Galaxy A53 5G manual
Samsung Galaxy A53 5Gmanual

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Contents Features Biometric security | Dark mode Getting started Device layout: Galaxy A53 5G | A53 5G UW Set up your device: Maintaining water and dust resistance | Charge the battery Start using your device: Turn on your device | Use the Setup Wizard | Bring data from an old device | Lock or unlock your device | Side key settings | Accounts | Set up voicemail | Navigation | Navigation bar | Customize your home screen | Bixby | Digital wellbeing and parental controls | Always On Display | Biometric security | Mobile continuity | Multi window | Edge panels | Enter text | Emergency mode Customize your home screen: App icons | Wallpaper | Themes | Icons | Widgets | Home screen settings | Easy mode | Status bar | Notification panel | Quick settings Camera and Gallery Camera: Navigate the camera screen | Configure shooting mode | AR Zone | Single take | Record videos | Camera settings Gallery: View pictures | Edit pictures | Play video | Edit video | Share pictures and videos | Delete pictures and videos | Group similar images | Take a screenshot | Screen recorder Samsung apps AR Zone | Bixby | Galaxy Store | Galaxy Wearable | Game Launcher | Samsung Free | Samsung Global Goals | Samsung TV Plus | SmartThings | Tips | Calculator | Calendar | Clock | Contacts | Internet | Messages | My Files | Phone | Samsung Health | Samsung Notes | Samsung Pay 2 SAM_A536_EN_UM_TN_VB3_031122_FINAL
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Google apps Chrome | Drive | Duo | Gmail | Google | GPay | Maps | Messages | Photos | Play Store | YouTube | YT Music Microsoft apps Outlook | Office | OneDrive Settings Connections: Wi-Fi | Bluetooth | NFC and payment | Airplane mode | Mobile networks | Data usage | Mobile hotspot | Tethering | Nearby device scanning | Connect to a printer | Virtual Private Networks | Private DNS | Ethernet Customization: Display | Notifications | Sounds and vibration Security: Lock screen and security | Face recognition | Fingerprint scanner Accounts: Add an account | Account settings | Remove an account | Backup and restore | Google settings Backup: Samsung account | Google Account | External storage transfer Accessibility: Recommended for you | TalkBack | Visibility enhancements | Hearing enhancements | Interaction and dexterity | Advanced settings | Installed apps | About Accessibility | Contact us Other: Tips and help | Android Auto | Dual Messenger | Smart suggestions | Medical info | Quick Share | Labs | About phone Learn more Legal information Contents 3
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Getting started Galaxy A53 5G | A53 5G UW Set up your device Start using your device 4
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Galaxy A53 5G | A53 5G UW Front camera Volume keys USB charger/Accessory port Flash Rear cameras Microphone Side key Speaker Fingerprint scanner Getting started 5 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Set up your device Maintaining water and dust resistance | Charge the battery Your device uses a nano-SIM card. A SIM card may be preinstalled, or you may be able to use your previous SIM card. Network indicators for 5G service are based on your carrier’s specifications and network availability. Contact your carrier for more details. Charge your device Before turning on your device, charge it fully. Install SIM/microSD card Place the SIM card and optional microSD card (sold separately) into the tray with the gold contacts facing up. Getting started 6 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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NOTE Your device is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance. To maintain the water-resistant and dust-resistant features of your device, make sure that the SIM card/Memory card tray openings are maintained free of dust and water, and the tray is securely inserted prior to any exposure to liquids. Maintaining water and dust resistance CAUTION To avoid electric shock and damage to your device, do not charge device while it is wet or in an area where it could get wet. Do not handle device, charger or cords with wet hands while charging. The device is not impervious to dust and water damage in any situation. It is important that all compartments are closed tightly. Follow these tips carefully to prevent damage to the device and maintain dust and water resistance performance: l Water resistant based on IP67 rating, which tests submersion in fresh water deeper than 1.5 meters or keep it submerged for more than 30 minutes. If device is exposed to fresh water, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth; if exposed to liquid other than fresh water, rinse with fresh water and dry as directed. l Any device which uses accessible compartments or ports that can be opened should have these sealed or closed tightly to prevent liquid from entering the system. l If the device has been immersed in water or the microphone or speaker is wet, sound may not be heard clearly during a call. After wiping the device with a dry cloth, dry it thoroughly before using it. l Do not expose the device to water at high pressure. l If the device is dropped or receives an impact, the water and dust resistant features of the device may be damaged. NOTE Liquid other than fresh water may enter the device faster. Failure to rinse the device in fresh water and dry it as instructed may cause the device to suffer from operability or cosmetic issues. 7 Getting started
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Charge the battery Your device is powered by a rechargeable battery. NOTE Wall charger sold separately. Use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables. To avoid injury or damage to your device, do not use incompatible, worn or damaged batteries, chargers or cables. Using other charging devices and batteries may not be covered under warranty and may cause damage. For more information on your device, including charging compatibility, please visit samsung.com. TIP While charging, the device and the charger may become hot and stop charging. This usually does not affect the device’s lifespan or performance and is in the device’s normal range of operation. Disconnect the charger from the device and wait for the device to cool down. For more information, visit samsung.com/us/support/answer/ANS00076952. Start using your device Turn on your device | Use the Setup Wizard | Bring data from an old device | Lock or unlock your device | Side key settings | Accounts | Set up voicemail | Navigation | Navigation bar | Customize your home screen | Bixby | Digital wellbeing and parental controls | Always On Display | Biometric security | Mobile continuity | Multi window | Edge panels | Enter text | Emergency mode Turn on your device Use the Side key to turn your device on. Do not use the device if the body is cracked or broken. Use the device only after it has been repaired. ◌ Press and hold the Side key to turn the device on. • To turn the device off, press and hold the Side and Volume down keys at the same time, and tap Power off. Confirm when prompted. • To restart your device, press and hold the Side and Volume down keys at the same time, and tap Restart. Confirm when prompted. TIP To learn more about powering off your device from Settings, tap Advanced features > Side key > How to power off your phone. 8 Getting started
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NOTE Best 5G performance requires optimal 5G connection and unobstructed antennas (rear of device); see carrier for network availability; 5G performance may be impacted by a case or cover. Use the Setup Wizard The first time you turn your device on, the Setup Wizard guides you through the basics of setting up your device. Follow the prompts to choose a default language, connect to a Wi-Fi ® network, set up accounts, choose location services, learn about your device’s features, and more. Bring data from an old device Download Smart Switch ™ to transfer contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars, and more from your old device. Smart Switch can transfer your data via USB cable, Wi-Fi, or computer. Visit samsung.com/smartswitch for more information. 1. From Settings, tap Accounts and backup > Bring data from old device. 2. Follow the prompts and select the content to transfer. 9 Getting started
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Lock or unlock your device Use your device’s screen lock features to secure your device. By default, the device locks automatically when the screen times out. For more information about screen locks, see Lock screen and security. Side key Press to lock. Press to turn on the screen, and then swipe the screen to unlock it. Getting started 10 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Side key settings You can customize the shortcuts assigned to the Side key. Double press Choose which feature is launched when the Side key is pressed twice. 1. From Settings, tap Advanced features > Side key. 2. Tap Double press to enable this feature, and tap an option: l Quick launch camera (default) l Open app Press and hold Choose which feature is launched when you press and hold the Side key. 1. From Settings, tap Advanced features > Side key. 2. Under the Press and hold heading, tap an option: l Wake Bixby (default) l Power off menu Accounts Set up and manage your accounts. TIP Accounts may support email, calendars, contacts, and other features. Contact your carrier for more information. 11 Getting started
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Add a Google Account Sign in to your Google Account to access your Google Cloud Storage, apps installed from your account, and make full use of your device’s Android ™ features. When you sign in to a Google Account and set a Lock screen, Google Device Protection is activated. This service requires your Google Account information when resetting to factory settings. For more information, see Google Play Protect. 1. From Settings, tap Accounts and backup > Manage accounts. 2. Tap Add account > Google. Add a Samsung account Sign in to your Samsung account to access exclusive Samsung content and make full use of Samsung apps. ◌ From Settings, tap Samsung account. Add an Outlook account Sign in to your Outlook ® account to view and manage email messages. 1. From Settings, tap Accounts and backup > Manage accounts. 2. Tap Add account > Outlook. Set up voicemail You can set up your voicemail service when you access it for the first time. You can access voicemail through the Phone app. Options may vary by carrier. 1. From Phone, touch and hold the 1 key or tap Voicemail. 2. Follow the tutorial to create a password, record a greeting, and record your name. 12 Getting started
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Navigation A touch screen responds best to a light touch from the pad of your finger or a capacitive stylus. Using excessive force or a metallic object on the touch screen may damage the surface of the screen and the damage will not be covered by the warranty. Tap Lightly touch items to select or launch them. l Tap an item to select it. l Double-tap an image to zoom in or out. Getting started 13 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Swipe Lightly drag your finger across the screen. l Swipe the screen to unlock the device. l Swipe the screen to scroll through the Home screens or menu options. Drag and drop Touch and hold an item, and then move it to a new location. l Drag an app shortcut to add it to a Home screen. l Drag a widget to place it in a new location. Getting started 14 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Zoom in and out Bring your thumb and forefinger together or apart on the screen to zoom in and out. l Move your thumb and forefinger apart on the screen to zoom in. l Move your thumb and forefinger together on the screen to zoom out. Touch and hold Touch and hold items to activate them. l Touch and hold a field to display a pop-up menu of options. l Touch and hold a Home screen to customize the Home screen. Getting started 15 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Navigation bar You may navigate your device by using either the navigation buttons or full screen gestures. Recent apps Home Back Getting started 16 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Navigation buttons Use buttons along the bottom of the screen for quick navigation. 1. From Settings, tap Display > Navigation bar > Buttons. 2. Tap an option under Button order to choose which side of the screen the Back and Recent apps icons display. Navigation gestures Hide the navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen for an unobstructed screen experience. Instead swipe to navigate your device. 1. From Settings, tap Display > Navigation bar > Swipe gestures to enable the feature. 2. Tap an option to customize: l More options: Choose a gesture type and sensitivity. l Gesture hint: Display lines at the bottom of the screen where each screen gesture is located. l Show button to hide keyboard: Show an icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to hide the keyboard when the device is in portrait mode. Customize your home screen The Home screen is the starting point for navigating your device. You can place your favorite apps and widgets here, in addition to setting up additional Home screens, removing screens, changing the order of screens, and choosing a main Home screen. App icons | Wallpaper | Themes | Icons | Widgets | Home screen settings | Easy mode | Status bar | Notification panel | Quick settings App icons Use app icons to launch an app from any Home screen. ◌ From Apps, touch and hold an app icon, and tap Add to Home. 17 Getting started
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To remove an icon: ◌ From a Home screen, touch and hold an app icon, and then tap Remove. NOTE Removing an icon does not delete the app, it just removes the icon from a Home screen. Wallpaper Change the look of the Home and Lock screens by choosing a favorite picture, video, or preloaded wallpaper. 1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen, and then tap Wallpaper and style. 2. Tap one of the following menus for available wallpapers: • My wallpapers: Choose from featured and downloaded wallpapers. • Gallery: Choose pictures and videos saved in the Gallery app. • Lock screen wallpaper services: Enable additional features including guide page and Dynamic Lock screen. • Color palette: Choose a palette based on colors from your wallpaper. • Apply Dark mode to Wallpaper: Enable to apply Dark mode to your wallpaper. • Explore more wallpapers: Find and download more wallpapers from Galaxy Themes. 3. Tap a picture or video to choose it. • If choosing a single picture, choose which screen or screens you want to apply the wallpaper to. • Videos and multiple pictures can only be applied to the Lock screen. • If choosing videos or pictures from the Gallery, tap on one or more items, and then tap Done. 4. Tap Set on Home screen, Set on Lock screen, or Set on Lock and Home screens (depending on which screens are applicable). • If applying a picture from the Gallery to both the Home and Lock screens, enable Sync my edits if you want any edits made to that wallpaper to be applied to both screens. 18 Getting started
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Themes Set a theme to be applied to your Home and Lock screens, wallpapers, and app icons. 1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen. 2. Tap Themes, and tap a theme to preview and download it. 3. Tap Menu > My stuff > Themes to see downloaded themes. 4. Tap a theme, and then tap Apply to apply the selected theme. Icons Apply different icon sets to replace the default icons. 1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen. 2. Tap Themes > Icons, and tap an icon set to preview and download it. 3. Tap Menu > My stuff > Icons to see downloaded icons. 4. Tap an icon, and then tap Apply to apply the selected icon set. Widgets Add widgets to your home screens for quick access to info or apps. 1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen. 2. Tap Widgets, and then tap a widget set to open it. 3. Swipe to the widget you want to add to the Home screen, and tap Add. Customize Widgets Once you have added a widget, you can customize where it's located and how it functions. ◌ From a Home screen, touch and hold a widget, and tap an option: • Remove: Delete a widget from your screen. • Settings: Customize the function or appearance of the widget. • App info: Review the widget usage, permissions, and more. 19 Getting started
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Home screen settings Customize your Home and Apps screens. 1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen. 2. Tap Settings to customize: • Home screen layout: Set your device to have separate Home and Apps screens, or only a Home screen where all apps are located. • Home screen grid: Choose a layout to determine how icons are arranged on the Home screen. • Apps screen grid: Choose a layout to determine how icons are arranged on the Apps screen. • Folder grid: Choose a layout to determine how folders are arranged. • Add media page to Home screen: When enabled swipe right from the Home screen to show a media page. Tap to view available media services. • Show Apps screen button on Home screen: Add a button to the Home screen for easy access to the Apps screen. • Lock Home screen layout: Prevent items on the Home screen from being removed or repositioned. • Add new apps to Home screen: Automatically add newly-downloaded apps to the Home screen. • Hide apps: Choose apps to hide from the Home and App screens. Return to this screen to restore hidden apps. Hidden apps are still installed and can appear as results in Finder searches. • App icon badges: Enable to show badges on apps with active notifications. You can also choose the badge style. • Swipe down for notification panel: Enable this feature to open the Notification panel by swiping down anywhere on the Home screen. • Rotate to landscape mode: Rotate the Home screen automatically when your device’s orientation is changed from portrait to landscape. • About Home screen: View version information. 20 Getting started
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Easy mode The Easy mode layout has larger text and icons, making for a more straightforward visual experience. Switch between the default screen layout and a simpler layout. Apps list 1. From Settings, tap Display > Easy mode. 2. Tap to enable this feature. The following options appear: • Touch and hold delay: Set how long it takes for a continuous touch to be recognized as a touch and hold. • High contrast keyboard: Choose a keyboard with high contrast colors. Getting started 21 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Status bar The Status bar provides device information on the right side and notification alerts on the left. Status icons Battery full Charging Mute Vibrate Airplane mode Bluetooth active Location active Alarm Notification icons Missed calls Call in progress New message Voicemail New email Download Upload App update Configure display options for the Status bar. TIP From Quick settings, tap More options > Status bar to configure settings for Status bar notifications. 22 Getting started
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Notification panel For quick access to notifications, settings, and more, simply open the Notification panel. Device settings Quick settings Notification cards View the Notification panel You can access the Notification panel from any screen. 1. Swipe down on the screen to display the Notification panel. • To open an item, tap it. • To clear a single notification, drag the notification left or right. Getting started 23 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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• To clear all notifications, tap Clear. • To customize notifications, tap Notification settings. 2. Drag upward from the bottom of the screen or tap Back to close the Notification panel. Quick settings The Notification panel provides quick access to device functions using Quick settings. The icons below show the most common settings available in Quick settings. Icon colors change when enabled and disabled. Other settings may be available on your device. 1. Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification panel. 2. Swipe down again from the top of the screen to display Quick settings. • Tap a quick setting icon to turn it on or off. • Touch and hold a quick setting icon to open the setting. Wi-Fi Sound Bluetooth Auto rotate Airplane mode Do not disturb Power saving Location Eye comfort shield Dark mode Quick settings options The following options are available in Quick settings. • Finder search: search the device. • Power off: Power off, Emergency mode, and Restart options. • Open settings: Quickly access the device's settings menu. • More options: Reorder Quick settings or change the button layout. • Device control: Control other devices when supported apps like SmartThings or Google Home are installed. 24 Getting started
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• Media output: Access the Media panel and control playback of connected audio and video devices. • Brightness slider: Drag to adjust the screen brightness. Bixby Bixby is a virtual assistant that learns, evolves, and adapts to you. It learns your routines, helps you set up reminders based on time and location, and is built in to your favorite apps. Visit samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/Bixby for more information. ◌ From a Home screen, press and hold the Side key. TIP You can also access Bixby from the Apps list. Bixby Routines You can use Bixby to show you information or change device settings based on where you are and what you are doing. 1. From Settings, tap Advanced features > Bixby Routines. 2. Tap Add routine and follow the prompts to create a new routine. Bixby Vision Bixby is integrated with your Camera, Gallery, and Internet apps to give you a deeper understanding of what you see. It provides contextual icons for translation, QR code detection, landmark recognition, or shopping. Camera Bixby Vision is available on the Camera viewfinder to help understand what you see. ◌ From Camera, tap More > Bixby Vision and follow the prompts. Gallery Bixby Vision can be used on pictures and images saved in the Gallery app. 1. From Gallery, tap a picture to view it. 2. Tap Bixby Vision and follow the prompts. 25 Getting started
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Internet Bixby Vision can help you find out more about an image you find in the Internet app. 1. From Internet, touch and hold an image until a pop-up menu is displayed. 2. Tap Search with Bixby Vision and follow the prompts. Digital wellbeing and parental controls You can monitor and manage your digital habits by getting a daily view of how frequently you use apps, how many notifications you receive, and how often you check your device. You can also set your device to help you wind down before going to bed. ◌ From Settings, tap Digital Wellbeing and parental controls for the following features: • Tap the Dashboard to view the following: – Screen time: View how long an app has been opened and used each day. – Notifications received: View how many notifications have been received from an app each day. – Times opened/Unlocks: View how many times an app has been opened each day. Your goals • Screen time: Set a screen time goal and view your daily average. • App timers: Set a daily limit for how long you use each app. Ways to disconnect • Focus mode: Limit app usage for set periods of time to avoid distractions from your device. • Bedtime mode: Schedule when to change the screen to grayscale and mute calls, alerts, and other sounds. 26 Getting started
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Comfort care • Volume monitor: Choose a sound source to monitor the volume and keep your ears safe. • Driving monitor: Monitor your screen time while connected to your car's bluetooth and see which apps you use the most. Check on your kids • Parental controls: Supervise your children’s digital life with Google’s Family Link app. You can choose apps, set content filters, keep an eye on screen time, and set screen time limits. Always On Display View missed calls and message alerts, check the time and date, and view other customized information without unlocking your device using Always On Display (AOD). 1. From Settings, tap Lock screen > Always On Display. 2. Tap to enable the feature, and then set the following options: • Choose when to show a clock and notifications on the screen when your device is not in use. • Clock style: Change the style and color options for the clock on the Lock screen and Always on Display. • Show music information: Show music details when the FaceWidgets music controller is in use. • Screen orientation: Display the AOD in portrait or landscape mode. • Auto brightness: Automatically adjust the brightness of Always On Display. • About Always On Display: View the current software version and license information. NOTE Some display settings can appear on both the Lock screen and Always On Display. For more information, see Clock and information. 27 Getting started
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AOD themes Apply custom themes for Always On Display. 1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen, and tap Themes > AODs. • Tap an AOD to preview and download it to My Always On Displays. 2. Tap Menu > My stuff > AODs to see downloaded themes. 3. Tap an AOD, and then tap Apply. Biometric security Use biometrics to securely unlock your device and log in to accounts. Face recognition You can enable Face Recognition to unlock your screen. To use your face to unlock your device, you must set a pattern, PIN, or password. • Face recognition is less secure than Pattern, PIN, or Password. Your device could be unlocked by someone or something that looks like your image. • Some conditions may affect face recognition, including wearing glasses, hats, beards, or heavy make-up. • When registering your face, ensure that you are in a well-lit area and the camera lens is clean. 1. From Settings, tap Biometrics and security > Face recognition. 2. Follow the prompts to register your face. Face recognition management Customize how face recognition works. ◌ From Settings, tap Biometrics and security > Face recognition. • Remove face data: Delete existing faces. • Add alternative appearance to enhance recognition: Enhance face recognition by adding an alternative appearance. • Face unlock: Enable or disable face recognition security. 28 Getting started
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• Stay on Lock screen until swipe: When you unlock your device with face recognition, stay on the Lock screen until you swipe the screen. • Faster recognition: Turn on for faster face recognition. Turn off to increase security and make it harder to unlock using an image or video of your likeness. • Require open eyes: Facial recognition will only recognize your face when your eyes are open. • Brighten screen: Increase the screen brightness temporarily so that your face can be recognized in dark conditions. • About unlocking with biometrics: Learn additional information about securing your device with biometrics. • About face recognition: Learn additional information about securing your device with face recognition. Fingerprint scanner Use fingerprint recognition as an alternative to entering passwords in certain apps. You can also use your fingerprint to verify your identity when logging in to your Samsung account. To use your fingerprint to unlock your device, you must set a pattern, PIN, or password. 1. From Settings, tap Biometrics and security > Fingerprints. 2. Follow the prompts to register your fingerprint. Fingerprint management Add, delete, and rename fingerprints. ◌ From Settings, tap Biometrics and security > Fingerprints for the following options: • The list of registered fingerprints is at the top of this list. You can tap a fingerprint to remove or rename it. • Add fingerprint: Simply follow the prompts to register another fingerprint. • Check added fingerprints: Scan your fingerprint to see if it has been registered. 29 Getting started
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Fingerprint verification settings Use fingerprint recognition to verify your identity in supported apps and actions. ◌ From Settings, tap Biometrics and security > Fingerprints. • Fingerprint unlock: Use your fingerprint for identification when unlocking your device. • Fingerprint always on: Scan your fingerprint even when the screen is off. • Show icon when screen is off: Show the fingerprint icon when the screen is off. • Show animation when unlocking: Show an animation when you use fingerprint verification. • About unlocking with biometrics: Read details on the requirements each biometric security feature has for using your pattern, PIN, or password as a backup. • About fingerprints: Learn additional information about securing your device with fingerprints. Biometrics settings Configure your preferences for biometric security options. ◌ From Settings, tap Biometrics and security > More biometrics settings for the following: • Show unlock transition effect: Show a transition effect when you use biometrics to unlock your device. • Biometrics security patch: View the software version of the biometric security features. 30 Getting started
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Mobile continuity Access storage and other functions of your device across compatible mobile devices and computers. Link to Windows Achieve mobile continuity between your Samsung device and Windows-based PCs. Get instant access to your device’s photos, messages, and more on a PC by linking your devices. Pictures • Drag and drop pictures to Windows. • Open and edit pictures in the Your Photos app. • Share images with your contacts through Windows. Messages (SMS/MMS) • MMS group messaging support. • Integration with Windows Emoji Picker. • Get a Windows pop-up when receiving a new message. Notifications • See and manage phone notifications from your PC. • Exclude notifications from individual phone apps. • Get a Windows pop-up when receiving a new notification. App mirroring • Live stream your phone screen on your PC. • Interact with your phone using the keyboard and mouse. • Use Windows Accessibility. 31 Getting started
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Link your device to your computer 1. From Settings, tap Advanced features > Link to Windows. 2. Follow the prompts to connect your device to your PC. TIP You can also enable this feature from the Quick settings menu. Continue apps on other devices This feature allows you to pick up where you left off on your Galaxy devices that are signed in to your Samsung account. The Samsung Internet and Samsung Notes apps are supported. 1. From Settings, tap Advanced features > Continue apps on other devices. 2. Tap to turn on the feature. Connection occurs automatically. 3. Sign in to your Samsung account on your Galaxy devices. 32 Getting started
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Multi window Multitask by using multiple apps at the same time. Apps that support Multi window ™ can be displayed together on a split screen. You can switch between the apps and adjust the size of their windows. Split screen control 1. From any screen, tap Recent apps. 2. Tap the app icon, and then tap Open in split screen view. 3. Tap an app in the other window to add it to the split screen view. • Drag the middle of the window border to adjust the window size. Getting started 33 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Window controls The Window controls modify the way app windows are displayed in split screen view. 1. Drag the middle of the window border to resize the windows. 2. Tap the middle of the window border for the following options: • Switch window: Swap the two windows. • Add app combo to Edge panel: Create and add an app pair shortcut to the Apps panel on the Edge screen. 34 Getting started
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Edge panels The Edge panels feature a variety of customizable panels that can be accessed from the edge of the screen. Edge panels can be used to access apps, tasks, and contacts, as well as view news, sports, and other information. Apps panel | Configure Edge panels | Edge panel position and style | About Edge panels ◌ From Settings, tap Display > Edge panels, tap to enable this feature. Edge handle Swipe to the center of the screen to open the Edge panels. Apps panel You can add apps to the Apps panel. 1. From any screen, drag the Edge handle to the center of the screen. Swipe until the Apps panel is displayed. 2. Tap an app or app pair shortcut to open it. You can also tap Options button > All apps for the complete app list. l To open additional windows in pop-up view, drag the app icon from the Apps panel to the open screen. Getting started 35 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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To configure Apps panel: 1. From any screen, drag the Edge handle to the center of the screen. Swipe until the Apps panel is displayed. 2. Tap Options button > Edit to add other apps to the Apps panel. • To add an app to the Apps panel, find it on the left side of the screen and tap it to add it to an available space on the right column. • To create a folder shortcut, drag an app from the left side of the screen on top of an app in the columns on the right. • To change the order of the apps on the panel, drag each app to the desired location. • To remove an app, tap Remove. 3. Tap Back to save changes. Configure Edge panels You can customize the Edge panels. 1. From Settings, tap Display > Edge panels > Panels. 2. The following options are available: • Checkbox: Enable or disable each panel. • Edit (if available): Configure individual panels. • Search: Find panels that are either installed or available to install. • More options: – Reorder: Change the order of the panels by dragging them to the left or right. – Uninstall: Remove a downloaded Edge panel from your device. – Hide on Lock screen: Choose panels to hide on the Lock screen when a secure screen lock is set. • Galaxy Store: Search for and download more Edge panels from Galaxy Store. 3. Tap Back to save changes. 36 Getting started
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Edge panel position and style You can change the position of the Edge handle. ◌ From Settings, tap Display > Edge panels > Handle for the following options: • Edge handle: Drag to change the position of the Edge handle along the edge of the screen. • Position: Choose either Right or Left to set which side the Edge screen displays on. • Lock handle position: Enable to prevent the handle position from being moved when touched and held. • Style: Choose a color for the Edge handle. • Transparency: Drag the slider to adjust the transparency of the Edge handle. • Size: Drag the slider to adjust the size of the Edge handle. • Width: Drag the slider to adjust the width of the Edge handle. About Edge panels You can view the current software version and license information for the Edge panels feature. ◌ From Settings, tap Display > Edge panels > About Edge panels. 37 Getting started
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Enter text Text can be entered using a keyboard or your voice. Expand toolbar Getting started 38 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Toolbar The toolbar provides quick access to features of the keyboard. Options may vary by carrier. ◌ From the Samsung keyboard, tap Expand toolbar for the following options: • Expression: Explore different types of emojis, GIFs, create custom combined emojis, and more. • Clipboard: Access the clipboard. • Modes: Select a keyboard layout. • Voice input: Use Samsung voice input. • Settings: Access keyboard settings. • Search: Locate specific words or phrases in your conversations. • Translate: Type words or sentences in the keyboard to translate them into another language. • Samsung Pass: Use biometrics for quick, secure access to your personal data and online accounts. • Spotify: Add music from Spotify ™ . • YouTube: Add videos from YouTube. • Emojis: Insert an emoji. • GIFs: Add animated GIFs. • Bitmoji: Create your own personal emoji and use it in stickers. • Mojitok: Create your own stickers or insert automatically suggested ones. • AR Emoji: Create your own personal emoji and use it in stickers you can share. • Keyboard size: Adjust the height and width of the keyboard. • Text editing: Use an editing panel to help pinpoint text that you want to cut, copy, and paste. 39 Getting started
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Configure the Samsung keyboard Set customized options for the Samsung keyboard. ◌ From the Samsung keyboard, tap Settings for the following options: • Languages and types: Set the keyboard type and choose which languages are available on the keyboard. – To switch between languages, swipe the Space bar left or right. Smart typing • Predictive text: As you type see suggested words and phrases. • Suggest emojis: Include emojis when using predictive text. • Suggest stickers while typing: View recommended stickers while you are typing. • Auto replace: Automatically replace what you type with predictive text recommendations. • Suggest text corrections: Underline misspelled words in red and suggest corrections. • Text shortcuts: Create shortcuts for frequently used phrases. • More typing options: Customize additional typing options. Style and layout • Keyboard toolbar: View or hide the keyboard toolbar. • High contrast keyboard: Adjust the size of the Samsung keyboard and change its colors to increase the contrast between the keys and the background. • Theme: Choose a theme for your keyboard. • Mode: Choose between portrait and landscape mode. • Size and transparency: Adjust the size and transparency of the keyboard. • Layout: Display numbers and special characters on the keyboard. • Font size: Drag the slider to adjust the font size. • Custom symbols: Change the symbol shortcuts on the keyboard. 40 Getting started
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Other settings l Swipe, touch, and feedback: Customize gestures and feedback. l Select third-party content to use: Enable third-party keyboard features. l Reset to default settings: Return keyboard to original settings and clear personalized data. l About Samsung keyboard: View version and legal information for the Samsung keyboard. l Contact us: Contact Samsung support through Samsung Members. 41 Getting started
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Use Samsung voice input Instead of typing, enter text by speaking. ◌ From the Samsung keyboard, tap Voice input and speak your text. Return to keyboard Open settings Getting started 42 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Configure Samsung voice input Set customized options for Samsung voice input. 1. From the Samsung keyboard, tap Voice input. 2. Tap Settings for options. • Keyboard language: Choose the language for the keyboard. • Voice input language: Select the language for Samsung voice input. • Hide offensive words: Hide potentially offensive words with asterisks. • About Samsung voice input: View version and legal information for Samsung voice input. Emergency mode Use Emergency mode to access helpful emergency features and conserve your device’s power during an emergency situation. To save battery power, Emergency mode: • Restricts application usage to only essential applications and those you select. • Turns off connectivity features and Mobile data when the screen is off. Activate Emergency mode To activate Emergency mode: 1. Press and hold the Side and Volume down keys at the same time. 2. Tap Emergency mode. • When accessing for the first time, read and accept the terms and conditions. 3. Tap Turn on. TIP You can also access Emergency mode from the Settings menu. From Settings, tap Safety and emergency > Emergency mode and follow the prompts. 43 Getting started
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Emergency mode features While in Emergency mode, only the following apps and features are available on the Home screen. Options may vary by carrier. l Estimated battery life: Displays estimated remaining battery charge time based on current battery charge and usage. l Flashlight: Use the device’s flash as a steady source of light. l Emergency alarm: Sound an audible siren. l Phone: Launch the call screen. l Share/Message my location: Send your location information to your emergency contacts. l Internet/Chrome: Launch the web browser. l Emergency call: Dial the emergency telephone number (for example, 911). This kind of call can be made even without activated service. l More options: – Turn off Emergency mode: Disable Emergency mode and return to standard mode. – Edit apps: Add or remove apps from the screen. – Emergency contacts: Manage your medical profile and ICE (In Case of Emergency) group contacts. – Settings: Configure the available settings. Only a limited number of settings are enabled in Emergency mode. Turn off Emergency mode When emergency mode is turned off, the device returns to standard mode. ◌ Tap More options, and tap Turn off Emergency mode. 44 Getting started
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45 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only. Camera and Gallery You can capture high-quality pictures and videos using the Camera app. Images and videos are stored in the Gallery, where you can view and edit them. Camera Navigate the camera screen | Configure shooting mode | AR Zone | Single take | Record videos | Camera settings Gallery View pictures | Edit pictures | Play video | Edit video | Share pictures and videos | Delete pictures and videos | Group similar images | Take a screenshot | Screen recorder
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Camera You can capture high-quality pictures and videos using the Camera app. ◌ From Apps, tap Camera. TIP Quickly press the Side key twice to open the Camera app. Shooting modes Settings Gallery Switch cameras Capture Zoom Camera and Gallery 46 Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.
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Navigate the camera screen Take stunning pictures with your device’s front and rear cameras. 1. From Camera, set up your shot with the following features: • Tap the screen where you want the camera to focus. – When you tap the screen, a brightness scale appears. Drag the slider to adjust the brightness. • To quickly switch between the front and rear cameras, swipe the screen up or down. • To zoom at a precise level, tap 1x and tap an option at the bottom of the screen (rear camera only). • To change to a different shooting mode, swipe the screen right or left. • To change camera settings, tap Settings. 2. Tap Capture. Configure shooting mode Allow the camera to determine the ideal mode for your pictures or choose from several shooting modes. ◌ From Camera, swipe the screen right and left to change shooting modes. • Fun: Change your look and reimagine your world with unique Snapchat Lenses. • Portrait: Adjust the background of your shots for portrait photos. • Photo: Allow the camera to determine the ideal settings for pictures. • Video: Allow the camera to determine the ideal settings for videos. • More: Choose other available shooting modes. Tap Add to drag modes into or out of the shooting modes tray at the bottom of the Camera screen. – Pro: Manually adjust the ISO sensitivity, exposure value, white balance, and color tone while taking pictures. – Pro video: Manually adjust the ISO sensitivity, exposure value, white balance, and color tone while recording videos. – Single take: Capture multiple pictures and video clips from different angles. 47 Camera and Gallery
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– Panorama: Create a linear image by taking pictures in either a horizontal or vertical direction. – Night: Use this to take photos in low-light conditions, without using the flash. – Food: Take pictures that emphasize the vivid colors of food. – Macro: Capture close-up images of objects from 3-5 cm away. – Super slow-mo: Record videos at an extremely high frame rate for viewing in high quality slow motion. You can play a specific section of each video in slow motion after recording it. – Slow motion: Record videos at a high frame rate for viewing in slow motion. – Hyperlapse: Create a time lapse video by recording at various frame rates. The frame rate is adjusted depending on the scene being recorded and the movement of the device. AR Zone Access all of your Augmented Reality (AR) features in one place. ◌ From Camera, swipe to More, and then tap AR Zone. The following features are available: • AR Emoji Studio: Use AR tools to create and customize your My Emoji avatar. • AR Emoji Camera: Use the camera to create your My Emoji avatar. • AR Emoji Stickers: Add AR stickers to your My Emoji avatar. • AR Doodle: Enhance videos by adding line drawings or handwriting to your environment. AR Doodle tracks faces and space so they move with you. • Deco Pic: Decorate photos or videos in real time with the camera. 48 Camera and Gallery
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Single take Capture more in each shot by taking both photos and videos at the same time. This shooting mode uses AI to create high-quality images and videos from multiple angles. The number of images and videos may vary. 1. From Camera, swipe to More > Single take. 2. Tap Record and pan around the scene to capture multiple angles and views. The videos and images will be saved as a single entry in the Gallery. Record videos Record smooth lifelike videos using your device. 1. From Camera, swipe to Video. 2. Tap Record to begin recording a video. • To take a picture while recording, tap Capture. • To temporarily stop recording, tap Pause. To continue recording, tap Resume. 3. Tap Stop when you are finished recording. Camera settings Use the icons on the main camera screen and the settings menu to configure your camera’s settings. ◌ From Camera, tap Settings for the following options: Intelligent features • Scene optimizer: Automatically adjust the color settings of your pictures to match the subject matter. • Shot suggestions: Get on-screen guides to help you line up great shots. • Scan QR codes: Automatically detect QR codes when using the camera. 49 Camera and Gallery
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Pictures • Swipe Shutter button to: Choose to either take a burst shot or create a GIF when you swipe the shutter to the nearest edge. • High efficiency pictures: Save pictures as high efficiency images to save space. Some sharing sites may not support this format. Selfies • Save selfies as previewed: Save selfies as they appear in the preview without flipping them. Videos • Auto FPS: Record brighter videos in low-light conditions by automatically optimizing the frame rate in Video mode. • Video stabilization: Activate anti-shake to keep the focus steady when the camera is moving. • Reduce file size: Record videos in HEVC format to save space. Other devices or sharing sites may not support playback of this format. General • Auto HDR: Capture more detail in the bright and dark areas of your shots. • Grid lines: Display viewfinder grid lines to help compose a picture or video. • Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to your pictures and videos. • Shooting methods: – Press Volume keys to: Use the Volume keys to take pictures, record video, zoom, or control system volume. – Voice commands: Take pictures speaking key words. – Floating shutter button: Add an extra shutter button that you can move anywhere on the screen. – Show palm: Hold your hand out with your palm facing the camera to have your picture taken in a few seconds. • Settings to keep: Choose whether to launch Camera with the same shooting mode, selfie angle, and filters as the last time. 50 Camera and Gallery
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• Storage location: Select a memory location. – A memory card (not included) must be installed to view Storage location. • Watermark: Add a watermark to the bottom left corner of your pictures. • Shutter sound: Play a tone when taking a picture. • Show Snapchat Lenses in Fun mode: Enable to add Snapchat filters and lenses to Fun mode. • Privacy Notice: View Samsung's privacy information. • Permissions: View required and optional permissions for the Camera app. • Reset settings: Reset the Camera settings. • Contact us: Contact Samsung support through Samsung Members. • About Camera: View app and software information. 51 Camera and Gallery
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