Samsung Galaxy A14 User Manual
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  • Page 1 USER MANUAL SM-A415F/DSN English. 03/2022. Rev.1.0
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Read me first Samsung Kids Device overheating situations and Samsung Health solutions Samsung Members Device layout and functions Samsung Global Goals Charging the battery Galaxy Shop SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card) Galaxy Wearable Memory card (microSD card) Calendar Turning the device on and off...
  • Page 3 107 Themes 134 Removing the battery 108 Home screen 108 Lock screen 109 Smart Lock 109 Always On Display 110 Biometrics and security 111 Samsung Pass 113 Secure Folder 116 Privacy 117 Location 117 Accounts and backup 118 Samsung Cloud...
  • Page 4 Basics...
  • Page 5: Basics

    Apps related to the content may not work properly depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in. • Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other than Samsung.
  • Page 6 Basics • Depending on the region or service provider, a screen protector is attached for protection during production and distribution. Damage to the attached screen protector is not covered by the warranty. • You can see the touchscreen clearly even in strong outdoor sunlight by automatically adjusting the contrast range based on the surrounding environment.
  • Page 7: Device Overheating Situations And Solutions

    • If the lower part of the device overheats, it could be because the connected USB cable is damaged. Replace the damaged USB cable with a new Samsung-approved one.
  • Page 8 • Delete unnecessary files or unused apps. • Decrease the screen brightness. • 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.
  • Page 9 Basics Precautions for device overheating If you begin to feel uncomfortable due to the device overheating, stop using the device. When the device heats up, the features and performance may be limited or the device may turn off to cool down. The feature is only available on supported models. •...
  • Page 10: Device Layout And Functions

    • Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make sure they are compatible with the device before purchase. • Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
  • Page 11 Basics Device layout Front camera Proximity/Light sensor SIM card / Memory card tray Volume key Side key Touchscreen Fingerprint recognition sensor Multipurpose jack (USB Type-C) Microphone Flash GPS antenna Rear camera Main antenna NFC antenna Main antenna Speaker Earphone jack Microphone...
  • Page 12 • If you use the device with its glass or acrylic body broken, there may be a risk of injury. Use the device only after it has been repaired at a Samsung Service Centre. • If dust or foreign materials enter the microphone, speaker, or receiver, the device’s sound may become quiet or certain features may not work.
  • Page 13 Basics Hard keys Function • Press and hold to turn the device on or off. • Press to turn on or lock the screen. Side key • Press twice to launch the app or feature you set. • Press simultaneously to capture a screenshot. Side key + Volume Down key •...
  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended periods. Use only Samsung-approved battery, charger, and cable specifically designed for your device. Incompatible battery, charger, and cable can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
  • Page 15 Basics Quick charging Launch the Settings app, tap Battery and device care → Battery → More battery settings, and then activate the feature you want. • Fast charging: To use the fast charging feature, use a battery charger that supports Adaptive fast charging.
  • Page 16: Sim Or Usim Card (Nano-Sim Card)

    • If you charge the device while the multipurpose jack is wet, the device may be damaged. Thoroughly dry the multipurpose jack before charging the device. • If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre.
  • Page 17 Insert the tray back into the tray slot. • Use only a nano-SIM card. • 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.
  • Page 18: Memory Card (Microsd Card)

    To view your device’s maximum memory card capacity, refer to the Samsung website. Insert the ejection pin into the hole next to the tray to loosen the tray.
  • Page 19 Doing so can cause data to be corrupted or lost or cause damage to the external storage or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses, including loss of data, resulting from the misuse of external storage devices.
  • Page 20: Turning The Device On And Off

    Basics Turning the device on and off Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals. Volume Down key Side key Turning the device on Press and hold the Side key for a few seconds to turn on the device.
  • Page 21: Initial Setup

    Basics Forcing restart If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Side key and the Volume Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it. Emergency mode You can switch the device to emergency mode to reduce battery consumption. Some apps and functions will be restricted.
  • Page 22: Fingerprint Recognition

    If your pattern, PIN, or password is forgotten, you will not be able to use the device if you do not reset it. Samsung is not responsible for any data loss or inconvenience caused by forgotten unlock codes.
  • Page 23 Basics • Ensure that the fingerprint recognition sensor area at the bottom centre of the screen and your fingers are clean and dry. • If you bend your finger or use a fingertip, the device may not recognise your fingerprints. Press the screen so that your fingertip spreads over the wide surface of the fingerprint recognition area.
  • Page 24: Face Recognition

    Basics Changing the fingerprint recognition icon setting Set the device to show or hide the fingerprint recognition icon when you tap the screen while the screen is turned off. Launch the Settings app and tap Biometrics and security → Fingerprints. Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
  • Page 25 Basics For better face recognition Consider the following when using face recognition: • Consider the conditions when registering, such as wearing glasses, hats, masks, beards, or heavy makeup • Ensure that you are in a well-lit area and that the camera lens is clean when registering •...
  • Page 26: Camera

    Basics Deleting the registered face data You can delete face data that you have registered. Launch the Settings app and tap Biometrics and security → Face recognition. Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method. Tap Remove face data → Remove. Once the registered face is deleted, all the related features will also be deactivated.
  • Page 27 Basics to take a photo. To change the shooting mode, drag the shooting modes list to the left or right, or swipe to the left or right on the preview screen. Camera settings Options for current shooting mode Zoom Shooting modes list Preview thumbnail Switch between the front and rear Take a photo.
  • Page 28 Basics Using zoom features Select .5/1 or drag it to the left or right to zoom in or out. Alternatively, spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out. • .5: The Ultra wide camera lets you take wide-angle photos or record wide-angle videos of things like landscapes.
  • Page 29 Basics • : Select a metering method. This determines how light values are calculated. Centre-weighted metering uses the light in the centre portion of the shot to calculate Spot metering uses the light in a concentrated centre area the exposure of the shot. of the shot to calculate the exposure of the shot.
  • Page 30 Basics Applying filter and beauty effects You can select a filter effect and modify facial features, such as your skin tone or face shape, before taking a photo. On the preview screen, tap Select effects and take a photo. Locking the focus (AF) and exposure (AE) You can lock the focus or exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from automatically adjusting based on changes to the subjects or light sources.
  • Page 31 Basics Portrait mode The camera allows you to take photos where the background is blurred and the subject stands out clearly. On the shooting modes list, tap PORTRAIT. Drag the background blur adjustment bar to adjust the blur level. When Ready appears on the preview screen, tap to take a photo.
  • Page 32 Basics Pro mode Capture photos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as exposure value and ISO value. On the shooting modes list, tap MORE → PRO. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap to take a photo. Available options •...
  • Page 33 Basics Panorama mode Using panorama mode, take a series of photos and then stitch them together to create a wide scene. On the shooting modes list, tap MORE → PANORAMA. and move the device slowly in one direction. Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder. If the preview image is out of the guide frame or you do not move the device, the device will automatically stop taking photos.
  • Page 34 Basics Customising camera settings On the preview screen, tap . Some options may not be available depending on the shooting mode. Intelligent features • Scene optimiser: Set the device to adjust the colour settings and apply the optimised effect automatically depending on the subject or scene. •...
  • Page 35 Basics General • Auto HDR: Take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas. • Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects. • Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo. •...
  • Page 36: Introduction

    Apps and features Introduction Use apps and various features of the device. This chapter is a common manual for apps and features provided by Samsung devices. Depending on the model, some content may differ, or descriptions of apps or features...
  • Page 37: Samsung Account

    Finding your ID and resetting your password If you forget your Samsung account ID or password, tap Find ID or Forgot password? on the Samsung account sign-in screen. You can find your ID or reset your password after you enter the required information.
  • Page 38: Understanding The Screen

    Apps and features Understanding the screen Controlling the touchscreen Tapping Tapping and holding Tap the screen. Tap and hold the screen for approximately 2 seconds. Dragging Double-tapping Tap and hold an Double-tap the item and drag screen. it to the target position.
  • Page 39 Apps and features Navigation bar (soft buttons) When you turn on the screen, the soft buttons will appear on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. The soft buttons are set to the Recents button, Home button, and Back button by default.
  • Page 40 Apps and features Home screen and Apps screen The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more. The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps. Switching between Home and Apps screens On the Home screen, swipe upwards to open the Apps screen.
  • Page 41 Apps and features Editing the Home screen On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access the editing options. You can set the wallpaper, add widgets, and more. You can also add, delete, or rearrange Home screen panels.
  • Page 42 Apps and features Launching Finder Search for content on the device quickly. On the Apps screen, tap Search. Alternatively, open the notification panel, swipe downwards, and then tap Enter a keyword. Apps and content on your device will be searched. If you tap on the keyboard, you can search for more content.
  • Page 43 Apps and features • Moving apps from a folder Tap and hold an app to drag it to a new location. • Deleting a folder Tap and hold a folder, and then tap Delete folder. Only the folder will be deleted. The folder’s apps will be relocated to the Apps screen.
  • Page 44 Apps and features Lock screen Pressing the Side key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period. To unlock the screen, swipe in any direction when the screen turns on. If the screen is off, press the Side key to turn on the screen.
  • Page 45 Apps and features Icon Meaning LTE network connected 5G network connected LTE network connected in LTE network that includes the 5G network Wi-Fi connected Bluetooth feature activated Location services being used Call in progress Missed call New text or multimedia message Alarm activated Mute mode / Vibration mode Flight mode activated...
  • Page 46: Notification Panel

    Apps and features Notification panel When you receive new notifications, indicator icons appear on the status bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notification panel and view the details. To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notification panel, swipe upwards on the screen.
  • Page 47 Apps and features To change feature settings, tap the text under each button. To view more detailed settings, tap and hold a button. To rearrange buttons, tap → Edit buttons, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to another location.
  • Page 48: Entering Text

    Apps and features Entering text Keyboard layout A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text. Additional keyboard functions View more keyboard functions. Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap it Delete a preceding character. twice. Enter symbols. Break to the next line. Enter a space.
  • Page 49 Apps and features Copying and pasting Tap and hold over text. Drag to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text. Tap Copy or Cut. The selected text is copied to the clipboard. Tap and hold where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste. To paste text that you have previously copied, tap Clipboard and select the text.
  • Page 50: Installing Or Uninstalling Apps

    Apps and features Installing or uninstalling apps Galaxy Store Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung Galaxy devices. Launch the Galaxy Store app. Browse apps by category or tap to search for a keyword.
  • Page 51 Apps and features Setting app permissions For some apps to operate properly, they may need permission to access or use information on your device. To view your app permission settings, launch the Settings app and tap Apps. Select an app and tap Permissions.
  • Page 52: Phone

    Apps and features Phone Introduction Make or answer voice and video calls. If the area around the upper microphone is covered, unwanted noises may incur during a call. Remove accessories, such as a screen protector or stickers, around the upper microphone area.
  • Page 53 Apps and features Using speed dial To set a number to speed dial, launch the Phone app, tap Keypad or Contacts → → Speed dial numbers, select a speed dial number, and then add a phone number. 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.
  • Page 54 Apps and features Blocking phone numbers Block calls from specific numbers added to your block list. Launch the Phone app and tap → Settings → Block numbers. Tap Recents or Contacts, select contacts or phone numbers, and then tap Done. To manually enter a number, tap Add phone number, enter a phone number, and then When blocked numbers try to contact you, you will not receive notifications.
  • Page 55: Contacts

    Syncing contacts with your web accounts Sync your device contacts with online contacts saved in your web accounts, such as your Samsung account. Launch the Settings app, tap Accounts and backup → Manage accounts and select the account to sync with.
  • Page 56 Apps and features Searching for contacts Launch the Contacts app. Tap at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria. Tap the contact. Then take one of the following actions: • : Make a voice call. • : Make a video call. •...
  • Page 57: Messages

    Apps and features Messages Introduction Send and view messages by conversation. You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are roaming. Sending messages Launch the Messages app and tap Add recipients and enter a message. To record and send a voice message, tap and hold , say your message, and then release your finger.
  • Page 58 Apps and features Viewing messages Launch the Messages app and tap Conversations. On the messages list, select a contact or a phone number. • To reply to the message, tap the message input field, enter a message, and then tap •...
  • Page 59: Internet

    Apps and features Internet Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to access them conveniently. Launch the Internet app. Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go. To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen. To switch between tabs quickly, swipe to the left or right on the address field.
  • Page 60: Multi Window

    Apps and features Multi window Introduction Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in the split screen view. You can also run multiple apps at the same time in the pop-up view. Split screen view Pop-up view Some apps may not support this feature.
  • Page 61 Apps and features Launching apps from the Edge panel While using an app, drag the Edge panel handle towards the centre of the screen. Tap and hold an app, drag it to the left, and then drop it where Drop here to open appears.
  • Page 62 Apps and features Pop-up view Tap the Recents button to open the list of recently used apps. Swipe to the left or right, tap an app’s icon, and then tap Open in pop-up view. The app screen will appear in the pop-up view. If you tap the Home button while using a pop-up window, the window will be minimised and displayed as an app icon.
  • Page 63: Bixby Vision

    • This feature may not be available or you may not get correct search results depending on the image size, format, or resolution. • Samsung is not responsible for the product information provided by Bixby Vision. Launching Bixby Vision Launch Bixby Vision using one of these methods.
  • Page 64: Samsung Pay

    You can view more information, such as cards that support this feature at • To make payments with Samsung Pay, the device may be required a connection to a Wi-Fi or mobile network depending on the region. • This feature may not be available depending on the service provider or model.
  • Page 65 Making payments Tap and hold a card image at the bottom of the screen and drag it upwards. Alternatively, launch the Samsung Pay app. Then, on the cards list, swipe to the left or right and select a card to use.
  • Page 66: Samsung Notes

    Create notes by entering text from the keyboard or by handwriting or drawing on the screen. You can also insert images or voice recordings into your notes. Creating notes Launch the Samsung Notes app, tap , and then create a note. You can change the input method by tapping Insert files.
  • Page 67: Samsung Kids

    You can configure the settings for Samsung Kids and view the usage history. On the Samsung Kids screen, tap → Parental controls and enter your unlock code. Closing Samsung Kids To close Samsung Kids, tap the Back button or tap → Close Samsung Kids, and then enter your unlock code.
  • Page 68: Samsung Health

    Launch the Samsung Health app. When running this app for the first time or restarting it after performing a data reset, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. To edit items on the Samsung Health home screen, tap Manage items at the bottom of the home cards list.
  • Page 69: Samsung Members

    You can also share information with others in the Galaxy users’ community or view the latest news and tips. Samsung Members can help you solve any problems you might encounter while using your device.
  • Page 70: Galaxy Wearable

    Apps and features Galaxy Wearable Galaxy Wearable is an app that allows you to manage your wearable devices. When you connect your device to the wearable device, you can customise the wearable device’s settings and apps. Launch the Galaxy Wearable app. Tap Start to connect your device to the wearable device.
  • Page 71: Reminder

    Apps and features Reminder Register to-do items as reminders and receive notifications according to the condition you set. • To receive more accurate notifications, connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile network. • To use location reminders, the GPS feature must be activated. Location reminders may not be available depending on the model.
  • Page 72: My Files

    Apps and features My Files Access and manage various files stored in the device. Launch the My Files app. To check for unnecessary data and free up the device’s storage, tap Analyse storage. To search for files or folders, tap Clock Set alarms, check the current time in many cities around the world, time an event, or set a specific duration.
  • Page 73: Smartthings

    • The devices you can connect may vary depending on the region. Available features may differ depending on the connected device. • Connected devices’ own errors or defects are not covered by the Samsung warranty. When errors or defects occur on the connected devices, contact the device’s manufacturer.
  • Page 74: Music Share

    Apps and features Music Share Introduction The Music Share feature allows you to share your Bluetooth speaker that is already connected to your device with another person. You can also listen to the same music on your Galaxy Buds and another person’s Galaxy Buds. This feature is available only on devices that support the Music Share feature.
  • Page 75 Apps and features Listening to music together with Galaxy Buds You can listen to music on your smartphone together through your Buds and your friend’s Buds. This feature is supported only on the Galaxy Buds series. Make sure that each smartphone and pair of Buds are connected. Refer to Pairing with other Bluetooth devices for how to connect.
  • Page 76: Link To Windows

    Apps and features Link to Windows You can connect your device to a Windows PC to instantly access your device’s data, such as pictures or messages, on the computer. When calls or messages come in, you can receive them on the computer. •...
  • Page 77: Google Apps

    Apps and features Google apps Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google account to access some apps. To view more app information, access each app’s help menu. • Chrome: Search for information and browse webpages. •...
  • Page 78: Gallery

    Apps and features Gallery Introduction View images and videos stored in your device. You can also manage images and videos by album or create stories. Using Gallery Launch the Gallery app. More options Search for images. Group similar images. Grouping similar images Launch the Gallery app and tap to group similar images and display only the best shots as a preview of the images.
  • Page 79 Apps and features Viewing images Launch the Gallery app and select an image. To view other files, swipe to the left or right on the screen. Bixby Vision View the content on a large screen using the Smart View feature. Image and video thumbnail Add the image to favourites.
  • Page 80 Apps and features Viewing videos Launch the Gallery app and select a video to play. To view other files, swipe to the left or right on the screen. To use more options during playback, tap → Open in Video player. View the content on a Configure the caption large screen using the...
  • Page 81 You can view images and videos saved in the cloud in your Gallery app and from other devices. When you connect your Samsung account and Microsoft account, you can set the cloud storage as Microsoft OneDrive.
  • Page 82: Ar Zone

    Apps and features AR Zone Introduction AR Zone provides you AR related features. Choose a feature and capture fun pictures or videos. Launching AR Zone Use the following methods to launch AR Zone: • Launch the AR Zone app. • Launch the Camera app and tap MORE → AR ZONE. Some features may not be available depending on the service provider or model.
  • Page 83 Apps and features Follow the on-screen instructions to create an emoji. More options My emojis list Edit the emoji. Selecting an AR emoji to use Launch the AR Zone app, tap AR Emoji Studio → , and then select an emoji you want. Deleting AR emojis Launch the AR Zone app, tap AR Emoji Studio →...
  • Page 84 Apps and features Creating your contact profile with an AR emoji Use an emoji as your profile picture for your Samsung account and in the Contacts app. Launch the AR Zone app and tap AR Emoji Studio. Tap Profile and select an emoji.
  • Page 85 You can use your emoji stickers during a conversation via messages or on a social network. The following actions are an example of using your emoji stickers in the Messages app. While composing a message in the Messages app, tap on the Samsung keyboard. Tap the emoji icon. Select one of your emoji stickers.
  • Page 86 Apps and features and write or draw in the recognition area. • If you switch to the rear camera, you can also write or draw outside the recognition area. • If you tap and then begin to doodle, you can record yourself doodling. Delete doodle.
  • Page 87: Voice Recorder

    Apps and features Voice Recorder Record or play voice recordings. Launch the Voice Recorder app. to start recording. Speak into the microphone. • Tap to pause recording. • While making a voice recording, tap BOOKMARK to insert a bookmark. to finish recording. Enter a file name and tap Save.
  • Page 88: Game Launcher

    Apps and features Game Launcher Game Launcher gathers your games downloaded from Play Store and Galaxy Store into one place for easy access. You can set the device to game mode to play games more easily. Launch the Game Launcher app and select the game you want. •...
  • Page 89: Game Booster

    Apps and features Game Booster Game Booster lets you play games in a better environment. You can use Game Booster while playing games. To open the Game Booster panel while playing games, tap on the navigation bar. If the navigation bar is hidden, drag upwards from the bottom of the screen to show it. If you have set the navigation bar to use Swipe gestures, open the notification panel and tap Tap to open Game Booster.
  • Page 90: Sharing Content

    Select an option. • No one: Do not allow others to find your device. • Contacts only: Only allow Samsung users in your contacts to share with your device. • Anyone nearby: Allow any nearby devices to share with your device.
  • Page 91: Screen Capture

    Apps and features Screen capture Capture a screenshot while using the device and write on, draw on, crop, or share the captured screen. You can capture the current screen and scrollable area. How to capture a screenshot Use the following methods to capture a screenshot. You can view the captured screenshots in Gallery.
  • Page 92: Transferring Data From Your Previous Device (Smart Switch)

    • This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers. • Limitations apply. Visit for details. Samsung takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to transfer. Transferring data wirelessly Transfer data from your previous device to your device wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Page 93 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 device’s USB cable.
  • Page 94: Introduction

    Customise device settings. Launch the Settings app. To search for settings by entering keywords, tap This chapter is a common manual for settings and features provided by Samsung devices. Depending on the model, some content may differ, or descriptions of options or...
  • Page 95: Samsung Account

    Settings Samsung account Sign in to your Samsung account and manage it. On the Settings screen, tap Samsung account. Connections Options Change settings for various connections, such as the Wi-Fi feature and Bluetooth. On the Settings screen, tap Connections. • Wi-Fi: Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other network devices.
  • Page 96: Wi-Fi

    Settings • SIM card manager: Activate your SIM or USIM cards and customise the SIM card settings. Refer to SIM card manager for more information. • Mobile Hotspot and Tethering: Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices.
  • Page 97 Settings Sharing Wi-Fi network passwords If you make a request to a person who is connected to a secured Wi-Fi network to share its password, you can connect to the network without entering the password. This feature is available between the devices which have contacts each other and the screen of the other device must be turned on.
  • Page 98: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Use Bluetooth to exchange data or media files with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. • Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or received via Bluetooth. • Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted and properly secured.
  • Page 99: Nfc And Contactless Payments (Nfc-Enabled Models)

    Settings NFC and contactless payments (NFC-enabled models) Your device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain information about products. You can also use this feature to make payments and buy tickets for transportation or events after downloading the required apps. The device contains a built-in NFC antenna.
  • Page 100: Data Saver

    Settings To set the default payment app, open the Settings screen and tap Connections → NFC and contactless payments → Contactless payments → Payment, and then select an app. The payment services list may not include all available payment apps. Data saver Reduce your data usage by preventing some apps running in the background from sending or receiving data.
  • Page 101: Mobile Hotspot

    GHz, tap Advanced, and then tap the Hidden network switch to deactivate it. • If you activate the Auto Hotspot feature, you can share your device’s mobile data connection with other devices signed in to your Samsung account. More connection settings Customise settings to control other connection features.
  • Page 102 Settings Printing Configure settings for printer plug-ins installed on the device. You can connect the device to a printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents. Some printers may not be compatible with the device. Adding printer plug-ins Add printer plug-ins for printers you want to connect the device to.
  • Page 103: Sounds And Vibration

    Settings Sounds and vibration Options Change settings for various sounds on the device. On the Settings screen, tap Sounds and vibration. • Sound mode: Set the device to use sound mode, vibration mode, or silent mode. • Vibrate while ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls. •...
  • Page 104: Separate App Sound

    Settings • Dolby Atmos for gaming: Experience the Dolby Atmos sound optimised for games while playing games. • Equaliser: Select an option for a specific music genre and enjoy optimised sound. • Adapt sound: Set the best sound for you. Depending on the model, you must connect an earphone to use some features.
  • Page 105: Display

    Settings Display Options Change the display and the Home screen settings. On the Settings screen, tap Display. • Light / Dark: Activate or deactivate dark mode. • Dark mode settings: Reduce eye strain by applying the dark theme when using the device at night or in a dark place.
  • Page 106: Changing The Screen Mode Or Adjusting The Display Colour

    Settings • Navigation bar: Change the navigation bar settings. Refer to Navigation bar (soft buttons) for more information. • Accidental touch protection: Set the device to prevent the screen from detecting touch input when it is in a dark place, such as a pocket or bag. •...
  • Page 107: Wallpaper And Style

    Settings Optimising the full screen colour balance Optimise the display colour by adjusting the colour tones to your preference. On the Settings screen, tap Display → Screen mode → Vivid and adjust the colour adjustment bar under White balance. When you drag the colour adjustment bar towards Cool, the blue colour tone will increase. When you drag the bar towards Warm, the red colour tone will increase.
  • Page 108: Home Screen

    Settings Home screen Configure settings for the Home screen, such as the screen layout. On the Settings screen, tap Home screen. Lock screen Options Change the settings for the locked screen. On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen. • Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method. •...
  • Page 109: Smart Lock

    Settings Smart Lock You can set the device to unlock itself and remain unlocked when trusted locations or devices are detected. For example, if you have set your home as a trusted location, when you get home your device will detect the location and automatically unlock itself. On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen →...
  • Page 110: Biometrics And Security

    • Find My Mobile: Activate or deactivate the Find My Mobile feature. Access the Find My Mobile website ( to track and control your lost or stolen device. • Samsung Pass: Verify your identity easily and securely via your biometric data. Refer to Samsung Pass for more information.
  • Page 111: Samsung Pass

    Using Samsung Pass to sign in to websites You can use Samsung Pass to easily sign in to websites that support ID and password autofill. On the sign-in page of the website, enter your ID and password, and then tap the website’s sign-in button.
  • Page 112 Settings Managing sign-in information View the list of websites and apps you have set to use Samsung Pass and manage your sign-in information. On the Samsung Pass main screen, tap Apps or Websites and select a website or app from the list.
  • Page 113: Secure Folder

    You can delete your biometric data, sign-in information, and app data registered to Samsung Pass. On the Samsung Pass main screen, tap → Settings → See all devices using Samsung Pass → → Leave Samsung Pass. • Your Samsung account will remain active.
  • Page 114 • When you launch the Secure Folder app, you must unlock the app using your preset lock method. • If you forget your Secure Folder unlock code, you can reset it using your Samsung account. Tap the button at the bottom of the locked screen, and enter your Samsung account password.
  • Page 115 Tap and hold an app to delete, and tap Uninstall. Adding accounts Add your Samsung and Google accounts, or other accounts, to sync with the apps in Secure Folder. Launch the Secure Folder app and tap → Settings → Manage accounts → Add account.
  • Page 116: Privacy

    You can also edit the permission settings. • Controls and alerts: Configure settings for app access. • Samsung: Manage personal data related to your Samsung account and change the settings for Customisation Service. • Google: Configure advanced settings for privacy.
  • Page 117: Location

    Accounts and backup Options Sync, back up, or restore your device’s data using Samsung Cloud. You can also sign in to accounts, such as your Samsung account or Google account, or transfer data to or from other devices via Smart Switch.
  • Page 118: Samsung Cloud

    Settings screen, tap Accounts and backup and tap Back up data under Samsung Cloud. • To view the backup data for other devices in your Samsung Cloud, on the Settings screen, tap Accounts and backup → Restore data, and then select a device you want.
  • Page 119: Advanced Features

    • Call & text on other devices: Use your device’s calling and messaging features on other devices signed in to your Samsung account. • Continue apps on other devices: Use your device’s apps on other devices signed in to your Samsung account.
  • Page 120: Motions And Gestures

    Settings Motions and gestures Activate the motion feature and configure settings. On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features → Motions and gestures. • Lift to wake: Set the device to turn on the screen when you pick it up. • Double tap to turn on screen: Set the device to turn on the screen by double-tapping anywhere on the screen while the screen is turned off.
  • Page 121: Dual Messenger

    Settings Dual Messenger Install the second app and use two separate accounts for the same messenger app. On the Settings screen, tap Advanced features → Dual Messenger. Supported apps will appear. Tap the switch of an app to install the second app. The second app will be installed.
  • Page 122: Digital Wellbeing And Parental Controls

    Settings Digital Wellbeing and parental controls View the history of your device usage and use features to prevent your device from interfering with your life. You can also set up parental controls for your children and manage their digital use. On the Settings screen, tap Digital Wellbeing and parental controls.
  • Page 123: Battery

    The available capacity may change when you update the device. • You can view the available capacity of the internal memory in the Specification section for your device on the Samsung website.
  • Page 124: Memory

    Settings Memory On the Settings screen, tap Battery and device care → Memory. To speed up your device by stopping apps running in the background, tick apps from the apps list, and tap Clean now. Device protection Check the device’s security status. This feature scans your device for malware. On the Settings screen, tap Battery and device care →...
  • Page 125: General Management

    If the battery remains fully discharged, the time and date is reset. • Samsung Keyboard settings: Change the settings for the Samsung keyboard. • Keyboard list and default: Select a keyboard to use by default and change the keyboard settings.
  • Page 126: Accessibility

    Settings Accessibility Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the device. On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility. • Recommended for you: Check the accessibility features you are currently using and see other recommended features. • TalkBack: Activate TalkBack, which provides voice feedback. To view help information to learn how to use this feature, tap Settings →...
  • Page 127: About Phone

    Settings About phone Access your device’s information. On the Settings screen, tap About phone. To change your device’s name, tap Edit. • Status information: View various device information, such as the SIM card status, Wi-Fi MAC address, and serial number. •...
  • Page 128: Appendix

  • Page 129: Troubleshooting

    Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some situations may not apply to your device. You can also use Samsung Members to solve any problems you might encounter while using 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: •...
  • Page 130 • If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre. Your device freezes or encounters a fatal error Try the following solutions. If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service Centre. Restarting the device If your device freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or turn off the device and turn it on again.
  • Page 131 • Ensure that the charger is connected properly. • Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced. The battery depletes faster than when first purchased • When you expose the device or the battery to very cold or very hot temperatures, the useful charge may be reduced.
  • Page 132 • Free some memory by transferring files to a computer or deleting files from your device. • Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these tips, contact a Samsung Service Centre. Photo quality is poorer than the preview •...
  • Page 133 → Reset settings → Reset to reset network settings. You may lose registered information when performing the reset. If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre. The screen brightness adjustment bar does not appear on the...
  • Page 134: Removing The Battery

    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.
  • Page 135 No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in any information storage and retrieval system. Trademarks • SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. ® • Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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