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Android 4.4


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  • Page 1 Started All you need to know to get going. Android 4.4...
  • Page 2 Welcome! Thanks for choosing Sprint. This booklet helps you get started with Galaxy S III, your Sprint Spark™ and HD Voice capable Samsung ® Android 4.4. ™ ReadyNow – For more help in getting up and running with your new phone, take advantage of exclusive Ready Now resources at
  • Page 3: Using This Guide

    Using This Guide This Get Started guide is designed to help you set up and use your new Samsung Galaxy S® III. It’s divided into four sections to help you find the information you need quickly and easily. Get Ready − page 5 − Find out what Use Your Phone −...
  • Page 4 Your Samsung Galaxy S III Status Light Proximity Sensor 3.5mm Headset Jack Self Camera Flash Speaker Lens Power/Lock Earpiece Button Volume Buttons Camera Touchscreen Menu Back Microphone Charger/Accessory Jack Home Button...
  • Page 5: Get Your Phone Ready

    Get Your Phone Ready 3. Plug the charging head into a standard AC Before you start: Visit power outlet. to learn about transferring contacts, Turn the Phone On calendars, and more from your old phone. • Press and hold the Power/Lock button. Install the Battery Unlock the Screen 1.
  • Page 6: Activate Your Phone

    Activate Your Phone Activate Your Phone If you received your phone in If you purchased your phone at a the mail and it is going to be Sprint Store, it is probably activated on an existing number activated and ready to use. (you’re swapping phones), go to and follow the If you received your phone in the...
  • Page 7: Set Up Your Phone

    Set Up Your Phone The setup application helps you set up 2. You’ll see a Wi-Fi setup screen. Follow the prompts to sign in to an available Wi-Fi various options and applications, including network, or tap Skip to continue. setting up your Google™ Account.* 3.
  • Page 8 Android Basics: Getting Around Your Phone Move Around Your Phone’s Menus Swipe or slide: Quickly drag your finger and Screens vertically or horizontally across the screen. Drag: Press and hold your finger with some Your phone’s touchscreen lets you control pressure before you start to move it.
  • Page 9: Your Home Screen

    Your Home Screen Viewing Your Home Screen Notifications Panel Your phone’s Home screen extends horizontally You can expand the notification area to to seven full screens. This gives you room to provide more detailed information about customize your phone and put the things the current onscreen notification icons.
  • Page 10 Buttons and Keys Buttons and Keys • Home Button ( ) – Press to return to the main Home screen. The bottom front of your phone contains a • Menu Key ( ) – Tap to open context- Home Button and two static keys that let specific menus.
  • Page 11 Open Apps Open Apps Access Recently-Used Apps Your phone keeps a running list of your • If an app is on one of your Home screens, most recently used apps. just tap it to open it. • If an app is not available 1.
  • Page 12: Entering Text With The Onscreen Keyboard

    Select There are three ways to use the QWERTY from an onscreen list of possible word keyboard on your Galaxy S III: Google voice matches (if prompted). This occurs if your typing, Samsung keyboard (default) and...
  • Page 13 Status Bar and tap Choose single character. Touch and hold to erase input method > Samsung keyboard. all previously entered words. Entering text using the traditional QWERTY keyboard is easy: just tap the letters to type Note: For additional text entry options, the words.
  • Page 14 > Settings > My Device tab > Language and input, and tap the Settings icon next to Samsung keyboard. Select from the following options: • Input languages: Select an input language. Default is English. • Smart typing: Predictive text, Auto replacement, Auto capitalization, Auto spacing, Auto punctuate.
  • Page 15 Use Your Phone: Make and Answer Calls Make a Phone Call Send a Call Directly to Voicemail • Drag to the left. 1. If the screen is locked, swipe the screen to unlock it. Mute the Ringer on a Call and tap Phone.
  • Page 16 Voicemail Set Up Your Voicemail Retrieve Your Voicemail All unanswered calls are automatically and tap Phone. 1. Press transferred to your voicemail, even if your 2. Touch and hold and follow the prompts. phone is in use or turned off. You should set up your voicemail and personal greeting as From any other phone: soon as your phone is activated:...
  • Page 17: Access Messages

    Messaging Send a Text Message Note: For information on taking pictures and videos with your phone, see “Camera & Video” and tap Messaging. 1. Press on page 23. 2. Tap Access Messages 3. Enter a phone number, email address, or and tap Messaging.
  • Page 18 Contacts Your phone’s Contacts function lets you access and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including Google and Corporate email accounts (such as Gmail™, Yahoo™, and Outlook®), contacts synced from your computer, and old-fashioned contacts entered by hand. Save a Phone Number Retrieve a Phone Number 1.
  • Page 19: Edit A Contact Entry

    Contacts Edit a Contact Entry 4. Tap Save to save your updates. 1. Press and tap Contacts > [contact Note: To add a phone number, email you’d like to edit]. address, or other field to an existing contact, and tap Edit. 2.
  • Page 20 Email Set Up a Email Account Your phone’s Email applications let you access and manage multiple email 1. Press and tap > Email accounts simultaneously in one convenient 2. If another email account is already set up, location. Although there is a separate >...
  • Page 21: Activesync Account

    Email Set Up a Microsoft Exchange 7. Read the onscreen activation disclaimer ActiveSync Account and, if prompted, tap Next. 8. Configure your Sync schedule, Peak > Email 1. Press and tap schedule, and activate any other email 2. If another email account is already set up, settings, and then tap Next.
  • Page 22 Email Access Email Messages 3. Enter an email address in the To: field. 4. Enter a subject and a message. 1. Press and tap > Email > Gmail • To add attachments, tap (on the top of • If necessary, tap the email address at the the screen) or >...
  • Page 23: View Videos

    Camera & Video Take a Picture 3. Tap to stop recording. 1. Press and tap > Camera. View Videos 2. Using your display as a viewfinder, aim the 1. Press and tap > Gallery. camera lens at your subject, and tap 2.
  • Page 24 Find sports scores, news, and weather. Shop online. On-the-go access lets you browse full-color versions of your favorite websites. Go Online Downloading Apps From the Web 1. Press and tap Internet. The first time, You can download apps while browsing the you may be prompted to enter your Web, but you must first set permissions in wireless phone number.
  • Page 25 Wi-Fi Connect to a Wi-Fi Network Note: To quickly toggle Wi-Fi on or off, pull down the Notifications panel from any When you’re in range of an available Wi-Fi screen and tap Wi-Fi. You can also toggle network you can use your phone’s Wi-Fi Location, Sound, Screen rotation, Bluetooth, feature to access the Internet and other Multi window™, Screen mirroring, S Beam™,...
  • Page 26 Google Mobile Services Google Play™ is the place to go to find new apps, games, movies, and more. Your Galaxy S III provides easy access to a variety of Google services. Use Google Play for Downloads • Gmail – The Google mail service. Your Gmail 1.
  • Page 27: Using Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Pair and Connect With a Bluetooth Share Contacts, Files, or Pictures ® Capable Device Using Bluetooth 1. Verify your Bluetooth is active. (Press > 1. Open the application containing the file and tap Settings and slide the Bluetooth you want to share (for example, press switch to “ON”...
  • Page 28: Listening To Music

    Music Adding Music to Your Music Folder 5. When you are done, follow your computer’s procedures to safely remove Before you can listen to music with one of the the drive, and then disconnect the phone music applications on your phone, you will from the USB cable.
  • Page 29 Set Up Social Networking Accounts 3. Update your status, post pictures, follow your favorite tweets, and more, all on your Before using your social networking Galaxy S III. accounts, you may need to download them from the Google Play Store app. Note: Tap to access settings for your apps, depending on the account type.
  • Page 30: Sprint Applications

    Sprint Applications Scout™ Note: Before using any navigation programs, make sure your phone is set to allow location Scout by Telenav is a daily personal ™ detection, and then select which sources navigator that helps you get where you’re you want to use. going.
  • Page 31: Accessing Settings

    Tools & Resources: Settings Explore ways to customize your phone, set permissions, update your phone, and more in the Settings menu. Accessing Settings • My device – Lock screen, Display, LED indicator, Sound, Home screen mode, 1. Press and tap >...
  • Page 32 Battery-Saving Tips Manage the Display Brightness and Manage Your Phone’s Wireless Screen Timeout Functions Disable the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS • Press > and tap Settings > functions of the phone when you’re not My Device tab > Display > Brightness or using them.
  • Page 33: Manage Your Account

    Manage Your Account Online: From Any Other Phone • Sprint Customer Service: • Make a payment, see your bills, enroll in online billing. Dial 1-888-211-4727 • Check minute usage and account • Business Customer Service: balance. Dial 1-888-788-4727 • See or modify the details of your Sprint service plan.
  • Page 34 Ready Now appointment at a Sprint Store near you. • Online Support – For ongoing help over the life of your phone, visit to find videos, tutorials, troubleshooting tips, and the complete User Guide for your Samsung Galaxy S III.
  • Page 35 Sustainability What else has Sprint been doing? At Sprint, environmental responsibility is more than talk. We’re continuously working Plenty. To find out just what we’ve been up to reduce our carbon footprint and decrease to, use your phone to scan the QR Code ®...
  • Page 36 Terms of use and other policies usually are available on the application provider’s website. ©2014 Sprint. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. Samsung, Galaxy S, Multi Window and S Beam are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Gmail, Hangouts, Google Maps, YouTube, Android, Google, Picasa, Google Mobile Services, Google Mobile Wallet, and Google Play are trademarks of Google, Inc.

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