Samsung | SM-P580 | Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) User Manual (Nougat)

SM-P580
User Manual
English (HK). 06/2017. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com/hk
Table of Contents
Basics
Applications
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5
59 Installing or uninstalling apps
61Contacts
64Internet
65Email
66Camera
74Gallery
77 Samsung Notes
83Calendar
84 My Files
85Clock
86Calculator
87PEN.UP
90 Kids Mode
91 Google apps
Read me first
Device overheating situations and
solutions
8 Package contents
9 Device layout
14Battery
18 Memory card (microSD card)
20 Turning the device on and off
21 Controlling the touchscreen
24 Home screen
30 Lock screen
31 Notification panel
33 Entering text
35 Screen capture
36 Opening apps
36 S Pen features
44 Multi window
49 Samsung account
50 Transferring data from your previous
device
53 Device and data management
55 QUICK CONNECT
58 Sharing features
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Table of Contents
Settings
93Introduction
93Connections
100Sound
100Notifications
101Display
101Wallpaper
102 Advanced features
103 Device maintenance
105Apps
106 Lock screen and security
109 Cloud and accounts
112Google
113Accessibility
114 General management
114 Software update
115 User manual
115 About tablet
Appendix
116Troubleshooting
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Read me first
Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider,
model specifications, or device’s software.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly
depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the device or apps to work improperly.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
• 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.
• Be careful not to forget your unlock codes for the screen lock, accounts, and other
security features. If you forget an unlock code, you will not be able to use the device if
you do not reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inconvenience caused
by forgotten unlock codes.
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• Depending on the region or model, some devices are required to receive approval from
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If your device is approved by the FCC,
you can view the FCC ID of the device. To view the FCC ID, tap Apps → Settings →
About tablet → Battery information.
Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Notice: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Device overheating situations and solutions
When the device heats up while charging the battery
While charging, the device and the charger may become hot. This does not affect the device’s
lifespan or performance and is in the device’s normal range of operation. If the battery
becomes too hot, the charger may stop charging.
Do the following when the device heats up:
• Disconnect the charger from the device and close any running apps. Wait for the
device to cool down and then begin charging the device again.
• If the lower part of the device overheats, it could be because the connected USB
cable is damaged. Replace the damaged USB cable with a new Samsung-approved
one.
• When using a wireless charger, do not place foreign materials, such as metal objects,
magnets, and magnetic stripe cards, between the device and the wireless charger.
The wireless charging or fast charging feature is only available on supported models.
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When the device heats up during use
When you use features or apps that require more power or use them for extended periods,
your device may temporarily heat up due to increased battery consumption. Close any
running apps and do not use the device for a while.
The following are examples of situations in which the device may overheat. Depending on
the functions and apps you use, these examples may not apply to your model.
• During the initial setup after purchase or when restoring data
• When downloading large files
• When using apps that require more power or using apps for extended periods
– – When playing high-quality games for extended periods
– – When recording videos for extended periods
– – When streaming videos while using the maximum brightness setting
– – When connecting to a TV
• While multitasking (or, when running many apps in the background)
– – When using Multi window
– – When updating or installing apps while recording videos
– – When downloading large files during a video call
– – When recording videos while using a navigation app
• When using large amount of data for syncing with the cloud, email, or other accounts
• When using a navigation app in a car while the device is placed in direct sunlight
• When using the mobile hotspot and tethering feature
• When using the device in areas with weak signals or no reception
• When charging the battery with a damaged USB cable
• When the device’s multipurpose jack is damaged or exposed to foreign materials, such as
liquid, dust, metal powder, and pencil lead
• When you are roaming
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Do the following when the device heats up:
• Keep the device updated with the latest software.
• Conflicts between running apps may cause the device to heat up. Restart the device.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth features when not using them.
• Close apps that increase battery consumption or that run in the background when
not in use.
• Delete unnecessary files or unused apps.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a while. If
the device continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Device limitations when the device overheats
When the device heats up, the features and performance may be limited or the device may
turn off to cool down. This feature is only available on supported models.
• If the device becomes hotter than usual, a device overheating message will appear. To
lower the device’s temperature, the screen brightness and the performance speed will be
limited and battery charging will stop. Running apps will be closed and you will only be
able to make emergency calls until the device cools down.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, a power off message will
appear. Turn off the device, and wait until it cools down.
Precautions for operating environment
Your device may heat up due to the environment in the following conditions. Use caution to
avoid shortening the battery’s lifespan, damaging the device, or causing a fire.
• Do not store your device in very cold or very hot temperatures.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods.
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• Do not use or store your device for extended periods in very hot areas, such as inside a
car in the summertime.
• Do not place the device in any areas that may overheat, such as on an electric heating
mat.
• Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot cooking equipment, or high
pressure containers.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• Quick start guide
• The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the device before purchase.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause
the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Device layout
Device
Front camera
Light sensor
Power key
Volume key
Touchscreen
Memory card slot
Home key
Recents key
Back key
Multipurpose jack
Microphone
Headset jack
GPS antenna
Flash
Rear camera
S Pen
Loud speaker
Loud speaker
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The device and the Keyboard Cover contain magnets. The American Heart Association
(US) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK) both warn
that magnets can affect the operation of implanted pacemakers, cardioverters,
defibrillators, insulin pumps or other electro medical devices (collectively, “Medical
Device”) within the range of 15 cm (6 inches). If you are a user of any of these Medical
Devices, DO NOT USE THIS DEVICE AND THE KEYBOARD COVER UNLESS YOU HAVE
CONSULTED WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.
Do not store your device and the Keyboard Cover near magnetic fields. Magnetic
stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards, passbooks, and boarding passes,
may be damaged by magnetic fields.
• Connectivity problems and battery drain may occur in the following situations:
– – If you attach metallic stickers on the antenna area of the device
– – If you attach a device cover made with metallic material to the device
• Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen
protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.
• Do not allow water to contact the touchscreen. The touchscreen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
Keys
Key
Power
Recents
Function
• Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
• Press to turn on or lock the screen.
• Tap to open the list of recent apps.
• Press to turn on the screen while the screen is locked.
Home
• Press to return to the Home screen.
• Press and hold to launch Google.
• Tap to return to the previous screen.
Back
• Tap and hold to access additional options for the current
screen.
Volume
• Press to adjust the device volume.
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S Pen
S Pen button
S Pen nib
Tweezers
Name
S Pen nib
S Pen button
Tweezers
Functions
• Use the S Pen to write, draw, or perform touch actions on the
screen. The Recents key and the Back key can be used with the
S Pen.
• Hover the S Pen over items on the screen to access additional
S Pen features, such as the Air view feature.
• Hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button to
display the Air command features.
• While pressing and holding the S Pen button, drag the S Pen over
items to select them.
• Remove the S Pen nib with the tweezers when replacing the nib.
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Detaching the S Pen
When you remove the S Pen from the slot, the device launches Air command or displays the
air command features depending on the S Pen detachment option setting.
To change the setting, open the Apps screen and tap Settings → Advanced features → S
Pen → Detachment options.
When you insert the S Pen into the slot, insert the S Pen’s nib first. Failure to do so can
cause the S Pen to become stuck. Forcefully detaching the S Pen from the slot may
cause damage to the S Pen and your device.
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Replacing the S Pen nib
If the nib is dull, replace it with a new one.
1 Firmly hold the nib with the tweezers and remove it.
2 Insert a new nib into the S Pen.
Be careful not to pinch your fingers with the tweezers.
• Do not reuse old nibs. Doing so may cause the S Pen to malfunction.
• Do not press the nib excessively when inserting the nib into the S Pen.
• Do not insert the round end of the nib into the S Pen. Doing so may cause damage
to the S Pen or your device.
• Do not bend or apply excessive pressure with the S Pen while using it. The S Pen
may be damaged or the nib may be deformed.
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• If you use the S Pen at sharp angles on the screen, the device may not recognise
the S Pen actions.
• The Recents key and the Back key can be used with the S Pen.
• For more information about the S Pen, visit the Samsung website.
• If the S Pen is not working properly, take it to a Samsung Service Centre.
Battery
Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended
periods.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
1 Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor, and plug the USB cable into the
device’s multipurpose jack.
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2 Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
3 After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger
from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
Viewing the remaining charging time
While charging, open the Home screen and tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance →
Battery.
The actual charging time may vary depending on the status of your device and the
charging conditions. The remaining charging time may not be displayed when you
charge the device in very cold or very hot conditions.
Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power.
• Optimise the device using the device maintenance feature.
• When you are not using the device, turn off the screen by pressing the Power key.
• Activate power saving mode.
• Close unnecessary apps.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of apps that need to be synced, such as emails.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
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Battery charging tips and precautions
• When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on immediately
when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes
before turning on the device.
• If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection to
another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid losing power during a data
transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the battery.
• Using a power source other than the charger, such as a computer, may result in a slower
charging speed due to a lower electric current.
• The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the
battery.
• If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen may not
function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
• While charging, the device and the charger may heat up. This is normal and should not
affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the
charger may stop charging.
• If you charge the device while the multipurpose jack is wet, the device may be damaged.
Thoroughly dry the multipurpose jack before charging the device.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung
Service Centre.
Power saving mode
Activate power saving mode to extend the battery’s usage time.
1 On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance → Battery → MID.
2 Tap CUSTOMISE to change the power saving settings before entering power saving
mode.
3 Tap APPLY.
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Maximum power saving mode
In maximum power saving mode, the device decreases battery consumption by applying
the dark theme and limiting the apps and features available. The Bluetooth feature will be
deactivated.
1 On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance → Battery → MAX.
2 Tap CUSTOMISE to change the power saving settings before entering maximum power
saving mode.
3 Tap APPLY.
After entering maximum power saving mode, on the Home screen, tap
to use. To remove apps, tap → Edit and select an app with .
and select an app
To deactivate maximum power saving mode, tap → Disable Maximum power saving
mode.
The estimated battery usage time may vary depending on your device settings and
operating conditions.
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Memory card (microSD card)
Installing a memory card
Your device’s memory card capacity may vary from other models and some memory cards
may not be compatible with your device depending on the memory card manufacturer and
type. To view your device’s maximum memory card capacity, refer to the Samsung website.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
• The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When
inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device will ask to reformat
the card or will not recognise the card. If the device does not recognise your
memory card, format it on your computer.
• 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.
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot.
2 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3 Push the memory card into the slot until it locks in place.
4 Close the cover of the memory card slot.
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Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance → Storage → →
Storage settings → SD card → UNMOUNT.
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot.
2 Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
3 Close the cover of the memory card slot.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing
information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the
memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the
misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Device maintenance → Storage → →
Storage settings → SD card → Format → FORMAT.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not
cover loss of data resulting from user actions.
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Turning the device on and off
Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device.
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off.
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
Restarting the device
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume
Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Power key
Volume Down key
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Controlling the touchscreen
• Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the
device.
• It is recommended to use fingers or the S Pen when you use the touchscreen.
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 or the S Pen.
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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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Swiping
Swipe to the left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to view other panels. Swipe
upwards or downwards to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts.
Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.
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Home screen
Home screen
The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays
widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more.
To view other panels, swipe to the left or right, or tap one of the screen indicators at the
bottom of the screen.
A widget
An app
A folder
Screen indicators
News screen indicator. View
the latest articles in various
categories.
Apps screen icon
Favourite apps
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Home screen options
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access
the available options. Customise the Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home
screen panels. You can also set the Home screen wallpaper, add widgets to the Home screen,
and more.
• Wallpapers: Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen.
• Widgets: Add widgets to the Home screen. Widgets are small apps that launch specific
app functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen.
Adding items
Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen.
To add widgets, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen, tap Widgets, tap and hold a
widget, and then drag it to the Home screen.
Moving items
Tap and hold an item on the Home screen, and then drag it to a new location.
You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home
screen.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
To move an item more easily, tap and hold an item, and drag it to Move apps at the top of the
screen. The item will move to the panel at the top of the screen. Swipe to the left or right to
move to another panel and drag the item to a new location.
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Removing items
Tap and hold an item, and then drag it to Remove shortcut, Delete, or Remove at the top of
the screen.
Creating folders
Create folders and gather similar applications to quickly access and launch apps.
1 On the Home screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
2 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps.
A new folder containing the selected apps will be created.
3 Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name.
To change the folder colour, tap
.
To add more apps to the folder, tap ADD, tick the apps, and then tap ADD. You can also
add an app by dragging it to the folder on the Home screen.
To move apps from a folder to the Home screen, tap the folder, and then drag an app to the
Home screen.
To delete apps in a folder, tap the folder, and then drag the app you want to delete to
Remove shortcut at the top of the screen.
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Managing panels
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel.
To add a panel, swipe to the left, and then tap
.
To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of
the screen.
To set a panel as the main Home screen, tap
.
Using quick options
On the Home screen, tap and hold an app icon or folder to quickly access options.
Apps screen
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.
On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Apps screen. To view other panels, swipe to the
left or right, or select a screen indicator at the bottom of the screen.
Moving items
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
On the Apps screen, tap → Edit. Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
Creating folders
Create folders and gather similar applications to quickly access and launch apps you want.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
1 On the Apps screen, tap → Edit.
2 Tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
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3 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps.
A new folder containing the selected apps will be created.
4 Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name.
To change the folder colour, tap
.
To add more apps to the folder, tap ADD, tick the apps, and then tap ADD. You can also
add an app by dragging it to the folder on the Apps screen.
on the folder. Only the folder will be deleted. The folder’s apps will
To delete a folder, tap
be relocated to the Apps screen.
Rearranging items
You can rearrange items in alphabetical order on the Apps screen.
On the Apps screen, tap → Sort → Alphabetical order.
Searching for items
You can search for apps on the Apps screen or from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
On the Apps screen, enter characters in the search field. The device will search for and display
the items containing the characters you entered.
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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
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
GPS activated
Alarm activated
Mute mode activated
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery charging
Battery power level
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Lock screen
Pressing the Power key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and
automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period.
The screen is locked with Swipe, the default screen lock method.
Press the Power key or the Home key and swipe in any direction to unlock the screen.
To change the screen lock method, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and
security → Screen lock type, and then select a method.
When you set a pattern, PIN, or password for the screen lock method, you can protect your
personal information by preventing others from accessing your device. After setting the
screen lock method, the device will require an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
• Swipe: Swipe in any direction on the screen to unlock it.
• Pattern: Draw a pattern with four or more dots to unlock the screen.
• PIN: Enter a PIN with at least four numbers to unlock the screen.
• Password: Enter a password with at least four characters, numbers, or symbols to unlock
the screen.
• None: Do not set a screen lock method.
• You can unlock your device’s screen remotely from the Find My Mobile website
(findmymobile.samsung.com) using your Samsung account. To use this feature,
the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi network and you must sign in to your
Samsung account.
• If the unlock code is forgotten, you will not be able to use the device if you do not
reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inconvenience caused by
forgotten unlock codes.
• You can set your device to perform a factory data reset if you enter the unlock code
incorrectly several times in a row and reach the attempt limit. On the Apps screen,
tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Secure lock settings and tap the
Auto factory reset switch to activate it.
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Notification panel
Using the notification panel
When you receive new notifications, indicator icons appear on the status bar. To see more
information about the icons, open the notification panel and view the details.
To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notification panel,
swipe upwards on the screen.
You can open the notification panel, even on the locked screen.
You can use the following functions on the notification panel.
Switch between user accounts
or add new user accounts.
Launch Settings.
Quick setting buttons
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
Clear all notifications.
Block notifications from apps.
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Using quick setting buttons
Tap quick setting buttons to activate certain features. Swipe downwards on the notification
panel to view more buttons.
To change feature settings, tap the text under each button. To view more detailed settings,
tap and hold a button.
To rearrange buttons, tap → Button order, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to
another location.
Finder
Search for a variety of content with a keyword or search for nearby devices.
Searching for content or nearby devices
Open the notification panel, swipe downwards on the notification panel, and then tap Search
tablet and scan for nearby devices.
Enter a keyword in the search field.
To get more refined results, tap Filter under the search field, and then select filter details.
To search for nearby devices, tap QUICK CONNECT. Refer to QUICK CONNECT for more
information.
Setting search categories
You can set search categories to search for content in specific search fields.
Tap → Settings → Select search locations and select categories.
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Entering text
Keyboard layout
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send emails, 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.
Additional keyboard functions
Hide the keyboard.
Delete a preceding character.
Break to the next line.
Enter uppercase. For all caps,
tap it twice.
Move the cursor.
Enter symbols.
Change the input language.
Enter a space.
Changing the input language
Tap the input language key to switch between the input languages. Tap → Languages
and types → MANAGE INPUT LANGUAGES, and then select the languages to use.
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Additional keyboard functions
• : Add an item from the clipboard.
• → QWERTY KEYBOARD: Switch to the qwerty keyboard.
• → HANDWRITING: Switch to handwriting mode.
• : Enter text by voice.
Change the voice input
settings.
Start or pause entering text by
voice.
• : Enter emoticons.
• : Enter kaomojis.
• : Switch to the floating or split keyboard. You can move the keyboard to another
location by dragging the tab.
• : Change the keyboard settings.
Copying and pasting
1 Tap and hold over text.
2 Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text.
3 Tap Copy or Cut.
The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
4 Tap and hold where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste.
To paste text that you have previously copied, tap Clipboard and select the text.
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Screen capture
Capture a screenshot while using the device.
Capturing screenshots
Press and hold the Home key and the Power key simultaneously. You can view captured
images in Gallery.
You can also capture screenshots by swiping your hand to the left or right across the screen.
If this feature is not activated, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced features →
Palm swipe to capture and tap the switch to activate it.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
Capturing screenshots with the S Pen
You can also use the Air command features to capture screenshots.
Screen write allows you to write on captured screenshots. Use Scroll capture to capture
content that continues across multiple screens.
To select and capture a specific area, use Smart select.
Refer to Screen write and Smart select for more information.
Smart capture
You can capture the current screen and scrollable area. You can also immediately crop and
share the captured screen.
If this feature is not activated, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced features →
Smart capture, tap the switch to activate it, and then capture a screenshot. On the screen you
are capturing, use one of the following options:
• Scroll capture: Capture more content that continues across multiple screens, such as a
web page. The screen will automatically scroll down and more content will be captured.
• Draw: Write or draw on the screenshot.
• Crop: Crop a portion from the screenshot.
• Share: Share the screenshot.
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Opening apps
On the Home screen or the Apps screen, select an app icon to open it.
To open an app from the list of recently used apps, tap
and select a recent app window.
Closing an app
Tap
and drag a recent app window to the left or right to close it. To close all running apps,
tap CLOSE ALL.
S Pen features
Air command
To open the Air command panel, hover the S Pen over the screen and press the S Pen button.
You can also tap the Air command icon.
You can access useful features and frequently used apps.
View all notes
Create note
Smart select
Air command icon
Screen write
Add shortcuts
Translate
Air command settings
• Create note: Launch Samsung Notes and create a new note. Refer to Samsung Notes for
more information.
• View all notes: Launch Samsung Notes and view all notes.
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• Smart select: Collect content quickly. Refer to Smart select for more information.
• Screen write: Capture, edit, and write memos on screenshots, and then share them. Refer
to Screen write for more information.
• Translate: Hover the S Pen over a word to translate it. Refer to Translate for more
information.
• Add shortcuts: Add shortcuts to frequently used apps to the Air command panel. Refer
to Add shortcuts for more information.
• : Change the Air command settings.
Air command icon
When the Air command panel is closed, the Air command icon will remain on the screen. You
can open the Air command panel by tapping the icon.
To move the icon, tap
and drag it to a new location.
Smart select
Use the S Pen to select an area and perform actions, such as sharing or saving.
1 When there is content you want to capture, such as a part of an image, open the Air
command panel and tap Smart select.
2 Select a desired shape icon on the toolbar and drag the S Pen across the content you
want to select.
Tap Auto select to automatically reshape the selected area.
If text is included in the selected area, tap Extract text to recognise and extract text from
the selected area.
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3 Select an option to use with the selected area.
• Draw: Write or draw on the screen.
• Share: Share the selected area with others.
• Save: Save the selected area in Gallery.
Screen write
Capture screenshots to write or draw on them.
1 When there is content you want to capture, open the Air command panel and tap Screen
write.
The current screen is automatically captured and the editing toolbar appears on the
screen.
2 If you capture content that continues across multiple screens, such as a webpage, tap
Scroll capture to capture more content. The screen will automatically scroll down and
allow you to select SCROLL CAPTURE again. When you are finished capturing, tap DONE.
3 Write a memo on the screenshot.
4 Select an option to use with the screenshot.
• Crop: Crop the screenshot.
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• Share: Share the screenshot with others.
• Save: Save the screenshot in Gallery.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps.
Translate
Hover the S Pen over a word to translate it.
• To use this feature, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi.
• This feature does not support some languages.
• This feature is available only on screens that allow you to perform a screen capture.
1 Open the Air command panel and tap Translate.
2 Select the languages on the translator panel at the top of the screen.
3 Hover the S Pen over the word you want to translate.
The translated word will appear above the original word.
To view more definitions, tap the translated word.
4 To close the translator, tap
on the translator panel.
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Add shortcuts
Add shortcuts to frequently used apps or functions to the Air command panel.
On the Air command panel, tap Add shortcuts and select apps or functions to open from the
panel.
To edit shortcuts, open the Air command panel and tap
→ Shortcuts.
You can also remove the Create note shortcut.
Air view
Hover over an item on the screen with the S Pen to perform various functions.
Previewing information
Point at the screen to preview content or view information in a pop-up window.
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Using Air Button
Hovering the S Pen over items in some apps, such as Gallery, will display Air Button on the
preview window. You can perform various actions directly from the preview window using Air
Button.
Air Button
If this feature is not activated, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced
features → S Pen → Air view, and then tap the switch to activate it.
Pen Select
While pressing and holding the S Pen button, drag the S Pen over text or item lists to select
multiple items or text. You can also copy and paste the selected items or text into another
app or share them with others.
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Direct pen input
Fill in forms and write messages using your handwriting with the S Pen.
1 Hover the S Pen over a text field.
2 Tap to open the handwriting field.
3 Write with the S Pen.
If this feature is not activated, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced
features → S Pen → Direct pen input, and then tap the switch to activate it.
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Screen off memo
You can quickly create memos by writing on the screen without turning on it.
To activate this feature, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced features → S Pen,
and then tap the Screen off memo switch to activate it.
When the screen is off, write a memo with the S Pen. When you are finished writing the
memo, tap SAVE. Then, the memo will be saved in Samsung Notes.
To view memos, open the Apps screen and then tap Samsung Notes → COLLECTIONS →
Screen off memo.
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Multi window
Introduction
Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in the split screen view. You can also run
multiple apps at the same time in the pop-up view.
Some apps may not support this feature.
Pop-up view
Split screen view
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Split screen view
1 Tap to open the list of recently used apps.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards and tap on a recent app window.
The selected app will launch in the upper window.
3 In the lower window, swipe upwards or downwards to select another app to launch.
To launch apps not in the list of recently used apps, tap MORE APPS and select an app.
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Using additional options
Tap the bar between the app windows to access additional options.
Switch locations between
app windows.
Switch the selected
window to a pop-up view.
Close the currently
selected app.
Adjusting the window size
Drag the bar between the app windows up or down to adjust the size of the windows.
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Sharing text or images between windows
Drag and drop text or copied images from one window to another. Tap and hold an item in
the selected window and drag it to a location in another window.
Some apps may not support this feature.
Minimising the split screen view
Press the Home key to minimise the split screen view. The icon will appear on the status
bar. The app in the lower window will close and the app in the upper window will remain
active in the minimised split screen view.
To close the minimised split screen view, open the notification panel and tap the
the Multi window notification.
icon on
Maximising a window
Tap an app window and drag the bar between the app windows to the top or bottom edge of
the screen.
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Pop-up view
1 Tap to open the list of recently used apps.
2 Swipe upwards or downwards, tap and hold an app window, and then drag it to Drop
here for pop-up view.
The app screen will appear in the pop-up view.
Minimise the window.
Close the app.
Maximise the window.
Moving pop-up windows
To move a pop-up window, tap the window’s toolbar and drag it to a new location.
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Samsung account
Introduction
Your Samsung account is an integrated account service that allows you to use a variety of
Samsung services provided by mobile devices, TVs, and the Samsung website. Once your
Samsung account has been registered, you can use apps provided by Samsung, without
signing in to your account.
Create your Samsung account with your email address.
To check the list of services that can be used with your Samsung account, visit
account.samsung.com. For more information on Samsung accounts, open the Apps screen
and tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Samsung account → Help.
Registering your Samsung account
Registering a new Samsung account
If you do not have a Samsung account, you should create one.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account → CREATE ACCOUNT.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete creating your account.
Registering an existing Samsung account
If you already have a Samsung account, register it to the device.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Tap Samsung account.
3 Enter your email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
If you forget your account information, tap Forgotten your ID or password? You can find
your account information when you enter the required information and security code
displayed that is on the screen.
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Removing your Samsung account
When you remove your registered Samsung account from the device, your data, such as
contacts or events, will also be removed.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts.
2 Tap Samsung account and tap the account to remove.
3 Tap → Settings → Remove account → REMOVE ACCOUNT → OK.
4 Enter your Samsung account password and tap CONFIRM.
Transferring data from your previous device
You can transfer contacts, images, and other data from a previous device to your device via
Smart Switch or Samsung Cloud.
• This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers.
• Limitations apply. Visit www.samsung.com/hk/smartswitch for details. Samsung
takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to
transfer.
Transferring data via Smart Switch
Transfer data between mobile devices via Smart Switch. You can download the app from
Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
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Transferring data from a mobile device
Transfer data from your previous device to your device.
1 On the previous device, download and install Smart Switch from Galaxy Apps or Play
Store.
2 Place the devices near each other.
3 Launch Smart Switch on both devices.
4 When using this feature for the first time, tap START on your device.
5 After you select how to send data and connect your previous device to your device,
follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from the previous device.
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Transferring backup data from a computer
Back up data from your previous device to a computer and import the data to your device.
1 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/hk/smartswitch to download Smart Switch.
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using a
program provided by the device’s manufacturer. Then, skip to the fifth step.
3 Connect your previous device to the computer using the USB cable.
4 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device.
Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer.
5 Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
6 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your device.
Transferring data via Samsung Cloud
Back up data from your previous device to Samsung Cloud and restore the data to your
device. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud. Refer
to Samsung account for more information.
1 On the previous device, back up the data to your Samsung account.
2 On your device, tap Apps → Settings → Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud →
Restore.
3 Tap and select the previous device from the devices list.
4 Tick the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW.
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Device and data management
Connecting the device to a computer for data transfer
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files.
Doing so may cause data loss or device damage.
The devices may not connect properly if they are connected via a USB hub. Directly
connect the device to the computer’s USB port.
1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2 Open the notification panel, and then tap Transferring media files via USB →
Transferring media files.
If the computer cannot recognise your device, tap Transferring images.
3 Tap ALLOW to permit the computer to access your device’s data.
When the computer recognises your device, the device will appear in My PC.
4 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Updating the device
The device can be updated to the latest software.
Updating over the air
The device can be directly updated to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air (FOTA)
service.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Software update → Download updates manually.
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Updating with Smart Switch
Connect the device to a computer and update the device to the latest software.
1 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/hk/smartswitch to download and install
Smart Switch.
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
3 Connect the device to the computer using a USB cable.
4 If a software update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to update the device.
• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
updating.
• While updating the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process. Before updating, disconnect all
other media devices from the computer.
Backing up and restoring data
Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up
your sensitive information and access it later. You must sign in to your Google or Samsung
account to back up or restore data. Refer to Samsung account and Accounts for more
information.
Using a Samsung account
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Backup and restore → Backup
settings for the Samsung account, tap the switches next to the items you want to back up to
activate them, and then tap BACK UP NOW.
Data will be backed up to Samsung Cloud. Refer to Samsung Cloud for more information.
To set the device to automatically back up data, tap the Auto back up switch to activate it.
To restore backup data from Samsung Cloud using a Samsung account, tap Restore. Select a
device and the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW. The selected data will
be restored to your device.
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Using a Google account
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Backup and restore and tap the
Back up my data switch for the Google account to activate it. Tap Backup account and select
an account as the backup account. To add the backup account, tap Add account.
To restore data using a Google account, tap the Automatic restore switch to activate it. When
you reinstall apps, backed up settings and data will be restored.
Performing a data reset
Delete all settings and data on the device. Before performing a factory data reset, ensure you
back up all important data stored on the device. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for
more information.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General management → Reset → Factory data reset
→ RESET → DELETE ALL. The device automatically restarts.
QUICK CONNECT
Introduction
Quickly search for and connect with nearby devices, such as Bluetooth headsets or TVs, using
the Quick connect feature.
• If the device you want to connect does not support the Quick connect feature,
activate its Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth feature before launching QUICK CONNECT on
your device.
• Connection methods may vary depending on the type of connected devices or the
shared content.
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Connecting to other devices
1 Open the notification panel, swipe downwards on the notification panel, and then tap
Search tablet and scan for nearby devices.
2 Tap QUICK CONNECT.
The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features will be activated and the device will automatically
search for nearby devices.
3 Select a device from the list and connect to it by following the on-screen instructions.
The next steps may vary depending on the connected device.
Connecting to a TV
Connect your device and a TV to view the device’s content on the larger screen. You may be
able to use more features depending on the connected TV.
1 Turn on the TV and place your device close to the TV.
2 Open the notification panel, swipe downwards on the notification panel, and then tap
Search tablet and scan for nearby devices.
3 Tap QUICK CONNECT.
4 Select the TV.
The list of features you can use with the TV appears.
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5 Select a feature and follow the on-screen instructions to use the feature.
Available features may vary depending on the TV.
• View tablet on TV (Smart View): View your device’s content on the TV screen. You
may need to activate the Screen Mirroring feature on the TV depending on the
TV you want to connect. If the TV does not support the Screen Mirroring feature,
use compatible accessories to enable the feature. Compatible accessories include
HomeSync and an AllShare Cast dongle.
• View TV on tablet: Watch TV on your device’s screen. You can continue watching TV
within the allowed connection range.
• Register TV / Deregister TV: Register the TV to your device to use additional features.
• Some files may be buffered during playback, depending on the connection.
• If the TV does not support High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), you
cannot view Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected content on the TV.
Streaming content on the registered TV
If you register a TV to your device, you can more easily connect to the TV while playing
content.
When your device recognises the registered TV while you are watching content, the
icon
will appear on the device. Tap the icon to stream the content from your device to your TV.
• This feature is supported only by the device’s default gallery app.
• When the registered TV is connected to an electric socket, you can use this feature
even if the TV screen is turned off.
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Sharing features
Share content by using various sharing options. The following actions are an example of
sharing images.
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap Share and select a sharing method, such as Bluetooth and email.
You can also use the following options:
• Transfer files to device: Share content with nearby devices via Wi-Fi Direct or
Bluetooth. The visibility settings must be activated on the devices.
• View content on TV (Smart View): View your device’s displayed content on a larger
screen via a wireless connection.
When you have a communication or sharing history, the people you contacted will
appear on the sharing options panel. To directly share content with them via the
corresponding app, select a person’s icon. If the feature is not activated, open the
Apps screen, tap Settings → Advanced features, and then tap the Direct share
switch to activate it.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to share the image with others.
When the image is sent to the recipients’ devices, a notification will appear on their devices.
Tap the notification to view or download the image.
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Installing or uninstalling apps
Galaxy Apps
Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung
Galaxy devices.
Tap Samsung → Galaxy Apps on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap the search field to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap → Settings → Auto update apps, and
then select an option.
Play Store
Purchase and download apps.
Tap Play Store on the Apps screen.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or search for apps by keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap
then select an option.
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→ Settings → Auto-update apps, and
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Managing apps
Uninstalling or disabling apps
On the Apps screen, tap → Edit. The
icon appears on the apps that you can disable
or uninstall. Select an app and tap DISABLE or OK. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap
Settings → Apps, select an app, and then tap DISABLE or UNINSTALL.
• DISABLE: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the device.
• UNINSTALL: Uninstall downloaded apps.
Enabling apps
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Apps →
ENABLE.
→ Disabled, select an app, and then tap
Setting app permissions
For some apps to operate properly, they may need permission to access or use information
on your device. When you open an app, a pop-up window may appear and request access to
certain features or information. Tap ALLOW on the pop-up window to grant permissions to
the app.
To view your app permission settings, open the Apps screen and tap Settings → Apps.
Select an app and tap Permissions. You can view the app’s permissions list and change its
permissions.
To view or change app permission settings by permission category, open the Apps screen,
tap Settings → Apps → → App permissions. Select an item and tap the switches next to
apps to grant permissions.
If you do not grant permissions to apps, the basic features of the apps may not
function properly.
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Contacts
Introduction
Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device.
Adding contacts
Creating a new contact
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap and select a storage location.
3 Enter contact information.
Add an image.
Enter contact information.
Open more information fields.
4 Tap SAVE.
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Importing contacts
Add contacts by importing them from other storages to your device.
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Settings → Import/Export contacts → IMPORT.
3 Select a storage location to import contacts from.
4 Select a storage location to save contacts to.
5 Tick VCF files or contacts to import and tap DONE.
Syncing contacts with your web accounts
Sync your device contacts with online contacts saved in your web accounts, such as your
Samsung account.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts, select an account
name, select the account to sync with, and then tap Contacts (Samsung account) or Sync
Contacts.
Searching for contacts
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Drag a finger along the index at the 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 an email.
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Sharing contacts
You can share contacts with others by using various sharing options.
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Share.
3 Tick contacts and tap SHARE.
4 Select a sharing method.
Merging duplicate contacts
When you import contacts from other storages, or sync or move contacts to other accounts,
your contacts list may include duplicate contacts. Merge duplicate contacts into one to
streamline your contacts list.
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Settings → Merge duplicate contacts.
3 Tick contacts and tap MERGE.
Deleting contacts
1 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2 Tap → Delete.
3 Tick contacts and tap DELETE.
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Internet
Introduction
Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to
access them conveniently.
Browsing webpages
1 Tap Samsung → Internet on the Apps screen.
2 Tap the address field.
3 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go.
To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen.
Bookmark the current
webpage.
Refresh the current webpage.
Move between pages.
Access additional options.
View your bookmarks, saved
webpages, and recent
browsing history.
Close the tab.
Open a new tab.
Open the homepage.
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Using secret mode
In secret mode, you can separately save and manage open tabs, bookmarks, and saved pages.
You can lock secret mode using a password.
Activating secret mode
Tap → Turn on Secret mode. If you are using this feature for the first time, set whether to
use a password for secret mode.
In secret mode, you cannot use some features, such as screen capture.
In secret mode, the device will change the colour of the toolbars.
Changing security settings
You can change your password or the lock method.
Tap → Settings → Privacy → Secret mode security → Change password.
Deactivating secret mode
Tap → Turn off Secret mode.
Email
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
1 Tap Samsung → Email on the Apps screen.
2 Enter the email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
To manually register an email account, tap MANUAL SETUP.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→
→ Add account.
If you have more than one email account, you can set one as the default account. Tap
→ → Set default account.
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Sending emails
1 Tap to compose an email.
2 Add recipients and enter an email text.
3 Tap SEND to send the mail.
Reading emails
When Email is open, the device will automatically retrieve new emails. To manually retrieve
emails, swipe downwards on the screen.
Tap an email on the screen to read it.
If email syncing is disabled, new emails cannot be retrieved. To enable email syncing,
tap → → your account name, and then tap the Sync account switch to activate
it.
Camera
Introduction
Take photos and record videos using various modes and settings.
Camera etiquette
• Do not take photos or record videos of other people without their permission.
• Do not take photos or record videos where legally prohibited.
• Do not take photos or record videos in places where you may violate other people’s
privacy.
Launching Camera
Use the following methods to launch Camera:
• Tap Camera on the Apps screen.
• On the locked screen, drag
outside the large circle.
Some camera features are not available when you launch Camera from the locked
screen or when the screen is turned off while the security features are activated.
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Using swipe gestures
Quickly control the preview screen by swiping in different directions. You can change the
shooting mode, switch between cameras, or apply filter effects.
Front camera preview
Shooting modes
Rear camera preview
Filter effects
Switching cameras
On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards to switch between cameras.
Viewing shooting modes
On the preview screen, swipe from the left to the right to open the shooting modes list.
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Viewing filter effects
One the preview screen, swipe from the right to the left to open the filter effects list. You can
apply a unique feel to your photos or videos.
This feature is only available in some shooting modes.
Basic shooting
Taking photos or recording videos
1 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
2 Tap to take a photo or tap to record a video.
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
• To adjust the brightness of photos or videos, tap the screen. When the adjustment bar
appears, drag on the adjustment bar towards or .
• To capture an image from the video while recording, tap
.
• To change the focus while recording a video, tap where you want to focus. To focus on
the centre of the screen, tap .
Current mode
Camera settings
Make faces appear
brighter and clearer.
Preview thumbnail
Change the flash
setting.
Take a photo.
Record a video.
Switch between the
front and rear
cameras.
Filter effects
Shooting modes
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• The preview screen may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• Make sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in
some modes that require high resolutions.
• The front camera features a wide-angle lens. Minor distortion may occur in wideangle photos and does not indicate device performance problems.
Locking the focus and exposure
You can lock the focus or exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from
automatically adjusting based on changes to the subjects or light sources.
Tap and hold the area to focus, the AF/AE frame will appear on the area and the focus and
exposure setting will be locked. The setting remains locked even after you take a photo.
This feature is only available in some shooting modes.
Customising shooting modes
On the preview screen, swipe to the right to open the shooting modes list and select a mode.
To view the description of each mode, tap → Info.
To rearrange modes, tap → Edit, tap and hold a mode icon, and then drag it to a new
location.
To add mode shortcuts to the Home screen, tap → Add shortcut on home screen.
Auto mode
Auto mode allows the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode
for the photo.
On the shooting modes list, tap Auto.
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Pro mode
Take photos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as exposure value and
ISO value.
On the shooting modes list, tap Pro. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap
to take a photo.
• : Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range. You
can set the colour temperature.
• : Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for
stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects.
However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos.
• : Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the camera’s sensor
receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
Panorama
Take a series of photos horizontally or vertically and then stitch them together to create a
wide scene.
On the shooting modes list, tap Panorama.
To get the best shots using panorama mode, follow these tips:
• Move the camera slowly in one direction.
• Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder. If the preview
image is out of the guide frame or you do not move the device, the device will
automatically stop taking photos.
• Avoid taking photos of indistinct backgrounds, such as an empty sky or a plain
wall.
Continuous shot
Take a series of photos of moving subjects.
On the shooting modes list, tap Continuous shot.
Tap and hold
to take several photos continuously.
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HDR (Rich tone)
Take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas.
On the shooting modes list, tap HDR (Rich tone).
Without effect
With effect
Selfie
Take self-portraits with the front camera. You can preview various beauty effects on the
screen.
1 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
to switch to the front
camera for self-portraits.
2 On the shooting modes list, tap Selfie.
3 Face the front camera lens.
4 When the device detects your face, show your palm to the front camera. After
recognising your palm, a countdown timer will appear. When the time is up, the device
will take a photo.
To use various shooting options for the front camera, tap
pictures, and then tap the switches to activate them.
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Night
Take a photo in low-light conditions, without using the flash.
On the shooting modes list, tap Night.
Beauty face
Take a photo with lightened faces for gentler images.
On the shooting modes list, tap Beauty face.
Sports
Take a photo of fast-moving subjects.
On the shooting modes list, tap Sports.
Sound & shot
Take a photo with sound. The device identifies the photos with
in Gallery.
On the shooting modes list, tap Sound & shot.
Camera settings
Quick settings
On the preview screen, use the following quick settings.
The available options may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• : Select a metering method. This determines how light values are calculated.
Centre-weighted uses the light in the centre portion of the shot to calculate the
exposure of the shot. Spot uses the light in a concentrated centre area of the shot to
calculate the exposure of the shot. Matrix averages the entire scene.
• : Activate or deactivate the flash.
• : Set the device to record sound before or after taking a photo.
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Camera settings
On the preview screen, tap
.
The available options may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
REAR CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
FRONT CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Save pictures as previewed: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original
scene, when taking photos with the front camera.
• Ways to take pictures: Select shooting options to use.
COMMON
• Timer: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
• Full screen view (16:9): Set the device to preview photos or videos using the full screen
ratio.
• Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
• Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo.
• GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such
as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.
• Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet.
To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting.
• Review pictures: Set the device to show photos after capturing them.
• Storage location: Select the memory location for storage.
• Floating Camera button: Add the customisable shutter button on the preview screen.
• Volume key function: Set the device to use the Volume key to control the shutter.
• Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
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Gallery
Introduction
View images and videos stored in your device. You can also manage images and videos by
album or create stories to share with others.
Viewing images and videos
Viewing images
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → PICTURES.
2 Select an image.
Move to the previous screen.
Access additional options.
Add the image to favourites.
Share the image with others.
Modify the image.
Delete the image.
Image and video preview
thumbnails
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To hide or show the menus, tap the screen.
You can create a GIF animation or collage from multiple images. Tap → Animate or
Collage, and then select images. You can select up to six images for your collage.
Viewing videos
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → PICTURES.
2 Select a video to play. Video files show the icon on the preview thumbnail.
Display your videos.
Access additional
options.
Skip to the previous
video. Tap and hold
to rewind.
Skip to the next
video. Tap and hold
to fast-forward.
Pause and resume
playback.
Rewind or
fast-forward by
dragging the bar.
Change screen ratio.
Lock the playback
screen.
Switch to the
pop-up video player.
Create a GIF
animation.
Drag your finger up or down on the left side of the playback screen to adjust the brightness,
or drag your finger up or down on the right side of the playback screen to adjust the volume.
To rewind or fast-forward, swipe to the left or right on the playback screen.
Viewing albums
You can sort the images and videos saved in your device by folder or album. The animations
or collages you have created will also be sorted in your folders on the albums list.
On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → ALBUMS and select an album.
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Viewing stories
When you capture or save images and videos, the device will read their date and location
tags, sort the images and videos, and then create stories. To create stories automatically, you
must capture or save multiple images and videos.
Creating stories
Create stories with various themes.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → STORIES.
2 Tap → Create story.
3 Tick images or videos to include in the story and tap DONE.
4 Enter a title for the story and tap CREATE.
To add images or videos to a story, select a story and tap ADD.
To remove images or videos from a story, select a story, tap → Edit, tick images or videos to
remove, and then tap → Remove from story.
Deleting stories
1 On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → STORIES.
2 Tap and hold a story to delete, and tap DELETE.
Syncing images and videos with Samsung Cloud
You can sync images and videos saved in Gallery with Samsung Cloud and access them from
other devices. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud.
Refer to Samsung account for more information.
On the Apps screen, tap Gallery → → Settings and tap the Samsung Cloud switch to
activate it. Images and videos captured on the device will be automatically saved to Samsung
Cloud.
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Deleting images or videos
Deleting an image or a video
Select an image or a video and tap Delete at the bottom of the screen.
Deleting multiple images and videos
1 On the main Gallery screen, tap and hold an image or a video to delete.
2 Tick the images or videos to delete.
3 Tap DELETE.
Sharing images or videos
Select an image or a video, tap Share at the bottom of the screen, and then select a sharing
method.
Samsung Notes
Introduction
Create notes by entering text from the keyboard or by writing or drawing on the screen with
the S Pen. You can also insert images or voice recordings into your notes.
Creating notes
1 On the Apps screen, tap Samsung Notes → ALL →
.
You can also open the Air command panel and tap the Create note shortcut.
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2 Select an input method from the toolbar at the top of the screen and compose a note.
Tap Image to insert an image by selecting from Gallery or by taking a photo.
Tap Voice to record a voice recording and insert it into the note. Voice recording will start
immediately.
Enter text using the keyboard.
Write or draw with pens.
Insert a voice recording.
Paint with brushes.
Insert an image.
3 When you are finished composing the note, tap SAVE.
Composing notes in handwriting mode
On the note composer screen, tap Pen to write or draw with the S Pen.
Selection mode
Undo
Eraser mode
Redo
Pen mode
Extend the page.
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Changing the pen settings
When writing or drawing on the screen, tap
colour.
to change the pen type, line thickness, or pen
Change the pen type.
Change the line thickness.
Change the pen colour.
Select a new colour using the
colour picker.
Using the line eraser
1 When you want to erase handwriting from a note, tap
2 Tap an area to erase.
.
The whole line on the area will be erased. The line eraser can erase your note line by line.
• To only erase the area you touch with the S Pen, tap once more and tap Erase
touched area. You can adjust the size of the eraser by dragging the size adjustment
bar.
• To clear the note, tap ERASE ALL.
• You can also erase an area in pen mode by tapping it while pressing and holding
the S Pen button.
• Even with a smaller eraser, you may still not be able to precisely erase the intended
part.
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Editing handwritten notes
Edit handwritten notes using various editing options, such as cutting, moving, resizing, or
transforming.
1 When there is handwriting on the note, tap
.
once more.
To change the shape of the selection, tap
2 Tap or draw a line around the input to select.
To move the input to another location, select the input, and then drag it to a new
location.
To change the size of the selection, tap the input and drag a corner of the frame that
appears.
3 Edit the input using the available options.
• Cut: Cut out the input. To paste it to another location, tap and hold the location, and
then tap Paste.
• Copy: Copy the input. To paste it to another location, tap and hold the location, and
then tap Paste.
• Delete: Delete the input.
• To front: Send the input to the front.
• To back: Send the input to the back.
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Painting with brushes
On the note composer screen, tap Brush to paint with various brushes.
When you are finished, tap DONE to insert your painting into the note.
You can post your painting to PEN.UP to share it with others.
Insert the painting into the
note.
Change the brush’s radius or
opacity.
Select a new colour using the
colour picker.
Change the brush colour.
Undo
Redo
Eraser mode
Post the painting to PEN.UP.
Inserting images into a note
On the note composer screen, tap Image. Tap CAMERA →
to take a photo, or tap
GALLERY or OTHER to select an image. The image will be inserted into your note.
Inserting voice recordings into a note
On the note composer screen, tap Voice to make a voice recording. Tap
The voice recording will be inserted into your note.
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to stop recording.
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Pinning a note to the Home screen
Pin a note to the Home screen to quickly view it or open and edit it.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Samsung Notes.
2 Tap ALL, or tap COLLECTIONS and select a category.
3 Select a note and tap → Pin to home screen.
The note will be added to the Home screen.
On the Home screen, tap and hold a note to move or resize it. To replace the note with
another one, tap → CHANGE NOTE.
Deleting notes
1 On the Apps screen, tap Samsung Notes.
2 Tap ALL, or tap COLLECTIONS and select a category.
3 Tap and hold a note to delete.
To delete multiple notes, tick more notes to delete.
4 Tap DELETE.
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Calendar
Introduction
Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or tasks in your planner.
Creating events
1 Tap Calendar on the Apps screen.
2 Tap .
3 Enter event details.
Enter a title.
Set a start and end date for the
event.
Select a calendar to use or
sync with.
Set an alarm.
Enter the location of the event.
Add a note.
Attach a map showing the
location of the event.
Add more details.
4 Tap SAVE to save the event.
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Creating tasks
1 Tap Calendar on the Apps screen.
2 Tap VIEW → Tasks.
3 Tap and enter task details.
4 Tap SAVE to save the task.
Syncing events and tasks with your accounts
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Cloud and accounts → Accounts, select an account
service, and then tap the Calendar (Samsung account) switch or the Sync Calendar switch
to sync events and tasks with the account.
To add accounts to sync with, open the Apps screen and tap Calendar → → Manage
calendars → Add account. Then, select an account to sync with and sign in. When an
account is added, it will appear on the list.
My Files
Access and manage various files stored in the device or in other locations, such as cloud
storage services.
On the Apps screen, tap My Files.
View files that are stored in each storage. You can also view files in your device or a memory
card by category.
To free up the device’s storage, tap → Manage storage usage → CLEAN NOW.
To search for files or folders, tap the search field, and then enter a keyword.
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Clock
Introduction
Set alarms, check the current time in many cities around the world, time an event, or set a
specific duration.
ALARM
On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → Clock → ALARM.
Setting alarms
Tap
in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set
other various alarm options, and then tap SAVE.
To open the keypad to enter an alarm time, tap the time input field.
To activate or deactivate alarms, tap the switch next to the alarm in the alarms list.
Stopping alarms
Tap DISMISS to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze option, tap
SNOOZE to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time.
Deleting alarms
Tap and hold an alarm, tick alarms to delete, and then tap DELETE.
WORLD CLOCK
On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → Clock → WORLD CLOCK.
Creating clocks
Tap
, enter a city name or select a city from the globe, and then tap ADD.
Deleting clocks
Tap and hold a clock, tick clocks to delete, and then tap DELETE.
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STOPWATCH
1 On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → Clock → STOPWATCH.
2 Tap START to time an event.
To record lap times while timing an event, tap LAP.
3 Tap STOP to stop timing.
To restart the timing, tap RESUME.
To clear lap times, tap RESET.
TIMER
1 On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → Clock → TIMER.
2 Set the duration, and then tap START.
To open the keypad to enter the duration, tap the duration input field.
3 Tap DISMISS when the timer goes off.
Calculator
Perform simple or complex calculations.
Tap Samsung → Calculator on the Apps screen.
To clear the history, tap CLEAR HISTORY.
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PEN.UP
Introduction
PEN.UP is a social network service for sharing artwork drawn with the S Pen. Post your
artwork, view others’ artwork, and get useful drawing tips.
View your recent activity
history.
Your profile
View artwork by category.
Post your artwork.
You can sign in to PEN.UP with your Samsung account or other SNS accounts.
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Posting your artwork
Post your artwork created in Samsung Notes or other drawing apps to PEN.UP.
1 On the Apps screen, tap Samsung → PEN.UP → .
2 Add your artwork to post and enter a title, description, and hashtag.
Add your artwork to post.
Enter a title.
Enter a description.
Add hashtags.
Select where to post the
artwork.
Select a category.
Share your artwork with your
other SNS accounts.
3 Tap POST.
Posting artwork from other apps
To post your artwork from Gallery or other drawing apps, select the artwork from an app and
tap Share → PEN.UP.
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Viewing artwork
Select a post you want to view. While viewing artwork, you can add comments or set it as a
favourite. You can also download artwork or set one as your wallpaper.
Set the artwork as a favourite.
View the users who like the
artwork.
View comments and add a
comment.
Repost the artwork.
To download artwork, tap → Save artwork. Downloaded artwork will be saved in Gallery.
You can only download artwork permitted by owners.
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Kids Mode
Provide a fun and safe environment for children by restricting children’s access to certain apps
or content.
To start kids mode, tap Kids Mode on the Home or Apps screen.
When you launch this app for the first time, set PIN. Then, follow the on-screen instructions.
Kids Store
Kids Gallery
Kids Music
Kids Camera
Kids Video
Kids Drawing
Kids Magic Voice
Kids House
Access parental
controls.
Exit kids mode.
To move to the contents page, swipe to the right on the kids mode screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Applications
Google apps
Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google
account to access some apps. Refer to Accounts for more information.
To view more app information, access each app’s help menu.
Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the
region or service provider.
Chrome
Search for information and browse webpages.
Gmail
Send or receive emails via the Google Mail service.
Maps
Find your location on the map, search the world map, and view location information for
various places around you.
Play Music
Discover, listen to, and share music on your device. You can upload music collections stored
on your device to the cloud and access them later.
Play Movies & TV
Purchase or rent videos, such as movies and TV programmes, from Play Store.
Drive
Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others.
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YouTube
Watch or create videos and share them with others.
Photos
Search for, manage, and edit all your photos and videos from various sources in one place.
Hangouts
Send messages, images, and emoticons to your friends and have video calls with them.
Google
Search quickly for items on the Internet or your device.
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Settings
Introduction
Customise settings for functions and apps. You can make your device more personalised by
configuring various setting options.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings.
To search for settings by entering keywords, tap
.
Connections
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
2 Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list.
Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon.
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3 Tap CONNECT.
• Once the device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will reconnect to that
network each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the
device connecting to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks
and tap FORGET.
• If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network properly, restart your device’s Wi-Fi feature
or the wireless router.
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The detected devices are listed.
If the device you want to connect to is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
Wi-Fi Direct feature.
3 Select a device to connect to.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Wi-Fi Direct connection
request.
Sending and receiving data
You can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other devices. The following actions
are an example of sending an image to another device.
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap Share → Wi-Fi Direct and select a device to transfer the image to.
4 Accept the Wi-Fi Direct connection request on the other device.
If the devices are already connected, the image will be sent to the other device without
the connection request procedure.
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Settings
Ending the device connection
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi.
2 Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The device displays the connected devices in the list.
3 Tap the device name to disconnect the devices.
Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via Bluetooth.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted
and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating
distance may be reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth
SIG, may be incompatible with your device.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies
of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth, and then tap the switch to
activate it.
The detected devices are listed.
2 Select a device to pair with.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option. Refer to the other device’s user manuals.
Your device is visible to other devices while the Bluetooth settings screen is open.
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Settings
3 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on your device to confirm.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Bluetooth connection
request.
Sending and receiving data
Many apps support data transfer via Bluetooth. You can share data, such as contacts or media
files, with other Bluetooth devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image
to another device.
1 Tap Gallery on the Apps screen.
2 Select an image.
3 Tap Share → Bluetooth, and then select a device to transfer the image to.
If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming
the auto-generated passkey.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option.
4 Accept the Bluetooth connection request on the other device.
Unpairing Bluetooth devices
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth.
The device displays the paired devices in the list.
2 Tap next to the device name to unpair.
3 Tap Unpair.
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Settings
Tablet visibility
Allow other devices to find your device to share content with you. When this feature is
activated, your device will be visible to other devices when they search for available devices
using their Transfer files to device option.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the Tablet visibility switch to activate it.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Data usage.
• Wi-Fi data usage: Monitor your Wi-Fi data usage.
• Restrict networks: Select Wi-Fi networks to prevent apps running in the background
from using them.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the Flight mode switch to activate it.
Make sure the device is turned off during takeoff and landing. After takeoff, you can
use the device in flight mode if allowed by aircraft personnel.
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Settings
Location
Change settings for location information permissions.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Location.
• Locating method: Select a network to use for locating your device.
• Improve accuracy: Set the device to use the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth feature to increase the
accuracy of your location information, even when the features are deactivated.
• RECENT LOCATION REQUESTS: View which apps request your current location
information and their battery usage.
• LOCATION SERVICES: View the location services your device is using.
More connection settings
Customise settings to control other features.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings.
• Nearby device scanning: Set the device to scan for nearby devices to connect to.
• Printing: Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search
for available printers or add one manually to print files. Refer to Printing for more
information.
• 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.
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Printing
Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can connect the device to a
printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents.
Some printers may not be compatible with the device.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → Printing →
Download plug-in.
2 Search for a printer plug-in in Play Store.
3 Select a printer plug-in and install it.
4 Select the printer plug-in and tap the switch to activate it.
The device searches for printers that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your
device.
5 Select a printer to add.
To add printers manually, tap → Add printer → ADD PRINTER.
Printing content
While viewing content, such as images or documents, access the options list, tap Print →
→ All printers..., and then select a printer.
Printing methods may vary depending on the content type.
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Sound
Change settings for various sounds on the device.
On the Settings screen, tap 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.
• Notification sounds: Select a default notification sound. You can also change the
notification settings for each app.
• Do not disturb: Set the device to mute notification sounds, except for allowed
exceptions.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when you select an app or option on the
touchscreen.
• Screen lock sounds: Set the device to sound when you lock or unlock the touchscreen.
• Charging sound: Set the device to sound when it is connected to a charger.
• Keyboard sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Sound quality and effects: Configure additional sound settings.
Notifications
Change the notification settings for each app.
On the Settings screen, tap Notifications.
To customise notification settings, tap ADVANCED and select an app.
• Allow notifications: Allow notifications from the selected app.
• Show silently: Set the device to mute notification sounds and hide notification previews.
• Set as priority: Display notifications at the top of the notification panel and include them
in the allowed list when Do not disturb is activated.
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Display
Options
Change the display and the Home screen settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Display.
• Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display.
• Auto brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display automatically.
• Screen zoom and font: Change the screen zoom setting or font size and style.
• Home screen: Customise the Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home
screen panels, and more. Refer to Home screen options for more information.
• Icon frames: Set whether to display shaded backgrounds to make icons stand out.
• Status bar: Customise the settings for displaying notifications or indicators on the status
bar.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s
backlight.
• Screensaver: Set the device to launch a screensaver when the device is charging.
Wallpaper
Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Wallpaper.
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Advanced features
Options
Activate advanced features and change the settings that control them.
On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features.
Excessive shaking or impact to the device may cause unintended input for some
features.
• S Pen: Change the settings for using the S Pen. Refer to S Pen features for more
information about Air command, Air view, and Screen off memo.
• Accessories: Change the accessory settings.
• Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are
looking at the display.
• Multi window: Select a Multi window launch method.
• Smart capture: Set the device to capture content that continues across multiple screens,
and crop and share the screenshot immediately.
• Palm swipe to capture: Set the device to capture a screenshot when you swipe your
hand to the left or right across the screen. You can view the captured images in Gallery.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
• Easy mute: Set the device to mute alarms by using palm motions.
• Direct share: Set the device to display the people you contacted on the sharing options
panel to allow you to share content directly.
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Device maintenance
The device maintenance feature provides an overview of the status of your device’s battery,
storage, memory, and system security. You can also automatically optimise the device with a
tap of your finger.
Battery
Device security
Storage
Memory
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Using the quick optimisation feature
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → FIX NOW or OPTIMISE NOW.
The quick optimisation feature improves device performance through the following actions.
• Clearing some memory.
• Deleting unnecessary files and closing apps running in the background.
• Managing abnormal battery usage.
• Scanning for malware.
Battery
Check the remaining battery power and time to use the device. For devices with low battery
levels, conserve battery power by activating power saving features.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Battery.
• The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs
out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating
conditions.
• You cannot receive notifications from apps that use power saving mode.
Managing the battery
You can save battery power by preventing apps that are running in the background from
using battery power when they are not being used. Tick apps from the apps list and tap SAVE
POWER.
Also, tap → Advanced settings to set app power monitor options.
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Storage
Check the status of the used and available memory.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Storage.
The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default apps occupy part of the memory.
The available capacity may change when you update the device.
Managing the memory
To delete residual files, such as cache, tap CLEAN NOW. To delete files or uninstall apps that
you do not use any more, select a category under USER DATA. Then, tick items to select and
tap DELETE or UNINSTALL.
Memory
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Memory.
To speed up your device by reducing the amount of RAM you are using, tick apps from the
apps list, and tap CLEAN NOW.
Device security
Check the device’s security status. This feature scans your device for malware.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Device security → SCAN TABLET.
Apps
Manage the device’s apps and change their settings. You can view the apps’ usage
information, change their notification or permission settings, or uninstall or disable
unnecessary apps.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps.
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Lock screen and security
Options
Change the settings for securing the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security.
The available options may vary depending on the screen lock method selected.
• Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method.
• Smart Lock: Set the device to automatically unlock itself in certain situations.
• Secure lock settings: Change screen lock settings for the selected lock method.
• Show information: Change settings for the items displayed on the locked screen.
• Notifications: Set whether or not to show notification content on the locked screen and
select which notifications to display.
• App shortcuts: Select apps to display shortcuts to them on the locked screen.
• Find My Mobile: Activate or deactivate the Find My Mobile feature. Access the Find My
Mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) to track and control your lost or stolen
device.
• Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources.
• Private mode: Activate private mode to prevent others from accessing your personal
content. Refer to Private mode for more information.
• Secure startup: Protect your device by setting it to require a screen unlock code when
turning on the device. You must enter the unlock code to start the device and receive
messages and notifications.
• Encrypt SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.
If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the device
will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the
device.
• Other security settings: Configure additional security settings.
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Private mode
Hide personal content in your device to prevent others from accessing it.
Activating private mode
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Private mode, and then tap the
switch to activate it.
If you are activating private mode for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to
set up a private mode access code.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset private mode access code.
Private mode is activated and the
icon appears on the status bar.
You can view and access the hidden items only when private mode is activated. To
hide items stored in the private folder, deactivate private mode.
Hiding content
1 On the Apps screen, launch an app to hide items.
2 Select an item and tap → Move to Private.
If private mode is not activated, follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset
private mode access code.
The selected items will be moved to the private folder.
Viewing hidden content
You can view hidden items only when private mode is activated.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Private mode, and then tap the
switch to activate it.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset private mode access code.
3 On the Apps screen, tap My Files → Private.
Items moved to the private folder will appear on the screen.
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Unhiding content
1 In the private folder, tap and hold an item to, and then tick items to unhide.
2 Tap → Remove from Private.
3 Select a folder to move the items to, and then tap DONE.
The items will be moved to the selected folder.
Automatically deactivating private mode
You can set the device to automatically deactivate private mode each time the screen turns
off.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Private mode, and then tap the
switch to activate it.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the preset private mode access code.
3 Tap the Auto disable switch to activate it.
When the Auto disable option is enabled, the device will fail to transfer files to the
private folder if the screen turns off during transfer.
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Cloud and accounts
Introduction
Sync, back up, or restore your device’s data using Samsung Cloud, or reset your device. You
can also register and manage accounts, such as your Samsung account or Google account,
and transfer data to or from other devices via Smart Switch.
Regularly back up your data to a safe location, such as Samsung Cloud or a computer,
so that you can restore it if the data is corrupted or lost due to an unintended factory
data reset.
Samsung Cloud
You can manage the content that you want to store securely in Samsung Cloud. Check the
usage status of your Samsung Cloud storage, and sync, back up, and restore your data.
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud.
Manage cloud storage
View the amount of storage space you are currently using in Samsung Cloud and the amount
of usage by data type. You can also delete backup data from old devices after restoring data.
BACK UP AND RESTORE
Back up your application data and device settings to Samsung Cloud, and restore them when
needed. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for more information.
DATA TO SYNC
Customise the sync settings of your data, such as contacts, calendar events, images, and
videos.
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Accounts
Add your Samsung account and other accounts to sync with them.
Adding accounts
Some apps used on your device require a registered account. Create accounts to have the
best experience with your device.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
2 Select an account service.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
To sync content with your accounts, select an account and select items to sync.
Removing accounts
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts, select an account name, select
the account to remove, and then tap → Settings → Remove account or tap → Remove
account.
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. You can add or delete user accounts only when
using this account.
• Guest: This account allows guests to access the device. Information and data used during
a guest session is temporarily stored. Each time you use this account, you are asked
whether to continue the previous guest session or reset it.
• User: This account allows users to access their own apps and content, and customise the
device settings that affect all accounts.
• User (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.
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Adding users
1 On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Users.
2 Tap Add user or profile → User → OK → SET UP NOW.
The device will switch to a new user account and the default locked screen will appear on
the screen.
3 Unlock the device and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
Adding restricted profiles
1 On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Users.
2 Tap Add user or profile → User (restricted profile).
If you are not using a secure screen lock method with the owner account, follow the
onscreen instructions to set one up.
3 Select the apps and content that restricted users are allowed to access.
Switching users
Tap the user account icon at the top of the locked screen or the notification panel, and then
select an account to switch to.
Locked screen
Notification panel
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Managing users
When using the owner account, you can delete accounts or change the settings for restricted
accounts.
To delete a user account, tap
next to the account and then tap DELETE.
To change the settings for a restricted account, tap
account by tapping .
next to an account. You can delete the
Backup and restore
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Backup and restore.
SAMSUNG ACCOUNT
• Backup settings: Back up your personal information and app data to Samsung Cloud.
You can also set the device to automatically back up data.
• Restore: Restore previously backed up personal information and app data from Samsung
Cloud.
GOOGLE ACCOUNT
• Back up my data: Set the device to back up settings and app data to the Google server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set the device to automatically restore settings and app data from
the Google server when apps are reinstalled.
Google
Configure settings for some features provided by Google.
On the Settings screen, tap Google.
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Accessibility
Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.
• Vision: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually impaired users.
• Hearing: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users with hearing
impairment.
• Dexterity and interaction: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users who
have reduced dexterity.
• Text-to-speech: Change the settings for text-to-speech features used when Voice
Assistant is activated, such as languages, speed, and more.
• Direction lock: Change the directional combination settings for unlocking the screen.
• Direct access: Set the device to open selected accessibility menus when you press the
Home key three times quickly.
• Notification reminder: Set the device to alert you to notifications that you have not
checked at the interval.
• Single tap mode: Set the device to control notifications by tapping the button instead of
dragging it.
• Manage accessibility: Export or import the accessibility settings to share them with
other devices.
• SERVICES: View accessibility services installed on the device.
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General management
Customise your device’s system settings or reset the device.
On the Settings screen, tap General management.
• Language and input: Select device languages and change settings, such as keyboards
and voice input types. Some options may not be available depending on the selected
language.
• Date and time: Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays
the time and date.
If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date
is reset.
• Report diagnostic information: Set the device to automatically send the device’s
diagnostic and usage information to Samsung.
• Marketing information: Set whether to receive Samsung marketing information, such as
special offers, membership benefits, and newsletters.
• Reset: Reset your device’s settings or perform a factory data reset.
Software update
Update your device’s software or change the update settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Software update.
• Download updates manually: Check for and install updates manually.
• Scheduled software updates: Set the device to install downloaded updates at a
specified time.
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User manual
View help information to learn how to use the device and apps or configure important
settings.
On the Settings screen, tap User manual.
About tablet
Access your device’s information.
On the Settings screen, tap About tablet.
• Status: View various device information, such as Wi-Fi MAC address and serial number.
• Legal information: View legal information related to the device, such as safety
information and the open source licence.
• Device name: View and edit the name that will be displayed when connecting your
device with other devices via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, and other methods.
• Model number: View the device’s model number.
• Software information: View the device’s software information, such as its operating
system version and firmware version.
• Battery information: View the device’s battery status and information.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For more information, contact your service provider.
Your device displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact
your service provider.
Your device does not turn on
When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Fully charge the
battery before turning on the device.
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The touchscreen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a screen protector or optional accessories to the touchscreen, the
touchscreen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touchscreen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touchscreen may
malfunction.
• The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is updated to the latest version.
• If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or encounters a fatal error
Try the following solutions. If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service
Centre.
Restarting the device
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or turn off the device and turn it
on again.
Forcing restart
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume
Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Resetting the device
If the methods above do not solve your problem, perform a factory data reset.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → General management → Reset → Factory data reset
→ RESET → DELETE ALL. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make
backup copies of all important data stored in the device.
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The Internet is often disconnected
• Ensure that you are not blocking the device’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery icon is empty
Your battery is low. Charge the battery.
The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that the charger is connected properly.
• Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the device or the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the
useful charge may be reduced.
• Battery consumption increases when you use messaging features or some apps, such as
games or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
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.
If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a while. If the
device continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
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Error messages appear when launching the camera
Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera
app. If you receive error messages when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device.
• Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these
tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Photo quality is poorer than the preview
• The quality of your photos may vary, depending on the surroundings and the
photography techniques you use.
• If you take photos in dark areas, at night, or indoors, image noise may occur or images
may be out of focus.
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/hk.
• 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.
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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.
Your device cannot find your current location
GPS signals may be obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the device to use Wi-Fi
or a mobile network to find your current location in these situations.
Data stored in the device has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot
restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored in
the device.
A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
There is not enough space in the device’s storage
Delete unnecessary data, such as cache, using the Smart manager or manually delete unused
apps or files to free up storage space.
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