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User Manual

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    L T E S M A R T P H O N E User Manual Please read this manual before operating your phone and keep it for future reference.
  • Page 2: Intellectual Property

    Intellectual Property All Intellectual Property, as defined below, owned by or which is otherwise the property of Samsung or its respective suppliers relating to the SAMSUNG Phone, including but not limited to, accessories, parts, or software relating there to (the “Phone System”), is proprietary to Samsung and protected under federal laws, state laws, and international treaty provisions.
  • Page 4 Samsung device. During the testing, the device is tested with the security solutions to see if the solutions work with the device as described by the third party security solution providers.
  • Page 5 © 2013 Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC. Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Do you have questions about your Samsung Mobile Phone? For 24 hour information and assistance, we offer a new FAQ/ARS System (Automated Response System) at:
  • Page 6 ® The Bluetooth word mark, figure mark (stylized “B Design”), and combination mark (Bluetooth word mark and “B Design”) are registered trademarks and are wholly owned by the Bluetooth SIG. microSD™, microSDHC™, and the microSD logo are Trademarks of the SD Card Association. ®...
  • Page 7 Devices purchased for use on AT&T's system are designed for use exclusively on AT&T's system. You agree that you won't make any modifications to the Equipment or programming to enable the Equipment to operate on any other system. A voice plan is required on all voice-capable devices, unless specifically noted otherwise in the terms governing your agreement.
  • Page 8 Your phone features earSmart™, an intelligent voice processor that delivers a clear voice experience, allowing you to hear and be heard™ in nearly any environment. earSmart technology uses the science of human hearing to distinguish sounds, identify your voice and suppress surrounding noise, for clear conversations just about anywhere. How Does It Work? •...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Apps Screen ......36 Creating a Samsung Account ....15 Navigating Through the Home Screens .
  • Page 10 Section 3: Contacts and Your Address Dialing Options ......71 Call Log ....... . .72 Book ............52 Call Duration .
  • Page 11 Camera and Camcorder Settings ... . 103 ChatON ....... . 128 Editing a Photo .
  • Page 12 S Beam ....... .173 Samsung Apps ......154 Nearby Devices .
  • Page 13 Call ........181 Section 10: Samsung Product Blocking Mode .
  • Page 14: Section 1: Getting Started

    Section 1: Getting Started This section explains how to start using your phone by Note: Instructions in this manual are based on default settings configuring your hardware, activating your service, setting up and may vary from your device depending on the accounts, and setting up your voice mail.
  • Page 15: Text Conventions

    Special Text Text Conventions In this manual, some text is set apart from the rest. This This manual provides condensed information about how to special text is intended to point out important information, use your device. To make this possible, the following text share quick methods for activating features, define terms, conventions are used to represent often-used steps: and more.
  • Page 16: Removing The Back Cover

    Removing the Back Cover 2. Lift the cover up (2) and to the right of the phone. Prior to use it is necessary to install both the battery and SIM into their corresponding internal compartments. The microSD card slot is also located in this same internal area. To remove the back cover: 1. Remove the back cover by inserting a fingernail into the slot on the top of your phone (1).
  • Page 17: Installing The Sim Card

    Installing the SIM Card When you subscribe to a cellular network, you are provided with a plug-in SIM card loaded with your subscription details, such as your PIN, available optional services, and many others features. Important! The plug-in SIM card information and its contacts can be easily damaged by scratching or bending, so be careful when handling, inserting, or removing the card.
  • Page 18: Installing A Microsd Card

    Installing a MicroSD Card Your device supports removable microSD or microSDHC memory cards with maximum capacities of 64 GB (depending on the memory card manufacturer and type). Memory cards are used to store music, photos, videos, and other files. Note: You can only store music files that you own (from a CD or purchased with the device) on a memory card.
  • Page 19: Installing The Battery

    Installing the Battery Replacing the Back Cover Important! The battery provided with your device contains a Note: Before closing the cover, check to see if there is any Near Field Communication (NFC) antenna. To foreign substance such as dust or sand between the ensure proper operation of the NFC features, do rubber on the back of the cover and the sealing area.
  • Page 20: Charging The Battery

    Travel Charger, which is used to charge the battery, is port on the bottom of your phone and swing it open (1). included with your phone. Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers. Caution! Be careful not to damage or detach the multipurpose jack cover.
  • Page 21 Warning! Please note that a touch screen responds best to a light touch from the pad of your finger. Using excessive force or a metallic object when pressing on the touch screen may damage the tempered glass surface and void the warranty. Note: Failure to unplug the wall charger before you remove the battery can cause damage to the phone.
  • Page 22: Turning Your Phone On Or Off

    Low Battery Indicator Turning Your Phone On or Off When the battery is weak and only a few minutes of talk time To turn your phone on: remain, the battery icon ( ) blinks and the device sounds a Press and hold the Power/Lock Key until warning tone at regular intervals.
  • Page 23: Setting Up Your Device

    ChatON and Samsung Link. 2. Touch Power off to turn off the phone. If you did not create a Samsung account during phone setup, 3. At the Power off prompt, touch OK. see “Signing In to Your Samsung Account” on page 204.
  • Page 24: Setting Up Your Voice Mail

    Setting Up Your Voice Mail Securing Your Device 1. From a Home screen, touch Phone. By default, the device locks automatically when the screen 2. Touch Voicemail. times out or you can lock it manually. You can unlock the device using one of the default Unlock screens or, for 3. Follow the tutorial to create a password, record a increased security, use a personal screen unlock pattern.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Unlocking the Device Note: You can customize the Lock screen and set the type of 1. Press the Power/Lock Key. Screen Unlock you want to use (Swipe, Face unlock, The Lock screen displays. Face and voice, Pattern, PIN, or Password). For more information, refer to “Lock Screen Options”...
  • Page 26: Maintaining Water And Dust Resistance

    Maintaining Water and Dust • When making a call immediately after your device is wet, Resistance the microphone may have water in it which may lower the volume that the other person will hear. After drying off the This device is rated IP67 using the Ingress Protection rating device, allow the device to air-dry before making a call.
  • Page 27: Section 2: Understanding Your Phone

    HD 720p, • Ready access to the Internet including premium content • Built-in Bluetooth and advanced Wi-Fi ® technology • Samsung Link to share your media content across DLNA • Mobile Hotspot and USB Tethering capability certified devices Understanding Your Phone...
  • Page 28: Front View Of Your Phone

    Front View of Your Phone Side Views of Your Phone The following items can be found on the front of your device. The following items can be found on the sides of your device. External Proximity and 3.5mm Speaker Light Sensors Infared Sensor Headset Jack Microphone...
  • Page 29: Back View Of Your Phone

    Back View of Your Phone Home Screen The following items can be found on the back of your device. The Home screen is the starting point for using your device. Status Status Bar Indicators Camera Lens Notifications Flash Google Search Current Shortcuts Screen...
  • Page 30: Extended Home Screen

    • • Status Bar: The Status Bar displays notifications on the Primary Shortcuts: App shortcuts that appear on all Home left side and status indicators on the right side. (The Status screens. Bar is sometimes hidden. To display it, touch and drag the •...
  • Page 31: Display Settings

    Customizing the Home Screens Display Settings To customize the Home screens to suit your preferences: You can customize display screen settings to your preferences. For more information, refer to “Display” on 1. Navigate to one of the Home screen panels. page 177.
  • Page 32: Navigating Your Device

    Navigating Your Device To delete a Home screen: 1. From a Home screen, press Menu Use command buttons and the touch screen to navigate. Edit page. Command Buttons 2. Touch and hold the Home screen you want to delete. Context-Sensitive Menus 3.
  • Page 33: Screen Navigation

    Screen Navigation Panning To pan, touch and hold a selected icon, then move the device Touch to the left or right to reposition it to another page. You must Touch items to select or launch them. For example: first activate Motion on your device. Use panning to: •...
  • Page 34: Using Motions And Gestures

    Using Motions and Gestures Pinch Use two fingers, such as your index finger By activating the various motion and gesture features, you and thumb, to make an inward pinch can access a variety of time saving functions. motion on the screen, as if you are picking something up, or an outward motion by Caution! Excessive shaking or impact to the device may sweeping your fingers out.
  • Page 35 To activate Air gesture: To activate Motion: 1. From a Home screen, press Menu and then 1. From a Home screen, press Menu and then touch Settings My device Motions and touch Settings My device Motions and My device My device My device My device My device...
  • Page 36: Notifications

    Notifications To activate Palm Motion: 1. From a Home screen, press Menu and then Notification icons appear on the Status Bar at the top of the touch Settings My device Motions and screen to report new messages, calendar events, device My device My device My device...
  • Page 37 Accessing Additional Panel Functions 3. Touch and locate the Notification Panel area at the bottom of the Notification Panel screen. In addition to notifications, the Notification Panel also provides quick and ready access to separate device • In a single motion, touch and hold a desired function, functions.
  • Page 38: Status Bar

    Notifications Status Bar Notifications displays system notifications. The Status Bar at the top of the Home screen provides device information (such as network status, signal strength, battery Touch a notification entry to display the details. Drag a charge, and time) on the right side and notification alerts on notification left or right to remove it and remove the left.
  • Page 39 Indicates a security warning. You are prompted to Battery power very low – shows your current set a screen lock password. battery only has between 5 and 15 percent power remaining. A call is in progress. Battery power critical – shows your current battery only has less than 5 percent power A call is on hold.
  • Page 40 An outbound file transfer is in progress. The Sound profile is set to Mute. The Sound profile is set to Vibrate. A Play Store download has completed. Bluetooth is activated. Updates are available for download. A Bluetooth device has been paired with the The phone is connected to a computer by way of phone.
  • Page 41: Primary Shortcuts

    Samsung Link application. screen. 2. Touch and hold the Primary Shortcut until Remove Your device is currently sharing/streaming media to a paired device using the Samsung Link displays, then drag the Primary Shortcut to the application. Remove icon. 3. Touch Apps and scroll through the App menu to A TTY device has been inserted.
  • Page 42: App Shortcuts

    App Shortcuts Widgets Use App Shortcuts for quickly access to applications or Widgets are self-contained applications that you can place features, such as Email or other applications. on the Home screens to access your favorite features. 1. Navigate to the Home screen on which you want to When you first turn on your phone, there are various widgets on the center Home screen.
  • Page 43: Folders

    Removing Widgets Managing Folders Touch and hold the Widget until Remove displays, To rename a folder: then drag the widget to the Remove icon. Touch the folder, touch the current name, and use the keyboard to enter a new name for the folder. Note: This action does not actually delete the Widget;...
  • Page 44: Wallpapers

    Wallpapers • Photos: Access Google Photos to select a photo (Home screen only). You can choose a picture to display on the Home Screen, Lock screen, or on both the Home and Lock screens. Choose • Wallpapers: Choose from pre-loaded wallpaper from preloaded wallpaper images or select a photo you have images.
  • Page 45: Navigating Through The Home Screens

    Application Information To manually change the order of the icons on the Apps screen: To view information about an App, such as the amount of 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. storage it uses, force the App to stop, uninstall updates, and clear data: 2. Press Menu...
  • Page 46: Navigating Through The Apps Screens

    Navigating Through the Apps Screens Multi Window Your phone initially has three Apps screens available. Follow This feature can be used to run multiple applications on the these steps to navigate through the Apps screens: current screen at the same time. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps.
  • Page 47 To deactivate Multi window: Note: Only applications found within the Multi window panel Press and hold Back. This action hides the can be active atop another current application on the Multi window tab from view. screen. When launching applications that contain multimedia Note: Once you have set the Multi window option On, you only files (music or video), audio from both files will be need to press and hold...
  • Page 48: Using Multi Window

    Repositioning the Multi Window Using Multi Window The Multi window contains two components: the tab and the You can use Multi Window to run multiple apps on the same apps panel. The tab can be manually moved up or down the screen.
  • Page 49 Window Controls Note: Once the two applications are running, the device Select an application window and touch . Window displays a split screen view containing both the initial controls display: Multi window app and the second Multi window app. Each application is still independent of the other. Open a recent app in Multi Window.
  • Page 50: Smart Screen

    Customizing the Multi Window Apps Smart Screen Panel Configuration With Smart screen activated your phone automatically You can rearrange the apps on the Multi window panel, add adjusts screen time-out and rotation when it detects you are new apps or remove apps. looking at the screen.
  • Page 51: Pop-up Video

    Configure Smart Screen Memory Card To enable Smart screen features: Your device lets you use a microSD (SD) or microSDHC card to expand available memory space. This secure digital card From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings enables you to exchange images, music, and data between My device Smart screen.
  • Page 52: Sd Card Available Memory Status

    Unmounting the SD Card Erasing Files from the SD Card Unmounting the SD card prevents corruption and damage to You can erase files from the SD card using the phone. the SD card while removing it from the slot. 1. Ensure the SD card is mounted. For more information, 1.
  • Page 53: Help

    There are three text input methods available: Access help information to learn how to use the device and applications or configure important settings. • Samsung keyboard (default): Samsung’s onscreen 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Help. QWERTY keyboard that can be used in both portrait and landscape orientation.
  • Page 54 QWERTY keyboard displays. by touching the onscreen keys with your finger or use speech recognition. Display You can enable predictive text, to have the Samsung More keyboard match your key touches to common words and words display them. The Personalization option learns from Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Page 55: Changing The Text Input Mode

    Changing the Text Input Mode Using ABC Mode There are two main keyboard layout keys that will change 1. If desired, rotate your phone counterclockwise to a the onscreen keys within the QWERTY keyboard. Landscape orientation. The available Text Input modes are: Sym and Abc. 2. When you touch the Enter message field, the following screen displays: Symbol/Numeric Mode: Activates the number,...
  • Page 56: Predictive Text

    Configure the Samsung keyboard to your preferences. Note: Predictive Text mode is available for landscape or While entering text, touch and hold Options, then portrait orientation. select Settings in the pop-up menu. For more information, refer to “Samsung Keyboard” on page 194.
  • Page 57: Entering Text Using Handwriting

    Handwriting feature or touch to switch back to 4. At the Speak now prompt, speak clearly and distinctly Samsung keyboard mode. into the microphone. 5. If the red microphone turns gray, then the feature has timed out and you should touch the microphone icon to start again.
  • Page 58 Entering Text Using Swype Swype Tips The following example shows how to enter the word “This”. Swype is a text input method that makes it possible to enter Put your finger down on the “T”, and without lifting, glide it a word by sliding your finger or stylus from letter to letter, to the “h”, then to the “i”...
  • Page 59: Swype Settings

    Swype Help • Double-tap on the word you want to change to correct a misspelled word, then touch the delete key to erase one While entering text, you can get information about Swype. character. Touch and hold the delete key to erase an entire 1. Touch and hold the Swype Key to access the word.
  • Page 60: Section 3: Contacts And Your Address Book

    Section 3: Contacts and Your Address Book This section explains how to manage your daily contacts by To activate the AT&T Address Book: storing their name and number in your Address Book. 1. From the main Home screen, touch Contacts Address Book entries can be sorted by name, entry, or group.
  • Page 61: Adding A New Contact

    Synchronizing Your AT&T Address Book Adding a New Contact If you ever upgrade, damage, or lose your phone, you can Use the following procedure to add a new contact to your easily restore your contacts onto your new phone by Address Book: following these steps: 1. Touch...
  • Page 62 • Touch to add additional fields.Touch to remove A pause stops the calling sequence for two seconds and a an unused field. Also, touch Add another field to add wait pauses the calling sequence until you enter a number or other fields.
  • Page 63: Updating Contacts

    Updating Contacts Finding an Address Book Entry To find an Address Book entry: To update an existing contact: 1. Touch Contacts. 1. Touch Contacts 2. Within the Contacts list (sorted alphabetically), touch a 2. Touch a contact in the Contacts list to view its letter on the right side of the display to quickly jump to information.
  • Page 64: Linking Contacts

    Linking Contacts Linking Contacts 1. Touch Contacts. Linking Contact Information 2. Touch a contact name that you want to link to another Your device can synchronize with multiple accounts, contact entry. (This typically is the same contact with a including Google, Corporate, and other providers, plus social different name or account information.) networking sites like Facebook.
  • Page 65: Marking A Contact As Default

    Unlinking Contacts Marking a Contact as Default 1. Touch Contacts. When you use messaging type applications, the application needs to know which information is primary (default) in a 2. Touch the linked contact name. contact entry list. For example, you may have three different In the Connection section, various icons show how contact records for John Smith, so the application will be many contacts are linked in this record.
  • Page 66: Synchronizing Accounts

    Synchronizing Accounts Address Book Options From the Accounts menu you decide whether you want You can access Address Book options while at the main applications to synchronize, send, and receive data at any Contacts screen or while in the details screen for a specific given time, or if you want the applications to synchronize entry.
  • Page 67 – • Speed dial setting: Set up speed-dialing. For more Contact sharing settings: Touch Settings to information, refer to “Making a Call Using Speed Dial” specify how contacts are transferred to another on page 70. device, either as a full group or individually. –...
  • Page 68: Groups

    Groups • Mark as default: When you have multiple contacts linked together, you can mark one of them as default Assign contacts to Groups to make searching for contacts (only displays when contact is saved to the phone). For faster or to quickly call or send messages to group members. more information, refer to “Marking a Contact as There are several default groups that are predefined, which Default”...
  • Page 69: Editing A Group

    Removing a Contact from a Group 5. Touch Vibration pattern to choose a vibration audio file for assignment to this new group, then touch OK. 1. Touch Contacts Groups Groups Groups – or – 2. Touch a group entry. Touch Create and follow the onscreen instructions to Press Menu Remove member.
  • Page 70: Address Book Favorites

    Deleting a Group Address Book Favorites 1. Touch Contacts Groups Mark contacts with a gold star to identify them as Groups Groups Favorites. Press Menu Delete groups. 3. Touch each group that you want to remove or touch Favorites display on the Favorites tab in the Phone and Select all.
  • Page 71: Managing Address Book Contacts

    Removing Favorites Copying Contacts to the SIM Card 1. Touch Contacts Favorites. Favorites Favorites Note: When storing an Address Book entry into the SIM card, Press Menu Remove from Favorites. only the name, phone number, and email address are 3. Touch contacts to mark them for removal or touch available as fields.
  • Page 72 Copying Contacts to the Phone Deleting Contacts from the SIM Card 1. Touch Contacts Menu 1. Touch Contacts Menu SIM Management. SIM Management. 2. Touch Copy contacts from SIM. 2. Touch Delete contacts from SIM. A list of contacts stored on your SIM card displays. 3. At the Create contact under account prompt, touch Device or an account name to which you would like to 3. Touch contacts to mark them to be deleted or touch...
  • Page 73: Speed Dials

    Deleting Contact Entries from the Phone Assigning Speed Dials You can delete Phone or SIM entries from your phone’s 1. Touch Contacts. memory. Press Menu Speed dial setting. A list of speed dials displays. 1. Touch Contacts. 3. Touch a Not assigned speed dial field, then touch a 2. Touch and hold a contact that you want to delete then contact to assign the contact to the speed dial location.
  • Page 74: Using The Service Dialing Numbers

    Using the Service Dialing Numbers You can view the list of Service Dialing Numbers (SDN) assigned by your service provider. These numbers may include emergency numbers, customer service numbers, and directory inquiries. 1. Touch Contacts. 2. Press Menu Settings Service numbers. 3.
  • Page 75: Section 4: Call Functions

    Section 4: Call Functions Making a Call This section describes how to make or answer a call. It also includes the features and functionality associated with 1. From a Home screen, touch Phone and use the making or answering a call. onscreen keypad to enter the number you want to dial.
  • Page 76: Manual Pause Dialing

    Manual Pause Dialing Correcting an Entered Number To manually call a number with pauses without storing them Use the following steps to correct a mis-typed entry when in your Contacts list: dialing. 1. Touch Phone and use the onscreen keypad to After entering a number using the keypad: enter the phone number .
  • Page 77: Making Emergency Calls

    Making Emergency Calls Making an Emergency Call with a SIM Card The Emergency calling mode makes redialing an emergency If you do not have a SIM card installed the first time you turn number a 1-touch process. Before you can resume normal on the phone, the Insert SIM card to make calls message calling operations, you should first exit this mode.
  • Page 78: Making A Call Using Speed Dial

    Making a Call Using Speed Dial To remove a speed dial number or change the order: press 1. From the Speed dial setting screen, You can assign a shortcut number to a phone number in your Menu. Contacts List for speed dialing. 2.
  • Page 79: Answering A Call

    Answering a Call Note: You can answer a call while using the Address Book or You can answer incoming calls when the device is locked or other functions. After ending the call, the phone returns unlocked. When you receive a call, an incoming call screen to the previously active function screen.
  • Page 80: Call Log

    After you begin to enter numbers: All calls made, received, and missed are listed. Types of calls are identified by the following icons: Press Menu Add to Contacts to save the Contact, if needed. Incoming Calls – or – Outgoing Calls Touch Add to Contacts, which appears below the numbers that you are typing.
  • Page 81 Viewing Missed Calls from the Saving a Recent Call to Your Address Lock Screen Book Calls you have missed display on the Lock screen. 1. Touch Phone Logs. A list of recent calls displays. Touch the missed call number to display the Call log. 2. Touch the call you want to save to your Address Book.
  • Page 82: Call Duration

    Deleting a Call Log Entry Tip: Once a number has been added to the Reject list, 1. Touch Phone Logs. Remove from reject list displays and can be used to A list of recent calls displays. remove the number. 2. Touch and hold the call you want to delete from the Call Duration Call log.
  • Page 83: Options During A Call

    Options During a Call In-Call Options Your phone provides a number of control functions that you During an active call there are several functions available by can use during a call. touching a corresponding onscreen button. Adjusting the Call Volume •...
  • Page 84 Personalizing the Call Sound Setting • Mute/Unmute: Turn the onboard microphone either on or off. During a call, it may be necessary to adjust the sound of the incoming call by selecting an audio equalizer setting for the – Touch Mute during a call to mute the microphone. A current call.
  • Page 85: Placing A Call On Hold

    Placing a Call on Hold Switching Between Calls You can place the current call on hold at any point during a When you have an active call and a call on hold, you may conversation. You can also make another call while you have switch between the two calls, changing the one on hold to a call in progress, if your network supports this service.
  • Page 86 Answering a Call During a Call in Ending a Call On Hold Progress 1. Touch End call to disconnect the active call. End call End call You can answer another call while you have a call in The call on hold becomes the active call. progress, if you have activated the Call waiting feature.
  • Page 87: Active Call

    Using the Speakerphone During an This feature joins all of the calls you have established with Active Call your phone (both active and on hold) into a multi-party call. While in an active call, it is possible to enable the 1.
  • Page 88: Bluetooth Headset

    Switching Off the Microphone (Mute) Bluetooth Headset 1. Touch Headset. You can temporarily switch your phone’s microphone off, so Headset Headset that the other person cannot hear you. 2. The phone will scan for your Bluetooth headset. When found, connect to the headset. Example: You want to say something to someone in the The Headset button now appears as and the...
  • Page 89: Call Waiting

    Call Waiting Call Forwarding The Call Waiting feature can be used to answer an incoming To select when to forward incoming calls: call while you have a call in progress, if this service is 1. Touch Phone Menu Call settings supported by the network.
  • Page 90: Changing The Pin2 Code

    Using Fixed Dialing Numbers Changing the PIN2 Code To change the PIN2 code: Turn On FDN 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone 1. From the Home screen, touch Phone Menu Call settings Additional Menu Call settings Additional settings Fixed dialing numbers. settings Fixed dialing numbers.
  • Page 91: Call Settings

    Call Settings To access the Call settings menu: Touch Phone Menu Call settings. – or – From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings My device Call. My device My device My device My device For detailed information on all of the call settings, see “Call” on page 181.
  • Page 92: Section 5: Messaging

    Section 5: Messaging This section describes how to send and receive different The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) lets you send and types of messages. It also includes the features and receive multimedia messages (such as photo, video, and functionality associated with messaging. audio messages) to and from other mobile phones or email addresses.
  • Page 93: Creating And Sending Messages

    Creating and Sending Messages Note: Enter additional recipients by separating each entry 1. From a Home screen, touch Messages with a semicolon (;) then repeating Steps 3 and 4 of this – or – procedure. From a Home screen, touch Apps 5. Touch the Enter message field and use the onscreen Messages...
  • Page 94: Message Options

    Message Options • Spam messages: Display the spam messages folder and its contents. Options Before Composing a Message • Font size: Set a default font size for messages. 1. Touch Messages • Settings: Access Messaging settings. For more 2. Before composing a message, press Menu information, refer to “Messaging Settings”...
  • Page 95: Viewing New Received Messages

    Viewing New Received Messages • Add to contacts: Add the recipient to your Contacts list. This option only appears if the recipient is not When you receive a new message, the new message already in your Contacts list. icon displays at the top of the screen. •...
  • Page 96 Message Threads • Remove from spam numbers: Remove a number from the spam number list. This option only appears if Sent and received text and photo messages are grouped into the number was previously registered as spam. message threads. Threaded messages allow you to see all the messages exchanged (similar to a chat program) and To access additional Bubble options: displays a contact on the screen.
  • Page 97: Deleting Messages

    • View message details: Display details for the To delete multiple message threads: currently selected message bubble. 1. Touch Messages • Translate: Launch the S Translator app. Here you can 2. Press Menu Delete threads. both assign the sender’s original language and assign a 3.
  • Page 98: Messaging Settings

    Messaging Settings Emergency Alerts To configure the settings for text messages, multimedia This device is designed to receive wireless emergency alerts messages, Voice mails, and Push messages. from the Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS) which may also be known as the Personal Localized Alerting 1. Touch Messages Menu...
  • Page 99: Email

    Email There are three types of Emergency Alerts: • Alerts issued by the President Email enables you to review and create email using various email services. You can also receive text message alerts • Alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life (Extreme when you receive an important email.
  • Page 100: Adding An Email Account

    Adding an Email Account Adding a Corporate Email Account To add your first email account: Use the following procedure to configure your phone to synchronize with a corporate email account. 1. Touch Email. The Set up email screen displays. 1. Touch Email.
  • Page 101: Switching Between Email Accounts

    Adding Additional Email Accounts Switching Between Email Accounts To add additional email accounts after setting up your first 1. Touch Email. Your Email screen displays showing account, follow these steps: your emails from the active account. 2. Touch Inbox at the top of the screen. 1. Touch Email.
  • Page 102: Email Settings

    Syncing Email Accounts Email Settings Syncing refreshes your phone with the account’s servers. Use the Email Settings to configure your Email preferences. When you set up an email account, you can choose whether 1. Touch Email. the account syncs in the background or manually. 2.
  • Page 103: Composing And Sending Email

    Composing and Sending Email 6. Touch Send to send the message. – or – 1. Touch Email. 2. If you have multiple accounts set up, choose an Touch Save to save the email to the Drafts folder. account from the menu at the top of the screen. –...
  • Page 104: Gmail

    Gmail Refreshing Your Gmail Account Send and receive email with Gmail, which is Google’s Refresh your account to update your device from the Gmail web-based email. servers. 1. Touch Gmail. To access Gmail: 2. Press Menu Refresh. From a Home screen, touch Apps Gmail.
  • Page 105: At&t Messages App

    Composing and Sending Gmail AT&T Messages App 1. Touch Gmail. AT&T Messages brings your texts, calls, and voicemail messages together into a single conversation thread and is 2. Touch Compose, then touch fields to compose the accessible by phone or computer. message.
  • Page 106: Chaton

    (Scribbles), audio, Contacts, Calendar entries, and Location information. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to use ChatON. 5. Press Menu Settings to configure your Important! The Samsung account manages the access ChatON preferences. information (username/password) to several 6. Press Menu Help to display additional applications, such as ChatON and Samsung Hub.
  • Page 107: Google

    Google+ Hangouts Stay connected and share life as it happens with Google+ on Hangouts is a free, web-based application for instant your device. Join a Hangout, post a photo, or see what messaging offered by Google. You can connect with your friends are sharing while you are on the go.
  • Page 108: Section 6: Multimedia

    Section 6: Multimedia Taking Photos This section explains features related to the use of the camera and camcorder on your phone. Taking photos with your device’s built-in camera is as simple as choosing a subject, pointing the camera, then touching Camera the Camera button.
  • Page 109 4. If desired, before taking the photo, you can touch Front onscreen icons to access various camera options and Facing Quick Camera settings. Camera Settings Mode 5. You can also touch the screen to move the focus to the area you touch. Record 6.
  • Page 110: Camera Modes

    Camera Modes Quick Settings There are many different camera modes that you can use to Touch at the top of the display to quickly change help optimize your photos depending on the conditions and Camera settings. Not all of the following options are available your experience.
  • Page 111: Camera And Camcorder Settings

    Camera and Camcorder Settings • ISO: Determine how sensitive the light meter is on your digital camera. Choose from Auto, 100, 200, 400, or This section describes the different settings that you can 800. Use a lower ISO number to make your camera less configure on your camera.
  • Page 112 • Review pics/videos: Set this option if you want to • Voice control: Activate or deactivate the voice control view each photo or video after you take it. Select a time feature, which allows you to verbally take a photo. value.
  • Page 113: Editing A Photo

    Editing a Photo 5. Use the following editor controls to edit your photo: You can edit your photos using editing tools in the Gallery Undo: Undo the last operation made on application. These tools provides basic editing functions, a photo. such as cropping, rotating, brightness, contrast, and color Redo: Redo the last operation made to a photo adjustments, as well as a wide variety of visual effects.
  • Page 114: Using The Camcorder

    Using the Camcorder Sticker: Place various pre-created onscreen In addition to taking photos, the camera also doubles as a stickers atop your current image. camcorder that also allows you to record, view, and send Drawing: Draw directly on your current photo videos.
  • Page 115: Gallery

    Gallery 3. To begin recording video, touch Video. The red light blinks while recording. The Gallery can be used to view photos and play back videos. • You can touch the screen to move the focus to the area For photos, you can also perform basic editing tasks, view a you touch.
  • Page 116: Viewing Photos

    Viewing Photos Viewing Videos To view a slideshow of all of your photos: Note: If no control icons are displayed on the screen in From the main gallery, press Menu addition to the photo, touch anywhere on the screen to Slideshow.
  • Page 117 Using S Beam to Share Photos and 4. Touch to view the desired photo or video. Videos – or – When this feature is activated with NFC (Near Field While viewing thumbnails, touch to select each item to Communication), you can transfer, or “beam”, large files share.
  • Page 118: Section 7: Connections

    Section 7: Connections Turning Wi-Fi On This section describes the various connections your phone can make including accessing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and By default, your device’s Wi-Fi feature is turned off. Turning Connecting your PC. Wi-Fi on makes your device able to discover and connect to compatible in-range WAPs.
  • Page 119 Connect to a Wi-Fi Network Manually Add a New Network Connection 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Connections Wi-Fi. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Connections Connections Connection Connections Connections Wi-Fi. The network names and security settings (Open C on C on Connections...
  • Page 120 Wi-Fi Status Indicators Advanced Wi-Fi Settings The following icons show your Wi-Fi connection status at a The advanced Wi-Fi settings allow you to set up and manage glance: wireless access points. 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings Displays when Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating with a Wireless Access Point (WAP).
  • Page 121: Wi-fi Direct

    Wi-Fi Direct – Auto network switch: Automatically switch between Wi-Fi networks and mobile networks. Wi-Fi Direct allows device-to-device connections so you can – Auto connect: Automatically connected to an AT&T transfer large amounts of data over a Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi Hotspot as soon as your phone detects it. Note: See your service plan for applicable charges for –...
  • Page 122 AT&T Smart Wi-Fi 8. Once connected, the other device will show as Connected in your list of Wi-Fi Direct devices and the Use AT&T Smart Wi-Fi to maximize your battery icon will display at the top of your screen. performance, maximize your data, simplify access to Sharing Information with Connected Device AT&T Hot Spots and Wi-Fi networks, automate your Wi-Fi connections, and track your data use.
  • Page 123: Bluetooth

    6. Follow the onscreen instructions to use To turn Bluetooth off: 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps Settings AT&T Smart Wi-Fi. Connections Bluetooth . For more information on how to use this application, go to Connection Connections Connections Connections 2.
  • Page 124: Bluetooth Settings

    2. Touch the OFF/ON button to turn Bluetooth ON 2. Select a time that you would like your device visibility 3. Touch the check box next to SAMSUNG-SGH-I537, if to time-out. you want your phone to be visible to other Bluetooth Show Received Files devices.
  • Page 125 Scan for Bluetooth Devices 5. The external device will then have to also accept the connection and enter your device’s PIN code. To scan for Bluetooth devices: Once successfully paired to an external device, 1. Verify that Bluetooth is ON appears within the Status area.
  • Page 126 Sending Contacts with Bluetooth Rename or Unpair a Paired Device Unpair a paired device to break the connection between the Depending on your paired devices’ settings and capabilities, device and your phone, but retain the knowledge of the you may be able to send photos, Contact information, or pairing.
  • Page 127: Nfc

    “S Beam” on page 173. Note: To sync your device to a PC, it is highly recommended that you install Samsung Kies, which is available at (for Windows or Mac). Note: If you are a Windows XP user, ensure that you have Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher installed on your computer.
  • Page 128 Connecting as a Storage Device You can connect your device to a PC as a removable disk and access the file directory. If you insert a memory card in the device, you can also access the files directory from the memory card by using the device as a memory card reader.
  • Page 129: Section 8: Applications

    Section 8: Applications Updating Applications This section contains a description of each application that is available on the Apps screen, its function, and how to Once you have registered your device (see “Software navigate through that particular application. If the application Update”...
  • Page 130 Uninstalling Apps Apps Screen Options 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. You can uninstall apps you download and install. Pre-loaded apps cannot be uninstalled. 2. Press Menu for these options: 1. From a Home screen, touch Apps. • Edit: Touch and hold an app icon then drag it to the Create folder icon to create a new folder.
  • Page 131: Accessing Applications

    Play Store. Information concerning third party applications that you may choose to download from the Google Play Store or otherwise should be obtained from the application provider directly and not from Samsung. Applications...
  • Page 132: At&t Familymap

    AT&T FamilyMap 5. At the AT&T FamilyMap Sign In screen, touch Get Started to create an account. AT&T FamilyMap provides peace of mind because you can – or – use it to conveniently locate a family member on a map from your wireless device.
  • Page 133: At&t Mobile Locate

    AT&T Mobile Locate AT&T Navigator With the AT&T Mobile Locate app you can access the Mobile AT&T Navigator provides access to real-time GPS-driven Protection Pack and with a paid subscription, replace your applications. These programs not only allow you to achieve phone if it is lost or damaged, locate your phone if it is lost, turn-by-turn navigation, but also access local searches.
  • Page 134: At&t Smart Wi-fi

    AT&T Smart Wi-Fi Calculator With AT&T Smart Wi-Fi, you can maximize your battery The calculator provides the basic arithmetic functions to performance, maximize your data, simplify access to solve simple arithmetic problems and advanced operators to AT&T Hot Spots and Wi-Fi networks, automate your Wi-Fi solve more complex problems.
  • Page 135: Calendar

    Calendar To view calculator history: Your device includes a powerful Calendar to help you Touch located at the top of the calculator organize your schedules more conveniently and effectively. buttons. A history of your past calculations displays. Learn to create and manage events and tasks, and set Touch again to display the calculator keypad.
  • Page 136: Camera

    Camera 5. Press Menu and select one of the following options: Take photos and record video with your device’s built in • Zoom: In the Week and Day views, touch and drag a Camera. slider to increase or decrease the size of the area being Touch Camera.
  • Page 137: Clock

    Clock • Alarm volume: Drag the slider to adjust the alarm’s volume. Use the Clock application to access alarms, view the World • Location alarm: When activated, the alarm only Clock, set a stopwatch, and use a timer. sounds when you are at a specific location. Touch the Alarm OFF/ON button to turn it ON then follow the...
  • Page 138: World Clock

    World Clock Turning Off an Alarm To stop an alarm when it sounds, touch and sweep the World Clock displays time in hundreds of different cities, icon to the right. within all 24 time zones around the world. Setting the Snooze Feature 1. Touch Clock World clock.
  • Page 139 Timer Deleting a World Clock Entry 1. Touch Clock World Clock. You can use this option to set a countdown timer. Use a timer to count down to an event based on a preset time length 2. Touch and hold a city, then touch Delete. (hours, minutes, and seconds).
  • Page 140: Contacts

    Desk Clock Contacts You can use the Desk clock when you have a desk dock and You can manage your daily contacts by storing their name you want your phone to display the time, day, date, location, and number in your Address Book. Address Book entries can and weather conditions when it is docked.
  • Page 141: Drive

    Drive DriveMode Use the Google Drive app to open, view, rename, and share With the AT&T DriveMode application, you can set your your Google Docs and files. phone to auto reply when you are driving and don’t want to answer the phone. You can set auto reply to Messages, 1. Touch Drive.
  • Page 142: Flipboard

    Flipboard Gallery This application creates a personalized digital magazine out Use Gallery to view, capture, and manage photos and videos. of everything being shared with you. Access news stories, Touch Gallery. personal feeds and other related material. Flip through your For more information, refer to “Gallery”...
  • Page 143: Google

    Google Google Now Use this application to search not only the Internet, but also Google Now recognizes repeated actions performed on the applications and their contents on the device as well. device (including accessing locations, repeated calendar appointments, search queries, and more). Google Now uses 1. Touch Google.
  • Page 144: Google Settings

    Google Settings Group Play Use this app to manage your Google settings. Using Group Play, you can share documents or photos you are viewing, or music you are listening to, with other devices 1. Touch Google Settings. connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. 2.
  • Page 145: Hangouts

    Hangouts Internet Hangouts is a free web-based application for instant The Internet application is your access to the mobile web. messaging offered by Google. You can connect with your This section explains how to navigate the Internet app and friends across computers and various Android devices. You introduces you to the basic features.
  • Page 146: Internet Options

    Internet Options Adding and Deleting Windows You can have up to eight Internet windows open at one time. From any web page, press Menu to access To add a new window, follow these steps: your browser options. Enter a URL 1.
  • Page 147: Using Bookmarks

    Going Incognito To exit from the incognito window: 1. From your browser window, touch (Windows). Use the Incognito feature to view Internet sites outside of normal browsing. Pages viewed in this incognito window do 2. Scroll through the available windows and locate the not appear within your browser history or search history, and incognito window.
  • Page 148: Keeper

    Keeper 4. Touch New user or Existing user. 5. Create a Lookout account by entering an email address Keeper is an secure password manager for your phone and and account password. works seamlessly across your mobile phones, tablets, computers, and web browsers. 6. Re-enter the password and touch Start Lookout.
  • Page 149: Messages

    Messages Mobile TV The AT&T Messages app brings your texts, calls, and Mobile TV is a subscription service that allows you to watch voicemail messages together into a single conversation your favorite TV shows using your handset. thread and is accessible by phone or computer. Note: This feature requires a paid subscription.
  • Page 150: Music

    Note: Mobile TV uses a large amount of data and you are Streams the current music file to another device responsible for all data charges. It is strongly via Samsung Link. recommended that you upgrade to a large data plan in addition to this purchase.
  • Page 151 Music Options Repeats the currently playing song. To access additional options, follow these steps: Displays the current song in the player window. 1. Touch Music. 2. Press Menu Touch and hold to rewind the song. Touch to go The follow options are available before you play music: to previous song.
  • Page 152: Music Settings

    Music Settings • Smart volume: Automatically adjusts each track’s volume to an equal level. The Music Settings menu allows you to set preferences for • Voice control: Use voice commands to control the the Music app such as whether you want the music to play in Music app.
  • Page 153: Adding Music To A Playlist

    Adding Music to a Playlist 5. Touch the check box to the left of each track you want To add files to the playlist: to remove from this playlist. Touch Select all to remove all the music tracks from this playlist 1. Touch Music.
  • Page 154: My Files

    My Files 6. While browsing files, use these controls: Manage your sounds, images, videos, bluetooth files, Home: Display the root directory. Android files, and other memory card data in one convenient Up: Display a higher directory. location. 1. Touch My Files All files.
  • Page 155: Myat&t

    myAT&T Mark files: Touch the box to the left of each file or next to the folder to select all files in the Use myAT&T to manage your own AT&T account. You can folder. Then touch Delete in the Application review and pay your bill, check minutes and data usage, bar to delete the selected items.
  • Page 156: Optical Reader

    Optical Reader 3. Touch UPDATE ACCEPT. The updated myAT&T app downloads to your device. The Optical reader allows you to use your camera to identify 4. When the app successfully downloads, touch OPEN. text and extract useful information. – or – 1. Touch Optical Reader.
  • Page 157: Photos

    Photos Play Games Automatically save every photo you take with your device to Discover hundreds of games for download and purchase your Google+ account. Then it is easy to view, organize, and through the Google Play Store. share them with friends and family of your choice. Visit to learn...
  • Page 158: Play Music

    Play Music Play Store With Google Play Music, you can play music you’ve All your favorite apps, movies and tv shows, music, books, downloaded, and music you copied from your computer. magazines, and games are available in Google Play Store. Visit to learn more.
  • Page 159: S Health

    S Health You should also check with your doctor if you have symptoms suggestive of heart, lung, or other serious disease, such as: S Health is a wellness application that allows you to better manage your health by providing you with relevant •...
  • Page 160: S Memo

    Creating a New Memo • You are overweight or obese; 1. Touch S Memo. • You have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. 2. Touch an existing Memo to open it then touch the • You have impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre­ screen to enter edit mode.
  • Page 161: S Translator

    1. Press Menu List view to view your US English. memos in a list mode. 1. Sign in with your Samsung Account if you have not – or – already done so. For more information, refer to Press Menu Thumbnail view to view “Signing In to Your Samsung Account”...
  • Page 162: S Voice

    S Voice Samsung Apps With the S Voice application you can use your voice to With Samsung Apps, you can download hundreds of perform operations that you would normally have to do by applications from a variety of categories. hand such as dialing a phone number, texting a message, playing music, and so on.
  • Page 163: Samsung Hub

    Samsung Hub Accessing Samsung Hub Samsung Hub makes it easy to find, sample, and purchase To access Samsung Hub: movies, TV shows, books, games, and music, in one 1. Touch Samsung Hub. user-friendly location. You can rent or purchase your favorite 2. Select Music, Video, Books, or Games from the...
  • Page 164 Media Content that is purchased and downloaded may be limit set out for each piece of content (which may be as viewed concurrently on up to five (5) devices with Samsung short as 24 consecutive hours). Hub (or “the service”) that are also registered to the same –...
  • Page 165: Samsung Link

    Samsung Link 3. Touch Sign in to sign into your Samsung Account, if you have not already done so. For more information, This application wirelessly synchronizes your Samsung refer to “Signing In to Your Samsung Account” on device with your TV, streams content, and even keeps tabs page 204.
  • Page 166 • Auto upload: Enable automatic upload of images from your device to those storage locations specified within Samsung Link must first be configured prior to its initial use. the Web storage list. Touch the OFF/ON button to turn You must set up parameters such as connected Wi-Fi, Items...
  • Page 167 • Share via: Share files by using AT&T Locker, connected to the same Wi-Fi. Bluetooth, ChatON, Drive, Email, Gmail, and so on. 1. Launch Samsung Link on the target device, such as an • Change Player: Select an available target device and Internet TV or Samsung Tablet.
  • Page 168: Settings

    Touch Settings. For more information, refer to “Settings” on page 165. Note: This application requires a Samsung account. Story Album 1. Touch TripAdvisor. With Story Album, you can create a digital Album of your 2.
  • Page 169: Video

    3. The following video controls are available: Pause the video. Streams the current music file to another device via Samsung Link. Start the video after being paused. Volume control. Touch and hold to fast-forward the video.
  • Page 170: Voice Recorder

    Choose either Normal or High quality recording. For more information on downloading videos for your phone, 6. Press Menu for additional options. see “Samsung Hub” on page 155. Voice Search Voice Recorder The Google Voice Search application can be used to search Record your voice or other sounds, and share recordings by the web using only your voice.
  • Page 171: Wallet

    5. Press Menu for options. • To configure Voice Search settings, touch Settings and Use the Samsung WatchON application to use your phone as follow the onscreen instructions. a remote control for your TV, set top box, DVR, Blu-Ray/DVD, stereo or other device.
  • Page 172: Youtube

    Configure Your Device as a Remote 1. From the toolbar, touch Remote Control. The Yellowpages Mobile application provides quick and ready access to businesses, map locations, and storage of your 2. Touch Set up now at the prompt. favorite searches. Use YP to tap into local businesses, 3. Follow the instructions to find your TV or other devices locations, and events, and connect to your search in and configure your phone to control their operation.
  • Page 173: Section 9: Settings

    Lock screen, Display, Sound, Power saving mode, and Accessibility. – or – Accounts: Touch this tab for both the ability to create From any screen, touch the top of the screen and and modify your accounts (such as, Samsung Accounts Accounts Accounts Accounts...
  • Page 174: Wi-fi

    Bluetooth Note: The settings for your device are described below in the Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology that order that they appear within the Settings menu. is used to connect wirelessly to a number of Bluetooth Options under the Connections tab are listed first, devices, such as headsets and hands-free car kits, and followed by My device, Accounts, and More settings.
  • Page 175: Data Usage

    Data Usage Note: Data is measured by your device. Your service provider From this screen you can view your Mobile data usage and may account for data usage differently. turn your Mobile data capability On or Off. 6. Press Menu to display additional options. 1.
  • Page 176: More Networks

    More Networks Press and hold the Power button then touch Airplane mode. This option displays additional Connectivity information. – or – From the Settings screen, touch Connections Connections Connections Connections Connections From a Home screen, touch the top of the screen and More networks.
  • Page 177: Default Messaging App

    Default Messaging App Mobile Networks To select a default messaging app: Before you use applications such as Google Maps and find your location or search for places of interest, you must 1. From the Settings screen, touch Connections Connections Connections Connections enable the Mobile networks options.
  • Page 178: Tethering And Portable Hotspot

    Tethering and Portable Hotspot • Network operators: Using this feature you can view the current network connection. You can also scan and Use this option to share your phones’s mobile data select a network operator manually, or set the network connection with a Mobile Hotspot or USB tethering.
  • Page 179: Usb Tethering

    USB Tethering 3. Touch Configure at the bottom of the screen to enter or edit the mobile hotspot information. Touch Save. Note: To enable USB tethering on your phone, dial 611 or go 4. Press Menu for the following option: to set up the service.
  • Page 180 5. Select a VPN type from the Type drop-down menu. 6. Enter the Server address and any other required fields The VPN settings menu can be used to set up and manage that are dependent upon the Type you entered Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
  • Page 181: Nfc

    3. Touch the back of your device with another NFC-capable device and the content is transferred. NFC (Near Field Communication) allows data exchange when you touch your device with another compatible device. This Tap and Pay is used for applications such as Android Beam and S Beam. Select your default payment application.
  • Page 182: Nearby Devices

    The device name displays under Device name. The response. Options are: Always accept, Always ask, and default is the model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I537. Always reject. Note: When enabled, the Nearby devices icon displays in...
  • Page 183: Screen Mirroring

    Screen Mirroring Lock Screen Use the Screen Mirroring feature to share media files on your Choose settings for unlocking your screen. For more information about using the lock and unlock features, see phone with an HDMI device, such as an HDMI TV. “Securing Your Device”...
  • Page 184: Lock Screen Options

    Lock Screen Options Face Unlock and Face and Voice Options These options are available when Screen lock is set to The following options are available depending on the Face unlock or Face and voice: Screen Lock type that you have selected. •...
  • Page 185: Display

    Display Pattern Options These options are available when Screen lock is set to In this menu, you can change various settings for the display. Pattern: From the Settings screen, touch My device My device My device My device My device •...
  • Page 186: Led Indicator

    LED Indicator • Screen timeout: Adjust the delay time before the screen automatically turns off. Selections are: 15 This option is used to turn on your LED lights for charging, seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, missed events, and incoming notifications. The light will turn and 10 minutes.
  • Page 187: Sound

    Sound • Notifications: Set the ringtone that will sound for notifications and alarms. Touch a ringtone and touch From this menu you can control the sounds on the phone. From the Settings screen, touch My device My device My device My device My device •...
  • Page 188 Samsung applications HDMI Set the applications sounds. Touch any of the following To set the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) options to display more options for the feature: audio setting: • Call: Configure Call alerts, Call ringtones and keypad • Audio output: Touch Stereo or Surround to set the tones, and Voicemail sounds.
  • Page 189: Home Screen Mode

    Home Screen Mode Call Home screen mode is used to set your display to the To access the Call settings menu: conventional layout of Standard mode or provide an easier From the Settings screen, touch My device My device My device My device My device user experience for the first-time smartphone users using...
  • Page 190 Call Rejection Answering/Ending Calls 1. Touch Auto reject mode and touch one of the The following options are available: following options: • The home key answers calls: Accept incoming calls by • Off: Turn Auto reject mode off. pressing the Home key. •...
  • Page 191: Call Alerts

    Call Alerts Call Accessories Touch the following options to create a check mark and The following options are available: activate the features: • Automatic answering: Automatically answer an incoming • Answer vibration: Set your phone to vibrate when the call when a headset is detected. called party answers the phone.
  • Page 192: Ringtones And Keypad Tones

    Ringtones and Keypad Tones – Forward when unanswered: Forward voice calls to a designated number instead of your voicemail number 1. Touch Ringtones, select a ringtone, and touch OK. when there is no answer on your phone. You can also 2. Touch Vibrations, select a vibration type, and touch select the amount of time that the phone delays before forwarding.
  • Page 193: Noise Reduction

    Noise Reduction Voicemail Service This option helps to suppress background noise from your 1. Touch Voicemail service. Voicemail service provided side during a call. by your carrier is the default. 2. Touch My carrier to remove the carrier Voicemail Touch Noise reduction to create a check mark and service.
  • Page 194: Tty Mode

    Sound TTY Mode To set your default ringtone: A TTY (also known as a TDD or Text Telephone) is a telecommunications device that allows people who are deaf, 1. Touch Sound. hard of hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities, 2. Touch a ringtone to hear it played.
  • Page 195: Blocking Mode

    Blocking Mode 3. Touch Block incoming calls, Turn off notifications, Turn off alarm and timer, or Turn off LED indicator to When Blocking mode is enabled, notifications for selected place a green check mark adjacent to those features features are dis abled. You only receive notifications of you would like to enable.
  • Page 196: Hands-free Mode

    Hands-Free Mode Safety Assistance When Hands-free mode is enabled, incoming calls and Safety assistance helps you in an emergency by taking notifications are read out automatically. pictures using both the front and rear cameras, and sends them to your emergency contacts along with your location. 1.
  • Page 197: Torch Light

    Power Saving Mode 5. Touch Message interval to set the time delay when sending the message repeatedly. Use Power saving mode to manage your phone to 6. Touch Emergency contacts to add new contacts. conserve power. These contacts will be added to your Contacts list and 1.
  • Page 198: Accessories

    Accessories Accessibility To select the Audio output mode when using a car or desk Accessibility services are special features to make using the dock: device easier for those with certain physical disabilities. Use the Accessibility settings to activate these services. From the Settings screen, touch My device My device...
  • Page 199 • Speak passwords: Read out password information. Important! TalkBack can collect all of the text you enter, • Answering/ending calls: Accept incoming calls except passwords, including personal data and by pressing the Home key or end calls using the credit card numbers. It may also log your user Power key.
  • Page 200 (CC) for options. • Text-to-speech options: Adjust your text-to-speech settings. For more information, refer to “Speech” on • Samsung subtitles (CC): Use Samsung subtitles with page 197. multimedia files when available. Touch the OFF/ON button to turn the feature ON .
  • Page 201: Language And Input

    My device My device Language and input. and select a keyboard. The following options display. Select Samsung keyboard or Swype. Language – or – Touch Set up input methods. You can change the language used by your device by following these steps: 2. Touch...
  • Page 202 Samsung Keyboard – Learn from Gmail: Log in to your Gmail account so To configure the Samsung keyboard: your phone can learn your Gmail style. – Learn from Twitter: Log in to your Twitter account From the Language and input screen, touch next so your phone can learn your Twitter style.
  • Page 203 • Help: Display more information about using the – Cursor control: Move the cursor by sliding your Samsung keyboard. finger across the keyboard. • Reset settings: Reset the keyboard settings back to their original configuration. Settings...
  • Page 204: Google Voice Typing

    Swype Google Voice Typing To configure Google voice typing: To configure Swype settings: From the Language and input screen, touch next From the Language and input screen, touch next to Google voice typing. to Swype to display the following options: The following options are available: •...
  • Page 205 From the Language and input screen, touch Text-to-speech options and select the preferred TTS Voice search to configure the following: engine, Samsung text-to-speech engine or • Language: Choose a language for your voice input. Google Text-to-speech Engine. • Speech output: Sets whether you will use speech 2. Touch...
  • Page 206: Motions And Gestures

    Pointer Speed Air Gesture This option sets your Pointer speed for your mouse or Air gesture allows you to control your device by performing trackpad when you are using a keyboard dock accessory. motions above the sensor. 1. From the Language and input screen, touch 1. From the Motions and gestures screen, touch Pointer speed.
  • Page 207 • Air browse: move your hand to the right or left above • Smart alert: Once enabled, pickup the device to be the sensor to move to the previous or next item such as alerted and notified of you have missed any calls or pictures or web pages.
  • Page 208: Smart Screen

    Palm motion Smart Screen Palm motion allows you to control your device by touching The Smart screen options allow you to customize your your screen with the palm of your hand. screen settings to make the screen more responsive and easier to use.
  • Page 209: Air View

    Air View • Speed dial preview: allows you to see the contacts and their speed dial numbers when you hover your Use the Air View feature to hover your finger over the screen finger over them in your contacts list. and display Air View features.
  • Page 210: Voice Control

    Voice Control Note: If you set the alert type for calls or alarms to vibration, The Voice control settings allow you to set up voice voice control is not available. commands to control your device. Accounts 1. From the Settings screen, touch My device My device My device...
  • Page 211: Removing An Account

    Synchronizing Accounts Removing an Account Select the items you want to synchronize on your account Important! Removing an account also deletes all of its such as Books, Calendar, Contacts, and more. messages, contacts, and other data from the 1. From the Settings screen, touch Accounts.
  • Page 212 Several applications and options require that you create and sign in to a Samsung Account. Tip: The password is for your Samsung account, not the To sign in to your Samsung account: password you use for the email address you are entering.
  • Page 213: Back Up And Reset

    Google Back Up and Reset Configure options for Google accounts and privacy settings. The Back up and reset settings allow you to back up your data, back up accounts, automatically restore your phone, and reset your phone settings to the factory settings. Note: To display these options, you must have a Google account set up on your phone.
  • Page 214: Locations

    Factory Data Reset Locations From this menu you can reset your phone and sound settings You must enable location services on your device for apps to the factory default settings. (such as Google Maps) to use your location. 1. From the Settings screen, touch Accounts Accounts Accounts...
  • Page 215 Location Reporting My Places Google uses Location Reporting to store and use your You can save your favorite locations for use with services device’s most recent location data. Google apps, such as that require location information. This information can Google Maps, can use this data to improve your search improve your search results and other location-related results based on places that you have visited.
  • Page 216: Security

    Security Set Up or Change Password The Security settings allow you to determine the security Use this option to set up your password when one is first level for your phone. required or change your current password. Encryption 1. From the Settings screen, touch More More More...
  • Page 217: Make Passwords Visible

    3. When you receive the new PUK code from your Note: You must activate Lock SIM card before you can AT&T Customer Service Representative, enter it in change your SIM PIN code. the PUK code field. 4. Enter a new PIN code in the Enter a new PIN field and To change your SIM PIN code: touch OK.
  • Page 218: Device Administration

    Device Administration 1. From the Settings screen, touch More More More More More Security. Use the Device Administration feature to select one or more 2. Touch Device administrators, to select a device administration applications that control your device for administrator, and follow the prompts. security purposes (for example, if your phone is lost of stolen).
  • Page 219: Security Update Service

    2. Touch Storage type to set a storage type for credential contents. 3. Touch Send security reports to send security reports to Samsung, using Wi-Fi, for threat analysis. 3. Touch Trusted credentials. The trusted credentials screen has two tabs: • System: Displays CA certificates that are permanently installed in the ROM of your device.
  • Page 220: Application Manager

    Application Manager Caution! When you disable a system CA certificate, the You can download and install applications from Play Store or Turn off button changes to Turn on, so you can create applications using the Android SDK and install them enable the certificate again, if necessary.
  • Page 221 Downloaded SD Card Displays apps you have downloaded onto your device. Displays apps you have downloaded onto your SD card. 1. From the Settings screen, touch More 1. From the Settings screen, touch More More More More More More More More More Application manager.
  • Page 222: Default Applications

    Default Applications Running Services View and control services running on your device. Set and manage your default applications. 1. From the Settings screen, touch More 1. From the Settings screen, touch More More More More More More More More More Application manager.
  • Page 223: Battery

    Battery Storage See how much battery power is used for device activities. From this menu you can view the memory allocation for the memory card and USB as well as mount or unmount the 1. From the Settings screen, touch More More More...
  • Page 224 Mounting an SD Card Formatting an SD Card When formatting an SD card you will want to backup your 1. Install an SD card. For more information, refer to music and photo files that are stored on the card because “Installing a MicroSD Card”...
  • Page 225: Date And Time

    Date and Time About Device To change the current time and date displayed: This menu contains legal information, system tutorial information, and other phone information such as the model From the Settings screen, touch More More More More More number, firmware version, baseband version, kernal version, Date and time.
  • Page 226: Software Update

    Software Update • Device name: Enter the name for your device. The default is the model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I537. The AT&T Software Update feature enables you to use your • Model number: Phone’s model number. phone to connect to the network and upload any new phone software directly to your phone.
  • Page 227: Section 10: Samsung Product Registration

    Section 10: Samsung Product Registration Samsung Product Registration 219...
  • Page 228: Index

    Index using contacts list 55 AT&T FamilyMap 124 Address Book Options 58 AT&T Mobile Locate 125 Abc Mode 47 Air Gesture AT&T Navigator 125 About Device 217 activate 27 AT&T Smart Wi-Fi 114 Accounts 202 Quick Glance 27 Auto Rotate Screen 177 Add Accounts 202 Air gesture 198 Address Book 52...
  • Page 229 searching for a number in Address Contacts 52 Book 80 speed dials 65 Calculator 126 using the speakerphone 79 updating 55 Calendar 127 viewing all calls 73 Creating a Playlist 144 Call Functions 67 viewing missed calls 73 3-Way Calling (Multi-Party Call Rejection 182 Calling) 78 Dialing Options 71...
  • Page 230 refreshing your accounts 94 Google Maps 140 switching between email Google Now 135 Gallery 107 134 accounts 93 Google Settings 136 viewing photos 108 Emergency Alerts (CMAS) 90 Google Voice Typing 49 viewing videos 108 Emergency Calls Google Voice Typing Settings 196 Gestures 198 making 69 Google+...
  • Page 231 Home Screen Mode 181 Language and Input creating and sending text Hotspot 167 170 keyboards and input messages 85 methods 193 deleting a message 89 select language 193 draft 86 Icons Linking Contacts 56 Gmail 96 descriptions 30 Location Services Settings 206 handwriting 49 indicator 30 Locations 206...
  • Page 232 Mobile Web 137 creating a playlist 144 entering text in the Mobile Web removing music 145 Palm Motion browser 138 settings 144 activate 28 using bookmarks 139 Mute 76 PC Connections 119 Mono My Files 146 Personal Localized Alerting Network audio setup 192 myAT&T 147 (PLAN) 90...
  • Page 233 Smart Switch 19 Privacy Settings configuring 48 Smart Wi-Fi 114 factory data reset 206 entering text 46 Snooze 130 Samsung Link 157 Software Update 218 settings 158 Sound Settings 179 QWERTY Keyboard 46 sharing media 159 Spam Scientific Calculator 127...
  • Page 234 SWYPE Features of Your Phone 19 Widgets 34 entering text using 50 front view 20 Wi-Fi 110 Swype side views 20 Wi-Fi Direct 113 166 keyboard settings 196 Uninstall Applications 122 Wi-Fi Settings 166 settings 51 Unlocking 17 World Clock Symbol/Numeric Mode 48 Unmute 76 deleting an entry 131...

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