Web and Data. Samsung Galaxy S4, SPH-L720ZPASPR

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Web and Data

The following topics address your phone’s data connections and the built-in Web browser.

Additional data-related features can be found in Accounts and Messaging ,

Applications and

Entertainment , and

Tools and Calendar .

Your phone’s data capabilities let you wirelessly access the Internet or your corporate network through a variety of connections, including:


Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access over distances of up to 300 feet. To use your phone’s

Wi-Fi, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot”.

The availability and range of the Wi-Fi signal depends on a number of factors, including infrastructure and other objects through which the signal passes.

Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network

By default, your phone’s Wi-Fi feature is turned off. Turning Wi-Fi on makes your phone able to discover and connect to compatible in-range Wi-Fi networks (or WAPs - wireless access points).

Turn Wi-Fi on:

1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.

2. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn Wi-Fi On.

Tip: You can also turn Wi-Fi on and off through the Notification panel. Drag the Notification panel down and tap Wi-Fi.

Note: Wi-Fi networks are self-discoverable, which means no additional steps are required for your phone to connect to a Wi-Fi network. It may be necessary to provide a user name and password for certain closed wireless networks.

Scan and connect to a Wi-Fi network:

1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.

2. The network names and security settings (Open network or Secured with xxx) of detected Wi-Fi networks are displayed.

 When you select an open network, you will be automatically connected to the network.

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 When you select a secured network, you will need to enter the wireless password to connect to the network. Enter the password and tap Connect.

You can use the

show password option to display the password as you enter it.

Add a new Wi-Fi network manually:

1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.

2. Tap Add Wi-Fi network.

3. Enter the Network SSID. This is the name of the Wi-Fi network.

4. Tap the Security field and select the security method used by the Wi-Fi network. If a password is required, enter it in the Password field.

5. Tap Connect to store the new information and connect to the Wi-Fi network.

Note: The next time your phone connects to a previously accessed or secured wireless network, you won’t prompted to enter the wireless password again, unless you reset your phone back to its factory default settings.

Connect to a Different Wi-Fi Network

The following information is designed to help you connect your device to a different Wi-Fi network.

1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.

2. Detected Wi-Fi networks are displayed. To manually scan for available Wi-Fi networks, on the Wi-Fi settings screen, tap Scan.

3. Tap another Wi-Fi network to connect to it.

Note: If the wireless network you want to connect to is not in the list of detected networks, scroll down the screen, and tap Add network. Enter the wireless network settings and tap


Data Services (Sprint 3G and 4G)

With your Sprint service, you are ready to start enjoying the advantages of data services. The following topics will help you learn the basics of using your data services, including managing your user name, launching a data connection, and navigating the Web with your phone.

Important: Certain data services requests may require additional time to process. While your phone is loading the requested service, the touchscreen keyboard may appear unresponsive when in fact it is functioning properly. Allow the phone some time to process your data usage request.

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Your Data Services User Name

When you buy your phone and sign up for service, you’re automatically assigned a user name, which is typically based on your name and a number, followed by “@sprintpcs.com”. (For example, the third John Smith to sign up for Sprint data services might have [email protected] as his user name.)

When you use data services, your user name is submitted to identify you to the Nationwide

Sprint Network. Your user name is automatically programmed into your phone. You don’t have to enter it.

Update Your User Name

If you choose to change your user name and select a new one online, or make any changes to your services, you must then update the profile on your phone.

1. Press and tap > Settings > More > System Update.

2. Tap Update Profile.

Launch the Browser

The Browser automatically launches when a Web link is touched from within either an email or a text message.

To launch the browser to connect browse the Internet:

■ Press

and tap Internet.

Note: The first time you access the Web on your phone, you may be prompted to sign in with your phone number. Enter your number and tap Ok.

4G Services

4G is a service that must be included in your service plan and also available within your area.

4G coverage is currently available in only certain markets. For more details on 4G availability go to: sprint.com/4G and click the See the coverage map link.

Note: If 4G service is not included in your service plan, the 4G icon will not appear in the

Notifications area.

4G is up to 10x faster than 3G (based on download speed comparison of 3G's ~600 kbps vs.

4G's ~ 6 Mbps). (Actual speeds may vary.)

Not all services are available on 4G and coverage may default to 3G/separate network where

4G is not available.

Important: 4G service must be added to your account before attempting a connection to the 4G network.

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Depending on which icons appear within the Notifications area, your services and features will change. The following table indicates what functions and features are available when combinations of these service icons appear:

Icon Description

3G Coverage: The phone is connected to the Sprint 3G network. The arrows are colored when data is being transferred.

4G Coverage: The phone is connected to the Sprint 4G network. The arrows are colored when data is being transferred.

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

From your phone, you can add, set up, and manage virtual private networks (VPNs) that allow you to connect and access resources inside a secured local network, such as your corporate network.

Prepare Your Phone for VPN Connection

Depending on the type of VPN, you may be required to enter your login credentials or install security certificates before you can connect to your company’s local network. You can get this information from your network administrator.

To connect to a VPN, you must have Mobile data enabled, or your phone must be connected to a Wi-Fi network. For information about setting up and using these connections on your phone,

see Data usage

and Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network .

Set a Screen Lock

Before setting up a VPN, you must set a screen lock to prevent access to your phone by unauthorized users. Pattern, PIN, or password screen locks provide sufficient security to set up trusted credential storage.

1. Press and tap > Settings > My device.

2. Tap Lock screen > Screen lock.

3. Choose a screen lock, from Pattern, PIN, or Password.

4. Follow the prompts to configure the screen lock. For more information, see Screen lock .

Add a VPN

Configure a connected to a VPN. You must have a Pattern, PIN, or Password screen lock set before adding a VPN.


Press and tap > Settings > Connections.

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Tap More networks > VPN.


Tap to add a VPN, with these options:

Name: Enter the name of the VPN.

Type: Choose the type of VPN, from PPTP, L2TP/IPSec PSK, L2TP/IPSec RSA,

IPSec Xauth PSK, IPSec Xauth RSA, or IPSec Hybrid RSA.

Server address: enter the VPN server address.

PPP Encryption (MPPE): Tap to enable, if applicable for the VPN.

Show advanced options: Tap to set other options, depending on the type of VPN.

3. Tap Save to save the VPN.

Connect to a VPN

Connect to a VPN that’s already set up on your phone.

1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections.

2. Tap More networks > VPN.

3. In the VPNs section, tap a VPN.

4. Follow the prompts to enter your login credentials, and connect. When you are connected, the VPN connected icon appears in the notification area of the title bar.

Disconnect from a VPN

The following describes how to disconnect from a VPN connection.

1. Touch and hold the title bar, and then drag down to open the Notification panel.

2. Tap the VPN connection to return to the VPN settings screen, and then tap the VPN connection to disconnect from it.

When your phone has disconnected from the VPN, the VPN disconnected icon displays in the notification area of the title bar.


Use Chrome for Mobile to browse fast and sign in to bring your Chrome experience from your computer, anywhere you go.

For more information, visit: google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/mobile/

■ Press and tap Apps > Chrome.

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Your phone’s Internet browser gives you full access to both mobile and traditional websites on the go, using your phone’s 3G or 4G Mobile data or Wi-Fi connections.

■ Press

and tap Apps > Internet.

Note: The first time you launch Internet, you may be prompted to enter your 10-digit wireless phone number to access the SprintWeb home page.

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