Galaxy Tab A7

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 manual

Galaxy Tab A7

User manual for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 in English. This PDF manual has 143 pages.

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www.samsung.com User Manual SM-T520
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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.
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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 © 2014 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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About this manual 4 Trademarks • SAMSUNG and the SAMSUNG logo are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics. • Bluetooth®is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide. • Wi-Fi®,Wi-Fi Protected Setup™,Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™,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.
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5 Table of Contents Getting started 7 Device layout 8 Buttons 9 Package contents 10 Charging the battery 12 Inserting a memory card 14 Turning the device on and off 15 Holding the device 15 Locking and unlocking the device 15 Adjusting the volume 15 Switching to silent mode Basics 16 Indicator icons 17 Using the touch screen 20 Control motions 22 Palm motions 23 Samsung Smart Pause 24 Using MultiWindow 29 Notifications 30 Home screen 35 Applications screen 36 Using applications 37 Help 37 Entering text 39 Connecting to aWi-Fi network 41 Setting up accounts 41 Setting up user profiles 42 Transferring files 43 Securing the device 45 Upgrading the device Communication 46 Contacts 50 Email 52 Google Mail 54 Hangouts 54 Google+ 55 Photos Web & network 56 Internet 57 Chrome 58 Bluetooth 59 Screen Mirroring 60 e-Meeting 66 WebEx 75 Remote PC 80 SideSync 3.0
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Table of Contents 6 118 Downloads 119 KNOX Travel & local 120 Maps Settings 121 About Settings 121 Connections 124 Device 128 Controls 131 General 135 Google Settings Appendix 136 Troubleshooting 142 Removing the battery Media 86 Music 88 Camera 95 Gallery 99 Video 100 YouTube 101 Flipboard Application & media stores 102 Play Store 103 Samsung Apps 103 Play Books 104 Play Movies &TV 104 Play Music 104 Play Games 104 Play Newsstand Utilities 105 Memo 106 S Planner 108 Dropbox 108 Cloud 109 Drive 110 HancomViewer 112 Alarm 113 World Clock 114 Calculator 114 SVoice 115 S Finder 115 Google 116 Voice Search 116 My Files
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7 Getting started Device layout Back button Home button Speaker Light sensor Recent apps button Multipurpose jack Touch screen Front camera Power button Volume button Microphone Memory card slot IrLED GPS antenna Rear camera Speaker Headset jack Flash
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Getting started 8 • Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects.This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery. • Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction. • 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. Recent apps • Tap to open the list of recent applications. Home • Press to return to the Home screen. • Press and hold to launch Google search. Back • Tap to return to the previous screen. Volume • Press to adjust the device volume.
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Getting started 9 Package contents Check the product box for the following items: • Device • 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.
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Getting started 10 Charging the battery Use the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. 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 battery icon appears empty. • 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.
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Getting started 11 Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty. • 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. 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. 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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Getting started 12 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.
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Getting started 13 1 Open the cover of the memory card slot. 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 Close the cover of the memory card slot. Removing the memory card Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap → Settings → General → Storage → Unmount SD card. 1 Open the cover of the memory card slot. 2 Push the memory card until it disengages from the device, and then pull it out. 3 Close the cover of the memory card slot. 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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Getting started 14 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 → Settings → General → 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 on the device. • 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.
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Getting started 15 Holding the device Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects.This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery. Locking and unlocking the device When not in use, lock the device to prevent unwanted operation. 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 when the touch screen is turned off, tap anywhere on the screen, and then flick your finger in any direction. Adjusting the volume Press theVolume button left or right 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 left 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.
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16 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 Wi-Fi connected Bluetooth feature activated GPS activated Smart screen feature activated Synced with the web Connected to computer Alarm activated Mute mode activated Vibration mode activated Flight mode activated Error occurred or caution required Battery power level
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Basics 17 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. • To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips. • The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which are outside of the touch input area. • 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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Basics 18 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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Basics 19 Double-tapping Double-tap on a webpage 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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Basics 20 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 → Settings → Controls → Motions, and then drag the Motions 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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Basics 21 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. 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.
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Basics 22 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 → Settings → Controls → 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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Basics 23 Covering Cover the screen with a palm to pause media playback. Samsung Smart Pause Use this feature to pause videos when you look away from the screen. On the Home screen, tap → Settings → Controls → 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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Basics 24 Using MultiWindow Use this feature to run multiple applications on the screen at the same time. • Only applications on the MultiWindow tray can run. • This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. To use MultiWindow, on the Home screen, tap → Settings → Device → Multi window, and then drag the Multi window switch to the right. You can use two types of MultiWindow. <Split screen MultiWindow> <Pop-up MultiWindow> Using a split screen MultiWindow Use this feature to run applications in a split screen.
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Basics 25 Launching applications in a split screen MultiWindow 1 Drag your finger from the right edge of the screen towards the middle of the screen. Alternatively, tap and hold . The MultiWindow tray appears at the right side of the screen. MultiWindow tray 2 Tap and hold an application icon on the MultiWindow tray, and then drag it to the screen. Release the application icon when the screen turns blue.
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Basics 26 3 Tap and hold another application icon on the MultiWindow tray, and then drag it to a new location. You can launch the same application in a split screen at the same time. Only applications with next to its icon support this feature. Sharing content between applications You can easily share content between applications, such as Email and Internet, by dragging and dropping them. Some applications may not support this feature. 1 Launch Email and Internet in a split screen MultiWindow. Access the Multi Window options. 2 Tap the circle between the application windows, and then tap . Tap the circle between application windows to access the following options: • : Open a list of recently used applications in the selected window. • : Switch locations between MultiWindow applications. • : Share items, such as images, text, or links, between application windows by dragging and dropping them. • : Maximise the window. • : Close the application.
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Basics 27 3 Tap and hold an item in the Internet window and drag it to a location in the Email window. Creating a MultiWindow combination Use this feature to save currently-running MultiWindow applications as a combination. 1 Launch multiple applications in a split screen MultiWindow. 2 Open the MultiWindow tray and tap → Create. 3 Enter a title and tap OK. The currently-running MultiWindow combination is added to the MultiWindow tray. To launch applications using a saved combination, select the combination from the Multi Window tray.
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Basics 28 Using a pop-up MultiWindow Use this feature to launch applications in pop-up windows. 1 Drag your finger from the right edge of the screen towards the middle of the screen. Alternatively, tap and hold . The MultiWindow tray appears at the right side of the screen. MultiWindow tray 2 Tap an application icon on the MultiWindow tray. A pop-up window appears on the screen. Minimise the window. Maximise the window. Close the window. You can launch the same application in multiple pop-up windows at the same time. Only applications with next to its icon support this feature.
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Basics 29 Notifications Notification icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen to report 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. From the notifications panel, you can view your device’s current settings. Drag down from the status bar, and then tap to 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. • Reading mode: Activate or deactivate reading mode. In reading mode, the device helps protect your eyes when reading at night.To select which applications will be used for, tap Settings → Device → Display → Reading mode. • Blocking mode: Activate or deactivate blocking mode. In blocking mode, the device will block notifications.To select which notifications will be blocked, tap Settings → Device → Blocking mode. • Power saving: Activate or deactivate power-saving mode. • Multi window: Set the device to use MultiWindow. • Screen Mirroring: Activate or deactivate the screen mirroring feature. • Smart stay: Activate or deactivate the smart stay feature. • Smart pause: Activate or deactivate the smart pause 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 the item to another location.
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Basics 30 Home screen The Home screen is the starting point to access all of the device’s features. The Home screen has two different kinds of panels.The Classic home screen panel displays shortcuts to applications and widgets, and the Content home screen panel displays Content widgets. The Home screen can have multiple panels.To view other panels, scroll left or right. <Content home screen> <Classic home screen> Viewing all applications On the Home screen, tap to view all applications. <Applications screen> <Home screen>
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Basics 31 To return to the Home screen, press the Home button. Using the Classic home screen The Classic home screen displays indicator icons, widgets, shortcuts to applications, and others. Adding an item 1 Tap on the Home screen. 2 Tap and hold an item from the Apps or Widgets tab and drag it to the desired location. Added icon Move to the Content home screen.
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Basics 32 Adding or removing a panel from the Classic home screen 1 Pinch your fingers together on the Classic home screen. 2 Tap to add a panel. To remove a panel, tap and hold a panel and 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 Classic home screen. Tap and hold an empty area on the Classic home screen, tap 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. • Photos: See images in Photos. • Wallpapers: See wallpaper images. Select an image, resize the frame if necessary, and then set it as wallpaper.
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Basics 33 Using the Content home screen The Content home screen displays Content widgets.You can access an application directly by selecting a Content widget on the Content home screen. Adding a widget or panel 1 Pinch your fingers together on the Content home screen. 2 On theWidgets screen, select a panel to edit or tap to create a new panel ( 1 ). Select widgets to add to the panel from the bottom pane of the screen ( 2 ). Scroll left or right on the bottom pane of the screen to view more widgets. 3 Tap Done.
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Basics 34 Adjusting widget size 1 On the Content home screen, tap and hold a widget you want to resize. 2 Adjust the size of the widget by dragging the frame around it. 3 Tap to save the change. Removing a panel from the Content home screen 1 Pinch your fingers together on the Content home screen. 2 On theWidgets screen, tap and hold the panel to remove. 3 Drag the panel to the rubbish bin at the top of the screen. When the rubbish bin turns red, release the panel. At least one panel must remain on the Content home screen.
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Basics 35 Applications screen The Applications screen displays icons for all applications, including any new applications installed. On the Home screen, tap to open the Applications screen. To view other panels, scroll left or right. Rearranging applications This feature is available only in the customisable grid view. 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. 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/disable apps, and then select an application to uninstall it. Default applications that come with the device cannot be uninstalled.
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Basics 36 Disabling applications Tap → Uninstall/disable apps, and then select an application to disable it. To enable the application, on the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → Application manager, scroll to DISABLED, select the application, and then tap Enable. • Downloaded applications and some default applications that come with the device cannot be disabled. • When you use this feature, disabled applications disappear from the Applications screen but are still stored in the device. 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. Some applications are grouped into folders.Tap a folder, and then tap an application to open it. Opening from recently-used applications Tap 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. Tap → Task manager, and then tap End next to an application to close it.To close all running applications, tap End all. Alternatively, tap → Close all.
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Basics 37 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 . 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 Enter a space. Break to the next line. Delete a preceding character. Enter punctuation marks. Enter uppercase. Hide the keyboard. Set options for the Samsung keyboard. Enter uppercase. Move the cursor.
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Basics 38 Entering uppercase Tap Shift before entering a character. For all caps, tap Caps lock. Changing the keyboard type Tap and hold , and then tap to change the keyboard type. On the floating keyboard, tap and hold and move the floating keyboard to another location. 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. This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
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Basics 39 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. 121) Ensure that theWi-Fi connection is active before using Internet applications. 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.
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Basics 40 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. ActivatingWi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint With Passpoint, the device automatically searches for availableWi-Fi networks and connects to one. If you move to a new area it will connect to another availableWi-Fi network without requiring a password. On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Connections → Wi-Fi → → Advanced, and then drag the Passpoint switch to the right. 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.
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Basics 41 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 → General → Accounts → Add account → Google. After that, tap New to sign up, or tap Existing, and then follow the 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. Removing accounts On the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → Accounts, select an account name under My accounts, select the account to remove, and then tap → Remove account. Setting up user profiles Set up user profiles and then select one when unlocking the device to use personalised settings. By setting up multiple user profiles, several users can share the device without affecting others’personal settings, such as email accounts, wallpaper preferences, and more. On the Applications screen, tap Settings → General → Users → → OK → Set up now, and then follow the on-screen instructions to set up a new user profile.To access the device with a user profile, select a profile at the top right of the locked screen.
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Basics 42 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, 3ga, wma, ogg, oga, aac, and flac • Image: bmp, gif, agif, jpg, and png • Video: avi, wmv, asf, flv, mkv, mp4, 3gp, webm, and m4v • Document: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, and txt If the applications cannot play files in divx or ac3 format, install applications that support them. Connecting with Samsung Kies Samsung Kies is a computer application that manages media contents and personal information 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. 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.
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Basics 43 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 pattern On the Applications screen, tap Settings → 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.
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Basics 44 Setting a PIN On the Applications screen, tap Settings → Device → Lock screen → Screen lock → PIN. Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it. Setting a password On the Applications screen, tap Settings → 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.
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Basics 45 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. 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 → General → About device → Software update → Update.
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46 Communication Contacts Use this application to manage contacts, including phone numbers, email addresses, and others. Tap Contacts on the Applications screen. Managing contacts Tap Contacts. Creating a contact Tap and enter contact information. • : Add an image. • / : Add or delete a contact field. Editing a contact Select a contact to edit, and then tap . Deleting a contact Tap .
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Communication 47 Searching for contacts Tap Contacts. Use one of the following search methods: • Scroll up or down the contacts list. • Use the index at the left side of the contacts list for quick scrolling, by dragging a finger along it. • 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. • : Compose an email. Displaying contacts Tap Contacts. By default, the device shows all saved contacts. Tap → Settings → Contacts to display, and then select a location where contacts are saved. Moving contacts Tap Contacts. Moving contacts to Google Tap → Merge accounts → Merge with Google. Contacts moved to Google Contacts appear with in the contacts list. Moving contacts to Samsung Tap → Merge accounts → Merge with Samsung. Contacts moved to Samsung Contacts appear with in the contacts list.
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Communication 48 Importing and exporting contacts Tap Contacts. Importing contacts Tap → Settings → Import/Export, and then select an import option. Exporting contacts Tap → Settings → Import/Export, and then select an export option. Sharing contacts Tap → Share namecard via → Multiple contacts, select contacts, tap Done, and then select a sharing method. Favourite contacts Tap Favourites. Tap to add contacts to favourites. Tap , and then take one of the following actions: • Search: Search for contacts. • Remove from favourites: Remove contacts from favourites. • List view / Grid view:View contacts in grid or list form. • Help: Access help information about using contacts.
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Communication 49 Contact groups Tap Groups. Creating a group Tap , set details for the group, add contacts, and then tap Save. Adding contacts to a group Select a group, and then tap → Add member. Select contacts to add, and then tap Done. Managing groups Select a group, tap , and then take one of the following actions: • Search: Search for contacts. • Delete groups: Select user-added groups, and then tap Done. Default groups cannot be deleted. • Edit: Change the group settings. • Add member: Add members to the group. • Remove member: Remove members from the group. • Send email: Send an email to a group’s members. • Change order:Tap and hold next to the group name, drag it up or down to another position, and then tap Done. • Help: Access help information about using contacts. Sending an email to a group’s members Select a group, tap → Send email, select members, and then tap Done.
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Communication 50 Business card Tap Contacts. Create a business card and send it to others. Tap Set up my profile, enter details, such as phone number, email address, and postal address, and then tap Save. If user information has been saved when you set up the device, select the business card, and then tap to edit. Tap → Share namecard via → Selected contact, and then select a sharing method. Email Use this application to send or view email messages. Tap Email on the Applications screen. Setting up email accounts Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time. Enter the email address and password.Tap for a private email account, such as Google Mail, or tap Manual setup for a company email account. After that, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. To set up another email account, tap → Settings → Add account. Sending messages Tap the email account to use, and then tap at the top of the screen. Enter recipients, subject, and message, and then tap . Tap to add a recipient from the contacts list. Tap +Me to add yourself as a recipient. Tap to attach images, videos, contacts, memos, events, and others. Tap → to insert images, events, contacts, location information, and others into the message.

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