• A pplications and their functions may vary by country, region, or hardware specifications. Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by applications from any provider other than Samsung. • S amsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited registry settings or modified operating system software.
No part of this guide may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of Samsung Electronics.
About this manual Trademarks • S AMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics. ™ ™ ™ ™ ™ • T he Android logo, Google , Google Maps , Google Mail , YouTube , Google Play ™...
Table of Contents Getting started Communication Device layout Contacts Buttons Email Package contents Google Mail Charging the battery Talk Inserting a memory card Google+ Turning the device on and off Messenger Holding the device ChatON Locking and unlocking the device Adjusting the volume Web &...
Table of Contents Application & media stores Settings Play Store About Settings Samsung Apps Wi-Fi Game Hub Bluetooth Play Books Data usage Play Movies More settings Play Music Blocking mode Music Hub Driving mode Video Hub Sound Readers Hub Display...
Getting started Device layout Power button Volume button Front camera Light sensor Speaker Touch screen Menu button Home button Back button Multipurpose jack Microphone IrLED Memory card slot Headset jack Rear camera GPS antenna Speaker • D o not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery.
Getting started Buttons Button Function • P ress and hold to turn the device on or off. • P ress and hold for more than 9 seconds to reset the device if Power it has fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes. •...
• A ppearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • Y ou can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make sure they are compatible with the device before purchase. • O ther accessories may not be compatible with your device.
Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. A computer can be also used to charge the device by connecting them via the USB cable. Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
Getting started After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket. To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in use to avoid wasting power.
Getting started Inserting a memory card Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 64 GB. Depending on the memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your device. • S ome 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.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
Getting started Turning the device on and off When turning on the device for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn on the device. •...
Getting started Locking and unlocking the device When not in use, lock the device to prevent unwanted operation. Pressing the Power button turns off the screen and puts the device into lock mode. The device automatically gets locked if it is not used for a specified period. To unlock the device, press the Power button or the Home button and flick your finger in any direction within the unlock screen area at the right part of the screen.
Basics Indicator icons The icons displayed at the top of the screen provide information about the status of the device. The icons listed in the table below are most common. Icon Meaning Wi-Fi connected Bluetooth feature activated GPS activated Synced with the web Connected to computer Alarm activated Silent mode activated...
Basics Using the touch screen Use only fingers to use the touch screen. • D o not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction. • D o not allow the touch screen to contact water. The touch screen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
Basics Dragging To move an icon, thumbnail, or preview to a new location, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position. Double-tapping Double-tap on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Double-tap again to return.
Basics Flicking Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Applications screen to see another panel. Flick up or down to scroll through a webpage or a list, such as contacts. Pinching Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.
Basics Rotating the screen Many applications allow display in either portrait or landscape orientation. Rotating the device causes the display to automatically adjust to fit the new screen orientation. To prevent the display from rotating automatically, open the notifications panel and deselect Screen rotation.
Basics • S creen rotation: Allow or prevent the interface from rotating when you rotate the device. • B luetooth: Activate or deactivate the Bluetooth feature. • B locking mode: Activate or deactivate blocking mode. In blocking mode, the device will block notifications.
Basics Adding an item Customise the Home screen by adding widgets, folders, or pages. Tap and hold the empty area on the Home screen, and then select one of the following categories: • A pps and widgets: Add widgets to the Home screen. •...
Basics Setting wallpaper Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen. → Set wallpaper → Home screen, and then select one of the On the Home screen, tap following: • G allery: See photos taken by the device’s camera or images downloaded from the Internet.
Basics Using applications This device can run many different types of applications, ranging from media to Internet applications. Opening an application On the Home screen or the Applications screen, select an application icon to open it. Opening from recently-used applications Press and hold the Home button to open the list of recently-used applications.
Pinch on the screen, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location. Installing applications Use application stores, such as Samsung Apps, to download and install applications. Uninstalling applications → Uninstall, and then select an application to uninstall it.
To search for keywords, tap Entering text Use the Samsung keyboard or the voice input feature to enter text. Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the input language to one of the supported languages.
Basics Entering uppercase before entering a character. For all caps, tap it twice. Changing the keyboard type Tap and hold , and then tap to change the keyboard type. Tap and hold and move the floating keyboard to another location. To switch to the fixed keyboard, tap Changing language keyboards Add languages to the keyboard, and then slide the space key left or right to change language...
Basics Entering text by voice Activate the voice input feature and then speak into the microphone. The device displays what you speak. If the device does not recognise your words correctly, tap the underlined text and select an alternative word or phrase from the dropdown list. To change the language or add languages for the voice recognition, tap the current language.
Select the network in the networks list, and then tap Forget. Setting up accounts Google applications, such as Play Store, require a Google account, and Samsung Apps requires a Samsung account. Create Google and Samsung accounts to have the best experience with the device.
Connecting with Samsung Kies Samsung Kies is a computer application that manages media libraries, contacts, and calendars, and syncs them with Samsung devices. Download the latest Samsung Kies from the Samsung website. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
Basics Connecting with Windows Media Player Ensure that Windows Media Player is installed on the computer. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable. Open Windows Media Player and sync music files. Connecting as a media device Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable. Open the notifications panel, and then tap Connected as a media device →...
Basics Setting a face and voice unlock On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock → Face and voice. Fit your face in the frame to be captured and then set a voice command. Then, set a backup unlock PIN or pattern to unlock the screen in case the face and voice unlock fails.
Turn on the screen by pressing the Power button or the Home button, and enter the unlock code. If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it. Upgrading the device The device can be upgraded to the latest software.
Communication Contacts Use this application to manage contacts, including phone numbers, email addresses, and others. Tap Contacts on the Applications screen. Managing contacts Creating a contact and enter contact information. • : Add an image. • / : Add or delete a contact field. Editing a contact Select a contact to edit, and then tap Deleting a contact...
→ Merge accounts → Merge with Samsung. Contacts synced with Samsung Contacts appear with in the contacts list. If a contact is added or deleted on the device, it is also added to or deleted from Samsung Contacts, and vice versa.
Communication Importing contacts → Import/Export → Import from USB storage or Import from SD card. Exporting contacts → Import/Export → Export to USB storage or Export to SD card. Sharing contacts → Import/Export → Share namecard via, select contacts, tap Done, and then select a sharing method.
Communication Managing groups , and then take one of the following actions: • S earch: Search for contacts. • E dit: Change the group settings. • A dd member: Add members to the group. • R emove member: Remove members from the group. •...
Communication Email Use this application to send or view email messages. Tap Email on the Applications screen. Setting up email accounts Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time. Enter the email address and password. Tap Next for a private email account, such as Google Mail, or tap Manual setup for a company email account.
Communication Reading messages Select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve new messages, tap Tap a message to read. Search for a message. Retrieve new messages. Reply to all recipients. Forward the message. Delete the message. Add this email address to the contacts list.
Communication Google Mail Use this application to quickly and directly access the Google Mail service. Tap Google Mail on the Applications screen. • T his application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • T his application may be labelled differently depending on the region or service provider.
Communication Labels Google Mail does not use actual folders, but uses labels instead. When Google Mail is launched, it displays messages labelled Inbox. → Change labels, and then select To add a label to a message, select the message, tap the label to assign.
Communication Switching between chats Select a friend from the friends list. Deleting chat history → Clear chat history. Chats are automatically saved. To delete the chat history, tap Google+ Use this application to stay connected with people via Google’s social network service. Tap Google+ on the Applications screen.
Tap ChatON on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Create the buddies list by entering phone numbers or email addresses of Samsung accounts, or selecting buddies from the list of suggestions.
Web & network Internet Use this application to browse the Internet. Tap Internet on the Applications screen. Viewing webpages Tap the address field, enter the web address, and then tap Go. to share, save, or print the current webpage while viewing a webpage. →...
Web & network History → History to open a webpage from the list of recently-visited webpages. To clear the → Clear history. history, tap → History → Most visited to open a webpage from the list of most visited webpages. Saved pages →...
• D o 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. To activate Bluetooth, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth, and then drag...
Web & network Pairing with other Bluetooth devices On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth → Scan, and detected devices are listed. Select the device you want to pair with, and then accept the auto-generated passkey on both devices to confirm. Sending and receiving data Many applications support data transfer via Bluetooth.
Web & network and write a note or draw on the screen. All participants can see what you create. to view all shared images in mosaic layout. to select more images or documents. to view the group participants. Joining Group Play Tap Join group, and then select a Group Play session to join.
Web & network Customising remote control settings and use the following options: • E dit Channels: Edit channels displayed on the device’s screen. • R ooms & Devices: Change connection settings. • P rofile: Enter a user profile so that Peel can find top picks. •...
Media Music Player Use this application to listen to music. Tap Music Player on the Applications screen. • S ome file formats are not supported depending on the device’s software version. • S ome files may not play properly depending on the encoding method used. Playing music Select a music category, and then select a song to play.
Media Creating playlists Make an own selection of songs. → Create playlist. Enter a title and tap OK. Select songs to include, and then tap Done. → Add to playlist. To add the currently-playing song to a playlist, tap Playing music by mood Play music grouped by mood.
Media Taking photos Taking a photo to take a photo. Set delayed-time shots. Indicates which storage is in use. Switch between the front and rear camera. Switch between still and Change the shooting video mode. mode. Determine how much light the camera’s sensor Open the image viewer to receives.
Media • S unset: Use this setting for richer colours and sharper contrasts. • D awn: Use this setting for very subtle colours. • A utumn colour: Use this setting for red-shifted background scenery. • C andlelight: Use this setting for images of bright light against a dark background. •...
Media Taking videos Taking a video Slide the still-video switch to the video icon, and then tap to take a video. To pause recording, tap . To stop recording, tap Manual focus is not available in video mode. Recording mode Set delayed-time shots.
Media to change recording mode. • N ormal: Use this mode for normal quality. • L imit for Email: Use this mode to lower quality for sending via email. Zooming in and out Use one of the following methods: •...
Media • S elf-portrait: Take a photo of yourself. • S elf recording: Take a video of yourself. • S hooting mode: Change the shooting mode. • R ecording mode: Change recording mode. • E ffects: Select among various photo effects that are available. •...
Media Gallery Use this application to view images and videos. Tap Gallery on the Applications screen. • S ome file formats are not supported depending on the software installed on the device. • S ome files may not play properly depending on how they are encoded. Viewing images Launching Gallery displays available folders.
• C opy to clipboard: Copy to clipboard. • P rint: Print the image via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with some Samsung printers. • R ename: Rename the file. • B uddy photo share: Send the image to a person whose face is tagged in the image.
Media Deleting images Use one of the following methods: → Select item, select images by ticking, and then tap . • I n a folder, tap • W hen viewing an image, tap . Sharing images Use one of the following methods: →...
Media Paper Artist Use this application to make images look like illustrations with fun effects or frames. Tap Paper Artist on the Applications screen. Use artistic tools to edit an image. The edited image is saved in the Gallery → Paper Pictures folder.
Media Video Player Use this application to play video files. Tap Video Player on the Applications screen. • A void locking the device’s screen while playing a DivX Video-On-Demand. Each time you lock the screen while playing a DivX Video-On-Demand, one of your available rental counts is lost.
Media Sharing videos → Share via, select a sharing method, select videos by ticking, and then tap Share. Using Popup Video player Use this feature to use other applications without closing the video player. While watching videos, tap to use the pop-up player. Spread two fingers apart on the screen to enlarge the player or pinch to reduce it.
Media Sharing videos Select the video to view, tap , and then select a sharing method. Uploading videos Select your account, tap , select a video, enter information for the video, and then tap UPLOAD. Flipboard Use this application to access your personalised magazines. Tap Flipboard on the Applications screen.
Application & media stores Play Store Use this application to purchase and download applications and games that are able to run on the device. Tap Play Store on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Installing applications Browse applications by category, or tap to search with a keyword.
Game Hub Use this application to access games. Tap Game Hub on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Scroll left or right and select a game to download from Samsung Apps.
Application & media stores Play Books Use this application to read and download book files. Tap Play Books on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Play Movies Use this application to watch, download, and rent movies or TV shows. Tap Play Movies on the Applications screen.
Application & media stores Music Hub Use this application to purchase and download songs. Tap Music Hub on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Tap the search field, and then enter a keyword to search for. Select one from the list of search results.
Application & media stores Readers Hub Use this application to purchase books or subscribe to newspapers or magazines. Tap Readers Hub on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Select a category, find a book file, and then download it. Learning Hub Use this application to access learning material.
→ Share via. To send memos to others, tap → Print. The device is only compatible To print memos via a USB or Wi-Fi connection, tap with some Samsung printers. → Import. To import memos from Google Docs, tap → Export.
• L ock: Lock the memo so that others cannot view it. • P rint: Print the memo via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with some Samsung printers. • S hare text via: Send the text in the memo to others.
Utilities Enter a title and specify which calendar to use or sync with. Then tap Edit event details or Edit task details to add more details, such as how often the event repeats, when it has an advance alert, or where it takes place. Attach a map showing the location of the event.
Utilities Deleting events → Delete. Select an event, and then tap Sharing events → Share via, and then select a sharing method. Select an event, tap Polaris Office Use this application to edit documents in various formats, including spreadsheets and presentations.
• T TS: Read the document via the text-to-speech feature. • P rint: Print the document via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with some Samsung printers. Presentation • S ave as: Save the document with a different name.
• Z oom: Change the view size. • P rint: Print the document via a USB or Wi-Fi connection. The device is only compatible with some Samsung printers. Text • S ave as: Save the document with a different name.
Utilities Dropbox Use this application to save and share files with others via the Dropbox cloud storage. When you save files to Dropbox, your device automatically syncs with the web server and any other computers that have Dropbox installed. Tap Dropbox on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Utilities Setting alarms , set a time for the alarm to go off, select days for the alarm to repeat, and then tap Save. • S nooze: Set an interval and the number of times for the alarm to repeat after the preset time.
Utilities Calculator Use this application for simple or complex calculations. Tap Calculator on the Applications screen. → Clear history. To clear the history, tap → Text size. To change the character size for the history, tap S Voice Use this application to command the device by voice to send a message, write a memo, and more.
Utilities Google Use this application to search not only the Internet, but also applications and their contents on the device as well. Tap Google on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Searching the device Tap the search field, and then enter a keyword.
Utilities Voice Search Use this application to search webpages by speaking. Tap Voice Search on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Speak a keyword or phrase when Speak now appears on the screen. Select one of the suggested keywords that appear.
Utilities Downloads Use this application to see what files are downloaded through the applications. Tap Downloads on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. To see the files downloaded from the Internet, tap Internet downloads, otherwise, tap Other downloads to see the files downloaded from other applications, such as Email.
Travel & local Maps Use this application to pinpoint the location of the device, search for places, or get directions. Tap Maps on the Applications screen. This application may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Searching for locations Tap Search Maps, enter an address, and then tap .
Travel & local Getting directions for a destination , and then select a method to enter starting and ending locations: • M y current location: Use current location for starting location. • C ontacts: Select from the contacts list. •...
Travel & local Navigation Use this application to search for a route to a destination. Tap Navigation on the Applications screen. • N avigation maps, your current location, and other navigational data may differ from actual location information. You should always pay attention to road conditions, traffic, and any other factors that may affect your driving.
Settings About Settings Use this application to configure the device, set application options, and add accounts. Tap Settings on the Applications screen. Wi-Fi Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other network devices. To use options, tap •...
Settings Bluetooth Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances. To use more options, tap • V isibility timeout: Set duration that the device is visible. • R eceived files: View received files via the Bluetooth feature. •...
• U pload from other devices: Set the device to accept uploads from other devices. Kies via Wi-Fi Connect the device to Samsung Kies via a Wi-Fi network. Blocking mode Select which notifications will be blocked and how long to block them.
Settings Sound Change settings for various sounds on the device. • V olume: Adjust the volume level for music and videos, system sounds, and notifications. • D efault notifications sound: Select a ringtone for events, such as incoming messages and alarms.
Settings • B rightness: Set the brightness of the display. • S creen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s backlight. • D aydream: Set the device to launch a screensaver when your device is connected to a desktop dock or charging.
Settings Power saving mode Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode. • C PU power saving: Set the device to limit some system resource usage. • S creen power saving: Set the device to decrease the brightness of the display. •...
Settings Lock screen Change settings for the locked screen. • S creen lock: Activate the screen lock feature. The following options may vary depending on the screen lock feature selected. • M ultiple widgets: Set the device to allow use of widgets on the locked screen. •...
• R emote controls: Set the device to allow control of your lost or stolen device remotely via the Internet. To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung and Google accounts. – Add account: Add or view your Samsung account.
• B lock offensive words: Set the device to prevent the device from recognising offensive words in voice inputs. Samsung keyboard To change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider. • I nput languages: Select languages for text input.
– Character preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped. – Key-tap sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched. • H elp: Access help information for using the Samsung keyboard. • R eset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.
Settings Cloud Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud storage. Backup and reset Change the settings for managing settings and data. • B ack up my data: Set the device to back up settings and application data to the Google server.
Settings Accessory Change the accessory settings. • D ock sound: Set the device to play a sound when your device is connected to or removed from a desktop dock. • A udio output mode: Set the device to use the dock speaker when your device is connected to a desktop dock.
Settings • S peak passwords: Set the device to read aloud passwords you enter with Talkback. • S how shortcut: Add a shortcut to Accessibility on the quick menu that appears when you press and hold the Power button. •...
Settings About device Access device information and update device software. Google Settings Use this application to configure settings for some features provided by Google. Tap Google Settings on the Applications screen.
• R estart your device to clear any temporary software bugs. • E nsure that your device software is upgraded to the latest version. • I f the touch screen is scratched or damaged, take it to your local Samsung Service Centre.
Troubleshooting Your device freezes or has fatal errors If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close programs or reset the device to regain functionality. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power button for more than 9 seconds.
Samsung Service Centre. Error messages appear when opening music files Some music files may not play on your Samsung device for a variety of reasons. If you receive error messages when opening music files on your device, try the following: •...
• I f you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher installed on your computer. • E nsure that you have Samsung Kies 2.0 or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on your computer.
Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider, or software version, and is subject to change without prior notice. www.samsung.com English (EU). 07/2013. Rev. 1.2...