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S M A R T P H O N E

User Manual

Please read this manual before operating your device
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  • Page 1: User Manual

    S M A R T P H O N E User Manual Please read this manual before operating your device and keep it for future reference.
  • Page 2: Legal Notices

    SAMSUNG MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED All Intellectual Property, as defined below, owned WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH by or which is otherwise the property of Samsung RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT or its respective suppliers relating to the SAMSUNG...
  • Page 3 Trademarks of the SD Card Association. Samsung Knox™ is Samsung’s security platform and is a mark for a Samsung device tested for Google, the Google logo, Android, the Android logo, security with enterprise use in mind. Additional Google Play, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Music, licensing fee may be required.
  • Page 4 Online Legal Information The online version of the Health/Safety and Warranty guide for your device can be found at: English www.samsung.com/us/Legal/Phone-HSGuide Spanish www.samsung.com/us/Legal/Phone-HSGuide-SP The online version of the End User Licensing Agreement for your device can be found online at: www.samsung.com/us/Legal/SamsungLegal-EULA4.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    S Memo Assemble Your Device ................60 ..........4 S Voice Set Up Your Device ................61 ............7 Samsung Apps/GALAXY Apps Set Up Accounts on Your Device ......62 ......8 Samsung Link ..............63 Set Up and Access Voice Mail ......9 Video Player ..............64...
  • Page 6 Torch Light ................99 Power Saving Mode ..........100 Accessories ..............101 Accessibility ..............102 Language and Input Settings ......104 Motions and Gestures ..........107 Smart Screen ............... 108 Air View ................109 Voice Control ............... 110 Accounts ................. 111 Backup and Reset ............
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Learn about your mobile device hardware, assembly procedures, and how to get started using your new device.
  • Page 8: Front View

    Front View Proximity and light Earpiece sensors Status light Front camera Volume key Power/Lock Menu key Back key Home key • • Back key: Tap to return to the previous screen, or Proximity and light sensors: Detects the to close a dialog box, menu, or keyboard. presence of objects near the device.
  • Page 9: Back View

    Back View Microphone Infrared transmitter Headset jack Rear camera Flash Speaker Microphone USB charger/Accessory port • Flash: Illuminate subjects in low-light environments when taking a photo or recording video. • Headset jack: Connect an optional headset (not included). • Infrared transmitter: Controls external devices using infrared light. •...
  • Page 10: Assemble Your Device

    Assemble Your Device This section helps you to Install the SIM Card assemble your device. When you subscribe to a cellular network, you are provided with a plug-in SIM card. During activation, your SIM card will be loaded with your subscription details, such as your PIN, available optional Remove the Back Cover services, and other features.
  • Page 11: Install A Memory Card

    Install a Memory Card. Caution: Use only Samsung-approved charging Install the Battery devices and batteries. Samsung accessories are designed to maximize battery life. Using other accessories may invalidate your warranty and may cause damage. 1. Insert the USB cable into the port.
  • Page 12 When to Charge the Battery When the battery is weak and only a few minutes of operation remain, the device sounds a warning tone at regular intervals. In this condition, your device conserves its remaining battery power by dimming the screen. When the battery level becomes too low, the device automatically turns off.
  • Page 13: Set Up Your Device

    Set Up Your Device Turn Your Device On or Off Secure Your Device Use your device’s screen lock features to secure Turn the Device On your device. ► Press and hold the Power/Lock key until the device vibrates and starts up. Lock the Device By default, the device locks automatically when the Turn the Device Off...
  • Page 14: Set Up Accounts On Your Device

    Google Account. – or – – or – To create a new Samsung account or set up your To create a new Google Account or set up your Samsung account on your device at any time, Google Account on your device at any time, use use Accounts settings.
  • Page 15: Set Up And Access Voice Mail

    Set Up and Access Voice Mail Set Up Your Voice Mail Access Your Voice Mail From Another Phone 1. From the Home screen, tap 1. Dial your wireless phone number. 2. Follow the tutorial to create a password, record a 2. When you hear your voicemail greeting, press greeting, and record your name.
  • Page 16: Know Your Device

    Know Your Device Learn some of the key Warning: Please note that a touch screen responds best to a light touch from the pad features of your mobile of your finger or a non-metallic stylus. Using device, including the screens excessive force or a metallic object when pressing on the touch screen may damage the and icons, as well as how to...
  • Page 17: Home Screen

    Home Screen Notification icons Status icons Status Bar Widget Home screen indicator Apps screen App shortcuts • • App shortcuts: Shortcuts to your favorite Status Bar: Displays device status icons (right) applications. and notification icons (left). • • Apps screen: Allows quick access to all of your Status icons: Display information about the applications.
  • Page 18: App Shortcuts

    App Shortcuts The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. You can use app shortcuts to launch an app from any Home screen. Customize your Home screen Add a Shortcut to a Home Screen by adding application shortcuts, 1.
  • Page 19: Change The Wallpaper

    Folders Place folders on a Home screen to organize items. Add a Folder to a Home Screen 1. From a Home screen, touch and hold an app shortcut. 2. Drag the shortcut onto Create folder and release. 3. Enter a folder name. Add application to place additional apps 4.
  • Page 20: Status Bar

    Status Bar The Status Bar at the top of the Notification Icons Home screen provides device Missed call. information (such as network Call in progress. status, battery charge, and time) on the right side and notification Call is on hold. alerts on the left.
  • Page 21: Navigation, Motions, And Gestures

    Navigation, Motions, and Gestures Touchscreen Navigation Pinch and Spread Pinch the screen using your thumb and forefinger or spread by moving your fingers apart. • Lightly tap items to select or launch them. Pinch or spread the screen to zoom in or out while viewing a picture or a web page.
  • Page 22: Notification Panel

    Notification Panel Settings View additional Quick settings Quick settings Adjust screen brightness Tap notification to launch app or view detail Clear all notifications Notification icons on the Quick Settings Status Bar display calendar In addition to notifications, the Notification Panel events, device status, and also provides quick access to device functions such as Wi-Fi, allowing you to quickly turn them on or off.
  • Page 23: Multi Window

    Multi Window Multi Window tray Window controls Tray controls Multi-task by using multiple Use Multi Window applications at the same time. After activating Multi Window, you can use it to run multiple apps at the same time. Note: Only apps located on the Multi Window tray can Activate Multi Window be used together.
  • Page 24 Window Controls Change the Order of Apps in the Multi Window Tray Select an application window and tap Control 1. Press and hold button in the middle of the window to display the Window tray. window controls. 2. Touch and hold an app, drag it to a new position Control Buttons in the tray and then drop it.
  • Page 25: Enter Text

    1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > Options key and input. Special Keys 2. Tap Samsung keyboard for options. Tap to insert numbers and symbols. Tap to insert letters. Touch and hold the Options key to: Use Google Voice Typing.
  • Page 26 For example, to enter the word “This”, slide your finger between the letters T-h-i-s. To enable Google Voice Typing: 1. On the Samsung Keyboard, tap Google Voice Typing. You may need to touch and hold the Options key (left of the Space key) to find it.
  • Page 27: Calling

    Calling Make telephone calls using a variety of calling features and services.
  • Page 28: Make And Answer Calls

    Make and Answer Calls Learn how to make or answer Answer or Reject a Call a call. Explore features and When a call is received, the phone rings and functionality associated with displays the caller’s phone number or name if stored in the contacts list.
  • Page 29: Options During A Call

    Options During a Call Place a New Call While on a Call If your service plan supports this feature, you can Your phone provides a number of functions that you make another call while a call is in progress. can use during a call. 1. From the active call, tap Add call to dial the Adjust the Call Volume second call.
  • Page 30: Call Log

    Call Log Use Speed Dial to Make a Call The numbers of the calls you have dialed, received, You can assign a shortcut number to a contact for or missed are stored in the Call log. speed dialing their default number. 1.
  • Page 31: Make An Emergency Call

    Make an Emergency Call The Emergency calling mode makes redialing an emergency number a one-tap process. Note: This mode can drain your battery power more rapidly than normal calling mode. Make an Emergency Call without a SIM Card Without a SIM card, you can only make an emergency call with the phone;...
  • Page 32: Applications

    Applications The Apps screen displays all applications installed on your device, both preloaded apps and apps you download and install yourself. Learn how to change the way apps appear, organize apps into folders, and uninstall or disable apps.
  • Page 33: Apps Screen

    GALAXY devices. Visit apps.samsung.com to learn more. • Alphabetical order: App icons are arranged in alphabetical order. Note: Samsung Apps is now GALAXY Apps. When you access Samsung Apps, GALAXY Apps will be installed on your device. Applications Apps Screen...
  • Page 34: Hide Or Show Apps

    Apps Screen Options Use Folders to Organize Apps To create a folder: 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps. 2. Press Menu for these options: • 2. Press Menu > Create folder. Edit: Touch and hold an app icon then drag it to: 3.
  • Page 35: Google Applications

    Google Applications Enjoy these applications from Google Now Google. Google Now works in the background to collect information you regularly look up and organize it into convenient cards that Note: Certain applications require a Google account. appear when you need them. google.com Visit to learn more.
  • Page 36: Play Music

    Maps Play Music Use Google Maps to find your current With Google Play Music, you can play location, get directions, and other music and audio files on your device. location-based information. Visit play.google.com/about/music to learn Visit google.com/maps to learn more. more.
  • Page 37: At&t Applications

    AT&T Applications Enjoy these applications from AT&T Navigator AT&T. AT&T Navigator provides you with access to real-time GPS-driven applications. Note: Certain applications require a data plan or paid These programs not only allow you to att.com subscription. Visit to learn more, or contact achieve turn-by-turn navigation, but also your service provider for additional information.
  • Page 38: Mobile Hotspot

    Messages With AT&T Messages, you can send and receive text and picture messages from your phone, tablet or computer. Your messages are stored in the network so you can continue the conversation even when you switch devices. AT&T Messages uses your AT&T mobile number, so whether you send messages from a phone, tablet, or computer, everyone will know the message is from you.
  • Page 39: Other Applications

    Other Applications Amazon Kindle Lookout Use the Amazon Kindle application to Lookout Mobile Security provides key download books for reading right on your security options, such as anti-virus and device. You must have an account with anti-malware technology, a lost and stolen Amazon to use the Kindle application.
  • Page 40: Usage Manager

    TripAdvisor With the TripAdvisor, you can plan and have your perfect trip. With over 75 million reviews and opinions by travelers, it is easy to find the best hotels, restaurants, and fun things to do. Usage Manager The Usage Manager app is a shortcut to your battery, apps, and data usage settings so you can manage your data.
  • Page 41: Calculator

    Calculator The Calculator provides basic and advanced arithmetic functions. Basic Operation 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Enter the first number using the numeric keys. 3. Tap the appropriate arithmetic function key. 4. Enter the next number. 5.
  • Page 42: Calendar

    Calendar Manage your events and tasks. Calendar Settings These settings allow you to modify settings associated with using the Calendar. Create an Event or Task 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap 2.
  • Page 43: Camera And Video

    Camera and Video Camera settings Current Switch shooting between mode the front and back Record video cameras Take a picture Change shooting View pictures mode and videos in the Gallery Effects 3. If desired, before taking the photo, you can Take Pictures touch onscreen icons to access various camera options and settings.
  • Page 44: Shooting Mode

    Shooting Mode Camera Settings Several visual effects are available. Some modes are 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > not available when taking self-portraits. 2. Tap Quick Settings > Settings to 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > configure settings for Camera.
  • Page 45 General • Location tag: Attach a GPS location tag to the picture. • Review pics/videos: Set to show pictures or videos after taking them. • Volume key: Use the Volume key as the camera key, the record key, or as a zoom key. •...
  • Page 46: Clock

    Clock • The Clock app offers features for Volume: If you have chosen an alarm type that includes sound, drag the slider to set the keeping track of time and setting volume of the alarm. alarms. • Location alarm: When activated, the alarm only sounds when you are at a specific 1.
  • Page 47: Contacts

    Email, Facebook, and your • Choose a storage account for the contact. You Samsung account. can store the contact on the device, your SIM card, or sync it with an account. For more information on connecting with and •...
  • Page 48: Delete Contacts

    Share a Name Card Delete Contacts When you share a name card, the contact’s You can delete a single contact or choose multiple information is sent as a vCard file (.vcf). You can contacts to delete. share a vCard via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct, attach it 1.
  • Page 49 Create a Shortcut to a Favorite Rename a Group Apps > You can create a shortcut to a favorite on the home 1. From a Home screen, tap screen, to access their information directly from the home screen. 2. Tap Groups, and then tap a group.
  • Page 50: Contact Settings

    Delete a Group Preset groups, such as Family, cannot be deleted. Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap 2. Tap Groups. 3. Press 4. Tap groups to select them or tap the selected checkbox at the top of the screen to select all, and then tap DONE.
  • Page 51: Email

    Email Use the Email app to view and Refresh Your Email Account manage all your email accounts Refresh your account to update your email in one application. accounts. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > Email. To access Email: 2.
  • Page 52: Email Settings

    Email Settings These settings allow you to modify settings associated with using the Email app. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > Email. 2. Press 3. Under General settings, tap an option and follow the onscreen instructions. 4. To configure settings for each account, tap Manage accounts, and then tap the account to configure.
  • Page 53: Gallery

    Gallery View, edit, and manage pictures Play Videos and videos. Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap 2. Tap a folder to open it. 3. Tap a video to view it. View Images and Videos Note: Videos are indicated by Launching Gallery displays available folders.
  • Page 54 • Tag Buddy Copy to clipboard: Place a copy on the clipboard. Tag buddy automatically tags your photos and • Print: Print the image via a USB or Wi-Fi videos with the date and time it was taken, connection. Some printers may not be and optionally adds the location it was taken compatible with the device.
  • Page 55: Deleting Images And Videos

    Deleting Images and Videos 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap a folder to open it. 3. In a folder, press Menu > Select item, select images and videos, and then tap – or – When viewing a single image or video, tap Gallery Settings These settings allow you to modify settings associated with using your Gallery.
  • Page 56: Group Play

    Note: Group Play is not the same as Screen mirroring, which requires a connection to a Wi-Fi capable Samsung TV or via the use of the AllShare Cast Hub. Important: To share via Group Play, all users must be connected to the same Wi-Fi access point.
  • Page 57: Internet

    Internet Access the Internet with a fully To zoom in or out: ► Tap the screen twice or pinch the screen to featured web browser. zoom out and stretch the screen to zoom in. Access the Internet Browser Tabs ► From a Home screen, tap Apps >...
  • Page 58: Saved Pages

    Saved Pages To save a web page: ► Press Menu > Save web page. To view a list of saved web pages: ► Tap Saved pages. Share Pages To share a web page address with others: ► Press prompts. Incognito Tabs Pages viewed with incognito tabs do not appear within your browser history or search history, and leave no traces (such as cookies) on your device.
  • Page 59: Messages

    Messages Learn how to send and receive Create and Send Messages different messages using the This section describes how to create a send a default messaging app on your message using the Messaging app. phone. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps >...
  • Page 60: Messages Settings

    View New Messages Messages Settings When you receive a new message, a new message Configure the settings for text messages, multimedia icon appears on the Status Bar. messages, push messages, and so on. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > To view the message: 1. Open the Notification Panel and select 2.
  • Page 61 To disable Imminent Threats and AMBER Alerts, follow the instructions below: 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Press Emergency alerts. 3. Tap Emergency alerts. All alerts are enabled by default (check mark showing). 4. Tap an alert to disable it. Applications Messages...
  • Page 62: Music Player

    Music Player Stream the song to Volume another device Adjust volume Adjust the sound quality with SoundAlive Mark as favorite Playback position Repeat mode for the Shuffle songs song or playlist Elapsed playing time Length of song Add to playlist View playlist Scan forward or go Rewind song or go to to next song...
  • Page 63: My Files

    My Files Access files stored on your View Files in My Files: device, including images, videos, Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap songs, and sound clips. 2. Tap a group. To access the My Files app: 3. Tap a file or folder to open it. ►...
  • Page 64 File Options 1. Tap a folder to open it. 2. Tap files to select them, and then use one of these functions: Delete: Delete files or folders. Share via: Send files to others or share them. More options for additional options: •...
  • Page 65: S Health

    S Health Use S Health to plan, track, and Finally, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that you see your doctor before manage your health goals and engaging in vigorous exercise if two or more of the activities, including exercise, following apply: sleep, and meals.
  • Page 66: S Memo

    S Memo Create memos using the keypad, your finger, or both. You can add images, voice recordings, and text all in one place. ► From a Home screen, tap Apps > The S Memo screen displays. To start a new memo: ►...
  • Page 67: S Voice

    S Voice Speak commands to perform operations on your device, and to speak criteria for searches and other operations. Use S Voice to find everything from directions to trivia answers to the current weather forecast. Use S Voice Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap  S Voice.
  • Page 68: Samsung Apps/galaxy Apps

    Apps. When you access Samsung Apps, GALAXY Apps will be installed on your device. Samsung GALAXY Apps is a free storefront that provides a quick and easy way to find and download apps that are compatible with your Galaxy device.
  • Page 69: Samsung Link

    Wi-Fi and be using an active/registered Samsung account prior to using this application. For more information, see Wi-Fi Settings and Accounts. Important: The Samsung account manages the access information (username/password) to several applications, such as Samsung Link and ChatON. Applications Samsung Link...
  • Page 70: Video Player

    Video Player Change player Video file Volume name Adjust volume Playback position Elapsed Length of playing time video Change Pop-up player screen ratio Rewind video Scan forward or go to or go to next previous video Pause/Play video Use Pop-up Player Play and manage videos stored on your device.
  • Page 71: Voice Recorder

    Voice Recorder Record voice memos and notes. Manage Recordings To display a list of recordings: Create a Voice Recording 1. From a Home screen, tap 1. From a Home screen, tap List. 2. Tap 2. Press To share or delete one or more voice recordings: Recording quality to adjust the recording quality.
  • Page 72: Watchon

    WatchON WatchON turns your device into Configure Your Device as a a remote control. Not only can Remote you control your TV, set-top box, 1. From the WatchON tool bar, tap Remote DVR and other devices from your Control. device, but it will recommend 2.
  • Page 73: Settings

    Settings Configure your device’s How to Use Settings connections and settings, To access Settings: add accounts, and customize ► From a Home screen, tap Apps > the home screen, apps, and features. – or – From a Home screen, drag down from the •...
  • Page 74: Wi-fi Settings

    Wi-Fi Settings Wi-Fi is a term used for certain Manually Connect to a types of Wireless Local Area Wi-Fi Network Networks (WLAN). Wi-Fi 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > communication requires access to a Wireless Access Point 2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on. (WAP).
  • Page 75 • Wi-Fi Options WPS PIN entry: View the PIN used by your device to set up a PIN-secured connection The Wi-Fi settings menu allows you to set up many to a Wi-Fi router or other equipment (not of your device’s advanced Wi-Fi services. configurable).
  • Page 76: Wi-fi Direct

    Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi Direct allows direct device-to-device connections via Wi-Fi, without having to connect to a Wi-Fi network. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap ON/OFF to turn Wi-Fi on. Wi-Fi must be on to configure settings. 3.
  • Page 77: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Bluetooth is a short-range Make Your Device Visible to communications technology that Other Bluetooth Devices allows you to connect wirelessly When you make your device visible, other Bluetooth to a number of Bluetooth can find it in a scan and initiate pairing. You can choose the length of time your device remains devices, such as headsets visible.
  • Page 78: Pair Bluetooth Devices

    Pair Bluetooth Devices Review Files Received via Bluetooth The Bluetooth pairing process allows you to establish trusted connections between your device When you receive files from another device via and another Bluetooth device. Bluetooth, you can access them from Bluetooth settings.
  • Page 79: Data Usage

    Data Usage Monitor your mobile data usage. Note: Your service provider may account for data usage differently. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > for options: • Mobile data: Enable mobile data. You can also control Mobile Data at the Notification Panel. •...
  • Page 80: Airplane Mode

    Airplane Mode Airplane mode disconnects your device from all networks and turns off connectivity features, such as phone calls and Wi-Fi. While in airplane mode, you can use other features, such as playing music, watching videos, and other online applications. 1.
  • Page 81: Default Messaging App

    Default Messaging App Your mobile device can be equipped with more than one application for text and multimedia messaging. To select a default messaging app: 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap More networks > Default messaging app to select the app to use for text and multimedia messages.
  • Page 82: Printing

    Printing Print images and documents to Samsung printers and other compatible printers (not included). 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap More networks > Printing. 3. Tap a print service and follow the prompts. Note: Tap Download plug-in to install additional print service drivers.
  • Page 83: Mobile Networks

    Mobile Networks Control your device’s access to networks and mobile data service. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap More networks > Mobile networks for options: • Mobile data: Allow your device to connect to a mobile data network. •...
  • Page 84: Tethering And Wi-fi Hotspot

    Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot Share your phone’s mobile Connect a Device to Your Mobile Hotspot data connection with a Mobile Use the other device’s Wi-Fi control to connect to your device’s Portable Wi-Fi hotspot. Hotspot or USB tethering. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps >...
  • Page 85: Usb Tethering

    • Change the Mobile Hotspot Password Password: If you choose a security level that uses a password, enter the password. By Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap default, the password is your device’s phone number. 2. Tap More networks > Tethering and Wi-Fi •...
  • Page 86: Virtual Private Networks (vpns)

    Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) You can set up and configure Virtual Private Networks on your device. Note: You must set a screen lock PIN or password before setting up a VPN. For more information, see Lock Screen. Add a VPN 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps >...
  • Page 87: Share Files With Nfc

    Share Files with NFC NFC (Near Field Communication) Tap and Pay allows data exchange when you Tap and pay allows you to select the default touch your device with another payment application you want to use for making purchases on your phone. compatible device.
  • Page 88: S Beam

    S Beam When S Beam is activated, you can beam files to another NFC-capable device by holding the devices close together. You can beam images and videos from your Gallery, music files from your Music app, and more. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps >...
  • Page 89: Nearby Devices

    Nearby Devices Share your media files with nearby devices via Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, or Mobile Hotspot. Warning: If file sharing is enabled, other devices can access your data. Use this option with care. Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap devices.
  • Page 90: Screen Mirroring

    Screen Mirroring Share Your Device’s Screen with Another Device. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > Screen Mirroring. 2. Tap SCAN to find available devices. 3. Tap a device and follow the prompts to connect. Settings Screen Mirroring...
  • Page 91 Lock Screen Choose a method for unlocking Screen Lock Options your screen. Different Screen Swipe Only • Locks have different levels of Phone shortcut: Display a phone shortcut on your Lock screen. security and options. • Unlock effect: Set the visual effect used when unlocking the screen.
  • Page 92: Display Settings

    Display Settings Adjust display options and Notification Panel features, including the wallpaper, Customize which Quick setting buttons appear on Multi window, screen brightness, the Notification Panel. and font options. You can also customize which apps appear on the Recommended applications menu on the Notification Panel when you perform certain actions, such as plugging in earphones.
  • Page 93: Reading Mode

    Reading Mode Recommended Applications When you perform certain actions, such as plugging Optimize the screen for reading with selected in earphones, the Notification Panel can display applications. shortcuts to your favorite related apps, such as Music Player or Google Play Music. 1.
  • Page 94: Screen Timeout

    Screen Timeout Font Style and Size Choose how long the display screen remains lit after You can set the font style and size for all text that you tap the screen or press any key. displays on the screen. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps >...
  • Page 95: Led Indicator

    LED Indicator Allows you to turn on your LED lights for charging, missed events, and incoming notifications. The light will turn on by default unless you turn it off. Select which functions the LED indicator on the front of the device will display. Apps >...
  • Page 96: Sounds And Notifications

    Sounds and Notifications Configure the sounds and Sound Mode vibrations used to indicate You can switch between sound modes, while notifications, screen touches, preserving the individual sound settings you have made. and other activities. Tip: Sound modes are also available from the Device options menu.
  • Page 97: Vibrate When Ringing

    3. Tap the checkbox next to the options under 3. Tap a ringtone to hear a preview, and then tap Feedback and Samsung keyboard to indicate OK to set it as your default ringtone. whether to enable the sound or vibration.
  • Page 98: Do Not Disturb Mode

    Do Not Disturb Mode Notification Access You can set your phone to silence all calls and Allow apps to read notifications. alerts except for times you schedule. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps >...
  • Page 99: Easy Mode

    Easy Mode Switch between the default screen layout and a simpler layout. The Easy Mode layout has larger text and icons, making for a more straightforward visual experience. To enable Easy Mode: Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap 2. Tap Easy mode to enable this feature.
  • Page 100: Call Settings

    Call Settings Configure the various settings Rejection Messages used to make and receive calls. Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap To access Call settings: 2. Tap Rejection messages. ► From a Home screen, tap Apps > 3. Tap Add to manually add a rejection message.
  • Page 101: Turn Off Screen During Calls

    Turn Off Screen During Calls More Settings This option turns on the proximity sensor during 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > calls so that your phone will know to turn the screen off to save power. 2. Tap More settings. 1.
  • Page 102: Ringtones And Keypad Tones

    Ringtones and Keypad Tones Increase Volume in Pocket 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > This option increases the ringtone volume when the device is in a pocket or a bag. It uses the proximity sensor to detect its location. 2. Tap Ringtones and keypad tones.
  • Page 103 Vibrate This option allows you to activate a vibration alert for an incoming voicemail. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Vibrate to create a check mark and enable the feature. Settings Call Settings...
  • Page 104: Hands-free Mode

    Hands-Free Mode When enabled, incoming calls and new notifications will be read aloud. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > mode. 2. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on and configure these options: • Incoming call: Read out callers’ information when receiving incoming calls.
  • Page 105: Torch Light

    Torch Light Use the phone’s flash as a torch light by pressing and holding the Volume Up key while the screen is off. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on. 3. Tap Torch light time-out to adjust the delay before the torch light automatically turns off.
  • Page 106: Power Saving Mode

    Power Saving Mode Conserve battery power by automatically adjusting the screen brightness, limiting the performance of the CPU, and other power reduction activities. Ultra power saving mode saves even more battery power by using a gray scale theme on the Home screen and limiting the number of usable apps.
  • Page 107: Accessories

    Accessories Configure options when using HDMI audio devices (not included) or a car or desk dock (not included). 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Accessories for options: Dock • Dock sound: Play a sound when inserting and removing the device from a dock.
  • Page 108: Accessibility

    TalkBack must be enabled in Samsung subtitles (CC): Use Samsung order to configure this option. subtitles with multimedia files when available Tap Samsung subtitles (CC) for options. • Rapid key input: Release your finger to enter •...
  • Page 109 Dexterity and interaction • Assistant menu: Improve the device accessibility for users with reduced dexterity. • Air wake up: Wake up your device by waving your hand over the sensor. • Press and hold delay: Select a time interval for this tap gesture. •...
  • Page 110: Language And Input Settings

    Language and Input Settings Configure your device’s Samsung Keyboard Settings language and input settings. Configure options for using the Samsung keyboard. Apps > 1. From a Home screen, tap Set Your Default Language and input. 2. Tap Samsung keyboard for options: 1.
  • Page 111: Swype Keyboard Settings

    • Choose input languages: Select languages 2. Tap Text-to-speech for options: for Google voice typing. • Settings next to Samsung • Block offensive words: Hide words many text-to-speech engine for options. people find offensive are in results of Google •...
  • Page 112 Mouse/Trackpad Settings Configure settings for using an optional mouse or trackpad (not included). 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > and input. 2. Tap Pointer speed. 3. Drag the slider to the right to go faster or to the left to go slower. 4. Touch OK to save your setting.
  • Page 113: Motions And Gestures

    Motions and Gestures Control certain device actions by touching the screen with the palm of your hand. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Motions and gestures 3. Tap an option and tap ON/OFF to enable each of the following: •...
  • Page 114: Smart Screen

    Smart Screen Customize your screen settings to make the screen more responsive and easier to use. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Smart screen. The following options display: • Smart stay: Disables the screen timeout if your phone detects that your face is watching the screen.
  • Page 115: Air View

    Air View Preview information, extend text, or enlarge pictures by hovering your finger over the screen. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Air view. 3. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on. 4. Tap ON/OFF next to Information preview, Progress preview, Speed dial preview, or Webpage magnifier to turn the feature on.
  • Page 116: Voice Control

    Voice Control Set up voice commands to control your device. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Voice control. 3. Tap ON/OFF to turn the feature on. The following options are available. Tap an option to create a check mark and activate the feature. •...
  • Page 117: Accounts

    Set up and manage accounts, Account Settings including your Google Account, Each account has its own set of settings. In addition, Samsung account, email, and you can configure common settings for all accounts of the same type. social networking accounts.
  • Page 118: Backup And Reset

    Backup and Reset Back up your data to Google servers. You can also reset your device to its factory defaults. Backup and Restore Enable backup of your information to Google servers. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Backup and reset for options: •...
  • Page 119: Location Settings

    Location Settings Some apps, such as Google Location Services maps, may require one or more Google uses Location Reporting to store and use location services be turned on your device’s most recent location data. Google apps, such as Google Maps, can use this data to for full functionality.
  • Page 120: Security

    Security Secure your device and protect Set Up or Change Your Factory your data with Security settings. Data Password Protect your device from being reset accidentally by requiring a special password before it can be reset Device Administration to its factory defaults. 1.
  • Page 121: Security Update Service

    • • Send security reports: Send security reports Apps with access to usage data: View the to Samsung via Wi-Fi for threat analysis. applications that can access your device’s usage history. • Smart Lock: Set the screen lock type to use.
  • Page 122: Application Manager

    Application Manager You can download and install 2. Tap DOWNLOADED to view a list of all the downloaded applications on your device. new applications on your device. 3. To switch the order of the DOWNLOADED list, Use Application manager press settings to manage your name.
  • Page 123: Running Services

    SD Card Displays apps you have downloaded onto your memory card (not included). 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > Application manager. 2. Tap SD CARD to view a list of all the downloaded applications on your SD card. • To switch the order of the SD CARD list, press •...
  • Page 124: Default Applications

    Default Applications If you have multiple applications of the same type, such as email apps, you can select one app to be the default. You can also use a simpler Home screen which provides an easier user experience for first- time smartphone users.
  • Page 125: Battery

    Battery View how battery power is used for device activities. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap Battery for options: • Show battery percentage: Tap to display the battery charge percentage next to the battery icon on the Status Bar. Battery Chart The battery level displays as a percentage.
  • Page 126: Storage

    Storage View the device memory and Memory Card (SD Card) usage, or mount, unmount, or Once an optional memory card (not included) has format an optional memory card been installed in your device, the card memory displays as Total space and Available space. (not included).
  • Page 127 Mount a Memory Card Format a Memory Card Warning: When formatting an SD card, you should When you install an optional memory card, it is automatically mounted (connected to the device) backup your music and photo files that are stored on and prepared for use.
  • Page 128: Date And Time Settings

    Date and Time Settings By default, your device receives date and time information from the wireless network. When you are outside network coverage, you may want to set date and time information manually using the date and time settings. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps >...
  • Page 129: About Your Device

    About Your Device View information about your device, including status, legal information, hardware and software versions, and a tutorial. 1. From a Home screen, tap Apps > 2. Tap About device, and then tap items for more details: • Software updates: Check for and install available software updates.

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