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Accounts and Messaging

Set up accounts on your phone, to synchronize information between your phone and accounts.

Use your phone’s messaging features to send text and multimedia messages.

Google

Many of your phone’s applications, such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, and the Google

Play Store, require a Google Account. To use these applications, you must set up your Google

Account on your phone. Setting up your account on your phone syncs your phone and your online Google Account.

Create a Google Account

If you do not already have a Google Account, you can create one online or using your phone.

Note: You can also create and sign into your Google/Gmail account through your phone’s

Setup application.

Although you need a Gmail account to use certain features of your phone, such as Google Play, you do not need to use Gmail as the default account for your phone.

Create a Google Account Online

1. From a computer, launch a Web browser and navigate to www.google.com

.

2. On the main page, click Sign in > Create an account.

3. Follow the onscreen prompts to create your free account.

Create a Google Account Using Your Phone

1. Press and tap > Settings > Accounts.

2. Tap Add account > Google > New.

3. Follow the onscreen prompts to create your free account.

Access Gmail

Below are procedures for accessing your Gmail account.

1. Press and tap Apps > Gmail.

2. Do any of the following:

View more email messages: If the Inbox is full, swipe your finger up the screen to view more messages and conversations.

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Read a new email message: Tap the unread message or the conversation with an unread message (just-arrived items display in bold).

Select messages and conversations: Tap the box before the email or conversation.

View the Inbox of another Gmail account: Tap the menu at the top of the screen and then tap the inbox of the Gmail account you want to view.

Send a Gmail Message

Below are procedures for sending a Gmail.

1. Press and tap Apps > Gmail.

2. From the Inbox, tap .

3. Enter the message recipient’s email address in the To field. You can add multiple recipients.

4. Tap Subject and enter the email subject.

5. Tap Compose email and compose your email.

 To add a picture or video, tap > Attach picture or Attach video.

 To send a carbon copy (Cc) or a blind carbon copy (Bcc) of the current email to other recipients, tap > Add Cc/Bcc.

6. To send the message, tap .

 To save the current email as a draft, tap > Save draft. To view your draft email messages, from the Inbox, tap the menu at the top of the screen and then tap

Drafts.

 To delete the current email message, tap > Discard.

Read and Reply to Gmail Messages

Below are procedures for reading and replying to Gmail messages.

1. Press and tap Apps > Gmail.

2. Tap a message to display its contents.

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Tip: You can also access new messages through the Notifications bar. When a new Gmail message arrives, you’ll see the icon in the Notifications bar. Touch and hold the bar and slide it down to display notifications. Tap a message to display it.

3. Tap to display the reply screen.

4. From the menu at the top of the screen, tap Reply, Reply all, or Forward.

5. To send the message, tap .

Email

Use the Email application to send and receive email from your webmail or other accounts. You can also access your Exchange ActiveSync email on your phone.

Add an Email Account

Email allows you to send and receive email using various email services. You can also receive text message alerts when you receive an important email.

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2.

Enter your email address and password. To see your password as you enter it, tap

Show password.

3.

Tap Next to start automatic email setup. If you need to configure custom settings, tap

Manual setup and then enter your settings. These may include mail type, user name, password, server, security type, etc.

4.

Follow the onscreen prompts to configure options for the account.

5.

Tap Done to complete setup.

Note: You can also add email accounts from Settings. Press

Accounts > Add account > Email. and tap > Settings >

Add a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Account

The Email application also provides access to your Microsoft Exchange account from your phone. If your company uses Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007, or 2010 as the corporate email system, you can use this email application to wirelessly synchronize your email, Contacts, and Task information directly with your company’s Exchange server.

Use the following procedure to synchronize your phone with a corporate email account.

Note: You can set up multiple Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts on your phone.

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1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. Enter your email address and password. To see your password as you enter it, tap

Show password.

3. Tap Next to start automatic email setup. For systems that require custom settings, tap

Manual setup and then enter your settings. You may need to consult your network administrator for this information:

Domain\Username: Enter your network domain and username, separated by “\”.

Password: Enter your network access password (case-sensitive).

Exchange Server: Enter your system’s Exchange server remote email address.

Obtain this information from your company network administrator.

Use secure connection (SSL): Tap to place a checkmark in the box, if your system requires SSL encryption.

Use client certification: Tap to place a checkmark in the box, if your system requires certification.

4. Follow the onscreen prompts to configure options for the account.

5. Tap Done to complete setup.

Note: You can also add email accounts from Settings. Press

Accounts > Add account > Email. and tap > Settings >

Compose and Send Email

Compose and send email using any account you have set up on your phone. Increase your productivity by attaching files such as pictures, videos, or documents to your email messages.

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. From the Inbox, tap .

3. Compose your message:

 Tap the To field and enter the recipient’s email address. You can add multiple message recipients.

 To send a carbon copy (Cc) or a blind carbon copy (Bcc) of the current email to other recipients, tap Cc/Bcc.

 Tap the Subject field and enter the email subject.

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 Tap the text entry field and compose your email.

 To add an attachment, tap . Choose from the following: My Files, Images, Take

picture, Video, Record video, Audio, Record audio, S Memo, Calendar,

Contacts, or Location.

4. To send the message, tap .

View and Reply to Email

Reading and replying to email on your phone is as simple as on your computer.

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. On the email account Inbox, tap a message to view it, and then choose an option:

 Tap Reply to reply to the sender.

 Tap

 Tap

Reply all to reply to all the addresses in the original recipient list.

Forward to forward the message to new recipient(s).

3. Enter a message (if desired) and then tap

Manage Your Email Inbox

The following procedures allow you to view, refresh, sort, and delete your email messages.

View Your Email Inbox

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. Tap the account name field (upper-left) to open the complete email account list page.

3. Select an email account and tap an email message.

Refresh an Email Account

Whatever your automatic synchronization settings are, you can also synchronize your sent and received email messages manually at any time.

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. Select an email account.

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 If you are already in an email account, tap the account name field (upper-left) to open the complete email account list page.

 Select an available email account.

3. Tap (Refresh).

Sort Email Messages

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. On the email account Inbox, tap > Sort by.

3. Select from the options to sort email messages by date received (most recent or oldest), by sender, read/unread status, starred favorites, attachments, recipient(s), priority, subject, flag, request, meeting requests, or size. (Not all options are available for all email accounts.)

Delete an Email Message

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. Tap the check box beside email(s) you want to delete, and then tap Delete.

3. Follow the prompts to confirm the deletion.

Edit Email Settings

You can edit general preferences, which apply to all email accounts, or configure settings for specific email accounts, such as email address and password, name display and signature, frequency of retrieval, and more.

Note: Available settings depend on the type of email account.

Edit General Preferences

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. Tap > Settings to configure settings. Available settings depend on the type of email account, and may include:

Display: Choose how emails are shown in the email list, and when you open them.

Composing and sending: Choose what functions are available while composing and sending emails.

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Auto advance: Choose how the email list displays after you delete or move an email.

Confirm deletions: Choose whether the phone prompts you to confirm the action when you mark emails for deletion.

Priority senders: Maintain a list of email addresses to ensure that emails from the addresses receive priority handling.

Spam addresses: Create a list of email addresses and domains, to block emails from these senders.

Rules for filtering: Set filters and manage filtered email.

Edit Account Settings

You can edit settings for your individual email accounts, such as email address and password, name display and signature, frequency of retrieval, and more.

Note: Available settings depend on the type of email account.

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. Tap > Settings > Account settings, and then tap an account to configure settings.

Available settings may include:

Sync settings: Tap to configure options for synchronizing your phone with your account.

Sync Email: When enabled, your phone maintains synchronization with your email account. The last synchronization is displayed.

Sync schedule: Set options for synchronizing your phone with your email account. Available when Sync Email is enabled.

Period to sync Email: Choose a period of time to maintain synchronization between your phone and email account.

Size to retrieve emails: Choose a maximum size for emails, for your phone to automatically retrieve during synchronization. For larger emails, your phone will prompt you to download the contents when you open them.

Signature: When On, a text signature is automatically added to emails you send.

Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn signatures On or Off. After turning signatures On, tap

Signature to edit the default text signature.

Out of office settings: Configure options for automatic replies to emails when you are out of the office.

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Default account: Assign an account as the default email account for outgoing messages. When you launch an email from other apps, the email will automatically be from this account.

Password: Update your account password to match the password set on your account.

Email notifications: When enabled, an icon displays in the Status bar when you receive new emails.

Select ringtone: Choose a ringtone to play for new email notifications.

Vibrate: When enabled, vibration plays for new email notifications.

More settings: Configure other options, including the account name, carbon copy and blind carbon copy, synchronization, and security options.

Account name: Enter a name to identify this email account.

Your name: Enter a name, to be shown to recipients in emails from this account.

Always Cc/Bcc myself: Choose options for sending a copy of emails you send to yourself, as a copy (Cc) or blind copy (Bcc).

Forward with attachments: Choose whether to automatically include attachments when forwarding an email.

Show images: Choose whether to automatically display embedded images in the body of an email.

Auto download attachments: Choose whether the phone automatically downloads email attachments when you are connected to Wi-Fi. You might use this option to control how and whether you use your plan’s data services to download attachments.

Auto resend times: Choose the number of times the phone attempts to resend an email after a delivery failure.

Folder sync settings: Choose folders to synchronize between your phone and account.

Period to sync Calendar: Choose the period for synchronizing calendar events between your phone and account.

Empty server trash: Delete the contents of the trash folder on the account server.

In case of sync conflict: Choose whether information from the server or phone has priority when there is a conflict.

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Security options: Configure advanced security options, including encryption.

Number of emails to load: Choose the number of emails displayed at one time.

Sync Contacts: Choose whether contacts are synchronized between your phone and the account.

Sync Calendar: Choose whether calendar events are synchronized between your phone and the account.

Sync Task: Choose whether emails are synchronized between your phone and the account.

Exchange server settings: Configure the Domain\user name, Password, and other Exchange server settings.

Incoming settings: Configure settings for the account server to access your account on your phone.

Outgoing settings: Configure settings for accessing your account from your phone.

Delete an Email Account

If you no longer want an email account on your phone, you can delete it through the mail settings menu.

1. Press and tap Apps > Email.

2. Tap > Settings > Account settings.

3. Tap , and then tap account(s) to delete.

4. Tap Delete, and then follow the prompts to confirm the deletion.

Messaging

With text messaging (SMS), you can send and receive text messages between your phone and another phone that supports messaging.

Multimedia messages, (MMS), can contain text and pictures, recorded voice, audio or video files, picture slideshows, contact namecards (vCard), or calendar events (vCalendar).

See your service plan for applicable charges for messaging.

Send a Message

Quickly compose and sent text messages on your phone.

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1. Press and tap Apps > Messaging.

2. Tap Compose to create a message:

 Tap Enter recipient and enter a Contact name, a mobile phone number, or an email address using the onscreen keyboard. As you enter letters, possible matches from your accounts and contacts display on the screen. Touch a match to add it to the message.

 Tap Enter message to enter your message.

 Tap to attach an image, picture, video, audio clip, S Memo, Calendar event, location info, or contact.

3. Tap Send to send the message.

New Messages Notification

Depending on your notification settings, the phone will play a ringtone, vibrate, or display the message briefly in the status bar when you receive a new text or multimedia message. To

change the notification for new text and multimedia messages, see Messaging Settings for

details.

A new message icon also appears in the notifications area of the status bar to notify you of a new text or multimedia message. The Messaging application icon number of new messages.

also displays the

To open the message, touch and hold the status bar, and then slide the status bar down to open the Notification panel. Tap the new message to open and read it. For information on reading

and replying to messages, see Managing Message Conversations .

Managing Message Conversations

Text and multimedia messages that are sent to and received from a contact (or a number) are grouped into conversations or message threads in the All messages screen. Threaded text or multimedia messages let you see exchanged messages (similar to a chat program) with a contact on the screen.

Read a Text Message

1. Do one of the following:

 On the Messaging screen, tap the text message or message thread to open and read it.

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 If you have a new message notification, slide the status bar down to open the

Notification panel. Tap the new message to open and read it.

2. To return to the All messages screen from a text message thread, tap Back.

Note: To view the details of a particular message, in the message thread, touch and hold the message to open the options menu, and then tap View message details.

If a message contains a link to a Web page, tap the message and then tap the link to open it in the Web browser.

If a message contains a phone number, tap the message and then tap the phone number to dial the number or add it to your contacts.

View a Multimedia Message

1. Press and tap Apps > Messaging.

2. From the message list, tap a message to open its contents.

3. While the message is open, tap the play icon (on a video or audio file) to play back the file or tap an image to view a picture.

 The file attachment on the MMS message can be saved to an optional installed memory card (not included). To save the attachment, touch and hold the file. Tap

Save attachment. Select the attachment check box and tap Save.

Reply to a Message

1. Press and tap Apps >

2. From the message list, tap a message.

Messaging.

3. Tap the Enter message field and then type your reply message.

4. Once complete, tap Send to send the message.

Protect a Message from Deletion

You can lock a message so that it will not be deleted even if you delete the other messages in the conversation.

1. Press and tap Apps > Messaging.

2. On the Messaging screen, tap a message thread.

3. Touch and hold the message that you want to lock.

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4. Tap Lock on the options menu. A lock icon displays below the message.

Delete a Message Thread

1. Press and tap Apps > Messaging.

2. Touch and hold the message thread that you want to delete.

3. Tap Delete.

Delete Several Message Threads

1. Press and tap Apps >

2. Tap > Delete threads.

Messaging.

3. Select the message threads you want to delete and tap Delete.

Note: Any locked messages will not be deleted, unless you select the Include protected

messages check box before confirming the deletion.

Delete a Single Message

1. Press and tap Apps > Messaging.

2. While viewing a message thread, touch and hold the message that you want to delete.

3. Tap Delete on the options menu.

4. When prompted to confirm, tap OK.

View Contact Details and Communicate with a Contact

When you have received a message from someone in your stored contacts, you can tap the contact’s photo or icon in the message thread to open a menu of options. Depending on the stored contact information, you can view the contact details, phone, or send an email message to the contact, and more.

Messaging Settings

Messaging settings allow you control options for your text and MMS messages, including message limits, size settings, and notifications.

1. Press and tap Apps > Messaging.

2. Tap > Settings to configure these options:

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Delete old messages allows the phone to automatically delete the oldest messages when the maximum number of messages is reached. Set the maximum number of messages with the Text message limit and Multimedia message limit settings below.

Text message limit allows you to set the maximum number of text messages per conversation.

Multimedia message limit allows you to set the maximum number of multimedia messages per conversation.

Text templates allows you to create and manage text strings that you can add to messages.

Auto combination allows you to choose whether long messages that are received in multiple parts are automatically re-assembled to display as a single message.

Group messaging allows you to control how messages to multiple recipients are handled. When enabled, a single message is sent to multiple recipients. When disabled, a separate message is sent to each recipient.

Auto retrieve allows you to choose whether message attachment(s) are automatically downloaded when you display a multimedia message. If you disable this option, only the message header displays in the message list, and you’ll be prompted to download the attachment(s).

Roaming auto retrieve allows you to choose whether message attachment(s) are automatically downloaded while your phone is in roaming mode.

MMS alert allows you to have the phone alert you when you make a change to a message that will convert the message to a multimedia message (MMS).

Bubble style allows you to choose how messages appear on the screen. Bubbles are the boxes that surround each message.

Background style allows you to choose the background of the message screen.

Use the volume key allows you to change the text size while reading a message by pressing the Volume Key up or down.

Notifications allows you specify whether notifications for new messages display in the status bar.

Select ringtone allows you to set the ringtone for your message notifications.

Vibrate allows you to choose whether vibration plays along with the ringtone for new message notifications.

Message alert repetition allows you to choose how often your phone notifies you of new message(s).

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Preview message allows you to choose whether a preview of a new message appears in the status bar with the message notification.

Emergency Alerts allows you to configure emergency alert settings. You can enable or disable some alerts: Extreme Alert, Severe Alert, Amber Alert, and Emergency alert test messages. You cannot disable Presidential alerts.

Important: The Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) system provides the government the ability to send geographically targeted notifications of emergencies, such as threats to public safety, severe weather events, a hazardous material spill or a missing child in the phone user’s area.

Emergency notification preview allows you to play a sample emergency alert tone.

Tap Stop to cancel the playback.

Vibrate allows you to select vibrate options for emergency messages.

Alert reminder allows you to configure the reminder interval.

Add signature allows you add a text signature to all messages you send.

Signature text allows you to enter a text signature, when Add signature is enabled.

Spam settings allows you to filter incoming messages for spam messages.

Add to spam numbers allows you to enter telephone numbers, to automatically flag messages from the numbers as spam, when Spam settings is enabled.

Add to spam phrases allows you to enter a text phrase, to automatically flag messages as spam when they contain the phrase. Available when Spam settings are enabled.

Block unknown senders allows you to automatically block messages from numbers that are not stored as contacts on your phone.

Social Networking Accounts

Stay in touch on the go with all your social networking accounts. Post updates on Facebook and

Twitter, review your LinkedIn contacts, see what everyone’s talking about from YouTube, and more.

ChatON

The ChatON application provides a global mobile communication service where you can chat with more than 2 buddies via a group chat. Share things such as pictures, videos, animation messages (Scribbles), audio, Contacts, Calendar entries, and Location information.

Important: The Samsung account manages the access information (username/password) to several applications, such as Samsung Link, ChatON, and Samsung Hub.

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Register With the Service

1. Press and tap Apps > ChatON.

2. Follow the prompts to read and accept the Terms and conditions and Privacy policy and read the onscreen information. Tap Accept to continue.

3. Select a country code and enter your current phone number to register with the service.

4. Choose to receive the verification code via either SMS (text message) or Voice

(answering machine call) to your phone.

5. Enter the verification code you received, and then tap Next.

6. Enter your name and then tap Done.

Add Your First ChatON Buddy

1.

Press and tap Apps > ChatON.

2.

Tap and choose a search method.

Phone number: Search by Country code and phone number.

Search by ID: Search using a known Samsung account ID.

3.

Follow the prompts to find a buddy.

Use ChatON for Chatting

1. Press and tap Apps > ChatON.

2. Tap the Buddies tab and select a buddy to initiate your chat.

3. Enter your message using the onscreen text entry method.

4. Tap to send the message.

Delete a Single Message Bubble

1. Press and then tap Apps > ChatON.

2. Launch a chat session to reveal the message string.

3. Touch and hold a message bubble and then tap Delete.

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Flipboard

The Flipboard application creates a personalized digital magazine out of everything being shared with you. Access news stories, personal feeds and other related material. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter account, photos from friends and much more.

1. Press and then tap Apps > Flipboard.

2. Follow the prompts to start using Flipboard, or to log in to your Flipboard account.

Google+

Google+ makes messaging and sharing with your friends a lot easier. You can set up Circles of friends, visit the Stream to get updates from your Circles, use Messenger for fast messaging with everyone in your Circles, or use Instant Upload to automatically upload videos and photos to your own private album on Google+. Visit google.com/mobile/+/ for more information.

Google+ uses your Google Account. If you don’t already have a Google Account set up on your phone, you can set one up.

1. Press and tap Apps > Google+.

2. If you are signed into more than one Google Account, select the account you would like to use with Google+.

3. Follow the onscreen instructions to use Google+.

Hangouts

Hangouts is an application for instant messaging offered by Google. Conversation logs are automatically saved to a Chats area in your Gmail account. This allows you to search a chat log and store them in your Gmail accounts.

Note: If you have already signed into your Google account, it displays on the Hangouts screen.

■ Press

and tap Apps > Hangouts.

YouTube

YouTube™ is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. The site is used to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as video content such as video blogging, informational shorts, and other original videos.

YouTube is a data-intensive feature. Check your data plan to avoid additional data charges.

■ Press

and tap Apps > YouTube.

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Note: It is not necessary to sign in to the YouTube site to view content. However, if you wish to sign in to access additional options tap Sign in under the ACCOUNT tab. Select an account (if available) or create a new account. (Even if you sign in to YouTube via the Web, you must separately sign in via your phone.)

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