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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide (UG template version 13a) SPT_L520_Prepaid_MR4_KK_UG_Eng_NC7_TE_061914_F2...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Get Started ..........................1 Your Phone at a Glance ...................... 1 Set Up Your Phone ......................Activate Your Phone ......................Complete the Setup ......................Set Up Voicemail ........................ Sprint Account Information and Help ................... Sprint Account Passwords ...................
  • Page 3 Samsung Keyboard ....................Swype ......................... Tips for Editing Text ....................Phone Calls ..........................Make Phone Calls ......................Call Using the Keypad ....................Call from Logs ......................Call from Contacts ...................... Call a Number in a Text Message ................Call a Number in an Email Message ................
  • Page 4 Sign in to Your Google Account .................. Access Gmail ......................Send a Gmail Message ....................Read and Reply to Gmail Messages ................Samsung Account ......................Email ..........................Add an Email Account ....................Add a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Account ............Compose and Send Email ..................
  • Page 5 Google Play Music ...................... Music .......................... Navigation .......................... Google Maps ......................TripAdvisor ......................... Samsung Apps ........................Samsung Hub ........................Samsung Link ........................Configure Samsung Link Settings ................Use Samsung Link to Share Media with Another Device ..........Sprint Zone ........................
  • Page 6 Story Album ........................WatchON ........................... Web and Data ........................... Wi-Fi ..........................Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wi-Fi Network ............Connect to a Different Wi-Fi Network ................. Connections Optimizer ...................... Data Services General Information (3G and 4G Networks) ..........Your Data Services User Name .................
  • Page 7 Calendar .......................... 100 Add an Event to the Calendar ................... 100 Event Alerts ......................101 View Events ......................102 Delete Events ......................102 Clock ..........................103 Calculator ........................104 Dropbox ........................... Manually Uploading a Picture to Dropbox ..............
  • Page 8 Transfer Files Between Your Phone and a Computer ............Update Your Phone ......................Before Updating Your Firmware ................Update Your Phone ....................Settings ........................... Wi-Fi Settings ........................Turn Wi-Fi On or Off ....................Configure Wi-Fi Settings ................... Other Wi-Fi Settings ....................
  • Page 9 Vibrate When Ringing ....................Dialing Keypad Tone ....................Touch Sounds ......................Screen Lock Sound ....................Emergency Tone ...................... Samsung Keyboard Settings ..................Adapt Sound ......................Home Screen Mode ......................Call Settings ........................Set Up Call Rejection Messages ................Answering/Ending Calls ....................
  • Page 10 Accessibility ........................Language and Input ......................Choose a Default Language ..................Set a Default Input Method ..................Google Voice Typing Settings ................... Samsung Keyboard Settings ..................Swype Settings ......................Voice Search Settings ....................Text-To-Speech Options ................... 149 Pointer Speed ......................
  • Page 11 Passwords ........................ Device Administration ....................Security Update Service ................... Credential Storage ....................Application Manager ......................Default Applications ......................Battery ..........................Storage ..........................Date and Time ......................... Activate This Device ......................System Update ........................ About Device ........................Copyright Information ......................Index ............................
  • Page 12: Get Started

    Get Started The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your phone and Sprint Prepaid service the first time. Your Phone at a Glance The following illustration outlines your phone’s primary features. Set Up Your Phone You must first install and charge the battery to begin setting up your phone.
  • Page 13 Using the slot provided, gently lift the cover off the phone.  Insert the battery, aligning the gold contacts on the battery with the gold contacts on  the phone, and gently press the battery into place. Replace the battery compartment cover, making sure all the tabs are secure and ...
  • Page 14: Activate Your Phone

    3. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the Charging Head, and then plug the Charging Head into an electrical outlet to charge your battery. Fully charging a battery may take up to three hours. Note: Your phone’s battery should have enough charge to turn the phone on and find a signal, run the setup application, set up voicemail, and make a call.
  • Page 15: Complete The Setup

    Samsung Account: Your Samsung Account is used for access to Samsung apps  and services, such as Samsung Hub, Samsung Apps, Samsung Link, and much more. Complete the steps to sign in to your current Samsung Account, or sign up for a new Samsung Account. 2. Tap Finish to complete setup.
  • Page 16: Sprint Account Information And Help

    2. Touch and hold to dial your voicemail number. 3. Follow the system prompts to: Create your password.  Record your name announcement.  Record your greeting.  Note: Voicemail Password—Sprint strongly recommends that you create a password when setting up your voicemail to protect against unauthorized access. Without a password, anyone who has access to your phone is able to access your voicemail messages.
  • Page 17 ● View cash balance and/or payment date. ● Check minute usage (if not on an unlimited voice plan). ● Add a credit/debit card to set up AutoPay or make one-time payments. ● See or modify your price plan. ● Change your Account PIN. From a Phone ●...
  • Page 18: Phone Basics

    Phone Basics Your phone is packed with features that simplify your life and expand your ability to stay connected to the people and information that are important to you. The following topics will introduce the basic functions and features of your phone. Your Phone’s Layout This illustration outlines your phone’s basic layout.
  • Page 19 ● Power/Lock Key lets you turn the phone on or off, turn the screen on or off, or lock the screen. Press and hold for a Device options menu, where you can turn the phone off or restart it, or for easy access to Airplane mode, and to Mute, Vibrate, and Sound modes. ●...
  • Page 20: Turn Your Screen On And Off

    Turn Your Phone On and Off Use the Power/Lock Key to turn the phone on or off. Turn Your Phone on or off ■ Press and hold the Power/Lock Key. The screen remains blank while your phone is off. If the phone is off during charging, the screen displays a charging animation.
  • Page 21: Touchscreen Navigation

    Touchscreen Navigation Your phone’s touchscreen lets you control actions through a variety of touch gestures. When you want to type using the on-screen keyboard, select items on-screen such as application and settings icons, or press on-screen buttons, simply tap them with your finger. Touch and Hold To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link in a Web page), touch and hold the item.
  • Page 22 Swipe or Slide To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen. Phone Basics...
  • Page 23 Drag To drag, touch and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to move your finger. While dragging, do not release your finger until you have reached the target position. Phone Basics...
  • Page 24 Phone Basics...
  • Page 25 Flick Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe your finger in light, quick strokes. This finger gesture is always in a vertical direction, such as when flicking the contacts or message list. Pinch and Spread “Pinch”...
  • Page 26 Tip: Pinching any Home screen will let you see thumbnails of all seven Home screens. Tap a thumbnail to go straight to another Home screen. Rotate For most screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by turning the phone sideways. When entering text, you can turn the phone sideways to bring up a bigger keyboard.
  • Page 27 Note: You can control screen rotation with the Auto-rotate screen setting. To make this selection, press and tap > Settings > My device tab > Display > Auto rotate screen. See Auto Rotate Screen for more information. Phone Basics...
  • Page 28: Features

    Features Your phone offers new features for using gestures to interact with your phone. Motions and Gestures Interact with your phone using motions of the phone itself, or with gestures you make with your hands. Motion Control your phone with natural movements, like putting the phone to your ear to call a contact displayed on the screen.
  • Page 29: Smart Screen

    Smart Screen Smart screen features allow you to have your phone automatically detect when you are looking at the screen. Smart screen features include: ● Smart stay: The screen will not time out as long as you are looking at it. Smart screen uses the front camera to detect when you are facing the screen.
  • Page 30: Your Home Screen

    Your Home Screen The home screen is the starting point for your phone’s applications, functions, and menus. You can customize your home screen by adding application icons, shortcuts, folders, widgets, and more. Your home screen extends beyond the initial screen. Swipe the screen left or right to display additional screens.
  • Page 31: Add And Remove Primary Shortcuts

    Add Shortcuts from the Home Screen 1. Press to display the main Home screen, and then navigate to the desired screen. 2. Touch and hold an empty area of the Home screen, and then tap Apps and widgets. 3. Touch and hold the application icon, and then drag it to a position on the home screen. 4.
  • Page 32: Add And Remove Widgets

    Add and Remove Widgets Widgets are self-contained applications that reside either in your Widgets tab or on the main or extended Home screens. Unlike a shortcut, the Widget appears as an on-screen application. Widgets can include Contacts shortcuts, bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts, and many other types of apps.
  • Page 33: Status Bar

    Status Bar The Status bar at the top of the home screen provides phone and service status information on the right side and notification alerts on the left. To view notification alerts, touch and hold the Status bar and drag it down. Status Icons Icon Description...
  • Page 34 Icon Description Missed call New email New Gmail New message New voicemail Event USB connection Updates available Downloading Keyboard active Phone Basics...
  • Page 35: Notification Panel

    Notification Panel The Notification Panel displays information about connections, alerts, new messages, and more. It also has Quick settings—buttons which allow you to quickly access and change common system settings. ● Settings: Access System settings. For more information, see Settings. ●...
  • Page 36: Quick Settings

    Access the Notifications Panel 1. Touch and slide downward from the top of the screen to display the Notification Panel. Slide the Notification Panel upward to close it. 2. Tap ongoing events or notifications to view details, or to launch the related app or feature.
  • Page 37: Enter Text

    Google voice typing allows you to speak your entries. ● Samsung keyboard allows you to enter text by touching keys on a virtual QWERTY keyboard. Samsung keyboard includes optional predictive text, which matches your key touches to common words so you can select a word to insert it into your text.
  • Page 38: Google Voice Typing

    1. From a screen where you can enter text drag down from the top of the screen to open the Notifications panel, and then tap Select input method > Samsung keyboard. 2. Tap keys to enter text. While entering text, use these options: If you make a mistake, tap to delete incorrect characters.
  • Page 39: Swype

    Press and tap > Settings > My device tab > Language and input, and then next to Samsung keyboard. Note: For more information about Samsung Keyboard settings, see Samsung Keyboard Settings. Swype Swype lets you enter words by tracing over the letters on the virtual QWERTY keyboard.
  • Page 40: Tips For Editing Text

    From the Swype keyboard, touch and hold Note: For more information about Swype settings, see Swype Settings. Tips for Editing Text These tips allow you to cut or copy selected text and paste it into a separate selected area. 1. In a text entry field, double-tap the text. 2.
  • Page 41: Phone Calls

    Phone Calls With the Sprint National Network and your phone’s calling features, you can enjoy clear phone calls across the country. Make Phone Calls There are several convenient ways to place calls from your phone. Call Using the Keypad The most “traditional” way to place a call is by using the phone’s dialer screen. 1.
  • Page 42: Call From Contacts

    Call from Contacts You can place calls directly from your Contacts list using either of the following procedures. Note: You can access Contacts directly from the Phone app. Tap and then tap the Contacts tab at the top of the screen. 1.
  • Page 43: Receive Phone Calls

    Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) Information This phone features GPS (Global Positioning System), which is used for E9-1-1 emergency location service, where available. When you place a call to 9-1-1, the GPS feature of your phone provides information about your approximate location. Depending on several variables, including availability and access to satellite signals, it may take up to 30 seconds or more to determine and report your approximate location.
  • Page 44: Reject A Call With A Text Message

    Reject a Call with a Text Message You can automatically reject an incoming call by sending a text message to the caller. 1. Touch and drag Reject call with message toward the top of the screen. 2. Select an existing message and tap –...
  • Page 45: Caller Id

    Caller ID Caller ID identifies a caller while the phone is ringing, by displaying the number of the incoming call. Block Caller ID You can block your Caller ID (visible to other when you make a call), before making a call. The blocking only lasts for that call, and then returns to regular Caller ID.
  • Page 46: Call Forwarding

    Call Forwarding Call Forwarding lets you forward all your incoming calls to another phone number – even when your phone is turned off. You can continue to make calls from your phone when you have Call Forwarding is activated. Note: You are charged a higher rate for forwarded calls. Activate Call Forwarding 1.
  • Page 47: Speed Dials

    ● for more options: Contacts: Launch Contacts.  Memo: Launch Memo, to create memo during a call.  Message: Launch Messaging, to create a new message.  Speed Dials You can assign a shortcut number to a phone number in your Contacts List for speed dialing. There are one hundred available numbered spaces.
  • Page 48: Voicemail

    Voicemail Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off. You should set up your Sprint Voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. Always use a password to protect against unauthorized access. Set Up Voicemail The following steps will guide you through setting up your standard voicemail from the Phone app.
  • Page 49: Visual Voicemail

    ● By sounding the notification ringtone. ● By displaying in the Notifications area of the Status bar when a new voicemail message(s) are received. ● By displaying the number of new voicemail message(s) on the Voicemail app icon. Note: Your phone accepts messages even when it is turned off. However, your phone notifies you of new messages only when it is turned on and you are in a service area.
  • Page 50: Logs Options

    2. To choose logs to display, tap > View, and then tap All calls, Missed calls, Dialed calls, Received calls, or Rejected calls to filter the list. Logs Options The following procedures will guide you through accessing and understanding your call log options.
  • Page 51: Contacts

    Contacts The Contacts application lets you store and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including contacts you enter and save directly in your phone as well as contacts synchronized with your Google Account, your PC, compatible email programs (including Exchange Server), and your Facebook friends.
  • Page 52: Contacts Options

    Share namecard via: Share contact(s) with others Bluetooth, Drive, Email, Gmail,  Messaging, or Wi-Fi Direct. Merge accounts: Combines phone contacts with a Google or Samsung Account.  Accounts: Displays accounts set up on your phone.  Speed dial setting: Allows you to assign a speed dial number to a selected contact.
  • Page 53: Add A Contact

    Add a Contact You can add contacts directly from the Contacts application. Enter details such as name, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, and more. 1. Press and tap Contacts. 2. Tap at the top of the screen. 3. Tap Device to store the contact on your phone, or tap an account to store the contact. 4.
  • Page 54: Save A Phone Number

    Save a Phone Number You can save a phone number to Contacts directly from the phone keypad. 1. Press and tap Phone. 2. Enter a phone number using the on-screen keypad. 3. Tap Add to contacts, and then tap Create contact or Update existing. 4.
  • Page 55: Assign A Picture To A Contact

    Assign a Picture to a Contact Adding a picture to a contact entry creates a more personal and easily recognized entry. For example, when receiving a call from one of your contacts, the associated picture will display. You can assign a picture from Gallery, or take a new picture with Camera. 1.
  • Page 56: Link A Contact

    Link a Contact When you have contacts from various sources (Gmail, phone, Facebook, etc.), you may have multiple similar entries for a single contact. Your phone’s Contacts application lets you link multiple entries into a single contact. 1. Press and tap Contacts.
  • Page 57: Groups

    Groups This feature allows you to add a new or existing contact to a call group. This group can be one of the already present groups (Family, Friends, or Work) or a user-created group. Create a New Group 1. Press and tap Contacts.
  • Page 58: Share A Contact

    Send a Message to a Group 1. Press and tap Contacts. 2. Tap the Groups tab, and then tap a group. 3. Tap > Send message. 4. Select the recipients of the new message and then tap Done. 5. Type your message, and then tap Share a Contact You can quickly share contacts using Bluetooth, Drive, Email, Gmail, Messaging, or Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Page 59: Accounts And Messaging

    Accounts and Messaging With Sprint service and your phone’s messaging capabilities, you have the opportunity to share information through many different channels and accounts, including Gmail (Google), personal and corporate email, text and multimedia messaging, social networking accounts, and Google Hangouts.
  • Page 60: Sign In To Your Google Account

    Sign in to Your Google Account If you have a Google Account but have not yet signed in with your phone, follow these instructions to sign in to your Google Account. 1. Press and tap > Settings. 2. Tap Accounts tab > Add account > Google > Existing. 3.
  • Page 61: Read And Reply To Gmail Messages

    > Forward to send the message to a new recipient.  4. To send the message, tap Samsung Account Create a Samsung Account for access to Samsung apps and services, such as Samsung Hub, Samsung Apps, Samsung Link, and much more. 1. Press and tap >...
  • Page 62: Email

    Note: Tap Help for more information about Samsung Accounts, or for help with your account. Email Use the Email application to send and receive email from your webmail or other accounts. You can also access your Exchange ActiveSync email on your phone.
  • Page 63: Compose And Send Email

    Compose and Send Email Compose and send email using any account you have set up on your phone. Increase your productivity by attaching files such as pictures, videos, or documents to your email messages. 1. Press and tap Apps > Email.
  • Page 64: Reply Or Forward Email

    for more options, including Send email to myself, Schedule sending,  Priority, Tracking options, and Security options. 4. To send the message, tap Reply or Forward Email Reading and replying to email on your phone is as simple as on your computer. 1.
  • Page 65: Email Settings

    Sort Email Messages 1. Press and tap Apps > Email. 2. On the email account Inbox, tap > Sort by. 3. Select an option to sort email messages. Delete Email Messages 1. Press and tap Apps > Email. 2. On the email account Inbox, tap the check boxes beside each email message you want to delete.
  • Page 66 • Delay email sending: Delay the sending of emails so that they can be cancelled if needed. When enabled, you’ll have the option to cancel sending for a specified time after you tap Send. If you enable Delay email sending, use the Set length of delay option to choose how long to delay.
  • Page 67 Out of office settings: Send out of office auto-replies during a set period.  Default account: Assign an account as the default email account for outgoing  messages. When you launch an email from other apps, the email will automatically be from this account.
  • Page 68: Delete An Email Account

    • Sync Task: Synchronize emails between your phone and the account. • Exchange server settings: Configure Exchange server settings. Delete an Email Account If you no longer want an email account on your phone, you can remove it. 1. Press and tap Apps >...
  • Page 69: New Messages Notification

    Record video: Launch the Camera to record a video, and then add it to your  message by tapping Save. Audio: Choose a sound from Music.  Record audio: Launch Voice Recorder to record a new sound.  S Memo: Launch S Memo to choose or create a memo. For more information, ...
  • Page 70: Managing Messages

    Managing Messages Messages that are sent to and received from a contact (or a number) are grouped into conversations or ‘threads’ in the All messages screen. Threads let you see all exchanged messages with a contact. View a Message 1. Press and tap Messaging.
  • Page 71: Messaging Settings

    Protect a Message from Deletion You can lock a message so that it will not be deleted even if you delete the other messages in the thread. 1. Press and tap Messaging. 2. On the Messaging screen, tap a message thread. 3.
  • Page 72 the message header displays in the message list, and you’ll be prompted to download the attachment(s). MMS alert: Set the phone to alert you when you make a change to a message that  will convert the message to a multimedia message (MMS). Bubble style: Control how messages appear on the screen.
  • Page 73: Social Networking Accounts

    Add to spam numbers: Enables you to add telephone numbers which will be  automatically flagged as spam, when Spam settings is enabled. Add to spam phrases: Enables you to add text phrases which will be automatically  flagged as spam, when Spam settings is enabled. Block unknown senders: Automatically blocks messages from numbers that are ...
  • Page 74: Youtube

    YouTube YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. The site is used to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as video content such as video blogging, informational shorts, and other original videos.
  • Page 75: Apps And Entertainment

    Apps and Entertainment All your phone’s features are accessible on the Apps screen. Google Play Store ™ The Google Play Store app is the place to go to find new Android apps, games, movies, music, and books for your phone. Choose from a wide variety of free and paid apps ranging from productivity apps to games.
  • Page 76: Create A Google Wallet Account

    Warning! Read the notification carefully! Be especially cautious with apps that have access to many functions or a significant amount of your data. Once you agree to the download and installation on this screen, you are responsible for the results of using this item on your phone. Create a Google Wallet Account You must have a Google Wallet account associated with your Google Account to purchase items from the Google Play Store app.
  • Page 77: Google Play Books

    Google Play Books Discovering your favorite books and authors has never been easier. With Google Play Books, you can shop the world's largest selection of e-books and read them anywhere you like—on a tablet, phone, e-reader, or the Web. ■ Press and tap Apps >...
  • Page 78: Movies, Tv, And Media

    ■ Press and tap Apps > Play Newsstand. Movies, TV, and Media Google Play Movies & TV The Google Play Movies & TV application allows you to connect to the Google Play Store and download a movie or TV show to watch instantly. Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows, including new releases and HD titles in Google Play and stream them instantly on your Android phone.
  • Page 79: Music

    Share music: Select music stored on your phone or on an optional installed memory  card (not included). Share images: Select pictures stored on your phone or on an optional installed  memory card (not included). Share documents: Select documents stored on your phone or on an optional ...
  • Page 80: Music

    Music The Music app plays music files. Use Music to browse your music library, play songs, and create playlists. You can also set songs as ringtones for incoming calls, or as alarm tones. Note: For information about loading music onto your phone, see Transfer Files Between Your Phone and a Computer.
  • Page 81 4. While playing music, use these controls: Select Device: Streams the current music file to another device using Screen  Mirroring. For more information, see Screen Mirroring. Favorite: Assign the current song as a Favorite.  Shuffle: Shuffles the current list of songs randomly, or play songs in order. ...
  • Page 82 Set a Song as a Ringtone or Alarm Tone You can set a song as a ringtone for all incoming calls, or for a contact. You can also set a song as an alarm tone. 1. Press and tap Apps > Music.
  • Page 83: Navigation

    • Adapt Sound: Customize sound output when you are listening with earphones. Only available when earphones are inserted into the earphone jack. • Play speed: Touch and drag the slider to set the default speed for music playback. • Music auto off: Choose a time period for music to play, after which Music will end.
  • Page 84: Samsung Apps

    Apps > TripAdvisor. 2. Follow the on-screen instructions. Samsung Apps Browse, search, and find apps to download and install on your phone. Log in to your Samsung Account to manage your downloads. ■ Press and tap Apps >...
  • Page 85 Samsung Hub. ● Media Content that is purchased and downloaded may be viewed concurrently on up to five (5) devices with Samsung Hub (or “the service”) that are also registered to the same account. ● You may remove a device from your account no more than once every 90 days.
  • Page 86: Samsung Link

    Samsung Link. 2. Follow the prompts to sign in to your Samsung Account and learn about Samsung Link. 3. On the Samsung Link screen, swipe your finger left or right across the screen to scroll between: ALL CONTENT: Media you’ve recently viewed.
  • Page 87: Configure Samsung Link Settings

    Video optimization: When turned On, video quality for streamed video content is  optimized depending on current network conditions. Password lock: When turned On, access to Samsung Link on your phone is  password-protected. You must enter your Samsung Account password to start Samsung Link.
  • Page 88: Use Samsung Link To Share Media With Another Device

    1. Press and tap Apps > Samsung Link. 2. Launch AllShare Play or Samsung Link on the target device. 3. On the DEVICES & STORAGE screen, tap your phone, and then tap media file(s) to select them for streaming. 4. Tap , and then choose a device for sharing.
  • Page 89: Watchon

    WatchON Use WatchON and your phone to control your TV and other devices. Set Up WatchON Configure basic WatchON settings, to identify your TV provider and sign in to your accounts. Press and tap Apps > WatchON. 2. Follow the prompts to configure WatchON options, such country/region, TV service provider, channel list setup, etc.
  • Page 90: Web And Data

    Web and Data The following topics address your phone’s data connections and the built-in Web browser. Additional data-related features can be found in Accounts and Messaging, Apps and Entertainment, and Tools and Calendar. Your phone’s data capabilities let you wirelessly access the Internet or your corporate network through a variety of connections, including: Wi-Fi Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access over distances of up to 300 feet.
  • Page 91: Connect To A Different Wi-fi Network

    Scan and Connect to a Wi-Fi Network 1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi. 2. The network names and security settings (Open network or Secured with xxx) of detected Wi-Fi networks are displayed. When you select an open network, you will be automatically connected to the ...
  • Page 92: Connections Optimizer

    Connections Optimizer The Connections Optimizer is a tool that automatically selects the best mobile network for your phone, including "remembered" Wi-Fi networks. About Connections Optimizer The Connections Optimizer helps you manage and enhance your data experience by finding and connecting to "remembered" Wi-Fi networks on your phone. Remembered Wi-Fi networks are networks with which you have previously chosen to connect.
  • Page 93: 4g Services

    When you use data services, your user name is submitted to identify you to the Nationwide Sprint Network. Your user name is automatically programmed into your phone. You don’t have to enter it. Update Your User Name If you choose to change your user name and select a new one online, or make any changes to your services, you must then update the profile on your phone.
  • Page 94: Prepare Your Phone For Vpn Connection

    Prepare Your Phone for VPN Connection Depending on the type of VPN, you may be required to enter your login credentials or install security certificates before you can connect to your company’s local network. You can get this information from your network administrator. To connect to a VPN, you must have Mobile data enabled, or your phone must be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Page 95: Disconnect From A Vpn

    1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections tab. 2. Tap More networks > VPN. 3. In the VPNs section, tap a VPN. 4. Follow the prompts to enter your login credentials, and connect. When you are connected, the VPN connected icon appears in the notifications area of the Status Bar. Disconnect from a VPN The following describes how to disconnect from a VPN connection.
  • Page 96 Web and Data...
  • Page 97: Camera And Video

    Camera and Video Camera You can use the camera or camcorder to take and share pictures and videos. Taking pictures with your phone’s built-in camera is as simple as choosing a subject, pointing the camera, and then pressing the camera key. ■...
  • Page 98: Take A Picture

    Take a Picture You can take pictures with your phone’s front or back camera, or combine shots with Dual mode. 1. Press and tap Apps > Camera. 2. Using the phone’s screen as a viewfinder, compose your shot by aiming the camera at the subject.
  • Page 99: Camera Options

    Tap the screen to change the focus area to the area you tapped.  Capture to take a still picture while continuing recording.  Pause to temporarily stop recording.  Stop to stop recording.  Camera Options Camera options are special options that you can choose, right on the camera screen, to make your pictures or videos special.
  • Page 100: Quick Camera Settings

    • Continuous shot: Captures a series of photo continuously at a rate of 3 per second for as long as you touch and hold Capture (maximum of 20 photos at a time). These photos are saved together as a group in a folder in Gallery. •...
  • Page 101: Advanced Camera Settings

    Advanced Camera Settings Use Advanced settings to configure default options for pictures and videos. 1. Press and tap Apps > Camera. 2. From the Camera screen, tap and then tap for these settings:  Photos: • Photo size: Choose the default size for pictures. •...
  • Page 102: Gallery

    • Voice control: When On, you can take pictures or record videos by speaking commands. For more information, see Voice Control. • Contextual filename: When On, filenames include GPS information. GPS tag must be enabled to use contextual filenames. • Storage: If you have an optional memory card installed (not included), you can choose whether to save files to device memory or to the memory card.
  • Page 103: View Photos And Videos

     3. Tap for more options (options vary according to item being viewed): Edit: Edit the photo using Photo Editor (available for download from Samsung Apps).  Play continuous shot: View Continuous shot photos in quick secession. For more ...
  • Page 104: Zoom In Or Out On A Photo

    Photo note: Write a note on the ‘back’ of the photo.  Copy to clipboard: Place the photo on the clipboard for pasting into other apps.  Print: Print the photo to a compatible Samsung Wi-Fi printer (not included).  Rename: Rename the photo or video. ...
  • Page 105: Edit Photos

    – or – You can also use “pinch” and “spread” gestures to zoom in or out. See Pinch and Spread. Edit Photos You can touch and hold on a photo to open a selection menu and choose what to do with it. You can choose to delete the photo, rotate or crop it, and more.
  • Page 106 Send Photos or Videos by Gmail or Email You can send several photos, videos, or both in a Gmail or email message. They are added as file attachments. 1. Press and tap Apps > Gallery. 2. Tap the album that contains the photos or videos you want to share, and then tap the photos you want to send.
  • Page 107: Photos

    Share Photos or Videos on Google+ 1. Press and tap Apps > Gallery. 2. Tap the album that contains the photos or videos you want to send, and then select the photo or video you want to send. 3. Touch the screen and then tap >...
  • Page 108: Video

    ■ Press and tap Apps > Photos. Video Play videos stored on your phone, and share them via Bluetooth, Drive, Dropbox, Email, Gmail, Google+, Messaging, Picasa, Wi-Fi Direct, and YouTube. 1. Press and tap Apps > Video. 2. Scroll through the videos stored on your phone. After a few seconds, each video thumbnail begins playing a preview of the clip.
  • Page 109 Pop-Up Play: The video plays in a small window so you can use your phone for  other purposes while watching the video. To return to previous size, double-tap the screen. 2. Adjust the size of the video image to better fit on the display screen: Full-screen view.
  • Page 110 Share Videos 1. Press and tap Apps > Video. 2. Tap > Share via. 3. Tap video(s) to select them for sharing, and then tap Done. 4. Choose a sharing option, and then follow the prompts to share the video. Use Pop-Up Play Multitask with Pop-up Play—transform your video player into a pop-up window floating on the screen.
  • Page 111: Tools And Calendar

    Tools and Calendar Learn how to use many of your phone’s productivity-enhancing apps and features. Calendar Use Calendar to create and manage events, meetings, and appointments. Your Calendar helps organize your time and reminds you of important events. Depending on your synchronization settings, your phone’s Calendar stays in sync with your Calendar on the Web, Exchange ActiveSync calendar, and Outlook calendar.
  • Page 112: Event Alerts

    Select a time for the event by tapping the time field and then adjusting the hour and  minute. Tap the All day field to assign this as an all day event. If assigned as an all day event, the time fields are removed as options. Select a recurrence cycle for the event by tapping the Repeat field.
  • Page 113: View Events

    To view additional options: 1. Tap the Status bar, and then slide your finger down the screen to open the Notifications panel. 2. Tap the upcoming event name from the on-screen list to display the event within the Calendar notifications screen. 3.
  • Page 114: Clock

    In Year view, tap the month in which the event is located.  3. Tap > Delete. 4. In the Delete confirmation box, tap OK. – or – If the calendar event is recurring, select Only this event or All repetitive events. Clock The Clock app offers features for keeping track of time and setting alarms.
  • Page 115: Calculator

    Calculator Use the Calculator app to perform mathematical calculations. Note: Rotate the phone to switch to a scientific calculator. 1. Press and tap Apps > Calculator. 2. Tap the keypad to enter your equation. You can touch and hold C to clear all numbers. Dropbox Dropbox works to provide access to your desktop files directly from your phone.
  • Page 116: Google Settings

    Google Settings Use Google Settings to manage your Google apps and account settings. ■ Press and tap Apps > Google Settings. Help Help provides online information to help with your questions. ■ Press and tap Apps > Help. My Files My files allows you to manage your manage your sounds, images, videos, Bluetooth files, Android files, and other memory card data in one convenient location.
  • Page 117: S Memo

    Set as: Set a memo as a contact icon, Home screen wallpaper, Lock screen  wallpaper, or a widget. Print: Print a memo to a compatible Samsung printer (not included) via Wi-Fi.  4. When you are finished creating your memo, tap Save on the top menu bar.
  • Page 118: S Translator

    S Memo Options Configure S Memo options. 1. Press and tap Apps > S Memo. 2. From the S Memo screen, tap to access the following options: Search: Search for a saved memo.  Delete: Permanently delete a memo.  Sort by: Sort the memo list by Date (most recent), Date (oldest), Name, Tag, ...
  • Page 119: S Voice

    S Voice Your phone’s S Voice is a voice recognition application used to activate a wide variety of functions on your phone. This is a natural language recognition application. This goes beyond the Google Search Voice Actions feature that simply recognizes Google commands and search terms.
  • Page 120: Voice Search

    • Limit for multimedia message: Choose whether voice recordings you make are limited to a size that can be attached to a multimedia message. • Contextual filename: Choose whether the phone automatically creates a filename that includes GPS location information. When turned On, contextual filenames are assigned when the GPS tag options is turned On in the Camera, and the phone is connected with a network.
  • Page 121: Pairing With A Bluetooth Device

    Pairing with a Bluetooth Device Pairing initiates a connection between your phone and the target device, usually by using a passcode or PIN. After pairing, your phone and the target device recognize each other and exchange information without having to enter a passcode or PIN. 1.
  • Page 122: Disconnect Or Unpair From A Bluetooth Device

    Disconnect or Unpair from a Bluetooth Device Follow these instructions to disconnect or unpair your phone from a Bluetooth device. Disconnect from a Bluetooth Device 1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections tab. 2. Tap the Bluetooth ON/OFF slider to turn Bluetooth on. 3.
  • Page 123: Receive Information Using Bluetooth

    1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth. 2. If Bluetooth is not on, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. 3. Set the receiving device to discoverable mode. Refer to the device’s documentation for instructions on receiving information over Bluetooth. 4.
  • Page 124: Memory Card

    Memory Card A microSD memory card is an optional accessory (not included) that allows you to store images, videos, music, documents, and other data on your phone. Important: You can damage a microSD card by improper installation. Please be careful when inserting, removing, or handling it.
  • Page 125: View Memory Card Usage

    3. Remove the memory card from the slot. 4. Replace the cover. Important! You can damage the memory card by improper installation. Please be careful when inserting, removing, or handling it. View Memory Card Usage Use the following procedure to view memory usage information for an optional installed memory card.
  • Page 126: Update Your Phone

    Insert the larger end of the cable into an available USB port on your computer.  2. Your phone will automatically detect the connection. When appears in the Status bar, swipe your finger down from the Status bar to open the Notification Panel. 3.
  • Page 127: Update Your Phone

    Preserve Data on an Optional Installed Memory Card As an added precaution, to preserve any data on an optional installed memory card (not included), please remove it from your phone prior to starting the update process. Update Your Phone 1. Press and tap >...
  • Page 128: Settings

    My device tab: Personalize your phone, including sounds and the display,  accessibility, and input. Accounts tab: Set up accounts on your phone, like your Google and Samsung  Accounts, and your email and social networking accounts. You can also set up backup options.
  • Page 129: Configure Wi-fi Settings

    Configure Wi-Fi Settings Set up and manage wireless access points. 1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections tab. 2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap the ON/OFF switch beside Wi-Fi to turn Wi-Fi on. Wi-Fi must be on to configure settings. 3.
  • Page 130: Wi-fi Direct

    • Install certificates: If you have certificates stored on an installed optional memory card (not included), you can use this option to install the certificates. • MAC address: View your phone’s MAC address (not configurable). • IP address: View your phone’s IP address (not configurable). WPS push button: Set up a connection to a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) router or ...
  • Page 131: Turn Bluetooth On Or Off

    Turn Bluetooth On or Off When Bluetooth is On, you can scan and find other Bluetooth devices to share information between the devices. Turn Bluetooth Off when not in use to conserve battery power. 1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections tab. 2.
  • Page 132: Data Usage

    Data Usage Monitor data usage, and control your phone’s connection to mobile data service. Note: Data is measured by your phone. Your service provider may account for data usage differently. 1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections tab. 2. Tap Data usage to set options: Mobile data: Enable or disable Mobile data.
  • Page 133: More Networks Settings

    More Networks Settings More networks settings provide additional options for configuring connections between your phone and other devices. Airplane Mode Enabling Airplane mode turns off calling, messaging, and data network features. It also turns off other connectivity features, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. While in airplane mode, you can use other features of your phone, such as playing music, watching videos, or other applications.
  • Page 134 2. Tap More networks > Printing, and then choose a print service from the list. The Samsung Print Service Plugin is available by default. 3. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the service on or off. The service must be on to configure settings or print.
  • Page 135: Mobile Networks

    Confidential Print: If the optional printer supports confidential printing, and it is  enabled, you must enter a User ID and Password to retrieve your printouts. Tap Confidential Print, and then enter a User ID and Password. Job Accounting: If the optional printer supports job accounting, and it is enabled, ...
  • Page 136: Nfc

    4. Tap Save to save the VPN. Use NFC (Near Field Communication) to share information between your phone and another NFC device by touching the devices together, typically back-to-back. NFC is used with S Beam and Android Beam, and must be turned on to use these features. Note: Tap >...
  • Page 137: Turn S Beam On Or Off

    S Beam works in the background. Use the sharing options from your favorite apps to select content to share via S Beam. For example, you can beam pictures or videos from Gallery, or songs from Music player. Just bring the devices together (typically back to back), and then tap the screen.
  • Page 138: Screen Mirroring

    Screen Mirroring With Screen mirroring, you can share your phone’s screen with another device, using an optional AllShare Cast accessory (not included). Turn Screen Mirroring On or Off 1. Press and tap > Settings > Connections tab. 2. Tap Screen mirroring, and then tap the ON/OFF switch beside Screen Mirroring to turn Screen mirroring on or off.
  • Page 139 Face unlock: Unlock your phone by looking at the screen. This option offers low  security, because someone who looks similar to you could unlock your phone. Tap the option for more information, and to set up Face unlock. • Lock screen widgets: Customize your clock and personal message.
  • Page 140: Display Settings

    PIN: Enter a numeric PIN (Personal Identification Number) to unlock your phone.  With PIN screen lock, you can also set the With swipe lock and Lock screen options. • Lock screen widgets: Customize your clock and personal message. • Lock automatically: Automatically lock your phone 5 seconds after the screen turns off.
  • Page 141: Notification Panel Settings

    Travel wallpaper: Set options to display images from the city of your choice (Lock  screen only). Wallpapers: Select an image from the Wallpapers gallery.  Notification Panel Settings Configure options for the Notification panel, available when you swipe your finger down from Status bar at the top of the screen.
  • Page 142: Auto Rotate Screen

    To set a custom brightness level, clear the Automatic brightness checkmark and then  touch and drag the Brightness level. 3. Tap OK to save the settings. Auto Rotate Screen When Auto rotate screen is enabled, the screen automatically updates when you rotate the phone.
  • Page 143: Font Style

    2. Tap Display, and then tap Font style to choose a font. Follow the prompts to set it as the default. Tip: To find new fonts, tap Download to access new fonts from Samsung Apps. Font Size This option allows you to select which size of font is displayed.
  • Page 144: Auto Adjust Screen Tone

    Auto Adjust Screen Tone When Auto adjust screen tone is enabled, your phone automatically analyzes the screen and adjusts the brightness to conserve battery power. 1. Press and tap > Settings > My device tab. 2. Tap Display, and then tap the check box beside Auto adjust screen tone to enable or disable the option.
  • Page 145: Ringtones

    Ringtones Choose a ringtone for incoming calls. 1. Press and tap > Settings > My device tab. 2. Tap Sound, and then tap Ringtones to choose a ringtone: Tap a ringtone to select it. As you tap a ringtone, a sample plays. ...
  • Page 146: Dialing Keypad Tone

     Vibrate: A vibration plays during emergency calls.  Samsung Keyboard Settings You can choose whether sounds and vibrations play when you tap keys on the Samsung Keyboard while entering text. 1. Press and tap > Settings > My device tab.
  • Page 147: Adapt Sound

    Sound when tapped: When enabled, a sound plays when you tap keys.  Adapt Sound Find the best sound for you, to use during calls, and for media playback. Note: This setting uses earphones to ensure the best sound during setup. You must connect optional earphones (not included) to the phone to configure this setting.
  • Page 148: Answering/ending Calls

    Answering/Ending Calls Manage settings for answering and ending calls. 1. Press and tap > Settings > My device tab > Call. 2. Tap Answering/ending calls to configure options: The home key answers calls: Answer incoming calls by pressing the Home key. ...
  • Page 149: Call Accessories

    Call Accessories Configure options for using a headset. 1. Press and tap > Settings > My device tab > Call. 2. Tap Call accessories to configure options: Automatic answering: When enabled, and you have a headset connected to the  Headset Jack, incoming calls are answered automatically after a delay, which you can set at Automatic answering timer.
  • Page 150: Noise Reduction

    Clear sound: Use clearer sounds during calls.  Adapt Sound left: Optimize audio for the left headphone speaker.  Adapt Sound right: Optimize audio for the right headphone speaker.  4. Tap Adapt sound and then follow the on-screen prompts to find the best sound for you. Noise Reduction When enabled, Noise reduction suppresses background noise from your environment during calls.
  • Page 151: Tty Mode

    TTY Mode A TTY (teletypewriter, also known as a TDD or Text Telephone) is a telecommunications device that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities, to communicate by telephone. Your phone is compatible with select TTY devices. Please check with the manufacturer of your TTY device to ensure that it supports digital wireless transmission.
  • Page 152: Blocking Mode

    Blocking Mode When Blocking mode is enabled, notifications for selected features are blocked, and you only receive the notifications you choose. You can choose to block notifications by feature or contact, and choose blocking all the time, or during a specific time period. 1.
  • Page 153: Hands-free Mode

    Hands-free Mode When enabled, notifications and other information is read aloud. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > My device tab > Hands-free mode. 2. Tap the ON/OFF switch to enable the setting and configure options: Incoming call: Read out callers’ information when receiving incoming calls. ...
  • Page 154: Accessibility

    Accessibility Your phone offers features to make using the phone easier for those with certain physical disabilities. Use Accessibility settings to configure these features. 1. Press and tap > Settings > My device tab. 2. Tap Accessibility to configure options: Auto rotate screen: Enable automatic rotation of the screen when you rotate the ...
  • Page 155: Language And Input

    Samsung subtitles: Tap to choose options for subtitles. Tap the ON/OFF switch  beside Samsung subtitles (CC) to turn the option on or off, and then configure options for alignment, text font and size, and window appearance. Assistant menu: Display a special menu to improve phone accessibility for users ...
  • Page 156: Set A Default Input Method

    Airplane mode. Samsung Keyboard Settings The Samsung Keyboard is an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, so you can enter text by “typing” on the keyboard. Samsung keyboard is enabled by default, and you can choose options for using it.
  • Page 157 • Personalised data: When enabled, predictive text uses personal language data you have entered to make better predictions. Samsung keyboard can collect all the text you enter, including personal data and credit card numbers, in order to give better prediction results.
  • Page 158: Swype Settings

    Sound: When enabled, the keyboard plays a sound for your key taps. • Character preview: When enabled, the character displays in a bubble as you tap each key. Help: Learn about Samsung Keyboard.  Reset settings: Return settings to the defaults. ...
  • Page 159: Voice Search Settings

    • Show Voice key: When enabled, a voice entry key displays on the keyboard. You can tap the key to speak your entries. Themes: Configure the appearance of the Swype keyboard.  • Landscape keyboard: Choose the appearance of the keyboard when you rotate the phone to landscape orientation (on its side).
  • Page 160: Text-to-speech Options

    Text-to-speech (TTS) provides audible readout of text, such as the contents of text messages. 1. Press and tap > Settings > My device tab. 2. Tap Language and input, and then tap Text-to-speech options: Preferred TTS engine: Select Samsung text-to-speech engine, or Google Text-  to-speech Engine. Tap to configure options. ...
  • Page 161: Smart Screen

    • Smart alert: Lift the phone to receive notifications of missed calls and notifications that occurred while the phone was stationary. • Zoom: Tilt the phone to zoom in or out when viewing pictures in Gallery. • Move an icon: Move the phone left or right while touching an icon to reposition it to another page.
  • Page 162: Voice Control

    “Pause”, “Play”, “Volume up”, and “Volume down”. Accounts When you set up accounts on your phone, such as your Google or Samsung Accounts, and your email or social networking accounts, you can synchronize account information between your phone and the account. Types of information you can synchronize include contacts, pictures, videos, and other types of files.
  • Page 163: Backup Options

    Cloud: Configure options for synchronizing and backing up information.  • Tap Add account to sign in to your Samsung Account, or create a new Samsung Account. You can sync contacts, calendar events, memos, and Internet shortcuts. You can back up Logs, SMS and MMS messages, and current wallpaper settings.
  • Page 164: Location Settings

    Location Settings Control apps’ access to your location, and configure location sources. Some apps may require one or more location services be turned On for full app functionality. GPS signals may be affected by your surroundings, including: ● Buildings ● Tunnels or underground structures ●...
  • Page 165: Security

    • Tap Home, Office, or Car, and then follow the prompts to configure options for identifying the location. • to set up a new location. Security Configure options for securing information on your phone. Encryption You can encrypt accounts, settings, downloaded apps and their data, media, and other files. After encryption, you must enter the PIN or password you set each time you turn on your phone.
  • Page 166: Security Update Service

    Send security reports: When enabled, your phone will send security reports to  Samsung for threat analysis when connected to Wi-Fi. Credential Storage You can install credentials from an optional installed memory card (not included), and use the Credential storage settings to allow applications to access the security certificates and other credentials.
  • Page 167: Application Manager

    Application Manager You can download and install applications from the Google Play Store or Samsung Apps, or create applications using the Android SDK and install them on your phone. Use Application manager to manage applications on your phone. Warning! Because this phone can be configured with system software not provided by or supported by Google or any other company, end-users operate these devices at their own risk.
  • Page 168: Storage

    Storage Manage the use of memory resources in your phone’s Device memory, and on an optional installed memory card (not included). 1. Press and tap > Settings > More tab. 2. Tap Storage to view information about memory usage, and for other options: Device memory: View memory usage for the different types of information stored on ...
  • Page 169: Activate This Device

    Select date format: Set the format for date displays.  Activate This Device Connect to the network and activate your phone. If your phone is already activated, use this option to view information about your plan and usage. 1. Press and tap >...
  • Page 170 Device name: View your phone’s name, and enter a new name if desired.  Model number: View your phone’s model number.  Android version: View the firmware version of your phone.  Baseband version: View the baseband version of your phone. ...
  • Page 171: Copyright Information

    ©2014 Sprint. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. Other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. ©2014 Samsung. Samsung, Galaxy S, and S Beam are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. ©2014 Google Inc. All rights reserved. Google, the Google logo, Android, Chrome, Gmail,...
  • Page 172: Index

    Call Forwarding, 35 Email, 51 Call Settings Gmail, 49 Answering/Ending Calls, 137 Google, 48 Call Accessories, 138 Samsung, 50 Call Alerts, 137 Settings, 151 Increase Volume In Pocket, 139 International Dialing, 139 Social Network, 62 Activation, 3, 158 Noise Reduction, 139...
  • Page 173 Edit, 43 Extended Home Screen, 21 Favorites, 45 Favorites, 45 Groups, 46 Files Linking, 45 Transfer to/from Computer, 114 Flash, 8 Options, 41 Save a Number, 43 Flick Gesture, 14 Share, 47 Flipboard, 62 Front Camera, 7 Cover Release, 8 Credential Storage, 155 Gallery, 91 Data, 84...
  • Page 174 Music App, 69 Keyboard Music (App), 69 Samsung Keyboard, 27 Options, 71 Play Music, 69 Samsung Keyboard Settings, 145 Swype, 28 Set a Song as a Ringtone or Alarm, 71 Swype Keyboard Settings, 147 Use Playlists, 70 Mute Phone Ringing, 32...
  • Page 175 Caller ID, 34 Options, 107 Dialing Options, 33 S Translator, 107 Emergency Numbers, 31 S Voice, 108 In-Call Options, 35 Samsung Account, 50 Make Calls, 30 Samsung Apps, 73 Mute the Ringer, 32 Samsung Hub, 73 Options, 33 Samsung Keyboard...
  • Page 176 Access Settings, 117 Text Input Accessibility, 143 Google Voice Typing, 27 Data Usage, 121 Methods, 26 Display, 129 Samsung Keyboard, 27 Language and Input, 144 Swype, 28 Wi-Fi, 117 Tips for Entering Text, 29 Text Messaging, 57 Shortcuts, 19 Slide Gesture, 11...
  • Page 177 Sharing, 94 Setup, 4 Visual Voicemail, 38 Viewing. See Gallery Volume Virtual Private Networks (VPN), 82 Ringtones, 134 Add a VPN, 83 Volume Connect to a VPN, 83 Settings, 133 Disconnect from a VPN, 84 Volume Key, 8 Prepare Phone, 83 Visual Voicemail, 38 Settings, 124 Voice Control, 18...

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