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  • Page 1: User Manual

    L T E 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 Internet Address: ©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 ® ® Nuance , VSuite™, T9 Text Input, and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc., or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. ® ACCESS and NetFront™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries. ®...
  • Page 7 Online Legal Information The online version of the Health/Safety and Warranty guide for your device can be found at: English: The online version of the End User Licensing Agreement for your device can be found: Online at:
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Section 1: Getting Started ......5 Section 4: Calling ........Understanding This User Manual ... . 5 Making Calls ......Set Up Your Device .
  • Page 9 Section 6: Applications ......59 Group Play ......75 Hangouts ......75 Manage Applications .
  • Page 10 S Beam ......98 Samsung Hub ......82 Nearby Devices .
  • Page 11 Accessories ......126 Accessibility Settings ....127 Language and Input .
  • Page 12: Section 1: Getting Started

    Section 1: Getting Started Understanding This User Manual Note: Unless stated otherwise, instructions in this User Manual The sections of this manual generally follow the features of start with the device unlocked, at the Home screen. your device. A robust index for features begins on page 145. Also included is important safety information beginning on All screen images in this manual are simulated.
  • Page 13: Set Up Your Device

    Set Up Your Device Text Conventions This manual provides condensed information about how to Install the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card, battery, and use your device. To make this possible, the following text optional memory card (not included), and then charge the conventions are used to represent frequently-used steps: battery to begin using your device.
  • Page 14: Install The Sim Card

    Install the SIM Card Install a Memory Card A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card stores your phone Your device can use an optional microSD card (not included) number and information about your wireless service. for additional storage of files and data. Caution! Turn the device off before installing or removing the SIM card.
  • Page 15: Install The 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 Insert the battery into the device, aligning the gold batteries. Samsung accessories are designed to contacts on the battery with the gold contacts in the maximize battery life.
  • Page 16: Charge The Battery

    Charge the Battery Battery Indicator The battery icon in the Status Bar shows battery power Your device comes with a Charging Head and USB cable for level. Before the battery becomes too low to operate, the charging your device from any standard power outlet. battery icon flashes and a tone plays.
  • Page 17: Securing Your Device

    Securing Your Device Unlock the Device Unlock the device using one of the default lock screens, or Use your device’s screen lock features to secure your device. use Screen lock options for increased security. Note: Unless stated otherwise, instructions in this User Manual Press the Power/Lock Key, then touch and start with the device unlocked, at the Home screen.
  • Page 18: Section 2: Understanding Your Device

    Section 2: Understanding Your Device Features • Download and install apps from Samsung Apps • • Multiple Messaging Options: Text/Multimedia Messaging, LTE network with 1.7 gigahertz dual-core processor Google+, and Google Hangouts. • Android 4.4 platform • Brilliant 4.3" qHD sAMOLED display •...
  • Page 19: Front

    Front 3. Proximity and Light Sensors: The Proximity sensor detects the presence of objects near the phone, such as when using motion settings. The Light sensor detects the ambient light level, such as when automatically setting screen brightness. 4. Front Camera: Take pictures and record videos of yourself.
  • Page 20: Back

    8. Back Key: Return to the previous screen, or close a 1. Infrared Transmitter: Used to control other devices. dialog box, options menu, the Notifications panel, or 2. Microphones (top and bottom): Capture audio during on-screen keyboard. recording, during phone calls, and video chat. Back 3. 3.5 mm Headset Jack: Connects an optional headset for listening to music and convenient, hands-free...
  • Page 21: Home Screen

    Home Screen Note: All screen images in this manual are simulated. Actual The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. displays may vary, depending on the software version of your device and any changes to the device’s Settings. Status Bar (displays Extended Home Screen network status,...
  • Page 22: Status Bar

    Status Bar Add and Remove Home Screen Panels Your device comes with 5 default Home screen panels. The Status Bar shows network and battery status and other details, including these common icons. You can customize the Home screen to include up to seven panels.
  • Page 23 4G LTE Connection: device is active on a 4G LTE Bluetooth Paired: Your device is paired with system. The arrows are colored when data is another Bluetooth device. being transferred. New Message: You have new message(s). Signal Strength: Current signal strength. The New Voicemail: You have new voicemail.
  • Page 24 Notifications Shade Vibrate: Vibrate Silent mode is active. The Notifications shade displays information about Music Playing: Music is playing, but the app is in connections, alerts, new messages, and more. It also has the background. You can control playback from Quick settings-buttons which allow you to quickly access Notifications, or from Music player.
  • Page 25: Quick Settings

    Quick Settings • NFC: Use NFC (Near Field Communication) to share information between your phone and another NFC device by touching the Use Quick settings at the top of the Notifications shade to devices together, typically back-to-back. (See “NFC” on control popular settings.
  • Page 26: Customizing Your Home Screen

    Customizing Your Home Screen Adding a Shortcut or Widget You can customize the Home screen by adding shortcuts You can customize your Home screen by doing the following: and widgets. • Creating Shortcuts 1. Touch and hold an empty area of the Home screen. •...
  • Page 27: Adding Folders

    Folders Note: You can also set Wallpaper in Settings. For more Place folders on the Home screen to organize items. information, see “Wallpaper” on page 110. Adding Folders 1. Touch and hold an empty area of the Home screen. 1. Navigate to a Home screen panel, then touch and hold On the pop-up menu, touch Folder.
  • Page 28: Motions And Gestures

    Motions and Gestures Swipe Swipe your finger across the screen. For example: You can use gestures and motions to navigate your device’s • Unlocking the screen features. • Scrolling the Home screen or a menu Warning! Please note that a touch screen responds best to a •...
  • Page 29: Palm Motion

    Motion Touch and hold on the screen, then move the phone in a Your phone recognizes motion, to allow you to navigate and side-to-side motion. access features by moving the phone in specific gestures. • Move an icon: Pan the phone to move a highlighted icon to a new To use gestures, enable the Motion settings.
  • Page 30: Smart Stay

    Smart Stay Voice Control Smart stay is a Smart screen features use the front camera Use voice commands to control and interact with the phone: to detect when you are facing the screen. Some factors • Incoming calls: Say “Answer” or “Reject” to answer or reject a that may affect the ability of the front camera to detect your call.
  • Page 31: Entering Text

    Google voice typing allows you to speak your entries. entry method. • 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 32 To enter less-common symbols, tap , then touch speech recognition. the corresponding key. You can enable predictive text, to have the Samsung To enter numbers, tap , then tap the number keys. Using Google Voice Typing from the keyboard match your key touches to common words and Samsung Keyboard displays them.
  • Page 33: Using Google Voice Typing

    Using Google Voice Typing Configure Swype Configure Swype options in the Language and input settings. Use your voice to enter text using the Google Voice typing • feature. While entering text, touch and hold Swype. While entering text, touch and drag downward from the •...
  • Page 34 The Editing Keyboard The Editing Keyboard provides a quick way to move the cursor and highlight text. If the application in which you are working supports editing, you can cut, copy or paste highlighted text. Swype from Swype to Using Swype Voice Input Enter text by speaking.
  • Page 35: Section 3: Accounts And Contacts

    Your Samsung Account contacts, and other types of content. Create a Samsung Account for access to Samsung apps on Contacts from your accounts appear in your device’s your device, including Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, and Contacts.
  • Page 36: Set Up Your Accounts

    Not all settings are available for all accounts. See your account service provider for or touch Profile to manage Samsung account settings more information. or Backup and Restore to set Samsung account back up and restore options. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps –...
  • Page 37: Contacts

    Contacts Create a Contact 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts Use Contacts to store information for your friends, family and Contacts Create contact. colleagues, making contacting them easy. 2. Touch Device to store the contact on your phone, or Access Contacts touch an account to store the contact.
  • Page 38 Create Contacts from Recent Calls • Touch Ringtone to choose a ringtone to play for calls from the contact. Use a phone number from a recent call to create a new contact or update an existing contact. • Touch Message alert to choose a ringtone to play for new messages from the contact.
  • Page 39: Delete Contacts

    Update a Contact Update Contacts from the Phone Keypad Enter a phone number with the Phone Keypad, then save it. Make changes to update an existing contact. 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone. 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts Contacts 2.
  • Page 40: Manage Contacts

    • Share namecard via: Share contact(s) with others using Bluetooth, ChatON, Email, Gmail, Messaging, or Wi-Fi Direct. • Merge accounts: Combine contacts with a Google or Samsung Account. • Accounts: Display accounts set up on your phone. • Speed dial setting: Assign a speed dial numbers to contacts.
  • Page 41 My Local Profile Individual Contact Options 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts My local profile is your own contact record, listed under ME Contacts 2. Touch a contact to display it, then touch Menu: at the beginning of the Contacts list. Create My Local Profile •...
  • Page 42: Linking Contacts

    Linking Contacts Share Contact Information When you have contacts from various sources (Gmail, phone, You can send a contact namecard as a vCard via Bluetooth, Facebook, etc.), you may have multiple similar entries for a as an attachment via ChatON, Email, Gmail, or Messaging, or single contact.
  • Page 43 Favorites Remove a Contact from Favorites 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts Mark contacts with a star to identify them as Favorites. Favorites. Favorites display on the Favorites tab on the Phone app and 2. Touch and hold on a contact, then select Remove from Contacts app for quick dialing or messaging.
  • Page 44 Groups Add Contacts to a Group 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts Assign contacts to Groups to make searching for contacts Groups. faster, or to quickly call or send messages to group members. Your device comes with pre-loaded groups, and 2. Touch a Group to display it, then touch you can create new groups.
  • Page 45: Import And Export Contacts

    Send an Email or Message to Group Members Delete a Group 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts Create a new text or email message, addressed to the Groups. group’s members. 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts 2. Touch Menu, then touch Delete groups.
  • Page 46: Speed Dials

    Speed Dials Remove or Reassign a Speed Dial 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts Speed dials are 1-, 2-, or 3-digit shortcuts (1 to 100) you Contacts. assign to contacts, to allow you to quickly call the contact. Contacts 2. Touch Menu, then touch Speed dial setting.
  • Page 47: Section 4: Calling

    Section 4: Calling Making Calls Making Calls Using Speed Dials Speed Dials are 1-, 2-, or 3-digit shortcuts (1 to 100) you Your device offers multiple ways to make calls: assign to contacts, to allow you to quickly call the contact. •...
  • Page 48 Making Calls Using S Voice Making Calls Using Favorites Place a call by speaking the name or number. Favorites are contacts that you designate as favorites by starring them. For more information about creating favorites, 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone see “Favorites”...
  • Page 49: Multi-party Calling

    Multi-Party Calling Send Calls to Voicemail When your device alerts you to an incoming call, you can Use multi-party call features to set up a call between multiple reject the call and access voicemail, or reject the call and callers, such as for a conference call. send a message to the caller.
  • Page 50: End A Call

    Options During a Call Recent Calls While in a call, you can use these features: When you place, answer, or miss a call, a record of the call is • Add call: Display the Dialer to set up a multi-party call. saved in Recent calls.
  • Page 51: Managing Recent Calls

    Create or Update Contacts Using Recent Calls Filtering Records 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone 2. While viewing the calls, touch Menu View. 2. Touch and hold on a call, then select Add to contacts from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 52: Voice Mail

    Voice Mail All unanswered calls to your device are sent to voicemail, even if your device is turned off, so you’ll want to set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as you activate your device. For more information, see “Voicemail” on page 122. Call Settings For information on configuring call settings, see “Call Settings”...
  • Page 53: Section 5: Messaging

    Section 5: Messaging This section describes how to send and receive different Important! When creating a message, adding an image, a types of messages. It also includes the features and sound file, or a video clip to a text message functionality associated with messaging.
  • Page 54: Create And Send Messages

    Create and Send Messages • Record video: Launch the Camera to record a video, and then add it to your message by touchping Save. Quickly compose and sent text and multimedia messages on • Audio: Choose a sound from Music. your phone.
  • Page 55: Managing Messages

    Options While Composing a Message • Discard: Delete the current message. • Translate: Launch S Translate. Here you can both assign the While composing a message, press to reveal additional messaging options: sender’s original language and assign a target language for the •...
  • Page 56: Reply To A Message

    • If a message contains a phone number, touch the message 3. From the pop-up menu, touch Delete or Delete thread. and then touch the phone number to dial the number or add it Tip: To delete several message threads at once, touch to your contacts.
  • Page 57: Messaging Settings

    • Delete threads: Delete message threads. Touch each • Delete old messages: Automatically delete the oldest messages message thread you want to delete, or touch Select all. when the maximum number of messages is reached. Set the Touch Delete. maximum number of messages with the Text message limit and Multimedia message limit settings below.
  • Page 58 • Roaming auto retrieve: Control whether message attachment(s) • Emergency Alerts: Configure emergency alert settings. You can are automatically downloaded while your phone is in roaming enable or disable some alerts: Extreme Alert, Severe Alert, Amber mode. Alert, and Emergency alert test messages. You cannot disable Presidential alerts.
  • Page 59: Emergency Alerts

    Emergency Alerts • Add to spam numbers: Add telephone numbers which will be automatically flagged as spam, when Spam settings is enabled. This device is designed to receive wireless emergency alerts • Add to spam phrases: Add text phrases which will be from the Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS) which may also be known as the Personal Localized Alerting automatically flagged as spam, when Spam settings is enabled.
  • Page 60: Using Email

    Using Email Customers may choose not to receive Imminent Threats (Extreme and Severe) and AMBER Alerts. Alerts issued by the Email enables you to review and create email using various President can not be disabled. To disable Imminent Threats email services. You can also receive text message alerts and AMBER Alerts, follow the instructions below: when you receive an important email.
  • Page 61: Create Additional Email Accounts

    Create a Corporate Email Account 10. Enter the desired information in the different fields, then touch Next. Use the following procedure to configure your phone to synchronize with a corporate email account. 11. Enter an Account name for this account (Optional) and 1.
  • Page 62: Using Gmail

    Switch Between Email Accounts Using Gmail 1. From the Home screen, touch Email. Gmail is Google’s web-based email. When you first setup the Your Email screen displays showing your emails from phone, Gmail is configured. Depending on the synchronization settings, Gmail is automatically synchronized the active account.
  • Page 63 Create a Gmail Message View a Gmail Message 1. From the Gmail Inbox, touch at the bottom of the 1. From the Gmail Inbox, touch a message to view it. screen to create a new message. 2. The following options are available after a message 2. Enter the recipients Email address in the To field.
  • Page 64: Hangouts

    Hangouts • Report spam: Report a message as spam. Touch the UNDO option if you change your mind. Hangouts is a free Windows and web-based application for • Report phishing: Report a message that you feel is trying to instant messaging offered by Google. You can connect improperly get information from you.
  • Page 65: Google

    Google+ Google+ makes messaging and sharing with your friends a lot easier. You can set up Circles of friends, visit the Stream to get updates from your Circles, use Messenger for fast messaging with everyone in your Circles, or use Instant Upload to automatically upload videos and photos to your own private album on Google+.
  • Page 66: Section 6: Applications

    Applications that you • download and install are also added to Apps. Samsung Apps: For more information, refer to “Samsung Apps” on page 82. From the Apps screen, you can change the way apps appear Uninstall Apps on the screen, uninstall apps you’ve downloaded, and share...
  • Page 67: Amazon

    Customize the Apps Screens • Show disabled applications: Control whether app icons are Choose a View visible in Apps. Hiding an icon does not remove the app from your phone. By default, app icons appear in Grid view. You can change Amazon the view to list view.
  • Page 68: Calendar

    Calendar Sending Events Send events as vCalendar files to other Bluetooth devices, as Record events and appointments to manage your schedule. message attachments, or via Wi-Fi Direct. 1. From the Apps screen, tap Calendar. 1. From the Apps screen, tap Calendar.
  • Page 69: Camera

    Camera Important! Do not take photos of people without their You can use the camera or camcorder to take and share permission. pictures and videos. Do not take photos in places where cameras are Taking pictures with your phone's built-in camera is as not allowed.
  • Page 70: Record Videos

    Record Videos 3. Touch Record to begin recording. In addition to taking pictures, you can record, view, and send Elapsed Time Stop File Size Pause videos with your phone's built-in video camera. 1. From the Home screen, tap Camera. Note: When the Camera app is initially launched, the screen displays on-screen camera controls, including the Record Video button.
  • Page 71: Camera Options

    Camera Options – Continuous shot: Captures a series of photo continuously at a rate of 3 per second for as long as you touch and hold the Camera options are special options that you can choose, Capture button (maximum of 20 photos at a time). These photos right on the camera screen, to make your pictures or videos special.
  • Page 72: Quick Camera Settings

    Quick Camera Settings Advance Camera Settings Use Quick settings to quickly configure settings while you Use Advanced settings to configure default options for take pictures and record videos. pictures and videos. 1. From the Home screen, tap Camera. 1. From the Home screen, tap Camera.
  • Page 73: Chaton

    ChatON • General Settings – Location tag: Store GPS location information in picture files. With the ChatON application, you can interact with friends – Review pics/videos: Set pictures to display briefly after you and family with text, images, hand-written notes and video shared instantly.
  • Page 74: Clock

    Clock Downloads The Clock application includes these features: View and manage files downloaded to your phone. • Alarm: Create alarms to go off once, or to repeat. 1. From the Apps screen, tap Downloads. • World clock: Display the time and date in any time zone. 2. Touch an item to open it (if an appropriate application is installed.) •...
  • Page 75: Dropbox

    Dropbox Gallery Dropbox is a “cloud” file storage service. The Dropbox app Using the Gallery application, you can view pictures and lets you create an account with Dropbox or link with your watch videos that you've taken with your phone's camera, existing Dropbox account.
  • Page 76 From the Apps screen, tap Gallery. • Tap for Gallery options (options may vary depending on the view): 2. Browse files stored in your phone's memory, or on an – optional installed memory card (not included). From the Select album/Select item: Depending on the view, tap main Gallery screen, you have these options: albums or items to select them.
  • Page 77: View Photos And Videos

    Gallery. into other apps. 2. Touch a thumbnail to view the photo or video. While • Print: Print the photo to a compatible Samsung Wi-Fi printer viewing, you can use these options: (not included). • Select device: Send the photo or video to a nearby device.
  • Page 78: Editing A Photo

    Editing a Photo • Settings: – SNS data management: Enable Sync only via Wi-Fi to only You can edit your photos using the built-in Photo editor sync photos and videos when connected to a Wi-Fi network. application on your device. The photo editor application provides basic editing functions for pictures that you take on –...
  • Page 79 5. Use the following editor controls to edit your picture: Drawing: Draw on the picture using a brush, pen, or eraser. Previous: Display the previous photo project. Frames: Place a pre-created border style on top of Next: Display the next photo project. the current image.
  • Page 80: Gameloft

    Sharing Pictures and Video Setting a Picture as Wallpaper You can share pictures and videos via Email, Messaging, Set a picture as the wallpaper for the Home and Lock Bluetooth, or popular sharing services. screens. 1. From the Apps screen, tap Gallery.
  • Page 81: Google

    Google Google Settings Use Google to search the Web. As Google has become more intertwined with other applications, this menu provides a quick and ready access From the Apps screen, tap Google. point to configure preferences for Google+, Maps & Latitude, Google Now Location, and so on.
  • Page 82: Group Play

    Group Play Help Share currently viewed documents or photos, or currently Learn about your device. playing music files with other devices connected to the same From the Apps screen, tap Help. Wi-Fi network and your device. Internet Create a group and set your device as the Mobile AP using a Your phone is equipped with a full HTML Browser, which portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Page 83: Maps

    Maps Zoom • Tap the screen twice (that is, double tap) to zoom in or out. Use Google Maps to find your current location, plus get • “Pinch” the screen to zoom out, or “spread” the screen to directions and other location-based information. zoom in.
  • Page 84: Mobile Tv

    Mobile TV Volume: Touch to activate on-screen volume control, and then touch and drag on the scale to Get live, on-demand and downloadable television delivered set volume, or press the Volume Key on the side to your phone on the network with the highest satisfaction of of the phone to adjust playback volume.
  • Page 85: Setting A Song As A Ringtone

    Adding Multiple Songs to a Playlist Touch to go back to the previous song. Touch 1. From the Apps screen, tap Music. and hold to scan backward through the current song. 2. Touch Menu Add to playlist. 3. Touch songs to select them, or touch Select all; then Touch to pause playback.
  • Page 86: My Files

    My Files Photos Find, view and manage files stored on an installed memory Automatically save every photo you take with your phone to card. If the file is associated with an application on your your Google+ account. Then it is easy to view, organize, and phone, you can launch the file in the application.
  • Page 87: Play Movies & Tv

    Play Movies & TV Play Store With Google Play Movies & TV, you can rent thousands of All your favorite books, movies, apps, and games are all in different movies, to watch instantly, or download for offline one place that’s accessible from the Web and your Android viewing later.
  • Page 88: S Memo

    S Memo S Voice Record ideas instantly and freely with memos containing Use S Voice to speak commands to perform operations on text, pictures, handwritten notes or drawings, and voice your phone, and to speak criteria for searches and other recordings.
  • Page 89: Samsung Apps

    Media Content that is purchased and downloaded may be viewed already done so. concurrently on up to five (5) devices with Samsung Hub (or “the service”) that are also registered to the same account. 2. From the Apps screen, tap Samsung Apps.
  • Page 90: Samsung Link

    • Your Media Content may pause/stop or not download in networks where there is a weak signal. Samsung Link allows users to share their in-device media • You may begin watching downloaded Media Content as soon as a) content with other external devices using DLNA certified™...
  • Page 91: Settings

    Important! You must register and create a free account prior to rentals and more. using this service. Note: This application requires a Samsung account for access. Story Album Create an album with your story on one timeline. From the Apps screen, tap TripAdvisor.
  • Page 92: Video

    Note: The screen view icons are a four-way toggle. The icon Touch to go to next video. that is displayed, is the mode that will display after the Streams the current music file to another icon is touched. device via Samsung Link. Volume control.
  • Page 93: Voice Recorder

    4. While viewing the list, tap Menu for options: • Video auto off: Set the option Off or set your video to turn off • Scan for nearby devices: Scan for available devices for automatically by touching one of the time values. sharing videos.
  • Page 94: Watchon

    WatchON Your Navigator Deluxe Use the Samsung WatchON application to use your phone as Your Navigator Deluxe by Telenav provides voice guided turn­ a remote control for your TV, set top box, DVR, Blu-Ray/DVD, by-turn navigation information on an interactive map.
  • Page 95: Section 7: Connections

    Section 7: Connections Wi-Fi Scan and Connect to a Wi-Fi Network When you turn on Wi-Fi, your device searches for available Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that provides Wi-Fi connections and displays them. access to local area networks. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Wi-Fi communication requires access to an existing Wi-Fi Settings...
  • Page 96: Advanced Settings

    Add a Wi-Fi Network Manually Advanced Settings 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Set up and manage wireless access points. Settings 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Settings 2. Touch Wi-Fi. Touch OFF/ON to turn Wi-Fi on. 2. Touch Wi-Fi.
  • Page 97: Wi-fi Direct

    Wi-Fi Direct Note: Turning Wi-Fi off also turns off Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Direct allows devices to connect to each other directly terminates all Wi-Fi Direct connections via Wi-Fi, without a Wi-Fi network or hotspot, and without Connect to Wi-Fi Direct Devices having to set up the connection.
  • Page 98: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Note: Due to different specifications and features of other Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications Bluetooth-compatible devices, display and operations technology for exchanging information over a distance of may be different, and functions such as transfer or about 30 feet. If the devices are in range, you can exchange exchange may not be possible with all Bluetooth­...
  • Page 99: Reconnect To A Bluetooth Device

    Reconnect to a Bluetooth Device 5. From the list of scanned devices, touch the target device and follow the prompts to complete the pairing: 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps • If the target device requires a PIN, enter a PIN for the target Settings device and touch OK.
  • Page 100: Disconnect Or Unpair From A Bluetooth Device

    Disconnect or Unpair from a Bluetooth Device Bluetooth Settings Disconnect from a Bluetooth Device When Bluetooth is on, additional settings are available. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps You can disconnect your phone from a Bluetooth device, such as a headset. Disconnecting does not unpair the Bluetooth Settings device—the next time you connect, your phone and the 2.
  • Page 101: Tethering And Portable Mobile Hotspot

    Tethering and Portable Mobile Hotspot Portable Mobile Hotspot Use your phone as an Internet Access Point (AP) via Portable Use feature lets you share your phone’s mobile data mobile hotspot. This allows up to ten other devices to connection via USB, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. connect to the AP via a Wi-Fi network—giving the connected 1.
  • Page 102 Connect a Device Allowed Devices 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps You can limit connections to your Hotspot to only those Settings devices in your Allowed Devices list. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Touch More networks Tethering and Mobile hotspot. Settings Touch Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Page 103: Bluetooth Tethering

    Bluetooth Tethering Portable Mobile Hotspot Settings 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Before starting, pair your computer with your device, then Settings configure your computer to obtain its network connection via Bluetooth. 2. Touch More networks Tethering and Mobile hotspot. 1.
  • Page 104: Vpn

    NFC and Beaming Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks (VPN). Use NFC (Near Field Communication) to share information between your phone and another NFC-capable device by Note: VPN settings include storage of login credentials on your touching the devices together (typically back-to-back). phone.
  • Page 105: S Beam

    Android Beam S Beam Use Android Beam to share smaller files, such as browser Use S Beam for sending larger files, such as HD videos, pages, YouTube videos, contacts, pictures, etc. between your phone and another NFC-capable device by 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps touching the devices together (typically back-to-back).
  • Page 106: Nearby Devices

    Nearby Devices Configure File Sharing 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Share files with nearby devices using the DLNA (Digital Living Settings Network Alliance) standard via Wi-Fi. 2. Touch More networks Nearby devices. To share with nearby devices, you must connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Page 107: Screen Mirroring

    Screen Mirroring Connect to a Computer Use the Screen Mirroring feature to share media files on your Connect your device to a computer to transfer data between phone with an HDMI device, such as an HDMI TV. your device and the computer. Use the USB cable that comes with your device, or use one of the pre-loaded apps on your Note: This feature requires an optional AllShare Cast dongle device to connect wirelessly.
  • Page 108 4. On your computer, choose a method for accessing your device. Available options depend on the programs installed on your computer. 5. Transfer files to the memory card. When finished, you can disconnect the USB cable.
  • Page 109: Section 8: Settings

    Accounts: When you set up accounts on your phone, such as and then touch Settings. (For more information, your Google Account, Samsung Account, email account, or social refer to “Notifications Shade” on page 17.) networking accounts, you can synchronize information between your phone and the account.
  • Page 110: Wi-fi Settings

    Wi-Fi Settings Data Usage Your device supports Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. Use Wi-Fi settings to Monitor data usage, and control your phone’s connection to manage your device’s Wi-Fi connections. mobile data service. (For more information about using your phone’s Wi-Fi Note: Data is measured by your phone. Your service provider features, see “Wi-Fi”...
  • Page 111 View Mobile Data Usage 3. Tap Menu for options: 1. Touch the Data usage cycle drop-down menu and • Data roaming: Allow your phone to use mobile data when select a time period. roaming. Additional charges may apply. See your service plan for details.
  • Page 112: More Networks

    Airplane mode to enable or disable the option. Printing. The Printing screen appears. 2. Touch Samsung Print Service Plugin. Your phone Note: You can also set Airplane mode from the Device options menu. Press and hold the Power/Lock key, then tap searches for printers.
  • Page 113: Mobile Networks

    Mobile networks Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot Set options for network selection and data service. Use feature lets you share your phone’s mobile data connection via USB, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. Important! Depending on your service plan, changes you (For more information about using tethering and Wi-Fi make to mobile networks settings may incur hotspot, see “Tethering and Portable Mobile Hotspot”...
  • Page 114: Nearby Devices

    S Beam Lock Screen Use S Beam for sending larger files, such as HD videos, Choose settings to unlock your phone. between your phone and another NFC-capable device by (For more information about using the lock and unlock touching the devices together (typically back-to-back). features, see “Securing Your Device”...
  • Page 115 – Set wake-up command: Set a command to wake up the • Face and voice: Unlock your phone by looking at the screen screen. and speaking. This option offers low security, because someone who looks and/or sounds similar to you could unlock •...
  • Page 116 • Pattern: Draw a pattern on the screen to unlock your phone. • Password: Enter an alphanumeric password to unlock Touch the option, then follow the prompts to create or change your phone. your screen unlock pattern. – Lock screen widgets: Customize your clock and personal –...
  • Page 117: Display Settings

    Display Settings Screen Mode Choose a screen mode to match your type of viewing. Configure settings for your phone's display. From the Settings screen, tap My device From the Settings screen, tap My device My device My device My device My device Screen mode for options: Display for options.
  • Page 118: Screen Timeout

    Auto-Rotate Screen Daydream Allow the phone to switch the display orientation The Daydream setting controls what the screen displays automatically when you rotate the phone. when the phone is docked, or while charging. You can choose to display a Colors screen, or display photos stored 1.
  • Page 119: Font Style

    Font Style Show Battery Percentage Select the font style for standard display text. The battery charge level displays as an icon on the Status bar by default. This option displays the battery icon plus the 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device My device My device...
  • Page 120: Led Indicator

    Auto Adjust Screen Tone LED Indicator Allow your phone to automatically analyze the screen and This option allows you to turn on your LED lights for charging, adjusts the brightness to conserve battery power. missed events, and incoming notifications. The light will turn 1.
  • Page 121: Sound Settings

    Sound Settings Ringtones Choose a ringtone for incoming calls. Configure settings for your phone's sound and audio. Volume 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device My device My device Sound Ringtones. Set the system volume level, and set default volume for call 2. Touch a ringtone to select it.
  • Page 122: Vibrate When Ringing

    Vibrations Vibrate When Ringing Choose a vibration pattern to use when vibration is enabled. When enabled, a vibration plays for calls and notifications, along with the ringtone or sound. 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device My device My device Sound Vibrations.
  • Page 123: Touch Sounds

    2. Under Feedback, tap Screen lock sound to enable or Sound. disable the option. When enabled, a check mark 2. Under Samsung applications, touch one of the following dislays in the check box. to access sound settings for the selected application: •...
  • Page 124: Home Screen Mode

    Home Screen Mode When you enable sounds and vibrations you will hear the Your phone offers two Home screen modes: sound played when you enter text using the Samsung • Standard mode provides a conventional layout for apps and keyboard.
  • Page 125: Call Settings

    Call Settings Set Up Call Rejection Messages Create and manage text messages to send to callers when Configure calling options. Call Rejection rejecting incoming calls. Messages you create here are available from the incoming call screen when you use the Manage your list of phone numbers which will be Reject with message option.
  • Page 126: Turn Off Screen During Calls

    Answering/Ending Calls Turn Off Screen During Calls Manage settings for answering and ending calls. When enabled, the screen automatically turns off during phone calls, and the proximity sensor on the front of the 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device My device My device device is used to turn the screen back on when the device is...
  • Page 127: Call Alerts

    Call Alerts Call Accessories Set options for sounds and vibrations to occur during calls. Configure options for using a headset (not included). 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device My device My device My device My device...
  • Page 128: Ringtones And Keypad Tones

    Ringtones and Keypad Tones Personalize Call Sound Choose tones and vibration to use 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 129: Noise Reduction

    Noise Reduction Voicemail Set the phone to suppress background noise during calls. Configure options for voicemail. 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device My device My device My device My device Call.
  • Page 130: Auto Retry

    Auto Retry Hearing Aids Enable Auto retry to automatically redial the phone number Impove the sound quality of your phone for use with until it is connected. hearing aids. 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device My device My device...
  • Page 131: Blocking Mode

    Voice Privacy Blocking Mode Enhanced voice privacy to improve the security of your When Blocking mode is set to On, notifications for selected phone calls. features are blocked, and you only receive the notifications 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device you choose.
  • Page 132: Hands-free Mode

    Hands-Free Mode 4. Under Set time, set a time period for Blocking mode to remain On: When set to On, alarm and scheduled alarm information is • Always: Block notifications at all times. read aloud. • To set a specific time period to block notifications each day, 1.
  • Page 133: Power Saving Mode

    Power Saving Mode Accessories Configure Power saving mode settings to conserve battery Configure your phone's behavior when it is connected to an power. optional dock (not included) or an optional S View cover (not included) is installed. 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device.
  • Page 134: Accessibility Settings

    Accessibility Settings • Vision: – Font size: Change the size of the fonts used on the screen. Your phone offers features to make using the phone easier – for those with certain physical disabilities. Use the Magnification gestures: Control whether your phone Accessibility settings to configure these features.
  • Page 135 • Hearing: • Recognition: – – Sound balance: Control the signal sent to the left and right Interaction control: Adjust how your phone interprets motions when using earphones. and screen touches. You can turn motions and screen timeout on or off. You can also block areas of the screen from touch –...
  • Page 136: Language And Input

    The Samsung Keyboard is an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, Use Language and input settings to choose a default so you can enter text by "typing" on the keyboard. Samsung language for your phone's operations, plus settings for text keyboard is enabled by default.
  • Page 137 Samsung keyboard can collect all the text you enter, • Keyboard swipe: including personal data and credit card numbers, in order to –...
  • Page 138 Swype – Next word prediction: Let Swype predict the next word based on the previous word. Swype lets you enter text by sliding your finger between – Show Voice key: Display a voice entry button on the keyboard. letters to spell out a word. For each word, place your finger on the first letter and slide to the subsequent letters, lifting •...
  • Page 139: Google Voice Typing Settings

    Google Voice Typing Settings Voice Search Settings 1. From the Settings screen, tap My device. Google voice typing allows you to speak your entries. When My device My device My device My device you enable Google voice typing, it’s available for use when 2.
  • Page 140 3. Under Mouse/trackpad, tap Pointer speed. • Preferred TTS engine 4. Touch and drag along the scale to set the pointer – Select Samsung text-to-speech engine or speed. Google Text-to-speech Engine as your default 5. To save your new setting, tap OK.
  • Page 141: Motions And Gestures

    Motions and Gestures • Browse an image: Move the phone in a side-to-side motion to pan from side to side while viewing an image. Configure various motion and gestures features. • Mute/pause: Mute incoming calls and pause playback by Motion turning the phone screen-side down.
  • Page 142: Smart Screen

    Smart Screen Voice Control Smart screen features use the front camera to detect when Use voice commands to control functions of your phone. you are facing the screen. Some factors that may affect the Note: If you set the alert type for calls or notifications to ability of the front camera to detect your face are: vibrate, voice command is not available.
  • Page 143: Add An Account

    2. Under Backup options, tap Cloud. 3. Follow the prompts to enter y our credentials and set up 3. To sign in to your Samsung Account or create a new the account on your device. account, tap Add account. You can sync Contacts, Calendar, Memo, and Internet data.
  • Page 144: Backup And Reset

    Backup and Reset Factory Data Reset Reset all settings to the factory default values, and Back up application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other permanently delete all data from the phone. settings to Google servers. Backup Your Data 1. From the Settings screen, tap Accounts.
  • Page 145: Location Services

    Location Services 1. From the Settings screen, tap More. 2. Under Permissions, tap Location services. These settings allow you to configure how the phone determines its location. 3. Tap ON/OFF slider beside Location services to turn this feature On or Off. Note: Some apps may require one or more location services The menu is separated into various sections: be turned on for full functionality.
  • Page 146: Security Settings

    Security Settings Make Passwords Visible When enabled, password characters display briefly as you Configure options for securing information on your phone. Encryption enter them. 1. From the Settings screen, tap More. As a security measure, you can encrypt the contents of your 2.
  • Page 147: Security Update Service

    • Send security reports: Sends security reports to Samsung • Verify apps: When enabled, you are blocked or warned before using Wi-Fi for threat analysis. installing apps that may harm your phone’s firmware, software, and/or data.
  • Page 148: Application Manager

    You can download and install applications from the card (not included), and use the Credential storage settings Google Play Store or Samsung Apps, or create applications to allow applications to access the security certificates and using the Android SDK and install them on your phone. Use other credentials.
  • Page 149: Default Applications

    Default applications Battery 1. From the Settings screen, tap More. View what is using battery power. 2. Under System manager, tap Default applications. 1. From the Settings screen, tap More. Under SET DEFAULTS, the following options are 2. Under System manager, tap Battery to view battery available: usage for apps and services.
  • Page 150 Memory Card Format a Memory Card Your device supports optional microSD or microSDHC Use the Format SD card setting to remove all data from an memory cards of up to 64GB capacity (not included), for installed memory card. storage of music, pictures, and other files. Important! Data cannot be recovered after formatting.
  • Page 151: Date And Time

    • Legal information: Display open source licenses, Google legal date and time updates from the wireless network. information, and Samsung legal information. • Set date: Enter the current date (only available when Automatic • Device name: View your phone’s name. Touch to change the date and time is disabled).
  • Page 152: Index

    91 Google Account 28 Brightness manage 29 screen setting 110 overview 28 Back Cover Browser 75 Samsung Account 28 remove 6 setting up 29 replace 8 Adapt Sound 117 Backup and Reset 137 Calculator 60 Airplane Mode 105...
  • Page 153 in-call options 43 ChatON 66 options for individual contacts 34 keypad tone 115 Chrome 66 sharing 35 multi-party and conference City ID 66 speed dials 39 calls 42 Clock 67 tips 30 recent 43 Cloud Backup 136 updating 32 rejecting 42 Commercial Mobile Alerting System updating from phone keypad 32 rejecting with a message 42...
  • Page 154 Play Games 79 Folders touch key light duration 112 Play Magazines 80 adding to Home screen 20 DLNA 99 Play Movies & TV 80 Samsung Link 83 Play Music 80 Gallery 68 Docking Play Store 80 editing photos 71 settings 126...
  • Page 155 Groups Internet (App) 75 Message adding contacts 37 options 49 creating 37 Messaging Keypad Tone 115 edit 38 creating and sending 47 Keys sending a message 38 deleting 49 touch tones 116 draft 50 Email 53 Hands-Free Mode 125 Language and Input Settings 129 Gmail 55 Hangouts 57 LED Indicator 113...
  • Page 156 Mobile networks NFC (Near Field Communication) 97 name 144 settings 106 Android Beam 98 reset 137 Mobile TV 77 S Beam 98 ringtones 114 Motions Notification Panel software update 144 Overview 21 clear notifications 17 status 144 settings 134 Quick Settings 18 turn off and on 9 Mouse/Trackpad world clock 17...
  • Page 157 Playlists S Voice 81 device administration 139 creating 78 Samsung Apps 82 encryption 139 Polaris Office 5 80 Samsung Hub 82 settings 139 Portable Mobile Hotspot 94 Samsung Keyboard Set Up Device 6 allowed devices 95 entering text 25 Settings 102...
  • Page 158 115 Google voice typing 26 sharing 73 Screen Lock sounds 116 Samsung keyboard 25 Video App 85 touch sounds 116 Swype keyboard 26 viewing 70 vibrate when ringing 115 Text-To-Speech Voice Command 81 vibrations 115 options 133 Voice Control...
  • Page 159 settings 89 turning on or off 88 Wi-Fi Direct 90 connecting to devices 90 turning on or off 90 Wireless Networking Bluetooth 91 NFC (Near Field Communication) 97 Tethering and Portable Mobile Hotspot 94 VPN 97 Wi-Fi 88 World Clock 17 Your Navigator Deluxe 87 YouTube 87...

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