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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide [Sprint UG template version 14a] SPH-L710T_Eng_UG_NE5_TE_062414_F3...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Adding and Removing Widgets....................16 Extended Home Screens ......................16 Recently Used Applications ......................16 Status Bar ............................17 Enter Text ............................18 Touchscreen Keyboards ......................18 Text Input Methods ........................18 Google Voice Typing ........................18 Samsung Keyboard ........................19 Swype ............................20...
  • Page 3 Tips for Editing Text ........................20 Phone Calls ..............................22 Make Phone Calls ..........................22 Call Using the Keypad ........................ 22 Call from Logs ..........................22 Call from Contacts ........................23 Call a Number in a Text Message ....................23 Call a Number in an Email Message ..................
  • Page 4 Edit a Contact ............................32 Add or Edit Information for a Contact ..................32 Assign an Image to a Contact ..................... 33 Assign a Ringtone to a Contact ....................33 Link a Contact ..........................34 Delete a Contact ......................... 34 Add Entries to Your Favorites ......................
  • Page 5 Apps and Entertainment ..........................51 Samsung Link ............................. 51 Configure Samsung Link Settings ....................51 Use Samsung Link to Share Media with Another Device ............52 Google Play Books ..........................52 Google Play Newsstand ........................53 Google Play Store ..........................53 Find and Install an App .......................
  • Page 6 Connect a Bluetooth Headset or Car Kit ..................Reconnect a Headset or Car Kit ....................66 Disconnect or Unpair from a Bluetooth Device ................Send Information Using Bluetooth ....................Receive Information Using Bluetooth ..................Virtual Private Networks (VPN) ......................
  • Page 7 Download the Desktop Application ..................... 83 Access Dropbox on your Phone ....................83 Upload a Picture to Dropbox ....................... 84 Google Search ............................ 84 Help ..............................84 microSD Card ............................84 Install a microSD Card ........................ 84 Remove a microSD Card ......................85 View microSD Card Memory .......................
  • Page 8 Printing ............................96 Mobile Networks ......................... 98 VPN ............................. 98 NFC Settings ............................98 Turn NFC On or Off ........................99 Android Beam ..........................99 Tap and Pay ..........................99 S Beam Settings ..........................99 Turn S Beam On or Off ........................99 Nearby Devices .........................
  • Page 9 Screen Lock Sound ........................109 Haptic Feedback ........................109 Auto Haptic..........................110 Emergency Tone ........................110 Samsung Applications Settings ....................110 Samsung Keyboard Settings ....................110 HDMI Audio Output ........................110 Home Screen Mode Settings ......................111 Call Settings ............................111 Call Rejection ..........................
  • Page 10 Choose a Default Language ..................... 119 Set a Default Input Method ....................... 119 Google Voice Typing Settings....................119 Samsung Keyboard ........................120 Swype Settings ......................... 121 Voice Search Settings ....................... 123 Text-to-Speech Options ......................123 Pointer Speed ........................... 124 Motion Settings ..........................
  • Page 11: Get Started

    Get Started The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your phone and wireless service the first time. Your Phone at a Glance The following illustration outlines your phone’s primary external features and keys. Set Up Your Phone You must first install and charge the battery to begin setting up your phone.
  • Page 12: Charge The Battery

    Charge the Battery After you install the battery, charge it before using your phone. Note: Your phone’s battery should have enough charge for the phone to turn on and find a signal, run the setup application, set up voicemail, and make a call. You should fully charge the battery as soon as possible.
  • Page 13: Complete The Setup

    When you turn the phone on for the first time, you should see a Hands Free Activation  screen, which may be followed by a PRL Update screen and a Firmware Update screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue. ● If you received your phone in the mail and you are activating a new phone for an existing number on your account (you’re swapping phones), you can activate on your computer online or directly on your phone.
  • Page 14: Set Up Voicemail

    Backup and Restore: Select your Google Account backup settings. If you're signing in with  an existing Google Account, you can choose to restore your Google Account information, such as apps, bookmarks, Wi-Fi passwords, and contacts, to your new phone. You can also choose to keep your new phone backed up with your Google Account.
  • Page 15: Sprint Account Passwords

    Sprint Account Passwords As a Sprint customer, you enjoy unlimited access to your personal account information, your voicemail account, and your data services account. To ensure that no one else has access to your information, you will need to create passwords to protect your privacy. Account User Name and Password If you are the account owner, you will create an account user name and password when you sign on to
  • Page 16: Sprint Support Services

    Do any of the following: to make a payment.  to access Sprint Zone and a summary of your Sprint service  plan or to get answers to other questions. Sprint Support Services Sprint 411 and Sprint Operator Services let you easily access information and calling assistance from your Sprint phone.
  • Page 17: Phone Basics

    Phone Basics Your phone is packed with features that simplify your life and expand your ability to stay connected to the people and information that are important to you. The following topics will introduce the basic functions and features of your phone. Your Phone’s Layout The following illustrations outline your phone’s basic layout.
  • Page 18: Turn Your Phone On And Off

    ● Power/Lock Key lets you turn the phone on or off, turn the screen on or off, or lock the screen. Press and hold for a Device options menu, where you can turn the phone off or restart it, or for easy access to Airplane mode, Mute, Vibrate, and Sound modes.
  • Page 19: Touchscreen Navigation

    To save battery power, the phone automatically turns off the screen after a certain period of time when you leave it idle. You will still be able to receive messages and calls while the phone’s screen is off. Note: For information on how to adjust the time before the screen turns off, see Screen Timeout.
  • Page 20 Swipe or Slide To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen. Drag To drag, touch and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to move your finger. While dragging, do not release your finger until you have reached the target position. Phone Basics...
  • Page 21 Flick Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe your finger in light, quick strokes. This finger gesture is always in a vertical direction, such as when flicking the contacts or message list. Phone Basics...
  • Page 22 Rotate For most screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by turning the phone sideways. When entering text, you can turn the phone sideways to bring up a bigger keyboard. Note: The Auto rotate check box needs to be selected for the screen orientation to automatically change. To make this selection, press and then tap >...
  • Page 23: Multi Window

    Tip: Pinching any Home screen will let you see thumbnails of all seven Home screens. Tap a thumbnail to go straight to another Home screen. Multi Window Multi Window allows you to use two apps on the same screen, in separate, resizable windows. Enable Multi Window Enable Multi window in the Display settings.
  • Page 24: Your Home Screen

    Work With Multi Window After enabling Multi Window, you can use it to run two apps at the same time. You can launch apps from Multi window, or drag an app to the screen to run multiple apps at the same time. The apps display together on a split screen.
  • Page 25: Creating Shortcuts

    Note: Your phone's home screens cycle through so that you can keep swiping in one direction and make it back to the home screen. The small circles toward the bottom of the screen let you know your current screen position. Tip: Press to return to the main home screen from any other screen.
  • Page 26: Adding And Removing Widgets

    Adding and Removing Widgets Widgets are self-contained applications that reside either in your Widgets tab or on the main or extended Home screens. Unlike a shortcut, the Widget appears as an onscreen application. Widgets can include Contacts shortcuts, bookmarks, Facebook status windows, Gmail and email accounts, and many other types of apps.
  • Page 27: Status Bar

    Status Bar The status bar at the top of the home screen provides phone and service status information on the right side and notification alerts on the left. To view notification alerts, touch and hold the status bar and drag it down.
  • Page 28: Enter Text

    Google voice typing allows you to speak your entries. ● Samsung keyboard allows you to enter text by touching keys on a virtual QWERTY keyboard. Samsung keyboard includes optional predictive text, which matches your key touches to common words so you can select a word to insert it into your text.
  • Page 29: Samsung Keyboard

    Google voice typing. Samsung Keyboard With Samsung Keyboard, it's easy to enter text, symbols, and numbers. Use Samsung Keyboard to Enter Text 1. From a screen where you can enter text drag down from the top of the screen to open the Notification panel, and then tap Choose input method >...
  • Page 30: Swype

    Swype Swype lets you enter words by tracing over the letters on the virtual QWERTY keyboard. Instead of tapping each key, use your finger to trace over each letter of a word. You can also tap letters to enter words. Swype provides next-letter prediction and regional error correction, which can compensate for tapping the wrong keys on the virtual QWERTY keyboards.
  • Page 31 Copy: Copies the selected text to the clipboard.  Paste: Insert the last copied or cut text into the current field.  Clipboard: Display the clipboard to choose previously cut or copied text.  Phone Basics...
  • Page 32: Phone Calls

    Phone Calls With the Sprint wireless service and your phone, you can enjoy clear calling across the country. Make Phone Calls There are several convenient ways to place calls from your phone. Call Using the Keypad The most “traditional” way to place a call is by using the phone’s dialer screen. 1.
  • Page 33: Call From Contacts

    Call from Contacts You can place calls directly from your Contacts list using either of the following procedures. ■ Press and tap Contacts. Tap the contact you want to call and then tap  Depending on your motion settings, you may also automatically call the displayed contact, ...
  • Page 34: Call A Number In An Email Message

    3. Tap Call to dial the number. Call a Number in an Email Message While viewing an email or Gmail message, you can place a call to a number that is in the body of the message. 1. Press and tap Apps, and then tap 2.
  • Page 35: Mute The Ringing Sound

    Mute the Ringing Sound You can mute the ringtone without rejecting the call by doing either of the following. ● Press the Volume Key down. ● Place the phone face down on a level surface. See Motion Settings to display the settings required to mute incoming calls by turning over the phone.
  • Page 36: Visual Voicemail

    Visual Voicemail Visual Voicemail gives you a quick and easy way to access your voicemail. Now you can find exactly the message you are looking for without having to listen to every voicemail message first. View voicemails by caller name and number, along with the length of time and priority level of the message. ■...
  • Page 37: Call Waiting

    Call Waiting When you’re on a call, Call Waiting alerts you to incoming calls by sounding a tone. Your phone’s screen informs you that another call is coming in and displays the caller’s phone number (if it is available). To respond to an incoming call while you’re on a call: Slide to the right to put the first call on hold and answer the second call.
  • Page 38: In-call Options

    Deactivate Call Forwarding 1. Press and tap Phone. 2. Tap 3. Tap . (A tone plays to confirm the deactivation.) In-call Options While you’re on a call, you will see a number of onscreen options. Tap an option to select it. ●...
  • Page 39: Logs

    4. Select a contact to assign to the number. The selected contact number will display in the speed dial number box. Removing Speed Dials 1. Press and tap Phone. 2. Tap > Speed dial setting. 3. Tap > Remove. 4. Tap the X next to the speed dial entries you want to remove. 5.
  • Page 40: Logs Options

    Logs Options The following procedures will guide you through accessing and understanding your call log options. ■ To make a call from Logs, see Call from Logs. For additional options: 1. Press and tap Phone. 2. Tap the Logs tab to display logs. 3.
  • Page 41: Contacts

    Contacts The Contacts application lets you store and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including contacts you enter and save directly in your phone as well as contacts synchronized with your Google Account, your PC, compatible email programs (including Exchange Server), and your Facebook friends. Get Started with Contacts Before using Contacts, it’s best to learn a few basics.
  • Page 42: Save A Phone Number

    and assign an image to the new entry. Choose an image from Gallery, take a new  picture with the Camera, or use an S Memo. Tap the Name field and use the onscreen keyboard to enter the full name. Tap next to ...
  • Page 43: Assign An Image To A Contact

    1. Press and tap Contacts. 2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap 3. Tap any field you want to change or add. See Add a Contact. 4. Add or edit the information, and then tap Save. Assign an Image to a Contact Adding a picture or image to a contact entry creates a more personal and easily recognized entry.
  • Page 44: Link A Contact

    • Sound picker: Select a sound from the Music app. Link a Contact When you have contacts from various sources (Gmail, phone, Facebook, etc.), you may have multiple similar entries for a single contact. Your phone’s Contacts application lets you link multiple entries into a single contact.
  • Page 45: Add A Contact To A Group

    Tap the Group name field and enter a name for the new group.  Tap Group ringtone and select a ringtone for the group.  Tap Message alert to choose a ringtone to play for new messages from group members. ...
  • Page 46 Email: Send the information as an email attachment. See Compose and Send Email  details on sending email. Gmail: Send the information as a Gmail attachment. See Send a Gmail Message for details.  Messaging: Send the contact information as an MMS message attachment (vcf file). For ...
  • Page 47: Accounts And Messaging

    Accounts and Messaging Set up accounts on your phone, to synchronize information between your phone and accounts. Use your phone’s messaging features to send text and multimedia messages. Google Many of your phone’s applications, such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Hangouts, and the Google Play Store, require a Google Account.
  • Page 48: Send A Gmail Message

    View more email messages: If the Inbox is full, swipe your finger up the screen to view  more messages and conversations. Read a new email message: Tap the unread message or the conversation with an unread  message (just-arrived items display in bold). Select messages and conversations: Tap the box before the email or conversation.
  • Page 49: Email

    3. Tap to display the reply screen. 4. From the menu at the top of the screen, tap Reply, Reply all, or Forward. 5. To send the message, tap Email Use the Email application to send and receive email from your webmail or other accounts. You can also access your Exchange ActiveSync email on your phone.
  • Page 50: Compose And Send Email

    3. Tap Next to start automatic email setup. For systems that require custom settings, tap Manual setup and then enter your settings. You may need to consult your network administrator for this information: Domain\Username: Enter your network domain and username, separated by “\”. ...
  • Page 51: View And Reply To Email

    View and Reply to Email Reading and replying to email on your phone is as simple as on your computer. 1. Press and tap Apps > Email. 2. On the email account Inbox, tap a message to view it, and then choose an option: Reply to reply to the sender.
  • Page 52: Edit Email Settings

    2. On the email account Inbox, tap > Sort by. 3. Select from the options to sort email messages by date received (most recent or oldest), by sender, read/unread status, starred favorites, attachments, recipient(s), priority, subject, flag, request, meeting requests, or size. (Not all options are available for all email accounts.) Delete an Email Message 1.
  • Page 53 Note: Available settings depend on the type of email account. and tap Apps > 1. Press Email. 2. Tap > Settings > Account settings, and then tap an account to configure settings. Available settings may include: Sync settings: Tap to configure options for synchronizing your phone with your account. ...
  • Page 54: Delete An Email Account

    • Show images: Choose whether to automatically display embedded images in the body of an email. • Security options: Set advanced email security options, including settings for encryption. • Auto download attachments: Choose whether the phone automatically downloads email attachments when you are connected to Wi-Fi. You might use this option to control how and whether you use your plan’s data services to download attachments.
  • Page 55: Messaging

    Tap Delete, and then follow the prompts to confirm the deletion. Messaging With text messaging (SMS), you can send and receive text messages between your phone and another phone that supports messaging. Multimedia messages, (MMS), can contain text and pictures, recorded voice, audio or video files, picture slideshows, contact namecards (vCard), or calendar events (vCalendar).
  • Page 56: Managing Message Conversations

    Managing Message Conversations Text and multimedia messages that are sent to and received from a contact (or a number) are grouped into conversations or message threads in the All messages screen. Threaded text or multimedia messages let you see exchanged messages (similar to a chat program) with a contact on the screen. Read a Text Message 1.
  • Page 57 Protect a Message from Deletion You can lock a message so that it will not be deleted even if you delete the other messages in the conversation. 1. Press and tap Apps > Messaging. 2. On the Messaging screen, tap a message thread. 3.
  • Page 58: Messaging Settings

    Messaging Settings Messaging settings allow you control options for your text and MMS messages, including message limits, size settings, and notifications. 1. Press and tap Apps > Messaging. 2. Tap > Settings to configure these options: Default messaging app: Choose an app to use for messaging. You can choose the ...
  • Page 59: Social Networking Accounts

    Notifications allows you specify whether notifications for new messages display in the status  bar. Select ringtone allows you to set the ringtone for your message notifications.  Vibrate allows you to choose whether vibration plays along with the ringtone for new ...
  • Page 60: Flipboard

    Flipboard The Flipboard application creates a personalized digital magazine out of everything being shared with you. Access news stories, personal feeds and other related material. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter account, photos from friends and much more. 1.
  • Page 61: Apps And Entertainment

    (AP). For more information about using Wi-Fi, see Wi-Fi. Note: Depending on the software version on your phone, you may see AllShare Play preloaded, or Samsung Link. If you have AllShare Play, you’ll be prompted to upgrade to Samsung Link the first time you launch AllShare Play.
  • Page 62: Use Samsung Link To Share Media With Another Device

    Video optimization: When turned On, video quality for streamed video content is optimized  depending on current network conditions. Password lock: When turned On, access to Samsung Link on your device is password-  protected. You must enter your Samsung account password to start Samsung Link.
  • Page 63: Google Play Newsstand

    Google Play Newsstand With Google Play Newsstand, discover more of the news and magazines you care about all in one app on your Android tablet or phone. Enjoy breaking news and in-depth articles featuring audio, video and more. From sports, business, cooking, entertainment, fashion and more - now get both free and paid news plus subscribe to vibrant full HD magazines, all in one place.
  • Page 64: Create A Google Wallet Account

    2. Browse through the categories (Apps, Games, Music, Books, Newsstand or Movies & TV), find an app you're interested in, and tap the name. 3. Follow the prompts to download and install the app. Warning: Read the notification carefully! Be especially cautious with apps that have access to many functions or a significant amount of your data.
  • Page 65: Google Search

    Google Search Search the Web with Google. ■ Press and tap Apps > Google. Note: A Google Search widget displays on the main Home screen by default. You can tap the widget to search from the Home screen. Sprint TV & Movies With Sprint TV &...
  • Page 66: Google Play Music

    Tip: For quick access, touch a featured item in the center of the screen or select a live channel from the bottom bar. Google Play Music Google Play Music lets you browse, shop, and play back songs purchased from the Google Play Store app, as well as songs you have loaded from your own music library.
  • Page 67: Scout

    1. Press and tap Apps > Sprint Music Plus. 2. Tap the icon in the upper left corner, select a category, and touch a song to begin playback. Tap the onscreen navigation tools to skip ahead or rewind.  at any time for more options. ...
  • Page 68: Google Maps

    Use Scout as Your Personal Navigator ■ Press and tap Apps > Scout. Google Maps Use the Google Maps application to find directions, location information, business addresses, etc. Determine your current location with or without GPS, get driving and transit directions and get phone numbers and addresses for local businesses.
  • Page 69 Touch and hold to fast-forward the video. Touch to go to next video.  Tap to set Volume.  Tap to display the video in a Pop Up Play window. The video plays in a small window so  you can use your phone for other purposes while watching the video. To return to previous size, double-tap the screen.
  • Page 70 Details: Provides details about the video, such as file name, format, resolution, file size,  availability for forwarding, audio channel, last-modified date, and storage location. Use Pop Up Play Pop Up Play allows you to view a video in a window that “floats” on the Home screen, so you can multitask while watching the video.
  • Page 71: Web And Data

    Web and Data The following topics address your phone’s data connections and the built-in Web browser. Additional data-related features can be found in Accounts and Messaging, Apps and Entertainment, and Tools and Calendar. Your phone’s data capabilities let you wirelessly access the Internet or your corporate network through a variety of connections as shown in the following sections.
  • Page 72: Your User Name

    Set Your Network Options 1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections > More networks > Mobile networks > Network mode. 2. Select LTE/CDMA or CDMA. The phone will scan for the best available Sprint network and will automatically connect to it. When your phone is connected to the Sprint Spark enhanced LTE network, the Sprint Spark icon appears in the status bar.
  • Page 73: Wi-fi

    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access over distances of up to 300 feet. To use your phone’s Wi-Fi, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot.” The availability and range of the Wi-Fi signal depends on a number of factors, including infrastructure and other objects through which the signal passes.
  • Page 74: Hotspot

    Note: The next time your phone connects to a previously accessed or secured wireless network, you are not prompted to enter the wireless password again, unless you reset your phone back to its factory default settings. Scan for a Wi-Fi Network 1.
  • Page 75: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Use Bluetooth to share information with other devices, or to connect to other devices, such as headsets. Turn Bluetooth On or Off The following procedures will guide you through turning on and turning off your Bluetooth phone. 1. Press and tap >...
  • Page 76: Reconnect A Headset Or Car Kit

    Reconnect a Headset or Car Kit When you have paired a headset with your phone, you should be able to reconnect it automatically by turning on Bluetooth on your phone and then turning on the headset. However, sometimes you will need to reconnect manually, for example if you have been using your headset with another Bluetooth device.
  • Page 77: Receive Information Using Bluetooth

    ● Calendar events ● Contacts ● Audio files The location where the information is saved depends on the type of information and the receiving device. Send Information from Your Phone to Another Device 1. Turn Bluetooth On, on your device and the target device. On your device, press and tap >...
  • Page 78: Virtual Private Networks (vpn)

    ● Media files and documents are usually opened directly in a compatible application. For example, if you open a music track, it starts playing in the Music application. ● For an event (vCalendar file), select the calendar where you want to save the event, and then tap Import.
  • Page 79: Disconnect From A Vpn

    3. When prompted, enter your login credentials, and then tap Connect. When you are connected, a notification displays. 4. Open the Web browser to access resources such as intranet sites on your corporate network. Disconnect from a VPN The following describes how to disconnect from a VPN connection. 1.
  • Page 80: Camera And Video

    Camera and Video Use the camera to take and share pictures and videos. Take Pictures Launch the Camera app to take pictures. 1. Press and tap Apps > Camera. 2. Using the display as a viewfinder, compose your picture by aiming the lens at the subject. You can rotate the phone to any position, and the screen controls rotate to make taking pictures easy.
  • Page 81 Shooting mode: Choose an automatic shooting mode. Some modes are not available for  Self-portraits. • Single shot: Take a single photo. • Best photo: Hold down Capture to take multiple shots; then choose the best shots to keep. • Best face: Hold down Capture to take multiple shots;...
  • Page 82: Share Pictures With Auto Share Shot

    • Scene mode: Choose a mode to match the kind of pictures you’re taking. • Exposure value: Set the default brightness level. • Focus mode: Set the default focus mode. • Timer: Set a delay to wait between touching the Camera button and taking a picture. •...
  • Page 83: Record Videos

    2. Tap > Auto share shot, and then choose On to turn the feature On. 3. Hold the devices back-to-back, and then tap the screen to start sharing. 4. As you take pictures, they are automatically shared with the other device(s). Record Videos Use the Camera to record video.
  • Page 84 2. Configure these options: Self-recording: Switch between the back camera and the front camera, for recording  yourself. Flash: Choose a flash setting.  Recording mode: Choose an automatic shooting mode. Some modes are not available for  Self-recording. • Normal: Record a video of any length (limited only by memory space).
  • Page 85: Gallery

    • Storage: If an optional memory card is installed (not included), choose the default storage location for videos. By default all videos are stored in the phone’s internal memory. • Reset: Set all Camera settings to the defaults. Gallery Using the Gallery application, you can view pictures and watch videos that you’ve taken with your phone’s camera, downloaded, or copied to an optional memory card (not included).
  • Page 86: View Photos And Videos

    • Settings: Configure Gallery settings. View Photos and Videos After selecting an album from the Albums tab, you can browse the photos and videos of that album in either photo pile or grid view. Tap a photo or video to view it in full screen. View Photos 1.
  • Page 87: Working With Photos

    – or – You can also use pinch and spread to zoom in or out. See Touchscreen Navigation. Working with Photos You can touch and hold on a photo to open a selection menu and choose what to do with it. You can choose to delete the photo, rotate or crop it, and more.
  • Page 88 3. Touch the screen and then tap > Gmail or Email. 4. Compose your message and then tap Note: If you selected Email and you have multiple email accounts, the default email account will be used. Send Photos or Videos by Multimedia Message Although you can send several photos or videos in a multimedia message, it may be better to send one at a time, especially if the files are large in size.
  • Page 89: Video App

    1. Press and tap Apps > Gallery. 2. Select photos or videos to share. 3. Touch the screen and then tap > Picasa. 4. Follow the prompts to upload the items. Share Videos on YouTube You can share your videos by uploading them to YouTube. Before you do this, you must create a YouTube account and sign in to that account on your phone.
  • Page 90 Use Group Play only for personal and non-profit purposes. Using Group Play for commercial use violates copyright law. The company is not responsible for copyright infringement by users. Create a Group and Share Note: To use Group Play, all participants must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. 1.
  • Page 91: Tools And Calendar

    Tools and Calendar Learn how to use many of your phone’s productivity-enhancing features. Clock Set alarms to keep track of time. Create an Alarm Press and tap Apps > Clock. Tap Create alarm, and then enter information for the alarm. Tap Save to store the new alarm event.
  • Page 92: View Events

    Select a From/To time for the event by tapping the corresponding fields, and adjusting the  month, day, and year. Select a time for the event by tapping the time field and then adjusting the hour and minute.  Tap the All day field to assign this as an all-day event. If assigned as an all-day event, the time fields are removed as options.
  • Page 93: Downloads

    2. Enter numbers and operators by tapping the onscreen keyboard. Tap C to clear all numbers. Downloads The Downloads application allows you to manage files you download to your phone. ■ Press and tap Apps > Downloads. Note: Applications you download from Google Play™ Store are managed with the Play Store application, and do not display in Downloads.
  • Page 94: Upload A Picture To Dropbox

    1. Press and tap Apps > Dropbox. 2. Tap Sign in, enter your current account credentials, and tap Sign in. – or – Tap Sign up for Dropbox and follow the onscreen instructions to register for a new account. Upload a Picture to Dropbox Follow the below procedures to manually upload pictures to the Dropbox app.
  • Page 95: Remove A Microsd Card

    4. Replace the battery cover. Remove a microSD Card Use the following procedures to remove an optional installed memory card (not included) from your phone. 1. Using the slot provided, gently lift the battery cover off the phone. 2. Firmly press the card into the slot to release the lock. The card should pop partially out of the slot. 3.
  • Page 96: S Memo

      Settings: • Auto Sync: Sync your settings on your phone or save them to you Samsung account. • Change PIN: Set a PIN number to use to lock your memos. • Screen timeout: Tap to select the length of time that the screen will display when you are in the S Memo application.
  • Page 97: Create A New S Memo

    • Auto hide toolbar: Tap to hide the toolbar when entering a memo. Help: Learn about S Memo.  Backup and restore: Save or import memos from an optional installed memory card (not  included), or import memos. Create a New S Memo Follow the steps below to create a new memo or expand or reply to an existing memo using the S Memo app.
  • Page 98: S Suggest

    The S Suggest application provides onscreen recommendations for apps that are specifically supported and made for use on your phone. Note: Access to this feature requires that you already be logged in to your Samsung account application. 1. Press and tap Apps >...
  • Page 99: Vpn Client

    VPN Client VPN Client provides support for the latest IPSec VPN standards and interoperability with support for all major VPN Gateways. Press and tap Apps > VPN Client. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure VPN Client. Wallet Google Wallet allows you to carry credit cards and debit cards in your Android phone. To use this app, tap the back of your phone at the point of sale to pay or shop online everywhere you see the Google Wallet Buy button.
  • Page 100: Settings

    My device: Personalize your phone, including sounds and the display, accessibility,  and input. Accounts: Set up accounts on your phone, like your Google and Samsung  accounts, and your email and social networking accounts. You can also set up backup options.
  • Page 101: Other Wi-fi Settings

    2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap the ON/OFF switch beside Wi-Fi to turn Wi-Fi On. Wi-Fi must be On to configure settings. 3. Configure these settings: Add Wi-Fi network: Connect to a new Wi-Fi network.  Scan: Search for available Wi-Fi networks. ...
  • Page 102: Wi-fi Direct

    WPS push button: Set up a connection to a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) router or other  equipment. WPN PIN entry: (Not configurable) View the PIN used by your device to set up a PIN-  secured connection to a Wi-Fi router or other equipment. Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi Direct allows devices to connect to each other directly via Wi-Fi, without a Wi-Fi network or hotspot, and without having to set up the connection.
  • Page 103: Allowed Devices

    Security: Choose the security level for your Mobile Hotspot.  Password: If you choose a security level that uses a password, set a password. By default,  the password is your mobile telephone number. Show password: When enabled, the contents of the Password field are visible. ...
  • Page 104: Configure Bluetooth Settings

    Configure Bluetooth Settings Pair with other Bluetooth devices, manage your Bluetooth connections, and control your device’s visibility to other devices. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > Connections. 2. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap the ON/OFF switch to turn Bluetooth On. Bluetooth must be On to configure settings.
  • Page 105: Data Usage Settings

    Data Usage Settings Monitor data usage, and control your device’s connection to mobile data service. Note: Data is measured by your phone. Your service provider may account for data usage differently. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > Connections. 2.
  • Page 106: More Networks Settings

    More Networks Settings The More networks menu provides additional wireless and network options. Airplane Mode Enabling Airplane mode turns off calling, messaging, and data network features. It also turns off other connectivity features, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. While in Airplane mode, the icon displays in the Status bar.
  • Page 107 2. Tap More networks > Printing, and then choose a print service from the list. The Samsung Print Service Plugin is available by default. 3. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the service on or off. The service must be on to configure settings or print.
  • Page 108: Mobile Networks

    Open source licenses: View licenses related to the print service software.  Mobile Networks Control your phone’s access to networks, including mobile data service. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > Connections. 2. Tap More networks > Mobile networks to configure options: Mobile data: When enabled, your device connects to the mobile data network.
  • Page 109: Turn Nfc On Or Off

    Turn NFC On or Off Use NFC (Near Field Communication) to share information between your device and another NFC device or NFC tag, by touching the devices together, typically back-to-back. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > Connections. 2. Tap the ON/OFF switch beside NFC to turn NFC On or Off. Android Beam With Android beam, you can transmit app content via NFC to other NFC devices that support Android Beam.
  • Page 110: Nearby Devices

    2. Tap the ON/OFF switch beside S Beam to turn S Beam On or Off. Nearby Devices Share files with devices using DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standards, over Wi-Fi. To use Nearby devices, you must connect to the same Wi-Fi network as the devices you wish to share with, and the other devices must support DLNA.
  • Page 111: Lock Screen Options

    1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Lock screen > Screen lock. 3. Choose settings: Swipe: When enabled, you unlock the device by swiping your finger across the screen. This  is the default screen lock, and offers no security. Face unlock: When enabled, you unlock the device by looking at the screen.
  • Page 112 Tap Clock or personal message to choose whether to display a Clock, or a personal  message, on the Lock screen. Depending on the option you choose, you can then customize: • Clock widget options: When Clock is selected, tap Dual clock to display a dual clock when traveling, to show the time in your home area, and the current location.
  • Page 113: Display Settings

    1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Lock screen, and then tap Unlock effect to choose Ripple effect, Light effect, or None. Help Text When enabled, helpful tips display on the lock screen. 1. Press and then tap >...
  • Page 114: Notification Panel

    Notification Panel Configure options for the Notification panel, available when you swipe your finger down from Status bar at the top of the screen. At the top of the Notification panel, you can control settings with the Quick setting buttons. Choose quick setting buttons in Notification panel settings.
  • Page 115: Brightness

    • Docking page: When enabled, a special page displays when you place the phone into an optional dock accessory (not included). • Roaming page: When enabled, a special page displays when you leave the network coverage area and enter roaming mode. Note: Tap Page buddy help for more information.
  • Page 116: Font Style

    Flipboard: Display pictures from Flipboard. After enabling the option, tap to choose  pictures to display. Google Photos: Display pictures from Google Photos. After enabling the option, tap  choose pictures to display. Photo Frame: Display pictures in a photo frame. After enabling the option, tap ...
  • Page 117: Auto Adjust Screen Tone

    2. Tap Display, and then tap the check box beside Show battery percentage to enable or disable the option. Auto Adjust Screen Tone When Auto adjust screen tone is enabled, your device automatically analyzes the screen and adjusts the brightness to conserve battery power. 1.
  • Page 118: Vibration Intensity

     Notifications  System 3. Tap OK to assign the volume levels. Vibration Intensity Set the level for vibration to accompany ringtones and notifications. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Sound, and then tap Vibration intensity to set vibrations. Drag the sliders to set the vibration intensity for: ...
  • Page 119: Vibrate When Ringing

    1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Sound, and then tap Notifications to choose a notification tone. 3. Tap a sound to play a sample and select the sound. 4. Tap OK to save the setting. Vibrate When Ringing When Vibrate when ringing is enabled, a vibration plays for calls and notifications, along with the ringtone or sound.
  • Page 120: Auto Haptic

    Settings.  Calendar: Configure calendar sounds.  Samsung Keyboard Settings You can choose whether sounds and vibrations play when you tap keys on the Samsung Keyboard while entering text. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Sound, and then tap an option to enable or disable it: Sound when tapped: When enabled, a sound plays when you tap keys.
  • Page 121: Home Screen Mode Settings

    1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Sound, and then tap Audio output to choose whether sound is output as Stereo or Surround. Home Screen Mode Settings Your phone offers two Home screen modes. ● Standard mode provides a conventional layout for apps and widgets on the Home screen.
  • Page 122: Answering/ending Calls

    To create new messages, tap Create, then follow the prompts.  To modify an existing message, tap the message, and then edit the text.  Answering/Ending Calls Manage settings for answering and ending calls. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2.
  • Page 123: Call Accessories

    Alerts on call: When enabled, notifications for alarms and new messages play during calls.  When disabled, these notifications will be muted during a call. Call Accessories Configure options for using a headset for calling. 1. Press and then tap >...
  • Page 124: Noise Reduction

    In-call sound EQ: Choose a setting for sounds during a call. You can choose soft or clear  sound, or adapt sound to your left or right ear. Adapt sound: Tap Start, and then follow the onscreen prompts to find the best sound for ...
  • Page 125: Dtmf Tones

    using a special cable that plugs into your phone’s headset jack. If this cable was not provided with your TTY phone, contact your TTY phone manufacturer to purchase the connector cable. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2.
  • Page 126: Hands-free Mode Settings

    3. When Blocking mode is enabled, tap Blocking mode to choose options: Block incoming calls: When enabled, notifications for incoming calls will not display. Tap  the check box next to the option to enable or disable it. Turn off notifications: When enabled, notifications for new messages will not display. Tap ...
  • Page 127: Power Saving Mode Settings

    Message: When enabled, your phone reads out the sender’s information when you receive a  message. Alarm: When enabled, your phone reads out alarm information when an alarm sounds.  Calendar event info: When enabled, your phone reads out event information when a ...
  • Page 128: Accessibility Settings

    Accessibility Settings Your device offers features to make using the device easier for those with certain physical disabilities. Use Accessibility settings to configure these features. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Accessibility to configure options: Tap Auto rotate screen to enable or disable automatic rotation of the screen when you ...
  • Page 129: Language And Input Settings

    Tap the check box next to Flash notification to have your phone blink the Camera flash for notifications. • Tap the ON/OFF switch beside Samsung subtitles (CC) to turn the option on or off, and then tap Samsung subtitles to configure options. •...
  • Page 130: Samsung Keyboard

    Airplane mode. Samsung Keyboard The Samsung Keyboard is an onscreen QWERTY keyboard, so you can enter text by “typing” on the keyboard. Samsung keyboard is enabled by default, and you can choose options for using it.
  • Page 131: Swype Settings

    Keyboard swipe: When enabled, you can enter text by sliding your finger across the keys on  the keyboard. • None: When enabled, Samsung Keyboard will not accept text entry by swiping. • Continuous input: When enabled, you can enter text by swiping your finger across letters on the keyboard.
  • Page 132 • Show complete trace: When enabled, Swype displays the trace of each word until you start the next word. • Auto-capitalization: When enabled, Swype automatically capitalizes the first word of sentences. • Auto-spacing: When enabled, Swype automatically inserts spaces between words as you complete them.
  • Page 133: Voice Search Settings

    1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Language and input, and then tap Text-to-speech options to configure options: Preferred TTS engine: Select Samsung text-to-speech engine, or Google Text-to-speech  Engine. Tap to configure options. ...
  • Page 134: Pointer Speed

    • Default language status: View supported language(s). Not configurable. Pointer Speed Adjust the speed of the pointer, when you use your finger to enter text. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device. 2. Tap Language and input, and then tap Pointer speed. 3.
  • Page 135: Smart Screen Settings

    • Learn about motions: Tap to view demonstrations of each motion.  Hand motions: • Palm swipe to capture: When enabled, you can save a copy of the current screen by swiping the side of your hand across the screen. •...
  • Page 136: Voice Control Settings

    “Previous”, “Pause”, “Play”, “Volume Up”, and “Volume Down”. Accounts Settings When you set up accounts on your phone, such as your Google or Samsung accounts, and your email or social networking accounts, you can synchronize account information between your phone and the account.
  • Page 137: Location Settings

    Cloud: Configure options for synchronizing and backing up information.  • Add account: Sign in to your Samsung account, or create a new Samsung account. You can sync contacts, calendar events, memos, and Internet shortcuts. You can back up Logs, SMS and MMS messages, and current wallpaper settings.
  • Page 138: Security Settings

    Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn location services On or Off. When On, you are allowing  Google’s location service to collect anonymous location data. Some data may be stored on your device, and collection may occur even when no apps are running. After you turn Location on, you can configure settings: Mode: Choose the method your phone uses to determine your location.
  • Page 139: Passwords

    Security policy updates: When enabled, your phone will automatically check for changes to  the security policy and download any updates, to improve security and service. Send security reports: When enabled, your phone will send security reports to Samsung  when it is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Page 140: Application Manager Settings

    Application Manager Settings You can download and install applications from the Google Play Store or Samsung Apps, or create applications using the Android SDK and install them on your device. Use Application manager to manage applications on your device.
  • Page 141: Storage Settings

    2. Tap Battery to view battery usage for apps and services. Tap an item for more information, or to configure options for managing power use. Storage Settings Manage the use of memory resources in your phone’s Device memory, and on an optional installed memory card (not included).
  • Page 142: Activate This Device

    Update Samsung Software: Upgrade to the latest software available for your device.  Update Firmware: Update your phone’s firmware. Follow the prompts to download and ...
  • Page 143 Device name: View your device’s name, and enter a new name if desired.  Model number: View your device’s model number.  Android version: View the firmware version of your device.  Baseband version: View the baseband version of your device. ...
  • Page 144: Copyright Information

    ©2014 Sprint. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. Other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. ©2014 Samsung. Samsung, Galaxy S, and S Beam are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. ©2014 Google. Gmail, Hangouts, Google Maps, YouTube, Android, Google, Picasa, Google Books, Google Mobile Services, and Google Play are trademarks of Google, Inc.
  • Page 145: Index

    Index 4G, 61 Password, 5 About Device, 132 Data Usage, 95 Date and Time, 131 Accessibility, 119 Settings, 119 Display Settings, 103 Accounts, 37 Downloads, 83 Drag, 10 Email, 39 Gmail, 37 Dropbox, 83 Google, 37 Earpiece, 7 Social Network, 49 Editing Text, 20 Accounts and Sync, 126 Email, 39...
  • Page 146 Music Player, 56 S Memo, 86 S Suggest, 88 My Files, 85 Navigation S Voice, 88 Maps, 58 Samsung keyboard, 18 Samsung Keyboard, 120, 121 Scout, 57 Nearby Devices, 100 Scout, 57 NFC, 98 SD Card, 84 Format, 85 Notification Icons, 17...
  • Page 147 LED Indicator, 107 Tools, 81 Sound, 107 Touch, 9 Touch and Hold, 9 Storage, 131 Wallpaper, 103 Touchscreen Wi-Fi, 90 Keyboard, 18 Turn off, 8 Setup Application, 3 Slide, 10 Turn on, 9 Social Network Accounts, 49 Typing, 18 USB Charger/Accessory port, 8 Sound Settings, 107 Video Player, 58, 79...

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