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2 About this manual This device provides high quality mobile communication and entertainment using Samsung’s high standards and technological expertise.This user manual is specially designed to detail the device’s functions and features. • Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use. • Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings. • Images and screenshots may differ in appearance from the actual product. • Content may differ from the final product, or from software provided by service providers or carriers, and is subject to change without prior notice. For the latest version of the manual, refer to the Samsung website, www.samsung.com. • Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the overall performance of the device. Applications related to the content may not work properly depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in. • Available features and additional services may vary by device, software, or service provider. • Applications and their functions may vary by country, region, or hardware specifications. Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by applications from any provider other than Samsung. • 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 applications to work improperly. • 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. • You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services.To avoid additional charges, select an appropriate data tariff plan. For details, contact your service provider.
About this manual 3 • Default applications that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an application provided with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed applications, contact service providers. • 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. Instructional icons Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information Copyright Copyright © 2013 Samsung Electronics This guide is protected under international copyright laws. No part of this guide may be reproduced, distributed, translated, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of Samsung Electronics.
About this manual 4 Trademarks • SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics. • The Android logo, Google™, Google Maps™, Google Mail™,YouTube™, Google Play™ Store, and GoogleTalk™are trademarks of Google, Inc. • Bluetooth®is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide. • Wi-Fi®,Wi-Fi Protected Setup™,Wi-Fi Direct™,Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, and theWi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of theWi-Fi Alliance. • All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. DivX®, DivX Certified®and associated logos are trademarks of Rovi Corporation or its subsidiaries and are used under licence. ABOUT DIVXVIDEO DivX®is a digital video format created by DivX, LLC, a subsidiary of Rovi Corporation.This is an official DivX Certified®device that has passed rigorous testing to verify that it plays DivX video.Visit www.divx.com for more information and software tools to convert your files into DivX videos. ABOUT DIVXVIDEO-ON-DEMAND This DivX Certified®device must be registered in order to play purchased DivXVideo-on- Demand (VOD) movies.To obtain your registration code, locate the DivXVOD section in your device setup menu. Go to vod.divx.com for more information on how to complete your registration. DivX Certified®to play DivX®video up to HD 720p, including premium content.
5 Table of Contents Getting started 7 Device layout 8 Buttons 9 Package contents 10 Installing the SIM or USIM card and battery 13 Charging the battery 15 Inserting a memory card 17 Turning the device on and off 18 Holding the device 18 Adjusting the volume 18 Switching to silent mode Basics 19 Indicator icons 20 Using the touch screen 23 Control motions 26 Palm motions 27 Air Gesture 30 AirView 30 Samsung Smart Pause 31 Samsung Smart Scroll 31 Activating glove mode 32 Activating MultiWindow 33 Notifications 33 Quick setting panel 34 Home screen 37 Locked screen 39 Using applications 39 Applications screen 40 Help 41 Entering text 43 Connecting to aWi-Fi network 44 Setting up accounts 45 Transferring files 46 Securing the device 48 Upgrading the device Communication 50 Phone 55 Contacts 59 Messaging 60 Email 62 Google Mail 63 Talk 64 Google+ 64 Messenger 65 ChatON Web & network 66 Internet 67 Chrome
Table of Contents 6 102 Dropbox 103 Cloud 104 Clock 106 Calculator 106 S Health 108 STranslator 109 Voice Recorder 110 SVoice 112 Google 113 Voice Search 113 My Files 114 Downloads 114 TripAdvisor 115 Optical Reader Travel & local 116 Maps 117 Local 118 Navigation Settings 119 About Settings 119 Connections 123 My device 138 Accounts 138 More Troubleshooting 68 Bluetooth 69 Screen Mirroring 69 Samsung Link 71 Group Play 72 NFC 73 S Beam 74 WatchON Media 75 Music 76 Camera 84 Gallery 87 Story Album 89 Video 91 YouTube 92 Flipboard Application & media stores 93 Play Store 94 Samsung Hub 94 Samsung Apps 95 Play Books 95 Play Movies 96 Play Music 96 Play Magazines Utilities 97 S Memo 100 S Planner
7 Getting started Device layout Back button Multipurpose jack Notification light Earpiece Proximity/Gesture sensor Menu button Microphone Front camera Power button Home button Touch screen Light sensor Rear camera GPS antenna Main antenna Headset jack Microphone for speakerphone Volume button Flash Back cover Speaker IrLED
Getting started 8 The microphone at the top of the device is active only when you use the speakerphone or take videos. • Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects.This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery. • Do not use a screen protector.This causes sensor malfunctions. • Do not allow water to contact the touch screen.The touch screen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water. Buttons Button Function Power • Press and hold to turn the device on or off. • Press and hold for more than 7 seconds to reset the device if it has fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes. • Press to lock or unlock the device.The device goes into lock mode when the touch screen turns off. Menu • Tap to open a list of options available for the current screen. • Tap and hold on the Home screen to launch Google search. Home • Press to return to the Home screen. • Press and hold to open the list of recent applications. Back • Tap to return to the previous screen. Volume • Press to adjust the device volume.
Getting started 9 Package contents Check the product box for the following items: • Device • Battery • Quick start guide • The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary depending on the region or service provider. • The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible with other devices. • Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. • You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make sure they are compatible with the device before purchase. • Other accessories may not be compatible with your device. • Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Malfunctions caused by using unapproved accessories are not covered by the warranty service. • Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer to the Samsung website.
Getting started 10 Installing the SIM or USIM card and battery Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider, and the included battery. Only microSIM cards work with the device. 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 SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
Getting started 11 3 Push the SIM or USIM card into the slot until it locks in place. • 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. • 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. 4 Insert the battery. 2 1 5 Replace the back cover.
Getting started 12 Removing the SIM or USIM card and battery 1 Remove the back cover. 2 Pull out the battery. 3 Push the SIM or USIM card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out.
Getting started 13 Charging the battery Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. A computer can be also used to charge the device by connecting them via the USB cable. Use only Samsung-approved chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the device. • When the battery power is low, the device emits a warning tone and displays a low battery power message. • 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. • If you use multiple applications at once, network applications, or applications 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 applications after fully charging the battery. Charging with the charger 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.
Getting started 14 • The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the battery. • If the device receives an unstable power supply while charging, the touch screen may not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device. • While charging, the device 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. • If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre. After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket. Do not remove the battery before removing the charger.This may damage the device. 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 device should remain close to the electric socket while charging. Checking the battery charge status When you charge the battery while the device is off, the following icons will show the current battery charge status: Charging Fully charged
Getting started 15 Reducing the battery consumption Your device provides options that help you save battery power. By customising these options and deactivating features in the background, you can use the device longer between charges: • When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power button. • Close unnecessary applications with the task manager. • Deactivate the Bluetooth feature. • Deactivate theWi-Fi feature. • Deactivate auto-syncing of applications. • Decrease the backlight time. • Decrease the brightness of the display. Inserting a memory card Your device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 64 GB. Depending on the memory card manufacturer and type, some memory cards may not be compatible with your device. • 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. • Use caution to insert the memory card right-side up. • 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. • Frequent writing and erasing of data shortens the lifespan of memory cards. • When inserting a memory card into the device, the memory card’s file directory appears in the SD memory card folder under the internal memory.
Getting started 16 1 Remove the back cover. 2 Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards. 3 Push the memory card into the slot until it locks in place. 4 Replace the back cover. Removing the memory card Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → More → Storage → Unmount SD card. 1 Remove the back cover. 2 Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out. 3 Replace the 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.
Getting started 17 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 → More → Storage → Format SD card → Format SD card → Erase everything. Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all important data stored on the device.The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss of data resulting from user actions. Turning the device on and off When turning on the device for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn the device on and off. • Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals. • Press and hold the Power button and tap Flight mode to disable the wireless features. To turn off the device, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Power off.
Getting started 18 Holding the device Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects.This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery. Adjusting the volume Press theVolume button up or down to adjust the ringtone volume, or to adjust the sound volume when playing music or video. Switching to silent mode Use one of the following methods: • Press and hold theVolume button down until it switches to silent mode. • Press and hold the Power button, and then tap Mute or Vibrate. • Open the notifications panel at the top of the screen, and then tap Sound or Vibrate.
19 Basics Indicator icons The icons displayed at the top of the screen provide information about the status of the device.The icons listed in the table below are most common. Icon Meaning No signal Signal strength Roaming (outside of normal service area) GPRS network connected EDGE network connected UMTS network connected HSDPA network connected HSPA+ network connected Wi-Fi connected Bluetooth feature activated GPS activated Call in progress Missed call Air gesture feature activated Smart screen feature activated Synced with the web Connected to computer No SIM or USIM card New text or multimedia message Alarm activated Silent mode activated Vibration mode activated
Basics 20 Icon Meaning Flight mode activated Error occurred or caution required Battery power level Using the touch screen Use only fingers to use the touch screen. • Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction. • Do not allow the touch screen to contact water.The touch screen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water. • To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips. • Leaving the touch screen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting.Turn off the touch screen when you do not use the device. Finger gestures Tapping To open an application, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character using the on-screen keyboard, tap it with a finger.
Basics 21 Tapping and holding Tap and hold an item for more than 2 seconds to access available options. Dragging To move an icon, thumbnail, or preview to a new location, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.
Basics 22 Double-tapping Double-tap on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Double-tap again to return. Flicking Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Applications screen to see another panel. Flick up or down to scroll through a webpage or a list, such as contacts.
Basics 23 Pinching Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out. Control motions Simple motions allow easy control of the device. Before using motions, make sure the motion feature is activated. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Motions and gestures → Motion, and then drag the Motion switch to the right. Excessive shaking or impact to the device may result in unintended inputs. Control motions properly. Rotating the screen Many applications allow display in either portrait or landscape orientation. Rotating the device causes the display to automatically adjust to fit the new screen orientation.
Basics 24 To prevent the display from rotating automatically, open the notifications panel and deselect Screen rotation. • Some applications do not allow screen rotation. • Some applications display a different screen depending on the orientation.The calculator turns into a scientific calculator when rotated to landscape. Picking up When you pick up the device after it has been idle for some time or when the screen has turned off, it vibrates if you have missed calls or new messages. Holding to ear While viewing call, message, or contact details, pick up and hold the device to your ear to make a call.
Basics 25 Panning to browse When an image is zoomed in, tap and hold a point on the screen, and then move the device in any direction to browse the image. Turning over Turn over the device to mute ringtone or pause media playback.
Basics 26 Tilting Tap and hold two points on the screen, and then tilt the device back and forth to zoom in or out. Palm motions Use palm motions to control the device by touching the screen. Before using motions, make sure the palm motion feature is activated. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Motions and gestures → Palm motion, and then drag the Palm motion switch to the right. Sweeping Sweep your hand across the screen to capture a screenshot.The image is saved in Gallery → Screenshots. It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some applications.
Basics 27 Covering Cover the screen with a palm to pause media playback. Air Gesture Use this feature to control functions without touching the screen. Before using this feature, make sure the air gesture feature is activated. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Motions and gestures → Air gesture, and then drag the Air gesture switch to the right. The device may not recognise your gestures if you perform them too far from the device or while wearing dark-coloured clothes, such as gloves. Quick glance When the screen is turned off, move your hand above the sensor to view notifications, missed calls, new messages, time and date, and more.
Basics 28 Air jump While viewing emails or webpages, move your hand up or down across the sensor to scroll the page up or down. Air browse Move your hand to the left or right across the sensor to browse images, webpages, songs, or memos.
Basics 29 Air move Tap and hold an icon with one hand, and then move your other hand to the left or right across the sensor to move the icon to another location. While using the daily or weekly calendar, tap and hold an event, and then move your other hand to the left or right to move the event to another day or week. Air call-accept When a call comes in, move your hand to the left, and then to the right across the sensor to answer the call.
Basics 30 AirView On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Air view, and then drag the Air view switch to the right. Point at an item with your finger to preview the content or view information in a pop-up window.When you point at an area on a webpage for a few seconds, the device magnifies the area. Samsung User Manual Samsung Smart Pause On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Smart screen, and then tick Smart pause. During video playback, look away from the screen to pause the video.To resume playback, look at the screen again.
Basics 31 Samsung Smart Scroll On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Smart screen → Smart scroll, and then drag the Smart scroll switch to the right. While viewing emails or webpages, tilt your head downwards or upwards to scroll in that direction.You can also set the device to scroll up or down while tilting the device forwards or backwards. You can enable or disable the signal icon on the screen.When the device recognises the movements of your head or the device, the icon turns green. Activating glove mode Activate this mode to use the touch screen with gloves on. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Display, and then tick High touch sensitivity. • Use leather gloves for better recognition while touching the screen. Other types of material may not be recognised. • For best results, tap the screen firmly while wearing gloves. • Unintended touch inputs may occur without gloves in glove mode.
Basics 32 Activating MultiWindow Use this feature to run two applications on the screen at the same time. • Only applications on the MultiWindow panel can run. • When launching applications that contain multimedia files, such as music or videos, sound from both files will be played. • This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. To use MultiWindow, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Display, and then tick Multi window. Using the MultiWindow panel To activate the MultiWindow panel, tap and hold .The MultiWindow panel appears at the left side of the screen. Select one application, and then drag another application to a new location.To hide the MultiWindow panel, tap and hold again. Drag the bar between the application panels up or down to adjust the size of the panels. Tap the panel handle to hide or show the panel.When a panel is open, tap and hold the handle and drag it to the left or right edge of the screen to move the panel.When a panel is hidden, tap and hold the handle and drag it up or down to move the handle.
Basics 33 Using MultiWindow applications While using MultiWindow applications, tap or and use one of the following: • : Switch locations between MultiWindow applications. • : Maximise the window to fit the screen. • : Close the application. Notifications Notification icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen to report missed calls, new messages, calendar events, device status, and more. Drag down from the status bar to open the notifications panel. Scroll the list to see additional alerts.To close the notifications panel, drag up the bar that is at the bottom of the screen. Quick setting panel From the quick setting panel, you can view your device’s current settings. Drag down from the status bar, tap to open the quick setting panel, and then use the following options: • Wi-Fi: Activate or deactivate theWi-Fi feature. • GPS: Activate or deactivate the GPS feature. • Sound: Activate or deactivate silent mode.You can vibrate or mute your device in silent mode. • Screen rotation: Allow or prevent the interface from rotating when you rotate the device. • Bluetooth: Activate or deactivate the Bluetooth feature. • Mobile data: Activate or deactivate the data connection. • Blocking mode: Activate or deactivate blocking mode. In blocking mode, the device will block notifications.To select which notifications will be blocked, tap Settings → My device → Blocking mode. • Power saving: Activate or deactivate power-saving mode.
Basics 34 • Screen Mirroring: Activate or deactivate the screen mirroring feature. • Multi window: Set to use MultiWindow. • Wi-Fi hotspot: Activate or deactivate theWi-Fi tethering feature. • S Beam: Activate or deactivate the S Beam feature. • NFC: Activate or deactivate the NFC feature. • AirView: Activate or deactivate the air view feature. • Air Gesture: Activate or deactivate the air gesture feature. • Driving mode: Activate or deactivate driving mode. • Smart stay: Activate or deactivate the smart stay feature. • Smart scroll: Activate or deactivate the smart scroll feature. • Sync: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of applications. • Flight mode: Activate or deactivate flight mode. The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider. To rearrange the options on the notifications panel, open the notifications panel, tap → , tap and hold an item, and then drag it to another location. Home screen The Home screen is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. It displays indicator icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and others. The Home screen can have multiple panels.To view other panels, scroll left or right. Changing the Home screen mode The Home screen has standard and easy modes. In easy mode, you can easily access your favourite contacts, applications, and settings by adding shortcuts to the Home screen. To switch to easy mode, on the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings → My device → Home screen mode → Easy mode → Apply.
Basics 35 Rearranging items Adding an application icon On the Home screen, tap Apps, tap and hold an application icon, and then drag it into a panel preview. Adding an item Customise the Home screen by adding widgets, folders, or pages. Tap and hold the empty area on the Home screen, and then select one of the following categories: • Apps and widgets: Add widgets or applications to the Home screen. • Folder: Create a new folder. • Page: Create a new page. Moving an item Tap and hold an item and drag it to a new location.To move it to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen. Removing an item Tap and hold an item, and drag it to the rubbish bin that appears at the top of the Home screen.When the rubbish bin turns red, release the item. Rearranging panels Adding a new panel Tap → Edit page → .
Basics 36 Moving a panel Tap → Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location. Removing a panel Tap → Edit page, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to the rubbish bin at the top of the screen. Setting wallpaper Set an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen. On the Home screen, tap → Set wallpaper → Home screen, and then select one of the following: • Gallery: See photos taken by the device’s camera or images downloaded from the Internet. • Live wallpapers: See animated images. • Wallpapers: See wallpaper images. Then, select an image and tap Set wallpaper. Or, select an image, resize it by dragging the frame, and then tap Done. Using widgets Widgets are small applications that provide convenient functions and information on your Home screen.To use them, add widgets from the widgets panel to the Home screen. • Some widgets connect to web services. Using a web-based widget may result in additional charges. • The widgets available may vary depending on the region or service provider.
Basics 37 Adding widgets to the Home screen On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets. Scroll left or right on the widgets panel, and then tap and hold a widget to add it to the Home screen. Using the setting shortcut widget On the Home screen, tap Apps → Widgets, and then tap and hold Settings Shortcut to open a list of setting options. Select a setting option to add it to the Home screen as a shortcut. Locked screen The locked screen prevents the device from unwanted operation when not in use and also allows you to add convenient widgets. Locking and unlocking the device Pressing the Power button turns off the screen and puts the device into lock mode.The device automatically gets locked if it is not used for a specified period. To unlock the device, press the Power button or the Home button and flick your finger in any direction within the unlock screen area at the lower part of the screen.
Basics 38 Adding widgets To use widgets when the screen is locked, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen, and then tick Multiple widgets. You cannot use widgets on the locked screen in easy mode. Drag the widgets panel down to expand it. Scroll right to the last page, tap , and then select a widget to add to the locked screen. Rearranging panels Moving a panel Drag the widgets panel down, scroll left or right, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location. Removing a panel Drag the widgets panel down, scroll left or right, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to the rubbish bin at the top of the screen.
Basics 39 Using applications This device can run many different types of applications, ranging from media to Internet applications. Opening an application On the Home screen or the Applications screen, select an application icon to open it. Opening from recently-used applications Press and hold the Home button to open the list of recently-used applications. Select an application icon to open. Closing an application Close applications not in use to save battery power and maintain device performance. Press and hold the Home button, tap , and then tap End next to an application to close it. To close all running applications, tap End all. Alternatively, press and hold the Home button, and then tap . Applications screen The Applications screen displays icons for all applications, including any new applications installed. On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Applications screen. To view other panels, scroll left or right. Rearranging applications Tap → Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to a new location.To move it to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen.
Basics 40 Organising with folders Put related applications together in a folder for convenience. Tap → Edit, tap and hold an application, and then drag it to Create folder. Enter a folder name and then tap OK. Put applications into the new folder by dragging, and then tap Save to save the arrangement. Rearranging panels Pinch on the screen, tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location. Installing applications Use application stores, such as Samsung Apps, to download and install applications. Uninstalling applications Tap → Uninstall, and then select an application to uninstall it. Default applications that come with the device cannot be uninstalled. Sharing applications Share downloaded applications with other users via email, Bluetooth, or other methods. Tap → Share app, select applications, tap Done, and then select a sharing method.The next steps vary depending on the method selected. Help Access help information to learn how to use the device and applications or configure important settings. Tap Help on the Applications screen. Select a category to view tips. To sort categories by an alphabetical order, tap . To search for keywords, tap .
Basics 41 Entering text Use the Samsung keyboard or the voice input feature to enter text. Text entry is not supported in some languages.To enter text, you must change the input language to one of the supported languages. Changing the keyboard type Tap any text field, open the notifications panel, tap Choose input method, and then select the type of keyboard to use. Using the Samsung keyboard Changing the keyboard layout Tap → Portrait keyboard types, and then tap Qwerty keyboard or 3x4 keyboard. On the 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters.To enter a character, tap repeatedly the key corresponding to the character. Break to the next line. Delete a preceding character. Enter punctuation marks. Enter uppercase. Set options for the Samsung keyboard. Enter a space. Entering uppercase Tap before entering a character. For all caps, tap it twice.
Basics 42 Changing the keyboard type Tap and hold , and then tap to change the keyboard type.Tap and hold and move the floating keyboard to another location. To switch to the fixed keyboard, tap . Changing language keyboards Add languages to the keyboard, and then slide the space key left or right to change language keyboards. Handwriting Tap and hold , tap , and then write a word with a finger. Suggested words appear as characters are entered. Select a suggested word. Use handwriting gestures to perform actions, such as editing or deleting characters and inserting spaces.To view the gesture guides, tap and hold , and then tap → Help → Use handwriting gestures.
Basics 43 Entering text by voice Activate the voice input feature and then speak into the microphone.The device displays what you speak. If the device does not recognise your words correctly, tap the underlined text and select an alternative word or phrase from the dropdown list. To change the language or add languages for the voice recognition, tap the current language. Copying and pasting Tap and hold over text, drag or to select more or less text, and then tap Copy to copy or Cut to cut.The selected text is copied to the clipboard. To paste it into a text entry field, tap and hold at the point where it should be inserted, and then tap Paste. Connecting to aWi-Fi network Connect the device to aWi-Fi network to use the Internet or share media files with other devices. (p. 119) TurningWi-Fi on and off Open the notifications panel, and then tap Wi-Fi to turn it on or off. • Your device uses a non-harmonised frequency and is intended for use in all European countries.TheWLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors. • Turn offWi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
Basics 44 JoiningWi-Fi networks On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → Wi-Fi, and then drag the Wi-Fi switch to the right. Select a network from the list of detectedWi-Fi networks, enter a password if necessary, and then tap Connect. Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon. After the device connects to aWi-Fi network, the device will automatically connect to it any time it is available. AddingWi-Fi networks If the desired network does not appear in the networks list, tap AddWi-Fi network at the bottom of the networks list. Enter the network name in Network SSID, select the security type and enter the password if it is not an open network, and then tap Connect. ForgettingWi-Fi networks Any network that has ever been used, including the current network, can be forgotten so the device will not automatically connect to it. Select the network in the networks list, and then tap Forget. Setting up accounts Google applications, such as Play Store, require a Google account, and Samsung Apps requires a Samsung account. Create Google and Samsung accounts to have the best experience with the device. Adding accounts Follow the instructions that appear when opening a Google application without signing in to set up a Google account. To sign in with or sign up for a Google account, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → Accounts → Add account → Google. After that, tap New to sign up, or tap Existing, and then follow on-screen instructions to complete the account setup. More than one Google account can be used on the device. Set up a Samsung account as well.
Basics 45 Removing accounts On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Accounts, select an account name under My accounts, select the account to remove, and then tap Remove account. Transferring files Move audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to the computer, or vice versa. The following file formats are supported by some applications. Some file formats are not supported depending on the version of the device’s software or the computer operating system. • Music: mp3, m4a, mp4, 3gp, 3ga, wma, ogg, oga, aac, and flac • Image: bmp, gif, jpg, and png • Video: 3gp, mp4, avi, wmv, flv, and mkv • Document: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, and txt Connecting with Samsung Kies Samsung Kies is a computer application that manages media libraries, contacts, and calendars, and syncs them with Samsung devices. Download the latest Samsung Kies from the Samsung website. 1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable. Samsung Kies launches on the computer automatically. If Samsung Kies does not launch, double-click the Samsung Kies icon on the computer. 2 Transfer files between your device and the computer. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for more information.
Basics 46 Connecting withWindows Media Player Ensure thatWindows Media Player is installed on the computer. 1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable. 2 OpenWindows Media Player and sync music files. Connecting as a media device 1 Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable. 2 Open the notifications 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. Securing the device Prevent others from using or accessing personal data and information stored in the device by using the security features.The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it. Setting a face unlock On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock → Face unlock. Fit your face in the frame to be captured.Then, set a backup unlock PIN or pattern to unlock the screen in case the face unlock fails.
Basics 47 Setting a face and voice unlock On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock → Face and voice. Fit your face in the frame to be captured and then set a voice command.Then, set a backup unlock PIN or pattern to unlock the screen in case the face and voice unlock fails. Setting a pattern On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock → Pattern. Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it. Set a backup unlock PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern. Setting a PIN On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock → PIN. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it.
Basics 48 Setting a password On the Applications screen, tap Settings → My device → Lock screen → Screen lock → Password. Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it. Unlocking the device Turn on the screen by pressing the Power button or the Home button, and enter the unlock code. If the unlock code is forgotten, take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to reset it. Upgrading the device The device can be upgraded to the latest software. This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Upgrading with Samsung Kies Launch Samsung Kies and connect the device to the computer. Samsung Kies automatically recognises the device and shows available updates in a dialogue box, if any. Click the Update button in the dialogue box to start upgrading. Refer to the Samsung Kies help for details on how to upgrade. • Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is upgrading. • While upgrading the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer. Doing so may interfere with the update process.
Basics 49 Upgrading over the air The device can be directly upgraded to the latest software by the firmware over-the-air (FOTA) service. On the Applications screen, tap Settings → More → About device → Software update → Update.
50 Communication Phone Use this application to make or answer a call. Tap Phone on the Applications screen. Making calls Making a call Use one of the following methods: • Keypad: Enter the number using the keypad, and then tap . • Logs: Make a call from the history of incoming and outgoing calls and messages. • Favourites: Make a call from the list of favourite contacts. • Contacts: Make a call from the contacts list. Speed dial numbers For speed dial numbers, tap and hold the corresponding digit. Number prediction When entering numbers on the keypad, automatic predictions appear. Select one of these to make a call.
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