SM-A310F SM-A310F/DS SM-A310Y User Manual English. 12/2015. Rev.1.1 www.samsung.com...
Table of Contents Basics Email Camera Read me first Gallery Package contents Smart Manager Device layout S Planner Battery S Voice SIM or USIM card Music Memory card Video Turning the device on and off Voice Recorder Touchscreen My Files Home screen Memo Lock screen...
Table of Contents Display Motions and gestures Applications Wallpaper Themes Lock screen and security Privacy and safety Easy mode Accessibility Accounts Backup and reset Language and input Battery Storage Date and time User manual About device Appendix Troubleshooting 105 Removing the battery...
• D efault apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service providers.
• A ppearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • Y ou can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make sure they are compatible with the device before purchase. • U se only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
Basics Device layout Speaker Microphone Proximity/Light sensor Front camera Power key Touchscreen SIM card / Memory card tray Home key Recents key Back key Headset jack Microphone Multipurpose jack Loud speaker Rear camera GPS antenna Volume key NFC antenna Flash Main antenna...
• D o not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery. • U sing a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended periods. Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
Basics Viewing the remaining charging time While charging, open the Home screen and tap Apps → Settings → Battery. The actual charging time may vary depending on the status of your device and the charging conditions. The remaining charging time may not be displayed when you charge the device in very cold or very hot conditions.
If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger may stop charging. • I f the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre. Power saving mode Save the battery power by limiting the device’s functions.
Basics SIM or USIM card Installing the SIM or USIM card Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider. • O nly nano-SIM cards work with the device. • D ual SIM models: In some areas, data transfer speeds may be slower if two SIM cards are inserted in the device than when one SIM card is inserted.
Basics ► Dual SIM models: Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the SIM card tray to loosen the tray. Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged. Pull out the SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot.
Place the primary SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray 1 ( USIM card on the SIM card tray 2 ( Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
Basics Removing the SIM or USIM card Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the SIM card tray to loosen the tray. Pull out the SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot. Remove the SIM or USIM card. ►...
Basics Using dual SIM or USIM cards (dual SIM models) If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service providers for a single device. Activating SIM or USIM cards On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → SIM card manager. Select a SIM or USIM card and tap the switch to activate it.
Basics Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the memory card tray to loosen the tray. Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged. Pull out the memory card tray gently from the memory card tray slot. Place a memory card on the memory card tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
Basics Turning the device on and off Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device. When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the on- screen instructions to set up your device.
Basics Tapping To open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character using the keyboard on the screen, tap it with your finger. Tapping and holding Tap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options. Dragging To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.
Basics Double-tapping Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return. Swiping Swipe to the left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to view other panels. Swipe upwards or downwards to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts. Spreading and pinching Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part.
Basics Home screen Home screen The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more. To view other panels, swipe to the left or right. The Home screen may appear differently depending on the region or service provider.
Basics Home screen options On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access the available options. Customise the Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home screen panels. You can also set the Home screen wallpaper, add widgets to the Home screen, and more.
Basics Flipboard Briefing View the latest articles in various categories. You can get up to date on news that interests you using this feature. On the Home screen, swipe to the right to open Flipboard Briefing. Swipe upwards or downwards to browse articles in each news category. If this feature is not activated, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen.
Basics Moving and removing an item Tap and hold an item on the Home screen, and then drag it to a new location. To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen. You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home screen.
Basics Managing panels On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel. To add a panel, swipe to the left, and then tap To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location. To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.
Basics Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps. A new folder containing the selected apps will be created. Tap Enter folder name and enter a folder name. To change the folder colour, tap To add more apps to the folder, tap and hold another app, and then drag it to the folder. To delete a folder, select a folder with .
Basics Indicator icons Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table below are most common. The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Screen lock type, and then select a screen lock method. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it. If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it. Pattern Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.
Basics A PIN consists of numbers only. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it. Password A password consists of characters and numbers. Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it. Notification panel Using the notification panel When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear...
Basics You can use the following functions on the notification panel. ► Single SIM models: Rearrange quick setting buttons. Quick setting buttons Launch Settings. Adjust the brightness. Tap a notification and perform various actions. Clear all notifications. ► Dual SIM models: Rearrange quick setting buttons.
Basics Entering text Keyboard layout A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create memos, and more. Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the input language to one of the supported languages. Enter uppercase.
Basics Additional keyboard functions Tap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of the icon depending on the last function that was used. • : Enter text by voice. Start or pause entering text by voice.
CLOSE ALL. Transferring data from your previous device You can transfer data from a previous device to your new device via Samsung Smart Switch. The following versions of Samsung Smart Switch are available. • M obile version: Transfer data between mobile devices. You can download the app from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
Basics Transferring data from a mobile device Transfer data from your previous device to your new device. On both devices, download and install Smart Switch from Galaxy Apps or Play Store. Place the devices near each other. Launch Smart Switch on both devices. On your new device, select the previous device type from the list and tap START.
Smart Switch. On the computer, launch Smart Switch. If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using a program provided by the device’s manufacturer. Then, skip to the fifth step. Connect your previous device to the computer using the USB cable.
Basics Device and data management Using the device as a removable disk for data transfer Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice versa. Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files. Doing so may cause data loss or device damage.
To set the device to automatically back up data, tap the Auto back up switch to activate it. To restore data using a Samsung account, tap Restore. Current data will be deleted from the device to restore the selected items.
Basics Using a Google account On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset, and then tap the Back up my data switch to activate it. Tap Backup account and select an account as the backup account. To restore data using a Google account, tap the Automatic restore switch to activate it. When you reinstall apps, backed up settings and data will be restored.
Basics Select recipients and tap DONE. When the image is sent to the recipients’ device, a notification will appear on their devices. Tap the notification to view or download the image. • I f the recipients have not verified their phone numbers, or if their devices do not support the simple sharing feature, a link to the files will be sent to them via text message.
Applications Installing or uninstalling apps Galaxy Apps Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung Galaxy devices. Tap Galaxy Apps on the Apps screen. This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Applications Managing apps Uninstalling or disabling apps On the Apps screen, tap EDIT. The icon appears on the apps that you can disable or uninstall. Select an app and tap DISABLE or UNINSTALL. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings → Applications → Application manager, select an app, and then tap DISABLE or UNINSTALL.
Applications ► Single SIM models: Tap to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call. Access additional options. Add the number to the contacts list. Preview the phone number. Delete a preceding character. Hide the keypad. ► Dual SIM models: Tap to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call.
Applications Using speed dial Set speed dial numbers to quickly make calls. To set a number to speed dial, tap MORE → Speed dial, select a speed dial number, and then select a contact. To make a call, tap and hold a speed dial number on the keypad. For speed dial numbers 10 and up, tap the first digit(s) of the number, and then tap and hold the last digit.
Applications Receiving calls Answering a call When a call comes in, drag outside the large circle. Rejecting a call When a call comes in, drag outside the large circle. To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the reject message bar upwards. To create various rejection messages, open the Apps screen and tap Phone →...
Applications Options during calls During a voice call The following actions are available: • H OLD: Hold a call. Tap RESUME CALL to retrieve the held call. • A dd call: Dial a second call. • E xtra volume: Increase the volume. •...
Applications Contacts Introduction Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device. Adding contacts Creating contacts manually Tap Contacts on the Apps screen. and select a storage location. Enter contact information. • : Add an image. • / : Add or delete a contact field. Tap SAVE.
Applications Searching for contacts On the Apps screen, tap Contacts. Use one of the following search methods: • S croll up or down the contacts list. • D rag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it quickly.
Applications Sharing contacts You can share contacts with others by using various sharing options. Tap Contacts on the Apps screen. Tap MORE → Share. Tick contacts and tap SHARE. Select a sharing method. Messages Introduction Send and view messages by conversation. Sending messages You may incur additional charges for sending messages when you are roaming.
Applications Add recipients and enter a message. ► Single SIM models: Access additional options. Enter recipients. Select contacts from the contacts list. Enter a message. Attach files. Send the message. Enter emoticons. ► Dual SIM models: Access additional options. Enter recipients. Select contacts from the contacts list.
Applications Viewing messages Messages are grouped into message threads by contact. You may incur additional charges for receiving messages when you are roaming. Tap Messages on the Apps screen. On the messages list, select a contact. View your conversation. Blocking unwanted messages Block messages from specific numbers or messages that contain phrases added to your block list.
Applications Setting the message notification You can change notification sound, display options, and more. Tap Messages on the Apps screen. Tap MORE → Settings → Notifications, and then tap the switch to activate it. Change the notification settings. • N otification sound: Change the notification sound. •...
Applications To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen. Access additional options. Refresh the current webpage. View your bookmarks, saved Open the homepage. webpages, and recent history. Open the browser's tab Move to the previously visited manager.
Applications Sending emails to compose an email. Add recipients and enter an email text. Tap SEND to send the mail. Reading emails When Email is open, the device will automatically retrieve new emails. To manually retrieve emails, swipe downwards on the screen. Tap an email on the screen to read it.
Applications Taking photos or recording videos Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. to take a photo or tap to record a video. • S pread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out. •...
Applications Launching Camera on the locked screen To quickly take photos, launch Camera on the locked screen. On the locked screen, drag outside the large circle. • T his feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. •...
Applications Pro mode Take photos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as exposure value and ISO value. On the preview screen, tap MODE → Pro. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap to take a photo. • : Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range.
Applications HDR (Rich tone) Take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas. On the preview screen, tap MODE → HDR (Rich tone). Without effect With effect Night Take a photo in low-light conditions, without using the flash. On the preview screen, tap MODE →...
Applications Wide selfie Take a wide self-portrait to include more people in the photo and avoid leaving people out. On the preview screen, tap to switch to the front camera for self-portraits. Tap MODE → Wide selfie. Face the front camera lens. When the device detects your face, tap the screen to take a photo of yourself.
Applications Downloading modes Download more shooting modes from Galaxy Apps. On the preview screen, tap MODE → Download. Some downloaded shooting modes do not have access to every feature. Swiping right to view the modes list and swiping left to view captured images and videos may not be available.
Applications • G esture control: Set the device to detect your palm, so you can use it to take self- portraits. • S ave pictures as previewed: Invert the image to create a mirror-image of the original scene, when taking photos with the front camera. •...
Applications Select an image or a video. Video files show the icon on the preview thumbnail. To play a video, tap Move to the previous screen. Access additional options. Modify the image. Share the image with others. Delete the image. To hide or show the menus, tap the screen.
Applications Sharing images or videos Select an image or a video, tap Share at the bottom of the screen, and then select a sharing method. Smart Manager Introduction The Smart manager provides an overview of the status of your device’s battery, storage, RAM, and system security.
Applications Using the quick optimisation feature On the Apps screen, tap Smart Manager → CLEAN ALL. The quick optimisation feature improves device performance through the following actions. • I dentifying apps that use excessive battery power and clearing some memory. •...
Applications S Planner Introduction Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or tasks in your planner. Creating events Tap S Planner on the Apps screen. or double-tap a date. If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap Enter event details.
Applications Creating tasks Tap S Planner on the Apps screen. → Tasks. Enter task details and tap TODAY or TOMORROW to set a due date. To add more details, tap Tap SAVE to save the task. Syncing events and tasks with your accounts On the Apps screen, tap Settings →...
Applications Using S Voice On the Apps screen, tap S Voice. When S Voice is launched, the device begins voice recognition. This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider. S Voice settings View examples of voice commands.
Applications Music Listen to music sorted by category and customise playback settings. Tap Music on the Apps screen. , select a category, and then select a song to play. Tap the album image at the bottom of the screen to open the music player screen. Access additional options.
Applications Video Watch videos stored in the device and customise playback settings. Tap Video on the Apps screen. Select a video to play. Access additional options. Rewind or fast-forward by dragging the bar. Change screen ratio. Adjust the volume. Skip to the previous Skip to the next video.
Applications Voice Recorder Introduction Use different recording modes for various situations. The device can convert your voice to text. Recording voice memos On the Apps screen, tap Tools → Voice Recorder. to start recording. Speak into the microphone. Tap Pause to pause recording. While recording a voice memo, tap Bookmark to insert a bookmark.
Applications Changing the recording mode to select a mode from the list. • S tandard: This is the normal recording mode. Voice memos recorded in this mode appear with the icon next to them. • V oice memo: The device records your voice and simultaneously converts it to on-screen text.
Applications Memo Create memos and organise them by category. On the Apps screen, tap Tools → Memo. Composing memos on the memos list and enter a memo. While composing a memo, use the following options: • C ategory: Create or set a category. •...
Applications Setting alarms Tap ADD in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set other various alarm options, and then tap SAVE. To open the keypad to enter an alarm time, tap KEYPAD. To activate or deactivate alarms, tap the clock icon next to the alarm in the alarms list.
Applications Stopwatch On the Apps screen, tap Clock → Stopwatch. Tap START to time an event. To record lap times while timing an event, tap LAP. Tap STOP to stop timing. To restart the timing, tap RESUME. To clear lap times, tap RESET. Timer On the Apps screen, tap Clock →...
Applications Radio Listening to the FM radio Tap Radio on the Apps screen. Before you use this app, you must connect a headset, which serves as the radio antenna. The FM radio scans and saves available stations automatically when running for the first time.
Applications Scanning radio stations Tap Radio on the Apps screen. Tap SCAN, and then select a scan option. The FM radio scans and saves available stations automatically. Select the radio station you want from the stations list and tap to return to the FM radio screen.
Applications Play Movies & TV Watch videos stored on your device and download various content to watch from Play Store. Drive Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others. YouTube Watch or create videos and share them with others. Photos Search for, manage, and edit all your photos and videos from various sources in one place.
Settings Introduction Customise settings for functions and apps. You can make your device more personalised by configuring various setting options. On the Apps screen, tap Settings. To search for settings by entering keywords, tap SEARCH. To edit the list of frequently used settings, tap EDIT. Then, tick items to add or deselect items to remove.
Settings Tap CONNECT. • O nce the device connects to a Wi-Fi network, the device will reconnect to that network each time it is available without requiring a password. To prevent the device connecting to the network automatically, select it from the list of networks and tap FORGET.
SIG, may be incompatible with your device. • D o not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes). Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth feature.
Settings Pairing with other Bluetooth devices On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth, and then tap the switch to activate it. The detected devices are listed. Select a device to pair with. If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its visibility option.
Settings Unpairing Bluetooth devices Tap Bluetooth on the Settings screen. The device displays the paired devices in the list. next to the device name to unpair. Tap Unpair. Flight mode This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services. On the Settings screen, tap Flight mode.
Settings Using the mobile hotspot Use your device as a mobile hotspot to share your device’s mobile data connection with other devices. On the Settings screen, tap Mobile hotspot and tethering → Mobile hotspot. Tap the switch to activate it. icon appears on the status bar.
Settings Limiting data usage On the Settings screen, tap Data usage and tap the Set mobile data limit switch to activate it. Drag the limit adjustment bar upwards or downwards to set the limit. Drag the warning adjustment bar upwards or downwards to set a data usage alert level. The device will alert you when the warning level is reached.
Settings • N etwork mode (single SIM models): Select a network type. Network mode SIM 1 / Network mode SIM 2 (dual SIM models): Select a network type. • N etwork operators: Search for available networks and manually register a network. NFC and payment Introduction Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information...
Settings Place the NFC antenna area on the back of your device near an NFC tag. The information from the tag appears. Ensure that the device’s screen is unlocked. Otherwise, the device will not read NFC tags or receive data. Making payments with the NFC feature Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile payment service.
Settings Sending data Allow data exchange when your device’s NFC antenna touches the other device’s NFC antenna. On the Settings screen, tap NFC and payment, and then tap the switch to activate it. Tap Android Beam and tap the switch to activate it. Select an item and touch the other device’s NFC antenna to your device’s NFC antenna.
Settings More connection settings Options Customise settings to control other features. On the Settings screen, tap More connection settings. • P rinting: Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can search for available printers or add one manually to print files. Refer to Printing for more information.
Settings Select the printer plug-in and tap the switch to activate it. The device searches for printers that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. To add printers manually, tap MORE → Add printer → ADD PRINTER. To change print settings, tap MORE →...
Settings Download booster Set the device to download files larger than 30 MB, faster via Wi-Fi and mobile networks simultaneously. A stronger Wi-Fi signal will provide a faster download speed. On the Settings screen, tap More connection settings → Download booster. •...
Settings Display Change the display settings. On the Settings screen, tap Display. • B rightness: Adjust the brightness of the display. • F ont: Change the font size and type. • S creen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s backlight.
Settings Applications Manage the device’s apps and change their settings. On the Settings screen, tap Applications. • A pplication manager: View and manage the apps on your device. • D efault applications: Select a default setting for using apps. •...
You can also access the Find my mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) to track and control your lost or stolen device. • U nknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources.
Settings Send SOS messages In an emergency situation, quickly press the Power key three times. The device sends messages to your primary contacts. The messages include your location information. On the Settings screen, tap Privacy and safety → Send SOS messages, and then tap the switch to activate it.
Settings Returning to standard mode Swipe to the left on the Home screen and tap Settings → Easy mode → Standard mode → DONE. Managing shortcuts To add a shortcut to an app to the Home screen, swipe to the left, tap , and then select an app.
To sync content with your accounts, select an account and select items to sync. Registering Samsung accounts You need a Samsung account when using some Samsung apps. You can back up or restore data saved in the device to your Samsung account. Register your Samsung account to the device to conveniently use Samsung services.
Change the settings for managing settings and data. On the Settings screen, tap Backup and reset. • B ack up my data: Back up your personal information and app data to the Samsung server. You can also set the device to automatically back up data.
Settings • V oice input: Select a default voice input service. You can also change settings for each service. • T ext-to-speech options: Change the text-to-speech settings. • P ointer speed: Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device.
Settings Date and time Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date. On the Settings screen, tap Date and time. If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date is reset.
Appendix Troubleshooting Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some situations may not apply to your device. When you turn on your device or while you are using the device, it prompts you to enter one of the following codes: •...
• R estart your device to clear any temporary software bugs. • E nsure that your device software is updated to the latest version. • I f the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre. Your device freezes or encounters a fatal error Try the following solutions.
The battery icon is empty Your battery is low. Charge the battery. The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved chargers) • E nsure that the charger is connected properly. • V isit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced.
If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a while. If the device continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre. Error messages appear when launching the camera Your device must have sufficient available memory and battery power to operate the camera app.
• E nsure that your device and the other Bluetooth device are within the maximum Bluetooth range (10 m). If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre. A connection is not established when you connect the device to a computer •...
Data stored in the device has been lost Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for the loss of data stored in the device.
• S amsung does not accept liability for any damage or loss (whether in contract or tort, including negligence) which may arise from failure to precisely follow these warnings and instructions, other than death or personal injury caused by Samsung’s negligence. Remove the SIM card tray from the device.
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