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English. 12/2014. Rev.1.1
SM-A500F/DS
SM-A500F
SM-A500FQ
SM-A500FU
User Manual
User Manual
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SM-A500G/DS
SM-A500G
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    SM-A500F/DS SM-A500G/DS SM-A500F SM-A500G SM-A500FQ SM-A500Y SM-A500FU User Manual User Manual User Manual English. 12/2014. Rev.1.1 www.samsung.com...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Read me first Network connectivity Mobile data Wi-Fi Getting started Tethering and Mobile hotspot Tethering and M Tethering and M Package contents Device layout Motions & usability features Motions & usability features Motions & usability features Using the SIM or USIM card and battery Motions and gestures Motions and gestures...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Contacts Internet Music Adding contacts Video Importing and exporting contacts Studio Searching for contacts Clock Calculator Memo Messages & email Voice Recorder Messages Dropbox Email Flipboard Radio Google apps Google apps Google apps Camera Basic shooting Connecting with other Connecting with other Connecting with other Shooting modes...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Settings 112 About Settings 112 QUICK SETTINGS 112 CONNECTIONS 117 DEVICE 121 PERSONALISATION 124 SYSTEM 130 APPLICATIONS Troubleshooting...

  • Page 5: Read Me First

    • S amsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other than Samsung.

  • Page 6: Instructional Icons

    Read me first Instructional icons Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information...

  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • Y ou can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer.

  • Page 8: Device Layout

    Getting started Device layout Microphone Proximity/Light sensor Earpiece Front camera Power button Touch screen SIM card / Memory card SIM card / Memory card SIM card / Memory card tray (dual SIM models) tray (dual SIM models) tray (dual SIM models) Memory card tray Memory card tray Memory card tray...

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    • D o not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery. • U sing a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.

  • Page 10: Using The Sim Or Usim Card And

    Getting started Using the SIM or USIM card and battery Installing the SIM or USIM card Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider. • O nly nano-SIM cards work with the device. • S ome LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For more information about service availability, contact your service provider.

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    Getting started Pull out the SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot. ► Dual SIM models: ► Single SIM models:...

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    : Place the SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray with the gold- coloured contacts facing downwards. Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card.

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    Getting started Insert the SIM card tray back into the SIM card tray slot. ► Dual SIM models: ► Single SIM models:...

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    Getting started Removing the SIM or USIM card Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the SIM card tray to loosen the tray. Pull out the SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot. Remove the SIM or USIM card. ►...

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    Getting started Using dual SIM or USIM cards (dual SIM models) If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service providers for a single device. Activating SIM or USIM cards On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → SIM card manager. Tap one or both of the switches for the SIM or USIM cards to activate them.

  • Page 16: Battery

    Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. A computer can be also used to charge the battery by connecting them via the USB cable. Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.

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    • I f the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre. After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.

  • Page 18: Using A Memory Card

    Getting started Using a memory card Installing a memory card Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 64 GB. Depending on the memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your device. • S ome memory cards may not be fully compatible with the device. Using an incompatible card may damage the device or the memory card, or corrupt the data stored in it.

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    Getting started Insert the memory card tray back into the memory card tray slot. ► Dual SIM models: ► Single SIM models:...

  • Page 20: Removing The Memory Card, Formatting The Memory Card

    Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or can damage the memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the memory card or device.

  • Page 21: Turning The Device On And Off

    Getting started Turning the device on and off Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn on the device. When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the on- screen instructions to set up your device.

  • Page 22: Using The Touch Screen

    Basics Using the touch screen • D o not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction. • T o avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.

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    Basics Tapping and holding Tap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options. Dragging To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position. To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position. To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.

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    Basics Flicking Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to see another panel. Flick up or down to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts. Spreading and pinching Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out. Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part.

  • Page 25: Home Screen Layout, Home Screen

    Basics Home screen layout Home screen The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more. Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen. To view other panels, scroll left or right, or tap one of the screen indicators at the bottom of the screen.

  • Page 26: Home Screen Options

    Basics Home screen options On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access the available options. Flipboard Briefing Use this feature to view the latest articles in various categories. You can get up to date on Use this feature to view the latest articles in various categories.

  • Page 27: Apps Screen

    Basics Apps screen The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps. On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Apps screen. To view other panels, scroll left or right, or select a screen indicator at the bottom of the screen. To customise the Apps screen, refer to Managing the Apps screen.

  • Page 28: Indicator Icons

    Basics Indicator icons Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table below are most common. The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the status bar, drag down from the top of the screen.

  • Page 29: Notifications And Quick Setting Panels Notifications And Quick Setting Panels Notifications And Quick Setting Panels

    Basics Icon Meaning New text or multimedia message Alarm activated Mute mode activated Vibration mode activated Flight mode activated Error occurred or caution required Battery power level Notifications and quick setting panels Notifications and quick setting panels Notifications and quick setting panels Using the notifications panel When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear...

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    Basics You can use the following functions on the notifications panel. Launch Settings. Activate or deactivate options. Tap and hold a button to view more detailed settings. View all quick setting buttons. Adjust the brightness. Launch S Finder. Launch Quick Connect. Select a SIM or USIM card.

  • Page 31: Using The Quick Setting Panel

    Basics Using the quick setting panel You can activate or deactivate some features on the notifications panel. To activate or deactivate more features, open the quick setting panel. To open the quick setting panel, drag the status bar downwards with two fingers. Alternatively, tap on the notifications panel.

  • Page 32: Opening Apps

    Alternatively, tap Installing or uninstalling apps Installing or uninstalling apps Installing or uninstalling apps Samsung GALAXY Apps Use this app to purchase and download apps. Use this app to purchase and download apps. Use this app to purchase and download apps.

  • Page 33: Play Store, Managing Apps

    Basics Play Store Use this app to purchase and download apps. Tap Play Store on the Apps screen. Installing apps Browse apps by category or tap to search for a keyword. Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap INSTALL. To purchase and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 34: Entering Text

    Basics Entering text Keyboard layout A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create memos, and more. Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the input language to one of the supported languages. Enter uppercase.

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    Basics Using additional keyboard functions Tap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of depending on the last function that was used. • : Enter text by voice. Change the language. Open the keyboard. Start or pause entering text by voice.

  • Page 36: Copying And Pasting

    Basics • : Enter emoticons. • : Switch to the floating keyboard. You can move the keyboard to another location by dragging Switch to the standard keyboard. Copying and pasting Tap and hold over text. Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text. to select the desired text, or tap to select the desired text, or tap Select all...

  • Page 37: Screen Capture

    Basics Screen capture Capture a screenshot while using the device. Press and hold the Home button and the Power button simultaneously. The image is saved in the Gallery → → Album → Screenshots folder. After capturing a screenshot, you can edit the image and share it with others.

  • Page 38: Power Saving Feature

    Basics Power saving feature Power saving mode Save the battery power by limiting the device’s functions. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Power saving → Power saving mode, and then tap the Power saving mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Power saving to activate it.

  • Page 39: Viewing Help Information

    Basics Viewing help information To view help information to learn how to use the device and apps, open the Apps screen and tap Settings → Help. To view help information for an app while you are using the app, tap → Help. Some apps may not include help information.

  • Page 40: Mobile Data

    Network connectivity Mobile data Connect the device to a mobile network to use the Internet or share media files with other devices. Refer to Data usage for additional options. ► Dual SIM models: On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Data usage → a SIM or USIM card, and then tick Mobile data.

  • Page 41: Tethering And Mobile Hotspot

    Network connectivity Tethering and Mobile hotspot About tethering and mobile hotspots Use this feature to share the device’s mobile data connection with computers and other devices if an Internet connection is unavailable. Connections can be made via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth.

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    Network connectivity Using USB tethering Share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices via a USB cable. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Tethering and Mobile hotspot. Connect your device to the computer via the USB cable. Tick USB tethering. appears on the status bar when the two devices are connected.

  • Page 43: Motions And Gestures

    Motions & usability features Motions and gestures Excessive shaking or impact on the device may result in unintended inputs. Control motions properly. Smart alert On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and gestures → Smart alert, and then tap the Smart alert Smart alert Smart alert switch to activate it.

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    Motions & usability features Mute/Pause On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and gestures → Mute/Pause, and then tap the Mute/Pause switch to activate it. Placing palm on screen Cover the screen with your palm to mute incoming calls or alarms. Turning device over Turn the device over to mute incoming calls or alarms.

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    Motions & usability features Palm swipe to capture On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and gestures → Palm swipe to capture, and then tap the Palm swipe to capture switch to activate it. Place the side of your hand on the screen and sweep it across the screen from the right to the left or vice versa to capture a screenshot.

  • Page 46: Multi Window

    Motions & usability features Multi window About Multi window Use this feature to run two apps on the screen at the same time. You can use this feature to view emails or use the Internet while you play a video simultaneously. Launching Multi window On the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

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    Motions & usability features Creating a Multi window combination Use this feature to save the combination of the currently-running Multi window apps. Launch two apps in a split-screen Multi window. → Create. Open the Multi window tray and tap The Multi window combination is added at the top of the Multi window tray. →...

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    Motions & usability features Using Multi window options When you use Multi window apps, select the app window and a blue frame will appear around it. Tap the circle between the app windows to access the following options: • : Switch locations between Multi window apps. : Switch locations between Multi window apps.

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    Motions & usability features One-handed operation You can switch to one-handed operation mode to conveniently operate the device with one hand. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Display and wallpaper → One-handed operation, and then tap the One-handed operation switch to activate it. To switch to one-handed operation mode, hold the device in one hand.

  • Page 50: Managing The Home And Apps Screens

    Personalising Managing the Home and Apps screens Managing the Home screen Adding items Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen. Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen. Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen.

  • Page 51: Managing Panels, Creating Folders

    Personalising Managing panels On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel. To add a panel, scroll left to the last panel, and then tap To move a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location. To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.

  • Page 52: Setting Wallpaper And Ringtones

    Personalising Setting wallpaper and ringtones Setting wallpaper Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen or the locked screen. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Wallpapers. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

  • Page 53: Changing The Screen Lock Method

    On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen → Screen lock, and then select a screen lock method. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it. If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it. Pattern Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it.

  • Page 54: Private Mode

    Personalising Private mode About private mode Use this mode to prevent others from using or accessing specific content, such as images and documents, stored on the device. You can save content to a specific location and deactivate private mode to hide items securely. Hiding content On the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

  • Page 55: Easy Mode

    Personalising Viewing hidden content You can only view hidden items when private mode is activated. On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Private mode, and then tap the Private mode switch to activate it. Alternatively, open the quick setting panel and tap Private mode to activate it.

  • Page 56: Transferring Data From Your Previous

    You can transfer data of the previous device to a new device via Smart Switch. Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for more information. Samsung Smart Switch is not supported on some devices or computers. Samsung Smart Switch is not supported on some devices or computers. Samsung Smart Switch is not supported on some devices or computers.

  • Page 57: Setting Up Accounts

    Using Samsung Kies Import a backup of your data from your computer via Samsung Kies to restore data on your device. You can also back up data to the computer via Samsung Kies. Refer to...

  • Page 58: Making Calls

    Phone Making calls Tap Phone on the Apps screen. ► Dual SIM models: Tap Keypad, enter a phone number, and then tap to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call. View call and message logs. View favourite contacts. View favourite contacts.

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    Phone ► Single SIM models: Tap Keypad, enter a phone number, and then tap to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call. View call and message logs. View favourite contacts. Enter the number using the View the contacts list. keypad.

  • Page 60: Receiving Calls

    Phone Making an international call Tap Keypad. ► Dual SIM models: Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears. Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then tap or . To block outgoing international calls, tap → Settings → Call → More settings → a SIM or USIM card →...

  • Page 61: Options During Calls

    Phone Options during calls During a voice call The following actions are available: • : Increase the volume. • A dd call: Dial a second call. • K eypad: Open the keypad. • E nd call: End the current call. •...

  • Page 62: During A Video Call

    Phone During a video call Tap the screen to use the following options: • → Hide me: Hide your image from the other party. • → Outgoing image: Select an image to show it to the other party. •...

  • Page 63: Adding Contacts

    Contacts Adding contacts Moving contacts from other devices You can move contacts from other devices to your device. Refer to Transferring data from your previous device for more information. Creating contacts manually On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts. and enter contact information.

  • Page 64: Searching For Contacts

    Contacts Searching for contacts On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts. Use one of the following search methods: • S croll up or down the contacts list. • D rag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it quickly.

  • Page 65: Messages

    Messages & email Messages Sending messages Send text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS). You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are You may incur additional charges for sending or receiving messages when you are roaming.

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    Messages & email ► Single SIM models: Access additional options. Enter recipients. Select contacts from the contacts list. Enter a message. Attach files. Send the message. Enter emoticons. ► Dual SIM models: Tap to send the message. ► Single SIM models: Tap to send the message.

  • Page 67: Email

    Messages & email Email Setting up email accounts Tap Email on the Apps screen. Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time. Enter the email address and password. Tap Next for a private email account or tap Manual setup for a company email account.

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    Messages & email Reading emails Tap Email on the Apps screen. , select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually retrieve new messages, tap Tap a message to read. Delete the message. Access additional options. Add this email address to the contacts list or view other options.

  • Page 69: Basic Shooting

    Camera Basic shooting Taking photos or recording videos Tap Camera on the Apps screen. Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. to take a photo or tap to record a video.

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    Camera • T he camera automatically shuts off when unused. • M ake sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in some modes that require high resolutions. • T he front camera lens is suitable for taking wide-angle photos. Minor distortion may occur in wide-angle photos and does not indicate device performance problems.

  • Page 71: Shooting Modes

    Camera Shooting modes Auto Use this mode to allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode for the photo. On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Auto. Selfie Use this mode to take a self-portrait using the front camera. On the Apps screen, tap Camera.

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    Camera Show your palm to the screen or tap to take a photo of yourself. Slowly rotate the device left and then right to take a panoramic photo. The device combines the photos into a single panoramic image. • M ake sure to keep the blue frame inside the viewfinder window. •...

  • Page 73: Animated Gif

    Camera Night Use this mode to take a photo in low-light conditions, without using the flash. On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Night. Animated GIF Use this mode to create an animated photo from a series of photos. On the Apps screen, tap Camera →...

  • Page 74: Camera Settings

    Camera Camera settings On the Apps screen, tap Camera → . Not all of the following options are available in both still camera and video camera modes. • : Activate or deactivate the flash. • : Set the device to take a number of photos at preset intervals when taking photos with the front camera.

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    Camera • L ocation tags: Set the device to attach the location tag to the photo. • T o improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal may be obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.

  • Page 76: Viewing Content On The Device

    Gallery Viewing content on the device On the Apps screen, tap Gallery and select an image or a video. Video files show the icon on the preview thumbnail. To hide or show the menu bar and the preview thumbnails, tap the screen. Send the image to others.

  • Page 77: Devices

    To use this feature, sign in to your Samsung account. and select a device in REGISTERED DEVICES to access On the Gallery main screen, tap content. You can view content on the devices that are registered to Samsung link. Visit link.samsung.com for more information.

  • Page 78: Emergency Mode

    Safety assistance Emergency mode About emergency mode Use this mode to extend the device’s standby time when you are in an emergency situation. When this mode is activated, the screen brightness decreases and battery consumption is reduced by restricting some features. You can also turn on the flash, sound alarms, and send reduced by restricting some features.

  • Page 79: Help Message

    Safety assistance Deactivating emergency mode To deactivate emergency mode, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Emergency mode. Alternatively, tap → Disable Emergency mode. Emergency mode is deactivated. Help message About help message You can preset contacts to send a message to in an emergency. Send messages to your primary contacts by quickly pressing the Power button three times.

  • Page 80: S Finder

    Useful apps and features S Finder Use this app to search for content on the device. You can apply various filters and view the search history. Open the notifications panel and tap S Finder. Searching for content Tap the search field and enter a keyword, or tap and say a keyword.

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    Useful apps and features Select an item. Select a calendar to use or sync with. Enter a title. Attach a map showing the location of the event. Set a start and end date for the event. Add more details. Tap Save to save the event or task. Syncing events and tasks with your accounts Syncing events and tasks with your accounts Syncing events and tasks with your accounts...

  • Page 82: Voice

    Useful apps and features S Voice About S Voice Use this app to command the device by voice to perform various features. Tap S Voice on the Apps screen. Alternatively, press the Home button twice. To deactivate the access by pressing the Home button, tap → Settings, and then deselect Open via the home key.

  • Page 83: Internet

    Useful apps and features Waking up S Voice in standby mode If S Voice is not used for a certain period, it automatically switches to standby mode. Tap the microphone icon or say “Hi Galaxy” to the device to resume voice recognition. Changing the wake-up command You can change the wake-up command from “Hi Galaxy”.

  • Page 84: Music

    Useful apps and features Music Playing music Tap Music on the Apps screen. Select a music category, and then select a song to play. Search for other devices to play Access additional options. the file. Adjust the volume. Set the file as your favourite Set the file as your favourite Set the file as your favourite song.

  • Page 85: Playing Music Stored On Other Devices

    You can play the song on the devices that are registered to Samsung link. Visit and play music. You can play the song on the devices that are registered to Samsung link. Visit and play music.

  • Page 86: Video

    Useful apps and features Video Playing videos Tap Video on the Apps screen. Select a video to play. Search for other Adjust the volume. devices to play the file. Access additional options. Move forwards or Pause and resume backwards by playback.

  • Page 87: Playing Videos Stored On Other Devices

    To use this feature, sign in to your Samsung account. On the Video main screen, tap Devices and select a device in REGISTERED DEVICES to access and play the video. You can play the video on the devices registered to Samsung link. Visit link.samsung.com for more information.

  • Page 88: Studio

    Useful apps and features Studio Edit images or videos by applying various effects. Tap Studio on the Apps screen. Select an option and edit images or videos. Edit images by applying various effects. Combine several images together to create a collage. Apply various effects to the images you have taken in Shot &...

  • Page 89: Clock

    Useful apps and features Clock Alarm On the Apps screen, tap Clock → Alarm. Setting alarms in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days on which the alarm will repeat, set other various alarm options, and then tap Save. To activate or deactivate alarms, tap next to the alarm in the alarms list.

  • Page 90: World Clock, Deleting Clocks

    Useful apps and features World clock On the Apps screen, tap Clock → World clock. Creating clocks and enter a city name or select a city from the cities list. To apply summer time, tap and hold a clock, and then tap Deleting clocks Tap →...

  • Page 91: Calculator

    Useful apps and features Calculator Use this app for simple or complex calculations. Tap Calculator on the Apps screen. Rotate the device to landscape orientation to display the scientific calculator. If Screen rotation is disabled, tap → Scientific calculator. To see the calculation history, tap to hide the keypad.

  • Page 92: Voice Recorder

    Useful apps and features Voice Recorder Recording voice memos Tap Voice Recorder on the Apps screen. to start recording. Speak into the microphone. Tap to pause recording. To cancel recording, tap . Tap to finish recording. While recording a voice memo, tap to insert a bookmark.

  • Page 93: Dropbox

    Useful apps and features Playing voice memos Tap Voice Recorder on the Apps screen. and select a voice memo to play. • : Trim the voice memo. • : Set a portion of the voice memo for loop playback. •...

  • Page 94: Flipboard

    Useful apps and features Flipboard Use this app to view live social network updates and news in a personalised magazine format. Tap Flipboard on the Apps screen. This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider. When you launch this app for the first time or restart it after performing a data reset, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.

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    Useful apps and features Adjust the volume. Record a song from the FM radio. Access additional options. Add the current radio station to Enter radio station frequency the favourites list. manually. Fine-tune the frequency. Turn the FM radio on or off. Turn the FM radio on or off.

  • Page 96: Google Apps, Google Mail, Play Music

    Useful apps and features Google apps Google provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google account to access some apps. Refer to Setting up accounts for more information. To view more app information, open the each app’s main screen and tap → Help. Some apps may not be available or may be labelled differently depending on the region or service provider.

  • Page 97: Play Books, Play Newsstand, Voice Search, Google Settings

    Useful apps and features Play Books Download various books from Play Store and read them. Play Newsstand Read news and magazines that interest you in one convenient location. Play Games Download games from Play Store and play them with others. Drive Store your content on the cloud, access it from anywhere, and share it with others.

  • Page 98: Bluetooth

    • S amsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or received via Bluetooth.

  • Page 99: Sending And Receiving Data

    Connecting with other devices Select a device to pair with. If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirming the auto-generated passkey. If the device you want to pair with is not in the list, request that the device turns on its visibility option.

  • Page 100: Wi-fi Direct

    Connecting with other devices Unpairing Bluetooth devices On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth. The device displays the paired devices in the list. next to the device’s name to unpair. Tap Unpair. Wi-Fi Direct About Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi Direct connects devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point. network without requiring an access point.

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    Connecting with other devices Sending and receiving data You can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other devices. The following actions are an example of sending an image to another device. Sending an image On the Apps screen, tap Gallery. Select an image.

  • Page 102: About Nfc

    Connecting with other devices About NFC 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 around the rear camera lens.

  • Page 103: Sending Data

    Connecting with other devices Making a purchase with the NFC feature Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile payment service. To register or get more information about the service, contact your service provider.

  • Page 104: Beam

    Do not send copyright-protected data via S Beam. Doing so may violate copyright laws. Samsung is not responsible for any liabilities caused by the illegal use of laws. Samsung is not responsible for any liabilities caused by the illegal use of laws.

  • Page 105: Quick Connect

    Connecting with other devices Quick Connect About Quick connect Use this feature to easily search and connect to nearby devices. You can also conveniently share content stored on your device with computers. • W hen connecting to a device that does not support the Quick connect feature, ensure that Wi-Fi Direct or the Bluetooth feature is activated.

  • Page 106: Screen Mirroring

    Connecting with other devices Sharing content Share content with the connected devices. Open the notifications panel and tap Quick Connect. Select a device from the list of detected devices. Select a media category. Select the content to share and tap Done. Your device sends the content to the connected device.

  • Page 107

    Connecting with other devices • T his feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • S ome files may be buffered during playback, depending on the network connection. • T o save energy, deactivate this feature when not in use. •...

  • Page 108: Mobile Printing

    Connecting with other devices Mobile printing 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. On the Apps screen, tap Settings →...

  • Page 109: Upgrading The Device

    Click the Update button in the dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information about dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information about dialogue box to start upgrading.

  • Page 110: Transferring Files Between The Device

    Connecting with Samsung Kies Connecting with Samsung Kies Samsung Kies is a computer app that manages media contents and personal information with Samsung devices. Download the latest Samsung Kies from the Samsung website. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.

  • Page 111: Backing Up And Restoring Data

    Samsung account. then sign in to your Samsung account. Tap Samsung account → Backup, tick the items to back up, and then tap Back up now → Backup Backup, tick the items to back up, and then tap , tick the items to back up, and then tap Back up.

  • Page 112: About Settings

    Settings About Settings Use this app to configure the device, set app options, and add accounts. Tap Settings on the Apps screen. To search for settings by entering keywords, tap You can change the view mode to separate tabs or a list. Tap → View as and select a view mode.

  • Page 113: Setting Wi-fi Sleep Policy

    Settings To use options, tap . • S can: Search for available networks. • W i-Fi Direct: Activate Wi-Fi Direct and connect devices directly via Wi-Fi to share files. • A dvanced: Customise Wi-Fi settings. • W PS push button: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS button. •...

  • Page 114: Flight Mode, Data Usage

    Settings Tethering and Mobile hotspot Use the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices. Refer to Tethering and Mobile hotspot for more information. On the Settings screen, tap Tethering and Mobile hotspot. •...

  • Page 115

    Settings Location Change settings for location information permissions. On the Settings screen, tap Location, and then tap the Location switch to activate it. • M ode: Select a method to collect your location data. • R ECENT LOCATION REQUESTS: View which apps request your current location information and their battery usage.

  • Page 116: Nearby Devices

    Settings NFC and sharing Customise settings to control connections with other devices. On the Settings screen, tap NFC and sharing. Activate the NFC feature to read or write NFC tags that contain information. • A ndroid Beam: Turn on the Android Beam feature to send data, such as webpages and contacts, to NFC-enabled devices.

  • Page 117: Device

    Settings More networks Customise settings to control networks. On the Settings screen, tap More networks. Default messaging app Select the default app to use for messaging. Mobile networks • M obile data: Set the device to use data connections on any mobile network. •...

  • Page 118

    Settings • R ingtone (dual SIM models): – Ringtones: Add or select a ringtone for incoming calls. – Notifications: Select a ringtone for events, such as incoming messages and missed calls. • R ingtones (single SIM models): Add or select a ringtone for incoming calls. •...

  • Page 119: Lock Screen

    Settings • O ne-handed operation: Set the device to activate one-handed operation mode. • S creen rotation: Set the content to rotate automatically when the device is turned. • S mart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are looking at the display.

  • Page 120: Notification Panel

    Settings • O wner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock. • U nlock effect: Select an effect that you see when you unlock the screen. • S how weather information: Set the device to show weather information on the locked screen.

  • Page 121: Personalisation

    Accounts Add email or SNS accounts. On the Settings screen, tap Accounts. Cloud Change settings for syncing data or files with your Samsung account or Dropbox cloud storage. On the Settings screen, tap Cloud. Backup and reset Change the settings for managing settings and data.

  • Page 122

    Settings Accessibility Use this feature to improve accessibility to the device. On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility. • V ision: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually impaired users. – TalkBack: Activate TalkBack, which provides voice feedback. To view help information to learn how to use this feature, tap Settings →...

  • Page 123

    – Turn off all sounds: Set the device to mute all device sounds, such as media sounds, and the caller’s voice during a call. – Samsung subtitles (CC): Set the device to display closed captions on content supported by Samsung and to change the closed caption settings.

  • Page 124: System

    Settings Blocking mode Select which notifications will be blocked or set to allow notifications for calls from specified contacts in blocking mode. On the Settings screen, tap Blocking mode, and then tap the Blocking mode switch to activate it. Private mode Set the device to prevent others from accessing your personal content by activating private mode.

  • Page 125: Samsung Keyboard

    : Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched. : Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched. • C haracter preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped. • R eset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.

  • Page 126: Google Voice Typing, Pointer Speed

    Settings Google voice typing To change the voice input settings, tap • C hoose input languages: Select languages for text input. • B lock offensive words: Set the device to prevent the device from recognising offensive words in voice inputs. •...

  • Page 127: Date And Time

    Settings Date and time Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date. On the Settings screen, tap Date and time. If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date is reset.

  • Page 128: Power Saving

    Settings Accessories Change the accessory settings. On the Settings screen, tap Accessories. • A utomatic unlock: Set the device to unlock automatically when the cover is flipped open. You can use this feature only for some screen lock methods. •...

  • Page 129

    Find my mobile website. can track and control your lost or stolen device from the Find my mobile website. • R eactivation lock: Set the device to require your Samsung account after the device has Reactivation lock...

  • Page 130: Applications

    Settings • S end security reports: Set the device to automatically send the updated security reports to Samsung. • S torage type: Set a storage type for credential files. • T rusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various apps.

  • Page 131: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some situations may not apply to 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 132: The Touch Screen Responds Slowly Or Improperly, Others Cannot Hear You Speaking On A Call

    • E nsure that your device software is upgraded to the latest version. • I f the touch screen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre. If the touch screen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.

  • Page 133

    Ensure that the charger is connected properly. Ensure that the charger is connected properly. • V isit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced. Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced. Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced.

  • Page 134: Error Messages Appear When Launching The Camera

    Restart the device. If you are still having trouble with the camera app after trying these 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 135: Another Bluetooth Device Is Not Located

    • E nsure that you have Samsung Kies or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on Ensure that you have Samsung Kies or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on Ensure that you have Samsung Kies or Windows Media Player 10 or higher installed on your computer.

  • Page 136

    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 137

    Samsung Electronics. Trademarks • S AMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics. ® • B luetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.

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