Samsung SM-T380 User manual

Samsung SM-T380 User manual
USER MANUAL
SM-T380
English. 09/2018. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
Basics
Apps and features
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Read me first
Device overheating situations and
solutions
Device layout and functions
Battery
Memory card (microSD card)
Turning the device on and off
Initial setup
Samsung account
Transferring data from your previous
device
Understanding the screen
Notification panel
Entering text
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Installing or uninstalling apps
Bixby
Contacts
Internet
Email
Camera
Gallery
Multi window
Samsung Members
Samsung Notes
Calendar
Samsung Flow
My Files
Clock
Calculator
SmartThings
Sharing content
Kids Mode
Google apps
Table of Contents
Settings
Appendix
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120 Troubleshooting
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Introduction
Connections
93 Wi-Fi
95 Bluetooth
97 More connection settings
Sound
Notifications
Display
100 Screensaver
Wallpaper
Advanced features
Device maintenance
Apps
Lock screen
106 Smart Lock
Security
108 Secure Folder
Cloud and accounts
114 Users
Google
Accessibility
General management
Software update
User manual
About tablet
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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.
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• Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss. These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
• Depending on the region or model, some devices are required to receive approval from
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If your device is approved by the FCC,
you can view the FCC ID of the device. To view the FCC ID, launch the Settings app and
tap About tablet → Status.
• Depending on the region, you can view the regulatory information on the device. To
view the information, launch the Settings app and tap About tablet → Regulatory
information.
Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Notice: notes, usage tips, or additional information
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Device overheating situations and solutions
When the device heats up while charging the battery
While charging, the device and the charger may become hot. During wireless charging or fast
charging, the device may feel hotter to the touch. This does not affect the device’s lifespan or
performance and is in the device’s normal range of operation. If the battery becomes too hot,
the charger may stop charging.
Do the following when the device heats up:
• Disconnect the charger from the device and close any running apps. Wait for the
device to cool down and then begin charging the device again.
• If the lower part of the device overheats, it could be because the connected USB
cable is damaged. Replace the damaged USB cable with a new Samsung-approved
one.
• When using a wireless charger, do not place foreign materials, such as metal objects,
magnets, and magnetic stripe cards, between the device and the wireless charger.
The wireless charging or fast charging feature is only available on supported models.
When the device heats up during use
When you use features or apps that require more power or use them for extended periods,
your device may temporarily heat up due to increased battery consumption. Close any
running apps and do not use the device for a while.
The following are examples of situations in which the device may overheat. Depending on
the functions and apps you use, these examples may not apply to your model.
• During the initial setup after purchase or when restoring data
• When downloading large files
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• When using apps that require more power or using apps for extended periods
– – When playing high-quality games for extended periods
– – When recording videos for extended periods
– – When streaming videos while using the maximum brightness setting
– – When connecting to a TV
• While multitasking (or, when running many apps in the background)
– – When using Multi window
– – When updating or installing apps while recording videos
– – When downloading large files during a video call
– – When recording videos while using a navigation app
• When using large amount of data for syncing with the cloud, email, or other accounts
• When using a navigation app in a car while the device is placed in direct sunlight
• When using the mobile hotspot and tethering feature
• When using the device in areas with weak signals or no reception
• When charging the battery with a damaged USB cable
• When the device’s multipurpose jack is damaged or exposed to foreign materials, such as
liquid, dust, metal powder, and pencil lead
• When you are roaming
Do the following when the device heats up:
• Keep the device updated with the latest software.
• Conflicts between running apps may cause the device to heat up. Restart the device.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth features when not using them.
• Close apps that increase battery consumption or that run in the background when
not in use.
• Delete unnecessary files or unused apps.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a while. If
the device continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
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Device limitations when the device overheats
When the device heats up, the features and performance may be limited or the device may
turn off to cool down. The feature is only available on supported models.
• If the device becomes hotter than usual, a device overheating message will appear. To
lower the device’s temperature, the screen brightness and the performance speed will be
limited and battery charging will stop. Running apps will be closed and you will only be
able to make emergency calls until the device cools down.
• If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, a power off message will
appear. Turn off the device, and wait until it cools down.
Precautions for operating environment
Your device may heat up due to the environment in the following conditions. Use caution to
avoid shortening the battery’s lifespan, damaging the device, or causing a fire.
• Do not store your device in very cold or very hot temperatures.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods.
• Do not use or store your device for extended periods in very hot areas, such as inside a
car in the summertime.
• Do not place the device in any areas that may overheat, such as on an electric heating
mat.
• Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot cooking equipment, or high
pressure containers.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
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Device layout and functions
Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
• Device
• USB cable
• Ejection pin
• USB power adaptor
• 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
Front camera
Power key
Memory card tray
Volume key
Touchscreen
Recents key
Back key
Home key
Multipurpose jack (USB
Type-C)
Earphone jack
Rear camera
Microphone
GPS antenna
Flash
Speaker
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Be careful not to expose the camera lens to a strong light source, such as direct
sunlight. If the camera lens is exposed to a strong light source, such as direct sunlight,
the camera image sensor may be damaged. A damaged image sensor is irreparable
and will cause dots or spots in pictures.
• 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
Function
Power
Recents
• 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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Battery
Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended
periods.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
• Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
• Use only USB Type-C cable supplied with the device. The device may be damaged
if you use Micro USB cable.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
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Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor.
Plug the USB cable into the device’s multipurpose jack.
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Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
After fully charging, disconnect the charger from the device. Then, unplug the charger
from the electric socket.
Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power.
• Optimise the device using the device maintenance feature.
• When you are not using the device, turn off the screen by pressing the Power key.
• Activate power saving mode.
• Close unnecessary apps.
• Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use.
• Deactivate the Wi-Fi feature when not in use.
• Deactivate auto-syncing of apps that need to be synced.
• Decrease the backlight time.
• Decrease the screen brightness.
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Battery charging tips and precautions
• When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on immediately
when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes
before turning on the device.
• If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection to
another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid losing power during a data
transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the battery.
• Using a power source other than the charger, such as a computer, may result in a slower
charging speed due to a lower electric current.
• The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the
battery.
• If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen may not
function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
• While charging, the device and the charger may heat up. This is normal and should not
affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the
charger may stop charging.
• If you charge the device while the multipurpose jack is wet, the device may be damaged.
Thoroughly dry the multipurpose jack before charging the device.
• If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung
Service Centre.
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Memory card (microSD card)
Installing a memory card
Your device’s memory card capacity may vary from other models and some memory cards
may not be compatible with your device depending on the memory card manufacturer and
type. To view your device’s maximum memory card capacity, refer to the Samsung website.
• Some memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an
incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data
stored in it.
• Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
• The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When
inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device will ask to reformat
the card or will not recognise the card. To use the memory card, you must format it.
If your device cannot format or recognise the memory card, contact the memory
card manufacturer or a Samsung Service Centre.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
• When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the My Files → SD card folder.
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Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the memory card tray to loosen the tray.
Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may
be damaged.
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Pull out the memory card tray gently from the memory card tray slot.
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Place a memory card on the memory card tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing
downwards.
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Gently press the memory card into the tray to secure it.
If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the memory card may leave or fall out of the
tray.
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Insert the memory card tray back into the memory card tray slot.
• If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be
damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry.
• Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device.
Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
Launch the Settings app and tap Device maintenance → Storage → → Storage settings
→ SD card → UNMOUNT.
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Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the memory card tray to loosen the tray.
Pull out the memory card tray gently from the memory card tray slot.
Remove the memory card.
Insert the memory card tray back into the memory card tray slot.
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Do not remove external storage, such as a memory card or USB storage, while the
device is transferring or accessing information, or right after transferring data. Doing
so can cause data to be corrupted or lost or cause damage to the external storage or
device. Samsung is not responsible for losses, including loss of data, resulting from
the misuse of external storage devices.
Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
Launch the Settings app and tap Device maintenance → Storage → → Storage settings
→ SD card → Format.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not
cover loss of data resulting from user actions.
Turning the device on and off
Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device.
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off.
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
Restarting the device
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume
Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Power key
Volume Down
key
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Initial setup
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device.
The initial setup procedures may vary depending on the device’s software and your
region.
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Turn on the device.
Select your preferred device language and select
.
Select a language.
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Select a Wi-Fi network and connect to it.
If you do not connect to a Wi-Fi network, you may not be able to set up some device
features during the initial setup.
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Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed the initial setup.
Set a screen lock method to protect your device. You can protect your personal
information by preventing others from accessing your device. To set the screen lock
method later, tap Not now.
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Sign in to your Samsung account. You can enjoy Samsung services and keep your data
up to date and secure across all of your devices. Refer to Samsung account for more
information.
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Select features you want to use and complete the initial setup.
The Home screen will appear.
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Samsung account
Introduction
Your Samsung account is an integrated account service that allows you to use a variety of
Samsung services provided by mobile devices, TVs, and the Samsung website. Once your
Samsung account has been registered, you can keep your data up to date and secure across
your Samsung devices with Samsung Cloud, track and control your lost or stolen device, see
tips and tricks from Samsung Members, and more.
Create your Samsung account with your email address.
To check the list of services that can be used with your Samsung account, visit
account.samsung.com. For more information on Samsung accounts, launch the Settings app
and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Samsung account → → Help.
Registering your Samsung account
Registering a new Samsung account
If you do not have a Samsung account, you should create one.
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Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
Tap Samsung account → CREATE ACCOUNT.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete creating your account.
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Registering an existing Samsung account
If you already have a Samsung account, register it to the device.
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Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts → Add account.
Tap Samsung account → SIGN IN.
Enter your email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
If you forget your account information, tap Find ID or Reset password. You can find your
account information when you enter the required information.
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Tap DONE to finish registering your Samsung account.
Removing your Samsung account
When you remove your registered Samsung account from the device, your data, such as
contacts or events, will also be removed.
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Launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts.
Tap Samsung account → → Remove account.
Tap REMOVE, enter your Samsung account password, and then tap CONFIRM.
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Transferring data from your previous device
You can restore your data, such as images, contacts, and apps from Samsung Cloud. You can
also copy them from your previous device via Smart Switch.
• This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers.
• Limitations apply. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung
takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to
transfer.
Smart Switch
Transfer data between mobile devices via Smart Switch. To use Smart Switch, launch the
Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Smart Switch. If you do not have the app,
download it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
Transferring data from a mobile device
Transfer data from your previous device to your device wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct.
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On the previous device, launch Smart Switch.
If you do not have the app, download it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
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On your device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Smart Switch.
Place the devices near each other.
On the previous device, tap WIRELESS → SEND.
On your device, tap WIRELESS → RECEIVE and select the previous device type.
Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your previous device.
Transferring data using external storage
Transfer data using external storage, such as a microSD card.
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Transfer data from your previous device to external storage.
Insert or connect the external storage device to your device.
On your device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Smart Switch
→ EXTERNAL STORAGE → RESTORE.
Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from external storage.
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Transferring backup data from a computer
Transfer data between your device and a computer. You must download the Smart Switch
computer version app from www.samsung.com/smartswitch. Back up data from your
previous device to a computer and import the data to your device.
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On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download Smart Switch.
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.
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Connect your previous device to the computer using the device’s USB cable.
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Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device.
Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer.
On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your device.
Viewing imported data
You can view the imported data on the same app from your previous device.
If your new device does not have the same apps to view or play the imported data, the data
will be saved to a similar app. For example, if you import memos and your device does not
have the Memo app, you can view the memos in the Samsung Notes app.
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Samsung Cloud
Back up data from your previous device to Samsung Cloud and restore the data to your new
device. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud. Refer
to Samsung account for more information.
Backing up data
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On your previous device, sign in to your Samsung account.
Launch the Settings app, select the backup option, and back up your data.
• If your device supports Samsung Cloud, launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and
accounts → Samsung Cloud, select your device under BACKUP AND RESTORE,
tap Back up, and then back up your data.
• The data backup method may vary depending on your model.
• Some data will not be backed up. To check which data will be backed up, launch
the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud, select your device
under BACKUP AND RESTORE, and then tap Back up.
Restoring data
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On your new device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung
Cloud.
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Select your previous device under BACKUP AND RESTORE and tap Restore data.
Tick the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE.
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Syncing data
You can sync data saved in your device with Samsung Cloud and access it from other devices.
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On your new device, launch the Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung
Cloud.
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Tap → Settings → Sync settings.
Tap the switches next to the items you want to sync with.
Checking data
You can check the saved items and used memory of your Samsung Cloud. Launch the
Settings app and tap Cloud and accounts → Samsung Cloud.
• You can immediately check your used memory and saved items, such as, GALLERY,
SAMSUNG NOTES, and SAMSUNG CLOUD DRIVE. Tap each card and enter the next
page. You can change the settings or check the saved data.
• You can check the backup data in your Samsung account by using the BACKUP AND
RESTORE option. Select your device and tap Restore data.
Understanding the screen
Controlling the touchscreen
• Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the
device.
• The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
• It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touchscreen.
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Tapping
Tap the screen.
Tapping and holding
Tap and hold the screen for approximately
2 seconds.
Dragging
Tap and hold an item and drag it to the
target position.
Double-tapping
Double-tap the screen.
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Swiping
Swipe upwards, downwards, to the left, or
to the right.
Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart or pinch on the
screen.
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Home screen and Apps screen
The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays
widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more.
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.
A widget
An app
A folder
Bixby Home indicator. View
your customised content.
Screen indicators
Favourite apps
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Switching between Home and Apps screens
On the Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards to open the Apps screen.
To return to the Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards on the Apps screen.
Alternatively, press the Home key or tap the Back key.
Home screen
Apps screen
If you add the Apps button on the Home screen, you can open the Apps screen by tapping
the button. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area and tap Home screen settings
→ Apps button → Show Apps button → APPLY. The Apps button will be added at the
bottom of the Home screen.
Apps button
Moving items
Tap and hold an item, and then drag it to a new location. To move the item to another panel,
drag it to the side of the screen.
To add a shortcut to an app on the Home screen, tap and hold an item on the Apps screen,
and then drag it to the top or bottom of the screen. A shortcut to the app will be added on
the Home screen.
You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home
screen.
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Creating folders
Create folders and gather similar apps to quickly access and launch apps.
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On the Home screen or the Apps screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over
another app.
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Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps.
A new folder containing the selected apps will be created. Tap Enter folder name and
enter a folder name.
• Adding more apps
Tap ADD APPS on the folder. Tick the apps to add and tap ADD. You can also add an app
by dragging it to the folder.
• Moving apps from a folder
Tap and hold an app to drag it to a new location.
• Deleting a folder
Tap and hold a folder, and then tap Delete folder. Only the folder will be deleted. The
folder’s apps will be relocated to the Apps screen.
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Editing the Home screen
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access
the editing options. You can set the wallpaper, add widgets, and more. You can also add,
delete, or rearrange Home screen panels.
• Adding panels: Swipe to the left, and then tap
.
• Moving panels: Tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
• Deleting panels: Tap
on the panel.
• Wallpapers: Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen.
• Widgets: Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide
information and convenient access on your Home screen. Tap and hold a widget, and
then drag it to the Home screen. The widget will be added on the Home screen.
• Home screen settings: Change the Home screen settings.
Displaying all apps on the Home screen
Without using a separate Apps screen, you can set the device to display all apps on the
Home screen. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Home screen
settings → Home screen layout → Home screen only → APPLY.
You can now access all your apps by swiping to the left on the Home screen.
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Indicator icons
Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table
below are most common.
The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the
status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.
Icon
Meaning
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
Location services being used
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.
To unlock the screen, swipe in any direction when the screen turns on.
If the screen is off, press the Power key or the Home key to turn on the screen.
Locked screen
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Changing the screen lock method
To change the screen lock method, launch the Settings app, tap Lock screen → Screen lock
type, and then select a method.
When you set a pattern, PIN, 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 set your device to perform a factory data reset if you enter the unlock code
incorrectly several times in a row and reach the attempt limit. Launch the Settings
app, tap Lock screen → Secure lock settings, unlock the screen using the preset
screen lock method, and then tap the Auto factory reset switch to activate it.
Screen capture
Capture a screenshot while using the device.
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, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features, and then tap
the Palm swipe to capture switch to activate it.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
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Basics
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.
Launch Settings.
Quick setting buttons
View the notification details
and perform various actions.
Clear all notifications.
Access the notification
settings.
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Basics
Using quick setting buttons
Tap quick setting buttons to activate certain features. Swipe downwards on the notification
panel to view more buttons.
To change feature settings, tap the text under each button. To view more detailed settings,
tap and hold a button.
To rearrange buttons, tap → Button order, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to
another location.
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Basics
Entering text
Keyboard layout
A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send emails, create memos, and
more.
• When the keyboard is opened for the first time, the keyboard setup screen will
appear. Set the input language, keyboard type, and keyboard settings and then tap
START.
• Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
View more keyboard
functions.
Additional keyboard
functions
Delete a preceding character.
Enter uppercase. For all caps,
tap it twice.
Break to the next line.
Move the cursor.
Enter symbols.
Enter a space.
Changing the input language
Tap → Languages and types → MANAGE INPUT LANGUAGES, and then select the
languages to use. When you select two or more languages, you can switch between the input
languages by swiping to the left or right on the space key.
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Basics
Additional keyboard functions
•
: Enter emoticons.
•
: Enter stickers.
•
: Attach animated GIFs.
•
: Enter text by voice.
•
•
: Change the keyboard settings.
→
: Switch to handwriting mode.
Switch to the standard
keyboard.
•
•
→
View information about
editing handwriting.
: Add an item from the clipboard.
→
: Switch to the floating or split keyboard. You can move the keyboard to
another location by dragging the tab.
Copying and pasting
1
2
3
Tap and hold over text.
Drag
or
to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text.
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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Apps and features
Installing or uninstalling apps
Galaxy Apps
Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung
Galaxy devices.
Open the Samsung folder and launch the Galaxy Apps app.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap the search field to search for a keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap → Settings → Auto update apps, and
then select an option.
Play Store
Purchase and download apps.
Launch the Play Store app.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or search for apps by keyword.
Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase
and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.
To change the auto update settings, tap
then select an option.
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→ Settings → Auto-update apps, and
Apps and features
Managing apps
Uninstalling or disabling apps
Tap and hold an app and select an option.
• Disable: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the device.
• Uninstall: Uninstall downloaded apps.
Enabling apps
Launch the Settings app, tap Apps →
→ Disabled, select an app, and then tap ENABLE.
Setting app permissions
For some apps to operate properly, they may need permission to access or use information
on your device. When you open an app, a pop-up window may appear and request access to
certain features or information. Tap ALLOW on the pop-up window to grant permissions to
the app.
To view your app permission settings, launch the Settings app and tap Apps. Select an app
and tap Permissions. You can view the app’s permissions list and change its permissions.
To view or change app permission settings by permission category, launch the Settings app
and tap Apps → → App permissions. Select an item and tap the switches next to apps to
grant permissions.
If you do not grant permissions to apps, the basic features of the apps may not
function properly.
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Apps and features
Bixby
Introduction
Bixby is a new interface that can communicate with you and it provides services that help you
to use your tablet more conveniently.
• Bixby Home: You can view recommended services and information that Bixby provides
by analysing your usage patterns and your routine.
• Reminder: You can create reminders to schedule to-do items or to view content later.
• To use the Bixby feature, your device must be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• To use the Bixby feature, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account.
Starting Bixby
When you launch Bixby for the first time, the Bixby intro page will appear. You must register
and sign in to your Samsung account according to the on-screen instructions and agree to
the terms and conditions.
1
2
3
Swipe to the right on the Home screen.
Check the Bixby intro page and tap NEXT.
Tap SIGN IN and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your Samsung account.
If you are already signed in, this step will not appear.
4
5
Tap DONE to finish registering your Samsung account.
Read and agree to the terms and conditions and tap NEXT.
The Bixby Home screen will appear.
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Apps and features
Bixby Home
On the Bixby Home screen, you can view recommended services and information that Bixby
provides by analysing your usage patterns and your routine.
Opening Bixby Home
1
Swipe to the right on the Home screen.
The Bixby Home screen will appear.
2
Swipe upwards or downwards to view recommended content.
Access additional options.
Recommended content
Upcoming reminder
3
To close Bixby Home, swipe to the left on the screen.
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Apps and features
Using recommended content on Bixby Home
When you open Bixby Home, you can view the content that is frequently updated as Bixby
cards. Swipe upwards or downwards to view the Bixby cards.
For example, on the way to the office in the morning, you can view your day’s schedule and
play your favourite music on the Bixby Home screen.
The content and order of the cards update automatically at a specified interval. To
manually update cards, swipe downwards on the screen.
Editing Bixby cards list
• To pin a card to the top of the Bixby Home screen, tap → Pin to top. To unpin a card, tap
→ Unpin.
• To hide a card from the list, tap → Hide for now.
• To stop displaying a card on the list, tap → Don’t show again.
Selecting apps to show as Bixby cards
Add or delete apps to show as cards on the Bixby Home screen.
On the Bixby Home screen, tap → Settings → Cards and tap the switches next to items to
add or delete them.
If an app is not installed on the device, you must install it to use it. On the Bixby Home
screen, tap → Settings → Cards and then download an app.
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Apps and features
Reminder
Create reminders to schedule to-do items or to view content later. You will receive
notifications at the preset time or location for each reminder.
• To receive more accurate notifications, connect to a Wi-Fi network.
• To fully use this feature, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account.
• To use location reminders, the GPS feature must be activated.
Starting Reminder
You can start Reminder from Bixby Home.
1
Swipe to the right on the Home screen.
The Bixby Home screen will appear.
2
Tap GET STARTED on the UPCOMING REMINDERS card.
The Reminder intro page will appear.
Add the app icon
to the Home
screen.
3
Tap START.
If the Add Reminder on Home screen option is ticked, you can launch the Reminder
app ( ) from the Home screen.
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Apps and features
Creating reminders
Create reminders with various methods. Reminder will alert you if you create a reminder with
a specified time or location setting. You can also save various content, such as a single memo
or webpage address, and view it later.
For example, create a reminder to alert you to ‘Water the flowers when I get home’.
1
2
3
4
Launch the Reminder app.
5
Tap SAVE to save the reminder.
Tap Write a reminder and enter ‘Water the flowers’.
Tap Set conditions → Pick a place and set the location to home.
Tap WHEN I ARRIVE AT → DONE.
When you arrive at home, the ‘Water the flowers’ notification will appear.
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Apps and features
Checking reminder notifications
At the preset time or location, a notification pop-up window will appear. Tap COMPLETE or
SNOOZE.
Viewing the reminders list
Launch the Reminder app to view your reminders list. To view reminder details, select a
reminder.
Setting reminder details
Add or edit reminder details, such as frequency, date and time, or location.
1
Select a reminder to edit and tap EDIT. Alternatively, swipe right on a reminder and tap
Edit.
2
Edit the conditions and tap SAVE.
Reminder information
Checklist
Reminder conditions
Repeat interval
Add an image.
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Completing reminders
Mark reminders that you do not need to be reminded of as complete.
On the reminders list, select a reminder and tap COMPLETE. Alternatively, swipe to the left on
a reminder.
Restoring reminders
Restore reminders that have been completed.
1
2
On the reminders list, tap → Completed → EDIT.
Tick items to restore and tap RESTORE.
Reminders will be added to the reminders list and you will be reminded at the preset
times.
Deleting reminders
To delete a reminder, swipe right on a reminder and tap Delete. To delete multiple reminders,
tap and hold a reminder, tick reminders to delete, and then tap DELETE.
Customising Bixby settings
On the Bixby Home screen, tap → Settings.
• Samsung account: View your Samsung account information.
• Cards: Select apps to show as cards on the Bixby Home screen.
• Notifications: Set to receive notifications about Bixby Home cards, marketing
information, and more.
• Privacy: Set to use Bixby’s interactive and customised services to enhance your
experience.
• About Bixby: View the Bixby version and legal information.
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Apps and features
Contacts
Introduction
Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device.
Adding contacts
Creating a new contact
1
2
Launch the Contacts app, tap
, and then select a storage location.
Enter contact information.
Select a storage location.
Add an image.
Enter contact information.
Open more information fields.
Depending on the selected storage location, the types of information you can save
may vary.
3
Tap SAVE.
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Importing contacts
Add contacts by importing them from other storages to your device.
1
Launch the Contacts app and tap → Manage contacts → Import/Export contacts →
IMPORT.
2
3
4
Select a storage location to import contacts from.
Tick VCF files or contacts to import and tap DONE.
Select a storage location to save contacts to and tap IMPORT.
Synching contacts with your web accounts
Sync your device contacts with online contacts saved in your web accounts, such as your
Samsung account.
1
Launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts and select the account to
sync with.
2
Tap Sync account and tap the Sync Contacts switch to activate it.
For the Samsung account, tap → Sync settings and tap the Contacts switch to activate
it.
Searching for contacts
Launch the Contacts app.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• Drag a finger along the index at the left side of the contacts list to scroll through it
quickly.
• Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Tap the contact. Then take one of the following actions:
•
: Add to favourite contacts.
•
: Compose an email.
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Sharing contacts
You can share contacts with others by using various sharing options.
1
2
3
Launch the Contacts app and tap → Share.
Select contacts and tap SHARE.
Select a sharing method.
Merging duplicate contacts
When you import contacts from other storages, or sync contacts with other accounts, your
contacts list may include duplicate contacts. Merge duplicate contacts into one to streamline
your contacts list.
1
2
Launch the Contacts app and tap → Manage contacts → Merge contacts.
Tick contacts and tap MERGE.
Deleting contacts
1
2
Launch the Contacts app and tap → Delete.
Select contacts and tap DELETE.
To delete contacts one by one, open the contacts list and tap a contact. Then tap → Delete.
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Apps and features
Internet
Introduction
Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to
access them conveniently.
Browsing webpages
1
2
3
Open the Samsung folder and launch the Internet app.
Tap the address field.
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.
Access additional options.
Move between pages.
View your bookmarks, saved
webpages, and recent
browsing history.
Close the tab.
Open the homepage.
Open a new tab.
Refresh the current webpage.
Quick menu
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Apps and features
Using secret mode
In secret mode, you can separately 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.
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Apps and features
Email
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
1
2
Open the Samsung folder and launch the Email app.
Enter the email address and password, and then tap SIGN IN.
To manually register an email account, tap MANUAL SETUP.
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap
→
→ Add account.
If you have more than one email account, you can set one as the default account. Tap
→ → Set default account.
→
Sending emails
1
2
3
Tap
to compose an email.
Add recipients and enter a subject line and text.
Tap SEND to send the mail.
Reading emails
When Email is open, the device will automatically retrieve new emails. To manually retrieve
emails, swipe downwards on the top of the emails list.
Tap an email on the screen to read it.
If email syncing is disabled, new emails cannot be retrieved. To enable email syncing,
tap → → your account name, and then tap the Sync account switch to activate
it.
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Apps and features
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:
• Launch the Camera app.
• On the locked screen, drag
outside the circle.
• Some methods may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Some camera features are not available when you launch the Camera app from the
locked screen while the screen lock method is set.
• If photos you take appear blurry, clean the camera lens and try again.
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Apps and features
Basic shooting
Taking photos or recording videos
1
2
Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
Tap
to take a photo or tap
to record a video.
Switch between
the front and rear
cameras.
Shooting modes
Preview
thumbnail
Take a photo.
Current mode
Record a video.
Camera settings
Options for
current shooting
mode
• To adjust the brightness of photos or videos, tap the screen. When the adjustment bar
appears, drag on the adjustment bar towards or .
• To capture an image from the video while recording, tap
.
• To change the focus while recording a video, tap where you want to focus. To use auto
focus mode, tap .
• The preview screen may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• Make sure that the lens is not damaged or contaminated. Otherwise, the device
may not work properly in some modes that require high resolutions.
• Your device’s camera features a wide-angle lens. Minor distortion may occur in
wide-angle photos or videos and does not indicate device performance problems.
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Apps and features
Adding another camera button
Add another camera button to the location you want on the screen to capture photos more
conveniently.
Drag
to the preview screen.
Zooming in and out
Use various methods to zoom in or out.
• Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
• Control the zoom with one finger. Drag
on the zoom bar towards
or
.
Zooming features are available only when using the rear camera.
Using the focus and exposure features
You can lock the focus or exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from
automatically adjusting based on changes to the subjects or light sources.
Tap and hold the area to focus, the AF/AE frame will appear on the area and the focus and
exposure setting will be locked. The setting remains locked even after you take a photo.
This feature is available only in AUTO and PRO modes.
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Using shooting modes
To change the shooting mode, drag the shooting modes list to the left or right, or swipe to
the left or right on the preview screen.
Select a shooting mode you want.
You can edit the shooting modes list. On the preview screen, tap → Edit camera
modes. Alternatively, tap and hold the shooting modes list on the preview screen.
Auto mode
Auto mode allows the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode
for the photo.
On the shooting modes list, tap AUTO.
Pro mode
Capture photos and videos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as
exposure value and ISO value.
On the shooting modes list, tap PRO. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap
to take a photo or tap
to record a video.
Available options
•
: Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the camera’s sensor
receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
•
: Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for
stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects.
However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos.
•
: Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range. You
can set the colour temperature.
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Panorama mode
Using panorama mode, take a series of photos and then stitch them together to create a wide
scene.
To get the best shots using panorama mode, follow these tips:
• Move the camera slowly in one direction.
• Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder. If the preview
image is out of the guide frame or you do not move the device, the device will
automatically stop taking photos.
• Avoid taking photos of indistinct backgrounds, such as an empty sky or a plain
wall.
1
2
3
On the shooting modes list, tap PANORAMA.
Tap
and move the device slowly in one direction.
Tap
to stop taking photos.
Night mode
Take a photo in low-light conditions, without using the flash.
On the shooting modes list, tap NIGHT.
HDR mode
Take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas.
On the shooting modes list, tap HDR.
Without effect
With effect
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Continuous shot mode
Take a series of photos of moving subjects.
On the shooting modes list, tap CONTINUOUS SHOT.
Tap and hold
to take several photos continuously.
Sports mode
Take clearer photos of fast-moving subjects, such as a person running or a pet in motion.
On the shooting modes list, tap SPORTS.
Animated GIF mode
Create an animated GIF by tapping and holding the camera button.
1
2
On the shooting modes list, tap ANIMATED GIF.
Tap and hold
to create an animated GIF.
Beauty mode
Take a photo with lightened skin tone and modified facial features.
On the shooting modes list, tap BEAUTY.
To apply beauty effect, tap
information.
and select options. Refer to Applying beauty effects for more
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Apps and features
Selfie mode
Take self-portraits with the front camera. You can preview various beauty effects on the
screen.
1
On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
camera for self-portraits.
2
3
4
On the shooting modes list, tap SELFIE.
to switch to the front
Face the front camera lens.
Tap
to take a photo.
Alternatively, show your palm to the front camera. After recognising your palm, a
countdown timer will appear. When the time is up, the device will take a photo.
To use various shooting options for the front camera, tap
and then tap the switches to activate them.
→ Shooting methods,
Applying beauty effects
You can modify facial features, such as your skin tone or face shape, before taking selfportraits.
This feature is available only in SELFIE and BEAUTY modes.
1
2
On the preview screen, tap
.
Select the options below to apply beauty effects to your face on the preview screen and
take a photo of yourself.
• Skin: Make your skin appear brighter and clearer.
• Face: Adjust the face shape and make your face appear slimmer.
• Eyes: Make your eyes appear bigger.
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Wide selfie mode
Take a wide self-portrait and include as many people in the photo as possible to avoid leaving
people out.
1
On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap
camera for self-portraits.
2
3
4
On the shooting modes list, tap WIDE SELFIE.
to switch to the front
Face the front camera lens.
Tap
to take a photo.
Alternatively, show your palm to the front camera. After recognising your palm, a
countdown timer will appear. When the time is up, the device will take a photo.
To use various shooting options for the front camera, tap
and then tap the switches to activate them.
5
→ Shooting methods,
Slowly swivel the device left and then right or vice versa to take a wide self-portrait.
The device will take additional photos when the white frame moves to each end of the
viewfinder window.
• Make sure to keep the white frame inside the viewfinder window.
• The subjects should remain still while taking wide self-portraits.
• The top and bottom parts of the image displayed on the preview screen may be
cut out of the photo depending on the shooting conditions.
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Customising camera settings
Options for current shooting mode
On the preview screen, use the following options.
The available options may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
•
: Select a filter effect to use when taking photos or recording videos.
•
: Activate or deactivate the flash.
•
: Select a metering method. This determines how light values are calculated.
Centre-weighted uses the light in the centre portion of the shot to calculate the
exposure of the shot. Spot uses the light in a concentrated centre area of the shot to
Matrix averages the entire scene.
calculate the exposure of the shot.
Camera settings
On the preview screen, tap
shooting mode.
. Some options may not be available depending on the
REAR CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Timer: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
FRONT CAMERA
• Picture size: Select a resolution for photos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality photos, but they will take up more memory.
• Video size: Select a resolution for videos. Using a higher resolution will result in higher
quality videos, but they will take up more memory.
• Timer: Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo.
• Save pictures as previewed: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original
scene, when taking photos with the front camera.
• Shooting methods: Select shooting options to use.
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COMMON
• Edit camera modes: View available shooting modes or edit the shooting modes list.
• 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. This feature will appear when
you insert a memory card.
• Floating Camera button: Add a camera button that you can place anywhere on the
screen.
• Press Volume key to: Set the device to use the Volume key to control the shutter, zoom in
or out, or adjust the volume level for system sounds.
• Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
• Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions. Refer to Samsung
Members for more information.
Gallery
Introduction
View images and videos stored in your device. You can also manage images and videos by
album or create stories.
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Viewing images
1
2
Launch the Gallery app and tap PICTURES.
Select an image.
Access additional options.
Add the image to favourites.
Add a sticker.
Draw on the image.
Apply a filter or effect.
Share the image with others.
Modify the image.
Delete the image.
Image and video preview
thumbnails
You can create a GIF animation or collage from multiple images. On the list, tap →
Create GIF or Create collage, and then select images.
Searching for images
Launch the Gallery app and tap
locations, or documents.
to view images sorted by category, such as types,
To search for images by entering keywords, tap the search field.
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Viewing videos
1
2
3
Launch the Gallery app and tap PICTURES.
Select a video to play. Video files show the
Tap
icon on the preview thumbnail.
to play the video.
Display your videos.
Skip to the
previous video. Tap
and hold to rewind.
Access additional
options.
Capture the current
screen.
Skip to the next
video. Tap and hold
to fast-forward.
Rewind or
fast-forward by
dragging the bar.
Pause and resume
playback.
Lock the playback
screen.
Change screen
ratio.
Switch to the
pop-up video
player.
Create an animated
GIF.
Drag your finger up or down on the left side of the playback screen to adjust the brightness,
or drag your finger up or down on the right side of the playback screen to adjust the volume.
To rewind or fast-forward, swipe to the left or right on the playback screen.
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Viewing the details of images and videos
You can view file details, such as people, location, and basic information. If there is auto
created content, such as a story or a GIF, the content will also be displayed.
While viewing an image or on the video preview screen, drag upwards on the screen. File
details will appear.
You can also view related content by tapping information on the screen.
Edit information.
File details
People
information
Location
information
Auto created
content
Tags
Viewing albums
You can view your images and videos sorted by folders or albums. The movies, animated GIFs,
or collages that you have created will also be sorted in your folders on the albums list.
Launch the Gallery app, tap ALBUMS, and then select an album.
Hiding albums
You can hide albums.
You cannot hide albums created by default, such as the Camera and Screenshots
albums.
1
2
Launch the Gallery app and tap ALBUMS.
Tap → Hide or unhide albums.
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3
Select albums to hide and tap APPLY.
To show albums again, tap → Hide or unhide albums, deselect albums to show, and then
tap APPLY.
Viewing stories
When you capture or save images and videos, the device will read their date and location
tags, sort the images and videos, and then create stories. To create stories automatically, you
must capture or save multiple images and videos.
Launch the Gallery app, tap STORIES, and then select a story.
Creating stories
Create stories with various themes.
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2
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Launch the Gallery app and tap STORIES.
Tap → Create story.
Tick images or videos to include in the story and tap DONE.
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
2
Launch the Gallery app and tap STORIES.
Tap and hold a story to delete, and tap DELETE.
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Syncing images and videos with Samsung Cloud
You can sync images and videos saved in Gallery with Samsung Cloud and access them from
other devices. You must register and sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung Cloud.
Refer to Samsung account for more information.
Launch the Gallery app, tap → Settings, and then tap the Samsung Cloud switch to
activate it. Images and videos captured on the device will be automatically saved to Samsung
Cloud.
Deleting images or videos
Deleting an image or a video
Select an image or a video and tap
at the bottom of the screen.
Deleting multiple images and videos
1
2
3
On the Gallery screen, tap and hold an image or a video to delete.
Tick the images or videos to delete.
Tap DELETE.
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Multi window
Introduction
Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in the split screen view. You can also run
multiple apps at the same time in the pop-up view.
Some apps may not support this feature.
Split screen view
1
2
Tap the Recents key to open the list of recently used apps.
Swipe upwards or downwards and tap
on a recent app window.
The selected app will launch in the upper window.
3
In the lower window, swipe upwards or downwards to select another app to launch.
To launch apps not in the list of recently used apps, tap APP LIST and select an app.
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Using additional options
Tap the bar between the app windows to access additional options.
Add this app pair to the
Home screen.
Switch locations
between app windows.
Close the app.
Switch the selected
window to a pop-up
view.
Adjusting the window size
Drag the bar between the app windows up or down to adjust the size of the windows.
When you drag the bar between the app windows to the top or bottom edge of the screen,
the window will be maximised.
Minimising the split screen view
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.
Minimised split screen
To close the minimised split screen view, tap
.
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Adding app pairs to the Home screen
When you add app pairs to the Home screen, you can launch two apps in the split screen
view with a single tap.
Tap the bar between the app windows and tap
.
The current app pair will be added on the Home screen.
App pair
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Pop-up view
1
2
Tap the Recents key to open the list of recently used apps.
Swipe upwards or downwards, tap and hold an app window, and then drag it to Drop
here for pop-up view.
The app screen will appear in the pop-up view.
Minimise the window.
Close the app.
Maximise the window.
Moving pop-up windows
To move a pop-up window, tap the window’s toolbar and drag it to a new location.
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Samsung Members
Samsung Members offers support services to customers, such as device problem diagnosis,
and lets users submit questions and error reports. You can also share information with others
in the Galaxy users’ community or view the latest Galaxy news and tips. Samsung Members
can help you solve any problems you might encounter while using your device.
Additional options
Send feedback.
• This app’s availability and supported features may vary depending on the region or
service provider.
• To submit your feedback or post your comments, you must register and sign in to
your Samsung account. Refer to Samsung account for more information.
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Samsung Notes
Introduction
Create notes by entering text from the keyboard or by handwriting or drawing on the screen.
You can also insert images or voice recordings into your notes.
Creating notes
1
2
Launch the Samsung Notes app and tap
.
Select an input method from the toolbar at the top of the screen and compose a note.
→ Image to insert an image by selecting from Gallery or by taking a photo.
Tap
Tap → Voice to record a voice recording and insert it into the note. Voice recording
will start immediately.
Enter text using the keyboard.
Insert an image or a voice
recording.
Write or draw with pens.
Paint with brushes.
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When you are finished composing the note, tap SAVE.
Deleting notes
1
2
Launch the Samsung Notes app.
Tap and hold a note to delete.
To delete multiple notes, tick more notes to delete.
3
Tap
.
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Calendar
Introduction
Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or tasks in your planner.
Creating events
1
Launch the Calendar app and tap
or double-tap a date.
If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap
2
Enter event details.
Set the duration.
Select a sticker to display with
the event.
Enter a title.
Change the event's colour.
Select a calendar to save the
event to.
Set an alarm.
Enter the location.
Add a note.
Attach a map.
Add more details.
3
.
Tap SAVE to save the event.
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Creating tasks
1
2
3
Launch the Calendar app and tap VIEW → Tasks.
Tap
and enter task details.
Tap SAVE to save the task.
Syncing events and tasks with your accounts
1
Launch the Settings app, tap Cloud and accounts → Accounts and select the account to
sync with.
2
Tap Sync account and tap the Sync Calendar switch to activate it.
For the Samsung account, tap → Sync settings and tap the Calendar switch to activate
it.
To add accounts to sync with, launch the Calendar app and tap → Manage calendars →
Add account. Then, select an account to sync with and sign in. When an account is added, a
blue circle is displayed next to the account name.
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Samsung Flow
Introduction
Samsung Flow allows you to easily connect your tablet to your smartphone and use them
conveniently, such as checking notifications or sharing contents.
Samsung Flow must be installed on both devices that you want to connect. If Samsung Flow
is not installed, download it from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
• This feature is only available on some Samsung Android devices.
• To use this feature, you must activate Bluetooth feature on your tablet and your
smartphone.
Connecting your tablet and smartphone
1
2
On your smartphone, launch Samsung Flow.
On your tablet, open the Samsung folder and launch the Samsung Flow app.
If you are using this feature for the first time, tap START.
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4
5
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Tap SCAN FOR DEVICES.
Select your smartphone from the detected devices list.
Accept the connection request on both devices.
Confirm the passkey on both devices.
The devices will be connected.
If your smartphone supports fingerprint recognition feature, set up Samsung Pass
on your smartphone to connect the devices more easily and securely using your
fingerprint.
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Sharing mobile data connection
Share your smartphone’s mobile data connection with your tablet using a mobile hotspot
when the Internet connection is not available on your tablet.
1
2
On your tablet, open the Samsung folder and launch the Samsung Flow app.
Tap → Connect to Mobile Hotspot.
You can access the Internet on your tablet using your smartphone’s mobile data
connection.
• Your smartphone must support the mobile hotspot feature.
• You may incur additional charges on your smartphone when using this feature.
Checking notifications on your tablet
When you receive new notifications on your smartphone, check the notifications in pop-up
window on your tablet.
Sharing contents
You can share your smartphone’s contents with your tablet.
My Files
Access and manage various files stored in the device or in other locations, such as cloud
storage services.
Open the Samsung folder and launch the My Files app.
View files that are stored in each storage. You can also view files in your device or a memory
card by category.
To free up the device’s storage, tap → Get more space.
To search for files or folders, tap the search field, and then enter a keyword. Alternatively, tap
, and then speak a keyword.
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Clock
Introduction
Set alarms, check the current time in many cities around the world, time an event, or set a
specific duration.
ALARM
Launch the Clock app and tap ALARM.
Setting alarms
Tap
in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set
other various alarm options, and then tap SAVE.
To open the keypad to enter an alarm time, tap the time input field.
To activate or deactivate alarms, tap the switch next to the alarm in the alarms list.
Stopping alarms
Tap DISMISS to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze option, tap
SNOOZE to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time.
Deleting alarms
Tap and hold an alarm, tick alarms to delete, and then tap DELETE.
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WORLD CLOCK
Launch the Clock app and tap WORLD CLOCK.
Creating clocks
Tap
, enter a city name or select a city from the globe, and then tap ADD.
Deleting clocks
Tap and hold a clock, tick clocks to delete, and then tap DELETE.
STOPWATCH
1
2
Launch the Clock app and tap STOPWATCH.
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.
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TIMER
1
2
Launch the Clock app and tap TIMER.
Set the duration, and then tap START.
To open the keypad to enter the duration, tap the duration input field.
3
Tap DISMISS when the timer goes off.
Calculator
Perform simple or complex calculations.
Launch the Calculator app.
You can see the calculation history at the upper part of the screen.
To clear the history, tap CLEAR HISTORY.
To use the unit conversion tool, tap
or temperature, into other units.
. You can convert various values, such as area, length,
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SmartThings
Introduction
Connect to nearby devices, such as Bluetooth headsets or other smartphones, easily and
quickly. You can also control and manage TVs, home appliances, and Internet of Things (IoT)
products with your tablet.
• Connecting with nearby devices: Connect with nearby devices, such as Bluetooth
headsets or wearable devices, easily and quickly.
• Registering and controlling home appliances, TVs, and IoT products: Register smart
refrigerators, washers, air conditioners, air purifiers, TVs, and Internet of Things (IoT)
products on your tablet, and view their status or control them from your tablet’s screen.
• Receiving notification: Receive notifications from connected devices on your tablet. For
example, when the laundry is finished, you can receive a notification on your tablet.
Open the Samsung folder and launch the SmartThings app. The dashboard will appear.
Access additional options.
SmartThings tips
Search for and register nearby
devices.
Supported devices
View the dashboard.
Manage automations.
Manage locations and devices.
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• This app may appear on the Apps screen depending on the region or service
provider.
• To use SmartThings, your tablet and other devices must be connected to a Wi-Fi
network.
• To fully use SmartThings, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account.
• The devices you can connect may vary depending on the region or service
provider. To see the list of connectable devices, open the Samsung folder, launch
the SmartThings app, and then tap SUPPORTED DEVICES.
• Available features may differ depending on the connected device.
• Connected devices’ own errors or defects are not covered by the Samsung
warranty. When errors or defects occur on the connected devices, contact the
device’s manufacturer.
Connecting to nearby devices
Connect to nearby devices, such as Bluetooth headsets, easily and quickly.
Connection methods may vary depending on the type of connected devices or the
shared content.
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2
3
Open the Samsung folder and launch the SmartThings app.
On the dashboard, tap Add device.
Select a device from the list and connect to it by following the on-screen instructions.
Using home appliances, TVs, and IoT products
View the status of your smart appliances, TVs, and IoT products from your tablet’s screen. You
can group devices by location and add rules to control the devices easily and conveniently.
Connecting devices
1
2
Open the Samsung folder and launch the SmartThings app.
On the dashboard, tap Add device.
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3
Select a device from the list.
under ADD DEVICE MANUALLY and select a
If there is no device on the list, tap
device type. Or, tap Search and enter the device or model name.
4
Follow the on-screen instructions to register devices.
Viewing and controlling connected devices
You can view and control the devices. For example, you can check the ingredients in your
refrigerator or adjust the TV volume.
1
Open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings app, and then tap Devices.
The list of connected devices will appear.
2
View the status of devices on the list.
To control the devices, select a device. When the device controller supplied with the
selected device is downloaded, you can control the device.
Adding devices and scenes by locations
Add devices by locations, view the list of devices in a same location, and control them. You
can also add a scene to a location to control multiple devices at the same time.
Adding locations
1
Open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings app, and then tap Devices → ALL
DEVICES → Add location.
2
Enter the location name.
To set a location, tap Geolocation to select a location on the map and tap DONE.
3
Tap SAVE.
Your location will be added.
To add devices to the location, tap ADD DEVICE and follow the on-screen instructions to
register devices.
The devices will be added to the location.
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Adding scenes
Add a scene and register devices to it to control multiple devices at the same time with a
single tap of a button or with a voice command.
Open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings app, select a location, tap → Add
scene, and then set scene options. You can set the scene name, icon, and devices.
Adding automations
You can also set an automation to perform actions automatically depending on the preset
time or the status of devices.
For example, add an automation to turn on the audio automatically every day at 7:00 AM.
1
Open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings app, and then tap Automations →
ADD AUTOMATION.
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3
4
Select the conditions when you want to activate the automation.
Select an option and tap NEXT.
Tap ADD next to Then and set actions to perform.
To receive a notification when an automation runs, tap Notify members, enter the
message, and then tap DONE.
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When you are finished, tap SAVE.
Receiving notifications
You can receive notifications from connected devices on your tablet. For example, when the
laundry is finished, you can receive a notification on your tablet.
To set devices to receive notifications, open the Samsung folder, launch the SmartThings
app, tap → Notifications → → Notification settings, and then tap the switches next to
the devices you want.
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Sharing content
Share content by using various sharing options. The following actions are an example of
sharing images.
1
2
Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
Tap
and select a sharing method, such as email.
When you have a communication or sharing history, the people you contacted
will appear on the sharing options panel. To directly share content with them via
the corresponding app, select a person’s icon. If the feature is not activated, launch
the Settings app, tap Advanced features, and then tap the Direct share switch to
activate it.
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Using additional feature
• Share to device: Share content with nearby devices via Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth, or with
SmartThings supported devices. You can also view your device’s displayed content on a
large screen by connecting your device to a Smart View-enabled TV or monitor.
When the image is sent to the recipients’ devices, a notification will appear on their devices.
Tap the notification to view or download the image.
Kids Mode
Provide a fun and safe environment for children by restricting children’s access to certain apps
or content.
To start kids mode, open the Samsung folder and launch the Kids Mode app. Alternatively,
launch the Kids Mode app on the Home screen.
When you launch this app for the first time, set PIN. Then, follow the on-screen instructions.
An app
Access parental
controls.
Exit kids mode.
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Google apps
Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google
account to access some apps.
To view more app information, access each app’s help menu.
Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the
region or service provider.
Chrome
Search for information and browse webpages.
Gmail
Send or receive emails via the Google Mail service.
Maps
Find your location on the map, search the world map, and view location information for
various places around you.
Play Music
Discover, listen to, and share music on your device. You can upload music collections stored
on your device to the cloud and access them later.
Play Movies & TV
Purchase or rent videos, such as movies and TV programmes, from Play Store.
Drive
Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others.
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YouTube
Watch or create videos and share them with others.
Photos
Search for, manage, and edit all your photos and videos from various sources in one place.
Google
Search quickly for items on the Internet or your device.
Hangouts
Send messages, images, and emoticons to your friends and have video calls with them.
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Settings
Introduction
Customise device settings. You can make your device more personalised by configuring
various setting options.
Launch the Settings app.
To search for settings by entering keywords, tap
.
Connections
Options
Change settings for various connections, such as the Wi-Fi feature and Bluetooth.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections.
• Wi-Fi: Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or
other network devices. Refer to Wi-Fi for more information.
• Bluetooth: Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled
devices. Refer to Bluetooth for more information.
• Tablet visibility: Allow other devices to find your device to share content with you. When
this feature is activated, your device will be visible to other devices when they search for
available devices using their Transfer files to device option.
• Data usage: Keep track of your data usage amount.
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• Flight mode: Set the device to disable all wireless functions on your device. You can use
only non-network services.
Follow the regulations provided by the airline and the instructions of aircraft
personnel. In cases where it is allowed to use the device, always use it in flight
mode.
• Location: Change settings for location information permissions.
• More connection settings: Customise settings to control other features. Refer to More
connection settings for more information.
Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other
network devices.
Turn off Wi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
1
2
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
Select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list.
Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon. Enter the password and tap
CONNECT.
• Once the device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will reconnect to that
network each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the
device connecting to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks
and tap FORGET.
• If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network properly, restart your device’s Wi-Fi feature
or the wireless router.
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Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
1
2
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi, and then tap the switch to activate it.
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
2
3
Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
Tap
→ Wi-Fi Direct and select a device to transfer the image to.
Accept the Wi-Fi Direct connection request on the other device.
If the devices are already connected, the image will be sent to the other device without
the connection request procedure.
Ending the device connection
1
2
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi.
Tap Wi-Fi Direct.
The device displays the connected devices in the list.
3
Tap the device name to disconnect the devices.
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Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via Bluetooth.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted
and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating
distance may be reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth
SIG, may be incompatible with your device.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies
of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
Pairing with other Bluetooth devices
1
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth, and then tap the switch to
activate it.
The detected devices will be listed.
2
Select a device to pair with.
If the device you want to pair with is not on the list, set the device to enter Bluetooth
pairing mode. Refer to the other device’s user manuals.
Your device is visible to other devices while the Bluetooth settings screen is open.
3
Accept the Bluetooth connection request on your device to confirm.
The devices will be connected when the other device accepts the Bluetooth connection
request.
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Sending and receiving data
Many apps support data transfer via Bluetooth. You can share data, such as contacts or media
files, with other Bluetooth devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image
to another device.
1
2
Launch the Gallery app and select an image.
Tap
→ Bluetooth, and then select a device to transfer the image to.
If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming
the auto-generated passkey.
If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its
visibility option.
3
Accept the Bluetooth connection request on the other device.
Unpairing Bluetooth devices
1
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth.
The device displays the paired devices in the list.
2
3
Tap
next to the device name to unpair.
Tap Unpair.
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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 virtual networks (VPNs) on your device to connect to a school or company’s
private network.
• Ethernet: When you connect an Ethernet adaptor, you can use a wired network and
configure network settings.
Printing
Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can connect the device to a
printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents.
Some printers may not be compatible with the device.
Adding printer plug-ins
Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to.
1
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → More connection settings → Printing →
Add service.
2
3
4
Search for a printer plug-in in Play Store.
Select a printer plug-in and install it.
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.
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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.
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.
• Use Volume keys for media: Set the device to adjust the media volume level when you
press the Volume key.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level for music and videos, system sounds, and notifications.
• Notification sounds: Change the notification sound.
• Do not disturb: Set the device to mute notification sounds and media, except for allowed
exceptions.
• Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when you select an app or option on the
touchscreen.
• Screen lock sounds: Set the device to sound when you lock or unlock the touchscreen.
• Charging sound: Set the device to sound when it is connected to a charger.
• Dialling keypad tones: Set the device to sound when you tap the buttons on the keypad.
• Keyboard sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.
• Sound quality and effects: Configure additional sound settings.
• Separate app sound: Set the device to play media sound from a specific app on the
connected Bluetooth speaker or headset separate from the sound of other apps. For
example, you can listen to the Navigation app through your device’s speaker while
listening to playback from the Music app through the vehicle’s Bluetooth speaker.
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Notifications
Change the notification settings for each app.
On the Settings screen, tap Notifications.
To display icon badges, tap the App icon badges switch to activate it. To change the badge
style, tap App icon badges.
With number
Without number
To customise notification settings for more apps, tap ADVANCED and select an app.
Display
Options
Change the display and the Home screen settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Display.
• Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display.
• Outdoor mode: Activate outdoor mode to make the display easier to see in bright
conditions.
• Blue light filter: Activate the blue light filter and change the filter settings.
• Font and screen zoom: Change the screen zoom setting or font size and style.
• Home screen: Change the Home screen settings.
• 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. Refer to
Screensaver for more information.
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Screensaver
You can set to display images as a screensaver when the screen turns off automatically. The
screensaver will be displayed when the device is charging.
1
2
On the Settings screen, tap Display → Screensaver and tap the switch to activate it.
Select an option.
If you select Photo Frame or Photos, a slideshow with selected images will start. If you
select Photo Table, selected images will appear as small cards and overlap.
3
4
Tap
to select albums for displaying images.
When you are finished, tap the Back key.
To preview the selected option, tap PREVIEW.
When you tap the screen while your screensaver is displayed, the screen will turn on.
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
Activate advanced features and change the settings that control them.
On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features.
Excessive shaking or an impact to the device may cause an unintended input for
some features using sensors.
• Accessories: Change the accessory settings.
• Daily Board: Set the device to show a slideshow with selected images.
• Games: Activate the Game Launcher.
• Multi window: Select a Multi window launch method.
• 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
Using the quick optimisation feature
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → OPTIMISE NOW.
The quick optimisation feature improves device performance through the following actions.
• Clearing some memory.
• Deleting unnecessary files and closing apps running in the background.
• Managing abnormal battery usage.
• Scanning for crashed apps and malware.
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Battery
Check the remaining battery power and time to use the device. For devices with low battery
levels, conserve battery power by activating power saving features.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Battery.
• The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs
out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating
conditions.
• You may not receive notifications from some apps that use power saving mode.
Power saving mode
• MID: Activate power saving mode to extend the battery’s usage time.
• MAX: In maximum power saving mode, the device decreases battery consumption
by applying the dark theme and limiting the apps and features available. Network
connections will be deactivated.
Managing the battery
You can save battery power by preventing apps that are running in the background from
using battery power when they are not being used. Tick apps from the apps list and tap SAVE
POWER. Also, tap → Advanced settings and set the App power monitor options.
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Storage
Check the status of the used and available memory.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Storage.
• The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default apps occupy part of the
memory. The available capacity may change when you update the device.
• You can view the available capacity of the internal memory in the Specification
section for your device on the Samsung website.
Managing the memory
To delete residual files, such as cache, tap CLEAN NOW. To delete files or uninstall apps that
you do not use any more, select a category under USER DATA. Then, tick items to select and
tap DELETE or UNINSTALL.
Memory
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Memory.
To speed up your device by stopping apps running in the background, tick apps from the
apps list, and tap CLEAN NOW.
Device security
Check the device’s security status. This feature scans your device for malware.
On the Settings screen, tap Device maintenance → Device security → SCAN TABLET.
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Apps
Manage the device’s apps and change their settings. You can view the apps’ usage
information, change their notification or permission settings, or uninstall or disable
unnecessary apps.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps.
Lock screen
Options
Change the settings for the locked screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen.
The available options may vary depending on the screen lock method selected.
• Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method.
• Smart Lock: Set the device to unlock itself when trusted locations or devices are
detected. Refer to Smart Lock for more information.
• Secure lock settings: Change screen lock settings for the selected lock method.
• Clock style: Change the type and colour of the clock on the locked screen.
• FaceWidgets: Change the settings of the items displayed on the locked screen.
• Contact information: Set the device to show contact information, such as your email
address, on the locked screen.
• Notifications: Set whether or not to show notifications on the locked screen and select
which notifications to display.
• App shortcuts: Select apps to display shortcuts to them on the locked screen.
• About Lock screen: View the device’s lock screen version.
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Smart Lock
You can set the device to unlock itself and remain unlocked when trusted locations or devices
are detected.
For example, if you have set your home as a trusted location, when you get home your device
will detect the location and automatically unlock itself.
• This feature will be available to use after you set a screen lock method.
• If you do not use your device for four hours or when you turn on the device, you
must unlock the screen using the pattern, PIN, or password you set.
1
2
3
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen → Smart Lock.
Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
Select an option and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setting.
Security
Options
Change the settings for securing the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Security.
• Google Play Protect: Set the device to check for harmful apps and behaviour and warn
about potential harm and remove them.
• Find My Mobile: Activate or deactivate the Find My Mobile feature. Access the Find My
Mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) to track and control your lost or stolen
device.
You can also allow the Google location service to provide more accurate information
about the location of your device.
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• Security update: View the version of your device’s security system and check for updates.
• Install unknown apps: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources.
• Secure Folder: Create a secure folder to protect your private content and apps from
others. Refer to Secure Folder for more information.
• App permission monitor: Set to receive notifications when the permissions you select
are used by apps that you are not using. You can manage the settings of each app and
view their permission usage history.
• Secure startup: Protect your device by setting it to require a screen unlock code when
turning on the device. You must enter the unlock code to start the device and receive
messages and notifications.
• Encrypt SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.
If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the
device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before
resetting the device.
• Other security settings: Configure additional security settings.
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Secure Folder
Secure Folder protects your private content and apps, such as photos and contacts, from
being accessed by others. You can keep your private content and apps secure even when the
device is unlocked.
Secure Folder is a separate, secured storage area. The data in Secure Folder cannot be
transferred to other devices via unapproved sharing methods, such as USB or Wi-Fi
Direct. Attempting to customise the operating system or modifying software will
cause Secure Folder to be automatically locked and inaccessible. Before saving data in
Secure Folder, make sure to back up a copy of the data in another secure location.
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Setting up Secure Folder
1
Launch the Secure Folder app.
Alternatively, launch the Settings app and tap Security → Secure Folder.
2
3
4
Tap START.
Tap SIGN IN and sign in to your Samsung account.
Select a lock method to use for Secure Folder and follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the setup.
To change the name or icon colour of Secure Folder, tap → Customise icon.
• When you launch the Secure Folder app, you must unlock the app using your
preset lock method.
• If you forget your Secure Folder unlock code, you can reset it using your Samsung
account. Tap the reset button at the bottom of the locked screen, and enter your
Samsung account password.
Setting auto lock for Secure Folder
Set the device to automatically lock Secure Folder when it is not being used.
1
2
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Auto lock Secure Folder.
Select a lock option.
To manually lock your Secure Folder, tap Lock.
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Moving content to Secure Folder
Move content, such as photos and contacts, to Secure Folder. The following actions are an
example of moving an image from the default storage to Secure Folder.
1
2
3
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap Add files.
Tap Images, tick images to move, and then tap DONE.
Tap MOVE.
The selected items will be deleted from the original folder and moved to Secure Folder.
To copy items, tap COPY.
The method for moving content may vary depending on the content type.
Moving content from Secure Folder
Move content from Secure Folder to the corresponding app in the default storage. The
following actions are an example of moving an image from Secure Folder to the default
storage.
1
2
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap Gallery.
Select an image and tap → Move out of Secure Folder.
The selected items will be moved to Gallery in the default storage.
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Adding apps
Add an app to use in Secure Folder.
1
2
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap Add apps.
Tick one or more apps installed on the device and tap ADD.
To install apps from Play Store or Galaxy Apps, tap DOWNLOAD FROM PLAY STORE or
DOWNLOAD FROM GALAXY APPS.
Removing apps from Secure Folder
Tap Edit apps, tick apps, and then tap Disable or Uninstall.
Adding accounts
Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with the apps in Secure
Folder.
1
2
3
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Accounts → Add account.
Select an account service.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account setup.
Hiding Secure Folder
You can hide the Secure Folder shortcut from the Apps screen.
Launch the Secure Folder app, tap → Settings, and then tap the Show Secure Folder
switch to deactivate it.
Alternatively, drag the status bar downwards to open the notification panel. Then, swipe
downwards on the notification panel and tap Secure Folder to deactivate the feature.
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Backing up and restoring Secure Folder
Back up content and apps in Secure Folder to Samsung Cloud using your Samsung account
and restore them later.
Backing up data
1
2
3
4
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Backup and restore.
Tap Add account and register and sign in to your Samsung account.
Tap Back up Secure Folder data.
Tick items you want to back up and tap BACK UP NOW.
Data will be backed up to Samsung Cloud.
Restoring data
1
2
3
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Backup and restore.
Tap Restore.
Select a device and the data types you want to restore and tap RESTORE NOW.
Backed up data will be restored to your device.
Uninstalling Secure Folder
You can uninstall Secure Folder, including the content and apps in it.
Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → More settings → Uninstall.
To back up content before uninstalling Secure Folder, tick Move media files out of Secure
Folder and tap UNINSTALL. To access data backed from Secure Folder, open the Samsung
folder, launch the My Files app, and then tap Internal storage → Secure Folder.
Notes saved in Samsung Notes will not be backed up.
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Cloud and accounts
Options
Sync, back up, or restore your device’s data using Samsung Cloud. You can also register and
manage accounts, such as your Samsung account or Google account, or transfer data to or
from other devices via Smart Switch.
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts.
Regularly back up your data to a safe location, such as Samsung Cloud or a computer,
so that you can restore it if the data is corrupted or lost due to an unintended factory
data reset.
• Samsung Cloud: Manage the content that you want to store securely in Samsung Cloud.
Check the usage status of your Samsung Cloud storage, and sync, back up, and restore
your data. Refer to Samsung Cloud for more information.
• Accounts: Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with.
• Users: Set up additional user accounts for other users to use the device with personalised
settings, such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more. Refer to Users for
more information.
• Backup and restore: Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your
device. You can back up your sensitive information and access it later. You must sign in to
your Google or Samsung account to back up or restore data.
• Smart Switch: Launch Smart Switch and transfer data from your previous device. Refer to
Smart Switch for more information.
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Users
Set up additional user accounts for other users to use the device with personalised settings,
such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more. Following types of user accounts
are available:
• Administrator: The administrator account is created only when setting up the device for
the first time, and cannot be created more than one. This account has full control of the
device including user account management. You can add or delete user accounts only
when using this account.
• Guest: This account allows guests to access the device. Information and data used during
a guest session is temporarily stored. Each time you use this account, you are asked
whether to continue the previous guest session or reset it.
• User: This account allows users to access their own apps and content, and customise the
device settings that affect all accounts.
• User (restricted profile): A restricted account can only access the apps and content
allowed by the administrator account, and cannot use the services that require logging
in.
Adding users
1
2
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Users.
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
2
On the Settings screen, tap Cloud and accounts → Users.
Tap Add user or profile → User (restricted profile).
If you are not using a secure screen lock method with the administrator account, follow
the on-screen instructions to set one up.
3
Select the apps and content that restricted users are allowed to access.
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Switching users
Tap the user account icon at the top of the locked screen and select an account to switch to.
Locked screen
Managing users
When using the administrator account, you can delete accounts or change the settings for
restricted accounts.
To delete a user account, tap
next to an account to delete it.
To change the settings for a restricted account, tap
account by tapping .
next to an account. You can delete the
Google
Configure settings for some features provided by Google.
On the Settings screen, tap Google.
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Accessibility
Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the device.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.
• Vision: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually impaired users.
• Hearing: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users with hearing
impairment.
• Dexterity and interaction: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users who
have reduced dexterity.
• Text-to-speech: Change the settings for text-to-speech features used when Voice
Assistant is activated, such as languages, speed, and more.
• Direction lock: Change the directional combination settings for unlocking the screen.
• Direct access: Set the device to launch selected accessibility menus when you press the
Power key and the Volume Up key simultaneously or press the Home key three times
quickly.
• Accessibility shortcut: Set the device to activate Voice Assistant or Samsung universal
switch when you press and hold the Volume Up key and the Volume Down key
simultaneously for more than 3 seconds.
• Notification reminder: Set the device to alert you to notifications that you have not
checked at the interval.
• Single tap mode: Set the device to control notifications by tapping the button instead of
dragging it.
• Accessibility settings backup: Import, export, or share your accessibility settings.
• SERVICES: View accessibility services installed on the device.
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General management
Customise your device’s system settings or reset the device.
On the Settings screen, tap General management.
• Language and input: Select device languages and change settings, such as keyboards
and voice input types. Some options may not be available depending on the selected
language. Refer to Adding device languages for more information.
• Date and time: Access and alter the settings to control how the device displays the time
and date.
If the battery remains fully discharged, the time and date is reset.
• Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions. Refer to Samsung
Members for more information.
• Marketing information: Set whether to receive Samsung marketing information, such as
special offers, membership benefits, and newsletters.
• Reset: Reset your device’s settings or perform a factory data reset. You can reset all your
settings and network settings. You can also set the device to restart at a preset time for
device optimisation.
Adding device languages
You can add languages to use on your device.
1
On the Settings screen, tap General management → Language and input → Language
→ Add language.
To view all the languages that can be added, tap → All languages.
2
Select a language to add.
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To set the selected language as the default language, tap SET AS DEFAULT. To keep the
current language setting, tap KEEP CURRENT.
The selected language will be added to your languages list. If you changed the default
language, the selected language will be added to the top of the list.
To change the default language from your languages list, drag next to a language and
move it to the top of the list. Then, tap DONE. If an app does not support the default
language, the next supported language in the list will be used.
Software update
Update your device’s software via the firmware over-the-air (FOTA) service. You can also
schedule software updates.
On the Settings screen, tap Software update.
If emergency software updates are released for your device’s security and to block
new types of security threats, they will be installed automatically without your
agreement.
• Download updates manually: Check for and install updates manually.
• Download updates automatically: Set the device to download updates automatically
when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• Scheduled software updates: Set the device to install updates at a specified time.
• Last update information: View information about the last software update.
Security updates information
Security updates are provided to strengthen the security of your device and protect your
personal information. For security updates for your model, visit security.samsungmobile.com.
The website supports only some languages.
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User manual
View help information to learn how to use the device and apps or configure important
settings.
On the Settings screen, tap User manual.
About tablet
Access your device’s information.
On the Settings screen, tap About tablet.
To change your device’s name, tap EDIT.
• Status: View various device information, such as the Wi-Fi MAC address and serial
number.
• Legal information: View legal information related to the device, such as safety
information and the open source licence.
• Software information: View the device’s software information, such as its operating
system version and firmware version.
• Battery information: View the device’s battery status and information.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your device.
When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it
prompts you to enter one of the following codes:
• Password: When the device lock feature is enabled, you must enter the password you set
for the device.
• PIN: When using the device for the first time or when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM or USIM card. You can disable this feature by
using the Lock SIM card menu.
• PUK: Your SIM or USIM card is blocked, usually as a result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK supplied by your service provider.
• PIN2: When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied with
the SIM or USIM card. For more information, contact your service provider.
Your device displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact
your service provider.
Your device does not turn on
When the battery is completely discharged, your device will not turn on. Fully charge the
battery before turning on the device.
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The touchscreen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a screen protector or optional accessories to the touchscreen, the
touchscreen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touchscreen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touchscreen may
malfunction.
• The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your device to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your device software is updated to the latest version.
• If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
Your device freezes or encounters a fatal error
Try the following solutions. If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service
Centre.
Restarting the device
If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or turn off the device and turn it
on again.
Forcing restart
If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume
Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Resetting the device
If the methods above do not solve your problem, perform a factory data reset.
Launch the Settings app and tap General management → Reset → Factory data reset →
RESET → DELETE ALL. Before performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup
copies of all important data stored in the device.
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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 will increase when you use certain features or apps, such as GPS,
games, or the Internet.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
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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.
• 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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Bluetooth is not working well
If another Bluetooth device is not located or there are connection problems or performance
malfunctions, try the following:
• Ensure that the device you wish to connect with is ready to be scanned or connected to.
• Ensure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum
Bluetooth range (10 m).
• On your device, launch the Settings app, tap Connections, and then tap the Bluetooth
switch to re-activate it.
• On your device, launch the Settings app, tap General management → Reset → Reset
network settings → RESET SETTINGS to reset network settings. You may lose registered
information when performing the reset.
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
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.
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A small gap appears around the outside of the device case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
There is not enough space in the device’s storage
Delete unnecessary data, such as cache, using the device maintenance or manually delete
unused apps or files to free up storage space.
The Apps button does not appear on the Home screen
Without using the Apps button, you can open the Apps screen by swiping upwards or
downwards on the Home screen. To display the Apps button at the bottom of the Home
screen, launch the Settings app and tap Display → Home screen → Apps button → Show
Apps button → APPLY.
The screen brightness adjustment bar does not appear on the
notification panel
Open the notification panel by dragging the status bar downwards, and then drag the
next to the brightness adjustment bar and tap the
notification panel downwards. Tap
Show control on top switch to activate it.
Samsung Cloud does not work
• Ensure that you are connected to a network properly.
• During a Samsung Cloud’s service check, you cannot use Samsung Cloud. Try again later.
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