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User Manual

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  • Page 1: User Manual

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

    Intellectual Property All Intellectual Property, as defined below, owned by or which is otherwise the property of Samsung or its respective suppliers relating to the SAMSUNG Phone, including but not limited to, accessories, parts, or software relating there to (the “Phone System”), is proprietary to Samsung and protected under federal laws, state laws, and international treaty provisions.
  • Page 3 Samsung device. During the testing, the device is tested with the security solutions to see if the solutions work with the device as described by the third party security solution providers.
  • Page 5 © 2014 Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC. Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Do you have questions about your Samsung Mobile Phone? For 24 hour information and assistance, we offer a new FAQ/ARS System (Automated Response System) at:
  • Page 6 ® The Bluetooth word mark, figure mark (stylized “B Design”), and combination mark (Bluetooth word mark and “B Design”) are registered trademarks and are wholly owned by the Bluetooth SIG. microSD™ and the microSD logo are Trademarks of the SD Card Association. ®...
  • Page 7 English: Spanish: The online version of the End User Licensing Agreement for your device can be found: Online at:
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Exporting and Importing Contacts ..46 Samsung Account ..... . 12 Deleting Contacts ..... .47 Google Account .
  • Page 9 Options During a Call ....55 Play Movies & TV ..... . 77 Call Forwarding .
  • Page 10 Google Settings ..... . . 111 Samsung Link ......119 Google+ .
  • Page 11 Home Screen Mode ....132 About Phone ......164 Blocking Mode .
  • Page 12: Section 1: Getting Started

    Section 1: Getting Started This section helps you to quickly start using your device. Note: Unless stated otherwise, instructions in this user Understanding This User Manual manual start with the device unlocked, at the Home screen. All screen images in this manual are simulated. The sections of this manual generally follow the features of Actual displays may vary depending on the software your device.
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Phone

    Text Conventions Back Cover This manual provides condensed information about how to The battery and optional memory card are installed under a use your device. To make this possible, the following text removable cover on the back of the device. conventions are used to represent often-used steps: Arrows are used to represent the sequence of selecting successive options in longer, or repetitive, procedures.
  • Page 14: Installing The Battery

    Installing the Battery Removing the battery cover 1. Insert the battery into the opening on the back of the Pull up using the slot provided (1), while lifting the device, making sure the connectors align (1). cover off the device (2). 2. Gently press down to secure the battery (2).
  • Page 15: Installing The Memory Card

    Removing and Installing the Installing the Memory Card Memory Card With the gold contacts facing down, slide the memory card (not included) into the slot and gently push it into You can use a microSD or microSDHC memory card (not included) to expand available memory space if you desire.
  • Page 16: Charging A Battery

    4 hours of charge time. After the first charge, you can use the device while charging. Warning! Use only Samsung-approved charging devices and batteries. Samsung accessories are designed to maximize battery life. Using other accessories may invalidate your warranty and may cause damage.
  • Page 17: Low Battery Indicator

    2. Connect the USB cable to the charging head. Note: Failure to unplug the wall charger before you remove the battery, can cause damage to the device. Low Battery Indicator When the battery is weak and only a few minutes of talk time remain, the battery icon blinks and the device sounds a warning tone at regular intervals.
  • Page 18: Turning The Phone On Or Off

    Turning the Phone On or Off Setup Wizard To turn the phone on: The first time you turn your device on, Setup Wizard will guide you through the basics of setting up your device. 1. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key until the Follow the prompts to choose a default language, set up phone vibrates and starts up.
  • Page 19: Samsung Account

    “Add Account” on page 158. the Google servers. If you did not create a Samsung account when you first set When you turn on your device for the first time, the setup up your device, follow these steps: wizard will guide you through the steps to set up your Google account on your device, or to create a new account.
  • Page 20: Securing Your Phone

    Securing Your Phone Unlocking the Phone Unlock the phone using one of the default unlock screens, or Use your phone’s screen lock features to secure your phone. set an optional Lock screen for increased security. To set a screen lock, use the Lock screen settings. For more Press the Power/Lock Key, then touch and information, see “Lock Screen Options”...
  • Page 21: Section 2: Understanding Your Phone

    Section 2: Understanding Your Phone ® • This section outlines some key features of your phone and SAFE describes the screen and the icons that appear when the • Messaging Services: Text, Picture, Video, Voice, Email, phone is in use. Gmail, and Chat Features of Your Phone •...
  • Page 22: Front

    Front • LED Indicator: Shows phone status when the screen is off. – Blue: Pulses while the phone is turning on or off. Blinks for a missed call, message or other notification, or when Proximity and Earpiece Light Sensors recording voice with the screen off. –...
  • Page 23: Back

    Back • LED Flash: Provides additional light when taking photos or recording video. Camera Lens 3.5mm Headset Jack • Microphones (top and bottom): Captures audio during recording, during phone calls, and video chat. Microphone • Camera Lens: Used when taking photos or recording videos.
  • Page 24: Navigation

    Navigation Touch and Hold Activate items by a touch and hold gesture. For example: Navigate your device’s features using keys and the touch screen. • Touch and hold a widget on the Home screen to move it. • Touch and hold on a field to display a pop-up menu of Warning! Please note that a touch screen responds best to a options.
  • Page 25: Using Motions

    Using Motions • Pan to browse images: Moving the phone in a panning motion while viewing an image moves focus around in the You can use Motions to interact with your device. image. • Shake to update: Shaking the phone starts a scan for Caution! Excessive shaking or impact to the device may cause unintended results.
  • Page 26: Home Screen

    Home Screen Status Bar The Home screen is the starting point for using your phone. You can shortcuts, folders, or widgets for quick access to information and applications. The Home screen consists of multiple panels that extend beyond the display width to provide more space for adding shortcuts, widgets and folders.
  • Page 27: Customizing The Home Screen

    Customizing the Home Screen Notification Panel You can add and delete Home screens. You can have up to Notification icons appear on the Status Bar at the top of the seven Home screens. screen to report new messages, calendar events, device status, and more.
  • Page 28: Status Bar

    Status Bar Accessing Additional Panel Functions In addition to notifications, the Notification Panel also The Status Bar shows network and battery status and other provides quick access to settings. These can be quickly details, including these common icons.. activated or deactivated by toggling them on or off. You can Your phone is actively connected to a 3G network.
  • Page 29 There is a system error or alert. Low battery power. Indicates a security warning. Battery is critically low. A voice call is in progress. Your phone is downloading or has downloaded a file. A call is on hold. An outbound file transfer is in progress. The speakerphone is enabled.
  • Page 30 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified device using the There is a Wi-Fi access point available, but you are not Samsung Link application. connected to it. May also display if there is a communication issue with the target Wireless Access A TTY device has been inserted.
  • Page 31 A screen capture has been taken. Note: To move a shortcut from one screen to another, it must first be deleted from its current screen. Navigate to the Displays when the keyboard is active. new screen, then add the shortcut. Adding a Shortcut from Apps Music is playing, but the app is in the background.
  • Page 32: Deleting A Shortcut

    Widgets Deleting a Shortcut 1. Press Home, and then navigate to the desired Widgets are self-contained applications that reside in either page. your Widgets tab or on the Home screens. Adding a Widget 2. Touch and hold the desired shortcut, and then drag it to the trashcan.
  • Page 33: Adding Folders

    Folders Wallpapers Place folders on the Home screen to organize items. You can choose a picture to display on the Home Screen, Lock screen, or on both the Home and Lock screens. Choose Adding Folders from preloaded wallpapers, or select a photo you have 1. Press Home, and then navigate to the desired downloaded or taken with the Camera.
  • Page 34: Multi Window

    Multi Window Using Multi Window You can use Multi Window to run multiple apps on the same Use Multi window to run two apps on the screen at the same screen. time. Once multiple apps are running on the same screen, you can You can enable Multi window in Settings, and then press and then use them simultaneously, swap their positions or hold...
  • Page 35 To switch the position of the applications: 1. Tap an app to select it. 2. Tap the Command button, and then tap Switch. App #1 To change the size of an app window: Touch and hold the Command button, and then drag it to resize the desired window.
  • Page 36: Entering Text

    Your phone offers multiple ways to enter text: recognition. • Samsung keyboard (default): Samsung’s onscreen You can enable predictive text, to have the Samsung QWERTY keyboard that can be used in both portrait and keyboard match your key touches to common words and landscape orientation.
  • Page 37: Entering Text Using The Samsung Keyboard

    You can configure the Samsung keyboard to your preferences. Voice Space Typing and Paragraph While entering text, touch and hold Options on the More keyboard and then touch Settings in the pop-up Options menu. For more information, refer to “Samsung Keyboard” on page 152. Understanding Your Phone...
  • Page 38: Changing The Text Input Mode

    Changing the Text Input Mode Using ABC Mode 1. If desired, rotate your phone counterclockwise to a There are two main keyboard layout keys that will change Landscape orientation. the onscreen keys within the QWERTY keyboard. The available Text Input modes are: Sym and Abc. 2.
  • Page 39: Predictive Text

    2. Touch at the bottom of the screen. The following touch Settings The Samsung keyboard settings screen displays: screen displays. 3. Touch the desired number, symbol, or emoticon 2. Touch the OFF/ON button to turn Predictive text characters.
  • Page 40: Entering Text Using Handwriting

    Handwriting feature or touch to switch back to • If the red microphone turns gray, then the feature has Samsung keyboard mode. timed out and you should touch the microphone icon to start again. • After you have quit speaking for several seconds, touch...
  • Page 41: Entering Text Using Swype

    Entering Text Using Swype Swype Tips The following example shows how to enter the word “This”. Swype is a text input method that makes it possible to enter Put your finger down on the “T”, and without lifting, glide it a word by sliding your finger or stylus from letter to letter, to the “h”, then to the “i”...
  • Page 42: Swype Settings

    • Double-tap on the word you want to change to correct a misspelled word, then touch the delete key to erase one character. Touch and hold the delete key to erase an entire word. Swype Settings You can configure Swype to your preferences. For more information, refer to “Swype”...
  • Page 43: Section 3: Contacts And Accounts

    Google, Email, enter your credentials and sign in. social networking, and Samsung accounts. Depending on the account, you can choose to synchronize your calendar, 3. The device communicates with the provider’s server to contacts, and other types of content.
  • Page 44: Contacts

    Contacts Creating Contacts 1. Touch Contacts Create contact. Use Contacts to store information for your friends, family, and colleagues, to make contacting them easy. 2. At the Save contact to prompt, select a save option for There are several ways to access Contacts: the contact (options depend on accounts set up): From a Home screen, touch Contacts.
  • Page 45 Updating Contacts from Recent Calls Sending My Local Profile You can send your profile as a vCard by using Bluetooth to Save a phone number from a recent call to create a new other Bluetooth devices, or as an attachment. contact, or update an existing contact.
  • Page 46: Editing An Existing Contact

    Adding Pauses or Waits to Contact Editing an Existing Contact Numbers When editing an existing contact, you can touch a field and change or delete the information, or you can add additional When you call automated systems, you are often required to fields to the contact’s list of information.
  • Page 47: Linking Contacts

    Dialing or Messaging from Contacts Linking Contacts Once you have stored contacts with phone numbers, you can Your device can synchronize with multiple accounts, call those contacts easily and quickly by either using their including Google, Corporate, and other providers, plus social phone number or by using the Search field to locate a networking sites like Facebook.
  • Page 48 Linking Contacts Marking Default Contact Information 1. Touch Contacts. When you use messaging applications, the application needs to know which information is primary (default) in a contact 2. Touch a contact to display it, and then touch entry list. For example, you may have three different Menu Link contact.
  • Page 49: Contacts Options

    Contacts Options • Speed dial setting: Set up speed-dialing. For more information, refer to “Making a Call Using Speed Dial” You can access general options while at the main Contacts on page 52. screen or individual Contact options while in the details •...
  • Page 50: Contact Options

    Contact Options • Add to/Remove from reject list: Add or remove the contact from your reject list. When a contact is on the Configure options for an individual contact. reject list, calls from them are automatically rejected. 1. Touch Contacts. •...
  • Page 51: Groups

    Groups Adding a Contact to a Group 1. Touch Contacts Groups Assign contacts to Groups to make searching for contacts Groups faster or to quickly send messages to group members. There 2. Touch a group, and then touch Add. are several predefined groups, or you can create new ones. 3.
  • Page 52: Editing A Group

    Editing a Group Sending a Message to Group Members To edit a Group entry, there must be at least one member as Create a new text or email message, addressed to a group’s part of the selected group. members. 1. Touch Contacts Groups 1. Touch...
  • Page 53: Favorites

    Favorites Exporting and Importing Contacts Mark contacts with a gold star to identify them as You can export your contact list to and from USB storage or Favorites. Favorites display on the Favorites tab in the Phone an installed memory card (not included). Contacts are and Contacts apps for fast dialing or messaging.
  • Page 54: Deleting Contacts

    Deleting Contacts Sending Namecards (vCards) You can delete Phone or account contact records. You can send a contact namecard as a vCard via Bluetooth, or as an attachment via Gmail or Email. 1. Touch Contacts. 2. Touch and hold a contact that you want to delete then Important! Not all Bluetooth devices accept contacts, and not select Delete from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 55: Speed Dials

    Speed Dials Removing or Reassigning a Speed Dial 1. Touch Contacts. Speed dials are 1-, 2-, or 3-digit shortcuts you assign to contacts, to allow you to quickly call the contact. 2. Touch Menu Speed dial setting. For more information about calling using speed dials, see 3. Touch Menu, then touch an option: “Making a Call Using Speed Dial”...
  • Page 56: Section 4: Call Functions

    Section 4: Call Functions Phone This section describes how to make or answer a call. It also includes the features and functionality associated with Use the Phone app to access the phone Keypad, Recent making or answering a call. calls, Favorites, and Contacts. For information about configuring call settings, see “Call”...
  • Page 57: Making Calls

    Making Calls Making Calls from Contacts A contact is an entry that you have created to store the Your phone offers multiple ways to make calls: name, phone numbers, and other information for people or • Use the Phone Keypad to enter the phone number or groups of interest.
  • Page 58: Making Emergency Calls

    Dialing a Recent Number Making Calls Using S Voice All incoming, outgoing and missed calls are recorded in the Place a call by speaking the name or number. Recent calls log. If the number is saved in Contacts, the 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone contact name also displays.
  • Page 59: Answering A Call

    Making a Call Using Speed Dial To reject a call with a message: Touch and drag the Reject call with message tab You can assign a shortcut number to a phone number in your Contacts List for speed dialing. For more information, refer to upward.
  • Page 60: Recent Calls

    Recent Calls Returning a Missed Call To call a missed call number: The phone stores the numbers of the calls you have dialed, received, or missed in the Call log. The Call log displays the 1. Touch Phone Recent. Recent details of the call.
  • Page 61: Deleting A Call From The Call Log

    Using a Recent Call to Update a Contact Deleting a Call from the Call Log 1. Touch Phone Recent. To use recent call information to create or update a Contact: Recent 1. Touch Phone Recent. 2. Touch and hold the call you want to delete from the Recent Recent calls log.
  • Page 62: Options During A Call

    Call Duration Options During a Call View information about call length. Your phone provides a number of options you can use during a call. 1. Touch Phone Recent. Recent Adjusting the Call Volume 2. Touch Menu Call duration to view information: During a call, to adjust the volume, use the Volume key on the left side of the phone.
  • Page 63 In-Call Options Personalizing Call Sound During a call, you can use options, such as setting up a During a call it may be necessary to adjust the sound of the multi-party call, incoming call by selecting an audio equalizer setting. •...
  • Page 64 Multi-Party Calling Muting Use multi-party call features to set up a call between multiple You can temporarily switch your phone’s microphone off, so callers, such as for a conference call. that the other person cannot hear you. For example, you may use muting if you want to say something to someone in the 1. Establish the first call, by answering an incoming call room, but do not want the person on the phone to hear what...
  • Page 65: Call Forwarding

    Call Forwarding Voicemail You can forward calls to another telephone number. All unanswered calls to your phone are sent to voice mail, even if your phone is turned off, so you will want to set up 1. Touch Phone. your voice mail and personal greeting as soon as you 2. Touch Menu Call settings...
  • Page 66: Section 5: Messaging

    Section 5: Messaging This section describes how to send and receive messages. Note: Messaging service availability depends on your network Types of Messages and service plan. Multimedia Messaging charges apply per your Calling Plan. Monthly plans are available. Your phone supports various types of messaging: Higher rates apply for International Multimedia •...
  • Page 67: Text And Multimedia Messages

    Text and Multimedia Messages – Add to contacts: Add the recipient to your Contacts list. This option only appears if the recipient is not Composing a Message already in your Contacts list. 1. From a Home screen, touch Messaging. – View contact: See information on the recipient.
  • Page 68: Viewing New Messages

    Viewing New Messages Message Threads When you receive a new message, the new message Messages you send and receive are grouped into icon will appear at the top of your screen. conversations, or “threads”. Threads allow you to see all messages to and from the same number together.
  • Page 69: Deleting Messages

    Deleting Messages To access additional message options: 1. Touch Messaging You can delete individual messages from a conversation. 2. Touch a conversation to display it, and then touch and 1. Touch Messaging hold a message bubble for options: 2. Touch a conversation to display it, and then touch •...
  • Page 70: Deleting Threads

    Deleting Threads Search Messages To delete a single message thread: You can enter keywords to search your messages. 1. Touch Messaging 1. Touch Messaging 2. Touch and hold a thread, then touch Delete. 2. Touch Menu Search. 3. At the Delete prompt, touch OK to confirm the deletion. 3. Use the onscreen keyboard to enter a word or phrase, then touch Search.
  • Page 71: Messaging Options

    To view messages that you have saved, access the saved • Draft messages: Display messages you have created, messages folder. but not yet sent. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps My Files. • Locked messages: Display messages you’ve locked to prevent deletion.
  • Page 72 – – Text message limit: Set the maximum number of MMS alert: When enabled, your device alerts you SMS messages per thread. when a message changes from SMS to MMS, such as when you attach a picture. – Multimedia message limit: Set the maximum –...
  • Page 73 – – Select ringtone: Choose a sound for message Alert reminder: Choose whether, and at what alerts. interval, your phone plays a sound to notify you of an Emergency Alert after the Emergency Alert tone has – Vibrate: Configure vibration for message alerts. stopped.
  • Page 74: Emergency Alerts

    Emergency Alerts There are three types of Emergency Alerts: • This device is designed to receive wireless emergency alerts Alerts issued by the President from the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) which may • Alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life (Extreme also be known as the Personal Localized Alerting Network and Severe) (PLAN).
  • Page 75: Email

    Email Switching Between Email Accounts 1. Touch Email. Email enables you to review and create email using various email services. You can also receive text message alerts 2. Touch the Inbox button at the top of the screen. when you receive an important email. Your Email accounts screen displays.
  • Page 76: Composing And Sending Email

    Removing Email Accounts from Composing and Sending Email Your Phone 1. Touch Email. To delete an email account from your phone: 2. If you have multiple accounts set up, choose an 1. Touch Email. account from the menu at the top of the screen. Touch Menu Settings...
  • Page 77: Gmail

    Email Settings Gmail Use the Email Settings to configure your Email preferences. Send and receive emails using Gmail, Google’s web-based email. Note: Available settings depend on the email provider. From a Home screen, touch Apps Gmail. Setting Up Your Gmail Account 1.
  • Page 78: Google

    Refreshing Your Gmail Account Google+ Syncing refreshes your device with the account’s servers. Google+ makes messaging and sharing with your friends a When you set up an email account, you can choose whether lot easier. You can set up Circles of friends, visit the Stream the account syncs in the background or manually.
  • Page 79: Section 6: Multimedia

    Music, Google Play Music, Video, Play Streams the current music file to another device Movies & TV, Gallery, Camera, and Camcorder. via Samsung Link. Music Volume control and SoundAlive. Music is an application that can play music files. Launching Music allows you to navigate through your music library, play Volume control showing volume muted.
  • Page 80 • Add to playlist: Add the current music file to a Displays the current song in the player window. selected playlist. • Via Bluetooth: Scan for devices and pair with a Touch and hold to rewind the song. Touch to go to Bluetooth headset.
  • Page 81: Music Settings

    Music Settings • Lyrics: When activated, displays lyrics when available. • Smart volume: Automatically adjusts each track’s The Music Settings menu allows you to set preferences for volume to an equal level. the Music app such as whether you want the music to play in the background, sound effects, and how the music menu •...
  • Page 82: Adding Music To A Playlist

    Adding Music to a Playlist Editing a Playlist To add files to the playlist: Besides adding and removing music files in a playlist, you can also rename the playlist. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Music. To edit a playlist: 2.
  • Page 83: Google Play Music

    3. The following video controls are available: 3. To configure Play Music settings, touch Menu Streams the current music file to another device Settings. via Samsung Link. 4. For more information, touch Menu Help. Volume control. Volume control showing volume muted.
  • Page 84: Play Movies & Tv

    Play Movies & TV Original size view. The video will be played in its original size. With Google Play Movies & TV, you can rent thousands of different movies and television shows. You can watch Stretch to fit. The video is enlarged to fit the instantly, or download your movie or show for offline viewing screen without becoming distorted.
  • Page 85: Gallery

    Gallery Viewing Photos To view photos: The Gallery can be used to view photos and play back videos. For photos, you can also perform basic editing tasks, view a 1. Touch a thumbnail to view a single photo. slideshow, set photos as wallpaper or contact image, and 2.
  • Page 86: Editing A Photo

    Editing a Photo • Clipboard: Copy the currently selected area to your device’s clipboard. You can edit your photos using the built-in Photo editor • Select all: Select the entire area of the current image. application on your device. The photo editor application provides basic editing functions for photos that you take on 6. Use the following editor controls to edit your photo: your device.
  • Page 87: Viewing Videos

    Viewing Videos Decoration: Touch to display the following options: Note: If no control icons aren’t displayed on the screen, touch Frame: Places a pre-created border style on anywhere on the screen to display them. top of your current image. Sticker: Place various pre-created onscreen 1.
  • Page 88 Using S Beam to Share Photos • Pull them apart. • Verify the image is visible in the preview window on the When this feature is activated with NFC, you can beam large source device (providing the file). files directly to another compatible device that is in direct contact.
  • Page 89: Camera

    Camera Sharing Multiple Photos with S Beam To share multiple photos with S Beam: You can take photographs and record video with your device’s built-in Camera. 1. On the source device (containing the desired image or Taking a Photo video), touch Apps Gallery.
  • Page 90 Sound and Shot 1. From a Home screen, touch Camera. The Sound & shot feature adds up to nine seconds of audio 2. Using the device’s screen as a viewfinder, compose the to your photos. picture by aiming the camera at the subject. You can To take a photo with sound: use these options while composing a picture: 1. From a Home screen, touch...
  • Page 91: Camera Settings

    Camera Settings Configuring Camera Settings To configure Camera settings: Before you start taking photos, use the camera settings to configure the camera for best results. Camera settings are While in Camera mode, touch a settings shortcut or represented by icons on the left side of the screen.
  • Page 92 • Effects: Change the color tone or apply special effects • Guidelines: Turn the guidelines On or Off. to the photo. • Auto share shot: Easily connect to the devices you • Scene mode: Set the Scene to help take the best want to share photos with and then bring the devices photos possible.
  • Page 93: Recording A Video

    Recording a Video Tip: To capture an image from the video while recording, Use your device’s built-in Camcorder to record videos. touch . This feature is not available when the anti-shake feature is activated. 1. From the Home screen, touch Camera.
  • Page 94: Camcorder Settings

    Camcorder Settings • Edit shortcuts: Customize your settings shortcuts. For more information, refer to “Editing Camera Settings Before you start taking videos, use the camcorder settings to Shortcuts” on page 84. configure the camcorder for best results. Camcorder settings are represented by icons on the left side of the screen. •...
  • Page 95: Viewing Your Videos

    • Resolution: Set a size for the video. • White balance: Set the light source. • Guidelines: Turn the guidelines On or Off. • Anti-shake: Reduce image blur due to the movement of the subject of the photo or hand movement. •...
  • Page 96: Section 7: Connections

    Section 7: Connections Turning Wi-Fi On or Off This section describes the various connections your device can make including Wi-Fi, NFC, S Beam, Bluetooth, and When you turn Wi-Fi service on, your device automatically Connecting your PC. searches for nearby available Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi 1.
  • Page 97 Connect to a Wi-Fi Network 4. Touch the Security field and select a security option. This must match the current security setting on your 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings target WAP. Wi-Fi. 5. If secured, you will also need to enter your WAP’s The network names and security settings (Open password.
  • Page 98 Manually Scan for a Wi-Fi Network Wi-Fi Direct 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Wi-Fi Direct allows device-to-device connections so you can Wi-Fi. transfer large amounts of data over a Wi-Fi connection. 2. Touch Scan. Note: See your service plan for applicable charges for All available Wi-Fi networks are displayed.
  • Page 99: Nfc

    7. The other device has 2 minutes to touch Accept for the The file is transferred and the other device will receive connection to be made. a screen notification that a Wi-Fi file has been received. The file can be found in My Files All files 8. Once connected, the other device will show as Device storage in the ShareViaWifi folder.
  • Page 100: S Beam

    S Beam Bluetooth About Bluetooth Share more and share it faster with S Beam. From photos to documents, large video files to maps, you can share almost Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology that anything instantly with one touch, simply by placing your is used to connect wirelessly to a number of Bluetooth devices back-to-back.
  • Page 101: Turning Bluetooth On Or Off

    Turning Bluetooth On or Off Bluetooth Profiles 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Bluetooth profiles are specifications for services supported Bluetooth. by individual devices. Profiles improve the ability of different devices to work together. Your device supports these 2. Touch the OFF/ON button to turn Bluetooth ON Bluetooth profiles: or OFF...
  • Page 102: Pairing With A Bluetooth Device

    • Message Access Profile: MAP 1.0 allows exchange of To pair your device with another Bluetooth device: text messages between devices, such as with an 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings automotive hands-free device. Bluetooth. • Health Device Profile: HDP allows communication with 2.
  • Page 103 Unparing a Paired Device Note: Due to different specifications and features of other Unpairing a device from your list removes its “connection Bluetooth-compatible devices, display and operations record” and upon reconnection would require that you may be different, and functions such as transfer or re-enter all the previous pairing information.
  • Page 104: Mobile Hotspot

    Sending Contacts with Bluetooth Note: The external Bluetooth device must be visible and Depending on your paired devices’ settings and capabilities, communicating for the pairing to be successful. you may be able to send photos, Contact information, or other items using a Bluetooth connection. Sharing a contact’s 7. A Bluetooth share notification will appear in your information is an example of this process.
  • Page 105 Connect a Device 4. Touch Allowed devices to view the Allowed Devices list. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings. 5. To add a new device to the Allowed devices list: 2. Touch More settings Mobile Hotspot. • Touch Add device.
  • Page 106: Tethering

    Mobile Hotspot Settings Tethering 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings. Use feature lets you share your device’s mobile data connection via USB or Bluetooth. 2. Touch More settings Mobile Hotspot. 3. Touch Configure for options: Important! Tethering consumes battery power and increases your data usage.
  • Page 107: Connecting To A Computer

    • Bluetooth tethering: Share your mobile data 2. From the Home screen, sweep your finger downward connection via Bluetooth. to display Notifications. Touch the alert. – Activate Bluetooth and make sure your device is 3. Select a connection method: visible, then touch Bluetooth tethering to activate •...
  • Page 108: Connecting To Video Devices

    5-pin cables and ports. If you have an HDTV Smart Adaptor that is not labeled for use with the Galaxy S III, an MHL ™ Cable Adapter (not included) is required to connect your Galaxy S III to your HDTV.
  • Page 109: Section 8: Applications

    Section 8: Applications Downloading and Installing Apps This section contains a description of each application that is available on the Apps screen, its function, and how to Find new apps to download and install on your device from navigate through that particular application. If the application the Google Play Store.
  • Page 110 Uninstalling Apps To manually change the order of the icons on the Apps screen: You can uninstall apps you download and install. Pre-loaded 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. apps cannot be uninstalled. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps.
  • Page 111: Creating Application Folders

    Navigating Through the Application 2. Touch the Apps tab at the top of the screen if it is not Menus already selected. Your device initially has three Application Menus available. 3. Touch Menu, and then touch Edit. Follow these steps to navigate through the Application 4. Touch and hold the first application that you would like Menus: to move to a folder.
  • Page 112: Application Menu

    Adding a New Page to the Apps Screen Options Application Menu 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. You can add a new page to your application menu by 2. Touch Menu for these options: following these steps: • Play Store: Launch Google Play Store, to browse for 1.
  • Page 113: Task Manager

    Application Information provider directly and not from Samsung. Task Manager To view information about an App, such as the amount of storage it uses, force the App to stop, uninstall updates, and...
  • Page 114: Calculator

    • Touch the RAM tab to display the amount of RAM 3. Enter the operation for your calculation by touching the (Random Access Memory) in use. corresponding onscreen arithmetic function key. • Touch Clear memory to clear processes to increase 4. Enter the second number.
  • Page 115: Camera

    2. The following tabs are available on the right side of the • Sync: Synchronize your calendar with one or all of your display: accounts. This option only appears when an account has been opened. • Year: Display the Year view. •...
  • Page 116: Clock

    Clock Downloads The Clock application allows you to access alarms, view the View and manage files and other items you download to World Clock, set a stopwatch, and use a timer. your device. Touch Clock. 1. Touch Downloads. The Clock application includes these features: 2. Touch an item to open it (if an appropriate application is installed.) •...
  • Page 117: Email

    Email Gallery Send and receive email using popular email services. The Gallery is where you view photos and play back videos. For photos, you can also perform basic editing tasks, view a Touch Email. slideshow, set photos as wallpaper or contact image, and For more information, refer to “Email”...
  • Page 118: Google

    Google Google Settings The Google Search Bar provides you an onscreen Internet Use this app to manage your Google settings. search engine powered by Google. 1. Touch Google Settings. 1. From the main Home screen, touch the Google Search 2. Select onscreen option, such as Connected apps, Google+, Play Games, Locations, and so on.
  • Page 119: Group Play

    Group Play Hangouts Share currently viewed documents or photos, or currently Hangouts is a free web-based application for instant playing music files with other devices connected to the same messaging offered by Google. You can connect with your Wi-Fi network and your device. friends across computers and various Android devices.
  • Page 120: Maps

    Maps Note: Selecting GPS & Verizon location services allows you Depending on your location, you can view basic, custom, and to locate places of interest at the street-level. However, satellite maps and local business information, including this also requires a clear view of the sky and uses more locations, contact information, and driving directions.
  • Page 121: Music

    Music 3. If All files is chosen: Music allows you to play music files that you have stored on • Touch Device storage to see the contents of your your device and memory card (not included). You can also internal SD card. create playlists.
  • Page 122: My Verizon Mobile

    My Verizon Mobile Paper Artist View details and manage your Verizon Wireless account. This graphic application provides a user with the ability to start from either an empty canvas or by importing a picture Note: No airtime or minute charges apply when accessing from your Gallery or as a new image.
  • Page 123: Play Books

    Play Books Play Movies & TV With Google Play Books, discovering your favorite books and With Google Play Movies & TV, you can rent thousands of authors has never been easier. Use Google Play Books to different movies, to watch instantly, or download for offline shop the world's largest selection of e-books and read them viewing later.
  • Page 124: Play Store

    Play Store Installing Applications Use this application to purchase and download applications Google Play Store provides access to downloadable and games that are able to run on the device. applications and games to install on your device. It also allows you to provide feedback and comments about an 1. Touch Play Store.
  • Page 125: S Memo

    Uninstalling Applications 4. Touch OPEN to open the app on your device. To uninstall applications purchased from Play Store: 5. Touch UPDATE to immediately update the app on your device. Touch Play Store and then touch My apps, select an application to delete in the list of installed S Memo applications, and then touch UNINSTALL.
  • Page 126: S Voice

    S Voice Samsung Link Use S Voice to speak commands to perform operations on Use this application to share and play content across smart your device, and to speak criteria for searches and other devices anywhere, anytime. operations. Just speak naturally, and S Voice understands Touch Samsung Link.
  • Page 127: Verizon Tones

    Verizon Tones Voice Recorder Browse the Verizon catalog for the latest songs from your Record your voice or other sounds, and share recordings via favorite Artists and convert them to a Ringback Tone or use it Bluetooth, Messaging, or Gmail. as Ringtone content.
  • Page 128: Section 9: Settings

    Section 9: Settings Airplane Mode This section explains the settings used for customizing your device. If settings are described in another section of this Airplane mode allows you to use many of your device’s user manual, then a cross reference to that description is features, such as Camera, Games, and more, when you are provided.
  • Page 129: Wi-fi

    Wi-Fi Touch Menu Advanced. This section describes the Wi-Fi settings. For information on The following options are available: how to use Wi-Fi, see “Wi-Fi” on page 89. • Wi-Fi notifications: Alerts you when a new WAP is Activating Wi-Fi available. 1.
  • Page 130: Bluetooth

    Activating Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth Wi-Fi Direct allows device-to-device connections so you can In this menu you can activate Bluetooth, view or assign a transfer large amounts of data over a Wi-Fi connection. device name, activate your phone so other Bluetooth devices can discover it, or scan for other, available Bluetooth devices 1.
  • Page 131: Bluetooth Settings Menu

    Bluetooth Settings Menu Make Your Device Visible To access the Bluetooth Settings menu: To make your device visible: 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings 1. From the Bluetooth settings screen, touch Menu Visibility timeout. Bluetooth. Making your device visible allows it to be detected by 2.
  • Page 132: Data Usage

    Data Usage Note: Data is measured by your device. Your service provider From this screen you can view your Mobile data usage and may account for data usage differently. turn your Mobile data capability On or Off. 6. Touch Menu to display additional options. Touch 1.
  • Page 133: More Settings

    More Settings Mobile Networks Set options for network selection and data service. This option displays additional Connectivity information. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Important! Depending on your service plan, changes you More settings. make to mobile networks settings may incur extra Options display for Mobile networks, VPN, NFC, charges.
  • Page 134 Mobile Hotspot 4. If the target device is not in your Allowed devices list, All devices. Use your device as an Access Point (AP), connecting up to ten devices via a Wi-Fi network to the Internet. 5. On the target device, activate Wi-Fi and scan for Wi-Fi Enable Mobile Hotspot hotspots.
  • Page 135 Mobile Hotspot Settings 6. To remove a device from the Allowed devices list: 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings. • Touch Delete. 2. Touch More settings Mobile Hotspot. • Touch each device you want to delete, or tap Select all.
  • Page 136: Adding A Vpn

    Tethering Use feature lets you share your device’s mobile data Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). connection via USB or Bluetooth. Adding a VPN 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings More settings...
  • Page 137: Nearby Devices

    S Beam Configure an Advanced IPsec VPN 1. Touch Advanced IPsec VPN and then touch When S Beam is activated, you can beam files to another Add VPN Connection. NFC-capable device by holding the devices close together. You can beam images and videos from your Gallery, music 2. Enter a password, confirm the password, and touch files from your Music app, and more.
  • Page 138: Screen Mirroring

    Screen Mirroring When enabled, the Nearby devices icon displays in the Status Bar. Use the Screen Mirroring feature to share media files on your device with an HDMI device, such as an HDMI TV. 4. In the Advanced section, set the following options: •...
  • Page 139: Home Screen Mode

    Home Screen Mode Blocking Mode Home screen mode allows you to set your display to the When Blocking mode is enabled, notifications for selected conventional layout of Standard mode or provide an easier features are disabled. You only receive notifications of user experience for the first-time smartphone users using incoming calls from people on your allowed list.
  • Page 140: Hands-free Mode

    Hands-Free Mode Call When Hands-free mode is enabled, incoming calls and To access the Call settings menu: notifications are read out automatically. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Call. Hands-free mode. –...
  • Page 141: Answering And Ending Calls

    Answering and Ending Calls 3. Touch Call block list. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings 4. Touch Create to manually add numbers to the Call Answering/ending calls. Call block list. The following options are available: 5. Touch Unknown number, to create a check mark and automatically reject all calls that are not in your •...
  • Page 142: Call Alerts

    Call Alerts Call Accessories 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Call Call alerts. Call Call accessories. 2. Touch the following options to create a check mark and The following options are available: activate the features: •...
  • Page 143: Ringtones And Keypad Tones

    Ringtones and Keypad Tones Personalize Call Sound Choose tones and/or vibration to play for incoming calls and Choose options for call audio, in cases where you might need keypad touches. the sound softer or more clear, or optimized for your right or left ear.
  • Page 144: Increase Volume In Pocket

    Increase Volume in Pocket Voicemail Settings When enabled, the device uses the proximity sensor to detect You can view or modify your voicemail number from this when the device is in a pocket or other close-fitting location menu. such as a purse or bag, and increases the volume for 1.
  • Page 145: Sound

    Vibrate • DTMF tones: Set the length of Dual-tone Multi- frequency tones, which play when you use the keypad This option allows you select vibration settings for Voicemail during a call, such as when navigating device menus. alerts. • Voice privacy: Enable or disable Enhanced voice 1.
  • Page 146: Vibration Intensity

    Vibration Intensity Vibrations This option allows you to set the vibration intensity of This option allows you to set your phone to vibrate and ring. incoming calls, notifications, and Haptic feedback. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Sound.
  • Page 147: Vibrate When Ringing

    Samsung Applications The Feedback settings determine the tones and haptic feedback when you use the dialing pad, make a screen Set sound profiles for the following Samsung applications: selection, lock your screen, or touch the screen. • Call: Set ringtones and notification sounds for incoming 1.
  • Page 148: Display

    HDMI • Notification panel: Set the brightness of your notification panel and also select the quick setting To set the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) audio buttons that you want to display at the top of the setting. notification panel. For more information, refer to 1.
  • Page 149: Storage

    Storage • Daydream: Control what your screen does when your device is docked or sleeping. Touch the OFF/ON button From this menu you can view the memory allocation for the to turn the option ON . Follow the onscreen memory card (not included) and USB as well as mount or instructions.
  • Page 150: Power Saving Mode

    SD Card Power Saving Mode Your device lets you use a microSD (SD) or microSDHC card Power saving mode allows you to manage your device to to expand available memory space. This secure digital card conserve power. enables you to exchange images, music, and data between 1.
  • Page 151: Battery

    Battery Application Manager See how much battery power is used for device activities. You can download and install applications from Play Store or create applications using the Android SDK and install them 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings on your device.
  • Page 152: Running Services

    Downloaded 6. Touch an application to view and update information about the application, including memory usage, default Displays apps you have downloaded onto your device. settings, and permissions. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Running Services Application manager. View and control services running on your device.
  • Page 153: Location Services

    • E911: View only field. You cannot turn off E911 Warning! Not all services can be stopped. Stopping services Location on any cell phone. may have undesirable consequences on the • Mode: Select the mode for Location services. Choose application or Android System. from: –...
  • Page 154: Lock Screen

    Lock Screen Lock Screen Options Activate or deactivate various Unlock screen functions. Choose settings for unlocking your screen. For more information about using the lock and unlock features, see Note: The Lock screen options will differ depending on what “Securing Your Phone” on page 13. type of Screen Lock you have selected in Step 2.
  • Page 155 • Unlock effect: Set the effect you receive when • Lock automatically: The screen automatically locks 5 unlocking the device. You can select None, Ripple seconds after the screen turns off. effect, or Light effect. • Lock instantly with power key: When enabled, the •...
  • Page 156: Security

    Security Pattern Options • Lock screen widgets: Lock the widgets that are The Security settings allow you to determine the security level for your device. displayed on your home screens. Encryption • Make pattern visible: See the pattern as you draw it. •...
  • Page 157: Make Passwords Visible

    Make Passwords Visible Note: If a device uses multiple enabled administration When enabled, password characters display briefly as you applications, the strictest policy is enforced. touch them while entering passwords. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Security.
  • Page 158: Credential Storage

    Credential Storage Caution! When you disable a system CA certificate, the If a certificate authority (CA) certificate gets compromised or Turn off button changes to Turn on, so you can for some other reason you do not trust it, you can disable or enable the certificate again, if necessary.
  • Page 159: Language And Input

    Language Samsung Keyboard You can change the language used by your device by From this menu you can set Samsung keyboard options. following these steps: 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings 1.
  • Page 160 The following options are available: • Auto capitalization: Automatically capitalize the first – Personalized data: Use personal language that you letter of the first word in each sentence (standard have added to make your prediction results better. English style). – Learn from Gmail: When logged in to your Gmail •...
  • Page 161: Google Voice Typing

    • Gestures: Display helpful information on using • Tutorial: Display more information about using the gestures while using Swype. Samsung keyboard. • Help: Touch How to Swype to view an onscreen • Reset settings: Reset the keyboard settings back to manual for Swype.
  • Page 162: Speech Settings

    Speech Settings 3. Touch Text-to-speech options and select Samsung text-to-speech engine or This menu allows you to set the speech settings for Voice Google Text-to-speech Engine. input. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings 4. Touch next to the preferred TTS engine and Language and input.
  • Page 163: Backup And Reset

    Backup and Reset Factory Data Reset From this menu you can reset your device and sound settings The Backup and reset settings allow you to back up your to the factory default settings and delete all data. data, back up accounts, automatically restore your device, and reset all settings to the factory settings.
  • Page 164: Backup Assistant Plus

    Reset Settings Backup Assistant Plus From this menu you can reset your device and sound settings Backup Assistant Plus is a free service that protects your to the default settings without deleting your data. contacts by saving to a secure web site. If your device is lost, stolen or damaged, or if you change phones, Backup 1.
  • Page 165: Add Account

    Add Account Synchronizing Accounts Select the items you want to synchronize on your account This menu allows you to set up, manage, and synchronize such as Books, Calendar, Contacts, and more. accounts, including your Google and email accounts. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings For more information about managing applications, see...
  • Page 166: Motion

    Removing an Account Motion The Motion settings allow you to set up various Motion Important! Removing an account also deletes all of its activation services. For more information on using motions, messages, contacts, and other data from the see “Using Motions” on page 18. device.
  • Page 167 • Smart alert: Pickup the device to be alerted and • Turn over to mute/pause: Once enabled, mute notified if you have missed any calls or messages. incoming calls and any playing sounds by turning the device display down on a surface. This is the opposite •...
  • Page 168: Voice Control

    Voice Control Note: If you set the alert type for calls or alarms to vibration, The Voice control settings allow you to set up voice voice control is not available. commands to control your device. Accessories 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Voice control.
  • Page 169: Date And Time

    Date and Time Accessibility This menu allows you to change the current time and date Accessibility services are special features to make using the displayed. device easier for those with certain physical disabilities. Use the Accessibility settings to activate these services. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings...
  • Page 170 • Speak passwords: Read out password information. • Magnification gestures: Use exaggerated gestures such as triple-tapping, double pinching, and dragging • Answering/ending calls: Accept incoming calls by two fingers across the screen. pressing the home key or end calls using the power key.
  • Page 171: About Phone

    (when available). your phone. The phone automatically updates with the • Samsung subtitles (CC): Enable Samsung subtitles latest available software when you access this option. (CC) (when available). • Status: The Battery status, Battery level (percentage), •...
  • Page 172: Software Update

    • Android version: Android version loaded on this phone. • Baseband version: Baseband version loaded on this phone. • Kernel version: Kernel version loaded on this phone. • Build number: Software, build number. • SE for Android status: Current SE for Android status. •...
  • Page 173: Index

    Index uninstalling 103 Call Functions 49 updating 102 Adjusting the Call Volume 55 Abc Mode 31 Answering a Call 52 About Device 164 Call Back Missed Call 53 Accounts 158 Backing up your data 156 Call Duration 55 adding a Google account 36 Battery Call forwarding 58 setting up 36...
  • Page 174 Calls creating 37 emergency 51 deleting contact entries 47 Editing a Photo 79 from Favorites 50 Dialing a Number 40 Email 68 three-way 57 exporting and importing 46 combined Inbox 68 Camcorder favorites 46 composing and sending 69 settings 87 finding a contact entry 40 refreshing your accounts 68 Camcorder Options...
  • Page 175 Play Movies & TV 116 Home Screen Play Music 76 116 folders 26 Gallery 78 Play Newsstand 116 Home screen 21 viewing photos 78 Play Store 117 Home screen mode 132 viewing videos 80 Search Bar 111 Hotspots 125 Gestures setting up an account 36 browse image 160 Settings 111...
  • Page 176 Lock Screen 147 microSD card 8 143 playlists 74 Say Wake-Up Command 148 Installing 8 removing music 75 Shortcuts 147 Removing 8 settings 74 microSDHC card 8 143 Mute 56 Mobile Hotspot 127 Muting a Call 57 Maps 113 connecting a device 98 127 My Files 114 Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) 100...
  • Page 177 Portable Hotspot Samsung Hub 113 119 allowed devices 98 127 Samsung Keyboard Page Buddy 141 Power Saving Mode 143 entering text 29 Paper Artist 115 Powering settings 152 Personal Localized Alerting Network Off 11 Samsung keyboard (PLAN) 67 On 11...
  • Page 178 Symbol/Numeric Mode 32 Video player 76 Synchronizing Accounts 158 Voice control 161 Voice Recorder 120 Voicemail 11 Task Manager 13 106 checking 58 Text Input setting up 58 Abc mode 31 Volume 138 Methods 29 numeric mode 32 symbol mode 32 Widgets Timer Gmail 110...

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