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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 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 Online Legal Information The online version of the Health/Safety and Warranty guide for your device can be found at: English: Spanish: The online version of the End User Licensing Agreement for your device can be found: Online at:
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Smart Screen ......41 Creating a Samsung Account ....17 Pop-up Video .
  • Page 8 Call Settings .......70 Updating Applications ..... . 102 Section 5: Messaging ........75 Task Manager .
  • Page 9 Airplane Mode ......137 Samsung Apps ......121 Data Usage .
  • Page 10 Display ........143 Index ............171 LED Indicator ......145 Sound .
  • Page 11: Section 1: Getting Started

    This section allows you to quickly start using your Samsung Note: Instructions in this manual are based on default settings, GALAXY S III phone by installing the SIM card and optional and may vary from your phone, depending on the...
  • Page 12: Text Conventions

    Special Text Text Conventions In this manual, you will find text that is set apart from the This manual provides condensed information about how to rest. This special text is intended to point out important use your phone. To make this possible, the following text information, to share quick methods for activating features, conventions are used to represent often used steps: to define terms, and more.
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Phone

    Setting Up Your Phone Before using your phone, you need to install the SIM card, the optional microSD card (not included), and the battery. Important! Before removing or replacing the battery cover, make sure the phone is switched off. Removing the Battery Cover 1. Locate the cover removal opening.
  • Page 14: Replacing The Battery Cover

    Replacing the Battery Cover Installing the SIM Card Align the cover (1) and press it firmly into place (2), When you subscribe to a 4G LTE cellular network, you are ensuring that the cover snaps into place at the corners. provided with a plug-in SIM card loaded with your subscription details, such as your PIN, available optional services, and many other features.
  • Page 15: Removing The Sim Card

    4. Make sure the gold contacts of the SIM card face Note: If the SIM card is not inserted correctly, the phone downward and that the notched corner of the card cannot make a network connection. faces outward to the right (as shown). Once the SIM card is inserted, do not remove it.
  • Page 16: Installing A Memory Card

    Installing a Memory Card Important! Be sure to align the gold contact pins on the You can install an optional microSD (SD) or microSDHC optional memory card (not included) with the memory card (not included) in your device to expand phone’s contacts.
  • Page 17: Removing A Memory Card

    The card should pop partially out of the slot. 4. Remove the card from the slot. Warning! Use only Samsung-approved charging devices and 5. Replace the battery cover. batteries. Samsung accessories are designed to maximize battery life.
  • Page 18: Battery Indicator

    Battery Indicator Removing the Battery 1. Remove the battery cover. The battery icon in the Status bar shows battery power level. Two to three minutes before the battery becomes too 2. Lift the battery up using the slot provided (1). low to operate your phone, the empty battery icon flashes and a tone sounds.
  • Page 19 Use only approved batteries and chargers. Ask your local Samsung dealer for further details. Before using your phone for the first time, you must fully charge the battery. A discharged battery recharges fully in approximately 4 hours.
  • Page 20: Turning Your Phone On

    3. Plug the charging head into a standard AC power outlet. The device turns on with the screen locked and indicates both its charge state and percent of charge. Warning! While the device is charging, if the touch screen does not function due to an unstable power supply, unplug the USB power adapter from the power outlet or unplug the USB cable from the device.
  • Page 21: Unlocking Your Phone

    Unlocking Your Phone Note: If you purchased your phone online, the first time you 1. If needed, press the power your phone on and unlock the screen, the Home key to wake Activation Wizard Welcome screen displays. the screen. Follow the prompts to activate and set up your phone. The Lock screen displays.
  • Page 22: Setting Up Your Phone

    Displaying Your Phone Number Important! Please note that a touch screen responds best to a Press the Home key, and then touch light touch from the pad of your finger or a non­ Menu Settings More About device metallic stylus. Using excessive force or a metallic Status.
  • Page 23: Your Google Account

    Creating a Samsung Account 1. Press the Home key, touch Phone, and An active Samsung account is required to use applications then touch and hold such as Group Play and Media Hub. 2. Follow the automated instructions to manage Press the Home key, and then touch voicemail.
  • Page 24: Securing Your Phone

    Securing Your Phone By default, the phone locks automatically when the screen times out or you can lock it manually. You can unlock the phone using one of the default Unlock screens. For increased security, use a personal screen unlock pattern, a Personal Identification Number (PIN), or a password.
  • Page 25: Section 2: Understanding Your Phone

    SAFE ™ Certified Front camera • Galaxy Gear ™ compliant. For more information, please visit: • Picture Gallery • Video Player (720p — MP4 and 3GP) • Connections • ® ® DivX Certified to play DivX video up to HD 720p, including –...
  • Page 26: Front View

    Front View 1. LED Indicator: Flashes or glows to alert you to alert notifications or phone status. 2. Earpiece: Use during calls to listen to callers. 3. Proximity and Light Sensors: Uses the ambient light level to adjust keypad access. If the light path is blocked, for example, when holding the phone close to your ear, the touch screen will turn off.
  • Page 27: Back View

    Back View 1. Noise Cancelation Microphone: Captures background noise that the phone uses to produce a quiet background during calls and video chats. 2. 8 Megapixel Camera Lens: Use when taking photos or recording videos. 3. 3.5mm Headset Jack: Plug in an optional headset or TTY equipment.
  • Page 28: Navigation

    Navigation Command Keys Menu Key Navigate your phone’s features using the command keys and the touch screen. Touch Menu to display a context-sensitive menu of options for the current screen or feature. Warning! A touch screen responds best to a light touch from Home Key the pad of your finger or a non-metallic stylus.
  • Page 29: Motions

    Motions Pinch Using two fingers, make a pinching motion on the screen. For Finger Motions example: Touch • Pinch outward to zoom in on pictures or screens. • Touch items to select or launch them. For example: Pinch inward to zoom out on pictures or screens. •...
  • Page 30: Multi Window

    Multi Window • Pan to move icon: Touching and hold the screen, then move the phone in a side-to-side motion, a highlighted icon moves to a new This feature can be used to run multiple applications on the location on the Home screen. current screen at the same time.
  • Page 31 Repositioning the Multi Window Note: Initially upon activation, the entire apps panel is briefly The Multi Window contains two components: the tab and the displayed, then minimized to only show the tab. apps panel. The tab can be manually moved up or down the left or right edge of the screen.
  • Page 32: Using Multi Window

    Using Multi Window Remove or Restore a Multi Window Application 1. Activate the Multi Window feature. You can use Multi Window to run multiple apps on the same 2. Touch the Multi Window tab to display the apps screen. panel and the scrollable apps. Any of the apps found within the Multi Window panel can be run at the same time as a current onscreen app.
  • Page 33 Window Controls Note: Once the two applications are running, the device Select an application window and touch in the middle of displays a split screen view containing both the initial the windows. Window controls appear: Multi Window app and the second Multi Window app. Each application is still independent of the other.
  • Page 34 Creating a Paired Window Configuring Apps Use this feature to save the combination of current running Remove an App from the Panel Multi Window applications. Touch and drag it off of the panel and place it in the 1. On the Multi Window panel, touch to access the storage area.
  • Page 35: Home Screen

    Home Screen 8. Current Screen: Shows which Home screen is presently displayed. The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. It consists of: 1. Status Bar: The Status Bar displays notifications on the left side and status indicators on the right side. 2. Notifications: Notification icons appear on the Status Bar at the top of the screen to report new messages, calendar events, device status, and more.
  • Page 36: Extended Home Screen

    Extended Home Screen 3. Touch Set wallpaper to change the Home screen wallpaper. For more information, refer to "Wallpapers” The Home screen consists of the Home panel, plus additional on page 38. panels that extend beyond the display width to provide more space for adding shortcuts and widgets.
  • Page 37 Adding and Removing Home Screen Panels Delete a Home screen 1. From a Home screen, touch Menu Edit page. You can add and delete Home screens. You can have up to seven Home screens. 2. Touch and hold the Home screen you want to delete.
  • Page 38: Notifications

    Notifications Accessing Additional Panel Functions In addition to notifications, the Notification Panel also Notification icons appear on the Status Bar at the top of the provides quick access to separate device functions. These screen to report new messages, calendar events, device can be quickly activated or deactivated by toggling them on status, and more.
  • Page 39: Status Bar

    Status Bar 3. Touch and locate the Notification Panel area at the bottom of the Notification Panel screen. The Status Bar at the top of the Home screen provides device • In a single motion, touch and hold a desired function, such as information (such as network status, signal strength, battery Airplane mode, then drag it to the top two rows.
  • Page 40: Status Bar Icons

    Status Bar Icons Device Power Critical: Battery has very little power Some common status and notification icons are shown remaining. Charge immediately. below. Location Active: One or more GPS location Airplane Mode Active: All wireless communications services are currently active. See “Location” on are disabled.
  • Page 41: Primary Shortcuts

    Primary Shortcuts New Voicemail: You have new voicemail. A number indicates the number of new messages. Primary Shortcuts display at the bottom of each Home screen. New Email Message: You have new email. The default Primary Shortcuts are: Phone, Contacts, Messaging, Internet, and Apps.
  • Page 42: App Shortcuts

    Adding Widgets to a Home Screen App Shortcuts 1. Navigate to the Home screen where you want to place Use App Shortcuts for quickly access to applications or the Widget and touch Apps. features, such as Email or other applications. 2.
  • Page 43: Folders

    Removing App Shortcuts Folders Touch and hold the App Shortcut until Remove Place Folders on a Home screen to organize items together. Adding Folders displays, then drag the App Shortcut to the Remove icon. 1. Navigate to the desired Home screen. Adding and Removing Primary Shortcuts 2. Touch and hold on the screen until the Home screen pop-up displays and then touch Folder.
  • Page 44: Wallpapers

    Managing Folders Wallpapers Rename a Folder You can choose a picture to display on the Home Screen, Lock screen, or on both the Home and Lock screens. Choose Touch the folder, touch the current name, and use the from preloaded wallpaper images or select a photo you have keyboard to enter a new name for the folder.
  • Page 45: Apps Screen

    Apps Screen • Live wallpapers: Choose from pre-loaded interactive animated wallpapers (Home screen only). Touch a wallpaper to see an The Apps screen displays all applications installed on your example. If available, touch Settings to view options for the wireless device. Applications that you download and install selection.
  • Page 46: Navigating Through The Home Screens

    Application Information You can place shortcuts to applications on the Home screen for quick access to the application. For more information, To view information about an App, such as the amount of refer to "App Shortcuts” on page 36. storage it uses, force the App to stop, uninstall updates, and To view your downloaded applications: clear data: 1.
  • Page 47: Navigating Through The Apps Screens

    Navigating Through the Apps Screens Smart Screen Your phone initially has three Apps screens available. Follow With Smart screen activated your phone automatically these steps to navigate through the Apps screens: adjusts screen time out and rotation when it detects you are looking at the screen.
  • Page 48: Pop-up Video

    Configure Smart Screen Memory Card To enable Smart screen features: Your phone lets you use an optional microSD ™ (SD) or ™ microSDHC card (not included) to expand available memory From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings space. This secure digital card enables you to exchange My device Smart screen.
  • Page 49: Unmounting The Memory Card

    Unmounting the Memory Card SD Card Available Memory Status To view the memory allocation for the external SD card: Important! To prevent damage to information stored on the 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings optional memory card (not included), unmount the More Storage.
  • Page 50: Entering Text

    There are three text input methods available: • Samsung keyboard (default): Samsung’s onscreen QWERTY Caution! Performing the next step erases all data stored on the SD card. keyboard that can be used in both portrait and landscape orientation.
  • Page 51: Using The Samsung Keyboard

    You can enable predictive text, to have the Samsung keyboard match your key touches to common words and For more information, refer to "Samsung Keyboard” on page 152. display them. The Personalization option learns from Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter. Log into these applications to enable the Samsung keyboard to learn from your text input.
  • Page 52 Entering Text Using the Samsung Keyboard Changing the Text Input Mode From a screen where you can enter text, tap the text entry There are two main keyboard layout keys that will change area. The onscreen QWERTY keyboard displays. the onscreen keys within the QWERTY keyboard.
  • Page 53: Predictive Text

    Settings following letters will be lowercase. The Samsung keyboard settings screen displays. 4. Touch to input another upper-case letter or 2. Touch the ON/OFF button to turn Predictive text double-tap switch to ABC mode. The shift key will change to in ABC mode.
  • Page 54: Entering Text Using Handwriting

    4. At the Speak now prompt, speak clearly and distinctly Handwriting feature or touch to switch back to into the microphone. Samsung keyboard mode. 5. If the red microphone turns gray, then the feature has timed out and you should touch the microphone icon to start again.
  • Page 55: 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 56: Swype Settings

    Swype Settings To configure Swype to your preferences. While entering text, touch and hold the Swype Key to display the Settings screen. For more information, refer to "Swype” on page 154. Swype Help While entering text, you can get information about Swype. 1.
  • Page 57: Section 3: Accounts And Contacts

    Your phone provides the ability to synchronize information, Accounts. from a variety of accounts, including Email, Facebook, Google, and your Samsung account. Depending on the 2. Under My accounts, touch Add account. account, you can choose to synchronize your calendar, 3. Select an account type, then follow the prompts to...
  • Page 58: Managing Accounts

    Managing Accounts 3. Under Accounts, touch the account that contains data to synchronize. For more information, refer to "Accounts” on page 158. 4. Touch the account name, such as “”. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings The Sync settings screen for the selected account Accounts.
  • Page 59: Contacts

    Contacts • If you have defined one or more accounts (Google, Samsung, and so on), the Save contact to pop-up displays, select Device The Contacts application lets you store and manage contacts or the account to receive the new Contact entry.
  • Page 60 3. Touch the Contact image to choose a picture to identify Tip: Display a contact’s record and touch the Email field to the contact. send an email, the Address field to display the address on 4. Touch contact fields to display the keyboard and enter a map, or the Website field to link to the website.
  • Page 61: Updating Contacts

    Updating Contacts Updating Contacts from Recent Calls Save a phone number from a recent call to create a new Make changes to update an existing contact. contact, or update an existing contact. 1. From a Home screen, touch Contacts. For more information, refer to "Creating or Updating Contacts 2. Touch a contact to view its information, then touch Using Recent Calls”...
  • Page 62: Contacts Settings

    Contacts Settings • Delete: Erase the contact record. 1. From a Home screen, touch Contacts. • Link contact / Separate contact: Manage multiple contacts as one. For more information, refer to "Linking Contacts” on 2. Touch Menu Settings. page 57. 3.
  • Page 63: Linking Contacts

    My Local Profile Linking Contacts My local profile is your own contact record, listed under ME Your phone can synchronize with multiple accounts, in Contacts. You can send My local profile as a vCard using including Google, Corporate, and other providers, plus social Bluetooth or as an attachment.
  • Page 64 Exporting and Importing Contacts Linking Contacts 1. From a Home screen, touch Contacts. You can export your contact list to an optional installed 2. Touch a contact to display its information. memory card (not included), or import a list of contacts (previously exported) from a memory card.
  • Page 65 Sending Namecards Favorites You can send a contact entry as a namecard using a Mark contacts with a star to identify them as Favorites. Bluetooth connection to another device, or as an attachment Favorites display on the Favorites tab in the Phone and to a Gmail or Email message.
  • Page 66 Groups Editing a Group 1. From a 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 phone comes with pre-loaded groups you 2. Touch a Group to display it. can use to add your contacts.
  • Page 67 Adding Contacts to a Group Sending a Message to Group Members 1. From a Home screen, touch Contacts Create a new text or email message, addressed to the Groups. group’s members. 1. From a Home screen, touch Contacts Touch a Group to display it, then touch Add.
  • Page 68: Speed Dials

    Speed Dials Removing or Reassigning a Speed Dial 1. From a Home screen, touch Contacts. Speed dials are 1-, 2-, or 3-digit shortcuts (1 to 100) you assign to contacts, to allow you to quickly call the contact. 2. Touch Menu, then touch Speed dial setting.
  • Page 69: 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 There are multiple ways to make calls: assign to contacts, to allow you to quickly call the contact. •...
  • Page 70 More Dialing Options Making Calls from Contacts After entering a number, you can access additional calling A contact is an entry that you have created to store the options. name, numbers, and other information for people or groups of interest. From the Keypad screen, touch Menu for additional options:...
  • Page 71: Multi-party Calling

    For more information, refer to "Recent Calls” on page 68. 2. The first time you access S Voice, follow the prompts to confirm the Samsung Disclaimer and Terms of service. Multi-Party Calling 3. Read the About S Voice screen and follow the prompts.
  • Page 72: Answering Calls

    Answering Calls Sending Calls to Voicemail When the phone alerts you to an incoming call, you can You can answer incoming calls when the phone is locked or reject the call to send the caller to voice mail, or reject the unlocked.
  • Page 73 Options During a Call While in a call, you can use these features: • Personalize call sound: Apply a sound equalizer to the call audio, in cases where you might need the sound softer, clearer, or optimized for your right or left ear. •...
  • Page 74: Ending A Call

    Ending a Call Sending Messages Using Recent Calls 1. From a Home screen, touch Phone Recent Touch End call. Recent to display recent calls. Recent Calls 2. Swipe your finger from right to left across any call to When you place, answer, or miss a call, a record of the call is send a message.
  • Page 75: Managing Recent Calls

    Managing Recent Calls Viewing Call Durations View the length of the Last call, all Dialed calls, all Received Deleting Records calls, or All calls. 1. From a Home screen, touch Phone Recent Recen Recent 1. From a Home screen, touch Phone Recent Recen...
  • Page 76: Call Settings

    Call Settings Set Up Call Rejection Messages Create and manage text messages to send to callers when Configure settings for calling with the phone. you select Reject call with message in the Incoming call To access Call settings, from a Home screen, touch screen.
  • Page 77: Call Alerts

    Answering/Ending Calls Call Alerts Manage settings for answering and ending calls. Set options for sounds and vibrations to occur during calls. From the Call settings screen, touch Answering/ending From the Call settings screen, touch Call alerts. The calls. Configure the following options: following options are available: •...
  • Page 78: Call Accessories

    Call Accessories Ringtone and Sound Settings Configure headset options for calls. Ringtones and Keypad Tones From the Call settings screen, touch Call accessories. Select incoming call ringtone and vibration, and enable or The following options are available: disable call vibration and keypad tones. Headset settings for incoming calls From the Call settings screen, touch Ringtones and •...
  • Page 79: Personalize Call Sound

    Personalize Call Sound Increase Volume in Pocket This option personalizes the sounds you hear during a call When enabled, the phone uses the proximity sensor to detect whether or not you are using a headset. when the phone is in a pocket or other close-fitting location such as a purse or bag, and increases the volume for From the Call settings screen, touch Personalize call incoming call ringtones.
  • Page 80: Other Call Settings

    Other Call Settings From the Call settings screen, under Other call settings, and configure the following options: • Auto redial: The phone will automatically redial a call if it receives a busy signal from the network. • TTY mode: Choose a TTY mode to enable TTY mode, for use with optional TTY equipment.
  • Page 81: Section 5: Messaging

    Section 5: Messaging Text and Multimedia Messaging This section explains how to send and receive messages, and other features associated with messaging. This phone can send and receive text and multimedia Types of Messages messages. Creating and Sending Messages This phone supports these types of messages: •...
  • Page 82 – 4. If adding a recipient from either Groups, Favorites, View contact: View the contact record. Contacts, or Recent, touch the contact (a check mark – Add slide/Remove slide: Adds or removes a slide. Slides hold indicates selection), and touch Done. The contact pictures or other media (adding a slide converts the message displays in the recipient field.
  • Page 83: Managing Messages

    Managing Messages • Locked messages: Displays list of messages that are locked to prevent deletion. Messages that you send and receive to the same contact, • Scheduled messages: Displays list of messages scheduled for number, or address are grouped together as a “thread.” later delivery.
  • Page 84 Multimedia message (MMS) settings Notification settings • Delivery reports: Receive a delivery report for multimedia • Notifications: Message alerts display in the Status bar. messages that you send. • Select ringtone: Choose a sound for message alerts. • Auto retrieve: MMS messages download automatically. •...
  • Page 85: Emergency Alerts

    Emergency Alerts • Alert sound: A sound plays for emergency alerts. • Alert reminder: Choose whether, and at what interval, the This device is designed to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts phone plays a sound to notify you of a Emergency Alert after from the Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS).
  • Page 86: Email

    Email Creating a Microsoft Exchange Email Account Use the following procedure to configure your phone to Send and receive email using popular email services. synchronize with a Microsoft Exchange email account. Creating an Email Account 1. From the Home screen, touch Email.
  • Page 87: Switching Between Email Accounts

    Switching Between Email Accounts 9. Enter an Account name for this account (Optional) and touch Done. Wait for the Inbox to synchronize. 1. From the Home screen, touch Email. 10. Touch Menu Settings to change the account Your Email screen displays showing your emails from settings.
  • Page 88: Gmail

    Managing Emails Gmail Refreshing Your Email Account Send and receive emails using Gmail, Google’s web-based email. Refresh your account to update the phone from the servers. From a Home screen, touch Apps Gmail. 1. From the Home screen, touch Email. Setting Up Your Gmail Account 2. Touch Refresh.
  • Page 89: Hangouts

    Refreshing Your Gmail Account Hangouts Refresh your account to update messages on the phone. Previously known as Google Talk, Hangouts is an online 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Gmail. place to meet friends and family, share photos, and host video calls.
  • Page 90: Google

    Google+ 3. During the recording process you can either touch Stop to stop and save the recording or Pause to Google+ makes messaging and sharing with your friends a temporarily halt the recording. After pausing, touch lot easier. Set up Circles of friends, visit the Stream to get Record to resume recording.
  • Page 91 – 8. While viewing the list of voice recordings, touch Noise reduction: Reduces background noise being recorded. Menu and select from the following options: – Recording volume: Select High or Low. • Share via: Select and share your recordings using Add to –...
  • Page 92: Section 6: Multimedia

    Section 6: Multimedia Music Music Controls The Music application can play music files. The Music app Volume Group Play supports files with extensions AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, and WMA. Launch Music to navigate through your music library, play songs, and create playlists (music files bigger than 300 KB display).
  • Page 93 Music Options Touch and hold to fast-forward the song. Touch to go to next song. To access additional options, follow these steps: 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Music. Group Play: Share playback of a song with other and select from the following 2.
  • Page 94: Using Playlists

    Music File Settings • Lyrics: Activate to display the song’s lyrics, if available. • Smart volume: Automatically adjust each track’s playback The Music settings menu allows you to set preferences for volume to an equal level. the music player such as whether you want the music to play •...
  • Page 95 Adding Music to a Playlist Editing a Playlist Name 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. Touch Playlists.
  • Page 96: Camera

    Setting a Song as a Ringtone Camera You can set a song as a ringtone for all voice calls, for calls Use the phone’s built-in Camera to take pictures and from an individual contact, or as an alarm tone. record video. 1.
  • Page 97: Taking Pictures

    Taking Pictures You can also “Pinch” the screen or touch the zoom icons, to zoom in or out, or double-tap to zoom all the 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Camera. way in or out. 2. Using the display as a viewfinder, compose your 5. Touch Menu to access added options: Favorite, picture by aiming the lens at the subject.
  • Page 98 • Shooting mode: Choose an automatic shooting mode, Buddy photo share: Use face recognition from from: pictures in your contacts to send your friends or family pictures of themselves. • Single shot: Take a single photo. • Beauty: Adjust the contrast to create a smooth •...
  • Page 99 • Settings ISO: Choose a setting for imaging sensitivity. • • Edit shortcuts: Select which function shortcuts Metering: Select a method for measuring light. display in the function menu. • Auto contrast: Allow automatic light/dark • Burst shot: Automatically take multiple pictures in adjustment.
  • Page 100: Camcorder

    Camcorder Capturing Video 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Camera. Use the phone’s built-in Camcorder to record video. 2. Touch and slide the Mode Button to Record Mode. From a Home screen, touch Apps Camera Mode. 3. Using the display as a viewfinder, compose your shot by aiming the lens at the subject.
  • Page 101: Viewing Your Videos

    Viewing Your Videos Camcorder Options After you record a video, you can access various options Configure the camcorder. from the Image Viewer. The Image Viewer uses your Gallery 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Camera. and the Video player. Touch and slide the Mode Button to Record Mode.
  • Page 102 • Settings White balance: Choose a setting for the light source. • Edit shortcuts: Select which function • shortcuts display in the function menu. Guidelines: Display a grid to aid in video composition. • Location tag: Add GPS location information •...
  • Page 103: Gallery

    Gallery Viewing Pictures 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Gallery. The Gallery is where you view photos and videos. For photos, you can also perform basic editing tasks, view a slideshow, 2. Select an album, then touch a picture to view it. set photos as wallpaper or contact image, and share as a 3. While viewing a picture, touch the screen for the picture message.
  • Page 104: Viewing Videos

    Share: Send the video using Add to Dropbox, • Copy to clipboard: Create a copy, to paste into other apps. Picasa, Google+, Bluetooth, or touch See all • Print: Print the picture using Wi-Fi to a compatible Samsung to select more options. printer.
  • Page 105: Video

    Video Full-screen in ratio view: The video is enlarged as much as possible without becoming The Video application identifies and plays video files distorted. (3GP or MP4) stored on the phone or on an optional microSD memory card (not included). Full-screen view: Displays the video on the entire screen.
  • Page 106: Google Play Books

    Google Play Books Pop-up Player: The video plays in a small window so you can use the phone for other Google Books is now Google Play Books. With Google Play purposes while watching the video from the Books, you can shop the world's largest selection of ebooks front screen instead of in the player.
  • Page 107: Play Newsstand

    Play Newsstand Play Music Google Play Newsstand is a subscription service where you With Google Play Music, you can play music that you have can shop a wide selection of titles, from cooking to added to your music file and any music you copied from your technology, and more.
  • Page 108: Section 7: Applications

    Section 7: Applications This section contains a description of each application that is You can also add an application icon as a Primary Shortcut available on the Apps screen, its function, and how to that displays on all Home screens. If you add an application navigate through that particular application.
  • Page 109 Uninstalling Apps Apps Screen Options 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. You can uninstall apps you download and install. Pre-loaded apps cannot be uninstalled. 2. Touch Menu for these options: 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. • Play Store: Launch the Google Play Store app. 2.
  • Page 110: Creating Application Folders

    Moving Application Icons Show App Icons 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. With the Apps screen in Customizable grid view, you can arrange the application icons to suit yourself. 2. Touch Menu Show turned off apps. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps.
  • Page 111: Task Manager

    View Information on an Application • Downloaded: View applications installed from Google Play. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. Touch Uninstall to remove an application from your device. 2. Touch Menu Edit. • RAM: Display the amount of Random Access Memory (RAM) currently in use.
  • Page 112: Auto Wi-fi

    Google Play Store or otherwise should be obtained from the application 6. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 as many times as required. provider directly and not from Samsung. To clear the result: Touch Auto Wi-Fi...
  • Page 113: Calendar

    Calendar • Week: Display the current week. Touch a week at the bottom of the screen to display another week. Record events and appointments to manage your schedule. • Day: Display today’s schedule by hour. Touch day at the Tip: A Calendar widget is available in Widgets. For more bottom of the screen to display another day.
  • Page 114 – 6. Touch Menu for these options: Lock time zone: When enabled, sets event times and dates to • Zoom: In the Week and Day views, increase or decrease the a specified time zone, so that times and dates do not change if size of the area being viewed.
  • Page 115: Camera

    Contacts, Calendar entries, and Location information. pop-up. 5. Follow the prompts to send a copy of a Calendar event Important! Your Samsung account manages the access to another device. For more information, refer to information (username/password) to several "Connections” on page 124.
  • Page 116: Chrome

    Chrome Clock The Google Chrome app allows you to use the Google The Clock application allows you to access alarms, view the Chrome web browser on the phone. World Clock, set a stopwatch, and use a timer. 1. From the Apps screen, touch Chrome.
  • Page 117: Downloads

    Downloads Tip: Touch Menu Product Tour to repeat the product View and manage files and other items you download to the tour at any time. phone. 1. From the Apps screen, touch Downloads. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to use Drive. 2. Touch an item to open it (if an appropriate application 5. Touch Menu...
  • Page 118: Gallery

    Gallery Google The Gallery is where you view photos and videos. For photos, Use Google to search the Web. you can also perform basic editing tasks, view a slideshow, Tip: The Google Search Widget is available by default on the set photos as wallpaper or contact image, and share as a Home screen.
  • Page 119: Google Settings

    Google Settings Group Play As Google has become more intertwined with other Using Group Play, you can share documents or photos you applications, this menu provides a quick and ready access are viewing, or music you are listening to, with devices point to configure preferences for Google+, Maps, Locations, connected to the same Wi-Fi network with your device.
  • Page 120: Help

    Help • Touch a hyperlink to follow the link. • Touch and hold on a hyperlink for options. Use Help to read or view brief instructions or videos on how to use the features and settings available with the phone. Command Keys 1. From the Apps screen, touch Help.
  • Page 121: Maps

    1. From the Apps screen, touch Media Hub. some features require Standalone or Google location 2. To rent or buy media, you must have a Samsung services. For more information, see “Location” on account. If necessary, touch Menu, then touch page 162.
  • Page 122: Music

    Music My Files Music is an application that can play music files. Music Find, view and manage files stored on an installed optional supports files with extensions AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, and memory card (not included). If the file is associated with an WMA.
  • Page 123: Paper Artist

    Paper Artist Menu: Displays the following options: Using Paper Artist, you can draw or convert photos or images • Select all: Mark all files or folders. into line art of any of several types and edit and color them. • Create folder: Create a new folder.
  • Page 124: Photos

    Photos Play Books Use this application to view and share images or videos via For more information, refer to "Google Play Books” on Google’s social network services. page 100. 1. From the Apps screen, touch Photos. Play Games Note: This application may not be available depending on the Play Games allows you to discover new games and to unify region or service provider.
  • Page 125: Play Newsstand

    Play Newsstand S Memo Subscribe to your favorite magazines so you can have them The S Memo application can be used to create memos using available to read on your phone at your leisure. the keyboard, your finger, or both. You can add images, voice recordings, and text all in one place.
  • Page 126: S Suggest

    Memo Viewing Options S Suggest While viewing your Memos: This application provides onscreen recommendations for 1. Touch Menu View by list to view your memos applications that are specifically supported and made for use on your device. in a list mode. 1.
  • Page 127: S Voice

    S Voice Samsung Apps Use this application to command the device by voice to With Samsung Apps, you can easily download an abundance perform various functions. of applications to your device. These include games, news, reference, social networking, navigation, and more.
  • Page 128: Samsung Link

    Samsung Link 1. From the Apps screen, touch Samsung Link. 2. Touch Sign in to sign into your Samsung Account if you This application wirelessly synchronizes your Samsung have not already done so. device with your TV, streams content, and even keeps tabs on who calls or sends text messages with real-time, 3. Touch Get Started and follow the onscreen prompts.
  • Page 129: Voice Search

    Voice Search Voice Search offers voice-activated Google searches. If you agree, Voice Search uses your location to improve search results and offer other services. From the Apps screen, touch Voice Search. Voicemail Access your Cricket Visual Voicemail account. From the Apps screen, touch Voicemail.
  • Page 130: Section 8: Connections

    Section 8: Connections This section describes the various connections your phone You can also use the following method to quickly turn Wi-Fi can make, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Connecting to on or off: your PC. 1. From the top of a Home screen, swipe your finger downward to display the Notifications screen.
  • Page 131 Adding a Wi-Fi Network Manually Wi-Fi Settings 1. From a Home screen, touch Menu Settings Configure and manage connections to Wi-Fi access points. Connections Wi-Fi. 1. From a Home screen, touch Menu Settings The Wi-Fi options screen displays. Connections Wi-Fi. 2.
  • Page 132: Wi-fi Direct

    Wi-Fi Direct – Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep: Specify when to switch from Wi-Fi to mobile data for data communications, when your phone Wi-Fi Direct allows devices to connect to each other directly goes to sleep (when the backlight goes out). This setting can through Wi-Fi, without a Wi-Fi network or hotspot, and affect your data usage, and the behavior of devices you connect without having to set up the connection.
  • Page 133: Bluetooth

    Connecting to a Wi-Fi Direct Device Bluetooth 1. From a Home screen, touch Menu Settings Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications Connections Wi-Fi. technology for exchanging information over a distance of about 30 feet. 2. Touch the ON/OFF button to turn Wi-Fi ON You do not need to line up the devices to send information Wi-Fi must be on to use Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Page 134: Pairing With A Bluetooth Device

    Pairing with a Bluetooth Device 4. Touch Scan. Your device displays a list of discovered in-range Bluetooth devices. Search for a Bluetooth device and pair with it, to exchange information between your phone and the device. 5. Touch a device from the list to initiate pairing. After pairing, your phone and the target device connect with 6. Enter the passkey or PIN code, if needed, and each other and exchange information without a pass code...
  • Page 135: Bluetooth Settings

    Connecting with a Bluetooth Device 3. Touch a setting to configure Bluetooth: • Touch your phone’s name to enable or disable its visibility to 1. Turn Bluetooth ON. other devices’ Bluetooth searches. Available when Bluetooth is 2. From a Home screen, touch Menu Settings Connections...
  • Page 136: Bluetooth Profiles

    Bluetooth Profiles • Object Exchange: OPP v1.0 profile allows sending and receiving of contact name cards (vCard 2.1) and calendar events Bluetooth profiles are specifications for services supported (vCalendar) between devices. PBAP v1.2 supports exchange of by individual devices. Profiles improve the ability of different devices to work together.
  • Page 137: Vpn

    5. Enter the Server address and any other required fields that are dependent upon the Type you entered You can use your phone’s VPN (Virtual Private Network) previously. feature to connect to VPNs. Accessing a VPN 6. Touch the Show advanced options check box to display additional VPN options.
  • Page 138: Nfc

    Turning Android Beam On or Off 1. From a Home screen, touch Menu Settings NFC (Near Field Communication) allows data exchange when Connections NFC. you touch your device with another compatible device. This is used for applications such as Android Beam and S Beam. 2.
  • Page 139: S Beam

    S Beam Using S Beam 1. Turn S Beam ON. When S Beam is turned ON, you can beam files to another NFC-capable device by holding the devices close together. 2. Launch Camera, Music Player, or Gallery. You can beam images and videos from your gallery, music When using Gallery, you can select multiple files to files from your music player, and more.
  • Page 140: Nearby Devices

    Nearby Devices 4. Under Advanced, touch options to control how content is shared from your device: Share files with nearby devices over Wi-Fi. • Shared contents: Choose the type of content to share, from Note: To use Nearby devices for sharing, you must have set up Videos, Photos, or Music.
  • Page 141: Screen Mirroring

    Screen Mirroring Personal Computer Connections Screen Mirroring lets your phone share the contents of its You can connect your device to a PC as a removable disk and display with other devices, such as Smart televisions. access the file directory. If you insert an optional memory card (not included) in your phone, you can also access the 1. Connect your phone and another device to the same files directory from the memory card by using the device as a...
  • Page 142: Section 9: Settings

    Section 9: Settings Accessing Settings Settings Tabs From the Home screen, touch Menu Settings. Your phone’s Settings are divided into 4 main groups. When the Settings screen displays, the following tabs are located at – or – the top of the screen. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings.
  • Page 143: Wi-fi

    Wi-Fi Airplane Mode Your device supports Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. Use Wi-Fi settings to When airplane mode is enabled, all the phone’s wireless manage your device’s Wi-Fi connections. connections are disabled, and you cannot make or receive calls [except for Emergency (E911) calls] or messages. You For more information about using your phone’s Wi-Fi can, however, make Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.
  • Page 144: Data Usage

    Data Usage 5. To adjust the mobile Data usage cycle, touch and drag the vertical usage cycle lines left or right on the graph. Monitor data usage, and control your phone’s connection to 6. Touch Menu to display additional options. Touch mobile data service.
  • Page 145: More Networks

    More Networks Mobile Networks Set options for network selection, data service, and roaming Access additional options for configuring connections behavior. between your phone and other devices. 1. From the Settings screen, touch Connections Default Messaging App More networks Mobile networks. This setting lets you select the messaging app that your The Mobile networks screen displays.
  • Page 146: Nfc

    Tap and Pay Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). When NFC is turned on, you can use the Tap and Pay feature to pay for items just by touching your phone to a reader at a For more information about using VPNs, see “VPN” on register.
  • Page 147: Nearby Devices

    Nearby Devices Screen Lock 1. From the Settings screen, touch My device Share files with nearby devices over Wi-Fi. My device My device Lock screen. For more information, refer to "Nearby Devices” on 2. Touch Screen lock for these options then follow the page 134.
  • Page 148: Swipe Options

    Lock Screen Options Face Unlock Options These options are available when Screen lock is set to Face The following options are available depending on the unlock or Face and voice: Screen Lock type that you have selected. Swipe Options • Lock screen widgets: Lock the widgets that are displayed on your home screens.
  • Page 149: Display

    Display Pattern Options These options are available when Screen lock is set to In this menu, you can change various settings for the display. Pattern: From the Settings screen, touch My device My device My device • Lock screen widgets: Lock the widgets that are displayed on Display.
  • Page 150 Screen Font • Brightness: Configure the LCD Brightness levels. Touch • Font style: Select the text font style that appears in screens. Automatic brightness to allow the phone to self-adjust or drag You can also touch Download to choose from a wider the slider and touch OK.
  • Page 151: Led Indicator

    LED Indicator Sound From the Settings screen, touch My device Select which alerts cause the LED indicator (upper left corner My device My device of the phone) to come on while the phone’s screen is off. Sound. The following options display: From the Settings screen, touch My device My device...
  • Page 152 • Vibrate when ringing: A vibration is played at the same time • Sound when tapped: A tone sounds when you touch keys on as sounds for calls and alerts. the Samsung keypad. Feedback • Vibrate when tapped: Your device vibrates when you touch •...
  • Page 153: Home Screen Mode

    Home Screen Mode Blocking Mode Select the Home screen layout that best suits your needs. When enabled, Blocking mode lets you select which notifications you receive. 1. From the Settings screen, touch My device My device My device 1. From the Settings screen, touch My device Home screen mode.
  • Page 154: Hands-free Mode

    Hands-Free Mode Set time • Always: Blocking mode stays active until you turn it off. Hands-free mode allows you to select whether your phone • From: (Always must be turned off) Select the time when announces in plain language incoming calls and messages, Blocking mode turns on.
  • Page 155: Power Saving Mode

    Power Saving Mode Accessories Configure Power saving settings to conserve battery power. This screen allows you to select the Audio output mode when using a car or desk dock. 1. From the Settings screen, touch My device My device My device 1.
  • Page 156: Accessibility

    Accessibility • Show shortcut: Adds an Accessibility settings option or a TalkBack settings option to the Device options menu that Accessibility services are special features to make using the appears when you press and hold the Power/Lock key. device easier for those with certain physical disabilities. Use the Accessibility settings to activate these services.
  • Page 157 • Text-to-speech options: Set the your text-to-speech • Samsung subtitles (CC): Use Samsung subtitles with options. For more information, refer to "Speech” on page 155. multimedia files when available. Touch the ON/OFF button to turn the feature ON .
  • Page 158: Language And Input

    Touch From the Language and input screen, touch Default the ON/OFF button to turn Predictive text ON and choose a default input method: Samsung keyboard touch Predictive text to configure the following options: or Swype.
  • Page 159 • Tutorial: View help for using T9 predictive text. of sentences. • Reset settings: Touch to reset Samsung keyboard settings • Auto spacing: Spaces are automatically inserted between to the defaults, except for My word list and the Auto words.
  • Page 160: Google Voice Typing

    Swype Google Voice Typing To configure Swype settings: To configure Google voice typing: From the Language and input screen, touch next From the Language and input screen, touch next to to Swype to display the following options: Google voice typing. •...
  • Page 161: Voice Recognizer

    Use this menu to set the speech settings for Voice input. Voice Recognizer the contents of email messages. 1. From the Language and input screen, touch Choose either Samsung powered by Vlingo, or Google Text-to-speech options and select the preferred TTS (default). Voice Search engine, Samsung text-to-speech engine or Google Text-to-speech Engine.
  • Page 162: Motion

    Pointer Speed Motions • Direct call: Dials the currently displayed onscreen Contact This option sets your Pointer speed for your mouse or entry as soon as you place the device to your ear. trackpad when you are using a keyboard dock accessory. 1. From the Language and input screen, touch •...
  • Page 163: Smart Screen

    • Turn over to mute/pause: Mute incoming calls and any • Palm touch to mute/pause: Pause any onscreen video or playing sounds by turning the device display down on a mute any current sound by simply covering the screen with surface.
  • Page 164: Voice Control

    Voice Control Accounts The Voice control settings allow you to set up voice Use this option to set up, manage, and synchronize accounts, commands to control your device. including your Google and email accounts. Adding an Account Note: If you set the Alert type for calls or alarms to vibration, 1.
  • Page 165: Synchronizing Accounts

    Synchronizing Accounts Removing an Account Select the items you want to synchronize on your account Important! Removing an account also deletes all of its such as Books, Calendar, Contacts, and more. messages, contacts, and other data from the 1. From the Settings screen, touch Accounts.
  • Page 166 Configure the following options: Samsung services that are available. • Accounts: View Google accounts set up on your device. 4. If you have a Samsung account, touch Sign in. Touch a Google account to configure syncing or to remove – or –...
  • Page 167: Back Up And Reset

    Back Up and Reset Factory Data Reset From this menu you can reset your phone and sound settings The Back up and reset settings allow you to back up your to the factory default settings. data, back up accounts, automatically restore your phone, and reset your phone settings to the factory settings.
  • Page 168: Location

    Location Location Reporting Google uses Location Reporting to store and use your You must enable location services on your device for apps, device’s most recent location data. Google apps, such as such as Google Maps, to use your location. Google Maps, can use this data to improve your search Note: Some apps may require one or more location services results based on places that you have visited.
  • Page 169: Security

    My Places Security You can save your favorite locations for use with services The Security settings allow you to determine the security that require location information. This information can level for your phone. improve your search results and other location-related From the Settings screen, touch More activities.
  • Page 170 • Security policy updates: Changes to security policy certain circumstances, such as if the phone is lost or automatically download and update. stolen. • Send security reports: Security reports are sent to Samsung Some features a device administrator might control using Wi-Fi, for threat analysis. include: –...
  • Page 171: Application Manager

    You can download and install applications from the device storage, or from an optional installed memory Google Play Store, the Samsung Apps, or create applications card (not included), and use the Credential storage using the Android SDK and install them on the phone. Use Application manager to manage applications on the phone.
  • Page 172: Default Applications

    Battery 3. Touch an app or service to display the App info or Active app screen which provides more detailed storage See how much battery power is used for device activities. usage information, and lets you Stop/Force stop or 1. From the Settings screen, touch More Uninstall/Report and app or service.
  • Page 173: Storage

    Storage • Pictures, videos: Displays total device memory currently used to store pictures and videos. Manage the use of memory resources in the phone’s Device • Audio: Displays total device memory currently used to store memory, and on an installed optional memory card (not included).
  • Page 174: Date And Time

    Date and Time About Device By default, the phone receives date and time information This menu contains legal information, system tutorial from the wireless network. When you are outside network information, and other phone information such as the model coverage, you may want to set date and time information number, firmware version, baseband version, kernel version, manually using the Date &...
  • Page 175 • Legal information: This option displays information about • Baseband version: Shows the baseband version loaded on Open source licenses, Google legal information, and License this handset. settings. This information clearly provides copyright and Note: Baseband, kernel, and build numbers are usually used distribution legal information and facts as well as Google Terms for updates to the handset or for support.
  • Page 176: Software Update

    Software Update 4. When updating software, once the update file is downloaded, you can delay the update on the start The software update feature enables you to use your phone screen by postponing it for a certain period of time. If to connect to the network and upload any new phone software directly to your phone.
  • Page 177 Index settings 129 settings 70 turning on or off 127 silencing a ringer 66 Abc Mode 47 three-way 65 Accessory Settings 149 using the keypad 63 Accounts Calculator 106 Camcorder adding a google account 51 Calendar 107 recorded video options 95 setting up 51 Call recording video 94...
  • Page 178 my profile 57 changing the text entry mode 46 gmail 82 namecards 59 using 123sym mode 47 managing an account 52 speed dials 62 using abc mode 47 maps 115 starred contacts 59 using swype 49 play store 119 updating 55 using symbol/numeric mode 47 setting up an account 51 updating from call log 55...
  • Page 179 Home Screen internal phone storage 167 tab repositioning 25 adding widgets 36 Menu Music 116 folders 37 key 22 116 music player 86 wallpaper 38 Messages playlists 88 creating and sending 75 setting a song as a ringtone 90 email 80 Music File Extensions 86 116 Internet 114...
  • Page 180 Samsung Account Play Books 118 Task Manager 20 105 signing in 160 Play Games 118 Text Input Samsung Apps 121 Play Movies & TV 118 abc mode 47 Samsung Keyboard Play Music 118 methods 44 configuring 45 Play Newsstand 119...
  • Page 181 Videos recording 94 YouTube 123 Voice control 158 Voice Recorder 122 Voice Search 123 Voicemail 123 checking 17 setting up 16 accessing 131 Wi-Fi adding a connection manually 125 scanning and connecting 124 settings 137 turning on or off 124 Wi-Fi Direct 126 connecting to other devices 127 turning on and off 126...

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