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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.
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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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Images and screenshots may differ in appearance from the actual product.
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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.
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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.
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Available features and additional services may vary by device, software, or service
provider.
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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.
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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 applications 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.To avoid additional charges, select
an appropriate data tariff plan. For details, contact your service provider.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Trademarks
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SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics.
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The Android logo, Google™, Google Maps™, Google Mail™,YouTube™, Google Play™
Store, and GoogleTalk™are trademarks of Google, Inc.
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Bluetooth®is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
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Wi-Fi®,Wi-Fi Protected Setup™,Wi-Fi Direct™,Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, and theWi-Fi logo are
registered trademarks of theWi-Fi Alliance.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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The microphone at the top of the device is active only when you use the speakerphone or
take videos.
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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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Do not use a screen protector.This causes sensor malfunctions.
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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
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Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
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Press and hold for more than 7 seconds to reset the device if
it has fatal errors or hang-ups, or freezes.
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Press to lock or unlock the device.The device goes into lock
mode when the touch screen turns off.
Menu
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Tap to open a list of options available for the current screen.
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Tap and hold on the Home screen to launch Google search.
Home
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Press to return to the Home screen.
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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.
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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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Other accessories may not be compatible with your device.
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Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Malfunctions caused by using
unapproved accessories are not covered by the warranty service.
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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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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.
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3	 Push the SIM or USIM card into the slot until it locks in place.
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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.
4	 Insert the battery.
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5	 Replace the back cover.
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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.
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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.
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When the battery power is low, the device emits a warning tone and displays a low
battery power message.
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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 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.
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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 touch screen
may not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device.
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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.
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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
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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:
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When you are not using the device, switch to sleep mode by pressing the Power button.
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Close unnecessary applications with the task manager.
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Deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
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Deactivate theWi-Fi feature.
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Deactivate auto-syncing of applications.
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Decrease the backlight time.
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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.
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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 SD memory card folder under the internal memory.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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:
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Press and hold theVolume button down until it switches to silent mode.
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Press and hold the Power button, and then tap Mute or Vibrate.
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Open the notifications panel at the top of the screen, and then tap Sound or Vibrate.
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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
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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.
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Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction.
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Do not allow the touch screen to contact water.The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
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To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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To prevent the display from rotating automatically, open the notifications panel and deselect
Screen rotation.
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Some applications do not allow screen rotation.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Use leather gloves for better recognition while touching the screen. Other types of
material may not be recognised.
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For best results, tap the screen firmly while wearing gloves.
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Unintended touch inputs may occur without gloves in glove mode.
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Activating MultiWindow
Use this feature to run two applications on the screen at the same time.
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Only applications on the MultiWindow panel can run.
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When launching applications that contain multimedia files, such as music or
videos, sound from both files will be played.
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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.
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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:
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Wi-Fi: Activate or deactivate theWi-Fi feature.
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GPS: Activate or deactivate the GPS feature.
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Sound: Activate or deactivate silent mode.You can vibrate or mute your device in silent
mode.
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Screen rotation: Allow or prevent the interface from rotating when you rotate the device.
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Bluetooth: Activate or deactivate the Bluetooth feature.
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Mobile data: Activate or deactivate the data connection.
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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.
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Power saving: Activate or deactivate power-saving mode.
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Screen Mirroring: Activate or deactivate the screen mirroring feature.
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Multi window: Set to use MultiWindow.
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Wi-Fi hotspot: Activate or deactivate theWi-Fi tethering feature.
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S Beam: Activate or deactivate the S Beam feature.
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NFC: Activate or deactivate the NFC feature.
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AirView: Activate or deactivate the air view feature.
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Air Gesture: Activate or deactivate the air gesture feature.
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Driving mode: Activate or deactivate driving mode.
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Smart stay: Activate or deactivate the smart stay feature.
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Smart scroll: Activate or deactivate the smart scroll feature.
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Sync: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of applications.
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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.
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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:
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Apps and widgets: Add widgets or applications to the Home screen.
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Folder: Create a new folder.
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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 → .
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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:
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Gallery: See photos taken by the device’s camera or images downloaded from the
Internet.
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Live wallpapers: See animated images.
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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.
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Some widgets connect to web services. Using a web-based widget may result in
additional charges.
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The widgets available may vary depending on the region or service provider.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Turn offWi-Fi to save the battery when not in use.
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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.
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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.
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Music: mp3, m4a, mp4, 3gp, 3ga, wma, ogg, oga, aac, and flac
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Image: bmp, gif, jpg, and png
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Video: 3gp, mp4, avi, wmv, flv, and mkv
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is
upgrading.
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While upgrading the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer.
Doing so may interfere with the update process.
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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 →
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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:
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Keypad: Enter the number using the keypad, and then tap .
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Logs: Make a call from the history of incoming and outgoing calls and messages.
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Favourites: Make a call from the list of favourite contacts.
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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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