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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Smartphone
  • Model/name: Galaxy J5
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German

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www.samsung.com
User Manual
English. 06/2015. Rev.1.0
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SM-J500G/DS
SM-J500H/DD
SM-J500F/DS
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Table of Contents
Basics
4	 Read me first
5	 Package contents
6	 Device layout
8	Battery
13	 SIM or USIM card
17	 Memory card
18	 Turning the device on and off
19	Touchscreen
22	 Home screen
27	 Lock screen
28	 Notification panel
30	 Entering text
32	 Screen capture
32	 Opening apps
32	 Device and data management
Applications
36	 Installing or uninstalling apps
37	Phone
41	Contacts
42	Messages
44	Internet
45	Email
46	Camera
52	Gallery
54	 Smart Manager
56	 S Planner
58	Video
59	 Voice Recorder
60	 My Files
60	Memo
61	Clock
62	Calculator
63	Radio
64	 Google apps
Settings
66	Introduction
66	Wi-Fi
68	Bluetooth
69	 Flight mode
70	 Mobile hotspot and tethering
71	 Data usage
71	 SIM card manager (dual SIM models)
72	 Mobile networks
72	 NFC and payment (NFC-enabled
models)
75	 More connection settings
76	 Sounds and notifications
76	Display
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77	Applications
77	Wallpaper
77	Themes
77	 Lock screen and security
78	Privacy
78	 Easy mode
79	Accessibility
80	Accounts
81	 Backup and reset
81	 Language and input
82	Battery
82	Storage
82	Accessories
83	 Date and time
83	 User manual
83	 About device
Appendix
84	Troubleshooting
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Basics
Read me first
Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.
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Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
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Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider,
model specifications, or device’s software.
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Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly
depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
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Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
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Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the device or apps to work improperly.
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Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device
are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other
purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal
use of media.
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You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services depending on your data plan. For
large data transfers, it is recommended to use theWi-Fi feature.
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Default apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be
supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with
the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service
providers.
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Modifying the device’s operating system or installing softwares from unofficial sources
may result in device malfunctions and data corruption or loss.These actions are violations
of your Samsung licence agreement and will void your warranty.
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Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Notice: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Package contents
Check the product box for the following items:
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Device
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Battery
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Quick start guide
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The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary
depending on the region or service provider.
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The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible
with other devices.
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Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the device before purchase.
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Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause
the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
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Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Device layout
Headset jack
Back key
Front camera
Proximity/Light sensor
Speaker
Power key
Multipurpose jack
Touchscreen
Recents key
Microphone
Home key
Flash
Main antenna
Loud speaker
Volume key
NFC antenna
(NFC-enabled models)
Rear camera
Back cover
GPS antenna
Flash
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Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects.This may cause
connectivity problems or drain the battery.
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Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen
protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.
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Do not allow water to contact the touchscreen.The touchscreen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
Keys
Key Function
Power
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Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
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Press to turn on or lock the screen.
Recents • 	
Tap to open the list of recent apps.
Home
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Press to turn on the screen while the screen is locked.
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Press to return to the Home screen.
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Press and hold to launch Google.
Back • 	
Tap to return to the previous screen.
Volume • 	
Press to adjust the device volume.
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Battery
Installing the battery
1	 Remove the back cover.
Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover.
Do not bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
2	 Insert the battery with the battery’s gold-coloured contacts properly aligned with the
device’s contacts.
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3	 Replace the back cover.
Removing the battery
1	 Remove the back cover.
2	 Pull out the battery.
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Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended
periods.
Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or
cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device.
1	 Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor, and then plug the end of the USB cable
into the multipurpose jack.
Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
2	 Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
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3	 After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger
from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use.The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power.The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and easily accessible while charging.
Viewing the remaining charging time
While charging, open the Home screen and tap Apps → Settings → Battery.
The actual charging time may vary depending on the status of your device and the
charging conditions.The remaining charging time may not be displayed when you
charge the device in very cold or very hot conditions.
Reducing the battery consumption
Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power.
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Optimise the device using the Smart manager.
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When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power key.
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Activate power saving mode.
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Close unnecessary apps.
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Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use.
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Deactivate theWi-Fi feature when not in use.
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Deactivate auto-syncing of apps.
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Decrease the backlight time.
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Decrease the screen brightness.
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Battery charging tips and precautions
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When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
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If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on immediately
when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes
before turning on the device.
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If you use multiple apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection to
another device, the battery will drain quickly.To avoid disconnecting from the network
or losing power during a data transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the
battery.
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Using a power source other than the USB power adaptor, such as a computer, may result
in a slower charging speed due to a lower electric current.
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The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the
battery.
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If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touchscreen may not
function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
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While charging, the device and the charger may heat up.This is normal and should not
affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the
charger may stop charging.
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If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung
Service Centre.
Power saving mode
Save the battery power by limiting the device’s functions.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Battery → Power saving mode, and then tap
the switch to activate it.
To automatically activate power saving mode when the remaining battery power reaches the
preset level, tap Start power saving and select an option.
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Ultra power saving mode
Use this mode to extend the device’s battery power. In ultra power saving mode, the device
performs the following:
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Restricts the available apps to essential and selected apps only.
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Deactivates the mobile data connection when the screen turns off.
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Deactivates theWi-Fi and Bluetooth features.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Battery → Ultra power saving mode, and
then tap the switch to activate it.
To deactivate ultra power saving mode, tap MORE → Disable ultra power saving mode.
The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs
out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating
conditions.
SIM or USIM card
Installing the SIM or USIM card
Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider.
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Only microSIM cards work with the device.
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Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For
more information about service availability, contact your service provider.
1	 Remove the back cover and battery.
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2	 ► Single SIM models: Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts
facing downwards.
► Dual SIM models: Insert the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing
downwards.
Insert the primary SIM or USIM card into SIM card slot 1 ( 1 ) and the secondary SIM or
USIM card into SIM card slot 2 ( 2 ).
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Do not insert a memory card into the SIM card slot. If a memory card happens to
be lodged in the SIM card slot, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to
remove the memory card.
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Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not
responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards.
3	 Replace the battery and back cover.
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Removing the SIM or USIM card
1	 Remove the back cover and battery.
2	 Pull out the SIM or USIM card.
► Single SIM models:
► Dual SIM models:
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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. Select a SIM or USIM card
and tap the switch to activate it.
Changing the display name and icon of SIM or USIM cards
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → SIM card manager. Select a SIM or USIM card,
tap Name or Icon. Set a display name and icon for each card.
Switching between cards
When two SIM or USIM cards are activated, card selection icons appear on the dashboard of
the notification panel. Open the notification panel and then select a card.
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Memory card
Installing a memory card
Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 128 GB. Depending on the
memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your
device.
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Some 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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Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up.
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The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards.When
inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the
memory card.
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Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards.
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When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory
appears in the My Files → SD card folder.
1	 Remove the back cover and battery.
2	 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
3	 Replace the battery and back cover.
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Removing the memory card
Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Storage → Unmount SD card.
1	 Remove the back cover and battery.
2	 Pull out the memory card.
3	 Replace the battery and back cover.
Do not remove the memory card while the device is transferring or accessing
information. Doing so can cause data to be lost or corrupted or damage to the
memory card or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses that result from the
misuse of damaged memory cards, including the loss of data.
Formatting the memory card
A memory card formatted on a computer may not be compatible with the device. Format the
memory card on the device.
On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → Storage → Format SD card → FORMAT SD
CARD → ERASE EVERYTHING.
Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all
important data stored in the memory card.The manufacturer’s warranty does not
cover loss of data resulting from user actions.
Turning the device on and off
Press and hold the Power key 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.
To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off.
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If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the
Volume key down simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
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Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas
where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
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Touchscreen
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Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
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To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
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The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which
are outside of the touch input area.
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Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages
(screen burn-in) or ghosting.Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use the
device.
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It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touchscreen.
Tapping
To open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character
using the keyboard on the screen, tap it with your finger.
Tapping and holding
Tap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options.
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Dragging
To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.
Double-tapping
Double-tap on a webpage or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.
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Swiping
Swipe to the left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to view other panels. Swipe
upwards or downwards 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.
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Home screen
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.
To view other panels, swipe to the left or right, or tap one of the screen indicators at the
bottom of the screen.
A widget
An app
Screen indicators
Favourite apps Apps screen icon
A folder
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Home screen options
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access
the available options. Customise the Home screen by adding, deleting, or rearranging Home
screen panels.You can also set the Home screen wallpaper, add widgets to the Home screen,
and more.
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Wallpapers: Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen.
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Widgets: Add widgets to the Home screen.Widgets are small apps that launch specific
app functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen.
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Themes: Change the device’s theme.Visual elements of interface, such as colours, icons,
and wallpapers, will change depending on the selected theme.
Adding items
Tap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then drag it to the Home screen.
To add widgets, tap and hold an empty area on the Home screen, tap Widgets, tap and hold a
widget, and then drag it to the Home screen.
Moving and removing an item
Tap and hold an item on the Home screen, and then drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home
screen.
To remove an item, tap and hold the item.Then, drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.
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Creating folders
1	 On the Home screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
2	 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps.
A new folder containing the selected apps will be created.
3	 Enter a folder name.
To change the folder colour, tap .
To add more apps to the folder, tap and hold another app, and then drag it to the folder.
Managing panels
On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel.
To add a panel, swipe to the left, 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.
To set a panel as the main Home screen, tap .
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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, swipe to the
left or right, or select a screen indicator at the bottom of the screen.
Moving items
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
On the Apps screen, tap EDIT.Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.
To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
Creating folders
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
1	 On the Apps screen, tap EDIT.
2	 Tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
3	 Drop the app when a folder frame appears around the apps.
A new folder containing the selected apps will be created.
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4	 Enter a folder name.
To change the folder colour, tap .
To add more apps to the folder, tap and hold another app, and then drag it to the folder.
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.
Icon Meaning
No signal
/ Signal strength
/ Currently accessing SIM or USIM card (dual SIM models)
Roaming (outside of normal service area)
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
HSPA+ network connected
/ LTE network connected (LTE-enabled models)
Wi-Fi connected
Bluetooth feature activated
GPS activated
Call in progress
Missed call
New text or multimedia message
Alarm activated
Mute mode activated
Vibration mode activated
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Icon Meaning
Flight mode activated
Error occurred or caution required
Battery power level
Lock screen
Pressing the Power key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and
automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period.
To unlock the screen, press the Power key or the Home key and swipe in any direction.
You can change the way that you lock the screen to prevent others from accessing your
personal information.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Lock screen and security → Screen lock type, 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.
Set a backup PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.
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PIN
A PIN consists of numbers only. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password
again to verify it.
Password
A password consists of characters and numbers. Enter at least four characters including
numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Notification panel
Using the notification panel
When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear
on the status bar.To see more information about the icons, open the notification panel and
view the details.
To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards.To close the notification panel,
swipe upwards on the screen.
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You can use the following functions on the notification panel.
► Single SIM models:
Launch Settings.
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
Clear all notifications.
Maximise brightness for better
visibility in bright conditions.
Rearrange quick setting buttons.
Quick setting buttons
Adjust the brightness.
► Dual SIM models:
Launch Settings.
Tap a notification and perform
various actions.
Clear all notifications.
Maximise brightness for better
visibility in bright conditions.
Rearrange quick setting buttons.
Quick setting buttons
Adjust the brightness.
Select a SIM or USIM card.
Using quick setting buttons
Tap quick setting buttons to activate some features. Swipe to the left or right on the buttons
area to view more buttons.To view more detailed settings, tap and hold a button.
To rearrange buttons, tap EDIT, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to another location.
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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.
Break to the next line.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter punctuation marks.
Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap
it twice.
Enter a space.
Change the keyboard settings.
Changing the input language
Tap → Select input languages, and then select the languages to use.When you select
two or more languages, you can switch between the input languages by swiping to the left or
right on the space key.
Changing the keyboard layout
Tap , select a language under Input languages, and then select a keyboard layout to use.
On 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters.To enter a character, tap the
corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears.
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Additional keyboard functions
Tap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of the icon
depending on the last function that was used.
• 	 : Enter text by voice.
Open the keyboard.
Start or pause entering text by
voice.
• 	 : Enter emoticons.
• 	 : Change the keyboard settings.
Copying and pasting
1	 Tap and hold over text.
2	 Drag or to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text.
3	 Tap Copy or Cut.
The selected text is copied to the clipboard.
4	 Tap and hold where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste.
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Screen capture
Capture a screenshot while using the device.
Press and hold the Home key and the Power key simultaneously.You can view captured
images in Gallery.
It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.
Opening apps
On the Home screen or the Apps screen, select an app icon to open it.
To open an app from the list of recently used apps, tap and select a recent app window.
Closing an app
Tap and drag a recent app window to the left or right to close it.To close all running apps,
tap CLOSE ALL.
Device and data management
Transferring data from your previous device
You can transfer data from a previous device to your new device via Samsung Smart Switch.
The following versions of Samsung Smart Switch are available.
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Mobile version:Transfer data between mobile devices.You can download the app from
Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
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Computer version:Transfer data between your device and a computer.You can download
the app from www.samsung.com/smartswitch.
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Samsung Smart Switch is not supported on some devices or computers.
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Limitations apply.Visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung
takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to
transfer.
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Transferring data from a mobile device
Transfer data from your previous device to your new device.
Download and install Smart Switch from Galaxy Apps or Play Store.
Launch Smart Switch and follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your
previous device.
Transferring data from a computer
Back up data from your previous device to a computer and import the data to your new
device.
1	 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download Smart Switch.
2	 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using a
program provided by the device’s manufacturer.Then, skip to the fifth step.
3	 Connect your previous device to the computer using the USB cable.
4	 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device.
Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer.
5	 Connect your new device to the computer using the USB cable.
6	 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your new device.
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Using the device as a removable disk for data transfer
Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice
versa.
Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device when you are transferring files.
Doing so may cause data loss or device damage.
The devices may not connect properly if they are connected via a USB hub. Directly
connect the device to the computer’s USB port.
1	 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable.
2	 Open the notification panel, and then tap Connected as a media device → Media
device (MTP).
Tap Camera (PTP) if your computer does not support MediaTransfer Protocol (MTP) or
not have any appropriate driver installed.
3	 Transfer files between your device and the computer.
Updating the device
The device can be updated to the latest software.
Updating over the air
The device can be directly updated to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air (FOTA)
service.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → About device → Software update → Update now.
To automatically check for available updates, tap the Auto update switch to activate
it.To download updates only when aWi-Fi connection is activated, tap the Wi-Fi only
switch to activate it.
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Updating with Smart Switch
Connect the device to a computer and update the device to the latest software.
1	 On the computer, visit www.samsung.com/smartswitch to download and install Smart
Switch.
2	 On the computer, launch Smart Switch.
3	 Connect the device to the computer using a USB cable.
4	 If a software update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to update the device.
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Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
updating.
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While updating the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process. Before updating, disconnect all
other media devices from the computer.
Backing up and restoring data
Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device.You can back up
your sensitive information to a backup account and access it later.You must sign in to your
Google account to back up or restore data. Refer to Accounts for more information.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset, and then tap the Back up my data
switch to activate it.Tap Backup account and select an account as the backup account.
To restore data using a Google account, tap the Automatic restore switch to activate it.When
you reinstall apps, backed up settings and data will be restored.
Performing a data reset
Delete all settings and data on the device. Before performing a factory data reset, ensure you
back up all important data stored on the device. Refer to Backing up and restoring data for
more information.
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Backup and reset → Factory data reset → RESET
DEVICE → ERASE EVERYTHING.The device automatically restarts.
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Installing or uninstalling apps
Galaxy Apps
Purchase and download apps.You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung
Galaxy devices.
Tap Galaxy Apps on the Apps screen.
This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap SEARCH 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.
To change the auto update settings, tap → Settings → Auto update apps, and
then select an option.
Play Store
Purchase and download apps.
Tap Play Store on the Apps screen.
Installing apps
Browse apps by category or tap the search field 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.
To change the auto update settings, tap → Settings → Auto-update apps, and
then select an option.
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Managing apps
Uninstalling or disabling apps
On the Apps screen, tap EDIT.The icon appears on the apps that you can disable or
uninstall. Select an app and tap DISABLE or OK. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap
Settings → Applications → Application manager, select an app, and then tap DISABLE or
UNINSTALL.
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DISABLE: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the device.
• 	
UNINSTALL: Uninstall downloaded apps.
Enabling apps
On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Applications → Application manager, scroll to
DISABLED, select an app, and then tap ENABLE.
Phone
Introduction
Make or answer voice and video calls.
Making calls
1	 Tap Phone on the Apps screen.
2	 Enter a phone number.
If the keypad does not appear on the screen, tap to open the keypad.
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3	 ► Single SIM models:Tap to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call.
Add the number to the contacts
list. Preview the phone number.
Hide the keypad.
Delete a preceding character.
Access additional options.
► Dual SIM models:Tap or to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call.
Add the number to the contacts
list. Preview the phone number.
Hide the keypad.
Delete a preceding character.
Access additional options.
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Making calls from the locked screen
On the locked screen, drag outside the large circle.
Making calls from call logs or contacts list
Tap LOG or CONTACTS, and then swipe to the right on a contact or a phone number to make
a call.
Making an international call
1	 Tap to open the keypad if the keypad does not appear on the screen.
2	 Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears.
3	 ► Single SIM models: Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then
tap .
► Dual SIM models: Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then
tap or .
Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag outside the large circle.
Rejecting a call
When a call comes in, drag outside the large circle.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the reject message bar upwards.
To create various rejection messages, open the Apps screen and tap Phone → MORE →
Settings → Call rejection → Rejection messages, enter a message, and then tap .
Missed calls
If a call is missed, the icon appears on the status bar. Open the notification panel to view
the list of missed calls. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Phone → LOG to view missed
calls.
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Options during calls
During a voice call
The following actions are available:
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Add call: Dial a second call.
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Extra volume: Increase the volume.
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Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device.
• 	
Hold: Hold a call.Tap Resume to retrieve the held call.
• 	
Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone.When using the speakerphone, keep
the device away from your ears.
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Keypad / Hide: Open or close the keypad.
• 	
Mute:Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
• 	
Email: Send an email.
• 	
Message: Send a message.
• 	
Internet: Browse webpages.
• 	
Contacts: Open the contacts list.
• 	
S Planner: Open the calendar.
• 	
Memo: Create a memo.
• 	 : End the current call.
During a video call
Tap the screen to use the following options:
• 	 : Switch between the front and rear cameras.
• 	 : End the current call.
• 	 :Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you.
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Contacts
Introduction
Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device.
Adding contacts
Creating contacts manually
1	 Tap Contacts on the Apps screen.
2	 Tap and select a storage location.
3	 Enter contact information.
• 	 : Add an image.
• 	 / : Add or delete a contact field.
4	 Tap SAVE.
To add a phone number to the contacts list from the keypad, open the Apps screen and tap
Phone. If the keypad does not appear on the screen, tap to open the keypad. Enter the
number and tap Add to Contacts.
To add a phone number to the contacts list from received calls or messages, open the Apps
screen and tap Phone → LOG → a contact → CREATE CONTACT.
Importing contacts
Import contacts from storage services to your device.
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts → MORE → Settings → Import/Export contacts →
IMPORT and select an import option.
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Searching for contacts
On the Apps screen, tap Contacts.
Use one of the following search methods:
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Scroll up or down the contacts list.
• 	
Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
• 	 : Add to favourite contacts.
• 	 / : Make a voice or video call.
• 	 : Compose a message.
• 	 : Compose an email.
Messages
Introduction
Send and view messages by conversation.
Sending messages
You may incur additional charges for sending messages when you are roaming.
1	 Tap Messages on the Apps screen.
2	 Tap .
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3	 Add recipients and enter a message.
► Single SIM models:
Access additional options.
Enter a message.
Select contacts from the
contacts list.
Enter recipients.
Attach files. Send the message.
► Dual SIM models:
Access additional options.
Enter a message.
Select contacts from the
contacts list.
Enter recipients.
Attach files.
Send the message.
4	 ► Single SIM models:Tap SEND to send the message.
► Dual SIM models:Tap or to send the message.
Viewing messages
Messages are grouped into message threads by contact.
You may incur additional charges for receiving messages when you are roaming.
1	 Tap Messages on the Apps screen.
2	 On the messages list, select a contact.
3	 View your conversation.
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Internet
Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to
access them conveniently.
1	 Tap Internet on the Apps screen.
2	 Tap the address field.
3	 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go.
To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen.
Open the homepage.
Move to the previously visited
page.
Open the browser's tab
manager.
Access additional options.
Refresh the current webpage.
View your bookmarks, saved
webpages, and recent history.
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Email
Setting up email accounts
Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.
1	 Tap Email on the Apps screen.
2	 Enter the email address and password, and then tap NEXT.
To manually register a company email account, tap MANUAL SETUP.
3	 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
To set up another email account, tap MORE → Settings → Add account.
If you have more than one email account, you can set one as the default account.Tap MORE
→ Settings → MORE → Set default account.
Sending emails
1	 Tap to compose an email.
2	 Add recipients and enter an email text.
3	 Tap SEND to send the mail.
Reading emails
On the emails list, tap an email to read.
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Camera
Introduction
Take photos and record videos using various modes and settings.
Basic shooting
You can take photos or record videos.View your photos and videos in Gallery.
Tap Camera on the Apps screen.
Camera etiquette
• 	
Do not take photos or record videos of other people without their permission.
• 	
Do not take photos or record videos where legally prohibited.
• 	
Do not take photos or record videos in places where you may violate other people’s
privacy.
Taking photos or recording videos
1	 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus.
2	 Tap to take a photo or tap to record a video.
• 	
Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out.
• 	
To capture an image from the video while recording, tap Capture.
• 	
To change the focus while recording a video, tap where you want to focus.To focus on
the centre of the screen, tap .
Camera settings
Hide or show the
setting icons.
Quick settings
Record a video.
Take a photo.
Switch between the
front and rear
cameras.
Shooting modes
Preview thumbnail
Current mode
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On the preview screen, swipe to the right to access the list of shooting modes. Or, swipe to
the left to view photos and videos you have captured.
• 	
The preview screen may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera
is being used.
• 	
The camera automatically shuts off when unused.
• 	
Make sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in
some modes that require high resolutions.
• 	
The front camera features a wide-angle lens. Minor distortion may occur in wide-
angle photos and does not indicate device performance problems.
• 	
The maximum recording time may reduce when you record video at high
resolution.
Launching Camera on the locked screen
To quickly take photos, launch Camera on the locked screen.
On the locked screen, drag outside the large circle.
• 	
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• 	
Some camera features are not available when you launch Camera from the locked
screen while the security features are activated.
Launching Camera quickly
Press the Home key twice quickly to launch Camera. Camera always launches in auto mode.
Some camera features are not available when you launch Camera from the locked
screen or when the screen is turned off while the security features are activated.
Auto mode
Auto mode allows the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode
for the photo.
On the preview screen, tap MODE → Auto.
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Pro mode
Take photos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as exposure value and
ISO value.
On the preview screen, tap MODE → Pro. Select options and customise the settings, and
then tap to take a photo.
• 	 : Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range.
• 	 : Select an ISO value.This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for
stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects.
However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos.
• 	 : Change the exposure value.This determines how much light the camera’s sensor
receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
Panorama
Take a series of photos horizontally or vertically and then stitch them together to create a
wide scene.
On the preview screen, tap MODE → Panorama.
To get the best shots using panorama mode, follow these tips:
• 	
Move the camera slowly in one direction.
• 	
Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder.
• 	
Avoid taking photos of indistinct backgrounds, such as an empty sky or a plain
wall.
Continuous shot
Take a series of photos of moving subjects.
On the preview screen, tap MODE → Continuous shot.
Tap and hold to take several photos continuously.
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Beauty face
Take a photo with lightened faces for gentler images.
On the preview screen, tap MODE → Beauty face.
Selfie
Take self-portraits with the front camera.
1	 On the preview screen, tap to switch to the front camera for self-portraits.
2	 Tap MODE → Selfie.
3	 Face the front camera lens.
4	 When the device detects your face, tap the screen to take a photo of yourself.
To take a photo using your palm, tap and tap the Gesture control switch to activate it.
Show your palm to the front camera. After recognising your palm, the device will take a
photo after two seconds.
Wide selfie
Take a wide self-portrait to include more people in the photo and avoid leaving people out.
1	 On the preview screen, tap to switch to the front camera for self-portraits.
2	 Tap MODE → Wide selfie.
3	 Face the front camera lens.
4	 When the device detects your face, tap the screen to take a photo of yourself.
To take a photo using your palm, tap and tap the Gesture control switch to activate it.
Show your palm to the front camera. After recognising your palm, the device will take a
photo after two seconds.
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5	 Slowly swivel the device left and then right or vice versa to take a wide self-portrait.
The device will take additional photos when the white frame moves to each end of the
viewfinder window.
• 	
Make sure to keep the white frame inside the viewfinder window.
• 	
The subjects should remain still while taking wide self-portraits.
• 	
The resolution of a photo may be affected by lighting conditions.
• 	
The top and bottom parts of the image displayed on the preview screen may be
cut out of the photo depending on the shooting conditions.
Interval shot
Take series of self-portraits at an interval and save photos you want.
1	 On the preview screen, tap to switch to the front camera for self-portraits.
2	 Tap MODE → Interval shot.
3	 When the device detects your face, tap the screen to take a photo of yourself.
The device will take four photos at the two-second intervals.
To take a photo using your palm, tap and tap the Gesture control switch to activate it.
Show your palm to the front camera. After recognising your palm, the device will take a
photo after two seconds.
4	 Tick photos you want to save and tap SAVE.

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