Post questions, comments, reviews or errors in the comment box below.
Your File is Ready … Download PDF
PDF Content Summary: USER MANUAL SM-A217F SM-A217F/DS SM-A217F/DSN
English. 05/2020. Rev.1.0 samsung.com
Table of Contents
Basics 4 Read me first 6 Device overheating situations and solutions 9 Device layout and functions 13 Battery 15 SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card) 18 Memory card (microSD card) 20 Turning the device on and off 22 Initial setup 22 Samsung account 24 Transferring data from your previous device (Smart Switch) 26 Understanding the screen 39 Notification panel 41 Entering text Apps and features 44 Installing or uninstalling apps 46 Finder 47 Phone 52 Contacts 56 Messages 58 Internet 60 Camera 71 Gallery 75 Multi window 78 Samsung Members 78 Samsung Notes 79 Calendar 80 Reminder 82 Radio 83 Voice Recorder 84 My Files 84 Clock 86 Calculator 86 Game Launcher 88 Game Booster 89 Sharing content 91 Samsung Global Goals 91 Google apps 2 Table of Contents Settings 93 Introduction 93 Connections 94 Wi-Fi 96 Bluetooth 98 NFC and payment (NFC-enabled models) 100 Data saver 100 Mobile data only apps 101 SIM card manager (dual SIM models) 101 Mobile Hotspot and Tethering 103 More connection settings 104 Sounds and vibration 105 Dolby Atmos (surround sound) 105 Separate app sound 106 Notifications 106 Display 107 Dark mode settings 108 Screensaver 108 Wallpaper 108 Themes 109 Lock screen 110 Smart Lock 110 Biometrics and security 111 Face recognition 114 Fingerprint recognition 117 Privacy 117 Location 118 Accounts and backup 118 Samsung Cloud 3 120 Google 120 Advanced features 121 Motions and gestures 122 Dual Messenger 123 Digital Wellbeing and parental controls 123 Digital Wellbeing 125 Device care 125 Optimising your device 125 Battery 126 Storage 127 Memory 127 Security 127 Apps 128 General management 129 Accessibility 129 Software update 130 User manual 130 About phone Appendix 131 Troubleshooting 136 Removing the battery
Basics Read me first Please read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use. • Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings. • Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider, model specifications, or device’s software. • Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in. • Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers 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 apps to work improperly. • Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this device are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for commercial or other purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely responsible for illegal use of media. • You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services depending on your data plan. For large data transfers, it is recommended to use the Wi-Fi feature. • Default apps that come with the device are subject to updates and may no longer be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided with the device, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps, contact service providers. 4 Basics • 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. • Depending on the region or service provider, a screen protector is attached for protection during production and distribution. Damage to the attached screen protector is not covered by the warranty. • You can see the touchscreen clearly even in strong outdoor sunlight by automatically adjusting the contrast range based on the surrounding environment. Due to the nature of the product, displaying fixed graphics for extended periods may result in afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting. – It is recommended not to use fixed graphics on part or all of the touchscreen for extended periods and turn off the touchscreen when not using the device. – You can set the touchscreen to turn off automatically when you are not using it. Launch the Settings app, tap Display → Screen timeout, and then select the length of time you want the device to wait before turning off the touchscreen. – To set the touchscreen to automatically adjust its brightness based on the surrounding environment, launch the Settings app, tap Display, and then tap the Adaptive brightness switch to activate it. • Depending on the region or model, some devices are required to receive approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If your device is approved by the FCC, you can view the FCC ID of the device. To view the FCC ID, launch the Settings app and tap About phone → Status. If your device does not have an FCC ID, it means that the device has not been authorised for sale in the U.S. or its territories and may only be brought to the U.S. for the owner’s personal use. • Depending on the region, you can view the regulatory information on the device. To view the information, launch the Settings app and tap About phone → Regulatory information. Instructional icons Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment Notice: notes, usage tips, or additional information 5 Basics Device overheating situations and solutions When the device heats up while charging the battery While charging, the device and the charger may become hot. During wireless charging or fast charging, the device may feel hotter to the touch. This does not affect the device’s lifespan or performance and is in the device’s normal range of operation. If the battery becomes too hot, the charger may stop charging. Do the following when the device heats up: • Disconnect the charger from the device and close any running apps. Wait for the device to cool down and then begin charging the device again. • If the lower part of the device overheats, it could be because the connected USB cable is damaged. Replace the damaged USB cable with a new Samsung-approved one. • When using a wireless charger, do not place foreign materials, such as metal objects, magnets, and magnetic stripe cards, between the device and the wireless charger. The wireless charging or fast charging feature is only available on supported models. When the device heats up during use When you use features or apps that require more power or use them for extended periods, your device may temporarily heat up due to increased battery consumption. Close any running apps and do not use the device for a while. The following are examples of situations in which the device may overheat. Depending on the functions and apps you use, these examples may not apply to your model. • During the initial setup after purchase or when restoring data • When downloading large files • When using apps that require more power or using apps for extended periods – When playing high-quality games for extended periods – When recording videos for extended periods 6 Basics – When streaming videos while using the maximum brightness setting – When connecting to a TV • While multitasking (or, when running many apps in the background) – When using Multi window – When updating or installing apps while recording videos – When downloading large files during a video call – When recording videos while using a navigation app • When using large amount of data for syncing with the cloud, email, or other accounts • When using a navigation app in a car while the device is placed in direct sunlight • When using the mobile hotspot and tethering feature • When using the device in areas with weak signals or no reception • When charging the battery with a damaged USB cable • When the device’s multipurpose jack is damaged or exposed to foreign materials, such as liquid, dust, metal powder, and pencil lead • When you are roaming Do the following when the device heats up: • Keep the device updated with the latest software. • Conflicts between running apps may cause the device to heat up. Restart the device. • Deactivate the Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth features when not using them. • Close apps that increase battery consumption or that run in the background when not in use. • Delete unnecessary files or unused apps. • Decrease the screen brightness. • If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a while. If the device continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre. 7 Basics Precautions for device overheating If you begin to feel uncomfortable due to the device overheating, stop using the device. When the device heats up, the features and performance may be limited or the device may turn off to cool down. The feature is only available on supported models. • If the device overheats and reaches a certain temperature, a warning message will appear to prevent device failure, skin irritations and damages, and battery leakage. To lower the device’s temperature, the screen brightness and the performance speed will be limited and battery charging will stop. Running apps will be closed and all calling and other features will be limited, except for emergency calls, until the device cools down. • If the second message appears due to a further increase of the device’s temperature, the device will turn off. Do not use the device until the device’s temperature drops below the specified level. If the second warning message appears during an emergency call, the call will not be disconnected by a forced shut down. Precautions for operating environment Your device may heat up due to the environment in the following conditions. Use caution to avoid shortening the battery’s lifespan, damaging the device, or causing a fire. • Do not store your device in very cold or very hot temperatures. • Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods. • Do not use or store your device for extended periods in very hot areas, such as inside a car in the summertime. • Do not place the device in any areas that may overheat, such as on an electric heating mat. • Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot cooking equipment, or high pressure containers. • Do not use a cable whose covering is peeled off or damaged, and do not use any charger or battery that is damaged or malfunctioning. 8 Basics Device layout and functions Package contents Refer to the quick start guide for package contents. • 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. • Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty. • Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer to the Samsung website. 9
Basics Device layoutProximity sensor Front camera Side key (Power) Touchscreen 10 Speaker SIM card / Memory card tray Multipurpose jack (USB Type-C) Flash Rear camera (Quadruple) Volume key Microphone GPS antenna Main antenna Speaker Microphone Earphone jack
NFC antenna (NFC-enabled models) Fingerprint recognition sensor Main antenna Basics • When using the speakers, such as when playing media files or using speakerphone, do not place the device close to your ears. • Be careful not to expose the camera lens to a strong light source, such as direct sunlight. If the camera lens is exposed to a strong light source, such as direct sunlight, the camera image sensor may be damaged. A damaged image sensor is irreparable and will cause dots or spots in pictures. • If you use the device with its glass or acrylic body broken, there may be a risk of injury. Use the device only after it has been repaired at a Samsung Service Centre. • If dust or foreign materials enter the microphone, speaker, or receiver, the device’s sound may become quiet or certain features may not work. If you attempt to remove the dust or foreign materials with a sharp object, the device may be damaged and its appearance may be affected. • Connectivity problems and battery drain may occur in the following situations: – If you attach metallic stickers on the antenna area of the device – If you attach a device cover made with metallic material to the device – If you cover the device’s antenna area with your hands or other objects while using certain features, such as calls or the mobile data connection • Using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction. • Do not cover the proximity sensor area with screen accessories, such as a screen protector, stickers, or a cover. Doing so may cause the sensor to malfunction. • Do not allow water to contact the touchscreen. The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water. 11 Basics Hard keys Volume key Side key (Power) Key Function Side key • Press and hold to turn the device on or off. • Press to turn on or lock the screen. Volume key • Press to adjust the device volume. Soft buttons Recents button When you turn on the screen, the soft buttons will appear at the bottom of the screen. The soft buttons are set to the Recents button, Home button, and Back button by default. Refer to Navigation bar (soft buttons) for more information. 12 Back button Home button Basics Battery Charging the battery Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended periods.Use only Samsung-approved battery, charger, and cable specifically designed for your device. Incompatible battery, charger, and cable can cause serious injuries or damage to your device. • Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty. • Use only USB Type-C cable supplied with the device. The device may be damaged if you use Micro USB cable. 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. 1 Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor. 2 Plug the USB cable into the device’s multipurpose jack. 3 Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket. 4 After fully charging, disconnect the charger from the device. Then, unplug the charger from the electric socket. 13 Basics Reducing the battery consumption Your device provides various options that help you conserve battery power. • Optimise the device using the device care feature. • When you are not using the device, turn off the screen by pressing the Side key. • Activate power saving mode. • Close unnecessary apps. • Deactivate the Bluetooth feature when not in use. • Deactivate auto-syncing of apps that need to be synced. • Decrease the backlight time. • Decrease the screen brightness. Battery charging tips and precautions • 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 apps at once, network apps, or apps that need a connection to another device, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid losing power during a data transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the battery. • Using a power source other than the charger, such as a computer, may result in a slower charging speed due to a lower electric current. • 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 touchscreen may not function. If this happens, unplug the charger from the device. • While charging, the device and the charger may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger may stop charging. If this occurs during wireless charging, disconnect the device from the charger to let it cool down, then charge the device again later. • If you charge the device while the multipurpose jack is wet, the device may be damaged. Thoroughly dry the multipurpose jack before charging the device. • If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre. 14 Basics Fast charging The device has a built-in fast charging feature. You can charge the battery more quickly while the device or its screen is turned off. Increasing the charging speed To increase the charging speed, turn the device or its screen off when you charge the battery. If the fast charging feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Device care → Battery → Charging, and then tap the Fast charging switch to activate it. • While charging, you cannot activate or deactivate this feature. • You cannot use the built-in fast charging feature when you charge the battery using a standard battery charger. • If the device heats up or the ambient air temperature rises, the charging speed may decrease automatically. This is a normal operating condition to prevent damage to the device. SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card) Installing the SIM or USIM card Insert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone service provider. For dual SIM models, you can insert two SIM or USIM cards so you can have two phone numbers or service providers for a single device. In some areas, data transfer speeds may be slower if two SIM cards are inserted in the device than when one SIM card is inserted. • Use only a nano-SIM card. • Use caution not to lose or let others use the SIM or USIM card. Samsung is not responsible for any damages or inconveniences caused by lost or stolen cards. Some services that require a network connection may not be available depending on the service provider. 15 Basics ► Single SIM models: ► Dual SIM models: 1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole next to the tray to loosen the tray. Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged. 16 Basics 2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot. 3 Place the SIM or USIM card on the tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards. 4 Gently press the SIM or USIM card into the tray to secure it. If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the SIM card may leave or fall out of the tray. 5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot. • If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry. • Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device. Using dual SIM or USIM cards (dual SIM models) If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service providers for a single device. Activating SIM or USIM cards Launch the Settings app and tap Connections → SIM card manager. Select a SIM or USIM card and tap the switch to activate it. Customising SIM or USIM cards Launch the Settings app, tap Connections → SIM card manager, and then select a SIM or USIM card to access the following options: • Icon: Change the icon of the SIM or USIM card. • Name: Change the display name of the SIM or USIM card. • Network mode: Select a network type to use with the SIM or USIM card. Setting preferred SIM or USIM cards When two cards are activated, you can assign voice calls, messaging, and data services to specific cards. Launch the Settings app, tap Connections → SIM card manager, and then set the feature preferences for your cards in Preferred SIM card. 17 Basics Memory card (microSD card) Installing a memory card Your device’s memory card capacity may vary from other models and some memory cards may not be compatible with your device depending on the memory card manufacturer and type. To view your device’s maximum memory card capacity, refer to the Samsung website. • 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 will ask to reformat the card or will not recognise the card. To use the memory card, you must format it. If your device cannot format or recognise the memory card, contact the memory card manufacturer or a Samsung Service Centre. • 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 My Files → SD card folder. 18 Basics 1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole next to the tray to loosen the tray. Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the device may be damaged. 2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot. When you remove the tray from the device, the mobile data connection will be disabled. 3 Place a memory card on the tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards. 4 Gently press the memory card into the tray to secure it. If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the memory card may leave or fall out of the tray. 5 Insert the tray back into the tray slot. • If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry. • Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device. Removing the memory card Before removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. Launch the Settings app and tap Device care → Storage → Advanced → SD card → Unmount. Do not remove external storage, such as a memory card or USB storage, while the device is transferring or accessing information, or right after transferring data. Doing so can cause data to be corrupted or lost or cause damage to the external storage or device. Samsung is not responsible for losses, including loss of data, resulting from the misuse of external storage devices. 19 Basics 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. Launch the Settings app and tap Device care → Storage → Advanced → SD card → Format.Before formatting the memory card, remember to make backup copies of all important data stored in the memory card. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover loss of data resulting from user actions. Turning the device on and off Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals. Turning the device on Press and hold the Side key for a few seconds to turn on the device. When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device. Turning the device off 1 To turn off the device, press and hold the Side key. Alternatively, open the notification
panel and tap 2 Tap Power off. .
To restart the device, tap Restart. 20 Basics Forcing restart If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Side key and the Volume Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it. Volume Down key Side key Emergency mode You can switch the device to emergency mode to reduce battery consumption. Some apps and functions will be restricted. In emergency mode, you can make an emergency call, send your current location information to others, sound an emergency alarm, and more. To activate emergency mode, press and hold the Side key, and then tap Emergency mode. Alternatively, open the notification panel and tap → Emergency mode. To deactivate emergency mode, tap → Turn off Emergency mode. The usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery power runs out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and operating conditions. 21 Basics Initial setup When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device. 1 Press and hold the Side key for a few seconds to turn on the device. 2 Select your preferred device language and select . 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. The Home screen will appear. If you do not connect to a Wi-Fi network, you may not be able to set up some device features during the initial setup. Samsung account Your Samsung account is an integrated account service that allows you to use a variety of Samsung services provided by mobile devices, TVs, and the Samsung website. To check the list of services that can be used with your Samsung account, visit account.samsung.com. For more information on Samsung accounts, launch the Settings app and tap Accounts and backup → Accounts → Samsung account → → Help. Creating a Samsung account If you do not have a Samsung account, you should create one. 1 Launch the Settings app and tap Accounts and backup → Accounts → Add account → Samsung account. Alternatively, launch the Settings app and tap . 2 Tap Create account. 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete creating your account. 22 Basics Signing in to your Samsung account If you already have a Samsung account, sign in to your Samsung account. 1 Launch the Settings app and tap Accounts and backup → Accounts → Add account → Samsung account.
Alternatively, launch the Settings app and tap .
2 Enter your Samsung account ID and password and tap Sign in. 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete signing in to your Samsung account. Finding your ID and resetting your password If you forget your Samsung account ID or password, tap Find ID or Reset password on the Samsung account sign-in screen. You can find your ID or reset your password after you enter the required information. Removing your Samsung account When you remove your Samsung account from the device, your data, such as contacts or events, will also be removed. 1 Launch the Settings app and tap Accounts and backup → Accounts.
2 Tap Samsung account → Personal info → → Sign out.
3 Tap Sign out, enter your Samsung account password, and then tap OK. 23 Basics Transferring data from your previous device (Smart Switch) You can use Smart Switch to transfer data from your previous device to your new device. Launch the Settings app and tap Accounts and backup → Smart Switch. • This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers. • Limitations apply. Visit samsung.com/smartswitch for details. Samsung takes copyright seriously. Only transfer content that you own or have the right to transfer. Transferring data wirelessly Transfer data from your previous device to your device wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct. 1 On the previous device, launch Smart Switch. If you do not have the app, download it from Galaxy Store or Play Store. 2 On your device, launch the Settings app and tap Accounts and backup → Smart Switch. 3 Place the devices near each other. 4 On the previous device, tap Send data → Wireless. 5 On the previous device, tap Allow. 6 On your device, select an item to bring and tap Transfer. 7 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your previous device. After the data is done transferring, you can view a list of the transferred data on your device. 24 Basics Backing up and restoring data using external storage Transfer data using external storage, such as a microSD card. 1 Back up data from your previous device to external storage. 2 Insert or connect the external storage device to your device. 3 On your device, launch the Settings app and tap Accounts and backup → Smart Switch
→ → Restore.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from external storage. Transferring backup data from a computer Transfer data between your device and a computer. You must download the Smart Switch computer version app from samsung.com/smartswitch. Back up data from your previous device to a computer and import the data to your device. 1 On the computer, visit samsung.com/smartswitch to download Smart Switch. 2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch. If your previous device is not a Samsung device, back up data to a computer using a program provided by the device’s manufacturer. Then, skip to the fifth step. 3 Connect your previous device to the computer using the device’s USB cable. 4 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to back up data from the device. Then, disconnect your previous device from the computer. 5 Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable. 6 On the computer, follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data to your device. 25 Basics Understanding the screen Controlling the touchscreen • Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction. • To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips. • It is recommended not to use fixed graphics on part or all of the touchscreen for extended periods. Doing so may result in afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting. • The device may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which are outside of the touch input area. • It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touchscreen. Tapping Tap the screen. Tapping and holding Tap and hold the screen for approximately 2 seconds. 26 Basics Dragging Tap and hold an item and drag it to the target position. Double-tapping Double-tap the screen. Swiping Swipe upwards, downwards, to the left, or to the right. Spreading and pinching Spread two fingers apart or pinch on the screen. 27 Basics Navigation bar (soft buttons) When you turn on the screen, the soft buttons will appear on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. The soft buttons are set to the Recents button, Home button, and Back button by default. The functions of the buttons can change according to the app currently being used or usage environment. Button Function 28 Recents • Tap to open the list of recent apps. Home • Tap to return to the Home screen. • Tap and hold to launch the Google Assistant app. Back • Tap to return to the previous screen. Basics Hiding the navigation bar View files or use apps on a wider screen by hiding the navigation bar. Launch the Settings app, tap Display → Navigation bar, and then tap Full screen gestures under Navigation type. The navigation bar will be hidden and the gesture hints will appear. Tap More options and select an option you want. • Swipe from bottom: The gesture hints will appear where the soft buttons are located. To use the soft buttons, drag the gesture hint of the desired button upwards. • Swipe from sides and bottom: – Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to move to the Home screen. – Swipe up and hold to view the list of recent apps. – Swipe inward from either side of the screen to return to the previous screen. – Swipe inward from one of the bottom corners to launch the Google Assistant app. Swipe from bottom Swipe from sides and bottom If you want to hide the gesture hints at the bottom of the screen, tap the Gesture hints switch to deactivate it. 29 Basics Home screen and Apps screen The Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays widgets, shortcuts to apps, and more. The Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps. The screen may appear differently depending on the region or service provider. A widget Navigation bar (soft buttons) 30 Screen indicator Favourite apps Basics Switching between Home and Apps screens On the Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards to open the Apps screen. To return to the Home screen, swipe upwards or downwards on the Apps screen. Alternatively, tap the Home button or the Back button. Home screen Apps screen If you add the Apps button on the Home screen, you can open the Apps screen by tapping the button. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, tap Home screen settings, and then tap the Apps button switch to activate it. The Apps button will be added at the bottom of the Home screen. 31 Apps button Basics Display the screen in landscape mode On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, tap Home screen settings, and then tap the Rotate to landscape mode switch to activate it. Rotate the device until it is horizontal to view the screen in landscape mode. Moving items Tap and hold an item, and then drag it to a new location. To move the item to another panel, drag it to the side of the screen. To add a shortcut to an app on the Home screen, tap and hold an item on the Apps screen, and then tap Add to Home. A shortcut to the app will be added on the Home screen. You can also move frequently used apps to the shortcuts area at the bottom of the Home screen. 32 Basics Creating folders Create folders and gather similar apps to quickly access and launch apps. On the Home screen or the Apps screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app. A new folder containing the selected apps will be created. Tap Folder name and enter a folder name. • Adding more apps Tap on the folder. Tick the apps to add and tap Done. You can also add an app by dragging it to the folder. • Moving apps from a folder Tap and hold an app to drag it to a new location. • Deleting a folder Tap and hold a folder, and then tap Delete folder. Only the folder will be deleted. The folder’s apps will be relocated to the Apps screen. 33 Basics Editing the Home screen On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access the editing options. You can set the wallpaper, add widgets, and more. You can also add, delete, or rearrange Home screen panels.
• Adding panels: Swipe to the left, and then tap .
• Moving panels: Tap and hold a panel preview, and then drag it to a new location.
• Deleting panels: Tap on the panel.
• Wallpapers: Change the wallpaper settings for the Home screen and the locked screen. • Themes: Change the device’s theme. Visual elements of interface, such as colours, icons, and wallpapers, will change depending on the selected theme. • Widgets: Widgets are small apps that launch specific app functions to provide information and convenient access on your Home screen. Tap and hold a widget, and then drag it to the Home screen. The widget will be added on the Home screen. • Home screen settings: Configure settings for the Home screen, such as the screen grid or layout. 34 Basics Displaying all apps on the Home screen Without using a separate Apps screen, you can set the device to display all apps on the Home screen. On the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, and then tap Home screen settings → Home screen layout → Home screen only → Apply. You can now access all your apps by swiping to the left on the Home screen. Indicator icons Indicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table below are most common. • The status bar may not appear at the top of the screen in some apps. To display the status bar, drag down from the top of the screen. • Some indicator icons appear only when you open the notification panel. • The indicator icons may appear differently depending on the service provider or model. Icon Meaning 35
/ No signal LTE network connected
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 Location services being used Call in progress Missed call New text or multimedia message Alarm activated Basics Icon Meaning Battery power level Lock screen Pressing the Side key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period. To unlock the screen, swipe in any direction when the screen turns on. If the screen is off, press the Side key to turn on the screen. 36 Mute mode activated Vibration mode activated Flight mode activated Error occurred or caution required Battery charging Locked screen Basics Changing the screen lock method To change the screen lock method, launch the Settings app, tap Lock screen → Screen lock type, and then select a method. When you set a pattern, PIN, password, or your biometric data for the screen lock method, you can protect your personal information by preventing others from accessing your device. After setting the screen lock method, the device will require an unlock code whenever unlocking it. • Swipe: Swipe in any direction on the screen to unlock it. • Pattern: Draw a pattern with four or more dots to unlock the screen. • PIN: Enter a PIN with at least four numbers to unlock the screen. • Password: Enter a password with at least four characters, numbers, or symbols to unlock the screen. • None: Do not set a screen lock method. • Face: Register your face to unlock the screen. Refer to Face recognition for more information. • Fingerprints: Register your fingerprints to unlock the screen. Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information. You can set your device to perform a factory data reset if you enter the unlock code incorrectly several times in a row and reach the attempt limit. Launch the Settings app, tap Lock screen → Secure lock settings, unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method, and then tap the Auto factory reset switch to activate it. 37 Basics Screen capture Capture a screenshot while using the device and write on, draw on, crop, or share the captured screen. You can capture the current screen and scrollable area. Press the Side key and the Volume Down key simultaneously. Captured screenshots will be saved in Gallery. It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features. After capturing a screenshot, use the following options on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen: • , the screen will automatically scroll down and more content will be captured. • : Write or draw on the screenshot or crop a portion from the screenshot. The cropped area will be saved in Gallery. • 38 : Capture the current content and the hidden content on an elongated page, such as a webpage. When you tap : Share the screenshot with others. If the options are not visible on the captured screen, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → Screenshots, and then tap the Screenshot toolbar switch to activate it. Basics Notification panel When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear on the status bar. To see more information about the icons, open the notification panel and view the details. To open the notification panel, drag the status bar downwards. To close the notification panel, swipe upwards on the screen. You can use the following functions on the notification panel. 39 Access the power options. Access the notification settings. Launch Settings. Quick setting buttons Control media on your device and connected nearby devices. Control connected nearby devices and SmartThings View the notification details and devices and scenes. perform various actions. Clear all notifications. Basics Using quick setting buttons Tap quick setting buttons to activate certain features. Swipe downwards on the notification panel to view more buttons. To change feature settings, tap the text under each button. To view more detailed settings, tap and hold a button. To rearrange buttons, tap → Button order, tap and hold a button, and then drag it to another location. Controlling media playback Take control of music or video playback easily using the Media feature. You can also continue playback on another device. 1 Open the notification panel and tap Media. 2 Tap the icons on the controller to control the playback. To continue playback on another device, tap 40 and select the device you want. Basics Entering text Keyboard layout A keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create notes, and more. Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the input language to one of the supported languages. Additional keyboard functions View more keyboard functions. Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap it twice. Enter a space. Changing the input language Tap → Languages and types → Manage input languages and select the languages to use. When you select two or more languages, you can switch between the input languages by swiping to the left or right on the space key. 41 Delete a preceding character. Enter symbols. Break to the next line. Basics Changing the keyboard On the navigation bar, tap To change the keyboard type, tap → Languages and types, select a language, and then select the keyboard type you want. • If the keyboard button ( ) does not appear on the navigation bar, launch the Settings app, tap General management → Language and input → On-screen keyboard, and then tap the Show Keyboard button switch to activate it. • On a 3x4 keyboard, a key has three or four characters. To enter a character, tap the corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears. Additional keyboard functions Some features may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • . • : Enter emoticons. • : Enter stickers. • : Attach animated GIFs. • : Enter text by voice. • : Change the keyboard settings. • : Change the keyboard mode or size. • 42 : Predict words based on your input and show word suggestions. To return to the keyboard functions list, tap → → : Open the text editing panel. to change the keyboard. Basics Copying and pasting 1 Tap and hold over text. 2 Drag to select the desired text, or tap Select all to select all text. 3 Tap Copy or Cut. 4 Tap and hold where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste. 43 or Apps and features Installing or uninstalling apps Galaxy Store Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung Galaxy devices. Launch the Galaxy Store app. This app may not be available depending on the region or service provider. Installing apps Browse apps by category or tap to search for a keyword. Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap Install. To purchase and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions. To change the auto update settings, tap → Auto update apps, and then select an option. Play Store Purchase and download apps. Launch the Play Store app. Installing apps Browse apps by category or search for apps by keyword. Select an app to view information about it. To download free apps, tap Install. To purchase and download apps where charges apply, tap the price and follow the on-screen instructions. To change the auto update settings, tap → Settings → Auto-update apps, and then select an option. 44 → Apps and features Managing apps Uninstalling or disabling apps Tap and hold an app and select an option. • Disable: Disable selected default apps that cannot be uninstalled from the device. • Uninstall: Uninstall downloaded apps. Some apps may not support this feature. Enabling apps Launch the Settings app, tap Apps → → Disabled, select an app, and then tap Enable. Setting app permissions For some apps to operate properly, they may need permission to access or use information on your device. To view your app permission settings, launch the Settings app and tap Apps. Select an app and tap Permissions. You can view the app’s permissions list and change its permissions. To view or change app permission settings by permission category, launch the Settings app and tap Apps → → Permission manager. Select an item and select an app. If you do not grant permissions to apps, the basic features of the apps may not function properly. 45 Apps and features Finder Search for content on the device quickly. 1 On the Apps screen, tap Search. Alternatively, open the notification panel, swipe
downwards, and then tap 2 Enter a keyword. .
Apps and content on your device will be searched.
If you tap 46 on the keyboard, you can search for more content.
Apps and features Phone Introduction Make or answer voice and video calls. Making calls 1 Launch the Phone app and tap Keypad. 2 Enter a phone number. 3 Tap 47 Access additional options. Add the number to the contacts list. Search for a contact. Preview the phone number. Delete a preceding character. Making calls from call logs or contacts list Launch the Phone app, tap Recents or Contacts, and then swipe to the right on a contact or a phone number to make a call. If this feature is deactivated, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → Motions and gestures, and then tap the Swipe to call or send messages switch to activate it. to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call.
Apps and features Using speed dial Set speed dial numbers to quickly make calls. To set a number to speed dial, launch the Phone app, tap Keypad or Contacts → → Speed dial numbers, select a speed dial number, and then add a phone number. To make a call, tap and hold a speed dial number on the keypad. For speed dial numbers 10 and up, tap the first digit(s) of the number, and then tap and hold the last digit. For example, if you set the number 123 as a speed dial number, tap 1, tap 2, and then tap and hold 3. Making calls from the locked screen On the locked screen, drag outside the circle. Making an international call 1 Launch the Phone app and tap Keypad. 2 Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears. 3 Enter the country code, area code, and phone number, and then tap 48 .
Apps and features Receiving calls Answering a call When a call comes in, drag outside the large circle. Rejecting a call When a call comes in, drag outside the large circle. To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, drag the Send message bar upwards and select a message to send. To create various rejection messages, launch the Phone app, tap → Settings → Quick decline messages, enter a message, and then tap . Missed calls If a call is missed, the icon appears on the status bar. Open the notification panel to view the list of missed calls. Alternatively, launch the Phone app and tap Recents to view missed calls. Blocking phone numbers Block calls from specific numbers added to your block list. 1 Launch the Phone app and tap → Settings → Block numbers. 2 Tap Recents or Contacts, select contacts or phone numbers, and then tap Done. To manually enter a number, tap Add phone number, enter a phone number, and then tap . When blocked numbers try to contact you, you will not receive notifications. The calls will be logged in the call log. You can also block incoming calls from people that do not show their caller ID. Tap the Block unknown callers switch to activate the feature. 49
Apps and features Options during calls During a voice call The following actions are available:
• : Access additional options.
• Add call: Dial a second call. The first call will be put on hold. When you end the second call, the first call will be resumed. • Hold call: Hold a call. Tap Resume call to retrieve the held call. • Bluetooth: Switch to a Bluetooth headset if it is connected to the device. • Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone. When using the speakerphone, keep the device away from your ears. • Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you. • Keypad / Hide: Open or close the keypad.
• : End the current call.
During a video call Tap the screen to use the following options: The video call feature may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• : Access additional options.
• Camera: Turn off the camera so that the other party cannot see you. • Switch: Switch between the front and rear cameras.
• : End the current call.
• Mute: Turn off the microphone so that the other party cannot hear you. • Speaker: Activate or deactivate the speakerphone. When using the speakerphone, keep the device away from your ears. 50 Apps and features Adding a phone number to Contacts Adding a phone number to Contacts from the keypad 1 Launch the Phone app and tap Keypad. 2 Enter the number. 3 Tap Add to Contacts. 4 Tap Create new contact to create a new contact, or tap Update existing contact to add the number to an existing contact. Adding a phone number to Contacts from the calls list 1 Launch the Phone app and tap Recents. 2 Tap a caller’s image and tap Add, or tap a phone number and tap Add to Contacts. 3 Tap Create new contact to create a new contact, or tap Update existing contact to add the number to an existing contact. Adding a tag to a phone number You can add tags to numbers without saving them to Contacts. This allows you to view the caller’s information when they call without having them listed in Contacts. 1 Launch the Phone app and tap Recents.
2 Tap a phone number → .
3 Tap Add note, enter a tag, and then tap Add. When a call comes from that number, the tag will show under the number. 51 Apps and features Contacts Introduction Create new contacts or manage contacts on the device. Adding contacts Creating a new contact
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap . 2 Select a storage location. 3 Enter contact information. Select a storage location. Add an image. Open more information fields. 52 Enter contact information.
Depending on the selected storage location, the types of information you can save may vary. 4 Tap Save. Apps and features Importing contacts Add contacts by importing them from other storages to your device. 1 Launch the Contacts app and tap → Manage contacts → Import or export contacts → Import. 2 Select a storage location to import contacts from. 3 Tick VCF files or contacts to import and tap Done. 4 Select a storage location to save contacts to and tap Import. Syncing contacts with your web accounts Sync your device contacts with online contacts saved in your web accounts, such as your Samsung account. 1 Launch the Settings app, tap Accounts and backup → Accounts and select the account to sync with. 2 Tap Sync account and tap the Contacts switch to activate it. For the Samsung account, tap → Sync settings and tap the Contacts switch to activate it. 53 Apps and features Searching for contacts Launch the Contacts app. Use one of the following search methods: • Scroll up or down the contacts list. • Drag a finger along the index at the right side of the contacts list to scroll through it quickly.
• Tap at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria.
Tap the contact. Then take one of the following actions:
• : Add to favourite contacts. • : Make a voice or video call. • : Compose a message. • : Compose an email. / /
Sharing contacts You can share contacts with others by using various sharing options.
1 Launch the Contacts app and tap → Share. 2 Select contacts and tap Share. 3 Select a sharing method. 54
Apps and features Creating groups You can add groups, such as family or friends, and manage contacts by group. 1 Launch the Contacts app and tap → Groups → Create group. 2 Enter a group name. To set a group ringtone, tap Group ringtone and select a ringtone. 3 Tap Add member, select contacts to add to the group, and then tap Done. 4 Tap Save. Sending a group message You can send a group message to a group’s members at the same time. Launch the Contacts app, tap → Send message. Merging duplicate contacts When you import contacts from other storages, or sync contacts with other accounts, your contacts list may include duplicate contacts. Merge duplicate contacts into one to streamline your contacts list. 1 Launch the Contacts app and tap → Manage contacts → Merge contacts. 2 Tick contacts and tap Merge. Deleting contacts 1 Launch the Contacts app and tap → Delete. 2 Select contacts and tap Delete. To delete contacts one by one, open the contacts list and tap a contact. Then tap 55 → Groups, select a group, and then tap → Delete.
Apps and features Messages Introduction Send and view messages by conversation. Sending messages You may incur additional charges for sending messages when you are roaming. 1 Launch the Messages app and tap . 2 Add recipients and enter a message. To record and send a voice message, tap and hold , say your message, and then release your finger. The recording icon appears only while the message input field is empty. Recipient Send the message. 3 Tap 56 Enter recipients. Attach files. Enter a message. Enter stickers. to send the message.
Apps and features Viewing messages Messages are grouped into message threads by contact. You may incur additional charges for receiving messages when you are roaming. 1 Launch the Messages app and tap Conversations. 2 On the messages list, select a contact or a phone number. • To reply to the message, tap the message input field, enter a message, and then tap . • To adjust the font size, spread two fingers apart or pinch on the screen. Blocking unwanted messages Block messages from specific numbers added to your block list. 1 Launch the Messages app and tap → Settings → Block numbers and messages → Block numbers. 2 Tap Conversations and select a contact or a phone number. Or, tap Contacts, select contacts, and then tap Done. To manually enter a number, enter a phone number under Enter phone number and tap . Setting the message notification You can change notification sound, display options, and more. 1 Launch the Messages app, tap → Settings → Notifications, and then tap the switch to activate it. 2 Change the notification settings. 57
Apps and features Setting a message reminder You can set an alert at an interval to let you know that you have unchecked notifications. If this feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Accessibility → Advanced settings → Notification reminders, and then tap the switch to activate it. Deleting messages 1 Launch the Messages app and tap Conversations. 2 On the messages list, select a contact or a phone number. 3 Tap and hold a message, tap Delete. To delete multiple messages, tick messages you want to delete. 4 Tap Delete. Internet Introduction Browse the Internet to search for information and bookmark your favourite webpages to access them conveniently. Browsing webpages 1 Launch the Internet app. 2 Tap the address field. 3 Enter the web address or a keyword, and then tap Go. 58 Apps and features To view the toolbars, drag your finger downwards slightly on the screen. To switch between tabs quickly, swipe to the left or right on the address field. Bookmark the current webpage. Refresh the current webpage. Open the homepage. Open the browser's tab manager. Move between pages. Access additional options. Using secret mode In secret mode, you can separately manage open tabs, bookmarks, and saved pages. You can lock secret mode using a password and your biometric data. Activating secret mode In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap 59 View your bookmarks. → Turn on Secret mode. If you are using this feature for the first time, set whether to use a password for secret mode. In secret mode, the device will change the colour of the toolbars. In secret mode, you cannot use some features, such as screen capture. Apps and features Changing security settings You can change your password or the lock method. Tap → Settings → Privacy and security → Secret mode settings → Change password. To use your registered biometric data as a lock method along with the password, tap an option switch under Biometrics to activate it. Deactivating secret mode In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap → Turn off Secret mode. Camera Introduction Take photos and record videos using various modes and settings. Camera etiquette • Do not take photos or record videos of other people without their permission. • Do not take photos or record videos where legally prohibited. • Do not take photos or record videos in places where you may violate other people’s privacy. Launching Camera Use the following methods to launch Camera: • Launch the Camera app. • Press the Side key twice quickly. • On the locked screen, drag 60 outside the circle. • Some methods may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • Some camera features are not available when you launch the Camera app from the locked screen or when the screen is turned off while the screen lock method is set. • If photos you take appear blurry, clean the camera lens and try again. Apps and features Taking photos 1 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. • Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out. Alternatively, drag the lens selection icon to the left or right. Zooming features are available only when using the rear camera. • To adjust the brightness of photos, tap the screen. When the adjustment bar appears, drag the adjustment bar towards . 2 Tap 61 Options for current shooting mode Select a lens Shooting modes Current mode Preview thumbnail Switch between the front and rear cameras. • The preview screen may vary depending on the shooting mode and which camera is being used. • The camera automatically shuts off when unused. • Make sure that the lens is not damaged or contaminated. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in some modes that require high resolutions. • Your device’s camera features a wide-angle lens. Minor distortion may occur in wide-angle photos or videos and does not indicate device performance problems. to take a photo. Camera settings Take a photo. or Apps and features Selecting a lens for shooting On the preview screen, select the lens you want and take a photo or record a video. This feature is only available in some shooting modes.
• : The Ultra wide lens lets you take wide-angle photos or record wide-angle videos which look just like the actual view. Use this feature to take landscape photos. • 62 : The wide-angle lens lets you take basic photos or record normal videos. Ultra wide shooting Basic shooting
Apps and features Using shooting modes To change the shooting mode, drag the shooting modes list to the left or right, or swipe to the left or right on the preview screen. Select a shooting mode you want. Shooting modes list Photo mode The camera adjusts the shooting options automatically depending on the surroundings to capture photos easily. On the shooting modes list, tap PHOTO and tap to take a photo. Taking selfies You can take self-portraits with the front camera. 1 On the shooting modes list, tap PHOTO. 2 On the preview screen, swipe upwards or downwards, or tap to switch to the front camera for self-portraits. 3 Face the front camera lens. To take self-portraits with a wide-angle shot of the landscape or people, tap . 4 Tap 63 to take a photo.
Apps and features Applying filter and beauty effects You can select a filter effect and modify facial features, such as your skin tone or face shape, before taking a photo. 1 On the preview screen, tap . 2 Select a filter effect or beauty effects and take a photo. Locking the focus (AF) and exposure (AE) You can lock the focus or exposure on a selected area to prevent the camera from automatically adjusting based on changes to the subjects or light sources. Tap and hold the area to focus, the AF/AE frame will appear on the area and the focus and exposure setting will be locked. The setting remains locked even after you take a photo. Video mode The camera adjusts the shooting options automatically depending on the surroundings to record videos easily. 1 On the shooting modes list, tap VIDEO. 2 Tap to record a video. • To capture an image from the video while recording, tap . • To change the focus while recording a video, tap where you want to focus. To use auto focus mode, tap AF to cancel the manually set focus. 3 Tap 64 to stop recording the video.
Apps and features Live focus mode The camera allows you to take photos where the background is blurred and the subject stands out clearly. • Use this feature in a place that has sufficient light. • The background blur may not be applied properly in the following conditions: – The device or the subject is moving. – The subject is thin or transparent. – The subject has a similar colour to the background. – The subject or background is plain. Taking portraits that stand out using the Live focus feature 1 On the shooting modes list, tap LIVE FOCUS. 2 Drag the background blur adjustment bar to the left or right to adjust the blur level.
3 When Ready appears on the preview screen, tap Background blur adjustment bar 65 to take a photo.
Apps and features Editing the background of the Live Focus photos You can also edit the background blur level of a photo taken with the Live focus feature. 1 Select a photo taken with the Live focus feature and tap Change background effect. 2 To adjust the intensity of the background effect, drag the adjustment bar to the left or right. 66 Adjust the intensity of the background effect. 3 Tap Apply to save the photo. Pro mode Capture photos while manually adjusting various shooting options, such as exposure value and ISO value. On the shooting modes list, tap MORE → PRO. Select options and customise the settings, and then tap to take a photo. Available options • : Select an ISO value. This controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for stationary or brightly lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly lit objects. However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in photos. • : Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range. You can set the colour temperature. • : Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the camera’s sensor receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
Apps and features Separating the focus area and the exposure area You can separate the focus area and the exposure area. Tap and hold the preview screen. The AF/AE frame will appear on the screen. Drag the frame to the area where you want to separate the focus area and the exposure area. Panorama mode Using panorama mode, take a series of photos and then stitch them together to create a wide scene. To get the best shots using panorama mode, follow these tips: • Move the camera slowly in one direction. • Keep the image within the frame on the camera’s viewfinder. If the preview image is out of the guide frame or you do not move the device, the device will automatically stop taking photos. • Avoid taking photos of indistinct backgrounds, such as an empty sky or a plain wall. 1 On the shooting modes list, tap MORE → PANORAMA. 2 Tap and move the device slowly in one direction. 3 Tap 67 to stop taking photos.
Apps and features Macro mode Take photos of subjects at close range. On the shooting modes list, tap MORE → MACRO. Food mode Take photos of food with more vibrant colours. 1 On the shooting modes list, tap MORE → FOOD. 2 Tap the screen and drag the circular frame over the area to highlight. The area outside the circular frame will be blurred. To resize the circular frame, drag a corner of the frame. 3 Tap and drag the adjustment bar to adjust the colour tone. 4 Tap to take a photo. Deco Pic mode Capture photos or videos with various stickers. 1 On the shooting modes list, tap MORE → DECO PIC. 2 Select a sticker you want to use. 3 Tap to record a video. You can view and share the photos and videos that you have captured in Gallery. 68 to take a photo or tap and hold
Apps and features Customising camera settings Options for current shooting mode On the preview screen, use the following options. The available options may vary depending on the shooting mode. • : Activate or deactivate the flash. • : Select the length of the delay before the camera automatically takes a photo. • : Select an aspect ratio for photos. • : Apply a filter effect or beauty effects. • : Select an aspect ratio for videos. • Matrix averages the entire scene. • : In FOOD mode, focus on a subject inside the circular frame and blur the image outside the frame. • : In FOOD mode, adjust the colour tone. Camera settings On the preview screen, tap . Some options may not be available depending on the shooting mode. Intelligent features • Scan QR codes: Enable or disable the QR code reader. Pictures • Hold Shutter button to: Select an action to perform when you tap and hold the camera button. • HEIF pictures (Photo): Take photos in the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF). Your HEIF photos will be saved as compressed files to conserve the device’s memory. 69 Centre-weighted uses the light in the centre portion of the shot to calculate the exposure of the shot. Spot uses the light in a concentrated centre area of the shot to calculate the exposure of the shot. : Select a metering method. This determines how light values are calculated.
Apps and features Videos • Rear video size: Select a resolution for videos you want to take with the rear camera. Using a higher resolution will result in higher quality videos, but they will take up more memory. • Front video size: Select a resolution for videos you want to take with the front camera. Using a higher resolution will result in higher quality videos, but they will take up more memory. • High efficiency video: Record videos in the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) format. Your HEVC videos will be saved as compressed files to conserve the device’s memory. You cannot play the HEVC videos on other devices or share them online. Useful features • Auto HDR: Take photos with rich colours and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas. • Pictures as previewed: Set the device to save photos as they appear on the preview screen when taken with the front camera without flipping them. • Grid lines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects. • Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the photo. • GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions. • Your location may appear on your photos when you upload them to the Internet. To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting. • Shooting methods: Select additional shooting methods for taking a photo or recording a video. • Storage location: Select the memory location for storage. This feature will appear when you insert a memory card. • Watermark: Add a watermark in the bottom left corner when taking pictures. • Reset settings: Reset the camera settings. • Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions. • About Camera: View the Camera app version and legal information. 70 Apps and features Gallery Introduction View images and videos stored in your device. You can also manage images and videos by album or create stories. Viewing images 1 Launch the Gallery app and tap Pictures. 2 Select an image. 71 Access additional options. Modify the image. Share the image with others. Add the image to favourites. Delete the image. You can create an animated GIF or collage from multiple images. On the list, tap → Create GIF or Create collage, and then select images. Apps and features Searching for images Launch the Gallery app and tap to view images sorted by category, such as types or locations. To search for images by entering keywords, tap the search field. Viewing videos 1 Launch the Gallery app and tap Pictures. 2 Select a video to play. 3 Tap Play video to play the video. 72 Rewind or Access fast-forward by additional dragging the options. bar. Capture the current screen. Create an animated GIF. Switch to the Change screen pop-up video ratio. player. Rotate the Lock the screen. playback screen. Skip to the next video. Tap and Skip to the hold to previous video. fast-forward. Tap and hold to rewind. Pause and resume playback. Drag your finger up or down on the left side of the playback screen to adjust the brightness, or drag your finger up or down on the right side of the playback screen to adjust the volume. To rewind or fast-forward, swipe to the left or right on the playback screen. Apps and features Viewing albums You can view your images and videos sorted by folders or albums. Launch the Gallery app, tap Albums, and then select an album. Hiding albums You can hide albums. You cannot hide albums created by default, such as the Camera and Screenshots albums. 1 Launch the Gallery app and tap Albums. 2 Tap → Hide or unhide albums. 3 Tap an album switch to hide. Viewing stories When you capture or save images and videos, the device will read their date and location tags, sort the images and videos, and then create stories. To create stories automatically, you must capture or save multiple images and videos. Launch the Gallery app, tap Stories, and then select a story. Creating stories Create stories with various themes. 1 Launch the Gallery app and tap Stories. 2 Tap → Create story. 3 Enter a title for the story and tap Create. 4 Tick images or videos to include in the story and tap Done. 73 Apps and features To add images or videos to a story, select a story and tap Story album → → Add. To remove images or videos from a story, select a story, tap Story album → → Edit, tick images or videos to remove, and then tap Remove from story. Deleting stories 1 Launch the Gallery app and tap Stories. 2 Tap and hold a story to delete, and tap Delete. Deleting images or videos 1 Launch the Gallery app. 2 Select an image or a video to delete. To delete multiple files, tap and hold a file to delete on the list and tick more files to delete. 3 Tap or Delete. Using the recycle bin feature You can keep the deleted images and videos in the recycle bin. The files will be deleted after a certain period. Launch the Gallery app, tap → Settings, and then tap the Recycle bin switch to activate it. To view files in the recycle bin, launch the Gallery app and tap 74 → Recycle bin. Apps and features Multi window Introduction Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in the split screen view. You can also run multiple apps at the same time in the pop-up view. Some apps may not support this feature. 75 Split screen view Pop-up view Apps and features Split screen view 1 Tap the Recents button to open the list of recently used apps. 2 Swipe to the left or right, tap an app’s icon, and then tap Open in split screen view. The selected app will launch in the upper window. 3 On the lower window, swipe left or right to select another app to launch. To launch apps not on the list of recently used apps, tap the Home button or Back button and select an app. Adjusting the window size Drag the bar between the app windows up or down to adjust the size of the windows. When you drag the bar between the app windows to the top or bottom edge of the screen, the window will be maximised. 76 Apps and features Pop-up view 1 Tap the Recents button to open the list of recently used apps. 2 Swipe to the left or right, tap an app’s icon, and then tap Open in pop-up view. The app screen will appear in the pop-up view. 77 Minimise the window. Maximise the window. Close the app. Adjust the transparency level. Moving pop-up windows To move a pop-up window, tap the window’s toolbar and drag it to a new location. Apps and features Samsung Members Samsung Members offers support services to customers, such as device problem diagnosis, and lets users submit questions and error reports. You can also share information with others in the Galaxy users’ community or view the latest Galaxy news and tips. Samsung Members can help you solve any problems you might encounter while using your device. To submit your feedback or post your comments, you must sign in to your Samsung account. Refer to Samsung account for more information. Samsung Notes Create notes by entering text from the keyboard or by handwriting or drawing on the screen. You can also insert images or voice recordings into your notes. Creating notes
1 Launch the Samsung Notes app and tap .
2 Select an input method from the toolbar at the top of the screen and compose a note. Enter text using the keyboard.
Write or draw with pens. Paint with brushes. 78 Insert files. 3 When you are finished composing the note, tap Save. Deleting notes 1 Launch the Samsung Notes app. 2 Tap and hold a note to delete. To delete multiple notes, tick more notes to delete. 3 Tap Delete.
Apps and features Calendar Manage your schedule by entering upcoming events or reminders in your planner. Creating events
1 Launch the Calendar app and tap or double-tap a date. If the date already has saved events or tasks in it, tap the date and tap . 2 Enter event details. Enter a title. Change the event's colour. Set the duration. Enter the location. Set an alarm. Add a note. Add more details. 3 Tap Save to save the event. 79
Select a calendar to save the event to. Apps and features Creating reminders You can create tasks as reminders and receive notifications at the preset time or location for each reminder. Launch the Calendar app and tap → Reminder. Refer to Reminder for more information. Syncing events with your accounts 1 Launch the Settings app, tap Accounts and backup → Accounts, and then select the account to sync with. 2 Tap Sync account and tap the Calendar switch to activate it. For the Samsung account, tap → Sync settings and tap the Calendar switch to activate it. To add accounts to sync with, launch the Calendar app and tap → Add new account. Then, select an account to sync with and sign in. When an account is added, a blue circle is displayed next to the account name. Reminder Create reminders to schedule to-do items or to view content later. You will receive notifications at the preset time or location for each reminder. • To receive more accurate notifications, connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile network. • To fully use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account. • To use location reminders, the GPS feature must be activated. Starting Reminder Launch the Calendar app and tap → Reminder. The Reminder screen will appear and the Reminder app icon ( 80 ) will be added to the Apps screen. →
FREE ENGLISH PDF
USER GUIDE - USER MANUAL
OWNER GUIDE - OWNER MANUAL
REFERENCE GUIDE - REFERENCE MANUAL
INSTRUCTION GUIDE - INSTRUCTION MANUAL