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Samsung Galaxy S Galaxy S Quick Start Manual

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  • Page 1 GT-I9000 quick start guide For more information, refer to the user manual at
  • Page 2: Using This Guide

    Using this guide Thank you for purchasing this Samsung mobile phone. This device will provide you with high quality mobile communication and entertainment based on Samsung’s exceptional technology and high standards. This guide has been specially designed to guide you through the functions and features of your device.
  • Page 3: Instructional Icons

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  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Assembling ... Unpack ... 8 Install the SIM or USIM card and battery ... 8 Charge the battery ... 10 Insert a memory card (optional) ... 12 Attach a hand strap (optional) ... 14 Getting started ... Turn your device on and off ... 15 Get to know your device ...
  • Page 7 Capturing photos and videos ... Viewing photos and videos ... Listening to music ... Connecting to the internet ... Downloading applications from Android Market ... Downloading files from the web ... Connecting to a PC ... Using Bluetooth ... Using Wi-Fi ... Safety precautions ...
  • Page 8: Assembling

    • Battery • Travel adapter (charger) • Quick start guide Use only Samsung-approved software. Pirated or illegal software may cause damage or malfunctions that are not covered by your manufacturer's warranty. Assembling • The items supplied with your device may vary...
  • Page 9 To install the SIM or USIM card and battery, If the device is on, press and hold [ off to turn it off. Remove the back cover. Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover. Insert the SIM or USIM card.
  • Page 10: Charge The Battery

    You can charge the device with the provided travel adapter or by connecting the device to a PC with a PC data cable. Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables. Unauthorised chargers or cables can cause batteries to explode or damage your device.
  • Page 11 • If your device is not charging properly, bring your device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre. When the battery is fully charged (the battery icon is no longer moving), unplug the travel adapter from the device and then from the power outlet.
  • Page 12: Insert A Memory Card (optional)

    32 GB (depending on memory card manufacturer and type). Samsung uses approved industry standards for memory cards, but some brands may not be fully compatible with your device. Using an incompatible memory card may damage your device or the memory card and can corrupt data stored on the card.
  • Page 13: Remove The Memory Card

    • When you insert a memory card in your device, the file directory of the memory card will appear in the /mnt/sdcard/external_sd folder under the internal memory (moviNAND Remove the back cover. Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing down.
  • Page 14: Attach A Hand Strap (optional)

    › Format the memory card Formatting your memory card on a PC may cause incompatibilities with your device. Format the memory card only on the device. In Idle mode, select Applications → and phone storage Unmount SD card → card Format SD card.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Turn your device on and off To turn on your device, press and hold [ ]. Your device will automatically connect to the cellular network. If you turn on your device for the first time, set up your device by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 16 Headset jack Rear camera lens Power key Internal antenna Getting started › Keys Multifunction jack Power Speaker Menu Back cover Home Back Volume Function Turn on the device (press and hold); Access the quick menus (press and hold); Lock the touch screen.
  • Page 17 › Indicator icons Icons shown on the display may vary depending on your region or service provider. Icon Definition No signal Signal strength GPRS network connected EDGE network connected UMTS network connected WLAN activated Bluetooth activated Bluetooth headset connected GPS activated Icon Definition Voice call in progress...
  • Page 18: Use The Touch Screen

    Icon Definition No SIM or USIM card New text or multimedia message New email message New voice mail message Alarm activated Event notification Roaming (outside of normal service area) Silent mode activated Flight mode activated Music playback in progress FM radio turned on in the background Error occurred or caution required Getting started Icon...
  • Page 19: Lock Or Unlock The Touch Screen And Keys

    • For optimal use of the touch screen, remove the screen protection film before using your device. • Your touch screen has a layer that detects small electrical charges emitted by the human body. For best performance, tap the touch screen with your fingertip.
  • Page 20: Get To Know The Idle Screen

    Get to know the idle screen When the device is in Idle mode, you will see the idle screen. From the idle screen, you can view your device’s status and access applications. The idle screen has 7 panels. Scroll left or right to a panel of the idle screen.
  • Page 21: Use The Shortcuts Panel

    Drag the item to the trash bin. When the item turns red, release the item. › Use the shortcuts panel In Idle mode or while using an application, tap the indicator icons area and drag your finger down to open the shortcuts panel.
  • Page 22: Access Applications

    When you are finished, press [ Access applications To access your device’s applications, In Idle mode, select Applications to access the application list. Scroll left or right to another application screen. You can also select a dot on the top of the screen to move to the corresponding main menu screen directly.
  • Page 23: Customise Your Device

    Drag the application icon to the location you want. You can move an application icon to another main menu screen. You can also move most-used applications next to Home. Save. Press [ → › Access recent applications Press and hold the Home key to open the list of applications you have accessed recently.
  • Page 24: Switch To The Silent Mode

    Select a wallpaper for the idle screen In Idle mode, press [ Phone Select an image. Save or Set wallpaper. Select Samsung is not responsible for any use of default images or wallpapers provided on your device. Some animations or All → Wallpaper an option.
  • Page 25: Adjust The Brightness Of The Display

    • If you forget your PIN or password, bring your device to a Samsung Service Centre to unlock it. Before bringing your device to a Samsung Service Centre, remember to make backup copies of all important data stored on your device.
  • Page 26 Draw a pattern by dragging your finger to connect at least 4 dots. Continue. Select Draw a pattern again to confirm. Confirm. Select Set an unlock PIN code In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings Location and security →...
  • Page 27: Activate The Mobile Tracker

    To use this feature, you need a Samsung account for controlling the device from the web remotely. In Idle mode, open the application list and select...
  • Page 28: Enter Text

    Change the keyboard type You can change the keyboard type. Tap and hold the text input field and select Input method (Swype or Samsung keypad). › Enter text using the Swype keyboard Select the first character of a word and drag your finger to the second character without releasing the finger from the screen.
  • Page 29: Enter Text Using The Samsung Keypad

    Number mode. Delete characters. Start a new line. Insert a space. › Enter text using the Samsung keypad Select input method. You can select one of key input methods (QWERTY or traditional keypad) or handwriting input methods. Enter text by selecting alphanumeric keys or writing on the screen.
  • Page 30 Switch between Number/Symbol mode and ABC mode. Enter text by voice; This icon is available only when you activate the voice input feature for the Samsung keypad. Clear your input. Start a new line. Access the keypad settings; Change the text input method (tap and hold).
  • Page 31: Calling

    Calling Learn to make or answer a call or access logs. For more information, see the "Calling" section of the user manual. › Make a call In Idle mode, open the application list and select Phone Keypad, and enter an area code and a →...
  • Page 32: Creating And Finding Contacts

    Creating and finding contacts Learn to create and find a contact in memory. For more information, see the "Contacts" section of the user manual. › Create a contact In Idle mode, open the application list and select Contacts. Select Select a memory location. Enter contact information.
  • Page 33: Messaging

    Once you find a contact, you can: • make a voice call by selecting the phone number. • make a video call by selecting • send a message by selecting • edit the contact information by pressing [ Edit. Messaging Learn to send and view text, multimedia, or email messages.
  • Page 34: Send An Email Message

    Select the check boxes next to contacts and select Add. When you enter an email address, the device will convert the message as a multimedia message. Type to compose and enter your message text. Select To insert emoticons, press [ Attach Press [ an option and add an item.
  • Page 35: Listen To Voice Mail Messages

    › View a text or multimedia message In Idle mode, open the application list and select Messaging. Your messages are grouped into message threads by contact, like a messenger. Select a contact. Select a text or multimedia message from the message thread.
  • Page 36: Capturing Photos And Videos

    Capturing photos and videos Learn to capture a photo or video while on the move. For more information, see the "Camera" section of the user manual. › Capture a photo In Idle mode, open the application list and select Camera. Rotate the device anti-clockwise to landscape view.
  • Page 37: Record A Video

    Number Function Switch between the front and rear camera lens. Change the shooting mode. Change the scene mode. Adjust the exposure value; Select + to increase or – to decrease. Change the camera settings. Hide or display icons in the viewfinder. Switch to the camcorder.
  • Page 38 Aim the lens at the subject and make any necessary adjustments. Number Function Check the camcorder status. • : Length of video that can be recorded (according to available memory) • : Default storage location Capturing photos and videos Number Function Change the recording mode (for attaching to a multimedia message or...
  • Page 39: Viewing Photos And Videos

    Select to start recording. Select to stop recording. The video is saved automatically. Viewing photos and videos Learn to view photos and play videos you have captured. For more information, see the "Gallery" section of the user manual. › View a photo In Idle mode, open the application list and select Gallery.
  • Page 40: Listening To Music

    Add music files to your device Start by transferring files to your device or memory card: • Download from the wireless web. • Download from a PC with the optional Samsung Kies. • Receive via Bluetooth. • Copy to your memory card.
  • Page 41: Listen To The Fm Radio

    Icon Function Skip backward; Scan backward in a file (tap and hold). Pause playback; Select playback. Skip forward; Scan forward in a file (tap and hold). 1. These icons are shown when you tap the player screen. › Create a playlist In Idle mode, open the application list and select Music Player.
  • Page 42 Control the FM radio with the following keys: Number Function Adjust the volume. Turn off the FM radio; Select on the FM radio. Search for an available radio station. Change the frequency by 0.1 MHz. Listening to music Number to turn Function Add the current radio station to the favourites list.
  • Page 43: Connecting To The Internet

    Connecting to the internet Learn to access the internet and browse web pages. For more information, see the "Internet" section of the user manual. To create your own connection profile for accessing the web, see the user manual. › Browse web pages In Idle mode, open the application list and select Internet to launch a specified homepage.
  • Page 44: Downloading Applications From Android Market

    › Bookmark your favourite web pages If you know the web address of the web page, you can manually add a bookmark. To add a bookmark, In Idle mode, open the application list and select Internet . Bookmarks. Select → Add or press [ Bookmark last-viewed Select...
  • Page 45: Downloading Files From The Web

    › Install an application In Idle mode, open the application list and select Market. Select Accept when the terms and conditions appears. Select an item category an item. → Install (for free items) or Buy. Select If you select Install, select OK to download the item immediately.
  • Page 46: Connecting To A Pc

    Unknown sources. → Connecting to a PC Learn to connect your device to a PC to use with Samsung Kies or Windows Media Player, or use the device as a mass storage device. For more information, see the "PC connections" section of the user manual.
  • Page 47 In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings Wireless and network → Media player. Press the Home key to return to Idle mode. Using an optional PC data cable, connect the multifunction jack on your device to a PC with Windows Media Player installed.
  • Page 48: Using Bluetooth

    Open the folder to view files. Copy files from the PC to the memory card. When you are finished, select Turn Off. To disconnect the device to the PC, click the USB device icon on the Windows task bar and click the option to safely remove the mass storage device.
  • Page 49: Using Wi-fi

    When the owner of the other device enters the same PIN or accepts the connection, pairing is complete. If the pairing is successful, the device will automatically search for available services. Some devices, especially headsets or hands-free car kits, may have a fixed Bluetooth PIN, such as 0000. If the other device has a PIN, you must enter it.
  • Page 50: Safety Precautions

    For safe disposal of your Li-Ion batteries, contact your nearest authorised service centre. Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care • Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers specifically designed for your device. Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or damage to your device. •...
  • Page 51 Protect the device, batteries, and chargers from damage • Avoid exposing your device and batteries to very cold or very hot temperatures. • Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation of the device and reduce the charging capacity and life of your device and batteries. •...
  • Page 52 • Do not use your device at refuelling points (service stations), near fuels or chemicals, and at blasting areas. • Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the same compartment as the device, its parts, or accessories. Turn off your device when in an aircraft Using your device in an aircraft is illegal.
  • Page 53 • Use your device to help others in emergencies. If you see an auto accident, a crime in progress, or a serious emergency where lives are in danger, call a local emergency number. • Call roadside assistance or a special, non-emergency assistance number when necessary.
  • Page 54 Using generic batteries or chargers may shorten the life of your device or cause the device to malfunction. • Samsung cannot be responsible for the user’s safety when using accessories or supplies that are not approved by Samsung. Do not bite or suck on the device or the battery •...
  • Page 55 Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device • Any changes or modifications to your device can void your manufacturer’s warranty. For service, take your device to a Samsung Service Centre. • Do not disassemble or puncture the battery, as this can cause explosion or fire.
  • Page 56 RF energy. The Declaration of Conformity statement at the back of this manual demonstrates your device’s compliance with the European Radio & Terminal Telecommunications Equipment (R&TTE) directive. For more information about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the Samsung website.
  • Page 57: Correct Disposal Of This Product

    Correct disposal of this product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life.
  • Page 59 (place and date of issue) (name and signature of authorised person) * It is not the address of Samsung Service Centre. For the address or the phone number of Samsung Service Centre, see the warranty card or contact the retailer where you purchased your product.
  • Page 60 Some of the contents in this guide may differ from your device depending on the software of the device or your service provider. To install Kies (PC Sync) Download the latest version of Kies from the Samsung website ( and install it on your PC.

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