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  • Page 1: User Manual

    A N D R O I D S M A R T P H O N E User Manual Please read this manual before operating your phone and keep it for future reference.
  • Page 2: Intellectual Property

    Intellectual Property All Intellectual Property, as defined below, owned by or which is otherwise the property of Samsung or its respective suppliers relating to the SAMSUNG Phone, including but not limited to, accessories, parts, or software relating there to (the “Phone System”), is proprietary to Samsung and protected under federal laws, state laws, and international treaty provisions.
  • Page 4 Samsung device. During the testing, the device is tested with the security solutions to see if the solutions work with the device as described by the third party security solution providers.
  • Page 5 Internet Address: ©2014th Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC. Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Do you have questions about your Samsung Mobile Phone? For 24 hour information and assistance, we offer a new FAQ/ARS System (Automated Response System) at:
  • Page 6 Online Legal Information The online version of the Health/Safety and Warranty guide for your device can be found at: English: Spanish: The online version of the End User Licensing Agreement for your device can be found: Online at:
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Section 1: Getting Started ......5 Linking Contacts ..... . 39 Contacts Options ..... . Understanding This User Manual .
  • Page 8 Nearby Devices ......97 Section 5: Messaging ........60 Screen Mirroring ..... . .98 Types of Messages .
  • Page 9 NFC ....... 122 Samsung Apps ..... . . 114 S Beam .
  • Page 10 Lock Screen ......122 Date and Time ......156 Display Settings .
  • Page 11: Section 1: Getting Started

    Section 1: Getting Started This section helps you to quickly start using your phone. Note: Unless stated otherwise, instructions in this manual Understanding This User Manual start with the device unlocked, at the Home screen. All screen images in this manual are simulated. Actual The sections of this manual generally follow the features of displays may vary depending on the software version of your device.
  • Page 12: Setting Up Your Phone

    Text Conventions Setting Up Your Phone This manual provides condensed information about how to Install the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card, battery, and use your device. To make this possible, the following text optional memory card (not included), and then charge the conventions are used to represent often-used steps: battery to begin using your device.
  • Page 13: Install The Sim Card

    Install the SIM Card A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card stores your phone number and information about your wireless service. Caution! Turn the device off before installing or removing the SIM card. Do not bend or scratch the SIM card. Take care when handling, installing, or removing the SIM card, and avoid exposing the SIM card to static electricity, water, or dirt.
  • Page 14: Install A Memory Card

    4 hours of charge time. After the first charge, you can use the device while charging. Warning! Use only Samsung-approved charging devices and batteries. Samsung accessories are designed to maximize battery life. Using other accessories may invalidate your warranty and may cause damage.
  • Page 15: Replace The Back Cover

    Replace the Back Cover 1. Insert the battery into the battery slot, making sure the connectors align. 1. Place the battery cover onto the back of the phone. 2. Gently press down to secure the battery. 2. Press down. 3. Press down along the edge of the back cover until you have a secure seal.
  • Page 16: Charge The Battery

    Charge the Battery Battery Indicator The battery icon in the Status Bar shows the battery Your device comes with a Travel Charger and USB cable for power level. When the power level is very low, the battery charging your device from any standard power outlet. icon blinks and a warning tone sounds at regular 1. Insert the USB cable into the port.
  • Page 17: Securing Your Device

    Turn the Phone On and Off Setup Wizard The first time you turn your phone on, the Setup Wizard will To turn the phone on: guide you through the basics of setting up your device. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key until Follow the prompts to choose a default language, set up the phone starts up.
  • Page 18 Unlock the Device Unlock the device using one of the default lock screens, or use Screen lock options for increased security. Press the Power/Lock Key, then touch and drag your finger across the screen. Tip: Special notification icons display for missed calls or new messages.
  • Page 19: Section 2: Understanding Your Phone

    • ™ Apps available to download from the Google Play Store to 64GB capacity and Samsung Hub ™ • Preloaded e-reader applications, such as Play Books ™ • Access Movies, TV Shows, Music, Games, and Books with ™...
  • Page 20: Front View

    Front View Side Views Proximity and Earpiece Light Sensor Volume LED Indicator Front-Facing Power/ Lock Camera Touch Screen Menu Key Back Key (Context-sensitive (Return to the Home Key menu for the previous screen (Display the main current screen) or option) Home screen or Lock screen)
  • Page 21: Top And Bottom Views

    Top and Bottom Views Rear View Camera Lens IR Blaster 3.5mm Headset Jack Flash Microphone Charging/USB Port External Speaker Understanding Your Phone...
  • Page 22: Home Screen

    Home Screen Note: All screen images in this manual are simulated. Actual The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. displays may vary, depending on the software version of It is accessible at any time by pressing the Home Key your device and any changes to the device’s Settings.
  • Page 23: Status Bar

    Status Bar Home Screen Panels Your device comes with 6 Home screen panels. You can The Status Bar (at the top of most screens) shows network customize the Home screen to include up to seven panels. connections, signal strength, battery charge, and other details of your phone.
  • Page 24 A call has been muted. An outbound file transfer is in progress. Call forwarding is set to Always forward. A Play Store download has completed. Your device is set to automatically reject all Updates are available for download. incoming calls. Enable the All numbers option The phone is connected to a computer with a from the Call settings Call rejection...
  • Page 25 A Bluetooth device has been paired with Your device is connected being used to control the phone. streaming media and is connected via AllShare. Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating A TTY device has been inserted. with a Wireless Access Point (WAP). A screen capture has been taken.
  • Page 26: Notification Panel

    Notification Panel Clear Notifications 1. Swipe your finger downward from the top of the screen The Notification panel displays information about to display the Notification panel. connections, alerts, new messages, and more. It also has Quick settings-buttons which allow you to quickly access 2. To clear one notification, touch and drag it to and change common system settings.
  • Page 27: Quick Settings

    Quick Settings • Screen Mirroring: Share your device’s screen with another device, using an optional AllShare Cast accessory Use Quick settings at the top of the Notification Panel to control popular settings. Slide your finger right and left to see (not included).
  • Page 28: Navigation

    Navigation • Power saving: Enable or disable Power saving mode. For more information, refer to “Power Saving Mode” on Navigate your phone’s features using the touch screen, page 139. motions, gestures, command keys, and voice control. • Blocking mode: Block notifications for selected features. Command Keys For more information, refer to “Blocking Mode”...
  • Page 29: Using The Touch Screen

    Using the Touch Screen Pinch and Spread Touch Using two fingers, make a pinch or spread motion on the screen. For example: Touch items to select or launch them. For example: • Pinch in to zoom in on pictures or •...
  • Page 30: Palm Motion

    Motions and Gestures Touch and hold on the screen, then move the phone in a Your phone recognizes motions and gestures, allowing you to side-to-side motion. navigate and access features by moving the phone in • specific gestures. Move an icon: Pan the phone to move a highlighted icon to a new location on the Home screen.
  • Page 31: Voice Commands

    Voice Commands Rotating the Screen Many applications allow display in either portrait or Use voice commands to control and interact with the phone: landscape orientation. Rotating the device causes the display • Incoming calls: Say “Answer” or “Reject” to answer or to automatically adjust to fit the new screen orientation.
  • Page 32: Customizing Your Home Screen

    Customizing Your Home Screen Adding a Shortcut or Widget You can customize the Home screen by adding shortcuts You can customize your Home screen by doing the following: and widgets. • Adding shortcuts and widgets 1. Touch and hold an empty area of the Home screen. •...
  • Page 33: Adding Folders

    Folders Wallpaper Place folders on the Home screen to organize items. Choose a picture to display in the background of the Home screen. Adding Folders 1. Touch and hold an empty area of the Home screen. Note: You can also set Wallpaper in Settings. For more On the pop-up menu, touch Folder.
  • Page 34: Smart Stay

    Smart Stay Screen Capture Smart stay is a Smart screen features use the front camera Capture an image of the current screen display. to detect when you are facing the screen. Some factors Press and hold both the Power/Lock that may affect the ability of the front camera to detect your Key and Home.
  • Page 35: Entering Text

    There are three text input methods available: Using Samsung Keyboard • Google voice typing: Enter text by speaking. The Samsung keyboard is a virtual QWERTY keyboard. • Samsung keyboard (default): A QWERTY keyboard that can Input characters by touching the onscreen keys with be used in both portrait and landscape orientation.
  • Page 36: Using Predictive Text

    Configure Samsung Keyboard • Touch and hold the period key ( .) to open a small window with a set of common symbols. For more information, refer to “Samsung Keyboard” on page 142. Using Predictive Text Entering Upper and Lower Case Letters...
  • Page 37: Editing Text

    Closing the Keyboard Tip: Touch Select all in the pop-up to select all text in the field. Touch Back to close the keyboard. Touch on another area of the screen to deselect the text. Editing Text 3. Depending on the action you want to take for the You can edit the text you enter in text fields by cutting, selected text, in the pop-up touch: copying, or pasting text.
  • Page 38: Using Google Voice Typing

    The Cursor displays at the point you on the keyboard 1. Touch Options . For more touched. information, refer to “Samsung Keyboard” on Touch the Cursor. A pop­up displays. page 3. Touch Paste in the pop-up. 2. At the...
  • Page 39: Using Swype

    Using Swype Entering Symbols And Numbers Using the Swype Keyboard: Swype is a text input method that allows you to enter a word • by sliding your finger or stylus from letter to letter, lifting your Touch and hold on a key to enter the character at the top of finger between words.
  • Page 40 Swype Tips Configuring Swype The following example shows how to enter the word “This”. Configure Swype to your preferences. Put your finger down on the “T”, and without lifting, glide it Touch and hold the Swype Key to access the Swype to the “h”, then to the “i”...
  • Page 41: Section 3: Contacts And Accounts

    Email, Facebook, email accounts, see “Creating an Email Account” on Google, LDAP, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and your page 66. Samsung account. Depending on the account, you can Adding an Account choose to synchronize your calendar, contacts, and other types of content.
  • Page 42: Contacts

    Synchronizing Accounts Contacts From the Accounts menu, you decide if you want Use Contacts to store information about your friends, family, applications to synchronize, send, and receive data at any and colleagues, to make contacting them easy. given time, or whether you want the applications to To access Contacts: synchronize automatically.
  • Page 43 6. When you finish entering information, touch Save to Note: New contacts are saved in “my device contacts” unless save your changes or touch Cancel OK to cancel and you add an account. discard changes. 3. Touch the Contact image to choose a picture to identify Tip: Display a contact’s record and touch the Email field to the contact.
  • Page 44: Editing An Existing Contact

    Editing an Existing Contact My Local Profile When editing an existing contact, you can touch a field and My local profile is your own contact record, listed under ME change or delete the information, or you can add additional in Contacts. You can send My local profile as a vCard by fields to the contact’s list of information.
  • Page 45: Using Contacts

    Using Contacts Linking Contacts Dialing or Messaging from Contacts Linking Contact Information Once you have stored contacts with phone numbers, you can Your device can synchronize with multiple accounts, call those contacts easily and quickly by either using their including Google, Corporate, and other providers, plus social phone number or by using the Search field to locate a networking sites like Facebook.
  • Page 46 Linking Contacts 5. Touch in the Connection section to view the linked contact information. The location of the contact, Note: Only contacts stored on your phone can be linked. such as Device or an account, displays along with the contact’s name. 1.
  • Page 47: Contacts Options

    Marking a Contact as Default Contacts Options When you use messaging type applications, the application You can access Contacts options while at the main Contacts needs to know which information is primary (default) in a screen or while in the details screen for a specific entry. contact entry list.
  • Page 48: Contact Options

    Contact Options • Send message/email: Send a text message or an email to one or more contacts. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Contacts • Contacts to display: You can choose to display all of your Contacts Contacts contacts or only display contacts on your Phone, SIM, or 2. Touch a contact and at the contact’s display screen, contacts stored to other accounts.
  • Page 49: Groups

    Groups 6. Touch Vibration pattern to choose a vibration audio file for assignment to this new group, then touch OK. Assign contacts to Groups to make searching for contacts – or – faster or to quickly call or send messages to group members. There are several default groups that are predefined, which Touch Create and follow the onscreen instructions to you can use to add your contacts, or you can create new...
  • Page 50: Editing A Group

    Removing a Contact from a Group Sending a Message to Group Members 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Contacts Send a text or email message to a group’s members. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Contacts Groups Groups Groups Groups 2.
  • Page 51: Favorites

    Deleting a Group Adding Favorites 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Contacts 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Contacts Groups Groups Groups Groups F vorites Favorites Favorites Favorites 2. Touch Menu Delete groups. 2. Touch Menu Add to favorites. 3. Touch each group that you want to remove or touch 3.
  • Page 52: Managing Contacts

    Managing Contacts Deleting Contacts Importing and Exporting Contacts You can delete Phone or account contact records. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Contacts You can export your contact list to and from USB storage or an installed memory card. Contacts are exported and Contacts Contacts 2. Touch and hold a contact that you want to delete...
  • Page 53: Speed Dials

    Sending Namecards (vCards) Speed Dials You can send a contact namecard as a vCards by using Speed dials are 1-, 2-, or 3-digit shortcuts (1 to 100) you Bluetooth devices or as an attachment via Gmail or Email. assign to contacts, to allow you to quickly call the contact. For more information about calling using speed dials, see Important! Not all Bluetooth devices accept contacts, and not “Making a Call Using Speed Dial”...
  • Page 54 Removing or Reassigning a Speed Dial 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Contacts Contacts Contacts Contacts Contacts 2. Touch Menu Speed dial setting. 3. Touch Menu, then touch an option: • Change order: Touch an assigned speed dial, then touch a new speed dial location to change the order.
  • Page 55: Section 4: Call Functions

    Section 4: Call Functions Making Calls This section describes how to make or answer a call. It also includes the features and functionality associated with Your device offers multiple ways to make calls: making or answering a call. • Use the touch screen Phone Keypad to enter the phone Displaying Your Phone Number number or speed dial.
  • Page 56: Making An International Call

    Making an International Call 4. Touch Menu Add wait to add a wait. 1. Touch Phone, then touch and hold A wait will pause the calling sequence until you enter a number or touch a key. The + character appears. 5. Touch to make the call.
  • Page 57 “Adding Favorites” on page 45. 2. The first time you access, touch Confirm to accept the 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone. Samsung Disclaimer. 2. Touch Favorites to display favorites. 3. The first time you access, touch Agree to confirm the...
  • Page 58: Making Emergency Calls

    Making Emergency Calls Making a Call Using Speed Dial If you do not have a SIM card installed the first time you turn You can assign a shortcut number to a phone number in your on the phone, the No SIM card found message displays. Contacts List for speed dialing.
  • Page 59: Answering A Call

    Answering a Call Note: You can answer a call while using Contacts or other You can answer incoming calls when the device is locked functions. After ending the call, the phone returns to or unlocked. When you receive a call, an incoming call the previously active function screen.
  • Page 60: Call Log

    Call Log Calling Back a Missed Call 1. Touch Phone Recent. The phone stores the numbers of the calls you have dialed, Recen Recent Recent Recent received, or missed in the Call log. The Call log displays the A list of recent calls displays. If the number or caller is details of the call.
  • Page 61: Call Duration

    Sending a Message to a Recent Call Adding a Call to the Reject List 1. Touch Phone Recent. A list of recent 1. Touch Phone Recent. A list of recent Recen Recent Recen Recent Recent Recent Recent Recent calls displays. calls displays.
  • Page 62: Options During A Call

    Options During a Call In-Call Options During an active call there are several functions available by Your phone provides a number of control functions that you touching a corresponding onscreen button. can use during a call. • Add call: Display the dialer so you can call another person. Adjusting the Call Volume •...
  • Page 63 Personalizing the Call Sound Setting • Headset connects to a Bluetooth headset. – Touch Headset during a call to activate a Bluetooth During a call it may be necessary to adjust the sound of the headset. A green line will appear under the Headset incoming call by selecting an audio equalizer setting for the button.
  • Page 64: Active Call

    Multi-Party Calling Using the Speakerphone During an Active Call Use multi-party call features to set up a call between multiple callers, such as for a conference call. While in an active call, it is possible to enable the 1. Establish the first call, by answering an incoming call speakerphone feature.
  • Page 65: Call Settings

    Call Settings To use a Bluetooth headset: 1. Touch Headset. Headset Headset Touch Phone Menu Call settings. 2. The phone will scan for your Bluetooth headset. When – or – found, connect to the headset. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings The Headset...
  • Page 66: Section 5: Messaging

    Section 5: Messaging Messaging This section describes how to send and receive different types of messages. It also includes the features and The Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send and receive functionality associated with messaging. text messages to and from other mobile phones or email Types of Messages addresses.
  • Page 67: Creating And Sending Messages

    Creating and Sending Messages 5. Touch the Enter message field and use the onscreen keyboard to enter a message. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Messaging. 6. Add more recipients by touching the recipient field. 2. Touch Compose 7. Review your message and touch Send. 3. Touch the Enter recipient field to manually enter a Note: If you exit a message before you send it, it will be recipient or touch...
  • Page 68 • Add to contacts: Add the recipient to your Contacts • Font size: Set the size of the font from Tiny to Huge, or list. (This option only appears if the recipient is not use the default font. already in your Contacts list.) View New Messages •...
  • Page 69: Message Threads

    Message Threads Message Options Touch and hold the message bubble within an active Sent and received text and picture messages are grouped into message threads. Threaded messages allow you to see message conversation to display the following options all the messages exchanged with a recipient (similar to a (options may vary by content): chat program).
  • Page 70: Delete Messages

    Delete Messages Message Search You can search through your messages by using the To delete a single message thread: Message Search feature. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Messaging. Messaging. 2. Touch and hold a message, then touch Delete thread. 2. Touch Menu Search.
  • Page 71: Emergency Alerts

    Emergency Alerts Customers may choose not to receive Imminent Threats (Extreme and Severe) and AMBER Alerts. Alerts issued by the This device is designed to receive wireless emergency alerts President cannot be disabled. from the Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS) which may also be known as the Personal Localized Alerting To disable Imminent Threats and AMBER Alerts: Network (PLAN).
  • Page 72: Using Email

    Using Email Creating Additional Email Accounts To create additional email accounts after setting up your first Email enables you to review and create email using various account, follow these steps: email services. You can also receive text message alerts 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Email.
  • Page 73: Gmail

    Composing and Sending Email Gmail From a Home screen, touch Apps Email. Send and receive emails by using Gmail, Google’s If you have multiple accounts set up, choose an web-based email. account from the menu at the top of the screen.
  • Page 74: Hangouts

    Refreshing Your Gmail Account Hangouts Syncing refreshes your device with the account’s servers. Hangouts is a free instant messaging app offered by Google. When you set up an email account, you can choose whether You can connect with your friends across computers and the account syncs in the background or manually.
  • Page 75: Section 6: Multimedia

    Section 6: Multimedia This section explains how to use the multimedia features of Shuffles the current list of songs randomly. your phone. Songs play in order and are not shuffled. Music Player Assign the current song as a Favorite. Music Player is an application that can play music files. Plays the entire song list once.
  • Page 76: Using Playlists

    Using Playlists Removing Music from a Playlist 1. Touch Apps Music. Playlists are used to assign songs to a list of preferred media which can then be grouped into a list for later playback. 2. Touch the Playlists tab. These Playlists can be created via either the handset’s Music 3.
  • Page 77: Music Settings

    Music Options Music Settings The following options may or may not appear depending on Set preferences for the Music app such as whether you want whether or not music is actually playing. Also, options will be the music to play in the background, sound effects, and how different if the song you are listening to is in a playlist.
  • Page 78: Google Play Music

    Making a Song a Ringtone Camera 1. Touch Apps Music. You can use the camera or camcorder to take and share 2. Touch the Songs tab. pictures and videos. 3. Touch and hold a song from the list to reveal the Taking pictures with your phone's built-in camera is as simple as choosing a subject, pointing the camera, then context menu.
  • Page 79: Record Videos

    Record Videos Important! Do not take photos of people without their In addition to taking pictures, you can record, view, and send permission. videos with your phone's built-in video camera. Do not take photos in places where cameras are 1. Touch Apps Camera.
  • Page 80: Camera Options

    Camera Options 3. Touch Record to begin recording. Camera options are special options that you can choose, Elapsed Time Stop File Size Pause right on the camera screen, to make your pictures or videos special. 1. Touch Apps Camera. 2. Touch an option: •...
  • Page 81: Quick Camera Settings

    Quick Camera Settings – Best photo: Allows you to select the best shot from multiple shots you take at the same time. Use Quick settings to quickly configure settings while you – Continuous shot: Captures a series of photo take pictures and record videos. continuously at a rate of 3 per second for as long as 1.
  • Page 82: Advanced Camera Settings

    – • Share: Touch to choose a method for sharing Save as: Select how your device should handle pictures and videos. You can choose Share shot, Buddy saving rich tone photos-save both the Rich tone photo share, ChatON photo share, or Remote photo and the original photo, or save only the Rich viewfinder.
  • Page 83: Gallery

    Gallery – Guidelines: Display guidelines on the screen to aid in composition. Using the Gallery application, you can view pictures and – Flash: Choose a flash setting. watch videos that you've taken with your phone's camera, downloaded, or copied to an optional memory card (not –...
  • Page 84: View Photos And Videos

    – 1. Touch Apps Gallery. Content to display: Choose albums to display, such as All content, Content in the device, and so on. 2. Browse files stored in your phone's memory, or on an – optional installed memory card (not included). Sort by oldest/latest: Sort items by date (All view only).
  • Page 85 – Sound & shot: Enable Auto play sound to • Print: Print the photo to a compatible Samsung Wi-Fi automatically play the recorded sound when viewing printer (not included). pictures taken in Sound & shot mode.
  • Page 86: Editing A Photo

    Zoom In or Out on a Photo • Selection mode: Use several onscreen selection options, such as Select area, Inverse selection, There are two ways you can zoom in or out of a photo. Selection size, and Selection mode (Magnetic, Lasso, Touch the screen twice quickly to zoom in and then Brush, Round, and Square).
  • Page 87 Sharing Pictures and Video Portrait: Apply various face correction effects such as Red-eye fix, Airbrush face, Face You can share pictures and videos via Email, Messaging, brightness, Out-of-focus, Beauty face, Face Bluetooth, or popular sharing services. reshape, or Spot healing. 1. Touch Apps Gallery.
  • Page 88: Video Player

    Setting a Picture as Wallpaper Press and hold to fast-forward the video. Set a picture as the wallpaper for the Home and Lock Touch to go to next video. screens. Streams the current music file to another 1. Touch Apps Gallery.
  • Page 89 5. During playback, touch Menu for options: Note: The screen view icons are a four-way toggle. The icon • Share via: Share the video. Touch an option, such as that is displayed, is the mode that will display after the Bluetooth, and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Page 90: Play Movies & Tv

    Play Movies & TV Watch movies and TV shows purchased from Google Play. You can stream them instantly, or download them for viewing when you’re not connected to the Internet. You can also view videos saved on your device. Visit to learn more.
  • Page 91: Section 7: Connections

    Section 7: Connections Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Status Indicators The following icons show your Wi-Fi connection status: Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that provides access to local area networks. Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating with a Wireless Access Point (WAP). Wi-Fi communication requires access to an existing Wi-Fi network.
  • Page 92: Advanced Settings

    Add a Wi-Fi Network Manually Advanced Settings 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Set up and manage wireless access points. Settings 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Connections Connections Settings 2. Touch Wi-Fi. Touch ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on. Connections Connections Connections...
  • Page 93: Wi-fi Direct

    Turn Wi-Fi Direct On – MAC address: View your device’s MAC address (not configurable). 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps – IP address: View your device’s IP address (not Settings Connections Connections configurable). 2. Touch Wi-Fi. Touch ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on. •...
  • Page 94: Bluetooth

    Connect to Wi-Fi Direct Devices Bluetooth 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications Settings technology for exchanging information over a distance Connections Connections Connections onnections of about 30 feet. If the devices are in range, you can 2. Touch Wi-Fi.
  • Page 95: Pair With A Bluetooth Device

    5. From the list of scanned devices, touch the target Note: Due to different specifications and features of other device and follow the prompts to complete the pairing: Bluetooth compatible devices, display and operations • If the target device requires a PIN, enter a PIN for the may be different, and functions such as transfer or target device and touch OK.
  • Page 96: Reconnect To A Bluetooth Device

    Disconnect or Unpair from a Bluetooth Unpair from a Bluetooth Device Device You can make your phone forgets its pairing connection with another Bluetooth device. To connect to the other device Disconnect from a Bluetooth Device again, you may need to enter or confirm a passcode again. You can disconnect your phone from a Bluetooth device, such 1.
  • Page 97: Bluetooth Settings

    Bluetooth Settings 5. Touch Menu for options: • Visibility timeout: Set the length of time your phone is When Bluetooth is on, additional settings are available. visible to other devices when you turn on visibility. From the Home screen, touch Apps •...
  • Page 98: Tethering And Mobile Hotspot

    Tethering and Mobile Hotspot Mobile Hotspot Use your phone as an Internet Access Point (AP) via Portable Use feature lets you share your phone’s mobile data mobile hotspot. This allows up to ten other devices to connection via USB, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. connect to the AP via a Wi-Fi network—giving the connected 1.
  • Page 99 Connect a Device 2. Touch More networks Tethering and Mobile 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps hotspot. Settings 3. Touch Mobile hotspot. Touch ON/OFF to enable Connections Connections Connections onnections 2. Touch More networks Tethering and Mobile Mobile hotspot. hotspot.
  • Page 100: Bluetooth Tethering

    Bluetooth Tethering Mobile Hotspot Settings 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Before starting, pair your computer with your device, then Settings configure your computer to obtain its network connection via Connections Connections Connections onnections Bluetooth. 2. Touch More networks Tethering and Mobile 1.
  • Page 101: Vpn

    NFC and Beaming Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks (VPN). Use NFC (Near Field Communication) to share information between your phone and another NFC capable device by Note: VPN settings include storage of login credentials on touching the devices together (typically back-to-back). your phone.
  • Page 102: S Beam

    Android Beam S Beam Use Android Beam to share smaller files, such as browser Use S Beam for sending larger files, such as HD videos, pages, YouTube videos, contacts, pictures, etc. between your phone and another NFC capable device by 1.
  • Page 103: Nearby Devices

    Nearby Devices Configure File Sharing 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Share your media files with nearby devices via Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Settings Direct, or Mobile hotspot. While Nearby devices is enabled, Connections Connections Connections Connections other devices can access your data saved in Gallery, Video, 2.
  • Page 104: Screen Mirroring

    Screen Mirroring Connect to a Computer Use the Screen Mirroring feature to share media files on your Connect your device to a computer to transfer data between phone with an HDMI device, such as an HDMI TV. your device and the computer. USB Connection Note: This feature requires an optional AllShare Cast dongle Connect your device to a computer with a USB cable to...
  • Page 105 3. Select a connection method: • Media device (MTP): Transfer media and data files using Windows Media Player on a PC, or use Android File Transfer on a Mac (visit download the software). • Camera (PTP): Transfer photos using camera software, and transfer files to computers that do not support MTP.
  • Page 106: Section 8: Applications

    Play Store: See page 110. 2. Locate the application’s icon and touch it to launch the • application. Samsung Hub: See page 114. 3. To return to the main Home screen, press Home Tip: Add shortcuts to frequently-used applications to one of the Home screens.
  • Page 107: Updating Applications

    Updating Applications Uninstalling and Disabling Apps Once you have registered your device and signed into your You can uninstall apps you download and install on your Google account, you may see the Updates Available device. Pre-loaded apps cannot be uninstalled, but some can notification in the Notification Bar if there is a new version of be disabled.
  • Page 108 Customizing the Apps Screens Apps Screen Options Choosing a view 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. 2. Touch Menu for these options: By default, app icons appear in Grid view. You can change • Edit: Touch and hold an app icon then drag it to the the view to list view.
  • Page 109: Calculator

    Calculator Calendar With this feature, you can use the phone as a calculator. The Your device includes a powerful Calendar feature. You can calculator provides the basic arithmetic functions; addition, consult the calendar by day, week, or month, create events, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Page 110: Camera

    Chrome 5. Touch Menu for options: • Go to: Display a specific date. Explore the Internet using the Google Chrome browser. • Delete: Delete All events, All events before today, or an Touch Apps Chrome. individual event. Clock • Search: Search within your current events. •...
  • Page 111: Downloads

    Downloads Gallery View and manage files and other items you download to The Gallery is where you view photos and play back videos. your phone. For photos, you can also perform basic editing tasks, view a slideshow, set photos as wallpaper or contact image, and 1.
  • Page 112: Google Settings

    Google Settings Group Play Configure preferences for Google apps, such as Google+, Share currently viewed documents or photos, or currently Locations, Search, Ads, and more. playing music files with other devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network and your device. Note: You must be signed in to the application in which you Create a group and set your device as the Mobile AP using a want to configure (ex: sign in to Google+ to configure...
  • Page 113: Help

    Help Entering Text in a Field • While browsing, touch a text field to display the virtual Access help information to learn how to use the phone and QWERTY keyboard to enter text. applications or configure important settings. Zoom 1. Touch Apps Help.
  • Page 114: Maps

    Maps My Files Use Google Maps to find your current location, plus get My Files allows you to manage your sounds, images, videos, directions and other location-based information. bluetooth files, Android files, and other memory card data in one convenient location. You can open the file in the Note: You must enable location services to use Maps.
  • Page 115: Phone

    Play Books 6. While browsing files, use these controls: • To go back to the root directory, touch Home. With Google Play Books, you can find more than 3 million • To go back up to a higher directory, touch free e-books and hundreds of thousands more to buy in the eBookstore.
  • Page 116: Play Movies & Tv

    Play Movies & TV Play Newsstand Watch movies and TV shows purchased from Google Play. Subscribe to your favorite magazines, and have them You can stream them instantly, or download them for viewing available to read on your device at any time, in any place. when you’re not connected to the Internet.
  • Page 117: Polaris Office 5

    Polaris Office 5 You can use your finger or an optional, compatible stylus. Polaris Office Mobile for Android is a Microsoft Office compatible office suite. This application provides a central You can change back and forth in a memo to add text place for managing your documents online or offline.
  • Page 118 The icons that you see displayed on the screen are described 3. Touch to access the following options: in the following table: Note: Depending on whether you have saved the memo, are Changes the view mode. in keypad mode, or in handwriting mode, the options Allows you to add free-format drawing.
  • Page 119: S Translator

    Use S Voice to speak commands to perform operations on screen wallpapers. your phone, and to speak criteria for searches and other • Print: Print the screen or web page on a Samsung operations. Just speak naturally, and S Voice understands printer using Wi-Fi.
  • Page 120: Samsung Apps

    • Media Content that is purchased and downloaded may be 1. Sign in to your Samsung account, if you have not viewed concurrently on up to five (5) devices with Samsung already done so.
  • Page 121: Samsung Link

    Samsung Link • Your Media Content may pause/stop or not download in networks where there is a weak signal. Use this application to share and play content across smart • You may begin watching downloaded Media Content as devices anywhere, anytime.
  • Page 122: Tripadvisor

    Touch Apps Voice Recorder. rentals and more. Voice Search Note: This application requires a Samsung account. Use voice commands to search the web with Google. Touch Apps Voice Search. Touch Apps TripAdvisor.
  • Page 123: Watchon

    WatchON Use the Samsung WatchON application to use your phone as a remote control for your TV, set top box, DVR, Blu-Ray/DVD, stereo or other device. Set Up WatchON 1. Touch Apps WatchON. 2. Follow the prompts to configure WatchON options, such country/region, TV service provider, channel list setup, etc.
  • Page 124: Section 9: Settings

    Section 9: Settings Settings Tabs This section explains the settings used for customizing your device. The Settings are divided into 4 main tabs: Accessing Settings Connect to wireless networks, manage mobile networks, and connect to other devices. Connections Connections Connections From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings.
  • Page 125: Wi-fi

    Wi-Fi Data Usage Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that provides Monitor data usage, and control your phone’s connection to access to local area networks. mobile data service. For more information, refer to “Wi-Fi” on page 85. Note: Data is measured by your phone. Your service provider Wi-Fi Direct may account for data usage differently.
  • Page 126 View Mobile Data Usage • Touch an application to view its data usage. Touch 1. Touch the Data usage cycle drop-down menu and Restrict background data to force the application to select a time period. sync background data only when connected to a Wi-Fi network A chart displays the total mobile data usage during that time period, followed by a breakdown of data usage by...
  • Page 127: More Networks

    More Networks Mobile Networks Set options for network selection and data service. Access additional options for configuring connections between your phone and other devices. Important! Depending on your service plan, changes you Airplane Mode make to mobile networks settings may incur extra charges.
  • Page 128: Nfc

    Nearby Devices Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Share files with nearby devices using the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standard via Wi-Fi. For more information, refer to “VPN” on page 95. For more information, refer to “Nearby Devices” on page 97. Printing Use NFC (Near Field Communication) to share information Use this feature to manage your printers.
  • Page 129 2. Touch Lock screen Screen lock and select a • Face unlock: Unlock your phone by looking at the screen lock. Then configure the displayed options for screen. This option offers low security, because that screen lock: someone who looks similar to you could unlock your •...
  • Page 130 – – Lock screen widgets: Customize your clock and Lock automatically: Automatically lock your phone personal message. 5 seconds after the screen turns off. – – Improve facial recognition: Have your face Lock instantly with power key: Instantly lock your captured in different conditions.
  • Page 131: Display Settings

    Display Settings Screen Mode Optimize the image or media being displayed. Configure your phone's display. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Settings Display. Settings My device My device My device My device My device My device My device...
  • Page 132: Auto Rotate Screen

    Auto Rotate Screen • Flipboard: Display pictures from Flipboard. Touch to choose pictures to display. Allow the phone to switch the display orientation automatically when you rotate the phone. • Google Photos: Display pictures from Google Photos. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps •...
  • Page 133: Font Size

    Font Size Edit After Screen Capture Select the font size for standard display text. Set screen captures you take to be automatically opened for editing. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Settings Display.
  • Page 134: Led Indicator

    LED Indicator Volume Set the system volume level, and set default volume for call This option allows you to turn on your LED lights for charging, ringtones, notifications, and media playback. missed events, and incoming notifications. The light will turn on by default unless you turn them off.
  • Page 135: Default Notification Sound

    Ringtones Default Notification Sound Choose a ringtone for incoming calls. Choose a default sound to play for notifications, such as for new messages and event reminders. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Settings My device My device...
  • Page 136: Touch Sounds

    My device My device My device My device Samsung Applications 2. Touch Sound. This section allows you to configure sound settings for 3. Touch Screen lock sound to turn the option on. applications such as calling, messaging and so on.
  • Page 137: Home Screen Mode

    Adapt Sound Home Screen Mode Find the best sound for you during calls and media playback. Your phone offers two Home screen modes: • Standard mode provides a conventional layout for apps Note: This setting uses earphones to ensure the best sound and widgets on the Home screen.
  • Page 138: Call Rejection

    Call Rejection Set Up Call Rejection Messages Manage your list of phone numbers which will be Create and manage text messages to send to callers when automatically rejected. rejecting incoming calls. Messages you create here are available from the incoming call screen when you use the 1.
  • Page 139: Turn Off Screen During Calls

    Answering/Ending Calls Turn Off Screen During Calls Manage settings for answering and ending calls. Set the screen to automatically turn off during phone calls when you move the phone to your ear. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Settings My device...
  • Page 140: Ringtones And Keypad Tones

    Ringtones and Keypad Tones • Call end tone: Play a tone when the other caller ends the call. Choose tones and vibration to use for incoming calls and • Alerts on call: Play notifications for alarms and new keypad touches. messages play during calls.
  • Page 141: Personalize Call Sound

    Personalize Call Sound Noise Reduction Choose options for call audio, in cases where you might need Set the phone to suppress background noise during calls. the sound softer or more clear, or optimized for your right or 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps left ear.
  • Page 142: Tty Mode

    Voicemail 3. Touch Auto Retry to automatically redial a call if it receives a busy signal from the network. Configure options for voicemail. TTY Mode 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Settings A TTY (teletypewriter, also known as a Text Telephone or My device My device My device...
  • Page 143: Blocking Mode

    Blocking Mode 3. Touch Hearing aids to enable the feature. DTMF Tones When Blocking mode is enabled, notifications for selected features are blocked, and you only receive the notifications Set the length of Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency tones which you choose. You can choose to block notifications by feature play when you use the keypad during a call or when or contact, and choose blocking all the time, or during a navigating the phone’s menus.
  • Page 144: Hands-free Mode

    Hands-Free Mode • To set a specific time period to block notifications each day, disable the Always option, and then set a starting Read alarm and scheduled alarm information aloud. time ( From field) and ending time (To field). 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Set up All owed contacts (contacts whose notifications...
  • Page 145: Power Saving Mode

    Power Saving Mode Accessories Settings Configure Power saving mode settings to conserve Configure your phone's behavior when it is connected to an battery power. optional dock (not included). 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Settings Settings...
  • Page 146: Accessibility Settings

    Accessibility Settings • Show shortcut: Display a shortcut to Accessibility settings on the Device options menu. (The Device Your phone offers features to make using the phone easier options menu displays when you press and hold the for those with certain physical disabilities. Use the Power/Lock key.) Accessibility settings to configure these features.
  • Page 147 Notification notifications occur. panel and Status bar. Touch ON/OFF, and then touch • Google subtitles (CC): Enable subtitles in Google Interactive control for options. apps. • Samsung subtitles (CC): Enable subtitles in Samsung apps. Settings...
  • Page 148: Language And Input

    The Samsung Keyboard is an onscreen QWERTY keyboard, Use Language and input settings to choose a default so you can enter text by “typing” on the keyboard. Samsung language for your phone's operations, plus settings for text keyboard is enabled by default.
  • Page 149 • Auto Replacement: Complete or replace the word you make better predictions. Samsung keyboard can are typing with the most probable word when you tap collect all the text you enter, including personal data the space bar or punctuation mark.
  • Page 150 – More settings Auto-capitalization: Automatically capitalize the • Help: Learn about Samsung Keyboard. first word of sentences. • Reset setting: Return settings to the defaults. – Auto-spacing: Automatically insert spaces between Swype words as you complete them.
  • Page 151: Google Voice Typing Settings

    Google Voice Typing Settings • Download offline speech recognition: Download and install speech recognition engines, to allow you to Google voice typing allows you to speak your entries. When use voice input while not connected to the network, you enable Google voice typing, it’s available for use when you touch a field to enter text.
  • Page 152 2. Touch Language and input Text-to-speech 3. Touch and drag along the scale to set the speed. options for options: • Preferred TTS engine – Select Samsung text-to-speech engine or Google Text-to-speech Engine as your default TTS engine. Touch to configure.
  • Page 153: Motions And Gestures

    Motions and Gestures • Browse an image: Move the phone in a side-to-side motion to pan from side to side while viewing an image. Use Motions and gestures settings to control your device • Mute/pause: Mute incoming calls and pause playback using motions and hand gestures.
  • Page 154: Smart Screen

    Smart Screen Voice Control Smart screen features use the front camera to detect when Use voice commands to control functions of your phone. you are facing the screen. Some factors that may affect the Note: If you set the alert type for calls or notifications to ability of the front camera to detect your face are: vibrate, voice command is not available.
  • Page 155: Add An Account

    Add an Account 3. Touch Backup account to set up a Google Account for backups. You can create a new Google Account, or Add an account to your phone to share information between sign in to an existing account. your phone and the account. 4.
  • Page 156: Location Services

    Location Services 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Settings These settings allow you to configure how the phone More More More More 2. Touch Location for options: determines its location. • Touch Mode to set the accuracy of your location. Note: Some apps may require one or more location services –...
  • Page 157: Security Settings

    Security Settings SIM Card Lock Settings Protect your SIM card by requiring a PIN to access it. Configure options for securing information on your phone. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Encryption Settings More More More More You can encrypt accounts, settings, downloaded apps and 2.
  • Page 158: Device Administration

    Device Administration Unknown Sources Allow applications from sources other than the Some applications, such as Corporate email, may require you Google Play Store to be installed on the phone. allow access to your phone by device administrators in certain circumstances, such as if your phone is lost or stolen. 1.
  • Page 159 5. Touch Install from device storage and choose a • Send security reports: Sends security reports to certificate and follow the prompts to install. Samsung via Wi-Fi for threat analysis. 6. Touch Clear credentials and follow the prompts to clear stored credentials and reset the password.
  • Page 160: Application Manager

    Battery You can download and install applications from the View what is using battery power. Google Play Store or Samsung Apps, or create applications 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps using the Android SDK and install them on your phone. Use...
  • Page 161: Format A Memory Card

    SD Card Format a Memory Card Use the Format SD card setting to remove all data from an Your device supports optional microSD or microSDHC installed memory card. memory cards of up to 64GB capacity (not included), for storage of music, pictures, and other files. Important! Data cannot be recovered after formatting.
  • Page 162: Date And Time

    Date and Time About Device By default, your phone receives date and time information View information about your phone, including status, legal from the wireless network. When you are outside network information, hardware and software versions, and a tutorial. coverage, you may want to set date and time information 1.
  • Page 163: Index

    Index Auto Adjust Screen Tone 127 Brightness Auto Retry 136 screen setting 125 Accessibility Auto-Rotate Screen 126 Browser 107 settings 140 Accessing Applications 100 Accessory Back Cover Calculator 103 settings 139 remove 6 Calendar 103 Accounts Backup and Reset 149 Call Accessories 134 adding a Google account 35 Battery...
  • Page 164 Call Sound recording video 73 speed dials 47 personalize 57 taking pictures 73 updating from Call log 37 Calls Video App 82 using 39 Adapt Sound settings 131 Chrome 104 using pictures as contact adding more volume 56 Clock 104 photos 81 adjusting volume 56 Commercial Mobile Alerting...
  • Page 165 Screen Timeout 126 Gmail 67 105 settings 125 composing and sending 68 Favorites 45 show battery percentage 127 configuring your account 67 File Sharing 97 touch key light duration 127 managing your account 68 Files Displaying Your Phone Number 49 refreshing your account 68 sharing via computer 98 Docking...
  • Page 166 Message thread options 63 Hands-Free Mode 138 Keypad Tone 129 Message Search 64 Hangouts 68 106 Keys Messages Hearing Aids 136 touch tones 130 creating and sending text Help 107 messages 61 Home Screen 16 Language and Input Settings 142 deleting 64 customize 26 LED Indicator 128...
  • Page 167 Mouse/Trackpad Nearby Devices 97 122 language 142 settings 146 NFC (Near Field Communication) 95 name 156 Multimedia 69 Android Beam 96 rear view 15 Music 69 S Beam 96 reset 149 Adapt Sound settings 131 Noise Reduction 57 135 ringtones 129 Music App Notification Panel 20 125...
  • Page 168 153 Sounds S Translator 113 device administration 152 Adapt Sound 131 S Voice 113 encryption 151 emergency tone 130 Samsung Applications 130 settings 151 keypad tone 129 Samsung Keyboard Settings 115 118 notifications 129 entering text 29 accessing 118...
  • Page 169 Bluetooth 94 rear view 15 settings 136 Tethering and Mobile Hotspot 121 side views 14 Volume 128 Text Unmute 56 VPN 95 Samsung keyboard 29 Updating Applications 101 VPN Client (App) 116 Using Google Voice Typing 30 VPN Client 116...
  • Page 170 Wallpaper YouTube 117 using photos 82 WatchON 117 Widgets adding and removing 26 Wi-Fi 85 adding a connection manually 86 scanning and connecting 85 settings 86 turning on or off 85 Wi-Fi Direct 87 connecting to devices 88 turning off 87 turning on 87 Wireless Networking Bluetooth 88...

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