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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

    Table of Contents Section 1: Getting Started ......4 Customizing the Home Screen ....31 Folders ........32 Understanding This User Manual .
  • Page 8 Section 9: Applications and Widgets ..94 Samsung Keyboard Settings ....63 Entering Text Using Swype ....63 Accessing Applications .
  • Page 9 Connections ......129 My device ....... 138 Accounts .
  • Page 10: Section 1: Getting Started

    This section allows you to quickly start using the Samsung Note: Instructions in this manual are based on default settings, GALAXY S III phone by installing an optional microSD card and may vary from your phone, depending on the (not included), installing and charging the battery, activating software version on your phone, and any changes to the your service, and setting up your voicemail account.
  • Page 11: Text Conventions

    Special Text Text Conventions In this manual, you’ll find text that is set apart from the rest. This manual provides condensed information about how to 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 12: Setting Up Your Phone

    Setting Up Your Phone Before using your phone, install an optional microSD memory card (not included) and the battery into their respective internal slots and compartments. 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 13: Installing A Memory Card

    Installing a Memory Card Removing a Memory Card This phone lets you install an optional microSD (SD) or Important! Unmount the memory card before removing it from microSDHC memory card (not included) to expand the phone to prevent damage to information stored available memory to store images, videos, music, on the optional memory card (not included).
  • Page 14: Installing The Battery

    Battery 3. Gently press down to secure the battery (2). This phone is powered by a rechargeable, standard Li-Ion battery. A Wall/USB Charger (Charging Head and USB cable) is included with the phone for charging the battery. Note: This phone is shipped with the battery partially charged. Please charge the battery fully before using the phone for the first time.
  • Page 15: Replacing The Battery Cover

    Use only Samsung approved batteries and chargers. Important! You must fully charge the battery before using your phone for the first time. A discharged battery recharges fully in approximately 4 hours.
  • Page 16 1. Insert the USB cable into the phone’s Charger/ 2. Connect the USB cable to the charging head. Accessory jack. 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 17: Turning The Phone On Or Off

    Turning the Phone On or Off Low Battery Indicator When the battery is weak and only a few minutes of talk time Press and hold the Power/Lock key (on the remain, the battery icon blinks and the device sounds a upper right side of the phone) for three seconds.
  • Page 18: Unlocking The Phone

    Unlocking the Phone Restarting the Phone 1. If needed, press 1. Press and hold the Power/Lock until the Home to wake Device options screen displays. the screen. 2. Touch Restart 2. Swipe the screen to Important! Please note that a touch screen responds best to a unlock it.
  • Page 19: Setting Up Your Phone

    Setting Up Your Phone Voicemail When you first turn on the phone, you are asked to set up a All unanswered calls to the phone are sent to voicemail, even few things. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up email if the phone is turned off.
  • Page 20: Your Google Account

    Your Google Account Roaming Your new phone uses your Google Account to fully utilize its When you travel outside your home network’s coverage area, Android features, including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, your phone can roam to acquire service on other compatible and so on.
  • Page 21: Securing Your Phone

    Securing Your Phone TTY Mode By default, the phone locks automatically when the screen This phone is fully TTY-compatible, allowing you to connect a times out, or you can lock the phone manually. You can TTY device to the phone’s headset jack. Before you can use unlock the phone using one of the default Unlock screens.
  • Page 22: Section 2: Understanding Your Phone

    Section 2: Understanding Your Phone Features • Galaxy Gear™ compliant. For more information, please visit: • 4.8-inch 1280x720 Super AMOLED HD touch screen • Messaging Services • CDMA 1X/EV-DO Rev-A Technology – Text Messaging • 1.5 gigahertz dual-core processor –...
  • Page 23: Front View

    Front View 1. Earpiece: Use during calls to listen to callers. 2. LED Indicator: Flashes or glows to alert you to alert notifications or phone status. 3. Menu Key: Touch to display options for the current screen. 4. Home Key: Press to display the Home screen or, if the phone is locked, the Lock screen.
  • Page 24: Side Views

    Side Views 1. Volume Key: From the Home screen, press to adjust Master Volume. During calls or music playback, press to adjust volume. Press to mute the ringtone of an incoming call. 2. USB Power/Accessory Port: Connect a USB cable for charging or to sync music and files.
  • Page 25: 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. Camera Flash: Use when taking photos. 3. 8 Megapixel Camera Lens: Use when taking photos or recording videos.
  • Page 26: Navigation

    Navigation Touch Screen Touch Navigate your phone’s features using the command keys and the touch screen. Touch items to select or launch them. For example: • Touch the onscreen keyboard to enter characters or text. Warning! A touch screen responds best to a light touch from •...
  • Page 27: Motion

    Motion Multi Window Your phone recognizes motion to allow you to navigate and This feature allows you to run multiple applications on the access features by moving the phone in specific patterns. current screen at the same time. To use motions to control your phone, enable the Note: When launching applications that contain multimedia Motion settings.
  • Page 28 Show the Multi window tab Hide the Multi window tab 1. If the Multi window tab is not showing on With the Multi window tab showing, touch and hold the current screen, touch and hold Back. This action hides the Multi window tab Back.
  • Page 29 The device displays a split screen view containing both Increase the size of a desired application window the initial app and the new Multi window app. Each With the two applications running in the Multi window application is still independent of the other. screen, touch and hold the Border bar, then drag it to resize the desired window.
  • Page 30 Moving the Multi Window Tab and Tray Relocate the Multi window tray 1. Enable the Multi window feature. You can move the Multi window tab along any edge of the screen (top, bottom, left, or right). This is a quick way to get 2.
  • Page 31 Customizing the Multi Window tray Add a Multi window app 1. Enable the Multi window feature. You can customize the contents of the Multi window tray by rearranging, removing, or adding apps. 2. Touch the Multi window tab to open the apps tray. Rearrange the Multi window apps 3. Touch Edit (located at the bottom of the list) to reveal 1. Enable the Multi window feature.
  • Page 32: Notifications

    Notifications The Notification area indicates data sync status, new messages, calendar events, call status, and so on. You can expand this area to reveal more detailed information about the onscreen notification icons. Opening the Notifications Screen 1. In a single motion, touch and drag the Status bar down to the bottom of the screen to display notifications.
  • Page 33: Quick Settings Menu

    Quick Settings Menu • S Beam: Turn on or off the S Beam application. For more information, refer to "S Beam” on page 123.. Use the Quick Settings buttons at the top of Notifications to • control popular settings. Slide your finger to the left to view NFC: Turn on or off NFC (Near Field Communications).
  • Page 34: Home Screen

    Home Screen Note: All screen images in this manual are simulated. Actual The Home screen is the starting point for using your phone. displays may vary, depending on the software version of your phone and any changes to the phone’s Settings. 1. Status Bar: Presents icons to show network status, battery power, and connection details.
  • Page 35: Status Bar Icons

    Status Bar Icons Location Active: One or more Location service is The Status bar shows network and battery status and other currently active. See “Location” on page 157.. details. No Network: No wireless network is available. Airplane Mode Active: All wireless communications are disabled.
  • Page 36: Extended Home Screen

    Extended Home Screen SD Card Removed: A memory card was uninstalled. The Home screen consists of the Home panel, plus panels that extend beyond the display width to provide more space Bluetooth Active: Bluetooth is turned on. for adding shortcuts, widgets, and folders. Slide your finger horizontally across the screen to scroll to Bluetooth Connected: Your phone is connected with the left or right side panels.
  • Page 37: Customizing The Home Screen

    Customizing the Home Screen Removing Widgets Touch and hold the widget until Remove displays. Customize the Home screen to suit your preferences. Drag the widget to the Remove icon. Primary Shortcuts Application Shortcuts Primary shortcuts display at the bottom of t he screen. You Use Application shortcuts to launch applications from the can edit the Primary shortcuts, except for Apps.
  • Page 38: Folders

    Folders Wallpaper Place folders on the Home screen to organize items. Choose a picture to display in the background of the Home Adding Folders screen. You can choose from pre-loaded wallpaper images or select a picture that you have taken with the Camera or 1. From the Home screen, touch and hold the screen to downloaded.
  • Page 39: Apps

    Apps Apps Screen Options 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps. Apps holds all applications installed on your phone, including 2. Touch Menu for options: applications that you download and install from the Google Play Store or from the web. •...
  • Page 40 • Create folder: Create a folder for organizing shortcuts. • Uninstall: Remove an application that you downloaded from your phone. • View type: Configure the application screen. • Share apps: Select applications that you have downloaded (not available for pre-loaded applications) to share via Add to Dropbox, Bluetooth, ChatON, Copy to clipboard, Drive, Email, Flipboard, Gmail, Google+, Hangouts, Messaging, S Memo, or Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Page 41: Section 3: Memory Card

    Section 3: Memory Card Unmounting the Memory Card ™ ™ Your phone lets you use a microSD (SD) or microSDHC card to expand available memory space. This secure digital card enables you to exchange images, music, and data Important! To prevent damage to information stored on the between SD-compatible devices.
  • Page 42: Sd Card Available Memory Status

    SD Card Available Memory Status To view the memory allocation for the external SD card: 1. From the Home screen, touch Menu Settings More Storage. 2. The available memory for the device and SD card displays under the Total space or Available space heading.
  • Page 43: Section 4: Accounts And Contacts

    Email, Facebook, messages. Google, and your Samsung account. Depending on the account, you can choose to synchronize your calendar, You may also choose to limit synchronization to extend contacts, and other types of content.
  • Page 44: Managing Accounts

    • Sync Gmail Tip: You can also control automatic synchronization using the • Sync Google Photos Sync toggle in the Quick Settings menu on the • Sync Google Play Books Notifications screen. For more information, refer to "Quick • Sync Google Play Magazines Settings Menu”...
  • Page 45: Contacts

    Google account, your Samsung account, your PC, pop-up displays: email accounts (including Exchange Server accounts), and • If you have defined one or more accounts (Google, Samsung, your Facebook friends. and so on), the Save contact to pop-up displays, select Device To access Contacts: or the account to receive the new Contact entry.
  • Page 46 Creating Contacts from Recent Calls 5. Under Email, the following options are available: • Home button: Touch to choose a label. Save a phone number from a recent call to create a new contact, or update an existing contact. • Email address: Enter an email address. For more information, refer to "Creating or Updating Contacts •...
  • Page 47: Updating Contacts

    Updating Contacts Choosing Contacts to Display 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts. Make changes to update an existing contact. 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts. 2. Touch Menu Contacts to display: • All contacts: to show all contacts. 2. Touch a contact to view its information, then touch Edit.
  • Page 48 Other Contacts Options My Local Profile 1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts. My local profile is your own contact record, listed under ME in Contacts. You can send My local profile as a vCard using 2. Touch a contact to display it, then touch Menu to Bluetooth or as an attachment.
  • Page 49 Linking Contacts 5. To link another contact, touch . The Linked contact screen displays. Your phone can synchronize with multiple accounts, including Google, Corporate, and other providers, plus social Touch Link another contact. A list of available contacts networking sites like Facebook. When you synchronize displays.
  • Page 50 • Import from SD card: Copy contacts that are saved on an 4. Touch Done. installed memory card. 5. Select Bluetooth, ChatON, Drive, Email, Gmail, Messaging, • Export to SD card: Copy contacts to an installed memory card. Samsung Link or Wi-Fi Direct, then follow the prompts to send the namecard(s).
  • Page 51 Favorites • Vibration pattern: Choose a vibration for calls from members of this group. Mark contacts with a star to identify them as Favorites and for display on the Favorites tab. • Add member: Select members from Contacts. Creating Favorites 3.
  • Page 52 Adding Contacts to a Group Sending a Message to Group Members 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 a Group to display it, then touch Groups.
  • Page 53: Speed Dials

    Speed Dials Speed dials are 1-, 2-, or 3-digit shortcuts (1 to 100) you assign to contacts, to allow you to quickly call the contact. For more information about calling using speed dials, see “Making Calls Using Speed Dials” on page 49. Note: Speed dial 1 is reserved for Voicemail, and cannot be assigned.
  • Page 54: Section 5: Calling

    Section 5: Calling This section describes how to make or answer a call. It also • Speed dial setting to access the Speed dialing setting menu includes the features and functionality associated with where you can assign a speed dial location to a current making or answering a call.
  • Page 55 3. The first time you access S Voice, follow the prompts to Return a call, or call a number from a recent call stored in confirm the Samsung Disclaimer and Terms of service. Recent calls. 4. Read the About S Voice screen and follow the prompts.
  • Page 56: Multi-party Calling

    Multi-Party Calling Answering Calls Use multi-party calling features to set up a call between You can answer incoming calls when the phone is locked or multiple callers, such as for a conference call. unlocked. 1. Establish the first call, by answering an incoming call Touch and drag the Answer icon to the right.
  • Page 57: Options During A Call

    Options During a Call • Noise reduction on / Noise reduction off: Enable or disable noise reduction to improve call audio quality in noisy environments. • Extra volume turned on / Extra volume turned off: Increase/decrease volume for received voices. Personalize •...
  • Page 58: Ending A Call

    Answering Call-Waiting Calls Calls Log When you receive a call during another call: When you place, answer, or miss a call, a record of the call is Touch and drag the Answer icon to the right to saved in the Calls Log. Accessing Calls Log answer the incoming call.
  • Page 59 Sending Messages Using Calls Log Managing Calls Log 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone Logs to To delete call log records: Logs Logs display recent calls. 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone Logs to Logs Logs 2. Swipe your finger from right to left across any call to display recent calls.
  • Page 60: Call Settings

    Call Settings Set up call rejection messages To access Call settings, from the Home screen, touch Create and manage text messages to send to callers when you select Reject call with message in the Incoming call Phone Menu Call settings. screen.
  • Page 61: 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 62: Call Accessories

    Call accessories Ringtones and keypad tones Configure headset options for calls. Select incoming call ringtone and vibration, and enable or disable call vibration and keypad tones. From the Call settings screen, touch Call accessories. From the Call settings screen, touch Ringtones and The following options are available: keypad tones.
  • Page 63: Personalize Call Sound

    Voicemail Personalize call sound This option personalizes the sounds you hear during a call Configure options for voicemail. whether or not you are using a headset. From the Call settings screen, under Voicemail, the From the Call settings screen, touch Personalize call following options are available: sound.
  • Page 64: Other Call Settings

    Other call settings From the Call settings screen, under Other call settings, and configure the following options: • Auto retry: Automatically redials 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 65: Section 6: Entering Text

    (Portrait) or sideways (Landscape) orientation. This feature is useful when entering text. Text Input Methods There are three text input methods available: • Samsung keyboard (default): Samsung’s onscreen QWERTY Shift Delete keyboard is used in both portrait and landscape orientation. •...
  • Page 66: Using Abc Mode

    Changing the Text Input Mode Keyboard Using ABC Mode 1. If desired, rotate the phone counterclockwise to a There are two main keyboard layout keys that will change the onscreen keys in the QWERTY keyboard. Landscape orientation. The available Text Input modes are: Sym and Abc. 2. When you touch the Enter message field, the following screen displays: Symbol/Numeric Mode: Activate the number,...
  • Page 67: Predictive Text

    My device Language and input. screen displays: 2. Touch the icon next to Samsung keyboard. 3. Touch the ON/OFF slider, located to the right of the Predictive text field, to 4. In the text portion of the message screen, begin typing a word.
  • Page 68: Using The Google Voice Typing Feature

    Handwriting feature or touch to switch back to into the microphone. Samsung keyboard mode. The text displays in the message as you speak. Note: The red microphone turns gray, when the feature times out. Touch the microphone icon to start again...
  • Page 69: Samsung Keyboard Settings

    QWERTY keyboards. Enabling and Configuring Swype The Samsung keyboard is the default text input method, so you must changed the text input method to use Swype. 1. From the keyboard, touch the top of the screen and drag it down to display your notification panel.
  • Page 70: Section 7: Messaging

    Section 7: 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 71 – 3. If adding a recipient from either Groups, Favorites, Add slide / Remove slide: Add or remove a slide. Slides hold Contacts, or Recent, touch the contact and touch Done. pictures or other media (adding a slide converts the message The contact displays in the recipient field.
  • Page 72: 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, number, or address are grouped together as a • Scheduled messages: Displays list of messages scheduled for “conversation”.
  • Page 73 – Text templates: Text templates are phrases that you can add • Display: to your messages. Use a pre-loaded text template, or create – Bubble style: Choose the appearance of messages in a your own. message thread. Touch a bubble style for each side of the •...
  • Page 74 • Emergency message settings: • Signature settings: – – Emergency Alerts: This device is designed to receive Wireless Add signature: Adds a signature to outgoing messages. Emergency Alerts from the Commercial Mobile Alert Service – Signature text: Enter the text for your message signature. (CMAS), including Presidential Alerts, Imminent Alerts (Severe or •...
  • Page 75: Emergency Alerts

    Emergency Alerts Listen to an example of a Emergency Alert tone: 1. From the Home screen, touch Messaging. This device is designed to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts 2. Touch Menu Settings Touch Emergency from the Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS). Emergency Alerts are geographically targeted and alert notification previews.
  • Page 76: 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. Creating an Email Account synchronize with a Microsoft Exchange email account. 1. From the Home screen, touch Menu 1. From the Home screen, touch Email.
  • Page 77: Switching Between Email Accounts

    Switching Between Email Accounts 8. At the Account options screen, select any of the options you want to change or enable/disable. 1. From the Home screen, touch Email. 9. Touch Next. Your Email screen displays showing your emails from the active account. 10.
  • Page 78: Composing And Sending Email

    Composing and Sending Email Managing Emails Refreshing Your Email Account 1. From the Home screen, touch Email Compose. Refresh your account to update the phone from the servers. 2. Touch fields to enter recipients and the email text. 1. From the Home screen, touch Email.
  • Page 79: Gmail

    Gmail Refreshing Your Gmail Account Refresh your account to update messages on the device. Send and receive emails using Gmail, Google’s web-based email. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Gmail. From the Home screen, touch Apps Gmail. 2. Touch Menu Refresh.
  • Page 80: Hangouts

    Hangouts Google+ Hangouts is a free web based application for instant Google+ makes messaging and sharing with your friends a messaging offered by Google. Conversation logs are lot easier. Set up Circles of friends, visit the Stream to get automatically saved to a Chats area in your Gmail account. updates from your Circles, use Messenger for fast messaging This feature allows you to search a chat log and store them with everyone in your Circles, or use Instant Upload to...
  • Page 81: Voice Recorder

    Record to resume recording. Dropbox, Bluetooth, ChatON, Drive, Email, Gmail, Messaging, 4. Once the audio recording has stopped, the message is Samsung Link, or Wi-Fi Direct. automatically saved. Touch Cancel to cancel the • Delete: Delete 1 or more voice recordings. Select the recording without saving.
  • Page 82 • Settings: The following settings are available: – Storage: Select where your recordings are saved. Selections are Device or Memory card (not included). – Recording quality: Set the recording quality to High or Normal. – LImit for multimedia messages: Selecting On limits the message size so the recording size attaches to an MMS message.
  • Page 83: Section 8: Multimedia

    Section 8: Multimedia Media Hub Music Samsung Media Hub is your one stop for the hottest movie The Music application can play music files. The Music app and TV content. With hundreds of titles available at your supports files with extensions AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, and fingertips, entertaining on the go has never been easier.
  • Page 84 Music controls Group Play: Share playback of a song with other, devices. For more information, refer to "Group Play” Volume Group Play on page 102.. Control the volume and the SoundAlive equalizer. Shuffle On: Randomly shuffle the current list of songs for playback.
  • Page 85 Music options Music file settings To access additional options, follow these steps: The Music settings menu allows you to set preferences for the music player such as whether you want the music to play 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Music.
  • Page 86: Using Playlists

    Using Playlists Removing Music from a Playlist To remove music files from a playlist: Playlists are used to assign songs to a list of preferred media that can then be grouped into a list for later playback. These 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Music.
  • Page 87: Setting A Song As A Ringtone

    Setting a Song as a Ringtone Editing a Playlist Name Besides adding and removing music files in a playlist, you You can set a song as a ringtone for all voice calls, for calls can also rename the playlist. from an individual contact, or as an alarm tone. To edit a playlist: 1.
  • Page 88: Google Play Books

    Google Play Books Google Play Movies & TV With Google Play Books, you can shop the world's largest With Google Play Movies & TV, you can rent or purchase selection of ebooks and read them anywhere you like—on a thousands of movies and TV shows. You can watch instantly phone, tablet, e-reader, or the Web.
  • Page 89: Google Play Music

    Google Play Music Video With Google Play Music, you can play music that you have The Video application identifies and plays video files added to your music file and any music you copied from your (3GP or MP4) stored on the phone or on an optional microSD PC.
  • Page 90 Full-screen view. Displays the video on the Note: The screen view icons ( , and ) are a entire screen. This view may cause image four-way toggle. The displayed icon indicates the mode distortion. used after you touch the icon. Original size view: The video plays in its 4.
  • Page 91: Camera

    Camera Taking Pictures 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Camera. Use the phone’s built-in Camera to take pictures and record video. 2. Using the display as a viewfinder, compose your From the Home screen, touch Apps Camera. picture by aiming the lens at the subject. •...
  • Page 92: Camera Options

    You can also “Pinch” the screen, or touch the zoom • Face detection: Touch the Camera button icons, to zoom in or out, or double-touch to zoom all to focus on and take a picture of the the way in or out. subject’s face.
  • Page 93 • Color effects: Choose color theme for the Focus mode: Choose either Auto focus or photo: Negative, Sepia, Black and white, Macro. Cartoonify, Washed out, Red-yellow point, • Timer: Set a delay before taking a picture. Blue point, Green point, and so on. •...
  • Page 94: Camcorder

    Camcorder • Contextual filename: Allows you to set the video file name to a name describing the Use the phone’s built-in Camcorder to record video. video content or location (e.g., South Padre From the Home screen, touch Apps Beach). Camera Mode.
  • Page 95: Capturing Video

    Capturing Video 10. Touch Back to return to the Camcorder to record more videos. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Camcorder Options Camera Mode. 2. Using the display as a viewfinder, compose your shot Configure the camcorder. by aiming the lens at the subject. 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps •...
  • Page 96 • Settings Resolution: Choose a size (in pixels) for the recording. • Edit shortcuts: Select which function • shortcuts display in the function menu. White balance: Choose a setting for the light source. • Location tag: Add GPS location information •...
  • Page 97: Gallery

    Gallery Viewing Pictures 1. From the 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 options.
  • Page 98: Viewing Videos

    • Print: Print the picture using Wi-Fi to a compatible Samsung 4. Touch the screen to display video player controls. For printer. more information, refer to "Video” on page 83. or “Photos” on page 107. • Rename: Change the picture’s filename.
  • Page 99: Youtube

    Sharing Using S Beam You can also share Gallery photos and videos with compatible devices using S Beam. For more information, refer to "S Beam” on page 123.. YouTube Access your YouTube ™ account, and view and upload YouTube videos from the phone. Apps 1.
  • Page 100: Section 9: Applications And Widgets

    Section 9: Applications and Widgets Accessing Applications This section contains a description of each application and widget that is available in the Apps and Widget menus, the 1. Press Home, touch Apps, then touch the function, and how to navigate through that particular Apps tab.
  • Page 101: Creating Application Folders

    Creating Application Folders Moving Application icons With the Apps screen in Customizable grid view, you can You can create application folders to hold similar applications arrange the application icons to suit yourself. if you wish. 1. From the Home screen, touch Menu Edit.
  • Page 102: Applications List

    Applications List Appstore (Amazon) Amazon Browse and download applications, games, and more from the Amazon application store. Shop with Amazon. From the Apps menu, touch Appstore. From the Apps menu, touch Amazon. Amazon Kindle Note: Airtime or download charges may apply when using Appstore.
  • Page 103 Calendar 3. Swipe left or right across the screen to view other days, or weeks. Record events and appointments to manage your schedule. 4. Swipe up or down the screen to view other events. 1. From the Apps menu, touch Calendar.
  • Page 104: Sending Events

    Week view: Choose Timeline or Analog view for a week’s 2. Touch or double-tap a date. events. 3. Touch Add event / Add Task, fill in and select the – First day of week: Choose a day to begin each week. information for this event or task, and then touch Save.
  • Page 105 Camera Chrome Use the device’s built-in Camera to take pictures and record The Google Chrome app allows you to use the Google video. Chrome web browser on the phone. 1. From the Apps menu, touch Chrome. For more information, refer to "Camera” on page 85. and “Camcorder”...
  • Page 106 Contacts Drive Contacts lets you access and manage your Contacts list, Use the Google Drive app to open, view, rename, and share Contacts Groups, Favorites list, and Speed dial settings. your Google Docs and files. 1. Touch Drive. For more information, refer to "Contacts” on page 39.. Downloads 2. Sign in to your Google account.
  • Page 107 Send and receive email using popular email services. Provides a premium one-stop service center that let’s you For more information, see “Email” on page 70. play, connect, and share games on compatible Samsung Flipboard Android devices. 1. From the Apps menu, touch Game Hub.
  • Page 108: Group Play

    Gmail Google+ Send and receive emails using Gmail, Google’s web-based Google+ makes messaging and sharing with your friends a email. lot easier. You can set up Circles of friends, visit the Stream to get updates from your Circles, use Messenger for fast For more information, see “Gmail”...
  • Page 109 10 friends. KNOX For more information, refer to "Hangouts” on page 74.. Samsung KNOX is a comprehensive enterprise mobile Help solution allowing both work and play apps and files on the Use Help to read or view brief instructions or videos on how same device.
  • Page 110 Media Hub Use Google Maps to find your current location, get directions, Samsung Media Hub is your one stop for the hottest movie and other location based information. The Google Maps and TV content. With hundreds of titles available at your shortcut displays by default on the Home screen.
  • Page 111: Mobile Hotspot

    Music Hub. Music is an application that can play music files. Music 2. To rent or buy media, you must have a Samsung supports files with extensions AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, and account. Touch Continue to log in or to create a WMA.
  • Page 112: Paper Artist

    My Files Paper Artist Find, view and manage files stored on an installed memory With Paper Artist, you sketch as you would on paper. You can card. If the file is associated with an application on the start from an empty sheet or import a picture from your phone, you can launch the file in the application.
  • Page 113: Play Games

    Photos Play Games Photos allows you to share you photos more easily using Play Games allows you to discover new games and to unify Google. your gaming activities. 1. From the Apps menu, touch Photos. Note: Play Games requires that you have or create a Google+ 2.
  • Page 114: Play Music

    Play Music Play Store With Google Play Music, you can play music that you have Discover the Google Play Store, where all your favorite added to your music file and any music you copied from your books, movies, apps, and games are all in one place that’s PC.
  • Page 115 Samsung Galaxy S III C Pen. Note: You can change back and forth in a memo to add text with the keypad and the stylus.
  • Page 116 Show the secondary toolbar. Lock screen wallpaper, or Home and lock screens. Add an additional page to the memo. • Print: Print the screen or web page on a Samsung printer using Wi-Fi. 4. When you have finished creating your memo, touch...
  • Page 117: Samsung Apps

    S Suggest Samsung Apps This application provides onscreen recommendations for With Samsung Apps, you can easily download an abundance applications that are specifically supported and made for use of applications to your device. These include games, news, on your device.
  • Page 118: Samsung Link

    1. From the Apps menu, touch TextCS. Samsung Link makes staying connected easy. 2. Touch the Enter message field and use the onscreen Allows users to share their in device media content with keypad to enter a message.
  • Page 119: Voice Search

    Voice Search Wi-Fi ON Voice Search offers voice activated Google searches. If you Wi-Fi ON lets you access the world’s largest network of Wi-Fi agree, Voice Search uses your location to improve search hotspots, automatically connecting you to partner Wi-Fi results and offer other services.
  • Page 120: Accessing Widgets

    Accessing Widgets 1. Press Home, then sweep your finger right or left to scroll to a particular Home screen panel. 2. Touch Apps Widgets tab. – or – Touch and hold on the displayed Home screen panel until the Home screen menu pops-up, then touch Apps and widgets Widgets tab.
  • Page 121: Section 10: Connections

    Section 10: Connections Turning Wi-Fi Off This section describes the various connections the phone can make, including accessing the Internet with your 1. From the top of the Home screen, sweep your finger Browser, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Connecting your PC. downward to display Notifications.
  • Page 122: Bluetooth

    Adding a Wi-Fi Network Manually Bluetooth 1. From the Home screen, touch Menu Settings Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications Connections Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi options screen technology for exchanging information over a distance of displays. about 30 feet. 2. Slide Wi-Fi to the right to turn on Wi-Fi.
  • Page 123: Pairing With A Bluetooth Device

    Pairing with a Bluetooth Device Connecting with a Bluetooth Device 1. Turn Bluetooth ON. Search for a Bluetooth device and pair with it, to exchange information between the two devices. 2. From the Home screen, touch Menu Settings After pairing, the two devices connect with each other and Connections Bluetooth.
  • Page 124: Internet

    Internet Command Keys • Touch Back or touch Back to return to the previous This device is equipped with a full HTML Browser, which page. allows you to access the Internet. • Touch Forward to go to the next page. From the Home screen, select Internet.
  • Page 125 Using Browser Windows To add an Incognito window: 1. From the Home screen, touch Internet , then touch You can have multiple windows open at one time, and you Windows Incognito. can switch between windows. • To open a new window, on the Internet screen, 2. A new Incognito window displays.
  • Page 126: Using Bookmarks

    Using Bookmarks Accessing Bookmarks and History Launch a bookmarked page, or reload recent pages. While browsing, bookmark a site to quickly access it later. Creating a bookmark 1. From the Internet screen, touch Bookmarks. 1. From the Home screen, touch Internet , then 2. On the tabs, use these options: browse to the desired web site,...
  • Page 127: Wi-fi Direct

    Wi-Fi Direct Connecting to Wi-Fi Direct Devices 1. First, enable Wi-Fi on your device. From the Home Wi-Fi Direct allows devices to connect to each other directly screen, touch Menu Settings. through Wi-Fi, without a Wi-Fi network or hotspot, and without having to set up the connection.
  • Page 128: Beaming

    Beaming Turning Android Beam On or Off 1. Tap NFC. 2. Slide NFC to turn NFC ON. NFC (Near Field Communication) allows data exchange when 3. Slide Android Beam to turn you touch your device with another compatible device. This Android Beam ON.
  • Page 129 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 130: Wi-fi Hotspot

    Wi-Fi Hotspot Securing Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Your Mobile Hotspot includes a generated password to limit Use Wi-Fi Hotspot to share your phone’s access to your access. To further limit access to your Mobile Hotspot, Wireless Provider’s Internet connection with up to 5 other you can: devices through Wi-Fi connections.
  • Page 131: Tethering

    Connecting a Device Using Mobile Hotspot Tethering Use the other device’s Wi-Fi control to connect to the Use Tethering to share the phone’s Internet connection with a device’s Mobile Hotspot. computer connected to your device using the USB data/ charging cable or a Bluetooth connection. On your device: 1.
  • Page 132: Vpn

    PC Connections You can use your phone’s VPN (Virtual Private Network) You can connect your device to a PC using an optional PC feature to connect to VPNs. data cable. This option lets you use the built-in mass storage Configuring VPN Settings and memory card capacity of the phone to store and upload files.
  • Page 133: Nearby Devices

    Nearby Devices Screen Mirroring Share files with nearby devices over Wi-Fi. Screen Mirroring lets the phone share the contents of its display with other devices, such as Smart televisions. Note: To use Nearby devices for sharing, a connection with 1. Connect the phone and another device to the same another Wi-Fi device must be established.
  • Page 134: Section 11: Settings

    Accounts: This tab provides both the ability to create and Connections: modify your accounts (such as: Samsung account, This tab provides access to the settings related to Email, Google account, and so on) and access the connection of your device to external sources.
  • Page 135: Connections

    Configure and manage connections to Wi-Fi access points. Note: The settings for your device are described below in the 1. From the Connections menu, touch Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi order that they appear within the Settings menu. options screen displays. Connections 2.
  • Page 136 Advanced Wi-Fi Settings • MAC address: (Not configurable) View the phone’s MAC 1. From the Connections menu, touch Wi-Fi address, needed for connecting to some secured networks Menu Advanced. (only shows when Wi-Fi is active). • IP address: (Not configurable) View the phone’s IP address 2.
  • Page 137: Bluetooth Profiles

    Bluetooth • Human Interface Devices: HID v1.0 profile supports certain interface devices. This device supports Bluetooth 4.0. Bluetooth Profiles • Personal Area Networking: PAN 1.0 supports exchange of data with other devices. Bluetooth profiles are specifications for services supported • by individual devices.
  • Page 138: Data Usage

    Data Usage Bluetooth Settings Pair and connect with other Bluetooth devices, manage your Control your device’s connection to your Wireless Provider’s Bluetooth connections, and control your device’s visibility to data service, and monitor your data usage. Turning Mobile Data On or Off other devices.
  • Page 139: More Networks

    More networks 4. Touch Menu to display additional options. Touch each check box to enable the feature or option. From the Connections menu, touch More networks. The • Auto sync data: Allows your accounts to automatically More networks menu displays. Airplane Mode synchronize.
  • Page 140: Default Messaging App

    Default messaging app Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot Choose the application to use for messaging, such as Mobile Hotspot Hangouts, Messaging, and so on. Turning ON Mobile Hotspot turns your phone into an Wi-Fi Printing Internet access point (hotspot) and allows up to 10 other devices to connect to it using a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Page 141 Turning Mobile Hotspot On or Off 3. Touch Configure to access the following options: See “Wi-Fi Hotspot” on page 124. • Network SSID: View and change the name of your Mobile Hotspot. Note: Using the phone as a mobile hotspot consumes battery •...
  • Page 142 Tethering Allowed Devices Restrict what devices can connect to your Mobile Hotspot Use Tethering to share the phone’s Internet connection with a with the Allowed devices list. After you add devices to the computer that connects to your device using a USB cable, or list, they can connect to your device using your device’s Wi-Fi by Bluetooth.
  • Page 143: Android Beam

    Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). For more information, refer to "NFC” on page 122.. Android Beam 1. From the More networks menu, touch VPN. Depending on your device’s Lock screen setting, the For more information, refer to "Android Beam” on page 122.. S Beam VPN screen appears.
  • Page 144: My Device

    My device – Face and voice: When enabled, you unlock the phone by looking at the screen and speaking. This option offers low From the Home screen, touch Menu Settings security, because someone who looks and/or sounds similar to My device. My device My device you could unlock the phone.
  • Page 145 Swipe Options Face unlock options • Multiple widgets: Displays multiple widgets on your lock • Lock screen widget: Allows you to lock the widgets that are screen. Appears as an option after you set Screen lock to an displayed on your home screens. option other than None.
  • Page 146 Display Pattern options • Lock screen widgets: Allows you to lock the widgets that are From the My device menu, touch Display. displayed on your home screens. The following options display: • Make pattern visible: Allows you to see the pattern as you •...
  • Page 147 • Screen • Font – – Brightness: Configures 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 Get fonts online to choose from a wider the slider and touch OK.
  • Page 148: Led Indicator

    LED indicator Tip: You can also set System volume from the Home screen by Select which alerts cause the LED indicator (upper left corner pressing the Volume key Up or Down. of the phone) to come on while the phone’s screen is off. From the My device menu, touch LED indicator.
  • Page 149 – Key-tap sound: When enabled, a tone sounds when you touch – Haptic feedback: The phone vibrates to indicate screen keys on the Samsung keypad. touches and other interactions. – Key-tap vibration: When enabled, your device vibrates when –...
  • Page 150: 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 My device menu, touch Home screen mode. 1. From the My device menu, touch the Blocking mode The Home screen mode screen displays.
  • Page 151 Hands-free mode • Allowed contacts – Allowed contacts: Select contacts from whom the phone is to Hands-free mode allows you to select whether your phone accept incoming calls. Options are: None, All contacts, announces in plain language incoming calls and messages, alarm information, and/or schedule alarm information from Favorites, Custom (selecting this option enables Allowed your Calendar.
  • Page 152: Power Saving Mode

    Power Saving Mode Accessories Configure Power saving settings to conserve battery power. This menu allows you to select the Audio output mode when using a car or desk dock. 1. From the Settings screen, under Device, touch Power 1. From the My device menu, touch Accessory. saving mode.
  • Page 153 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 154 – Samsung subtitles (CC): Select language, text size and – Text-to-speech options: Set the your text-to-speech caption style options for your subtitles in Samsung applications. options. For more information, refer to "Speech” on • Dexterity page 152. – Press and hold delay: Select a time interval for this action.
  • Page 155: Language And Input

    Learn from Messages: Update to let your device learn from configure the following options. This option cannot be disabled. your message text entries. – Input languages: Select languages for the Samsung Learn from Contacts: Update to let your device learn from keyboard. your Contacts style.
  • Page 156 Tutorial: View help for using T9 predictive text. Show Voice key: Displays the Voice recognition key on the Swype keyboard. – Reset settings: Touch to reset Samsung keyboard settings – My Words to the defaults, except for My word list and the Auto Backup &...
  • Page 157 – Living Language: When enabled, this feature automatically Updates: Update Swype if new software is available. updates your Swype dictionary with popular new words. • Google voice typing: When enabled, lets you vocally dictate Social integration: When you sign in, Swype learns the text entered into a field.
  • Page 158 This menu allows you to set the speech settings for Voice input. • Preferred TTS engine: Select Samsung text-to-speech Touch Voice search to configure the following: engine or Google Text-to-speech Engine. • Language: Choose a language for your voice input.
  • Page 159 Motion Install voice data: Download and install language-specific voice data for speech synthesis. Motion lets you control a number of the phone’s functions by Speech rate: Set the speed at which the text is spoken. moving your hand or finger across the screen in a particular Listen to an example: Play a sample of speech synthesis pattern or by moving the phone itself in a particular way.
  • Page 160 • Pan to move icon: Touch and hold a desired application Sensitivity settings and tutorial shortcut icon or widget on the screen. Once it detaches, move 4. Touch Sensitivity settings, then select Tilt to zoom, Pan the device left or right to migrate it to a new location. to move icon, or Pan to browse images.
  • Page 161: Voice Control

    Voice control • Palm touch to mute/pause: Once enabled, you can pause any onscreen video or mute any current sound by simply covering The Voice control settings allow you to set up voice the screen with your hand. Once you remove your hand from commands to control your device.
  • Page 162: Accounts

    Email, Facebook, Cloud Google, and your Samsung account. Depending on the account, you can choose to synchronize your calendar, From the Accounts menu, under Backup options, touch contacts, and other types of content.
  • Page 163: More

    More • Backup account: Select or set-up a Google Account the phone uses to backup your app data, Wi-Fi passwords, and From the Home screen, touch Menu Settings other phone settings. More. Location • Automatic restore: Automatically restores app data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other phone settings from your automatic Location services control your device's use of GPS signals.
  • Page 164 Security Note: GPS must be enabled to use some applications. From the More menu, touch Security. The Security You can also enable or disable GPS from the menu displays. The following options are available: Notifications panel. For more information, refer to •...
  • Page 165 Email, may require you allow access to Send security reports: Send security reports automatically to your device by device administrators in certain Samsung for threat analysis. circumstances, such as if the phone is lost or stolen. • Credential Storage –...
  • Page 166: Application Manager

    Uninstall/Report and app or service. For Downloaded You can download and install applications from the apps, you can also Clear data, Clear cache, and/or Google Play Store, the Samsung Apps, or create applications using the Android SDK and install them on the phone. Use Clear defaults.
  • Page 167 Battery – System memory: Shows the minimum amount of device storage required to run the system. See how much battery power is used by device activities. – Used space: Shows the total among of storage space being 1. From the More menu, touch Battery. The Battery screen used.
  • Page 168: Date And Time

    – Available space: Shows the total card memory available • Set time: Enter the current time (only available when Automatic for use. date and time is disabled). – Unmount SD card: Deactivates the memory card so that you • Automatic time zone: Uses the network-provided time zone. can safely remove it or format it.
  • Page 169 • Status: displays the Battery status, Battery level (percentage), • Android version: Shows the android version loaded on this Network, Signal strength, Mobile network type, Service state, handset. Roaming, Mobile network state, My phone number, MIN • Baseband version: Shows the baseband version loaded on number, PRL version, MEID version, IMEI number, ICCID this handset.
  • Page 170 System updates System updates lets you use your phone to connect to the network and download any new phone software directly to your phone. The phone automatically updates with the latest available software when you access this option. Tip: For best results, before launching System updates, connect your device to a Wi-Fi Access Point.
  • Page 171: Index

    Index Battery 8 Call Rejection 54 cover, removing 6 Calls Abc Mode 60 wall charger 9 answering 50 Accessibility 147 Bigger Font call-waiting 52 Accessing Calls Log 52 setting 148 ending 52 Accessory Settings 146 Bluetooth 131 from call log 49 Accounts pairing with a device 117 from contacts 48...
  • Page 172 Clock 99 Displaying Your Phone Number 13 Cloud 156 Downloads 100 Features 16 Connections 129 Drive 100 Flipboard 101 Contacts 100 Folders 95 creating 39 Email 101 adding and removing 32 creating from call log 40 account settings 72 Font Size creating from the keypad 40 combined inbox 72 changing 148...
  • Page 173 Google 102 Home screen Locking and Unlocking gmail 73 unlocking the keypad 12 adding shortcuts 31 managing an account 38 adding widgets 31 Low Battery Indicator 11 maps 104 customizing 31 play store 108 folders 32 Managing Emails 72 your account 14 primary shortcuts 31 Maps 104 youtube 93...
  • Page 174 Messaging 104 switch arrangement 23 handwriting 62 Music Namecards signing into email 70 music player 77 105 sending 44 microSDHC card 7 playlists 80 Navigation 20 Mobile Hotspot 105 134 setting a song as a ringtone 81 command keys 31 Mobile networks Music Controls 78 touch gestures 20...
  • Page 175 Play Movies and TV 107 Samsung Keyboard 59 Play Music 108 Screen Capture 154 Text Input Play Newsstand 82 108 Screen Mirroring 137 abc mode 60 Play Store 108 Security Settings methods 59 Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot credential storage 159 numeric mode 61...
  • Page 176 Wi-Fi Direct 121 connecting to other devices 121 Video 112 turning on and off 121 Videos Wi-Fi Hotspot 124 recording 89 Wi-Fi hotspot 134 Voice control 155 Wi-Fi ON 113 Voice Search 113 Wi-Fi Settings 115 Voicemail 13 Wireless Networking checking 13 bluetooth 116 setting up 13...

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