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SM-A300FU
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English (EU). 06/2016. Rev.1.0
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    SM-A300FU User Manual English (EU). 06/2016. Rev.1.0 www.samsung.com...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Read me first Network connectivity Mobile data Wi-Fi Getting started Tethering and Mobile hotspot Package contents Device layout Motions & usability features Using the SIM or USIM card and battery Motions and gestures Using a memory card Turning the device on and off Personalising Locking and unlocking the screen...

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    Table of Contents Contacts Useful apps and features Adding contacts S Finder Importing and exporting contacts S Planner Searching for contacts S Voice Internet Music Messages & email Video Clock Messages Calculator Email Memo Voice Recorder Camera Dropbox Flipboard Basic shooting Radio Shooting modes Google apps...

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    Table of Contents Device & data manager Upgrading the device Transferring files between the device and a computer Backing up and restoring data Performing a data reset Settings About Settings Quick settings Connections 103 Device 106 Personalisation 109 System 115 Applications Appendix 116 Troubleshooting 121 Removing the battery...

  • Page 5: Read Me First

    • D efault apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service providers.

  • Page 6: Instructional Icons

    Read me first Instructional icons Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information...

  • Page 7: Getting Started

    • A ppearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • Y ou can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make sure they are compatible with the device before purchase. • U se only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.

  • Page 8: Device Layout

    Getting started Device layout Microphone Proximity/Light sensor Receiver Front camera Power button Touch screen Memory card tray SIM card tray Home button Recent apps button Back button Microphone Headset jack Multipurpose jack GPS antenna Flash NFC antenna Rear camera Volume button Speaker Main antenna...

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    – If you cover the device’s antenna area with your hands or other objects while using certain features, such as calls or the mobile data connection • U sing a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.

  • Page 10: Using The Sim Or Usim Card And

    Getting started Using the SIM or USIM card and battery Installing the SIM or USIM card Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider. • O nly nano-SIM cards work with the device. • S ome LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For more information about service availability, contact your service provider.

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    Place the SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards. Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.

  • Page 12: Battery

    Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. A computer can be also used to charge the battery by connecting them via the USB cable. Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.

  • Page 13: Battery

    • I f the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre. After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.

  • Page 14: Using A Memory Card

    Getting started Reducing the battery consumption Your device provides options that help you save the battery power. By customising these options and deactivating features in the background, you can use the device longer between charges: • W hen you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power button. •...

  • Page 15: Removing The Memory Card

    Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or can damage the memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.

  • Page 16: Turning The Device On And Off

    Getting started Formatting the memory card A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the memory card on the device. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Storage → SD card → Format → FORMAT. Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all important data stored in the device.

  • Page 17: Locking And Unlocking The Screen

    Getting started Locking and unlocking the screen Pressing the Power button turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period. To unlock the screen, press the Power button or the Home button and flick your finger in any direction within the unlock screen area.

  • Page 18: Basics

    Basics Using the touch screen • D o not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction. • T o avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.

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    Basics Tapping and holding Tap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options. Dragging To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position. Double-tapping Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.

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    Basics Flicking Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to see another panel. Flick up or down to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts. Spreading and pinching Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.

  • Page 21: Home Screen Layout

    Basics Home screen layout Home screen The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more. Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen. To view other panels, scroll left or right, or tap one of the screen indicators at the bottom of the screen.

  • Page 22: Home Screen Options

    Basics Home screen options On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access the available options. Flipboard Briefing Use this feature to view the latest articles in various categories. You can get up to date on news that interests you using this feature.

  • Page 23: Apps Screen

    Basics Apps screen The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps. On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Apps screen. To view other panels, scroll left or right, or select a screen indicator at the bottom of the screen. To customise the Apps screen, refer to Managing the Apps screen.

  • Page 24: Indicator Icons

    Basics Indicator icons Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table below are most common. The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.

  • Page 25: Notifications And Quick Setting Panels

    Basics Icon Meaning Alarm activated Mute mode activated Vibration mode activated Flight mode activated Error occurred or caution required Battery power level Notifications and quick setting panels Using the notifications panel When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear on the status bar.

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    Basics You can use the following functions on the notifications panel. Activate or deactivate options. Launch Settings. Tap and hold a button to view more detailed settings. View all quick setting buttons. Adjust the brightness. Launch S Finder. Launch Quick connect. Tap a notification and perform various actions.

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    Basics Using the quick setting panel You can activate or deactivate some features on the notifications panel. To activate or deactivate more features, open the quick setting panel. To open the quick setting panel, drag the status bar downwards with two fingers. Alternatively, tap on the notifications panel.

  • Page 28: Opening Apps

    Basics • S mart stay: When you activate this feature, the screen stays on as long as you look at it. • P ower saving: Refer to Power saving feature for more information. • P rivate mode: Refer to Private mode for more information.

  • Page 29: Play Store

    Basics Play Store Use this app to purchase and download apps. Tap Play Store on the Apps screen. Installing apps Browse apps by category or search for apps by keyword. Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 30: Entering Text

    Basics Entering text Keyboard layout A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create memos, and more. Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the input language to one of the supported languages. Enter uppercase.

  • Page 31: Copying And Pasting

    Basics Using additional keyboard functions Tap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of depending on the last function that was used. • : Enter text by voice. Start or pause entering text by voice. •...

  • Page 32: Screen Capture

    Basics Screen capture Capture a screenshot while using the device. Press and hold the Home button and the Power button simultaneously. The image is saved in the Gallery → → Album → Screenshots folder. After capturing a screenshot, you can edit the image and share it with others.

  • Page 33: Power Saving Feature

    Basics Power saving feature Power saving mode Save the battery power by limiting the device’s functions. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Battery → Power saving mode, and then tap the Power saving mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Power saving to activate it.

  • Page 34: Viewing Help Information

    Basics Viewing help information To view help information to learn how to use the device and apps, open the Apps screen and tap Settings → Help. To view help information for an app while you are using the app, tap → Help. Some apps may not include help information.

  • Page 35: Network Connectivity

    Network connectivity Mobile data Connect the device to a mobile network to use the Internet or share media files with other devices. Refer to Data usage for additional options. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Data usage, and then tick Mobile data. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Mobile data to activate it.

  • Page 36: Tethering And Mobile Hotspot

    Network connectivity Tethering and Mobile hotspot About tethering and mobile hotspots Use this feature to share the device’s mobile data connection with computers and other devices if an Internet connection is unavailable. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth.

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    Network connectivity Using USB tethering Share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices via a USB cable. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Tethering and Mobile hotspot. Connect your device to the computer via the USB cable. Tick USB tethering. appears on the status bar when the two devices are connected.

  • Page 38: Motions & Usability Features

    Motions & usability features Motions and gestures Excessive shaking or impact on the device may result in unintended inputs. Control motions properly. Smart alert On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and gestures → Smart alert, and then tap the Smart alert switch to activate it.

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    Motions & usability features Mute/pause On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and gestures → Mute/pause, and then tap the Mute/pause switch to activate it. Placing palm on screen Cover the screen with your palm to mute incoming calls or alarms. Turning device over Turn the device over to mute incoming calls or alarms.

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    Motions & usability features Palm swipe to capture On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and gestures → Palm swipe to capture, and then tap the Palm swipe to capture switch to activate it. Place the side of your hand on the screen and sweep it across the screen from the right to the left or vice versa to capture a screenshot.

  • Page 41: Personalising

    Personalising Managing the Home and Apps screens Managing the Home screen Adding items Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen. To add widgets, open the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, tap Widgets, tap and hold a widget, and then drag it to the Home screen.

  • Page 42: Managing Panels

    Personalising Managing panels On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel. To add a panel, scroll left to the last panel, and then tap To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location. To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.

  • Page 43: Setting Wallpaper And Ringtones

    Personalising Setting wallpaper and ringtones Setting wallpaper Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen or the locked screen. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Wallpapers. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

  • Page 44: Changing The Screen Lock Method

    On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock, and then select a screen lock method. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it. If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it. Pattern Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.

  • Page 45: Private Mode

    Personalising Private mode About private mode Use this mode to prevent others from using or accessing specific content, such as images and documents, stored on the device. You can save content to a specific location and deactivate private mode to hide items securely. Hiding content On the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

  • Page 46: Easy Mode

    Personalising Viewing hidden content You can only view hidden items when private mode is activated. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Private mode to activate it.

  • Page 47: Transferring Data From Your Previous Device

    You can transfer data of the previous device to a new device via Smart Switch. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for more information. Samsung Smart Switch is not supported on some devices or computers. Using Smart Switch Mobile Use this app to transfer data from your previous device to your new device. You can download the app from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.

  • Page 48: Setting Up Accounts

    Using Samsung Kies Import a backup of your data from your computer via Samsung Kies to restore data on your device. You can also back up data to the computer via Samsung Kies. Refer to...

  • Page 49: Phone

    Phone Making calls Tap Phone on the Apps screen. Tap Keypad, enter a phone number, and then tap to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call. View call and message logs. View favourite contacts. Enter the number using the View the contacts list.

  • Page 50: Receiving Calls

    Phone Making an international call Tap Keypad. Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears. Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then tap . To block outgoing international calls, tap → Settings → Call → More settings → Call barring.

  • Page 51: Options During Calls

    Phone Options during calls During a voice call The following actions are available: • : Increase the volume. • A dd call: Dial a second call. • K eypad: Open the keypad. • E nd call: End the current call. •...

  • Page 52: During A Video Call

    Phone During a video call Tap the screen to use the following options: • → Hide me: Hide your image from the other party. • → Outgoing image: Select an image to show it to the other party. •...

  • Page 53: Adding Contacts

    Contacts Adding contacts Moving contacts from other devices You can move contacts from other devices to your device. Refer to Transferring data from your previous device for more information. Creating contacts manually On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts. and enter contact information.

  • Page 54: Searching For Contacts

    Contacts Searching for contacts On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts. Use one of the following search methods: • S croll up or down the contacts list. • D rag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it quickly.

  • Page 55: Messages & Email

    Messages & email Messages Sending messages Send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS). You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are roaming. Tap Messages on the Apps screen. Add recipients and enter a message. Enter recipients.

  • Page 56: Messages Email

    Messages & email Email Setting up email accounts Tap Email on the Apps screen. Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time. Enter the email address and password. Tap NEXT for a private email account or tap MANUAL SETUP for a company email account.

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    Messages & email Reading emails Tap Email on the Apps screen. , select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve new messages, tap Tap a message to read. Delete the message. Access additional options. Add this email address to the contacts list or view other options.

  • Page 58: Camera

    Camera Basic shooting Taking photos or recording videos Tap Camera on the Apps screen. Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. to take a photo or tap to record a video. • S pread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out. •...

  • Page 59: Shooting Modes

    Camera • T he camera automatically shuts off when unused. • M ake sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in some modes that require high resolutions. • T he front camera features a wide-angle lens. Minor distortion may occur in wide- angle photos and does not indicate device performance problems.

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    Camera Panorama Use this mode to take a photo composed of many photos strung together. The device in Gallery. identifies the photo with On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Panorama. To get the best shot, follow these tips: •...

  • Page 61: Animated Gif

    Camera Continuous shot Use this mode to take a series of photos of moving subjects. On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Continuous shot. HDR (Rich tone) Use this mode to take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas.

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    Camera Sound & shot Use this mode to take a photo with sound. The device identifies the photos with Gallery. On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Sound & shot. Sports Use this mode to take a photo of fast-moving subjects. On the Apps screen, tap Camera →...

  • Page 63: Camera Settings

    Camera Camera settings On the Apps screen, tap Camera → . Not all of the following options are available in both still camera and video camera modes. • / : Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. But it takes up more memory.

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    Camera • R ecording mode: Change the recording mode. • L ocation tags: Set the device to attach the location tag to the photo. • T o improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal may be obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.

  • Page 65: Gallery

    Gallery Viewing content on the device On the Apps screen, tap Gallery and select an image or a video. Video files show the icon on the preview thumbnail. To hide or show the menu bar and the preview thumbnails, tap the screen. Send the image to others.

  • Page 66: Viewing Content Stored On Other Devices

    Gallery Viewing content stored on other devices Search for content that is stored in other devices and view it on your device. Tap Gallery on the Apps screen. Accessing content on a nearby device To use this feature, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → Nearby devices, and then tap the Nearby devices switch to activate it.

  • Page 67: Safety Assistance

    Safety assistance Emergency mode About emergency mode Use this mode to extend the device’s standby time when you are in an emergency situation. When this mode is activated, the screen brightness decreases and battery consumption is reduced by restricting some features. You can also turn on the flash, sound alarms, and send your location information to others in a message.

  • Page 68: Help Message

    Safety assistance Deactivating emergency mode To deactivate emergency mode, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Emergency mode. Alternatively, tap → Disable Emergency mode. Emergency mode is deactivated. Help message About help message You can preset contacts to send a message to in an emergency. Send messages to your primary contacts by quickly pressing the Power button three times.

  • Page 69: Useful Apps And Features

    Useful apps and features S Finder Use this app to search for content on the device. You can apply various filters and view the search history. Open the notifications panel and tap S Finder. Searching for content Tap the search field and enter a keyword, or tap and say a keyword.

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    Useful apps and features Select an item. Select a calendar to use or sync with. Enter a title. Attach a map showing the location of the event. Set a start and end date for the event. Add more details. Tap SAVE to save the event or task. Syncing events and tasks with your accounts Tap S Planner on the Apps screen.

  • Page 71: Voice

    Useful apps and features S Voice About S Voice Use this app to command the device by voice to perform various features. Tap S Voice on the Apps screen. Alternatively, press the Home button twice. To deactivate the access by pressing the Home button, tap → Settings, and then deselect Open via the home key.

  • Page 72: Internet

    Useful apps and features Waking up S Voice in standby mode If S Voice is not used for a certain period, it automatically switches to standby mode. Tap the microphone icon or say “Hi Galaxy” to the device to resume voice recognition. Changing the wake-up command You can change the wake-up command from “Hi Galaxy”.

  • Page 73: Music

    Useful apps and features Music Playing music Tap Music on the Apps screen. Select a music category, and then select a song to play. Search for other devices to play Access additional options. the file. Adjust the volume. Set the file as your favourite song.

  • Page 74: Video

    Useful apps and features Playing music stored on other devices Search for music that is stored on other devices and play it on your device. Tap Music on the Apps screen. Accessing music on a nearby device To use this feature, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → NFC and sharing → Nearby devices, and then tap the Nearby devices switch to activate it.

  • Page 75: Clock

    Useful apps and features To customise the control panel location during playback, tap → Settings, tick Mini controller, and then tap CLOSE. Then, tap to move the control panel to either side of the screen. This feature is available only in landscape orientation. Playing videos stored on other devices Search for videos that are stored in other devices and play them on your device.

  • Page 76: World Clock

    Useful apps and features Stopping alarms Drag outside the large circle to stop an alarm. If you have previously enabled the snooze option, drag outside the large circle to repeat the alarm after a specified length of time. Deleting alarms Tap →...

  • Page 77: Calculator

    Useful apps and features Calculator Use this app for simple or complex calculations. Tap Calculator on the Apps screen. Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator. If Screen rotation is disabled, tap → Scientific calculator. To see the calculation history, tap to hide the keypad.

  • Page 78: Voice Recorder

    Useful apps and features Voice Recorder Recording voice memos Tap Voice Recorder on the Apps screen. to start recording. Speak into the microphone. Tap to pause recording. To cancel recording, tap . Tap to finish recording. While recording a voice memo, tap to insert a bookmark.

  • Page 79: Dropbox

    Useful apps and features Playing voice memos Tap Voice Recorder on the Apps screen. and select a voice memo to play. • : Trim the voice memo. • : Set a portion of the voice memo for loop playback. •...

  • Page 80: Flipboard

    Useful apps and features Flipboard Use this app to view live social network updates and news in a personalised magazine format. Tap Flipboard on the Apps screen. This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider. When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.

  • Page 81

    Useful apps and features Enter radio station frequency manually. View information about the Record a song from the FM radio. current station. Turn the FM radio on or off. Access additional options. Add the current radio station to the favourites list. Search for an available radio station.

  • Page 82: Google Apps

    Useful apps and features Google apps Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google account to access some apps. Refer to Setting up accounts for more information. To view more app information, access each app’s help menu. Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the region or service provider.

  • Page 83: Play Books

    Useful apps and features Play Books Download various books from Play Store and read them. Play Newsstand Read news and magazines that interest you in one convenient location. Play Games Download games from Play Store and play them with others. Drive Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others.

  • Page 84: Connecting With Other Devices

    • D o not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes). Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth feature. Pairing with other Bluetooth devices On the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

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    Connecting with other devices Select a device to pair with. If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming the auto-generated passkey. If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its visibility option.

  • Page 86: Wi-fi Direct

    Connecting with other devices Unpairing Bluetooth devices On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth. The device displays the paired devices in the list. next to the device’s name to unpair. Tap Unpair. Wi-Fi Direct About Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point. Connecting to other devices On the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

  • Page 87

    Connecting with other devices Sending and receiving data You can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image to another device. Sending an image On the Apps screen, tap Gallery. Select an image.

  • Page 88: Nfc

    Connecting with other devices About NFC Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information about products. You can also use this feature to make payments and buy tickets for transportation or events after downloading the required apps. The device contains a built-in NFC antenna around the rear camera lens.

  • Page 89: Sending Data

    Connecting with other devices Making a purchase with the NFC feature Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile payment service. To register or get more information about the service, contact your service provider.

  • Page 90: Beam

    When Touch to beam. appears on the screen, tap your device’s screen to send the file. • D o not send copyright-protected data via S Beam. Doing so may violate copyright laws. Samsung is not responsible for any liabilities caused by the illegal use of copyrighted data.

  • Page 91: Quick Connect

    Connecting with other devices Quick connect About Quick connect Use this feature to easily search and connect to nearby devices. You can also conveniently share content stored on your device with computers. • W hen connecting to a device that does not support the Quick connect feature, ensure that Wi-Fi Direct or the Bluetooth feature is activated.

  • Page 92: Screen Mirroring

    Connecting with other devices Sharing content Share content with the connected devices. Open the notifications panel and tap Quick connect. Select a device from the list of detected devices. Select a media category. Select the content to share and tap DONE. Your device sends the content to the connected device.

  • Page 93

    Connecting with other devices • T his feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • S ome files may be buffered during playback, depending on the network connection. • T o save energy, deactivate this feature when not in use. •...

  • Page 94: Mobile Printing

    Connecting with other devices Mobile printing Connect the device to a printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents. Some printers may not be compatible with the device. Adding printer plug-ins Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to. On the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

  • Page 95: Device & Data Manager

    Kies and connect the device to the computer. Samsung Kies automatically recognises the device and shows available updates in a dialogue box, if any. Click the Update button in the dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information about how to upgrade.

  • Page 96: Transferring Files Between The Device And A Computer

    Transfer files between your device and the computer. Connecting with Samsung Kies Samsung Kies is a computer app that manages media contents and personal information with Samsung devices. Download the latest Samsung Kies from the Samsung website. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.

  • Page 97: Backing Up And Restoring Data

    On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Add account → Samsung account, and then sign in to your Samsung account. Tap Samsung account → Backup, select the items to back up, and then tap BACK UP NOW. To restore data, open the Apps screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Samsung account →...

  • Page 98: Settings

    Settings About Settings Use this app to configure the device, set app options, and add accounts. Tap Settings on the Apps screen. To search for settings by entering keywords, tap You can change the view mode to separate tabs or a list. Tap → View as and select a view mode.

  • Page 99

    Settings To use options, tap . • S can: Search for available networks. • W i-Fi Direct: Activate Wi-Fi Direct and connect devices directly via Wi-Fi to share files. • A dvanced: Customise Wi-Fi settings. • W PS push button: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS button. •...

  • Page 100: Flight Mode

    Settings Tethering and Mobile hotspot Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices. Refer to Tethering and Mobile hotspot for more information. On the Settings screen, tap Tethering and Mobile hotspot. •...

  • Page 101: Nearby Devices

    Settings Location Change settings for location information permissions. On the Settings screen, tap Location, and then tap the Location switch to activate it. • M ode: Select a method to collect your location data. • R ecent location requests: View which apps request your current location information and their battery usage.

  • Page 102: More Networks

    Settings • D enied devices: View the list of devices that are blocked from accessing your device. • D ownload to: Select a memory location for saving media files. • R eceive files from other devices: Set the device to accept uploads from other devices. Printing Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device.

  • Page 103: Device

    Settings Device Sounds and notifications Change settings for various sounds on the device. On the Settings screen, tap Sounds and notifications. • S ound mode: Set the device to use sound mode or silent mode. • V ibration intensity: Adjust the force of the vibration notification. •...

  • Page 104: Lock Screen

    Settings • F ont: – Font style: Change the font type for display text. – Font size: Change the font size. • S creen rotation: Set the content to rotate automatically when the device is turned. • S mart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are looking at the display.

  • Page 105: Notification Panel

    Settings • C amera shortcut: Set the device to show the camera shortcut on the locked screen. This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • O wner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock. •...

  • Page 106: Personalisation

    Accounts Add email or SNS accounts. On the Settings screen, tap Accounts. Cloud Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud storage. On the Settings screen, tap Cloud. Backup and reset Change the settings for managing settings and data.

  • Page 107

    Settings Accessibility Use this feature to improve accessibility to the device. On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility. • V ision: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually impaired users. – TalkBack: Activate TalkBack, which provides voice feedback. To view help information to learn how to use this feature, tap SETTINGS →...

  • Page 108

    – Turn off all sounds: Set the device to mute all device sounds, such as media sounds, and the caller’s voice during a call. – Samsung subtitles (CC): Set the device to display closed captions on content supported by Samsung and to change the closed caption settings.

  • Page 109: System

    Settings Private mode Set the device to prevent others from accessing your personal content by activating private mode. On the Settings screen, tap Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch to activate • P rivate mode access type: Set or change the unlock method to activate private mode. System Language and input Change the settings for text input.

  • Page 110: Samsung Keyboard

    • V ibration: Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched. • C haracter preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped. • R eset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.

  • Page 111: Google Voice Typing

    Settings Google voice typing • L anguages: Select languages for text input. • O ffline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline voice input. • B lock offensive words: Set the device to prevent the device from recognising offensive words in voice inputs.

  • Page 112: Date And Time

    Settings Date and time Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date. On the Settings screen, tap Date and time. If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date is reset.

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    Settings Battery Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode. Refer to Power saving feature for more information. On the Settings screen, tap Battery. • P ower saving mode: Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power- saving mode.

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    Find my mobile website. • R eactivation lock: Set the device to require your Samsung account after the device has been reset to prevent others from reactivating the device.

  • Page 115: Applications

    Settings Help View help information to learn how to use the device and apps or configure important settings. On the Settings screen, tap Help. About device Access device information, edit the device name, or update device software. On the Settings screen, tap About device. Applications Application manager View and manage the apps on your device.

  • Page 116: Appendix

    Appendix Troubleshooting Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some situations may not apply to your device. When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it prompts you to enter one of the following codes: •...

  • Page 117: Restarting The Device

    • R estart your device to clear any temporary software bugs. • E nsure that your device software is upgraded to the latest version. • I f the touch screen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre. Your device freezes or encounters a fatal error Try the following solutions.

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    The battery icon is empty Your battery is low. Charge the battery. The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved chargers) • E nsure that the charger is connected properly. • V isit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced.

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    This is normal and should not affect your device’s lifespan or performance. If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a while. If the device continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre.

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    • I f you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher installed on your computer. • E nsure that you have Samsung Kies or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on your computer.

  • Page 121: Removing The Battery

    Data stored in the device has been lost Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored in the device.

  • Page 122

    Samsung Electronics. Trademarks • S AMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics. ® • B luetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.

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