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Samsung Galaxy S3 User Manual

Samsung Galaxy S3 User Manual

Samsung galaxy s3 mobile phone user guide
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS YOUR PHONE Front View Features Bottom View Side by Side View Cool Apps SIM Card Memory Card Battery Power Making a Call Sending a Message Home Screen Ringtone Volume Voicemail Contacts Email Bluetooth...
  • Page 2 Camera & Camcorder Near Field Communication Battery & Memory Management NOTES...
  • Page 3: Your Phone

  • Page 4: Bottom View

  • Page 5: Side By Side View

    SIDE BY SIDE VIEW 1. VOLUME KEY 2. MEMORY CARD SLOT* 3. POWER KEY *The Memor y Card Slot is located under the bat ter y cover.
  • Page 6: Cool Apps

    COOL APPS Samsung AllShare Play Share your on-device media content with other external devices, such as an HDTV, using DLNA® (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology. S Voice Provides a built-in voice recognition system that allows you to initiate several common tasks by using natural speech.
  • Page 7: Sim Card

    SIM CARD This device uses a micro SIM. The new micro SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card identifies your phone to the wireless network. You cannot make or receive calls or browse the Internet without a properly installed micro SIM card. Other larger SIM cards will not function or fit within this slot.
  • Page 8 3. Place your fingernail in the opening and firmly “pop” the cover off the device (2). 4. Carefully slide the micro SIM card into the SIM card socket until it clicks into place.
  • Page 9 NOTE: This device requires a SIM card. Please insert the SIM card included in the package prior to turning on the device. This SIM card will only work with this device. Once the SIM card has been inserted, do not remove! If your SIM card is ever separated from the device or damaged, your device will not function.
  • Page 11: Memory Card

    MEMORY CARD Your phone does not come with a microSD memory card. However, you can purchase one separately and use it to store your multimedia files. NOTE: microSD memory cards include capacities of up to 2GB. microSDHC™ memory card types can range from 4GB to up to 32GB.
  • Page 12: Install The Memory Card

    Install the memory card 1. Locate the microSD card slot on the inside of the phone. 2. Orient the card with the gold strips facing down. 3. Carefully slide the microSD card into the card socket until it clicks into place.
  • Page 13: Battery

    BATTERY Your phone is shipped with the battery partially charged. Please charge it fully before using it for the first time. Install the Battery 1. Slide the battery into the compartment (1) so that the tabs on the end align with the slots at the bottom of the phone, making sure the connectors align.
  • Page 14: Charge The Battery

    Charge the battery 1. Connect the USB cable to the charging head. 2. Insert the USB cable into the device’s Charger/ Accessory jack. 3. If using a wall charger, plug the charging head into a standard AC power outlet. If using a computer, remove the charging head and plug the USB cable into computer’s USB port.
  • Page 15: Power

    POWER Turn the phone on X Press and hold (Power/Lock) until the phone switches on. It searches for your network and after finding it, you can make or receive calls. Turn the phone off 1. Press and hold (Power/Lock) until the Device options screen appears.
  • Page 16: Making A Call

    MAKING A CALL 1. From the Home screen, tap (Phone). 2. Enter the number you wish to call (using the keypad) and tap (Send) to place a call. NOTE: If you make a mistake while dialing, touch to clear the last digit.
  • Page 17 3. If adding a recipient from either Logs, Contacts, or Group, tap the contact to place a checkmark then tap Done. The contact displays in the recipient field. NOTE: Delete any unnecessary members by tapping their name/ number in the recipient area and selecting Delete. 4.
  • Page 18: Home Screen

    HOME SCREEN Swipe your fingers left or right to view the entire Home screen. You can customize the screen with widgets and shortcuts to your favorite applications. Status bar The Status bar appears at the top of your Home screen. Icons indicating your phone’s status and new notification alerts appear on the Status bar.
  • Page 19: Notification Screen

    Notification Screen The Notification area indicates new message events (data sync status, new messages, calendar events, call status, etc). You can expand this area to reveal the Notifications screen that provides more detailed information about the current on-screen notification icons. To open the Notifications screen 1.
  • Page 20 To access additional notification options In addition to notifications, this screen also provides quick and ready access to separate phone functions. These can be quickly activated or deactivated by toggling them on or off. 1. In a single motion, touch and drag the Status bar down to the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 21: Applications Screen

    Applications screen To access the Applications screens, from any Home screen, tap the Apps icon Swipe left or right through the screens. As you download new applications, they will appear on the Applications screens in alphabetical order. As you transition from screen to screen, a dot (located at the bottom) displays which panel you are currently on.
  • Page 22 5. While still holding the on-screen icon, position it on the current screen. Once complete, release the screen to lock the shortcut into its new position. Move and delete items Touch and hold the item you want to move or delete and drag it to another location or to the Trash Can icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 23 Change Home screen wallpaper 1. Navigate to any screen. – or– Press (Home) to go to the Home screen. 2. Touch and hold an empty area of the screen. 3. From the Home screen window tap Home screen. 4. Select a wallpaper type: Gallery, Live wallpapers, or Wallpapers.
  • Page 24: Ringtone

    RINGTONE Set call and notification ringtone 1. From the Home screen, press (Menu) Settings Sound. 2. Tap either Device ringtone or Default notifications. 3. Tap the desired sound. 4. Tap OK. Set other sounds 1. From the Home screen, press (Menu) Settings Sound.
  • Page 25: Volume

    VOLUME Set call volume While on a call, press the Volume key up or down. Set other volume 1. From the Home screen, press (Menu) Settings Sound. 2. Tap Volume. 3. Touch and drag the Music, video, games, and other media, or Ringtone, Notifications, and System sliders to the desired levels.
  • Page 26: Voicemail

    VOICEMAIL Use voicemail To call and set up voicemail: 1. From the Home screen, tap (Phone). 2. Touch and hold until the device dials voicemail. 3. Follow the instructions to set up your voicemail account.
  • Page 27: Contacts

    CONTACTS Add new contact 1. From the Home screen, tap (Phone). 2. Enter the contact’s phone number. 3. Tap Add to Contacts. 4. Tap Create contact. 5. Tap a contact destination. 6. Enter the contact’s information. 7. Tap Save. Call contact from the contacts list 1.
  • Page 28: Email

    EMAIL Set up Gmail 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Gmail). 2. Tap Existing or New. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. Set up Internet email 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Email). NOTE: If you have already set up an email account, tap the name of the open account, tap the Menu key, and then tap Add account.
  • Page 29 5. At the Account options screen: – Tap the Notify me when email arrives field to receive new email notifications. – Tap the Automatically download attachments when connected to Wi-Fi field to assist with faster access to large email attachments when using Wi-Fi.
  • Page 30 Set up Corporate Exchange email 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Email). NOTE: If you have already set up an email account, tap the name of the open Menu Settings Add account.) account, tap 2. Enter your email address and password information and tap Next.
  • Page 31 10. If prompted, read the Activate device administrator? screen and tap Activate to complete the email setup process. 11. Identify your new work email account with a unique name (Ex: Work), then tap Done. Contact your company’s IT department if you need more help.
  • Page 32: Bluetooth

    BLUETOOTH Your phone comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a wireless technology that enables a connection between your phone and a Bluetooth headset or other Bluetooth device (sold separately). Prepare Bluetooth headset Make sure that your headset is fully charged and in pairing mode.
  • Page 33: Camera & Camcorder

    CAMERA & CAMCORDER Use your phone’s built-in Camera to take pictures and record video.Taking pictures 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Camera) to launch the camera. 2. Aim the camera lens at the desired object and touch to capture the image. Front facing camera and camcorder ●...
  • Page 34: Recording A Video

    Recording a video 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Camera) move the slider to Camcorder . 2. Aim the camcorder lens at the desired object and touch to record video. Touch stop and automatically save recording. Viewing a picture or video 1.
  • Page 35: Near Field Communication

    NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless communication technology that allows you to make simple transactions, exchange digital content (also known as NFC tags), share large multimedia files (via S Beam), and connect electronic devices with just a touch. Your phone contains the NFC technology that allows you to use services and features that require NFC capability.
  • Page 36 Turn on S Beam This feature (when activated via NFC) allows you to beam large files directly to another compatible device that is in direct contact. These files can be larger, such as videos, HD pictures, and other large files. You can beam images and videos from your gallery, music files from your music player, and more.
  • Page 37 Turn on Voice Command for Apps Voice Command for Apps allows you to use voice commands to control phone functions like answering a call by saying ‘Answer’, taking a photo buy saying ‘Cheese’ or snoozing your Alarm by saying ‘Snooze’ and much more.
  • Page 38: Battery & Memory Management

    BATTERY & MEMORY MANAGEMENT Optimize battery life There are some things you can do to optimize your phone’s battery life. 1. In a single motion, touch and drag the Status bar down to the bottom of the screen. 2. Scroll left across the Notification buttons and tap Power saving to enable the power saving mode.
  • Page 39 Optimize memory and speed up performance Use Task Manager to free up memory space 1. Press and hold (Home) to launch the Task Manager screen. 2. Tap Task manager. 3. Tap the Active applications tab and select End all to stop all running applications. 4.
  • Page 40 Clearing your cache Get more storage space by clearing out application caches and moving or uninstalling unused applications. 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Internet). 2. Press Settings Privacy (Menu) and security. 3. Tap Clear cache, Clear history, and Clear all cookie data.
  • Page 41 Automatically deleting old messages 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Messaging). 2. Press Settings. (Menu) 3. Tap Delete old messages to automatically delete text messages when the limit is reached. 4. Tap both the Text message limit and Multimedia message limit fields, select the message limit value, and tap OK.
  • Page 42: Notes


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