starting Kids Mode
Use this widget to provide a fun and safe environment for children by restricting children’s
access to certain apps or content.
Before you use this widget, you need to download and install it. On the Classic Home screen,
tap Kids Mode → Install.
To start kids mode, tap Kids Mode on the Classic Home or Apps screen. When it is installed,
the widget appears on the Classic Home and App screens.
When you launch this widget for the first time, tap Set PIN at the bottom of the screen. Then,
follow the on-screen instructions.
If the Kids Mode widget is accidentally uninstalled, you can reinstall it. On the Classic
Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, tap Widgets, tap and hold the Kids Mode
widget. Drag the widget to the Classic Home screen and tap Kids Mode to reinstall it.
Kids mode home screen
The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of apps in kids mode.
Newly added apps
Kids Gallery
Kids Media
Kids Camera
Kids Drawing
Exit kids mode.
Kids Voice Recorder
Access parental
controls.
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Use this app to view saved images, drawings, voice recordings, and media files that you allow
your child to access.
Use this app to play videos. Before you use this app, add videos that are saved on the device
to the app. Refer to Parental control for more information.
Use this app to create a drawing with a pen, a brush, and more.
Use this app to record or play voice recordings.
Use this app to take photos or record videos.
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Kids mode play area
Scroll right on the Home screen to open kids mode play area.
You can interact with characters, background objects, and more.
Parental control
Use this feature to set restrictions for kids mode to control access to content and apps. You
can change kids mode settings, usage time limits, and more.
On the Home screen, tap
and enter the PIN.
To exit parental control, press the Home button.
• Children’s name: View and edit children’s profile.
• Activity: View information about how your children use the device, such as playing
duration and frequently-used apps.
• Daily playtime limit: Set a time limit to manage your children’s usage.
• Applications: View and add apps that are allowed to be used in kids mode.
• Media: Allow your children to access certain images and videos saved on the device.
• General: Configure kids mode settings.
• Kids Store: Download apps for kids from Samsung Apps (GALAXY Apps).
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Useful apps and features
S Finder
Use this app to search for content on the device. You can apply various filters and view the
search history.
Open the notifications panel and tap S Finder.
Searching for content
Tap the search field and enter a keyword, or tap
and say a keyword.
To get more refined results, tap filters under the search field.
To update the list of search results, tap → Refresh.
To set the search parameters using the available filters, tap → Settings → Filter → Select
filters.
To select search categories, tap → Settings → Search → Select search category.
Managing the search history
You can view or delete your past searches. Select a previous search item to item to perform
the search again.
To delete the history, tap → Settings → Search → Delete history, select search keywords,
and then tap Done.
To set the device to not save the search history, tap → Settings → Search, and deselect
Save search history.
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S Planner
Starting S Planner
Use this app to manage events and tasks.
Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
Go to today's date.
Create events or
tasks.
Access additional
options.
Change the view
mode.
Search for events or
tasks.
Tap and use the following:
• Go to: Move to a specific date.
• Delete: Delete events or tasks.
• Calendars: Select the calendars to display.
• Sync: Sync events and tasks with your accounts.
• Settings: Change settings for S Planner.
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Creating events or tasks
1 Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
2 Tap . Alternatively, select a date with no events or tasks in it and tap the date again.
If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap
.
3 Select either event or task and enter details.
• Event: Set a start and end date for an event. You can set an optional repeat setting.
• Task: Add a task to do on a specific date. You can set an optional priority setting.
Select a calendar to
use or sync with.
Select an item.
Enter a title.
Attach a map
showing the
location of the
event.
Set a start and end
date for the event.
Add more details.
4 Tap Done to save the event or task.
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Syncing events and tasks with your accounts
Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
To sync events and tasks with your accounts, tap → Sync.
To add accounts to sync with, tap → Calendars → Add account. Then, select an account
to sync with and sign in. When an account is added, a green circle is displayed next to the
account name.
To change an account’s syncing option, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → General →
Accounts, and then select an account service.
Deleting events or tasks
Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
To delete events or tasks, tap → Delete, select the events or tasks, and then tap Done → OK.
To delete an event or task while viewing it, tap → Delete → OK.
To mark tasks as completed, tap a date that has tasks in it and tick completed tasks.
Sharing events or tasks
Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.
To share an event or task while viewing it, tap → Share via, and then select a sharing
method.
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Useful apps and features
S Voice
About S Voice
Use this app to command the device by voice to perform various features.
Tap S Voice on the Apps screen. Alternatively, press the Home button twice.
To deactivate the access by pressing the Home button, tap → Settings → Wake-up, and
then deselect Open via the home key.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Setting the language
Tap → Settings → General → Language, and then select a language.
The selected language is applied to S Voice only, not to the language displayed on
the device.
Using S Voice
When you launch S Voice, the device starts voice recognition and the microphone icon turns
red.
Say a voice command.
If you say a command and the device recognises it, the microphone icon at the bottom of the
screen flashes green. Then, the device performs the 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.
Waking up S Voice in standby mode
If S Voice is not used for a certain period, it automatically switches to standby mode.
Tap the microphone icon or say “Hi Galaxy” to the device to resume voice recognition.
Changing the wake-up command
You can change the wake-up command from “Hi Galaxy”. The wake-up command is used to
launch S Voice when the device is in standby mode.
Tap → Settings → Wake-up → Voice wake-up → Set wake-up command.
Disabling voice feedback
Tap → Disable Voice feedback. The device stops providing voice feedback when you say
commands.
Correcting unwanted voice commands
You can edit the voice commands if the device does not recognise them correctly.
To correct a voice command, tap the last speech bubble that contains your spoken text and
edit the text with the keyboard.
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Calculator
Use this app for simple or complex calculations.
Tap Calculator on the Apps screen.
You can see the calculation history on the left side of the screen.
To clear the history, tap
.
Clock
Alarm
On the Apps screen, tap Clock → Alarm.
Setting alarms
Tap in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set
other various alarm options, and then tap Save. To activate or deactivate alarms, tap next
to the alarm in the alarms list.
• Snooze: Set an interval and the number of times for the alarm to repeat after the preset
time.
• Smart alarm: Set a time and tone for the smart alarm. A smart alarm starts at a low
volume a few minutes before a preset alarm is scheduled to sound. The volume of the
smart alarm increases gradually until you turn it off or the preset alarm sounds.
Stopping alarms
Drag outside the large circle to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze
outside the large circle to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time.
option, drag
Deleting alarms
Tap → Delete, select alarms, and then tap Done.
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World clock
On the Apps screen, tap Clock → World clock.
Creating clocks
Tap
and enter a city name or select a city from the cities list.
To apply summer time, tap and hold a clock, and then tap
.
Deleting clocks
Tap → Delete, select clocks, and then tap Delete.
WatchON
About WatchON
Use this app to connect to a TV and use the device as a remote control. You can search for and
select TV programmes and control channels with your device.
Tap WatchON on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Connecting to a TV
1 Tap WatchON on the Apps screen.
2 Select a region and the broadcast service, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
The available TV programmes appear.
Using the device as a remote control
You can turn the TV on or off, browse channels, or adjust the volume level on the TV using the
device as a remote control.
1 Tap WatchON on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Set up WatchON remote.
3 Select the TV brand and tap Next.
4 Ensure that the device’s infrared port is facing the TV and tap
. Then, tap Yes if the
device turns on the TV.
If the device does not turn on the TV, tap No, and then repeat this until the TV recognises
the signal.
5 Tap VOL. Then, tap Yes if the device adjusts the volume.
If the device does not adjust the volume, tap No, and then repeat this until the TV
recognises the signal.
6 When the setup is completed, tap Done.
To set up the device as a remote control for a set-top box, tap Next and follow the onscreen instructions.
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7 Tap
to open the remote control panel.
Turn the TV on or
off.
TV control menus
Additional functions
Watching TV using the device
Select a TV programme from the list of available programmes to watch on the connected TV.
Ensure that the device’s infrared port is facing the TV.
1 Tap WatchON on the Apps screen.
2 Select a category at the top of the screen.
3 Select a TV programme and tap Watch on TV.
The selected programme will be shown on the connected TV.
4 Tap
to change channels or adjust the volume.
The remote control panel appears on the screen.
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Setting programme reminders
1 Select a TV programme to watch.
2 Tap and set an alarm to remind you of the TV programme’s start time.
The alarm goes off at the preset time.
WebEx
About WebEx
Use this app to host and attend teleconferences. You can use various features, such as content
sharing and HD video meeting.
Before using this app
• Ensure that the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• Ensure that you have a WebEx account.
• This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• This app may not work properly depending on firewall and network status.
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Signing up for an account
1 Tap WebEx on the Apps screen.
2 Tap Create an account on the sign in screen.
3 The webpage for joining WebEx will appear on the screen.
You cannot use this app if a pop-up window appears on the screen informing that
WebEx is not available in the region.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the account.
Some features are not available when the trial period expires. Switch to a paid
account to use all WebEx features. Refer to the WebEx website for more information.
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Creating a meeting session
1 Tap WebEx on the Apps screen and tap Sign in.
2 Enter the password and tap Sign in.
3 The WebEx screen appears on the device.
Create a meeting
session.
Refresh the meeting
list.
Join a meeting
session by entering
a session number.
4 Tap to create a meeting session.
5 Enter a topic for the meeting, set a password, and then tap Start now.
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6 Tap → Connect using Internet.
7 The microphone will be turned on and
appears at the top right of the screen. You can
have an audio meeting with others.
Turn the
microphone on or
off.
Start or end a video
meeting.
Start or end an
audio meeting.
Share the screen.
End the meeting
session.
Check the meeting
information.
Invite people or
remind invitees
about the meeting.
View the session
number.
View the
participants and
chat with them.
Inviting people to a meeting
Invite others to a meeting by sending an invitation email. You can also share a session
number or the session’s phone number with others to invite them to a meeting.
Inviting people by email
1 Tap → Invite by email.
2 Enter an email address and tap Send invitation.
Inviting people by sending a session phone number
You can invite others to a meeting by sharing the session phone number. A session phone
number is created when you create a meeting session. It is provided in the invitation email
along with other meeting information.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Joining a meeting session
To join a meeting, use one of the following methods.
Joining a meeting by session number
1 Tap WebEx on the Apps screen.
2 Sign in to your WebEx account.
3 Tap → Join by number.
4 Enter a session number to join and tap Join.
A session number is created when a host creates a meeting session. If you do not know
the number, contact the host.
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5 Tap → Connect using Internet.
6 The microphone will be turned on and
appears at the top right of the screen. You can
have an audio meeting with others.
Joining a meeting by selecting one in My Meetings
1 Tap WebEx on the Apps screen.
2 Sign in to your WebEx account.
3 Select a meeting in My Meetings and tap Join.
4 Tap → Connect using Internet.
5 The microphone will be turned on and
appears at the top right of the screen. You can
join the audio meeting.
Joining a meeting from an invitation email
When someone invites you to a meeting, you will receive an invitation email.
1 Open the invitation email and tap the link in the email.
2 WebEx launches and the sign in screen appears.
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3 Sign in to your WebEx account.
If you are already signed in to your account, a meeting screen will appear on the screen.
4 Tap → Connect using Internet.
5 The microphone will be turned on and
appears at the top right of the screen. You can
have an audio meeting with others.
Joining a meeting by calling a session phone number
You can join a meeting by calling the session’s phone number on a smartphone. Call the
session phone number provided in the invitation email.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Running a meeting
Running a video meeting
1 Tap → Start my video.
2 Your image is displayed at the bottom left of the screen.
To stop the video meeting, tap
→ Stop my video.
Running an audio meeting
1 Tap → Connect using Internet.
2 The microphone will be turned on and
appears at the top right of the screen.
To mute your sound, tap . The icon changes to .
To stop the audio meeting, tap
→ Leave audio conference.
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Chatting with participants
1 Tap to view the participants list.
2 Select an account name and tap Chat.
3 Chatting window appears on the screen.
To chat with all participants, tap
→ Chat with everyone.
Sharing the screen
Share the current screen on your device with participants. Only the person designated as
the presenter can share one’s screen. The person who creates a meeting is designated as the
presenter at the beginning of a meeting.
1 Tap Share screen at the top of the screen if you are the presenter.
2 If you are using this feature for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions.
3 Tap Share screen in the pop-up window.
4 When the screen sharing feature is activated, will appear at the top right of the screen.
The content on the screen of the presenter’s device will be displayed on the screens of
the participants’ devices.
Stopping the screen sharing feature
Tap
→ Stop sharing. The device stops sharing the screen and displays the meeting screen.
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Changing the presenter
The meeting host and the current presenter can change the presenter.
1 Tap and select a participant to designate as the presenter.
2 Tap Make presenter.
3
will appear next to the presenter’s account name.
Closing or exiting the meeting
Tap
→ End meeting or Leave meeting.
When the network connection fails during a meeting
If the meeting is still running, reconnect to the meeting.
If the meeting has ended, restart the meeting.
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Businessweek+
Use this app to get the latest news about finance, business, market data, and more.
Tap Businessweek+ on the Apps screen.
When opening this app for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Downloading an article
1 Flick through issues by date and preview the cover images.
On the Businessweek+ main screen, you can use one of the following options:
• : Change the view mode.
• : Access the downloaded issues list.
• : Access the saved articles by category.
• : View the detailed information about the app or change the settings.
2 Tap Download. An image appears and shows the download status.
Flick through covers to download more articles.
Opening and viewing articles
When the download has completed, tap the cover of the issue and flick through pages.
While viewing an article, you can use one of the following options:
• : Access the downloaded issues list.
• : Play the available video or audio clip.
• : Access the saved articles by category.
• : View and search for the index of various companies.
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• : View headlines or articles by category.
• Related: View the related financial information in detail.
• : Save the article to the clippings list.
• : Change the font size.
• : Send the current page to others.
The available options may vary depending on the article you are viewing.
Dropbox
Use this app to save and share files with others via the Dropbox cloud storage. When you save
files to Dropbox, your device automatically syncs with the web server and any other devices
that have Dropbox installed.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Tap Dropbox on the Apps screen.
When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow
the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.
Use the following functions:
• : Upload or open files. Tap → Upload here to upload files.
• : View the uploaded photos or videos. Tap
• : Open files in the favourites list.
• : View notifications.
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Evernote
Use this app to create, sync, and share multimedia notes. You can add tags to the notes, or
sort the notes into a notebook so that you can efficiently manage your ideas.
Tap Evernote on the Apps screen.
Sign in to your Evernote account. If you do not have one, create an Evernote account. Follow
the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
View the storage
and account
information.
Search for notes.
Sync notes with
your account or
change the settings.
Compose notes with
various options.
View the updated
announcements on
tips using the app
and other features.
View notes in
various modes.
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Composing notes
You can create a note using images, voice recordings, and other attachments. Select an
option for composing a note.
While composing a note, use the following options:
• : Set a reminder to the note.
• : Attach files or use additional options.
• : Take a photo and attach it to the note.
• → Save: Save the note.
• → Notebook: Select a save location.
• → Tags: Add tags to the note.
• → Set location: Add location to the note.
• → Settings: Access additional options.
Deleting notes
Tap and hold a note, and then tap Delete.
Flipboard
Use this app to view live social network updates and news in a personalised magazine format.
Tap Flipboard on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow
the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.
On the Flipboard main screen, select from various news articles and subscriptions.
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Editing subscriptions
On the Flipboard main screen, tap
→ My Flipboard to view your subscriptions.
To delete subscriptions or to change their location, tap and hold an item. Then, drag the item
to the rubbish bin or to a new location.
To add more subscriptions, tap
tap .
, select a subscription under DISCOVER MORE, and then
Creating personalised magazines
Save various content by creating your own magazine to read later or to share with others.
While you are reading content, tap to create a magazine. You can create a new magazine
or save the selected content to an existing magazine.
To view your magazines, tap
→ My Flipboard.
→ My Flipboard →
To view help information, tap
Flipboard website for more information.
→ Help. You can visit the
Hancom Office Viewer
About Hancom Office Viewer
Use this app to view documents in various formats, including spreadsheets and
presentations.
Tap Hancom Office Viewer on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Searching documents
Tap Hancom Office Viewer on the Apps screen.
Tap Open to browse a document.
Sort documents and
folders.
Create a folder.
Select documents or
folders.
Retrieve new
documents and
folders.
Change the view
mode.
To search for recently-used documents, tap Recent Documents.
Reading documents
Tap Hancom Office Viewer on the Apps screen.
Tap a document in Recent Documents or in a folder.
Tap or , and then use one of the following functions:
Word processor
• Find: Search for text.
• Zoom: Change the view size.
• Document Info: View document details such as title, date, and author.
• Show/Hide Comments: Hide or show comments on the document.
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• Print: Print the document by connecting the device to a printer. Refer to Mobile printing
for more information.
• Send: Send the document to others or share it.
• Office Download: Install and update Hancom Office apps.
• Help: View information about Hancom Office Viewer.
Presentation
• Find: Search for text.
• Zoom: Change the view size.
• Document Info: View document details such as title, date, and author.
• Slide Show: Start a slideshow from the first page.
• From Current Slide: Start a slideshow from the current page.
• Show Presenter View: Display presentation tools on the device when it is connected to
an external monitor.
• Print: Print the document by connecting the device to a printer. Refer to Mobile printing
for more information.
• Send: Send the document to others or share it.
• Office Download: Install and update Hancom Office apps.
• Help: View information about Hancom Office Viewer.
Spreadsheet
• Find: Search for text.
• Zoom: Change the view size.
• Document Info: View document details such as title, date, and author.
• Sort: Sort cells by specific criteria.
• Show Formulas: View the formulas inside cells instead of their calculated results.
• Freeze Panes: Keep the selected row in place.
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• Gridlines: Hide or show gridlines.
• Show All Comments: Hide or show memos on the document.
• Print Area: Select an area to print.
• Print: Print the document by connecting the device to a printer. Refer to Mobile printing
for more information.
• Send: Send the document to others or share it.
• Office Download: Install and update Hancom Office apps.
• Help: View information about Hancom Office Viewer.
PDF
• Search: Search for text.
• Send: Send the document to others or share it.
• Properties: View document details such as title, date, and author.
• Zoom: Change the view size.
• Hide comments / Show comments: Hide or show comments on the document.
• Vertical page scrolling / Continuous view / Horizontal page scrolling: Change the view
mode.
• Reading view: View the document contents only, without margins.
• Go to page: Move to a specified page.
• Bookmarks: View bookmarks on the document.
• Print: Print the document by connecting the device to a printer. Refer to Mobile printing
for more information.
The available functions may differ depending on the selected file.
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Managing documents
Tap Hancom Office Viewer on the Apps screen.
While browsing a document, tap
following options.
• , select documents or folders, and then use one of the
: Rename a document or a folder.
• : Copy documents or folders to another folder.
• : Move documents or folders to another folder.
• : Delete the documents or folders.
• : Send documents to others or share them.
NYTimes
Use this app to browse and navigate articles and more.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
1 Tap NYTimes on the Apps screen.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
When the NYTimes main screen appears, use one of the following options:
• : Refresh the article list.
• : Search for articles.
• : Access additional options or change the settings.
3 Tap an article to read.
While viewing an article, you can use one of the following options:
• : View other users’ comments on the article.
• : Send the current page to others.
• : Save the article to your list.
• : Add your own annotations to the article.
• : Access additional options or change the settings.
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Google apps
Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google
account to access some apps. Refer to Setting up accounts for more information.
To view more app information, open the app’s main screen, tap → Help.
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.
Google Mail
Send or receive emails via the Google Mail service.
Google+
Share your news and follow updates that your family, friends, and others share. You can also
back up your photos and videos, and more.
Maps
Find your location on the map, search for locations, and view location information for various
places.
Play Music
Discover, listen to, and share music on your device.
Play Movies & TV
Watch videos stored on your device and download various content to watch from the Play
Store.
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Play Books
Download various books from Play Store and read them.
Play Newsstand
Read news and magazines that interest you in one convenient location.
Play Games
Download games from Play Store and play them with others.
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
Manage photos, albums, and videos that you have saved on the device and uploaded to
Google+.
Hangouts
Chat with your friends individually or in groups and use images, emoticons, and video calls
while you are chatting.
Google
Search quickly for items on the Internet or your device.
Voice Search
Search quickly for items by saying a keyword or phrase.
Google Settings
Configure settings for some features provided by Google.
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Bluetooth
About Bluetooth
Bluetooth creates a direct wireless connection between two devices over short distances. Use
Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via 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 Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Bluetooth, tap the Bluetooth
switch to activate it, and then tap Scan.
The detected devices are listed.
To set the device as visible to other devices, tap the device name.
2 Select a device to pair with.
If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming
the auto-generated passkey.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option.
3 Accept the Bluetooth authorisation request on both devices to confirm.
Sending and receiving data
Many apps support data transfer via Bluetooth. You can share data, such as contacts or media
files, with other Bluetooth devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image
to another device.
Sending an image
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap → Bluetooth, and then select a device to transfer the image to.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option. Or, set your device as visible to other devices.
4 Accept the Bluetooth authorisation request on the other device.
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Receiving an image
When another device sends you an image, accept the Bluetooth authorisation request. The
received image is saved in the Gallery → → Album → Download folder.
Unpairing Bluetooth devices
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Bluetooth.
The device displays the paired devices on the list.
2 Tap next to the device’s name to unpair.
3 Tap Unpair.
Wi-Fi Direct
About Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
Connecting to other devices
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the Wi-Fi switch
to activate it.
2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The detected devices are listed.
3 Select a device to connect to.
To connect to multiple devices, tap Multi-connect.
To change the device name, tap → Rename device.
4 Accept the Wi-Fi Direct authorisation request on the other device to confirm.
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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.
Sending an image
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap → Wi-Fi Direct, and then select a device to transfer the image to.
4 Accept the Wi-Fi Direct authorisation request on the other device.
Receiving an image
When another device sends you an image, accept the Wi-Fi Direct authorisation request. The
received image is saved in the Gallery → → Album → Download folder.
Ending the device connection
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Wi-Fi.
2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The device displays the connected devices in the list.
3 Tap End connection → OK to disconnect the devices.
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Quick Connect
About Quick Connect
Use this feature to easily search and connect to nearby devices. You can use the device as a
remote control by connecting it to a TV.
• Connection methods may vary depending on the type of connected devices or the
shared content.
• Device name may vary depending on the Bluetooth devices to pair with. For
example, the device name can be shown as BT MAC.
Before using this feature
• When connecting to a device that supports the Quick Connect feature, turn on the
device’s screen to make it detectable.
• When connecting to a device that does not support the Quick Connect feature, ensure
that Wi-Fi Direct or the Bluetooth feature is activated.
Connecting to other devices
1 Open the notifications panel and tap Quick Connect.
When the panel opens, the Bluetooth feature is activated automatically and the device
searches for nearby devices.
2 Select a device to connect to.
The next steps may vary depending on the connected device. Follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the connection between the devices.
To allow nearby devices to search for your device and connect to it, tap → Always ready
to connect, and then tap the Always ready to connect switch to activate it.
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Re-searching for devices
If the desired device does not appear in the list, search for the device.
Tap
and select the device from the list of detected devices.
Disconnecting devices
To deactivate the Quick Connect feature, tap
.
at the top of the screen. Alternatively, tap
Sharing content
Share content with the connected devices.
1 Open the notifications panel and tap Quick Connect.
2 Select a device from the list of detected devices.
3 Select a media category.
4 Select the content to share and tap Done.
Your device sends the content to the connected device.
Connecting to a TV
Connect the device to a TV and control the TV by using the device as a remote control.
1 Open the notifications panel and tap Quick Connect.
2 Select a TV from the list of detected devices.
When the device is connected to the TV, a remote control layout appears on the screen.
When you connect the device to a TV for the first time, tap Set up Remote control. Then,
follow the on-screen instructions to complete connecting the devices.
3 Control the connected TV using the remote control.
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SideSync 3.0
About SideSync 3.0
Use this app to control a smartphone’s screen with a virtual smartphone screen on your
tablet.
• On your tablet, view messages or use the smartphone’s chat room.
• On your tablet, watch a video playing on the smartphone on a larger display.
• Easily transfer files between your tablet and smartphone by dragging and dropping the
files.
Before using this app
• Your tablet and smartphone must support Wi-Fi Direct. Otherwise, both devices must be
connected to the same access point.
• SideSync 3.0 must be installed on both your tablet and smartphone.
If it is not installed on any device, download and install it from Samsung Apps (GALAXY
Apps) or Play Store.
• SideSync 3.0 operates only on devices with Android version 4.4 or higher.
Connecting your tablet and a smartphone
1 On your tablet, tap SideSync 3.0 on the Apps screen.
2 Launch SideSync 3.0 on a smartphone.
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3 The tablet searches for available smartphones automatically.
Select one of the detected smartphones.
4 Tap OK on the smartphone screen.
5 The smartphone’s virtual screen is displayed on your tablet and the smartphone’s screen
is turned off.
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Using the virtual smartphone screen
Browse the screen and use apps in the virtual smartphone screen. You can send or receive
messages, or chat with others.
• Some features, such as Camera and Screen Mirroring, may not work in the virtual
smartphone screen.
• The smartphone’s virtual screen may differ depending on the smartphone.
Minimise the screen.
Maximise the screen to fit your
tablet's screen.
Access additional options.
Screen rotation
Close SideSync 3.0.
Screen capture
Open the same webpage in the
web browser of your tablet.
Virtual smartphone screen
Recent apps button
Back button
Home button
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Moving the virtual smartphone screen
Tap and drag the top edge of the virtual smartphone screen to move it to another location.
Adjusting the size of the virtual smartphone screen
1 Tap and hold at the bottom right of the virtual smartphone screen.
2 When the frame appears, drag the frame to adjust the size.
Entering text
When you enter text in the virtual smartphone screen, the tablet’s keyboard appears. Enter
text using the keyboard.
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Switching between the smartphone screen and the virtual smartphone
screen
It is not possible to use the smartphone screen and the virtual smartphone screen at the
same time. When you are using the virtual smartphone screen on the tablet, the smartphone
screen turns off.
Using the smartphone screen
Press the Home button on the smartphone to turn on the smartphone screen and turn off the
virtual smartphone screen on the tablet.
Using the virtual smartphone screen
Tap Switch to tablet on the tablet’s screen to turn on the virtual smartphone screen and turn
off the smartphone screen.
Playing music or videos on the tablet
Play music or videos stored in the smartphone via the screen and speaker of the tablet.
1 Open a music or video file in the virtual smartphone screen on the tablet.
2 The selected file is played using the tablet’s screen and speaker.
Adjust the volume on the virtual smartphone screen or the tablet during playback.
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Copying files between devices
Copying files from the smartphone to the tablet
1 Tap and hold a file on the virtual smartphone screen.
2 Select the files to copy, tap and hold any selected file, and then drag it to the tablet’s
screen.
3 My Files is launched on the tablet’s screen. Select a folder to save the file in and tap
Done.
Copying files from the tablet to the smartphone
1 Tap and hold a file on the tablet’s screen.
2 Select the files to copy, tap and hold any selected file, and then drag it to the virtual
smartphone screen.
3 My Files is launched on the virtual smartphone screen. Select a folder to save the file in
and tap Done.
Using call functions with the tablet
You can use your smartphone’s call functions with the speaker and the microphone of the
tablet. Receive an incoming call or make a call using virtual smartphone screen.
For more information about the call functions, refer to the smartphone’s user manual.
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Remote PC
Starting Remote PC
Use this app to view and control your computer’s screen on your device by connecting your
device and computer via a Wi-Fi or local area network. You can also easily view and transfer
files between your device and computer.
Before using this app
• Ensure that you have a registered Samsung account.
• Ensure that the computer is turned on.
• Ensure that the Agent is installed on your computer.
• To use this feature, perform the following in numerical order:
1. Register the device with your Samsung account.
2. Register the computer with your Samsung account.
3. Remotely connect the device and the computer.
Registering the device
1 On your device, tap Remote PC on the Apps screen.
2 Tap Next on the greeting page.
Start the app.
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3 Tap Sign in, enter your Samsung account and password, and then tap Sign in again.
If a Samsung account is not registered, follow the on-screen instructions to create a
Samsung account.
Registering a computer
1 On your computer, launch the web browser and visit remotepc.rview.com.
2 Sign in to your Samsung account.
You must sign in to the same Samsung account that you use on your device.
3 Install the Agent if it is not installed on your computer.
Follow the on-screen instructions to enter a display name for the computer, proxy
settings, and password. For more information about proxy server settings, contact your
network administrator.
will appear on the task bar when the installation is completed.
4 Tap Check connection (Refresh).
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Connecting the device and a computer remotely
1 Tap Remote PC on the Apps screen.
2 Tap Refresh.
View the name of
the computer.
Connect the device
and the computer
remotely.
3 Tap ON computer.
4 Enter the password for the connection and tap OK.
Tap Forgotten your password? if you do not remember the password.
5 The connection is made and you can control the computer remotely on the device.
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Controlling the computer on the device
After connecting the devices, you can view and control your computer’s screen on the device.
You can also open or edit files in the computer and transfer them to the device.
Scroll through the
screen.
Access additional
options.
Tap the screen and tap
Connection status
at the bottom of the screen to use one of the following:
• Mouse: Display the mouse pointer on the device’s screen.
• Keyboard: Open the keyboard to enter text in the selected text field.
• Remote Explorer: Open the file manager to search for files and transfer files between the
connected devices.
• Switch Window: Switch between two monitors when the computer is connected to dual
monitors.
• Close: Close the currently-running app.
• More:
– – Screen lock: Lock the device’s screen to disable the zoom and scroll functions.
– – Settings: Change the connection settings.
– – Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Open the task manager on your computer.
– – Disconnect: Close the connection between the device and the computer.
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Transferring files between your device and the computer
1 Tap → Remote Explorer.
2 Tap and hold a file on the computer’s file manager panel. Then, drag it to the device’s file
manager panel. You can also move a file vice versa.
The computer's file
manager
The device's file
manager
Disconnecting the device and a computer
On your device, tap
→ OK.
On your computer, right click
on the task bar and exit the Agent programme.
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Screen Mirroring
About Screen Mirroring
Use this feature to connect your device to a large screen with an AllShare Cast dongle or
HomeSync and then share your contents. You can also use this feature with other devices that
support the Wi-Fi Miracast feature.
Screen Mirroring
-enabled devices
(AllShare Cast dongle,
HomeSync, and Wi-Fi
Miracast devices)
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Miracast-enabled devices that do not support High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection (HDCP 2.X) may not be compatible with this feature.
• Some files may be buffered during playback, depending on the network
connection.
• To save energy, deactivate this feature when not in use.
• If you specify a Wi-Fi frequency, AllShare Cast dongles or HomeSync may not be
detected or connected.
• If you play videos or games on a TV, select an appropriate TV mode to get the best
experience.
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Viewing content on a TV
Before you connect a TV to your device, connect the TV and the screen mirroring-enabled
device. To set up the connection, refer to the device’s user manual. The following actions are
an example of viewing content on a TV connected via an AllShare Cast dongle.
1 Connect the screen mirroring-enabled device to the TV using an HDMI cable.
2 On the TV, select a connection mode, such as HDMI mode, to connect an external device.
3 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Screen Mirroring.
The detected devices are listed.
4 Select a device to connect to.
Your device’s screen appears on the TV screen.
If you connect the device for the first time, tap and hold the dongle’s name on the list and
enter the PIN shown on the TV screen.
5 Open or play a file, and then control the display with the keys on your device.
Stopping viewing the content
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Screen Mirroring, and then tap the
Screen Mirroring switch to deactivate it.
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Mobile printing
Connect the device to a printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print image or documents.
Some printers may not be compatible with the device.
Connecting to a printer
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Connections → Printing, select a printer type, and then
tap the switch at the top right of the screen to activate it. The device searches for printers that
are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. Select a printer to use as the default
printer.
To add printers manually, tap → Add printer →
, enter details, and then tap OK.
To change printing settings, tap → Printing settings.
Printing content
While viewing content, such as images or documents, tap → Print, and then select a printer.
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Device & data manager
Upgrading the device
The device can be upgraded to the latest software.
Upgrading over the air
The device can be directly upgraded to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air
(FOTA) service.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → About device → Software update →
Update now.
Upgrading with Samsung Kies
Download the latest version of Samsung Kies from the Samsung website. Launch Samsung
Kies and connect the device to the computer. Samsung Kies automatically recognises the
device and shows available updates in a dialogue box, if any. Click the Update button in the
dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information about
how to upgrade.
• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
upgrading.
• While upgrading the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process.
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Transferring files between the device and a
computer
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files.
Doing so may cause data loss or device damage.
• Do not disconnect the device from the computer when you play files saved in the
device on the connected computer. After you finish playing the file, disconnect the
device from the computer.
• The devices may not connect properly if they are connected via a USB hub. Directly
connect the device to the computer’s USB port.
Connecting as a media device
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open the notifications panel, and then tap Connected as a media device → Media
device (MTP).
Tap Camera (PTP) if your computer does not support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) or
not have any appropriate driver installed.
3 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
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Connecting with Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is a computer app that manages media contents and personal information
with Samsung devices. Download the latest Samsung Kies from the Samsung website.
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
Samsung Kies launches on the computer automatically. If Samsung Kies does not launch,
double-click the Samsung Kies icon on the computer.
2 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information.
Backing up and restoring data
Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up
your sensitive information to a backup account and access it later.
Using a Google account
1 Tap Settings on the Apps screen.
2 Tap General → Backup and reset and tick Back up my data.
3 Tap Backup account and select an account as the backup account.
To restore data, you must sign in to your Google account via the setup wizard. You can
launch and open the setup wizard by performing a factory data reset on the device.
If you do not sign in to your Google account via the setup wizard, you cannot restore
the backup data.
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Using a Samsung account
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → Accounts → Add account → Samsung
account, and then sign in to your Samsung account.
2 Tap Settings on the Apps screen.
3 Tap General → Cloud → Backup, tick the items to back up, and then tap Back up now
→ Back up.
To restore data, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → Cloud → Restore,
select the items, and then tap Restore now.
Performing a data reset
Delete all settings and data on the device. Before performing a factory data reset, ensure you
back up all important data stored on the device. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for
more information.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → Backup and reset → Factory data reset →
Reset device → Erase everything. The device automatically restarts.
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Settings
About Settings
Use this app to configure the device, set app options, and add accounts.
Tap Settings on the Apps screen.
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.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the Wi-Fi switch to activate it.
The device can maintain a stable network connection by automatically selecting either
the Wi-Fi or mobile network to use the strongest signal. To automatically switch between
networks, tick Smart network switch.
To use options, tap .
• Advanced: Customise Wi-Fi settings.
• WPS push button: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS button.
• WPS PIN entry: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS PIN.
• Help: View help information for Wi-Fi.
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Settings
Setting Wi-Fi sleep policy
Tap → Advanced → Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
When the screen is turned off, the device automatically turns off Wi-Fi connections.
When this happens, the device automatically accesses mobile networks if it is set
to use them. This may incur data transfer fees. To avoid additional charges, set this
option to Always.
Setting Network notification
The device can detect open Wi-Fi networks and display an icon on the status bar to notify
when available.
Tap → Advanced and tick Network notification to activate this feature.
Bluetooth
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth, and then tap the Bluetooth switch to
activate it.
To use more options, tap .
• Visibility timeout: Set duration that the device is visible.
• Received files: View received files via Bluetooth.
• Rename device: Change the device name.
• Help: View help information for Bluetooth.
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Tethering and Mobile hotspot
Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other
devices. Refer to Tethering and Mobile hotspot for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Tethering and Mobile hotspot.
• Mobile hotspot: Use the mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection
with computers or other devices through the Wi-Fi network. You can use this feature
when the network connection is not available.
• USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share the device’s mobile data connection with
a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, the device is used as a wireless
modem for the computer.
• Bluetooth tethering: Use Bluetooth tethering to share the device’s mobile data
connection with computers or other devices via Bluetooth.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections, and then tap the Flight mode switch to activate it.
Download booster
Set the device to download files via both Wi-Fi and mobile networks at the same time.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Download booster, and then tap the Download
booster switch to activate it.
You may incur additional charges when downloading files via the mobile network.
• Do not show speed info: Set the device not to display the data transfer speed in a popup
window while using download booster mode.
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Settings
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount and customise the settings for the limitation.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Data usage.
• Mobile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Set mobile data limit: Set a limit for mobile data usage.
• Data usage cycle: Set a monthly reset date to monitor data usage between periods.
To use more options, tap .
• Data roaming: Set the device to use data connections when you are roaming.
• Restrict background data: Set the device to disable sync in the background while using
a mobile network.
• Auto sync data: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of apps, such as calendar or email.
You can select what information to sync for each account in Settings → General →
Accounts.
• Show Wi-Fi usage: Set the device to show your data usage via Wi-Fi.
• Mobile hotspots: Select mobile hotspots to prevent apps that are running in the
background from using them.
Location
Change settings for location information permissions.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Location, and then tap the Location switch to
activate it.
• Mode: Select a method to collect your location data.
• RECENT LOCATION REQUESTS: View which apps request your current location
information and their battery usage.
• LOCATION SERVICES: View the location services your device is using.
• My places: Set up profiles that will be used for specific locations when you use GPS, Wi-Fi,
or Bluetooth features to find your current location.
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Settings
More networks
Customise settings to control networks.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More networks.
Default messaging app
Select the default app to use for messaging.
Mobile networks
• Mobile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network.
• Data roaming: Set the device to use data connections when you are roaming.
• Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs).
• Network mode: Select a network type.
• Network operators: Search for available networks and select a network for roaming.
VPN
Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
Ethernet
The Ethernet option is available when an Ethernet adaptor is connected to the device. Use
this option to activate the Ethernet feature and configure network settings.
Nearby devices
Change settings for sharing content when you connect the device to nearby devices.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Nearby devices, and then tap the Nearby
devices switch to activate it.
• DEVICE NAME: View the media server name for your device.
• Content to share: Set the device to share your content with other devices.
• Allowed devices: View the list of devices that can access your device.
• Denied devices: View the list of devices that are blocked from accessing your device.
• Download to: Select a memory location for saving media files.
• Download from other devices: Set the device to accept uploads from other devices.
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Printing
Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search for available
printers or add one manually to print files via Wi-Fi or cloud services.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Printing.
Screen Mirroring
Activate the screen mirroring feature and share your display with others.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Screen Mirroring.
Device
Sound
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Sound.
• Sound mode: Set the device to use sound mode or silent mode.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for music and videos, system sounds, and notifications.
• Vibration intensity: Adjust the force of the vibration notification.
• Notifications: Select a ringtone for events such as incoming messages.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when you select an app or option on the touch
screen.
• Screen lock sound: Set the device to sound when you lock or unlock the touch screen.
• Haptic feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you tap keys.
• SAMSUNG APPLICATIONS: Change the notification settings for each app.
• Sound when tapped: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Vibrate when tapped: Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched.
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Display
Change the display settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Display.
• Font:
– – Font style: Change the font type for display text.
– – Font size: Change the font size.
• Brightness: Set the brightness of the display.
• Screen rotation: Set the content to rotate automatically when the device is turned.
– – Smart rotation: Set the interface not to rotate according to the orientation of your
face.
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are
looking at the display.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Screen mode:
– – Adaptive display: Use this mode for optimising the display according to the display
settings.
– – AMOLED cinema: Use this mode to make the display tone more vivid.
– – AMOLED photo: Use this mode to make the display tone look like real colours.
– – Basic: Use this mode for dim surroundings, such as in a dark room.
• Reading mode: Select which apps will use reading mode. In reading mode, the device
helps protect your eyes when reading at night.
• Auto adjust screen tone: Set the device to save power by adjusting the brightness of the
display.
• Daydream: Set the device to launch a screensaver when the device is charging or
connected to a desktop dock.
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• Touch key light duration: Set the duration that the Recent apps button and the Back
button’s backlight remains on.
• Increase touch sensitivity: Set the device to allow use of the touch screen with gloves
on.
Depending on the type of material you wear while touching the device, some
commands may not be recognised.
Wallpaper
Change the wallpaper settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Wallpaper.
• Home screen: Select a background image for the Classic Home screen.
• Lock screen: Select a background image for the locked screen.
• Home and lock screens: Select a background image for the Classic Home screen and the
locked screen.
Lock screen
Change the settings for the locked screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Lock screen.
• Screen lock: Change the screen lock method. The following options may vary depending
on the screen lock method selected.
• Lock screen cards: Set the device to display cards on the locked screen that show the
current weather, news updates, your schedule, and more. Change the settings for the
cards.
• Clock widget options: Configure settings for the clock widget.
– – Dual clock: Set the device to show the dual clock.
– – Clock size: Change the clock size.
– – Show date: Set the device to show the date with the clock.
• Shortcuts: Set the device to show and edit app shortcuts on the locked screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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• Owner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock.
• Unlock effect: Select an effect that you see when you unlock the screen.
• Help text: Set the device to show the help text on the locked screen.
Multi window
Set the device to use Multi window.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Multi window, and then tap the Multi window switch
to activate it.
• Open in multi window view: Set the device to activate the Multi window feature when
you open files from My Files or Video. Also, the device activates this feature when you
view attachments in messages.
Notification panel
Customise the items that appear on the notifications panel.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Notification panel.
• Brightness and volume: Set the device to display the brightness and volume adjustment
bars on the notifications panel.
• Recommended apps: Set the device to display a list of recommended apps on the
notifications panel based on your actions, such as connecting a headset to the device.
• Set quick setting buttons: Rearrange the quick setting buttons displayed on the
notifications panel.
Toolbox
Set the device to use the toolbox.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Toolbox, and then tap the Toolbox switch to activate it.
View the apps list to display in the toolbox. To edit the apps list, tap
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Settings
Motions
Activate the motion recognition feature and change the settings that control motion
recognition on your device.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Motions.
• Mute/Pause:
– – Covering screen with hand: Set the device to mute alarms or to pause media
playback when you touch the screen with your palm.
– – Smart pause: Set the device to pause video playback when you look away from the
screen.
• Palm swipe to capture: Set the device to capture a screenshot when you sweep your
hand to the left or right across the screen.
Accessibility
Use this feature to improve accessibility to the device. Refer to About Accessibility for more
information.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Accessibility.
Blocking mode
Select which notifications will be blocked and how long to block them.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Blocking mode, and then tap the Blocking mode
switch to activate it.
Users
Set up and manage user profiles for personalised settings. Refer to Multiple users for more
information.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Users.
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Private mode
Set the device to prevent others from accessing your personal content by activating private
mode.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch
to activate it.
• Unlock method: Set or change the unlock method to activate private mode.
Finger Scanner
Register your fingerprint to the device to secure the device or sign in to your Samsung
account.
On the Settings screen, tap Device → Finger Scanner.
• Fingerprint manager: Register or delete fingerprint information.
• Change alternative password: Change the alternative password to use if the device does
not recognise the fingerprint.
• Screen lock: Change the screen lock method.
• Verify Samsung account: Set the device to verify your Samsung account with
fingerprints.
• Pay with PayPal: Set the device to verify your PayPal account and to authorise purchases
using your fingerprints.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
General
Accounts
Add email or SNS accounts.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Accounts.
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Cloud
Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud
storage.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Cloud.
Backup and reset
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Backup and reset.
• Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and app data to the Google server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set the device to restore settings and app data when the apps are
reinstalled on the device.
• Factory data reset: Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data.
Language and input
Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the
selected language.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Language and input.
Language
Select a display language for all menus and apps.
Default
Select a default keyboard type for text input.
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Samsung keyboard
To change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap
.
The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• Select input languages: Select languages for text input.
• Predictive text: Activate predictive text mode to predict words based on your input and
show word suggestions. You can also customise the word prediction settings.
• Auto replacement: Set the device to correct misspelled and incomplete words by
tapping the space bar.
• Auto capitalisation: Set the device to automatically capitalise the first character after a
final punctuation mark, such as a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark.
• Auto spacing: Set the device to automatically insert a space between words.
• Auto-punctuate: Set the device to insert a full stop when you double-tap the space bar.
• Keyboard swipe:
– – None: Set the device to deactivate the keyboard swipe feature.
– – Continuous input: Set the device to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.
– – Cursor control: Enable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the cursor by
scrolling the keyboard.
– – Flick input: Enable or disable the keyboard to enter numbers or symbols when you
tap a key and then flick your finger upwards.
• Sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Vibration: Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched.
• Character preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped.
• Tap and hold delay: Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
• Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
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Google voice typing
To change the voice input settings, tap
.
• Choose input languages: Select languages for text input.
• Block offensive words: Set the device to prevent the device from recognising offensive
words in voice inputs.
• Offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline voice input.
Voice search
• Language: Select a language for voice recognition.
• Speech output: Set the device to provide voice feedback to alert you to the current
action.
• “Ok Google” Detection: Set the device to begin voice recognition when you say the
wake-up command while using the search app.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline voice input.
• Block offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
• Bluetooth headset: Set the device to allow voice input of search keywords via the
Bluetooth headset microphone when a Bluetooth headset is connected.
Text-to-speech options
• PREFERRED TTS ENGINE: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for
speech synthesis engines, tap .
• Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
• Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.
• Default language status: View the status of the default language for the text-to-speech
feature.
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Mouseover
Activate the Mouseover feature. Perform various functions while the pointer of the mouse or
trackpad connected to your device is moving over the screen.
• Preview and icon labels: Set the device to display a preview of the content or pop-up
information when the pointer points at an item.
• List scrolling: Set the device to scroll through lists by moving the pointer to an edge of
the screen.
Pointer speed
Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device.
Date and time
Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Date and time.
If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date
is reset.
• Automatic date and time: Automatically update the time and date when moving across
time zones.
• Set date: Set the current date manually.
• Set time: Set the current time manually.
• Automatic time zone: Set the device to receive time zone information from the network
when you move across time zones.
• Select time zone: Set the home time zone.
• Use 24-hour format: Display time in 24-hour format.
• Select date format: Select a date format.
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Accessories
Change the accessory settings.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Accessories.
• Dock sound: Set the device to play a sound when your device is connected to or
removed from a desktop dock.
• Audio output: Select a sound output format to use when connecting your device to
HDMI devices. Some devices may not support the surround sound setting.
• Automatic unlock: Set the device to unlock automatically when the cover is flipped
open.
Battery
View the amount of battery power consumed by your device.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Battery.
• Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.
Power saving
Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode. Refer to Power
saving feature for more information.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Power saving.
• Power saving mode: Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for powersaving mode.
– – Restrict background data: Set the device to prevent apps that are running in the
background from using a mobile data connection.
– – Restrict performance: Set the device to limit various options, such as turning off the
Recent apps button and the Back button’s backlight.
– – Greyscale mode: Set the device to display colours on the screen as grey tones.
• Ultra power saving mode: Extend standby time and reduce battery consumption by
displaying a simpler layout and allowing limited access to an app.
The estimated maximum standby time shows the time remaining before the battery
power runs out if the device is not used. Standby time may vary depending on your
device settings and operating conditions.
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Storage
View memory information for your device and memory card, or format a memory card.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Storage.
Formatting a memory card permanently deletes all data from it.
The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default apps occupy part of the memory.
The available capacity may change when you upgrade the device.
Security
Change settings for securing the device.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Security.
• Encrypt device: Set a password to encrypt data saved on the device. You must enter the
password each time you turn on the device.
Charge the battery before enabling this setting because it may take more than an
hour to encrypt your data.
• Encrypt external SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.
If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the device
will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the
device.
• Remote controls: Set the device to allow control of your lost or stolen device remotely
via the Internet. To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account.
– – ACCOUNT REGISTRATION: Add or view your Samsung account.
– – Use wireless networks: Set the device to allow location data collection or to
determine the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• SIM change alert: Activate or deactivate the Find my mobile feature which helps locate
the device when lost or stolen.
• Go to website: Access the Find my mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com). You
can track and control your lost or stolen device from the Find my mobile website.
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• Set up SIM card lock:
– – Lock SIM card: Activate or deactivate the PIN lock feature to require the PIN before
using the device.
– – Change SIM PIN: Change the PIN used to access SIM or USIM data.
• Make passwords visible: Set the device to display passwords as they are entered.
• Device administrators: View device administrators installed on the device. You can allow
device administrators to apply new policies to the device.
• Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources.
• Verify apps: Set the device to allow Google to check the apps for harmful content before
installing them.
• Security policy updates: Set the device to check and download security updates.
• Send security reports: Set the device to automatically send the updated security reports
to Samsung.
• Storage type: Set a storage type for credential files.
• Trusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various apps.
• Install from device storage: Install encrypted certificates stored on the USB storage.
• Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.
About device
Access device information, edit the device name, or update device software.
On the Settings screen, tap General → About device.
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Application manager
View and manage the apps on your device.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → Application manager.
Default applications
Select a default setting for using apps.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → Default applications.
Contacts
Change settings for using contacts.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → Contacts.
• Import/Export: Import or export contacts.
• Contacts to display: Select which contacts to display.
• Only contacts with phones: Set the device to display contacts that only have a phone
number.
• Sort by: Select an option for sorting contacts.
• Display contacts by: Select an option for displaying contact names.
• Send contact information: Select a method to share contacts.
• Accounts: Add or edit accounts to sync contacts with.
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Email
Change settings for managing and sending emails.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → Email.
• General settings:
– – Display: Change the settings for displaying emails.
– – Composing and sending:
Default image size: Select the size of attachment when you attach an image.
Delay email sending: Set the time the device waits before sending emails after you
tap the send button.
– – Default display: Set the device to open a specific screen after you delete emails.
– – Confirm deletions: Set the device to request a confirmation before deleting
messages.
– – Priority senders: Change settings for priority senders.
– – Spam addresses: Add email addresses to block.
• ACCOUNT SETTINGS: Manage existing email accounts or add new accounts.
Gallery
Change settings for using Gallery.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → Gallery.
• Social network data management:
– – Sync via Wi-Fi only: Set the device to sync content only when the Wi-Fi connection is
activated.
• Tags:
– – Tag buddy: Set the device to display contextual tags.
– – Face tag: Register the faces in the image as face tags.
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Internet
Change settings for using Internet.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → Internet.
• Account: Sign in to a Samsung account.
• Set homepage: Set a default homepage.
• Auto fill forms: Set the device to automatically enter user information, such as names or
phone numbers when you fill out forms on webpages.
• Privacy: Manage personal data when visiting webpages.
• Screen and text: Change the settings, adjust the font size, and more when viewing
webpages.
• Content settings: Change the settings for managing cookies from visiting webpages or
set whether or not to display pop-up windows, and more.
• Bandwidth management: Change the bandwidth settings.
Messages
Change settings for using messages.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → Messages.
• General settings: Change various message settings, such as the default app to use.
• Display: Change settings for the messaging window, such as the background colour and
more.
• Signature settings: Set the device to display your signature on the message.
• Text message settings: Change settings for text messages.
• Multimedia message settings: Change settings for multimedia messages.
• Push message settings: Set an interval for pop-up notifications that alert you to new
messages.
• Cell broadcast (CB) settings: Set the device to receive cell broadcast messages.
• Notification settings: Set the device to alert you to new messages.
• Spam message settings: Set the device to block messages from specific numbers or that
contain certain words.
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S Planner
Change settings for using S Planner.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → S Planner.
• View settings:
– – First day of week: Select the first day of a week.
– – Show week number: Set the device to display the number of weeks in a year.
– – Hide declined events: Set the device to hide events if you have declined invitations to
them.
– – Hide completed task: Set the device to hide completed tasks.
– – Weather: Set the device to display the weather forecast.
• Time zone:
– – Lock time zone: Set the device to leave the time zone setting unchanged when
moving across time zones.
– – Select time zone: Select the time zone.
– – View today according to: Set the calendar to use your home time zone or a selected
time zone.
• Event notification:
– – Select alert type: Select the notification settings for events.
– – Select ringtone: Select a ringtone for events or tasks.
– – Vibration: Set the device to vibrate to alert you to events or tasks.
– – Quick responses: Select or create templates for sending messages to event
participants.
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S Voice
Change settings for voice recognition.
On the Settings screen, tap Applications → S Voice.
• General:
– – Language: Select a language for voice recognition.
– – Hide offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
– – About: View version information.
• Wake-up:
– – Open via the home key: Set the device to launch S Voice when you press the Home
button twice.
– – Voice wake-up: Set the device to start voice recognition by saying a wake-up
command while using S Voice.
• Advanced:
– – Show body of message: Set the device to display the text of a new message.
– – Check missed events: Set the device to launch S Voice and alert you to missed
notifications when a headset is connected and you press the headset button.
– – Personal briefing: Set the device to display events saved in S Planner while using S
Voice.
– – Erase S Voice data: Delete the data used by S Voice from the S Voice server.
– – Home address: Enter your home address to use location information with the voice
command feature.
– – Log in to Facebook: Enter your Facebook account information to use Facebook with S
Voice.
– – Sign in to Twitter: Enter your Twitter account information to use Twitter with S Voice.
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About Accessibility
Accessibility menus are special features for those with certain physical disabilities, such as
poor eyesight or hearing impairment. You can use the following features:
• TalkBack
• Changing the font size
• Magnifying the screen
• Notification reminders
• Reversing the display colours
• Colour adjustment
• Turning off all sounds
• Flash notification
• Adjusting the sound balance
• Mono audio mode
• Customising caption settings
• Assistive menus
• Setting tap and hold delay options
• Interaction control mode
• Single tap mode
• Managing accessibility settings
To use accessibility menus, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility.
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Using the Home button to open accessibility
menus
You can access the following accessibility menus by pressing the Home button three times
quickly.
• Accessibility
• TalkBack
• Negative colours
• Interaction control
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility, and then tap the Direct access
switch to activate it. Then, select an accessibility menu to open when you press the Home
button three times quickly.
If you select more than one menu, the device displays a pop-up window asking which menu
to use each time you press the Home button three times quickly. To enable Interaction
control on the accessibility menus, activate the feature. On the Apps screen, tap Settings →
Device → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction, and then tap the Interaction control
switch to activate it.
Voice feedback (TalkBack)
Activating or deactivating TalkBack
When you activate TalkBack, the device reads aloud the text on the screen or selected
features. This feature is useful if you have difficulty viewing the screen.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack.
2 Tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it.
To deactivate TalkBack, tap the switch at the top of the screen and tap anywhere on the
screen twice quickly.
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3 Tap OK.
To deactivate TalkBack, tap OK and tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly.
When you activate TalkBack, the device provides voice feedback and reads aloud the features
you select. Also, the device provides voice feedback when the screen turns off, when you
have new notifications, and more.
When you activate Explore by touch while using TalkBack, the device reads selected items
aloud. Firstly, the device reads aloud items on the screen when you tap them. Then, the
device will perform the function or open the app if you tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly. If Explore by touch is deactivated, the device cannot perform various features that
require finger gestures.
To activate Explore by touch, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility
→ Vision → TalkBack → Settings, and then tick Explore by touch.
Some features are not available while you are using TalkBack.
Controlling the screen with finger gestures
You can use various finger gestures to control the screen while you are using TalkBack. If
Explore by touch is deactivated, the device cannot perform some of the features that require
finger gestures.
To activate Explore by touch, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility
→ Vision → TalkBack → Settings, and then tick Explore by touch.
• Exploring the screen: Place a finger on the screen and move your finger to explore the
screen. Select and hold on an item and the device reads aloud the item. When you
release your finger, the item under your finger is selected.
• Selecting items: Tap an item to select it. Or, select and hold on an item while exploring
the screen, and then release your finger.
• Opening the selected item: While selected items are read aloud, when you hear the item
you want, release your finger from the item. Then, tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly.
• Selecting the previous item: Scroll quickly upwards or to the left on the screen with one
finger.
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• Selecting the next item: Scroll quickly downwards or to the right on the screen with one
finger.
• Scrolling the lists: Scroll the screen upwards or downwards with two fingers.
• Returning to the previous page: Scroll the screen to the right with two fingers.
• Moving to the next page: Scroll the screen to the left with two fingers.
• Unlocking the screen: Scroll the screen in any direction within the locked screen area with
two fingers.
• Opening the notifications panel: Drag the top of the screen downwards with two fingers.
• Opening the quick setting panel: Drag the top of the screen downwards with three
fingers.
You can configure finger gesture settings for TalkBack in Manage gestures. Refer to
Configuring finger gesture settings for more information.
Configuring finger gesture settings
When you use TalkBack, you can perform actions using finger gestures. You can perform
actions such as, returning to the previous screen, opening the Home screen, and more.
Configure finger gestures before using them.
Configuring settings for vertical gestures
You can use two-part vertical gestures by dragging your finger upwards and downwards from
the bottom of the screen, or vice versa.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack →
Settings → Manage gestures → Two-part vertical gestures. Then, select one of the
following features:
• Move to the first and last items on screen: When you drag your finger upwards and
then downwards on the screen, the first item at the top of the screen is selected. When
you drag your finger downwards and then upwards on the screen, the last item at the
bottom of the screen is selected.
• Cycle through reading granularities: When you drag your finger upwards and then
downwards on the screen, the reading unit changes. The reading unit changes to page,
paragraph, line, word, character, and default. When you drag your finger downwards and
then upwards on the screen, the reading units change in reverse order.
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Configuring settings for shortcut gestures
Use this feature to configure eight shortcut gestures. You can configure gestures such as,
dragging your finger upwards and then to the right without releasing it, and more. You can
change shortcut gestures or assign features to empty shortcuts.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack →
Settings → Manage gestures. Select a gesture, and then assign a feature to it.
The following features are available:
• Back button: Return to the previous screen.
• Home button: Open the Home screen.
• Recent apps button: Open the list of recently-used apps.
• Open notifications: Open the notifications panel.
• Open global context menu: Open the global contextual menu. Tap and hold the
screen to open the circular global contextual menu. You can use features, such as Quick
navigation, Read from top, Spell last utterance, and Read from next item. Then,
explore menus by drawing a circle with your finger without releasing it. When you find
the menu you want, release your finger from the menu to select it.
Tap Pause feedback at the top left of the screen to pause voice feedback.
Tap TalkBack Settings at the top right of the screen to access the TalkBack settings. Refer
to Configuring settings for TalkBack for more information.
• Open local context menu: Open the local contextual menu. You can select a unit for
reading text on the screen. When you use this feature while entering text, contextual
menus, such as the cursor control menu, are available. Tap and hold the screen to open
the circular contextual menu. Then, explore menus by drawing a circle with your finger
without releasing it. When you find the menu you want, release your finger from the
menu to select it.
• Read from top: Read items aloud from the first item to the last item in order.
• Read from next item: Read items aloud starting from the item next to the selected item
in order.
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Changing reading units
When you use TalkBack, you can listen to the text on the screen. You can drag your finger up,
down, left, or right to select the text you want. By default, the device reads text aloud in the
selected area. Or, you can set the device to read text in other reading units, such as lines or
paragraphs.
Changing reading units by using the local contextual menu
1 Select some text to read.
2 Drag your finger upwards, and then to the right without releasing it to open the local
contextual menu.
3 Tap and hold the screen and draw a circle with your finger to explore menus. Then,
release your finger when you hear Change granularity.
4 Tap and hold the screen again and draw a circle with your finger to explore menus. Then,
release your finger when you hear the reading unit you want.
To change the shortcut gesture to open the local contextual menu, refer to Configuring
settings for shortcut gestures.
Changing reading units using two-part vertical gestures
When you drag your finger upwards and then downwards on the screen, the reading unit
changes. The reading unit changes to page, paragraph, line, word, character, and then default.
When you drag your finger downwards and then upwards on the screen, the reading units
change in reverse order.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack →
Settings → Manage gestures → Two-part vertical gestures → Cycle through reading
granularities.
You can listen to the text next to the currently-selected text using the current reading unit.
To listen to the next section of text, drag your finger downwards or to the right on the screen.
Also, you can listen to the text before the currently-selected text using the current reading
unit. To listen to the previous section of text, drag your finger upwards or to the left on the
screen.
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Pausing TalkBack
Open the global contextual menu by dragging your finger downwards and then to the right
on the screen without releasing it. When you select Pause feedback at the top left of the
screen, TalkBack pauses.
When TalkBack is paused, you can resume it by turning on the screen or other methods. To
change the method of resuming TalkBack, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device →
Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack → Settings → Resume from suspend. Then, select an
option.
To change the shortcut gesture to open the global contextual menu, refer to Configuring
settings for shortcut gestures.
Using the quick navigation feature
With the quick navigation feature, you can access menus by drawing a circle on the screen
without scrolling up or down to select an item.
Open the global contextual menu by dragging your finger downwards and then to the right
on the screen without releasing it. Tap and hold the screen and draw a circle around the
menu with your finger to explore the menus. Then, release your finger when you hear Quick
navigation. Tap the screen again and draw a circle around the menu with your finger to
explore the menus. Then, release your finger when you hear the menu you want.
Adding and managing image labels
You can assign labels to images on the screen. The device reads aloud the labels when the
images are selected. Add labels to unlabelled images by using the local contextual menu.
Open the local contextual menu by dragging your finger upwards and then to the right on
the screen without releasing it. Tap and hold the screen and a draw a circle around the menu
with your finger to explore the menus. When you hear the add label menu, release your finger
to add labels.
To view the labels, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision
→ TalkBack → Settings → Manage customised labels.
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Configuring settings for TalkBack
Configure settings for TalkBack for your convenience.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → TalkBack →
Settings. Alternatively, open the global contextual menu by dragging your finger downwards
and then to the right on the screen without releasing it. Then, drag your finger to the top
right of the screen and release it when you hear TalkBack Settings.
• Speech volume: Adjust the volume level for voice feedback.
Voice feedback volume can vary depending on the media volume. To adjust the media
volume, press the Volume button left or right while listening to voice feedback. Or, on the
Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Sound → Volume, and then drag the volume
adjustment bar for the media content to the left or right.
• Use pitch changes: Set the device to read aloud text at a low pitch when it is entered
using a keyboard.
• Keyboard echo: Set the device to read aloud text or symbols entered using a keyboard.
You can also set the type of keyboard to apply this feature to.
• Speak when screen is off: Set the device to provide voice feedback when the screen is
turned off.
• Shake to start continuous reading: Set the device to read aloud the text displayed on
the screen when you shake the device. You can select from various shaking speeds.
• Vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate when you explore the screen.
• Sound feedback: Set the device to emit a sound when you control the screen, such as
scrolling the screen, and more.
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• Focus speech audio: Set the device to turn the media volume down when the device
reads an item aloud.
• Sound volume: Adjust the volume that sound is played when you touch the screen to
control it. This feature is available when Sound feedback is selected.
• Explore by touch: Set the device to read aloud the items under your finger. Move your
finger anywhere on the screen to find the item you want. When you hear the item you
want, release your finger from it and tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly to open
it. You can move to the page you want by scrolling the screen left or right with two
fingers. To learn about controlling the screen using the explore by touch feature, refer to
Controlling the screen with finger gestures for more information.
• Automatically scroll lists: Set the device to automatically scroll through the rest of the
list not displayed on the screen and read the items aloud.
• Single-tap selection: Set the device to open the selected item by tapping it once.
• Launch “Explore by touch” tutorial: View the tutorial about using the Explore by touch
feature.
• Manage gestures: Assign actions to perform using finger gestures. Refer to Configuring
finger gesture settings for more information.
• Manage customised labels: View the labels you added.
• Resume from suspend: Select a method to resume voice feedback.
• Developer settings: Set options for app development.
Using the device with the screen turned off
Set the device to turn the screen off at all times to keep the content on your screen private.
The screen does not turn on when you press external buttons or tap the screen. Also,
currently-activated features do not turn off.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick Dark
screen. You can activate or deactivate this feature by pressing the Power button twice.
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Using the rapid key input feature
Set the device to enter a character when you release your finger from the character on the
keyboard. You can use this feature to enter characters instead of releasing your finger and
double-tapping on the screen.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick Rapid
key input.
Reading passwords aloud
Set the device to read the password aloud when you enter the password while TalkBack is
activated. Use this feature to make sure that you are entering the right password.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick Speak
passwords.
Setting text-to-speech features
Change the settings for text-to-speech features used when TalkBack is activated, such as
languages, speed, and more.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → Text-to-speech
options, and then use the following functions:
• Samsung text-to-speech engine / Google Text-to-speech engine: Select an engine for
the text-to-speech feature.
• Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
• Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example. If the device cannot read
examples aloud, tap → Install voice data to download and install voice data for the
text-to-speech feature.
• Default language status: View the status of the current language set for the text-to
speech feature.
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Entering text using the keyboard
To display the keyboard, tap the text input field, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice
quickly.
When you touch the keyboard with your finger, the device reads aloud the character buttons
under your finger. When you hear the character you want, release your finger from the screen
to select it. The character is entered and the device reads the text aloud.
If Rapid key input is not activated, release your finger from the character you want, and then
tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly. To activate the rapid input feature, open the Apps
screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick Rapid key input.
Entering additional characters
Tap and hold a button on the keyboard. If additional characters are available via the button,
a pop-up window appears above the keyboard showing the characters. To select a character,
drag your finger on the screen until you hear the character you want, and then release it.
Changing the input language
To add input languages, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → General → Language and
input. Then, tap next to Samsung keyboard → Select input languages, and select the
languages to use.
To change the input language, tap
, and then tap anywhere on the screen twice quickly.
Editing text
Use the local contextual menu to move the cursor or copy and paste text.
Open the local contextual menu by dragging your finger upwards and then to the right on
the screen without releasing it. Tap and hold the screen and draw a circle around the menu
with your finger to explore the menu. Then, release your finger when you hear Change
granularity. Tap the screen again and draw a circle around the menu to explore the menus.
Then release your finger when you hear the reading unit you want.
When you edit text, set the reading unit to either word or character for your convenience. In
selection mode, the device selects text according to the reading unit you selected.
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Drag your finger up, down, left, or right to listen to the text. When the text you want to edit is
read aloud, use the following actions:
• Deleting text: Tap the delete button on the keyboard.
• Selecting text using selection mode: Activate selection mode to select and listen to
the text. To activate selection mode, open the local contextual menu and select Cursor
control → Start selection mode. Scroll to the left or right to listen to the text before
or next to the currently-selected text. To deactivate selection mode, open the local
contextual menu and select Cursor control → End selection mode.
• Selecting entire text: Open the local contextual menu and select Cursor control →
Select all. All text in the document will be selected.
• Copying or cropping text: Select text using the local contextual menu. Then, open the
local contextual menu and select Cursor control. Select Copy to copy the selected text or
select Cut to cut the selected text. The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
• Pasting text: Place the cursor at the point where the text should be inserted, open the
local contextual menu, and then select Cursor control → Paste.
Entering text by voice
You can enter text by voice. To display the keyboard, tap the text input field, and then tap
anywhere on the screen twice quickly.
When you tap and hold , the device displays a pop-up window showing the keyboard
options. Drag your finger on the screen without releasing it. When is selected, release your
finger. Then, say the words that you want to enter in the text field. The spoken words appear
as text on the screen and the device reads them aloud.
To enter additional text, select the microphone button and say the words.
Changing the input language
While entering text by voice, select English (UK) and select a language to change the input
language.
To add languages to the list, select English (UK) → Add more languages, deselect
Automatic, and then select languages to use.
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Changing the font size
Use this feature to change the font size. The device provides various font sizes to make the
device more convenient for visually impaired users. Setting the font size to Huge may not be
available in some apps.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → Font size.
Magnifying the screen
Use this feature to magnify the screen and to zoom in on a specific area.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → Magnification
gestures, and then tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it.
• Zooming in and out: Tap the screen three times quickly to zoom in on a specific area. Tap
the screen three times quickly again to return.
• Exploring the screen by scrolling: Use two fingers to scroll through the magnified screen.
• Adjusting zoom ratio: Tap the screen with two fingers on the magnified screen. Then,
spread two fingers apart or pinch them together to adjust the ratio.
• Keyboards on the screen cannot be magnified.
• When this feature is activated, the performance of some apps, such as Calculator,
may be affected.
Setting notification reminders
Use this feature to alert you to notifications that you have not checked at the interval.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision → Notification
reminder, and then tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it.
To set an interval between alerts, tap Reminder interval.
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Reversing the display colours
Use this feature to improve screen visibility and to help users recognise text on the screen
more easily. When this feature is activated, the device displays a negative image that reverses
the colours on the screen. Reversing the colours increases the contrast between black and
white.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision, and then tick
Negative colours.
Colour adjustment
Use this feature to adjust how colours are displayed on the screen if you have difficulty in
distinguishing colours. The device changes the colours into more recognisable colours.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Vision.
2 Tap the Colour adjustment switch to activate it.
3 Tap Start.
4 Arrange the colour tiles in order of similarity, starting from the base colour.
5 When you are finished adjusting the colours, tap Done.
If you can distinguish the colours, no more adjustment is required.
6 If the colours cannot be distinguished, tap Camera or Image.
7 Drag the colour adjustment bar to the left or right and tap Done.
To readjust the colour, tap → Readjust colour.
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Setting flash notification
Set the flash to blink when you have new messages or notifications.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tick Flash
notification.
Turning off all sounds
Set the device to mute all device sounds, such as media sounds.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tick Turn
off all sounds.
Caption settings
Samsung caption
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Hearing → Samsung
subtitles (CC), and then tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it.
Use the following options:
• Alignment: Change the position of the caption.
• Font: Change the font type.
• Size: Change the font size.
• Edge: Change the edge of the subtitle text.
• Font: Change the colour and transparency of the text.
• Background: Change the colour and transparency of the caption box background.
• Caption window: Change the colour and transparency of the caption window.
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Google caption
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Hearing → Google subtitles
(CC), and then tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it.
Use the following options:
• Language: Select a display language for the caption.
• Text size: Change the font size.
• Caption style: Change the caption style.
Adjusting the sound balance
Set the device to adjust the sound balance when using a headset.
To adjust the sound balance, connect a headset to the device. On the Apps screen, tap
Settings → Device → Accessibility → Hearing → Sound balance. Drag the adjustment bar
to the left or right and adjust the sound balance, and then tap Set.
Mono audio
Set the device to switch the sound output from stereo to mono when a headset is connected.
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 → Device → Accessibility → Hearing, and then tick Mono
audio.
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Assistant menu
Displaying the assistive shortcut icon
Set the device to display the assistive shortcut icon. You can use the icon to access apps,
features, and settings by tapping assistive menus in the icon. Control the device by tapping
the assistive menus in the icon without exploring the screen. When this feature is launched,
Single tap mode is activated.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Dexterity and
interaction.
2 Tap the Assistant menu switch to activate it.
The assistive shortcut icon appears at the bottom right of the screen.
3 Tap Assistant menu → Dominant hand to move the assistive shortcut icon to a
convenient location.
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 scroll the screen up
or down to select other menus.
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Using the cursor
On the assistive menu, tap Cursor. A cursor and a touch area where the cursor can be
controlled are displayed on the screen. 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:
• /
: Select an item or scroll left or right on the screen.
• /
: Scroll up or down the screen.
• : Move the touch area to another location.
• : Close the touch area.
To change the cursor settings, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility
→ Dexterity and interaction, tap the Assistant menu switch to activate it, tap Assistant
menu, and then use options under TOUCHPAD AND CURSOR SETTINGS.
Using enhanced assistive menus
Set the device to display enhanced assistive menus for selected apps. For example, when you
launch Gallery, searching and composing functions appear on the assistive menu.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction →
Assistant menu → Assistant Plus, tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it, and
then select apps.
Editing the assistive menus
You can use this feature to edit menus in the assistive shortcut icon.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Dexterity and interaction,
tap the Assistant menu switch to activate it, tap Assistant menu, and then tap Edit. To add or
delete menus, tap or .
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Setting tap and hold delay options
Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → 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.
Use this mode when you want to allow others only limited access to and control of your
media or data.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Dexterity and
interaction → Interaction control.
2 Tap the switch at the top of the screen to activate it.
3 Press and hold the Home button and the Volume button left simultaneously while using
an app.
4 Adjust the size of the frame or draw a line around an area that you want to restrict.
5 Tap Done.
The device displays the restricted area. If you tap the screen or press buttons, such as the
Home button, they will not work in this area.
To deactivate interaction control mode, press and hold the Home button and the Volume
button left simultaneously.
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Using single tap mode
Set the device to control notifications by tapping the button instead of dragging it. When an
alarm sounds, tap the button to stop the alarm instead of dragging the button.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility, and then tick Single tap mode.
Managing accessibility settings
Saving accessibility settings in a file
Export the current accessibility settings in a file.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Manage accessibility →
Import/Export, select an export option, and then tap OK. The accessibility settings file is
saved to the selected storage location.
Importing an accessibility settings file
Import an accessibility settings file and update the current settings.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility → Manage accessibility →
Import/Export, and then select an import option. Select a file to import and tap Done → OK.
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 → Device → Accessibility → Manage accessibility →
Share via. Then, select accessibility files and tap Done. Select a sharing method and follow
the on-screen instructions to share the files.
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Viewing accessibility services
View accessibility services installed on the device.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Device → Accessibility, and view the list of accessibility
services available in SERVICES.
Using other useful features
• Using S Voice: You can use S Voice to perform various functions using voice commands.
Launch S Voice, send messages and view tasks. Refer to S Voice for more information.
• Searching by voice: Use voice commands to search for webpage content. Use this feature
when you are on the move and cannot use your hands to enter text.
• Using the notifications panel: Drag the status bar downwards to open the notifications
panel. You can view new messages, adjust the screen brightness, and more. Refer to
Notifications and quick setting panels for more information.
• Using control motions: Control the device with palm motions or gestures. Refer to
Motions for more information.
• Using the finger scanner: Register your fingerprints to the device to unlock the screen or
verify the Samsung account password. Refer to Finger Scanner for more information.
• Using shortcuts to contacts: Add shortcuts to contacts on the Classic Home screen to
send messages more conveniently. Refer to Adding shortcuts for contacts to the Classic
Home screen for more information.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For more information, contact your service provider.
Your device displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact
your service provider.
Your device does not turn on
• When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Fully charge the
battery before turning on the device.
• The battery may not be inserted properly. Insert the battery again.
• Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and insert the battery again.
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The touch screen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a protective cover or optional accessories to the touch screen, the touch
screen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touch screen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touch screen may
malfunction.
• The touch screen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is upgraded to the latest version.
• If the touch screen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or has fatal errors
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or reinsert the battery and turn
on the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and
hold the Power button and the Volume button left simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to
restart it.
If this does not solve the problem, perform a factory data reset. On the Apps screen, tap
Settings → General → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → Reset device → Erase
everything. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored in the device.
If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using a headset, ensure that it is properly connected.
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Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume by pressing the Volume button or move to another area.
A cellular network or the Internet is often disconnected or audio
quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Recharge or replace the battery.
The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that the charger is connected properly.
• If the battery terminals are dirty, the battery may not charge properly or the device may
turn off. Wipe both gold-coloured contacts and try charging the battery again.
• The batteries in some devices are not user-replaceable. To have the battery replaced, visit
a Samsung Service Centre.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the useful charge
may be reduced.
• Battery consumption increases when you use messaging features or some apps, such as
games or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
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Your device is hot to the touch
When you use apps that require more power or use apps on your device for an extended
period of time, your device may feel hot to the touch. This is normal and should not affect
your device’s lifespan or performance.
Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera
app. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery or replace it with a battery that is fully charged.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these
tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
Error messages appear when opening multimedia files
If you receive error messages or multimedia files do not play when you open them on your
device, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is
DRM-protected, ensure that you have the appropriate licence or key to play the file.
• Ensure that the file formats are supported by the device. If a file format is not supported,
such as DivX or AC3, install an app that supports it. To confirm the file formats that your
device supports, visit www.samsung.com.
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• Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos
captured by other devices may not work properly.
• Your device supports multimedia files that are authorised by your network service
provider or providers of additional services. Some content circulated on the Internet,
such as ringtones, videos, or wallpapers, may not work properly.
Another Bluetooth device is not located
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your device.
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on the device you wish to connect
to.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
A connection is not established when you connect the device to a
computer
• Ensure that the USB cable you are using is compatible with your device.
• Ensure that you have the proper driver installed and updated on your computer.
• If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher
installed on your computer.
• Ensure that you have Samsung Kies or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on
your computer.
Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi
or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
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Data stored 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.
Removing the battery (non-removable type)
• These instructions are only for your service provider or an authorised repair agent.
• Damage or faults caused by the unauthorised removal of the battery are not
covered by the warranty.
• To remove or replace the battery, contact your service provider or an authorised
repair agent.
1 Insert the device opening tool into the gap between the device’s screen and the back
cover.
Then, start separating the screen from the back cover by using the tool to pry them apart
as shown in the image below.
Take care when inserting the tool to avoid damaging the device’s internal
components.
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2 Continue reinserting the tool and prying the screen and the back cover apart at close
intervals around the device.
Rotate the back cover carefully and ensure that the hooks are not damaged.
3 When the screen is disengaged, separate the screen and the back cover.
Then, put the back cover aside and place the screen face down on a flat work surface.
4 Loosen and remove the screws as shown in the image below.
5 Disconnect the battery connector and remove the tape as shown in the image below.
6 Remove the battery.
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