Samsung Galaxy A53 5G - Smartphone Quick Start Manual

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G - Smartphone Quick Start Manual

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G - Smartphone Quick Start Manual


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Phone setup

Inserting a SIM card

  1. SIM tool Use the SIM tool to open the SIM tray.
  2. SIM card Insert the SIM card in the tray.

Charge your device

Before turning on your device, charge it fully.

User manual

To view the User Manual on the device, tap Settings > Tips and help .

Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables. Damage caused by use of accessories not approved by Samsung is not covered by warranty.
microSD™ card sold separately.
Use the SIM card provided by the carrier.

Smart Switch

A sure and secure way to move your data to your Galaxy.

Whether you're coming from an iOS or Android platform, you can easily transfer your data with Smart Switch.

From your new Galaxy device swipe up and tap Settings > Accounts and backup > Bring data from old device and follow the prompts.

Smart Switch

Scan the QR code using your old device for more information on how to switch.

Touch screen

  • From the home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
  • Tap Recent to view recently viewed apps.
  • Tap Back to return to the previous screen.
  • Tap Home at any time to return to the main Home screen.
    • Press and hold to launch Google Assistant.

Notification panel

Notification panel
Swipe down from the top of the display to get quick access to alerts including new messages, emails, and software updates.


Touch and hold a blank space on a home screen to personalize:

  • Wallpaper and style: Change the look of the home and lock screens with a variety of wallpapers and styles.
  • Themes: Change the look for system screens and icons.
  • Widgets: Quickly drag a widget to an empty space on a home screen for quick access to applications.
    • To move a widget, hold and drag it to a new location.
    • To delete a widget, touch and hold it, and then tap Remove.
  • Settings: Customize the look of the home screen.
    • To add a home screen, scroll to the right (a screen is displayed with a plus sign) and tap .
    • To delete a home screen, touch and hold the screen, and then tap .
    • From the app panel, to add an app to the Home screen, press and hold the app and then tap Add to Home.

Calls and voicemail

Calls and voicemail

HD Voice capable
Enjoy crystal clear conversations with HD Voice!

Make a call

  1. From the home screen, tap Phone .
  2. Select an option to place a call:
  • Keypad: Manually enter telephone number.
  • Recents: Return or retry a previous call.
  • Contacts: Call from your address book.

Call waiting
To answer a new call while you have a call in progress:

  • Touch and slide in any direction.

Check voicemail

  1. From the home screen, tap Phone .
  2. Press and hold Voicemail .

To experience Cricket HD Voice, both callers must have a compatible HD Voice capable smartphone and make the call over Cricket's LTE Network or a compatible network. Cricket's LTE coverage is not equivalent to its overall network coverage. HD Voice calls made on a compatible device and on the LTE network may not experience an HD Voice connection at times of network congestion. Other carriers' networks may interoperate with Cricket's LTE network to support an HD Voice call.



Send a message

  1. From the home screen, tap Messages > New conversation .
  2. Enter a phone number or contact name in the Recipient field.
  3. Tap Text message and enter your text or touch and hold to record an audio message.
  • Tap to add an image from the Gallery, capture an image or record a video.
  • Tap to add an emoji, access your location, share a contact or attach a file.
  1. Tap to send the message.

Please don't text and drive.



Email setup

  1. From the home screen, swipe up for Apps, and then tap the Google folder > Gmail .
  2. Tap GOT IT > Add an email address and follow the prompts to setup.

Create and send an email message

  1. From the home screen, swipe up for Apps, and then tap the Google folder > Gmail .
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture to switch between accounts.
  3. Tap Compose and enter your message.
  4. Tap to add attachments.
  5. Tap to send message.

Note: To set up your corporate email, contact your IT administrator.

Useful apps

These services make using Cricket even better and easier!

myCricket: Access billing, make a quick payment, view usage and access support from the palm of your hand.

Visual Voicemail: Quickly view, access and play back your voicemail messages, easily save important numbers to your Favorites lists and respond to messages by calling back or texting.

theSCOOP: Get news, local weather, sports scores, entertainment and more right to your phone.

Samsung Members: Get expert support, community connections, insider tips & exclusive perks.

Camera & video

Camera & video

Take a picture

From the home screen, tap Camera . .

  • Tap to take a photo.
  • Pinch to zoom in or out.
  • Tap or swipe up to take selfies.
  • Swipe right or left to select a shooting mode.

Record a video

From the home screen, tap Camera , then swipe left for VIDEO.

  • Tap to start recording.
  • Tap or swipe up to record selfies.
  • Tap to capture a picture while recording.
  • Tap to pause recording.
  • Tap to end recording.

Share a Picture or Video

  1. After taking a picture, tap the Image viewer at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select the photo or video you want to share, and then tap Share .
  3. Select the desired option to share your photo or video and follow the prompts.

Note: Press the Side key twice to quickly launch the camera app.

More information

On the web

Detailed support information, including device specifications and full user manual, are available at

On the phone

  • Call Customer Care at 1-855-246-2461 or
  • Dial 611 from your phone


Cricket offers a full line of accessories.

Visit or your local Cricket retailer.

© 2022 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Samsung & Samsung
Galaxy are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Screen images simulated. Appearance of device may vary. Images shown are for reference only. If you use a screen protector, make sure it allows for use of touch-screen features.

© 2022 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC.

Documents / Resources


Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

Download Samsung Galaxy A53 5G - Smartphone Quick Start Manual


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